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>> his new album i hope good 33 morning columbia. thanks for joining us. i'm crysty vaughan. and i'm rochelle dean. we're live from main and gervais. the time's now 5:00. it's a cold start to the morning... so you'll want to bundle up before you head out the door... yeah... temperatures are finally feeling a lot more seasonable... with more on what we can expect for the remainder of the day... let's turn things over to
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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 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. so, let's get started. it's tonight, we'll be well on our way to crowning clemson or alabama as the college playoff champs. our tim hill is in arizona and caught up with some tiger fans eagerly
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match-up. thanks tim.33 and you won't have a hard time finding a place to watch the match-up between the tigers take on the crimson tide. from five points to the vista, there are plenty of bars and restaurants showing the game here in the capital city. that's s ght. the
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cheering on their alma matter tonight at hickory tavern in the vista. the viewing party kicks-off at eight. and you can watch the big game from the comfort of your own home. the college football national championship can be caught on e-s-p-n... at 8:30. turning to crime.... officers are investigating a deadly weekend shooting in downtown columbia. columbia p-d says it happened early saturday morning on the 1000-block of lady street. that's around the corner from club rue 77, on assembly street. the richland county c coner says 23-year-old rodney francis the third was killed. c-p-d says preliminary information shows francis was leaving the club with several others, when someone drove by, shooting. it does not appear to be a random act of violence. 33 several witnesses tell c-p-d the shots were fired from a black and gray chevy
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of the truck taken from surveillance video. if you know anything about this incident... you're asked to call crimestoppers at one-triple-eight-crime-s-c. out of anderson... a 23-year-old woman faces a murder charge in the death of her newborn... whose body was found in a field. saturday morning, the anderson county sheriff's office says they were notified that an infant had been located in a wooded area. investigators were able to locate holcombe... who confessed to the child's death and impromptu burial. joanie faith holcombe is charged with murder and unauthorized removal of a dead body. holcombe is being held at the anderson county detention center. officials say her bond hearing has been delayed until tomorrow... due to health reasons. still to come... a famed fugitive... recaptured. the celebrity that officials say... may have aided in the hunt for cartel
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cold start to your monday. expect lots of sun but highs only around 50 this afternoon.
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and gervais. here's a 33 quick look at stories that are making headlines across the country. mexico has begun the process of extraditing drug lord "el chapo" guzman to the u-s... just days after the famed fugitive was recaptured.
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the latest. still to 33 come... sealing the deal. the latest on the decision for a new development in west columbia.a clear and cold start to your monday.expect lots of sun but highs only around 50 this afternoon.
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and gervais. welcome the richland library from six to eight p-m. and also within the school district... teachers in richland one and two are organizing a "pastries and policies" legislative reception and forum today. teachers want their elected officials to know what important issues they are facing in the classroom... before the state legislature begins its 20-16 session. this meeting will take place from five to
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northeast high school. 33 we're 33 checking out what will be making headlines later today. here's crysty vaughan with your "look ahead." community members are asking for more information about the brooklanandevelopment and the
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after the west columbia city council delayed a vote on sealing the deal for the development last tuesday. the development is slated for the four acre site at the intersection of meeting and state streets. the developer, estates and companies, are meeting with the neighborhood association tonight at seven. this will take place at reeves community park, at 752 b avenue in west columbia. and it's a call to action from some of our nation's mayors. columbia mayor steve benjamin will be headed to iowa today... to share an "urban agenda," at the nation's oldest minority-focused presidential forum. the forum calls on the presidential candidates and congress to invest in and protect america's cities and metro areas... and focuses on
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job creation. 33 still to 33 come... we're talking vote 20-16... the stance the g-o-p presidential hopefuls are taking on poverty in america. 33 a clear and cold start to your monday.expect lots of sun but
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afternoon.33 little over a 33 month away from the state's first-in-the south primary.
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taking the spotlight... when it comes to vote 20-16. that's right. seven of the republicans gunning for the party's presidential nomination were in right here in the capital city over the weekend. the kemp forum on expanding opportunity poverty summit was moderated by house speaker paul ryan and south carolina senator tim scott. jeb bush, ben carson, chris christie, carly fiorina, mike huckabee, john kasich and marco rubio took part. governor nikki haley and our own u-s senator lindsey graham spoke in between the different panels. speaker ryan says the fight against poverty should not start in washington... but rather, in
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marco rubio took part, six different protesters were pulled out of the auditorium by security. they were calling out rubio for his views on immigration. the g-o-p presidential hopefuls will return to south carolina this week. the next republican debate is set to take place thursday... in north charleston. when it comes to the race to the white house... planned parenthood is picking a side. the women's health group says its endorsing hillary clinton for president. this is the first time the group has ever endorsed someone in a presidential primary. planned parenthood plans say they plan spend 20-million dollars in this election cycle. and south carolina also taking the spot light when it comes to tomorrow's state of the union address. white house officials say greenwood councilwoman... edith childs will be a guest of first lady michelle obama... for the president's final state of the union address. childs is known for leading the "fired up... ready to go" chant during a 2007 campaign stop by president obama.... that
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of his white house bids. and following the president's address to the nation... governor nikki haley will deliver the g-o-p response to state of the union. 33 still to come... can clemson take the crown? we'll have the latest from glendale, arizona.... on tonight's college football national championship.a clear and cold start to your monday. expect lots of sun but highs only around 50 this afternoon.
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and gervais. good . we're live from main and gervais. the time's now 5:30. it's a cold start to the morning... so you'll want to bundle up before yoyo head out the door... yeah... temperatures are finally feeling a lot more seasonable... with more on what we can expect for the remainder of the day... let's turn things over to
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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 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. so, let's get started. it's tigers versus crimson tide. tonight, we'll be well on our way to crowning clemson or alabama as the college football playoff national
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in arizona... catching up with some eager tiger fans. having attended the championship game back in 19-81... one fan is turning his love of the game into a family tradition. but not 33 everyone can make the road trip. you won't have a hard time finding a place to watch the match-up between the tigers and the crimson tide. from five points to the vista... there are plenty of bars and restaurants showing the game here in the capital city. that's right. the columbia clemson club will be cheering on their alma matter tonight at hickory tavern in the vista. the viewing party kicks-off at eight. and you can watch the big game
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home. the college football national championship can be caught on e-s-p-n... right at 8:30. and of course... our tim hill is in glendale, arizona. count on a-b-c columbia to bring you all the highlights from tonight's game... when we crown a new national champion. turning to the crime 33 turning to 33 the crime beat... investigators are still searching for answers following what they're calling a "suspicous fire" in northwest richland county. this happened on the 11- hundred block of quiet lane, friday night. the richland county corner says... 76-year-old johnnie newton died from carbon monoxide poisoning. the richland county sheriff's department is investigating. if you know something, call crimestoppers at one-triple-eight-crime-s-c. in the lowcountry... police
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down the former home of former north charleston police officer... michael slager. police say a neighbor put out a small fire in slager's former home friday night. witnesses say they saw someone running away from the scene. slager is charged in the shooting death of walter scott. slager has been out of jail since last monday. his trial is set for october 31st. and sumter police have charged a 16-year-old with murder, stemming from a fatal shooting last month. police say jordan jackson was arrested in the shooting death of 23-year-old antawne dargan. this happened at poplar square apartments on december 30th. officials say jackson is awaiting a bond hearing at a department of juvenile justice facility. under south carolina law, a 16-year-old charged with murder faces prosecution as an adult. sumter p-d says it also arrested 21-year-old deonte perry, who they say concealed his knowledge about the fatal shooting. the investigation is still ongoing. if you know something...
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crimestoppers. still to come... devastation in the land down under. how a town is coming together... after catching fire.a clear and cold start to your monday. expect lots of sun but highs only around 50 this afternoon.
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and gervais. good morning. topping "america's money" -- another stock selloff. >> china's main stock market plunged 5% today. investors uneasy about the world's second economy. >> u.s. stocks had their worst week in four years. uber is cutting its prices in more than a hundred cities. >> a third january in which uber has cut prices. and the detroit auto show starts today with lots of cool cars. one of the biggest announcements will be the new 2017 lincoln continental. >> and. the mercedes-benz e class.
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production model of its lc luxury sports cars. all i care is about heated seats. >> all we have to do is win the powerball and we're there. that's "america's money." >> have a great day. our digestive systems handle a lot over the holidays. 20 hours of anxiously fighting crowds to find the perfect gifts. cooking for family meals where we eat over 15 pounds of turkey and sides. no wonder after all that our digestive systems can act up. so try activia for 2 weeks! enjoying activia twice a day for two weeks may help reduce the frequency of bloating, gas, discomfort or rumbling. try activia.
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33 entire city is facing damage due to a bushfire that engulfed everything in it's path over the weekend. yeah... a small town in australia... known as "yarloop"... caught fire and
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devastating... 95 buildings have been destroyed so far... and emergencies have been declared in nearby towns. local media is saying as much as one-third of the town has been destroyed... including historic buildings dating back to the late 18-00s. we're now 33 going to turn our attention to your health. rochelle dean has a look at what is making headlines in the medical community. the international red cross says an aid convoy should reach the syrian city of madaya within days. the united nations says it's received credible reports of people dying of starvation in madaya. officials say the aid convoy could feed 40-thousand people for a month... but they caution regular access is needed. the besisied city has been cut off
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syrian government forces and hezbollah. turning our attention back here to the midlands... palmetto health foundation's walk for life...race for life hit the pavement in finlay park over the weekend. the event was rescheduled after being flooded out in october. this race, which celebrated its 25ththear in the midlands, is all about beating breast cancer. 452 teams 33 made the difference by raising money for this years race. all proceeds from the event go to the palmetto health breast center. still to come... we're taking a look at those prices at the pump... how your morning commute could take a lucky turn...a clear and cold start to your
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highs only around 50 this afternoon.details next.live
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traveling the airport welcomed 30-thousand more passengers in 20-15 than it had in 20-14. this marks the airport's fourth consecutive year of growth. airport director... dan mann... says the airport enjoyed the growth without the advantage of a low-cost carrier in the market... and from the airways to the highways... triple-a says today's national average sits at one-96. and now... tumbling oil prices combined with strong refinery capacity could drop gas prices to as little as a dollar a gallon at some nearby gas pumps. this has not happened since 19-99. and speaking of gas stations... many of you may want to grab a powerball ticket while you're there... no one had the winning numbers for last night's drawing, so the jackpot keeps continuing to grow... you now have the chance at a whopping jackpot of an estimated one-point three
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in wednesday nights drawing.... that's a new world record. now for a check at what's making headlines in hollywood... lets turn things over to crysty. "the revenant" and 33 "the martian" both having a big night at last night's golden globe awards. a-b-c's geroge pennacchio
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the winners. 33 and some sad news out of hollywood this morning. singer david bowie has died...
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the news broke over his officals website and social media pages. according to a short statement... bowie "died peacefully" yesterday... "surrounded by his family and friends." bowie's career spanned more than four decades. he first rose to fame in the 60's, and inspired the "glam rock" movement of the 70's. bowie had just released his 25-th album "blackstar" on friday, his birthday. he was 69 years old. still to come... more good morning columbia. including a look at your day in history.a clear and cold start to your monday. expect lots of sun but highs
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and gervais. let's check 33 out the day in history. -theodore roosevelt makes the grand canyon a national monument in 1908.-american league adopts designated hitter rule in 1973.-reagan gives his farewell address in
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morse code 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 monday, january 11. it's tigers versus crimson tide. we have the latest from arizona as clemson hopes to take the crown in tonight's championship game. plus the gop presidential hopefuls taking center stage in south carolina. we're taking a closer look at vote 2016 as the road to the white house passes right through the palmetto state. and a surprise twist in the recapture of a famed fugitive. we'll have the latest as officials work to extradite drug lord "el chapo" guzman "good morning columbia" starts right now. captioning provided by
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www.captionassociates.com. crysty: good morning, columbia. thank you for waking up with us on this monday kay morning. i'm crysty vaughan. >> rochelle: and i'm rochelle dean. we're live from main and gervais. the time's now 6:00. >> crysty: we're starting off the work week with freezing temperatures this morning, so if you are headed out or if the kids are headed out to the bus stop, bundle up, you will need layers. >> rochelle: and things aren't likely to change anytime soon. old man winter has definitely reared his ugly head. let's turn to jonathan kennedy to see what the day has. >> jonathan: even if you aren't a clemson fan, it would be good to be in arizona. right now 30 degrees downtown, 30 in lexington, we are below freezing. sumter is the lone area above freezing right now, 33 degrees for them. newberry 28.
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not only is it flat out cold air we're seeing clear skies which cool down. winds are blowing out of the west and northwest 5 to 10 miles a hour and even that light wind will make it feel colder. for us with wind around 10 miles a hour, feels like 22 downtown, 22 saluda. seeing a 4 degree change, for us a 8 degree change what it is reading on the thermometer to what it is feel willing like outside. bundle up. hats, scarves, especially the little ones heading out to the bus stop, those not so little getting a cold start, but if you will be outside for any extended period of time. clear skies, no rain fall, snow fall, not even cloud cover today. that will be the case through today and few days. high pressure hanging out for us, that will bring a dry forecast, sunshine as well. unfortunately the cool, dry air will be hanging out for much of
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if you look to the north very top of your screen you can see snow up towards the midwest behind our banner, for us in the carolinas focused on the home area, not a lot going on. sunshine. cloud cover stays at bay for us. highs only 50 across the board, couple spots stay in the 40s especially to the west and northwest and that will be the case today but also through the neck couple days, we have a reinforcing cold front tomorrow that will keep us cool the next couple nights. 27, 28, but we warm up and bring back the rain chances friday into saturday. nice and dry through the week, the work week but the weekend maybe a little rain but a lot to system. >> rochelle: bundle up for today and we will deal with the rain when we get there. >> jonathan: the rain is at least five days off, cold air is
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>> rochelle: thanks, jonathan. one person not having trouble with the weather is tim hill. he's been in arizona trying to catch up with some of the fans. >> crysty: we have sent tim to get all the scoop on the tigers versus the crimson tide, alabama and clemson meeting tonight. we will turn things over right now to our tim hill who is in arizona. >> we're going to the nati, baby! >> it's wonderful, baby, it's great. national championship! it's awesome. >> tonight clemson football hopes to turn the dream of 2015 into a new year national championship. >> this has been great, for the
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this was our goal, to have the opportunity to compete on the national levels. >> columbia fans too. >> we drove, took 30 hours. >> some trips took even longer. mary lives in maine. >> missed the first one in '81, i said the next time we are coming, here we are. >> go tigers! >> brian was at the '81 bowl with his father. he's making this game a family tradition. >> sat on the 50 yard line behind the astronauts, i'm just thankful to get to experience it with my son when i got to experience it with my dad. i he is deceased, he being a graduate of clemson, it stayed with me. just looking forward to monday night.
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mean so much for clemson fans, players and coaches adding a national championship number 2 to the school's resume. we will have much more f fm phoenix all day long on national championship monday, live reports from outside the stadium at 12:30 and on the news at 6:00. you can catch more on abc columbia. >> rochelle: thanks, tim. and you won't have a hard time finding a place to watch the match-up between the tigers and the crimson tide. from five points to the vista there are plenty of bars and restaurants showing the game here in the capital city. >> crysty: and the columbia clemson club will be cheering on their alma matter tonight at
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the viewing party kicks-off at 8:00. and you can watch the big game home. the college football national championship can be caught on a big time. >> crysty: that will be my seat. >> rochelle: we will be ready. crysty: turning to crime, officers are investigating a deadly weekend shooting in >> rochelle: columbia police morning on the 1000 block of lady street. that's around the corner from club rue 77 on assembly street. the richland county coroner says 23-year-old rodney francis, iii, was killed. cpd says preliminary information shows francis was leaving the club with several others when someone drove by opening fire. officials say at this time it does not appear to be a random act of violence. several witnesses tell cpd the shots were fired from a black and gray chevy avalanche. this is a photo of the truck
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if you know anything about this incident, you're asked to call can crimestoppers at 1-888-crime-sc. rochelle: out of anderson, a 23-year-old woman faces a murder charge in the death of her newborn found in a field. >> crysty: saturday morning, the says they were notified that an infant had been located in a wooded area. investigators were able to locate the suspect who confessed to the child's death and an impromptu burial. joanie faith holcombe is charged with murder and unauthorized removal of a dead body. holcombe is being held at the anderson county detention center. officials say her bond hearing has been delayed until tomorrow due to health reasons. crysty: more to come on abc columbia, a famed fugitive recaptured. >> rochelle: the celebrity that officials say may have aided in the hunt fororartel chief el chapo. >> jonathan: and here at home a clear and cold start to your
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temperatures in the 20s, it will feel colder with the wind but we will see lots of sunshine and hopefully a warmer afternoon.
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main and gervais. >> jonathan: 6:13 on this monday kay morning, we're waking up
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we saw a good weekend, good rain saturday, especially saturday afternoon into saturday evening. sunshine with highs near 60, although a little breezy, didn't feel all that warm but cooler for us especially here this morning. cool and dry air, sunshine throughout the day, 28 as you head out at 8:00. warming up mid-40s by lunchtime. highs top out around 50. no sunshine across the board but at least 50 is warmer than 28 but it will be chilly for your monday afternoon. >> rochelle: thanks, jonathan. rochelle: here's a quick look at stories that are making headlines across the country. it's a surprise twist in the recapture of famed fugitive "el chapo" guzman. mexican officials say sean penn's secret "rolling stone" magazine interview with the drug lord could have aided in the hunt for the cartel chief. mexico has begun its process of extraditing "el chapo" to the u.s. officals warn that the process could take a long time as guzman's lawyers file legal
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their client in mexico where he already escaped from maximum security prisons twice. rochelle: police officers in philadelphia are on alert after a tip was received that members of a radical group may present a threat to officers. this comes after the ambush of a patrolman in his cruiser last week. the suspected gunman, edward archer, allegedly pledged allegiance to isis when he fired at officer jesse hartnett thursday night seriously injuring him. the police department says they are working with the fbi to investigate the creditability of the information. rochelle: and overseas france is observing the charlie hedbo attacks anniversary. french president francois holland and other dignitaries held a special ceremony to honor all those killed in islamic extremist violence around paris last year. the french president unveiled a plaque next to an oak tree planted in the palace de la republique in memory of the victims of the attacks. rochelle: still to come, sealing the deal.
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columbia. we'll have that story coming up next.
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main and gervais. rochelle: welcome back to good morning, columbia. thanks for waking up with us on this monday morning. your time right now is 6:18. >> jonathan: let's take a bite out of your morning menu, sponsored by bojangles'. you've got an opportunity to
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that's because richland one schools are discussing the release of job openings in fields like teaching, maintenance, and food service. the meeting to talk opportunities is tonight at the richland library from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. >> rochelle: and also within the school district, teachers in richland one and two are organizing a "pastries and policies" legislative reception and forum today. teachers want their elected officials to know what important issues they are facing in the classroom before the state legislature begins its 2016 session. this meeting will take place from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at richland northeast high school. so, trying to get the word out about different things on their mind, one thing on their mind is the weather. >> jonathan: cold weather. i think we should have pastries with everything. anytime we talk anything "p" we should have pastries.
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warming up to the 50s this afternoon, more of the same over the next couple days. forecast pretty constant for us, if you don't like it today, sorry, it will be that way until thursday or friday. next chance of rain saturday. a dry week, certainly cool in the morning hours but in the afternoon all in all not too bad. pretty much in the ballpark where we should be for january. >> rochelle: just getting started because we have a few months to go. let's check out what else is making headlines later today. >> jonathan: here's crysty vaughan with your "look ahead." >> crysty: community members are asking for more information about the brookland development in west columbia and the implications that might come with it. this comes after the west columbia city council delayed a vote on sealing the deal for the development last tuesday. the development is slated for the four acre site at the intersection of meeting and state streets. the developer and companies, are meeting with the neighborhood association tonight at 7:00.
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community park, at 752 b avenue in west columbia. crysty: it's a call to action from some of our nation's mayors. columbia mayor steve benjamin will be headed to iowa today to share an "urban agenda," at the nation's oldest minority-focused presidential forum. the forum calls on the presidential candidates and congress to invest in and protect america's cities and metro areas and focues on issues such as health care and job creation. mayor benjamin is one of the mayors attending the conference, leaving for iowa today. >> rochelle: potential changes happening in west columbia with the development meeting tonight, a lot of things going on. thanks, crysty. rochelle: still to come, we're talking vote 2016, the stance the gop presidential hopefuls are taking on poverty in america. stay with us, that story is
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morning columbia. we're just a little over a month away from the state's first-in-the south primary. and the palmetto state is taking the spotlight when it comes to vote 2016. >> rochelle: that's right. seven of the republicans gunning for the party's presidential nomination were right here in the capital city over the weekend. the e mp forum on expanding opportunity poverty summit was moderated by house speaker paul ryan and south carolina senator tim scott. jeb bush, ben carson, chris christie, carly fiorina, mike huckabee, john kasich and marco rubio took part. governor nikki haley and our own u.s. senator lindsey graham spoke in between the different panels. speaker ryan says the fight against poverty should not start in washington but rather, in our own backyards. >> it should be a life-saving exercise and that means the government can provide resources. it can be the supply lines but it should not be the front lines in the war on poverty. people, communities, churches, civic groups, that's the front lines. at's the kind of attitude i
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>> rochelle: during the panel where florida senator marco rubio took part, six different protesters had to be pulled out of the auditorium by security. you see them right there. they were calling out rubio for his views on immigration. the gop presidential hopefuls will return to south carolina this week. the next republican debate is set to take place thursday in north charleston. rochelle: when it comes to the race to the white house, planned parenthood is picking a side. >> crysty: the women's health group says it's endorsing hillary clinton for president. this is the first time the group has ever endorsed someone in a presidential primary. planned parenthood plans say they plan to spend $20 million in this election cycle. crysty: south carolina also taking the spotlight when it comes to tomorrow's state of the union address. >> rochelle: white house officials say greenwood councilwoman edith childs will be a guest of first lady michelle obama for the president's final state of the union address.
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"fired up ready to go" chant during a 2007 campaign stop by president obama that became a rallying cry for both of his white house bids. following the president's address to the nation, governor nikki haley will deliver the gop response to state of the union. should be interesting to see what both have to say. his final state of the union address after two terms and now our very own governor will be speaking on the republican side. so we will hear from both of them. >> crysty: tomorrow night. tonight it's all about football. can clemson take the crown? >> rochelle: we'll have the latest from glendale, arizona on tonight's college football national championship.
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main and gervais. crysty: good morning, columbia. thank you so much for joining us on this monday morning. i'm crysty vaughan. >> rochelle: and i'm rochelle dean. mondays come too quick. we're live from main and gervais. your time is 6:31. >> crysty: we know it's hard to get things going monday morning,
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freezing and that's the case for you. >> rochelle: will be tough getting out the door, definitely more seasonable temperatures we haven't seen in quite some time but we will turn things over to meteorologist jonathan kennedy to see if anything will change as you head out the door. >> jonathan: not much change for us this morning. probably get a little colder. last week we saw cold air, we saw slightly warmer weekend with rain coming our way, but back to the cold air and dry conditions as we start a new work week. right now 29 downtown, 28 camden, saluda, a very cold start across the board. everybody at this point below freezing. i think we will cool down. lastly we were seeing a lot of our low temperatures around 8:30. even after the sun comes up it will still continue to warm up, it takes a while for the sun to get the air warmed. a much colder start than what you were seeing yesterday.
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we will see this throughout the day, around 5 miles per hour, maybe 10 miles a hour in some cases but all in all not expecting to be a very breezy day which is ideal because it's will be chilly so any wind will make it feel colder. wind chill 23 downtown, newberry 23 as well. sumter 25. orangeburg it's 20. it will be the case throughout the day today with very cool and dry set up. but we will see lots of sunshine throughout the day today, expecting very little cloud cover, no chance of rain at all for the next couple of days, even though we have a cold front expected to come our way tomorrow there's not enough moisture in the air for it to get any kind of rain or anything else going on. thankfully because it will be so cold, all the snow will stay well to the north, we have an alberta clipper bringing the cold air from canada.
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but not enough moisture in the air to warrant any rain chance or snow chance anywhere in the carolinas, even for the mountains. nice and dry for us, we will stick with a cool forecast, temperatures top out only around 50 for much of us and likely to see several spots stay in the upper 40s. a chilly forecast throughout the day, maybe low 50s, i don't think anybody even reaches the mid-50s today. our topping out point not that high but in the ballpark where we should be for january. cold again tonight, we will stay with the same forecast through thursday and then a slightly warmer air mass come our way but also a potentially ranier one as well. i think the rain will hold off up till the start of the weekend. obviously we maybe don't want to see rain on the weekend but it will be a little warmer for us. >> rochelle: and a lot of us won't have to be out in it with the rush hour or kids at home, it will be an opportunity for
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>> jonathan: it's another five, six days out, that could change, the timing of it, intensity, but right now it's just plain old rain. >> crysty: thank you, jonathan. right now we want to give you a quick traffic update as you head out. >> rochelle: here are some trouble spots that you might encounter. i-77. >> crysty: mile marker 5 in the northbound lane, take caution if you are headed that way. we are continuing to keep our eyes on the road for you and will update you if anything else happens as you head out. rochelle: abc columbia wants to help you jump start your day. >> crysty: we have a quick rundown of your top morning headlines. we'll get started by talking football. it's tigers versus crimson tide. tonight, we'll be well on our way to crowning clemson or alabama as the college football playoff national champs. >> rochelle: our tim hill is in arizona and has been there for
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up with some eager tiger fans. one of his fans is turning his love of the game into a family tradition. >> sat on the 50 yard line next to the astronauts behind the clemson bench, i'm grateful to god that i can experience it with my son about the same age i got to experience it with my dad. >> rochelle: that's pretty cool. and you won't have a hard time finding a place to watch the match-up between the tigers and the crimson tide. from five points to the vista there are plenty of bars and restaurants showing the game here in the capital city. >> crysty: and the columbia clemson club will be cheering on their alma matter tonight at hickory tavern in the vista. the viewing party kicks-off at 8:00. and you can watch the big game from the comfort of your own home. most of us will likely do that. the college football national
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espn tonight at 8:30. our tim hill is in glenndale, arizona, so you can plan on us giving you the detls. tim has been posting online and itter and behind the scenes video and we will hear from him live at 12:30. >> rochelle: i bet he has a lot to tell us. >> crysty: at least it's warm out there. >> rochelle: it's feeling good. >> crysty:e do have other news this morning. turning to crime, officers are investigating a fire. investigators are still searching for answers following what they're calling a "suspicous fire" in northwest richland county. >> rochelle: this happened on the 1100 block of quiet lane, friday night. the richland county corner says 76-year-old johnnie newton died from carbon monoxide poisoning. the richland county sheriff's department is investigating. if you know something, call crimestoppers at 1-888-crime-sc. rochelle: in the lowcountry police say someone has tried to
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officer michael slager. police say a neighbor put out a small fire in slager's former home friday night. witnesses say they saw someone running away from the scene. slager is charged in the shooting death of walter scott. slager has been out of jail since last monday. his trial is set for october 31st. rochelle: and sumter police have charged a 16-year-old with murder stemming from a fatal shooting last month. >> crysty: police say jordan jackson was arrested in the shooting death of 23-year-old antawne dargan. this happened at poplar square apartments on december 30th. officials say jackson is awaiting a bond hearing at a department of juvenile justice facility. under south carolina law, a 16-year-old charged with murder faces prosecution as an adult. sumter police says it also arrested 21-year-old deonte perry, who they say concealed his knowledge about the fatal shooting. the investigation is still ongoing. if you know something, again,
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crimestoppers. 1-888-crime-sc. crysty: still to come, a tornado touches down in florida. >> rochelle: more on the clean-up efforts underway along the florida coast. >> jonathan: things are quiet and code start. lots of sunshine today. highs only around 50 this
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live from main and gervais. >> jonathan: just a little before 6:45, a very cold start, temperatures continuing to cool down. we're in the upper 20s and likely to stay that way for the neck couple hour. it's will take a while before the sun takes affect. it will take further to get above freezing. mid-450s lunchtime. later this morning -- mid-40s at lunchtime. minimal cloud cover, we need all the sunshine we can get, it will be cold throughout the day. lunchtime will look nice but it will be chilly. >> crysty: although we are seeing sunshine it won't warm up enough. >> jonathan: not warm air but it is january, we have to keep our expectations -- >> crysty: we need to expect that. >> jonathan: keep our expectations in check. >> crysty: we have gotten used to the mild conditions in the midlands and now it's time for winter.
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often don't have w wter in florida but they are being hit with the aftermath of a tornado over the weekend. >> jonathan: yeah, weather service has confirmed a tornado is the cause of significant damage in southwest cape coral. officials say the tornado hit a preliminary rating of ef-2 with winds hitting up to 111 to 135 miles per hour. the city is now working torestore normalcy to the hardest hit areas. officials report that 800 people are still without power and the total cost of the damage is over $5 million. >> crysty: it's scary stuff, mother nature. >> jonathan: tornadoes can hit anytime of year. people let their guard down. december and january tornadoes can happen. nothing like that coming our way.
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and gervais. >> this course is designed to defeat a multi-cell attack, similar to paris but actually worse in scale. >> because it's likely a matter of when...not if. >> opposing forces here are all live guys, and they are shooting back at you with these same
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>> go along as law enforcement prepares for the worst. >> this is training you can't get anywhere else. everything feels real, it really does.
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monday >> rochelle: welcome back to good morning columbia, thanks for waking up with us on this monday, your time is 6:48. rochelle: following october's historic flood, we're returning g some normalcy. richland county solid waste and recycling says their curbside debris pickup services is going back to regular schedule. their employees have worked
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massive amounts of flood debris their employees have worked be for local residents but now be residents will have to dispose of leftover flood debris by taking it to one of the county's two drop-off centers rochelle: getting kids excited about eating healthy and exercising, can set them up for lifelong success. and what better way to do that than with the help of usc basketball coach dawn staley. the department of social services teamed up with the lady gamecocks for a health and fitness game yesterday. the department of social services says they've been putting on this event, with a game, activities and prizes, for three years now. >> we want families to understand good nutrition and physical exercise and we relate it to quality child care so those families that send their children to child care during the day while they work can know physical exercise is important to them. so we are highlighting the quality care. >> rochelle: the event is to promote healthy food and
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rochelle: and now for a check at what's making headlines in hollywood, let's turn things over to crysty. hey, crysty, what can you tell us? >> crysty: it's the force taking over for the fourth straight weekend at the box office. "star wars: the force awakens" is holding the top spot at the box office taking in another $41 million. it just became the third best-selling movie of all time. the number 2 spot goes the "the revenant." it stars leonardo dicaprio. the historic drama not only ranked in $38 million but also brought home the golden globe for best motion picture for a drama. and speaking of the wilderness epic, "the revenant" took home two more golden globes. the film's director and its star leonardo dicaprio also took home awards for "best director" and "best performance for an actor in a drama." other big winners of the night
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it took home the golden globe for best motion picture and matt damon took home the golden globe for best performance by an actor in that film. crysty: and some sad news out of hollywood this morning. singer david bowie has died following a battle with cancer. the news broke over his officals website and social media pages. according to a short statment, bowie "died peacefully" yesterday "surrounded by his family and friends." bowie's career spanned more than four decades. he first rose to fame in the 60's, and inspired the "glam rock" movement of the 70's. bowie had just released his 25th album "blackstar" on friday, his birthday. he was 69 years old. big loss to the music industry there. crysty: more "good morning columbia" still to come. including a look at your forecast. >> jonathan: it will be a cold forecast, especially here this morning. we're starting out with temperatures in the 20s, should warm it up to around 50 this afternoon. lots of sunshine but not a lot of warmth. details next.
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main and gervais. >> jonathan: 6:54, waking up with cool temperatures. the southeast stays nice and
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very cold air outbreak for areas, especially with the lake effects. chicago likely to see upwards of potentially maybe a foot or more in some of the areas, especially on the windward side of the lake. closer to home, sunshine but it will be chilly but not as cold as some of our counter parts to the north. >> crysty: not as cold as in minnesota. >> rochelle: not even close. crysty: minnesota is taking on the cold in a very unique way. >> rochelle: yeah, take a look at this giant 18-foot octopus in their front yard all made of snow. three brothers created the giant squid in hopes to raise money for charity. the brothers create a different sculpture each year for a helpful cause. just last year the brothers created a giant sea turtle. this year's octopus took them 500 hours to make and their goal is to raise $10,000 for bringing clean water to haiti. >> crysty: now that is more than
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>> rochelle: that is more than a snowman, that is artistic, cold art. >> crysty: so big in terms of the scale, the whole front yard. >> rochelle: that takes patience and skill. >> crysty: and we won't see it likely here, most of ours will be out of sand. >> rochelle: or in a museum where they can keep it cold because it will melt. >> crysty: look at the eyes and everything. >> rochelle: it's cool. crysty: still to come, we're talking morse code. >> rochelle: a unique way to get this monday morning started next in your day in history. >> jonathan: a clear and cold start. not cold enough for snow but no moisture -- but it's cold enough to snow. i'll have details next.
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main and gervais. >> jonathan: a cold start to the week, temperatures in the 20s as you wake up and head out. temperatures will stay below freezing for the next couple hours. highs around 50 later today. chilly day but lots of sunshine the next couple days. cold nights as well. breezy tomorrow. dry cold front comes our way tuesday but no sign of any rain fall until at leisurely portions of the upcoming weekend. >> rochelle: cool but sunny. all right. let's check out the day in history. theodore roosevelt makes the grand canyon a national monument in 1908.
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designated hitter rule in 1973. and reagan gives his farewell address in 1989. crysty: today is national clean off your desk day and we could all learn that. and learn your name in morse code day. rochelle, you were looking at the morse code app. >> rochelle: you can look it up and it will play your name. sounds like mar than to me. "good morning, america" is next. rebel rebel good morning, america. breaking news -- legendary rock star david bowie passing away overnight. his style influencing
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