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highs should be back to the low to mid-40s by the afternoon. expect a breeze from the ne between 5-10 mph. tonight stays clear and cold with lows back in the teens and 20s. wednesday will be sunny and cool, with highs reaching near 50. 3 ((wrap up)) 3*********hold****** *********hold******3 we're watching this in the pit crew traffic center. center.you are looking live at: 3
and killed by a former north charleston police officer are calling for peace now that he is out of jail. jail.after nearly nine months behind bars michael slager walked out of jail monday night.slager was granted a 500- thousand dollar bond earlier in the day.a judge said the long delay before the trial date and other factors led to him setting bond.slager was placed on house arrest until his trial which is schedule to start on october 31st. 3 slager is charged in the death of walter scott in april of last year. year.he was arrested after this cell phone video surfaced...showing slager shooting scott in the back-- as he's seen running away from a traffic stop.officers say slager fired eight times... killing scott.the attorney for scott's family spoke after that bond was granted. 3 3 3 "all criminal defendants do have a constitutional right to appear before the judge and request bond. today is just another step in the criminal justice process. but we still fully believe, and the family believes, that at the end of
prevail."3 slager's attorney foht for a speedy trial...but the ninth circuit solicitor-- filed a motion...asking for a later date because she is also working on the case against the suspect in the emanuel ame church shootings. 3 3 later today president obama is expected to move forward with a series of executive actions to reduce gun violence in america. 3 the reform focuses in part on stricter background checks. part of this reform is aimed at closing current loopholes in the system. 3 3 fox carolina's ashley minelli is live in greer at blue ridge shooting sports and ashley- gun owners we spoke with don't think "new" laws are the right course of action here 3 private sales between individuals: no background check required, no id, no record of sale 3 president's plan: - partially closes that loophole, expanding mandatory background
including *online sales*- 200 new alochol, tobacco and firearm agents enforcing *existing* gun laws- 230 *new* fbi agents dedicated to background checks- asking congress for $500 million for access to mental health care 3 3 "what i asked my 3 "what i asked my team to do is to see what more we can do to strengthen our enforcement// to make sure that criminals, people who are mentally unstable and those who could pose a danger to themselves or others are less likely to get a gun." 3 "i don't think any more regulations are going to help reduce crime and i are going to help any more regulations "i don't think gun." 3 are less likely to get a gun." 3 "i don't think any more regulations are going to help reduce crime and i think its a fool's folly." folly."plan: encourages states
be kept from buying weapons 3 retailers like - currently required to run background checks- still unclear *how* much of this reform will impact them them- how does government plan to enforce *background* checks in private sales?- will gun collectors and hobbyists have to go through background checks as well?
3 in just a few days the clemson tigers will touchdown in arizona to get ready for the national championship game-- 3 and of course fox-carolina will be there as clemson looks to finish off their perfect season with a win. but-- the boys in orange will have to go through the powerhouse of alabama-- a leading force in college football for years. 3 no one knows that better than tigers head coach dabo swinney who will be facing off against his alma mater next week . coach swinney was a wide receiver at alabama--earning a scholarship and lettering on three teams-- including the crimson tide's 1992 championship team. even with the tough competition coach swinney's says he has nothing but respect when it comes to the tide... 3 3 "we know that we've got an incredible challenge with alabama. we've got a great respect for alabama and coach ban and their staff and what they represent. they certainly have been the standard in college football for a long
coach saban has been there. so its a great honor to be able to go and compete at the highest level with the team that represents you know the best." best."3 later in the show we'll hear more from coach swinney. and the status of defensive end shaq lawson. 3 remember for all your clemson coverage - stick with us on-air and online.we'll have updates all week long - live reports from arizona with aaron cheslock and shannon summerville start thursday. 3 time for weather and traffic every 10 minutes with nicole. 3 teens and 20s start the morning, but with sunny skies highs should be back to the low to mid-40s by the afternoon. expect a breeze from the ne between 5-10 mph. tonight stays clear and cold with lows back in the teens and 20s. wednesday will be sunny and cool, with highs reaching near 50.
3 welcome back to the morning news on fox carolina--we're taking a live look at...woodruff road... greenville... cold! 3 3 covering our counties. in greenville county-- one person is recovering and another is being questioned after a stabbing. stabbing.it happened monday night on "long forest drive" in berea. 3 this is video you'll see only on fox.deputies are describing the case as a domestic incident. the victim was taken to the hospital butno other information was released. 3 in pickens county:many people are expreing proposal to dump coal ash in the area -- and leaders are listening. listening.on monday night-- leaders passed a resolution opposing the plan that would bring thousands of tons of coal ash to a dump near liberty.the council says the proposal by "m-m-r pickens l-l- c" to dump the coal ash does not meet the county's solid waste disposal plan.after
hec last month - they said the project would cause environmental concerns and bring unwanted waste to pickens. 3 and in greenwood county-- after the severe flooding back in october. district 50 says they will utilize the first two of the three designated days in the 2015-16 calendar as school make-up days. february 15 and march 4 will become full school days for all students and staff. 3 if you take the southern connector to work, it's going to look a little different today.toll booths will be **purple this month to support the american cancer society: relay for life.toll collectors will also be wearing purple -- and purple lights will shine every tuesday.. until the 26th. for every toll they collect, 10 cents will be donated to the relay for life.one of the southern connector's founders -- "thomas warwick" -- died from cancer.according to the american cancer society -- purple is the universal color for all cancers. 3 the tigers are "it" right now
their trip to the national championship fans are already looking to **next season**. season**.one way to be eligible for season tickets... is to join clemson's "iptay" club."iptay" was created in 19-34 by a group of men who wanted to get people to donate and support the tigers.we spoke with the current c-e-o.. who says you can pay as little as 160 dollars a year to buy season tickets.. and the level of priority to get the tickets goes up, the more you donate. he says they're expecting the upcoming season to be their best one yet. 3 3 "already we can see the demand is high, a lot of what we do from the annual fund side is tied to season tickets and parking." parking."if you're interested in becoming a member or learning more about **iptay** you can go to our website foxcarolina.com -- and look under the as seen on section.
sunny and cool, with highs reaching near 50. clouds increase thursday, with a slight chance for rain and highs in the mid-50s. soggy conditions return friday, with cloudy skies and highs in the mid-50s, and a chance for wet weather will linger into part of the weekend. teens and 20s start the morning, but with sunny skies highs should be back to the low to mid-40s by the afternoon. expect a breeze from the ne between 5-10 mph. tonight stays clear and coco with lows back in the teens
3*********hold****** *********hold****** 3 we're watching this: no new accidents or delays delays 3 you're looking live atpit crew traffic 3 sponsored by kevin whitaker chevrolet cadillac 3 3 time for news you need to know..a federal judge has ordered a retrial for two chicago police officers.it's after a top city lawyer was accused of hiding evidence.the officers killed an unarmed man during a traffic stop in 2011. 3 lawmakers are pushing for tougher penalties for people who kill k-9 officers.if a new bill is passed those convicted
and pay full restitution to replace those dogs.two k-9 officers were killed in south carolina recently--one of them in anderson county. 3 burger king is now selling a five-item meal for four dollars.it's to compete with similar deals recently launched by mcdonalds and wendys.besides burger and fries, the meal comes with a drink, nuggets and a cookie. 3 wall street is hoping to rebound today .. after the first trading day of the new year didn't look so good. good.the dow dropped more than 250-points.. and the nasdaq lost more than 100-points. earlier monday... china's market fell seven-percent -- forcing an emergency.. to stop trading.adding to the fear is middle east tensions:saudi arabia announced plans to end diplomatic relations with iran -- a development that traders think will threaten oil supplies. 3 3 it's (time).are the crimson tide getting an early advantage over the tigers before the big title game? we'll tell you about one rule that may slow clemson down.
3 welcome back to the morning news on fox carolina--we're taking a live look at... greenville county.. eye-85 3 thanks to an n-c-a-a rule, the clemson tigers will have less time to practice for the national title game than alabama. alabama.that's right - the rule states teams must limit athletic activities to 20 hours a week while class is in session -- and 4 hours a day. that includes weight lifting, film sessions, and meetings. according to the rule, the game itself also counts as three hours toward the 20 hour limit. the rule takes affect for clemson wednesday when their spring semester starts. however, the limit will not affect alabama because their spring semester doesn't start until after the championship
3 now to weather with nicole 3 teens and 20s start the morning, but with sunny skies highs should be back to the low to mid-40s by the afternoon. expect a breeze from the ne between 5-10 mph. tonight stays clear and cold with lows back in the teens and 20s. wednesday will be sunny and cool, with highs reaching near 50. 3 ((weather hit)) 3 chris is in the traffic center. 3*********hold****** *********hold******we're watching this: 3 3 you're looking live at: 3 3 it's ______.3 clemson's defensive line has a
3 the morning news at 6:30 starts now.. now.. 3 today the president of the united states is moving ahead to crack down on gun violence. i'm live with a report on what this means for gun purchasing. 3 3 sunny skies will dominate much of today with highs in the 40s. 3 good morning.... it's tuesday, january 5i'm lauren elise eliseand i'm ben hill, with traffic reporter chris scott and meteorologist nicole papay. thanks for joining us on the morning news. 3 people in western north carolina maybe waking up to little snow on the ground still...like here in madison county.we have a few schools delays--yancey, avery and mitchell county schools.those are all running at the bottom of your screen.
3 let's send it over to chris. 3*********hold****** *********hold******we're watching this in the pit crew traffic center: center: 3 you're looking live at: 3 president obama is unveiling his plan to curb gun violence this morning-- and a big focus is on tighetning up background checks in private sales. sales.ashley minelli is live at blue ridge shooting sports in greer.this morning-from what we've seen about the plan
big impact on gun retailers? 3 retailers:- already required to have a license, run background checks- big impact will be on private sales: online and in person personpresident's plan:- require background checks and licenses for *some* private sales- hobbyists and collectors still exempt from that- also encourages states to report people who *should* be kept from buying weapons president:- aimed at keeping guns out of the wrong hands 3 3 3 "criminals come in here, they lie on the forms and some of them say no, i didn't committ any crimes and they do. still, they don't get picked up, they don't get arrested." arrested." 3 "we have tens of thousands of people every single year who
suicides that are committed by firearms at a rate that far exceeds other countries." 3 along with tighter background checks::- 200 new alcohol, tobacco and firearms agents enforcing gun laws- 230 *new* fbi employees dedicated to background checks 3 again: - focuses heavily on *tightening up* current law- haven't heard much about *new* legislation - president expected to speak just before noon today (11:40am) (11:40am)- is mental health funding included in plan? - what are critics saying about plan? 3 south carolina lawmakers are working on a bill that would send anyone who kills a k-9 officer to prison for up to ten years. years.the bill is expected to
legistlature some time next week when lawmakers return. similar bills were introduced when officer fargo in richland county and officer hyco in anderson were killed in the line of duty.one lawmaker says k-9 officers need more respect from the community. 3 3 "these are not just tools for law enforcmeent, they are living breathing beings." beings." 3 "five years didn't seem appropriate to us, so we at the sheriffs office are on board with getting stiffer penalties." penalties."currently the sentence for killing a k9 is one to five years.we are also told that that bill would require convicted killers of k9 officers to pay full restitution to replace those dogs. 3 3 covering our counties:a former nfl player from spartanburg county accused of hitting an officer is out of jail. jail."landon cohen" was arrested on sunday and charged with failure to stop for blue lights - and resisting arrest. deputies say he didn't stop
spartanburg county deputies were called in for back up. we're told when he eventually stopped, he didn't get out of the car and hit an officer when he tried to pull him out. cohen played football for spartanburg high.he was drafted in 2008 and has played for several n-f-l teams. 3 police in greenville county are working with sled to investigate an allegation of excessive force by an officer. 3 police say reports showed up on social media claiming one of their officers was at fault during a traffic stop on december 15. the allegation states the officer slammed "jaquan williams" to the ground causing his teeth to be knocked out. 3 these photos were reportedly taken at the time of booking and release.police say williams was taken to the ground during a lawful arrest. 3 leaders with polk county's only animal shelter say they need your help finding homes for their 4-legged friends. friends.foothills humane society says they're now a no- kill shelter.they take in strays and surrendered pets from across the area but need help finding homes for them. executive director "chris
county is not keeping up with the number of animals being brought in.if you're interested in adopting or volunteering--we've got a link to their website in the as seen on section of fox- carolina dot com. 3 the clemson tigers are back to work after getting rested up from their win at the orange bowl. bowl.on monday -- coaches for clemson and alabama talked about what they're doing to get ready for the national title game next week.coach swinney says history is on the line -- clemson could become the first f-b-s team to finish 15 and oh. 3 3 we're gonna have to have great preparation here and you know play very well to have a chance to win the game. again just proud of our team. and our staff for the type of season we've had and we look forward to a great game out in arizona and travelling out there and competing. one last time. and hopefully play our best 4 quarters." quarters."3 later today -- players and coaches will talk more about the title game during media day. 3 and as clemson gets ready for
alabama's top rated running game is a top priority. priority.they face heisman winning running back "derrick henry" who's run for more than 21-hundred yards and 25 t-d's. all of tiger nation held their breath during the orange bowl when defensive star "shaq lawson" limped off the field with a left knee injury.but coach dabo says the nfl bound junior will be ready to go for the title game. 3 and later today -- one of the gathering spots for tiger fans in clemson will be in the national spotlight.espn camera crews for "sportscenter" will be at the so club.they will be filming from 1:00 until 2:30 for the national title game on monday.the number one tigers take on the number two alabama crimson tide at 8:30 in arizona.tickets are still available on the national college football playoff website. 3 don't forget monday at 7tune in for our special report "undefeated: clemson's return to the championship."we'll be going in depth on the tigers first shot at the national
3 time for weather and traffic every 10 minutes. 3 teens and 20s start the morning, but with sunny skies highs should be back to the low to mid-40s by the afternoon. expect a breeze from the ne between 5-10 mph. tonight stays clear and cold with lows back in the teens and 20s. wednesday will be sunny and cool, with highs reaching near 50. 3 ((weather hit)) 3 now to chris with traffic. 3*********hold******
3 we're watching this in the pit crew traffic center: center: 3 3 you are taking a live look at: 3 3 it's ______.tempatures are dropping and that means it's time to pay attention to your water pipes and car engine.we have a few tips for you after the break. 3 we head to break with a live look at...clemson you're watching the morning news on fox carolina.
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at...woodruff road.. greenville... cold! 3 temperatures have been dropping this week -- and that means it's time to protect your pipes and car engines. engines.here are a few tips to make sure you're ready for the colder tempatures. tempatures.make sure you check car batteries often.protect the pipes under your home by running your water and opening your cabinet doors.if you leave on vacation -- keep the heat on.if those pipes do burst, make sure to know how to quickly turn your water off. fire fighters say space heater fires are also a big problem this time of year. 3 3 3 " it needs to be plugged directly into the wall, not an extension cord, another thing is it needs a 36 in or 3 feet space in front of it, so we can keep anything from igniting." igniting."managers with local hardware managers with local hardware stores say they're already selling salt and ice melt which are handy items to
reaching near 50. clouds increase thursday, with a slight chance for rain and highs in the mid-50s. soggy conditions return friday, with cloudy skies and highs in the mid-50s, and a chance for wet weather will linger into part of the weekend. teens and 20s start the morning, but with sunny skies highs should be back to the low to mid-40s by the afternoon. expect a breeze from the ne between 5-10 mph. tonight stays clear and cold with lows back in the teens and 20s. wednesday will be sunny and cool, with highs reaching near 50. clouds increase thursday, with a slight chance for rain and highs in the mid-50s. soggy conditions return friday, with cloudy skies and highs in the mid-50s, and a chance for wet weather will linger into part of the weekend.
pit crew traffic 3 sponsored by kevin whitaker chevrolet cadillac 3 3 time for news you need to know..the obama administration is moving ahead with plans to require more background checks for gun buyers from dealers. the president is expected to use executive action to try and d t back on gun violence. critics on capitol hill say they'll fight the new laws. 3 more than 100 missouri republican lawmakers are calling for the job of assistant professor mellissa clark and a worker at the university of missouri.both were captured on camera bullying a journalism student during protests in the fall. 3 western intelligance agencies are trying to identify an isis millitant with a british accent.he's appearing in new isis propeganda films and has been named the "new jihad john".he's shown in the video killing men who are accused of being u-k spies. 3 pizza lovers have a chance to take advantage of some dueling deals from two chains this month. month.pizza hut and papa
with new low-priced offers. pizza hut is offering a medium pizza with one topping for 5- dollars - as long as you buy at least one other item also for 5-dollars.papa john's is offering customers who buy a large pizza at regular price the chance to buy a second for only 50 cents!as of now it looks like papa john's is ahead in the pizza wars.pizza hut reportedly saw flat sales in 20-15 while papa john's reported a 5-percent growth. 3 3 it's ______.clemson fans--cant make it to arizona for the title game??we may have the next best place to watch. that's coming up next. 3 we head to break with a live look at... usc upstate 3 but first let's take a look at last night's winning lottery numbers. numbers.
3 while tiger fans are still celebrating this football season, gamecock fans are turning to basketball. basketball.the carolina men's basketball team is now just one of 3 unbeatens in the nation and are 13 and oh. tonight -- they look to continue the streak on the road against conference rival auburn at 7:00.tonight's game will open conference play for carolina.carolina is ranked 22nd in the nation for the first time in nearly 2 decades. the gamecocks women's team also remains undefeated.the men and women are a combined 26 and oh which is a new s-e-c record. 3 clemson fans can't wait until the college title game monday and now fans in greenville have a great place to watch it. it.the bon secours wellness arena is opening their doors for one of the biggest watch parties in the area.the
3 teens and 20s start the morning, but with sunny skies highs should be back to the low to mid-40s by the afternoon. expect a breeze from the ne between 5-10 mph. tonight stays clear and cold with lows back in the teens and 20s. wednesday will be sunny and cool, with highs reaching nener 50. 3 3 let's send it over to chris with traffic. 3*********hold****** *********hold******we're keeping an eye on: on: 3 you're looking g ve at: 3 3 it's ______.president obama is
gun violence.and today he'll announce a series of executive actions to reduce the violence. how local gun owners and customers are reacting--coming up. 3 be sure to stay with fox carolina all morning long. we're bringing you the days top stories until nine o'clock. throughout our four hours of catch live reports from
behind bars.. a former north charleston police officer accused of murder is out of jail.what's next for michael slager.. coming up up 3 president obama is set to announce executive action on gun control today.we're live in greenville county with how local gun owners are reacting. reacting. 3 below freezing temps to start the morning.sunny skies will help things warm up by the afternoon. 3 good morning.... it's tuesday, january 5.i'm lauren elise.... 3 and i'm ben hill.. here with nicole papay and chris scott. thanks for joining us on the morning news. 3 let's take a live look