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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 several hours tonight through early friday, then again friday night saturday morning. up to .50" of ice may form. rain will be mixed with
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. ahead of the storm several counties north of the capital city are doing what they can to prepare. that includes fairfield county
threat of more snow and freezing rain. our mike desumma joins us now from winnsboro mike. charles judi much like other area here in fairfield county it will be all hands on deck over the next few days. county public works crews will be on standby --- working on plans to get the roads clear if we get what's expected out of this system. the county sheriffs office is also planning to have extra staff on hand. that'll be to provide aid in case cars go off the road --- and tao make welfare checks for the eldery. county officials say the dot will be the ones treating major roads and highways like 321. however secondary roads and dirt roads will be the county's main responsibility. officials say they'll continue to assess the storm and what it does m as it moves through. "we have people that call in all around the county cause the see snow..they see ice.they see any type of accumulating and they call 9-1-1.and at that point we'll have to make a decision on how to operate over the next several hours."
expected to start tomorrow makes things a little more difficult for county leaders. the fairfield county emergency 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 tomorrow morning. live in winnsboro, mike desumma, wis news 10. as we head towards the weekend, the potential for dangerous weather is already creating a mess for travelers. sam bleiweis joins us from the newsroom. judi and charles, airport officials are urging passengers to be patient and to have a plan in place ahead of this weekend. already in charlotte, a number of airlines have cancelled flights to and from the airport tomorrow: including american airlines, jet blue. but at columbia metropolitan airport this evening, it was a fairly normal scene for travelers trying to make it to their
delays for flights heading to washington dulles...and a few delays to atlanta...but so far no cancellations. airport officials say it's best to plan in advance and if your flight does get canceled that your first line of defense is to stay in contact with your airline. "as always, we're just encouraging everyone to check with the airlines first. check the website, make sure you're plugged in either via the app or phone numbers. usually they'll do their best to notify folks if there's changes in the flight plans. but right now, everyone is really making sure that the groundwork is laid so that way we don't have too many problems tomorrow if something does happen to occur." the bulk of american airlines' flight cancellations are in the northeast and mid-atlantic where the storm is expected to hit the hardest. major airlines are issuing travel waivers for those flying over the weekend. so if you have flexible travel plans and are booked on a flight and it hasn't yet been canceled--you might want to check and see if you are eligible to switch your flight to another date. we'll also be keeping tabs on the latest cancellations throughout the weekend. in the newsroom, sam bleiweis,
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." sce and g officials say if you do lose power, be sure to report it immediately so that power crews can work on repairs as soon as possible. in north carolina--governor pat
emergency as the state scrambles to be ready. the governor said the goal is to be over- prepared for the storm...and he encouraged people to stay off roads as travel conditions are expected to become dangerous. thousands of people are expected to be in town for the nfc championship game between the panthers and the cardinals...but the weather could put a major damper on the event. "we will most likely be here tomorrow and we will most likely be here saturday also giving those recommendations and also talking to officials who are maybe having major events and we will be giving them very clear updates on what we recommend as to whether or not people should attend those games and get on the roads" the governor said two people were killed overnight in north carolina due to dangerous weather conditions. and in the northern counties of south carolina, crews on i-77 have been working to prepare the roadways to help keep drivers safe. today, many of those lanes are being treating
salt brine. the mixture lowers the freezing temperature for water and ice on the road. highway patrol wants people in those areas to stay off the roads unless you have to be out. if you do hit ice, troopers say don't overcorrect too quickly. "speed up and decelerate slowly, easy on the breaks and easy on the gas, that way you don't lose control of a vehicle because your tractions just not going to be there." the key is to take it slow. snow plows and salt trucks are also being loaded up to be ready to go in case any sleet or snow starts to stick to the road. as we continue to monitor this system make sure you're getting the information you need this week. for up-to-the-minute weather updates on the go, download the wis first alert weather app. it's free in your app store for android and iphone. just search wis. state revenue officials are launching a new strategy to battle tax refund fraud. south carolina, one of many states trying to put a dent in what has become a $21 billion dollar problem for state and federal
jack kuenzie is standing by live with details that include advice to the state from a real expert charles and judi---many of us remember the spielberg movie called "catch me if you can"----starring leonardo dicaprio and tom hanks. today as the head of the state department of revenue rolled out his agency's new plans to combat tax refund fraud---he was sitting next to the man whose story formed the basis for the movie. frank abagnale----a longtime and highly respected security consultant---was in fact the young con man played by dicaprio. abagnale got caught---and turned away from crime and has been linked to the fbi, justice department and private corporations for decades. advising them on how to prevent fraud. he's now helping the state of south carolina try to cut into this expanding problem of tax refund fraud. but he says he's ok with being connected to a less lawful part of his life. i deal with that, that's part of my life and you know i did those things 50 years ago when i was a teenage boy and i obviously served my
i repaid all the money some 30 years ago. i've been married for 40 years, i have three sons. my oldest boy is an fbi agent. so i feel that i'm constantly trying to pay my debt back to society but i always know that people are going to refer to me from the movie or something like that. that's just part of life and something i have to deal with. dor director rick reames says abagnale is providing his expertise for free. and dor can use the help. reames says the transition toward more electronic filing has been a factor in dramtically increasing the amount and number of refunds. he says one thing the state will be doing as this anti- fraud effort moves ahead is trying to reduce withholding---so refunds won't be so big and such a target for fraud. reames and dor are encouraging taxpayers to file early, file electronically and specify direct deposit.
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 chance 40%.
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 morningng 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.
today, the national highway traffic safety administration launched a new public awareness campaign called "safe cars save lives." the campaign urges consumers to go online to check for open recalls at least twice a year and get their vehicles fixed as soon as parts are available. "first, ensure that you make recall service visits a very high priority. communicate clearly to consumers that recalls represent a risk they should address to make it as easy as possible for consumers to have their vehicles remedied." the website includes a free vin look up tool. it also includes several safety videos to help consumers understand where to find their vins and how recalls and investigations work. airport tsa officers say last year they intercepted a record number of firearms at security checkpoints. according to new numbers out
officers seized 2 thousand 653 firearms in carry-on bags across the u.s. that's nearly 20 percent more than last year--and the most ever. the tsa also says of those seizures, 80 percent of the firearms were loaded. among the airports with the most seizures were dallas, atlanta, and houston. when the going gets tough....the usc women's basketball team....leans on super sophomore a'ja wilson...... and the carolina panthers are hoping to continue their hot play as they brace for the cold weather...sports is
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obviously we're happy to be in this position but we're not satisfied. that's the balance you have to find. this has been an incredible journey this season. we've had our fair share of ups...the more you win, the more you realize just how special these seasons are. the urgency and understanding you want to take advantage of the position you find yourself in. these seasons don't come around very often. our idea of capitalizing on this and maximizing this season is clear. the usc women put their undefeated 17 and oh record on the line tonight at auburn. tip-off time is seven o'clock. if things get tight late...the gamecocks will lean on a'ja wilson to lead the way to victory. wilson is really coming into her own during her sophomore season. she's been named sec player of the week four times...and this week she was also picked as the espn national player of the week. she helped usc to a pair of
against ranked opponents....kentucky and texas a-and-m. wilson had a fantastic freshman season...winning sec freshman of the year honors and making first team all conference. now she's really showing everyone why she was the nation's number one high school player coming out of heathwood hall. a'ja has made the transition from her freshman year to he sophomore year.with great strides. last year it was a great year for her to kind of understand how to play at this level, how to practice at this level. and now that there isn't a whole lot in front of her...as senior leadership like there was with lisa welch and elem ibiam...she is just