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around the world, good from the station that is on your side, you are watching news 19 at 7:00 p.m. >> good evening now. we are beginning on this tuesesy with led levels in lexington county. dhec required testing of walter at subdivisions -- joyce koh has details. >> reporter: one of the companies that tested customer's water was carolina water service. out of the 52 subdivision they found 7 homes with elevated levels of led after going back and retesting the results came back below the epa action level. although this is common in older homes with copper pipes, it is good practice for
15 to 30 seconds before use to flush out the impurities. >> it is no different than when we go out as a utility and flush our lines. what is happening is the home owner is flushing their lines. i do this in my own home. threat run 15 to 30 second before pulling a glass to drink, before making coffee. because led does not dissolve in boiling water. >> reporter: after comparing water samples from homes to the source, the source itself was not contaminated with led. joyce koh, news 19 wltx. >> thank you. today concerned residents spent 9 hours testifying before the south carolina mining counsel. they were there over a dhec permit of a quarry. residents explained why they
quarry in the area. major concerns on how it would effect the water, air and health however attorneys for dhec says residents had no specific data showing it would have a negative impack on their lives and the naacp -- impact on their lives and the naacp questioned the impact. >> we support the belief that the right of the people in fairfield county, especially in middle 6, the rights will be infringed on. the wet lands will not be appropriately controlled and we feel that the future of our children will be at stake and we feel also that the traffic will be very, very dangerous in that area. especially on highway 34. >> dhec attorneys did not wish to offer a comment. the hearing continues in the at dhec headquarters.
accurate forecast with chief meteorologist jim gandy. >> the rain moved out of the area before day break. we saw plenty of sunshine today. low temperature of 39 at the airport. 40 degrees in the city. got up to 64 degrees this afternoon. 65 degrees at the airport. with the sun down now it is partly cloudy. temperatures 56 degrees. winds are from the west, northwest at 3 miles per hour. for tonight we expect to see an increase in clouds, low temperature of 41, a slight chance of rain. tomorrow partly cloudy, a high of 62 with clear skies tomorrow night. dropping down to 36. we will have more on the forecast coming up. >> thank you. an update on the walter scott murder case. the judge is giving the defense team more time investigate evidence. attorneys asked for swabs from michael slager's taser after sled looked at new evidence found.
investigators more time analyze the evidence. slayingser out on bond -- slager is out on band. man is accused of impersonating an officer. authorities say he was arrested after a deputy saw him in an usc with blue flashing light at a -- suv with blue flashing lights at a gas station. he identified himself as a sled officer. the deputy followed. he said he was a sled officer and then said he was a private security officer. he has been charged with impersonating an officer. more low income moms will get help to make sure their possible. the state is expanding a program that helps women who are pregnant and new moms. here is robert k, kittle. >> reporter: -- robert kittle.
she didn't know about her baby and so she got help from healthy start. >> they come to your house and everything. and they just give you information, resources. you know, so that way you can be a wonderful parent. >> we ever resource mothers who do educational parts of -- you know, what to expect whenever you are going to deliver and what to expect once baby is born. >> reporter: her daughter is now two. healthy and happy. governor nikki haley announced the state expanding a similar program for moms on medicaid. the nurse-family partnership. the state will add 3200 more moms with nurses who will visit them at home. more than 1200 families are in the program now. this expansion will help more mothers and their children and will help taxpayers. >> this will reduce medicaid costs.
births, not as many admissions, we won't see as many injuries to children. when we go and give the guidance from the beginning. >> reporter: it should reduce er visits. >> it will help out a whole lot because it is a lot of things that, especially new moms, do not know. >> it is a pay for success program. the state will pay a small fee for each inhome visit. rob -- in home visit. robert kittle, news 19 wltx. discussing the global impact of the mother emmanuel church shootings. a panel of international students discussed how the massacre relates to gun violence in the united states and their countries. students experienced cultures from around the world
it was all thanks to this year's global village. students created disflies show case and educate people about . >> decided to let the state, the people of the community know that we are here, that we have students from many different places and venues and that they are part of this community and they contribute with their ideas and their academic advances. >> the global village was put together by the office of international programs and the international students association. all right. still ahead now, candidates crisscrossing the state days away from the gop primary. 10 days or so from the democratic primary.
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3 with the south carolina gop primary in a the south carolina primary coming u uin a few day. a hot bed of activity with the candidate. jeb bush
in columbia is afternoon. he hosted a a town hall. he talkededabout the need for va reform, more military spending and international security phe took aim -- and he took aim at the other candidates saying g republican presidential candidate donald trump n't experienced and he talked about current issues like police accountability. >> in the cases where police shoot an unarmed african american, the justice system should be righteous and quick and just and at the same time
communities across the country safe? it is police. there has to be a way to respect their efforts. >> bush said his mother barbara bush will join him on the campaign trail here in south carolina later this week. ted cruz was also in the area today. he held a campaign rally at the columbia armory. one of the first topics he addressed was the economy. he said the key to growth is in small business. >> 2/3 of all new jobs come from small businesses. if you want to kill economic growth do what we have done the last 7 years. if you want to bring back economic growth lift the burdens, the taxes, the regulations, unleash small businesses which unleashes the american free enterprise system and we will see booming and incredible economic growth. >> marco rubio busy as well today. held a town hall in summerville
she hoping to appeal -- he is hoping to appeal to conservative voters. >> i don't think it is a wingitance that tim scott, me, nikki haley -- coincidence that tim scott, governor nikki haley, where is the up and coming 40-year-old democrat. >> tim scott endorsed cruz earlier this month. john kasich is over in lexington county hosting a town hall meeting. earlier today he was in the upstate at a fire station in greenville. today. he talked about the second
strongest candidate on the issue. >> so second amendment under siege, and we are going to save the second amendment. and i will tell you what, people want to destroy it, president obama did the executive order, chunk after chunk after chunk, we will save the second amendment. >> earlier in the day a different style of campaigning for donald trump. he made a stop at a greenville restaurant shake hands, posing autographs there. >> on the democratic side, bernie sanders paid a visit to usc today. his plan is to make colleges and university tuation free. it is a huge -- tuition free. it is a huge factor in drawing in younger crowds. it exists. how much does college cost in germany cost? it is free.
needs to get it done. >> nothing is free. if you look at other country wheres you get free education, you have to pay for it through taxes or whatever. >> bernie sanders said a college degree is equal to a high school diploma 50 years ago. >> former president bill clinton spent time in the upstate today. made a stop for his wife at a manufacturing facility at spartanburg college. and then went to greenville to campaign at the development center. for all things related to the primaries head to www.wltx.com and click on sc primary. jim gandy the candidates had a good day today. >> that's right. leading up to the primary we
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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, and i approve this message. now, the midlands most accurate forecast with chief meteorologist jim gandy. >> we saw nice rain move through the area this morning at the airport. 68/100 rain. 45/100 in the city.
in columbia from 2 and a quarter to 2-1/2 inches. high temperatures today with the sunshine mid-60s. 64 sumter and orangeburg. 65 augusta. rock hill 59 degrees. right now it is not bad. 50 rock hill. 56 columbia. 53 augusta and orangeburg and 54 degrees in sumter. along the coast upper 50s but we are tracking rain that has been moving across northern georgia and into the mountains and western north carolina around the charlotte area. most of it has been along the boarder. we had rain coming through here, moving into drier air. a lot of the rain is going to evaporate before it could get to the area. it is pushed along by the area of low pressure in the tennessee river valley. moving to the east. if we see rain it will be later on tonight and it will be brief. the rain from this morning has
this system will come by tonight and after that high pressure will build in. computer model showing the rain to the west will try to make it into the area but a lot will diminish before it could get into the central part of the state. we will see clouds. a slight chance of rain. we will get back to partly cloudy skies tomorrow. and then tomorrow afternoon we clear out and we will see clear skies tomorrow night with a lot of sunshine for thursday. for tonight expect a low temperature of 37 in newberry. 38 degrees in saluta. 41 calm and sumter and 42 orangeburg. tomorrow high temperatures of 59 in newberry. 61 camden and sumter. 6262columbia. 63 in n . matthews. our seven-day forecast, nice one. cooler on thursday. 58 degrees. starting on friday we will start warming up. 62 for a high. over the weekend we will see
with a high of 72. clouds on monday and a chance for showers but the better chance for rain will be monday night into tuesday and by tuesday that rain keeps the high temperature to just 53 degrees. >> incredibly warm temperatures for february, sir. >> and a great weekend. the usc baseball team starts and it will be fantastic weather for the primary this saturday. >> all right. thank you so much.
still ahead, former u.s. president jimmy carter among
first south carolina built 787 congratulations are in order for president believe it or not former u.s. president jimmy carter is now a grammy award winner. he took home a grammy last night for the best spoken word. he has been nominated before and won once. it comes months after he announced he was cancer free. [ talking at the same time ] star wars episode 8, disney surprised fans with a teaser trailer. it is expected to hit movie theaters in december of next year. so it is a ways away. and it is our time for now. inside edition is next.
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the beauty the certain of the -- at the center of the new hooker scandal. what is her relationship with the former governor of new york. >> what a former detective is saying about the death of antonin scalia. >> you believe something fishy is going on? >> and behind the scenes at the curtain of distraction. >> come inside. >> now "inside edition" with deborah norville. deborah: hello, everybody, and thank you for joining us. it was girl power on stage at the grammys as a number of performances and awards. top of the list, taylor swift that took home album of the year and two other grammys. she seemed to be putting one guy in his place with a message of empowerment for all young women. >> the grammy goes to taylor swift. >> album of the year winner taylor swift took her moment in