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lake wateree. residents tell me they hadn't seen anything like this since hurricane hugo. and duke energy is using that comparison too, because the national weather service says duke measured the lake level at a little over 105 feet today, which is the highest level lake wateree has been since early october 1989, when runoff from rain produced by hugo pushed the lake level to just shy of 107 feet. full pool level is 100 feet and the target is 95 feet. right now, water from the lake current conditions and projections, lake wateree will spill for several more days. duke energy says it is working with local emergency officials to monitor the situation. officials are asking anyone within the area to be on alert and pay attention to
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conditions. "looking at the radars and, hopefufuy, with the rain diminishing after today, we will start to see the river and the lake start to recede in the next several days maybe into next week. that'll be a big help if we can get some sunshine, and it'll dry some of this out." take a look at some of these pictures by bryan sulzer. some of them show the floodwaters spilling over the dam into the river. others show submerged docks many of them snapping as the water rises. he and others are hoping all of the flooding will taper off soon. officials say they'll be monitoring the situation overnight. live in camden, chad mills, wis news 10. most of the roads in newberry county are open
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closed by flooding. kings creek road off of highway 121 was one place where the barricades stayed up today. sheriff lee foster says some roads will have to be closely looked at for permanent damage, even sinkholes. the case is much the same in lexington county. several neighborhoods downstream from lake murray are feeling the impact... again the water is close to several homes that were already damaged by october's floods. some of the homes on carinbrook drive are no longer inhabitable. a creek behind the homes feeds off lake murray. sce&g opened emergency spill gates yesterday --- as more water flowed down from the upstate. that in turn caused more water to flow downstream winding up in people's
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"i mean every time it rains if we have to worry about it flooding like this with them releasing the gates umm.i just can't imagine always having to worry about carrying my kids through the water every time it rains." area first responders have been on the scene in pine glen throughout the dayay irmo fire did a check this morning just to make sure no one was inside the homes. and the lexington county sheriff's department will continue to keep an eye on the water levels in case they get any higher. 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 withthnly 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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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. new details on the massive blaze at a luxury 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
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there... remarkably nobody was seriously injured--but between fourteen and sixteen people did sustain minor injuries. the address hotel was engulfed in flames around 9:30 local time. officials say they believe the fire started on the 20th floor o the 63 story hotel. tens of thousands of people were outside the burj khalife tower to watch the fireworks display--which the city still put on even while firefighters battled the blaze. many witnesses heard explosions ring out--but it's still not clear what caused the fire or the blasts. a lawyer for midlands medal of honor recipient kyle carpenter is now speaking out about hit and run charges against him. carpenter is charged with hit and run for an accident with a man on foot at assembly and blossom streets in columbia. tonight, carpenter's lawyer butch bowers says at the time, carpenter thought the man wasn't hurt. according to columbia police, carpenter pulled over and turned on his hazard lights, but didn't get out of his vehicle or give help. the pedestrian was treated for injuries to his leg.
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honor in june 2014 for his actions to save marines from an explosion in afghanistan. bowers says carpenter is grateful no one was seriously hurt and looks forward to working with young people---quote---"to make sure they stand up for what is right and take responsibility for their actions just as he has done." the investigation into a drowning on lake wateree continues at this hour. 68-year-old thomas brinson of ridgeway drowned this morning this morning off blackgum lane in kershaw county. the 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. brett parker will stay in prison. he's the man convicted in a double murder at the ascot estates in irmo. wis has learned the state appeals court has rejected parker's appeal of his conviction. in 2013 parker was found guilty of murder and sentenced to life in prison for the killings of his wife tammy jo and business partner bryan capnerhurst. parker claimed the judge made
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one expert witness testify and in giving instructions to the jury. yesterday, the appeals court ruled there were no mistakes sufficient to overturn his conviction. lawywers for the former north charleston policeman caught on video shooting a man have a new deal for handling evidence, like his uniform. a court order out today lays out the rules for sled to inspect the uniform michael slager was wearing at the time of the shooting of walter scott. that includes checks for stains, cuts, defects or foreign material. slager's lawyers also want tests on his taser stun gun. slager says scott tried to take the taser from him before video shows slager shooting scott as scott ran away after a traffic stop. still ahead on the news at seven... 2015 is ending with a bang for the palmetto state's chief executive. nikki haley's making some observers say "veep veep" break k two separate national news
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carolina governor nikki haley on lists of politicians to watch in the next year- stoking speculation about life after the state house will whitson takes a look- talk of a political career beyond the south carolina state house for governor nikki haley isn't exactly w- her election from house rep to the governor's office brought her national attention. "haley is obiviously the first woman governor of south carolina and i think that would be citing her response to the
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confederate battle flag- and the flood as major boosos to her national creditability. "she came through it from a political perspective looking very in control." haley has fielded questions about 2016 throughout 2015- first taking questions after her double digit reelectctn victory- each time, haley has expressed commitment to the state- but she did change did say she was open to discussions with presidential candidates on the vp seat during an event at washington's national press club. "if there is a time where a presidential nominee wants to sit down and talk, of course i'll sit down and talk." an offer to join the republican ticket isn't guaranteed- nor does it mean a guaranteed victory- but- limited to two terms- there is no chance for reelection when the governor's term is up- making washington an enticing option. "lindsey graham and tim scott are going to be in the senate for some time, it's not like there's a natural step for her after she leaves comment- but governor haley was on vacation, and we did not get a response back.
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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 the first weekend in january will be dry and partly cloudy.
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thursday the rain chance falls to 50% during the day and then down to 30% that night. high: 70. the front
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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's still a few hours left in 20-15. 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
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there's still a few hours left in 20-15. next, we'll wrap up our look at some of the year's 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
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partly cloudy. there's still a few hours left in 20-15. next, we'll wrap up our look at some of the year's plus, if you're heading to the famously hot new year's celebration...the roads in downtown columbia you'll need to avoid. 2015 marked a significant rise in traffic deaths in south
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year compared to 813 in 2014. this is a very disturbing and shocking fact. despite a 1.3% state population growth rate in 2015,
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18% increase in the number of fatal crashes. so, what is causing this dramatic increase? some are attributing it to lower gas prices putting more people on our roads. more people on the roads also gives rise to more people making the wrong decisions behind the wheel. driving on our state's interstates and highways, you may have noticed electronic signs now displaying the same startling g affic death statistics. additionally, new television and radio ads try to hammer home the three top causes of traffic deaths in the state: drunk driving, speeding and not wearing seat belts. state officials are trying to get your attention. slow down and use more driver discretion. the message is simple: use common sense when driving. don't drink and drive. and don't speed and force those driving around you to make quick lane changes to allow you to go even faster.
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responsible driver. remember, it is a privilege to drive. that's my take. what's yours? the capital city's annual new year's eve celebration is just getting underway. 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. we'll continue our look back on major events in 2015. starting on october first - a gunman opens fire at umpqua community college in oregon. nine people are killed and seven more are wounded. on october 2nd - a landslide kills 131 people and buries 125 homes in guatemala. the death toll is expected to climb with more than 300 people still missing.
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announces it will now allow all married couples to have two children as a way to offset the country's aging workforce. the announcement puts an end to china's unpopular one child policy, which has been in effect for 35 years. on november 1st - the kansas city royals defeat the new york mets to win their first world series title for 30 years. on november 13th - isis launches three coordinated attacks in paris killing 129 people and wounding hundreds. seven of the eight terrorists die during the attacks. on november 27th - a police officer and two others are killed after a shooter attacks a planned parenthood clinic in colorado springs. nine more are wounded. december 2nd - fourteen people are killed and more than 20 wounded when two people open fire at a holiday party in san bernardino, california. the suspects syed rizwan farook
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are killed in a shootout with police after the rampage. last, on december third - the pentagon announces that all combat jobs will be open to women. the announcement overrides the 1994 rule that restricted women from combat roles, such as infantry, artillery and armor. that concludes our look back on major world events for this year. the orange bowl continues at this hour.
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37 to 17 clemson in the fourth quarter. since the game is in progress, we can't show you highlights. but the wis sports team is there and will bring you all the action at 11. earlier, sports director rick henry spoke with one of the big names who is among those taking in the action. before the game started today, i guess you can say the fans were jacked up. we spent part of our day hanging out at the heisman house and who do you run into but billy sims. how great is it to be here with your sooners in the naitonal playoff? billy: it's fantastic except for the weather. it's hot down here. rick: what do you think of deshaun watson. billy: awesome. a guy like that you don't stop, you
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defense has its work cut out. he's definetely heisman trophy winner material no doubt. the usc men's basketball team continues to rack up victories. hanging out at the heisman house and who do you run into but billy sims. how great is it to be francis marion last night 78 to 56.
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record to 12 and oh. the gamecocks are ranked 20th nationally in the coaches poll. usc hosts memphis saturday at 6pm...head coach frank martin knows his team will be in for a fight. "when you're the ranked team, every opponent you play is geeked up because it gives them the opportunity to make a name for themselves. and that's a new animal. we have to be rock solid" saturday's game can be seen on espn-u. one final check of the forecast 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
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