tv WIS News 10 at 600 NBC January 23, 2016 6:00pm-6:30pm EST
joe gorchow has the highlights. your news at 6 starts now. parts of the midlands looked like a winter wonderland this morning. the first snowfall of the season blanketed whitmire in newberry county. but not quite enough to build a nowman. good evening. thanks for joining us tonight. i'm meaghan norman. mostly all of the snow has melted with the sun shining. certainly not the case for our neighbors to the north who are still dealing with snow and treacherous conditions. fortunately for us, tim miller, we escaped much of the hard-hitting wintry weather. storm system is pulling away from the state. still a bit breezing this evening as temps fall into the 30s.clearing skies and colder temperatures by
downloading the wis weather app. it's free; just search wis in your app store. standard data rates may apply. the first snowfall of the season left a brief dusting on cars and the ground. wis' carolina patrickis has more on how parts of lexington looked this morning. well this evening things have been pretty calm here in lexington. take a look at some video from early this morning where you can see just a light dusting of snow that did accumulate. flurries started coming down around 5 am this morning and picked up around 7. a light dusting that accumulated overnight. of course it's nothing you can build a snowman with but none the less, it is the midlands first sight of snow in this winter storm.
were flowing pretty smoothly again a light dusting of snow in some parts of i- 26, but nothing to worry about. traffic was flowing at a normal pace on this saturday morning. i spoke with derrec becker with scemd earlier who says more than 30 thousand power outages were reported statewide, most of that in the upstate. for now, reporting in lexington i'm caroline patrickis back to you. the storm brought snowfall to parts of newberry county this morning. officials say the snow was coming down off and on hroughout the night -- making roads slick. as wis' mike desumma reports, there are concerns of potential problems after the snow. "super excited...super excited...i just like to see snow all the time." a rare site -- white flakes falling in whitmire was something many residents enjoyed seeing.
in it! "on my street i live on sim street..it's up the road there...and it is slick." "i have a 2 year old son so i was excited to hear about it..it's nice to have for a day...not for months though." but like it or not -- for hours saturday morning the snow was coming down across newberry county. coating cars... some of which were already carrying more snow, from trips to the upstate. "it's been coming down pretty good...in patches and a lot of ice...a lot more ice than snow probably." "they're scraping it good...they're doing a pretty good job bututhere's patches of bad road...and once you get down to this area its pretty good." while the snow has stopped --- county officials the moisture left behind. and rain, that they say could create black ice -- as the area sees even colder temperatures on sunday. "bridges and overpasses did become iced over..and people are going at speed and then they hit the bridge and overpass and then
then they have an accident." for now first responders are asking drivers to remain cautious --- throughout the rest of their weekend travels. in newberry county, mike desumma, wis news 10. officials say several bridges and overpasses near newberry were pre- treated to try to prevent ice buildup. they say they are continuing to work with dot to keep the roads as safe as possible. sc-dot is reporting all interstates are open and passable with conditions rapidly improving. but if you plan to travel to the upstate use extreme caution. officials sasamany secondary roads in northern counties are impassable due to snow and ice and downed trees. more than 55-hundred tons of salt are being moved to the upstate dot county facilities to help treat the roads. this year's first major winter storm is affecting travel up and down the east coast and nationwide
flights canceled. many airports across new england are virtually shut down. nbc's kristen dahlgren reports from la guardia in new york city. hello from a very quiet la guardia airport. take a look behind me. it's not so often that we get to see this .. a virtual ghost town here. that means nothing going in or out. take a look this way .. the security check point is closed. the gate is down. nobody allowed to go to the gates.. so most of these stranded travelers hanging out in the food court. these are people who unfortunately didn't get the text or email from the airlines in time to say their flights had been canceled. they are now here trying to figure out what to do. i've been speaking with them all day and some say they tried to get a bus or train to their destination .. that didn't work. some left to get hotel rooms, but a lot of these people say they're in it for the long haul. one woman said she couldn't get out until tuesday and she is going to be sleeping here.
it's a mess around the country. more than 4400 flights canceled today alone and we're already starting to see the cancellations for tomorrow. more than 2000 in the books so far. although airlines say they'd like to get things back up and running tomorrow and return to normal as quickly as possible .. it looks like it may still be a few days. that's the latest from la guardia airport. i'm kristen dahlgren. back to you. still to come on wis news 10 at 6---
how a once-missing sumter mother is now behind bars. plus -- tim miller has your full winter forecast. stay with us.
studeuniversity officials say, the body of brandon devere scott was found today in a residence hall. scott was a junior art studio major from north charleston. an autopsy is planned for tomorrow. the mother of a six year old girl, killed in a
crash last weekend, has been charged. 29-year-old tiffany brown is facing several charges including felony dui resusuing in death and child endangerment. troopers say brown was under the influence when she caused a crash that killed her young daughter and injured two other people. according to the 'times and democrat,' two of brown's other children were in the car at the time. brown bonded out of jail and is now able to attend her daughter's funeral next week. a mother who went missing a week ago has turned herself in. 27-year-old shardae davis has been charged with two counts of unlawful
child. last week, officers responded to her home after neighbors called 9- 1-1. that's when davis took off, leaving her two small children alone. police say davis was reluctant to come forward because of an outstanding shoplifting warrant out of horry county. sumter police are still looking for herbert butler on a domestic violence warrant from a previous incident. initially, police believed butler had information on davis' disappearance. if you know where butler is, call crimestoppers, 1-888-crime-sc. the man columbia police were searching for, for assaulting a man in five points this week, has turned himself in. 21-year-old harold jacobsen, caught on surveillance cameras near the scene, has been charged with assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature. police say jacobsen punched a man in the head on greene street early thursday, causing the victim's head to hit the concrete. the victim is still in the hospital.
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last night -- columbia police responded to shots fired at the 'next up barber and beauty shop'. witnesses say -- two armed suspects wearing masks came in the shop demanding money. people in the barbershop ended up firing at the suspects. cpd has confirmed one of the suspect's weapons was stolen from a south columbia home back in 2012. if you have information that can help investigators call crimestoppers at
three months since historic flooding ruined the pavlovich ballet school, columbia classical ballet is debuting its 2016 season. this afternoon, company members ran through a final rehearsal before its annual lifechance performance and gala. the dancers faced several barriers at the end of last year, losing their studio and nearly losing their artistic director to a heart attack. several performances had to be cancelled. now the company's looking to make a strong comeback, inviting one of its former dancers and elgin native, brooklyn mack, to perform tonight. "we are trying to encourage people to come and see the production and the proceeds are going to an organization...this year its the special olympics..so we're trying to combine the arts and also their need...so i think that was my goal when i started the gala that we do every year and i bring dancers from all around the world." lifechance is at the koger center tonight at 7:30. the company's next event is in march when it teams
welcome misty copeland andd brooklyn mack for a fundraiser. beer lovers are keeping warm at the 'world beer festival' in columbia. the event is going on right now until 10 o'clock tonight at the columbia metropolitan convention. the beer list includes more than 20 south
carolina breweries as well as regional, national and international breweries. new to the festival this year is a cider garden and a section of hard root beers and sodas. tonight, the first 'dancing with the orangeburg stars' hosted by the orangeburg consolidated district five the fundraiser supports orangeburg schools. our own mary king and len kiese are judges and von gaskin is emceeing the event. coming up in sports... we look ahead to sunday's nfc championship between
tennessee today in search of back-to-back conference road wins.s. unfortunately... vols senior kevin punter... had different plans for carolina. he scored a career- high 36 to send usc home with a loss. === the gamecocks hung around though in beginning. chris silva... strong inside... hooks home two. === first half winding down... michael carrera.. finds room to shoot... cans the triple. carrera team high 22 points. gamecocks trail 29-28 at the break. === second half... punter kicks it into high gear. sets up in the corner... vols starting to pull away. usc's defense keeping them jamall gregory picks up the loose ball... works the give and go... before throwing down the two handed rim rocker. ===
off a screen... he's free to get his shot off... and he makes carolina pay in a big way. tennessee goes up 11 with under 10 minutes to play. gamecocks try to claw back... laimonas chatkevicius brings carolina to within five... with this slam. unfortunately... punter torched the gamecocks in the second... scoring 27 of his career high 36 in the final 20 minines. this tre... put the game out of reach. gamecocks fall on the road 78-69... to drop to 17-and-two on the season. the road unkind to the men today.... tomorrow the usc women hope for better fortune away from home. the second ranked gamecocks play at 10th ranked mississippi state. tip-off is at five. carolina enters this top 10 battle perfect... and wininrs of the last six meetings against mississippi state. the bulldogs... hungry to snap their losing streak to the gamecocks. usc though... pays little attention... to other teams intentions. instead... the only thing carolina cares about is its own mindframe heading into game day. head coach dawn staley believes focusing in on gamecock basketball will set usc up for success in
staley: "really don't worry about mississippi state and what their mindset is. as long as our mindset is where it needs to be and we stay in character i like are. just cause we are facing ranked opponents and a number next to their name isn't going to change what we're trying to do... we've been doing the same thing most of the year so we're not trying to change too much to what we're doing." also on sunday.... the nfc championship game. the panthers host the cardinals for a 6:40 kick. the team is not concerned about the wintry conditions playing a factor come game time. all the snow and ice has been removed from the stadium. so the field good to go. both teams ready too.... as we're about 24 hours from kickoff. carolina's excited for the opportunity to punch a ticket to the super bowl for just the second time in franchise history. beating the cards would certainly be near the top of the list of memorable moments this season. panthers fullback mike tolbert reveals one his thus far... prior to the championship
tolbert: "i would say earlier in the year we had a team meeting and coach brought in his super bowl ring
and trophy that he got from the super bowl as an put a stride into it." we'll be right back, but first, here's what's coming up on nightly news. coming up tonight on nbc nightly news snowmegedon.it is here and it is affecting thousands of people
the city of new york pretty much shut down. we'll have the latest on that. and guess who's mulling over a presidential run. former new york city mayor michael bloomberg. how he's third party run could shake things up in 2016. and an unusual matchup -- two sisters competing for this year's national figure skating championship. that and a whole lot more when i see you on nbc nightly news. one final check of your forecast
storm system is pulling away from the state. still a bit breezing this evening as temps fall into the 30s.clearing skies and colder temperatures by morning, lows in the middle 20s. high pressure build in for sunday and monday. mostly sunny highs in the middle that's all for this edition of the news at six. remember, you can get breaking news first on w-