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i'm charles molineaux. we continue to keep a close watch on the weather at this hour. a tornado watch for several midlands counties has now ended. meanwhile, afternoon winds are being blamed for some damage. we have team coverage, begining with meteorologist ben tanner. counties are quickly being dropped from the tornado watch area as the showers race off to the east. expect clearing skies and continued very windy conditions tonight with lows near 40. thursday will be mostly sunny and windy with highs in the upper 50s.
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through the saturday with mostly sunny skies. the next chance of rain arrives monday. wind advisory remain in effect through 7pm thursday with 15-35 mph sustained winds and higher gusts at times. several schoolslsnd churches
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activities for tonight. be sure to check the bottom of your screen for an updated list. earlier today, a west columbia road was blocked by a fallen tree. mike desumma is live along mineral springs road right now. thanks dawndy and charles... i'm here in west columbia on mineral springs road. here power crews are dealing with down trees impacted powerlines. west columbia wasn't the only area to have damage. west columbia wasn't the only
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thanks dawndy and charles... powerlines. west columbia wasn't the only area to have damage. this was the scene on patterson road in columbia around 2:30. strong winds are being blamed for some downed trees, including this fence. and in front of epworth children's home on millwood and maple streets in columbia, a tree fell and smashed into a taxi's windshield. the driver told our crew it had
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he says he feels lucky to alive. columbia forestry and beautification cleaned up tree and the car was towed. the latest word is that at least three people are dead and 30 more are hurt in the wake of a line of severe storms that moved through parts of the southeast. we're also getting a new look at the destruction left behind. tornadoes have now been confirmed in several states. andrew spencer has the latest. from pensacola, florida... to garland, texas... parts of the southeastern united states are recovering from severe storms and tornadoes. "i tell you what for 30 seconds nightmare. and it was just so sudden. the national weather service says they've received reports of 27 tornadoes touching down across the area. people inside this louisiana gym watched as the storms peeled off the roof. "when the weather gets so bad the roof of your gym blows off." elsewhere in the state...
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is all that remains of these 160 motor homes and trailers. "i just knew that it was a tornado. i was crying and i was so scared. the house would not stop shaking the whole entire time, it was just terrible." louisiana's governor traveled to the damage site and declared a state of emergency for seven parishes in florida's panhandle ... a twister demolished apartments, flipped cars and downed trees. "we didn't have time to grab anything, just run... just panic." as the weather system moves up the east coast forecasters predict the carolinas and virginia will get the worst of it. andrew spencer reporting. you can stay informed on any weather systems moving through our area by downloading the wis weather app. you can also get weather alerts sent straight to your phone. it's free in your app store. standard data and messaging rates may apply.
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is underway right now in the south carolina senate. senator tom davis is in the second day of his filibuster on the roads bill. will whitson is at the state house. senator davis has been speaking for about ad lib time now- he started right at three o'clock, and he has said he's ready to talk all day again- after taking the senate floor for over seven hours yesterday. davis was responsible for bringing the roads bill to a grinding halt in 2015 at the end of session- but before lawmakers returned this year, he hinted at a compromise in the works- but davis- other lawmakers- and senate staffers say what compromises were being discussed have reached a dead end. davis is opposed to both the gas tax portion of the proposal- saying there's money the state could use- as well as the lack of dot reform- and he "i think it's important to realii that as i'm on the floor
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particular roads bill that would increase the gas tax by 75%, i am not only trying to educate senators in that body, i'm attempting to educate the public. i want the public to understand the facts behind this debate." while davis talks- groups both for and against the roads bill are tweeting up a storm- you've got the south carolina alliance to fix our roads and the state chamber of commerce fighting for the bill- and americans for prosperity tweetstorming local lawmakers in the senate, currently listening to davis speak. public and private entities across south carolina are planning to work together to fend off cyber hackers. governor nikki haley was at
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's-c cyber.' the new statewide initiative includes the help of u-s-c, ibm the state's national guard and some other partners. the university will be on the front lines of enlisting experts and providing training to prevent cyber crimes for state offices and big and small industries. governor haley said training to prevent hacks has become a routine for several state departments. this comes after the state's department of revenue was hacked in 2012. "we're constantly trying to break in to every one of our systems to see how full proof it is.because what we have to remember is those who attack are patient.and those that attack never stop trying and so if that's the case we can never stop working to make sure we keep things safe." across the state about 2,300 people are employed in the cyber security field. u-s-c president harris pastides
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that number will grow under the new initiative. coming up on the news at four.. the democrats are including the midlands as they stump the palmetto state. plus, the president is aiming to make a tempting pick for the supreme court.
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in the 2016 race for the white house, democratic presidential candidate hillary clinton is working on her friends in the midlands. today she attended a luncheon at the brookland baptist conference center for alpha kappa alpha sorority - the oldest black sorority. in just about an hour, clinton will be in sumter
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senator bernie sanders is keeping up his message on poverty. he was in the capital city this morning. sanders is hoping to pick up some momentum heading into south carolina's democratic primary on saturday. his focus today was lifting families in the palmetto state out of poverty. he said poverty is a crisis he wants to address if he becomes president . . "where we are today is to remember how we got where we are, to understand that in the richest country in the history of the world, we do not have to have children living in extreme poverty. we need a government that represents all of us and not just the wealthy and the powerful." the senator was joined this morning by south carolina representatives joe neal and justin bamberg. follwing this event, he left for a two state swing looking for support in missouri and oklahoma we are now just three days from the 'first in the south' democratic primary.
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the polls this saturday, you still have time to vote absentee. you can vote in person at your county voter registration office until 5 p-m on friday. after the democratic primary here, there are just a few days until "super tuesday." next tuesday, 12 states including georgia, alabama, and tennessee will hold their primaries. after the dust settles on tuesday night, the delegate count could give a clear picture of the nominee in both parties. before super tuesday, cnn will host one more republican debate. it's tomorrow at 8:30 from houston, texas. we have extensive coverage of the democratic primary and the preparations for super tuesday from both sides on wis-tv-dot-com. just click on the special decision 2016 section. today in the oval office, president obama said he plans to fulfill his constitutional responsibility and nominate a new justice to the suprem court. just a few hours later sources confirmed to nbc new that the administration is considering nevada governor brian sandoval,
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supreme court vacancy. sources say senate minority leader harry reid, also from nevada, met with sandoval monday and that the governor is not objecting to the process moving forward. this morning, the president said when he fulfills is responsibility and he expects members of the senate to do the same. "there's an argument that well, the president shouldn't do this because he is a lame duck. well, the truth of the matter is traditionally the term lame duck refers to the 2 or 3 months after an election has taken place in which a new president is about to be sworn in. i've got a year to go." sandoval used to serve as a district court judge. he was nominated by president sandoval stepped down from the bench in 2009 to
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today, republican members of the senate armed services committee spoke out against president obama's plan to close guantanamo bay and move some of the terrorists there into america. under the plan obama announced yesterday, the bulk of remaining gitmo terrorists would be transferred to other countries. the rest would be moved to a currently undetermined detention facility in the u-s. even republicans who have support closing gitmo in the past say they can't get behind the presidents plan. "i've been waiting 7 and a half years for a plan in order for us to facilitate the closure of guantanamo bay. i'm still waiting because this is not a plan, this is an 8-page document, 7 pages of which is a rehash and the last page is platitudes." "a proposal that is not specific, the only thing specifically i can tell you, is not one person will go specifically i can tell you, is not one person will go
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i'm going to do. i'm going to take this proposal and have a hearing about it, because it's gibberish. and i want everyone who has a better idea to come forward." the members of the committee says they will scrutinize the plan and holding hearings on the details. time now for an update on your weather. for that we turn to meteorologist ben tanner. counties are quickly being dropped from the tornado watch area as the showers race off to the east. expect clearing skies and continued very windy conditions tonight with lows near 40. thursday will be mostly sunny and windy with highs in the upper 50s. cooler weather continues through the saturday with mostly sunny skies. the next chance of rain arrives monday. wind advisory remain in effect through 7pm thursday with 15-35 mph sustained winds and higher gusts
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watch area as the showers race off to the east. expect clearing skies and continued very windy conditions tonight with lows near 40.
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and windy with highs in the upper 50s. cooler weather continues through the saturday with mostly sunny skies. the next chance of rain arrives monday. wind advisory remain in effect through 7pm thursday with 15-35 mph sustained winds and higher gusts at times. expect clearing skies and continued very windy conditions tonight with lows near 40. thursday will be mostly sunny and windy with highs in the upper 50s.
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through the saturday with mostly sunny skies. the next chance of rain arrives monday. wind advisory remain in effect through 7pm thursday with 15-35 mph sustained winds and higher gusts at times. expect clearing skies and continued very windy conditions tonight with lows near 40. thursday will be mostly sunny and windy with highs in the upper 50s. cooler weather continues through the saturday with mostly sunny skies. the next chance of rain arrives monday. wind advisory remain in effect
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thursday with 15-35 mph sustained winds and higher gusts at times.
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mike desumma is on mineral springs road in west columbia. mike? thanks dawndy and charles... i'm here in west columbia on mineral springs road. . here power crews are dealing with down trees impacted powerlines. there were power outages throughout the area, and at this point residents tell me at least in this area they are still without power.
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gamecock men's basketball team as they position themselves for a stretch run toward the sec tournament. the gamecocks are at home for a late game tonight against tennessee. usc is currently 22-and-5 overall for the season, tied for second place in the conference standings with texas a&m. game time is 9 o'clock on the sec network. let's get an update on your
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>> hey, everybody. with the oscars just around the corner, all this week, we're playing our game with some of the most rabid movie buffs in the country. can they turn their film fanatitism into piles of cold, hard cash? we're about to find out. it's movie week on "who wants to be a millionaire." [dramatic music] hello, everybody. i'm chris harrison. welcome to the show. are you guys ready for more movie week? [cheers and applause] it's been a lot of fun, and we're gonna continue today. our first contestant used to skip school to go to the movie theaters. let's see if that alternative education pays off for him today. from denver, colorado, please welcome tim davids. [cheers and applause] hey, tim. >> how you doing? >> good to see you, man. >> thank you. >> so i think it's okay. the statute of limitations is up.

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