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several other things on the eastbound. all lanes were closed and one lane has opened up at mile marker 59. overturned tractor-trailer in the area, so be careful. that one is a deadly accident. i would 25, two 53 at west blue ridge drive, slow around that and in anderson near the waffle house. several things to watch out for. >> probably looking for me, where is he? [applause] allyson: also, a final gop showdown before the iowa caucuses. donald trump was missing butgeoff: the dirt has been put
it is going to get loud at the bon secours wellness arena. monster jam is happening this weekend. aly myles live. allyson: chris is working hard too hard because we have a pretty weekend. chris: it will be gorgeous out there and we can rest this welive super doppler 4 hd will not be doing a thing off i-85 without tracking rain. we will be dry as a bone this weekend and it will be warming up. today's a cool start to the day, 38 degrees in downtown greenville with west, southwest wind at three miles per hour. tracking nothing right now across the area. we are dry and we will continue to sta36 and asheville, anderson at 36, 41 in abbeville. throughout the day today, a breezy day in the monorth, northwest wind at about 10 to 15 miles per hour.
the mountain and compresseread 50's by the afternoon and the asheville-hendersonville area will be in the upper 30's to low 40's. sunshine both days. more on weekend warm-up come coming up. allyson: to our. commitment 2016 now, seven republican presidential candidates squared off last night in a debate on the fox news channel and the showdown was without donald trump. geoff: trump chose to skip the debate and though he was notably absent, he still took center stage before the other candidates started their sparing match. >> i'm a maniac and everyone on this stage is stupid, fat, and ugly. and ben, you're a terrible surgeon. [laughter] now that we've gotten the donald [applause] he was a little teddy bear to me. [laughter] we always had such a loving relationship in these debates and in between and the tweets. i kind of miss him. >> it's not about donald trump. he's an entertaining guy. he's the greatest show on earth.
and a president who has systematically destroyed many of the things that made america special. brad: -- >> marco made the choice to go the direction of the major donors, to support amnesty because he thought iwa politically advantageous. >> now, you want to trump trump on immigration, but you can't. we're not gonna beat hillary clinton ho willing to say or do anything to win an election. >> i think people, when you're elected, you need to do things. >> it's interesting that jeb mentions the book. that's the book where changed your position on immigration because you used to support a path to citizenship. >> so did you. >> well, but you changed the >> -- >> well, but you changed the book. >> yeah. so did you, marco. >> it's perfectly legal in this country to change your mind, but when you're a governor, you have to admit it. you can't hide behind parliamentary tricks. that's the difference, and that's the kind of leader we need in the white house. stop the washing let's get things done. allyson: donald trump held an event for veterans just a w miles away. he walked out on stage to a cheering crowd of about 700 gathered at drake university.
debate and raising money for veterans. >> look at all the cameras, like the academy awards, this is like the academy awards. this is the academy awards. all the online polls said i've done very well with that, the debates, and i've had a kick with it, but you have to stick up for your rights. when you're treated badly, you have to stick up for your rights. you have to do it. >> it's for our vets, and you're going to like it because we raised over $5 over $5 million. [applause] allyson: trump will be campaigning in new hampshire today. geoff: the second tier candidates made their case in also on th the candidates fielded questions on terrorism, government spending, taxes, and gun control, among oth each one tailoring a message too the iowa c >> the people of iowa know what the rest of americans have figured out, this ain't working
the government no longer works for those who pay for it. >> you know me. you gave me the largest number of votes in the history of the iowa caucus eight years ago and i think you did it because you trusted me. >> pick the right person. not what the polls say, not who the money people give to. pick the leader you know is best for this country. >> if i become the president, i'm going to rebuild the us -- united states military. we're going to take the sequester off the defense budget, give the navy the ships it needs. geoff: this was the first time former virginia jim gilme qualified for an official gop debate. in spartanburg county, a woman is recovering after deputies say her husband shot her and left her to die in the yard. yesterday, a judge denied bond for johnathan batchelor. deputies say he shot his wife stephanie several times in their garage earlier this month on reidville road. investigators say stephanie was able to talk with deputies wednesday for the first time since the shooting, and the evidence led them to her
an upstate school district will have the meeting this morning, looking for public on about downsizing. allyson: anderson school district 4 superintendent joanne avery says there's been little growth in the district during the past 10 she says going from six schools to five would save up to $1.5 million a year. there are two options. one, turn pendleton elementary into a middle school. this would call for mount lebanon. option two, move riverside middle to mount lebanon elementary. there's a public meeting this morning at 9:00 a.m. at mount lebanon elementary. happening today and throughout the weekend,dirt to get ready for the monster jam. it is happening this weekend and it will get loud at the bon secours wellness arena. geoff: loud is an understatement. let's get life-- let's get with aly myles. aly: the bon secours wellness arena looking different.
literally the same size as me. the guy can tell you much more, scott to astronomy, -- scott who is joining me, tell me about this weekend. scott: you have 12 feet high, told people i treks in the arena.it will be interesting to see who comes out on top. aly: i have to admit i am a rookie when it comes to this. i thought this was just a show but this is a big deal. scott: absolutely. it is no longer just a rally but monster jam. there are four separate competitions this weekend. it is important that each team performs well, and it can get in victory lane to get that big. al we were walking earlier,
you? scott: you can crawl underneath, and it is kind of like the dukes hazard but you go through underneath and out the window. you can take a couple of steps into the custom-made seat. this belongs to lyndsay read, maybe your size, a little shorter, so everything is custom-built for her. it is a priority, safety. aly: we will talk to a couple of the drivers this morning and i will eve get in scooby doo later today. you can still get tickets and drivers tomorrow morning. we will be talking more throughout the show. aly myles wyff new live in greenville. geoff: that is all we wanted to hear. that she would get in the truck.allyson: chris, you drive a truck like that? chris: i go off loading all the time. geoff: what was the horsepower? chris: 1500. allyson: you've got the, right?
ford explorer.outside will be nice, too. chris: it will. leftover snow in the mountains and that is about it as we seek a dry weekend. beaches a washout yesterday is moving oe.have a wind advisory for the high country and north carolas the wind travels down the mountains, it will wa up. it will be a nice day across the upstate with loads of sunshine. temperatures right now in the upstate. in the mountains, mid 30's. you have 43 degrees from myrtle beach, 45 on hilton head island. the next 12 hours look like this, sunshine, temperatures in the middle 50's. with wind in the mountains, a cold day. one of the days when the upstate is drastically different from the mountains. mountains in the 30's. loads of sunshine today, loads of sunshine tomorrow. only thing that happens this
middle 60's. we may have a stray high cloud or two by sunday evening, but that is about it.we will talk about thunderstorm chances, coming >> math is one of those subjects that kids often co i can't do it. ,geoff: this week's golden apple award winner got her students not only understand math but to
how, coming up. live, local, breakin weather with meteo allyson: this week's golden apple award winner took her class to a mha specializes in home design. geoff: and it's changed the way her students look at math. in this classroom, it pays to know the answer. >> horizontal is x axis, vertical is y. geoff: give her an eagle buck. a hundred of these can earn you a trip. >> they just went to gravitopia first of the year so they get a day out of school for earning eagle bucks. geoff: they are the eagles of union christian day school, and this is lori todd's algebra class. where she is literally blowing up the way her students learn math with help of the classic game, battleship. >> i was appalled had to at
these are the battleships over here and this is the enemy over there. geoff: using it to teach how to plot points in the coordinate plane. >> so our coordinate is 7, 6. good deal. >> i sank her biggest battleship the aircraft carrier. ,geoff: but what really opened up their minds to math this year was a trip to ikea. >> they were just so overwhelmed by the possibilities. geoff: the project, working in pairs to design their dream room. using the size of their classroom. >> that's our bed and it look's like a twin loft bed. under it, you can on the tv, test, couch and everything. geoff: easy to handle with an excessive budget of $25,000. >> i learned that math is everywhere. geoff: and they learned about themselves. >> i am more girly. >> i realized i wasn't such a tom boy. >>
geoff: no one has enjoyed ms. todd's class more than mary ashton who transferred to union christian day in the fall. >> i was real quiet, but now i don't know who i am. now, i'm just a different person. geoff: and ms. todd has played a big role in her transition to a smaller sc >> she is a much more confident person. >> she has helped me so much. i love it here. >> that's why i do this. that what gets me up in the morning. geoff: lori todd, helping her students look at math in a different way at union christian day scho eagle bucks. that's a fun classroom. allyson: do you think she would take me to ikea? that looks like fun. geoff: that budget for their dream room, none of them spend of money. they spent 7000 and all of them chose a charity y would give the money to. impressive. you can nominate one of your favorite teachers for the golden apple allyson: just pick up and fill out a form from an
war against chris: a cool day out there. 38 degrees in greenville, 32 in spartanburg, but we will be warming up. hey, guys, it's annie. now, if you're anything like me, you're always looking for ways to save money, especially when it comes to your weekly grocery trip. well, with walmart every day low prices, saving money while keeping the pantry full... that's easier than you think. in head-to-head shopping, the total at walmart beat that of bi-lo. greenville, the total amount saved at walmart vs. bi-lo was $27.40 on this week's groceries - that's 19%. so head to walmart and see what you
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chris: taking a look outside with a clear and cool start. here is our greenville i-85 camera. a few folks out and about this morning. 38 degrees in downtown greenville. not picking up on anything outside. we are dry as a 36 in asheville, clemson at 41, anderson at 36. expect blue skies in the greenville area. it will be super nice, warming into the middle 50's. sunshine and spartanburg and sunshine with highs in the lower to middle 50's. it will be a cool today, close to where we should be. anderson will start off in the 40's and warm up to the uppfit these. in asheville, look for loads of suns much cooler. highs only in the upper 30's. reason being, the cold wind
the mountain, it compresses and warms. mid to upper 50's in the upstate. nationally, that system that gave the beaches rain yesterday is moving out to see and tame weather is moving in. we have no big douses a cold air. warmer air will start to filter in. future plus looks like this -- loads of clear skies both days this weekend. only thing, on sunday, a few high clouds will move int said that into monday. a bigger system taking shape as we look toward the early part of week. this low-pressure system will move eastbound and significant and severe weather for oklahoma, texas, arkansas, louisiana, mississippi, alabama and as it gets closer to us, maybe a rumble or two of thunder and it gets cold into the latter half
in the upstate, 40 in the mountains and 60's this weekend with sunshine both days. week, we will be warm enough for it to the even a few thunderstorms across the area. nothing too severe at home. we will cool down next thursday into friday, back to temperatures near 50 degrees thank you. in spartanburg school district five, a history-making electric violinist made for a lesson that really rocked. mark wood, one of the original members of the trans-siberian orchestra, taught students at the district five fine arts center yesterday. wood says he invented the first electric violin in history. wood and the students will put on a rock concert tonight at the district five fine arts center in spartanburg county. geoff: united way of greenville unty held a big celebration at the td convention center. celebrating a big number. this year's campaign raised more than $16.7 million. and more than 11000 volunteers and supporters came to cheer
the awards ceremony is to thank the greenville county companies and organizations that raised money for the united way in 2015. allyson: hundreds packed into an upstate church to eat lunch for a good cause. it was grace episcopal's annual soup luncheon in anderson yesterday. for $7, people got a bowl of soup, cornbread a dessert, and drink. the church usually raises around $7,000 during the event and this 110 gallons of soup were -- $7,000 during the event and this year, all the money is going to meals on wheels of anderson. 110 gallons of soup were prepared by about 75 volunteers at the church. geoff: gearing up for the super bowl, and that includes linebacker thomas davis who's nursing a broken arm from the nfc championship game. one tough football player. davis actual yesterday though he was limited in what he did. davis says he will play an not concerned about reinjuring his arm. he said if he was concerned, he wouldn't be taking the trip to the super bowl. >> i'm going out there to play
it. fast, hard and aggressive. especially with the fact they were able to next day, and we have time to heal up and it's very possible for me to play in this game. geoff: davis had nothing on his arms yesterday but a large white bandage on the side. he's expected at this time to be able to play february 7. this is a guy who has come back from three knee injuries. one of the toughest guys in the nfl. ahead of the big game february 7, wyff 4 will bring you a special show next week. brad fralick and marc dopher will start our live team coverage monday ni i'll join them thursday. and then we'll have our special called "chasing a championship"
4 you will need a jacket today, but maybe not this weekend. a big warm up headed our way32 in spartanburg, 36 in anderson, and look for temperatures to warm in the upstate. sunshine, mid 50's. that's a woman the mountains. that cold wind up against the mountains and as it sinks down, it warms up, so the upstate will be abo degrees warmer. as we headadnto tomorrow, 55 today, 60 one tomorrow. 65 the high on sunday. rain moves in on tuesday and we may have a rumble or two of thunder. looks like the most severe of the weather will be back toward dale's school salute comes from kerry wood elementary in greenwood. mrs. spikes' second grade class sent us this photo on ulocal and -- today's school salute goes to merrywood elementary school in greenwood. mrs. spikes' second grade clas sent us this photo on ulocal and
they wanted to wish the team good luck and pounding. don't forget to send in your school photos. geoff: you have been a fan since the beginning and definitely on board. in this morning' of smiles and joy. there is a new kerber baby. -- gerber baby. allyson: this is seven-month-old isla. her photo was chosen by a panel of judges for more than 170,000 entries.
geof they would for features like happiness, expressiveness, and this winners from detroit, michigan, and the parents will receive $50,000 inallyson: it will not place the official baby on the products with the iconic gerber baby, and turner cook, but that has
that in the fund right tallyson: it will buy her a couple
of books. chris: a year worth of diapers. geoff: that really knocks your budgetetut. you know all about that.motivation to stop drinking. allyson: our news continues right now. announcer: you are watching live, local, breakin weather with meteo allyson: breaking this morning, a deadly wreck near assembly drive and piedmont. william armstrong junior's suv broke down on highway 81. his friend let him use a record to halt the suv, but armstrong crashed on the way home and hit a tree near i-85 and assembly drive. another wreck in greenville county, correct on highway 25