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powerball. good morning 33 columbia. thanks for joining us. i'm rochelle dean.and i'm meteorologist jonathan kennedy. we're live from main and gervais. the time's now 5:00. it's a little chilly outside this morning... but nothing like those temperatures at the start of the week. you'll may still want to grab a
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door though... we want to 33 give you a quick traffic update as you head out and about this morning.and good news at the top of the hour... 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 for your morning commute. a-b-c columbia wants to help you jump start your day. we have a quick rundown
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so, let's get started. we start with vote 20-16. it's a wave of republican presidential hopefuls making their way to the palmetto state. republican presidential candidate donald trump will visit wintrhop coliseum in rock hill.... tonight at seven. according to the latest winthrop poll... trump has a 9-point lead among g-o-p voters. trumps former competition... our own u-s senator lidnsey graham... will be making a stop right here in the capital city. he'll be speaking about his experience in the 20-16 campaign... and look ahead to what he considers the major issues confronting our nation. you'll recall graham dropped out of the race to the white house last month, after struggling to garner any significant support in national or early state polls. two more republican presidential hopefuls still in the race will also be campaigning in the palmetto state. jeb bush will be speaking at a town hall in pendleton today. and marco rubio will be holding a meet and greet today in columbia. that's going to be at 4:30 at
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bluff road. the two g-o-p presidential hopefuls will extend their stay into the weekend... when they're joined by their competition at the "kemp forum on expanding opportunity." bush and rubio... along with ben carson, chris christie, carly fiorina and john kasich will all take part in the forum tomorrow. it's aim is for forum participants to present and discuss their ideas for fighting poverty and expanding opportunity in america. governor nikki haley will be in attendance. the forum will be moderated by speaker paul ryan and senator tim scott. that's at the columbia metropolitan convention center... and starts at nine in the morning. governor haley says progress is being made in south carolina's fight against domestic violence. yesterday, the governor signed three executive orders including one that orders the domestic violence task force to continue tackling the the issue. according to the governor... forty-two percent
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involve domestic violence. 33 governor haley plans to include roughly 19 million dollars in her executive budget to fight domestic violence. the money will be put towards decreasing case load and adding prosecutors. in addition, the governor is ordering state agencies to provide risk assessment screenings and is asking them to develop human resource policies for domestic violence. governor nikki haley is also taking the time to pay her respect to a longtime south carolina lawmaker. senator billy o'dell died yesterday morning at his home in greenwood county of apparent complications related to a heart condition. he was 77. o'dell represented greenwood, anderson, and abbeville counties for more than 25 years. governor haley issued the following
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saying: "for more than 25 years, senator billy o'dell worked tirelessly for the people of his district and the state, and we are forever grateful for his service. michael and i ask that you lift up senator o'dell's wife, gail, and his family, friends and constituents during this difficult time. he made south carolina a better place." south carolina's top court is getting its first new leader in more than a decade. costa pleicones is the new chief justice of the state's supreme court. he has been an associate justice on the high court since 2000. pleicones turns 72 next month meaning that he'll only be able to fill the position for one year. but he says that's not going to prevent him from continuing the work
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pleicones 33 replaces jean toal, who retired last year. still to come... a rough start on the stock market for 20-16. more on how the economic turmoil in china is being felt world-wide.a mild start with mid 40's and cloudy skies. expect a few showers this morning but drier conditions
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live from main and gervais. 33 here's a quick look at stories that are making headlines across the country. deepening economic turmoil in china shakes markets world-wide... with u-s stocks having a rough start in 20-16.
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latest. 33 we're only a few days away from the national championship, and clemson getting some great news thursday afternoon. and carolina women's basketball in action late last night.
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minute to win it. 33 still to come... we're hoping lady luck is on our side. we'll take a look at the odds of winning the largest jackpot in u-s history. stay with us. we're live
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welcome powerball drawing... it's the highest jackpot ever... and it could get even bigger if people keep buying tickets. but... don't hold your breath
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winning are one in 292 million... to put that chance into perspective... c-n-n money has passed along some scenarios of what is more likely to happen in your life time.... they say you are more likely to give birth to quadruplets... even without the help of fertility treatments. that is a one in 729-thousand chance. more likely to be killed by an asteroid strike.... which is a one in 700-thousand chance... and more 33 likely to be struck by lightning, while drowning...
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but 33 nonetheless... there's still 700 million rrsons why you should still take your chances... and we've got some ways that will increase your odds... experts say not to pick numbers based on your kids birthday or your wedding anniversary. in fact, don't pick the numbers at all. 70 to 80 percent of powerball jackpot winning tickets have been computer picks. and if you do win... c-e-o of financial planning sight "learn vest" says to remain anonymous if you have that option. that's because previous winners have fallen victim to robberies and even murder. on top of that... experts say to seek outside counsel before you go spending the money... and even wait up to six months before spending any
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don't go blowing all your
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like past winners. 33 still to 33 come... if you're looking to add a four legged friend to your home... we've got just the little guy for you... stay with us...
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gervais. those temperatures at the start of the week. you'll may still want to grab a jacket
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though... 33 we want to give you a quick traffic update as you head out and about this morning.and good news ... 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 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. we start with vote 20-16. it's a wave of republican presidential hopefuls making their way to the palmetto state. republican presidential candidate donald trump will visit wintrhop coliseum in rock hill.... tonight at seven. according to the latest winthrop poll... trump has a
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voters. two more republican presidential hopefuls still in the race will also be campaigning in the palmetto state. jeb bush will be speaking at a town hall in pendleton today. and marco rubio will be holding a meet and greet today in columbia. that's going to be at 4:30 at carolina haven... right off bluff road. the two g-o-p presidential hopefuls will extend their stay into the weekend... when they're joined by their competition at the "kemp forum on expanding opportunity." bush and rubio... along with ben carson, chris christie, carly fiorina and john kasich will all take part in the forum tomorrow. it's aim is for forum participants to present and discuss their ideas for fighting poverty and expanding opportunity in america. governor nikki haley will be in attendance. the forum will be moderated by speaker paul ryan and senator tim scott. that's at the columbia metropolitan convention center... and starts at nine
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about his push for about his speaking out barack obama president president barack obama speaking out about his push for stronger gun control measures.... during last night's town hall "guns in america." white house officials say the goal of the televised event was in part, to debunk claims by some republicans that the intent of the proposal is to take guns away from law-abiding citizens.... and to garner public support for the president's recent executive action. but a new poll suggests... most americans already support the president's proposal. the c-n-n/o-r-c poll shows 67-percent of those surveyed say they favor the changes to gun control measures. the executive action is designed to expand background checks to cover more gun purchases made online and at gun shows... as well as make it easier for the f-b-i to complete such checks efficiently. but not all the polling news is good.
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executive actions will be effective in reducing gun- related deaths in the u-s. back here at home... orangeburg police will have some extra eyes on them. "the orangeburg times and democrat" reports the city council there has approved the purchase of 80-body cameras for their public safety department. chief mike adams says the cameras will go a long way toward restoring the public's faith in law enforcement. the cameras come with a price tag of more than 100-thousand dollars. to the low country now... where a judge has denied former north charleston police officer michael slager's request for the state funds to help pay for expert witnesses. slager is charged in the shooting death of walter scott. the judge says slager is not entitled to public funding... since he doesn't have a court-appointed attorney. slager has been out of jail since monday. his trial is set for october 31st. lexington police are investigating a fatal pedestrian accident. it happened in the 500-block of
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killed ellie jerome mcleod junior of lexington. police are asking anyone with information on the case to call crimestoppers... that number... one-triple-eight- crime-sc. and the search continues this morning for a pair of suspected thieves in richland county. richland county deputies say the duo walked out of a home on crestview avenue they had allegedly just finished robbing... only to find their getaway car blocked in by the family who lived there. investigators say the suspects jumped in their car and rammed the family's car three times.. before firing a gun at them. no one was hurt.. but the two managed to get away. and we now know the name of the shaw air force base airmman killed in a motorcycle accident. officials say air force staff sergeant dallas pauls died outside the base's sumter gate on u-s highway 76. he joined the air force in 2006 and arrived at shaw in 20-15. his original hometown was not identified. still to come... mother nature...
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have the latest on those el nino fueled storms along the west coast.a mild start with mid 40's and cloudy skies. expect a few showers this morning but drier conditions this afternoon.details next. live from main and gervais. good morning. topping "america's money" -- a
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33 we've been lucky to have fairly mild weather in the midlands... because out west... they're experiencing a series of three storms fueld by el nino all in one week... yeah... those storms have taken their toll on california... creating massive mudslides... and rockslides. the storms continue to generate waves lapping at homes in malibu... and are causing hazardous driving conditions on the roads. experts say the biggest concern right now are the
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anything they touch and the only way to clean the damage is with the use of heavy machinery. 33 still to come... got mulch? if not... we've got a way for you to get some... and
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main and gervais. lane or the south carolina state farmer's market on charleston highway in west columbia. it's a television... and it rolls up like a newspaper television maker "l-g" unvelied this high definition t-v you can now roll up at this week's c-e-s technology expo in las vegas. but you won't be rolling up your t-v's anytime soon... none of these t-v's will be sold this year... and it's possible they may never hit stores. l-g says it's more of their way to show off what's possible... and to predict the future of television screens. and here's something else you don't see everyday... this could be how we'll be getting around in the future... the chinese firm... "ehang"... has developed a prototype of a drone that can carry people. it's called the "ehang 184".. the company says the contraption can take a single
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destination. ehang also claims the 184 can reach heights over eleven-thousand feet and speeds of 62 miles an hour. but don't look for the 184 at a store near you anytime soon.... the company has not gotten f-a-a approval for the devices. and if you're in the market for a job... we've got good news for you. according to the data firm... fact-set... employers have added a healthy 200-thousand jobs and the unemployment rate has remained at a low 5 percent for a third straight month. the government is releasing an updated unemployment rate today. for years now... we've been hearing that we need to cut back on salt... but are americans getting the message? with more... here's
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for all you 33 tech junkies out there... the long-awaited virtual reality headset is now available for pre-order. in fact... the company has already had so many pre-orders that the website crashed. facebook acquired the company in 20-14... and promised more games and programs geared toward the new technology. this virtual reality headset will set you back about six-hundred dollars... and the first shipments are expected to go out at the end of march. it's a famous musician hitting the big stage for this year... "super bowl 50"... we've already learned that coldplay will be headlining this years halftime show in santa clara, california... but now... sources have confirmed exclusively to "entertainment tonight" that beyonce is joining coldplay on-stage during that performance. you may remember... coldplay also headlined the superbowl back in 20-13...still to come... get your bath bubbles and rubber ducky out... we're
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back and relax... next in your day in history. stay with us.
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gervais. 33 let's check out the day in history. -george washington delivers first state of the union in 1790.-crazy horse fights last battle in 1877. -elvis presley receives his
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is... 33 national bubble bath day... and national english toffee 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. . captioning provided by caption associates, llc www.captionassociates.com. rochelle: good morning, columbia. thanks for waking up with us on this friday morning. i'm rochelle dean. >> jonathan: and i'm meteorologist jonathan kennedydy we're live from main and gervais. the time's now 6:00. >> rochelle: 6:00 and we're pecting a few showers to start heading this way for the morning commute. >> jonathan: a little rain on the way but as of right now not too bad. if you are heading out in the next half hour, you will probably get out without too much from the impending rain fall. let's look at the rain and where
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morning, getting ever closer to home as we move throughout the morning. we have been tracking this rain for the last couple days, going through texas, now coming our way, kind of the leading edge of the system. i will show you more in a minute. right now watch the rain to the south and west. not seeing much of it on but look for the widespread rain to move in over the next hour or so, brick a light rain, not expecting heavy rain this morning. obviously it's the coolest time of the day, little energy in the system, not a lot. more rain in the u utate with heavier rain there. all in all pretty modest output of rain. it is nice and warm, mid-40s. we should be in the mid-30s. normal low is 33. by january standards starting out nice and warm. wind maintain out of the north and east, that will keep some rain at bay for the time being,
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hour, that's been steady over the last week or so. here's the rain moving in from the south and west, rain out of the west and east. it will lock in the conditions we so often seat. look for temperatures to stay in the mid-50s later this afternoon. even after the rain moves out i think it will be gone by lunchtime. once it does it will stick to cloud cover, locking in clouds and moisture. 56 for the high today which 60 tomorrow, should be in the 60s for sunday as well. obviously the rain chance today, another tomorrow. better chance tomorrow, separate system, we will have a warm fronon and cold front come through, couplee rounds of rain expected but not expecting anything outrageous. >> rochelle: not a drastic change. >> jonathan: not a drastic change, maybe a little warmer, maybe a half inch for the highest total. all in all relatively modest especially compared to where our
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>> reporter: and we are not talking snow, that's a good thing. >> jonathan: no snow. rochelle: we want to give you a quick traffic update as you head out and about this morning. >> jonathan: good news, no incidents to report in and around the capital city. we'll keep you updated as you head out for your morning commute. we want to help jump start your day. >> rochelle: we have a quick rundown of your top morning headlines. so, let's get started. we start with vote 2016. it's a wave of republican presidential hopefuls making their way to the palmetto state. republican presidential candidate donald trump will visit wintrhop coliseum in rock hill tonight at 7:00. according to the latest winthrop poll, trump has a 9-point lead among gop voters. trum's former competition, our own u.s. senator lindsey graham, will be making a stop right here in the capital city. he'll be speaking about his experience in the 2016 campaign and look ahead to what he considers the major issues confronting our nation. you'll recall graham dropped out of the race to the white house last month after struggling to garner any significant support
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polls. rochelle: two more republican presidential hopefuls still in the race will also be campaigning in the palmetto state. jeb bush will be speaking at a town hall in pendleton today. and marco rubio will be holding a meet and greet today in columbia. that's going to be at 4:30 at carolina haven right off bluff road. rochelle: the two gop presidential hopefuls will extend their stay into the weekend when they're joined by their competition at the "kemp forum on expanding opportunity." bush and rubio along with ben carson, chris christie, carly fiorina and john kasich will all take part in the forum tomorrow. its aim is for forum participants to present and discuss their ideas for fighting poverty and expanding opportunity in america. governor nikki haley will be in attendance. the forum will be moderated by speaker paul ryan and senator tim scott. that's at the columbia metropolitan convention center and it all begins at 9:00 in the morning.
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south carolina's fight against domestic violence. yesterday, the governor signed three executive orders including one that orders the domestic violence task force to continue tackling the issue. according to the governor, 42% of violent crimes in the state involve domestic violence. >> if we really are going to have the backs of the people who have to deal with domestic violence, then we need to have the culture in the way we communicate it. these people are not victims, they are survivors. >> rochelle: governor haley plans to include roughly $19 million in her executive budget to fight domestic violence. the money will be put towards decreasing case load and adding prosecutors. in addition, the governor is ordering state agencies to provide risk assessment screenings and is asking them to develop human resource policies for domestic violence. rochelle: governor haley is also taking the time to pay her respect to a longtime south
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senator billy o'dell died yesterday morning at his home in greenwood county of apparent complications related to a heart condition. he was 77. o'dell represented greenwood, anderson, and abbeville counties for more than 25 years. governor haley issued the following statement on o'dell's passing, saying: "for more than 25 years, senator billy o'dell worked tirelessly for the people of his district and the state, and we are forever grateful for his service. michael and i ask that you lift up senator o'dell's wife, gail, and his family, friends and constituents during this difficult time. he made south carolina a better place." rochelle: south carolina's top court is getting its first new leader in more than a decade. costa pleicones is the new chief justice of the state's supreme court. he has been an associate justice on the high court since 2000. pleicones turns 72 next month meaning that he'll only be able to fill the position for one year.
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work of his predecessor. >> we will continue the electronic filing which has already begun in clarendon county and now being unrolled in the third circuit. the more open the courts become to people can see them, the more transparent they become. >> rochelle: pleicones replaces jean toal, who retired last year. rochelle: still to come, a rough start on the stock market for 2016. more on how the economic turmoil in china is being felt world-wide. >> jonathan: and a mild start to your friday, temperatures in the mid-40s. cloudy right now, nice and dry but we are likely to see rain showers soon. i'll have the details what to
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main and gervais. >> jonathan: 6:11 on your friday morning, nice start for us but we are expecting rain to come our way soon. because 0 the cloud cover is thick, we wake up with warmer temperatures. looking at the impending rain, the next couple hours the rain is expected to pick up. a lot of it trends to the south and east, we have a stationary front toward the coast that will suck a lot of the moisture that way. not a big impact today. we are looking at a system
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the round today, not expecting a lot, rochelle. >> rochelle: that sound good and getting better. thanks, jonathan. rochelle: here's a quick look at stories that are making headlines across the country. deepening economic turmoil in china shakes markets world-wide. oil prices are plummeting to new lows and driving u.s. stocks to their worst-ever start to the new year. yesterday was the worst one-day drop on wall street since late september. the dow jones industrial average shed nearly 400 points. but financial experts say: don't panic. in contrast to much of the world, the u.s. economy is in good health. rochelle: two people with ties to the islamic state have been arrested on terrorism- related charges in california and texas. court documents show one of them is a refugee from syria who is charged with lying to federal investigators about his travels overseas to allegedly fight alongside terrorist organizations.
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planned an act of terrorism in the united states. meanwhile a second suspect allegedly attempted to provide material support and resources to isis according to a criminal complaint. rochelle: officials say there are some obstacles when it comes to fact-checking north korea's claim of a hydrogen bomb test. that's because the key radioactive isotopes from a nuclear test break down quickly, which will make it difficult, after days or weeks, to determine the type of weapon tested. the navy is watching north korea with ships in the area monitoring the situation very closely. rochelle: we're only a few days away from the national championship, and clemson getting some great news thursday afternoon. and carolina women's basketball in action late last night. mike gillespie has your sports minute to win it. >> let's start with football, we are three days away from the national championship game between clemson and alabama. ncaa announcing they will lift
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clemson was under the rule but alabama was not because their classes start next week. either way doesn't matter to the coach. >> you don't change an university's calendar because of a football game, that's crazy, this is college, this university is a lot bigger than the football team. >> line backer sky moore announcing he will stay at usc for his senior season and not go to the nfl draft. finally carolina women win on the road at vauntedder built. that will do it for your minute to win it. >> rochelle: thanks, mike. rochelle: still to come, we're hoping lady luck is on our side. we'll take a look at the odds of winning the largest jackpot in u.s. history. that story is next.
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finances all this week. rochelle: welcome back to good morning columbia. thanks for waking up with us on this friday morning. your time right now 6:17. >> jonathan: let's take a bite out of your morning menu, sponsored by bojangles'. $700 million, that's how much you could win if you pick the right six numbers for saturday's powerball drawing and it's a cash value of $428.4 million. it's the highest jackpot ever and it could get even bigger if people keep buying tickets. which they will. >> rochelle: of course. >> jonathan: i have to go debt
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but don't hold your breath because your odds of winning are one in 292 million. to put that chance into perspective, cnn money has passed along some scenarios of what is more likely to happen in your life. >> rochelle: they're pretty funny too. check this out. they say you are more likely to give birth to quadruplets even without the help of fertility treatments. that is a one in 729,000 chance. you are more likely to be killed by an asteroid strike which is a one in 700,000 chance. we did look this up because jonathan was skeptical there was anyone hit by an asteroid. >> rochelle: i thought it would be a meteor. >> jonathan: just one case, she was just hit in the thigh, didn't die. >> rochelle: and more likely to be struck by lightning, while drowning, a one in 183 million
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>> jonathan: but it's still a chance. >> rochelle: i'm not greedy. >> jonathan: i would keep it all. >> rochelle: you would. >> jonathan: $700 million. >> rochelle: i'm not choosey. >> jonathan: i'll take 20 bucks. >> rochelle: and the price it could get up to, it's insane, my mind doesn't grasp the concept of that amount of money. >> jonathan: hopefully sunday we will. >> rochelle: we will know monday if you don't show up. >> jonathan: that's right. 700 million reasons why you and we've got some ways that experts say not to pick numbers based on your kids birthday or in fact, don't pick the numbers at all. 70 to 80% of powerball jackpot winning tickets have been computer picks. and if you do win, ceo of financial planning site "learn vest" says to remain anonymous if you have that option. that's because previous winners
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and even murder. on top of that, experts say to seek outside counsel before you go spending the money and even wait up to six months before spending any of it. that way you don't go blowing all your earnings within five years like past winners. >> jonathan: wait six months? >> rochelle: yes. >> jonathan: no way i will wait six months to buy something. that's crazy talk. maybe to go bite the yacht, maybe shop around. >> rochelle: there will be somethings i will be buying but i agree the first stop you should make is to a financial advisor. >> jonathan: or attorney. >> rochelle: sign the back and head to a financial advicor and attorney. >> jonathan: we havav't seen any rain in the month of january, seems like we have but we haven't. haven't seen any rain this month, likely to change it in the next hour or two. look for rain, we will see it
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afternoon, by lunchtime rain should be moving out, stick with cloud cover and it will be a mild day, very similar to what we were seeing before, the low to mid-50s for much of the area. we managed to get in the 60s yesterday. >> rochelle: it was nice. >> jonathan: i think we will see more cloud cover and rain. >> rochelle: it will probably be at the end or latter half of the morning commute but not a wash out, that's good news for people. >> jonathan: even while it's raining it will be light rain. keep a cool head, get to work safe. >> rochelle: just a couple more hours. >> jonathan: that's right. rochelle: still to come, if you're looking to add a four legged friend to your home,
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main and gervais. >> rochelle: welcome back to the corner of main and gervais, it's friday, w w are joined with this cutiepie, tell us about kyle. >> he's a year and a half lab application, we've had him at our facility, getting used to everything.
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>> rochelle: he's mild mannered. >> he's getting used to everything right now, we are slowly introducing to some play groups to get used to other dogs, especially with high energy levels at our facility. he is very sweet, he did really great in the car ride over here, we are looking for someone that is interested in maybe having an one doghouse hold. >> rochelle: just to introduce him to family. >> and implement all the necessary training he will need to be a good dog. >> rochelle: all right. and with kyle, do we know yet or are we still trying to figure out if he's good with kids or d d you think it would be better to put him in a house without children first to acclimate him? >> we don't know yet about kids, better to be on the safe side. >> rochelle: he loves the studio. >> kyle?
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>> rochelle: he is mulling around. >> if you are interested you can check out more about him on our website or call us. >> rochelle: and you have a deal going on with pawmetto life line, tell people what they can take advantage of. >> for the month of january we have pat nerd with the pet smart charity again and we are offering $20 male pet neuter surgery, we already help with cost but with the pet smart charities they get to a point we can offer them for $20. >> rochelle: you get a great bargain and a great dog. this dog kyle is looking for a forever home. if you think you have that home, give pawmetto lifeline a call or check him out in person. give him a visit. we hope we can find a perfect place to call a home.
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rochelle: good morning, columbia.
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friday morning, we made it to the end of the week. >> jonathan: and i'm we're live from main and gervais. the time right now is 6:30 and thank goodness it's friday. those waking up and getting ready to go to work, we are not done just yet. started. >> jonathan: thank goodness it's friday, we are getting the week employed in the cross hairs. let's look at the forecast as we head out this morning. a little rain coming our way. right now the rain coming ever closer and we have been watching it all week, tracking the rain showers as they cross the savannah river into georgia from south carolina, but the rain not a huge impact as of now. at least not for us in the direct columbia area, rain moving in from the south and west and that will continue to be the case over the next couple hours. i think from 7:00 to 8:00 where it's widespread up to 10:00 or 11:00 is when we are expecting
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during the cloud cover we saw a high of 2 62 yesterday. our normal high this time of year is in the mid-50s, normal low in the low 30s. starting off in the 40s is a nice change from the frigid temperatures from earlier. we are on the plus side of average in the last 24 hours and wind are starting to get a little more variable out there. we were seeing a constant flow out of the northeast 5 to 10 miles a hour. now we are seeing interaction with some of the wind with rain fall coming as well. that storm activity will stir things up a little bit. the rain is not moving all that fast, but it's going to move relatively quickly. notice the shape of the system, the narrow band is kind of like a hour glass shape if utility it on the side. most of the rain to the upstate,
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by the thin band of rain that goes through the augusta area and us as well. i notice by lunchtime we are drying out, nice and dry this afternoon, if you have friday evening plans, don't worry about the rain at all. rain tomorrow will take until lunchtime to get here. chance of scattered showers or two in the late morning but based on the latest radar trends i really think it will take a while for it to get lear, it's still over the central plains and we might get leading edge stuff going but for the most part saturday evening will be an evening event. as we get tour the end of the weekend highs around 60 for us for both today -- excuse me, both saturday and sunday but much different forecast, rainy saturday but sunny sunday and we'll carry the sunshine through next week. >> rochelle: the good thing, the rain we are getting toward the end of the morning commute
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hour, we are going into the start of the weekend with good weather and end with good weather, can't get any better than that. rochelle: we want to give you a quick traffic update as you head out and about this morning. >> jonathan: here are some trouble spots that you might encounter. >> rochelle: a collision on 126, no details of injuries are available yet. >> jonathan: that will be on the i-26 exit ramp near the intersection of chris drive. we will keep our eyes on the road if anything else pops up for your morning commute. we also want to help jump start your morning. >> rochelle: we have a quick rundown of your top morning headlines. so, let's get started. we start with vote 2016. it's a wave of republican presidential hopefuls making their way to the palmetto state. republican presidential candidate donald trump will visit wintrhop coliseum in rock hill tonight at 7:00. according to the latest winthrop poll, trump has a 9-point lead among gop voters. two more republican presidential hopefuls still in the race will
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jeb bush will be speaking at a town hall in pendleton today. and marco rubio will be holding a meet and greet today in columbia. that's going to be at 4:30 at carolina haven right off bluff road. the two gop presidential hopefuls will extend their stay into the weekend when they're joined by their competition at the "kemp forum on expanding opportunity." bush and rubio along with ben carson, chris christie, carly fiorina and john kasich will all take part in the forum tomorrow. its aim is for forum participants to present and discuss their ideas for fighting poverty and expanding opportunity in america. governor nikki haley will be in attendance. the forum will be moderated by speaker paul ryan and senator tim scott. that's at the columbia metropolitan convention center and it all starts at 9:00 in the morning. pres. obama: if we could combine gun safety with sensible background checks and some other checks, we're not going to eliminate gun violence but we will lessen it. >> rochelle: president barack obama speaking out about his
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measures during last night's town hall "guns in america." white house officials say the goal of the televised event was, in part, to debunk claims by some republicans that the intent of the proposal is to take guns away from law-abiding citizens and to garner public support for the president's recent executive action. but a new poll suggests most americans already support the president's proposal. the cnn/orc poll shows 67% of those surveyed say they favor the changes to gun control measures. the executive action is designed to expand background checks to cover more gun purchases made online and at gun shows as well as make it easier for the fbi to complete such checks efficiently. but not all the polling news is good. 57% of those surveyed say they don't believe the executive actions will be effective in reducing gun-related deaths in the u.s. rochelle: back here at home orangeburg police will have some extra eyes on them. "the orangeburg times and
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council there has approved the purchase of 80 body cameras for their public safety department. chief mike adams says the cameras will go a long way toward restoring the public's faith in law enforcement. the cameras come with a price tag of more than $100,000. rochelle: to the low country now where a judge has denied former north charleston police officer michael slager's request the state funds to help pay for expert witnesses. slager is charged in the shooting death of walter scott. the judge says slager is not entitled to public funding since he doesn't have a court-appointed attorney. slager has been out of jail since monday. his trial l set for october 31st. rochelle: lexington police are investigating a fatal pedestrian accident. it happened in the 500 block of gibson road. the collision killed ellie jerome mcleod, jr. of lexington. police are asking anyone with information on the case to call crimestoppers, that number 1-888-crime-sc. rochelle: and the search
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pair of suspected thieves in richland county. richland county deputies say the duo walked out of a home on crestview avenue t ty had allegedly just finished robbing only to find their getaway car blocked in by the family who lived there. investigators say the suspects jumped in their car and rammed the family's car three times before firing a gun at them. no one was hurt but the two suspects managed to get away. >> rochelle: and we now know the name of the shaw air force base airmman killed in a motorcycle accident. officials say air force staff sergeant dallas pauls died outside the base's sumter gate on u.s. highway 76. he joined the air force in 2006 and arrived at shaw in 2015. his original hometown was not identified. rochelle: still to come, storms and snow. we're taking a closer look at a winter wonderland brought in by el nino. >> jonathan: and right now very mild start, temperatures in the mid-40s.
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rain to come our way soon and likely to move out soon.
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main and gervais. >> jonathan: 6:43 on this friday morning, no mistake, it is friday. we'll be looking at a potentially rainy set up for the next couple hours, several systems in the works right now watching low to our south that is generating a lot of this moisture but also a little disturbance in the atmosphere. rain this morning will be relatively short lived from now until 11:00, that is all we will get. watching a system coming out of the plains bringing a chance of rain tomorrow a.d could be potentially rainy for your
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worry about and the rain today should be minimal impact on the plans. >> rochelle: minimal today and chance tomorrow. >> jonathan: mainly in the afternoon. if you are planning around it, in the morning should be okay, if everything stays the same, would he'll keep you up to date if anything changes but looks like afternoon to early evening event. >> rochelle: sounds good. rochelle: the el nino-fueled storms may be causing hiatus in some parts of california but for others it's all about taking advantage of the slopes. >> jonathan: yes, skiers and snowboarders arrived at big bear lake in packs to ride the fresh snowfall. resort officials say the area received at least 30 inches of snow in the past 48 hours. 30 inches in 48 hours. the fresh powder had ski enthusiasts smiling from ear to ear but not everyone is happy about that snow. the winter storm knocked out power to thousands of customers. crews have been working all day to restore power to everyone left in the dark. >> rochelle: that's not good.
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nice and cold and want to come in a warm house and no power. >> jonathan: gives you more excuse to go outside. >> rochelle: and when you get that much snow what else can you do? >> jonathan: you have nature's refrigerator, take the milk and plop it in the snow. make snow cream. i wouldn't mind snow but we aren't doing to see it anytime soon. rochelle: still to come, a prom fit for a princess. how you can play "fairy godmother" to girls in need, just in time for a high school tradition. stay with us.
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gervais. >> rochelle: welcome back to good morning columbia, thanks for waking up with us on this friday, your time it's 6:48. the work week is winding down but we're still talking business -- monkey business, that is. things are getting wild this winter down at the riverbanks zoo and garden. every friday through february the zoo will offer free admission to all richland and lexington county residents. if you want to take advantage of the deal the zoo asks that you bring either your drivers license, property tax statement, or proof of residency. rochelle: and dressing to the nines. prom night may be glamorous but it's also costly for many girls in high school. and the biggest expense is typically the dress. the young lawyers division of the south carolina bar is sponsoring its annual "cinderella project." they say it's a chance to ease the financial burden on families
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receive a free prom dress. >> the project is very important because not only does it give students the opportunity to obtain a free prompt dress so every one can feel like cinderella on their prom dress. >> we are accepting necklaces, earrings, shoes, all those things that make the dress pop and come together. >> rochelle: we visited this drop off location on barnwell street in columbia. there are at least a dozen other dropoff sites in the midlands. if you would like to donate a gently used prom dress, visit the south carolina bar's website listed there on your screen. a boutique is also planned for saturday, february 27th, at brookland baptist church from 8:00 that morning until noon. rochelle: one morning, one mission -- beating breast cancer. you can join palmetto health foundation in taking steps against breast cancer by taking
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life/race for life tomorrow. the events kicks off at 7:00, but the race starts at 9:00 in finlay park. registration is $30 for the walk and $35 for the 5k and 10k race. for more information on how to register be sure to go to walk-for-life-columbia.org. rochelle: it's time for those pesky new year's resolutions. and if you're looking to get healthy the federal government is lending some advice. according to a new report you need to cut way back on sugar. the 2015-2020 dietary guidelines for americans recommends limiting the amount of added sugars in our diet to no more than 10% of daily calories. that's about 12 teaspoons of sugar a day. well, i've done that. to put that in perspective, a can of coke contains about 10 teaspoons. right now i'm on my third cup of coffee so i think i've exceeded that. rochelle: now for what movie is expected to top this wekends box office, don't worry we won't "force" you to guess.
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this weeks "now showing." >> give it everything you've got! >> reporter: "star wars: the force awakens" won't have to fight very hard to stay atop the box office in its fourth weekend of release, as it's set to become the first movie ever to top $800 million in domestic ticket sales. >> all i had was my boy, and he took him from me -- you understand? >> reporter: oscar buzz surrounds "the revenant," which takes aim at second place as it exexnds to wide release. the epic adventure from last year's triple oscar winner, alejandro iarritu is seen as a lock to bring leonardo dicaprio a best actor nod. >> oh, my god, that's her tent! jess! >> you cannot stay after dark. >> i'm not leaving without my sister. >> reporter: "the forest" won't win any oscars or set any records, a top five debut would be impressive enough for the supernatural horror film. in hollywood, i'm david daniel. rochelle: still to come, south carolina's first family is welcoming a new member to their home. this little guy is sure to put you in a good mood for your friday morning. we'll explain next. stay with us.
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gervais. 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.
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finances all this week. >> jonathan: 6:54 on friday morning, waking up with a chance of rain, looking for the rain chance this morning. haven't seen a lot of rain
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moving in from the south and southwest. we'll start out in the mid-40s, i think by lunchtime we will see a drier forecast. we will likely see a little forecast, sun peeking through, highs expected to climb in the mid-50s. we saw 60s yesterday. >> rochelle: thank you, jonathan. rochelle: south carolina's first family is welcoming a new member to the family. meet bentley. governor haley posted this picture to social media. bentley found his home there over the holiday weekend. and in case you're wondering bentley is a labradoodle. rochelle: still to come, get your bath bubbles and rubber ducky out. we're giving you a reason to sit back and relax next in your day in history. >> jonathan: and right now tracking rain likely to head our way soon. i will tell you what to expect today and this weekend.
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main and gervais. >> jonathan: good friday morning, thanks for waking up with us, we'll have a final check of your forecast just before 7:00. rain heading our way, should hang out for a good portion of our day, a nice mild start to this evening and tomorrow.
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for the afternoon and back to sunshine by sunday. we'll stick with the sun early next week, a lot cooler for us as we head into next week. >> jonathan: we will enjoy -- >> rochelle: we will enjoy the weekend rain or not. rochelle: let's check out the day in history. george washington delivers first state of the union in 1790. crazy horse fights last battle in 1877. and elvis presley receives his first guitar in 1946. at age 11. >> jonathan: today is national bubble bath day and national english toffee day. >> rochelle: i can deal without the toffee, too tacky, gets stuck, but the bubble bath, i like that, relax on a friday, no better way to end the day. thank you for starting your day with us.
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