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forecast 3 an active pattern is setting up from now until the end of this week. we'll see two opportunities for snow in the mountains, while the upstate could see brief snowfall on wednesday then mostly heavy rain on friday. here's the set- upa&tonight will be very cold, with overnight lows dropping to 24 in the upstate and 17 in the mountains. clouds will move in toward wednesday morning as the first of the two systems approaches. this first storm has only a small amount of moisture. that said, it will still bring some light snow accumulations to north carolina. be sure to check out www.foxcarolina .com/weather for more on the
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3 and don't forget to wake up with thee morning news-- meteorologist nicole papay will have a check of the forecast as you head out the door--and traffic reporter chris scott will have the latest road conditions on your way to work.that's from 5:00 to 9:00 on thee morning news. 3 back to you. 3 3 and we do know all schools in greenwood district 52 will be
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water line break in ninety six. the assistant superintendent says the break is fixed - but officials are running tests - and those results won't be available until tomorrow.the facilities will remain closed until those tests come back. 3 developing tonight 3 a deadly house fire is under investigation in pickens county. county.the fire broke out just after two this afternoon at this home on ann street in pickens.six agencies are involved in this case, including sled.the pickens fire chief tells us the cause of the fire hasn't been determined.and the coroner has not released the victim's name. 3 tonight..fox carolina investigates 3 fire dangers this time of year. many of you have been stocking up on those winter weather items... but fire officials say you've got to be careful with heating units like space heaters. heaters.fox carolina's rebecca atkins looked into the safety concerns ...and rebecca what did they have to say? 3 3 3 3 3 well cody as the temperature on your thermostat goes down
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goes up. the fire marshal for the boiling springs fire district tells me there have already been several fires in the county caused by space and keroscene heaters. just last night this fire broke out in greer, the fire marshal their says they believe it was caused by a generator as well as improper fueling. he says the home did not have electricity. and space heaters are another leading cause of fires this time of year according the fire marshal for the boiling springs fire district, he says to keep them at least 36 inches away from furniture, curtains and 3 3 "around the county there have been several fires caused by auxillary heating systems, people just aren't aware of the dangers these present, particularly if you're using a heat exchanger and it's very cold like this."another tip that cason recommends is not using those additional heating sources on an extension cord, he says they aren't designed to carry that kind of current,
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3 3 cason says you can also have your heater checked out, to make sure there aren't any cracks in the chamber of the furnace. he says it's good to have that done every year to make sure it's working the way greenville, rebecca atkins fox carolina news tonight. 3 and the red cross says this year alone they've responded to over 40 fires in the upstate...and have helped up to 120 people.the red cross says home fires are the most common disaster in the country....and in south carolina the red cross responds to one every four hours.the top two things family can do to stay safe...is to check existing drills at home. home.they also say to check your electrical appliances before you leave home.... cooking on the stove.... stove....blow out candles and put out fires before going to bed beddon't overload your electrical outlets... outlets...and use space heaters with care. counties 3 an inman woman is facing charges tonight after the
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office says she left her eight- month old in the car in near- freezing temperatures temperaturesdeputies say victoria skripchenko is charged with child cruelty... after a witness called 911...claiming the woman left her child for up to 20-minutes in the car...in 36-degree weather. weather.deputies say they responded to the kohl's store on franklin avenue on monday... that's where the child's mother said she went inside quickly to exchange an item... the child was placed in a relative's care...and social services was contacted. 3 tonight the assistant principal at north buncombe high school is on administrative leave after school officials say there was an incident involving a student studentthe school district says they were made aware of an incident between barry owens and a student following a basketball game on friday at the school.owens is also the school's athletic director.... per protocol he is on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.owens has been the assistant principal and the a-d since 2004.
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police officer is in custody tonightcharged with misconduct in office. office.last week...we broke the news of robert shaw's arrest...and tonight his fellow officer john bell is also facing charges. charges.both were fired last year after a man filed an excessive force complaint against them. the honea path police chief said he fired the pair after speaking with sled. the complaint stemmed from an incident in november--after a man failed to stop for police leading to a chase.police said hatcher...exited his car with what looked to be a knife. police say the officers used force to disarm hatcher. hatcher was taken to the hospital where his family said and was in critical condition at the time.they later filed a lawsuit against the town and police department of honea path. 3 happening now 3 today is the first day to file your taxes...however, it comes with a warning... watch out for i-r-s scams. scams.fox carolina's shale remien gathered the latest tips today on how to avoid
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in our newsroom. 3 cody - in two years... there have been five thousand phone scam victims.after reporting this in the 10 o'clock news, i just got a call from a viewer saying she too has recieved several phone calls. 3 the better business bureau in greenville says it anticipates the scams to rise. it says if a scammer calls, make sure you don't fall for the tricks. avoid callers that demand payment, that ask for specific type of payment or ask for cerdit card information. some even threaten using law enforcement. 3 3 3 "if the irs calls that's your first sign, the irs rarely ever calls and if they do call, you've received a bill first." they'll never threaten with anything, they'll never insist on a payment method so anyone that says you should use a credit card, it's a scam." scam."the better business buraeu also says even if a callers seems to know a lot about your personal information, don't fall it.it says there is plenty of
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accesssible online. 3 the better business bureau says some scammers can manipulate caller i-d. if you recieve one of those calls, ask to call them back and call a legitamate i-r-s number. cody? 3 shale, i saw the department of revenue is making more of an effort to protect taxpayers from refund fraud as well. you reached out to them today, did they say what their plan was? was?when i spoke to them today they say they are collaborating with the i-r-s, a new analytics team, and patterning with the tax industry to hopefully decrease the number of cases this see per year. live in the newsroom, sr, fc, ttocn 3 tonight an elementary school tutor is facing charges- accused of putting three kids in the trunk of her car 3 but still to come she says that's not what happened... hear from her...and police on the investigation 3 plus--the city of greenville is getting it's moment in the spotlight...coming up we're learning more about c-span's plan to feature the upstate on their network. 3 and something delicious is coming to haywood mall...and
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attention.more the cheesecake factory's move to the upstate- next. 3 coming up we'll take a look at your seven-day forecast...and what you can expect as you head out the door tomorrow morning.stay with us.
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3 a tennessee 3 elementary school tutor is speaking for the first time tonight...after police say they found three kids in the trunk of her car and arrested her. her.police say on sunday night they were called to a gas station...where a witness says andria james pulled up and let nine kids out of the car...three from the trunk. police say surveillance footage from the store confirms this claim...the suspect is a tutor at the school....and says she picked them up from a basketball game and took them to her home... she says the allegations just aren't true. 3 3 "all of them didn't get in the trunk now, let's not get it
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trunk." 3 "it's very saddening and heartbreaking, and i have children of my own, that an adult would put other peoples' children or children in harm's way like that." that."now police did call parents...who came and picked up their kids.tonight the woman is charged with three counts of reckless endangerment. 3 happening now 3 the mayor of greenville is welcoming the television network c-span to the upstate.. city of greenville. greenville.earlier today mayor knox white welcomed the network--as they go to work on a segment recording and featuring the city's history and literary life.they will be working on the piece through the 21-st.tonight we caught up with the mayor himself who the city. 3 3 "we are very proud to have are not looking only in today's environment in turns of the economic development in the area in turns of downtown, they are also trying to put it into the largest historical context of the economic of the upstate of
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carolina."the special called "greenville weekend" will air on american history channel and book tv on february 20-th and 21-st.so don't miss out! 3 if you have a sweet tooth-- then you are likely to be excited about haywood mall's official announcement today! the highly anticipated arrival of the cheesecake factory is almost here!the restaurant will be opening their doors *this summer at the haywood mall!it will be located next to macy's where panera bread used to be located. and will be the first cheesecake factory to open in the state of south carolina. 3 chief meteorologist kendra
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3 an active pattern is setting up from now until the end of this week. we'll see two opportunities for snow in the mountains, while the upstate could see brief snowfall on wednesday then mostly heavy rain on friday. here's the set- upa&tonight will be very cold, with overnight lows dropping to 24 in the upstate and 17 in the mountains. clouds will move in toward wednesday morning as the first
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this first storm has only a small amount of moisture. that said, it will still bring some light snow accumulations to north carolina. expect some light snow to develop in the mountains for wednesday morning, but the main event will push in for the afternoon. heavier snow will set up between 2-5pm for the mountains, while the upstate will see a brief rain/snow mix, potentially with some light snow showers mixed in. the best chance for upstate snow will be along i85 and north, and would happen between about 3-6pm. the moisture completely dries up by the evening, leaving just clouds. i don't expect any accumulations in the upstate, but the far north upstate mountains could see a dusting of snow.the next system will bring some light showers by late thursday, then heavy rain by friday to the upstate. we could see between 1 and 3 inches of rainfall, while the mountains would get rain and a mix through the day, the moisture would turn to snow friday evening in western nc. there could be several inches of snow into late friday night and early saturday morning. the rain will end in the upstate during friday evening,
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remain that could produce some light snow showers as the cold air moves in. once again, no accumulations are expected at this time, but there is potential for some flakes flying friday night.skies will clear out by mid-morning on saturday, leaving sunshine for
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3 and make sure to download our new fox carolina weather app. you can get the latest weather info on the go, as well as get alerts on watches and warnings for your area.just text carolina weather to 23765 to download! 3 happening this weekend--as the panthers inch closer to a superbowl bidwe're taking a closer look at the journey to get there.join us this sunday for panthers' pursuit of a title -aaron and shannon will have all the coverage from charlotte -again that's this sunday at 5:30. 3 and fox carolina is the place to be this sunday.pre-game coverage starts at 6pm.kickoff is 6:40pm.tune in this sunday for the nfc championship.and of course head to fox carolina dot com and click on the panthers section for all you need to know!
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studio is fox carolina sports director aaron cheslock with a look at what's coming up in sports--aaron? 3 some panthers coverage coming right at you... carolina could be down a defender for the nfc championship... we'll take a look at the status of ron rivera's defense... plus... 3 a ton of hoops to get to... including the red-hot tigers looking for yet another win over a ranked team... while the top-25 gamecocks hope to get a road-win in conference... 3 and don't look now, but the sprint cup season's right around the corner... the great american race just more than a month away... nascar notes and more, straight ahead in sports...
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3 some doubt on defense... hey there, i'm ac... an mri confirms panthers defensive end jared allen's got a break in his foot... he's listed as doubtful for sunday's nfc championship game which means there's a good shot he won't suit up on sunday.. sunday..allen had three quarterback hits in the panthers divisional win over seattle last sunday.. he's reportedly looking to see if playing through the injury could cause further damage... carolina obviously hoping the former all-pro can go... but if not, kony ealy would likely start on the line opposite charles johnson... with some other guys getting more opportunities.. ron rivera says-- 3 "his mentality's that he's going to want to do everything he can to play knowing him. and it's one of those things that once he sees what the doctor has to say we're going to make the best decision for the football team and for him going forward i mean we've got to be smart about this. this is an opportunity to get to
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risk certain things trying to get there." there."allen's tied with julius peppers with the most total sacks of active players with 136... his potential status for the super bowl's not known either... more on this as information comes in. 3 to the hardwood where the tigers look to continue shocking the basketball world... clemson in charlottesville to take on number 13 virginia... a win would make it four straight over ranked teams... something that's never been done in program history... history...-brad brownell's bunch really coming on of late...-especially true for jaron blossomgame.. just named naismith player of the week.. jaron... on from three.. had four on the night... game-high 23 for j-b...tigers down just three at the break...-llandry nnoko with a good night in the post.. jordan roper finds the big man for the dunk... a little later... it's gabe devoe with the feed... 15 on the night for the tigers' center..-just seconds left... tigers down six... donte grantham... that's nba
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game... -but while the tigers press... 3 isaiah wilkens slips through to ice it... clemson hangs tough... but the tigers fall 69-62... they get a long 8-day layoff before taking on pitt on the 27th at the well.. 3 gamecocks meanwhile trying to keep rolling... down ten at the break at ole miss though... -laimonas chatkevicius... frank martin likes his emotion... likes the post move too.. 17-on the night...-late 2nd... gamecocks closing the gap... how about jamall gregory? dude's got ups... and we'll look at it from every angle.. he's a freshman.. -43-ticks left... michael carrera... he's got heart... knots it up at 66.. we go to ot... ot...and carrera would ice it there too... scoring sc's final give points... his team-high 19 leads s-c to a 77- 74 win... how good of a start is it? the gamecocks won 17 total last year... they're at 17-1 right now with 13 games left... unreal... 3 terriers taking on tennessee-
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-terriers up six in the 2nd... eric garcia... 3-ball corner pocket... team-high 16 for the guard...-mid-2nd now... easley's spencer collins wants to play long-ball too... no doubter... one of four terriers in double figures.. figures..they'd roll from there... 89-66 the final... wofford in the win column... 3 we're just over a month away from daytona... and sprint cup drivers starting to make their rounds... after last year's finale... there's a new star hoping to start his title reign.. reign..despite breaking his leg early in the season.. kyle busch roared back to shock the field and win the chase for the sprint cup... busch says he's not satisfied... but certainly can tell some pressure's off as he goes for the repeat in 2016.. 3 "to get that monkey off my back let's say, with media or people or fans. just people in general, they always say well kyle's great at xfinity races but what has he done in the cup? well i've won plenty in cup and now i've got a championship." championship."after that horrific crash in daytona... busch didn't know if he'd ever
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the title.. heck of a comeback story.. 3 and things are looking bright for the sec network...and the college football playoffs...as they rake in over 500-million- dollars just in their first year.we'll break it all down
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3 3 happening now 3 the s-e-c is making headlines tonight with their latest tax return...and how well they did
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playoffs....the tax return shows--the s-e-c made 527- point-four-million-dollars in total revenue--in its first fiscal year of receiving money through the network and the playoffs.that makes it their highest surplus in a fiscal year since 2008...with a 60- percent jump.and the former southeastern conference commissioner...mike slive.... will receive over 3-million-dollars in compensation.you'll recall slive retired from his position back in july.
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3 let's get a last look of the forecast with meteorologist kendra kent kent3 an active pattern is setting up from now until the end of this week. we'll see two opportunities for snow in the mountains, while the upstate could see brief snowfall on wednesday then mostly heavy rain on friday. here's the set- upa&tonight will be 3 be sure to wake up bright and early with thee morning news. we've got all the 3 thanks for joining us, good night. night. 3 3
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marco rubio. he ran for senate saying he opposed amnesty...
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and worked with liberal chuck schumer to co-author the path to citizenship bill. he threatened to vote against it. and then voted for it. he supported his own dream act and then he abandoned it. marco rubio. just another washington politician you can't trust. jeb bush. he's a leader, so you always know where he stands. right to rise usa
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