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not going to happen. the arctic air will move into the mountains. as expected, we hit flurries. anywhere from a traced to an inch or two of snow from that system. now the cold arctic air will sweep across our area. winter weather advisory overnight tonight for the western north carolina counties that border tennessee. wind chill kicks in at midnight tonight. which track will be critical? if it tracks in the middle chris
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>> we're watching the miles very closely. those percentages are a lot less. as we look at how much i so showing, here's what we're thinking of thinking as of now. that changes to freezing rain. monday night, temperatures continue to warm. that rain could continue heavy at times into tuesday morning. when the transition happens, if it is delayed, we will get more eyes. we'll pinpoint more coming up.
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2016, hundreds of voters are above jones. gabrielle: we will give you a live picture right now. senator ted cruz is there on stage. he has been there for about the past half hour. >> the senate refused to confirm the nominee. you see the president chooses to divide us. we see the black lives matter movement. one of the astonishing things about how extreme the democratic party has come is that hillary clinton and bernie sanders are
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if they are not even willing to say that, that shows just how extreme they are. nigel: corey davis has been covering all afternoon. >> just one day before the debate, we have several candidates have already taken the stage. let's take a look at how the candidates and it would help military families and veterans. >> they need health empowerment amounts. that allows them to go to any
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they want to go to a v.a. facility, they should be able to go to be a facility. it has eroded from the tops of from the elites, but the people have been invigorated and strengthened. the outrage of how veterans are being treated is universal. i have committed to reforming so that veterans get better care. when i am president of the
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doing a good j j, >> we have about 10 to 15 minutes left on stage. we will have more from all candidates at 6:00. corey davis, wyff news 4. nigel: marco rubio is not wasting any time here in south carolina. he is rallying right now at the greenville airport. our patrick hussion spent some time on his tour bus and we'll have that one-on one interview live right now. >> senator rubio just picked up a big endorsement from the greenville mayor. he introduced him and that endorsed him. the senator is also here. these candidates are on the move.
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speaking of being on the move, he practically drove right inside the hangar. on the way over here. we talked about the scrutiny that he has endeared -- endured. we will have more -- some of 6:00. we are live at the airport. nigel: looking forward to seeing that. a political ad goes on while some candidates suck up to trump...or run away from him in fear... jeb bush isn't afraid. jeb bush: "that is downright wrong..." he stands up to trump for his liberal democratic positions. calls out trump for insulting women, attacking the disabled... even trashing a decorated war hero. trump: "i i ke peoplethat weren't captured..." jeb bush: "john mccain is an american hero..." jeb bush. the better man. the real conservative. a commander in chief.
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the ad claims nigel: a political ad now airing in the state accuses marco rubio. of being soft on immigration. the ad claims rubio co-authored a bill to allow illegal immigrants to remain in this country. gabrielle: but is that true? wyff new 4 investigates' tim waller has tonight's truth check. >> from the very start of his presidential campaign, marco rubio has been criticized about an immigration bill he co-authored in 2013. now, the super pac that supports ted cruz has launched this scathing commercial. >> i would vote against anything that grants amnesty. >> you co-authored a bill with democrats 2 years ago that allowed a path to citizenship for undocumented
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>> yesterday a bipartisan group of senators announced their principles for comprehensive immigration reform which are very much in line with the principles i've proposed and campaigned on for the last few years. >> the ad continues for another 30-seconds, and the claim that rubio co-authored an immigration bill with democrats is true. here's the bill s-744, which would have given 11 million undocumented immigrants in this country a path to citizenship, which would take 13 years. and here's rubio listed as a co-sponsor, one of four republicans who teamed up with 4 democrats a group that became known as the gang of 8. republican senators lindsey graham, john mccain and jeff flake were also co-sponsors. but, since 2013, rubio has backed away from the immigration bill he helped co-author. he's now calling for stricter border enforcement, and favors a
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rubio, saying he wanting to give amnesty, an official pardon, to illegal immigrants. but rubio insists that was never the case. he says the immigration billwould have required people who are in this country illegally, to come out of the shadows and register. he says the path to citizenship was a 13-year process, which rubio says is not the same thing as amnesty. we agree, the bill never offered amnesty, as cruz's super pac claims. so we're we're calling this ad mostly true, because he was one of the gang of eight. nigel: remember, any time a political ad hits the air, tim waller will put it to the truth check test. gabrielle: and be sure to check out our other truth check reports. just head to our website, and click on politics under the news tab on our mobile app and on wyff4.com. she spent a lifetime making a d dference for people. winning healthcare for 8 million children. benefits for families of reservists and the national guard. standing strong around the world for human rights and women's rights.
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she'll raise the minimum wage. take on the drug companies to lower the cost of prescription drugs. and give everyone the opportunity to go to college without going into debt. she'll get the job done... for us. i'm hillary clinton
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now to... dramatic changes to the wa gabrielle: dramatic changes to the way we recycle. here's a look at the changes. starting on march 1, glass will no longer be accepted at recycling centers in spartanburg county. it will not be picked up curbside either. in greenville, 2010 knees will stop accepting glass on march 1.
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policy was handed down by the company that takes recyclables. >> we understand folks will be upset because they want to feel good about what they are doing. we want to offer that service, but if we don't have a place to take the glass, then we cannot accept them. gabrielle: why the change? this is actually a trend. experts say companies are not making money off of recycling glass. in many cases it's actually cheaper to make new glass. nigel: the gop south carolina primary about a week away. a group of 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 3 said they will vote for donald trump. but all believed trump would likely win. national pollster peter hart conducted the focus group. he says south carolina will help
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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. nigel: if you missed our exclusive stream of the focus group. we have it for you to watch on our wyff 4 mobile app. gabrielle: don't forget. wyff 4 is your home for commitment 2016 coverage. tomorrow the gop candidates will , take to the stage for their final debate. it comes a week before voters in south carolina head to the polls. as soon as the debate ends make sure you switch to wyff news 4. we'll have live extensive team coverage. from voters reaction on the debate.
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so don't forget to make the switch to wyff news 4 right after the debate. nigel: 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. gabrielle: now to a news 4 investigates update three federal agencies have just announced, that they are teaming up to investigate the safety of crumb rubber turf. those are playgrounds and athletic fields made of recycled tires. in a wyff news 4 investigates report last year we told you that crumb rubber turf is used in many places in the upstate. but some are concerned that the turf could be linked to cancer. environmental protection agency, centers for disease control and
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product safety commission will conduct the investigation. the feds plan to draft a report by the end of the year. we will keep you posted. now to our consumer watch. get ready for bigger and better cell coverage. the next generation is on its way. a.t.&t says it will test its 5-g network before the end of 2016. verizon made a similar announcement last year. so far it's not clear exactly how much of a power boost it will give to current upload and download speeds. nigel: smart phones are changing how people find friends. while tinder says half of the its users are college age. in a new study many students say they have never even gone on a date using the popular app. they say they use tinder and other dating apps just to find friends. gabrielle: martin shkreli says he'll give $10 million dollars to kanye west. this so he can have a copy of his new album and no one else. the offer came in a tweet sent thursday. as you may remember. shkreli became a poster-boy for corporate greed when he raised the price of a potentially life-saving drug from $13 to $750 per pill. he is also facing securities
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last year he spent $2 million on the cello copy of a tank plan although. john: satellite picture and radadashowed we cleared out nicely. this is our storm system i came through earlier this morning. during the day first of moderate to heavy snow. a trace to couple of inches off snow. it came down a little bit heavier than expected. the storm system actually intensified overnight. they did move very quickly is expected. we are at all clear now.
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showers in flurries develop. winter weather advisory overnight tonight in these areas of north carolina. expecting one to three plus inches strong winds gusting. wind chill advisory kicks into gear for most of the mountains. wind-chill plus five to -15 degrees. other storm reports, most of these were burst of snow. did not see anything at all. a burst of rain maybe a couple
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in clayton you had one inch of what's now. that was earlier. 3/10 of an inch. fountain inn did not see much at all. now you can see temperatures in the 40's and 50's. 28 in boone 37 degrees in nashville. this will build across our area as we go through the entire weekend. heavy dense air will stay with us. the storm system is out here in the west. computer models a little farther south.
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it will not bring in a lot of warm air. it's very weak. it will have a lot of moisture associated with it. this arctic air will sleep all the way down. big chill for this weekend. when the scattered flurries and snow showers. 22 in the mountains. sunshine in the afternoon. look how cold is going to be. here comes or snow. freezing rain eventually. monday afternoon into monday night.
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nigel: just ahead, hear more
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will change nigel: scientists yesterday announced the discovery of gravitational waves.
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first thought of by albert einstein a century ago. gabrielle: scientists have never been able to detect these waves in space until now. >> for the first time in history, scientists were able to observe ripples of the fabric of space-time. the discovery was set to started from the collision of two black holes. >> we did not know. there was no observation of this before today. >> this is evidence that members of the universe they were glad payroll in. >> more than 90 institutions participated around the world. japan europe australia. this was not a singular discovery. this is one of the biggest
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>> some claim this can produce new mathematical models theories and hypotheses. all of which will advance our understanding of the universe. [indiscernible] >> it's going to open the doors to learning and knowing more. >> this is a groundbreaking scientific discovery. how big? nobel prize worthy. >> this is important because it's the one that's gives the high sensitivity.
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>> live, local, breaking news. this is wyff news 4 at 6:00. >> school stayed in session for most of the upstate this morning. but some students still got to enjoy the snow and wintry weather. michael: two different stories here, on your left flakes flying fast this morning as you see from our woodruff road skycam at i-385. on your right a live look at the same spot, not enough flurries to stick much in greenville. carol: we've got team coverage of our forecast tonight. let's check in now with chief meteorologist john cessarich. john: i expected flurries in the little bit of sleep. we got a little more than flurries. we got anywhere from a trace to a dusting of snow.
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now the arctic air will start to sweep across. as it does it will produce snow showers. forecast is one to four inches of snow. strong winds gusting over 30 miles per hour. dangerous wind-chill tonight until noon tomorrow. five to -15 degrees. that cold arctic air settles in across our area and will sit there and set the stage for storm system. how strong? if it takes a southern trek wind up with snow, if it takes the northern trackway and up with a little bit of frozen precipitation. the middle track as ice. that's we are thinking right now. freezing rain and sleet. >> that's the concern of these
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eventually, we do expect the rain to move in. if you are looking at snow and ice, we are watching the weather models very closely. we think it's going to be in icy mix. there's a 30% chance it will just be regular rain. and a 10% chance it will be all snowfall. one of our models a showing a pretty significant ice. the 10th of an inch of ice from greenville to spartanburg. into the mountains there hendersonville. the rain comes in. more ice. monday morning we will see snow and sleet the changes over to rain monday afternoon and evening. the rain to come in. we looked at the morning models, now are looking at the afternoon models.

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