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spartanburg. low-to-mid toadies in the piedmont. dress warmly as you head outdoors on this monday taking day. king day. upper 20's in the mountains. geoff: there you have it. sunny but chilly. definitely feel it as you walk outside. myra: someone we know who is joins us live from hendersonville on this arctic invasion. now. map, like dale was saying. if you look of their, the wind is not going to much right now. that is making it that much colder. north carolina saw snow over the weekend. what you're seeing now is snow from mocksville along i-40 in davie county yesterday. the mountains also got a light dusting of snow. it didn't stay for very long. today is martin luther king junior day.
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today performing mlk service events. this is definitely a day you'll watch to bundle up, wear hats, gloves, scarves, dress warmly. today is the day i broke out the we would have to layer up today. aly myles, wyff news four live in hendersonville. myra: the stakes are rising between hillary clinton and senator bernie sanders in their increasingly contentious fight for the democratic presidential nomination. geoff: a newfound combativeness was on display in last night's debate in charleston. geoff: former maryland governor martin o'malley barely qualified for this debate but he did his best to stand out. the topics ranged from gun control, to police brutality, regulating wall street and healthcare reform. hillary clinton people may : remember that i took on the in the 90's. we've accomplished so much republicans repeal it and i
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again with a contentious debate. i want us to defend and build on the affordable care act and improve it. bernie sanders we're not going : to tear up the affordable care act. i helped write it. but we are going to move on top of that to a medicare-for all system. martin o'malley i would have to : agree with both of them. they're both inconsistent. geoff: this was the 4th democratic presidential debate. it's also the last time the democrats will square off before the iowa caucuses. patrick hussion has more from charleston at 5:30. myra: right now crews are undergoing a massive search for 12 missing marines. a 22-year-old from the upstate was with one of the crews that disappeared. this is staff sergeant jeffry sempler during his senior year at woodruff high school. he graduated four years ago and quiet personality while in school. the principal said in part , "he possessed a quick and witty sense of humor. he was a young man who thought of others before thinking about himself.
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the accident, but remember him warmly and with great pride." officials say sempler and 11 other marines were traveling in two helicopters during a nighttime training mission thursday. they range in age from 21 to 41. somehow the helicopters crashed off the shore of the hawaiian island of oahu. right now crews are battling bad weather and pounding waves as they search for the marines. however the coast guard says there've been no plans to call off or suspend the search. geoff: to anderson county now. officials there are working to figure out how human remains ended up spread out in a wooded area. the deputy coroner tells us the remains were found near the intersection of river and mcneilly roads around 5:00 last night. he says the remains may've have been there for as long as a year. investigators say because of their condition, there is no way to determine the age, gender or race of the remains. myra: also in anderson county. we now know the name of the victim of a deadly wreck
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authorities say 42-year-old stephen l. christenbury was pronounced dead at the scene. troopers say the crash happened at the intersection of smith mcgee road and good hope church road. authorities say it was the third fatal crash in southern anderson county in just 24 hours. geoff: the carolina panthers are headed to the nfc championship after a big victory in charlotte against a familiar foe the seattle seahawks. a raucus crowd at bank of cheer about early on. you see jonathan stewart with a 59-yard run on the first play of the game. that set the scene. a tremendous first half for the panthers. their defense stepping up as well. luke kuechly with the pick on seattle's first possession. helping carolina build a 31-0 halftime lead. the seahawks rally in the second half. getting within a touchdown. but the panthers recover the seattle onside kick in the final
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31 to 24. carolina advances to the nfc championship game for the first time in more than a decade. wyff news 4 sports director brad fralick has more from charlotte. coming up. after the weekend. here's the schedule for next sunday's conference championship games. new england is at denver. then arizona at carolina. and it's a home coming of sorts for the cardinals with a fifth of their roster having ties to the carolinas. a number of former clemson the winns 50. day. lots of events taking place. service days. clemson's starts at 8:00 a.m. with a blood drive at 10:00 a.m. furman and greenville tech sta community service at 9:00 a.m. myra: the sterling center in and program at 8:30. the program will be a tribute to the way the south carolina responded after the charleston
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geoff: the daughter of charleston church shooting victim ethel lance will speak at 11:00 a.m. at limestone college for an event there followed by a luncheon. myra: greer city hall will hold a luncheon at 11:30. and m judson bookstore and cafe in downtown greenville will hold a musical tribute at 7:00 p.m. it will highlight the music that became symbolic of the civil rights movement. geoff: seven minutes after 5:00. a good day to be out of school. dale: it is going to be a cold day today. it will be clear. no problems there. you want to dress warmly. as the wind blows comment will chill us down. 32 degrees in laurens. we continue to see our upstate and piedmont temperatures drop a little bit this morning before we start to see them go the other is not going to get very warm. maybe 40, 41 for an afternoon high. a few flurries along the north carolina-tennessee border.
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northern swain county. not expecting any accumulation to all of the counties and light through -- light blue are under a wind chill advisory until noon. higher elevations above 3500 feet with a 20 mile per hour plus wind will make temperatures feel like below zero. it will be a cold, windy beginning to the day in the mountains. we will see temperatures held back for the first couple of the days30 in greenville, 24 in asheville. let's check on a few other communities in western north caroliwaynesville at 18, mars hill at that is cold enough. in the 14-20 plus mile-per-hour wind, even 5-10 plus mile-per-hour wind in the upstate drop the feel ofto 19 in spartanburg, feels like 10 in hendersonville, feels like minus one in boone. anybody snow skiing in north
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dressed warmly. it will be bette47 for a not night of 41 for the upstate. -- 27 for a mountain high. it will be colder tomorrow. the wind will be as high tomorrow. 13 in the mountains, 20 in the upstate as you head off to work and school tomorrow. highs just in the upper 20's to upper 30's. gets better as the week goes on. chance of precipitation on thursday. thursday morning could be a rain-snow mix. it won't stick and will change to rain as the day goes on. myra: take a look at this. this family had no use for a moving truck. a movement happening in atlanta. and it's happening by way of bike. geoff: plus looking to get to your destination on time? the top 5 airlines for on-time
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geoff: 12 minutes after 5:00 as we cover the nation for you. rick scott toured tornado damage after storms ripped through the southwest part of the state early sunday. two people were killed and dozens of homes were destroyed as an ef2 tornado swept through manatee county. the national weather service says winds reached up to 127 miles-per-hour. in sarasota county, another ef2 storm blasted through the area. county officials say about 45 properties suffered more than 3 million dollars in damage. florida power and light says more than 200,000 people lost power.
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dead and another injured after an exchange of gunfire following a car crash south of salt lake city. police officer doug barney died from a single gunshot wound to the head yesterday. investigators say officers barney and john richie responded to a traffic accident when they saw a man and woman walking away from the scene. they say as officer barney approached the two people, the man fired a single round, killing barney. minutes later, officers found the man cory henderson and exchanged gunfire killing him. officer richie was struck three times. he is listed in stable condition. police say the woman is still at-large. geoff: five americans have been released from prison in iran after the u.s. and iran negotiated a prisoner swap. three flew to switzerland, then went to germany last night. they went first to a u.s. military hospital. the 5 included a reporter, a minister, and a former marine. in texas, a group of iranians walked free one day after the
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myra: a college basketball player takes out a little frustration on the court. after not getting a call in a game. we will show you how he took matters into his own hands. dale: cold and windy on this monday morning.
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dale: 5:17 is the time as we look from paris mountain back to the city of greenville. clear skies this morning. temperatures that have been dropping here they have dropped several degrees over the last couple hours. 30 now. we expect them to drop down into the 20's over a good bit of the upstate. teens is how it feels this morning with the wind blowing. right now, we are not seeing any precipitation. there were a couple of flurries along the tennessee-north carolina borthe counties highlighted in blue as you can see from graham
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all continuing up the spine of the tennessee-north carolina mountain range. it is because we have a windchill advisory out. elevations above 3500 feet. the wind is really blowing strongly. with very cold temperatures this morning, it is dangerous to be outdoors without hats and gloves.those maybe off at the ski resorts. hopefully, they are just warmly. 24 in asheville, 17 in boone. 28 in spartanburg. let's check on a few other communities in anderson county, pickens, oconee. pickens where it is 27. 29 in salem, low 30's in clemson. by the end of the day, we won't see a climb much. maybe 40, 41. in the mountains, when you factor in the 15-20 mile-per-hour plus wind, here is how it feels. minus one in boone, 10 in hendersonville where aly myles is reporting just to verify that it is cold and windy. it is. it will be rough for those
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average this time of year for gsp is 52. today, 41 maybe the best we get up to. a record of 71 was set back in 1928. asheville's average is 47 for this time of year. today, 27 for the afternoon. 50-20 degrees colder than what we normally expect. tomorrow morning, actually, getting colder as a blast of cold canadian air is driven down by the northwest wind. atlanta at 31 this morning. looking ahead to this coming weekend, if you are heading down to the beach, temperatures will be better than they will be in the upstate. we will see 40, 41 for the afternoon high today. asheville will see temperatures reach into the upper 20's at best later this afternoon. as we look ahead with the four-day plus forecast tomorrow, high is just 29-38. tomorrow morning, kids going back to school, it will be 20 in the upstate, teens in the mountains. gradually getting better as the
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we get some precipitation on thursday and friday. lady join the country in service this martin luther king junior day. geoff: last year president barack obama visited a boys and girls club along with the first lady and his daughter malia. attorney general loretta lynch will speak at the national action network's annual king day breakfast. jennifer pinckney will receive an award at the breakfast on behalf of her late husband pastor clementa pinckney. he was one of nine people killed in a shooting at the emanuel ame church in charleston. myra: also happening today. the san diego chargers and soon-to-be los angeles rams will kick off formal negotiations regarding the possibility of a joint stadium venture. that's according to nbc sports, citing the orange county register. the nfl just last week approved the rams' move from st. louis back to los angeles and allowing the chargers to join them. geoff: a driver is lucky to have minor injuries, after an unusually close encounter with a deer. a woman was driving in
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through her front windshield, and landed in the back seat. first responders think the deer may have jumped off an embankment. it died on impact. myra: more heartbreak for celine dion. her brother, daniel dion died after a battle with cancer. he was 59-years-old. daniel dion was one of celine's 13 siblings. he leaves behind two adult daughters, two grandchildren and an extended family of nieces and nephews. the news comes as celine dion prepares for the funeral of her husband, rene angelil. he died on thursday at age 73 after a long battle with throat cancer. geoff: tracy morgan is coming back to t.v.. the actor and comedian is set to star in a pilot for a potential f.x. comedy. according to entertainment weekly, morgan will play a career criminal released from prison after 15 years hoping to blend into society. morgan has slowly re-surfaced in the public eye since a 2014 crash that him seriously injured and killed a close friend. he appeared at the emmys last year and hosted saturday night
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myra: in today's consumer news. chipotle is closing all of its restaurants for several hours next month to talk food safety. more than 1900 chipotle restaurants will close on february 8 for a national meeting as the chain continues to deal with food safety issues. according to a chipotle spokesperson, they will discuss food safety changes that are being implemented in light of e-coli and salmonella outbreaks last year. more than 50 people were sickened in the outbreaks. sales have plummeted forgeoff: the u.s. department of transportation released its latest list of on-time performance by u.s. airlines. the on-time average for all airlines combined improved compared to november last year. but dropped slightly from the previous month of october. the airline ranked number one? hawaiian airlines, with 93.9% of flights on time. rounding out the top 5 were. delta, alaska airlines united and american airlines last on the list with the worst performance at number 13 was
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on-time average. the panthers are advancing to the nfc championship after yesterday's victory at home. wyff news 4 sports brad fralick has more from charlotte. brad: what a game by the carolina panthers. you want to talk about a tale of two hats? 31 and -- unanswered points in the first half. 24 unanswered by the seattle seahawks in the second half after that is what great quarterbacks do. russell wilson got his team back in the football game. the carolina panthers were able to hold on. >> everything you strive for, work for. it is part of our vision. we haven't accomplished what we want yet. we played good football teams along the way. seattle being one of them. in all honesty, we had an opportunity and we one. now comes the next one. arizona, the two seed for the
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they have a dynamic quarterback, a good coach, playmakers like we saw last night. an aggressive defense. we have to be on our game. brett: the panthers advance to the nfc championship game for the since 2005. next sunday will be the first time north carolina has ever hosted and nfc championship game. they will have the arizona cardinals a 6:40 eastern kickoff. myra: turning to our wyff 4 timeline, today is january 18. on this date in 1991. financially-strapped eastern airlines shut down after 62 years in the business. eastern was one of the big 4 airlines that dominated passenger airline service in the united states for nearly 50 years. geoff: eastern was the use the boeing 727 jet that revolutionized air travel. but suffered through a long pilot's strike in 1989. it was officially liquidated on this date in history, january 18, 1991.
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woodruff road skycam this morning. you are seeing cars already out many are off work and out of school today for the mlk holiday.
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announcer: now, your live super doppler 4 hd weather forecast. dale: good morning. got the day off? as we take a look at notes, a few cars moving this morning. is main street. -- this is main street. you can see liberty bridge. beautiful clear morning across the area. a few flurries across the tennessee-north carolina border. counties highlighted in blue are under a wind chill advisory. higher elevations especially with very cold
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blowing throughout the day. it will show you down quickly. dressed warmly that's it -- it will chill you down quickly. dressed warmly. it will feel colder with the templates mile-per-hour winds in e upstate and 13 to 20 mountains. anderson feels like 10. today's highs may reach 40's for the upstate and the mountains will get into the 30's for the afternoon. or really the upper 20's maybe the best asheville responds back to. that is what is going on. cold, windy conditions across the south. geoff: it is the windchill. dale: it gives you those oh, wait a minute. myra: we can be the three stooges here. dale: what do you mean we could
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myra: taking a look at this morning's buzz, the u local rewind. let's take a look at the photos you sent to us throughout the we are buzzing about these photos. from terry m gentry. snow on the ground in north carolina yesterday morning. gateway mountain near old fort. myra: this one is from carol turc k14. snow at cliffs of glassy yesterday. geoff: a snowboarder enjoying the snow at maggie valley. myra: from kimberly westbury. pot of gold in her backyard. geoff: beautiful cloud formation over fountain inn, south carolina. myra: from nmorenz. not cat in the hat, but cat in the box. geoff: you don't want to go outside anytime soon on a day like thiour news continues right now. announcer: you're watching live, local, breaking news with geoff, and
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