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area from north-south and it will become stationary to our south as we go through tomorrow morning. don't expect thundershowers or thunderstorms tomorrow afternoon. rain likely, drizzle, low clouds and fog. the main storm system is coming out of texas and will produce severe weather during the day tomorrow in the mississippi river valley. tomorrow night, still wedged in. a band of heavy showers and thunderstorms. when will the wedge break down? if it doesn't, heavy thunderstorms, not severe weather. that is the big question. chris is in the weather center. if the wedge breaks down, we could see severe weather. chris: could you believe this time last week, we were talking about ice. now we are talking thunderstorms. it is all about the front moving through on wednesday. the severe threat index is four out of 10. the biggest threat is from flash flooding, but wind damage as
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the timeframe is looking earlier and earlier, to midmorning. here is a look at the wind shear, the mid-level spin in the atmosphere. the yellow is the greatest spin. as we head into wednesday morning, that is to the west. wednesday afternoon, a lot of the wind shear, or thunderstorm fuel, moves towards kentucky. a bit of it moves through charlotte and greenville, south of i-85. that brings us the threat of thunderstorms. john, we have the flood threat high. but really, all the threads are on the table. -- the threats are on the table. john: tornado threat, low to medium because of the wind shear. especially in the eastern and southern upstate. we will watch this system closely. now back to you. nigel: now to commitment 2016 coverage. the first in the south gop primary is behind us. it was a big win for donald trump, and marco rubio and ted cruz rounded out the top three. the republicans are now getting
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nevada. gabrielle: and now, hillary clinton and bernie sanders are in south carolina ahead of this saturday's democratic primary. wyff news 4's sally kidd has more. sally: nigel and gabrielle, michael -- marco rubio has been accusing ted cruz's campaign of lying for a while. today, ted cruz is holding someone account of bowl -- accountable. a cruz campaign shakeup. >> i asked for rick tyler's resignation. sally: ted cruz says his national spokesman tweeted out a misleading video about rival marco rubio sunday, falsely accusing rubio of making a negative comment about the bible. >> it turns out the news story he sent around was false, but i tell ya, even if it was true, we are not a campaign that is going to question the faith of another candidate. sally: earlier, rubio blasted cruz for campaign dirty tricks. >> it's incredibly disturbing. i mean, you guys have to be seeing this. it's every single day that
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campaign that's deceptive and untrue. sally: after his decisive win in south carolina, >> let's put this thing away. sally: polls show donald trump is favored to win nevada, where republicans caucus tuesday. >> ohio governor john kasich has won the endorsement of former homeland security director tom ridge. >> there's an establishment lane, and an anti-establishment lane. i'm in the john kasich lane. figure it out. sally: next up for the democrats, the south carolina primary. >> i am so so thrilled. sally: hillary clinton, fresh off a win in nevada, has a strong lead in palmetto state polls. meantime, bernie sanders campaigned in sumter, south carolina, >> start thinking outside of the box. sally: before heading to massachusetts, where a new emerson poll shows a dead heat between sanders and clinton ahead of the state's super tuesday primary. on thursday, republicans hold their final debate before super tuesday, and questions about this latest flap between marco
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be one of the hot topics. in washington, sally kidd, wyff news 4. gabrielle: thanks, sally. a huge number of ballots were cast in saturday's republican primary, many more than in 2012. wyff news 4's tim waller has been crunching the numbers, and is here with that story. tim? tim: gabby, if voter turnout during presidential primaries tends has been historically low in the past, that was not the case on saturday. check this out. 25% of all registered voters in the state cast a ballot on saturday for one of the six gop contenders. compare that to a 22% turnout in 2012, when voters had nine republican candidates to choose from. and look at these increases in voter turnout at the county level, compared to 2012. voters in union and cherokee counties cast 29% more ballots this past saturday, than they did in the gop primary in 2012. pickens, laurens, and anderson counties, also casting more ballots. same story in these five counties. abbeville, spartanburg, greenwood, oconee, and
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increases in voter turnout compared to the 2012 primary. pickens and oconee counties had the largest percentages of voter turnout in the state this past saturday. a 36% turnout in pickens county, and a 33% turnout in oconee county, compared to the statewide average of 25%. south carolina will hold its democratic primary this coming saturday. but as of now, the turnout we saw for the gop primary two days ago was even greater than the record-setting turnout by democrats in 2008, who were eager to see president obama elected. nigel? nigel: thanks, tim. elections officials across the upstate say there are some things to learn from problems voters had during the gop primary. wyff news 4's myra ruiz has more on the advice they are offering. myra: we spoke to the spartanburg county voter registration and elections director, who says if you meet the qualifications to vote early because you can't be at the polls saturday,
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minute. do what these ladies are doing. they are here on a monday, casting their ballots. >> please, please, please make sure that the folks don't wait until the last minute to change their address, or to find their voting location. myra: director henry laye says voters showing up at the wrong polling site was a common problem during the republican primary. ultimately, it kept sergeant janelle martucci from casting a ballot. she first showed up at the wrong site, and then sped her way to the correct one, where she was told it was too late to vote. >> i pointed to them, and told them, it's two til 7:00. the polls don't officially close until 7:00. >> your watch doesn't determine when the polls open and close. it's up to the clerk, who is in charge at each of the polling locations, to make an announcement at 7:00 p.m., the polls are closed. myra: sergeant martucci says, as a military member who just happened to be in uniform after a day of duty, she wishes they could have made an exception. >> i still feel like my rights were violated. >> we appreciate all our
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are serving active duty, but she just got there too late. myra: elections officials says -- recommend that voters log onto to make sure they know where to vote, and figure out ahead of time how long it'll take to get there. myra ruiz, wyff news 4. gabrielle: taking a look at other headlines investigators in , pickens county need your help finding whoever shot and killed a woman. they say fishermen found a woman's body on a boat ramp yesterday morning, off bucksin road in easley. wyff news 4's aly myles reports from the scene. aly: officials identified a body found here as 35-year-old reza khan. she was found sunday morning when two fishermen called authorities, telling them a woman was badly injured and wasn't responding. neighbors right next to this dock told us they didn't hear gunshots between saturday night and monday morning. -- and sunday morning. investigators are trying to figure out who khan was with saturday night. james rice lived near the dock for years. >> a lot of families know each other. everyone kind of knows
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everybody's real attentive. aly: he says violence like this doesn't happen around here. >> i lived here 5 years, and you never heard of anything going on down here. people might throw a wild party or something, but you've never heard of no killings, or no beatings, or anything like that. aly: so far, no weapon has been found, and no arrest have been made. investigators are asking anyone with any information to call crimestoppers. aly myles, wyff news 4, at saluda lake. nigel: now to oconee county, where an out-of-state organization is fighting to get a memorial taken down from a city building. wyff news 4's mandy gaither has more from seneca. mandy: a cross was placed at seneca's water treatment plant to honor the life of chuck keeler, and we were with his daughter when she saw this memorial for the first time. it blends in with the stone wall, so much that ashley cantrell almost missed it. when she finally saw the memorial to her father, words were hard to come by.
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emotions back from that day. mandy: it was november 19th, 2014. chuck keeler was helping to build seneca's water treatment plant, when he fell. this cross, a way to honor him, along a patio near the building. a resident complained to the freedom from religion foundation. the wisconsion organization has now sent a letter to seneca city officials, asking that the cross be taken down. >> it makes me a little angry, that they're trying to take that away. it's only been a year and three months since we lost him, and for them to come in and try to take the cross away, it's just so disrespectful to my dad. mandy: the organization says it doesn't have a problem with memorializing keeler, but by phone, told us a cross shouldn't be here. >> if it's on government
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a religiously neutral manner, because the government has to worry about not just endorsing religion, but even the appearance of endorsement. and somebody seeing this cross, just sees a cross sitting on their government's property. mandy: cantrell feels like her religious freedom is being threatened, too. >> they're trying to make something that is so beautiful, and make it so ugly. mandy: while this cross brings her comfort, she sayaythe fight against it only brings pain, reopening a wound that hasn't had time to heal. seneca officials will be discussing this issue tomorrow night. we will tell you more about that any story i am working on for 6:00. mandy gaither, wyff news 4 in seneca. gabrielle: coming up, an update on the kalamazoo shooting spree that left six people dead, and the mystery surrounding the suspect. >> politics, much like comedy, is all about timing. nigel: tonight, why some are saying marco rubio may owe his second-place win to the
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john: a life shot looking down clemson boulevard in anderson, temperatures 63. a little bit of drizzle and fog, visibility six miles. a light south wind. i will be right back. gabrielle: now, here's a look att your winning midday numbers in the south carolina education lottery, pick three, 8, 6, 0. nigel: and your pick four, 7, 1, 7, 0. do you think when you are president you'll be paid as much as if you were a man-male... this is one of the jobs where they have to pay you the same. but there are so many examples where that doesn't happen. i'm going to do everything i can to make sure every woman in every job gets paid the same... the men who are doing that job. i'm hillary clinton
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nigel: this just in to the newsroom. an upstate judge has ruled against a north carolina company that wants to dump coal ash in the community. the company that wants to build the landfill, mrr, is suing pickens county for $25 million, saying the county cannot prevent it from using the class 2 landfill for coal ash. last week, judge robin stillwell heard a motion filed by mrr that planned to stop pickens county from delaying the plans. this afternoon, according to court doccuments, the judge denied the motion, and ruled that mrr could not dump any coal ash while the case goes forward. pickens county officials say the landfill is for construction debris only. gabrielle: a substitute teacher is accused of stealing prescription drugs from the nurse's office. this is exclusive video of morgan ashley kidd being booked into the anderson county detention center, after turning herself in to iva police. anderson district 3 officials say a nurse at crescent high school noticed the missing
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school resource officer. the district assistant superintendent says steps have been taken to make sure this doesn't happen again, including taking a look at security at the school. an upstate man is facing criminal charges after a child said the man put cocaine on his tongue, and made him watch "dirty movies." this is according to woodruff police. 30-year-old david jordan faces multiple charges, including unlawful neglect of a child. according to the incident report, the child told officers that his tongue went numb. another child said jordan and others smoked marijuana in front of him and his brother. the department of social services was contacted, and the children were put in the care of a family friend. nigel: an uber driver accused of going on a killing spree in michigan saturday night, makes his first appearance in court. gabrielle: prosecutors say they think they know what happened, but they're still trying to figure out why. nbc's chris pollone has the story.
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a husband and father of two, and an uber driver, now charged with six counts of murder, plus two counts of assault with intent to murder, along with weapons charges. >> the defendant did murder mary lou nye. chris: dalton remained in jail as the judge talked to him. prosecutors in kalamazoo, that killing spree over about six hours saturday night, all while continuing to give rides to unsuspecting passengers. but as of now, they still don't know why it happened, and what, if anything, ties the victims together. >> this was not just a momentary lapse. this was not just a crime. there was not something to provoke this. there are videotapes of these incidents. he walked up on these people, and shot them. chris: in all, eight people were shot in three separate locations, a woman at an apartment complex, a father and son at a car dealership, and five people in a restaurant parking lot. among the dead there, bart nye's mother and aunt, best friends
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play. >> i don't know how i'm going to explain this to my son, that he doesn't gets to see his grandma again. chris: people in the community, still stunned over these seemingly random killings, have come together to pray for the victims. >> when we ask why these 6 people, people of all ages, all walks of life, innocent, minding their own business, were so violently taken from us. chris: uber says dalton passed a background check. police say he has no prior criminal record. chris pollone, nbc news, new york. nigel: two people remama in the hospital. gabrielle: they include the first woman shot, a mother of three, and a 14-year-old girl. >> now, your live super doppler 4 hd weather forecast. john: on the radar, you can see plenty of showers and thunderstorms rumbling across the area.
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it was supposed to be all the way down here. a low developed on the front come out here. it slowed down the system. this front will push through, the northeast. that will gradually turn the showers and thunderstorms into a more steady rain. that will evolve after midnight when the friend settles to the south. we will get wedged in with a northeasterly wind during the day tomorrow. temperatures will hold steady and possibly drop in the upstate through the 40's. you can see the heavy rain, a couple lightning strikes from inman to landrum, all the way over to the southwestern part of cherokee county, a couple lightning strikes south of gaffney headed towards york county. heavier showers backed up against the mountains in northern pickens county. a few pockets of moderate rain into northeastern georgia. not a lot south of i-85. until the front settles further to the south, then we will see
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in the mountains, patches of rain across the area. it is like to moderate rain, except for pockets of heavy rain moving to bryson city and extreme northern cherokee county. in asheville him a live shotot you can see cloudy skies and off and on showers. these are not stratus clouds, which is why the front is hung up to the north. it will make its way south, and we will see the low clouds and drizzle develop later tonight and during the day tomorrow. how about 70 in elberton? 58 in greenville, cooled off with the rain. 59 in spark or. -- in spartanburg. 61 in laurens, 63 in anderson. warm temperatures to the south, 71 in charleston, 70 in macon. cooler weather behind the front. a couple 48's, in raleigh at greensboro. nationally, the front is through year. major storm systems out here coming out of the southern rockies.
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will come down here come a low will develop and it will track like this and produce severe weather in the lower mississippi river valley during the day tomorrow, and a potential for severe weather for us on wednesday. 35 in boston, 34 in cleveland, pretty cold in the northern half of the country. fairly mild in the south. tonight, showers and thunderstorms, gradually evolving into more of a steady rain and fog. lows in the 40's tomorrow. expect a northeasterly breeze, so cooler conditions in the upstate, rain, drizzle and fog, high holding steady in the upper 40's if not dropping into the mid 40's by the mid afternoon. upper 40's, so a bit warmer in the mountains than the upstate. rain, drizzle, and dense fog in the ups -- in the mountains. stationary front to the south becomes a warm front and blitz toward us overnight -- lifts toward us overnight tuesday.
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thunderstorms depends on how fast the front heads north. we get colder and tried towards the end of the week in the wind will make it feel colder than the actual temperature. our umbrella winner, congratulations martha from woodruff. michael: coming tonight all new at 6:00, a look at new development proposed for downtown spartanburg. two projects, up for discussion when the city council meeting starts in about 10 minutes. >> combined, these two projects kind of check all the boxes. michael: both projects would mean more people living, working, and shopping in downtown spartanburg. the city owns the land, and wait until you hear how much the
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co there are those who say we cannot defeat a corrupt political system and fix a rigged economy. but i i lieve we need to lift our vision above the obstacles in place and look to the american horizon. to a nation where every child can not only dream of going to college, but attend one. where quality healthcare will be a birthright of every citizen. where a good job is not a wish, but a reality. where women receive equal pay and a living wage is paid to all. an america where after a lifetime of labor, there is time for rest and grandchildren. a nation that defends our people and our values, but no longer carries so much of tt burden alone. i know we can create that america if we listen to our conscience and our hearts and not to the pundits and the naysayers. i'm bernie sanders. i approve this message,
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in tonight's four your health... carol: in tonight's 4 your health, the number of hpv infections are down, and researchers say the credit should go to the vaccine against the virus. they say it's clearly working. a study from the centers for disease control compared human papilloma virus infection rates from before and after 2006, when the vaccine was introduced in the u.s. there was a more than 60% drop in hpv rates among teen girls, and a 34% decrease in women in
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experts say, while these results are encouraging, fewer than half of teenage girls, and one-quarter of boys, have received all three doses of the vaccine for full protection. here's another reason to perhaps pour another cup of coffee. new research suggests drinking more coffee could help reduce liver damage caused by too much food and alcohol. the study included about 2,000 patients with liver cirrhosis, which kills more than one million people each year. it showed drinking two additional cups of coffee a day was linked to a 44% lower risk of developing cirrhosis. and that risk dropped even more among those who drank three or four cups of coffee. experts aren't sure which compounds in coffee protect the liver, but it's safe to say, loading upupn sugary lattes is not a good way to prevent cirrhosis. >> governor haley is a very important figure in south carolina politics. nigel: coming up, the power of an endorsement. why one gop chairman says
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marco rubio's campaign. >> hi. it's an honor. it's an honor. gabrielle: so sweet. must-see video here. such a great story. this south carolina native was thrilled to meet the president and first lady.
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oval office. hillary clinton: i do not believe we live in a single-issue country. the economy is rigged in favor of the top. americans haven't had a raise in 15 years. but i want to go further. whether it's poison in the water... hardworking immigrant families living in fear... racism holding people back... wall street and big financial interests along with drug companies, insurance companies, big oil companies... the indifference, the negligence. that's what i want to take on. i'm running for president to root out all of these barriers... because i think america can only live up to its potential
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to live up to his or her potential. i'm hillary clinton, and i approve this message.
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nigel: one upstate gop chairman calling governor nikki haley's endorsement of marco rubio, campaign genius. why, next. gabrielle: plus, a duke power plant is waiting for permission from north carolina officials to change into a natural gas plant. john: a live shot from our woodruff road skycam, in greenville county you can see the rain drops. showers went through, even thunderstorms. i will talk about that and more, thunderstorms down the road that could be severe. >> you're watching live, local, breaking news. with nigel robertson, gabrielle komorowski, and the weather with chief meteorologist john cessarich. this is wyff news 4 at 5:00 in high definition. nigel: first up, taking a live look, a wet look, through our woodruff road skycam.
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any grilling this evening. it is pleasant temperature-wise. john, how is it looking for this evening? john: we will see thunderstorms of the next hour or two, in the northeastern part of the upstate, moving into spartanburg county, off to the northeast. we had a few showers with embedded heavy thunderstorms march across the area. nothing strong were severe, just heavy rainfall, a bit of lightning from time to time, maybe gusty winds. a front is pushing through and it has stalled out because of a low developing along it. when the front settles to the south overnight, the wind will shift out of the northeast area that will drive in cooler temperatures and more stable conditions. here is the front tomorrow morning. we will be wedged in with showers, rain, drizzle, fog. this will produce severe weather in mississippi tomorrow afternoon and will move right between this front and that front. very unstable air.


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