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sports team live in arizona. so much excitement. hi, guys. brad: it is finally gameday, the game -- the day we have been waiting for. clemson and alabama play for the championship. clemson, a chance to win the title for the first time in 1981. marc: the crowd is 80% orange and it is electric around the stadium. people have been waiting for this game, waiting for 34 years for a moment like this. the excitement is palpable. our own mandy gaither is head to toe tiger. she could barely contain her excitement. brad: a bit of news to pass along, multiple reports that mckinsey alexander, the corner back, has a hamstring issue. they do not know if he can go or not. that could be a huge loss. marc: alexander hasn't given up a touchdown in over 20 games.
cover calvin ridley. a huge loss for the tigers, a bigger loss than shaq lawson. there is nobody to take alexander cost place, at least somebody who can cover as well as a guy who may be a first-round nfl draft pick. brad: we have been told shaq lawson is expected to play. how effective he will be is yet to be determined. this is the beginning of live coverage. stick with us, we are in arizona. now back to you. michael: an upstate story the , game will be on the big screen at the bon secours wellness arena in greenville. gabrielle: and that's where we find wyff news 4's mike mccormick, who is live and local there with the latest. mike? mike: if you are looking for the ultimate watch party, it will be here at the bon secours wellness arena. it is the official watch party. the team on the court, getting ready for tonight big event. they will have giveaways, all
the doors will open at 7:00 and there is room for 13,000 people here. they are welcoming alabama fans as well. doors open at 7:00. they hope to see you here, and the team here says they are ready security-wise, space-wise, excitement-wise, for whatever crowd makes it to the well tonight. >> the good thing about an event like this is that we do events like this all the time, whether is it -- it is a concert or a basketball game. we are ready for the rowdy crowd, family crowds, everything. mike: if you're looking for the ultimate place to watch the game, it will be at the well of the big screen. the place is decked out in support of the home team. but they are welcoming alabama fans, so don't be afraid to come out. 13,000 people, that is how many of you they can fit. doors open at 7:00.
there will be full concessions, getting inside is free. the watch party tonight, doors open at 7:00. mike mccormick, wyff news 4 live in greenville. michael: the house is going to rock. as clemson battles, a citadel redwood and gagacock fan will lead the squadron of fighter jets flying over the stadium before the game. major matthew "diesel" mayer will fly that lead jet. it's an f-34 flyover at the university of phoenix stadium tonight. he's a 2004 graduate of the citadel, and has served in the air force for 12 years. mayer is stationed at luke air force base in phoenix. he says, for today, he'll root for clemson gabrielle: if clemson wins, a few stores plan to open after the game tonight, so you don't have to wait to buchampionship apparel. hibbett sports in greenville will open at 11:30, and stay open until 1:00. dick's sporting goods and academy sports and outdoors in greenville will open after the game, and close once customers
michael: a reminder, we have an hour-long special coming at you. we call it "road to the title." brad and marc will come see us ve at 7:00 tonight, right here on wyff 4, they'll bring you up to speed, and bring us back on how the tigers got all the way to the national championship. we also have our live wire on our wyff 4 app and wyff4.com, a -- and we want to hear from you. there will be a collection of clemson twitter posts. gabrielle: as michael was telling us don't forget to check , out our live wire. it's a collection of the latest tweets about the tigers, and fun posts fromomur staff. and you can even watch some retro highlights from the 1982 orange bowl, when clemson last claimed a national title. it is there on our wyff 4 app or wyff4.com, and look in the "right now" bar. michael: show your allegiance by taking our now poll. it simply asks, who do you think will win the national championship? you can vote on wyff4.com and our facebook and twitter pages.
clemson has it, 78%. crimson tide, 22% weighing in. but it's early. far from kickoff. who knows, we might show your vote in a few hours time. michael: to the weather now. this is a live look at clemson university courtesy of sky 4. kind of cool, but a beautiful night. gabrielle: nice to see the sunshine. and a lot of clemson fans in arizona to watch tonight's big game. john cessarich joins us in the studio. like in arizona? john: it will be perfect in glendale, a suburb of phoenix. i will show you that temperatures in just a second. in clemson, it doesn't matter how cold it will get, especially if they win. in clemson, 47 degrees. a few clouds out there. headed to arizona, sunshine. you saw the live shot from brad and marc, 59 degrees. a cold start to the day.
normal highs should be 66. temperatures dropping into the mid 40's. this is 8:30 hour time, but they are mountain time, two hours back. the kickoff will be at 6:30 local time in phoenix. go tigers. now back to you. gabrielle: thanks, john. tomorrow marks the last time president obama will ever deliver a state of the union address. as wyff news 4's myra ruiz reports, he's inviting people who have inspired him along the way, including a woman from our area. myra: edith childs is a greenwood county councilmember. she's already in washington, and she will be among the two dozen people who will sit with the first lady earned the president's state of the union address. childs caught president obama's attention way back in 2007, when he was still an illinois senator campaigning for president. the white house says childs was invited because she inspired
president. obama credits her with coining the "fired up, ready to go" rallying cry that was used throughout his campaign. edith childs will join some other people who have landed in the national spotlight recently. that includes staff sergeant spencer stone, who is one of the men who prevented a terror attack on a paris-bound train , along with one of the first women to graduate from army's elite ranger school. myra ruiz, wyff news 4, greenwood. michael: hundreds came out to say goodbye to an upstate lawmaker who died last week. a funeral service for senator billy o'dell took place at the first presbyterian church in greenwood. he died in his sleep on thursday. he was 77 years old and served in the state senate since 1989. o'dell represenated district 4, which included abbeville, anderson, and greenwood counties. he is survived by his wife and two children. gabrielle: deputies say the
led to a murder charge for the baby's mother. anderson county deputies arrested 23-year-old joanie holcombe. the baby's body was found saturday morning, in a field near cherokee circle. officials say the body could have been there since mid-december. according to warrants, holcombe is accused of giving birth to a baby girl, and placing her in a plastic bag. holcombe's bond hearing has been delayed due to health reasons. michael: also in anderson county, the sheriff's office is investigating what deputies are calling a double homicide. deputies say they found two dead bodies near pierce and amy road in the lake secession area, and that was early saturday. deputies said the scene is not far from the abbeville county line. the coroner says both of the victims are male. so far, no word on the identity of the victims. gabrielle: there is still no winner of the huge powerball jackpot. there was no winner on saturday night, and that means the pot grows to an unprecedented $1.4 billion
record when mega millions paid a -- paid out $656 million back in 2012. the next drawing is wednesday night. michael: still ahead tonight, more presidential candidates hitting the trail. commitment 2016 coverage is coming right up. >> the one thing we know is, if you leave the roads like they are, it's going to be a negative effect on the economy. gabrielle: south carolina lawmakers begin a new session tomorrow. and the state's crumbling roads are still the number one issue. will this be the year something gets done? john: outside greenville, plenty of sunshine. some clouds streaming in from the west-southwest. chilly temperatures. 35 degrees, and it will only get windy and cold are in the near future. we will talk about it, next. gabrielle: now, here's a look at your winning midday numbers in the south carolina education lottery, pick three, 5, 5, 0. michael: pick four, 8, 6, 3, 2. we are back in just a bit.
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aixa: the iowa caucuses and the new hampshire primary could be close contests. campaigning in new hampshire, donald trump said his supporters are part of a movement. >> many people are saying, there's never been anything like this in this country. what's taking place with us, not me. aixa: recent polls show trump is the republican favorite
in the granite state. >> it's an independent state. they've voted for independent, maverick candidates before. aixa: but it's a different story in iowa. 21 days before the caucuses, polls show a neck and neck battle between trump and ted cruz. >> both parties in washington, quite frankly, both parties have let us down. aixa: marco rubio stumped in his home state of florida. analysts say the senator has done well in debates, but has yet to break out in the polls. >> a lot of people have been waiting to see some establishment front-runner emerge, someone who's going to be the clear anti-trump, anti-cruz establishment candidate. >> i'm asking you to make a decision to come caucus for me. aixa: in waterloo, iowa, hillary clinton courted caucus-goers, >> why do people think their votes don't count? aixa: while bernie sanders spoke
moines. clinton and sanders are also in a tight matchup in the first two states of the nomination process. >> iowa and new hampshire are probably a little closer than hillary clinton would like at this point. aixa: there are two gop debates, and a democratic one, scheduled before the iowa caucuses. in washington, i'm aixa diaz. wyff news 4. gabrielle: we want to show you a picture from western new york. take a look at this. a driver in buffalo, new york, needed more than an ice scraper to move their car this morning. this car was parked along lake erie overnight. the waves splashed up and over the rails, spraying the side of the car. the car became coated with several inches of ice as sub-freezing temperatures rolled in. however the other side of the , car, which hardly got splashed, had very little ice on it. there you go. >> now, your live super doppler 4 hd weather forecast.
snows on the great lakes, which i will talk about more in a second. clouds coming in from the west, clear to partly cloudy tonight. another cold night. clouds here, and some birds just flew by. this shot is love -- looking over lake hartwell. sunshine glistening off the lake. how beautiful is that? absolutely gorgeous. it looks nice from your family room, watching from television. it is chilly outside. current temperature, 45 in anderson. 45 in greenville and spartanburg, 46 in toccoa and greenwood. in north carolina, temperatures in the 30's. 31 in marshall, 29 in spruce pine, 29 in boone. at the freezing mark in waynesville. four-day eight in bryson city, 39 in franklin and brevard. 35 in sylva, 36 in asheville.
it will feel even colder tomorrow with strong winds out of the northwest over fit -- over 30 miles per hour, maybe 40-50 in the higher elevations. fairly quiet right now. northwest winds at nine miles per hour. when the cold front passes, it may produce scattered flurries and snow showers tomorrow afternoon and night west and north of asheville, close to the tennessee line. humidity low right now. 16% in franklin. cold in the deep south, 49 in columbia and charleston, 41 in raleigh, 43 in atlanta. chattanooga, 38. starting to feel like january weather across the country. the arctic air in minneapolis, during the game with seattle, wow was that cold. third coldest nfl playoff game on record.
minneapolis looking at snow, still bitterly cold through this area. lake effect snow is downwind from lake erie and lake ontario moving between watertown and syracuse, new york. good snow showers going on. 15 in cleveland, five degrees, a big warm up in minneapolis. negative two in international falls minnesota. in contrast, 70 degrees in miami. 38 in denver. tonight, clear to partly cloudy 20's. low 20's in the mountains. cloudiness from time to time. quite cold. tomorrow, the cold front passes by. the wind will pick up out of the west-southwest in the upstate at 12-20 miles per hour and gusty. high in the upper 40's. the mountains. temperatures may be dropping during the afternoon. the front passes by, winds out of the west-northwest gusting as high as 40-50 miles per hour.
asheville area. snow showers west and northwest of asheville closer to the tennessee line. that will continue through tomorrow evening. snow showers along the tennessee-north carolina line. partly cloudy and windy tomorrow. sunshine wednesday and thursday with a warming trend. still chilly, but back to seasonably chilly by thursday. rain comes in, liquid precipitation friday afternoon and friday night, ending saturday morning. dry sunday and monday, but cold. congratulations to our umbrella winner, scott berry from pickens. michael: entertainment tonight's nancy o'dell is a clemson grad, and she wasn't afraid to bring out the orange at last night's golden globes. gabrielle: she also spoke to us about her plans for tonight's game. allyson: a lot of fans would say you were best breast last night because he represented clemson. a big day for clemson. how are you celebrating?
carpet last night. i knew from the beginning of the season, ever since the notre dame game, i knew our tigers, everybody is pulling for the tigers in south carolina. i would like to think everyone is pulling for the tigers. i knew we were going to make the national championship. i planned in advance to wear orange. i added the tiger paul -- the tiger paw on the red carpet. we were talking about the tigers. i shoot "entertainment tonight" tonight, then i will head straight to the national championship game, because i can't miss it to anything. i will take my dad to it. we will actually do a little something from phoenix on the show on et on tuesday. he will see dabo swinney -- you will see dabo swinney on "et". gabrielle: coming up, we take a
gabrielle: in news 4 your health, strokes among young adults have increased more than 50% over the past two decades, but a new survey reveals a lack of knowledge about stroke symptoms and treatment. researchers at ucla asked more than 1,000 people under 45 about what they would do if they experienced weakness, numbness, or difficulty speaking. one out of three said they would immediately go to a hospital, but 73% said they would wait to see if their symptoms improved. because early treatment is so vital for stroke patients, experts say it's important that people of any age know the symptoms. almost half of american teens who have never used tobacco themselves, are exposed to secondhand smoke. a study from the centers for disease control found, despite bans on smoking in public places, 48% of youth are exposed in private settings. 16% said they were around
vehicles, and 27% were exposed at work. secondhand smoke exposure has been shown to increase the risk of cancer and other illnesses. new research reveals that children's friends could be sexually harassing them over the internet. about a quarter of 12 to 16-year-olds in the study said they were pressured by friends while online, to talk about sex when they didn't want to. researchers say parental filtering software did not eliminate the problem. some survivors of childhood eye cancers may be at risk for developing medical problems as an adult. researchers followed nearly 500 adult survivors of retinoblastoma, the most common type of eye cancer in young children. those who had tumors in both eyes were at a higher risk of chronic illness and second cancers. most patients who develop the cancer in both eyes have a genetic risk for developing new cancers. >> you can't wait for the next election cycle to govern. we've got to engage to solve the problems, and you've got to do the best you can.
another live report from arizona is coming up. gabrielle: south carolina lawmakers return for another session. guess which issue is number one? >> you are watching live, local, breaking news. with nigel robertson, gabrielle komorowski, and the weather with chief meteorologist john cessarich. this is wyff news 4 at 5:00 in high definition. michael: continuing live coverage tonight the national , championship is just a few hours from kickoff in phoenix, arizona. gabrielle: and that's where we find wyff news 4 sports' brad fralick, who has been there for a couple days now, bring us coverage from verizon a brad, today is the day. brad: it certainly is. the day we have been waiting for. clemson with the opportunity to play alabama for the national championship, trying to win the first one and 34 years. much of the talk this week has
finalist, deshaun watson and eric henry. henry is getting attention from an -- everybody. there is another running back in this game that may have something to do with the outcome. ricardo lecompte has more on the wane train. >>gallman again. a collision. ricardo: reckless. rough. >> touchdown, clemson. wayne gallman. ricardo: reckless. ways to describe wayne gallman on the gridiron. ways that make us all for -- makes the sophomore respected. >> i am glad he is my teammates and my brother. ricardo: wayne gallman for the starting job. he is now the clear number one backup. and number one in the record books, setting the single-season rushing mark. >> i am happy for him, because i