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we'll reach out and solicit the community's help. >> beth: there are multiple factors at play and many like it, that present challenges. >> there's no per se smoking gun, on top of people not talking to us in the community about. >> even with these obstacle, investigator richborg says there's no such thing as a perfect crime. everything messes up and even if it's the person who commits it about. >> making him confident they'll close the case. >> i believe we'll figure out who did this. >> beth: an outcome that kusko's daughters say it worth the wait. >> we he know nothing will bring him back but getting justice for him would do someood. >> beth: the columbia police department is emphasis emphasize can the importance of community tips in solving the cases.
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to contact crime stoppers at 888-crime-sc. abc columbia. >> ben: a 6-year-old orphaned after ready ready deputies say that her father -- after richland county deputies say that her father killed her mother and then turned the gun on himself. necessarily inside. deputies say they found the bodies of stephanie and keith wallace. >> speaker: the reason margaret fisher says she can for the identify a man who was shot and killed ts weekend is because he was in the country illegally. restaurant owner gregorio lee and you turned himself in sunday, he was once at the center of a bribery case of former lexington county sheriff james metts.
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county deputies involved in a crash late last night are -- they were in red bank and they're out of the hospital. the third deputy remains in stable condition. the accident took place at the intersection of platburg road and old orange road. the deputies were responded to a reported burglary. south carolina politics in prime time. tonight three of the top -- excuse me of the gop presidential candidates will take place in the town hall that will air on cnn at 8:00. >> ben: joining us from the site of tonight's forum. with a preview. >> reporter: ben and alicia. marco rubio, ted cruz and ben carson had their turn and now it's donald trump and governor john kasich.
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debate we saw intense changes between bush and trump. and tonight, will be closely watching for what trump has to say about his holy war with pope francis. at the usc school of law, grace doyle. abc columbia. >> ben: jeb bush made a stop at the columbia convention center. >> alicia: abc columbia's jennifer ready was on the campaign bus and brings us mores. >> yes, sir. why should south carolinians vote for you this saturday. >> there will be unforeseen events in the next presidency, it could be massive natural disaster or a pandemic or an attack on our country and the question is who do you want sitting behind the big desk making these two visions. and we need to verse course and
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i did that when i was governor of the state of florida a i can do it again. >> jennifer: marco rubio has come at you in terms of your experience with foreign policy. he has known, going to a committee hearing doesn't count as foreign policy experience, i was commander-in-chief of the florida national guard and since 2007 i've taken 89 trips overseas and i know many of the world leaders and i've led trade missions and i have 40 generals and admirals supporting my campaign. the leading national security expert in the united states, senate lindsey graham supports me. i know how the world works and i know that leadership is needed for the country to be safe. >> jennifer: last night, governor nikki haley endorsed marco rubio. >> i would have loved to her endorsement but endorsements
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them to work out. mitt romney got the endorsement four years ago and newt gingrich won the primary. >> alicia: that was beth rousseau reporting with presidential candidate jeb bush. fresh off her endorsement of marco rubio, governor nikki haley is following through on her promise and hilting the campaign trail. she spoke at a rubio rally in greenville. saying that the florida senator is the right choice for commander-in-chief. >> we need to show that south carolina makes presidents and our next president will be marco rubio! >> alicia: according to the most recent cnn poll, rubio is currently third in south carolina behind ted cruz and donald trump. today. >> speaker: today, gop poll leadership donald trump took exception to pope francis saying in effect, he's not a christian.
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kiawah island, saying that when isis attacks the vatican, the pope will be praying that donald trump is president. >> john: beautiful out there today, wasn't itit >> alicia: gorgeous, it was just gorgeous. >> john: just wanted to oat outside and enjoy it. >> alicia: we an photo shoot earlier and it was too pretty to be inside. john farley joins us in the weather center. >> john: beautiful, let's check what's going on outside. looking across the city at the statehouse, a little bit of wind, not much. a beautiful evening, we're in the 50, 57 columbia. that's one of the warmer spots and through the evening, the skies stay clear and the temperatures slowly drop. not bad out there tonight. no wind to speak of overnight and into tomorrow. here's a look at the forecast for tomorrow. sunny from start to finish, start income the 30s and end in the low 60s. as you know, you don't know,
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the gamecocks. they play host to al albany, it's always some team from way up north that can't wait to get out of the cold. it game starts at 4:00. starting in the 60s and ending in the 50s, a little bit of wind out of southeast. over to you. >> alicia: thanks, john. speaking of the gamecocks, they have clinched a share of the sec title and tonight they go for the whole enchilada. >> mike: as you can see behind me, the carolina gets ready for the bulldogs. if carolina wins, that means they clinch the sec championship outright. no sharing with anyone else. that's just -- that would be the second time in the last three years carolina would do so. in the current stands, it's really the game would gamecocks and
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two ranked opponents already beat in the regular season but the goal just isn't to win the outright sec championship. it's also to go 16-0 in conference play, something that's never been done in the history of south carolina women's basketball. john staley saying yesterday, that's the goal. they're not going to celebrate even if they get a win tonight. and around the center said the same thing. we'll hear from her in sports. abc columbia sports. >> ben: big game. thanks, mike. protecting the men and women who protect our freedom. coming up, a look at the treatment of veterans with ptsd. >> alicia: good news if you work at wal-mart. it's all next on abc columbia
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gervais. a new study reveals that the military is >> ben: welcome back. a new study reveals what many of us already knew. the military is struggling to provide adequate care for veterans suffering with post-traumatic stress disorder. the rand corporation study found many of the troops with ptsd and depression are not getting the minimum number of therapy sessions which according to military guidelines is four within eight weeks. veterans affairs officials blame it on a lack of mental health professionals. >> speaker: toyota is recalling nearly three million suvs worldwide because of possible problems with seat belts. this morning, the company said a flaw could cause some rear seat
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the affectioned vehicles are the toyota rav-4, toyota rav-4e-v and toyota vanguard. they'll fix it at no cost to the consumer. >> ben: wal-mart says it will boost its minimum wage to $10 an hour from $9 which is where it sits now. the change applies to virtually all of wart's workers including supervisors, those affected make up the majority of the company's 1.4 million workers. >> speaker: good. >> ben: i what are we expecting this evening. >> alicia: hopefully more of the same, but we have far far up next, hope you have stay with us for more abc columbia news at 6:00.
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gervais. >> ben: hope you enjoyed the nice weather we had today. got to 59 in columbia. a little bit below average but over the next couple days, we're climbing, to the 70s come the weekend. great friday, should be terrific. weekend we'll see clouds in play but the temperatures continues to climb into the 70s and then we'll talk about rain but that's next week. let's deal with the near term now. here's a look at the satellite and radar. it's quiet, nothing happening here and we have to look generally speaking to the west and northwest, southwest and there's nothing here. things will be quiet for several days and it will be late monday before we get enough clomp to
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between now and then, things look good. let's give you the forecast for tonight. the temperatures in clear skies, falling to right about freaks, maybe a little bit above that. not much in the way of wind tonight or tomorrow. clear skies, and temperatures right around the mid 30s or so, the sun rises a little bit after 7:00 and through the day, temperatures warming, generally low 60s in columbia, a little cooler to the north and warmer to the south and by the afternoon, the winds out of south, southeast, coming up at 5 to 10 miles per hour. a peek at the weekend. both days terrific for golf. how about mid 70s, a couple of clouds in place, tomorrow, low 60s, saturday low 70s and take notice, look at the overnight lows, climbing, right around 50 both saturday and
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into monday, we'll start with showers probably late in the day overnight, the main farther of the storm gets here tuesday and that will knock the temperatures back as you notice here. wednesday we'll probably start with a few lingering showers and then things clear out for thursday. again, right through sunday, the weher awfully nice. >> alicia: that you so much, john farley. a different feel to the start of the baseball season at carolina clemson. >> ben: and it's the same old
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sports is next. another championship.hi, i'm tim hill. >> translator: another year, another championship. hi, i'm tim hill. john staley admits going from the top to o e bottom at university of south carolina but after five years of fighting to get there. it's clear carolina enjoying the view. looking for it to be a view for one, tonight.
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michael jackson and our mike gillesese is there live. hi, mike. >> mike: carolina for for a huge win. would make the gamecocks claim the outright sec championship. we're joined by our expert analyst known as the gamecock warrior. what is your prediction for tonight. i think the gamecock victory as always and i clinch -- they're going to clinch the sec title and going to be the third straight time, let's face it, the sec is run by the south carolina gamecocks. >> perfect, that's all we need from you. carolina going for another win just like they did on monday night against the tennessee volunteers. that win made the gamecocks at least cochampions in conference
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this instance. >> this year, we're going to change the season before we celebrate anything because past seasons we've either had a claim on the title and we slipped up toward the end and won it outright my freshman year but lost to tennessee at their place and last year we had to share it. so this year, we're trying to continue the season without any hiccups and finish out so we can outright be champions. >> mike: the gamecocks going for win 13 here at home and much more coming up at 11:00, including a recap and highlights, for now, mike gillespie, abc columbia sports. >> translator: thank you, mike, thank you gamecock warrior. less than 24 hours away from
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founders park tomorrow afternoon. don't know if gamecock warrior will there. is the start time. , chad holbrook looking back to bounce back from last year's disappointing season. missed time in the preseason because of football. the carolina coach can't wait to see what the new team can do. >> this is christmas eve to us, i won't sleep tonight. our players won't sleep tonight and we'll wake up earlier than we usually do because we'll be anxious to go to the field and play. >> translator: extra special opening day at clemson tomorrow. monitoree lee will coach his first game with the tigers. clemson hosts maine, the college of charleston is hoping to
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>> it's my job to keep them lose and relaxed and keep running them out there so they can get comfortable. and don't put a lot of pressure if you don't pitch well you'll not pitch for two weeks. hopefully, after week one, we know more going into week two. >> translator: and week two, clemson hosts james madison. tomorrow's opener against maine starting at 4:00. plenty of baseball coming up it was looks like great weather for it. >> alicia: absolutely. >> ben: those maine game can't wait to get down here, some brutal winters up there. >> alicia: yeah, it's cold. brrr!
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beautiful seven-day forecast. >> john: lots of sunshine tomorrow. the highs in the low 60s. then we it by 10 degrees saturday and warmer on sunday, the weekend looks great and rain next week, but we'll get to that next week. for now the weekend looks great. ov to you two. >> alicia: you've been watching abc columbia news at 6:00 and thank you for making us your choice for news. >> ben: world news tonight with david muir.
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breaking news tonight. chopper down. the helicopter crashing into the water near pearl harbor. civilians on board. a popular trip for tourists. witnesses say it dropped from the sky. several on board. the heroes jumping into the water. also tonight, donald trump takes aim at pope francis, after the pope suggests trump is not christian. the moment on the pope's plane. and tonight, trump's fiery response. the terror attack in california, and this evening, major developments. the fbi moving in. in san bernardino, what did they find? forced to pay. the hackers locking personal computers, trapping your personal information, your photos. forcing you to pay to getett back. now, a hospital, patients' medical records hacked. and drivers beware tonight. some of the most troubling bridges in america. millions still traveling over


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