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everybody. 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. it's a chilly start to this tuesday morning... but good news is, it looks like things may heat up a bit by this afternoon... yeah... you'll want to bundle up for your morning commute though... for more on what you can expect in your forecast 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 keep our eyes on the road and update you if anything changes for your morning commute.
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you jump start your day. we have a quick rundown of your top morning headlines. we're waiting to hear a little more on where the capital city stands. columbia's mayor steve benjamin is set to deliver the city's accomplishme nts during his state of the city address. benjamin will give his speech at six tonight at city hall. we will have a crew there. count on a-b-c columbia to bring you a full report on the news at eleven. a former columbia city councilman who was released on bond earlier this month for failing to file tax returns... will no longer oversee richland county's penny tax funds. attorney's for brian dequincey newman confirm he has resigned as chairman of the central midlands transit board of directors. the board oversees the city bus system... and is funded through the penny tax. earlier this month... the state supreme court placed the former councilman's law license on interim suspension... after a judge sentenced him to two years probation on misdemeanor charges of failing to file returns in 2012 and 2013. newman maintains it was simply
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the richland penny program... they're hoping to make moving around the midlands a little easier... and safer. they're set to hold a public meeting on this year's bikeway projects. that's going to be at the lourie center... tonight starting at six. and the south carolina legislator whose journalism registry proposal touched off a media firestorm says... he never actually wanted to require reporter to register with the state.... but that the instant backlash... made his point. representative mike pitts says he mirrored the state's concealed weapon permit law in proposing a "responsible journalism registry." in doing so, representative pitts says, he wanted to spark discussion on first amendment and second amendment rights. inside the state house... we're learning more about a bill to get more money to fix south roads. senators ray cleary and joel lourie warn the process is going to take a few weeks if not longer but they think they can pull together a bill.
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leery about raising the gas tax without a significant cut in other taxes and want changes in who runs the department of transportation. democrats want to make sure any tax cuts get to the largest number of people and don't threaten services. a deputy checking on a domestic disturbance was shot at several times when someone fired on his car. richland county sheriff leon lott says deputy christopher bagby's car was hit at least three times with him inside late saturday night on camrose court. the sheriff praised his deputy for not firing back because it was dark and he couldn't see the suspect... or if anyone else was around. 33 lott says other officers found 23-year-old arkeem breeland in the woods a few hours later and took him to the hospital because he had been out in the cold. lott says breeland is a felon on probation and by law couldn't have a gun. he was
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weeks ago. columbia police say a man wanted on a murder charge in texas was killed after he shot at officers who were trying to arrest him... and police returned fire. a tip led investigators to the three- hundred block of byron road. no officers were injured in the confrontation. investigators are still working this morning to determine who fired the deadly shots. and travel is back to normal this morning along the jarvis klapman bridge... following a possible water rescue last night. emergency personnel closed off the bridge .. as well as the 12-th street bridge... during that operation. details are limited... and we have yet to learn if, in fact, someone in the water. a-b-c columbia will continue to follow this story... and bring you updates as they become available. still to come... less than a week to go before iowans head to the polls. we're taking a closer look at the democratic presidential candidate's campaign... as
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minute votes.clear and cold this morning with temps in the low to mid 30's.but warm air will return today with highs back in the 60's.details next.
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33 quick look at stories that are making headlines across the country. there's less than a week before iowans head to the polls. and the democratic presidential candidates are hoping to sway some votes their way... after last night's town hall.
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latest on vote 20-16. 33 the gamecocks are looking for a win on the basketball court. eric, how are things looking going into the next game? carolina basketball coach frank martin knows his team needs to play better, but he's keeping things in perspective as only he can do. tim hill has
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minute to win it. 33 still to come... closing time. find out which capital city hot-spot is done doing business.clear and cold this morning with temps in the low to mid 30's.but warm air will return today with highs back in the 60's.details next.
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welcome experience their carolina makers art exhibition. and you can enjoy all the fun a little longer tonight because the museum is open later hours. doors open at five and and close at eight p-m ... the boeing observatory has also extended their hours until ten p-m so
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views. but no more late hours for a popular vista hangout spot... a sign posted on "jillians" door directs employees to a law firm to collect their final paychecks. a spokesperson for the vista guild says she has not spoken with jillian's owners directly... but has been in contact with property manager "arnold companies" who says quote... "there is something
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33 we're checking out what will be making headlines later today. here's eric with your "look ahead." johns baptist church is making sure you keep some safety tips in mind as it gets seasonably cold here in the midlands. they'll be providing a "winter safety information" event today for columbia residents. they will also be giving away blankets and kids gloves at the event. this starts at nine thirty this morning and runs until 12-
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this morning... the "law enforcement torch run for special olympics, south carolina," is kicking off its 30th year of support. officers from law enforcement agencies from around the state are gathering today for the kick off announcement. it's taking place on the north steps of the state house at 11 this morning. officers will be announcing how much they raised in 20-15 for athletic programs... and their anticipated goal for 20-1633 still to come... midlands residents... still picking up the pieces after historic flood... we're taking a closer look at the road to recovery. stay with us.
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long one.... following october's historic flooding. an at-capacity shelter, with a waiting list, more than double the number of units.... is the harsh reality for columbia's st lawrence place. those who do have a place to call home say, they're counting their blessings. our grace joyal has more on finding home again
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you'd 33 like to help the shelter... and for even more ways to get involved... be sure to head to the online version of this story... at a-b-c-columbia- dot-com. still to come... finding out where the capital
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the details on tonight's state of the city address. clear and cold this morning with temps in the low to mid 30's. but warm air will return today with highs back in the 60's.
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and gervais to bundle up for your morning commute though... for more on what you can expect in your forecast for the remainder of the day... lets
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meteorologist jonathan kennedy.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 changes 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're waiting to hear a little more on where the capital city stands. columbia's mayor steve benjamin is set to deliver the city's accomplishme nts during his state of the city address. benjamin will give his speech at six tonight at city hall. we will have a crew there. count on a-b-c columbia to bring you a full report on the news at eleven. a former columbia city councilman who was released on bond earlier this month for failing to file tax returns... will no longer oversee richland county's penny tax funds. attorney's for brian dequincey newman confirm he has resigned
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midlands transit board of directors. the board oversees the city bus system... and is funded through the penny tax. earlier this month... the state supreme court placed the former councilman's law license on interim suspension... after a judge sentenced him to two years probation on misdemeanor charges of failing to file returns in 2012 and 2013. newman maintains it was simply a mistake. and speaking of the richland penny program... they're hoping to make moving around the midlands a little easier... and safer. they're set to hold a public meeting on this year's bikeway projects. that's going to be at the lourie center... tonight starting at six. the south carolina department of corrections is looking for information that could lead to the capture of an inmate they say escaped from a rock hill prison. officals are looking for zachary lee reaves. officials say reaves escaped last night around nine o'clock. reaves is facing burglary charges. he was last seen wearing the s-c-
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uniform. if you have any information... call (877) 349- 2130 we have an update this morning... on the citadel cadets... caught on camera... wearing pillowcases on their heads... similar to ku- klux-klan garb. the citadel military college s suspending 14-cadets following that incident. after the photo surfaced on social media last month... the cadets claimed they were trying to dress as ghosts of christmas past. but citadel president lieutenant general john rosa says they should have known better. 33 seven juniors and seven freshmen are facing on-campus penalties or suspensions. one cadet has been dismissed from campus for one year. the school says it is also expanding its racial sensitivity and ethical decision making training. a fourth death in south carolina has been attributed
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officials say on saturday, a 61-year-old jimmy thomas... ran off highway nine... just outside jonesville. authorities say the vehicle hit a ditch, then a tree. officials say the driver was wearing his seatbelt... but later died at the hospital. nationwide.. at least 42-people have died as a result of the snowstorm. and following the blizzard... it's a tale of two cities. new york did well following the big snowstorm, while our nation's capitol struggled. officials blame washington d-c's relatively small snow budget. federal offices and schools remain closed today in washington, d.c. and airlines are still working to restore their schedules... with more than 25-hundred cancelations and delays
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weekend winter storm.33 still to come... snow recovery continues on the east coast... but along the west coast... el nino is still packing a punch. we're talking about a force of nature... causing residents to flee their homes.clear and cold this morning with temps in the low to mid 30's.but warm air will return today with highs back in the 60's.
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and gervais good morning. topping "america's money" -- all day breakfasts at mcdonald's is really sizzling. >> the burger giant had better than expected earnings last quarter, up more than 5.5%, which it credits to it's all-day breakfast. the key to your home's value may be the supermarket nearby. homes within a mile of a trader joe's or whole foods are worth twice as much as the national average. ? within two years of a trader joe's opening nearby, home prices surged more than 10% more than other neighborhoods. but you may need a home ekky loan to get a super bowl ticket.
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price right now is more than $5300. that's the most before a super powell at this point in six years. >> not bad. >> i guess hot dogs will cost too much. ? >> oh, man. and that's "america's money." >> have a great day. at hillshire farm, spice is the spice of life. that's why our craftsmen season every sausage perfectly. so you can coax out great flavor effortlessly. hillshire farm. because it's worth doing right. at hillshire farm, there's a reason our slow roasted turkey taste so fresh seconds after carving, we not only seal every slice, we double seal it. the results are something to savor.
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33 residents of a california apartment are being evacuated due to fears the structure will fall into the pacific ocean... yeah... the esplanade apartments in pacifica are actually located near cliffs that are crumbling officials say this is... in part... due to the wet winter. police have posted
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doors warning them to leave. officials add the structure has reached a point where no one can live inside the threatened apartments. but despite this... some residents say they have no plans to leave.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. if you're a parent... you are momo likely always thinking about how to protect your children. and now, a new research has some good news on childhood health. with
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zak... 33 still to come... it's the most important meal of the day... and it's feeling the love at one popular fast food giant... stay with us.
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gervais. 33 movies and tv-shows seem to be east coast residents answer to the cold... nearly one- point-three million comcast customers used x-finity on demand.... during winter storm jonas. officials with the cable provider say that's a record for simultaneous views. in total, on demand viewing for comcast, the biggest cable tv and internet provider in the u-s, was up 23-percent from a week earlier. mcdonald's customers and investors appear to be "lovin' it"... the fast food restaurant has seen a jump in same-store sales by more than five percent. mcdonald's is crediting its all day breakfast for the better-than expected revenue and earnings report. it's the second consecutive quarter that
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same-store sales growth. and facebook c-e-o, mark zuckerberg, is back from paternity leave. he and his wife... doctor priscilla chan ... had their first child back in in november. zuckerberg took two months off to spend with his new daughter, max. that's half of the time facebook employees usually take for paternity and maternity leave. zuckerberg's return comes right before facebook is set to release its earnings tomorrow. now lets turn things over to eric for a look at what's making headlines in hollywood... hollywood is giving a warm welcome to actor, david duchovny. he was honored with a star on the hollywood walk of fame yesterday. duchovny is best known for his role as agent fox mulder on "the x-files." the actor was born and raised in new york city. he attended princeton university and received his master's degree in english literature from yale before becoming an actor. jimmy fallon is giving back... all for a good cause... "the tonight show" host is joining a list of celebrities helping flint, michigan residents deal with their
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fallon announced on twitter he's donating 10-thousand dollars to the community foundation of greater flint. and he's challenging 10 of his friends to match his gift. a number of celebrities have donated money and water bottles to help the residents there. and bernie sanders is getting recognition with his very own ice-cream flavor... ben and jerry's co-founder... ben cohen... created a small batch of ice cream in honor of bernie sanders... who he says is his favorite presidential candidate. cohen made 40 pints of a flavor he calls "bernie's yearning" in his own kitchen. it's a mint flavored ice cream with chocolate chips. he's giving away 25 pints in a contest run by sanders' campaign. the contest ends at noon on february third. still to come... its not quite valentines day yet... but we're still giving you a reason to celebrate your loved ones... next in your day in history.clear and cold this
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to mid 30's.but warm air will
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from main and gervais 33 out the day in history. -australia is founded in 1788 -"the dukes of hazzard" premiers in 1979-bears beat patriots in super bowl xx in 1986 today is... speak up and succeed day... national
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spouses day.33 that's all the time that 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. good morning, columbia. today is tuesday, january 26. finding out where the capital city stands. we have all the details on tonight's state of the city address. plus we're less than a week from iowans heading to the polls. how the presidential hopefuls are working to shore up support. and residents still working to dig out of the weekend winter storm. the latest on clean-up efforts along the east coast. "good morning, columbia" starts right now. captioning provided by caption associates, llc www.captionassociates.com. eric: good morning, columbia. we still have a hour left, we are glad you joined 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 chilly morning,
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it may heat up. did you like yesterday. >> you will like today. >> rochelle: keep your umbrella in the glove box. >> eric: will they fit in the glove box? >> rochelle: yes, if they are a kiddy one or one that folds up, but you definitely will need a coat for your morning commute, it is still chilly. for more of what to expect, let's turn things over to jonathan kennedy. good morning. >> jonathan: yet, i don't thinks you need the umbrella today, but it will be a cold start in the low 30s for most of us, we are seeing a couple spots drop to the 20s. camden 28. to the south orangeburg reporting 31. variable wind is causing a decent spread this morning, not seeing an uniform cooling where most everybody is in three to four to five degree spread, right now we are s s age decent
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cloud cover sweeping into to the north, that's why camden is cooler and orangeburg warmer. winds relatively light, see a lot of calm wind outside but the wind we have been seeing, even though we are seeing calm winds now, most of it out of the souths and southwest as you move through your day today. low pressure in the great lakes, low pressure in the gulf of mexico, cold front connecting the two systems, this will bring rain to the tennessee river valley today and then our neck of the woods in wednesdaynd then thursday forecast, secondary system, but no rain today. we are pinched between the system and the coast. you see the rain moving in and rain off the coast, but we won't see any rain for us today. if we do see any rain it will be late, late tonight, after midnight won the earliest we see any raiai showers as we move throughout the day today. we will stick with a few clouds here and there.
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skies throughout the day. invehicletion of cloud cover move in today and i think we will see a warmer day. we won't see as warm a day as we will see at lunchtime, we will see warmer day thanesterday, that is obviously good news after the cold wintry weekend we saw, look for temperatures to be around 10 degrees above normal, that will lead us into the mid-60s for the high. 66 today, mostly sunny, wind out of the southwest 5 to 10, a very pleasant day to be outside. i realize it's tuesday, not a lot of people have a chance to be outside on a tuesday afternoon but if you can, i highly advice it. >> eric: you don't have to tell us twice. >> rochelle: grab lunch outside, stroll to the car instead of a brisk walk. >> jonathan: with warmer temperatures and light wind it will be a good day to be outside. >> eric: we had a good first hour on the roadways, let's see if it's the same.
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to report on the roads after 6:00 but as always we will keep our eyes on the road and if anything changes before you head out on your morning commute. we will let you know. we always like to help you jump start your day. >> eric: we have a quick rundown of your top morning headlines. we're waiting to hear a little more on where the capital city stands. columbia's mayor steve benjamin is set to deliver the city's accomplishments during his state of the city address. benjamin will give his speech at 6:00 tonight at city hall. we will have a crew there. count on abc columbia to bring you a full report on the news at 11:00. eric: a former columbia city councilman who was released on bond earlier this month for failing to file tax returns will no longer oversee richland county's penny tax funds. >> rochelle: that's right, attorney's for brian dequincey newman confirm he has resigned as chairman of the central midlands transit board of directors. the board oversees the city bus system and is funded through the penny tax. earlier this month the state supreme court placed the former councilman's law license on interim suspension after a judge sentenced him to two years
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of failing to file returns in 2012 and 2013. newman maintains it was simply a mistake. rochelle: and speaking of the richland penny program, they're hoping to make moving around the midlands a little easier and safer. they're set to hold a public meeting on this year's bikeway projects. that's going to be at the lourie center tonight starting at 6:00. rochelle: and the south carolina legislator whose journalism registry proposal touched off a media firestorm says he never actually wanted to require reporter to register with the state but that the instant backlash made his point. representative mike pitts says he mirrored the state's concealed weapon permit law in proposing a "responsible journalism registry." in doing so, representative pitts says, he wanted to spark discussion on first amendment and second amendment rights. rochelle: inside the state house we're learning more about a bill to get more money to fix south carolina roads. senators ray cleary and joel
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to take a few weeks if not longer but they think thth can pull together a bill. conservative republicans are leery about raising the gas tax without a significant cut in other taxes and want changes in who runs the department of transportation. democrats want to make sure any tax cuts get to the largest number of people and don't threaten services. >> rochelle: the south carolina department of corrections is looking for information for an escape, reeves. he is facing burglary charges. according to authorities he was last seen wearing the south carolina department of corrections team uniform. if you have any information about this inmate, you can call the number right there on your
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>> rochelle: a deputy checking on a domestic dispute call had his car fired on. >> eric: the deputy praised his partner for not firing back because it was dark and you couldn't see the suspect. >> we had one thing going for us, it was cold, our deputies were dressed for the cold and they weren't. >> rochelle: they later found someone in the woods, took him to the hospital because he had been in the woods without coat. he was a felon on probation and couldn't have a gun. >> eric: a man in texas shot at police. a tip led to the scene.
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they are working to see who shot the shots. >> eric: travel is back to normal after a possible water rescue. >> rochelle: they closed off the bridge, details are limited and we have yet to learn if someone was, in fact, in the water, abc columbia will bring you the story and bring you updates as soon as they become available. eric: still to come, the investigation into the san bernardino shooting continues. >> rochelle: what investigators are discovering about additional threats from the couple responsible. >> jonathan: and right n n a clear and cold start to your tuesday, look for a much warmer afternoon with highs back in the 60s.
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main and gervais. >> jonathan: 6:11 with clear skies, we are seeing a little fog to the south and east, but looking for a warm afternoon, lots of sunshine, highs in the mid to upper 60s. mild night, lows only around 50 because we will see cloudy skies that will allow us to stay warmer but also a chance of rain after midnight. >> rochelle: thanks, jonathan. here's a quick look at stories that are making headlines across the country. law enforcement officials say a bomb that was left behind the couple responsible for the san bernardino shooting failed because it was poorly constructed. officials say the couple drove around the social service center following the shooting apparently trying to detonate
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the san bernardino attacks left 14 people dead. rochelle: a judge cites safety concerns as his reason for cancelling a community meeting over the standoff at an oregon wildlife refuge. officials say they became aware of plans to protest the meeting and block entrance to the site where it was being held. an armed group has been occupying the malheur national wildlife refuge since january second to protest federal land use policies. rochelle: and president barack obama is changing some punishment policies. the president says he's moving to ban solitary confinement for juvenile and low-level offenders in federal prisons. the president says solitary confinement diminishes chances for successful rehabilitation and should be a last resort for inmates that pose threats to themselves or staff members. the move will affect some 10,000 federal inmates and also limit solitary confinement for the mentally ill. rochelle: the gamecocks are looking for a win on the basketball court. eric, how are things looking
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>> eric: carolina basketball coach frank martin knows his team needs to play better, but he's keeping things in perspective as only he can do. tim hill has more in this morning's sports minute to win it. >> gamecock basketball back at home and back in action. usc will host mississippi bulldogs. the gamecocks with two losses in the last four games. frank martin not apologizing. >> we are not 10-7, we are 17-2. we have none nine -- no, we have won seven of nine games away from home. you know, we've won two road conference games. that's the most this school has won since probably the earth was invented. you know. that's when eddie fogler coached, by the way, and you can quote me on that. >> michael carrera and company
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going on the road and giving hampton the first conference loss of the season, sc state a winner at hampton. bulldogs improve 6-2 in conference play. i'm tim hill, that's your minute to win it, hope it gets your tuesday off to a good start. >> eric: tim, thank you. eric: still to come: closing time. find out what capital city hot-spot is done doing business. this may surprise you this morning.
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main and gervais. rochelle: welcome back to good morning column by a-thanks for waking up with us on a tuesday morning. your time right now 6:17. >> jonathan: let's take a bite out of your morning menu, sponsored by bojangles'. it's "second shift twosday" at the state museum and they're jamming out with the "songwriters guild of south carolina." grab your friends and family to enjoy some live music as you experience the carolina makers art exhibition. and you can enjoy all the fun a little longer tonight because the museum is open later hours. doors open at 5:00 and and close at 8:00 p.m. the boeing observatory has also extended their hours until 10:00 p.m. so you can catch those night sky views. ever. >> rochelle: here's something else someone can catch. but no more late hours for a popular vista hangout spot. a sign posted on "jillians" door directs employees to a law firm to collect their final paychecks. a spokesperson for the vista guild says she has not spoken with jillian's owners directly but has been in contact with property manager arnold companies who says, "there is
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location." what is in the works remains to be seen. >> jonathan: there's been a lot of development in the vista, cool things, i guess we will see something new very soon. >> rochelle: what will we see in the weather department? warm air? >> jonathan: more warm air but clouds too. i think we see highs easily in the mid-60s today. about 10 degrees above normal. we will start out chilly, warm it up as we move throughout the day, see sunshine as cloud come our way. we are rain-free today, rain comes our way tonight into tomorrow. >> rochelle: 37 into mid-60s, not too bad. >> jonathan: no. rochelle: we're checking out what will be making headlines later today. >> jonathan: here's eric with your "look ahead." >> eric: johns baptist church is making sure you keep some safety tips in mind as it gets seasonably cold here in the midlands. they'll be providing a "winter safety information" event today for columbia residents.
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event. this starts at 9:30 this morning and runs until 12:30 this afternoon. eric: and more community support this morning. the "law enforcement torch run for special olympics, south carolina," is kicking off its 30th year of support. officers from law enforcement agencies from around t t state are gathering today for the kick off announcement. it's taking place on the north steps of the state house at 11:00 this morning. officers will be announcing how much they raised in 2015 for the athletic programs and their anticipated goal for 2016 they always do such a good job, let's hope they raise more money this year. >> rochelle: hopefully they will get more support than in years past. thanks, eric. rochelle: still to come, we're talking vote 2016. find out how the democratic presidential hopefuls are faring less than a week before voters cast their ballot. that story coming up next. stay with us.
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>> jonathan: time right now is 6:25 on this tuesday mororng. we will wake up with cool start for us but warm up in the mid-60s. look for clouds to filter in through the day, mostly cloudy
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warmer, only in the 50s wednesday and thursday. not expecting a lot of rain in quantity but coverage-wise it will probably bring us additional showers across south carolina. by the time we get to friday and the weekend it will be gorgeous, back to sunshine and highs in the low 60s. eric: the democratic presidential candidates are busy criss-crossing iowa less than a week before residents there head to the polls. >> rochelle: hillary clinton, bernie sanders and martin o'malley all took questions at a town hall in iowa last night. sanders took time to reiterate his calls for free tuition at public colleges and implementing a single payer health care system. clinton pushed back at suggestions that she's the economic newbie, issues that have been at the center of sanders' campaign. and martin o'malley said climate change is the top issue young people. >> rochelle: the candidates are busy trying to shore up support before next week's vote. according to a new cnn/orc poll
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sanders. clinton still holds the lead with 52% of the vote and sanders takes 38% of the vote. clinton's lead is now smaller than it has been at any point since the field narrowed to three candidates. rochelle: back here at home, bernie sanders is gaining some support in the palmetto state. >> eric: orangeburg representative justin bamberg announced he is now endorsing sanders. bamberg previously supported hillary clinton. he says after reviewing senator sanders' policies, he believes sanders is a game-changer. >> it's important that i show my constituents that we as americans have the right to choose. i'm not here to play the game of politics, i along with bernie are here to change the game of politics. >> eric: bamberg replaced bakari sellers in the house after sellers left for an unsuccessful run at the lieutenant governor's office.
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clinton supporter. eric: still to come, finding out where the capital city stands. >> rochelle: we have all the details on tonight's state of the city address. >> jonathan: and waking up with a chilly start this morning but we will see a beautiful day for the rest of the day. warm air and sunshine return for your tuesday afternoon. details next.
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main and gervais. eric: good morning, columbia. it is tuesday already, we're glad you are starting it with us. i'm eric weisfeld. rochelle: and i'm rochelle dean. we'rlive from main and gervais. your time 6:30. we are creeping upon the 7:00 hour. >> eric: time flies when you are having fun. chilly start this morning but good news it won't be as cold as the past week end and will heat up. >> rochelle: slowly but surely the temperatures go up. you need a coat as you head out and getting the little ones to the bus stop. here to know what to expect, let's turn things over to jonathan kennedy. >> jonathan: for our tuesday it is warmer, not necessarily warm outside but warmer. we will see a nice warm up with sunshine on the way.
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right now are allowing us to cool down and we are seeing a little variable cloud cover and winds light and variable as well. even that small amount of wind makes a difference what the temperatures eventually fall to, we are seeing some areas at or below freezing, some areas above freezing, depend where you wake up. 33 downtown, 32 st. matthews, sumter and manning. notice 30 for camden and bishopville. not too far off where we should be for january standard, obviously it's still the middle of winter but most areas seeing warm up compared to yesterday. notice orangeburg well above where they were yesterday, but likely to see everybody to see a nice warm up with sunshine we are expecting. satellite and radar starting to pick up a little cloud cover to our south, not particularly thick cloud cover but a little cloud cover will help keep those areas warmer in these early morning hours. i do expect us to see sunshine
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clouds will be filtering in today, gradually getting thicker and thicker moving into tonight. a lot of the cloud cover coming in advance of the cold front situated on the other side of the appalachean mountains, a little high pressurur off t t coast, moving further off the coast so it will have less of an influenzas it progressively moves off to the east. this low here and this low to the south in particular are going to be giving us interesting forecasts over the next couple days. that low comes out of the gulf and moves and shifts this rain pattern, so we are looking at a dry day, little bit of cloud cover but will be warm with warm air coming in from the south with the high pressure and low imparting the southerly flow in the motion of the air but we are likely to see the rain chances pick up late tonight but not until after midnight. notice how the rain stays in the upstate and moves through tomorrow afternoon. late tomorrow we will catch a
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low in the gulf move up the coast on thursday. couple chances of rain as we head through the mid-week forecast. we will stick with the sunshine, mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies this afternoon, highs in the mid to upper 60s, warm day, about 10 degrees above normal. anytime we are above normal with sunshine, we will take it after the wintry weekend we saw last week. >> eric: we have been safe on the roadways all morning long. let's get a check for this half hour as you head out and about. >> rochelle: here are some trouble spots that you might encounter. the south carolina highway patrol is assisting a motorist on i-77. >> eric: at mile marker 33 in the southbound lanes. we'll keep you updated if anything else pops up. >> rochelle: and as always, abc columbia wants to help you jump start your day. >> eric: we have a quick rundown of your top morning headlines. we're waiting to hear a little more on where the capital city stands. columbia's mayor steve benjamin is set to deliver the city's accomplishments during his state of the city address. benjamin will give his speech at
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we will have a crew there. count on abc columbia to bring you a full report on the news at 11:00. eric: a former columbia city councilman who was released on bond earlier this month for failing to file tax returns will no longer oversee richland county's penny tax funds. >> rochelle: that's right, attorney's for brian dequincey newman confirm he has resigned as chairman of the central midlands transit board of directors. the board oversees the city bus system and is funded through the penny tax. earlier this month the state supreme court placed the former councilman's law license on interim suspension after a judge sentenced him to two years probation on misdemeanor charges of failing to file returns in 2012 and 2013. newman maintains it was simply a mistake. rochelle: and speaking of the richland penny program, they're hoping to make moving around the midlands a little easier and safer. they're set to hold a public meeting on this year's bikeway projects. that's going to be at the lourie
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rochelle: and the south carolina department of corrections is needing your help finding this man, reeves. he was last seen wearing a department of corrections jump suit. rochelle: we have an update this morning on the citadel cadets caught on camera wearing pillowcases on their heads similar to ku-klux-klan garb. >> eric: the citadel military college suspending 14 cadets following that incident. after the photo surfaced onsocial media last month, the cadets claimed they were trying to dress as ghosts of christmas past. but citadel president lieutenant general john rosa says they should have known better. >> the second they t tught it was going to be offensive or could be misconstrued, they should have stopped and that was a leadership failure.
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freshmen are facing on-campus penalties or suspensions. one cadet has been dismissed from campus for one year. the school says it is also expanding its racial sensitivity and ethical decision making training. eric: a fourth death in south carolina has been attributed to the weekend winter storm. >> rochelle: officials say on saturday, a 61-year-old jimmy thomas ran off highway 9 just outside jonesville. authorities say the vehicle hit a ditch, then a tree. officials say the driver was wearing his seatbelt but later died at the hospital. nationwide at least 42 people have died as a result of the past weekend winter storm. >> rochelle: and following the blizzard it's a tale of two cities. new york did well following the big snowstorm, while our nation's capitol struggled. officials blame washington, d.c.'s relatively small snow budget. federal offices and schools remain clolod today in washington, d.c. and airlines are still working to restore their schedules with more than 2500 cancelations and
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weekend winter storm. eric: still to come neither rain, nor snow, nor sleet, nor hail can stop this man from getting to work. >> rochelle: you have to include the snow these days. we're not talking about the postman but a different professional who will stop at nothing to make it to the office. >> jonathan: and clear and cold conditions as you head out this morning. but warmer air and temperatures
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main and gervais. >> jonathan: good tuesday morning, thanks for waking up with us on good morning columbia. we'll see a nice forecast, if you enjoyed the nice weather yesterday, enjoy more today.
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grab the jacket but dress in layers because you won't need the big jacket later. a few clouds, it won't be perfectly blue skies with the sun but highs in the mid to upper 60s byhis afternoon. >> eric: love to see the improvement. >> jonathan: yes. eric: some warmer days ahead could be a good excuse to finally get back outside after this cold spell. but for one doctor even some snow won't stop him from getting out and about. >> jonathan: that's right. despite some nasty weather the doctor is in. dr. darly larusso has been hopping on his trust tractor and driving it through three-feet of snow to get to work at a medical center in west virginia. that might be his normal ride in west virginia. the normally 15-minute commute takes an hour in the snow. but the doctor isn't alone he picks up co-workers along the way. out of the entire emergency room staff only five people couldn't make it in. >> eric: employee of the year for sure. >> jonathan: absolutely. eric: we're now going to turn our attention to your health. >> jonathan: good morning,
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rochelle: good morning, jonathan. good morning, eric. for some these dreary cold days can have an effect on your emotions. it's estimated at least 12 million americans suffer from a type of depression called seasonal affective disorder or "sad." but health offials say there are ways to fight the winter blues. you can help by modifying your diet and exercise more. there are also specially designed light boxes that are used to treat those with seasonal depression. if the problem becomes serious, some doctors will recommend anti-depressants or psychotherapy to help patients get through the dark days of winter. rochelle: the mosquito-driven zika virus is traveling. experts say the disease which is suspected of causing birth defects is likely to spread to every country in the americas where the mosquito that carries it can be found. that's everywhere expect canada and continental chile. rochelle: and a texas grand jury is clearing planned parenthood of wrongdoing. this follows the release of a series of controversial undercover vidids. the videos appeared to suggest
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sold fetal tissue and organs. the jury instead indicted the two anti-abortion activists behind the staged videos that sparked the controversy. david daleiden and sandra merritt are charged with tampering with a governmental record. rochelle: still to come, the super bowl is underway. but it may set you back a hefty fine to catch it up close and in person >> jonathan: and clearing and cold as you wake up this morning. not a lot happening on gervais street but we will be looking for a warmer day. i will have details next.
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main and gervais. there was something missing and i want to tell you that something missing is jesus. it was the beginning of a road of redemption for me. there is forgiveness, a new life, everything in trusting god. take that one step. that is a all it takes. i felt like a new person, a
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i f >> jonathan: 6:46, no rain in the forecast but we are tracking rain that is likely to come our way late tonight into your wednesday forecast. chances of rain very minimal until midnight tonight, we watch the system move through the area. cold front i think is handled by the models, will work its way across the mountains but notice the diminished state it is in before it gets to us. the rain fall quantities won't be that impressive, it is fine, a couple showers here and there but it don't expect to see a wash out by any means as you wake up wednesday morning. >> rochelle: thanks, jonathan. rochelle: the south carolina state chamber of commerce is making sure business is booming. they'll be bringing business
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general assembly leaders to discuss issues most pressing to the business community. infrastructure, workforce and education. that meeting is set for today at 4:00 at the columbia marriott. appears to be only a rich man's game. the average resale price of a ticket to the february 7th game between the carolina panthers and denver broncos is more than $5,000. that's according to ticket price tracker seat-geek. a pair of club seats near midfield have already sold for more than $12,000 each, making them the most expensive seats sold so far. super bowl 50 will be played in levi's stadium in santa clara, california. rochelle: from breaking the bank to breaking records, a record 50,000 south carolinians sought to buy guns or carry concealed weapons in december. "the post and courier" obtained the statistics from the fbi criminal background check system. the spike came when president
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tighten gun control measures. the number does not indicate the exact number of guns sold. some requests were declined and others purchased more than one gun. rochelle: the debate over guns is also a hot topic on the big screen. eric, what can you tell us? >> eric: the sundance film festival is in full swing and taking aim at the hot-button topic of gun violence. abc's jason nathanson has that and more in your showbiz wrap. >> reporter: the debate over guns is a hot topic at the snowy sundance film festival. several documentaries on the issue debuting, including one narrated by katie couric, who talked about why she teamed up with director stephanie soechtig for "under the gun." >> i couldn't understand the disconnect between popular opinion wanting to do something about gun violence in this country and yet the inability of congress to get anything done. so, i said, "why don't we try
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to know." >> reporter: three other films at sundance examine mass shootings, including one focusing on sandy hook elementary school and another on the movie theater massacre in aurora, colorado. also at sundance, people are talking about the oscars and diversity. singer john legend won an oscar last year for the song "glory in selma," and he says he thinks recent changes made by the academy will be helpful. >> we still have to keep making content and making content that features a diverse cast and a diverse people behind the -- and behind the camera as well, and, so, that's on all of us as creators. >> reporter: as for chris rock hosting the oscars, he's smacking down some comments made by one of the show's producers over the weekend. reggie hudlin had told "entertainment tonight" that because of the diversity controversy, rock was throwing out the show he wrote and writing a new show. in a statement to abc from rock's publicist, she says neither hudlin nor anyone else speaks for rock, and he has not made decisions about the content of the show. all will be revealed february 28th. and that's what's happening in hollywood. i'm jason nathanson, abc news, los angeles. eric: still to come: who let the dogs out? we're talking about a hound looking to take home the prize. >> jonathan: and mostly clear
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we will see a much watcher afternoon on the way. i'll have the details next.
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main and gervais. >> jonathan: still a cold start for us this morning, we are not as cold as we have been the last couple of mornings.
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jacket, we will see a nice warm afternoon. highs in the mid to upper 60s, 10 degrees above normal for your tuesday afternoon. tonight mostly cloudy skies, chance of rain after midnight, but it will be a mild night, at least won't be a cold rain, we'll see lows in the 50s overnight. eric: forget taking the dog for a walk, this pup is giving some marathon participants a run for their money. >> rochelle: earlier this month a bloodhound named ludivine turned up at the starting line of a half marathon in alabama. it looks like this dog doesn't know the meaning of sit and stay because ludivine trotted alongside runners for the entire 13.1 miles. this top dog came in seventh-place. her owner who is not a runner didn't even know about her celebrity dog until a friend called and filled her in. ludivine was presented with a finisher's medal for her accomplishment. she then went home and took a long nap.
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>> eric: best nap of her life. >> rochelle: she is like everybody is running, i have to see where everybody is going. eric: still to come: it's not quite valentines day yet. >> rochelle: but we're still giving you a reason to celebrate your loved ones next in your day in history. >> jonathan:nd a chilly start to kickoff your tuesday. we are looking at sunshine and warmer temperatures later. i have details next.
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main and gervais. there was something missing and i want to tell you that something missing is jesus. it was the beginning of a road of redemption for me. there is forgiveness, a new life, everything in trusting god. take that one step. that is all it takes. i felt like a new person, a
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i f >> jonathan: good tuesday morning, as we look at the extended forecast heading out the door, we're looking at more sunshine on the way. it is cold so no jacket needed today especially after we get to lunchtime. 66 for the high, lots of sunshine, mix in a few cloud this afternoon. low of 50 tonight, it will be warmer for us, mostly cloudy skies and chance of rain as well. most of the rain will hold off to wednesday, secondary system to add a little more rain but not expecting a lot either day. then back to the sunshine and warmer forecast heading into the weekend. it will be the end of january but will feel quite nice, temperatures in the mid to upper 60s. that. >> rochelle: upper 60s, that's a perfect day for january. >> eric: any day. >> rochelle: no rain or snow,
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>> eric: like northern california. columbia's mayor steve benjamin is set to deliver the city's accomplishments during his state of the city address. benjamin will give his speech at 6:00 tonight at city hall. we will have a crew there. count on abc columbia to bring you a full report on the news at 11:00. rochelle: let's check out the day in history. australia is founded in 1788. "the dukes of hazzard" premiers in 1979. and the bears beat the patriots in super bowl xx in 1986. eric: today is speak up and succeed day, spouses day, and national peanut brittle day.y. got to love that. >> rochelle: i'm taking the national spouse's day. you are taking the national peanut brittle day and you are taking the stand up and succeed. >> jonathan: i miss the super bowl when it was just one week
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>> rochelle: it is a little lull. >> jonathaha if i see one more dab. >> rochelle: just get to the game. >> jonathan: i'm so sick of that, let's just play football. >> rochelle: or you can stand in line and get those tickets. >> eric: thanks for joining us, we are almost out of time. "good morning, america" is next. >> rochelle: have a good day. good morning, america. six days to iowa. a furious fight to the finish. >> they throw all this stuff at me and i'm still standing. >> democratic candidates make their closing arguments on health care and taxes to a packed town hall. while republican front-runner donald trump zeros in on closest rival ted cruz. >> my new battle is with a gentleman named ted cruz, the canadian. >> as he faces a barrage of new attack ads, donald trump joins us this morning.
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