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america. good morning columbia. thanks for joining us. i'm crysty vaughan. and i'm rochelle dean. we're live from main and gervais. the time's now 5:00. it's a chilly start to this friday morning... but on the plus side, no rain. yeah... no need for that rain jacket... but you'll still want to bundle up before you head out. lets turn things
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kennedy for a look at what we
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of the day. 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 trouble
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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 four republican presidential hopefuls will be discussing faith... right here in south carolina. the conservative leaderships projects says former florida governor jeb bush, ben carson, senator ted cruz and senator marco rubio will be in greenville today for the "faith and family forum." the event runs from noon until 5:30 at the founders memorial amphitorum. the forum comes a day before all the g-o-p presidential hopefuls take the stage in greenville for a debate. that will take place at the peace center... at eight tomorrow night. ahead of today's forum... the candidates are hard at work... continuing their campaigns in
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vying for votes right here in the capital city. after stops in florence and sumter... bush held a town hall at senate's end yesterday in columbia. he's hoping build grassroots support in south carolina... following disappointing performances in iowa and new hampshire. 33 and in an attempt to turn things around... jeb bush's brother... former president george w. bush... will be joining him on the campaign trail. the two will appear together monday night in an event in north charleston. john kasich will be criss- crossing the midlands today. he'll be in columbia addressing the south carolina chamber of commerce this morning. from there, he'll be hosting an event at duke's bar-b-que in orangeburg. that's set for 1:30. kasich will end his day along the south carolina coast... at a sun city hilton head town hall. with the race heating up here in the palmetto state...
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that your vote counts. the republican presidential primary is set for next saturday, february 20th. the democratic presidential primary is the following saturday, february 27th. if you can't make it out to the polls those days, don't worry. the richland county voter registration and elections office will be open tomorrow from nine in the morning... until noon... for absentee voting. we have an update on the charleston church shooting this morning. a federal judge has granted a delay in the trial for accused emanuel a-m-e church shooter dylann roof. u-s district judge richard gergel met with attorneys yesterday in charleston. the delay centers around whether or not the federal government will seek the death penalty. attorneys for roof say he is prepared to plead guilty if capital punishment is off the table. criminal charges against a former university of south carolina running back and hall of famer have been dropped. according to attorney's for harold green... a judge threw out
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inappropriately touched five of greene worked as a volunteer coach for spring valley high school. greene... wearing number 22 in this video... was one of the great running back for the gamecocks between 19-86 and 19-89. and columbia police have arrested a georgia man after police discovered his five year old relative wandering in the middle of gervais street. john larry toole is charged with unlawful conduct towards a child. he told investigators he drove to columbia from kennesaw georgia with the little girl to attend a meeting in downtown. the child was found by a local worker... and was by herself, without a coat, socks, or shoes. the child is okay... and has been reunited with her mother. still to come... our coverage of vote 20-16 continues. we're taking a closer look at the democratic match-up in
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temps in the mid 30's this morning.expect a mix of sun
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conditions this afternoon. 33 here's a quick look at stories that are making headlines across the country. hillary clinton and bernie sanders are squaring off in their final debate before the first-in-the-south primary... right here in south carolina.
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latest. we're 33 wrapping up the work week with another exciting game for gamecock basketball. crysty, what can you tell us? a big week of basketball at the colonial life arena continues tomorrow at noon. it's an sec first place showdown for the carolina men with kentucky. tim hill has the latest on the usc women in this
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it. 33 still to come... in the job market? we have all the details on a wild new job
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saturday.... in the zoo's discovery center theater. interviews are scheduled for one... two... and three.... in the afternoon. and valentine's weekend is blooming at the riverbanks zoo... the zoo's botanical garden is ready for you and your loved ones to enjoy the spectacular sights and sweet scents of orchids. hundred of varieties of orchids from around the world will be on display all weekend. guests will also have an opportunity to seek expert orchid-growing tips and take advantage of complimentary programs on planting and flower arranging. admission to orchids on the riverbanks is free with paid general admission to the zoo and garden. and today is free friday so if you want an even better deal... today
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advantage. 33 33 we're checking out what will be making headlines later today. here's eric with your "look ahead." fort jackson is inviting you to eir special, up-close tour
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in training. general roger cloutier junior, fort jackson's commanding general, is hosting the eight-hour "come see your army" tour. this is to give local citizens an opportunity to see and experience how soldiers train. it's also to provide insight into their day to day operations. reservations are required by today. the tour is open to people ages of 13 and older... and is next friday beginning at 7:30 in the morning. for more information... call fort jackson community relations. some of our country's bravest will be taking part in a veterans town hall meeting today. "william jennings bryan dorn v- a medical center" is hosting the meeting. veterans will receive updates about the medical center... updates on improvements of patient care and nursing services... and their benefits will also be presented. for veterans looking to attend... it starts at 10 this morning and runs until 11 at
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building.33 still to come... forget the chocolates and flowers... we've got an even sweeter gift for your loved ones this valentines. stay with us.
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chilly start to this friday morning... but on the plus side, no rain. yeah... no need for that rain jacket... but you'll still want to bundle up before you head out. lets turn things over to meteorologist jonathan kennedy for a look at what we
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of the day 33 we want to 33 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 trouble spots 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. four republican presidential hopefuls will be discussing faith... right here in south carolina. the conservative leaderships projects says former florida governor jeb bush, ben carson, senator ted cruz and senator marco rubio will be in greenville today for the "faith and family forum." the event runs from noon until 5:30 at the founders memorial amphitorum. the forum comes a day before all the g-o-p presidential hopefuls take the stage in greenville for a debate. that will take place at the peace center... at eight tomorrow night. on the
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spectrum... democratic presidential candidates hillary clinton and bernie sanders are coming off their final debate before the first in the south primary... right here in south carolina.. the debate took place at the university of wisconsin- milwaukee. during the debate... things got heated when clinton accused sanders of diminishing president barack obama's record. it's a move sanders calls a "low blow." sanders debate strategy also took on a familiar theme... implying clinton's super pac does not allow her to remain independent from corporations who donate large sums of money to her campaign. on the heels of last night's debate... clinton is heading right here to south carolina. she'll be in denmark this afternoon for a "corrider of opportunity town hall." and tomorrow... former president bill clinton will be campaigning for his wife... in florence. with the race heating up here in the palmetto state... it's important to remember that your vote counts. the republican presidential primary is set for next
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the democratic presidential primary is the following saturday, february 27th. if you can't make it out to the polls those days, don't worry. the richland county voter registration and elections office will be open tomorrow from nine in the morning... until noon... for absentee voting. shifting gears this morning... the richland penny program is looking to spruce up the gills creek area. the program held a public meeting last night on the greenway planned for that area. homeowners who live along gills creek listened to leaders from richland county and the gills creek watershed association explain details like the cost, where the money is coming from, and how it would impact their property lines. the greenway would start where kilbourne road intersects with shady lane... and follow gills creek south to bluff road. while some say the community would benefit from the trails and picnic areas.... others are hesitant to get on board...
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area.... has a long road to recovery. the public 33 is encouraged to reach out to their county council members with questions and concerns they have on the project. the gills creek isn't the only area still recovering following octor's historic flooding. the city of columbia continues to get its parks back in working order.
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sustained severe damage during october's rainfall. and while the city has made headway on park recovery... officials are asking the public to remain patient as they continue to make repairs. 33 officials say they are about 40-percent of the way through the repairs at this point. just a reminder... clyburn golf center, the martin luther king green space and riverfront park from laurel street to the north end
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further notice.33 still to come... forget a white christmas... we're talking about a white valentine's day. it looks like cupid is bringing a frosty treat to residents up north.partly cloudy with temps in the mid 30's this morning. expect a mix of sun and clouds
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from main and gervais. good morning, to whiching "america's money" -- oil prices doing no favors to stocks. >> the price of oil hit levels not seen in nearly 13 years yesterday. >> that's one reason the dow opens this morning on a four-day losing streak. stocks across asia were down sharply. whole foods 365 set to offer more than just organic fruit in a move to entice millennials. they'll sell fresh juice to tattoo and they'll open in los angeles later this spring. finally, kanye west's big night before a big crowd in new york.
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new fashion line and debuted his new album. >> it prompted an offer from former drug ceo martin ss. to only to him. i guess not. >> that's "america's money." >> have a great day. soup and sandwich and somewhere to go, and clean and real and nowhere to be, and warmth and looking good, and sandwich and soup and inside jokes, and dan is back! good, clean food pairs well with anything. the clean pairings menu. 500 calories or less. at panera. food as it should be. male penguins show their love with... a pebble. some males, however... are smarter than others.
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33 it may be a chilly day here in the 33 midlands... but nothing like they're seeing in northern parts of the country. yeah... residents are digging their way out of seven to nine inches of snow along lake ontario. while some are
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are enjoying the fresh snowfall. one person even took the opportunity to take his snowmobile out for a joy ride. businesses aren't so happy about the snow though. they say it's keeping customers away.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. your mother most likely told you to eat your fruits and veggies... but new research is showing there may be a reason that people don't always take this advice...
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johnson has more... 33 still to come... we're going somewhere with sunny skies and roller coaster rides... but it may set you back a little extra this year...
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from main and gervais. a park-to-park ticket is going up to 155-dollars from 147. by comparison... walt disney world offers similar pricing for its orlando parks. " you can't tax internet access".... that's something the u-s congress has repeatedly said. and lawmakers are now making it permanent. part of a new trade bill permanently bars state and local governments from taxing access to the internet. the senate passed the bill yesterday on a vote of 75- to-20. it will now go to president barack obama's desk... who is expected to sign it into law. now lets turn things over to crysty for a look at what's making making headlines in hollywood. bill cosby's wife does not have to testify against him.
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subject to a deposition... but a u-s district court in massachusetts ruled yesterday that she will not have to testify against her husband. bill cosby's attorney called the decision "critically important." he said it affirmed the confidential nature of discussions between spouses... and the protections given to those discussions. and lamar odom is making it to his first public event since hospitalization. the estranged husband of khloe kardashian... showed up at kanye west's new york fashion show yesterday. as west walked odom to his seat with the kardashian and jenner families... the crowd at madison square garden cheered and shouted odom's name. odom appeared to be in good spirits. he is reported smiling and bobbing his head to kanye's new music. still to come... it may be a cold friday morning... but we're going to warm things up a bit... next in your day in history. stay with us.
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gervais. 33 let's check out the day in history. -congress enacts first fugitive slave law in 1793-abraham lincoln is born in 1809-milosevic goes on trial for war crimes in 2002 today is... 33 national hug day... and
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that's all 33 the time that 33 we have for the first hour of good morning columbia. but we're coming right so be
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live from main and gervais. good morning, columbia. today is friday, february 12.
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south carolina. what we can expect from tonight's "faith and family forum" and tomorrow's gop debate. plus hillary clinton and bernie sanders are coming off their final match-up before the first-in-the south primary. we have all the highlights from last night's debate. and the richland penny tax program is looking to spruce up the gills creek area. how residents are responding to the proposed greenway. "good morning, columbia" starts right now. captioning provided by caption associates, llc www.captionassociates.com. crysty: good morning, columbia. thank you so much for waking up with us on this friday morning. i'm crysty vaughn. rochelle: and i'm rochelle dean. we're live from main and gervais. the time is we're coming upon 6:00. >> crysty: and if you head out the door you have to bundle up again. it's chilly outside. our good news is our meteorologist says it's not as
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>> rochelle: things are looking up a little bit and it's dry. that's always a good sign too. let's turn things over to meteorologist jonathan kennedy for a look at what you can expect as you head out this morning. good morning. >> jonathan: not as cold for us which is good news, the winds are causing some of a wind chill but not as bad as earlier in the week. we saw wind chills in the teens, temperatures in the 20s, this morning 37, it is cloudy, wind out of the east-northeast 5 to 7 miles a hour. good news, no fog, no rain, no rain-snow mix, none of that, should be a chilly start but that's all you have to worry about on this friday morning. temperatures ranging from 30 up to 40 down in orangeburg. 31 saluda. we are a little warmer, 35 to 37. satellite and radar, cowed cover starting to filter in and take
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the day. those areas in the low 30s, they saw the clear slot of air and that allowed them to cool down where we stayed in more cloud cover, we were able to hold onto more warmth, saw highs climb into low 50s, i don't think we saw it make it into the 50s, cool air from the north, it looks like a cool set up for your friday but dry one which is good news compared to what other people will be seeing later on today. wind out of the north 5 to 10 miles a hour, that is having some affect, bishopville gusting up to 10 miles a hour. 26 in newberry and saluda. 23 camden. it's cold for a lot of locations and the wind will make it feel colder. 31 wind chill compared to 17 a few days ago is an improvement. cloudy across the state of north carolina, notice the snow along the mountains in north carolina.
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fall in eastern tennessee, you get past nashville and seeing a lot more snow filtering in there, in north georgia too. we are watching it for the trajectory and where it might go. the latest trend and models are keeping them away from us. you will see being clipped by a few flurries. right along the border, maybe the p. d. and grand strand you may see a little rain-snow mix, most of that will be in the north carolina. for us we will stay with the clouds, wind out of the northeast 5 to 10. looks to be a cool day, wintry like day. it will look a lot more like winter, won't see as much sunshine. we will see some sun at time but now more cloud cover than sun for your day today. >> rochelle: any chance of warm willing up from the sun out the window.
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>> crysty: thank you. >> rochelle: thanks. crysty: we want to give you a quick traffic update as you head out and about this morning. >> rochelle: still good news at the top of the hour, no trouble spots to report in or around the can't italy sit it. as always we're keeping our eye on the road and we'll update you if anything changes as you head out for your morning commute. rochelle: abc columbia wants to help you jump start your day. >> crysty: we have a quick rundown of your top morning headlines. we'll get started with vote 2016. four republican presidential hopefuls will be discussing faith right here in south carolina. the conservative leadership projects says former florida governor jeb bush, ben carson, senator ted cruz and senator marco rubio will be in greenville today for the "faith and family forum." the event runs from noon until 5:30 at the founders memorial amphitorum. the forum comes a day before all the gop presidential hopefuls take the stage in greenville for a debate.
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tomorrow night. ahead of today's forum, the candidates are hard at work continuing their campaigns in south carolina. >> rochelle: jeb bush is vying for votes right here in the capital city. after stops in florence and sumter, bush held a town hall at senate's end yesterday in columbia. he's hoping build grassroots support in south carolina following disappointing performances in iowa and new hampshire. >> i'd love to have your support, you all have a chance to make history in this primary, you have the chance to reset the race. >> rochelle: and in an attempt to turn things around, jeb bush's brother former president george w. bush will be joining him on the campaign trail. the two will appear together monday night in an event in north charleston. rochelle: john kasich will be criss-crossing the midlands today. he'll be in columbia addressing the south carolina chamber of commerce this morning. from there, he'll be hosting an event at duke's bar-b-que in orangeburg. that's set for 1:30. kasich will end his day along the south carolina coast at a sun city hilton head town hall.
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heating up here in the palmetto state, it's important to remember that every vote counts. >> crysty: the republican presidential primary is set for next saturday, february 20th. the democratic presidential primary is the following saturday, february 27th. if you can't make it out to the if you can't make it out to the polls those days, the richland county voter registration and elections office will be open tomorrow from 9:00 in the morning until noon for absentee voting. crysty: out of the lowcountry, we have an update on the charleston church shooting this morning. a federal judge has granted a delay in the trial for accused emanuel ame church shooter dylann roof. u.s. district judge richard gergel met with attorneys yesterday in charleston. the delay centers around whether the federal government will seek the death penalty. attorneys for roof say he is prepared to plead guilty if capital punishment is off the table. crysty: criminal charges against a former university of south carolina running back and
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>> rochelle: according to attorneys for harold green, a judge threw out charges that green inappropriately touched five female students for a lack of supporting evidence. greene worked as a volunteer coach for spring valley high school. greene, wearing number 22 in this video, was one of the great running back for the gamecocks between 1986 and 1989. rochelle: and columbia police have arrested a georgia man after police discovered his 5-year-old relative wandering in the middle of gervais street. john larry toole is charged with unlawful conduct towards a child. he told investigators he drove to columbia from kennesaw, georgia, with the little girl to attend a meeting in downtown. the child was found by a local worker and was by herself, without a coat, socks, or shoes. the child is okay and has been reunited with her mother.
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ended safely. crysty: still to come, bringing hope to a war-torn country. >> rochelle: we'll have the latest on talks of a ceasefire for syria. >> jonathan: and mostly cloudy, temperatures in the mid to upper 30s for most of us this morning. a mix of sun and cloud with cool conditions this afternoon.
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>> jonathan: good friday morning, your time right now is 6:11, waking up, temperatures in the 30s, need the jacket as you head out today and a chilly afternoon. mostly cloudy skies will keep our temperatures below 50 this afternoon and we clear out tonight but that will work against us, the double edged sword, temperatures around 30. look for temperatures to be around freezing. maybe if you have early valentine's plan, have the heavy coat as you head out for the dinner reservations. rochelle: here's a quick look at stories that are making headlines across the country. police in columbus, ohio, have shot and killed a man who they say stormed into a restaurant and attacked customers with a machete. four people were wounded in last night's attack. the victims were taken to the area hospital are are expected to recover. the motivation behind the attack is still unclear at this point. rochelle: a more than month long standoff in oregon has come to an end.
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malheur national wildlife refuge have now surrendered. no one was injured and no shots were fired. the four who surrendered were the remainders of an anti-government militants who took over the wildlife refuge headquarters back on january 2nd. rochelle: hope is growing for peace in war-torn syria. secretary of state john kerry says major world powers have agreed to a ceasefire and to provide immediate aid to the country. kerry says diplomats hope the ceasefire can be fully implemented in just a week. the country has been embroiled in a five-year civil war. rochelle: we're wrapping up the work week with another exciting game for gamecock basketball. crysty, what can you tell us? >> crysty: a big week of basketball at the colonial life arena continues tomorrow at noon. it's an sec first place showdown for the carolina men with kentucky. and our tim hill has the latest on the usc women in this morning's sports minute to win
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>> usc women's basketball team looking to bounce back after the loss to uconn. carolina goes onto cruise over florida 86-71, usc stays undefeated in the sec and bounces back big from the first loss of the season. >> there's some residual feelings of losing and how we lost and wanting to play better, that's natural, but our players know that this is the league that we want to win. >> and with a win in their next game monday night at tennessee, usc can clutch a share of their third straight sec championship. next game on espn 2.
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minute to win it, hope it get your weekend off to a good start. crysty: still to come, it looks like cupid is making the rounds in the lowcountry. we're talking about a romantic valentine's weekend getaway close to home.
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live from main and gervais. rochelle: welcome back to good morning, columbia.
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morning with us u-your time is 6:18. >> jonathan: let's take a bite out of your morning menu, sponsored by bojangles'. pretty soon the morning menu will be nothing but candy hearts and chocolates. that's because valentine's day is right around the corner. and as it turns out all those flowers and candies are costing americans a record-breaking amount of cash. tell me. according to the national retail federation, americans will spend an average of more than $146 each this valentine's day. nationwide, that's a grand total of more than $19 billion, a survey high for the nrf. not just for us guys here. so if you're splurging, why not go with a weekend getaway this valentine's day? >> rochelle: it will cost you more than $146. it looks like cupid is making the rounds in the lowcountry. that's because tripadvisor has named the wentworth mansion in charleston the number two most romantic hotel in the u.s. and that valentine's day budget just got bigger because a stay
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$350 a night. pretty worth it. beautiful hotel. rochelle: but uber is looking to give columbia residents a free trip this valentine's day. the valentine's dream date is trip to new york city. for a chance to win, uber riders must take a trip between 8:00 this morning and 8:00 tonight let's pack our bags, jonathan, and go! select the promotions tab from the app menu and apply the code "dream-date." once riders set the pin, slide over to the special valentine's "love" view and request to be entered in the drawing. the three lucky winners will be picked up in special uber upgrade, your valentine's day vehicles. that's pretty sweet. >> jonathan: i don't know how i feel about uber's new logo. >> rochelle: it's confusing. >> jonathan: i'm not a huge fan of it. >> rochelle: but for a trip to new york. >> jonathan: and if you are
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will be very cold. a lot of people, reservations, when valentine's is on the weekend. you can go tonight, maybe sunday. it will be cold each and every day. 47 today, 49 tomorrow, 41 on sunlen serfaty day and saturday night it will be very cold, likesly to see lows at the most low 20s, some areas getting in the teens, it will be very cold this weekend, thankfully some relief from the cold air next week. >> rochelle: every day, friday, saturday and sunday, the lows are below freezing. >> jonathan: yes, when the sun goes down it will be very cold. rochelle: we're checking out what will be making headlines later today. >> jonathan: here's crysty with your "look ahead." hey, crysty. >> crysty: hey, guys. from love to learning richland one is celebrating 20 years of inspiring students. the challenger learning center is celebrating 20 years in the
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crew. the center located off two notch road has spent two decades of engaging students in the world of science and aeronatics. >> i think what's exciting about 20 years later, it's no longer about just getting the kids excited, but for them to understand the career opportunities here in south carolina and the aerospace industry. >> crysty: the center is the only one of its kind in south carolina. it's a freestanding center, one of the only type of learning center in the country and only one of the kind in south carolina. >> rochelle: and hands on which is cool, teachers, student from all over have been able to enjoy it for more than two decades. >> crysty: yes. rochelle: still to come, forget the chocolates and flowers. we've got an even sweeter gift for your loved ones this valentines. that's coming up next.
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main and gervais. hey, in today's "techbytes," fighting terrorism online. >> facebook is adding a new tool in its fight to remove hate speech in its network. >> it bar extremism pages. >> this move to instagram making a move to compete with vine by introducing view counts for videos. >> the company is betting that the counts will be so impressive that individualmakers will want to post and craft clips specifically for its format. and what is your dog face? ted cruz is a chihuahua. >> beyond political faces,
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upload a picre to what dog. and those are your "techbytes." (toilet flush) if you need an opioid to manage your chronic pain, you may be sooo constipated it feels like everyone can go ...except you. tried many things? still struggling to find relief? you may have opioid-induced constipation, oic. it's different and may need a different approach. opioids block pain signals, but can also block activity in the bowel. which is why it can feel like your opioid pain med is slowing your insides to a crawl. longing for a change?
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>> eric: welcome back to the corner of main and gervais where i'm joined by elizabeth childers from the way met oh life line.
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>> he is a 2-year-old hound mix and he came to us with his sirs, they are close, we named them bonnie and clyde. they are sweet and loving. he thinks he's a lop dog. he's very sweet, does really good with other dogs, very playful. >> eric: it would be great if you could adopt them together, they are close. >> they are attached. bonnie was upset when i took clyde. they do really like being together. and, yes, so we are looking for someone that wants to bring a dog, an adult dog into their home, their family, so if you want more information about clyde and bonnie, give us a call or go on our website. >> eric: not too far from now we will be bringing dogs to bark to the park. >> we have kicked off planning, it will be saturday, april 9th, and, so, it will be presented by
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of ours, we have a lot of great other sponsors, you can check out the website, it's: barktothe park.com ,make your team. >> eric: it's important this time of year to point out side is not a place outdoors overnight. >> right now it's really cold and windy and if your dog doesn't have any shelter, you need to bring them in at night, any of your pets. it's very cold. clyde: [whining] >> eric: cover your ears, clyde, we're talking about cats. >> for the month of february we are doing our $20 cat spay.
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appointment to get that done. >> eric: clyde is doing his best job pleading his case, he's saying please, take my sister bonnie and me home, we want a forever home.
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main and gervais. >> as valentine's day approaches, join "the 700 club" for advice and encouragement to make your marriage the best it can be. >> author and speaker jackie bledsoe and his wife stephana, have faced some serious challenges. >> they share the lessons they've learned through 14 years together. jackie's new book, "the seven rings of marriage," reveals the keys to a long-lasting and prosperous relationship.
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friday crysty: good morning, columbia. thank you so much for waking u with us on this friday morning. i'm crysty vaughn. rochelle: and i'm rochelle dean. we're live from main and gervais. your time is 6:32. >> crysty: if you are getting the kids out the door, we want to know how the weather is shaping up and you have to bundle up. >> rochelle: we sound like a broken record all week saying make sure you are bundled up. more of what you can expect as you head out, let's turn things over to meteorologist jonathan kennedy. >> jonathan: yes, and by this week's standards it will be warmer but you still might want to bundle up, wind chills in the 20s and 30s. let's look across the street on our roof cam, looking at the state house, 37, cloudy conditions, wind out of the
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we are not looking at any fog, just cloudy conditions, not much to worry about as you hit the roadways, no moisture in the last couple days, should be nice and dry and that will continue today. a couple spots at or below freezing mainly to our north, bishopville, saluda all at 32. 37 downtown and still at 40 in orangeburg, nice little warm air there, but that's largely due in part to the cloud cover we were seeing and now everybody is seeing cloud cover so i don't expect areas to cool down more than where they are. wind out of the north from 5 to 10 miles a hour. notice the wind direction, north and northeast, that will keep us cloudy. we will get the wedge conditions that will keep us cloudy and cool this afternoon. it won't be the sun iest day this week by any means. wind chills in the low to mid-20s. at or below freezing for the wind chill here.
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out this morning. not as cold as compared to what we saw earlier in the week but still have a jacket and bundle up. satellite and radar. satellite working for us, we have cloud cover across the state of south carolina. radar not as much, we are seeing snow on the other side of the mountains. i haven't seen it make its way across the mountains. moaking mountains towards knoxville -- smoky mountains towards knoxville seeing the snow. the sand hills of north carolina carolina, dill on, marlbury counties, you have to get up towards fayetteville. for us we will be watching from the south and watching from a safe distance because it will be cloudy for us but no rain or wintry mix is expected for us locally. just cloudy and cool conditions for us this afternoon.
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afternoon as well. not much sunshine to warm us up today and temperatures staying in the mid to upper 40s. chilly day even by february standard. >> crysty: you need to bundle up, snuggle up, maybe a few dozen roses will help people warm up, valentine weekend. >> jonathan: you don't have to remind me, crysty, i'm all over it. crysty: we want to give you a quick traffic update as you head out and about this morning. >> rochelle: here are some trouble spots that you might encounter. the south carolina highway patrol is reporting a vehicle on fire, that is on i-20. >> crysty: this will be mile marker 40 in the westbound lanes and as always we will continue to update you if anything else pops up for your friday morning commute. rochelle: abc columbia wants to help you jump start your day. >> crysty: we have a quick rundown of your top morning headlines. we will start with vote 2016.
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hopefuls will be discussing faith right here in south carolina. the conservative leadership projects says former florida governor jeb bush, dr. ben carson, senator ted cruz and senator marco rubio will be in greenville today for the "faith and family forum." the event runs from noon until 5:30 at the founders memorial amphitorum. the forum comes a day before all the gop presidential hopefuls take the stage in greenville for a debate. that debate will take place at the peace center at 8:00 tomorrow night. crysty: on the other side of the political spectrum, democratic presidential candidates hillary clinton and bernie sanders are coming off their final debate before the first in the south primary right here in south carolina february 27th. >> rochelle: the debate took place at the university of wisconsin-milwaukee. during the debate, things got heated when clinton accused sanders of diminishing president barack obama's record. it's a move sanders calls a low blow. sanders debate strategy also
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implying clinton's super pac does not allow her to remain independent from corporations who donate large sums of money to her campaign. >> rochelle: on the heels of last night's debate, clinton is heading right here to south carolina. she'll be in denmark this afternoon for a "corrider of opportunity town hall." and tomorrow former president bill clinton will be campaigning for his wife in florence. rochelle: with the race heating up here in the palmetto state, it's important to remember that every vote matters. >> crysty: the republican presidential primary is set for next saturday, february 20th. it coming up quickly. the democratic presidential primary is the following saturday, february 27th. if you can't make it out to the polls those days, don't worry. the richland county voter registration and elections office will be open tomorrow from 9:00 in the morning until noon for absentee voting. crysty: shifting gears this morning, the richland penny program is looking to spruce up the gills creek area. the program held a public
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greenway planned for that area. >> rochelle: that's right, some exciting news coming out of here. homeowners who live along gills creek listened to leaders from richland county and the gills creek watershed association explain details like the cost, where the money is coming from, and how it would impact their property lines. the greenway would start where kilbourne road intersects with shady lane and follow gills creek south to bluff road. while some say the community would benefit from the trails and picnic areas, others are hesitant to get onboard considering the flood-damaged area has a long road to recovery. >> after the october flood, i think people should have a different perspective on what mother nature can do and this natural wetland should probably be left alone.
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harmony and peace that we have in these neighborhoods. >> a lot of the other cities such as greenville and charlotte have a lot of greenways and have been successful and helped improve property values in the area and drawn in folks from other communities. >> rochelle: the public is encouraged to reach out to their county council members with questions and concerns they have on the project. the gills creek isn't the only area still recovering following october's historic flooding. the city of columbia continues to get its parks back in working order. >> crysty: 11 of the city parks sustained severe damage during october's rainfall. and while the city has made headway on park recovery officials are asking the public to remain patient as they continue to make repairs. >> i know that the city is working diligently to ensure that things are up and running as quickly as possible. >> crysty: officials say they are about 40% of the way through the repairs at this point.
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center, the martin luther king green space, and riverfront park from laurel street to the north end will remain closed until further notice. a long way to go, a lot of recovery for parks, neighborhoods, homes, but there is some progress. >> rochelle: we are starting to see it, slowly but surely. crysty: still to come, a water main break is creating a winter disaster. >> rochelle: how residents are being affected by this mess. >> jonathan: and mostly cloudy with temperatures in the mid 30s as you head out this friday morning. a mix of sun and cloud, and a cooler day as well.
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from main and gervais. >> jonathan: just a little bit before 6:45 on this friday morning, waking up with a chilly start. we've been colder this week but you will certainly want to have the jacket as you head out today, it will be warmer but not that warm. mid-30s as you head out. i think we are in the 40s by lunchtime but i think we will stay in the 40s today, not seeing a lot of warm air and with cloud cover, winds from the north typically pulling in clouds, not the most ideal friday but it is friday. >> crysty: it is friday, we will take it, bundle up and head out. >> jonathan: that's right. crysty: thankfully no ice here but in pennsylvania it's a slippery mess following a water main break. check this out. >> jonathan: yeah, a huge water
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streets in scranton. crews were able to get the water turned off but not before everything was covered in ice. more than two dozen people had to leave their homes after water backed up into several basements possibly damaging their heating systems. officials think a faulty valve might be to blame for the break. >> crysty: looks like the folks from "frozen" paid a visit to that house. >> jonathan: goodness, i don't want any part of that. >> crysty: pretty sight to see but what a disaster. >> jonathan: right. crysty: we're now going to turn our attention to your health. >> jonathan: rochelle dean has a look at what is making headlines in the medical community. good morning, rochelle. >> rochelle: good morning, jonathan. good morning, crysty. students at the university of texas are working to fight the zika virus. the students started a project they say could track zika. it's a "do-it-yourself kit" that will potentially diagnose the different viruses carried by a mosquito. the current prototype is a 3d-printed box that uses heat
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it tests the mosquito's dna once it is inside the box. the students want to write a smartphone app that would then interpret the results of the test. that information would then be sent to agencies monitoring infectious diseases. rochelle: and it's more donations for flint, michigan. residents affected by the city's toxic water crisis are receiving donations from a college in mississippi. they donated 60,000 bottles of water. students there collected donations from all across the state's capital. the water is scheduled to arrive in flint by today. rochelle: still to come, we have a recall to pass along with you this morning. and it concerns the safety of your little ones. that story is coming up next.
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main and gervais. >> as valentine's day approaches, join "the 700 club" for advice and encouragement to make your marriage the best it can be. >> author and speaker jackie bledsoe and his wife stephana, have faced some serious challenges. >> they share the lessons they've learned through 14 years together. jackie's new book, "the seven rings of marriage," reveals the keys to a long-lasting and
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friday rochelle. welcome back to good morning, columbia. we're headed out to the ol' ball game. the columbia fireflies are hosting a job fair tomorrow. the fireflies are looking to fill multiple positions from ticket taker to video production even a mascot just to name a few. the job fair takes place tomorrow at the columbia metropolitan convention center in the richland meeting room. that's from 9:00 in the morning until 2:00 in the afternoon. rochelle: we have a recall to pass along to you this morning and it concerns the safety of your little ones. nuna baby essentials is recalling its high chairs. the arm bar can bend or detach during use posing a fall hazard. consumers are asked to
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chairs and contact nuna baby essentials for a free new arm bar. rochelle: forget the box of chocolates, a trip to the box office may just be the perfect date night this valentine's day. crysty has more on what's hitting theaters. >> crysty: the cold weather may send a lot of you indoors for valentine's, indoors to the movie theaters. three new films are set to provide action, comedy, and even high fashion. david daniel has more in your "now showing." >> surprise, this is a different super hero story. >> after endless promotion it shouldn't surprise anyone ryan reynolds hits the screen with
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ben stiller returns for another fashion world of zoolander 2. there will be a blizzard of celebrity cameos. it will duke it out with the other release. how to be single is positioning itself as the lady's choice. dakota johnson and also stars in it. with "now showing" i'm david daniel. crysty: still to come, it's a very special valentine's day for a member of the gmc crew. and it has nothing to do with flowers and chocolates. we've got that story next.
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main and gervais. >> jonathan: a nice dry start to your friday, we should stay dry for us here, but our neighbors to the north, especially the mountains of north carolina, especially the p.d. and the strand may not be as lucky. today we are seeing snow around the mountains, watch it fall around the border and rain to the north.
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the surrounding area will stay nice and dry will watch the wintry mess from afar thankfully. >> crysty: it will be chilly for your valentine's day. >> rochelle: yes. >> crysty: we have something that will warm your heart. this valentine's day is particularly special for a member of the "good morning columbia" crew. we want to send out a bigcongratulations to our editor kyle mcabee and his wife michelle. >> rochelle: that's right, the mcabee family is growing. you can see her right there. meet caroline grace mcabee. they welcomed this precious baby girl into the family yesterday. congratulations! we understand mother and baby are doing fine. >> crysty: we can't say how dad is doing, but congratulations to all of you. >> she is just precious. >> crysty: we wish them all the
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with her, there's your sweet treat. crysty: still to come it may be a cold friday morning. >> rochelle: but we're going to warm things up a bit next in
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main and gervais. >> jonathan: cloudy and cool, valentine's probably the coldest day we have seen yet with high of 41. similar to what we saw a few days ago.
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night. rain next week, looks like the wintry stuff will stay to our north and northwest. sunshine and high in the low 60s next mid-week. >> rochelle: at least it will be dry. before we leave you we'd like to check out the day in history. congress enacts first fugitive slave law in 1793. abraham lincoln is born in 1809. milosevic, am i saying that right? he goes on trial for war crimes in 2002. >> crysty: today is friday, everybody is looking for a cold weekend. today is national hug day and national warm tea da drink tea and get a warm hug. >> rochelle: thanks for joining us
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bitter blast. record-breaking cold this valentine's day weekend. wind chills as low as 30 below. the threat of frostbite and hypothermia. 65 million people being warned to stay inside. fighting back. hillary clinton and bernie sanders going toe to toe overnight. >> that's a promise that cannot be kept. >> clinton trying to get back on track. but sanders not giving any ground. >> madame secretary, that is a low blow. >> and donald trump goes positive, already talking re-election. >> maybe i get an extra four years. >> as his opponents try to derail his surging campaign. jeb bush joins us live. her son was a mass murderer. now, 17 years later, in an abc news exclusive, dylan klebold's mother is speaking out for the first time. >> could you have prevented what happened to columbine? >> a mother's reckoning. >> it is very hard to live with
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