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charles, the jury began working on the case against jack parker and doug taylor at around 3:00 pm. that, after a lightning quick trial that began only yesterday. both parker and taylor were convicted of violating federal gambling law back in 2013, but their appeal was successful---the convictions overturned by the 4th circuit. the appeals court said prosecutors had dragged their feet providing discovery material to the defense. this time around, the jury has heard nothing about the crimes that led to the federal gambling case. that of course, the april 2012 double murders by jack parker's son brett----convicted of setting up and carrying out the killings of brett's wife tammie and his bookie business partner bryan capnerhurst. both gunned down inside an
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ascot estates neighborhood. it was during the investigation into those murders that federal authorities targeted brett and jack parker and others on the gambling violations. today's testimony included an appearance by cpa ben staples---who helped the state nail down its case against brett parker. today--he was called as prosecutors tried to convince the jury that tammie was one of five people engaged in the gambling operation. that's one of the elements the government had to prove. jack parker's attorney tore into staples' testimony---in closing arguments calling him a liar---and suggesting staples testified for the
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securities and exchange commission charges in connection with a bonding business he ran. said attorney josh kendrick---"nothing about this case has been proven beyond doubt." i spoke to assistant u-s attorney winston holliday just a few moments ago about the quick ---- we're learning more about the texas fugitive who died in a shootout with law enforcement in columbia. members of a joint fugitive task force converged on him yesterday at byron road apartments. our sam bleiweis has more. sam? dawndy, charles-- earlier today officials identified that suspect as 42 year old damon jones, wanted out of houston, this afternoon we're learning more about his arrest record, which dates back to 1990. the first alleged violent crimes date back to 1995, when he was arrested for assault with bodily injury. in 2002, he was charged with
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weapon, and theft in 2013. all of these charges were dismissed. in september 2014, he was accused of assaulting a family member, and in october of 2014, he was accused of murdering his girlfriend. officials still aren't sure how he wound up in columbia, but members of the u.s. marshals office caught wind that james was in columbia--and sent the task force out to byron road apartments to arrest him for the 2014 murder. "these officers responded to that location, they encountered mr. james, he started shooting at there was a short gun battle, he got into his vehicle and once inside his vehicle there was a single gunshot from inside the vehicle." members of that task force include the u.s. marshal's office, columbia police and sled. richland county sheriff's department is handling the investigation. the richland county coroner hasn't officially yet. but, he says at this point -- it appears the wound
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inflicted. live in the studio, sb wis news 10. 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 investigators are now saying who was shot and killed by the victims of an
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at a columbia barber shop is adeyemi hannibal. he was one of two men who tried to hold up the "next up barber and beauty shop" on fort jackson boulevard. the two men stormed into the barbershop with guns and wearing masks. police say two of the victims pulled out guns of their own and started shooting. hannibal was hit and later died. the other man got away. if you have any information on who he could be, call crimestoppers at 1-888- crime-sc. a lockdown has been lifted at county school district one building. officers are searching for two people connected to a burglary in the corley woods neighborhood of augusta road and u.s. highway 1. the search began just after three pm. the lockdown was done as a precaution. tsa agents have found a loaded weapon in a passenger's carry on airport. according to the tsa, workers found a loaded
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carry-on back around 11:30 a.m. the pistol contained 17 bullets. the passenger was escorted from the security checkpoint and the police were called to the scene. this is the first weapon found at the cae checkpoint in 2016. inside the state house- upstate representative mike pitts is talking to the media about his which requires registering the media. he held a press conference at the state house today- will whitson was there. representative pitts' proposal gained a lot of notoriety when it was filed- the bill, which he says promotes responsible journalism- requires a state registry and licensure requirement for anyone working in the news industry in south carolina- but today, pitts explained a little bit more of his reasoning behind it. representative pitts he also blasted local press for what he believes is biased reporting- citing one story in charleston's post and courier regarding his campaign accounts. but he also compared his journalist registry to a concealed weapons permit
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rights of a free press to the rights laid out in the second amendment- "guys my whole point to this is very simple. to show there is a slant and a bias against the second amendment but against other portions of the bill of rights." representative pitts did say he wants to debate his bill, but wasn't sure how far it would go in the house. we have the complete press conference available online. just look for this story on the homepage. ww wis news 10. columbia mayor steve benjamin is just a couple hours away from delivering his state of the city address. and recovering after october's deadly flood is expected to be a big topic. our chad mills is live at city hall with a look
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he'll be delivering that big speech right here in council chambers. the public is invited to attend. you can expect mayor benjamin to talk a lot about the historic october flood. the mayor will likely talk about something he calls "one columbia" which represent how this city and the surrounding communities came together after that disaster. the mayor will also talk about the transition from that disaster to innovation. of course, funding is a big part of that. at this point, the city is still unsure how much the federal government will dole out to south carolina. the mayor recently made a trip to washington to ask for federal flood recovery help, including a chunk of the $300 million community development block grant program. there are still big infrastructure needs, like permanently repairing the columbia canal, and there are people needs too, in terms of rebuilding damaged houses and repairing small
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"he'll also probably also recognize that we have not and that we still have $100 million to repair on the canal for our water source. we have homes that need to be taken care of by the mitigation funds that won't get here until next year, and these people are suffering. we have other homes that are being demolished and raised again, so we're still recovering from that flood." you can also expect the mayor to mention the work being completed at the bull street development, referred to as columbia common. the new columbia fireflies minor league baseball team is expected to kick off its inaugural season this april 14. the mayor's speech starts at 6 pm. we'll bring some of it to you live during our 6 o'clock newscast and have a full recap at 11 o'clock. live in columbia, chad mills, wis news 10. volunteers across the nation and in every county in south carolina will spend tomorrow night searching for the
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the annual 'point in time count' for hud allows countie to get funding to help their homeless. from the the united way will check parks and abandoned buildings. and this year they're really relying on partner agencies like food banks to get an accurate count. these numbers can also help the united way recognize trends in homelessness like who is most at risk. "it's disturbing but we have seen families living in very inexpensive hotel rooms, sometimes a big family with lots of children living in one hotel room, which is very disturbing to us." to help the count, st. mary magdalene church in camden will offer a free dinner for anyone with housing issues thursday night at 5 p.m. the details are under the big red 10 on wis tv dot com. a controversial south carolina name is coming
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race. and the numbers are getting tighter for the democrats on the way to iowa. break
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the washington post reports former state senator jake knotts is giving his support to trump. knotts touched off a firestorm in 2010 when he called then-gubernatorial candidate nikki haley a "raghead." knotts' endorsement will be official when he and trump appear together at a rally in lexington tomorrow. right now, the three remaining democratic candidates are preparing to make their final pitches to iowa voters ahead of monday's vote. a new cnn, orc poll shows 52 percent of democratic voters say hillary clinton is their top choice bernie sanders comes in at 38 percent, that's the smallest margin between the two candidates since before the field narrowed to three. former maryland gov. martin o'malley polling at just two percent. meanwhile, donald trump has hit a new high in the race for the republican nomination. according to a new cnn, orc poll, trump has topped the 40 percent mark for the first time in
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that more than doubles the support of his nearest competitor, texas senator ted cruz, who notches 19 percent support in the poll. florida senator marco rubio landed at 8 percent and retired neurosurgeon ben carson at 6 percent. a majority of democratic voters say hillary clinton is their top choice in the race for their party's nomination, but her margin over bernie sanders is smaller than it has been at any point since before the field narrowed to three. according to a new cnn, orc poll, clinton tops sanders 52% to 38% among registered voters who are democrats and final pitches to iowa voters in a town hall set to air on cnn experts say the race between the
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(donkey sound) (elephant sound) there's a big difference between making noise, (tapping sound) and making sense. (elephant sound) (donkey sound) when it comes to social security, we need more than lip service. our next president needs a real plan to keep social security strong. (elephant noise) hey candidates. enough talk.
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a look now at your first alert traffic... middle 60s tonight, rain developing, lows middle 40s. rain chance 40%
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cooler with periods of showers/rain. rain chance 80% wed 60% thursday clearing by friday
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contaminated water crisis. and now this could turn into a criminal case. jay gray has the latest. 32-37
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water continues to pour into flint, michigan.. bottled water -- pallet after pallet.. hundreds-of- thousands of jeopardy for almost 2-years celebrities.. corporations.. service organizations.. continue to donate clean water.. the outrage is building.. michigan :32 - :37 has suspended two state employees -- and yesterday the to lead an investigation into the process, and possible cover-up of problems with the city's water system.. "we're going to ask the tough questions, those proverbial
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and when did you know it? we're going to get through and to the bottom of what happened in this situation." a dangerous - potentially deadly situation.. that continues in flint. jay gray - nbc news. transgender athletes could be set to compete in this summer's olympic games -- without having gender reassignment surgery. the rule change establishes hormone- based criteria. anatomically male competitors must prove their testosterone levels have been below a certain benchmark for a year to compete divisions. they must also declare their female gender. two former disney world employees have filed class-action lawsuits against the entertainment giant, saying they were illegally replaced by both employees say they were orlando resort. they claim they were given 90 days to train their foreign replacements. in their suit, the former workers allege if they did not train their replacements, they would not have received bonuses or severance pay.
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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 chile. officials say the virus is new to some places, so few people have immunity to it. the first case in the americas was last may in brazil. up next in the news at five: a midlands man could get hard time for a disability con job against the va and the verdict is a familiar one in a gambling trial.... the second time around. break welcome to the news at five
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joining us. the verdict is guilty, again, for jack parker and doug taylor in their sports betting re-trial. opening statements began just yesterday---and by late this morning, closing arguments were underway. both were previously convicted in 2013 on federal gambling charges---but those convictions overturned. the appeals court said
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their feet providing discovery material. this time around, the jury heard nothing about the crimes that led to the federal gambling case. jack parker's son brett----was convicted of setting up and carrying out the killings of brett's wife tammie and his bookie business partner bryan capnerhurst. it was during the investigation into those murders that authorities started looking into the gambling violations. 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 investigators now say an interstate murder suspect who died in a shootout with law enforcement in columbia actually killed
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investigators now say an interstate murder suspect who died in a shootout with law enforcement in columbia actually killed himself. damon james was wanted for texas. us marshalls got word james was in columbia and yesterday, members of a joint task force tried to serve an arrest warrant on him at byron road apartments. james shot at deputies. they shot back and wounded him. james made it back to his car and then police say they heard one gunshot. the richland county coroner
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death a suicide, but he says at point -- it appears the wound that killed him was self inflicted. brian dequincey newman has resigned as chairman of the central midlands regional transit authority. newman's attorney bakari newman resigned from cmrta monday. no reason was given for his resignation. earlier this month, newman and richland county councilman kelvin washington were hit with tax charges. newman pleaded guilty on charges of failing to file state returns for 2012 and 2013. newman's law license was suspended by the south carolina supreme court on january 8th. the verdict is guilty for a blythewood man for what prosecutors describe as one of the "largest fraudulent single disability compensation claims in va history." prosecutors say dennis paulson claimed he couldn't use his hands or feet and was wheelchair- bound. but the government says paulsen continued to lead
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prison and half a million dollars in fines 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 -- 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. new information about a school bus crash in indiana: local news sources there reporting that a school principal is the adult who died after a bus jumped a curb this afternoon. -update on two ten year olds taken to the hospital in serious condition--now stable condition. -twenty five children on the bus when it jumped a curb and struck several people in a parking lot of an elementary school. -up to five were njured, some of them children -- they're all being treated at
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-the investigation into what caused the bus to jump the curb is continuing -- the bus driver was not injured. -no charges filed at this time. with just six days until the iowa caucuses, polls show the races in both parties are too close to call. today donald trump said he's won the endorsement of christian conservative leader jerry falwell. steve handelsman has the latest from washington. :30-:36 :45-:50 :58-1:02 in a state where many republicans mix prayer and politics sot: sen. ted cruz :06-:08 "god bless the great state of iowa" it's a blow to ted cruz, who's campaigning as a christian conservative. donald trump endorsed by
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"great honor," tweeted trump march 2015 cruz had declared his candidacy last march at falwell's liberty university now he's warning evangelicals, in video released by the christian broadcast network, that trump has to be beaten in iowa cruz to pastors mandatory courtesy: cbn news/ the brody file sot: ted cruz :30-:36 "if he went on to win new hampshire as well, there is a very good chance he could be unstoppable and be our nominee" trump slammed cruz on morning joe sot: voice of donald trump "he's whacky. somethings missing there" unlike cruz, trump says he would cut deals with democrats sot: voice of donald trump :45-:50 tomorrow.
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in the republican primary has already passed. the date for the gop primary is the democratic primary is february 27th. 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 for more information, we've posted a link to the big red 10 under the homepage at wistv dot com. a richland two school counselor washington d.c. state at the white house. leroy york loves his job of interacting with students as the director of counseling at kelly mill middle school in blythewood. that's why a coworker nominated him as south carolina's middle school counselor of the year.
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counselors from the other 49 states, meet the president and first lady and celebrate at a black tie gala. "when i first started out in education 17 years ago, one of my aspirations was to be a school counselor. started off as a teacher and then went to counseling, so to actually get to the point where i'm acknowledged as a state representative for the career of my choice, that's really big for me." to see york and the others be recognized, you can watch the white house stream live on wis tv dot com at 11 a.m. thursday. coming up on wis--things are warming up in the midlands. we'll check in with meteorologist ben tanner to see if things are cooling down. plus--a seahawks fan's petition a look now at your first alert
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today, mostly sunny, warm highs clearing by friday the carolina panthers are the carolina panthers are preparing for their big super they have gone to their closets and
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jerseys the team will wear. panthers players will don the black jerseys for the game on february seventh. the broncos, who are the home team, have picked to wear their white jerseys. alternate jerseys aren't allowed in the super bowl, so that cancels out carolina's blue tops. in the franchise's first super bowl appearance the panthers wore white. we still don't know whether the panthers will wear silver or black pants. a bitter seahawks fan has started an online petition to ban carolina panthers
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from century link field in the 2016-2017 nfl season. the petition states "cam newton is one of the most unprofessional, unsportsmanlike individual on the face of the planet." so far, more than 13 hundred people have signed the petition. coming up on wis--talk about a cliff hanger! some homes in california are taking their ocean view to a whole new level. break the palmetto state unemployment
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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.
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he's the conservative you can trust, to fight for our beliefs. right to rise usa is responsible
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employment and workforce released the rate for december. it stayed at 5-point-five percent for the last month of 2015, the same as november. while that number stayed the same the number of people working in the state actually went up by more than 10-thousand in the month. nationally, the unemployment rate held steady at 5 percent in december. ford is recalling thousands of ranger pick- up trucks due to faulty airbags. the company says airbags installed in 2004 thru 2006 rangers can explode with too much force and cause injuries. the recall comes just days after the government announced that a south carolina man was killed in december when an inflator exploded. the recall covers nearly 391-thousand trucks in the united states and canada. ford says it will send letters to owners about the recall starting late february. j-p morgan chase is rolling out new atm's that don't require a debit or credit card. the new eatm's allow you to use a smartphone app
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the next generation machines also triple the withdrawal limit to $3- thousand and dispense $1, $5, $20 and $100 bills. the new machines will be rolled out later this year. 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 person could count just about 13 people as close friends. some beef between two fast food chains is trending across social media. 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
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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. 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 assault. no one has been arrested. eye-opening video out of western ohio shows an officer being struck by a tractor trailer truck following a single car accident. an officer was directing traffic when a semi crossed nearby train tracks, but then was stopped by the track's gates. when he motioned for the truck to pull forward, a train came barreling through, crashing into the back of the semi's trailer.
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hand but is expected to return back to work soon. apartment complex have been 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. police say it's to the point that one can live there, but some residents have said they will ignore those evacuation orders. coming up on wis--a dog in alabama wanders into a half marathon by accident and racks up a pretty cool prize.
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(phone ringing) you can't deal with something, by ignoring it. but that's how some presidential candidates seem to be dealing with social security. americans work hard, and pay into it. so our next president needs a real plan to keep it strong. (elephant noise) (donkey noise)
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and a detective "fish" in the tv series barney miller and his own spinoff "fish". abe vigoda was 94 years old and passed away in his sleep. an michigan high school student playing the piano inside the lansing mall is now an online sensation. it has been liked and shared hundreds of thousands of times. and get this.....west says he has never been formally taught how to play...doesn't read music, and doesn't have a piano at home. he says he learned on an electronic keyboard and from watching videos on
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gaga about your better half? don't wait until valentine's day... say something today! it's national spouses day. busy schedules, work, kids, chores... they can all get in the way... and we can often take them for granted. take time today to let your spouse know just how much they are appreciated. a family of sheep owners in croatia is showing us how to taking the shepherd business high tech. they're guarding their flock from the living room couch, miles from their flock, using a g-p-s device. the family still has a guard dog....more out of tradition, but it's a little blue and white g-p-s device that now truly keeps an eye on the flock. sheep tend to wander and in the past could get lost very easily. now, g-p-s tracking makes finding strays much easier. a sloth in ecuador had to be rescued last week after it was found stranded in the middle of a highway. the sloth apparently became frightened while trying to cross the highway and ended up clinging to a roadside barrier. the transit authority said the
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by a veterinarian and is in great condition. a dog's bathroom break turns into her big break as she unknowingly finishes a half-marathon in alabama. a bloodhound named ludivine was the starting line of a half the dog trotted along with runners for the entire 13- point-one-miles. she finished in seventh place! the pup was presented with a finisher's medal for her accomplishment. thanks for joining us for the news at 5. we'll be right back.
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thanks for joining us this evening. i'm charles molineaux. any minute now, we are awaiting for columbia mayor steve benjamin to deliver his annual state of the city address at columbia city hall. in the wake of last october's flooding, the recovery process and future funding for rebuilding projects are expected to be a central topic of the speech. as soon as the mayor starts his address, we'll bring you a portion of it live right here on wis news. the verdict is guilty, for a "second" time for two men accused on federal gambling
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