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new year, january 1st, 2016. some one million people gathered in times square to watch the crystal ball drop. >> fight tigers, fight tigers. fight, fight, fight. whoo! patrick: it's official. clemson will play for its first national championship in football in 34 years. allyson: 5:00 now. i think i saw you do that on the way in. dale: quite an exciting night. allyson: it has been a crazy season. dale: here we are, first day of the year. we do have dry weather for the next few days. we're going to see that today. mostly cloudy skies and some lingering clouds. we are not worried about any precipitation from the clouds. a few showers perhaps today
nice sunny weather for the carolinas and georgia for the next several days in a row. 41 in franklin. the winds are blowing 10 to 15-plus in the mountains. in the upstate it will be breezy today, too. upper 40's for the fountains. -- for the mountains. more coming up in a few minutes. allyson: the clemson tigers return to death valley at 5:00 today as orange bowl champs. they'll rest up before playing for a national title against alabama. patrick: wyff news 4 sports director brad fralick has reaction from florida. but ricardo lemcompte with the first orange bowl highlights. richard: despite having the nation's longest win streak at 16 games, clemson came into
but that is why you play out the game. and check it out. the majority of the fans wearing clemson orange. second quarter. tigers trailing 7-3. he did most of the damage on the ground. the game tied at 7-7. clemson trailed at half i one. third quarter. clemson adds to the lead. he gets in from 35 yards out. 187 yards through the air. the clemson defense pitched a shutout in the second half. that was the second interception on the quarterback. he was named defensive mvp. the tigers roll. they moved to 14-0 on the year. the win street now at 17
clemson dominating the second half and finished with 312 yards on the ground and now head to the national championship game. >> a magical night in the orange bowl. clemson wins by 20 points and rushed for over 300 yards against oklahoma. he said this one is hard to describe. >> it has been 34 years since clemson had a chance to win a national championship. seven years ago when i got this job, i knew that we would be here. it was just a matter of when. this is year seven and we were able to win another acc championship and had a chance to play for it all. >> 1981 was a last time the
championship. they have a chance to go 15-0 championship. reporting in miami. allyson: thank you. crimson tide in the national championship. bama routing michigan state in the cotton bowl last night, 38-0. the national championship game on january 11th in glendale, arizona. downtown greenville will host a big national championship viewing party at bon secours wellness arena. doors will open at 7:00 and it's free. patrick: don't forget, as you gear up for the championship, you can follow along on twitter through our live wire. it's a collection of the latest tweets about clemson on wyff4.com and our wyff 4 mobile app.
happy new year. some one million people gathered in times square to watch the crystal ball drop to welcome 2016. patrick: the 1200-pound ball was powered by over 32,000 l.e.d. lights. in bethlehem, pennsylvania, the sight of a giant peep chick dissenting -- this is still times square. square. in wisconsin a she's -- cheese drop. allyson: extra officers are on the roads. and that'll last through the weekend. the sober or slammer campaign is underway in south carolina right now. this year 946 people have died on south carolina roads. >> when you start to think about that, you start thinking 946 lives. that's the size of an average high school in south carolina. that's how many lives we've lost
allyson: the extra officers on the roads will also look for speeders, distracted drivers, and people not using their seat belts. one of three suspects connected to the death of a former upstate youth pastor's wife now faces more charges. patrick: larry taylor jr. is connected to the death of amanda blackburn. blackburn was married to newspring youth pastor davey blackburn. the murder happened in indianapolis. nbc reports that taylor now faces charges in an unsolved murder of a man who was shot over $10 on november 4th. blackburn was killed after a burglary last month. officials say her death was part of a crime spree that started on november 3rd. allyson: the greenville county sheriff's office traffic unit paid a visit to fellow deputy dave dempsey. you may recall dempsey was shot in the head earlier this month while on the job. the sheriff's office says he's in rehabilitation and has a long road ahead. but they say his progress is "truly a miracle." patrick: damage caused by potholes in spartanburg county
dollars. in fact, one particular pothole opened up again after it was filled. this is on anderson mill road in front of the londonderry subdivision. several people got flat tires and damaged rims after hitting the pothole. road crews say they had to fill the hole four times this week because the material is being washed away. >> i think that they could have maybe put up signage just to alert other drivers that that pothole is there. patrick: that woman says she's paying more than $700 in repairs. the department of transportation says you can file a claim on their website to be reimbursed for damages caused by potholes. we're told they typically reimburse drivers if the agency already knew about the pothole . allyson: 5:08. we're still recovering from all the rain and flooding.
to dry out. that will be the case all the way through thursday. we had a good bit of cloud cover but no precipitation. as we expand our view, we pick up the showers along the coast, and that will push off and it will be dry for georgia and the carolinas tomorrow. looking good for the next several days in a row. low 50's from greenville to anderson. we're seeing oconee county, 51. 53 from anderson star. by the end of the day, we will drop a few degrees. the mountains, upper 40's, but will feel cooler with the wind.
night into sunday morning, it mountains. temperatures on saturday, cooler than normal in the mountains for the first of next week in terms of morning temperatures. through thursday. allyson: apple hit with a lawsuit. why consumers are complaining about the most recent ios update. patrick: one dog taking the internet by storm. what his owner has to say about his pup's popularity. wow, you changed my old bedroom. with a little help from a havertys designer. he helped us, uh...reinvent the whole space. and it is perfect.
allyson: in upstate new york, an ex-convict is under arrest, accused of planning a new year's eve terror attack. federal authorities say emanuel lutchman claimed to have received direction from an overseas member of isis. he planned to carry out the attack last night at a bar in the rochester area. he's 25 year old. authorites say he bought knives and a machete for the attack. he was caught in an fbi sting operation. patrick: with the new year comes new laws in many states. the state of texas will start allowing some firearm owners to carry handguns openly in public places. under the texas law, guns can only be carried by those with licenses and gun holsters. meanwhile, california has multiple new laws which tighten gun control. one law tightens a ban on
another will allow people to request that a judge order weapons be taken away from relatives who are believed to pose a threat. the swollen mississippi river continues to cause widespread destruction throughout missouri and parts of illinois. officials say the river rose nearly 15 feet above flood stage throughout st. louis county. this is forcing backups in the rivers that flow into the mississippi, causing them to overflow and flood nearby homes. crews were out draining highways and sandbagging homes to prevent even further damage yesterday. state officials say there are no deaths or injuries reported. several roads are beginning to reopen. allyson: celebrating the new year. a couple who got married 80 years ago.
dale: 5:17. we have just clouds and it will be mostly cloudy for the upstate and the mountains. drier air is filtering into the region. it will get cold tonight as the skies clear. temperatures feel cooler than what the thermometer is saying. 41 at franklin. across the upstate, low 50's. you can tack on the wind and it feels like it is in the 30's. we have been anything but normal with any -- with the rain and the above normal temperatures. we will start seeing the cold lows starting tomorrow morning.
47 is average for the mountains. the record is 76. we can have these unusual warm patterns from time to time. after the clouds, more clear skies tomorrow. cold temperatures in other parts make their way down south. 20's and 30's tomorrow morning. are your plans to head down to the beach this weekend? mostly good weather. again, 56 for the upstate high today after lunchtime. asheville, upper 40's. colder mornings ahead and sunny days on saturday, sunday, monday. it will be low 30's in the upstate monday morning. typical temperatures into next week.
people and floats are preparing for the 102nd annual new year's day tournament of roses parade. families have been camping out overnight to get priri-time sidewalk spots. officials expect more than 700,000 people to line colorado boulevard to watch the parade festivities. pasadena police say extra officers, surveillance cameras, and other security measures will be in place. but they say they best resources are the parade-goers themselves. >> you get the best seat in pasadena for the parade, because you're right on the front row. >> respect what they've got to do to keep us safe. i mean, that's -- that's what works for me. >> don't rationalize it. if it's concerning on your initial observation, you think it's concerning enough, then give us a call. allyson: the rose bowl football game will kick off between the stanford cardinal and iowa hawkeyes at 5:00 p.m. eastern time. now a look at how people across the nation are celebrating the new year. patrick: people in wisconsin are
big cheese drop. hundreds gathered at the plymouth arts center for the ninth annual new year's eve celebration. this year, the 80-pound cheese wedge dropped about 100 feet at the family-friendly time of 10:00 p.m. families were treated to free food and entertainment. the cheese capital of the world even offered complimentary wedges to its guests. in bethlehem, pennsylvania, the sight of a giant peeps chick descending from the sky is reason to cheer. allyson: hundreds of people turned out last night for a family-friendly new year's eve festival called peeps-fest. at this celebration, a giant 85-pound peep was lowered after sunset. it was still 2015 when the peeps chick touched the ground, but no one seemed to care. it was followed by a fireworks celebration. you may ask why bethlehem chose the peep. that's because that city is where the marshmallow treats are manufactured.
here you're checking out the fireworks in denver, colorado. the show there started at 9:00 central time. happy new year, denver. patrick: beautiful. now to this morning's headlines. medal of honor recipient kyle carpenter has been arrested. carpenter is charged with hit-and-run and making an improper left turn. as you may recall, carpenter received the medal of honor in 2014 for his actions as a marine in afghanistan in 2010. police say carpenter hit a pedestrian earlier this month in columbia. authorities say the person was treated at the scene for scrapes and a leg injury. carpenter is a university of south carolina student. allyson: an upstate police chief believes one thing saved his officer's life after she was attacked last month. new holsters were bought for anderson police officers with money seized in drug cases. those holsters require a combination of moves the user must know to release the gun. in november, someone wearing a black hoodie and black skeleton mask attacked an officer. forcefully threw her to the ground trying to get her gun.
the holster. >> there is no doubt in my mind, with the struggle that took place over this weapon, that his intention was to kill her. allyson: two suspects were arrested the night of the attack at a nearby apartment on miracle mile drive. kristi hendrix and bryan gary face drug charges. but the chief says both had ties to the scene. he thinks they know something about the assault. a $1,000 reward is on the table. if you can help, call crimestoppers at 888-crime-sc. patrick: a trailer full of tools stolen from an office right outside of downtown greenville. the trailer belonged to rebuild upstate. it's a non-profit that helps countless low-income homeowners in oconee, pickens, anderson and greenville counties. the trailer was in this parking lot on green avenue and was last seen on tuesday. inside was more than $4,000 worth of supplies used to help families. >> to us it's not just a trailer. the trailer is important, but
are inside. it's the majority of tools that we use on worksites, repairing roofs, repairing floors, building handicap-accesiple ramps for people in the community who have needs. patrick: some of their volunteers promise to use some of their own tools just so the work can get done. police as of now don't have any leads. allyson: open table has named an upstate restaurant the best overall in south carolina. bin-112 in greer ranks number one. the chef and partner jason clark says he's impressed that his restaurant ranked with some of the top charleston restaurants. open table called the restaurant on trade street in greer a "neighborhood gem." patrick: it's now time to look at our wyff news 4 timeline on this january 1st, 2015. it is 2016. on this date in 2000, people around the world had been holding their breath about the dreaded y2k bug as new year's approached.
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makes it feel like the upper 20's and low 30's. bundle up if you are headed outdoors. by the end of the day, 56 for the upstate. for the mountains, upper 40's. no rain expected today as temperatures returned to normal range for the next few days. clear skies tonight and it will drop to the 20's and 30's tomorrow morning. if you have outdoor plans this weekend, dress warmly on saturday and sunday morning. patrick: that drive. dale: yes, no rain. -- patrick: but dry. dale: yes, no rain. allyson: getting back to normal. patrick: in this morning's buzz, a couple in california got married 80 years ago. allyson: so sweet. they eloped in philadelphia in 1935 after she popped the
>> he gave me a big kiss and he's ready to go and i said wait a minute. and then and i just went on and told him how i felt and what i thought we should do. >> it was not a great surprise, cause if she hadn't done it, i was prepared to do it. patrick: maury goosenberg is 102-years-old. his bride helen is 100-years-old. helen says the secret to their long marriage is keeping a sense -- and this is great advice -- keeping a sense of humor and just going along with things. allyson: that's how we do it. patrick: it sounds very general but -- dale: they are both the very sharp for their age. allyson: great way to start the new year. wyff news 4 today continues right now. [captioning made possible by wyff-tv]