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off to the east. expect clearing skies and continued very windy conditions tonight with lows near 40. thursday will be mostly sunny and windy with highs in the upper 50s. cooler weather continues through saturday with mostly sunny skies. the next chance of rain arrives monday. those high winds today caused some minor expect clearing skies and continued very windy conditions tonight with lows near 40. thursday will be mostly sunny and windy with highs in the upper 50s. cooler weather continues through saturday with mostly sunny skies. the next chance of rain arrives
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those high winds today caused some minor damage in parts of lexington county--where there were several reports of trees down. our mike desumma is live along mineral springs road where a downed tree is still causing some problems. here you can see crews are still busy trying to fix what the tree did. it fell across the road landing on some power lines --- causing
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lines --- causing them to droop. at one point the road was closed but now it's back open. at last check there are more without power. traffic is down to one lane out it was a close call for a taxi driver this afternoon in columbia--when a large tree limb broke off and smashed into his windshield. this happened along millwood avenue near the epworth children's home. the driver said he believes the high winds caused the branch to break off. he says he's lucky to be alive--as that branch left his cab a wreck. crews were out cleaning up and removing the branch a short time later, and the car was towed away.
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caught on camera near the north carolina line. video taken on periscope by chris jackson--shows a large bank of clouds and what appears to be a funnel cloud in the area near bennettsville. if you've got your own storm pictures or video, we'd like to see them! you can send them into wis by going emailing send it @ wistv dot com. monday's dui arrest of longtime midlands solicitor donnie myers has spurred calls from the public for him to resign. some of that talk comes from a lexington man who worked with the solicitor on a high profile drunk driving case. jack kuenzie has more on that and some new details on the solicitor's arrest from the newsroom. charles and judi---solicitor donnie myers has been in office 40 years, the longest serving state prosecutor. he'probably best known for being the most prolific death penalty prosecutor in south carolina---pursuing more than 40 capital cases, most putting the defendant on
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but for david longstreet---the solicitor has lost his moral authority to prosecute cases involving drunk driving. cases like the one that resulted in a conviction against the man who drove drunk and crashed into the vehicle carrying longstreet and his six year old daughter emma on new year's day 2012. the collision took her life---launching her father's successful efforts to change state law to clamp down on repeat dui offenders. longstreet now says the county can't take any more of a chief prosecutor with a track record of alcohol- relatat offenses. the latest monday night when myers' car slammed into a less than eleven years. he had a chance, he had an opportunity to get help, he had a chance, he had an opportunity to get help, to take medical treatment in those last couple of years since 2012. as you can see we don't have any record of that as of yesterday. i met with his office, i went down and asked rick collins one of his prosecutors, can you give him a message i'm
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today....24 hours to resign as of noon and he has not yet come out with a formal resignation. longstreet is planning to continue his call for myers to step down tomorrow. meanwhile, we've gotten some additional details about monday's arrest. due to his status in lexington county---myers was taken by the highway patrol to richland county's alvin glenn detention center for booking. it was there the patrol says myers blood alcohol tested at point zero nine. a county spokeswoman says myers was booked at 10:38 monday night---more than two and a half hours after a trooper found his car at the crash scene. the solicitor had a bond hearing that night----his bond set at $1022 dollars. he was released tuesday morning at 12:36. the jail records don't show whether he had an attorney or represented himself. myers has not responded to a
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in the state house a road funding bill is facing yet another roadblock beaufort senator tom davis is now in the second day of a filibuster against it. will whitson is live at the state house with the latest. senator davis has been speaking for about ad lib time now- he started right at three o'clock, and he has said he's ready to talk all day again- after taking the senate floor for over seven hours yesterday. davis was responsible for bringing the roads bill to a grinding halt in 2015 at the end of session- but before lawmakers returned this year, he hinted at a compromise in the works- but davis- other lawmakers- and senate
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discussed have reached a dead end. davis is opposed to both the gas tax portion of the proposal- saying there's money the state could use- as well as the lack of dot reform- and he considers his time on the podium his chance to lay out what he says are the facts. ne of the things that's changed in the past couple of months is the revenue projections in south carolina. you've got the board of economic advisors telling us we've got an extra 1.3 billion dollars to spend this year. what people of south carolina need to realize is that the general fund budget last year was $7.4 billion. this year we're going to have 8.7 billion dollars to spend." while davis talks- groups both for and against the roads bill are tweeting up a storm- you've got the south carolina alliance to fix our roads and the state chamber of commerce fighting for
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americans for prosperity tweetstorming local lawmakers in the senate, currently listening to davis in the 2016 race for the white house senator bernie sanders is preparing for saturday's south carolina democratic primary and beyond. sanders held a campaign event in the capital city today before taking off for other states ahead of super tuesday. wis' meaghan norman has more. judi, the sanders campaign spokesperson here in south carolina told me their strategy is delegates. they are in the race for 24-hundred delegates so their game plan has to center on where they think they can pick up the most. but that said, in a speech today in columbia, the senator says he's committed to south carolina and has made strides in trying to close the gap between himself and hillary clinton. he says he's making progress
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"iowa is one state, new hampshire is another state, nevada is another state; great state of south carolina is another state and you know what? there are dozens and dozens and dozens of states that follow. in some of those states i expect we're going to do very well and win, maybe by large amounts, some states we're going to lose. we won nh by 20 votes, it wasn't the end for secretary clinton. there are some we're going to lose but the race goes on. this is a race where you have to get 2400 delegates. so we're in this race to win it and we are going to pull off one of the great political upsets." "we're not letting up on south carolina, we're not scaling back, we're going to ride things all the way through to saturday." with contntts in 12 states and a territory on tuesday - we're told the senator is spending the next two days traveling before coming back to south carolina on friday, ahead of the primary on saturday. and tomorrow, our decision 2016
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ahead of the democratic primary continues with a live special report right here on wis. we'll have live reports from the liberty tap room, where we'll speak to experts about the upcoming vote, and have an in-depth look at the candidates. our hour-long decision 2016 special starts tomorrow night at 7. coming up after the break--state officials say they have a bold new plan to fight off cyber criminals. plus, we'll see the emotional welcome home for a midlands woman forced out by the floods.
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hillary clinton: wall street should never be allowed to wreck main street again. americans haven't had a raise in 15 years. but i want to go further. whether it's racism holding people back... big financial interestst drug companies,,
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the indifference, the negligence. that's what i want to take on. to root out all of these barriers... and together we will make progress. i'm hillary clinton, and i approve this message. other threats to state databases. today, governor nikki haley was at usc for the official launch of the "sc cyber" program. the goal is to secure the state's cyber infrastructure
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business people, and small business owners about security the goal is to secure the state's cyber infrastructure by training government workers, business people, and small business owners about security techniques to fend off cyber attacks. right now, about 23 hundred people are employed in the cyber security field across the state. a single mother from the pine glen neighborhood is back in her home now--four months after it was wrecked by last fall's flooding. and it's all thanks to the rebuild together project. our sam bleiweis was there. as you can imagine - walking up to a home that just months ago was under water was emotional for jennifer gneiser. not only was it emotional simply walking back in - she says she doesn't know how she will ever repay the people who put it back together. the emotion - visible on her face as walked in for the first time seeing pictures of that devastating day lining her newly built walls. this renovation - all thanks to the rebuild together initiative- which is a
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the st bernard project, united way of the midlands and mungo homes. for jennifer, she's been apart from her kids as the group fixed up her house. she says the thought of bringing her two teenage boys back home is overwhelming. "it's'sore than just a project. it's someone's home. and regardless of where this person was staying or where this person was staying, it's our home. it's all we've known together since we moved in here. so to see it all put back is overwhelming." all of the things that jennifer could save after the flood are in a storage unit - but she says she's not sure i any furniture survived. she says she will have to pretty much completely refurnish her home. jennifer's home is just one of twelve that the initiative is targeting. organizers calling today's celebration of "home" the first of many to come. live in the newsroom, sb wis
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high winds still impacting us throughout the evening and into tomorrow. ben tanner's got all the details in your full forecast after this break. break 2
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there are those who say we cannot defeat a corrupt political system and fix a rigged economy. but i believe we need to lift our vision above the obstacles in place and look to the american horizon. to a nation where every child can not only dream of going to college, but attend one. where quality healthcare will be a birthright of every citizen. where a good job is not a wish, but a reality. where women receive equal pay and a living wage is paid to all. an america where after a lifetime of labor, there is time for rest and grandchildren. a nation that defends our people and our values,
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i know we can create that america if we listen to our conscience and our hearts and not to the pundits and the naysayers. i'm bernie sanders. i approve this message, and i ask for your vote. watch area as the showers race off to the east. expect clearing skies and continued very windy conditions tonight with lows near 40. thursday will be mostly sunny and windy with highs in the upper 50s. cooler weather continues through saturday with mostly sunny skies. the next chance of rain arrives monday.
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expect clearing skies and continued very windy conditions tonight with lows near 40. thursday will be mostly sunny and windy with highs in the upper 50s. cooler weather continues through saturday with mostly sunny skies. the next chance of rain arrives monday. break 3 these are not quite the best of
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hillary clinton: wall street should never be allowed to wreck main street again. americans haven't had a raise in 15 years. but i want to go further. whether it's racism holding people back... big financial interests, drug companies, insurance companies, big oil companies... the indifference, the negligence. that's what i want to take on. to root out all of these barriers... and together we will make progress. i'm hillary clinton,
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over exploding air bags after a senate committee uncovers what it says is falsified data from the bag's maker. we hear from the wife of donald trump in a rare tv interview. and emotionall testimony from the father of sportscaster erin andrews about her horrific ordeal these are not quite the best of times for usc men's basketball...but they are pretty good....especially when you consider the program's recent history. the gamecocks are 22 and five...their most regular season wins since 1997....and they still have four games left. they're very much in contention for the sec
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in the ncaa tournament. head coach frank martin says his guys..especially the veterans should prosper in this environment....after enduring some lean times the past three seasons. when we were 1-and-9 or whatever we were..those guys never cracked...they never flinched..they never gave in to the pressure of oh my god..we're going to lose again and we're failures..they never gave in to that . so now that script has kind of turned a little bit...don't crack now either. and that's kind of what of what we've been talking about..and that's kind of what i shared with them. but you won't guys who challenge each other in that locker room to perform better. the gamecocks are in action tonight. they'll host tennessee at the cla...tipoff time is nine o'clock on the sec network. earlier today it looked like there would be no way the gamecocks would play baseball today. the wind was howling...rain was pelting the midlands.....then the sun emerged from behind the
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park. so they were able to play ball this afternoon against the winthrop eagles......just a little windy...... the gamecocks get right to work in the first inning..... alex destino with the ground ball...the eagles fail to turn the double play...marcus mooney scores...one- nothing usc. chris cullen raps a single to left center...destino scores to make it three nothing...the gamecocks go on to score six runs in the first inning..... second inning....destino with a basehit throught he right side...mooney scores to make it seven-nothing...... moments later....destino steals second...the throw gets away...and jonah bride scores easily from third....usc is cruising up eight -zip.... they're in the 7th
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breaking news tonight. a new outbreak of deadly tornadoes. decimating homes and towns. a rising toll with nearly a dozen states on high alert. fears the biggest threat is yet to come. exploding air bags bombshell. news tonight half of all cars being driven right now in america might need to be recalled as investigats say the air bag maker continues to deceive customers even after deadly crashes. trump landslide. after crushing the competition in nevada, tonight he's aiming for a super tuesday knockout. also, milania trump, a rare one-on-one interview. does she ever think he's gone too far. and shocking blast caught on camera. a man's pocket suddenly bursts into flames. tonight a warning for everyone who uses e-cigarettes.

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