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we will talk about the rest of the week and what you can expect in just a few minutes. patrick: president barack obama has just one year left in office, but he says there is still a lot to do before he leaves. allyson: for the final time, president obama stood before a joint session of congress last night to deliver his state of the union speech. the president centered the speech around four points -- the economy, climate change, national security, and politics. president obama touched on domestic issues, like making college affordable and strengthening social security and medicare. he called on congress to take action on the fight against terror. and touted the state of the economy. >> anyone claiming that america's economy is in decline is peddling fiction. allyson: the president urged americans to engage in rational constructive debates to strengthen our nation. >> democracy grinds to a halt without a willingness to compromise, or when even basic facts are contested and we listen only to those who agree
allyson: president obama ended the speech with an optimistic tone, asking people to vote, speak out, and stand up for the weak and vulnerable. patrick: for the first time, a south carolinians gave the republican response. governor nikki haley delivered the republican response to the state of the union. the governor criticized president obama's record on the economy. >> tonight, president obama spoke eloquently about grand things. he is at his best when he does that. unfortunately, the president's record has often fallen far short of his soaring words. as he enters his final year in office, many americans are still feeling the squeeze of an economy too weak to raise income levels. patrick: the governor went on to imagine a white house in republican hands, vowing that major changes would be made. >> and as we usher in this new era, republicans will stand up for our beliefs. if we held the white house,
families and we'd put the brakes on runaway spendg and debt. we would encourage american innovation and success instead of demonizing them, so our economy would truly soar and good jobs would be available across our country. patrick: governor haley will appear live on the "today" show this morning. you can catch it right here starting at 7:00 a.m. allyson: south carolina's u.s. senators are weighing in the president's final state of the union. senators lindsey graham and tim scott has this to say. >> a majority of american's believe that our country is headed in the wrong direction. unfortunately, i believe they're right. and i heard nothing tonight to suggest that we're going to change course. at home, our economy is stagnate . abroad, our nation is very much at risk. i heard nothing from the president tonight to suggest that we're actually going to destroy isil and no change in economic policy. i fear 2016 will be a very dangerous year abroad and a challenging year here at home.
> think, unfortunately, the presidnt keeps talking about going at it alone as oppose to working in a bipartisan fashion to move the country forward. that does not gender confidence in the american people and doesn't create the type of environment that allows us to accomplish great things for the most amazing people in the world. so it would be nice for the president to not come here and be condescending towards congress, but actuallylyook for a partner and making this country a better place and make the world a safer place allyson: stay with wyff news 4 on air and online for the latest on the state of the union. political analyst chip felkel will be live with us on wyff news 4 today beginning at 6:00 a.m. with reaction to president obama's state of the union address. patrick: a greenwood woman whose chant inspired president obama's campaign was given a special invitation to attend the state of the union address. edith childs said she first met the president when he was a senator on the campaign trail in 2007. she said a few months later, she
she didn't recognize. she almost didn't answer. on the other end, was barack obama. >> i wanted to know if i could use that slogan for my campaign, and i said, "senator, if you what those five words and if those 5 little words will help you, you can use those 5 words" and after that it was just on. patrick: childs said she had planned to just watch last night's address at home, and was overjoyed when she received the call from the white house inviting her to sit with the first lady. she got to attend the president's inauguration and receives a christmas card from the first family each year. allyson: the stage is set for another debate among the republicans for president. patrick: it'll happen tomorrow in north charleston. seven candidates are due on the main stage. donald trump, dr. ben carson, senators ted cruz and marco rubio, and governors chris christie, john kasich, and jeb bush. the other candidates will appear
the debate will happen at the north charleston coliseum and performing arts center tomorrow night, and you can watch it right here on wyff 4. following the republican debate, democrats will face off on sunday. that debate will also be in charleston. lester holt will moderate and you can watch here on wyff news 4 beginning at 9:00 p.m. on sunday. we'll have live coverage and reaction following the debate. allyson: in local headlines now, new details in the investigation into the death of a toddler in greenville county. the sheriff's office has charged michael latimer junior with homicide by child abuse he's the child's mother's boyfriend. the coroner has ruled the death of 26-month-old destiny jackson a homicide. he says the little girl was brought to the e.r. back on january 4 and she died monday. the corner says the cause of death was non-accidental head injury. patrick: greenvills police chief is responding to a threat made by a local community activist group to block woodruff
that group, fighting injustice together says excessive force , was used when police arrested 21-year-old jaquan williams last month. here's the dashcam video. he was arrested on a charge of possession of marijuana. the group says if they do not see positive action in the coming days, they will purposely disrupt woodruff road at an unspecified time. here is chief ken miller's response. >> it would be unlawful behavior to do that. and it would require -- promote, really direct conflict with , authorities, with police, and with the public. patrick: jaquan williams says he was slammed to the ground while in handcuffs and the excessive force caused him to lose a tooth. chief mimier says he was forced to the car, not slammed. allyson: the south carolina department of transportation is beginning its second largest project in state history this month. patrick: it's called the gateway project and will be at the
have that. the first phase of the gateway project is set to begin in late january. it is set to cost $231 million, the second largest for dot in the state ever. allyson: video here showing the plans fofothe interchange. it's scheduled to finish in the summer of 2019, and crews say the new design should cut down on traffic back-ups, >> the biggest benefit is we're going to have collector distributor routes that will parallel mainline 85 and also interstate 385. it'll separate the traffic that's merging and entering the interstate from that traffic that's going straight through. allyson: the dot says on average, nearly 200,000 vehicles pass through the interchange every day. to stay up-to-date on lane closures and construction details, the dot encourages
the project's name comes from the dot's belief that the i-85/385 interchange is more than just a crossroads, but the gateway of the upstate. patrick: duke energy will test sirens today for its nuclear station. you can expect to hear them around 11:50 this morning. the 65 sirens within 10 miles of the nuclear station will be tested for three minutes to make sure each siren works properly. the test takes place quarterly. allyson: dale, we are looking at a dry day that rain on the way? dale: today, tomorrow, dry. today is the chilly us of the mornings. temperatures in the teens, 20's, and low 30's across the area early. traffic starting to pick up as you can see from our woodruff road skycam. take a look at live super doppler. a bit of a precipitation yesterday in the mountains. that is icy, so mitchell county is on a two hour delay because
morning temperatures from 19 in andrews, 17 in boone, loan -- low 20's in asheville. let's check on a few other communities in the piedmont. greenwood, 36. gray court, 32. upper 30's and abbeville. i did of the day, to vitor's will get into the mid to upper 40's -- by the end of the day, temperatures will be in the mid to upper 40's. it will feel colder with the breeze. wind chill in boone, 3. henderson, just like 13. lawrence feels like 26 with the breeze blowing. tomorrow will be sunny and temperatures get a little better. highs of 50's in the mountains, 55 of the upstate cities. greenville, spartanburg, anderson, 60% chance of rain
upstate look good. lingering shower in the mountains saturday morning. nice for sunday. the first of next week will be dry, but cooler. allyson: a look at our woodruff road skycam. traffic moving smoothly on the interstates. watch out for icy patches this morning, especially in mitchell county. two hour dtraffic is coming up. you're unpacking already? yeah, help me find some mugs. sure. (beep) hey... o.k. they'll do. wake up to the mountain grown aroma of folgers. the best part of wakin' up so, where do you want to start? i think this is a pretty good place.
at death valley. thousands of fans greeted them from their trip back from phoenix, and the national champ jeff game. the team very appreciative of the fans welcoming them back. it almost took the sting out of the loss to crimson. >> oh, that means a lot. it brightens me back up. we were down from the game. we knew we had a tough loss, but seeing these people care so much about us, it just means a lot to us and have this support. >> when you come home and you have a reception like this, just show we have the best fans in the country, best university in the country, best team in the country. it just warms you heart to come home to a reception like this. ricardo: fantastic seen out there tuesday night as the team signed autograph for the fans. we transition from college football to college basketball. the clemson tigers return back to the court at the will tonight to host duke at 7:00. the tigers off to a 3 and 1 start in conference play. meanwhile undefeated and 19th , ranked south carolina travels to tuscaloosa to battle alabama
>> now your weather forecast. dale: as we look from paris mountain back toward greenville, it is chilly, 33, light breeze out of the west/northwest of 5. a little breezy in the mountains colder. yesterday, little precipitation in western north carolina, just a trace, but enough to make slippery spots on mountain roads on a two-hour delay. 19 in andrews, 17 in boone, 26 in franklin, look to upper 20's in the mountains. spartanburg and union county,
right at 31 in gaffney and union, upper 20's in try own. everyone needs a warm jacket for the morning, especially when the breeze blows. nine to 10 of 14 mile-per-hour wind in the mountains making it feel like it is in the teens or single digits if you're high in the north carolina mountains. average this time of the are for greenville, spartanburg, 52 for the high. not today. more like mid 40's. the record is 79 set back in 1911. asheville regional airport averages 47. we will be about 38 for an afternoon high today after chilly beginning. today tomorrow, we stay dry and then lows will develop in the gulf and this will channel moisture into the area on friday. a good 50%, 60% chance of rain. temperatures tomorrow will be a little better than today and we will get some rain on friday. it are cold around the great lakes where it is 1 in chicago, denver not as cold, 27, obama city in the upper 20's.
little below will today, closer to what we normally expect by tomorrow. it to upper 40's for the upstate, for the mountains, upper 30's to 40 for a high today. tomorrow morning, chilly again but afternoon temperatures three down to 50 to 55 and then the clouds build in and that is what we will have a good chance of rain on friday. y look dry for the upstate. monday and tuesday will be a little cooler than normal with mid 40's for the highs come a mountains, maybe an isolated showers saturday morning within clearing for sunday but cool for the beginning of next week. patrick: thank you. justin of the newsroom, reports that all 10 u.s. sailors held by iran have been freed. u.s. navy boats drifted into iranian waters yesterday. iran says it was because of mechanical problems, but the navigation system -- problems with the navigation system. mary moloney reports. clocks the nine men and one woman traveled on two small navy vessels. u.s. officials say the crews were on their way from kuwait to bahrain.
in iranian waters near farsi island, which according to iranian media reports, is where the iranian revolutionary guard corps patrols. the corps is considered to be more aggressive than the iranian navy. initially, an iranian news agency reported the sailors were captured and arrested. state media reports iran "rescued" the sailors. i mary moloney. patrick: all 10 sellers have been released. so far, no confirmation of u.s. side, but we will keepepou updated. also overseas this morning, a suicide bombing attack in turkey. the attack was in istanbul yesterday. turkey says one person has been detained in connection to the bombin left 10 people dead. among them, nine german tourists, making the security situation worse in crisis-ridden turkey. the area where the bomb was detonated is a tourist hub that sits next to the city's famous blue mosque. it draws tens of thousands of tourists from around the world every day.
escaped from a prison in brazil. 46. this is the largest single prison break in the history of that area. the inmates escaped through a tunnel dug into the ground. officials said the tunnel measured 131 feet long. according to the military police, several inmates had been seen escaping by taxi or on foot. some left their uniforms thrown along the road hoping it would , prevent their being identified. seven of the escaped inmates were recaptured. the whereabouts of the others is not confirmed. housing allyson: yesterday marked six years since a devastating earthquake hit haiti. haitians gathered at prayer services to remember those who died. the 7.0 magnitude quake hit the haitian capital in 2010, leaving much of port-au-prince and surrounding areas in ruins. haiti's president placed a bouquet of white flowers at a mass burial site that's been turned into an official memorial for those killed. the government has said more than 300,000 people were killed, but the exact toll is unknown. the ceo of embattled volkswagen
officials in washington today to discuss a fix for vw's emissions scandal. on tuesday, the epa and california regulators rejected a recall proposal submitted by vw last month. officials said the proposal contained gaps and lacked sufficient detail and went further, issuing 13 violations. the scandal using software to cheat emission tests involves over a half million vehicles in the u.s., from model years 2009 to 2015. patrick: the flu is starting to make its way around the country. the cdc reports to states are reporting widespread flu activity, maryland and north carolina. cases of also increased somewhat in connecticut, iowa, massachusetts, new hampshire, pennsylvania, and virginia. experts say there is still time to get a flu shot if you have not already. flu season typically peaks around february. people across the country will
their side tonight. allyson: the jackpot for tonight's powerball drawing is now $1.5 billion. that's right. billion dollars. the cash value for that massive jackpot is now $930 million. tonight's jackpot is a world record jackpot. pope francis' first book titled, "the name of god is mercy" was released yesterday. critics say it's a compelling read. in the 150-page book, pope francis calls for the church to show more compassion. he specifically refers to homosexuals and catholics who divorced and remarried outside of the church. patrick: with the super bowl less than a month away, levi stadium in california is undergoing a makeover. grounds crews spent yesterday laying down the new field for super bowl 50. the game will be played next month at the home of the san francisco 49ers in santa clara. 75,000 square feet of fresh grass was laid on the field and temporary structures are being put in place to accommodate the larger crowd. allyson: picture this, a man on
police. he didn't like his mug shot. 45-year-old donald chip pugh is a wanted man in ohio after failing to appear in court for a drunk driving case. pew didn't like these pictures police posted, so he chose to snap his own with the message, "here is a better photo that one is terrible." you are taking a look at a house that has been hard to sell for the owners so they are drop the price by 50,000. what happened and what a movie character was in it, coming up. the reviews are in on nikole killion -- nikole: what people are saying this morning on the
field backdoor spartanburg, it is clear and cold and has dropped to freezing. some temperatures will be dropping down into the 20's across the area this morning. clear skies today, a little bit of precipitation and north carolina yesterday, so mitchell county is on a two-hour delay. the only one we have heard from so far. for the upstate, cool, just reaching mid to upper 40's for highs today, the mountains will climb into the upper 30's. dress warmly as the kids get off to work or get off to school and of course, if you head off to work this morning, you won't be the amber alert, but a warm coat will feel good with a chilly temperatures. it gets a little bit better tomorrow, stl sunny on thursday. be a rough story to start your day. could you live in a house that once housed a cannibal? patrick: i couldn't. the home depicted in the film the silence of the lambs as the residence of psychotic killer buffalo bill is up for sale. the current owners are having
victorian home south of pittsburgh. dropping the price 50 grand has helped raise interest a bit. not the fact it was a hollywood blockbuster. it's now $250,0 the foyer and dining room shown in the movie. filmed on a soundstage. no word if they're serving a nice chianti at open houses. housing allyson: i'm sorry, i don't think i could do it. i don't about you. patrick: i think there are other homes. allyson: that would interest you more. ok. let's now take a look at this morning's headlines. >> that's why i stand here confident as i have ever been that the state of our union is strong. allyson: the reviews are in after the president's final state of the union address. what people are saying and what political analysts are saying , that's next.