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there was winter excitement this morning. temperatures right now in the upstate are actually colder than they are in the mountains of north carolina. asheville at 36 with a few flurries that could occur this afternoon. this is the past six hours. you can see that little bit of snow working across the upstate, coming down heavily with areas shaded in blue with the hardest. we are going to see improving temperatures this afternoon. it will get into the upper 30's out. a wintry mix in northern greenville county, sleet, snow and it will change to rain. winter advisories for the mountains of north carolina with snow into the evening. the wind picks up tonight, tomorrow, it clears and it will be cold for saturday and sunday. the next chance for winter weather. we could see snow changing over to sleet and freezing rain in the early morning hours.
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on tuesday morning. what about tuesday morning? we could have slippery roads. we will talk about that in a few minutes. allyson: see why. as we take one more look at the snow that fell this morning, remember, you can turn to our website for all the latest weather information. there you can find live radar and winter weather closings and delays. just look for the weather section on wyff4.com and the wyff 4 mobile app. turning to commitment 2016 coverage this afternoon, one day before the republican debate in greenville, several of the candidates are taking part in a forum at bob jones university. wyff news 4's patrick hussion is live from the university with a preview this afternoon. patrick: we are out of the blustery weather outside. one might say it is reminiscent of new hampshire weather, but attorney general alan wilson has hosted nearly every republican presidential candidate in the
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conservative leadership project. today, it's the faith and family presidential forum at bob jones university. doctor ben carson will be kicking things off today in about 15 minutes. carson did not fair well in iowa or new hampshire, but his camp says he is still all in for next week for south carolina. after that jeb bush then takes , the stage, another candidate who once polled really well here in the palmetto state but has a , lot of ground to make up to join the frontrunners. senator marco rubio is here and has been all over south carolina since wednesday. i'll be spending some time with him later as he makes his way to a big rally tonight at the greenville downtown airport. last on stage will be senator ted cruz. cruz has vowed this week to out-do rubio when it comes to reaching out to south carolina
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that's all coming up here at bob jones university and it's this the next several it's this stage hours. today. the debate stage tomorrow night. live at bob jones university, patrick hussion wyff news 4. allyson: thank you. before heading to greenville, jeb bush is making a stop in anderson right now. side. jeb bush just finished speaking center. wyff news 4's mandy gaither is going to have more tonight at 5:00. shifting to last night's debate, two democratic hopefuls squared off. the first since bernie sanders defeated hillary clinton in a landslide in new hampshire. the two faced off on a wide range of topics, including size of government, race relations, health care, and immigration. >> but we are where we are right now. and where we are right now is we have got to stand up to the trumps of the world who are
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>> i'm running for president to knock down all the barriers that are holding americans back, and to rebuild the ladders of opportunity that will give every american a chance to advance, especially those who have been left out and left behind. allyson: the candidates went head to head with many heated exchanges throughout the debate. >> the kind of criticism that we've heard from senator sanders about our president i expect from republicans. i do not expect from someone running for the democratic nomination to succeed president obama. >> madam secretary, that is a low blow. allyson: voters will decide who their pick is at the next caucus in nevada, february 20. with the south carolina gop primary about a week away, a group of ten republicans gathered at our wyff 4 studios to talk about the candidates. the group included supporters for every major candidate and at least two people who haven't yet decided. only three said they will vote for donald trump. but all believed trump would
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national pollster peter hart conducted the focus group. he says south carolina will help set the political tone for other southern states. >> it's been a marvelous week because i've learned so much from furman and the riley institute, but more importantly, i've been to tommy's ham house and the chance to talk to people one on one and you get the sense of involvement and how much people care. you also get a real sense of the values and the importance of religion in american politics. allyson: if you missed our exclusive stream of the focus group, we have it for you to watch on our wyff 4 mobile app. also on our wyff 4 app, important information for the upcoming south carolina primaries. that includes a look at a sample ballot for the upcoming republican primary. we also have the times you need to be in line by, what you'll need on you and a video of how to cast your vote. all that's on our wyff 4 mobile app. a homicide investigation is underway in spartanburg county
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found dead. the coroner's office says the body of autumn hunt was discovered in the arkwright community yesterday afternoon. investigators have not released a cause of death but have said foul play was involved. an autopsy has been scheduled for later today. in mauldin, police say a fourth teen has been arrested in a deadly armed robbery last month outside of a bojangles. a 16-year-old girl is now also accused of murder. police say the girl had an active role in planning the attempted armed robbery in january. investigators say 19-year-old savon allen was shot and killed in the drug-related incident. officers have already charged and a 15-year-old girl with murder. early this morning on highway 290. people and putting a third person in the hospital. their condition is unknown. the wreck shut down two of the
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hours. -- from i-85, backing up traffic the area has multiple businesses right off the highway. dangerous area. >> the scary part is when you turn into the median, you don't know if theres another car -- there is another car coming in to the median to turn in one of the work places. >> most of the collisions we see in this area are minor fender benders, rear end collisions, paying attention when they obviously, this one is a little different. we do have a loss of life in this crash. allyson: the names of the victims have not yet been released. this afternoon, traffic is moving normally again along i-26 in spartanburg county. sky 4 flew over the scene near mile marker 24 this morning. state troopers said an accident involving a tractor trailer happened in the westbound lanes between highway 221 and reidville road. highway patrol reported injuries in the crash. as of now, we do not know the severity of those injuries. in pickens county, a dispute over dumping coal ash continues. people in liberty are going on the offensive over the proposed coal ash landfill near their town.
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last night to hear about the project. one couple built their dream home in the area three years ago and now say they'd live less than a half mile from the possible dump site. >> i'm just worried about our pond, our animals, our kids, our grandkids to come. i'm just worried about the future of what's going to happen. allyson: they say they'll do what they can to abolish the proposal. a proposal some at the meeting said should be a state-wide issue because of the round about way the company went about getting approval for the landfill. a greenville county judge will decide february 18 whether to grant the company mrr pickens permission to move forward with construction. happening today, the greenville zoo will introduce the new baby at 1:32 announce the name and sex and discussed the details of the birth. the baby was born at 6:15 in the morning last tuesday.
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people to submit baby names. zookeepers will choose their favorite submission. the baby giraffe's name and sex will be posted on the zoo's facebook page after the news conference. the zoo has been closed for the past two weeks and will reopen to the public on saturday at 10 a.m. coming up, caught on camera. a broken water main up north turned a street into a frozen mess. dale: today was gilliard: you know, there's an old saying about south carolina, we're always first in the things that are last and last in the things that are first. this economy is rigged. we can do better. and that's where bernie comes in. bernie is not in the pocket of wall street. we don't have to depend on the so-called wall street giants. everybody knows the problem. bernie wants to do something about it. he gets it. i mean, he really gets it.
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the first job of a president is to protect america. our next president must be prepared to lead. i know jeb. i know his good heart and his strong backbone. jeb will unite our country. he knows how to bring the world together against terror. he knows when tough measures must be taken. experience and judgment count in the oval office. jeb bush is a leader. he'll keep our country safe. jeb bush.
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announcer: you are watching live, local breaking news with meteorologist dale gilbert. high definition. allyson: one person is dead and three others hurt, including two law enforcement officers after a car chase in georgia. police say an ashburn police officer and turner county sheriff'deputy attempted to pull over a car without a tag along interstate 75, but the driver of the car did not stop and the chase began on the highway. police say the driver began firing at the patrol cars in pursuit, injuring the police officer and sheriff's deputy. officers returned fire killing , the driver and injuring a
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police say they are still investigating the incident, and identified. a massive fire at a new jersey warehouse continues to burn. the fire at the veterans industrial park in hillsborough broke out thursday afternoon shortly before 3:00, local time. hundreds of firefighters from around the region have been battling the five-alarm blaze. according to fire officials, the fire started in warehouse containing plastic pellets. no injuries have been reported. the cause of the fire is under investigation. a gas well in southern california that's been spewing methane into the air for months has finally been capped. the natural gas leak began last october. officials estimate it released more than two million tons of methane into the air above the san fernando valley. dozens of residents in the area complained of headaches, nausea, nosebleeds and other symptoms. many were moved to temporary housing outside the immediate area. a water main break in northern pennsylvania caused an icy mess. take a look at this.
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thursday in a scranton neighborhood. the water damage tore up sidewalks and asphalt as the break flowed uninterrupted for three hours before a utility crew could contain the break and begin repairs. because of bitterly cold temperatures, water from the 20 foot geyser quickly froze on homes, trees, power lines and just about everything else. it took crews hours to repair the water main. taking a look at money matters. a live look at the stoxx this afternoon. the dow jones, nasdaq and s&p 500 all up. bosch rexroth will expanding its facility in southern greenville county. the company says it's spending five million to expand its facility over the next few years. the fountain inn facility manufactures hydraulic pumps and motors. the company says the expansion won't include any new jobs. >> now, your live super doppler 4 hd forecast.
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brought a happy tear to my eye. most days it is the other way around. as you look out from our skycam's, here is our spartanburg skycam. that is looking back toward the city. earlier, it was blanketed in white. it came down hard quickly and things are starting to fall. 20 degrees in spartanburg, but temperatures rebound and get into the 30's and 40's before the day is out. we saw this with the future plus forecast early this morning. it came right on schedule. there will be a few isolated flurries in the mountains of north carolina this afternoon. asheville is at 36 degrees but calm. over the past six hours, this wave of snow activity has marched right across the upstate and you can see it clearing to the west in a few spots in cherokee and york county looked pretty good downpours. areas of pain cap sleep, so
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areas of pink are sleet so south of york and chester. we have a winded riser tonight and tomorrow where the wind will pick up in the mountains and temperatures drop like a rock. it will be cold saturday and sunday. the mountains drop to the teens tomorrow and get up to 25 and the upstate will be in the 30's all day tomorrow. saturday and sunday, cold weather, dry and unexpected precipitation during the time, but the next wave on sunday night will march right down the jet stream and affect us sunday night and into monday and possibly into tuesday. this is another view of what we have experienced across the area this morning. less than one inch of snow, along the tennessee and north carolina border, flurries of snow and more will accumulate. 36 and asheville, hendersonville at 34, colder in spartanburg
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greenville at 31 and climbing. anderson a 43. mid 40's to upper 40's across the upstate and piedmont this afternoon. breezes out of the northeast at six to seven does make it feel like it is in the 20's, so dress warmly even though the temperatures will be climbing. average this time of the year gets up to 56. not today. while i-44, 47. -- more like 44, 47. the mountains will reach 41 as the expected high after the cold and cloudy conditions move. we get a break in the clouds this afternoon with temperatures improving. that big low that we keep calling the polar vortex, a big area of cold there in the north pole reaching deep down in the south as the jet stream it's all the way down into parts of georgia. it will do just that and bring more cold air this weekend and
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another chance of wintry weather . looks like it will start out as snow and could become a snow and sleet mix as the day goes on. could make for pretty driving monday and into tuesday morning. we will be here all day monday to bring your reports on what is happening and what we anticipate for tuesday as far as delays and closings for the start of the work week and school week. that is what is going on at noon time. allyson: see why. we keep watching that has been falling. in case you missed it this morning, we have video to cute. excuse me, some excitement for students across the area as snow started to fall during classes. we caught up with this class as they run outside to enjoy the snow. we checked in with several school districts in the upstate and they're running a normal schedule and will dismiss at regular time.
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long to get rid of it all and it should be fine for this afternoon. allyson: and we will just epare for monday. dale: right. allyson: well, it is friday afternoon, that means we have a special guest with us. coming up, we'll introduce you to our pet of the week. coming up later this afternoon on "ellen," president obama makes a special appearance. that's today at 4:00, followed
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allyson: welcome back. we're joined by dr. steve shrum, a veterinarian at holly tree
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first, who did you bring with you? steve: well, no pets because they have to deliver the puppies and we lost track of time so we did not get sandy. if you're looking for a puppy, i figure works as a great segue into the topic for today which is spaying and neutering. allyson: tell us about that. steve: that will prevent more puppies from being born because there are tons of them out there, but there are great benefits. spaying prevents, especially before the first heat, dramatically reduce the lifetime chance of breast cancer, common in female dogs, and takes away the chances of infections in the uterus and memory infections.
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chance of prostate infections, totally do away with cancer and it will greatly reduce the roman behaviors and fighting behaviors. allyson: i know owners are worried about what they're covering for something like that and you can speak to that. steve: it is like no recovery time at all. at my practice, we keep them overnight. i keep them because they're are little drunk because of the pain relief. we tell patients to keep them -- retail clients to keep them calm. and they bring them back for checks in the week and they say it is hard to keep them calm so they were cover well. allyson: just for quality of life, why is it so important? steve: again, not wanting to get out and have them rome, fight, a lot of behavioral issues could be calmed down. we do see obesity as a big side effect great i think that is the
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spayd or -- spayed or neutered hat, the sure not to overfeed and get lots of exercise, but it is a good advantage as opposed to figuring out who marked on that mailbox. allyson: you can look for sandy at the greenville humane society.
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i'm bernie sanders. i approve this message because together, we can make a political revolution and create an economy and democracy that works for all and not just the powerful few. allyson: recapping the top story, a deadly wreck in spartanburg remains under investigation. it happened this morning along highway 290, killing two people and a third person is in the hospital. their condition is unknown. it stopped traffic coming from i-85 and backed traffic up for hours. dale: good news is most of the area has seen this to an end. time for dale's school salute. this is the first grade class at hampden park christians: greenville. they had cowboy day. everybody wore their cowboy and
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they also played cowboy games and had cowboy lunch, hot dogs and big to beings. hampton park christian school, great picture. we had winter weather around number one. late saturday or actually, late sunday night into monday, we have to watch out. saturday will be dry and cold and windy. sunday night into monday is the next chance for winter weather. we will give you the latest updates. allyson: stay with us online, on air and on her mobile app. thank you for watching. camera. access. >> they strip search you. you have to bend down and cough. >> how was when it you got out with joe? >> yeah. really? >> surprising post-prison revelations you have not heard.
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i'm billy bush with teresa's take on joe's rumored infidelity ask her own experiences with sex in the big house. >> did they want to boom boom with you? why did lamar choose kanye's fashion show to make his first public appearance since nearly fatally overdosing? why kerry washington is attending the oscars. >> i didn't feel it was right for me to boy cat on a year -- >> does olivia end up with jake? or fitz? >> lights. camera. access. >> lamar odom in a new york state of mind as he returns to public life. welcome to "access hollywood." lamar in a minute. interview. >> you and i dug deep with new jersey housewife teresa guidice for all the secrets and details about her incarceration and nothing was off limits. how was it when you got out with joe? what was night one like?
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of my daughters slept in our bed together yeah. >> really? >> joe waited that long and waited even longer. >> after they fell asleep we visited other rooms in the house. >> others? >> yes. >> clearly it was q qte the reunion for teresa and her husband joe. upon release from prison she first intered danbury federal correctional institution on january 5th, 2015. in her new book "turning the tables" she described being strip searched that first day. >> it was humiliating. it was something that i've never experienced in my entire life. >> do they do that to everybody? >> oh, yeah, when you go in they strip search you. bend down and cough. just in case you have anything up there. which, i mean, i would never. >> there were five other women in teresa's room. it's not a cell because there are no bars. >> we go to the boom boom room? >> that was loud. that's what i called my room when i first got there. >> why did you name it that? >> because there was a lot of boom boom going on. yeah.

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