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potholes drivers have to navigate every day. recent rain and a january snowstorm hindered repairs. angry drivers then inundated the department of transportation with road and pothole complaints. >> we've got multiple crews working to patch potholes as fast as we can and try to get the roads as safe as we can. >>reporter: but weather aside, roads across the state have been crumbling for years, the conditions not only inconvenience drivers and put their safety at risk, buts also tarnish the state's reputation. >> if you go into gsp, beautiful airport, beautiful facility, beautiful roads leading in and out. and then on 85 and they'll see crumbling roads with a lot of traffic. >>reporter: the chamber of commerce supports raising the gas tax, rather than taking road repair money out of the general fund, doing so according to the vice president would position the upstate as a business hub. rather than losing those corporate taxes and jobs to nearby cities like atlanta and charlotte. >> we have this unique gee
that we're really at risk of losing in the long-term if we don't start investing in our infrastructure. >>reporter: ethan says he'd be willing to pay extra at the pump. >> a little bit more, i don't think would hurt it in order to get our roads better. >>reporter: and late this afternoon, we got some numbers back from the department of transportation, since 2013, the d.o.t. has paid out more than 1.4 million dollars to drivers for damage sustained to their cars that were caused by the road. and that does not include pay outs by the state's insurance funds. live tonight in greenville, dave jordan, 7 news. dave, thank you for that. a greer man is accused of striking his 4-year-old step daughter and leaving her with a brewed and swollen eye. the child's mother is charged in the case as well. greer police safety na roebuck faces three counts of child neglect. greer police say the abuse came to light after an elementary schoolteacher reported it. in henderson county,
they call a suspicious death, they say just before 9:30 this morning, they got a call about a possible death and then they found 66-year-old terry butler, dead in a home on oakwood road near mountain home, just outside of hendersonville. deputies also say they need help finding this man, 40-year-old joey butler, who lived at the same house. they say he was last seen around 6:45 this morning wearing tennis shoe, dark cargo pants, hoodie and a green shirt fment you know where butler is, call the henderson county deputies at 828-697-49 # 1. four people are behind bars, they are accused in a robbery turned double murder in iva. on january 9th, two people were killed during a crime on pierce and amy road, video from the scene. and now anderson county deputies have made these arrests. four people, wesley charles, tab that suzanne robert s, brandon scott davis and sifrp on the were arrested on two counts of murder each.
tracked them down. . >> well, a bold crook in western north carolina didn't even try to conceal his identity. have a look at the surveillance picture of this man with his fair face clearly visible. the madison county sheriff's office says he is accused of robbing the first citizens bank on highway 25 this morning. bank employees say he walked in walking glasses and a gray sweatshirt and claimed to be harmed, he demanded money and left in a gray toyota corolla or camera. if you know his identity, deputies want to hear from you. you might need to crank up the heat, freezing temperatures are expected to come back overnight. >> christy henderson is watching that closely for you. >> tom, after midnight, we dppt skies to clear, that will enable most of us to get down below freezing. a couple of things that we're tracking tonight, left over clouds, a possible of a few light showers this evening and also increasing winds. a wind advisory has been issued by the national weather service, couple of the northern counties here also northern mcdowell mountains, 11:00 p.m. to 10:00
wind fwuss of 45 -- gusts of 45 miles per hour out the west. and it's turned breezy in greenville, with the winds out of the north at 15. many of us are holding on to the cloud cover to some extent t. disturbance roing in later tonight, that could help the low to intensify and bring some of us a few rain showers up until midnight. after that point, it will clear out. here's where we are right now. 38 and windy in asheville. the wind chill temperature is below freezing there. we'll talk more about what to expect for the end of the week and your weekend coming up in a few minutes. happening right now, a hardware failure at the internal revenue service is an outage that they say could delay your refund. so far, it has not changed its statement from yesterday, where it said, we continue to expect
get their refund within 21 days. >> sit back and wait, the waiting game, until they can get the glitch out. >> you get used to government-type things, being behind, and slack and things of that nature. but yeah, it's a little shocking to hear that they don't have their game together at this point. >> tax preparers encourage you to continue to file. they can save your information securely, in their own systems, and when the irs e-filing is back online, they will be able to process your return. turning to campaign 2016 now, democrats hillary clinton and bernie sanders are preparing for tonight's debate, it will mark the first head to head show down they have had after martin o'malley dropped out. of course, you can count on us to bring you the highlights. political analysts say sanders is counting on the youth vote to win. but about 40% of voters in new hampshire are not registered in any political party. however, they can make up their minds on primary night.
clara, california, pete yanity is not the only celebrity in town for super bowl 50. celebrity. we're talking dogs. >>reporter: yeah, it was as if they had seen the only one they today. when snoop dogg, the rapper, who also is a big football fan apparently, and was doing some media today, doing interviews with the camera crew. well, any way, he shows up at the panthers morning media gathering, and as you'll see he drew quite the crowd. not only of the panthers players, he went to each station where they had players set up and visited with them, but also media and cameras following them, a swarm of them, if you will. snoop, all he was doing
that's contagious. >>reporter: star struck by snop dog. >> no, snoop is a cool guy, but i'll be all right. >>reporter: you're just here to play foot the right. he was really -- he was really into it. he had a great day today because his teammate jared allen gave them boots in the morning and got to meet snoop dogg. before noon local time out here. so snoop shows up. another piece of celebrity glitz, memorable selfies, for the panthers n hand now, another practice this afternoon, all seems to be well with the team, those expected to play are still on target to do that. and of course, after today's moment, the only l other thing that could top it would be a win come sunday against the broncos. we'll see you later in sports with a good story about kurt
7 sports is live, here in santa clara. 7 news reporter brianna smith are in california all weekend for you, covering year, td bank is planning to put hundreds of people to work in greenville. company officials are saying they plan to fill 300 positionings. they employ about 1,000 people at their call centers. and next, on 7 news at 6. the failed system to keep tabs on poverty levels for south carolina schools, in a 7 news investigation, the problem and
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to give us a future to believe in. i'm bernie sanders, and i approve this message. new at 6:00, the state of south carolina tries some new math and the results could cost your children millions of dollars in school funding. >> 7 investigative reporter gordon dill is here, and gordon, the state's math means that apparently parents have been misled about their child's school. >>reporter: that is the least we could say here, every parent in the state got -- [ inaudible ] department of education report card where there's sent to every school. at this part of the report card, the poverty index, the numbers you see here, down from, they're at best misleading. and the reason we care about it, is because those statistics help fund different education programs throughout the state,
other education programs. the poverty index supposed to give the state an idea of the percentage of students in each school who come from low-income homes. this the year, if you check those report cards like the one here, anywhere in the upstate, it says that number is down. but it's not true. principals and district administrators say if anything, the amount of student poverty actually went up. >> it has gone up, noticeably. the involvement that we have through our mental health counselor and our so here's why that matters... under state law ... the results of those poverty statistics are tied to millions of dollars in early education funding... and some upstate districts will be on the wrong side of the payout line because of the state's new math. tonight
state came to this new problem... and which upstate students could suffer from the results. tonight... the record u-s auto recall of faulty airbags...that can explode and hurl metal scraps at passengers... has grown now nearly 24-million vehicles...involving -11- automakers are impacted. the latest addition to the deadly takata airbag recall ... includes another 2-point-2 million "honda" and "acura" vehicles. it involves older model years... dating to 2005... as well as some 20-15 and 20-16 models. to see if your vehicle... is included in the recall... visit the w-s-p-a dot-com homepage. click on "links" ... in the big blue box... and scroll down ... to the "takata airbag recall vin look up." japanese-made "takata" airbags...are blamed for at least -11- deaths...and a number of injuries... worldwide. next... on "7 news at 6"...after a series of high-
this bill is needed and why it's getting opposition. >>reporter: the shooting of 19-year-old zachary hammond. you department see this video for three months, until after the solicitor decided not to charge the officer. under a bill sponsored by -- that couldn't happen anymore. >> they would have to dpo to the judge and seek a judge's quote, agreement, that -- and if the judge said no, they would have to release it. >> to make sure that the public will have access of police shootings and tasings. these things can be withheld and no disciplinary action is taken against an officer. >>reporter: another example of s the shooting of laquan mcdonald in chicago. police withheld this video for more than a year, and the officer is charged with murder now. almost two years ago, a north
68-year-old man in his car. the grand jury declined to indict. that dash cam video still has not been released. two years later. law enforcement groups have some concerns about the bill. >> the only decision that the judge would be able to make this on would be the clear and convincing evidence that there's harm to the agency, it says nothing about the individual's right to a fair trial. and you know, releasing the video prematurely may impact the individual's right to have a fair trial. >>reporter: a senate subcommittee debated the bill but didn't take a vote. they vow to keep at it. 7 news. robert kittle. >> this bill would not apply to video taken by the police body cameras, that's covered by a separate law written to address these concerns, this would apply only to dash cam video. well, many of us got to see mild temperatures this afternoon. and i hope you're out for a little while, because probably the warmest day we're going to see in about a week. big dose of cold air coming in next week. and temperatures are already cooling off nicely in the
now, in addition to that, we're also tracking the potential of a evening. clouds will get out of here and temperatures are going to have a chance to drop below freezing, across many areas going into tomorrow morning. so bundle up on your way to work and school tomorrow morning. in the afternoon, we'll be seasonably cool l and it looks like the weather will stay nice the weekend. off to the east today, we're tracking an area of low pressure that's moving along that front, that will get stronger later this evening, and that's what could help send a few showers our way. for now, mostly cloudy skies, across much of the upstates and clearing has taken place out of oconee and pickens counties, and some parts of western north carolina as well. so no rain right now, but holding on to cloud cover, could see a few showers later this evening, before drier weather takes over for good, at least for several days, going into tomorrow morning. friday afternoon, looking good. plenty of sunshine. cooler than we were today.
around 60 today to highs that are closer to 50, which is closer to average for this time of the year. we'll get off to a freezing start on saturday, high pressure in control, we'll look for light winds, a fast warmup and we'll still be cool in the afternoon, may see high clouds coming in with an upper level disturbance, but no moisture with that one across our area to produce rain. right now, 38 in asheville. 54 in spartanburg. 56 degrees in anderson. here's your greenville zone planner, 52 right now. we will get down to 31 for a low tonight, beautiful day tomorrow on the way, should be a great day. high near 52. next 72 hours, we have some changes on the way, and the bigger changes beyond that, lower 50s tomorrow and saturday, below freezing, friday night and also saturday night. up to 57 on sunday. and then a front a rios on monday going -- arrives on monday going into tuesday. rain showers with that on monday and tuesday and wednesday, we may stay in the 30s for most of the day n the lower to mid 20s by tuesday night.
the mountains have a much better chance of snow showers and that could happen with some decent amounts in the high mountains during the first half of next week. the key factor here, no snow tomorrow, no snow over the weekend. highs are going to feel good in the mountains. by sunday with readings in the 50s. >> thank you, christy. >>
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final season as an active driver. good evening, everybody, of course, the panthers getting ready for the broncos in a few days, you know all about the panthers d, you're familiar with the secondary josh norman, broken out this year, roman harper, the steady veteran safety playing in a second super bowl. and then there's kurt coleman, all he's done, a guy who came to this team, he's been among the league fleersd interceptions this year and gotten close to a panthers record, 7 pibs for
coleman, who honed his skills. he was with in philly, everything clicked as well as kind of learning along the way before he got here. >> you have to believe in yourself, i think the great part about my ride in philly, when i was reduced to the role of special teams, i was able to work on my man to man technique and to kansas city, an opportunity, a great role to step into to be a sub package
to play on passing downs. everything built to get me here and when i got here, i think the great thing about this team is we're competitors. >>reporter: and they certainly are, and in fak, the defensive backs came up with t-shirts, thievery travels, known for forcing their turn overs. why coleman is on the team's interception history, doug evans set the record in 07, he had
8. coleman, most picks by a panther in better than a decade. coming up tomorrow night, 7:00 p.m., the one-hour special, we invite you to join us for that. college hoops, kentucky tonight, then of course uconn visits on mondayed and furman and wofford's men, wofford playing at chattanooga, furman is at sanford. well, to wrap something up from signing day yesterday, on
had a great year at start. >> he's about as close to cj spiller as any guy. this guy is special. incredibly explosive and fast. he's a little bigger and stronger than c.j. was kopg out of high school. game changing ability. >>reporter: and just like c.j. spiller, i think it's safe to say, teavion looks like he potentially has nfl capability. we'll see you with our only local news at 7:00. >> and at 11:00, on wspa.com and on the new news app. see you back here tonight at 7:00. >> 7 news is always on, on air,
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>> pelley: a new health emergency has been declared in another big florida county. this as concern grows that the zika virus can now be spread through blood transfusions. also tonight, trump looking for a new hampshire comeback. >> crunch time, right? >> pelley: the smirk that irked members of congress. >> i know you're smiling, but