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3 3 the restaurant owner accused of murering his wife''s lover on valentine's day will have a bond court hearing today. 49-year-old greg leon is charged with murder in the death of arturo bravo.it all happened sunday night at the park and ride on riverchase way in lexington county. according to the warrant for his arrest...leon opened the door of a bravo's vehicle then shot and killed the man. investigators say he also attempted to murder his wife who was also in the car...but the bullets missed her.he's currently at at the lexington county jail.2 year's ago leon was in involved in the public corruption investigation in lexington county. he got probation and a fine, but no jail time, because prosecutors said he was helpful in the jimmy metts. 3 a lexington county deputy is recovering in the hospital this morning after being in a car accident with two other deputies. it happened on platt springs road late wednesday night. news 19 janae frazier has the latest. 3 *nats of cars* cars zoom by debris on platt springs road residents walk by orange
lexington county deputy cars took place karen brown/ resident2:13 we were just getting ready for bed and just heard a lot of sirens, a lot of them so we knew something was happening.- *dissolve///nats of sirens** two deputies and a reserve deputy were responding to a call of a burglary around 9 wednesday night....when they crashed into each other on platt springs road near old orangeburg road. george morton: h it was terrible." george morton lives nearby and heard a huge bang wednesday night and walked to the scene filled with blue lights george morton: i seen this one cop car squished in in the front, airbags exploded every where, debris all over the highway, swung all the way up to the red light up here and i walked down to see the other car, and that about what happened, i mean it was just terrible. my first thoughts was, i sure hope the guys were doing alright, i hope they didn get hurt bad.all three were taken to the hospital with non-life- threatening injuries. two have been released and one is still recovering in the hospital and is expected to recover morton:"i was praying for them all the way." captain adam myrick of the lexington county sheriff's office says specific details are being withheld as state highway patrol conducts their investigation adam myrick: "sometimes it a risky these officers last night found that out firsthand 17:30 we e just so glad that they e doing well, recuperating on their way to recovery. 17:37
3 3 lexington county councilman bobby keisler is inviting the community to a join him at the park to pray for the deputies hurt in the car accident wednesday night. the prayer ceremony will be held tonight at 6:30 at the park on nazareth road in red bank. 3 3 a plan to fix south carolina roads ... is being "blocked" in the state senate. beaufort senator tom davis ... is filibustering the bill again. lawmakers ended the year last june the same way. the plan would raise the gas tax by 12-cents a gallon ... over three years ... to raise more money for roads. but senator davis says there's no need for a tax increase. 3 "we can take care of our roads
from the politically- influenced way in which decisions are made on how to spend that money." he's referring to the state's 1- point-3 billion dollar surplus. other senators say ... that money is needed for "other" things ... like fixing schools. the senate's republican leader ... says there's no way they'll pass a roads plan ... for at least several weeks. 3 the historic october flood brought our communities together... and perhaps there is no place that shows that more than in sumter county... as news 19's mary sturgill reports... the sumter fire department says there is no way they could have rescued more than 300 people without the help of people like you...the national guard...and lots of borrowed boats. 3 "nat sound of helicopter" "vehcile crossing over the dam was swept away and you could not even see the person. " that was on lakewood drive in sumter county on october 4th. captain richie brogdon tells news 19 his crew had never experienced anything like this before... -they e also never trained for anything like this before- but they tied off... and tried to wade out to reach the trapped person... "eventually when all else failed, we ended up calling in the national
with a helicopter and did an ariel rescue. ">... for the sumter fire department... more than 300 other rescues followed... in a 72 hour period... they might not have been quite as harrowing... but just as important. leuitenent jeffrey shirley recounts how the community came together to help them. "we were taking people out of their houses and putting them into dump trucks to take them to the dot building and from there they were taken to the high school. " one incident inparticular stood out to him. "dot brought a big back hoe a four wheel steer back hoe and he brought it in there and we wrapped the lady up. she was in her late 80's we wrapped her up in blankets and put her in the bucket and drove her the three blocks to the dot building and put her in a van. " and in the covington area... like all over the county... captain kevin ray says they had the help of borrowed remove people from sumter health and rehab. "we had almost 80 people that we had to move and all of those were wheel chair and bed ridden. " ken riggs thought his family was safe.. until a local dam suddenly gave way... "its pitch black and we heard the rushing of the water. and with the second rush we just got frightened. " "my biggest fear was that the foundation was going to give away and that the foundation was going to collapse on us. " "with a boat to our front you not the to their collar they had they were walking. " darlene hilditch had just beaten cancer when the flood hit in october... and the rising water trapped her in her home too. "i jsut want to say thank you really because i don't know what i would have done if they hadn't come along " "the potential for casualties was tremendous. " but luckily... there were no casualties in sumter county... "everyone was so kind that day it was like you had angels out
3 the sumter fire department did not have swift water training before the flood but they tell us there will be getting that and boat rescue in the coming weeks. mrs. hilditch had to live with a friend until recently and the riggs family is getting back into their home... this weekend. 3 3 the second annual eliza bowl fundraiser will celebrate raising three 3 million dollars tonight the eliza bowl raises funds for the cure sanfilippo fofodation. this year's event will be at leaside in columbia at 6:30. there will be food, entertainment and a silent auction. tickets are available for $50 a person. 3 this morning newberry college will host its three on three basketball tournament over 100 athletes will
benefit special olympics.first tipoff will begin in eleazer arena on college street at ten thirty the event is free and open to the public. 3 3 a turbeeville boy is looking forward to being able to finally write with his dominant hand thanks to a midlands college. born without a right hand, connor morgan's family says he's always learned to adapt --- now, he won't have to.news 19's colby gallagher has the story. 3 nat: scissors cut. "alright!" gary morgan: "we take those things for granted. every day when we get up and we're able to do those sorts of things, but to see your son do it for the first time, as commonplace as it may be, it was kind of emotional."at 13-years-old, connor morgan gave his mom a right-handed greeting for the first time as his father, gary, watched on. nat: "it's really cool."morgan had no idea a middle-school trip to central carolina technical college two weeks ago would end in him becoming the latest project for david tuders and rick lavergne. connor morgan: "i came here to learn about 3d printing and stuff, and they called me out and said they were working on my hand." rick lavergne: "they had been been trying to get someone to do this for them for quite a while and when they done anything challenge and wanted to help david tuders: first, but now process, we challenge.
technology print the pieces and only took one moment for room to realize their lives had connor mogan: "i feel great, now i can trees and stuff better!" gary morgan: "there's always that, especially when you're a teenager, of feeling different. this gives him an opportunity to not feel so different and that's satisfying, it's very satisfying." rick lavergne: "it was probably one of the greatest projects we've ever done."colby gallagher news19
3 3 gary says it's actually scary to think of what connor may be able to do now because having one hand hasn't hindered him. connor and his family went straight from the fitting to 3 show off his 3 new hand to his friends.chat 3 we're just getting started here on news 19 this morning... a robber meets his match-- the customer who took down a crook with a few right hooks. 3 but first, weathering the storm... how you can protect your family with a weather radio.
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3 in florida.... a would be armed robber met his
match when he came up against a trained boxer on valentines day at a walgreens store . a man came into the store to rob the pharmacy... unfortunately for him, david west was there visiting his girlfriend at work.west has two state boxing titles, and had no trouble taking down the crook.after a punch or two to the face, west
3 3 a cute story now about a little's sister love for her big brother. abby stout is in kindergarten. for her birthday recently -- she got a hamster and some birthday cash. she knew how bad her big brother wanted a hamster though. so she used that birthday money -- to buy him one too. during the big reveal -- both kids were overcome
3 3 last month facebook ceo mark zuckerberg responded to a comment from a grandmother who wrote that she tells her granddaughters to "date the nerd in school" because he might turn out to be the next zuckerberg.he wrote back saying "even better would be to encourage them to *be* the nerd in their school so they can be the next successful inventor,".the comment soon became a ntra on facebook's california campus, which is plastered with motivational
3 3 president obama and first lady, michelle, pay their respects to antonin scalia -- as his body lies in repose at the supreme court.the 79-year-old supreme court justice died of natural causes over the weekend...during a hunting trip to texas. scalia's death has sparked a fierce debate in washington and on the campaign trail...over who should replace him. his funeral is set for saturday. 3 3 the first in the south republican primary is tomorrow and the gop candidates are doing one last push for votes by traveling across the state jeb bush will hold met and
first lady barbara bush in spartanburg and greenville. at 9am he'll be at the wade restuarant and then at the the kroc community center at noon. tonight bush will then head to central for a rally at the d- w daniel high school.. 3 ohio governor john kasich will be in columbia at 10am for a town hall. that's being held at the hall at senate's end located on senate street. then he'll head to conway for a horry county town hall at the horry georgetown techinal college. 3 marco rubio has a busy day today with campaign events. he'll be in columbia first for a town hall at 9 am at the marriott hotel on hampton street. rubio will then head to pawley's island followed by hilton head .in the afternoon he'll be in north charleston for a rally and then will head to the upstate for a rally in clemson at the madren conference center pavillion. that's taking place at 7:30 tonight. 3 there's also word that an illinois judge will hear
cruz is eligible to run for president.cruz was born in canada....and his mother is an american citizen.the eligibility question has been an issue in the campaign.so far there's no comment from cruz. 3 donald trump still has a big lead in the polls as we head into tomorrow's republican primary.last night trump along with governors john kasich and jeb bush sat down with voters during a cnn thomas has more on how the
3 south carolina doesn't have early voting but for those who can't make it to the polls on saturday... there's absentee votingnews19's sonia gutierrez explains the process. 3 ***nats of door***hundreds of people have come by these doors...***nats "thank you for coming"***to cast their vote for the primary elections"it was my civic responsibility to come and do what i know i need to do"andrea fleming added herself to the record breaking absentee votesmore than 50 thousand ballots have been returned and that for both primaries"spokesperson for the state election commission, chris whitmire says the percentage of absentee voters in every election continues to rise***nats of people voting*** but what motivates people to come in early? "the candidates, the campaigns, the political parties have all been pushing absentee voting very hard over that time frame" that coupled with the fact that both our neighboring states have early voting and we dont..."naturally south carolina says hey i want to go vote early too, i going to go down to my election office and tell them i here to vote early too"so they cast an absentee ballot. "we would expect somewhere in the range of half the voters, voting on saturday we hope there more" the republican primary is on saturday and 33 thousand people have already voted for it.the democratic primary is in a week and 14 thousand people have already voted for that one. "if you want to vote absentee, if you already have your ballot you need to give it back to the county elections office, if you haven done it yet, you can vote on saturday, you need to vote on friday you e going to have to go down to the county elections office and vote absentee in person" "it something that we do and take pride in because we know that sacrifices were made so that
to know for the first in the south primary. just head to our website ... w-l-t-x dot com ... and click on sc primaries:full coverage under headlines. 3 3 in richland county....the search continues this morning for a man wanted for shooting a man back in december. deputies say on december 26....19 year old yakiem breeland shot a man at the circle k gas station in the 4300 block of hardscrabble road.the victim is out of the hospital and recovering. if you know where breeland is ....you're asked to call crimestoppers at 1-triple- crime-sc. 3 also out of richland county...deputies say a woman was killed by her estranged husband at an apartment complex. it hapepned at the carriage house apartment on amsterdam drive in columbia. deputies say they went to the apartment after no on came to pick up the couple's six year old child from school. when
the door. once inside the officers say the found the bodies of 34-year old stephanie wallace and 32-year old keith wallace. investigators say they believe the husband shot the wife and then himself. they say they are still trying to determine what led up the deaths. 3 we're on your side helping you stay safe before and after the storm. how you can get a weather radio. plus, country music's big night-- the nominees are in for the academy of country music awards.we have the list. 3 a big night for the usc womens basketball team....reggie anderson will tell us what coveted title they have earned and what it means...in your
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minnie's doorway to magic will take place at seven.tickets start at twenty dollars
online at ticketmaster dot com or in person at the box officethe performance will cast twenty five disney favorites including goofy, cinderella, tinkerbell and rapunzel. 3 a cbs journalist makes an appearance on "madame secretary.. and the academy of country music awards announces its song of the year nominees. suzanne marques has those stories and more in today's eye on entertainment.
3 3 if you plan on staying in tonight..here's a look at what's coming on wltx later... starting at 8 it's the amazing race followed by hawaii five-o at 9. then at 10 it's blue bloods and be sure to stick around for all your weather, news, and sports with news19 at 11. 3 coming up at 6 oclock on news19 this morningan update on the three deptuies involved
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3 the sun and warmer temperatures are expected to be back today just in time for the weekend. the sun and warmer temperatures are expected to be back today just in time for the weekend. good morning, thank you for waking up with us here on news 19 this morning, friday f ebruary 19, i am deon guillory. >> and i am savannah levins, it's going to feel like spring this weekend. a cool start to your morning,