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i'm caroline patrickis. i'm allie spillyards. mary and len have the morning off today. it's 4:30. this morning, sce&g has opened one of it's spill gates on the lake murray dam, as water levels continue to rise on the lake. but -- sce&g says people living downstream on the saluda river, shouldn't be alarmed. our michal higdon is live in the pine glen neighborhood, which sits along side the river. michal what can you tell us. just about 30 minutes ago sce&g officials opened one spillgate from lake murray into the lower saluda river to relieve the high levels. but neighbors here at pine glen are watching the situation very closely. if you'll recall -- pine glen is one of the neighborhoods that flooded significantly during october's historic flood.... neighbors say it was because 4 and a half spill gates were opened then. sce&g this time neighbors don't need to be alarmed. but we'll be monitoring this situation throughout the morning and keep you updated.
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neighborhood, michal higdon, wis news 10. a flood advisory remains in effect for our area this morning, as some more showers will move across the state today. let's get the latest on your forecast with von gaskin. the flood watch remains in effect through thursday morning with several strong storms and the possibility of flash flooding throughout the midlands. on thursday the rain chance falls to 50% during the day and then down to 30% that night. high: 70 new year's day will be mostly cloudy with only a slight chance the continued rain has forced
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forced state transportation
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than a dozen roads in south carolina. as of last night -- dot says 29 roads were closed in 12 counties because of flooding or damage from the most recent rainfall. officials say crews will be out repairing those roads as soon as the weather settles. meanwhile, they say drivers should continue to use caution while traveling. columbia officials are also blaming the rain for sewage overflows affecting several neighborhoods. one happened near the glenridge and lost creek drive neighborhoods at thistle court, which is off broad river road. another was in the 5000 block of brickyard road and a third was in the 1400 block of peeples street--near i-20. you can call the city if you have any questions about the overflow at 545-3300. it's game day in miami! the clemson tigers are just it's game day in miami!
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hours away from kickoff in the orange bowl. the number one ranked tigers will have a rematch against the oklahoma sooners, who they beat badly during bowl season last year. there's much more on the line this year -- as the teams will play for a spot in the national championship game in january. game time is 4 o'clock. rick henry and joe gorchow have been traveling with the team this week, and will have a preview of former florida governor jeb bush says his campaign in south carolina is becoming more efficient, not running into last night, bush spoke to supporters at hudson's smokehouse in lexington. his campaign touched off questions about its health when it cancelled plans to buy 2 million dollars in tv ads in south carolina. but bush and his campaign managers say his super pac "right to rise" is to buy tv ads so the campaign will concentrate on radio ads on christian radio stations, mail advertising and phone campaigning.
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triple its staff in south carolina to reach people one on one. "it is a different year, but i think as we get closer to the election, people are going to want to know who'll be sitting behind the big desk. first thing, who can beat hillary clinton? the frontrunning candidate for president in our party does the worst against hillary clinton. and for good reason, he's not a serious candidate. he has a broad appeal, but it may not be as deep as people imagine. so we're going to put together a ground game if you will in iowa and new hampshire and here in south carolina that i think will be second to none." bush plans to be back in columbia next saturday. bush says his new years's resolution is "to win it." in the 2016 presidential race, we're just over a month out from the iowa caucus -- but the real what's shaping up.
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with almost the same amount of delegates as the first two primaries combined- would be a strategic victory for any republican candidate- and can serve to prop up or breath new life into a struggling campaign. the state was a valuable win for newt gingrich in 2012- but for gingrich it proved to be his only big win, also marking the first time in 30 years that south carolina didn't pick the eventual republican nominee. but how the votes in iowa and new hampshire go could determine how big a battleground south carolina will be- on the campaign trail in hilton head today, donald trump reminded the crowd he hasn't run any tv ads so far- presidential candidate "i spend no money. i mean, my plane costs money, but i have no ads. i have one radio ad in iowa, but the station was so nice." but according to midlands tv sales execs- the trump campaign, as well as cruz and carson camps are expected to court tv airwaves soon- joining marco rubio and jeb bush, who have already funneled tens of thousands of dollars into south carolina ad buys. polls in iowas have trump either tied with ted cruz, or lagging behind him- and both cruz and marco rubio have made recent gains in new hampshire- rubio also picked up a recent endorsement from
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gowdy- and jeb bush's campaign staff were told wednesday to lexington. trump's double digit poll lead . columbia mayor steve benjamin is promising cooperation to move the city forward. two newly elected city council members, who have disagreed with benjamin and who benjamin did not support, were sworn in earlier this week. this could change things on the council where the mayor has managed to move big projects like the new bull street baseball stadium by narrow margins. benjamin says the city's business will continue. "we think big about columbia. the things we can get done here. we work to build consensus. and then we lead." the mayor says the city has made a lot of progress fixing serious problems including fiscal issues during his tenure. during his tenure.
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the council. authorities say a man killed by a passenger train wednesday morning in richland county was trying to run away from it when he was hit. we first brought you this story as breaking news on sunrise. the coroner says 34- year-old william boulware was driving when his suv went off the road and got stuck on the tracks tracks near two notch road and rabon road. he was standing outside his vehicle and started to run away...when the amtrak hit him. he died on the scene. no passengers aboard the train were hurt. the richland county sheriff's department is investigating the crash. two local nonprofits have been hard at work this week rebuilding almost a dozen homes affected by october's flood. betty shelton's house is one of the houses being repaired during the three-day "rebuild together" event. it's a partnership between the st bernard project and homeworks, funded by large donations from ited way of the midlands and mungo homes. mold is one of the biggest issues volunteers say
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"when we first got here there was mold on every piece of furniture, on her tv, on all of her books, it's crawling up the floors, on the walls and on the ceiling. wanted to get her out of the house and start working on the house." with continuous funding the homeowners could be back in their homes in just a few months. there's still time for victims of the october floods to apply for fema assistance -- and the small business administration says there is plenty of money to go around. your name in the pile. charles: a lot of this involves documentation, how i iortant is it to have all this documentation, or can you just get your name in and provide the papers later. carl: absolutely! you can register first. you can do it over the phone 1-800- 621-fema. online disasterassistance.gov. the key is to get in by
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the paperwork can follow later. over the phone we'll ask specific ququtions. e owner of the housese- insurance papers and that. but the documentation can come later. the key is to register. charles: have people been responding - been getting their names in? carl: they have! we've had over 98,000 registered in this area. some 78-million dollars has gone out to the area back to the registration. we'll follow up with the paper work later on. you can start the application process online at disaster assistance dot gov. you can start the application process online at disaster assistance dot gov. or by calling fema's hotline at 1-800-621- fema. up next on sunrise -- counting down to kickoff! rick and joe have a preview of tonight's orange bowl game from miami. break 1 dabo: artavis has made plenty
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plays down the field, renfrow has made plays on the field. i don't think we have anybody leggett has made plays down the field. we don't have anybody on our roster that we've been playing that haven't made plays. oklahoma's well aware of clemson's fire power on offense. defensively, there's player they're keeping an eye out for too... in shaq lawson... the nation's leader in tackles for a loss. stoops: if you're late off the ball or if you take a poor step, he's going to beat you. he's just got excellent power to go with quickness and speed. you know, he plays with great technique. lawson was part of the tigers team that demolished okalhoma in last year's russell athletic bowl. a repeat performance against the sooners in the orange bowl earns clemson a spot in the national title game. so one reporter asked dabo if he's using any jedi mind tricks on his players to help duplicate what it did in the sunshine state last season.
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the flood watch remains in effect through thursday morning with several strong storms and the possibility of flash flooding throughout the midlands. on thursday the rain chance
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strong storms and the possibility of flash flooding throughout the midlands. on thursday the rain chance chance of showers and a touch break 2 tonight's the big night. across the u-s, americans are getting ready to say goodbye e 2015 and hello to 2016. but amid the festivities, tonight's the big night. across the u-s, americans are
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ready to say goodbye to 2015 and hello to 2016. but amid the festivities, security is being ramped up ... because of a threat from overseas. kim hutcherson has the story: as america prepares to ring in the new year, officials say a threat from overseas warns possible attacks ininew york, los angeles, and washington d-c. but they also say the threat was uncorroborated and based on a single source. still, with a million people expected in times square thursday night ...
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aren't taking any chances. "times square on new year's eve is going to be one of the safest places in the country because of the huge concentration of police resources" six-thousand officers will be deployed. there will also be helicopters, boat patrols and hundreds of extra mobile cameras and radiation detectors. but analysts say -- there's only so much that can be done. "the new york police are very, very good and they're very sensitized to the threat and they know that times square is a major target, but at the end of the day, a crowd of people like that .. you can't vet everybody and check 'em." in los angeles, extra security will be on- hand for the rose bowl parade and the game itself - both of which are considered elevated security events for the first time. this, as officials in belgium announce that new year's celebrations in
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up next on sunrise -- why forecasters believe stronger storms may be on the way. break 3 the flood watch remains in
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strong storms and the possibility of flash flooding throughout the the massive flooding seen in several states is part of the wild weather in recent weeks - all linked to this el nino. and now, as nbc's joe fryer reports.. nasa says it could become as big and dangerous as the e rongest el nino ever. they are images that seem to
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floodwaters raging through missouri... and deadly tornadoes tearing through the south... "the house is gone, but we're still here!" while unusually balmy weather blankets the northeast... over christmas. all of it... the result of an el nino weather system that keeps growing stronger. in fact, the newest satellite image released by nasa... bears a striking resemblance to the one in 19-97... the worst on record. "this el nino, in size and intensity, will definitely rival the previous two champions, which were '82 and '97. and so this is a godzilla el nino." that '97 system caused devastating floods in california... a crippling ice storm in the
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and rare tornadoes in florida. worldwide... 23- thousand were killed... as a result of the severe conditions. now... this latest el nino promises a new round of weather havoc in 20-16... with drought-stricken california right now on news 10 sunrise -- a midlands meet the moore's! we're the moore family, and we're always looking for ways to enjoy more.
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neighborhood hit hard by the october floods on edge gain, as sce&g has opened a spill gate overnight, sending water downstream near their homes. why officials say they shouldn't be worried. and... flash flood watch continues today. plus... the big day is finally here. the clemson tigers will square
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oklahoma in the orange bowl with hopes of making it to the national championship game. it's thursday, december 31st. and news 10 sunrise starts right now. good morning. thanks for waking up with sunrise. i'm caroline patrickis. i'm allie spillyards. mary and len have the morning off today. it's five o'clock on this new year's eve. about an hour ago, sce&g officials opened one spillgate from the lake murray dam into the lower saluda river. and while officials say there's nothing to worry about, neighbors in the pine glen neighborhood are watching the situation closely. that's where we find our michal higdon live this morning with the latest. but you can see why residents in pine glen are nervous -- many of them are still rebuilding from october's historic flood and living outside their destroyed homes in campers.
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weeks, months there has been a ton of rain here in the midlands. and a good amount of that water as ended up in lake murray. sce&g officials say the lake can't exceed its licensed operating level of 360 feet, which right now, it's about two feet shy of. a reason the electric and gas utility opened one spill gate early this morning ahead of more potential rain in the coming days. since 4am the gate has been releasing up to 18- thousand cubic feet per second into the lower saluda river. that's about an olympic- sized swimming pool every five seconds or so. and neighbors here in pine glen say they're worried. "right now i think a lot of people are kind of in a state of nervousness. not sure what is going to
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we just went through this on christmas eve when the sirens went off and a lot of people were unsure of what that meant. so we're kind of in a state of frantic." we're told multiple agencies are monitoring the situation -- and folks should be checking facebook and twitter for updates. sce&g says it will continue to monitor lake levels to determine if additional actions will be necessary over the next 48 hours. von gaskin is in for tim miller this morning. she has your first alert forecast. the flood watch remains in effect through thursday morning with several strong storms and the possibility of flash flooding throughout the midlands. on thursday the rain chance
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the day and then down to 30% that night. high: 70 new year's day will be mostly cloudy with only a slight chance of showers and a touch cooler temperatures. high:60. the first weekend in january will be dry and partly cloudy. we've made it to the big day! the number-one ranked clemson tigers will the number-one ranked clemson tigers will square off against the oklahoma sooners in the orange bowl today at 4. clemson is entering the matchup a little shorthanded after three players were sent home earlier this week for violating team rules. you can watch the game on espn. rick henry and joe gorchow will be reporting live from miami throughout the day right
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sumter police are looking for leads in a deadly shooting that happened at poplar square on miller road. investigators responded to the apartment complex at 6:45 last night after receiving a shots fired call. they say a 23-year-old man was found unresponsive in an area outside one of the buildings. he was later pronounced dead at the scene. police are not releasing the man's name until they notify his family. if you have any information, you're asked to call crimestoppers at 1-888-crime-sc. the city of west columbia has issued a boil water advisory for people in one area of lexington county. anyone living in the 400, 500 and 600 blocks of old barnwell road, lynn drive, bel-air drive and in the savannah woods subdivision should boil their water for at least one minute before drinking it. city officials restored water to the area after a driver hit a water hydrant. we'll let you know when the
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this weekend, one republican presidential candidate will make a pit stop in lexington. marco rubio will hold a meet and greet at hudson's smokehouse barbecue at 4pm. he's also expected to be holding events in hilton head and easley. meanwhile, republican candidate jeb bush reached out to south carolina voters during a meet and greet at hudson's smokehouse last night. bush's campaign plans to triple its staff in south carolina to reach people one on one. bush will be back in columbia next saturday. and it's the final push on the last day of 2015 to get momentum going for all presidential candidates. we've seen some strong language from donald trump and some fourth quarter fundraising winners. nbc's edward lawrence is in washington this morning with the latest. senator ted cruz toured the damage tornadoes caused in texas. he's the first candidate to do so.. also before president obama. sot sen. ted cruz / texas "we heard stories of people in their homes that
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spot that didn't' collapse." at the same time he raised a whopping $20 million dollars in the fourth quarter.. far surpassing his totals for the previous quarter. only ben carson surpassed that amount for the fourth quarter. senator marco rubio brought in $6 million. this.. as donald trump amps up his attacks on the democratic frontrunner for president.. hillary clinton. sot donald trump / presidential candidate "the husband wants to come and she wants to accuse me of things, and the husband's one of the greatest abusers in the world? give me a break." ...the other republican candidates duke it out for third place behind trump and cruz. sot chris christie "if they think this is tough now, we're nowhere close to tough yet!" in a drastic move.. jeb bush cleared out his campaign staff in miami and shipped them to early primary states to get his supporters out to vote. this is do or die time for a number of republican candidates for president.
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councilmembers to move the city forward. two newly elected city council members, who have disagreed with benjamin and who he didn't support were sworn in. still, benjamin says the city's business will continue. the mayor says the city has made he says it required unity from the council. columbia residents are getting ready to ring in the new year in 'famously hot' fashion. tonight marks the start of the city's "famously hot new year's eve" carnival. if you're attending, there are some street closures you'll want to know about. the event kicks off at 6 tonight. starting at 7 this morning, westbound lanes of 11- hundred and 12-hundred blocks of gervais street will be closed the 12-hundred and 13- hundred block of main street will be closed. at 9 am the 9-thousand block of main will be closed. "we have parking garages will be accessible for anyone for parking. the carnival begins at 6 and last til 11. you can bring your children down
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bed and come back and enjoy the famously hot new years celebration for the adult version." all streets will re open tomorrow morning at 8 am. admission to the carnival is free. the family-friendly event has rides, games, food and ice skating. von gaskin is getting your day started with your first alert forecast. the flood watch remains in effect through thursday morning with several strong storms and the possibility of flash flooding throughout the midlands. on thursday the rain chance falls to 50% during the day and then down to 30% that night. high: 70 new year's day will be mostly cloudy with only a slight chance of showers and a touch cooler
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coming up on news 10 sunrise... a recap of last night's game against francis marion, and when you can catch the team next in action. bc-belgium-arrests belgium: 10th suspect arrested
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warrant against a 10th suspect in the paris terrorist attacks, charging him with terrorist
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and participation in the activities of a terrorist group. the man arrested, a belgian national born in 1993 and identified only as ayoub b., was detained yesterday in the molenbeek neighborhood of brussels. belgian officials say about 10 cellphones were seized during the search, and are beiei examined. the suspect is scheduled to appear in court within five days. a federal grand jury has now indicted the friend of one of the san bernardino terrorist attack shooters. federal prosectors charged enrique marquez with conspiring with syed farook to commit terrorist acts in 2011 and 2012. investigators say marquez lied about purchasing weapons used in the december shootings and made false statements about his marriage to a relative of farook. marquez is scheduled to be arraigned next wednesday. the woman accused of intentionally driving into a crcrwd of people on the las vegas strip reportedly had marijuana in her system. 24-year-old lakeisha holloway
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the state legal limit of marijuana in her system when she was arrested. however, officials say that won't change the charges she currently faces, including murder, felony hit and run and child endangerment. one person was killed and 35 others were injured in the incidnet on december 20th. holloway is currently in jail awaiting a court date. officials say her three- year-old child was in the car during the crash. bill cosby is now out on bond after being arrested on sexual assault charges in pennsylvania. the comedian has been accused of sexualal misconduct by dozens of women, but this isn't the first time he has been charged with a crime. this case involves a former temple university employee, who cosby invited to his home near philadelphia in 2004. the district attorney says cosby urged the woman to take pills he gave her and to drink wine, rendering her unable to move or respond to his advances. the "affluenza" teenager is still in custody in
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returned back to the u-s. 18-year-old ethan couch was moved from guadalajara to a larger facility in mexico city after a judge temporarily blocked his deportation. couch's mother, tonya, was sent back to the u-s yesterday. couch was accused of killing four people in a drunk driving crash back in 2013. his attorney's argued he suffered from "affluenza," a made-up disease meaning he couldn't distinguish right from wrong. the state of emergency in missouri continues as flood waters rise. 14 people have now been declared dead due to the rare winter flooding. the mississippi, missouri and meramec rivers are all at or above the flood stage. the mississippi river is expected to crest in downtown st. louis today- nearly 14 feet above the flood stage. missouri governor jay nixon said even when the
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the flood watch remains in effect through thursday morning with several strong storms and the possibility of flash flooding throughout the midlands. on thursday the rain chance falls to 50% during the day and then down to 30% that night. high: 70 new year's day will be mostly cloudy with only a slight chance of showers and a touch cooler temperatures. high:60. the first weekend in january will be dry and partly cloudy. the usc men's basketball team will head into the
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hosted francis marion at colonial life arena. forward chris silva led the gamecocks in scoring by putting up a season- high 13 points and 6 rebounds. usc pulls away with a 78 to 56 win over the patriots. the gamecocks keep their sterling record and improve to 12 and oh. they face memphis next at home on saturday. the day college football fans have been waiting for is here!
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play today in the national semifinals. it's the second year of the playoffs after the ncaa abandoned the bcs system. the clemson tigers and oklahoma sooners are up first in the orange bowl in miami at 4 o'clock. then -- alabama and michigan state will square off in the cotton bowl at 8 o'clock. both games air on espn. the winners will play in the national championship game on january 11th. some big n ns for panthers quarterback cam newton! newton tweeted wednesday that he is now a dad. he and his his longtime girlfriend had a son last week. his tweet read in part: "our family is excited and thank you all for the well wishes" newton didn't reveal the name. newton's panthers are 14-1 entering the final weekend of the regular season and can wrap up home-field advantage throughout the playoffs with a victory sunday against tampa bayay coming up on news 10 sunrise... police in los angeles are warning people that
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not include firing gunshots in the air to celebrate. more on what people could face if they engage in celebratory gunfire.
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two people can eat all this food for $9.99. -and it's all my favorites. -yeah. two coneys or two burgers, and two tots and two drinks. -yeah. -it's like i'm seeing double. totally. speaking of double... look. maybe they wanna hang out. -yeah, i'll talk to 'em. -just be cool. -i'll be cool. -no, you're not gonna be cool. (yells) you guys wanna hang out sometime? oh, man. i think i nailed it. see and eat double. two can eat for $9.99 all month long. and stop by for buy one get one free wings on monday nights.
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display, citing fears of a militant attack. brussels had been planning for a big celebration tonight. 100 thousand people attended last year's new year's eve festivities in the city. the mayor of brussels said they don't want to take risks with safety. a new report finds that thth national security agency spied on israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu and other allies of the u-s. the wall street journal says the nsa maintained surveillance of netanyahu and other leaders- despite a promise from president obama
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he would end the practice. the report also said that talks between members of congress and netanyahu may have been collected in the surveillance. the obama administration has not yet commented on the allegations. more chicago police officers will soon be carrying tasers. city officials say the officers will alslsbe properly trained to use the devices. all officers are expected to be trained by june 2016. currently, about 20 percent of chicago officers who respond to service calls have access to stun guns. the move comes after growing criticism of chicago police and their use of physical and lethal force. the los angeles police department is warning new year's eve revelers to remember that bullets fired into the air at midnight are illegal. those who violate the policy could spend a year behind bars. if the celebratory shots that are fired kill someone, they'll be charged with murder. the last death in los angeles attributed to celebratory gunfire was nine-year-old brian
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some new york lawmakers are pushing for the legalization of hoverboards in new york city. the motorized, self- balancing devices were a hot t liday gift, but are currently not allowed in the big apple. new york state law classifies hoverboards, segways and other personal transporters as motor vehicles that must be registered. the problem is- they can't be registered, so they're now a no-go in the city. the flood watch remains in effect through thursday morning with several strong storms and the possibility of flash flooding throughout the midlands. on thursday the rain chance falls to 50% during the day and then down to 30% that night. high: 70 new year's day will be the first weekend in january will be dry and partly cloudy. the time is now 5:--. we are back with another half hour, in just a few minutes. thanks for starting your day
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good morning. thanks for waking up with
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xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxi'm caroline patrickis. len and mary have the morning off today. it's 5:30 on this new year's eve. top stories as you're waking up
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goodbye to 2015 and hello to 2016. tonight marks the start of the 'famously hot' new year's eve carnival. it starts at 6 and ends at 11. admission is free. starting this morning, parts of gervais and main streets will be closed. they'll reopen tomorrow morning at 8. plus... the number-one clemson tigers are taking on the oklahoma sooners at four with one goal in mind- to make it to the national championship game. we'll have more on today's orange bowl. but happening right now -- neighbors in a midlands neighborhood are on alert after sce&g opened a spill gate at lake murray earlier this morning. officials say this is a precautionary measure with more rain expected in the coming days. our michal higdon is live at the pine glen neighborhood -- downstream from the water release with the details. officials opened that spill gate at 4 this morning... and residents here in the pine glen neighborhood are monitoring the situation closely.
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spill gate was necessary this morning because the lake level was nearing its licensed operation level. we're told the gate will be releasing up to 18- thousand cubic feet per second into the lower saluda river. that's about an olympic- sized swimming pool every five seconds or so. officials say homes along the lower saluda river should not be affected like they were in october. but we're out here monitoring the situation and will have more in just about 10 minutes. live in the pine glen neighborhood, michal higdon, wis news 10. von gaskin is in for tim miller this morning. she's keeping an eye on your first alert forecast. the flood watch remains in effect through thursday morning with several strong storms and the possibility of flash flooding throughout the midlands.
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falls to 50% during the day and then down to 30% that night. high: 70 new year's day will be mostly cloudy with only a slight chance of showers and a touch cooler temperatures. high:60. the first weekend in january will be dry and partly cloudy. the continued rain has forced state transportation officials to close dozens of roads and bridges in south carolina. the department of transportation says 28 roads and 25 bridges are closed because of flooding or damage from the most recent rainfall. scdot says crews will be out repairing those areas as soon as the weather settles. meanwhile, they say drivers
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use caution while traveling. columbia officials are also blaming the rain for sewage overflows affecting several neighborhoods. one happened near the glenridge and lost creek drive neighborhoods last night at thistle court, which is off broad river road. another was in the 5000 block of brickyard road and a third was in the 1400 block of peeples street. that's near i-20. call the city if you have any questions about the overflow at 545-3300. we've made it to the big day! the number-one ranked clemson tigers will square off against the oklahoma sooners in the orange bowl today at 4. clemson is entering the matchup a little shorthanded after three players were sent home earlier this week for violating team rules. you can watch the game on espn. rick henry and joe gorchow will be reporting live from miami throughout the day right here on wis. one summer night this year, south carolina was
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at mother emanuel ame church in charleston. nine lives were taken that night as they all were gathered for a bible study in the basement of the church. only three people survived. dylann roof has been charged with the crime. as we look back at the events that happened in 2015 and make the transition to a new year, here's our meaghan norman with the number two story for our wis 2015 year in review. :01-:12 :50 1:26 2:01 2:14 2:40 2:59 3:12 3:35 3:54 4:20 south carolina sc: church shooting:gov haley- heart,soul broken "we woke up today and the heart and soul of south carolina was broken." nine families and a state stunned by the violence after 9 people were gunned down during a bible study at emanuel ame church in charleston. dylann roof -- the accused shooter was arrested in shelby, north carolina, the morning after the shooting. when in custody, we learned roof had researched the historic ame church -- the place
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race war by killing black people. but the compassion and forgiveness from the victims' families would not let the hate win. "i will never talk to her again. i will never be able to hold her again, but i forgive people. but god forgive you and i forgive you." >it was one week after the shooting, that a horse-drawn caisson carrying the body of pastor and senator clementa pinckney took a long, quiet and solemn trip through downtown columbia before arriving for his final time at the state house. thousands of people turned out to see pinckney lying in state. at his home-going service in charleston, pinckney was applauded for his tireless devotion between the church house of mother emmanuel and the state house in columbia. delivering the eulogy was
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who described the slain state senator, as man who was designed for destiny at an early age. "he was in the pulpit by 13, pastored by 18, public service by 23." clementa pickney was 41-years-old. "sharonda had a spirit that would reach the world. she was just that special and everybody who knew her knew it." 45-year-old sharonda coleman-singleton was a minister and high school track coach. she was a mother of three and an alumna of south carolina state university. ethel lance served the church as a custodian, and was a longtime member of emanuel. "she was always there. she was always there. she was a soldier." the 70-year-old was a mother and grandmother, and was retired after dedicating 34 years to the performing arts. "tywanza was always a bubbly and
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for anybody at anytime." the youngest victim, 26- year-old tywanza sanders was a recent graduate from allen university. witnesses say he died that night trying to protect his aunt susie jackson. jackson was 87-years-old and a longtime member of mother emanuel. cynthia hurd was a well known librarian who, after working for 31-years in charleston county, was looking forward to retirement. her legacy is one that is special to congressman jim clyburn. "this was her church. i''m an ame. my wife was librarian, and she was my daughter''s best friend." hurd was the sister of former north carolina state senator malcolm graham. "sometimes you don''t know when you're entertaining angels but we were." "she had a beautiful spirit." "a beautiful spirit." "a beautiful spirit."
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woman of god. reverend depayne- middleton doctor was a minister at emanuel ame. the 49-year-old was a former admissions coordinator at southern wesleyan university''s charleston learning center... and... the mother of four daughters. "she was a sweet, loving woman." myra thompson, was a teacher in the charleston county school district. the 59-year-old had a husband and two children. she received her license to preach the same day of the massacre and was leading the bible study that night. "rev. simmons was dedicated to the lord, but he was really dedicated to his family." the final member of the emanuel nine to be laid to rest was reverend daniel simmons, sr. simmons retired from the ministry in 2013, butcontinued to serve on staff at mother emanuel. he is buried at fort jackson national cemetery. in columbia, meaghan norman, wis
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dylann roof's case will continue until january. joey meek - a friend of dylann roof's - faces a federal charge for not telling the truth about what he knew regarding roof's plans for the june shooting. meek's trial will be held in the lowcountry in march. coming up on news 10 sunrise... social media websites like twitter and facebook are cracking down on those who abuse the platforms to post violent content. more on the new, tougher policy that aims to kick off users who post abusive material. google chrome has a new add-on that lets users
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presidential candidate donald trump. a description of the "trump filter" calls it part of the quote "antidote for trump's toxic candidacy." the developer says he built it to take the spotlight off trump and let people focus on other candidates and the issues. the app has three settings- mild, agressive and vindictive. on "mild," trump's twitter page goes black. "vindictive" blocks out entire
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and google news. twitter users who post hateful or violent speech on the social media site will now be booted. this, after twitter updated its policy on violent or abusive posts. the new policy enhances the fight against hate speech and gives twitter more explicit ability to remove violators from the site. twitter, facebook and other social networks have faced criticism for failing to stop terrorists from using their channels to communicate. the flood watch remains in effect through thursday morning with several strong storms and the possibility of flash flooding throughout the midlands. on thursday the rain chance falls to 50% during the day and then down to 30% that night. high: 70 new year's day will be mostly cloudy with only a slight chance of showers and a touch cooler temperatures. high:60. the first weekend in january will be dry and partly cloudy. taking a high dose of vitamin
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safe for people with multiple sclerosis, but may even reduce symptoms of the disease.
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study included 40 m-s patients who were given either 800 or 10- thousand international units of vitamin d-3 a day for six months. blood tests showed people taking the high dose had a decrease in the amount of t-cells linked to m-s activity, while the low dose group showed no changes. patients in both groups had few side effects from the vitamins. if you're planning a big celebration tonight- here's some food, or drink, for thought. the delicious holiday beverages you may enjoy-- are most likely packed with calories. in fact, experts say it would take 35 minutes of racquetball to burn the more than 400 calories in one margarita. even if you stay away from alcoholic beverages, you would need 45 minutes of moderate intensity exercise to compensate for a medium peppermint mocha. lower calorie options include a glass of champagne or wine. we still have plenty more of today's top local and national stories coming up next
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stay with us on this new year's eve. we'll be right back with more.
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murray dam hlake... officials with sce&g say there is no need to be alarmed, but many are worried about the possibility of more flooding. our michal higdon is live at the pine glen neighborhood off bush river road with more. if you'll recall -- pine glen was one neighborhood
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because of october's historic flood... and you can see, many of them are still rebuilding their homes. the flood gate from the lake murray dam has been open for a little over an hour now and . sce&g officials say opening the spill gate was a necessity this morning because lake murray can't exceed its licensed operating level of 360 feet, which it was about two feet shy of before the spill gate was opened. we're told the gate will be releasing up to 18- thousand cubic feet per second into the lower saluda river. if my math is correct, that's about an olympic- sized swimming pool every five
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even though agencies have taken to social media to warn about the spill gate opening -- residents feel like more could have been done. "i feel like a greater effort it's just -- i don't feel like sce&g officials say they will be monitoring lake levels over the next 2 days to determine if additional actions will be necessary. we'll be sure to keep you updated on any changes. live from the pine glen neighborhood, michal higdon, wis news 10. today is the last day for sprint and verizon wireless customers to claim refunds tied to an fcc settlement over mobile "cramming." both spring and verizon agreed to pay 158 million dollars to settle claims they were billing customers in text- messaging subscription
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the fcc says the companies charged for services such as horoscopes and sports that were not approved by customers. speaking of refunds, the irs says the 2016 tax season will open on january 19th. anyone expecting a refund won't have to wait too long to get one. the its anticipates issuing more than nine out of 10 refunds in less than 21 days. the deadline for all federal returns and requests for most extensions is april 18th across much of the nation. the united states postal service has unveiled its 2016 line-up of stamps. one group is a set of four star trek stamps honoring the original tv show's 50th anniversary. the star trek stamps show classic icons like the u-s-s enterprise and the starfleet insignia. other stamps celebrate america's love for pets. puppies, horses cats and geckos- to name a few. happy birthday to everyone
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the mississippi river is expected to crest today in st. louis. it's expected to reach nearly 13
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it's expected to reach nearly 13 feet above the flood stage. if that happens, that would make the current flooding in the area the second worst on record. that's behind the devastating floods of 1993. emergency crews took 21 people to area hospitals after turbulence on an air
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passengers around the cabin. the flight from shanghai, china to toronto was diverted to calgary last night. an ems spokesman said it appeared that no one had and crew on board. the federal aviation administration is investigating a flight from orlando to maine that was diverted to rhode island. the allegiant air flight was headed to bangor yesterday when it made an emergency landing in warwick at around 4:30 p-m. no injuries were reported. allegiant air plans to fly the passengers to their destination no injuries were reported. allegiant air plans to fly the flight. president obama will make another visit to germany in april. he's expected to meet with german chancellor angela merkel in an effort to boost u-s and european trade and investment. the proposed u-s european union free trade agreement is the biggest free-trade pact in history and has been met with opposition on both sides of
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the crystal ball is ready. the confetti is ready. everything is in place for the 11th annual 'new year's eve with carson daly' from times square in new york city. performing on tonight's show are tony bennett, lady gaga, seth macfarlane, blake shelton, gwen stefani and pharrell williams. the party starts right here on wis tonight at 10. the time is now . thanks for starting your day
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again, as sce&g has opened a spill gate overnight, sending water downstream near their homes. why officials say they shouldn't be worried. and... flash flood watch continues today. plus... the big day is finally here. clemson's pursuit of a national championship runs through miami, as the tigers get ready to square off against the oklahoma sooners in the orange bowl. it's thursday, december 31st. and news 10 sunrise starts right
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good morning. thanks for waking up with sunrise. i'm caroline patrickis. i'm allie spillyards. mary and len have the morning off today. it's six o'clock on this new year's eve. just hours ago, sce&g officials opened a spill gate from the lake murray dam, sending more water into the lower saluda river. and while officials say there's nothing to worry about, neighbors in the pine glen neighborhood are watching the situation closely. that's where we find our michal higdon live this morning with the latest. but you can see why residents in pine glen are nervous -- many of them are still rebuilding from october's historic flood and living outside their destroyed homes in campers. over the past several days, weeks, months there has been a ton of rain here in the midlands. and a good amount of that water has ended up in lake murray. sce&g officials say the lake can't exceed its licensed operating level of 360
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it's about two feet shy of. a reason the electric and gas utility opened one spill gate early this morning ahead of more potential rain in the coming days. since 4am the gate has been releasing up to 18- thousand cubic feet per second into the lower saluda river. that's about an olympic- sized swimming pool every five seconds or so. and neighbors here in pine glen say they're worried. "right now i think a lot of people are kind of in a state of nervousness. not sure what is going to happen. we just went through this on frantic."
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the situation -- and folks should be checking facebook and twitter for updates. sce&g says it will continue to monitor lake levels to determine if additional actions will be necessary over the next 48 hours. as michal said -- this was all prompted by the continuous rain we're seeing this week -- and this morning a flood advisory remains in effect for our area. let's get the lalast on your forecast with von gaskin. the flood watch remains in effect through thursday morning with several strong storms and the possibility of flash flooding throughout the midlands. on thursday the rain chance falls to 50% during the day and then down to 30% that night. high: 70 new year's day will be mostly cloudy with only a slight chance of showers and a touch cooler temperatures. high:60. the first weekend in january will be dry and
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we've made it to the big day! the number-one ranked clemson tigers will square off against the oklahoma sooners today in the orange bowl. clemson enters the matchup a little shorthanded afterrhree players were sent home earlier this week for violating team rules. but -- the tigers are confident they can get a win behind star quarterback deshaun
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kickoff is 4 o'clock on espn. rick henry and joe gorchow will be reporting live from miami throughout the day right here on wis. sumter police are looking for leads in a deadly shooting that happened at poplar square on miller road. investigators responded to the apartment complex at 6:45 last night after receiving a shots fired call. they say a 23-year-old man was found unresponsive in an area outside one of the buildings. he was later pronounced dead at the scene. police are not releasing the man's name until they notify his family. if you have any information, you're asked to call crimestoppers at 1-888-crime-sc. the city of west columbia has issued a boil water advisory for people in one area of lexington county. anyone living in the 400, 500 and 600 blocks of old barnwell road, lynn drive, bel-air drive and in the savannah woods subdivision should boil their water for at least one minute before drinking it. city officials restored water to the area after a driver hit a water hydrant.
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advisory has been lifted. this weekend, one republican presidential candidate will make a pit stop in lexington. marco rubio will hold a meet and greet at hudson's smokehouse barbecue at 4pm. he's also expected to be holding events in hilton head and easley. meanwhile, republican candidate jeb bush reached out to south carolina voters during a meet and greet at hudson's last night. bush's campaign plans to triple its staff in south carolina to reach people one on one. bush will be back in columbia next saturday. and it's the final push on the last day of 2015 to get momentum going for all presidential candidates. we've seen some strong language from donald trump and some fourth quarter fundraising winners. nbc's edward lawrence is in washington this morning with the latest. senator ted cruz toured the damage tornadoes caused in texas. he's the first candidate to do so.. also before president obama. sot sen. ted cruz /
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"we heard stories of people in their homes that were just standing in the one spot that didn't' collapse." at the same time he raised a whopping $20 million dollars in the fourth quarter.. far surpassing his totals for the previous quarter. only ben carson surpassed that amount for the fourth quarter. senator marco rubio brought in $6 million. this.. as donald trump amps up his attacks on the democratic frontrunner for president.. hillary clinton. sot donald trump / presidential candidate "the husband wants to come and she wants to accuse me of things, and the husband's one of the greatest abusers in the world? give me a break." ...the other republican candidates duke it out for third place behind trump and cruz. sot chris christie "if they think this is tough now, we're nowhere close to tough yet!" in a drastic move.. jeb bush cleared out his campaign staff in miami and shipped them to early primary states to get his supporters out to vote. this is do or die time for a number of republican candidates for president. we are about one month out from the first caucus. i'm edward lawrence in washington, now back to you.
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ready to ring in the new year in 'famously hot' fashion. tonight marks the start of the city's "famously hot new year's eve" carnival. if you're attending, there are some street closures you'll want to know about. the event kicks off at 6 tonight. starting at 7 this morning, westbound lanes of 11- hundred and 12-hundred blocks of gervais street will be closed the 12-hundred and 13- hundred block of main street will be closed. at 9 am the 9-thousand block of main will be closed. "we have parking garages will be accessible for anyone for parking. the carnival begins at 6 and last til 11. you can bring your children down for a few hours and put them to bed and come back and enjoy the famously hot new years celebration for the adult version." all streets will re open tomorrow morning at 8 am. admission to the carnival is free. the family-friendly event has rides, games, food and
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the new year's celebration might be a little wet. let's get a check of your forecast with von gaskin the flood watch remains in effect through thursday morning with several strong storms and the possibility of flash flooding throughout the midlands. on thursday the rain chance falls to 50% during the day and then down to 30% that night. high: 70 new year's day will be mostly cloudy with only a slight chance of showers and a touch cooler temperatures. high:60. the first weekend in january will be dry and partly cloudy. the usc men's basketball team has a lot to celebrate as they head into the new year...
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undefeated record. how the gamecocks kept their record spotless last night against francis marion. a belgian judge has delivered an
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appear in court within five days. meanwhile -- authorities in brussels have called off the city's traditional new year's eve fireworks display, citing the mayor of brussels said they don't want to take risks with safety. across the u-s, americans are getting ready to say goodbye to 2015 and hello to 2016. but amid the festivities, security is being ramped up ... because of a threat from overseas. kim hutcherson has the story: as america prepares to ring in the new year, officials say a threat from overseas warns of possible attacks in new york, los angeles, and washington d-c. but they also say the threat was uncorroborated and based on a single source. still, with a million people expected in times square thursday night ... authorities aren't taking any chances. "times square on new year's eve is going to be one of the safest places in the country because of the huge concentration of police
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deployed. there will also be helicopters, boat patrols and hundreds of extra mobile cameras and radiation detectors. but analysts say -- there's only so much that can be done. "the new york police are very, very good and they're very sensitized to the threat and they know that times square is a major target, but at the end of the day, a crowd of people like that will be on- hand for the rose bowl parade and the game itself - both of which are considered elevated security events for the time. this, as officials in belgium announce that new year's celebrations in brussels have been canceled entirely ... after the arrest of two men accused of plotting attacks in the capitol. i'm kim hutcherson reporting. --tag-- also overseas ... officials in turkey say they've arrested two people who were planning a bomb attack on that country's capitol on new year's eve. officials suspect they have ties strong storms and the possibility of flash flooding throughout the midlands. on thursday the rain chance
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the day and then down to 30% that night. high: 70 new year's day will be mostly cloudy with only a slight chance of showers and a touch cooler temperatures. high:60. the first weekend in january will be dry and partly cloudy. the usc men's basketball team will head into the new year
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last night -- the gamecocks hosted francis marion at colonial life arena. forward chris silva led the gamecocks in scoring by putting up a season- high 13 points and 6 rebounds. usc pulls away with a 78 to 56 win over the patriots. the gamecocks keep their sterling record and improve to 12 and oh. they face memphis next atatome on saturday. the day college football fans
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is here! the nation's top four teams will play today in the national semifinals. it's the second year of the playoffs after the ncaa abandoned the bcs system. the clemson tigers and oklahoma sooners are up first in the orange bowl in miami at 4 o'clock. then -- alabama and michigan state will square off in the cotton bowl at 8 o'clock. both games air on espn. the winners will play in the national championship game on january 11th. some big news for panthers quarterback cam newton! newton tweeted wednesday that he is now a dad. he and his his longtime girlfriend had a son last week. his tweet read in part: "our family is excited and thank you all for the well wishes" newton didn't reveal the name. newton's panthers are 14-1 entering the final weekend of the regular season and can wrap up home-field advantage throughout the playoffs with a victory sunday against tampa bay.
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your thursday headlines. thanks for starting your morning with news 10. a federal grand jury has now indicted the friend of one of the san bernardino
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federal prosectors charged enrique marquez with conspiring with syed farook to commit terrorist acts in 2011 and 2012. investigators say marquez lied about purchasing weapons used in the december shootings and made false statements about his marriage to a
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bill cosby is now out on bond after being arrested on sexual assault charges in pennsylvania. the comedian has been accused of sexual misconduct by dozens of women. this case involves a former temple university employee, who cosby invited to his home near philadelphia in 2004. the district attorney says cosby urged the woman to take pills he gave her and to drink wine, rendering her unable to move or respond to his advances. the "affluenza" teenager is still in custody in mexico, but his mother has now returned back to the u-s. 18-year-old ethan couch was moved to a larger facility in mexico city after a judge temporarily blocked his deportation. couch's mother, tonya, arrived back in the us last night. the state of emergency in missouri continues as flood waters rise. 14 people have now died due to the rare winter flooding. the mississippi, missouri and meramec rivers are
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and take a look at this incredible video showing the power of those flood waters. you can see a house that was washed into the meramec river, and it goes crashing into a bridge. the mississippi river, meanwhile, is expected to crest in downtown st. louis today. the rain and flooding just won't go away -- and we've have our own flooding concerns today here in the midlands. here's von gaskin with a check of your forecast. the flood watch remains in effect through thursday morning with several strong storms and the possibility of flash flooding throughout the midlands. on thursday the rain chance falls to 50% during the day and then down to 30% that night. high: 70 new year's day will be mostly cloudy with only a slight chance of showers and a touch cooler temperatures. high:60. the first weekend in january will be dry and
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the time is now 6:--. thanks for starting your day with news 10 sunrise. we are back with another half
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minutes. good morning. thanks for waking up with
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i'm allie spillyards. i'm caroline patrickis. it's 6:30 on this new year's eve. top stories as you're waking up this morning... you may need to find another route to work if you're headed downtown. columbia is getting ready for the annual 'famously hot' new year's celebration. parts of gervais and main streets will be closed until tomorrow morning. lauryn hill is the headline performer tonight. the it starts at 6 and ends at 11. admission is free. plus... the number-one clemson tigers are taking on the oklahoma sooners at four with one goal in mind- to make it to the national championship game. we'll have more on today's orange bowl. but happening right now -- neighbors in a midlands neighborhood are on alert after sce&g opened a spill gate at lake murray earlier this morning. officials say this is a
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rain expected in the coming days. our michal higdon is live at the pine glen neighborhood -- downstream from the water release with the details. officials opened that spill gate at 4 this morning... and residents here in the pine glen neighborhood are monitoring the situation closely. sce&g officials say opening the spill gate was necessary this morning because the lake level was nearing its licensed operation level. we're told the gate will be releasing up to 18- thousand cubic feet per second into the lower saluda river. that's about an olympic- sized swimming pool every five seconds or so. officials say homes along the lower saluda river should not be affected like they were in october. but we're out here monitoring the situation and will have more in just about 10 minutes. live in the pine glen neighborhood, michal higdon, wis news 10. the midlands is under a flood watch again this morning as rain moves aross the state. let's get a check of the foreast
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the flood watch remains in effect through thursday morning with several strong storms and the possibility of flash flooding throughout the idlands. on thursday the rain chance falls to 50% during the day and then down to 30% that night. high: 70 new year's day will be mostly cloudy with only a slight chance of showers and a touch cooler first alert traffic report the continued rain has forced
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officials to close more than a
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southarolina. as of last night -- dot says 29 roads were closed in 12 counties because of flooding or damage from the most recent rainfall. officials say crews will be out repairing those roads as soon as the weather settles. meanwhile, they say drivers should continue to use caution while traveling. columbia officials are also blaming the rain for sewage overflows affecting several neighborhoods. one happened near the glenridge and lost creek drive neighborhoods at thistle court, which is off broad river road. another was in the 5000 block of brickyard road and a third was in the 1400 block of peeples street--near columbia mayor steve benjamin is promising cooperation to move the city
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two newly elected city council members, who have disagreed with benjamin and who benjamin did not support, were sworn in earlier this week. thths could change things on the council where the mayor has managed to move big projects like the new bull street baseball stadium by narrow margins. benjamin says the city's business will continue. "we think big about columbia. thth things we can get done here. we work to build consensus. and then we lead." the mayor says the city has made a lot of progress fixing serious problems including fiscal issues during his tenure. he says it required unity from the council. authorities say a man killed by a passenger train wednesday morning in richland county was trying to run away from it when he was hit. we first brought you this story as breaking news on sunrise. the coroner says 34- year-old william boulware was driving when his suv went off the road and got stuck on the tracks tracks near two notch road and rabon road. he was standing outside his
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run away...when the amtrak hit him. he died on the scene. no passengers aboard the train were hurt. the richland county sheriff's department is investigating the crash. two local nonprofits have been hard at work this week rebuilding almost a dozen homes affected by october's flood. betty shelton's house is one of the houses being repaired during the three-day "rebuild together" event. it's a partnership between the st bernard project and homeworks, funded by large donations from united way of the midlands and mungo homes. mold is one of the biggest issues volunteers say they're tackling in these homes. "when we first got here there was mold on every piece of furniture, on her tv, on all of her books, it's crawling up the floors, on the risk, so she was able to get her kids out of the house, but we wanted to get her out of the house and start working on the house." with continuous funding the homeowners could be back in their homes in just a few months.
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tonight -- you might consider catching a ride home with uber. and the ride sharing company has just announced some big news a new report finds that the
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spied on israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu and other allies of the u-s. the wall street journal says the nsa maintained surveillance of netanyahu and other leaders- despite a promise from president obama two years ago that he would end the practice. the report also said that talks between members of congress and netanyahu may have been collected in the surveillance. the obama administration has not yet commented on the allegations. more chicago police officers will soon be carrying tasers. city officials say the officers will also be properly trained to use the devices. all officers are expected to be trained by june 2016. currently, about 20 percent of chicago officers who respond to service calls have access to stun guns. the move comes after growing criticism of chicago police and their use of physical and lethal
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the los angeles police department is warning new year's eve revelers to remember that bullets fired into the air at midnight are illegal. those who violate the policy could spend a year behind bars. if the celebratory shots that are fired kill someone, they'll be charged with murder. the laststeath in los angeles attributed to celebratory gunfire was nine-year-old brian perez. he was killed back in 1999. some new york lawmakers are pushing for the legalization of hoverboards in new york city. the motorized, self- balancing devices were a hot holiday gift, but are currently not allowed in the big apple. new york state law classifies hoverboards, segways and other personal transporters as motor vehicles that must be registered. the problem is- they can't be registered, so they're now a no-go in the city. the flood watch remains in effect through thursday morning with several strong
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possibility of flash flooding throughout the midlands. on thursday the rain chance falls to 50% during the day and then down to 30% that night. high: 70 new year's day will be mostly cloudy with only a slight chance of showers and a touch cooler temperatures. high:60. the first weekend in january will be dry and partly cloudy.
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they probably didn't know it, but an uber passenger in london on christmas eve was the ride-sharing service's one-billionth ride. uber announced the milestone this morning in a blog post. the billionth fare was on uber-x and cost five
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eight dollars. it's great news for the passenger and driver. the customer will receive a year's worth of free uber rides. and the driver gets a free vacation. we still have plenty more of today's top local and national stories coming up next on sunrise. stay with us on this new year's eve. we'll be right back with more. miguel almaguer with many businesses already damaged, the flooding could get worse.
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pine glen neighborhood off bush river road with more. if you'll recall -- pine glen was one neighborhood that was extremely flooded because of october's historic flood... and you can see, many of them are still rebuilding their homes. the flood gate from the lake murray dam has been open for a little over an hour now and . sce&g officials say opening the spill gate was a necessity this morning because lake murray can't exceed its licensed operating level of 360 feet, which it was about two feet shy of before the spill gate was opened. we're told the gate will be releasing up to 18- thousand cubic feet per second into the lower saluda river. if my math is correct, that's about an olympic- sized swimming pool every five seconds or so. even though agencies have taken to social media to warn about the spill gate opening -- residents feel like more could have been done. "i feel like a greater effort
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"i feel like a greater effort could have been put forth. maybe perhaps had police officers come by and knock on doors and let people know. it's just -- i don't feel like enough has been done to inform the people." officials say there is no need to panic as they are simply releasing water to make way for expected rain and inflow over the next few days. sce&g officials say they will be monitoring lake levels over the next 2 days to determine if additional actions will be necessary. we'll be sure to keep you the flood watch remains in effect through thursday morning with several strong storms and the possibility of flash flooding throughout the
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falls to 50% during the day and then down to 30% that night. high: 70 new year's day will be mostly cloudy with only a slight chance of showers and a touch cooler temperatures. high:60. the first weekend in january will be dry and partly cloudy. a 10th suspect in the paris
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the man arrested, a belgian national born in 1993 and identified only as ayoub b., was detained yesterday in brussels. belgian officials say about 10 cellphones were seized during the search, and are being examined. the suspect is scheduled to appear in court within five days. four indiana teenagers were killed in a car crash wednesday night the accident happened southwest of indianapolis in morgan county. police say five teenagers were in a car when it crossed the median and hit a minivan. four of them died, the other was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. california fire crews worked through the night battling a massive commercial fire.. the fire started after 4:30 wedneday local time. the building has been vacant for more than a decade. about 80 firefighters were at the scene. the cause of the fire is unknown, but the fire is not
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the federal aviation administration is investigating a flight from orlando to maine that was diverted to rhode island. the allegiant air flight was headed to bangor yesterday when it made an emergency landing in warwick at around 4:30 p-m. no injuries were reported. allegiant air plans to fly the passengers to their destination this morning. somemeassengers reported smelling smoke during the flight. the time is now . coming up, we'll have one final check of your traffic and weather. plus the headlines of the day. thanks for starting your day with us!
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new zealanders were among the first to welcome in the new year. this is video of their countdown and fireworks as the clock struck midnight just about an hour ago. the crystal ball is ready. the confetti is ready. everything is in place for the 11th annual 'new year's eve with carson daly' from times square in new york city. performing on tonight's show are tony bennett, lady gaga, seth macfarlane, blake shelton, gwen stefani and pharrell williams. the party starts right here on wis tonight at 10.
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route to work if you're headed downtown. columbia is getting ready for r its annual 'famously hot' new year's celebration. parts of gervais and main streets will be closed until tomorrow morning. lauryn hill is the headline performer tonight. there is also a free children's carnival from 6 to 11. the number-one ranked clemson tigers will square off against the oklahoma sooners today in the orange bowl. clemson enters the matchup a little shorthanded after three players were sent home earlier this week for violating team rules. but -- the tigers are confident they can get a win behind star quarterback deshaun watson, and some solid defense. kickoff is 4 o'clock on espn. rick henry and joe gorchow will be reporting live from miami throughout the day right here on wis. the national weather service has issued a flood watch for the midlands this morning, with some more rain in the forecast. this morning at 4:30 -- sce&g opened one spill gate on the lake murray dam to
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going over capacity in the coming days. they do say people living downstream on the saluda should not be concerned. let's get a final check of your forecast now with von gaskin. the flood watch remains in effect through thursday morning with several strong storms and the possibility of flash flooding throughout the midlands. on thursday the rain chance falls to 50% during the day and then down to 30% that night. high: 70 new year's day will be mostly cloudy with only a slight chance of showers and a touch cooler temperatures. high:60. the first weekend in january will be dry and partly cloudy. thanks for starting your day with news 10 sunrise.
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