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the release of the dashcam video comes shortly after about two dozen people gathered in lexington to demand myers' resignation or removal from office. unless the solicitor voluntarily steps down---there are no easy options to force him out of the job he's held for 40 years. jack kuenzie is in the newsroom to explain that part of the story. dawndy and charles---donnie myers won the office he now holds back in 1976. since then, he's never come close to having a major re-election challenger. but that may be changing. following his arrest monday night on a dui charge---and the discovery of his car in contact with a utility pole at old chapin and beechcreek roads---it's clear myers' future as solicitor is uncertain at best. that is especially true with today's release of the highway patrol videos showing myers doing badly at field sobriety tests like counting backwards and saying his abc's. one of the videos shows him taken in handcuffs to the alvin glenn detention center---where the patrol says he also flunked a blood alcohol test.
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hundreds of viewer comments calling for myers to be fired---or removed by the governor. neither of those are options. myers is an elected official and cannot be fired by for instance, the county administrator or a city manager. the governor cannot remove him because the charge he's facing is a misdemeanor, not a felony that would involve a grand jury indictment. and south carolina is a state where there is no recall procedure for an elected official of any kind---federal, state or local. so it would be up to myers himself to resign. here is crime victim advocate and madd member laura hudson. i think the citizens have spoken to that today. that that's the reasoning of the community. everybody that i've heard from would like to see that take place. q that's not to say that he hasn't done great things and has been an effective prosecutor. for 30 years i have loved and respected him for being the best prosecutor in the state. so it's with a very heavy heart that i say these things, because
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time. hudson says one step that needs to be taken right away---is for myers to turn over all dui cases in the 11th circuit, which is lexington, saluda, edgefield and mccormick counties---to the attorney general's office. myers is nearing the end of his term. it's not clear whether he's going to run for another one, especially in light of the current situation. but we are already hearing speculation about possible challengers for the office. three names have surfaced---all of them former 11th circuit employees, two currently working in the attorney general's office. jack kuenzie wis news ten. investigators are trying to figure out a freak accident that killed a worker in lower richland county. our mike desumma reports the victim was crushed by a piece of machinery in a machine shop. mike. dawndy charles the incident sent responders racing out to pineview drive in lower richland
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went wrong. what is known is the worker was outside of utility group of south carolina when he was killed. his id has not yet been released by the county coroner's office. the machine shop meanwhile is a limited liability corporation which according to neighbors opened at that location in only the last few years. the company works on large industrial sized septic tanks --- and employs roughly a dozen people. the richland county sheriff's office is investigating the matter as well as osha. we'll of course bring you more details as they come in. dawndy, charles. it's much calmer evening over downtown columbia--and a nice weekend is shaping up. meteorologist ben tanner has a look at your overnight 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. winds will still be an issue
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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 another road block stands in
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roads bill in the state house. today spartanburg senator lee bright picked up a filibuster against the bill. and he told will whitson there are enough senators prepared to keep the filibuster going. any sense of consensus on the roads bill seems to have gone out the window in the state senate- and lawmakers are already anticipating another round of filibusters next week. but- all may not be quite as it seems- because lawmakers say while the filibuster goes on- they're working on a compromise. to put it simply, the road funding bill is complicated. richland "you got the transportation
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the revenue and you've got the restructuring." and beyond what's actually in the bill- you've got the questions like how many out of state drivers will pay into the tax- how many people benefit from the tax cut- and the 120 year old question of who has more power- the legislature or the governor- spartanburg "parochialism has gotten us where we are today, and we need to make change." senator lee davis- at the podium- bright and others said roads was not a partisan issue- though some lawmakers argue it's becoming that way- richland "two individuals who happen to be on the other side of the aisle, happen to be republican, held this body up for over a week!" but- some in the senate have indicated whatever compromise was in place before the filibuster has eroded- meaning w wle senators bright, davis, bryant or others take the podium- "i believe we're gonna stop this tax increase, i believe the citizens of south carolina are going to appreciate it, and i believe we're going to have a roads bill."& - lawmakers are using that time to make a deal. "we start to agree in different groups on what a global compromise will look like." problem is- south carolina citizens don't see the behind the scenes, or the
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just see the delay, and the growing potholes. "every time somebody has a hubcap fly off or blows a tire, or gets a cracked windshield, they're going to start pointing their fingers at the senate. politically, i think that's a very dangerous proposition for anyone running for reelection." and all 46 senate seats are up for a vote in november. ww wis news 10 in the 2016 race for the white house, former president bill clinton is making another stop in the midlands to help get out vote. tonight, he'll tell a crowd in winnsboro that his wife, former secretary of state hillary clinton, needs their votes in this weekend's democratic primary. our chad mills is live with more. i'm standing here inside the fairfield middle school gym where they have seats set up for a crowd of a hundred or so. president clinton will be speaking here in a little more than an hour. of course, he spoke in columbia a few weeks ago
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there he told voters that his wife is the most qualified candidate he's ever had the opportunity to vote for. he also had a lot of praise for the people of south carolina, who he said were so pivotal in electing him back in the early- nineties. he laid out hillary's plans for making college more affordable and practicing inclusive politics. of course, hillary appears to be in good shape heading into the p pmary here in south carolina. polls still give her a large leader over her challenger, senator bernie sanders. but, her campaign isn't letting its guard down. she and her husband will have a busy schedule here through saturday. president clinton also had stops scheduled in rock hill and spartanburg today. he'll visit aiken and bluffton tomorrow. "we don't have equal pay, and we don't have affordable child care, hillary has all that in her platform, because we want everybody to work without
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parents" tomorrow night, he and hillary will hold an 8 o'clock rally at boyd plaza on main street in downtown columbia. live in winnsboro, chad mills, wis news 10. still to come, a plan to create new businesses in cayce could soon be in the works. and a flood damaged nonprofit needs your help to help kids in need. break 2 a new outlet mall could open in cayce--but city
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about the prothe mall would be at the corner of saxe gotha road and 12th street extention--next to i-77. the land, owned by scana and being sold by avant and otarre , has not yet been sold. a proposal is not even before the council yet, but the site plans are on the website of developer "eb development." "the fact that eb development
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this on their website means they've probably gotten to the point in negotiations where they feel like it's time to start seeing if there's any interest for this development, possibly." wis reached out to eb development; they declined to comment. a non-profit dedicated to raising up underserved children needs help recovering from october's flood. river's edge retreat hosts educational and spiritual camps for children in the summer - but the flood washed away many of the group's valuable teaching tools that includes things like books and art supplies, music equipment, laptops and ipads. "the analogy we like to give - if you want to be a baseball player we provide the bat the ball the glove the coach...so if you wanna play baseball, we'll make it possible. if you wanna be a good student, you want to learn, you want to have the potential to go to college, we provide all those tools to make it possible." for a full list of supplies and how to donate, go to wistv.com
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stay with us--your full forecast is coming up after this break. break 2 get ready for a nice stretch of in the middle of a time when senior poverty is increasing. republicans and some democrats came up with a brilliant idea for cutting cost-of-living adjustments for social security. we said, "it will be over our dead bodies if you cut social security." as president, i will do everything i can to extend the solvency of social security and expand benefits for people who desperately need them.
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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, highs middle 50s to
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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, continind 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
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the usc men's basketball team is moving closer to making the big dance. and which gamecock has the best chance of becoming the sec women's player of the year. we'll tell you next in sports.
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the gamecocks last made the ncaa tournament in two thousand four. following last night's win against tennessee...carolina's case for receiving an invitation is very strong. the gamecocks trounced the vols last night 84 to 58. the win improves usc's record to 23 and five....ten and five in the sec. it's the fourth time usc has wins. they reached that mark...they also made the ncaa tourney. there's going to be a moment where we're going to embrace all that and be proud of it. right now we have to stay the course. over 28 games we've established ourselves as a good team. that doesn't change the future that means we've got to keep working...gotta keep getting better. . and when you're in the moment..there should be a sense of confidence that when you do things a certain way..past experiences have proven to you that you are a good
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do it again. the sec women's basketball player of the year is a member of the gamecocks....that's according to head coach dawn staley. senior guard tiffany mitchell won the award the past two years. this season two of her teammates are making serious bids for the honor. let's start with a'ja wilson. the sophomore forward is third in the conference in scoring with nearly 17 points per game. she's fourth in rebounding at nearly nine a game...she's also first in blocks averaging just over three a contest. junior center alaina coates leads the sec in rebounding at ten a game.....she's also first in field goal percentage making 66 percent of her shots...and sixth in blocked shots.i mitchell has been dealing with injuries this season...her scoring average of just over 14 points a game is the same as last year ...but her field goal percentage and rebounding numbers have slipped. i think the player of the year is on our team.i don't know who it is but i think tiff and both a'ja and some people will think alaina.
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coming up in about 30 minutes, wis will broadcast a live primary election special report as we look ahead to saturday's democratic primary. judi gatson is at the liberty tap room in the vista. we're live at liberty taproom in
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vista...where tonight we'll be broadcasting an hour- long special ahead of the democratic primary. coming up at 7, wis will have an in-depth look at the candidates in the race. we'll also talk to political experts to break down what's at stake. and we'll also talk to some voters tonight. again, our coverage begins tonight at 7, with live coverage from liberty taproom. we'll see you back here in about 30 minutes.
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see you back here at 7 for all of your local headlines. break 4 campaigns for hillary in the midlands tonight.
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developing news tonight. tornado disaster. states of emergency as over two dozen twisters carve a deadly path of destruction. hundreds of homes decimated. for the first time, we see the massive scope of the damage. targeting trump. a critical night for cruz and rubio. it could be their last chance to blunt donald trump's marcho the nomination. super lice warning, striking in 25 states. extremely resistant to the ways we usually get rid of them. what every parent should know. don't drink the water. another big city warns its residents about what's flowing into their homes. and video horror. the chilling moment that made erin andrews get up and leave the courtroom. as jurors see the tape that she says turned her life into a nightmare. "nightly news" begins right now. >> announcer: this is "nbc nightly news" with lester holt. good evening.

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