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tonight in the upstate, while the mountains will have clouds and a few snow showers near the tennessee border. only light accumulations are expected, with gusty winds out of the north in the mountains. friday morning will bring a few stray snow showers in the mountains, otherwise mostly clear skies across our area. temperatures will start in the upper 20s to low 30s, then rebound into the mid 50s for the upstate under sunshinebe sure to check out www.foxcarolina.com/weather for more on the forecast and interactive radar 3 and don't forget to wake up with thee morning news-- meteorologist nicole papay will have a check of the forecast 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 and while we're looking at
there's still some winter weather cleanup happening in the mountains -and because of that - we know mitchell transylvania and yancey county schools will all be on a two hour delay tomorrow.remember for the latest updates on delays and closings - just head to fox carolina dot com. 3 as you decide 2016 3 the final republican debate before the south carolina primaries was tonight on fox news channel...and here's a look at the 7 candidates who participated...you'll notice front runner donald trump was not in attendance. 3 instead donald trump hosted his own event at drake university to benefit veterans--raising over 5- million-dollars.it follows his decision to *not participate in tonight's prime time debate. he announced earlier this week he was dropping out because he thinks moderator megyn kelly is biased against him.tonight he said he wishes he could have been at the debate...but says standing up for yourself is more important...and it's what our country needs. 3 3 3 "you have to stick up for your rights. when you're treated badly you have to stick up for
3 "we have to stick up for ourselves as a people and we have to stick up for our country when we're being mistreated. remember that." that."fellow presidential candidates mike huckabee and rrk santorum also attended trump's event. and even took the stage - after taking part in the undercard 3 debate earlier this evening with carly fiorina and former virginia governor jim gilmore. 3 meantime seven candidates took the main stage tonight in des- moines...for the fox news debate. debate.the event comes just four days ahead of the iowa caucus. tonight the candidates said they wanted to focus on the issues...and they believed the absence of the front- runner would give them all a better chance to reach voters. and they got that chance... tonight the discussion quickly
terror....both at home and abroad...with each candidate addressing how they plan to handle the growing threat of isis. 3 3 3 3 "radical muslims and radical islam is not just hate talk... it's hate action. they blow people up. looked at the attack in san bernardino and the attack in philadelphia that the white house refuses to link to terror." terror." 3 3 "as president i would support law enforcement and we will stop radical terrorism in this country by supporting our intelligence community and our law enforcement community." community." 3 3 "i believe in a teddy roosevelt philosophy. teddy roosevelt said we are a nation of immigraras. everyone is welcome from any race, any country, any religion if they want to be americans. if they want to accept our values and our laws, if not, they can stay where they are." are." 3 3 "the issue in syria is really important and it's one we need to get right. the question is should we be bombing both sides of the war, someone to topple asaad and the fact they want to bomb isis and asaad simultaneously.
idea."you can read more about tonight's debates and the candidates on our web site, fox carolina dot com.the republican g-o-p debate is coming up on 3 february 20-th. 20-th.and a week later is the democratic primary in south carolina... on february 27-th. 3 fox carolina investigates 3 when the skies across our area opened up with snow.....they also opened up a lot of new potholesthe south carolina department of transportation says they've been swamped with calls for road damage since last weeks winter weather event 3 many of you may have seen these potholes...or even hit one yourself...causing damage to your car carwe sent fox carolina's adrian acosta to find out just how bad the problem was and what to do if you hit a bump in the road...he joins us now with those answers. 3 3 3 3 3 "engineers tell me all the wet weather we've had in the last few weeks left these roads
before last weeks snow"""nats"" that jolt you feel when you hit a pothole is unmistakable ""nats""and brandon wilson ..an engineer with the scdot says those jolts...are leading to a lot of phone calls to his office office 3 "we've been on a pothole blitz since the winter weather has gone away "wilson says months of rain..even before last weeks snow...left the roads susceptible to damage"next time more water gets in expands, makes a bigger crack, to the point the asphalt wont hold together and it pops out" wilson says since monday scdot's district 3 which encompasses greenville, spartanburg, pickens and oconee...has already patched 243 potholes""nats""randy o'connor with poinsett tire pros in greenville says the pothole problem has been keeping his shop busy busy 3 "anything from sidewall damage which would render the tire
to front end work"if a pothole causes damage to your car...youmight be eligible for reimbursement from the state...according to the d.o.t there have already been 21 damage claims filed in district 3 this yearo'connor says there are signs your car has been damaged from a pothole...and could be unsafe to drive"if you're getting any type of pulling you could have an alignment or tire issue""so always er on the side of caution" caution" 3 the d.o.t says they are working as quickly as they can to fix all the potholes but are asking for your help finding the problems...so we've put information on how you can do that on the as seen on section of foxcarolina.com.. ..you will also find information there on how to file a pothole damage claim. 3 developing tonight 3 a husband is in jail tonight-- accused of trying to kill his wife.deputies say he shot his wife multiple times and left her for dead along the side of the road. road.she survived--and
pinpoint her husband as the shooter. shooter.fox carolina's derek dellinger is live at the spartanburg county jail--where batchelor is tonight.and derek--did he have anything to say at his bond hearing? 3 no, he did not.it was a simple yes or no in the building right behind me, and that was it.this all goes back to a shooting we first told you about earlier this month--and was featured on a most wanted segment here on fox carolina. 3 this was the scene back on january 7th.deputies say that johnathan batchelor claimed that he found his wife, shot along highway 290 near reidville road.deputies now say that was all a lie--and they tell us they know that now because stephanie batchelor survived the shooting--- and basically pinpointed her husband as her shooter.we asked about what she's had to go through since the shooting--and how valuable she is to this case. 3 3 3 3 she's had several surgeries.
least. 3 3 had she not improved enough to where we could interview her, i don't know where would be right now nowthis is video of batchelor in court--he was given no bond at the hearing this afternoon. march. 3 the couple does have two children--we're told they are members tonight while stephanie batchelor recovers. cody? 3 how is stephanie doing tonight? tonight?3 she has had a long road to recovery, and we're told it's going to be even longer. deputies tell us it took her some time to actually tell them what happened to her--and we're told she remembers what happened.however, we are also told she is getting better by the day.cody and diana--back to you. 3 as we continue to cover our counties 3 the union county sheriff's office is warning residents of
it's by irisistravelers. travelers.the sheriff's office says residents were approached in the cross keys area by people who offered to pave driveways-- driveways--claiming to be with global ace asphalt. asphalt.officials say the suspects charged victims up to 10-thousand-dollars over a normal timate... estimate...and to gain credibility say they pave pads around cell towers. towers.the sheriff's office says the irish travelers will sometimes offer to paint homes...survey lands and do maintenance work.if a similar incident has happened to you-- call the union county sheriff's office at the number on your screen. 3 greenville county residents are speaking out tonight about the odor they say is plaguing their area. area.take a look--you can see it was a full house at columbia baptist church--as residents came out to voice their concerns to d-hec... county leaders and state lawmakers.so far people have described the smell as "nauseating"....and even compared it totoaw sewage... some people believe it could
for some...tonight we heard from both residents and officials who tell us their plan to fix the issue. 3 3 3 "we already have a plan to expand that system, we just expedited it to begin construction in the next 30 days so we ill more than double the extraction points for that gas system." system." 3 "a lot of people brought some good questions but as far as her addressing them today. no. hopefully in the next meeting when we come back they will have the answers to our questions and we will see what happens from there." there."now you just heard it there--starting in mid- february d-hec is going to capture the gas and burn it for energy and sell it back to the grid.they say they weren't expecting this landfill to give off so much gas but say this should fix the issue.in terms of health concerns...they say the odor will not cause issues for the average person.greenville county will meet again on march tenth to discuss the issue. 3 the world health organization
3 and tonight d-hec confirms...three women in south carolina were tested for the mosquito-borne virus.what you need to know-- straight ahead. 3 plus--could your cell phone alarm have you waking up on the wrong side of the bed?well one article suggests it could be the cause of a bad day... we're breaking it all down for you next. 3 and the countdown to super bowl 50 is on...tonight we're looking at how the carolina panthers defense will stack up against the broncos q-b peyton manning.stay with us! 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. 3 3
three people here in south carolina are being tested for the disease. disease.roper st. francis hospital in charleston confirms they're waiting on blood test results to determine if the women were exposed to zika during recent travel.one sample has come back negative but the other tests could take as long as two weeks.the virus has been linked to causing birth defects if contracted by pregnant women.so far 23 countries-- mostly in the caribbean and central and south america contain the virus...and just this week there were two confirmed cases in arkansas and virginia.the w-h-o will hold an emergency meeting next week.and south carolina d-hec will hold a press conference with the latest information tomorrow morning. 3 3 3 today marks thirty years since the explosion of the space shuttle challenger. challenger.the nation watched on live television as challenger-- carrying a crew of seven erupted into a fireball 73 seconds into flight.among the astronauts... ron mcnair from lake city, south carolina...and a high school teacher... christa mcauliffe.families of the crew
shuttle lifted off from kennedy space center in cape canaveral, florida...for what was supposed to be a seven day voyage.all on board were killed when a booster engine failed... causing the shuttle to break apart.mcauliffe was chosen out of 11-thousand other applicants for the chance to be the first "everyday" citizen to go to space.this afternoon nasa paid tribute to the challenger crew. 3 trending tonight 3 we all do it...set our alarms on our cell phones...but according to the washington post....the habit could start you off on the wrong side of the bed. bed.the article suggests waking up to your cell phone alarm could cause anxiety--by prompting you to check email...or scroll through social media--racking up screen time before you even get out of bed.they say reading one bad email...or text...can set the tone for your entire day.so what to do? the article suggests using a traditional alarm clock and digitally detox before starting your day. 3 chief meteorologist kendra kent joins us now with a look
3 mostly clear 3 skies on the way tonight in the upstate, while the mountains will have clouds and a few snow showers near the tennessee border. only light accumulations are expected, with gusty winds out of the north in the mountains. friday morning will bring a few stray snow showers in the mountains, otherwise mostly clear skies across our area. temperatures will start in the upper 20s to low 30s, then rebound into the mid 50s for the upstate under sunshine. the mountains will keep clouds around through midday with highs in the mid 40s.friday night will be the coldest night of the 7-day forecast with lows down to 31 in the upstate and 26 in the mountains. saturday will bring sunshine area-wide with highs in the low 60s for the upstate and upper 50s in the mountains. the pleasant weather stretches into sunday as the afternoon will be even milder. highs will reach the low to mid 60s area-wide. our next chance for rain comes late tuesday into wedneday, and some areas could see t-storms. we'll keep you
3 yeah we've got plenty still to touch on with the panthers and the super bowl... so many matchups with compelling story-lines to keep an eye on... 3 but the biggest is with the quarterbacks... in particular peyton manning in what could be his final game going up against the panthers secondary... sports anchor shannon sommerville's in charlotte with a closer look at "the sheriff" against "thieves ave"... 3 and a ton of basketball to get to... the paladins, terriers and gamecock women all in action... hoops highlights and more, straight ahead in
3 ten days till the title game... hey there, i'm ac... the super bowl creeps closer with a ton of star power in the matchup... most notably the quarterbacks... quarterbacks...cam newton and company continuing preparations up in charlotte before heading out west over the weekend... they'll square off with one of the greatest q- b's of all time in peyton manning... sports anchor shannon sommerville out in charlotte all day... talking to the panthers defense..
3 here at bank of america stadium another practice in the books for the panthers as they get set for superbowl 50. a big storyline heading into this one is the quarterbacks. a lots been made about peyton manning if its going to be his last game and if he's at 100 percent a lot doubting his arm strength but we talked to the carolina panthers defenders and the next person to doubt peytons arm strength will be the first....i dont really look at peyton manning as a lack of arm strength because its deceptive. and i'm not trying to be deceived by nobody. and i'm definietly not gonna be taken over the top by nobody. so his arm strength is definitely going to be the same and im going to prepare as if its the same way. i mean he's the same guy thats what a lot of people dont understand is he's the consummate pro. he's gonna know you he's gonna understand you. he's going to attack you. the best way he knows. he's a very smart bright football player. he's going to do things and
sees. you've gotta be good at what you do. youve gotta make sure if you're disguising yourholding your disguise. he wants to undress the defense as quickly as possible and get a feel for where they're going and then he'll know where to attack. it is really a great chess match. its not really coordinator against coordinator as it is quarterback against defense. so this week is all about installation and game planning against peyton manning. next week is all about refinements and finishing touches. we'll have more coverage all week on fox carolina from bank of america stadium and then from california. aaron cheslock will be live in santa clara. but for right now from bank of america stadium fox carolina sports. 3 3 to the hardwood... all the talk's about the gamecocks and tigers... both building up impressive resume's with the ncaa tournament just weeks away... but the paladins come into tonight's home game winning five of their last eight... sitting just two games back in the socon... socon...-niko medved and
from w-c-u tonight at timmons arena...-second half action... paladins down five... stephen croone to kris acox for the and-one... 12 on the night for the big man..-western battling back all night... but devin sibley caught fire in the second... first the three... then to the rack... rack...paladins fans pumped.. for good reason... furman gets the *w* in a thriller...62-60 3 mike young's terriers taking on east tennessee state, who's tied atop the socon...-early going... eric garcia finds easley's spencer collins... trey's true... collins a game-high 24... made 10-13 from the free throw line.. -little later... garcia at the top of the arc... he'll just blow by defenders... straight to the rack... garcia one of four terriers in double figures.. figures..justin gordon in that group too... sick moves in the post... 87-73 the final... wofford, in the win column... 3 2nd ranked gamecock women looking for their 44th win in a row at colonial life arena,
3 he was rated a+ by the nra. not for his promises, but for defending the second amendment... he's a man of deep faith, who fought time and again for the right to life. he laid out a plan to destroy isis months before
paris. he'll strengthen our border and use conservative principles to put washington's broken fiscal house back in order. jeb bush. he's the conservative you can trust,
3 new @ 11 3 some upstate kids are getting the chance of a lifetime...to sing on stage with a world renowned quartet called "the tenors" tenors" 3 3 3 we caught up 3 we caught up with 14 students from a-j whittenberg elementary school earlier today as they prepared for tonight's performance with the quartet at the peace center tonight.their music teacher tells us they were invited to sing backup for three songs for tonight's show...and says it's a big honor for them all. 3 3 3 "they will never forget this! they will never forget the time that they got to sing on the stage at the peace center." center."you may not have heard of them but the quartet "the tenors" have been together since 2007--they've been featured on shows like oprah... and have even shared the stage