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just last month, washington was arrested on tax charges. now some are questioning washington's future on council. wis' meaghan norman joins us with the latest. judi, two weeks ago kelvin washington pleaded guilty to three counts of failure to file a tax return. now, another incident -- this time, a felony charge. he didn't say much as he was leaving alvin s. glenn detention center after bonding out yesterday afternoon. after pleading guilty to tax charges earlier this month -- washington was removed from the transportation ad hoc committee, which oversees projects related to the penny tax. washington's recent actions have caused some citizens and colleagues to be to concerned over his ability to do his job. "with his second arrest it's become abundantly clear that mr. washington has some issues at home that he needs to address. it's my personal opinion that he'd be better served and so richland county. he focuses on addressing these issues at home and allow someone else to fulfill his council duties.
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incident i'm praying for everybody that's been impacted." torrey rush, chairman of richland county council released a statement that reads in part quote: "i want to ensure the public that this body and its individual members take this very seriously. our collective responsibility to the public is compromised when such an event like this occurs....we will continue to monitor this situation..." councilman jim manning told me today he agrees with the released statement. councilman norman jackson declined to comment on camera but says he believes council can move forward from this incident. i've also reached to kelvin washington but he has not returned my call. we'll have much more on this story coming up on the news at 6. in the studio, meaghan norman wis news 10. quick little disturbance comes our way today, look for a few more clouds as temperatures reach the lower 70s. i won't rule out a sprinkle or light shower skies turn mostly cloudy tuesday into wednesday as a cold front moves towards
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chances increase late tuesday night into wednesday. highs tuesday lower 70s..scattered showers on wednesday with highs in the lower 60s. . federal disaster recovery dollars are on the way to south carolina communities. the coming money - announced today - includes nearly $60 south carolina communities. the coming money - announced today - includes nearly $60 million dollars for richland and lexington counties and the city of columbia.
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further breakdown of the numbers. dawndy---the department of housing and urban development is allocating nearly $157 million for the entire state. more than a third of that amount---about 38 per cent---is being directed to just two midlands counties and the capital city. more specifically---lexington county receiving about $16-point-3 million dollars from hud. the city of columbia slated to take in just under $20 million dollars. and hard-hit richland county the largest share in this area with more than $23-and-a half million. that leaves about $96- point-8 million for the rest of the state. all of this of course, in response to the severe damage left by october's rain and flooding. hud secretary julian castro saying the money will help with remaining housing, economic development and infrastructure needs. castro also noting in today's announcement that quote---"with climate change increasing the frequency and intensity of disasters, we must take
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and ensure faster recovery" for communities nationwide. hud says with this money, the department is encouraging the recipient communities to incorporate resiliance measures into their plans to make sure they are more prepared for the next storm. we have reached out to those three midlands governments for reaction. we did hear from lexington county administrator joe mergo who says in a statement that during the next few weeks, the county will be working with its hud consultant and local hud officials to make sure the county is in full compliance with government spears creek church road in northeast richland county is now open. part of the road has been closed since the october floods--forcing drivers to take alternate routes. it's a whirlwind day on the campaign trail...with hours to go until super tuesday. senator marco rubio lost his voice in atlanta today and brought in governor nikki haley to rally for him.
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donald trump. "the american economy is not a real estate deal or a scam, the american economy is not run by the president or the government, it's run by our people and we have to make it easier for them. and i have show the voters- i have given the voters what you deserved: real ideas. not talking points, not platitudes, not slogans, real ideas ." and dozens of protesters interrupted trump's speech at a rally in virginia. after the first interruption trump asked the protester "are you mexican?". when the group began to chant "black lives matter", trump responded by saying "all lives matter". the activists were escorted out of the event after initially resisting. candidates from both parties are looking ahead to super tuesday. tomorrow is when more than a dozen states will cast ballots during this ultimate contest. more than 800 delegates at stake for the democrats and nearly 600 for the
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following her win in south carolina, hillary clinton now has 91 pledged delegates. bernie sanders now at 65. to get the democratic nomination, a candidate needs more than 2 thousand delegates. taking a look at the g-o-p delegate count, to get the democratic nomination, a candidate needs 12-hundred delegates to become ted cruz and marco rubio both trailing both. kasich is second to last with 6 delegates. ben carson coming in with four. four students at an ohio high school this morning. -authorities: 14 year old austin hancock came into the school's cafeteria and began firing at other
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handgun around 11:30 am. -taken into custody. -injured four fellow classmates, non life threatening injuries. -authorities say hancock threw his weapon down and ran fro the school, taken into custody near campus. hancock faces a number of charges, including two counts of attempted murder. he is currently being held at a local juvenile detention center there. coming up on wis--sportscaster erin andrews takes the stand as at a local juvenile detention center there. coming up on wis--sportscaster erin andrews takes the stand as she faces another day in a civil trial surrounding her alleged stalker. plus--a navy seal receives the highest honor from the white house after rescuing an american hostage.
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the lugoff fire department says the logging truck was blocking southbound lanes on u.s. 1 at sc 34 this morning. the truck has been cleared and
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a marker will soon go up honoring a fallen officer who lost his life protecting the community he grew up in. the intersection at beltline boulevard and forest drive will be named after officer greg alia - who was shot and killed while responding to a call at the richland mall in september. senator joel lourie sponsored the bill. he says it was unanimously passed in the senate. greg's wife, kassy, says the sign will represent a lifetime of memories and service. "this one will last a lifetime. longer than that. that's pretty powerful, because i know i certainly will never forget him, sal will never forget him - or his memory of him, his family will never forget him and now the community quick little disturbance comes our way today, look for a few more clouds as temperatures reach the lower 70s. i won't rule out a sprinkle or light shower break
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quick little disturbance comes
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for a few more clouds as temperatures reach the lower 70s. i won't rule out a sprinkle or light shower skies turn mostly cloudy tuesday into wednesday as a cold front moves towards the state. rain chances increase late tuesday night into wednesday. highs tuesday lower 70s..scattered showers on wednesday with highs in the lower 60s. cooler temperatures with partly cloudy skies thursday.will watch for another quick shot at showers on friday before a dry weekend. highs in the lower 60s falling to the upper
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right now, sportscaster erin andrews is taking the stand against the man convicted of stalking her and secretly making a video of her nude inside her hotel room. you are looking live at the
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she is suing michael barrett and the marriott hotel over the 2008 incident. lets listen to some of that testimony. we'll hear from erin andrews coming up at 5:30. a us navy seal was awarded the medal of honor today. u.s senior chief special warfare operator edward byers is only the fifth navy seal to receive the award. back in 2012, byers helped with the rescue of an american civilian being held hostage by taliban
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hand-to-hand combat with multiple assailants, and used his own body to shield the hostage. as the sec champs are coming off their 16 and oh record in the sec... the gamecocks are now looking ahead to open play at the 2016 sec women's basketball tournament in the quarterfinals. but before they head to the sunshine state -- the team is holding a celebration this evening so they can share this milestone with their fans. the university is holding a pep rally at the alumni center and doors open at 6 o'clock tonight. the event features cocky, cheerleaders and the pep band. we'll check in with billie jean shaw at 5:30. rocking the runway to raise awareness about the number one killer of
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the city of columbia will hold its annual "go red columbia fashion show" on march 11. councilwoman tameika isaac devine will host for this event. it takes place at the columbia metropolitan convention center at 1101 lincoln street. it's from 6 to 8 p.m. tickets are $25. all proceeds go to american heart association. straight ahead on wis--an elephant goes on a rampage during a peaceful festival in india. and it's all caught on camera! break a north carolina couple killed
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overnight. this is video from the scene last night before that fire was put out. officials say a truck crashed into a propane tank at this home causing the explosion. the husband and wife inside the home escaped but they later died from injuries sustained in the blast. the driver of the truck that crashed is in the hospital. investigators are looking into what caused the accident. also caught on camera--a terrifying dump truck crash in austin, texas. keep your eyes on the silver car at the right. this red dump truck absolutely destroys the silver car... pushing it through the intersection.... colliding into another car.... before plowing thru a concrete barrier. four people were taken to the hospital with non-life
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the truck driver says he doesn't know how he lost control . an elephant was taking part in a holy ritual in southern india when it broke loose and started flinging motorbikes and cars. you can see two people were riding that elephant throughout the ordeal. it took several hours to finally bring the elephant under control. no one was hurt. it was a big day at chapin intermediate when two of its students were surprised with a national honor. wis's allie spillyards was there for the big reveal. allie -- a lot of excitement. and it was very deserved. and it was very deserved. out of 20-thousand students from around the country who submitted essays in last fall's investwrite competition... 2 chapin 5th graders placed in the top 10. representatives from sc economics and the
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association were on hand to announce that lexi becker placed 10th in the nation for her essay about investing in target. but the loudest applause came when they found out classmate momo farmer's essay about investing in amazon placed first... winning her the "invest with genius" title, along with a laptop, a camera and some cool prizes for her classmates and teacher. the girls and their classmates were challenged to write about an investing scenario and make recommendations that incoporate short and long term financial goals. both were still a little in shock to learn they are the best in the nation. "when i saw my family walking down. i was like freaking out. i was so excited." "i like stocks because it's different from everything else. it's different from math, science, english, ela. and it's a lot more fun because you get to take risks and everything, so that's why i love it." those presenting the award said many of the students who participate in the investwrite competition outperform bankers
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and with a current push to get young girls more interested in math and science, it was really inspiring to see these 2 young ladies recognized for figuring out a numbers game a lot of adults can't master. the roads debate is heating up at the state house. but could compromises be in the
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thanks for staying with us for the news at 5:30. i'm judi gatson. i'm dawndy mercer plank. at least one person is still in the hospital after a crash involving richland county councilman kelvin washington. washington has been charged with felony dui after highway patrol troopers say washington was impaired when he crashed into the back of
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he bonded out of court sunday afternoon. the crash happened saturday evening on bluff road in hopkins. troopers say two men were inside the other vehicle -- one man is still in the hospital in intensive care. we are still waiting on the department of public safety to release additional details of the crash including washington's blood alcohol level. we have learned today that south carolina communities will be awarded 157-million dollars to help with disaster recovery efforts following significant flooding last october. the u-s department of housing and urban development -- or hud -- says the funds will help with remaining unmet housing, economic development, and infrastructure needs that resulted from thousands of homes and small businesses being damaged or destroyed. you can see on your screen how the nearly 157 million dollars will be allocated. lexington county is getting about 16 million, the city of columbia is getting nearly 20 million, richland county will get almost
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then the rest of the state will get the remaining nearly 97 million. quick little disturbance comes our way today, look for a few more clouds as temperatures reach the lower 70s. i won't rule out a sprinkle or light shower skies turn mostly cloudy tuesday into wednesday as a cold front moves towards the state. rain chances increase late tuesday night into wednesday. highs tuesday lower 70s..scattered showers on wednesday with highs in the lower 60s. cooler temperatures with partly cloudy skies thursday.will watch for another quick shot at showers on friday before a dry weekend. highs in the lower 60s falling to the upper 50s by friday. tomorrow is super tuesday and today it's furious campaigning by the candidates in both
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steve handelsman has the latest ted cruz is campaigning at home in texas, the only super tuesday state he figured he can win. and must win cruz vows to take texas tomorrow then catch fire sot: ted cruz "at that point it will become abundantly clear that this is a two man race :38 nats steer-bull stuff with cowboys nice cu of boot with spurs is after most interviews at the houston rodeo today ... the cowboys are divided optional track: between trump ...and cruz "you're a trump voter ? - you bet - im in ! ...and cruz "he's more of a constitutional type, he's not a whiney yankee new yorker" donald trump was in virginia ncdc16ei0064 donald trump-radford rally
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"believe it or not we're going to unify this country" but he's being called a racist nats: protestors sot: trump 12;58;18 all lives matter whooo claiming he could not hear the question, trump, sunday refused to condemn the kkk marco he refused to criticize the ku klux klan but trump got support helped us to stay off the street, so i know a little more about donald trump, hes not a racist " democrat hillary clinton jumped on the republicans "what we can't let happen is the scapegoating, the blaming, the finger pointing that is going on on the republican side" bernie sanders was in minnesota...besides vermont a state he hopes to win bernie sanders minneapolis "let us make history tomorrow. while back in texas ted cruz is fighting just to win his homestate. inside the state house- lawmakers are preparing for another week of gridlock over the roads bill. this will make the second straight week of filibusters
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will whitson takes a look at just how long this debate can go on. lawmakers are anticipating another week of long days in the south carolina senate- headlined by non-stop filibusters. at the end of session last week- state senator lee bright made it clear he's got no intention of stopping- and he's got support from other lawmakers. spartanburg "i don't liketo speak for other senators, but i had some private conversations and i think they're committed to going up there." bright, senator tom davis and others are fighting for the heart of that road funding bill- which in 2015 governor nikki haley said had to have 2 requirements if a gas tax increase goes into effect. richland "one is reform of the department of transportation, the other is to make the bill revenue neutral." to be revenue neutral- governor haley called on the income tax cut to offset the gas tax hike. now, bright, davis and other say
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morning. the coroner says charles cobb was thrown from a car during a single car crash that happened on garners ferry road around 4:30 am. investigators say cobb was the passenger in the vehicle when it crashed and say cobb was not wearing a seatbelt. the coroner says the driver was taken to palmetto health richland and is in serious condition. today fans are celebrating the usc women's basketball team's perfect record in
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right now, fans are gathering for a pep rally to celebrate, our billie jean shaw is there. in a little under 30 minutes the gamecocks women's basketball team will join their fans to celebrate their third perfect run through the sec before the team hits the road for the sec tournament in jacksonville. this is an exciting time for the gamecocks. the team dominated over lsu sunday with a 75 to 39 victory. this team is driven by their fans ... so it's no suprise that they are celebrating today with
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super fan ... has been following the gamecocks since?? ... at today's pep rally fans will be able to meet the team, get autographs and hear from head we'll have more when the pep sportscaster erin andrews is on the stand this afternoon in her civil trial against the marriott
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and a stalker in nashville. -2008 incident when a man recorded a video of her changing in her hotel room in nashville tennessee. -convicted of stalking her in three cities. -visibly emotional on the stand as she described the moment a friend told her the video existed. "he just said ea there's a naked video of you on the itnernet. and i said no there's not i don't do that. and i could just feel my chest starting to..and he was like ea you gotta check it out. i could just tell he was trembling. so i grabbed my laptop and flipped it open and like...you
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and i saw it for two seconds and i was like i have to call you back and i called my parents." the suit names barrett as well as the nashville marriott - she's seeking 75 million dollars in damages -claiming negligence, emtional distress and invasion of privacy. part of the "joy" of reaching 50 is having a ... colonoscopy. what do you mean - not fun?! we can make it fun. we can make it a party. that's what dr. raj vasudeva and some friends did before having their colonoscopies. and it's what usc coach dawn staley knows is important as colon cancer is in her family history. "she delved into getting a lot of different tests done and from those exams, we found out that my mom had colon cancer. and we got the treatments that
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"colonoscopy is an extremely powerful test. what other test can you have that if it's normal you don't have to do anything for a decade? 49:50 certainly you wouldn't know that with a prostate examination or a mammogram." this time tomorrow, we're going to have a party - well, a colo-prep party. we'll show you how you can make an unpleasant experience one that encourages you to protect your health - and your life. tune in tomorrow for "it's a party" with consultants in gastroenterology, usc's center of colon cancer research and a number of other volunteers who want to be part of educating the public. dawndy and judi ad lib. today is day 19 of my "50 days to 50 years" series. and it's - much to my dismay - my last day.
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only temporarily. i was already in a cast when i set out to do 50 different workouts to embrace turning 50 in late march. but despite being in a cast, each time the doctor took it off and did an x-ray, there wasn't enough healing. so this morning, after a third x-ray and receiving a third cast, i also received some firm doctor's orders for absolutely no weight on it. so, my quest to encourage you to stay active no matter what is coming to a temporary hold - per doctor's orders. i'll continue the series once i'm able to run, hop, jump, skip and pounce on my foot. coming up on wis--it's feeling
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day here in the midlands! but is the sunshine here to stay? we'll check in with meteorologist ben tanner next.
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lower 70s. i won't rule out a sprinkle or light shower skies turn mostly cloudy tuesday
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as a cold front moves towards the state. rain chances increase late tuesday night into wednesday. highs tuesday lower 70s..scattered showers on wednesday with highs in the lower 60s. cooler temperatures with partly cloudy skies
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showers on friday before a dry weekend. highs in the lower 60s falling to the upper 50s by friday.
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world. citigroup said in a recent securities filing it's been slapped with a subpoena from us officials investigating "bribery, corruption and money laundering." authorities say last year senior fifa officials used various us banks to transfer and receive 150 million dollars in bribes and kickbacks. authorities are questioning whether citi turned a blind eye to suspicious transactions.
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theme parks now have demand-based pricing. the resorts will charge three different prices-- depending on the time of year-- for a single day park ticket. the calendar will be divided into value, regular and peak periods. a value one-day pass will drop to 95 dollars, while a regular pass will rise to 105 dollars. the price will then shoot up to 112 dollars on peak days. apple is reportedly weeks away from releasing a new iphone and ipad. according to multiple media reports, apple will debut a new phone and tablet on march 21st. the release would come one day before apple is scheduled to meet with the fbi about a motion that would require apple to unlock a phone of one of the san bernardino shooters. it's february 29th-- that means it's leap day! if you're a leap day baby- participating pizza hut locations will give you a free one-topping personal pan pizza with your carry out. leapling's can also get a free cookie at mcalister's.
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are also offering up leap day promotions, so be sure to check those out. meanwhile-- arby's is taking a leap toward vegetarians today. it's offering up the company's first ever meatless menu-- alongside its regular menu. the vegetarian menu is available today only-- and is essentially the arby's signature sandwich lineup-- minus the meats that make them the sandwiches they are. coming up on wis--a company facing backlash after mistaking oprah for another celeb! plus--a new game of fetch for shelter dogs in brazil.
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compliment. the website 'total beauty' tweeted a picture of comedian and actress whoopi goldberg. well......the la-based company confused whoopi goldberg with oprah winfrey. 'total beauty' posted an apology tweet. the company also said it will donate 10-thousand dollars to a charity of goldberg and winfrey's choice. a mother and a community is resting easy just days after a missing boy was found safe in lousiana. the remarkable rescue is all thanks to an unlikely
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a hunting dog named honey stepped up to the plate when eli alcock disappeared last tuesday. honey's owner decided to help the family and police look for eli. the dog has quite a reputation for tracking deer. an hour into the search, honey found eli. well.... this is quite the game of fetch..... meet the "ball dogs" of the brazil open tournament in brazil. shelter dogs retrieved tennis balls during the match.... but weren't as excited to give the balls back. that giving back awareness is what a local shelter is hoping to 'serve up' for abandoned dogs. the score.....love. thanks for joining us for the news at 5. we'll be right back.
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speaking out over a troubled colleague in the middle of a new, serious, run-in with the law. also, the feds will come through with millions as the midlands struggles to bounce back from last year's deadly floods. and he's beaten every single controversy since the start of the campaign but can donald trump shake off the ku klux klan? good evening and welcome to the news at six.
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thanks for joining us this evening. i'm judi gatson. a richland county councilman could be headed for hard time in prison over accusations of drunk driving. kelvin washington is out of jail after he was arrested over the weekend. highway patrol troopers say saturday night, washington rear-ended another vehicle on bluff road in hopkins. this latest arrest comes right after washington pleaded guilty earlier this month to multiple counts of not filing a tax return. and now meaghan norman reports his fellow members of the county council are concerned. charles and judi, if convicted kelvin washington faces at least a 51-hundred dollar fine and up to 15 years in prison. his license could be suspended and he could be required to have an ignition interlock device in his car for three years. washington has not made a public statement after bonding out of jail yesterday afternoon. this is the second time in two months washington has been in bond court.
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washington was removed from the committee dealing with penny tax projects and revenue. county council members are concerned especially with this latest arrest. "with his second arrest it's become abundantly clear that mr. washington has some issues at home that he needs to address. it's my personal opinion that he'd be better served and so would the citizens of richland county. he focuses on addressing these issues at home and allow someone else to fulfill his council duties. as for this horrible incident i'm praying for everybody that's been impacted." a look at washington's record shows several traffic violations including at least 5 speeding tickets over an 8 year period. also, unrelated to traffic violations -- according to the south carolina state ethics commission, it appears washington still owes more than 75- thousand dollars in fines dating back to 2012. as far as washington's position on council -- the governor is the only one with the authority to

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