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tv   News 19 Noon  CBS  February 15, 2016 12:00pm-12:30pm EST

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good monday afternoon. thank you for joining us for news19 at noon. we start the day with the arrest of a restaurant owner whose testimony helped bring down the lexington county sheriff back in 2014. he has now been charged with murder. forty-nine-year-old gregorio leon turned himself in after a shooting last night at a parking lot. we're live outside of the lexington county jail with the investigation. chuck. >> reporter: that is right. forty-nine-year-old gregorio leon is charged with murder after a fatal shooting last night. we were there at riverchase way in the town of lexington shortly after police responded to the shooting around 8:30. one man was dead from multiple gunshot wounds. there was also a female victim that was not injured but involved in this incident. those names have not yet been released. gregorio leon did turn himself in this morning. earlier i spoke to corporal cameron morganton with the town
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who said the motive is still unclear at this point. and they are helping with the investigation. martin said said gregorio leon will not have a bond hearing today because of the severity of the charges. the judges being murder, attended murder, possession of a firearm. he will go to a circuit court judge. and lorenzen said he was unable to confirm when that might be. but until then, gregorio leon will be right here at the lexington county detention center. reporting live, news19, wltx. thank you so much. you may recognize gregorio leon's name. in 2014, federal prosecutors say he paid bribes to a man connected to former lexington county sheriff to keep employees from his mexican restaurant from being deported when arrested on minor offenses. he pled guilty and was sentenced to 10 months in prison. gregorio leon also pled guilty and was given probation and a fine. also making headlines today, the cause of a fire this morning at a columbia business
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firefighters were called to a manufacturing company on old clemson road around 6:30 a.m. this morning. when crews arrived, black smoke was coming from the back of the building. nobody was hurt. the fire was quickly put out. the business makes a small arms for military and law enforcement. we have been dealing with rather cold temperatures and with very light rain -- possibly even a little bit of mio mixed in. this is what we have been dealing with all throughout the morning. in the northern part of the before it got to the ground. the precipitation is starting to rainfall. scattered all throughout the central and southern midlands. midlands especially into
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my be coming down mixed with sleet. the temperature right now is 30 degrees in columbia. and 35 for several hours is what it was. we're expecting slight rain today into tonight. and gusty wind tomorrow. let's look at the seven-day forecast coming up in a few minutes. six days away from the first gop primary in south carolina. the cbs news battleground poll shows that donald trump keeps a large lead in our state with 42% of likely voters. and ted cruz in second place. well behind them a truck with cruz. and marco rubio in third place with 15% of the vote. followed by john -- john kasich, jeb bush and ben carson who are polling in single digits. and hillary clinton is
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so over bernie sanders who has 40% of the democratic support across the palmetto state. the democratic primary in our state is a week from saturday february 27. many candidates are campaigning in our state today. marco rubio will be holding a townhall at harmon street farm in gilbert. 1011 gallery at 3:00. and jeb bush and his brother, former president george w. bush will be in the low country. they are hosting a rally at the arts center. and the leading gop candidate donald trump will be in the upstate for his rally at that td convention center in greenbelt. meanwhile bernie sanders will be in columbia tomorrow. yes two event scheduled in the morning. one is a breakfast with state leaders. events. for all things related to the south carolina primary, does go to our website at wltx.com. click on, sc primaries. keep in mind, you can only vote in one primary.
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will not be at the statehouse. they are taking an extra for low this week. house speaker jay lucas says representatives are committed to using their time in columbia efficiently. the furlough is expected to save tax rate is close to $77,000. that scheduled to take a furlough the week of march 28 and april 4 pick the two weeks following the budget deliberations on the house floor. preparations are underway for the funeral of the supreme court justice who suddenly died during a hunting trip in texas over the weekend. the burial plans have yet to be announced for antonin scalia. cbs news correspondent reports from washington dc. >> flags are flying at half staff outside the supreme court today in honor of justice antonin scalia. a white hearse carried his body to an airport in west texas
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the weekend. he died well on a hunting trip at this ranch in texas. a county judge determined by phone that the 79-year-old pastor way of natural causes. >> one of the things that i did ask -- is if there were any signs of foul play. they said, absolutely not. >> antonin scalia was a conservative, ruthlessly the constitution. even though his opinions often sparked controversy. >> he could be charming and combative at the same time. >> still he maintained deep friendships with liberal justices. >> his death leaves behind an evenly split court. president obama says there is enough time left in his term to a point antonin scalia's replacement. >> but many republicans including senate majority leader, mitch mcconnell, says
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until a new president is elected. >> i do not believe the president should elect someone. >> this marks only the second time in more than 60 years that a justice has died while still serving on the bench. cbs news, the supreme court. >> antonin scalia served on the supreme court for three decades. he was appointed by president reagan and was the first italian-american justice. antonin scalia'sth says he suffered from a number of chronic conditions. his family declined at private autopsy. and best-selling author pat conroy announced he had pancreatic cancer. he made the announcement on his facebook page. he says he intends to fight the cancer hard. he says he is grateful to all of his beloved readers, friends and family for prayers. he says he owes everyone a novel and intends to deliver it. has -- his novels include "the prince of tides" which was a hit movie.
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governor's conference of tourism and travel is underway in charleston today. business people and leaders from across the state attend the meeting held annually at the beginning of the spring tourism season. nature tourism, culinary tourism and sports tourism are among the topics that will be discussed. the event runs through wednesday. tourism is an $18 billion industry in south carolina. retailer nordstrom will accept returns from a discount store called, nordstrom wax -- this paves the way for shoppers to return items but back at high-end stores or the discount outlet. the store is encouraging shoppers to make returns through the company's website or the original retailer. and the number 2usc women's basketball team will take the court again tonight. they will face off against number 25 feet on the road. this is the fifth straight nationally ranked opponent.
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to buffer tonight's game is at 7:00 p.m. still ahead today on news19 at noon, the cold weather won't be around for too much
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why you could be tradi we're seeing cold temperatures here -- but nothing like what our friends up north are dealing with. this is a fountain in new york frozen over. this gives you an idea of how cold it is there. they are facing some of the chills they have seen in the last 20 years. our neighbors in north carolina are facing serious winter weather. there is a winter storm watch in effect for charlotte. foothills communities. they could see as much as 6 inches of snow for folks there will be a lot of delays and cancellations. be sure to call ahead. >> there were a lot of delays of charlotte this morning. >> and the windchill in new
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was minus 15. right now. we have been dealing with cold the cold temperatures we have had -- have been giving the chance for some precipitation to come down as possibly sleet. but the air is so dry at the surface that it wasn't falling that much. but to the south, a little more moisture. and warmer temperatures. right now, we have some light to moderate showers. could rain. but few and far between -- as temperatures in the northern part of the community are at or above freezing. thirty-two in winnsboro. seven at orangeburg. the windchill still is biking.
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it feels like 26 in saint matthews. here in columbia, 30 degrees. overcast skies. wind out of the northeast. feels like very cold out there. we have had some cold air stuck on the appalachians -- from the eastern side going into the palmetto state. this is a feature we're watching. as it makes its way toward the state, we will be dealing with quite a bit of moisture and chances for precipitation. as we go throughout the afternoon, the computer model shows we will continue with light to moderate rain. and the freezing rain will pretty much be gone as we go into the afternoon. this is the high. the afternoon temperatures. upper 30s and lower-40s. still expecting about 40 degrees for the afternoon. warmer. upper 40s to lower-50s. as we go throughout the overnight, we will be expecting quite a bit of rainfall. and our computer models show this big line of showers and overnight tonight.
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quickly out of here. as we get into the morning, we should be clear. it is going to be windy. we're expecting wind upwards of it pushes off into the piedmont region. will be sunny in the afternoon. looking at 64 degrees. a lot of sunshine over the next several days. hope you have good plans for the weekend. sixty-eight on saturday. and 69 on sunday. >> hard to believe that we are going to see almost a 30 degrees temperature change between today and the weekend. >> it is going to be quite weekend. >> we look forward to that. thank you. time for a check of the mr. food test kitchen with howard.
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something is just fundamentally broken when african americans are more likely to be arrested by police, and sentenced to longer prison terms, for doing the same thing that whites do. ...when too many encounters with law enforcement end tragically. we need investments in education, health care and jobs, to counter generations of neglect. we have to face up to the hard truth of injustice and systemic racism. i'm hillary clinton,
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it has been said that when a neighbor him like a's favorite desserts with his wife's almond cake. in his honor, howard is in the mr. food test kitchen whipping up a recipe for that cake. >> this president's day, a day to celebrate u.s. presidents. and since we are all about beauty here in the test kitchen, we decided to do a bit of research on some of our president's favorite dishes. here is what we discovered. our country's first president, george washington, loved fruits and desserts. especially cherries. former president james madison craves his wife's soft gingerbread. rumor has it, it was to die for. those who had a chance to dine
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beef as well as doughnuts. ronald reagan's all-time most requested snack was jellybeans. and bill clinton has always had a passion for chicken enchiladas. so after all that searching around, the one recipe that really stood out was president lincoln's favorite dessert created by his wife mary todd lincoln. it has been called her seduction cake -- since she used it as a way to make a blanket and fall in love with him when they were courting. it is a cake loaded with ground almonds and finished with a basic white icing. to get the recipe, just go to mr. food.com and search, mary todd lincoln's presidential cake. so you can have one of the most desired desserts as soon as tonight. wishing you a president's day filled with a lot of, ooh, it is so good! the 58th annual grammy awards are on tonight on
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you a preview music's biggest night is almost here. the grammy awards are happening tonight. many are looking forward to the trivia performances including the musical director for the lady gaga david bowie tribute. he shared some details about the performance. >> it is fun and exciting. a huge amount of music to remember. what we have tried to do is take david's career chronologically. and taking us to a certain place. so we end with -- at that
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chronological, but you will see. >> you can watch the eighth annual grammy awards right here on news19. before the show, tune into the red carpet special that starts at 7:00 p.m. speaking of red carpet, you still have time to donate to the cinderella project. it is a program that provides gently used dresses for high school girls to walk the red carpet at their prom. you can make a donation and more than a dozen locations including the news19 studio. the deadline for dropping off dresses is february 24 in columbia. and march 9 in orangeburg. we have the full list of drop off locations on our website on wltx.com. coming up today on friends at five, who has better credit? men or women? a study by the website, credit sesame -- says with a better credit score, men win. only by a slight margin. ladies, we will tell you how you
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when you join us today for, friends at five. >> only by a slight margin. >> just a little bit. not by much. >> we will get the ladies straight at 5:00. >> and we will get rid of this rain. a little bit of rain is still falling -- scattered all over. we are expecting more. it is 38 degrees in the capital city right now. a windchill of 33. chance of rain for today. a better chance overnight tonight. and then into tomorrow. and then the sunshine comes back. a great weekend with temperatures in the upper 60s coming up. >> thank you so much. and thank you for joining us for news19 at noon on this president's day.
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again today at 5:00. she spent a lifetime making a difference for people. winning healthcare for 8 million children. benefits for families of reservists and the national guard. standing strong around the world for human rights and women's rights. hillary clinton. she'll raise the minimum wage. take on the drug companies to lower the cost of prescription drugs. and give everyone the opportunity to go to college without going into debt. she'll get the job done... for us.
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and i approve this message. >> neil: wow. >> lily: yeah, i've sampled them both, so let's go with the 2008 vintage over the 2012. okay. thank you. >> neil: hey. >> lily: hi. >> neil: wow. you really pulled this place together fast. talk about a-a nice transformation. >> lily: yeah, thanks. you don't think it's too reserved? >> neil: oh, no, no. i think it's absolutely perfect. so, why'd you, uh -- why'd you
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>> lily: um...i don't. >> neil: you don't? but your text -- >> lily: yeah, i-i asked you to come here because devon told me what happened at the lab yesterday. >> neil: i was having a bad day. >> lily: no, dad. i think it went beyond that. >> neil: [ sighs ] >> lily: you're drinking again. >> devon: i haven't spoken to neil since he stormed out on us yesterday. >> hilary: did you try calling him? >> devon: won't answer the phone. >> hilary: and you think that working with us is gonna be too much for him. >> devon: well, don't you? this is how everything started last time. he -- he started having flashes of losing it and then secretly drinking. >> hilary: and then he caused the accident where christine williams lost her baby. >> devon: exactly. and i, uh -- i can't let that happen again. i've been up all night, debating my choices.

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