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[heart beat] you are watching news 19 friends @ five with andrea mock and darci darci strickland. >> i am darci strickland. >> i am andrea mock. >> parents are demanding answers after their children's bus came home hours late without explanation. news 19's colby gallagher has been looking in to this for us today.
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parents that you talked to are. >> reporter: both parents were so nervous they called 911. that is how concerned they were merchandise they say it is -- they were. they say it is somewhat normal because there are only two bus routes if disabled students. a couple hours on the bus is somewhat permittable but they say last -- personalitiable but they say last night, they began to panic. some students didn't make it home to 8:45 p.m. the district says the reason for the delay, the bus broke down, something they say is not uncommon. the superintendent says this is the 10th or 11th time that bus has broken down. he says they are doing the best they can to maintain their fleet with what they have but the district did make mistakes
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contact roster for the bus. >> the operational aspect we have no control over. the other things we did not do a good job notifying the parents, not having the contact information. ipologize for that but -- i apologize for that but that has been addressed. >> reporter: they are putting steps in place to make sure parents will always be notified of future issues. as for the buses, because the state owns them the pressure needs to be put on the general assembly to allocate more funds so buses are better maintained or repoliced. >> we had -- replaced. >> we had time to talk about this, i want you to explain why the driver didn't know who was on the bus. >> reporter: it was a perfect storm. all of the circumstances added up to this happening. the bus driver called out sick.
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because of that they had two bus routes for one driver that would have taken longer then what happened when the bus broke down, one of the maintenance guys says i can fix it on the road, he looked at the problem and said i don't think that i can. then they sent a second bus to pick them up, the handicap ramp wasn't working, so they had to get another bus. he said they only have a -- only have a certain amount, instead of having one, they had to wait for a bus to finish its route with all the other students, then come back to the shop and go to where the bus was broken down -- [ talking at the same time ] >> parents are panicking. >> parents are panicking. that is something they are addressing. there are monitors on the buses and so he said they are going to always have the rosters with the monitors. [ talking at the same time ] >> all right. thank you.
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information in the michael slager case. a judge is giving an investigator extra time look at evidence. they filed a motion asking for sobs from his taser be sent back to an inveigator after sled looked at the new evidence found. the investigation remained on hold till sled was done with that evidence. they asked for 40 more days to investigate. in washington now, justice scalia's courtroom chair has been draped in black as part of the supreme court tradition that dates back to the nineteenth century. at the same time the debate over whether or not it should be president obama or his successor who appoints the next supreme court justice is heating up. the selection will face a tough nomination process with republicans vowing to block thupointment till the next
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the next president comes into office. . now, the midlands most accurate forecast with chief meteorologist jim gandy. >> this morning we saw showers and thunderstorms moving through the area but they moved out quickly. we saw the sun come out. here is the second system moving through the tennessee river valley, that will be moving through tonight. you can see this. this is a three hour loop of the radar. you can see how the rain has been moving through the tennessee river valley. wintery mix in parts of the mountains of north carolina. light rain moving into the upstate. but most of this will stay to the north. we will see a slight chance for rain but it warmed up today with the sun out. in fact, raleigh 56 degrees. 63 augusta. 59 atlanta. clouds and rain, 40 degrees in knoxville. columbia we are mostly sunny. our temperature 64 degrees. winds from the west, southwest at 10 miles per hour.
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a slight chance ofofa shower. a low of 41 degrees. mostly sunny to partly cloudy at times tomorrow. we will see a high temperature of 62. but clear skies tomorrow night with a low of 36. now let's look at the traffic this afternoon. across the area. and as we do, we will be seeing that around the area the traffic is gin shape. a few slow downs. one accident. slow downs through the malfunction junction area where i-26 and i-126 come together. the average speed about 32 miles per hour. not too bad plus we have a slow down in the westbound lanes of i-20. southeast side of town, not bad. a little slow down. normal. one accident right here in the westbound lanes of i-20 at main street but it doesn't appear to be effecting the traffic too much. going from downtown to
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from downtown to the village, or clemson road, should take you about 15 minutes. great weather ahead. we will talk about that in a moment. >> thank you. south carolina is at the center of campaign 2016 as the crucial first in the south primary takes place on saturday. republican presidential candidates are not wasting a second trying to reach as many voters as possible. the report from mount pleasant. >> reporter: donald trump was back on the campaign trail tuesday a day after throwing jabs at a number of rivals. >> these politicians are dishonest people. wow! dishonest people. >> reporter: earlier he snapped photos with workers in greenville. a world war ii aircraft
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military. >> the nation must be prepared for the possibility of conflicts. >> reporter: some of the voters who attended the speech are going from event to event trying to see all of the candidates as they are forced to make up their minds. >> heard jeb bush last night. >> reporter: he calls his decision a dilemma. >> i could be very happy with rubio. >> reporter: you've it make a decision. >> i have to make a decision -- decision. >> i have to make a decision. >> reporter: jeb bush appeared on monday. he is not backing down despite far behind. >> i want to win. i am not doing this to lose. to serve, to change the course of the country. >> reporter: he has three tuesday. carolina. >> polls show donald trump is
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with cruz in second place. meanwhile an update on the zika virus. the world health organization says it might be necessary to use controversial methods like genetically modified mosquitos to wipe out the zika virus. it has been spreading across the americas and it has been linked to a spike in babies born with small heads. it has already been declared a global health emergency. a north carolina family is celebrating a medical marvel. their daughter is one of the smallest babies who was ever born and now she at home with her parents. she wasn't sure -- the parents weren't sure this day would come. she was born 14 weeks before her due date. weighed just 10-ounces.
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family. >> reporter: megan smith waited 5 months for this moment. the chance to go home with her baby girl. she is a medical miracle. >> we got to see the human being formed outside of the womb. >> reporter: they were thrilled when they learned she was pregnant. six months in hypertension put her at risk for a stroke. she stopped growing inside her and doctors had trouble finding a beat. she need an emergency c- section. she was born september 23, 14 weeks early. she weighed 10-ounces and measured 10 inches long. >> she is tiny. you know? size of a small kitten or smaller. a baby bird.
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was born half the size of the smallest preemie at children's hospital in charlotte. >> reporter: what did you tell the parents? >> the risk was that she could die. as long as there is hope i will focus on the hope. she is not supposed to be there yet. none of her organs are working. her skin is one cell layer thick. like the bottom of a blister. >> reporter: even taking a blood sample was risky. she was born with less than an ounce in her body. >> she was reaching the limits of our technology. so we had to sit down and -- and get creative about our approaches to many things. >> reporter: one night her heart rate plummeted. cpr brought her back to life. she left the hospital six weeks after her original due date
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almost 9 times her birth rate. >> i refused to put doubt in there. she was here for a reason. reason. >> the doctor says she shows no signs of developmental issues. >> i am still in awe of her and her parents and the team. >> i fought for her to live and she fought to live. i am sitting in my living room holding my baby. there you go. >> reporter: she has more than lived up to her middle name. faith. mark straussman, charlotte. >> without an unbelievable story -- what an unbelievable story. an ounce of blood, couldn't draw blood to test it? >> i said to people if you don't believe in miracles or god watch a preemie go from a child this small to being a
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the doctor said no developmental delays. >> this is one of the funniest things darci strickland ever said -- [ talking at the same time ] >> the twins were born six weeks early and they were 3 pounds, and i was so worried about them. he said you always know when there is a kid who is a preemie. i said how do you know? he said because his mom is giving him a sandwich and playing while everybody else is playing. >> she said you will know it is brady because he is eating a sandwich, my mom says i need calories -- [ talking at the same time ] [ laughter ] >> that is what preemie mamas do. eat, eat, eat. >> eat, eat. here, here, what do you want? >> still ahead, even if you are at risk there are plenty of
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to teach 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. i'm hillary clinton
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over night the rain moved through area. just about everybody saw some rain but varying amounts. the blue colors were a half inch or less. the green areas, of course, more than that. over here in lexington and aiken county, inch of rain and spotty areas of rain in sumter county. the storm system moved out, we cleared out, we saw sunshine but now we have another system through the tennessee river valley, rain into western north carolina and upstate of south carolina. we are not seeing the clouds yet but the clouds will be moving in. the storm system that brought the rain today is up in new york state, moving away. the next weather system moving to the east.
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once it does we will be drying out for the rest of the week. temperatures warmed up into the 60s. 64 right now in columbia. as well as orangeburg. 62 degrees in sumter. cooler up state. 57 degrees greenville and anderson. for tonight we expect the clouds to come in and there is a chance we might see a shower. mainly north of i-20, south of i-20. won't see any rain whatsoever but that moved through quickly. and then tomorrow we will be seeing partly cloudy skies. we will clear out during the afternoon. and then as we go into thursday we will see nothing but 9. so should be nice for the rest of the week. for tonight we are expecting low temperatures in the upper 30s and low 40s. 37 newberry and camden. 41 columbia. 42 st. matthews and orangeburg. tomorrow we should warm up to 59 newberry. 61 winnsboro. 62 columbia.
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our seven-day forecast looks like this. cooler on thursday. sunny, 58 degrees. warming up to 62 degrees on friday. with plenty of 9. and it will be warming up into the weekend. mostly sunny saturday, 70 degrees. 72 on sunday. and then clouds increase for monday with a chance of showers with most of the rain coming on tuesday and that day we will 53. now over to andrea. >> all right. thank you very much. we have been talking about your heart health this month. there is an event coming up not this weekend, the following weekend. it. we are excited to talk about this event. we are talking about that heart disease is preventible. there is many things you can do to make sure your heart stays >> absolutely. our campaign this month is just
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it is know your numbers. know your risk factors. know to h to talk to -- when to talk to your doctor. know when to call 911. our heart fair, february 28, you come, we will take your blood pressure, tell you your oxygen content in your blood. the coolest thing is a mega heart. a big inflatable 30-foot heart. >> oh, my goodness. >> you can walk through. you can see what the inside of the vessels look like -- >> all the moving parts. [ talking at the same time ] >> that is right. that's right. it should be really cool. >> some of the other things going on at this event. you are doing cooking demonstrations. talk about how healthy eating can keep your heart young a lot longer. >> it can.
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cook the healthiest that we could. our hospital chef will be doing cooking demonstrations to show you how you can have -- he is actually doing avert. apple cristp. it will be -- a dessert. apple crisp. it will be healthy. those simple things that make a difference in take igcare of your -- taking care of your heart. >> easy fixes when it comes to diet. exercise, that will be another special part of the message. what are you encouraging folks to do? >> you should drive for 30 -- strive for 30 minutes a day. i know that is hard to do sometimes. you should try have at least 20. but certainly exercise. get your heart rate up, get you going. cardio. walking. running, anything that gets you moving.
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>> a brisk walk after dinner -- [ talking at the same time ] >> yes. yes. >> time, date and place. february 28 from noon to 4:00 p.m. >> columbia metro center. it is free and open to the public. we have a kids corner. bring your family. everybody is welcome. we just want to educate about taking care of your heart. >> i love that. thank you very much. thank you for this event. it will be a great one. show up for free. love that. ing a lot of things to do. coming up next on friends @ five talking today about the
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aired right here on wltx. kendrick lamar walked away with the most winnings and made a statement about the civil war. taylor swift won album of the year and her acceptance speech, some say she called out kanye west. and if you followed on twitter or facebook a lot of people talking about adele's performance. what was the issue? was she off key? having a bad night? the microphone? well, it turns out it is because the piano mic felon to the piano strings making it sound out of tune. her audio dropped out when they tried to fix it. she joked she was treating herself to an in and out.
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and we know that happens. you can't control everything when you talk about live tv. >> i wouldn't sound as good as her if everything worked perfectly. [ talking at the same time ] >> one of the best singers in the world. all right. here is a look at the worse dressed according to u.s.a. today. we have our opinion about who did a good job -- [ talking at the same time ] >> i didn't know who they were. some of these people. this girl is a country singer. my least favorite. a country singer. scroll down. the flush -- looked like toilet paper. maybe somebody didn't tell her she had tp stuck to the dress. >> under her in this hot pink number. who is this? waiting for our producer. okay. she decided to go with blond
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>> you can tweet at us you are watching news 19 friends @ five with andrea mock and darci strickland. >> welcome back to friends @ five. tallpics -- politics. this morning bernie sanders was at allen university. he attended a prayer breakfast. bernie sanders spoke about his plans to boost the economy and reduce student debt as well. >> when wall street's greed and illegal behavior help destroy the economy they went begging to congress for a bail out. well, you know what, it is wall street's turn today to help the middle class and working class.
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>> meanwhile some supporters who were there say they have already decided. others said they are not sure who they will cast their ballot for just yet. >> i think he is really going after the corporations that are controlling the country. i think greed is the single biggest issue and i think he is the one that will combat it. >> he really pushes the tuition wage. so i am sort of over on his side right now but i am still not sure. >> meanwhile in the upstate former president bill clinton toured the technology facility at spartanburg community college and then went to greenville to campaign for his wife at the development center. >> jeb bush was in columbia, he hosted a town hall. u.s. senator lindsey graham introduced him by calling him the best choice for south
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he talked about the need for va reform. more military spending and international security. he took aim at the other candidates saying republican presidential candidate donald trump isn't experienced or realistic especially when it comes to immigration reform. he prosed a solution to hand -- proposed a solution to handle the millions living in the u.s. ilalabama illegally. -- illegally. >> they pay a fine. they pay taxes. they work. they don't receive a dime of federal government assistance. not a dime. they learn english and over a status. >> he said his mother will join him in south carolina later this week. >> ted cruz traveled around the state today in the lowcountry
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he unveiled a plan to -- [ talking at the same time ] >> how to boost the economy through small business. >> if you want to bring back economic growth lift the burdens, the taxes, the regulations, unleash small businesses that unleashes the american free enterprise system and we will see incredible economic growth. >> well, marco rubio was in the lowcountry today. he spoke at a town hall. he told a reporter outside his bus that cruz was telling lies. marco rubio spoke about the differences between him and the other candidates. he also took jabs at hillary clinton. >> government got bigger. the people who influence big government continue to win. [ indiscernible ] >> no one will raise more money than she will. >> this was a different scene
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he was in greenville where he stopped and greeted people, ordered breakfast and took pictures with folks in the restaurant. for all things related to the south carolina primary head to www.wltx.com and click on sc primaries. full coverage. you can only vote in one primary. well, a few minutes ago president obama spoke to reporters from california. he was asked about the death of justice scalia specifically, word from republican senators they will stop any nomination he decides to bring before them. >> there is no unwritten law that says that it can only be done on off years. that is not in the constitutional text. i am amused when i hear people who claim to be strict
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constitution reading into it a whole series of provisions that are not there. there is more than enough time for the senate to consider in a thoughtful way the record of a nominee that i present and to make a decision. >> the president says no one one particular issue will decide who he nominates to the supreme court. now, the midlands most accurate forecast with chief meteorologist jim gandy. >> we have rain that is moving through the tennessee river valley into north carolina and upstate of south carolina. but it is moving into drier air. so a lot of this rain will not make it into our area but the clouds will. at the moment we are sunny. 64 degrees. winds from the west, southwest at 10 miles per hour. tonight we are expecting an increase in clouds. a slight chance for rain. and a low temperature of 41.
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it will be partly cloudy. 62 degrees. another nice day. and looking ahead we will be seeing dry weather conditions into the weekend. for thursday 58 for a high. 62 degrees on friday. saturday it will be mostly sunny, 70 degrees and partly cloudy sunday with a high of 72. now an update on the traffic around the area this afternoon -- this afternoon. a few slow spots. a slow down right here on the sumter highway. an accident up there at i-20 and main street. we have a slow down here. this is the north bound lane of i-77 from 277 there is average speed of 34. everything is moving in good shape. northwest side of town we have
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malfunction junction area and where i-26 and 126 come together, 16 miles per hour. going to take you a while. and we have a slow down, wend i-20. downtown 15 minutes. from downtown to lexington, 378, it will take you 27 minutes. ladies, back to you. >> thank you very much. at the state house a resolution declaring june 17 as mother emmanuel 9 day to honor the victims gunned down last summer is advancing in the senate. the committee approved the resolution today. it also encourages south carolinians to reflect on race relations on the one year anniversary of the massacre. dylann roof, the man charged with the murders, wanted to start a race war. the resolution states the
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outpouring of love and unity. the victims, included the church's pastor. the state is seeking the death penalty. right now 1200 families statewide received intervention. returnstered nurses are paired with first time mothers. thousands more mothers will receive the help over the next four years thanks to a new project announced today. governor nikki haley announced a new partnership. it will allow 3200 additional mothers to be partnered with nurses. [ talking at the same time ] >> every mom wants to be a good mom. i truly believe that. every mom wants to know all they need to know to raise a healthy baby. these nurses will now be family partners with these moms and what this will do, yes, it will
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having a healthy lifestyle. but it is also going to give a new start to the mother. >> officials hope it will reduce child hospitalizations. south carolina is fifth worse in child poverty. well, moving our attention new another problem in the state. talking about homelessness. the last count of homeless people in our state was 5,040 home. but a new program is helping some people find jobs. the back to work program, a 5 week boot camp meant to help people find jobs and keep them. the pilot was so successful they decided to launch it again today. out of 19 people who graduated, 14 got jobs in december.
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back to work journey. >> the mentoring is the best part. you have a one-on-one job coach. they help you do your resume. teach your skills on how to dress for an interview. how to conduct the interview. all that stuff. a wonderful program. the staff is fabulous. >> well, the department plans to continue the program every 6 to 8 weeks but right now it is only for people in transition. they hope to expand it to more people soon. and a group of residents are appealing d heck's decision -- dhec's decision to build a knarry in their neighborhood. they would -- quarry in their neighborhood. a room full of them showed up thursday. coming up tonight at 7:00 p.m. hear a recap of today's
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>> the gamecocks will look to get back to their winning ways tonight as they take on the missouri tigers. tip-off is at 7:00 p.m. the usc women clinched a share of the sec title after winning against tennessee last night. south carolina moved to 24-1 over all and 12-0 in sec play with that victory. with last night's win, a win against georgia on thursday would earn the team their third straight championship. they take on georgia at home thursday. tip-off is at 7:00 p.m. and usc baseball season is ready to begin. believe it or not, on friday. it is at 4:00 p.m. they are looking to redeem themselves after having a very tough season last year and not making it to post season play. and i think they will. they have the new stadium. took a year to rebuild.
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>> it happens a lot. a lot of schools have the rebuilding year. like you said, that was it for the gamecocks last year. >> we took it for granted they always went to the world series and won. cheering for them. still ahead on friends @ five our teacher of the week decided in the second grade she wanted to be a teacher and she made her dream come 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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while some candidates suck up to trump...or run away from him in fear... jeb bush isn't afraid. jeb bush: "that is downright wrong..." he stands up to trump for his liberal democratic positions. calls out trump for insulting women, attacking the disabled... even trashing a decorated war hero. trump: "i like peoplethat weren't captured..." jeb bush: "john mccain is an american hero..." jeb bush. the better man. the real conservative. a commander in chief. right to rise usa
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[ music ] today's teacher of the week has known since she was young she wanted to be an educator. for her this is a career about graders.
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teacher of the week. >> reporter: import, export, taxes and revenue. sounds u sounds like a -- sounds like a college class but this is her third grade class in sumter. >> i try set high expectations for them and if they hear these things enough it is second nature. >> reporter: success is a mantra the kids repeat with ease. >> above and beyond. >> above and good b yond always -- and beyond always. >> reporter: she talks about her students with so much emotion because she has known since she was young that this was the career for her. >> second grade i had a fantastic teacher and i came from a very poor background and she brushed my hair and she braided my hair and she bought
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and she sewed my outfits and i always wanted to be just like her. >> reporter: it is a goal she accomplished in five years and her hard work is recognized by parents. >> for christmas she surprised ever one of them -- surprised every one of them with a grift. it was a gift off of their wish list. >> reporter: by fulfilling their wish list we added her to the best list of the teachers. >> reporter: i am darci strickland and you are teach orof the week. >> when i need to put a smile on my face i had -- [ indiscernible ] >> it is always something exciting going on. she makes learning fun are the class. they want to be here. it is a great atmosphere and environment in her classroom. >> every day you are learning and every day you are growing
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challenge and you will get better at it. >> if you know a teacher who deserves to be recognized e- mail us at tow at wltx.com. . >> that was a very special memory she shared about her teacher. >> i mean, i could have turned the story into what she meant to her in the second grade but i wanted to make sure everybody saw her teaching about economics and taxes taxes and revenue -- [ talking at the same time ] >> what? [ talking at the same time ] >> what the king of england said. these kids -- it was amazing the things they were telling her. >> great teacher. you got a good one. coming up next, one social
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i support bernie sanders because i think that his ideas are much more forward thinking and innovative than any of the other candidates. when bernie sanders is engaging with the black lives matter movement it's proof positive that he doesn't just give lip service to being supportive of issues that matter to people of color in this country. and when he is elected we will see long-overdue changes to our criminal justice system that continues to criminalize people just for being black.
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(donkey sound) (elephant sound) there's a big difference between making noise, (tapping sound) and making sense. (elephant sound) (donkey sound) when it comes to social security, we need more than lip service. our next president needs a real plan to keep social security strong. (elephant noise) hey candidates. enough talal
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google wants to focus on one photo service. google photos. users will be able to access all their photos through google photos. google says if you don't want to use google photos they plan to create a new place to access your data. going back to the 1970s could kill your iphone. changing the date to may 19, 70 on. they say the update will prevent the issue from effecting devices. >> don't change the date on that also works.
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man says facebook sent him unauthorized text messages about birth days violating the telephone consumer protection act. the man wants $1,500 per text. facebook is not commenting. i don't think my facebook ever texted me about somebody's birthday. [ talking at the same time ] >> the calendar on my phone, it is there. >> whatever that is, where might have it turned off -- [ talking at the same time ] >> i will turn mine on right now. [ talking at the same time ] [ laughter ] >> $1,500.
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we are excited to share with you. former wltx anchor and columbia native ainsley earhardt is the new coast host of fox @ friends. news 19 watchers will remember ainsley earhardt. she was a reporter and morning anchor before leaving to go to san antonio texas and from there she went to fox news. she will begin her new job starting february 29 and we wish her well. and here is a look at what is coming up tonight on wltx. at 8:00 p.m. ncis followed by ncis new orleans and limitless and then keep it here for news 19 at 11:00 p.m.. >> all right. that will do it for friends @ five. don't go anywhere, news 19 at
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parents speaking out after their kids were left on a school bus for hours. we are on your tide is tell you what happened. >> a new program, getting the homeless back to work. we will hear from a graduate. and days away from the gop primary, as the governor decided to endorse anyone? we will have the details as starts now. >> from the station that is on your side you are watching news 19 at 6:00 p.m. >> parents stayed silent for too long and changes need to be made within the school bus system. thank you for being with us. jr berry -- jr berry. >> i am darci strickland. >> reporter: with two bus routes parents are understanding their children's ride will be longer but after
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bus in sight and no word from the district, they are fed up. >> we didn't hear nothing. 7:13 p.m. my child came home from being on the bus at 2:30 p.m. >> reporter: she stood outside her home waititg for her son. the minutes turned to hours without any bus. >> i called the bus station. the transportation office. nobody answered. leave a message. they don't call back. i don't have a number for the bus driver so i am concerned. i called the school. the kids already left. >> reporter: her son and 16 other disabled students were stuck on the broken down bus without food, water or access to bath rooms. her son was one of those children. >> i come home and no child. i am scared. i don't know if something happened. i don't know if the driver got kidnapped. wow don't know. couldn't get no answer -- you don't know. couldn't get no answer.

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