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a flash flood watch means just that. creeks and streams can rise quick the when the ground is saturated and you can get another inch, 2, 3 inches of rain with those thunderstorms tonight and tomorrow morning. we will be under that watch, flash flood watch through tomorrow afternoon. a quick look at temperatures across the region. they are mild for this time of the year with the rain in the 40's this morning. we will see temperatures just reach low 50's for the upstate today. the mountains of north carolina will go from 40's this morning into upper 40's for the afternoon. we will talk more about the weather. the computer is acting sluggish this morning. we will talk more about what you can expect tomorrow in a few minutes. allyson: a live look now at our laurens and a reminder to be careful on the roads this morning. you may come across ponding or even flooding on the road ways over the next day or so. we caution you to not drive through flooded roadways. give yourself plenty of time this morning to make your commute. geoff: now to a deadly crash in spartanburg. a moped collided with a tow truck.
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happened yesterday afternoon at the intersection of north pine street and east daniel morgan avenue. keith harrelson was killed in the wreck. he was riding a moped. police say a tow truck stopped in front of him to make a turn. they say harrelson rear-ended with the tow truck. ally: to pickens county now. and the autopsy results released on a woman's body found by fishermen. her body was found sunday morning near saluda lake off buckskin road in pickens county. officials now say after an autopsy monday that reza khan was shot in the head and killed. the coroner has ruled it a homicide. deputies are trying to figure out who she was with saturday night. investigators have not made any arrests as of now. they ask that you call crimestoppers if you have any information on this case. geoff: police now say the reported shooting at columbiana centre mall may not have involved any gunshots at all. police say that they haven't found any shell casings and witnesses who originally reported seeing two men fire aren't as confident about their
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authorities say they found a book bag in the woods with airsoft guns, which look like real guns. police are also going through surveillance video from the mall stores. hundreds of people either ran away or hid in stores after people said they saw men shooting. allyson: to henderson county now. 350 new jobs coming. g.f. linamar plans to build a brand new manufacturing facility there. north carolina governor pat mccrory was on site for the announcement yesterday. g.f. linamar manufactures car parts. turning now to news in greenville now. where a controversial quiktrip could soon become a reality. geoff: wyff news 4's aly myles with more on that and a better look at the conditions we're seeing. aly: good morning, guys. it is definitely rainy out right now. a little lighter than it was an hour ago, but he keep picking up and dropping back. something to keep in mind on
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if you look behind me, if you're ever -- having trouble placing this, this is the kroc center. this is the lot where the controversial quiktrip has been approved by city council. council approved zoning changes last night for the slot. that clears the way for q.t. to seek building permits from the city. but the changes came with some opposition. >> the addition of this q.t. in my opinion will accelerate the demist of our unique character and opens us up to the highest bidder. >> i think this plan has been approved by the vast majority of people who live in the area, who work in the area and who own property in the area. aly: quik trip says it held over 25 neighborhood meetings while designing its plans. officials say once the city approves those plans construction is expected to take about six months. aly myles, wyff news 4, live in greenville's west end. geoff: four minutes after 5:00.
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dispute in pickens county. an upstate judge has ruled company. mrr is suing pickens county for $25 million, saying the county can not prevent it from using the landfill for coal ash. in the meantime the company filed a motion to stop pickens from delaying its plans. a judge denied the motion yesterday and ruled mrr could not dump any coal ash while the case goes forward. county officials say the landfill is for construction debris only. mrr says it has the proper permission from d-hec to dump coal ash. allyson: two development projects are one step closer to coming to downtown spartanburg. last night spartanburg city council approved the first reading of a plan that would sell two pieces of city-owned land to developers for a dollar each. the plan has to undergo one more reading. one developer is proposing retail space and 30 apartments at the corner of daniel morgan and west main. another developer is proposing 50,000 square feet of office space in the area behind the george dean johnson school of business. existing business owners say
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progress. >> people come in here all the downtown in years. so everything that's going to happen, it's going to generate more interest in coming downtown which should help everybody overall. allyson: the corner of daniel morgan and west main is currently a parking lot. the city plans to make up for the loss in spaces by offering 65 spaces at the corner of spring and broad streets. geoff: happening today. seneca officials are expected to discuss a request to remove a memorial cross on city property. this cross was built into a stone wall along a patio outside seneca's water treatment plant. it's to memorialize chuck keeler, a worker who fell while helping to build the plant. the freedom from religion foundation says the memorial should be religiously neutral. keeler's daughter says the fight against it opens up wounds that haven't had time to heal. >> it's just disrespectful to my
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we've suffered enough. and i think that it needs to end we don't need to suffer anymore . >> the display of a cross on government property is unconstitutional because it shows preference for one religion over all other religions. geoff: city officials are expected to go straight into executive session on this matter during a work session tonight. allyson: another showdown for the republican presidential candidates today. today is the nevada caucus. on the final day of campaigning, gop candidates crisscrossed the state. marco rubio spoke to a crowded minden yesterday. trump is expected to win the state, but second place is up for grabs. geoff: the democratic presidential candidates will be in columbia this evening. cnn is hosting a town hall on usc cap us.
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sanders will answer questions. it is affected to get underway at 8:00 this evening. chris cuomo will moderate the events. the democratic primary is set for this saturday. allyson: a look behind is that the anderson skycam. the road is certainly whatwet. dale: we are already waterlogged. geoff: seeing aly this morning, it did not like it was raining where she was, but i imagine it comes down different. dale: lighter for a good bit of the day today, and then it will taper off. it will kick up the showers again. more heavy downpours. the heaviest of the rain will fall tonight or tomorrow morning. what we are looking at right now as windy, breezy conditions. light rain. rain jacket is a good idea. 20 mile-per-hour gusts will pop on umbrella quick. flash flood watches extended for the entire area. is like to moderate over most of
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here are the counties under a flash flood watch through tomorrow afternoon. with already saturated ground, you start adding in a couple inches of new rain tonight increase and streams, they can come out of the banks quickly. watch out for ponding on roads. if you are in a flood prone area, tomorrow, especially tomorrow morning, heavy downpours of rain, flooding, too. here is what has been going on over the past six hours. to the west of us, over texas, west of mississippi, that is worthy big low is centered working its way eastward. by tomorrow morning, it will be impacting the southeastern corner of the country with a good chance of thunderstorms. temperatures across the region this morning are in the 40's. low 50's may the best the upstate seas. the mountains of north carolina will struggle to get into the upper 30's today. -- upper 40's. you're not see the climate temperatures. 44 in asheville will get to 49.
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10-12-50 mile-per-hour winds, even 20 mile-per-hour gusts at times. it will be a breezy day today. a stormy day tomorrow. especially for the morning hours. tomorrow afternoon should see improvement. cooler temperatures come in thursday with highs of just 41 in the mountains and 52 in the upstate. we will go from cooler than normal today, a little bit of abnormal tomorrow, cooler than normal for thursday through saturday. sunday, temperature wise, we get back to normal. we will see another chance of showers in the mountains on monday. allyson: a clash at check-in cheese, a dozen people and all
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now to the mystery out of kalamazoo mic allyson: now to the mystery out of kalamazoo, michigan. prosecutors say an uber driver has confessed to going on a killing spree. six people were killed. and jason dalton, went before a judgdg it all started saturday night in kalamazoo. on this map you see the 3 places where the shootings happened. a townhouse. the parking lot of a car dealer. and a cracker barrell parking lot. we see where authorities made the arrest as well. jason dalton appeared in court yesterday by video monitor. he's charged with 6 counts of murder. the judge today denied him bond, he'll stay in jail. that was actually yesterday.
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violence. police say a total of 8 people were shot. 4 people in the parking lot of a cracker barrel. two people remain hospitalized, among them a , 14-year-old girl, abigail. doctors say they're encouraged by abigail's stability and responsiveness. >> abigail is strong, and she is a vibrant beautiful young lady and she did not deserve this and neither did her grandmother or those other victims. allyson: so far, no motive has been determined and officials have not found a connection between dalton and the victims. if convicted, dalton could be sentenced to life in prison. geoff: lawmakers in charlotte, north carolina are expanding rights for gay, lesbian and transgender people. they voted to add to the city's non-discrimination ordinance last night. the new measures will prevent public businesses from discriminating based on sexual orientation gender identity and , marital status. at a town town council meeting members of the public spoke on both sides of the issue about the proposal. a hot topic in the proposal's debate transgender people now
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their gender identity. >> i care. i want my children protected. works -- >> i'm afraid of an opposition who is also afraid of me. they are afraid that i, or people like me, are going to victimize children. geoff: a similar ordinance expansion was shot down last year but charlotte mayor jennifer roberts asked that the proposal be revised and reconsidered. allyson: the trendy hoverboard
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dale: 5:18 it is the time as we look out from our woodruff road skycam. rain showing up, wet roads to deal with this morning.
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almost an internet third record at gsp. i was until midnight and more has fallen since then. light rain over a good bit of the area today. maybe another half inch of rain. more rain coming in tonight. heavier rain. one-to-three inches of rain can fall can -- with the rain. would we are under -- we are under a flash flood warning. this is the low that will come moisture into the southeast and kick up wind. we could see strong thunderstorms rumbled through tomorrow morning. we will run the future plus for you in a few minutes. 44 in asheville, 52 in franklin, 52 in abbeville. temperatures will climb a little bit todayith cloud cover and the northeasterly breeze at 7-15, even 20 miles per hour at times. yesterday was normal. we got up to 68. average is 58. today is more like 51 or 52 for
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asheville regional airport also was above normal. a got to 63. today, upper 40's is the best we do. light rain today will taper off and heavier rain coming in overnight tonight. especially during the morning hours tomorrow during the morning six :00 until then :00 period -- until 9:00. cold for a good bit of the country with the exception of the software we are pleasant temperatures this morning. let's take the future plus a and put it into motion. there goes the light rain trailing off this afternoon. it yards to pick up again later on the same- it picks up again later on this evening. look at tomorrow morning. this is when we see the stormy us weather. 8:30:30, 9:00, a line of thunderstorms in the upstate could produce severe weather. tonight there tomorrow morning is when we will have to watch out for the potential of some
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your is the four-day plus forecast. today, low 50's. tomorrow, 60. even with showers and thunderstorms. cooler temperatures behind that front on thursday. 41 in the mountains. it could be a rain-snow mix early in western not drive. it clears up, cold mornings ahead through the weekend. daytime highs struggle to get back to normal by sunday. at least it looks sunny for saturday and sunday. allyson: the back and forth between apple and the justice department continues. the fbi is demanding apple help break into the san bernardino shooter's phone. but apple's ceo tim cook is refusing. apple has until friday to respond to the court order. cook emailed his staff yesterday thanking them for their support. he went on to say, "it's does not feel right to be on the opposite side of the government in a case centering on the freedoms and liberties that the government is meant to protect. meanwhile, the director of the
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james comey defended the justice department's decision. he wrote, "the san bernardino litigation isn't about trying to set a precedent or send any kind of message. it is about the victims and justice." geoff: the 16-year-old passenger on board the helicopter that crashed in pearl harbor has died. the teen and 3 family members visiting from canada were aboard a tour helicopter. it crashed thursday. witnesses rushed into the water to help pull the victims to shore. federal agencies are investigating the crash. families of sandy hook victims are suing the maker of the gun used by adam lanza in the 2012 mass shooting. they want answers specifically from the maker of the ar-15 remington the weapon designed by , the military and used at the elementary school. nine of the families lost a loved one in the shooting at newtown elementary. their suit claims the bushmaster ar-15 rifle used by gunman adam lanza should not have been available to the public, because it is a military weapon too dangerous for civilian use.
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maker bushmaster firearms, has said it's protected by a federal law shielding gun manufacturers from lawsuits over criminal use of their products. a 97-year-old california woman is getting the boot out of the home she's lived in for more than 60 years. marie hatch has lived in this burlingame house for 63 years. she says her former landlord was a close friend and promised she could stay in the home for the rest of her life. georgia rotherock has been hatch's roommate for the last 30 years. but now the new landlord is serving an eviction notice and giving the two women 60 days to find a new place to call home. >> yeah, we've had a good time in this house. we're staying optimistic that some accommodation can be reached. geoff: it certainly seems like they have a good attitude. the new landlord a distant relative of hatch's friend says they were unaware of the lifetime agreement. rotherock says she hasn't been able to find affordable housing
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clash at chuck-e-cheese. connecticut police say at least a dozen people were involved in the all out brawl, and it's all caught on camera. police say the incident may have started after two women bumped into each other inside the chuck-e-cheese in manchester. that's when witnesses say things escalated quickly leading to the fight. no arrests have been made so far because the group left before officers arrived. no one was seriously hurt. that is the good news. allyson: a north charleston pastor challenging tim scott in his been -- bid for re-election. pastor thomas a. dixon announced his decision at a news conference monday. in a news release, dixon says he is, "a tireless advocate and will reach out to people who feel they are underrepresented by current elected officials." dixon is a democrat and a community activist scott is a republican and has served since 2013, when he was appointed by governor nikki
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of jim demint. >> good morning. this morning, the republican candidates are waking up ready for tonight caucuses in nevada. but ted cruz is dealing with some of his own new campaign drama, effectively firing a top aide for incorrectly suggesting that marco rubio was questioning the bible. it was a dramatic turn of events late yesterday and donald trump pounced on it fast continuing that line of attack that ted
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because i think america can only live up to its potential when we make sure that every american has a chance to live up to his or her potential. i'm hillary clinton,
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dale: all right, 45 degrees. light rain falling over good bit of the area. breezes out of the northeast at 10 to 20, so go breezy and wet day today. temperature of 51 better for the upstate in the mountains will stay basically in the mid 40's this morning, climbing to upper 40's for the afternoon. kind of a rainy and drizzling day today. geoff: thahak you. sunday was a day for a 106-year-old visit ---year-old woman who visited the white house. allyson: fritsch not only got to meet the president and the first lady, but she got to dance with them. geoff: 2014, she had to campaign to meet the obama's and she explained that she was so happy to see a black person of the nation's top job and she mentioned that to the president on sunday. allyson: she shows her excitement by dancing and she
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celebrate black history month. she was born in south carolina and moved to washington, d.c. shortly after. geoff: i love screaming their where she goes -- woo! 106 years old. that is something. allyson: more power to her. geoff: our news continues right now. [captioning made possible by wyff-tv] [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit] allyson: 5:30. a live look at las vegas, nevada, where gop presidential hopefuls will battle it out. geoff: live super doppler 4 hd showing the conditions. an awful lot of green. allyson: also, a reported shooting at the south carolina mall may not have involved any real bullets. geoff: dale, you are talking
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dale: yesterday, we got almost one inch and one third at gsp. a little bit of this and the i-85 and north area in our coverage area, but all of the coverage area is highlighted in green because of a lash blood watch. that means they are saturated already and we get heavy downpours tonight and tomorrow morning. a couple of inches of rain fall in short period of time could lead to flooding, so watch out for flood prone areas, especially tomorrow morning. we are seen that light to moderate rain now. here comes the big load that tomorrow morning will kick up thunderstorms, and thenenhings will clear up by tomorrow afternoon. temperatures ranging from 47 in greenville to 44 nashville. low 50's in the piedmont. daytime highs will climb a few


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