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street. 22-year-old sergeant jeffry sempler of woodruff is among those 12 who disappeared after two helicopters collided. today, coast guard says it has no intention of calling off the round-the-clock search for the marines. sempler graduated four years ago from woodruff high school, and the principal says, as a senior, he had a 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. the accident, but we remember pride." officials say sempler and 11 other marines were traveling in two helicopters during a nighttime training mission thursday. 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. also new at noon, an anthropologist with an upstate
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the investigation of human remains found over the weekend. take a look at sky4 video from earlier. officials say the remains were found last night in a wooded area near the intersection of river and mcneely roads. the remains may have been there for as long as a yeaea investigators say there is no way at this time to determine the age, gender, or race of the remains because of their condition. officials also say they will send dna samples to the state law enforcement division to help identify the remains. turning to other news here at noon a 48-year-old woman from , chamblee, georgia, was killed in an early morning crash on interstate 85 . the woman and a man were driving near mile marker three when he lost control of the car, went off the right side of the road, hit the guardrail, and went t ck across the road through the cable barrier, hitting another vehicle. the man and the driver of the other vehicle were taken to a nearby hospital. their conditions are unknown at this time.
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updates both on air and online. turning now to commitment 2016 coverage this afternoon. the first democratic debate of 2016 is in the books as hopefuls took the stage in charleston. nbc's andrea mitchell has more. andrea: the fireworks exploded right from the start. first, over guns. sec. clinton: i have made it clear based on senator sanders' own record that he has voted with the nra, with the gun lobby numerous times. sen. sanders: secretary clinton knows that what she says is very disingenuous. i have a d-minus voting record from the nra. andrea: and that health care. clinton accusing sanders of trying to kill obamacare by proposing a new medicare-for-all program. sec. clinton: there are things we can do to improve it. but to tear it up and start over again, pushing our country back into that kind of a contentious direction. sen. sanders: that is nonsense. what a medicare for all program
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country health care for every man, woman, and child as a right. andrea: firing back, sanders street. sen. sanders: i don't take money from big banks. i don't get personal s saking fees from goldman sachs. sec. clinton: i can take that, but he's criticized president obama for taking donations from wall street, and president obama has led our country out of the great recession. sen. sanders: you've received over $600,000 in speaking fees from goldman sachs in one year. sec. clinton: you're the only one on this stage that voted deregulate the financial market in 2000. husband would play if she won the white house -- sec. clinton: it will start at the kitchen table and we will see there.
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emissary to go around the country to find the best ideas we've got. andrea: asked whether he regrets having called bill clinton's past transgressions disgraceful and unacceptable, sanders called it old news. sen. sanders: i mean this seriously. you know that. we've been through this. yes, his behavior was deplorable. have i ever once said a word about that issue? no, i have not. andrea: but sanders showed no reluctance to trumpet his surge in iowa and new hampshire polls, . sen. sanders: when this campaign me. we were all of 3%age points. -- we were all of three percentage points. guess what? in iowa, new hampshire, the race is very very close. geoff: after last night's big debate in charleston the three , democratic candidates are in for king day at the dome, which is held every year at the state
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king day celebrations. you can watch bernie sanders and we are live streaming it right now on wyff4.com. to the gop side now donald trump , and ted cruz are locked in a ahead of the iowa caucus. with time running out there, both candidates are inineasing their attacks on each other. trump is now questioning a loan that ted cruz took out from goldman sachs during his 2012 senate run that he failed to disclose in federal campaign finance documents. cruz shot back, saying that trump doesn't react well when he's going down in the polls. ted cruz also criticize trump'as negative rhetoric on twitter towards other candidates. in myrtle beach now, the fifth annual south carolina tea party coalition convention is coming to a close. this year's theme, whom do we trust to lead this nation? dr. ben carson addressed the convention today. six republican presidential
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weekend. covering the carolinas now, in anderson county, the coroner has released the name of the victim in a deadly crash. authorities say 42-year-old stephen l. christenbury crashed road and good hope church road. they say he was prounced dead at the scene. troopers say it was the third deadly crash in southern an investigation continues in north carolina this morning following a deadly weekend skydiving accident. it happened saturday at the triangle north executive airport in franklin county. officials say james stremmel died after making a hard landing while skydiving. the owner of the jump center says stremmel was licensed, had performed more than 1,800 skydiving jumps in the past, and jumped nearly every weekend. the federal aviation administration in investigating the incident.
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away from a trip to super bowl 50. the offense and defense played great in the first yesterday. pant the second half was a very differentt story. it was all seattle. seahawks scored 24 in the second half. it was not enough. panthers went on to win 31-24. that was ballgame there. the panthers will play arizona sunday in the championship game. if you were at the game yesterday, you may have seen this charlotte couple. kevin and jennifer tied the knot saturday at a venue right next to the bank of america stadium. the pair said what better way to kick off their honeymoon than to watch the panthers play? so they went to the game dresses d in their wedding attire. after the game, the newlyweds headed to charleston for a mini-honeymoon. congratulations to them. also, panthers' quarterback cam newton is in headlines today, but it wasn't the playoff game that has everyone talking.
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win. a seahawks fan reaches down and gives him a seattle 12th man flag. newton looks at it, recognizes it is a seahawks flag, throws it down, and continues celebrating with panthers fans. earlier this season, newton made headlines when he ripped down packers sign during pregame warm-ups. so after the weekend, here's the schedule for next sunday's conference championship games. new england at denver. arizona at carolina. it's a homecoming of sorts for the cardinals with a fifth of their roster having ties to the carolinas. the winners of these two games of course will meet february 7 in super bowl 50. at the committee center, more than 100 members of the community camemeo the breakfast and listen to a speech. he was the sister of one of the
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she met martin luther king in college. to remember the emmanuel ame church victims and talk about love and nonviolence. >> he's spent time telling us and explain to us what nonviolence was all about. based on what he taught us, i knew it had to be true because that is what emmanuel taught. geoff: this was the 22nd year for the breakfast program. the daughter of charleston church shooting victim ethel lance is speaking at limestone college in observance of martin luther king day. losing her mother and how it changed her life forever. remarks titled his dream, my reality. we will have more on this story beginning at 5:00 tonight right
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tonight, 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. a reminder that today is the last day for ice on main. the rink opened up just a short time ago and closes for the final time this season at 9:00 tonight. the rink is in front of the courtyard marriott in downtown greenville. coming up here at noon residents , in florida will be sorting through debris after a tornado ripped through. the damage left behind. also, a man in florida called 911 for help, but the operator was on a call of her own. find out what she was doing when she missed the call. dale: a cold windy beginning to our week. we will talk about when our next
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announcer: you're watching live, local, breaking news with geoff meteorologist dalen geoff: it's unclear when three of the four americans freed by iran in a prisoner swap will return to the united states. they arrived in germany sunday. you are taking a look at a photo of jason rezaian at the airport.
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reporter arrested and convicted of espionage more than a year ago. two other people are with him resting and undergoing medical evaluations. a fourth freed american decided to stay in iran. at utah police officer is dead and another is injured after an exchange of gunfire. authorities say the officers responded to a traffic accident yesterday and saw a man and woman walking away from the scene. minutes later, the officers found the man, and the gunfire erupted. the suspect was shot and killed. one of the officers was shot in the head and died. the other officer was shot three times. he is still in the hospital. teams are back out searching today for a missing ski instructor whom sugar bowl, california, on thursday. despite high winds and wet conditions, dozens of search and rescue teams are a may, who wenenskiing on his day off and vanished, but there are several challenges for rescue
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avalanche danger, and may's cell phone ping stopped sending signals three days ago. placer county sheriff's deputies tells us if he isn't found in the next few days, this could change from a rescue to a recovery effort. in florida, people are recovering from deadly tornadoes. the state's governor surveyed the damage after at least two ef-2 twisters ripped through the state. at least two people were killed south of tampa. in one county, an ef-2 tornado damaged 45 properties, causing more than $3 million in damage. 911 calls going unanswered for minutes on end. broward county in florida has revealed the shocking reason. a dispatcher was ordering pizza. >> what can i get for you? >> one slice of cheese pizza. >> $9.49.
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i have three card orders. geoff: investigators say back in september, francis francois let the emergency lines ring for eight minutes while she ordered lunch for her coworkers. one of those callers was an optical shop that had a patient faint during an exam. >> i thought there would be more than one person answering the phone. i can't believe there is just the one lady. geoff: the patient was ok in the end. that dispatcher was given a letter of reprimand for failing to hang up when the 911 lines rang. drivers in michigan are saying this crazy situation came out of nowhere. this was the scary scene over the weekend. snow, fog, and high speeds causing a big issue on i-94. there was a chain reaction of crashes. it was all thanks to whiteout conditions. one pileup involved 44 cars vehicles while another involved six semis and 38 other cars. troopers say the crash could have been avoided if drivers
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distance between each other. caught on camera, a car smashes into a gas station in australia and nearly hits a woman inside. you can see the car fly through a window and into the convenience store. the crash caused a gas leak. the two people inside the car were taken to the hospital. no word yet on why that driver crashed through the window. announcer: now, your live super doppler 4 hd weather forecast.dale: good afternoon. what a cold beginning to the week we had. there was a combination of not only cold air but stronger winds. a northeast breeze at nine right now. greenville as we look from paris mountain back to the city just now getting up to 36. sunny but chilly down near the river. the asheville skycam, look at the temperature at noon time. just up to 21 with a breeze out
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and drop down into the teens across the mountains and felt much colder and still does. we continue with this windchill very cold temperatures in the higher elevations of north carolina being accentuated by 15 to 20 plus mile-per-hour winds. overnight, there were a few flurries of snow. you can still see some action in parts of mississippi a alabama and a flurry are two in the mountains of north carolina, but nothing significant therthe cold wind continues. these are current temperatures. 14 in boone. 21 in asheville. still very cold in western north carolina. greenville currently at 36. 34 currently for spartanburg . anderson at 38. temperatures chillier than what we normally see this time of year. take a 10 to 20 was mile-per-hour wind, and how does it feel? 5 in hendersonville. -5 in boone. 6 in asheville.
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hopefully folks outdoors have the proper gloves and hats and gear because it will chill you quickly. upper 20's in greenville will climb a little bit to the 40 or 42. average is 52 this time in january. the mountains of north carolina typically average 20's in the morning, 47 for the afternoon. we will be struggling to get to the upper 20's in the asheville area today. another cold morning like this tomorrow. in fact, it may be a couple degrees chillier than what we experienced th morning. temperatures tomorrow stay on the cold side. we will be dry tomorrow and wednesday but then things change wednesday night into thursday as this cold air begins to migrate south. it will mean another chance for a winter blast on thursday. we could see a little snow-rain mix wednesday night into early
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let's look ahead to the beach forecast and then get back to the coast. sunday, 51. the coast. we will have another shot at getting a wintry mix of whether thursday morning. don't get too excited. . today, 40 for the upstate. will be about the best we see. mountains and 20 in the upstate. staying on the cold side. wednesday night, a slight chance for precipitation in the mountainearly thursrsy, we was a little snow and snow-rain as the day goes on. friday, it will happen again. just will not be quite as cold so it will not stick on friday mornthat will be the morning we will boston early thursday. there could be a little bit of snow-rain mixed to make it slippery for a little bit and that will change to rain. saturday and sunday as we look
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upper 40's to low 50's for the upstate and low to mid 40's in the mountains. that is what is going on today. cold and windy today. chilly again tomorrow morning. thursday morning, lookout for maybe a little wintry weather. geoff: chilly it is. be it rain, shine, or snow, a squirrel needs to eat. after heavy snowfall in the northeastern european country of estonia this week, squirrels had to work a little harder for their food. dale: i know it is here somewhere. this squirrel showed off its athletic ability, diving headfirst into the snow from the trees. where are they? the squirrel burrowed its way through the winter wonderland like a pro. geoff: had a shack -- caddie shack. bilberry is out there somewhere. -- bill murray is out there somewhere. before we take a break, here is a sneak peak of what's coming u" sir elton john is stopping by to
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his classic hits. you can watch "the ellen today at 4:00 p.m. followed by wyff news 4 at 5:00.
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geoff: and money matters this afternoon kfc is whipping up , some chicken with a little more kick. it's called nashville hot chicken. kfc rolls out the new menu item today. it pays homage to a popular local specialty in nashville. the fast food chain will offer
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more-than-4,000 u.s. stores. apple is hitting the off switch on the free itunes radio in 10 days. the ad-supported service will become part of apple music, which you have to pay $9.99 a month for. a spokesperson says that allows you to listen without ads. once itunes radio is gone, beats one will be the only free radio service left from apple. photos of a south dakota bride and her service dog walking down across the world. this image has now gone viral. and migraines. bella helps by alerting her minutes before something happens. in the photo, bella was actually she walked down the isle, and then she made the walk to give her away to the groom. since the photos went viral, valerie started her own blog detailing the life of a service dog team.
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chilly monday afternoon. a shot from our hilton greenville skycam.
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dale: once again, let's take a look at the four-day plus forecast. youget ready for another cold day. 13 in the mountains and 20 in the upstate. it will stay in the upper 20's and 30's on tuesday. wednesday gets better but clouds build in and then we have a chan weather on thursday morning.
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snow rain and then changing to rain. that will cause some excitement thursday morning. a chance to do it again on friday. it will not be quite as cold in the morning on friday. geoff: here we are at the last day of ice on main. we have temperatures we need for the ice finally. dale: keep and one more day because tomorrow it will be skating weathegeoff: right around christmas. certainly people wanted to go down there and skate. dale: it was a big old huddle. geoff: thanks for being back here with us at noon. we will see you u ck here at 5:00. [captioning performed by the national captioning in which is res] lights. camera. access. to put you at risk? >> yes. >> are you worried about your safety at all, sean? >> are you fearful for your life? >> has his secret meeting with el chapo put sean penn squarely in the cartel's crossssirs?
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