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a little rain -- for the counties in green. a lot more coming in tonight. the low continues to march eastward. it will bring is a chance of rain. we are already saturated and another two plus inches of rain tonight and tomorrow could cause localized flooding. this will fire up thunderstorms in the southeast and even the potential of severe thunderstorms with strong enough winds to topple some trees. an isolated tornado cannot be well. willis that closely tonight into early tomorrow morning. what the future was forecast in a few minutes -- we will show you the future plus forecast in a few minutes. allyson: turning to a developing obama is submitting a plan to congress requesting the closure guantanamo bay. obama had pledged to close the facility at the u.s. naval base 2009. the plan will call for sending
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for transfer to their homelands. the remaining prisoners will be brought back to the u.s. to be held in maximum-security prisons. >> for many years, it's been clear the detention facility at guantanamo bay does not advance our national security. this is not just my opinion. it is the opinion of experts and the opinion of many in our military. allyson: you may remember in a previous plan, president obama -- one says president obama does not have the ability to move dozens of terrorists to american communities from guantanamo bay. instead of trying to empty out get no, -- out gitmo, the president is to put our national we'll have more on his announcement starting at wyff news 4 at 5:00 p.m.
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developing story this afternoon out of pickens county. deputies say an arrest has been made in connection with a woman's death after her body was found on a boat ramp over the weekend. myra ruiz is live and local in pickens county. myra: today, this aerosol is a little bit more about what investigators learned and how they found the suspect. he tells as investigators were at an apartment complex in greenville county last night when they found the vehicle that belonged to the victim. this is her dark-colored doge charger -- dodge charger when the man who is accused of killing her showed up. is 22 years old and from greenville. is charged with murder, grand larceny in connection with the during a violent crime. at least two other individuals
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investigators are still trying to figure out of those individuals or anyone else may have had a role in what happened to the victim. witnesses say the victim was in the car. they are still trying to determine exactly how he is connected although they do know i they had contac -- they do know they had contact prior to the death. >> hard to believe a lie can be in today's society. it bothers us greatly. our prayers and our thoughts and our hopes for her children are family. myra: casey walker is expected magistrate this afternoon before because it back to greenville county, where he is wanted on another charge. allyson: new at noon today, an
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determine how a car wound up underwater near an upstate dam. the car was discovered submerged this morning near the holiday dam in belton. anderson county deputies at the scene say no one was in the car when it was discovered. we will continue to update you on this story as it develops on air, online, and on our wyff 4 mobile app. turning to commitment 2016 now. the democratic presidential candidates will be in columbia tonight. cnn is holding a town hall on the university of south carolina campus. hillary clinton and senator bernie sanders will answer questions for voters. the town hall is expected to get underway at 8:00 tonight. cnn's chris cuomo will moderate the event. south carolina democratic primary is set for this saturday. an emotional forum at rock of ages baptist church this morning. it was part of the breaking down barriers tour. five mothers, who have all lost their children to gun violence or police incidents, talked
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clinton. one of the mothers, sybrina fulton, lost her son trayvon martin in 2012. she says there needs to be a better criminal and judicial system. >> my son was not committing any crimes. my son did not have a weapon. my son did not murder and shoot anyone. so i can still not sleep in my bed. the reason why the person walked away is because our justice system does not work. >> so no she's not perfect, maybe she hasn't voted for every piece of legislation that benefits our community. but as a whole, she's worked very diligently on behalf of our community, and that's why we stand behind her. aly:allyson: the mothers are touring 10 cities in south carolina before saturday's democratic primary. donald trump's hoping to rack up another win today in nevada as the state's republican caucuses get underway later today. tracie potts has a preview. sen.n.ruz: the men and women in this room have a national bully pulpit.
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to win nevada. mr. trump: this guy is sick. there's something wrong with this guy. tracie: the latest poll shows donald trump with a 16-point lead over ted cruz. >> the establishment of the republican is waking up to the fact that within a couple of weeks, donald trump could be unstoppable. tracie: not all voters are convinced. >> i just think he has turned this whole thing into a circus. tracie: fresh off his second place finish in south carolina, marco rubio is hoping to score here. sen. rubio: we can't win if we nominate someone that half the republican party hates. >> i again don't know what makes anyone believe that donald trump supporters are going to peel off of him and go to someone else. tracie: john kasich is seeing prprests after signing off to defund planned parenthood back home in ohio. >> i found his comments today to be completely deplorable and very offensive. gov. kasich: what those attacks tell me is that someone is listening out there. tracie: he and ben carson round
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this race. tracie potts, nbc news, washington. allyson: continuing coverage now of the reported shooting at columbiana centre mall in columbia. police now say it may not have involved any gunshots at all. police say they haven't found any shell casings and witnesses are no longer confident about their stories. authorities say they found a book bag in the woods with air soft guns, which shoot plastic pellets. police are seeking more surveillance video from stores. no one was injured in the incident. greer police want to identify two people they believe are connected to a shooting there. officers say a man was shot in the head monday afternoon at oakland place apartments. they say the man was sitting in a parked car at the complex and was taken to greer memorial hospitalaly his cousin. police say he was transferred to greenville memorial and his injuries are not life threatening. the controversial west end quik trip is one step closer to becoming a reality. last night, the greenville city
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on the lot at markley and academy streets, clearing the way for quik trip to seek building permits from the city. some tried to change city council members' minds, talking about traffic and safety concerns the store might bring. >> the addition of this q.t. in my opinion will accelerate the demise 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. allyson: quik trip says it held over 25 neighborhood meetings while designing its plans, and once the city approves those plans, construction is expected to take about six months. an update now to the coal ash dispute in pickens county. an upstate judge has ruled against the north carolina 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.
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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 dhec to dump coal ash. this afternoon, someone in the upstate has a lottery ticket worth thousands. check your tickets. ticket was sold in spartanburg for monday night's drawing. the ticket was purchased at sam's corner on chesnee highway. the palmetto cash 5 ticket matched all five numbers. here they are so you can check. 2, 13, 29, 30, and 37, power-up 3. the winner has 180 days from the date of the drawing to claim the prize. you've heard his voice on "america's got talent." today, he stopped by the news 4 studios. his message to make sure everyone knows you can try out
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talent" even if you can't travel to tryouts. the show is offering online tryouts where you can submit video you took right from your home, work, or anywhere. in fact, that is how benton himself tried out, and eventually, he became a finalist in the show. he says the video doesn't have to be perfect. his is proof. >> there was one time in particular that nobody ever got to see. he just decided that his diaper was coming off, and it went flying across the room. i did not the any of this until later when the producers told me about it, but maybe that helped me out a little bit. allyson: benton says since "america's got talent," his career has been rolling as well as his personal life. he just released his first single and video on itunes and is expecting his second child in just three weeks. this time, a baby girl. for more information on how you can try out for "america's got talent," you can check out the link on wyff4.com. coming up tonight, city leaders in seneca will discuss the request to remove a memorial from the city's water treatment
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protests are expected across the country today at apple stores following a court order for the company to bypass an iphone's security measures. in tonight. we'll is the future was the world a president has to grapple with. sometimes you can't even imagine. that's the job. and she's the one who's proven she can get it done. ...securing a massive reduction in nuclear weapons... ...standing up against the abuse of women...
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allyson: the man accused of in michigan is being held without bond. jason dalton is charged with six bail. the prosecutor says dalton admitted his involvement in the incident. police believe dalton shot eight people at an apartment complex, restaurant, and car dealership in kalamazoo saturday night. six of those people died in the shootings. 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. apple's supporters are planning a protest against the fbi today. supporters are expected to demonstrate in 50 different apple stores across the u.s. at 5:00 this afternoon. this comes after a judge ordered apple to help hack into an bernardino shooters. so far, apple has resisted. victims and affected families
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today through their attorney, filing a brief of support for the department of justice. carolina, voted to add to the city's non-discrimination ordinance expanding rights for people. the new measures will prevent public businesses from discriminating based on sexual orientation gender identity and marital status. a hot topic in the proposal's debate, transgender people now have the right to choose which public bathroom to use based on their gender identity. a similar ordinance expansion was shot down last year. happening later 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
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haven't had time to heal. >> it's just disrespectful to my father and disrespectful to my family. 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. allyson: city officials are expected to go straight into executive session on this matter during a work session later tonight. announcer: now, your live super doppler 4 hd weather forecast. dale: good afternoon. 12:17 on this cloudy tuesday. if you take last night the rain and add this morning's reign to it, many places over two inches. it has been a good rain already. the ground is saturated. more heavy rain expected tonight into tomorrow. 45 and cloudy with a reason of the northeast in the spartanburg
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back to the city. because of the clouds and fog, can't see a thing. a few spots of light rain in the upstate right now. here is live super doppler 4 hd. you've is he just a little precipitation in greenville, spartanburg county, moore into raburn county and western oconee county, but we had a break, but more is coming. this entire area shaded in green because we are under a flash flood watch. we are watching for the potential of quick flooding with already saturated ground in a couple of inches of rain expected tonight that can cause creeks and streams and ponding on the roads in spots that are prone to it. watch out for that driving tomorrow morning because it will really start coming down heavily tonight. here is a broader look at the country. that is a tornado watch box
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here is the big blow that will be drawing up moisture from the gulf. it will be moving eastward and impacting the southeast by late tonight and early tomorrow morning. we will see some thunderstorms developing and working across the area. severe thunderstorms can get 60 mile-per-hour wind gusts. toehold in a short amount of time -- toppled trees and a time and a possible tornado. we are starting to see the action in northeastern georgia. starting to work into the piedmont. we see heavy downpours by 9:00 tonight for a good bit of the overnight. rain. looking at 3:00 or 4:00 t torrow thunderstorms. here comes the severe weather potential between 6:00 and 8:00 tomorrow morning marching across
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that line could fire up some we will watch for that during the drivetime tomorrow from 6:00 to 8:45 a.m. especially. colder temperatures early thursday morning can fire up north carolina. weather for the next couple of days. stormy weather in cooler weather right behind the front. today, upper 40's to low 50's will be about the best we see. 10 to 50 mile-per-hour winds -- 10 to 15 plus mile-per-hour winds. the average for the mountains is 53 but upper 40's maybe wishful thinking today. that will be our big weather maker today and tomorrow. we will watch it closely and give you updates so you can plan accordingly. count on rain gear for tomorrow morning. give yourself a little extra time because it could be very stormy on the upstate roads.
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for the mountains, more like low to mid 40's at best. cool temperatures, windy conditions on thursday. clearing up for the weekend, but the way through saturday. aly:allyson: thank you. a lot of kids dream of becoming astronauts and traveling into space, but apparently, even the final frontier gets boring from or so it seems from this video posted on twitter monday by astronaut mark kelly. we see someone in a gorilla suit bursting out of a bag on the international space station and terrorizing a crew member. no explanation is given. that crew member does look terrified. just a quizzical tweet from kelly stating, "i thought you said you had things under control up there." dale: who new gorillas can fly in space? allyson: someone tweeted me we
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allyson: turning to money
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look at the stocks this afternoon, the dow, nasdaq, and s&p 500 are all down. new jobs are headed to henderson county. 350 of them. g.f. linamar plans to build a brand new manufacturing facility there. north carolina governor pat mccrory was on hand for the announcement yesterday. g.f. linamar manufactures car parts. two development projects are one step closer to coming to downtown spartanburg. spartanburg city council approved 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. starbucks is changing the way customers earn loyalty rewards. currently, starbucks customers earn one star per purchase and may redeem 12 stars for a free food and drink item. under the new program, which starts in mid-april, customers
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spent and need 125 stars to get a free item. some speculate say the change could spark complaints from customers who are used to accumulating points with frequent purchases of drip
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items. in the middle of a time when senior poverty is increasing. republicans and some democrats came up with a brilliant idea for cutting cost-of-living adjustments for social security.
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dale: taking in look at our national map, that is a tornado watch out of louisiana. see the big rotating storm parked over texas and moving over the mississippi valley area? that will impact us overnight tonight into the early part of tomorrow. morning drive tomorrow morning will have some pretty good thunderstorms rumbling and we will keep you up-to-date on any watches or warnings that may be issued. allyson: severe weather can be on the way tomorrow.we will keep our eye on that . thanks for joining us today. lights, camera, access. >> bad news for kesha in court
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taylor and demi. why does lovato have a problem with swift's actions. and thenst kanye. all those heroics can be exhausting as kim posts that and the first shot of saint. >> did you all sign contracts saying that you wouldn't sleep with each other? >> listening closely to the answer, it sure sounds like two of them hooked up. who could it be? and then after crawling down her stage, britney's freaked out freak show guests can barely stand on ours. >> i'm still not recovered from this. >> give it up for anthony! >> lights, camera, access. >> move over kanye, is there a taylor swift demi lovato feud? no good deed goes unpunished for
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>> taylor and demi support kesha who was dealt a severe legal setback. why has demi taken aim at taylor. >> kesha was denied an injunction against dr. luke. she has made rape and sexual abuse allegations against her producer of ten years which he denies calling them lies. dr. luke has never been criminally charged. on sunday, taylor swift donated $250,000 to help with kesha's legal bills as a show of support. and soon thereafter, demi lovato take aim at taylor. quote, not everyone has 250 k to just give to people. i haven't made as much as her.

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