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>> he hasn't. >> timeless. timeless gentleman that one. that's what's making news in america this morning. >> do stay with us for "good morning america." have a great wed good morning columbia. thanks for joining us. i'm crysty vaughan. and i'm rochelle dean. we're live from main and gervais. the
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a cool and crisp start to this wednesday morning... so you'll want to grab a jacket before you head out the door. yeah... we're just above freezing temperatures so it's gonna be a cold one. for more on what we can expect, lets turn things over to meteorologist jonathan kennedy.
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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
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course 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. we start... with president barack obama's final state of the union. speaking on capitol hill last night, the president used the address to the nation as a call to lawmakers to end fractious politics for the good of the country's future. 33 it's a sentiment echoed in the republican response to
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our very own governor nikki haley delivered the response. that's right. the address included the differences between the g-o-p agenda and values of the sitting president... with haley noting changes that would take place should a republican win the white house. but haley also called on her fellow republicans to look at themselves when it comes to the state of the nation. haley added 33 - the republican party needs to work to fix what she calls "a broken government." and when it comes to the next commander in chief... several of the g-o-p presidential hopefuls are making campaign stops in the palmetto state this week. ohio governor john kasich, former governor
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rubio... and senator ted cruz... will all be campaigning in the low country today. the stops come a day before the next republican debate... tomorrow in north charleston. 33 it's back to business across the street from us... at the state house. the house and senate have gaveled in the january- to-june legislative session. the house read in n e-filed legislation. topping agendas on both sides of the aisle are repairs to the state's roads and infrastructure. 33 another hot topic hitting the floor is education inequities. lawmakers say
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when both the house and senate reconvene... at two.33 still to 33 come... it's the president's final state of the union. we're taking a closer look at his address to the nation. clear skies and temps in the mid 30's to ck off your wednesday forecast.expect more sunshine and highs in the low
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details next. here's a 33 quick look at stories that are making headlines across the
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final year of his presidency... president obama delivered a state of the union address aimed at shaping the debate to succeed him.
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more. we're 33 welcoming the tigers back to
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tells us more. it's a homecoming for clemson. and while it's been all about football lately... we're taking some time to hit the courts. our mike gillespie
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sports minute to win it. 33 still to come... it's been all about the tigers lately. but we're talking about a tinier feline friend... looking for his forever home. clear skies and temps in the mid 30's to kick off your wednesday forecast.expect more sunshine and highs in the low 50's this afternoon.details
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gervais. he is full of adventure... and enjoys playing. while other days... he likes to relax. to meet zuri or all other pets that are up for adoption... you can visit the columbia animal shelter right off humane lane. and no 33 better time than now to add a pet to your home... because you're in for a deal. the columbia and lexington animal services is having an adoption special for the new year...
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40-dollars per pet.
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month of january. 33 we're 33 checking out making headlines here's crysty vaughan with your "look ahead." columbia is getting ready 33 to kick-off "bank on" for some local financial advisement... "bank on" is a new program that will provide columbia's "un-banked" and "under-banked" citizens access to low-to no cost checking and savings accounts. the program aims to promote financial stability by giving community members and neighborhoods information about the products that partnering financial institutions are offering. on top of that... "bank on" is offering up a financial education workshop today at the city council chambers at nine this morning. and speaking of financial stability... help remains available for those of you affected by octobers historic
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hurry... today is the last day the richland main library is holding their "disaster recovery center"... questions about fefe and other flood related issues will be answered... the disaster recover center closes at six tonight. for more flood related services... you can get answers at the fema helpline... which is active seven days of the week from seven a-m to 10 at night. still to 33 come... many of you may have lotto-fever for tonights big drawing... and we've caught up with a few locals to see what they'd do with all the money... stay with us.
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gervais. 33 the 33 question on the minds of
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insanity stop after tonights big drawing? that's right.... the jackpot is now up to 1-point-5 billion dollars. and your odds of hitting the jackpot on a single ticket are one in 292-point-2 million. still.. many of you say... you can't win.. if you don't play the game. we caught up with some locamidlands residentntto see what they'd do with all of that money... financial 33 advisors say there are a couple of things you should do.. if you win tonight's jackpot. first.... protect your privacy.. and don't tell anyone you've won. you should also put together a team... look for an
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advisor... and hold off on quitting your day job. and, of course, while our hopes are high... we can't all wake up millionaires. while most eyes are on the big prize... there are other prizes available. that's right. after the jackpot... you can still win one-million dollars... should you have all five numbers... minus the powerball. from there... you can win 50-thousand dollars by having four numbers plus the powerball. the final prize... comes with just getting the powerball... which wins you four-bucks. it may not seem like much... but, it's the equivalent of two more powerball tickets. but
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responsibly. 33 still to 33 come... it's president obama's very last state of the union... we're taking a closer look at the address to the nation... and the g-o-p response with south carolina ties. stay with us. we're
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good what we can expect, lets turn
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jonathan kennedy. 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 of course 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. we start... with president barack obama's final state of the union address. speaking on capitol hill last night, the president urged americans to reject the politics of tribalism and fear that have rocked thth year's presidential campaign.... warning that democracy comes
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willingness to compromise. 33 it's a sentiment echoed in the republican response to the state of the union. our very own governor nikki haley delivered the response. that's right. governor haley took the time to reflect on the charleston church shooting during the g-o-p response. haley says... you don't have to be the loudest voice in the room to make a difference... 33 haley added... "turning down the volume" can "make a
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last night's wilkins awards also proved to be a time to reflect on the tragic charleston church shooting. governor nikki haley, former charleston mayor joe riley, and the late senator clementa pinckney... received wilkins awards for excellence. riley expressed his gratitude for the legacy pinckney left behind. 33 also a part of the ceremony.. a video of a moderated conversation between haley and riley... about their response and actions following the massacre at emanuel a-m-e church. the annual event promotes citizenship, public service, and bipartisan governing. turning to crime... human trafficking is
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would expect to find close to home. but richland county sheriff leon lott says it's something happening right here in the midlands. the richland country sheriff's department says 22-year-old daytron hoefer... has been arrested... and now faces multiple charges, including human trafficking.... after allegedly kidnapping a 16-year-old girl... and forcing her to sell her body for sex. during an undercover sting... officials say they found the girl in a hotel room off two notch road back in december. she was evaluated and reunited with her family. governor nikki haley has declared january national slavery and d human trafficking prevention month. richland county has its own task force leading the charge to raise awareness about it. officials say it's something that south
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about. officials 33 say be aware... and as a parent, notice when your child disappears for long periods of time. officials say victims are usually high-school aged girls, seduced by young men who act like their boyfriend. if you, or someone you know is a victim of human trafficking... call the national hotline. the number is right there on your screen... 888-373-7888. still to come... we're facing another bitter cold momoing here in the midlands. but in other parts of the nation... some below freezing temperatures are leading to some dangerous circumstances. clear skies and temps in the mid 30's to kick off your wednesday forecast.expect more sunshine and highs in the low 50's this afternoon.details
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gervais. it may be hey there, good morning. topping "america's money" drn oil prices in free fall. >> a barrel of crude has fallen
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some predict prices of 20 or even $10 are possible. >> the plunge is forcing bp and others to cutut thousands of jobs papa john's is the first pizza chain to get rid of artificial ingredients. >> desserts as well as sauces. last month, papa john's said it would remove all antebiotics from its chicken products by it sunday. starbucks' secret menu now creates three valentine's drinks. you can order them at any starbucks if you know the recipe. >> that's a big catch. >> it is. and that's "america's money" money." >> have a great day. hey, remember the game when i set the rookie passisi record? i mean, you only mentioned what, 50 times... how about when i had three events in one night?
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33 chilly here... but in the midwest... there's a sight that's expressing just how brutal those winter temperatures can be... yeah... this historic building in omaha, nebraska was once consumed by flames... now it's covered in icicles. fire fighters worked in below freezing temperatures to stop the fire... but low temperatures caused the water to freeze. there is now ten to 12-inches of ice on the damaged building.
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restaurant may be on the verge of collapsing... and the ice could do more damage as the temperature changes. 33 we're now going to turn our attention to your health. rochelle dean has a look at what is making headlines in the medical community. the next time medicaid patients in new york city need a lift to the doctor...they may end up in the back of a "lyft" vehicle... that's because national medtrans network is now booking 25-hundred of its 25-thousand weekly rides in new york through "lyft"... a ride sharing company and competitor of uber. national medtrans arranges non- emergency medical transportatio n for people. this partnership is lyft's first step into the medical
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about three billion dollars in federal medicaid money goes toward transportation. health officials are warning about a mosquito borne virus that just hit texas... and it's not west nile... the first case of the "zika virus" has been confirmed in harris county. latin america... southeast america... and africa all have reported cases. officials say the virus was discovered in a woman who had recently traveled to el salvador. symptoms for the zika virus include fever... rash and joint pain that usually last several weeks. health officials are advising people to take precautions to prevent any mosquito bites. and you also need to take caution when it comes to your children's cough syrups. "perrigo" has issued a voluntary recall for two of its childrens cough syrups. they say some packages may contain an oral dosing cup with incorrect markings. the products were sold as "store brand" in various retail stores listed there on your screen.
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children's "guaifenesin grape liquid" and children's "guaifenesin d-m cherry liquid"... sold in 4 ounce bottles. the company says there have been no reports of overdoses yet. still to come... we've got more recalls to pass along with you ... both... ensuring the safety of you and your loved ones... stay with us. we're live from
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have a the second recall... involves "swingasan chairs and stands" from pier one imports. the suspension hardware on the chair and stand can break... posing a fall hazard. users should immediately stop using the chairs and stands and contact pier one imports for a free repair kit or return the product to their store for a full refund. now for a look at what's making
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let's turn things over to crysty... the globes are gone... and it's time to get ready for the oscars... plus a sneak peek at this year's academy awards... and fans continue to pay tribute to david bowie... with today's showbiz wrap...
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still to 33 come... it's a wish upon a star... and a call to action to make those dreams come true... next in your day in history. stay with us.
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gervais. 33 let's check out the day in history. -pope recognizes knights templar in 1128 -president lyndon b. johnson appoints first african american cabinet member in 1996
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today is... 33 public radio 33 broadcasting day... national peach melba day... and make your dream 33 come true 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 wednesday, january 13. it's the president's final state of the union. we're taking a closer look at his address to the nation plus the gop response with south carolina ties. plus human trafficking here in the midlands. how lawmakers and local law enforcement are taking a stand against crime. and everyone's buzzing about the billions. more on tonight's record-breaking powerball
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right now. captioning provided by caption associates, llc www.captionassociates.com. crysty: good morning, columbia. thank you for waking up with us on this wednesday 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: 6:00 a.m. and it's a cold 6:00 a.m. good news, it's not as cold as yesterday but i guess in terms of january days it's still cold. >> rochelle: it is all relative, you will feel cold regardless, it will be hard getting out of bed. grab your coat and hat, get the kids to the bus, do what you need to do. can expect. >> jonathan: yesterday we got down to 26, we are warmer than that but not by a whole lot.
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as you wake up you need to grab your jacket, you will need it for the first half of today. satellite and radar quiet, not a cloud in the sky, we'll stick with the sunny forecast. sun is not yet but once it comes up i expect blue skies and sunshine for the remainder of the morning and afternoon hours. temperatures are cooling down in a lot of spots. notice some areas staying much warmer. we're at 36 in bishopville, 36 downtown, 36 saluda. 27 camden. airport is 32. 29 st. matthews. areas seeing a little wind are staying a little warmer. the areas cooling down are the cool, calm areas where we have clear skies, calm winds and that is the ideal set up to cool off on this wednesday. we will stick with lighter wind today, it was quite breezy yesterday, we saw breezes up to
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because the cold front moved through the temperature radient not as strong, we don't have as much variation of temperatures, that will keep us with the lighter wind today. as we check out what is happening coming down the line, wind chills cold this morning for the areas seeing the wind, so keep it in mind as you head out the door but we are looking for a mostly dry set up today. i don't see any chance of rain today or tomorrow. zero percent chance of rain because of how dry it is. snow in ohio valley toward pennsylvania, more lake effect along lake erie, but for us in the south absolutely nothing happening. more clear skies, sunshine. unfortunately we won't see our temperatures bounce back accordingly. we will be looking at a relativeve cool day today, temperatures in the low to mid-50s across the board. good news is it won't be quite as windy, we will hopefully end
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expecting highs to bounce back to the 60s tomorrow, around 60. i don't think we will be in the upper 60s anytime soon. based on what we have been seeing it shouldn't should should be a nice wednesday. >> rochelle: anything is better than 26. >> jonathan: good news, not as cold this morning but still cold. a quick traffic update as you head out and about this morning. >> rochelle: there's good news at the top of the hour, no incident to report in or around the capital city but we're always keeping our eyes on the road and if anything changes we will pass it along to you for your morning commute. and abc columbia wants to help you jump start your day. >> crysty: we have a quick rundown of your top morning headlines. we start with president barack union. speaking on capitol hill last
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address to the nation as a call to lawmakers to end bipartisan politics for the good of the country's future. >> pres. obama: the future we want, all of us want, opportunity and security for our families, a rising standard of living and a sustainable, peaceful planet for our kids, all that is within our reach. but it will only happen if we work together. >> crysty: it's a sentiment echoed in the republican response to the state of the union. our very own governor nikki haley delivered the response. >> rochelle: that's right. the address included the differences between the gop agenda and values of the sitting president with haley noting changes that would take place should a republican win the white house. but haley also called on her
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state of the nation. >> gov. haley: while democrats in washington bear much responsibility for the problems facing america today, they do not bear it alone. there is more than enough blame to go around. we as republicans need to own that truth. we need to recognize our contributions to the erosion of the public trust in america's leadership. >> rochelle: haley added that the republican party needs to work to fix what she calls "a broken government." and when it comes to the next commander in chief, several of the gop presidential hopefuls are making campaign stops in the palmetto state this week. ohio governor john kasich, former governor mike huckabee, senator marco rubio and senator ted cruz will all be campaigning in the low country today. the stops come a day before the next republican debate tomorrow in north charleston. [sound of gavel] rochelle: it's back to business across the street from us at the state house.
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gaveled in the january-to-june legislative session. >> crysty: the house pre-filed legislation. topping agendas on both sides of the aisle are repairs to the state's roads and infrastructure. >> the estimates are hundreds of millions of dollars. everyone knows we had a deferred maintenance problem before theflooding. we now have additional damage on top of that and no defined plan on how to fix it. >> crysty: another hot topic hitting the floor is education lawmakers say the hard work starts today when both the house and senate reconvene at 2:00. it will be right across the street from our studios, a busy beginning. >> rochelle: they already have an agenda for different bills and resolutions they want to get to, they will be busy at work. >> crysty: we will see how it plays out. >> rochelle: oh, yeah. crysty: still to come -- waiting a return. >> rochelle: the latest on the 10 american sailors being held
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>> jonathan: and clear skies, temperatures just above freezing. it will be a cool start to your wednesday. we will see a lot of sunshine today. i will let you know whaha to expect the rest of the day. stay with us.
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gervais. >> after one of the most tumultuous decades in recent history, both sides of the ideological divide are saying they believe america has gone off track. >> former presidential candidate and author steve forbes says changing our direction comes down to three things: repeal obamacare, replace the tax code, and reform the fed. >> reviving america, inside the plan to restore
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wednesday. >> jonathan: good wednesday
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if you are waking up a little after 6:00 it is cooling down for us, we've cooled down 5 degrees in the last few minutes. sensors take a little time to read things. clear skies throughout the day, lots of sunshine for your wednesday, high in the low to mid-50s this afternoon but back around freezing and 30 degrees and clear skies later on tonight. >> rochelle: make sure you stay bundled up. thanks, jonathan. rochelle: here's a quick look at stories that are making headlines across the country. iran says 10 soldiers are being held. the sailors and their two small boats drifted into iranian waters after experiencing mechanical problems. officials say the crew has indicated it's fine and uninjured. rochelle: the mother of a fugitive teenager known for using an "affluenza" defense in
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now out on bond. the judge lowered tonya couch's $1 million bond to $75,000. she'll have to wear an electronic ankle monitor and undergo a mental evaluation. prosecutors accuse couch of helping her son flee the country to avoid a probation hearing. that hearing could have led to jail time for her son, 18-year-old ethan couch. rochelle: and it's a state of emergency in michigan. the governor there has activated the michigan national guard to help hand out bottled water and fliers in the city of flint. he's also asking the federal government for help dealing with a drinking water crisis caused by lead contamination. water contamination began after a state-appointed manager switched the source from the detroit system to the flint river in hopes of saving money. rochelle: we're welcoming the tigers back to their home turf. crysty, what can you tell us? >> crysty: it's a homecoming for clemson. and while it's been all about football lately, we're taking some time to hit the courts.
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more in your sports minute to win it. [cheering]. >> greeted by thousands of tiger fans back in clemson the tigers are arriving home 24 hours after losing in the national game to alabama. he says there is no placed rather be than in clemson. >> i feel good to be back home, we have amazing fans. i will miss clemson, it's second home to me. it means a lot, we have fans to support us when we win or lose, that's the great thing about clemson, we know we have a family. they are supporting us and believing in us. >> in basketball news a tough test as they go on the road to tuscaloosa to face alabama in a great match up.
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on the road in during durham. that's your minute to win it. crysty: still to come, it's been all about the tigers lately. much deserved. but we're talking about a tinier feline friend looking for his forever home. >> jonathan: and clear skies and cold temperatures kickoff your wednesday. we will see lots of sunshine today. i will tell you what you can expect for the rest of
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main and gervais. rochelle: welcome back to "good morning, columbia." thanks for waking up with us, your time right now is 6:18. >> jonathan: let's take a bite out of your morning menu, sponsored by bojangles'. if you'd like to add a furry friend to your home for the new year, we've got just the little guy for you. meet zuri. he's a 2-year-old domestic short-haired mix cat. the shelter says he is full of adventure and enjoys playing. while other days he likes to relax. to meet zuri or all other pets that are up for adoption, you can visit the columbia animal shelter right off humane lane. >> rochelle: and no better time than now to add a pet to your home because you're in for a deal. the columbia and lexington animal services is having an adoption special for the new year. adoption fees are only $40 per pet. this will last for the entire month of january. and here we are january 13th, so you have about two more weeks to
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$40 is a bargain. >> jonathan: good deal to add a furry friend, snuggle with and keep you warm these january days. temperatures have just dropped below freezing downtown, camden around 27. i expect most areas to start out around 30, we will probably warm up to near 50 and highs in the low to mid-50s by this afternoon. that will vary by your location, areas to the north probably won't warm up that much. i expect to see sunshine, sunny day, not as windy, probably a little more pleasant even though it's probably not as warm. >> rochelle: definitely more pleasant, yesterday you said up to 35 mile a hour wind, you could feel it. >> jonathan: yes, between the buildings. rochelle: we're checking out what will be making headlines later today. >> jonathan: here's crysty vaughan with your "look ahead." good morning. >> crysty: good morning.
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power ball, not yet. columbia is getting ready to kick-off "bank on" for some local financial advisement. "bank on" is a new program that will provide columbia's "un-banked" and "under-banked" citizens access to low -to no cost checking and savings accounts. the program aims to promote financial stability by giving community members and neighborhoods information about the products that partnering financial institutions are fering. on top of that "bank on" is offering a financial education workshop today at the city council chambers on main street at 9:00 this morning. crysty: and help remains affected by october's historic flooding. but you better hurry today is the last day the richland main library is holding their "disaster recovery center." flood related issues will be answered. the disaster recover center closes at 6:00 tonight.
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you can get answers at the fema helpline which is active seven days of the week from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. we want to note these are for flood recovery. but the time for fema help has closed. >> rochelle: but you can talk to those and get ideas or head to the library for one on one contact. >> crysty: resources. >> rochelle: exactly. thanks, crysty rochelle: still to come, many of you may have lotto-fever for tonight's big drawing. and we've caught up with a few locals to see what they'd do with all the money. stay with us, we are live from main and gervais. hey there n today's "techbytes" the selfie drone.
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>> crysty: welcome back to good morning columbia. have you got power ball insanity? i think all of us have it. the question on the minds of many will the powerball insanity stop after tonight's big drawing? >> rochelle: i seriously doubt it. the jackpot is now up to $1.5 billion.
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jackpot on a single ticket are one in 292.2 million. still, many of you say you can't win if you don't play. so we caught up with some local midlands residents to see what they'd do with all of that >> help single mothers. >> donate to my church. >> i've been thinking about it and i have no idea, it's too much to fathom, it really is. >> rochelle: i need some of them, all of them willing to give back. financial advisors say there are a couple of things you should do if you win tonight's jackpot. first, protect your privacy and don't tell anyone you've won. that should be an easy one. you should also put together a team, look for an attorney and financial advisor and hold off on quitting your day job. and, of course, while our hopes are high, we can't all wake up millionaires. while most eyes are on the big prize, there are other prizes available. >> crysty: there are. after the jackpot you can still
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all five numbers minus the powerball. from there you can win $50,000 by having four numbers plus the powerball. the final prize comes with just getting the powerball which wins you $4. still not too bad. it may not seem like much but it's the equivalent of two more powerball tickets. or at least one more power ball ticket. but just a reminder, please play responsibly. but, you can't win if you don't play. >> rochelle: that's right. even $4 is $4 more than you had, so you can't really get mad at it.. i would still take the chances. >>rysty: i'm guessing there will be lots of lines. >> rochelle: $29 292 million odds, there's still a chance. crysty: still to come, it's president obama's very last
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>> rochelle: that's right. we're taking a closer look at the address to the nation and the gop response with south carolina ties.
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main and gervais. >> after one of the most tumultuous decades in recent history, both sides of the ideological divide are saying they believe america has gone off
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>> former presidential candidate and author steve forbes says changing our direction comes down to three things: repeal obamacare, replace the tax code, and reform the fed. >> reviving america, inside the plan to restore hope and prosperity. >> on "the 700 club," wednesday. crysty: good morning,
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thank you for waking up with us on this wednesday morning. dean. we're live from main and gervais. your time is 6:31. >> crysty: we appreciate you joining us, it's a cool, crisp morning, you probably want to grab a jacket. >> rochelle: it's hovering jacket. for more for what you can expect, let turn things over to jonathan kennedy. >> jonathan: the cold is all we have to worry about, no rain, no fog, clear skies for us as we head out the door. we are waiting on the sunshine to help warm us up but we will see it here very shortly. checking out the temperatures across the area, we are still seeing a couple spots above freezing, sumter 34. 35 saluda but we are below freezing downtown at 31. couple spots in the 20s and it will make for quite the cold
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what we saw yesterday. downtown we saw 26. wind mostly calm at the moment, seeing the wind slack a little bit. we saw very, very breezy day yesterday, wind consistently 25, gusts up to 35, made for a blustery downtown. especially downtown where the wind funnels through the buildings. we are looking at a light wind today from the west 5 to 10. wind chills not ideal this morning, a lot of spots feeling like in the 20s as you walk out the door. we will see lighter conditions, wind chill won't be as much of a factor. not a cloud in the sky across north carolina, south carolina and pretty much everywhere in the deep south. seeing lake effect snow for those states along the great lakes.
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mason dixon line pretty quiet, nothing to worry about for the next 48 hours, we will stay dry. but rain chances by friday. today a nice forecast, highs in the low to mid-50s, seasonal for us, we could be warmer but we will see lots of sunshine and thankfully won't be as windy, temperatures top out in the 50s, i think we will work our ways near 60 over the next couple days. certainly some hope on the horizon, we are getting closer to the weekend, warmer temperatures in place, it should be a nice end of the work. >> crysty: 60s, that's a heat wave. >> rochelle: no rain, warmer temperatures, sunshine and power ball, so everything looking good, looking up and up. >> jonathan: should be a good wednesday into thursday. >> crysty: thanks, jonathan. >> rochelle: thanks. crysty: we want to give you a quick traffic update as you
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>> rochelle: good news, nothing to report but we are keeping our eyes on the road and if anything chances we will pass it along for your morning commute. as always, abc columbia wants to help jump start your day. >> crysty: we have a quick rundown of your top morning headlines. we start with president barack obama's final state of the union. speaking on capitol hill last night, the president urged the nation as a call to lawmakers to end bipartisan politics for the good of the country's future. >> president obama. our public life withers weaponly the loud voices get attention and democracy breaks down when the average person thinks they don't matter. >> crysty: it's a sentiment echoed in the republican
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our very own governor nikki haley delivered the response. >> rochelle: that's right. haley said you don't have to be the loudest voice. >> our state was struck with loss and fear but our people would not allow hate to win. we didn't have violence, we had vivils. we didn't have riots, we had hugs. we didn't turn against each other's race or religion. we turned toward god. >> rochelle: haley said interpreting down the volume can make a world of difference. rochelle: last night's wilkins awards also proved to be a time to reflect on the tragic charleston church shooting. governor nikki haley, former charleston mayor joe riley, and the late senator clementa pinckney received wilkins awards for excellence. riley expressed his gratitude for the legacy pinckney left
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>> he is such a wonderful man. a wonderful public servant. a wonderful minister. we mourn his tragic death every day and all those who passed away with him. >> rochelle: also a part of the ceremony, a video of a moderated conversation between haley and riley about their response and actions following the massacre at emanuel ame church. the annual event promotes citizenship, public service, and bipartisan governing. rochelle: turning to crime, human trafficking is probably not something you would expect to find close to home. but richland county sheriff leon lott says it's something happening right here in the midlands. >> crysty: richland country sheriff's department says 22-year-old daytron hoefer has been arrested and now faces multiple charges, including human trafficking after allegedly kidnapping a 16-year-old girl and forcing her to sell her body for sex. during an undercover sting, officials say they found the girl in a hotel room off two notch road back in december.
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with her family. governor nikki haley has declared january national slavery and human trafficking prevention month. richland county has its own task force leading the charge to raise awareness. officials say it's something that south carolinians need to be talking about. >> the average citizen has got to take a stand and make his or her mark against these criminals who are destroying the lives of our people. >> crysty: officials say be aware and look for the warning signs as a parent, notice when your child disappears for long periods of time. officials say victims are usually high-school aged girls, seduced by young men who act like their boyfriend. if you or someone you know is a victim of human trafficking, call the national hotline. the number is right there on
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crysty: still to come, it's a cold morning but we're not the only ones bundling up. >> rochelle: we're taking a closer look at the blistering cold up north. >> jonathan: and clear skies, temperatures below freezing for us to kickoff your wednesday. we will see a lot of sunshine as well. i'll tell you what to expect coming up next.
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main and gervais. >> jonathan: clear skies for
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start out with the clear skies, sup not up but we will see lots of sunshine when it comes up. much like yesterday, we will see lots of blue sky, sun. air has been relatively dry so we are not looking for cloud cover to block us out but we will need all the sup to get in the low 50s. a couple spots may be stuck in the high 40s. january-like, not abnormally cold by any means based on where we should be but we will see warmer air. >> crysty: it is january, we will have to deal what is normally our temperatures, not the 80 degrees we saw a few weeks ago. >> rochelle: it was nice. crysty: blistering cold temperatures are hitting the north and it doesn't look like it's getting better any time soon. >> jonathan: yeah, lake snow continues to pummel parts of western new york as a storm system that will be in the area for roughly a week. some parts of that area have roughly two feet of snow
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expected to continue to fly. currently between buffalo and syracuse, new york state has 390 operators and over 200 pieces of equipment ready to address state roads. see, that's the thing, they don't close schools because it snows, they have everything to happened it, the infrastructure. we have a couple dump trucks and a scraper. we don't need anymore. >> crysty: it's the opposite when they have a heat wave. >> rochelle: benefits of living in the south. crysty: we're now going to turn our attention to your health. >> jonathan: rochelle dean has a look at what is making headlines in the medical community. good morning, rochelle. >> rochelle: good morning, jonathan. good morning, crysty. growing up in connecticut, i can attest to all that.
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obese people shed pounds but new study showing it can also take a toll on your emotions. with more heres abc's dr. timothy johnson. >> dr. johnson: obesity, it weighs on your physical health, and on your emotions. we know that weight loss surgery can help severely obese people shed pounds, even improving medical conditions like diabetes. but now new research is showing that this surgery may change people's whole outlook on life. candidates for weight loss surgery are about twice as likely to be depressed as the general population. when researchers at ucla reviewed 68 studies that looked at how weight-loss surgery patients fared, they found that those who had these procedures tended to be less depressed than before. in short, for many patients depression melted away with the pounds. whether it was the surgery
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the resulting reflection they saw in the mirror afterwards. if you're considering weight loss surgery, it's one more reason it might make you smile. with this medical minute, i'm dr. timothy johnson. rochelle: still to come, it seems like everyone's got that "lotto fever." but even if you don't win the big jackpot you may still have a chance at some big money
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main and gervais.33 we've all got lotto fever. tonight's the record- brbrking drawing. >> rochelle: welcome back to good morning columbia, your time is 6:48. we've all got lotto fever. tonight's the record-breaking drawing. but even if you don't score the big prize you could still win some money and not even know it. mary moloney explains. >> reporter: have a powerball ticket? you'd better check it carefully. there may be a million-dollar winner in this week's powerball lottery who will never know they won. every year about $2 billion in lottery prizes go unclaimed. many of those tickets are worth between $1 and $5, but some people never realize that they may have a life-changing prize in their pocket. roughly 114 prizes worth $1 million or more went unclaimed in 2015 according to the developers of lotto lotto. it's an app that tells you if you have a winning ticket -- big or small. another app to download -- lottery hub. mega millions and powerball games. are you in an office pool?
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lottery pool boss helps people keep track of who's in which pool and who's paid what. the free android app also displays winning numbers. so the next time you get that quick pick, remember to check your apps. for consumer watch, i'm mary moloney. >> rochelle: who would have guessed it? rochelle: bill cosby is facing more fallback after facing some serious allegations. crysty tells us more. >> crysty: george washington university has rescinded their honorary degree to actor bill cosby. they're the last institution to do this and say their decision is in light of "renewed distress" for students and alumni who are survivors of sexual assault. last october the school failed to rescind the honorary degree after new information about bill cosby came to light. dozens of women have accused cosby of drugging and sexually assualting them over the years. he maintains his innocence. crysty: hollywood studio,
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man. the "dalian wanda" group owned by billionaire "wang jianlin" made the announcement yesterday. wang says he is paying $3.5 billion for the studio. legendary's recent box office hits include "jurassic world" and "interstellar." wang also bought the cinema chain "amc" in 2012. it's the world's largest movie chain operator and also produces movies in china. crysty: still to come, america's love of coffee is reaching a new level. it's some festive frappucinos perfect for a february holiday.
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main and gervais. >> jonathan: 6:54 on your wednesday morning. it will be cold as you wake up. clear skies for us and clear skies will hang around for the rest of the day and much of the rest of the week. we are awaiting rain chances to pick up friday but over the next 24 to 48 hours nothing coming our way, not even much cloud cover much less rain or snow. still sticking with snow around the great lakes. for us chilly but a nice warm upcoming toward the end of the week. >> crysty: all right, thank you, jonathan.
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outside, but here's something that may warm your heart -- valentine's day is just a little more than a month away. and starbucks is out to make sure you feel the love. i always feel the love because i'm there a lot. >> rochelle: been it comes to starbucks we know you are all in. they've come up with three new frappuccinos for customers to try on february 14. first there's the valentine frappuccino. it has strawberries and cream with raspberry at the bottom vanilla bean in the middle and blackberry and whipped cream on top. sound delish. second is the love bean frappuccino which has vanilla bean with raspberry pumps topped with raspberry infused whipped cream and chocolate curls. and last, but not least, the java berry frappuccino which is a java chip with raspberry whipped cream and chocolate curls. these three new drinks were created in arizona but they're spreading the love. the frappuccinos are available at stores everywhere. the catch you have to ask specifically ask for the secret ingredients.
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>> crysty: i tell you what, when they start naming flavored whipped cream, i'm all in, you don't have to say anymore. raspberry infused whip cream, strawberry whipped cream -- >> rochelle: how soon can i get in line? crysty: still to come, it's a wish upon a star. and a call to action to make those dreams come true next in your day in history.
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main and gervais. >> jonathan: good wednesday morning, lots of sunshine coming our way. the sun not up yet, it will be cold, temperatures at or below freezing for much of us. should be around 60 tomorrow, rain chances come our way friday but then back to the dry and sunny conditions but temperatures cool down as we roll into next week. >> rochelle: not bad, rain moves in and moves out. >> crysty: not bad. rochelle: let's check out the day in history. the pope recognizes knights templar in 1128. president lyndon b. johnson appoints first african american cabinet member in 1996. golden globes curtaiaid due to writers' strike in 2008. crysty: today is public radio broadcasting day, national peach melba day and this one
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