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as well. >> oh, yeah, that's to look forward to. that's what's making news in good morning columbia. thanks for joining us. i'm
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from main and gervais. the time's now 5:00. once again its another rainy start to the day... yeah... it's wet out there so you'll want to grab an umbrella before you head out the door. but for more on what you can expect for the remainder of the day... 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. here are some trouble spots that you
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carolina highway patrol is reporting a traffic hazard on i-20. that's in the eastbound lanes near mile marker 48. of course, we'll be sure to keep an eye on the roads and keep you updated 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. two new faces... and one familiar one... have officially joined the columbia city council. it was standing room only as howard duvall, ed mcdowell and moe baddourah were sworn-in to the columbia city council. duvall takes over cameron runyan's at-large seat... and mcdowell now sits in the district two seat formerly held by brain dequincy newman. council members say it's a fresh start, after a year of immense change. 33 it's a shared sentiment
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as both of the newest members of the council say they are focused on unity... to help move the city forward. the newly-33 inducted councilors will join the others in chamber for the first meeting of the year... january fifth. turning our attention to vote 20-16... there's one less republican presidential hopeful vying for your vote. former new york governor george pataki says he's ending his bid for the republican presidential nomination. the announcement ran in an ad last night.... right here in south carolina... as well as in early voting new hampshire and iowa. pataki never made main stage in any of the g-o- p debates. he was at less than one-half of one percent of support in last week's c- n-n/o-r-c republican poll. pataki joins rick perry...
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our own u-s senator lindsey graham... in dropping out of the g-o-p race. the remaining candidates in the battle for the presidency now head toward their first contest... the iowa caucuses... which are just a month away. south carolina congressman trey gowdy is announcing his pick for president. gowdy says he is backing florida senator marco rubio... calling him the best candidate on national security and public safety. the endorsement could give rubio a boost here in the palmetto state. south carolina is the third state and first in the south to hold a primary. many pundits see the state as a must-win for rubio as he makes a play for the white house. rubio's campaign says he'll make stops this weekend in easley... lexington and hilton head. meanwhile... republican front runner donald trump is taking aim at his competition on the other side of the political fence. trump is escalating his attacks on democratic presidential hopeful hillary clinton.... by reviving memories of bill clinton's
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and his turbulent interaction with black voters during south carolina's 2008 primary. trump's comments come days before the former president is set to campaign in new hampshire in support of his wife. here in south carolina... trump plans on making a campaign stop in hilton head today for a meet and greet. and next friday... trump will be speaking at the winthrop coliseum, starting at seven. turning to the crime beat... a man charged in the murder of a holly hill woman makes his first appearance in court. a magistrate judge ruled harold pratt will have to go before a circuit court judge at a later time... that judge will determine if bond will be set. orangeburg county deputies say the body of 38- year-old loretta bunch was recovered monday.... from a waterway five miles south of holly hill. bunch had been missing since christmas day. and there's more charges for a north carolina mother of a 6-month-old baby found dead on christmas eve. the lincoln county sheriff's office charged stephanie
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manslaughter. preliminary autopsy results could not determine how the baby boy died. tillman's husband came home from work and found the baby unresponsive and naked lying on a couch inside the family's home. deputies say tillman was in a back bedroom with the family's two other children... and appeared to be intoxicated from prescription medicine. the search for a burglary suspect in richland county continues this morning. take a look at this is surveillance video. deputies say a man broke into "a-m/p-m food mart" on parklane road back on december 14-th and took cash, cigarettes, and lottery tickets. if you recognize this man call the richland county sheriff's department or crimestoppers at one-triple- eight-crime-sc. in sumter... three men are wanted for attempted murder in connection to an incident on frazier street. police say they responded to a shots fired call shortly before four yesterday when they discovered two cars involved in a collision. officers say the crash appears to have been
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looking for 21-year-old henry dingle... 20-year-old kevin smith... and 18-year-old william spann in connection with this and other incidents. if you know anything that can help in this case, again, you're asked to call crimestoppers. and the sumter county sheriff's office is investigating a shooting this morning. officials received a "shot fired" call yesterday afternoon.. in the six-hundred block of b-manning avenue. upon arrival, officials say they discovered a 37-year old man with multiple gunshot wounds. he was taken to the hospital... his condition is unknown at this time. again, if you know anything that could help in this case... you're asked to call crimestoppers. still to come... the massive storm system that swept through the central u-s... has passed. but now, impacted residents are having to deal with something we're all too familiar with here in the midlands. stay with us.
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gervais. 33 here's a quick look at stories that are making headlines across the country. the storm may be over, but more than 18-million americans are now dealing with something we're familiar with here in south carolina... historic flooding. a-b-c's megan
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tigers 33 are down three teammates. so how will it impact
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tells us more. three tigers had to take an unscheduled long trip back to clemson tuesday... two days fore the big college football ayoff game against oklahoma. tim hill has the details in this morning's
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still to 33 come... new year's eve is just one day away. but the preparations for 20-16... are already underway in the
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gervais. welcome celebration... with safety regulations a high priority this year. the mayor of n-y-p-d brass and the f-b-i are outlining security preparations. officials are promising residents and tourists the big apple will be one of the safest places to ring in the new year. everyone will be subject to bag alcohol will be allowed in. five thousand police officers will be deployed alongside traffic during the
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say it's important that you be cautious out on the roadways... if your traveling for new year's. the south carolina ddartment of public safety reports... seven people died along south carolina roads over the holiday weekend. that brings this years total traffic fatalities to 942 people to ensure your safety... state highway patrol says to wear a seat belt at all costs... and to call a cab if you have been drinking. and officials will also be out on the roads this new years eve conducting traffic stops statewide to ensure everyone is driving safely. but if you're not looking to go far for the new year... the city of columbia is preparing for its own celebration to ring in 20-16. as part of 33 the preparations... eastbound lanes of eleven and twelve hundred blocks of gervais street will be closed this morning beginning at eight. five time grammy winner singer-songwriter... lauryn hill will headline this year's famously hot new year's
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across from our studios at the state house. the event is free.... but there will be a fund raising drive set up to support south carolina's on- going flood relief. it's been over two months since the historic flood here in the midlands... but help is still needed for those who fell victim. "cooperative ministry" is in desperate need of car donations. they currently have over 30 people on their waiting list.... some of which have been on the list for over a year and a half. cooperative ministry says they work with a team of professionals to refurbish the vehicles and get them into the hands of a "hard working" individual and here's another opportunity to give back in the new year. abc columbia is proud to partner with the red cross and w-c-o-s f-m. it's our annual new years blood drive and it will take place in plex at the village at sandhill from seven in the morning until 6-30 this is
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to 33 come... flood recovery efforts still continue here in the midlands... find out how recent rain showers are
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main and gervais. 33 we have an 33 update to pass along with you this morning... about a boil
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columbia residents. as of now... you do not have to boil your water. the water line relocation has been postponed until january second. city officials say water customers should expect a lapse in service. for a complete list of the areas that will be affected during that time...visit our website... a-b-c columbia-dot- com. the recent rainfall is also causing a damper on some flood recovery efforts that continue throughout the midlands. our beth rousseau has an update... from
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list 33 of counties currently under flood warnings... watches or advisories... you can head to our website...a-b-c columbia dot com. still to 33 come... 20-15 is winding down... and it's welcoming a fresh start to the city council. stay with us.
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gervais. good door. but for more on what you can expect for the remainder of the day... lets turn things over
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kennedy. . 33 we want to 33 give youou quick traffic update as you head out and about this morning. here are some trouble spots that you might encounter. south carolina highway patrol is reporting a traffic hazard on i-20. that's in the eastbound lanes near mile marker 48. of course, we'll
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roads and keep you updated 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. two new faces... and one familiar one... have officially joined the columbia city council. it was standing room only as howard duvall, ed mcdowell and moe baddourah were sworn-in to e columbia city council. duvall takes over cameron runyan's at-large seat... and mcdowell now sits in the district two seat formerly held by brain dequincy newman. council members say it's a fresh start, after a year of immense change. it's a shared 33 sentiment between duvall and mcdowell... as both of the newest members of the council say they are focused on
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forward. 33 the newly-inducted councilors will join the others in chamber for the first meeting of the year... january fifth. turning our attention to vote 20-16... there's one less republican presidential hopeful vying for your vote. former new york governorgeorge pataki says he's ending his bid for the republican presidential nomination. the announcement ran in an ad last night.... right here in south carolina... as well as in early voting new hampshire and iowa. pataki never made main stage in any of the g-o- p debates. he was at less than one-half of one percent of support in last week's c- n-n/o-r-c republican poll. pataki joins rick perry... scott walker, bobby jindal and our own u-s senator r lindsey graham... in dropping out of the g-o-p race. the remaining candidates in the battle for the presidency now
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contest... the iowa caucuses... which are just a month away. south carolina congressman trey gowdy is announcing his pick for president. gowdy says he is backing florida senator marco rubio... calling him the best candidate on national security and public safety. the endorsement could give rubio a boost here in the palmetto state. south carolina is the third state and first in the south to hold a primary. many pundits see the state as a must-win for rubio as he makes a play for the white house. rubio's campaign says he'll make stops this weekend in easley... lexington and hilton head. meanwhile... republican front runner donald trump is taking aim at his competition on the other side of the political fence. trump is escalating his attacks on democratic presidential hopeful hillary clinton.... by reviving memories of bill clinton's affair with monica lewinsky... and his turbulent interaction with black voters during south carolina's 2008 primary. trump's comments come days
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set to campaign in new hampshire in support of his wife. here in south carolina... trump plans on making a campaign stop in hilton head today for a meet and greet. and next friday. trump will be speaking at the winthrop coliseum, starting at seven. turning to the crime beat... a man charged in the murder of a holly hill woman makes his first appearance in court. a magistrate judge ruled harold pratt will have to go before a circuit court judge at a later time... that judge will determine if bond will be set. orangeburg county deputies say the body of 38- year-old loretta bunch was recovered monday.... from a waterway five miles south of holly hill. bunch had been missing since christmas day. and there's more charges for a north carolina mother of a 6-month-old baby found dead on christmas eve. the lincoln county sheriff's office charged stephanie tillman with involuntary manslaughter. preliminary autopsy results could not determine how the baby boy
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home from work and found the baby unresponsive and naked lying on a couch inside the family's home. deputies say tillman was in a back bedroom with the family's two other children... and appeared to be intoxicated from prescription medicine. the search for a burglary suspect in richland county continues this morning. take a look at this is surveillance video. deputies say a man broke into "a-m/p-m food mart" on parklane road back on december 14-th and took cash, cigarettes, and lottery tickets. if you recognize this man call the richland county sheriff's department or crimestoppers at one-triple- eight-crime-sc. in sumter... three men are wanted for attempted murder in connection to an incident on frazier street. police say they responded to a shots fired call shortly before four yesterday when they discovered two cars involved in a collision. officers say the crash appears to have been deliberate. police are now looking for 21-year-old henry dingle... 20-year-old kevin smith... and 18-year-old
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with this and other incidents. if you know anything that can help in this case, again, you're asked to call crimestoppers. and the sumter county sheriff's office is investigating a shooting this morning. officials received a "shot fired" call yesterday afternoon.. in the six-hundred block of b-manning avenue. upon arrival, officials say they discovered a 37-year old man with multiple gunshot wounds. he was taken to the hospital... his condition is unknown at this time. again, if you know anything that could help in this case... you're asked to call crimestoppers. still to come... trying to get fit in 20-16? we've got a few tips on how to keep that resolution for the new year. stay with us. we're live
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the holiday good morning. topping "america's money" -- gas prices stall sflp right now, they're hoving around the national average of $2 a gallon after bumping a fraction of a penny in the past couple of days. still, new year's travelers will pay the lowest prices in seven years. no complaints in hollywood, where the force is still strong. >> the doe mes box office has
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year the highest ever. a big reason of course is the "star wars: the force awakens" from our parents company. >> it's brought in about $600 million in less than two weeks. pretty good. and hollywood's box office champion in 1930 shirley temple will be the subject of legends of hollywood stamp. >> star trek will also be featured celebrating the tv show's 50th anniversary. >> that's "america's money." >> have a great day. coughing...sniffling... and wishing you could stay in bed all day. when your cold is this bad... ...you need new theraflu expressmax. theraflu expressmax combines... maximum strength medicines
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33 season is full of food. but this time of indulgence can very quickly lead to feelings of guilt for falling off the fitness wagon. a-b-c's doctor timothy johnson has a few tips to help you get back
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still to 33 come... we have a recall to pass along to you this morning. and it may impact what you whip up for the most important meal of the day. stay with us. we're live
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you got this. if you have the frying pans... you
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credit. charleston's annual weekend of discussion among the business and intellectual elite has kicked off with a gathering at the site of one of the city's biggest tragedies. the 35th annual renaissance weekend kicked off this week with an interfaith service at emanuel a-m-e. hosts of the event say it was important to start the conference at the church where charleston suffered greatly... but found unity. rom ministers and professors... to authors and scientists.... nearly one- thousand people participate in the renaissance event... known as the "granddaddy of ideas festival." now lets turn things over to crysty to take a look at whats making headlines in hollywood... find out what former t-v show starars under arrest... which oscar-winning actor is lashing out at an airline on twitter... and the celebs making headlines for "all the wrong reasons"... with
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showbiz wrap... still to 33 come... calling all meat lovers... we're celebrating a delicious start to your day... that's next in your day in history. stay with us.
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gervais. let's check 33 out the day in history. -rasputin was murdered in 1916 -u-s-s-r established in 1922 -led zeppelin captured live for the first time in spokane gym in 1968 today is...
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day... and national bacon day.33 that's all 33 the time that we have for the first hour of good morning columbia. but we're coming
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from main and gervais. good morning, columbia. today is wednesday, december 30. two new faces and one familiar have officially joined the columbia city council. how the newest members of the council plan to move the city forward. plus recent rainfall causing some ccern. how this wet weather is impacting flood recovery efforts. and we're gearing up for a famously h new year right across the street from our studios at the state house. how preparations to ring in 2016 could impact your morning commute downtown. "good morning, columbia" starts right now. captioning provided by caption associates, , c www.captionassociates.com. crysty: good morning columbia.
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with us on this wednesday morning. i'm crysty vaughan. >> rochelle: and i'm rochelle dean. we're live from a fairly wet main and gervais. the time's now 6:00. >> crysty: we hate to sound like a broken record, we will have more rain. lexington rain looks like it has moved out but it is still here. >> rochelle: you better grab the umbrella before you head out. we'll turn things over to jonathan kennedy. >> jonathan: good morning. a humid start for us today, light rain, temperatures well above normal, most of us in the mid-60s, we are seeing the same thing over the last week or so, incredibley warm, highs around 80 yesterday. a potential rainy set up for us today.
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into the future for us, it gives us a good picture of what is likely to happen today. this line of storms lining up along the mountains comes across and sets up pretty well for us to see good rain. i think we will be on one end of the spectrum, a lot of rain for the upstate and charlotte but could see good downpours of rain today. 63 with a few scattered showers later on tonight and we stay with the warm air. notice the cool air coming in but not quite getting here, it won't cross the mountains for the next couple days but cooler air this weekend. you see the cool down coming our way for the weekend, sunshine for saturday and sunday, highs in the 50s and lows back around cool evening hours for saturday night and sunday night.
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looking forward to cool evening hours over the weekend. >> rochelle: it will drop off significantly. 39 there going into friday night and saturday. >> crysty: which is not so bad when we have been seeing 75 and 80 degrees. 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 reporting a traffic hazard on i-20 eastbound lanes mile marker 48. >> crysty: also assisting a motorist on i-77, this is at mile marker 18 in the southbound lanes and, of course, we will be sure to keep an eye on the road and keep you updated for your morning commute. rochelle: abc columbia wants to help you jump start your day. >> crysty: we have a quick rundown of your top morning headlines. let's get started out of the city of columbia. two new faces and one familiar one have officially joined the
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it was standing room only yesterday as howard duvall, ed mcdowell and moe baddourah were sworn in to the columbia city council. duvall takes over cameron runyan's at-large seat and mcdowell now sits in the district two seat formerly held by brain dequincy newman. council members say it's a fresh start after a year of immense change. >> we have got a very warm reception from the staff and from the mayor, i think they understand there will be changes in the dynamics of the city counsel. >> cop gather lay shuns. >> thank you. >> crysty: it's a shared sentiment between duvall and mcdowell as both of the newest members of the council say they are focused on unity to help move the city forward. >> if our city is unified you can ask, you can ask and things will get done. >> crysty: the newly-inducted council members will join th others in chamber for the first meeting of the year january 5th. crysty: turning our
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hopeful vying for your vote. >> rochelle: that's right, former new york governor george pataki says he's ending his bid for the republican presidential nomination. the announcement ran in an ad last night right here in south carolina as well as in early voting states like new hampshire and iowa. pataki never made main stage in any of the gop debates. he was at less than one-half of one percent of support in last week's cnn/orc republican poll. pataki joins rick perry, scott walker, bobby jindal and our own u.s. senator lindsey graham in dropping out of the gop race. the remaining candidates in the battle for the presidency now head toward their first contest, the iowa caucuses which are just a month away. rochelle: south carolina congressman trey gowdy is announcing his pick for president. gowdy says he is backing florida senator marco rubio calling him the best candidate on national security and public safety. the endorsement could give rubio a boost here in the palmetto state. south carolina is the third state and first in the south to
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many pundits see the state as a must-win for rubio as he makes a play for the white house. rubio's campaign says he'll make stops this weekend in easley, lexington, and hilton head. meanwhile, republican front runner donald trump is taking aim at his competition on the other side of the political fence. trump is escalating his attacks on democratic presidential hopeful hillary clinton by reviving memories of bill clinton's affair with monica lewinsky and his turbulent interaction with black voters during south carolina's 2008 primary. trump's comments come days before the former president bill clinton is set to campaign in new hampshire in support of his wife. here in south carolina trump plans on making a campaign stop in hilton head today for a meet and greet. and next friday trump will be speaking at the winthrop coliseum, starting at 7:00. rochelle: turning to the crime beat, a man charged in the murder of a holly hill woman makes his first appearance in court. >> crysty: a magistrate judge
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go before a circuit court judge at a later time and that judge will determine if bond will be set. orangeburg county deputies say the body of 38-year-old loretta bunch was recovered monday from a waterway five miles south of holly hill. bunch had been missing since christmas day. crysty: and there's more charges for a north carolina mother of a 6-month-old baby found dead on christmas eve. the lincoln county sheriff's office charged stephanie tillman with involuntary manslaughter. preliminary autopsy results could not determine how the baby boy died. tillman's husband came home from unresponsive lying on a couch inside the family's home. deputies say tillman was in a back bedroom with the family's two other children and appeared to be intoxicated from prescription medicine. crysty: back at home, the richland county continues this morning. surveillance video. deputies say a man broke into am/pm food mart on parklane road
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tickets. if you recognize this man, call the richland county sheriff's department or crimestoppers at 1-888-crime-sc. crysty: in sumter three men are wanted for attempted murder in connection to an incident on frazier street. >> rochelle: police say they responded to a shots fired call shortly before 4:00 yesterday when they discovered two cars involved in a collision. officers say the crash appears to have been deliberate. police are now looking for 21-year-old henry dingle, 20-year-old kevin smith, and 18-year-old william spann in connection with this and other incidents. if you know anything that can help in this case, again, you're asked to call crimestoppers. rochelle: and the sumter county sheriff's office is investigating a shooting as well. officials received a "shot fired" call yesterday afternoon in the 600 block of b-manning avenue. upon arrival, officials say they discovered a 37-year-old man with multiple gunshot wounds. he was taken to the hospital, his condition is unknown at this
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could help in this case, you're asked to call crimestoppers. that number 1-888-crime-sc. crysty: still to come, the massive storm system that swept through the central u.s. has passed. >> rochelle: but now, impacted residents are having to deal with something we're all too familiar with here in the midlands. stay with us.
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zoo >> jonathan: another warm and potentially rainy day for us today, we're likely to see good rain come our way with the cold front moving toward the mountains especially as we get into the midday forecast, the rain is expected to pick up locally as well. look for highs in the mid-70s, we stay warm for the highs, probably not record high today but close to it. 76 for the high, warm and rainy. 63 tonight with scattered rain expected overnight. we'll still have to deal with the rain but it will be warm. >> rochelle: thanks, jonathan. your time is 6:13. here's a quick look at stories that are making headlines across the country. the severe weather may have passed but now more than 18 million americans across the central u.s. are dealing with historic flooding. at least 13 states are affected including missouri where the governor has already activated the state national guard. several towns there are
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missouri, and meramec rivers all at or near flood stage. rochelle: 18-year old "affluenza teen" ethan couch and his mother are set to return to the u.s. today. authorities say it was a pizza order on a cellphone that led them to their location in a mexican resort after the pair disappeared following the release of a video allegedly showing couch violating his probation. couch is the texas teen who received probation for a drunken-driving wreck that killed four people after his defense argued he was afflicted with "aflluenza." rochelle: with islamic state group militant routed from the city center of ramadi, the prime minister of iraq is visiting the city hailing its liberation. but military officials say insurgents are still holed up in various pockets of the city. troops are still sweeping the city for bombs and traps. still with the ramadi gain officials say that isis' "rule of fear" may be weakening. rochelle: the tigers are down three teammates.
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crysty tells us more. >> crysty: yes, rochelle, this is big news. three tigers had to take an unscheduled long trip back to clemson tuesday two days before the big college football playoff game against oklahoma. tim hill has the details in this morning's sports minute to win it. >> three clemson players including cain will not play in the orange bowl after failing a drug test. they are sending cain, lakip and mccullougl home. clemson won, this year they get revenge. baylor beats the tar heels 49-38.
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specifically leonard fournette, he gets his first touchdown, four returning touchdowns. lsu finishes 9-3 with a big win against texas tech. i'i' tim hill, that's your abc minute to winn it, hope it gets your wednesday off to a good start. >> crysty: thanks, tim. our mike gillespie is in miami, we will hear reports from him tonight at 6:00 and 11:00. crysty: still to come, new year's eve is just one day away. but the preparations for 2016 are already underway in the
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gervais. rochelle: welcome back to good morning columbia. thanks for joining us on this wednesday morning. your time right now is 6:> crysty: let's take a bite out of your morning menu, sponsored by bojangles'. 2015 is winding down and it's time for those new years eve celebrations to be put in place. new york city is already prepared for their annual times square celebration with safety regulations a high priority this year. the mayor, nypd and fbi are outlining security preparations. officials are promising residents and tourists the big apple will be one of the safest places to ring in the new year. everyone will be subject to bag inspections and no backpacks, duffle bags, or alcohol will be allowed in.
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deployed alongside traffic during the festivities. important that you be cautious out on the roadways if you're traveling for new year's. the south carolina department of public safety reports seven people died along south carolina roads over the holiday weekend. that was just three days. traffic fatalities to 942 people. to ensure your safety, state highway patrol says to wear a seat belt at all costs and to call a cab if you have been drinking. and officials will also be out on the roads this new years eve conducting traffic stops statewide to ensure everyone is driving safely. rochelle: but if you're not looking to go far for the new year, the city of columbia is preparing for its own celebration to ring in 2016. crysty: as part of the preparations, eastbound lanes of 1100 and 1200 blocks of gervaiss street will be closed this morning beginning at 8:00. that's because of the famously
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be happening outside our studio. five time grammy winner singer-songwriter lauryn hill will headline this year's famously hot new year's eve celebration right across from our studios at the state house. the event is free but there will be a fund raising drive set up to support south carolina's on-going flood relief. it's been over two months since the historic flood here in the midlands but help is still needed for those who fell victim. "cooperative ministry" is in desperate need of car donations. they currently have over 30 people on their waiting list some of which have been on the list for over a year and a half. cooperative ministry says they work with a team of professionals to refurbish the vehicles and get them into the hands of a "hard working" individuals who are in need. crysty: and here's another opportunity to give back in the new year. abc columbia is proud to partner with the red cross and wcos fm. it's our annual new years blood drive and it will take place in plex at the village at sandhill from 7:00 in the morning until
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tuesday, january 5th. come on out. >> rochelle: it's easy, roll up your sleeve and save a life. >> crysty: way to start the new year. rochelle: still to come, flood recovery efforts still continue here in the midlands. >> crysty: find out how recent rain showers are effecting the clean up. that story is next. we're live from main and gervais. hey there, in today's "techbytes" twitter going after hateful behavior >> it's been under fire for not doing enough for thwart isis propaganda. a new feature on google's new chrome brouser is designed to help people remove weak words from their e-mails. >> it underlines self-demeaning
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actually the intention is to help them sound more assertive. and finally, british researchers have come up with a new system that basically uses emojis as pass words. >> users are required to draw shape instead of pass word and use more steps to use emojis, all meant to increase safety. >> and those are your "techbytes." come on in pop pop. happy birthday. i just had a heart attack... and now i have a choice. for her. for them. and him. a choioi to take brilinta. a prescription for people who've been hospitalized for a heart attack. i take brilinta with a baby aspirin ...no more than 100 mg. as it affects how well it works. it's such an important thing to do to help protect against another heart attack. brilinta worked better than plavix. and even reduced the chances
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don't stop taking brilinta without talking to doctor. since stopping it too soon increases your risk of clots in your stent, heart attack, stroke, and even death. brilinta may cause bruising or bleeding more easily or serious, sometimes fatal bleeding. dodot take brilinta if you have bleeding, like stomach ulcers. a history of bleeding in the brain, or severe liver problems. tell your doctor about bleeding, new or unexpected shortness of breath, any planned surgery and all medicines you take. i will take brilinta today. tomorrow. and every day for as long as my doctor tells me. don't miss a day of brilinta. >> don't tackle this new year's resolution on your own, coming
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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.tt2w`t3n@24" bt@qc., tt2w`t3n@24" "a@qs"h tt2w`t3n@24" bm@qx)d tt4w`t3n@24"" dztq k6$ tt4w`t3n@24"" entq ;2d tt4w`t3n@24"" gzt& "5< tt4w`t3n@24"" hnt& 2;p tt4w`t3n@24"" iztq xr( tt4w`t3n@24"" jntq j"h tt4w`t3n@24"" lzt& ro4 >> jonathan: good wednesday morning, rain in the forecast again today but i thing we will likely see more rain today than yesterday. a lot of locations especially toward the upstates in charlotte and the upstates in the northern midlands looking at potentially heavy rain throughout the day today. we have a big influx of the gulf moisture and that will hang out for us throughout the day into the evening a little bit but good news as we get into new year's eve forecast, a chance of a few showers, chance of them moving out, hopefully dry by the time we ring in the new year. >> crysty: we're looking forego ward to the nice and dry weather. >> rochelle: that's what we're looking for. crysty: we have an update to pass along with you this morning about a boil water advisory impacting west columbia residents.
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not have to boil your water. this was because of the water line relocation has been postponed until january 2nd. city officials say water customers should expect a lapse in service at that time. for a complete list of the areas that will be affected during that time visit our website abccolumbia.com. rochelle: the recent rainfall is also causing a damper on some flood recovery efforts that continue throughout the midlands. >> crysty: our beth rousseau has an update from gill's creek. >> rain falling on homes that just months ago were sub merged in water. >> that was remarkable to see a neighborhood become a disaster area. >> ashley is one of the fortunate few still able to live in her home near gills creek. with significant rain fall she says it's not flooding she is worried about but how it will impact reconstructn. >> it's just the wetness and mold and condition of the houses
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like it makes recovery harder and longer. >> conditions left behind by flooding and recent rain fall are also a concern for the national weather service, something they consider when issuing flood warnings. >> our area has been saturated with rain fall since october. of course we take it into consideration. we can only take so much more rain at this point. >> the national weather service is reminding residents to be wary of the weather as flood affects are in effect throughout the midlands and flood advisories continue for the rivers. >> we expect the rivers to crest this week around friday and then slowly drop off after that, so, through early next week at least they should remain in flood. >> flood conditions and rainy months hopefully followed by drier days allowing for easier
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>> crysty: that was our beth rousseau reporting. for a list of counties currently under flood warnings, watches, or advisories, you can head to our website abccolumbia.com. a long way to go for that recovery. >> rochelle: hopefully by the weekend we will see drying. crysty: still to come, 2015 is winding down. >> rochelle: and it's welcoming a fresh start to the city council. we'll explain next.
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crysty: good morning columbia. thank you for joining us on this wednesday morning. i'm crysty vaughan. >> rochelle: and i'm rochelle dean. we're live from main and gervais. the time is 6:33. >> crysty: the rain is still here. >> rochelle: not going anywhere anytime soon. maybe grab your umbrella and rain boots as you head out. for more of what you can expect, here is jonathan kennedy.
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rain across the area, wind are light and variable. temperatures still way above normal, most of us in the mid-60s. at this point we were seeing the same start over the last week or so. we've been incredibly warm, even at night. we broke another record yesterday with highs around 80. look for a potentially rainy set up for us today. looking at the setup, this is going into the future, this should give you a picture of what is likely to happen for the rest of the day into the newyear's eve forecast, the line of storms lining up across the mountain comes across and sets up for us pretty good rain. i think we will be on the lower end of the spectrum, but a lot of rain for the upstate and charlotte, but we could see downpours today. 63 with a few scattered showers tonight, we stay with the warm air. notice the cool air still coming come but not quite getting here.
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us anytime in the next couple days. we will see much cooler air coming our way for the weekend. warm and rainy for the next day or so, then the cool down for the weekend. sunshine for sunday -- saturday and sunday, highs in the 50s and lows around freezing as we get down into cool evening hours for saturday night and sunday night. >> crysty: that's what we are hoping for, drier weather ever ebb if we have to trade it for warmer weather. crysty: we want to give you a quick traffic update as you head out and about this morning. i just got off the phone, there has been a train versus vehicle at two notch and windsor, if you are in that area, please take caution, there is likely to be emergency vehicles.
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>> rochelle: that is going on at this hour so you may want to steer clear of that area. a traffic hazard also on i-to eastbound lanes mile marker 48. >> crysty: also assisting a motorist on i-77 at mile marker 18 in the southbound lanes. again, a train versus vehicle at two notch road and windsor road. breaking news, if you are in that area, you might want to avoid it, lots of emergency vehicles likely to be on scene shortly. rochelle: abc columbia wants to help you jump start your day. >> crysty: we have a quick rundown of your top morning headlines. he we will get started with the columbia city counsel. two new faces and one familiar one have officially joined the columbia city council. it was standing room only yesterday as howard duvall, ed mcdowell and moe baddourah were sworn in to the columbia city council. duvall takes over cameron runyan's at-large seat and mcdowell now sits in the
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by brain dequincy newman. council members say it's a fresh start after a year of immense change. >> i think they understand there will be changes in dynamics of the city counsel. >> congratulations. >> thank you very much. >> crysty: it's a shared sentiment between duvall and mcdowell as both of the newest members of the council say they are focused on unity to help move the city forward. >> if our city is unified, you can ask. you can ask, and things will get done. >> crysty: the newly-inducted council members will join the others in chamber for the first meeting of the year january 5th. crysty: turning our attention to vote 2016, there's one less republican presidential hopeful vying for your vote. >> rochelle: that's right, former new york governor george pataki says he's ending his bid for the republican presidential nomination. the announcement ran in an ad
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carolina as well as in early voting states like new hampshire and iowa. pataki never made main stage in any of the gop debates. he was at less than one-half of one percent of support in last week's cnn/orc republican poll. pataki joins rick perry, scott walker, bobby jindal and our own u.s. senator lindsey graham in dropping out of the gop race. the remaining candidates in the battle for the presidency now head toward their first contest, the iowa caucuses which are just next month. rochelle: south carolina congressman trey gowdy is announcing his pick for president. gowdy says he is backing florida senator marco rubio calling him the best candidate on national security and public safety. the endorsement could gigi rubio a boost here in the palmetto state. south carolina is the third state and first in the south to hold a primary. manynyundits see the state as a must-win for rubio as he makes a play for the white house. rubio's campaign says he'll make
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lexington, and hilton head. meanwhile, republican front runner donald trump is taking aim at his competition on the other side of the political fence. trump is escalating his attacks on democrarac presidential hopeful hillary clinton by reviving memories of bill clinton's affair with monica lewinsky and his turbulent interaction with black voters during south carolina's 2008 primary. trump's comments come days before the former president bill clinton is set to campaign in new hampshire in support of his wife. here in south carolina trump plans on making a campaign stop in hilton head today for a meet and next friday trump will be speaking at the winthrop coliseum, starting at 7:00. rochelle: turning our attention to crime happening here, a man charged in the murder of a hohoy hill woman court. >> crysty: a magistrate judge ruled harold pratt will have to at a later time and that judge set.
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the body of 38-year-old loretta bunch was recovered monday from a waterway five miles south of holly hill. bunch had been missing since christmas day. crysty: the searchchor a burglary suspect in richland county continues this morning. take a look at this is surveillance video. deputies say a man broke into am/pm food mart on parklane road back on december 14th and took cash, cigarettes, and lottery tickets. if you recognize this man, call the richland county sheriff's department or crimestoppers at 1-888-crime-sc. crysty: in sumter three men are wanted for attempted murder in connection to an incident on frazier street. >> rochelle: police say they responded to a shots fired call shortly before 4:00 yesterday and they discovered two cars involved in a collision. officers say the crash appears to have been deliberate. police are now looking for 21-year-old henry dingle, 20-year-old kevin smith, and 18-year-old william spann in connection with this and other incidents. if you know anything that can
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asked to call crimestoppers. crysty: still to come, it's early and time for a morning pick-me-up. >> rochelle: how a cup-of-joe can help out when it comes to that morning jog. we will explain. stay with us.
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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: welcome back to good morning columbia, your time right now 6:44. rochelle: television reality star rob kardashian is in the hospital after falling ill over the weekend. according to tmz, doctors have diagnosed the 28-year-old with diabetes, something he was unaware he had. kardashian has struggled with depression and weight gain over recent years.
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"keeping up with the kardashians," he's avoided the public eye for the past two years. rochelle: and it's good news for guinea following an ebola outbreak. they are now being declared "free of the disease" after two years of the diagnosis. the outbreak led to the largest ebola epidemic in history killing more than 2500 people in guniea. 11,300 people were killed nationwide due to the disease. the world health organizations is holding a ceremony in the capital today to mark the step forward. rochelle: do you need more pep in your step for that work out? it's something we all know a little too much about on the morning show. researchers at the university of georgia are now suggesting all you need to do is grab a cup of joe beforehand. the group took a closer look at previous studies of caffeine, coffee and sports. they found significant improvements in endurance performance in five of nine studies due to coffee. three of six studies also found
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exertion. rochelle: still to come, if you're in the market for a new job, you're in luck. we're talking about another reason to call the holiday's "the most wonderful time of the year."
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gervais. rochelle: welcome back to
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for joining us, your time is 6: 6:48. if you're still in holiday vacation mode, you may want to change your mindset. that's because some experts are saying the holiday season is a great time to find that new career. experts say competition is significantly lower due to vacationing and breaks. another motivating factor many human resource managers say their employees are still working hard in december to fill open positions. rochelle: twitter is revising its rules of conduct. the new policy emphasizes that it prohibits violent threats and abusive behavior by users and promises a tough stance at a time when critics are calling for the online service to adopt a harder line against extremists. the new policy says twitter will suspend or shutter any user accounts that engage in "hateful conduct" who whose "primary purpose is inciting harm towards others." rochelle: things may not be cold outside in columbia but they're downright chilly at the south carolina state museum.
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>> crysty: rochelle, here's something perfect for the last few days. building a snow man. the gang from disney's "frozen" will all be on hand tonight at the south carolina state museum for a special sing-a-long version of the frosty flick. guests lucky enough to have tickets to this sold out event will get to watch and sing along with this princess favorite that we can't seem to "let go." and on top of that there will be crafts, snacks and if olaf has anything to do with it plenty of warm hugs. sounds like a good time but it is sold out. crysty: well, from the frost-bitten arendelle to a gritty western. jeremy roth has the details on the only film opening nationwide this week in your "now showing." >> reporter: director quentin tarantino tells the story of post-civil war bounty hunters in "the hateful eight." >> you got room for one more? >> i ain't too anxious to be handing out rides. >> real trusting fella, huh? >> not so much. >> reporter: kurt russell is
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across wyoming to collect hisdededede reward when a blizzard hits. >> okay, everybody, hear this, i'm taking this woman to hang. >> reporter: they take refuge in a haberdashery, which is filled with some equally unsavory characters. >> one of them fellas, they'll kill everybody in here. >> now we're talking! >> reporter: the hateful eight is rated-r. for "now showing," i'm jeremy roth. crysty: still to come, we're all waiting for the ball to drop on new year's eve in time square. but it looks like the celebration's starting early in the big apple.
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gervais. >> jonathan: good wednesday morning, rain in the forecast but i think we will see more rain today than yesterday. a lot of locations especially towards the update and north carolina are looking at potentially heavy rain throughout the day today. we have a big influx of gulf moisture and that will hang out with us throughout the day and into evening. but the good news in the new
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be getting dry and cooler. >> crysty: nice and dry when we ring in the new year's. new year's eve is still a day away but the big apple is already getting a head start on the festivities in time square. the broadway cast of "aladdin" tossed confetti at the top of the new amsterdam theatre marquee for "annual confetti test day." this was in preparations for the release of more than one ton of confetti at midnight on new year's eve. each year visitors from countries across the globe write their wishes for the new year on pieces of confetti which are collected at the new year's eve wishing wall. this year more than a thousand people from more than 50 countries have already submitted a wish this year. what a neat idea. >> rochelle: looked cool, just don't want to clean it up. >> rochelle: we have breaking news, collision between a
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live from main and gervais. >> jonathan: the forecast of warm weather, humid weather and a little rain to go with it. looks for a chance of thunderstorms today as the front makes its way through the area, through thursday, new year's eve. temperatures are expected to stay in the 80s today and tomorrow oh 70s today and tomorrow. then we will see a slightly different forecast, highs around 50s for the week end but highs will stay above normal but it will feel a lot cooler from
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more sunshine for saturday and sunday. >> rochelle: thanks, jonathan, it will be nice to see the blue skies. >> rochelle: a nice break from the rain we've seen all week. this morning right now we are following breaking news. we are told that there has been an accident, a train versus car. this will be at the corner of two notch and windsor lake boulevard. they say the train and caracol sided and they have con -- and car collided and they have confirmed one fatality. we have crews on the scene and rochelle will have the latest on the news at 12:30. >> rochelle: we have a crew on the scene, you may want to stay clear of that area. really quickly we want to look at some of the things that are happening in history. rasputin was murdered in 1916. ussr established in 1922. and led zeppelin captured live
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