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eric weisfeld. and i'm rochelle dean. we're live from main and gervais. the time's now 5:00. it's a cloudy and warmer start to your wednesday morning. and the good news... that rain has stopped so no need to grab your rain jacket. yeah... not a bad start to the day halfway through the work week. for more on what we can expect for the remainder of the day... lets turn things
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kennedy. 33 we want to give you a quick traffic update as you head out and morning. and good news. there are no reports of any traffic incidents in or around the capital city. but we'll be sure to keep our eyes on the roads and keep you updated for your morning commute. a-b-c columbia wants to help you jump start your day. we have a quick rundown of your top headlines. the biggest night on the primary calendar has come and gone. and we have your complete rundown of super tuesday results. democratic presidential hopeful hillary clinton has widened her lead over bernie sanders. a-b-c news projects clinton has secured victories in seven states. she's won georgia, virginia, arkansas, alabama, tennessee, texas and massachusetts.... plus american samoa. sanders won his home state of vermont... as well as oklahoma, minnesota and
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has been kind to clinton. looking at both super delegates and pledged delegate counts... according to "abc news' delegate estimates..." hillary clinton now has one- thousand-nine delegates. compare that to sanders three- hundred-76. two-thousand- three-hundred-82 delegates are needed to secure the democratic nomination. and it would appear democratic voters would be satisfied... should clinton maintain her lead and clinch the democratic nomination. exit polls show... more super tuesday voters across the south say they'd be satisfied with clinton as the eventual nominee.... as opposed to sanders. and democratic primary voters overwhelmingly show they want the next president to be someone with political experience. hillary clinton is celebrating what she sees as a "super tuesday" victory.... now shifting her attention to the upcoming democratic primaries in florida and michigan. speaking to supporters in miami... clinton used her
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her republican opponents. 33 republican presidential candidate donald trump is also celebrating what looks like to be a successful "super tuesday..." trump taking seven trump also spoke to supporters in florida last night... his victory speech dismissing rival hillary clinton's claims that he and other g-o-p hopefuls are trying to divide america. 33 a-b-c news is projecting
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will take home the majority of the g-o-p primaries and caucuses today. trump has claimed victories in alabama, arkansas, georgia, massachusett s, tennessee, vermont and virginia. ted cruz won his home state of texas... along with neighboring oklahoma. and in a neck-and-neck race in alaska... ted cruz adding another a third win early this morning... barely beating out trump. and marco rubio scored a lone victory in minnesota. with more wins under his belt... donald trump continues to inch closer to the number of delegates needed to clinch the g-o-p nomination. taking a look at the top three republican presidential hopefuls... after last night's vote... "a-b-c new delegate estimates" show trump leading with 279-delegates. cruz has 155... and rubio 82. one- thousand-two-hundred-37 delegates are needed for the g-o-p nomination. exit polls show a strong contrast between republican and
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republican voters say they have a strong desire for an "outsider" candidate... rather than a political insider. of course, donald trump is crushing his competition when it comes to gaining "outsider" voters.... senators ted cruz and marco rubio... splitting those preferring experience. but ted cruz is looking to get ahead... and he's looking to his competition to get it. the texas senator has suggested his trailing rivals consider dropping out and throw their support behind him in an effort to keep donald trump out of the white house. still despite the plea... and a weak showing in yesterday's super tuesday vote... g-o-p presidential hopeful ben carson is vowing to press on in the presidential race. and john kasich has thanked supporters at an event in mississippi. the ohio governor finished second in the new hampshire primary last month... but
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since.33 still to come... hillary clinton and donald trump... a step closer to their party's presidential nominations. but that doesn't mean their way to the white house just yet. our coverage of vote 20-16 continues.a warm start with cloudy skies, but more
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gervais. 33 here's a quick look at stories that are making headlines across the country. it's sweeping primary victories for hillary clinton and donald trump. but wins for the competition assure the race to the white house will stretch into the spring.
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latest on vote 20-16. 33 from political match up some sports fans may be more interested in. eric has more. carolina and clemson baseball will go into friday's first rivalry game with a combined 15 wins in a row. the gamecocks visiting the low-country last night. that's where tim
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sports minute to win it. 33 still to 33 come... from the court to the baseball diamond.
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hoping they have the luck of the irish on their side... for some saint patrick's day fun.a warm start with cloudy skies, but more sunshine is on the
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main and gervais. welcome you to go check out the renovations that feature a state-of-the- art business, careers and research center. they say it's the perfect spot to connect with clients... finish career opportunities. the new resources are all part of a 15-million dollar project plan for the main location. it was made possible by richland county residents with the passage of a 59-million bond referendum back in 20-13. and while your checking out the new facilities at the richland library... you can also get in on a special storytime celebration today. it's doctor seuss' birthday... and in honor of the famous author... they'll be reading some of his classics in the meeting room.
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morning and runs until 10:45. 33 we're 33 checking out what will be making headlines later today. here's eric with your "look ahead." the lexington county blowfish hope to hit one out of the park... but we're not talking baseball. yesterday, the blowfish announced plans to host the first saint patrick's day parade in downtown lexington. it's set to take place saturday march 12th at two in the afternoon with a full line up. 33 lexington county native... and south carolina national guard major general... robert livingston
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the festival.33 still to come... the latest on richland county councilman, kelvin washington's arrest... and the shadow it casts at a regular session meeting . stay with us. we're live
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blood shot the report goes on to say that although he refused to provide a blood sample, they were able to secure blood and urine samples through the execution of a search warrant. washington is now out on bond... but has been on the wrong side of the law for most of 20-16. he pleaded guilty to multiple counts of not paying his taxes earlier this year. on these counts he was fined and sentenced to probation. and regardless of the new charges against washington... it's business as usual at the richland county council's regular session. washington did not attend
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night... but councilman... torrey rush... took the time to echo his previous statement regarding the arrest. 33 also at yesterdays meeting... the council passed the first reading of doubling the elections budget.still to come... we have the latest on the race to the white house... find out where candidates stand following super tuesday's vote. stay with
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and gervais. good 33 we want to give you a quick traffic update as you about this morning. here are some trouble spots that you might encounter. south carolina highway patrol is reporting a collision with injuries at the intersection of i-20 and monticello road. this is going to be in the westbound lanes. we will continue to
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update you if anything else pops up 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. the biggest night on the primary calendar has come and gone. and we have your complete rundown of super tuesday results. democratic presidential hopeful hillary clinton has widened her lead over bernie sanders. a-b-c news projects clinton has secured victories in seven states. she's won georgia, virginia, arkansas, alabama, tennessee, texas and massachusetts.... plus american samoa. sanders won his home state of vermont... as well as oklahoma, minnesota and colorado. a-b-c news is projecting donald trump will take home wins for the majority of yesterday's g-o-p primaries and caucuses. trump has claimed victori in alabama, arkansas, georgia, massachusetts, tennessee, vermont and virginia. ted cruz won his home state of texas... along with neighboring oklahoma. and in a neck-and-neck race in
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another a third win early this morning... barely beating out trump. and marco rubio scored a lone victory in minnesota. donald trump is celebrating his "super tuesday success. during a victory speech... trump dismissed rival hillary clinton's claims that he and other g-o-p hopefuls are trying to divide america. 33 trump also took a shot at senator marco rubio... calling him "a total lightweight" in the final hours before the first super tuesday polls closed. trump also going after marco rubio's supporter... governor nikki haley. trump's social media director tweeted a 2012 video of haley dismissing calls for then candidate mitt romney to release his tax returns as a political stunt. haley is now backing marco rubio who is asking trump to release his
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tweeted, the people of south carolina are embarrassed of nikki haley. the governor replied to trump, "bless your heart." ted cruz is looking to get ahead in the polls... and he's looking to his competition to do it. the texas senator has suggested his trailing rivals consider dropping out and throw their support behind him in an effort to keep donald trump out of the white house. cruz says he's the only remaining candidate who can defeat trump. still despite the plea... and a weak showing in yesterday's super tuesday vote... g-o-p presidential hopeful ben carson is vowing to press on in the presidential race. and john kasich has thanked supporters at an event in mississippi. the ohio governor finished second in the new hampshire primary last month... but hasn't gained much traction since. taking a look at some of the other stories making headlines in the midlands... a richland county sheriff's deputy and, former gamecock...is out of a
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sheriff leon lott fired him....and had him arrested, for stealing a piece of tape. kaleb broome is a deputy without a mark to his record... he's actually been recognized by the department for exemplary work. but all of that changed... when deputy broome allegedly defaced a poster and stole a piece of double-sided tape, while responding to a domestic disturbance call. sheriff lott says a ten cent theft... is still a theft. 33 that price... up to a year in prison. the sheriff says broome is out of jail on a 10-thousand dollar personal recognizance bond. we have reached out to broome, to see if he'd like to share his side of the story. a man already in jail accused with one murder is now accused of a second. columbia police say charles byrd was
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the 2013 murder of willie gilmore at a home on bailey street. byrd is already in custody charged with the 2014 shooting death of marcus kennedy at a home on cody street. october's altercation between a student and a resource officer at spring valley high school raised several questions surrounding the role of law enforcement in public education. that was the subject of a forum last night at u-s-c. the forum featured four professors who shared their research. they discussed ways policies can be re-shaped to provide better
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held at u-s-c's law school. still to come... an early taste of spring over the past few days here in the midlands. but it looks like old man winter still has a strong hold on other parts of the nation.a warm start with cloudy skies, but more sunshine is on the way.details next.live from main and gervais. a winter good morning.
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stocks posting a super tuesday of their own. >> the dow opens this morning on the heels of its second best day of the year. all three major averages added more than 2%. asian and european markets all advancing overnight. toyota is showing off an edgier look. the sub compact cross overdebuts today at the geneva auto show. >> it is expected to come to the u.s. as early as next spring. forbes is out with its new list of billion nars. gates and buffett in the top three. >> here's name you don't know. alexandra is the youngest billionaire. she says she always bias cars second-hand. >> who runs the world? girls.
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33 storm is creating a slippery mess for planes at a chicago airport... yeah... you can see the snow is falling hard... and those runways aren't holding up in these conditions. the storm caused two planes to slide off separate runways. one being a small corporate jet... holding two people aboard. no one was injured but the accident did force the closing of the runway for about an hour. soon after... an american airlines flight had to request to be towed to the terminal ... after sliding off the runway. this caused hundreds of flights to be cancelled. federal investigators are looking into both incidents. 33 we're now going to turn our attention to your health. rochelle dean has a look at what is making headlines in
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a new report shows that the work your job requires... may actually be related to how healthy your heart is.
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lana zak. 33 still to come... self-driving cars are under the spotlight... find out what happened to make google update their software for the high-tech ride. stay with us.
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gervais. even self- it has accumulated more than one-million miles of autonomous driving and it has updated software to avoid similar accidents. and how do you feel about there being no human driver behind the wheel? "no thank you!"... seems to be the consensus of a triple-a survey. 75-percent of drivers say they wouldn't feel
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however....60-percent say they would like to get some kind of self-driving feature, such as automatic braking or self-parking. and for those of you who prefer to be behind the wheel... you can now show people that you are a life saver, just by hitting the roadways. march is red cross month and starting yesterday, drivers can purchase a special red-cross license plate from the department of motor vehicles. the plates are available for a fee of 25-dollars every two years. the proceeds help the red cross provide vital services during times of need. now lets turn things over to eric for a look at what's making headlines in hollywood. comedian "katt" williams is behind bars this morning. authorities say the entertainer was arrested in connection with an assault in georgia on monday. a pool supply store employee tells police he and williams got into an argument that escalated when williams threw something at him and punched him. williams is charged with battery. he is being held in jail on a
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sports illustrated is golden... the new cover features golden state warriors stars... stephen curry... draymond green... and klay thompson. the warriors... who won the 20-15 n-b-a title... are dominating this season. an exclusive look inside the unique team dynamic and curry's record-breaking run. the new issue hits stands today. and "making a murderer" defense attorney's are heading out on tour. dean strang and jerry buting... are hitting the road for a series called "a conversation on making a murderer" the two lawyers say their client... steven avery... is serving life in prison for a crime he didn't coit. their speaking tour begins april 16th in boston and will travel to cities across the united states and canada through mid-august. still to come... we're saving the best for last... and celebrating a yummy treat... next in your day in history. stay with us. we're live from main
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33 let's check out the day in history. -congress abolishes the african slave trade in 1807 -dr. seuss born in 1904-ford celebrates 1 millionth mustang in 1966 today is... national read across america
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cream pie day.33 that's all 33 the time that we have for the first hour of good morning columbia. but we're coming right back. so be sure to
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from main and gervais. rochelle: good morning, columbia. today is wednesday, march 2. the busiest day on the primary calendar has come and gone. we have a complete rundown of your super tuesday results. plus clearing the way to the white house. will a call for candidates to drop out of the race be answered among the trailing gop presidential hopefuls? and out of a job and behind bars. we have the latest on the arrest of a richland county sheriff's deputy. "good morning, columbia" starts right now. captioning provided by caption associates, llc www.captionassociates.com. eric: good morning, columbia.
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with us, where have you been? >> rochelle: exactly, we've already been up and getting things ready for you on this hump day. >> eric: but we'll do it again. i'm eric weisfeld. >> rochelle: and i'm rochelle dean. we're live from main and gervais. the time's now 6:00. >> eric: it is a rainy morning, it has stopped. >> rochelle: you play need a light jacket. let's turn things over to jonathan kennedy for more what you can expect as you head out. >> jonathan: yes, looks like a nice start, rain moved out, roadways are wet, keep it in mind as you are hitting the roads, other than that, nothing to worry about. as we cool down we have a lot of humidity in the air but no additional rain is expected for your day today. highs will climb into 60s but probably just the lower 60s and temperatures are cooling down pretty significantly this morning compared to where we were a hour ago when the rain was falling.
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40s in saluda and wagner, the cool air coming in riding from the west and that will replace the warm, moist air coming our way with this rain and now that we will see the rain move out we will see a lot of our warmth move out as well. kind of a catch-22 but we will see more sunshine than yesterday, even though we saw highs in the 70s we didn't see abundance of sunshine, cloudy conditions, sun at times but today looks to be more sunny albeit cooler. this is 6 to 10 hour rain fall. wind out of the west, that will push all the rain out of the way. we won't see anymore additional rain. here is your low up to the north still causing snow in the ohio valley. they have been seeing snow all the time seems like but thankfully for us in south carolina we won't see anything
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this will cool us down, this is an indicator how cool it is coming in from the west, we will have the full effect later on tonight. we will see lows in the 30s but no sign of moisture to get anything else going. rain is out of the question, but we have rain coming our way thursday and that will keep us cooler, we will be in the lower 60s today, tomorrow and into friday and also into saturday as well. all in all not too bad, low 60s where we should be for the first week of march. as we move into next week, rochelle, you mentioned we see nice warm ups at the start of the week, makes it easier to get started but i would like to see the 65 to 70 the weekend. >> rochelle: we are getting closer to the spring so it will be soon enough. >> eric: let's see what is going on on the roadways. >> rochelle: are we lucky? some trouble spots that you might encounter.
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patrol reporting a collision with injuries at i-20 and monticello road. >> eric: this will be in the westbound lanes. we'll keep our eyes on the roads if anything else pops up for your morning commute. rochelle: abc columbia wants to help you jump start your day. >> eric: we have a quick rundown of your top morning headlines. the biggest night on the primary calendar has come and gone and we've got your complete rundown of super tuesday results. democratic presidential hopeful hillary clinton has widened her lead over bernie sanders. abc news projects clinton has secured victories in seven states. she's won georgia, virginia, arkansas, alabama, tennessee, texas and massachusetts plus american samoa. sanders won his home state of vermont as well as oklahoma, minnesota and colorado. super tuesday has been kind to clinton. looking at both super delegates and pledged delegate counts abc news delegate estimates hillary clinton now has 1,009 delegates. compared to sanders 376. 2,382 delegates are needed to
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nomination. and it would appear democratic voters would be satisfied should clinton maintain her lead and clinch the democratic nomination. >> rochelle: exit polls show more super tuesday voters across the south say they'd be satisfied with clinton as the eventual nominee as opposed to sanders. and democratic primary voters overwhelmingly show they want the next president to be someone with political experience. hillary clinton is celebrating what she sees as a "super tuesday" victory, now shifting her attention to the upcoming democratic primaries in florida and michigan. speaking to supporters in miami, clinton used her victory speech to take aim at her republican opponents. >> the stakes in this election have never been higher. and the rhetoric we're hearing on the other side has never been lower. [booing] trying to divide america between "us" and "them" is wrong, and
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[applause] >> rochelle: republican presidential candidate donald trump is also celebrating what "super tuesday," trump taking seven states in yesterday's >> eric: trump also spoke to supporters in florida last night, his victory speech dismissing rival hillary other gop hopefuls are trying to divide america. >> i am a unifier. once we get all of this finished, i'm going to go after one person. that's hillary clinton, on the assumption that she's allowed to run. >> eric: abc news is projected that the billionaire businessman will take home majority of the gop primaries and caucuses today. >> rochelle: trump has claimed victories in alabama, arkansas, georgia, massachusetts, tennessee, vermont and virginia. ted cruz won his home state of texas along with neighboring oklahoma. and in a neck-and-neck race in alaska, ted cruz adding another,
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barely beating out trump. and marco rubio scored a lone victory in minnesota. with more wins under his belt, donald trump continues to inch closer to the number of delegates needed to clinch the gop nomination. taking a look at the top three republican presidential hopefuls after last night's vote, abc news delegate estimates show trump leading with 279 delegates. cruz has 155 and rubio 82. 1,237 delegates are needed for the gop nomination. exit polls show a strong contrast between republican and democratic voters. republican voters say they have a strong desire for an outsider candidate rather than a political insider. of course, donald trump is crushing his compeition when it comes to gaining outsider voters. senators ted cruz and marco rubio splitting those preferring experience. ted cruz is looking to get ahead and he's looking to his
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the texas senator has suggested his trailing rivals consider dropping out and throw their support behind him in an effort to keep donald trump out of the white house. still, despite the plea and a weak showing in yesterday's super tuesday vote, gop presidential hopeful ben carson is vowing to press on in the presidential race. john kasich has thked supporters at an event in mississippi. the ohio governor finished second in the new hampshire primary last month but hasn't gained much traction since then. things continue to change. >> eric: they always do. eric: still to come, it's one small step from for man and one year spent in space. >> rochelle: we're talking about a homecoming that's been a long time coming for one astronaut. >> jonathan: and a mild start, little cloudy for us but skies are clearing out, we will see sunshine on the way. i will show what else to expect
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main and gervais. >> jonathan: good wednesday morning, your time right now 6:12. it should be a nice start for most of us. we are cooling down, we saw temperatures in the upper 50s to around 60, but as the rain moves out cool air replaces it, dry air is replacing the rain that will leave us with a slightly cooler start. temperatures rebound to 60 this afternoon. temperatures cooler than the mid-70s we have seen but average for this time of year. clear skies, it will be chilly especially tomorrow morning, temperatures in the mid to upper 30s later on this evening. >> rochelle: sounds good. here's a look at other stories
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country. the fbi and apple are clashing before congress. apple's lead attorney says the high-tech firm has the utmost respect for law enforcement and their work and has no sympathy for terrorists. but, attorneys add, the fbi is asking a federal judge in california to give them software they don't have. the tech giant is refusing to break into the iphone of terrorist and san bernardino killer syed farook saying creating a backdoor would make the devices vulnerable to hackers and cyber crimials. rochelle: it's a homecoming for two spacemen after a year aloft. after more than 144 million miles in space, astronaut scott kelly and russian cosmonaut mikhail kornienko are back on earth. their soyuz capsule parachuted to a barren location in central asia. they were met by freezing temperatures, just like when they launched from kazakhstan on march 27th of last year. rochelle: from political
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it's a matchup some sports fans may be more interested in. eric, what can you tell us? >> eric: carolina and clemson baseball will go into friday's first rivalry game with a combined 15 wins in a row. the gamecocks visiting the lowcountry last night. that's where tim hill starts this morning's sports minute to win it. >> gamecocks baseball making its first road trip. just misses a home run lear. the gamecock hitters continue to stay hot at the plate. they go up 5-nothing. ellis trying to get the citadel back in it. just misses the grand slam with a scene from the movie "major league" breaks out. all come in to score, it's a 5-3 game. the gamecocks wins it 6-3. they improve 9-0 welcoming
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tiger home regular season finale, fist tiger since 1974 with more than half of his team's points, he scored 31. but cavs went on to win it. i'm tim hill with your sports minute to win it, hope it gets your wednesday off to a good start. >> eric: forget the movie theater pock corn, a new business that will satisfy your sweet tooth.
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main and gervais. rochelle: welcome back to good morning, columbia. thanks for waking up with us, your time is 6:18. >> jonathan: let's take a bite out of your morning menu, sponsored by bojangles'. we're looking out for some of our nation's bravest this morning. the american legion national commander dale barnett will be addressing a joint session of the south carolina legislator today. he'll be highlighting important issues to military veterans and their families. that's today at noon at the state house. the american legion is the nation's largest veterans service organization and military members, veterans and their families. rochelle: lawmakers are also recognizing disability advocacy day over at the state house today. governor nikki haley will speak on the state house grounds for
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the rally is set to start at noon. the south carolina partnership of disability organizations advocates for more than 500,000 people with severe lifelong disabilities and their families across the state. it's something you take for granted, when you have someone who has a disabilities to get the help you need. >> jonathan: it takes a lot of help. >> rochelle: it takes a village. we should be able to get through the weather. >> jonathan: we are making our way through the work week. slow monday, tuesday not bad, highs in the 70s. did see rain overnight but the rain is gone. don't need the umbrella today, maybe a light jacket. we are cooling down in the upper 40s', low 50s, cooler forecast but more of an early, early spring compared to what we saw earlier in the week. today will be a nice day.
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around 60, so just thought having the light jacket will be breezy, winds out of the west and northwest will keep things warmer. >> rochelle: do you think we will have the overcast? >> jonathan: no, i think we will continue to see more and more sun. >> rochelle: getting better and better. rochelle: we're checking out what will be making headlines later today. >> jonathan: here's eric with your "look ahead." >> eric: how does a taco sound right now? >> rochelle: oh, so good! >> eric: there's a new location to get your taco fix at del taco is coming back to the midlands. there's a ribbon cutting ceremony today to celebrate the opening of the restaurant chain's return to south carolina. it starts at 11:30 this morning at the new location at 145 harbison boulevard. del taco's guarantees fresh, made-to-order mexican and american menu items at an unbeatable value. and after tacos, you can also get some popcorn with all the fixings at a new shop on north main street. carolina kernels held their grand opening yesterday. mayor steve benjamin helped cut the ribbon for the ceremony.
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beginning of revitalization for the area. >> i wanted something close to where i grew up because there's not a lot over here as far as businesses. there's a lot of neighborhoods and homes but not a lot of places to go sit and enjoy. i thought it would be the perfect location just to kind of bring it back. >> eric: we are glad you did. carolina kernels will have more than 60 gourmet popcorn flavors including key lime cookies n' cream and cinnamon roll. it's all about nude this half hour. good to see the area revitalizing. >> rochelle: if we can start with food -- >> jonathan: that's where it will take you. >> rochelle: exactly. thanks, eric. rochelle: still to come, debates to fix south carolina roads continue out of the state house with a call to action for what local businesses are calling a crippling effect on the economy.
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are live from main and gervais. hey, there. in today's "techbytes" -- directv ditching the dish. >> new direct tv streaming bundles are available for customers. users can access programming without the box top or the dish. chick-fil-a is asking customers to break the chain. >> in exchange, diners will be given a free ice cream dream cone. chick-fil-a says it's all about quality time for families. brita and amazon teaming up to make sure you never run out of water filters.
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information online and then the pitch sir on autopilot. ordering new pitchers. i need one. >> me, too. those are your "techbytes." your body was made for better things than rheumatoid arthritis. before you and your rheumatologist move to a biologic, ask if xeljanz is right for you. xeljanz is a small pill for adults with moderate to severe ra for whom methotrexate did not work well. xeljanz can reduce joint pain and swelling in as little as two weeks, and help stop further joint damage. xeljanz can lower your ability to fight infections, including tuberculosis. serious, sometimes fatal infections, lymphoma, and other cancers have happened. don't start xeljanz if you have an infection. tears in the stomach or intestines, low blood cell counts, and higher liver tests and cholesterol levels have happened. your doctor should perform blood tests before you start and while taking xeljanz, and monitor certain liver tests. tell your doctor if you were in a region
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and if you have had tb, hepatitis b or c, or are prone to infections. xeljanz can reduce the symptoms of ra, even without methotrexate. ask your rheumatologist
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now. today inside the state house it's another attempt to get the state roads bill around another road block. >> rochelle: that's right, this has been going on for quite a time. senators did not reach a vote on a bill to fix the state's crumbling roads. while they continue to debate businesses are calling on the senate to take action and pass a long-term, comprehensive bill that includes a recurring source of money. the organizations say the roads are having a crippling affect on the economy. >> we're frustrated because we can not get our goods and services to our businesses on time, it's costing us hundreds of millions of dollars in idle time sitting on our interstates and on our secondary roads as we try to move goods and services. >> rochelle: the senate is set to meet this morning to once again attempt to discuss roads. rochelle: if you've ever had to clock in at work or bust a move on a sunday, turns out you may be breaking the law without even knowing it.
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looking to do away with some laws that some may consider old-fashion or outdated. the house judiciary committee unanimously passed a bill that would repeal 11 outdated laws. some examples of those laws include prohibiting working or dancing on sundays, juveniles playing pinball, and challenging anyone to a sword or gunfight. i mean, if i can't dance on sunday. >> rochelle: how am i going to shout in church? and the sword fight, we could do that right now, who knew those were laws on the books? from the state house to the white house. >> rochelle: we've got a closer look at who's coming out on top
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main and gervais. eric: so glad you are with us on wednesday, we have one half hour left of news. good morning, columbia. i'm eric weisfeld. >> rochelle: and i'm rochelle dean. we're live from main and gervais. the time now is 6:31. >> eric: we are a minute late. you will notice when you step outside it rained last night but not now. >> rochelle: not much to write home about.
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meteorologist jonathan kennedy for what you can expect for the remainder of the day. >> jonathan: yes, get through the work week. i think the forecast will bring us a nice day, it is cooling down. we saw a warm start but now temperatures are cooling down, we are in the kind of low to mid-50s for most locations but notice to the west they are in the mid-40s. we have seen some areas drop around 10 to 15 degrees in the last two hours. the rain moved out for us, i mention the rain would be gone by the time you got up and suit with that. we're looking at a drier set up but it will be drier and cooler wednesday. we are seeing the cool down, the skies clearing out. most of the rain fall will be west of the city, at the airport up to 0.41 in newberry, a good total but nothing off the charts by any means. most areas under a half inch
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winds likely to continue out of the west and northwest later today and that will continue to bring us cooler and drier air. we are seeing this push the rain out of the way, gusting up to 16 in sumter, 12 downtown. that will be the case through the morning, i think it will slack later this afternoon. in the ballpark 10 to 15 in most locations but not as gusty as we have seen this morning. notice clouds around appalachean mountains. ohio is seeing snow, they have seen lots of snow, we have been far enough south to stay away from it. this low here will bring that cold front through the area which we just saw and that will kind of wash things clean and give us a cooler and drier set up, we saw really warm humid conditions kind of end of april conditions for us monday and tuesday with lies in the mid to
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mid-60s. high pressure in arkansas will bring us a dry forecast for your day today but we will see another system come our way likely as we head into your thursday forecast. watch the rain come your way, that is the latter half of your day, thursday evening into thursday night, very similar to what we saw last night. impact relatively min mall but more rain on the way. after that we are back to the sunshine for the weekend, highs in the low to mid-60s through the next couple days, i think we will be in the 70s as we hit sunday, then warmer conditions to come our way for the start of next week. a little taste of spring or last couple days we will cool down a little bit but more spring like weather. >> eric: a little tease. >> rochelle: getting us ready for it. eric: we want to give you a quick traffic update as you head out and about this morning. >> rochelle: here are some trouble spots that you might encounter. the south carolina highway patrol is assisting a motorist
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>> eric: mile marker 119 in the eastbound lanes. we'll keep our eyes on the road and keep you updated if anything else pops up. rochelle: abc columbia wants to help you jump start your day. >> eric: we have a quick rundown of your top morning headlines. the biggest night on the primary calendar has come and gone and we've got your complete rundown of super tuesday results. democratic presidential hopeful hillary clinton has widened her lead over bernie sanders. abc news projects clinton has secured victories in seven states. she's won georgia, virginia, arkansas, alabama, tennessee, texas and massachusetts plus american samoa. sanders won his home state of vermont as well as oklahoma, minnesota and colorado. >> rochelle: republican presidential candidate donald trump is also celebrating what looks like to be a successful "super tuesday," trump taking seven states in yesterday's
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>> rochelle: trump has claimed victories in alabama, arkansas, georgia, massachusetts, tennessee, vermont and virginia. ted cruz won his home state of texas along with neighboring oklahoma. and in a neck-and-neck race in alaska, ted cruz adding another, a third win early this morning barely beating out trump. and marco rubio scored a lone victory in minnesota. >> eric: trump also spoke to supporters in florida last night, his victory speech dismissing rival hillary clinton's claims that he and other gop hopefuls are trying to divide america. >> i am a unifier. once we get all of this finished, i'm going to go after one person. that's hillary clinton, on the assumption that she's allowed to run. >> eric: he also said rubio was a lightweight. going after a supporter, nikki haley. >> rochelle: trump's social media director tweeted a 2012 video of haley dismissing calls for then candidate mitt romney to release his tax returns as a political stunt. haley is now backing marco rubio who is asking trump to release his taxes. the donald then tweeted: the
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embarrassed of nikki haley. the governor replied to trump: bless your heart. rochelle: taking a look at some of the other stories making headlines in the midlands a richland county sheriff's deputy and, former gamecock is out of a job this morning after sheriff leon lott fired him and had him arrested, for stealing a piece of tape. eric: kaleb broome is a deputy without a mark to his record, he's actually been recognized by the department for exemplary work. but all of that changed when deputy broome defaced a poster allegedly and stole a piece of double-sided tape, while responding to a domestic disturbance call. sheriff lott says a ten cent theft is still a theft. >> deputy kaleb broome threw that oath in the trash that day when he took that piece of tape and cut it off and stuck it in his pocket and took it and put it in his patrol car and, for that, he'll have to pay the price. >> eric: that price up to a year in prison. the sheriff says broome is out of jail on a $10,000 personal recognizance bond.
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to see if he'd like to share his side of the story. we have yet to hear back. eric: a man already in jail accused with one murder is now accused of a second. >> rochelle: columbia police say charles byrd was served a warrant yesterday for the 2013 murder of willie gilmore at a home on bailey street. byrd is already in custody charged with the 2014 shooting death of marcus kennedy at a home on cody street. midlands lawman is hanging up his badge. cayce chief charles mcnair announced his retirement after more than 40 years of service to his hometown. mcnair began his career as a firefighter in cayce in 1974. chief mcnair's retirement will take effect may 1st. congratulations to him. rochelle: the family of a berkley county deputy shot and wounded last week is thanking people from here in south carolina and around the world for the outpouring of love and support. >> eric: corporal kimber gist was shot twice last week when
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suspicious car in goose creek. gist remains in the hospital but is expected to make a full recovery. a go-fund-me page has been set up to aid in the recovery. if you'd like to help out on her road to recovery be sure to visit that website you see right there on your screen. and we have a link to that go-fund-me-page on our website abccolumbia.com. be great if you could help. eric: still to come: the moon and the stars aren't the only things lighting up the night sky. >> rochelle: it's an illuminated landscape puzzling people overseas. >> jonathan: and it will be a mild start, temperatures are cooling down, a light jacket will be necessary but more sunshine on the way. i will let you know what to expect in your forecast coming up next.
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>> jonathan: and just about 6:42 on this wednesday morning, rain has moved out and that will leave us sunshine for the rest of the date. unfortunately it will be cooler, highs only climbing into the low 60s. kind of in the low 50s but temperatures rebound nicely with sunshine, pretty much what we should be expecting, we were way above normal the last couple days. we will reel it back in for your wednesday through friday. eric: residents in scotland are catching sight of something you don't see every day. >> jonathan: yeah, take a look at this video that was captured on a driving instructor's dashcam. it shows a bright blue fireball illuminating the landscape. some residents say it caused a loud boom as well. the director for the royal astronomical society believes it could have been a low-altitude meteor burning into a "fireball." the uk's met office is confirming the event was not weather-related. >> eric: not sure i would how i
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>> jonathan: we had one, i was driving late at night, near camden. >> eric: that's breaking news! eric: we're now going to turn our attention to your health. >> jonathan: rochelle dean has a look at what is making headlines in the medical community. good morning, rochelle. rochelle: good morning, jonathan. good morning, eric. uc-berkeley health officials are warning students about the norovirus. this comes after several dozens of students have become extremely ill with symptoms. the norovirus is known to easily spread in a college setting, where people live closely together. officials emphasize no single location or event ties all the cases together. berkeley health inspectors have now cleared food vendors and are now cleaning all common areas of the campus. rochelle: in light of recent national and local concerns about lead levels in drinking water you may be wondering if your water is safe to drink. the city of columbia wants to reassure its customers that your drinking water is in fact safe and meets all regulatory standards. officials say lead levels in the water leaving the city's drinking water treatment plants
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levels and well below the maximum levels set by the epa. and if you are concerned that your house may have copper pipes containing lead-based solder the city says they will even perform a free lead test for you. just call them and make an appointment. rochelle: and we have a recall to pass along with you this morning. whole foods is recalling their maytag raw milk blue cheese nationwide over a possible listeria contamination. recent tests done in iowa revealed the presence of listeria bacteria in two lots of products. maytag dairy farms has also suspended both production and distribution while the cause of the problem is determined. have been reported in connection with the recall. rochelle: still to come: recovery continues following october's historic flood. gather help with an extended loan deadline
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gervais. rochelle: welcome back to good morning, columbia, your time it's 6:48. we continue along the road to recovery following october's historic flooding. columbia city's office of business opportunities has reopened the small business disaster recovery loan program. the program is designed to help small businesses impacted by the historic flooding. the deadline to apply for a loan is march 18th. for more information on
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apply, be sure to visit our website: abccolumbia.com. rochelle: we're looking to keep you safe this morning. newberry sheriff lee foster says point and click with care. sheriff foster is warning residents about a scam that can take over a computer's operating system and steal your data. here's how it works: a pop-up ad appears on your screen that says your computer has been compromised. if you click on the link it locks up your computer and gives you a number to call. the scammers then basically hold your information hostage until you send them money. officials say do not click on any link unless it has been verifed. and be cautious of clicking on any link or picture unless it is sent from a trusted and verified source. rochelle: and the sumter county sheriff's office is creating a "safety zone." it's a safe place where people who buy or sell items online can meet safely to complete their business. sumter county sheriff anthony dennis says residents can come to the sheriff's office parking
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complete their transactions. the parking lot is under 24-hour surveillance. rochelle: president barack obama isn't the only one paying a visit to cuba this month. eric, what can you tell us? >> eric: a popular rock band is rolling into unfamiliar territory. abc's jason nathanson has that and more in your showbiz wrap. >> reporter: hard to believe, but there are still a few places the rolling stones haven't played. they'll scratch cuba off that list when they play a free show in havana march 25, a few days after president obama visits the country. dubbed "concert for amity," it'll be recorded for a documentary. the stones will be the biggest act to play cuba since the revolution in 1959. >> your host, chris rock. >> reporter: the final ratings for the oscars are in, and the show was down from last year though, and it's tough to tell if calls for a boycott actually had any effect. one thing to note, when chris viewership was at its highest level ever, 12.5% of the audience.
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overall this year's show was down 7.6% in total viewers over last year. >> i just want him to connect with something. >> reporter: brie larson won the best actress oscar sunday night for her starring role in the drama "room." if you missed it in theaters, it's new on dvd this week. so is "creed," the rocky sequel featuring an oscar-nominated performance from sylvester stallone, opposite star michael b. jordan. >> you have your whole future ahead of you. mine, back there like all those guys on the wall. >> reporter: and former dexter star michael c. hall is a married man. he tied the knot with book critic morgan macgregor at new york city hall. it's hall's third marriage. and that's what's happening in hollywood. i'm jason nathanson, abc news, los angeles eric: still to come: it's not 101 dam mays ands. but a record fit for the record book.
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and gervais. >> jonathan: good wednesday morning, waking up with a dry start. a quick moving system passing through, a cooler forecast today, in the 70s both monday
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today we will be in the 50s for a good portion of the day, warming up in the 60s, probably the low 60s for the high today. good news is we will see more sunshine, unfortunately not as sunshine. >> eric: this will warm you up. to not one not two but 17 puppies. >> rochelle: 17? yeah, stella is a farm dog for a napa grass farmer in california. she is now smashing the world record for the largest maremma litter as well as the state's record for the largest puppy litter. look, they are so cute and fine. >> eric: and fluffy. >> rochelle: and glovey. six female and eleven male puppies in total. something about puppies, they to squeeze and huge them. >> eric: you have two -- no, one. >> rochelle: i have one.
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ready for another one. >> rochelle: i am but my husband is not eric: still to come: we're celebrating an author's birthday. >> we're celebrating a yummy treat in your history. >> jonathan: we will see a lot of sunshine coming your way, what to expect for the rest of the day coming up in the seven day next.
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main and gervais. >> jonathan: good wednesday morning, starting out with cool skies, warming up to 60 this afternoon with more sunshine. bring back the rain chances thursday, i think it will be the second half of your thursday, some sunshine to be had there as well. 64 friday back to the sun there, i think it will be a nice weekend, low 60s to start up around 70 by sunday, i think we'll be in the 70s easily for monday and tuesday. >> rochelle: sounds pretty good. those temperatures don't look too bad for today, it's seasonable but as we get closer to the weekend and start of next week it's looking better, so that gives you a little inspiration to get through the week and start the next week. >> eric: like we need inspiration to get to the weekend. >> rochelle: you always need inspiration sunday when it's time to get ready to go back to school and work, that 70 is right on point. rochelle: let's check out the day in history. congress abolishes the african slave trade in 1807. dr. seuss is born in 1904.
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mustang in 1966. eric: today is national read across america day and national banana cream pie day. which neither of us have had. >> rochelle: i think i need to find some place to have it today. >> eric: be back in time for our show at 12:30. "good morning, america" is next. good morning, america. donald trump and hillary clinton in command. winning big on super tuesday. >> we're just having a celebration. >> the gop front-runner raquets up victories in seven states. ted cruz takes three looking to stop the billionaire from making history. >> that would be a disaster for republicans. and marco rubioromises to fight to the end. >> the presidency of the united states will never be held by a con artist. >> hillary clinton also a big trump. >> this country belongs to all of us, not just those at the
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>> the two front-runners now on a collision course as the fight for president takes a dramatic turn. also overnight, terrifying twisters threaten voters. at these three tornadoes reported tearing through the south. now the storm hits the northeast bringing snow and rain to the coast. millions facing a messy commute this morning. >> breaking overnight, rocket man returns. astronaut scott kelly back on earth after an epic 340 days in space. the moment he emerged victorious from this capsule and how all that time out of this world may do some good here on earth. >>e do say good morning, america. huge wins overnight for both hillary clinton and donald trump. the two front-runners each winning seven states on super tuesday. >> donald trump claims victory all over the map. all the way from arkansas to

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