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with the iowa caucuses just a week away, the lows middle 40s. rain chance 40% wednesday-thursday: cloudy, cooler with periods of showers/rain. rain chance 80% wed 60% thursday clearing by friday with the iowa caucuses just a week away, the democratic presidential hopefuls made one final pitch last night to undecided voters at a town hall in des moines. hillary clinton, bernie sanders o'malley took questions from audience members during a cnn forum at drake university. sanders was the first to take the stage and defended his call for raising taxes in exchange
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"we will raise taxes, yes we will, but also let us be clear chris, because there's a little bit of disingenuously out there. we may raise taxes, but we are also going to eliminate private health insurance premiums for individuals and businesses." meanwhile, clinton focused on her wide experience on domestic and foreign issues while o'malley asked his supporters to hold strong at their caucus. the iowa caucus is february 1st and candidates must receive 15 percent of voters to gain any delegates. if you want to vote in next month's south carolina democratic primary, the deadline to register is tomorrow. the deadline to register to vote in the republican primary has already passed. the date for the gop primary is february 20th. the democratic primary will be held a week after that on february 27th. we'll soon get an update on columbia mayor steve benjamin's vision for the capital city in the new year. tonight mayor benjamin will
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city address at city hall. the address will be at 6pm. we'll have more on what's expected to be discussed ahead on sunrise. a big deadline is approaching for those who need health insurance. we are just under one week away from the deadline to sign up for coverage through the federal insurance markrkplace. the enenllment period ends this sunday, january 31st. if you don't sign up for coverage you could face a fine. the palmetto project says they are providing experts to help you get enrolled at locations around the state. here in the midlands, you can stop by brookland bappst church in west columbia this week from noon until midnight through sunday. for more information, we've posted a link to the big red 10 under the homepage at wistv dot com. should a group of ordinary people have more power to get richland county out of its penny tax scandal. a group like that already exists, but by its own admission, doesn't have a lot of say, privileges, oror power. members say something has to be done to win back the public after a damning letter from d-o-r about its investigation of the county's
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chad mills has the story. with richland county's transportation penny tax under investigation -- and under a lot of scrutiny -- should this citizen watchdog group have a bigger role in being a watchdog? that was the main question the group called the transportation penny advisory committee, or tpac, considered in this meeting -- its first meeting since the news broke that the south carolina department of revenue is auditing the penny tax program for potential misuse and illegal activity. "i thought the results were very good. i was very impressed with the tpac's efforts in moving forward
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issue behind us and to get some public credibility resumed." in this meeting, chairman hayes mizell told members like carol kososki that d-o-r still has multiple ongoing county leaders, and the few councilmen in the room if any of county administrator tony mcdonald assured the panel that measures are in place to spend the tax money responsibly. however, the members voted unanimously for an annual independent audit, separate from the d-o-r's "that's one of the things that the tpac can do. they can call for it yearly, and when you have a program of this size, an independent audit is just the right thing to do." now, the watchdog group will just have to decide what kind of increased role it wants to play. a plan laid out by councilman norman jajakson. or a very detailed one proposed by councilman seth rose. transportation director rob perry says that's a decision this group of everyday citizens will have to decide. "i welcome anything to bring about the public trust, and again, so we all look back and look at all these projects. richland county will be the county that did it the right way." chad mills reporting. richland county leaders will
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for a work session to start figuring out how much oversight they want -- and the process to make it work. we are waiting to learn more on the identity of a texas murder suspect who was killed in a shootout with columbia police yesterday. it happened in the parking lot of the byron road apartments, near dorn v.a. medical center investigators say a fugitive task force led by u-s marshals along with sled and the columbia police department were trying to serve a warrant on the man. as they approachehethe suv, they say the suspect started shooting at them and they shot back. "the preliminary information that we have indicates that the suspect is accused of opening fire first and officers assigned to the task force returning fire. obviously it's not our place to determine who actually shot that suspect. that's really something that the richland county sheriff's department will have to determine." investigators say none of the marshalls, police or deputies were hurt in the shooting. the richland county sheriff's department is leading the investigation.
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officer monday remains in the hospital after jumping over a retaining wall. according to investigators, the suspected shooter was involved in car theft, and led police on a chase before shooting at one of them. authorities say the officer was not hurt. the chase ended when the suspect jumped off a 25 foot retaining wall. he was taken to the hospital in serious police say he will be charged once he's released. investigators are looking at surveillance from inside a columbia barber shop in hopes of finding a 2nd suspect wanted after a deadly y ldup. on friday night, police say two armed men wearing masks came into the "next up barber and beauty" on fort jackson boulevard and demanded money. police say two of the victims pulled out guns of their own and started shooting at both men. one of them was killed. chauncy harris says he saw it all unfold. "it was hollering and screaming and stuff like that, little kids were in here." i thought he definitely was going to shoot me
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head. he told me to get down, so i got down on my knees and put my hands up and he said get down again and smacked me on the back of my head." investigators say both of the victims who fired their guns had valid concealed weapons permits. one of the two robbers got away, and is still on the run. if you have any information that can help investigators, call crimestoppers at 1-888- crime-sc. florida state university has reached a deal with an accuser in the case of rape allegation against former star quarterback jameis winston. fsu's president says the school has reached a settlement in a lawsuit by the alleged victim. florida state will pay 950 thousand dollars...including 700 thousand dollars for her lawyer. the woman says the university failed to respond to her allegations. she's also suing winston winston says he's innocent and fsu cleared him of any wrongdoing in its own investigation. winston was never criminally charged. prosecutors said the woman's story didn't add up and there wasn't enough evidence. a texas grand jury has cleared planned parenthood of wrongdoing over a
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controversial undercover videos. instead, it has indicted the two anti-abortion activists behind them. according to the harris county, texas district attorney, one of the activists was indicted on a felony charge of tampering with a governmental record and a misdemeanor count related to purchasing human organs. another activist was also indicted on a charge of tampering with a government record. the two belonged to the center for medical progress. that's the group that released videos which purportedly show planned parenthood officials brokering in body parts from abortions. up and down much of the east coast people are digging out after the massive weekend winter storm which has been blamed for at least 42 deaths. weather also caused federal government offices to close, airlines to cancel thousands of flights and coastal flooding in new jersey. nbc's dan scheneman reports. the snow has stopped, the clean up is far from over. "they're paralyzed by this storm." in new york, it was the second snowiest storm in the city's history and many
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impassable. "i was supposed to work today and i i uldn't go to work because i was afraid of falling." in the nation's capital, the government was closed monday along with schools and many businesses.... residents tried to dig out. "there's only so much you can do when you get 20 inches of snow." along the jersey shore... flooding..... the worst ever in the the town of west wildwood. another problem.... beach erosion has left a number of homes on the coast in danger. "many of them on tinkering on the edge of falling over." some of the nation's busiest airports were brought to a down." but ramps and runways are busy flight schedule and getting passengers where they need to go. dan scheneman nbc news. coming up...it's homecoming week for the usc men's basketball team, and the players are
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arena. and the carolina panthers are preparing for the ultimate nfl road trip...they're headed for the super bowl rick henry has these stories for you in your morning sportswrap.
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this is homecoming week for the usc men's basketball team. the gamecocks have a pair of home games....tomorrow against mississippi state...and saturday when they'll entertain alabama. the gamecocks have played three of their last four on the road. carolina has struggled away from home. they went one and two in those three road games. and they had to go to overtime to get that one victory against ole
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the gamecocks started the season 15 and oh....now they're 17 and two. this week they drop out of the a-p poll. they're 22nd in the coaches rankings. head coach frank martin hopes the team can crank it up again as they return to colonial life arena. theheountdown is on for the carolina panthers to superbowl 50. the countdown is also on for the recovery of linebacker thomas davis. he had surgery this morning on his broken right forearm....but he is
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the super bowl. davis broke his arm in the second quarter of sunday's nfc championship game while attempting to make a tackle. davis said after the game he was fully confident he would be ready to go for the super lows middle 40s. rain chance 40% wednesday-thursday: cloudy, cooler with periods of showers/rain. rain chance 80% wed 60% thursday clearing by friday break 2 a company in cleveland, ohio has
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therapy that shows promise for treating individuals with spinal cord injuries. monica robins reports. six years ago scott fedor dove off a dock and damaged his spinal cord... it left him paralyzed... while life hasn't been easy... he's grateful he lives in the medical mecca of cleveland... "some of the surgeries i had for some of the
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promise for treating individuals with spinal cord injuries.
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six years ago scott fedor dove off a dock and damaged his spinal cord... it left him paralyzed... while life hasn't been easy... he's grateful he lives in the medical mecca of cleveland... "some of the surgeries i had for some of the different devices that are being created and studied with the consortium of hospitals i've been able to benefit from a lot of the technology taking place in cleveland..." so when he heard that athersys invented a stem cell therapy that may one day help spinal cord patients immediately after accident... he couldn't help but be hopeful... despite the fact this current treatment wouldn't benefit patients like him... "i think there's going to be a lot of learning that can be applied down the road to
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situations such as myself and others who have been living with some type of paralysis..." the treatment suppresses the body's immune system from causing additional inflammation that can be permanently damaging in a neurological injury... it's been tested in human stroke many people could be putting themselves at risk for an overdose of painkiller medication because they're ignoring labels on medicine. the survey from the american gastro- enterological association included doctors and more than a thousand patients. 43 percent of chronic pain sufferers report they've taken more than the recommended amount of over-the-counter painkillers. and d ny g-i doctors say a a majority of their chronic pain patients are using medicines at a higher dose and for a longer amount of time than recommended. still to come this morning on sunrise... why some florida beachgoers were in for a surprise sunday morning.
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gotheir closing arguments with only six days to go till iowa caucuses. they were all at a forum together on monday night, their last joint appearance but not questioning each other. and now it is six days to go till iowa with bernie sanders and hillary clinton making their case to the voters of iowa. we'll have all the latest coming up on today. today, mostly sunny, warm highs middle 60s tonight, rain developing, lows middle 40s. rain chance 40% wednesday-thursday: cloudy, cooler with periods of showers/rain. rain chance 80% wed 60% thursday
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after sunday night's win over arizona--carolina is super bowl bound. pamela escobar spoke to some fans who are ready to see their team bring home the trophy in a few weeks. amazing plays during the nfc championship game gave fans plenty to cheer and stay up for sunday night. nat: 1:07 crowd screams ashton carter, charlotte : 2:55 i just saw them get the trophies 6-year-old ashton watched the game with his dad. ashton is a super super panther fan now, he has a full panther room, his room is all panthers and he did his birthday party here so he's a super fan and he understood why this panthers game was special ashton carter, charlotte: 2;19
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panthers are my favorite team and i like them going to the super bowl but 6-year-old ethan. what does it mean they won, where do they go next? i don't remember it doesn't matter what your age, nat: :17 one two three, hey the nfc championship win is worth celebrating. and the coach is thankful for the fans and all their noise at the home stadium. he hopes a smaller contigent will bring it to california. ron rivera: 28:03 i'm really grateful that they've supported us. and for those that do make the trip, i hope they're loud, i really do. not since 2004, has the team been in this position. matthew woods: 8:01 everybody's real excited, so it's really neat to experience tauras carter: 3:41 it's just california. florida fish and wildlife officials have an environmental mystery on their
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thousandsf starfish were found beached. people living on the coast in port saint joe found thousands of sea creatures washed ashore sunday morning. officials say the site is rare but something that has happened before. researchers say environmental factors such as temperature change or the recent case of red tide could have caused the starfish to wash ashore. the time is now 4:-- thanks for starting your day with news ten sunrise.
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we're following the latest developments in the alert center. and -- states in the northeast and mid-atlantic continue their snow cleanup. plus we're learning of another death in our state related to this weekend's winter storm. plus... warmer temperatures today. i'll have the latest in your first alert forecast. it's tuesday, january 26th. and news 10 sunrise starts right now. good morning. thanks for waking up with sunrise. i'm mary king. i'm len kiese. it's five o'clock on this tuesday, january 26th. tim miller says we're expecting to see warmer temperatures in the midlands today. he has your first alert forecast as you're waking up this morning. expect a fabulous tuesday with highs in the
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a slow moving cold front arrives wednesday into thursday with 1/2" rain totals possible through thursday morning. friday through sunday will be sunny to partly cloudy with highs in the mid/upper 60s.s breaking overnight in the wis alert center... state investigators are trying
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inmate who walked away from a correctional institution in rock hill last night. 26- year-old zachery lee reaves, pictured here, was sentenced to 8 years in prison for second- degree burglary. police say he walked away from a pre-release center in rock hill just before 9:00 last night. he was last seen wearing a tan-colored south carolina department of corrections uniform. if you see reaves or if you have information on his whereabouts -- you're asked to call police. a lockdown has been lifted this morning at winston-salem state university after a report that someone showed a gun on the school's campus. police say there was some type of altercation at the student activities center around 9:30 last night. school officials say the university was placed on lockdown whi police searched the campus. police say no shots were fired and no injuries were reported. there's no word if anyone has
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new this morning... a charleston jusge has signed an order involving details of how evidence in the walter scott murder case will be independently tested. the defense wants michael slager's taser and uniform tested from the day he shot and killed walter scott during a traffic stop last april. the defense and the state have agreed that the testing must be done by february 12th -- and if anything is lost or destroyed, the state can use that information in court. slager was released from jail on bond earlier this month. in the day ahead, s-c state university leaders are scheduled to meet with lawmakers to discuss finances for the upcoming year. last week, sc state board leaders submitted their proposed budget to the house ways and means higher education w. franklin evans says the administration was under a lot of pressure to meet last week's deadline. today's meeting is set for 2:30. the upstate lawmaker who's journalism registry proposal sparked major media discussion -- says his bill made it's point. representative mike pitts says he was not intending
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with the state, but says the instant media discussion created the reaction he expected. pitts told the associated press he wanted to spark discussion on what he calls media bias in treating free speech rights under the first amendment as more sacro-sanct than gun rights under the second amendment. one delegation in south carolina is expected to visit israel this week on a trade mission. people participating in the south carolina/israel collaboration's fifth annual business and research mission will be in the middle east through thursday. those who are going will visit manufacturers and business parks to name a few. 100 new jobs are expected to be created soon in lancaster county. a new company that will make cushions and pillows for outdoor and indoor furniture is relocating to that area. the company, 3-i products, announced that it is investing three million dollars to renovate an existing building near interstate 77. the plant is expected to fully open in the spring. jobs will be created over five
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there's now a fourth death in south carolina blamed on conditions from this past weekend's winter storm. troopers say 61-year-old jimmy thomas' vehicle ran off the road in union county and hit a tree saturday afternoon. thomas was reportedly wearing a seatbelt and later died at the hospital from his injuries. we are also learning more about one of the other three victims who died in the storm. highway patrol officials also say the winter weather played a role in the death of a jogger who was hit by a car. the greenville county coroner's office says 44- year-old andrew van evera of greer was jogging saturday afternoon when he was hit by a vehicle driving toward him. troopers say an icy patch in the road caused the accident. family and friends say van evera was training for an upcoming half- marathon. the accident remains under investigation. washington, d-c residents are working to dig themselves out from under the heavy amount of snowfall over the weekend. the historic winter storm dumped more than two feet of snow throughout the area late friday night into saturday. plows have been working around the clock to clean major roads.
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in the clean-up efforts, clearing sidewalks and digging out their vehicles so they could return to work. meanwhile, new york was pummeled with over two feet of snow after the historic blizzard. crews worked all day to clear the snow-filled streets. the storm is blamed for at least 41 deaths and has caused travel to come to a halt in the nation's largest cities. and tim miller's getting your day started with your first alert forecast. expect a fabulous tuesday with highs in the mid/upper 70s. a slow moving cold front arrives wednesday into thursday with 1/2" rain totals possible through thursday morning. friday through sunday will be sunny to partly cloudy with highs in the mid/upper 60s.s coming up on news 10 sunrise...
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one final push on the campaign trail. a report from washington on what candidates from both sides have planned with one week left to go before the iowa caucuses. senator bernie sanders used humor and tried to solidify his
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who wants to change the system.
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clinton defended why she should be the frontrunner on the democratic side for president. meanwhile the top three republican candidates rallied support in the first two states electing a gop nominee nbc news correspondent edward lawrence is in washington with the latest on the final push to the iowa caucus. in iowa the temperatures may be cold.. but the race to be each party's nominee for president is heating up. the democratic candidates highlighted their differences from one another as they made a final pitch to people in iowa. presidential candidate "i led the effort against wall street deregulation. see where hillary clinton was on this issue." presidential candidate "we tackled income inequality and produced results, not talk, action.
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president." meanwhile the on the republican side the race is getting nasty. especially between donald trump and senator ted cruz. presidential candidate "and i have no intention of responding in kind. i think the people of iowa deserve more respect than to see a bunch of candidates throwing insults and mud at each other." if you haven't already done so, tomorrow is the last day to get registered in south carolina. the deadline to register to vote in the republican primary has already passed. the date for that primary is february 20th. the democratic primary is february 27th. the republicans are scheduled to take the stage thursday in a debate hosted by fox news.
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says he's uncertain if he'll participate. trump told cnn yesterday he's "not 100 percent" certain he would be on stage -- because he didn't think moderator megyn kelly could treat him fairly. following a debate hosted by fox news last august, the real estate billionaire accused the network and kelly of asking him tougher questions than those asked of the other candidates. kelly responded that probing questions were part of her job. thursday's debate is also co-hosted by google. president obama is expected to announce new proposals to expand access to retirement savings accounts. the proposals will be part of the budget plan the president will unveil next month. one proposal will be to require employers that don't offer a retirement plan to automatically enroll their employees in an individual retirement account.. or i-r-a. another would make it easier for multiple employers to join together to offer retirement plans. a texas grand jury has cleared planned parenthood of wrongdoing over a series of controversial undercover videos. instead, it has indicted the two
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them. one of the activists was indicted on a felony charge of tampering with a governmental record and a misdemeanor count related to purchasing human organs. another was indicted on a charge of tampering with a government record. the two belonged to the center for medical progress. they released videos which purportedly show planned parenthood officials brokering in body parts from abortions. police in gastonia, north carolina have one man in custody after a shooting outside a mall. investigators say the suspected shooter was involved in car theft, and led police on a chase before shooting at one of them. the officer wasn't hurt. the chase ended when the suspect jumped off a 25 foot retaining wall. he was taken to the hospital in serious condition. police say he will be charged once he's released from the hospital. expect a fabulous tuesday with highs in the mid/upper 70s. a slow moving cold front arrives wednesday into thursday with 1/2" rain totals possible through thursday morning. friday through sunday will be sunny to partly cloudy with
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the panthers are flying high after punching their ticket to the super bowl -- and so are ticket prices for
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and so are ticket prices for the big game. the average resale price of a ticket to the panthers-broncos game is now more than 51- hundred dollars according to ticket price tracker, seatgeek. a pair of club seats near
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sold for more than 12- thousand dollars each, making them the most expensive seats sold so far. we have a link to ticket information on our website, wistv-dot-com, under the big red 10. meanwhile, fans at one north carolina church are hoping for a little divine intervention come super bowl sunday. the welcome sign outside of poplar tent presbyterian church in concord has become a hit with drivers, after church officials began posting panther pride messages. it all started days before the panthers divisional round game against seattle...then again when the cardinals came to charlotte. now--they're working on their latest play on words for the panthers' super bowl matchup with denver. the usc men's basketball team looks to rebound from it's most recent loss tonight. the gamecocks take the court at home against mississippi state. usc suffered it's second loss of the season saturday to tennessee. tonight's game is at 7 on the sec network.
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changes to america's prison systems. what president obama has proposed to alleviate the supposed stress on the inmates themselves. hallie jackson good morning and this morning
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iowa for the 2016 republican nomination at the caucuses just six days away is heating up. donald trump out late last night some new strong words for rival ted cruz as cruz rolls out a new attack ad against donald trump. and let's not forget about the candidates further behind in the pack hoping to make a strong showing coming in potentially third like marco rubio for example. we will have a look at the state of play in the gop race coming up on the today show. families concerned about their exposure to lead in flint, michigan can now get tested for
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molina healthcare is hosting the event which is scheduled to begin this afternoon at an elementary school. the tests are available for children up to six- years-old. additional lead testing has already been scheduled for the first week of february. during the last several weeks, the national guard has been assisting the people in flint by providing bottled water. an emergency city council meeting is set to begin this afternoon in atlantic city, new jersey where city officials will discuss filing for bankruptcy. mayor don guardian says with no help from the state, the atlantic city council has to consider all options. the guardian also cited a recent veto of a bill by governor and republican presidential candidate chris christie, that would have provided financial assistance as being the final blow that put bankruptcy on the table. president obama says he is moving to ban solitary confinement for juvenile and low- level offenders in federal prisons. the president wrote that solitary confinement diminishes chances for successful rehabilitation. he said his decision followed a justice department review.
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should be a last resort, used for inmates that pose threats to themselves or staff members. the move will affect 10-thousand federal inmates, and also limit solitary confinement for the mentally ill. the owners of the sunken cargo ship el faro have reached a settlement with ten of the crew member's families. court documents say tote maritime will pay each of the 10 families 500-thousand-dollars to settle pending lawsuits. el faro sank in october of last year -- after getting caught in a category four hurricane near the bahamas. all thirty-three crew members on board died. attorneys for five of the families filed a claim in november saying el faro was overdue for repairs. florida state has a deal with the woman who accused former star quarterback jameis winston of rape. fsu's president says the school has reached a settlement in a lawsuit by the alleged victim. florida state will pay 950 thousand dollars...including 700 thousand dollars for her lawyer. the woman says the university failed to respond to her allegations.
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winston says he's innocent and fsu cleared him of any wrongdoing in its own investigation. winston was never criminally charged. prosecutors said the woman's story didn't add up and there wasn't enough evidence. this past weekend's blizzard has loosened its grip on the northeast, but the effects of the storm are still being felt. at new york's laguardia airport, a back log of flights and a traffic accident created a traffic nightmare. as you can see in these aerial videos, cars are crawling along in bumper-to-bumper traffic for miles leading to and from the airport. the traffic even caused some people to walk with their luggage into the terminal so they didn't miss their flights. expect a fabulous tuesday with highs in the mid/upper 70s. a slow moving cold front arrives wednesday into thursday with 1/2" rain totals possible through thursday morning. friday through sunday will be sunny to partly cloudy with highs in the mid/upper 60s.s the time is now 5:--.
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i'm mary king. it's 5:30, on this tuesday, january 26th. top stories this morning... rock hill authorities are looking for an inmate who walked away from a pre- release center. the department of corrections is looking for zachery lee reaves. they say he walked away from the catawba pre- release center just before 9:00 last night. he'd been serving time for burglary. if you see him-- call police. plus -- gun sales in south carolina see a record spike in just the last month. what retailers attibute to the rush of customers in gun stores. and tim miller's keeping an eye on ---- in your first alert forecast.
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columbia mayor steve benjamin is expected to lay out his vision for the capital city tonight
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his annual state of the city address. of course many columbia neighborhoods and businesses are facing major repair following the devastating october flooding. that includes damage to the historic columbia canal. earlier this month mayor benjamin made a trip to washington, d.c. to lobby for more federal funding for flood recovery. the mayor's address is tonight at 6pm in city hall. we'll be there and will have more for you tonight
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senators are taking another crack at trying to pass a bill to get more money for south carolina roads. lawmakers plan to take up proposals to raise the gas tax and cut other taxes in a senate finance committee meeting today. a bill to revamp the board that runs the department of transportation is on the agenda of the senate transportation committee. the house passed a roads bill last year. the dot says it needs $1.2 billion extra a year to get state roads to good condition. should a group of ordinary people have more power to get richland county out of its penny tax scandal? a group like that already exists, but by its own admission, doesn't have a lot of say, privileges, or power. last night, the group met for the first time since the news broke that the penny tax is under investigation by the department of revenue. in the meeting, members pondered a role where they'd have increased oversight over the penny program. the members voted unanimously for an annual independent audit of the penny program. "i thought the results were very good. i was very impressed with the tpac's efforts in moving forward so
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behind us and to get some public credibility resumed." now, the watchdog group will just have to decide what kind of increased role it wants to play: a plan laid out by councilman norman jackson or a very detailed one proposed by councilman seth rose. they'll meet in mid- february to start figuring that out. a record 50,000 south carolinians sought to either buy guns or carry concealed weapons during december. the post and courier of charleston reports the statistics come from the fbi criminal background check system. the spike came when president barack obama indicated he would tighten gun control measures this year. . right now in the wis alert center... pakistani authorities have closed all schools in the country's largest province following an alert over country's largest province following an alert over possible militant attacks. a government memo released early this morning says that 13 taliban fighters from neighboring afghanistan were
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attacks on schools in pakistan. the announcement says all schools will remain closed for the remainder of the month following these threats. the warning comes only a week after the taliban attacked a northwestern university killing 21 people. that university reopened briefly monday but then closed to give students time to recover from the attack. we are waiting to learn more on the identity of a texas murder suspect who was killed in a shootout with columbia police yesterday. it happened in the parking lot of the byron road apartments, near dorn v.a. medical center investigators say a fugitive task force led by u-s marshals along with sled and the columbia police department were trying to serve a warrant on the man. as they approached the suv, they say the suspect started shooting at them and officers shot back. investigators say none of the marshalls, police or deputies were hurt. the richland county sheriff's department is leading the investigation. investigators are looking at surveillance from inside a columbia barber shop in hopes of finding a 2nd suspect wanted
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a warning, some of this video may be hard to friday night, police say two armed men wearing masks came into the "next up barber and beauty" on fort jackson boulevard and demanded money. then police report that two of the victims pulled out guns of their own and started shooting at both men. one of them was killed. the 2nd robber got away, and is still on the run. if you have any information, call crimestoppers at 1-888- crime-sc. a big deadline is approaching for those who need health insurance. we are less one week away from the deadline to sign up for coverage through the federal insurance marketplace. the enrollment period ends this sunday, january 31st. if you don't sign up for coverage you could face a fine. the palmetto project says they are providing experts to help you get enrolled at locations around the state. here in the midlands, you can stop by brookland baptist church in west columbia this week from noon until midnight through sunday. for more information, we've posted a link to the big red 10
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com. dozens of law enforcement will be on the steps of the state house today supporting a good cause. officers will come together to kick off the torch run for special olympics today. this is video from last year's event. organizers say the event raised nearly 700- thousand dollars in 2014 to support the thousands of special olympics athletes here in our state. today's state house event is at 11. coming up on news 10 sunrise... some beef is going on between two fast food restaurants on social media... we'll tell you all about it as we take a look at what's trending this morning. up and down much of the east
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he was rated a+ by the nra. not for his promises, but for defending the second amendment... he's a man of deep faith, who fought time and again for the right to life. he laid out a plan to destroy isis months before paris. he'll strengthen our border and use conservative principles to put washington's broken fiscal house back in order. jeb bush. he's the conservative you can trust, to fight for our beliefs. right to rise usa is responsible
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are digging out after the massive weekend winter storm which has been blamed for at least 42 deaths. weather also caused federal government offices to close, airlines to cancel thousands of flights and coastal flooding in new jersey. nbc's dan scheneman reports. the snow has stopped, the clean up is far from over. "they're paralyzed by this storm." in new york, it was the second snowiest storm in the city's history and many streets are
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"i was supposed to work today and i couldn't go to work because i was afraid of falling." in the nation's capital, the government was closed monday along with schools and many businesses.... residents tried to dig out. "there's only so much you can do when you get 20 inches of snow." along the jersey shore... flooding..... the worst ever in the the town of west wildwood. another problem.... beach erosion has left a number of homes on the coast in danger. "many of them on tinkering on the edge of falling over." some of the nation's busiest airports were brought to a standstill by the snow, "so these guys are pushing and hauling snow from sun up to sun down." but ramps and runways are busy again. the challenge for airlines:.... getting all the planes and crews into position,
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wednesday into thursday with 1/2" rain totals possible through thursday morning. friday through sunday will be sunny to partly cloudy with
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gaga about your better half? don't wait until valentine's day... tell them-- today! it's national spouses day. busy schedules, work, kids, chores... and we can often take them for granted. take time today to let your spouse know just how much they are appreciated. some beef between two fast food chains is
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last week wendy's took to twitter to promote a 4 for 4 dollars meal deal. the day after their promotion, burger king took to twitter to announce a 5 for 4 dollar deal stating that quote "because 5 is better than 4." this back and forth caught the attention of twitter fans- including one who asked wendy's what they would be firing back. wendy's responded "edible food." while it doesn't seem burger king has responded to that comment...the back and forth has led fast-food fans to take sides. stay with us on sunrise. more of today's top headlines
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you're always looking for ways to save money, especially when it comes to your weekly grocery trip. well, with walmart every day low prices, saving money while keeping the pantry full... that's easier than you think. in head-to-head shopping, the total at walmart beat that of bi-lo. columbia, the total amount saved at walmart vs. bi-lo was $25.61 on this week's groceries - that's 19%. so head to walmart and see what you
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just into the wis alert center video of a fire in a high- rise building that sent plumes of smoke over central sydney today. this fire - just blocks away from the australia day celebrations started in the kitchen of a restaurant on the ground floor. take a look. you can see the thick smoke pouring from the building. several firefighters were sent to the scene to help extinguish that fire. no one was injured in the fire. to help those aiming to get and stay fit and healthy this year, evolution fresh has declared today the first-ever national green juice day to help get you back on track. it's partnering with postmates to deliver three, free, cold- pressed 'sweet greens and lemon' green juices to your door in 15 different cities, including atlanta, chicago and los angeles. starting at 11 o'clock this
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can visit green juice day dot com or the postmates app to get a free "green juice break" while supplies last. ben & jerry's co- founder ben cohen created a small batch of ice cream in honor of his favorite presidential candidate, bernie sanders. cohen made 40 pints of a flavor he calls "bernie's yearning" in his own kitchen. it's a mint flavored ice cream with chocolate chips. he's giving away 25 pints in a contest run by sanders' campaign. the contest ends at noon on february third. the ice cream is branded as "ben's best" and does not include a ben & jerry's logo. chances are you probably have more facebook friends than you can keep up with... a new study published in the journal royal society of open science shows that on average - only four of those facebook friends are considered part of your support group. those are people who would be by your side during times of crisis. the study also says the average
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count just about 13 people as close friends. expect a fabulous tuesday with highs in the mid/upper 70s. a slow moving cold front arrives wednesday into thursday with 1/2" rain totals possible through thursday morning. friday through sunday will be sunny to partly cloudy with highs in the mid/upper 60s.s happy birthday to everyone celebrating today!! send your birthday club pictures to: birthdayboard@wistv.com and specify the date in
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reports. we're doing a story about all the snow coming down and you see more and more of this- drivers who aren't cleaning off their roofs and so you have the snow piling up here. what happens is it turns into we're going to show you those dramatic videos and we're going to talk to those drivers who aren't wiping it off. plus, something else for you, we have the rossen reports team deploying out and doing what these drivers wouldn't do. we're cleaning off cars to help keep you safe. it's all coming up.
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top stories this morning... seven extremists who allegedly planned attacks in malaysia have been arrested. the detained men and women, are all between the agest of 26 to 50. investigators say they possessed isis propaganda. crime analysts believe isis has been recruiting from malaysia, with more than 200 people thought to be part of isis militias in syria and iraq. officials in thailand say debris found last week is not a part of missing malaysia airlines flight 370. a large piece of curved metal was found by a fisherman last friday. both malaysian and thai officials inspected the debris. they concluded that the metal does not belong to the same kind of aircraft as the missing flight.
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disappeared on march eighth, 2014 with 239 people on board. two former disney employees have filed class-action lawsuits against the entertainment giant, saying they were illegally replaced by foreign workers. both employees say they were laid off from the orlando resort. they claim they were given 90-days to train their foreign replacements. in their suit, the former workers allege if they didn't train their replacements, they would not have received bonuses or severance. disney has not responded to the allegations. and finally, a bloodhound in elkmont, alabama sniffed her way to the finish line and a top ten finish during a half marathon. runners say ludivine escaped her backyard the morning of january 16-th and took her place at the starting line of the trackless trek half marathon. ludivine would eventually cross the finish line in seventh place with a time of one hour-32 minutes- and 56 seconds.
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expect a fabulous tuesday with highs in the mid/upper 70s. a slow moving cold front arrives wednesday into thursday with 1/2"
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rock hill. we're following the latest developments in the alert center. and -- new developments in the michael slager murder case. what we've learned about testing that will be done on evidence before the case heads to trial. plus... warmer temperatures today. i'll have the latest in your first alert forecast. it's tuesday, january 26th. and news 10 sunrise starts right now. good morning. thanks for waking up with sunrise.
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i'm len kiese. it's 6 o'clock. let's get your 6am started with a check on your first alert forecast. here's tim miller. today, mostly sunny, warm highs middle 60s tonight, rain developing, lows middle 40s. rain chance 40% wednesday-thursday: cloudy, cooler with periods of showers/rain. rain chance 80% wed 60% thursday clearing by friday first alert traffic report breaking overnight in the wis alert center...
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breaking overnight in the wis alert center...
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inmate who walked away from a correctional institution in rock hill last night. 26- year-old zachery lee reaves, pictured here, was sentenced to 8 years in prison for second- degree burglary. police say he walked away from a pre-release center in rock hill just before 9:00 last night. he was last seen wearing a tan-colored south carolina department of corrections uniform. if you see reaves or if you have information on his whereabouts -- you're asked to call police. a lockdown has been lifted this morning at winston-salem state university after a report that someone showed a gun on the school's campus. police say there was some type of altercation at the student activities center around 9:30 last night. school officials say the university was placed on lockdown while police searched the campus. no shots were fired and no injuries were reported. there's no word if anyone has been taken into custody. new this morning... a charleston judge has signed an order involving details of how evidence in the walter scott
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independently tested. the defense wants michael slager's taser and uniform tested from the day he shot and killed walter scott during a traffic stop last april. the defense and the state have agreed that the testing must be done by february 12th -- and if anything is lost or destroyed, the state can use that information in court. slager was released from jail on bond earlier this month. today s-c state university leaders are scheduled to meet with lawmakers to discuss their budget for the upcoming year. last week, sc state board leaders submitted their proposed budget to the house ways and means higher education subcommittee for review. the 52-page document details how the funds would be spread out. interim president dr. w. franklin evans says the administration was under a lot of pressure to meet last week's deadline. today's meeting is set for 2:30. the upstate lawmaker who's journalism registry proposal sparked major media discussion -- says his bill made it's point. representative mike pitts says he was not intending to require reporters to register with the state, but says the instant media discussion created the reaction he expected.
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he wanted to spark discussion on what he calls media bias in treating free speech rights under the first amendment as more sacro-sanct than gun rights under the second amendment. rescue crews with columbia and west columbia say their search came up empty after reports that someone went missing in the conagree river. roads around the jarvis klapman bridge were shut down for a few hours monday evening while crews went out on the water. no further details regarding the incident were made available. police in gastonia, north carolina have one man in custody after a shooting outside a mall. investigators say the suspected shooter was involved in car theft, and led police on a chase before shooting at one of them. the officer wasn't hurt. the chase ended when the suspect jumped off a 25 foot retaining wall. he was taken to the hospital in serious condition. police say he will be charged once he's released from the hospital. the president of the citadel says he is setting up a task force to study and make recommendations about the campus climate for minority students. this came as new broke monday
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be disciplined after seven were photographed last year with pillowcases resembling kkk garb on their heads one of them will be expelled and the rest will get on-campus punishments. punishments. the panel will include members of civil rights groups and the local community. 100 new jobs are coming to lancaster county. a new company that will make cushions and pillows for outdoor and indoor furniture is relocating to that area. the company, 3-i products, announced that it is investing three million dollars to renovate an existing building near interstate 77. the plant is expected to fully open in the spring. jobs will be created over five years. and -- expected in your first alert forecast today. here's tim miller. today, mostly sunny, warm highs middle 60s tonight, rain developing, lows middle 40s. rain chance 40% wednesday-thursday: cloudy, cooler with periods of showers/rain. rain chance 80% wed 60% thursday clearing by friday up next on sunrise -- new
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3 inmates from a california corrections center. what investigators believe other inmates did the day of their escape to keep
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in the alert center this
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brand new video of that 7.1 magnitude earthquake that hit central alaska early sunday morning. take a look at this surveillance inside this hardware store. video was rolling on impact of the massive quake you can see the shelves in the store rattle -- and then completely topple over. the quake created a huge mess in anchorage - completely destroying homes. management of the store where that video was taken say they're grateful no one was inside at the time of the quake. florida state has reached a deal with the woman who accused former star quarterback jameis winston of rape. fsu's president says the school has settled a lawsuit for 950-thousand dollars -- including 700- thousand for attorney fees. the woman says the university failed to
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she's also suing winston, who says he's innocent and was cleared of any wrongdoing by the university. winston was never criminally charged, with police citing inconsistent stories and a lack of evidence. president obama has banned solitary confinement for juvenile and low-level offenders in federal prisons. the news came in an op-ed that the president penned for the washington post. obama wrote that solitary confinement diminishes chances for successful rehabilitation. he said his decision followed a justice department review. the move will affect 10-thousand federal inmates, and also limit solitary confinement for the mentally ill. police in california have stepped up the pressure on three escaped inmates as the search is now entering it's fifth day. the men escaped from their jail cells in orange country friday morning by cutting through steel bars and rappelling off the roof. investigators now believe a fight that happened at the jail later in the day right before a head count may have been a deliberate distraction to keep their escapee under wraps a
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"a disturbance occurred right about that time to potentially as a way to distract staff and to delay that second physical body count. we haven't confirmed that it's related but suspect there's a possibility" authorities say the search for the escapees has expanded beyond southern california. the owners of the sunken cargo ship el faro have reached a settlement with ten of the crew's families. court documents say tote maritime will pay each of the 10 families 500-thousand-dollars to settle pending lawsuits. el faro sank in october of last year -- after getting caught in a category four hurricane near the bahamas. all thirty-three crew members on board died. attorneys for five of the families filed a claim in november saying el faro was overdue for repairs. up and down much of the east coast people are digging out after the massive weekend winter storm. but the impact of that storm is still being felt, and efforts to get cities fully operation will likely continue for days. nbc's dan scheneman reports. :26
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the snow has stopped, the clean up is far from over. "they're paralyzed by this storm." in new york, it was the second snowiest storm in the city's history and many streets are impassable. "i was supposed to work today and i couldn't go to work because i was afraid of falling." in the nation's capital, the government was closed monday along with schools and many businesses.... residents tried to dig out. "there's only so much you can do when you get 20 inches of snow." along the jersey shore... flooding..... the worst ever in the the town of west wildwood. another problem.... beach erosion has left a number of homes on the coast in danger. "many of them on tinkering on the edge of falling over." some of the nation's busiest airports were brought to a standstill by the snow, "so these guys are pushing and hauling snow from sun up to sun down." but ramps and runways are busy again. the challenge for airlines:.... getting all the planes and crews into position, assembling a flight schedule and getting passengers where they need to go.
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today, mostly sunny, warm highs middle 60s tonight, rain developing, lows middle 40s. rain chance 40% wednesday-thursday: cloudy, cooler with periods of showers/rain. rain chance 80% wed 60% thursday clearing by friday today's picture the weather is from lucas
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send us your weather pictures to po box 367, columbia, sc 29202. the panthers are flying high after punching their ticket to the super bowl -- and so are ticket prices for the big game. the average resale price of a ticket to the panthers-broncos game is now more than 51- hundred dollars according to ticket price tracker, seatgeek. a pair of club seats near mid-field already have sold for more than 12- thousand dollars each, making them the most expensive seats sold so far. we have a link to ticket information on our website, wistv-dot-com, under the big red 10. the usc men's basketball looks
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it's most recent lost tonight. the gamecocks take the court tonight at home against mississippi state. usc suffered it's second loss of the season saturday to tennessee. tonight's game is at 7pm on the sec network up next on sunrise -- a look at your tuesday headlines. thanks for starting your morning with news 10. hallie jackson good morning and this morning the race here in iowa for the
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the caucuses just six days away is heating up. donald trump out late last night some new strong words for rival ted cruz as cruz rolls out a new attack ad against donald trump.
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candidates further behind in the pack hoping to make a strong showing coming in potentially third like marco rubio for example. we will have a look at the state of play in the gop race coming up on the today show. today, mostly sunny, warm highs middle 60s tonight, rain developing, lows middle 40s. rain chance 40% wednesday-thursday: cloudy, cooler with periods of showers/rain. rain chance 80% wed 60% thursday clearing by friday federal government offices in the washington d.c. area will remain closed today as
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continues from the blizzard that pounded the east coast. more than 40 deaths are now linked to that storm thousands of flights were delayed or cancelled again monday -- but the number has fallen steadily each day since friday. airports in d.c. and new york city saw the most cancellations. as the water crisis continues in flint, michigan, families concerned about exposure to lead are getting some help. a healthcare company is offering free testing today at an area elementary school for children up to six years old. meanwhile -- michigan lawmakers are going back and forth on how to handle the crisis. democrats question whether the investigation by the state attorney general's office will be impartial, because the lead investigator made campaign donations to republican governor rick snyder. many have called for snyder to resign. a number of officials at the local, state and federal level have already resigned. an emergency city council meeting is scheduled today in atlantic city where city officials will discuss filing for bankruptcy. the city's mayor says with no help from the
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has to consider all options. he also cites a recent veto of a bill by governor and republican presidential candidate chris christie, that would have provided financial assistance, as being the final blow that put bankruptcy on the table. a texas grand jury has cleared planned parenthood of wrongdoing over a series of controversial undercover videos. instead, it has indicted the two anti-abortion activists behind them. according to the harris county, texas district attorney, both were indicted on a felony charge of tampering with a governmental record, and one was also hit with a misdemeanor count related to purchasing human organs. the two belonged to the center for medical progress. that's the group that released videos which purportedly show planned parenthood officials brokering in body parts from abortions. the world health organization says the zika virus that's suspected of causing birth defects is likely to spread to every country in the americas where the mosquito that carries it can be found. that's everywhere except for canada and continental chile. officials say virus is new to the region, so few people have immunity to it.
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americas was confirmed last may in brazil. ahead all new in our next half hour of sunrise... street fight. where two men stopped traffic in a brawl for all, that had other drivers doing a double take. the time is now 6:--. thanks for starting your day with news 10 sunrise. we are back with another half good morning. thanks for waking up with sunrise. i'm len kiese.
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it's 6:30. top stories this morning... rock hill authorities are looking for an inmate who walked away from a pre- release center. the department of corrections is looking for zachery lee reaves. they say he walked away from the catawba pre- release center just before 9:00 last night. he'd been serving time for burglary. if you see him-- call police. plus -- gun sales in south carolina see a record spike in just the last month. what retailers attribute to the rush of customers in gun stores. and tim miller's keeping an eye on your first alert forecast. today, mostly sunny, warm highs middle 60s tonight, rain developing, lows middle 40s. rain chance 40% wednesday-thursday: cloudy, cooler with periods of showers/rain.
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columbia mayor steve benjamin will lay out his vision for the capital city tonight during his annual state of the city address. of course many columbia neighborhoods and businesses are facing major repair following the devastating october flooding. that includes damage to the historic columbia canal. earlier this month mayor benjamin made a trip to washington, d.c. to lobby for more federal funding for flood recovery. the mayor's address is tonight at 6pm in city hall. we'll be there and will have more for you tonight on wis. today lawmakers will continue discussions about refugees coming to south carolina. members of the senate subcommittee on refugee resettlement will meet with dss officials and a rep with lutheran services carolinas to discuss resources. syrian refugees began arriving in south carolina and other states late last year, despite a request from governor haley that they not be placed
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senators are taking another crack at trying to pass a bill to get more money for south carolina roads. lawmakers plan to take up proposals to raise the gas tax and cut other taxes in a senate finance committee meeting today. a bill to revamp the board that runs the department of transportation is on the agenda of the senate transportation committee. the house passed a roads bill last year. the dot says it needs $1.2 billion extra a year to get state roads to good condition should a group of ordinary people have more power to get richland county out of its penny tax scandal? a group like that already exists, but by its own admission, doesn't have a lot of say, privileges, or power. last night, the group met for the first time since the news broke that the penny tax is under investigation by the department of revenue. in the meeting, members pondered a role where they'd have increased oversight over the penny program. the members voted unanimously for an annual independent audit of the penny program. "i thought the results were very good. i was very impressed with the tpac's efforts in moving forward so that we can get this audit issue
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to get some public credibility resumed." now, the watchdog group will just have to decide what kind of increased role it wants to play: a plan laid out by councilman norman jackson or a very detailed one proposed by councilman seth rose. they'll meet in mid- february to start figuring that out. just into the alert center a new cnn-orc poll released just a few moments ago -- shows donald trump has hit a new high in the race for the republican nomination. according to the poll more than 4-in-10 republican voters nationwide now say they'll back the billionaire. and more than two-thirds of republicans say he's the candidate most likely to capture their party's presidential nomination. trump has topped the 40% mark for the first time in cnn/orc polling, standing at 41%. that more than doubles the support of his nearest competitor, texas sen. ted cruz, who notches 19%
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a murder suspect wanted in texas is dead after a shootout with police in columbia. it happened in the parking lot of the byron road apartments, near dorn v.a. medical center investigators say a fugitive task force led by u-s marshals along with sled and the columbia police department were trying to serve a warrant on the man. as they approached the suv, the suspect reportedly started shooting at them and they shot back. the man was shot and killed. the richland county sheriff's department is leading the investigation. investigators are looking at surveillance video from inside a columbia barber shop in hopes of armed men wearing masks came into the "next up barber and beauty" on fort jackson boulevard and demanded money. then police report that two of the victims pulled out guns of their own and started shooting at both men. one of them was killed. one of the two robbers got away, and is still on the
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if you have any information, call crimestoppers at 1-888- crime-sc. a record 50,000 south carolinians sought to either buy guns or carry concealed weapons during december. the post and courier of charleston reports the statistics come from the fbi criminal background check system. the spike came when president barack obama indicated he would tighten gun control measures this year. . up next on sunrise -- it's a bird, it's a plane, it's..... advertising??? hear from a north carolina woman who says a banner came crashing out of the sky onto her home before sunday's nfc championship game. with the iowa caucuses just a week away, the democratic
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made one final pitch monday night to undecided voters at a town hall in iowa. hillary clinton, bernie sanders, and martin o'malley took questions from audience members during a c-n-n forum at drake university. social and economic inequality was a big theme of the night -- with each candidate laying out their own vision. "what i believe in is creating a government that works for all of us not just a handful of people on the top, that's my definition of
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have a 40 year record of going after inequality and not only economic inequality, racial inequality, sexist inequality, homophobic inequality, the kinds of things that go after people to put them down and push them back." while clinton and sanders offered different visions for addressing the country's problems, o'malley asked his supporters to hold strong at their caucus. hold strong at your caucus because america's looking for a new leader. america is scanning the horizon, we cannot be this fed up with our gridlock, dysfunctional national politics and think that a resort to old ideologies or old names is going to move us forward." the latest cnn-orc polls finds hillary clinton is the leader among the democratic candidates. she leads bernie sanders 52 to 38 percent, with o'malley at 2 percent. a reminder that tomorrow is the last day to register for south
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be held on february 27th. one of boston's largest newspapers is endorsing ohio governor john kasich. the boston globe announced its support for kasich on monday. the newspaper has a large audience in southern new hampshire, the first- in-the-nation primary state. the new hampshire primary will be held on february 9. on the democratic side, the paper endorsed hillary clinton over the weekend. the republicans are scheduled to take the stage thursday in a debate hosted by fox news. but front-running candidate donald trump says he's uncertain if he'll participate. trump told cnn yesterday he's "not 100 percent" certain he would be on stage -- because he didn't think moderator megyn kelly could treat him fairly. following a debate hosted by fox news last august, the real estate billionaire accused the network and kelly of asking him tougher questions than those asked of the other candidates. kelly responded that probing questions were part of her job. thursday's debate is also
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take a look at this -- residents of one california apartment
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ordered to get out due to fears the structure will fall into the pacific ocean. the apartments are located near cliffs that are crumbling in part due to the current el nio winter. local police say it's to the point that one can live there, but some residents have said they will ignor those evacuation orders. this morning the faa and deputies in union county, north carolina are trying to figure out what caused this massive beer banner you can see the home is nearly covered. susan broome says it came down just before the panthers game sunday night. she was inside her home -- and heard it all happen. we're told the banner was
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the pilot posted video to facebook of the chopper taking off. a preliminary investigation shows the helicopter developed some sort of mechanical problem when the banner came down. the homeowner says the pilot came by and apologized... and agreed to pay for any damages. caught on camera -- road rage on a street in austin, texas. the man who shot this video says two men exchanged rude and obscene gestures, and then got out of their cars. one started swinging a bat, the other then grabbed a long poll. when the light turned green, the men got back in their cars and took off. they were already gone when police arrived to the scene. police are investigating the incident as an aggravated
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police in malaysia say men and women between the ages of 26 - 50 possessed isis propaganda. officials say the suspects had been given instructions by isis to attack but the method of their attack was not finalized. police said isis had posted a video that warns of attacks on malaysia. malaysia has not experienced major terrorist attacks in the past, but their neighboring country, indonesia has witnessed isis
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there's now a fourth death in south carolina blamed on conditions from this past weekend's winter storm. troopers say 61-year-old jimmy thomas' vehicle ran off the road in union county and hit a tree saturday afternoon. thomas was reportedly wearing a seatbelt and later died at the hospital from his injuries. we are also learning more about one of the other victims who died in the storm. highway patrol officials also say the winter weather played a role in the death of a jogger who was hit by a car. the greenville county coroner's office says 44- year-old andrew van evera of greer was jogging saturday afternoon when he was hit by a vehicle driving toward him. troopers say an icy patch in the road caused the accident. family and friends say van evera was training for an upcoming half- marathon. the accident remains under investigation. this blizzard has since loosened its grip on the northeast, but the effects of the storm are still being felt. at new york's laguardia airport, a back log of flights and a traffic accident created a traffic nightmare. as you can see in these aerial
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crawling along in bumper-to-bumper traffic for miles leading to and from the airport. some even got out and walked with their luggage so they didn't miss their flights. and -- storm clean up continues in washington, d-c. plows have been out trying to clear off all the major roads for the past few today. ==toss to weather== today, mostly sunny, warm highs middle 60s tonight, rain developing, lows middle 40s. rain chance 80% wed 60% thursday clearing by friday a big deadline is approaching
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need health insurance. we are less one week away from the deadline to sign up for coverage through the federal insurance marketplace. the enrollment period ends this sunday, january 31st. if you don't sign up for coverage you could face a fine. the palmetto project says they are providing experts to help you get enrolled at locations around the state. here in the midlands, you can stop by brookland baptist church in west columbia this week from noon until midnight through sunday. for more information, we've posted a link to the big red 10 under the homepage at wistv dot com. dozens of law enforcement will be on the steps of the state house today supporting a good cause. officers will come together to kick off the torch run for special olympics today. this is video from last year's event. organizers say the event raised olympics athletes here in our state. today's state house event is at 11. the spring valley rotay club is asking you to roll up your sleeve and give the gift of life. the group is partnering with the american red cross for a blood drive today. it's from 2 to 7 at spring
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on sparkleberry lane, in northeast columbia. 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! good morning. straight ahead on today..
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zzard of 2016.. leading to growing frustrations, up and down the east coast.
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to the region. we'll have it all covered. also ahead.. a new warning on over-the-counter pain medications. are you taking too many.. and jeopardizing your health? those stories, plus.. we'll go one-on-one with oscar winner, dustin hoffman. this morning, the surprising thing he doesn't know about his "kung fu panda" character. plus, he'll open up about the legendary roles, he's turned down. when we get started, here on today. top stories this morning... rock hill authorities are looking for an inmate who left a prison facility, monday night. the department of corrections is looking for zachery lee reaves. they say he walked away from the catawba pre- release center just before 9:00 last night.
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burglary. if you see him-- call police. a charleston judge has signed an order involving details of how evidence in the walter scott murder case will be independently tested. the defense wants michael slager's taser and uniform tested from the day he shot and killed walter scott during a traffic stop last april. the defense and the state have agreed that the testing must be done by february 12th. columbia mayor steve benjamin will lay out his vision for the capital city tonight during his annual state of the city address. of course many columbia neighborhoods and businesses are facing major repair following the devastating october flooding. earlier this month mayor benjamin made a trip to washington, d.c. to lobby for more federal funding for flood recovery. the mayor's address is tonight at 6pm in city hall. we'll be there and will have more for you tonight on wis. today s-c state university leaders are scheduled to meet with lawmakers to discuss their budget for the upcoming year. last week, the sc state board submitted it's proposed budget to the house ways and means higher education subcommittee for review.
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senators are taking another crack at trying to pass a bill to get more money for south carolina roads. lawmakers plan to take up proposals to raise the gas tax and cut other taxes in a senate finance committee meeting today. a bill to revamp the board that runs the department of transportation is on the agenda of the senate transportation committee. the house passed a roads bill last year. the dot says it needs $1.2 billion extra a year to get state roads to good condition the usc men's basketball looks to rebound from it's most recent lost tonight. the gamecocks take the court tonight at home against mississippi state. usc suffered it's second loss of the season saturday to tennessee. tonight's game is at 7pm on the sec network the gameocks are 17 and 2 this season. middle 60s tonight, rain developing, lows rain chance 40% cooler with periods of
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good morning. right to the point. hillary clinton confronted with a tough question from a young voter. >> i don't see the same enthusiasm from younger people for you. in fact, i've heard from quite a few people my age that they think you're dishonest. >> while chris christie gets defenseive when asked why he returned to the campaign trail after the storm. >> you want to go down with a mop? >> with six days till the iowa
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