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people are without power in greenville county. wyff news 4's aly myles joins is here in the studio with the latest on the damage and destruction from all of the rain. aly: flooding power outages and multiple rescues. it all happened overnight, and with more rain on the way, the threat isn't over yet. barricades will remain up in asheville after heavy flooding. firefighters had to save a family in a minivan after swannanoa river road flooded. they were able to throw the family life jackets and help them to safety. it wasn't the only road there to flood. sweeten creek road, part of lyman street, and dupree circle among others also flooded. a mobile home park also flooded. we saw a man saved by a votboat. >> they came out and got me out on a raft boat. the great jacket on me and cut me right out. aly: kelley klope with asheville fire department says they'll
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even though the water has receded in asheville, more issues are expected with the coming rain. she asks folks to respect those barricades if they see them. mike: we're also seeing flooding in the upstate. this is sky 4 video from just a short time ago as it flew over caroland farms in landrum. they tell us the water is about three feet deep in some places. their biggest concern is their cattle. they've been moving the animals to higher ground and making su gates are open so the cows move to higher ground on their own if need be. there's also a concern about the equipment. the farm tells us there's not much they can do about the crop fields or the barns at this point. we're also told that part of highway 14 is closed and that water levels have been rising steadily. let's take a look outside an woodruff road sky cam in hour greenville and our asheville sky cam. doesn't seem too bad after the morning we had.
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dale: it is nice to see the sunshine. we deserve it after the wet weather we have had the last couple of dait really came down last night causing creeks and streams to come outr banks. we are saturated across the region. more rain will run off quickly. unfortunately, that is exac coming area the first front that brought us the rain overnight and into the morning is calming down. here is the future plus computer model to show partly cloudy skies this afternoon. overnight tonight, we see showers. tomorrow morning, especially early afternoon another wave of shshers rumbles through the upstate and mountains.we might see more flooding. flood watch is continue through thursday morning. and then it dries up and cools down as we go to the weekend. how cool? we will talk about that in just a few minutes. mike: we will see you then. thank you. in the charlotte area, the national weather service will
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a confirmed tornado. this picture was taken in union county, north carolina. initial radar shows winds were about 80 to 90 miles per hour, but the national weather service will determine the exact size and strength of that tornado sometime today. bad weather in the midwest and the northeast caused cancellation of several hundred flights. the problems come from the system that spawned deadly tornadoes in texas over the weekend, damaging as many as 1,400 homes. it also dumped heavy snow, ice, and rain in the nation's midsection. that is pushing north and east. the other weather worry today, more flooding especially along the mississippi river. with the rain back home, you may also see more destructive potholes opening up from the rain. a big one here on anderson mill road in spartanburg county. a man who lives nearby says dot the department of transportation patched it, but it re-opened after it rained. employees at bolton james wheel alignment in spartanburg says they worked on three cars with
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you can report a pothole on the dot's website. a wyff news 4 update now in from spartanburg county. a man died after he was found hurt behind a restaurant over . the coroner identified the man as 36-year-old brent tessnear. he was found unresponsnse sunday behind the hardee's in cowpens. he later died at the hospital. call crime stoppers at 1-888-crime-sc if you have any information about what happened there. in greenville county the coroner , has identified a man who died in the sans souci area. the coroner says nathan crouch died from a gun shot to the chest during an argument. his death has been ruled a homicide. deputies say his body was found sunday night in a home on perry road. if you have any information about what happened there, call crime stoppers at 23-crime. new at noon, greenville county deputies need your help finding a man wanted on attempted murder charges.
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jr., broke into a home, hit a woman in the face, and put a gun to her head. arrest warrants also say dennis grabbed and squeezed the victim's neck, choking her. anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of dennis is asked to contact crime stoppers at 23-crime. let's talk some sports news now. the clemson tigers in miami getting ready for the orange bowl and brad fralick is in miami with the excitement players are feeling right now. brad: here with wayne. what is this circus like to walk into a place like this. he walked into a media day quite like this? wayne: no i haven't. it is the first time everybody has been able to talk to the media, but it is something we have to do, something we will have to learn to get used to so we might as well do it. wayne: when you walk into a place like this and see all of these people and everybody around, does this give you a sense of the stage this game is on? wayne: it gives me a very big
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i am blessed to be here. it is all to god. you look everywhere and you see posters. there was a poster of deshaun watson and mayfield right next to the stadium at the heat game. this is a big game on a big stage and i hope we do what we are supposed to do. brad: you guys have done a lot of fun things and prepare for the game with practice and meetings, but you had a lo too. eating at the brazilian steakhouse, the heat game, t t beach trip. what was the funniest thing? wayne: on the beach, the jet skis. those expensive things, not everybody has them. it is fun to do. brad: have you ever gone on a jet ski before yesterday? wayne: but sometimes. brad: in the ocean? wayne: not in the ocean. brad: thank you very much wayne. kickoff is this thursday at 4:00 in miami.
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wyff news 4 is airing an hour-long special covering their clemson playoff appearance. it's called "road to the title." it is airing wednesday night at 7:00. our sports team will be live from miami with a preview of the game and a recap of the clemson tigers' undefeated regular season. if you're a tigers fan, this is you do not want to miss this special. we also have a live wire. you can follow right along with us. follow @roadtothetitle on twitter to keep up with our twitter live feed. the live wire is also up at and on the wyff 4 mobile app. turning to some gamecock basketball news now, south carolina remains the only division i school with both undefeated men's and women's teams. the lady gamecocks remain number two in the latest associated press poll. the gamecock men moved up one spot to number 24 in the latest ap poll. a dog who gained international attention after she was found with her muzzle taped shut in charleston is back in the spotlight.
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caitlyn the dog is being featured in a full-page spread in the december end of the year issue of "people" magazine. the magazine dubbed caitlyn's story the best survival story of 2015 in the 2015 pet awards, hero pets section. the issue was released a few days ago. if you're looking to give back, this holiday season we can help. , wyff news 4 has teamed up with "the greenville news" and "the asheville citizen-times" for the holiday sunshine fund. every dollar donated goes straight to helping someone in need here in the carolinas. donations totaled today $550. that gives us a grand total of $90,003.55. you can send your gift to p.o. box 1688 greenville, sc, 29602, or you can give online at look for the holiday sunshine fund on our home page. still to come, it didn't take long for the candidates to jump
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donald trump is making hillary and bill clinton his target. we'll tell you why. plus, catching a connecting flight is usually a pain, but we'll introduce you to one man who had a good reason to celebrate the inconvenience. dale: first weekend of 2016 is going to be light t nter.
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mike: in your commitment 2016 coverage on the campaign trail, donald trump had harsh words for hillary clinton and bill clinton and. >> obviously they didn't trust her because obama -- her. can ? mike: donald trump is also stepping up his criticism of bill clinton. last night, trum helping his wife's campaign in 2008 and was called a racist. this comes as bill clinton prepares to hit the trail on his wife's behalf next month. in a statement, the clinton campaign says hillary clinton won't be bullied or distracted by trump's attacks on her or her husband. >> my scout master went into a cave, and a bear is in the cave with him. >> is he, like -- he can't get out because of where the bear is, or is he too injured to get out? >> i think the bear is on top of him.
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911 calls reveal the chaotic moments as boy scouts try to save their scout master being mauled by a bear. we're learning more about their bravery during that attack. the troop was in a new jersey forest last week when the leader walked into a cave where that bear was likely hibernating. the three boys quickly reacted by putting food outside the cave to try and lure it out. they remained on the phone with the 911 operator as searchers were out looking for them. >> guys, on three, everyone's gonna yell, "hello, can you hear us?" >> "can you hear us?" i see the helicopter. >> we'll make it out of this alive. i love you guys. >> we see them. we're over here. mike: none of the boys were hurt. their scout master was taken to the hospital, but we are told the scoutmaster is doing ok. [cheering] it is the ultimate welcome for an airport anyway.
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the 100 millionth passenger to travel through hartsfield-jackson international airport in atlanta this year. he was given a hero's welcome by the mayor, who was on hand to mark the milestone for the world's busiest airport. kendrick walks away with two free round-trip tickets and a they threw in a new car, too. a live look at times square was it will be testing the annual confetti drop that goes on during the new year's eve celebration. handfuls of colorful confetti will be tossed from the marquee of the hard rock cafe. again, a live look from new york. this is what it looked like last year. characters from the broadway musical aladdin helped toss the small sample of confetti on a group of onlookers. officials say 3,000 pounds will be released when the clock strikes midnight on thursday. your money matters this noon. taking a live look at stocks. the dow and nasdaq and s&p 500
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whole foods is paying $500,000 to new york city to settle allegations it overcharged customers for pre-packaged food. in june, city officials tested 80 items and found they were all mislabeled. the organic and natural food supermarket chain will also conduct quarterly audits to ensure products are properly weighed and marked. fiat chrysler's jeep is ending 2015 as the hottest vehicle brand among individual consumers. it's also increasing its reliance on rental fleet sales. it is believed to be a risky strategy that could damage the brand's image. according to "the wall street journal," deliveries of jeeps to rental companies in the first 10 months of this year rose 57% over the same period a year ago. this is new video from a mall in texas that had to be evacuated when a hoverboard exploded and caught fire. shoppers pulled out cell phones to record video as a security guard used a fire extinguisher to put out the flames. the consumer product safety commission is now investigating
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in 17 states. overheating batteries are the main concern. we just showed you the new video from the most recent incident at the mall in texa nobody got hurt there when the hoverboards caught fire. several u.s. airlines have banned hover boa and carry-on luggage, and amazon has even yanked some brands. announcer: now, your live super doppler 4 hd weather forecast. dale: good afternoon. 12:16 that time. good to see the sun after all of the rain we have had. thanks to a few viewers that have sent in rain totals from the ra gauges like glenn. .93 last night. richard in boiling springs got 1.1 inches. over 1.5 inches of rain in the asheville airport's rain gauge. it rained heavily last night. a combination of the two big rain events in the mountains
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across parts of polk county and transylvania county. it is still going on in a few spots. transylvania county and parts of henderson county experiencing a lif letting. the-- a little bit of flooding. already saturated and more heavy downpours expected tomorrow could need to some additional flooding. we will continue to us that carefully. we will target you the future plus in a moment to let you know anotr system will come on the g -- come up the gulf. it is dissipating and just a few showers left in southern georgia and down in florida. tomorrow midafternoon we will come across another good chance of showers and thunderstorms. we could see another inch of rain tomorrow. it is incredible the amount of
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as we go into december, each month since october we have seen twice as much rain or more than that from what we typically expect on a monthly basis. we are way ahead in our rainfall totals. saturated ground could lead to more flooding. it has warmed up to 66 in asheville and 68 in greenville. 70 and spartanburg. -- 70 in spartanburg. winds will continue at 10 to 13 plus through the afternoon. normally 52 in the afternoon and 32 in the morning is average when we are not in one of these el nio patterns. mild temperatures and expecting to a 70, just two degrees shy of the record. the mountains have seen 74 on this date at the asheville airport. average is 47. today, we will see upper 60's. unusually warm for a good bit of the south. look at the difference. look at the snow falling in the
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country. cold temperatures behind this front will be felt starting friday. especially saturday and sunday and monday morning. it will be like winter as the cold air makes its way dhere is our future plus forecast. we will see sunshine this afternoon. tomorrow late morning and into the afternoon, more showers and thunderstorms across the ashould be over by early thursday morning. drier and cooler air comes in for the weekend. today's high from 70 to 71 across the area for the upstate. for the mountains, upper 60's expected for afternoon highs today. looking ahead with the four-day plus forecast, tomorrow is still mild. starting to get a little cooler as we get to new year's eve. a high of 63. 10 degrees cooler on new year's day with 44 in the mountains and 53 in the upstate. cold mornings continues saturday to the weekend. 30's in the upstate and 20's in the mountains.
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can. -- time of year by the weekend >> you make the front page, and then you is major news. mike: at the peace center this week a real-life inspired , musical of the newsboys strike of 1899. coming up, we have a live guest
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mike: now playing at the peace center, the critically-acclaimed disney musical "newsies" based on the true story of the 1899 newsboy strike. a band of ragged paper delivery boys follow the leadership of one of their own, standing up to the distribution companies. joining us today is steve blanchard. good to see you. steve: thank you. i was the guy doing the backflip. that was me. if only we had more room. i play joseph pulitzer. he of the pulitzer prize. he was not a bad guy. he was a major news f orce at the turn-of-the-century, but i am the big bad wolf.
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theme here, but for everyone at home, wh we from the show? steve: whether you are five or 95, there will be something in the showthe score is a tony a winning score. it is by the same person who wrote "little mermaid," "beauty and the beast." it is the most imaginative you can see. of course, harvey's book, a experience. five or 95, you will find something. mike: it is a long journey from the movie and the cult following and out to t show. steve: it was something that was not of my generation so i did not know anything about it. but when we opened, it was like being on stage with the beatles. i said what in the heck are we in? the fan response is unbelievable. it has been a good ride. mike: if that does not make you
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you have a pretty huge family on tour. steve: we are a traveling circus of about 60 folks. we are a big family on wheels. we did not get all of our luggage yesterday, but we will make it through. we got our toothbrush, and we are ok. mike: and we talk about the weather. steve: indeed. mike: what is y yr favorite part of the show? steve: probably the second act seen with a big --s scene with a big confrontation with jack kelly, who basically rose up and said we will not take it anymore. we will not live by rules. we will make our own rules now and took a stand against goliath. that is the end of the second act. where they meet is my favorite scene in the show. i win that round, but later on, david beats goliath.
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catch the "newsies" at the peace center tonight through sunday. mike:steve: thank you so much.
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degrees. new year's day, just 53. 44 in the mountains. colder temperatures will come rolling in. one more rainy day tomorrow. if you live in a flood prone area, watch out for the possibilities tomorroro with some more heavy downpours coming through. it looks like it dries out thursday through the weekend. mike: good to have something to look forward to, especially in time for new year's eve. dale: it will feel more like winter. mike: thanks for joining us everyone. we'll see you back here tonight. have a good one. [captioning performed by the national captioning institich is respon.] lights. camera. access. what's that on your shirt? >> a little blood. >> a new show for j. lo. only we are on set. justin bieber the interview that's made international headlines. beginning with how he's always under mom's watchful eye. >> that's your mom's eye? >> that's my mom's eye. now she sees me, now she doesn't. surprise is words from steve
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