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a few storms crossing the state. they are being driven by a front that has moved across the country yesterday. during the morning hours there will be a 100% chance of rain across the area, by afternoon that percentage will be reduced to 40%. the front will have little to no
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temperatures today, because highs will again reach the upper 70s. wednesday and thursday will also feature periods of rain which could aggravate saturated areas
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in anderson county, part of this road has completely washed away. this is the third issue for that same road in just three months. the first time--was a sinkhole in late october. the anderson county roads and bridges manager says the problems have kept coming because of all the rain. repairs are expected to cost hundreds of thousand off dollars, which if fema approves, would have to be completed within 18 months. 43 people have died from weather related causes over the past week. at least 24 of those fatalities can be attributed to a single, mammoth system that has wreaked havoc across the u-s. forecasters say mother nature isn't done -- millions are still facing the storm's various threats. kim hutcherson reports the severe weather system that has already caused tremendous damage bringing blizzard conditions to the west and more flooding to the middle and plains states monday. in missouri, rain continued, sending already swollen rivers surging over their
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banks. "i am worried. i don't know what to do. oklahoma residents forced to cope with both flood and blizzard warnings. one man had to to walk to safety through freezing water. "i gather my things and i make the trek for about half a mile or so in water that's about waist-high." the cold temperatures and high water were a bad combination. "stood in that water for about three hours waiting for them to get here the list of weather- related fatalities is likely to grow longer. two men have been pulled from water in georgia -- the widow of one clearly grieving. "i'm going to be so lost without him." the storm is expected to continue moving northeastward tuesday ... and is likely to leave yet more misery in its wake. i'm kim hutcherson reporting. meanwhile -- the national weather service will be in union county, north
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carolina looking at damage caused by a possible tornado. a motorist snapped a picture of a funnel cloud in that area. a hunter says he was in the woods near monroe yesterday when the skies got dark, and the wind started howling. more on this story ahead on sunrise at 5am. a sizable area in west columbia will be without water for a period today. the city is shutting off water lines for a relocation project near leaphart and mineral springs road starting this morning at 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. this will impact more than two dozen blocks in and around the leaphart road area. once water is restored people in the area will then be under a boil water advisory and will need to boil water for at least one full minute before using it. today, three columbia city councilmen will be sworn in--including to new faces recently elected. howard duvall and ed mcdowell each won runoff elections in november. mcdowell will now represent district two. duvall is the new at-large
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councilman moe baddourah will also be sworn in. he ran unopposed in november's general election. the ceremony is today at 3:30 at columbia city hall. a columbia man is out of the hospital after troopers say a hit and run driver wrecked him and sped off. he was run off the road on i-77 northbound near percival road saturday night. this morning he's still dealing with a lot of pain and hoping for justice. news 10's chad mills has more. for now, each step is tough for kevin bessellieu, but the 31-year-old columbia man is just glad to be alive. "it's a miracle. the fact that i'm still here and still alive and breathing it shows that there is a god and there is someone watching over me." bessellieu was pulled from this mangled car this past saturday night. "i still have a couple bruises. i have a couple broken ribs, a slight concussion, and a slightly collapsed lung. i can barely walk as it is. i need
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a walker to get around in this point in time." before a violent crash, he was driving north on i-77 near percival road with a trunk full of gifts for his kids. "something told me to look in my rear view mirror, and i see this car dipping in and out of traffic, but i pay it no attention, so i continue driving. as i approach i-20 to augusta, i glance against into my rear view mirror, and next thing i know, i see this car. he came into my lane, and he was right next to me -- right behind me on my butt -- and then, it hit me." bessellieu doesn't remember much after that. "i remember the guy hitting me in the back. i remember the car swerving. i saw the trees flash through my eyes. / that was it. then, i woke up, and i remember a firefighter talking to me." troopers say bessellieu is the victim of a hit and run. they say an unknown pickup truck or suv hit his mitsubishi and sent it off the
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whoever hit him sped off. "the type of person who would do that has to be someone who only cares about themselves." amazingly, bessellieu is out of the hospital two days later, but as he recovers, he's hoping someone will come forward with a tip that'll land whoever wrecked him behind bars. chad mills reporting. the south carolina highway patrol hasn't released a possible description of the suspect's vehicle. bessellieu says it was either a truck or an suv, and it may have been a green toyota sequoia. if you have any information about this hit and run, call crimestoppers at 1- 888-crime-sc. an orangeburg county man is charged with murder, after a woman missing since christmas turned up dead. orangeburg deputies arrested harold pratt, yesterday. the sheriff's department believes pratt shot and killed 38-year-old loretta bunch last week. she was found in a holly hill waterway sunday. family members say she had not been seen since
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her car was later found at a home on old state road -- where witnesses say she had been picked up by a truck driver. an eastover man is charged with murder after investigators say he shot and killed his neighbor after an argument over a fence. authorities say 49-year old mark volstromer shot and killed keith pruitt junior at his home on antioch amez church road, sunday. officials say pruitt got into an argument with volstromer's wife about the fence line dividing their properties. when pruitt got out of his truck, investigators say volstromer shot him. deputies continue to investigate the case. a quadriplegic man in columbia has some help getting around again after he says someone stole his handicapped accessible van from his home on christmas eve. robert mccurdy says the stolen van was tailored specifically to transport someone in a wheelchair. since last week -- he says he's been stuck in his home. sunday, a wheelchair accessible van company donated a vehicle for him to use
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for the next few days "i mean who would do that, a handicap van, that's low, very low. but now to know that their are good people, we had offers from several people offering their personal vehicles to try and help us and now we have one that we can use." the mccurdys will be able to use the donated van until thursday. after that they say they'll have to look into buying another one if theirs isn't recovered. in the meantime, columbia police are investigating. be on the lookout for a 2012 honda odyssey van with south carolina handicap plates w-126. in the lowcountry, more than 100 rescued animals are being treated the charleston animal society. they were taken from a north charleston home sunday, in one of the largest rescues in charleston county. deputies say north charleston police were responding to a burglary at a
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discovered 72 rabbits, 32 cats and 4 dogs. charleston deputies say the homeowner claimed she was trying to help the animals but it became overwhelming. at this time -- no charges have been filed. republican presidential frontrunner donald trump will make an appearance in the upstate next week. trump will visit winthrop university on january 8th. the event is being held at the coliseum. doors will open at 5 pm and the event starts at 7. it's free to the public but does require registration. president obama's motorcade came to an unexpected halt yesterday when a drone was spotted flying on the commander- in-chief's route in hawaii. the secret service says the pilot was totally unaware the motorcade was in the area and grounded the drone after being confronted by law enforcement. no charges were filed, and the motorcade proceeded without further incident. no criminal charges will be filed in the 2014 police killing of a 12-year-old cleveland boy.
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rice as the boy reached for a toy weapon. investigators believe tamir was attempting to hand over the gun or show that it was fake. the grand jury in the case announced yesterday that while the shooting was tragic, it was not criminal under the law. clemson head coach dabo swinney explains why social media is not his thing. plus -- kobe bryant makes his final trip to the carolina's to play an nba game. rick henry has these stories and more ahead in your morning sportswrap. break 1 clemson head football coach dabo
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quitter. that's what dabo calls himself. he tried twitter for a little while...but gave it up.
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lauderdale saturday for the orange bowl....dabo snapped a few pictures as he departed the plane. he wasn't posting to any social media accounts because he doesn't have any. the clemson football team...like a lot of other universities does have a very active twitter account. it's a great way to promote the program and communicate with recruits. right now....dabo says he's ok leaving the tweeting to someone else. last thing i want to do every day is get up and figure out how many people are following me...feeling like i have to document my life and telling people..you know..that's what clemson football is for. maybe one day...i don't know. i like to talk to people..still like to talk to the recruits. i don't have facebook.
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if somebody's on facebook as me..that a'int me.i don't do twitter...i'm new school, old school. i'm new school, with old school ways i guess. but hey..everybody has to be who they are..so far that's just worked for me." -------------------------------- --- the usc men's basketball to number 20. they also move up one spot in -------------------------------- kobe and the l.a. lakers visiting the 20 points and pulling down four rebounds.... it's not enough against kemba walker's 38 points...... the hornets win it 108- to-98. -------------------------------- ------------- i'm rick henry, and that's your morning sportswrap. we are starting this tuesday with showers and a few storms crossing the state. they are being driven by a front that has moved across the country yesterday. during the morning hours there
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be a 100% chance of rain across the area, by afternoon that percentage will be reduced to 40%. the front will have little to no impact on the temperatures today, because highs will again reach the upper 70s. wednesday and thursday will also feature periods of rain which could aggravate saturated areas that have recently flooded due to heavy rain. highs will settle in the middle 70s to finish out the year. the new year will start with cooler and drier weather.
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in this morning's health alert...
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head injury. and a new drug might increase your chances of living. first responders in plano, texas are part of a clinical trial using a drug called t- x-a in a revolutionary new way. chris jose has more. ems personnel with plano fire and rescue-- geared up with new life saving tools before they hit the streets. "unfortunately that's the business we're in and do see people on their worse day." captain jack sides trains paramedics.. he's in charge of explaining how txa can help patients with severe trauma. "this would be a person we have a high suspicion had a traumatic brain injury.
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they've have an altered mentation. they won't be with it. they maybe semi conscious or unconscious." doctor gary white is trauma director at texas health presbyterian in plano where txa is already used to treat patients. q: "can it possibly save a life?" a: "oh yeah, we've had that here. we've already seen it here." according to white.. txa stops excessive bleeding. in cases of trauma, the drug stabilizes a clot. and it has little or no side effects. "this drug hopefully will allow us to get ahead of the game as far as bleeding in the brain." so far, it's only a clinical trial. the drug is on board all of plano's ems trucks... in cases where it's needed most chris jose reporting. paramedics have used t-x-a on 8 patients with severe head injuries since october. for patients to qualify, they must have a realistic chance of survival, cannot be pregnant, and must be at least 18 years old. if you think you're having a
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heart attack, don't wait to get to a hospital. a new study of more than two thousand heart attack patients found that faster treatment incresaes the odds of survival. patients who waited longer than two hours for angioplasty treatment following the onset of symptoms were less likely to have restored blood flow to the heart than those these patients were also more three years. still to come on sunrise... got unwanted gift cards? target wants to help. we'll tell you how you can exchange them with the retial giant -- ahead. break 3 "the midwest and plain states have taken a direct
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winter storm is prompting evacuations, swift-water rescues and states of emergency. an abrupt end up until now was an unseasonably warm winter." if you don't want the kids staying up till midnight on
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netflix has launched a whole new set of new year's eve on-demand countdowns to the new year... that way, parents can let their kids ring in the new year at any time. there are six countdowns, featuring favorite characters from care bears and cousins, inspector gadget, all hail king julien and more. the countdowns are available now on netflix and can be used whenever you please. target wants to buy up your unwanted gift cards to other stores and restaurants. the company is partnering with gift card exchange website "carpool" to provide a trade-in rate of consumers' gift cards then resell them. target says it will exchange gift cards from more than 600 brands. the program is available at over 15 hundred target stores. mall-goers in texas were rolling on cell phones when a hoverboard scooter exploded and caught fire. a security guard pulled out a fire extinguisher to put out the flames. pictures show smoke filled the first floor of the busy mall.
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there's no word on what caused the device to go up in flames. this is just the latest in reports across the country of the popular two- wheeled scooters suddenly catching fire. the time is now 4:-- thanks for starting your day with news ten sunrise.
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i'm caroline patrickis. len and mary have the morning off. it's 5 o'clock on this tuesday, december 29th. you're likely heard rain falling on your rooftop overnight. parts of the midlands are once again experiencing heavy rain this morning. and it's definitely not a welcome sight. there's concerns of flooding from already saturated grounds from recent storms. there's also concern the heavy
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more problems along midlands rivers with rising levels. our michal higdon is live at the congaree river in columbia with more on the river flood advisory that's in effect for richland county -- michal? this flood advisory was issued by the national weather service and is in effect until late tonight for lexington and richland counties. you can see how high the river is right now. at 8pm on monday -- the river level was at 14.8 feet. the flood stage is 19 feet.... the national weather service believes the river will fluctuate between about 10 and 15 feet through friday... weather officials say rainfall during the past few days combined with reservoir operations has produced elevated flows along the congaree river. now it's not just the river in
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officials say roads in low lying areas and swampland downstream from columbia could become flooded... especially the areas that are already saturated from heavy rain we saw last week. flood-prone areas near olympia, five points, and under the gervais street train trestle, in let's send things over to von gaskin now for a look at the timing of this system and what we can expect
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we are starting this tuesday with showers and a few storms crossing the state. they are being driven by a front that has moved across the country yesterday. during the morning hours there will be a 100% chance of rain across the area, by afternoon that percentage will be reduced to 40%. the front will have little to no impact on the temperatures today, because highs will again reach the upper 70s. wednesday and thursday will also feature periods of rain which could aggravate saturated areas that have recently flooded due to heavy rain. highs will settle in the middle 70s to finish out the year. the new year will start with cooler and drier
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the first alert weather team will be keeping a close eye on this system this morning and will bring you up-to-the-minute updates if there are any severe threats. you can get alerts sent right to your phone by downloading the first alert weather app -- or head to wis-tv-dot-com for the latest information. this winter storm that has now made it's way to our state is responsible for dozens of deaths from tornadoes and flooding . 11 died saturday in texas during an out break of tornadoes -- and floods have killed 15 more since in parts of missouri and illinois. 2 people also died in georgia. even with the storm now out of those areas -- flooding is still a major concern as river levels
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continue to rise. missouri governor jay nixon, said most of the victims in his state drowned after driving into flood waters. missouri remains under a state of emergency. meanwhile -- the national weather service will be in union county, north carolina looking at damage caused by a possible tornado. a motorist snapped a picture of a funnel cloud in that area. a hunter says he was in the woods near monroe yesterday when the skies got dark, and the wind started howling. "by the time i got through probably 300 feet of woods and up the hill it was on top of us, swimming pool came at me. i made sure my dad was out of the way swimming pool came at me, i ran away from it that was it." several homes and vehicles were damaged in the storm, but thankfully there were no injuries reported. a columbia man is out of the hospital after troopers say a hit and run driver wrecked him and sped off. he was run off the road on i-77 northbound near percival road saturday night.
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highway patrol is still investigating the hit and run. troopers say a pickup truck made an improper lane change and hit the victim's car -- sending it off the road and into some trees. meanwhile, the victim wants to get the story out there so someone -- somewhere -- might come forward with some answers. "i still have a couple bruises. i can barely walk as it is. i need a walker to get around in this point in time." the south carolina highway patrol hasn't released a possible description of the suspect's vehicle. however, the victim says it was either a truck or an suv, and it might have been a green toyota sequoia. if you have any information about this hit and run, call crimestoppers at 1- 888-crime-sc. a sizable area in west columbia will be without water for a period today -- and if you live in the area you'll want to plan ahead. the city is shutting off water lines for a relocation project near leaphart and mineral springs road
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starting at 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. this will impact more than two dozen blocks in and around the leaphart road area. once water is restored people in the area will then be under a boil water advisory and will need to boil water for at least one full minute before using it. three columbia city councilmen will be sworn in today --including two new faces. howard duvall and ed mcdowell each won runoff elections in november. mcdowell will now represent district two. duvall is the new at-large councilman. councilman moe baddourah will also be sworn in. he ran unopposed in november's general election. the ceremony is at 3:30 at columbia city hall. more apartments may be on the way at columbia's bull street development. two sources close to the project are confirming there are plans under consideration for even more apartment units close to spirit communications park. this time the apartments would be built inside the sprawling babcock building. last year, babcock drew interest
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from a new orleans based developer who wanted to turn the building into a hotel. that plan fell through in part due to problems passing tax credit legislation. now we're told a different company -- possibly based in virginia, has babcock under contract for new apartments. because of the size, because of the nature of the work that needs to be done--there's a considerable amount of asbestos and the cost to bring that building to a position where it can be you know, repurposed and reutilized, it is a significant amount. and so there needs to be something built in which is why we passed historic tax credits both for commercial and private residential efforts. and this has also been passed to make sure that we don't lose these buildings. the name of the company proposing the apartments has not been revealed. the head of the new orleans law firm that abandoned the hotel
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plan estimated last year it would take at least $20 million dollars to rehab the babcock building. we continue to keep our on on some storms now moving across the midlands. let's get another check of your forecast with von. we are starting this tuesday with showers and a few storms crossing the state. they are being driven by a front that has moved across the country yesterday. during the morning hours there will be a 100% chance of rain across the area, by afternoon that percentage will be reduced to 40%. the front will have little to no impact on the temperatures today, because highs will again reach the upper 70s. wednesday and thursday will also feature periods of rain which could aggravate saturated areas that have recently flooded due to heavy rain. highs will settle in the middle 70s to finish out the year. the new year will start with cooler and drier weather. coming up on news 10 sunrise -- the presidential motorcade, hits a
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what stopped the president in his tracks during his vacation in hawaii.
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a grand jury failed to indict the officers involved in the death of a 12 year old boy in cleveland. this as chicago police have two more officers on paid leave as the department investigates the fatal shooting of two people -- one the police already admit was an accident. lets go to nbc news correspondent edward lawrence with the latest from washington. :16 :37 :43 natsot protests in cleveland and across the united states in response to no indictment of officers involved in shooting and killing 12 year old tamir rice. this protest in new york city. "i would like to see a legal system that incarcerates killer cops." on november 22, 2014 someone called 911 saying there was a gunman in the park. the dispatcher never relayed critical information to responding officers
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that it was likely a boy with a toy gun. one second after the officers arrived they shot tamir. "it was horrible unfortunate and regrettable but it was not by the law the binds us a crime." "someone other than the elected county official who works very closely with law enforcement officers in this community day in and day out should have probably made this decision." meanwhile, in chicago, mayor rahm emmanuel cut his vacation short amid new calls for his resignation. two officers shot and killed a 19 year old they say was acting out with a baseball bat. chicago police also say they accidentially killed a mother of 5 in the gunfire. the justice department is already looking at the chicago police department as a whole for their community response and escalation protocols.. i'm edward lawrence in washington, now back to you.
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president obama's motorcade was stopped momentarily monday after a drone was spotted flying on the commander in chief's route. the secret service says the are aware of the incident. they say the pilot was completely unaware that the presidential motorcade was in the area and immediately grounded the drone after being confronted by law enforcement. no charges were filed, and the motorcade proceeded without further incident. republican presidential frontrunner donald trump-- now set to make a stop in rock hill. trump will visit winthrop university on january 8th. he'll be at the coliseum. the event doors open at 5:00 and the event starts at 7:00. it's free-- but you do have to register. meanwhile -- trump is sounding off on congressman tre gowdy of south carolina for his choice for the republican nomination. trump took to social media and airwaves after the marco rubio campaign announced gowdy -- who has made national headlines leading the house subcommittee on benghazi -- would throw his support behind rubio on the campaign trail- in his tweets, trump called gowdy's work on
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the benghazi panel a failure- south carolina's republican party chairman, matt moore, fired back on twitter saying an attack on gowdy is an attack on south carolina as a whole. "we are very proud of him. he is a strong conservative and i reject these sort of nasty name calling that people are throwing at congressman gowdy." wis has did reach out to congressman gowdy's office in washington for a response but we have not yet heard back. ==no toss== we are starting this tuesday with showers and a few storms crossing the state. they are being driven by a front that has moved across the country yesterday. during the morning hours there will be a 100% chance of rain across the area, by afternoon that percentage will be reduced to 40%. the front will have little to no impact on the
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temperatures today, because highs will again reach the upper 70s. wednesday and thursday will also feature periods of rain which could aggravate saturated areas that have recently flooded due to heavy rain. highs will settle in the middle 70s to finish out the year. the new year will start with cooler and drier weather. one more piece of the puzzle is
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as teams duke it out for a spot in the nfl playoffs. the denver broncos are the latest team to punch their ticket after an overtime win against the cincinnati bengals on monday night football. the broncos actually had a chance to win with a late field goal in the 4th quarter -- but the broncos kicker shanks it wide left. in overtime -- he would redeem himself to put the broncos up by 3. the bengals look to answer -- but quarterback a-j mccarron fumbles the snap. the broncos scoop it up to lock up a win. final score 20 to 17. the usc men's basketball team continues to move up in the national polls. the 11 and oh gamecocks jumped three spots in the coaches poll to number 20. they also move up one spot in the a-p rankings to 24th. usc's next game is wednesday at seven when they'll host francis marion.
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the clemson tigers are just two days away from their national semi-final matchup against oklahoma in the orange bowl. the number one ranked tigers arrived in miami over the weekend ahead of thursday's game. the news 10 sports team is kicking off their coverage of the game tonight. joe gorchow is on the road with the tigers as they pursue a national championship. he'll have live reorts from miami starting today on the news at 4. the winner of thursday's game will play in the national championship game on january 11th. up next -- a look at your tuesday headlines. thanks for starting your morning
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with showers and a few storms crossing the state.
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driven by a front that has moved across the country yesterday. during the morning hours there storm moving across the country is dumping stop across the northeast. a number of states are under winter storm warnings
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heavy snow fell yesterday in the midwest -- including iowa and michigan. the storm is expected to dump a mixture of snow, sleet, rain, and wind for the next couple days. chicago mayor rahm emanuel is returning early from his family vacation in cuba to address the latest crisis involving the chicago police department. emanuel's office he'll arrive this afternoon to "continue the ongoing work of restoring accountability and trust in the chicago police department." the department already was under investigation by the justice department when police on saturday shot and killed two people. one of them, a 55 year old woman, was accidentally hit by gunfire. today, china launched its most sophisticated observation satellite as part of the country's high- definition earth observation project. the successful launch was the 19th space mission this year. it will be used for disaster prevention and relief, surveillance of geological disasters and forest disasters, and for forecasting.
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it is powerful enough to see an oil tanker on the ocean. today times square will host its annual confetti test in preparation for the new year's eve celebration. handfuls of colorful confetti will be tossed from the marquee of the hard rock cafe. in 2014, characters from the broadway musical "aladdin" helped toss the small sample of confetti. officials say three- thousand pounds will be released when the clock strikes midnight on january 1st. the time is now 5:--. we are back with another half hour, in just a few minutes. thanks for starting your day
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thanks for waking up with sunrise. i'm caroline patrickis. it's 5:30 this tuesday morning. rain has moved into the midlands overnight as a massive winter storm continues to make it's way across the country. we have our michal higdon live at the congaree river with the latest in river flood advisories. but first we want to head over to von gaskin in the we are starting this tuesday with showers and a few storms crossing the state. they are being driven by a front that has moved across the country yesterday. during the morning hours there will be a 100% chance of rain across the area, by
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afternoon that percentage will be reduced to 40%. the front will have little to no impact on the temperatures today, because highs will again reach the upper 70s. wednesday and thursday will also feature periods of rain which could aggravate saturated areas that have recently flooded due to heavy rain. highs will settle in the middle 70s to finish out the year. the new year will start with cooler and drier weather. first alert traffic report midlands roads are very wet from this morning's rain. there's also concern all of this
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wet weather will create more problems along midlands rivers with rising levels. our michal higdon is live at the congaree river in columbia with more on the river flood advisory this flood advisory was issued by the national weather service and is in effect until late tonight for lexington and richland counties. you can see how high the river is right now. at 8pm on monday -- the river level was at 14.8 feet. the flood stage is 19 feet.... the national weather service believes the river will fluctuate between about 10 and 15 feet through friday... weather officials say rainfall during the past few days combined with reservoir operations has produced elevated flows along the congaree river. now it's not just the river in jeopardy -- weather officials say roads in low lying areas and
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swampland downstream from columbia could become flooded... especially the areas that are already saturated from heavy rain we saw last week. flood-prone areas near olympia, five points, and under the gervais street train trestle, in columbia could take on water very fast from heavy rain. so be aware of conditions on your drive this morning. this storm system has already caused some major headaches around the south. take a look at this video from
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anderson county, where part of guytin road has completely washed away. this is the third issue for that same road in just three months. the first time--was a sinkhole in late october. the anderson county roads and bridges manager says the problems have kept coming because of all the rain. repairs are expected to cost hundreds of thousand off dollars, which if fema approves, would have to be completed within 18 months. and in georgia, two people are now confirmed dead from flooding in gordon county. the sheriff's office says boats and divers found them monday morning. one of the men was a kayaker found in a 12-acre private pond who went missing on saturday. the other man was found inside a car near the flooded area. officials believe he drove around barricades that had been blocking cars. an eastover man has been charged with murder after investigators say he shot and killed his neighbor after an argument over a fence. authorities say 49-year old mark volstromer shot and killed keith pruitt junior at his home on
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officials say pruitt got into an argument with volstromer's wife about the fence line dividing their properties when the pruitt got out of the truck. investigators say that's when volstromer shot him in the upper body. richland county deputies are continuing to investigate. an orangeburg county man is charged with murder, after a woman missing since christmas turned up dead. monday, orangeburg county deputies arrested harold pratt. the sheriff's department believes pratt shot and killed 38-year-old loretta bunch last week. she was found in a holly hill waterway yesterday. her car was later found at a home on old state road--where witnesses say she had been picked up by a truck driver. the orangeburg county sheriff's department is investigating the case. highway patrol troopers are trying to track down the hit and run driver behind an accident over the weekend. it happened near the percival road exit on i-77 north saturday night.
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troopers say a pickup truck made an improper lane change and hit a car... sending the car off the road and into some trees ...then took off. we're told the driver was just released from the hospital yesterday. if you have any information about this hit and run, call crimestoppers at 1- 888-crime-sc. gamecock football's all- time winningest coach stepped down in october after ten and a half seasons on the carolina sideline. steve spurrier told wis he knew his time was up as the coach. sports director rick henry has a look back at this year's number four story from our year in review series. :01 :21 :40 on october 13th, the head ball coach, steve spurrier officially announced his resignation as coach of the gamecocks. spurrier had led usc since november of 2004. his last game was a 45 to 24 loss to lsu. the day after that disappointing showing, spurrier knew it was time for him to step aside. "back in 2004, i think i was probably the best coach for this job 11 years ago,
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but i'm not today, i'm not today. and that's the cycle of guy. and that's where i am right here today." even though spurrier's last season with the gamecocks was a losing one, he leaves as carolina's winningest coach in program history with an 86 and 49 record. he led the team to its first and only sec eastern division title and five bowl victories. before he arrived, usc had won only three bowl games. "steve, what would you say is your biggest accomplishment here at usc?" "that's a good question rick. i need more of those. yeah, i can rattle off a lot of firsts that we achieved here. the president talked about a few of them. i really think the one that i personally really like was the 18 straight home wins. 18 straight at home was a that. so i would say that's my favorite." in columbia, rick henry, wis news 10. spurrier made carolina a relevant program nationally. earlier this month, will muschamp was named as the new head coach for the gameocks
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spurrier made carolina a relevant program nationally. earlier this month, will muschamp was named as the new head coach for the gameocks football team. coming up on news 10 sunrise -- bringing in a little deception for the new year. what netflix is offering for parents who don't want their
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ian "lemmy" kilmister, the motorhead frontman whose outsized persona made him a hero for generations of hard- rockers and metal-heads, has died at the age of 70. his agent tells the associated press that kilmister died on monday in los angeles after a brief battle with aggressive cancer. known simply as "lemmy" to most, he was as famous for his mustache, mutton chops and the mole on his
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but he was deeply respected and revered as a rock master and innovator, from his time with the seminal psychedelic band hawkwind in the early 1970s to his four decades in motorhead, best known for their 1980 anthem "ace of spades." central american officials have reached a deal to allow the first of thousands of stranded cuban migrants to continue their journey north toward the united states. the first humanitarian transfer will airlift cuban migrants from costa rica to el salvador in january. from there they will continue by bus toward mexico. no more details were immediately released by the governments of costa rica and of guatemala, which hosted a diplomatic meeting monday to consider the issue. . relatives of a syrian boy whose body washed up on a turkish beach, sparking worldwide outrage at the refugee crisis, have landed in canada mohammed kurdi, his wife and their five children arrived in canada as refugees on
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monday. the reunion comes at the end of a difficult year for the family. alan kurdi, drowned along with his five-year- old brother and their mother ==no toss== we are starting this tuesday with showers and a few storms crossing the state. they are being driven by a front that has moved across the country yesterday. during the morning hours there will be a 100% chance of rain across the area, by afternoon that percentage will be reduced to 40%. the front will have little to no impact on the temperatures today, because highs will again reach the upper 70s.
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wednesday and thursday will also feature periods of rain which could aggravate saturated areas that have recently flooded due to heavy rain. highs will settle in the middle 70s to finish out the year. the new year will start with cooler and drier weather. you may want to cover your child's eyes and
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netflix is once again helping parents fool kids on new year's eve. if you don't want the kids staying up till midnight on new year's eve... no problem. netflix has launched a whole new set of new year's eve on-demand countdowns to the new year... that way, parents can let their kids ring in the new year at any time. there are six countdowns, featuring favorite characters from care bears and cousins, inspector gadget, all hail king julien and more. the countdowns are available now on netflix and can be used whenever you please. the time is now.... we'll have more news and weather after the break.
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vignette 1103 "cherry milkshake" chef jeff: hi, i'm chef jeff and here's today's quick flip, a bean cherry milkshake with some almond milkshake and my favorite haagen-dazs. i'm going to go ahead and put in a nice chunk of this haggen-dazs ice cream here. we got bean cherries cooked down in brown sugar and water. bit of that fat. come on now! woo! there we go, that's what i'm talking about. it's all about flavor right here. i'm going to top it off with a quick flip, buddy. i'll see you next time. a big tax credit in the new federal budget is bringing some complaints.
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the new spending plan passed by congress includes 14 billion dollars for wind energy. that could help businesses like the g-e assembly facility in greenville. but some critics say the country can't afford that. tracie potts has more. :00-:06 :13-:17 :34-:41 :48-:56 1:05-1:10 there are wind turbines spinning in 39 states, providing about five percent of the country's electricity. the energy department says producing power with natural gas and coal may be less expensive - but wind is cleaner. "that is a lot more than just economics - it's about leaving for our children a cleaner environment." taxpayers have been subsidizing oil and natural gas production for decades. more recently, green energy sources - like wind and solar - are getting tax breaks. this latest one year extension for wind supports 73-thousand jobs. "that includes jobs in construction- in development - in maintenance and also in cons- ah - in manufacturing." one group that advocates for limited
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government - calls the tax break 'corporate welfare.' "they're spending millions of dollars - lobbying congress in order to slip these extensions of the wind production tax credit into these end of year deals." terry and bonnie doran live close to a wind farm in pennsylvania. they worry about the impact on property values. "most people came here for quiet solitude -- they didn't come for an industrial site." weighing the need for more renewable energy... against added taxpayer costs... and the impact on neighbors. tracie potts - nbc news. the ge assembly facility in greenville is one of several factories that make parts for wind in greenville is one of several factories that make parts for wind turbines. but the american wind energy more than 2,800 flights in u.s. have been canceled and about 4,800 delayed due to the large storm system moving through the
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midwest. flight-tracking service flightaware showed that of the cancellations, more than 1,600 were at chicago's two main airports. a typical day sees about 150 cancelations and 4,000 delays around the country. a close call for a high school basketball team in illinois when their school bus was swept off the road by floodwaters on their way to a game. the bus did not tip over, but the students had to be rescued. we're told no one was hurt -- and the team went on to play the game. let's get the latest on this storm system now with von gaskin in the first alert weather center. we are starting this tuesday with showers and a few storms crossing the state. they are being driven by a front that has moved across the country yesterday. during the morning hours there
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across the area, by afternoon that percentage will be reduced to 40%. the front will have little to no impact on the temperatures today, because highs will again reach the upper 70s. wednesday and thursday will also feature periods of rain which could aggravate saturated areas that have recently flooded due to heavy rain. highs will settle in the middle 70s to finish out the year. the new year will start with cooler and drier weather. it's time to celebrate birthdays! let's see who is on the birthday board this morning --- mahkayla short, age 11 eriana davis, age 8 derwin prosser, age 59 send your birthday club pictures mahkayla short, age 11 eriana davis, age 8 derwin prosser, age 59 send your birthday club pictures to: birthdayboard@wistv.com and specify the date in subject line. you can also mail photos to: birthday board
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po box 367 columbia, sc 29202 please give two weeks advanced notice. photos cannot be returned. announcer: one candidate tough enough to take on the bully... jeb bush: donald, you're not going to be able to insult your way to the presidency. that's not going to happen. (applause) announcer: one candidate tough enough to take on isis.
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a senior u.s. official says the first of 17 detainees scheduled to be released from
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prison in january will be transferred next week, as the obama administration continues efforts to reduce the population at the controversial detention center. the pentagon notified congress earlier this month that 17 detainees will be transferred in january. the official was not authorized to discuss the transfers publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity. a missing texas teenager who managed to stay out of prison for murder because he was too rich has been found in mexico. ethan couch fled after authorities determined he violated the terms of his probation. couch was sixteen and driving under the influence when he struck and killed three people on a texas road in 2013. his lawyers managed to keep him out of prison by pleading what they called
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"affluenza" now, mexican authorities say they've found couch and his mother near the popular resort town of puerto vallarta. he will be turned over to u-s marshalls. it's a wet morning around the midlands, as rain is making it's way across the state. a river flood advisory is in effect for richland and lexington counties. this is a live look at the congaree river where our michal higdon is this morning. we'll be checking in with her coming up at 6 o'clock. right now -- let's get an update on the forecast with von gaskin. we are starting this tuesday with showers and a few storms crossing the state. they are being driven by a front that has moved across the country yesterday.
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smoothies! only from tums i'm caroline patrickis. len and mary have the morning off. it's 6 o'clock on this tuesday,
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you're likely heard rain falling on your rooftop overnight. parts of the midlands are once again experiencing heavy rain this morning. and it's definitely not a welcome sight. there's concerns of flooding from already saturated grounds from recent storms. there's also concern the heavy rain will create more problems along midlands rivers with rising levels. our michal higdon is live at the congaree river in columbia with more on the river flood advisory that's in effect for richland county -- michal? this flood advisory was issued by the national weather service and is in effect until late tonight for lexington and richland counties. you can see how high the river is right now. at 8pm on monday -- the river level was at 14.8 feet. the flood stage is 19 feet.... the national weather service believes the river will fluctuate between about 10 and 15 feet through friday... weather officials say rainfall during the past few days combined with reservoir operations has produced elevated flows along
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now it's not just the river in jeopardy -- weather officials say roads in low lying areas and swampland downstream from columbia could become flooded... especially the areas that are already saturated from heavy rain we saw last week. flood-prone areas near olympia, five points, and under the gervais street train trestle, in columbia could take on water very fast from heavy rain. so be aware of conditions on your drive this morning. let's send things over to von gaskin now for a look at the timing of this system and
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the rest of the day. we are starting this tuesday with showers and a few storms crossing the state. they are being driven by a front that has moved across the country yesterday. during the morning hours there will be a 100% chance of rain across the area, by afternoon that percentage will be reduced to 40%. the front will have little to no impact on the temperatures today, because highs will again reach the upper 70s. wednesday and thursday will also feature periods of rain which could aggravate saturated areas that have recently flooded due to heavy rain.
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highs will settle in the middle 70s to finish out the year. the new year will start with cooler and drier weather. the first alert weather team will be keeping a close eye on this system this morning and will bring you up-to-the-minute updates if there are any severe threats. you can get alerts sent right to your phone by downloading the first alert weather app -- or head to wis-tv-dot-com for the latest information. this storm system that has now made it's way to our state is responsible for dozens of deaths from tornadoes and flooding . 11 died saturday in texas during an out break of tornadoes -- and floods have killed 15 more since in parts of missouri and illinois.
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even with the storm now out of those areas -- flooding is still a major concern as river levels continue to rise. missouri governor jay nixon, said most of the victims in his state drowned after driving into flood waters. missouri remains under a state of emergency. a reminder for anyone still needing assistance in our state from october's flooding -- the deadline for fema is fast approaching. it's january 3rd at midnight. 24 south carolina counties are eligible. you can start the application process online at disaster assistance dot gov. or by calling fema's hotline. news breaking overnight in the alert center... belgium's federal prosecutor says two people have been arrested on suspicion of planning attacks in brussels during the holidays. the arrests were made following searches in the brussels area. officers reported finding military-type training uniforms, propaganda materials from isis. however, no weapons or
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a sizable area in west columbia will be without water for a period today -- and if you live in the area you'll want to plan ahead. the city is shutting off water lines for a relocation project near leaphart and mineral springs road starting at 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. this will impact more than two dozen blocks in and around the leaphart road area. once water is restored people in the area will then be under a boil water advisory and will need to boil water for at least one full minute before using it. three columbia city councilmen will be sworn in today --including two new faces. howard duvall and ed mcdowell each won runoff elections in november. mcdowell will now represent district two. duvall is the new at-large councilman. councilman moe baddourah will also be sworn in. he ran unopposed in november's general election. the ceremony is at 3:30 at columbia city hall.
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more apartments may be on the way at columbia's bull street development. two sources close to the project are confirming there are plans under consideration for even more apartment units close to spirit communications park. this time the apartments would be built inside the sprawling babcock building. last year, babcock drew interest from a new orleans based developer who wanted to turn the building into a hotel. that plan fell through in part due to problems passing tax credit legislation. now we're told a different company -- possibly based in virginia, has babcock under contract for new apartments. because of the size, because of the nature of the work that needs to be done--there's a considerable amount of asbestos and the cost to bring that building to a position where it can be you know, repurposed and reutilized, it is a significant amount. and so there needs to be something built in which is why we passed historic tax credits both for commercial and private residential efforts. and this has also been passed to make sure that we don't lose
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the name of the company proposing the apartments has not been revealed. the head of the new orleans law firm that abandoned the hotel plan estimated last year it would take at least $20 million dollars to rehab the babcock building. heavy rain continues to fall over parts of the midlands this morning. let's check in with von gaskin to see how long the wet weather will stick around. we are starting this tuesday with showers and a few storms crossing the state. they are being driven by a front that has moved across the country yesterday. during the morning hours there will be a 100% chance of rain across the area, by afternoon that percentage will be reduced to 40%. the front will have little to no impact on the temperatures today, because highs will again
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reach the upper 70s. wednesday and thursday will also feature periods of rain which could aggravate saturated areas that have recently flooded due to heavy rain. highs will settle in the middle 70s to finish out the year. the new year will start with cooler and drier weather. neighbors in a small north carolina town believe their homes were damaged by a tornado. ahead on sunrise -- you'll hear from one man who says he came face-to-face with the storm and the damage it caused right before his eyes.
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rice will not face charges. an ohio grand jury declined to indict the officers yesterday. rice was shot at a recreation center near his home in cleveland. authorities say he was holding a pellet gun when he was shot and the officers involved said the gun looked real. the lead prosecutor went on to say -- it was reasonable to believe the officer who fired the fatal shot felt threatened. the rice family believes the justice system has failed. "it was actually very difficult to communicate with samaria rice when she first learned of this news. she was so upset. so distraught. she was weeping as only a mother who has lost a child and then has been denied justice can weep." "simply put, given this perfect storm of human error, and miscommunications of everyone involved that day, the evidence did not
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the rice's family attorneys believe the prosecution presented a one-sided case to the grand jury. the city of clevelan will now begin an administrative review of the incident. chicago mayor rahm emanuel is planning to return from his family vacation today to address the latest crisis involving the chicago police department. over the weekend --- officers shot and killed 19-year old quintonio legrier who police say was being combative towards officers. police say a 55-year old mother, bettie jones was accidentally killed when she was hit by gunfire. jones was reportedly opening the door to the apartment building for officers to respond to a domestic dispute involving the 19-year old. jones' family never believed anything like this would happen. "i feel like i just want to wake up and have my mom tell me, "girl that was a dream." but i can't, she's gone. she was murdered. and that's all the sits in my heart." this morning the case is under
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investigation by an independent review authority. meanwhile the family attorney for the 19-year old killed in the shooting says the father of quintonio legrier has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the city of chicago. severe weather continues to plague parts of the south. the national weather service will be in union county, north carolina looking at damage caused by a possible tornado. a motorist snapped a picture of a funnel cloud in that area. a hunter says he was in the woods near monroe yesterday when the skies got dark, and the wind started howling. "by the time i got through probably 300 feet of woods and up the hill it was on top of us, swimming pool came at me. i made sure my dad was out of the way swimming pool came at me, i ran away from it that was it." several homes and vehicles were damaged in the storm, but thankfully there were no injuries reported. high flood waters along a road claimed the lives of 2 people in georgia yesterday.
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rescue crews found the body of a 64-year old who's vehicle was overtaken by the flooding. he had been missing since sunday. investigators believe another man also drowned in a boating accident in that same area. the gordon county sheriff became very emotional saying search crews tried everything they could to save the victims. "you know you don't want to give up. and we didn't. but there's a lot of people that risked their lives, trying to recover the body." investigators believe the 64-year old victim followed other vehicles around a road barricade, and got stuck in the flood waters. we could see some areas of flooding from heavy rain in the midlands this morning especially near our rivers. von gaskin has your first alert forecast. we are starting this tuesday with showers and a few storms crossing the state. they are being driven by a front that has moved
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across the country yesterday. during the morning hours there will be a 100% chance of rain across the area, by afternoon that percentage will be reduced to 40%. the front will have little to no impact on the temperatures today, because highs will again reach the upper 70s. wednesday and thursday will also feature periods of rain which could aggravate saturated areas that have recently flooded due to heavy rain. highs will settle in the middle 70s to finish out the year. the new year will start with cooler and drier weather. today's picture the weather is
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studley, rocky creek elementary. send us your weather pictures to po box 367, columbia, sc 29202. one more piece of the puzzle is now in place as teams duke it out for a spot in the nfl playoffs. the denver broncos are the latest team to punch their ticket after an overtime win against the cincinnati bengals on monday night football. the broncos actually had a chance to win with a late field goal in the 4th quarter -- but the broncos kicker shanks it wide left. in overtime -- he would redeem himself to put the broncos up by 3. the bengals look to answer -- but quarterback a-j mccarron fumbles the snap. the broncos scoop it up to lock up a win.
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the usc men's basketball team continues to move up in the national polls. the 11 and oh gamecocks jumped three spots in the coaches poll to number 20. they also move up one spot in the a-p rankings to 24th. usc's next game is wednesday at seven when they'll host francis marion. the clemson tigers are just two days away from their national semi-final matchup against oklahoma in the orange bowl. the number one ranked tigers arrived in miami over the weekend ahead of thursday's game. the news 10 sports team is kicking off their coverage of the game tonight. joe gorchow is on the road with the tigers as they pursue a national championship. he'll have live reorts from miami starting today on the news at 4. the winner of thursday's game will play in the national championship game on january 11th. a basketball legend from north carolina is being remembered for changing the game
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meadowlark lemon of the famed harlem globetrotters passed away sunday in arizona. he was from wilmington. lemon joined the globetrotters in the 50's and played with for 24- seasons... more than 16- thousand games. the globetrotters are credited with helping to desegregate basketball. his knack for trick shots and on-court joking made him and the globetrotters well-known celebrities. he was 83 years old. still to come on sunrise this morning... gop frontrunner donald trump is making another stop in the palmetto state. where he's expected to headline an event in south carolina, next week. republican presidential
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anncr: when the attacks come here... ...the person behind this desk will have to protect your family. will he be impulsive and reckless, like donald trump? will he have voted to dramatically weaken counter-terrorism surveillance, like ted cruz? will he have skipped crucial national security hearings and votes just to campaign, like marco rubio? 27 generals and admirals support jeb bush. because jeb has the experience and knowledge to protect your family. right to rise usa is responsible
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trump-- now set to make a stop in rock hill. trump will visit winthrop university on january 8th. he'll be at the coliseum. the event doors open at 5:00 and the event starts at 7:00. it's free-- but you do have to register. today times square will host its annual confetti test in preparation for the new year's eve celebration. handfuls of colorful confetti will be tossed from the marquee of the hard rock cafe. in 2014, characters from the broadway musical "aladdin" helped toss the small sample of confetti. officials say three- thousand pounds will be released when the clock strikes midnight on january 1st. today, china launched its most sophisticated
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observation satellite as part of the country's high- definition earth observation project. the successful launch was the 19th space mission this year. it will be used for disaster prevention and relief, surveillance of geological disasters and forest disasters, and for forecasting. it is powerful enough to see an oil tanker on the ocean. parts of the midwest and northeast are dealing with major winter weather. a number of states are under winter storm warnings heavy snow fell yesterday in the midwest -- including iowa and michigan. the storm is expected to dump a mixture of snow, sleet, rain, and wind for the next couple days. here in the midlands, that same storm system is bringing us heavy rain. von gaskin is tracking the wet weather as it moves through. there will be a 100% chance of rain across the area, by afternoon that percentage will be reduced to 40%. the front will have little to no
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because highs will again reach the upper 70s. wednesday and thursday will also feature periods of rain which could aggravate saturated areas that have recently flooded due hoverboard catching fire is caught on tape. where it happened and who came to the rescue putting out the flames. the time is now 6:--.
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good morning. thanks for waking up with sunrise. i'm caroline patrickis. it's 6:30 this tuesday morning. rain has moved into the midlands overnight as a massive storm systen continues to make it's way across the country. we have our michal higdon live at the congaree river with the latest in river flood advisories from all this rain we're seeing this morning. but first we want to head over to von gaskin in the first alert weather center for a look at the we are starting this tuesday with showers and a few storms crossing the state. they are being driven by a front that has moved across the country yesterday. during the morning hours there will be a 100% chance of rain across
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afternoon that percentage will be reduced to 40%. the front will have little to no impact on the temperatures today, because highs will again reach the upper 70s. wednesday and thursday will also feature periods of rain which could aggravate saturated areas that have recently flooded due to heavy rain. highs will settle in the middle 70s to finish out the year. the new year will start with cooler and drier weather. first alert traffic report midlands roads are very wet from this morning's rain. there's also concern all of this
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create more problems along midlands rivers with rising levels. our michal higdon is live at the congaree river in columbia with more on the river flood advisory that's in effect for richland county -- michal? this flood advisory was issued by the national weather service and is in effect until late tonight for lexington and richland counties. you can see how high the river is right now. at 8pm on monday -- the river level was at 14.8 feet. the flood stage is 19 feet.... the national weather service believes the river will fluctuate between about 10 and 15 feet
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weather officials say rainfall during the past few days combined with reservoir operations has produced elevated flows along the congaree river. now it's not just the river in jeopardy -- weather officials say roads in low lying areas and swampland downstream from columbia could become flooded... especially the areas that are already saturated from heavy rain we saw last week. flood-prone areas near olympia, five points, and under the gervais street train trestle, in columbia could take on water very fast from heavy rain. so be aware of conditions on your drive this morning. this storm system has already caused some major headaches around the
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already caused some major headaches around the south. take a look at this video from anderson county, where part of guytin road has completely washed away. this is the third issue for that same road in just three months. the first time--was a sinkhole in late october. the anderson county roads and bridges manager says the problems have kept coming because of all the rain. repairs are expected to cost hundreds of thousand off dollars, which if fema approves, would have to be completed within 18 months. an eastover man has been charged with murder after investigators say he shot and killed his neighbor after an argument over a fence. authorities say 49-year old mark volstromer shot and killed keith pruitt junior at his home on antioch amez church road sunday. officials say pruitt got into an argument with volstromer's wife about the fence line dividing their properties when the pruitt got out of the truck. investigators say that's when volstromer shot him in the upper body. richland county deputies are
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investigate. an orangeburg county man is charged with murder, after a woman missing since christmas turned up dead. monday, orangeburg county deputies arrested harold pratt. the sheriff's department believes pratt shot and killed 38-year-old loretta bunch last week. she was found in a holly hill waterway yesterday. her car was later found at a home on old state road--where witnesses say she had been picked up by a truck driver. department is investigating the case. a columbia man is out of the hospital after troopers say a hit and run driver wrecked him and sped off. he was run off the road on i-77 northbound near percival road saturday night. highway patrol is still investigating the hit and run. troopers say a pickup truck made an improper lane change and hit the victim's car -- sending it off the road and into some trees. meanwhile, the victim wants to get the story out there so someone -- somewhere -- might come forward with some answers.
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"i still have a couple bruises. i have a couple broken ribs, a slight concussion, and a slightly collapsed lung. i can barely walk as it is. i need a walker to get around in this point in time." the south carolina highway patrol hasn't released a possible description of the suspect's vehicle. however, the victim says it was either a truck or an suv, and it might have been a green toyota 1- 888-crime-sc. a quadriplegic man in columbia has some help getting around again after he says someone stole his handicapped accessible van from his home on christmas eve. robert mccurdy says the stolen van was tailored specifically to transport someone in a wheelchair. since last week -- he says he's been stuck in his home. sunday, a wheelchair accessible van company donated a vehicle for him to use for the next few days "i mean who would do that, a handicap van, that's low, very low.
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but now to know that their are good people, we had offers from several people offering their personal vehicles to try and help us and now we have one that we can use." the mccurdys will be able to use the donated van until thursday. after that they say they'll have to look into buying another one if theirs isn't recovered. in the meantime, columbia police are investigating. be on the lookout for a 2012 honda odyssey van with south carolina handicap plates w-126. charlotte police aren't saying much about the christmas eve mall shooting where an officer shot the reported gunman dead. police have confirmed the shooting stemmed from an altercation between two groups of people, but officers have not said if it was gang-related. police say an off-duty officer shot and killed daquan westbrook after westbrook fired off shots... then pointed his gun at the officer. shoppers had to run for cover. police told our charlotte sister station they do not
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plan to release surveillance video or body camera footage from the shooting. still to come on sunrise... got unwanted gift cards? target wants to help. we'll tell you how you can exchange them with the retial giant -- ahead. during the morning hours there will be a 100% chance of rain across the area,
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for murder because he was too rich has been found in mexico. ethan couch fled after authorities determined he violated the terms of his probation. couch was 16 and driving under the influence when he struck and killed three people on a texas road in 2013. his lawyers managed to keep him out of prison by pleading what they called "affluenza" in november, social media posts showed couch playing a drinking game, in clear violation of the conditions that kept him out of jail. now, mexican authorities say they've
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found couch and his mother near the popular resort town of puerto vallarta. he will be turned over to u-s marshalls. a notorious hacking scandal is apparently not stopping cheating website ashley madison from signing up new members. the website claims on its homepage that it now has more than 43 million members. that's up 4 million from this summer, when the hack was first publicized. the data breach exposed the names and some vital information of an estimated 32 million ashley madison members. the site's parent company is facing numerous class action lawsuits related to the data breach. target wants to buy up your unwanted gift cards to other stores and restaurants. the company is partnering with gift card exchange website "carpool" to provide a trade-in rate of consumers' gift cards then resell them. target says it will exchange gift cards from more than 600 brands. the program is available at over 15 hundred target
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we are starting this tuesday with showers and a few storms crossing the state. they are being driven by a front that has moved across the country yesterday. during the morning hours there will be a 100% chance of rain across the area, by afternoon that percentage will be reduced to 40%. the front will have little to no impact on the temperatures today, because highs will again reach the upper 70s. wednesday and thursday will also feature periods of rain which could aggravate saturated areas that have recently flooded due to heavy rain. highs will settle in the middle 70s to finish out the year. the new year will start with cooler and drier weather. an elderly driver's suv comes
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store and it's all caught on camera. this happened in suburban new york on sunday. surveillance shows the 88-year old woman pulling into the parking lot when police say she apparently hit the gas instead of the brake and plowed through the store front. as you just saw, the impact left
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one man hurt. the woman and her passenger were not injured. so far, no charges have been filed. basketball fans had an unexpected guest at last night's timberwolves and spurs game. a bat was loose in the at&t center in san antonio. the spurs mascot comes out in a batman costume and catches the bat in a huge net, then does a victory dance on the court. mall-goers in texas were rolling on cell phones when a hoverboard scooter exploded and caught fire. a security guard pulled out a fire extinguisher to put out the flames. pictures show smoke filled the first floor of the busy mall. there's no word on what caused the device to go up in flames. this is just the latest in reports across the country of the popular two- wheeled scooters suddenly catching fire. we'll be right back with more
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hit, next it's the northeast. a crippling and deadly winter storm is prompting evacuations, swift-water rescues and states of emergency. an abrupt end up until now was an unseasonably warm winter." severe weather continues to have a major impact on parts of the south. in the last week we've seen significant tornado damage in some states, and now major flooding. take a look at this incredible video out of missouri that shows just how powerful floodwater can be. this suv was overtaken by the rushing water and eventually washed down stream. a fire chief was responding to a call of two people stuck on the roof of the vehicle. luckily there were able to make it to safety before the suv was washed away. it was also a close call for a high school basketball team in illinois when their school bus was swept off the road by floodwaters on their way to a game.
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the students had to be rescued. we're told no one was hurt -- and the team went on to play the game. it was also a scary scene in wisconsin where a gas station canopy collapsed trapping two cars beneath it. one car was destroyed, a second vehicle was damaged, but luckily no one was hurt. rescue crew believe the canopy collapsed under the weight of snow and ice that fell from the winter storm. oddly enough, fire officials say another gas station canopy collapsed in the same area yesterday. more than 28-hundred flights in u.s. have been canceled and about 48- hundred delayed due to the large storm system moving through the midwest. flight-tracking service flightaware showed that of the cancellations, more than 1,600 were at chicago's two main airports. a typical day sees about 150 cancelations and 4,000 delays around the country. meteorologist von gaskin is monitoring this storm system that's now spreading more heavy rain over the midlands
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we are starting this tuesday with showers and a few storms crossing the state. they are being driven by a front that has moved across the country yesterday. during the morning hours there will be a 100% chance of rain across the area, by afternoon that percentage will be reduced to 40%. the front will have little to no impact on the temperatures today, because highs will again reach the upper 70s. wednesday and thursday will also feature periods of rain which could aggravate saturated areas that have recently flooded due to heavy rain. highs will settle in the middle 70s to finish out the year. the new year will start with cooler and drier weather. there's still time to make it
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lights christmas show. owner paul towns decided to open the display up one more day. you can head out tonight from 6 to 9 - at 2433 charlie horse circle in elgin. to date, towns says they have surpassed their goal for donations and hope they can send 30 children to camp kemo with the help of funds from the additional night. the time is now . coming up, we'll have one final check of your traffic and weather. plus the headlines of the day. thanks for starting your day
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your top stories this morning... river flood advisories remain in
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morning from heavy rain that continues to fall around the midlands at this hour. our michal higdon is live along the congaree river with more on the potential for rising water levels. this flood advisory was issued by the national weather service and is in effect until late tonight for lexington and richland counties. you can see how high the river is right now. at 8pm on monday -- the river level was at 14.8 feet. the flood stage is 19 feet.... the national weather service believes the river will fluctuate between about 10 and 15 feet through friday... weather officials say rainfall during the past few days combined withtheservoir operations h h produced elevated flows along the congarar river.
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now it's'sot just the river in jeopardy -- weather officials say roads in low lying water for a period of time today. the city is shutting off water lines for a relocation project near leaphart and mineral springs road starting at 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. this will impact more than two dozen blocks in and around the leaphart road area. once water is restored the area will then be under a boil water advisory. residents should boil water for at least a full minute before using it. three columbia city councilmen will be sworn in today --including two new faces. howard duvall and ed mcdowell each won runoff elections in november. mcdowell will now represent district two. duvall is the new at-large councilman. councilman moe baddourah will also be sworn in. he ran unopposed in november's general election. the ceremony is at 3:30 at columbia city hall.
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moderate to heavy rain continues to fall over the midlands at this hour. meteorologist von gaskin has a final look at your forecast. thanks for starting your day with news 10 sunrise.
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good morning. winter's here. snow and ice slamming the northeast right now making a mess of the morning commute as the deadly storm that's hammered other parts of the country moves east and nearly 40 million americans wake up to their fst real taste of the season. breaking overnight, captured. the so-called affluenza teen missing for several weeks after breaking his probation detained
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in mexico along with his mother.
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