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tv   News 19 430am  CBS  February 18, 2016 4:30am-5:00am EST

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that is the "cbs morning news" 3 we're in for another beautiful day full of sunshine and warmer temperaturs here in the midlands. good morning and thanks for waking up with news 19 this morningi'm savannah levins. your time is 4:30... i'm joined my 3 meteoroligst efren aftane with more on what we can expect to see today..good morning efren. 3 3 chat 3 3
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3 3 the nation's first in the south gop primary is just two days away and several candidates are continuing their campaign across the palmetto state today. former florida governor jeb bush will
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at 11:45. it's being held at the convention center in columbia. 3 and ben carson will be at several places today speaking to students. at 10:15 he'll be holding a town hall at the garden city preparatory academy for boys in orangeburg. then at noon he'll be particpating in the "bridging the gap" townhall at south carolina state university. tonight at 7 he'll be taking part in the conversative convention at the bon secours wellness arena in greenville. 3 and marco rubio will also be in greenville for a rally this morning. he'll be joined by senator tim scott, senator mike lee and former gamecock connor shaw. rubio will then head to anderson for a rally in the afternoon. and then he will also partipcate in the conservative review's conserative convention in greenville. 3 it was just two days ago that governor haley said she wasn't sure whether or not she'd endorse any of the gop candidates for president. but that changed yesterday when haley endorsed senator marco rubio in chapin.haley's endorsement could be pivotal
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university poll showed haley had 81 percent support in south carolina among likely republican voters. 3 "ladies and gentlemen, if we elect marco rubio, every day will be a great day in america. ""thank you...." 3 governor haley endorsed mitt romney a month before the 2012 primary, but voters in south carolina backed newt gingrich. 3 for all things related to the sc primary... just head to our website... wltx dot com... and click on sc primaries:full coverage under headlines. 3 3 happening today if you plan on driving on interstate 20 this morning we have a traffic note to pass along. the right lane along interstate 20 between broad river road and harbison will be closed. crews will be repairing potholes in the right lane there from 9am until 3pm. 3 the blue ribbion committee will make recommenations to
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prioritzing flood recovery projects and relief funds. the meeting is open to the public from 2 to 4pm in the richland county adminstration building. that's located on hampton street in downtown columbia. 3 the usc women gamecocks will take to the court tonight looking for antoher win. the gamecocks are looking to earn the sec regular season title with against georiga. tip off is at 7pm at the colonial life arena. 3 3 a group of winnsboro residents are appealing dhec's mine permit allowing winnsboro crushed stone to build a quarry of their big concerns is the water quality...during the hearing before the south carolina mining council - petitioners had an expert witness speak about how he feels the mining company has failed to conduct water tests in the area to ensure residents' water supply won't be negatively affected. winnsboro crushed stone questioned the experts opinion saying he had no specific data to back up claims. the hearing continues today.
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and killing a teen in kershaw county over the weekend will not know his bond for a few more days. jimmy methe was in court yesterday for a bond hearing. methe... is facing manslaughter charges for shooting and killing 17 year old brandon spencer when he found him breaking into his truck over the weekend. community members filled half the courtroom in support of methe... and in a rare move... sheriff jim matthews spoke on methe's behalf.. 3 i don't want what i am going to say here in anyway condone what mr methe did or encourage other people to do as he did in a similar situation however i have known him for some time what these people have said about him i concur with i do not believe he is a flight risk. i do not believe he is a danger to the community i would not oppose a low bond or a personal recongizance bond. 3 judge casey manning says he will weigh the testimony in court and have his decision on
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3 state d-s-s leaders told senators that their turnover rate has dropped more than 10 percent since 2014...and have hired 170 new case worker positions thus far. but despite those numbers, they are still struggling with meeting their desired ratio of one case worker for every 24 children. there are only 7 of the 46 counties where 100 percent of the workers are meeting that desired ratio. 73 case workers in the state still have more than a 50-children case load. senator joel lourie of richland county said while the agency has improved, there is still
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3 3 the agency said they didnt have a "magic number" of case workers to meet that 1 to 24 ratio, saying there are too many variables to tell. they are looking to repurpose existing positions and fill grant positions in the meantime. 3 much more to come this morning including some developments that happened overnight...thr ee lexington deputies are in the hospital this morning after a car accident...we'll tell you what happened 3 then meterologist has your full weather forecast as we look forward to a beautiful weekend...when news 19 this
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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
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and systemic racism.
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3 this morning...the highway patrol continues to investigating an accident involving two law enforcement vehicles.we're told...two lexington sheriffs vehicles hit each other around 9 oclock last night as they were repsonding to a burglary in process. it happened on platt
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orangeburg road...just past the walmart and lowes.3 deputies were taken to the hospital but are expected to be ok. there's no word on what led to the accident. 3 a late night fire left two elderly people homeless. it happened just before 7:30 near the intersection of redwood court and carlton drive ... that's just off of highway 277. the fire crew say when they got to house it was fully involved.the couple was rescued and taken to the hospital as a precaution. an investigation into that fire is underway but right now fire officals say they're not
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has been declared a total loss.3 3
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3 3 still to come this morning.. a new state of the art dental and eye clinic has opened for uninsured and under-served people in the midlands...we'll give you a look inside and talk about who can get services for free....thats coming up after sports with
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man (sternly): where do you think you're going? mr. mucus: to work, with you. it's taco tuesday. man: you're not coming. i took mucinex to help get rid of my mucusy congestion. i'm good all day. [announcer:] mucinex keeps working. not 4, not 6, but 12 hours. let's end this 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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(baseball on tv in background) with heart failure, danger is always on the rise. symptoms worsen because your heart isn't pumping well. (water filling room) about 50 percent of people die (dog whimpering) within 5 years of getting diagnosed. but there's something you can do.
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because the more you know, the more likely you are... (dog whimpering) to keep it pumping. 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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3 a columbia lottery winner is 250-thousand dollars richer. the ticket was sold at gaz-bah on west beltline boulevard.the first person the winner called was his dad.he told him that he wanted to pay him back for taking care of him all these years.the winner played the $10 money money money game. four top prizes of $250,000 are still left. 3 there's a new state of the art clinic.... with free dental and eye services for underserved and uninsured people in the midlands. news19's sonia gutierrez gives us a tour of the facilty and a look at who can use it. 3 let me show you an exam room, i think youl be impressed
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ceo, mac bennett is giving us a tour of the newest well partners dental and eye clinic on columbia's hampton street. this is our real pride and joy pano-x, it an x-ray machine so you can do a 360 x-rayand it's all free for underserved or uninsured patientswe do cleanings, exams, restorations or fillings also if someone needs a tooth out, taking the tooth out as wellthey even do blood pressure and temperature evaluations there 123,000 people statewide that qualify for our program and don have dental insuranceclinic director, dr. tamara stockton says dental pain is the fourth reason why people go to the emergency rooms going to the emergency room will not cure your dental issue, the pain always comes back so i think that the biggest message that when you need to see a dentist to get the work done they want to help take that load off emergency rooms and our tax dollarsit going to be a great help to the communitysomething sheila campbell has been looking forward to for a long time i can go to the dentist i can have my teeth cleaned i can
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worry about a high bill at the same timeshe doesn't have any medical insurance and feels blessed to finally have this opportunity now that they are taking more patients weekly and daily, that make a big, big difference because i don have to sit and wait or guess that they want to take down my number and i could get seen that day if i having a problem so this is going to be a big help for a lot of people sonia gutierrez news19 wltx 3 3 the clinic was made possible by a grant from blue cross blue shield. the clinic is now open monday through friday. and if you want to schedule an appointment you can find the information on our website wltx-dot-com 3 much more still ahead this morning...a *10 hour* hearing at dhec yesterday...fairfield residents refusing to give up and let a rock quarry be built
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there...after the break.
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let us be lovers, we'll marry our fortunes together [ cheering ] i've got some real estate here in my bag counting the cars on the new jersey turnpike they've all come to look for america [ cheers and applause ] all come to look for america all come to look for america all come to look for america i'm bernie sanders, and i approve this message. coming up on news19 this elderly couple is left homeless after a late night fire.the rescue to get
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3 plus...winnsboro residents spend 10 hours debating on if a grantie quarry should be built in the county..hear what they had to say... 3 and could the parmasean cheese in your fridge have wood in it? the answer in what's brewing... news19 thihimorning starts right now. 3 3 3 good morning and thanks for waking up with us on news19 this morning. it's february 18thi'm deon guillory. and i'm savannah levins..we'll have a check of your forecast in just a few minutes but this morning 3 3 this morning...the highway patrol continues to investigating an accident involving two law enforcement vehicles.we're told...two lexington sheriffs vehicles hit each other around 9 oclock last night as they were repsonding to a burglary in process. it happened on platt springs road near old orangeburg road...just past the walmart and lowes.3 deputies were taken to the hospital but are expected to


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