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big news for south carolina's state employees. lawmakers said today they're launching an effort to provide state workers with a five per cent pay raise. the plan has bipartisan support and being led by republican senator john courson and democratic senator darrell jackson. their proposal covers employees at state agencies as well as colleges---and if approved would take effect july 1st. courson says the pay raise would cost the state $75 million dollars. but he says the state has such a large budget surplus, the raise can be provided without the need for a tax increase. there are currently about 33 thousand state employees. they've had pay raises in only two of the last seven years. three tickets hit the jackpot in the powerball drawing but who is holding those tickets? jennifer bjorklund spent the night at an all night party at a chino hills 7-eleven, where one of the tickets was sold. :10 :23 natural sound "chino hills, chino hills.... " they didn't win . but it didn't
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they were sooooo close!!! and so happy for the holder of that winning ticket that came out of this machine . sound m farqui - 7-eleven store clerk :10-:14 "i am very happy. i am very excited and very proud that we sold that much money" natural sound cheering inside 7-11 it was a party inside the store natural sound the owner showed up and got i am so thankful to my customer says he'll share with his ....winning tickets were also sold in tennessee. the jackpot, nearly one-point-six billion that's roughly $530 million each if they take the lump sum option, before taxes. jennifer bjorklund, nbc news while no one in south carolina won the record setting powerball jackpot, the south carolina education lottery says more than 360 thousand lesser-winning tickets were sold in our state. 16 people won prizes of $50 thousand dollars. more than one thousand people won $100 dollars. remaining ticket holders won prizes of 7 or 4
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the locations where the south carolina tickets were sold are expected to be announced later today. now for a check of your forecast with meteorologist ben tanner. high pressure in place.southwest winds.we'll see mostly sunny skies with highs in the lower 60s. that low pressure i spoke of yesterday develops in the gulf and moves right towards south carolina. we are in first alert mode as expect .50" to 1.00" in some locations. system moves out quickly clearing the skies for saturday. next low develops in the gulf on drier colder air filters in for monday. high pressure in place.southwest winds.we'll see mostly sunny starts by midday friday through evening. some rain may be heavy. next low develops in the gulf on monday. we are less than ten months away from election
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from the coveted south carolina republican primary. we are less than ten months away from election day, and just a few weeks away from the coveted south carolina republican primary. so now, more than ever, gloves are expected to come off on the debate stage. seven candidates have been invited to tonight's primetime debate. donald trump, ted cruz, marco rubio, ben carson, jeb bush, chris christie and john kasich all taking the stage. organizers are expecting more than 4-thousand people at the north charleston coliseum. the chairman of the south carolina republican party says they had more than 25-thousand individual requests for just 200 public tickets. the remaining 4,000 tickets were
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republican party activists, leaders and elected officials. the debate starts at 9 tonight on fox business network. and of course, stay with us right here on wis throughout the day as we bring you the latest from the debate. will whitson and charles molineaux will be live in north charleston tonight. wis will have a special decision 2016 show at 7 saturday night. we will have one-on-one interviews with several gop candidates and an overall look at the race for president leading up the south carolina primaries. now on sunday.. the democratic candidates will also be in the lowcountry for a debate in downtown charleston. ahead of tonight's debate, former pennsylvania senator and candidate rick santorum will be at the citadel for a forum hosted by the conservative leadership project. santorum will join attorney general alan wilson at the event in charleston. that's happening at 2. and democratic presidential candidate bernie sanders is back in the midlands tonight. sanders will be at the vaughan fine arts center at south carolina state university. he's touring historically black
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doors for the event are open at 6:30 and the event starts at 7. our billie jean shaw will be there live and will have more from the event at south carolina state. columbia police say they've made an arrest in connection to a deadly shooting that happened last friday. 23-year-old michael robinson has been charged with murder in the death of rodney francis. officers say robinson fired shots from his suv as francis was leaving club rue 77 on lady street. they say the shooting may have stemmed from a fight between two groups of people. robinson is currently at the alvin s. glenn detention center. a saluda county town clerk has been charged with embezzlement. sled reports that 63 year old ellen pamela long has been arrested. she used to be the town clerk in the town of ward. she's accused of stealing from the town and from a community church. she's charged with embezzlement of public funds of more than ten thousand dollars and breach of public trust as well as forgery. all of the charges are felonies. if she's convicted, she could get up to 10 years in prison.
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people in a richland county kidnapping and armed investigators say the two forced a man walking down broad river road into a vehicle at gunpoint. they then drove to tyeu trail and bakersfield road, where they left the victim after they beat him and robbed him. the victim was taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injures. call crimestoppers at 1- 888-crime-sc if you have information. happening today ... fort jackson will welcome its new command sergeant major. command sergeant major lamont christian will take responsibility as the most senior enlisted officer from outgoing command sergeant major william hain. the ceremony is scheduled for 2 today at the solomon center. christian previously served as the commandant of the drill sergeant academy at fort jackson. also happening today ... a group of politicians and legal experts will discuss education and social equality ahead of monday's event for martin luther king day. a panel discussion featuring former south carolina chief justice jean toal, state representative mia mcleod, former columbia mayor bob coble and law
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will meet at 6 tonight in the university of south carolina's school of law auditorium. the event is sponsored by the black law students association and is free and open to the public. some prime real estate in columbia could get the final green light for new development today. plans for the old kline iron and steel company property will go before the city design commission. a greenville developer wants to build about 300 housing units, retail stores, restaurants, and a parking garage in that area. another addition would be a traffic light connecting pedestrians and cars from lady street into the future site. the meeting is at 4 o'clock. if you drove down killian road in northeast columbia today - you may have experienced some added traffic congestion. a new chick-fil-a restaurant opened its doors, offering free chick-fil-a food for a year to its first 100 customers - that's more than 32- thousand dollars in food. in addition to free food, the restaurant also held a children's book drive. those books will be donated to
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elementary school -- a part of chick-fil-a's dedication to enriching education. the new restaurant is expected to bring more than 85 jobs to the area. we are continuing coverage in west columbia as the developer behind a big proposed project is offering more particulars and may be winning some people over. last night, neighbors hosted the developer of the planned "brookland" project in a meeting intended to answer questions and clear up rumors. the potential mixed-use development, just over the gervais street bridge will feature homes, specialty stores, and places to eat. the developer says they're not building skyscrapers, and addressed traffic flow and parking. "parking is of upmost concern to us as well. if we don't park it right, people won't live there, people won't work there, people won't shop there." there will be a special- called council meeting tonight as well. the developer says he and his team will be available to answer questions from council during that meeting. by the way, gregg pinner, president of the greater
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commerce, says the chamber hasn't endorsed the proposed development yet, but it's leaning that way. ahead on the news at noon... it's one of the biggest days of the year in hollywood. we'll talk about which film got the most oscar nominations this year... plus, we'll look ahead to a concert raising money and awareness for pediatric
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mark barger was there.. and has a look at those who made the cut. :01 1:26 "the revenant's momentum from the golden globes on sunday continued this morning at the oscar nominations. it lead the way with 12 best picture, best director, and best actor for leonardo dicaprio." for dicaprio it's his 5th career nomination, but he's still looking for his first win. globe winner matt damon for "the martian", michael fassbender for "steve jobs", emmy favorite bryan cranston for "trumbo" and last year's best actor winner eddie redmayne, nominated this year for "the danish girl." "the revenant's" best picture competition
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"brooklyn", "the big short", "room", "spotlight" and "mad max: fury road". that film grabbed 10 nominations overall. two time oscar winner cate blanchett has a shot at number 3... best actress for "carol". her rivals include 2 golden globe winners.... brie larson for "room", and jennifer lawrence for "joy". also in the mix are saoirse ronan for "brooklyn" and with her first career nomination, veteran actress charlotte rampling for "45 years". also among this morning's nominees, sylvester stallone. he's up for best supporting actor for "creed". it's his third oscar nomination, but it would be his first win. box office titan "star wars: the force awakens" missed out on a best picture bid, but it did pick up 5 overall nominations. "the tag line for this year's dreams come true for this morning's nominees. i'm mark barger in los angeles, chris rock returns as host of
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free tickets to the vince gill concert at the township auditorium tomorrow night were gone in less than 15 minutes. marco's pizza owner joe walker bought most of the remaining tickets to the concert to ensure to it was a sellout...and this morning he gave them away for free. they had close to 400 tickets at 10am at their cayce location and they were gone in just 13 minutes. all proceeds from friday's concert are going to the win anyway foundation. win anyway was co- founded by usc head baseball coach chad holbrook. chad's son battle leukemia as a toddler. 21:29:39 "i am the father of three young boys and to imagine the potential trials that they could face, similar to what chad's family has faced and other families have faced in our community daily.quite frankly i've been put in a position i've been blessed beyond measure, beyond what i deserve and as part
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to give back.especially to causes as impactful as the win anyway foundation." 21:27:54 "i was numb, i told him i about started to cry. it means the world to our foundation. when you have a kid with cancer, every philanthropic act is so meaningful. but when you couple it with the fact that i have a relationship with vince gill and i know how important it is to him, who's coming down here essentially on his own to play for our foundation and he's going to walk to a sold out crowd thanks to joe.it means the world to us." if you want to go to the concert there are still just few tickets left to purchase online. we've put a link on this story at wistv.com. happening today ... more than 5,000 people are expected at the annual palmetto senior show. the event started at 9 this morning. one hundred vendors are selling their goods and services in the goodman building at the state
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those attending include presidential candidate governor mike huckabee and lt. governor henry mcmaster. there will also be music and much more entertainment. "normally we get about 5,000 people at our show, including the home and lifestyle show his year in the building next to us. so, we should have a pretty good increase in attendance for this year. the event will last until 3 today. coming up next on the news at noon... we brought you the story earlier this week...and, now we have some good news. this 'not so' little critter is back where he belongs after being taken against his will. here's ben with a glance your full forecast coming up next. high pressure in place.southwest winds.we'll see mostly sunny skies with highs in the lower 60s. that low pressure i spoke of yesterday develops in the gulf and moves right towards
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high pressure in place.southwest winds.we'll see mostly sunny skies with highs in the lower 60s. that low pressure i spoke of yesterday develops in the gulf and moves right towards south carolina. we are in first alert mode as widespread showers and rain starts by midday friday through evening. some rain may be heavy. expect .50" to 1.00" in some locations. system moves out quickly clearing the skies for saturday. next low develops in the gulf on sunday. as of this morning it looks to scoot more to our south.this will be watched and tweaked to
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how much precip we receive. again, this move out quick and drier colder air filters in for monday. high pressure in place.southwest winds.we'll see mostly sunny skies with highs in the lower 60s. that low pressure i spoke of yesterday develops in the gulf and moves right towards south carolina. we are in first alert mode as widespread showers and rain starts by midday friday through evening. some rain may be heavy. expect .50" to 1.00" in some locations. system moves out quickly clearing the skies for saturday. next low develops in the gulf on sunday. as of this morning it looks to scoot more to our south.this will be watched and tweaked to
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how much precip we receive. again, this move out quick and drier colder air filters in for monday. high pressure in place.southwest winds.we'll see mostly sunny skies with highs in the lower carolina. we are in first alert mode as widespread showers and rain starts by midday friday through evening. some rain may be heavy. expect .50" to 1.00" in some locations. system moves out quickly clearing the skies for saturday. will be watched and tweaked to the timing and how much precip monday. high pressure in place.southwest winds.we'll see mostly sunny skies with highs in the lower 60s. that low pressure i spoke of yesterday develops in the gulf and moves right towards south carolina. high pressure in place.southwest winds.we'll see mostly sunny skies with highs in the lower 60s. hurricane alex has formed in the atlantic, prompting a hurricane warning
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alex's maximum sustained winds increased thursday morning to near 85 mph. alex is centered about 490 miles south of faial island in the central azores and is moving north-northeast near 20 mph. the u.s. national hurricane center says alex will move near or over parts of the azores on
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remember the snake that was stolen from a portland, oregon pet shop? well, he's back. this black pastel ball python is back at a-to-z pets where he belongs. you remember this video... the thief reaches in, grabs the snake and stuffs it down his pants - then walks out of the store. according to richard bjugan, owner of a-to-z pets, someone showed up wednesday morning with the stolen snake. bjugan believes getting the video out on social media made the difference. "i'm sure they realized they were going to be in trouble for it. facebook is a powerful, powerful thing." the snake is doing fine. the thief is still out there, but the store owner thinks it's a friend of the guy who dropped
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one unfinished blue shoe design is drawing crowds to taiwan. marco rubio. he ran for senate saying he opposed amnesty... then he flipped, and worked with liberal chuck schumer to co-author the path to citizenship bill. he threatened to vote against it. and then voted for it. he supported his own dream act and then he abandoned it. marco rubio.
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jeb bush. he's a leader, so you always know where he stands. right to rise usa
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hi, i'm andy stanley. what if there was a new year's resolution that made you a better person and the world a better place? i think there is, and that's exactly what we're talking about this weekend on "your move." that low pressure i spoke of yesterday develops in the gulf and moves right towards south carolina. thanks for joining us for the
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