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abc columbia's beth rousseau. >> all that's left here at the scene on farrow road in easter street is this rubble. rubble from the sign that was hit by the two suspects in the stolen vehicle early this morning. we spoke with the victim and her son, and they say that they are still angered and shaken by the incident. latisha baskett's monday morning started like any other. >> getting ready to work, warm it up one second, back in the house, forgot to give the dogs water. came out, my car was gone. >> baskett immediately called her son and asked him to be on the lookout for the missing car. morning, you know, trying to see if i could find it. ended up running into them, actually. >> jared spotted the car and two suspects on farrow road, and called latisha to give her the heads up. >> all i heard was, get out my mama's car, get out my mama's car! that's not your car. then the phone went dead. >> alicia: police say the suspects fled down farrow road with jared following behind,
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>> made a right turn, ran into the brick sign right there. i know they hurt, they hit it pretty hard. >> jared was con frosting the pair when he said one of the robbers opened fire. >> one of them pulled a gun and started shooting at me trying to get away. one went one way, one went the other way. >> baskett's 2009 toyota camry, which she bought just two months ago, was severely damaged, but she did notice some changes that she believed were an attempt to disguise the vehicle. >> changed, put a paper tag on it, took my hubcaps, put air froeshenner up on the -- freshener on the rear view, all in my car. had a hyundai i wanted somebody to steal. they didn't want that! >> jared echoes his mother's anger and wants to see the two men responsible behind bars. >> they got to get got. if you going to do something like that now, you are going to do it again. leash >> authorities say the investigation into this incident is ongoing. we will bring you details and updates as they become available on our website, abccolumbia.com abccolumbia.com. beth rousseau, abc columbia news. >> alicia: tonight columbia
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suspects, both males described as dark-skinned, again, investigators say they fired shots following a car chase, in a stolen vehicle around 11:00 this morning. authorities say one suspect was last seen wearing blue jeans and a black shirt and a black jacket. while the other one was wearing blue and white jeans with a white sweater. if you have any information, please call crimestoppers, 1-888-crime-sc. a suspect in lexington involved in a murder is also a local restaurant owner. he's also the same person who was wanted at the center of sheriff mets' bribery case according to police. police say gregorio leon turned himself in to authorities, now charged with murder and attempted murder. police say the victim was found shot to death sunday night on liver chase way near corley mill road. the shooting happened near the park-and-ride. female victim also involved in the incident was not injured. >> here at home, the first in the south primary this saturday. all this weeken 0 abc columbia -- week on abc columbia we will be profiling republican candidates ahead of
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>> alicia: jennifer ready live in the newsroom with vote 2016 coverage on jeb bush. >> ben and leash -- alicia, jeb bush is campaigning with his older brother george w., along with him for the first time. according to recent polls, the former florida governor currently ranks fifth in south carolina ahead of this weekend's primary. falling in the -- following in the footsteps of his older brother and father, jeb bush vying for the chance at the oval office. >> the world is desperately needing american leadership. >> focusing his presidential campaign on growing the middle class and strengthening national defense, plus capitalizing on his experience as governor to set him apart from fellow contenders. >> we led the nation in job growth, but we shrunk the government. don't you want that for our country and for washington, dc? >> bush led the sunshine state for two terms, where he worked to cut taxes and build business reform. >> others can talk about it; i've done it. it is not easy to do. it requires leadership.
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was criticized for his low energy, and lackluster debate performances. and finished sixth in iowa and fourth in new hampshire. days away from the first in the south primary, the former governor is hoping for a strong backing in the palmetto state, bringing his brother, former president george w. on the tail. >> he knows what it takes to be president of the united states, to be commander in chief, to keep the country safe, and that he believes that i have those skills based on my record, and based on how he knows me. >> bush, whose last name is left out of his original logo, is embracing the family name just in time for the south carolina race. >> i'm jeb exclamation point proud to be a bush. >> a state that has supported the bush family in the past, both george w. and their father won the south carolina primary during their campaign days. >> south carolina, we like the bushes. >> a tradition jeb is looking to continue come saturday. >> alicia: bush will continue campaigning across the state throughout the week, tomorrow he will hold a town hall in leesville and later in the week he will be heading back
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from the newsroom, jennifer ready, abc columbia news. >> alicia: thank you so much, jennifer. the wave of gop presidential hopefuls continues to make their way to south carolina. donald trump will be in greenville tonight, and he's holding a trump for president rally tonight at 7:00 at the td convention center. senator ted cruz will be crisscrossing the state as well, stops in aiken, camden and florence. marco rubio is in lexington right now, at an event with u.s. senator tim scott. we'll have the latest coverage tonight on abc columbia news at 11:00. >> ben: a reminder, this saturday, february 20th, is the republican presidential primary. the democratic presidential primary will take place next saturday, the following saturday after that, february 27th. stay with abc columbia news for the latest on vote 2016, we'll have live updates online and on air saturday. hout of the state house tonight, senators gearing up to decide how much extra money to devote to roadway improvements. proposals range from spending
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interstate pavement, with no bridges, to $800 million in new money that would go toward congestion, and widening miles of highway. the senate president pro tem hugh leatherman said they could spend most of this week debating the roads bill. over in the house, the house is taking an additional week off this week. house leaders say the furlough saves south carolina taxpayers about $77,000. upon returning in late february, the house is expected to continue to address a host of issues, including education and roads. >> alicia: it's cold outside, but this wet weather did not today. >> up next, a celebration of black history month welcoming local leaders.33 about gold-diggers. one mous rap artist may need look out for the i-r-s. diggers. one famous rap artist may need
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selling south carolina author pat conroy has been diagnosed with pancreatic >> alicia: best-selling south carolina author pat conway has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, according to his -- pat conroy. most famous for "the prince of tides" and "the great santini," currently undergoing treatment. pat con ray -- conroy's personal scrap books and diaries are on display at the
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kanye west announced that his new album released over the weekend, then he took it back and then added a bombshell. the rapper now says that he's $53 million in personal debt. west tweeted the news with followers hours before performing on "saturday night live," saying "please pray we overcome this. this is my true heart." it is not clear whether or not he was serious. he also called for facebook founder mark zuckerberg to invest $1 billion in his ideas, after, quote, realizing that he is the greatest living artist and greatest artist of all time. >> honoring history and looking to the future. today the city of columbia celebrated black history month at the black history extravaganza. columbia city councilwoman tameika isaac devine and mayor steve benjamin among the speakers. the mayor says he hopes events like this one help educate our youngest residents. >> i hope the children take
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sense of pride in the rich and deep and strong history that they have. >> extravaganza, the extravaganza featured exhibits and entertainment. showers possible tonight, but we could see temperatures start to warm up later on this week. >> alicia: hopefully we could see some warm weather. here's a look outside our studios, to our towercam. our hd forecast coming up
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gervais. >> john: today was cold. we had fog all day long, we had low clouds, a bit of freezing rain, although that is basically now just rain for us locally. it's going to continue to rain tonight, but by tomorrow, especially middle part of the morning and afternoon, it will be sunny and the 70s are on their way. it will take a few days, but they are headed in our direction. here's the radar. the green here, this is rain, and as we get a little further north, what you will notice is the purple here, right around charlotte, that's freezing rain. we have had a few issues with that today. that said, nothing too bad out of this storm, fortunately, because we look at the situation, the heaviest rain is still off to our south. that's why we haven't had any significant problems with this today, because what we did get in terms of freezing rain was generally not that heavy.
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camden, winnsboro, newberry, but south and west, well into the 40s. the winds out of the southwest will wind this one. by tomorrow -- will win this one. tomorrow we start in the 50s and end in the 60s, much brighter. check it out. there's the rain that i am focused on. you see this action, nashville all the way down to new orleans, that's moving in our direction, and the focus of that will be in here, say about 3:00, 4:00, 5:00 tomorrow morning, 6:00, sometime in that time frame, that's when we are going to get a good soaking out of this, as it comes on through. here you go. starting you at 8:00 tonight, notice scattered showers, they are in and out, but it's gloomy. lot of low clouds, no question. watch as we go midnight, 1:00, 2:00 in the morning, there's the main line of rain, it's working its way into the upstate, and then it will go 2:00, 3:00, 4:00, 5:00, sometime in that time frame. that's when we are getting pretty good rain out of this. poof, it moves out fairly quickly, by 8:00, notice the back edge of the clearing is starting to work its way in. the way it is going to work out, that clearing is going to work through in the morning,
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be a pretty nice day, certainly compared to today. let's give you a look at the forecast for us, tonight, in what we are looking at is showers early, then moderate to heavy rain as we go into the -- toward dawn, and then after that, things will be improving. here's a look at your commute forecast. if it's not rain -- if you are an early commuter, 6:00, it will be raining. by 8:00, 9:00, it won't be raining anymore and clearing will start to come in. little breezy, temperatures as you see there in the 50s. so, again, give yourself some extra time on the commute. here's look at tomorrow. by the time we get to the afternoon, these numbers got a little messed up. don't pay attention to this. it will be in the low 60s. not sure why that happened, but they did. let's give you a look now at the extended forecast, and there you go. there are the 60s for a couple days. 50s on thursday, but look at this. friday, pushing 70 and then the weekend, low 70s with plenty of sunshine. so we have a little more to contend without there tonight into early tomorrow morning, then things well on their way to big improvement for the
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>> all right. we will look forward to that,
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sports is up next. moving closer we have rebounded from four games fairly well. does that mean that will continue? i guess we will find out. >> yes, we will, as we move closer to march madness. frank part inch -- martin -- colonial life arena, an entertaining place to be early on. wildcat coach john calipari, tossed in the first minute. second time in three years actually gotten the boot in columbia. michael carerra, coming up with 25 points, 10 rebounds for carolina. really the lone bright spot for the gamecocks. all tyler and kentucky from there.
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just usc's fourth of the season. now it's time for martin to try to get the gamecocks to move on. >> the fabric of our locker room hasn't fallen apart at other times when things have been more difficult in the past. i don't anticipate it falling apart now. >> carolina hitting the road today for its longest sec road trip of the year. they play at missouri 7:00 tomorrow. the game cox play missouri after their first -- gamecocks play after the first loss of the season, a blowout at alabama, did pretty well. usc beating the other tigers by 9 in columbia, the south carolina version earlier this year. martin, now looking at two name leaders, thornwell and carerra to lead usc to win number two against mizzou. >> our team will be as good as sed airious and mike want us to be. when they are connected with
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then they perform physically, and they make us a pretty good basketball team, and we will see as we continue to move forward these last three weeks of the season, but i can tell you that mica -- mike has had a heck after senior year up to this point. [ cheering ] >> and coming off a home win after the weekend against tennessee, a team that beat south carolina earlier this year. rocky top just happens to be where the usc women are tonight, looking to make a little history in the process. with a win in knoxville, carolina can clinch a tie for their third straight sec championship. that would be a first time that would happen in school history, the gamecocks also going for the first three-game win streak against the lady vols. the last time tennessee lost three straight games to a conference opponent, 1987. that was auburn, by the way, making history, not exactly the message dawn staley will
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>> we are not going to talk about, you know, winning the league, we are going to talk about playing better basketball, playing more disciplined basketball, and if we can get that part right, you know, the numbers will, you know, will be there for us in our favor. >> one number to update you on, gamecocks off to number three in the ap top 25, notre dame the number two spot after usc lost to uconn this time last week. and did you see this? professional dunker, that's his title, jordan kilgannon stealing the show last night, nba all-star game in jeans. called the scorpion dunk. looks like the guy jumps off a trampoline. when you have twain -- duwayne wade and the other all-stars going nuts from a dunk, that's a good sign. a good dunk contest. impossible to top that one, i think. >> yeah. i watched it. i wasn't really that impressed with the dunks. i mean, you know, i like the
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come out with the car, jump over the car and dunk it. dunks are good, but a little -- i was underwhelmed. >> i remember dominique wilkinson. that's going way back.
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>> we will be right back. >> john: get ready for a solid pocket of rain late tonight into early tomorrow, but it doesn't last very long, it should be clearing out soon after the morning commute. by afternoon, we are in the 60s, plenty of sunshine in the seven-day forecast, and i think you are going to like this. 70s this weekend. >> alicia: all right. you have been watching abc columbia news at 6:00. thanks for making us your choice for news. >> stay tuned for "world news tonight with david muir." see you back here for the news
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breaking news tonight. the travel chaos at this hour. a deadly mix of snow, ice and rain. more than 2,000 accidents. major travel delays. and at least six tornadoes reported, as this major system moves through, winter alerts from georgia, all the way up to maine. trump's tirade, taking aim late today at jeb bush and his brother, the former president, who was out on the trail for the
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>> the world trade center came down during your brother's reign. >> and what donald trump is now threatening to do. and epic battle under way over the supreme court. the death of justice antonin scalia, and now, the fight over his successor. the scare in the air. the passenger jet headed to new york, 252 people onboard. and the emergency in the cockpit. and, going to the dogs. seven new breeds competing at the westminster dog show tonight, and we'll take you right there. good evening. and it's great to have you with us here on a monday night. and it's a good thing for millions of americans this was a day off from work, because at this hour, a dangerous mix of snow and freezing rain is making driving treacherous. a storm 1,200 miles long, from the south, all the way up to the northeast. a pileup in pennsylvania on i-78. fedex trucks and cars manageled outside lebanon.

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