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joining us. we're in first alert mode as we track a dynamic storm that brings winter weather to the midlands. let's go to ben tanner for the latest. winter storm watch in effect tonight through saturday night lancaster, chesterfield counties 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
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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
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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. closer. that includes in fairfield county, where more ice and snow is likely. our mike desumma is live in winnsboro at this hour. mike. judi, dawndy ---freezing rain is a big concern for county officials. that they say could make driving conditions downright dangerous very quickly. and it's why public works crews here in fairfield county have been taking steps
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with a plan. dot workers will be treating major roads and highways like 321. however, secondary roads and dirt roads will be the county's main responsibility. there crews will only have road scrapers to work with. that being said county officials said they want to remind folks of the dangerous driving conditions that could be present as this storm moves through. they said residents should be prepared to stay inside --- and have what's needed to get through a few days. davis anderson --- deputy administrator, 'fairfiled county' "the first thing you need to do is make sure you have your supplies at home..make sure you have your water.flashlights if power were to go out..make sure you can sustain heat in your home." will montgomery --- fairfield county sheriff "if the weather gets bad i would encourage drivers to stay off the road unless they absolutely management office has been in close contact with leaders of the school district. the call on whether schools and county offices will be open friday will be made by early tomorroromorning. live in winnsboro, mike desumma,
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with more than a quarter of an inch of ice predicted for parts of the upstate and into north carolina--sce&g officials are working to make sure resources are available in the midlands and farther north. sce&g had their tree trimming crews out today in columbia, as they do year round. with ice formation in the forecast--they're trying to do what they can to prevent ice covered limbs from falling on powerlines. the company is also sending crews to assist duke energy. "we're sending tree trimming crews up to north carolina--75 people to help trim the trees up there. now, they do the same for us when we need it and we're going to continue monitoring conditions and possibly send line crews up there if needed." ginny jones with sce&g says if you do lose power, be sure to report it immediately so that power crews can work on repairs as soon as possible. charlotte is bracing for the winter system that could dump several inches of snow-- more than a foot
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raycom's pamela escobar reports on the city's preps. city leaders in charlotte say this is a changing situation that could be dangerous. they're asking people now to prepare in case the power goes out. charlotte dot crews have already put brine on the roads and overpasses like so many in the emergency management watching the storm as it approaches the area. the biggest concern is ice. three i i a possibility of half an inch of ice..powerlines. bringing in thousands of lineman and asking you to plan too. "i want you to think about your friends and families. make sure they are cared for in case the power is interrupted. the panthers pride rally has been cancelled. the good news is it's going to be a short term so we can cheer on our panthers. for the raycom new network
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american airlines has canceled all flights to and from charlotte starting tomorrow...which could affect sunday's big game. . meteorologists anticipate 1/2 an inch of ice will form in the charlotte are to find request a refund, head to wistv.com and find this story. you can get weather updates in the midlands by dowloading the wistvweather app. you can find it in your app store. and the best part...it's free! you can tweet the weather where you live, and snap photos on your commute when you see sleet & use the #snowis10! the head of the state department
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released more details today on steps to combat tax refund fraud. and he's getting some help from a man who knows the subject well. jack kuenzie joins us live with more. dawndy and judi---we noted yesterday dor has ramped up its efforts to fight the rapidly growing problem of tax refund fraud here and nationwide. and we said those efforts would likely force some taxpayers to wait longer for refunds. today director rick reames called on taxpayers to file electronically, file early and ask for direct deposit. he says dor is working with the irs, other states and the tax software industry and developing procedures to predict future trends---all measures that could help reduce
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billion dollar problem nationwide. government payments are the target of fraud everywhere and that's because there is so much money moving via electronic means to the recipients. when you have that much money moving electronically you're going to see people trying to steal it. in south carolina we have let refunds grow in number and in size. and so there are so many refunds out there and they have gotten so large it is a big target for fraudsters. dor is getting anti-fraud help from frank abagnale---a longtime security consultant, but possibly best known as the young con man depicted by leonardo dicaprio in the movie "catch me if you can"---and a broadway musical by the same name. abagnale lives in south carolina and for the last 40 years has worked with the fbi
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fraud. he's providing his services to the state at no cost. jack kuenzie wis news ten. new details about a crash this morning: now know identity of bicyclist struck and killed by a car on 12th street in cayce. - accident:12th street ext. between scana highway and saxe gotha road -coroner: 31 year old erica lorraine bass died after she was struck from behind by a vehicle also travelling in the southbound lane of 12th street extension. -dead at the scene - accident shut down the southbound lanes of 12th street for about four hours. -driver of vehicle--area hospital, no word on condition atthis time. cayce departmetn public safety investigating--no charges have been iled at this point. coming up on wis--a winter weather frenzy is brewing across the nation. and many states are already declaring a state of emergency. details next.
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more from nbc's chris clackum. :10 :23 :36 :59 although, already a month old, winter's just now arriving for much of the east coast.. and what an entrance it's making.. with a storm called a monster. "we'll also be watching the snow from memphis to louisville all the way back starting in dc as we go through about the friday evening period. preps are underway in the mid-atlantic region where two feet of snow may fall by saturday... especially around the nation's capital. "we're preparing for a blizzard and i don't know that i have lived through a forecast like this" dc's mayor has declared a state of emergency starting friday... closing schools, government and businesses.. while residents stocked up. "bye, bye everybody...get ready" surprised it's taken this long for winter to get here, a foot or more may fall in philadelphia, new york and the northeast. "we've all been lulled to sleep a bit by how warm a winter it's been. it's astounding to me that we are almost to feb 1 before we had our first real snow
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the storm may become dangerous with what's expected to fall across the carolinas. north carolina :59 - 1:03 "sleet and rain will accumulate as ice making roads very treacherous and coating trees and having an impact on our power" . "when you get to a half an inch of ice accumulation, that's when things start falling." stores in the path of the storm have been had a run on supplies....some shelves are empty.... while airlines have warned winter storm watch in effect tonight through
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lancaster, chesterfield counties 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
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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. break a look now at your first alert traffic... saturday night lancaster, chesterfield counties major winter storm developing that will have a significant impact on much of
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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. hern mrn 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.
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a look now at your first alert traffic... saturday night lancaster, chesterfield counties 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
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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
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amoung potential presidential candidates is shaping up. for the democrats, hillary clinton is in the lead with 42.7 percent. the poll shows the former secretary of state is leading among those aged 50-65. senator bernie sanders is at 33.2 percent. according to respondents sanders is particularly weak among conservatives governor martin o'malley currently polling at 3.1 percent. for the republicans, donald trump polling at 30.8 percent. the poll shows trump actually lost ground in the 35 to 49 age group from december to january. ted cruz at 11.3 percent. ben carson at 8.9 percent. the poll shows jeb bush is at 7.4 percent, rising
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women, compared to men. coming up on wis--the northern part of the midlands is prepping for winter weather that could hit this weekend. we'll check in with meteorologist ben tanner. plus--we'll have reminder tips on preparing sidewalks and driveways for ice! break
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but we repeat, unfortunately, we repeat our mistakes in the areas that matter most. [music] i'm dawndy mercer plank. right now, the calm before the storm for some parts of the midlands. preparations are underway as people brace for a winter storm. counties throughout the midlands are prepping roadways ahead of freezing rain. same goes to our north in charlotte where some flights already are cancelled tomorrow. let's check in with meteorologist ben tanner for the
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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
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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. several northern midlands counties continue to prepare for this weekend's weather. 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
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on temperatures at the surface and aloft. northern midlands have the best mike desumma is making stops in several of them today. he joins us now from winnsboro in fairfield county. judi, dawndy ahead of what's expected to be rare weather event for the midlands county officials have been doing what they can to stress that residents take caution. that's not only the case here in fairfield county --- but neighboring kershaw county as well. both areas are facing the chance of snow and freezing rain over the next two days. kershaw county emergency directors say their public works crews have been working with the dot to create a plan for treating the roads. but with the threat of freezing rain they say there will be only so much they can do to keep conditions safe. the lugoff fire department has been busy outfitting a military vehicle capable of dealing with the ice --- in the event they have to go out and make rescues. chief dennis ray says his desire is to use that only
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what could be a dangerous storm. dennis ray --- lugoff fire chief "i mean this isn't the first time we've been through this..we remember going through this last year. we're looking at the forecast. we want to be prepared." gene faulkenberry --- dir. emergency services, kershaw county "our county public works.and our state highway maintenance crews..they have a good relationship.they stay on the phone and stay in touch with each other and help each other out accordingly as the needs arise." kershaw county officials say they've also put notices out to residents to have what's necessary in case they lose power. much like here in fairfield county --- leaders in both areas plan to make a decision on whether schools will be in session by early friday morning. live in winnsboro, mike desumma, wis news 10. though much of the developing winter weather is expected to hit the upstate harder than here in the midlands--the city of columbia is prepping just in case. the city's public works department has salt and brine trucks ready to roll, as
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prepared to temperature check and salt roads as needed. even if the temperature isn't cold enough to freeze water on roadways, officials say they'll be watching bridges closely. "even though the temperature's not getting cold enough for the road to freeze, the bridges still may freeze.so, we can go out and monitor the bridges and if we need to pre-treat that bridge with brine, then we can do so." for homeowners--glenn says to be safe, park on the street tonight just in case your driveway does freeze. use salt and sand on walkways if ice does form. you can get weather updates in the midlands by dowloading the wistvweather app. you can find it in your app store. and the best part...it's free! you can tweet the weather where you live. if you get sleet, snow, a dusting or just a few flurries ...
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#snowis10! eastover residents are demanding answers after they say four major roads were all closed at the same time, causing major traffic issues. billie jean shaw learned a few of those roads reopened this morning, but neighbors are still frustrated. billie jean? people in the area tell me they have been inundated with heavy traffic for the past two days after these three major railroad crossings leading in to columbia and orangeburg were closed for work on the tracks. i'm also told the excess traffic was directed to main street where there is no traffic light, leaving many people upset. "a traffic jam in eastover that was very uncommon for us." paulette cunningham says the last two days the small town of eastover was overwhelmed with traffic. cunningham says on tuesday morning work on railroad crossings at poultry lane, hickory hill
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all three major roads at once...causing gridlock on main street. "can you imagine five log trucks coming from one direction, then you have three buses, and theheyou have a long line coming from columbia and all being backlogged three different directions. if there was an emergency, god forbid, how would you get out? how would you get help in a timely fashion" in a statement, a representative with csx railroad company says the crossings were closed to perform maintenance works on the tracks. it also says "csx coordinated closely with local city and council authorities to schudle this important work." nat pop csx says it doesn't have the authority to actualy close the roads and that it was just working on the tracks. scdot says the closing was the work of the railroad. thursday morning the roads reopened. cunningham was happy to learn the news but says people in the area should've been told about of the closings in advance. "there was no direction from anyone as to what is
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and how long can you expect it to last." and while cunningham is happy to see things get back to normal lee faber says the heavy traffic could've been a plus for the town. "the more people we get through here is better opportunity for the town and population to grow and things of that nature so i have no problem with it." a lot of people also had questions about another road closure in eastover. bluff road, from congaree church road to griffins creek is closed until april 15th. scdot crews are repairing a bridge that was damaged during the flood. a boil water advisory is in effect for people along trenholm road from lakeview circle to forest drive. it also includes businesses in the trenholm plaza shopping center. utility crews are working to repair a water main break in that area. you should boil your water for a inside the state house- lines are being drawn between lawmakers after last night's state of the state address by governor
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will whitson takes a look at how the fight over ethics reform is shaping a decades-old rivalry. the state of the state address isn't just pitting the senate against the governor, but also the senate against the house- regarding comments made by some representatives that lawmakers on the other side of the state house simply aren't taking up ethics reform issues. and senators say that simply isn't true. after governor haley's emotional state of the state address- the tone in the south carolina senate has changed from unity to frustration. orangeburg "look, i'm for ethics reform too. you wanna know what my source of income is? i'm a lawyer. i've never hid that from anybody." senators larry martin and brad hutto took to the podium- hutto venting over governor haley's surprise "straw poll" of the body- "every senator that is for income disclosures to please stand." and martin for the implication that the senate isn't working on ethics reform. pickens "to suggest we haven't even taken it up, haven't given it a hearing? i don't know how you say that!" martin supported a massive ethics bill
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2015- but it lost momentum. "we didn't have the votes. laughs it's that simple. we didn't have the votes." the ethics bill fell apart- martin points out- because senators couldn't agree on income disclosure, which governor haley pushed last night. "i can go right down the line and tell you every- the senator is a dentist! the senator is a pharmacist! the senator is dairy man!" but frustration is also brewing in the house- with lawmakers pointing out a myriad of ethics bills- including income disclosure- passed the house, but are languishing in the senate. lancaster "they can take up the 13 individual bills, and pass the ones they're willing to pass." lawmakers did say the governor's address could spur action on ethics. ww wis news 10 an man who was caught on video allegedly abusing a dog in orangeburg county has been sentenced to 18 months in prison. according to court documents, harold leviner pleaded guilty to ill- treatment of animals.
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prison and 4 years probatioio in 2015, a video surfaced on facebook allegedly showing leviner abusing his dog. he released custody of his three dogs to orangeburg county animal control. thanks to some surveillance video, an attempted murder suspect is behind bars this afternoon. justin jenkins was arrested just before 6 this morning. richland county deputies say on sunday jenkins walked into the video express on two notch road, stole cash from the regiser and shot an employee. he was taken to alvin s. glenn detention center and is also being charged with strong armed robbery. the usc women's basketball team is getting ready to hit the court as they take on auburn tonight! 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. within the next 12 hours ... parts of the midlands
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meteorologist ben tanner has a look at the timelele ... how cold it's going to get and what to expect. break a look now at your first alert
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for the content of this message. winter storm watch in effect tonight through saturday night lancaster, chesterfield counties 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 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. break as the midlands brace for a winter storm, many of us are resorting to heaters to keep warm. the columbia fire department wants you stay
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as the midlands brace for a winter storm, many of us are resorting to heaters to keep warm. the columbia fire department wants you stay safe by sharing these tips! make sure to keep furniture and other items at least three feet away from heating equipment. you should also maintain heating equipment and chimneys by having them cleaned and inspected annually by a qualified professional. and always use a metal mesh screen with fireplaces. leave glass doors open while burning a fire. breaking into the alert center: two year old boy in tennessee who went missing a week ago has been found dead.
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january 14, went missing while walking with his grandmother and sister in the woods near his home in pinson, tennessee. -the announcement was made during a news conference this afternoon. -sheriff saying it was just a tragic accident -- outcome he didn't want. -the search leaders said they found noah's body in a clearing in the woods. they said they believe he just ran off from his family, got lost, and could not get back home. conference still ongoing--bring you more as we have it. break like his wife, jada pinkett
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lack of minority nominees. smith, the star of the drama "concussion," was in the running for a best actor nomination this year, but didn't get one. for the second year in a row, none of the nominees in the top categories are minorities, which has spurred a week of outrage. thanks for joining us for the news at 5. we'll be right back.
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i'm charles molineaux. states along the east coast are preparing for a big winter event this weekend...and here in south carolina we could be in for some wintry conditions of our owow. meteorologist ben tanner joins us now with a look at what we can expect going into the evening. winter storm watch in effect tonight through saturday night lancaster, chesterfield counties major winter storm developing that will have a significant impact on much of the state from columbia north. partly cloudy this morning, not
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