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disavowed david duke, and i disavowed him the day before at a major news conference, which is surprising, because he was at the major news conference. cnn was at the major news conference, and they heard me very easily disavow david duke. now, i go and i sit down again, i have a lousy earpiece that is provided by them. and frankly, he talked about groups, he also talked about groups. i have no problem with disavowing groups. nigel: tomorrow is super tuesday. polls show donald trump is ahead in most states, including georgia. carol: other presidential candidates are working the campaign trail today, ahead of super tuesday tomorrow. marco rubio was in atlanta with governor nikki haley. there, he took aim at frontrunner donald trump. >> the american economy is not a real estate deal or a scam. the american economy is not run by the president or the government, it's run by our people, and we have to make it easier for them. and i have shown the voters, i have given the voters
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not talking points, not platitudes, not slogans, real ideas. carol: rubio also spoke about his plans for a first day in office. he says he will spend that day repealing every executive order president obama issued. nigel: laurens county sheriff ricky chastain will seek re-election this year. chastain will be running in the republican primary on june 14th. if elected, it would be the 47-year-old's fifth term. chastain joined the laurens county sheriff's office 26 years ago. carol: laurens county's coroner announced he'll seek re-election this year, as well. coroner nick nichols is a 34-year veteran in the coroner's office. nigel: let's talk about the weather. a live look outside, what's happening on haywood road and 385. look at that blue sky. carol: it looks warm, doesn't it? chief meteorologist john
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john, you say it will change? john: the cold front behind me will affect us, but not until tomorrow night. temperatures right now in the 70's in the upstate, mid-to-upper 60's in the mountains. very mild. tomorrow will be mild, as well. he southwesterly wind, but the front will come through tomorrow night into wednesday morning. we may see the front push through this way. we may see leftover snow showers tomorrow night into wednesday morning. the front, when it comes through tomorrow afternoon, will produce scattered showers. a chance of showers and thunderstorms tomorrow night across the area. right now, it does not look like anything severe, but we will watch it closely. the prediction center has the severe weather to our west tomorrow afternoon and night. now back to you. carol: greenville county solid waste will no longer accept glass as a recyclable product. this is due to changes in the recycling marketplace. officials say they no longer have a place to take glass to be recycled. they add that these changes are
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just in greenville county. the county will continue to accept plastic recyclables. for a complete list of convenience center and drop-off locations, you can find it on our website and mobile app. nigel: coming up, the 88th oscars are in the books. see highlights from last night's awards ceremony. aly: keep your eyes on the skies. this could be the next plane to
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carol: the 88th annual academy mix of expected and unexpected winners. us a wrap-up of the highlights from hollywood. >> "spotlight." jennifer: the title described the moment. the newspaper drama "spotlight," the center of attention, a surprise oscar winner for best picture. >> this film gave a voice to survivors, and this oscar amplifies that voice. jennifer: best picture favorite "the revenant" still won big, best director honors for alejandro inarritu for the second year in a row. >> i can't believe this is happening. jennifer: and a first career oscar for leonardo dicaprio as best actor. >> i thank you all for this amazing award tonight. let's not take our planet for granted. i do not take tonight for granted.
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"room"'s brie larson, completing her domination of award season. you to the moviegoers. thank you for going to the theater to see our film. i appreciate it. jennifer: best supporting actress went to first-time nominee alicia vikander for "the danish girl," while "bridge of spies"' mark rylance pulled an upset for supporting actor, beating out heavy favorite sylvester stallone. >> if you ever wondered about acting with tom hanks, would it help? the answer's clearly yes. jennifer: "mad max: fury road" took home the most oscars, six overall, all in technical categories. >> we're not saying who must win. jennifer: before the show, demonstrators blocks away protested the academy's lack of diversity. >> otherwise known as the white people's choice awards. >> the subject was also on host chris rock's mind, on a night when the spotlight was on the movie industry's best. jennifer bjorklund, nbc news, hollywood. carol: while leonardo dicaprio broke through with his first oscar after four previous nominations,
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came away empty-handed. nigel: despite receiving her eighth nomination for best original song, "til it happens to you," which lady gaga performed last night, warren lost to sam smith's "the writing's on the wall." that's the tune from the most recent james bond film, "spectre." michael: coming up all-new at 6:00, a baby and the firefighters who helped get her here. >> almost every scene you see on the news, in the back, there's fireman walking around in the uniforms at that call, whether it be a shooting or something that has to do with ems, or anything and everything. animal removal, fixing old ladies' pipes, tons of stuff the fire department are called out to do, and a lot of folks don't know what we do.
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a mom give birth and the guys at , the wade hampton fire department did just that. how it happened, and how the baby is doing now. that's next at 6:00, right here on wyff news 4. nigel: coming up in our consumer watch if you're planning on , visiting disneyland or disneyworld this summer, depending on when you go, you could be paying a lot more, or a lot less. carol: plus, just in case you missed it, see what some are calling one of the most incredible basketball performances of all time, and the buzzer-beater 3 point shot. john: a live shot looking down clemson boulevard, bright
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carol: a man who stocked and secretly shot nude videos of erin andrews testified he did it because he needed money. andrews is testifying in court. we are taking a live look right now. >> i think i probably, for my
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e-mails from her and they were details of where it was. i think i asked her a year and a half ago to stop. i needed it to stop. it's on the internet now. i have been told it will be on the internet until i die. carol: erin andrews testifying in court. a lot of the pictures that were allegedly taken of her and it up on the internet, and as you heard, many of them are still there. she has filed a $75 million lawsuit against the owner and manager of a hotel. one of the boston bomber's past -- one of the boston bombers passed the u.s. citizenship test
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months before the bombings. tamerlan tsarnaev died in a shootout with police days after the 2013 bombings. three people were killed, and more than 260 were wounded. no errors were found in the processing of his application, and no warnings were ever raised. tsarnaev and his brother dzhokhar detonated two pressure-cooker bombs at the finish line. dzhokhar tsarnaev was sentenced to death for his role in the bombings. nigel: a new york state prison guard, who provided tools to two prison escapees, has been sentenced. gene palmer pleaded guilty to three of the original five charges against him. the suspended corrections officer admitted to smuggling hacksaw blades and other items to convicted murderer richard matt. today, a judge sentenced palmer to 6 months in jail, and a fine of $5,000. last year, richard matt and david sweat escaped from the clinton correctional facility. while on the run, matt was shot and killed by police, and sweat was captured. apple is reportedly weeks away from releasing a new iphone and ipad.
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apple will debut a new phone and tablet on march 21st. the long-rumored 4-inch iphone se is said to have a faster chip than current iphone models. the new ipad pro is said to have a 9.7-ch screen, and a handful of new features. apple is reportedly also releasing new versions of the apple watch on that day. the release would come one day before apple is scheduled to meet with the fbi about a motion that would require the company to unlock a phone of one of the san bernardino shooters. carol: missouri senator claire mccaskill wants to outlaw so-called hidden resort fees. those are the non-optional fees hotels charge for such things as the swimming pool, gym, or even newspapers. mccaskill's proposed legislation would force hotels to reveal all resort fees when advertising a room rate. she says hidden resort fees nickel and dime consumers to death, much like the seat assignment and bag fees that
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nigel: it's february 29th. that means it's leap day. several companies are offering deals to celebrate this extra day. if you're a leap day baby, pizza hut will give you a free one-topping personal pan pizza with your carry-out. hard rock cafe will give you a free entree from a special menu, and mcalister's will give you a free cookie. even if you're not a leap day baby, krispy kreme is offering buy one dozen doughnuts, get a dozen original glazed for $2.29. several hotels and travel companies are also offering leap day promotions. disneyland and disney world are starting demand-based pricing. basically, here's how it will work. the resorts will charge three different prices, depending on the time of year, for a single day park ticket. a value one-day pass at disneyland monday through
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in session, will drop to $95. a regular pass for most weekends and summer weeks rises to $105. the price will then shoot up to $112 on peak days. that includes most of december, spring break weeks, and july weekends. carol: and also, for leap day only, arby's is offering up the company's first-ever meatless menu alongside its regular menu. the vegetarian menu is available today only, and is essentially arby's signature sandwich lineup, minus the meats that make them sandwiches. nigel: now to what some are saying is the most incredible basketball play of the season so far. not only did golden state warrior and last year's mvp steph curry break his own three-point season record over the weekend, but he did it with a shot 38 feet away from the basket, with only seconds left in the game, to win the game. you have to see this.
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decide not to use it. steph curry from way downtown. bang! bang! what a shot from curry! with 0.6 of a second remaining. nigel: i am so happy he paid attention to all those tips i gave him back in the day. the buzzer-beater tied curry with greats like kobe bryant for the nba's game record of 12 three-point buckets in one night. and did we mention, it's only february? >> now, your live super doppler 4 hd weather forecast. john: what a shot. take a look at this. what a shot from the satellite picture, few clouds to be seen across the carolinas and northeastern georgia. high, thin cirrus clouds come in late tonight, most likely around sunrise. a live shot looking over lake hartwell, absolutely beautiful
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gorgeous with bright sunshine. we will start cooling down a little bit, but that won't take place until we get into tomorrow afternoon especially tomorrow night. 50 six in boone, mid 60's and asheville. low 70's in the upstate, northeastern georgia, same story. 72 in greenville, 71 in anderson, 71 in greenwood. beautiful weather. a nice breeze out of the southwest in the upstate, and through northeastern georgia at 5-15 miles per hour. in northwest wind at five-15 miles per hour in the northern and central mountains. humidity remains low, 25% and asheville, 26% in clemson, 29% in spark or. regionally, 75 in columbia. a sea breeze keeping temperatures down along the beaches. 63 at myrtle beach, 61 in hilton head.
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atlanta, 71 in raleigh. the storm system out here, with a low right here. snow behind the system through the dakotas, rain changing to snow through the panhandle of nebraska. snow into the northern rockies. the cold front will move like this. it will put -- it will push through our area tomorrow night, could give us thunderstorms tomorrow night. i am hoping they will not be severe. the prediction center thinks most of the energy will be west of us through tomorrow afternoon and evening, and they don't have us under the gun, but we will watch that closely. best chance of severe thunderstorms will be tomorrow evening in the southwestern mountains of north carolina and north georgia. after that, it will be dark enough, we will lose the instability and hopefully, we will lose the severe weather before it gets in here from the west. look how cold it is along the u.s.-canadian border. to the south, the map looking more like march.
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that will be nice. headed toward spring is a good feeling. clear and chilly tonight, low 44 in the upstate. clear and cold tonight in the mountains, overnight low 36. tomorrow, increasing cloudiness but mild in the upstate, scattered showers. high 66. upper 50's to low 60's in the mountains with scattered afternoon showers and maybe thunderstorms late in the southwestern bounds of north carolina and north georgia. showers and thunderstorms likely tomorrow night with the cold front. it passes by, sunshine and cooler, high 56 in the upstate. a fast-moving system comes in thursday afternoon and evening and we cool down, but dry out in time for the weekend. nigel: leonardo dicaprio's oscar gold sets a twitter record. according to twitter trackers, his best actor win generated more than 440,000 tweets per minute last night. that makes it the most-tweeted minute of an oscars telecast ever. the previous record was owned by ellen degeneres' star-studded selfie.
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moment was when "spotlight" scored the win for best movie. carol: a mother and a community are resting easy just days after a missing boy was found safe. the remarkable rescue is all thanks,to an unlikely hero. three-year-old eli alcock of florein, louisiana, went missing tuesday night. police and community joined in to look for the little boy. then, a hunting dog named honey stepped up to the task, and used his keen sense of smell to track down eli about an hour into the search. honey's owner says he is thrilled his dog was able to find the boy, and that he was nervous, because honey has only sniffed out deer in the past. >> the pressure is on, because you are asked to come perform something that you have never done before. carol: eli's mother says the toddler doesn't remember much about what happened that night, but she does plan to tell him, when he's older, how honey saved his life. aly: this lockheed martin plane could be the next one to train
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nigel: lockheed martin's t-50 plane is in the running to replace the u.s. air force's current training jet. so what does that mean for the upstate? wyff news 4's aly myles explains, with an inside look. aly: for more than 50 years, the us air force has trained their pilots on the t-38. now, it's time for a change. >> the t38 has served us well, but i'm 60, and it's 50. if it feels as bad as i do, it needs to go take a break. aly: that's where this comes in. this is lockheed martin's t-50a. >> it's a great opportunity. it's been flying for 100,000 hours. we've trained over 1000 pilots already. aly: it's in the running to become the new jet to train u.s. air force pilots. >> the goal is to train like you fight. so the t-50a can allow the pilot to be trained, and step right into the f35 and f22. aly: if it's chosen, the final assembly will happen right here in greenville. >> if we're chosen by the air force for this, it'll be great for people here in south carolina. talking probably 200 plus jobs. aly: but before those pilots train here, they'll have to start here.
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safe way for pilots to get the initial feel, to learn the switchology and systems, and take it to the next level when they get in the cockpit and actually fly the airplane. aly: they even let me try. >> right now, your speed is you one. need about 120 more. aly: a word of advice, >> push it to the right. notice, it is falling below the whole of -- the horizon. aly: if you don't like small planes, >> push it more to the right, and release the pressure. ooooh, don't like that. notice, notice that it's starting to fall below the horizon line. aly: the good news, though, >> how's that? >> thank you. aly: i will not be taking anyone's job anytime soon. you can keep that. aly: i landed, everybody made it. >> absolutely. aly: aly myles, wyff news 4, at lockheed martin.
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by the end of 2017. thanks for joining us at 5:30. news 4 at 6:00 with michael and carol starts now. >> live, local, breaking news. this is wyff news 4 at 6:00 in high definition. carol: college students killed in a devastating crash. test results show three of the four had a blood-alcohol level above the upper limit -- above the legal limit. michael: tonight, their school is hoping that the new developments send a message to the campus. carol: wyff news 4's mike mccormick is live and local in spartanburg. mike? mike: the spartanburg county coroner now says alcohol was an indirect part of the students' cause of death. that crash happened in october, on 4th street near boiling springs. 5 usc upstate students were in the car. only one survived. some of the victims' families didn't want the blood alcohol content released, so the coroner asked the state's attorney general for guidance. according to the ag's opinion.
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, should be protected medical records, but he says coroners aren't regulated by the privacy law. according to the toxicology results, the car's driver, and two of the other students who died, had a blood alcohol content higher than the legal limit. >> i'm hoping that, with the release of these toxicology reports, that this will bring a greater awareness to our campus and our students, so that they know things can happen to them, but not everybody is immune to horrible things that can happen, and that they will maybe think just one little bit more. mike: usc upstate requires every incoming students goes through alcohol education programs. mike mccormick, wyff news 4, live in spartanburg. michael: now to a double murder suspect to cut through his ankle bracelet and is on the run.
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away last week. now, the bonding company that put up the bail money has two teams of bounty hunters looking for the suspect. wyff news 4's tim waller is here with the story. tim: michael, the suspect is 24-year-old bradford hester williams. greenville county deputies consider him armed and dangerous. williams is accused of killing two men in the parking lot of bugatti grand nightclub on thanksgiving morning in 2014. williams was arrested and jailed on the charges, but court records show, a month and half after his arrest, circuit court judge edward w. miller granted williams a $200,000 bond. he was ordered to wear a gps monitoring bracelet like this one, which deputies say he removed last thursday when he escaped. today, a spokesman for the bonding company, which will be out $200,000 if williams isn't captured, said he thought, with a double murder charge, there would have been no bond. he said they've dispatched two teams of bounty hunters to help track down williams, adding the suspect's family is distraught,

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