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rain could come in a few minutes. geoff: thank you. several students on the late this morning did ice on the road. avery, a can see, and tri-county christian county schools operating -- yancy and tri-county christian schools operating on a two hour delay. allyson: it looked like winter at beech mountain resort. a time lapse shows the extra snow able to be made because of colder temperatures. quite a drastic change from last week at some resorts with the ski area was air. geoff: aly: miles joining us live. aly: good morning. we are at maggie valley. take a look behind me. i did not know if you can hear those e me up with those of the snow machines making plenty of snow right now.
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what they were saying just a few days ago. we are seeing way, way colder temperatures than last week. right now, our car thermometer is reading about 16 degrees. on friday, the ski area and maggie valley was not the progress and the chill came and started making snow. >> the snowfall from the sky makes everything look pretty, lets you think it is winter, but we have already skied 32 days this year and we would have had our stuff on the ground no matter what. aly: the cold is expected to stick around for a while. i'm sure dale has been telling you, but his forecast calls for temperatures in the lower 20's later tonight. hopefully, we will be able to have fun with that in a little while. aly myles wyff news 4 live in maggie valley.
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remember, when the snow hits, we have the latest updates. the app is free to download and available in apple and android app store's. michael slager is out of jail and on house arrest. he's the former north charleston police officer charged with killing an unarmed black man. a south carolina judge set his bond yesterday at a half a million dollars. slager had to pay $50,000 in bail money to be released. the judge also set slager's trial to begin october 31. he will remain under house arrest until then. cell phone video showed slager shoot walter scott last april after scott ran n om a traffic stop. geoff: an update in anderson county, for the first time since , they are working on a new law. deputy brandon surratt had been with hyco for six years. he says he supports a bill in the works called hyco's and fargo's law. fargo was a k-9 killed in richland county in 2011. the law would increase prison time and add a potential fine
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animals. >> we ask these k9s to go into buildings after bad guys, exactly what we do. we call them a deputy also. geoff: surratt also wants to thank the community for its support after hyco's death. allyson: pickens county will now seek legal help to fight having coal ash disposed there. company mmr pickens agreed with the county in 2007 to allow construction debris to go into a landfill near liberty, but officials learned the company now wants to dump coal ash. the county council voted no to it last night, saying it's not part of the agreement. geoff: the oconee nuclear power plant will undergo inspection today after the discovery of degraded power cables. the nuclear regulatory commission will inspect the power cables for two of the plant's three units. the inspection will take several days. the plant is located near seneca about thirty miles west of
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allyson: taking a look at the roads, i-85 near highway 290, going nicely. be careful toward yancy and a very counties. possible icy roads, temperatures in the teens. it yourselves extra time. -- give yourself extra time. accident in spartanburg on southport road and canon church road with no injuries reported. 26 and 40 are smooth. everything looking good. 85, 385 looking good. let's see how we look around haywood road. today, president obama is set to announce new gun control. geoff: nikole killion is live without he is being cheered and criticized.
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note the prizes with this being a pretty polarizing debate. the president says he strongly believes congress should address the problem but he insists everything he is announcing this morning is legal and within his executive authority. >> this is not going to solve every violent crime in this country, it will not prevent every mass shooting, it will not keep every gun out of the hands of criminals. it will potentially save lives. nikole: the president actions will extend background checks by requiring anyone in the business of selling guns to obtain a license. he is also calling for hiring 230 new fbi examiners to help with the checks and more funding or mental health. some critics charge that his actions are unconstitutional and infringe on america's second amendment rights. the president will go a lot more initiatives, including the town
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allyson: any more news on how effective they may or may not be? nikole: that will be the big test, specifically because the administration has been vague on these new steps the president is taking. they do not specify how many guns a dealer must sell in order to comply with the mandate. also, there are exemptions, including gun collectors. geoff: nikole killion live in our washington newsroom. thank you. allyson: the president is expected to emphasize and control in his state of the union address. geoff: many of you are keeping and i on wall street after this. the three major indices all took significant hits, with the dow and the nasdaq slumping by triple digits. it's not the way wall street was hoping to ring in a new year of trading, part of a global sell-off. it's officially the worst opening day in 84 years. the huge drop is blamed on new signs of weakness in china's economy, and fears the escalating tensions between
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bring a spike in oil prices. but today, oil prices actually closed even lower. many analysts saying the low price at the pump will get even lower. allyson: if you are just waking up this morning, dale, it is cold. dale: in the 20's in most of the area and a few teams. -- teens. 27 degrees currently in spartanburg with the northeast breeze. a quick look across the area. live super doppler 4 hd with no precipitation showing an unexpected for today. we did get a flurry or two of snow. avery and yancey county are on a two-hour delay because of yesterday.
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across the upstate, may 20's or greenville, spartanburg in anderson. those temperatures will reach into the 40's for afternoon highs. breeze is out of the northeast at five to nine. feels like nine inin boone, 13 in asheville. 44 for high today in the upstate. in the mountains, climb into the upper 30's. we do have a chance of rain in the forecast. we will see thatathance of showers on thursday. a better chance of rain on friday. geoff: thank you. the huge backup in california after a police chase. the latest, next. allyson: a live look at our lake hartwell skycam with the cold morning.
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announcer: you are watching live, local, breaking news with geoff hart, allyson powell, and weather with meteorologist dale gilbert. this is wyff news 4 today in high definition. geoff: as he covered the nation, in oregon, antigovernment protesters are standing their ground in a fight over land. it now occupies a wildlife refuge in western oregon.
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local ranchers from returning to prison in their roles in the burning of federal land but they want to restrict the reach over wildland and then do land transfers. the two ranchers turn themselves in on monday in san pedro, california. allyson: the police involved shooting shotgun all lanes for hours. the suspect is in critical condition and they led the los angeles police on a wild chase monday. he is wanted for murder, carjacking, and robbery in two separate california areas. during the chase, gasparyan drove on the wrong side of the interstate and crashed into a car. gasparayan was shot and wounded as he ran away from police. he was cut later in the night. -- caught later in the night. geoff: that 93, a man has a goal of the different caliber than you would think. dale: a light breeze makes it
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no new precipitation overnight an unexpected today. cold conditions around the carolinas. 24 and toccoa, 16 in franklin, 23 and asheville. lyman at 25, woodruff at 27, caesars head at 22. 16 right now in maggie valley. any breeze at all with a five to nine mile per hour breeze in the mountains makes it feel like single digits in boone and 13 and the greater asheville area. dress warmly as you head off to work and school. instead of an upstate higher 52 44. the asheville regional airport average is 47, not today. about eight degrees colder in
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dry weather continues today and tomorrow and clouds build in on thursday with an isolated shower and a better chance of showers by friday. we are talking a chance for rain friday and on sunday. here is a look at what we see for an afternoon high, low 40's, 42 to 44 may be the best the piedmont sees today. asheville goes from teens and 20's this morning to upper 30's for highs today. tomorrow still below normal, 44 to 47. thursday, an isolated shower and temperatures get back to normal. , the normal on saturday under partly cloudy skies, 58 to 61. sunday another chance for showers" leave down and back to normal on monday with a high of 52. allyson: taking a look at the roads, everything is moving smoothly on interstate 85 get
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interstate looking good except in avery countntand yancey county. watch out for icy roads with schools the way to hours. in spartanburg county, accident caps off port road and came in church road with no injuries. working on removing that. road closures in spartanburg county today and tomorrow. inserting new water lines, south pine street and palmetto street will be closed. both of those closed 9:00 a.m. through 4:00 p.m. today and tomorrow. 85 looking at a smooth speed limit drive. let's take a look outside from i-385 and woodruff road. this was a mess yesterday. so far, looking good. geoff: thank you. this is video of the golden state warriors plane last night.
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you steph curry but one of his teammates. draymond green, who got his third straight triple-double. that i igoing for double digits for points, rebounds and assists. green is the fifteenth player in nba history to string together three straight. he's the second in warriors' history. it helped beat the charlotte hornets. a 35th straight win at home. allyson: to the olympics, and olympic hopeful headed to the carolinas soon. this is 93-year-old bill guilfoil from kansas city, missouri. he's hoping to qualify for the 2016 u.s. table tennis team. he plays daily rounds of table tennis in his 8h decade of the cash a decade of the sport, and soon he'll head to greensboro, , north carolina, in february for the table tennis trials. giulfoil will likely be the oldest athlete at the trials but says it's the sport that keeps him young. >> i think table tennis is a contributor to living longer. we have to have better nutrition, better outlook on
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grudge. i think that all goes along with a package, love everybody. allyson: the olympic trials will run the first weekend in february in greensboro, north carolina. the winners advance to the north american trials in ontario. geoff: there is a guy taking care of himself. he looks fantastic. allyson: doesn't that break some kind of record? geoff: that is great. what you missed on "the tonight show." how jimmy fallon says he was awkwardly introduced to john
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that's next. allyson: if you missed "the tonight show" starring jimmy fallon, you missed jimmy fallon telling the story of how he met john stamos at a paul mccartney concert. geoff: stamos isn't so sure it actually happened, though. take a listen. >> i was hanging out, and i had a beer, and i see you, and i go, oh, john stamos. and they go or john's there or something, and i go, oh, i wanna. and i turn around, but you already had your hand out to meet me, and i turned around and your thumb, your thumb went in my mouth. >> no, no, no.
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>> i would remember. >> that definitely happened. i know for a fact it happened. do it on me, say i'm, no, i was sitting down, so i'm -- you, you're talking that way. hi, alec turns around, thumb in mouth. see, like that, it was like that. geoff: soap he said fallon misremembered. allyson: i don't know how you would misremember someone's thumb going in your mouth. geoff: there is something funny from every single show and our producer has done a great job. allyson: and we don't get to see late. geoff: we could, but we would be like this in the morning. dale: more than normal. geoff: cold temperatures. dale: yes, you could feel that cold wind yesterday and they have calmed down a bit, but any
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slippery spots in avery to yancey county and north carolina, causing it to our delays. temperatures struggle to reach global it is in the upstate -- low 40's in the upstate. upper 30's for highs today. time for dale's school salute and we have buena vista elementary. mrs. huguet's first grade class came back to school and made party hats and had noise makers to celebrate the new year. a happy new year, and a salute this morning to buena vista elementary. geoff: thank you. it's time now for your wyff news 4 timeline on this january 5. on this date in 2002, a 15-year-old student pilot deliberately crashed a small plane into a skyscraper in tampa, florida. the crash came just four months after the 9/11 attacks. allyson: charles bishop was flying solo and died in the crash. bishop flew the cessna over the air base that commanded the war
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ski resor allyson: skiers resorts making snow this morning. geoff: this is from hawks nest from several devils -- from seven devils ski resort. the potential for icy roads has
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allyson: they include a very, yancey and tri-county schools operating on a two hour delay. let's check in with dale gilbert. dale: cold and breezy across the region. not as windy as yesterday. a light breeze out of the north at 27 degrees and there are many places in the upstate colder than that. in the mountains, teens and 20's early. all the kids in need a warm coat as they head off to school. dress warmly because it feels like winter today. the quick look at the map. some of the temperatures, franklin 15, let's check in anderson county, parts of oconee in pickens where it has dropped to 19 in the city of pickens, 28 in seneca, 22 in
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temperatures will feel colder as the breeze blows that eight to nine in the mountains and the wind chill right now makes it feel like six in boone. afternoon highs, low 40's about the best for the upstate and the mountains will climb to upper 30's. we will talk about our next chance for rain in a few minutes. allyson: parts of western north carolina looking like winter. this time lapse behind us shows extra snow able to be made thanks to colder temperatures on beech mountain. geoff: a drastic change from last week where the ski area was bare. aly myles is joining us live from iq valley. -- maggie valley. aly: good morning. it is one of those days where i am literally doing jumping jacks to keep myself warm.
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the best news for all of you who love snow and winter, take a look behind me. you can see how beautiful that is for those of you who like snow. they have been making snow all night long. we were talking with the snow maker who came down the hill over there and he says it has been a rough season. they have only been open for about 10 days. they have made four feet of snow overnight and they are taking every second they can to enjoy just how cold the weather is and can make as much snow as possible. it is above tree line right now, the cloud of snow coming over there. he says it is about 120 gallons of water a minute. they will be open around 10:00 today. he says it still have to get all of the grooming done and everything else. i don't know if you can see it over here, but i will throw a curveball up my photographer. the groomers are right over here.
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he says when you actually go out to the mountains, make sure you always thank us know maker because it might be easy to mix milk someplace like you, but they are walking around into three feet of snow when they are out there on the mountains. he says it is a thankless job and difficult but he wants to see how happy people are when they are able to get out on the mountains. aly myles wyff news 4 live in maggie valley. allyson: thank you. geoff: free advertising. allyson: remember, when the snow hits, we have the latest updates, including live radar on , our wyff 4 app. the app is free to download and available in both apple and android app stores. president obama is expected to announce that he will bypass congress and talk about new gun laws. geoff: nikole killion is live. nikole: the president strongly
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address the problem but he does say his actions are within executive authority. they will extend background checks for anyone in the business of selling guns and to obtain a license. some critics charge that his actions are unconstitutional and infringe on second amendment rights. he will roll out his initiative throughout the week, including a townhall on thursday. nikole killion wyff news 4. geoff: thank you. also, many of you will be after this. the three major indices all took and the nasdaq slumping by triple digits. it's not the way wall street was hoping to ring in a new year of trading, part of a global sell-off. it's officially the worst opening day in 84 years. the huge drop is blamed on new signs of weakness in china's economy, and fears the escalating tensions between
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bring a spike in oil prices. but today, oil prices actually closed even lower. many analysts saying the low price at the pump will get even lower. allyson: michael slager is out of jail and on house arrest. he's the former north charleston police officer charged with killing an unarmed black man. a south carolina judge set his bond yesterday at a half a million dollars. meaning slager had to pay $50,000 in bail money to be released. the judge also set slager's trial to begin october 31. he will remain under house arrest until then. cell phone video showed slager shoot walter scott last april after scott ran from a traffic stop. geoff: an update in anderson county, remember hyco? well, state legislators are working on a lot in his name. hyco was killed october 21 in the line of duty. three people have been charged. deputy brandon surratt had been with hyco for six years. he says he supports a bill in the works called hyco's and fargo's law.
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richland county in 2011. the law would increase prison time and add a potential fine for those who harm police animals. >> we ask these k9s to go into buildings after bad guys, exactly what we do. we call them a deputy also. geoff: surratt also wants to thank the community for its support after hyco's death. allyson: pickens county will now seek legal help to fight having coal ash disposed there. company mmr pickens agreed with the county in 2007 to allow construction debris to go into a landfill near liberty, but officials learned the company now wants to dump coal ash. the county council voted no to it last night, saying it's not part of the agreement. the oconee nuclear power plant will undergo inspection today after the discovery of degraded power cables. the nuclear regulatory commission will inspect the power cables for two of the plant's three units. the inspection will take several days.
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about thirty miles west of greenville. geoff: enjoying a panoramic view of the mountains of north and south carolina is about to become easier. the south carolina department of natural resources says it's going forward with a plan to build a viewing platform on sassafras mountain. that's the tallest point in south carolina at 3,553 feet above sea level. dnr expects to break ground later this spring and have the platform ready this summer. dale: that will be fun. allyson: i think that would be neat. geoff: that is a must go to. allyson: we will hike up there but not today. it is cold. dale: you better dress warmly if you are thinking about that. can you imagine all the rain we have had recently if the cold there had been in place?
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>> now, your live super doppler 4 hd forecast. dale: good morning. we are standing on paris mountain looking back toward the city of greenville with our skycam and it is clear and cold. 26 degrees right now. any previous makes it feel colder with a five to 10 miles
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and you precipitation yesterday. snow fell late morning causing early dismissal in north carolina. avery county and ansi county operating on a two-hour delay because of slippery roads. -- and can't say county operating on a two-hour delay because of slippery roads. -- and yancey county operating on a two-hour delay because of slippery roads. clinton at 23, cross of the same, where sholes dropped to 18 so it is cold. make sure the kids have jackets. be prepared for a cold day. not as windy as yesterday but five to 10 mile per hour breeze makes it feel like seven and bill and feels like 13 in asheville. instead of 52 for the afternoon, 42 to 44 may be the best we see. the mountains will be more like upper 30's for highs.
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chance for rain with the four-day plus in a few minutes. allyson: let's take a look at the roads. behind me, a slow down. this is the southbound lane and this is the northbound lane in the gaffney area on highway 110 in cowpens. we are looking at an accident. that will continue to slow and we will keep you updated on the situation. an accident near mile marker 83 on i-85. in yancey county and avery county, watch for icy roads with schools delayed for the region so be careful. if you are traveling i-85 southbound near highway 153, slow down with a pedestrian in the road. possibly someone broke and down on the side of the road.
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tomorrow to replace water lines. troubled times on the interstate, 26 and 40 at the speed limit drive, 43 minutes from i-26 to the north carolina and tennessee line. let's see how a look at haywood road. ricardo good morning, i'm : ricardo lecompte. clemson returns to the practice field today as it gets ready for the national championship game against alabama next monday. the tide were on the practice field on monday, and their number one focus right now is trying to find a way to stop heisman finalist deshaun watson. >> deshaun watson is a very athletic quarterback, dual threat quarterback. we feel like he reminds us of joshua dobbs from tennessee. definitely, again, we're going to look back and see how we handled situations back then. we have to do a good job of containing him and getting a lot of pressure on him. ricardo albama head coach nick : saban complemeted deshuan watson, saying he's the best dual threat quarterback they've faced in a long time. clemson defensive end shaq
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head coach dabo swinney said he's optimistic the central native will play next monday. lawson sprained his mcl in the first half of the orange bowl against oklahoma. the former daniel high standout leads the nation in tackles for loss. will muschamp's coaching staff is complete at south carolina. the gamecocks officially announcing the hire of kurt roper as co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. roper served as muschamp's offensive coordinator at florida in 2014 before joining the cleveland browns staff last season. roper and former georiga interim head coach bryan mcclendon will share play calling duties. geoff: thank you. we're six days away from clemson's chance to win it all. but first, we go back in time to look at how some things of changed when the 1981 football team won the national championship. clemson sports information director tim bourret was with the athletic department back then, too. he even kept a memento of the season a ticket from the game. the cost, $15. do not cry.
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could find costs $450. 34 years later the size of the , press guides has also changed. >> basically, all the info that's in here started out on my electric typewriter and mr. bradley's electric typewriter. geoff: things have really changed. bourret also kept newspapers from the orange bowl win then. he says they remind him of the excitement everyone felt winning the national championship that first time. can they do it again? it is coming up in glendale, arizona. mondayaly: a welcome sight after a rough ski season. hopefully, this weather holds out to help these guys across
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one of the cool perks of this place is you can eat as much real as you want. it's like i'm going to work to get some. alrighty. we just like cereal. we make it, eat it, love it, live it.
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allyson: cold weather is causing concerns on the roads in western north carolina. geoff: delays include avery county schools, yancey county schools and tri-county christian schools. let's check in with dale. dale: it was windy and cold in the upstate and we saw the flurries in north carolina yesterday. overnight, we have not seen you precipitation and then expected. cold temperatures as you begin the day.
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teens in the upstate, too, ware shoals at 18, greenville at 26. the temperaturur will rebound a little and climb into the low 40's for the upstate and upper 30's in the mountains. temperatures are gradually going to get warmer with the windchill coming into play, breaking boone feel like seven and asheville feel like 13. tomorrow, a couple degrees better and back to normal by thursday. cold overnight but during the day, low 50's. not as cold overnight for friday through the weekend and into the start of next week. friday and sunday are the best chances of getting rain. saturday looks good for outdoor plans and monday looks good for heading back to work and school. allyson: cold temperatures making parts of north carolina look like winter. the time lapse behind us from resort cam.com.
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with more on the conditions. aly: if you could hear those snow makers before, i am almost sure you can hear them now. take a look at this behind me. so much snow being made in maggie valley. about 16 degrees, a wake-up call after those lololy 70 degree mornings. you can see just how much snow -- about four feet of snow overnight -- and they have only been open about 10 days this ski season. according to the snow maker, making surthe machines are running per usual, he says it is a thankless job and not so easy on the mountain. easier out here when they can set them up but when they are traveling at two feet to repeat of snow, if you see the snow maker, thanked them. i do this once a year, make sure to embrace it.
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-- a one armed snow angel. this will be cold. [laughter] still a little crunchy. aly myles wyff news 4 in maggie valley. geoff: you might want to check what's under that snow. [laughter] allyson: we are taking a look at the roads, i-85 southbound with an accident near mile marker 83 at highway 110. slowing down traffic a little bit. also, icy roads, you saw aly on the snow. [laughter] a two-hour delay in avery and yancey counties. also, a pedestrian in the road on i-85 southbound. some road closures in spartanburg county on south pine street the palmetto street. starting to really pick up
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hopefully we won't have the traffic issues like yesterday. michael slager is out of jail and on house arrest. geoff: slager is the former north charleston police officer charged with killing an unarmed black man. a south carolina judge set slager's bond at a half a million dollars. he will remain on house arrest until then. allyson: pickens county is refusing to have coal ash dumped at its landfills. a company called mmr pickens entered into an agreement with the county in 2007. it would allow construction debris to go into a landfill near liberty, but officials learned the company now wants to dump coal ash. county council voted no to it last night. geoff: the oconee nuclear power plant will go under inspection today after the discovery of degraded power cables. the nuclear regulatory commission will inspect the power cables for two of the plant's three units. the inspection will take several
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about thirty miles west of greenville. allyson: an update in anderson county, remember the police k-9 killed in the line of duty? they are working on a law in his name. he was killed october 21. three people have been charged. his handler deputy brandon surratt had been with hyco for six years. hyco was not only his partner but a member of his family. surratt says he is in full support of a bill in the works called hyco's and fargo's law. richland county in 2011. the law would increase prison time for those who harm police animals. geoff: the tort is called decision america and graham has left the republican party but he wants christians to vote but not endorsing any candidates. franklin graram is scheduled to make stops on february 9 in columbia and in atlanta on february 10 -- pixies me. -- excuse me.
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mile marker 83 on the southbound lanes, accident slowing things down. i see roads and avery and yancey counties. some road closures and spartanburg county on south pine street and palmetto street. let's take a look outside on i-385. getting busy around haywood and woodruff road. geoff: it is cold out there, and we have the windchill making it in theheeens. dale: it feels like single digits in boone, but the good news is not as windy as yesterday. no new precipitation falling, but watch out for slippery spots in the high mountain roads. warning temperatures showing 16 and -- morning temperatures showing 16 in boone, colder and laurens, greenwood commercials. -- greenwood and ware shoals.
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cold. they should the kids are dressed warmly. it will only get up to 44 today for the upstate, upper 30's in the mountains. getting better tomorrow. allyson: today, president obama is set to announce new executive actions on gun control. geoff: nikole killion joining us live without his plan is being cheered and criticized. nikole: good morning. the president says he strongly believes congress should be the one taking action on this issue but he insists that what he is announcing is legal and within his executive authority. the president's actions expand background checks by requiring anyone in the business of selling guns to obtain a license and he is calling for hiring 230 new fbi examiners and more funding for mental health. some critics charge that his actions are unconstitutional and infringe on the second amendment
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the president plans to rollout his initiative this week, including out of town hall on thursday. allyson: any sense on how effective the new steps may or may not be? nikole: that is a big test because the administration has been they on some policies. it is unclear how many guns dealers need to sell in order to comply with the new mandate. also, there are groups exempted, including gun collectors. geoff: nikole killion in our exclusive washington newsroom. thank you. allyson: the president is expected to emphasize gun control in his state of the union address one week from today. geoff: coming up on "today," donald trump escalates his attacks amid controversy over his first campaign ad. plus, is bill clinton helping or hurting hillary on the trail? the latest on the race for the white house, moments away on "today."
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good morning. hello winter. after record-breaking warmth, a blast of arctic air stretches throughout the east. minus 3 in bangor, 8 degrees in boston, and here in new yoror city it's 11. are the bone-chilling temperatures here to stay? al is on the case. dominating. new national poll numbers out this morning show trump and clinton firmly in control of their respective party's presidential race. both with 17-point leads as the trump campaign defends a controversial edit in its new ad. >> he'll stop illegal immigration by building a wall in our southern border that mexico will pay for. >> and former president bill clinton takes aim at the gop while on the stump for his wife. >> people run, an believe it or not, it's kind of scary this year, but believe it or not, most everybody actually tries to do what they say they are going
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