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look what happens. when will the wedge breakdown? a line of heavy thunderstorms, one thing is a guarantee, we will see heavy thunderstorms move across our area, whether or not they are severe is another thing but i think we will see 1-3 inches of rain associated with the heavy showers and thunderstorms. tomorrow, the storm prediction center has a moderate risk of the gulf coast. chris joins me. the road. this is a dangerous situation along the gulf coast. chris: they have issued this area, which they don't do a lot. the threat is high from hattiesburg to montgomery, south of jackson, mississippi. that area means if there is a tornado, it will have a long track and it will be ef-two or stronger. e-cig ethic and risk -- a significant risk. the threat lose our way on wednesday.
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chance of severe weather heading into the morning hours. here are the threats. john joins me now. john, every threat is on the table? john: it is. the lowest is hailed. we could see some hail, but it is in the low category. the highest category is flash flooding. we could see heavy rain with a thunderstorms rumbling through. strong winds, straight-line winds possible. low to medium risk for tornadoes because we have wind shear going on. especially south o o i-85, that is the best chance of isolated tornadoes. we will be watching that closely. now back to you. michael: breaking news this evening, out of the republican race for president. carol: senator ted cruz has asked his campaign spokesman to resign. this, after spokesman rick tyler tweeted a story that falsely accused marco rubio of insulting the bible. michael: cruz says tyler is a good man, and deleted the tweet once he found it was false. carol: it was a gop primary south carolina voters won't soon forget. michael: not only did donald trump dominate the primary, voter turnout in this state may have reached new heights.
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with the numbers. tim? tim: voter turnout on saturday , michael and carol, was impressive to say the least. check this out. 25% of all registered voters in south carolina cast a ballot on saturday for one of six gop contenders. that's a 4%4%igher turnout than what we saw in 2012, when 22% voted. and look at these comparisons of voter turnout on saturday, to the 2012 gop primary in union, cherokee, pickens, laurens, and anderson counties. massive numbers of voters went to the polls this year. the same story in abbeville, spartanburg, greenwood, oconee, and greenville counties. 4 years ago, 8 years ago, these turnout numbers were unheard of. the turnout on saturday was even greater than the record-setting turnout by democrats in 2008, who were eager to see president obama elected. 24% of voters cast ballots in that primary, which is still 1% shy of the gop vote this past
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michael? michael: thanks, tim. republican candidates have moved on to campaigning in nevada, and super tuesday states. donald trump won saturday's south carolina gop primary. however, some would say governor nikki haley, won as well. her late endorsement of marco rubio may have been exactly what put the senator ahead to a second place showing. the final numbers show rubio beat senator ted cruz by only 1,091 votes. donald trump carried almost the entire state, except two counties. rubio won charleston and richland counties. >> the governor's endorsement, how big was that? >> i think it was huge. jeb would have performed much better than he did, had governor haley endorsed him rather than rubio. and i certainly think it helped rubio considerably in his fight with cruz for that second place spot. michael: you may recall greenville mayor knox white, , congressman trey gowdy, and senator tim scott all endorsed rubio, as well.
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was the biggest problem voters faced during the primary. wyff news 4's myra ruiz tells us what happened to one voter, who then went to the right precinct, but still couldn't vote. myra: we're at the spartanburg county voter registration and elections office, where some people are casting absentee ballots. the director here says if you're going to do that, it's better to it earlier than later, and that also applies to when you're showing up at the popos on primary day. >> every single election, we have that group that, their tendency for human nature to wait until the last minute. >> they usually will come in sweating and panting, and like, "oh, i made it." myra: that's exactly what crossed through sergeant janelle martucci's mind on saturday. >> i pointed to them, and told them, it's two til 7:00. the polls don't officially close until 7:00. myra: but elections officials say they follow their own clocks, not voters' watches. sgt. martucci says she had just wrapped up drill duty, >> a soldier in uniform, it has an impact on people. myra: and thought they could make an exception.
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myra: by law, the clerk has to declare out loud that the polls are closed. >> but if you get to that line after that announcement's been made, then by law, you're not allowed to vote. myra: elections officials says people should check with to make sure they know where they need to be, so they can get there on time. >> but don't wait until the last minute. myra: in the case of sgt. martucci, director henry laye says he actually spoke to the clerk where she showed up, and said that the clerk was also so upset that she had to turn away a woman in uniform that she brought that up with her sunday school class the very next day. myra ruiz, wyff news 4, spartanburg. michael: it's five days until south carolina's democratic presidential primary, and bernie sanders continues asking for help in what he calls his "political revolution." sanders spoke at a cafe in sumter this morning to a group of supporters. the vermont senator spoke to the group about jobs, education, and raising the minimum wage.
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building a nation that works for all americans. >> when we make it, we can create a nation, and a government, that works for all of us. that's why i'm running for president, and that's why i'm asking for your support. michael: you have until friday at 5:00 in the afternoon to vote absentee for the democratic primary if you cannot vote on saturday. >> this was a memorial for my dad. this was for my dad. it's not about anyone else, so we want it to stay. carol: the fight to have a memorial removed from city property. when officials are expected to discuss this, next. john: a live shot looking down clemson boulevard, overcast with off and on showers. thunderstorms rumbled through
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michael: it was intended to memorialize a man who helped to build a city building, but some say it's unconstitutional. wyff news 4's mandy gaither, with our report from seneca. mandy: november 19, 2014. chuck keeler was helping to construct seneca's water treatment plant, when he fell. this cross was put up to honor him. the freedom from religion foundation says a seneca resident complained to them, so they've sent a letter to city officials, asking for the cross to be taken down. we were with ashley cantrell when she saw the memorial for her father for the first time. she says the family hasn't even had time to heal from their loss. >> it's just disrespectful to my father, and disrespectful to my family. we've suffered enough. and i think that it needs to end. we don't need to suffer anymore. mandy: by phone, an attorney with the wisconsin-based organization told us, the objection isn't to setting up a memorial. they say it just needs
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>> the display of a cross on government property is unconstitutional, because it shows preference for one religion over all other religions. mandy: tomorrow night, seneca officials will meet to during a -- and as soon as they do, they will go into executive session to discuss the issue. mandy gaither, wyff news 4, in seneca. carol: 350 new jobs are coming to henderson county. gf linamar plans to build a brand new manufacturing facility there. north carolina governor pat mccrory was on hand for the announcement today. >> these are first class companies that are coming together for investments right here in henderson county, and we're so forutnate to have this tremendous jolt of energy coming to this region, and it's going to help a lot of families. carol: gf linamar manufactures car parts. >> it's all positive things, and it's gonna bring more people down here. michael: development in downtown
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we're talking about two new projects, offering places to live, work, and eat. wait till you hear the potential selling price of the land. next all new at 6:00. ,john: a heavy shower developed close to our doppler tower. it is moving into the golden strip area, especially molden in simpsonville the world a president has to grapple with. sometimes you can't even imagine. that's the job. and she's the one who's proven she can get it done. ...securing a massive reduction in nuclear weapons...
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just a few minutes ago carol: a few minutes ago, spartanburg city council
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michael: mike mccormack has more on the projects and where it looks like it will happen. mike: a developer wants to turn this corner parking lot at daniel morgan and west main into space for shops and restaurants, and 30 apartments with private parking underground. >> it's a growth potential for me. mike: tony forest owns carriage house wines, which is next to the proposed project site. >> we've been here a little over 10 years. when we came down here, we were pioneers. there was hardly anything down here, so to see the growth, but it's positive growth. it's high-energy, first-class kind of stuff going on. mike: behind the george dean johnson school of business and the marriott, another developer wants to build 50,000 square feet of office space. >> the developer for that project already has 2 tenants lined up. mike: the city owns both pieces of property, and would sell them to the developers for a dollar each. there would not be a tax deal
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>> these developments, once they're finished, will come onto the tax rolls at their full assessed values. mike: some existing business owners are concerned about the project at daniel morgan and west main, because it'll take away this parking lot. >> progress means change. mike: city leaders say they plan to make up for these spaces by offering 65 spaces nearby, at the corner of spring and broad streets. >> people come in here all the time, and they'll go, "we haven't been downtown in years." so everything that's going to happen, it's going to generate more interest in coming downtown, which should help everybody overall. mike: the city's slogan is, "see spartanburg rise." clearly, it's not just a catch phrase. mike mccormick, wyff news 4, downtown spartanburg. for development has to go through another reading. michael: by the way, downtown spartanburg already has close to 320 residential units. almomo all of them are full. >> now, your live super doppler
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john: cold front pressing across the area right now. showers and thunderstorms lined up along the front. nothing strong or severe, not expecting anything stronger severe. the live super doppler shows showers continuing with brief heavy rain across the area. we will zoom in and take a closer look at western north carolina. here is rain making it's way east-northeast. heavier rain around forest city and rutherfordton back to north of ricin city in northern slaton county into southern cleveland county. now, in northern spartanburg county, moving into gaffney, get ready gaffney and blacksburg very heavy rain, maybe a couple that's a thunder. -- claps of thunder. possible thunderstorm in molden and hit -- mauldin and simpsonville.
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a third of an inch in anderson, 2/10 of an inch at the asheville airport. cloudy skies, low clouds and fog and drizzle, live shot it -- in laurens, we will see showers and thunderstorms evolved into more of a steady rain with drizzle and fog and a northeasterly breeze kicks in as we get the wedge forming as the front settles to the south. 59 in spartanburg, 56 in greenville, 60 in laurens, 60 in clemson and toccoa, 50 four just about everywhere in western north carolina and franklin, asheville. 53 in rutherfordton. a north-northeasterly wind, the front is here. write about in here. it will gradually slide southwest, and we will bring the breeze up and we will bring in drizzle and fog. it will become more stable.
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63 in columbia, 67 in charleston. 76 in orlando, 75 in miami, 66 in borland's. get ready for nasty weather in new orleans tomorrow. 46 in richmond. this piece of energy moving through, then we have the piece of energy out of the four corners area. this will slide down and produce a low, and it will track this way of producing your weather from texas all the way over into mississippi and alabama as we go through tomorrow and tomorrow night. 33 in cleveland, 23 in michigan, 34 in minneapolis. the front tonight's all -- stalls through our south. a storm system, severe weather tomorrow morning, in time for rush hour for houston. the severe weather will move along the gulf coast. a moderate risk of severe weather possibly large tornadoes, damaging winds, and large hail. we will be wedged in during the day tomorrow with drizzle and rain.
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build back to the north on wednesday? if it stays this way, these thunderstorms will keep to our south. it will be a close call. we will watch it in the day on wednesday. tonight, showers and thunderstorms ending over the next couple hours. a steady rain with drizzle and fog, overnight lows in the 40's. tomorrow, a breeze on the northeast, cooler in the upstate, rain, drizzle, and fog. highs in the upper 40's across the entire area. 63, mild was showers and thunderstorms on wednesday. with the wind, it will feel colder on thursday and friday behind the front. where is spring? the groundhogs were all messed up. it will be a dry weekend. i'm always looking ahead to the weekend. michael: 48, 63. john: we are on the roller coaster. carol: the athletic hall of
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ricardo: the 2016 class has been named. some gamecocks, tigers, and a
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us, we could >> now, wyff news 4 sports. ricardo: south carolina moved up to number 15 in the latest d1 baseball top 25 poll. the gamecocks out to a 3-0 start to the year, after sweeping albany over the weekend.
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tomorrow at 4:00. clemson won its first series under first-year head coach monte lee this weekend. the tigers took the rubber match sunday against maine. clemson hosts james madison this weekend. eight new members will be inducted into the south carolina athletic hall of fame. the inductees announced today, and headlining the 2016 class is former new england patriot, and three-time super bowl champ, troy brown. joining brown, former gamecock basketball standout bj mckie, and former clemson b-ball standout greg buckner. the complete inductee list can be found on our wyff4 mobile app. the enshrinment will take place on may 16, in columbia. over to the hardwood, and the clemson tigers sit in the "next four out" category in the latest bracketology released today by espn's joe lunardi. clemson, fighting for its tournament lives after suffering a setback saturday at nc state. the tigers will try to get back on track at georgia tech, tomorrow night at 7:00. clemson knocked off the yellowjackets back in greenville 9 days ago. the gamecocks on the 7-seed line in today's bracketology. south carolina rebounded from
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missouri, by picking up an overtime win over florida on saturday. >> we didn't get their b-game, we got their a-game, and our guys responded, and our guys held the fort down and found a way to win. now, i hope that translates to that enthusiasm i spoke about from those upperclassmen, and hopefully, that permeates across our basketball team as we get ready for tennessee wednesday night. ricardo: usc hosts the vols wednesday night at 9:00. the gamecock women stay at number three in the latest associated press poll. they're on the road this evening, at alabama. tipoff at the top of the hour. one other note from the women's poll, fellow sec team tennessee out of the top 25 for the first time since 1985, a span of 565 weeks being ranked. one-hundredth of a second between victory, and second place. denny hamlin experiencing the former after his thrilling photo finish win in the daytona 500
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win of his career. hamlin edging martin truex, jr. for the checkers, in the closest finish in the history of the great american race. >> i'm just proud of my other teammates for us being so committed to each other, for 500 miles today. i mean, that was very rare, that you see the selflessness you saw, even with two laps to go. it's crazy. it happened so fast, i literally had d watch it back to figure out what in the world happened. ricardo: i think all of us did that on sunday. the circruit moves from daytona to atlanta, for the folds of honor quiktrip 500 next sunday. i don't remember many nascar races that i have yelled at the end. yelling at the tv. michael: never happens with the weather forecast, ever. john: yelling at me? never. tomorrow, rain, drizzle and fog.
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carol: do you think when you are president you'll be paid as much as if you were a man-male... this is one of the jobs where they have to pay you the same. but there are so many examples where that doesn't happen. i'm going to do everything i can to make sure every woman in every job gets paid the same... the men who are doing that job. i'm hillary clinton
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breaking news. tonight an uber driver is charged with murder, and prosecutors say he admitted he's the gunman who went on a vicious rampage killing people in between picking up frightened passengers. breaking news in the race for president. a major shake-up in the ted cruz campaign. a top aide fired. tonight is donald trump unstoppable? cosby's wife forced to testify as her husband's accusers take him to court. what did she know? cancer risk. from floors in so many homes across the country.
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danger is worse than was first reported. and 106 years old with moves better than most teens. the woman so excited at the white house she broke out her dance president. "nightly news" begins right now." >> announcer: from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this the "nbc nightly news" with lester holt. good evening. uber says tonight there were no red flags, no warnings about the michigan driver who was formally charged this afternoon with the murders of six people while he was on the job in the kalamazoo area on saturday night. a father and a son are among the dead. two other people were wounded in the bizarre and apparently random shooting spree that according to the prosecutor james dalton has admitted to, but there is still no answer as to why. nbc's blake mccoy was at today owes arraignment and has details. >> reporter: accused kalamazoo shooter


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