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>> stay with good morning columbia. thanks for joining us. i'm eric weisfeld. and i'm rochelle dean. we're live from main and gervais. the time's now 5:00. 33 it is frigid outside this morning so you'll definitely want to bundle up before you
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it is below 33 freezing... and it doesn't on expect in today's lets turn
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jonathan we want to 33 give you a quick traffic update as you head out and about this morning. and good news. there are no trouble spots to report on the roads in or around the capital city. but we'll be sure to keep an eye on the roads and keep you updated 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. presidential hopefuls on both sides of the political fence are busy criss- crossing south carolina. doctor ben carson sat down with attorney general alan wilson yesterday in west
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his presidential town hall series. carson says hot-button issues such as gun control, health care and immigration should be guided by evidence, not ideology. but on a personal level, carson says he is full of faith. 33 meanwhile... faith... is getting republican presidential hopeful donald trump into some hot water. while visiting one of the most prominent christian universities in the country... liberty university... trump referred to scripture in the bible's "second corinthians" as "two corinthians." it's a moment that shows stark contrast between his competition... ted cruz... who is known to weave scripture into his speeches. speaking of cruz... iowans will soon be seeing a lot more of the presidential candidate. a well-funded outside
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house hopefuls have purchased two-point-five-million dollars worth of t-v ad time. the ads come less than two weeks before iowans are set to gather for the first official balloting of the 20-16 presidential election. expect to see those same adds here in south carolina, next week. south carolina's first in the south primary is february 20th. all three democratic presidential candidates are coming off a busy day campaigning in south carolina. hillary clinton, bernie sanders and martin o'malley all attended yesterday's "king day at the dome." to honor the legacy of doctor martin luther king... democratic hopefuls vow to continue his work.... including when it comes to strengthening education.
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supports a debt free college plan.... while senator bernie sanders promotes a tuition-free plan for public colleges and universities. hillary clinton also took time to address education... and its ties to a day dedicated to doctor king's legacy. it's a 33 message echoed by civil rights leaders present at yesterday's event. activists say they have shifted their sights on education inequity here in south carolina. n-double-a-c-p members say a minimally adequate education system is not enough... and that every student deserves the same high level instruction and learning environment. a goal that , activists say, isn't possible,
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participation. 33 just last week governor nikki haley rolled out a new initiative for education reform, but it'll be legislators who have the final say on what's passed into law. lawmakers we've spoken with expect education to be a top priority during this legislative session. new this morning... officals with the columbia fire department are investigating the cause behind an early morning house fire. it happened in the one-hundred block of olde springs road. this is a developing story... but we'll be sure to bring you more details as they become available. and after days of searching... four life rafts believed to be aboard two military helicopters that collided off hawaii have been retrieved. according to the u-s coast guard... some of the rafts were inflated... but it's not clear how that happened. rescuers have expanded their search for 12 marines... including 22-year old sergeant jeffrey sempler of woodruff, south carolina... missing since their two
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into each other thursday over the waters of oahu. it's a community coming together in spartanburg county... as the search for the missing marines continues. friends and family of sergeant sempler gathered for a vigil. family members remember him as an excellent student and dedicated marine. so far... the coast guard says there are no signs of survivors from the crash... but, the search continues. the coast guard is asking people along the hawaiian island of oahu to alert the marines if they find debris connected to the collision. 33 still to come... it's a war of words between the g-o-p presidential front-runners. we'll have the latest on vote 20-16.clear skies and bitter cold air this morning.expect a
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and gervais. 33 here's a quick look at stories that are making headlines across the country. the race to the white house is heating up... less than two weeks before voters in iowa head to the polls to cast their vote. a-b-c's megan
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20-16. 33 things are also heating up on the basketball court.
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from the world of sports. it's turning into a special basketball season in our area, and not just for carolina and clemson. tim hill explains
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minute to win it. 33 still to come... we're planning ahead. what we're
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historic flooding. the palmetto health richland trauma center is collaborating with u-s-c's school of social work for an eight-week session of tai chi classes starting today. it's designed to improve cardiovascular fitness and muscular strength. you must be 60 years of age or older to participate... classes are being held tuesdays and thursdays through march 10th... at the lourie center. lessons are free... and start at 10 in the morning and run until 11.... and from tai chi to yoga... there's a new trend catching on that's giving "yogis" an extra incentive to stay active...
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the country... yoga classes are making their way into breweries "bendy brewski" is just one of these new "yoga and beer" facilities... located in charleston, south carolina. and while the teaching remains traditional... the classes tend to attract newbies... especially those who want to get a cool beer after they've conquered the downward dog... and we've got a reason for you to indulge on a salty favorite today... it's national popcorn day.... and your in for a bargain because cromers is offering up some "poppin' good deals"... all day... visitors who spend 10 dollars at the store will
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making headlines later today. here's eric with your "look ahead." columbia residents have the opportunity to speak out about preventative measures relating to future flooding... "the community input and recovery project" is holding a series of six meetings to gather feedback from residents. public input from the meetings is being used to compile a technical report that is specific to the county and will include strategies for lessening the effects of future flooding. residents are encouraged to bring photographs and other information to document flooding in their communities.... following octobers historic flood. the first meeting is tonight at andrews park... starting at five thirty and runs until military job seekers and family members are invited to attend a "military career and resource fair" today... local employers and employment representatives will be on hand... as well as resources for v-a benefits, behavioral health, homeless veterans, health wellness and more. this is taking place at orangeburg armory. it starts at
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two. times running out for those affordable care act applications... and the columbia richland library is here to help you with any questions you may have about health care coverage... it's also providing free guidance to take you through the application process at various locations this week. today, consultations are taking place at bluff road park... starting at five this evening and running until seven. the final deadline for a-c-a applicaitons is the 31st.still to come... it's still to 33 still to come... it's furniture for a cause... find out how a local charity is getting a generous donation from one big business...
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from main and gervais. revenue for the charity... which is used to help clothe, feed and minister to those in need. and the oliver gospel mission is also doing its part to help out those in need this winter. we're facing some brutal cold temperatures. just a reminder, if you or someone you know is in need of shelter from the cold... the oliver gospel mission is reaching out to the homeless population here in the midlands. in addition to the 43-beds available each night... an additional 32-mats are available when the temperature drops below 40-degrees. that's located on taylor street. transitions also operates an inclement weather center... when the temperatures drop below 40 degrees. that shelter is
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street. still to 33 still to come... the road to the white house is passing through south how the presidential hopefuls are vying for your vote... as the first-in-the south primary
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gervais. midlands... and it doesn't look like it's going to get much warmer today. for more on what we can expect in today's forecast... lets turn
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jonathan kennedy. 33 we want to give you a quick traffic update as you head out
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good news. there are no trouble spots to report on the roads in or around the capital city. but we'll be sure to keep an eye on the roads and keep you updated 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. presidential hopefuls on both sides of the political fence are busy criss- crossing south carolina. doctor ben carson sat down with attorney general alan wilson yesterday in west columbia. it's a part of his presidential town hall series. carson says hot-button issues such as gun control, health care and immigration should be guided by evidence, not ideology. but on a personal level, carson says he is full of faith. 33 just a reminder... the first in the south primary is set for february 20th. as
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leaders from both sides of the aisle are hoping to help you out... when it comes time to head to the polls. leaders from both the republican and democratic party will be speaking at "road to the white house: a conversation on the 20-16 race." they'll be speaking on the state of the 20-16 race as we head into the first february contest... and discuss what's in store for voters here in south carolina. our own ben hoover will moderate the event. that's next thursday, january 21st... at the capital city club. and there's been a shake up when it comes to the republican presidential hopefuls sharing their message with the nation... before march first's "super tuesday" vote. the republican national committee announced it has cut ties with n-b-c news and instead will partner with c-n-n for february's super tuesday debate. the decision comes after the r-n-c suspended its partnership with n-b-c news following the october 28th c-n-b-c debate in boulder, colorado.
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that debate was handled and say c-n-b-c moderators had a mean-spirited tone and presented a series of "gotcha' questions. the republican debate will now air on c-n-n on thursday, february 25th... just days before republican voters in 14-states head to the polls and caucuses for what's known as "super tuesday." back here at home... the democratic presidential hopefuls are coming off a busy day campaigning in south carolina. hillary clinton, bernie sanders and martin o'malley all attended yesterday's "king day at the dome." to honor the legacy of doctor martin luther king... democratic hopefuls vowed to continue his work. candidates spoke on strengthening education. hillary clinton also took the time to speak on gun control.. referencing the charleston
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need for change. 33 something noticeably absent from yesterday's rally... the confederate flag. civil rights leaders at the event say its removal now paves the way for work on other concerns. shifting gears... sumter police have made contact with a missing mother of two. shardae davis was last seen on friday... at her home in the ritz mobile home park. officers were called out to the home for a disturbance... and found two small children, alone and unharmed. investigators say they have spoken with davis by phone and she is okay... but says she is reluctant to come forward because of an outstanding warrant. authorities say the driver of a car speeding away from a lexington county deputy died after crashing into a tree in pelion. deputies were investigating armed robberies at two truck stops when they saw the car that matched the description of the vehicle they were looking for. investigators say the passenger who matched the description of the robber from the two truck stops survived the crash. a construction
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after falling into a 15-foot trench. according to fire officials... he was working off piney grove and fernandina roads when he fell into the trench. it took two hours to free him... and airlift him to an area hospital. still to come... here's something you usually don't hear this time of year... it's time to "hang ten." some surfers are braving the waters... to catch a wave.clear skies and bitter cold air this morning.expect a cold and sunny afternoon. details next.live from main
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33 these huge waves are catching the eyes of some california surfers looking to "hang ten"... yeah... the national weather service forecasted 14 to 16-foot surf with 18-foot sets ... off california's central coast, yesterday. those waves are set to slowly subside either by today or tomorrow. officials say that beach-goers should be aware of dangerous rip currents and powerful waves.
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coastal flooding are also possible. and high surf advisories are also in effect through today for the coasts of los angeles and santa barbara. 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. with these cooler 33 temperatures... it's that time many of you may experience the sniffling and sneezing from the common cold... but for a few tips to beat the virus... here's martha shade
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health minute... 33 still to come... we've got morning commute... prices at the pump may be hitting an all time low...
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from main and gervais. and lucky for us... thanks to the price drop for crude oil... those gas prices are also taking a dive at the pump... according to gas buddy dot com...gas prices in the midlands have dropped four cents in the past week. this brings the average to a dollar sixty seven a gallon. and those gas prices are dropping nationwide... and even causing "price wars" between two gas stations in michigan. gas prices dropped to 53-cents per gallon at a b-and-b market, so the competing station dropped prices to 49-cents per gallon. more than five- hundred people lined up to take advantage of the price drop at both stations. there were so many cars... police were called in to
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is finally speaking out following a pageant scandal. eric, what can you tell us? steve harvey is opening up about his miss universe mix- up... and coming face-to-face with the two women at the center of the controversy. harvey mistakenly crowned the wrong winner during last month's miss universe pageant. harvey sat down with the winner of miss universe for the first time since the pageant. and his interview with runner-up... ... miss colombia... is set to air today. you can catch part two of "miss universe: the truth"... today at three... right here on a-b-c columbia. model, stephanie seymour, is being charged with driving under the influence... a police report says seymour backed her s-u-v into another car at a stop sign. the report says the responding officer noted seymour was unsteady on her feet, and that she had alcohol on her breath. seymour refused all tests and was arrested, according to the report. the 47-year-old model was released on a 5- hundred dollar bond. she's scheduled to appear in
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next month. and sad news to pass along this morning... glenn frey... co-founder and guitarist for the rock supergroup... "the eagles" has died... a publicist for the band confirmed frey died yesterday in new york city. his death is due to complications from rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis and pneumonia. fellow eagle... don henley... said in a statement, quote, "he was like a brother to me... the bond we forged 45 years ago was never broken." glenn frey was 67 years old. there's more coming up on good morning columbia... including a look at your day in history... stay with us. we're live from main and
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allen poe is born in 1809 -production begins on toy story in 1993-first mcdonalds drive-thru opens in beijing in
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memory day... new 33 friends day... 33 and national popcorn day.33 that's all 33 the time that we have for the first hour of good morning columbia. but we're coming right back. so be sure to
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columbia. we are glad you are with us on a tuesday, thank you for waking up with us. i'm eric weisfeld. >> rochelle: and i'm rochelle dean. we're live from main and gervais. the time's now 6:00. >> eric: it's a cool 6:00 a.m. >> rochelle: it will be a chiller. >> eric: dare we say that. jonathan says it's the coldest. >> rochelle: it makes you want to go find all the scarves and bank et cetera. >> eric: and get back in bed and cover up your head. >> rochelle: let's turn things over to jonathan kennedy. >> jonathan: this is one that you need all the motivation you can get, one thing is wrong, go back to wed bed, it's not worth it. it will be a very cold start for every one. temperatures at 23 right now downtown, elsewhere in the teens.
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teen numbers, you get the quarterback numbers on the temperature gauge it will be very warm on the thermometer this morning. wind are light but we are still seeing a wind chill with wind around 3 to 5 miles a hour, that does make a difference when it's that cold. that will make for a very cold start for a lot of locations this morning. 16 in camden, 18 columbia. 14 in newberry. 17 in st. matthews. the thermometer is below freezing. once it gets below freezing it doesn't matter at that point. we see implications with any water, it will be frozen. we are seeing a dry set up, a few icy puddles but the roadways look dry because we haven't seen rain in the last couple days. good news there. we don't have to worry about widespread ice. it will be very cold when you head out. looking for clear skies, no cloud cover to speak of in the
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carolina or georgia. we're looking on the other side of the mountains for cloud cover, that will be the case today but also the next couple days. expecting lots of sunshine for us but it will be very cold. even with the sun this morning into this afternoon we will only warm up to 40. it will be a very chilly forecast. notice the cooler air toward nashville, we have a substantial snow system that will come and bring decent snow fall. this won't bring snow for us, if we see any implications from that system, that system will modulate and eventually bring us rain chances later in the week. no rain chances today, it will be cold, sunny, we will see lots of blue skies, highs in the upper 30s for areas in the north, 40s for us at home. a much, much colder day today even than what we saw yesterday or have seen in the previous couple weeks. it's been a while since we've seen temperatures this cold in the morning and also that cold in the afternoon as well.
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and remember it is january. >> jonathan: it is january. >> eric: it's snowing in a lot of other places. >> rochelle: it could be worse. my thermostat is getting a work out. >> jonathan: minneapolis is minus five. >> eric: we are good. >> rochelle: we are good. it's better than what we are dealing with, that's just insane. >> eric: let's see what we are dealing with on the roadways. >> rochelle: here are some trouble spots that you might encounter. the south carolina highway patrol reporting a tree that is in the roadway on i-77. >> eric: at mile marker 24 in the northbound lanes. we will keep an eye on that and other issues on the road. should there be any we will give you updates as you head out. rochelle: abc columbia wants to help you jump start your day. >> eric: we have a quick rundown of your top morning headlines. presidential hopefuls on both sides of the political fence are busy criss-crossing south carolina. dr. ben carson sat down with attorney general alan wilson yesterday in west columbia. it's a part of his presidential
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carson says hot-button issues such as gun control, health care and immigration should be guided by evidence, not ideology. but on a personal level, carson says he is full of faith. >> this is one time when the american people must absolutely think for themselves. and if we do that and ask god for wisdom, the right thing will happen. >> eric: meanwhile, faith is getting republican presidential hopeful donald trump into some hot water. >> rochelle: while visiting one of the most prominent christian universities in the country liberty university, trump referred to scripture in the bible's "second corinthians" as "two corinthians." it's a moment that shows stark contrast between his competition ted cruz who is known to weave scripture into his speeches. rochelle: speaking of cruz, iowans will soon be seeing a lot more of the presidential candidate. a well-funded outside group helping gop white house hopefuls
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of tv ad time. the ads come less than two weeks before iowans are set to gather of the 2016 presidential election. expect to see those same ads here in south carolina next week. south carolina's first in the south primary is february 20th. right around the corner. rochelle: all three democratic presidential candidates are coming off a busy day campaigning in south carolina. >> eric: during our 12:30 news they were behind us. hillary clinton, bernie sanders and martin o'malley all attended yesterday's "king day at the dome." to honor the legacy of dr. martin luther king, democratic hopefuls vow to continue his work including when it comes to strengthening education. >> we need to take actions that make quality educations a reality for every child in america regardless of his or her zip code. >> eric: former governor martin o'malley supports a debt free college plan while senator bernie sanders promotes a tuition-free plan for public
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hillary clinton also took time to address education and its ties to a day dedicated to dr. king's legacy. >> clinton: this day is devoted to improving education and i hope for the sake of the children of south carolina, progress is possible. >> eric: it's a message echoed by civil rights leaders present at yesterday's event. >> rochelle: activists say they have shifted their sights on education inequity here in south carolina. the naacp members say a minimally adequate education system is not enough and that every student deserves the same high level instruction and learning environment. a goal that, activists say, isn't possible without community participation. >> if you're really interested in taking care of our children, what's next is making sure that you vote in every election, make sure you're registered and go out and vote no matter what the conditions are here in south carolina.
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a new initiative for education reform, but it will be legislators who have the final say on what's passed into law. lawmakers we've spoken with expect education to be a top priority during this legislative session. rochelle: new this morning, officals with the columbia fire cause behind an early morning house fire. >> eric: it happened in the 100 block of olde springs road. this is a developing story but we'll be sure to bring you more details as they become available. eric: after days of searching, four life rafts believed to be aboard two military helicopters that collided off hawaii have been retrieved. according to the u.s. coast guard, some of the rafts were inflated but it's not clear how that happened. rescuers have expanded their search for 12 marines including 22-year-old sergeant jeffrey sempler of woodruff, south carolina, missing since their two military helicopters crashed into each other thursday over the waters of oahu. it's a community coming together in spartanburg county as the search for the missing marines continues.
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sempler gathered for a vigil. family members remember him as an excellent student and dedicated marine. so far the coast guard says there are no signs of survivors from the crash but, of course, the search continues. the coast guard is asking people along the hawaiian island of oahu to alert the marines if they find debris connected to the collision. sad situation. >> rochelle: but one that is changing by the hour and hopefully if they have not found any debris there is hope. eric: still to come, a city-wide search. >> rochelle: the latest on the efforts to find three missing americans overseas. >> jonathan: and right now a very cold start to your tuesday, temperatures in the upper teens and low 20s. it will be a cold day even with the sunshine we will see, i'll have the details next.
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main and gervais. i know that what jesus christ heard my momma's prayers, god answers our fervent heart-felt prayers and delivers us. i realized the stuff been through, the seven years i was on the streets god was going to use it for his glory.
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living >> jonathan: time is 6:12 on tuesday morning, waking up with a very cold start. wind chills down to 12 downtown, air temperatures 20, many spots in the teens so an extremely cold start to your day today. this afternoon with all the sunshine, won't be much warmer. highs struggling to get to 40, i think we will top out at 42 locally. areas to the north probably will be in the upper 30s, won't even make it to 40 this afternoon. another cold night, probably not as cold as what you are seeing but still very coal, well below freezing with lows back in the low 20s overnight. >> rochelle: thank you, jonathan. rochelle: here's a quick
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headlines across the country. the abduction of three americans in baghdad is raising security fears. iraqi security forces have been searching the baghdad neighborhood where three americans were reportedly kidnapped over the weekend. troops closed streets and conducted house-to-house searches. investigators say three men were kidnapped from an apartment known to be a brothel and are working to determine whether they were lured there. rochelle: the mayor of flint, michigan, says she's heading to washington to discuss her city's water crisis. mayor karen weaver says she hopes to secure a disaster declaration because flint's water supply was contaminated with lead when the water supply was switched from the detroit system to the flint river in 2014. tests later showed elevated blood lead levels in children. residents are using bottled water. rochelle: and texas authorities are expected to hold a hearing today requesting to transfer "affluena teen" ethan couch's court proceedings from
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the teenager is still in mexico, but his mother has been extradited to the u.s. after the teen killed four people in a drunk driving accident, the pair fled across the border late last year over fears he would be found in violation of his probation. rochelle: things are heating up on the basketball court. eric has more on the latest from the world of sports. >> eric: it's turning into a special basketball season in our area, and not just for carolina and clemson. tim hill explains in this morning's sports minute to win it. >> usc wilson the national player of the week, she scored 26 points, blocked 8 shots in each of carolina's two wins. the gamecocks take a 17-0 record with them to old miss. martin and the men at oxford tonight. they bounce back with a win that has them 18 and 24 in the ap.
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in the ap. blossom gaining the player of the week. they will try to make it four in a row against ranked opponents in virginia. sc state making it five in a row. the bulldogs meet maryland eastern shore 68-63. in high school hoops the sky hawks win their 34th game in a row 68-60 over keith. i'm tim hill, that's your columbia sports minute to win it. hope it gets your tuesday off to a good start. eric: still to come, we're planning ahead. what we're learning from october's historic flooding.
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main and gervais. rochelle: welcome back to good morning column by a-thanks for waking up with us on this tuesday morning. your time now is 6:19. >> jonathan: let's take a bite out of your morning menu, sponsored by bojangles'. it's cold outside but this is sure to warm you up -- tai chi. the palmetto health richland trauma center is collaborating with usc's school of social work for an eight-week session of tai chi classes starting today. it's designed to improve cardiovascular fitness and muscular strength. you must be 60 years of age or older to participate. classes are being held tuesdays and thursdays through march 10th at the lourie center. lessons are free and start at 10:00 in the morning and run
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and from tai chi to yoga, there's a new trend catching on that's giving "yogis" an extra incentive to stay active. >> rochelle: yes, this is an interesting one. around the country yoga classes are making their way into breweries. "bendy brewski" is just one of these new "yoga and beer" facilities located in charleston, south carolina. and while the teaching remains traditional, the classes tend to attract newbies especially those who want to get a cool beer after they've conquered the downward facing dog. rochelle: and we've got a reason for you to indulge on a salty favorite today. it's national popcorn day. and for a bargain head to cromers who is offering up some "poppin' good deals." all day visitors who spend $10 at the store will get a free bag of fresh buttered popcorn. go in and head out with buttery popcorn and then bundle up to
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>> jonathan: just hug that bag of popcorn, you will need that to keep warm. temperatures in the teens for a lot of locations. only will warm up to 40 this afternoon. even this afternoon when it's sunny, we will see lots of blue skies but colder than yesterday. low back in the low 20s tonight, probably a couple spots in the low teens and only in the mid-40s for your high tomorrow. thursday before we're back in the 50s, good news is we will probably stay in the 50s, at least in the 50s in the upcoming weekend. good. >> rochelle: you are saying this is actually one of the cooler days we have seen in years, not months, not weeks, years. >> jonathan: looking at some of the things, it depend on the location, there are different lows downtown versus airport versus camden. but certainly record or not it will be one of the coldest mornings we have seep in quite some time. >> rochelle: bundle up. here are some other things making headlines today.
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>> eric: columbia residents have the opportunity to speak out about preventative measures relating to future flooding. "the community input and recovery project" is holding a series of six meetings to gather feedback from residents. public input from the meetings are being used to compile a technical report that is specific to the county and will include strategies for lessening the effects of future flooding. residents are encouraged to bring photographs and other information to document flooding in their communities following october's historic flood. the first meeting is tonight at andrews park starting at 5:30 and runs until 7:30. eric: and military job seekers and family members are invited to attend a "military career and resource fair" today. local employers and employment representatives will be on hand as well as resources for va benefits, behavioral health, homeless veterans, health wellness and more. this is taking place at orangeburg armory. it starts at 10:00 this morning and runs until 2:00. eric: and time is running out for those affordable care act applications, the columbia richland library is here to help
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coverage. it's also providing free guidance to take you through the application process at various locations this week. today, consultations are taking place at bluff road park starting at 5:00 p.m. and running until 7:00 p.m. the final deadline for aca applications is the 31st. >> rochelle: you have to get on it, before the time runs out you want the health insurance. it will take a little while longer because the initial deadline has passed and you have people to help you. >> eric: it's a win-win. >> rochelle: thanks, eric. rochelle: still to come, it's furniture for a cause. find out how a local charity is getting a generous donation from one big business stay with us. we're live from main and
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33 it's all about helping those in need this morning. the oliver gospel thrift store eric: it's all about helping those in need this morning. the oliver gospel thrift store is receiving a generous donation today. >> rochelle: indeed they are. about 60 pieces of gently used furniture is headed to the thrift store. it was collected during the trade-in event held at the lexington la-z-boy store.
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$5,000 in revenue for the charity which is used to help clothe, feed and minister to those right here in the midlands in need. rochelle: and the oliver gospel mission is also doing its part to help out those in need this winter. we're facing some brutal cold temperatures. just a reminder, if you or someone you know is in need of shelter from the cold, the oliver gospel mission is reaching out to the homeless population here in the midlands. in addition to the 43 beds available each night, an additional 32 mats are available when the temperature drops below 40 degrees. that's located on taylor street. transitions also operates an inclement weather center when the temperatures drop below 40 degrees. that shelter is located just off of calhoun street. eric: still to come, the road to the white house is passing through south carolina. >> rochelle: how the presidential hopefuls are vying for your vote as the first-in-the-south primary approaches. stay with us.
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gervais. eric: good morning, columbia. we are glad you are waking up with us on a tuesday. i'm eric weisfeld. >> rochelle: and i'm rochelle dean. we're live from main and gervais. your time is 6:32, we're slowly
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>> eric: right now we're going to talk about the weather, if you walk out you will wake up early. >> rochelle: a brisk walk to the car. things are below freezing. if you thought it was bad yesterday, today is worse. let's turn things over to jonathan kennedy. >> jonathan: good morning. it was cold yesterday, we have been seeing a lot of cold mornings, it is january, we typically see numbers around freezing but we are well below that and looking for more cold air for the next day or two. 24-hour temperature change, this is compared to what we were seeing yesterday. 10 to 15 degrees colder than yesterday, a chilly start to your day, down right bitter cold. 20 degrees the air temperature in downtown, camden 19. 19 newberry. 17 saluda. st. matthews also 17. it will be very, very cold. the wind not that breezy which
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light wind and that is making it feel much colder than what that thermometer is reading. we are seeing temperatures in the mid to upper teens. wind light and variable out of the west and northwest and that will be the case today. the wind chill downtown, the air temperature is 20 but feels like 12, the light wind around 5 miles a hour. newberry feels like 14. camden is 16 on the thermometer, they are seeing calm wind as well. satellite nice and quiet in the carolinas. we have clouds on the other side of the mountntns and we are looking at a sunny set up. a lot of dry air which is why we are cooling off, that dry air cools off much easier than warmer and moist air. we are looking for a chilly superintendent. nothing to worry about in the way of rain fall or any frozen precipitation but we are watching and tracking the system out of the central plains as it
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will be closer to home. this will bring us rain for thursday, we will get reinforcement for moisture on friday but all the snow looks to stay to our north. north carolina, that will be a different story, that will be something to watch but i don't think we will see any snow chance for us here, certainly in the midlands. the upstate may be, but no snow in the forecast for us anytime soon. satellite and radar will stay clear, look for sunshine, it will be cool we will be in the low 40s for highs this afternoon, warmer spots around 43, so about 15 degrees below normal for january, even this afternoon, it is cold this morning but a lot of times we will get cold mornings when we warm up with sunshine. we will need all the sunshine we can get. >> eric: we are not messing around. >> rochelle: this is not one of those days, we can have as much sunshine as we want but it will be cold. eric: 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.
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patrol reporting a tree in the roadway on i-77 that will be at mile marker 24 in the northbound lanes. >> eric: also a collision on i-26 at mile marker 111 in the westbound lanes. we will continue to keep our eyes on the roads, give you an update if anything else pops up. rochel: abc columbia wants to help you jump start your day. >> eric: we have a quick rundown of your top morning headlines. beginning with presidential hopefuls on both sides of the political fence are busy criss-crossing south carolina. dr. ben carson sat down with attorney general alan wilson yesterday in west columbia. this is part of his presidential town hall series. carson says hot-button issues such as gun control, health care and immigration should be guided by evidence, not ideology. but on a personal level, carson says he is full of faith. >> this is one time when the american people must absolutely think for themselves.
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for wisdom, the right thing will happen. >> eric: a reminder, vote 2016 is getting underway. eric: as the vote quickly approaches leaders from both sides of the aisle are hoping to help you out when it comes time to head to the polls. >> rochelle: leaders from both the republican and democratic party will be speaking at "road to the white house: a conversation on the 2016 race." they'll be speaking on the state of the 2016 race as we head into the first february contest and discuss what's in store for voters here in south carolina. our own ben hoover will moderate the event. that's next thursday, january 21st, at the capital city club. rochelle: and there's been a shake up when it comes to the republican presidential hopefuls sharing their message with the nation before march 1st "super tuesday" vote. the republican national committee announced it has cut ties with nbc news and instead will partner with cnn for february's super tuesday debate. the decision comes after the rnc
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nbc news following the october 28th cnbc debate in boulder, colorado. republicans criticized how that debate was handled and say cnbc moderators had a mean-spirited tone and presented a series of "gotcha' questions. the republican debate will now air on cnn on thursday, february 25th just days before republican voters in 14 states head to the polls and caucuses for what's known as "super tuesday." it will be a busy time. rochelle: back here at home, the democratic presidential hopefuls are coming off a busy day campaigning in south carolina. >> eric: if you watched our news yesterday at 12:30 you know hillary clinton, bernie sanders and martin o'malley all attended yesterday's "king day at the dome." to honor the legacy of dr. martin luther king, democratic hopefuls vowed to continue his work. candidates spoke on strengthening education. hillary clinton also took the time to speak on gun control referencing the charleston church shooting and the need for change.
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worshipping at mother emanuel with a gun bought through a legal loophole, this isn't just a public safety issue, it's a civil rights issue. >> eric: something noticeably absent from yesterday's rally -- the confederate flag. civil rights leaders at the event say its removal now paves the way for work on other concerns. eric: shifting gears, sumter police have made contact with a missing mother of two. >> rochelle: they have. shardae davis was last seen on friday at her home in the ritz mobile home park. officers were called out to the home for a disturbance and found two small children alone andnd unharmed. investigators say they have spoken with davis by phone and she is okay but says she is reluctant to come forward because of an outstanding warrant. rochelle: authorities say the driver of a car speeding away from a lexington county deputy died after crashing into a tree in pelion. deputies were investigating armed robberies at two truck stops when they saw the car that matched the description of the
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investigators say the passenger who matched the description of the robber from the two truck stops survived the crash. rochelle: a construction worker is in stable condition this morning after falling into a 15-foot trench. according to fire officials, he was working off piney grove and fernandina roads when he fell into the trench. it took two hours to free him and then airlift him to an area hospital. >> eric: scary moment. >> rochelle: but they acted fast. eric: still to come, mission accomplished. >> rochelle: we're talking about a first in the final frontier. >> jonathan: and right now a very cold start under clear skies to kickoff your tuesday, temperatures in the upper teens and low 20s. won't be much warmer this afternoon. i'll tell you what you can expect.
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main and gervais. i know that what jesus christ heard my momma's prayers, god answers our fervent heart-felt prayers and delivers us. i realized the stuff been through, the seven years i was on the streets god was going to use it for his glory.
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living >> jonathan: good morning, columbia. hope your tuesday is off to a great start, it a very cold one. if you haven't been outside, trust me, it's cold, bundle up. one of the coldest mornings we've seen for quite some time in the columbia area. what is bringing us this cold air, these dual high pressure systems is bringing cold canadian air from the north, it is very, very cold air, colder air than we are certainly accustomed to. temperatures in the upper teens, wind chill right now, eric, is 12 degrees. >> eric: brrr. >> jonathan: brrr is right. we have warmer air coming but not closer to the weekend. >> eric: but it's out there. >> jonathan: on the horizon. eric: it's been part of their mission for nearly two years. international space station, it's coming into bloom. >> jonathan: that's right, u.s. astronaut scott kelly tweeted a photo of what he says is the first-ever flower grown in
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a recent nasa blog detailed kelly's effort to bring the flower back to life after mold developed on some of the leaves. plants have been grown in space before. in 2014, space station crew members began a veggie plant system. scientists say this new breakthrough allows for better understanding of how to grow plants in micro-gravity. >> eric: that is progress. >> jonathan: that way we can live on mars. >> eric: i'll meet you there. eric: 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, eric. we all know sleep is rejuvenating but now a new study is suggesting that catching up on your sleep over the weekend can reduce the risk of developing diabetes. the university of chicago used 19 healthy young men eating a controlled diet in their study. the study found getting fewer than five hours of sleep on four consecutive nights hiked their diabetes risk 16%.
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nine hours for two consecutive nights during that weekend, that risk returned to normal levels. good news there, a reason to get in the bed and take a nap. rochelle: trader joe's is recalling its store-brand raw cashew pieces over possible salmonella contamination. the product was sent to stores in more than two dozen states. they're asking customers to throw the product out or return it to any trader joe's store for a full refund. trader joe's says no one has become sick and they're doing this out of an abundance of caution. rochelle: still to come, it's time to pay up. find out which music provider is trading in a free service for a buck. stay with us.
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gervais. rochelle. welcome back to good morning columbia, your time is 6:48. it is time to pay up. apple's i-tunes radio service will no longer be free as of january 28th. "beats one" will now be the only free radio service provided by apple. that service features guest hosts, exclusive interviews and music selected by apple's djs. all other stations, based on artists or genres will require a paid apple music subscription of $9.99 a month. rochelle: a new report shows the 62 richest people have collectively as much wealth as the 3.6 billion people who make up the bottom half of the
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the oxfam international study also shows that the top 1% own more than everyone else combined. a separate report last year from the pew research center found that poverty worldwide has fallen by nearly half over the past decade. rochelle: we're paying our respects to a rock supergroup member. eric, what can you tell us? >> eric: reaction is pouring in following the death of a former rock star, a new album hits number one on the billboards and an oscar protest is going viral. with more, here's abc's jason nathanson with today's showbiz wrap. >> reporter: reaction pouring in to the news of the death of founding eagles member, glenn frey. he wrote or co-wrote almost every hit, from "hotel california" to "take it easy," singing lead on many tracks and always playing guitar. >> along the way, we really rocked and had a good time. >> reporter: and he also had a bunch of solo hits, including "the heat is on." glenn frey died of complications from rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis and
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he was 67. reporter: david bowie has his first number one album. a little over a week after his death comes the news that his last album, blackstar, released just days before he died, is number 1 on the billboard 200 album chart. reporter: "american pie" singer don mclean has been arrested on a domestic violence assault charge. no immediate word who mclean is accused of roughing up. the 70-year-old singer lives with his wife and two kids. he's due in court next month. reporter: and don't expect to see spike lee or jada pinkett smith at the oscars this year. >> i will not be at the academy awards and i won't be watching. >> reporter: lee posted on instagram that he can't support the "lily white" ceremony. and many feel smith's husband, will, was snubbed for his performance in "concussion." for a second year in a row, no one of color was nominated in any of the acting categories. and that's what's happening in hollywood. i'm jason nathanson, abc news, los angeles. eric: still to come, it's the remains of an ancient civilization. archaeologists are digging up times past in an unknown
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gervais. >> jonathan: 6:54 on your
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bitter cold temperatures. temperatures downtown in the teens. very, very cold air, coldest air we have seen in quite some time. wind chill making it feel worse. winds relatively light, 12 degrees as you wake up in columbia and cold throughout the day, a very cold start but not much warmer for us even with sunshine coming our way this afternoon. eric: some honduran archaeologists are digging up evidence of an ancient civilization. >> rochelle: yeah, check this out. from the air it may just look like an area of thick jungle to the east of honduras, but hidden away is an ancient city that was asleep for hundreds of years. now archaeologists, have begun to remove parts of the so-called "city of god monkey" or "white city." they say they hope to study the civilization that could date as far back to the year 1,000. so far a vessel with handles in the shape of vulture heads and
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been taken from the first site. >> eric: that is cool. >> rochelle: that is cool. can you imagine the things they can date back to the year 1000. eric: still to come, we're going to the cinema. >> rochelle: and popping up a salty favorite next in your day in history. >> jonathan: and a very cold start this morning. i'll let you know what to expect for the rest of your tuesday and the rest of the week. the seven day is coming up next.
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main and gervais. >> jonathan: lots of sunshine for your tuesday but a very cold forecast coming our way. it is very cold this morning, it's will be cold around lunchtime and cold this afternoon. we will be back around 20 for the low tonight, only in the mid-40s tomorrow. should be back in the 50s by thursday but notice the rain chances picking up for the second half of thursday i io friday but looks like skies will clear out, lots of sunshine and temperatures closer to normal by the time we get to sunday. >> rochelle: as cold as the temperatures are we could make history, since it's been years we've seen these cold temperatates, i don't want to go back outside for a while, that's for sure. we're going to check out the day in history before we leave you this morning. edgar allen poe isisorn in 1809, production begins on "toy story" in 1993, and the first mcdonalds drive-thru opens in beijing in
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>> eric: shout out to the french fries. today is good memory day, new friends day, and national popcorn day. that's worth a shout out. >> rochelle: all those worth taking part in, make a new friend, buy popcorn. hello, i'm here, i'm willing to accept gifts. >> jonathan: every time i hit popcorn on the micro wave it burns. >> rochelle: thanks for joining us. "good morning, america" is next. >> eric: have a great tuesday.y. good morning, america. the midwest to the east coast in a deep freeze this morning. the coldest air of the season for nearly 100 million americans. temperatures in the single digits and below. and the northeast bracing for the first big snowstorm of the season, , to a foot possible from washington to boston. donald trump quotes the bible as he fights it out with ted cruz for key votes from evangelicals.
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