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>> it is. the sun will definitely make you think that it's warm but don't be mistaken. bundle up. it's one of the coldest days we've seen in some time. jonathan has our forecast. good afternoon. >> good afternoon. very cold start to the day today, we saw many areas drop into the teens this morning. and with all that sunshine, was able to warm up a decent amount but it is still very cold outside. current conditions in the low to mid 30's as we hit the afternoon hours. even with the sunshine, still around 34 and 35. actually 35 is the warmer spot here in downtown. orangeburg also at 35 to our south. many areas around that freezing mark. newberry hasn't even got above freezing yet as manning is at 32 degrees. very cold start to the afternoon. we are going t see a lot of sunshine. winds are out of the north at around five to six miles an hour. we're looking at quiet conditions on the radar as well. obviously, not a cloud in the
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we are looking at a frigid afternoon with the wind chills right now, the wind chill is 31 degrees what it feels like downtown. 29 for other spots. very cold start to the afternoon. i'll show you what to expect for the rest of the day and the rest of the week coming up in a few minutes. >> thank you, jonathan. speaking of the frigid temperatures, the oliver school mission is reaching out to the homeless population 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 location is on taylor street. now, transition also operates an inclement weather shelter located just off calhoun street. and officials with the columbia fire department are still searching for the cause of an early morning house fire. >> we first brought you the story on "good morning columbia." it happened in the 100 block of olde springs road shortly after midnight. the garage was fully engulfed and spreading to the rest of the home once they arrived leading
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blaze, bitter cold as well. that caused water to freeze as crews tried to knock out those flames. three adults managed to escape unharmed but have been displaced now as a result of that fire. >> authorities say the driver of a car fleeing from a lexington county deputy died after crashing into a tree in pelion. deputies were investigating armed robberies at two truck stops when they spotted a car matching the description of the vehicle they were looking for. investigators say the passenger who also machld the description of the suspected robber survived that crash. >> and a construction worker is lucky to be alive this afternoon after falling to a 15 foot trench. he was working on piney grove and fernandina roads when he fell into that trench. took two hours to free him and air lift him to an area hospital where he is currently listed in stable condition. sumter police have made contact with a missing mother of two. >> that's right. authorities say shardae davis was last seen friday at her home in the ritz mobile home park.
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went to that home initially for a disturbance. upon arriving, only found two small children alone but unharmed. investigators say they have spoken with davis by phone and she claims to be ok but says she's reluctant to come forward because of an outstanding warrant. >> after days of searching, four life rafts believed to be aboard two military helicopters that collided off hawaii have been retrieved now. according to the u.s. coast guard, some of the rafts were inflated but not yet 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. that was thursday over the waters of oahu. members of a spartanburg county community are coming together as that search continues this afternoon. 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 in that crash.
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the coast guard is asking people along the hawaiian eye lapped of oahu to alert the marines if they find debris connected to the collision. as the day to cast your ballots quickly approaches, leaders from both sides of the aisle are hoping to help you out when it comes to time to go to the polls. >> that's right. party leaders will be speaking at the road to the white house and 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 heree in south rolina. our very own ben hoover will moderate the event being held next thursday, january 21st at the capital city club. and there's been a big shakeup just before the march 1st super tuesday vote. the republican national committee says it has cut ties with nbc news and instead, will partner with cnn for february's super tuesday debate. the decision comes after the r.n.c. suspended its partnership
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october 28th, cnbc debate in boulder, colorado. republicans criticize how that debate was handled and say cnbc moderators had a mean spirited tone and presented a series of questions to trip them up. the debate will air on cnn thursday, february 25th, just days before the republican voters in 14 states head to the polls and caucuses for super tuesday. and amidst changes, the show will go on in less than two weeks before voters in iowa head to the polls to cast their vote. >> that's right. megan hughes has the latest now on vote 2016. >> at liberty university, trump made an appeal for evangelical voters. >> 2 corinthians 3:17, that's the whole ballgame. where the spirit of the lord, right. >> the spirit of the campaign, that's a different story. trump blasting cruz on "this week." >> he's a nasty guy, nobody in congress likes him. nobody likes him anywhere once they get to know him.
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jackson video in response to being called "nasty." >> nasty boys don't mean a thing to me >> cruz says he's getting under trump's skin. rattled. >> while trump questions cruz's canadian roots, cruz's campaign continues to hammer trump over his "new york values" releasing this 1999 video "trump in his own words." >> i lived in new york city and manhattan all my life, ok accident my views are a little bit different than if i lived in iowa, perhaps. >> one person not talking trump, hillary clinton. asked on the campaign trail about whether he would divide the american people and destroy america, clinton dodged. >> wow. that's a pretty good summary. >> sanders is standing by his attacks on clinton from this weekend's debate telling abc news in columbia -- >> she has received $600,000 in one year as speaking fees from goldman-sachs. if that's not true, i will apologize. >> sanders is going big in iowa
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trump has three in the all important hawkeye state. megan hughes, abc news, washington. >> here at home, columbia residents have the opportunity to have their voices heard. the community input and recovery project is holding a series of six meetings to gather feedback about preventative measures. public input will help officials create strategies that will lessen the effects. they are bringing to document the flooding in communities. it's from 5:30 until 7:30. if you're still trying to recover from losses, the oliver gospel thrift s sre is taking in donations to help. >> that's right. >> about 60 pieces of gently used furniture was sent to the thrift store this morning. each donation generates about $5,000 in revenue for the charity which is then used to help clothe, feed and minister to those right here in the midlands who are in need. >> if you're in the market for a
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few good men and women. military job seekers and their family members are invited to attend the military career and resource fair today. local employers and employment representatives will be at that event. job fair runs until 2:00 today at the orangeburg armory. >> a little bit of time to get out there. these cold temperatures might also have you searching for something to help warm you up. well, how about a little tai chi? >> the palmetto health richland trauma center is collaborating with the u.s.c. school of social work for an eight week of classes. it's designed to improve cardiovascular fitness and muscular strength. you must be 60 years of age or older to participate. it will run through march 10th at the lourie cenr and the lessons are free. after feeling a little drowsy this afternoon, you may not be getting enough zs. >> tell me about it. >> definitely can feel that. >> that lack of sleep could be putting you at risk of more than
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that story coming up next. >> welcome back. we all know sleep is rejuvenating. we also know not all of us are getting enough of it. >> that's right. in fact, a new study actually suggests catching up on your slslp over the weekend can reduce the risk of developing illnesses like diabetes. the university of chicago used 19 healthy young men eating a controlled diet in their study.
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than five hours of sleep on four consecutive nights hiked their diabetes risk 16%. after sleeping more than nine hours for two consecutive nights during the weekend, that risk returned to normal levels. lack of sleep can make it harder for your immune system to fight off that common cold. >> you may have already started experiencing the snifling and sneezing but don't throw in the tissues just yet. there are a few ways to actually beat that bug. martha shade explains. here's today's health minute. >> sneezing and a runny nose. colds are all too common this time of year. a new review from the canadian medical association contains tips on how we can fight back. the researchers looked at results from 67 trials and found that good old-fashioned hand washing may be the best way to prevent catching the cold. studies in children say those taking zinc had fewer colds than researchers say adults may benefit as well.
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ward off colds but vitamin c, the gold standard of cold fighters did not seem to help the average patient nor did echinecia. what happens if you do get sick? medications like ibuprofen and acetaminophen help relieve the aches and pains but will not make the pain go away any faster and all colds are caused by viruses so taking antibiotics is not recommended. cold symptoms usually go away in seven to 10 days. if you aren't getting relelf by then, see your doctor. it may be more than a cold. i'm martha shade for today's health minute. >> time is running out for those affordable care act columbia richland library opening its doors to anyone with questions about health care coverage and to help walk you through the application process. this is happening all week. today, consultltions are being held at bluff road park from 5:00 until 7:00. final deadline for a.c.a. applications is the 31st. >> we do have a recall that we want to pass along to you this afternoon.
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store brand raw cashew pieces over possible contamination with salmonella. now, a aording to officials, the product was sent to stores in more than two dozen states. the manufacturer is asking customers to throw out the product or return it to any trader joe's for a full refund. there have been no reports of anyone becoming sick from the cashews but the company says they wanted to take precautionary measures. >> and the beat goes on. at least until january 28th when apple's itunes radio service will start charging you. beats one will be the only free radio service provided by apple. that service features guest hosts, exclusive interviews and music selected by apple's d.j.s. all other stations will require a paid apple music subscription of $9.99 a month. >> how about this? maybe you can save money here. it looks like you will have more saving money when you pass the pump. according to gasbuddy.com gas prices have dropped four cents in the last week.
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>> not too bad. let's do the limbo with the gas. >> well, if only we could save you some of that bitter cold temperature outside. i don't think we can do it, though. >> unfortunately, i think it actually looks like we're paying for that mild winter we brought you earlier this year.
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that's next. >> welcome back to abc columbia news at 12:30. lots of sunshine today. but not a lot of warmth. we are warming up, though. that's good news. we're seeing blue skies, sunshine and warmer temperatures than what we saw earlier today. but not by a whole lot. 35 degrees right now with the sunshine. winds out of the northeast at five miles per hour. notice the dew points down to 6 degrees. we are seeing dew points in the 50's and 60's over the weekend when we saw the rain move in. now completely dry air kind of move in or not completely dry air but much drier air, i guess, would be a better term. we were looking at a very cool setup for your tuesday afternoon. temperatures right now, 34 and 35. nobody warmer than 35 at the moment. that is likely to be the case through a good portion of the afternoon. we'll see that very gradual warmup close to 40 degrees. we might hit 40. there's a lot of spots that probably won't quite get there. satellite and radar nice and quiet for us.
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seen over the last couple of days as well. yesterday, we saw perfect sunshine throughout the day. more of the same today. even colder air coming our way as that high pressure is continuing to funnel in that cold, dry canadian air from the north. morning lows this morning, lot of spots into the teens. coldest temperatures we've seen in quite sometime. you have to go back a year to see numbers this cold. kind of looking at january and february of last year for a few spots depending on the location many we didn't quite make it to the teens for us downtown or here at the airport. 20, 22 still very cold. we saw wind chills down around 12 degrees for us downtown so with the winds, we actually saw a little bit a colder start. winds right now at the moment out of the north at around five to seven miles per hour. not particularly breezy but because it was so cold, it is making a difference. 31 is what it feels like downtown. everywhere else feels below freezing as well. stick with that cold forecast through at least wednesday night to thursday morning. satellite and radar nice and
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we're starting to pick up action to the west. we are looking at the potential for a wintry storm as we move through the -- much of the central porpgss of the u.s. here. we get into 2:00 on wednesday, this is tomorrow afternoon, notice the snow and pretty heavy snow falling kind of right at the intersection there of north carolina, georgia and tennessee. so that area there, near chattanooga will be getting some pretty good snow tomorrow afternoon as we fast forward a little bit here, looking to see how this will evolve for our neck of the woods. as of right now, we're looking at some snow for the upstate. and to see if it changes over pretty quickly there to the green where the warmer air is and i think the warmer air stays in place for us. there's also a lot of dry air. i don't think we're going to see a lot of this hit the ground for us here locally. keep us dry for the forecast as we head through the next couple of days. but we do have a rainy system coming our way for the end of the week and start of the weekend. so we're looking at a couple of systems coming our way. it's going to be cold especially tonight into tomorrow morning. i'll let you know what to expect for this seven day coming up next. >> very good. still ahead for you, local
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>> they are indeed. sports is next.
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gervais. >> welcome back. it's turning into a special basketball season in our area. >> not just for carolina and clemson. tim hill explains in this sports minimum to win it. >> asia wilson is the player of the week.
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eight shots in each of carolina's two weeks last week. gamecocks take a 17-0 record with them to their next game to ole miss thursday. frank martin and the u.s.c. men at oxford tonight. gamecocks bouncing back from their lone loss of the season over the weekend with a win over missouri. that has u.s.c. number 18 in the new coaches poll. number 24 in the a.p. clemson just outside the top 25 in the a.p. blossom gaining the acc player of the week. he averaged 21 points and the tigers two wins last week. they'll try to make it four in a row against ranked opponents tonight at virginia. s.c. state making it five wins in a row last night in orangeburg. eric eves with a game high 26 points. the bulldogs beat maryland eastern shore 68-63. in high school hoops, seventh woods from hammond scores 30. the sky hawks win their 34th game in a row. 68-60. i'm tim hill. that's the abc columbia sports minute to win it. hope it helps get your tuesday off to a good start. >> thank you, tim.
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forecast if you want to see it. >> that's right. if you can bear it.
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gervais. >> sunny but chilly tuesday afternoon. more of the same. cold start tomorrow with partly cloudy skies and the rain comes our way for the end of the week. >> grab your coat. thanks for watching abc columbia news at 12:30. >> next news at 6:00.
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