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temps in the mid 30s to around 40. friday afternoon will bring some clearing, but clouds will be around. highs will only warm to around 50 degrees area-wide, which is a little cooler than thursday. skies will remain mostly cloudy friday night into saturday morningbe sure to check out www.foxcarolina .com/weather for moreren the forecast and interactive radar 3 and don't forget to wake up with thee morning news-- meteorologist nicole papay will have a check of the forecast as you head out the door--and traffic reporter chris scott will have the latest road conditions on your way to work.that's from 5:00 to 9:00 on thee morning news. 3 back to you. 3 we're following three breaking news stories. the first is out of anderson county- 3 you're taking a live look on
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was called to a bomb threat inside a home there around 8 tonight.deputies say a suspect at the house is refusing to come out to speak with authorities...and claims he does have a bomb.now deputies confirm there are no hostages inside that house...right now crisis negotiators and the bomb squad are on scene working to get him out safely. tonight we spoke with one neighbor who says he has kids...and was told by police to get to a safe place.he says seeing cops on his street is not an unusual site. now again this is a very active scene but we will continue to follow this developing story 3 in laurens county-clinton police say they're investigating a shooting. it happened on north broad street. very little is known
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victim was shot in the ankle. and another victim took off running and jumped over a fence when officers arrived. arrived.and in 3 spartanburg county- dispatchers confirm- that they're responding to a "reported" shooting. it's "near" the river hills baptist church on reidville road. very little information is known about the situation. but we do have a crew headed to moore. 3 for the very latest stay with us on air and online...and download the fox carolina news app--just text the number on your screen - you'll get up to the minute updates
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3 just three more days before the clemson tigers take on alabama--for the national title...and already fans are getting in on the hype and heading to arizona. 3 and joining us live in arizona with all you need to know leading up to the big game gameis fox carolina sports anchor shannon sommerville.... shannon? 3 live in downtown 3 phoenix and as you can see e whole lot going on behind me. 3 tomorrow and all weekend the place will be packed with fans and plenty of entertainment to go around but we actually found some entertainment just walking around downtown. check out this rap from a local
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3 3 we out here looking for a win and cheering for alabama and backing up clemson but im an nfl man so i come through with greenbay and i'm cheering for my team to make it past the first round looking at the squad, just looking for some answers trying to get through when i'm whipping on the panthers i'm sorry but that's where i came from and thats what i rep so that's where i stay up." up." 3 3 and we'll be back here live a little later in the show with more on how shaq lawson is feeling...ahead of feeling... how shaq with more on later in the show here live a little and we'll be back here live a little later in the show with more on how shaq lawson is feeling...ahead of monday's
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3 and this afternoon tigers head coach dabo sweeny held his last press conference in tiger town before hitting the road to arizona tomorrow--saying he's happy with the team's final practice today. today. 3 3 "really good, good energy, good focus, they were excited, you know they can kind of sense that we're getting ready to get on that plane and go." 3 and the clemson tigers will leave for arizona on friday... if you want to join the send off....clemson is inviting all fans to come to the west zone at 11:45 a-m...but if you can't make it out...you can also watch it live at fox carolina dot com. 3 as we continue to cover our counties 3 in oconee county...a 7-week old baby is fighting for her life...tonight the child's mother is in jail...along with her boyfriend boyfriendyesterday police arrested leroy morris--after
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dropping the child on her head and stepping on her...while abusing alcohol and drugs.the baby's mother told police her daughter was in the car of morris while she was at work... and came home to find her with swelling on her head and a black eye.tonight morris is charged with unlawful neglect of a child and was denied bond. bond.and just this afternoon the baby's mother....whitney barnwell appeared in bond court....charged with three counts of child neglect-after authorities say the home they were stayin in was dirty.she was awarded a 75-thousand- dollar bond. bond.prosecutors say the baby is suffereing from brain hemmorages and swelling. police say she remains at g-h-s in critical condition. 3 and this laurens county woman....kay thomason is in custody after cops say she lead them on a six-mile chase...in a car with only three wheels.they say she initially called 9-1-1 requesting an ambulance
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quickly called back and said she would drive herself to the hospital.the sheriff's office says they caught up to thomason driving on charlottes road...but she refused to stop...even driving on the wrong side of the road at times....before deputies used stop sticks on torrington road to slow her down.the chase then ended on curry road. road.thomason was later arrested and tonight is charged with failure to stop for blue lights. 3 almost three months after the horrific crash that left four usc upstate students dead... the coroner says speed was just *one of the factors that caused the crash...but tonight spartanburg county officials are focusing on revamping the road where it happened...to ensure a safer ride. 3 fox carolina's andrew reeser joins us from the scene of the accident and has details on their plans. 3 3 3 3 3 it was here back in october that four usc upstate students were killed, and one other
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their car around this tree... while the coroner says speed was a factor in that crash, county officials say it's not the first deadly accident here on 4th street.the county is looking at plans to make the road safer to drive,they say it's old, narrow and winding... and they want to improve it-- taking out some of the more dangerous curves, widening the road and broadening the shoulders...they say these improvements probably would not have prevented october's accident...but say 4th street just isn't equipped to deal with the 4900 vehicles that pass over it every day. 3 3 3 the posted speed limit is 25 miles an hour, the average speed of the cars going by us right now is 40 to 45 miles an hour." hour." 3 'what we are looking at doing is taking out some of hte very tight turns and also the vertical curves, flattening those out so it will make it a much smoother ride."in addition, officials say they
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100 feet from where it currently is...residents in the area say they agree the road needs improvements...but they hope it won't infringe too much on their property.. they also worry that improving the roads...won't stop speeders from getting into accidents.in spartanburg county andrew reeser fox carolina news tonight. 3 some young clemson fans were given some special treatment today 3 coming up--see how academy sports is helping them cheer on the tigers in style. 3 it looks like no one took home the 500-million-dollar jackpot in last night's powerball drawing...meaning you still have a chance!more on how you could be the lucky winner...coming up. 3 and coming up in sports--we're going one-on-one with the tiger's star defensive end... shaq lawson--on if he's ready to suit up for the big showdown this monday...or if his sprained m-c-l could still pose a problem 3 coming up we'll take a look at your seven-day forecast...and what you can expect as you head out the door tomorrow
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3 we're following three breaking news stories. the first is out of anderson county- 3 you're taking a live look on hawthorne drive...where swat was called to a bomb threat inside a home there around 8 tonight.deputies say a suspect at the house is refusing to come out to speak with authorities...and claims he does have a bomb.now deputies confirm there are no hostages inside that house...right now crisis negotiators and the bomb squad are on scene working to get him out safely. tonight we spoke with one neighbor who says he has kids...and was told by police to get to a safe place.he says
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not an unusual site. now again this is a very active scene but we will continue to follow this developing story 3 in laurens county clinton police say they're investigating a shooting. it happened on north broad street. very little is known right now. but police say one victim was shot in the ankle. and another victim took off running and jumped over a fence when officers arrived. the investigation is ongoing ongoingand in spartanburg county- dispatchers confirm- that they're responding to a "reported" shooting. it's "near" the river hills baptist church on reidville road. very little information is known about the situation. but we do have a crew headed to moore. 3 for the very latest stay with us on air and online...and
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app--just text the number on your screen - you'll get up to the minute updates 3 new at 11 3 25 lucky children of the boys and girls club recieved 50 dollars each in clemson gear tonight, and it's all thanks to academy sports. 3 the kids teamed up with staff at academy sports off woodruff road to get all their favorite clemson gear. gear.fox carolina's rebecca atkins was there tonight and spoke with several of the little clemson fans, she's live in our newsroom with more, rebecca? 3 the kids walked in and out of the store with giant smiles on their faces, and they say they're very excited to wear their new gear as they watch the championship game on monday. 3 3 3 3 3 sliding doorsthe doors were wide open tonight at academy sports in greenville for 25 lucky kids of the boys and girls club. 3 3 "thank you!"each child was able to pick out 50 dollars worth of merchandise, at no
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3 "i got two water bottles." bottles." 3 3 3 "a mini clemson helmet."they were escorted around the store by academy staff.... staff.... 3 "that would be pretty cool." and by no surprise, they were happy to take home their new gear. gear. 3 "i feel pretty excited, and i'm really glad that i got all this to support clemson."and the kids of the boys and girls club weren't the only ones feeling good about the kind gesture from academy sports. 3 3 "it makes your day, it's exciting to see the kids come in with the parents and be excited about their team, shopping, they have money to go around and get some stuff, some good gear with so it's very fulfilling for us as a company to be able to give back to our community."kelsie hagan the store director for academy sports in the upstate says if clemson wins the national championship game, they will re-open their store immediately after. 3 3 "we will have all the championship gear available for our fans and our customers so that they can look just like the team players on the field as their putting on their championship hats and
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3 registereach child was walked up the register and all they had to do, was give the cashier their 50 dollar gift card. and some couldn't wait until they got home to use their new gifts."i love clemson!"and although the game on monday may be coming on past their bed time, they all say they'll be staying up to watch their tigers play. 3 and at the anderson academy sports 25 kids of the boys and girls club were also given 50 dollar gift cards to get clemson gear as well. reporting live in the newsroom, rebecca atkins fox carolina news tonight. 3 and remember fox carolina is live in arizona for all the action--meteorologist nicole papay and sports anchor shannon sommerville will kick off our coverage starting on thee morning news...and of course sports anchors aaron cheslock and shannon sommerville will be back-- starting on thee four o'clock news with all you need to know leading up to the national championship. 3 trending tonight
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jackpot after last night's drawing...meaning you'll get a second chance this saturday! the pot has already soared up to 700-million-dollars...and is expected to keep growing before this weekend.... remember you can catch it live...right here on fox carolina...following thee ten o'clock news. 3 chief meteorologist kendra kent joins us now with a look at your forecast- 3 showers will push in late tonight into friday morning. rain won't be heavy and many areas will miss out on it completely! expect morning
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40. friday afternoon will bring some clearing, but clouds will be around. highs will only warm to around 50 degrees area-wide, which is a little cooler than thursday. skies will remain mostly cloudy friday night into saturday morning, then more rain pushes in saturday evening. some of it could be moderate to heavy, but it won't last very long. therefore, we aren't too concerned about flooding issues. so, after friday morning's rain and saturday's late day showers, we'll see some clearing on sunday. it will become breezy and highs will reach the 50s. colder air will slide in for sunday night and monday.monday and tuesday will bring highs back in the 40s and lows in the 20's area-wide with sunshine. as of now, the computer forecast models are keeping conditions dry, so any chance of snow or sleet has gone down to less than 10% now. showers will push in late tonight into friday morning. rain won't be heavy and many areas will miss
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morning temps in the mid 30s to around 40. friday afternoon will bring some clearing, but clouds will be around. highs will only warm to around 50 degrees area-wide, which is a little cooler than thursday. skies will remain mostly cloudy friday night into saturday morning, then more rain pushes in saturday evening. some of it could be moderate to heavy, but it won't last very long. therefore, we aren't too concerned about flooding issues. so, after friday morning's rain and saturday's late day showers, we'll see some clearing on sunday. it will become breezy and highs will reach the 50s. colder air will slide in for sunday night
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will bring highs back in the 40s and lows in the 20's area-wide with sunshine. as of now, the computer forecast models are keeping conditions dry, so any chance of snow or sleet has gone down to less than 10% now. 3 we're taking you to arizona-- 3 more on what you need to know as the 3 you need to more on what 3 to arizona--we're taking you 3 now. has gone down snow or sleet has gone down to less
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3 we're taking you to arizona-- 3 more on what you need to know as the clemson tigers prepare for the national championship...stick around for sports! 3 3 3 3 3 3
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3 the clemson tigers are gearing up for the national championship...and many are wondering...will star defensive end shaq lawson be suiting up? up?joining us from arizona is fox carolina sports anchor shannon sommerville...with more...shannon? 3 here in phoenix...its actually been pouring all day. the team doesnt arrive til tomorrow. right now its mostly just media members checking in..but just 4 days away from the national championship game. and for the tigers...a big question heading into this game is the health of defensive end lawson....rememb er he went down injury...well our cheslock caught on 1 interview... 3 3 3 3 3 alright when you talk about clemson's defense there really is no where else to start than acc player of the year pride of daniel high school shaq lawson. thanks for taking some time with us. first of all how's the knee? knee? 3 the knee right now is just sore and i'm taking it a day
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to get back right.when you look at this alabama offense they've kind of hit their stride recently. obviously derrick henry's been there the whole time but the passing game's been there too?ih yeah they've got a lot of playmakers at receiver. i'm very impressed when you turn on the film with those guys. they gotta lot of different weapons with their offense. very impressed with their offensive line and everything. setting the edge something you and kevin have kinda done all year. how important is it that against a guy like derrick henry to kind of limit where he can run the ball?oh it's a park you know, we just got to get him before he gets started.that's what those guys did last week, to perrine and it paid off a lot. if we get him before he gets started at the game, it'll make our game a lot better and gang tackle him 'cause that's what we're going to need to do to stop him. shaq, you're a guy that went to daniel high school, born and raised in central, you're right at that 15-0 mark. has it clicked yet and how important would it be to bring a national title back to
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has been exciting. knowing that what you've been dreaming of doing is win the national championship, since you've been playing video games, nca, that's what you want to do to be the best on the video games so to do it in real life, it's going to be special and knowing you can bring it back to your upstate. shaq thanks so much, good luck to you against alabama. it's shaq lawson, clemson defensive end. just one of the many big factors on this tigers defense. 3 we'll continue our coverage live from arizona tomorrow--on the morning news... from five to nine a-m.shannon sommerville...fox carolina sports. 3 and we talked with head coach dabo swinney about lawson's condition this afternoon - here's what he said about the
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3 he's showing good improvement each and everyday - so we've still got sevevel more days - you know so hopefully he'll just keep getting better and he'll have a chance to play. play.and we should also note - that ncaa rule that kept the tigers from practicing as much as alabama has now been waived. that rule is based on how many hours student athletes spend doing sporting activities while school is in session. clemson's spring semester began on wednesday...where as alabama's won't start until the 13-th.but again that rule was waived for the tigers. 3 and 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 title since 1981.and joining us now aaron cheslock 3 and back in gamecock nation--
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reversing his course... announcing today he'll return for his senior season at usc uscthe florida native intially chose to skip his final year to enter the 2016 nfl draft but recanted his decision via instagram....saying after talking with his family...he felt it was only right to return to school and quote: finish what he started. 3 today head coach will muschamp responded with this statement saying quote:"i think skai made a mature decision to come back to the university of south carolina. he took all the information we gathered for him and decided it was in his best interest to return to school for his senior year. i'm excited about coaching him." him."and tomorrow muschamp will be hosting a press conference...of course we'll have coverage right here on fox carolina...and you can also catch it live on our website...fox carolina dot com. 3 and kendra kent is busy working on the forecast... we're back with one more look
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3 3 one last look at your forecast 3 with meteorologist kendra kent kentshowers will push in late tonight into friday morning. rain won't be heavy and many areas will miss out on it completely! expect morning temps in the mid 30s to around 40. friday afternoon will bring some clearing, but
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will only warm to around 50 degrees area-wide, which is a little cooler than thursday. skies will remain mostly cloudy friday night into saturday morning 3 be sure to wake up bright and early with thee morning news. we've got all the local and national headlines you'll need to know...plus weather and traffic every ten minutes.it's on thee morning news...from five to nine. 3 thanks for joining us, good night. night. 3 3
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i miss you, too, but what are you doing up? isn't it, like, 3:00 in the morning in london? yeah, i've been having trouble sleeping, too.
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