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america. good morning columbia. thanks for joining us. im rochelle dean and i'm meteorologist jonathan kennedy. we're live from main and gervais. the time's now 5:00. it's a chilly start to this monday morning... starting to feel a lot more like winter. so you may want to grab a jacket and bundle up before you head out
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to 33 give you a quick traffic update as you head out and about this morning. and good news. there are no trouble spots to report out on the roads in or around the capital city. of course, we'll be sure to keep our eyes on the roads and keep you updated for your morning commute. a-b-c
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columbia wants to help you jump start your day. we have a quick rundown of your top morning headlines.started. flood victims in need of fema disaster assistance have until today to apply for federal aid. 24-counties in the state are covered by october's emergency declaration. today is also the deadline for returning disaster loan applications to the small business administration. as of thursday, fema had approved 78- point-7 million dollars in grants to more than 30- thousand applicants. to register for assistance... call 1-800-6-2-1-fema... or visit disaster assistance- dot-gov. and we have another deadline to pass along in regards to clean-up efforts... following october's historic flooding. richland county curbside debris pick-up is set to return to normal service next week. friday is the last day flood waste will be collected curbside. after that... residents will have to dispose of flood debris to one
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of two drop-off centers... the c-and-d landfill... or lower richland drop-off center. since october's historic flooding, we've been feeling south carolina strong. and d that's the message a new, interactive public art display in downtown columbia hopes to convey. be sure to stop by the "s-c strong board" at lady and main, to write down your positive thoughts about our state, as we continue on the long road to recovery. turning to the crime beat... the investigation continues this morning after a motorcycle crash victim was found shot. a motorist spotted the wreck early yesterday morning.... at long green parkway at churchland drive. richland county deputies say they discovered the crash victim had a bullet wound to the upper body. if you know anything about this case, call crimestoppers at 1-888-crime-s-c. also out of richland county... three men are facing multiple charges this morning following a stabbing over the weekend.
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deputies say they responded to the incident at the title max in the three-thousand block of broad river road saturday night. they say they found the victim stabbed multiple times in the upper body. witnesses spotted the suspects in that shooting fleeing the scene in a 1999 gold saturn. when officials caught up to the vehicle and apprehend the suspects... they found one of them... 29-year-old andrew gathers with a missing pinky. emergency personnel recovered the finger at the crime scene and reattached it to gathers' hand. jail records show gathers is charged with attempted murder. 38-year-old marlon gathers is charged with assault. officials say 44-year-old jarvis hurst was also arrested. the condition of the stabbing victim is still unknown at this time. an armed robbery out of richland county remains under investigation this morning. officials say it happened in the 11-hundred block of south hillock court. authorities say the suspect approached the victim as he was getting into
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his head and demanding his belongings. the victim handed over his i-phone six plus. the suspect fled, hitting a parked car on the way. after investigators arrived on scene, they say the suspect's mother brought the phone back to them. we're told criminal charges are pending. some good news regarding some west columbia resident's water. a boil water advisory has been lifted for customers in the 400, 500 and 600 blocks of old barnwell road, lynn drive, bel-air drive, and in the savannah woods subdivision. also... service has been restored for those of you affected by the water line relocation project in west columbia. officials say water customers who lost water pressure should boil your water vigorously for at least one minute before drinking or cooking with it. also, remember to throw out any ice that was made with the bad water. for a complete list of impacted areas... be sure
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to visit our website... a-b-c columbia-dot-com. still to come... armed protestors occupy a wildlife refuge out west. we'll have the latest on the oregon standoff. clear skies and cold temps to kick off your monday.expect a chilly and breezy monday afternoon as well.more details
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gervais. here's a 33 quick look at stories that are making headlines across the country. the remote high desert of eastern oregon is the latest flashpoint for anti- government sentiment... as armed protestors occupy a wildlife refuge. a-b-c's
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33 steve 33 spurrier leaeas and the gamecocks set a record for the best start ever in the sec... on the basketball court. tim hill has that and more in this
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it. and you 33 heard it there.... another big win for the carolina panthers... in the final day of the regular season. and because of the panthers' win over tampa bay... krispy kreme is offering a special deal: a dozen original glazed donuts for just 3.99. not only does the win secure you a sweet treat for your breakfast... but it also means home-field advantage for the panthers in the n-f-c playoffs. still to come... the holidays may be over... but we're still in the giving spirit. find out how you
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saving a life. welcome ,what better way to kick off 20-16 than by getting down to some serious wedding planning. that's right... one of columbia's largest bridal shows took over the convention center yesterday... from d-j's to designers, more than 150 exhibitors came together for a one stop shop for wedding 1-0-1. if you 33 missed yesterday's show... don't worry... the next big expo is march 20th at the double tree by hilton in
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the 40th round 33 and it's the 33 40th round 33 still to 33 come... we're heading to the white house... with some new resolutions... to kick off a safer new year... stay with us. we're live from
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republ33 presidential candidate marco rubio started the new year right here in the midlands. rubio spoke to a packed room at hudson's smokehouse in lexington over the weekend... the senator from florida touched on social security, supporting veterans...and the three things he says he wants
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president.... attendees 33 got the chance to meet the candidate after a question and answer forum... before lexington... rubio met with supporters in hilton head. and staying on the republican side of the race... ben carson is speaking out after last week's resignation of some of his top campaign aids. carson was asked on a-b-c's "this week" over the weekend whether he was already planning on firing campaign manager barry bennett and his communications director... carson's geared his response towards his campaign policies
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being handled... 33 despite the 33 resignation... carson added that it doesn't diminish anything that bennett has done... saying quote... " i think he's done a fantastic job." and back at the white house... president barack obama new year's resolution appears to be taking another shot at gun control. he's scheduled a meeting today with attorney general loretta lynch to discuss a three-month review of what steps he can take to help reduce gun violence. the president is expected to use executive action to strengthen background checks required for gun purchases. and on thursday... obama will join c-n-n's anderson cooper for a one-hour live town hall event on the issue... entitled "guns in america."still to come... times running out for fema assistance... we have a recovery deadline to pass
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in the midlands. good lot more like winter. so you may want to grab a jacket and bundle up before you head
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to 33 give you a quick traffic update as you head out and about this morning. and good news. there are no trouble spots to report out on the roads in or around the capital city. of course, we'll be sure to keep our eyes on the roads and keep you updated for your morning commute. a-b-c columbia wants to help you
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jump start your day. we have a quick rundown of your top morning headlines. so, let's get flood victims in need of fema disaster assistance have until today to apply for federal aid. 24-counties in the state are covered by october's emergency declaration. today is also the deadline for returning disaster loan applications to the small business administration. as of thursday, fema had approved 78- point-7 million dollars in grants to more than 30- thousand applicants. toto register for assistance... 33 call 1-800-6-2-1-fema... or visit disaster assistance- dot-gov. and we have another deadline to pass along in regards to clean-up efforts... following october's historic flooding. richland county curbside debris pick-up is set to return to normal service next week. friday is the last day flood waste will be collected curbside. after that... residents will have to
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dispose of flood debris to one of two drop-off centers... the c-and-d landfill... or lower richland drop-off center. since october's historic flooding, we've been feeling south carolina strong. and that's the message a new, interactive public art display in downtown columbia hopes to convey. be sure to stop by the "s-c strong board" at lady and main, to write down your positive thoughts about our state, as we continue on the long road to recovery. turning to the crime beat... the investigation continues this morning after a motorcycle crash victim was found shot. a motorist spotted the wreck early yesterday morning.... at long green parkway at churchland drive. richland county deputies say they discovered the crash victim had a bullet wound to the upper body. if you know anything about this case, call crimestoppers at 1-888-crime-s-c. also out of richland county... three men are facing multiple charges this morning following
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a stabbing over the weekend. richland county sheriff's deputies say they responded to the incident at the title max in the three-thousand block of broad river road saturday night. they say they found the victim stabbed multiple times in the upper body. witnesses spotted the suspects in that shooting fleeing the scene in a 1999 gold saturn. when officials caught up to the vehicle d apprehend the suspects... they found one of them... 29-year-old andrew gathers with a missing pinky. emergency personnel recovered the finger at the crime scene and reattached it to gathers' hand. jail records show gathers is charged with attempted murder. 38-year-old marlon gathers is charged with assault. officials say 44-year-old jarvis hurst was also arrested. the condition of the stabbing victim is still unknown at this time. an armed robbery out of richland county remains under investigation this morning. officials say it happened in the 11-hundred block of south hillock court. authorities say the suspect approached the
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victim as he was getting into his car... holding a gun to his head and demanding his belongings. the victim handed over his i-phone six plus. the suspect fled, hitting a parked car on the way. after investigators arrived on scene, they say the suspect's mother brought the phone back to them. we're told criminal charges are pending. officials say one person is dead... and a police officer is injured... following a shooting in a north carolina home. police say when officials tried to serve an arrest warrant to a charlotte home... several people began shooting at them. officials say police fired back and hit one person... who was later pronounced dead. the police officer was hit... sustaining a non-life threatening gunshot wound to the ankle. officals say they have questioned everyone inside the home... to determine who fired at the officers. back here at home... reports of another officer involved shooting. a 27-year-old hampton county man is charged with attempted murder after police say he
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injuring one. the state law enforcement division says malcolm orr of estill is also charged with possessing a weapon during a violent crime. the two felonies carry a combined maximum sentence of 35 years in prison. officials say estill officer, quincy smith, never drew his weaponon columbia police are investigating a shooting on king street, that sent two people to the hospital. officials say they arrived on the 11-hundred block of king street friday night... to find a 41-one-year-old woman and a 20-year-old man shot. the two victims were taken to the hospital. we're told they're expected to be okay. c-p-d says it's not clear what caused the shooting. if you know something, call crimestoppers at one-triple- eight- crime s-c. and one person is behind bars this morning... after an armed robbery on two notch road. this happened at an s-mart on the 84-hundred block of two notch road friday night. richland county sheriff's
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department officials say the suspect and victim started arguing inside the business. the victim walked out of the store, and deputies say the suspect knocked him to the ground, pointed a knife at him and stole his cell phone. they say 47-year-old lawrence graham returned to the scene later, with the phone. he's charged with larceny, but authorities say more charges are possible. still to come... residents along the mississippi river are accessing flood damage. we'll have the latest on the clean-up efforts following the flooding.clear skies and cold temps to kick off your monday. expect a chilly and breezy monday afternoon as well.more details next.we are live from
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midwest good morning. topping "america's money" -- stocks free fall overnight. >> yes, stocks plunged so much on the main chinese stock market this morning, that all trading was halted. . china trade-off was triggered by worries of manufacturing and the middle east. u.s. stock mashts are set to open much lower. but good news for your wallet, aaa expects gas prices to maintain relatively low this year, the same as 2015. >> they don't expect the national average to go above $3 a gallon. and star wars the force
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aiken is about to surpass avatar as the highest grossing. >> it premieres in china the world's second biggest movie market. >> it will be huge. that's "america's money." if you're looking to s se money on your medicare part d prescriptions, walgreens says, carpe med diem. seize the day to get more out of life and medicare part d. just switch to walgreens for savings that'll be the highlight of your day. now preview the cost of your copay before you fill. you can even get one-dollar copays on select plans. nivea in-shower body lotion. first i wash... then i apply it to my wet skin. it moisturizes with no sticky feel.
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i quickly rinse off. and i'm ready to go. nivea in-shower body lotion -- in the body lotion aisle. quilted northern works so well people can forget their bathroom experience. just like they forgot conductor randy, who sees all and forgets nothing.
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33 is taking on something that is all to familiar here in the midlands... flooding...
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yeah... in illinois... neighborhoods are turned into islands after historic flooding from the mississippi. 25 lives have been lost and more than 100 homes destroyed.. and currently... water is rolling south after a levee breach... where they are bracing themselves for what's coming their way. still to 33 come... it's all about starting the new year off right... and keeping
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you're at it. ng their customers for being patient. mark zuckerberg is making a major new year's resolution... the founder of facebook says his goal for 20-16 is to create an artificial intelligence system. zuckerberg posted that he wants to quote... "build a simple a-i to run my home and help me with my work". zuckerberg is known for keeping up with his resolutions. in 20-10 he vowed to learn n mandarin...... and he recently gave a 20-minute speech in that language. and speaking of new years resolutions... pawmetto lifeline wants you to ring in the new year by making a resolution to neuter your pets during their "happy neuter year" campaign. the campaign is providing 20 dollar neutering surgeries for male dogs and cats during the
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veterinarians say neutering your pets is one of the most effective ways to reduce the homeless pet population. pet parents who wish to take advantage of this special offer must mention the "happy neuter year" campaign when they schedule their appointment. it's officially a new year... and manyf you may be in store for a new years resolutions... leading wellness expert and best selling author... doctor michael roizen... has some resolution ideas he says will leave you feeling younger, healthier and more energetic in the new year. with more... here's a-b-c's
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a woman is 33 claiming recording artist... chris brown hit her and took her phone when she tried to take a photo of him. the las vegas metro police department says s is investigating accusations of battery and theft against chris brown. the alleged victim was not seriously hurt. police say they have not yet gotten in touch with brown to get his side of the story. brown's spokesman did not respond to a c-n-n request for comment. and turning our attention to this weekend's box office... "the force" is still with the latest "star wars" film... "the force awakens." it topped the box office once again this weekend... bringing in more than 88-million dololrs. this bring's star wars box office total to a little more than 740-million dollars
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"daddy's home" came in the runner-up slot at the box office this weekend with 29- million. "the hateful eight" came in third place. and "game of thrones" fans are going to have to wait for the latest book to the fantasy series... "the winds of winter." the h-b-o season based on that sixth novel will start airing in april... while he's still writing. game of thrones writer... george martin apologized to fans who were eagerly awaiting the next book series... and he says he is working with h-b-o to ensure the series reflects the book even though it will not be finished.still to come... we're weighing in this monday morning... as a new year brings new resolutions... that's next in your day in history.clear skies and cold temps to kick off your monday. expect a chilly and breezy monday afternoon as well.more details next.we are live from
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check 33 out the day in history. -poet t.s. eliot dies in london in 1965-gm announces its electric car in 1996-the euro debuts in 1999 today is... national trivia day... national weigh in day... 33 and national spaghetti day.33 that's all the time that we have for the first hour of good morning columbia. but we're coming right back.
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gervais. good morning, columbia. today is monday, january 4. time is running out. what you need to know about an important deadline concerning flood recovery. plus armed protestors occupy a wildlife refuge out west.
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we'll have the latest on a standoff in oregon. and the president is turning to the issue of gun violence. more on his plans for an aggressive push for tighter gun control. "good morning, columbia" starts right now. captioning provided by caption associates, llc www.captionassociates.com. rochelle: good morning, columbia. thank you for joining us on this monday morning. i'm rochelle dean. >> jonathan: and i'm meteorologist jonathan kennedy. we're live from main and gervais. the time's now 6:00. >> rochelle: getting a little start, trying to warm up, it is a little chilly. >> jonathan: there's a heater over there but it too far away. >> rochelle: this is what people can expect when they head out the door. >> jonathan: yes, this is what we were expecting in december. 2016 starting off with a different note, 36 downtown, 32 in saluda. newberry 32 as well.
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a couple spots hitting the magic number 32, the freezing., but other areas not as cold. lexington has been teeter to therring back and forth, low as 37 and where they are right now. compared to where we have been, many people heading back to work for a few days and it will feel chilly as you head out monday. wind not making it feel any better. out of the north 5 to 10 miles a hour, not a breezy condition right now but we are expecting a windy day today and later on tonight and that will make it colder outside. wind chill, this is what it feels like to your skin. 32 in columbia, 26 in newberry and 29 in saluda, a couple spots, many spots at or below freezing at least with the wind chill, not necessarily on the thermometer. to your skin this is what it feels like outside, that is what we are worried about since there
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seeing snow going from chicago through indiana, west virginia, kentucky, virginia, crossing over into parts of north carolina soon but roanoke probably the furtherrest south looking for snow today. dry conditions for us, dry air coming our way. the cloud cover evacuated last night, that allows us to cool down this morning. you can see at the top of your screen some of the snow filtering in, it's chilly but not that cold, thankfully no moisture or air, that will keep us nice and dry throughout your monday forecast today. as we check out the models, you can see the snow penetrating parts of the south here but that is about all we will get for us. we are looking for -- to squeeze out and see sunshine today and that will knock out the snow showers. 50 for the high, 25 for the low tonight, so we will see some very cold air, the coldest air
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since around this time last year, obviously since last winter. we saw a relatively mild fall, did see cold spots here and there but looks like january will bring us a different forecast, especially the next couple days. >> rochelle: i was a vision of loveliness coming in this morning, i had leggings and socks inside my heels. even though i like the cooler weather it was, like, let me cover up more. >> jonathan: it's certainly colder today. >> rochelle: grab a coat. we want to gift you a quick traffic update. >> jonathan: good news, nothing to tell you about but we'll keep an eye on our anything that happens. rochelle: abc columbia wants to help you jump start your day. >> jonathan: we have a quick rundown of your top morning headlines. >> rochelle: flood victims in need of fema disaster assistance have until today to apply for federal aid.
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covered by october's emergency declaration. today is also the deadline for returning disaster loan applications to the small business administration. as of thursday, fema had approved $78.7 million in grants to more than 30,000 applicants. to register for assistance, call 1-800-621-fema or visit disasterassistance.gov. rochelle: and we have another deadline to pass along in regards to clean-up efforts following october's historic flooding. richland county curbside debris pick-up is set to return to normal service next week. friday is the last day flood waste will be collected curbside. after that residents will have to dispose of flood debris to one of two drop-off centers, either the c and d landfill or lower richland drop-off center. rochelle: since october's historic flooding, we've been feeling south carolina strong. and that's the message a new, interactive public art display
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convey. be sure to stop by the "sc strong board" at lady and main, to write down your positive thoughts about our state, as we continue on the long road to recovery. rochelle: turning to the crime beat, the investigation continues this morning after a motorcycle crash victim was found shot. a motorist spotted the wreck early yesterday morning at long green parkway and churchland drive. richland county deputies say they discovered the crash victim hahaa bullet wound to the upper body. if y y know anything about this case, call crimestoppers at 1-888-crime-sc. rochelle: also out of richland county, three men are facing multiple charges this morning following g stabbing over the weekend. richland county sheriff's deputies say they responded to the incident at the title max in the 3000 block of broad river road saturday night. they say they found the victim stabbed multiple times in the upper body. witnesses spotted the suspects in that shooting fleeing the
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scene in a 1999 gold saturn. when officials caught up to the vehicle and apprehend the suspects they found one of them 29-year-old andrew gathers with a missing pinky. emergency personnel recovered a finger at the crime scene and reattached it to gathers' hand. jail records show gathers is charged with attempted murder. 38-year-old marlon gathers is charged with assault. officials say 44-year-old jarvis hurst was also arrested. the condition of the stabbing victim is still unknown at this time. rochelle: an armed robbery t of richland county remains under investigation this morning. officials say it happened in the 1100 block of south hillock court. authorities say the suspect approached the victim as he was getting into his car holding a gun to his head and demanding his belongings. the victim handed over his i-phone 6-plus. the suspect fled, hitting a parked car on the way. after investigators arrived on scene, they say the suspect's mother brought the phone back to
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them. we're told criminal charges are pending. rochelle: some good news regarding some west columbia residents' water. a boil water advisory has been lifted for customers in the 400, 500 and 600 blocks of old barnwell road, lynn drive, bel-air drive, and in the savannah woods subdivision. also service has been restored for those affected by the water line relocation project in west columbia. officials say water customers who lost water pressure should boil their water vigorously for at least one minute before drinking or cooking with it. also, remember to throw out any ice that was m me with the bad water. for a complete list of impacted areas be sure to visit our website abccolumbia.com. rochelle: still to come, armed protestors occupy a wildlife refuge out west. we'll have the latest on the oregon standoff. >> jonathan: and a chilly start to a monday, more cold air on
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we will see sunshine today but it will only warm up to the 50s today.
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main and gervais. >> jonathan: 6:11 on your monday morning. many people heading back to work and will be a cold start. we're in the mid-30s right now likely to see some warm up, not a lot of us, most of us up to 50, breezy day, winds not too bad but they will be around 20 to possibly 30 miles a hour later today, that will make it
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50 for the high, sunny, breezy, cool day overall. 25 for the low tonight, clear and cold if we get the winds persisting overnight, we could see some wind chill in the teens for some areas later on tonight into tomomrow morning, rochelle. >> rochelle: all right, rochelle: here's a quick look at stories that are making headlines across the country. the high desert of eastern oregon is the latest flashpoint for anti-government sentiment as armed protestors continue to a wildlife refuge. they're objecting a prison sentence for local ranchers for burning federal land. protestors say they want to restore the rights to people so they can use the land and resources for ranching, logging, mining and recreation and plan to occupy the area indefinitely. rochelle: saudi foreign minister adel al-jubeir has given iranian diplomats 48 hours to leave the country amid escalating tensions over the kingdom's execution of a prominent shiite cleric nim'r al
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nim'r. the shiite cleric is one of 47 men executed. officials say the men believed in extremist ideology and were members of terror groups. officials in saudi arabia say they were convicted of plotting and carrying out attacks against civilians, including an attack on the u.s. consulate in jeddah in 2004. after the executions, protesters in iran stormed and torched the saudi arabian embassy in tehran. rochelle: and at least five people are dead after a powerful 6.7 magnitude earthquake shook india's remote northeast region. the quake injured 100 others and damaged several buildings. now nearly 90 members of the national disaster response force are working to check on remote areas impacted by the earthquake. rochelle: steve spurrier leaves and the gamecocks set a record for the best start ever in the sec on the basketball court. tim hill has that and more in
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win it. >> the best start in sec history, men's and women's team 26-0 combined, best ever. seven three pointers, that's a career high beat arkansas. munnerlyn helping the minnesota vikings with a 20-14 win against the green bay packers. the vikings took the number 3 seed in the playoffs, they host seattle on sunday. the packers play at washington. the carolina panthers will host one of the four teams in the next round of the playoffs, the panthers locking up home team advantage by pounding tampa bay 38-10. carolina finishes 15-1. cam newton and team ready to
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roll at charlotte. i'm tim hill, hope it gets your monday off with a minute to win it. rochelle: and you heard it, there's another big win for the carolina panthers in the final day of the regular season. and because of the panthers' win over tampa bay, krispy kreme is offering a special deal: a dozen original glalad donuts for just $3.99. not only does the win secure you a sweet treat for your breakfast but it also means home-field advantage for the panthers in the nfc playoffs. rochelle: still to come, the holidays may be over but we're still in the giving spirit. find out how you can start off the year by saving a life.
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main and gervais. rochelle: welcome back to good morning columbia, your time right now is 6:18. >> jonathan: let's take a bite out of your morning menu, sponsored by bojangles'. lots of newly engaged couples this holiday season and what better way to kick off 2016 than by getting down to some serious wedding planning. >> rochelle: that's right and it does take a lot of planning. columbia's largest bridal shows took over the convention center yesterday. from dj's to designers, more than 150 exhibitors came together for a one stop shop for wedding 101. >> planning a wedding is a huge undertaking and here in south carolina the average wedding is 20 to 25 thousand dollars, it's a big investment.
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need lots of exhibitors and vendors before they make decisions who will help with their wedding day. >> rochelle: believe me, if you have ever tried to plan a wedding, an one stop shop is where you want to be. if you missed yesterday's show, don't worry. the next big expo is march 20th at the double tree by hilton in lexington county. rochelle: and it's the 40th round for this years "spoleto festival usa." >> jonathan: that's right, charleston is the focus of the internationally-known arts festival and they're unveiling the schedule with a number of exciting productions, one being a multimedia production commemorating the victims of the shootings at emanuel ame church back in june. tickets for the festival start going on sale next thursday. jonathan: and if you'd like to kick off the new year by saving a life, we've got just the way for you. abc columbia and the american red cross are partnering for a "new year blood drive." american red cross representatives say it's especially important to donate in winter months because donations typically sag during the holiday season. to help out, you can head to "plex indoor sports" at the
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village at sandhill tomorrow from 7:00 in the morning to 7:00 at night. >> rochelle: very easy to do, only takes a minute, roll up your sleeves and you can save three lives. our dave will be out there. >> jonathan: shake and bake dave, he's everywhere. >> rochelle: he is. it's an important event, hopefully we can generate a lot of the blood donations needed at this time. and what we need are heavier coats. >> jonathan: absolutely, we got away without it, hopefully you got some for christmas, you didn't need much for december, but you will need it for the next couple days. today not unbearable, 50 for the high today or near it. we will see temperatures that kind of get a little colder for us in the next couple days. we will see a lot of cold air moving in from the north, windy, the 50 won't feel like 50 for most of us. 25 for the low tonight, will probably feel colder than that.
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but here's hope as we get toward the weekend, temperatures bounce back above normal, be around 60 but we will probably see some compromise, maybe some rain then as well. >> jonathan:well. >> rochelle: you have to figure if we deal with the cold something else will come with it as well. rochelle: still to come, we're heading to the white house with some new resolutions to kick off a safer new year. stay with us. we're live from main and gervais. in today's "techbytes" it's a 98-inch television. >> lg will announce its top of the line 98-inch tv about to go into production. super ultra high def with
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no word yet on the price. if you're getting tired of a tinny sound from your phone's ear buds the boom stick might be the answer. >> it improves the audio quality, at $99 it'sless than top-quality headsets and much smaller. and finally, this the busiest time of the year for online date sightings. >> match.com said their usage skyrockets after the new year.
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>> rochelle: welcome back to good morning columbia, your time right now 6:26. republican presidential candidate marco rubio started the new year right here in the midlands. rubio spoke to a packed room at the hudson's smokehouse in lexington over the weekend. the senator from florida touched on social security, supporting veterans and the three things he says he wants to focus on if he's elected president. >> a balanced budget amendment so our debt doesn't continue to grow, term limits for federal judges, no one should have lifetime appointments.
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because you are never going to get them to do it themselves. >> rochelle: attendees got the chance to meet the candidate after a question and answer forum. before lexington rubio met with supporters in hilton head. rochelle: and staying on the republican side of the race, ben carson is speaking out after last week's resignation of some of his top campaign aids. carson was asked on abc's "this week" over the weekend whether he was already planning on firing campaign manager barry bennett and his communications director. carson's geared his response towards his campaign policies and how he felt they were being handled. >> carson: well, it was -- it was very difficult to execute plans. for instance, getting our policies out. you know, we talk and talk and talk but they don't seem to get out -- and i want them out. i want people to be able to analyze them and talk about them. >> rochelle: despite the resignation, carson added that it doesn't diminish anything that bennett has done saying, "i think he's done a fantastic job."
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rochelle: and back at the white house, president barack obama's new year's resolution appears to be taking another shot at gun control. he's scheduled a meeting today with attorney general loretta lynch to discuss a three-month review of what steps he can take to help reduce gun violence. the president is expected to use executive action to strengthen background checks required for gun purchases. and on thursday obama will join cnn's anderson cooper for a one-hour live town hall event on the issue entitled "guns in america." rochelle: still to come, time's running out for fema assistance. we have a recovery deadline to pass along with flood victims here in the midlands. we have that story and that information coming up next.
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gervais. rochelle: good morning, columbia. thank you for waking up with us on this chilly monday morning. i'm rochelle dean. >> jonathan: and i'm meteorologist jonathan kennedy. we're live from main and gervais. your time just after 6:30. it's a chilly start to the day. >> rochelle: you will have to grab your coat and warm up the car this morning. >> jonathan: if you have a
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remote control -- >> rochelle: would be a good day to use it. >> jonathan: it will be the coldest air we've seen in quite some time. we had a warm december but the warm air left us over the weekend as we changed our calendars over to 2016. we are starting off the first full work week of 2016, off to a chilly start. technically we are warmer than yesterday morning. we saw a lot of spots at and below freezing sunday morning but not as much traffic early in the morning. we're looking at more people to be out today in this cold air. some people around 40, not too bad. wind up to 13 miles a hour in a few spots. the wind will be key in the forecast today. it will bring a lot more cold air, make it feel colder outside with the wind chill factor. wind, notice where they are, and temperatures will be kind of seeing a little extra bite due to the wind. 33 is what it feels like in
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sumter, feels like below freezing in camden. feels like in the 20s near newberry, 27 the coldest apostle temperature-wise and wind chill chill-wise. you can see all the snow coming in riding the wind from the north, that will be coming our way, pulling the cold air to the south, we are seeing a lot more of the cold air, compared to the weekend, it will bee colder over the next couple days but thankfully it will be dry for us, a dry frontal passage, there is just not enough warmth for precipitation because it necessarily won't be enough -- it will be cold enough to see snow but not enough moisture in our neck of the woods to warrant any snow or ice activity. we will look for clear skies, snow stays to the north, mostly sunny skies throughout the day
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it will allow us to warm up but not a lot, highs around 50, some spots stall out in the mid-50s. similar for tuesday and wednesday, back in the 50s thursday but we will start to get rain chances back here as well. we will see a warm up later in the week towards the weekend but we will also see the chance of rain return there. thankfully we are seeing dry conditions, otherwise it could be a mess for us, we are seeing a lot of cold air but a dry one. >> rochelle: those 25 degrees temperatures are definitely sobering. >> jonathan: it will feel colder than that. >> rochelle: all right, get prepared. we want to give you a quick traffic update as you head out and about this morning. >> jonathan: there are no trouble spots but we will keep our eyes out for any problems. rochelle: abc columbia wants to help you jump start your day.
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>> jonathan: we have a quick rundown of your top morning headlines. >> rochelle: flood victims in need of fema disasteteassistance have until today to apply for federal aid. 24 counties in the state are covered by october's emergency declaration. today is also the deadline for returning disaster loan applications to the smallbusiness administration. as of thursday, fema had approved $78.7 million in grants to more than 30,000 applicants. to register for assistance, call 1-800-621-fema or visit disasterassistance.gov. rochelle: and we have another deadline to pass along in regards to clean-up efforts following october's historic flooding. richland county curbside debris pick-up is set to return to normal service next week. friday is the last day flood waste will be collected curbside.eb after that residents will have to dispose of flood debris to one of two drop-off centers, either the c and d landfill or lower richland drop-off center. rochelle: since october's historic flooding, we've been
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feeling south carolina strong. and that's the message a new, interactive public art display in downtown columbia hopes to convey. be sure to stop by the "sc strong board" at lady and main, to write down your positive thoughts about our state, as we continue on the long road to recovery. be nice to every one, nice message there. rochelle: turning to the crime beat, the investigation continues this morning after a motorcycle crash victim was found shot. a motorist spotted the wreck early yesterday morning at long green parkway and churchland drive. richland county deputies say they discovered the crash victim had a bullet wound to the upper body. if you know anything about this case, call crimestoppers at 1-888-crime-sc. rochelle: also out of richland county, three men are facing multiple charges this morning following a stabbing over the weekend. according to authorities, they responded to the incident at the title max in the 3000 block of broad river road saturday night. they say they found the victim
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upper body. witnesses spotted the suspects in that shooting fleeing the scene in a 1999 gold saturn. when officials caught up to the vehicle and apprehend the suspects they found one of them 29-year-old andrew gathers missing a pinky. emergency personnel recovered a finger at the crime scene and reattached it to gathers' hand. jail records show gathers is charged with attempted murder. 38-year-old marlon gathers is charged with assault. officials say 44-year-old jarvis hurst was also arrested. the condition of the stabbing victim is still unknown at this time. rochelle: an armed robbery out of richland county remains under investigation this morning. officials say it happened in the 1100 block of south hillock court. authorities say the suspect approached the victim as he was getting into his car holding a gun to his head and demanding his belongings. the victim handed over his i-phone 6-plus. the suspect fled, hitting a parked car on the way. after investigators arrived on
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scene, they say the suspect's mother brought the phone back to them. we're told criminal charges are pending. rochelle: officials say one person is dead and a police officer is injured following a shooting in a north carolina home. police say when officials tried to serve an arrest warrant to a charlotte home several people began shooting at them. officials say police fired back and hit one person who was later pronounced dead. the police officer that was hit sustaining a non-life threatening gunshot wound to the ankle. officals say they have questioned everyone inside the home to determine who fired at the officers. rochelle: back here at home, reports of another officer-involved shooting. a 27-year-old hampton county man is charged with attempted murder after police say he opened fire on officers, injuring one. the state law enforcement division says malcolm orr of estill is also charged with possessing a weapon during a violent crime. the two felonies carry a
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years in prison. officials say estill officer, quincy smith, never drew his weapon. rochelle: still to come, cooler temperatures are finally being felt here in the midlands. but it's nothing compared to the winter wonderland other parts of the nation are facing. >> jonathan: right now cooler temperatures kickoff monday. expect a breezy day this afternoon.
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30s but a chilly start, we saw a warm december, but we will see a change in the next couple days. today we will see a high only 50, many spots don't hit 50. we will see a lot of sunshine, it will be breezy, windy, it won't feel all that warm. 50 is not that warm to begin with but it won't even feel 50 for us. we will see the wind chills stay in the 40s, tonight wind chill in the 20s. >> rochelle: 25? that is such a big difference than what we saw two days ago. >> jonathan: yes, we changed the calendar to 2016 and the cold weather has come. rochelle: we may have had to wait until 2016, but it's finally starting to feel like winter here in the midlands. and while we're left bundling up this morning, it's nothing compared to the winter wonderland other parts of the nation are facing. >> jonathan: that's right. some families in oregon are taking advantage of a sure sign of the season falling snow.
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along with the sledding and snowball fights, portland is also having to deal with traffic delays thanks to the wintery weather. but that could mean good news for the kids as the snow could mean a little longer winter vacation. >> rochelle: you see them out there sledding. do you remember that? being excited about snow fall. now it's all putting the salt down and shoveling but then it was sledding. >> jonathan: i grew up in south carolina, anytime it snowed it was a huge or deal. i liked it because there was buzz around -- didn't have anywhere to go, i had to go to school. >> rochelle: now the kids have been out for christmas and now coming to school even in the snow. rochelle: still to come, the snow may be falling out west. but we're far more excited to see the falling gas prices at
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main and gervais. >> rochelle: welcome back to good morning columbia, your time is now 6:48. rochelle: it's now harder to find out where your beef or pork came from before it hit your plate. after more than a decade of wrangling congress repealed a labeling law that requires retailers to include the animal's country of origin on packages of red meat. it's a major victory for the
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lawmakers say they had no choice but to get rid of the country-of-origin labels after the world trade organization repeatedly ruled against them. rochelle: it's big money and big numbers coming out of las vegas. officials say more than 42 million people traveled to the casino corridor last year breaking 2014's record. but even with more people playing the slots in vegas, casinos still aren't making as much money as they did during their pre-recession peak in 2007. officials blame people visiting but not staying as long as before. rochelle: but if you're new year's resolution involves spending less, you're in luck. it looks like you'll be saving money at the pump well into 2016. experts say gas prices are expected to remain low this year the energy department forecasting an average of $2.37 a gallon this year. while it's an increase from the current national average which sits at less that $2 a gallon,
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that would be the lowest annual average since 2009. not bad news there. rochelle: as it turns out, less doctors are recommending hpv vaccination to their preteen patients. among the most common reasons doctors say they're delaying discussion and vaccinations against the sexually transmitted cancer-causing virus is a belief that patients hadn't had sex and that parents would object. while some recommended that children age 11 or 12 get vaccinated, doctors say they were most likely to recommend vaccination and to give the shots to older kids. rochelle: the u.s. department of justice is investigating how blue bell creameries handled the ice cream contamination linked to 10 reported cases of listeriosis. three of those believed to be sickened by blue bell frozen treats died. a u.s. official confirmed the prosecutors are examining whether blue bell executives committed wrongdoing in their
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blue bell recalled all of their frozen treats sold in 23 states back in april of 2015. however, an investigation by the centers for disease control and prevention show the listeria outbreak dated back to 2010. the company has yet to comment on the issue. rochelle: it's a renewed relationship for the new year for a familiar couple. and we're finding out which hollywood's stars give studios the most for their money. david daniel has that and more in today's hollywood minute. >> reporter: miley cyrus and liam hemsworth -- back together? multiple reports put the pair making out at a music festival in hemsworth's native australia over the weekend. they met in 2010, got engaged in 2012, and broke up in 2013, but they've stayed friendly. now, it seems, they're even friendlier. >> what's next? >> reporter: chris evans delivers bang for the buck! forbes magazine's latest list of hollywood's best investments puts the "captain america" star
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at the top -- on average, his recent movies made nearly $182 for every dollar he was paid. also making studio beancounters happy: mila kunis, number 2 on the list at 87.30 in grosses for each dollar of salary. and at number 3, scarlett johansson, who made studios just under 85 bucks for every dollar she received. reporter: jaden smith has a new gig: the actor and fashion-flexible son of will smith and jada pinkett smith is the new face of louis vuitton. the 17-year-old will front the fashion label's spring-summer 2016 collections. for hollywood minute, i'm david daniel. rochelle: still to come, we've got our eyes on the prize. we're talking about one of the biggest powerball jackpots of all time. it's something you want to hear.
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main and gervais. >> jonathan: 6:54, took a while but looks like winter is coming our way. we will see more winter weather to the north of us, parts of west virginia, virginia and north carolina with snow but for us no snow, just dry conditions but it will be cold. highs around 50 but won't necessarily feel that warm. with the wind we will see from
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the north bringing that cold air our way, look for a colder set up for us tonight especially into your tuesday and also your wednesday forecast. >> rochelle: all right, thanks, jonathan. rochelle: the next lucky powerball winner could be rolling in dough later this week. the powerball jackpot just keeps growing now reaching $400 million. that's one of the biggest powerball jackpots of all time. on saturday, three contestants each won a million dollars and another took home $2 million but no one bought that grand-prize winning ticket. the next chance to win is wednesday. but lady luck better be on your side. officials say the chance of winning the big prize in about one in 300 million. i think i'll take my chances. rochelle: still to come we're weighing in this monday morning. and as a new year brings new resolutions that's next in your day in history.
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main and gervais. >> jonathan: good monday morning, a chilly start to your day today, but don't look for warm air anytime soon. we will see highs in the mid to upper 40s the next couple days. we will be struggling to see any warm air tuesday and wednesday. warmer set up toward the end of the week but also see the rain chances return, but i think we will take it after the very cold air. >> rochelle: starting off the
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week on a cold note. rochelle: let's check out the day in history. poet t.s. eliot dies in london in 1965. gm announces its electric car in 1996. and the euro debuts in 1999. >> jonathan: today is national trivia day, national weigh in day -- fitting for the new day, new resolution for everybody. and national spaghetti day. not sure those go hand and hand with the new year's diet. i could eat spaghetti right now. >> rochelle: i could eat i anytime. "good morning, america" is next. have a good one. good morning, america. donald trump unleashes his first campaign ad this morning. >> that's why he's call for a temporary shutdown of muslims entering the united states. >> taking direct aim at hillary clinton. highlighting the boldest proposals. as the war of words heats up. she gets ready to unleash her
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