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dale: right now, the worst of the storm activity stretches from hickory just west of charlotte and all the way down to parts of york and chester counties and into fairfield and newberry county. thunderstorms are rumbling around that line. all the area is shaded inbred because it is a tornado watch in effect until -- shaded in red because it is a tornado watch in effect until 7:00 tonight. a severe thunderstorm morning stretches from your countertop -- stretches from up to western north county. the eastern part of the upstate is getting hit pretty hard. everyone seen strong wind of 30 to 40 mile per hour's. that associated with thunderstorms has been toppling trees in the foothills. in cleveland county, burke
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the storms that pass through a little while ago. i'm sure there will be more power outages. all these storms are working in racing to the east. here is the latest in oconee county and northwest pickens county with a thunderstorm. another one trying to develop an avon county. the worst is passing through our area now. we will stay under that watch and all that area shaded in red until 7:00 tonight and underwent advisories until midnight. they continue and then cooler air flows in. it warmed up into the upper 60's and we are seeing wind 30 to 40 plus across the area, so be careful. we will talk about what to expect tonight, tomorrow in just a few minutes. geoff: thank you. the storms are bringing trees down across the upstate. we showed you one in greenville. they are also down in spartanburg this afternoon. wyff news 4's mike mccormick is
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lines down on one major road. mike? mike: geoff, we are in the middle of spartanburg to give you an idea. the begin is just up that way. in that direction, you are headed toward the west side of spartanburg. you can see this line right here in the power crew just showed up. i treat them up on that side of the road came down into the power line with it. it has been hanging in the road for quite some time. down that way, police and the fire truck had that side of john b. white senior boulevard blocked off and they are detouring traffic. as you come this way and had down john b. white senior boulevard, which turns into reidsville road, police have it shut down. we just watched two vehicles blast by that police officer and come this way. they realized that there apparently were not supposed to do that and they must flashing lights and they turned around.
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there and the officer either gave a warning or citation of some sort to that vehicle. it is creating some confusion for people. this officer has been trying to detour traffic that way and they are detouring down on this side of john b. white senior boulevard. this is shut down, so if you or someone you know has to come this way, avoid this and maybe take 2920 west side of spartanburg. the duke energy vehicle just pulled up to get this line out of the road. close to 4100 people with no power in spartanburg county and that includes the campus of usc upstate. they were saying that they are not sure when power will be restored to the campus. they are urging the professors to decide whether or not they want to have classes in the dark. this is an example of what is happening. lines down because of the wild wind with the system. mike mccormick wyff news 4 ivan spartanburg.
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live in spartanburg. geoff: thank you. in other parts of the southeast, the storms spawned strong tornados last night, leaving at least three dead, 30 injured, and a line of destruction from louisiana to florida. jacob rascon is in convent, louisiana, with more. jacob behind me is what is left : of sugar hill mobile home park, more than 150 homes now just piles of ruble. some of them thrown blocks from where they were originally. two people died here, more than 30 were hospitalized, seven of those critical, and they have been searching for three people missing, who may be trapped in the ruble. -- in the rubble. a desperate search for survivors, hope nearly lost. some 150 mobile homes ripped to shreds. trucks twisted like toys, a neighborhood wiped off the map, dozens were injured, many of them pulled from the rubble, barely alive. >> we're asking for calm for this area. we're asking for prayers. we need that, this community needs that. jacob some 19 million people
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of the massive winter storm. all the way to pensacola, florida, where this neighborhood took a direct hit. >> we just held on to each other, said, maybe we'll make it, maybe we won't? jacob: there were overturned semi trucks, a gutted gold's gym, and thomas howard, who watched a tornado blow right past him. >> and all at once, we heard a loud noise, whoooo. jacob back in convent, : louisiana, nobody is giving up yet. the search will resume for those three people still missing, and the clean up will also be began -- will also begin as this severe weather threat moves east and northeast, producing more tornados and even blizzard conditions. i'm jacob rascon in southeast louisiana, back to you. geoff: remember, if you are away from your television and bad weather hits you can turn to our website and digital app. you can track the storms with live radar and up to the minute alert. just look for the weather
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wyff 4 mobile app. one day after president obama resubmitted his plan to close guantanamo bay's detention facility south carolina senator , lindsey graham is speaking out against the plan. myra ruiz is joining me live in studio. myra: geoff, senator grahm joined two of his republican colleagues, john mccain and kelly ayotte, to criticize what they're actually calling a lack of a plan. the senators said they were expecting to see some specific information in that eight-page document, like where the president would prefer to hold future detainees at the close guantanamo bay and what the facility would look like and how much it would cost to run it. they also talked about how there was no mention of protection in place for those who would need to interrogate future terrorists who would be detained. senator lindsey graham said he first approached the in ministrations about the plan more than six years ago and called the president's latest plan a chinese menu.
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meeting and now, it has been eroded, and the next president of the united states is going to have a mess on their hands. myra: they said there were some interrogation processes from the bush administration that needed to be corrected and have then, but all of the senators were critical of the president's plan. they called on democrats and republicans to come up with something better. geoff: thank you. commitment 2016, donald trump with another victory. this time in the gop nevada caucus. just days after winning south carolina, trump was announced the winner of nevada after midnight along the east coast. it's the third straight nominating contest trump has won. senators ted cruz and marco rubio had another close second place finish, but early this morning it was declared rubio , finished second. >> we won the evangelicals. we won with young, we won with old, we won with highly educated, we won with poorly
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educated. 46% with the hispanics. 46%, number one with hispanics. >> one week from today will be the most important night of this campaign. one week from today is super tuesday. geoff: right now, cruz is holding trump off by a narrow margin in texas, but he leads rubio in the polls in florida. to the democratic race now as hillary clinton and bernie sanders look for your votes in this saturday's primary. the candidates took part last night in a cnn town hall at the university of south carolina in columbia. both responded to president obama's announcement that he plans to close the prison at guantanamo bay. >> we look like hypocrites and fools to the entire world. what we have done is locked up people in a way that is causing all kinds of repercussions around the world. >> there is no reason for us to
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which is a very serious, i guess, symbol for a lot of the people around the world who would do us harm and try to recruit others to do us harm. geoff: before the town hall, clinton attended an emotional forum just down the street. mothers whose children were victims of gun violence or who died while in police custody met with clinton and former congresswoman gabrielle giffords. holly wild animal park once to make improvements and they're asking for the public's help. this morning, they held a public forum at the spartanburg area chamber of commerce. recently the park has suffered a , devastating fire, bad weather, and criticism from peta. executive director says they need to raise $500,000 this year.
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acted like this before, so we are asking now and try to establish the foundation for our existence in the future. geoff: the park, a nonprofit has , never done a full-fledged fundraising campaign. they say they feel it is important to be honest about their issues and they have hired a new uri do, formally the greenville zoo, and they asked the community to come out and support the park when they open on happening right now, the saturday, march 5. battle of the badges. it's an annual blood drive-where five different groups of buncombe county first responders try to get the most blood donated in their name. it's happening today until 5:00 at the first baptist church in asheville. the winner? they get bragging rights for the year and a trophy. but these first responders say this is about more than just that. >> one unit of blood can save up to three lives and every two seconds, someone in our country
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so knowing youre saving at least three lives is a huge reason to come and support the drive today. >> the weather is a good reason because weather brings up accidents, and blood donations will also be down at the local chapters so it's a good time to come out for a great cause. geoff: the drive ends at 5:00 tonight. again, at first baptist church in asheville. coming up, we'll explain why for the second year in a row state lawmakers may not pass a plan to fix south carolina roads. >> i have no words at all. it is just a sad moment -- a sad time in our community. geoff: and a michigan community comes together to try and heal after a gunman went on a deadly shooting rampage. dale: high wind warnings,
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change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability. bernie sanders. he was there when dr. king marched on washington. unafraid to challenge the status quo
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take on police misconduct, and take down a system that profits from mass imprisonment. there is no president who will fight harder to end institutional racism. education. opportunity. reform. bernie.
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geoff: students friends and , family gathered to remember tyler smith. the 17-year-old high school student was killed in saturday's shooting in kalamazoo michigan. -- kalamazoo, michigan. mourners came together on the
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night, where he spent so much of his time on the soccer team. tyler was set to graduate high school this year. family and friends shared their favorite stories of tyler from the bleachers, capping the night with the release of paper lanterns. >> we just came to support the community. we live here, my kids go to school here, and it's really all we could do and pray. geoff: jason dalton has been charged with six counts of murder and two counts of attempted murder, stemming from saturday's shooting spree, which targeted people at random over several hours. investigators say dalton confessed, but has not given them any motive. a bill to repair south carolina roads has appeared to hit a major roadblock. the senator is continuing his filibuster that started last week. it is threatening the chance for any road repairs this year. davis says he's opposed to raising the gas tax in south carolina by 12 cents per gallon.
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state department of transportation. an agency davis believes is in need of reform. >> and i think that is a poor way to handle the taxpayers money, where you've got seven elected commissioners from seven different areas of the state, each trying to bring as much money back to their area as possible. that may be something the senator from horry thinks is admirable. i do not. geoff: officials say if the filibuster continues, it's possible a road funding bill may not pass this year. >> now, your live super doppler 4 hd forecast. dale: good afternoon. what the morning. let's take a look at the map and all the various colors. these are high wind warnings. spartanburg county, laurens, greenwood, clemson, all the way back into northeastern georgia, western north
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45 to 50 mile-per-hour wind. the areas in yellow, including cherokee county, union county, york, chester and newberry under a tornado watch. that will continue until 7:00 tonight. as we take a look at western north carolina, we have flash flood watches in effect because of all the rain we have had. as we take a look at the latest live super doppler 4 hd and talk about thunderstorms across the area, that is the strong thunderstorm in northern york county, headed toward charlotte, down to parts of chester, fairfield county into newberry and another thunderstorm in northern pickens county, transylvania county, and more action to the west. hopefully, things will start to calm down parried strong wind at 45 to 55 miles per hour will topple more trees this afternoon.
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getting hit the worst right now with severe thunderstorms in parts of chester county and york county, all headed to the east and quickly paste. -- quickly paced. brevard getting a pretty good storm right now transylvania county. later this week, wendy until late tonight and colder temperatures behind this burn start to come in. it will create snow in mountains of north carolina. flurries of snow along the tennessee-north carolina border, pretty much like what we have seen in the wake of this storm from chicago to st. louis. we will get some snowy weather right along the tennessee-north and tomorrow morning. could cause delays. we will have that information first thing tomorrow morning should any counties report a delay because of that snowy weather expected. what a storm it has been. that is a tornado watch area
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for parts of the eastern part of the upstate to the center part of north carolina. here is a quick look at the temperatures. it got up to 70 in greenville, 71 in abbeville, 75 in elberton after the cold day yesterday. we got into the upper 40's and it has warmed up today. we are seeing 26 in greenville, 29 in spartanburg, 30 in anderson and 30 to 50 gusts could topple trees. winter advisories until 7:00. we will continue to track this. john will have the latest and cold temperatures coming in tonight, dropping it to the 30's tomorrow morning. 32 in the mountains with snow early, 36 in the upstate. the highs tomorrow just low 40's to low 50's with windy conditions. geoff: thank you. coming up later this afternoon
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"saturday night live" kate mckinnon. that there are those who say we cannot defeat a corrupt political system and fix a rigged economy. but i believe we need to lift our vision above the obstacles in place
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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 that 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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checking the numbers on wall street with the dow jones down 97 points. the nasdaq down 24 points and s&p 500 behind 13. protesters gathered at over a dozen cities across the country to protest the f.b.i's requests for apple to break through on their iphone security. many tech companies have lined up behind apple as they fight a judge's order to unlock the data on an iphone used by syed farook, who died in a shoot-out with police after december's
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california. while the fbi says they want a one-time hack, many are worried that it could create a precedent that could compromise iphone security. apple has said they're willing to help law enforcement, but not if it means breaking i's promise -- it's promise to protect customer privacy. apple is set to file a formal appeal later this week. shipping. the internet giant has upped the members. instead of $35, shoppers must now spend $49 in order to receive free shipping. insiders says the increase is an attempt by amazon to get more people to sign-up for amazon prime, which offers free shipping on all amazon purchases regardless of amount. a look outside from one of our skycam's. the hilton-greenville skycam.
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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 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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they served our country. our country should serve them better. bernie sanders cracked the gridlock with john mccain to help clean up the mess at the v.a. and strengthen veterans' healthcare. bernie sanders has always stood with our veterans, and that's why he'll never rush to put our men and women in harm's way. judgment. integrity. bernie. sanders: i'm bernie sanders and i approve this message. geoff: as we continue to take a look at the power outages with power and trees down because of
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three thousand with no power. closed up 4000 in greenville county and a little more than 4000 and spartanburg county. macon county that close to 3300. couple of others with the numbers, henderson county close to 4000, buncombe county little more than 1100. we continue to update you throughout the afternoon and much more on these stories beginning at 5:00. it has been quite the morning. dale: incredible wind continues. 45 to fit five mile-per-hour cash to 55 miles per hour wind. the charlotte douglas airport under high wind warning. thatill cause aviation issues this afternoon until 2:15. both of the airports being impacted. all the counties highlighted in gold from spartanburg to greenwood, oconee county and western north carolina, high wind warnings.
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mile per hour that is what triggers the warnings. they have already topple trees. it will continue to be very windy into the evening hours. the very careful, especially if you drive a high profile vehicle and watch out for lawn furniture or anything on the patio that could be blown over. geoff: when should we be in the clear? dale: late tonight but it gets cold and we will be breezy but not as windy. geoff: thank you for joining us at noon. see you back live at 5:00. you can always find us at www. lights, camera, access. >> i started screaming. i called my parents. they thought i was in an automobile accident. >> the peeping crime happened eight years ago. but it's not over for erin andrews. i'm billy bush. the perpetrator served his time, we'll tell you what erin wants now. >> oh, my god, i could totally take him out and nobody would
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>> o.j. just feet away from her, kim goldman on her very tempting opportunity to avenge her brother ron's murder. >> did you know this was coming? >> darling, it's an engagement ring. we can't know when it's coming. >> first interview since her proposal and plans for the wedding. >> i'm most excited about the grandeur, darling. lights, camera, access. day one of erin andrews' $75 million peeping tom trial. welcome to "access hollywood." it was in 2008 when erin andrews was secretly recorded in the nude by her stalker. the video went viral. erin isn't just going after the man convicted of the crime. >> no. she's also targeting where this invasion of privacy took place. >> barrett calls the national marriott and asks, will erin andrews be staying there on september 4th? yes, he's told.
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of care. >> opening statement from erin's lawyer, attempted to establish the nashville hotel's wrong doing in this case. erin stood and made eye contact with the jurors. her lawyer showed a diagram of the hotel setup, with erin in room 1051 and her now convicted stalker in 1049. video evidence of where she was videos getting ready. >> and videos here without clothes on. erin is suing this nashville marriott, the then management company and her stalker for $75 million. the complaint alleges that back in 2008, barrett specifically requested that his room be placed directly next to andrews and he was granted the request. the 54-year-old father of two altered the peephole of andrews' door and secretly recorded video of her. >> when you found that out, what did you think?


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