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a good day to get your running around done early in the day before the rain comes in, then we have some temperature changes to talk about. it is down, cool, but not as as we could be -- as cold as we could be or it should be this time of the year. overnight lows near freezing. again, fairly mild. by 11:00, we are still in the 40's. we will stay close to 50 degrees for our high temperature in the upstate today. you will not make it out of the 40's and upstate north carolina. here is spartanburg. not everybody has the fog this morning, but it has been quite dense especially in the piedmont state. no measurable precipitation coming down, but a little bit of
plenty of clouds that will continue to stream our way. raising in our direction will be a band of rain for little later on. i had of it, we will get a few showers this afternoon, but then it is mainly in the overnight hours that we see heavier rain comes through. it moves on t tugh, see you have a decent looking sunday. look at what happens between sunday with a high 55 and monday morning. in the upstate, it will be in the 20's. we will talk more about that coming up. myra: thank you. the countdown is on for monday nights national championship game, against second ranked alabama. but before the tigers touched down in arizona, they got a proper send off from hundreds of fans.
appropriate, as they departed. no spirits here at death valley dampened as fans surrounded these players and coaches, letting them know they're not alone on their road to the title. on the front row watching it all, the grandmother of clemson's number 82, who had hugs and kisses for her there was also a young fan that grandson. there was also a young fan that handed a player a handdrawn picture in the hopes of it being given to coach dabo swinney, the bon secours wellness arena will host a viewing party for the national championship game. doors will open at 7:00. officials say it will be free to get into the arena monday night. it is the big day in phoenix. that is will you will find the coaches and players from alabama and clemson. wyff news 4's brad fralick will be live with interviews from coaches and players. that will be at 6:00 and 11:00 tonight. if you want to follow along, just check out our facebook and twitter pages. when it comes to everything
plus, geoff hart will also be live in phoenix with live reports starting tomorrow. plus before the big game, wyff , news 4 sports will bring you an hour-long special monday night. the guys are working on it now. our crews will be live from night. we are calling this the "road to the title." it'll get you good and ready for kickoff of the college football playoff national championship. again, unless you have been sleeping under a rock or something, it you don't know it is between the clemson tigers and the alabama crimson tide. jeb bush has made his first visit to anderson county as a presidential candidate. he spoke to voters at dyar's diner in pendleton, the former florida governor wore a clemson hat and showed off his d dcing during the visit. he also zeroed in on republican front runner donald trump, who bush says isn't fit to be commander in chief. jeb bush we need someone who
of america in the world, and the role of commander in chief, not an entertainer in chief or a agitator in chief or a divider in chief. we need a commander in chief who understands how serious times are right now. myra: bush also talked about his plans to fight terrorism, fix social security, and stimulate the economy. he has two stops scheduled for columbia today, and one in hilton head in this evening. republican presidential front runner donald trump was in rock hill for a rally at winthrop university on friday night. there were hundreds of thousands of people there, and many of them stood in line for hours waiting to get in. trump hit the stage five hours after the first supporters arrived. about 5,000 or so packed in here for the visit at winthrop university. donald trump: we have a president that wants kill the second amendment. we have hillary clinton who
we have to be strong on immigration and we have to build a big, beautiful wall. a big, beautiful wall. myra: we're five weeks out from the south carolina primary. in the latest winthrop poll from december, trump was in the lead, 8 points ahead of the second place, senator ted cruz. meanwhile, another top south carolina gop official is coming out against donald trump. greenville county chairman chad groover, has decided to go public with his endorsement of jeb bush. groover says he believes that jeb bush is quote, a true conservative. he points to his record as governor of florida, his knowledge of the issues, and groover believes he is ready to lead on day one, which he does not believe donald trump is ready to do. most of the candidates will return to the carolinas next week. charleston is the site of both the upcoming president debates. the republicans meet on january
the democrats take the stage three days later. this week you have a good excuse , to try a new restaurant. it's "restaurant week" in the upstate. many of the area's most popular restaurants are offering deals and specials over the next 8 days. some of the deals are a three course meal for many restaurants $30. are now including lunch specials as well. to see a full list of the restaurants taking part and the , deals they're offering, head to wyff4.com. pamela: this morning, we have a little bit of drizzle out. the temperatures, mild, in the 40's. across the country, big changes in the temperature going down.
as expected...president oba myrara as expected, president obama has vetoed a congressional bill that would have repealed the affordable health care act, also known as obamacare. republicans have pushed several measures to repeal the controversial health care law. this was the first one to pass congress and head to the president's desk. the president said the law would have reversed significant progress, as he called it in , america's health care system. the measure would also have cut federal funding of planned parenthood.
drug kingpin "el chapo" guzman has been arrested. el chapo escaped from his prison cell last year through an underground tunnel. that was 6-months ago. we're told authorities cornered him in the city of los mochis in his home, the state of sinaloa. five people were killed in the gunbattle that took him down. a mexican marine was also wounded. el chapo has previously escaped from prison twice. a father is under investigation after his toddler was seen driving his small motorized car down a busy highway. two people also saw the boy, and got out of their cars to help. when they tried to stop the boy, he told them he wanted to keep going. the boy's father showed up ten minutes later. he says he was in the bathroom when his son slipped out of the house. he's telling witnesses his son got out by climbing onto a chair, and unlocking the door. a close call for an atlanta woman.
car off the fourth level of a parking garage. steel cables along the edge of the garage kept the vehicle from falling. an officer reached into the rear left door and pulled the driver to safety. she's been charged with driving under the influence. here's something you don't see every day. tons of shoes covering the florida turnpike near miami gardens yesterday they spilled all over the road when a truck overturned this afternoon. -- yesterday afternoon. police had to close off an exit ramp so they could clean up the mess. two people were hurt and taken away on stretchers. it's not clear what caused the
get this. i was at my shop tied up with a customer when i realized the time. i had to get to the bank before it closed, so i made a break for it. when i got out it was almost closing time. traffic was bad. i knew i was cutting it close. but it was ok. i use td bank. it's got longer hours and stays open an extra ten minutes every day. i'm sid.
no widespread visibility problems, but between henderson county and down into northern greenville county, some dense fog there this morning. 48, atlanta. not bad. 43, charlotte. low 50's close to the coast line. temperatures through the southeast, mild. we talking about all rain. that is not the case where we find an area of low pressure te. there is a blast of arctic air. we will fill it ourselves. the temperatures across the northern plains will be dangerously cold over the next few days. this is the big storm system here. as it moves to the northeast, we will continue to increase the moisture. clouds will be fake. by tonight, we begin to see
some of the heaviest rain pulled timeout for your saturday night. we go out west where a lot of people are paying attention to weather-wise. a little below average temperature wise but comfortable. nice sunshine for monday. relatively mild air. moisture coming in as well. take your umbrella if you are heading out. this area of low pressure will be writing up north and east. that is where the heavy snow bands will be. also, dangerously cold weather. i think the windchill will be in the 20 below range in
all the players dangerously cold there. for us, at home, we will start out cloudy, but you will have sunshine in the afternoon. as the cold air comes in, don't be surprised to see some snow in the northern mountains of the carolinas. not adding up to anything, but a sign of how much colder it will be. the rain becomes more likely as the day goes on today. for today, the rain chance build even more. it moves out in the upstate. we are at 55 tomorrow. it will become greasy. w -- breezy.
you are only at 41 in asheville for tomorrow. our mornings will be really cold. bundling up the kiddos for the week ahead. it will be a mainly dry week with the temperatures on the chilly side for the next several days. we will watch out in haywood county, madison county, and western north carolina. monday morning, we could have some advisories as far as delays. myra: the weather sounds like good sliding -- sledding weather. it's check out this one. this is a siberian husky sled dog team. take a closer look at who is leading it. pamela: her name is nicole. her parents are dog sledders. they say exposing her to dogs at an early age helps teach responsibility and respect for
myra: not a bad idea. let's take a look across the country. we want to show you this man who police say shot an officer in philadelphia thursday night used a stolen gun, and pledged his allegiance to isis. investigators say edward archer approached a marked car around midnight and opened fire. officer jesse hartnett was shot at least 11 times, but still got out and ran after archer. officer is now in serious condition. the gun used in the attack is a police firearm that was stolen from a home. a passenger's bizarre outburst forced a plane to make an unscheduled stop witnesses say about 30 minutes after the united airlines flight took off from new york, a woman asked if she could get off the plane. they say when a flight attendant told the woman no, she lost it. >> the girl went crazy and attacked her.
up, and return a close off. myra: witnesses say she then attacked another woman. that's when three other passengers stepped in. they tackled her and tied her up. the pilots then diverted the plane to detroit. there police handcuffed the woman and took her off the plane. the flight then continued onto its original destination. this is not a raging fire. this is a raging fire that forced more than a dozen people out of their homes. it happened yesterday in kansas city. residents had to evacuate very quickly. some reportedly jumping out of windows. firefighters say the front of the building collapsed. the roof caved in. at least two people were taken to the hospital at this point. we do not have any word on their conditions. take a look. you hear the stories,that hoverboards are causing fires all around the country. the latest fire happened in oklahoma city. a charred wall with a hole in it is the remains of what happened.
that has been burned to a crisp. that's what firefighters say was left after a hoverboard caught fire as it was charging. everyone was able to get out of the house safely. one of the homeowners put the fire out before firefighters arrived. >> by the time they got the fire out, the firefighters left, that's what we had afterwards.> no one got hurt in the time it happens. myra: the u.s. consumer product safety commission is working to figure out the root causes of the fires, but they do not have the answers yet. 2015 was a strong year for the u.s. job market. more than two and a half million jobs were added. 292,000 of those came in it was december. the second best year for job growth since 1999. americans saw their paychecks go up as well. wages grew 2.5% in december. the best it's been in six years. the powerball jackpot is up to $800 million. if you win, you will have made
of the world's highest-paid celebrities like floyd mayweather, taylor switft, garth brooks, and singer katy perry, combined. in the upstate now, tool that it is a could save your life in $20 a flood, and an upstate foundation would like to give you one for free. the alex holmes foundation purchased 600 swiss tech automobile emergency tools and will be giving them out today. the 3 inch tools will break car windows, cut seat belts and give you light to escape a vehicle caught in rising water. the foundation was started after alex holmes died in october's flood. >> this tool like i said, we tested them out and it was very easy to sue and it shattered the glass. so yes i am confident in saying , had she had on of these in her car that she would still be with us. myra: the giveaway will start this morning at 11:00 in the olive garden parking lot on laurens road in greenville. man's best friend has a
girl and her pet in freeport, maine. jana barnello has this cute story. >> you will find dozens of pet toys in 5-year-old kylie brown's room. you'll also find clues. >> it is a snowflake -- >> to her real life that who cannot always come inside to play. >> how did snowflake get his name? >> when he was like zero year's old i named him. ashley brown: we've had dogs, mostly. >> ashley brown says she's never seen an animal love somebody back like snowflake loves kylie. >> it was kind of on a whim that we brought him home.
, lives outside, maybe get some eggs from it, i don't know. i was not expecting this at all. >> snowflake the duck follows kylie everywhere. her mom says it started, day one. they've been inseparable ever since. >> everywhere she went, he was quiet. and if she went missing, he would squawk and panic. >> over the past six months kylie and snowflake have played , at the beach they swing on the , swingset. on halloween -- he rounded out their "frozen" costumes. snowflake dressed as "olaf" the snowman. >> they are best friends, but in his eyes, she's mama. she's mama duck. >> brown says kylie cares for snowflake like a child. he waits for her at the bus stop to get home from school. and she makes sure he gets in his afternoon nap. >> i've seen her grow up.
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for your joints, cartilage and bones. and unlike the big osteo-bi flex pills, it's all in one tiny pill. move free ultra. get your move on. pamela: a pretty decent chance for rain coming in later today. a little jersey this morning. temperatures will not change a whole lot from where we are right now, topping out at 50 in the upstate. a gorgeous monday. look at the change in the temperatures, starting at the morning only in the 20's. we will talk about the timing of that cold air coming in in the morning. myra: a harsh reminder that it is winter. pamela: it is. myra: thank you.
>> this is done you why ff news four today in high definition. myra: we are just days away from college football's super bowl. clemson the 14-0 tigers will , face alabama monday night for the title. before we get to clemson, we want to talk more about weather. pamela: we will talk about whether they will expect for the game as well. here at home, inc. is pretty overcast. that would be the case throughout the day. no rain to speak of. 43 with some patchy fog in spartanburg. 44, lawrence. a little foggy in brother ford -- rutherford. closer to freezing or colder would be the average for this time of the year. we will be in the upper 40's by 11:00 in greenville.
not a big spread in the temperatures today. 43 in spartanburg with a light northeasterly wind. we do have some drizzle, but it is the measurable precipitation that we pick up -- we will have some of that to pick up later today. overall, the flow will come out of the southwest. once again, drawing up moisture and clouds. that will be part of the day. then, the rain begins to push and later this afternoon and early tomorrow morning is when we will have most of the rain come through. temperatures make it close to 50 by noon, and will stay there for most of the day, as you see in clemson and the upstate. the high temperatures to not get out of the 40's. staying cool through the day
as far as temperatures go, a real arctic blast across the country. myra: thank you. the countdown is on for monday night's national championship game, against second ranked alabama. but before the tigers touched down in out arizona, they got it probably proper sendoff. a lot of the fans wanted to let them know that they were not alone. there was a grandmother in the crowd who had hugs and kisses for her grandson. there was also a young fan that handed a player a handdrawn picture in the hopes of it being
swinney. the tide has arrived as well. alabama touched down last night in glendale around 6:00. they are seeking a fourth national championship in the last seven years. a full touchdown favorite over the tigers. the bon secours wellness arena will host a viewing party for the national championship game. the doors will open at 7:00 on monday. there will be food and drink will be available during the game. officials say it will be free to get in, and the game will be broadcast on the large central video board. coming up it's the big media day , in phoenix. there will be all sorts of coaches and players from alabama and clemson talking to sportscasters, like our very own brad fralick. if you like to follow along, check out our facebook and twitter pages. when it comes to everything clemson, we've got you covered. plus geoff hart will also be
before the big game, wyff news 4 sports will bring you an hour-long special monday night. the guys are working on that right now. our crews will be live from arizona, as well as here. we are calling get, "road to the title." and it'll get you good and ready for kickoff of the college football playoff national championship between clemson and alabama monday night. and, don't forget to check out our live wire. it's a collection of the latest tweets about the tigers, and fun posts from our staff. plus you can even watch some retro highlights from the orange 1982 bowl, when clemson last claimed a national title. go to the wyff 4 app, or wyff .com and look in the right now , bar. jeb bush has made his first visit to anderson county as a presidential candidate.
diner in pendleton. the former florida governor wore a clemson hat and showed off his dancing during the visit. he also zeroed in on republican front runner donald trump,who bush says is not fit to be commander in chief. jeb bush we need someone who : actually understands the roll -- the role of america in the world, and the role of commander in chief, not an entertainer in chief or a agitator in chief or a divider in chief. we need a commander in chief who understands how serious times are right now. myra: bush also talked about his plans to fight terrorism, fix social security, and stimulate the economy. he has two stops scheduled for columbia today, and one in hilton head tonight. presidential front runner donald trump was in rock hill for a rally at winthrop university on friday night. the crowds of supporters stood in line for hours waiting to get in. 5,000 or so packed in here for
donald trump: we have a president that wants kill the second amendment. we have hillary clinton who wants to destroy and take your comes, by the way. we have to be strong on immigration and we have to build a big, beautiful wall. myra: we are five weeks away from the south carolina primary. in the latest winthrop poll from december, trump was in the lead, 8 points ahead of the second place, senator ted cruz. a top south carolina gop official is coming out against donald trump. greenville county chairman chad groover has decided to go public with his endorsement of jeb bush. groover, says he believes that jeb bush is quote, true conservative. he points to his record as governor of florida, his knowledge of the issues, and groover believes he is ready to lead, on day one. most of the candidates will return to the carolinas next
charleston is the site of both the upcoming president debates. the republicans meet on january 14, and the democrats take the stage on the this may be a good 17th. week to consider trying out a new restaurant. it's "restaurant week" in the upstate. many of the area's most popular eateries are offering deals and specials over the next 8 days. some of those deals are a three course meal for $30. tour is the event has also grown to include hotel stay. also new this year, every , restaurant will have a q-r code that you can scan with your phone while you eat, and then be eligible for a drawing to win prizes. many restaurants are now well. to see a full list of participating restaurants and the deals they're offering, head to wyff4.com as well as our mobile app. pamela: the saturday morning looks pretty on lake hartwell.
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turning to some must see video myra: let's turn to some must-see video now. a young girl is thinking facebook for reuniting her with her beloved stuffed animal. sierra lost her best friend "monkey" while she and her family were at a basketball game. her dad called the area and workers searched the place for monkey, but they couldn't find it. turns out, two kids stumbled across the stuffed animal outside the arena. their mom helped them post a picture of monkey on facebook. that picture was shared nearly three thousand times and in less than a day, sierra and her monkey were back together again. >> i would like to say thank you
i just hope that they are listening to this, and i hope now. myra: the boys say they are back. there is a new viral video that people are grooving to. >> the video has more than a million views online. using music and movement to motivate. a lot of people will see a video and say this a dance school. what do you think? >> that is totally untrue.
>> the academic program is intense. with high school level classes. we first met clark when he was starting the school in a rough part of town. >> this is the most exciting thing in my life. >> travis mccoy, now a college student. what do you think when you see this young man? >> it is crazy to see this came full circle. i'm just appreciative. >> travis is now a mentor at the school. all clark academy students have graduated from high school and 99% have gone on to college. a model teacher who has kids
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so head to walmart and see what you could save with their every day low prices. >> now, your live super doppler four hd weather forecast. pamela: looks pretty good from our skycam network. it is hazy, for sure. we do have some dense fog this morning. low clouds, a litttt bit of drizzle out there. 43 in spartanburg. a northeast wind at five. it is a day that is not going to be filled with sunshine. temperatures will be fairly mild for this time of the year. we will be dry through most of the afternoon. getting out and about early is a good idea. i temperatures in the 40's this morning.
anderson, 46. our highs will go up to 52 degrees today. these temperatures really are quite mild, when you consider asheville average lows, 57 for this time of year. we are in the mid 40's, when we are typically close to the freezing mark in the upstate. we are all above average for today. temperature wise, we will not go up much. not a lot of sunshine for the afternoon. rain does move in. a blast of cold air. this is a serious one, truly out
by sunday night and monday morning, with the winds gusting, you will definitely know it is winter. 44 in phoenix. showers have all moved out. a beautiful stretch of days ahead with the game on monday. it looks beautifully sunny. temperatures a little below average. they have room to spare. we have a leading edge of some warmer air coming over us today. really it is the moisture we will notice. in the overnight hours it is when most of us will have more significant rain. by the time you wake up on
have clouds around. where it will get interesting is through the day, in the mountains, with the arctic air coming in and residual moisture, snow coming down there. traffic will be tricky. we maybe tell you monday about some possible delays. 50 today in the upstate. 47 in western north carolina. for tonight, again, temperatures, nothing extreme. the winds will pick up, and be will feel it first in the mountains. we are colder tomorrow, but actually warmer in the upstate on monday.
myra: thank you. a 15-year-old in virginia got tired of waiting for winter to come to him, so he took matters into his own hands. he constructed his own homemade snow maker. his parents were skeptical at first and needed a little convincing, but mason craven has it all worked out. >> i bought all the parts online, and put it together. now that it is cold enough, i have been blowing snow in my backyard. myra: mason says that since he's started cranking out the white stuff, he's been the most popular kid in his neighborhood. the department of natural resources has raised money for a new observation deck in the sassafras mountain. there you can find the tallest
3550 feet above sea level. they say the next step is to bid the construction process. construction is slated to start in april and may. greenlink is expanding its bike greenlink is expanding its bike in greenville locker program. , they are installing two new "bikelids" at county square. this means there are now 10 lockers available. six are located along richardson street outside the greenlink transit center. two are inside the south spring street garage. officials say the bike locker ongoing efforts to improve program is part of the public transportation in greenville. you know the old expression, it's like a car crash -- you just can't take your eyes off of it. in this case, we mean it literally. millions glued to videos of truck, after a truck, after truck slamming into the same small bridge in north carolina -- why does this keep happening? that's what nbc's gabe gutierrez went to find out.
if you are in durham, north carolina at the corner of gregson and peabody, it's perhaps the most unforgiving bridge in america. more than 100 crashes here since 2008. no major injuries. just wince-worthy frustration. over, and over, and over again. all captured on a webcam. nat pop: jurgen henn "it's -- >> it is pretty crazy sometimes. i sit there at my desk working peacefully and all of a sudden there's this massive crash out there and i almost fall out of my chair. , he even collects the debris, and sells it. hard to believe, but this happened. the driver rattled, but ok. >> i thought i had enough
>> the bridge was built for trains 75 years ago. the clearance is about two feet 11 feet, eight inches about two feet lower than usual. , the locals know that. many rental truck drivers,don't. the state put in lights and signs, but drivers either don't see them, or ignore them. why don't they just raised the bridge? >> that would be very expensive, you would be looking at significant cost to either lower the road or raise the bridge. >> instead, the state is planning to install more
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donated to a houston charity in a bundle of close, and has a car dealer. the guild shop sold the jacket shortly after word got out, via the media, about availability of the highly collectible jacket. they were advised that the jacket would auction off at about $18,000. they said the sale met expectations. now, let's turn it over to brad fralic and marc dopher with the latest on clemsons trip to arizona. >> the tigers touchdown friday afternoon, and it was quite the reception. >> a few dozen came, and a couple hundred members of the media. all of that got exponentially larger when you consider that
two massive jets bringing these teams to the desert to start their national championship experience. the big news is we are getting closer to the national championship. >> here is what is coming up today. media day is first thing this morning. we will have an hour with both teams. we will get our fill with both teams, and hopefully have a little fun on the way. also, clemson will have a practice today, the first real practice this afternoon. also, we made a trip to the stadium. the stadium is dressed and ready to go. >> it is. there is the 2016 national championship logo on their. a player from alabama, a player from clemson. it is supposed to be nondescript, but you are talking
they're up on the stadium, large and in charge. they probably will be on monday night. >> we will certainly hear from those guys today. also, some analysts talked about this matchup, and specifically greg mcelroy. i thought it was interesting because he said this. this john -- deshawn watson will have to play -- to me, he has to play like he has recently. >> i think what also means is he has to be good in the clutch in the fourth order. we all remember that iconic drive that vince young made to beat the seemingly unbeatable southern california trojans. i think mcilroy is speaking to that clutch moment. >> i think that is what it will
>> live, local breaking news. this is wyff news four today in high definition. myra: two republican presidential hopefuls are in south carolina. one of them -- can you guess which one -- making waves. i am myra ruiz. pamela: i pamela wright -- i am pamela wright. the earlier, the better as far as getting out. you will find some low clouds, a little drizzle, and patchy fog. all that said, for much of the