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washington failed to file tax returns in 2012, 2013 and 2014. brian dequincey newman is accused of not filing in 2012 and 2013. they were released from jail today from a bond. news 19's janae frazier joins us live with more from outside the courthouse with more on what she learned. >> reporter: i was just told that brian dequincey newman paid the taxes that he owes and he should not be facing anymore legal troubles. [ indiscernible ] >> reporter: that is what former columbia city councilman brian dequincey newman told the judge tuesday afternoon when he
his taxes in 2012 and 2013. he failed to report $200,000 worth of income. >> he should have filed his runs. he is an attorney. he is supposed to pay attention to details and he didn't. >> reporter: brian dequincey newman's attorney says his client has no excuse as to why they were not filed and is trying to make things right. his other lawyer made similar statements. >> because of the fact that brian admit heed made a mistake. we all do that. we all make mistakes. we put our client in the best possible situation. we turned him in. he wanted to take full responsibility. we pled him today. >> reporter: he did not have a lot to say in court. this was a personal
to do with the penny tax or politics. >> they are hoping this will send a signal to other people who don't pay their taxes. there is not a good reason that he didn't do this. there is not a good reason. >> reporter: brian dequincey newman has self-reported his actions to the south carolina bar association. he has to pay $11,000. that is for the taxes that he owes and a thousand dollars for his legal fees. his lawyers said he paid that and he faces two years probation but that could be canceled up to six months just restitution. reporting live, janae frazier, news 19 wltx. >> thank you. the other part of the story now. richland county councilman kelvin washington turned himself in today as well. he has a court date next month. news 19's sonia gutierrez
attorney today and looked into washington's background. she joins us now with more. >> reporter: that's right. we looked into his case and this is what we found. >> reporter: kelvin washington turned himself in this morning for failure to file tax returns. he was leased on a $15,000 pr bond. his attorney says washington is scheduled to appear in court in february. but he says they are planning to take action before then. and he is not ruling out a plea agreement in the case. the department of revenue says he didn't file for 2012, 2013, and 2014. that is $400,000 of income. washington tells news 19 that right now he is self-employed. he worked for the department of transportation from 1990 to 2012 as an engineer. if convicted he faces fines up to $10,000 or one year of
that is a total of three years. they will not uphold any serious violation of the law or betrayal of the public trust. we will work to remove any incidence of wrong doing. washington has served as councilman for 7 years. he was chairman of the counsel board from 2012 to 2013. two of the three years he is charged with failure to file a tax return. washington represents the majority of the lower richland area. back to you. >> thank you so much. the counsel chairman released a
saying: richland county will continue to cooperate fully with south carolina department of revenue and law enforcement with their investigations and provide any assistance they may need. it is in the best interest of the public that all parties involved act expeditiously to get to the bottom of this, so again, as we have asked before, we reiterate our call for dor and law enforcement to provide us with any information needed to protect the taxpayers of richland county. now the midlands most accurate forecast with chief meteorologist jim gandy. >> a chilly day outside and already it is getting cold. our skies are clear right now. the temperature 40 degrees. we have a wind out of the east, northeast at 6 miles per hour producing a wind chill of 36 degrees. temperature of 24. tomorrow partly cloudy skies temperature of 49 degrees. as we head towards the end of the week increasing clouds thursday with showers on friday. we will look that forecast in a moment. >> thank you. protesting the lease of former north charleston police
he was leased on a $500,000 bail last night. they say he poses a danger to the community and they want him back in jail. however there is no grounds to appeal his bond release. michael slager was charged with murder last april in connection with the shooting death of walter scott. he will be on house arrest till his trial starts october 31. the conditions of his bond say he may only leave his home to work at a job, attend church, visit the doctor, meet with his attorneys and attend court appearances and he is not allowed to have contact with the victim's family. deputies need your help finding out who shot and killed a motorcyclist today. today they released the picture of the man found shot to death sunday. deputies responded to what appeared to be a motorcycle accident. but they found out he had
he was a husband, father and grandfather and a recipient of a kidney transplant. crime stoppers. president obama today announced new executive actions intended to curve gun violence the widow of the south carolina pastor and state senator of clementa pinckney was there as the president layed out his plan. she was invited to take part in the plan. the cornerstone expands background checks on firearm sales at gun shows and the internet while requiring dealers to be licensed and he called on congress to increase funding for mental health care and hiring more background checks and atf agents. >> the rest of our rights are
second amendment rights are important. but there are other rights that we care about as well. we have to balance them. because our right to worship freely and safely that right was denied in south carolina and denied in kansas city and denied in chapel hill they had rights too. >> since the emanuel ame church shooting a group called for mandatory background checks for all gun owners in the state. he says data shows background checks work and had one been completed on dillon roof he would have never been able to purchase a gun. they have been around since the 1990s. the president believes background checks would lead to
says most mass shootings happen with stolen weapons. >> the solution is to allow people, i think, to carry firearms. people who have been trained. >> we have no agenda with clipcises, et cetera, we want to make sure the firearm that are purchased are done so with an appropriate background check. >> you can hear more when you join us for news 19 at 7:00 p.m. governor nikki haley has been tapped to give the republican response to the president's final state your name address. wisconsin congressman paul ryan and senate majority leader mitch mcconnell invited the governor to make the address next week saying she is the right choice to lay out a positive vision. governor nikki haley is honored she was asked to do this. she said the country has great challenges and great opportunities and she intends to talk about both. the state your name is a week
here on news 19 and streaming live on www.wltx.com. the candidates are making their way to south carolina. rick santorum will take part in the leadership project forum hosted by state attorney general. it will be at 2:00 p.m. thursday and it is free to attend. the gop frontrunner donald trump will be in rock hill friday. he is holding a rally from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the coliseum. there is no cost to attend but seats are limited. 8 other gop presidential hopefuls will be in columbia saturday taking part in the forum moderated by paul ryan
each will share their ideas. it is at the vention center from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. the jackpot for the powerball drawing continues to grow. jackpot swelled to an estimated $450 million today. it will be the 4th largest powerball jackpot in history and there is a chance the number could go higher. tickets are on sale till 10:00 p.m. tomorrow night and you can watch the drawing before our 11:00 p.m. newscast. when it gets this high you are urged to play possibly. think about what you are doing before you lay a lot of money down. >> still ahead today on news 19 at 6:00 p.m. mother nature cooled things down and we are in store for
jim gandy you are watching news 19 at 6:00 p.m. with jr berry and darci strickland. >> chilly out there today. >> yeah. i would agree with you on that. cold this morning. >> not used to it. >> no. no. it is january. we shouldn't be complaining about the cold temperatures but we got spoiled in december. >> it was colder than normal today by 7 degrees. >> then we will keep complaining.
>> this is what we saw around the area today. we saw plenty of sunshine. but it wasn't enough to warm us up. clear skies. dry air mass. we had a breeze which kept the wind chill honest throughout the day. high pressure is over the central appellations. it is covering everything east of the mississippi river with clear skies with the exception down in florida and showers in western oklahoma but much of the country right now under dry conditions and chilly temperatures. most readings in the 30s, 20s and 30s. 40s here in the southeast. even out west temperatures continue to be cold. in south carolina right now temperatures look like this. 40 degrees in columbia. 33 sumpter. 37 in greenwood. we still have enough of a wind, this is what it feels like. 36 columbia.
38 orangeburg. 28 degrees in sumpter and myrtle beach and 27 in florence. those winds will be diminishing tonight but skies remain clear. clouds coming in in the coastal region, coming in during the day tomorrow, it will be partly cloudy skies. partly cloudy skies tomorrow night into thursday as temperatures begin to moderate. here is what we are expecting for tonight. low temperatures dropping to 22 in newberry. 24 for columbia and camden. 25 sumpter. 25 in orangeburg. tomorrow temperatures from the mid-40s to near 50. 46 degrees in newberry. winnsboro 47. 49 slumba. 50 orangeburg and manning. our seven-day forecast increasing clouds on thursday with a high of 56. rain on friday wahigh of 61 degrees -- with a high of 61 dedeees.
rain on saturday but still see clouds. 64 degrees. clouds saturday night and sunday with a high temperature of 63 and then partly cloudy skies and turning colder next week. by tuesday we are expecting a high temperature of 52. >> what were we near 80 a week ago? >> yeah. 80 degrees. >> now we will be lucky to hit 50 tomorrow. >> there you go. sports with alyssa lang. >> the clemson football team. watson said a national title
heard from them this morning. a week till the national title match-up in arizona where the tigers will face a veteran in the tide. the excitement for fans is starting to build with that potential future trophy but for watson this game is an expectation. he said after last season he has known for a while this team was more than capable of going all l e way. >> since last year, you know, i thought last year we had the team to do it too but we didn't capitalize on the plays. pull out a great year. you happen, i knew it -- you know, i knew it after the season how close we were and just how we worked in the off season. training. fall camp. put in the work daily. stayed motivated.
that we wanted to be the best. we have to do the little things and go to work and that is what we ever been doing. >> for clemson it would be their r second title. last one in 1981. on the other side alabama would be looking for their 16th with a win over the tigers but they are title in 1992 came with sweeney on the roster. his loyalty isn't wavering but he knows the program and understands that if you want to be the best you have to beat the best. >> they represent the best and there is no way you can argue with that. this is their 4th national championship appearance in 7 years. and they won 15 already. we have a lonely trtrhy sitting down there. they have a family of trophies. and proud to be a part of one of them. this is the way it ought to be.
championship and you have the opportunity to -- to -- to play against -- you know, the team that -- that has been the standard, you know, i think -- that we are excited about that. >> the gamecocks basketball team is chasing history. now entering conference play at tonight. off to their best start in 80 years. >> coaches, the players, the environments, there is nothing easy left on the schedule. and that is one of the reasons why we try to practice as hard as we do and prepare as hard as we do because our focus will always be on our conference.
was doing work last night, johnson -- [ indiscernible ] talking 39 points and 23 rebound last night. despite being in the headlines of the college basketball world he remains humble. >> just a great night for me and i think my teammates were helping me, great passes. we were struggling there and they were starting to get hot. we needed a spark. i had to do a lot i had to do. >> always nice to see the home town guy doing good at the next level. >> exactly. thank you.