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effect for all of the area until tomorrow afternoon, and in addition to that, as we're talking about those gusty winds a high wind warning for elevations above 3500 feet and a wind advisory for all of the area 6:00 a.m. wednesday until midnight. so watch out for that. >> power outages, too. the as oon as the trees come down. now the time to make sure you have our 7 news app. will you be able to customize the weather so you cap get updates where you are. we'll also send app alerts if these weather warnings happen any time tomorrow or in the future. the democrats campaigning this week are both announcing endorsements of key figures. >> the clinton campaign came to the upstate with a group of mothers who lost their sons to gun violence. 7 news reporter dave jordan has that story. >> reporter: the five mothers walked into rock of ages church in greenville tuesday morning `united ingrief and now in support over who they want to run the country.
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and i looked at the different candidates that was running, she was the best person for me. >> reporter: she would be secretary hillary clinton who polls show is leading by double digits over senator bernie sanders in south care lain. >> clinton has repeatedly spoken out about gun violence and police brutality, a message that resonated with sabrina fulton. >> president clinton was the first to mention anything about bhak lives matter. she was the first to even show she cared. >> reporter: some of the other women had a similar experience with the secretary including gwen karr whose sonner rick garner died while being restrained by new york police. >> 11 times he said, i can't breathe. but the disconcerned officers took his life.
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she endorsed me first. >> reporter: both candidates are going t of their way to court the black vote nationally and in south carolina. while the mothers are backing inroads. the mothers plan to take their message and endorsement across the state in the hopes that it will make a difference in saturday's democratic primary. in greenville, dave jordan, 7 news. >> tonight both clinton and sanders will take part in a town hall style meeting in columbia. that is where we find erin with a preview. >> reporter: diane, that town hall doesn't start for a couple of hours. you can hear and i'm sure see the crowd that has gathered on this corner in columbia, very excited about the town hall that will be here in a little bit. you can see these are all
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sure you can see maybe in the distance the bernie signs that are lining the street here. but all these people that are screaming hrc. we're going try to find some bernie supporters but this will be an important primary for hillary clinton heading into saturday's primary. right now most polls do have her leading other barn sanders. she has captured a lot of the black vote, and that will be about half of what is expected to show up at the polls. we of course, will keep you updated on all of this and talk to voters. we'll have more coming up at 6:00 tonight. live in columbia, erin rod goes, 7 news. >> thank you erin. south carolina's democratic primary will be held this saturday. we've made it easy to find a
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of everything that you need to vote at wspa.com. the south carolina chamber of commerce is giving its take on the fight to fix roads in the state. senator tom davis continuing his filibuster holding up the debate on roads. so the chamber surging people to contact lawmakers and tell them to end the filibuster and vote. the chamber says south carolina's roads are the 8th most dangerous in the country and congestion is causing the economy billions. it is south carolina autoweek. the industry supports tens of thousands of jobs in the state. this weak auto professionals get together to talk shop and show off the latest rides and recruit students. tonight there is an event specifically aimed at recruiting more women. >> they have lots of choices, they have -- everybody's path is different. it's okay to change your path.
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passion, you know, to find what you enjoy and go for it. >> so there are events going on for autoweek all over the state. if you want to look those up head to wspa.com. americans are hitting the road in record numbers. the government says in 2015 americans drove a record three trillion miles. that is the equivalent of about 337 round trips from earth to pluto. greenville will soon have a few new places to fill up. last week the city's board of zoning appeals approved qt's request to operate 24 hours a day. the city of toccoa utilities department has issued a boil water advisory. 35 homes are. officials say homes may lose
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the problem. henderson county is experiencing an outbreak of canine distemper. they had to euthanize 30 animals. unlike rabies, distemper can kill your dog. south carolina's hunters for the hung gee is moving its headquarters. since 2004 this group has provided 1.5 million meals to families around the upstate. next, feeding your family is expensive, but there are ways to cut those costs without having to clip cow pofnlts we will share some of the ideas straight ahead. coming to blows over guantanamo bay. tonight on 7 news at 6:00, president obama's plan to shut
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with south the world a president has to grapple with. sometimes you can't even imagine. that's the job. and she's the one who's proven she can get it done. ...securing a massive reduction in nuclear weapons... ...standing up against the abuse of women... ...protecting social security... ...expanding benefits for the national guard...
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the presidency is the toughest job in the world and she's the one who'll make a real difference for you. i'm hillary clinton and i approved this message. welcome back to 7 news live at 5. someone in the upstate is holding a 300 someone in the upstate is holding $300,000 lottery ticket. you are going to want to check this. the winning ticket was sold at sam's corner in spartanburg. it matched all five numbers from last night's drawing. check your numbers because we're putting them on the screen. they are 2, 13, 29, 30, and 37
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hear 180 days to claim their prize. according to the u.s. department of agriculture an average family of four spends roughly $1,000 a month on groceries. tom here, gordon, we're all families of four 0. is that what you spend? >> yeah, that's right. so it does cost a fortune. we've asked people how due save money at the grocery? >> if you can save a little money with a family, that's a great thing. we're asking how you do it. a look at what you're saying tonight. buying generic instead of name brand. some of you have a store rewards card, 28% of you. clipping coupons is still a popular thiig, 14%. now bag in bulk, that helps in my household. we go to the warehouse clubs to get our paper products, and that's a significant savings. >> about 900 boxes of macaroni. >> to met's sticking to a list.
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>> don't send me to the store. you send me for a loaf of bread and we come back with a cart full. >> stocked up on bread. >> we also found a few ways you can save like swapping colors. red peppers tend to be more expensive than green ones. look for clearance on the shelf that's usually hind in the back. don't be tempted to buy personal items at the grocery store. you can usually find them cheaper in the pharmacy. >> convenience costs more. need some motivation to work out? how about some wine? we'll show you how the odd lose weight. >> more cases of zika virus have been reported in the u.s. we'll tell you how many and how see a vaccine. >> as long as the cold temperatures stick around we're just looking at rain but into tomorrow as warmer air comes in
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i'll hav live at 5 is back with a 7 news medical watch. there are nearly 100 confirmed live at 5:00 is back with the 7 news medical watch. there are nearly 100 confirmed cases of travel-related zika virus so a lab is spearheading research to find a vaccine. scientists have been studying the virus since the 1960's. >> until the virus got to brazil and there were a lot of cases nobody really was interested in zika. >> times have change. >> times have changed. now we realize how much we don't know. >> the national institutes of health say there could be a zika vaccine by the vend 2017. zika may be linked to a birth defect marked bian abnormally small head in babies because of stunted brain growth. exercise is a necessary part of getting and staying healthy. >> for those of us who are normally frustrated by fitness routines, nothing to worry about now because a california woman has come up with something that may be a bit
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>> evan schreiber shows us what the wine workout is about. toddler, april knows healthy living can be a struggle. home with her daughter and husband on monday, the busy life was on display. but what resulted has now been seen by roughly 25 million people worldwide. the 15-second video posted in workout. >> i was getting ready to do a workout, and i saw the wayne there, and i'm like, that would be kind of funny to incorporate wine into this workout video. >> reporter: she tells me this is her life. exercises. not necessarily always the wine. that was just one of the dozens of non-alcohol included workout videos she's posted. >> just sharing all the things that we're doing every day. >> reporter: that sharing spread worldwide.
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trek" actor george takai saying, quit whining and workout. >> it makes fitness fun. >> reporter: there have been a few negative reactions about her hurting herself falling on the wine, but most of the people have been doing like what i'm doing, sending back their own videos and pictures. >> they were making their own videos, doing different things. >> reporter: no matter the number of comments, story is hoping they all get the message. >> what i want to show people is that fitness you can do every day, you can do it every day, and you can use anything. >> reporter: in this case, just don't forget the cork screw. >> it would be just my luck to use the weigh bottle as weights and drop one. >> you can do it while seated. that's one rep. that's two. feel the burn.
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north carolina pat mccrory is holding up his end of the super bowl bet. during a meeting, there he is wearing a broncos jersey. he did wear a jacket over it, and shortly after this photo op took it off and revealed he's got a panthers jersey underneath. the governor is also sending dozens of cases of turkey sausage and burgers to a colorado food bank courtesy of butter ball. not to be left out, butter ball also donating food to the rescue mission. the organization says those donations will feed hundreds of people in need. we have had some showers on the increase across the area so far this afternoon. there's a live picture of downtown greenville. a few raindrops on the lens. there's going to be a lot more coming down. we're going to keep the chilly temperatures overnight. we're not looking for much as far as thunderstorms go until tomorrow morning. i promise awe timeline. here's would it looks like as far as the severe weather chances go. i think storms are going to start to increase before 5:00 in the morning.
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best window for severe thunderstorms will range from 5:00 until 9:00. after that point, we're going continue with a chance of showers but our threat of severe weather will be over. so we are looking at a morning the potential of damaging winds, and an ace late tornado not out of the question. so make sure that you thary ready for the weather coming tomorrow. make sure you're ready tonight, too. showers have been increasing from the southwest during the course of the afternoon. we have light rain that has been right along i-85, making the drive home a little more difficult for folks tonight. most of that is very light from gaffney back into spartanburg, boiling springs, back towards reidville we've had some rain. that's on the increase. greenville back into the southern part of the county looking at some rain. we do after pockets of some heavier rain very close to the
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oconee county, lake joe passey has some rain coming down. here's the main area of low pressure that we're tracking. this is the main energy, what's driving all this, helping to increase the moisture here. it's been causing severe weather to our southwest. in fact, tornado watches are in effect for parts of alabama, mississippi, and also louisiana. so this is where the roughest weather. daytime heating and that energy kind of coming together to give that chance for severe weather. and as all that energy guess closer to us it's going to increase our risk for damaging storms. the good news for sues that it will move through during the coolest part of the day. starting at midnight we'll expect a good chance of the rain, but holding on to the cooler weather. a if chance for some showers, a few thunderstorms are going to start to develop here as our cold air wedge retreats to the north and allows for some of that energy to move on in and affect our area. probably the best chance for severe storms coverage-wise, right around 9:00 across
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into the upstate. as we get into 9:00 a.m. this should be the last of what we see. so points west are going to see the threat of severe weather. farther to the east will hold on to that threat longer, but by lunchtime all of that will be off to our east. westerly winds will try to dry us out by wednesday night. colder air comes in and that will be forced up the mountains to produce a few snow showers. but not for the upstatement we're going to see our skies clearing out. right now it's 44 in asheville, 46 in spartanburg, and 46 in l arks ren snchtz warmer -- laurens. thursday beautiful, down below freezing thursday night. friday's weather beautiful. the weekend not bad. we'll get warm we are highs in the six by sunday. and your mountain forecast also active tomorrow morning but looking better by tomorrow night. high elevation mountain snow
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more sunshine and colder for friday. >> morning is where the danger lies. >> morning is your time frame to watch. >> timing everything. unfortunately the timing not the best. next on live at 5:00, morgan freeman has a new gig. helping you get around town. we'll explain straight ahead. not the renovations that this park was looking for. i'm aimee with the story at 6:00. some vandals made some not so
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welcome back to 7 news live at 5.. morgan freeman welcome back. morgan freeman, a man known for his smooth voice. >> definitely. and now he can guide to you your next destination. freeman is the newest voice option on the ways navigation app. you can let his smooth voice
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maybe the movie theater. next, homeowners make a horrifying discovery. this giant hornets nest. amazing. hear just how long it's been hiding in their backyard next. >> we're gad you're watching in brevard, all do you think when you are president you'll be paid as much as if you were a man-male... this is one of the jobs where they have to pay you the same. but there are so many examples where that doesn't happen. i'm going to do everything i can to make sure every woman in every job gets paid the same... ...as the men who are doing that job. i'm hillary clinton
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homeowners in texas have made a shocking discovery... a hornets nest has been some homeowners made a shocking discovery. a hornet's nest has been growing inside a trailer in their backyard for years. wait until you see it. andrea martinez shows us the massive find. >> reporter: take a look at this thing. just to give you an idea, i'm 5' 8", and this thing is pretty tall. how long it's been growing, that part is a mystery. but homeowners tell me this plpce has been abandoned for about 10 years. >> and i see this massive structure. it looks like a cocoon. it looks unreal. it looks like mold. >> that's what marcus smith saw
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girlfriend's family remodel their trailer home. >> i don't really know what is, then it clicked to this might be a hive or something. >> reporter: but it was a hornet's nest growing on a couch. >> just seeing that gave me the chill bumps. >> reporter: smith says automatically started doing the research. >> i had my phone in hand, and i was lake, yeah, that's a hornet's nest, we need to call somebody. >> reporter: i talked to the property owner earlier. she told me she's doing whatever she can to get an expert in here and get this removed as soon as possible. >> good on your reporter for standing next to it the whole time. 7 news at 6:00 starts now. in tonight, i'm tracking a system that has a chance to give us some severe weather. i'll tell you when to expect it in my forecast. knowing that the community has put all their time into it and somebody comes in and does
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vandalize it, take it all away. >> not the renovations cleveland park was looking for. and -- >> this is about keeping our people safe. >> governor haley saying no to the president's plan to shut down guantanamo bay. now south carolina is fighting back. 7 news at 6:00 starts now. the skies are overcast. tomorrow it could get dangerous. >> heavy rain, high winds. there's even a threat of tornadoes. >> a lot of different things that we're tracking. we've already had one to two inches of rain. a lot more is on the way. flash flooding is even a concern in addition to the threat of severe weather. this is the main area of low pressure that we're tracking that's been drawing in moisture. tornado warnings off to our southwest and the potential for us to see severe weather into tomorrow morning around drive time. we do after flash flood watch that's in effect until tomorrow inc. for all of the area, and in addition to that, the winds are going to pick up as well.
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6:00 tomorrow morning for the upstatement that will last until midnight. a high wind warning is in effect for he will vaightsz above 3500 feet in western north carolina. that could cause trees to fall if the ground becomes saturated. here is what to expect. overnight rainy, cold, breezy. wednesday morning, storms could be severe. mild temperatures and windy weather will continue through tomorrow even as the severe weather threat ends by tomorrow afternoon. more about what to expect in your forecast coming up in a few minutes. it's hard to believe that a life could be taken by some of the stuff and some of the evil that we see today in our society. >> the accused killer of a mother of four is behind bars and more arrests could be coming. >> this is coming after a 36- hour nonstop investigation in pickens county leading to this capture. in pickens county. casey clayton waldrop is facing charges including murder. greenville county charged him
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he's being held in greenville tonight. that is where news reporter addie hampton is joining us now. he waived his bond hearing, right? >> reporter: exactly amy. casey was out on a charge when investigators say he shot and killed a woman, taking her car and leaving her for dead. today pickens county sheriff clark said they don't after motive just yet but waldrop and con knew each other. they believe con was driven in her black dodge charger to the boat ramp when they say waldrop shot her once in the head. then they say he took off in her car leaving her for dead. sometime between then and last night when he was arrested they say tried to conceal that car by spray painting it silver and parking it at a greenville apartment complex. investigators were tipped off about the car.

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