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that stayed on the inside with him, and they called him smiley because it always looked like he was smilin' at you. geoff: the cause of the fire is still under investigation. in greenville county now, officals are investigating a single-car fatal wreck. the greenville county coroner says 27-year-old benjamin charles cruey of easley was driving west on saluda dam road near oba road early this morning, when he ran off the left side of the road in a curve hit a large boulder and , overturned. the coroner says cruey died from blunt force trauma and was pronounced dead on the scene. a greenville county school bus was involved in a crash this morning. school officals say there were nine students from fork shoals elementary school on the bus when it got rear-ended on higway 25 near clark road. no students were injured in the crash, but the bus driver was transported by ems to be checked out, andndhe driver of the car was injured and airlifted to the hospital. their injuries are unkown at this time. cathy williams lives on highway
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second accident there this week. she says this one was serious. >> i called a neighbor of ours and she told me they were getting ready to airlift the victim, and all i could think about, dear lord, please just let this person be ok, and i did watch them put them in the helicopter so i did get to see that. and i'm just praying they will be ok. geoff: williams says the car had gone underneath the back of the bus. she said she believes the car was going too fast. turning now to commitment 2016, it's the last-minute scramble in south carolina for candidates to get your vote. the gop presidential candidates altogether have at least 20 events planned today in south carolina. we have all their visits to the upstate listed for you on our mobile app, including marco
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we will hear from tim waller coming up in a few minutes. he is live event for jeb bush in greenville county. donald trump is taking on the pope. the pope as he defended his proposal to build a wall at the u.s.-mexico border, something the pope said isn't christian. stance. >> the vatican has an awfully big wall. >> but people come and go in the vatican. >> and they will do that with the wall. geoff: the pope as he defended his proposal to build a wall at the u.s.-mexico border, something the pope said isn't christian. but amid the holy war of words, democrats had their own bickering battle over their credentials at a their own town hall on msnbc and telemundo. the battle between clinton and sanders comes as a fox news poll now shows bernie sanders leading hillary clinton for the
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44%. franklin graham is chiming in on what the pope and donald trump had to say. on facebook, graham wrote, i agree that as christians we should try to build bridges with everyone that we possibly can, but that doesn't mean that we should compromise our national security. graham also said other candidates besides trump support the idea of building a wall. he ended his post by writing, my advice to the pontiff reach out and build a bridge to donald trump. who knows where he may be this time next year. so far, graham hasn't endorsed any candidates in this election year. as we mentioned, jeb bush is in the upstate today and he is at the kroc center and tim waller is there right now. tim? tim: geoff, i am at the kroc center in greenville and there
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crowd to see jeb bush, the presidential candidate, as well as his famous mother, barbara bush, and they are expected to be next few minutes. take a look at the crowd at the clock center. this is a 12:00 event and we expect the bus to roll in from spartanburg with jeb bush, barbara bush, and they will be delivering that campaign message. they were in spartanburg earlier at wade's restaurant, a large and enthusiastic crowd came out to support jeb bush for president on the gop ticket. lindsey graham, who endorsed jeb bush a little while ago, was there to get the crowd fired up. this into this -- >> i will give you a foreign policy test. how many people believe that putin is not our friend? how many people believe it would be a bad idea to let china deal with north korea to outsource our national security the china
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how many people believe that george w. bush was not responsible for 9/11? well, you past and our leading candidate is zero or three. -- 043. rim:tim: the latest polling, as you have probably mentioned, has him in fourth place in south carolina. he placed fourth in new hampshire, but he is looking to re-energize the campaign, starting with events like this. we will be covering him in the next few minutes and hopefully talking to him, as well as to barbara bush, to see with the campaign messages one day before the south carolina primary. tim waller wyff news 4 live in greenville. geoff: thank you. senator ted cruz and dr. ben carson share the stage last night at the bon secours wellness arena. the candidates urged the people to get out and vote for a candidate they say will rebuild
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>> we, the people, must stand up for who we are and what we believe in, in this county. >> and we are fed up with the damage and destruction coming from the corrupt politicians in washington. geoff: there were some voters at the event who haven't decided on a candidate. others said they hoped the convention would help their choice a little easier. many are expecting a large voter turnout for the republican primary tomorrow, but some are getting a head start in voting today in south carolina. the noel, nevada's democratic caucuses tomorrow and hillary clinton a bernie sanders are hoping for a forward nudging what is becoming a neck and neck competition. and just a reminder for you, wyff news 4 is your home for political coverage. tomorrow night, as soon as the polls close at 7:00,we'll bring you the election results, right here on wyff 4 and on our mobile app. you can also watch n.b.c.'s lester holt reporting from south
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tonight, ahead of the primary. beginning at 6:30.. in other news at noon a person , is recovering after being caught in the crossfire of a shooting in greenville county. it happened on butler avenue yesterday afternoon. police say one person was injured by shattered glass. officers say gunshots were fired from two different cars. right now, nobody is in custody. the spartanburg county coroner's office says a 55-year-old from north carolina has died after a fall earlier this week. ronnie lee hall was a contract worker at bmw. officals say hall was taken to spartanburg regional medical center after falling on the job, where he later died. a couple of suspects accused of killing a teen in ththupstate were apparently more concerned about cameras than the courtroom. >> yeah, i got a question. what these cameras for? >> it's the news media. >> the news media? what's up, y'all? you can follow me on twitter follow me on instagram,
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geoff: talking about social media. albert taylor is accused of shooting 17-year-old kejuan brown at tri-city lanes in easley wednesday night. jamari fair, dennis gibbs and a fifteen-year-old are also charged in the case. police say the group went to the bowling alley to fight after an argument over social media. in north carolina now, a pilot died in a small plane crash yesterday on his way back from daytona, florida. the plane went down in wooded area in marshville in union county. authorities told our affiliate in charlotte that 68-year-old , james cook of lexington north carolina died in the crash. he was on his way home after dropping off the passenger when he reported engine trouble. the faa is expected to begin its investigation later today. turning to sports now, happening tonight, the greenville swamp rabbits have two themes for their game against the south carolina stingrays. tonight is heroes night and
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secours wellness arena. they'll be recognizing several local businesses and leaders in greenville, as well as recognizing and honoring several local heroes for their bravery and courage in the line of duty. the players will also have one of a kind jerseys auctioned off and the money will be given to charity. >> one of a kind jerseys, we haven't had these before and we probably wont have them again. it'll be a different design at some point. this is actually the very first specialty jersey with the swamp rabbits logo, so it's kind of the first time you can ever actually take one of these home. geoff: the puck drops on the ice at the bon secours the serena at 7:00. good-looking jerseys. still to come, mcdonald's is expanding its breakfast menu, but you'll have to travel pretty far to enjoy the meal. dale: you don't have to go far to enjoy pretty weather.
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announcer: you are watching live, local breaking news with geoff hart, and weather with meteorologist dale gilbert. this is wyff news 4 at noon, in
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justice antonin scalia observed court. today, the nation pays they respect to one of the most influential and at times controversial supreme court justices. pete williams has more from outside the susueme court. pete: justice antonin scalia will find repose the rest of the day in the great hall of the supreme court building. his casket arrived earlier today, carried inside by supreme court police officers, as nearly 100 of justice scalia's former clerks stood on the marble steps acting as honorary pallbearers. president obama will be here later today to pay his respect in the supreme court is open to the public today for those who want to file him a pass and say that final goodbyes. tomorrow, the funeral at the basilica of the national shine of the immaculate conception washington, where vice president joe biden will attend, and they will honor justice scalia. president obama may announce his choice of a nominee as early as
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pete williams nbc news at the supreme court. geoff: the so called affluenza teen is in court today. ethan coach will appear before a judge in fort worth, texas, who will decide whether his case will be transferred to an adult court system. couch had been on probation for a fatal drunken-driving crash that killed four people. his attorney argued that he had been coddled by his parents and suffered from affluenza. late last year, couch and his mom took off to mexico after the 18-year-old allegedly put his probation at risk by appearing on video at a party. take a look at this. no, this isn't lava flowing from this mountain. it's just an illusion. it's called fire wall, and it only happens around this time of year. it's really just the angle of the sun during a few weeks in february. when it does happen, photographers flood to yosemite to take pictures. the story of a missing dog in pennsylvania has a happy ending.
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retruever, was reported missing -- golden retriever was reported , missing on monday and was rescued out of a 15-foot hole two days later. this is video the alpha fire company posted to their facebook page of the rescue. skye's owner tired to get help finding her dog by posting , photos on social media. those photos were shared thousands of times, but no one spotted skye. however, when the owner was searching wednesday morning, she could hear the dog barking from inside of the hole. firefighters managed to pull the dog up to safety. skye was taken to a vet to get checked out and now she is back home. apparently, doing well. always nice to report good stories. as a checked the numbers on wall street, the dow jones down 25 points, the nasdaq going the other way, up 17, and s&p 500 down a couple. allen's next film. it plans a nationwide release for the untitled romantic comedy
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eisenberg and kristen stewart. it will open in theaters this summer, and then be available exclusively on amazon prime. mcdonald's is testing out its own version of a southern classic, chicken and waffles. mcdonald's confirmed it is testing the chicken mcgriddle, a chicken and pancake breakfast sandwich in ohio. the sandwich is essentially a mcchicken with maple-flavored pancakes in place of the nororl buns. the testing locations will experiment with two prices, $1.49 and $2. >> now, your live super doppler 4 hd forecast. dale: good afternoon. on this beautiful friday, we remember that snow we had last friday, well, look at today. sunday and hendersonville from champion hills golf course. a breeze out of the south of 14. wind started out of the northeast and has shifted to the south.
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skies, calm and 51 degrees expected to climb to the mid to upper 50's for the upstate this afternoon. dry today and just about cloudless. we will see more clouds filled in tomorrow and maybe a chance of showers by sunday afternoon. 49 in asheville, 51 and franklin, upper 50's in elberton. anderson at 52. a few other communities same 53 in walhalla, 52 in easley. upper 50's are typical this time and looks like we will do just that. freezes out of the south at five to 10 plus and breezy or in north carolina. average 57, today's projected high, 57 so a typical day for this time in february. 75 is the record reset two years ago in 2014 on today's dates. at the asheville airport, it was warm in the mountains when it got up to 72.
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see 52 to 55 today. high pressure keeping the southeast clear. pity cloudy in the mid-atlantic states and another front working its way south. it will start to impact at this weekend with more clouds. by sunday or sunday morning in the mountains, we start to see a few showers. after 3:00 4:00 in the upstate, we see showers. looks like monday, tuesday and wednesday is rainy and cooler weather by tuesday. today in the next couple of days, the nation's midsection on the southeast gets to enjnj above normal temperatures. if you are headed down to the beach, good news. 62 saturday, mostly cloudy on sunday and 68. enjoy some gorgeous weather. great weather for clemson in south carolina kicking off their home baseball season with games today. usc takes on albany and clemson takes on main. the asheville area was the
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into the low to mid 50's and then cool down overnight. tomorrow morning, not as cool as this morning with upper 30's to low 40's on saturday and upper 50's to low 60's for highs. by sunday, highs of 61 to 67 and a better chance of rain, monday, tuesday.
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geoff: back with our pet of the week. joining us is tom mccorkle, a volunteer with greenville huma society. i feel like i haven't seen you for a while. tom: i know. we got snow doubt. geoff: great to see you.
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had an honor for four years but too many pets. tom: they did the best thing they could do and turned him into us. this is jack. geoff: look over here. tom: great personality. he has only been with us a couple days. you can adapt him for $65 and he will be in our puppy room when you come up this afternoon. you can take jack on per $65 and he is already ready to go in a great little addition. geoff: acute lapdog. tom: perfect. geoff: vaccinations. tom: yes, and we went to plug our clinic. it is a faxing clinic. monday through friday -- it is our backs and, monday through friday from 9:00 to 12:00 in the operative and this services. there is a micro-chipping, with micro-chipping, they put a chip
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it helps people find their pets if they get lost. personally, i have had a cat that i found and a dog that i found that were operating in the neighborhood and i could take them in the we were able to get the chip scanned and got them back with their owners. geoff: that is important. usually about $25. tom: well worth it to do that. you just have to it a couple of minutes, but we also offer vaccinations, low-cost vaccinations, heartworm preventative medicine, free preventive medicine, all these things to keep your pet clean. all sorts of services, preventive services at the human society. geoff: bottom line, lots of reasons to visit the greenville humane society. tom: for sure.
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dale: friday afternoon, we have a couple of cute pictures. first is from concrete primary, mrs. brown and mrs. melinda's
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snowmen shirts. cute hats and snowmen shirts. the second is from skyland elementary. they said it was a miracle when snow came last friday, so they went out to enjoy it. mrs. lewis' first grade class caught snow angels -- cut snowflakes on their tongues and it was kind of one of those days last friday. geoff: what a difference a week makes. dale: beautiful today and warmer tomorrow with low 60's. great news for everybody going to the polls tomorrow. a lot of people are doing it today, early voting going on. sunday, that is a may start to see a chance of showers. it may come earlier in the mountains. by 4:00 in the mountains, -- in the upstate, showers. tuesday's high at 49. a good 20 degrees cooler than sunday. get outdoors this weekend. geoff: a lot of people will
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the lake. great weather to do it every once to get out to the swamp rabbit trail, do some running, biking. dale says it is perpetrated to get out and vote for the republican primary. the democratic primary the following saturday. you cannot vote in both, just a reminder. thank you for joining us at noon. great shot from our peace center skycam. lights, camera, access. do you think taylor swift is obnoxious. >> don't quiz me. >> i don't think people care about me or her in that way. >> the two sides of kanye. i'm billy bush. surprising. the behind the scenes outburst or the sincerity?
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adele she has a sense of humor about the grammy audio issues. >> we still love you. don't worry. i didn't ask you if you still loved me. >> and kanye releases more about the gamy celebration. >> and a little more about the parties. will the real kanye west please stand up? welcome to "access hollywood." his tantrums have become legendary. beneath the bravado, ego, mad genius, whatever you want to call it, another side that he rarely shows in public. yesterday, both were on display. look at that [ bleep ]. they took my [ bleep ] off snl. >> kanye lets loose. backstage at "snl." page six releases the audio of his tantrum where he reportedly drops the "f" bomb and reportedly called nbc staffers

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