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shares from the heart. >> we don't want anybody to freeze. there is no reason for that, notot with us open here. carol: miracle hill's greenville rescue mission is providing shelter to keep the homeless out of the cold. it is the coldest day so far this season. chief meteorologist john cessarich is here. it is dangerously cold in the mountains, right? john: absolutely. the windchill advisory goes from now until noon tomorrow for the mountains. windchills could go as low as -20 late tonight. that would be the high elevations of the mountains and north carolina. mount mitchell, anything above 5000 feet. below zero, at least minus five, by tomorrow morning. the windchill advisory goes from now until 10:00 tuesday morning. let's look at some of the current windchills right now.
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1 in hendersonville. in 5 in asheville. 17 in franklin. clemson, 16. bitterly cold temperatures be it when you wake up sunrise at 7:35, plenty of sunshine but very cold. 17 is what i am forecasting. chan and probably a few single digits in the mountains. dress up in layers. we will see a few storm systems come in. michael: this is the coldest weather so far this winter season. leaving people off the streets, sending them to emergency shelters. carol: wyff n is at the greenville rescue mission on a mission. john: right now, there are about 50 evil inside here at the greenville rescue mission. that is because outside here, it is 23 degrees. it feels like 15.
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afternoon dragging 90 mattresses onto the gym floor of the greenville rescue mission, getting ready for tonight's expected crowd. >> we want to get them out of the cold. then a man does not have to lay on the ground and freeze to death. john: the mission could hold about 125, and they are expecting about 90 men. they provide a snack, drink, blanket, and matt. >> tonight would be a great time to check on people and bring them here to stay overnight. they will not have to worry about being cold all night. john: dalton says that unfortunately, some of the the cold and will not come in. want to talk on camera but told me he's spending tonight in a tent, warmed by a gas heater. >> it's rough, because you can
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cold. once your core body temperature gets cold, then it's hard to get warm again. john: the rescue mission opens whenever the temperature gets below 40. no drugs or drinking allowed, and everybody has to behave in order to keep a spot indoors. and this overnight shelter is supposed to close at 6:30 in the morning, but i was told that it will not be much warmer than it is now, so it will be open a little bit longer. john lyon, wyff 4 news. carol: frozen pipes are also a worry in this cold. if you have a loss in water pressure or you hear on noises coming from the walls, your pipes may be frozen. chris corley, the owner of
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,>> the basics are water running, keep the heat on, the pipes know where to turn the , water off, close foundation vents, take your hoses off the hose bibs, and make sure the heat stays on in your house. carol: and have the number of your water provider handy for emergencies. michael: because of the cold weather some school districts , will open late tomorrow. mitchell county, madison county and yancey county school , districts will all open two hours late. the highlands school, which is a private school will also open , two hours late. as always you can find af our school closings and delays on wyff-4.com, and our mobile app. carol: today the nation honored the memory of dr. martin luther king, jr. for millions, a day of service, a day to reflect on civil rights, economic justice, and how we can give back to our communities. on your left the eternal flame , burning at his center in
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michael: on your right, one notable exception you see it on your right the confederate flag. it's the first time the holiday has been commemorated at the dome in columbia without the flag on the grounds. carol: a woman whose mother was killed in the charleston church massacrereast summer, was in the upstate today. sharon risher was the featured speaker at a king day event at limestone college. risher's mother, ethel lance, was among the nine killed at mother emanuel church last june. today, risher condemned that shooting and others that, she says, are happening all too often. >> when we're in a place where shootings and killings with guns or by whatever means is a normal thing, something is wrong. when a person's life is not sacred, where the police shoot and ask questions later, for me, right now king's dreams are just , that. they're dreams. carol: risher encouraged limestone students to exercise
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michael: at the greenville community sterling center, more than 100 members of the community can to eat breakfast to remember martin luther king, jr., and listen to eunice coakley guyton speak. coakley-guyton is the sister of one of the emanuel nine, reverend myra thompson. she also met doctor king as a freshman in college and he chose her to participate in a sit-in. the folks at sterling took the time to remember the emanuel ame church victims. and talk about love and non-violence principles king stood for. >> he spent time telling us and explaining to us what nonviolence was all about and based on what he taught us, i , knew it had to be true because that's what mother emanuel taught. michael: this was the 22nd year for the doctor martin luther king junior unity sports breakfast program. carol: the democratic presidential contenders spoke at king day at the dome in columbia. senator bernie sanders and governor martin o'malley marched to the capitol steps, while hillary clinton joined the program there. secretary clinton: and how
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flag overhead. mr. sanders. -- mr. sanders going when we think about dr. king's vision, what dr. king said is we have got to combat racism but we have also got to combat income and wealth inequality. >> injustice does not solve itself. we must solve it. we must make good on the promise of equal opportunity for all. carol: last night, the candidates took to the debate three stage in charleston. michael: the legacy of doctor king brought furman university udents to the cancer survivor's park in greenville. as part of the mlk day of service, students in the greek system cleared away debris from the boardwalk and along the river. students say they wanted to spend the day helping others as dr. king asked people to do. >> he preaches be kind to others and come out together with brothers and sisters. and i think that shows the best with us coming together and just helping out our community and
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help out. >> mlk day of service is important to me because despite our religious, cultural and other upbringings we can all , come together and set one common goal of making greenville better. michael: the cleanup comes in time for a grand opening of the park which provides cancer , survivors a place to reflect heal and hope. carol: the search continues for a marine from the upstate. 22-year-old sergeant jeffrey sempler, who is from woodruff, is one of 12 marines missing tonight. according to the military two helicopters collided off the coast of hawaii during a training exercise on thursday. authorities found life rafts today that were carried on the aircraft, but still no sign of the crew. a vigil for sempler was held in his hometown today. dozens gathered outside of woodruff city hall to pray. family members fear the worst. . -- fear the worst as they wait for answers. >> the worst thing is he's not going to have a future. all the things that he would have done in life, it's not
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there is going to be a hole there. carol: jeffrey sempler graduated from woodruff high school 4 years ago. his grandfather says, his grandson loved his country and always wanted to be a marine. the coast guard and marines say they are working together to determine how much longer the search and rescue mission will go on. michael: the name of a man whose remains were found in a wooded area this weekend. 46-year-old gary burdens was announced missing in august. officials say a young man discovered the remains yesterday on his family's property on mcneely road. an anthropologist with the spartanburg county coroner's office assisted investigators with the case. carol: the first case of the zika virus has been detected in the u.s. a baby born in hawaii with brain damage was confirmed to have thehe virus. this following testing by a centers for disease control lab. it's believed the baby's mother was infected while living in brazil last year. on friday, the cdc issued a travel warning for 14 countries
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that's where the zika virus, which is transmitted by mosquitoes is most prevalent. , pregnant women and women trying to become pregnant are most at risk. so far there is no vaccine for , the virus. michael: tonight the fight , against isis continues as more airstrikes are going on in the middle east. this is new video frs defense ministry showing the bombings near baghdad last night. they're believed to have targeted isis troops, their hideouts, and their vehicles. officials say the air strikes killed several militants and destroyed a number of their vehicles. carol: iraqi officials are scrambling to find americans who three were reportedly kidnapped. an official says the americans were taken from their interpreter's house in baghdad over the weekend. officials say communication with the trio cut off yesterday. the u.s. embassy is only confirming several americans were missing. no group has claimed responsibility for their disappearance. michael: three of the americans five freed in a prisoner exchange with iran are in germany right now. they arrived at a u.s. military
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and they are now spending time with family and friends. the coworkers who all came out to visit with them. it's been nearly five years since they've seen each other, and emotions are running high. >> he told us i feel a whole lot , better than i did 48 hours ago, which has to be the understatement of the weekend. >> he sounds in high spirits and indicated that he wants human contact and wants to see other people. michael: it could be days before the americans can return back to the u.s. carol: to ccmitment 2016 -- the republican national committee has officially cut ties with nbc news. the rnc won't allow the network to co-host a presidential primary debate scheduled for february. the chairman says its in response in the way cnbc handled its debate in october. the debate will now air on cnn on february 25. thursday, michael: a founding member of the eagles has died. the band's website says glenn frey passed away. he was 67.
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struggling with rheumatoid arthritis, colitis, and pneumonia. frey co-wrote and sang many of the eagles' hits including "take it easy," "lyin' eyes," "tequila sunrise," and "heartache tonight." >> what can i get for you? >> one slice of cheese pizza. michael: an emergency -- the lunch call that may have put a patient's life in danger. that is next. carol: a dream wedding for a member of the military will take place at a historic greenville home, all for free. john: great lakes, very heavy bands of snow, lake effect snow. 223 inches per hour snowfall rates moving into buffalo, syracuse, and some places could get as much as 20 inches over the next 24 hours.
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michael kopech a big number, and the carolina panthers are one win away from a trip to the super bowl. they eat the seahawks sunday night. fans were quick to snap up tickets to the next game. they sold out in three minutes. anywhere between $123 and $260 a ticket before taxes and fees. ahead in sports what new toy , coach ron rivera banned today, from bank of america stadium? carol: if you know a member of
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, opportunity for him or her to have a dream wedding for free. upstate warrior solution will throw the free wedding at the historic wilkins house in greeeeille. right now the house is still being renovated. the wedding will take place july 4 weekend. the flowers, food, music, dress will all be provided by local vendors as a way to say thank you. >> i really want them to know that the community is rallying around them. greenville is a great place especially for military people. , it's very patriotic. so i really want them to know that the community supports them . carol: they neededo have been engaged before january 1 of this year. and it has to be post-9/11 combat veterans who were honorably discharged. to apply we've posted a link in the story on wyff4.com. michael: a 911 operator in florida dialed up some serious trouble because of her lunch order. investigators say back in september, francis fraraois let the emergency lines ring for 8 minutes.
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eye doctor's office, where a patient had fainted during an exam. francois was on another line at the time with a local pizza shop. >> one slice of cheese pizza. i think that is all my cash orders. i have three card orders. michael: the patient was ok in the end. that dispatcher was given a letter of reprimand. announcer: now your live super doppler 4 news forecast. john: cold throughout the deep south to say the least feared a wind chill advisory until noon tomorrow for the counties shaded in light blue. windchills could get as low as -20, especially about 5000 feet. only in the high elevations, but even then, five to 10 below zero per north georgia mountains, windchill advisory until 10:00 tomorrow morning.
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started off at 25 this morning at the airport and warmed up to only 39 degrees good the average high is 52. far from it. 18 was the low this morning. it only warmed up 10 degrees to 28. far from the average high of 47. outside right now, a live shot in downtown greenville. it is cold outside. currently 25 degrees in downtown greenville. 26 in amberson. the cold spot is spartanburg. the really cold air is into western north carolina mountains. these are actual temperatures. 12 in waynesville. 17 in hendersonville. 13 in marshall. asheville, 16. 10 in spruce pine. extremely cold air moving across the area.
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per hour in boone right now, giving them windchill of minus eight. feels like 1 in hendersonville. 5 in asheville. 17 in toccoa. also in athens, 17 degree when she'll. with that breeze, it is making it feel colder. humidity level is pretty low. this is arctic air, extremely dry. it is a very dense. 21 right now in greensboro. 14 for bristol, tennessee. 27 about atlanta. 50 right now in orlando. 59 degrees even in miami. 13 in st. louis. 11 in cincinnati. the lake effect snows continue, coming off lake ontario and lake erie. the system will swing down here and affect us during the day on wednesday. more on that in a moment.
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grip of this arctic air. minus two in minneapolis. his actual temperatures. minus nine in international falls, minnesota. very cold. here is our low producing snow in the southern rockies. it will get off to the east. this high is very cold and dan's, sitting close to the ground. it will try to m to sea, but we will still be wedged in the appeared come wednesday morning, maybe some light snow. during the day wednesday, we could be cold enough to see light snow mixing in with sleet and maybe rain in the upstate. all snow and sleet in the mountains. 10 degrees, bitterly cold winds, in the mountains. bright sunshine, still cold, in spartanburg tomorrow. 38. this is barely above the freezing mark at lunchtime.
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sunshine but a very cold breeze. high temperature only 26. 14 and then :00 a.m. bitterly cold day tomorrow. here comes a storm system, very active for the rest of the week. for wednesday, system coming in from the west. maybe some light snow with sleet and rain in the afternoon in the upstate. a trace to a dusting of grassy areas. mountains, light snow with sleet or two to three inches possible, especially in the north georgia mountains and at tmountains of north carolina.
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we will be rig announcer: now wyff 4 news sports. >> we are going to keep doing what we do, man. i guarantee you, next week, there will be a lot of people switching their votes. but we don't need that either. we're just going to come out here and keep on having fun with each other. >> a special victory sunday for josh norman. the panthers cornerback dedicated the win to his childhood friend from greenwood andre day, who died last week after a five-year battle with cancer. norman recently donated $10,000 to help with day's hospital expenses.
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work. the declaration handed down by ron rivera today. the panthers head coach banning the scooters from the team's facility after recently catching a couple of players racing them in the hallways of bank of america stadium. rivera doesn't want to see his players get injured before sunday's nfc championship game against ththarizona cardinals. >> they've got tremendous tools. they've got weapons. they've got a good offensive line. they got playmakers. they've got an aggressive style, attacking defense. that's what we played, the same type of description. a very good quarterback, playmakers around him, good offensive line, and aggressive defense. that's kind of what it's going to be from here on out. >> the panthers will host their first ever nfc title game, this sunday at 6:40 p.m. the deadline for underclassmen to file for the nfl draft is today. so far, five clemson defensive players have declared for the draft. and the number will stay at five. cornerback cordrea tankersley announced he's returning for his senior campaign. tankersley led the team in
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on his way to second team all-acc honors. with him, clemson will have four start is back on defense in the season. citadel head coach mike n has agreed to become the new head coach at james madison. jmu announcing the hire this afternoon. houston spent two seasons in charleston, leading the bulldogs to a share of the southern conference title this season, as well as an upset victory over south carolina. the tigers with a 5-1 start in acc play. they will try to get their fourth win over a ranked opponent tomorrow night. tip at 8:00. one game on the acc late tonight, syracuse at duke. blue devils trying to avoid a third straight loss. duke down three.
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-- reverse lay-in. richardson misses the back end. jones takes a spill. duke falls 64-62. the blue devils on their longest losing streak since the 2006-2007 season for at south carolina mintz suffered their first loss of the season last week, bu won saturday against missouri. they dropped in the polls. usc with the next two on the road, beginning with ole miss tomorrow night at 7:00. the gree pick up a 1-nothing road win this afternoon against the atlanta gladiators. goaltender allen york with his first shutout of the year, stopping 31 shots. that was pretty impressive. back to the panthers, sunday's game is the second meeting between both teams and playoffs. they came here last year and lost it we will see what happens. carol: another look at the
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[captioning performed by the national captioning instwhich is responsible for its caption carol: make sure you open up your cupboards tonight to fill them with warm air. john: and let the water dripped from your faucets just a little bit. just thinking about keeping everything from freezing up. sunshine, a little bit of a breeze from the north and northwest. very cold in the mountains, high of 26. windchills the low zero in the mountains tonight. bundle up. it gets interesting for the rest of the week as far as storms. carol: thanks for watching wyff news 4 at 11:00.
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