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corey: i have a lot of fun, and panthers fans are having a lot of fun too. they said hardly anything would have stopped them coming to today's rally. a mother even brought out her 19-month-old triplets out for big event. we're told their father picked out their jers thousands of fans filled this park only a couple blocks from the stadium here. they danced, sang, and cheered for the team. this was most definitely a family event. people of all ages showed up for panther's pride. we also spoke with a woman who traveled from greenville to be here today. >> we've been fans since 1995. we're originally from charlotte but moved to greenville, so this is just we couldn't miss being here today. corey: how do you feel about the super bowl >> i am excited. i fell in love with football the first time the panthers set foot on the field. i'm excited. we are going to win.
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absolutely. corey: definitely a competitive spirit here in charlotte. the crowd was glad to see a few panthers players during the rally. the head ball coach was also here, along with charlotte's mayor and the top cat cheerleaders. speaking of the cheerleaders six , of the cheerleaders are actually from the upstate and western nort we spoke to a whole bunch more fans, and will show you some of the gear they brought out to cheer on the team today. corey davis, wyff news 4, live in charlotte. gabrielle: ahead of the big game next sunday, wyff 4 will bring you a special show next week. brad fralick and marc dopher will start our live team coverage monday in california. then geoff hart join them on thursday. and then we'll have our special called "chasing a championship" at 8:00 next friday, february 5 right here on wyff 4. pounding with the panthersiv wire. it's a collection of the latest tweets about the panthers and
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to view the livewire, go to our wyff 4 app, or go to wyff 4.com and look in the "right now" bar. gabrielle: now let's take a live look outside at what is happening right no beautiful picture of downtown greenville from our center sky cam. -- peace center sky cam. it's a nice, sunny day. nigel: you could say it is great football weather. wyff news 4's chief meteorologist john cessarich is joining us now with more. john: good football weather. we are live in charlotte. it warms up nicely with light winds into the upper 50's and low 60's. a different story in the mountainous areas, as expected. very windy conditions. it was a cold wind. highs only in the mid to upper 30's in the mountains. boone only at 35 degrees. only 34 in nashville. 37 in asheville. with a strong northwest wind, it feels much colder.
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it is pretty nice outside. downtime grenville 63 degrees. what a difference from the mountains during the upstate. 63 in greenville, 44 in asheville. i have some good news for the folks in the mountains into the weekend. i will talk more about that a little later on. inigel: i love good news. happening now in columbia, richland county investigators are looking into the death of a usc student. the coroner says 19-year-old rachel bandmananf glen allen, virginia was found unresponsive yesterday. authorities found her in an off campus apartment called "the hub" at columbia. authorities say they are investigating her death as suspicious. the coroner says the cause of death won't be known until toxicology reports are complete. gabrielle: in pickens cocoty, deputies say an easley man is charged with stabbing another man in the throat. 51-year-old charles black faces attempted murder charges. deputies say he got into an argument with another man last night at the hot spot convenience store on calhoun memorial highway. they say he then stabbed the
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the victim underwent surgery and is expected to be ok, according to deputie black is being held at the detention center without bond. nigel: in greenville county, the coroner has identified a man in a crash. the crash involved a pickup and a tankererruck. bryant was the passenger of the pickup truck that was hit. it happened on highway 25 near highway 253. that is whitehorse road and blue ridge drive. the driver of the pickup had to be taken to the hospital. john: --gabrielle: now to anderson county. highway patrol is investigating a deadly wreck near assembly drive in piedmont. the coroner says william armstrong junior's suv broke down on highway 81. he says armstrong's friend let him use a wrecker to haul the suv. but armstrong crashed on the way home and hit a tree off of interstate 85, near assembly drive, and died. nigel: take a look at this picture. henderson county deputies say two masked men forced their way
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causing a nearby school to be locked down. deputies are trying to identify the man in this picture. if you recognize him, call the henderson county sheriff's office or crimestoppers. gabrielle: spartanburg county investigators are looking for a woman accused of spending thousands of dollars with a cloned credit card. deputies want your help identifying this woman. they say she stole the credit card information from an upstate law firm. the law firm says she spent more than $9,000 on a company card that had not been authorized. authorities think the same woman may be involved in a similar case in asheville. nigel: george coleman junior died yesterday at his home in travelers rest. his family owned george coleman ford just off highway 25 in travelers rest. coleman's father started the business in 1930. coleman junior served the company in a number of ways as owner, dealer principal, and chairman. a funeral service will be held noon saturday at greenville associate reformed presbyterian church. gabrielle: to show their patriotism, an upstate
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wanted a new american flag for their school. so they write a letter to th congressman. wyff news 4's patrick hussion shows us what happened next. patrick: south carolina congressman trey gowdy has been very busy on the campaign trail with senator marco rubio as he endorses him for president. but today, a new focus, as he delivers a brand new flag to the kids here at paris elementary school. rep. gowdy: i am going to present this flag on behalf of of all members of the south carolina delegation. patrick: congressman howdy was back in his district by the request of a few dozen kindergartners here at paris elementary. their teacher, jennifer snow, taught her class about the american flag back in september. she says her students wanted to show their patriotism and they wanted a new flag for the school. so along with their teacher, they decided to write congressman gowdy a letter to ask for a new one. and he delivered -- literally --
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rep. gowdy: : is flag flew on top of the capital on november the 11th, 20156. patrick: today, many of the kids were decked out in red, white and blue, and got to ask questions as well. like what's your favorite food, and do you love red? rep. gowdy: do i love red? i love garnet. patrick: congressman gowdy has spent some time on the national stage as of late, putting his support behind florida senator marco rubio. we asked him about rubio's debate performance last night, in the absense of front-runner donald trump. rep. gowdy: i thought he would've added something last night. i would've wanted to hear from him. he's been really, r rlly successful without taking any advice from so i'm going to be reluctant to give any advice to mr. trump. i thought marco did really really well. he's a brilliant debater. he speaks in hopeful aspirations, which appeals to me. patrick: a few pictures and handshakes, then gowdy was on his way. a short time later, teachers and
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outside to bring down the old, faded flag and to raise the new flag where it will fly high over , the school, just as it flew high over washington d.c. in taylors, patrick hussion, wyff news 4. nigel: soon people across the world will be able to see clemson's campus without ever stepping foot in tigertown. more on a special project at clemson. it mandy: memorial stadium is well known by fans and alumns, but people who don't live close to south caroly r see it. until now. death valley and several other places on campus are now part of a virtual reality project with google. it's called google expeditions. a special camera was sent to the creative services department at clemson university. with it, a team took 12 panoramic 360 degree pictures of campus and sent those back to
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each shot. it'll be part of an app that'll be downloaded and used in classrooms. it'll also eventually be available for download from the google play store. jesse godfrey was one of three who took the pictures for clemson. >> it's designed to work with google cardboard, which is a device that you can put an android device into, and create sort of a virtual reality headset. and within that, they'll be able to be immersed in these panoramic shots of campus, and also be able to read a little bit of information about them. mandy: godfrey says the team tried to show as much of campus as possible from each vantage point, including tillman hall, bowman field, sikes hall, and memorial stadium. the project is still in the testing phase. there's no timeline yet on when it'll be available to the public. mandy gaither, wyff news 4 4n clemson. gabrielle: an nfl star returned
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hendersonville today. sam gaston won a super bowl with the baltimore ravens. today he returned to hendersonville high school to present the school with a golden football. this is happening all around the country as part of the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the super bowl. >> i wanted to show that football is important to the community. it definitely helps people. the nfl has brought a light to the importance of it in the communitgabrielle: more than 2,000 high schools and roughly 3,000 players and coaches will be recognized this season. nigel: coming up, the obama administration confirms for the first time that major classified information was contained in emails on hillary clinton's private home server. nigel: live shot down clemson boulevard in anderson. light sunshine and winds and
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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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gabrielle: commitment 2016 coverage. ppening now, the obama administration has confirmed for the first time that hillary clinton's unsecured home server contained top secret information. officials say 22 of the emails contained closely guarded secrets and required one of the highest levels of classification. no word on the substance of the emails or if clinton sent any herself. the democratic presidential frontrunner has insisted that she never sent or received classified information on her
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nigel: republican presidential front-runner donald trump taking a victory lap in new hampshire after sticking out -- skipping o ut on last night''s gop debate. gabrielle: his rivals in iowa are making the last-minute pitch to caucuses. sally kidd has more. sally: the campaigns are in overdrive, hitting multiple cities with back-to-back events, trying to persuade caucus-goers to show up for monday. while the rest of the field focuses on iowa--. trump: i don't have to campaign anymore. why am i wasting my time? sally: donald trump kludge new hampshire for a day of campaigning, including attacking his closest rival, using an offensive term using a beast born june on -- babies born to non-citizen parents. cruz made the rounds in rural iowa to accuse trump of
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sen. cruz: it's easy to come to iowa and sodo as trump did -- next week he might have a different position. sally: marco rubio and others appealed for support across the hawkeye state. polls show some iowa republicans remain undecided or say they could change their mind. >> for those that haven't decided, tick tock, tick tock. >> for those of you still you. sen. sanders: it is our campaign large voter turnout. sally: and the turnout will be key. analysts say the iowa caucus has traditionally been a good predictor how well democrats will do, but a poor predictor of how things will shake out for the republican candidate.
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nigel: sally, thank you very much. joining us now live in the studio is senator tim scott. thank you very much for joining ussen. scott: it's great to be back with you. nigel: one of the issues facing south carolina is the plan to close guantanamo bay. president obama even brought up during the statetell me why this is an issue you are fighting. sen. scott: we need to make sure no domestic location sees any terrorist coming to a place near us. think of it this way, if the president is successful at breaking the laws of our country and dissenting 50 -- and sentding the world's worst terrorists to south carolina, very 30-40 minute flight away from greenville. there is a target on our back. this is within 13 schools, churches, within 2 minutes.
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president is pushing for it. three sites --south carolina, leavenworth, and colorado. if congress refuses to work with the president, he says he will look for another wanigel: congressman trey gowdy has endorsed marco rubio. bush. henry messer just yesterday endorsed donald trump. senator tim scott is endorsing? sen. scott: trey gowdy -- i have a feeling he will not accept my endorsement. nigel: i know it. [laughter] nigel: you have held town halls across the state. you got to know the candidate, you brought to them to the peoplewhy have you not made a choice yet? sen. scott: i have been sharpening my pencil, putting it on paper, and looking at the
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if i endorse, i want to make sure there is a single candidate better than the rest. nigel: finally, just hours ago we talked about it, the obama administration confirmed hillary clinton's unsecured home server contained some closely guarded secrets, included material requiring highest levels of classification. this information, your thoughts on it? sen. scott: very unsettling. very thing that is clear, hillary clinton has not been honest with the american people about what has transpired on that home server. this is not good news for the country, period. nigel: senator scott, thanks for joining us live in the studio. sen. scott: it was good to be with you. >> now your live super doppler 4 hd weather forecast. john: satellite picture in radar showing high-essure to the northwest. we squeezed out some flurries as
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also along the tennessee-north carolina line. but that was about it. the clouds dissipated quickly. plenty of sunshine, but the wind made it feel much colder in the mountains.you can see the trees and branches swaying back and forth. a live shot in asheville. even with bright sunshine and the northwest when gusting at 35 miles per hour. 35 in boone. 47 in hendersonville. 49 in franklin. in the upstate, it warms up nicely. fairly low community levels. we warmed up pretty quickly. 60 in laurens. 61 in abbeville and clemson. 58 in dakoa. the winds are the strong winds into the central mountains in particular. a result of the southwest and greenwood. -- a breeze out of the southwest and greenwood.
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out of ashevillehumidity levels only 37% in asheville. with down sloping winds, humidity only 13% in downtown greenville. very dry air in place. 48 in in greensboro. 58 in wilmington. low 60's on the beaches of south carolina. cold front passed on by. lake affect snow showers into the northeast. canada. another trailing cold front means the system out west. a lot of rain in california with snow in the sierra nevada range to the cascades of washington and nice big warmup in the plains. 74 in oklahoma, 76 in dallas. a piece of this air is going to move eastbound across us as our cold height to the east. only 16 in sault ste. marie michigan. high-pressure moving away, which means winds will shift on the
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clouds will be on the increase on sunday. some cloudiness, but milder temperatures expected on sunday. this front will affect us early next week. overnight tonight, clear skies, light winds, low 31 in the upstate. diminishing winds in the upstate. bright sunshine and a pleasant afternoon. high 61 degrees. than a milder afternoon. instead of 40's for high, how about over 50's? it is going to feel a lot more comfortable. partly sunny on sunday. we keep it mild next week. the best chance of rain next week will be into tuesday night. umbrella winner for tonight, congratulations to and smith from travelers rest. gabrielle: coming up in news 4 your health. we take e closer look at the zika virus.
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know. 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,
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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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carol: in tonight's 4 your health, a doctor tells us there is in south carolina at least one suspected case of a child born with a birth defect caused by the zika virus. if you're pregnant, or if you plan to be soon, you need to learn all you can about this. it's a disease believed responsible for over 4,000 cases of microcephaly in brazil in less than a year. microcephaly is when a baby is born with a small brain and small head.
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this in south carolina after a pregnant woman traveled in an affected area in south america. doctors believe it's spread by mosquitoes who bite an infected human and then bite another person. one of the two species of mosquitoes involved is common in the southeastern united states. >> i honestly believe that this is something that is coming here. we can probably keep it to a fairly low-grade infection in terms of the number of individuals. but i don't think it's going to bypass us. it's just moving much too fast for that and the preventive measures are so difficult to accomplish at this point. it's really mosquito control and protection against mosquito bites. carol: those measures include -- staying inside to avoid mosquito bites in spring and summer. get rid of any mosquito breeding grounds near your home. even a cup of water left outside can be a problem. use insect repellent when you go out. if you are pregnant, you might want to talk to your doctort that. keep arms and legs covered. try to avoid areas where
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these recommendations are crucial for women who are or hope to be pre they're especially important in the firs the virus is usually much milder in other adults and children -- muscle aches, fever and inflamed eyes. doctor trofatter has much more to say about what we do and don't know about the zika virus. to see the entire interview, go to wyff4.com. the world health organization said thursday that the zika by risk is spreading explosively. at a special meeting in geneva today, w.h.o. director-general dr. margaret chan said the virus was becoming much more of a threat. the w.h.o. said the americas could see up to 4 million cases of zika in the next year. she also noted the possible relationship between zika infections and guillain-barre syndrome, which can cause temporary paralysis. i'm hanging out with scooby doo. its one of the trucks here at this weekend
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coming up. 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
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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. i'm bernie sanders, and i approve this message. a big show... at the bon secours gabrielle: a big show at the bon secours wellness arena. and it's not just for boys. we'll introduce you to the newest girl on the track at monster jam. nigel: plus continuing coverage tonight out of charlotte. the panthers pride is still going strong as fans keep pounding to cheer on their team ahead of superbowl 50.
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