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i'm dara brown news happening overnight... columbia fire crews responded to a house fire on nearview avenue in northeast richland county. right now information is limited, but we have heard that people inside the home were able to make it out safely. this is in the woodfield park subdivision right behind richland northeast high school. we'll be checking in with columbia investigators to learn more on what started that fire. also overnight -- a boil water advisory issued for people living along nursery hill road in lexington county. the affected area is between woodvalley drive and westcott road. a 10-inch water line break was reported in that area last night. a wis viewer sent in this picture of water flowing on the road way there. if you live in the area under the advisory, you will need to boil your water for a full minute before drinking or cooking until further notice. while you were sleeping overnight -- you likely heard strong winds continuing to whip through the midlandsds winds are still very high this
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storm system continues to move away from the east coast. be on the lookout for any tree limbs or debris on the roadways this morning as you head to work. let's get your early morning started with a look at your forecast. tim miller is in the first alert storm center with your wake up weather. get ready for a nice stretch of late winter days ahead with dry conditions, cool temperatures and mostly sunny skies as high pressure builds in through the first of next week. winds will still be an issue today as we'll see some gust up to 30mph. today, mostly sunny, continued breezy, highs middle to upper 50s. winds west 15-20mph with some higher gust. tonight, clear lows lower to middle 30s friday sunday: mostly sunny, highs middle 50s to near 60 with the wind continuing to tear through the midlands, sce&g linemen have been working hard overnight to restore power to
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temperatures and mostly sunny skies as high pressure builds in through the first of next week. winds will still be an issue today as we'll see some gust up to 30mph. today, mostly sunny, continued breezy, highs middle to upper 50s. winds west 15-20mph with some higher gust. tonight, clear lows lower to middle 30s friday sunday: mostly sunny, overnight to restore power to numerous areas. the utility has already had to deal with thousands of outages so far -- and more could be coming as the wind continues. our chad mills has the latest. whipping wind left its mark on the midlands... ...including here at the intersection of laurel and marion street where a toppled tree trashed power lines and took its toll on traffic lights too. earlier in the day, it was a close call for a taxi driver, when a large tree limb broke off and smashed into his windshield on millwood
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a home's fence was flattened on patterson road in columbia. over in lexington, joseph hunt's truck and home dodged a pine tree. back over in columbia, this home on gordon street near c.a. johnson high school wasn't so lucky. needless to say, sce&g's been busy. "we've been working since knowing that the storm was coming to get our crews ready." and spokesperson ginny jones says there have crews ready." and spokesperson ginny jones says there have been plenty of outages to fix. "there have been a number of incidents causing outages. richland and lexington county were particularly hard hit, and we've been working all around the state to try to restore outages as they've come up." jones says the company has re-routed crews from other counties. she says some from sumter will be headed here thursday morning. "what you're looking at is a lot of single incidents at different homes, so some of those outages will take some more time to repair than, for instance, a large incident
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customers back on at one time." that was chad mills reporting. jones says that's why sce&g trims limbs throughout the year -- to reduce the damage in windy situations like we're seeing right now. it was a close call for one taxi driver yesterday afternoon due to those winds about. while driving down millwood avenue in columbia-- a large tree limb windshield. the driver said he thinks the high winds caused the branch to fall. he says he's lucky he walked away ... because that branch left his cab a wreck. after crews cleared the scene, the car had to be towed away. the storm system is being blamed for the death of one man in darlington county. the county coroner says the man, identified as michael gaines, senior died after being hit by a falling tree branch while he was walking on gilchrist road in darlington. someone nearby called 9-1-1 right after gaineses was hit and pinned to the ground by the branch. "right before the incident, the tree broke and i guess he didn't know which way to run and the tree fell on him."
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stopped along the road near his home to remove storm debris from the roadway when he was hit. several cities and towns across the south will still be cleaning up after two stormy days in the including the victim in darlington county. 4 people were killed in virginia which saw significant damage last night from tornadoes. a woman whose house was ruined in last fall's floods now has a newly renovated home. jennifer gneiser walked into her newly- renovated house in pine glen yesterday. a national disaster recovery organization with local partners called the "rebuild together" initiative came together to fix it up. jennifer says she's been apart from her two teenage sons as crews worked on the house. "i can instill now in my children a sense of giving and that we can move forward as a family with that sense of giving and repay it that way." jennifer's home is one of 12 homes that the "rebuild together" initiative is working to restore in the
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state employees could be in for some bigger paychecks. the house budget writing committee approved a new 7 and a half billion dollar spending plan wednesday. under the plan, income taxes would be cut and most state employees would get a 1-percent pay raise. millions of dollars going to k through 12 education also includes a 2-percent cost-of-living pay bump for teachers. 250-million dollars would also be allocated for roadwork, the committee hopes to wrap up its work today. the full house and senate must approve the plan before the budget takes effect on july 1st. a new initiative by public and private groups across south carolina will work to stop cyber hackers. governor nikki haley attended the official launch of the "sc cyber" program at usc wednesday. the goal is to secure the state's cyber infrastructure by training government workers, business people, and small business owners about security techniques. right now, about 23- hundred people in south carolina work in the cyber security field. the goal is to grow that number with this new
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with just two days remaining until the democratic primary in clinton is not taking any lead in the polls for granted. she hit up several campaign stops in west columbia yesterday, where she spoke to the alpha kappa alpha sorority...and in sumter, where she held a town hall at morris college. clinton told the crowd she wants to unite the country. she also criticized the republican candidates--saying their proposals would take the country backwards. "we're going to go out to talk to people, one on one and in groups, about what's in it for them to have a president to follow president obama who's gonna continue to build on the progress we've made and to continue to make life better, to make a real difference in how people are living and working." and today, former president bill clinton returns to the midlands to campaign for hillary. as part of a get out the vote push that will take him from the upstate to the lowcountry, clinton will stop through winnsboro today. he'll speak at the fairfield middle school gymnasium at 7:45 tonight. his tour will continue tomorrow
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and bluffton. despite a double digit deficit in the polls here...senator bernie sanders says he is not giving up on south carolina. but wednesday he did leave the palmetto state to focus on several other upcoming contests. after spending part of the day in columbia wednesday, sanders took off for a campaign swing of missouri and oklahoma as he tries to regain momentum. he said he plans to win some states and lose others -- but that he is in the race to win. "we have waged a very, very vigorous campaign. we have picked up a lot of support and we have closed the gap very, very significantly. but this, from day one, was going to be a very difficult state for us." sanders is expected to return to south carolina tomorrow for last-minute campaigning ahead of the primary on saturday. south carolina democrats may not recognize one name on the ballot in saturday's primary. chicago businessman willie wilson is running for president as a champion of
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americans. he spoke with wis-news 10 here at our studios. wilson's a self-made millionaire who worked his way up from poverty in louisiana to running an international medical supply company and his own gospel radio show. he says he has plenty of experience running a business and dealing with international issues. as for the experience of washington veterans like bernie sanders and hillary clinton, williams says that kind of experience has "caused" the problems america has today. "this country should have economic empowerment to reflect the citizens of america. this country should have free education. if cuba and china can have free education, why not us? this country should have forgiveness of student debt loans. this country should have a public policy, public education, that should reflect equal opportunity under the law. this country should have equal work, equal pay for females.
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national faith-based initiative program. these are things that i am talking about. and if it comes down to the fact that, if we cannot elect a president of these united states, with a platform and delegates we will use those to the fullest to get some of our message out there." among democrats, wilson says he has struggled with party leaders to get his name on the ballot. besides south carolina, he says he will be appearing on the ballot in california, louisiana, illinois, texas and missouri and he's in a court fight to get onto the ballot in mississippi. wilson says his faith is a big part of his campaign but that he can work with, and serve, people of any denomination. coming up...the gamecock men are looking to keep their resume strong as they down the final stretch of the basketball season. see if they could nab a big home win against tennesse last night
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break 1 this is resume building season
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men's basketball team. every win the remainder of the regular season will strengthen their case for making the ncaa tournament. frank martin and the gamecocks hosting rick barnes and the tennessee volunteers.... first half...irmo's justin mckie makes a quick move to the basket.... carolina up ten...21 to 11. here laimonas chatkevicius tips the pass away...duane notice gets the ball to mckie for the layup....it's 29-23. devon baulkman drops in a triple...the vols cut the margin to three.....31-28. usc closes the half on an 18 to six
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40 to 31...he finishes with 16 points. duane notice gets red hot...he closes the half with three straight three pointers.....he finishes with 17 points...carolina leads by 15 at recess....49 to 34. second half.....mindaugas kacinas rebounds and scores....gamecocks lead by overall....ten and five in the sec. the next game is saturday at oh start after blasting the winthrop eagles this afternoon. you can see how windy it was today at founders park. usc scores early and frequently....first inning.... chris cullen raps a single to left center...alex destino scores to make it three nothing...the gamecocks go on to score six runs in the first inning..... sixth inning...t.j. hopkins singles up the middle bringing home jonah
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--- the gamecocks keep the bats going in the seventh...l-t tolbert rips one to right temperatures and mostly sunny skies as high pressure builds in through the first of next week. winds will still be an issue today as we'll see some gust up to 30mph. today, mostly sunny, continued breezy, highs middle to upper 50s. winds west 15-20mph with some higher gust. tonight, clear lows lower to middle 30s friday sunday: mostly sunny, highs middle 50s to near 60 break 2 temperatures and mostly sunny skies as high pressure builds in through the first of next week. winds will still be an issue today as we'll see some
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today, mostly sunny, continued breezy, highs middle to upper 50s. winds west 15-20mph with some higher gust. tonight, clear lows lower to middle 30s friday sunday: mostly sunny, highs middle 50s to near 60
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against him. the state court of criminal appeals dismissed charges that accused perry of abusing his power as governor. perry said it proves the 2014 indictment was "nothing less than a baseless political attack." he was accused of improperly threatening to veto funding for a corruption
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office and then doing it to force the head of the unit to resign over a drunk driving arrest. president obama may be ready to push republicans to confirm a new supreme court justice, by picking a republican for the job. he's also changing his tone a little in his back and forth with the senate. we get more from michelle kosinski. one day after top senate republicans decidedly dug in their heels ... saying they will not even hold hearings, won't even meet with the president's nominee. majority leader "this decision ought to be made by the next president." the president launched into a nearly 10 minute impromptu speech on why this should happen. "i think it will be very difficult for mr. mcconnell to explain how, if the public concludes that this person is very well qualified,
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should stand in the way simply for political reasons." but while only days ago, the president expressed deep frustration. "we've almost become accustomed to how obstructionist the senate's become when it comes to nominations." today, a strikingly different tone. "i understand the posture that they're taking right now. i'm sure they're under enormous pressure. i am sympathetic. i recognize the politics are
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republicans have made much of the president not spoken with anyone at the white house about the supreme court vacancy. still to come this morning on sunrise-- making dreams come true. how some cash and lots of space brought big smiles to the faces of children in the midlands. break 3
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good morning and this morning we are looking ahead to the next republican debate right here in houston tonight and it should be fireworks filled. that's because marco rubio is already starting to amp up what you could call policy attacks on ted cruz, of course, looking ahead to super tuesday here in texas, his home state, trying for a win here, hoping to get it, really needing it. all as donald trump continues to dominate. we've got a look at his wife melania and what she's been doing on
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get ready for a nice stretch of late winter days ahead with dry conditions, cool temperatures and mostly sunny skies as high pressure builds in through the first of next week. winds will still be an issue today as we'll see some gust up to 30mph. today, mostly sunny, continued breezy, highs middle to upper 50s. winds west 15-20mph with some higher gust. tonight, clear lows lower to middle 30s friday sunday: mostly sunny, highs middle 50s to simple tests you can do at home to see if you're in optimal health, or if it's time to make an appointment with your primary care physician. haley hernandez has more. tall, thin, fit or fat... your size and shape might not reveal as much as something as simple as this plank-- "if you can hold this for two minutes, this probably is a good indicator that you've got a good core strength." american family care doctors warn if you
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you are carrying too much weight and adding to your health problems. "like back pain and core stability. next, sit & stand from a seated position on the floor. the idea is to use as few body parts, as possible, testing balance... flexibility.... and there's a bonus! "...doing this increases calorie burn bc you're using certain muscles... if you can do it, it will rev up your metabolism a little bit. seems simple but when you actually sit down and do it, it's challenging." but that's all a wash if your heart is weak! "you count for 15 seconds and multiple that by four because that would be a full minute, the normal heart rate is between 70- 100" now try this -- it might seem silly-- but drawing a clock can tell you if it's time to see a neurologist... "so this is actually testing a couple of things, coordination, your cognitive abilities, and somebody with dementia might leave out numbers or not be able to follow instructions." and here's the one that can reveal hidden dangers! dr. sharma says scrape your tongue with a spoon-- put it in a plastic bag, close it, then smell! "for example, a diabetic patient will have a fruity odor to either that bag test or
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someone with kidney problems will have a pungent odor if your tongue is really sore you might be a patient with dry mouth or unfortunately, even sleep apnea." haley hernandez reporting. doctors say don't confuse the test with a diagnosis. if one of the tests indicates a bigger problem -- talk with your physician. what happens when you give kids 9-thousand bucks at a toy store? a whole lot of fun! patients from palmetto health children's were set patients from palmetto health children's were set loose in walmart wednesday, all thanks to a 75-hundred dollar grant. walmart gave the gift because one of their own says palmetto health saved his daughter's life. state farm and the solomon law group stepped in with an additional 15-hundred dollars, so the patients could fill children's playrooms with brand new toys to lift spirits and encourage healing. the time is now 4:-- thanks for starting your day with news ten sunrise.
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strong winds caused 'lights out' in parts of the midlands. i'm tracking the latest in your first alert forecast this morning. plus... one more time to debate the issues. tonight is the final showdown for the 2016 republican presidential candidates before they take on super tuesday. it's thursday, february 25th. 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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top stories this morning-- people in the southeast and east coast are in recovery mode after severe thunderstorms and tornadoes destroyed homes and knocked out power. it's reported eight people have died in the storms that left a path of destruction from louisiana to pennsylvania. we're tracking the latest in the alert center this morning. that severe weather caused power outages across the carolina. sce&g reported more than 2,800 outages late wednesday, with most in richland and lexington counties. as of this morning that number is down to a little over 300. duke energy reports as of 8pm wednesday they had 96-thousand customers without power in north and south carolina. as you get ready to head out this morning, you will need to hold on to your hats. those strong winds are still an issue around the a wind advisory will be in effect for much of the day. let's check in with tim miller on this friday eve. he has your first alert forecast as you're waking up.
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and windy with highs in the upper 50s. cooler weather continues through the saturday with mostly sunny skies. the next chance of rain arrives monday. as we mentioned those strong winds are still causing some problems around the
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morning. sce&g has been battling power outages in numerous spots, and there could be more today. our michal higdon is live in downtown columbia where crews have been working overnight to get power restored -- michal? i'm just down the street from the corner of laurel and marion street where the intersection is still blocked off because of a downed traffic light. we have video from just a couple of hours ago and you can see tree limbs and debris around the traffic debris around the traffic light at laurel and marion -- and crews have put up barricades for a full block radius so if you're headed this way, be mindful of that. much of this immediate area near the laurel and marion lost power yesterday because of those high winds
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sce&g crews have been working extremely hard, even overnight, to get power turned back on for thousands which saw sporadic outages from yesterday's storms. ginny jones with sce&g says prior to the storms -- crews were prepared to address outages. "there have been a number of incidents causing outages. richland and lexington county were particularly hard hit, and we've been working all around the state to try to restore outages as they've come up." we're told that crews from sumter will be headed to richland and lexington counties at some point live in columbia, michal higdon, wis news 10. in the alert center this morning... the death toll from a powerful storm system that left a path of destruction from louisiana to
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three people, including a 2 year old boy were killed in virginia when a suspected tornado tore through the town of waverly authorities later found a man dead, who went missing after a funnel cloud destroyed his home. here in south carolina, a tree fell onto a man in darlington county the same storm system is also responsible for deaths in louisiana and mississippi. we're told this morning crews are still working in virginia to rescue several trapped people in storm wreckage near richmond. new this morning-- a boil water advisory has been issued for people living along nursery hill road in lexington county. the affected area is between woodvalley drive and westcott road. a 10-inch water line break was reported in that area last night. a wis viewer sent in this picture of water flowing on the roadway there. if you live in the area and are currently under the advisory, you will need to boil your water for a full minute before drinking or cooking until further notice.
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the south carolina democratic primary, and candidates will notably absent from the midlands today. despite some campaign events planned -- bernie sanders and hillary clinton will be turning much of their attention to states in the march 1st super tuesday contests. yesterday, clinton worked on gaining more supporters here in the midlands. she made several campaign stops in west columbia yesterday -- and also spoke to supporters in sumter at morris college. clinton's message centered on uniting the country. "this campaign is all about bringing us together to solve our problems. it's about putting forth real solutions that will make a difference in people's lives." during the rally, clinton also took the opportunity to attack republican rival ted cruz over the issue of social security. she also spoke on the issue of winning over a red state such as south to attack republican rival ted south carolina. senator bernie sanders is focused on lifting south carolina families out of sanders held an early morning campaign news conference on wednesday-- hoping pick up some momentum before
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carolina's democratic primary. sanders says poverty is a crisis he wants to address if he becomes president . "where we are today is to remember how we got where we are, to understand that in the richest country in the history of the world, we do not have to have children living in extreme poverty. we need a government that represents all of us and not just the wealthy and the powerful." after leaving columbia on wednesday -- senator sanders continued his campaign tour-- making a swing through missouri and oklahoma. tonight-- our decision 2016 coverage 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 tonight at 7. republican candidates are set to face off in houston tonight for the 10th time. coming off his win in nevada's caucuses tuesday night, frontrunner donald trump hopes to
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tuesday approaches. meanwhile, senators marco rubio and ted cruz are locked in a fierce battle for second place. joining them at the cnn-moderated debate will be john kasich and ben carson. tonight's debate will kick off at 8:30 p-m. just two games left in the regular season for the usc women's basketball team. tonight the gamecocks play their final road game. usc will be in oxford, mississippi, to play ole miss. the gamecocks are still undefeated in the sec, with their lone loss on the season coming to uconn. tonight's game starts at 9 o'clock on the sec network plus. the women will play their regular season finale this sunday at home. the usc men made a big statement last night as they near the end of their season. the gamecocks beat tennessee in a blowout at colonial life arena, 84 to 58. usc has a 23-and-5 record this year, with three games left in the regular season. tim miller is tracking your first alert forecast on this friday eve. let's check in with him now for a quick update. thursday will be mostly sunny
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highs in the upper 50s. cooler weather continues through the saturday with mostly sunny skies. the next chance of rain arrives monday. coming up on news 10 sunrise... president obama is moving right
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with plans to nominate a new supreme court justice-- after the sudden death of antonin scalia. more on one potential candidate-- whose background is raising eyebrows- and questions. this morning in the alert center - a group of isis
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change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability. beie sanders. he was there when dr. king marched on washington. unafraid to challenge the status quo to end racial profiling, take on police misconduct, and take down a system that profits from mass imprisonment. there is no president who will fight harder to end institutional racism. education. opportunity. reform. bernie.
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and twitter as well as its leaders. these details coming in after photos of mark zuckerberg and jack dorsey appeared multiple times in a 25 minute video created by isis supporters. the images of the ceo's are engulfed in flames and marked with bullet holes. the video is in response to the recent efforts by facebook and twitter to stop terrorist activity on
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to wipe isis from its platform - suspending more than 125-thousand accounts for threatening or supporting terrorist acts. later today the senate is expected to vote on a resolution - basically a statement - about the death of supreme court justice antonin scalia. but some republicans vow the vote president obama wants - to replace scalia - will never happen. tracie potts reports even though both sides seem dug in, there are some signs of thawing this morning. / sen. majority leader :00-:05 "we will not have hearings. in short, there will not be action taken." but now the white house and senate confirm that chuck grassley - the republican head of the judiciary committee that holds supreme court confirmation hearings - will meet with president obama next week. nbc news has also confirmed the white house is vetting a republican - nevada governor and former federal judge brian sandoval - to replace justice scalia. "and i think it will be very difficult for mr. mcconnell to explain how if public concludes this person is
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senate should stand in way simply for political reasons." "this is a way for democrats and the white house to extract maximum pain on republicans." democrats have a petition, one-point- three million people who say the senate should not block the president's nominee. / sen. minority leader :55-1:01 "it is wrong, and i don't believe the american people will stand for this. the senate needs to do it's job." republican leaders insist they won't even consider an obama appointee during an election year. tracie potts, nbc news, washington. severe weather had an affect on many people in both north and south carolina yesterday. a north carolina couple were both taken to an area hospital after a mobile home they were in overturned twice due to heavy winds. the woman was actually trapped underneath the kitchen cabinets in the home.
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north carolina area. fire crews responded to the scene at around five p-m yetserday. troy hunt / maxton fire rescue: "we had to go in and actually open up, part of the trailer was already opened up so we went ahead and tore it open. she was standing up and we got her out first and we went in and moved all the cabinets and got the gentleman out of the structure." the couple was taken to the neck. thursday will be mostly sunny and windy with highs in the upper 50s. cooler weather continues through the saturday with mostly sunny skies. the next chance of rain arrives monday. tonight, dutch fork middle school is inviting you to an
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win movement and black history month. students and staff have been a part of the hate won't win education initiative
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you to an event celebrating the hate won't win movement and black history month. students and staff have been a part of the hate won't win education initiative since the movement started after the charleston church shooting. the movement aims to break down barriers of division and intolerance by celebrating similarities through acts of love. tonight's event will feature three guest speakers, musician kelvin armstrong and the allen university gospel choir. "we just t nt this to be a timeme when people learn about the hww message, when people learn about being an upstander, about choosing to participate and showing respect and have dialogue. we want to learn about history through role models.
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really looking to have a great time and make that connection." food trucks will begin serving food outside the school at 5:15 and the event starts at 6pm. except for food- the event is free and is open to the public. the school will be selling a hate won't win magazine for 5 dollars and proceeds will benefit mother emanuel and the pace character development program. up next on sunrise this morning... a look at your thursday headlines. thanks for starting your day with us. hallie jackson good morning and this morning we are looking ahead to the next republican debate right here in houston
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i'm hillary clinton and i approve thth message. her church taught her to do all the good you can... for all the people you can... for as long as you can... after law school, she could have joined a high priced law firm... but instead, she worked to reform juvenile justice in south carolina... exposed racism in alabama schools... registered latino voters in texas... and provided legal aid to families in arkansas. her life's work has been about breaking barriers. and so would her presidency. which is why, for evereramerican who's not being paid
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who's held back by student debt or a system tilted against them- and there are far too many of you- she understands that our country can't reach its potential unless we all do. together.
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republican debate right here in houston tonight and it should be fireworks filled. thatat because marco rubio is already starting to amp up what ted cruz, of course, looking ahead to super tuesday here in texas, his home state, trying for a win here, hoping to melania and what she's been doing on the trail. the u-s department of labor is set to release their weekly jobless claims report this morning. on last week's report, we saw the number of weekly applications for unemployment assistance fall to 273-thousand. it marked the lowest number of people seeking jobless beneifts since november. the lower numbers indicate a healthy job market and recent worries about the stock market have not caused u-s businesses to cut jobs. civil rights activists reverend frederick reese and representative john lewis
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highest civilian honor-- the congressional gold medal. it is honored on behalf of all the soldiers who took part in the 1965 voting rights marches. the men and women walked peacefully from selma to montgomery, alabama-- protesting their inability to vote. congressman lewis called them ordinary peopel with an extraordinary vision. the countdown has begun and preparations are underway for hollywood's biggest night. the 88th annual academy awards are scheduled to take place this sunday night at hollywood's dolby theater. the 500-foot long red carpet has been rolled out for the star-studded event. it will be surrounded by reporters and photographers, along with more than 700 fans in bleacher seats-- hoping to get a glimpse of some of the world's biggest stars. u-s marines are preparing for a "cold response" exercise in norway. conducting the exercise in cold weather enables the soldiers to better understand their equipment in a snowy environment. the marines will be providing support to ground units-- which will involve 12 nato allies and partners later this month. officials say about 16- thousand
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involved. the exercise is held every two years. a line of strong, dangerous storms prompted severe thunderstorm warnings and caused flooding in the washington, d.c. area. the storm left thousands of people without power, and brought strong winds and hail on wednesday. major flight delays have been reported at all three of the region's major airports. incoming flights at reagan washington national airport were delayed by more than an hour on average. thursday will be mostly sunny and windy with highs in the upper 50s. cooler weather continues through the saturday with mostly sunny skies. the next chance of rain arrives monday. the time is now 5:--. we are back with another half hour, in just a few minutes. thanks for starting your day
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good morning. thanks for waking up with sunrise. going back to the old neighborhood can be hard sometimes.
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and that police brutality is used to keep folks hemmed in, and frankly, opportunity locked out. i spent my entire life in the civil rights movement. i came up in the naacp like my mom came up in the naacp, like my father came up with the congress of racial equality, like bernie sanders came up with the congress of racial equality. black lives matter. we need to combat institutional racism from top to bottom in a broken criminal justice system. i'm supporting bernie sanders for president and all of us who have joined this campaign are there for the same reason. he's always fought for a populus position of let's fight for all our families as if they are our own.
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i'm len kiese. i'm mary king. it's 5:30, on this thursday, february 25th. top stories as you're waking up this morning... the five remaining republican presidential candidates will duke out the issues tonight in a debate moderated by cnn. it's the last one before 12
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super tuesday next week. plus -- still a few power outage issues around the midlands from very high winds. sce&g reported more than 28-hundred outages late wednesday, with most in richland and lexington counties. ahead we'll check in with our michal higdon who has a look at one area of damage that will be repaired today. plus-- severe thunderstorms and tornadoes destroyed homes and knocked out power on the east coast. it's reported eight people have died in the storms today. tim miller's keeping an eye on the weather here in the midlands in your first alert forecast. thursday will be mostly sunny and windy with highs in the upper 50s. the saturday with mostly sunny skies. the next chance of rain arrives monday.
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overnight those strong winds have still been whipping from that vigorous
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moved through our area. utility crews have been working around the clock to clean up the damage left behind from the wind and restore numerous power outages around the midlands. our michal higdon joins us live from downtown columbia with an update on outages reported there -- michal? as of a couple of hours ago, several blocks around bull street had their power restored after going several hours without it. however, an entire block radius in every direction is blocked from laurel and marion street this morning after a traffic light collapsed from yesterday's high winds. take a look. there are downed tree limbs near the traffic light and one side of it is hanging very close to the ground.
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one will be able to get near it until crews make repairs. but that's just some of the damage we saw yesterday. there were broken tree limbs that smashed into cars, a home's fence flattened, power lines down and street signs in disarray in other parts of richland county. crews have been busy since -- working to get things back in order. especially sce&g trying to get power restored to customers who lost it when those high winds of single incidents at different homes, so some of those outages will take some more time to repair than, for instance, a large incident where you can get a lot of customers back on at one time." you can see on your screen that crews have been working diligently to get power restored, and few are left at this point. sce&g tells us they are bringing in additional crews this morning from sumter to help with the rest of the repairs. live in columbia, michal higdon, wis news 10. new this morning-- columbia fire crews responded to a house fire
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richland county. right now information is limited, but we have heard that people inside the home were able to make it out safely. this is in the woodfield park subdivision right behind richland northeast high school. we'll be checking in with columbia investigators to learn more on what started that fire. breaking in the alert center right now australia's government is warning that terrorists could be preparing attacks in indonesia. the department of foreign affairs and trade is urging travelers to exercise a high degree of caution especially tourists visiting bali. australia warns that terrorists may be plotting attacks in and around kuala lumpur. a midlands man who lost his daughter in a deadly dui crash is leading the charge in a rally today to call for a longtime lexington prosecutor to resign. david longstreet believes solicitor donnie myers 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
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crash that killed his 6-year old daughter emma, in 2012. solicitor myers was arrested monday on a dui charge after a crash. longstreet says the county can't take any more of a chief prosecutor with a track record of alcohol- related offenses. "he had a chance, he had an opportunity to get help, tototake 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." longstreet is planning to continue his call for myers to hillary clinton is working on gaining the support of south carolinians ahead of saturday's democratic primary. yesterdada clinton picked up an endorsement in senate minority leader harry reid. she also spoke at a rally in sumter at morris college. clinton talked about uniting the country and finding solutions to problems-- and she also took the opportunity to attack ted cruz over social security issues. "and i've taken a stand against the privatization of social security which is something the republicans are always pushing.
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called social security a ponzi scheme. you know, it's one of the most important social programs that our country has ever put in place." clinton's campaign has several events planned along the coast today in florence, myrtle beach and kingstree. clinton herself will be focusing on campaigning in other states ahead of next week's super tuesday. former president bill clinton will return to south carolina today to campaign for hillary. as part of a get out the vote push that will take him from the upstate to the lowcountry, clinton will stop through winnsboro tonight. he's expected to speak at the fairfield middle school gymnasium at 7:45 tonight. his tour through the palmetto state will continue on friday-- where he'll make stops in aiken and bluffton. south carolinians might not recognize one name on the democratic ballot. chicago businessman willie wilson is running for president. part is his campaign is focused on speaking out against corporate interests. wilson's a self-made millionaire
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his way up from poverty in louisiana to running an international medical supply company and his own gospel radio show. wilson told us politicians like bernie sanders and hillary clinton have caused some of the problems that america has today. " this country should have a public policy, public education, that should reflect equal opportunity under the law. this country should have equal work, equal pay for females. and also, last is a national faith-based initiative program." wilson says he has struggled with party leaders to get his name on the ballot. he says his faith is a big part of his campaign, but that he can work with and serve people of any denomination or none. tonight-- our decision 2016 coverage 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
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candidates. our hour-long decision 2016 6 special starts tonight at 7. just ahead of super tuesday-- republican candidates will debate the issues in houston for the 10th time. coming off his win in nevada's caucuses tuesday night, frontrunner donald trump hopes to build on his momentum. senators marco rubio and ted cruz are battling one another for a second place spot. john kasich and ben carson will also be at the debate-- which will be moderated by cnn. it'll start at 8:30 p-m. state employees could be in for some bigger paychecks. the house budget writing committee approved a new 7 and a half billion dollar spending plan wednesday. under the plan, income taxes would be cut and most state employees would get a 1-percent pay raise. millions of dollars going to k through 12 education also includes a 2-percent cost-of-living pay bump for teachers. 250-million dollars would also be allocated for roadwork, the committee hopes to wrap up its work today. the full house and senate must approve the plan before the budget takes effect
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as spring approaches and we start to see some warmer weather-- dhec wants you to be prepared to prevent mosquito-borne illnesses. dhec says you can prevent these illnesses by reducing the available breeding habitats near you. they recommend removing any containers outside that hold water and attract mosquitos. historic floods from october and a warm winter has boosted the possibility of disease from mosquitos. coming up on news 10 sunrise... airplane can do something not even congress can do. the new experiment trending its way across social media this morning that's bringing passengers together-- to make important decisions. thursday will be mostly sunny and windy with highs in the upper 50s.
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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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through the saturday with mostly sunny skies. the next chance of rain arrives monday. trending its way across social media this morning-- it's a new way to
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on facebook. the social media website has added six "reactions" to click on-- on facebook p pts. you can still "like" posts, but you can also "love" them, say "haha" and laugh at them, say "wow," be "sad" or "angry." to add a reaction to a facebook post on your news feed, you can simply click and hold down on the "like" button on your mobile device-- if you're on your laptop, hover over the "like" button to see the reaction images. the most hotly-debated decision this year isn't whether you want to elect a
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democrat... it's whether you want to go to turks & caicos-- or costa rica. jetblue tried out a new social experiment in which the airline promised an airplane full of passengers a free round- trip ticket to somewhere on the company's route if they could quote "reach
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decide on a destination. get this-- every single one of the 150 people on the plane had to agree on the destination-- and, theyeyid. in the end, arguments were defended and chants took place-- but most importantly, a point was proven. those on the plane ended up heading to costa rica. coming up on news 10 sunrise... tired of waiting for your online order to take days to arrive at your door? ups just might have a solution... how the company is making sure your
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your personal well-being might have something to do with where you l le.
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i think that if one were to look at the qualifications of the candidates and really reflect upon what our country can be, and look at who can best get us to that place. i think it's hands down hillary clinton. hillary is the only candidate i trust to fight the injustice too many feel and build on the president's progress, not rip it away. my heart has always been with hillary clinton.
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and healthiest cities in america. naples, florida wins the title for highest well-being in the country. salinas, california and sarasota, florida round out the top three. the company gathered the data by conducting more than 170-thousand telephone interviews. the report measured well-being on whether people liked where they lived and worked and their
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ups is looking to get goods to consumers faster. the company is investing in a same-day delivery company called "deliv," which works with macy's, kohl's and other retailers to deliver online orders within the same day. "deliv" has not specified how much ups has invested, but ups says the investment will help it observe the same-day delivery market. deliv's founder says same-day delivery is becoming the new standard. it's a question you've probably never pondered. how much would it cost to buy one of everything offered on amazon? the answer: nearly 12 point 86 billion dollars. computer scientists in switzerland figured out the number. they first determined there are number. they first determined there are 479 million different items available on amazon's website. then, they determined the average price of one item is 26 dollars and 86 cents. the nation's largest annual christian music tour will be in columbia this friday night. ten different artists will perform at the winter jam tour at colonial life arena including
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country, crowder, matthew west and lauren daigle. the show is 10 dollars at the door, and no ticket is required. concert organizers say the event is fun for the whole family and they're hoping to pack out the arena. 06:16:57 our team prays every week that every person that walks in the door, their hearts, their minds will be open to receive whatever the lord has for them and we pray when artists take the stage they'll be anointed to bring forth through hands and feet.to be jesus with skin on. so they're going to bring a message to people that hopefully their lives will be encouraged and inspired to grow and strengthen in the lord doors will open at 6pm, the winter jam concert starts at 6:45pm. you're encouraged to arrive early as there is no assigned seating for the concert. happy birthday to everyone celebrating today!! send your birthday club pictures
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bernie sanders has always stood with our veterans, and that's why he'll never rush to put our men and women in harm's way. judgment. integrity. bernie.
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a missouri jury has ordered johnson and johnson to pay 72 million
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lawsuit over its talcum powder. the lawsuit, brought by the family of jackie fox, alleges that fox died of ovarian cancer caused by the company's product. plaintiffs in the case argue that johnson and johnson was aware of and neglected the dangers its talcum powder presented. johnson and johnson released a statement saying they stand by the safetetof their talcum powder. health officials in florida say three pregnant woman in that state have tested positive for the zika virus. all three cases are believed to be travel- related. a total of 32 cases have now been reported in florida. state with 11 reported cases. health experts say the virus can be spread by bites from mosquitos that are common in florida. zika is rapidly spreading through latin america and it causes a birth defect called microcephaly-- in which babies are born with unusually small heads. homeland security's budget is dominating talks on capitol hill. johnson budget for the next fiscal year.
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permanent headquarters for the agency-- which has been housed in a former naval facility for the last 12 years. federal officials say a permanent d-h-s headquarters would likely open in 2021 in washington. thursday will be mostly sunny and windy with highs in n e upper 50s. cooler weather continues through the saturday with mostly sunny skies. the next chance of rain arrives monday. the time is now . thanks for starting your day
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restore scattered outages caused by howling winds. the latest coming up in a live report. i'm tracking the latest in your first alert forecast this morning. plus -- just two days before south carolina's democratic primary. but with super tuesday looming, the candidates are spending a lot of time good morning. thanks for waking up with sunrise. i'm mary king. i'm len kiese. it's 6 o'clock. this morning -- people in the southeast and east coast are in recovery mode after severe thunderstorms and tornadoes destroyed homes and knocked out power. eight people have died in the storms -- with a a h death cononrmed overnight in virginia -- one of the hardest hit states. we'll have the latest on the damage there coming
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that severe weather caused power outages across the carolinas. sce&g reported more than 2,800 outages late wednesday, with most in richland and lexington counties. as of this morning that number is down to a little over 300. duke energy reports as of 8pm wednesday they had 96-thousand customers without power in north and south carolina. as you get ready to head out this morning, you will need to hold on to your hats. those strong winds are still an issue around the midlands. you likely heard some of those strong gusts overnight. a wind advisory will be in effect for much of the day. let's get your 6am started with a check on your first alert forecast. here's tim miller. get ready for a nice stretch of late winter days ahead with dry conditions, cool temperatures and mostly sunny skies as high pressure
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the first of next week. winds will still be an issue today as we'll see some gust up to 30mph. today, mostly sunny, continued breezy, highs middle to upper 50s. winds west 15-20mph with some higher gust. tonight, clear lows lower to middle 30s friday sunday: mostly sunny,
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near 60 as we mentioned those strong winds are still causing some problems around the midlands this morning. sce&g has been battling power outages in numerous spots, and there could be more today. our michal higdon is live in downtown columbia whehe crews have been working overnight to get power restored -- michal? i'm just down the street from the corner of laurel and marion street where the intersection is still blocked off because of a downed traffic light. we have video from just a couple of hours ago and you can see tree limbs and debris around the traffic light at laurel and marion -- and crews have put up barricades for a full block radius so if you're headed this way, be mindful of that. much of this immediate area near the laurel and marion lost power yesterday because of those high winds we've been experiencing. sce&g crews have been working extremely hard, even overnight, to get power turned back on for thousands which saw sporadic outages from yesterday's storms. ginny jones with sce&g says
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crews were prepared to address outages. "there have been a number of incidents causing outages. richland and lexington county were particularly hard hit, and we've been working all around the state to try to restore outages as they've come up." we're told that crews from sumter will be headed to richland and lexington counties at some point this morning to help repair any remaining power issues. live in columbia, michal higdon, wis news 10. in the wis alert center right now... a fourth person is confirmed dead in virginia after a powerful storm system swept across the east coast on wednesday. virginia state police say a man who had been missing since a funnel cloud destroyed his home was found dead. that same storm left an 8 to 10 mile path of destruction destroying 45 homes and injuring 7 others. virginia's governor declared a state of emergency wednesday evening. 8 storm-related deaths have been reported with
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carolina man hit by a falling tree limb in darlington county. darlington county. north carolina was one of the states that also saw tornadoes wednesday. this funnel cloud was caught on camera in henderson. that's just one of a number of areas that sustained heavy damage. tornadoes ripped apart homes and knocked down trees. there was also golf ball sized hail reported. at least 4 tornadoes were confirmed in north carolina further to the south -- florida also pounded by an outbreak of tornadoes. several homes were destroyed in this neighborhood in port charlotte after a strong twister moved through that area.s new this s rning-- a boil waterer advisoror has been issued for people living along nursery hill road in lexington county. the affected area is between woodvalley drive and westcott road. a 10-inch water line break was reported in that area last night. a wis viewer sent in this picture of water flowing on the roadway there. if you live in the area and are
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advisory, you will need to boil your water for a full minute before drinking or cooking until further notice. we are just two days away from the south carolina democratic primary, and candidates will be notably absent from the midlands today. despite some campaign events planned -- bernie sanders and hillary clinton will be turning much of their attention to states in the march 1st super tuesday contests. yesterday, clinton worked on gaining more supporters here in the midlands. she made several campaign stops clinton's message centered on uniting the country. "this campaign is all about bringing us together to solve our problems. it's about putting forth real solutions that will make a difference in people's lives." during the rally, clinton also took the opportunity to attack republican rival ted cruz over the issue of social security. she also spoke on the issue of winning over a red state such as south carolina. senator bernie sanders is focused on lifting south
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poverty. sanders held an early morning campaign news conference on wednesday-- hoping to pick up some momentum before heading into south carolina's democratic primary. sanders says poverty is a crisis he wants to address if he becomes president . "where we are today is to remember how we got where we are, to understand that in the richest country in the history of the world, we do not have to have children living in extreme poverty. we need a government that represents all of us and not just the wealthy and the powerful." after leaving columbia on wednesday -- senator sanders left the state for stops in missouri and oklahoma. tonight-- our decision 2016 coverage 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
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it was a relatively quiet day for the republicans wednesday after tuesday's nevada caucus. but -- they'll be face-to- face again tonight in houston for a debate. nevada caucuse winner donald trump hopes to build on his momentum as super tuesday approaches. meanwhile, senators marco rubio and ted cruz are locked in a fierce battle for second place. joining them at the cnn-moderated debate will be john kasich and ben carson. it starts at 8:30. just two games left in the regular season for the usc women's basketball team. tonight the gamecocks play their final road game. usc will be in oxford, mississippi, to play ole miss. the gamecocks are still undefeated in the sec, with their lone loss on the season coming to uconn. tonight's game starts at 9 o'clock on the sec network plus. the women will play their sunday at home. the usc men made a big statement last night as they near the end of their season. the gamecocks beat tennessee in a blowout at colonial life arena, 84 to 58. usc has a 23-and-5 record this year, with
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season. and -- expected in your first alert forecast today. here's tim miller. get ready for a nice stretch of late winter days ahead with dry conditions, cool temperatures and mostly sunny skies as high pressure builds in through the first of next week. winds will still be an issue today as we'll see some gust up to 30mph. today, mostly sunny, continued breezy, highs middle to upper 50s. winds west 15-20mph with some higher gust. tonight, clear lows lower to middle 30s friday sunday: mostly sunny, highs middle 50s to near 60 still to come on sunrise -- tornadoes in the south -- blizzards to the north. a look at some states that got severe weather in a different form, causing some tie-ups on the roads. that strong storm system that brought deadly storms to the south has now made it's
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causing chaos for travelers overnight. take a look at this video from
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hello, jimmy john's? [squealing tires] [swoosh] jimmy john's here! what took ya so long? jimmy john's! freaky fresh, freaky fast. i love a man in uniform! to the south has now made it's way to the northeast causing chaos for travelers overnight.
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suffolk county - where a downed powerline landed on a car causing it to catch fire. fire fighters extinguished the flames without any injuries. this morning more than 41-thousand people on long island remain without power. civil rights activists reverend frederick reese and representative john lewis accepted congress' highest civilian honor-- the congressional gold medal. it is honored on behalf of all the soldiers who took part in the 1965 voting rights marches. the men and women walked peacefully from selma to montgomery, alabama -- protesting their inability to vote. congressman lewis called them ordinary people with an extraordinary vision. president obama hosted his last "in performance at the white house" last night. the program is produced by pbs and the smithsonian, featuing performances that honor the music that shaped america. its a tradition the president and the first lady have upheld at the white house for the last 7 years.
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charles was honored. s/president barack obama throughout the 50s ray fused jazz, gospel and blues into a new soul sound. as he put it gospel and the or a guy white house guests got to enjoy even more celebrity performances throughout the night by stars celebrity performances throughout the night by stars such as usher, demi lovato and alabama shakes lead singer brittany howard. while wednesday's severe weather brought thunderstorms and tornadoes to the south and coast, the monster system was dumping snow on the midwest. a number of states had white out conditions with wind howling. the video you see here was in illinois -- where there were traffic issues around the state. here's a look at lansing, michigan -- which saw a slushly wet snow. the snow was falling hardest up until midnight -- and conditions are expected to be a mess there this morning as
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get ready for a nice stretch of late winter days ahead with dry conditions, cool temperatures and mostly sunny skies as high pressure builds in through the first of next week. winds will still be an issue today as we'll see some gust up to 30mph. today, mostly sunny, continued breezy, highs middle to upper 50s. winds west 15-20mph with some higher gust. tonight, clear lows lower to middle 30s friday sunday: mostly sunny, highs middle 50s to near 60 today's picture the weather is from boone hitch, thomas sumter academy send us your weather pictures to po box 367, columbia, sc 29202.
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school is inviting you to an event celebrating the hate won't win movement and black history month. students and staff have been a part of the hate won't win education initiative since the movement started after the charleston church shooting. the movement aims to break down barriers of division and intolerance by celebrating similarities through acts of love. tonight's event will feature three guest speakers, musician kelvin armstrong and the allen university gospel choir. "we just want this to be a time when people learn about the hww message, when people learn about being an upstander, about choosing to participate and through role models. we're just really looking to have a great
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food trucks will begin serving food outside the school at 5:15 and the event starts at 6pm. except for food- the event is free and is open to the public. the school will be selling a hate won't win magazine for 5 dollars and proceeds will benefit mother emanuel and the pace character development program. up next on sunrise -- a look at your national including how a police ended this chase in california after more than 20 miles. health officials say three
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sitive for the zika virus in florida. secretary of health doctor john armstrong announced the cases in his daily zika update. a total of 32 cases have now been reported in florida. all of them are believed to be travel related. but -- the virus can be spread by bites from mosquitoes that are common in florida. sources say white house is considering republican governor brian sandoval of nevada as one of several potential nominees to the supreme court. the nomination of a republican would be seen as an attempt by president obama to court the senate gop. senate majority leader mitch mcconnell has said they will not hold hearings or vote on obama's pick. sandoval is a former federal judge. the cuban government has loosened travel restrictions on some of the island's best- known dissidents in advance of president
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president obama has said his trip is designed to push the cuban government to improve conditions for its people. activists say the cuban government granted some dissidents one- time permission to travel abroad before the president arrives on march 21st. the u-s department of labor will release it's weekly jobless claims report this morning. on last week's report, the department reported the number of weekly applications for unemployment assistance fell to 273-thousand. it marked the lowest number of people seeking jobless benefits since last november. the department claims the lower numbers indicate a healthier job market. a pursuit through orange county, california wednesday afternoon ended dramatically when police spun out the suspect's vehicle. the chase lasted for about 20-miles with the driver moving up onto the sidewalk several times. police eventually moved in and performed a "pit" maneuver. the suspect was then wrestled to the ground and arrested. get ready for a nice stretch of late winter days ahead with dry conditions, cool temperatures and mostly
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builds in through the first of next week. winds will still be an issue today as we'll see some gust up to 30mph. today, mostly sunny, continued breezy, highs middle to upper 50s. winds west 15-20mph with some higher gust. tonight, clear lows lower to middle 30s friday sunday: mostly sunny, thanks for starting your day with news 10 sunrise. we are back with another half hour, in just a few minutes. good morning. thanks for waking up with sunrise.
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she says their names. trayvon martin shot to death. dontre hamilton unarmed. sandra bland... did nothing wrong.
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she speaks for a city poisoned by indifference. we need action now. and stands with the president against those who would undo his achievements. just like she's always...stood with us. hillary clinton.
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call to resign. why this midlands father believes a longtime solicitor arrested on a dui charge this week, should no longer be allowed to prosecute cases. and -- still a few power outage issues around the midlands from very high winds. sce&g reported more than 28-hundred outages late wednesday, with most in richland and lexington counties. we'll check in with our michal higdon who has a look at one area crews are working to get repaired today. of course -- all that wind came as severe thunderstorms and tornadoes moved across the south and east coast. an 8th storm related death was confirmed overnight in virginia. the heartbreaking video of destroyed homes was coming in all day long. but the good news -- a better forecast is expected today. and tim miller's keeping an eye on your first alert forecast. get ready for a nice stretch of late winter days ahead with dry conditions, cool temperatures and mostly sunny skies as high pressure builds in through the first of next week.
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today as we'll see some gust up to 30mph. today, mostly sunny, continued breezy, highs middle to upper 50s. winds west 15-20mph with some higher gust. tonight, clear lows lower to middle 30s friday sunday: mostly sunny, highs middle 50s to near 60 first alert traffic report
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have still been whipping from that vigorous storm system that moved through our area. utility crews have been working around the clock to clean up the damage left behind from the wind and restore numerous power outages around the midlands. our michal higdon joins us live from downtown columbia with an update on outages reported there -- michal? as of a couple of hours ago, several blocks around bull street had their power restored after going several hours without it. however, an entire block radius in every direction is blocked from laurel and marion street this morning after a traffic light collapsed from yesterday's
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there are downed tree limbs near the traffic light and one side of it is hanging very close to the ground. there is no power to it and no one will be able to get near it until crews make repairs. but that's just some of the damage we saw yesterday. there were broken tree limbs that smashed into cars, a home's fence flattened, power lines down and street signs in disarray in other parts of richland county. crews have been busy since -- working to get things back in order. especially sce&g trying to get power restored to customers who lost it when those high winds picked up. "what you're looking at is a lot of single incidents at different homes, so some of those outages will take some more time to repair than, for instance, a large incident where you can get a lot of customers back on at one time." you can see on your screen that crews have been working diligently to get power restored, and few are left at this point. sce&g tells us they are bringing in additional crews this morning from sumter to help with the st of the repairs.
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wis news 10. new this morning-- columbia fire crews responded to a house fire on nearview avenue in northeast richland county. ririht now information is limited, but we have heard that people inside the home were able to make it out safely. this is in the woodfield park subdivision right behind richland northeast high school. we'll be checking in with columbia investigators to learn more on what started that fire. in the alert center this morning... the united states and china have reached an agreeement on new sanctions to punish north korea in the wake of their recent nuclear test. the resolution is being described as the toughest one yet. the u.s. ambassador will submit the draft sanctions to the security council later today in january, north korea claimed to have successfully tested a hydrogen
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a midlands man who lost his daughter in a deadly dui crash is leading the charge calling for a longtime lexington prosecutor to resign. david longstreet believes solicitor donnie myers has lost his moral authority to prosecute cases involving drunk driving -- cases like the one that killed longstreet's 6-year old daughter emma, in 2012. solicitor myers was arrested monday on a dui charge after a crash. longstreet says the county can't take any more of a chief prosecutor with a track record of alcohol- related offenses. "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." longstreet is planning to continue his call for myers to step down during a rally today at the lexington county courthouse. the man who owned a company that manufactured internet "sweepstakes" machines -- now considered illegal in south carolina has been sentenced. l.w. flynn, who ran magic c nutes,
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to pay more than 250-thousand in restitution to the federal government. flynn entered a guilty plea back in august on operating a gambling business and evading federal taxes between 2010 and 2013. it was in 2013 that govenor haley signed a bill closing a loophole in the law that now makes sweepstakes machines illegal. hillary clinton is working on gaining the support of south carolinians ahead of saturday's democratic primary. yesterday, clinton picked up an endorsement in senate minority leader harry reid. during a rally in sumter at morris college, clinton talked about uniting the country -- and she also took the opportunity to attack ted cruz over social security issues. "and i've taken a stand against the privatization of social security which is something the republicans are always pushing. ted cruz actually called social security a ponzi scheme. you know, it's one of the most important social programs that our country has ever put in
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clinton's campaign has several events planned along the coast today in florence, myrtle beach and kingstree. clinton herself will be focusing on campaigning in other states ahead of next week's super tuesday. former president bill clinton will return to south carolina today to campaign for hillary. as part of a get out the vote push that will take him from the upstate to the lowcountry, clinton will stop through winnsboro tonight. he's expected to speak at the fairfield middle school gymnasium at 7:45 tonight. his tour through the palmetto state will continue on friday-- where he'll make stops in aiken and blufftft. south carolinians might not recognize one name on the democratic ballot. chicago businessman willie wilson is running for president. part is his campaign is focused on speaking out against corporate interests. wilson's a self-made millionaire who worked his way up from poverty in louisiana to running an international medical supply company and his own gospel radio show. wilson told us politicians like bernie sanders and hillary
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problems that america has today. " this country should have a public policy, public education, that should reflect equal opportunity under the law. this country should have equal work, equal pay for females. and also, last is a national faith-based initiative program." wilson says he has struggled with party leaders to get his name on the ballot. he says his faith is a big part of his campaign, but that he can work with and serve people of any denomination or none. tonight-- our decision 2016 coverage 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 at 7. it's a big night for the republican candidates -- who will take the debate stage for the 10th time.
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cnn, is in houston at 8:30. and front runner donald trump is back in the headlines after a back and forth exchange with a former presidential candidate over his taxes. we'll have more on that story coming up in about 10 minutes. as spring approaches and we start to see some warmer weather-- dhec wants you to be prepared to prevent mosquito-borne illnesses. dhec says you can prevent these illnesses by reducing the available breeding habitats near you. they recommend removing any containers outside that hold water and attract mosquitos. historic floods from october and a warm winter has boosted the possibility of disease from mosquitos. up next on sunrise -- jamming out and sharing faith. when the largest annual christian music tour is rolling into columbia..and the artists who are a part of this year's show. as severe weather was moving
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change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability. bernie sanders. he was there when dr. king marched on washington. unafraid to challenge the status quo to end racial profiling, take on police misconduct,
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there is no president who will fight harder to end institutional racism. education. opportunity. reform. bernie. i'm bernie sanders and i approve this message. you probably noticed blue skies and dark clouds all
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this is time lapse video out of raleigh, north carolina. some snapped this picture of some very ominous looking clouds in virigina. with winds howling -- everything temperatutus and mostly sunny skies as high pressure builds in through the first of next week. winds will still be an issue today as we'll see some gust up to 30mph. today, mostly sunny, continued breezy, highs middle to upper 50s. winds west 15-20mph with some higher gust. tonight, clear lows lower to middle 30s friday sunday: mostly sunny, highs middle 50s to near 60 the nation's largest annual christian music tour will be in columbia this
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ten different artists will perform at the winter jam ten different artists will perform at the winter jam tour at colonial life arena including for king & country, crowder, matthew west and lauren daigle. the show is 10 dollars at the door, and no ticket is required. concert organizers say the event is fun for the whole family and has a variety of music genres. 06:16:23 everything from worship to christian contemporary to a little bit of rap and of course we'll have our famous pyrotechnics and confetti. just a really good show doors will open at 6pm, the winter jam concert starts at 6:45pm. you're encouraged to arrive early as there is no assigned
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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.
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these details coming in after photos of mark zuckerberg and jack dorsey appeared multiple times in a video created by isis supporters. the video is in response to the recent efforts by facebook and twitter to stop terrorist activity on their sites. twitter stepped up their efforts to wipe isis from its platform - suspending more than 125-thousand accounts for threatening or supporting terrorist acts. donald trump is hitting back after mitt romney suggested that a "bombshell" is lurking in
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refused to release. romney was the gop nominee in 2012 -- and trump endorsed him. romney said in an interview with fox news that trump's foot-dragging on releasing his returns suggests he has something to hide. trump was quick to respond to romney on twitter -- saying romney blew an election that republicans should have won -- and also said romney's own taxes made him look trump has been critical of him on the campaign trail. wednesday's severe weather came in all forms -- strong winds, tornadoes, hail, snow -- and in some places enough rain to cause some flooding. that's what people in the d-c area were dealing with in addition to howling winds. the weather was bad enough to cause delays at all three of the region's major airports. incoming flights at reagan washington national airport were delayed by more than an hour on average. as severe weather was moving across the state -- you probably noticed blue skies and dark clouds all at the same time. this is time lapse video out of raleigh, north carolina.
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some very ominous looking clouds in virigina. with winds howling -- everything was fast moving, and it will still be windy toda get ready for a nice stretch of late winter dada ahead with dry conditions, cool temperatures and mostly sunny skies as high pressure builds in through the first of next week. winds will still be an issue today as we'll see some gust up to 30mph. today, mostly sunny, continued breezy, highs middle to upper 50s. winds west 15-20mph with some higher gust. tonight, clear lows lower to middle 30s friday sunday: mostly sunny, highs middle 50s to near 60 a woman whose house was ruined
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floods now has a newly renovated home. jennifer gneiser walked into her newly- renovated house in pine glen yesterday. a national disaster recovery organization with local partners called the "rebuild together" initiative came together to fix it up. jennifer says she's been apart from her two teenage sons as crews worked on the house. "i can instill now in my children a sense of giving and that we can move forward as a family with that sense of giving and repay it that way." jennifer's home is one of 12 homes that the "rebuild together" initiative is working to restore in the wake of the flood. sce and g is working to provide
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farmers affected by the deadly this morning officials will announce a new program that will get a kick start with a generous donation from the company. "plant it forward south helping south carolina's agriculture industry. sce and g will announce the donation this morning at a news conference at the state house at 9-15 a-m. state employees could be in for some bigger paychecks. the house budget writing committee approved a new 7 and a half billion dollar spending plan wednesday. under the plan, income taxes would be cut and most state ememoyees would get a 1-percent pay raise. millions of dollars going to k through 12 education also includes a 2-percent cost-of-living pay bump for teachers. 250-million dollars would also be allocated for roadwork, the committee hopes to wrap up its work today. the full house and senate must approve the plan before the budget takes effect on july 1st. 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
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top stories this morning... lee county investigators are looking into a fire that destoryed this home on salem church road overnight. right now information is limited, and it's unknown if anyone was inside the home at the time of the fire. we'll be following up with lee
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learn more. we're also looking to learn more about a fire that damaged a home overnight on nearview avenue in northeast richland county. we have heard that people inside the home were able to make it out safely. we'll be checking in with columbia investigators to learn more on what started that fire. if you live along nursery hill road between woodvalley drive and westcott road in lexington county, you need to boil your water this morning. a 10-inch water line break was reported in that area last night. the boil advisory is effective until further notice. today, former president bill clinton returns to the midlands to campaign for his wife, hillary. as part of a get out the vote push that will take him from the upstate to the lowcountry, clinton will stop through winnsboro today. he'll speak at the fairfield middle school gymnasium at 7:45 tonight. and be sure to catch our decision 2016 coverage ahead of the democratic primary. we'll have an hour-long special report right here on wis tonight starting at 7. republican candidates are set to
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houston tonight for the 10th time. all five candidates are expected at the cnn- moderated debate ahead of the march 1st "super tuesday" contests. the debate starts at 8:30. get ready for a nice stretch of late winter days ahead with dry conditions, cool temperatures and mostly sunny skies as high pressure builds in through the first of next week. winds will still be an issue today as we'll see some gust up to 30mph. today, mostly sunny, continued breezy, highs middle to upper 50s. winds west 15-20mph with some higher gust. tonight, clear lows lower to middle 30s friday sunday: mostly sunny, highs middle 50s to near 60 just two games left in the regular season for the usc women's basketball team. tonight the gamecocks play their final road game. usc will be in oxford, mississippi, to play ole the gamecocks are still undefeated in the sec, with their lone loss on the season coming to uconn. tonight's game starts at 9 o'clock on the sec network plus. thanks for starting your day with news 10 sunrise.
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good morning. breaking overnight, fierce storms move up the east coast after slamming the south. >> took my truck up in the air and glass is coming in. >> a new round of tornadoes killing at least four people in virginia. heavy rain and high winds knock out power across the northeast and in the midwest a crippling blizzard. mitt romney jumps into the presidential fray taking on donald trump. >> i think we have good reason to believe that there is a bombshell in donald trump's taxes. >> trump insist tlg is nothing there. when will he release his return? hurt and humiliated. erin andrews in tears after her father testified.

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