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and an advisory until 7:00 for the northern upstate and an advisory up to midnight for asheville and rutherfordton. we have temperatures below freezing but we'll see the temperatures climbing overnight. more on the forecast coming up in a few minutes. >> all right. thank you. have a look at greer. crews headed to a water main break, a pipe burst, a scene that isn't super surprising because of the temperatures we've been seeing and the bill chill out there but there is a big chill that will be causing danger for our pipes. dave jordan has more. >> and dave, with this coming, the crews will have their hands full, aren't they? >> reporter: absolutely, tom, and a lot of the work comes when the temperatures warm up because that's when the pipes thaw out and viewers need to
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drivers in year -- greer this morning were detoured as a water main broke and crews worked to fix the pipe. >> it happens a lot. the ground may shift or shake because of the extreme cold. >> reporter: and broken pipes means beg business for the disaster restoration companies. >> we actually get a 50% in business at the very least. >> reporter: juan said that while pipes break in cold temperatures, most of his business comes when the thaw when the pipes that you out, expand, and burst, and that happened to this homeowner three years ago. >> unfortunately, people go to work and it's nice and cool outside and they come back 5:00, and it's 57-degree weather. >> reporter: the key, he said
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freeze in the first place and recommends opening the cabinets and closet to make sure they are exposed to warm air and keep the water running. >> as long as there is movement on the pipes, it's harder for the pipes to freeze. >> reporter: that's advice that one needs to be mindful of, as i mentioned, to prevent a watering mess and temperatures will be in the 50s and 60s this week. live in greenville, dave jordan, 7 news. >> good advice from the plumber, dave. thank you very much, and keep in mind we have the download 7 news free 24/7 weather app is free for our apple or device. former president george w. bush and his fe, laura, are joining brother jeb in a show of support during the campaign stop. >> right now, the family is together in a rally in charleston ahead of the republican primary this
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according to a cbs poll, 32% of voters say that senator marco rubio won an earlier debate. jeb bush didn't fare well coming in last place and ahead of the primary this weekend and the democratic primary in another week, a large number of likely voters say thehe still don't know who they're voting for. >> experts say that's the very group that the focus of many of the campaign stops are targeted to. addie hampton is breaking down the importance of the undecided vote. addie? >> reporter: here in spartanburg, ben carson is just one of those gop candidates stumping to get one of the needed votes.
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are undecide -- undecided about would to pick, and according to one expert, it's the tone of the last debate, comparing it to a wrestling match and undecided voters get nervous about the professional. - - p r o fessionalism of their choice as soon as when you watched the debate on saturday night and saw a stage of guys beating each other defenseless t went from a debate to a ufc fight. and people want to know, is of this what i expect from a leader? is this what i expect from my president and there are a lot of people scratching their heads. they don't know. >> reporter: he said that the undecided vote may not sway the winner here. donald trump is up an average of 20 points in the polls but the undecided vote will likely influence who stays and who
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following the south carolina republic primary this saturday. reporting live in spartanburg, addie hampton, 7 news. >> thank you for that. and now, donald trump is at a rally in greenville. we'll have highlights tonight at 10:00 and 11:00. >> and tomorrow, ted cruz will number anderson at the anderson civic center from 7:30 to 8:30. to register for the rally or any upcoming candidate rallies in the area, head to and click on links in the blue box on the home page. >> the reason hillary is running is to make sure we don't go back in the opposite direction. tomorrow afternoon, former president bill clinton will be in the upstate at the, "fighting for us" rally. the doors in greenville will open at 12:15 and the rally
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you can find a link to rsvp on and tomorrow, bernie sanders will be here stumping for votes ahead of the primary during a prayer breakfast a a mourn tall hall at columbia, and he is expected to talk about issues like criminal justice reform and free tuition and minimum wage. >> there is a lot going on in south carolina this week and later this week, cnn will host back to back halls in the state, wednesday and thursday night, both featuring three of the republic candidates with cnn's anderson cooper as moderator, and then on saturday night, dr. ben carson, and senator ted cruz and senator marco rubio will be speaking. now, flags are at half
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begins to simmer about who should replace antonin scalia, the 79-year-old who passed away over the weekend after a huhing trip. ask allyia spent 30 years on the supreme court justice bench, and now it leaves the court split. bylaw, president obama can nominate scalia's replacement, but republicans believe that the next president should make the decision. we are your one stop for information on the presidential candidates with everything from bios to polls. log on to and click on election, government, and pot ticks. a man is recovering and an investigation is underway after a shooting at the anderson county jockey lot. the sheriffs said that the victim and girlfriend just arrived to meet with someone who the gunshots started and a bullet hit him in the arm.
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sure the. if -- not sure the. if you have any information, contact the sheriff office. and false police report waste manpower and resources. and tonight, an inm an woman is accused of making a false report and now, she is facing charms herself. police say that kenasha stewart was faced with inconsistencies with her report and eventually admitted to making it up. and our report it app that make its easy for you to report news and weather and coverage.
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tip and even pictures like the snow. >> and we have received a lot of questions about this service, and our staff has worked on answers and are looking to get results for you. >> reporter: from potholes to snow, you, the viewers, have used our 7 news app to let us know what's happening in your area but sometime, it's -- sometimes, it's not just pictures but questions. how how much businesses have to pay for spots on the exit signs. we took the question to the d.o.t. and answered donna's question. pelham road is busier, so annually, they make about $3 million for the spot most traveled. and d.o.t. said that the money goes to the official fund which helps to
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the next time you have a question, hit up the app and hit up your news station so it can get it answered. brianna smith, 7 news. if you're not sick, chances are you know if you're doing everything right but find it harder and harder to get by, you're not alone. while our people work longer hours for lower wages, almost all new income goes to the top 1%. my plan -- make wall street banks and the ultrarich pay their fair share of taxes, provide living wages for working people, ensure equal pay for women. i'm bernie sanders. i approve this message because together, we can make a political revolution and create an economy and democracy that works for all
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new at -6-... 2-weeks into february... is usually the height... of cold and flu season. so... we new at 6:00, we are two weeks into february, usually the height of cold and flu season, and we checked with doctors to see what's going around. >> rest practice terry -- respiratory illnesss and strep throat are up over last year. >> reporter: this little guy's first birthday was at the doctor's office. >> i know it's bad when i swallow and it's hard to eat. >> reporter: jennings suspected strep troat and one of the big 3 that is spreading fast right now.
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a lot of that and strep throat but the biggest thing is the respiratory bugs going around. >> reporter: she said that includes bronchitis and pneumonia and it's the same at the doctor's offices we called across the upstate. >> he has the signs of nasal deacongestion and coughing. >> reporter: if the cold symptoms lasts more than a week or your mucous turns brown, see the doctor. we checked with officials and found that flu-related hospitalizations are down 87% over last year and deaths are down 90. after the stomach virus, it is usually for 24 hours, and you don't need to leave home.
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your kidneys and heart. this family is hoping they will all get well after a stomach virus and already a cold this season. diane lee, 7 news. >> the only health provider that did report a slight uptick in the flu was the greenville hospital system, a few more cases than in the previous weeks. world health officials are working arorond the clock to get a handle on the mosquito and the sexually transmitted zika virus. 11 samples have come back negative, and the virus originate immediate central origin -- originated in very and south america. and we have had a wintery day around here with reports of snow, sleet, freezing rain and a bit of a break with heavy rain on the way for many of us
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even though you can't see much happening across the area, we do still have some of the freezing drizzle that doesn't show very well on the radar. a lot of more active precipitation is off to the east with plenty of cloud cover and cold weather and back to the west is where we have heavy rain we're tracking set to arrive here later on tonight. now, it covers the state of alabama, and over the southern part of the state there are severe thunderstorm warnings and a tornado warning here but the thunderstorm chances will stay to the south. we'll get the rain and before the line gets here, temperatures just above freezing. we're in a cold air wedge and winds out of the northeast have helped to reinforce the conditions. the cold air is stubborn to leave. as you can see on the other side of the cold air front, 51 in atlanta, and 62 in savannah and 66 in tallahassee where the better thunderstorm chances are. 29 in asheville and 28 in
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freezing in lauren and the temperature in anderson, 29 but the western mountains are in the 40s right now. so warm air is situated out to the west and will try and take over later tonight. tuesday, 2:00 a.m., this is where the line of heavy rain will be, and we could pick up from .50" to an inch of rain from all of this that will push eastward by the morning drive and look for a mixture of sunshine and clouds for much of the day with a fast-moving system moving in from the west. 4:00 p.m., showers on the increase in the western mountains and higher elevations a chance of snow and better chances for the upstate around 11:00 tomorrow and then pushes out and things quiet down. wednesday, mog -- nothing moving through and a nice day, and we'll have mild weather for the rest of the week and the weekend and temperatures closer to 70 by saturday.
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for us and temperatures rising overnight but it may take several more hours for the process to happen. we'll be near 40 to start the day for daybreak and heavy rain likely tonight, .50" to an inch possible and the roads will be wet for the morning drive, not frozen as the readings go up and then down. we have a winter storm warning in the northern mountains, an advisory for the central mountains, and a rain advisory for 7:00 p.m. for the upstate and may be extended if the temperatures stay below freezing and the rain to the west approach. the trend is for it to go up. as far as the temperatures go for the next 72 hours, they are coming up. 57 the high tomorrow and a chance of rain with a separate disturbance moving through tomorrow afternoon into tomorrow night. 37 on tomorrow night and beautiful on wednesday and thursday and nice weather for
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weekend always in view on the 7- day forecast, a chance of 60s with a chance of showers on sunday. that will be in the form of rain and freezing tomorrow night and highs in the 50s wednesday through friday and 60s for the the weekend. >> all right. thank you. and we are getting reports prosecute viewers through the -- from the viewers through the report it app so be careful out there.
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sometime, the women's gamecocks daytona 500 qualifying day is such a -- you know, it's such an opportunity for the teams to really, i feel like, show what they've done in the off season.
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were 20 years old? chase elliot was busy earning the pole for the biggest nascar race of the year. chase, son of hall of famer bill stepped in to replace jeff gordon and matt kenseth will start on the outside of row 1 and the rest of the field will be in thursday's qualifying races. in women's basketball news, after falling to top-ranked kentucky monday, south carolina falls to thiid and notre dame jumps to 2nd. the gamecocks will take on a ranked opponent playing 25th- ranked tennessee. all time, the series heavily favors the lady vols who hold a gamecocks. however, reents history has been more kind to south carolina as it has won two straight in the series and 3 of
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>> we haven't done well playing in nashville, but our team has done a great job at being a top team in the conference. we'll go in being pretty confident, get the edge e and give us a win. >> with a win over the lady vols, south carolina will clinch at least a tie for the regular season title. tip off in knoxville at 7:00. the gamecock men's program is coming off a week it picked up an impressive win over lsu and the gamecocks are out of the rankings but are still receiving votes in the ac poll. coming up tonight in greensboro, wofford looking for their 5th straight win. if they can defeat greenville, they will move into a tie for 2nd place in the standings with three games to go in the regular season. tip off at 7:00.
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hardwood, suppood to be the girls' playoff but all games involving spartanburg and greenville county games tonight have been postponed until tomorrow night, weather permitting. and a quick football a vote. desha un watson got to go to the home of the dallas cowboys. maybe in a year or two he'll be playing there. >> a check of the roads? the temperatures are at freezing but will go up overnight with the rain starting. and the grammy awards are coming up. we'll see you after the
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picture from north >> pelley: the supreme court after scalia. with a senate battle brewing over his successor, will the court be gridlocked? also tonight, trump and cruz keep firing at each other. jeb bush looks to "w" to put him in the win column. first the freeze, then the
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and the odd couple. opposites on the bench, best buddies in life. >> we agree on a whole lot of stuff. we do. ruth is really bad only on the knee-jerk stuff. >> this is the "cbs evening captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: tonight the stars and stripes fly at half-staff at the supreme court. a quiet memorial to justice antonin scalia in sharp contrast to the coming political battle over his successor. scalia died apparently in his sleep saturday at a secluded resort in west texas. he would have been 80 next month. his doctors confirmed he had a history of heart trouble. in three decades on the court, he was a pugnacious champion of conservative thought. we have a team of correspondents covering this. first jan crawford on the impact of scalia's death. >> reporter: when the justices


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