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watching "early today."i'm len kiese. mary king will join us at 5am. a strong line of storms could pass through the midlands this afternoon as a massive storm system makes its way across the east coast. the storm system wreaked havoc in alabama and mississippi last night, spawning tornadoes and causing damage to homes and businesses. tim miller is tracking the possible effects for us here. he's in the first alert storm center with your wake-up weather. we are in first alert mode as strong cold front will move through the state today, ahead of the front we'll see showers and thunderstorms with a few storms reaching severe limits. the greatest threat would be damaging winds within a few cells. much cooler air will move in behind
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. another chance of rain may move into the midlands by sunday as low looks to form off the coast late saturday into sunday. today, scattered morning shows, breezy and mild as we start out in the e60s. warm and windy by midday with scattered showers and thunderstorms, some heavy rain possible. highs lower 70s, rain chance 100%. the timing of today's rain is best from 11am
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ripped through their neighborhoods. homes were damaged..along with a federal corrections institute. raycom's josh gauntt talked to a pastor who lost his home... but his church was saved. "its bad its real bad" this is what's left of a pastor's home on martin luther king road in the sapps-beavertown area near aliceville in pickens county.strong winds blew the home off its foundation.the church next door..still standing.. -nats- down the street.powerful winds split this mobile home down the middle.and nearly pushed it in the road.power lines are down.trees arestrewn all about.but emergency officials say thankfully no one has serious injuries. -sot- bishop ray jones/ local pastor "we thank the lord that it wasn't a loss of life..some
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amen..we thank god that we are still here.amen..homes can be replaced." -sot- "it told that woman to get out of the car because its coming" we're told the majority of this community packed into two storm shelters on mlk.longtime resident joe long junior and others helped pull a guy into the shelter as the storm was passing. -sot- joe long jr./ longtime resident "it was one guy he was trying to come in and it looked like it was trying to suck him out..we tried to "these storm shelter are great..and i tell anyone..if they want their life to get in one." josh gauntt reporting. several severe weather watches and warnings remain in effect this morning as that storm system advances east. remember you can track severe weather anytime there's a threat with the wis weather app. text "weather" to 803-10 to get the power of first alert radar right in your hand. messaging and data rates do apply. concerned parents helped shut down part of a school board meeting in kershaw county last night. they're upset about the possibility that two rural schools might be closed and consolidated. chad mills was at the meeting
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on the basketball court at mount pisgah elementary... ...parents cheered as speakers scored points against the kershaw county school board trustees in the loud, sometimes unruly, battle on the hardwood. one by one, they took the mic to tell superintended dr. frank morgan and the board they don't want to see this school and nearby bethune elementary close and consolidate elsewhere. chris mangum says a consolidated school would hurt the education of his children. "why do people want to come to a community? jobs. but with those jobs, if they have kids, why would they want to come somewhere where they don't know if their kid will get a good education or will be bussed 30 miles." the board has considered the idea before. it was part of a 2014 referendum that was shot
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now, the district is considering the possibility of creating another referendum that would include the consolidation measure yet again. "we are in the education business, and we have to do the best we can for the children. this is about children for me: safety for children, economic qualifications -- i mean -- the economics is one thing, but the quality of education is the most important thing to me." board chairman ron blackmon said the move to consolidate would only increase learning. in this meeting, he had hoped to talk about where to put a new possible consolidated school, but that didn't happen. after a motion to table the discussion failed, some of the parents in the crowd fought discussion was tabled until the mangum says it was a minor victory. representative grady brown, who was also at
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"they've spoken again and again, 'we do not want our schools closed.' the school board seems to not understand that." that was chad mills reporting. there's no new referendum at this point that would give the voters a choice whether to consolidate the schools -- even though board members voted 8-to-1 in a previous meeting to consolidate them at a site to be determined. our michal higdon is following this story this morning. she'll have more on the concerns about the potential economic impact on the area....if the board moves forward. michal will join us live, starting at 5am. most presidential candidates spent tuesday campaigning in new hampshire. but republican ted cruz knows he has alot riding on the south carolina primary. he held a big rally in greenville last night. "we're going to win the south carolina primary, we are going to win the nomination, we're going to win the general election, we're going to beat hillary clinton and we're going to turn this country around" cruz also picked up an endorsement from representative jeff duncan, a republican who
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next tuesday, voters in new hampshire will have their say in decision 2016. starting monday, our will whitson will be there providing live coverage. and then it's south carolina's turn. the republican primary is saturday, february 20th. the democratic primary is the following week on february 27th. an effort by state lawmakers to speed up the debate on how to fix south carolina's roads and bridges has hit a roadblock of its own. senate pro tem hugh leatherman told the senate finance committee tuesday that he wants to bring in the department of transportation and the state infrastructure bank to explain their roles to senators. that move would push the debate on the senate floor to at least the middle of february. state lawmakers are also working out specifics on how south carolina's lieutenant governor will be chosen in two years. last election, voters approved a measure that would allow candidates running for governor to pick a running mate. the lieutenant governor has always been chosen in a separate race. lawmakers have now decided that
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governor will be chosen after they're nominated by the party...instead of when they file their candidacy. this would all take effect in the 2018 election cycle. the bill now heads to the senate. there's a new warning from health officials in texas. last night, they reported a case of zika virus said to be transmitted through sexual contact. mosquitos are the main transmitters of the virus--though there have been a few cases where sexual transmission was suspected. now health officials and human services in dallas are reporting a patient who acquired the disease through sexual contact. medical experts say the case comes as no surprise. "dallas county health and human services has received confirmation of a zika case associated with acquiring locally, and as a result of that, we informed our medical community and the public at large that zika has made its appearance in dallas county." the centers for disease control and prevention say the patient who developed zika did not have
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most infected people won't have any symptoms if they contract zika--but experts are concerned about a potential link between the virus and a rise in birth defects in parts of latin america. family and friends of a columbia woman shot to death last week are remembering her bright smile and even brighter personality. last night, those who knew deanndra roach held a candlelight vigil at the vine church on clemson road. nearly 100 people including her parents gathered together to pray for peace and understanding. roach's ex-boyfriend has been charged with her murder. her body was found by investigators last friday off of farrow road. "she was a very, very beautiful person. i would never never have a friend like deanndra. it's just the small things she used to do before she left. it's just feels unreal that she's actually gone. i don't know i just try not to think about it." family members are now preparing for deanndra's funeral. meanwhile, investigators are
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additional information about this case call 1- 888-crime-sc. survivors and family members of those murdered at emanuel ame church in charleston are inspiring others to practice strong faith and forgiveness. the group spoke with students yesterday at benedict college about how the shooting last june changed their lives. under the theme of "no greater faith," the group went into depth about how their faith was shaken but grew stronger. denise quarles lost her mother myra thompson in the shooting and says she also wants students to know how to love themselves and one other. "you know the foundation needs to be laid that you're supposed to treat everyone the way you want to be treated. just because someone looks different than you doesn't mean they mean more or less." two of the survivors of the the shooting, felecia sanders and polly sheppard, echoed the same sentiments during the program. wis also sat down with sanders and sheppard...and you can catch the
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thursday night on the news at 11. hundreds of layoffs are coming to yahoo in a shakeup that could determine whether it's ceo can save her own job. the company announced yesterday it will cut 15 percent of its workforce. ceo marissa mayer has been trying to fend-off a group of angry shareholders who say she hasn't made progress in trying to turn around yahoo's financial performance. yahoo's revenue has shrunk during her time as it struggles to compete with companies like google and facebook. comedian bill cosby was back in a pennsylvania court yesterday asking a judge to throw out sexual assault charges against him. chris pollone reports that much of his case hinges on the testimony of a key former official. despite clutching a cane, 78-year old bill cosby moved swiftly into the montgomery county courthouse ahead of a pivotal hearing in his sexual assault case. cosby faces trial for a 2004 incident with former temple university employee
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she claims cosby drugged her and then assaulted her. cosby says the interaction was consensual. the key witness tuesday: former district attorney bruce castor, who had previously indicated there was an agreement that cosby would never be criminally prosecuted. on the stand, castor clarified that there was never a formal agreement with cosby. rather, castor made what he characterized as a "legally binding decision" that cosby would never be prosecuted. castor said doubts about constand's credibility made it clear to him a case against cosby was unwinnable. sound bruce castor /former montgomery county d.a. :47-:55 "i remember thinking that he probably did do something constand's civil suit against him. that case settled in 2006. the transcripts of cosby's testimony were released last year. montgomery county's new district attorney used cosby's admissions from that case to file criminal charges against him in december. among other things, cosby admitted giving
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her relax. now a judge must decide whether cosby's own words can be used against him. chris pollone, nbc news, norristown, pennsylvania. coming up...the gamecocks men were on the road last night for a key sec road game against georgia. rick henry will have the highlights from athens coming up in the wednesday sports wrap. break 1
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downgeorgia tonight to take on the bulldogs. carolina had some good momentum after winning four of their last five...but they run out of steam in athens. the gamecocks looking for their first 20 win season in six years.....
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on fire.....his first two shots....three pointers...usc takes an early seven to six lead. carrera finishes with 11 points. georgia pulls away late in the first hal.....kenny gaines with a three pointer.......he finishes with 17 points. yante maten adds 18 points.....the bulldogs led by ten at the half.....33-23. second half.....the gamecocks make a run....sindarius thornwell makes it a three point game....48- 45....he leads usc with
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duane notice cuts the lead to two with a three ball....it's 50 to 48...with just over six and a half minutes left. three...gaines turns this thornwell miss into a breakaway carolina drops to 19- and-3, tonight...first half...jaron second half...irmo's jordan roper with the steal. clemson wins it 76 to 62. we are in first alert mode as strong cold front will move through the state today, ahead of the front we'll see showers and thunderstorms with a few storms reaching severe limits. the greatest threat would be damaging winds within a few cells. much cooler air will move in behind the front . another chance of rain may move
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today, ahead of the front we'll see showers and thunderstorms with a few storms reaching severe limits. the greatest threat would be damaging winds within a few cells. much cooler air will move in
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. another chance of rain may move into the midlands by sunday as low looks to form off the coast late saturday into sunday. today, scattered morning shows, breezy and mild as we start out in the e60s. warm and windy by midday with scattered showers
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thunderstorms, some heavy rain possible. highs lower 70s, rain chance 100%. the timing of today's rain is best from 11am
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utilizing new technology to update how customers can get their cash. kayla tausche explains. we've got smartphones, smart homes and smart watches - now your atm is getting smarter, too. jp morgan chase - the country's largest bank - is overhauling its 18,000 atm's... and soon you won't need a card to use them. at the "e-atm" - launching later this year - it won't matter if you left your wallet at home. just log into the chase app, find the 7- digit code, and type it into any chase atm in your vicinity. it's one of hundreds of features brainstormed at the bank's innovation center in columbus, ohio. some ideas - like a fingerprint scanner - got left on the cutting room floor but others are being put into
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like, the ability to withdraw three times more money - and in more denominations. customers can now take out up to 3- thousand dollars in one dollar bills if they'd like. by the end of next year, they'll be able to pay their mortgage and credit card bills standing at one of these machines, too. "we do all this because our customers are asking for this. they want to be able to bank when they want, where they want and how they want. and this machine is allowing us the flexibility to do so." it's not just chase customers. bank of on sunrise...it seems like everyone has an opinion about who will take home the trophy this sunday in super bowl 50. find out why one animal's
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panthers fans a little nervous. break 3 the greenville zoo welcomed a
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zookeepers say the mother, autumn, gave birth yesterday without any complications. this is autum's third calf. the new baby will have a physical exam to determine its gender, height, and weight. zoo officials are offering a chance to name the baby for those who want to contribute a donation. the name will be chosen later this week. with the super bowl now just days away--another zoo animal in montana is making its prediction. ozzy, the 700 pound grizzly bear, was given the choice of two banana cakes with peanut butter frosting--with either the carolina panthers logo or denver broncos logo on it. this year--ozzy is going with the broncos. for the record--ozzy did correctly predict a patriot's victory last year. the time is now 4:-- thanks for starting your day with news ten sunrise.
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already left behind plus -- i'm tracking this system and will have more on how it could affect the midlands. and heated discussion over a proposal to elementary schools. where that proposal now stands their voices heard. it's wednesday, february third. 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
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third. this morning video of a large tornado touching down in western alabama is making national headlines. shot by our sister station, wbrc- the twister was reportedly on the ground 45 miles west of tuscaloosa last night as severe storms moved into the state. the national weather service says that storm actually originated in scooba, mississippi where another tornado was reported. coming up...we'll have more on the damage people in alabama will be waking up to this morning. here in south carolina, a strong cold front is expected to move into the state. we're looking ahead to some showers and thunderstorms possible with damaging winds in some areas. tim miller's got your first alert forecast this morning... we are in first alert mode as strong cold front will move through the state today, ahead of the front we'll see showers and thunderstorms with a few storms reaching severe limits. the greatest threat would be damaging winds within a few cells. much
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the front . another chance of rain may move into the midlands by sunday as low looks to form off the coast late saturday into sunday. today, scattered morning shows, breezy and mild as we start out in the e60s. warm and windy by midday with scattered showers and thunderstorms, some heavy rain possible. highs lower 70s, rain chance 100%. the timing of today's rain is best from 11am 6pm. few showers for thursday then becoming partly cloudy and cooler, highs middle to upper 50s. more information to follow during the day as storms develop. let's get back to that tornado
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this morning people will be cleaning up what's left after a tornado ripped through their neighborhoods. several homes in pickens county were damaged, as well as a federal corrections institute. trees and utility poles came down, leaving some people without power. minor injuries have been reported. many people in that area packed into storm shelters. one man says he and others helped pull a guy into the shelter as the storm was passing. "it was one guy he was trying to
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looked like it was trying to suck him out..we tried to pull him in..and we finally got him in and got the door closed." residents in the area say they're thankful everyone paid attention the storm warnings. as we watch for the possibility of severe weather today...remember to keep the wis weather app on hand. if you don't have it... just text the word "weather" to 80310. messaging and data rates apply. new this morning... a judge consolidated two lawsuits filed after a clemson university student was found dead in lake hartwell. the judge says consolidating the lawsuits filed by tucker hipps' family would be more efficient. hipps died in 2014... after an early morning run with members of a fraternity he was pledging to join. the lawsuits sought 25 million dollars each from three members of sigma phi epsilon, the fraternity's national and local chapters... university. next week, officials at usc upstate are expected to unveil
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downtown greenville. that official announcement will be monday. right now... the campus has one facility already in greenville, and officials say they plan to keep that location. usc upstate's main campus is in spartanburg. right now in the wis alert center... the centers for disease control and prevention confirms a case of the zika virus being transmitted through sexual contact -- in texas. it is the first known case of the virus being acquired in the united states in the current outbreak. the case involves a patient who had sexual contact with someone recently infected in venezuela with the mosquito-borne virus. this is just the third known case linking zika to sexual activity. the cdc says it will soon provide guidance on the sexual transmission of zika. the virus has been linked to a birth defect that leads to babies being born with abnormally small heads. the world health organization estimates up to four million people across the americas will be infected with zika in the next year. discussion in kershaw county on
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proposed consolidated elementary school came to a head last night. the school board decided to postpone further talks on the matter until it's next meeting. our michal higdon is live at mt. pisgah elementary school this morning with the latest on this- michal mount pisgah elementary and bethune elementary are the two schools that board members are looking to consolidate. numerous parents in the community that we've spoken with are completely against the idea. they want to keep their own schools -- in their respective towns. that was the sentiment echoed by many concerned parents at last night's public meeting at mt. pisgah. kershaw county school district board members voted 8-to-1 in a previous meeting to consolidate the schools at a site to be determined. district officials are pushing for the new school -- because the two schools in question do not have up-to-date facilities. board members say the quality of education is the most important and the move to consolidate would increase learning. "how do you best serve students in small rural schools -- provide them the same, and more opportunities for students
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"how do you best serve students in small rural schools -- provide them the same, and more opportunities for students across other parts of our county, but still have a cost-effective means of doing that." "my dream is to keep that school don't go anywhere else. stand up and fight. you may lose, but go down fighting." neighbors also feel if the schools leave their towns, they would no longer see economic or residential growth in the area. i'll explain more on that in the in the area. i'll explain more on that in the ultimately what happens next. live in kershaw county, michal higdon, wis news 10. coming off of a win in the gop iowa caucus, presidential candidate ted cruz spoke to a packed house of supporters in greenville last night. cruz said the victory he achieved in iowa can happen in south carolina. he says his campaign has 8,500 volunteers ready to gather the support of south
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00:25:07 we're seeing conservatives and evangelicals libertarians and reagan democrats all coming together. and that's what it takes to win. after his rally in greenville, cruz left for new hampshire where he plans to continue his campaign up until the state's primary. following new hampshire, he's expected to head back to south carolina to campaign before our 'first in the south' primary on february 20th. looking ahead... donald trump is scheduled to make two campaign stops in south carolina, before the first in the south primary. on friday, he'll be at the florence civic center at 7 p.m. on wednesday the 17th, he's scheduled to be at the sumter county civic center at 7. trump finished second behind ted iowa caucuses. former president bill clinton is expected to be in columbia today. he'll meet with democratic leaders at the state house and then speak at a rally at allen doors open at 4 and the rally starts at 6. it's one of the biggest days of
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college football teams and fans...national signing day. outstanding high school players will sign scholarship offers with the college of their choice. the nation's top prospect is rashan gary, a defensive lineman from new jersey. he'll pick between clemson and michigan. if he goes with the tigers, that means clemson will land three of the country's top 10 players. one of the big names of the gamecocks 2016 class is already enrolled in school. quarterback brandon mcilwain of pennsylvania is a four star prospect. he graduated from high school early, arrived on campus in january and is practicing with the baseball team. he's a two sport star. our sports team will be covering signings around the state today. they'll have reaction from usc head coach will muschamp and clemson head coach dabo swinney. and tim miller's getting your day started with your first alert forecast.
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are in the forecast wednesday as wednesday afternoon. 1"-2" rain totals are possible. the usc men's basketball team is looking ahead to this weekend
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take on the texas a&m aggies. they were on the road yesterday game outcome is next. just coming into the wis alert
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georgia has just executed its oldest death row inmate overnight just hours after a federal court rejected an appeal from his attorneys. 72-year-old brandon astor jones was executed just before 1am. he was convicted in the 1979 killing of a convenience store manager during a robbery in atlanta. a federal judge granted jones a new sentencing hearing in 1989 because jurors were improperly allowed to bring a bible into their deliberation room. he was resentenced to death in 1997. another man was also convicted and received a death sentence in
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he was executed in 1985. severe storms in the southeast have left a good amount of damage behind. we showed your footage from western alabama a short time ago, take a look at this yard in central mississippi. a large tree from a neighbor's yard fell onto the deck and that same storm system is headed our way, but tim miller tells us the severity of those storms will have diminished some what. tim -- what's the timeline and the potential impact we could see today. showers and scattered storms are in the forecast wednesday as the front slips closer. showers will increase in the morning and then both showers and storms will be likely
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1"-2" rain totals are possible. scattered showers will linger through tonight and thursday morning before a sunny finish to the week. with media night now in the rear view mirror -- the carolina panthers can focus all of their
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to getting ready for this sunday's big game. the panthers will be back on the practice field again today. and one player that carolina fans will be keeping a close eye on -- star
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after breaking his arm during the nfc championship game. but davis has said since that night that nothing will keep him out of the super bowl. coach ron rivera talked about his injury yesterday. "i thought thomas davis looked really good in practice. he used that hand, that arm and one of the concerns with it was what if he had to deliver blows - to deliver a shock - and he seemed to weather that yesterday very nicely. rivera says davis is getting treatment on his arm multiple times each day. it was not the start to the week the usc men's basketball team was hoping for after making a return to the top 25 rankings. the gamecocks were on the road in athens to take on the georgia bulldogs. usc was riding a hot streak -- having won four of their last five games, and looking to win their 20th game for the first time in six years. the gamecocks closed a 10-point halftime deficit to just three points late in the second half. but the bulldogs pull away down the stretch, winning 69 to 56. usc will play at texas a&m on
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the clemson men were also on the road last night, and got a win over wake behind another big game from jaron blossomgame. final score 76 to 62, as clemson improves to 14 and eight on the season. coming up on news 10 sunrise... in a scene straight out of the movies...a plane is forced to land on sea off the coast of hawaii. more on the rescue that ensued, and why the plane was forced to make an emergency landing in the first place. i'm judi gatson with a wis salute for a proud united states second deployment. he has served on crisis response missions throughout west and north africa. his sister mckenzie says her's her hero because, in spite of any challenges, he always keeps a positive attitude and gets the job done. she says even when chantz was a little boy he wanted to be in the military. she is so proud that he has kept their family's military tradition
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plane trouble mid-flight off the coast of hawaii lead to an emergency water landing. the pilot of the plane was experiencing mechianical problems and had to ditch the aircraft in a nearby lagoon. the team of emergency crews were able to pull the uninjured pilot from the water. authorities say the pilot was unable to get the plane's landing gear down. the pilot was reportedly the only person on board. a house oversight committee is
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a house oversight committee is scheduled to hold a hearing in washington, d.c. on the safe drinking water act in flint, michigan. flint's tap water was contaminated with lead after the source switched from detroit to the flint river in 2014. it was a cost-cutting move made while the city was under state financial management. the water was not properly treated and caused lead from pipes to seep into the drinking water. barack obama is about to make his first visit to an american mosque as president. president obama is scheduled to visit the islamic society of baltimore today. he's expected to hold a roundtable with community members and deliver remarks. the president will celebrate muslim americans' contributions to teh nation. he will also quote "reaffirm the importance of religious freedom to our way of life." the president has visited mosques overseas, but never on during his presidency in the u-s. ' an effort to override president obama's veto of a bill that would have repealed key provisions of obamacare has failed in the house. the bill also would have stripped federal funding from planned parenthood. the vote of 241 to 186 fell
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needed to override the veto. that means the affordable care act will stay in place, at least through the end of president obama's final year in office. the rio 2016 organizing committee is worried about the rapid spread of the zika virus in brazil, but says people have not yet canceled travel plans to attend the olympics in august. the brazilian government says pregnant women should not attend the games because the virus has been linked to birth defects in thousands of newborns in brazil. the zika virus has been declared an international health emergency. brazil has reported 37- hundred babies born with abnormally small heads due to the virus. a massive winter storm is snaking its way through the nation and michigan's upper peninsula is right in the middle of it. the ironwood area is expected to see five to 10 inches through tonight. the snowfall is not at blizzard level just yet... but there are winter storm warnings. however, the area hit by snowfall is a snow lover's paradise, so all of the ski resorts might be glad to see the
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showers and scattered storms are in the forecast wednesday as the front slips closer. showers will increase in the morning and then both showers and storms will be likely wednesday afternoon. 1"-2" rain totals are possible. scattered showers will linger through tonight and thursday morning before a sunny finish to the week. the time is now 5:--. we are back with another half hour, in just a few minutes. thanks for starting your day good morning. thanks for waking up with sunrise.
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i'm mary king. it's 5:30, on this wednesday, february third. your top story this morning. "i will do everything in my means to help shoot this down again." "that's the message voiced by many in the kershaw community as "i'll have the details ahead in about 15 minutes." plus -- we are monitoring the
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in about 15 minutes." plus -- we are monitoring the possibility severe weather could impact our state. a strong cold front is expected to move through later today and storms could bring some wind and heavy rain to some areas. tim miller is tracking the storm system and has more on the timing of when it could impact your day. showers and scattered storms are in the forecast wednesday as the front slips closer. showers will increase in the morning and then both showers and storms will be likely wednesday afternoon. 1"-2" rain totals are possible. through tonight and thursday morning before a sunny
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this morning in the wis alert
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we're following the aftermath of tornadoes that ripped through areas of mississippi and alabama overnight. take a look at this video. this large tornado ravaged parts of pickens county, alabama. this is the damage left behind. several homes were damaged, trees and utility poles came down - leaving some people without power. fortunately, there were only minor injuries reported. forecasters continue to watc east this morning in to georgia. right off the heels of his win in the iowa caucuses, republican presidential candidate ted cruz is working to gather the votes of south carolinians before the 'first in the south' primary. cruz spoke to a packed house in greenville yesterday, saying that his campaign and more than
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what it takes to win. cruz spoke to our charles molineaux, and we'll have more on that coming up this morning at 6. cruz is also getting a big endorsement in the upstate. congressman jeff duncan he's backing cruz. duncan has represented south carolina's 3rd district since 2011-- when he rode the wave of tea party candidates elected to congress. duncan spoke on cruz's conservative principles and defense of the constitution. meanwhile, the third- place finisher in the iowa caucuses scored an endorsement of his own in south carolina. senator tim scott made his endorsement official yesterday after marco rubio's finish in iowa. rubio came in just one point below donald trump. senator scott told wis he believes rubio will do well in south carolina on the 20th. just off the heels of the iowa caucuses, the democratic presidential candidates will speak to a crowd in new hampshire tonight. hillary clinton and bernie sanders will be in attendance. cnn will broadcast the primetime town hall tonight from 8 to 11. cnn's anderson cooper is
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next tuesday, voters in new hampshire will have their say on who they want to win in decision 2016. our will whitson will be there providing live coverage starting on monday. and then it's south carolina's turn. the republican primary is saturday, february 20th. the democratic primary is the following week on february 27th. sce and g is continuing to clean up coal ash resulting from generating electric power in richland county. a recent dhec report shows the arsenic levels at several locations at the utility's wateree plant is declining. the company and environmentalists who once filed a lawsuit say the improvement resulted from cleaning the ash. sce and g settled a lawsuit back in 2012 and has since removed almost 890 thousand tons of coal ash. the company plans to remove more than 2 million tons and put it in a lined landfill. sumter county investigators need your help finding a man wanted for attempted murder. 22-year-old trey moore reportedly approached a couple in a car and robbed them at around 3:15 tuesday afternoon. it took place at a convenience store on
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authorities say one man was shot before moore left in the victims' vehicle. he was taken to a hospital and is expected to be okay. the woman in the car was not injured. if you have any information to help investigators, call crimestoppers at 1-888- crime-sc. state lawmakers working to speed up the debate on how to fix south carolina's roads and bridges have hit their own roadblock. senate pro tem hugh leatherman told the senate finance committee that he wants to bring in the department of transportation and the state infrastructure bank to explain their roles to senators. that move would push the debate on the senate floor to at least the middle of this month. state lawmakers are working out specifics to the way south carolina's lieutenant governor will be chosen in two years. last election, south carolina voters approved a measure that would allow candidates running for governor to pick a running mate. the lieutenant governor has always been chosen in a separate race. lawmakers have now decided that the lieutenant governor will be chosen after they're nominated by the party, instead of when they file their candidacy.
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senate. coming up on news 10 sunrise... super bowl predictions aren't always easy to make, and they aren't always right. but when a big grizzly bear makes them, you know you're in good hands, or paws. who ozzy says is going to win the big game this weekend. the son of a polish immigrant who grew up in a brooklyn tenement.
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where the work of his life began -- fighting injustice and inequality, speaking truth to power. he moved to vermont, won election and praise as one of america's best mayors. in congress, he stood up for working families and for principle, opposing the iraq war, supporting veterans. now he's taking on wall street and a corrupt political system funded by over two and a half million contributions, tackling climate change to create clean-energy jobs, fighting for living wages, equal pay, and tuition-free public colleges. people are sick and tired of establishment politics, and they want real change! [ cheers and applause ] bernie sanders -- husband, father, grandfather, an honest leader building a movement with you to give us a future to believe in.
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what's america's best-selling brand of trucks? you're in for a big surprise, pal. actually, you're not. it's ford f-series, again. and, it wasn't even close. same trucks that have been leading the industry for 39 straight years. why? game changin' innovation. like f-150's high-strength, military-grade aluminum alloy. which helps make it stronger, more capable and more efficient than ever. innovation. it's why f-series is making
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forecast wednesday as the front slips closer. 1"-2" rain totals are possible. united airlines is going back to an old policy- families with small kids get to board the airplane first. starting february 15th, parents with kids age two or younger will be allowed to pre-board united airlines flights, right after passengers with disabilities and active duty military personnel who are in uniform. united dropped that policy back in 2012, saying they were trying to simplify the boarding process. now, they say they're going back to it, simply because it's quote "the right thing to do." mobile ride company uber is
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imaging. take a look at the company's new logo. instead of the stylized white and black 'u,' the new design features an image the company calls the "atom and bit." uber says the logo is an attempt to bring out the human side of uber- highlighting it as a transportation network. the new logo will be used worldwide with a different color scheme in each of the 68 countries the company operates. despite wintry weather in some parts of the u-s last month, auto sales were higher than expected. industry analysts predicted up to a three and a half percent year to year drop in auto sales in january, but overall sales totals matched 2015 numbers, with suv sales leading the industry. the biggest winner of the big three auto makers was fiat-chrysler with a nearly seven percent increase. general motors was also up one half percent. messaging service "what's app" just recahed one-billion active users, making it the most used in the world. you may not know what's app, because the far majority of its users are outside the u-s. what's app was purchased by facebook back in 2014, and can in part make phone calls,
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video across any smartphone platform. the app delivers an astonishing 42-billion messages per day. this morning we are in first alert mode monitoring for the possibility of severe weather impacting the midlands with a strong storm system headed our way. at the top of 5:30 we showed you some of that damage from storms that hit mississippi and alabama. tim, what impact are we expecting from those storms today? showers and scattered storms are in the forecast wednesday as the front slips closer. showers will increase in the morning and then both showers and storms will be likely wednesday afternoon.
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scattered showers will linger through tonight and thursday morning before a sunny finish to the week. musician and golden globe award winner lady
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lady gaga will sing the national
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bowl 50 in san francisco this sunday. her performance will be live on cbs before the panthers and broncos kickoff. she'll be joined by actress marlee matlin, who will also be singing the anthem. lady gaga also made another big announcement this week. she'll be performing a david bowie special tribute during the grammys on february she'll also sing at the oscars at the end of this month. take a look at this. one montana grizzly bear has made his super bowl
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between two cakes with a carolina panthers and denver broncos logo on them. ozzy the grizzly bear was given two cakes to make his prediction, as he does every year. ozzy sniffed the cakes for a while, but just couldn't make his mind up. that's when he went over to consult with another grizzly named bruno. ozzy made his way back to the cakes after "chatting" with bruno, and took a bite of the broncos one. take a look at this... a new addition to the greenville zoo. a baby giraffe was recently welcomed to the zoo. zookeepers say the mother, autumn, gave birth tuesday morning without any complications. it's autumn's third calf.
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toronto zoo and the second was a still-born. the new baby will have a physical exam to determine the gender, height and weight. zoo officials are offering a chance to name the new baby for those who want to contribute a donation. the name will be chosen this week. coming up on news 10 sunrise... the fight to keep the doors of two local schools open. why some parents are at odds with kershaw district officials on the idea of moving students into one school. we'll have the latest in a live report from our michal higdon just ahead. survivors and family members of those murdered at emanuel ame church
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benedict college. they spoke to students about how june 17th changed their lives. under the theme "no greater faith," the group went into depth about how the faith, but made it stronger. two of the survivors of the the sanders and polly sheppard, echoed the same sentiments. wis also sat down with sanders you can catch the interview in a special report thursday on the news at 11. "we have a voice, and we have a choice!" parents and kershaw county school board members are not seeing eye-to-eye on combining
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our michal higdon is live at mt. pisgah elementary school where parents met with school leaders last night in an effort to get the district to change it's mind -- michal? overwhelming response from parents at last night's meeting ultimately lead to the kershaw county school board's decision to postpone discussion on the location of a consolidated school -- until it's next meeting. many parents do not want to see mt. pisgah or bethune elementary schools close -- if it means students will have to move to a consolidated campus in a different location. not only are parents concerned about their children possibly having a longer bus ride to a new school -- they're also worried about future community growth. residents who live in bethune say losing their high school and middle school in the past couple of decades -- makes them more concerned about the
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"we want to keep our school in bethune. it's a small community. it's not just a school, we're part of a town." "we are mindful that when we going to grow and be vital to kershaw county and bring new leaves the town, the value of properties will go down as much as 30 percent. the kershaw county school board will be bringing up this subject again at it's next meeting in two weeks. if they agree on where to locate on the november ballot... which the community will vote on. live in kershaw county, michal higdon, wis news 10. happy birthday to everyone celebrating
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search and rescue teams in hawaii continue to work to salvage what is left of two
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after a deadly crash last month. the u-s marines say they have recovered some of the 12 victims' remains. about 80 military personnel and a specialized salvage ship are on site to help. the choppers collided into each other overnight on january 14th. bill cosby's hearing will continue today... and the judge is expected to rule on whether to throw out the case. cosby has been charged with three felony counts of aggravated indecent assault for allegedly drugging and sexually assaulting a woman at his pennsylvania home back in 2004. one denver broncos player was sent home just days before the super bowl, after he was reportedly questioned during a prostitution sting in california. authorities say practice squad safety ryan murphy was released after police questioned him. the bust took place in a motel parking lot. head coach gary kubiak said that murphy's status as a practice squad player has not changed--
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week. showers and scattered storms are in the forecast wednesday as the front slips closer. showers will increase in the morning and then both showers and storms will be likely wednesday afternoon. 1"-2" rain totals are
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damage left behind after a large tornado moved through alabama. plus -- i'm tracking this system and will have more on how it could affect the midlands. and heated discussion over a proposal to consolidate two midlands elementary schools. where that proposal now stands after many made their voices heard. it's wednesday, february third. 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. this morning video of a large tornado touching down in western alabama is making national headlines. shot by our sister station, wbrc- the twister was reportedly on the ground 45 miles west of tuscaloosa last night as severe storms moved into the state. the national weather service says that storm actually originated in scooba, mississippi where another tornado was reported. coming up...we'll have more on the damage people in alabama will be waking up to this morning. here in south carolina, a strong cold front is expected to move into the state. we're looking ahead to some possible with damaging winds in some areas. tim miller's got your first alert forecast this morning... we are in first alert mode as strong cold front will move through the state today, ahead of the front we'll see showers and
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storms reaching severe limits. the greatest threat would be damaging winds within a few cells. much cooler air will move in behind the front . another chance of rain may move into the midlands by sunday as low looks to form off the coast late saturday into sunday. today, scattered morning shows, breezy and mild as we start out in the e60s. warm and windy by midday with scattered showers and thunderstorms, some heavy rain possible. highs lower 70s, rain chance 100%. the timing of today's rain is 50s. more information to follow during the day as storms
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let's get back to that tornado in western alabama. this morning people will be cleaning up what's left after a tornado ripped through their neighborhoods. several homes in pickens county were damaged, as well as a federal corrections institute. trees and utility poles came down, leaving some people without power. minor injuries have been reported. many people in that area packed
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one man says he and others helped pull a guy into the shelter as the storm was passing. "it was one guy he was trying to come in and it looked like it was trying to suck him out..we tried to pull him in..and we finally got him in and got the door closed." residents in the area say they're thankful everyone paid attention the storm warnings. as we watch for the possibility of severe weather today...remember to keep the wis weather app on hand. if you don't have it... just text the word "weather" to 80310. messaging and data rates apply. just into the wis alert center this morning... a new report shows a record number of people exonerated in 2015 - were freed after serving time in prison for crimes they did not commit. the report released overnight by the national registry of exonerations -- says a record 149 people spent an average of 15 years in prison - falsely convicted of crimes. the report finds 2015 had 10 more exonerations than 2014 -- the year that saw the
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since the group began keeping records in 1989. texas had the most exonerations -- 54 last year. we only saw one exhoneration here in south carolina. discussion in kershaw county on where to put a proposed consolidated elementary school came to a head last night. the school board decided to postpone further talks morning with the latest on this- michal mount pisgah elementary and bethune elementary are the two schools that board members are looking to consolidate. numerous parents in the community that we've spoken with are completely against the idea. they want to keep their own schools -- in their respective towns. that was the sentiment echoed by many concerned parents at last night's public meeting at mt. pisgah. kershaw county school district board members
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meeting to consolidate the schools at a site to be determined. district officials are pushing for the new school -- because the two schools in question do not have up-to-date facilities. board members say the quality of education is the most important and the move to consolidate would increase learning. "how do you best serve students in small rural schools -- provide them the same, and more opportunities for students across other parts of our county, but still have a cost-effective means of doing that." "my dream is to keep that school and to keep this town and to go forward into a better future for these children and a better future for bethune. don't go anywhere else. stand up and fight. you may lose, but go down fighting." neighbors also feel if the schools leave their towns, they would no longer see economic or residential growth in the area. i'll explain more on that in the next half hour, plus ultimately what happens next. live in kershaw county, michal
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fresh off of a big win in the gop iowa caucus, presidential candidate ted cruz made a quick trip to south carolina tuesday -- with the first in the south primary less than three weeks away. news 10's charles molineaux was at that packed event in greenville last night, where cruz had a clear message for his supporters. in packed house in greenville, cruise declared that the victory he achieved in iowa can easily happen in south carolina and that his his campaign has 8500 volunteers ready to canvas the state in what he called a revival of the reagan coalition. 00:25:07 "we're seeing conservatives and evangelicals libertarians and reagan democrats all coming together. and that's what it takes to win." while his remarks have been heavy on religious language, , cruz says his message will easily translate beyond a strictly christian constituency. 00:26:09 "the constitution is something that brings all of us together and the
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that ohf been the foundation of this nation, what build us into this great nation and right now we have a federal government that is at war with those principles and values." following his rally in greenville, cruz immediately headed to new hampshire where he plans to continue his campaign all the way until the primary there. after that staffers say it's back to south carolina for a push towards the palmetto stay primary february 20. in greenville, charles molineaux, wis news 10. the man who finished second behind ted cruz in the iowa caucuses is heading back to south carolina this week. donald trump is scheduled to make two campaign stops here before the first in the south primary. on friday, he'll be at the florence civic center at 7 p.m. on wednesday the 17th, he's scheduled to be at the sumter county civic center. former president bill clinton will be in columbia today. he'll meet with democratic leaders at the state house and then speak at a rally at allen university.
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about schools, roads and gun violence. doors open at 4 and the rally starts at 6. new this morning... a judge has consolidated two lawsuits filed after a clemson university student was found dead in lake hartwell. the judge says consolidating the lawsuits filed by tucker hipps' family would be more efficient. hipps died in 2014... after an early morning run with members of a fraternity he was pledging to join. the lawsuits sought 25 million dollars each from three members of sigma phi epsilon, the university. next week, officials at usc upstate are expected to unveil plans to open a new location in downtown greenville. that official announcement will be monday. right now... the campus has one facility already in greenville, and officials say they plan to keep that location. usc upstate's main campus is in spartanburg. it's one of the biggest days of the year for college football teams and fans...national signing day. outstanding high school players will sign scholarship offers
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the nation's top prospect is rashan gary, a defensive lineman from new jersey. he'll pick between clemson and michigan. if he goes with the tigers, that means clemson will land three of the country's top 10 players. one of the big names of the gamecocks 2016 class is already enrolled in school. quarterback brandon mcilwain of pennsylvania is a four star prospect. he graduated from high school early, arrived on campus in january and is practicing with the baseball team. he's a two sport star. our sports team will be covering signings around the state today. they'll have reaction from usc head coach will muschamp and clemson head coach dabo swinney. and -- expected in your first alert forecast today. here's tim miller. we are in first alert mode as strong cold front will move through the state today, ahead of the front we'll see showers and thunderstorms with a cells. much cooler air will move in behind the front . another chance of rain may move into the midlands by sunday as low looks to form off the coast late saturday into sunday.
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breezy and mild as we start out in the e60s. warm and windy by midday with scattered showers and thunderstorms, some heavy rain possible. highs lower 70s, rain chance 100%. the timing of today's rain is best from 11am 6pm. few showers for thursday then becoming partly cloudy and cooler, highs middle to upper 50s. more information to follow during the day as storms develop. the usc men's basketball team stormed back into the top 25 rankings after a good week -- but there momentum came to a halt last night! highlights from their showdown in athens with the georgia bulldogs. just into the wis alert center
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france's government is calling for a three-month extension of the state of emergency that was declared after the novermber terror attacks in paris. the measure proposed just this morning in a cabinet meeting now requires parliament's approval. the state of emergency has already been extended once and was scheduled to end on february 26th. it expands police powers to carry out searches and arrests. todod, u-s house lawmakers will discuss the water crisis in flint michigan. an oversight committee will take a close look at the flint safe drinking water it was established by the e-p-a in october after lead wawadetected in flint's tap the contamination happened after a cost- cutting move in 2014...when the city switched it's water source from detroit to the flint flint's finances were being managed by the state of michigan at the time. california regulators have voted to extend mandatory water cutbacks first set by governor jerry brown last year.
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says communities statewide will have to continue to cut back on water use by 25 percent. officials say they're needed because california's major reservoirs remain critically low. severe storms in central mississippi left some major damage throughout the area. this backyard saw lots of damage, especially when a large tree from a neighbor's yard fell that same storm system is headed our way, but tim miller tells us the severity of those storms will have diminished some what. tim -- what's the timeline and the potential impact we could see today. we are in first alert mode as strong cold front will move through the state today, ahead of the front we'll see showers and thunderstorms with a few storms reaching severe limits. the greatest threat would be damaging winds within a few cells. much cooler air will move in behind the front . another chance of rain may move
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midlands by sunday as low looks to form off the coast late saturday into sunday. today, scattered morning shows, breezy and mild as we start out in the e60s. warm and windy by midday with scattered showers and thunderstorms, some heavy rain possible. highs lower 70s, rain chance 100%. the timing of today's rain is best from 11am 6pm. few showers for thursday then becoming partly cloudy and cooler, highs middle to upper 50s. more information to follow during the day as storms develop. it was not the start to the week the usc men's basketball team was hoping for
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making a return to the top 25 rankings. the gamecocks were on the road in athens to take on the georgia bulldogs. usc was riding a hot streak -- having won four of their last five games, and looking to win their 20th game for the first time in six years. the gamecocks closed a 10-point halftime deficit to just three points late in the second half. but the bulldogs pull away down the stretch, winning 69 to 56. they play at texas a&m on saturday. the clemson men were also on the rrd last night, and got a win over wake forest behind another big game from jaron blossomgame. final score 76 to 62, as clemson improves to 14 and eight on the season. up next on sunrise -- a look at your wednesday headlines. thanks for starting your morning
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kristen welker coming up on today: and it's on
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but that's how some presidential candidates seem to be dealing with social security. americans work hard, and pay into it. sosour next president needs a real plan to keep it strong. (elephant noise) (donkey noise)
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we are in first alert mode as strong cold front will move through the state today, ahead of the front we'll see showers and thunderstorms with a few storms reaching severe limits. the greatest threat would be damaging winds within a few cells. much cooler air will move in behind the front . another chance of rain may move into the midlands by sunday as low looks
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coast late saturday into sunday. today, scattered morning shows, breezy and mild as we start out in the e60s. warm and windy by midday with scattered showers and thunderstorms, some heavy rain possible. highs lower 70s, rain chance becoming partly cloudy and cooler, highs middle to upper health officials have confirmed the first case of zika that was transmitted person-to-person in the united states. the cdc confirmed the positive test for a patient in dallas, and says it was transmitted through sex -- not mosquitos. it's believed that person had contact with someone who was infected after returning from a country where zika was present. following a second place finish in the iowa caucuses, donald trump returned to the campaign trail -- shifting his focus to new hampshire. trump told a crowd that he
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republican debate had any impact, and that he believes he'll win new hampshire. he also attacked iowa winner ted cruz, saying his campaign mislead voters to win the caucus -- pointing particularly to a cruz staffer who inaccurately tweeted that ben carson was dropping out race. "so ben is all of a sudden getting calls that he quit the race, these guys said he politicians, a made up liar, honestly, and made up stories, made up stories." the new hampshire primary is next tuesday. president barack obama will make his first visit to an american mosque during his presidency. he's scheduled to visit the islamic society of baltimore today...where he'll hold a roundtable discussion and celebrate muslim americans' contributions to the nation. president obama will also quote "reaffirm the importance of religious freedom to our way of life." authorities in mexico have discovered a tunnel in the making that was headed from tijuana to the u-s.
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was 32 feet deep and seven feet wide. inside the house, authorities found two methamphetamine containers and a package of marijuana. coming up in our next half hour of sunrise -- trouble in paradise. with no runway in site, a plane makes an emergency landing on the water in hawaii. that story just ahead at 6:30. good morning.
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i'm len kiese. i'm mary king. it's 6:30. our top stories this morning -- "i will do everything in my means to help shoot this down again." "that's the message voiced by many in the kershaw community as parents told school board members they do not want to consolidate two local elementary schools." "i'll have the details ahead in about 15 minutes." and -- a strong cold front is expected to move through south carolina today -- and it could bring some severe weather with it. it's a system that's already spawned tornados and caused damage around the south. this is video of one of those twisters recorded by our alabama sister station. it shows just how strong those tornadoes were. while we don't expect storms to be as severe here in south carolina -- we do still have the
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storms. tim miller is keeping a close eye on this storm system as it tracks east. we are in first alert mode as strong cold front will move through the state today, ahead of the front we'll see showers and thunderstorms with a few storms reaching severe limits. the greatest threat would be damaging winds within a much cooler air will move in behind the front . another chance of rain may move into the midlands by sunday as low looks to form off the coast late saturday into sunday. today, scattered morning shows, breezy and mild as we start out in the e60s. warm and windy by midday with scattered showers and thunderstorms, some heavy rain possible. highs lower 70s, rain chance 100%. the timing of today's rain is best from 11am 6pm. few showers for thursday then becoming partly cloudy and cooler, highs middle to upper 50s. more information to follow during the day as storms
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first alert traffic report brand new video coming into the
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now of a tornado that ripped through parts of mississippi last night. the homeowner was recording when that massive twister moved through this neighborhood. when it was all over -- several buildings including a church were left in ruins. one man who witnessed the storm described what happened as the tornado hit near his home. "then it, as quick as it came it just stopped and i got up and looked and saw that everything was torn up. it was the most surreal feeling. i've never felt anything like that before." despite plenty of damage, officials say no one was injured in the storm. forecasters continue to watch for the threat of tornadoes as those storms track east this morning into georgia. coming off of a win in the gop iowa caucus, presidential candidate ted cruz spoke to a packed house of supporters in greenville last night. cruz said the victory he achieved in iowa can
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he says his campaign has 8,500 volunteers ready to gather the support of south carolinians. 00:25:07 we're seeing conservatives and evangelicals libertarians and reagan democrats all coming together. and that's what it takes to win. after his rally in greenville, cruz left for new hampshire where he plans to continue his campaign up until the state's primary next tuesday. cruz is also getting a big endorsement in the upstate. congressman jeff duncan says he's backing cruz. duncan has represented south carolina's 3rd district since 2011-- when he rode the wave of tea party candidates elected to congress. the third-place finisher in the iowa caucuses also scored endorsements here in south carolina. senator tim scott made his endorsement of marco rubio official yesterday. congressman trey gowdy also announced his support for rubio as well. rubio came in just one point below donald trump. senator scott told wis he believes rubio will do well in south carolina. the democratic presidential candidates have also shifted their focus to
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tonight -- hillary clinton and bernie sanders will be anderson cooper will serve as moderator. when voters in new hampshire make their voice heard next tuesday, wis will be there. our will whitson will be providing live coverage of the primary starting monday. and then it's south carolina's the republican primary is saturday, february 20th. the democratic primary is the following week on february 27th. state lawmakers working to speed up the debate on how to fix south carolina's roads and bridges have hit their own roadblock. senate pro tem hugh leatherman told the senate finance committee that he wants to bring in the department of transportation and the state infrastructure bank to explain their roles to senators. that move would push the debate on the senate floor to at least the middle of this month. stste lawmakers are working out specifics to the way south carolina's lieutenant governor will be chosen in two years. last election, south carolina voters approved a measure that would allow candidates running for governor to pick a running mate. the lieutenant governor has
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a separate race. lawmakers have now decided that the lieutenant governor will be the bill now heads to the senate. sce and g is conttuing to clean up coal ash resulting from generating county. a recent dhec report shows arsenic levels at several locations at the declining. the company and environmentalists who once filed a lawsuit say the improvement resulted from clean-up. sce and g settled a lawsuit back in 2012 and has since removed almost 890-thousand tons of coal ash. the goal is 2-million tons. the carolina panthers are just days away from their shot at a championship. and as the team makes its way through final practices, there are questions about whether a key player on defense will be clean up crews are hard at work this morning -- making their way through alabama
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the son of a polish immigrant who grew up in a brooklyn tenement. he went to public schools, then college, where the work of his life began -- fighting injustice and inequality, speaking truth to power. he moved to vermont, won election and praise as one of america's best mayors. in congress, he stood up for working families and for principle, opposing the iraq war, supporting veterans. now he's taking on wall street and a corrupt political system funded by over two and a half million contributions, tackling climate change to create clean-energy jobs, fighting for living wages, equal pay, and tuition-free public colleges. people are sick and tired of establishment politics, and they want real change! [ cheers and applause ] bernie sanders -- husband, father, grandfather,
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to give us a future to believe in. i'm bernie sanders, and i approve this message. weather moved through the state tuesday. some areas are still without power -- after strong winds and a tornado knocked down
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happening right now to make repairs. a tornado tracked across pickens county on tuesday afternoon. the storm originated in scooba, mississippi where the local national weather service office confirmed a tornado there. there is a tornado warning for pickens, lamar, and fayette counties until 6 p.m. the storm has been moving in a northeastern direction from geiger to aliceville to carrollton. we expect the storm to continue tracking to fayette county. aliceville police said that the storm damaged the federal corrections institute in aliceville as well as a few homes nearby. storm tracker brett adair reports significant damage to structures north of mcmullen. there were reports of two people who were trapped north of mcmullen. one person was freed and crews were working to rescue another person. minor injuries were reported in that area. a brick home has damage and several mobile homes have been damaged as well along martin luther king road. we are also receiving reports of trees and utility poles down. strong winds blew pastor ray
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foundation on martin luther king road in the sapps-beaverton area near aliceville. but the church next door is still standing. here's another look at that incredible video of a tornado that touched down in western alabama tuesday. the twister was on the ground just about 45 miles west of tuscaloosa. tornado watches have expired this morning for several counties in alabama.. and now -- we are in first alert mode monitoring for the possibility of severe weather impacting the midlands as the storm system heads our way. tim, what impact are we expecting from those storms today? we are in first alert mode as strong cold front will
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ahead of the front we'll see showers and thunderstorms with a few storms reaching severe limits. the greatest threat would be damaging winds within a few cells. much cooler air will move in behind the front . another chance of rain may move into the midlands by sunday as low looks to form off the coast late saturday into sunday. today, scattered morning shows, breezy and mild as we start out in the e60s. warm and windy by midday y th scattered showers and thunderstorms, some heavy rain possible. highs lower 70s, rain chance 100%. the timing of today's rain is best from 11am 6pm.
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becoming partly cloudy and cooler, highs middle to upper 50s. more information to follow during the day as storms develop. with media night now in the rear view mirror -- the carolina panthers can focus all
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to getting ready for this sunday's big game. the panthers will be back on the practice field again today. and one player that carolina fans will be keeping a close eye on -- star linebacker thomas davis. davis had surgery last monday after breaking his arm during the nfc championship game. but davis has said since that night that nothing will keep him out of the super bowl. coach ron rivera talked about his injury yesterday. "i thought thomas davis looked really good in practice. he used that hand, that arm and one of the concerns with it was what if he had to deliver blows - to deliver a shock - and he seemed to weather that yesterday very nicely. rivera says davis is getting treatment on
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coming up on news 10 sunrise... the fight to keep the doors of two local schools open. why some parents are at odds with kershaw county school didirict officials on the
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morning in the alert center of a small plane's dramatic landing in hawaii. take a look. the pilot on this plane had technical problems with the landing gear. you can see the plane's front propeller stopped moving. the plane skirted across the water below, eventually landing in the sea. emergency crews were there to rescue the pilot from the water. authorities say the 68- year-old pilot from australia was not hurt. we're told he has 40 years of flying experience. two senior military leaders say women should be requirir to register for the draft. restrictions that barred women from combat jobs
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defense department last year. marine corps commandant general robert neller said quote "every american who's physically qualified should register for the draft. army chief of staff general mark milley said he agreed. the current system requires men between 18 and 26 living in the u-s to register for the selective service system. new york real estate heir robert durst will be back in court today in new orleans. durst is expected to enter a plea on felony firearm and drug charges. the 72-year-old millionaire has been held without bail since his arrest last year. durst is also facing a first-degree murder charge in los angeles. officials say he killed his friend, crime writer susan berman, at her home in 2000. he has yet to be arraigned in that case. georgia has executed its oldest death row inmate for the killing of a convenience store manager during a robbery decades ago. the state department of corrections says 72-year- old brandon astor jones was pronounced dead at 12:46 a.m. wednesday after a lethal injection at the state prison in jackson, georgia. the punishment was delayed for several hours while the u.s.
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ultimately denied, late appppls from jones' attorneys. we are in first alert mode as strong cold front will move through the state today, ahead of the front we'll see showers and thunderstorms with a few storms reaching severe limits. the greatest threat wowod be damaging windndwithin a few cells. much cooler air will move in behind the front . another chance of rain may move into the midlands by sunday as low looks to form off the coast late saturday into sunday. today, scattered morning shows, breezy and mild as we start out in the e60s. warm and windy by midday with scattered showers and thunderstorms, some heavy rain possible. highs lower 70s, rain chance 100%. the timing of today's rain is best from 11am 6pm. few showers for thursday then becoming partly cloudy and cooler, highs middle to upper 50s. more information to follow during the day as storms develop. "we have a voice, and we have a
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parents and kershaw county school board members are not seeing eye-to-eye on combining two local schools. our michal higdon is live at mt. pisgah elementary school where parents met with school leaders last night in an effort to get the district to change it's mind -- michal? overwhelming response from parents at last night's meeting ultimately lead to the kershaw county school board's decision to postpone discussion on the location of a consolidated school -- until it's next meeting. many parents do not want to see mt. pisgah or bethune elementary schools close -- if it means students will have to move to a consolidated campus in a different location. not only are parents concerned about their children possibly having a longer bus ride to a new school -- they're also worried
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community growth. residents who live in bethune say losing their high school and middldlschool in the past couple of decades -- makes them more concerned about the school consolidation. "we want to keep our school in bethune. it's a small community. it's not just a school, we're part of a town." "we are mindful that when we make a decision to locate a school, that impacts the community." "if there's not a good school how are we ever going to grow and be vital to kershaw county and bring new people in." that was suzanne gordon, a local realtor. she fears if bethune elementary leaves the town, the value of properties will go down as much as 30 percent. the kershaw county school board will be bringing up this subject again at it's next meeting in two weeks. if they agree on where to locate the new school, the board has to vote to put the project on a
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put the referendum on the november ballot... which the community will vote on. live in kershaw county, michal higdon, wis news 10. survivors and family members of those murdered at emanuel ame church paid a visit to benedict college. they spoke to students about how june 17th changed their lives. under the theme "no greater faith," the group went into depth about how the shooting shook their faith, but made it stronger. two of the survivors of the the shooting, felecia sanders and polly sheppard, echoed the same sentiments. wis also sat down with sanders and sheppard. you can catch the interview in a special report thursday on the news at 11. 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! dunkin' donuts' unbelievable selection
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it's one of the biggest d ds of the year for college football teams and fans...national signing day. outstanding high school players will sign scholarship offers with the college of their choice. our sports team will be covering signings around the state today. they'll have reaction from usc head coach will muschamp and clemson head coach dabo swinney. former president bill clinton will be in columbia today. he'll meet with democratic leaders at the state house and then speak at a rally at allen university. clinton is expected to talk about schools, roads and gun violence. doors open at 5 and the rally starts at 6. and there's plenty of clean-up to be done across the south as massive twisters hit parts of alabama and mississippi last night. that same storm system is moving east and already impacting parts of central georgia this morning. tim miller is tracking those storms as they inch closer to the palmetto state. we are in first alert mode as
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