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have a great monday. 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. cold temperatures to start off this monday morning so you'll want to bundle up before you head outside... yeah... and it doesn't look like those cool temps are set to rise any time soon... for more on what you can expect for the remainder of the day... lets turn things over to
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33 we want to give you a quick traffic update as you head out and about this morning.and good news at the top of the hour... there are no incidents to report in or around the capital city. but as always, we will continue to
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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 vote 20-16. the democratic presidential hopefuls are coming off their last debate before voting begins in iowa in two weeks. hillary clinton, bernie sanders, and martin o'malley tangled in the debate in charleston hosted by n-b-c. hot-topic issues such as gun control, the economy and health care dominated the debate. the candidates also reflected on voter support. just over a week ago clinton received the endorsement of the chairman of the congressional black caucus... and is beating sanders more than two to one among minority voters. but sanders isn't concerned, saying his congressional record and stance on criminal justice system will put him on
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and while 33 sanders hinted at an upset in iowa and new hampshire... a new poll shows nationally, clinton still holds a crushing lead over her competition. clinton has a 59-percent support from democratic primary voters nationwide. the nbc-wall street journal poll finds that's compared to 34-percent for sanders. but sanders would do better than clinton in a hypothetical match-up against donald trump. based on a separate poll by the same organizations, sanders would beat trump by 15- points, compared to clinton's ten-point advantage. and on this martin luther king day... the democratic presidential hopefuls are heading here to columbia next. hillary clinton, bernie sanders, and martin o'malley will all participate in king day at the dome. the event includes a
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and a rally at the state house. that rally is set to start at 10:15. if you're looking to attend today's event... honoring martin luther king... the city's parking garages will be open to the public for free. those garages are the lady street, washington street, sumter street, taylor street, and cannon street garages. lincoln garage, park street garage and arsenal hill garage... will also be open for no charge for the event. in addition, street meters will not be enforced today.33 new this morning... the richland county sheriff's department is investigating an armed robbery. it happened at the video express... located at the 27-hundred block of two notch road. investigators say the suspect entered the store and presented a handgun and demanded money. the suspect shot the victim in the lower body. he suffered non-life threatening injuries. officials say the victim was
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fire at the suspect... possibly striking him... before fleeing the scene. the sheriff department says a man did show up at the hospital with a gunshot wound... but no other details are available at this time. the south carolina law enforcement division is investigating its first officer-involved shooting of the year. a sled spokesperson says it happened early saturday morning in santee. orangeburg county sheriff's deputies responded to an incident at a nightclub, and someone shot at a deputy. the deputy, who was not hurt, returned fire. berry says it's not known if the deputy hit anyone, because the car the person was in, drove away. he says there is no dash-cam video of the incident. sled took over the investigation, per o-c-s-d's request. last year, there were 48 officer involved shootings here in south carolina. and we now know the name of the man killed friday night, when he was hit by two cars on garners ferry
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county coroner says 52-year-old samuel ferrell had been living in shelters in the columbia area. his family lives in chester county. columbia p-d is investigating. still to come... the democratic presidential hopefuls square off in south carolina. we're bringing you all the highlights from last night's debate.a clear and cool start to your monday. expect abundant sunshine but highs only in the 40's today.
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and gervais. 33 here's a quick look at stories that are making g headlines across the country. the dedecratic presidential hopefuls are coming off a
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charleston. a-b-c's megan
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from last night's debate. 33 the carolina panthers just keep pounding. crysty has more on a playoff victory. plenty of weekend drama on the football field for the carolina panthers and on the basketball court for the gamecocks. tim hill has
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minute to win it. 33 and like tim said... its another big win for the panthers. the 31-to-24 victory over the seattle seahawks seals their seat in
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sunday. and because of the panther's win over tampa bay... krispy kreme is offering a special deal: a dozen original glazed donunu for just 3.99. and let's hope the panthers can keep it up... because this deal runs every monday after a panther victory. still to come... it's martin luther king day. how the capital city is honoring the civil rights leader.a clear and 33 cool start to your monday. expect abundant sunshine but highs only in the 40's today.
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and gervais. keynote speaker.... the celebration will include performances from logan elementary school and keenan high school. this will take place at the martin luther king junior park and community center at four this afternoon. and sumter is holding a "martin luther king junior dream walk" today... that's right... this is the 16th annual walk to honor doctor martin luther king juniors legacy... it's a three mile lk starting and ending at the u-s-c sumter nettles
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starts at 8:30 and the walk begins at 9:30... and last but not least... the newberry college is also celebrating the legacy of martin luther king junior through the entire week... college faculty, staff and students will serve in the newberry community... hold a vigil... and have worship and performances. todays event includes the m-l-k vigil celebration at the campus building, "holland hall."... this starts at seven
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public. 33 we're checking out what will be making headlines later today. here's crysty vaughan with your "look ahead." some carolina students are rolling their sleeves up on their day off from classes...to support a good cause. u-s-c hosted one of two days of service in honor of martin luther king day. we caught up with about 52 students, who were helping out at god's storehouse off shakespeare road. the roof has been leaking at the business since october's historic flooding. and to show some community support... students cleaned up, and got
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carolina 33 students will have another day of service this saturday. still to 33 come... it's time to lace up those ice skates. before
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away... 33 lace up those ice skates... because today is the last day to take advantage of that's right... if you haven't done so already, you'll want to get out there before it melts away... and many of you may have the day off work and school for m-l-k day... so no better time than now. the rink opens at four and closes at nine... tickets are eight dollars for adults and five dollars for children ages 12 and under. and from skating to larping... a game expo is bringing hundreds to columbia. the south carolina area role-players and board gamers hosted its annual four-day convention this weekend... organizers say as many as 500 people come out to play each day. that includes some
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the 33 convention continues today... they'll be gaming from eight this morning until six. it's at the medallion convention center on garners ferry road. 33 still to come... some presidential hopefuls are making their way to the palmetto state today... just in time for an m-l-k celebration at the state house. a clear and cool start to your monday. expect abundant sunshine but highs only in the
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from main and gervais. temps are set to rise any time soon... for more on what you can expect for the remainder of the day... lets turn things over to
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33 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. we start with vote 20-16. the democratic presidential hopefuls are coming off their last debate before voting begins in iowa in two weeks. hillary clinton, bernie sanders, and martin o'malley tangled in the debate in charleston hosted by n-b-c. hot-topic issues such as gun control, the ecomy and health care dominated the debate. the candidates also reflected on voter support. just over a week ago clinton received the
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the congressional black caucus... and is beating sanders more than two to one among minority voters. but sanders isn't concerned, saying his congressional record and stance on criminal justice system will put him on the path to victory. and while 33 sanders hinted at an upset in iowa and new hampshire... a new poll shows nationally, clinton still holds a crususng lead over her competition. clinton has a 59-percent support from democratic primary voters nationwide. the nbc-wall street journal poll finds that's compared to 34-percent for sanders. but sanders would do better than clinton in a hypothetical match-up against donald trump. based on a separate poll by
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sanders would beat trump by 15- points, compared to clinton's ten-point advantage. and on this martin luther king day... hopefuls are heading here to columbia next. hillary clinton, bernie sanders, and martin o'malley will all participate in king day at the dome. the event includes a march along washington street and a rally at the state house... all in honor of martin luther king. that rally is set to start at 10:15. if you're looking to attend today's event... honoring martin luther king... the city's parking garages will be open to the public for free. those garages are the lady street, washington street, sumter street, taylor street, and cannon street garages. lincoln garage, park street garage and arsenal hill garage... will also be open for no charge for the event. in addition, street
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today.33 and while the democratic hopefuls make their way to the capital city... some republican presidential candidates are also taking time to reach out to voters in south carolina. donald trump and senator ted cruz were in myrtle beach the this weekend... attending the south carolina tea party coalition convention. ben carson, mike huckabee, carly fiorina and rick santorum also took part in the event. the convention puts the candidates face to face with conservative grassroots leaders and voters. and presidential candidate mike huckabee left the campaign trail yesterday, instead taking up post behind the pulpit at trinity baptist church in cayce. 33 the republican is a former southern baptist pastor. he's also an accomplished bass player... huckabee played with the t-b-c cayce choir and praise band. the former governor of arkansas says while church should not be
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of faith should not be afraid to get involved in government. and doctor ben carson will be in west columbia today reaching out to voters. he'll be sitting down with attorney general alan wilson... as a part of his presidential forum series. that's going to be at the brookland banquet and conference center... today at 5:30. stiti to 33 come... a path of destruction. we'll have the latest on damage left behind from a deadly weekend tornado.a clear and cool start to your monday. expect abundant sunshine but highs only in the 40's today.
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and gervais. good morning. topping "america's money" -- gas for less than 50 cents. >> well, for a while yesterday thth was the price at a northern michigan town, the result of a price war. >> prices are back to normal now but analysts with oil adding to the worldwide glut prices like
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ride along and see something other than star wars. ride along 2 brought in $34 million. >> and revenant was second and star wars was third. finally, an incredible honor for the late david bowie. >> one of his album has reached the top of the charts. black stars was released two days before his death. it sold 181,000 albums bumping adele out of the top spot. and that's "america's money." if you're looking to save money on your medicare part d prescriptions, walgreens says, carpe med diem. seize the day to get more out of life and medicare part d. just switch to walgreens for savings that'll be the highlight of your day.
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33 the 33 weather was fairly mild here in the midlands this weekend... but in florida, it's a whirl of damage and heartache due to a tornado... yeah... two people were killed and four children were hospitalized after a twister toppled through three counties in florida lastst night... two people even had to be pulled out from the rubble. luckily, they both are expected to be okay. the tornado also caused extensive damage to homeme.. and knocked multiple trees
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we're now 33 going to turn our attention to your health. rochelle dean has a look at what is making headlines in the medical community. the internet is where many teens get their music fix these days... but a new study shows some online music videos could be loaded with dangerous messages for kids... with more...
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johnson... still to 33 come... a home expos is taking over columbia... and we're asking the experts for some helpful tips on a few fix ups... a clear and cool start to your monday. expect abundant sunshine but highs
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gervais. 33 the experts. the 20-16 home expo took over the convention center over the weekend. local to national companies answered questions on siding, sheet rock and back splashes. of course this year, is a little different.... following october's historic flooding... with experts eager to help
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their feet. 33 the home expo wrapped up yesterday... and also included free design consultations on home improvement. "the forcrc is falling at the box office. crysty tells us more. that's right rochelle. "ride along two" has knocked "star wars" from its top weekend box office spot. the comedy with ice cube and kevin hart is expected to make more than 34-million dollars in its opening weekend. leonardo dicaprio's thriller "the revenant" remained in second place, raking in more than 29-million. but the force is still strong... "star wars" rounding out the top three at the box office... and bringing in an estimated 25- million dollars. and we're wishing a happy belated birthday to betty white. the actress turned 94 over the weekend. white has worked in showbiz since the 1940s.... but is probably best known for her role as sweet and clueless rose on "the golden girls." white was recognized in the
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edition for having the longest tv career for a female entertainer.... and shows no sign of slowing down. white says, "retirement" is not in her vocabulary. and the country band "back road anthem" is taking time to remember their late band mate craig strickland.... with two tribute concerts. strickland was found dead after he went missing from a duck hunting trip... during a powerful storm. after a successful tribute concert saturday... the band held another one yesterday. both concerts sold out. there's more to come on good morning columbia. including a look at your day in history.a clear and cool start to your monday. expect abundant sunshine but highs only in the 40's today.
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33 let's check out the day in history. -post-world war i peace confrence begins in paris in 1919-nhl is integrated in 1958-"mandy" is barry manilow's #1 pop hit in 1975 today is... martin luther king junior day... national winnie the pooh
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coffee day. that's all 33 the time that 33 we have for the first hour of good morning columbia. but we're coming right back. so be sure to stay with us.
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gervais. . captioning provided by caption associates, llc www.captionassociates.com. crysty: good morning,
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thank you for joining us on this monday 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: thank you for joining us, many of you may have the morning off. we want to warn you, if you are heading out, bundle up. >> rochelle: the worst part of the news is it's not going anytime soon. old man winter has reared his ugly head and he's not going to leave. we'll turn things over to jonathan kennedy for what you can expect for the rest of the morning. >> jonathan: that's because you called him "ugly." >> rochelle: he's not the nicest up. >> jonathan: let's look at what is happening outside. right now 32, we're at freezinin downtown, 28 in camden. in sumter. we're seeing a cooler pocket to the east which is atypical from what we see. we are likely to see
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most everybody. a couple spots falling below that as we speak. winds right now won't help us out too much, wind out of the west at around 5 to 10 miles a hour in some spots but when it's this cold it's going to add a little extra wind chill factor, feels like 29 downtown, 24 newberry, 24 saluda. even those areas not our coldest spots are seeing stronger winds so it actually feels colder than some of the other areas where it's colder on the thermometer. the wind chill making it colder and we will see that through the day. i think the wind will shift out of the northwest as high pressure builds in from the west and northwest and that will impart that northerly flow and shift the wind, that will pull much colder air into the southeast and especially into the carolinas. this front moves off the coast, that doesn't bother us, there's
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we're seeing a few snow showers toward the ozarks, memphis seeing snow. closer to home across the smoky mountains as you get towards on the western side of ashville and east side of knoxville, the mountains seeing a few snow showers, extreme highest elevations this morning but for us in the midlands nothing to worry about at all. clear skies, smooth sailing, lots of sunshine but not a lot of warmth to go with it. highs only in the mid to upper 40s by this afternoon and we will stick with the cool conditions through the next couple days. even the warmest time of the day it will be chilly. 20 for the low tonight. we will see several spots in the teens. everybody will see wind chill in the teens and high of 42 with a low around 20 tonight. cold start to the week, rain coming but it will be warmer when the moisture comes through so we tonight have to worry about any -- we don't have to worry about any frozen
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>> crysty: layer up. >> jonathan: it will still be cold at noon, probably still a lot of spots in the 30s. >> rochelle: you lost me, my mine is still stuck on wind chills in the teens. that's what is playing in my mind. it will be cold. >> jonathan: very coal, especially tonight. crysty: we want to give you a quick traffic update as you head out and about this morning. >> rochelle: here are some trouble spots that you might encounter if you are getting ready to head out. the south carolina highway patrol is reporting a collision on i-77. we will have information as it becomes available. >> in the northbound lanes of i-77. we will keep you updated if anything else pops up. rochelle: abc columbia wants to help you jump start your day. >> crysty: we have a quick rundown of your top morning headlines. we start with vote 2016. the democratic presidential hopefuls are coming off their last debate before voting begins in iowa in two weeks.
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and martin o'malley tangled in the debate in charleston hosted by nbc. hot-topic issues such as gun control, the economy and health care dominated the debate. the candidates also reflected on voter support. it was just over a week ago clinton received the endorsement of the chairman of the congressional black caucus and clinton is beating sanders more than two to one among minority voters. but sanders isn't concerned, saying his congressional record and stance on criminal justice system will put him on the path to victory. >> sanders: as secretary clinton well knows, when this campaign began, she was 50 points ahead of me. we were all of 3 percentage points. guess what? in iowa, new hampshire, the race is very, very close. >> crysty: and while sanders hinted at an upset in iowa and new hampshire, a new poll shows nationally, clinton still holds
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competition. >> rochelle: clinton has a 59% support from democratic primary voters nationwide. the nbc-wall street journal poll finds that's compared to 34% for sanders. but sanders would do better than clinton in a hypothetical match-up against donald trump. based on a separate poll by the same organizations, sanders would beat trump by 15 points, compared to clinton's 10 point advantage. >> rochelle: and on this martin luther king day, the democratic presidential hopefuls are heading here to columbia next. hillary clinton, bernie sanders, and martin o'malley will all participate in king day at the dome. the event includes a march along washington street and a rally at the state house all in honor of martin luther king. that rally is set to start at 10:15. and if you're looking to attend today's event honoring martin luther king, the city's parking garages will be open to the public for free. those garages are the lady street, washington street, sumter street, taylor street,
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lincoln garage, park street garage and arsenal hill garage will also be open for no charge for the event. in addition, street meters will not be enforced today. of course, if you come across a street with bags on the meters hat say no parking, heed those warnings. rochelle: new this morning, the richland county sheriff's department is investigating an armed robbery. it happened at the video express located at the 2700 block of two notch road. investigators say the suspect entered the store and presented a handgun and demanded money. the suspect shot the victim in the lower body. he suffered non-life threatening injuries. officials say the victim was able to retrieve a gun and fire at the suspect possibly striking him before fleeing the scene. the sheriff department says a man did show up at the hospital with a gunshot wound but no other details are available at this time. rochelle: the south carolina law enforcement division is investigating its first
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year. a s.l.e.d. spokesperson says it happened early saturday morning in santee. crysty: orangeburg county sheriff's deputies responded to an incident at a nightclub and someone shot at a deputy. the deputy, who was not hurt, returned fire. officials says it's not known if the deputy hit anyone, because the car the person was in, drove away. officials says there is no dash-cam video of the incident. s.l.e.d. took over the investigation, per ocsd's request. last year there were 48 officer involved shootings here in south carolina. crysty: this morning we now know the name of the man killed friday night when he was hit by two cars on garners ferry road at i-77. the richland county coroner says 52-year-old samuel ferrell had been living in shelters in the columbia area. his family lives in chester county. the columbia police department continues to investigate. crysty: still to come, a huge step for the united states and iran. >> rochelle: we have the latest
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the end of sanctions for iran. >> jonathan: we have a cold start to your monday. we will see lots of sunshine. highs only in the 40s today. i'll have details next. stay with us, we are live from main and gervais. announcer: live from main and gervais, this is good morning columbia with crysty vaughn, rochelle dean and weather with
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good morning, columbia! >> jonathan: 6:12 on your monday
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below freezing downtown, we're just at 31, we're likely to be much, much colder before we head into tonight. before tomorrow we have to get through today, high of 48. that's the warmest time. a lot of events going on for martin luther king, we'll be in the 30s for much of the hours, eventually climb into the mid to upper 40s. we will see a lot of sunshine that will bring sensible warmth for us, it will be coal. we lose the warmth, at least most of it. lows tonight under clear and cold conditions. rochelle: here's a quick look at stories that are making headlines across the country. the u.s. embassy says it's working in full cooperation with iraqi authorities to find several americans who have gone missing in iraq. local media reports three americans were kidnapped by militias in baghdad while on their way to the airport. the missing americans haven't been identified. three americans released by iran
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germany where they're being medically evaluated. another detainee has chosen to remain in iran and a fifth has already arrived home in massachusetts. two of the free detainees are jason rezaian and fromer u.s. marine amir hekmati. in exchange of the americans' freedom, the u.s. pardoned or dropped charges against seven iranians serving time for or accused of sanction violations in the u.s. rochelle: and the search for 12 missing marines from downed helicopters continues this morning. the marines were aboard two transport helicopters that crashed in hawaii last week. searchers have spotted debris, but so far, no signs of the two aircrafts' crew. the coast guard says it doesn't intend to call off or suspend the search. rochelle: shifting gears to sports, the carolina panthers just keep pounding. crysty, what can you tell us about the weekend playoff victory? >> crysty: plenty of weekend drama on the football field for the carolina panthers and on the basketball court for the
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morning's sports minute to win it. >> wilson and the usc women's basketball team a perfect 17-0 after a big win over texas a&m. the gamecocks give up a lay up in the final seconds, it ties the game and then the aggies lose their mind. usc would miss 8 free throws but wilson gets the right number. 17-0 carolina, they go on the road in the sec this week. cam newton will stay at home, they will host their first ever championship game in charlotte. it's the first time since 2005 after jumping out to a big
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onto hold off seattle 31-24. i'm tim hill. that's your abc columbia minute to win it, hope it gets your week off to a good start. >> crysty: all right, thank you, tim. to come, it's martin luther king day. how the capital city is honoring the civil rights leader.
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main and gervais. rochelle: welcome back to good morning columbia, thank you for waking up with us. your time is 6:18. >> jonathan: let's take a bite out of your morng menu, sponsored by bojangles'. it's mlk day and today the city of columbia's holding their 28th annual "dr. martin luther king, jr." celebration. this year university of south carolina's president, dr. harris pastides, will be the keynote speaker. the celebration will include performances from logan elementary school and keenan high school. this will take place at the martin luther king, jr., park and community center at 4:00 this afternoon. and that's not the only event honoring martin luther king happening in the midlands today. >> rochelle: that's right. a few things going on. the columbia urban league is hosting its annual "keeping the legacy alive breakfast" this morning at 8:00. that's going to be at the brookland banquet and conference center. this year's theme: "empowering south carolina graduates for 21st century global career opportunities." south carolina state superintendent of education molly spearman will be the keynote speaker at this morning's breakfast. rochelle: and it's time to
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zumba instructors from across the city are uniting to celebrate martin luther king for its annual "dancing for the dream" class. the class runs from 10:30 this morning until 12:30 at dutch square center. and the best part it's all free. and if you are behind on some of the new year's resolution, maybe getting fit, and shake your groove a little. >> jonathan: and get the energy going, it will be chilly. starting around freezing which is where we have been over the last couple weeks but it won't be as warm this afternoon. we will see lots of sunshine, highs only climb to 48 today and you see that steady little climb, but just not much of a top end for the forecast, but we day. that's good. if you will be out at those events, it's will be lunchtime before we get into the 40s. with the wind it will feel chillier, bundle up as much as you can, a lot of the events are
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be sure to dress appropriately. >> rochelle: we will make a climb but not as high. >> jonathan: that's right. rochelle: we're checking out what will be making headlines later today. >> jonathan: here's crysty vaughan with your "look ahead." >> crysty: we have a day ahead of us full of events honoring martin luther king, jr. the celebration of the civil right's leader started early down at the koger arts center. that's the sound of the "martin luther king, jr. gospel festival." the festival featured the brookland baptist gospel choir, and pastor shaw jones and "the believers," an all-male gospel quartet from rockford, alabama. organizers say they are proud to hold the event each year. >> it's a great program and program we've done for many years. we're very proud that this gospel fest, we reach out to people in the community and we
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and civility for all. >> crysty: the program also featured remarks by the reverend chris leevy johnson, a university graduate and director of leevy's funeral home. so a lot of event taking place over the weekend and a full day ahead here even right across the street from us at the state house on king day at the dome. >> rochelle: a lot of ways to get out and honor the legacy of dr. king if you can get out. rochelle: still to come, it's time to lace up those ice skates. might want to get out there soon before an icy attraction melts away. stay with us, we are live from main and gervais. hey there in today's "techbytes" a delay for next generation apple watch. >> the al ch watch 2 was likely
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but an online report that the company pushed back that date. no comment from apple this is amazon echo, the wireless speaker and voice command device that controls smart devices around your home and now it can now read to you. >> having it read to you is free but does sound a bit robotic. and google is training its most high-tech robot to help around the house, his name is'ian, he's 6'2" and walks on two legs. >> ian has competed in the u.s. military robot olympics. he he's getting very good at vacuuming. ian work on cooking. >> and laundry.
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>> have a great day. >> crysty: thank you so much for waking up with us on this chilly monday morning. >> rochelle: oh, yeah. >> crysty: lace up those ice skates because today is the last day to take advantage of main street ice. >> rochelle: that's right, if you haven't done so already, you'll want to get out there before it melts away. and many of you may have the day off work and school for mlk day so no better time than now.
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closes at 9:00. tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for children ages 12 and under. and from skating to larping, a game expo is bringing hundreds to columbia. the south carolina area role-players and board gamers hosted its annual four-day convention this weekend organizers say as many as 500 people come out to play each day. that includes some people from other countries. >> it's one on one interaction, people have met each other, they become friend, interact with each other. a lot of people say what video game is more important, without board games, video gaming wouldn't be possible. board games is great. >> rochelle: the convention continues today they'll be gaming from 8:00 this morning until 6:00. it's at the medallion convention center on garners ferry road.
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action of everything. >> crysty: looks like they are having a good time. >> rochelle: lots of action. crysty: still to come, some presidential hopefuls are making their way to the palmetto state today. >> rochelle: just in time for an mlk celebration at the state house. stay with us.
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gervais. crysty: good morning, columbia. thank you for waking up with us on this monday morning. i'm crysty vaughan. >> rochelle: and i'm rochelle dean. we're live from main and gervais. your time right now is 6:31. >> crysty: we know many of you have the day off for mlk day. if you have plans we warn you you have to bundle up and there have to be several levels. >> rochelle: scarves, gloves, a lot of people may not have to go to work or school but they may be around for celebrations. for more of what to expect, let's turn things over to meteorologist jonathan kennedy. >> jonathan: yes, we are seeing the same temperatures a a we saw last week but we won't warm up as much as we did last week. even with sunshine highs are expected to top out in the 40s.
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below freezing for most locations around town. right at freezing in newberry at 32. 28 in camden, that's our coldest spot as of right now. we'll warm up throughout the day but as i mention it will be a slow, gradual warm up. temperatures well below normal throughout the day. we are starting out pretty seasonable for january standards, below normal by this afternoon by 10 degrees. wind out of the west and southwest, 5 to 10 miles at the moment and that will allow us to see even cooler air, it will feel colder for much of the area as we move throughout the morning. wind chills in the low to mid-teens, a very chilly start regardless where you are starting out. we will see a lot of sunshine, high pressure to our west and northwest. that will bring northerly winds and that is bringing more of the lake effect snow for much of the great lakes.
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ozarks, arkansas, memphis, but also snow a little closer to home for the smoky mountains in north carolina into tennessee. for us in the midlands nothing to worry about, not a cloud in the sky. obviously with no cloud cover we won't see any precipitation and we will stay with a dry forecast. temperatures a little below average only in the mid to upper 40s, it's will be colder tonight than it is right now. we will see lows around 20 degrees, much, much colder air, high of 42, even with the sunshine and as we move later in the week temperatures bounce back closer to normal but we bring back the chance of rain thursday into friday. >> rochelle: what is normal in january? >> jonathan: 56. >> rochelle: at this point you don't know, you started out 60s and 70s. then we dropped down to the high 20s, now 30s and 40s and now back to 20s. >> jonathan: it's a roller coaster but leveling things out
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will be on the lower end for sure. >> rochelle: get ready for it. >> crysty: thank you, jonathan. >> rochelle: yes. crysty: we want to give you a quick traffic update as you head out and about this morning. >> rochelle: here are some trouble spots that you might encounter. the south carolina highway patrol is reporting a collision on i-77. we do not yet have details concerning any injuries as of right now. >> crysty: this incident will be at mile marker 22 in the northbound lane and we will continue to keep our eyes on the road and update you if anything else pops up for your morning commute. rochelle: abc columbia wants to help you jump start your day. >> crysty: we have a quick rundown of your top morning headlines. we start with vote 2016. the democratic presidential hopefuls are coming off their last debate before voting begins in iowa in two weeks. hillary clinton, bernie sanders, and martin o'malley tangled in the debate last night in charleston hosted by nbc. hot-topic issues such as gun control, the economy and health care dominated the debate.
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voter support. it was just over a week ago clinton received the endorsement of the chairman of the congressional black caucus and is beating sanders more than two to one among minority voters. but sanders isn't concerned, saying his congressional record and stance on criminal justice will put him on the path to victory. >> sanders: as secretary clinton well knows, when this campaign began, she was 50 points ahead of me. we were all of 3 percentage points. guess what? in iowa, new hampshire, the race is very, very close. >> crysty: and while sanders hinted at an upset in iowa and new hampshire, a new poll shows nationally, hillary clinton still holds a crushing lead over her competition. >> rochelle: clinton has a 59% support from democratic primary voters nationwide. the nbc-wall street journal poll finds that's compared to 34% for sanders. but sanders would do better than
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match-up against donald trump. based on a separate poll by the same organizations, sanders would beat trump by 15 points, compared to clinton's 10 point advantage. and on this martin luther king day, the democratic presidential hopefuls are heading here to columbia next. hillary clinton, bernie sanders, and martin o'malley will all participate in king day at the dome. the event includes a march along washington street and a rally at the state house all in honor of martin luther king. that rally is set to start at 10:15. >> crysty: and if you're looking to attend today's event honoring martin luther king, the city's parking garages will be open to the public for free. those garages are the lady street, washington street, sumter street, taylor street, and cannon street garages. lincoln garage, park street garage and arsenal hill garage will also be open for no charge for the event. in addition, street meters will not be enforced today. but pay close attention to those
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meters down town that say no parking. crysty: and while the democratic hopefuls make their way to the capital city, some republican presidential candidates are also taking time to reach out to voters in south carolina. >> rochelle: donald trump and senator ted cruz were in myrtle beach the this weekend attending the south carolina tea party coalition convention. ben carson, mike huckabee, carly fiorina and rick santorum also took part in the event. the convention puts the candidates face to face with conservative grassroots leaders and voters. presidential candidate mike huckabee left the campaign trail yesterday, instead taking up post behind the pulpit at trinity baptist church in cayce. >> rochelle: you heard it right there. the republican is a former southern baptist pastor. he's also an accomplished bass player. huckabee played with the tbc cayce choir and praise band. the former governor of arkansas
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mixed up in politics, people of faith should not be afraid to get involved in government. rochelle: and dr. ben carson will be in west columbia today reaching out to voters. he'll be sitting down with attorney general alan wilson as a part of his presidential forum series. that's going to be at the brookland banquet and conference center today at 5:30. >> crysty: a lot of things going on. >> rochelle: between parades and presidential candidates coming to the palmetto state, it will be an interesting day to star crysty: still to come, houston, we have a problem. >> rochelle: it's a spacecraft coming in for a hard landing. >> jonathan: and a clear and cold start to your monday. we will see a lot of sunshine today. i will let you know what to expect in your monday and the stay with us, we are live from main and gervais. announcer: live from main and gervais, this is good morning
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rochelle dean and weather with meteorologist jonathan kennedy. good morning, columbia! "i knew at that point that god himself rescued me." "god had a reason for her to be there." "it's only because of god's grace that i'm sitting here." "i can only say that the lord sent an angel and removed lisa from the car." "god can conquer everything,
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sick." >> jonathan: 6:42 on your monday morning. if you are heading out early, be sure to bundle up. wind chills in the mid-20s, likely warm up in the 40s but with the wind it will feel cooler than that, even though we will see a lot of sunshine, still a chilly monday forecast. really cold air comes our way tonight, we will see clear skies and that will allow us to cool down. there are parts to our north
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lows and any wind chills will make it worst. >> rochelle: just frigid. >> jonathan: especially as you head out tomorrow morning. it will be chilly today and throughout the day, wear warm clothes but keep it handy. >> crysty: we are going to talk a little space. >> jonathan: that's right. >> crysty: nasa's rocket landing ends in a "flop" and it's all been caught on video >> jonathan: yeah, the privava space-x company launched an unmanned rocket that put a satellite in space yesterday. but things went downhill when the rocket attempted its secondary goal to land upright on the platform in the pacific. space-x didn't elaborate what went wrong but they tweeted that the rocket hit the platform too hard and broke a landing leg. that was the fourth such failure for the company. so, still working out the kings but, you know, you have to figure out the problems before you can fine the solutions. >> crysty: walk before you can crawl or crawl before you can walk. >> jonathan: or just fly in space.
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>> jonathan: it's space surgery, it's tough. >> crysty: space is tough. 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. time is running out for those affordable care act applications. and the columbia richland library is here to help you with any questions that you may have about health care coverage. they're also providing free guidance to take you through the application process at various locations this week. today consultations are taking place at ladson's chapel family life center starting at 10:00 this morning, and running until 1:00 this afternoon. the final deadline for aca applicaitons is the 31st. >> rochelle: if you are seeing more older mothers, it's because
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become mothers. the cdc says the average age of women having their first child has risen to 26. back in 2000, it was just under 25 years old. researchers say this is partly because there are fewer mothers under the age of 20. rochelle: still to come, finger-lickin' good is the motto. it's a new hot and spicy kick to your southern fried chicken. that story coming up next.
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main and gervais. >> rochelle: welcome back to
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thanks for waking up with us on this monday morning, your time 6:49. those of you on a health kick for your new year's resolutions have something to look forward to. chick-fil-a is officially releasing their "superfood" menu item today for something tasty and healthy. it's a new salad with the combination of kale, and broccolini all tossed in a maple vinaigrette with dried cherries and an assortment of nuts sprinkled on top. sound delicious. this is replacing their coleslaw side item. rochelle: and another popular fast food chain is adding a food item to the menu that looks "finger-lickin' good." kfc is whipping up some chicken with a little more kick. it's "nashville hot chicken" and this item also comes out today. it pays homage to a popular local specialty in nashville. kfc will offer the spicy chicken at all of its more than 4,000 u.s. stores. rochelle: now let's turn things over to crysty for a check of what's making things hot in hollywood.
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court, a rap artist angrily walks off the stage during their concert, and it's a family affair for the premier of an upcoming television show. here's abc's elizabeth hur with today's showbiz wrap. >> reporter: it's one booking singer nick carter didn't want. the backstreet boy has a date in court after an alleged barroom brawl. >> relax. relax. >> reporter police in key west, florida, took this video after the fracas allegedly spilled out onto the street. carter faces a misdemeanor battery charge after allegedly grabbing a bouncer by the throat. he's free on $1500 bail. >> reporter: lil wayne had a big problem while singing at a fashion show in milan. he stopped in mid-performance -- adding a few obscenities before throwing down his microphone and storming offstage. no word on what made wayne complain. >> reporter: it was a family
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cable tv series "vinyl" about the recording industry in the 1970's. >> it was just a good, wild time. >> reporter: mick jagger is the executive producer and also proud papa of james jagger who stars as a rock singer! >> he was, like, "remember what you're doing, remember where you're at." >> reporter: was the rolling stone a "rock" of inspiration? >> oh, i didn't tell him anything, he had to do his own research. look up here, i'm in heaven >> reporter: finally, fans will have to find their own ways to say goodbye to david bowie. the singer died of cancer a week ago yesterday at age 69. bowie's family announced that their memorial for the superstar will be private. and that's what's happening in hollywood. i'm elizabeth hur, abc news, los angeles. crysty: still to come, it's a day of honor for martin luther king, jr. how communities are coming together to celebrate his legacy that story is next.
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main and gervais. "i knew at that point that god himself rescued me." "god had a reason for her to be there." "it's only because of god's grace that i'm sitting here." "i can only say that the lord sent an angel and removed lisa from the car." "god can conquer everything, even death itself." "i love god
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sick." >> jonathan: 6:54 on your monday morning, waking up, temperatures below freezing but not as below freezing as some other locations. we were not necessarily warm but
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especially to the north, north carolina still seeing snow in the mountains, snow toward the ozarks. parts of the upper midwest won't get above zero even later today. 48 for the high today, high pressure will bring sunshine but not all that much warm air so we will stick with the chilly forecast but it could be a lot worse and colder than even tonight. >> crysty: we'll take your word for it, i'm not sure it could get much worse. looks like jonathan is right, the temperatures will continue to go down. if you are headed out today, bundle up. it is martin luther king day. there are many events across the midlands today to honor the civil rights' leader's legacy. but we aren't the only ones. >> rochelle: in our nation's capital all national parks will be free. there will be a wreath laying ceremony at the martin luther king, jr., national memorial this morning. fbi director james comey will be the guest speaker at that event. the holiday was established during the reagan administration
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in 1986. the day always observed on the celebrates the birthday of king which is january 15. rochelle: still to come, your morning pick-me-up is taking another level. >> crysty: boy, is it. we have a gourmet twist to get you started next in your day in history. >> jonathan: lots of sunshine will warm us up, i'll let you know how warm and what to expect for the rest of the seven day
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main and gervais. >> jonathan: a chilly monday morning forecast, highs of 48 today but it will take a while to get there. we will see lots of sunshine through the start of the week and through the midweek forecast. tonight a low of 20, maybe stuck in the 30s tomorrow. i think we will get in the low 40s but struggling to do that. 50 on wednesday and kind of in the mid-50s for the end of the week but bring back the rain chances for thursday into friday. >> rochelle: at least it's not cold and rainy, there is some silver lining. rochelle: let's check out the day in history. post-world war i peace confrence begins in paris in 1919. the nhl is integrated in 1958. and "mandy" is barry manilow's
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back in the day. >> jonathan: i've only heard that song one time. >> rochelle: it's a classic. >> jonathan: you were singing it and i didn't know the song. >> crysty: but you knew it. >> jonathan: i didn't know it. i said i don't know what it is. >> crysty: have you heard of barry manilow? >> jonathan: i have heard of him. >> crysty: today is martin luther king day and folks will be celebrating across the street. >> rochelle: stay warm. good morning america is next. good morning, america. the final showdown. the democrats face off for the last time before the first votes are cast. >> i'm going to defend president obama. >> hillary clinton and bernie sanders battling over health care and guns. >> he voted against the brady bill five times. >> sanders fires back on her
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