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>> so that's what's making news in good morning columbia. thanks for joining us. i'm crysty vaughan. and i'm meteorologist jonathan kennedy... we're live from main and gervais. the time's now 5:00. it's a crisp and cold start to this tuesday morning... so you'll want to
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the door. we want to 33 give you a quick traffic update as you head out and ababt this morning. and good
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.there are no incidents to report in or around the capital city. but as always, we will continue to keep our eyes on the road and update you if anything pops up for your morning commute. a-b-c columbia wants to help you jump start your day.we have a quick rundown of your top morning headlines.started. the national action network is set to speak today at a press conference this morning... to address the release of ex-north charleston police officer michael slager. slager is charged with murder in the shooting of an unarmed black motorist. a sheriff's spokesperson confirmed that slager posted bond and has been released from custody. he will remain under house arrest until his trial later this year. a judge ordered that jury selection in the case will begin on halloween. slager is shown on cell phone video firing eight times as walter scott ran from a traffic stop last april. scott's family says they are disappointed with the judge's decision. back here at home... gun violence has richland county deputies searching for suspects in a weekend shooting. authorities say a motorist
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early sunday morning.... at long green parkway at churchland drive. deputies say the crash victim... adrian silva... had been shot in the upper body. richland county coroner gary watts says silva died from those gunshots. if you know anything that can help... call crimestoppers at one-triple-eight-crime-s-c. and hospital officials alerted authorities to a shooting after a man was brought in with a gunshot wound. richland county deputies say two groups were firing shots at each other yesterday afternoon in the 24- hundred block of pelican drive. one man suffered a gunshot wound to the upper body. he was driven to palmetto health richland hospital by an acquaintance. again, anyone with information in this case is asked to call crimestoppers. president barack obama is making moves to tackle what he's calling an "epidemic of gun violence" in america. president barrack obama will announce his executive actions to combat gun violence later
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his plan during a meeting with attorney general loretta lynch yesterday. the actions would expand mandatory background checks for some private sales. and would provide more funding for mental health treatment, fbi staff and a-t-f agents opponents of the initiative on gun-control measures are vowing to challenge the president's authority. republican congressman joe wilson calls the president's plan a diversion.... saying that instead the government needs to reform mental health service and focus on securing the nation's borders... in order to reduce gun violence. 33 wilson sites incidents like the san bernardino attacks... as cause to secure the nation's borders. even before the president's official announcement...
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the campaign trail have blasted the actions, and some gun rights advocates are already threatening to challenge them in court. today's council meeting in west columbia could determine the fate of a four-acre one, that's sat empty in for decades. a columbia developer first came forward last spring with the "brookland" development... they want to fill the lot with shops, restaurants and apartments. longtime residents say they're excited about the development... but are concerned over the number of apartments being allowed. residents 33 are questioning the traffic, surrounding streets and size of the buildings that come with the development. but despite resident's concerns, west columbia mayor bill horton says the project will bring tax and business license
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the 33 development company did not return phone calls to a-b-c columbia to give a statement. at tonight's meeting officials will vote on raising the maximum number of residential units from 200... to 235. if they're successful in getting enough yes votes, the next step is a development agreement. once that's signed, they can start construction. we have an update for residents in west columbia concerning a boil water advisory. those homes and businesses along the 29 and 36-hundred blocks of leaphart road in west columbia... should continue to boil their water. crews relocated a water line over the weekend near mineral springs road. for a complete list of roads in the affected area... be sure to visit our
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com. still to come... tackling gun violence. the latest on the president's executive action concerning gun-control measures.freezing temps as you wake up and head out this morning.expect a cold but sunny tuesday forecast. more details next.we are live
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33 quick look at stories that are making headlines across the country. the white house is coming out with a series of long-awaited executive steps aimed at curbing gun violence... despite opposition in congress to new gun laws.
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latest. 33 it finally feels like winter outside, just in time for gamecock basketball to start its s-e-c schedule. tim hill has that and more in
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to win it. still to 33 come... a worthy way to start the year. how you can kick-off 20-16 by saving a life.freezing temps as you wake up and head out this morning.expect a cold but sunny tuesday forecast.more
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main and gervais. which is open until eight p-m. and you also won't want to miss the live sky tour starting at six and the bright lights of the laser show starting at seven.
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in the planetarium. and there's even more fun activities coming your way... that's right... we're "clowning" around the midlands for ringling bros and barnum and bailey's "circus x-treme". the "ambassador of laughter"... kelli argott... is actually coming for a special visit right here to our studios this morning. you'll want to stick around for some clowning around with jonathan kennedy. and if you would like to get in with all the fun at the circus... tickets for "x-treme" are on sale at the colonial life arena now... or they can be purchased online at ticket master dot com. and with the new year comes a renewed chance to help save a life. a-b-c columbia and the american red cross are teaming up and asking to you to donate blood. representatives with the red cross say donating in the winter months is particularly important as blood donations typically sag during the holiday season. with each pint of blood saving up to three lives, it's
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year. 33 if you'd like to join us in giving the gift of new life head to plex indoor sports at the village at sandhill today.... from 7 a-m until 7 p-m. still to 33 come... south carolina's cuisine is on deck... find out where you can catch some tasty deals. stay with
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and gervais. 33 carolina's cuisine will be on display over theheext couple of weeks. abc columbia's beth rousseau has your guide to 'restaurant
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midlands. once again... 33 once again... the tasty deals of restaurant week start this thursday... january seventh... and run through
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of za's... a variety of other restaurants are taking part... you can find the full list on our website... abc columbia dot com. still to come...ex- north charleston police officer, michael slager, is out of jail... we're following the latest on his case and the fallout from his release. freezing temps as you wake up and head out this morning.expect a cold but sunny tuesday forecast.more
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main and gervais. 33 we want to give you a quick traffic update as you head out and about this morning. here are some trouble spots that you might encounter. south carolina highway patrol is assisting a motorist on i-77. this is going to be at mile marker 10 in the north bound lanes... and of course... we will continue to keep our eyes on the road and update you if anything else pops up for your morning commute. a-b-c columbia wants to help you jump start your day.we have a quick rundown of your top morning headlines. so, let's get started. the national action network is set to speak today at a press conference this morning... to a aress the release of ex-north charleston police officer michael slager. slager is charged with murder in the shooting of an unarmed black motorist. a sheriff's spokesperson confirmed that slager posted bond and has been released from custody. he will remain under house arrest until his trial later this year. a judge ordered that jury selection in the case will begin on halloween. slager is shown on cell phone video firing eight times as
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traffic stop last april. scott's family says they are disappointed with the judge's decision. back here at home... gun violence has richland county deputies searching for suspects in a weekend shooting. authorities say a motorist spotted a motorcycle wreck early sunday morning.... at long green parkway at churchland drive. deputies say the crash victim... adrian silva... had been shot in the upper body. richland county coroner gary watts says silva died from those gunshots. if you know anything that can help... call crimestoppers at one-triple-eight-crime-s-c. and hospital officials alerted authorities to a shooting after a man was brought in with a gunshot wound. richland county deputies say two groups were firing shots at each other yesterday afternoon in the 24- hundred block of pelican drive. one man suffered a gunshot wound to the upper body. he was driven to palmetto health richland hospital by an acquaintance. again, anyone with information in this case is asked to call crimestoppers. president
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to tackle what he's calling an "epidemic of gun violence" in america. president barrack obama will announce his executive actions to combat gun violence later today. obama talked about his plan during a meeting with attorney general loretta lynch yesterday. the actions would expand mandatory background checks for some private sales. and would provide more funding for mental health treatment, fbi staff and a-t-f agents opponents of the initiative on gun-control measures are vowing to challenge the president's authority. republican congressman joe wilson calls the president's plan a diversion.... saying that instead the government needs to reform mental health service and focus on securing the nation's borders... in
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33 wilson sites incidents like the san bernardino attacks... as cause to secure the nation's borders. even before the president's official announcement... republicans in congress and on the campaign trail have blasted the actions, and some gun rights advocates are already threatening to challenge them in court. today's council meeting in west columbia could determine the fate of a four-acre lot that's sat empty in for decades. a columbia developer first came forward last spring with the "brookland" development... they want to fill the lot with shops, restrants and apartments. longtime residents say they're excited about the development... but are concerned over the number of apartments being allowed. residents 33 are questioning the traffic, surrounding streets and size
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with the development. but despite resident's concerns, west columbia mayor bill horton says the project will bring tax and business license revenues in the long term. 33 the development company did not return phone calls to a-b-c columbia to give a statement. at tonight's meeting officials will vote on raising the maximum number of residential units from 200... to 235. if they're successful in getting enough yes votes, the next step is a development agreement. once that's signed, they can start construction. we have an update for residents in west columbia concerning a boil water advisory. those homes and businesses along the 29 and 36-hundred blocks of leaphart road in west columbia... should continue to boil their water. crews relocated a water line over the weekend near mineral
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list of roads in the affected area... be sure to visit our website... a-b-c columbia-dot- com. still to come... we're bundling up here in the midlands this morning. and we're not the only ones finally feeling the chill of winter.freezing temps as you wake up and head out this morning.expect a cold but sunny tuesday forecast.more details next.we are live from main and gervais. things are
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topping "america's money" -- will wall street turn things around? >> yeah, big question. u.s. markets got off to their worst start in years after bad economic news from china sent overseas markets plunging. >> the dow lost 276 points. the nasdaq was off 104 and the s&p gave up 31. the justice department is suing volkswagen stemming from the scandal in which diesel cars were rigged to cheat on emissions tests. >> the suit seeks billions of dollars in penalties and there may still be criminal charges against some volkswagen executives. and starbucks is kicking off the new year on a bold note. on sale today, a brand-new espresso drink. >> the latte macchiato. steam full milk. one step below a full-fledged espresso. >> i'm not even a coffee drinker and i want that.
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33 starting to feel a lot 33 more seasonable here in the midlands ... but for the west coast... it's a bit icier yeah... snow and ice are closing schools in oregon. the county says crews are being dispatched to sand and de-ice the roads. this action is based on calls from the public and the sheriff's response to emergencies. areas near hospitals... roundabouts and overpasses are some of the most important parts being sanded down.
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back to school until at least tomorrow. and oregon isn't the only place seeing the white stuff... that's right... yesterday was a messy start to the week in michiana, michigan as snow fell in the early morning hours. student's got a little extra holiday there too... as some schools were closed and others on delays. still to 33 come... you're fridge may be getting a make over find out how one company is taking your appliance to the next level... that's next. stay
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main and gervais. south e... how about a smart refrigerator? this four-door fridge is the latest from samsung. the family hub includes a nearly twowofoot touchscreen. you don't have to worry about letting the cold o o... because it's equipped with internet- connected cameras that let you view what's inside... without opening the doors. the concept fridge doesn't have a price-tag yet... but just to compare... samsung already sells a model with an eight-inch wi-fi connected l-c- d panel... and that will set you back about 36-hundred dollars. and it's more problems for volkswagen. the e-p-a and justice department are suing the troubled german automaker over its emissions cheating software. the federal agencies accuse the automaker of violating u-s
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agencies are seeking up to 18 billion dollars in civil penalties. the automaker has yet to comment on the lawsuit... but says it is working with u-s environmental regulators on a solution to the problem. research shows that having a good social life can actually add years to your life... but how?... scientists say they may be a step closer to that answer.. with more... here's abc's doctor timothy
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is 33 saying "goodbye" to 20-15 with a big feather in her cap... the numbers are in... and it's now official... her album "25" is the biggest seller of 20-15. according to billboard... "25" closed out the year with nearly seven-and-a-half million copies sold. adele's album was just released on november 20th... so all those copies were sold in only six weeks.
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world tour in february. and we're following the latest on the epic mistake at the miss universe pageant... when steve harvey announced the wrong winner. the actual winner... miss philippines... spoke out about what happened for the first time on good morning america yesterday... she had only positive words to say about steve harvey... and said she accepts his apology. 33 since the mistake... miss colombia... the first runner up who was mistakenly called as the winner... spoke out on a colombian radio station. miss colombia says she thinks they should share the crown and that what happened was quote... "very humiliating" and we have some sad news to share this morning... coutry singer craig strickland... who went missing while duck
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has been found dead. strickland was the lead singer in the country rock band... "backroad anthem" he was with his friend chase morland... who was found dead last monday. the two went out during a fierce winter storm... and before the two left... morland tweeted out... "in case we don't come back, craig and i are going through winter storm goliath to kill ducks in oklahoma... with the hash tag "into the storm". still to come... we have more to come here on good morning columbia... with another look at your forecast. stay with
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and gervais. let's check 33 out the day in history.
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1933-truman delivers his fair deal speech in 1949-the sugarhill gang's "rapper's delight" becomes hip-hop's first top 40 hit. today is... 33 national bird day... and national whipped cream day. that's all 33 the time that we have for the first hour of good morning columbia. but we're coming right back. so be sure to
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from main and gervais. good morning, columbia. today is tuesday, january 5. ex-north charleston police officer michael slager is out of jail. the latest on his case and the fallout from his release. plus tackling gun violence. the latest on the president's executive action concerning gun-control measures. and with the new year comes a renewed chance to help save a life. we'll have all the details on our "new year's blood drive." "good morning, columbia" starts right now.
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www.captionassociates.com. rochelle: good morning, columbia. thanks for waking up with us on this tuesday 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: and anyone ready to step outside needs to take the precautions because it will be anothehe frosty start. >> jonathan: some of the coldest air many of us have seen since last winter so a very cold start to your tuesday, even much colder than what we were seeing this time yesterday. this is your air temperature, not wind chill, these are the air temperatures. 31 downtown, we have been relatively stable around that number, it's dry. i'm surprised we haven't cooled off more than that, our dewpoint 14. we have wiggle room. that's the basement for us as low as we can go and obviously
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little bit. the wind have been up a tad, keeping our temperatures up, if the wind die down we will see more areas cool down more than what we are looking at right now. 23 in saluda, a lot of 27s can out there. i know the wind, not everybody seeing the windy conditions, we are seeing it go in and out, seeing wind 5 to 10 miles an hour at a minimum, we will keep the wind chills in the back of our mind. bishopville feels like 18, 21 newberry. the main areas seeing even that little wind, 3 to 5 miles a hour makes a difference when it's this cold, that will make it feel upwards 5 to 10 degrees colder than what the thermometer
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did see snow for parts of north carolina yesterday, even parts east of raleigh, typical areas that are warm don't often see snow much time of the yearuch less this early in the season for us. obviously it's january, wintertime, but we are still seeing plenty of cold air and even abnormally cold air by january standards. it will be a cold day, we will see a little cloudud cover, cloud cover as we head through the next couple days but i think we will stick with supe skies today and tomorrow. mid-20s tonight and back in the 50s by thursday. moving onto friday should be in the 60s. nice warm upcoming our way for the weekend but for now no sign of any warm air in the southeast or here at home. >> rochelle: good news is it's not raining. with the temperatures below freezing we'd have a whole different scenario. >> jonathan: we'd have snow if
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>> rochelle: we can consider ourselves lucky. rochelle: we want to give you a quick traffic update as yoyohead out and about t ts morning. >> jonathan: good news, no incidents to report in and around thehe capital city but we'll keep you updated. >> rochelle: we have a quick rundown of your top morning headlines. the national action network is set to speak today at a press conference this morning to address the release of ex-north charleston police officer michael slager. slager is charged with murder in the shooting death of an unarmed black motorist. a sheriff's spokesperson confirmed that slager posted bond and has been released from custody. he will remain under house arrest until his trial later this year. a judge ordered that jury selection in the case will begin on halloween. slager is shown on cell phone video firing eight times as walter scott ran from a traffic stop last april. scott's family says they are disappointed with the judge's decision. rochelle: back here at home, n violence has richland county
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in a weekend shooting. authorities say a motorist spotted a motorcycle wreck early sunday morning at long green parkway at churchland drive. deputies say the crash victim adrian silva had been shot in the upper body. richland county coroner gary watts says silva died from those gunshots. if you know anything that can help call crimestoppers at 1-888-crime-sc. rochelle: and hospital officials alerted authorities to a shooting after a man was brought in with a gunshot wound. richland county deputies say two groups were firing shots at each other yesterday afternoon in the 2400 block of pelican drive. one man suffered a gunshot wound to the upper body. he was dririn to palmetto health richland hospital by an acquaintance. anyone with information in this case is again asked to call crimestoppers. rochelle: president barack obama is making moves to tackle what he's calling an "epidemic of gun violence" in america. president barrack obama will announce his executive actions to combat gun violence later today.
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during a meeting with attorney general loretta lynch yesterday. the actions would expand mandatory background checks for some private sales. and would provide more funding for mental health treatment, fbi staff and atf agents but opponents of the initiative on gun-control measures are vowing to challenge the president's authority. republican congressman joe wilson calls the president's plan a diversion saying that instead the government needs to reform mental health service and focus on securing the nation's borders in order to reduce gun violence. >> what the president is proposing is of no consequences, it's a diversion from the tragedy that we have of people not receiving proper mental health services and it's a diversion from the global war on terrorism. >> rochelle: wilson cites incidents like the san bernardino attacks as cause to secure the nation's borders. even before the president's official announcement,
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the campaign trail have blasted the actions, and some gun rights advocates are already threatening to challenge them in court. rochelle: today's council meeting in west columbia could determine the fate of a four-acre lot that's sat empty for decades. a columbia developer first came forward last spring with the "brookland" development. they say they want to fill the lot with shops, restaurants and apartments. longtime residents say they're excicid about the development but are concerned over the number of apartments being allowed. >> the public is waiting for something to happen after all these years, but what they are proposing will not be in the public's best interest. >> rochelle: residents are questioning the traffic, surrounding streets and size of the buildings that come with the development. but despite resident's concerns, west columbia mayor bill horton says the project will bring tax and business license revenues in
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>> if this projectings, it's going to be a catalyst for exponential growth all around it. >> rochelle: the development company did not return phonene calls to abc columbia to give a statement. at tonight's meeting officials will vote on raising the maximum number of residential units from 200 to 235. if they're successful in getting enough yes votes, the next step is a development agreement. once that's signed, they can start construction. rochellewe have an update for residents in west columbia concerning a boil water advisory. those homes and businesses along the 2900 and 3600 blocks of leaphart road in west columbia should continue e boil their water. crews relocated a water line over the weekend near mineral springs road. we have a complete list of roads in the affected area.
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going to abccolumbia.com. rochelle: still to come, no rush to retake a wildlife refuge out west. we'll have the latest on the oregon standoff. >> jonathan: temperatures below freezing and right at freezing for most of the area.
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main and gervais. >> jonathan: a very cold start, we are seeing wind chills into the teens, even the low 20s for the warmest spots, so be sure to bundle up. air temperature right around 30
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the low to mid-20s, a brutally cold start to your day. highs around h 44, not a lot of warmth, another cold night, expecting temperatures to dip into the 20s. >> rochelle: bundle up. thanks, jonathan. rochelle: here's a quick look at stories that are making headlines across the country. longtime charleston mayor joe riley is saying farewell. the mayor, who has served charleston longer that anyone in the city's 345-year history, is giving a short farewell address tonight. riley is completing 40 years in office. he will give a message of appreciation to residents that will be streamed live. riley is credited with leading charleston through an urban renewal that's made the city one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. riley was also the face of the city after hurricane hugo more than 25 years ago and more recently following the charleston church shooting. rochelle: bill clinton is back on the presidential
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he's out on his first solo campaign events with stops planned in new hampshire, a key primary state when it comes to vote 2016. clinton's competetion on the other side of the political fence donald trump has already commented on the campaign move putting bill clinton's past scandal front and center. but the clinton campaign says they consider him a huge asset with high approval ratings and a long history in the granite state. rochelle: it would seem out west there's no rush to retake an oregon wildlife refuge from armed activists. the cautious approach by federal officials would stem from the fact that no one has been hurt in the faceoff and no one's being held hostage. about two dozen activists seized the facility to protest the conviction of two ranchers and as part of a long-running feud over public land use. rochelle: switching gears now, it finally feels like winter outside, just in time for gamecock basketball to start its sec schedule. tim hill has that and more in
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win it. >> frank martin and the gamecocks took a perfect 13-0 record on the line tonight at auburn. coming up a little short last trip losing by 3 points. this year martin hopes to get off to a good start and doesn't mind starting conference play on the road. >> if you ask me to choose, i'd rather play my nine home games with our students on campus, so it doesn't bather me one bit. >> neither does going into the game as one of two undefeated teams, smu and south carolina the only two teams in the country. last night oklahoma going down to kansas in a first top ranked match up. kansas 109 okay 106 in triple ot.
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minute to win it. hope it gets your tuesday off to a good start. >> rochelle: thanks, tim. rochelle: still to come, a worthy way to start the year. how you can kick-off 2016 by saving a life. we'll have that story coming up next.
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main and gervais. >> people can do extra ordinary things on an ordinary income. >> protect your finances on "the 700 club" all this week. >> as you stretch that budget, you may in fact, break it. >> we can help you become a smarter spender, smarter saver. >> tackle it today. >> watch "the 700 club" five
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finances all this week. rochelle: welcome back to good morning columbia, thank you for waking up with us on
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is 6:18. >> jonathan: let's take a bite out of your morning menu, sponsored by bojangles'. abc columbia and the american red cross are teaming up and asking to you to donate blood. >> jonathan: representatives with the red cross say donating in the winter months is particularly important as blood donations typically sag during the holiday season. with each pint of blood saving up to three lives, it's worthy y to kick off the new year. >> drives that are out in our community comprise 80% of our blood collections. we need in south carolina about 500 people each day to come forward and give blood in order to meet the demands of about 50 hospitals in the state. >> jonathan: if you'd like to join us in giving the gift of new life, head to plex indoor sports at the village at sandhill today from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. 0. >> rochelle: and we will be out there along with shaking dave. >> jonathan: shaking dave will be out there all day. >> rochelle: hopefully you will
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just leave, donate. >> jonathan: it's cold and it's needed. >> rochelle: it's a worthy cause, a lot of people coming off the holidays, they weren't in town so their supply has been depleted. we are not hurting for cold weather though. >> jonathan: no, today was chilly. today is down right cold. temperatures below normal, not just cold. wind chills are in the teens. make sure the kids have the biggest jackets you can find and gloves and hats. we will see a lot of sunshine today and tomorrow, highs stay in the 40s today and for your wednesday. as we head closer to the weekend we will be looking at a warmer forecast, temperatures in the 60s, but a chance of rain comes our way especially friday and sunday. >> rochelle: the children who are more fortunate this morning,
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sitting in the car for the buses to pull up to keep the kids warm. >> jonathan: that would be handnd >> rochelle: i wish somebody would do it for me. >> jonathan: i know. rochelle: still to come, south carolina's cuisine is on deck. find out where you can catch some tasty deals. stay with us. we're live from main and gervais. in today's "techbytes" general motors steaming up with lyft. >> they hope to develop a fleet of self-driving cars, which could be hailed using a smartphone. ge is planning to show off cutting-edge displays at the consumers electronic show in las vegas. >> a display that can be rolled up like a newspaper and a 55-inch double-sided disk player
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at the same time. >> wow. >> cool. samsung has released photos of the latest smartfridge. 21-inch hd display so you can look up recipes or just order takeout. >> cameras in the fridge shows what's inside without opening the door. >> order the takeout from your fridge? not making dinner. those are your "techbytes." jane didn't like restrictions. not in life. and not when it came to watching her calories. why settle on tastst jane thought. that's why jane loves light & fit greek nonfat yogurt. bursting with rich creamy awesomeness
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s had >> rochelle: welcome back to good morning columbia, your time 6:25. south carolina's cuisine will be on display over the next couple of weeks. abc columbia's beth rousseau has your guide to "restaurant week" right here in the midlands. >> thank you. >> a mouth-watering meal is something restaurant goers expect but when it comes to creating food, meet the chef. >> teaching the recipes and then preparing them in mass and the same. >> he says a dip in diners at
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>> peoeoe do different things over different seasons. january, i guess, let's face it, no one wants to go outside. >> for a boost of business za is participating in restaurant week, giving a prefixed meal for a set price. >> it helps boost our sales, provides a great bargain for the customer and always been great for business. >> restaurant week doesn't just benefit the bottom line of your favorite restaurant hub, it helps the state economy. >> they advertise state wide, it's a big event for the industry. >> rochelle: thanks, beth. once again, the tasty deals of restaurant week start this thursday january 7th and run through january 17th.
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other restaurants are taking part and you can find the full list on our website abccolumbia.com. rochelle: still to come, ex-north charleston police officer, michael slager, is out of jail. we're following the latest on his case and the fallout from his release.
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main and gervais. rochelle: good morning, columbia. thanks for waking up with us on what is turning out to be a very chilly tuesday morning. i'm rochelle dean. >> jonathan: and i'm meteorologist jonathan kennedy. we're live from main and gervais. the time right now is 6:30. >> rochelle: we've been talking about the cold and you said it was coming and now it's here. you have to bundle up. >> jonathan: we enjoyed the warmer temperatures in december. january is colder for us and we are seeing the brunt of cold air. 30 in downtown columbia, feels colder than that with the wind. map i areas dropping into the mid-20s. 27 st. matthew. saluda 22, our coldest spot by far. every one easily below freezing. everybody below that number as
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most areas 10, upwards of 15 degrees, colder than what we were seeing this time yesterday. we saw a cool start, temperatures in the mid to upper 30s yesterday but much colder air starting out today, so a lot of areas will be seeing those freezing temperatures for quite some time this morning. it will take a little while for us to get back above freezing. wind out of the north 5 to 10 miles a hour and that will make it feel significantly colder. 30 the air temperature for us, wind chill 25 downtown, 17 is what it feels like in saluda, 19 in sumter, 19 in bishopville, a very cold set up as you wake up and head out this tuesday morning. bundle up, you will need all the bundling you can get today with the jacket, gloves, scarves, whatever you can find, it will be quite cold and there's no relief from the cold coming soon. we are looking at sunshine in the forecast but not expecting any warm air.
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north, snow for areas in north carolina yesterday, even toward the beach, that tells you how cold the air is, pretty much everybody across the carolinas and southeast, we are looking at a chilly set up, sunny and i think we will see a lot of blue skies so from the inside looking out it will look like a nice day but it will be quite cold throughoutut your tuesday. 44 for yourigh, it will feel colder than that. 25 for the low tonight, will feel colder than that. 45 tomorrow. we will stay in the 40s the next couple days. look for highs to get in the 50s thursday and highs in the 60s and chance of rain tour the weekend. >> rochelle: we really need to brace ourselves, we are in the brunt of it now. >> jonathan: yes. >> rochelle: we will slowly climb. >> jonathan: we will see our lows around 8:00 or so, it takes a little while for the air to kind of warm up, so it will probably be below freezing for a good portion of the morning. >> rochelle: bundle the kid up
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you head out and about this morning. >> jonathan: good news no incidents to report around the city but we will keep you updated if anything pops up. >> rochelle: abc columbia want to help you jump start your day. >> rochelle: we have a quick rundown of your top morning headlines. >> rochelle: the national action network is set to speak today at a press conference this morning to address the release of ex-north charleston police officer michael slager. slager is charged with murder in the shooting death of an unarmed black motorist. a sheriff's spokesperson confirmed that slager posted bond and has been released from custody. he will remain under house arrest until his trial later this year. a judge ordered that jury selection in the case will begin on halloween. slager is shown on cell phone video firing eight times as walter scott ran from a traffic stop last april. scott's family says they are disappointed with the judge's decision. rochelle: back here at home, gun violence has richland county
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in a weekend shooting. authorities say a motorist key spotted a motorcycle wreck early sunday morning at long green parkway at churchland drive. deputies say the crash victim adrian silva had been shot in the upper body. richland county coroner gary watts says silva died from those gunshot wounds. if you know anything that can help call crimestoppers at 1-888-crime-sc. rochelle: and hospital officials alerted authorities to a shooting after a man was brought in with a gunshot wound. richland county deputies say two groups were firing shots at each other yesterday afternoon in the 2400 block of pelican drive. one man suffered a gunshot wound to the upper body. he was driven to palmetto health richland hospital by an acquaintance. again, anyone with information in this case is again asked to call crimestoppers. rochelle: president barack obama is making moves to tackle what he's calling an "epidemic of gun violence" in america. president obama will announce his executive actions to combat gun violence later today.
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during a meeting with attorney general loretta lynch yesterday. the actions would expand mandatory background checks for some private sales. and would provide more funding for mental health treatment, fbi staff and atf agents but opponents of the initiative on gun-control measures are vowing to challenge the president's authority. republican congressman joe wilson calls the president's plan a diversion saying that instead the government needs to reform mental health service and focus on securing the nation's borders in order to reduce gun violence. >> what the president is proposing is of no consequences, it's a diversion from the tragedy that we have of peoplele not receiving proper mental health services and it's a diversion from the global war on terrorism. >> rochelle: wilson cites incidents like the san bernardino attacks as cause to secure the nation's borders. even before the president's official announcement,
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the campaign trail have blasted the actions, and some gun rights advocates are already threatening to challenge them in court. rochelle: today's council meeting in west columbia could determine the fate of a fofo-acre lot that's sat empty for decas. a columbia developer first came forward last spring with the "brookland" development.mp they say they want to fill the lot with shops, restaurants and apartments. longtime residents say they're excited about the development but are concerned over the number of apartments being allowed. >> the public is starving for something to happen thereafter all these years, but what they are proposing will not be in the public's best interest. >> rochelle: residents are questioning the traffic, surrounding streets and size of the buildings that come with the development. but despite resident's concerns, west columbia mayor bill horton says the project will bring tax and business license revenues in
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>> if this project 2/6 goes it will be a catalyst for exponential growth around it. >> rochelle: the development company did not return phone calls to abc columbia to give a statement. at tonight's meeting officials will vote on raising the maximum number of residential units from 200 to 235. if they're successful in gettingng enough yes votes, the next step is a development agreement. once that's signed, they can start construction. rochelle: we have an update for residents in west columbia concerning a boil water advisory. those homes and businesses along the 2900 and 3600 blocks of leaphart road in west columbia should continue to boil their water. crews relocated a water line over the weekend near mineral springs road. for a complete list of roads in the affected area be sure to visit our website abccolumbia.com. rochelle: still to come come one, come all! it's a little piece of what's
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earth " right here in our studio. >> jonathan: and freezing temperatures as you wake up and head out, expect a cold but sunny tuesday forecast.
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main and gervais. >> jonathan: 6:41 on your tuesday morning, a very cold start to your day today and as you are waking up and heading out the door, you certainly want to bundle up here. we have keli bundled up for us, your jacket on? you have your jacket on? it's cold oututde. we have temperatures in n e 20s right now, wee are not seeing any precipitation but we have snow on the west coast, we have snow toward denver, nice
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as well, many of those areas, ski resorts towards denver, those areas seeing nice precipitation, so they are seeing the snow, seeing all the rainy mess. thankfully all we have to do is bundle up, we have thehe scarf, the hat, you will need it as you head out. thank you, thank you so much. you need the scarf this morning. temperatures are very cold, rochelle, bundle up as you get the little ones out the door. rochelle: as you can see, we have a very special guest with us this morning. kelli the ambassador of laughter with "ringling brothers and barnum and bailey's" circus x-treme." you can catch kelli and all her friends clowning around the midlands when the circus rolls into town january 21st through the 24th. expect to be amazed by thrills, animals and performances you can only catch at the "greatest show on earth." if you would like to get in with all the fun at the circus tickets for "x-treme" are on
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arena or they can be purchased online at ticketmaster.com. kelli has it torques the scarf, the hood, she's read -- huh it together, the scarf, the hood, she's ready to go. rochelle: still to come,
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to love. >> jonathan: 6:46 on your tuesday, a very cold start. we are seeing wind chills in the teens as you head out. it will be sunny today, you will need your sun glasses. highs will only climb to 44 today. certainly a cold forecast as you head out about. even this afternoon not a lot of warmth, cold again tonight, 25, clear and cold conditions for us, rochelle, so we want to be bundled up. we are missing the warm december we saw a few days ago. >> rochelle: bundle up, kelli, the clown, is bundled up. rochelle: mcdonald's is hoping you'll love its newest menu option. the fast food chain is launching its "mcpick-two" menu. it allows customers to choose two items for $2. options are the mcchicken, mcdouble, small french fries and its newest choice mozzarella sticks. the move comes almost three months after mcdonald's began
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but if delivery's more you're style, you're in luck. there appears to be a pizza war. pizza hut and papa john's began the new year with new low-priced offers. pizza hut is offering customers the chance to buy a medium pizza with one topping for $5 as long as they buy at least one other item also for $5. and papa john's is offering customers who buy a large pizza at regular price the chance to buy a second for only 50 cents. rochelle: and from food to fuel, it looks like you can even save some money at the pump. aaa says gas prices will stay relatively low this year. it estimates an average price between $2.25 and $2.45 a gallon. but less demand in january could push prices even lower maybe even another 10 cents in coming weeks. but the auto club does say a bit of a price increase is likely
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maintenance. boo hoo. rochelle: it's bad news for new york's chick-fil-a. after getting 59 health department violation points they were set to reopen today but chick-fil-a's atlanta-based company is opting to keep it closed until they say they're confident they're beyond standards in all areas. the violations included flies and potential food contamination. rochelle: according to a new study led by the university of washington, the plan to make school lunches healthier is working. the study looked at over 7,000 middle and high schoolers in washington state before and after new meal standards went into effect in 2012. the rules cap calories per meal and require at least one serving of fruits or vegetables. researchers found that students are now getting more vitamins and minerals in their meals and that school meal participation did not change. rochelle: america's favorite humanitarian vote is in a "star wars" sequel already on people's
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2015. with more, here's jason nathanson. >> reporter: friends, fans, and family are mourning the death of country singer craig strickland. his body was found monday, more than a week after he disappeared while duck hunting in oklahoma. a winter storm had capsized his boat. the backroad anthem front man's wife, former miss arkansas helen strickland, wrote on instagram that the night of the accident craig had fought his way out of the water and up a hill before dying of hypothermia. she says he was found lying in the shape of a cross, and now he's in heaven with his father. his buddy chase morland also died in the accident. his dog sam was found alive. >> reporter: ellen degeneres is everyone's favorite humanitarian -- at least according to the people's choice awards. it was just announced the talk show host will get the favorite humanitarian award at wednesday night's show. the honor also comes with 20-grand for charity. degeneres says that'll go to st. jude children's research hospital. she joked that the award sums her up perfectly, as she is both human and an itarian. reporter: what's the most anticipated movie of 2016? the next "star wars" movie, of course. that according to online ticket
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"star wars rogue one" is not part of the new trilogy, it's actually a prequel, due out in december. the "finding nemo" sequel finding dory, starring humanitarian ellen degeneres, is the second most anticipated film. "batman vs. superman," coming in march, is third. reporter: and adele's "25" has topped the billboard 200 album chart for a sixth straight week, this as billboard reports "25" was officially the best selling album of 2015 -- 7.4 million copies -- the best in over 10 years. and that's what's happening in hollywood, i'm jason nathanson, abc news, los angeles. >> rochelle: still to come it's sheep on the lose. you heard me right. they are long overdue, taking a lift off their shouldering. >> we could use wool as you head out, a very cold tuesday, then a sunny one. temperatures at 30 downtown. i'll have details of the forecast next.
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main and gervais. >> jonathan: 6:54 and it is a very cold start to your tuesday, so cold in fact i had to call in back up to keep us warmeme come the studio.
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circus, will be here later from colonial life. we'll get to that. but the temperatures cold. 30 in downtown, we are one of the warmer spots, that's good news for us. with the winds blowing it will feel much colder. wind chill temperature right now 25. 19 is what it feels like in sumter, 17 in saluda. cold start to our tuesday, bundle up, jackets, scarves, hats, everything you can find will be necessary because we will see some of the coldest air we've seen since last winter. >> rochelle: especially around 17 degree mark. thanks, kelli and jonathan. rochelle: we're getting a look at a runaway sheep in need of a mighty haircut. check out sheila the sheep. she escaped from an australian farm seven years ago and has been roaming forests for years. she was finally captured just last week and was in for a
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look at all that wool there. she is now almost 50 pounds lighter thanks to the cut and can probably roam a lot more smoothly now. she looks almost bare. rochelle: still to come, we're topping off this tuesdayay with something sweet. and giving you a reason to indulge next in your day in history. >> jonathan: and waking up with freezing temperatures on this tuesday, looks like a cold morning but also a cold afternoon. we'll see lots of sunshine today. i'll have details what to expect for the rest of the day and week coming up next in the seven day. stay with us, we are live from
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finances all this week. >> jonathan: just before 7:00 on tuesday, waking up with cold temperatures, many in the 20s, wind chills feeling like the teens. be prepared this morning, you will need to bundle up. you will need the jacket all day today, 44 today, 48 tomorrow and 50s thursday and finally a little warm up as we get toward the end of the week and weekend, but as the warm air returns so does the chance for r rn. >> rochelle: so we should be very prepared at least today and tomorrow for those really low temperatures and then things could potentially get a little warmer. >> jonathan: yes, thankfully. >> rochelle: that's good news, right, kelli? she is ready for things to heat up. so are we, we've been spoiled. high five on that one. rochelle: just a reminder
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teaming up and asking to you to donate blood today. we will be at the plex indoor sports at the village at sandhill today from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. and also the circus coming to town. "good morning, america" is next. good morning, america. bill clinton and donald trump face off overnight. >> let's say hillary is president. >> it's kind of scary. >> clinton taking jabs at the gop front-runner and trump on the defensive over that new campaign ad. >> the east in a deep freeze this morning. the coldest air of the season sending temperatures plunging below zero. windchills even colder and the west slammed by storms. eight states on alert right now
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