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we'll keep the chance for showers in the forecast overnight. and with that rain, continuing through much of the day tomorrow, and on into wednesday, overall rain totals could range from 2-3 inches. as i mentioned, the main system arrives during the day on wednesday. we have isolated severe storms possible, most likely before lunchtime, a better chance of severe weather on wednesday, in the afternoon and evening for the midland and over to the coast. so we'll keep track on what's out there now and talk more about the forecast in a few minute scombls thank you. a memorial dedicated to this man , sparked a new battle over separation of church and state. it's not the man upsetting anyone. >> it's about the cross that was placed in his honor, the cross is embedded into the stone work here at the seneca water treatment plant, it's been there since he died there in a construction accident. 7 news reporter dave gordon talked to the group and his daughter. >>reporter: well, hey, there,
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employee, who fell to his death is surprised this an issue at all. she want this is cross to stay where sichlt but one group says it has no place on government property. at first glance, you can barely make it out. but it's there. a cross made of stone, placed in a wall on the patio outside of the seneca water treatment plant. >> it's a remembrance of his faith, and you know, how strong he was and how good of a person he was. >>reporter: the religious memorial was put there by the plant, to honor 54-year-old chuck keeler, who died on site 15 months ago. but now, a group has wrwrtten a let tore the city of seneca, calling for it to be removed. that doesn't sit well with keeler's daughter, ashley cantrell. >> at first, i was shocked and then i was just railly sad about it -- reallied sad about it. i think all of us as americans, we have the right to religious freedom. >>reporter: the freedom from
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cross on government property is unconstitutional l and also excludes other faiths. we spoke with the wisconsin group today. >> on behalf of a local person who feels excluded when their l local government decides to put up a cross that excludes them. the government doesn't just have to avoid endorsing disht has to avoid the appearance of endorsement. >>reporter: cantrell hopes the cross isn't removed. >> i would be outraged, i would feel like our rights were being taken away. >>reporter: and back here live, that organization tells me they were tipped off about this cross by season within the city limits of seneca. the city has not made a public statement about this issue, but city council will address it tomorrow in executive session during a city council meeting tomorrow night. live tonight in seneca, dave jordan, 7 news. thanks for looking into that tonight. putting cocaine on a child es tongue and then forcing them to watch dirty movies, this man,
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of doing to a child younger than 12. he also forced the child to use marijuana. the crimes happened in july of 2015. he is being held in the spartanburg county ke tension center on -- detention center on $200,000. thomas minor was on his front porch arguing with another man about taxes and minor started punching the victim and shot him three times with a pistol. these flowers were left on the dock of i a mother of four where she was found dead on sunday, she had been shot. family members tell us that she went to a movie on saturday night and never came home. sunday morning, police found her body at that dock, on -- so far, no arrests have been made. christine brown has been following developments all day and joining us live from the dock with more tonight, christine. >>reporter: we just learned from deputies and the pickens county
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the head. and then deputies say because of the lack of additional important information they are still homicide. now, i spoke to the family here earlier today when they were putting out flowers in her honor, they tell me they knew something was wrong around midnight that night when she never came home from the movies. and she hadn't reached out to them at that point. she was 35, she lived in townville, with her four kids. she was unfortunately found by those two fishermen who called the deputies, once deputies got here, they never found a weapon. so they talked to their neighbors and we talked to them as well. they say they never heard a gunshot or saw anything unusual. >> scary. it's scary. like i say, we've never -- really had any fear, but now you've a reason to. it's somebody that knew the landing. they just didn't run in here and find it. >>reporter: deputies say because
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they are right now trying to retrace her step, they want to know who she was with the night before, hours before her death. they tell us that they will keep updating us with the information as they gather that so that they can fwather more infofofofofofon themselves. in the meantime, they're hoping that you or someone may know something about it and if you do, they hope you'll call the pickens county sheriff's office with the information or crime stopper, 1-888-crime-sc. live at the saluda lake. in anderson county, a substitute teacher has been busted after the school says she stole drugs from the nurse's office. crescent high school in iva, she was let go. school fishes say surveillance video showed -- officials say surveillance video showed her taking drugs from the nurse's office. campaign 20166 the republicans are done with their palmetto state primary. >> the democrat's turn, you have noticed the uptick in signs around the area for bernie sanders and hillary clinton.
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going to be following all of the signs and coming to the state. sanders held a rally yesterday. tomorrow, clint listen be in columbia with five mothers who violence. among them, trayvon martin and -- mothers r both candidates will be in the state capitol for presidential town hall hosted by cnn. wspa.com. the democrats primary is this coming saturday. of course, last weekend, the republicans had their primary after two weeks of intense campaigning and the result was no surprise. donald trump was a huge front run sxer the big winner saturday. trump had 33% of the vote, won all 50 of south carolina's delegates. senators marco rubio and ted cruz trailed trump with about 22% each. jeb bush dropped out of the race after getting only 9% of saturday's vote. some voters stood in line for more than an hour in anderson county last saturday, several of the precincts had
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the state election commission says there were only a few problems like that, part of the problem, they sashs was the record turnout and the fact that the counties cannot use all of their voting machines. >> you're having two statewide elections, a week apart. so you can't turn around your whole county -- the machine, all of the machines in the county, in a week, and use them all the next saturday. so you have to split them in half. >> he says he's encouraging the kouns -- more problems on primary night, this one involving fists flying at donald trump's watch party in spartanburg, two men got into a fight. their stories didn't match up, but witnesses say there was pushing and shoving and one of the men was kicked in the groin area. no charges have beee filed at this time. tonight, an upstate story that is going viral after a good samaritan spread the message to support law enforcement.
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families were eating at the las covos in inman when a woman paid for the bill, the bill close to $200 was paid for and this note left behind that said blue lives matter. in our current climate, officers say this made a difference to not only the officers, but the entire inman police force. >> like looking at me, are you kidding me? i said, no. and they asked me who was it, i said i don't know who she is. r or anything like that. she just left. >> i'd love to tell her thank you in person. it's just something special that somebody did. >> the woman remain as nonmouse. but the police say they'd love for her to come in so they can thank her personally. would you believe that's the amount the average south carolinians is in the red. debt problems next on 7 news. plus, business savvy women, is south carolina your best option? for a place to get started? the studies are disagreeing from
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to own a business one study says columbia and greenville if you are a woman looking to own a business, there's a study out that says columbia and greenville may not be the best places to start out. this wallet hub study, columbia came in 97th and greenville in 98th and local owners say they're not sure about this. one owner says she's had her ups and downs, but her business is in a great spot in columbia and her supplier is in greenville owned by a woman. >> playing against the odds or maybe there's some underlying factors but i feel like south carolina is a strong trajectory. >> cities on new business, friendlyness, female entrepreneurship and business climate for women. the average south carolina season deep in debt, $17500,000 in debt.
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according to the state department of consumer affairs. there is good news, though, apparently fewer people are seeking debt relief help from the state. >> five generations of breaking
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news, we are gro going to bring "new at -6-".. the oldest black family owned business in spartanburg new at 6:00, the oldest black family owned business in spartanburg, is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. this is a funeral home that has served the community for through two world war, the great depression and 17 presidents. >> generations of around the clock service has given the j.w. woodward funeral home a long life. >> $22 casket, and a full funeral was $36. fulfilling a need in spartanburg's black community. >> at the time, my grandfather was a farmer so the funeral profession was not on the
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but he agreed and we have been serving since sen. >> kay woodward is the third of five generations who have worked at the funeral home for the past century. >> there are days i feel like i've been here all 100. >>reporter: a business that has no weekends or holidays. but her daughter tells us it's in their blood. >> i was in the gifted and talented program in elementary school and one of my flowcharts that i constructed was the em bombing process. >> really? >> so, yes, that did not seem strange to me and my teacher at the time did not discourage it. >>reporter: for the first half a century, the woodward family offered additional services that were often inaccessible to the black community, things like loans, ambulance services and a laundromat. >> both had a spirit of service and care and concern for the
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the community. and those were extensive. >>reporter: clients say they see the humanity in the way woodward has done to this day. >> my mother-in-law answers the door and there's this gentleman and he's got a box of food. >>reporter: 100 years of helpingfamilies through loss is something they would call a gift. >> that's a question i get asked a lot, how do you deal with death every day? and the irony is when you help others, you help yourself as well. >>reporter: in spartanburg, diane lee, 7 news. the woodward funeral home has organized a series of community service events to celebrate the centennial. from blood drives to galas, you're invited to get more information on wspa.com. well if you haven't found the umbrella yet you might want to get it out and ready. for the next couple of days, we'll have rain around and potential for a few severe thunderstorms into wednesday.
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weather, we just had a lot of rain out there. we have had a few thunderstorms. and an isolated storms will be possible still for the next couple of hours, pick out where you live, i can't name everybody that's getting the rain right now, but most areas are. at least light rain. and where you see the areas of red and yellow, that's where it's coming down heavier, polk county through rutherford county. and rutherford town, towards chessny. farther to the south, into cherokee county, rain is covering all of the county here, a few heavier showers south of town in gaffney, increasing where you are. downtown spartanburg, the heavy showers there and that continues northward over towards the east side of boiling springs, the heavier showers, the rain coming down across many part of spartanburg county at this point. southern sections of greenville
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this has blosed and these -- blossomed and these heavier showers are moving to the east. increasing around woodruff and enoree. and oconee county, plenty of rain, pickens county, toccoa, seeing rain and that's going to continue to stream on through, upper level winds are west to east at this point. you can see the steady rain continues all the way back into mississippi. now, at the same time, nice and warm today. same time, we've got a front that we're tracking to the northeast, that's going to slide through the area tomorrow. and d 're going to go from 60s today for a high, to 40s for the high for many of us into tomorrow. so in addition to additional rain chances, that's also go to be a cold tuesday for us. certainly a rainy drive on the way for the western carolinas and general tomorrow morning, northeasterly winds will keep the weather cloudy and cold. drizzle, less measurable rain tomorrow afternoon. and then our main system starts to move in and during the first half of wednesday, we're going
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to severe thunderstorms that will roll on through. after the front makes its way across the area by 4:00 p.m. wednesday, look for left over shower, the process will be for things to dry out. 54 in asheville, 56 degrees in greenville. we're at 63 in anderson. and 62 now in greenwood. here's what to expect for the next 72 hours. a good chance of rain tomorrow. into wednesday, rain and some thunderstorms for the first half of the day. some of those showers are going to linger into wednesday afternoon. before they come to an end. and then on thursday, sunshine comes back, 56 the high, but down to 28 degrees thursday night. friday's high, 52. over the weekend, we'll see a warming trend, and so far, your weekend, which is always in view on the 7-day forecast, looking good with a lot of sun and warming into the 60s again by sunday. and there's your mountain forecast, rain tomorrow, going to be a cold day area wide, highs staying in the 40s in the mountains and a chance of storms in the mountains getting into wednesday.
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it isn't inside with me. >> i had mine today, i've got to get another one. >> i brought mine. >> thanks, christy. todd summers will let you know where the gamecocks check
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>> and sunday's daytona 500 in sunday's daytona 500..... they raced for 3 hours and 10 in sunday's daytona 500, they raced for 3 hours and 10 minute, the great american race was decided on the 100th of a second. the fedex toyota that delivered the biggest win of his career. >> walking tall, feeling the victory of his first win in the 500 and showing that just as one of his teammates had done recently, he bounced back from a
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a tourn acl, to win -- torn acl to win something big. >> we probably ought to schedule something where he gets hurt every 6-8 weeks. >> so much momentum for our season. >> hamlin also demonstrated again that he can overcome adversity. >> i thought i messed it up on pit road. >> a push from an opponent. >> the 11 car doesn't it without the push of kevin harvick. >> and a teammate in front of him. >> i had to be selfish and go for a victory. >> the only thing i cold do was try to get in front of him. >> and a blur. >> the last lap happened so fast, i just -- i want to e are live it and rewatch it to figure out what in the heck i really did. >> those things happen quick and you make the split-second decisions, to make those moves, and i felt like i made the right one. >> i didn't know i won until
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>> also an historic point to note, he's the first one to have multiple super bowl titles in different sports, and like kyle bush did for him last year, he got a great performance out of a man coming off injured reserve. pete yanity, 7 sports. thanks, pete. monday, we can give you a gamecocks rankings update, the women's basketball program remains third at alabama. the men's basketball team is receiving both in the ap poll, not ranked among the top 25. and following a season opening sweep of albany, the baseball team is ranked as high as 15th. speaking of baseball, after scoring just 3 runs in the season opening loss to maine, clemson responded with 28 runs over the next 2 days to take 2 out of 3 from the black bear, the tigers head coach. the south carolina athletic hall
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and highlighted by 3-time super bowl champion troy brown and greg buckner of clemson and south carolina. for a full list of the 7 new members of the class, check out our website, wspa.com. >> and and out with this impressive dunk from former clemson tiger and native trevor booker. up and hammers it home. still, not enough for the jazz as they fall. >> a lot of rain, watch out for the fog to get thicker through the overnight hours. cool off with more rain tomorrow.
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>> pelley: an uber driver is charged today with six counts of murder in a saturday night shooting spree. also tonight, a top aide is fired for posting a bogus video of rubio. >> every single day comes out of the cruz campaign that's deceptive and untrue. >> drew: why did this mega-bus with 40 passengers burst into flames? >> the bus boomed and then boomed again and you see sparks and flames fly everywhere. >> pelley: and virginia mclaurin waited more than a century for this moment.
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my life. >> this is captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: today a driver for uber, the online ride-hailing service, was charged with murdering six people in kalamazoo, michigan. prosecutors say 45-year-old jason dalton has confessed. the dead, apparently shot at random, range in age from 17 to 74. two others were wounded and anna werner has the details. >> the defendant did murder mary jo nye. >> reporter: it took nearly ten minutes for a kalamazoo judge to read the 16 counts against former iewber driver jason brian dalton. >> the defendant did murder barbara hawthorne. >> reporter: dalton sat expressionless on closed circuit tv from his jail cell. >> do you understand the charges being made against you?

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