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more rain is making its way into the forecast.hello.... thanks for joining me for abc columbia news at eleven.i'm grace joyal. it looks as though you're in for another wet commute come morning. chief meteorologist john
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weather center with more. 3 the white 3 house says president obama has called texas governor greg abbott from hawaii, to get an update on the severe weather in the state. the president is also offering federal support for recovery efforts. at least 11 people died and dozens were hurt in the tornadoes that swept through the dallas area this weekend. sonia moghe reports from
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people lost their lives. 3 an arrest in a christmas day murder out of orangeburg county. deputies say the body of 38-year-old loretta brunch was found in some water about five miles south of holly hill, off highway 4-53. brunch, a manager at a holly hill fast food restaurant, was last seen christmas day.investigators believe she was shot to death. 45-year-old harold pratt is charged in her murder. investigators say pratt and brunch got into some sort of argument, shortly before her disappearance.and the holiday weekend violence stretches to richland county...where there were three shootings, one of them columbia's
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latest tonight. 3 3 investigators are still looking for information on two of these shootings...the incident on bridgecreek road, and the shooting on hard scrabble road.if you have any information... call 1-888- crime-sc. deputies in kershaw county say a poorly secured go-cart landed two suspected burglars in custody. investigators say early sunday morning, drivers reported seeing the go-cart fall off a trailer behind a white pick up truck. when deputies caught up with the trucks occupants, jonathan byrd and annie phaneuf, they found several stolen a-t-v's and drugs. many of you in west columbia will be without water service tomorrow. town officials say a relocation project means customers on more than 20 streets near leapheart road and mineral springs road could lose water between nine tomorrow morning and seven that night. once water is restored, affected customers will need to boil their water for
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cooking. the fallout continues tonight over those popular hoverboards.according to the consumer product safety commission.... ....there have been 70 reported hoverboard- related emergency room visits over the holidays. most of those involved falls and collisions. the trend sparked the hash-tag hoverboard-fail on social media, with many postings including embarrassing videos of the spills. it's the latest safety issue tarnishing the popularity of the futuristic-looking skateboards. the c-p-s-c issued a warning earlier this month following reports of hover-boards suddenly catching fire. target is buying unwanted gift cards. for can exchange a 1-hundred dollar walmart gift card, for an 85 dollar target one. target will exchange gift cards from more than 600 brands, including old navy, cheesecake factory, tiffany
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pottery barn. two ohio police officers will not be charged in the shooting death of a 12- year old. the decision was finally reached by a grand
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reports.3 3 mayor rahm emanu-ole is ending a family vacation to cuba early to return to chicago. this, after a weekend incident in which chicago police shot and killed two people. the police department admits officers accidentally shot one of those people.mayor emanu-ole is expected back in
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chicago tomorrow afternoon. iraqi forces are making gains in ramadi.... and expect to completely retake the key city in the coming days. after intense battles against isis... forces have now managed to surround an important government building. an army spokesman says most isis militants in the compound have either fled or been killed. the head of military operations says about 30- percent of the city remains under isis control. iraqi troops say it might take a couple more days to push isis entirely out of the city, just west of baghdad, but they are confident that victory is in sight. a passing to note great meadowlark lemon... ...who entertained millions as a long-time member of the harlem globetrotters, has died. his family says lemon died sunday in scottsdale, arizona. lemon joined the globetrotters in 19-54 and played with them for 24-seasons and more than 16- thousand games. his knack for basketball trickery and on-court joking made the
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global ambassadors. he also became a t-v personality, starring in a globetrotters' cartoon series and appearing on the ed sullivan show and in many national commercials. lemon later served as an ordained minister and motivational speaker. he was inducted into the basketball hall of fame in 2003. meadowlark lemon was 83. voters will get another chance to hear donald trump's presidential pitch in person. trump will speak at the winthrop coliseum next friday night. it starts at seven. the university has hosted several campaign events over the past several months... including the democratic candidate forum in november. the state's first in the south primary is in february. presidential contenders usually talk politics, but today, republican candidate jeb bush focused on selfies. during a speech in
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advice. in the same 3 speech, bush also challenged republican frontrunner donald trump to a one-on-one debate. san francisco is cracking down on some justin bieber graffiti, spray-painted on sidewalks. the city attorney says it's part of a guerilla marketing campaign promoting bieber's new album "purpose". the graffiti artists appear to have used permanent spray, so even rain might not wash it away. so-called guerilla campaigns like this one are becoming a problem in san francisco. the city is trying to increase civil penalties for these violations.from selfies to a giant squid, a grateful koala, and one lucky man who took the right flight at the right time. jeremy roth has tonight's
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up, the 3 clemson tigers are in florida. we've got a sneak peek at the college football playoff. plus.. some fort jackson soldiers are getting a taste e of home... without leaving the
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abc columbia news at eleven. the college football playoff is right around the corner and the clemson tigers have a shot at the national title. the team arrived in miami over the prepare for its showdown with fourth-ranked oklahoma. quarterback deshaun watson says this
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kind. a-b-c 3 columbia is your home for clemson college football playoff coverage. our mike gillespie is in miami. watch for his live reports this week ahead of the tigers' clash with oklahoma new year's eve. treating some fort jackson soldiers to a christmas dinner. soldiers, who were not able to make it back home this christmas, were served a traditional meal tonight with all the fixin's by 'trudy's troops.'about 200 soldiers ate at our lady of the hills catholic church in columbia. family members of the program's founder explain the meaning behind the name. 3 this is the sixth year that 'trudy's troops' has supported fort jackson soldiers. here's
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year with a new friend. meet debussy, the columbia anqmal shelter's pet of the week. the folks at the shelter tell us this bernese mountain dog is quietly affectionate and very huggable. plus, he's already neutered and microchipped. if you would like to give debussy a forever home, just stop by the shelter on humane lane or call 803-776-pets.some unstable weather roundsut 2015.up next...john has the
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gamecock basketball keeps moving on up in the national rankings. and clemson football coach dabo swinney hits the beach.see the tigers taking it easy a few nights before their big college football playoff
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good numbers to end the year.hi, i'm tim hill.gamecock basketball hopes it can end this season like it will end this calendar year...with its highest ranking yet. carolina moves up in today's final polls of 2015. usc up 3 spots to #20 in the coaches poll.the gamecocks...#2
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4 in the associated press top 25.usc...11 and game wedensday night against francis marion then a good game against memphis at the colonial life arena saturday. clemson football in carolina ach frank martin's hometown of miami getting ready for thursday night's big college football playoff semifinal in the orange bowl against oklahoma. big monday for the tigers.dabo swinney kicked it off by yucking it up at practice with hall of famer dan marino.later on in the day dabo and company hit the beach. swinney playing g little sand quarterback deshaun watson one of several tigers trying out the jet skis. after the beach party several tigers taking in tonight's miami heat nba game against the brooklyn nets. the football game thursday night...priority's a rematch of last year's russell athletic bowl.oklahoma playays say they're using that 40 to 6 clemson blowout win as motivation.sooner standout sophomore running back samaje periri...some interesting
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the tigers defense. brent 3 venables left oklahoma to run clemson's defense.the tigers are giving up an average of 129 yards rushing per game this season.that's 24th in the country.we'll see if perine and the sooners can top that thursday night. milatary bowl earlier hosting pittsburgh...literally played on navy's home field in annapolis, maryland.midshipmen q-b keenan reynolds...runs for 144 yards...3 tds.throws runs out to a big lead.pitt comes back...too much reynolds.scores his 88th career touchdown.sets the ncaa rushing record for
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make history. -3 time we have. thanks for watching. wake up with good morning columbia and now, abc's "jimmy kimmel live." >> announcer: from hollywood it's "jimmy kimmel live!" tonight -- wanda sykes. formula one champion lewis hamilton. and music from band of
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