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year's dayhappy new year -- and welcome to 2016! good morning. thanks for waking up with sunrise. i'm allie spillyards. i'm caroline patrickis. it's 4:30 o'clock on this new year's day. nearly one million people packed into times square last night to ring in the new year -- and the celebration went off without any problems. here in the capital city -- a large crowd was on hand for the annual famously hot new year celebration. and despite some showers -- it was packed, with many coming out to see the headline performer lauryn hill.. we're also welcoming in some cooler temperatures to start the new year. let's get your early morning started with a look at your forecast. here's von gaskin. lows will fall into the 50s to begin the new year. expect a mostly cloudy new year's day with only a slight chance of showers and a touch cooler temperatures. the first weekend in january
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the clemson tigers are moving on to the
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clemson scored a big win last night in the orange bowl over o oahoma. the news 10 sports team has been with the team all week. let's head out to rick and joe now. 14 down and one to go. the number one ranked clemson tigers are 14 and oh after a very impressive win over the oklahoma sooners in the orange bowl so now clemson
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to the national championship game. and if they can become the first fbs team to win 15 games, they'll also add the second national championship inclemson tiger history. now they weren't perfect against oklahoma, but they were much better than n e sooners, and that't'all that matters. "the tigers make their first appearance in the college football playoffs. 7:32 this game featured some big hits by the tigers. shaq lawson levels ou quarterback baker mayfield. second quarter.....clemson quarterback deshaun watson rips off a run to the 50 yard line. the drive stalls, on fourth down andy teasdall back to punt....instead he passes to christian wilkins for a 31 yard gain to the oklahoma 13 yard line. that sets up a touchdown run by watson to make it 10 to three....watson finishes
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the sooners grab the lead late in the first half..mayfield to mark andrews for an 11 yard td.....oklahoma leads 17-16 at the half. third quarter....wayne gallman goes in from a yard out....clemson back on top 23-17. 10:15 the clemson defense remains aggressive....d.j. reader with a big stop. the tigers hold the sooners scoreless in the 2nd half and just 67 total yards rushing. 4:10 watson goes to the air and finds hunter renfrow. he takes it 35 ayards to put clemson up 30 to 17... 187 yards passing for watson with one td. 10:50 fourth quarter....gallman puts clemson up by 20 points 37 to 17. he finishes with 150 yards rushing and two touchdowns. the tigers win it 37 to 17 triggering a big new year's eve celebration. dabo swinney: "that's 17 in a row for us. it's the longest winning streak in the country and we've played alot of good teams in those 17 games. i'm proud of our team for their willingness to be coached, their willingness to prepare eaea and every week, each and every game, the mindset and the mentality that they come to work with. because it's special, it's uncommon. that's what i tell them all the time, when you do the common
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command the attention of the world" a very impressive win as clemson dominated on both sides of the ball. let's bring in joe gorchow. all the dreams the tigers had leading g p to this game... cannot compare to the moment clemson's enjoying right now. clemson's orange bowl champions. a title... which gives the tigers the opportunity to play for a national title. the key to the tigers convincing 37-17 win over the sooners tonight... a strong second half. co-offensive coordinator jeff scott saying in the locker room after the game... the tigers didn't just knock down the door in the second half... they blasted through it. clemson outscored o-u 21-0 in the final 30inutes. a thumping... that led to another blast.. of confetti on the field... to celebrate the orange bowl victory. t-shirts... reading won... not done... with the ultimate prize in sight. jayron kearse... holding his baby girl... thrilled to ring in the new year... with one of the sweetest victories in tiger history. a magical night... capping off a memorable 2015 in style. dabo swinney: "these guys are amazing. it's one thing to have a talented team, it's another thing to have a talented group of guys who care about each other and want to to serve each other. jayron kearse: "it's really special. we worked hard for this, and all this work to pay off it's a great feeling."
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"i can't tell you how it feels cuz i don't know how to fell yet. but to know that we get to play in the national championship is to be the same way, we're still hungry. this is a great win but at the end of the day, let's be honest this is a playoff game. we're headed to the championship now and we're gonna be focused and we're gonna be ready." dabo swinney: "we'll enjoy this, but then we'll fix our eyes on what's to play for the national championship. this is it. this is truly the biggest t me of the year." and rick what's interesting, a little story that happened a day before new year's eve. hide. guess what, rick, the sooners had no where to run as they got thrashed by clemson 37 to 17, and the tigers are the ones moving on to the national title game. the tigers definitely heard all that noise out there and they came into the
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bowl with attitude and took it out on the sooners. okay that's going to wrap it up p from miami gardens florida. now it's on to glendale arizona for the national championship game on january 11th. a lawyer for midlands medal of honor recipient kyle carpenter is now speaking
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run charges against him. carpenter is charged with hit and run for an accident with a man on foot at assembly and blossom streets in columbia. carpenter's lawyer butch bowers says at the time, carpenter thought the man wasn't hurt. according to columbia police, carpenter pulled over and turned on his hazard lights, but didn't get out of his vehicle or give help. the pedestrian was treated for injuries to his leg. carpenter received the medal of honor in june 2014 for his actions to save marines from an explosion in afghanistan. bowers says carpenter is grateful no one was seriously hurt and looks forward to working with young people---quote---"to make sure they stand up for what is right and take responsibility for their actions just as he has done." the investigation into a drowning on lake wateree continues at this hour. 68-year-old thomas brinson of ridgeway drowned yesterday morning off blackgum
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the county coroner says brinson was going down into the lake to try and get a well cover that had fallen in the water. when his wife came outside she couldn't find him. brett parker will stay in prison. he's the man convicted in a double murder at the ascot estates in irmo. wis has learned the state appeals court has rejected parker's appeal of his conviction. in 2013 parker was found guilty of murder and sentenced to life in prison for the killings of his wife tammy jo and business partner bryan capnerhurst. parker claimed the judge made mistakes in letting one expert witness testify and in giving instructions to the jury. wednesday, the appeals court ruled there were no mistakes sufficient to overturn his conviction. lawywers for the former north charleston policeman caught on video shooting a man have a new deal for handling evidence, like his uniform. a court order out thursday lays out the rules for sled to inspect the uniform michael slager was wearing at the time of the
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that includes checks for stains, cuts, defects or foreign material. slager's lawyers also want tests on his taser stun gun. slager says scott tried to take the taser from him before video shows slager shooting scott as scott ran away after a traffic stop. twtwseparate national news outlets have south carolina governor nikki haley on lists of politicians to watch in the next year- stoking speculation about life after the state house will whitson takes a look. talk of a political career beyond the south carolina state house for governor nikki haley isn't exactly new- her election from house rep to the governor's office brought her national attentntn. "haley is obiviously the first woman governor of south carolina and i think that would be appealing to the republican party." cnn listed haley among the nine politicians to watch in 2016- citing her response to the charleston church shooting, the debate over the confederate battle flag- and
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boosts to her national creditability. "she came through it from a political perspective looking very in control." haley has fielded questions about 2016 throughout 2015- first taking questions after her double digit reelection victory- each time, haley has expressed commitment to the state- but she did change did say she was open to discussions with presidential candidates on the vp seat during an event at washington's national press club. "if there is a time where a presidential nominee wants to sit down and talk, of course i'll sit down and talk." an offer to join the republican ticket isn't guaranteed- nor does it mean a guaranteed victory- but- limited to two terms- there is no chance for reelection when the governor's term is up- making washington an enticing option. "lindsey graham and tim scott are going to be in the senate for some time, it's not like there's a natural step for her after she leaves but governor haley was on
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-- but some areas already recieved some flood damage in the past few days. up next on sunrise -- a look at some of the problems caused for neighbors living near lake wateree break 1 a midlands lake is breaking
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in a good way. officials are keeping a close eye on lake wateree and the wateree river as the flood warning for that area continues. at the county administration building, officials are urging people to stay safe, especially around the affected areas right now, there's still a lot of areas underwater that normally wouldn't be. our chad mill has latest. it's a lot more water than tucker smith is used to. tucker smith "i mean, if you go over there to our dock, i mean, you can't even walk over there without waders on. it'll come up to your chest and shoulders." right now, his kerhsaw county home on lake wateree is an island. tucker smith
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and a half or two feet before it comes in the house." thursday afternoon, as the lake level rose inch by inch, he got prepared... tucker smith cut off at the breaker, and we were ready if water came in the house to get all the electrical stuff off the floor if we could get flashlights. things like that." duke energy says the lake is as high as it has been since 1989, when runoff from rain produced by hurricane hugo pushed the lake level to just shy of day putting signs out and warning. we've had social media." gene fafalkenberry, kershaw county's department of safety and emergency services director, is hoping the worst is over. but right now, water continues to spill over the dam a similar sight back in 1989 after hugo. dir. gene faulkenberry "looking at the radars and, hopefully, with the rain diminishing after today, we will
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river and the lake start to recede in the next several days maybe into next week. that'll be a big help if we can get some sunshine, and it'll dry some of this out." as emergency officials keep a watchful eye on the lake and river... tucker smith "we're going to try and stick it out for the night. we've got a back-up plan if we need to take a run out." ...smith is paying attention, too. chad mills reporting. on top of everything else, smith also had to deal with a water moccasin thursday. one swam up to the side of his house, and he had to chase it off with a golf club. all the more reason to be cautious around the flooded areas of kershaw and fairfield counties. most of the roads in newberry county are open again after some of them were closed by flooding. kings creek road off of highway 121 was one place where the barricades stayed up thursday. sheriff lee foster says some roads will have to be closely looked at for permanent
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the case is much the same in lexington county. several neighborhoods downstream from lake murray are feeling the impact... again. the water is close to several homes that were already damaged by october's floods. some of the homes on carinbrook drive are no longer inhabitable. a creek behind the homes feeds off lake murray. sce&g opened emergency spill gates yesterday morning --- as more water flowed down from the upstate. time now for a check of your forecast, here's von gaskin. lows will fall into the 50s to begin the new year. expect a mostly cloudy new year's day with only a slight chance of showers and a touch cooler temperatures. the first weekend in january will be dry and partly cloudy. break 2 vignette 1098 "junk drawer
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celebration and well wishes. amid concerns of terrorism..security was tight.but spirits remained high. sarah dallof has a look. new zealand was one of the first countries to ring in the new year.. setting the stage with fireworks from the sky tower. a similar display but different backdrop in city's harbor. where thousands gathered along the shore to watch. color filled the sky above hong kong... and in taiwan. where a fireworks show lasted more than five minutes. taking revelers well into 2016. singing and dancing brought a fresh twist to the forbidden city in beijing. the city's shopping and bar areas were part of a holiday security alert. in paris. celebrations were scaled back in the wake of the recent terror attacks and on-going concerns about safety. the annual fireworks show was
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a video presentation along the champs de elysee. big ben and the london eye featured prominently. in london's fireworks display. and perhaps the most famous countdown of l... in new york city where more than a million people packed times square to watch the iconic sarah dallof nbc news. it's a classic new year's resolution -- get fit. but up next on sunrise we'll take a look at a new but up next on sunrise we'll take a look at a new trend this year -- having a healthy mind.
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it's a new year... and many of us have vowed to develop healthy habits. the top new year's resolution historically is to lose weight
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to working out their minds. brian mooar explains. :20 millions of americans are hoping to wind down in 20-16. "meditation is becoming incredibly popular, you're seeing big ceos meditate, athletes meditate" according to a creative research designs study, more than half of americans meditate or are interested in meditation. and for good reason. "there are now over 1000 published studies demonstrating meditation's ability to improve your attention decrease your stress improve your productivity and more" meditation may be an ancient practice. but modern technology can help get you started. popular apps like "head space" aim to make meditation easier. and similar to the way fitness wearables track your body... now there's a device to track your brain: theemuse" brain sensing headband. "so muse actually has sensors on your forehead and behind your ears slips on
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glasses and sends your real brain data to your smartphone or tablet" the headband reads brainwaves to see when your brain is active or calm... and gives real-time feedback. "you're actually able to hear the sound of your own brain so you can take it from that crazy busy place to a place of clear focused attention in a way that's easy to do every day" finding your own personal calm within the storm. brian mooar, nbc news. the time is now 4:-- thanks for starting your day with news ten sunrise.
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days after the paris attacks, senators came together for a top-secret briefing on the terrorist threat... marco rubio was missing - fundraising in california instead. two weeks later, terrorists struck again in san bernardino... and where was marco? fundraising again in new orleans. over the last 3 years, rubio has missed important national security hearings and missed more total votes than any other senator. politics first: that's the rubio way. right to rise usa
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i'm caroline patrickis.
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year's day. happy new year! we want to wish all of you a safe, happy and healthy 2016! this is a look at the iconic new year's ball drop in times square in new york city. the 12-hundred pound crystal ball was powered by over 32-thousand led l lhts. some one million people gathered in new york city to celebrate the start of a new year. von gaskin is in for tim miller this morning. she has your first alert forecast. lows will fall into the 50s to begin the new yeaea expect a mostly cloudy new year's day with only a slight chance of showers and a touch cooler temperatures. the first weekend in january will be dry and partly cloudy. as many are welcoming resolutions this new year's day....
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tradition here in the midlands. our michal higdon is live at lizard's thicket this morning with the details on the best new year's day meal. this meal is said to bring luck and wealth for the coming year... and the dining room is empty now -- but in several hours lizard's thicket locations around the midlands will serve thousands of servings of the new year's day meal. i'm joined by sara krisnow with lizard's thicket to tell us a little bit more. lizard's thicket has 15 restaurants in the midlands and on jan. 1, 2016 it will serve thousands of servings of collard greens, black-eyed peas and pork chops.
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a traditional southern new year's day meal said to bring luck and wealth for the coming year. in all of its restaurants on jan. 1, 2015, lizard's thicket diners ordered 6,000 pork chops and 9,736 servings of black- eyed peas. the restaurant also sold 9,501 servings of fresh collard greens, all from rawls farm in lexington, s.c. everything is cooked fresh that day. new year's day is by far the biggest day of the year for lizard's thicket, so it's something they really have to prepare for. lizard's thicket just won a best of philanthropy award from central carolina community foundation for the large donations they've made over the years by doubling what their customers give to their donation boxes at the lizard's thicket cash registers. all the money that diners donate stays right here and lizard's thicket chooses a new local charity to donate to every two months. the restaurant does 40 percent of its business in the drive through, meaning that if you want to stay home and watch the bowl game and eat your traditional new year's day meal, that's totally possible! the clemson tigers are ringing in the new year as orange bowl
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the team beat the oklahoma sooners on new years eve 37 to 17. the tigers are now headed to the national championship game with an undefeated record. joe gorchow has a look at how the team is celebrating- and how they're preparing for the next big game coming up. a new year's eve celebration to remember. the tigers are orange bowl champions. a title which gives the tigers a chance to play for the national title. dabo- "these guys are amazing. i mean, again, it's one thing to have a talented team, it's another thing to have a group of guys who care about each other and want to serve each all the games the tigers had leading up to this point did not compare to the big
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the key to clemson's defensive victory a strong second half surge. clemson outscored the sooners 21 to nothing in the final 30 minutes. clemson dominated in the trenches on both sides. the tigers rushed for 312 yards. "we'll enjoy this, and then we'll fix our eyes on what's next."
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officials are keeping a close eye on lake wateree and the wateree river as the flood warning for that area continues. duke energy says the lake is as high as it has been since 1989, when runoff from rain produced by hurricane hugo pushed the lake level to just shy of 107 feet. gene faulkenberry, kershaw county's department of safety and kershaw county's department of safety and emergency services director, is hoping the worst is over. but right now, water continues
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dam. "looking at the radars and, hopefully, with the rain diminishing after today, we will start to see the river and the lake start to recede in the next several days maybe into next week. that'll be a big help if we can get some sunshine, and it'll dry some of this out." duke energy says, based on current conditions and projections, lake wateree will spill for several more days. they're working with local emergency officials to monitor the situation. von gaskin is in for tim miller this morning. she's getting your day started with your first alert forecast. lows will fall into the 50s to begin the new year. expect a mostly cloudy new year's day with only a slight chance of showers and a touch cooler temperatures. the first weekend in january will be dry and
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coming up on news 10 sunrise... it's new year's day and that means it's time for the iconic rose bowl game. we'll take a look at that plus all the other games scheduled for today. an ex-convict and alleged isis
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as an american, it's hard to hear that we have a serious hunger issue in our country. and as a parent, it's even harder to hear that one in 5 of our kids struggles with hunger, especially when billions of pounds of good food are wasted every year. feeding america is a nationwide network of food banks that helps provide billions of meals to families in need right in your community. visit feedingamerica.org to support feeding america and your local food bank.
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has been arrested and accused for planning an armed attack at a new york bar on new year's eve. 25-year-old emanuel lutchman went with an f-b-i informant to a walmart in rochester on tuesday to buy supplies for the operation. federal authorities arrested lutchman at his home earlier this week. authorities in munich, germany ordered two train stations shut down... based on a warning of an "imminent threat" of a midnight terror attack. police said the intelligence service of a friendly country told them about an isis plot for a new year's eve suicide attack. heavily armed security forces were seen at the main rail station. no attacks took place. paris canceled its usual new year's fireworks display. but crowds turned out for festivities amid heightened security. across the channel, big ben tolled the midnight hour.
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held a big fireworks celebration. and rio de janeiro held a new year's fiesta with 24 tons of fireworks to kick off brazil's olympic year. the mississippi river continues to cause widespread destruction throughout missouri and parts of illinois. officials say the river rose nearly 15-feet above flood stage throughout saint louis county. this is forcing back- ups in the rivers that flow into the mississippi... causing them to overflow and flood nearby homes. officials say there are no deaths or injuries reported, and several roads are beginning to re-open. lows will fall into the 50s to begin the new year. expect a mostly cloudy new year's day with only a slight chance of showers and a partly cloudy. the clemson tigers are heading
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championship game! after a big win over the sooners -- the tigers had their eye on the other semifinal game to see who their oponent will be. when the tigers take the field on january 11th -- they'll square off against the mighty alabama crimson tide. this year's national championship is in glendale arizona. here's how the late game unfolded. alabama and michigan state played after clemson in the cotton bowl. this game was an even bigger blowout. the spartans didn't score a point -- as alabama's offense exploded for 38 points behind two
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alabama will be looking for it's 4th national championship in 9 years under coach nick saban. the 127th annual rose bowl parade will kick off another day of bowl games this morning. it's an iconic festival of flowers, music and sports that's said to be unequaled from anywhere else in the world. participants in the parade have been putting the final touches on their grand floats over the past few days. the event is expected to feature 44 floats and hundreds of thousands of spectators. the rose bowl game features stanford out of the pac 12 and iowa out of the big 10. the game is at 5 o'clock on espn. the other two big games -- notre dame and ohio state will play in the fiesta state and ole miss play in the sugar bowl at 8:30. both those games are also on espn. we've got plenty more of today's top local and national stories. stay with us on this new year's
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news 10 sunrise. have a safe and happy 2016! 2015 marked a significant rise in traffic deaths in south carolina. there have been 942 deaths this year compared to 813 in 2014. this is a very despite a 1.3% state population growth rate in 2015, we have seen an 18% increase in the number of fatal crashes. so, what is causing this dramatic increase? some are attributing it to lower gas prices putting more people on our roads. more people on the roads also gives rise to more people making the wrong decisions behind the wheel. driving on our state's interstates and highways, you may have noticed electronic signs now displaying the same startling traffic death statistics. additionally, new television and radio ads try to hammer home the three top causes of traffic deaths in the state: drunk driving, speeding and not wearing seat belts.
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get your attention. slow down and use more driver discretion. the message is simple: use common sense when driving. don't drink and drive. and don't speed and force those driving around you to make quick lane changes to allow you to go even faster. and finally simply be a responsible driver. remember, it is a privilege to drive. that's my take. what's yours? it's the start of a new year and
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new laws in many states. texas will start allowing some firearm owners to carry handguns openly in public places. under the texas law, guns can only be carried by those with licenses and gun holsters. meanwhile, california has multiple new laws which tighten gun control. one law tightens a ban on firearms in and around schools while another will allow people to request that a judge order weapons be taken away from relatives who are believed to pose a threat. three top aides for republican candidate ben carson have resigned. campaign manager barry bennett and communications director doug watts stepped down. deputy campaign manager lisa coen has also resigned. carson, a retired neurosurgeon, has struggled in the polls since october when he was rivaling donald trump for the lead in the republican race. the state department says it
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fewer emails from presidential candidate hillary clinton than expected this month. over eight-thousand pages of clinton's emails - while she was secretary of state - were supposed to be released this week. but the state department says it will only be able to release 55-hundred pages. officials blamed the shortfall on the holidays and the amount of documents involved. tonya couch, mother of "affluenza" teen ethan couch, has officially been charged with hindering thth apprehension of a felon. texas officials set bail at one million dollars, and ordered her bail can only be paid in texas. tonya couch is currently in custody of the los angeles police department. that's where she ended up after being deported from mexico. president obama is expected to announce a new executive order on gun control. white house sources say the goal is to close the so-called "gun show loophole." it allows certain gun s slers to skip buyer background checks. the measure is also expected to provide funding for local law
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enforce existing gun laws. gun control advocates expect the president will reveal the plan at the state of the union address. apple is facing a class action lawsuit over its latest software upgrade. according to the lawsuit, the tech giant's ios-nine software update made iphone 4s phones slow, buggy and subject to crashes. apple promoted ios nine as being compatible with the iphone 4s and the suit is seeking five million dollars in damages. apple has not commented. lows will fall into the 50s to begin the new year. expect a mostly cloudy new year's day with only a slight chance of showers and a touch cooler temperatures.
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good morning. thanks for waking up with
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i'm caroline patrickis. i'm allie spillyards.
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day. we are waking up to a new year! we want to wish all of you a safe, happy and healthy 2016! this is a look at the iconic new year's ball drop in times square in new york city. some one million people gathered in new york city to celebrate the start of a new year. plus...the mississippi river rose nearly 15- feet above flood stage throughout saint louis it's forcing back-ups in the rivers that flow into the mississippi... causing them to overflow and flood nearby homes. officials sasathere are no deaths or injuries reported, and several roads are beginning to re-open. von gaskin is in for tim miller this morning. she's keeping an eye on your first alert forecast. lows will fall into the 50s to begin the new year. expect a mostly cloudy new the first weekend in january will be dry and partly cloudy. roads in newberry county are open again after some of them were closed because of flooding.
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of them were closed because of flooding. kings creek road off of highway 121 was one place where the barricades stayed up yesterday. sheriff lee foster says some roads will have to be examined for permanent damage. meanwhile, in lexington county,
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several roads being closed. the sheriff's department is reporting closusus in the one thousand block of hope ferry road to saluda river. the 200 block of crosby road and the 300 block of laura brodie road. officials are reminding everyone out traveling to be cautious while driving and to turn around when coming upon a road that's been flooded. the clemson tigers are ringing in the new year as orange bowl champions! the team beat the oklahoma sooners on new years eve 37 to 17. he tigers are now headed to the national championship game with an undefeated record. head coach dabo swinney says the team is enjoying their big win and are of course looking forward to the national championship. the team will play alabama on january 11th in glendale, arizona. a lawyer for medal of honor recipient kyle carpenter is defending carpenter from accusations of hit and run. carpenter was arrested for an incident on december 8th in which police say carpenter hit a man walking at assembly and
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left the scene. carpenter's lawyer released a statement saying carpenter didn't think the man was hurt. columbia police say carpenter pulled over and turned on his hazard lights, but didn't get out of his vehicle or give help. the pedestrian was treated for injuries to his leg. carpenter received the medal of honor in june 2014 for his actions to save marines from an explosion in afghanistan. authorities are investigating why an orangeburg county deputy shot a dog. deputies say they were responding to a shots fired call in the 700 block stilton road around 1:30 yesterday morning when they say a pit bull dog charged at them aggressively. one deputy shot the dog in the leg then realized it was on a chain. animal control took the dog to a local veterinarian. the dog is expected to make a full recovery. two gang members already locked up the alvin s. glenn detention center are facing charges for assaulting a guard there. investigators with the richland county sheriff's
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junior and brendan wallace threw urine on a guard while shouting gang slogans. they're now charged with criminal conspiracy, threatening life of a public employee and throwing bodily fluids on a correctional employee. deputies say this is the second round of arrests made at the jail involving gang members. a midlands lake is breaking records -- but not in a good way. officials are keeping a close eye on lake wateree and the wateree river as the flood warning for that area continues. our chad mills has the latest this morning. it's a lot more water than tucker smith is used to. tucker smith "i mean, if you go over there to our dock, i mean, you can't even walk over there without waders on. it'll come up to your chest and shoulders." righthtow, his kerhsaw county home on lake wateree is an island. tucker smith "we still got probably a foot and a half or two feet before it comes in the house." thursday afternoon, as the lake level rose inch by
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"you know, i know in talking to my dad and my uncle up here, you know, i made sure all the low outlets were cut off at the breaker, and we were ready if water came in the house to get all the electrical stuff off the floor if we could get it. / we've got lots of water in case the power goes out. flashlights. things like that." duke energy says the lake is as high as it has been since 1989, when runoff from rain produced by hurricane hugo pushed the lake level to just shy of 107 feet. dir. gene faulkenberry "we've had crews out most of the day putting signs out and warning. we've had social media." gene faulkenberry, kershaw unty's department of safety and emergency services director, is hoping the worst is over. but right now, water continues to spill over the dam a similar sight back in 1989 after hugo. dir. gene faulkenberer "looking at the radars and, hopefully, with the rain diminishing after today, we will start to see the river and the lake start to recede in the next several days maybe into next week. that'll be a big help
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it'll dry some of this out." as emergency officials keep a watchful eye on the lake and river... tucker smith "we're going to try and stick it out for the night. we've got a back-up plan if we need to take a run out." ...smith is paying attention, too. the thousand-year flood devastated south carolina - taking 19 lives and costing the state millions in damage. several people are still trying to rebuild their homes, even while more rain still falls on the state. as we transition to 2016 on this first day of the new year, we're taking a look back at the number one story of 2015 for our wis year in review. :01 "hundreds of rescues." "first responders are doing everything they can to try to help people and keep people safe." countless lives saved. "obviously first responders you guys are super heroes to us." "thank you for the heroic job
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enforcement have been doing for the last 24 to 48 hours." "these images we are seeing this morning for the first time are going to live in our minds for a very long time." lives forever changed. "we have lost everything, but the best thing is we still have our lives. we still have our lives." "we want to make sure we are doing all we can to get through this together and to get through it as safely as possible." heartbreaking destruction "it's devastating. just devastating. the whole neighborhood is devastated." from tragedy: new hope "i actually saw dawndy's broadcast last night so i brought over some blankets and clothes." "take a look at all of the bottled water that has been donated to the evacuees." the midlands: pulling together. "everybody is helping
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compassion." "it's been awesome to watch." south carolina: united by tragedy. "our goal is to make sure we recover and that we come out of this stronger than when we neighbors helping neighbors. "there are a lot of families that could use our help." "we can help in anyway we can." "it has been awesome to see how many people have been trying to help." and giving from their hearts. "there's so much community support here to help everybody here." "it's been amazing to see columbia people coming out and support one another." "we will get through this." "thank you so much for saving my life. cause if you weren't there i never would have made it." incredible stories of survival. "i am just thankful my parents are alive." "i said, 'dear lord are you taking me home right now?'" "i got it open - thank god - and not afraid to die.' i told him i was and we weren't going to die." even in the midst of it all, we
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together to help each other. this is definitely one story that will not be forgotten for years to come. we've got plenty more of today's top local and national stories. stay with us on this new year's day right here on news 10 sunrise. have a safe and happy 2016! lows will fall into the 50s to
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check your credit report. if you have debt, don't ignore - manage it to help rebuild your credit. if you have a big financial decision to make, don't rush it. instead, take the time to find the best deal for you. for more tips on setting and reaching your financialaloals, you can visit the safe spending credit and debt page on usa dot gov. if traveling more is on your resolutions list, you'll likely be checking into a hotel sometime this year. tripadvisor says there are three hotel amenities that are most important to american travelers. topping the list- 70 percent of american travelers must have air conditioning for their stay. next on the list in in-room wifi- 42 percent say it's a must. and rounding out the top three hotel amenities is parking. lows will fall into the 50s to
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expect a mostly cloudy new year's day with only a slight chance of showers and a touch cooler temperatures. the first weekend in january will be dry and partly cloudy. new research shows parents play
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role in reducing teen violence. nearly one quarter of teens in the study had been involved in a physical fight within the past year. focus group interviews revealed parents' attitudes about fighting had a significant impact on their children's behaviors. that's why experts say its crucial to involve families, and especially parents, in violence prevention programs. as many people prepare to shed some pounds this new year, researchers warn eating too much of a
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data from three new studies show diet. data from three new studies show people think heaahy foods are less filling, so they tend to order larger portions and eat more than the recommended serving size. food labels using the words 'lite' or 'healthy' also had a significant impact on people's judgment and eating habits. as many are trying new things going into 2016 -- there's one meal that will stay the same on new year's day. it's said to bring good luck and wealth throughout the year. after the break we're going to check in live with our michal higdon who is at lizard's thicket with the details. as we head into this new year, many will be wishing for good luck and wealth for 2016. days after the paris attacks, senators came together for a top-secret briefing on the terrorist threat... marco rubio was missing - fundraising in california instead. two weeks later, terrorists struck again in san bernardino... and where was marco? fundraising again in new orleans.
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rubio has missed important national security hearings and missed morortotal votes than any other senator. politics first: that's the rubio way. right to rise usa
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and there's a southern meal that's promised to bring just those things... our michal higdon is live at the lizard's thicket on beltline boulevard this morning with more. i'm told that this southern tradition consists of black beans, collard greens and pork chops. and i can smell it cooking from the kitchen. i'm joined by sara krisnow with lizard's thicket -- and sara you were telling me folks are preparing to serve more than 10-thousand people today. lizard's thicket has 15 restaurants in the midlands and on jan. 1, 2016 will serve thousands of servings of collard greens, black-eyed peas and pork chops. these dishes are all staples of a traditional southern new year's day meal
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and wealth for the coming year. in all of its restaurants on jan. 1, 2015, lizard's thicket diners ordered 6,000 pork chops and 9,736 servings of black- eyed peas. the restaurant also sold 9,501 servings of fresh collard greens, all from rawls farm in lexington, s.c. everytytng is cooked fresh that day. new year's day is by far the biggest day of the year for lizard's thicket, so it's something they really have to prepare for. lizard's thicket just won a best of philanthropy award from central carolina community foundation for the large donations they've made over thth years by doubling what their customers give to their donation boxes at the lizard's thicket cash registers. all the money that diners donate stays right here and lizard's thicket chooses a new local charity to donate to every two months. the restaurant does 40 percent of its business in the drive through, meaning that if you want to stay home and watch the bowl game and eat your traditional new year's day meal,
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new year's day with only a slight chance of showers and a touch cooler temperatures. the first weekend in january will be dry and partly cloudy. one lexington church is getting inovlved in a nationwide effort
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to young people with special needs. the harvest in lexington is one of 127 churches participating in night to shine, organized by the tim tebow foundation. the event has grown from 44 churches last year. from hair and makeup to dancing and dinner, guests get the total prom experience. and everyone is crowned king and queen. "the hope is we can turn night to shine on valentine's day weekend from a celebration of just romance into a celebration centered on god's love for people with special needs."
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a church, and as a volunteer pool of people, are ababe to show god's love, that these people with special needs would feel loved, feel appreciated, feel valued because they are." if you would like to volunteer or donate for night to shine, check out this story on wistv-dot- com for a link to contact the harvest church. no birthdays on the birthday board today... but don't forget to send us your birthdays! have a happy new year! send your birthday club pictures to: birthdayboard@wistv.com and specify the date in subject line. you can also mail photos to: birthday board po box 367 columbia, sc 29202 please give two weeks advanced
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fire engulfed a high- rise hotel in dubai on new year's eve. the hotel is just blocks away from the burj khalifa where dubai held a new year's eve fireworks celebration despite smoke from the fire. the building caught fire about three hours before the new year celebration. firefighters and police arrived at the site to help evacuate people and tend to the injured. 14 people were injured in the fire and no deaths were confirmed. happy new year! one million people gathered in times square to watch the waterford crystal balldrop to welcome 2016.
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powered by over 32-thousand led lights. in bethlehem, pennsylvania... the sight of a giant 'peeps' chick descending from the sky gave hundreds of people reasons to cheer. people in wisconsin rang in the new year with the big cheese drop. hundreds gathered to watch the 80-pound cheese wedge drop about 100 feet. here's one way to close out 2015. a couple from miami got hitched in times square on the countdown stage. alfredo and monica won a contest called 'the first couple of 2016.' they won round-trip tickets and other prizes toward the ceremony, which was seen by millions in the crowd and on t-v. the ceremony was presided over by men's clothing ceo george zimmer. the couple says they met through a mutual friend six years ago. the time is now
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happy new year -- and welcome to 2016! good morning. thanks for waking up with sunrise. i'm allie spillyards. i'm caroline patrickis. it's 6 o'clock on this new year's day. here in the capitit city -- a large crowd was on hand for the annual famously hot new year celebration. and despite some showers -- it was packed, with many coming out to see the headline performer lauryn hill.. we're also welcoming in some cooler temperatures to start the new year. let's get your morning started with a look at your forecast. here's von gaskin. a cool front has passed through the midlands and brought some changes to the area. new year's day: the front is
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coast therefore some widely scattered showers continue in the southern and extreme eastern midlands, those will clear out by midday. temperatures will "fall" to the upper 50s and low 60s by the afternoon. the first weekend in january will be dry and partly cloudy with highs in the upper 50s and low 60s, overnight lows will settle just above freezing. first alert traffic report the clemson tigers are ringing in the new year as
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the team beat the oklahoma sooners on new years eve 37 to 17. the tigers are now headed to the national championship game with an undefeated record. joe gorchow has a look at how the team is celebrating- and how they're preparing for the next big game coming up. a new year's eve celebration to remember. the tigers are orange bowl champions. a title which gives the tigers a chance to play for the national title. dabo- "these guys are amazing. i mean, again, it's one thing to have a talented team, it's another thing to have a group of guys who care about each other and want to serve each other." all the games the tigers had leading up to this point did not compare to the big game. the key to clemson's defensive victory a strong
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clemson outscored the sooners 21 to nothing in the final 30 minutes. clemson dominated in the trenches on both sides. the tigers rushed for 312 yards. "we'll enjoy this, and then we'll fix our eyes on what's next." clemon's next stop is glendale, arizona to play in the national championship game. as many are welcoming resolutions this new year's day.... thousands will be enjoying a southern
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our michal higdon is live at lizard's thicket this morning with the details on the best new year's day meal. this meal is said to bring luck and wealth for the coming year... and the dining room is empty now -- but in several hours lizard's thicket locations around the midlands will serve thousands of servings of the new year's day meal. i'm joined by robert williams, the lizard's
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lizard's thicket has 15 restaurants in the midlands and on jan. 1, 2016 it will serve thousands of servings of collard greens, black-eyed peas and pork chops. these dishes are all staples of a traditional southern new year's day meal said to bring luck and wealth for the comomg year. in all of its restaurants on jan. 1, 2015, lizard's thicket diners ordered 6,000 pork chops and 9,736 servings of black- eyed peas. the restaurant also sold 9,501 servings of fresh collard greens, all from rawls farm in lexington, s.c. everything is cooked fresh that day. new year's day is by far the biggest day of the year for lizard's thicket, so it's something they really have to prepare for. lizard's thicket just won a best of philanthropy award from central carolina community
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the large donations they've made over the years by doubling what their customers give to their officials are keeping a close eye on lake wateree and the wateree river as the flood warning for that area continues. duke energy says the lake is as high as it has been since 1989, when runoff from rain produced by hurricane hugo pushed the lake level to just shy of 107 feet. gene faulkenbnbry, kershaw county's department of safety and emergency services director, is hoping the worst is over. but right now, water continues to spill over the dam. "looking at the radars and, hopefully, with the rain diminishing after today, we will start to see the river and the lake start to recede in the next several days maybe into next week. that'll be a big help if we can get some sunshine, and it'll dry some of this out." duke energy says, based on current conditions and projections, lake wateree will
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days. they're working with local emergency officials to monitor the situation. von gaskin is in for tim miller this morning. she's getting your day started with your first alert forecast. a cool front has passed through the midlands and brought some changes to the area. new year's day: the front is parked close to the coast therefore some widely scattered showers continue in the southern and extreme eastern midlands, those will clear out by midday. temperatures will "fall" to the upper 50s and low 60s by the afternoon. the first weekend in january will be dry and partly cloudy with highs in the upper 50s and low 60s, overnight it's new year's day and that
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iconic rose bowl game. we'll take a look at that plus all the other games scheduled for today. an ex-convict and alleged isis supporter has been arrested and accused
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an armed attack at a new york bar on new
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25-year-old emanuel lutchman went with an f-b-i informant to a walmart in rochester on tuesday to buy supplies for the operation. federal authorities arrested lutchman at his home earlier this week. authorities in munich, germany ordered two train stations shut down... based on a warning of an "imminent threat" of a midnight terror attack. police said the intelligence service of a friendly countnt told them about an isis plot for a new year's eve suicide attack. heavily armed security forces were seen at the main rail station. no attacks took place. paris canceled its usual new year's fireworks display. but crowds turned out for festivities amid heightened security. across the channel, big ben tolled the midnight hour. london had tight security, but held a big fireworks celebration. and rio de janeiro held a new year's fiesta with 24 tons of fireworks to kick off brazil's olympic year. the mississippi river continues to cause widespread destruction
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officials say the river rose nearly 15-feet above flood stage throughout saint louis county. this is forcing back- ups in the rivers that flow into the mississippi... causing them to overflow and flood nearby homes. officials say there are no deaths or injuries reported, and several roads are beginning to re-open. a cool front has passed through the midlands and brought some changes to the areaea new year's day: the front is parked close to the coast therefore some widely scattered showers continue in the southern and extreme eastern midlands, those will clear out by midday. temperatures will "fall" to the upper 50s and low 60s by the afternoon. the first weekend in january
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partly cloudy with highs in the upper 50s and low 60s, overnight lows will sesele just above freezing. the clemson tigers are heading to the national championship game! clemson will play alabama on january 11th, in glendale arizona. the tigers punched their ticket
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oklahoma, behind a big night from quarterback deshaun watson, and running back wayne gallman. joe gorchow w oke with gallman after the game. the wayne train in full effect on new year's eve. wayne how does it feel to be orange bowl champions now one win away from a national title. "i can't tell you how it feels cuz i don't know how to feel yet. but to know that we get to play in the national championship is a dream all in itself." do you ever dream of dancing in confetti cuz tonight you get your chance to do it. "i never dreamt of this. no i didn't know that was going to happen, but it's crazy, all the hard work we put in is paying off." clemson's offense a little slow in the first half to get going, but then you got rolling with over 500 years for the 10th straight game. what was the key for your success on the ground tonight. "put the ball in me and deshaun's hands and see what happens" how long do you let this moment sink in before yoyostart turning the page to
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"we really can't let it sink in, we have to go and see how alabama and michigan state do." wayne we appreciate your time. wayne gallman, running back for clemson tigers. great night in the orange bowl as clemson wins 37 to 17. here's how the late game unfolded. alabama and michigan state played in the cotton bowl. this game was an even bigger blowout. the spartans didn't score a point -- as alabama's offense exploded for 38 points behind two touchdowns from heisman winner derick henry. alabama will be looking for it's 4th national championship in 9 years under coach nick saban. the 127th annual rose bowl parade will kick off another day of bowl games this morning. it's an iconic festival of flowers, music and sports that's said to be unequaled from anywhere else in the world. participants in the parade have been putting the final touches on their grand floats over the past few days. the event is expected to feature 44 floats and hundreds of thousands of
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the rose bowl game features stanford out of the pac 12 and iowa out of the big 10. the game is at 5 o'clock on espn. the other two big games -- notre dame and ohio state will play in the fiesta bowl at 1 o'clock. then the late game -- oklahoma state and ole miss play in the sugar bowl at 8:30. both those games are also on espn. up next on sunrise -- a look at your friday h hdlines. thanks for starting your morning with news 10. a cool front has passed through
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parked close to the coast temperatures will "fall" to the upper 50s and low 60s by the low 60s, overnight lows will settle just above freezing. it's the start of a new year and that means there are new laws in
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texas will start allowing some firearm owners to carry handguns openly in public places. under the texas law, guns can only be carried by those with licenses and gun holsters. meanwhile, california has multiple new laws which tighten gun control. one law tightens a ban on firearms in and around schools while another will allow people to request that a judge order weapons be taken away from relatives who are believed to pose a threat.
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candidate ben carson have resigned. campaign manager barry bennett and communications director doug watts stepped down. deputy campaign manager lisa coen has also resigned. carson, a retired neurosurgeon, has struggled in the polls since october when he was rivaling donald trump for the lead in the republican race. the state department says it will release fewer emails from presidential candidate hillary clinton than expected this month. over eight-thousand pages of clinton's emails - while she was secretary of state - were supposed to be released this week. but the state department says it will only be able to release 55-hundred pages. officials blamed the shortfall on the holidays and the amount of documumts involved. president obama is expected to announce a new executive order on gun control. white house sources say the goal is to close the so-called "gun show loophole." it allows certain gun sellers to
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the measure is also expected to provide funding for local law enforcement to enforce existing gun laws. gun control advocates expect the tonya couch, mother of "affluenza" teen ethan couch, has officially been charged with hindering the apprehension of a felon. texas officials set bail at one million dollars, and ordered her bail can only be paid in texas. tonya couch is currently in custody of the los angeles police department. that's where she ended up after being deported from mexico. the time is now 6:--. thanks for starting your day with news 10 sunrise. we are back with another half hour, in just a few minutes. good morning. thanks for waking up with
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i'm allie spillyards. it's 6:30 on this new year's day. we are waking up to a new year! we want to wish all of you a safe, happy and healthy 2016! this is a look at the iconic new year's ball drop in times square in new york city. some one million people gathered in new york city to celebrate the start of a new
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and -- the clemson tigers are ringing in the new year as orange bowl champions! the team beat the oklahoma sooners on new years eve 37 to 17. the tigers are now headed to the national championship game with an undefeated record. head coach dabo swinney says the team is enjoying their big win and are of course looking forward to t t national championship. the team will play alabama on january 11th in glendale, arizona. the rain is finally letting up this morning. let's get a check of your forecast with von gaskin. a cool front has passed through the midlands and brought some changes to the area. new year's day: the front is parked close to the coast therefore some widely scattered showers continue in the southern and extreme eastern midlands, those will clear out by midday. temperatures will "fall" to the upper 50s and low 60s by the afternoon. the first weekend in january will be dry and partly cloudy with highs in the upper 50s and low 60s, overnight lows will settle just above freezing.g. a midlands lake is breaking records -- but not in a good way.
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eye on lake wateree and the wateree river as the flood warning for that area continues. at the county administration building, officials are urging people to stay safe, especially around the affected areas right now, there's still a lot of areas underwater that normally wouldn't be. our chad mill has latest.
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tucker smith is used to. tucker smith "i mean, if you go over there to our dock, i mean, you can't even walk over there without waders on. it'll come up to your chest and shoulders." right now, his kerhsaw county home on lake wateree is an island. tucker smith "we still got probably a foot and a half or two feet before it comes in the house." thursday afternoon, as the lake level rose inch by inch, he got prepared... tucker smith "you know, i know in talking to my dad and my uncle up here, you know, i made sure all the low outlets were cut off at the breaker, and we were ready if water came in the house to get all the electrical stuff off the floor flashlights. things like that." duke energy says the lake is as high as it has been since 1989, when runoff from rain produced by hurricane hugo pushed the lake level to just shy of 107 feet. dir. gene faulkenberry "we've had crews out most of the day putting signs out and warning. we've had social media." gene faulkenberry, kershaw county's department of safety and emergency services director, is hoping the worst is over. but right now, water continues
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dam a similar sight back in 1989 after hugo. dir. gene faulkenberry "looking at the radars and, hopefully, with the rain diminishing after today, weweill start to see the river and the lake start to recede in the next several days maybe into next week. that'll be a big help if we can get some sunshine, and it'll dry some of this out." as emergency officials keep a watchful eye on the lake and river... tucker smith "we're going to try and stick it ...smith is paying attention, too. chad mills reporting. on top of everything else, smith also had to deal with a water moccasin thursday. one swam up to the side of his
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chase it off with a golf club. all the more reason to be cautious around the flooded areas of kershaw and fairfield counties. most of the roads in newberry county are open again after some of them were closed by flooding. kings creek road off of highway 121 was one place where the barricades stayed up thursday. sheriff lee foster says some roads will have to be closely looked at for permanent damage, even sinkholes. the case is much the same in lexington county. several neighborhoods downstream from lake murray are feeling the impact... again. the water is close to several homes that were already damaged by october's floods. some of the homes on carinbrook drive are no longer inhabitable. a creek behind the homes feeds off lake murray. sce&g opened emergency spill gates yesterday morning --- as more water flowed down from the upstate. a lawyer for medal of honor recipient kyle carpenter is defending carpenter from accusations of hit and run. carpenter was arrested for an incident on
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carpenter hit a man walking at assembly and blossom street, then left the scene. carpenter's lawyer released a statement saying carpenter didn't think the man was hurt. columbia police say carpenter pulled over and turned on his hazard lights, but didn't get out of his vehicle or give help. the pedestrian was treated for injuries to his leg. carpenter received the medal of honor in june 2014 for his actions to save marines from an explosion in afghanistan. authorities are investigating why an orangeburg county deputy shot a dog. deputies say they were responding to a shots fired call in the 700 block stilton road around 1:30 yesterday morning when they say a pit bull dog charged at them aggressively. one deputy shot the dog in the leg then realized it was on a chain. animal control took the dog to a local veterinarian. the dog is expected to make a full recovery. two gang members already locked up the alvin s. glenn detention center are facing charges for assaulting a
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investigators with the richland county sheriff's office say shawn eric moody junior and brendan wallace threw urine on a guard while shouting gang slogans. they're now charged with criminal conspiracy, threatening life of a public employee and throwing bodily fluids on a correctional employee. deputies say this is the second round of arrests made at the jail involving gang members. 2015 is a year south carolinians will never forget.
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two people can eat all this food for $9.99. -and it's all my favorites. -yeah. two coneys or two burgers, and two tots and two drinks. -yeah. -it's like i'm seeing double. totally. speaking of double... look. maybe they wanna hang out. -yeah, i'll talk to 'em. -just be cool. -i'll be cool. -no, you're not gonna be cool. (yells) you guys wanna hang out sometime? oh, man. i think i nailed it. see and eat double.
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and stop by for buy one get one free wings on monday nights. (clicks) the thousand-year flood devastated south carolina - taking 19 lives and costing the state millions in damage. several people are still trying to rebuild their homes, even while more rain still falls on the state. as we transition to 2016 on this first day of the new year, we're taking a look back at the number
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year in review. :01 "hundreds of rescues." "first responders are doing everything they can to try to help people and keep people safe." countless lives saved. "obviously first responders you guys are super heroes to us." "thank you for the heroic job you and other law enforcement have been doing for the last 24 to 48 hours." "these images we are seeing this morning for the first time are going to live in our minds for a very long time." lives forever changed. "we have lost everything, but the best thing is we still have our lives. we still have our lives." "we want to make sure we are doing all we can to get through this together and to get through it as safely as possible." heartbreaking destruction "it's devastating. just devastating. the whole neighborhood is devastated." from tragedy: new hope "i actually saw dawndy's broadcast last night so i brought over some blankets and clothes." "take a look at all of the bottled water that has been donated to the evacuees." the midlands: pulling together. "everybody is helping everybody."
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"it's been awesome to watch." south carolina: united by tragedy. "our goal is to make sure we recover and that we come out of this stronger than when we started." neighbors helping neighbors. "there are a lot of families that could use our help." "we can help in anyway we can." "it has been awesome to see how many people have been trying to help." and giving from their hearts. "there's so much community support here to help everybody here." "it's been amazing to see columbia people coming out and support one another." "we will get through this." "thank you so much for saving my life. cause if you weren't there i never would have made it." incredible stories of survival. "i am just thankful my parents are alive." "i said, 'dear lord are you taking me home right now?'" "i got it open - thank god - and got her out of the car." some lost everything. but escaped with their lives. "he said to me in the car, 'i'm not afraid to die.' i told him i was and we weren't going to die." even in the midst of it all, we saw people coming together to help each other.
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this is definitely one story that will not be forgotten for years to come. a cool front has passed through the midlands and brought some changes to the area. new year's day: the front is parked close to the coast therefore some widely scattered showers continue in the southern and extreme eastern midlands, those will clear out by midday. temperatures will "fall" to the upper 50s and low 60s by the low 60s, overnight lows will settle just above freezing.
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columbia celebrated the new year with the annual famously hot new year celebration. and there are many other iconic new year traditions around the nation. here's a look at some of the best. in the peach state -- a fitting celebration in atlanta with a giant peach counting down to 2016. how about this -- that's a giant moon pie high over the sky in mobile, alabama, an annual tradition. in bethlehem, pennsylvania, a giant peep rang in the new year, followed by a fireworks celebration. you may ask, why bethlehem? that's where the marshmallow treats are manufactured. and in seattle, people counted down the new year, by going up.
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space needle as the west coast welcomed in 2016. we still have plenty more of today's top local and national stories coming up next on sunrise. stay with us on this new year's eve. we'll be right back with more.
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anncr: when the attacks come here... ...the person behind this desk will have to protect your family. will he be impulsive and reckless, like donald trump? will he have voted to dramatically weaken counter-terrorism surveillance, like ted cruz? will he have skipped crucial national security hearings and votes just to campaign, like marco rubio? 27 generals and admirals support jeb bush. because jeb has the experience and knowledge to protect your family. right to rise usa is responsible
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nationwide effort to provide a prom experience to young people with special needs. the harvest in lexington is one of 127 churches participating in night to shine, organized by the tim tebow foundation. the event has grown from 44 churches last year. from hair and makeup to dancing and dinner, guests get the total prom experience. and everyone is crowned king and queen. "the hope is we can turn night to shine on valentine's day weekend from a celebration of just romance into a celebration centered on god's love for people with special needs." "it would be my hope that we, as a
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feel loved, feel appreciated, feel valued because they are." if you would like to volunteer or donate for night to shine, check out this story on wistv-dot- com for a link to contact the harvest church. a cool front has passed through the midlands and brought some changes to the area. new year's day: the front is parked close to the coast therefore some widely scattered showers continue in the southern and extreme eastern midlands, those will clear out by midday. temperatures will "fall" to the upper 50s and low 60s by the afternoon. the first weekend in january will be dry and partly cloudy with highs in the upper 50s and low
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just above freezing. as we head into this new year, many will be wishing for good luck and wealth for 2016. and there's a southern meal that's promised to bring just those things... our michal higdon is live at the lizard's thicket on beltline boulevard this morning with more. i'm told that this southern tradition consists of black beans, collard greens and pork chops. and i can smell it cooking from the kitchen. i'm joined by robert williams, the lizard's thicket operations manager lizard's thicket has 15 restaurants in the midlands and on jan. 1, 2016 will serve thousands of servings of collard greens,
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these dishes are all staples of a traditional southern new year's day meal said to bring luck and wealth for the coming year. in all of its restaurants on jan. 1, 2015, lizard's thicket diners ordered 6,000 pork chops and 9,736 servings of black- eyed peas. the restaurant also sold 9,501 servings of fresh collard greens, all from rawls farm in lexington, s.c. everything is cooked fresh that day. new year's day is by far the biggest day of the year for lizard's thicket, so it's something they really have to prepare for. lizard's thicket just won a best of philanthropy award from central carolina community foundation for the large donations they've made over the years by doubling what their customers give to their donation boxes at the lizard's thicket cash registers. all the money that diners donate stays right here and lizard's thicket chooses a new local charity to donate to every two months. the restaurant does 40 percent of its business in the drive through, meaning that if you want to stay home and watch the bowl game and eat your traditional new year's day meal, that's totally possible! the time is now . coming up, we'll have one final
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and weather. plus the headlines of the day. thanks for starting your day final check of your traffic and weather. plus the headlines of the day. thanks for starting your day
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xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxfire engulfed a high- rise hotel in dubai on new year's eve -- and the building is still smoldering this morning.
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from the burj khalifa where dubai held a new year's eve fireworks celebration despite smoke from the fire. the building caught fire about three hours before the new year celebration. firefighters and police arrived at the site to help evacuate people and tend to the injured. 14 people were injured in the fire and no deaths were confirmed. the start of the new year in china, also brings a new family policy. the one-child restriction in china is over. chinese couples are now allowed to have two children legally without any fines. the one child policy was in effect for 35 years to help slow a booming population. the mississippi river continues to cause widespread destruction throughout missouri and parts of illinois. officials say the river rose nearly 15-feet above flood stage throughout saint louis county. this is forcing back- ups in the rivers that flow into the mississippi... causing them to overflow and flood nearby homes. officials say there are no deaths or injuries reported, and several roads are
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the clemson tigers are ringing in the new year as orange bowl champions! the team beat the oklahoma sooners on new years eve 37 to 17. the tigers are now headed to the national championship game with an undefeated record. the team will play alabama on january 11th in glendale, arizona. a cool front has passed through the midlands and brought some changes to the showers continue in the southern and extreme eastern midlands, the first weekend in january
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