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you see the reason down there. a tractor-trailer got the trailer stuck under a it happened along new cut road near howard . at last word, the tow truck was there with a crew, trying to get from under the bridge. carol: a man accus a purse, then leading officers on a chase, is being held with no bond tonight. easley police say joseph pfeiffer left academy sports with a woman's purse, and drove off through back streets of easley in a stolen car. officers say he crossed into greenville county, and struck a deputy's car. that deputy is ok. pfeiffer faces several charges, including attempted murder, failure to stop for blue lights, driving with a suspended license, possessing a stolen vehicle, and drug possession. michael: a live look now at lake city, south carolina. people have gathered for a candlelight vigil to remember dr. ronald mcnair. it was 30 years ago today that america lost seven lives when the challenger space shuttle exploded shortly after takeoff. mcnair was with nasa born in lake city.
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died. a live look here at the vigil. dr. mcnair left behind a wife and two children. carol: commitment 2016 now, donald trump is skipping tonight's debate holding a rally for supporters instead. wyff news 4's patrick hussion is here, with more on what this means just days before the iowa caucus. patrick: donald trump says he'll use this rally at drake university in des moines to come of the same city as the debate to raise money for , america's veterans. the so-called feud betwe and fox news began back on august 6th, in a war of words with tonight's host, megyn kelly. but in a tweet, he says that's not all. he says, "it was the childishly written and taunting pr statement by fox that made me not do the debate. " >> they can't toy with me like they toy with everybody else. let them have their debate. let's see how they do with the ratings. >> trump's playing by his own rules, and i think it's working for him. but at the end of the
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for the process. patrick: senator cruz still wants a face-off with donald trump. in a letter to trump, he wrote, "we owe it to the men and women of iowa to jointly and directly from the two leading republican candidates, as they make their final choice leading up to monday's caucuses." there's a promise of $1.5 million to veteran's causes if trump takes the challenge. that is from one of the super packs that supports ted cruz.trump hasn't responded to that challenge, or one proposed by carly fiorina. the undercard debate gets underway at 7:00 tonight, followed by the main stage debate at 9:00. michael: patrick, thank you. the debate, we want to know what will you watch? vote in our now poll by calling the number on your screen, on wyff4.com, o let's look at the results so far. debate tonight. 26% are going to tune into the
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and others say he will watch anything but the debate. carol: an upstate district is deciding wheth downsize, wyff news 4's mandy gaither has more on what their decision would mean for students. mandy: in anderson school district 4, officials are considering whether or not to go from six schools down to five, which could mean major changes for schools like mount lif anderson school district 4 downsizes, there would be a savings of up to $1.5 million per year, says superintendent dr. joanne avery. >> we haven't grown but 18 students in 10 years. it's been very stable. mandy: with little growth avery , says the district could very easily operate with five schools. there are n the table right now. first, turn pendleton elementary into a middle school, which would call for mount lebanon to be paid for by the penny sales tax income. >> in addition, we would have to
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in addition -- do and addition to house special education programs currently in pemandy: option two, move riverside middle to mount lebanon elementary, which would also require renovation. in both options elementary , students would shift other nearby elementary schools. avery says another driving force behind this, are the district's 6th graders, all of whom are currently at the elementary schools, which cuts down on instructional time because of the elementary schedule. the district would like to move those students back to the middle school, but avery says riverside middle has no room for them as it is now. >> what we really want from the community now is to understand there's no decision. we want you at the table. we want to hear your voice. mandy: avery says no one will lose their job with the district of the transition happens. for a list of the upcoming public meetings, go to our
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find a link in the "on tv" section. mandy gaither, wyff news 4. michael: a beautiful view courtesy of the woodruff roa of larry's in the mountains. carol: john joins us now with the forecast. john: things are chilly outside. 39 in boone, but dry across the area. stuck with clouds backed up against the mountains in theupsystem, but the bulk of the precipitation remains to td east. watch what happens this evening. 7:00 p.m. tonight, clouds further northwest. clouds start to finally exit at 11:00 this evening, to the midlands and the coast line is the storm system heads out to sea. we start to cool down, but a fast-moving cold front comes in late tonight and early tomorrow morning. it could squeeze out flurries and maybe a few brief snow showers especially when the northern mountains of north
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asheville maisie flurries late tonight and early tomorrow morning. the windk up. we will talk whether more later on. michael: the boys are working hard. the panthers, gearing up for the supecarol: brad fralick is live and local in charlotte witbrad: michael, carol, how are you? jared allen did not play in the and of c championship game this past sunday because he a broken bone in his foot. he was upset when he was informed that he would not be able to play. but ron rivera said that when he made the decision, or alan not to play, knowing that if the panthers advanced to the super boe him two weeks to get healed up and ready to play in an even bigger game. the veteran bay area native said today, not onle seek -- does he feel great, he wants to
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i respect the coaches decision. but i want to be a part of this week. it is something special. this is a special group. everybody wants to contribute. fresh legs now, ready to go. brad: he was asked today, why were you upset last week, knowing you were injured? in hindsight, was it a good idea for you not to play? he said, did you see how much fun those guys had on the field? i was having fun on the sideline. i wanted to be out there, doing what they were doing, having fun winning the nfc championship game. he is expected to play.live in charlotte, brad fralick, wyff news 4. carol: we will preview the big game with a special show next week. our sports team will bring you "chasing a championship" live
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michael: a luncheon to help a charity. how many volunteers it took to pu the bon secours wellness arena is getting pretty dirty. john: what a gorgeous pic -- a gorgeous picture, live over lake hartwell. some change to the weather headed towards the weekend.
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the son of a polish immigrant who grew up in a brooklyn tenement. he went to public schools, then college, where the work of his life began -- fighting injustice and inequality, speaking truth to power. he moved to vermont, won election and praise as one of america's best mayors. in congress, he stood up for working families and for principle, opposing the iraq war, supporting veterans. now he's taking on wall street and a corrupt political system funded by over two and a half million contributions, tackling climate change to create clean-energy jobs, fighting for living wages, equal pay, and tuition-free public colleges.
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and they want real change! [ cheers and applause ] bernie sanders -- husband, father, grandfather, an honest leader building a movement with you to give us a future to believe in. i'm bernie sanders, and i approve this message. carol: an upstate church served soup to hundreds of paying customers for a good cause today. grace episcopal in anderson held its annual soup luncheon. hundreds of people showed up to eat not only soup, but cornbread and a dessert, as well. they could dine in or carry out their lunch. the church usually raises arou $7,000 for charity. this year, the money goes to meals on wheels of anderson. >> we probably made about 110
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there's all the desserts, and all the cornbread. and this year, the meals on wheels made the cornbread, and everybody pitched in in some way. it's a great way to build community. carol: father jack hardaway says meals on its 40th anniversary, and started out all those years ago at grace, making meals in the church's kitchen. michael: are comes the dirt. it takes a lot of setup, and lot of dirt, to get bon secours wellness arena ready for this weekend's monster jam 2016. the shows start tomorrow night, and runs through saturday night. the trucks are about 12 feet tall and 12 feet wide, generating about 1500 to 2,000 horsepower each. they can fly. 35 feet into the air. but to do that, you have to build a track. the arena opens up its roof and breezeways during the show, so it gets a little chilly. make sure to bundle up if you're going. >> everybody is responsible for success.
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will pull us down. carol: upstate students get the lesson of a lifetime. it's education, amplified with an electric violinist. john: snow showers moving through detroit. flurries and snow showers around chicago. that system is moving quickly southeast, and will affect part
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morning. michael: what do you get when you add and wschools? carol: here is mike mccormick. mike: >> these instruments make you smarter. mike: forget the pop quiz. this guy is all about the rock quiz.
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person in this room? the most important person in the e audience. mike: audiences know mark wood. >> i performed with celine dion, billy joel, kanye west. mike: as one of the original members of the trans sibn orchestra. today, these students in spartanburg district five, knew him as a teacher. >> public schools are failing with the arts because we think , testing and the academic and sports worlds are important than music. in my opinion, we're all on the same level. mike: wood says he invented the first electric violin in history. he ultimately introduced new ears to classical music. even with a celebrated career decades in the making, he says visiting schools, >> we are musicians here. we are here to attract power, love, energy. mike: is his favorite part of his work. >> everybody is responsible for success. one person who is giving me 99% will pull the rest of us down.
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was about more than music. >> jumping out of a plane without a parachute is how we make music. can you imagine jumping off a cliff without a parachute, no safety net at all? that is what life is all about. mike: and the students took note. >> just within t t past 2 hours i've been here, i've already changed a bunch of stuff with the way that i play. >> if you want to pursue your dreams, you really have to be from somebody who's already done it. mike: a day in school that really struck a chord, >> this is something special. mike: with these young music makers. mike mccormick, wyff news 4, spartanburg county. carol: that is a lot of strings. you are invited to their concert tomorrow at 7:00 at the district five fine arts center. michael: tickets are $10 at the door. >> now, your live super doppler 4 hd weather forecast. john: satellite and greater,
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soit was a rainy day from the midlands off and on a way to the coast line. especially in southeastern georgia, another batch of steady rain continuing to move throughe beaches of georgia. it is moving into charleston. raining in georgetown, moving into the golden strip and into wilmington. for us today, it was one of those days where it was cloudy for the most part in the upstate, to partly sunnymountains as expected. one of those 50-50 days. live super doppler showing things nice and quiet. the clouds are graduallydissipating, and they will move east overnight. we start at already four degrees tomorrow at the greenville airport. close to where it should be. 49 the high this afternoon, five degrees below average. 25 the low this morning at the asheville airport, close to where 49 the high. that is one degree above average. a live shot from wofford college
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downtown spartanburg in the backgroundwe still have the clouds to deal with and temperature-wise in spartanburg, 40 five right now, 45 in laurens and rutherfordton, 46 in anderson and thompson, 50 in toccoa, 47 in downtown greenville, anana pair of, more than just a pair have a 45 in hendersonville, asheville, rutherfordton. 39 in boone, 46 in franklin. little wind, but the wind will pick up late tonight and during the day tomorrow out of the northwest in western north carolina, especially close to the tennessee line. humidity a little bit higher, the further south east to go as you u t into the rain. the further north you go, less humidity. 27% right now in boone. 48 in columbia with off and on rain. a rainy day along the beaches. 46 in wilmington, myrtle beach, 47 in charleston, 50 in hilton head, 64 in orlando, 73 in miami, 46 in cincinnati. 39 in richmond, virginia.
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and we will get -- it will get close to the mountains along the tennessee limelight tonight and early tomorrow morning. flurries and snow showers lined up along it. n see the rain continuing to the florida peninsula although temperatures are mild. 19 in michigan, 15 in northern minnesota. a quick burst of arc it. it will shift east and north over the next few days. 7:00 this evening, there is the front. this system moves out to see, a slow process. look at how fast the front moves in. this is 7:00 tomorrow morning. it may trigger flurries and snow showers along the north carolina-tennessee line in the northern mountains of north carolina. by fthe run moves east. -- as the front moves east. scattered flurries or tonight, especially the closer you get to tennessee. overnight low in the upper 20's. tomorrow in the upstate, bright
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we start off at 40 at 9:00 a.m., warm to fifth he at lunchtime. in the mountains tomorrow, partly sunny, scattered snows, windy conditions in the morning. upper 30's to arowe warm into the upper 30's at lunchtime. the four-day plus, for the weekend, perfect timing. he warm up, the next threat of rain not until tuesday of next week. michael: brad fralick is live in charlotte where the panbrad, when you say? brad: we had a chance to talk with josh norman today.one of the most exciting players in the nfl of the last year or two. we will hear his take on facing
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>> now, wyff news 4 sports. >> the guys, their ability to make the plays makes us look better. to be honest, if you are going to be good in this league you have to have guys that can do clemson continues their time to the -- there climb to the top 20 five. they have four wins against ranked opponents in the past month. clemson starts 83 aim road swing, trending upward. the panthers had for california and super bowl city on sunday. in the meantime, more work at practice and time with the media, which includes sports director brad fralick. he is live in charlotte with the latest. brad: marc, how are you? we talked with greenwood native josh norman today. josh norman was asked multiplee like to face peyton manning in the super
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that was his nickname for he grinned, talking about what it would be like to play against the legend in the super bowl. he sayt be -- cannot believe that he will actually be playing against the guy he grew up playing as on video games. he said he would always pick the colts, with manning, edgerrin james, and marvin harrison. he said he got chill talking about playing against the sheriff in super bowl 50. >> i played the colts on the game system. all those guys, making plays. the whole offense they had, i was playing that game, taking money. this was my first time ever being in the super bowl, and maybe his third. i am rooting for him, but i want that ring.
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manning, saying he would root for the guy he is playing against in super bowl 50. he said he is a great direct that the panthers will have their chances and able calculate those chances and when to ta against number 18 in the super bowl. live in charlotte, brad fralick, wyff news 4. marc: they gamecocks women trying to move to 20-0 for the second consecutive season. back at home tonight against ole miss. >> a will bring their a game no matter what. we are prepared. we are ready for the games would is good to be back home. we are prepared for ole miss. marc: furman and wofford enjoying home cooking tonight. the paladins host western carolina, both those games tip at the top of the hour. we will have highlights at 11:00. thanks, marc. michael: let's look at the weekend. john: you are skipping tonight
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55 and chilly tomorrow, sunshine in the upstate. maybe a few leftover snow flurries tomorrow morning in the mountains, especially the closer you get to tennessee. no big deal, no watches orwarnings. high in the upper 30's to around 40. nice and piled with dry conditions -- mild with dry conditions over the weekend. the snow flurries will arrive late tonight and tomorrow morning. the wind will pick up in western north carolina, but a dusting to a couple inches possible. that is along the west facing slopes. michael: good night, everybody. [captioning performed by the national captionin caption contmobile app -- get wyff4 on the go. the son of a polish immigrant who grew up in a brooklyn tenement. he went to public schools, then college, where the work of his life began -- fighting injustice and inequality,
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he moved to vermont, won election and praise as one of america's best mayors. in congress, he stood up for working families and for principle, opposing the iraq war, supporting veterans. now he's taking on wall street and a corrupt political system funded by over two and a half million contributions, tackling climate change to create clean-energy jobs, fighting for living wages, equal pay, and tuition-free public colleges. people are sick and tired of establishment politics, and they want real change! [ cheers and applause ] bernie sanders -- husband, father, grandfather, an honest leader building a movement with you to give us a future to believe in.
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