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away last week. now, the bonding company that put up the bail money has two teams of bounty hunters looking for the suspect. wyff news 4's tim waller is here with the story. tim: michael, the suspect is 24-year-old bradford hester williams. greenville county deputies consider him armed and dangerous. williams is accused of killing two men in the parking lot of bugatti grand nightclub on thanksgiving morning in 2014. williams was arrested and jailed on the charges, but court records show, a month and half after his arrest, circuit court judge edward w. miller granted williams a $200,000 bond. he was ordered to wear a gps monitoring bracelet like this one, which deputies say he removed last thursday when he escaped. today, a spokesman for the bonding company, which will be out $200,000 if williams isn't captured, said he thought, with a double murder charge, there would have been no bond. he said they've dispatched two teams of bounty hunters to help track down williams, adding the suspect's family is distraught,
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williams on the phone to get him to turn himself in. today, we contacted the office of judge edward miller to see why he agreed to set bail for williams, but our call was not returned. ultimately, williams' family, who signed the bond, could be responsible for the entire $200,000 if williams isn't captured by his court appearance on april 1st. carol? carol: thanks, tim. a community is turning to prayer for a five-year-old girl, after a fire ripped through her home. wyff news 4's mandy gaither is live and local in honea path, with more. mandy? mandy: the little girl found inside this home is still in critical condition. the family will know more after tests are done tomorrow. >> big orange ball. mandy: when chris jarrard looked out his window, he could see flames covering the back of his neighbor's home on green street. he told 911 dispatchers he could see some of the family rush out.
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screaming, and about that time is when there was an explosion inside the house, and i seen that person go back out. mandy: jarrard could hear people calling for sophia. this 5-year-old girl was later found between the wall and a couch, taken to the augusta burn unit. >> it's heartbreaking and unexplainable. mandy: hours before the fire, sophia was across the street at her family's church, playing a game. she was often there, and at the pastor's house next door, playing with their children. >> she was a fun-loving, smart, beautiful little girl, who loved life, laughter. a joy to be around. mandy: krista overby is the wife of the pastor at first assembly of god honea path. she says the family needs donations, and prayers. >> kind of feeling just a little numb. just kind of trying to take it all in. it comes in waves. mandy: investigators went through the charred remains of the home on monday. the cause of the fire, still
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sophia is the youngest of five. anyone interested in making donations for the family can do that here at their church on green street, or at the pastor's house right next-door. mandy gaither, wyff news 4, live in honea path. michael: the union county school district says a teacher has resigned. this, after a student spread a nude picture of her. the district says leigh anne arthur taught at union county high, and that a student took arthur's phone and took a photo of a nude picture on that phone. the district says the student sent out that picture through texts and social media. the district tells us arthur was in the wrong, because her phone was unlocked, making the picture available to students. the union county sheriff's office is investigating, and will determine whether the student is charged. carol: what began with a controversial poem containing a vulgar word, has led to an online battle to get an upstate teacher his job back. wyff news 4's myra ruiz has more on what led to the so-called
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myra: easley high school students say they're not sure how much of a difference it will make, but they're really hoping that that online petition will get gregory fish back on the job. >> i wouldn't be here talking to the news about any sort of issue if he hadn't made an impact. i wouldn't be standing out for anything if it hadn't been for mr. fish. i wouldn't have that courage inside of me. myra: mr. fish's students are speaking out in his defense, after complaints about a poem he shared during an advanced placement english lit class at the starving artist cafe. >> i've seen that it's been said that it's about an older man and younger woman, and that's clearly not the case in the poem, so it did not affect me as these parents are describing it should affect their children. myra: but the poem used the f-word, as a verb, which led to complaints from some students and parents. the pickens county school district said mr. fish has resigned. mr. fish declined to comment about what happened, but his supporters are speaking for him through the fight for fish online petition.
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that we all support him and we will always fight for him. myra: students have canceled a sit in planned on tuesday at the request of mr. fish's wife. myra ruiz, wyff, news 4, pickens county. michael: in greenville county, a boy scout, alone in the woods for about 18 hours, is back home safe. crews say he covered up in 12-year-old john quay was separated from his troop during a hike in jones gap state park saturday afternoon. they found him yesterday, on old camp creek road, hungry, cold and had on what close. troop leaders say they teach the boys survival skills at a young age. we're told they use a buddy system while on hikes, and aren't sure how john got separated. carol: a live look now from our lake hartwell skycam, a gorgeous leap day across the carolinas. cessarich has what we can expect tonight. john? john: we will cool down a little bit, but seasonably cool. for now, what a way to start the week.
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10-15 degrees above average. we warmed up in the 70's outside the mountains, mid-to-upper 60's in the mountains. except for stuck in the 50's in the northern mountains around boone. this evening, we can expect clear skies, then temperatures will gradually cool off as we get into later this evening, then a storm system will come in and maybe clouds late tonight. through the day tomorrow, a chance of scattered showers and maybe thundershowers, but not
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york judge said the justice department cannot force apple to provide the fbi with access to a locked iphone involved in the brooklyn drug case. this comes after a california magistrate ordered apple to create software to hack this iphone of the san bernardino shooter. carol: donald trump is still having to answer questions after he said he could disavow white supremacist david duke, or the kkk, in an interview on cnn sunday morning. trump's rivals, are bringing it up on the campaign trail. trump maintains he'd already disavowed david duke, and didn't hear the question properly. >> what i heard was various groups, and i don't mind disavowing anybody, and i disavowed david duke, and i disavowed him the day before, at a major news conference, which is surprising, because he was at the major news conference. cnn was at the major news conference, and they heard me very easily disavow david duke. now, i go and i sit down again, i have a lousy earpiece that is
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he talked about groups. he also talked about groups. i have no problem with disavowing groups. michael: this reminder georgia , is one of the super tuesday states. so we wanted to show you what the latest poll is saying. on the republican side donald , trump is in the lead. the latest cbs-yougov poll, done friday before the david duke comments, had donald trump at 40% of the gop vote. ted cruz at 29%, marco rubio at 22%, ben carson at 7%, john kasich at 2%. on the democratic side, hillary clinton is in the lead, polling at 63%. 35% of democratic voters in georgia say they are voting for bernie sanders. polls in georgia open tomorrow at 7:00 a.m., and close at 7:00 p.m. this reminder, tomorrow night, look for full super tuesday results on the wyff news 4 mobile app. we will keep you up-to-date. carol: the henderson county sheriff's office's new k-9s now have names, and some elementary students have awards.
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sniffer-doodles, and echo charlie foxtrot. the bloodhounds' handlers chose the winning names from 388 elementary students' entries. the students got to meet the dogs earlier this afternoon. >> one dog kept giving me kisses on the cheek. it was so cute. my favorite part about them was, they are energetic. carol: lillian contributed sniff er-doodles. allyson: this is carson. he's just 12 days old, and these are the first faces he saw, the wade hampton fire department. they helped deliver him. we'll have more on his story, coming up. john: a live shot from paris mountain looking southbound, nice and mild.
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carol: firefighters respond to all sorts of calls. crime scenes, fires, animal rescues. michael: for the guys at wade hampton station three, one of their recent calls is one they say they'll never forget. carol: all new at 6:00, wyff news 4's allyson powell has their story. allyson: every time the guys at wade hampton fire station number three load up, and answer a call, they prepare for the worst. february 17th was no different.
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brian jones, just had given us a and infant cpr that morning. when we got the call, we were like, lord, please don't let us have to use that. allyson: a scenario they hardly ever see. >> in a firefighter's career, we probably won't see that kind of call, maybe 2-3 times in a career. allyson: the call, an immminent childbirth. julie langston's second child, but the first one born at home with just her husband, drew, two-year-old daughter maggie, and her mom. >> drew called 911 when my water broke in the bathroom, and i told them we were going to have the baby at home. my mom was the one who caught him, and she handed him to me, then she ran into maggie's room, our daughter, our two-year-old, and called her down. >> dispatch walked me through the whole thing. get her to the bedroom trying to help me keep
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a little bit, because i knew i was not prepared to do this in any way. right after she got on the bed, it was five seconds later, he was born. allyson: firefighters were there in time to make sure baby carson was healthy. >> the ems and firefighters rushed into our room, and they clamped the cord, checked him out, saw he was healthy and fine, and they helped us all take a breather, and a sigh of relief. allyson: and offer some encouragment. allyson powell, wyff news 4, in greenville. >> now, your live super doppler 4 hd weather forecast. john: today, 73 degrees. we missed the record by three degrees, 79 set in 1972. 13 degrees above average for this time of year. what a way to start a new week.
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and we will be cooler is we get into march 1 tomorrow. we started off and 39 this morning at the asheville airport but warmed up quickly to 67 degrees. we missed the record by 10 degrees, said in 1972. 13 degrees above the average or this time of year. as the sun goes down, a live shot in asheville with a beautiful sunset. clear skies and a couple little cirrus clouds coming in well ahead of the system. the main storm system is along the mississippi river. more about that in a second. temperatures ranging from 55, pretty cool in boone. 66 in asheville and hendersonville, upper 60's and spartanburg, laurens, 71 in greenville, 70 two in clemson, 70 in toccoa, 76 in elberton. a breeze out of the south-southwest at 5-15 miles per hour in the upstate and northeastern georgia.
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in cooler temperatures in the northern bounds of north carolina. humidity very low, 24% in boone, 28% in asheville. 31% in spark are, 25% humidity in clemson. milder the south, 71 in columbia. cooler along the beaches with a sea breeze coming off the ocean. 62 in wilmington, 63 in myrtle beach. 60 one in hilton head. mild in atlanta, 69. chattanooga. the front is in the plains states. mild in the deep south. we are as warm as orlando and humidity. our area is dry. the storm system is out here. snow on the back edge through the dakotas into western rockies. this low and the cold front through here will push quickly across our area. the storm prediction center has
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weather to our west as we go through tomorrow afternoon and night. the southwestern ounce of north carolina and maybe northeastern georgia, you have a chance of maybe thunderstorms tomorrow late in the day especially tomorrow night. tomorrow morning, still mild. a few showers coming in ahead of the system during the afternoon hours. a line of nasty thunderstorms may go into the mountains of north carolina and northern georgia. this is 5:00 tomorrow evening. our best chance of showers and thunderstorms will be tomorrow evening across the area. the front pushes through, and here comes the cooldown. amy snow showers along the tennessee line. otherwise, sunny and a few degrees below normal. clear and chilly tonight, low 44. mid 30's in the mountains. tomorrow in the upstate, scattered afternoon showers, mild. high 66. we start off at 52, warming to 60 by lunchtime. in the mountains, scattered
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possibly late. high around 60. we start off and 47, opera 50's by lunchtime. the four-day plus, slowly working our way into cooler temperatures by wednesday. chilly temperatures but dry and time for the weekend. i know it is only monday. carol: looking ahead. it was a short off-season for the clemson football team. brad: preparations for the 2016
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>> now, wyff news 4 sports. >> it's fun to enter the last week of the regular season and be in the conversation for one f -- one of the top four seeds when you take into consideration where we were at two years ago. brad: pretty wild to think, two-year -- two years ago, the gamecocks finished five and 13 in conference play. they are 23 and six this year. it was a short offseason for the clemson tigers. just 49 days between the final game of the season, the college football playoff championship, and today, day 1 of spring practice. ricardo lecompte is in clemson, with more on day 1 of preperations for 2016. ricardo: clemson's appearance in the national championship last year validated dabo swinney's direction. as the tigers up in their first day of practice, he says his
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>> they have pep in their step. the biggest thing is, they all understand just how small that margin for error is. again, we finished number two. we have been climbing, trying to get to number one. that is what our objective is. there is no satisfaction on this football team. ricardo: a couple of practice, mike williams will go through all drills except for being tackled to the ground as he recovers from a net injury. wide receiver deion king will not practice with the tigers. swinney once him to concentrate on issues off the field. he says king is making progress. in clemson, ricardo lecompte, wyff news 4 sports. brad: the chicago bears have placed the franchise tag on former gamecock wide receiver alshon jeffrey. with the franchise tag, jeffery is due just under $14.6 million next season. he has until july 15 to reach a multiyear deal with the bears, or he must play next
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the tigers have an opportunity to knock off a top 5 team on senior night tomorrow night. clemson will host 4th ranked virginia, and although the tigers' ncaa tournament chances are likely over without an acc tournament championship, a win over number 4 virginia would be an awfully nice way to send out the three seniors at the bon secours wellness arena. they will tip tomorrow night at 7:00 in greenville. what a weekend for the junior college transfer john jones down at south carolina. the switch-hitting catcher reached base in all 14 plate appearances against penn state. he went 8 for 8, with 6 walks. a couple of those were home runs, including a grand slam. arguably the best weekend at the plate in school history. the clemson tigers swept james madison over the weekend, and we continue to see the tigers hang runs on the scoreboard. if you -- they have beat teams 55-10 over the last five games since
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carol: thanks fo tonight the klan controversy exploding around donald trump after refusing to condemn the kkk's former leader. what he's saying now and what we found him saying years ago. plus, tensions boil over at trump's rally, and tonight some republican leaders are scrambling to stop him. school shooting emergency. all-out chaos as police say a 14-year-old suddenly opened fire in the cafeteria. taking the stand, an emotional erin andrews tells the jury about her hotel nightmare as a stalker secretly taped her and posted the video for the world to see. craving sleep. a wake-up call tonight for millions struggling to lose weight and trying to get more rest. and hollywood rocked as controversy takes center stage at the oscars.
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right now. >> announcer: from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is ennightly news with lester holt. good evening. from our election headquarters on the eve of super tuesday, one of the biggest days yet in the presidential contest, in an election season filled with lead-shaking moments, spray tans. the kkk and ear piece malfunctions are abeing mott topics driving the conversation about the republican race. outside of texas, donald trump seems poised to score some very big wins in tomorrow's primary contest despite some conflicting and curious answers to a question that's left him exposed over very sensitive racial ground. nbc's katy tur starts our coverage tonight. >> reporter: tensions high in radford, virginia. secret service body slamming a "time" photographer who tried to leave the campaign mandated press pen. trump on edge, too. this morning blaming his refusal to


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