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wednesdalen kiese will join us at 5am. temperatures are well below freezing this morning in the midlands and we could drop a few more degrees before the sun comes up. tim miller is in the first alert storm center with your wake up weather. clear and very cold this morning with temperatures in the lower 20s with a few areas in the teens! look for a mostly sunny day with a few clouds by mid-afternoon highs upper 40s. due to a few more clouds and winds turning to the southwest, not as cold tonight, lows middle 30s.
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high in the upper 50s. more clouds for friday with periods of rain likely, warmer with highs in the lowers 60s. saturday now looks a little wet and sunday drier, this is a change from yesterday..moved up the timing of the weekend rain system. highs upper 60s over the rain chance 60% both friday and saturday. sunday returns to partly cloudy skies, highs near 60 the cold weather is sometimes a challenge for school didiricts around the state as they try to keep buses running and keep students warm. raycom's michael clark has the story. it's the time of year when we see plenty of jackets and coats at schools but it
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keep temperatures s rm enough inside the buildings "the lowest that our classrooms are allowed to get in the heating season, is 69 degrees." kim melander and his crew showed me how they control the thermostat for every classroom in about 40 rock hill schools. "every building, every campus within the whole school district is tied together to one energy management system. from any computer or iphone workers can check the temperature and equipment. if something's wrong or offline they know about it before children are even in the building. "for some reason the hvac equipment has failed and the temperature is beginning to drop. we would get an automatic alarm when the temperature of that space drops below a threshold." no matter the temperature outside crews don't change settings inside it's maintained at 69
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director brian vaughan says teams are up early checking buildings and buses.because the risk of trouble can rise when temperatures drop. "we have bus drivers that report at 5 o clock in the morning,g,e have almost 100 buses in the district, so we have both state mechanics and in house this morning there's still no word on what caused 3 tractor trailers to go up in flames last night near two notch and north brickyard roads. we received several calls into our newsroom about explosions heard in that area just before 11. we're told the tractor trailers were parked behind the jimmy mart. it took about 45 minutes to get the flames under control. no injuries were reported. columbia fire says nothing suspicious was
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a sleek, new development did not get a final vote in west columbia last night. council members delayed that vote after hearing a lot of public scrutiny. our chad mills was there and has the latest. it's this piece of land -- right now empty -- that has neighbors like casey moons concerned. the property just over the gervais street bridge in west columbia could end up looking something like this -- a mixed-use development complete with homes for sale and for rent, specialty stores, galleries, cafes and eateries, offices, and community spaces. "there's an old saying, 'if the shoe don't fit, don't wear it.' i mean, yeah, this is a nice shoe. it's pretty. it's polished, but it doesn't fit what we have going on already here." moons is worried about the traffic and parking nightmares that could come with it. "you're not going to provide anywhere for people to come and enjoy what we've spent so much
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moons is one of the nine people who took those concerns to west columbia city council tuesday night. each and every one echoed similar concerns. enough concern to put the brakes on voting for the development yet again. "the item will come up for a final decision on wednesday, january 20th at 6 pm." mayor bobby horton says, right now, the city is looking for more specifics in the development plan from developer estates & companies. councilman tem miles is looking for that too. "i think there's a lot of things that can be addressed through tightening their language up, which will n harm the developer and what they want to want to build, which will go a long way in securing the folks who live around there that their worst case scenario won't be realized." right now, there's a hang-up on how many rental units the project might bring too. miles says s-c-d-o-t reviewed the development
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developer is seeking a max of 235 units for financial reasons. miles is hoping they'll work out the differences. "you only get one shot at something like this, and if it's wrong, it's wrong forever." moons hopes so too. chad mills reporting. a spokesman from estates & companies, the developer, says he's still optimistic that they'll get it to work in a way where the project will be financially feasible. councilman miles believes the deal should work economically. the columbia housing authority is asking for one million dollars to help with a plan to tear down the gonzales gardens housing project.. the complex is more than 70 years old--one of the oldest in the nation. housing and urban development gave approval to have it demolished--but that doesn't include the 3 million dollars it would take for demolition and relocation of families living there. council did not approve or deny the request in yesterday's work session. "this has been an issue that the city, city council, particular the mayor has wanted to tear down gonzales gardens. it's 76 years old.
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there's no timeline yet for the complex that will replace gonzales gardens, but the columbia housing authority says it will be a mixed-income complex with units for seniors and families. the new project is expected to total 60 million dollars. orangeburg county authorities are waiting for dental records to figure out who it was they found dead in a burned home in elloree. firefighters discovered the man monday in a house on old number six highway the homeowner was not there at the time of the fire. officials don't know yet how the fire started but they're calling it suspicious. "the fact that the lady who lived there was not there, she had not been there since i believe sunday, um saturday rather. not being there, there shouldn't have not been a fire there, so just raised suspicion." sled is heading up the ivnestigation with the help of the orangeburg county sheriff's deparment. officials say this is the first
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south carolina in 2016. an orangeburg county man charged with attacking a nurse during a medical exam will stay locked up. 28-year-old bryan pierson was ordered held without bond yesterday. he's charged with kidnapping and first- degree assault and battery. orangeburg county deputies say the assault happened at the regional medical center in orangeburg on new year's day pierson grabbed the nurse from behind and put her in a choke hold. "every time i think about those kids it gets me mad." yesterday a visibly moved president obama announced actions he's taking to try and cut gun violence in america. at the white house tuesday, the president stood with 12 people who've lost loved ones to gun violence -- including jennifer pinckney -- the wife the late south carolina senator clementa pinckney. the president is looking to assure the country and gun owners that his actions will not take away guns or diminish second amendment rights. the actions include tightening the loophole
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at gun shows without a background check...hiring more people to make the system more efficient ... developing new technologies to make guns safer ... and helping people with mental illness. governor nikki haley will be the face of the republican party on the national stage next week. house speaker paul ryan and senate majority leader mitch mcconnell announced that haley will deliver the party's response to president obama's state of the union address. the governor says she plans to talk about the challenges and opportunities facing our country. haley's name has been floated as a potential pick for vice president on the republblan ticket. the state of the union and haley's speech will be next tuesday. the gamecock men's basketball team opens up sec play with a big road victory. plus...clemson continues its preparations ahead of their national championship showdown with alabama. rick henry has this and more in today's sportswrap.
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the nationally ranked usc men's basketball team opens sec play. the gamecocks won their 13 non- conference games but head coach the road tonight at auburn..... it doesn't take long for the the gamecocks to take command.....pj dozier to michael carrera..... this time...dozier sets up sindarius thornwell....this was a big night for thornwell. thornwell spreading the wealth....the assist to mindaugas kacinas for the dunk.....gamecocks lead by 13 at the break. second half.....thornwell knocks downwn triple...one of his five three pointers...he scores a game high 22. off the turnover...former keenan star marcus stroman hits the breakaway layup....usc leads 59-45. auburn cuts the margin to six....then thornwell finds laimonas chatkevicius
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play......usc wins it 81 to 69. they're 14 and oh....one and oh in the sec. the clemson men also on the road tonight at syracuse..... first half...jaron blossomgame off the alley oop...he had 20 points...tigers up eight at recess..... final seconds...tigers down three...gabe devoe...just as cool as the other side of the pillow...drops in a triple with five point five seconds left to play...we go to overtime tied at 61. in ot....landry nnoko with the bucket and one.....he finishes with 19 points.... clemson wins...74-73. the media invaded clemson today to check out the tigers championship game practice. top ranked clemson plays alabama monday in the national title game in arizona. the tigers will work out at home through thursday....then they'll fly to arizona on friday. head coach dabo swinney was in a good mood today..and why not. his tigers are 14 and oh...one win away from claiming the lawson. he hurt it in last week's semifinal victory over oklahoma. shaq said immediately after that game...he would be ready for the mcl. i stil feel like i'm going to able to do i think everything clear and very cold this morning with temperatures in the lower 20s
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teens! look for a mostly sunny day with a few clouds by mid-afternoon highs upper 40s. due to a few more clouds and winds turning to the southwest, not as cold tonight, lows middle 30s. increasing clouds thursday, much warmer, high in the upper 50s. more clouds for friday with periods of rain likely, warmer with highs in the lowers 60s. saturday now looks a little wet and sunday drier, this is a change from yesterday..moved up the timing of the weekend rain system. highs upper 60s over the weekend. rain
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saturday. sunday returns to partly cloudy skies, highs near 60 break 2 after more 40 years in office,
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address to the people of his city. he sat down with raycom's bill sharpe for a one-on-one interview before he leaves office. he mentioned three tragedies he had to deal with during his time--the most recent of which broke his heart. well, it broke my heart and its hard to talk about. as joe riley looked back with me about his 40 years in office, there were 3 events that stand out in his memory as taking the biggest emotional toll on him and others. hurricane hugo-people's lives were at stake, sofa superstore .
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mother emanuel. 9 people in a bible study killed by a hateful bigot... those were the hardest when he talked to me about the mother emanuel tragedy, his voice got quiet and seous. it's really hard to talk about it. on that deadly night in june, he told me he got a call from police cheif greg mullen about 9:20.he said what happened next broke his heart. - they estimated 8 had died, one was in critical condition and died on the way, and then realizing one of them was sen. pickney and going to have to tell the families, maybe 200 plus had assembled at the hotel around the corner- all they knew was that there had been some shooting at the church and to be there when they realized there loved ones were dead. the mayor made it a point of emphasizing to me that the accused gunman, dylann roof...
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and his hate didn't incubate here. it was a hundred plus miles away, but the fact of the matter is that that bad person did not come from another planet or from another country, he came from america and from within south carolina. so, that just reminded me the work is not finished. the mayor says he doesn't have a single regret as has looks back at his 40 years in office.. even when he lost his only election when he ran for governor back in 1994. he says now looking back, he's grateful that defeat gave him more time to serve the people of charleston. i came to accept that i did my best, i ran for the office, wasn't successful and then had the blessing of being able to come back here, roll up my sleeves and keep working for this community.
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mayor riley says after he leaves office -- he will still be busy teaching at his alma mater -- the citadel, as well as the college of charleston. as well as the college of charleston. still to come on sunrise this morning... sharing is caring. how one viral facebook post
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with her beloved stuffed toy. break 3 as the occupation of an oregon
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enters itscommunity meeting for tonight to answer questions from concerned citizens. meanwhile, the armed antigovernment protesters who are here at the refuge say they have no plans to leave anytime soon. we'll have the very latest for you coming up this morning on today. clear and very cold this morning with temperatures in the lower 20s with a few areas in the teens! look for a mostly sunny day with a few clouds by mid-afternoon highs upper 40s. due to a few more clouds and winds turning to the southwest, not as cold tonight, lows middle 30s. increasing clouds thursday, much
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high in the upper 50s. the powerball lottery jackpot is now an estimated 450 million dollars for tonight's drawing. that would be the sixth- largest jackpot ever in north america. people are lining up to get lottery tickets -- even though the odds of winning are astronomically small. our michal higdon will be live this morning at a gas station in lexington where a winning powerball ticket was sold just over r o years ago. one pennsylvania girl is reunited with her favorite toy monkey thanks to facebook. the stuffed animal means so much to little sierra. in fact -- her family has plenty of photos featuring the animal she affectionately calls "monkey." this past weekend "monkey" was left behind at a university of pittsburgh baskeball game, where a family saw it lying outside the arena. the family posted a picture of the monkey on facebook, where it was shared almost three thousand times in less than a day. eventually "monkey" found its way back home
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brothers who found it. the time is now 4:--
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temperatures taking even more of a dip as you start your morning. tim miller will tell us when the explosions heard near two notch road last night caused some concern for many in the
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authorities work to find a cause behind the flames. plus... the powerball jackpot is now at an estimated 450-million dollars for tonight's drawing. it's wednesday, january 6th. and news 10 sunrise starts right now. good morning. thanks for waking up with sunrise. i'm mary king. i'm len kiese. it's five o'clock on this wednesday, january 6th. you're waking up to the brunt of this week's cold weather snap. temperatures across the midlands are in the 20s...with some areas seeing a dip into the teens. because of these cold conditions, an inclement weather center is open on calhoun street for the city of columbia's homeless. the salvation army will provide them with showers and breakfast...until the shelter closes this morning at 7. let's check in with tim miller now who says hold on...a bit of relief is on the way. lows will drop down into the
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even the upper teens in a few locations to start the day wednesday. despite full sunshine, highs will again struggle into the mid/upper 40s wednesday afternoon. lows return to the 30s thursday and the 40s to finish the week with clouds on the increase thursday. expect a 60% chance of showers friday and highs ar 60 degrees. breaking overnight in the alert center... south korea's foreign ministry held an emergency meeting in seoul this
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north korea announced it has hydrogen bomb test. the announcement was followed by detection of a 5.1 magnitude earthquake early this morning. south korea's weather agency says they've also detected the "artificial quake" near the north korean nuke test site. the white house has yet to confirm a north korean nuclear test but said it would condemn such a test as a violation of united nations security resolutions. the un security council has set an emergency meeting for later today. the united states and japan requested the emergency meeting. we will continue following this developing story in the alert center. we're also following some breaking news out of charlotte where crews are battling a 3-alarm fire at a warehouse right now. this is a picture of the destruction from the scene. fire crews say it started inside a ryder facility, and that
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it. this morning there's still no word on what caused 3 tractor trailers to go up in flames last night near two notch and north brickyard roads. we received several calls into our newsroom about explosions heard in that area just before 11. we're told the tractor trailers were parked behind the jimmy mart. it took about 45 minutes to get the flames under control. no injuries were reported. columbia fire says nothing suspicious was found. state leaders are meeting for the first time this year to talk more about improving operations within the department of social services. several state house groups including the house legislative oversight committee are currently conducting oversight studies on dss. during the last legislative meeting -- lawmakers discussed 4 laws. 3 dealt with child support and one with the investigation of child fatalities. susan alford, the dss director, says the agency believes a local rapid response team to investigate child deaths and determine the whether there's an immediate danger to other children in
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south carolina chamber members will also meet today at the state house to talk before their official return to session. local leaders will meet with business owners to deliver the group's agenda. chamber president ted pitts and chairman of the board john uprichard will then travrel to greenville to hold a news conference. we'll have more on what that will be about later today. former columbia city councilman brian newman is now on probation after admitting he did not file his tax returns for two years. charges against newman and richland county councilman kelvin washington came up after a state investigation into the use of penny sales tax money. newman pleaded guilty yesterday to failing to file state tax returns for 2012 and councilman washington has not yet entered a plea. helping out students and families in need after the destruction from the flooding. students and leaders from river gate elementary school in charlotte will travel to columbia today deliver flood relief items to
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their goal is help students who 10:30 this morning. money is also coming in by the hundreds of millions to assist flood victims. two federal agencies say they've given more than 219 million dollars in grants and loans to help people deal with the flooding aftermath. that includes 79 million dollars in grants by fema's individuals and households assistance program. fema's public assistance program has also provided 17 point 2 million dollars in grants to local governments and communities. that's in addition to more than small business association. if quitting smoking is on your list of new year's resolutions, dhec wants to help. the department of health and environmental control is offering free nicotine replacement therapy products like gum, patches and lozenges for people who enroll for services through the s.c. tobacco quitline. those who enroll in the program will also have access to one-on-one support and a
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19:35:55 studies have shown that using nicotine replacement therapy, lozenges, gum, patches, really increases the chances for folks to quit smoking. in fact the statistics show that that more than doubles their chance of quitting smoking supplies are available as long as they last. you can call the quitline at the number on your screen 1-800-quit-now or enroll online. we've put a link to that website under the big red 10. there's powerball fever in the palmetto state as people here and across the country hope lady luck has favor on them tonight. 6 numbers could get someone a jackpot of 450-million bucks. one of the last times we saw the powerball jackpot this high-- was when a winning ticket was sold in lexington. our michal higdon is live at that gas station where folks are likely looking for a repeat. that winning ticket was sold right here at the murphy usa gas station on augusta road in lexington. then, the jackpot was more than 399 million
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now, 450 million dollars are up for grabs. it's the sixth-largest jackpot ever in north america. it's been growing since the last powerball jackpot winner on nov. 4 and will keep climbing if no one wins the big prize tonight. but folks are lining up around the nation to try and pick the lucky numbers. here in lexington, those winning numbers back in 2013 were 7, 10, 22, 32, 35 and a powerball of 19. the current 450-million- dollar prize is based on an annuity, which would pay out the money over 29 years. but if you win...and you want your money now...the cash option would give you 275.4 million before taxes. but of course there's lots of competition for south carolinians...as powerball is played in 44 states. so the big question is-- how good are your odds? a breakdown of the chances you'll be the palmetto state's next
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challenging congress with new executive orders designed to tighten gun laws- but gop lawmakers are ready to fight back. what the house has planned today as they plan to push back against president obama's proposal. there's another vote happening
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it could land on the president's desk. tracie potts has more from capitol hill, where the white
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on that... and president obama's new gun sale restrictions. "every time i think about those kids he it gets me mad" the nra is calling president obama's tearful speech restricting gun show sales an "emotional, condescending lecture." republicans aren't thrilled either: maine :16-:27 "once again we've seen the president overstep his authority. and every time he has done this it has not ended well." there's only so much mr. obama can do. redefining which sellers must do background checks... doesn't change the law: "there was no change at all in the law. the president simply restated what has been the law since 1968." the white house is gearing up for a fight on that... and obamacare: quick! "we're willing to call their bluff." tonight, the house votes again to dismantle the president's signature health care program. for the first time, it could also pass the
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georgia :54-1:01 "the shame in this institution is that it took 62 times for the will of the people to make its way to the president's desk!" president obama won't sign it. massachusetts 1:03-1:05 quick! "this is not going anywhere." the bill would strip millions from planned parenthood: florida 1:08-1:16 "where exactly are the women in these areas supposed to go to get a pap smear or to get a mammogram?" president obama and congress at house speaker paul ryan and senate majority leader mitch mcconnell announced that haley will deliver the party's response to the state of the union address. haley says she plans to talk about the challenges and opportunities facing our country. her name has been floated as a potential pick for vice president on the republican ticket. the state of the union and haley's speech will be tuesday. one father is san diego is upset by the way tsa agents searched his 10- year-old
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the patdown took place last week at raleigh- durham international airport- after agents found a juice box in the girl's carry-on bag. the juice exceeded the limit of three ounces of liquids for carry-ons. the father says the whole situation was uncomfortable and an inappropriate intrusion on his daughter. "maybe the tsa agents were bad apples, maybe they were undertrained, maybe they need re- training, maybe they did everything by the book. i don't really know, but it was an uncomfortable situation." tsa agents reportedly patted down the girl for two minutes and then conducted an extra screening for about an hour. screening for about an hour. an american airlines plane bound for charlotte had to make an emergency landing yesterday after a landing gear issue. airport workers say the problem was that the landing gear would not retract into the plane. the flight had just taken off from syracuse, new york when the pilot had to turn the plane around. 157 passengers and crew were on board the plane. no injuries were reported and authorities are investigating.
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in southern california and caused some significant damage to buildings. winds in that area were reportedly strong enough to literally blow a portion of shingles off a building. the national weather service says they've received reports from people that there may have been a weak tornado in that area. officials from the service are expected to survey the damage today. meanwhile in san diego, persistent rain has hit drivers and caused many to be stuck in flood waters. the immense water on roadways has made it difficult for many vehicles to move. a flash flood warning was issued last night in parts of san diego county. the heavy rain follows a series of wet winter storms that have crept into that area. the majority of rain from the storm is expected to continue through tomorrow. lows will drop down into the lower/mid 20s and even the upper teens in a few locations to start the day wednesday. despite full sunshine, highs will again struggle into the mid/upper 40s wednesday
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lows return to the 30s thursday and the 40s to finish the week with clouds on the increase thursday. expect a 60% chance of showers friday and highs near 60 degrees. the nationally-ranked usc men's basketball team opened up sec play at auburn
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the 22nd-ranked gamecocks traveled to alabama to take on the tigers and add another win to their record. usc took command of the matchup early on... with junior guard sindarius thornwell leading the game with 22 points. the gamecocks won the game 81 to 69. they're now 14 and oh in non-conference play and one and oh in the sec. the gamecocks will next play vanderbilt on
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the clemson men's basketball team was also on the road last night. the orange traveled to syracuse to take on the other orange team. the team's ended regulation play tied at 61, but clemson prevailed to win the game. the tigers won in overtime 74 to 73. dabo swinney has just under a week to get his team ready for one of the biggest games in clemson history -- the national championship. the wis sports team was in clemson yesterday to check out practice before the big matchup against alabama. clemson will work out at home today and tomorrow, then they'll fly to arizona on friday. head coach dabo swinney was all smiles at practice. his team is 14 and oh and one win away from claiming the program's second national championship. defensive end shaq lawson says he's ready for the game. he hurt his knee in last week's semifinal victory over oklahoma. shaq:i thought it wasn't nothing too serious.i got
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all. it was a slight sprain in my mcl. i had a feeling it wasn't too serious at the time. that's why i said i was going to play. i stil feel like i'm going to be able to play. dabo swinney: looked good yesterday running around. he was a little sore but was able to do i think everything that danny wanted him to. danny was pleased. i'm very optimistic. live coverage from death valley begins friday. wis will also air a half- hour special monday night at 7:30. coming up on news 10 sunrise... playing games with your brain... or your wallet? authorities say one app that touts it can improve brain function- is a fraud. more on the lawsuit behind lumosity, and why authorities say it's been misleading customers. i'm judi gatson with a wis military salute. wis is proud to salute the
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is expected to be arraigned today . marquez is accused of buying two of the assault weapons used in the attack that killed 14 people and injured many others. the charges against marquez include providing material support to terrorists, making false statements and marriage fraud- for allegedly entering into a fake marriage with a relative of farook's. if he's convicted on all charges, marquez could be sentenced to up to 50 years in prison. a massachusetts mother is also due in court today in connection with the death of her two-year-old daughter known as "baby doe." rachelle bond is scheduled to be arraigned and charged with being an accessory after the fact to the murder of bella bond. the child's remains were found on a beach near boston's logan international airport last june. bond is also being charged with larceny for continuing to accept public assistance benefits for her daughter...
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the mother of the so- called "affluenza" teen will now be sent to texas where she will face a felony charge of hindering apprehension. tonya couch appeared in a los angeles court on tuesday following her deportation from mexico last week. authorities believe couch and her son ethan fled to mexico while prosecutors investigated whether the teenager violated his probation. ethan couch was accused of killing four people in a drunk driving crash back in 2013. his mother's bail is set to one million dollars. a california company will have to pay a two-million dollar fine for claiming it can improve your brain function. the "lumosity" app was also billed as a tool to fire up academic performance and fight diseases like dementia. but the federal trade commission says the claims mislead customers, because there's no science to back it up. the company has reportedly agreed to a settlement. they'll have to give customers an easy way to scrap their subscriptions, but they don't have to admit any wrongdoing. lows will drop down into the
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even the upper teens in a few locations to start the day wednesday. despite full sunshine, highs will again struggle into the mid/upper 40s wednesday afternoon. lows return to the 30s thursday and the 40s to finish the week with clouds on the increase thursday. expect a 60% chance of showers friday and highs near 60 degrees. 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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good morning. 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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thanks for waking up with sunrise. i'm len kiese. i'm mary king. it's 5:30, on this wednesday, january 6th. top stories...
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what caused 3 tractor trailers to go up in flames last night near two notch and north brickyard roads. several calls came into our newsroom about explosions heard in that area just before 11. we're told the tractor trailers were parked behind the jimmy mart. no injuries were reported and nothing suspicious was found. plus... cold weather in the midlands continues as many could see temperatures hitting the teens as they wake up this morning. tim miller says you'll want to bundle up and make sure to wear lows will drop down into the lower/mid 20s and even the upper teens in a few locations to start the day wednesday. despite full sunshine, highs will again struggle into the mid/upper 40s wednesday afternoon. lows return to the 30s thursday and the 40s to finish the week with clouds on the increase thursday. expect a 60% chance of showers friday and highs
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first alert traffic report this morning in the alert center. malaysia airlines says just this morning they've lifted a ban on checked luggage
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flights from kuala lumpur. the move to temporarily ban luggage due to strong headwinds angered hundreds of passengers who took to social media to slam the airline. frequent fliers were occassionally finding one of their bags hasn't arrived at their destination with them. many of these fliers say they were not told prior to boarding their checked luggage wouldnt be joining them. the airline announced it would ban checked luggage from flights leaving january 5th to january 6th. one avation expert says he's never heard of an airline taking such measures. an orangeburg county man charged with attacking a nurse during a medical exam will stay locked up. 28-year-old bryan pierson was ordered held without bond yesterday. he's charged with kidnapping and first- degree assault and battery. orangeburg county deputies say the assault happened at the regional medical center in orangeburg on new year's day pierson grabbed the nurse from behind and put her in a choke hold. he's being held at the
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detention center. orangeburg county authorities are waiting for dental records to figure out who it was they found dead in a burned home in firefighters discovered the man monday in a house on old number six highway the homeowner was not there at the time of the fire. officials don't know yet how the fire started but they're calling it suspicious. sled is heading up the investigation with the help of the orangeburg county sheriff's department. this is the first fire- related death in south carolina in 2016. two people have pleaded guilty to defrauding south carolina of unemployment insurance benefits. 54-year-old janis manning of columbia and one upstate man pleaded guilty to making false statements with the intent of defrauding the department of employment and workforce. manning reportedly had a job while she got benefits between 2008 and 2010. she has been ordered to repay the workforce department more than 10 thousand dollars. a sleek, new mixed-use development did not get a final vote in west columbia last night. council members delayed that vote after hearing a lot
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the development is known as "brookland," and if approved, it would be built in the now vacant piece of land at the intersection of state and meeting streets in west columbia. council had already delayed a final vote on the project, and last night, they delayed the vote again until they get more specifics from the developer. "i think there's a lot of things that can be addressed through tightening their language up, which will not harm the developer and what they want to build, and, at the same time, will take out the possibility of them building something much greater than what they truly want to build, which will go a long way in securing the folks who live around there that their worst case scenario won't be realized." there's a hang-up on how many rental units the project might bring. councilman tem miles said s-c-d-o-t reviewed the traffic study for 200 units, but now, the developer is seeking a max of 235 units for financial reasons. those who have to pay their water bills in the city of cayce will be going somewhere else for the time being. the city's water and sewer billing department will be re-located for a short
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chambers in the center building of city hall due to renovations. officials say there will be signs to direct customers to the proper location to pay their bills and set up new services. there is no drive-thru available during the temporary change. meanwhile last night the city of cayce's parks department was honored during the city's council meeting for their clean-up of the riverwalk after october's flood. while clean-up continues from recent rains, the city says the department has gone above and beyond already removing 30 trees and more than 500 tons of silt. department members were given a standing ovation and honored with the whole sole award for their long hours and hard work. the city of columbia is pushing ahead with plans to make its animal shelter a "no kill" refuge. a blue ribbon committee delivered its findings to the city council and said the shelter could become "no kill" within 3 years. the committee called for more cooperation between the shelter and local vets, as well as with richland county where most of the animals in the shelter come from. it calls for more staff at the shelter, lower cost spaying and neutering and
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adopting and fostering pets. the committee also says the city should formally do what it's been doing already, neutering stray cats. "what we're recommending is this 'trap, neuter, release' program where there are cat colonies in a community that they be trapped, neutered and put back, because generally speaking people are feeding them. what we want to stop is the reproduction." the committee did "not" get into how much its proposals might cost. the council passed the recommendations to the city manager to come up with some cost estimates, and draw up possible new city ordinances to make the plan happen. the buzz around the coffee maker and water cooler at work this morning will likely center around dollars and dreams. it's powerball night...and the jackpot has grown to 450 million dollars. our michal higdon is live at the murphy usa station in lexington where not too long ago, someone
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one thing that is definite-- the payoff, if you win -- 450 million dollars! but the odds of you winning the sixth-largest jackpot ever in north america? unforunately, not too good. the odds are one in 292.2 million, which means you're really, really, really unlikely to win. for some comparison, your chance of being struck by lightning in a year is about one in 960,000. some players feel they increase their odds of winning by pooling their money with co-workers, with a promise to split the winnings. while doing that can be fun, the odds of winning are so tiny that adding 50 or 100 chances also doesn't matter much. a word of advice from lottery officials-- if you do pool your money with friends or co-workers, put down rules in writing for splitting the prize. you guys mentioned that winning ticket sold here at this murphy usa station on augusta road in lexington. that was in 2013....for a jackpot of just over 399-
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can we get a repeat? we'll find out when the numbers are drawn tonight at 10:59. live in lexington county, michal higdon, wis news 10. coming up on news 10 sunrise... bet you can't do it like these students! students at one atlanta school break it down and get their dance on in one video that's tnending across social media. kristen welker donald trump escalating his war
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the clintons-- why they refuse to engage. is it smart politics or do they need to get tough? trump also has new harsh words for ted cruz; questioning
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president. is it a sign the gop frontrunner is getting nervous? plus, hillary clinton secures a major endorsement, one that she couldn't nail down in 2008. we'll have all that, plus, the highlights from the trail coming up on today. lows will drop down into the lower/mid 20s and even the upper teens in a few locations to start the day wednesday. despite full sunshine, highs will again struggle into the mid/upper 40s wednesday afternoon. lows return to the 30s thursday and the 40s to finish the week with clouds on the increase thursday. expect a 60% chance of showers friday and highs near 60 degrees. one georgia school is turning
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with the students. students at the ron clark academy took on rapper dlow's 'bet you can't do it like me' by posting a video of themselves and instructor ron clark dancing to the video. the video already has more than three million views on facebook. the ron clark academy is based in atlanta. the school first got the public's attention back in 2008 for other viral videos. ron clark has gained national attention by winning national teacher of the year for his work in harlem, new york. he later founded the private, non-profit ron clark academy where he is now the principal. will twitter get rid of its speculation, by way of tweets,
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some reports say the social media giant is working on a product that would allow users to share longer content. twitter founder and ceo jack dorsey took to twitter on tuesday to address the report, but neighter confirmed nor denied it. he tweeted a photo of the statement that read in part: "the 140 character limit has become a beautiful constraint. we will never lose that feeling." but, dorsey also says user behaviors like taking screenshots of texts suggest people might enjoy having more characters. in your nerdy space news today... an amazing sight captured by the hubble space
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nasa released this photo of two galaxies merging into one. the space agency say it originally believed the picture was that of one abnormal galaxy. but, further research determined that it's actually two galaxies that collided, and are now becoming a single structure. eventually, this new galaxy will become stable. the new galaxy is located about 230-million light years from earth in the hercules constellation. more sunrise ahead. stay with us on this wednesday
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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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e police officers charged in the death of freddie gray have asked that he not be compelled to testify in an upcoming trail of a fellow officer. attorneys for william porter filed a motion this week to void a subpoena requiring porter to appear as a witness for the prosecution during the trial of officer caesar goodson junior. the motion indicates that porter also will refuse to testify in the trial of sergeant alica white. goodson was the driver of the police van in which prosecutors say gray suffered injuries. jury selection in goodson's trial begins next monday with a trial date of january 25th. nearly 2 in 3 americans don't have enough savings to pay for an unexpected expense. a report by bank rate dot com says 63 percent of american adults can't afford expenses such as a 500 dollar car repair or a one-thousand dollar emergency room visit. only 37 percent have enough money saved up to pay for those services. the study found americans are
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restaurant meals when money gets tight. panera bread says its entire soup category is now clean- meaning it's free of artificial colors, flavors, sweeteners and preservatives. the company says the journey to clean soup was a meticulous one, and that it went through 60 revisions in preserving the soups. the announcement is the latest step in panera's commitment to clean food and a transparent menu. last year, panera made a list of more than 150 artificial additives it has eliminated or plans to remove from its bakery- cafe food by the end of this year. we want to wish a happy belated birthday to hailey cleary who turned 18 year's old yesterday. if you're celebrating your birthday today, a happy birthday to you! send your birthday club pictures to: birthdayboard@wistv.com and specify the date in
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north korea has announced it successfully carried out its first hydrogen bomb test. if it's confirmed, that would put pyongyang one step closer toward improving its still-limited nuclear arsenal. a television anchor in the country read a propaganda-heavy statement on state tv that the weapon will defend against the u-s and its other enemies. the anchor added that nuclear development in the country can't be suspended unless the u-s quote "rolls back its vicious hostile policy toward north korea." president obama has implemented executive actions to curb gun violence. the president wiped away tears tuesday as he remembered the victims of the shooting at sandy hook elementary school and everyone lost to gun violence.
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will not take away everyone's guns or diminish the second amendment. actions include comprehensive background checks, regulating those that sell guns, hiring more people to process paperwork and developing new technologies to make guns safer. protesters lined the streets of germany late last night to demonstrate violence against women. this is following a wave of assaults just a few days ago. what many call a peaceful demonstration started on the square in front of the cologne cathedral. protesters walked through the city's main train station, where dozens of women were reportedly sexually assaulted and robbed on new year's eve. lows will drop down into the lower/mid 20s and even the upper teens in a few locations to start the day wednesday. despite full sunshine, highs will again struggle into the mid/upper 40s wednesday afternoon. lows return to the 30s thursday and the 40s to finish the week with clouds on the increase thursday. expect a 60% chance of showers friday and highs near 60 degrees. the time is now . thanks for starting your day
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the midlands is still in the grips of a early january cold this morning. plus... flames flicker late into the night as these tractor trailers burned. where neighbors reported hearing booms just before the blaze was found. plus... the powerball jackpot is now at an estimated 450-million dollars for tonight's drawing. i'll have more ahead if you're hoping to try your luck at stricking it rich. good morning. thanks for waking up with sunrise. i'm mary king. i'm len kiese. it's 6 o'clock on this wednesday. you're waking up to the brunt of this week's cold weather snap. temperatures across the midlands are in the 20s...with some areas seeing a dip into the teens. because of these cold conditions, an inclement weather center is open on
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of columbia's homeless. the salvation army will provide hot showers and breakfast...until the shelter closes this morning at 7. let's check in with tim miller now who says hold on...a bit of relief is on the way. clear and very cold this morning with temperatures in the lower 20s with a few areas in the teens! look for a mostly sunny day with a few clouds by mid-afternoon highs upper 40s. due to a few more clouds and winds turning to the southwest, not as cold tonight, lows middle 30s. increasing clouds thursday, much warmer, high in the upper 50s. more clouds for friday with periods of rain likely, warmer with highs in the lowers 60s. saturday now looks a little wet and sunday drier, this is a change from yesterday..moved up the timing saturday. sunday returns to partly cloudy
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breaking overnight in the alert center... we're learning new details after north korea says they've successfully tested a powerful hydrogen bomb. south korea's foreign ministry held an emergency meeting this morning following their announcement. new this morning, south korea's spy agency says north korea may have tested an atomic bomb, not an h-bomb. officials are confirming
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magnitude earthquake near the north koreans nuke test site. south korean officials says they've detected an "artificial quake." the white house and other countries have not confirmed the test but say it could lead to new un sanctions. the united nations security council has set an emergency meeting for later today. there's another vote happening today to repeal the affordable care act - and this time it could land on the president's desk. tonight, the house votes again to dismantle the president's signature health care program. for the first time, it could also pass the senate. the bill would strip millions from planned parenthood. if it does reach president obama's desk, he says he won't sign it. georgia :54-1:01 "the shame in this institution is that it took 62 times for the will of the people to make its way to the president's desk!" florida 1:08-1:16 "where exactly are the women in these areas supposed to go to get a pap smear or to get a mammogram?"
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congess in the coming weeks over president obama's budget request. governor nikki haley will be the face of the republican party on the national stage next week. house speaker paul ryan and senate majority leader mitch mcconnell announced that haley will deliver the party's response to president obama's state of the union address. the governor says she plans to talk about the challenges and opportunities facing our country. haley's name has been floated as a potential pick for vice president on the republican ticket. the state of the union and haley's speech will be next tuesday. state leaders are meeting for the first time this year to talk more about improving operations within the department of social services. several state house groups including the house legislative oversight committee are currently conducting oversight studies on dss. during the last legislative meeting -- lawmakers discussed 4 laws. 3 dealt with child support and one with the investigation of child fatalities. susan alford, the dss director, says the agency believes a local rapid response team to investigate child deaths and determine the whether there's an immediate danger to
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the home. will also meet today at the state house to talk before their official return to session. local leaders will meet with business owners to deliver the group's agenda. chamber president ted pitts and chairman of the board john uprichard will then travrel to greenville to hold a we'll have more on what that today. former columbia city councilman brian newman is now on probation after admitting he did not file his tax returns for two years. charges against newman and richland county councilman kelvin washington came up after a state investigation into the use of penny sales tax money. newman pleaded guilty yesterday to failing to file state tax returns for 2012 and 2013. he has agreed to pay 98- hundred costs. councilman washington has not yet entered a plea. helping out students and families in need after the destruction from the flooding. students and leaders from river gate elementary school in charlotte will travel
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relief items to pine grove elementary school. their goal is help students who were affected by devastation from the historic floods back in october. they're expected to arrive at 10:30 this morning. money is also coming in by the hundreds of millions to assist flood victims. two federal agencies say they've given more than 219 million dollars in grants and loans to help people deal with the flooding aftermath. that includes 79 million dollars in grants by fema's individuals and households program. has also provided 17 point 2 million dollars in grants to local governments and communities. that's in addition to more than 122 million dollars in low-interest disaster loans that there's powerball fever in the palmetto state as people here and across the country hope lady luck has favor on them tonight. 6 numbers could get someone a jackpot of 450-million bucks. one of the last times we saw the powerball jackpot this high-- was when a winning ticket was sold in lexington.
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that gas station where folks are likely looking for a repeat. that winning ticket was sold right here at the murphy usa gas station on augusta road in lexington. then, the jackpot was more than dollars... now, 450 million dollars are up for grabs. ever in north america. it's been growing since the last powerball jackpot winner on nov. 4 and will keep climbing if no one wins the big prize tonight. but folks are lining up around the nation to try and pick the lucky numbers. here in lexington, those winning numbers back in 2013 were 7, 10, 22, 32, 35 and a powerball of 19. the current 450-million- dollar prize is based on an annuity, which would pay out the money over 29 years. but if you win...and you want your money now...the cash option would give you 275.4
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clear and very cold this morning with temperatures in the lower 20s with a few areas in the teens! look for a mostly sunny day with a few clouds by mid-afternoon highs upper 40s. due to a few more clouds and winds turning to the southwest, not as cold tonight, lows middle 30s. increasing clouds thursday, much warmer, high in the upper 50s. more clouds for friday with periods of rain likely, warmer with highs in the lowers 60s. saturday now looks a little wet
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the countdown to gametime in glendale, arizona is on! ahead on sunrise -- and update on one of dabo swinney's star defensive ends. will he be ready for the big day? we'll hear from the head ball coach. in the alert center this
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two big leaguers areinvestigative report made by al jazeera alleged defamation linked to using performance-enhancing drugs. washington nationals first baseman ryan zimmerman and philadelphia phillies first baseman ryan howard have filed lawsuits against al jazeera. he has has never taken human growth hormone. al jazeera has stood by its story. the league announced it plans to conduct a thorough investigation. denver broncos quarterback peyton manning was the centerpiece of the report tying him to the use of meds that were sent to his wife. "every time i think about those kids it gets me mad." yesterday a visibly moved president obama announced actions he's taking to try and cut gun
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at the white house tuesday, the president stood with 12 people who've lost loved ones to gun violence -- including jennifer pinckney -- the wife the late south carolina senator clementa pinckney. the president is looking to assure the country and gun owners that his actions will not take away guns or diminish second amendment rights. the actions include tightening the loophole that allows people to buy guns at gun shows without a background check...hiring more people to make the system more efficient ... developing new technologies to make guns safer ... and helping people with mental illness. midlands gun owners say as long as their second amendment rights aren't being infringed upon, they don't mind stricter regulations. but, they generally don't agree with the way the president is going about his restrictions, doing it by executive order bypassing congress. employees at palmetto state armory say that with all the buzz surrounding guns right now, they expect sales to go up. "any time firearms are in the news you're going to see attention to this industry, so, we encourage people to come in here and responsibly purchase and responsibly train in regards to firearms."
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says the president's executive actions don't have much effect for palmetto state armory. executive actions don't have much effect for palmetto state armory. the company already has a stricter background check process than what is federally required. a cold, cold morning out there to start your day. tim miller has more on these freezing temperatures. clear and very cold this morning with temperatures in the lower 20s with a few areas in the teens! look for a mostly sunny day with a few clouds by mid-afternoon highs upper 40s. due to a few more clouds and winds turning to the southwest, not as cold tonight, lows middle 30s. increasing clouds thursday, much warmer, high in the upper 50s. more clouds for friday with periods of rain likely, warmer with highs in the lowers 60s. saturday now looks a little wet and sunday drier, this is a change from yesterday..moved up the timing of the weekend rain
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highs upper 60s over the weekend. rain chance 60% both friday and saturday. sunday returns to partly cloudy skies, highs near 60 today's picture the weather is from kierra croxton, doby's mill elementary. send us your weather pictures to po box 367, columbia, sc 29202. tim miller's keeping an eye on
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first alert traffic. the nationally-ranked usc men's basketball team opened up sec play at auburn last night. the 22nd-ranked gamecocks traveled to alabama to take on the tigers and add another win to their record. usc took command of the matchup early on... with junior guard sindarius thornwell leading the game with 22 points. the gamecocks won the game 81 to 69. they're now 14 and oh in non-conference play and one and oh in the sec. the gamecocks will next play vanderbilt on saturday here in columbia. the clemson men's basketball team was also on the road last night. the orange traveled to syracuse to take on the
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the team's ended regulat the tigers won in overtime 74 to 73. dabo swinney has just under a week to get his team ready for one of the biggest games in history -- the national the wis sports team was in clemson yesterday to check out practice before the big matchup against alabama. clemson will work out at home today and tomorrow, then they'll fly to arizona on friday. head coach dabo swinney was all smiles at practice. his team is 14 and oh and one win away from claiming the program's second national championship. defensive end shaq lawson says he's ready for the game. he hurt his knee in last week's semifinal victory over oklahoma. shaq:i thought it wasn't nothing too serious.i got my mri, it wasn't serious at all. it was a slight sprain in my mcl. i had a feeling it wasn't too serious at the time. that's why i said i was going to play. i stil feel like i'm going to be able to play. dabo swinney: looked good
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he was a little sore but was able to do i think everything that danny wanted him to. danny was pleased. i'm very optimistic. live coverage from glendale, arizona begins friday. our michal higdon will be bringing you live reports on sunrise. wis will also air a half- hour special monday night at 7:30. if you're looking to kick the habit in the new year -- you don't have to go cold turkey. next on surise -- how the state is helping smokers quit with the help of free products. if quitting smoking is on your list of new year's
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the department of health and environmental control is offering free nicotine replacement therapy products like gum, patches and lozenges for people who enroll for services through the s.c. tobacco quitline. those who enroll will also have access to one-on-one support and a personalized treatment plan. 19:35:55 studies have shown that using nicotine replacement therapy, lozenges, gum, patches, really increases the chances for folks to quit smoking. in fact the statistics show that that more than doubles their chance of quitting smoking supplies are available as long as they last. you can call the quitline at the number on your screen 1-800-quit-now or enroll online. we've put a link to that website under the
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clear and very cold this morning with temperatures in the lower 20s with a few areas in the teens! look for a mostly sunny day with a few clouds by mid-afternoon highs upper 40s. due to a few more clouds and winds turning to the southwest, not as cold tonight, lows middle 30s. increasing clouds thursday, much warmer, high in the upper 50s. more clouds for friday with periods of rain likely, warmer with highs in the lowers 60s. saturday now looks a little wet and sunday drier, this is a change from yesterday..moved up the timing of the weekend rain system. highs upper 60s over the weekend. rain chance 60% both friday and farook, is expected to be arraigned today . marquez is accused of buying two of the assault weapons used in the attack that killed 14 people and injured many others. the charges against marquez material support to terrorists, making false statements and marriage fraud- for allegedly entering into a fake marriage with a relative of farook's. if he's convicted on all charges, marquez could be sentenced to up to 50 years
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a massachusetts mother is also due in court today in connection with the death of her two-year-old daughter known as "baby doe." rachelle bond is scheduled to be arraigned and charged with being an accessory after the fact to the murder of bella bond. the child's remains were found on a beach near boston's logan international airport last june. bond is also being charged with larceny for continuing to accept public assistance benefits for her daughter... even after her death. the mother of the so- called "affluenza" teen will now be sent to texas where she will face a felony charge of hindering apprehension. tonya couch appeared in a los angeles court on tuesday following her week. authorities believe couch and her son ethan fled to investigated whether the teenager violated his probation. ethan couch was accused of killing four people in a drunk driving crash back in 2013. his mother's bail is set to one million dollars. ahead all new in our next half hour... he looks like jolly old saint nick, but police say he's anything but jolly.
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accused of that landed him behind bars. the time is now 6:--. thanks for starting your day with news 10 sunrise. we are back with another half hour, in just a few minutes. good morning. thanks for waking up with
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it's 6:30 on this wednesday. it's 6:30 on this wednesday. top stories... impressive video from fire that destroyed 3 tractor trailers off two notch road in northeast richland county. we're told the tractor trailers were parked behind the jimmy mart near north brickyard road. several calls came into our newsroom about explosions heard in that area just before 11. no injuries were reported and nothing suspicious was found. plus... cold weather in the midlands continues with many of us in the 20's as you wake up this morning. tim miller says you'll want to for a check of your first alert forecast. clear and very cold this morning with temperatures in the lower 20s with a few areas in the teens! look for a mostly sunny day with a few clouds by mid-afternoon highs upper 40s. due to a few more clouds and winds turning to the southwest, not as cold tonight, lows middle 30s. increasing clouds thursday, much
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high in the upper 50s. more clouds for friday with periods of rain likely, warmer with highs in the lowers 60s. saturday now looks a little wet and sunday drier, this is a change
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police say they're checking a suspicious object found during a routine security check at the entrance to chancellor angela merkel's office in berlin. the main entrance to her office in downtown berlin is being sealed off and remains closed wednesday while authorities investigate the package. what we can see from the video is a police car crates. authorities have declined to give more details on what the object was. merkel is due to lead a regular cabinet meeting wednesday morning after they are given the all- clear. an orangeburg county man charged with attacking a nurse during a locked up. ordered held without bond yesterday. he's charged with kidnapping and first- degree assault and
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orangeburg county deputies say the assault happened at the regional medical center in orangeburg on new year's day pierson grabbed the nurse from behind and put her in a choke hold. he's being held at the orangeburg county detention center. orangeburg county authorities are waiting for dental records to figure out who it was they found dead in a burned home in elloree. firefighters discovered the man monday in a house on old number six highway the homeowner was not there at the time of the fire. officials don't know yet how the fire started but they're calling it suspicious. sled is heading up the investigation with the help of the orangeburg county sheriff's department. this is the first fire- related death in south carolina in 2016. two people have pleaded guilty to defrauding south carolina of unemployment insurance benefits. 54-year-old janis manning of columbia and one upstate man pleaded guilty to making false statements with the intent of defrauding the department of employment and workforce. manning reportedly had a job while she got benefits between 2008 and 2010. she has been ordered to repay the workforce department more than 10 thousand
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a man who goes by the name of santa is under arrest... for threatening a man with a knife. his real name is michael paul. police say he got into a fight with someone in myrtle beach. he apparently pulled a knife and then walked away. paul was arrested and charged with assault and battery. a sleek, new mixed-use development did not get a final vote in west columbia last night. council members delayed that vote after hearing a lot of public scrutiny. the development is known as "brookland," and if approved, it would be built in the now vacant piece of land at the intersection of state and meeting streets in west columbia. council had already delayed a final vote on the project, and last night, they delayed the vote again until they get more specifics from the developer. "i think there's a lot of things that can be addressed through tightening their language up, which will not harm the developer and what they want to build, and, at the same time, will take out the possibility of them building something much greater than what they truly want to build, which
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the folks who live around there that their worst case scenario won't be realized." there's a hang-up on how many rental units the project might bring. councilman tem miles said s-c-d-o-t reviewed the traffic study for 200 units, but now, the developer is seeking a max of 235 units for financial reasons. the former north charleston officer charged with murdering a man as he ran for a traffic stop will have limited mobility after he was released from jail on bond, monday. the terms of michael slager's bond, state that he can leave his house for a few reasons -- including to attend church, visit the doctor, meet with his attorneys, or work at a job. slager was caught on cell phone video shooting walter scott last april. his trial is set for october. police in the lowcountry are on alert for potential protests following the release of michael slager from jail. yesterday several groups including the naacp, and the national action network held a news conference warning public officials there will be no peace over the next 72 hours.
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"black lives matter" account posted about, quote, "midnight madness," but wouldn't specify what they plan to do. north charleston mayor, keith summey says law enforcement will be ready to respond if needed. woman: please don't take these as idle threats. reporter: what do you mean ma'am in two days... what's going to happen? woman: wait and see. "we will be prepared for whatever comes. it would be ridiculous on their side to do that because i don't think they will gain any support doing that. they will lose some of the support they probably already have." the national action network also called for north charleston police chief, eddie driggers to resign. mayor summey says that's not going to happen, giving praise to driggers for his work in the slager case. the buzz around the coffee maker and water cooler at work this morning will likely center around dollars and dreams. it's powerball night...and the jackpot has grown to 450 million dollars. our michal higdon is live at the
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in lexington where not too long ago, someone struck it rich. she has more on the odds of you becoming the next millionaire. one thing that is definite-- the payoff, if you win -- 450 million dollars! but the odds of you winning the sixth-largest jackpot ever in north america? unforunately, not too good. the odds are one in 292.2 million, which means you're really, really, really unlikely to win. for some comparison, your chance of being struck by lightning in a year is about one in 960,000. some players feel they increase their odds of winning by pooling their money with co-workers, with a promise to split the winnings. while doing that can be fun, the odds of winning are so tiny that adding 50 or 100 chances also doesn't matter much. a word of advice from lottery officials-- if you do pool your money with friends or co-workers, put down rules in writing for splitting the prize. you guys mentioned that winning ticket sold here at this murphy usa station on augusta road in lexington. that was in 2013....for a
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can we get a repeat? we'll find out when the numbers are drawn tonight at 10:59. live in lexington county, michal higdon, wis news 10. coming up on news 10 sunrise... bet you can't do it like these students! students at one atlanta school
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get their dance on in one video that's tnending across social media. it was a slippery ride for some
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plane slid off a runway. the united airlines flight was scheduled to depart the airport in washington state, when it suddenly left the runway and slid into a snowbank. it's believed icy conditions caused the accident, which led to a two-hour closure of airport flight operations. 166 passengers were on board. no one was hurt. a father in san diego is upset by the way tsa agents searched his 10- year old daughter. the pat-down took place last week at raleigh- durham international airport after agents found a juice box in the girl's carry-on. the juice exceeded the limit of three-ounces of liquids for carry-ons. tsa agents patted down the girl --- a process that took nearly two-minutes. the girl's father, kevin payne says it was an over-reaction and an inappropriate intrusion. "maybe the tsa agents were bad apples, maybe they were undertrained, maybe they need re- training, maybe they did
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don't really know, but it was an uncomfortable situation." in a written statement the tsa said procedures allow for the patdown of a child in some circumstances -- and in this case officials say agents "followed approved procedures." while much of the east coast is getting its first taste of winter, the west coast is being hammered by extreme weather. heavy rain from relentless storm systems have set off flash flooding, and mudslides in parts of california. forecasters say the conveyor belt of moisture is fueled in part by the so-called "godzilla" el nino. with all the rain out west -- rivers are rising fast, and there are concerns there will be much more devastating flooding in the days and weeks ahead. tim miller joins us now. we've seen our fair share of extreme weather here in the south with warm temperatures just last week, and flash flooding from rain. is this strong el nino system
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clear and very cold this morning with temperatures in the lower 20s with a few areas in the teens! look for a mostly sunny day with a few clouds by mid-afternoon highs upper 40s. due to a few more clouds and winds turning to the southwest, not as cold tonight, lows middle 30s. increasing clouds thursday, much warmer, high in the upper 50s. more clouds for friday with periods of rain likely, warmer with highs in the lowers 60s. saturday now looks a little wet and sunday drier, this is a change from yesterday..moved up the timing of the weekend rain system. highs upper 60s over the weekend. rain chance 60% both friday and saturday. sunday returns to partly cloudy skies,
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one georgia school is turning things up a notch. in this viral video...
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with the students. students at the ron clark academy took on rapper dlow's 'bet you can't do it like me' by posting a video of themselves and instructor ron clark dancing to the video. the video already has more than three million views on facebook. the ron clark academy is based in atlanta. the school first got the public's attention back in 2008 for other viral videos. ron clark has gained national attention by winning national teacher of the year for his work in harlem, new york. he later founded the private, non-profit ron clark academy
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the death of freddie gray have asked that he not be compelled to testify in an upcoming trail of a fellow officer. attorneys for william porter filed a motion this week to void a subpoena requiring porter to appear as a witness for the prosecution during the trial of officer caesar goodson junior. goodson was the driver of the police van in which prosecutors say gray suffered injuries. jury selection in goodson's trial begins next monday with a trial date of january 25th. news happening right now near
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investigators are on the scene of a horrific crash that happened early this morning near concord. this video shows the impact on this car that slammed into a tractor trailer just before 6am. police say the driver was taken to a hospital in critical condition. the crash is currently under investigation. a charlotte mecklenburg police officer is on administrative duty after yet another officer- involved shooting. we had this story as breaking news yesterday on sunrise. police responded to an apartment complex in authorities say a suspect began firing shots... and an officer returned fire. a swat team went in and found 33-year old carlton murphy dead of a gunshot wound. it's still unclear if the officer's bullets killed him. those who have to pay their water bills in the city of cayce will be going somewhere else for the time being. the city's water and sewer billing department will be re-located for a short time to the council chambers in the center building of city hall due to renovations. officials say there will be
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proper location to pay their bills and set up new services. there is no drive-thru available during the temporary change. meanwhile last night the city of cayce's parks department was honored during the city's council meeting for their clean-up of the riverwalk after october's flood. while clean-up continues from recent rains, the city says the department has gone above and beyond already removing 30 trees and more than 500 tons of silt. department members were given a standing ovation and honored with the whole sole award for their long hours and hard work. 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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substantiate north korea's claims that it successfully conducted a hydrogen bomb test. the announcement came after south korea reported a seismic event resembling an earthquake near the site where north korea has conducted nuclear tests in the past. south korea's foreign ministry held an emergency meeting in seoul this morning. the nbc today show will have more after sunrise. this morning there's still no word on what caused 3
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flames last night near two notch and north brickyard roads. we received several calls into our newsroom about explosions heard in that area just before 11. it took about 45 minutes to get the flames under control. columbia fire says nothing suspicious was found. state leaders are meeting for the first time this year to talk more about improving operations within the department of social services. several state house groups including the house legislative oversight committee are currently conducting oversight studies on dss. during the last legislative meeting -- lawmakers discussed 4 laws. 3 dealt with child support and one with the investigation of child fatalities. south carolina chamber members will also meet today at the state house to talk before their official return to session. local leaders will meet with business owners to deliver the group's agenda. chamber president ted pitts and chairman of the board john uprichard will then travrel to greenville to hold a there's powerball fever in the palmetto state as people here and across the country hope luck will be on their side tonight!
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jackpot of 450-million bucks. that would be the sixth- largest jackpot ever in north america. if no one wins the prize tonight -- the jackpot will continue climbing! clear and very cold this morning with temperatures in the lower 20s with a few areas in the teens! look for a mostly sunny
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