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it may not have been the tigers' night on monday, but head coach dabo swinney says his team's time is coming. "there no doubt that we'll be back. it won't be 34 years before we come back i promise you that. our team is built to sustain success. we've got the right ingredients from a toughness stand point, talent stand point and just the will to win and the culture that we have in our program." helping clemson's chances for next year is the return of standout quarterback deshaun watson. tight-end jordan leggett also announced after the game that he would return for his senior season. clemson is already ranked number one in an espn look ahead poll for next season. there was plenty dancing in the streets of tuscaloosa overnight. fans and students at the university of alabama couldn't contain their excitement for celebrating their school's 4th national title in 7 years. police were eventually brought in to help disperse the crowds, but officers say everything
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clemson fans gathered around the state -- and here in the midlands -- to watch the big game last night. but, in the end, it was fans of the crimson tide celebrating a national championship. this was the scene at hickory tavern in the vista. dozens of clemson fans who are part of the columbia clemson club showed up to watch. a handful of loud and proud bama fans did too. "clemson's a really good team. there's nothing to take away from that. you've got two really good teams here. it's not about the conferences. this is about two good teams, and alabama turned out to be the better team." "i didn't know if we'd be able it was phenomenal. it was all you could ask for. great game. both teams did an unbelievable job." one of the alabama fans said he hopes they don't see clemson again next season, because he expects the tigers will be just as good -- if not better. we will have much more coverage wrapping up clemson's run for the national
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including post-game reaction from coaches and the players ahead in our next half hour. plus -- our michal higdon will join us live from glendale at 6am with reaction from fans as clemson makes their way home from their historic journey. also making top headlines this morning -- much of the midlands is waking up to temperatures below freezing this morning. tim miller is in the first alert storm center with your wake up weather. clear and cold this morning as we start out in the upper 20s look for another day with lots of sunshine however, a cold front will be moving through the state by tonight, winds will start to pick and even though the temperature will reach the middle 50s, with a stiff northwest wind, it will feel chilly much of the day. tonight, clear , breezy and cold, lows in the upper 20s wednesday, sunny and cold. highs middle to upper 40s. forecast gets tricky by friday as low pressure is expected to develop in the gulf and track off our coast. and east. mostly cloudy friday and saturday with
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four people are facing charges in connection to an armed robbery in columbia. police have arrested deonte benjamin for the robbery that happened at the walmart on forest drive on december 26th. cpd says a man was robbed at gunpoint while he was trying to get into his car. no one was physically hurt during the robbery. mary mcmarva and erika dickerson are also being charged with accessory after the crime. another 15-year-old juvenile is being charged in the case as well. a crash in kershaw county has left one person dead.
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highway 601 near english road. south carolina highway patrol says a car ran off the left shoulder of the road, hit several trees, and caught on fire. the driver was not wearing a seatbelt and was trapped inside. no other vehicles were involved. richland county could soon step in to rescue pets from hot cars. tonight, county councilman jim manning will introduce a measure that would strengthen the penalties against people who leave pets in hot or cold unattended cars. right now, manning says there are some ordinances like that, but he says they're too broad and too open to interpretation. manning's motion would also authorize police to break into a car and rescue a suffering pet if the owner of the car can't be found. "it's just clear, definitive language to give authority, to give responsibility, and also to let folks know that we're serious about taking care of the pets in our county." manning's measure also spells out the fines for violators. manning expects the plan will be referred to committee once it's introduced
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in just a few weeks, the circus will be in town again--but some big changes will mean one of its signature acts will soon leave the stage. the parent company for ringling brothers barnum and bailey says starting in may--all its asian elephants will be moved to a conservation center in florida, and will no longer travel with the circus. the company had originally said that move would happen by 2018--but now say it will happen this year. until that time--it will be some of the last chances to see them perform with the ringling brothers circus. for the first time in 40 years, charleston has a new mayor. yesterday, john tecklenburg took the oath of office as he was officially sworn in at charleston city hall. tecklenburg takes over for joe riley--who was first elected in 1975. he decided not to seek another term in office. in his address yesterday, tecklenburg acknowledged riley's long commitment to the city--saying he has big shoes to fill. "as we gather here today to begin a new chapter in charleston history, there is much work to be done,
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together." "we've got a great new mayor and city council so,im so grateful that i had the opportunity to serve our city for a lengthy period of time. look forward to watching the great leadership here and continuing to work on my behalf as a private citizen, a reception was held following the inauguration. tecklenburg will preside over his first city council meeting today. tonight, governor nikki haley will take her message to a national stage following president obama's state of the union address. haley will deliver the republican response from the governor's mansion in columbia immediately following the president's speech. the honor is typically given to a rising member of the opposite party. and that state of the union speech will be president obama's last one. and with his final year in office, writing that last
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than his previous ones. we get more from karin caifa. --reporter pkg-as follows-- since i took office seven years ago, in the midst of crisis, i don't think i've ever been as optimistic about a year ahead as i am right now. just 12 days into the new year, president obama will deliver his state of the union address to congress, and the as i'm writing, i keep thinking about the road past seven years. the final state of the union address, poses unique challenges for a second-term, lame- duck president. despite enthusiasm -- great goals are reached step-by-step. my message to you tonight is, put on your work shoes; we're still on the job time is running short for legislative items, and with a president's legacy on the horizon, there's the danger of overpromising and underdelivering. matthew dallek is assistant professor at the george washington university graduate school of political management. he says president obama will likely forego a laundry list tuesday, and go bigger picture. talking about where the country
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policies that he haschampioned, and what has been the result, and then also what does he want to get done in his final year. another challenge for a final-year president -- i think hillary would be worse than obama. a lot of the republicans are kind of fact-adverse. this is why hillary clinton can't win in 2016. cutting through campaign noise, especially with a boisterous crop of candidates jockeying to succeed him. the goal-in-chief -- to set the table for a successor from his own party, which hasn't happened for either of the last two, two-term presidents. while technology has quickly changed how americans consume and react to the address, the president's delivery has remained the same. there's something important about the ceremony of it, as well, that even republicans and democrats can come together and listen - in most cases, politely - to a president, lay out his or her agenda. whether it's the first time -- one year ago, i took office...
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in washington, i'm karin caifa you can catch the president obama's final state of the union right here on wis...starting at 9 pm. this week--democratic presidential candidate bernie sanders will be back in the midlands, as he launches a tour of historically black colleges and universities. on thursday, sanders will be at the vaughan fine arts center at sc state. the stop is just one of eight hbcu's on sanders' itinerary. doors open at 6:30--the event will be at 7. it is free to the public. taking a look at the national polls--sanders is closing the gap with frontrunner hillary clinton in iowa. the caucuses are just three weeks away--and the numbers for both the democrats and republicans now look like a nail-biter. we get the latest from brian mooar. in danger of losing iowa and new hampshire to bernie sanders ... hillary clinton is calling for ground support. sot/ hillary clinton presidential candidate :08-:14
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sign up to go to your caucus." and she's intensifying her air war on the gop pack. nats sot: clinton ad :15-:22 "one of these republicans ... " "carpetbomb them into oblivion graphic the latest poll numbers show clinton and sanders within the margin of error in iowa ... and sanders leading in his neighbor-state, new hampshire. the battle between establishment and outsider candidates also reflected on the republican side ... graphic where donald trump and ted cruz are locked in a fight for first in iowa in the latest nbc news/wall street journal/marist poll. trump - taking aim again today on the canandian-born cruz's electoral eligibility. sot/ donald trump presidential candidate :50-:54 "you can't have a nominee who's subject to being thrown out as a nominee." and he's hammering hillary clinton's potential weak spots - including her private email server. sot/ donald trump presidential candidate 1:00-1:05 "please fbi, please, go after hillary - i want to run against grabs. audio outcue: "brian mooar, nbc news, washington." and when the republican
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this thursday--two candidates will be noticeably absent. carly fiorina and senator rand paul did not qualify for the main debate on fox business network. this isn't the first time that paul hasn't made the cut. and he now says he'll boycott the event. fiorina will join the two other lower polling candidates--mike huckabee and rick santorum in the undercard debate earlier in the evening. seven of the top polling candidates will be on the main debate stage. coming up... a recent u-s military air strike hits an unusual target. why the air strike is said to break 1 developing this morning... the death of an american woman living abroad in
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we get the latest on the case from reid binion. italian prosecutors say they aren't ruling out any suspects in the death of
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woman in florence this weekend. police are treating the death of 35-year-old ashley olsen as a homicide the vibrant, young artist from florida was last seen at a night-club late thursday evening. the following day, a gruesome discovery. "her body was found after her boyfriend, with whom she had an with bruises and scratches around her neck. italian news agency ansa reports that she was strangled.... ...but officials are waiting for autopsy results to release the cause of death. the artist left behind a string of cryptic messages on her instagram account... perhaps potential clues in october, she wrote, "i have a stalker," hash-tag "stalker alert." and, before her death, her final, post captured graffiti reading "kiss me hard before you go." the case is drawing comparisons to another murder mystery involving an american living in italy. exchange student amanda knox, whose 20-09 conviction for the murder of her roommate was overturned in 20-11. the prosecutor's handling of that case drew broad criticism in the u-s. c-n-n legal analyst paul callan says he hopes this case will be different. "i'd like to see a thorough
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investigation this time. amanda knox was a tragic destruction of a young americans life by shoddy police work." i'm reid binion, reporting. the u-s military is highlighting an air strike on an unusual isis target. on sunday, officials hit a building in iraq that they say contained huge amounts of cash..... which isis was using to pay its troops. u-s defense officials couldn't say exactly how much money was in the building... but described it in the millions. officials said the strike was extremely dangerous... and it put a lot of civilians at risk. clear and cold this morning as we start out in the upper 20s look for another day with lots of sunshine however, a cold front will be moving through the state by tonight, winds will start to pick and even though the temperature will reach the middle 50s, with a stiff northwest wind, it will feel chilly much of the day.
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cold, lows in the upper 20s wednesday, sunny and cold. highs middle to upper 40s. forecast gets tricky by friday as low pressure is expected to develop in the gulf and track off our coast. position of the low and its track will determine how much rain we receive, thinking bulk of the rain remains to our south and east. mostly cloudy friday and saturday with a 30%-40% chance of showers. highs in the middle to upper 50s. things looking much colder again by next week. break 2 a cold front will be moving through the state by tonight, winds will start to pick and even though the temperature will reach the middle 50s, with a stiff northwest wind, it will feel chilly much of the day.
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cold, lows in the upper 20s wednesday, sunny and cold. highs middle to upper 40s. forecast gets tricky by friday as low pressure is expected to develop in the gulf and track off our coast. position of the low and its and east. mostly cloudy friday and saturday with a 30%-40% chance things looking much colder again by next week. break 2 a minnesota man received
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after building an organ out of snow in efforts to find a kidney donor. he finally got the life- saving transplant...but now has a new mission. adrienne broaddus reports from minnesota. hillside trail in cottage grove is now home to something new. while his neighbors slept jim gorbunow chiseled away. "i feel like kevin has found a home and this just kind of symbolizes that" to understand the home behind this kidney snow sculpture we must look back to the
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"running on empty now." then, he needed of a new kidney to live. so he and his brother created kevin - the snow kidney. next to the sculpture, a wanted sign for a donor. jim's message went viral... this picture of jim was take last march - after he received his kidney transplant. but that hasn't stopped his mission to save others in need of the organ. "i'm kind of hoping that by doing this there are those people who come through that don't know me and they see this and they at least think about it or think twice about it" "we live down the street and so we've been wondering what this guy has been doing this whole time!" "but by having the word donate next to it i feel like it ties the two together" gorbunow is a spokesperson for
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he said he is concerned about the number of people living with kidney disease. finding out if your kidneys are healthy is simple...ask your doctor for a urine or blood test. a government task force is again creating controversy after releasing recommendations on what the appropriate age is for women to start getting screened for breast cancer. the u.s. preventative services task force is recommending women get a mammogram every other year starting at age 50. it says women in their 40's should make their own choice--contrary to other health groups that urge women to get mammograms every year starting at age 40. the new recommendations do not apply to those with a strong family history of breast cancer or other major risk factors. it's definitely a cold one outside this morning... but not quite as cold as this! why the defrost button may not be enough to save this icy car. break 3 clear and cold this morning as we start out in
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look for another day with lots
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a cold front will be moving through the state by tonight, winds will start to pick and even though the tonight, clear , breezy and cold, lows in the upper 20s wednesday, sunny and cold. highs middle to upper 40s. forecast gets tricky by friday track will determine how much rain we receive, thinking bulk of the by next week. the record-breaking powerball prize continues to grow ahead of wednesday night's drawing. but even if you don't win the big prize, you could still win money from the lotto and not even know it. mary moloney explains. have a powerball ticket? you'd better check it carefully. there may be a million-dollar winner in this week's powerball lottery -- who will never know they won. every year -- about 2 billion dollars in lottery prizes go unclaimed. many of those tickets are worth between one dollar and 5 dollars. but some people never realize that they may have a life-changing prize in their pocket. roughly 114 prizes worth 1 million dollars or more went unclaimed in 2015 -- according to the developers of lotto lotto.
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you have a winning ticket -- big or small. another app to download -- lottery hub. it's the official app for the mega millions and powerball games. are you in an office pool? there's an app for that too. lottery pool boss helps people keep track of who's in which pool and who's paid what. the free android app also displays winning numbers. so the next time you get that quick pick -- remember to check your apps. for consumer watch -- i'm mary moloney. forget the ice scraper, this car owner is going to need a blow torch. icy water from lake erie, snow, rain and heavy winds created this "carcicle." the vehicle was spotted parked along route five in hamburg, new york....that's near buffalo. a lake effect snow band was dumping about two inches of snow per hour on the region yesterday. the severe weather canceled classes for several schools monday. the time is now 4:-- thanks for starting your day with news ten
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their all on the field against the alabama crimson tide, but suffered a close loss. highlights are reaction from the historic game. plus... lawmakers are heading back to the state house today to attack a number of legislative issues. we've live at the state house with what's expected to be discussed. plus... a look at today's weather. it's tuesday, january 12th. and news 10 sunrise starts right now. good morning. thanks for waking up with sunrise.
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i'm sam bleiweis. len kiese has the morning off. it's five o'clock on this tuesday, january 12th. it was a celebration for the alabama crimson tide, and a heartbreaker for the clemson tigers. 'bama was crowned with college football's highest honor last night. the crimson tide beat the tigers 45 to 40, and took home their fourth championship in seven seasons. it was an intense game between both the crimson tide and the tigers. joe gorchow has an in- depth look at highlights from the game that handed clemson its first loss of the year. championship night in the desert... the clemson tigers ready to roar against the alabama crimson tide. === first quarter... deshaun watson... with time... the perfect pass to hunter renfrow in the endzone. tigers lead 14-7 on renfrow 2nd td grab of the game. === tied at 24 in the third... when bama create mass confusion... the onside kick... clemson swept away by the tide. bama recovers the onsides kick. === a huge turning point... less than a minute later...
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coverage... or lack there of... oj howard running free in arzona. 51 yard td connection. === alabama up 38-27... late fourth... watson... keeping the dream alive. don't stop the orange now... artavis scott to the house. clemson within five. === the dagger delivered by the heisman trophy winner... he just gets the ball over the goal line... with 1:07. closer look... ball just breaks the plane. and clemson would add a late score... tigers lose... 45-40. alabama is expected to hold a s conference at noon eastern time. head coach nick saban and some of the crimson tide p we will have much more coverage wrapping up clemson's run for the national championship including post-game reaction from coaches and the players ahead in about 10
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plus -- our michal higdon will join us live at 6am from glendale with reaction from fans as clemson makes their way home from their historic journey. a brisk start for those waking up in the midlands today. but, temperatures are expected to warm up later. tim miller has your first alert forecast. expect a dry forecast through thursday with another shot of cold air late tuesday. highs return to the mid 50s today with windy conditions by afternoon and evening. lows will fall into the upper 20s. mostly sunny wednesday with highs near 50 degrees. the next chance of rain arrives friday and
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state lawmakers are heading back to the state house today with a long list of issues to tackle. be in the capital city as the legislative session gets underway. while the governor will be in the national spotlight tonight, she'll deliver the republican response to the president's state of the union address from the governor's mansion. haley has said she will not specifically respond to the president's speech, but instead give an address of her own. president obama's final state of the union address is expected to hit on issues like economic recovery, reforming gun laws and the fight against terrorism. the white house has released a list of people who will be in the first lady's box which includes staff sergeant spence stone, one of the men who prevented a terror attack on a paris-bound train last month. there will also be an seat empty next to first lady michelle obama to represent all victims of
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presidential candidates bernie sanders and ted cruz will both attend. after his trip to washington, democratic sanders will be back in the midlands this week, launching a tour of historically black colleges and universities. on thursday, sanders will be at the vaughan fine arts center at sc state. it's one of eight stops on sanders' itinerary. doors open at 6:30 and the event starts at 7. it is free to the public. tonight richland county leaders are expected to address some big changes for the county's penny sales tax program. councilman seth rose has proposed a three-point plan in the wake of a department of revenue report raising questions about fraud and public corruption. under rose's proposal the county would repeal what's known as a significant purchase ordinance. the proposal would also shift funding for hiring small local businesses to the county's general fund. state revenue investigators say the current method has allowed penny tax money to be used illegally for non-transportation projects. state lawmakers are heading back to the state house today with a long list of
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our caroline patrickis joins us live from the state house with mary & sam - state lawmakers will have a lot to tackle this year, and at the forefront will likely be our state's crumbling roads and bridges. the big question as they walk into work this morning -- does the state have enough money to pay for the road repairs without a gas tax increase? and how soon will representatives and senators come to an agreement? there was a big push in the last legislative session which died after the senate blocked a proposal to increase gas taxes to fix roads. now - it's an even bigger issue this year after the october floods took a major toll on much of the state's infrastructure. during last week's legislative workshop some lawmakers are optimistic though and expect a road repair plan to pass the senate by mid-february... others agree it will happen but could take longer. "i think that we will and i think there's going to be a lot more appetite in the senate this year for reforms to the dot and because of that, i think there's a very high prospect of getting a bill out relatively quickly and back over to the house."
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the senator from beaufort but i think we will set it up before the end of the year." still, a possible gas tax increase is likely to be at the center of debate. right now sc drivers pay 16.75 cents in taxes per gallon, and it's been that way for nearly 30 years. the question is can the house and senate overcome differences between their proposals and would the governor sign a bill that doesn't meet the exact criteria she laid out last year. now, another big issue lawmakers will look to tackle during the session -- funding education. i'll have more on that in our next half hour. live at the state house, i'm caroline patrickis, back to you. and tim miller's getting your day started with your
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expect a dry forecast through thursday with another shot of cold air late tuesday. highs return to the mid 50s today with windy conditions by afternoon and evening. lows will fall into the upper 20s. mostly sunny wednesday with highs near 50 degrees. the next chance of rain arrives friday and saturday! next on news 10 sunrise... it was a heartbreaker for clemson fans and a
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we're going to check in with sports director rick henry who has a look at how the crimson tide pulled away from clemson in the last half of the game. if you're just waking up this
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clemson tigers are hcarolina after a challenging run for
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honor. in the end, the alabama crimson tide ended up beating the tigers, 45 to 40. it was close heading into the 4th quarter -- when some special teams plays flipped the script. sports director rick henry has more from glendale.. the clemson tigers put up a great fight in the desert against the legendary alabama crimson tide. unfortunately they couldn't avoid two knockout punches delivered by the alabama special teams. fourth quarter....alabama has tied the score at 24 with a field goal. alabama gambles with an on-side kick....the crimson tide cash in recovering at the 50. two plays later...jake coker connects with o.j. howard...bama leads by seven. dabo swinney "great play by them, it was a great kick he put it in a great spot and did a great job going to get it. but then we followed it up with a bust for a touchdown. so it was kind of a combination of mistakes." then after clemson pulls to
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with a field goal.....bama pulls away when kenyan drake takes the kickoff back 95 yards to give the tide an 11 point lead. that cushion allows them to survive a clemson offensive attack that put up 550 yards and 40 points. the tigers know bama's big special team plays were the difference between winning and losing. deshaun watson "it's a turning point in the game. they took it to the house and made a great play, and that kinda shifted the game. they made a good play on that." dabo swinney championship football is a game of a few plays, and that's really what this one came down to is just a few plays. and give them credit for that. the tigers 17 game winning streak is snapped. they have now lost 13 straight games to alabama. despite the disappoint,ent in the desert....clemson had a great season finishing 14 and one, on the. road with the tigers in glendale, arizona....rick henry...wis news ten sports. don't forget to visit our website at wis tv dot com for more coverage regarding the
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following the news of david bowie's death yesterday, fellow musicians and fans came out in support of one of the first trendsetting pop stars. the 69-year-old singer died from his 18-month battle with cancer late sunday night. fans have been placing all types of memorabilia on his hollywood star. a wreath for bowie was also placed right next to his star. bowie was said to be one of the most influential musicians of his era. four people have been confirmed dead after a reported home explosion in northern ohio. it happened late last night in the town of northfield, which is about 20 miles south of cleveland. among those dead are a family of four. fire officials are investigating the cause of the explosion. the victims' names have not been released. at least two dozen people in newark, new jersey are
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new jersey transit bus hit a tree. police say the bus was traveling from newark liberty international airport. 31 people were reportedly injured, but all are expected to recover. police are still investigating the cause of the incident this morning. they say the driver has not been charged. one car in buffalo, new york needed more than an ice scraper. this car was parked along lake erie overnight into monday. the waves splashed up and over the rails... spraying the side of the car. rolled in, the car became coated with several inches of ice. the other side of the car, which hardly got splashed, had very little ice on it. looks like old-man winter left a nice ice sculture for everyone to see. just into the alert center this morning... the government of istanbul is reporting 10 people dead from an explosion in the city's popular tourist area. turkish media reporters say the cause of the explosion was not immediately known. several police and paramedics were sent to the area where nearly 15 people
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police sealed the area, barring people from approaching in case of a second explosion. turkey suffered two major bombing attacks last year. more than 30 people were killed in an islamic state suicide attack in the town of suruc, near turkey's border with syria, in july. expect a dry forecast through thursday with another shot of cold air late tuesday. highs return to the mid 50s today with windy conditions by afternoon and evening. lows will fall into the upper 20s. mostly sunny wednesday with highs near 50 degrees. the next chance of rain arrives friday and saturday! coming up on news 10 sunrise... new developments in the near-death drug overdose case of former nba star lamar
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facing charges, after an incident at a nevada brothel back in october of last year. president obama will deliver his
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the union address to a joint session of congress tonight. president obama will speak about the economic recovery, the need to reform gun laws and the fight against terrorism. governor nikki haley will later deliver the
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the republican presidential debate on in charleston thursday will now feature seven candidates on the prime- time stage. two candidates will be noticeably absent. carly fiorina and senator rand paul did not qualify for the main debate. senator paul has now vowed to boycott the event. fiorina will join mike huckabee and rick santorum in the so-called undercard debate earlier in the evening. donald trump, ted cruz, marco rubio, ben carson, chris christie, jeb bush and john kasich will take the main stage. sergeant bowe bergdahl will appear in a north carolina court today. bergdahl faces charges of desertion and misbehavior before the enemy following his disappearance from his base in afghanistan in june 2009. he was captured by the taliban and was held captive for nearly five years. bergdahl was released in may 2014 as part of a prisoner swap in exchange for guantanamo bay detainees. he didn't enter a plea when he was arraigned. the mother of "affluenza" teen ethan couch is expected to be released from jail this morning.
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bond after a judge granted a petition to have it lowered. her bond was originally set at one million dollars. it was lowered yesterday to 75-thousand dollars. she is charged with hindering the apprehension of a felon after she and her son fled to mexico. that violated ethan couch's probation for a 2013 dui crash. prosecutors say no charges will be filed against former nba star lamar odom. this, after his near fatal drug overdose at a nevada brothel back in october. the 36-year-old had to be rushed to the hospital after he was found unconscious at 'the love ranch.' authorities say a blood sample shows odom had cocaine in his system. but prosecutors say they couldn't prove possession, or that odom took the drug while he was in their jurisdiction. expect a dry forecast through thursday with another shot of cold air late tuesday. highs return to the mid 50s today with windy conditions by afternoon and evening. lows will fall into the upper 20s. mostly sunny wednesday with highs near 50 degrees. the next chance of rain arrives
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coming up on sunrise at 5:30... are you hungry? stick around for our next half hour. mcdonald's is bringing a little something new to the table. but, you may have to travel overseas to find it. what the company is doing as it looks to expand its brand...
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the time is now 5:--. we are back with another half hour, in just a few minutes. thanks for starting your day with news 10 sunrise. good morning. marco rubio. he ran for senate saying he opposed amnesty... then he flipped, and worked with liberal chuck schumer to co-author the path to citizenship bill. he threatened to vote against it.
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he supported his own dream act and then he abandoned it. marco rubio. just another washington politician you can't trust. jeb bush. he's a leader, so you always know where he stands. right to rise usa
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thanks for waking up with sunrise. i'm sam bleiweis.
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i'm mary king. it's 5:30, on this tuesday, january 12th. this year's national championship was an emotional rollercoaster for both the clemson tigers and the alabama crimson tide. in the end, it was alabama walking off the field as champions once more. deshaun watson and the tigers gave the crimson tide the fight of their lives. bama earned its fourth title in the last 7 years with a 45 to 40 victory. it may not have been the tigers' night on monday, but head coach dabo swinney says his team's time is coming. "there no doubt that we'll be back. it won't be 34 years before we come back i promise you that. our team is built to sustain success. we've got the right ingredients from a toughness stand point, talent stand point and just the will to win and the culture that we have in our program." the return of standout quarterback deshaun watson is helping clemson's chances next year. tight-end jordan leggett announced that he would the return of standout
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helping clemson's chances next year. tight-end jordan leggett announced that he would return for his senior season. clemson is already ranked number one in an espn look ahead poll for next season. meanwhile, here in the midlands, a brisk start for those waking up. but, temperatures are expected to warm up later. tim miller has your first alert forecast. expect a dry forecast through thursday with another shot of cold air late tuesday. highs return to the mid 50s today with windy conditions by afternoon and evening. lows will fall into the upper 20s. mostly sunny wednesday with highs near 50 degrees. the next chance of rain arrives friday and saturday!
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the clemson tigers definitely had an historic run this season with their attempt at going 15 and 0 in last night's national championship. but the alabama crimson tide proved to be a force to be reckoned with as the team handed the tigers their first loss. heisman trophy winner and crimson tide running back derrick henry rushed for 158 yards and three touchdowns. that included a late game touchdown to secure the
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head coach nick saban says he's proud of his team and the work they put in to earn college football's highest honor. "i really wanted to do the best i could do for this team probably as much as any team i've ever coached because i really wanted them to have the opportunity to win this game." alabama is expected to hold a s conference at noon eastern time. head coach nick saban and some of the crimson tide players are expected to talk about their historic win. clemson fans gathered around the state and here in the midlands to watch last night's big game. in the end, it was fans of the crimson tide celebrating a national championship. this was the scene at hickory tavern in the vista. clemson fans who are part of the columbia clemson club showed up to watch. a handful of loud and proud bama fans did too. "clemson's a really good team. there's nothing to take away from that. you've got two really good teams here. it's not about the conferences. this is about two good teams, and
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the better team." "i didn't know if we'd be able to make the plays, but we ended up making it. it was great coaching on both sides. it was phenomenal. it was all you could ask for. great game. both teams did an unbelievable job." one of the alabama fans said he better, than this year. better, than this year. we will have much more coverage wrapping up clemson's run for the national championship ahead in our next half hour. that's when our michal higdon will join us live from glendale state lawmakers are set to return to the state house today with a long list of bills and top agenda items to take care of in 2016. top of that list -- the state's crumbling roads and bridges. lawmakers will be looking to determine if the state has enough money to pay for road repairs without a gas tax increase.
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top of the list with an order from the state supreme court for lawmakers to find way to bring standards in rural schools in line with other higher-performing districts. our caroline patrickis will have more on that in a live report from the state house in about 10 minutes. cayce city leaders have officially re-opened phase four and the timmerman trail along the cayce riverwalk. phase 1, 2 and 3 remain closed this morning as parks department crews continue to clean-up after the most recent flooding there. cayce leaders say they hope to have phase one re-open sometime later today. richland county could soon step in to rescue pets from hot cars. tonight, county councilman jim manning will introduce a measure that would strengthen the penalties against people who leave pets in hot or cold unattended cars. right now, manning says there are some ordinances like that, but he says they're too broad and too open to interpretation. manning's motion would also authorize police to break into a car and rescue a suffering pet if the owner of the car can't be found. usc will be holding their annual martin luther king, junior commemoration breakfast this morning.
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stadium. doors are expected to open at 7:30 this morning, and the breakfast runs from 8 to 9:15. usc started the breakfast to honor king's life and legacy. usc is one of the first major universities in the south to honor him. four people are facing charges in connection to an armed robbery in columbia. police have arrested deonte benjamin for the robbery that happened at the walmart on forest drive on december 26th. cpd says a man was robbed at gunpoint while he was trying to get into his car. no one was physically hurt during the robbery. mary mcmarva and erika dickerson are also being charged with accessory after the crime. another 15-year-old juvenile is being charged in the case as well. a crash in kershaw county has left one person dead. the crash happened monday afternoon on highway 601 near english road. south carolina highway patrol says a car ran off the left shoulder of the road, hit several trees, and caught on fire. the driver was not wearing a seatbelt and was trapped inside. no other vehicles were involved.
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tomorrow's powerball jackpot has rose to a number so large... that some billboards cannot even the largest cashout in powerball history. expect a dry forecast through thursday with another shot of cold air late tuesday. marco rubio. he ran for senate saying he opposed amnesty... then he flipped, and worked with liberal chuck schumer to co-author the path to citizenship bill. he threatened to vote against it. and then voted for it. he supported his own dream act and then he abandoned it. marco rubio. just another washington politician you can't trust. jeb bush. he's a leader, so you always know where he stands.
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highs return to the mid 50s today with windy conditions by afternoon and evening. lows will fall into the upper 20s. mostly sunny wednesday with highs near 50 degrees. the next chance of rain arrives friday and saturday! as many of you may have heard,
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jackpot has now climbed to a staggering one point four billion dollars. but, state lottery signs don't go up that high. so, georgia lottery officials came up with a solution. they placed a sticky-note letter "b" over the letter "m" on this sign in atlanta. the change came with plenty of fanfare, including armed guards and a display of cash. the next powerball drawing will be tomorrow
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if you choose the cash payout, you'll take home about 868 million dollars. odds of winning? that's one in 292 million. mcdonald's is working on a healthy, new twist. but, you'll have to travel overseas to get a taste. it's called "mcdonald's next." the first location opened in hong kong back in december. it's the company's attempt at creating an evolved version of its brand- one that is modern and progressive. beyond the look of ambient lighting and stainless steel, there's also a full salad bar,
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self-ordering kiosks. and yes, they offer quinoa as one of the 19 ingredients in the salad bar- something that's unexpected from the brand. 'mcdonald's next' also offers table service after six p-m. and finally, a bold burglar managed to slither away from an oregon pet store after putting a snake in his pants. the venomous crime was caught on camera- and the subject in mind... is still missing. surveillance video from the "a to z pet store" in portland shows the man taking the black pastel ball python out of its cage... and sticking it down his pants. the store owner says the snake is about two-feet long and was being sold for 200
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police say they are working to track down the serpent suspect. coming up on news 10 sunrise... plenty of topics are expected to be discussed by south carolina's leaders in today's legislative session. our caroline patrickis is live at the state house this morning, and we'll check in with
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sky-high rent prices and falling vacancies have characterized the u-s apartment market for the past six years. but that's changing... as construction outpaces demand. real estate data firm "reis," says the share of apartments available for rent rose for the second straight quarter in 2015. ford says it's the first to test self-driving cars in the snow. the winter weather testing is taking place in michigan at m-city... which you see here. m-city is a full-scale simulated real-world urban environment at the university of michigan. snow is one of the biggest hurdles preventing
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a once popular name is now going away. you're not going to see the name 'motorola' on phones anymore. the chinese p-c maker is changing the name to 'moto by lenovo.' lenovo bought the company from google back in 2014 for almost three billion dollars. motorola was responsible for the first walkie-talkies and customer cell phones. apple is adding a 'night shift' mode to change an iphone or ipad screen light at night. it's expected to be included in its next operating system update. the company added the option is based on a study that says exposure from blue light screens in the evening can make it harder for you to fall asleep. night shift mode automatically shifts the colors on your iphone or ipad display to warmer colors, making things easier on your eyes at night. expect a dry forecast through thursday with another shot of cold air late tuesday. highs return to the mid 50s today with windy
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evening. lows will fall into the upper 20s. mostly sunny wednesday with highs near 50 degrees. the next chance of rain arrives friday and
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to the capitol this morning. our caroline patrickis joins us live this morning at the state house with more on what we can expect to see tops this years agenda... caroline? mary & sam - it's going to be a busy year for lawmakers with big issues already buzzing around the state house. south carolina lawmakers will welcome a surplus of 1.2 billion dollars when they return to work later today. with that, they'll be focusing on long standing issues, including figuring out how to better fund education in our state. the south carolina supreme court is holding lawmakers responsible for coming up with a plan to improve rural schools and early childhood education. with no bills on the issue proposed in 2015, and a court order on the table, the pressure is definitely on for lawmakers. but everyone agrees - it's time
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"at what point do we stop studying problems and issues and actually do something. for me, that's where i am with the abbeville case." "but the will is here and what fix will be one that will cost the state money. we can expect to see how much lawmakers will be spending on schools the week of for now, live at the state deliver the republican response
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the first trial for hundreds of federal lawsuits brought against general motors over faulty ignition switches will begin this morning. in a new york court, an attorney for an oklahoma man hurt in a 2014 crash plans to testify against the faulty switches that led to the man's injuries. general motors is expected to argue the switch was not to blame after the man's 2003 saturn ion was run off the road
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the pentagon says the number of detainees at guantanamo bay is about to drop below 100. president obama is reportedly ready to present a new plan to congress to shut down the prison before he leaves office. president obama says guantanamo bay is a recruiting tool for terrorists and is too costly to maintain. during the obama administration, the number of detainees at the facility dropped from 241 to just over 100. isis has claimed responsibility for a mall attack in baghdad that killed 18 people. gunmen stormed the jawhara mall yesterday after setting off a car bomb and launching a suicide attack at its entrance. iraqi officials said the attack, which lasted over an hour, killed at least 18 people and injured 50 in the city's mainly shiite muslim population. bill cosby is having another one of his honorary degrees taken away from him in the wake of the sexual assault scandal that plagued him this past year. george washington university says they have pulled cosby's degree, out of respect for people who
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last year, the university declined to take away the degree due to lack of information on the scandal. cosby faces charges in philadelphia for sexual misconduct. expect a dry forecast through thursday with another shot of cold air late tuesday. highs return to the mid 50s today with windy conditions by afternoon and
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the dream, comes up just short for the clemson tigers, as alabama has won its 4th national championship in 7 years. jubilation for the crimson tide -- heartbreak for clemson, whose players left it all on the field. good morning. thanks for waking up with sunrise. i'm mary king. i'm sam bleiweis. it's 6 o'clock on this tuesday, january 12th. it was an intense game between
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and the tigers, and it game down to the very end. we send it right now to joe gorchow with an in- depth look at the highlights, and how alabama handed clemson it's first loss of the year. championship night in the desert... the clemson tigers ready to roar against the alabama crimson tide. === first quarter... deshaun watson... with time... the perfect pass to hunter renfrow in the endzone. tigers lead 14-7 on renfrow 2nd td grab of the game. === tied at 24 in the third... when bama create mass confusion... the onside kick... clemson swept away by the tide. bama recovers the onsides kick. === a huge turning point... less than a minute later... jake coker exposes clemson's coverage... or lack there of... oj howard running free in arzona. 51 yard td connection. === alabama up 38-27... late fourth... watson... keeping the dream alive. don't stop the orange now... artavis scott to the house. clemson within five.
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the dagger delivered by the heisman trophy winner... he just gets the ball over the goal line... with 1:07. closer look... ball just breaks the plane. and clemson would add a late in the biggest game of the year. tigers lose... 45-40. clemson fans were all in with their team this year, with many morning with how fans are reacting. while disappointment resonated with all tiger fans. they agreed on one thing. you couldn't have asked for a better game between the top two teams in the nation. it was a high performance, and extremely close game until the final quarter when alabama ultimately prevailed. but this experience was one of a lifetime and the energy the fans brought was like none other. the university of phoenix stadium held more than 63 thousand tigers and crimson tide with fans split down the middle. any time something positive
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stands erupted in cheers. the game was extremely equally matched and the offenses of both teams truly stepped up. in the end alabama came out with their 16th national championship title. fans say it was a game that they'll remember for a very long time. christy collins/ from greenwood, sc : "going into the game i feel like clemson had a good chance. you know they're both really, really good teams. and i felt like it was going to be a really good game with good on both sides. it was really exciting and i enjoyed it." clemson fans say even though they did lose this one, they are thankful to make it this far this season. live from the university of phoenix stadium, michal higdon, wis news 10. don't forget to visit our website at wis tv dot com for more coverage on clemson's run to the championship game. let's head over to tim miller now for a look at your forecast. clear and cold this morning as
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the upper 20s look for another day with lots of sunshine however, a cold front will be moving through the state by tonight, winds will start to pick and even though the temperature will reach the middle 50s, with a stiff northwest wind, it will feel chilly much of the day. tonight, clear , breezy and cold, lows in the upper 20s wednesday, sunny and cold. highs middle to upper 40s. forecast gets tricky by friday as low pressure is expected to develop in the gulf and track off our coast. position of the low and its track will determine how much rain we receive, thinking bulk of the rain remains to our south and east. mostly cloudy friday and saturday with a 30%-40% chance of showers. highs in the middle to upper 50s. things looking much colder again by next week.
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state lawmakers are heading back to the state house today with a long list of issues to tackle. our caroline patrickis joins us live from the state house with more on what will be top priority as legislators return for session today -- caroline? mary & sam - state lawmakers will have a lot to tackle this year, and at the forefront will likely be our state's crumbling roads and bridges. the big question as they walk into work this morning -- does the state have enough money to pay for the road repairs without a gas tax and how soon will representatives and
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there was a big push in the last legislative session which died after the senate blocked a proposal to increase gas taxes to fix roads. now - it's an even bigger issue this year after the october floods took a major toll on much of the state's infrastructure. during last week's legislative workshop some lawmakers are optimistic though and expect a road repair plan to pass the senate by mid-february... others agree it will happen but could take longer. "i think that we will and i think there's going to be a lot more appetite in the senate this year for reforms to the dot and because of that, i think there's a very high prospect of getting a bill out relatively quickly and back over to the house." "i'm not quite as optimistic as the senator from beaufort but i think we will set it up before the end of the year." still, a possible gas tax increase is likely to be at the center of debate. years. now sc drivers pay 16.75 cents in taxes per gallon, and it's been that way for nearly 30 years. the question is can the house
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between their proposals and would the governor sign a bill that doesn't lawmakers will look to tackle during the session -- funding education. i'll have more on that in our next half hour. live at the state house, i'm caroline patrickis, back to you. governor nikki haley will be in the capital city as the legislative session gets underway. she'll be in the national spotlight tonight, when she'll delivers the republican response to the president's state of the union address from president's speech, but instead give an address of her own. president obama's final state of the union address is expected to hit on issues
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reforming gun laws and the fight against terrorism. the white house has released a list of people who will be in the first lady's box which includes staff sergeant spence stone, one of the men who prevented a terror attack on a paris-bound train last month. there will also be an seat empty next to first lady michelle obama to represent all victims of gun violence. presidential candidates bernie sanders and ted cruz will both attend. after his trip to washington, democratic presidential candidate, bernie sanders will be back in the midlands this week, launching a tour of historically black colleges and universities. on thursday, sanders will be at the vaughan fine arts center at sc state. it's one of eight stops on sanders' itinerary. doors open at 6:30 and the event starts at 7. it is free to the public. tonight richland county leaders are expected to address some big changes for the county's penny sales tax program. councilman seth rose has proposed a three-point plan in the wake of a department of revenue report raising questions about fraud and public corruption. under rose's proposal the county would repeal what's known as a significant purchase
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the proposal would also shift funding for hiring small local businesses to the county's general fund. state revenue investigators say the current method has allowed penny tax money to be used illegally for non-transportation projects. it's a cold morning here in the midlands. let's get a check of your forecast with tim miller. clear and cold this morning as we start out in the upper 20s look for another day with lots of sunshine however, a cold front will be moving through the state by tonight, winds will start to pick and even though the temperature will reach the middle 50s, with a stiff northwest wind, it will feel chilly much of the day. tonight, clear , breezy and cold, lows in the upper 20s wednesday, sunny and cold. highs middle to upper 40s. up next on sunrise -- we continue our coverage of
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sports director rick henry will tell us where things went wrong new overnight in the alert
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marco rubio. he ran for senate saying he opposed amnesty... then he flipped, and worked with liberal chuck schumer to co-author the path to citizenship bill. he threatened to vote against it. and then voted for it. he supported his own dream act and then he abandoned it. marco rubio. just another washington politician you can't trust. jeb bush. he's a leader, so you always know where he stands. right to rise usa
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their two children have been killed in a house explosion in northeast ohio. neighbors reported hearing the blast around 8:30 at a home in summit county. fire officials say the bodies of a man, a woman and their two young girls were found inside. they have not been identified.
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remains under investigation. at least two dozen people in newark, new jersey are recovering this morning after a new jersey transit bus hit a tree. police say the bus was traveling from newark 31 people were reportedly injured, but all are expected to recover. police are still investigating they say the driver has not been charged. residents of burns, oregon asked demonstrators to leave their community monday night. a group of armed protestors has been at the malheur wildlife refuge for more than a week now. the harney county sheriff says there has been in increase in reports of harassment and vandalism since the protesters arrived. at a meeting last night, locals said repeatedly that they did not welcome the on-going protest. =no toss= clear and cold this morning as we start out in the upper 20s look for another day with lots of sunshine however, a cold front will be moving through the state by tonight, winds will start to pick and even though the temperature will tonight, clear , breezy and cold, lows in the upper
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wednesday, sunny and cold. highs middle to upper 40s. forecast gets tricky by friday as low pressure is expected to develop in the gulf and track off our coast. position of the low and its mostly cloudy friday and saturday with a 30%-40% chance by next week. tim miller's keeping an eye on your morning drive with your
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through three quarters of last night's national championship -- the tigers and crimson tide were neck and neck. clemson was in prime position to
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when momentum changed on a couple of key special teams plays by alabama. sports director rick henry has more from glendale on how the tide, flipped the script. the clemson tigers put up a great fight in the desert against the legendary alabama crimson tide. unfortunately they couldn't avoid two knockout punches delivered by the alabama special teams. fourth quarter....alabama has tied the score at 24 with a field goal. alabama gambles with an on-side kick....the crimson tide cash in recovering at the 50. two plays later...jake coker connects with o.j. howard...bama leads by seven. dabo swinney "great play by them, it was a great kick he put it in a great spot and did a great job going to get it. but then we followed it up with a bust for a touchdown. so it was kind of a combination of mistakes." then after clemson pulls to within four
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kickoff back 95 yards to give the tide an 11 point lead. that cushion allows them to survive a clemson offensive attack that put up 550 yards and 40 points. the tigers know bama's big special team plays were the difference between winning and losing. deshaun watson "it's a turning point in the game. they took it to the house and made a great play, and that kinda shifted the game. they made a good play on that." dabo swinney championship football is a game of a few plays, and that's really what this one came down to is just a few plays. and give them credit for that. the tigers 17 game winning streak is snapped. they have now lost 13 straight games to alabama. despite the disappoint,ent in the desert....clemson had a great season finishing 14 and one, on the. road with the tigers in glendale, arizona....rick henry...wis news ten sports. up next -- a look at your tuesday headlines. thanks for starting your morning
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ok for another day with lots of sunshine however, a cold front will be moving
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look for another day with lots of sunshine however, a cold front will be moving through the state by tonight, winds will start to pick and even though the temperature will reach the middle 50s, with a stiff northwest wind, it will feel chilly much of the day. tonight, clear , breezy and cold, lows in the upper 20s wednesday, sunny and cold. highs middle to upper 40s. forecast gets tricky by friday as low pressure is expected to develop in the gulf and track off our coast. position of the low and its track will determine how much rain we receive, thinking bulk of the rain remains to our south and east. mostly cloudy friday and saturday with a 30%-40% chance of by next week. president obama will deliver his final state of the union address
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tonight. president obama will speak about the economic recovery, the need to reform gun laws and the fight against terrorism. the white house says the president will keep a seat empty next to first lady michelle obama to represent all victims of gun violence. governor nikki haley will later deliver the republican response. sergeant bowe bergdahl will appear in a north carolina court today. bergdahl faces charges of desertion and misbehavior before the enemy following his disappearance from his base in afghanistan in june 2009. he was captured by the taliban and was held captive for nearly five years. bergdahl was released in may 2014 as part of a prisoner swap in exchange for guantanamo bay detainees. the mother of "affluenza" teen ethan couch is expected to be released from jail this morning. tonya couch was able to post
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granted a petition to have it lowered from 1-million to 75-thousand dollars. she was charged after she and her son, ethan couch, fled to mexico. that violated ethan couch's probation for a 2013 dui crash. michigan governor rick snyder is promising that officials will make contact with every household in flint to make sure residents have bottled water and kits to test for lead exposure. snyder says he first clearly knew of flint's lead problem in october when state health authorities confirmed elevated blood- lead levels in children. the lead problem began in 2014 after flint switched from detroit's water system to save money. coming up at 6:30 -- we continue our live post game coverage of the national championship. michal higdon will join us live from glendale with reaction to clemson's heartbreaking loss. good morning. thanks for waking up with
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i'm sam bleiweis. len kiese has the morning off. i'm mary king. it's 6:30, on this tuesday, january 12th. this year's national championship was an emotional rollercoaster for the clemson tigers and the alabama crimson tide. in the end, it was alabama walking off the field as champions once more. deshaun watson and the tigers
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tide the fight of their lives. bama earned its fourth title in the last 7 years with a 45 to 40 victory. it may not have been the tigers' night on monday, but head coach dabo swinney says his team's time is coming. "there no doubt that we'll be back. it won't be 34 years before we come back i promise you that. our team is built to sustain success. we've got the right ingredients from a toughness stand point, talent stand point and just the will to win and the culture that we have in our program." the return of standout quarterback deshaun watson is helping clemson's chances next year. watson is helping clemson's chances next year. tight-end jordan leggett announced that he would return for his senior season. clemson is already ranked number one in an espn look ahead poll for next season. we'll be checking in with our meanwhile, here in the midlands, a brisk start for those waking up. but, temperatures are expected to warm up later.
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forecast. clear and cold this morning as we start out in the upper 20s look for another day with lots of sunshine however, a cold front will be moving through the state by tonight, winds will start to pick and even though the temperature will reach the middle 50s, with a stiff northwest wind, it will feel chilly much of the day. tonight, clear , breezy and cold, lows in the upper 20s wednesday, sunny and cold. highs middle to upper 40s. forecast gets tricky by friday as low pressure is expected to develop in the gulf and track off our coast. position of the low and its track will determine how much rain we receive, thinking bulk of the rain remains to our south and east. mostly cloudy friday and saturday with a 30%-40% chance of showers. highs in the middle to upper 50s. things looking much colder again by next week.
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alabama returns to the top of college football after being crowned the champion of college football. the crimson tide outlasts the clemson tigers 45-40 and takes home its fourth championship in 7 seasons. our michal higdon was at the game and joins us live outside the university of phoenix stadium with more. as of this morning things are starting to return to normal here in glendale. despite a disappointing loss for clemson, fans i spoke with say the 2016 national championship game is one they will never forget.
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deafening as clemson took on the crimson tide. the fans really brought the energy to the game. both teams coming away with incredible plays. clemson quarterback deshaun watson accounted for 473 of clemson's 550 total yards. in the second half though, alabama tight end o.j. howard pulled off three big plays that ultimately thrust alabama to the victory. while tiger fans say they're disappointed with the loss, but can't complain because the team really gave their all the entire season. "i thought this season was awesome and they did a great job. their quarterback was the bomb. completely as a team they were a total they just really played great as a team. and a combination of the quarterback on down." the loss breaks a 17- game long winning streak for clemson. making the tigers 3 and 13 all
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live in glendale, mh, wis news 10. clemson fans gathered around the state and here in the midlands to watch last night's big game. in the end, it was fans of the crimson tide celebrating a national championship. this was the scene at hickory tavern in the vista. championship. this was the scene at hickory tavern in the vista. clemson fans who are part of the columbia clemson club showed up to watch. a handful of loud and proud bama fans did too. "clemson's a really good team. there's nothing to take away from that. you've got two really good teams here. it's not about the conferences. this is about two good teams, and
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better team." "i didn't know if we'd be able to make the plays, but we ended up making it. it was great coaching on both both teams did an unbelievable job." one of the alabama fans said he hopes their team doesn't see clemson again next season, because he expects the tigers will be just as good -- if not better, than this year. there is plenty of optimism to go around for the tigers. this was a tweet last night sent from the clemson football twitter account. it says, " win or lose, we love these players just the same. we're proud and grateful. more coverage on clemson's run to the championship game. state lawmakers are set to return to the state house today with a long list of bills and and bridges. lawmakers will be looking to determine if the state has enough money to pay for road repairs without a gas tax increase.
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top of the list with an order from the state supreme court for lawmakers to find way to bring standards in rural schools in line with other higher-performing districts. our caroline patrickis will have more on that in a live report from the state house in about 10 minutes. richland county could soon step in to rescue pets from hot cars. tonight, county councilman jim manning will introduce a measure that would strengthen the penalties against people who leave pets in hot or cold unattended cars. right now, manning says there are some ordinances like that, but he says they're too broad and too open to interpretation. manning's motion would also authorize police to break into a car and rescue a suffering pet if the owner of the car can't be found. four people are facing charges in connection to an armed robbery in columbia. police have arrested deonte benjamin for the robbery that happened at the walmart on forest drive on december 26th. cpd says a man was robbed at gunpoint while he was trying to get into his car. no one was physically hurt during the robbery. mary mcmarva and erika dickerson
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accessory after the crime. another 15-year-old juvenile is being charged in the case as well. cayce city leaders have officially re-opened phase four and the timmerman trail along the cayce riverwalk. phase 1, 2 and 3 remain closed this morning as parks department crews continue to clean-up after the most recent flooding there. cayce leaders say they hope to have phase one re-open sometime later today. up next on sunrise -- donald trump entertains on the tonight show. but -- he was talking politics too. what he said about a potential head to head race for president,
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the republican presidential debate on in charleston thursday will feature seven candidates on the prime-time stage. two candidates will be noticeably absent. carly fiorina and senator rand
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for the main debate. senator paul has now vowed to boycott the event. fiorina will join mike huckabee and rick santorum in the so-called undercard debate earlier in the evening. donald trump, ted cruz, marco rubio, ben carson, chris christie, jeb bush and john kasich will take the main stage. the back and forth between presidential candidates is showing no signs of letting up -- especially between donald trump and hillary clinton. both were scheduled this week for appearances on the tonight show starring jimmy trump was up first last night -- and spoke about a possible head to head against clinton for the presidency. "i think it's going to be one of the most interesting races, they actually said if i win, a poll came out, if i win, and she wins, it's going to be one of the highest voter turnouts in the history of the country." clinton, meanwhile, attended the iowa brown and black presidential forum last night with her fellow democratic hopefuls. hosted by "fusion," it was an opportunity for hillary clinton, bernie sanders, and d rtin o'malley to address issues that specifically affect minority communities
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during the two hour event at drake university, the candidates answered questions that included immigration reform, economic inequality, and criminal justice reform. the iowa caucus is less than a month away. =no toss= clear and cold this morning as we start out in the upper 20s look for another day with lots of sunshine however, a cold front will be moving through the state by tonight, winds will start to pick and even though the temperature will reach the middle 50s, with a stiff northwest wind, it will feel chilly much of the day. tonight, clear , breezy and cold, lows in the upper 20s wednesday, sunny and cold. highs middle to upper 40s. forecast gets tricky by friday as low pressure is expected to develop in the gulf and track off our
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track will determine how much rain we receive, thinking bulk of the rain remains to our south and east. mostly cloudy friday and saturday with a 30%-40% chance of showers. highs in the middle to upper 50s. things looking much colder again by next week. a movie based loosely on the
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drug lord joaquin "el chapo" guzman has had an unexpected publicity boost after the arrest of the world's most wanted man last friday the movie "el capo: the escape of the century" is scheduled to open on friday in mexico. the movie presents an alternative hypothesis of the reason behind guzman's arrests. mexican newspaper "el universal" reported that guzman's lawyers asked mexican actress kate del castillo, who brokered an interview between guzman and american actor sean penn, to delay the opening of the movie -- but that is not happening. the moviviwas originally called "el chapo: the escape of the century" -- but the "h" was
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and their two children have been killed in a house explosion in northeast ohio. it happened late last night in a neighborhood not far from cleveland. neighbors reported hearing the blast around 8:30. fire officials say the bodies of a man, a woman and their two young girls were found inside. they have not been identified. the cause of the explosion remains under investigation. the first trial for hundreds of federal lawsuits brought against general motors over faulty ignition switches will begin this morning. in a new york court, an attorney for an oklahoma man hurt in a 2014 crash plans to testify against the faulty switches that led to the man's injuries. general motors is expected to argue the switch was not to blame after the man's 2003 saturn ion was run off the road by another driver. the pentagon says the number of detainees at guantanamo bay is about to drop below 100. president obama is reportedly ready to present a new plan to congress to shut down the prison before he leaves office. president obama says guantanamo bay is a recruiting tool for terrorists and is too costly to maintain.
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the number of detainees at the facility dropped from 241 to just over 100. today marks the sixth anniversary of the deadly, magnitude- seven earthquake that hit haiti in 20-10. the initial quake struck just before 5 p-m. it was followed by several strong aftershocks. estimates of the death toll vary -- some sources say up to 316- thousand people died. another 300-thousand people were hurt. 1-point-5 million people were displayed, with more than 60- thousand still homeless by last spring. clear and cold this morning as we start out in the upper 20s look for another day with lots of sunshine however, a cold front will be moving through the state by tonight, winds will start to pick and even though the temperature will reach the middle 50s, with a stiff northwest wind, it will feel chilly much of the day. tonight, clear , breezy and cold, lows in the upper 20s wednesday, sunny and cold. highs middle to
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forecast gets tricky by friday as low pressure is expected to develop in the gulf and track off our coast. position of the low and its driver accused of refusing a ride to nbc's al roker has reportedly been fined. the taxi and limousine commission says the driver admitted he passed roker by in favor of picking up another fare for racial reasons. roker had filed a complaint in november and wrote on social media that he and his son had been ignored, and that the driver picked up a white man a block away. the driver pleaded guilty to a service refusal violation and was fined $500 dollars. new this morning... charlotte city council has voted to move forward with a transportation plan that includes the toll lanes being built on i-77. council voted 7 to 4 in favor of moving forward with the project. before the vote, the council heard from nearly 40 people, most of them asking council members to vote against the project. some even came form other towns totosk council members to consider the regional impact the project would have. the charlotte regional
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organization meets to decide whether to affirm the vote on january 20th. a new year means new laws lawmakers from across the state are heading back to the capitol this morning. our caroline patrickis joins us live this morning at the state house with more on what we can expect to see tops this years agenda... caroline? mary & sam - it's going to be a busy year for lawmakers with big issues already buzzing around the state house. south carolina lawmakers will welcome a surplus of 1.2 billion dollars when they return to work later today. with that, they'll be focusing on long standidi issues, including figuring out how to better fund education in our state. the south carolina supreme court is holding lawmakers responsible for coming up with a plan to improve rural schools and early childhood education. with no bills on the issue proposed in 2015, and a court order on the table, the pressure is definitely on for lawmakers. but everyone agrees - it's time
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"at what point do we stop studying problems and issues and actually do something. for me, that's where i am with the abbeville case." "but the will is here and what we have found out over the interim, i think will take us long and far during this legislative session." all lawmakers agree the fix will be one that will cost the state money. we can expect to see how much lawmakers will be spending on schools the week of february 15th. that's when we may see the first draft of the state budget that will take effect july 1st. for now, live at the state house, i'm caroline patrickis, back to you. the time is now . coming up, we'll have one final check of your traffic
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plus the headlines o othe day. thanks for starting your day
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the clemson tigers are returning home tonight after a disappointing loss
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crimson tide. bama beat clemson 45 to 40 in the national championship game in glendale, arizona last night. it was the team's first loss of the season. our nbc afilliate in greenville reports the tigers are expected to arrive back in clemson at around eight p-m tonight. alabama is expected to hold a news conference at noon eastern time. head coach nick saban and some of the crimson tide players are expected to talk about their historic win. we'll bring you the latest on what's discussed at the event later today. president obama will deliver his final state of the union address to a joint session of congress tonight. he'll speak about the economic recovery, the need to reform gun laws. the white house says the president will keep a seat empty next to first lady michelle obama to represent all victims of gun violence. governor nikki haley will be in the national spotlight tonight, when she'll delivers the republican response to the president's state of the union address from the governor's mansion. haley has said she will not specifically respond to the president's speech, but instead
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her own. usc will be holding their annual martin luther king, junior commemoration breakfast this morning. it'll be at williams-brice stadium. doors are expected to open at 7:30 this morning, and the breakfast runs from 8 to 9:15. usc started the breakfast to honor king's life and legacy. usc is one of the first major universities in the south to honor him. tonight richland county leaders are expected to address some big changes for the county's penny sales tax program. councilman seth rose has proposed a three-point plan in the wake of a department of revenue report raising questions about fraud and public corruption. the proposal would also shift funding for hiring small local businesses to the county's general fund. clear and cold this morning as we start out in the upper 20s look for another day with lots of sunshine however, a cold front will be moving through the state by tonight, winds will start to pick and even though the temperature will reach the middle 50s, with a stiff
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chilly much of the day. tonight, clear r breezy and cold, lows in the upper 20s wednesday, sunny and cold. highs middle to upper 40s. forecast gets tricky by friday as low pressure is expected to develop in the gulf
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good morning. breaking news. a deadly explosion in istanbul's popular tourist district. the fireball captured on camera. at least 10 dead, 15 injured. reports it was a suicide bomber. nbc's richard engel is there live. nothing to hide. sean penn defends his controversial interview with the wanted el chapo as new images emerge of his secret journey to meet the elusive drug lord and
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