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of the year are very similar. from the station that is on your side, you are watching news 19 this morning . it is another day filled with wet weather across the midlands. showers wrote to the area once again this morning. good morning and thank you for waking up with news 19 this morning. i am mary sturgill. let's see just how long this weather will last or if the sun will ever come out again. >> it has been five days. we keep looking for it but where is the sunshine. we haven't seen any. all we see are clouds and rain. quite a bit of rainfall are moving through parts of lexington and now moving
-- woodland -- to the north of winnsboro. this is nonsevere. a lot of this has been -- a lot of us are waking up to the sound of the number -- thunder. 70 degrees in sumter. lexington at 70. newberry at 64. here in columbia, the rain has stopped for now. 70 degrees and muggy. we are on track for 100% chance of rain all throughout the day with a couple bundles -- a couple of rumbles of thunder. for new year's eve day, 70 degrees with light to moderate showers, primarily, during the afternoon and early evening. as you are getting ready to head out the door, you need to get yourself a lot of extra time this morning. roadways are saturated.
this will be in between [ indiscernible ] and saint andrews. no accidents are being reported on that side of the -- on that side of town. a little bit of slow go as you head out of town on sunset boulevard. no issues. coming from i 26 in harvesting, a 13 minute commute. again, give yourself a lot of extra time. don't be surprised if you see a lot of pounding on the roadways. we will take a look at your forecast in just a few minutes. the deadline to apply for individual assistance has been in -- extended. is -- you now have until monday. they will be accepting registration through monday. the president has declared
midland counties a disaster. the money would cover losses not taken care of by insurance. if you have already registered, you don't need to reapply but you can go to our website. >> the extension was requested by the governor of the state. we honor that request and that took the extension to january the extension to january 3. since that falls on a sunday, that extension is to midnight on january 4 monday just to accommodate those who want to register. and have other plans. >> if you still need to register, we come to the flood recovery on wltx.com . >> a dozen families will be getting some much needed help your credits of volunteers have
back on their feet. one of the organizers for the event says many people did not know how to -- did not know the extent of the damage.>> there are a lot of homeowners who realize -- who didn't realize they were going to end up with a mold problem. home works and the st. bernard project raised more than $300,000. if you're interested in being a volunteer, check out the story on wltx.com . the boil water advisory that was scheduled in west columbia has been postponed due to the weather. the work will start this saturday. waterlines for some residents will be turned off from 9 o'clock in the morning until 8 pm at night.
project near the parke road and mineral springs road. to find out if your address is on the list, head over to wltx.com and click on the story . some great news to follow up on. the story we first brought you over the weekend. the columbia couple that has been searching for their stolen handicap and says they now have it back. they say police have found it around 5 o'clock last night. robert mccurdy is a quadriplegic and uses the especially tailored van to get to work every day. he and his wife say they are happy it is back in their hands and indecent condition with only a few parts missing. and a torn wire from the van led them to believe that the buzzer was going off which made the thieves abandon the van altogether. police say they have found it in an apartment neighborhood off of broad river road. sumter police are looking for three suspects in connection to an attempted murder. they are 21-year-old henry
williams fan. police say they responded to shots fired call on frazier street. once there, they found two vehicles that had been in a collision but no one at the scene. they think that was done deliberately. investigators think the three of them are belong -- are involved in this. they are believed to be armed and dangerous. crawl -- call crimestoppers at one-888-[ indiscernible ]. a woman's body into in the swamp. harold pratt appeared in an orangeburg county courthouse yesterday. deputies say he and the victim were involved in an argument after she disappeared around christmas. investigators found her body in a waterway off of highway 453. craft has been charged with murder. we are on your side this morning with the recall.
if you have some martha stewart cookware, macy's is recalling to frying pans after customers say metal bits popped off and caused ruses, burns and welts. 10 piece stainless steel cookware set. customers should stop using the pans and return them to macy's for a store credit. the better business bureau 2015. scans -- the scams vary in name but are similar. tiffany craig explains. >> reporter: hundreds of thousands of americans have received a call like this one.>> it is from the irs. >> con artists demand immediate payment. >> if i didn't clear it up, they were going to prosecute me . >> she did not want to give her
prepaid debit cards.>> i parents . >> the better business bureau say tax conns were by far the better tops came in 2015. others posed as debt collectors or tech support. others claim you have one a grant or sweepstakes. the scams have something else in common. the criminal wants money up front. father ortiz thought he was a millionaire when he received this phone sweepstakes letter. all he had to do was pay a $40,000 tax to receive his prize. and scam artists one -- want an untraceable form of payment. >> if someone is requesting that you pay by prepaid debit card, wire transfer or gift card, you should be wary. >> if the offer sounds too good to be true, it is likely a scam. kenneth craig, cbs news, new
to learn about scams in your area, use scam firstname.lastname@example.org/scam chapter. of the day. jackie cisco. she is a mother of six and was nominated by her granddaughter, taylor. taylor tells us that her grandmother is one of the strongest people that she knows and says we are thankful to have her in our lives and we love her for all that she does to keep our family together. congratulations, jackie. if you would like to nominate a mom for mom of the day, click on the better to send your nominations. today's word of the day is still the for us. it is an adjective and means having or abounding with stars. efrain, we might say that the milky way is still a for us. we're going to help you
collard greens, black-eyed peas. bobby, thank you for joining us. we were just talking about what this means. what the smell means because there is a meeting behind the mail. it's not just because somebody wants to go and have some collard greens. >> is a southern tradition. so pork chop is for wealth. the collard greens are for folding money. and the black- eyed peas are either points are wishes. cornbread is the color of gold so it is to get your new year's off right. >> i guess the idea is that if you have this mail on new year's day, 2016 will be full of prosperity and wealth and all good things. so, you guys are serving thousands of meals. >> this has turned into the biggest day for us. and every restaurant would be packed. and if people want to, they can
it is worth the chance for good luck. we need all of the help we can get. so i think it is a great way to start the year off right. >> we were just talking about cooking collard greens. how do you guys do it? >> we have industrial fans to get the smell out. it is not a pleasant smell when you get fresh collard greens. they grow them for us and we try to use everything we can, locally. >> that is probably another good thing. you are buying local. you are serving to local people. you are eating local when you go to visits thicket -- lizards thicket. >> we often -- we open for
but it's really not that busy. but we start serving lunch at 11 o'clock and we will serve continuously until 9 o'clock at night. >> do take reservations? >> know, just kind of first- come, first-served. okay. we won't run out. >> how much do you cook? >> it is incredible. last year we sold over 10,000 orders of black-eyed peas. and if you cook them, they start big. probably 6 to 8000 porkchops. >> so you really have to stock up. >> if you don't like colors, you can need a cabbage. in the leafy vegetable means money.>> so you don't have to give effect good luck. all right. thank you so much. >> we appreciate the explanation of the good mail of the first day of the year. we will toss it over to a from
of the day. >> after bobby brings that great food here, i am thinking forget about breakfast. right now, we are dealing with a lot of storms this morning. we had a lot of thunderstorms, nonsevere, moving through. all of that is moving out to the east. or development to the southern portions of the state moving into the southwest part of the low country. most of the central midlands are clear. the far eastern portions with light to moderate rainfall but we are still under a flood watch. discovers pretty much all of our communities. all the way to the upside to this is in effect all the way until tomorrow morning at 7 pm -- 7 am. we're sitting at 71 in orangeburg. columbia at 70.
the cold front that was trying to move through yesterday has stalled out so the stationary front has been allowing a lot of moisture to be pulled in because of it. the computer model shows a very big depiction of moderate rainfall throughout the morning. but to the north, a lot of heavy rainfall is expected and that will continue into the upstate as well as into the central portions of the midlands by tonight, a little bit of clearing. all over again. at midnight tonight, south of i 20 and upwards of about three quarters of an inch of rain. in the upstate, 1.75 inches of rainfall by midnight. highs today will be in the lower to middle 70s. 70 and wadesboro. 74 in sumter. a high of 75 in orangeburg. during columbia, 100% chance of rain. a couple of thunderstorms could develop.
overnight tonight, we will continue with more rainfall and a low of 64. our lows will generally be in the low to mid 60s. 63 in saint matthews. a little bit cooler in salida. 60 in newberry. as we get ready for a hot new year's eve in downtown, a very slight chance for rain but it will be monkey and it will be mild. 52 degrees by midnight and the rain, the clouds, it's always gonzo. if you six new year's day. it will be mostly cloudy but a lot of sunshine will return to the weekend's temperatures getting to the lower to mid 50s but the lows are back down into the 30s and by tuesday morning, 31 degrees, very cold and lots of sunshine with a high of 54 make sure you get back here right after the break as we are going to be looking -- let me look at the traffickers. getting ahead of myself. i 26 and -- between piney grove
it is free. but of course, like last year, if you don't want to go, and you can watch it from the comfort of your own home. they will be broadcasting the event live from 11 to 30 until eight until 8 pm -- from 11:30 until 8 pm. the university will have volunteers at all of the entrances collecting nonperishable donations that will go to harvest hope and monetary donations for the flood relief fund. there is still time for people to sign up to be volunteers. the details are on our website, wltx.com. we here at news 19 are sponsoring a new year,blood drive from 10 am until 3 pm at salsa rita's on lexington.
to encourage -- wants to encourage you to think but for -- before getting behind the wheel if you have been drinking. it is important to line up a designated driver before the big night as alcohol related crashes are the cause of most of the fatalities in south carolina. >> we will have trippers and place. if you plan to go out and have a few drinks, be prepared to go to jail. -- and drive, be prepared to go to jail. >> fisher, there have been 942 fatalities on south carolina roads. >> thousands are gearing up for a new year celebration in times square in new york city. check out how the organizers are preparing to bring in 2016. several people through confetti from the hard rock cafe as part of the annual confetti test. on the day of the big ball drop, there will be one kind of
of new york city, if you want to celebrate the new year at the olive garden in times square, you will have to shell out $400 per person. it is all about location. but that is a lot of dough and it does not include the bed sticks. the new year's eve party does include a dj, open bar and a buffet meal. if you're hoping to watch the
for waking up with news 19 this morning. i am mary sturgill. your time is 6:30. any of you are waking up and getting ready to head out the door to another rainy day. a look at what we can expect for today. we have already had a first wave of rain that came through this morning through parts of central and northern midlands. pushing off to the east. more development is starting to build up. a lot of that rain will be continuing. there's a very heavy concentration. the western portions of orange county. temperatures are very warm right now. 71 in columbia. a little cooler in newberry. during columbia, it is very muggy out there.
calm. 100% chance of rain later this morning. a high of 74 degrees. down to 60 tonight with continuing showers. we are likely to have more rain coming through with a high of 70 degrees. >> let's check on the traffic conditions. a lot of us are heading out the door and we will be dealing with some very wet roadways. take a look at i 20 e. traffic has been picking up but it has been moving rather slowly and cautiously because of the wet roadways. down to the southeast, no issues. i 77 to defined street. -- to bind straight. -- find -- we will take a look at your 7-day forecast coming up in just a few minutes. looking at your usa today
are bracing for historic floods. the rare winter deluge hit hard. forecasters say the mississippi and major rivers will crest beginning tomorrow. the so-called affluenza teen and his mother are expected to be deported to the us from mexico today. they were arrested on monday, two weeks after the 18-year-old missed a meeting with his probation officer. he was sentenced to just 10 years probation. following a drunk driving crash that killed four people. tensions remain high in ohio after a grand jury failed to indict two officers in the fatal shooting of tamir rice. protesters marched in downtown cleveland yesterday for several hours calling for justice. timothy lohman and his partner
both could possibly face civil rights charges. a fugitive from north carolina has been arrested. 71-year-old james edward cold. he has been on the run for almost 30 years. records show he had escaped a north carolina prison on june 23, 1986. he was convicted in april 1984 on two counts of receiving stolen goods. he would have been released on november 1989. he was arrested sunday for stealing jewelry from a flea market. he was denied bond and will be extradited back to north carolina. a new bill at the statehouse would give harsher penalties for harming or killing a dog or a horse. used by law enforcement. the dog -- the bill is called
the bill would raise the fined up to $20,000 and require the violator to repay the cost of replacing the expensive animals. it would also come with a mandatory sentence of two years. under the current law, the offense is a misdemeanor. new details this morning. in the case where more than 100 animals had to be taken from a north charleston home. the smell of the urine inside that house was so strong that a deputy found it almost impossible to breathe. that sam reporters said there was species scattered around the house. no charges have been filed so far but the ceo of the charleston animal society once the owner of the animals to be prosecuted so that she can be forced to undergo treatment and be banned from owning animals. >> unfortunately, besides the
deplorable conditions, this is a known repeat offender. don't have that many animals because it is a state -- it is against a state law. with more than 100 animals removed, it is one of the largest animal rescues and charleston county the shelter says the animals will be ready for adoption in about a week. they will be posted on the group's website. you may also donate to help them out. turning to politics. george pataki is dropping out of the presidential race. he made national headlines while governor during the september 11 attacks. the originally announced his run in may of last year. the former governor has never made it onto a main debate
funds. a couple of candidates still in the race. donald trump will be back in the palmetto state today. he will be at hilton head hosting a meet and greet at the westin starting at 11 am and is free to the public. >> the former florida governor is hosting a meet and greet of his own tonight in the midland. that will be held at hudson smokehouse barbecue on sunset boulevard at 6:30 this evening. we are on your side this morning with the recall you need to know about. take your cabinets because if you have martha stewart cookware, macy's is recalling to frying pans after metal discs popped off causing bruises, burns and whelps. -- welts. the 10 piece stainless still cookware set. you should return them to macy's for credit. even though christmas just past, there is already talk about possible hot gifts for next year.
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midlands now, the midlands most accurate forecast. welcome back to news 19. the time is 6:42 and a lot of us got woke up by rumbles of thunder as a few thunderstorms move in. right now, the rain intensity has lessened up. at least, a lot of the rainfall is pushing out to the midlands. more rain and have bands of rain fall. moving through parts of eastern aiken county into western portions of orangeburg county and it is still mild and muggy.
manning at 68. the whole setup, this cold front has now gone stationary. well into the deep south. a lot of moisture pushing through into our neck of the words and we will be expecting a lot of rain today. between now and midnight, we have expectations up under an inch of rain. to the west, upwards of an inch and three quarters of rainfall. we will continue 100% chance of rain all throughout the day into the evening. overnight tonight, lows in the 60s. we continue rain showers. the rain will finally continue to push out tomorrow. a good chance of rain for new year's day. by new year's day, and right after that, not only are the skies going to clear out the the temperatures are going to tank.
by sunday morning, 32 degrees is possible but we will have a lot of sunshine. as we get ready to beat the traffic, you need to give yourself a lot of extra time. take a look at i 20 over exit 72. traffic has been picking up but people are driving a little slow because don't be surprised if you see some ponding on the roadways. further south, 321, not too bad in both directions as you have from the split all the way of july 26. if you're commuting from the villages of san juan -- sandhill, from i 22 277, 14 minutes. it is wednesday -- from i 22 over to 277, 14 minutes. you cannot say hello without looking at his beautiful face. samson is looking to go to your permanent home to be part of your family. he has been neutered, has his shots and is even microchipped. he has been taught how to sit
the president has declared all the midland counties for disaster. the money would cover losses not taken care of by your insurance. if you have our deregistered, you don't need to reapply. >> the original extension was requested by the governor of the state. and we honor that request. that took the 30 day extension deadline to january 3. however, since january 3 falls on a sunday, fema has extended that registration period to midnight on january 4, monday. just to accommodate those who want to register. and faith- based plans on sunday. if you do still need to register, we have that link on our website on wltx.com . speaking of flood recovery, hundreds of volunteers have come together to get homeowners back on their feet following
home repairs from mold removal to completely gutting a place for taking a place through a three-day home build. many people did not know the extent of the damage done. >> there's a lot of families and homeowners who did not realize that their home was damaged. they did not realize the extent of the moisture and their house and that they were going to end up with a mold problem. i think our community is learning quickly comments damage can happen. home works and the st. bernard project raised more than $3000. check out the story on wltx.com . coming up on his 19 this morning, how you can have some fun and start up new year with some good karma. i am
and her whirlwind year on your side, you are watching news 19 , wltx that thank you for waking up with us news 19 this morning. it is december 30. the time is 6:54. is get your top stories. breaking news right now, richland county deputies have confirmed one person is dead after their vehicle collided. it happened before 5 am on winter lake boulevard. we will continue to follow the story and bring you the latest updates on-air and online on wltx.com great news to follow up on.
you over the weekend. the columbia couple that has been searching for their handicap and says they now have it back. they say columbia city police founded around 5 o'clock last night. robert mccarty who is a quadriplegic has used the specially tailored van to get to work every day. police say they found it and then apartment neighborhood on broad river road. sumpter police are looking for three suspects in connection to an attempted murder. henry dingle, kevin dwayne smith and william span. police say they think the three of them deliberately crashed vehicles. you're asked to call crimestoppers if you have any information. >> you are also asked to call crimestoppers if you know the suspect in this video. richland county deputies say back on december 14, the suspect look into the a.m. p.m. food mart on parkman road and stole about $7000 with the
again, that number is 1-888-once . harold pratt appeared in an orangeburg county courthouse yesterday. deputies say he and the victim were involved in an argument before she disappeared around christmas. investigators found her body in a waterway off of highway 53. she has been charged with murder a fugitive has been arrested in surfside beach. the 71-year-old has been on the run for almost 30 years. records show he had escaped a north carolina prison on june 23 back in 1986. he was arrested on sunday for stealing jewelry from a flea market. he was denied bond and will be extradited back to north carolina.>> we are just a day away from columbia's famously
grammy award-winning artist, lauren hills, is headlining this year's event. it is in downtown columbia and free. you can also watch it from the comfort of your home on 19 from 12:30 a.m. from 12:30 a.m. you might want to bring a canned food item with you. university will have volunteers at all of the entrances to the party and will be collecting nonperishable food donations. and monetary donations for the one fc flood relief fund. girlfriend and join us today. news 19 is sponsoring -- grab a friend and join us today at salsa red is in lexington on sunset boulevard. all donors will receive a free lunch coupon along with a red cross functionally -- longsleeved shirt.
toss it over to air from. we are looking at a slow- moving i 26 eastbound as you approach painted burro road. -- pettigrew road. no incidents reported. give yourself some extra time. it is muggy out there. temperatures at 71 from lexington. cooler in manning at 68 degrees and the radar shows a lot more rain coming in. persons of aiken county into the western half of orangeburg county moving into calhoun and light falling into southern portions of sumter county. we do have a flash flood watch and flood watch in effect until tomorrow morning at 7 am. this area of low pressure has been pulling a lot of moisture and we can be expecting a lot
100% chance of showers. overnight tonight, 64 degrees with continuing showers. five midnight, a slight chance of a sprinkle. mild and buggy. 52 degrees for new year's eve. get ready for new year's day with mostly cloudy skies at 56. 53 on saturday. lots of sunshine this weekend. temperatures start to get into the lower 30s with sunshine on monday and tuesday. 54 on monday and 54 by tuesday. >> i love the idea that those percentages keep going down and down for new year's eve. maybe by the end of the day, -- [ laughter ] >> that doesn't for us this morning.