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3 flood concerns will stay with us through the day.. but showers clear out this morning.. bringing sunny skies later on. on. 3 overnight flooding led to road closures and even water rescues in western north carolina.we're live in asheville with the latest. 3 good morning.... it's tuesday, december 29.i'm lauren elise.... here with nicole papay.thanks for joining us on the morning news. 3 we'll take another live look outside--in rosman 3 showers clear out this 3 morning leaving a partly to
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a showers clear out this 3 showers clear out this morning cloudy sky and highs in the low 70s. river flood concerns overnight. tonight, clouds increase with lows in the 50s ahead of more rain wednesday. 3 ((wrap up)) 3 now lets send it over to the pit crew traffic center. 3 we're watching: a 3 crash that should be in the clearing stages in anderson.
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road.no injuries are reported. reported. 3 here's a live look at the s.c.d.o.t. cam on i-85 in anderson near exit 23.traffic is moving nicely.-- 3 3 3 it has been a very busy overnight in asheville where heavy rain caused flooded roadways to be closed and several water rescues. rescues.fox carolina's ashley minelli is live this morning-- and ashley emergency crews said they had a hard time keeping up. 3 several reports 3 of rescues- still concern as officials fear rivers will continue to flood- talk about
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3 - biltmore village 3 flooded - van stuck on lodge streetfriend of driver says water was knee high deep- several rescues across the area - boats deployed- again- concern not over yet 3 3 "please do not go into 3 areas that are marked off. it's for your safety that we ask you not to go around those barricades until we get the roads clear of debris, stranded vehicles and some standing water as well." well." 3 3 3
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3 we want to 3 remind you-- when severe weather hits, you'll want to get our fox carolina app.it will bring you any watches or warnings in your area.. and will still work with your data
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just text "carolina weather" to the number on your screen to find out how to get it for free. 3 3 covering our counties--a spartanburg county family is asking for help after their loved one was killed in a possible hit and run. run.brent tessnear died sunday morning at the hospital.. after someone found him badly hurt behind the hardee's in cowpens. cowpens.investigators now think someone might have hit him with a car.. and took off. and family members tell us they think it could have been intentional.they're now asking for anyone with information to come forward. 3 "it was an innocent man's life that was taken. whether it be a hit and run or whether someone heard him, answer still need to be served. it's not a speeding ticket that we're dealing with it's somebody's life." life."we're told 3 tessnear leaves behind six children.cowpens police are offering a cash reward for any information that leads to an
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3 we have new details on a death investigation in greenville county. county.the coroner says "nathan crouch" was found dead in a home on perry road sunday night.investigators say crouch got into a fight with someone.. and was shot in the chest.his death is ruled a homicide.. but no one's been arrested.if you know anything crime. 3 3 we're bringing you continuing coverage of the tigers' trip to the orange bowl.there's been some concern over clemson's defense heading into a tough matchup with oklahoma.. sports director aaron cheslock joins us now from fort lauderdale with more... 3 3 3 3 the tigers giving up 30-plus points in each of their last two matchups.. the question is simple... can clemson stop the sooners? the number seven offense in the nation... 3rd in scoring at more than 45 points per game... game... 3 3 oklahoma can sling the ball short, medium and deep.. but tigers defensive coordinator brent venables says what really makes the sooners though to stop is the emergence of their rushing attack..with backs samaje perrine leading the way out of the backfield, o-u's totaled 50
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seven games..the tigers giving up several big plays in their last couple games against south carolina and north carolina... a lot of it gets attributed to the tigers simply getting gassed... they played ten games straight to wrap up the regular season... but they say their rested and revitalized now... not a concern for arguably the best q-b in the big-12... oklahoma's baker mayfield. mayfield. 3 3 "it could be a shoutout but when it comes down to a shoutout it's about keeping the ball in your hands and not turning it over. i mean you can control the clock even if you're not going and scoring a touchdown every time. you can control the clock and keep it in your tempo and that's what we want to do. do. 3 3 " we just haven't been coming out and playing the way we've been playing the last couple games. and i feel like we all had a great bowl practice and got back to the defense we were, with what you've seen against norte dame and stuff like that. that. 3 linebacker ben boulware sums it up by saying in their mind it's not about who lines up across the line of scrimmage... it's simply about the tigers defense playing to their own standard... more coverage coming to you from fort lauderdale at 4, 10,
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more on the tigers tomorrow night.. during "the orange bowl preview."aaron cheslock will have in-depth analysis and one-on-one interviews with the tigers in florida.that's tomorrow night at 7:30 here on fox carolina.you can also head to fox carolina dot com for a full section of orange bowl coverage. 3 now for weather and traffic every 10 minutes. minutes. 3 showers clear out this 3 morning leaving a partly to mostly cloudy sky and highs in the low 70s. river flood concerns remain all day as drainage continues from the overnight. tonight, clouds increase with lows in the 50s ahead of more rain wednesday.
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3 let's send it over to traffic. 3 there are no new 3 crashes or lays to report. this is a look at our traffic map up in asheville that is clear -- how ever there are plenty of roads that are closed because of flooding.fox carolina dot has a list of all
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3 here's a live look over greenville-- you're watching the morning 3 news on fox carolina. 3 3 hi i'm lt jon van donsel with the 14/15 transportation company. i want to say hi to my wife cindy and my family in brevard nc. happy holidays. 3 you're watching the morning news with lauren elise, ben hill, meteorologist nicole
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3 welcome back to 3 the morning news on fox carolina.you're taking a 3 live look over ab techin asheville 3 3 all new this hour--a federal prosecutor in belgium says two people are in custody on suspicion they were planning attacks over the holidays. holidays.investigators say raids were carried out in the brussells area.miltary type uniforms and propaganda materials from isis were found but no weapons or explosives. its unclear if the suspects are male or female. 3 3 this morning.. a teen who used
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drunk driving case is back in jail. jail."ethan crouch" and his mother "tonya" were arrested in mexico monday night.ethan has been wanted out of texas since last month.crouch is serving probation for a 2013 dui crash that killed four people.during that case.. his attorneys claimed he suffered from "affluenza".. because he grew up wealthy and never learned responsibility.crouch now faces 10 years in prison for the probation violation. 3 hard rock fans are mourning the death of motorhead's lead singer this morning. morning.the band announced ian "lemmy" kilmister passed away monday.. just days after being diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer.he had battled other health issues in recent years.. but stayed active in the band.lemmy started motorhead in 1975 and was their main songwriter.their biggest hit was "ace of spades" in 1980.lemmy was 70 years old. 3 3 "whole foods" is now paying off thousands of dollars after
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customers.on monday.. company leaders said they agreed to pay half a million dollars to resolve the investigation into its new york city stores. earlier this year.. whole foods admitted it had charge too much for some items, like fruit and sandwiches.they said it was unintentional.last year, the company settled with three cities in california over similar claims. 3 if you've got gift cards you don't want.. you might be able to trade them at target. the retailer is partnering with the gift card exchange website, "cardpool."more than 15 hundred target stores are participating in the program, which lets you trade another store's gift card for a target card.target says they will accept cards from hundreds of companies.but you won't get back the full value of your card.for example, if you trade a 100 dollar walmart card.. you'll only get back an 85 dollar target card. 3 time for weather and traffic.
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3 showers clear out this 3 morning leaving a partly to mostly cloudy sky and highs in the low 70s. river flood concerns remain all day as drainage continues from the overnight. tonight, clouds increase with lows in the 50s, ahead of more rain wednesday with highs in the 60s. skies begin to clear on new year's eve with temperatures in the mid-60s. sunshine and seasonably cold air in the 50s during the day and freezing at night move back in for friday and the weekend. showers clear out this morning leaving a partly to mostly cloudy sky and highs in the low 70s. river flood concerns remain all day as drainage continues from the overnight. tonight, clouds increase with lows in the 50s, ahead of more rain wednesday with highs in the 60s. skies begin to clear on new year's eve with temperatures in the mid-60s. sunshine and seasonably cold air in the 50s during the day and freezing at night move back in for friday and the weekend. 3 ((weather hit))
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3 no new crashes 3 but -- troopers are reporting a disaed vehicle on i-85 south near exit 61. 61. 3 here's a live look at the s.c.d.o.t. cam on i-85 near exit 61.no back ups in that area and traffic is light.pit crew traffic sponsored by kevin whitaker chevrolet cadillac! 3 3 3 news you need to know..several roads are closed in several western north carolina counties because of flooding. asheville firefighters say they performed water rescues after people drove through standing water.emergency
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over because rivers could still exceed their banks. 3 at least 43 people have died in severe weather over the last week and the storm system is still on the move.the system has caused blizzard conditions in western texas... flooding in missouri.. and tornadoes in several states. its expected to move into the northeast today. 3 two cleveland police officers will not face charges in the death of 12 year old "tamir rice".a grand jury decided not to indict them monday.rice was shot and killed at a rec center last november while holding a toy gun. 3 and here's a live look at the swannanoa river in asheville-- you're watching the morning news on fox carolina. 3 welcome back to the morning 3 news on fox carolina.we're
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3 puppies and 3 kittens are popular christmas gifts but you may want to make sure they are wanted before you give one. one.an upstate man came under fire after he posted a picture on facebook of him holding a dog by its neck.he was trying to sell it after he said his daughter received a puppy she didnt want.after seeing the picture online--lucky pup rescue in greenville was able to pick the dog up.they are now hoping to find that pup a home.rescue workers are asking people to think twice before giving a pet as a gift. 3 matthew mashburndirector of lucky pup rescueobviously to anyone who wants to adopt a puppy, def. do your research on breed, find a local rescue or even a shelter. it's always great to rescue from a shelter because shelters do put dogs down. 3 workers 3 suggest instead of just handing someone an animal...a better idea might be to buy a gift certificate to an animal shelter or give them money to
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3 time for weather with nicole.3 3 showers clear out this morning leaving a partly to mostly cloudy sky and highs in the low 70s. river flood concerns remain all day as drainage continues from the overnight. tonight, clouds increase with lolo in the 50s ahead of more rain wednesday. 3 ((weather hit))
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3 traffic has 3 really slowed down since rush hour.no new wrecks to report. this is our cherokee county traffic map which is all clear. clear.here's a live look at the s.c.d.o.t. cam in spartanburg.i-85 near exit 70. you're watching the morning news on fox carolina. 3 3 3 the morning news starts now.
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day.. but showers clear out this morning.. bringing sunny skies later on. on. 3 overnight flooding led to road closures and even water rescues in western north carolina.we're live in asheville with the latest. 3 let's look live 3 over a-b tech in asheville. 3 good morning.... it's tuesday, dececeer 29.i'm lauren elise.... here with nicole papay.thanks for joining us on the morning news. 3 showers clear out this morning leaving a partly to mostly cloudy sky and highs in the low 70s. river flood concerns remain all day as drainage continues from the overnight. tonight, clouds increase with lows in the 50s ahead of more rain wednesday. 3 ((wrap up))
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3 we're watching: watching:
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have picked 3 we have picked 3 up a new crash in anderson county.it's at highway 29 at sullivan road.thanksfully no injuries are being reported. reported. 3 here's a live look at the s.c.d.o.t. cam in anderson on i-85 near clemson boulevard-- traffic is light and moving. 3 3 3 overnight flooding in asheville caused quite the mess in and around the downtown area.this morning several roads are closed after rushing water filled the streets. streets.fox carolina's ashley minelli is live there this morning---and ashley a scary night for some drivers who had to be rescued. 3 - several reports of rescues- still concern as officials fear rivers will continue to
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now3 - biltmore village flooded - van stuck on lodge streetsays water was knee high deep- several rescues across the area - boats deployed- again- concern not over yet 3 trt: 10 secs"emergency from public works putting out barricades to apd asheville police to ems we're all working together to ensure the safety of our citizens." citizens." 3 buncombe:3 - french broad *flood* warning
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3 - swannanoa feeds right into french broad- portions of it flooding:lyman st near riverside road 3 3 across the 3 nation.. a huge weather system is being blamed for severe weather that's killed dozens in several states. states.43 people have died in severe weather over the past week.the system has caused blizzard conditions in western texas... flooding in missouri.. and tornadoes in several states.thousands of flights were delayed or canceled on monday.recasters
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keep moving toward the northeast today. 3 3 covering our counties-- greenville county deputies are looking for a man who held a gun to a woman's head and threatened to kill her. her.investigators need your help to find ernest dennis, junior.last month.. deputies say he violently attacked a woman.. held a gun to her forehead, and threatened to kill her.right now, he's wanted for attempted murder, assault and batttery.. and several other charges.if you see him, call 23-crime. 3 we're learning new details about a kidnapping case in buncombe county. county.a total of four people are facing charges.arrest warrants show one of the suspects paid "trena weaver" 20 dollars to drive the two kids.and police say she was under the influence at that time.police say three year old harlee and one year old elijah joyner were abducted from a home sunday.. and were later found safe in swannanoa.the other three suspects were arrested in jackson county, georgia.it's not clear when they'll be brought back to north carolina.
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counting his blessings after he and his wife survived a house fire. fire.the house on green street in iva caught fire saturday night.the home belongs to pastor terry allen from the "going through with jesus church" in iva.he says an alarm woke him up.. and by the time he and his wife got out.. the whole house was in flames. it's a total loss.. but the pastor says he's just grateful they escaped with their lives. 3 3 3 we lost everything. there's nothing that can be saved. saved."we're very thankful..there is no way without the grace of god that we would ever.. we would ever come through." through."pastor allen says members of the community have already reached out to help.if you would like to send clothing or money.. you can find the address in our story on fox carolina dot com. 3 3 as we get closer to the orange bowl.. fox carolina is down in florida following the tigers as they get ready. ready.this morning, sports director aaron cheslock is
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most underrated players-- "cordrea tankersley." they talked about the tigers' defense and how they will match up with oklahoma. 3 3 "you look at this 3 oklahoma offense, a team that's scored fifty-plus points in five of their last seven games, how do you guys gameplan for an offense that's that high-caliber?" caliber?" 3 "well we just go out there and do what we've been doing every single week, we know they're a great team and they're going to go out there and compete, they're going to go out there and try to make all the plays, it's just up to us to try and stop them. like i said they're just a great team, with a great quarterback. and great coaches so we look forward to the task." task."with a tigers win 3 against the sooners on thursday.. they have a shot at the national championship title. 3 we'll have much more on the tigers tomorrow night.. during "the orange bowl preview." aaron cheslock will have in- depth analysis and one-on-one interviews with the tigers in florida.that's tomorrow night at 7:30 here on fox carolina. you can also head to fox carolina dot com for a full
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coverage. 3 time for weather and traffic every 10 minines. minutes. 3 showers clear out this morning leaving a partly to mostly cloudy sky and highs in the low 70s. river flood concerns remain all day as drainage continues from the overnight. tonight, clouds increase with lows in the 50s ahead of more rain wednesday. 3 ((weather hit))
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3 we're getting 3 reports of a road being washsh out in gaffney.it's at union highway and asbury road.be sure to take an alternate route. route.here's a live look at the s.c.d.o.t. am on-- business 85 at exit one in spartanburg. 3 3 it's ______.if you found a hoverboard under your christmas tree.. there are some serious safety issues you'll want to know about. 3 here's a live look as the sun comes out over greenville-- you're watching the morning news on fox carolina.
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news with lauren elise, be3 the morning news on fox carolina.you are looking live at the swannanoa river in asheville.that water has gone down quite a bit since earlier this morning. 3 3 city leaders in 3 cleveland, ohio are asking people to stay calm.. after a grand jury decided not to file charges in the death of a 12 year old boy. boy.in november of last year.. tamir rice was shot and killed
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thought the boy was armed.it turned out he was holding a pellet gun.now, an attorney for the rice family says he believes the prosecutor in the case sided with the police.. and didi't present all the evidence to the grand jury. 3 3 [subodh chandra-rice family attorney] "this prosecutor under the guise of transparency kept selectively leaking information that secured to exonerate the officers but also prepare the public to accept a terrible travesty of injustice." injustice."that attorney 3 says tamir rice's mother is too distraught to offer a statement.he is also encouraging peaceful protests. 3 a chicago police officer charged with murder is expected to enter a plea today. today.jason van dyke shot 1 1 year old laquan mcdonald **16** times last year. year.the shooting caused protests all across the city ter the dashcam video was released last month. investigators say mcdonald was armed with a knife but was
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was shot and killed.the shooting also forced the resignation of the police superintendent and sparked a civil rights investigation into the department's practices. 3 the city of san francisco wants to know who is promoting justin bieber's latest album after someone spray painted sidewalks--and it wont come off. off.the city's attorney is demanding bieber's music publisher help them determine who is behind the sidewalk graffiti.a letter was sent to universal music group, saying even after recent rain the graffit is not coming off.the city attorney says its costing the city too much money to remove the spray paint. universal has not responded. 3 hoverboards may have been one of this year's **hottest** christmas gifts--but consumer experts say in this case its not a good thing. thing.the consumer product safety commission announced monday it's investigating 22 reported hoverboard fires across 17 states.around 70 e-r visits were recorded yesterday alone due to the popular rides. many people say the fires are
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battery inside the board. others have had major injuries such as concussions.we talked to a safety expert and doctor about the risks. 3 3 "specifically with hoverboards wewee concerned about falls, we're talking about injuries to the head, concussions, contusions, traumatic brain so really wearing a properly fitted helmet, it prevents head injuries 88 percent of the time." time."you can go anywhere from a mild burn that you can recover from in a matter of days, to a severe burn that could be a rehab of several weeks." weeks."safe kids upstate 3 says parents should stay up top date with consumer alerts- -but no matter what use helmets when hopping on the boards.experts also suggest calibrating your board before using it.this allows the sensors to feel your weight and positioning on the board.
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3 showers clear out this 3 morning leaving a partly to mostly cloudy sky and highs in the low 70s. river flood concerns remain all day as drainage continues from the overnight. tonight, clouds increase with lows in the 50s, ahead of more rain wednesday with highs in the 60s. skies begin to clear on new year's eve with temperatures in the mid-60s. sunshine and seasonably cold air in the 50s during the day and freezing at night move back in for friday and the weekend. showers clear out this morning leaving a partly to mostly cloudy sky and highs in the low 70s. river flood concerns remain all day as drainage continues from the overnight. tonight, clouds increase with lows in the 50s, ahead of more rain wednesday with highs in the 60s. skies begin to clear on new year's eve with temperatures in the mid-60s. sunshine and seasonably cold air in the 50s during the day and freezing at night move back in for friday and the weekend.
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3 we're getting 3 reports from troopers -- of a road being washed out in gaffney.it's at highway 211 at highway 18.be sure to take an alternate route if you're traveling in that area. area. 3 here's a live look at the s.c.d.o.t. cam on i-85 and green river road in gaffney. traffic is light and moving. pit crew traffic sponsored by kevin whitaker chevrolet cadillac! 3 3 if you're making a new year's resolution to eat healthier.. listen to this. thisishealth experts say the best way to improve your diet is cutting out sugar.they warn
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foods that don't taste sweet -- like breads, pastas, and dressings.they say -- while many fruits and milk have sugar, the health benefits often outweigh the negative effects.health leaders say reducing sugar can be hard because it triggers reward centers in our brain. 3 3 and time for birthday shout- outs...-lucille from greenville turns 61 61if you'd like us to mention a birthday on the air, send the name, date, and hometown to *birthdays at fox carolina dot com.*and let us know if you'd like to see it in either the 7 7 8 o'clock hour. 3 we'll be right back.but first... a look 3 at yesterday's winning lottery numbers. numbers. 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
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3 news you need to know... several roads in western north carolina are blocked after overnight flooding.crews with the asheville fire department say they had to make a number of water rescues early this morning. 3 spartanburg county deputies want to know who hit a man and left him for dead over the weekend.brent tessnear died sunday morning at the hospital.. after someone found him badly hurt behind the hardee's in cowpens. 3 a wanted texas teenager and his mother are in custody in mexico.ethan couch was on probation for causing the deaths of four people in a drunk driving crash.he made
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he suffered from affluenza becacae he was babied by his wealthy parents. 3 lemmy" kilmister-- the motorhead frontman passed away on monday. his agent says he died in l-a after a brief battle with aggressive cancer. he was 70 years old. 3 showers clear out this morning leaving a partly to mostly cloudy sky and highs in the low 70s. river flood concerns remain all day as drainage continues from the overnight. tonight, clouds increase with lows in the 50s ahead of more rain wednesday. 3 ((adlibs)) 3 let's get one last look at
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3 troopers are 3 reporting that -- highway 211 at highway 18 is washed out in gaffney.be sure to avoid the area if that's where you usually drive. drive. 3 here's a live look at the s.c.d.o.t. cam on 385 and stone avenue in greenville.no backups in that area. 3 3 law enforcement in northern california says they have a very rare highway concern this morning-- a seal. seal.wildlife experts say they are working to keep a determined **elephant seal** off a highway that it has repeatedly tried to cross.
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reported the 500-pound mammal was trying to climb the divider wall on a highway in sonoma.fish and wildlife crews and officers managed to usher the seal back into the san francisco bay. but instead of swimming away, it got back on land at least twice. 3 thanks for joining us for the morning news on fox carolina. don't forget to join diana,
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