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forecast in our main report in the moment to show you how the front advances later this afternoon. it is warming up nicely. already upper 60's in the upstate and the 60's in the mountains. geoff: thank you. the weather could come into play in the final hours of voting for georgia. the peach state is one of the biggest states in super tuesday second behind texas when it , comes to delegates. wyff news 4's aly myles was in georgia shortly after the polls opened this morning. so far, so good when it comes to the weather, right? aly: beautiful weather, blue skies, absolutely wonderful sunshine. the perfect day to come vote, which many of these georgians have done already. you can see them amount of folks in line right now. unlike south carolina, both democrats and republicans will vote in their primaries today. we talked with the chairman of the board of elections here in hartwell this morning. he says in his 50 to 60 years of voting and watching politics, he has never seen such a controversial election and he's encouraged by the amount of voters he's seen today.
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why it was so important they got out here early and got that vote cast. >> having seen what's going on in the states before us and seeing the numbers that have come out in huge quantities that they haven't expected, so i'm glad to see it, though. i really am. people ought to take an interest in what is happening to our country. >> it's one of the most important elections i think we've had in many, many, many years in the history of our country. i think it's important and we're seeing that across the country with increased voter turnout. aly: i just wanted to show you this. in north carolina and south carolina, we do not get stickers like this. if you look at georgia, there is a peach on it as well. aly myles wyff news 4 live in hartwell. geoff: thank you.
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hundreds of delegates up or grabs. it is super tuesday, the biggest decision day so far. tracie potts has what to expect in washington. tracie potts: bernie sanders voting back home in vermont this morning, the one state he is almost sure to win today. >> i am confident that there is across the country. we are going to do well. if not, we will be struggling. tracie potts: hillary clinton is 10 points ahead of the national poll and she is headed to florida to watch results there tonight. 12 states choose candidates today, and 10 work both parties compete, plus, democrats and colorado and republicans in alaska. texas, the largest, a must win for ted cruz. marco rubio and ted cruz are fighting to finish strong to take on donald trump in win or
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in washington this morning, a strong review from the house speaker on donald trump failing to denounce the kkk. >> if a person wants to be the nominee of the republican party, there can be no evasion and no games. they must reject any group or cause that is built on bigotry. tracie potts: but donald trump is gaining support with 40%, a new high in the polls. tracie potts nbc news washington. geoff: reiterating what tracie potts just talked about, a new nbc news poll shows donald trump and hillary clinton holding leads in their races according to the nbc news survey monkey online poll. with registered republicans, donald trump is leading with 40%. in second place is marco rubio with 21%, while ted cruz is holding close in third with 18%. the race is closer on the other side, with 51% of democrats selected hillary clinton in the poll. with bernie sanders in second with 41%. once the poll closes, we'll have
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the wyff news 4 app. be sure to download it for all of our commitment 2016 coverage. we'll bring you the latest results as they come in. also, make sure to check the bottom of your screen for those results, too. this evening be sure to watch an , hour long nightly news. lester holt will be anchoring live from new york. nightly news starts right after wyff news 4 at 6:00. the south carolina senate starts its week in a familiar place, debating getting more money to the state's roads. senator lee bright, who represents spartanburg and greenville county, will be on the floor today. he took over a nearly two week filibuster by senator tom davis. bright says south carolina can find enough money to repair bridges and fix potholes without raising the gas tax. the debate has paralyzed the senate, which can't debate any other bills with opposition until it handles the roads issue. and happening right now, the south carolina chamber of commerce is talking about the
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senate. there are live pictures. the chamber is arguing that the condition's of the state roads will start to hurt the state's tourism industry. let's listen to part of the news conference. >> what i would say to you today is this -- it is time for our general assembly to move on, particularly the senate, to fix our roads. the rhetorical question has to be answered and i think temple lake summed it up. how many people must live before we fix our roads? how much business do we lose trying to get our goods and services to our businesses across the state? billions of dollars. in business communities, with citizens, we are frustrated. our senate and executive branch needs to get together to talk about a bill that they both can
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-- thank you a very much. [applause] geoff: a very big topic. wyff news 4's tim waller is at the news conference and will have more on the chamber's arguments and the roads bill in the senate, coming up later tonight on wyff news 4 at 5:00. updates now to a couple of developing stories we told you about yesteray at noon. a little girll pulled from a house fire has died. sophia rhodes was 5-years-old. the anderson county coroner says she died from her injuries at the augusta burn center. fire officials tell us the child was found between the wall and a couch in the home. this is on green street in honea path. the fire started around ten sunday night. the little girl was rushed to the burn unit in augusta, and she died of smoke inhalation. a neighbor called 911 after seeing fire and smoke coming from the back of the home. >> i heard cops hollering sophia, and i seen the fire
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ambulance right here at the stop sign and they got the stretcher out. geoff: friends say sophia was the youngest of five children. the rest of the family was not injured in the fire. another update this afternoon, the spartanburg county coroner says the four usc upstate students killed in a crash in october had been drinking. that accident happened on fourth street near boiling springs. only one of the five students in the car survived. according to results released yesterday, three of the students who died, including the driver james campbell, had a blood alcohol content above the legal limit. the coroner says he needed guidance from the state attorney general before giving out that information. the reason was because some of the victim's families fought the release. >> i feel it more than prudent that we release the toxicology results so we can get this story behind us and maybe get these families some healing. geoff: according to the attorney general's opinion, toxicology results should be considered private, but he says coroners
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laws. a union county teacher has resigned from her job rather than face a disciplinary hearing for nude pictures taken from her phone. leigh anne arthur was a mechatronics teacher at union county high school. she tells us she took partially nude pictures herself to give to her husband. she says a student at the school took her phone, went through her pictures and sent them to other students. the school district says arthur was at fault because she left the phone unlocked. >> he knows right and wrong. he had the ultimate decision to take pictures of my pictures, and he had the ultimate decision to send them out, so i don't understand why i am being held accountable. i didn't do anything except have a dumb moment for two or three minutes. geoff: arthur says she knows who the student is and forgives him. the union county sheriff's office is investigating the incident to see whether the student should be charged. an investigation is underway
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5-year-old boy was injured in a shooting. spartanburg county deputies are calling the shooting accidental but have not said what led to the shooting. the incident happened last night on rowe street in the arcadia area. deputies say the child was taken to spartanburg medical center. right now, there is no update on his condition. greenville police are trying to identify a suspect accused of shooting a man in the back. police say the shooting happened last night at brook haven apartments. they say the victim was brought to greenville memorial and his injuries are not life-threatening. the family of a berkeley county sheriff's deputy, who was shot and wounded, is thanking the public for the outpouring of love and support. kimber gist, who is originally from woodruff, was shot twice last week when she stopped to investigate a suspicious vehicle in goose creek. authorities say the man suspected of shooting her later died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. gist remains in the hospital, but authorities have said she is
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a small earthquake hit north carolina overnight. the u.s. geological survey says a magnitude 2.4 quake hit outside of burnsville in yancey county. so far, no reports of damage. reports the quake happened a little after 9:30. coming up, a north carolina community is asking questions following a deadly officer involved shooting. and authorities are trying to determine what led to a shooting inside a high school cafeteria. dale: more clouds building for the upstate and mountains.
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geoff: right now, breaking traffic news this afternoon. this is a live look at night look at i have been 85 southbound. the trucks there and the traffic slowing down because at mile marker 60 in front of bmw, there is a wreck that is blocking traffic.
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but traffic is backing up in that area. this afternoon, the investigation continues into an officer involved shooting in north carolina that killed a chase suspect. police say the suspect was wanted on felony drug charges. they say he ran away from officers trying to arrest him. at some point during the chase, police say officer d.c. twiddy shot and killed the man. the state bureau of investigation has been called in to review the shooting. happening now, the funeral service for virginia police officer ashley guindon to be underway. her body was escorted by dozens of police cars and motorcycles monday night to hylton memorial chapel. the prince william county officer was shot and killed in the line of duty last saturday. it was her first day on patrol. she and two other officers were responding to a domestic violence call when she was shot. the 14-year-old teen accused in yesterday's shooting at an ohio school made his first court appearance this morning. the teen is charged with two
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two counts of felonious assault. his attorney entered a not guilty plea for his young client. the judge ordered the teen remain in juvenile detention pending a pre-trial hearing on april 5. four people were hurt monday when witnesses say the student opened fire during lunch in the cafeteria of his junior-senior high school in madison township, ohio. the search continues this afternoon for a man who kidnapped his girlfriend and boys then led police in southern california on a chase. the chase lasted for several hours. early in the chase, the driver weaved through traffic, even driving on the wrong side of the road. eventually, the chase stopped, leading to the standoff. the standoff ended when the driver freed his girlfriend and boys and ran from the scene. so far, police have not located the suspect. wild video out of arlington, texas, after a driver plows their car into a gas pump. the accident happened yesterday afternoon at a shell gas station in west arlington.
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driver and some help try to free other passengers from the car before flames from the gas pump get more intense. firefighters got the flames under control in about two hours. police have not said if anyone was injured or what caused the driver to lose control. black smoke clouded the san francisco sky after a bus caught fire at a gas station. police say the bus went up in flames yesterday afternoon in the south of market neighborhood. black plumes of smoke could be seen for several miles shooting into the sky. fire crews say the blaze was extinguished in about 30 minutes. police say the bus was empty during the fire and no injuries were reported. >> now, your live super doppler 4 hd forecast. dale: 12:18. we begin with live super doppler 4 hd picking up a few showers in northern pickens county and into
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nor the greenville county getting sprinkles and coming down the long north carolina-tennessee line of swain county and parts of cherokee. this is a little advance precipitation. the front is still to the west and it starts to get more active in our area later this afternoon about 4:00 or 5:00. it is marching across tennessee and firing up pretty good thunderstorms. that will be the biggest threat from the cold front tonight with strong and gusty wind associated with the storm. it will be in the evening until about 1:00 or 2:00 in the morning. we will run the future plus and the moment. looks like there will be rain coming. ahead of it, 71 in abbeville, greenwood, lawrences -- laurens. caesars head that 65, a man drum , 66, 60 is normal for the
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landrum at 60 6, 60 is normal for the upstate this time of the year. we expect about 63 to 64 point asheville high today. wind has picked up from 10 to 18 miles an hour in the upstate. about the same for the mountains. light and franklin, 12 to 16 from hendersonville to asheville. stronger wind will be associated with the thunderstorms. the first day of march averages 60 and the record today is 80 setback in 1918. we will be above average but not record-breaking, getting up to 68. asheville normally sees 54. 64 is the forecasted high after a warm weather ahead of the front. wind is always stronger ahead of a system like this. showers and thunderstorms could produce damaging wind, so we will be watching that this evening with thunderstorms. cooler temperatures behind it. tomorrow, instead of upper 60's and low 70's, 50's in the
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here is our future plus as we put it in motion. about 5:00, pretty heavy downpours in the northwest georgia area and into tennessee and along the tennessee-north carolina line. by 6:00 or 7:00, it works its way across the upstate and by 10:00, it affects a good the of the i-85 corridor and by midnight, it pushes into the piedmont and toward the midlands. one or two remaining showers in the mountains and then by 2:00 and 3:00, it is over with clear and breezy conditions tomorrow and much cooler than today with clouds building back in on thursday and thursday afternoon with another chance of showers. today's highs are upper 60's, 68 in the upstate, 63 to 64 but the mountains and then we see a drop tonight and be much cooler tomorrow after this stormy weather comes through in the evening.
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to clemson's last game at bon secours wellness arena -- keep an eye if you are going to the clemson game tonight. could be stormy by the time you get out and will be calming down after midnight. geoff: we were talking about this story this morning, and we are shaking our heads. scott kelly is returning to earth today, but we were shaking our heads at how long he has been at the international space station longer than any other , u.s. astronaut. kelly's current mission has lasted 340 days. in his last briefing before heading home, kelly told reporters that he is feeling good. after he lands, he'll be flown to houston tomorrow to undergo a battery of physical and scientific tests. this was his fourth mission in space. to the gone for that long, hard to imagine. dale: and he has an identical twin brother, so they can see how he has done on earth and in space. geoff: that will be interesting. still to come a judge says , subway needs to take better care that their foot-long subs are actually a foot-long. coming up later this afternoon on "ellen," she talks to kris jenner.
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that's about three-quarters of the average annual social security benefit. aarp says its research shows prescription price hikes imposed one or more times a year by drugmakers are making prescription medicines increasingly unaffordable for retirees and many other patients, particularly those who take multiple prescriptions or need long-term medication. subway customers will get a foot-long sub when they order a footlong. just last week, a judge granted final approval to a settlement of a class-action lawsuit filed against subway to ensure its bread is at least 12 inches long. the suit was filed after an australian teenager in 2013 posted an image on facebook of his sandwich that was only eleven inches. as part of the settlement, subway has agreed to implement
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at least 12 inches long. all right. a look outside with cloudy conditions. i drive a golf ball. i drive to the hoop. i drive a racecar. i have a driver. his name is carl. but that's not what we all have in common. we talked to our doctors about treatment with xarelto . xarelto is proven to treat and help reduce the risk of dvt and pe blood clots. xarelto is also proven to reduce the risk of stroke in people with afib, not caused by a heart valve problem. for people with afib currently well managed on warfarin, there is limited information on how xarelto and warfarin compare in reducing the risk of stroke. you know, taking warfarin, i had to deal with that blood testing routine. i couldn't have a healthy salad whenever i wanted. i found another way. yeah, treatment with xarelto . hey, safety first. like all blood thinners, don't stop taking xarelto
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increase your risk of a blood clot or stroke. while taking, you may bruise more easily and it may take longer for bleeding to stop. xarelto may increase your risk of bleeding if you take certain medicines. xarelto can cause serious and in rare cases, fatal bleeding. get help right away for unexpected bleeding, unusual bruising, or tingling. if you have had spinal anesthesia while on xarelto , watch for back pain or any nerve or muscle related signs or symptoms. do not take xarelto if you have an artificial heart valve or abnormal bleeding. tell your doctor before all planned medical or dental procedures. before starting xarelto , tell your doctor about any kidney, liver, or bleeding problems. xarelto is the number one prescribed blood thinner in its class. well that calls for a round of kevin nealons. make mine an arnold palmer. same here. with xarelto there is no regular blood monitoring and no known dietary restrictions. treatment with xarelto was the right move for us. ask your doctor about xarelto . hey, guys! if weekly grocery shopping at other stores is taking a big bite out of your budget, just look at these savings at your local walmart.
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showers and north carolina now parried by 5:00, some impact northeastern georgia and about 6:30, they are pushing toward the upstate. in the early evening, it works in. keep in umbrella handy this evening and may be a rain jacket because we will have pretty good wind with thunderstorms. should all be over by about 2:00 a.m. geoff: do not forget our super tues lights, camera, access. >> tonight is the night. >> good to be alive right about now. >> it's amazing. >>o my god. >> leo at last. plus he had plenty of company when it came to first-time winners.
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behind the scene moments like leo's priceless words to the engraver and our surprise that blew the best actress away. >> you found this? >> what to you want to see from him? >> is hollywood racist? >> did chris rock deliver? >> the talk right now is your dress. >> no question, the style satisfied but there's only room for one at the top. >> i'm going to be controversial here, guys. >> plus a selfie gone surreal. >> that's jacob dicaprio. >> whoa! >> the sixth time is the charm for leo. welcome to the oscar edition of "access hollywood." a surprise for brie larson you won't see anywhere else.
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the night, leonardo dicaprio. >> thank you all so very much. >> it felt like everyone gave leo's best actor win a standing ovation. >> leo, leo. >> leo. >> just a few hours earlier we got a glimpse of his mega wattage as he arrived and waved to fans. >> i'm here with my mother. i've been in this town for 25 years and you know, this is a big show. >> the pressure was evident during abc's preshow but on stage, leo used part of his 2:20 speech to make a point. >> climate change is real and happening right now. let us not take this planet for granted. granted. >> and while his date, his mom looked on proudly, so did kate


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