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everyone. good morninincolumbia. thanks for joining us. i'm crysty vaughan. and i'm rochelle dean. we're live from main and gervais. the time's now 5:00. it's a rainy start to your tuesday morning so you'll want to grab an umbrella before you head out the door... yeah... but the good news... it's still really warm outside so you won't have to worry about bundling up. for more on what you can expect in today's forecast... lets turn things
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kennedy. we want to 33 give you a quick traffic update as you head out and about this morning.and good news at the top of the hour... there are no incident to report in or around the capital city... but as always... we will keep our eyes on the road and update you if anything pops up for your morning commute. a-b-c columbia wants to help you jump start your day. we have a quick rundown of your top morning headlines. so, let's get started. we're starting this morning with the latest on a holiday weekend marred by violence. we're learning the name of the man who was shot and killed over the weekend in eastover.
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keith pruitt died of a gunshot wound to the upper body. officials say 48-year-old mark volstromer is facing murder charges in that case. authorities say the shooting was a result of a long standing dispute between the victim and volstromer's family. on sunday, volstromer's wife was outside when the victim got out of his truck and they exchanged words. officials say during thisis disagreement... volstromer came out of the house and fired on the victim, killing him. this morning... the richland county sheriff's department is still investigating two more weekend shootings. that's right. officials say one man was taken to the hospital after a shooting off hard scrabble road. and hours earlier... deputies responded to a shooting during a house party on bridgecreek drive. according to lieutenant curtis wilson... an increase in crime
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season. 33 investigators are still looking for information on the bridgecreek road and hard scrabble road shootings. if you have any information, call crimestoppers... at one- triple-eight-crime-s-c. in orangeburg county... a man is facing murder charges... after the discovery of the body of a holly hill woman... missing since christmas day. deputies say the body of 38- year-old loretta brunch was found in local waterway about five miles south of holly hill, off highway 4-53. investigators believe she was shot to death. 45-year-old harold pratt is charged in her murder. investigators say pratatand brunch got iio some sort of argument, shortly before her disappearance. and deputies in kershaw county say a poorly secured go-cart landed two suspected burglars in custody. investigators say early sunday morning, drivers reported seeing the go- cart fall off a trailer behind a white pick up truck. when
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deputies caught up with the trucks occupants, jonathan byrd and annie phaneuf, they found several stolen a-t-v's and drugs. a man riding a lawnmower has died after being hit by a pick-up truck. investigators with the highway patrol say the crash happened just after eleven saturday night. troopers say the truck ran into the back of the lawnmower when both were traveling west on windsor creek road in orangeburg. the victim's identity has not yet been released. shifting gears this morning... the college football playoff is right around the corner and the clemson tigers have a shot at the national title. the team arrived in miami over the weekend... to prepare for its showdown with fourth-ranked oklahoma. quarterback dedeaun watson says this
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kind. a-b-c 33 columbia is your home for clemson college football playoff coverage. our mike gillespie is in miami. watch for his live reports this week ahead of the tigers' clash with oklahoma new year's eve. and our tim hill has much more on the match-up coming up in sports.33 still to 33 come... it's not all work and no play. what the clemson football team is up to off of the court.a very warm and rainy start to your tuesday. expect to see more rain and
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today here's a 33 quick look at stories that are making headlines across the country. tornadoes, snow and floods. it's a deadly mix of weather... and the storm system is still drifting across the u-s. a-b-c's
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shifting 33 gears to sports... it looks like the tigers have swapped their sneakers for flip flops. crysty tells us more. the countdown to college football's version of the final four continues for clemson. but it's not all business this week at the orange bowl for the tigers. tim hill has that and more in
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to win it. still to 33 come... santa may have forgotten something in your stocking. how you can add a furry friend to the family... and all for a bargain. stay with us.
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gervais. and very huggable. plus, he's already neutered and micro-chipped. if you'd like to give debussy a forever home or meet other pets up for adoption... you can stop by the shelter off humane lane and no better time than now to add a pet to your home because you're in for a deal... the columbia and lexington animal
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services are holding a "home for the holidays" adoption special for the month of december. adoption fees are only 40-dollars per pet. but you better hurry... because this offer ends this thursday. we're 33 what will be making later today. here's crysty vaughan with your "look ahead." christmas may be over.... but this season filled with the giving spirit doesn't appear to be coming to an end anytime soon. some fort jackson
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soldiers who were not able to make it back home for the holidays were treated to a christmas dinner with all the fixin's by "trudy's troops" last night... about 200 soldiers ate at "lady of the hills" catholic church in columbia. family members of the program's founder explain the meaning behind the name. 33 this is the 33 sixth year that 'trudy's troops' has supported fort jackson soldiers.still to 33 come... we're talking vote
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20-16... find out which presidential candidate is making their way right here to the palmetto state. stay with us. we're live from
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gallup's 33 annual survey release shows who is coming out as this years "most admired public figure" according to the survey... hillary clinton and president barack obama take that title... but they've got some company... donald trump. 13-percent of respondents picked clinton... and 17-percent picked obama. trump followed behind with the support of 5-percent of respondents. clinton has topped the list more frequently than any other woman in the history of the survey. and as the race to the white house continues... four republican presidential candidates are set to speak to new hampshire lawmakers in their final weeks of the state's primary campaign... donald trump, carly fiorina and jim gilmore will address the state house of representatives next thursday. john kasich will speak on january 20th. a c-n-n poll this month shows trump with 26-percent support in new hampshire... while the other three candidates are all in the single digits. pitching themselves to legislators is part of their last big push
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for momentum in the first in the nation primary state. and staying on the republican side of the spectrum... south carolina voters are getting another chance to hear donald trump's presidential pitch in person. trump will take part in a meet and greet in hilton head tomorrow. he also plans to speak at the winthrop coliseum next friday night starting at seven. the university has hosted several campaign events over the past several months... including the democratic candidate forum in november. the state's first in the south primary is in february. still to 33 come... crime is especially common during the holiday season... find out what officials are suggesting you do... to keep you and your loved ones safe. stay with
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gervais. good expect in today's forecast... lets turn things over to
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we want to 33 give you a quick traffic update as you head out and about this morning.and good news ... there are no incident to report in or around the capital city... but as always... we will keep our eyes on the road and update you if anything pops up for your morning commute. a-b-c
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lumbia wants to help you jump start your day. we have a quick rundown of your top morning headlines. so, let's get started. we're starting this morning with the latest on a holiday weekend marred by violence. we're learning the name of the man who was shot and killed over the weekend in eastover. officials say 62-year-old keith pruitt died of a gunshot wound to the upper body. officials say 48-year-old mark volstromer is facing murder charges in that case. authorities say the shooting was a result of a long standing dispute between the victim and volstromer's family. on sunday, volstromer's wife was outside when the victim got out of his truck and they exchanged words. officials say during this disagreement... volstromer came out of the house and fired on the victim, killing him. this morning... the richland county sheriff's department is still investigating two more weekend shootings. that's right. officials say one man was taken to the hospital after a shooting off hard scrabble road. and hours earlier... deputies responded to a shooting during a house party
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according to lieutenant curtis wilson... an increase in crime is typical of the holiday season. 33 investigators are still looking for information on the bridgecreek road and hard scrabble road shootings. if you have any information, call crimestoppers... at one- triple-eight-crime-s-c. in orangeburg county... a man is facing murder charges... after the discovery of the body of a holly hill woman... missing since christmas day. deputies sasathe body of 38- year-old loretta brunch was found in local waterway about five miles south of holly hill, off highway 4-53. investigators believe she was shot to death. 45-year-old harold pratt is charged in her murder. investigators say pratt and brunch got into some sort of argument, shortly before her disappearance.
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and deputies in kershaw county say a poorly secured go-cart landed two suspected burglars in custody. investigators say early sunday morning, drivers reported seeing the go- cart fall off a trailer behind a white pick up truck. when deputies caught up with the trucks occupants, jonathan byrd and annie phaneuf, they found several stolen a-t-v's and drugs. a man riding a lawnmower has died after being hit by a pick-up truck. investigators with the highway patrol say the crash happened just after eleven saturday night. troopers say the truck ran into the back of the lawnmower when both were traveling west on windsor creek road in orangeburg. the victim's identity has not yet been released. the newly elected columbia city council members are set to take office. that's right. at large councilman howard duvall... and district two councilman edward mcdowell will all take part in today's swearing-in ceremony. you'll recall they were the winners of last month's runoff
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election. district three councilman moe baddourah... will also take part in the ceremony. that's at city council chambers... today at 3:30. the countdown to 20-16 is on. and over at the state house... governor nikki haley is kicking off the new year by declaring january "south carolina interfaith harmony month." interfaith partners of south carolina" will be announcing the launch of the program. starting next month, many congregations plan to hold special events and services to mark the month. the announcement takes place in this morning at the state house rotunda... at 11:00. and we have a boil water advisory to pass along this morning that effects many west columbia residents. town officials say a relocation project means customers on more than 20 streets near leapheart road and mineral springs road could lose water between nine this morning and seven tonight. once water is restored, affected
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their water for one-minute before drinking or cooking. for a complete list of roads in the affected area... be sure to visit our website... a-b-c columbia-dot- com. still to 33 come... patience pays off. one photographer's hard work is making for a show in the sky for all to enjoy.a very warm and rainy start to your tuesday. expect to see more rain and even a thunderstorms
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gervais. things may good morning. topping "america's money" -- wall street going out for the wimper, the dow and s&p 500 are in negative territory for 2015.
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>> it would be the first time either ends the year in the red since the recession. the dow yesterday lost 24 points. s&p 5004 1/2 and nasdaq, 7.5. whole foods is paying a fine. the grocery chain is paying $500,000 >> it's also expanding policies to prevent mislabeling and incorrect pricing. and maybe you should put your money in leg goes, the popular building blocks have increased in value 12% each year since 2000. >> amazing. gold on the other hand just missed 10%. only for lego sets that have never been opened. that's "america's money." right when you feel a cold sore, abreva can heal it in as few as two and a half days when used at the first sign.
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33 be overcast and muggy in our forecast today... but we're still bringing you some vibrant colors of the sky this morning... yeah... take a look at this time lapse of thousands of pictures of night skies. google analyst... sriram murali... spent about 40 hours taking these pictures through a two month span. almost all the images are taken in the u-s... but some were taken in kenya... and who doesn't love the colors the sun brings to the
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now 33 going to turn our attention to your health. rochelle dean has a look at what is making headlines in the medical community. here's a chance to start the new year off by saving a life. officials with the red cross say they usually see a drop in donations this time of year... and need all the help they can get. donors of all types are needed...espe cially those with types a-b and oh blood...as well as types b-negative and a- negative. donors can give blood today through thursday at the red cross right off of bull street... as a part of a statewide blood drive... held in memory of victims of traffic collisions. and for those of you trying to get "fit" for the new year... here's something you may want to check out. the "fitbit" app. it was the most downloaded app on christmas day... and is a sure sign that many people couldn't wait to set up their fitness- tracking devices after unwrapping thehe the fitbit app is set up to keep you healthy by logging your
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food consumption... recording workouts... connecting you with friends and family... and more. and another hot- item on those christmas wish lists this year.... hover- boards... but they don't really hover... and apparently neither do the riders. according to the consumer product safety commission... there were 70 reported hover board-related emergency room visits over the holidays. most of the incidents involved falls and collisions. the trend even sparked the hash-tag "hoverboard-fail" on social media... with postings of embarrassing videos of the spills. still to come... christmas day may be over.... but the hustle and bustle of the stores has yet to cease. .a very warm and raininstart to your tuesday. expect to see more rain and even a thunderstorms later today. more details next.we are live
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if santa 33 missed the mark this year... you may find yourself facing the post-christmas return-rush at the stores. mary molony
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in mind. some 33 poorly planned advertisements are landing a pop star in hot water. crysty tells us more. that's right rochelle. it may be a little too late for justin bieber to say "sorry" in san francisco. the city is cracking down on some graffiti spray painted on sidewalks... promoting bieber's new album "purpose." the graffiti artists appear to have used permanent spray, so even rain mamanot wash them away. officials are now demanding bieber's record label's full cooperation in tracking down who is
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some sad news to report this morning. basketball great meadowlark lemon... ...who entertained millions as a long-time member of the harlem globetrotters, has died. his family says lemon died sunday in scottsdale, arizona. lemon joined the globetrotters in 19-54 and played with them for 24-seasons. his knack for basketball trickery and on-court joking made the globetrotters celebrities, and global ambassadors. he also became a t-v personality, starring in a globetrotters' cartoon series and appearing on the ed sullivan show and in many national commercials. lemon later served as an ordained minister and motivational speaker. he was inducted into the basketball hall of fame in 2003. meadowlark lemon was 83. and another passing to report... ian "lemmy" kilmister... the motorhead frontman... has died. his agents says kilmister
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yesterday in los angeles. known simply as "lemmy" to most... he was respected and revered as a rock master and innovator. he spent four decades in motorhead... best known for their 19-80 anthem "ace of spades." he was 70- years old. we have more good morning columbia still to come... including
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history." let's check 33 out the day in history. -andrew johnson is born in 1808 -u.s. army massacres sioux at wounded knee in 1890-pat boone earns second number one hit with "april love" in 1957 today is... "still need to do day" and tick tock day... that's all 33 the time that we have for the first hour of good morning columbia. but we're coming right back. so be sure to
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from main and gervais. . captioning provided by caption associates, llc www.captionassociates.com. crysty: good morning, columbia. thank you for waking up with us on this tuesday morning. i'm crysty vaughan.
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>> rochelle: and i'm rochelle dean. we're live from main and gervais. the time's now 6:00. a. >> jonathan: it it's 73 right now, we should be in the mid-30s. as we look at the current conditions, itit is a little warm. looks like it will last through the rest of your december, we just have a few days left. the rain sticking around for us. the heat and humidity sticking around as well. 73 downtown. in columbia 72. orangeburg at 73. couple spots in the 60s but those spots 30 degrees above normal based on what we should
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winds from the south 10 to 15 miles a hour, wind shifting to the west pushing the rain on through. i notice the rain is more diminished state than earlier, we were seeing good showers off to the west but those are waning at the moment. i think we will see the rain out soon. if you don't encounter the rain you will encounter wet roadways, please be careful as you head out for the morning commute. we will see rain in and out. i think the rain will be mainly in the next hour and then we see it slow down much like yesterday, cloudy, maybe a little sun at times but not expecting a lot of sunshine today but a very warm forecast and we will stick with highs around 80 today. 76 tomorrow. good chance of rain in the forecast wednesday into thursday but i think by the time we get to the new year's eve festivities thursday night the rain should be moving out, nice
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and mild for us, that is good news if w we can get the rain out of here, maybe we can hang onto the warm area little longer but cooler for the weekend and numbers will be closer to normal this weekend but feeling colder. >> crysty: right because we're used to the 75 degrees. >> jonathan: we wake up and it will be 30, it will be a shock to the system. >> rochelle: we've seen everything, rain, fog. >> jonathan: tornado warning last week, everything all over the map. only thing we haven't seen is cold air and snow. maybe we canold off on the snow but maybe wintery weather wouldn't beo bad. crysty: we want to give you a quick traffic update as you head out and about this morning. >> rochelle: here are some trouble spots that you might encounter. the south carolina highway patrol is assisting a motorist on i-20. >> rochelle: this will be mile marker 56 in the westbound lanes. we will continue to keep our eyes on the road and update you as our morning commute
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continues. rochelle: : c columbia wants to help you jump start your day. >> crysty: we have a quick rundown of your top morning headlines. 're starting this morning with the latest on a holiday weekend marred by violence.. we're learning the name of the man who police say was shot and killed over the weekend in eastover. officials say 62-year-old keith pruitt died of a gunshot wound to the upper body. officials say 48-year-old mark volstromer is facing murder charges in that case. authorities say the shooting was a result of a long standing dispute between the victim and volstromer's family. on sunday, volstromer's wife was outside when the victim got out of his truck and they exchanged words. officials say during this disagreement volstromer came out of the house and fired on the victim, killing him. crysty: this morning the richland county sheriff's department is still investigating two more weekend shootings. >> rochelle: that's right. officials say one man was taken to the hospital after a shooting off hard scrabble road. and hours earlier deputies responded to a shooting during a house party on bridgecreek
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according to lieutenant curtis wilson, an increase in crime is typical of the holiday season. >> of course, this is the time of year, being the holidays, that a lot more alcohol is going to be used especially around new years and that's when we ask people to really vigilant as to where they're going to be going. watch your surroundings and things that could happen. >> rochelle: investigators are still looking for information on the bridgecreek road and hard scrabble road shootings. if you have any information on either shooting call crimestoppers at 1-888-crime-sc. rochelle: in orangeburg county a man is facing murder charges after the discovery of the body of a holly hill woman missing since christmas day. deputies say the body of 38-year-old loretta brunch was found in local waterway about fiveveiles south of holly hill, off highway 453. investigators believe she was shot to death. 45-year-old harold pratt is charged in her murder. investigators say pratt t d
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disappearance. rochelle: and deputies in kershaw county say a poorly secured go-cart landed two suspected burglars in custody. >> crysty: investigators say early sunday morning, drivers reported seeing the go-cart fall off a trailer behind a white pickup truck. when deputies caught up with the truck's occupants, jonathan byrd and annie phaneuf, they found several stolen atv's and drugs. crysty: a man riding a lawnmower has died after being hit by a pick-up truck. investigators with the highway patrol say the crash happened just after 11:00 saturday night. troopers say the truck ran into the back of the lawnmower when both were traveling west on windsor creek road in orangeburg. the victim's identity has not yet been released. crysty: turning to sports this morning, the college football playoff is right
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around the corner and the clemson tigers have a shot at the national title. >> rochelle: the team arrived in miami over the weekend to prepare for its showdown with fourth-ranked oklahoma. quarterback deshaun watson says this year's tiger team is one of a kind. >> we have a lot of play makers, the whole offense is the team. the offense makes us special. >> rochelle: abc columbia is your home for clemson college football playoff coverage. our mike gillespie is in miami. watch for his live reports this week ahead of the tigers' clash with oklahoma new year's eve. and our tim hill has much more on the match-up coming up in sports. crysty: still to come, it's not all work and no play for the tigers. >> rochelle: what the clemson football team is up to off of the field. >> jonathan: looking at more rain, a warm start to your tuesday, looking for near record high this afternoon. details what to expect, stay
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gervais. >> jonathan: don't expect to see rain consistently through the day. we will see highs around 80,
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65, more rain chances here and there, but looks like potentially rainy at times but a very warm forecast for our tuesday, rochelle. >> rochelle: thanks, jonathan. here's a quick look at stories that are making headlines across the country. residents in texas are busy cleaning up this morning after being pelted by twisters, snow and ice. officals say at least 11 people died in the tornadoes that swept through the dallas area. that brings the death toll from storms and floods to about four dozen in the last week. the severe storms have also made for a travel nightmare with more than 2800 flights across the u.s. canceled and about 4800 flights delayed so far due to the large storm system. rochelle: officials in cleveland are calling for calm. they're bracing for expected protest after a grand jury voted not to indict a white police officer for fatally shooting a black 12-year-old.
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a small group gathered outside the recreation center where tamir rice died. rice was playing with a pellet gun when someone called the police saying the gun might not be real but dispatchers didn't pass along that information. only after the shooting, did officers discover the gun was not real. rochelle: a missing texas teen serving probation for killing four people in a drunken-driving wreck is now in custody in mexico. 18-year-old ethan couch and his mother, tonya, were detained weeks after they disappeared after video surfaced online showing he may have violated his probation. at his trial couch's lawyers invoked what they called an "affluenza" defense saying he'd been coddled into irresponsibly by his rich parents. rochelle: shifting gears to sports, it looks like the tigers have swapped their sneakers for flip flops. crysty tells us more. >> crysty: the countdown to college football's superbowl, so to speak, continues for clemson. but it's not all business this week at the orange bowl for the tigers. tim hill has that and more in this morning's sports minute to
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win it. >> hitting the beach before preparations for the playoff against oklahoma, a team they beat big but you wouldn't know it from their running back. >> they are good defense but there are areas we can expose and i'm not going to say anything in particular on camera, i don't want to be disrespectful, but we will make sure we are ready. >> a former oklahoma defense coordinators with the tigers will see what they have to say about it. brandon mcmahanus wins, goes way left but the broncos win in overtime and clutch a clinch a spot in the playoffs.
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hope it gets your tuesday off to a good start. crysty: still to come, santa may have forgotten something in your stocking. how you can add a furry friend to the family and all for a bargain. >> jonathan: and right now a warm and rainy start to your tuesday, temperatures in the low 70s as you wake up today. high near 80, more record highs by this afternoon. details next, stay with us, we are live from main and gervais. >> don't tackle this new year's
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january 4th.33 welcome back. the time is
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rochelle: welcome back to good morning columbia, thanks for joining us on this tuesday morgue. your time now is 6:17. >> jonathan: let's take a bite out of your morning menu, sponsored by bojangles'. you've got a chance to start the new year with a new friend. meet debussy, the columbia animal shelter's pet of the week. he's a bernese mountain dog and is quietly affectionate and very huggable. plus, he's already neutered and micro-chipped. if you'd like to give debussy a forever home or meet other pets up for adoption you can stop by the shelter off humane lane. >> rochelle: and no better time than now to add a pet to your home because you're in for a deal. the columbia and lexington animal services are holding a "home for the holidays" adoption special for the month of december. it's almost up. adoption fees are only $40 per pet. but you better hurry because this offer ends this thursday. so, some offers on the table for some dogs and some deals. >> jonathan: yes. >> rochelle: and looks along with that will come some rain. >> jonathan: not the best
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dry parts to the day but there were rainy ones as well. we will see more today. not wash out but we are seeing rain right now, that will slow down very soon and likely see more rain this afternoon. another warm and humid day, lots of record highs with 80 degrees, two days away from the new year's, past christmas, it's 76 tomorrow and through thursday but then into the new year we will see a change up in the forecast and it's interesting how that laid out exactly like change the calendar, here's the new forecast and -- >> jonathan: perfect timing. >> rochelle: even though it's sunshine. the wears on you after the cloudy and rainy. >> rochelle: and muggy. when we were looking at chase choose et cetera, i'm glad we -- at massachusetts, i'm glad we aren't there with all the snow.
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rochelle: we're checking out what will be making headlines later today. >> jonathan: here's crysty vaughan with your "look ahead." good morning, crysty. >> crysty: christmas may be over but many people are still filled with the giving spirit. it doesn't appear to be coming to an end anytime soon. some fort jackson soldiers who were not able to make it back home for the holidays were treated to a christmas dinner with all the fixin's by "trudy's troops" last night. about 200 soldiers ate at lady of the hills catholic church in columbia. family members of the program's founder explain the meaning behind the name trudy's troops. >> my grandmother, her name is gertrude schoolio, and she was the backbone of this whole like dinner and it was her idea and we just had a lot of support with it. >> being here is almost like being with family. i get to know a lot of soldiers and they are going through almost the same thing i'm going through. >> crysty: this is the sixth
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year that "trudy's troops" has supported the fort jackson soldiers. and i know it's a welcome meal for the soldiers who weren't able to travel home for christmas. >> rochelle: nice home away from home. rochelle: still to come, we're talking vote 2016. find out which presidential candidate is making their way right here to the palmetto state. stay with us, we are live from main and gervais. hey there in today's "techbytes," get tz hacked may be the best thing that happened to ashley madison. >> specializing in arranging extramarital affairs. there are 4 million more members now. google is going to try again with its high-tech eye wear. >> google hasn't officially announced a new google glass. but they posted an image on
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33 annual survey >> crysty: welcome back to good morning column by a-your time it's 6:25. gallup's annual survey release shows who is coming out as this years "most admired public figure." according to the survey hillary clinton and president barack obama take that title but they've got some company -- donald trump. 13% of respondents picked clinton and 17% picked obama. trump followed behind with the support of 5% of respondents. clinton has topped the list more frequently than any other woman in the history of the survey. crysty: and speaking of clinton, as the race to the white house continues, four republican presidential candidates are set to speak to new hampshire lawmakers in their final weeks of the state's primary campaign. >> rochelle: donald trump, carly fiorina and jim gilmore will address the state house of representatives next thursday.
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john kasich will speak o o january 20th. a cnn poll this month shows trump with 26% support in new hampshire while the other three candidates are all in the single digits. pitching themselves to legislators is part of their last big push for momentum in the first in the nation primary state. rochelle: and staying on the republican side of the spectrum, south carolina voters are getting another chance to hear donald trump's presidential pitch in person. trump will take part in a meet and greet in hilton head tomorrow. he also plans to speak at the winthrop coliseum next friday night starting at 7:00. the university has hosted several campaign events over the past several months including the democratic candidate forum in november. the state's first in the south primary is right around the corner in februaua. >> crysty: we will see more and more candidates in the palmetto state. crysty: still to come, crime is especially common during the holiday season >> rochelle: find out what officials are suggesting you do
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to keep you and your loved ones safe.
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main and gervais. crysty: good morning,
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thank you so much for joiningson this tuesday morning. i'm crysty vaughan. >> rochelle: and i'm rochelle dean. we're live from main and gervais. your time is 6:30. >> crysty: if you are just waking up and hearing the pitter pat of rain on your roof, grab an umbrella. >> rochelle: but the good news is you don't need a coat. temperatures are pretty high for december, and i think they will follow that trend as we progress through the day. here's meteorologist jonathan kennedy with more. good mororng. >> jonathan: good morning. we are talking about the famously hot new year, looks likes the heat will stick around with us the next couple days. a warm start this morning and we are also seeing rain. the rain right now, relatively light at the moment, not seeing the heavy rain which is good news and we did see good downpours earlier, we have that moving on right now, likely see the rain chances, we will dial it back mid to late morning and
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get to more high heat and humidity. still warm, 73 as you are waking up and heading out. we are seeing that for much of the area, couple spots in the 60s, but all in all everybody way above normal. normal low 35, normal high in the 50s. that tells you how much we already are, already 20 degrees above normal and we aren't seeing the sun up yet. likely to see highs, record highs and breaking records today, our record high today is 78 and i think we probably hit 80 today. we hit 80 yesterday, i think more of the same comes today. wind out of the south 10 to 15, brings more warm air our way, more moisture and looking at rain breaking down for us, not a particularly impressive system. we have seen a tenth of an inch or so over the last 24 hours, most areas have seen some downpours. we've seen localized pockets,
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decent rain but all in all as a whole we haven't seen a lot of rain for most locations here. we're looking for the rain to be in and out today, pick up the rain chances again on wednesday but for the most part not really a big issue with the rain, hopefully over the next couple days. flood advisory for some locations. we saw a lot of rain late last week and continue with the rain every day. we are not seeing a lot each day but it adds up over time so we have a couple advisories out and about. 80 today, 76 tomorrow, good chance of rain as the front heads our way and we won't see the effects of the front until we get to the new year. a more january forecast coming our way but temperatures likely above normal as we cool down. >> crysty: and the rain through the new year. >> jonathan: i think new year's
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be slowing down if everything goes as planned. >> crysty: the big drop of the ball in new yorkrk and -- >> rochelle: fireworks here. >> crysty: i don't think we drop something here. >> rochelle: we have the fireworks up in the air, the opposite. thanks, jonathan. crysty: we want to give you a quick traffic update as you head out and about this morning. >> rochelle: here are some trouble spots that you might encounter. the south carolina highway patrol is working a collision with no injury on i-20. >> crysty: this will be mile marker 56 in the westbound lanes, so, of course, take extra care if you are headed that way and we will continue to keep our eyes on the road for you as you head out for that morning commute. rochelle: abc columbia wants to help you jump startrtour day. >> crysty: we have a quick rundown of your top morning headlines. we're starting this morning with the latest on a holiday weekend marred by violence. we're learning the name of the man who was shot and killed over the weekend in eastover. officials say 62-year-old keith
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to the upper body. officials say 48-year-old mark volstromer is facing murder charges in that case. authorities say the shooting was a result of a long standing dispute between the victim and volstromer's family. on sunday, police say volstromer's wife was outside when the victim got out of his truck and they exchanged words. officials say during this disagreement volstromer came out of the house and fired on the victim, killing him. crysty: this morning the richland county sheriff's department is investigating two more weekend shootings. >> rochelle: that's right. officials say one man was taken to the hospital after a shooting off hard scrabble road. and hours earlier deputies responded to a shooting at a house party on bridgecreek drive. according to lieutenant curtis wilson, an increase in crime is typical during the holiday season. >> of course, this is the time of year, being the holidays, that a lot more alcohol is going to be used, especially around new years and that's when we ask people to really vigilant as to where they're going to be going. watch your surroundings and
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things that could happen. >> rochelle: investigators are still looking for information on the bridgecreek road and hard scrabble road shootings. if you have any information on either shooting call crimestoppers at 1-888-crime-sc. rochelle: in orangeburg county a man is facing murder charges after the discovery of the body of a holly hill woman missing since christmas day. deputies say the body of 38-year-old loretta brunch was found in local waterway about five miles south of holly hill, off highway 453. investigators believe she was shot to death. 45-year-old harold pratt is charged in her murder. investigators say pratt and brunch got into some sort of argument shortly before her disappearance. rochelle: and deputies in kershaw county say a poorly secured go-cart landed two suspected burglars in custody. >> c csty: investigators say early sunday morning, drivers reported seeing the go-cart fall off a trailer behind a white pickup truck. when deputies caught up with the truck's occupants, jonathan byrd
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several stolen atv's and drugs. crysty: a man riding a lawnmower has died after being hit by a pick-up truck. investigators with the highway patrol say the crash happened just after 11:00 saturday night. troopers say the truck ran into the back of the lawnmower when both were traveling west on windsor creek road in orangeburg. the victim's identity has not yet been released. crysty: the newly elected columbia city council members are set to take office. >> rochelle: that's right. at large councilman howard duvall and district two councilman edward mcdowell will all take part in today's swearing-in ceremony. you'll recall they were the winners of last month's runoff election. district three councilman moe baddourah will also take part in the ceremony. that's at city council chambers today at 3:30. rochelle: and the countdown to 2016 is on. tick tock. and over at the state house governor nikki haley is kicking off the new year by declaring january "south carolina interfaith harmony month." >> crysty: interfaith partners
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announcing the launch of the program today. starting next month, many congregations plan to hold special events and services to mark the month. the announcement takes place this morning at the state house rotunda at 11:00. crysty: and we have a boil water advisory to pass along this morning that affects many west columbia residents. town officials say a relocation project means customers on more than 20 streets near leapheart road and mineral springs road could lose water between 9:00 this morning and 7:00 tonight. once water is restored, affected customers will need to boil their water for one-minute before drinking or cooking. this is due to construction in the area. for a complete list of roads in the affected area be sure to visit our website
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that will be 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. >> crysty: that's for most of the day. >> rochelle: that could be trying time for many. s crysty: still to come, step outside and it's hard to believe it's almost january. >> rochelle: but we're not the only ones experiencing some warm weather. >> jonathan: that's right, a warm and rainy start to our tuesday. temperatures in the 170s as you wake up. -- temperatures in the 170ss in the 170s as you wake up.
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s >> jonathan: 6:43 on your tuesday morning. it's warm, temperatures in the 70s. yes, the 70s. we will see a warm-up today even not expecting a lot of sunshine. we will see rain at times, we are seeing rain right now, it won't be rainy all day. 65 with more rain chances possible tonight. another warm forecast, if we hit 80, that will be a new record. our old record is 78. >> crysty: breaking lots of records. >> jonathan: breaking lots of records. >> crysty: we may think it's unseasonably warm here in the midlands but for the land down under their experiencing record breaking levels of heat. >> jonathan: yeah, australia was the hottest place on the earth yesterday as it recorded its warmest december day for three years. a time lapse of a popsicle melting along with graphics of children running through fountains to cool off are just a few of the scenes captured in the heat. this was the second hottest day
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reaching a blazing 113 degrees. >> crysty: wow! >> jonathan: you have to remember it's summer there. >> crysty: true, it's not december where we're at 80. >> jonathan: it's our winter but for them it's their summer, 113 is impressive. we've seen our share of 100-degree heat in summer but 80 in winter -- >> crysty: it's impressive. crysty: we're now going to turn our attention to your health. >> jonathan: rochelle dean has a look at what is making headlines in the medical community. good morning. >> rochelle: good morning, jonathan. good morning, crysty. asthma is a common problem for american children but studies are suggesting the rates of asthma in the united states may be changing with more here's abc's dr. timothy johnson. >> dr. johnson: children and inhalers, we started seeing them together a lot more in the 80s and 90s, when childhood asthma was on the rise. between 1980 and 1995, the number of kids with asthma doubled. since then, doctors have been working to reverse the trend. so, how are the asthma rates
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today? cdc researchers reviewed data from 2001-2013 finding that the overall number of children with asthma has gone down since the year 2000. for kids four years or younger, asthma rates are much lower than before, which is good news. for children living in poverty, however, asthma rates have increased. the same is true for children living in southern states, and for children in their teens. clearly there's still a long way to go in keeping asthma rates down across the board, but, with any luck, in coming years we'll all breathe a little easier. with this medical minute, i'm dr. timothy johnson. rochelle: still to come, don't throw those christmas trees out on the streets just yet. we've got a way for you to get rid of them and help the environment while you're at it. >> jonathan: and right now more rain and warmth for your tuesday. highs near 80 this afternoon but we might see a change in the forecast.
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main and gervais. >> jonathan: 6:47 on this tuesday morning, rain moving out. we will likely see a nice break from the rain but more rain possible throughout the day today. very warm, humid, so just about anything can stirrup some rain today. we will see a couple disturbances across the area, we will see the rain in the forecast through the next couple days.
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rain totals have been relatively low and we will stay on the mod modest side of rain fall. there should be little impact besides wet roads and cars as you head out. >> rochelle: sounds good, thanks, jonathan. rochelle: target is offering a trade. they're exchanging unwanted gift cards with customers by partnering with gift card exchange website cardpool and electronic trade-in company nextworth. cardpool provides the trade-in rate of consumers' gift cards and then re-sells them. for example, target says a $100 walmart gift card would exchange for an $85 target gift card. the company says they will exchange gift cards from more than 600 brands and that the program is available at over 1500 target stores. rochelle: and now that christmas is over, a local organization wants to help you take down your tree. "keep the midlands beautiful"
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will give your christmas trees a second life by turning it into mulch. the program "grinding of the greens" lasts through january 7th. we have posted the drop-off locations on our web site abccolumbia.com. rochelle: and some new york residents are looking to grind up some memories they'd prefer to forget. a mobile shredding truck was on hand at time square yesterday for those wanting to destroy memories. it's all a part of "good riddance" day, a nine-year tradition in times square. organizers say the initiative is the perfect way to start 2016. out with the old and new with the new. rochelle: now for what's making headlines in hollywood, let's turn things over to crysty. crysty: "star wars" is reaching a new milestone in the box office, a kardashian scores big at christmas, and one tv host is officially off the market. here is mary moloney has today'shollywood minute. >> reporter: "star wars: the force awakens" broke the $1 billion mark just 12 days
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after its global release, the fastest in history. the film beat out the previous box office record holder "jurassic world" by one day. >> reporter: kim kardashian gets bragging rights when it comes to christmas gifts. kanye reportedly bought his wife 150 presents! kim shared with her fans in a livestream over the holidays. among the gifts were a rainbow-hued fur coat, a louis vuitton dress and a prada jumpsuit. >> reporter: and tv host carson daly returned to his role on the "today show" as a married man. daly and his new wife, siri pinter, managed to surprise their parents with a secret wedding! they later posted these pics of the ceremony on instagram. for hollywood minute, i'm mary moloney. crysty: still to come, it's a rare sighting all caught on video. we're taking a look at what one diver found in the shallow waters of the sea. you will want to see this.
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gervais. >> don't tackle this new year's resolution on your own, coming january 4th, "the 700 club" shows you how to protect your finances, nationally known money experts reveal their secrets to help you, get out of debt, save money, find your dream career, plan for retirement and have financial success, watch "the 700 club" five part series,
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january 4th. >> jonathan: time right now 6:54, a very warm start to your day today. these are not projected highs, these are the actual temperatures right now, 73 downtown, couple spots in the 60s, but everybody way above normal. we are seeing winds outs of the south around 10 miles a hour, a warm, breezy start for us.
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we are seeing light rain but the good news is the winds we are seeing have ushered the rain out of here but starting to see showers in and out today. >> crysty: thanks, jonathan, hope to stay a little dry at some point. crysty: a very rare visitor is taking to the shallow coastal waters and it was all caught on video. >> rochelle: yeah, take a look at this giant squid that was seen in the marina at japan's toyama bay. normally these enormous creatures are found only in the deep ocean. the diver who shot this video estimated the squid was nearly 13 feet long. yeah, you heard me right. after the diver got a good look at it, the squid eventually made its way away from the marina and back out to the deep sea. >> crysty: isn't that amazing. all the creatures that are, you know, in the ocean that we never see. >> rochelle: yeah. >> crysty: because they stay so far below. >> rochelle: but this is not only rare but i didn't know they
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could get that big. >> crysty: oh, yeah. >> rochelle: 13 feet. >> crysty: very neat but it wouldn't want to run into it. >> rochelle: no, it can go ahead and stay in the deep as far as i'm concerned. rochelle: still to come, the clock is ticking. >> crysty: and 2015 is winding down with some last minute "to-do's" that's next in your day in history. >> jonathan: and still seeing rain right now, hopefully we will be checking off sunshine in the next few days. looks like another rainy day for us. maybe sun coming up. i'll have the details.
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main and gervais. >> jonathan: at least it's warm as you set out tuesday. thanks for joining us on good morning, columbia. a rainy set up for the next couple days. we won't see rain all day but it will be warm. look for another record high. mid to upper 70s. after that we will break into the new year with sunshine and cooler temperatures. >> rochelle: looks like it will move out just in time for the new year's eve celebrations for the famously hot new year's celebration at main and gervais. let's check out the day in history. andrew johnson is born in 1808, the u.s. army massacres sioux at wounded knee in 1890. and pat boone earns second number one hit with "april love" in 1957.
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to do day" and tick tock day. i aiming inthat imagine as the year winds down, tick tock tick tock we will see the rain wind down. >> rochelle: and you have a few things to do before the year runs out. >> jonathan: some tax deductions deductions. "good morning, america" is next. good morning, america. and winter whiplash. deadly flash floods devastating the midwest. dramatic rescues as the rivers rise. including a high school basketball team swept away on their bus and now snow and ice slamming the east as 20 states and an estimated 70 million americans face winter storm warnings. breaking overnight, the so-called affluenza teen ethan couch captured in mexico after a massive manhunt.
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