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the casting incredib good morning columbia. thanks for joining us. i'm eric weisfeld. and i'm meteorologist jonathan kennedy we're live from main and gervais. the time's now 5:00. it's already a nice start to your tueseday... temperatures are very comfortable... and some of you
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jacket before you head out. 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 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. we're starting with vote 20-16... and the result of last night's iowa caucus. unbelievably close race out of iowa. after a long night... it's a race many are calling too close to call.... for the democrats. the clinton campaign is already declaring victory in iowa. but with 99-percent of precincts reporting... both hillary clinton and bernie sanders take about 50-percent of the vote. but the numbers are in from the iowa democratic party. the iowa democratic party chair... doctor andy mcguire released a statement on last night's historically close vote. in it, mcguire outlines that clinton has been awarded 7-hundred state delegate
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sanders has been awarded 695-state delegates. mcguire says.... "we still have outstanding results in one precinct, which is worth three state delegate equivalents. we'll report that final precinct when we've confirmed those results with the chair." of course....should sanders win the last precinct... it would still not be enough to edge out clinton.... but again... we're still waiting for those final votes to come in this morning. the race was so close last night... that democrats in some precincts had to flip coins to determine how to award an extra county delegate. it's a rare move... but a long-standing procedure. party rules call for a coin flip when support for candidates is even but a precinct has an odd number of delegates to award. clinton won coin tosses at precincts in davenport and des moines. meanwhile... iowa republican party officials say iowa voters showed up last night in record numbers. more than 180-thousand voters turned out last night. those iowan voters have spoken. senator ted cruz is waking up knowing he has won iowa's
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cruz.... with a strong showing last night with 28-percent of the vote... to donald trump's... 24-percent. marco rubio confident with 23 percent of the vote... and rounding out the top four... ben carson with 9 percent. after his victory... cruz has his sights set on south carolina next. 'rally with ted cruz' gets underway tonight at six-thirty... at t-d convention center in greenville. from there... he'll be heading to new hampshire. of course... many candidates are now turning their attention to new hampshire. their primary is set for next tuesday. donald trump, hillary clinton, bernie sanders, and jeb bush will all hold big rallies today in new hampshire in new hampshire... 30 percent of likely republican primary voters are backing trump. that's more than double the support of his nearest competitor... ted cruz.... who stands at 12 percent. and among the democratic presidential hopefuls... sanders is showing 57 to clinton's 34 percent. sanders and clinton will go head to head in new hampshire tomorrow. c-n-n will broadcast a town hall from eight to 11. and as many
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attention to the granite state... for others... the road to the white house has come to an end. democratic presidential hopeful martin o'malley announced he has suspended his campaign.... after taking only point-six- percent in last night's caucus. republican presidential hopeful governor mike huckabee... also suspending his campaign. huckabee took less than two-percent in last night's vote. here in south carolina... preparations are underway for the first in the south primaries. g-o-p leaders in the midlands say last night's results could have big ballot implications here in the palmetto state. when looking at iowa... party officials say the caucuses are all about which candidate can maintain and gain traction with voters. 33 even on the other side of the aisle... democratic party leaders kept a close eye on the republican caucus in iowa. democratic party officials say history has shown that what happens in iowa can
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other states... particularly when it comes to voters who don't identify with either polical party. mark your 33 calendars.the republican primary is february 20-th and the democratic primary is february 27-th. until then.... the candidates will be busy vying for your vote. tomorrow..... former president bill clinton will campaign for his wife, hillary, at allen university. the event, held in the john hurst gymnatorium, is set to start at six that evening... doors open at four. before the gathering.... clinton will meet with state democrats to discuss the issues facing south carolinians. hillary clinton's daughter, chelsea, will also be campaigning for her mother this weekend in the upstate. and in the world of endorsements... marco rubio is shoring up support. he's set to secure the endorsement of south carolina senator tim scott. that announcement
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today. and presidential candidates from both parties have been invited to south carolina to take part in a discussion on faith. the 2016 faith and family presidential forum is planned for february 12-th at bob jones university in greenville. attorney general alan wilson is moderating the event, along with oran smith, president of palmetto family. if you missed any of the results from iowa...you can log on to our website... abc columbia dot com.. twitter... and on the a-b-c columbia facebook page. still to come... a long night... and a close race. we'll have more on the results of the iowa caucuses. partly cloudy and mild this morning with temps near 50. it'll be a warm tuesday but not much sunshine is expected.
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and gervais. here's a 33 quick look at stories that are
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country. the results are in. ted cruz comes out on top in iowa. but the democrats... are trapped in a deadlock. a-b-c's lana zak has more on the iowa caucus...
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presidential hopefuls. 33 monday night football turns into monday night football media madness. the super bowl festivities kicked off for the carolina panthers with some unusual questions. tim hill has that and more in this
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gridiron to the baseball diamond. what residents are worried about when it comes to head out to the ol' ball game.partly cloudy and mild this morning with temps near 50.it'll be a warm tuesday but not much sunshine
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from main and gervais. they're joining together to tell their inspiring stories of unwavering faith and love in the aftermath of the charleston church shooting. the public is invited to join them in this celebration at "antisdel chapel" at 11 this morning. superintendent of education, molly spearman, is addressing the state in regards to her "understanding the one in five forum" this movement is to raise awareness about the one in five children in the u-s who have learning and attention disabilities like dyslexia and a-d-h-d. this free event is including a panel discussion with national and state experts to help parents understand and meet the needs of those children who have brain-based issues. this is taking place at the state museum... starting at four and running until five. and south carolina
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added lights and noise that columbia baseball brings are voicing their grievances. that's right... consultants met with people living in neighborhoods that surround the columbia commons baseball stadium they talked about those added issues... and are now discussing the results of
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opening 33 day for the columbia fireflies is april 14-th. a job fair will be held february 13- th... at the columbia metropolitan convention center. 33 still to come... it's the state of the town address... what plans are in the works for south carolinas fourth fastest growing municipality. stay with us.
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gervais. 33 police are continuing to investigate a sexual assault case... it happened in the 8-hundred block of barnwell street in columbia around three in the morning saturday. police say the male subject in this photo is a person of interest and is someone they'd like to speak with regarding the assault. if you have information about this case... you are asked to call crime stoppers. that number... one triple eight... crime s-c. a north carolina couple is spending more time south of the border than they may have originly anticipated. newberry sheriff, lee foster, says stephen taylor of deep run, north carolina and bridgette clark of la-grange are charged with havina car full of drugs including cocaine, meth,
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say the couple was arrested after a deputy saw them acting suspiciously in the parking lot of a fast food restaurant on highway 34 near i-26. it's a "front porch" focus, with a commitment to pulling more seats up to the table. that was the message of lexington mayor steve macdougall state of the town address last night. lexington is the fourth fastest-growing municipality in the state... and while the mayor is hoping the town will continue to grow, he says he also wants to retain it's small town charm. since 2015, 33 theyve permitted 70 million dollars in new construction. but with more development... comes more cars. traffic congestion has become a major concern for residents. the town is transitioning to a new adaptive computerized signalization system"... by adding traffic signal that would help to increase the
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is getting 19 lights up this year.... and 16 more in 2017. for more on the state of the town address... be sure to check out our website... a-b-c columbia dot com.still to come... we're taking closer look at iowa caucus results. find out which candidate is gaining momentum after last night's close race.
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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 ... there are no incidents to report in or around the capital city. but as always... we will continue to 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. an unbelievably close race out of iowa. after a long night... it's a race many are calling too close to call.... for the democrats. the clinton campaign is already declaring victory in iowa. but with 99-percent of precincts reporting... both hillary clinton and bernie sanders take about 50-percent of the vote. but the numbers are in from the iowa democratic party. the iowa democratic party chair... doctor andy mcguire released a statement on last night's historically close vote. in it, mcguire outlines that clinton has been awarded 700-state delegate equivalents. and bernie sanders has been awarded 695-state delegates. mcguire says.... "we still have
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precinct, which is worth three state delegate equivalents. we will report that final precinct when we have confirmed those results with the chair." of course, should sanders win the last precinct... it would still not be enough to edge out clinton.... but again... we are still waiting for those final votes to come in this morning. the race was so close last night... that democrats in some precincts had to flip coins to determine how to award an extra county delegate. it's a rare move... but a longstanding procedure. party rules call for a coin flip when support for candidates is even but a precinct has an odd number of delegates to award. clinton won coin tosses at precincts in davenport and des moines. meanwhile... iowa republican party officials say voters showed up last night in record numbers. more than 180-thousand voters turned out last night. those iowan voters have spoken. senator ted cruz is waking up knowing he has won iowa's republican caucuses. cruz.... with a strong showing last night with 28- percent of the vote... to donald trump's... 24-percent.
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23 percent of the vote... and rounding out the top four... ben carson with 9 percent. after his victory... cruz has his sights set on south carolina next. 'rally with ted cruz' gets underway tonight at six-thirty... at t-d convention center in greenville. from there... he'll be heading to new hampshire. of course... many candidates are now turning their attention to new hampshire. their primary is set for next tuesday. donald trump, hillary clinton, bernie sanders, and jeb bush will all holding big rallies today in new hampshire in new hampshire... 30 percent of likely republican primary voters are backing trump. that's more than double the support of his nearest competitor... ted cruz.... who stands at 12 percent. and among the democratic presidential hopefuls... sanders is showing 57 to clinton's 34 percent. sanders and clinton will go head to head in new hampshire tomorrow. c-n-n will broadcast a town hall from eight to 11. and as many of the candidates shift their attention to the granite state... for others... the road to the white house has come to an end. democratic
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o'malley announced he has suspended his campaign.... after taking only point-six- percent in last night's caucus. republican presidential hopeful governor mike huckabee... also suspending his campaign. huckabee took less than two-percent in last night's vote. here in south carolina... preparations are underway for the first in the south primaries. g-o-p leaders in the midlands say last night's results could have big ballot implications here in the palmetto state. when looking at iowa... party officials say the caucuses are all about which candidate can maintain and gain traction with voters. 33 even on the other side of the aisle... democratic party leaders kept a close eye on the republican caucus in iowa. democratic party officials say history has shown that what happens in iowa can influence what happens in other states... particularly when it comes to voters who
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political party. 33 mark your calendars.the republican primary is february 20-th and the democratic primary february 27-th. until then.... the candidates will be busy vying for your vote. tomorrow..... former president bill clinton will campaign for his wife, hillary, at allen university. the event, held in the john hurst gymnatorium, is set to start at six that evening... doors open at four. before the gathering.... clinton will meet with state democrats to discuss the issues facing south carolinians. hillary clinton's daughter, chelsea, will also be campaigning for her mother this weekend in the upstate. and in the world of endorsements... marco rubio is shoring up support. he's set to secure the endorsement of south carolina senator tim scott. that announcement is expected to take place today. and presidential candidates from both parties have been invited to south carolina to take part in a discussion on faith. the 2016
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forum is planned for february 12-th at bob jones university in greenville. attorney general alan wilson is moderating the event, along with oran smith, president of palmetto family. if you missed any of the results from iowa...you can log on to our website... abc columbia dot com.. twitter... and on the a-b-c columbia facebook page. still to come... it's groundhog day. we're waiting to see if we're in store for six more weeks of winter. partly cloudy and mild this morning with temps near 50.it'll be a warm tuesday but not much sunshine
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from main and gervais. hey, there. good morning. topping "america's money" -- the world's new most valuable company. it's google's parent company called alphabet. when the markets open this morning, it will be worth $544 billion roughly, about $6 billion more than apple, which has been on top since 2011. and free snacks, they're coming back to american airlines. the nation's biggest carrier says those snacks will be available on all its nestic flights since april. united airlines began offering the freebies as well. and the seminole tribe is taking the hard rock chain of
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33 will we have to suffer through the end of winter or will it be an early spring for us? that's the question on the minds of many as today marks the infamous "groundhog day". that's right... all eyes will be on punxsutawney, pennsylvania this morning when the famed groundhog "punxsutawney phil"
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prediction. if phil sees his shadow... we are in store for six more weeks of winter... but if he doesn't... we should expect warmer temperatures and an early spring. phil's predictions aren't always on the mark though. since 19-88... phil has been right 13 times... but wrong 15 times. 33 still to come... it may be all about the big game... but those special super bowl ads are already marking their territory for competition.
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from main and gervais. viewers eyes with hints into their 30 seconds of fame. this is the heinz's super bowl ad and it's taking an adorable twist to the hot dog. in it, a group of wiener dogs are shown
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reach a family of heinz condiments... all while harry nilsson's "without you" plays in the background. mountain dew is also getting in on the super bowl ad ... action... but what they plan to do could cause many viewers to scratch their heads. the soft drink giant tweeted brief videos of the commercial's star... a creature that looks like a mix of a baby, a monkey, a horse... and a space alien. so what's the creature all about? mountain dew's not saying just yet but we'll learn that answer this sunday for super bowl 50. and snickers is also sparking some head scratches for their super bowl ad teaser. ad hints show what appears to be hollywood icon marilyn monroe serenading the super bowl on its 50th birthday. but things don't go as expected. snickers says the ad will feature a funny surprise that satisfies those fans hungry for a laugh. c-b-s is charging about five-million dollars for each of these commercials taking a 30-second spont in this years super bowl. once again science
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research may be coming along with an answer to breast cancer. with more...
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johnson. 33 adele is saying "goodbye" to association with presidential candidate... donald trump... she is expressing to fans that she did not give donald trump permission to use her music at campaign events. trump often uses adele's song "rolling in the deep," and her song "skyfall" ... as they are in his pre-rally playlist. adele is not the first artist to make it clear she is not associated with 'the donald.' aerosmith frontman steven tyler previously asked trump to stop using the band's classic "dream on." tyler took it further though... ordering his attorney to send a cease- and-desist letter to trump's campaign. the late david bowie is leaving his estate of about 100-million dollars to his family. according to the new york times... bowiealso set aside money for his other loved ones. he left two-million dollars to his personal assistant, corinne "coco" schwab. he also left one-million dollars to his son's one-time nanny, marion skene. bowie died on january 10 at the age of 69
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pawxutauny is coming out of his hole... we're finding out just how long the groundhog has made his famous debut... next in your day in history.
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from main and gervais. 33 out the day in history. -nional league of baseball was founded in 1876-first groundhog day was in 1877 -battle of stalingrad ends in 1943 today is... groundhog
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day... and national crepe day.33 that's all 33 the time that 33 we have for the first hour of good morning columbia. but we're coming right back. so be sure to stay with us.
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gervais. eric: good morning, columbia. today is tuesday, february 2. too close to call. it's a virtual tie out of iowa for the democratic presidential hopefuls. we're taking a closer look at the numbers to see who could come out on top. plus ted cruz taking the title in iowa. find out where cruz will be reaching out to voters right here in the palmetto state following his victory. and turning our attention to the granite state, we're taking a plans leading up to the new "good morning, columbia" starts right now. captioning provided by caption associates, llc www.captionassociates.com. >> eric: and we're glad you are starting your day here with us for good morning, columbia. thanks for joining us. i'm eric weisfeld. >> jonathan: and i'm meteorologist jonathan kennedy. we're live from main and gervais. the time's now 6:00.
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you will like the temperatures. >> jonathan: groundhog will tell us whether we will see more winter or spring. felt like spring the last few days for us even though it's late january, early february, we are looking at temperatures well above normal yesterday afternoon and this morning. we also are seeing fog. it is warmer, it will feel better for you as you walk out the door, you will need a light jacket but fog could be an issue for you as you head into work or wherever you are going especially for camden, winnsboro, visibility only a quarter mile. not as bad for us here, but that patchy fog is moving around the midlands and could be popping up where you are going to be very soon. temperatures upper 40s, lower 50s. notice the areas where it's warmer, that is where we are seeing fog. we are seeing a much more air mass coming our way and because
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see that chance for fog pick up early this morning even though terms aren't particularly coal. we are looking for temperatures to be relatively warm throughout the day, little cloud cover moving in, moisture out toward savannah river, to the west. that won't affect us. wind dead calm at the moment. 5 miles per hour at the breeze iest locations. win expected to be out of the south and southeast later today. mostly cloudy skies, notice the little formation of rain moving through northern parts of georgia, i don't expect to see much of that for us here at home. we are likely to see the high pressure slide in, push the cold front, we may see a few showers but mainly in the upper areas. looking for the low to come our way later today and tomorrow. combed front will be tomorrow, the rain will be tomorrow and it
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we will look for it to be potentially with thundershowers, we will watch it. today temperatures should be warm. mid-70s for us here at home, cooler to the north but all in all everybody at least 10 degrees above normal if not closer to 15 degrees above normal where we will be later on today. saw a high of 76 yesterday, we are the same even though we will see more cloud cover throughout the day today. >> eric: we are still waiting to see if punxsatawney phil will see his shallow and have six more weeks of winter. >> jonathan: if winter is like this, bring it on. >> eric: we will like it all year long. let's look at traffic. >> jonathan: no incidents but we will update you if anything changes for your commute. and abc columbia wants to jump start your day. >> eric: it's a busy morning, let's get started. an unbelievably close race out of iowa. after a long night, it's a race many are calling too close too
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declaring victory in iowa. but with 99% of precincts reporting, both hillary clinton and bernie sanders take about 50% of the vote. but the numbers are in from the iowa democratic party. the iowa democratic party chair dr. andy mcguire released a statement on last night's historically close vote. in it, mcguire outlines that clinton has been awarded 700 state delegate equivalents. and bernie sanders has been awarded 695 state delegates. mcguire says "we still have outstanding results in one precinct, which is worth three state delegate equivalents. we will report that final precinct when we have confirmed those results with the chair." of course, should sanders win the last precinct, it would still not be enough to edge out clinton but, again, we are still waiting for those final votes to come in this morning. the race was so close last night that democrats in some precincts had to flip coins to determine how to award an extra county delegate. it's a rare move, but a longstanding procedure. party rules call for a coin flip when support for candidates is
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number of delegates to award. clinton won coin tosses at precincts in davenport and des moines. eric: meanwhile, iowa republican party officials say iowa voters showed up last night in record numbers. more than 180,000 voters turned out last night. those iowan voters have spoken. senator ted cruz is waking up knowing he has won iowa's republican caucuses. cruz with a strong showing last night with 28% of the vote to donald trump's 24%. marco rubio confident with 23% of the vote and rounding out the top four, ben carson with 9%. after his victory, cruz has his sights set on south carolina next. "rally with ted cruz: gets underway tonight at 6:30 at t.d. convention center in greenville. from there he'll be heading to new hampshire. of course, many candidates are now turning their attention to new hampshire. their primary is set for next tuesday. donald trump, hillary clinton, bernie sanders, and jeb bush will all holding big rallies
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30% of likely republican primary voters are backing trump. that's more than double the support of his nearest competitor ted cruz who stands at 12%. and among the democratic presidential hopefuls sanders is showing 57% to clinton's 34%. sanders and clinton will go head to head in new hampshire tomorrow. cnn will broadcast a town hall from 8:00 to 11:00. eric: and as many of the candidates shift their attention to the granite state, for others the road to the white house has come to an end. democratic presidential hopeful martin o'malley announced he has suspended his campaign after taking only 0.6% in last night's caucus. republican presidential hopeful governor mike huckabee also suspending his campaign. huckabee took less than 2% in last night's vote. eric: here in south carolina preparations are underway for the first in the south primaries. gop leaders in the midlands say last night's results could have big ballot implications here in the palmetto state.
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all about which candidate can maintain and gain traction with voters. >> well, the past two election cycles the winner of the iowa caucus has not done particularly well after the iowa caucus. >> eric: even on the other side of the aisle, democratic party leaders kept a close eye on the republican caucus in iowa. democratic party officials say history has shown that what happens in iowa can influence what happens in other states particularly when it comes to voters who don't identify with either political party. >> it will turn off independence and here in south carolina we have significant independent voting population. >> eric: mark your calendars. the republican primary is february 20th and the democratic primary february 27th. until then, the candidates will be busy vying for your vote. tomorrow former president bill clinton will campaign for his wife, hillary, at allen university. the event, held in the john hurst gymnatorium, is set to start at 6l00 that evening doors open at 4:00. before the gathering clinton
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south carolinians. hillary clinton's daughter, campaigning for her mother this weekend in the upstate. endorsements, marco rubio is shoring up support. he's set to secure the endorsement of south carolina senator tim scott. that announcement is expected to take place today. candidates from both parties have been invited to south carolina to take part in a discussion on faith. the 2016 faith and family presidential forum is planned for february 12th at bob jones university in greenville. attorney general alan wilson is moderating the event, along with oran smith, president of palmetto family. eric: if you missed any of the results from iowa, you can log on to our website abccolumbia.com, twitter and on the abc columbia facebook page. eric: still to come, a long night and a close race. we'll have more on the results of the iowa caucuses. >> jonathan: and partly cloudy and mild to start your tuesday.
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across the street from us on the state house on our cam. looking for a mix of sun and cloud and a warm afternoon. i'll let you know what to expect coming up next.
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gervais. >> jonathan: good morning, 6:12 on tuesday, waking up with foggy conditions in the midland, especially those surrounding west. but later today we will see a mix of sun and cloud, not as much fog later in the morning,
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some areas won't get there, we have a chance of areas having warm temperatures and sunshine peeking through. lows around 60. it will be a warm forecast, not necessarily full of sunshine at any point but lots of sunshine peeking through the clouds at times, eric. >> eric: thanks so much. eric: here's a quick look at stories that are making headlines across the country. the results are in. ted cruz comes out on top in iowa. and hillary clinton is claiming victory in the hawkeye state while others say, it's too close to call. abc's lana zak has more on the iowa caucus and what's next for the presidential hopefuls. >> it looks like we have a virtual tie. >> a razor thin margin separates the two, in some places a coin toss broke the tie. >> heads.
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>> clinton saying they won but she said she took on the republicans. >> i wouldn't rip away the progress we have made, so as i stand here tonight, breathing a big sigh of relief, thank you, iowa. >> but it was a decisive win for ted cruz. >> iowa has made clear to the world morning is coming. >> and trump was gracious in his second place win. >> iowa, i love you, i think i might come here and buy a farm, i love it here. >> and marco rubio riding a wave of support.
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>> we are seeing the field winnow, muck aby and omalley dropping out. lana zak, abc news, des moines. eric: monday night football turns into monday night football media madness. the super bowl festivities kicked off for the carolina panthers with some unusual questions. here's tim hill and your morning's sports minute to win it. >> reality tv at its finest. super bowl media day in prime time, carolina panther players and fans showing off. cam newton asked if he was born for big games, he says he doesn't know that but he admits he reacts better in big games winning. jones might not be coming to carolina after all. he will not be signing on the
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issue. jones is expected to graduate from junior college this spring, hopes to come to usc this fall. the basketball team back on the floor tonight in georgia starting a tough sec stretch of games to finish out the season. i'm tim hill, that's your minute to win it, hope it gets your tuesday off to a good start. eric: still to come, from the basketball court to the baseball diamond. what residents are worried about when heading out to the ball stay with us, we are live from
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good morning. >> eric: good mornings to you, your time is 6:18. >> jonathan: let's take a bite out of your morning menu, sponsored by bojangles'. >> eric: following the traumatic shootings at emanuel ame church back in june, there's no greater faith than the legacy of the members of the church. that's the message that some of the survivors and family members of those killed are sending out today. they're joining together to tell their inspiring stories of unwavering faith and love in the aftermath of the charleston church shooting. the public is invited to join them in this celebration at "antisdel chapel" at 11:00 this morning. eric: superintendent of education, molly spearman, is addressing the state in regards to her understanding the one in five forum. this movement is to raise awareness about the one in five children in the u.s. who have learning and attention
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adhd. this free event is including a panel discussion with national and state experts to help parents understand and meet the needs of those children who have brain-based issues. this is taking place at the state museum starting at 4:00 and running till 5:00. eric: and south carolina residents concerned about the added lights and noise that columbia baseball brings are voicing their grievances. >> jonathan: that's right, consultants met with people living in neighborhoods that surround the columbia commons baseball stadium. they talked about those added issues and are now discussing the results of a recent study. >> we put a lot of faith in the professionals that design the sound system to make sure the speakers that were selected and the way we operate our venue will be, i guess, the least amount of intrusiveness to the surrounding communities. >> i don't agree with it.
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sound is going to be move muffled by the trees. >> until we have event and the decibels can be tested and the traffic impact not just on the neighborhoods but on five points, on both streets, until that is tested we are not even close to having answers. right now we just have good guesses or bad guesses. >> jonathan: opening day for the columbia fireflies is april 14th. a job fair will be held february 13th at the columbia metropolitan convention center. >> eric: you can bet this is a story we will hear a lot of in the future as we get closer to opening day. they are happy with the he cop my, what it will do for -- the economy, what it will do for the jobs, but the traffic and noise. >> jonathan: there are always pros and cons. >> eric: we want the fireflies to succeed. >> jonathan: we are looking at more temperatures to climb into
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similar to yesterday we will see sun and cloud, probably similar to yesterday afternoon where it was more cloudy than sunny. there is fog, keep it in mind. a light jacket needed. we are in the upper months 40s and upper 50s right now. no rain in the forecast until after midnight tonight and we will stick with the dry forecast but it will be ranier for wednesday into thursday. enjoy the dry weather today. >> eric: you can't always get a tan in the middle of february. eric: still to come, it's the state of the town address. what plans are in the works for south carolinas fourth fastest growing municipality. stay with us. we're live from main and gervais. hey, in today's
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this year's prez denlt election with google. users who search for a particular candidate will now receive a google now card. it shows the politician's stance on the major issues of the the campaign as well as a reminder to go out and vote. looks like apple may be getting ready to unveil a brand-new tablet next month. reports say the ipad air 3 will incorporate some ipad pro features. including quad speakers. police in the netherlands now training eagles to take down drones that may be flying where they should nts be. they say that the birds are taught to see the drone as prey. they then catch it and bring it back the a safe place. a decision whether to put them on the job won't be made for another few months.
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thursday33 columbia police are continuing to investigate a >> eric: 6:27 is your time. good morning, columbia. columbia police are continuing to investigate a sexual assault case. it happened in the 800 block of barnwell street in columbia around 3:00 in the morning on saturday. police say the male subject in this photo is a person of interest and is someone they would like to speak with regarding the assault. if you have information about this case, you are asked to call crime stoppers.
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eric: a north carolina couple is spending more time south of the border than they may have originally anticipated. newberry sheriff, lee foster, says stephen taylor of deep run, north carolina, and bridgette clark of la-grange are charged with having a car full of drugs including cocaine, meth, and marijuana. investigators say the couple was arrested after a deputy saw them acting suspiciously in the parking lot of a fast food restaurant on highway 34 near i-26. eric: it is a front porch focus, with a commitment to pulling more seats up the table. that was the message of lexington mayor steve macdougall state of the town address last night. lexington is the fourth fastest-growing municipality in the state and while the mayor is hoping the town will continue to grow, he says he also wants to retain its small town charm. >> our goal is to be esthetic
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small time charm while making attractions for visitors and new economic development. >> eric: since 2015, they've permitted $70 million in new construction. but with more development comes more cars. traffic congestion has become a major concern for residents. the town is transitioning to a new adaptive computerized signalization system by adding traffic signals that would help to increase the flow of traffic. the goal is getting 19 lights up this year and 16 more in 2017. for more on the state of the town address, be sure to check out our website abccolumbia.com. eric: we're taking a closer look at the results out of iowa. find out which candidate is gaining momentum after last night's close race. you will want to hear the result.
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main and gervais. eric: good morning, columbia. we have one half hour of your morning news. i'm eric weisfeld. >> jonathan: and i'm meteorologist jonathan kennedy. we're live from main and gervais. your time is just after 6:30 gentlemen if you.>> eric: if you haven't been outside, you will enjoy the temperatures. >> jonathan: it will be a little treacherous for some areas this
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columbia dropped to one half mile, getting foggier, zero the visibility in camden, saluda half a mile, bishopville a quarter mile. we are starting to see the dense fog moving across, we have dense fog advisory until 10:00 this morning. a lot of that due to more moisture coming our way. temperatures are cooling down a couple degrees falling closer to the dewpoint that allows us to get the fog going, still quite warm for us. upper 40s, low 50s. camden zero visibility but a nice warm start even though you can't see anything. satellite and radar will be quiet, rain not a big issue, we are seeing a few showers towards the upstate near savannah and greensville. a lot of that prorobly won't make it to the surface and we won't expect to see much from the rain. wind calm, we will see them out
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maybe 10 to 15 at the breeze iest of conditions. satellite and radar as we zoom out, nice and quiet, a little boundary, getting resolved around the weak, weak cold front that is left over from yesterday that brought good rain in the atlantic, high pressure making it sink. we are more worried about the low in the central plains, that will come our way tomorrow. no rain in the forecast, we will stick with the cloud cover, feeding more moisture and warmth into the system. we will see a warm day today and tomorrow, we will have to be on the look out for thunderstorms tomorrow but today for tuesday and groundhog day warmer for us, i think we will see highs in the mid-70s, another warm day, beautiful start to february. couldn't ask for too much better. we could see a little more sunshine here and there but temperatures have been just extremely nice. 76 yesterday, i think we be in
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with the rain in the 70s tomorrow. >> eric: now we are waiting for punxsatawney phil to see his shadow. >> jonathan: we will see what phil says, he is usually wrong, we want the opposite of what he sees. >> eric: we want him to see his shadowing. >> that will mean more winter and it will be the opposite. >> eric: w w are heading to the traffic. >> jonathan: a motorist at i-20. eastbound lanes. we will keep you up to date. >> jonathan: abc columbia wants to help you jump start your day. >> eric: we have a quick rundown of your top morning headlines. so, let's get started. an unbelievably close race out of iowa. after a long night, it's a race many are calling too close too the clinton campaign is already declaring victory in iowa. but with 99% of precincts
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and bernie sanders take about 50% of the vote. but the numbers are in from the iowa democratic party. the iowa democratic party chair dr. andy mcguire released a statement on last night's historically close vote. in it, mcguire outlines that clinton has been awarded 700 state delegate equivalents. and bernie sanders has been awarded 695 state delegates. mcguire says "we still have outstanding results in one precinct, which is worth three state delegate equivalents. we will report that final precinct when we have confirmed those results with the chair." of course, should sanders win the last precinct, it wouldstill not be enough to edge out clinton but, again, we are still waiting for those final votes to come in this morning. the race was so close last night that democrats in some precincts had to flip coins to determine how to award an extra county delegate. it's a rare move, but a longstanding procedure. party rules call for a coin flip when support for candidates is even but a precinct has an odd number of delegates to award. clinton won coin tosses at precincts in davenport and des moines.
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iowa voters showed up last night in record numbers. more than 180,000 voters turned out last night. those iowan voters have spoken. knowing he has won iowa's republican caucuses. cruz with a strong showing last night with 28% of the vote to donald trump's 24%. marco rubio confident with 23% of the vote and rounding out the top four, ben carson with 9%. sights set on south carolina next. "rally with ted cruz" gets underway tonight at 6:30 at t.d. convention center in greenville. from there he'll be heading to new hampshire. of course, many candidates are now turning their attention to new hampshire. their primary is set for next tuesday. donald trump, hillary clinton, bernie sanders, and jeb bush will all be holding big rallies today in new hampshire. 30% of likely republican primary voters are backing trump. that's more than double the support of his nearest competitor ted cruz who stands at 12%.
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presidential hopefuls sanders is showing 57% to clinton's 34%. sanders and clinton will go head to head in new hampshire tomorrow. cnn will broadcast a town hall from 8:00 to 11:00. eric: here in south carolina preparations are underway for the first in the south primaries. gop leaders in the midlands say last night's results could have big ballot implications here in the palmetto state. when looking at iowa, party officials say the caucuses are all about which candidate can maintain and gain traction with you voters. >> well, the past two election cycles, the winner of the iowa caucus has not done particularly well after the iowa caucus.. >> eric: even on the other side of the aisle, democratic party leaders kept a close eye on the republican caucus in iowa. democratic party officials say history has shown that what happens in iowa can influence what happens in other states particularly when it comes to voters who don't identify with either political party.
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have a significant independent voting population. >> eric: mark your calendars. the republican primary is february 20th and the democratic primary is february 27th. until then, the candidates will be busy vying for your vote. tomorrow former president bill clinton will campaign for his wife, hillary, at allen university. the event held in the john hurst gymnatorium is set to start at 6l00 that evening doors open at 4:00. before the gathering clinton will meet with state democrats to discuss the issues facing south carolinians. hillary clinton's daughter, chelsea, will also be campaigning for her mother this weekend in the upstate.. eric: and in the world of endorsements, marco rubio is shoring up support. he's set to secure the endorsement of south carolina senator tim scott. that announcement is expected to take place today. eric: presidential candidates from both parties have been invited to south carolina to take part in a discussion on faith. the 2016 faith and family presidential forum is planned for february 12th at bob jones university in greenville. attorney general alan wilson is
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oran smith, president of palmetto family. eric: if you missed any of the results from iowa, you can log on to our website abccolumbia.com, twitter and on the abc columbia facebook page. eric: still to come, we're enjoying some warm and sunny days here in the midlands but other parts of the nation aren't as lucky. we're taking a closer look at the damage left behind by a storm in san diego. >> jonathan: foggy as you wake up and head out on tuesday, month, temperatures around 50. it will be a warm start and warm afternoon. i'll tell you what to expect coming up next.
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thursday >> jonathan: 6:43 on this tuesday morning. it is groundhog day, for us it feels like spring, even though it's winter. yesterday we saw temperatures in the 70s, i think we will see the same thing today. today a mix of sun and clouds, more clouds than sun with a high near 75 and low near 60 as the cloud cover holds strong and keeps our temperatures even keel. we will see temperatures in winnsboro maybe not getting out of the 60s. all in all everybody above normal today. >> eric: relatively speaking, very warm in our area. >> jonathan: yes. eric: the groundhog can't predict these kinds of weather conditions but a blustery storm is still casting its shadow in california. >> jonathan: that's right, widespread damage and power outages are the result of that storm across san diego. residents are left cleaning up the mess as winds blew sand all over the place. some are having to dig their way out of the sand just like their snow covered friends on the east
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the gale force winds downed a number a trees and toppled power poles, fences and street signs. the heavy winds are also to blame for killing at least one person, a woman died when a tree fell on her car. on a lighter note than that, last part of the story, the pga tournament was there in tory pines, they had to delay it. obviouslyot golf conditions and dangerous things for the nongolfing community. >> eric: mother nature has been busy with snow in some parts and wind in others, we've been lucky. eric: still to come, customers may appreciate the savings but the workers, not so much. it's a noisy protest that has many turning heads. stay with us.
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gervais. >> eric: good morning, it's 12 minutes before the hour. there's about 200 angry uber drivers calling for a change. yesterday uber drivers made a noisy protest, honking in and around san francisco over a recent cut in pay. they traveled together over two counties with horns honking and hazard lights flashing. customers may appreciate the savings but drivers say the fare for a trip to san francisco international airport has dropped to an unsustainable level. uber drivers in new york are also protesting cuts. uber began lowering fares in select cities last month as a way to increase demand for the service.
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google. apple is reported as the most valuable company on the stock market but for a brief time yesterday, google's parent company held that title. "alphabet" the newly-created parent company of google made some big gains, as it peeled back the curtain on some of its most secretive projects. alphabet then briefly overtook apple as the most-valuable publicly-traded company. shares were up as much as 8% in after-hours trading. eric: it's big news for chipotle. the chain's e-coli outbreak appears to be finally over. the cause of the outbreak is still unknown. dozens of customers in several states reported gettininsick after r ting at chipotle restaurants. no deaths have been reported. to win back customers, chipotle says they're planning deep discounts for the upcoming super bowl weekend. next monday chipotle is briefly closing all of its restaurants for meetings with employees. eric: legislators in one of the nation's "fattest" states are competing to see who can step up to better health. nearly 200 legislators, statehouse staff and lobbyists are logging their steps and tracking their colleagues'
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the healthier statehouse challenge represents fitbit's first partnership providing politicians the wireless devices that record steps taken, calories burned and hours slept. eric: the super bowl is upon us but there's another bowl that's ready for some competition. and it's points are all measured by "cuteness." abc's jason nathanson has that and more in today's showbiz wrap. >> reporter: george clooney was one of the early big names calling for change in the wake of the oscars diversity controversy. so does he think the recently announced academy changes aimed at making membership more inclusive will work? >> well, not initially and not for a period of time. >> reporter: i caught up with him and channing tatum promoting their new movie "hail, caesar", and he said the academy isn't the real problem. >> the real problems are the diversity from the beginning, the people who are greenlighting films. >> reporter: "hail, caesar" opens friday. reporter: adele isn't happy with donald trump. he's been using her music at campaign rallies, but she wants the world to know she doesn't support him, and she hasn't given permission for her music
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campaigns. that includes a mike huckabee youtube video. reporter: the players are ready for the big game sunday, not the super bowl, the kitten bowl! don't know the rules? that's okay, host beth stern has a primer. >> there is a point system. there's points for cuteness. there are the little field goals and there's the end zones. yeah, really. and there's a lot of cat naps happening. i don't know that they get any points for the cat naps but it's all about the cute factor for sure. >> reporter: nearly 100 rescue kittens will take the field sunday on the hallmark channel. there's also the puppy bowl on animal planet, and even the fish bowl on nat geo. reporter: things got a little hammy at the new york stock exchange monday, with miss piggy ringing the opening bell. >> i adore being here at the new york stock exchange, but where is the gift shop? i want to pick up one of those ipos i've heard so much about. >> reporter: and, of course, the prima donna pig wasn't there out of the kindness of her heart, she was promoting the return of the "muppet show" tonight on abc. and that's what's happening in hollywood.
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los angeles. eric: still to come, they're shredding the slopes but the age of this little adventurer may
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>> jonathan: 6:54 on your tuesday, waking up with dry conditions but it's very foggy. just a light jacket needed today if that, we will see a warm forecast, temperatures will stay upwards of 70 to 75 across much of the region this afternoon but much cooler to the north. the cold front will dissect the midland areas to the north, cooler, areas to the south warm. this system will stirrup the weather as we head into tomorrow, good chance of rain wednesday. tuesday cloud cover but nice and warm. >> eric: no complaints here. eric: she barely knows how to walk, but that's not holding her back from shredding the slopes. meet sloan henderson. she's only 14 months old but her parents are getting her started early on their north salt lake backyard. sloan hit the slopes in park city and the baby's parents say she loves it. you may want to keep your eyes peeled for this little one in those future winter x-games.
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>> eric: still this morning, punxsatawney phil coming out of his hole. just how far the awaited ceremony dates back next in your day in history. keep it here, we are live from main and gervais. >> jonathan: a foggy start to your day, look for a warm forecast. i'll let you know what to expect
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>> jonathan: good tuesday morning, waking up with a foggy start in the columbia area. you want to take your time hitting the roadways. 70s, this afternoon, low of 60. rain on the way but i don't think we will see anything until after midnight, more rainy forecast for wednesday and thursday as a cold front comes our way we will see the rain start, possible thunderstorms tomorrow and cooler forecast for the weekend and drying out. eric: let's check out the day in history. the national league of baseball was founded in 1876. the first groundhog day was in 1877. the battle of stalingrad ends in 1943. >> jonathan: today is groundhog day, play your ukulele day, and national crepe day. >> eric: we've decided that crepe isn't our favorite. >> jonathan: did you say punxsatawney phil died?
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city he died before they started. >> jonathan: that is not confirmed. >> eric: we will have an update at 12:30 if that's the case. that's all the time we have. we thank you for waking up with us. >> jonathan: we will be right back here tomorrow starting at 5:00 a.m. you can catch us at the 12:30 today as well. be on the look out for the fox, guys, end joy the warm air, dry air, rain coming our way tomorrow. have a good day. good morning, america. upset in iowa. ted cruz scores a huge victory over donald trump. a major setback for the billionaire. >> tonight is a victory for courageous conservatives across iowa and all across this great nation. >> record turnout helps the senator soar. trump humbled in defeat. >> i'm just honored. i'm really honored. >> but still vowing to win the nomination.
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