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falls, a few flurries in anderson and pendleton earlier. caesars head, off and on snow showers. most areas in the northern and central mountains, the higher elevations of the mountains of north carolina have had half a foot of snow. these flurries are mainly in the upstate. snow showers in the mountains. 18 degrees in boone, 36 in spartanburg am a 30 six in greenville and anderson with snow flurries continuing. we may see a brief snow shower in the upstate, just a trace of snow. advisories, in the mountains. western north carolina, winter weather advisory continues for the mountains and along the tennessee line in east tennessee, a winter storm warning. the west facing slopes could see lots of snow. winter weather advisory from clayton to north of atlanta in northeast georgia. atlanta has had snow. when the system goes by, we are talking about dangerously cold wind chills.
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western north carolina and the north georgia mountains. windchill's could get as low as 15 degrees below zero. this goes until noon tomorrow, but the wind advisory will be reissued tomorrow night running until noon on thursday. cold across the area. dangerously cold. i will show you the numbers later on. now back to you. gabrielle: some areas of the western north carolina mountains have deep snow. others are bracing for dangerously low temperatures. live and local in hendersonville. mike? mike: i have on two pairs of gloves if that tells you anything. the later it gets, the colder it gets. the focus is on people who may not have heat or a place to live. >> we just want to make sure that people are safe. mike: shelters in asheville are operating on what's called "code purple," because the temperature is below 32 degrees. that means they're making room for more people. >> we're sleeping men in our
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and even into our dining room area. mike: on a regular day, the western carolina rescue ministry has room for 140 men, women, and children. last night, under code purple, they kept 162 people warm. the western carolina rescue ministry is the largest shelter in the city of asheville. it's growing right now, to make sure there are enough beds for everyone. work should be done, and the new sleep spaces should be ready, before this winter is over. until then, they're inviting in as many people as possible. >> our goal, along with the other shelters, along with the other agencies, along with the city of asheville and the police department, we've all made a commitment that we don't want anyone to freeze on the streets of asheville. mike: this afternoon, we talked with the man in charge of a shelter in hendersonville. he says he is expecting even
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those who have a home, but can't afford to keep it warm. the shelters are stocking up on supplies, blankets, making room for extra space and making sure they have extra food for the increase. mike mccormick, wyff news 4, live in downtown hendersonville. nigel: thanks, mike. when this winter weather hits, schools have to make the decision to close, delay, or stay open. gabrielle: wyff news 4's aly myles headed to buncombe county, where the decision affects thousands. aly: as our meteorologists will tell you, even when the roads look fine here, just a few miles over, it could be a totally different situation. >> we started studying things at 4:00 a.m., and there was a lot of ifs, whats, and what's going to happen? and today, it looks like we'll be able to go with the two-hour delay. aly: asheville city schools has a smaller district than buncombe county, but that doesn't mean their staff is local. >> we have a much smaller area, but at the same time, much of our staff lives in madison county or haywood county or whatever, so we took that into
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aly: buncombe county, on the other hand, the largest school district in western north carolina. too many icy spots in the mountains? then it's too unsafe to have school. both districts get folks on the roads at 4:00 a.m. to check out conditions. >> we try to make that decision before 5:30, before the buses get out there, because again, with 660 square miles, it's all we can do to make that decision, so we don't put folks in unsafe conditions. aly: parents say it's not always the easiest to work around, but worth it to keep students safe. >> that's good they do it for safety reasons. >> well, it's a little bit inconvenient, but if it's safer for the kids on the buses, then we have to do what we have to do. aly: aly myles, wyff news 4, in wnc. nigel: had to wyff4.com for the latest info on school makeup days. gabrielle: you can stay updated on our mobile app. and you can turn to our mobile app to keep an eye on the weather, track the storm, and get the latest on school
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be okay, especially these days. myra: while deputies have yet to find the driver of the white suv, they caught up with the three suspects who ran off. a sheriff's office spokesman says one of the suspects was injured during the arrest, and taken to the hospital. myra ruiz, wyff news 4, greenville county. nigel: now to commitment 2016. a live picture of polling places in new hampshire. that is behind us, where presidential primaries happening gabrielle: new hampshire is a white house. last grab for votes. sally kidd has more. sally: nigel and gabrielle, we are seeing one last push by the candidates and their campaigns in these final hours of voting. game time in the granite state. >> we voted for trump. we needed a change. >> i was going to vote for
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sally: candidates made a last >> i feel terrific. sally: appealing for v ves. >> i feel great. >> you plan to godsend vote? -- you plan to vote? knocking. sally: the final polls showing bernie sanders maintaining a double-digit lead over hillary clinton. republican donald trump holding onto a hefty lead with a close battle for second. >> we have to vote. you have to make this change. >> i do not think trump can win the presidency. he can't do it by insulting his way through it. >> i will continue to go as long as i have support.
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sitor. he escaped from a nearby farm. hampshire. results begin to trickle in a little after 7:00. in manchester, sally kidd, wyff news 4. nigel: we are four days away from the next republican debate, and it will be in greenville, right here. some of the candidates have scheduled campaign stops this week across the upstate. marco rubio, donald trump, and ted cruz all have events scheduled tomorrow, and jeb bush has a meet-and-greet scheduled for friday. for a complete list, check out our mobile app. gabrielle: this thursday, wyff 4 is teaming with the riley institute at furman university, for a commitment 2016 voter focus group with peter hart. this is an exclusive, live-streaming event that will take place in our wyff 4 studios. it will include upstate voters, who will weigh in on the upcoming first in the south presidential primaries. nationally known pollster peter hart works with national news
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todd at nbc news. you can watch this exclusive event on thursday, starting at 7:00 p.m., live-streaming on our wyff 4 app. nigel: here's a forward-thinking question for you. which of the 4 bottom-ranking candidates will be the first to drop out of the race after tonight's results in new hampshire? vote in our now poll on our facebook, twitter, or web page right now. here is a look at the results so far. the majority of you think carly fiorina will be the first to drop out, at 33%. we will keep this poll up up through tomorrow, then compare the results when and if someone suspends their campaign. gabrielle: just ahead, relief in sight for flint, michigan. remove lead-contaminated pipes from the city, just announced today. nigel: plus, president obama has submitted a new budget to congress. how much the president plans --
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>> political polarization is at a 20 year high. can the new president being unifying force? -- be a unifying force? john: a live look at anderson, a west wind gusting at 20 miles per hour. 30 six degrees with scattered flurries in the anderson area. a a uple brief, light snow showers. i will be right back. gabrielle: now, here's a look at your winning midday numbers in south carolina's education lottery, pick three, 4, 0, 7. i will do pick four, today. 8, 3, 4, 6.
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three, 4, 0, 7. nigel: a former greenville county deputy will avoid prison time after pleading guilty to misconduct. david hayes was asked -- accused of taking bribes and tipping off an illegal gambling operator about upcoming raids by law enforcement. hays pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor. the judge sentenced him to time served. in exchange, prosecutors dropped a felony charge of misconduct in office. >> i would call it just making bad decisions. he got into financial pressure. he made the wrong decisions. he got into bed with the wrong people. nigel: both hays and former
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july 2014, after an fbi investigation. smith pleaded guilty in december. he was put on probation, and banned from law enforcement. gabrielle: the proposal to close three pickens county elementary schools was just approved, 3-1, by the facilities committee. it will now go before the full board for a vote, the plan would send 600 students to dacusville elementary and middle, and also hagood and pickens elementary schools. the school district says the plan would save millions. before the full board votes, there will be three public input meetings with district officials tomorrow at 4:30 p.m., at a.r. lewis, holly springs, and ambler elementary schools. the full board is expected to vote on this proposal a week from today. nigel: right now, greenville water is warning customers of a phone scam. the customer service department ys they've gotten numerous reports from customers, saying they are getting calls from someone claiming to be a water employee. the person tells callers they are late on their payments, and looks for a way to get money from you. greenville water says they never
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information over the phone. anyone who gets a call like this should call greenville water or authorities immediately. to some national headlines now. president obama proposes a $4.1 trillion spending plan in his final white house budget. some of the highlights, $2.9 trillion of deficit reduction over 10 years, from health, tax, and immigration reforms, and other proposals, and $955 billion in deficit reduction from reducing tax benefits for high-income households. the republican-controlled congress can advance parts of the budget without approving the president's entire proposal. gabrielle: the mayor of flint, michigan, has unveiled an aggressive plan to remove lead-contaminated pipes from the city. she announced the $55 million "fast start plan" at a news conference this morning. flint public works employees will partner with the lansing board of water and light. the mayor says the project will start with the high-risk homes
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pregnant women. >> we will let the investigations determine who is to blame for flint's water crisis, but i'm focused on solving it. gabrielle: the project is expected to start later this month, and be completed in a year. >> now, your live super doppler 4 hd weather forecast. john: the winter weather advisory continues for the mountains of north carolina and north georgia. no advisories, watches, or warnings in the upstate, but we have scattered flurries and snow showers across the area. western carolina mountains, winter weather advisory continues overnight for early tomorrow morning. an additional midi 1-3 two maybe for inches of snow especially along the tennessee line. especially the high elevations and west facing slopes, the
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time doing it. back to north georgia, winter weather advisory for northern georgia, clayton, blue ridge, all the way down to canton. the northern suburbs of atlanta here come all the way back into the dalton-rome area and in atlanta, off and on lorries during the day today. -- flurries during the day today. we are dealing with dangerously cold wind chills in the mountains. this is north georgia. wind chill advisory from now until 10:00 a.m. thursday. wind chill advisory goes until noon tomorrow for tonight through noon tomorrow of the mountains of north carolina. tomorrow and run all the way through thursday. wind chills as low as 15 below zero. these pieces of energy coming in, a dip in the jet stream, look at the off and on flurries in atlanta to make an -- two the flurries moving into the columbia area right now. not much accumulation, but batches of heavier snow.
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showers around belton and honey a path in a little while. and in kirksey, south of greenwood, snow showers developing. rain changing to snow. you can see rain and snow showers and flurries scattered through the upstate into northeastern georgia and western north carolina with heavier snow in east tennessee, trying to go over the mountains. these are the storm reports. most areas, these are the top ones. eight inches on top of mounun mitchell, and northwest of, close to waynesville, seven inches of snow so far. 6.5 inches in madison county in marshall. seasonal bands right here, a live shot from woodruff road looking north. this is actually the snow showers coming down. the sum will -- the sun will come out from time to time, snow showers will move through. 18 in boone, with the wind
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look have strong the winds are. take a look at these wind chills. two degrees in boone, 14 degrees in asheville, 26 in greenville, 28 in anderson and ringwood. 27 in toccoa. 40 in columbia. colbert the deep south. -- cold through the deep south. overnight low 22 in the upstate, bitterly cold in the mountains with off and on snow showers likely. overnight low 17. tomorrow, sunny with a cold wind out of the west and 12-20 miles per hour and gusty. sunshine. it really cold in the mountains, leftover snow showers in the afternoon headed towards tennessee in the afternoon. thursday and friday, another out the weekend. maybe a winter storm sunday night into monday. umbrella winner, congratulations william henry from greer. michael: here's what we have school aged children are at risk 1000 of hunger in anderson
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volunteers are doing something about it. >> i think, it just breaks my heart to think a child cannot have something to eat on the weekend, and it makes them sharper. michael: it's a way to feed children in need, when they're not at school. we'll show you how you can help. that's next at 6:00, right here on wyff news 4. nigel: still to come in news 4 your health, the race is on to find out as much as we can about the zika virus. in a moment, the latest. gabrielle: and chipotle restaurants nationwide were back to normal,
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zika is mainly transmitted through mosquito bites. in rare cases, it can also be acquired sexually, and through blood transfusions. there is now growing concern that it may be passed through saliva and urine. >> at this point, it's really too early to know whether the detection in urine or saliva is going to be important. and i think, right now, our focus is on protecting pregnant women, and on trying to control the mosquito. carol: health officials say it will likely take years to develop an effective vaccine for zika. chipotle mexican grill is blaming sick employees for the two norovirus outbreaks the restaurant chain experienced last year. the fast-casual dining chain closed all of its restaurants nationwide for a few hours today, to hold a company-wide meeting to discuss food safety. it revealed sick employees are to blame for the norovirus outbreaks, and that tomatoes are the likely culprit behind the salmonella outbreak. the company says that's one reason it no longer dices tomatoes in its restaurants. representatives for chipotle are
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the e. coli outbreaks. the outbreaks of norovirus, salmonella, and e. coli last year resulted in hundreds of customers getting sick. marco rubio of putting fantasy issues. but is that an accurate statement? truth check puts it to the test. gabrielle: plus, an upstate school district is using a new grading system that will
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school students. nigel: a political ad, showing marco rubio caring more about fantasy football than isis. tonight's truth check on who's behind the ad. gabrielle: plus, in our continuing "8 issues, 8 weeks" coverage, today we look at the current political climate. how it has evolved over the current 2016 presidential race. nigel: brrr. some brave souls are about to take the plunge into the cold waters of lake hartwell, and it's all for a good cause. where the money will be going. >> you're watching live, local, breaking news. with nigel robertson, gabrielle komorowski, and the weather with chief urologist john cessarich. this is -- chief meteorologist john cessarich. this is wyff news 4 at 5:00. nigel: it's cold outside. giving you a live look outside.
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feel it. this is greenville skycam, you can see haywood road. gabrielle: all those cars, scrambling to get home and have a nice, warm home to go to, because john cessarich joins us now, and john, it will be cold. john: dangerously cold as we go overnight. for the next several days. weekend, we will get another surge of arctic air. the weekend will set the stage for a potential winter storm monday. or about that later on. right now, flurries. a couple brief light snow upstate. anderson, through do west, making their way into laurens and newberry. we have had snow showers back into north georgia. temperatures very cold. it has been snowing off and on with flurries in atlanta. do not expect accumulations. at least not in upstate and northern georgia.
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