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the high wind warning will continue, and then the wind running continues. we can see tests as high as 35 to 40 miles per hour, especially in the elevation -- we can see gusts as high as 35 to 40 miles per hour. michael: it was dangerous today. carol: and we have the video to prove it. mike mccormick. mike: that is the roof, and if you think that is scary, you should see what happened blocks from here. tina was driving this car when a limb fell onto the windshield. >> i was watching the car in front of me, and all of a sudden, it was like 3-d. mike: she and the driver of the suv were following a tour caused
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senior boulevard. nearby on west main street, the roof lou off of this building. -- blew off this building. willie was cutting hair. everyone feels lucky, because it could have all been worse. we are getting rain and strong winds again in spartanburg. at one point today, close to 3100 in spartanburg county were without power. the whole campus lost power and even had to cancel some classes today. live tonight in spartanburg, mike mccormick, wyff news 4. carol: traffic collisions were just some of the complications today.
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myra: well, carol and michael, it is windy but colder and wetter. things are getting back to normal. many of the businesses at cherrydale had to shut down because they did not have electricity earlier today. >> the lights flickered on and off, and i thought everything was ok. myra: actually, more like anything but, with no working traffic lights for cars passing by. >> nobody had power, and the red lights were out. it was really bad out there. myra: besides traffic collisions, like this one on roe ford road and highway 25, there were other potential dangers on the road. the power lines from across altamont road, and on villa road, the windy weather took down a tree. on east butler road, people
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rooftop of the golden strip career center. definitely trying to take advantage of the wind breaker part of this jacket. it is still windy, and with the highway patrol, they say they did not realize there was a trooper here when the light was out. i have been responding but do not have the manpower to get out and direct traffic, but he says live law, reach an intersection -- by law, if you reach an intersection with the traffic lights out, you have to treat it like a four-way stop sign. carol: president obama has announced a plan to close guantanamo bay. >> what the world needs is a leader who can organize the world around the value systems that last the test of time. carol: lindsey graham joined
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michael: hillary clinton spent part of her time at a luncheon at a sorority in west columbia at the owl cap alpha sorority. -- at the alpha kappa alpha sorority, and nigel set down with a interview. -- sat down with mrs. clinton in an interview. mrs. clinton: what happened in charleston to those nine faithful people should not happen again, and it should not have happened to them. i am happy to have the support of the mothers who have lost some children to police or gun crime, and we have to close will be called the charleston loophole, because that allowed the killer to get the gun that he was not really entitled to that, because of the restriction on the amount of time you can have to investigate his
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michael cole is much more from nigel tomorrow night on wyff news 4 at 5:00. carol: days before the primary, they are focusing on a different part of the state. patrick hudson -- patrick hussion is here with more. patrick: some come to the upstate, write to us, but not the case this week for the democrats. bernie sanders was in greenville, but over the last year, they have logged over 60 visits. >> there are not a whole lot of democrats in the upstate. we have a few pockets of them, but if you survey the elected officials in the upstate, you will find that there are very few that are democrat. yes, unfortunately, it they will have to travel a bit if they want to see live candidates. for those who are really
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them, they will go to columbia, or maybe even go to the coast. patrick: hillary clinton and bernie sanders have made less than 30 visits. that breaks down to 23 visits to the low country and midlands and six visits to the upstate. both clinton and sanders have no scheduled trips north of columbia before saturday's primary, and we will keep you updated on where their launch parties will be on saturday night. michael? michael: patrick, thank you. the governor says it has no -- cross. reporter: a complaint from a they say at this point, they do not know what if any further action will be taken, that the
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the cross is within the stonework a lot a patio outside the seneca wider treatment plant to honor the life of chuck keeler, who died after a fall during the construction of the building. the organization complaining about it says the memorial needs to be religiously neutral. keeler's daughter ashley cantrell says she is thankful the city officials are standing on her family. >> i really feel like they were trying to bully us and that they were standing their ground, and we are not going to be bullied into removing the memorial. reporter: seneca mayor dan alexander says he appreciates the concern but that this is a memorial and remembrance to a life lost behind a locked fence out of public view and is anything but a religious in oarsman. the family says they hope this
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reporter: we will tell you about the battle of the badges blood drive. carol: and the fate of hollywild animal park is in your hands. what happens when they decided to open up about their problems. john: clouds and very windy
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wh michael: the hollywild animal park held a form, and about 25 people came to talk about how they can keep the park in
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recently, the park has suffered a devastating our, bad weather, and criticism from peter. they say they have to raise up to $500,000 this year. the curator says zoo is not as bad as some have made it out to be. >> i have heard it all. i have only been there twice, but when i went there, i said, this is nowhere near to what people have been saying. michael: it opens march 5. carol: happening right now, the annual blood drive, where five different groups of buncombe county groups want to get the
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>> one unit of blood can save up to three lives, and that is a huge reason to support the drive today. >> the weather is a good reason to come out. carol: the winner will be announced next week. organizers tell us 137 pints were donated today.
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michael: in spartanburg, one girl is giving back, donating all of her birthday money to a cancer center today, all in memory of her grandparent. >> he passed away from cancer, so i wanted to make a donation to other people who had it. michael: it will go towards the cancer special needs fund that helps provide medicine, transportation, and other unexpected expenses for cancer patients. michael: now, your live super
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john: here is a shot of the college in spartanburg. the camera bouncing around because of the strong, gusty winds, in fact across eastern georgia. the pressure gradient between the storm system and the high pressure to our southwest, 43 mile-per-hour wind is in downtown greenville. in spartanburg and in anderson, 46 mile-per-hour wind gusts. sustained wind of 25 to 30 miles per hour. asheville, gusts of 41 miles per hour at the regional airport. we are talking of a high wind warning that will continue until the top of the hour at 7:00, and then from 7:00 until midnight, it goes from high wind downward to a wind advisory, but we're still even talking wind gusts. probably in the upstate to 35
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it will likely change over to snow showers and continue into friday morning. a winter weather advisory, forecasting one to four plus inches of snow. the higher elevations, the closer you get to the tennessee live, and the west facing slopes. the farther you go, like in southeastern buncombe county, you might see some. even in hendersonville. you may see a rain shower as we go through the next hours. all of our severe weather has shifted off to the east. these are the tornado watch boxes. these are actually tornado warnings, and we had one for number 10. north carolina. south carolina, it looks like you were all clear. these are racing off to the northeast at 55 to 75 miles per hour.
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these red boxes are all tornado warnings. right now, some very heavy thunderstorms. no rotation there, but this one is moving into virginia, so a dangerous situation to our east and into virginia. changing over into snow showers already in the mountains of carolina and north georgia. over half an inch of rain in greenville. almost half an inch in spartanburg. we quickly reached 70 degrees when we broke down that ridge of cool air. we reached the record set back in 1982. it warmed up nicely. this is far from the record high of 77 degrees, so the temperature looks like this outside right now. we are talking about chilly temperatures coming in from the northwest, 43 in franklin, 49 in andrews, still there is strong wind. the five in columbia, milder
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through florida -- 55 in columbia. we start to get the cold air coming in, and this is as we go through the day tomorrow, and go another windy day tomorrow and chilly. colder and windy conditions with rain and snow showers for the mountains tomorrow in the greenville-spartanburg-anderson areas. 49 degrees at lunchtime. in the asheville-henderson area, 59 degrees. we probably will not reach the 40's but will probably be in the upper 30's. a nice warm-up by sunday afternoon. back to you, carol and michael. michael: thank you. carol: the gamecocks are playing the late game tonight. marc: we have got the latest on the south carolina tilt with
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announcer: now, wyff news 4 sports. >> with the exemption of michael -- marc: usc is 22-5 overall, and one of the losses was to tonight's opponent, the gamecocks trying to exact some revenge on tennessee. >> you want guys to challenge each other in the locker room,
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attention, to realize that there is a lot out there that you can accomplish that is still there. let's focus in on what we can control, so we can have a chance. marc: in columbia, usc takes on tennessee at 9:00 at colonial life arena, and on life support after a loss, the yellowjackets rattling back from a 13-point second-half deficit to take the lead late in the second half. dante grantham hit a game-tying three with just over 10 seconds to play, but a late foul and two free throws put clemson in the hold again. in short supply, but no loss. two games plus the tournament to make a case for the tournament committee, and going through the early part of their schedule, there could be a win. bottom of the first, already
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and we got this in the jetstream, with the ticket building. 6-0 carolina create top of the second, usc starter caden cropper, striking out eight in less than four full innings of work. alex destino delivers the two. they are up, 2-1. and adding more to the hall of fame. a former outfielder and an executive director will be honored before a game with the washington nationals. andrew jones and john schuerholz . and take another look. basically a chest pass from the seven footer, but it gets even better. henderson runs to the locker room at the half. watch him. grabbing a little popcorn on the way. he is a big guy, with a big
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carol: he needed some quick cards. -- carbs. michael: and now comes the cold part. john: it will be chilly, especially with the wind and the rain and snow showers off and on in the mountains, the heaviest snow north of the tennessee line and in the higher elevations. spring cannot calm soon enough. michael and john, thanks. carol: your next newscast is at 11:00. [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit]
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breaking news tonight. a new outbreak of deadly tornadoes. decimating homes and towns. a rising toll with nearly a dozen states on high alert. fears the biggest threat is yet to come. exploding air bags bombshell. news tonight half of all cars being driven right now in america might need to be recalled as investigator say the air bag maker continues to deceive customers even after deadly crashes. trump landslide. after crushing the competition in nevada, tonight he's aiming for a super tuesday knockout. also, milania trump, a rare one-on-one interview. does she ever think he's gone too far. and shocking blast caught on camera. a man's pocket suddenly bursts into flames. tonight a warning for everyone who uses e-cigarettes. "nightly news" begins right now. >> announcer: from nbc
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headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with lester holt. good evening. the death toll has risen even higher today from that violent storm system that tore through the south, and it's on the move tonight. as we start here, cities from northern carolina up to the d.c. area under the threat of tornadoes. at least four more people were killed this afternoon, some in waverly, virginia, where there's been significant damage from an apparent tornado. at least seven people have died from this time yesterday. right now at least ten states are at risk for severe weather with the highest tornado risk this evening. nbc's miguel almaguer reports from the storm zone. >> reporter: tonight this is what they fear, funnel clouds, possible tornadoes, a weather system still packing pounding rain and whipping winds with. with at least four dead today there's another night of dangerous weather still ahead. >> look at that. oh, my god >> reporter: forecast calls for 70-mile-an-hour winds.


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