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vote with god. welcome to the news at five, i'm dawndy mercer plank. i'm judi gatson, thanks for joining us. snow flakes being spotted across the midlands. let's go straight to ben tanner for an update. sunny and cold over the next several days as polar air has taken over much of the southeast. sunny, windy and cold today with highs in the middle to upper 40s. the wind will be from the w/nw 15-20 with some gust up to 30mph. this means much of the day with the wind chill will feel like the lower 30s, it will be a raw day. clear, breezy tonight, lows in
will whitson is at the chris christie watch party in nashua, new hampshire. will? you've already got some candidates focusing on south carolina, even though the polls aren't closed yet here in new hampshire- but what's happening here at the polls paints a pretty clear picture of how intense this race is going to be once it hits the palmetto state. voters i spoke with said turnout was steady and strong at polling locations around nashua- in fact, some said turnout was unusually high- and they hadn't witnessed voter participation like this for quite some time in the new hampshire primary. they said one reason may be the sheer number of candidates in the race, and the message the candidates are touting. "i think the two candidates on both sides, in fact more than two candidates, it's
are pitching anti- establishment, and that's getting people out to vote." you also have to consider the razor thin differences in the polls right now too, with just a couple fractions of a percentage separating marco rubio, john kasich, ted cruz and jeb bush- so a handful of votes can really make a big difference. as people vote in new hampshire right at this hour, presidential candidates continue to heat up the campaign trail. let's take a listen. "and of course i'm asking people to support me because i'm the most qualified candidate running for president, but, i think it's really kind of neat that i'd be the first woman pre
"and what people will be asking is not just who wins... but whether the people of new hampshire are prepared to lead this country in a political revolution." "you know donald doesn't handle losing very well. he didn't like that he lost in iowa. and his response is often to simply yell and insult and engage in profanity." "i'm feeling great. we really are seeing a lot of energy a lot of people came into the office last night just to volunteer at the last second so we feel great. we're going to leave here with more delegates than we came in and we feel very positive about that." "i can't begin to tell you how many millions of dollars have been actively spent against me by virtually every candidate in the field, and yet we're continuing to do well, and we think we have the momentum, and we're going to take a big plane tonight down to south carolina." plenty of presidential candidates are making their way to the palmetto state after the new
we will break down where each candidate will be going in about ten minutes. thousands battled cold and breezy conditions today to hear a message of faith and participation in the american political process. it came from the reverend franklin graham as part of his 50 state tour and a rally at the state house. jack kuenzie is at the state house with more. dawndy and judi---the theme for reverend graham on his decision america tour---pray, vote, engage. and if the turnout in the middle of a tuesday is any indication, that message resonates with a lot of people. this was the tour's fifth stop----after kicking off in iowa. it is probably not a coincidence has already been to new hampshire in the early stages of the tour. as you might expect, he is unhappy with the way the nation has moved on issues like same-sex for planned parenthood.
christians failing to take a more active role during the electoral process. q what is your objective with this tour? i want to get to as many christians as i can to vote in the next election. our country is going in the wrong direction. and i think some of the politicians that are running have tapped into the anger and the frustration in this country. and i want christians to know that their vote does count and we've taken god out of government, schools and everything else and we need to get god back into it. graham has expressed some views on immigration and negotiating with iran that seem to line up with those of republican candidates---but he was so disenchanted with the gop that he resigned a couple of months ago and now says he's an independent. he says he will not endorse any candidates running for president. the decision america tour left
tomorrow. live at the state house jack kuenzie wis news ten. lake murray boulevard at columbiana avenue is back open this afternoon after an overturned concrete truck shut down all lanes at that intersection. -truck overturned earlier this afternoon -pictures irmo fire department -detouring anyone who would've used the west bound lanes of lake murray blvd to harbison or broad river road. -lake murray boulevard is back open at this point. -driver taken to the hospital for precautionary minor injuries. -cited for driving too fast for conditions in one more chapter of his ethics scandal, former south carolina house speaker bobby harrell will have to pay up. today, the house ethics committee voted that harrell must pay back nearly 113
dollars and pay it within six months. that was campaign money harrell used to pay his lawyers as he was under a criminal ethics investigation. the committee ruled that was improper use of the money. the committee also hit harrel with a thousand dollar fine and reprimanded him. harrell pleaded guilty to ethics charges and resigned from the house in 2014. his attorney spoke with wis this afternoon, he said: "while disappointed with the committee's ruling, mr. harrell is pleased to finally bring closure to this matter once and for all." the u.s. justice department wants to shut down three liberty tax service franchises. it says several columbia locations are filing false federal income tax returns in order to increase their customers' refunds. according to court documents, the civil suit affects franchises on broad river road, west beltline road and st. we have more details on the lawsuit on wistv.com
university's board of trustees met with several department heads today as they went into depth on the current status of the university. billie jean shaw joins us from sc state with what was discussed. for three hours, department heads went through this 50 page document. color codes were used to explain the status of the department. green standing for satisfactory, and red showing which areas need improvement. one of departments in need of improvement is the police department. campus police chief joseph nelson says the current budget does not allow for an adequate number of officers on the force. there are currently 7 officers on campus, all working 12 hour shifts. however, for effective security, the chief says there needs to be at least 16 officers. he is asking the board to approve the department's budget so they can get more officers on duty. "the budget in that area we need to make sure we
trying to do is make sure that the process going forward properly affect the priorities of the budget. therefore, if something like that is a priority that it'll be captured in the budgeting process." the police chief also says the department spent 15 thousand dollars on the campus surveillance cameras which he refers to as "outdated." the system is currently "in the red." he is asking the board to provide 180-thousand dollars to update the system. live at sc state university, billie jean shaw, wis news 10. coming up on wis--a hollywood star is in the palmetto state and it's not to promote a movie...it's to talk about the campaign trail. vivica fox is using her star power in hopes you'll vote for her candidate. break
marco rubio will make three stops starting in the upstate, then in columbia and finally make his way to north charleston for a rally. chris christie will also be in the lowcountry for a forum at the college of charleston. john kasich will be in mt. pleasant at noon tomorrow. that's also where you'll find jeb bush. bush will then head to murrells inlet tomorrow night for a town hall. when it comes to the democratic candidates, columbia women for bernie sanders are set to hold a community meeting in columbia tomorrow night. today, those in support of hillary clinton hit the campaign trail hard in south carolina. this afternoon actress vivica a. fox visited the state house, and spoke students in denmark, including at voorhees college. fox highlighted the importance of community and political awareness. she encouraged every student to register and get out to vote. "you guys are all our future
first ladies, our future presidents, our future lawyers, mothers, preachers. you guys got next. and it is so important for me to let you all know that you matter, that you count. do not let your voice or your vote not be counted. there are people who died for us to have the right to vote." fox says she supports hillary clinton because of the depth of her experience and international reach. you can check out the latest presidential polls on wistv.com under the politics tab. we also have mroe details on presidential palmetto state. sunny and cold over the next several days as polar air has break
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"swing" into action as wis partners with b106.7 and palmetto health children's hospital for 2016's radiothon! all proceeds donated this year will "play" into a huge project for the hospital. our allie spillyards is live at the hospital with details. this is the 15th year b1067 has been here -- raising money for palmetto health foundation.
or tethered to an iv, this playground will be accessible. but to get there, we've got to raise $185,000 to buy the equipment. christy fink, child life manager it's a lot of money, but this isn't your average check out this. $8,000 is going to by the cozy dome which was specifically designed for kids with autism or processing disorders. it lets them peek in on the play without getting overwhelmed, being in the middle of it. $14,000 in donations is going to buy the omni spin which is built at the perfect height for wheelchair transfer. it also allows caregivers to join in on the fun.
i'm dawndy mercer plank. reverend franklin graham was at the south carolina state house today to get more people to vote. his prayer rally drew a crowd of thousands despite the very cold weather. graham says he's working for god, not a political party. the son of the legendary reverend billy graham is on a 50 state tour----and stop. reverend graham's "decision america tour" is part revival and part get- out-the-vote rally. he says he's trying to make sure christians do not sit on the sidelines during this presidential election cycle. the only hope is for god and for his people to take a stand in this election and to get out and vote. and i'm not telling people who pray that god would lead you to make the right vote. q do you consider yourself independent now? independent, yes sir. he says he does not agree with personal attacks going on between the candidates
bad for the national political process. you're taking a live look in new hampshire where voters are lining up at the polls for the primaries. our will whitson will have a live report coming up in about 5 minutes. but first let's get a check on the weather with meteorologist ben tanner. sunny and cold over the next several days as polar air has taken over much of the southeast. sunny, windy and cold today with highs in the middle to upper 40s. the wind will be from the w/nw 15-20 with some gust up to 30mph. this means much of the day with the wind chill will feel like the lower 30s, it will be a raw day. clear, breezy
tonight, lows in the upper 20s wednesday friday: sunny and cold. highs in the middle to upper 40s. lows in the lower to
up. today, the house ethics committee voted that harrell must pay back nearly 113 thousand 500 dollars and pay it within six months. that was campaign money harrell used to pay his lawyers as he was under a criminal ethics investigation. the committee ruled it was improper use of the money. they also hit harrel with a thousand dolalr fine and a reprimand. harrell pleaded guilty to ethics charges and resigned from the house in 2014. a new survey shows opinions of republican voters have changed dramatically on who will win the g-o-p nomination following the iowa caucus. according to a national survey done by n-b-c and survey monkey, in the past week alone, donald trump fell 20 percentage points now coming in at 42 percent. benefiting equally from trump's decline is ted cruz and marco rubio. following his win in iowa, cruz is up 10 percent, to 31. the percentage thinking rubio
has also risen by 10 percent to 18. when it comes to the democratic nomination, , hillary clinton remains the clear front-runner. the survey shows 71 percent of democrats saying clinton would be the eventual nominee. percent of democrats saying clinton would be the eventual despite the close contest in iowa, those numbers remain largely unchanged. while republicans and democrats are holding their primaries following months of intense campaigning, it's the voters who aren't affiliated with either party that could make the biggest impact in
new hampshire. independents in new hampshire made up 43 percent of the general election vote in 2012. an independent in new hampshire can vote in either primary for any
"independent voters are really tired of what's happening with the parties. the parties are keeping candidates from being able to really have a backbone. we want to be able to make it so that candidates can think independently and
actually solve problems." some independent voters say they're drawn to the non-traditional candidates. today, independent voters are expected to add more surprises to the primary season. presidential candidates aren't taking any chances in new hampshire- hitting as many polling places as they can before they close-. will whitson has been on the campaign trail in new hampshire- he joins us live at chris christie's watch party in nashua. what happens tonight in new hampshire can have a big impact on the results in south carolina a few weeks from now- and gives an indication of what kind of turnout we'll see in the palmetto state. the snow was as much as 10 inches high outside polling places- but wicked winter
campaign volunteers from welcoming voters- "you gotta acclimate to things, but if you dress right you do just fine." nor did it keep voters from getting to the polls- in large numbers. "usually it isn't this
busy, i think this turnout's a little different because people are excited about democrats and republicans." voters and volunteers say they were attracted to the polls because of the sheer number of candidates, and the anti-washington stance many of thehehave stuck to- "i like the fact that he's outspoken and he's not beholden to anyone." those same anti- establishment messages resonated with south carolina voters in 2012, when newt gingrich took the primary- and donald trump has gained a double digit lead in the state with a similar message. but polls indicate moderates may have a good night in the granite state- ohio governor john kasich won the dixville notch midnight vote, and saw a rapid climb in the polls- presidential candidate "we feel very good about it, we sent the bus to south carolina. i'm sure that the forces of negativity will be
for it." and hillary clinton- 14 points behind bernie sanders- is hoping for enthusiastic supporters to narrow the gap. "we're not sure how she'll do here, but we've got the whole country to go." but for the candidates who don't make the delegate cut tonight- there's a question of how much momentum they'll have going into south carolina. leading up to this vote, we haven't heard as much talk about possible campaign suspensions after tonight's vote- like what happened in iowa. and some candidates, like ben carson- have already left new hampshire- banking on south carolina's winner take all delegates. today some south carolina lawmakers and celebrity vivica fox gathered at the state gathered in the capital city in a news conference to show support for democratic candidate hillary clinton. fox and angela bassett were in
encourage others to vote. and bernie sanders will have an event in columbia tomorrow. the grassroots organization "women for bernie sanders" will host an event at the lourie center on park cicile from 6-8 p.m. doors open at 5:30. and more candidates will make their way to the palmetto state right after the new hampshire primaries tonight. go to wistv.com for information on the campaign trail in south carolina. coming up on wis-- a check on your weather with meteorologist ben tanner. plus--people across the midlands put their money where the break sunny and cold over the next several days as polar
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air has taken over much of the southeast. sunny, windy and cold today with highs in the middle to upper 40s. the wind will be from the w/nw 15-20 with some gust up to wwl feel like the lower 30s, it will be a raw day. clear, breezy tonight, lows in the upper 20s wednesday friday: sunny and cold. the middle to upper 40s. lows in the lower to middle 20s. get your phones ready so you can call into the b106.7 and palmetto health children's hospital's 2016
health children's hospital's 2016 radiothon. the money will mean more than slides and jungle gyms for hospital kids. allie spillyards is there with details. this is the 15th year b1067 has been here -- health foundation. and what's really is this year the money raised will construct a new playground for and their families. whether they're in a wheelchair or tethered to an iv, be accessible. but to get there, we've got to raise $185,000 to buy the equipment. we gave you a little sneak peek at 5, but i want to show you more of this equipment. it really is state of the art. swing. it's going to take $11,000 to build this swing that makes it easy to transfer kids from mobility devices.
donate. you can hear her story coming up at 6, and don't forget you can donate by calling 804- 434-3000. live in columbia, allie spillyards, wis news 10. frightening moments, caught on camera. straight ahead at 5--find out how two people managed to escape...after a roof gave way and collapsed in california.
crashing down on two cars yesterday. two maintenance workers when on the roof at the time of the collapse. as they were
getting off of the awning, the roof failed. one worker managed to scramble away while the other rode the roof to the ground. he suffered minor injuries. drivers in cars beneath the canopy were not hurt. the turkish coast guard has released a video showing the rescue via helicopter of a migrant stuck on the end of an almost-fully submerged boat. the footage shows an exhausted young man in a life jacket clinging to the end of the sunken boat. a diver was lowered into the water who managed to
a harness onto him. he was hoisted in the air and brought to safety. it would be hard to find something more adorable than this.
bei bei the panda cub lives in the smithsonian's national zoo in washington. he's caught on camera trying to climb a pine tree. the key word is try. the us government pays about a half-million dollars a year to host china's giant pandas in the smithsonian. the money goes back into panda research and conservation efforts in china. mattel is giving barbie a adding a variety of skin tones and curves. straight ahead at 5:30--this time she's getting another makeover by a customer!
walkout during the super bowl 50 news conference. newton was heavily criticized for his actions. but speaking to reporters in charlotte this afternoon, he made no apologies. listen to what he had to say. " i've been on record to say i'm a sore loser. who likes to lose? you show me a good loser and i'm gonna show you a loser. i'm not here to...it's not a popularity contest. i'm here to win football games. cam says when you've spent so much time preparing and sacrificing, emotions can take over, and he says that's exactly what happened at that post
beyonce's super bowl half-time performance of her newest song "formation" has increased traffic and sales at red lobster. the superstar mentions the popular seafood chain in a series of off-color lyrics in the song. red lobster says weekend sales saw a significant boost from "queen bey"... rising 33 percent on sunday over last year. it's even calling its cheddar bay biscuits "cheddar bey biscuits"... and its bay breeze drinks are "bey breezes." barbie has yet another look. this time as a hijab- wearing muslim. her look is the work of nigerian medical student who wanted to give barbie a more conservative look... the modest style is meant to be more appealing to muslim girls. hijarbie has taken instagram by storm with
the annual lundi gras festival was held on the new orleans riverfront today. thousands participated in the zulu parade and festivities. the club introduced its royalty... who arrived by boat. dozens of others were dressed in costumes.s. afterwards, people migrated to bourbon street for more parades and festivals. thanks for joining us for the news at 5. we'll be right back.
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six. i'm judi gatson. thanks for joining us this evening. i'm charles molineaux. in the race for the white house, the final hour is ticking away in the new hampshire primary...and voters have been lining up all day across the state to make their choices in the race. it's the last 2016 campaign contest before the candidates head to south carolina. coming off the iowa caucuses, ted cruz and hillary clinton will be looking to continue their momentum. however the latest polls have both candidates trailing in new hampshire. according to the new