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breaking news is first at noon-- the lexington county coroner has identified the man deputies believe was shot and killed by a midlands restaurant owner on valentine's day night. he's 28-year-old arturo santos. his body was found outside a vehicle at a park and ride on corley mill road last week. investigators say he had been shot multiple times. the coroner says the mexican consulate and a family member living in the area helped identify him. lexington business owner greg leon is charged with santos' death. according to warrants, he called 9-1-1 and told dispatchers he shot his wife's lover. a rally is taking place in lexington at this hour...where people are calling for the county's top prosecutor to step down. solicitor donnie myers is facing dui charges. and in the eyes of one family who lost their daughter in a d-u-i crash --- he's now unfit to continue serving. our mike desumma is live at the lexington county courthouse where emma longstreet's parents are holding a prayer vigil.
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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 is planning to continue his call for myers to step down during a prayer rally today at noon the lexington county courthouse. it's cleanup day for many people across the midlands. charge calling g r 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
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emma, in 2012. solicitor myers was arrested monday on a dui charge after a crash. longstreet is planning to continue his call for myers to step down during a prayer rally today at noon the lexington county courthouse. wednesday brought down trees, power lines and street lights. our cameras caught crews hard at work in downtown columbia this morning...working to make repairs and get power restored to some folks. at one point wednesday, sce&g reported about 3- thousand people without power. at last check, that number was down to about 860 in lexington and richland counties. we are still dealing with high winds across the palmetto state as we take a live look over the capital city through the wis skycam. but the sun is shining through! tim miller is in the first alert weather center with
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here. 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 get ready for a nice stretch of late winter days ahead with dry conditions, cool temperatures and mostly sunny skies as high
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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. east coast are dealing with major damage. at least 16 tornadoes were all the way to pennsylvania, leaving a path of destruction along the way. seven people have died in the two days of these strong storms including a man in the pee dee. chad myers has more. :50 - :52 1:06 - 1:09 nats another deadly round of storms pummeling states up and down the east coast. he opened the front door and he says momma tornado, tornado, and he ran and i ran. two days of storms -- over 50 tornados reported -- 7 killed -- and hundreds of thousands now without power in the last 48 hours.
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emergency declared. tornadoes leaving dozens injured - several critically - and four dead. this is tragic man, i never seen nothing like this before. three people in a mobile home killed - including a two-year- old boy. powerful winds lifting their trailer almost 300 yards and slamming it into a church. "our p pyers goes out to thh family that lost their lives. we just thank god that despite on the highway. the cars were tossed about. i'm just so sorry that people were killed. the tornado tearing down power lines and splintering trees, trapping some residents in the wreckage. the glass started caving in on me. i didn't know what to do, it was scary. three more tornados touching down in the sunshine state, packing ferocious winds. in north carolina, five tornados causing a path of mass destruction. four people were inside this home when heavy rains and winds sent a
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the residents, miraculously emerging safely. our heart just goes out to anybody that's lost their homes or their loved ones or anything in this. that was chad myers reporting. you can stay updated any time weather systems push through our area with the wis weather app. it's free to download in your standard data and messaging rates may apply. inside the state house- the senate is gearing up for a third day of filibustering over the roads bill. beaufort senator tom davis held the senate floor all day wednesday....marking two days of non-stop speaking for the lowcountry lawmaker. but today, upstate senator lee bright will be joining him for a tag teaming effort to filibuster the bill. our will whitson is at the state house following the latest and will have updates in our later newscasts. 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.
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through 12 education also includes a 2-percent cost-of-living pay bump for teachers. 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. ahead of super tuesday, the republican candidates for president are preparing for a showdown in the lone star state tonight. nevada caucus winner donald trump hopes to build on his momentum. meanwhile, senators marco rubio and ted cruz are locked in a fierce battle for second place. joining them at the cnn-moderated debate in houston will be john kasich and ben carson. it starts at 8:30. on the democratic side...hillary clinton is trying to sure up her support in south carolina ahead of saturday's primary. clinton picked up an endorsement from senate minority leader harry reid wednesday. 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.
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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." while hillary will not have a stop in the midlands today....her husband, former president bill clinton will. as part of a get out the vote push that will take him from the upstate to the lowcountry, clinton will stop in winnsboro tonight. he's expected to speak at the fairfield middle school gymnasium at 7:45. his tour through the palmetto state will continue on friday-- when he'll make stops in aiken and blufft. looking ahead to tomorrow, both democratic candidates will be back in the midlands campaigning. hillary clinton will host an hbcu rally at south carolina state university. doors open at 3:15. the event is expected to start at 4:45. after that, hillary and bill will kick off the "get out and vote rally" at boyd plaza at the corner of hampton & main street. that event will start at 8.
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stop and rally at claflin university in orangeburg. he'll talk about making college affordable, income inequality and criminal justice reform. that event starts at 5:30. door open up at 3:30. later that day sanders will head to columbia for an event at the township auditorium. that event starts at 7. 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. we have extensive coverage of the democratic primary and the preparations s r super tuesday today, richland county deputies are asking for your help to find a man wanted for burglary. investigators say victor cornish broke into a frost avenue home back in january by kicking in the back door. they say cornish took a flat
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anyone with information on where cornish is is asked to call crimestoppers at 1-888- crime-sc 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 minutes, received 15 months in prison and was ordered 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. we have an update on a fire in columbia that we first told you about this morning on sunrise. columbia fire says they still haven't figured out a cause, but know the fire started in a clothes dryer at a home on nearview avenue in northeast richland county. this is in the woodfield park subdivision right behind richland northeast high school. the fire caused bout 5- thousand dollars in
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not be displaced because the fire was contained to an outdoor laundry room. people living along nursery hill road in lexington county are under a boil water advisory. 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 cooking until further notice. farmers still suffering from october's floods are getting some help. today, sce&g announced its support of a program called "plant it forward south carolina" the aim is to help carry farmers through the next planting season by providing reimbursements for the costs of destroyed crops and other losses. the october floods resulted in a direct crop loss of more than 376 million dollars on south carolina farms. "we are trying to step up and raise awarness at a very critical time because it is
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farmers, and so the timing of it is more important than to draw the need. what we hope happens is that this is a seed - no pun intended - to cause others in the state of south carolina to come and do likewise to support our farmers." they hope to have the funds distributed by the end of march. you can learn more about donating or applying for assistance through the "plant it forward" website. we have a link under the big red 10 at wistv dot com. an easier to get on the internet when you take to the skies. the way southwest airlines says it's improving the way passengers can access the web during flights. plus, the controversy surrounding diversity during the upcoming oscars. looking at the issues and some of the changes the academy says its making. break one in your consumer news, it could
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web while flying...at least on southwest flights. southwest airlines is partnering with amazon payments to let passengers buy access to in-flight wi-fi. customers will simply have to log in with their amazon credentials. southwest is hoping amazon's payment system will make payments more seamless when pausing to grab a wallet on a crowded plane might make people think twice about ordering in-flight wi-fi. retailer j-c penney is cutting price on some things all the way down to a penny. the store just launched its "get your penney's worth" campaign. the struggling retailer is not just hoping the promotion will bring some much needed foot traffic into the struggling retailer. it's also hoping the huge savings will tempt shoppers into trying out new products. suspense surrounding the academy awards is normally focused on who wins which awards. this year, the a lot of the focus leading up the awards is who is not even nominated for the awards. mark barger has more. :16
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9 1:0505 nats as if chris rock needed material for his oscar hosting gig... nats let's do this!!! his hashtag "oscars the whitebetawards" teased what may be to come.... as hollywood's diversity controversy will be the elephant in the room sunday night. "the oscarsowhite issue is not a new issue, but it seems to have gained so much intensity this year." fueled by a second straight year without a person of color among oscar's 20 acting nominees.... nats and a best picture snub for the critically acclaimed "straight outta compton". "diversity is not just about black and white, it's about the multiplicity of ethnicities and stories from all over the world." the academy's responded by changing the membership criteria for oscar voters--- an effort to diversify its ranks. "it comes with everyone understanding the situation, which is, we're fighting against something that's been going on a very long time." current circumstances are prompting will smith and wife jada pinkett
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spike lee to skip this year's show. but a broader boycott hasn't materialized. "the fact that there's a conversation means that we will see some results and hopefully, they're the best results." to ensure future dreams of gold are color blind. mark barger, nbc news. director ryan coogler of "creed" and "selma" director ava duvernay are also among the people skipping this year's oscars. they will be attending an event in support of residents of flint, michigan. get ready for a nice strereh 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,y,ostly sunny, continued
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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 get ready for a nice stretch of late winter days ahead with dry conditions, cool
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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 get ready for a nice stretch of late winter days ahead with dry conditions, cool temperatures and mostly sunny skies as high
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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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dui charges. our mike desumma is live at the lexington county courthouse where emma longstreet's parents are holding charge calling for a longtime lexington prosecutor to resign. david longstreet believes solicitor donnie myers has lost his moral authoritytyo 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 is planning to continue his call for myers to step down during a prayer rally today at noon
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history month. students and stafhave been 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 showing respect and have dialogue. we want to learn about history through role models. we're just 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. get ready for a nice stretch of
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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 thanks for joining us for the
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