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good 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. we are below freezing this morning...
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and maybe get a head start by heating up your car before you head out the door... yeah... these chilly early morning temperatures will definitely wake you up... to see how things look for the remainder of the day... lets 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... 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. the stage is set for tonight's republican presidential debate in north charleston. fox business network has confirmed seven of the top-polling candidates will take the main stage tonight. they are donald trump, ben carson, senators ted cruz and marco rubio, governors chris christie and john kasich and former governor jeb bush. that debate kicks off at nine tonight at the north charleston coliseum and performing arts center. invited to the earlier undercard debate are carly fiorina, former governor mike huckabee, former senator rick santorum and senator rand
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will not participate in the debate... saying, he will only participate in what he calls "first-tier debates." before heading to the lowcountry, two republican presidential hopefuls will stop right here in the capital city. rick santorum and mike huckabee will be making an appearance at the palmetto senior show... down at the state fair grounds. the event starts at nine this morning in the new goodman building. from there, santorum will head to the the citadel in charleston to sit down with attorney general alan wilson... as a part of his presidential forum series. and democratic presidential hopeful bernie sanders' campaign is kicking off its "historically black colleges and universities tour"... tonight at south carolina state university. that's going to be at seven at the barbara a. vaughn fine arts center. sanders, along with fellow democratic presidential hopefuls... hillary clinton and martin o'malley will be here in columbia on monday... to take part in "king day at the dome." religious and civic leader jesse jackson.... is busy criss-crossing the
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head to the polls next month. jackson will take part in the "rally-to-the polls" event at u-s-c aiken today... before heading to bamberg to speak on medicaid expansion. jackson spoke on the u-s healthcare system during a stop last night ih columbia. 33 jackson will continue to to travel the state this week talking about medicare, poverty, and helping people register to vote. donald trump is responding to governor nikki haley's official response to president barrack obama's state of the union address. in it.. haley cautioned against following the siren call of the angriest voices.... and
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addressing the apparent jab. 33 governor 33 haley says she stands by what she believes... and hopes the american people can take away the meaning behind the remark. haley says she is strongly opposed to trumps' proposed ban on muslim immigrants.... but says he's not the only presidential candidate she doesn't agree with. 33 haley is considered to be on the short list of potential republican vice presidential nominees. she says she has plenty to get done right here in south carolina so a possible v-p nod is not something that's on her mind... but it's also not
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still to 33 come... we have some lucky winners this morning... waking up millionaires. we'll have the latest on the record- breaking winnings of last night's powerball drawing. clear and cold start to your thursday forecast.expect sunshine and warmer temps this afternoon.details next.live
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here's a 33 quick look at stories that are
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country. three lucky powerball ticket holders are waking up a whole lot richer... after last night's drawing. a-b-c's lauren
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lotto fever. we're also 33 following developing news of deadly attacks in jakarta indonesia. officials say there's was a terror attack...
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bombers exploded themselves outside a starbucks... and shots were fired at a nearby police station. officials say at lease three people have been killed killed in addition to the bombers. of course, we'll continue to cover this developing story and bring you more updates as they become available. for now, we're going to turn things over to crysty with a look at what's happening in the world of sports. carolina and clemson both in action last night on the basketball court. and clemson coach dabo swinney wins another award.
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minute to win it. 33 still to come... no lucky jackpot winners here in south carolina. but that doesn't mean south carolina isn't benefiting from last night's drawing.clear and cold start to your thursday forecast. expect sunshine and warmer temps this afternoon.details
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gervais. presenting granting funds for the festival as part of their
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initiative. this will start at three this afternoon. they'll also be announcing that this years theme is "waterlines." organizers for "indie grits" are encouraging filmmakers, artists and photographers to document and represent the south carolina flood from their perspective. and we're also getting ready for the 40th round of this years "spoleto festival u-s-a"... charleston is the focus of the internationally known arts festival. they've already unveiled a schedule with a number of productions.... including a multimedia production commemorating the victims of the shootings at emanuel a-m-e church back in
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festival go on sale today. 33 33 we're checking out what will be making headlines later today. here's crysty vaughan with your "look ahead." those of you with "lotto-fever" are waking up to some disappointing news... three winners... will be splitting that record breaking one-point-six billion powerball jackpot. last nights winning numbers were
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and 34... with the powerball number, 10. you can see the scene outside the california seven-eleven in chino hills... where one of those wining tickets was sold. and lottery officials say two more winning tickets were sold in tennessee and one in florida. the identity of the winners are unknown at this time. but for some good news ... due to those soaring powerball numbers... the education system is benefiting tremendously... to put it into perspective... a dollar lottery ticket that is bought... translates into forty, to forty three cents that goes straight into the classroom... this being a sure bet the legislature will allocate the funds to
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education. paula also 33 adds that more school busses will most likely be brought in an aging fleet.... all
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education of south carolina... 33 still to 33 come... it's south carolina lawmakers top priorities for 20-16... and their plans to make things better for our state... stay with us.
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gervais. transportation. acting d-o-t secretary christy hall will face a confirmation hearing next week. a number of lawmakers have praised hall.. and say they have confidence she can turn the agency around. governor nikki haley is revealing her plans for improving education. haley wants to offer students the chance to graduate from college debt-free... while providing up to 200-million dollars a year to maintain and build schools. under the proposal... college students will be able to receive 75- hundred dollars in tuition scholarships for four years...
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eight years in a district with high teacher-turnover rates. and a senate subcommittee is taking steps to help terminally ill patients get access to experimental drugs. the 'right to try' bill has already received a key approval. if made a law, the bill allows patients to have access to drugs that are not yet f-d-a approved... but have passed phase one of the f-d-a's approval process. this bill 33 does protect treating physicians from liability. the f-d-a says the administration "may permit the use of an experimental therapy, but the sponsor ultimately decides whether or not to provide experimental
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still to 33 come... will the g-o-p candidates clash in north charleston? we'll have the latest on tonight's republican debateclear and cold start to your thursday forecast.expect sunshine and warmer temps this
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from main and gervais. eratures will definitely wake you up... to see how things look for the remainder of the
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kennedy. 33 we want to give you a quick traffic update as you head out and about this morning. here are some trouble spots that you might encounter. south carolina highway patrol is reporting debris in the roadway on i-26... that's going to be at mile marker 97 in the east bound lanes... to keep you up to date if anything else pops up for your columbia wants to help you jump start your day. we have a quick rundown of your top morning headlines. so, let's get started. the stage is set for tonight's republican presidential debate in north charleston. fox business network has confirmed seven of the top-polling candidates
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tonight. they are donald trump, ben carson, senators ted cruz and marco rubio, governors chris christie and john kasich and former governor jeb bush. that debate kicks off at nine tonight at the north charleston coliseum and performing arts center. invited to the earlier undercard debate are carly fiorina, former governor mike huckabee, former senator rick santorum and senator rand paul. paul says he will not participate in the debate... saying, he will only participate in what he calls "first-tier debates." before heading to the lowcountry, two republican presidential hopefuls will stop right here in the capital city. rick santorum and mike huckabee will be making an appearance at the palmetto senior show... down at the state fair grounds. the event starts at nine this morning in the new goodman building. from there, santorum will head to the the citadel in charleston to sit down with attorney general alan wilson... as a part of his presidential forum series. and democratic presidential hopeful bernie
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off its "historically black colleges and universities tour"... tonight at south carolina state university. that's going to be at seven at the barbara a. vaughn fine arts center. sanders, along with fellow democratic presidential hopefuls... hillary clinton and martin o'malley will be here in columbia on monday... to take part in "king day at the dome." turning to crime... columbia police have made an arrest in a weekend shooting in the vista. police have charged 23- year-old michael robinson with murder in the death rodney francis the third. officials say francis' body was found early saturday morning... in the one thousand block of lady street. and the woman suspected in jewelry store robberies across the south... is expected in court today for a bond hearing. 24-year-old abigail lee kemp... is accused of robbing multiple jewelry outlet stores... including here in south carolina. investigators say she would tie up sales people at
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watches and diamonds. officials estimate she's made off with nearly 400-thousand dollars in jewelry. a new police chief will soon report for duty in the town of north. current elloree assistant chief, lin shirer, will take over next tuesday. last year... former chief mark fallow and the town's two officers.. all resigned following fallout with the new mayor patty carson. fallow had said carson asked him to violate standards and micro- managed his department. still to come... you've heard about an earthquake... but what about a "frost quake." it's a chilly twist to this force of nature.clear and cold start to your thursday forecast.expect sunshine and warmer temps this afternoon.
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and gervais. good morning. topping "america's money" -- the ongoing slump for stocks. >> the dow starts the trading day down 365 points.
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>> since the start of the year, the average 401(k) plan has lost $4,000. u.s. airlines are soaring. they had nearly $18 billion in profits. >> nose diving fuel prices are part of the reason. so are the fees. get a load of this cholesterol delight. >> because the 15 and 1 burger is a load. that six-inch beef patty smothered in pulled pork, cheese, bacon, and friday onions. >> it will be sold on sunday, at the panthers-seahawks game. the price? $15- $15.01.
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>> have a great day.33 we've all 33 heard of an earthquake... but some residents in wisconsin are saying they may have felt what's known as a frost quake... that's right... the national weather service says they got several reports of an alleged "frost quake". "cryoseisms"... as they're officially known... happen when water in the soil expands as it freezes ... which can cause a large boom... making the ground shake. officials aren't sure if what everyone felt was a "frost quake" or something else.... saying it's possible the noise and shaking were caused by a sonic boom because of possible
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central wisconsin. 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. there's no question, animals can offer a special kind of support in stressful or tragic situations. but one pelion woman is getting through difficult days with a different kind of furry friend by her side.... a deer. donna aaron took in roscoe p. coltrane... after he was roughed up by some dogs. shortly after... she took in her father... to nurse him, 24- hours a day as he ends his battle with dementia. aaron calls roscoe a godsend... to act as a "therapy buck" during this trying time. donna 33 aaron is licensed to do wildlife rescue for lexington
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of natural resources. she did all the necessary paperwork through d-n-r to keep roscoe legally. still to come... craving chicken and waffle fries? you're not alone. some chick-fil-a fans are going the second mile... for a chance at some
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gervais. the chain is offering the first 100-people in line a year supply of free meals. following a stream of bad news... chipotle is finally seeing some positive light... after multiple e-coli outbreaks tied to the restaurant chain... chipotle says it is confident that the crisis is coming to an end. chipotle's c-e-o says its executives met with officials from the centers for disease control and prevention last week. he says the
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the c-d-c will soon declare the e-coli outbreak over. plus... chipotle is taking additional measures to make sure its food is safe, including having more of its ingredients go through centralized kitchens. and a pizza restaurant in charlotte has gone viral after its owner posted this letter in the business. it explains the decision to switch to gender-neutral restrooms... the stores owner says she was inspired after talking to single parents... parents of children with disabilities and members of the l-g-b-t community. the restaurant is now receiving letters of support from as far as norway and australia. looks like a celebrity couple has some baby news... crysty can you tell us more... the hilton family is about to get a little bigger. nicky hilton announced she's pregnant with her first child. nicky and her husband... james rothchild... married in july. nicky has been quoted for saying she wanted children... but "not right away" although this news may have come sooner than she expected - a source
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hiltons are delighted. khloe kardashian is tweeting out to fans that she's "fine" ...following an emergency flight landing in las vegas... officials say there were reports of electrical smell in the cockpit before the plane she was on landed. the american airlines plane was on its way from l-a to new york... as the kardashian was scheduled to appear on "good morning america" in new york.... to promote her new t-v show "kocktails with khloe" that premieres next week. some hollywood stars are hoping to hear their names this morning when the oscar nominations are announced. some names already getting some buzz this award season... "the martian" and "the revenant." and of course, everyone's waiting to see if the film's star... leonardo dicaprio can finally take home... what many see as a long overdue oscar. you can catch all the glitz and glam... on saturday, february 28th... when the
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a-b-c columbia. still to come... we're thinking about your furry friends this morning... and giving you a reason to bundle them up for those cool temps... next in your day in history. stay
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main and gervais. 33 let's check out the day in history. -continental congress ratifies the treaty of paris in 1784-albert schweitzer is born in 1875-diana ross and the supremes perform their final concert in 1970 today
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pet day... organize your 33 house day... and national hot pastrami sandwich day. that's all 33 the time that we have for the first hour of good morning columbia. but we're coming
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good morning, columbia. today is thursday, january 14. the stage is set in north charleston for tonight's gop debate. the latest on the match-up and the candidates campaigning across the state. plus explosions overseas. we're following developments on a possible terror attack out of indonesia. and will lotto fever finally fizzle out? find out where some lucky winners are waking up millionaires. "good morning, columbia" starts captioning provided by caption associates, llc www.captionassociates.com. crysty: good morning, columbia. thank you for waking up with us on this thursday morning. i'm crysty vaughan. >> rochelle: and i'm rochelle
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the time's now 6:00. be. >> crysty: 6:00 a.m. if you are getting ready to get the kids out the door, we want below freezing. >> rochelle: i play not have any lead. let's turn things over to meteorologist jonathan kennedy for what you can expect. >> jonathan: it's been a cold start for every day and much of january which is expected, but even temperatures a little bit below average for us the last couple mornings. we will finally see warmer air coming our way but before we get to this afternoon we have colder air to deal with. 28 in camden, 30 in the capital city, 29 at wrecks i ton. a couple spots above freezing but those are outliers, those areas are having wind so it feels just as cold for locations not seeing wind. calm conditions w wh the wind at
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elsewhere around 5 to 10 miles a hour. for the most part we will see wind out of the southwest largely due in part to the high pressure system to the south. clockwise flow around it will bring winds for us in south carolina and that will bring warm air which is obviously what we've been looking forward to for the last week and a half, it's been rather chilly especially in the morning hours. cold this morning, clear skies across the southeast. notice some disturbances across the northern half of the country toward the midwest. low pressure system in the gulf of mexico, that is what we are watching for the potential rain chance. as we move forward in time, clouds move in, no rain in the forecast but a few clouds move in late tonight and this rain really engulfs the southeast as we head through the day tomorrow. good chance of rain for friday but for your thursday we are looking at a beautiful day, lots of sunshine, highs in the low to mid-60s and light breeze outs
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a pleasant afternoon. take advantage of it, days like this will be very few as we head through the next couple weeks. we have a cold air outbreak coming our way, take advantage of the sunshine today. >> rochelle: good advice. i will definitely heed the warning because i could use a little sunshine. >> jonathan: get as much vitamin d as we can. crysty: we want to give you a quick traffic update as you head out and about this morning. >> rochelle: there is good news at the top of the hour, no incidents to report in and around the city. we will keep our eyes on the road and will update you if anything happens. rochelle: abc columbia wants to help you jump start your day. >> crysty: we have a quick rundown of your top morning headlines. we will get started with vote 2016. the stage is set for tonight's republican presidential debate in north charleston. fox business network has confirmed seven of the top-polling candidates will take the main stage tonight. they are donald trump, ben
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marco rubio, governors chris christie and john kasich andnd former governor jeb bush. that debate kicks off at nine tonight at the north charleston coliseum and performing arts center. invited to the earlier undercard debate are carly fiorina, former governor mike huckabee, former senator rick santorum and senator rand paul. paul says he will not take part in the debate saying he will only participate in what he calls "first-tier debates." before heading to the lowcountry, two republican presidential hopefuls will stop right here in the capital city. >> rochelle: rick santorum and mike huckabee will be making an appearance at the palmetto senior show down at the state fairgrounds. the event starts at 9:00 this morning in the new goodman building. from there, santorum will head to the the citadel in charleston to sit down with attorney general alan wilson as a part of his presidential forum series. >> rochelle: and democratic presidential hopeful bernie sanders' campaign is kicking off its "historically black colleges
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at south carolina state university. that's going to be at 7:00 at the barbara a. vaughn fine arts center. sanders, along with fellow democratic presidential hopefuls hillary clinton and martin o'malley, will be here in columbia on monday to take part in "king day at the dome." rochelle: religious and civil rights leaear jesse jackson is busy criss-crossing the state encouraging people to head to the polls next month. >> crysty: jackson will take part in the "rally-to-the polls" event at usc aiken today before heading to bamberg to speak on medicaid expansion. jackson spoke on the u.s. healthcare system during a stop last night in columbia. >> they must attack the problem and not attack each other. so much name-calling and one liners and entertaining, we need citizens, black and white, need and deserve medical care. >> crysty: jackson will continue to travel the state this week
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and working to help people register to vote. crysty: donald trump is responding to governor nikki president barack obama's state of the union address. >> rochelle: in it haley cautioned against following the siren call of the angriest voices and trump wasting no time addressing the apparent jab. >> one of the commentators said to me that nikki haley, very nice woman, she said i'm an angry person. person. i thought and i said i am, i'm very angry because i hate what is happening to our country. i am angry. very angry. >> rochelle: governor haley says she stands by what she believes and hopes the american people can take away the meaning behind the remark. haley says she is strongly opposed to trump's proposed ban on muslim immigrants but says he's not the only presidential candidate she doesn't agree with. >> you know i have disagreements with other presidential
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bush passed common core and marco rubio believes in amnesty which i don't, there's lots of things, so what i would say to mr. trump is, don't take it personally. >> rochelle: haley is considered to be on the short list of potential republican vice presidential nominees. she says she has plenty to get done right here in south carolina so a possible vp nod is not something that's on her mind but it's also not something she's ruling out. still a possibility at this point. >> crysty: all eyes on south carolina. >> rochelle: that's true. crysty: still to come, breaking news out of indonesia. >> rochelle: we're following developments in what officals are calling a terror attack in downtown jakarta. >> jonathan: and clear and cold start to your day, we will see warmer temperatures this afternoon. details next. stay with us, we are live from main and gervais. live from main and gervais this is good morning columbia with crysty vaughn, rochelle dean, and weather with meteorologist
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good morning columbia. >> jonathan: and just about 10 after 6:00 on this thursday morning, temperatures cooling into the 20s in the last few minutes. we're at 29 downtown. expect temperatures to warm up, we will see lots of sunshine, much like we have seen all week. winds flip from out of the south and southwest today, that will give us more warm air to enact on. we're looking for a high of 68,
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tonight, won't be the case tomorrow so soak up the sun as much as you can today. rochelle: here's a quick look at stories that are making headlines across the country. we're also following developing news of a deadly attack in jakarta, indonesia. officials say there's was a terror attack where at least three suicide bombers exploded themselves outside a starbucks and shots were fired at a nearby police station. officials say at lease two people have been killed in addition to the bombers. of course, we'll continue to cover this developing story and bring you more updates as they become available. rochelle: new details are coming out about the lafayette theater shooter. john russel houser is accused of killing two people and injuring nine others last july before turning the gun on himself. investigators found his journal at the m mel where he was staying before the shooting. in it, houser praised charleston shooter dylan roof, saying, "thank you for the wakeup call dylann." roof stands accused of killing nine parishioners at emanuel ame in charleston back in june. rochelle: and it's a dismal start to the year on wall
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the s&p down 10% from its analysts say it's a market correction. the down lost more than 300 points before closing yesterday, that's within 25 points of its own correction level. going to turn things over to happening in the world of sports. hey, crysty. crysty: carolina and clemson both in action last night on the basketball court. and clemson coach dabo swinney wins another award. mike gillespie has your sports minute to win it. >> martin and company going on the road to alabama with a perfect season on the line, 15-0, 2-0 in the sec, but this guy named morris, he averages 6 points a game decides to hit his first five points, hall not a great night for carolina, 73-50,
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the gamecocks 15-1, 2-1 in the sec. not a great night for carolina basketball but fantastic for clemson basketball, taking down the blue devils. they have now won back toack against top 25 opponents for the first time since 1981, that's the year i was born. and coach swinney wins the coach of the year award. that will do it for your minute to whip it. crysty: still to come, no lucky jackpot winners here in south carolina. but that doesn't mean south carolina isn't benefiting from last night's drawing.
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main and gervais. rochelle: welcome back to good morning, columbia thanks for waking up with us on this thursday morning, your time is 6:17. >> jonathan: let's take a bite out of your morning menu, sponsored by bojangles'. this years "indie grits" festival is sending the messagee that we're "soutcarolina strong" following october'r' historic flood. today at the bicentennial park, organizers are presenting granting funds for the festival as part of their "connected communities" initiative. this will start at 3:00 this afternoon. they'll also be announcing that this years theme is "waterlines." organizers for "indie grits" are encouraging filmmakers, artists and photographers to document and represent the south carolina flood from their perspective. >> rochelle: nice way t t see
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>> jonathan: it will be interesting to see what product comes out of that. rochelle: and we're also getting ready for the 40th round of this years "spoleto festival usa." charleston is the focus of the internationally known arts festival and they'qe unveiling the schedule with a number of productions. one being a multimedia production commemorating the victims of the shootings at emanuel ame church back in june. tickets for the festival start going on sale today. you can start getting your tickets. another event, the weather, looks like it will be better. >> jonathan: yes, should be a nice forecast. if you are camping out at chic-fil-a, it will be cold. i think we had 70 people already in line. a warm forecast this afternoon, not so much this morning. you might need layers, it will be nice and warm. 62, it will feel warmer because
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56 with rain throughout the day. friday clear and back to rain sunday and cooler air next week. >> rochelle: we will take it as it comes. rochelle: we're checking out what will be making headlines later today. >> jonathan: here's crysty vaughan with your "look ahead." >> crysty: hey, guys, thanks for joining us, looks like neither of you won the power ball. those of you with "lotto-fever" are waking up to some disappointing news. three winners will be splitting that record breaking $1.6 billion powerball jackpot. last nights winning numbers were 4, 8, 19, 27 and 34 with the powerball number, 10. you can see the scene outside the california 7-11 in chino hills where one of those winning tickets was sold. and lottery officials say two more winning tickets were sold in tennessee and one in florida. the identity of the winners are unknown at this time. probably will stay that way for
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the good news about all of this due to those soaring powerball numbers, the education system is benefiting tremendously. to take that into perspective, a dollar lottery ticket that is bought translates into 40, to 43 cents that goes straight into the classroom. this being a sure bet the legislature will allocate the funds to help improve your child's education. >> i would think there would be greater assistance for k-12. there will be greater assistance for public libraries. there will be more college and university solarships >> crysty: she adds that more school busses will most likely be bought, in hopes of replacing an aging fleet. all positive attributes to the education of south carolina it makes all of us bought that money feel better that it wasn't all for waste.
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bad thinking who bought tickets. looking at $2 tickets you are looking at 86 cents and crysty bought a lot. >> crysty: i'm for education, all my money went there because it didn't come back to me. >> rochelle: it's definitely going in the right place even if we didn't win. thanks, crysty. rochelle: still to come, it's south carolina lawmakers top priorities for 2016. and their plans to make things better for our state. stay with us. we're live from main and gervais. in today's "techbytes" -- skype celebrating its tenth anniversary with a brand-new calling feature. >> new video conference calls from all the mobile devices.
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the next weeks. ford has unveiled a new concierge service. >> drivers will be able to book advanced parking and arrange ride-sharing trips. and you can now take a tour of the world's largest model railway exhibit without leaving home. >> apparently, google maps has captured every detail. it consists of over 8,000 miles of track. it reminds me of mister roger's neighborhood. >> but it isn't. we'll just wear a sweater and say, those are your "techbytes." >> have a great day, everyone.a symptoms kept coming back on my long-term control medicine, i talked to my doctor and found a missing piece in my asthma treatment. once-daily breo prevents asthma symptoms. breo is for adults with asthma not well controlled
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>> jonathan: it's a cleartart with a chance of rain tomorrow. low pressure out of the gulf of mexico will ride up the east coast and bring us a good chance of rain. it will stay all rain. notice the big cold air pocket as the moisture is moving through. nothing to worry about in the way of anything frozen, just rain coming our way and likely moves out by friday and will be nice and dry by the time we get to your saturday forecast.
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warm up, small one. crysty: lawmakers across the street from us at the state house have another busy day ahead of them. top concerns on this year's agenda: education and the state's infrastructure. >> rochelle: damage from october's flood has heightened the awareness of the need for infrastructure repair. but officials say rebuilding the state's roads and bridges will require reforming the department of transportation. acting d.o.t. secretary christy hall will face a confirmation hearing next week. a number of lawmakers have praised hall and say they have confidence she can turn the agency around. rochelle: meanwhile, governor nikki haley is revealing her plans for improving education. haley wants to offer students the chance to graduate from college debt-free while providing up to $200 million a year to maintain and build schools. under the proposal college students will be able to receive $7500 in tuition scholarships for four years if they commit to working eight years in a district with high teacher turnover rates. rochelle: and a senate
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help terminally ill patients get better access to experimental drugs. >> crysty: the "right to try" bill has already received a key approval. if made a law, the bill allows patients to have access to drugs that are not yet fda approved but have passed phase one of the fda's approval process. >> if they give their consent, an informed consent that they know the consequences, the possible downside and the upside then they have the right to get into this new drug and give them one more chance to survive. >> crysty: this bill does protect treating physicians from liability. the fda says the administration may permit the use of an experimental therapy, but the sponsor ultimately decides whether or not to provide experimental therapies to patients. this is some legislation we will follow, our jennifer ready was further the sub committee. >> rochelle: still a lot of
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discussion at this point. we will see what develops. crysty: still to come, will the gop candidates clash in north charleston? >> rochelle: we'll have the latest on tonight's republican debate.
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gervais. >> there's no debate more heated than the issue of abortion. >> but have the extremists monopolized the discussion and made compromise impossible? >> if you don't fit with a republican pro-lifer or a democrat pro-choicer, you're the enemy. >> what most of us actually agree on when it comes to abortion... >> the way left or the way right is too extreme, and i think most people are right there in the middle.
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thursday crysty: good morning, columbia. thank you for waking up with us on this thursday morning. i'm crysty vaughan. >> rochelle: and i'm rochelle dean. we're live from main and gervais. the time right now 6:31. >> crysty: we have good news later in the date weather wise but right now the bad news is temperatures are below freezing. >> rochelle: you may have to start out earlier, start the car, makes sure you can get a good jump start on your day because it's will be a chilly one and thingng look like they may be getting better as we go through the remainder of the day but we have to get there first. for more on what you can expect here is meteorologist jonathan kennedy. how are things looking? >> jonathan: very cold right now, so it's clear skies for us,s, no fog, no rain to worry about but it will be quite cold as you head out. temperatures dropping into the 20s for several spots including right here in downtown. 29 in the capital city, 29 in
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airport, wagner down to 27. most everybody else in the 30s, low 30s, couple spots above freezing still but those are actually our locations that are seeingind. that wind, even if it's relatively light 5 to 10 miles a hour, makes a difference, gets more air mixing and prevents it from cooling down. those areas seeing the wind, winnsboro, saluda, are staying a little warmer. we will see the wind out of the southwest and that should allow us to see warmer air come our way, all courtesy of the high pressure to the south. it has brought us dry air the last couple days, noticesally the cloud cover,ut this will funnel the system here. in addition to the low out of the gulf, that will ride up the east coast and bring us a good chance of rain for your friday forecast but no rain in the forecast for your thursday. we will stick with the rain free
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tomorrow, mainly around lunchtime and carries over into the early evenings hours, i think by the time we get to saturday a much drier forecast will be coming our way and saturday looks similar to today where we will see lots of sunshine, highs in the 60s and a warm up for us as we get toward the end of the week and start of the weekend. it's been cold for us all week, we've seen a lot of sun but we have warmer temperatures to go with the sunshine. >> crysty: it will be nice to see a warm up. it will be summer compared to when we've seen highs in the 30s. >> jonathan: we deserve it and will see it very soon but we have to brace for the cold this morning. >> rochelle: it will help wake you up if nothing else. thanks, jonathan. crysty: we want to give you a quick traffic update as you head out and about this morning. >> rochelle: there is still good news, no incidents to report in and around the capital city but as always we are keeping our eye on the road and pass along anything to you that will affect your morning commute. abc columbia wants to help you
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rundown of your top morning headlines. we will start with vote 2016. the stage is set for tonight's republican presidential debate in north charleston. fox business network has confirmed seven of the top-polling candidates will take the main stage tonight. they are donald trump, ben carson, senators ted cruz and marco rubio, governors chris christie and john kasich and former governor jeb bubu. the debate kicks off at nine tonight at the north charleston coliseum and performing arts center. invited to the earlier undercard debate are carly fiorina, former governor mike huckabee, former senator rick santorum and senator rand paul. however, paul says he will not take part in the debate saying he will only participate in what he calls "first-tier debates." before heading to the lowcountry, two republican presidential hopefuls will stop right here in the capital city. >> rochelle: rick santorum and mike huckabee will be making an appearance at the palmetto senior show down at the state fairgrounds. the event starts at 9:00 this morning in the new goodman
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from there, santorum will head to the the citadel in charleston to sit down with attorney general alan wilson as a part of his presidential forum series. rochelle: and democratic presidential hopeful bernie sanders' campaign is kicking off its "historically black colleges and universities tour" tonight at south carolina state university. that's going to be at 7:00 at the barbara a. vaughn fine arts center. sanders, along with fellow democratic presidential hopefuls hillary clinton and martin o'malley, will be here in columbia on monday to take part in "king day at the dome." rochelle: turning to crime, columbia police have made an arrest in a weekend shooting in the vista. >> crysty: police have charged 23-year-old michael robinson with murder in the death rodney francis, iii. officials say francis' body was found early saturday morning in the 1000 block of lady street. crysty: and the woman suspected in jewelry store robberies across the south is expected in court today for a bond hearing. 24-year-old abigail lee kemp is
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jewelry outlet stores including those here in south carolina. investigators say she would tie up sales people at gunpoint and then steals watches and diamonds. officials estimate she's made off with nearly $400,000 in jewelry. crysty: a new police chief will soon report for duty in the town of north. >> rochelle: that's right. current elloree assistant chief, lin shirer, will take over next tuesday. last year former chief mark fallow and the town's two officers all resigned following fallout with the new mayor patty carson. fallow had said carson asked him to violate standards and micro-managed his department. a story that continues to develop. we will keep you abreast of the changes there. crysty: still to come, just because it's january, doesn't mean you can't get outside and have some fun. >> rochelle: who says so. we're talking about taking a wild ride thanks to a winter wonderland. >> jonathan: feels like winter but it won't be a winter
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temperatures i ithe 20s as you wake up, sunshine and warmer air to go with it this afternoon.
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main and gervais. >> jonathan: 6:41 on this thursday morning. many locations in the 20s at this point, likely to see other spots to cool down below
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look for sunshine, highs of 62. we will see winds out of the southwest, the main reason we will see the warm up, we have seen sun for most of the week. tonight we will see lows a little warmer tonight, 38, so not as cold as you wakakup tomorrow morning which is obviously good news but we will have rain on the way tomorrow but no rain today. >> crysty: and look for the warm up in the 60s. break out the short sleeves. not really, but on a scale of where we have been, that's great news. we are not seeing snow which is probably good news for folks like me who like living in the south. but snow lovers and businesses relying on winter weather are waking up to a late christmas gift in the southern part of maine. >> jonathan: yes, this winter wonderland means big business for the local tubing place "seacoasasadventure." the park was previously resorting to fall activities like its ropes course to support the business.
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at "smiling hill farm." because the snow means cross-country skiers can hit up their 20 kilometers of trails. and it looks like more gifts are on the way because officials say the colder air means that snow is there to stay. >> crysty: it looks like a winter wonderland. >> jonathan: we've seen a lot of snow in the country but not the southeast. we are seeing a system this weekend that could bring snow in the upstate but for now just rain for us. >> crysty: when you say "snow" everybody's alarms went off. you are saying probably not in the midlands. >> jonathan: not here, just right. >> crysty: we will stick to rain. thanks, jonathan. 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. it's still not too late to tatale those new years
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moloney is here to show us how to jump-start those 2016 fitness goals. >> reporter: if you need some extra pep in your step, check out the app "spring." it syncs music to your jogging pace like having a personal dj. and it tracks your pace. think of it as pandora meets fitbit. another app "charity miles" helps you take care of the world while you take care of yourself. choose a cause from the vast list and the app will donate as you work out. on a bike your charity gets 10 cents for every mile you ride. if you run, you donate a little more -- 25 cents a mile. tired of feeling clueless at the grocery store? shopwell scans nutrition labels and rates food before you put it in your cart. stuff that's bad for you will get a low score. best of all, all these apps aree free, so you can slim down while your wallet stays fat. for consumer watch, i'm mary moloney. >> rochelle: some pretty good
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2016 resolution bandwagon. rochelle: still to come, there's big changes ahead for a fortune 500 company. we're finding out what it means for the businesses future. stay with us.
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gervais. >> jonathan: 6:46, waking up with freezing temperatures. at least it will be a dry, sunny
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wind out of the southwest, we will see the wind shift bring warmer air, it's been out of the north the last couple days which has been a big part why we have been cool. we are also watching the low down towards the gulf of mexico, bringing rain toward the houston, gavel i stop galveston and ride up the coast towards us. rochelle: there's big company. general electric says it's moving its headquarters to boston. ge's ceo says the decision came after reports that connecticut intended to raise their tax rate another $750 million. ge says boston is a better environment for the company and adds they're receiving an incentives package for the move. rochelle: hong kong is announcing it will "phase out" the sale of ivory in the city. this is according to hong kong's leader, chief executive leung
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address. activists are applauding the government's decision and lawmaker, elizabeth quat, who has called for a complete ban on ivory is urging the government to "execute this commitment without delay." rochelle: we have a recall to pass along with you this morning. the product website qbp is recalling their "stolen series bmx bicycles." the bicycle's front wheel can detach due to improperly fitting retention washers, posing as a fall hazard to the rider. consumers should immediately stop using the bicycle and return them to the store they purchased it from for a free inspection and free replacement wheel retention washers. rochelle: now let's turn things over to crysty for a look at what is making headlines in hollywood. >> crysty: we're finding out who is up for hollywood's biggest honors but first, who's up for the worst, plus, we're getting a sneak peak into some superstar reunions. with more in today's showbiz wrap here's abc's brandi hitt. >> i know what i'm doing. >> reporter: reunited and the fans are freaking out! >> it was hard just to get us
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earth at the same time to do this work. >> reporter: it has taken more than a decade to get david duchovny and gillian anderson back together on television for "the x files." the sci-fi drama ran for nine seasons and spawned two feature films. at the l.a. premiere anderson said the timing of the new series is all about the show's never-ending search for truth. >> people are in a mode of telling the truth. they want truth. >> what is this a union thing? [gunshot] >> reporter: but if you thought the x-files was creepy, this big screen reunion looks terrifying! >> lee, stay calm. i'm right here. >> reporter: the trailer debuted for the new george clooney/julia roberts movie "money monster." clooney plays a tv host taken hostage on during a live broadcast and roberts plays his producer. this one also has major star power behind the camera -- it's directed by jodie foster. and with awards season now underway, we're finding out who's up for the 2016 razzies!
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pack for most nominations -- the film is up for worst picture, worst actor and worst actress among others. and check this out -- last year's best actor and actress oscar winners eddie redmayne and julianne moore both up for razzies this year. and that's what's happening in hollywood. i'm brandi hitt, abc news, los angeles. crysty: still to come, calling all cuddle bugs. we've got the perfect spot for you to get cozy. stay with us.
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gervais. >> there's no debate more heated than the issue of abortion. >> but have the extremists monopolized the discussion and made compromise impossible? >> if you don't fit with a republican pro-lifer or a democrat pro-choicer, you're the enemy. >> what most of us actually agree on when it comes to abortion... >> the way left or the way right is too extreme, and i think most people are right there in the middle.
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thursday >> jonathan: about 6:53, clear skies, no fog, nothing to worry about too much besides the cold air. right now 29 downtown, 29 lexington, a couple spots above freezing, wind borrow, saluda just above freezing, but you factor in light winds, feels like 24 downtown. other areas in the low 20s, a cold start but we will see warmer air come our way as soon as this afternoon. >> crysty: thanks, jonathan. with this cold weather we would
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have the perfect place for you to snuggle up. a farm in virginia is looking for goat snugglers. that's no joke. the farm in albemarle county expects about 90 newborn goats by mid-february. they're looking for volunteers who will snuggle and feed all those babies. newborn goats have to be bottle-fed four times a day and they must be kept warm. no experience needed. the farm says all volunteers who'd like to snuggle the little baby goats are welcome. what a cute little story. you look like you are in shock a little bit. >> crysty: i'm just kind of stuck on the fact that, you know, in the wild obviously goats and baby goats figure this out. >> rochelle: that's true, where is the mama? >> crysty: where is the mama, do we really need people to do this? >> rochelle: there seems to be a lot of them, maybe they need help. they are so cute. bottle feeding them four times a
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i know our toking to photog said she would do it if it wasn't so far away. crysty: still to come we're thinking about your furry friends this morning. >> rochelle: and giving you a reason to bundle them up for those cool temps next in your day in history. >> jonathan: you need to bundle yourself to go out this morning. we will see temperatures in the 60s this afternoon.
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main and gervais. >> jonathan: cold start to your thursday, lots of sunshine, high near 60. rain comes our way tomorrow, back to sunshine saturday and back to rain sunday to round out the weekend. >> rochelle: a nice ending to the weekend, seeing temperatures go up a little bit. rochelle: let's check out the day in history. the continental congress ratifies the treaty of paris in 1784. albert schweitzer is born in 1875. and diana ross and the supremes perform their final concert in 1970. >> crysty: today is thursday, as rochelle called it friday eve, we like to call it that. but it also dress up your pet day, organize your house day
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