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a south carolina war hero is facing a personal setback. medal of honor recipient kyle carpenter has been charged with "hit and run." this stems from an incident earlier this month near usc's strom thurmond wellness center. jack kuenzie joins us live from the scene charles and sam----columbia police say carpenter struck a pedestrian in one of the walkways here at blossom and assembly. they say he pulled over for a while---but left the scene after the victim got up and continued walking. police say the incident happened the evening of december 8th----as carpenter was heading west on blossom and attempting to turn left onto southbound assembly street. they say 18 year old michael haddad was in the crosswalk on the way to the thurmond center and had the signal in his favor. the victim was knocked down----and police say carpenter pulled over and put on his flashers, but did not get out of his vehicle. police say after the victim got up---suffering from a leg injury and some
resumed driving on assembly. he was tracked down after police looked at surveillance video and talked to witnesses. the victim was treated by ems at the scene. columbia police say carpenter later gave a statement and has been fully cooperative. there are no indications he was under the influence of anything. carpenter appeared in city court this morning and is free on a $5 carpenter at age 26 is the nation's youngest medal of honor recipient---suffering severe injuries and undergoing multiple surgeries after saving a fellow marine in afghanistan from a taliban grenade attack. he's been unavailable for comment. jack kuenzie wis news ten. there are several strong storms moving towards sc from ga, therefore the
flooding remains a concern today. thursday the rain chance falls to 50% during the day and then down to 30% that night. high: 70. the front will cross the area and settle along the coast by late thursday night. new year's day will be mostly 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. there are several strong storms
from ga, therefore the possibility of flash flooding remains a concern today. thursday the rain chance falls to 50% during the day and then down to 30% that night. residents have been watching the water levels on creeks and streams rise close to their homes. this comes as they're still trying to rebuild from the historic floods in october. wis's mike desumma joins us now from the pine glen neighborhood with more on that. mike. sam to look down this stretch of carinbrook drive really shows yow what people are going through. the street ends at this circle of houses. all of them were declared uninhabitable after october's historic rains --- and now once again the water creeping back up again.
right in back of the homes --- and like many bodies of water in the area it feeds off of lake murray. yesterday sce&g once again opened emergency spillgates on the lake. at this hour those gates remain partially open causing the water level spillgates on the lake. at this hour those gates remain partially open causing the water level here to be what it is. several residents i spoke to say after putting money back into rebuilding their homes --- this is an unsettling sight to see. "so the flood happened and i have to pay for my house to get rebuilt.and then every time it floods or rains..it looks like we have to keep going through this again and i'm just.it's gonna break me down." in addition to here the flood waters have also been causing an impact in other
a stretch of corley mill road near river bluff high school also had to be closed down according to the county sheriff's office. responders have been here in pine glen to monitor water levels here --- in case they get any higher. live in lexington county, mike desumma, wis news 10 the department of natural resoururs is investigating a drowning at lake wateree. 68-year-old thomas brinson of ridgeway drowned this morning this morning off blackgum lane in kershaw county. the kershaw county coroner says brinson was going down into the lake to try and get a well cover that had fallen in the water. when his wife came outside she couldn't find him. anytime there's disruptive weather in our area you can track it anytime by downloading the wis just search wis weather in your free. you can also look for updates on wis-tv-dot- com and click on the weather tab to get the latest from our first
we're not on air. authorities are investigating why an orangeburg county deputy shot a dog. deputies were responding to a shots fired call in the 700 block stilton road around 1:30 this morning when they say a pit bull dog charged at them in a quote "extremely aggressive manner." one deputy shot the dog in the leg then realized it was on a chain. animal control took the dog to a local veterinarian. and it's exexcted to make a full recovery. following a fire at a luxury hotel in dubai multiple explosions rocked the address hotel this afternoon--early reports indicate about fourteen people are injured. new year's celebrations continued as scheduled in downtown dubai--a fireworks display still took place across the plaza at the burj khalifa--whihc is the tallest skyscraper in the world. hundreds are gathered there for the fireworks show. at this point officials say they have contained the fire at the 63 story building for the most part. officials say they believe the fire started on the 20th floor of the building. the cause has not yet been determined
year for both the state of south carolina- and our governor, nikki haley. and as 2015 comes to a close- the governor finds herself back in the national spotlight. will whitson explains. two separate national news outlets have governor nikki haley at the top of their lists for news coverage this year- wednesday- the washington post named governor haley as the top governor to make the most news this year- citing her response to the charleston church shooting, the subsequent debate and lowering of the confederate battle flag from state house grounds- and her actions during october's unprecedented statewide flood- cnn also listed haley among the 9 politicians to watch in 2016. governor haley's name has floated around since her historic 2010 run for governor in the state as a possible national political name- and all year she's fielded questions about the republican ticket in 2016- "if you have someone like a moderate, a rubio, even a cruz- haley is certainly a
folks will look at her as bringing a different voice to the table." governor haley has said over and over again- though- that she's committed to the state of south carolina and hasn't put much thought into the idea of the vice presidency or another national title. however, she did change her tune slightly during a q & a at the national press club in washington dc- where she told the crowd she wasn't actively pursuing the vp chair, but would be happy to speak with any candidate who wanted to broach the subject. ww wis news 10 governor haley is on vacation at the moment- but we did reach out to her office today for comment. however, we did not get a response by the time this story aired. the tigers and sooners are underway in miami in the orange bowl. the winner gets a spot in the national title game. the wis sports team is down in florida sports director rick henry got to chat with heisman winner billy simms. right now, the score is this week's wet weather is
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an allegiant air md80 was flying from orlando to cedar rapids when it ran into engine trouib.e the plane was able to land safely in chattanooga. passengers say they heard a loud 'pop' after about an hour in the air and almost halfway through the flight. "so we are on the plane and it sounded like we hit something, the lady in the seat was like i think an engine went out and it sounded like a big bang, we kind of thought that we hit a bird or the engine went out." the airline sent another plane to finish the trip. passengers were offered 100-dollars off voucher for a future trip. after days of rain and flooding, today parts of eastern missouri and southern illinois are
the rain is over but the mississippi, missouri, and other rivers are just starting to subside. brian mooar has the latest. this new year's eve - a time of uncertainty for millions living under the threat of flooding from oklahoma to illinois. sot: wayne kissel, business owner "'i'd say it's somber. it's quiet. it certainly doesn't feel like the holidays." the border of eastern missouri and southern illinois was especially hard hit ... homes under water - rivers so swollen it's hard to tell where dry land was just a few days ago. thousands displaced ... and many unable to get back home to even see what they've lost because long stretches of highway have been submerged. hundreds of national guard troops were brought in to help evacuate and protect flood-inundated communities. the death toll since the weekend has topped 25 the meramec river crested four feet above
the mississippi river at levels not seen in nearly a quarter century. though the devastation is widespread ... the worst appears to be over. sot casey wood, eureka missouri resident "as fast as everything is receding thats a blessing you audio outcue: "brian mooar, nbc news." louisiana governor bobby jindal has already declared a state of emergency. there are several strong storms moving towards sc from ga, therefore the possibility of flash flooding remains a concern today. thursday the rain chance falls to 50% during the day and then down to 30% that night.
2015. on april 8th - dzhokhar tsarnaev accused of the 2013 boston marathon bombing is found guilty on all 30 charges in the first phase of his federal death penalty trial. on april 12th - cellphone video reveals 25-year-old african-american freddie gray being dragged into a police van while screaming in pain during his arrest in baltimore. protests started in reaction to his death. then on may 2nd - princess charlotte is born at 8:34 a.m. at st. mary's hospital in paddington, london. as the second child of the duke and duchess of cambridge, she is fourth in the
on may 12th - an amtrak northeast regional train derails and overturns in philadelphia, pennsylvania. more than 200 are injured - 11 critically - and eight people are killed. on may 29th - the u.s. removes cuba from its list of state sponsors of terrorism. over in june, starting with the 4th - u.s. officials announce that at least four million federal employees are involved in a data breach by hackers who have been traced to china. on june 17th - dylann roof with the intention of starting a racial war opens fire during a prayer service at the emanuel ame church, killing nine people. on june 26th - the court rules in obergefell versus dges that same-sex couples have the fundamental right to marry and that states cannot say that marriage is reserved to heterosexual couples. we'll have more of the top stories for 2015 from
i'm sam bleiweis, thanks for joining us. today's top stories - medal of honor recipient kyle carpenter is now charged with hit and run. carpenter appeared in court this morning for an accident december 8th at assembly and blossom streets. he is accused of hitting a pedestrian and failing to exit his vehicle or give help. the pedestrian was treated for injuries to his leg. he is expected to be okay. two gang members already locked up the alvin s. glenn detention center are facing new charges for assaulting a guard there. investigators with the richland county sheriff's office say shawn eric moody junior and brendan wallace threw urine on a guard while shouting gang slogans. they're now charged with criminal conspiracy, threatening life of a public employee and throwing bodily fluids on a correctional employee. deputies say this is the second round of arrests made at the jail involving gang
there are several strong storms moving towards sc from ga, therefore the possibility of flash flooding remains a concern today. thursday the rain chance falls to 50% during the day and then down to 30% that night. high: 70. the front will cross the area and settle along the coast by late thursday night. new year's day will be mostly cloudy with only a slight chance of showers and d touch cooler temperatures. high:60. the first weekend in january will be dry and partly cloudy. most of the roads in newberry
flooding remains a concern today. thursday the rain chance falls to 50% during the day and then down to 30% that night. high: 70. rains. kings creek road off of highway 121 was one place where the barricades stayed up today. county sheriff lee foster says several bridges have to be checked to see if the flooding caused any permanent damage. he also says it's also possible for sinkholes to form because of all of the water --- so drivers he says should stay alert. "uhh the roads have a lot of problems pre-existing and i am absolutely certain that all this
we've gotten is going to make it worse." county responders say they're also keeping an eye on several homes that sit close to creeks and streams. that's in case the water levels creep back up. anytime there's rain moves through our area you can track it anytime by downloading the wis weather app. our first alert weather team is always updating even when we're not on air just search wis weather in your app store and it's free. an order just released will allow sled to inspect former north charleston police officer michael slager's uniform in the walter scott shooting case. slager is accused of shooting and killing walter scott in april. the inspections have to be performed by jan. 8, 2016. also in court documents: solicitor scarlett wilson says she wants the trial to be held in the fall, instead of in march of april as slager's attorneys had
trial held in november, becauswe she's also trying the case against confessed emanuel ame shooter dylann roof in july. a hearing on the request from slager's attorneys for a speedy trial i ischeduled for monday. from miami, this afternoon, the clemson tigers are leading the oklahoma sooners 13 to 7 in the second quarter of the orange bowl. the winner gets a spot in the national title game. the wis sports team is down in florida sports director rick henry got to meet former tiger tajh boyd. with an update on the score the tigers.... one star college football player will not be with his team in the alamo bowl; he's been arrested. texas christian university's quarterback trevone boykin is accused of hitting a police officer. boykin was arrested early this morning, after a bar fight near san antonio's river walk. police say the fight started
heckling him. boykin has been charged with felony assault on a public servant d was released today on bond. t-c-u's head coach suspended one star college football player will not be with his team in the alamo bowl; he's been arrested. texas christian university's quarterback trevone boykin is accused of hitting a police
boykin was arrested early this morning, after a bar fight near san antonio's river walk. police say the fight started when fans started heckling him. boykin has been charged with felony assault on a public servant and was released today on bond. t-c-u's head coach suspended boykin from saturday's alamo bowl for quote- "violation of team rules." "we don't know whether he was swinging at the officer or whether he was swinging at somebody behind him. i don't know, but in any event, the officer was struck in the face. and it's my understanding he was injured from that hit." police say the officer was treated for a swollen face but was otherwise doing okay. the game saturday against oregon would have been the last for boykin, who is a senior. coming up...looking back on the big stories of 2015. we'll never forget this one. the charleston church shootings stunned the state and the country.
from ga, therefore the possibility of flash flooding remains a concern today. thursday the rain chance falls to 50% during the day and then down to 30% that night. high: 70. two people can eat all this food for $9.99. -and it's all my favorites. -yeah. two coneys or two burgers, and two tots and two drinks. -yeah. -it's like i'm seeing double. totally. speaking of double... look. maybe they wanna hang out. -yeah, i'll talk to 'em. -just be cool. -i'll be cool. -no, you're not gonna be cool.
it was june of this year when the whole country was rocked by news of the charleston church shootings. nine people were murdered during a bible study here's meaghan norman with this year's number two story. :01-:12 :50 1:26 2:01 2:14 2:40 2:59 3:12 3:35 3:54 4:20 heart,soul broken "we woke up today and the heart and soul of south carolina was broken." nine families and a state stunned by the violence after 9 people were gunned down during a bible study at emanuel ame
dylann roof -- the accused shooter was arrested in shelby, north carolina, the morning after the shooting. when in custody, we learned roof had researched the historic ame church -- the place he says he victims' families wouou not let the hate win. "i will never talk to her again. i will never be able to hold her again, but i forgive you. have mercy on your soul. you hurt me, you hurt a lot of people. but god forgive you and i forgive you." >it was one week after the shooting, that a horse-drawn caisson carrying the body of pastor and senator clementa pinckney took a long, quiet and solemn trip through downtown columbia before arriving for his final time at the state house. thousands of people turned out to see pinckney
at his home-going service in charleston, pinckney was applauded for his tireless devotion between the church house of mother emmanuel and the state house in columbia. delivering the eulogy was president barack obama who described the slain state e senator, as man who was designed for destiny at an early age. "he was in the pulpit by 13, pastored by 18, public service by 23." clementa pickney was 41-years-old. "sharonda had a spirit that would reach the world. she was just that special and everybody who knew her knew it." 45-year-old sharonda coleman-singleton was a minister and high school track coach. she was a mother of three and an alumna of south carolina state university. ethel lance served the church as a custodian, and was a longtime member of mother emanuel.
she was always there. she was a soldier." the 70-year-old was a mother and grandmother, and was retired after dedicating 34 years to the performing arts. "tywanza was always a bubbly and happy person. his aunt, she would do anything for anybody at anytime." the youngest victim, 26- year-old tywanza sanders was a recent graduate from allen university. witnesses say he died that night trying to protect his aunt susie jackson. jackson was 87-years-old and a longtiti member of mother emanuel. cynthia hurd was a well known librarian who, after working for 31-years in charleston county, was looking forward to retirement. her legacy is one that is special to congressman jim clyburn. "this was her church. i''m an ame. my wife was librarian, and she was my daughter''s best friend." hurd was the sister of former north carolina state senator malcolm graham.
you're entertaining angels but we were." "she had a beautiful spirit." "a beautiful spirit." "a beautiful spirit." a mother...a minister...and a woman of god. reverend depayne- middleton doctor was a minister at emanuel ame. the 49-year-old was a former admissions coordinator at southern wesleyan university''s charleston learning center... and... the mother of four daughters. "she was a sweet, loving woman." myra thompson, was a teacher in the charleston county school district. the 59-year-old had a husband and two children. she received her license to preach the same day of the massacre and was leading the bible study that night. "rev. simmons was dedicated to the lord, but he was really dedicated to his family."
nine to be laid to rest was reverend daniel simmons, sr. simmons retired from the ministry in 2013, butcontinued to serve on staff at mother emanuel. he is buried at fort jackson national cemetery. in columbia, meaghan norman, wis news 10. dylann roof's case was continued until january. joey meek - a friend of dylann roof's - faces a federal charge for not telling the truth about what he knew regarding roof's plans for the june shooting. meek's trial will be held in the lowcountry sometime in march. south carolina is getting fired up to ring in the new year in the capitol city. and the big party in the big apple will have some extra guests to make it a good, safe time. break thousands of people are already
it's one of the world's biggest parties and this year it's a party that has an increased law enforcement presence. saran dallof has more. :57 - 1:13 1:15 - 1:19 1:32 it's out with the old. and in with the new year. "it's going to be a whole new year for us so....it's going to be exciting." ringing in 2016 in times square takes more than a little work. starting with numerals that arrived weeks ago. and a facelift to the waterford crystal ball. 288 new crystals were added to the more than
"you just got to see the ball..... wooooooooo!" nats confetti test a test confetti and ball drop gave a sneak peek of what's to come. and people were invited to personalize the new year. writing wishes for 2016 on paper that will be mixed in with the confetti that falls tonight. "i like it you know crazy atmosphere out here." with the eyes of the world watching. officials say they've enhanced security. with some six thousand officers assigned to times square. for the first time, some will be armed with long guns. explosive detection dogs. and chemical and radiation detectors will also be present. we are aware that the threat picture has changed because isis has changed significantly from what it was a year ago or two years ago we have enlarged our capabilities here in the city. measures appreciated by visitors. "obviously here we are extra careful we keep our eyes out." law enforcement and revelers
confetti will rain down on the crowd. a great start to the new year. and a lot of clean up for crews in the morning. i'm sarah dallof in new york's times square, now back to you. people in columbia are getting ready to ring in the new year in 'famously hot' fashion. in just a few minutes the city's "famously hot new year's eve" carnival starts. if you're attendin there are some street closures you'll want to know about. right now, westbound lanes of 11-hundred and 12-hundred blocks of gervais street are closed. and the 9-thousand, 12- hundred and 13-hundred blocks of main street are closed. the event kicks off at 6 tonight. roads will re-open at 8 am tomorrow. as many of you prepare for one of the busiest nights of the year when it comes to alcohol-related illness and injury, here some tips on how to ring in 2016 ... safely. before you head out for the evening -- be sure to
have a clear plan on how to get your children home safely -- if they are attending an event with alcocol. and if you're hosting a party -- keep an eye on your friends. don't let them leave if they're intoxicated. finally - know how much alcohol is too much. thanks for joining us for the news at 5. we'll be right back.
higher near lake wateree as homeowners face more potential flooding. and continued rainfall is shutting down roads in parts of lexington county. plus, a man given the nation's highest honor is now facing criminal charges over a car accident. your news starts now. good evening and welcome to the news at six. i'm sam bleiweis. thanks for joining us this evening.
developing right now-- lakes, rivers and creeks across the midlands are high with all our rain. and the national weather service has issued a flood warning for the wateree river at lake wateree. our chad mills is live at the kershaw county government center in camden and there are a lot of sightseers out to see just how swollen both the lake and river are right now. emergency officials want those people to stay home for their safety, especially with the sun going down. this was the scene near the wateree dam on cat claw lane i shot this video just a few hours ago. lake water was creeping up to the sides of some of the houses. one house was surrounded entirely by lake wateree. residents tell me they hadn't seen anything like