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promising to act on his own to curb gun violence. >> i think everyone in the united states is talalng about that tonight, and a lot of pepele don't agree. carol: not everyone was impressed with the president's plan. who they're relying on to be their voice on the gun control battle. john: cold high pressure continues to build in across the area for a little while. >> every time i think about those kids, it gets me mad. michael: with tears in his eyes and frustration in his voice, president obama mades a -- made a passionate pitch for tougher gun control laws. >> so the gun lobby may be holding congress hostage right now, but they cannot hold america hostage. we do not have to accept this carnage as the price of freedom. carol: the president says he's
everyone's guns. here's the breakdown of the executive measures unveiled today. there will be expanded background checks on firearms sales, a step-up in research and technology, to make sure triggers aren't pulled accidentally, and expanded treatment for mental illness nationwide. plus, more people would be hired to process paperwork, to make the system more efficient, it includes extra funding for the fbi and atf. gun control is expected to be a key topic at next week's state of the union address. michael: today, we learned republicans will count on governor nikki haley to voice opposition to the president's plan. she has been chosen to give the gop response. haley made a brief stop in the upstate tonight. wyff news 4's liz lohuis has the story. liz: governor haley did not comment tonight on the response she will give to the state of the union address next week, but lawmakers in south carolina feel she will give a very thought provoking response. >> the first south carolinian to
for representing us. liz: at a stop in pickens county tonight, governor haley spoke about the heart of south carolina. >> we care about how we treat people. we are respectful in the way we treat people, but we believe in what we believe, and we do fight for it. liz: local lawmakers believe that fight will be in her during the state of the union gop response. >> we had a lot of terrific things happen to our state, in our state, and she led, when the national eye was on south carolina, with a very steady hand. liz: easley councilman terry moore expects her to voice opposition to obama's gun control orders. >> the president brought up that conversation today, and i think everyone in the united states is talking about that tonight, and a lot of people don't agree. liz: political analyst chip felkel say it's no surprise haley was chosen for this gig. >> she is seen as one of the rising star governors in the country. it's an honor. liz: but as for rumblings she
felkel says, not so fast. >> from her position of growing prprinence nationally, could she be a good choice for somebody? absolutely. does this mean she is? we don't even have a nominee yet, so we can't be talking about a vp. liz: the state of the union will be held january 12. liz lohuis, wyff news 4, in pickens county. carol: governor haley also spoke tonight about the confederate flag removal from state house grounds. eight people showed up to say they did not like it. >> hey hey, ho ho, governor haley's got to go. carol: it came on the heels of the charleston church shooting. it was removed july 10. this group has been protesting the removal since then. michael: in 2015, more than 1700 people were injured or killed by mass shootings in the u.s. that's according to the gun violence archive. carol: during his speech today, president obama recounted some of the high-profile mass shootings in recent years.
killed in a mass shooting in san bernardino. it happened december 2, inside a social services center. both suspects were also killed in a shootout with police. michael: turning to charleston , last june, 21-year-old dylann roof stands accused of killing nine people at emanuel ame church. he is set to go on trial july 11. prosecutors are seeking the death penalty. carol: to newtown, connecticut. in 2012, adam lanza opened fire at sandy hook elementary school. killed. he later took his own life. michael: and there was the mass shooting at the theater in 2012. james holmes opened fire during a midnight screening of "the dark knight rises." holmes killed 12 people, injured another 70. in july of 2015, a jury convicted holmes on all counts. a judge then sentenced him to 3318 years in prison. carol: in tucson, arizona, in 2011, jared lee loughner opened fire during a political event. six people were killed.
former congresswoman gabrielle giffords. giffords was shot in the head. she spent several months in the hospital, and in a rehab facility. she resigned from congress after the shooting. loughner pleaded guilty to 19 federal charges. he will spend the rest of his life i iprison, without the possibility of parole. michael: a reminder, we still want to know what you think. take our now poll, and let us know if you think the president's executive actions will reduce the number of mass shootings in the united states. the poll is on the wyff facebook, twitter, and website home page. here's a look so far at your answers. right now, the no's have it, to developing news overseas the korean peninsula. north korea says it has conducted a successful test of a hydrogen bomb. this comes after what looked like an earthquake near a test site. test itself. the u.s. has yet to comment on
carol: to the weather now, a live look at woododff road. a cold night out there. feeling more like winter. john: absolutely. you can see the temperatures, very cold, colder than last night. the difference is, yesterday at this time, we were dealing with making for dangerous wind chills. instead, light winds across the area. crystal their skies. 16 in boone, mid 20's in asheville and hendersonville, 28 in greenville, 29 in anderson. clear skies will stay with us. tomorrow morning, sunshine. very cold temperatures, light winds, 22 in the upstate, 15 in the mountains on average. a slow warming trend, and we wait for the next stormrm system to arrive. carol: in greenville county, the sheriff's office there says a man was shot in the leg. it happened just after 7:30
old buncombe road. deputies say the victim is expected to be ok. at this time, no arrests have been made. for the latest, go to wyff 4.com, or download the mobile app. michael: a deadly attack in afghanistan. a u.s. service member was killed, two others wounded . it happened today. defense officials say it happened during an ongoing operation against the taliban. officials say a medical helicopter was hit by a mortar while it was on the ground. they say the chopper was able to take off. the name of the service member killed has yet to be released tonight. carol: to georgia. rescued from an overnight hostage situation. it happened at a hotel in dekalb county. police say a man was holding them hostage at knife point. police responded after receiving a call about a domestic-related assault. hours later, a swat team rescued the 12 people. the children ranged in age from 3 months to 17 years. police say the man stabbed himself in the neck.
michael: tonya couch appeared in court in los angeles today. she is the mother of the the so-called "affluenza teen." she agreed to be sent to texas to face a felony charge of hindering apprehension. authorities believe she and her son, ethan, fled to mexico in november. prosecutors were investigating whether he violated his probation. couch was sentenced to ten years probation for a drunk driving crash that killed four people. you may remember, he blamed his behavior. he remains in mexico, and is fighting deportation to the u.s. carol: the wife of bill cosby will not be deposed tomorrow. a massachusetts judge has granted camille cosby's emergency motion. last week, a judge ordered her to give a deposition as part of a defamation suit against her husband. the defamation case involves 7 women. they all have accused bill cosby of drugging and sexually assaulting them. the comedian was arrested in pennsylvania on a sexual assault charge last week. he is free on $1 million bond. that arrest stems from an alleged incident from 2004. the comedian has denied any
michael: in los angeles, a hoverboard burst into flames, with a man on board. the rider quickly jumped off. he then turned his camera on, and captured the smoke and fire. the man says he had the guts -- the hoverboard a few months. he said it cost him $600. carol: a storybook matchup in the national title game for clemson head coach dabo swinney. michael: the alabama connection runs deep. sports director brad fralick is here now, with more. brad: dabo swinney talked today, and told many stories about his days in alabama, from being born and raised in pelham, to dreaming of attending alabama and playing for head coach bear bryant. swinney talked about living with his mom in an apartment for most of his college life in tuscaloosa, walking on and playing for gene stallings, earning a scholarship, and winning a national title. and it is only fitting that as a coach, the first time swinney has a chance at a national title is against the crimson tide. >> this is the way it ought to
a championship, and you have the opportunity to play against the team that has been kind of the standard, you know, i think that we're excited about that. we embrace that, and look forward to competing against them. brad: alabama is the best team clemson has faced thus far. and on the other side, clemson is likely the best team alabama has faced. coming up in sports, deshaun watson weighs in on the tide, a battle of heisman trophy finalists for the title. carol: $450 million. that's the estimated jackpot for tomorrow night's powerball drawing. no one has won powerball's biggest prize since november 4th the jackpot is now the sixth-largest prize in powerball history. the last time powerball had grown this large was in february 2015. three winners split a $564.1 million prize. michael: with less than a week to go, excitement is at a fever pitch at clemson. we check in next with some of the studenen.
with one of clemson's greats. jeff davis gives his best advice. john: speaking of clemson, how about your game day forecast monday night? kickoff at 8:30 p.m. in glendale, arizona. clear to partly cloudy and cool. i will be right back. days after the paris attacks, senators came together for a top-secret briefing on the terrorist threat... marco rubio was missing - fundraising in california instead. two weeks later, terrorists struck again in san bernardino... and where was marco? fundraising again in new orleans. over the last
3 years, rubio has missed important national security hearings and missed more total votes than any other senator.
anticipation and exc carol: and -- anticipation and excitement is growing on the clemson campus the showdown with alabama is just about the only thing people are talking about. michael: wyff news 4's john lyon says students can't wait for the game. but oh, by the way, the spring school term is beginning, too. john: on the soccer pitch, >> i think that our defense needs to keep playing like they've been playing, and keep focused. john: or after the rugby match, >> clemson is goininto have to at least hold their own at the line of scrimmage. we're going to have to stop the run. john: clemson versus alabama is the hottest topic. >> alabama is so overhyped that if we take the underdog approach, we'll pull the upset. john: time is winding down to the monday night kickoff, but excitement on campus is growing. espn sportscenter is taking over the esso club parking lot. >> all of us here, we wanna win. john: once in a lifetime? >> once in a lifetime.
here in the morning, and some of the students i talked to say, their minds might be elsewhere. >> oh, maybe a little. >> school, at least for the next few days, will be a little bit secondary to thinking about the game. >> a sweatshirt. john: for who? >> me. john: because? >> i'm going to phoenix. john: melissa powell and chevas collins did some last-minute shopping. >> we're taking our friends' motor home. john: that's a pretty long drive. >> 30 hours. john: to get to the big game. >> what are you doing? john: these students, living on student budgets, will be watching on tv. >> i'm going to cheer from here, with all my friends. john: and then, one day next week, >> hopefully, some teachers will take it easy on us, and give us the day off. john: so you could go to the victory parade? >> oh, yeah. yeah. john: john lyon, wyff news 4, clemson. carol: less than a week before the college football playoff championship, and while tiger fans are looking forward to the future, we're taking a look at the past. mandy: there you are right
>> oh, yeah. got that ball. haha. carol: our mandy gaither sat down with clemson great jeff davis, and showed him our footage from the night clemson won it all. davis says he remembers feeling relief after the game, because of all the critics who didn't believe clemson could win. now, he's ready to pass along the torch to this generation. >> as i would say it, we sowed a seed 30-something years ago. it's time to have babies, hahahahaha. carol: davis's reaction to seeing a young coach danny ford was memorable, as well. he says ford was intense, and you could always tell when he wasn't happy, but says ford and current coach dabo swinney have something in common. both are great leaders. in order to get you ready for the national championship, we've started up our live wire again. you can find it on wyff4.com, on our mobile app, in the "right now" bar at the top of the app, as you see in this video. the live wire is a collection of tweets about the tigers, and championship game. it features everything from throwback videos from the 1981
players. >> now, your live super doppler 4 hd weather forecast. john: very cold high pressure is still stationed, locked in in virginia over richmond. it continues to wed itself across the area. clear skies and cold temperatures across the area. it will be a whililbefore the high shifts off the coast and into the atlantic. we started this morning at 23 degrees, below average. we only warmed up to 41 degrees. what a difference a week makes. last week, it was warm. 41 the high, 11 degrees below average at the greenville airport. we started off a 21 degrees this morning in asheville. although that temperatures are close to what the gsp airport temperatures are, the winds it were a factor. it felt colder than 21 degrees. the average is 27.
degrees a low the average as far as the high. right now in laurens, clear and cold. current temperature 30 in laurens. throughout the upstate, 23 in greenville, 29 in anderson, mid 20's in asheville and hendersonville, 37 in elberton. a bit of a breeze on the tennessee line in western north carolina, in the higher elevations. light winds out of the northeast at five miles per hour. humidity not too high, 45% in spartanburg, 36% in rutherfordton. 33 degrees in columbia, below freezing in myrtle beach. 31 in avesta. 24 in raleigh. 57 in orlando, they are bundled up. 70 in miami. high pressure dominates the eastern half of the country except for lord of.
some of the clouds will arrive for us tomorrow afternoon, mid to high level clouds. it will be chilly. temperatures pretty cold across the country. it will feel more like winter. this pattern will stay that way through the next few weeks. we will get colder. the storm track will get further south, and that means if the storm track goes south, we will be in the colder sector. over the next couple weeks, it will get interesting across the south. looking at the long-range models. tomorrow morning, high-pressure locked in starts to move it into the atlantic. we will see mid to high level clouds in the afternoon, but drive. clear and cold tonight, overnight low 22. clear and bitterly cold in the mountains, light winds. overnight low in the mid teens. tomorrow in the upstate, sunshine through high clouds.
forecasting 47. 20's in the morning, warming to 39 at lunchtime, 45 at 3:00 in the afternoon. in the mountains tomorrow, mostly sunny with light winds out of the southeast. high 43. we start off in the 20's, 21 at 6:00 a.m., upper 30's at lunchtime. 43 at 3:00 in the afternoon. the four-day plus, a slow warming trend towards the end of the week. more clouds on thursday. thursday night into friday, a chance of rain with the storm system that is to our west. the weekend looks unsettled. there are big questions about the weekend. i will fine-tune the weekend forecast as we get closer, the models are all over the place. it will rain on friday, but the weekend, i will fine-tune that as we get closer. michael: all eyes on clemson,
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>> now, wyff news 4 sports. >> for us to be the best, we have to the best. the last couple years, nick saban and alabama have been the best, and the standard in college football. for us to go earn that title, we gotta beat the best. the opportunity is in our hands, and we have to go earn it. brad: deshaun watson, embracing the challenge that will be facing the alabama crimson tide. one thing
is certain, the tide have not faced a quarterback of the caliber of watson this season. dabo swinney and the tigers meeting with the media today ahead of the trip to the desert. and the storylines about dabo swinney growing up in alabama, and playing at alabama, will be a huge part of the run-up to the biggest game of the year. ricardo lecompte has more with the head coach from clemson. ricardo: growing up in pelham, alabama, clemson head coach dabo swinney love the tide, loved their bryant, played under gene stallings as a walk-on wide receiver.
grand assistant in tuscaloosa. he will try and win his first national championship as a coach against his alma mater. >> it's kind of cool. i mean, you know, i think it's neat. i think god has got a sense of humor. i really do. we want to be the best, so let's go play the best team out there, and see if we can get it done and measure up. if we're good enough to get it done, we'll get it done. if we're not, then we'll go back to work, and keep working. so, i think it's exactly the way i would have wanted it to be. ricardo: swinney won a national championship with alabama in 1992. regardless of the outcome monday night he says this program isn't , going anywhere, anytime soon. reporting in clemson, ricardo lecompte, wyff news 4 sports. brad: for the 4th time this season, clemson is on the cover of sports illustrated. this issue, ahead of the title game, and it is wayne gallman, who probably should be talked about
-- we will certainly talk about night, live from arizona. it is "road to the title," a one hour special, will air live from glendale outside the stadium. one. join us here, before the game monday night. what a start by the gamecocks. 26-0 between the men's and season. south carolina opening sec play facing auburn. south carolina pulling away in the first half. notice with the corner three, thorne well with the three off the wing. duane notice had many points off the bench. south carolina wins, still undefeated, 14-0. 81-69. the tigers on the road at syracuse. down to the wire, a tight game.
dave -- gabe devoe buries the three to send it into ot. 19 points, 10 rebounds, off the miss on the law, he gets the foul. clemson up. final sequence, clemson up by one. syracuse hit some big threes down the stretch. syracuse picks off the pass, a scramble for the basketball. watch this. a chance to win it. comes up short come out of bounds with one second to play. they are awarded to clemson. the lobby inbounds to run up :00 and clemson win 74-73. furman and unc greensboro, down to the wire. baldwin drives, hits the floater. furman up by one. that did -- gives you see
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