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reaching near 50. 3 ((wrap up)) 3 now lets send it over to the pit crew traffic center. 3 we're watching:harrison bridge rd @ harrison oaks drwoodruff rd @ park woodruff dr &; 385 hwy 101 @ hwy 290 290 3 here's a live look at the s.c.d.o.t. cam on-- 3 3 3 all new this morning--11 kids and one adult are safe after a five hour standoff in decatur, georgia. georgia.police say it all started around 2:00 a-m at a motel off i-20.they say a man
fighting with a woman.just after 7:00 this morning.. investigators say they were able to get inside the room and rescue all 11 kids and the woman.they say the suspect stabbed himself.. and is now being treated at the hospital. local media is reporting the children range in ages from 3 months to 17 years old.police say they are okay. 3 this morning, the former north charleston police officer charged with killing an unarmed man is out of jail. jail.last night.. michael slager was released on a half-million dollar bond. slager's attorneys have tried several times to get him released since he was arrested last april.. but prosecutors claimed he was a flight risk. slager will stay on house arrest at an undisclosed location in south carolina until his trial.that is set for october. 3 he is charged with murder in the shooting death of walter scott.he was killed last april during a traffic stop. investigators filed charges after cell phone video surfaced.. that showed scott running away as slager fired his gun.
scott's family says they're disappointed that slager was released.. but they also believe justice will prevail 3 3 later today president obama is expected to move forward with a series of executive actions to reduce gun violence in america. 3 the reform focuses in part on stricter background checks. part of this reform is also aimed at closing current loopholes in the system. 3 fox carolina's ashley minelli is liveat blue ridge shooting sports in greer.and ashley- gun owners we spoke with don't think "new" laws are the right course of action here 3 customers, owner here want to see tighter enforcement of "current" legislation but president is promising that... and attempting to close current loopholes in law law- currently: no background checks, id checks in private sales or at gun shows president's plan: - mandatory
private sales including *online sales*- 200 new alochol, tobacco and firearm agents enforcing *existing* gun laws- 230 *new* fbi agents dedicated to background checks 3 3 "what i asked my team to do is to see what more we can do to strengthen our enforcement// to make sure that strengthen our what more we can do team to do is to see "what i asked my "what i asked my team to do is to see what more we can do to strengthen our enforcement// to make sure that criminals, people who are mentally unstable and those who could pose a danger to themselves or others are less likely to get a gun." 3 3 "i don't think any more regulations are going to help reduce crime and i think its a fool's folly." folly."plan:- encourages states to report people who
3 - owner of blue ridge: background checks take almost a week- criminals turn to the black market for guns, not getting arrested arrested3 - how does government plan to enforce *background* sales? collectors and to go through background checks as well? 3 3 new from overnight--greenville police are investigating an armed robbery at a restaurant. this happened at the pizza hut on augusta road just after 11 monday night.investigators say two men masked men held up the employees at gunpoint, and got away with cash.k-9s were
one was found.call 23-crime if you know anything about this case. 3 3 covering our counties-- investigators in greenville county want you to be on the lookout for a man they say is armed and dangerous. dangerous."dwight ferguson" is wanted for domestic violence, assault, and other charges. simpsonville police say he got into an argument at his ex- girlfriend's house on sunday. police say he started smashing things with a hammer.we're told he also fired a gun into the ceiling, while three kids were in the room.no one was hurt.authorities think he could be driving a silver dodge charger.if you see him, call 9-1-1. 3 leaders in pickens county are asking d-hec to stop a proposed plan to dump coal ash in the area. area.last night, county council sided with concerned neighbors. they passed a resolution that opposes plans to bring thousands of tons of coal ash to a dump site near liberty.council says the proposal by "mmr pickens llc" does not meet the county's solid waste disposal plan.they are also concerned about the potential impact on the environment and people's health. 3
3 "this resolution states, very clearly, that we reject this, it defies of our laws, the state does not have the right to change the classification and they certainly don't have the right to do that with giving our citizens the right for public comment." comment."councilmembers tell us they are exploring their plan. 3 an upstate sheriff is supporting legislation that would make tougher penalties for people who kill k-9 officers. officers.two state representatives from our area have pre-filed bill that would double the maximum punishment.. from five to 10 years in prison.this comes after two k-9s were shot and killed in the line of duty last year.one of them was anderson county officer "hyco." sheriff john skipper says he thinks a tougher punishment is the right idea. 3 3 3 "five years didn't seem appropriate to us, so we at the sheriffs office here, obviously, and i think across the state are on board with getting stiffer penalties." penalties.""these are not just tools for our law enforcement.
beings."we're told the bill, called "fargo and hyco's law," will be introduced next week when the legislative session begins. 3 now for weather and traffic every 10 minutes. minutes. 3 teens and 20s start the morning, but with sunny skies highs should be back to the low to mid-40s by the afternoon. expect a breeze from the ne between 5-10 mph. tonight stays clear and cold with lows back in the teens and 20s. wednesday will be sunny and cool, with highs reaching near 50.
3 welcome back to the morning news on fox carolina.you're taking a live look over ab tech in asheville-- 3 3 today marks day four of a standoff at a national wildlife refuge in oregon. oregon.a spokesman for the armed group that's occupying the land says they want authorities to look into claims that ranchers have been intimidated by the federal government.the group, called "citizens for constitutional freedom," took over the refuge to protest the sentences for two ranchers who set fire to federal land.the white house says president obama and the f-b-i are following the situation.they say none of the refuge's federal employees are in danger. 3 tomorrow, the wife of bill cosby will be forced to testify in a lawsuit filed against her husband. husband.a federal judge has denied a request from camille cosby that she not be subpoenaed in the defamation suit filed by seven women. those women are accusing bill
them years ago.camille cosby-- who's also her husband's business partner-- tried to claim that she didn't have any information that would be relevant to the case.. but a judge ruled against that argument. 3 3 volkswagen could be forced to pay billions of dollars to the u-s federal government, after the company admitted to cheating on emissions tests last year. year.the e-p-a and the justice department are now suing the german car company.they say volkswagen violated american environmental rules when they used software that would cheat on emissions tests.the lawsuit seeks up to 18 billion dollars. volkswagen has not commented. 3 leaders with new york state say they want to forgive the loans of recent college grads. grads.the new loan forgiveness program is called "get on your feet".it will pay up to two years of loans for grads who are eligible for the program. grads must live in state and earn less than 50-thousand dollars a year while graduating after december of 2014.the program covers only
3 time for weather and traffic. traffic. 3 teens and 20s start the morning, but with sunny skies highs should be back to the low to mid-40s by the afternoon. expect a breeze from the ne between 5-10 mph. tonight stays clear and cold with lows back in the teens and 20s. wednesday will be sunny and cool, with highs reaching near 50. clouds increase thursday, with a
highs in the mid-50s. soggy conditions return friday, with cloudy skies and highs in the mid-50s, and a chance for wet weather will linger into part of the weekend. teens and 20s start the morning, but with sunny skies highs should be back to the low to mid-40s by the afternoon. expect a breeze from the ne between 5-10 mph. tonight stays clear and cold with lows back in the teens and 20s. wednesday will be sunny and cool, with highs reaching near 50. clouds increase thursday, with a slight chance for rain and highs in the mid-50s. soggy
3 news you need to know..a greenville police officer is under investigation fter a complaint of excessive force.a man arrested after a traffic stop says the officer slammed him into the ground and knocked out a tooth.officers says he was taken to the ground because he resisted arrest. 3 greenwood district 50 says they will use february 15 and march 4th as make up days after severe flooding closed school in october.students and staff will have to attend full days on those dates. 3 camera crews for **espn** will be in clemson later this afternoon.reps with "sportscenter" posted on twitter that they will be filming at the esso club from 1:00 until 2:30 for the national title game on monday. 3 and here's another live look over i-85 in greenville-some heavy traffic near pelham road. you're watching the morning
3 if you already have all the latest smart phones, smart watches, and tablets -- it may be time to get a smart fridge. fridge.tech company samsung is working on a new four-door smart fridge model.these pictures were released at the consumer electronics show in las vegas.you can see a touchscreen on the front that's nearly two feet in diameter.internet-connected cameras let you peek inside without opening the doors. although there's no price yet, a current model with a wi-fi connected lcd panel sells for about 36-hundred-dollars.
3 time for traffic. 3 we're watching: watching: 3 here's a live look at the s.c.d.o.t. cam on-- 3 3 3 it's ______.its not something you see on the road every day-- but this morning deputies want you to be on the look out for this stolen vintage car. 3 here's a live look over usc upstate in spartanburg county --you're watching the morning news on fox carolina.
local gun owners are reacting. reacting. 3 below freezing temps to start the morning.sunny skies will help things warm up by the afternoon. 3 we'll start this half hour with a live look in hendersonville this morning. 3 ggd morning.... it's tuesday, january 5.i'm ben hill. hill.and i'm lauren elise .. here with nicole papay and chris scott.thanks for joining us on the morning news. 3 teens and 20s start the morning, but with sunny skies highs should be back to the low to mid-40s by the afternoon. expect a breeze from the ne between 5-10 mph. tonight stays clear and cold with lows back in the teens
3 president obama is unveiling his ppn to curb gun violence this morning-- and a big focus is on tighetning up background checks in private sales. sales.ashley minelli is live at blue ridge shooting sports in greer.from what we've seen about the plan so far- will the reform have a big impact on gun retailers? 3 retailers:- already required to have a license, run background - big impact will in person personpresident's plan:3 - requiui background checks and licenses for *some* private sales*some* private
require in person person3 president's plan:- require background checks and licenses for *some* private sales- hobbyists and collectors still exempt from that- also encourages states to report people who *should* be kept from buying weaponsgun enthusiasts in our area: new regulation not the answerowner of blue ridge: background checks take up to a week, doesn't think new regulations will keep guns from getting into hands of criminals 3 3 3 3 "criminals come in here, they lie on the forms and some of them say no, i didn't committ any crimes and they do. still, they don't get picked up, they don't get arrested."
3 "we have tete of thousands of people every single year who are killed by guns. we have sscides that are committed by firearms at a rate that far exceeds other countries." 3 along with tighter background checks:- 200 new alcohol, tobacco and firearms agents enforcing gun laws- 230 *new* fbi employees dedicated to background checks 3 - president speak just before noon - is mental health funding included in plan? - what are critics saying about plan? 3 3 this morning.. sled and the greenville police department are investigating an excessive force complaint against a greenville officer. officer.we're told the allegations were first posted to social media. media.according to the post, the incident during a traffic stop december 15.jaquan williams was arrested during that stop.afterward, someone posted on social m mia
him into the ground and knocked out a tooth. 3 in response.. police released these pictures.. which they say were taken when williams was booked.police say williams' tooth is intact. officers also say williams was taken to the ground and cuffed because he resisted arrest after they found drugs in his car.they also say he was checked out by ems at the scene. scene.greenville police say the chief has committed to reviewing the officer's actions.. and will take appropriate measures. 3 3 covering our counties--the pickens county sheriff's office needs your help finding a stolen antique car. car.this is a look at the red 19-32 ford model-b that investigators say was taken from a storage unit on beacon hill court in easley.the vehicle had a south carolina plate when it was taken. deputies say they're following leads in the case but are asking if you have any nformation about the theft-- or see this carcall crime stoppers at 1-888-crime-s-c. 3 a former n-f-l player from
jail after being accused of hitting an officer. officer."landon cohen" was arrested sunday.investigators say he didn't stop when wellford police tried to stop him for speeding on highway 29. we're told he eventually pulled over on blackstock road. police say cohen hit an officer who tried to get him out of the car.he's charged with resisting arrest and failure to stop.cohen was a star player for spartanburg high.. and has played for several nfl teams since 2008. 3 if you are near mission hospital in asheville today.. you may see a lot of police and first responders.we're told a simulated emergency training session is happening today.the asheville fire department and asheville police department will be taking part.we're told this is the first of several training events happening in the coming weeks. 3 if you normally use the southern connector.. things will look a little different starting today. today.the company is supporting the american cancer society's relay for life.. by turning purple.each tuesday is month.. the toll booths will shine purple lights, and
ten cents from each toll will go to the relay for life.this year's event in greenville is set for april 29. 3 time for weather and traffic every 10 minutes. minutes. 3 teens and 20s start the morning, but with sunny skies highs should be back to the low to mid-40s by the afternoon. expect a breeze from the ne between 5-10 mph. tonight stays clear and cold with lows back in the teens and 20s. wednesday will be sunny and cool, with highs reaching near 50.
3 you're watching the morning news with lauren elise, ben hill, meteorologist nicole papay, chris scott with pit crew traffic. 3 welcome back to the morning news on fox carolina.you are looking live in heheersonville. 3 3 investigators in muscogee county georgia say they're trying to figure out who killed a woman, her granddaughter, and son. son.the coroner says the bodies of gloria and caleb short along with geonia lindsey were discovered by gloria's husband after he came home from work monday morning. the three died from blunt force trauma.investigators say they're processing two vehicles that were missing from the crime scene but there's no word if any arrests
have been named. 3 we're working to see if charges will be filed.. after a two year old georgia girl was **shot inside an apartment. police say they were called out just before 4:30 monday afternoon to reports of a gun shot.they found 2 year old "calvinyanna sanders" with an injury.she was taken to the hospital -- but we don't know her condition.we're told three other children were in the house along with two adults -- including the child's mother -- when the shooting happened. 3 a north carolina man is accused of shooting a police officer.investigators say officer nicholas powell was shot at least twice early monday morning.according to the chief, powell and another officer pulled a speeding car over then smelled drugs coming from the car.the chief says three men got out but "gary lynn" jumped back in and dragged officer powell about a quarter mile while the two fought.police say the bullets were stopped by a protective vest and the officer should be ok. 3 this morning -- country music fans are mourning the loss of the lead singer for "backroad anthem".
strickland's" body was found yesterday,he and his friend chase morland had gone duck hunting during a fierce winter storm in oklahoma.morland's body was discovered at the lake last monday - and their boat was found capsized. capsized.strickland's wife posted on social media monday that his body had been recovered and that he was in heaven. heaven.according to oklahoma troopers -- strickland was one of five people killed in last weeks storms. 3 3 the mother of an 18 year old teen known for using "affluenza" as a defense against drunk driving is expected in court today. today."tonya couch" was extradited to l-a from mexico last week after she and her son ethan were arrested. prosecutors are expected to ask she be extradited to texas where she and ethan are from. the pair are suspected to leaving the country after being placed on probation following a deadly d-u-i crash. ethan remains in immigration offices south of the border. 3 3 the clemson tigers are back to work after getting rested up
bowl.on monday -- coaches for clemson and alabama talked about what they're doing to get ready for the national title game next week.coach swinney says history is on the line -- clemson could become the first f-b-s team to finish 15 and oh. 3 3 we're gonna have to have great preparation here and you know play very well to have a chance to win the game. again just proud of our team. and our staff for the type of season we've had and we look forward to a great game out in arizona and travelling out there and competing. one last time. and hopefully play our best 4 quarters." quarters."3 later today -- players and coaches will talk more about the title game during media day. 3 and monday at 7tune in for our special report"undefeated: clemson's return to the championship."we'll be going in depth on the tigers first shot at the national title
reaching near 50. clouds increase thursday, with a slight chance for rain and highs in the mid-50s. soggy conditions return friday, with cloudy skies and highs in the mid-50s, and a chance for wet weather will linger into part of the weekend. teens and 20s start the morning, but with sunny skies highs should be back to the low to mid-40s by the afternoon. expect a breeze from the ne between 5-10 mph. tonight stays clear and cold with lows back in the teens and 20s. wednesday will be sunny and cool, with highs
3 a texas family is finally home with their triplets after leaving the hospital monday. monday.back on december first, brad and stephanie harris welcomed addison, kinsley and savannah.each baby girl weighed between three and three-and-a-half pounds.the triplets were in the neonatal intensive care unit until yesterday.the odds of having identical, female triplets varies from one in sixty-thousand to one in two million. 3 3 and time for birthday shout- outs...-joyce from canon. canon.if you'd like us to mention a birthday on the air, send the name, date, and hometown to *birthdays at fox carolina dot com.*and let us know if you'd like to see it in either the 7 or 8 o'clock
be right back.at yesterday's numbers. numbers. 3 3 3 3 3 3 we're back with news you need to know...former north charleston police officer michael slager is now on house arrest after posting bond last night.slager is accused of killing walter scott as he ran from a traffic stop last year. his trial is set for october 31st. 3 today president obama is expected to move forward with a series of executive actions to reduce gun violence in america. the reform focuses in part on stricter background checks and closing loopholes in private sale online and at
3 11 kids and one adult are safe after a five hour standoff in decatur, georgia.police say it all started around 2:00 a-m at when a man locked himself in a motel room after fighting with a woman.they say the suspect stabbed himself.. and is now being treated at the hospital. 3 greenville county investigators are asking you to be on the lookout for "dwight ferguson".he's described as armed and dangerous.authorities think he could be driving a silver dodge charger.if you see him, call 9-1-1. 3 teens and 20s start the morning, but with sunny skies highs should be back to the low to mid-40s by the afternoon. expect a breeze from the ne between 5-10 mph. tonight stays clear and cold with lows back in the teens and 20s. wednesday will be sunny and cool, with highs
3 ((adlibs)) 3 let's get one last look at traffic. 3 we're watching: watching: 3 here's a live look at the s.c.d.o.t. cam on-- 3 3 a teacher and his class in atlanta are getting attention online for their impressive dance moves this morning. morning."ron clark" is a co-founder and middle school teacher at ron clark academy. the video shows him and seven students dancing to the song "bet you can't do it like me challenge" by hip-hop artist "dlow".the song challenges listeners to do popular dances like the whip and nae nae. clark says he wants his students to be challenged academically but he wants to
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