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geoff: a beautiful day. dale: 73 yesterday. geoff: it was great and out the drop off. dale: today is still mild but we are talking about super tuesday and may be stormy tuesday for several states. action going on in arkansas. we will see that front, the cold front marching across our region this afternoon and into the evening. that is only start to see showers and thunderstorms from it, but 30's and the 40's in the mountains and they will reach the 60, 61 mark. though to upper 40's in the upstate will climb to the mid-60's. one more warm day in the behind that front, cooler temperatures for tomorrow. wind is liked right now, and we will see that chance of showers around 4:00 and on. 66 for the upstate, 61 in the mountains and windy with
61 to 62 for the mountains. cold air temperatures behind it tomorrow. a strong chance of showers and thunderstorms, especially this evening and tonight. keep that in mind. geoff: thank you. spartanburg county deputies tell us say a 5-year-old boy was accidentally shot overnight. we don't know much about the shooting right now, but we know it happened on rowe street in the arcadia area around 7:30. allyson: deputies say the child was taken to spartanburg medical center. at this time, we do not where he was shot or his condition. geoff: we will bring you more information as soon as we get it. a wyff news 4 update now on a fire in honea path. the little girl pulled from the fire died from her injuries. allyson: wyff news 4's aly myles joins us live from the scene of the fire on green street. aly: we are live in front of that family's home. you can see the damage from
a lot of charred remains. not a whole lot of activity here this morning. the news has gone far worse in the last few hours. the anderson county coroner says 5-year-old sophia rhodes died yesterday from her injuries. fire officials tell us the child was found between a wall and a couch in the home. the little girl was rushed to the burn unit in augusta. she died from smoke inhalation. friends of the family say sophia was the youngest of five children. aly myles wyff news 4 live in honea path. geoff: thank you. greenville police say a man was shot in the back last night. the shooting happened at the brook haven apartment complex. police say the man was brought to greenville memorial hospital and is stable. 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, three of the students who died, including the driver james campbell, had a
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. toxicology results are considered private, but coroners are not regulated by privacy laws. allyson: commitment 2016 super , tuesday is here. with so many delegates to be won or lost during the voting process today, super tuesday can reveal which candidates have the best chance at winning their party's nomination for president. geoff: republican candidate ted cruz needs to win texas if he hopes to remain in his party's race, which has been focused on frontrunner donald trump and senator marco rubio. it won't be good for democratic candidate bernie sanders if he doesn't carry his home state of vermont. allyson: now, a look at the polls. this cbs, you-gov poll was done friday before the david duke comments. trump is at 40% in georgia. ted cruz at 29%. marco rubio at 22%. ben carson at 7%.
geoff: on the democratic side, hillary clinton leads with 63%. 35% of democratic voters in georgia supporting bernie sanders. polls in georgia open tomorrow -- open this morning at 7:00 a.m. and close at 7:00 p.m. wyff news 4's nikole killion now with more of what's at stake on super tuesday. nikole: it's march madness on the campaign trail. about a dozen states weigh-in on the candidate competition with more than a thousand delegates up for grabs. some of the key contests, georgia awarding 76 delegates for the gop, 102 for the democrats. and everything is bigger in texas where the democrats are vying for 222 delegates, while republicans have 155 up for grabs. adding to the lonestar significance, it's home to senator ted cruz who's hoping , for state support to bring him a win. another candidate with a super tuesday ties, vermont senator bernie sanders. he's counting on his constituency is at the primary polls. geoff: that was nikole killion reporting.
polls open. of course, more on the "today" show at 7:00 a.m. allyson: and tonight, you'll be able to find all of the super tuesday results on the wyff news 4 app. be sure to download it for all of our commitment 2016 coverage. also tonight, nightly news will be an hour long. lester holt anchors live from new york. it airs here on wyff 4 beginning at 6:30. geoff: we have loved the last couple of days. seven days yesterday, 60's today, 50's tomorrow. this is where we are going. dale: all over the place. here we are bursting in march. yesterday was springlike and today will be a little above normal, too. mostly clear skies now but we are expecting clouds to build throughout the day. later this afternoon, some isolated to scattered showers developing.
by about 7:00, 8:00, 9:00, this front coming across arkansas will start to impact us with showers and thunderstorms and windy conditions this evening. 48 in greenville, 43 in greenwood. let's check on a few other communities. do west at 43, -- due west at 43. and by the end of the day, temperatures will reach 63 to 66 this afternoon. the mountains ago from 30's to low 60's by the end of the day. as i mentioned, wind picks up. here is our future plus forecast. about 4:00, a few isolated showers and northeastern georgia, western north carolina. that continues with showers and thunderstorms from 7:00 to 11:00 this evening and working their way across the upstate. a few lingering showers and
with an isolated flurry or two in the mountains of north carolina tomorrow morning. colder air coming to play with 30's in the mountains tomorrow and the 40's in the upstate early. highs tomorrow just 43 to 55, so it cools down after that front this evening. >> coming up on "today," clinton campaign officials say they feel confident heading into today's marathon votes. we'll tell you what her strategy is in the final hours and how campaign officials are preparing to take on donald trump if she should make it to the general election. plus, bernie sanders vowing not to give up but what's his path and how long can he hold on? all that and more, coming up on "today." allyson: a outside at our
a union county teacher has geoff: a union county teacher has resigned from her job rather than face a disciplinary hearing for pictures taken from her phone. leigh anne arthur was a mecatronics acher in the career and technology center at union county high school. she tells us she took photos of herself showing partial nudity and was going to send them to her husband. she says a student at the school accessed the pictures from her unattended phone and sent them to other students. >> he knows right and wrong. he had the ultimate decision to take pictures of my pictures and
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. allyson: an easley high school teacher has resigned after complaints about a poem he wrote and shared with students. gregory fish would hold d asses with advanced placement english literature students at the starving artist cafe. earlier this month, he shared a poem that used the f-word. parents of easley students called news 4. they say the poem also described a sexual encounter between an older man and a young girl. mr. fish resigned after being placed on administrative leave but some students say it's unfair he's gone. >> i would not be here talking to the news about any circuit news if you are not made an impact.
>> we want him to know that we all support him and we will all fight for him. allyson: students say the suit-and they planned for -- sit-in they planned for tuesday has been cancelled at the request of mr. fish's wife. geoff: take a look at the former clippers owner. we will tell you more, a little bit later. dale: you will this afternoon at dunkin', save when you sip. get a free donut or turbo shot when you buy any beverage between 2:00 and 6:00 p.m.
the bigger the burrito, the bigger the fun. dunkin's new grandde burrito -- a breakfast burrito packed with big southwest flavor. go grande with veggie or sausage today. america runs on dunkin'. >> now, your live super doppler 4 hd forecast. dale: coming up on 5:47. no problems this morning. mostly clear skies and clouds build this afternoon with showers coming from the west. this front already impacting parts of missouri, arkansas and it will spread through the southeast by later this evening and give us pretty good showers and thunderstorms between about 7:00 and midnight. it looks like it will get very
showers ahead of that. 48 in greenville, 44 in anderson. a chilly 35 in pickens while it is 50 in walhalla. before in starr, -- 44 in starr. we will see it warm back up again by the afternoon. it got up to 73 yesterday and today will be more like 66 in the upstate and 61 in the mountains. what is normal this time of the year? 60 is average soak a little about that with 66. a.d. back in 1918, so we can have warmer than normal days like yesterday. we got up to 73 yesterday in the record was 79. asheville at 54 for the record in the record is -- asheville at 54. 51 is only project for the high. this cold front will kick up showers and thunderstorms and
cooler temperatures behind that front will be felt tomorrow. 59 in memphis. 32 in denver. we will not see dr. magic of a change, but instead of 60's, 50's and 40's for highs tomorrow. here's our future plus forecast. 6:00 in the morning with a few isolated showers between 4:00 and 5:30. about 7:00 to midnight, we will see that line of showers and thunderstorms rumbled through in a few of those showers continue in the mountains. tomorrow morning might have a flurry or two along the tennessee-north carolina border with cold temperatures behind the system. tomorrow will be mostly sunny but highs just in the 50's. we will enjoy to 66 by 5:00 this afternoon. for the mountains, we will see temperatures reach 61. later this evening, showers and thunderstorms begin and cools it off.
it warms back up to normal by saturday and a little above normal sunday and especially monday. a nice weekend and mouth beginning to next week. geoff: turning to this morning's headlines four students are hurt , after a shooting at an ohio high school. police say a 14-year-old student opened fire inside the madison junior-senior high school cafeteria monday. two students were shot and two others were hurt while trying to exit. all of their injuries are non-life threatening. police say the shooter ran from the building and dropped the weapon but was taken into custody near school grounds. allyson: one of the boston bomber's passed the u.s. citizenship test and denied terrorism links just months before the bombings. tamerlan tsarnaev died in a shootout with police days after the 2013 bombings. three people were killed and more than 260 were wounded. no errors were found in the processing of his application and no warnings were ever raised. tsarnaev and his brother
cooker bombs at the finish line. dzhokhar tsarnaev was sentenced to death for his role in the bombings. geoff: turning to money matters, mccaskill once the outlaw so-called hidden resort fees. those of the non-optional piece that hotels charge for things like the swimming pool gym or even newspapers. mccaskill's proposed legislation would force hotels to reveal all resort fees when advertising a room rate. she says hidden resort fees nickel and dime consumers to death much like the seat assignment and bag fees that airlines charge. allyson: apple is reportedly weeks away from releasing a new iphone, ipad and apple watch. according to multiple reports, apple will debut a new phone and tablet on march 21. the long-rumored four-inch iphone s.e. is said to have a faster chip than current iphone models. the new ipad pro is said to have a 9.7 inch screen and a handful
trending this morning, leonardo dicaprio's oscar gold sets a twitter record. according to twitter trackers, his best actor win generated more than 440,000 tweets per minute sunday night. that makes it the most-tweeted minute of an oscars telecast ever. the previous record was owned by ellen degeneres' star-studded selfie. geoff: let's honor they leave the date that it was, considering it only comes once every four years. -- and let's honor the leap day that was, considering it only comes once every four years. how about los angeles clippers owner steve ballmer? a chance to show off his hops with a little help, the 59-year-old billionaire making dunking look easy with the two handed slam. of course, he had some help from the trampoline and the lowered basket but still impressive. i believe the team unveiled a new mascot yesterday. 49 days. that's how long of an offseason it was for clemson football, but not very long. the tigers are officialy back on the field, preparing for the 2016 season. head coach dabo swinney says he
trying to duplicate last season's success. >> they got a pep in their step. they understand how small of margin error is. we finished number two. we're trying to get to number one, and that's everybody's objective. and nobody, there is no satisfication from this team at all. that's what i like. geoff: wide receiver mike williams participated in all drills yesterday, except being tackled to the ground, as he recovers from a neck injury, and swinney has wide receiver deon cain focusing on issues off the field instead of practicing right now. but swinney says he's pleased with cain's progress since being sent home early from the orange bowl. now to the basketball court as some high school teams look to bring home state trophies this week. wyff news 4 sports director brad fralick has more.
here in south carolina. three teams from the upsate will play for state championships this weekend, and for one boys team, it's the first trip to the final in 23 years. the byrnes rebels have been ranked at or near the top of the state rankings all season long. the rebels come into the state title game at 26 and 4. byrnes will face irmo in the 4a boys final, a program that has made a habit of winning state championships. rebels coach layne fowler says he thinks his group is special. >> i've got great kids that i trust. they are seniors. we are a pretty vetweran team. they have been through a lot of tough games. we are excited about playing coach whipple at irmo. they have a really good team, so we will see what happens. brad: a byrnes state championship would be the first since 1990, when the rebels won the 3a state championship. three teams from the upstate will play for state championships this weekend in columbia. the byrnes boys will face irmo friday night at 8:30. the chirst church girls will
>> now, your live super doppler 4 hd forecast. dale: good morning. what is going on? as a look out for mark various skycams, 40 -- from our various skycams, we had a breezy day yesterday and we do expect the wind to pick up this afternoon ahead of this front that will bring us showers and thunderstorms later. we may see a few scattered
school later today with 66 as the anticipated high. 47 this morning so maybe a light jacket. the mountains start out in the 30's and they reach 61 with a few scattered showers later this afternoon. we do expect showers and thunderstorms to rumble through tonight. that will be later this evening and by tomorrow, we are cooler. you cannot expected to be spring before spring and stay there. we do have occasionally warmer than normal days. allyson: we will take them. why can't we just wish? in this morning's bus, a basketball team went from an exciting way into a heartbreaking loss after not playing to the whistle. geoff: take a look. sunday night, you see the team in white inbounding the ball when the team in dark steals the ball. the player thinks they won and throws the ball in the air. but watch as a player in white grabs the ball and calls a time out.
celebrates thinking they won. but you see the refs at the bottom talking it out because the time out left one second on the clock. so the team in white chariho gets one last play, sends a long toss to the basket with a quick tip-in for the game winner, 60 to 59. allyson: that they have to make that play. geoff: that is what is remarkable. they make the play, get the second and you score. dale: poor guy. he probably blew up after the game. geoff: it is one of those hard lessons. you get a lot of those when you play sports. everybody will deal with something like that. incredible play. to this morning's headlines. allyson: a wyff 4 new update after a fire destroyed a family's home. geoff: plus, the toxicology results now released after a
for college athletes. allyson: first, new information this morning. 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. earthquake tracker.com reports the quake happened a little after 9:30. this election day has been -- geoff: a live look from our woodruff road skycam. a check of today's weather. let's check with dale gilbert. dale: beautiful beginning to our day. starting out clear and cold this morning with clouds this afternoon as the cold front pushes into the area. we get showers and thunderstorms this evening. 36 and asheville will climb to 61 and mid 40's in greenville, spartanburg and abbeville will climb to the mid-60's for the afternoon. a mild day, but take rain gear, especially after 7:00 with thunderstorms rumbling in this
geoff: thank you. happening today in commitment, super tuesday voting taking place in 11 states. allyson: it is also called sec super tuesday because of the dominance of southern states voting today. we get the primary picture in georgia. >> georgia is on the mind of all candidates, with 100 two democrat and 76 republican delegates up for grabs, it's the second biggest prize on super tuesday. evangelicals and african americans hold major sway on this southern state's presidential picks. recent polls show voters democratic voters consider economy and healthcare the top issues, while republicans say the threat of terrorism is the number one issue, followed by the economy. i'm sally kidd. >> here in church, expected to be a close night if the polls are right.