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i'm darai'm caroline patrickis. mary king and len kiese have the morning off. it's 4:30 on this wednesday. new overnight -- fire officials say a home in lexington county is a total loss after it went up in flames late last night. irmo, columbia, and lexington county fire all responded to the scene on quail valley east. we're told the family made it out of the home okay with no injuries. the investigation into what caused the fire is ongoing. some more rain in the forecast today. let's get a check of your weather with von gaskin in for tim miller. expect more showers and occasional thunderstorms wednesday as another area of low pressure approaches the region. your rain chance jumps to 90% with 1" rain totals possible. the new year's eve rain chance falls to 50% during the day and then down to 30% that night. new year's day will be partly
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slight chance of showers and a touch cooler temperatures. the first weekend in january will be dry and partly cloudy. for 13 games, clemson has prided itself on remaining focused on the task at hand ignoring the distractions around them. but now just a day away from the
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remaining focused on the task at hand ignoring the distractions around them. but now just a day away from the orange bowl -- the tigers have taken a big blow. according to mululple reports, ththe players have been suspended and sent home for violating teamam rul. freshman wide reciever deon n cain, back up tight end jay jay mccullough and backup kicker ammon lakip will all miss tomorrow's national semifinal against oklahoma. reports indicate that the three players failed a drug test, though officials with the program have not yet commented. tigers head coach dabo swinney is expected to address the matter when he speaks to the media
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some new faces on the columbia city council could mean changes in how the city, and the council do business. two new council members sworn in last night. our chad mills was there. before a packed out council chamber, new city leaders took their oaths. bill manley was happy to see it. "i hope they work together. we need new blood." unity was the word as new councilmen ed mcdowell and howard duvall and relected councilman moe baddourah took their oaths of office. "this year, i think people can expect continued big thinking, some really basic blocking and tackling, making sure we're doing the things that local government's supposed to do, but really seeing people work together to move the city forward." but mayor steve benjamin did not endorse duvall or mcdowell, and instead, supported their opponents. columbia business owner joe azar says the dynamic has definitely changed on council. "i think it's going to be a slow change. the new guys aren't going to come in and push everything
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acclimated." during his campaign, duvall told voters he won't be a "no-man" to all the mayor's proposal, but he says he believes voters tapped him, along with mcdowell and baddourah, for more fiscal responsibility on council. "i think so, and i think that's why i did well in the election is because i've got some background in going through the city of columbia books." duvall says there's now a new dynamic on council, but he's not calling it a changing of the guard. he's preaching cooperation too. "i hope that it's not going to be four versus three. i hope that the city council can work together as a unified body. we need to have discussion. we won't agree on everything, but i think if we can discuss more unified council." the bull street development, a
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some big topics coming up -- monitoring the financing plan of a tax break for a student housing project. sumter police are looking for three suspects for a shooting. yesterday afternoon, police were called to the scene on frazier street where they found two purpose. they did not find any victims but they are looking for three men--henry dingle, kevin smith, and william spann. they're all wanted on attempted murder charges. investigators think the three men are all involved in the shooting, they are believed to be armed and dangerous. anyone with information about where they are is asked to call 1-888- crime-sc. sumter authorities are also investigating after a man was found shot on manning avenue. the sumter county sheriff's office says witnesses reported hearing several gunshots in the area where the 37- year-old was found shot tuesday. he was taken to the hospital witnesses also described seeing two men running
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after the shots rang out. call crimestoppers at 1- 888-crime-sc if you have any information. officials say a holly hill man charged with murdering his ex- girlfriend on christmas admitted to killing her and revealed the creek where he dumped her body. harold pratt appeared in court tuesday. authorities say he killed 38-year-old loretta bunch--a woman he usededo date up until a few months ago. her father reported her m msing after no one was able to get in touch with her. her funeral will be this morning. more resignations are rocking the town of north-- wis has confirmed now that the town clerk and assistant clerk have submitted their letters of resignation to the mayor effective january 7th. this comes after the north police chief and another officer quit earlier this month--which left the town without a police force. no word has been given as to why the clerk and assistant clerk are leaving. within just days of each other two harlem globetrotters have passed away.
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before the death of meadowlark lemon. holman was a columbia native who played with the 1982. his widow, loula may, spoke to wis--describing the general as a "gentle giant" who had a presence on the court...but was quiet in his personal life. "people didn't realize that he was actually bashful. and the time that he would come out was playing basketball. and after that, just even-keeled. took the road of least resistance at every chance and would quell situations, because he liked peace." loula and the general met in san francisco and were married for 18 years. she says he spent a lot of time working as a counselor at a boys and girls the globetrotters his funeral will be today. he was 61 years old. greenwood county has issued a high water emergency at lake greenwood's buzzard
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the dam is not in danger of breach but as a precaution -- water will be released into the saluda river. over the next few days water will move down stream and into lake murray the bridge on roof bottom road has also been closed until further notice. midlands communities on our rivers are trying to make a truce with nature as they work to get better access to the water and adapt to floods. several sections of the three rivers greenway system have been shut down or have very limited access due to high water. in granby park on the columbia side -- you can only go so far into the park before you run into mud and floodwater. same is true for other parts of the system in west columbia and cayce. "we're trying to find ways to build things better now and to engineer them in ways that can deal with...any of the flooding and we're trying to go back and repair the older phases and maintain the older phases in a way anytime it floods too." the ceo of the river alliance -- the organization coordinating development of the riverwalk system says it is
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underwater. if you were a victim of october's flood, you may qualify for tax relief efforts from the irs. janet kellet, a local tax expert says those who susuered severe damage susu as losing a home have the option of claiming a casualtltloss 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 like a credit." if you choose to file a casualty loss for your 2015 return -- the
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a reminder for flood victims applying for federal assistance-- the deadline is fast approaching--but now you're getting a little extra time to get you paperwork in. if you were affected by october flooding, fema is now allowing you to get your application in through january 4th. the deadline was january 3rd at midnight, but since that falls on a sunday--officials are letting people accept applications through the next day. after that you will not be eligible for federal financial assistance. you can apply at disaster assistance dot gov...or call the fema hotline at 1- 800-621-fema. even with the off the field distractions -- clemson is still busy getting ready for thursday's big game. up next -- we'll have a preview of what the tigers will see on the field when they kick off tomorrow afternoon. break 1 despite three players now facing suspension for drug
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for a win overoklahoma that will catapult the tigers towards a national championship sports reporter joe gorchow is
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the tigers in miami and has more. one of the talking points on the day... last year's meeting between the two in the russell athletic bowl. clemson flat out leveled ou 40-to-6. the perfect tigers... understand the sooners are a better program this time around and will be motivated to redeem themselves. of course, the tigers understand just how capable the sooners are... and last year's thumping of ou means little heading into this showdown. a key difference in this year's match up... quarterback play. two of the top signal callers in the nation square off in the acc player of the year deshaun watson and oklahoma's baker maysfield. the tigers don't anticipate kicking the sooners around in this year's orange bowl. however, they do expect if they play clemson football... no one in the nation can beat them... including ou. clemson and oklahoma play new year's eve. kickoff set for 4pm. winner advances to the orange bowl. joe gorchow wis news 10
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full coverage of the orangebowl and everything leading up to the big
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this afternoon on wis. rick and joe will both have live coverage from miami through thursday night you can also follow updates on wistv dot com. expect more showers and occasional thunderstorms wednesday as another area of low pressure approaches the region. your rain chance jumps to 90% with 1" rain totals possible. the new year's eve rain chance falls to 50% during the day and then down to 30% that night. new year's day will be partly cloudy with only a slight chance of showers and a touch cooler temperatures. the first weekend in january will be dry and partly cloudy.
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it and finish it. here's how to get your kids organized at any age. even toddlers like to sort and each child. older kids like things personalized. try initial-shaped corkboards or straighten their own space. your fix it and finish it tip of fled the u-s with his mother is
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authorities believe ethan and tonya couch fled after a posting on social media showed couch seemingly violating his probation. now, victim's families are hoping this time, both mother and son will face punishment kim hutcherson has the story: ethan couch - the teenager whose "affluenza" defense helped him avoid jail time-- is expected back in the the u-s wednesday. he was apprehended monday puerto vallarta, mexico...along with his mother tonya, after the pair went missing from texas in mid-december. "they are in the process of being, or have been already, deported to the united states so that they are available for the us marshall service" they disappeared after video was online that showed him apparently violating the terms of his probation -- a sentence he received after being convicted the case ... now infamous, after his lawyers said he suffered from "affluenza" -- essentially being a rich kid with no limits. his sentence for the drunk driving crash
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years probation with no jail time. an attorney for the victim's families said they believe both mother and son deserve punishment. "i think it's particularly satisfying to the families that indeed, it appears that his mother tonya may have committed a crime and may finally be held accountable as well." tonya couch faces charges of hindering apprehension, which carries a sentence of two to ten years in jail. as for her son, authorities don't know yet how they will proceed against him. at the moment, the most severe punishment he faces is 120 days in jail. i'm kim hutcherson reporting. the time is now... more sunrise just ahead. break 3 expect more showers and
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they told me a bottle couldn't dream.
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[singing indistinctly] but i learned how to fly. just to come back, in a new disguise. and be the hero that i've always wanted to be. candidates making their final push of the year in reporting.
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area of low pressure approaches
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healthy.....soon becomes an obsession with only eating pure foods. it's an eating disorder called 'orthorexia'......a term coined by a california doctor in the late 90's and described as a fixation on righteous eating. erika edwards has more. :16 1:02 jordan younger had been searching for a way to cure her lifelong digestive issues... and began a healthy diet full of vegetables, fruits, nuts and whole grains. but as her stomach problems persisted, younger took extreme measures by eliminating more and more foods from her diet. sot: jordan younger health and lifestyle blogger author - :16 - :24 "i started cutting out a lot of different types of fruits and then different types of nuts, and then quinoa and all kinds of grains......"at one point i was just eating green vegetables." younger -- an author and blogger -- was lacking key nutrients. she became fatigued and started losing her hair. her social life suffered. sot: jordan younger health and lifestyle blogger author - :35 - :46 "it was hard on everyone around me because we couldn't just go to a restaurant and enjoy the night and go out from there.
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jordan eat anything here, ...it's not formally recognized as a clinical diagnosis due to lack of research, but doctors say it's becoming increasingly common. signs include becoming pre-occupied with food and being fearful of eating around others. sot: ashley sheil therapist renfrew center - 1:02 - 1:13 "they're really motivated to eat healthy, eat clean and that motivation is more of a preoccupation and a focus on food than a traditional eating disorder which would be more focused on weight. extreme cases can result in weight loss, malnutrition and depression. sot: ashley sheil therapist renfrew center - 1:17 - 1:24 "treatment really needs to be a combination of therapy and nutrition therapy in order to have the best results. younger was able to overcome her orthorexia with counseling... and now eats a balanced diet that includes meat, eggs, and a lot of fish. erika edwards, nbc news. the time is now 4:-- thanks for starting your day with news ten sunrise.
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now, investigators are scrambling to find the suspects involved. the latest on the manhunt. and... clemson head coach dabo swinney is expected to address the public after reports have surfaced of three players being suspended- right before the big game tomorrow. plus... a look at your forecast today. it's wednesday, december 30th. and news 10 sunrise starts right now. good morning. thanks for waking up with sunrise. i'm caroline patrickis. len and mary have the morning new overnight-- fire officials
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is a total loss after it went up in flames late last night. irmo, columbia, and lexington county fire all responded to the scene on quail valley east. we're told the family made it out of the home okay with no injuries. the investigation into what caused the fire is ongoing. let's check in now with von gaskin. she has your first alert forecast this morning... expect more showers and occasional thunderstorms wednesday as another area of low pressure approaches the region. your rain chance jumps to 90% with 1" rain totals possible. the new year's eve rain chance falls to 50% during the day and then down to 30% that night. new year's day will be partly cloudy with only a slight chance of showers and a touch cooler temperatures. the first weekend in january will be dry and partly cloudy.
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morning... a manhunt is underway after someone shot and killed a 19-year-old man at a student housing complex near florida atlantic university. a lockdown was in effect at the complex for several hours. officers patrolled the area late last night. police say they're looking for five people for questioning in the murder. "they thought it was a fight originally. security came back and kept screaming on the phone to 911 that someone was shot and
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cops with huge guns got here. and then now we are lockdown." police say a witness gave them a good description of at least one of the possible shooters. we'll continue to follow this developing story. developing this morning... we expect to hear from clemson head coach dabo swinney today after three of his players were sent home for violating team rules. according to multiple sources, clemson placekicker ammon lakip, wide receiver deon cain and tight end jay jay mccullough have been suspended. the three e n't be playing in the big game against oklahoma tomorrow. reportstsay the players failelea drug t tt and were sent home y yterday afternoon. joe gorchow will have more this morning at 6. and full coverage of the orange bowl and everything leading up to the big game continues this afternoon on wis. rick and joe will both have live coverage from miami through tomorrow night you can also follow updates on wistv dot com. and a crime alert to tell you about this morning-
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three suspects for a shooting. yesterday, police were called to the scene on frazier street where they found two vehicles apparently crashed on purpose. they did not find any victims but they are looking for three men--henry dingle, kevin smith, and william spann. they're all wanted on attempted murder charges. investigators think the three men are all involved in the shooting. they are believed to be armed and dangerous. anyone with information about where they are is asked to call 1-888- crime-sc. that's also the number to call if you can help sumter authorities find out who shot a man on manning avenue. the sumter county sheriff's office says witnesses reported hearing several gunshots in the area where the 37- year-old was found shot tuesday. he was taken to the hospital witnesses also described seeing two men running away from the scene shortly after the shots rang out. again- call 1-888- crime-sc. the columbia city council now has two new members. there were more than 200 people
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last night as councilmen howard duvall and ed mcdowell took their oaths. councilman moe baddourah, who ran unopposed, was reelected and also took his oath. mayor steve benjamin did not endorse either duvall or mcdowell- he endorsed their opponents. "i hope that it's not going to be four versus three. i hope that the city council can work together as a unified body. we need to have discussion. we won't agree on everything, but i think if we can discuss things before they come to the city council vote, we'll be able to work out some of those differences, so we'll have a more unified council." 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. we're just two days away from the end of 2015. and right now is a time when studio this morning to explain why end of the year donations are so important.
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of the year is their busiest time... they say for the location on two notch road last new year's eve -- there were more than two thousand donations... and they need that number to be just as high this year -- because the donations they get right now help sustain goodwill through several months into the new year. the donated items -- like toys, books and clothes can be written off for tax deductions for 2014 as long as you get it to goodwill be new year's eve. not only is it good for you but goodwill is able to sell your items and use the funds here in the midlands to help with job training. "when you're donating that starts a cycle. it helps people right here in south carolina, right here in the midlands, become independent. they're able to get a job, they're able to support their family, they're able to provide for their kids and then they're able to give back. they're not dependent on the community to support them -- they're helping to support the community and it really helps build a much stronger place for charity by the south carolina secretary of state.
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definitely do your research before giving to other charities in the state. i'm going to have the details on which one's to look out for coming up in the next half hour. live in the studio, michal higdon, wis news 10. and von gaskin is getting your day started with your first alert forecast. expect more showers and occasional thunderstorms wednesday as another area of low pressure approaches the region. your rain chance jumps to 90% with 1" rain totals possible. the new year's eve rain chance falls to 50% during the day and then down to 30% that night. new year's day will be partly cloudy with only a slight chance of showers and a touch cooler temperatures. the first weekend in january will be dry and partly cloudy. they say, everything is bigger
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and one college football star had himself a big night tuesday in the texas bowl. more on a monster game from lsu's leonard fournette, coming up in sports. republican presidential
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days after the paris attacks, senators came together for a top-secret briefing on the terrorist threat... marco rubio was missing - fundraising in california instead. two weeks later, terrorists struck again in san bernardino... and where was marco? fundraising again in new orleans. over the last 3 years, rubio has missed important national security hearings and missed more total votes than any other senator. politics first: that's the rubio way. right to rise usa
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making a stop in south carolina today ahead of the new year.
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today holding a meet and greet at the westin hilton head island resort and spa. doors open at 9:30 and the event begins at 11. and republican candidate jeb bush will be in lexington tonight to hold a meet and greet. the former florida governor will be at hudson's smokehouse barbecue on sunset boulevard tonight. the event is scheduled to start at 6:30. candidates are taking advantage of the week between christmas and new years to meet as many voters as possible. more top republican candidates have many events scheduled and plan to hit multiple states. nbc news correspondent edward lawrence looks at the latest. donald trump has a new tactic and a new target. he says he will start spending $2 million a week on campaign ads. "so i'm going to be doing big ads in ia, nh, sc and they're going to be very substantial and i think they're very well done, i've seen the first 2 or 3 of them, i've very proud of them." some experts worry this may be the wrong move. "it's also a little bit risky.
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conventional? i mean - why? if it ain't broke, don't fix it! the notion that donald trump would start running a conventional campaign should concern him a little bit." a new rasmussen poll shows trump and clinton in a toss up if the election were today. that maybe why he's now attacking hillary clinton through her husband.. former president bill clinton... calling him the sexist one. meanwhile senator marco rubio picked up an endorsement in key primary state south carolina from congressman trey gowdy. presidential candidate :56 - 1:04 "candidates i think as we get down the stretch here, some of them get a little desperate and a little nasty in their attacks and record in the senate. a small group of protesters gathered in cleveland yesterday after the news was released that a police officer will not go to trial for killing a 12-year-old tamir rice. a grand july ruled on monday to not bring criminal charges
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at the time of the shooting, rice was holding a toy gun that did not have the orange cap on it that identified it as a toy. cleveland's mayor says he understands why people are upset. he says the city will do some quote "soul searching" as they examine police procedures. the texas man known as the "affluenza" teenager is expected to be back in the u-s today. ethan couch and his mother were both arrested monday in mexico- after a phone call for pizza led to the their capture. couch is charged with killing four people in a drunk driving crash back in 2013. a manhunt began for the 18-year-old and his mother after he missed an appointment with his probation officer. couch will be back in court for a probation violation hearing on january 19th. his mother faces a two to 10 year sentence if she's convicted of hindering apprehension. a rare winter flood in missouri has hundreds of
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parts of missouri were hit with torrential rains over the past several days, which caused rivers and streams to swell. 13 people have been reported dead. the mississippi river is expected to reach nearly 15 feet above the flood stage by tomorrow. the u-s coast guard closed portions of the river near the st. louis area due to hazardous conditions. the flood is expected to turn into the second worst on record behind the 1993 floods in which 100- thousand missouri homes were destroyed. expect more showers and occasional thunderstorms wednesday as another area of low pressure approaches the region. your rain chance jumps to 90% with 1" rain totals possible. the new year's eve rain chance falls to 50% during the day and then down to 30% that night. new year's day will be partly cloudy with only a slight chance of showers and a touch cooler temperatures. the first weekend in january will be dry and
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clemson fans are anxiously
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thursday's orange bowl -- but bowl season is already well under way. last night -- one of the nation's best running backs had a career night. the lsu tigers squared off against the texas tech red raiders in the texas bowl in houston. the tigers ran away with this game behind a monster performance from leonard fournette. he had more than 200 yards rushing and 5 total touchdowns, as the 20th ranked tigers cruised to a 56 to 27 win. the usc mens basketball team will look to keep their hot start to the season going tonight. the 11-and-oh gamecocks are back in action tonight at home. they'll host francis marion at 7 o'clock at colonial life arena. you can see the game on the sec network.. the chip kelly experiment is over in philadelphia. the eagles fired kelly on tuesday, with 1 game remaining in the season. kelly was in his third year with the eagles. this year, he was given total
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decisions, but his team is 6 and 9 after going 10 and 6 in his first two seasons. eagles ceo jeffrey lurie said he appreciates kelly's contributions and wishes him success going forward. forward. coming up on news 10 sunrise... an iconic new york city attraction and store closes its doors. what's next for the times square location of 'toys r us' as tourists prepare for one last visit. i'm judi gatson with a wis military salute. 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 stress. despite 26 surgeries, she says he never has a defeatist attitude and he's always offers
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one of the six americans killed last week in afghanistan will be laid to rest today. detective joseph lemm was killed in a suicide- bombing attack in a village outside bagram air base on december 21st. as a member of the new york police department, detective lemm was deployed three times... twice to afghanistan and once to iraq. detective lemm leaves behind a wife and two children. cuban president raul castro is warning cubans to prepare for tough economic conditions in 2016, despite better relations with the u-s. castro says that while tourism is booming, low oil prices have damaged the outlook of the cuban economy. their economy depends on billions of dollars of subsidized oil and cash from venezuela. reports say castro told the national assembly to expect two percent growth in gross domestic product next year. that's half the rate his government reported this
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after 15 years, toys r us will be closing its doors at its times square location in new york. the flagship location will close at 6 tonight. the store was popular with tourists, who stop to take photos beside the giant lego empire state building. toys r us has not yet identified a new flagship store, but say they're actively searching for space in manhattan. also in times square- workers will test the most famous ball of them all today. the test will ensure that the new years ball won't fail when it descends the flagpole to ring in 2016. this year's ball features over 2,000 sparkling over 10-thousand one million people are expected to pack times square on thursday to celebrate the new year and watch the ball drop. expect more showers and occasional thunderstorms wednesday as another area of low pressure approaches the region. your rain chance jumps to 90% with 1" rain totals
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the new year's eve rain chance falls to 50% during the day and then down to 30% that night. new year's day will be partly cloudy with only a slight chance of showers and a touch cooler temperatures. the first weekend in january will be dry and partly cloudy. 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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len and mary have the morning off. it's 5:30, on this december 30th. top stories as you're waking up... fire officials say a home in lexington county is a total loss after it went up in flames late last night. irmo, columbia, and lexington county fire all responded to the scene on quail valley east. we're told the family made it out of the home okay with no injuries. the investigation into what caused the fire is ongoing. plus... flood waters in missouri continued to rise overnight... threatening to close down major highways in the state. 13 people have been reported dead in the rare floods. the missouri department of transportation says they expect another eight feet of water to spill into the city of arnold. officials in the state opened an emergency operations center and two command centers yesterday. and von says its another wet start to your wednesday morning. she's keeping an eye on your forecast this morning expect more showers and
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wednesday as another area of low pressure approaches the region. your rain chance jumps to 90% with 1" rain totals possible. the new year's eve rain chance falls to 50% during the day and then down to 30% that night. new year's day will be partly cloudy with only a slight chance of showers and a touch cooler temperatures. the first weekend in january will be dry and partly cloudy.
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developing this morning... we expect to hear from clemson head coach dabo swinney this morning after three of his players were sent home for violating team rules. according to multiple sources, clemson placekicker ammon lakip, wide receiver deon cain and tight end jay jay mccullough have been suspended. the three won't be playing in the big game against oklahoma tomorrow. reports say the players failed a drug test and were sent home yesterday afternoon. joe gorchow will have more this
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and full coverage of the orange bowl and everything leading up to the big game continues this afternoon on wis. rick and joe will both have live coverage from miami through tomorrow night you can also follow updates on wistv dot com. officials say a holly hill man charged with murdering his ex- girlfriend on christmas admitted to killing her and revealed the creek where he dumped her body. harold pratt appeared in court tuesday. authorities say he killed 38-year-old loretta bunch... a woman he used to date up until a few months ago. her father reported her missing after no one was able to get in touch with her. her funeral will be this morning. more resignations are rocking the town of north. wis has confirmed now that the town clerk and assistant clerk have submitted their letters of resignation to the mayor effective january 7th. this comes after the north police chief and another officer quit earlier this month. that left the small town without a police force. no word has been given as to why the clerk and
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we are in the midst of the season of giving, and as the year comes to a close-- those charitable contributions can add up to a nice deduction on your tax return. however, there are a couple of rules you have to follow in order for it to count. our michal higdon is live in studio to explain. the biggest thing to remember is to itemize your donations to get a write-off. the charity itself must be a qualified charity by the irs. we've got a link on the big red 10 so that you can see if the organization you want to give to is approved. contributions are only deductible in the year they are made- so a donation of goods or financial donations charged to a credit card before the end of 2015 will count for 2015. charities urge you donate before new year's eve because that will help them as well. but in looking for charities to donate to -- there are some things you should keep in mind to make sure you're giving to one that puts most of their money back into their mission. i'll have those details in about
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within just days of each other, two harlem globetrotter players passed away. "general" lee holman died friday... just two days before the death of meadowlark lemon. holman was a columbia native who played with the globetrotters between 1976 and 1982. his widow, loula may, spoke to wis-- describing the general as a "gentle giant" who had a presence on the court...but was quiet in his personal life. "people didn't realize that he was actually bashful. and the time that he would come out was playing resistance at every chance and would quell situations, because he liked peace." loula and the general met in san francisco and were married for 18 years. she says he spent a lot of time working as a counselor at a boys and girls home after leaving the globetrotters. his funeral will be held today.
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a reminder for flood victims applying for federal assistance through fema. the deadline is approaching, but now you're getting a little extra time to get you paperwork in. fema is now giving you until january 4th. the deadline was january 3rd at midnight, but since that falls on a sunday, officials are accepting applications through the next day. after that, you won't be eligible for federal financial assistance. you can apply at disaster assistance dot gov. you can also call the fema hotline at 1-800- 621-fema. it was an iconic mark in history as the confederate battle flag was removed from the state house grounds back in july. coming up next, we'll take a look back at the story that locked the number three spot in our wis 2015 'year in review.' expect more showers and occasional thunderstorms wednesday as another area of low
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to a close in july when the confederate battle flag was removed from the state house grounds. the flag was the center of controversy for many years in south carolina. some saw it as a sign of slavery and to others it is a symbol of heritage. as we count down to the end of 2015, judi gatson has a look back at this year's number three story for our wis year in review. :01 :27 :35 :50 1:28
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carolina. haley: "it's time to remove the flag from the state house grounds." gov. nikki haley signed a bill to remove the battle flag from the state house grounds after the fatal shootings at mother emanuel ame church in charleston that took nine lives, including that of senator clementa pinckney - a man who tried many times to have the flag taken down. mclawhorn: "that flag has been a symbol that has terrorized people over the years." but to others - it represents heritage. jamie graham: "we've never seen the flag as a flag of hatred whatsoever... only a flag of heritage." it was up to an honor guard from the state highay patrol to remove the battle flag. the seven officers--black and white---in formation marching from the right side of the state house as you see it from gervais street inserted in the pole to bring down the flag in less than 30 seconds as many in the crowd of onlookers cheered. those officers then rolled up the battle flag and marched it to the state house steps to turn it over for transport to the confederate relic room contained within the state museum building. soon after, the flag's pole and and we can honor the nine blessed souls who are now in heaven." in columbia, judi gatson, wis news 10. today, the land looks like it
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the flag was placed behind the confederate memorial. it could cost a million dollars to create a proper exhibit for the battle flag at the relic room. that will be included in the relic room's budget expect more showers and occasional thunderstorms wednesday as another area of low pressure approaches the region. your rain chance jumps to
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possible. the new year's eve rain chance falls to 50% during the day and then down to 30% that night. new year's day will be partly cloudy with only a slight chance of showers and a touch cooler temperatures. the first weekend in january will be dry and partly cloudy. a new study shows heart patients in the u-s are exposed to more radiation than
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patients in the world. researchers say a typical american received a 20 percent higher dose of radiation during a nuclear stress test. they say this is partly because u-s labs are less likely to comply with recommended dosing guidelines. while the benefits of these heart tests outweigh the risks, experts say doctors should do a better job of radiation exposure. for years, we've heard about the health benefits
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but, new research shows that advice could actually be harmful for people with heart failure. data shows patients with moderate heart failure who stuck to a low sodium diet were 85 percent more likely to die or be hospitalized for heart disease. that's compared to those who didn't restrict salt. but experts say this doesn't mean heart patients should reach for the salt shaker. these findings are said to be very premature. coming up next on news 10 sunrise... as the new year approaches many of you will be making those last-minute donations. our miccl higdon has a live report coming up on certain chchities you should and should not give to.
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r taxes. our michal higdon is live in studio with some things you should keke in mind before you make thth contribution. the end of the year is the busiest time for most charities. for charities like goodwill, the donations that come in right now are able to keep them sustained well into the new year. but there's a couple of things you should keep in mind when deciding on which charity to give to. the south carolina secretary of state provides a lot of information about what a charity puts back into their mission -- a big concern for folks donating right now. according to that list for this year-- harvest hope food bank and hartsville christmas in april gave back the highest percentage of their expenditures that went toward their program services. wishing well foundation and rock hill rescue squad gave back the least. "there's lots of information circulating on social
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about a lot of nonprofits. when you see something on social media or in an email -- take the time to research it. don't just believe what you see because people are making decisions not to give to charities that they believe in based on information that's not true." we've provided several resources to help you verify a charity right under the big red 10 on our website. also, in order for you to write off your donation for taxes, make sure to get a receipt from the charity, and then itemize and value what you gave. live in the studio, michal higdon, wis news 10. expect more showers and occasional thunderstorms wednesday as another area of low pressure approaches the region. your rain chance jumps to 90% with 1" rain totals possible. the new year's eve rain chance falls to 50% during the day and then down to 30% that night. new year's day will be partly cloudy with only a slight chance of showers and a touch cooler temperatures. the first weekend in january will be dry and
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if you got new cookware for christmas, you should check it this morning. macy's is recalling more than 120-thousand martha stewart frying pans. the consumer product safety commission says the rivet covers on these eight and 10 inch pans can break off and fly across your kitchen. three people have reportedly received minor injuries from the malfunction. if you have the frying pans- stop using them and return them to macy's for
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if you plan to put your home up for sale in 2016, you can increase your chances of selling by taking note of some easy fixes. first, you can depersonalize your home by taking down family pictures and placing faceless, fancy photos or art. that way, potential buyers can picture themselves living there and not you. you should also clean and de-clutter so the space looks bigger. if your house is empty, consider staging the rooms and updating the kitchen and bathrooms if needed. first impressions matter, so you could alsosory adding fresh flflwers to your garden n appeal buyers. you got married over the holidays or plan to get married in the new year, you may be wondering if you should say "i do" to joint accounts. kiplinger dot com says it makes sense for newlyweds to have a mix of individual and joint accounts, but they say it's important to check credit scores before merging cards. if your spouse signs you on as an authorized user to a credit card, the card's previous history will end up on your credit report. in addition, both spouses are responsible for the full balance of a joint credit card.
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celebrating today!! send your birthday club pictures to: birthdayboard@wistv.com and specify the date in subject line. you can also mail photos to: birthday board po box 367 columbia, sc 29202 please give two weeks advanced
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a manhunt is currently underway after someone shot and killed a 19-year- old man at a student housing complex near florida atlantic university. a lockdown was in effect at the complex for several hours. officers patrolled the area late last night. police say they're looking for five people for
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reports have surfaced of a close call between a u-s warship and an iranian rocket over the weekend. officials say the american aircraft carrier came within 15-hundred yards of the rocket on saturday. the u-s-s harry s truman was crossing the straight of hormuz at the mouth of the persian gulf, just as iranian forces were conducting a live-fire exercise. authorities say the truman never entered iranian waters. an american ship and an anti-isis coalition ship were escorting the truman. u-s officials say the iranians didn't appear to be targeting specific ships. the republican race for the white house is shrinking by one candidate. george pataki announced during a prime time ad tuesday night that he is suspending his campaign for the republican nomination. pataki said in the ad that he believes the country will elect the right person to be the next president and that the best of america is yet to come. pataki is the former governor of new york.
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as president obama heads into the final year of his term, a new poll shows many americans are divided on the topic of his legacy. a new cnn/o-r-c poll says 75 percent of those surveyed are not satisfied with how the u-s is being governed. as far as president obama himself, 37 percent say he has brought positive change to the country. they say the president does better when the focus turns to the economy. 52 percent say they approve of his handling of the economy. 49 percent approve of how he's dealt with climate change. expect more showers and occasional thunderstorms wednesday as another area of low pressure approaches the region. your rain chance jumps to 90% with 1" rain totals possible. the new year's eve rain chance falls to 50% during the day and then down to 30% that night. new year's day will be partly cloudy with only a slight chance of showers and a touch cooler temperatures. the first weekend in january
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investigators about that fire this morning. and -- we expect to hear from clemson head coach dabo swinney today after learning that three of his players will miss thursday's orange bowl game because of suspension. we'll check in with our joe gorchow, who is traveling with the team in miami. plus... a look at your forecast today. it's wednesday, december 30th. and news 10 sunrise starts right now. good morning. thanks for waking up with sunrise. i'm caroline patrickis. len and mary have the morning off today. it's six o'clock on this wednesday, december 30th. this morning -- another round of
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across the state. and the national weather service has issued a flood watch for midlands. let's head right over to von gaskin in the first alert weather center with the latest on the forecast. your wednesday will feature another round of showers and occasional thunderstorms as an area of low pressure moves out of the gulf of mexico and across the southeast. today's rain chance jumps to 90% with 1" rain totals possible across the midlands. the daytime high will reach the upper 70s. on thursday the rain chance falls to 50% during the day and then down to 30% that night. high: 71 new year's day will be partly cloudy with only a slight chance of showers and a touch cooler temperatures. high:60 the first weekend in january will be dry and partly cloudy.
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new in the alert center this morning... a manhunt is underway after someone shot and killed a 19-year-old man at a student housing complex near florida atlantic university. a lockdown was in effect at the complex for several hours. officers patrolled the area late last night. police say they're looking for five people for questioning in the murder. "they thought it was a fight originally. security came back and kept screaming on the phone to
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like two minutes later three cops with huge guns got here. and then now we are lockdown." police say a witness gave them a good description of at least one of the possible shooters. we'll continue to follow this developing story. new overnight -- fire officials say a home in lexington county is a total loss after it went up in flames late last night. irmo, columbia, and lexington county fire all responded to the scene on quail valley east. we're told the family made it out of the home okay with n n injuries. the investigation into what caused the fire is ongoing. we expect to hear from clemson head coach dabo swinney today y ter three of his players were sent home from the orange bowl for violating team rules. sports reporter joe gorchow is in miami covering the tigers, he joins uss live now w phone. joe, whatatan you tell us about the players? miami, fl - for 13 games, clemson has prided itself on remaining focused on the task at hand despite of the distractions around them.
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has popped up just days ahead of the capital one orange bowl. according to multiple reports, clemson placekicker ammon lakip, wide receiver deon cain and tight end jay jay mccullough have been suspended for violating team rules. lakip, a senior, was previously suspended this season after being arrested and charged in june for driving under the influence and possession of cocaine. lakip was 8- of-8 on the season on extra point attempts and 1-of-1 on his lone field goal try. mccullough, a redshirt junior, was suspended prior to the start of the season for academic reasons. he did not record a catch this season. cain, a freshman, was pivotal in the tigers offense. in 12 games, cain hauled in 34 catches for 582 yards and five touchdowns. the 6-foot-2,
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fla., was tied for third among clemson receivers in receptions and second on the team in receiving yards. reports indicate that the three players failed a drug test and have been sent home tuesday afternoon. officials with the program have not released a comment regarding the reported wednesday morning. full coverage of the orange bowl and everything leading up to the big
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rick and joe will both have live coverage from miami through tomorrow night you can also follow updates on wistv dot com. and a crime alert to tell you about this morning- sumter police are looking for three suspects for a shooting. yesterday, police were called to the scene on frazier street where they found two vehicles apparently crashed on purpose. they did not find any victims but they are looking for three men--henry
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and william spann. they're all wanted on attempted murder charges. investigators think the three men are all involved in the shooting. they are believed to be armed and dangerous. anyone with information about where they are is asked to call 1-888- crime-sc. that's also the number to call if you can help sumter authorities find out who shot a man on manning avenue. the sumter county sheriff's office says witnesses reported hearing several gunshots in the area where the 37- year-old was found shot tuesday. he was taken to the hospital witnesses also described seeing two men running away from the scene shortly after the shots rang out. again- call 1-888- crime-sc. we're just two days away from the end of 2015. and right now is a time when charities desperately need your help. our michal higdon is live in studio this morning to explain why end of the year donations are so important. donation experts with goodwill say the last week of the year is their busiest time...
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notch road last new year's eve -- there were more than two thousand donations... and they need that number to be just as high this year -- because the donations they get right now help sustain goodwill through several months into the new year. the donated items -- like toys, books and clothes can be written off for tax deductions for 2015 as long as you get it to goodwill by new year's eve. not only is it good for you but goodwill is able to sell your items and use the funds here in the midlands to help with job training. "when you're donating that starts a cycle. it helps people right here in south carolina, right here in the midlands, become independent. they're able to get a job, they're able to support their family, they're able to provide for their kids and then they're able to give back. they're not dependent on the community to support them -- they're helping to support the community and it really helps build a much stronger place for all of us." crystal hardesty with goodwill says goodwill is an approved charity by the south carolina secretary of state. but she adds you should definitely do your research before giving to other charities in the state.
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which one's to look out for coming up in the next half hour. live in the studio, michal higdon, wis news 10. the rain is falling now over the capital city -- as the midlands is under a flood watch advisory this morning. let's get a check of the forecast with von gaskin. your wednesday will feature another round of showers and occasional thunderstorms as an area of low pressure moves out of the gulf of mexico and across the southeast. today's rain chance jumps to 90% with 1" rain totals possible across the midlands. the daytime high will reach the upper 70s.
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and one college football star had himself a big night tuesday in the texas bowl. more on a monster game from lsu's leonard fournette, coming up in sports. republican presidential candidate donald trump is making a stop in south carolina
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bush will be in lexington tonight to hold a meet and greet. the former florida governor will be at hudson's smokehouse barbecue on sunset boulevard tonight. the event is scheduled to start at 6:30. the columbia city council now has two new members. there were more than 200 people at the ceremony last night as councilmen howard duvall and ed mcdowell took their oaths. councilman moe baddourah, who ran unopposed, was reelected and also took his oath. mayor steve benjamin did not endorse either duvall or mcdowell- he endorsed their opponents. "i hope that it's not going to be four versus three. i hope that the city council can work together as a unified body. we need to have discussion. we won't agree on everything, but i think if we can discuss things before they come to the the newly elected members, along with mayor steve benjamin, all said they're ready for a new era of leadership where working
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your wednesday will feature another round of showers and occasional thunderstorms as an area of low pressure moves out of the gulf of mexico and across the southeast. today's rain chance jumps to 90% with 1" rain totals possible across the midlands. the daytime high will reach the upper 70s. on thursday the rain chance falls to 50% during the day and then down to 30% that night. high: 71 new year's day will be partly cloudy with only a slight chance of showers and a touch cooler temperatures. high:60 the first weekend in january will be dry and partly cloudy. today's picture the weather is from christian gonzalez, rocky creek elementary send us your weather pictures to
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send us your weather pictures to po box 367, columbia, sc 29202. clemson fans are anxiously awaiting thursday's orange bowl
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well under way. last night -- one of the nation's best running backs had a career night. the lsu tigers squared off against the texas tech red raiders in the texas bowl in houston. the tigers ran away with this game behind a monster performance from leonard fournette. he had more than 200 yards rushing and 5 total touchdowns, as the 20th ranked tigers cruised to a 56 to 27 win. the usc mens basketball team will look to keep their hot start to the season going tonight. the 11-and-oh gamecocks are back in action tonight at home. they'll host francis marion at 7
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you can see the game on the sec network.. the chip kelly experiment is over in philadelphia. the eagles fired kelly on tuesday, with 1 game remaining in the season. kelly was in his third year with the eagles. this year, he was given total control of personnel decisions, but his team is 6 and 9 after going 10 and 6 in his first two seasons. eagles ceo jeffrey lurie said he appreciates kelly's contributions and wishes him success going forward. up next on sunrise -- a look at your wednesday headlines. thanks for starting your morning with news 10. your wednesday will feature
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the "affluenza" teenager is expected to be back in the u-s today. ethan couch and his mother were both arrested monday in mexico- after a phone call for pizza led to the their capture. a manhunt began for the 18-year-old and his mother after he missed an appointment with his probation officer. couch was charged with killing four people in a drunk driving crash back in 2013, but was sentenced to just 10 months probation. one of the six americans killed last week in afghanistan will be laid to rest today. in a suicide- bombing attack in a village base on december 21st. as a member of the new york police department, detective lemm was deployed three times... twice to afghanistan and once to iraq. detective lemm leaves behind a children. after 15 years, toys r us will be closing its doors at its times square location in new york. the flagship location will close
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the store was popular with tourists, who stop to take photos beside the giant lego empire state building. toys r us has not yet identified a new flagship store, but say they're actively searching for space in manhattan. also in times square- workers will test the most famous ball of them all today. the test will ensure that the new years ball won't fail when it descends the flagpole to ring in 2016. this year's ball features over 2,000 sparkling waterford crystals and weighs over 10-thousand pounds. one million people are expected to pack times square on thursday to celebrate the new year and watch the ball drop. federal officials are warning that hundreds of homes in illinois and missouri could be threatened by a rare winter flood that already forced the partial closure of interstate highways and widespread evacuations. they're monitoring 19 vulnerable levees on the rising mississippi river and its tributaries. the river is not expected to crest until later this week. recent storms have killed dozens
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your wednesday will feature another round of showers and occasional thunderstorms as an area of low pressure moves out of the
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good morning. thanks for waking up with sunrise. i'm caroline patrickis. it's 6:30, on this wednesday morning.
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top stories as you're waking up... fire officials say a home in lexington county is a total loss after it went up in flames late last night. irmo, columbia, and lexington county fire all responded to the scene on quail valley east. we're told the family made it out of the home okay with no injurieie the investigation into what caused ththfire is ongoing. and -- the national weather service has issued a flood watch for the midlands this morning. here's a look at the radar -- as gaskin in the first alert weather center with the latest on the forecast. and von gaskin is keeping an eye on your first alert forecast. your wednesday will feature another round of showers and occasional thunderstorms as an area of low pressure moves out of the gulf of mexico and across the southeast. today's rain chance jumps to 90% with 1" rain totals possible across the midlands. the daytime high will reach the upper 70s. on thursday the rain chance falls to 50% during the day and then down to 30%
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high: 71 new year's day will be partly cloudy with only a slight chance of showers and a touch cooler temperatures. high:60 the first weekend in january will be dry and partly cloudy. first alert traffic report breaking news just into the newsroom -- the richland county
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person is dead after a train hit a vehicle early this morning. this happened on two notch road and windsor lake. details are limited at this point. we do not know if the person killed was on the train or in the vehicle. our michal higdon is on her way to the scene right now, and will have updates shortly. developing this morning... we expect to hear from clemson head coach dabo swinney today after three of his players were sent home from the orange bowl for violating team rules. according to multiple sources, clemson placekicker ammon lakip, wide receiver deon cain and tight end jay jay mccullough have been suspended. the three won't be playing in the big game against oklahoma tomorrow.
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drug test and were sent home yesterday afternoon. the news 10 sports team is on the road with the rick and joe will continue our live coverage ahead of the orange bowl this afternoon on wis -- and will bring us the updates after coach swinney speaks to the media today. you can also follow updates on wistv dot com. officials say a holly hill man charged with murdering his ex- girlfriend on christmas admitted to killing her and revealed the creek where he dumped her body. harold pratt appeared in court tuesday. authorities say he killed 38-year-old loretta bunch... a woman he used to date up until a few months ago. her father reported her missing after no one was able to get in touch with her. her funeral will be this morning. more resignations are rocking the town of north. wis has confirmed now that the town clerk and assistant clerk have submitted their letters of resignation to the mayor effective january 7th. this comes after the north police chief and another officer quit earlier this month.
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a police force. no word has been given as to why the clerk and assistant clerk are leaving. within just days of each other, two harlem globetrotter players passed away. "general" lee holman died friday... just two days before the death of meadowlark lemon. holman was a columbia native who played with the globetrotters between 1976 and 1982. his widow, loula may, spoke to wis-- describing the general as a "gentle giant" who had a presence on the court...but was quiet in his personal life. "people didn't realize that he was actually bashful. and the time that he would come out was playing resistance at every chance and would quell situations, because he liked peace." loula and the general met in san francisco and were married for 18 years. she says he spent a lot of time working as a counselor at a boys and girls home after leaving the globetrotters.
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he was 61 years old. it was an iconic mark in history as the confederate battle flag was removed from the state house grounds back in july. coming up next, we'll take a look back at the story that locked the number three spot in our wis 2015 'year in review.' greenwood county has issued a
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emergency at lake greenwood's buzzard roost dam. the dam is not in danger of breach but as a precaution -- water ll be released into the saluda river. over the next few days water will move down stream and into lake murray the bridge on roof bottom road has also been closed until further notice. midlands communities on our rivers are trying to make a truce with nature as they work to get better access to the water and adapt to floods. several sections of the three rivers greenway system have been shut down or have very limited
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in granby park on the columbia side -- you can only go so far into the park before you run into mud and floodwater. same is true for other parts of the system in west columbia and cayce. "we're trying to find ways to build things better now and to engineer them in ways that can deal with...any of the flooding and we're trying to go back and repair the older phases and maintain the older phases in a way anytime it floods too." the ceo of the river alliance -- the organization coordinating development of the riverwalk system says it is designed to go underwater. river levels ll likely keep climbing today, as more rain is falling around the state. let's send things over to von gaskin for a check of your forecast your wednesday will feature another round of showers and occasional thunderstorms as an area of low pressure moves out of the gulf of mexico and across the southeast.
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to 90% with 1" rain totals possible across the midlands. the daytime high will reach the upper 70s. on thursday the rain chance falls to 50% during the day and then down to 30% that night. high: 71 new year's day will be partly cloudy with only a slight chance of showers and a ouch cooler temperatures. high:60 the first weekend in january will be dry and partly cloudy.
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53 years of history came to a close in july when the confederate battle flag was removed from the state house grounds. the flag was the center of controversy for many years in south carolina. some saw it as a sign of slavery and to others it is a symbmb of heritage. as we count down to the end of 2015, judi gatson has a look back at this year's number three stoto for our wis year in review. :01 :27 :35 :50 1:28
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carolina. haley: "it's time to remove the flag from the state house grounds." gov. nikki haley signed a bill to remove the battle flag from the state house grounds after the fatal shootings at mother emanuel ame church in charleston that took nine lives, including that of senator clementa pinckney - a man who tried many times to have the flag taken down. mclawhorn: "that flag has been a symbol that has terrorized people over the years." but to others - it represents
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jamie graham: "we've never seen the flag as a flag of hatred whatsoever... only a flag of heritage." it was up to an honor guard from the state from the right side of the state using a crank inserted in the within the state museum removed. "we can move forward as a state in columbia, judi gatson, wis was placed behind the confederate memorial. it could cost a million dollars to create a proper exhibit for the battle flag at the relic room. that will be included in the relic room's budget request to be presented to the legislature next month in january. more news coming up -- including the latest on an earthquake that shook california late tuesday night. we'll be right back. we continue to follow breaking
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morning -- the richland county sheriff's
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crash involving a train and a vehicle. this happened at the crossing on windsor lake near two notch road. we're told at least one person was killed. our michal higdon is on her way to the scene right now, and will have updates shortly. your wednesday will feature another round of showers and occasional thunderstorms as an area of low pressure moves out of the gulf of mexico and across the southeast. today's rain chance jumps to 90% with 1" rain totals possible across the midlands. the daytime high will reach the upper 70s. on thursday the rain chance falls to 50% during the day and then down to 30% that night. high: 71 new year's day will be partly cloudy with only a slight chance of showers and a touch cooler temperatures. high:60 the first weekend in january will be dry and
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a moderate earthquake shook an inland area of southern california near san
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night. there are no rererts of damage or injuries. the u.s. geological survey says the tremor had a magnitude of 4.4, hitting the foothills northwest of san bernardino. several aftershocks followed. the texas man known as the "affluenza" teenager is expected to be back in the u-s today. ethan couch and his mother were both arrested monday in mexico- after a phone call for pizza led to the their capture. a manhunt began for the 18-year-old and his mother after he missed an appointment with his probation officer. couch was charged with killing four people in a drunk driving crash back in 2013, but was sentenced to just 10 months probation. a manhunt is currently underway after someone shot and killed a 19-year- old
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housing complex near florida atlantic university. a lockdown was in effect at the complex for several hours. officers patrolled the area late last night. police say they're looking for five people for questioning in the murder. a small group of protesters gathered in cleveland yesterday after the news was released that a police officer will not go to trial for killing a 12-year-old tamir rice. a grand jury ruled on monday t t rice was holdidi a toy gun that did not have the at the time of the shooting, rice was holding a toy gun that did not have the orange cap on it that identified it as a toy. cleveland's mayor says he understands why people are upset. he says the city will do some quote "soul searching" as they examine police procedures. federal officials are warning that hundreds of homes in illinois and missouri could be threatened by a rare winter flood that already forced the partial closure of interstate highways and widespread evacuations. they're monitoring 19 vulnerable levees on the rising mississippi river and its tributaries.
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crest until later this week. recent storms have killed dozens in multiple states 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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we continue to follow breaking news out of richland county -- where deputies tell us a train has hit a vehicle, killing at least one person. details are limited but we've just learned this crash happened at the crossing on rabon street near two notch r rd near two notch roas. our michal higdon is on her way
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today's top stories -- clemson head coach dabo swinney will speak to the media at 8:30 this morning to address the suspension of three of his players for thursday's orange bowl. reports indicate that the players, including star freshman reciever deon cain, were suspended and sent home after a failed drug test. the news 10 sports team is on the road with the tigers. rick henry and joe gorchow will continue our live coverage of the orange bowl today, and bring you the updates after coach swinney speaks. you can also follow updates on wistv dot com. fire officials say a home in lexington county is a total loss after it went up in flames late last night. irmo, columbia, and lexington county fire all responded to the scene on quail valley east. we're told the family made it out of the home okay with no injuries. the investigation into what caused the fire is ongoing. and a crime alert to tell you about this morning- sumter police are looking for three suspects for a shooting. yesterday, police were called to the scene on frazier street where they found
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apparently crashed on purpose. they did not find any victcts but they are llking for three men--henry dingle, kevin smith, and william spann. they're all wanted on attempted murder charges. investigators think the three men are all involved in the shooting. they are believed to be armed and dangerous. anyone with information about where they are is asked to call 1-888- crime-sc. republican presidential candidate donald trump is making a stop in south carolina today ahead of the new year. trump will be in hilton head today holding a meet and greet at the westin hilton head island resort and spa. doors open at 9:30 and the event begins at 11. and republican candidate jeb bush will be in lexington tonight to hold a meet and greet. the former florida governor will be at hudson's smokehouse barbecue on sunset boulevard tonight. the event is scheduled to start at 6:30. and -- the national weather service has issued a flood watch for the midlands this morning. this is a live look outside over the capital city as some showers are moving across the state right now.
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for a final check of your forecast. your wednesday will feature another round of showers and occasional thunderstorms as an area of low pressure moves out of the
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