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and i'm sam bleiweis thanks for joining us. we've had on and off rain throughout the day in the midlands. and there have been plenty of clouds as well. are we going to see sunshine anytime soon? let's check in with meteorologist ben tanner to get an update. 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. will be a 100% chance of rain across the area, by afternoon that percentage will be reduced to 40%.
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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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rivers are keeping up their work to take advantage of nature's beauty, as nature deals them setbacks. even with this year's floods and now our newest round of rain, the three rivers greenway is still growing. jack kuenzie joins us live from west columbia with more. charles----west columbia, cayce---the city of columbia---all have portions of the greenway to both brag about but also maintain. today--it's more of the maintenance side as much of the greenway or riverwalks are either underwater or close to it. the very first section of the greenway to be completed back in the 90's---columbia's granby park---was taped off today due to mud and high water. other sections are completely inundated here in west columbia and cayce---where all four phases and the timmerman trail have been affected by the rising water. those are also parts of the
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around a while and have over the years needed upkeep even before the devastation brought by october's so-called "thousand year" flood. even before the flooding this year we started trying to figure out ways to repair the areas where the banks have been washing away. we've gone in and actually been able to get some grants to do some of the stablization for some of those areas that are prone to flooding and washing away. work with the trees that are falling and the boardwalks and come on the columbia side. that is the saluda component that will be built in two phases and extend from the columbia canal past the zoo all the way up to the area around i-20. approval for that just achieved this month. if you were a victim of october's flood, you may qualify for tax relief efforts from the
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janet kellet, a local tax expert says those who suffered severe damage such as losing a home have the option of claiming a casualty loss on their 2014 or 2015 tax return. a casualty loss is a tax loss that is unexpected or sudden. however, kellet says not all property qualifies as a loss. "well with casualty losses, that will have to exceed 10 percent of your agi, that's your income for the year to be able to deduct that and also you will have to have credit." if you choose to file a casualty loss for your 2014 return, the deadline has been extended to february 16. the 2015 deadline is april 15th. while many people are counting down to the new year, tigers fans are counting down to the big showdown between clemson and
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tangling for a spot in the joe gorchow is in miami where the teams met with the media ahead of the orange bowl. joe? some embrace the spotlight... others shy away from it. on media today, it was easy to point out which players enjoyed being in front of the cameras... and hundreds of media members. for one tiger in particular... it marked his first time really partaking this season. the tigers dominant cornerbacker... sophomore mackensie alexander... rarely... if ever... talks to reporters. although once in death valley he mentioned he liked the suit i was wearing to me. the most words he's spoken to me in his time at clemson. he's a first team all-acc selection. ultimate team guy... who hates the attention being on himself over the paw. today... the quiet one... opened up. it seemed once he started talking we couldn't get him to stop. the insight
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today's media availability invaluable when trying to learn what makes mackensie one of the best defensive backs in the nation. "you doas i do...honestly, i didn't want to be here. i didn't want to come out but it's a team-oriented thing, and i'm a team player." i'm not sure he loved talking with the media. he certainly wasn't timid though in front of the camera. makes complete sense... for he plays fearless on the field... and one of the key
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defense this season. more from sun life stadium and orange bowl media when i return. out of cleveland this afternoon... activists are protesting a grand jury's decision not to bring criminal charges against a police officer for killing a12 year old boy. two dozen peole stood outside in downtown. a grand jury decided not to bring criminal charges against a cleveland officer who shot tamir rice in a park last handgun designed to look exactly like the real thing. cleveland's mayor sympathized with protestors saying the city will do some quote "soul searching" procedures. as 2015 draws to a close, the columbia city council has some new faces on it. a short time ago, a swearing-in
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underway at council chambers. howard duvall jr and edward as new council members. moe baddourah was also re-elected as district iii councilman at large. he ran unopposed in november's election. we'll have an update from the swearing-in later on the news at five. investigators now say holly hill man accused of killing is ex girlfriend on christmas has confessed. afternoon as the victim's family asks "why." let's go live to our billie jean shaw at the orangeburg county sheriff's office 45-year-old harold pratt did not make eye contact with loretta bunch's family today as he entered the courtroom. he is accused of fatally shooting bunch and dumping her body in a creek. pratt has been charged with murder and possession of a weapon during a crime. i spoke with bunch's family off
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some fought back tears as they saw a former friend now turned accused murderer enter the courtroom. family members say 38- year-old bunch and pratt dated and lived together for 8 years. her aunt says a few months ago, she ended the relationship and moved out. on christmas, bunch's family reported her missing after they say she did not return home after visiting pratt. yesterday afternoon, deputies recovered bunch's body in a creek on highway 453. investigators say pratt admitted to shooting bunch at his home. the bunches also say pratt is a distant relative which makes the situation more difficult. he currently remains in the orangeburg county detention center awaiting bond. loretta bunch's funeral will take place thursday morning at 11 at avinger funeral home on eutaw road. in orangeburg, billie jean shaw, wis news 10. authorities are still on the scene of a shooting that happened this afternoon in sumter. it happened around 2 pm along
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with a gunshot wound to his arm. his identity has not been released and investigators are saying little else at this hour as police activity continues. we'll keep you updated as soon as we get more information. troopers are investigating after a police car crashed early this morning. officials say the 2009 crown victoria lost control and crashed getting onto i-26 from lake murray boulevard at about 5:45 this morning. the police car is registered to the city of irmo. troopers says the driver was thomas speers. they say there are no charges pending at this point. coming up on wis: he claimed he was too rich to go to jail for killing four people. now he's locked up again, accused of skipping the country break the texas teenager who avoided
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mexico. and authorities aren't sure when he'll be brought back. ethan couch and his mother are now accused of fleeing the country. nbc's chris clackum reports.
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"we've followed those leads and eventually led to they were taken into custody" couch's case gained worldwide attention...after he killed four people while driving drunk in 2013. during sentencing...his attorney claimed the teen did not understand the where they were taken into custody" couch's case gained worldwide attention...after he killed four people while driving drunk in 2013. during sentencing...his attorney claimed the teen did not understand the consequences of his actions because of his "affluent" upbringing. a judge agreed...and gave him 10 years probation...sparking widespread anger. anger that reignited earlier this month .. when cell phone video surfaced that law enforcement says shows couch at a party.. and, though not seen drinking .. alcohol use would violate his probation. they say that's what led his
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pickup and flee. "got some intelligence that they had probably driven that to the border and then crossed over" but before crossing over into mexico .. "they even had something that was akin to a going- away party before they left town" texas officials can't say when the couchs will be returned to the u-s... and, unlike his vehicular homicide case, he'll likely face jail time for this..and so will his mother. chris clackum, nbc news. the chicago policeman shown on video shooting a teenager is pleading "not guilty." jason van dyke went to court this morning and pleaded not guilty to charges of first degree murder and official misconduct. van dyke was charged for shooting and killing laquan mcdonald last year as mcdonald before dashcam video of the shooting went public. we are starting this tuesday with showers and
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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. e-6 javier villanueva just retired after 23 years on active duty. in addition to ft. jackson he has served at ft. drum, ft. campbell, ft. lewis, ft. benning --- and deployed to iraq. his wife catressa, says her husband has conquered many challenges, including a gunshot wound in iraq, a traumatic brain injury and post- traumatic
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26 surgeries, she says he never has a defeatist attitude and he's always offers unconditional love and support for their daughters. not only does she love him, but she respects him for soldiering on. break a look now at your first alert
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we are starting this tuesday
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a few storms crossing the state. they are being driven by a front across the area, by afternoon that percentage will be reduced 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 break california police are looking for a woman who is seen on video throwing a dog to the ground. police say the video shows carrying her small dog by the collar and tossing him into the street toward her ex-boyfriend. her ex saysthe incident happened in the heat of
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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.
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police say the video shows brandi chin carrying her small dog by the collar and tossing him into the street toward her ex-boyfriend. her ex saysthe incident happened in the heat of the moment as the two were arguing. the man who shot the video says this isn't the first time he's seen the woman abuse her dog. "why did she lose her cool? me and her were arguing about some personal things and it got blown up into
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maybe it got out of hand." both chin and the dog are missing. once apprehended, she could face fines and jail time. those hoverboard scooters are looking hotter than ever in a new video that shows yet another one going up in flames. this time the scene was a mall in humble texas where a hoverboard exploded and caught fire. a security guard pulled out a fire extinguisher to put out the flames. this is just the latest in reports across the country of the popular scooters suddenly catching fire. 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. coming up on wis: palmetto state church leaders say it's time to reach out and learn. we'll hear their appeal to find out more about your
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welcome to the news at five
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and i'm sam bleiweis thanks for
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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 during the morning hours there will be a 100% chance of rain across the area, by afternoon that percentage will be reduced to 40%.
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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 you can get weather updates in the midlands by dowloading the wistvweather app. you can find it in your app and the best part...it's free! those applying for fema assistance have one extra day. the deadline has been extended to january 4th. 24 south carolina counties are eligible. you can start the application process online at disaster assistance dot gov. or by calling fema'shotline at 1-800- 621-fema. new details about a small plane crash in alaska this morning
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authorized to fly the plane tha crashed into a building in anchorage.. the pilot was civil air patrol 1st lt. doug demarest. civil air patrol is a civilian auxiliary of the us air force--comprised of volunteers who hlp in search and rescue missions. according to the fbi--demarest was the only person killed when the plane collided with a commercial building. no one on the ground was injured. transportatin authorities say there were high winds at the time of the crash, but a cause has not yet been determined. south carolina religious leaders want you to exercise your first amendment rights- not just to practice your faith- but learn more about other religions in the state. will whitson takes a look at governor nikki haley's declaration of interfaith harmony month - "we are doing our best, our honest sincere best, to bring our country together." for the past five years, christian, jewish, muslim, sikh and countless other religious leaders have made the call for south carolinians to learn more about other religions- "some people fear that the interfaith movement will neutralize their religion, the
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activities have actually enhanced and strengthened their own religion." the push for religious freedom and tolerance- and the shove that sometimes comes from opposition groups- is rooted deep in both us and south carolina history. walter edgar's book "south carolina a history" points out french protestants- called huguenots fled persecution in france to worship freely in charleston- but edgar also says political leaders tried to ban them from public service since they didn't speak english. and a few decades after founding father thomas jefferson wrote about the need for religious freedom and tolerance- the know nothing political party ran on an anti-catholic platform. "yes, we are different. but difference is a good thing if we know how to appreciate it." today's proclamation islamic state.
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billion muslims around the world." interfaith partners of south carolina will spend january holding community meetings- at local mosques, churches and other houses of worship. ww, wis news 10 . there was plenty of activity at city hall as three columbia city council members were sworn in this afternoon. wis' chad mills was there. he joins us in the newsroom. and the newly elected members along with mayor steve benjamin all said they're ready for a new era of leadership where working together will be a priority. there were about 200 plus people there to applaud as councilmen howard duvall and ed mcdowell took their oaths. councilman moe baddourah, who didn't draw an opponent, also was reelected and took his oath today. now, mayor benjamin did not endorse either duvall or mcdowell; he endorsed their opponents. the mayor and councilman baddourah have also butted heads in the past on various issues. duvall says there's a new dynamic on council now,
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is not a changing of the guard. "well, i wouldn't say it's a changing of the guard ... i would call it new dynamics on council." duvall says he's ready to tackle a number of big issues like flood recovery, a no-kill shelter, and more. a no-kill shelter, and more. we'll have more coming up in just a bit at 6 o'clock. the town clerk and assistant clerk in the town of north are now the latest employees to
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they're quitting. town clerk and treasurer carrie sedgwick garrett has submitted a letter of resignation from her post. part-time assistant clerk tracy brower has too. the departures are the latest since the election of new mayor patty carson in november. the town is conducting a search for a new police chief after the police chief too resigned. charleston county deputies are striking back against accusations by al sharpton's national action network over a stabbing incident. the sheriff's department said quote "our approach to this particular incident is no different from any other criminal acts that our agency has investigated in the past." greg brown says he was stabbed at a convenience store on christmas day when he tried to break up a fight between two women. one man has been arrested for the stabbing and charged with first degree assault. the national action network accused the sheriff's department of "not"
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"i just want him to be in jail..justice to be served. it didn't matter if he was white, black...i just want the job to be done the right way." investigators say brown will also be charged in this case, for stomping on the stabbing suspect. the family of a woman killed by a train while shooting a movie are asking a judge to keep a filmmaker in jail. former "midnight rider" director randall miller is serving time after he pleaded guilty to felony charges in the february 2014 train collision that killed camera assistant sarah jones. miller's attorneys have asked a judge to set him free after serving less than half his jail sentence...citing miller's good behavior and concern for his health. jones' father says releasing miller from jail early would send a message "that hollywood gets a break." 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
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: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, but i'm not today, i'm not today. and that's the cycle of coaching. sometimes you run your course, you've had your run, and its ready to pass it to the next guy. and that's where i am right here today." even though spurrier's last season with the gamecocks was a losing one, he
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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 school spurrier made carolina a relevant program nationally. earlier this month, will muschamp was named as the new head coach for the gameocks football team. the holidays are looking a little brighter for fort jackson! today dominion resources presented a $10,000 check to the united
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organizations in south carolina. the donation will support uso events for troops during the holidays uso south carolina hosts supports several events for service members who are at fort jackson to keep them connected to family and friends. coming up on wis--it's been a dark adn cloudy day in the midlands. when will it get better? we'll check in with meteorologist ben tanner. plus: a little girl is telling an amazing story of her a look now at your first alert
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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
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a girl who found giant megalodon teeth in myrtle
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kristen barrick found two teeth back in june. this past weekend she went back t myrtle beach with her dad and
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carcharocles megalodon is the largest shark that ever lived. barrick is planning on keeping the teeth, and passing them down over time. coming up on wis, the presidential showdown continues. with the iowa caucuses coming up on february first ... the candidates are bringing out the big guns.
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putting his muscle behind presidential candidate marco rubio. congressman trey gowdy says rubio's his guy, even as chris christie, donald trump and supporters of jeb bush all took turns criticizing rubio's experience. brian mooar reports. 14-18 27-34 55-1:02 in iowa ... a heavyweight endorsement straight from the u.s. capitol. sot: rep. trey gowdy :05-:08 "i found my candidate. it's marco rubio." the support of south carolina conservative trey gowdy is a boost for rubio's campaign ... sot: marco rubio presidential candidate :14-:18 "this is a time for action, and that's why i chose to run for president." gfx hawkeye hangout but rubio also found himself under attack as he and chris christie the hawkeye state in a series of halls. sot: chris christie presidential candidate :27-:34 "we do not want another president who sits in the chair president?'" "and where was marco?" rubio's experience - the subject of a new tv attack ad by jeb bush
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"over the last three years, rubio missed important national security hearings, and missed more votes than any other senator." donald trump - bragging on twitter that his campaign's under budget - says he's about to join the air war. sot: donald trump presidential candidate :55-1:02 "we're going to spend a lot of we're too close." close on the calendar, too ... with the iowa caucuses just over four weeks away. audio outcue: "brian mooar, nbc news, washington." republican presidential frontrunner donald trump-- now set to make a stop in rock hill. trump will visit winthrop university next friday 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. coming up on wis, need more in pep in your step for that work out? you might just need a cup of joe. plus--a california boy's life may be changed for ever...
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whole foods market inc has agreed to pay $500,000 to resolve an
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investigation in new york city. they chain has reached a settlement with city's department of consumer affairs is paying 5-hundred thousand to resolve an investigation into whether it overcharged for some items at its new york city stores. whole foods says the mistakes were unintentional.
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whole foods must conduct quarterly in-store audits at all its new york city stores. researchers at the university of georgia say they have found that drinking coffee can enhance your endurance. they found significant improvements in endurance performance in five of nine studies. researchers say that based on their reviews of these studies... theruniversity of georgia e is moderate evidence that drinking coffee improves endurance... specifically in cycling and running. 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. "bacon, bacon, bacon, bacon.." a parent films his son eating
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time, and it's absolutely priceless. on christmas day, tyler beach gave his son some bacon, and you can tell his son is a big fan! the video has been viewed more than 3 million times already. crews in oklahoma continue the search for a missing country singer. craig strickland and his friend chase morland did not return from a recent hunting trip in oklahoma this weekend. morland's body was found monday... but strickland's family remains hopeful. craig's wife helen said his dog has been found and is asking for everyone's prayers. police suspended the search yesterday due to weather. former "glee" actor mark salling is facing legal trouble. authorities say salling was arrested today at his los angeles-area home on suspicion of possessing child pornography. neither salling nor his representatives have commented on the arrest.
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puckerman on "glee" from 2009 until the show's cancellation earlier this year. if you love the colors the sun brings to the sky when it sets...here is a gift for a google analyst spent about 40 thousands of pictures to create a stunning night skies time-lapse. he took the photos in a two span--september through november. almost all the images are taken in the u.s. with some taken in kenya. thanks for joining us for the news at 5. we'll be right back. 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
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to protect your family. right to rise usa is responsible
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and investigators say a man accused of killing his ex on christmas s s confessed. and here comes game one of the college football clemson fans are hoping for a tiger victory good evening and welcome to the news at six. i'm charles molineaux. thanks for joining us this evening. i'm sam bleiweis. mostly cloudy skies right now and more rain on the way. let's get the latest on the weather situation outside right now with meteorologist ben tanner. wednesday and thursday will 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.
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