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joining us. governor nikki haley says the time has come to take action against south carolina's long-standing issues with criminal domestic violence. today the governor unveiled a trio of executive orders---and said she would support spending $19 million dollars to hire 144 new prosecutors and add three judges to handle cdv cases. she says the problem needs more than legislative action. no legislation is going to fix this. this had to be a cultural change. this had to be from the ground up. it had to be in every single county. which counties don't have shelters? which ones do? which counties do we have law enforcement that does a little more to it versus not? i was mortified when i heard that law enforcement were the ones that were prosecuting these
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there is no worse way to show a survivor they can make it than to have a law enforcement officer be the person that fights their case against high powered defense attorneys. it was just saying enough is enough. the governor's executive orders also require state agencies to come up with workplace policies on cdv and conduct risk assessment screening when agencies deal directly with the public. the governor has another big task commanding her attention over the next few days. that's getting ready to issue the gop response to president obama's state of the union speech next week. governor haley is indicating however, that she isn't planning to rebut the president's remarks. jack kuenzie is live at the state house with that part of today's developments out of the governor's office. judi and dawndy---we have seen in the past that political parties responding to a president's state of the union
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points in the president's speech or overall performance. governor haley says that is not her plan. she says she wants her commentary to be optimistic and one that focuses on the challenges facing the country. haley will have around ten minutes of time---and said today she does not want to compete against the president. it will be a chance for the governor to talk up some of the good things she's seen here and let the country know about them. i mean it's an honor. you have to know i always go back to that five year old indian girl that lived in bamberg. that just wondered what was out there and to be able to think that i will now have the ability to address the country is humbling but it's really an honor. haley was asked to deliver the response by house speaker paul ryan and senate majority leader mitch mcconnell. some republican leaders and some analysts say this is a deliberate choice by leadership to showcase a different face of the gop---a young, conservative minority woman who might already be on someone's short list of vp
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at the state house jack kuenzie wis news ten. thanks to cloud cover its significantly warmer this morning with middle to upper 30s by sunrise, those clouds will be with us on and off today with highs reaching the lower to middle 50s. clouds will be on the increase tonight as an area of disturbed weather near the coast skirts by with a chance of showers friday. breezy with scattered showers tomorrow, highs in the middle 50s, rain chance 40%. a better chance of showers and a
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thunderstorms on saturday ahead of a cold, breezy city council members approved the purchase of the cameras this week. our bilile jean shaw joins us from the newsroom with more on when residents will see the new gear in action. the public safety department is getting 80 body cameras. chief mike adams says officers will begin using the cameras in the next couple of weeks. the department still needs to create a usage policy that follows the law enforcement training council's criteria. the gear can be worn on an officer's glasses, lapel, or chest and will record video and sound anytime an officer approaches a suspect. at the end of each officer's
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will be downloaded into a cloud, where officials will have access to at all times. mayor michael butler believes the cameras will help lower the crime rate. "everybody will be conscious of their action, conscious of their behavior knowing that it will have a factual result hopefully as to what ahs happened." the cameras cost more than 103 thousand dollars. adams says every two and half years the company will upgrade the cameras with the newest technology. after 5 years, officers will receive new cameras. in the newsroom, bjs, wis news 10.. a longtime state senator has passed away. lawmakers held a moment of silence for senator william o'dell during a yearly legislative workshop today. o'dell represented parts of the upstate, including abbeville, anderson, and greenwood counties. "you don't see that breed anymore. the younger
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tend to be a little more ideological, a little bit more passionate about the direction things might go. i think he represents a generation more incrementalist in nature." the late senator graduated from the citadel in 1960 and served in the senate since 1988. the husband and father of two was 77-years old. the brother of clemson head football coach dabo swinney is facing charges tonight in florida over an ongoing domestic dispute. henry "tripp" swinney the third was arrested after a restraining order was filed against him for domestic violence. news outlets in panama city beach report swinney's estranged wife alleged he repeatedly harrassed her, stalked her online...and left threatening voicemails for her. swinney is charged with aggravated stalking. he's being held on 15 thousand dollars bond. it is now official.
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mother in a creek in socastee... drowned. the horry county coroner's office said today that 5 month old grace carlson santa cruz died from drowning. rescue divers found her dead back in november, two days after her mother said she had lost her in a flooded creek. ever since, the county has been investigating baby grace's death as a homicde. the girls mother, 33 year old sarah toney is charged with homicide by child abuse. a new chief justice is joining the ranks at the south carolina supreme court. costa pleicones is being sworn in at a ceremony at the south carolina supreme court on gervais street. pleicones served as a justice for 16 years before earning the title of chief justice. he's replacing south carolina chief justice jean toal, who is retiring after serving 27 years. coming up on wis--the top gop candidates are
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and many of them are heading to the palmetto state this weekend. details next.
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donald trump again today tried to keep the focus on whether ted cruz ... born in canada to a mother born in the u-s... is eligible to be president. steve handelsman has the latest from washington donald trump latest headline grab is giving away thousands of tickets for his rally tonight at a vermont venue that holds 1400. but trump's attack on ted cruz is a bibier headline. trump tweeting today: ted: free legal advice on how to pre-empt the dems on citizen issue.
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you will win. ============ graphic out ============= ============= ======== trump raised the issue. "and it's a problem for him." saying: rep alan grayson, d- florida, cruz wins the nomination. that cruz's mother may have "democrats love to see controversy among republicans so of trump... talked about his cuban-born so i grew up in texas." but cruz was born in canada, where his u-s born mom lived so columbia. u.s. senator tim scott and house speaker paul ryan will moderate the kemp forum on expanding opportunity at the columbia metropolitan convention center. governor jeb bush, dr.
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chris christie, carly fiorina, governor john kasich, senator marco rubio are scheduled to attend. the event is open to the public, but you must register. registration information is online on wistv.com. thanks to cloud cover its significantly warmer this morning with middle to upper 30s by sunrise, those clouds will be with us on and off today with highs reaching the lower to middle 50s. clouds will be on the increase tonight as an area of disturbed weather near the coast skirts by with a chance of showers friday. breezy with scattered showers tomorrow, highs in the middle 50s, rain chance 40%. break
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thanks to cloud cover its
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morning with middle to upper 30s by sunrise, those clouds will be with us on and off today with highs reaching the lower to middle 50s. clouds will be on the increase tonight as an area of disturbed weather near the coast skirts by with a chance of showers friday.
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tomorrow, highs in the middle 50s, rain chance 40%. a better chance of showers and a few thunderstorms on saturday ahead of a cold, breezy and warmer with highs in the middle 60s, rain chance 70%. clearing by midday sunday, turning breezy and much cooler early part of next week. archaeologists have discovered parts of two 19th-century whaling ships in the arctic. and the national oceanic and
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change helped them make the discovery. with less ice in the arctic, archaeologists now have more access to potential shipwreck sites than ever before. they're believed to be the remains of ships that were trapped by ice in september of 1871. clemson head coach dabo swinney has four days to get his team ready for one of the biggest games in the school's history -- the national championship. the wis sports team was in clemson at a practice this week to see last minute preps before monday's game against alabama. clemson had a workout at home today, then they'll fly to arizona tomorrow. as the clemson tigers prepare to take on roll tide, govenor haley says she is proud to be a tiger. "i can't say enough about how dabo handled the situation even going into the orange bowl.they are a fantastic family, it's a great team, a great group
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to who they are. i am a tiger through and through." our live coverage from glendale, arizona begins tomorrow morning. our michal higdon will be live starting at 6am. and sports director rick henry will have live reports throughout the day right here on wiwi the female jewel thief targeting stores across the south has stolen millions of dollars worth of bling. coming up on wis--her possible ties to a larger cirme ring.
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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,
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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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the fbi now saying the young woman -may- be part of a larger crime ring. nbc's gabe gutierrez has the lateseson the multi- state search. jewelry stores throughout the south are on alert...and offering a reward for this woman's capture. the f-b-i now believes she...and an accomplice...could be part of security alliance estimates the
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states...over the last nine months. the latest...this week in north carolina. sot: 00;09;30;22 "it's very unusual. she doesn't usually make the strongest efforts to conceal her identity. she wears sometimes big hats, she's dyed her hair a little bit. but nonetheless she-her face is exposed." most of the stores...near outlet malls...close to the highway. the woman...believed to be communicating with her alleged accomplice...through an earpiece...while he stands guard. sot: 15;40;19;20 it's fairly brazen. you know they're obviously not worried about anybody recognize em- recognizing them." the f-b-i says she holds up employees...with a gun she pulls from her purse...forcing them into a back room and zip-tying them...before cleaning house. investigators say she cases the stores beforehand...and they believe in at least one case...she scrapped the robbery...at the last minute. sot: 00;11;04;29 "it appears that she does not have a criminal record. and that she is not someone who
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identified through dna or anything else." it's a mystery...with the makings of a hollywood screenplay. even actress anna kendrick weighing in...when someone suggested on twitter she'd be perfect to portray the thief. kendrick's response: "twist: it's me." sot she is a very bold individual this morning, authorities are hoping someone recognizes the real-life thief before she strikes again. for today, gabe gutierrez, nbc news 17 miners who were trapped underground in an upstate new york salt mine have been rescued. the minins spent about ten hours trapped underground in an elevator in lansing, new york. a crane was brought in to assist with extricating the miners. officials remained in contact with the trapped miners and rescue crews were able to give the workers water. "extremely happy and relieved to out. all 17 miners that were stuck in the shaft,
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while several agencies responded to the mine, the miners helped make decisions about the rescue. the federal government has released its latest dietary guidelines. for the first time -- the government suggests americans limit the amount of added sugar to 10-percent of daily calories. that's about 12 teaspoons for a typical 2-thousand calorie diet. the guidelines also advise people cut back on salt and saturated fat... but not necessarily cholesterol. residents off one flood damaged road in the midlands are getting more frustrated that the state hasn't fixed it yet. we'll explain why coming up.
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let's go to ben tanner to get your forecast. thanks to cloud cover its
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morning with middle to upper 30s by sunrise, those clouds will be with us on and off today with highs reaching the lower to middle 50s. clouds will be on the increase tonight as an area of disturbed weather near the coast skirts by with a chance of showers friday. breezy with scattered showers tomorrow, highs in the middle 50s, rain chance 40%. a better chance of showers and a few thunderstorms on saturday ahead of a cold, breezy and warmer with highs in the middle 60s, rain chance 70%. people who live off spears creek
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elgin say they're still waiting on d-o-t crews to start repairs from october's flood. but the department of transportation says as of now -- it can't. mike desumma is in the newsroom to explain why. dawndy according to the d-o-t the problem is a dam that sits near the road. it was breached during the october flood causing the road to get washed out. state officials say essentially until the dam gets repaired -- work on the road has to wait. typically spears creek church road allows drivers to get from two notch road to i-20.
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detoured down clemson road to get around the closure. on the two notch side, there are on two notch due to the road being closed. "like i said ya know it's kind of putting me out the way and looking at this mess down here and everything...and everybody else's roads are somewhat being fixed...being looked i'm just hoping they will go ahead and try ttget the road fixed." the dot says currently dhec is on the front lines of this problem. that department is contacting the owner of the dam --- who has to make a contacting the owner of the dam --- who has to make a choice. the department says either the owner could chose to fix the dam or abandon it. once that decision is made the quickly that will happen. live in the newsroom, mike desumma, wis news 10. dorn va medical center is responding to a video that has gone viral. this video posted to the wis facebook page has already had more than 300 thousand views. it shows an exchange between a doctor and a patient. as they discussed the patient's care needs, the
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the doctor is heard disputing the patient's blood pressure concerns, which the doctor saw as normal. words were also exchanged over the patient being recommended for care elsewhere. eventually, the doctor walked away. in a statement, dorn va says, "the video only shows the end of the encounter, however, dorn leadership is taking it seriously. senior medical staff has attempted to reach out and will continue to try to contact the veteran and his family to offer an immediate resolution to his medical concerns and ensure that proper health care was, or is given per the health needs of the veteran." police are trying to track down the vandals behind an attack at clemson university last night someone spray painted messages on byuildings at the university demanding that tillman
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tillman is named for benjamin tillman who was governor of south carolina in the 1890s and played a major part in clemson's founding. the name has become controversial over tillman's white supremacist views. police said the two messages read, "rename tillman hall," and, "stop honoring tillman." by afternoon, crews had covered the graffiti with banners in support of the clemson tigers as they take on alabama at the national championship in arizona. if they get caught the vandals could be charged with illegal graffiti vandaluism we now know the name of a shaw air force member killed in an accident near the base. he has been identified as 31 year old staff sergeant dallas pauls. officials with the 20th fighter wing say the ollision between a vehicle and a motorcycle driven by pauls happened around 7:15 yesterday morning near the sumter gate on highway 378. plans for a memorial service on base are being
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17 salt miners in new york are ground and safe tonight. they spent nearly ten hours stuck in an elevator, hundreds of feet underground. nbc's chris pollone reports on the rescue. :17 :35 slowly, but surely they emerged. two and three at a time. 17 miners who were reporting for work wednesday night in a salt mine south of syracuse, new w rk. their elevator shuddered to a stop about 800 feet below the surface. trapping them for nearly ten hours. 10 38 13 "we weren't all happy until the last one got off the elevator." first responders jumped into action in the early-morning hours. finding and positioning a crane which allow rescuers to descend the elevator shaft and retrieve the trapped miners. the miners had fresh air but said they were cold. 09;08;30;07 "they huddled
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could do to keep each other warm a basket down to retrieve the trapped miners. the first ones to emerge waited until the last man had been rescued. 10 39 29 that's when we all stand ,look at each other and we say this was a win, we are e l going home, we're all safe, there was no incidence a representative for cargill salt mine said it appeared a steel beam broke, bringing the elevator to a halt. workers from the previous shift had just taken the same elevator to the surface at the end of their shift. new york governor andrew cuomo has ordered an investigation into the incident. chris pollone, nbc news, new york. a longtime state senator has passed away. today at a yearly legislative workshop, lawmakers held a moment of silence for senator william o'dell. he represented parts of the upstate including abbeville, anderson, and greenwood counties. the late senator graduated from the citadel in 1960 and served in the senate since 1988. the husband and father of two was 77-years o.
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want to remember going to the national championship, head to the post office. a commemorative envelope featuring the logos of alabama and clemson universities will soon be available. this special collectible, limited to just 3,500 prints, is $9.95 each. it's available in clemson, seneca, easley, anderson, the greenville main office and the columbia main office. it will go on sale monday. stepping up the fight against breast cancer...one step at a time! find out how you can participate in the walk and race for life in the capital city. break a look now at your first alert
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thanks to cloud cover its
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morning with middle to upper 30s by sunrise, those clouds will be with us on and off today with highs reaching the lower to middle 50s. clouds will be on the increase tonight as an area of disturbed weather near the coast skirts by with a chance of showers friday. breezy with scattered showers tomorrow, highs in the middle 50s, rain chance 40%. a better chance of showers and a few thunderstorms on saturday ahead of a cold, breezy and warmer with highs in the middle 60s, rain chance 70%. clearing by midday sunday, turning breezy and much cooler early part of f
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a man is making headlines after building an
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the creator lives in a building across the street from his igloo. he says one of his hobbies is clearing the sidewalk and calls the structure artwork. he spent about 15 hours building the structure and that he put the big chunks of ice together using shovel, a chisel, and a tarp. beating breast cancer--one step at a time in the capital city. we're here with kristin hudson and katie miller to learn more about this year's walk for life in the capital city. the palmetto health foundation has "one mission" of beating breast cancer with the annual "walk for life, race for life"
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thousands from the midlands and around the state will be walking in memory of loved ones and in support of survivors. coming up on wis--caught on camera! coming up on wis--caught on camera! a fisherman in australia gets
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he dodges a giant marlin.
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deepwater fisherman in australia proves he isn't going down with out a fight!
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a deepwater fisherman turns very dangerous very quickly. he video shows a giant marlin being reeled in, and then at the last moment.. flying onto the boat and almost impaling one of the fishermen. everyone was okay. an amazing rescue at a canadian ski resort, and it was all caught on video. some 75 skiers got trapped on a gondola sunday in british columbia after an electrical failure. rescuers had to strap guests into harnesses, then dangle them on a rope high above the ground to airlift them to safety. others had to be rescued by helicopter from higher sections of the lift. the personal information of 320-thousand time warner cable customers may have been compromised by a data breach. time warner said email and password information were gathered through phishing attacks or breaches of companies that store information for
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the fbi notified time warner of the possible breach. the company said it had no indicators that its own systems had been hacked. it said it would send notifications to its customers through email or direct mail. time warner recommends that all of its customers update email passwords as a precaution. apple rang in the new year on a high note. new year's day was a record-breaking day for its app store. apple says the first day of 2016 was the most popular day in app store history... with customers spending more than 144 million dollars on apps and in-app purchases. the app store also had a holiday season for the record books. last year customers spent more than $20 billion. the new year starts with thousands of job cuts for macy's. the department store giant plans to shut down 36 stores this year which will put about 43 hundred employees out of work. macy's blames the cuts on poor holiday sales and what it called a "disappointing"
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the macy's at columbia place mall is not on the list of stores to close. is this how we'll be getting around in the near future? ehang has developed a prototype of a drone that can carry people. the chinese firm debuted the prototype at the computer electronics show this week in las vegas. the company says the contraption can take a single passenger to a pre-programmed destination. the company has not gotten f-a-a approval for the devices or gone into mass production. "looking at the rear- view mirror" has a whole new meaning in b-m-w's new concept car. the b-m-w "i-eight" uses three cameras instead of rear and side-view mirrors. b-m-w says the technology eliminates blind spots and improves fuel efficiency. right now, the car would be illegal to drive in the u-s because federal safety rules require vehicles to
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mirrors. it was a scene straight out of the movie in massachusetts. ahead on wis at five--a dog
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her dad show her the first snow
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is not happy about it. her dad tries to comfort her but she clearly isn't having it. some hollywood baby news to report! the americans co- stars keri russell and boyfriend matthew rhys are expecting their first child together. she is already mom to 3-year old daughter willa lou and 7-year old son river from her 7-year marriage to shane deary. britain's prince george is growing up fast! the third in line to the british throne started school yesterday. prince william and his wife kate, the duke and duchess of cambridge, marked the occasion by releasing two photos of two-and-a-half- year-old george outside the school building. the school has said prince george will receive the same
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a blue star sapphire said to be the world's largest of its kind has been discovered in sri lanka. according to the gem's current owner, the sapphire has a certified weight of more than 14- hundred carats. he said the gem could sell for up to 175- million dollars at auction. the sri lankan businessman purchased the stone late last year at a premium price from a gem merchant. he has kept the discovery and purchase secret because of security fears. it was just a matter of time. "star wars: the force awakens" has become the highest grossing domestic movie of all time. according to disney, the movie earned enough at the box office on wednesday to pass "avatar's" $760.5 million lifetime gross. star wars could take the number one global title when it opens in china on saturday. it's the story of the unbreakable bond between two dogs in orange, massachusetts. two scottish terriers, jock and annibelle,
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was recently hospitalized. disaster struck when annibelle was injured after falling more than 30 feet down an embankment. and like the famous t-v dog lassie, jock went to get help. jock managed to get the attention of a police officer. the two dogs are now together again. thanks for joining us for the news at 5.
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thanks for joining us this evening. i'm charles molineaux. police are hunting for two armed burglars who shot at a columbia family. the victims ended up in a confrontation when they got home, right in the middle of a break-in. mike desumma talked with the shaken family. judi, charles the great news we can tell you on this is no members of this family were injured during this incident. i spoke with the both the father and mother today about what happened. as you can imagine, they are still pretty shaken up and could not speak to us on camera. they say the even scarier thing in all this --- is their two young children were riding in the family car with them when the gunfire started. this all happened on crestview avenue at around 10 p-m. the family had just arrived home --- when they found a burgundy car parked in the driveway.
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