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today." we begin with weather problems-- states along the east coast are preparing for a major winter storm expected to arrive tonight. it comes on the heels of another storm that hit parts of the midwest and south wednesday. we get the latest from dan scheneman. winter weather brought commutes to crawl....or a halt. near knoxville, tennessee, one driver was killed as he tried to navigate slippery roads. "if you don't have to be out, don't get out in it." along the eastern seaboard a bigger storm is on its way...... the national weather service warns of heavy.... perhaps "crippling" snow across the north mid- atlantic region.....as much as two feet in some areas. maryland :25-:33 "we're definitely going to have some type of serious snow storm we're going to be ready." along the jersey shore.....residents are ready for beach erosion and possible flooding.... "this right here after three
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tide cycles will probably be washed away." stores in the path of the storm have been had a run on supplies....some shelves are empty.... airlines have warned passengers that flying could be a mess....some carriers have waived change fees.... one traveler happy he's on his way to florida ahead of the storm. "i feel bad for everybody that's staying home." greyhound, the bus service, has already canceled several routes to and from the northeast. dan scheneman nbc news. many here in the palmetto state have their eye on how our weather will be impacted with this developing storm. tim miller is in the first alert storm center with more. major winter storm developing that will have a significant impact on much of the state from columbia north. partly cloudy this morning, not as cold, lower to middle 30s by sunrise.
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clouds with widespread rain developing by evening. highs in the middle to upper 40s. rain chance 40%. tonight friday: periods of rain, some rain heavy at times. type of precipitation will be based on temperatures at the surface and aloft. northern midlands have the best chance of seeing possible heavy icing due to freezing rain falling for several hours tonight through early friday, then again friday night saturday morning. up to .50" of ice may form. rain will be mixed with sleet/snow central midlands tonight and friday night saturday morning not expecting much if any accumulation of either ice or snow. saturday morning early afternoon: periods of snow showers, no accumulation expected. as with any developing storm, update will
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the state of our state is bent but not broken. that's how governor nikki haley began her state of the state last night as she reflected on a 2015 marked by three distinct tragedies. chad mills has more on her speech and how she and lawmakers see the state moving forward in 20-16. it was a speech praised by both republicans and democrats. "i mean, i appreciate the tone of her state of the state." "everything that she brought up was very emotional, not just for her as you could tell, but also for everybody else in the body, because we were all touched by it." with the late senator clementa pinckney's family in the gallery, haley remembered the tragic summer charleston church shooting that took his life.
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she recognized the survivors too. "these two women and the precious little one who was with them that night are proof that we have angels living on earth." her state of the state, which hit on themes of unity and healing, also reflected on the police shooting of walter scott and the deadly october flood. "this year, was something neither we nor the weathermen could have ever imagined. rain at unbelievable levels pouring from the sky for hours." but haley's speech included some policy too. she called for more prosecutors to protect domestic violence survivors; legislation to dedicate up to one-percent of the state's bond capacity to help impoverished, struggling school districts; and ethics reform. "our two main priorities haven't changed: requiring public officials to disclose who pays them and having independent investigators oversee legislators."
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measures the house has passed but not the senate. so the governor called for an impromptu vote on the issue to see where each senator stands by having them stand. "i think most senators stayed in their seats, you know, unless you had a urge to stretch your legs or anything." "i was one of six or seven in terms of disclosing our sources of income." finally, roads. the governor said she stands by her plan to fix roads. a plan that would be revenue-neutral and not increase taxes. that was chad mills reporting. senator tom davis of beaufort said there's already more than a billion dollars available to help fix roads without raising taxes. flood relief wasn't a topic in the speech last night, with haley only spending about a minute or so talking about the october flood. flood relief for farmers was also a topic absent from her state of the state. in response to the governor's address last night, the state's democrats took aim at the governor's
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policies over the past year...including the inability last session to find solutions to improve state roads and bridges. representative mandy powers norrell of lancaster delivered the democratic response...saying the gridlock lies within the republican party. "why haven't we passed a bill to improve our roads and bridges? i remember hearing my republican colleagues say over a year ago that that was the most important thing. lately, you've heard governor haley call for unity, and i agree. we need to start working together to get things done. but what she hasn't told you is that the fighting is within her own party. republicans in the senate actually filibustered their own roads bill last summer until it was dead for the year. and while republicans are fighting amongst themselves, our citizens continue to suffer with tattered roads and dangerous bridges." you can read the governor's full address and the democratic response by
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homepage at wistv dot com. our michal higdon will also have a breakdown of more of the takeaways from the address, coming up at 5 a-m. lawmakers are again in debate over the confederate battle flag that was removed from the state house last summer--this time, whether its proposed display will be visible enough to the public. legislators on a house budget-writing panel say the flag's proposed display in the confederate relic room and military museum is too hidden within the state museum to attract visitors. the museum is looking for more than 3 million dollars to expand exhibit space and more than 500 thousand dollars for the flag display itself. last summer, lawmakers voted to remove the flag from the state house grounds and into a permanent exhibit. richland county leaders want your take on how well they did dealing with october's disastrous floods. they're continuing their meetings this week to get feedback from the community and plan better for future disasters. two meetings are happening today-- one will be at bluff road park on carswell drive in columbia. that's from 12 to 2 pm.
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another meeting will be from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at trenholm park on covenant road. a major new development project in west columbia has gotten a major green light from city officials. after several earlier delays--last night, west columbia city council approved a plan to rezone the area near state and meeting streets to be developed into commercial real estate. the project, known as brookland, would include shops, restaurants, and 235 new apartment units. there are still several steps that need to be cleared before ground can be broken. last night's vote to rezone comes after some public concern about the project, which caused some delays on a vote. a greenville deputy who was recently shot while on duty is now recovering at home after more than a month in the hospital. back in december, deputy dave dempsey was responding to a robbery call at an apartment in taylors when a man inside shot him in the head. another deputy shot back and killed the gunman. a number of greenville police officers and deputies came together to show support wednesday as dempsey was released from the
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hospital. "the whole thing could be life changing because i am used to getting out and driving and being out with these guys...its just ." a release from the sheriff's office said the bullet penetrated and fractured dempsey's skull. doctors had to cut out part of his skull to give his brain room to swell. six people are facing charges for human trafficking across four midlands counties. the suspects are all under the age of 25 and face charges ranging from trafficking and criminal sexual conduct with a minor, to conspiracy to commit trafficking. richland county sheriff leon lott and south carolina attorney general alan wilson say the arrests are the result of a state grand jury investigation. they say this is the first set of state grand jury indictments for human trafficking across county lines. four midlands schools are in the running for a coveted statewide award. the palmetto's finest award is given to schools
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that offer the best in what the south carolina association of school administrators calls "innovative and effective educational programs." this year, two of the finalist schools are in lexington-richland district 5. they are oak pointe elementary school and dutch fork middle school. bc grammar elementary in lexington district 2 and lexington middle in district 1 are also finalists. "we're big believers in differentiation. i haven't met a box yet that every child would fit into. i was a different learner myself and i want my kids to feel valued just how they are, no matter how they learn." principal cassy paschal at oak pointe elementary says a fun learning environment at her school means music playing in the hallways and weekly friday pep rallies to bring the family together as a whole. the winners will be announced march 15th. today there's some relief for water customers in the city of flint, michigan. state lawmakers there have unanimously approved 28 million dollars to deal with the
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city's drinking water crisis. the funding would pay for more bottled water, filters, health treatment, and water testing...as well as helping the city offset unpaid water bills. but flint's mayor says the help is still too little too late. "so a lot of people knew what was going on but nobody came forward in a timely manner. because, like i said, this will be almost two years in april. it took almost a year for us to get that information. and so there's been a lot of passing the buck on this." michigan governor rick snyder said in his annual state of the state address that the 28 million is not his last budget request for flint. he is expected to include additional funding in his february budget proposal. coming up...the carolina panthers are getting ready for the nfc championship plus...it's not good for the heart....but close games by the usc women could be beneficial come march. rick henry has all of this in thursday's sports wrap. break 1 the carolina panthers want to treat sunday's
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the carolina panthers want to treat sunday's nfc game with arizona as if it's not anything special. but the cats have to admit it's an abnormal week. that tends to happen when you're playing for a spot in the super bowl. the panthers were out on the practice field today..bundled up against the cold weather. that's one thing that makes this week different. the cats may have to dodge some sleet and snow flakes over the next couple of days. sunday should be fine for the football game. the tell-tale sign this isn't your typical game week...the number of media members covering the team has greatly increased. the second ranked usc women put their undefeated record on the line tomorrow...they'll play at auburn...tipoff time is seven pm. carolina is 17 and oh..but they've had some close calls . three of their victories have been by three points or less...including sunday when they were bailed out by an unbelievable late foul by texas a- and-m to set up the winning free throw major winter storm developing
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carolina is 17 and oh..but they've had some close calls . three of their victories have been by three points or less...including sunday when they were bailed out by an unbelievable late foul by texas a- and-m to set up the winning free throw with less than a second to play. i asked head coach dawn staley if this is a preview of what we
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are working on a heart valve made of tissue that grows with the body. which could mean fewer surgeries for young patients with heart issues. adrienne broaddus explains. in 17 years ... anders jenson has had four
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that's him recovering in 2008. his father - mark - hopes no child has to to lesson any one of those would be a terrific thing for parents in the future to have." but thanks to research at the university of minnesota... this tiny device could have a big impact on children born with heart defects leading the research taking place inside this lab for tissue engineering. in this container, they are growing tubes of tissues that can potentially replace a defective heart valve in a young child. "our material can be a living tissue that can heal itself, repair itself and for pediatric it could reduce the number of surgeries children face. the jenson family wants to see a shift in the way doctors treat pediatric
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patients like their son ... for now, hope and healing lives in this container ... "there is nothing worse than seeing your son or daughter have to go through world" coming weeks about a clinical trial. still to come this morning on sunrise... how one nfl player's quick reaction and fearlessness helped him be successful off the field. break 3 major winter storm developing that will have a significant impact on much of
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the worst of a monster storm
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that in some areas, could dump at least two feet of snow. and... bent, but not broken. in her state of the state address, governor nikki haley focuses on the big events that have shaped south carolina and brought our state together. plus... i'll have your full forecast coming up. it's thursday, january 21st. and news 10 sunrise starts right now. good morning. thanks for waking up with sunrise. i'm mary king. already some winter storm watches and warnings are in tim miller is traking this storm right now and has more. tim miller is traking this storm right now and has more. thursday, increasing clouds, showers by evening, highs lower 50s.
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a strong storm system develops to our west and will bring widespread rain friday, some rain may be heavy. highs in the middle 50s, rain chance 90%. system moves out by early saturday, colder air behind the storm could give us a few snow showers early on.then mostly sunny, highs near 50. sunday, mostly sunny, highs near 50flurry or two early saturday. and there was definitely a lot of slipping and sliding
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you're looking at video from just outside of arlington. forecasters say up to 24 inches of snow is expected in the washington, d.c. metropolitan area this weekend. d-c, new york and philadelphia
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we have spoken with emergency management officials and they are monitoring the developing weather situation. we will continue to keep in contact with them and will bring you the latest on if they release any plans for the midlands regarding the storm. download the wis weather app for the latest forecast updates throughout the day. you can use it while you're also making top headlines this morning... governor nikki haley's top agenda for 2016. the governor laid out an extensive list of goals, and also hightlighted how the palmetto state is moving foward -- together. our michal higdon is live in the newsroom with more -- michal? the big takeaway that resonated in governor haley's sixth address is quote -- " the state of our state is bent... but not broken." governor haley started her address with several very powerful moments. the first is when she honored those who lost their lives in the service of our state and nation. she then spoke about an event that tore a hole in south carolina -- the mother emanuel ame church shooting in charleston last summer -- that took nine lives including the life of
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the governor honored each victim and the surviving family members. it was in that moment during her speech when governor haley broke down in describing the compassion our state feels for those who lost their loved ones that tragic night. "these two women and their precious little ones who were with them that night, are proof that we have angels living on earth. please join me in expressing to miss sanders and miss shepard the warmth the gratitude and above all the love that the entire state of south carolina feels for them ." governor haley also honored forest acres police officer greg alia, and columbia police officer stacy case for their service in our state. she also spoke about justice for walter scott and his family. and of course she honored much fo the state for it's resiliency from the
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devastation october flooding. live in the newsroom -- i'm michal higdon, back to you. after her speech, lawmakers on both sides reacted to the governor- including her references to three of the big tragedies that impacted south carolinians in 2015. many acknowledged there are issues they will differ on this legislative session, but it's important to remember what brings us together. "i think she did that to remind us that there is more to unite us than divide us. in facing those things, we are south carolinians. we are not republicans or democrats, or black or white, we're south carolinians responding to a crisis and i think she made a point of saying that we showed the world who we were, we responded in a way that makes us proud." "what happened in charleston last year has changed us all, and there are lessons to be that will carry on for decades. at the end of the day we've got a lot of work to way." some of those disagreements come when talking about passing a roads bill and ethics
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reform. we'll have more on what the roads bill and ethics reform. we'll have more on what the governor said, and how lawmakers responded coming up in the next half hour. for more on governor haley's state of the state address, be sure to check out our website at wis tv dot com. there you'll find a complete transcript of the speech. i'm caroline patrickis in the alert center... general motors officially opened a 1.2 billion dollar new cadillac plant in shanghai today. this is a look at the brand new facility which opened its doors to the public just this morning. the factory's extensive use of automation and technology is being called a one of a kind in china. this opening comes after widespread fears of china's slowing economy. the plant will target a luxury market that has been pressured by china's economic slowdown. it has an annual output capacity of 160-thousand cars. one south carolina hospital is shutting its doors. southern palmetto hospital in barnwell will
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end its patient services today. the ceo of the facility says the hospital has lost two point five million dollars due to a lack of patients and unpaid medical bills. the hospital has been a part of the barnwell community for the past 60 years. business running through the port of charleston is booming. the south carolina ports authority says the volume of contrainers shipments coming through the port increased by more than 10 percent in 2015 -- about twice the growth rate of other ports across the nation. the widening project at the panama canal should be complete later this year, which could bring even more business. and -- by this time next year, the first dredges will likely be starting work on the 500 million dollar charleston harbor deepening project. four midlands schools are finalists for a coveted statewide award. the palmetto's finest award is given to schools that offer the best in what the south carolina association of school administrators calls "innovative and effective educational programs." two of the finalists are in lexington-richland district 5- oak pointe elementary school and dutch fork middle school. bc grammar elementary in
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lexington district 2 and lexington middle in district 1 are also finalists. winners will be announced march 15th. the ringling bros. barnum and bailey circus will kick off a series of eight shows tonight at colonial life arena. ticket prices range from 18 to 58 dollars. tickets are 16 dollars tonight will not be happening this year due to timing issues. and tim miller's getting your day started with your first alert forecast. thursday, increasing clouds, showers by evening, highs lower 50s. rain chance 60%. a strong storm system develops to our west and will bring widespread rain friday, some rain may be heavy. highs in the middle 50s, rain chance 90%. system moves out by early saturday, colder air behind the storm could give us a few snow showers early on.then mostly sunny, highs near 50. sunday, mostly sunny, highs near 50flurry or two early saturday. coming up on news 10 sunrise... as the developing winter storm makes its way down
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to south carolina, snow has already hit our sister south carolina, snow has already hit our sister state to the north. how people are bracing for snowy some areas in north carolina are
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more snow expected to hit this weekend. meanwhile, over in boone, people are walking in a winter wonderland. raycom news network's sarah-blake morgan has the latest this morning boone. there's already a few inches of snow sticking to the ground here. but this area of course is expected to get a lot more in the next few days. and people here are saying bring it on "nats of sledding" "everybody is out sledding and having fun" snow fluttering from the sky only means one thing on the app state campus "nats" jocelyn kyles app state freshman "they sell sleds, but it's kind of a tradition to take the trays from the cafeteria and use them" it was smooth sailing down this hill for some students. others walked away with a few battle scars "nats of kid hitting pole" "besides hitting the sign, nothing too bad" as the sun set, flakes kept falling in downtown boone skip sinanian owner, the boone saloon "we haven't had any all november and december, so we're really liking it" after a warm few months, business owners here only
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welcome the winter wonderland "tonight, we'll probably do really well, because it's not freezing, freezing" megan carmody boone resident "that's what we want here is actually winter. the best thing about living in boone is slow down "don't be afraid of the snow" so while the flakes continue to fall. people here only wonder what took so long "it's a winter wonderland when it actually snows and that's what we love about living here" ncdot of course will be watching conditions closely. so far, all they're reporting is a lot of wet roads. but that can quickly change, so be careful when leaving in the morning. in boone, sbm, wbtv, oys drivers in washington, d-c last night crashed on icy roads and sat in gridlock for hours. in philadelphia, crews are already out treating roads with brine. officials say they're preparing for the worst. the strong weekend storm is predicted to bring heavy snow across more than 14 states,
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with dangerous blizzard conditions developing over parts of the baltimore and washington, d.c metropolitan areas. thursday, increasing clouds, showers by evening, highs lower 50s. rain chance 60%. a strong storm system develops to our west and will bring widespread rain friday, some rain may be heavy. highs in the middle 50s, rain chance 90%. system moves out by early saturday, colder air behind the storm could give us a few snow showers early on.then mostly sunny, highs near 50. sunday, mostly sunny, highs near 50flurry or two early saturday. investigators in utah are working to find out more information in the case of a man
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through the front door of a government building. authorities say they found the man driving the car yesterday to have a self- inflicted gunshot wound to the head. it's not clear whether the man shot himself before or after the crash, but he was taken to the hospital for his severe injuries. the driver's condition is unknown. investigators continue to try
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and find more information behind a deadly bus crash in california. two people were killed when a greyhound bus flipped onto its side on a san jose highway tuesday morning. the national transportation safety board and the california highway patrol are leading two separate investigations. authorities say the driver was reportedly fatigued at the time of the accident. they say he lost control of the bus before it crashed into safety barrels and flipped. a bakery in northern meixco is taking advantage of the media frenzy surrounding the recent recapture of drug lord joaquin "el chapo" guzman. they're making el chapo cupakes... decorated to depict guzman wearing a dirty t-shirt just like the one he was wearing when he was recaptured in mexico ealrier this month. the pastry chef behind the cupacakes says the response to the cupcakes on social media has been quote "shocking." the usc women's basketball team will be on the road for its next two games -- beginning tonight against auburn. tonight against auburn.
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the gamecocks are 17 and oh, coming off a big conference win against texas a&m. tonight's game starts at 7 o'clock on the sec network plus. the carolina panthers are battling the cold weather as they prepare for this weekend's nfc championship game. the panthers play the arizona cardinals sunday for a spot in the super bowl. carolina may be practicing through some snow flurries over the next couple days, but the weather should be fine to play on sunday. quartberack cam newton said wednesday, outside of the extra media coverage his team is preparing like it's any other game. coming up on news 10 sunrise... a major milestone in professional football, as the buffalo bills hire what they call the first full-time
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the buffalo bills have hired what they call the 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. just another washington politician you can't trust. jeb bush. he's a leader, so you always know where he stands. right to rise usa
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bills head coach rex ryan says kathryn smith will serve in the role of quality control for special teams. ryan says smith has done an outstanding job in a football administrative role she held during the past seven years in new york. she has reportedly worked with his staff on both the jets and the bills. a former police officer in oklahoma city who was convicted of sexual assault will be sentenced today. daniel holtzclaw was convicted last month on 18 counts of rape and sexual assault against 13 african american women while he was on duty. he is expected to serve 263 years. an oklahoma county district judge will decide his sentence, but not before he rules on a defense motion for a new trial. attorneys for holtzclaw say he was denied a fair trial because of deliberate discovery violations and
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amazon says it will offer refunds to anyone who bought hoverboards on its website. the move comes amid growing concerns that the two-wheeled balance boards are a fire hazard and are simply not safe. the consumer product safety commission is investigating more than three dozen instances of hoverboards smoking or bursting into flames. despite this new decision, amazon still sells hoverboards on its website. walmart says many of its u-s workers will be getting a pay raise next month. the retail giatn says every walmart and sam's club employee hired before the start of the year will soon earn at least 10 dollars an hour. more than one million u-s workers will get the pay hike starting february 20th. it comes about nine months after walmart increased pay for half a million workers to at least nine bucks an hour. you'll have to wait a little longer for the next "star wars" film to hit the big screen. disney says "star wars: episode eight" will be released in december 2017. it was originally scheduled for release seven months earlier. disney did not give a reason for the postponement.
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the current "star wars" film, "the force awakens," is now the highest grossing u-s film of all time. the film has made more than 860 million dollars at the box office. thursday, increasing clouds, showers by evening, highs lower 50s. rain chance 60%. a strong storm system develops to our west and will bring widespread rain friday, some rain may be heavy. highs in the middle 50s, rain chance 90%. system moves out by early saturday, colder air behind the storm could give 50flurry or two early saturday. if you're planning to fly during the massive snowstorm, some airlines are allowing you to
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at 5:30.. which airlines are offering the deal and when you can trade in your tickets. the time is now 5:--. we are back with another half hour, in just a few good morning. thanks for waking up with
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storm watches and warnings in advance of a developing winter storm system that's poised to impact much of the east coast. if you look at this weather map --- those watches include counties in the northern midlands. let's get right to tim miller for an update the tracking and timing of this winter weather. thursday, increasing clouds, showers by evening, highs lower 50s. rain chance 60%. a strong storm system develops to our west and will bring widespread rain friday, some rain may be heavy. highs in the middle 50s, rain chance 90%. system moves out by early saturday, colder air behind the storm could give us a few snow showers early on.then mostly sunny, highs near 50. sunday, mostly sunny, highs near 50flurry or two early saturday. breaking right now in the wis
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we are just getting some video
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of a building fire in downtown charleston. this is what that fire looked like when firefighters arrived on the scene. you can see the flames ripping through the front window of this apartment above a charleston restaurant. the call came in around 4 am this morning. we're told the flames are now out. at the moment - there are no word of any inuries, but we will continue monitoring. governor nikki haley has an extensive list of goals for 2016. our michal higdon is live at the state house with some of the biggest takeaways from her annual state of the state address. many will remember this state of the state address for the moments of emotion the governor showed when honoring victims of tragedies in our state in the past year. but the governor also got down to business in outlining big goals to accomplish in 2016. she mentioned education. the governor wants to aggressively start recruiting teachers to rural
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districts and giving them incentives to stay there. she called for more prosecutors to protect domestic violence survivors. the governor also revisited her road funding plan saying she will not sign any bill that raises taxes. the governor also touched on ethics reform which has been a major point of contention among many state we'll have more on those plans in about 10 minutes. in response to the governor's address last took aim at the governor's policies the past year...including the inability last session to find solution to improve state roads and bridges. representative mandy powers norrell of lancaster delivered the democratic response...and pointed fingers at the republican party. "why haven't we passed a bill to improve our roads and bridges? i remember hearing my republican colleagues say over a year ago that that was the most important thing. lately, you've heard governor
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haley call for unity, and i agree. we need to start working together to get things done. but what she hasn't told you is that the fighting is within her own party. republicans in the senate actually filibustered their own roads bill last summer until it was dead for the year. and while republicans are fighting amongst themselves, our citizens continue to suffer with tattered roads and dangerous bridges." for more on governor haley's state of the state address, be sure to check out our website at wis tv dot com. there you'll find a complete transcript of the speech. richland county leaders are continuing to hold meetings to get feedback on how they did dealing with october's disastrous floods. two meetings are happening today. one will be at bluff road park on carswell drive in columbia. that's from 12 to 2 pm. another meeting will be from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at trenholm park on covenant road.
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south carolina state university leaders have put the finishing touches on their proposed budget report for the 2016-2017 school year. the report was submitted yesterday to a house ways and means higher education subcommittee for review. officials say the 52-page document details where the money will be distributed. interim president dr. franklin evans says the administration was under a lot of pressure to meet the deadline. university leaders will make the presentation to legislators on tuesday. a major new development project in west columbia has gotten a major green light from city officials. the west columbia city council approved a plan last night to rezone the area near state and meeting streets to be developed into commercial real estate. the project, known as brookland, would include shops, restaurants and 235 new apartment units to be built. several steps need to be cleared before ground can be broken. today, we're expected to learn the musical lineup for the annual st. pats in five points event this year. the music line-up and festival highlights will be revealed tonight at delaney's music pub in five points. the event is happening tonight from six to seven p-m.
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the 34th annual st. pats in five points event is saturday, march 19th. pre-sale tickets are available now for 15 dollars. you can get them online at st pats columbia dot com. weather is our big story this morning and we're continuing to follow the developing snowstorm over the eastern half of the u-s. coming up- how one state is making due with the wintry conditions by having a little fun on a snow day. in a major move on capitol hill,
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would significantly curb the flow of iraqi and syrian refugees entering the u-s. the vote was 55 to 43. it needed 60 votes to advance. it's a vote that weighs heavy both on national security and the 2016 campaign. the bill would have required every single person from syria or iraq, and refugees who have visited those countries in the past five years to be verified by the fbi, homeland security and director of national intelligence. majority leader it's difficult to effectively vet immigrants from a war-torn country where records may sometimes no longer exist at all. the bill passed the house back in november with a large amount of bipartisan support. meanwhile on the democratic side, senate minority leader harry reid said he wants donald
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trump's proposal to ban all muslims from entering the united states temporarily to be debated on the senate floor. he says he hopes to force republican senators to take a stand on trump's controversial plan. despite the big mess this first round of winter weather has left behind in midwest states, some are finding ways to have fun. with many schools closed because of winter weather, many near indianapolis took advantage of their free time by sledding through this golf course. families there say they always look forward to a good snowfall. "we come down here every year. we always look forward to the snow, with my littles, we're west- siders. there's several here, hills, you can go on. we make snow angels, have snowball fights, all that good stuff." more snow is expected in indiana ahead of the next growing winter storm. thursday, increasing clouds, showers by evening, highs lower 50s. rain chance 60%. a strong storm system develops to our west and will bring widespread rain friday, some rain may be heavy. highs in the middle 50s, rain
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chance 90%. system moves out by early saturday, colder air behind the storm could give us a few snow showers early on.then mostly sunny, highs near 50. sunday, mostly sunny, highs near 50flurry or two early saturday. talk about a way to soak up the fun in the chilly temperatures. one new york town has come up
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way to use a parking lot. watertown, new york is actually trying to turn this lot into an outdoor ice rink. and it's partly due to the fact that the town's usual spot for ice skating- which is the fairground arena- is closed for renovations. the city has been working hard to build some ice- spraying the parking lot down with water, as you can see here. the water is expected to freeze because of the cold temperatures. workers say it will take a few days to get the rink ready for skaters. fans of the movie "frozen"- check this out. one michigan family built a giant olaf snowman... and it's towering 12 to 13 feet tall! a girl named samantha and her dad, jeff, spent almost an entire day building the snowman. olaf is now waving to people passing by in grand rapids. jeff says him and his daughter have been building large snowmen for years.
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this one just happens to have a cute disney twist. pluto- we might have a replacement. there could be another planet in our solar system. researchers at the california institute of technology have found evidence in the outer solar system of an object that could be a real ninth planet. the new find has the highly creative nickname of, you guessed it, "planet nine." caltech says it has a mass about 10 times that of earth and orbits about 20 times farther from the sun than neptune. it would take between 10 and 20 thousand years to make just one full orbit around the sun. coming up on news 10 sunrise... vegetarian fast food lovers
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you now have an accessible option in the columbia area. more on the new menu item at wendy's that's expected to be available at participating locations right here in the midlands. last night, governor nikki haley spoke to a joint session of the
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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. just another washington politician you can't trust. jeb bush. he's a leader, so you always know where he stands. right to rise usa
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idea of what governor nikki
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haley hopes the state will accomplish in 2016. in her state of the state the governor spoke about things of the past -- but also looked ahead. our michal higdon is live at the state house to break it down. in looking ahead to what south carolinians should take pride in -- governor haley says we are number one in foreign investment and one of the fastest growing economies on the east coast among others. but she went on to say there are things that have to be worked on in 2016. haley says the general assembly passed a very real, very important bill to help rid south carolina of domestic violence last year -- but she this year ends allowing law enforcement officers to try domestic violence crimes in court. she says when it comes to schools -- they will no longer pass a child out of the third grade if they cannot read. in referencing higher education she says that's not our greatest need... instead she proposed to pass legislation permanently dedicating up to one percent of our state's bond capacity to k through 12 education facilities -- which will be determined through a priority-based process. when it comes to ethics reform -- haley says two main priorities haven't changed -- requiring public officials to disclose who pays them and having independent investigators
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both repeatedly, but the senate has refused to vote on either -- so the governor did something some considered a little unconventional. nikki haley: "i'm going to ask for every senator that is for income disclosures to ohohohohhhh. i'm going to ask you to continue to stand if you are for true ladies and gentlemen i think we finally got to see what that vote might look like." there was a lot more governor ask for every senator that is for income disclosures to please stand. ohohohohhhh. i'm going to ask you to continue to stand if you are for true finally got to see what that vote might look like." there was a lot more governor haley addressed last night and you can see the
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website. live from the state house, michal higdon, wis news 10. after the governor's speech- lawmakers were specifically able to react to her call to ask senators to stand if they were for income disclosures and true independent investigations when it comes to ethics reform legislation. here's what they had to say: "we were a little bit disappointed that as she talked about bringing everybody together, she did ask the senate to stand up if they supported something that she did without the ability to defend themselves or talk or speak on why it is they so that was- looked like kind of a childish trick." "governor haley was exactly right, senators in the senate have blocked that from coming up for a vote, and as she said tonight in asking those senators that stand with her in regard to those two items to stand up, that may be the only chance voters get this year to see where we stand on that issue." many members of the senate did express a willingness to bring an ethics reform law to the table this
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year. republican hugh leatherman of florence told wis quote, "the senate's working on it- we'll see if we can come up with something." thursday, increasing clouds, showers by evening, highs lower 50s. rain chance 60%. a strong storm system develops to our west and will bring widespread rain friday, some rain may be heavy. highs in the middle 50s, rain chance 90%. system moves out by early saturday, colder air behind the storm could give us a few snow showers early on.then mostly sunny, highs near 50. sunday, mostly sunny, highs near 50flurry or two early saturday. wendy's is testing a new black bean burger- and you can get a taste here in the midlands! ingredients for both the patty and the bun are considered vegan, but not the entire burger. it can be made vegan when ordered without the cheese and ranch sauce. the three test markets for the new black bean burger are here in columbia, salt lake city, utah and columbus, ohio. wendy's says customers have expressed interest in a meatless meal option. happy birthday to everyone celebrating
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to: birthdayboard@wistv.com and specify the date in subject line. you can also mail photos to: birthday board po box 367 columbia, sc 29202
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a high school athletic director will be in a
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jesse nayadley, who is also the assistant principal at ooltewah high school- is accused of failing to report the sexual assault of four freshman basketball players. nayadley's attorney is expected to file a motion to recall the summons against nayadley and dismiss the complaint. michigan lawmakers have approved emergency funding to deal with the water crisis in flint. the state gave the okay to 28 million dollars to help address lead contamination in the city's tap water. governor rick snyder requested the funds earlier this week. lead levels in the water system soared after flint switched to a new water source back in 2014. five americans being held in iran were freed this week in a prisoner swap, but the fbi believes it's possible one american is still being held. retired fbi agent robert levinson vanished in iran nine years ago. the state department previously said he was likely being held somewhere in
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asia if he's still alive. but now, the fbi says its possible he's been in iran all along. secretary of state john kerry said that while levinson's fate remains unknown,investigators will not stop trying to get answers. it looks like last year's high temperatures broke records by a surprisingly high margin. noaa and nasa says 2015 was officially the hottest year since instrument record-keeping started in 1880. experts say the record- breaking heat was fueled in part by one of the strongest el nino's on record. thursday, increasing clouds, showers by evening, highs lower 50s. rain chance 60%. a strong storm system develops to our west and will bring widespread rain friday, some rain may be heavy. highs in the middle 50s, rain chance 90%. system moves out by early sunday, mostly sunny, highs near 50flurry or two early saturday. the time is now . thanks for starting your day
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coming up. and -- states all along the east coast preparing for heavy snowfall from that system days. a look at some of the areas already hit by snow and ice. plus -- bent, but not broken. in her state of the state state together. good morning. thanks for waking up with sunrise. i'm mary king. i'm len kiese. it's 6 o'clock. we are following a major winter storm that is developing throughout the eastern u.s. and this morning -- the bottom end of that system has triggered winter storm warnings in parts of the upstate and some of our northern midlands counties. tim miller has been keeping a close eye on this system this morning. let's get a check of your first alert forecast. major winter storm developing that will have a significant impact on much of the state from columbia north.
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partly cloudy this morning, not as cold, lower to middle 30s by sunrise. later today, increasing clouds with widespread rain developing by evening. highs in the middle to upper 40s. rain chance 40%. tonight friday: periods of rain, some rain heavy at times. type of precipitation will be based on temperatures at the surface and aloft. northern midlands have the best chance of seeing possible heavy icing due to freezing rain falling for several hours tonight through early friday, then again friday night saturday morning. up to .50" of ice may form. rain will be mixed with sleet/snow central midlands tonight and friday night saturday morning not expecting much if any accumulation of either ice or expected. as with any developing storm, update will following during the day.
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we have spoken with emergency management officials and they are monitoring the developing weather situation. we will continue to keep in contact with them and will bring you the latest on if they release any plans for the midlands regarding the storm. download the wis weather app for
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forecast updates throughout the day. you can use it while you're on-the-go and it's free. just search wis in your app store. we are following breaking news overnight of a building fire in downtown charleston. this is video of the fire as firefighters arrived on the scene earlier this morning, around 4am. you can see the flames ripping through the front window of an apartment above the palace hotel restaurant. the fire is now out. we're told 5 people were inside the upstairs apartment at the time, but were able to get out safely. the cause of the fire is now under investigation. also making top headlines this morning... agenda for 2016. the governor laid out an extensive list of goals, and also hightlighted how the palmetto state is moving foward -- together. our michal higdon is live at the state house with more -- michal? the big takeaway that resonated in governor haley's sixth address is quote -- " the state of our but not broken." governor haley started her address with several very powerful moments. the first is when she honored those who lost
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our state and nation. she then spoke about an event that tore a hole in south carolina -- the mother emanuel ame church shooting in charleston last summer -- that took nine lives including the life of senator clementa pinckney. the governor honored each victim and the surviving family members. it was in that moment during her speech when governor haley broke down in describing the compassion our state feels for those who lost their loved ones that tragic night. "these two women and their precious little ones who were with them that night, are proof that we have angels living on earth. please join me in expressing to miss sanders and miss shepard the warmth the gratitude and above all the love that the entire state of south carolina feels for them ." governor haley also honored forest acres police officer greg alia, and columbia police officer stacy case for their
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and columbia police officer stacy case for their service in our state. she also spoke about justice for walter scott and his family. and of course she honored much fo the state for it's resiliency from the devastation october flooding. live from the state house -- i'm michal higdon, back to you. after her speech, lawmakers on both sides reacted to the governor- including her references to three of the big tragedies that impacted south carolinians in 2015. many acknowledged there are issues they will differ on this legislative session, but it's important to remember what brings us together. "i think she did that to remind us that there is more to unite us than divide us. in facing those carolinians. we are not republicans or democrats, or black or white, we're south carolinians responding to a crisis and i think she made a point of saying that we showed the world who we were, we responded
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in a way that makes us proud." "what happened in charleston last year has changed us all, and there are lessons to be learned that will carry on for decades. at the end of the day we've got a lot of work to do. maybe we can just find ways to disagree but do it in a more positive way." some of those disagreements come when talking about passing a roads bill and ethics reform. we'll have more on what the governor said, and how lawmakers responded coming up in the next half hour. for more on governor haley's state of the state address, be sure to check out our website at wis tv dot com. there you'll find a complete transcript of the speech. right now in the wis alert center. the u.s. may announce a plan today for new visa rules for some europeans. the proposed requirements from the obama administration would impact european travelers who are dual nationals of iran, iraq, sudan and syria. it also includes anyone who has visited any of those countries in the last five years. the goal of the new rules would make it harder for europeans who have fought for
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the islamic state to enter the u.s. six people are facing for human trafficking across four midlands counties. the suspects are all under the age of 25 and face charges ranging from trafficking and criminal sexual conduct with a minor, to conspiracy to commit trafficking. richland county sheriff leon lott and south carolina attorney general alan wilson say the arrests are the result of a state grand jury investigation. they say this is the first set of state grand jury indictments for human trafficking across county lines. a south carolina hospital is shutting its doors. southern palmetto hospital in barnwell will end its patient services today. the ceo of the facility says the hospital has lost two point five million dollars due to a lack of patients and unpaid medical bills. the hospital has been a part of the barnwell community for the past 60 years. business running through the port of charleston is booming. the south carolina ports authority says the volume of contrainers shipments coming through the port increased by more than 10 percent in 2015 --
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about twice the growth rate of other ports across the nation. the widening project at the panama canal should be complete later this year, which could bring even more business. and -- by this time next year, the first dredges will likely be starting work on the 500 million dollar charleston harbor deepening project. four midlands schools are finalists for a coveted statewide award. the palmetto's finest award is given to schools that offer the best in what the south carolina association of school administrators calls "innovative and effective educational programs." two of the finalists are in lexington-richland district 5- oak pointe elementary school and dutch fork middle school. bc grammar elementary in lexington district 2 and lexington middle in district 1 are also finalists. winners will be announced march 15th. let's get a check of your forecast now with tim miller. major winter storm developing that will have a significant impact on much of the state from columbia north. partly cloudy this morning, not as cold, lower to middle 30s by sunrise.
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clouds with widespread rain developing by evening. highs in the middle to upper 40s. rain chance 40%. tonight friday: periods of rain, some rain heavy at times. type of precipitation will be based on temperatures at the surface and aloft. northern midlands have the best chance of seeing possible heavy icing due to freezing rain falling for several hours tonight through early friday, then again friday night saturday morning. up to .50" of ice may form. rain will be mixed with sleet/snow central midlands tonight and friday night saturday morning not expecting much if any accumulation of either ice or snow. saturday morning early injuries, right after the break. right now in the wis alert
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a six-point-four magnitude earthquake has rattled northwest china early this morning. 40 buildings were reportedly destroyed in the quake. a three-point-four magnitude aftershock was reported minutes after the initial quake. police and rescue teams were deployed to search for any missing or injured people. as of now, no deaths have been reported. oil prices are falling and they're dragging the stock market down. stocks slumped again on wednesday. the dow closed down 249 points as the price of oil suffered its worst one-day drop since september. the market is at it's lowest level in two years. investors are worried that huge stockpiles of oil indicate a global economic slowdown. former pharmaceutical c-e-o martin shkreli says he has a date with congress. on wednesday, he tweeted out a photo of a subpoena asking him to testify before a house committee on january 26-th
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about the prescription drug market. shkreli gained notoriety when his company raised the price of an aids drug by some five-thousand percent. he is also embroiled in a federal criminal case for alleged securities fraud. walmart says many of its u-s workers will be getting a pay raise next month. the retail giatn says every walmart and sam's club employee hired before the start of the year will soon earn at least 10 dollars an hour. more than one million u-s workers will get the pay hike starting february 20th. it comes about nine months after walmart increased pay for half a million workers to at least nine bucks an hour. there is some slipping and sliding going on around the capitol. you're looking at video from just outside of arlington, virginia. roads iced over wednesday-- which was the case all around the washington d.c. area. forecasters say up to 24 inches of snow are expected in the d.c. metropolitan area this weekend. some scary moments for students who got caught up in the winter mess on their way home from school. 9 students were injured when a semi-truck rear
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the accident. ==toss to weather== major winter storm developing that will have a significant impact on much of the state from columbia north. partly cloudy this morning, not as cold, lower to middle 30s by sunrise. later today, increasing clouds with widespread rain developing by evening. highs in the middle to upper 40s. rain chance 40%. tonight friday: periods of rain, some rain heavy at times. type of precipitation will be based on temperatures at the surface and aloft. northern midlands have the best chance of seeing possible heavy icing due to freezing rain falling for several hours rain will be mixed with sleet/snow central midlands tonight and friday night saturday morning not expecting much if any accumulation of either ice or snow. saturday morning early
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snow showers, no accumulation expected. as with any developing storm, update will following during the day. tim miller's keeping an eye on your morning drive with your
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games -- beginning tonight against auburn. the gamecocks are 17 and oh, coming off a big conference win against texas tonight's game starts at 7 o'clock on the sec network plus. the carolina panthers are battling the cold weather as they prepare for this weekend's nfc championship game. the panthers play the arizona cardinals sunday for a spot in the super bowl. carolina may be practicing through some snow flurries over the next couple days, but the weather should be fine to play on sunday. quartberack cam newton said wednesday, outside of the extra media coverage his team is preparing like it's any other game. another nfl team is making a splash with a
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new coaching hire. the buffalo bills have hired the nfl's first full- time female assistant coach. kathryn smith will serve in the role of quality control for special teams. smith has reportedly worked on head coach rex ryan's staff with the bills, and while he coached the jets. ryan said he consulted with arizona cardinals head coach up next on sunrise -- an update on the affluenza teen case. major winter storm developing
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significant impact on much of the state from columbia north. partly cloudy this morning, not as cold, lower to middle 30s by sunrise. later today, increasing clouds with widespread rain developing by evening. highs in the middle to upper 40s. rain chance 40%. tonight friday: periods of rain, some rain heavy at times. type of precipitation will be based on temperatures at the surface and aloft. northern midlands have the best chance of seeing possible heavy icing due to freezing rain falling for several hours tonight through early friday, then again friday multiple sexual assaults. daniel holtzclaw was convicted
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last month on 18 counts of rape and sexual assault against 13 african american women while he was on duty. he's expected to be sentenced to 263 years in prison. before the sentencing, a judge will first rule on a motion for a new trial. senate democrats have blocked a house bill that would crack down on syrian and iraqi refugees coming to the u.s. the legislation would have required new fbi background checks and other steps before those refugees could enter the country. senate minority leader harry reid says republicans refused to allow democrats to offer amendments to the bill. one of those would have forced gop senators to go on the record taking sides for, or against presidential candidate donald trump's stance on banning all muslims from entering the us. attorneys for a teenager who used an "affluenza" defense in a fatal drunken-driving wreck say he'll return to texas from mexico within weeks. ethan couch has been challenging his deportation, but officials say paperwork has been filed to termination those proceedings. authorities allege couch and his mom crossed into mexico in december, as texas
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prosecutors investigated whether couch violated his probation. today a british judge today will release the long-awaited findings of a public inquiry into the killing of former russian agent alexander lit-vin-en-ko. in 2006 the k-g-b agent, who claimed to know dark secrets about the kremlin, had tea with two russian men at a london hotel. he died three weeks later of radioactive poisoning. while on his death bead -- he claimed russian president vladimir putin ordered his killing. the kremlin has always denied involvement. the time is now ad lib on this thursday morning. ahead on sunrise -- we continue to track the latest developments on this powerful winter storm that has now triggered winter warnings here in the midlands. stay with us. good morning.
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i'm len kiese. i'm mary king. it's 6:30, on this thursday, january 21st. breaking overnight... the national weather service has issued winter storm watches and warnings in advance of a developing winter storm system that already impacting states along the east coast. if you look at this weather map
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--- those warnings include counties in the northern midlands. let's get right to tim miller for an update the tracking and timing of this winter weather. major winter storm developing that will have a significant impact on much of the state from columbia north. partly cloudy this morning, not as cold, lower to middle 30s by sunrise. later today, increasing clouds with widespread rain developing by evening. highs in the middle to upper 40s. rain chance 40%. tonight friday: periods of rain, some rain heavy at times. type of precipitation will be based on temperatures at the surface and aloft. northern midlands have the best chance of seeing possible heavy icing due to freezing rain falling for several hours tonight through early friday, then again friday night saturday morning. up to .50" of ice may form. rain will be mixed with sleet/snow central midlands tonight and friday night saturday morning not expecting much if any
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or snow. saturday morning early afternoon: periods of snow showers, no accumulation expected. as with any developing storm, update will following during the day. you're on-the-go and it's free. just search wis in your app store. first alert traffic report right now in the wis alert
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center - schools in the louisville, kentucky area are closed this morning for safety precautions after snowfall from this week's winter storm. during a news conference, state officials say more than 900 roads were impassable because of snow and ice. school leaders there say it's too dangerous for school buses to be out on the roads. road crews are out this morning clearing some of those main highways in louisville. there's now word on when schools will re-open following the winter weather. governor nikki haley has an extensive list of goals for 2016. our michal higdon is live at the state house with some of the biggest takeaways from her annual
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state of the state address. many will remember this state of the state address for the moments of emotion the governor showed when honoring victims of tragedies in our state in the past year. but the governor also got down to business in outlining big goals to accomplish in 2016. she mentioned education. the governor wants to aggressively start recruiting teachers to rural districts and giving them incentives to stay there. she called for more prosecutors to protect domestic violence raises taxes. the governor also touched on ethics reform which has been a major point of contention among many state lawmakers. we'll have more on thoseselans in about 10 minutes. in response to the governor's address last night, the state's democrats took aim at the governor's policies the past year...including the inability last session to find solution to improve state roads and bridges.
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lancaster delivered the democratic response. "why haven't we passed a bill to improve our roads and bridges? i remember hearing my republican colleagues say over a year ago that that was the most important thing. lately, you've heard governor haley call for unity, and i agree. we need to start working together to get things done." for more on governor haley's state of the state address, and the democratic response, head to our website, wistv dot com. there you'll find a complete transcript of the governor's speech. richland county leaders are continuing to hold meetings to get feedback on how they did dealing with october's disastrous floods. two meetings are happening today. one will be at bluff road park on carswell drive in columbia. that's from 12 to 2 pm. another meeting will be from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at trenholm park on covenant road. a major new development project in west columbia has gotten a major green light from city officials.
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the west columbia city council approved a plan last night to rezone the area near state and meeting streets to be developed into commercial real estate. the project, known as brookland, would include shops, restaurants and 235 new apartment units to be built. several steps need to be cleared before ground can be broken. south carolina state university leaders have put the finishing touches on their proposed budget report for the 2016-2017 school year. the report was submitted yesterday to a house ways and means higher education subcommittee for review. officials say the 52-page document details where the money will be distributed. interim president dr. franklin evans says the administration was under a lot of pressure to meet the deadline. university leaders will make the presentation to legislators on tuesday. a senate committee has unanimously approved interim director christy hall to run the south carolina department of transportation. hall has been interim director since last year--and was praised by lawmakers for her handling of the october flooding. hall's nomination now moves to the full senate for approval. it appears after awakening, that
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the force is going back to sleep... up next on sunrise -- some news that won't make star wars fans very happy. a delay in the release of the next movie. that's coming up. despite the big mess the winter
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have fun. with schools closed because of winter weather, many near indianapolis took advantage of their free time by sledding through this golf course. families there say they always look forward to a good snowfall. "we come down here every year. we always look forward to the snow, with my littles, we're west- siders. there's several here, hills, you can go on. we make snow angels, have snowball fights, all that good stuff." more snow is expected in indiana ahead of the next growing winter storm. for many though, this storm will not be fun and games, as it gains strength. as always, ice can be an even bigger problem than snow, and that's what we could see in state. tim miller joins us now with the latest on the forecast. that will have a significant impact on much of
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the state from columbia north. partly cloudy this morning, not as cold, lower to middle 30s by sunrise. later today, increasing clouds with widespread rain developing by evening. highs in the middle to upper 40s. rain chance 40%. tonight friday: periods of rain, some rain heavy at times. type of precipitation will be based on temperatures at the surface and aloft. northern midlands have the best chance of seeing possible heavy icing due to freezing rain falling for several hours tonight through early friday, then again friday night saturday morning. up to
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rain will be mixed with sleet/snow central midlands tonight and friday night saturday morning not expecting much if any accumulation of either ice or snow. saturday morning early afternoon: periods of snow showers, no accumulation expected. as with any developing storm, update will
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warm weather might be the furthest thing from your mind this morning -- but it looks like last year's high temperatures broke records by a surprisingly high margin. 2015 was officially the hottest year since instrument record-keeping started in 1880. that's according to both noaa and nasa. the two have been keeping record of the average temperatures for the last 136 years. experts say the record- breaking heat was fueled in part by one of the strongest el nino's on record. you'll have to wait a little longer for the next "star wars" film to hit the big screen. disney says "star wars: episode eight" will be released in december 2017. it was originally scheduled for release seven months earlier. disney did not give a reason for the postponement. the current "star wars" film, "the force awakens," is now the highest grossing u-s film of all time. the film has made more than 860 million dollars at the box office.
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in the alert center this morning... the first effects of this developing winter weather system are already being felt in parts of our nation's capitol. a sheet of ice and sleet fell over parts of washington d.c. leading to slick conditions on roads and interstates that have yet to be treated. drivers were stuck in gridlock on the dulles tollway. some were stranded for as long as five hours in the traffic. drivers say the winter weather came unexpectedly. "this is so unanticipated. i mean, everybody's been talking about friday happening, but it's wednesday." "i'm on my way to work. it usually takes me about 20-25 minutes. i have been on the road close t t five hours now. one officer was hurt in one of several crashes on the interstate.
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washington's mayor has asked everyone to stay off the roads so transporation crews can begin treat them ahead of more snow and ice that's expected. doesn't have the power to escape the effects of the winter storm. the d-c area was hit hard with ice, causing some traffic jams on the roads. the presidential motorcade tried to drive right through it on the way back to the white house from joint base andrews, and those vehicles were sliding around just like everyone else. that drive normally takes 25 minutes, and took more than an hour last night. and it was no easier for people trying to make their way on foot -- this poor woman major winter storm developing that will have a significant impact on much of the state from columbia north. partly cloudy this morning, not as cold, lower to middle 30s by sunrise. later today, increasing
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evening. highs in the middle to upper 40s. rain chance 40%. tonight friday: periods of rain, some rain heavy at times. type of precipitation will be based on temperatures at the surface and aloft. northern midlands have the best chance of seeing possible heavy icing due to freezing rain falling for several hours tonight through early friday, then again friday night saturday morning. up to .50" of ice may form. rain will be mixed with sleet/snow central midlands tonight and friday night saturday morning not expecting much if any accumulation of either ice or snow. saturday morning early afternoon: periods of snow showers, no accumulation expected. as with any developing storm, update will following during the day. as we move into this new year, we now have a better idea of what governor nikki haley hopes the state will accomplish in 2016. in her state of the state the governor spoke about things of the past -- but also looked ahead.. our michal higdon is live at the state house to break it down. in looking ahead to what south
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carolinians should take pride in -- governor haley says we are number one in foreign investment and one of the fastest growing economies on the east coast among others. but she went on to say there are things that have to be worked on in 2016. haley says the general assembly passed a very important bill to help rid south carolina of domestic violence last year -- but she this year ends allowing law enforcement officers to try domestic violence crimes in court. she says when it comes to schools -- they will no longer pass a child out of the third grade if they cannot read. in referencing higher education she says that's not our greatest need... instead she proposed to pass legislation permanently dedicating up to one percent of our state's bond capacity to k through 12 education facilities -- which will be determined through a priority-based process. when it comes to ethics reform -- haley says two -- requiring public officials to disclose who pays them and having independent investigators oversee legislators. she says the house has passed
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both repeatedly, but the senate has refused to vovo on either -- so the governor did something some considered a little unconventional. nikki haley: "i'm going to ask for every senator that is for income disclosures to please stand. ohohohohhhh. i'm going to ask you to continue to stand if you are for true independent investigations -- please stand. clapping. ladies and gentlemen i think we finally got to see what that vote might look like." there was a lot more governor haley addressed last night and you can see the full transcript on our website. live from the state house, michal higdon, wis news 10. after the governor's speech- lawmakers were specifically able to react to her call to ask senators to stand if they were for income
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specifically able to react to her call to ask senators to comes to ethics reform legislation. here's what they had to say: "we were a little bit disappointed that as she talked about bringing everybody together, she did ask the senate to stand up if they supported something that she did without the ability to defend themselves or talk or speak on why it is they may or may not have supported it. so that was- looked like kind of a childish trick." "governor haley was exactly right, senators in the senate have blocked that from coming up for a vote, and as she said tonight in asking those senators that stand with her in issue." many members of the senate did express a willingness to bring an ethics reform law to the table this year. republican hugh leatherman of florence told wis quote, "the senate's working on it- we'll see if we can come up with something." fire officials say a fire that started overnight at a building scene earlier this morning, around 4am. you can see the flames ripping through the front
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window of an apartment above the palace hotel restaurant. we're told 5 people were inside the upstairs apartment at the time. we've since learned one person had to be taken to the hospital. the cause of the fire is now under investigation. 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 with us!
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winter storm warnings in effect for parts of the upstate and advance of a developing winter storm. and take a look at this -- we told you just a few minutes ago about the problems in washington d.c. -- this is a live look at traffic there this morning, as thousands are trying to make their way to work. we've been watching this feed, and seen multiple police cars dealing with accidents. our tim miller has been monitoring this changing weather situation overnight. tim what's the latest. major winter storm developing that will have a significant impact on much of the state from columbia north. partly cloudy this morning, not as cold, lower to
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middle 30s by sunrise. later today, increasing clouds with widespread rain developing by evening. highs in the middle to upper 40s. rain chance 40%. tonight friday: periods of rain, some rain heavy at times. type of precipitation will be based on temperatures at the surface and aloft. northern midlands have the best chance of seeing possible heavy icing due to freezing rain falling for developing weather situation. we will continue to keep in contact with them and bring you the latest if they release any plans for the midlands regarding the storm. download the wis weather app for the latest forecast updates on this winter storor you can use it while you're on-the-go and it's free. just search wis in your app store. thanks for starting your day
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