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percentage will be reduced to 40%. the front will have little to no impact on the temperatures today, because highs will again reach the upper 70s. wednesday and thursdada will also feature periods of rain which could aggravate saturated areas that have recently flooded due to heavy rain. highs will settle in the middle
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the year. the new year will start with cooler and drier lines this morning at 9 a-m for a relocation project near leaphart and mineral springs road. it impacts more than two dozen blocks in and around the leaphart road area until 7 tonight. once water is restored people in the area will then be under a boil water advisory and will need to boil water for at least one full minute before using it. troopers are investigating after a police car crashed early this morning. officials say the 2009 crown victoria lost control and crashed getting onto i-26 from lake murray boulevard at about 5:45 this morning. the police car is registered to the city of irmo. troopers says the driver was thomas speers. they say there are no charges pending at this
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a missing texas teenager who managed to stay out of prison for murder because he was too rich has been found in mexico. ethan couch fled after authorities determined he violated the terms of his probation. couch was 16 and driving under the influence when he struck and killed three people on a texas road in 2013. his lawyers managed to keep him out off prison by pleading what they called "afflueuea" in november, social media posts showed couch playing a drinking game, in clear violation of the conditions that kept him out of jail. now, mexican authorities say they've found couch and his mother near the popular resort town of puerto vallarta. he will be turned over to u-s marshalls. newly released 9-1-1 calls reveal how calm a group of well-trained boy scouts can be, even during an extremely dangerous situation. a scout leader attacked by a bear in front of three children as the group hiked through a new jersey wilderness area. nbc's natalie morales has more.
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911 where's the emergency? scout: my scout master went into a cave and a bear is in the cave with him. an urgent 911-call from one of three young boy scouts after their scout leader confronts a black bear while on a hike... dispatcher: is he...like, he can't get out because of where the bear is or is he too injured to get out? year-old christopher petronino tells the scouts to try and lure the bear away scout: my scout master just suggested that we get food to put the bear out. authorities say petronino and his scouts were hiking off a trail near the splitrock reservoir, in northern new jersey to try and help rescuers find them, the scouts came up with an idea... scout: do you want us to make a signal fire. would that be helpful? dispatcher: yeah, if you guys could start a fire. meanwhile, petronino managed to free himself from the bear and called for help dispatch: 911 where's the emergency? petronino: splitrock reservoir. blue trail. i was mauled by a bear. dispatcher: where are you bleeding, your leg or arm? petronino: left arm, left leg, neck and
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authorities assured the boys that searchers were in the area... scout: guys, on three...everyone's gonna yell 'hello, can you hear us?' scout: can you hear us? scout: i see the helicopter! i see the helicopter! dispatch: alright, he sees the helicopter. scout: we'll make it out of this alive...i love you guys. petronino was airlifted to an area hospital...his injuries are said to be non-life threatening. that was natalie morales reporting. because the scout leader, unaware there was a bear in the cave, intruded into the bear's space...the department of environmental protection has spared the bear's life. today a columbia man is out of the hospital after troopers say a hit and run driver wrecked him and sped off. he was run off the road on i-77 northbound near percival road saturday night. highway patrol is still investigating the hit and run. troopers say a pickup truck made an improper lane change and hit the victim's car -- sending it off the road and into some trees. meanwhile, the victim wants to get the story out there so
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forward with some ansnsrs. "i still have a aouple bruises. i have a couple broken ribs, a slight concussion, and a slightly collapseselung. i can barely walk as it is. i need a walker to get around in this point in time." the south carolina highway patrol hasn't released a possible description of the suspect's vehicle. however, the victim says it was either a truck or an suv, and it might have been a green toyota sequoia. if you have any information about this hit and run, call crimestoppers at 1- 888-crime-sc. an eastover man has been charged with murder after investigators say he shot and killed his neighbor after an argument over a fence. authorities say 49-year old mark volstromer shot and killed keith pruitt junior at his home on antioch amez church road sunday. officials say pruitt got into an argument with volstromer's wife about the fence line dividing their properties when the pruitt got out of the truck. investigators say that's when volstromer shot him in the upper body. richland county deputies are
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investigate. an orangeburg county man is charged with murder, after a woman missing since christmas turned up dead. monday, orangeburg county deputies arrested harold pratt. the sheriff's department believes pratt shot and killed 38-year-old loretta bunch last week. she was found in a holly hill waterway yesterday. her car was later found at a home on old state road--where witnesses say she had been picked up by a truck driver. the orangeburg county sheriff's department is investigating the case. a quadriplegic man in columbia is getting help after he says someone stole his handicapped accessible van from his home on christmas eve. robert mccurdy says the stolen van was tailored specifically to transport someone in a wheelchair. since last week -- he says he's been stuck in his home. sunday, a wheelchair accessible van company donated a vehicle for him to use for the next few days "i mean who would do that, a handicap van, that's
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but now to know that their are good people, we had offers from several people offering their personal vehicles to try and help us and now we have one that we can use." the mccurdys will be able to use the donated van until thursday. after that they say they'll have to look into buying another one if theirs isn't recovered. in the meantime, columbia police are investigating. be on the lookout for a 2012 honda o ossey van with h uth carolina handicaca plates 7-5-3-5- 8-w. more apartments mamabe on the way at columbibis bull street development. two sources close to the project are confirming there are plans under consideration for even more apartment units close to spirit communications park. this time the apartments would be built inside the sprawling babcock building. last year, babcock drew interest from a new orleans based developer who wanted to turn the building into a hotel. that plan fell through in part due to problems passing tax credit legislation.
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company -- possibly based in virginia, has babcock under contract for new apartments. because of the size, because of the nature of the work that needs to be done--there's a considerable amount of asbestos and the cost to bring that building to a position where it can be you know, repurposed and reutilized, it is a significant amount. and so there needs to be something built in which is why we passed historic tax credits both for commercial and private residential efforts. and this has also been passed to make sure that we don't lose these buildings. the name of the company proposing the apartments has not been revealed. the head of the new orleans law firm that abandoned the hotel plan estimated last year it would take at least $20 million dollars to rehab the babcock building. three columbia city councilmen will be sworn in this afternoon --including two new faces.
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each won runoff elections in november. mcdowell will now represent district two. duvall is the new at-large councilman. councilman moe baddourah will also be sworn in. he ran unopposed in november's general election. the ceremony is at 3:30 at columbia city hall. republican presidential frontrunner donald trump is set to make a stop in rock hill at the beginning of the new year. trump will visit winthrop university on january 8th. he'll be at the coliseum on campus. the event doors open at 5:00 and the event starts at 7:00. it's free-- but you do have to register. still ahead...residents in a north carolina town believe a tornado is what destroyed their homes. we'll hear from one man who says he came face- to-face with the storm. plus - it's not too late to grab one last christmas experience. why one light show is extending their hours.
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at some of the big stories of the first half of 20-15. here's a look at the stories that made headlines in the first
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in a season defined by off field scandals .. as much as anything that happened on the field .. the n-f-l now heads into its biggest game, dealing with another controversy -- "deflategate." two gunman entered the offices of satirical magazine charlie hebdo and opened fire. new england is bearing the brunt of this latest blast of winter. in blizzard blitzed boston .. this fourth big storm in a matter of weeks pushed snowfall levels to nearly 90 inches. a chilling turn of events today .. as investigators now say the germanwings that killed 150 people on board tuesday .. appears to have been intentional. violence shook the streets of baltimore .. businesses looted, cars and buildings set ablaze.. as night fell, multiple fires burned throughout the city. the violence erupted soon after the funeral of freddie gray ..
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being injured in police custody. every thing started to shake .. luggage and people went flying .. and then .. a violent stop. that's how passengers aboard amtrak 188 describe the moment all 7 train cars flew of the tracks "never seen anything like it in my life." in wimberley texas, the search for twelve people missing after the blanco river rose over 28 feet in just an hour. the inmates carried out an elaborate escape plan .. cutting through steel .. navigating catwalks and steel pipes .. plan .. cutting through steel .. navigating catwalks and steel pipes .. breaking through a brick wall .. before climbing out of a manhole. sweat was captured about 16 miles from where a border patrol agent shot and killed his accomplice richard matt. joyce mitchell wiped away tears
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for her role in helping two convicted murders. the shock and mourning outside the emmanuel african methodist episcopal church in charleston .. and across the nation has just begun. potus sot: "to say our thoughts and prayers are with them and their families and their community doesn't' say enough to convey the heartache and sadness and the anger that we feel." coming up on the news at four we'll continue our look at the major stories of 2015. we'll see the big stories for the second half of the year. weweant to remind anyone still needing sistance after october's floododg -- the deadline for fema is fast approaching. ththdeadline has been extended by one day t t january 4t4t the original deadline wawa january y d, but an extra day was added because the 3rd falls on a sunday. 24 south carolina counties are eligible. you can start the application process online at disaster assistance dot gov. or by calling fema's hotline at
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we are starting this tuesday with showers and a few storms crossing the state. they are being driven by a front that has moved across the country yesterday. during the morning hours there will be a 100% chance of rain across the area, by afternoon that percentage will be reduced to 40%. the front will have little to no impact on the temperatures today, because highs will again reach the upper 70s. wednesday and thursday will also
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we are starting this tuesday with showers and a few storms crossing the state. they are being driven by a front
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across the country yesterday. during the morning hours there will be a 100% chance of rain across the area, by afternoon that percentage will be reduced to 40%. the front will havavlittle to no impact on the temperatures today, because highs will again
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wednesday and thursday will also feature periods of rain which could aggravate saturated areas that have recently flooded due to heavy rain. highs will settle in the middle 70s to finish out the year. the new year will start with cooler and drier weather.
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with showers and a few storms crossing the state. they are being driven by a front that has moved union county, north carolina looking at damage caused by a possible tornado.
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a funnel cloud in that area. a hunter says he was in the woods near monroe yesterday when the skies got dark, and the wind started howling. "by the time i got through probably 300 feet of woods and up the hill it was on top of us, swimming pool came at me. i made sure my dad was out of the way swimming pool came at me, i ran away from it that was it." several homes and vehicles were damaged in the storm, but thankfully there were no injuries reported. the news at noon will be right back. but first, here's your news 10 stock report. if you haven't seen the elgin lights christmas show you still have one more shot. owner paul towns decided to open the
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owner paul towns decided to open the display up for one last show. you can head out tonight from 6 to 9 - at 2433 charlie horse circle in elgin. towns says they have surpassed their goal for donations and hope they can send 30 children to camp kemo with the help of funds from the additional night. we are starting this tuesday with showers and a few storms crossing the state. they are being driven by a front that has moved across the country yesterday. during the morning hours there will be a 100% chance of rain across the area,
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percentage will be reduced to 40%. the front will have little to no impact on the temperatures today, because
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