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america." good morning columbia. thanks for joining us. i'm crysty vaughan. and i'm rochelle dean. we're live from main and gervais. the time's now 5:00. it may be a cold morning... but it's also the weekend... and it looks like we've got some sunshine coming our way. yeah... might need a jacket this morning... but you're in
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for more on what we can expect... lets turn things
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kennedy. 33 we want to give you a quick traffic update as you head out and about this morning. good news there are no trouble spots to report in or around the capital city but as always... we will continue to keep our eyes on the road and update you if anything changes for your morning commute.. a-b-c columbia wants to help you jump start your day. we have a quick rundown of your top morning headlines. so, let's get started. we are just one day away from the g-o-p first-in-the-south primary... right here in south carolina.
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with the republican presidential hopefuls making a last minute push to gain votes here in the palmetto state. last night... undecided voters got to hear from donald trump, john kasich and jeb bush at a town hall at the u-s-c law school... hosted by c-n-n
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highlights. 33 thanks grace. and
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hall... john kasich is still reaching out to voters here in the capital city. he'll be holding a town hall at sentate's end... this morning at ten. he also has stops planned in conway, mount pleasant and charleston. g-o-p front runner donald trump will also in charleston campaigning... in addition to pawley's island the myrtle beach. meanwhile jeb bush will be busy in the upstate... hitting the road with his mother and former first lady... barbara bush... in spartanburg, greenville and central. marco rubio and ted cruz will be campaigning close to home. that's right. rubio getting a big boost here in south carolina... with governor nikki haley, representative trey gowdy and senator tim scott... all joining him at a rally at the columbia marriott hotel. that's at nine this morning. ted cruz will be holding his own rally in west columbia... at the eagle aviation hangar. that's at 5:30. and ben carson will be making a campaign stops in
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today. and a reminder... tomorrow is the republican presidential primary. the democratic presidential primary will take place next saturday... february 27th. stay with a-b-c columbia news for the latest on vote 20-16. we'll have live updates online and on air tomorrow. still to come... our 33 coverage of vote 20-16 will continue. we're also taking a look at some of the other stories making headlines in the midlands.a clear and cold start to your friday. expect a sunny and warm
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33 here's a quick look at stories that are making headlines across the midlands. richland county deputies say when no one came to pick a six-year- old up from school... what they discovered at the child's home... was far worse. a school resource officer went to that child's home on amsterdam drive... to conduct a welfare check.... and found the child's parents dead. richland county coroner gary watts says stephanie wallace died from a gunshot wound to the head. her estranged husband.. keith wallace... died from a self- inflicted gunshot wound. columbia police are trying to keep a case from going cold. it's been five months since charles kusko was found shot inside his home on budon court. the department's lead investigator says there are multiple factors at play...
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case. 33 anyone with information on kusko's death is asked to call crimestoppers... that number... one-triple-eight- crime-s-c. shifting gears to sports... it's something we're starting to expect from the lady gamecocks. crysty has more on a big win. u-s-c women's basketball back where it's been the last two years... on top in the s-e-c. tim hill explains in this
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it. thanks tim.33 opening day will get carolina baseball fans outside this afternoon. u-s-c starts its new season at 4 o'clock against albany. chad holbrook and carolina looking to bounce back from last year's disappointing season...usc missing out on the ncaa tournament for the first time this century. the carolina coach says he can't wait to see what his new team can do. still to come... heading back to the basketball court. it's a
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all for a good cause. adways... beginning tonight... the columbia police department is having a public safety checkpoint in north columbia. the area was selected based on traffic violations... including, d-ui- and speeding incidents. this is an effort to reduce traffic collisions. any vehicle that is stopped will be checked for a valid driver's licence... poissible impairment... seatbelt use... and other safety regulations. and speaking of public safety... the lexington public safety department and the lexington county sheriffs department are battling it out on the basketball court tonight... and it's all for a good cause. proceeds from the game are supporting the make a wish foundation and a local women and children's shelter. it all starts at seven tonight at gilbert high school. tickets are seven-dollars in
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door. 33 33 we're checking out what will be making headlines later today. here's crysty with your "look ahead." lace up 33 those running shoes... it's time to join saint joseph's catholic church for
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five-k" their partnering with the lady gamecocks basketball coach... dawn staley and her organization "innersole" to provide new athletic shoes through the organization. the race is also allowing saint lawrence place to continue its mission of helping families break the cycle of homelessness and poverty. to take part in the race... it begins tomorrow at eight in the morning... and there's a fun run for the kids starting at nine. and what better way to spend your weekend... than with a black-tie affair. the american heart association is hosting their annual "midlands heart ball." it honors the mission of the association as well as the donors... volunteers and lives saved or improved due to the work of the midlands community. all proceeds benefit the american heart association to fight against heart disease
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leading causes of death and disability in south carolina. this is taking place at the state museum tomorrow night... starting at 6:30.33 still to come... the south carolina republican primary is just a day away... but first... we're taking a look at where candidates stand regarding some hot button issues. stay with us.
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gervais. donald trump is softening his response to pope francis... who claimed the g-o-p front runner is "not
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a wall to stem illegal border crossings. during last night's town hall right here in columbia... trump said the pontiff's comments were "probably a little nicer" than first reported. despite this, trump is not backing down on his view on immigration reform. during last night's town hall... trump said... the pope doesn't see the, "strain" illegal immigration and "drugs pouring across the border"... causes. it's something trump is looking to change as a part of his immigration reform plan. trump immigration plan would involve building a wall across the southern border... one trump insists mexico would pay for trump said if elected president.. he also plans to deport all eleven million undocumented immigrants within 18 months to two years. ted cruz also says he will increase deportation... in addition to stopping sanctuary policies. cruz says he also plans to suspend and audit h-one-b
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illegal immigration... as long as american unemployment remains high. marco rubio... the son of cuban immigrants... says he's narrowing down his approach to immigration security... to one general principle. that's right. according to rubio's campaign website, quote, "if we do not know who you are and why you are coming, you are not getting into america." still rubio says the united states is compassionate when it comes to immigration. rubio spoke out on his views on immigration following the pontiff's statement on donald trump. 33 you can find all of the candidates' stances on immigration on each of the candidates websites. plus this wrap-up of the candidate's views on our website... a-b-c columbia-dot-
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closer look at the remaining three g-o-p candidates and their views on immigration. plus... still to come... a closer look at one of the g-o-p presidential hopefuls... before tomorrow's vote. we're profiling marco rubio.
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from main and gervais. 33 33 we want to give you a quick traffic update as you head out and about this morning. here are some trouble spots that you might encounter. south carolina highway patrol is reporting a collision on i-20. this is going to be at mile marker 73 in the westbound lanes. and as always... we will continue to keep our eyes on the road and
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commute. a-b-c columbia wants to help you jump start your day. we have a quick rundown of your top morning headlines. so, let's get started. we are just one day away from the g-o-p first-in-the-south primary... right here in south carolina. the stakes are high... with the republican presidential hopefuls making a last minute push to gain votes here in the palmetto state. last night... undecided voters got to hear from donald trump, john kasich and jeb bush at a town hall at the u-s-c law school... hosted by c-n-n. and at the same time... democratic presidential hopefuls hillary clinton and bernie sanders took the stage in las vegas for a town hall... before saturday's caucuses in nevada. during the town hall... clinton questioned her rival's devotion to the democratic party... accusing sanders of attacking president barack obama and her husband... former president bill clinton... claims sanders denies. and it looks like hillary clinton is in store
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palmetto state... ahead of next saturday's democratic presidential primary. according to reports.... representative jim clyburn... the highest-ranking african- american member.... of the house of representatives... will endorse hillary clinton for president. he is said to make a formal announcement today at allen university.... at eleven this morning. marco rubio will be campaigning close to home today. he'll be holding a rally at the columbia marriott hotel. that's at nine this morning. in a series of special reports... a-b-c columbia is bringing you a different candidate profile. and this morning... our jennifer ready gives us glance
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33 thanks jennifer. and a reminder... tomorrow is the republican presidential primary. the democratic presidential primary will take place next saturday... february 27th. stay with a-b-c columbia news for the latest on vote 20-16. we'll
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on air tomorrow. 33 still to come... we're the red carpet. it's your oscar overview with a closer look at one of the films nominated for best picture.a clear and cold start to your friday.expect a sunny and warm
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live from main and gervais. hey, good morning. topping "america's money" -- tax scams are soaring. >> the irs says e-mail and texting scams have surged 400% so far this year. >> they're designed to get your personal information. remember that the irs does not send tax notices by e-mail. here's a sign of the times. smart watches are more popular than swiss watches. >> the new numbers show the high-tech devices outsold the
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33 33 mcdonald's is testing out their own version of southern cooking... they're creating a twist to the classic, chicken and waffles. they call it... "the chicken mcgriddle" it's a fried chicken patty surrounded by a pair of maple syrupy-sweet buns. but if you want to get your hands on this new menu item... you'll need to go to ohio. eleven mcdonald's restaurants in central ohio are testing the chicken mcgriddle through the end of march. however... it could go national depending
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and walmart workers are getting a pay raise... the company says it will boost it's minimum wage to ten dollar an hour from nine- dollars.... tomorrow. the change applies to virtually all of walmart's hourly workers... including some supervisors. this change does not come cheap though. the pay raises will cost the company an additional one-point-five billion dollars this year. ford motor company is promoting their pot-hole protection technology on the "20-17 fusion v-six sport sedan." the company says the shock absorber system automatically stiffens when sensors detect a pothole. this allows the system to keep the wheel elevated instead of dropping into the hole. ford says the fusion is the first mid-sized car in its price range that is offering the feature. looks like someone'e'riding in style this morning... crysty what can you tell us? one 33 lucky person is a step closer
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double-oh-seven the 10-aston martin d-b-10 car that was specially built for the new james bond "spectre" film... sold in an auction yesterday. but this was no poor mans gain. the new ride had a hefty fine of three and a half million dollars. the lucky owner hasn't been identified yet... and parking the car in the drive way is pretty much all they can do. that's because it was created without any safety features or certifications required to be street-legal. bill 33 cosby is suing one of the women accusing him of rape. lawyers for cosby filed a lawsuit against andrea constand...according to a newly-filed, redacted complaint. in the suit..cosby claims constand violated a 20-06 settlement when she worked with the montgomery county district
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a rape allegation. cosby wants more than 75- thousand dollars that he paid in the settlement back. lawyers from neither side have commented on the lawsuit. and hillary clinton has actress... america ferrara's vote. you may remember the actress from the television show "ugly betty." ferrara joined the democratic hopefuls daughter... chelsea clinton at a campaign even in denver yesterday. they told supporters and volunteers that hillary is the best candidate for women and minorities. still to come... this friday is getting a little sweeter... we're celebrating
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your day in history. 33 let's check out the day in history. -rescuers reach "donner" party in 1 17-thomas alva edison patents the phonograph in 1878-tiger woods apologizes for extramarital affairs in 2010 today is...
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international tug-of-war 33 day... and chocolate mint day.33 that's all 33 the time that we have for the first hour of good morning columbia. but we're coming right back. so be sure to
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from main and gervais.
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today is friday, february 19. the stakes are high going into tomorrow's primary. it's a last minute push by the gop presidential hopefuls to gain votes right here in the palmetto state. plus trump, turning things around. what he's saying now about the pope's controversial comments and how his competition is reacting and time to head out to the ol' ball game. what we can expect when the gamecocks start their new season. "good morning, columbia" starts right now. captioning provided by caption associates, llc www.captionassociates.com. crysty: good morning, columbia. thank you so much for joining us on this friday morning. i'm crysty vaughan. >> rochelle: and i'm rochelle dean. we're live from main and gervrvs. the time's now 6:00. we are celebrating because the weekend is here.
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forecast doing to be looking if we have big plans? >> rochelle: as you are walking out you will have a little chill in the air, definitely bring the jacket but you are in nor a beautiful day, things are turning around. let turn things around to jonathan kennedy. >> jonathan: a lot of gamecocks baseball fans, season starts today, they will be outside watching the gamecocks play against albany, the forecast, it's coal. clear skies, wind are calm, so very quiet set up but it is certainly chilly outside, you want to have the jacket on hand as you are heading out for this friday. a lot of spots below freezing, bishopville, saluda all at 30. we are just above freezing, we were at freezing so we warmed up one degree. 32, 33, it will be cold, won't make much of a difference where
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wind are calm, we will see them out of the east-southeast around 10 miles a hour. not expecting a windy day, pretty calm, quiet conditions, we are expecting to see that later on which will make for a pleasant afternoon as highs climb into the high 60s. high pressure moving toward our area, it's in north carolina right now and that will bring in the wind out of the east as you have the clockwise flow around the high. we will see a little moisture come our way but also warm air and nice more kind of dry conditions as well. we will also see a sunny set up for your day, all the disturbances, all that mess are well back to the north. look at the models for us, you see the rain state ofs away but the cloud cover continues through tomorrow. if you are heading to the ballpark, we have a couple event out and about, it will be cloudy for us but you will still see a
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climb into the 70s both saturday and sunday even without the full sunshine. we will see more sunshine today but not as warm, we are gradually warming up, highs in the low 60s, makes for a pleasant day, above average for most locations but all in all a nice day, great way to kickoff your friday and weekend. >> crysty: you said the baseball game this afternoon. >> rochelle: season opener. >> jonathan: if you can scoot out of work a little early, get those overtime hours in, scoot out and see the gamecocks play. >> rochelle: looks like a lot of fun, good weather for it. crysty: we want to give you a quick traffic update as you head out and about this morning. >> rochelle: here are some trouble spots that you might encounter. the south carolina highway patrol is reporting a collision on i-20. >> rochelle: this will be at mile marker 73 in the westbound lanes. as always we are keeping our eyes on the road for you. if anything changes we will
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morning commute before you head out the door. rochelle: abc columbia wants to help you jump start your day. >> crysty: we have a quick rundown of your top morning headlines. we'll get started with vote 2016. we are just one day away from the gop first-in-the-south primary right here in south carolina. the stakes are high with the republican presidential hopefuls making a last minute push to gain votes here in the palmetto state. >> rochelle: last night undecided voters got to hear donald trump, , hn kasich and jeb bush at a town hall at the usc law school hosted by cnn. our grace joyal has all the highlights. >> reporter: positivity is what john kasich has been pushing. kasich pointed to his actions as ohio's governor to highlight how he'll run the country; but also talked about how getting out of his state has showed him what we need to rebuild america. >> we need to slow down, and then carry out our god given
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because it's slowing me down, >> reporter: starting from the ground, up kasich made it clear, he's in this for the long haul, no matter how he does saturday. jeb bush is coming off of a blow from south carolina governor nikki haley, who endorsed marco rubio wednesday, but he says his introverted nature gives him the drive to keep pushing. he says he will use it for the supreme court nominee. >> it would be someone who did not aspire to legislate from the bench. it would be someone with a deep intellectual acumen because this is a collaborative body. >> reporter: bush also addressed saying trump, or anyone's religious beliefs, are none of his business. the last to take the stage, donald trump said that the fight is more of a misundersrsnding. >> i don't think this is a fight. softer than was originally reported by the media. i think he heard one side of the story which is probably by the mexican government.
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ump whether he would reconsider the comments he made during saturday's debate about george w bush and 9-11. trump said he stands by what he said. for "good morning, columbia," i'm grace joyal. >> rochelle: thanks, grace. and following last night's town hall, john kasich is still reaching out to voters here in the capital city. he'll be holding a town hall at sentate's end this morning at 10:00. he also has stops planned in conway, mount pleasant, and charleston. crysty: gop front runner donald trump will also be in charleston campaigning in addition to pawley's island the myrtle beach. meanwhile, jeb bush will be busy in the upstate hitting the road with his mother and former first lady barbara bush in spartanburg, greenville and central. meanwhile marco rubio and ted cruz will be campaigning close to home. >> rochelle: that's right. rubio is getting a big boost here in south carolina with governor nikki haley, representative trey gowdy and senator tim scott all joining
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marriott hotel. that's at 9:00 this morning. ted cruz will be holding his own rally in west columbia at the eagle aviation hangar. that's at 5:30. and ben carson will be making campaign stops in north charleston and florence today. >> rochelle: and a reminder, tomorrow is the republican presidential primary. the democratic presidential primary will take place next saturday february 27th. stay with abc columbia news for the latest on vote 2016. we'll have live updates online and on air tomorrow. >> crysty: that's right, we have a full crew foror you tomorrow. we'll have live coverage from each of the campaign on air and online and we have more coverage of vote 2016. >> rochelle: we're also taking a look at some of the other stories making headlines in the midlands. >> jonathan: and we have a cold
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back in the 60s with sunshine this afternoon. i'll have the details ap the
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good morning columbia, thanks for waking up with us. your time is 6:12. here's a quick look at stories that are making headlines across the midlands. a richland county man is suing to block the resettlement of refugees in n uth carolina. the lawsuit was brought by walter brian bilbro who warns resettling refugees brings the potential for terrorism or violent crime. the suit names governor nikki haley, the department of social services and two non-profits that help resettle refugees. rochelle: and as many as three dozen members of congress will be here in the palmetto state next month. lawmakers plan to explore the role the state has played in the fight for civil rights and to worship at the charleston church where nine black parishioners were killed back in june. the faith and politics institute announced the three-day pilgrimage to south carolina will start march 18th. rochelle: shifting gears to sports, it's something we're starting to expect from the lady gamecocks. crysty has more on a big win.
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rochelle, a big win it was. usc women's basketball back where it's been the last two years on top in the sec. tim hill explains in this morning's sports minute to win it. >> dawn staley still the queen of sec. gamecocks second quarter, leads to a 61-51 over georgia. the two time sec player of the year earning her third straight sec conference championship. last night's win gives this year's title all to the gamecocks, still a perfect 13-0 in conference. >> it great. it's bittersweet, i will say this, at this point you want to play the best basketball. i don't think we displayed that tonight. i don't know what it is, we are
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find a way to dig deep, rest up and figure out how to end out the season the way we want to end it out. >> crysty: cobb gather lay shuns to the laid -- congratulations to the lady gamecocks. opoping day will get carolina baseball fans outside this afternoon. usc starts its new season at 4:00 against albany. crysty: still to come, it's the happiest place on earth. and it's celebrating a big milestone. how you can get in on all the fun? stay with us.
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gervais. >> rochelle: happy friday morning to you guys, welcome back, your time 6:17. >> jonathan: let's take a bite out of your morning menu, sponsored by bojangles'. fort jackson's major general roger cloutier is inviting you to a special up-close tour of their site and its soldiers in training. the "come see your army" tour isis giving local citizens an opportunity to see and experience how soldiers train and provides an insight into their day-to-day operations. the tour is open to people ages 13 years and older. it's taking place this sunday beginning at 7:30 in the morning. >> rochelle: it would be cool to see, how it works. >> jonathan: yes. rochelle: those of you in the job market are in luck. tomorrow the riverbanks zoo and garden is hosting a job fair. they're seeking qualified candidates for a number of seasonal positions in the zoo's food and retail division. interviews are taking place in the zoo's discovery center theater. interview times are at 1:00,
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so good weather to be out there, 1:00, 2:00 and 3:00. >> jonathan: in the afternoon, it the be. it is cool this morning, waking up with temperatures around freezing, warming up later today, we will see highs in the lower 60s. be sure to have the jacket on hand this morning. a lot of people will see what the high is, will be fooled, think it will be 60 and 70 but it cold this morning. be sure to wear the jacket and then you can get rid of it later today and enjoy the sunshine and warm air. >> rochelle: we have to get there first, right? >> jonathan: yes. rochelle: we're checking out what will be making headlines later today. >> jonathan: here's crysty with your "look ahead." good morning, crysty. >> crysty: it a magical mornings. the happiest place on earth is having a big celebration. disney is celebrating 60 years since walt disney first opened the gates to disneyland. you can tune in right here on abc columbia to catch their
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wonderful world of disney disneyland celebrates 60." the special is show casing some of the most iconic locations at disneyland park. along with two dazzling displays of technology, "the paint the night" parade and "wonderful world of walt disney." you can catch all of this from the comfort of your home, afar as at 8:00 p.m. sunday night. and you can catch a little bit of disney magic right here in columbia tonight. we're talking about "disney live! mickey and minnie's doorway to magic." it's a fun filled event for you and the family to enjoy tonight at 7:00 at the colonial life arena. be prepared to watch the fairy godmother transform cinderella's rags into a beautiful ball grown in a split second. and don't forget "the toy story" gang defy the dimensions of andy's toy box with the help of the green army men. tickets start at $23.
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these. we have one for rochelle. and this is to celebrate the big disney show and, again, it is magic. this will be an one night show, i want to let everyone know, this is an one night show tonight at 7:00, so if you arere interested in going, you have to go tonight. >> rochelle: all right, sound still to come, the south carolina republic primary is just a day away. but, first, we're taking a look at where candidates stand regarding some hot button issues. stay with us. we're live from main and gervais. hey, there. in today's "techbytes" -- who's got the fastest wireless service?
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and in the latest tests, another researcher says verizon is tops, based on its testing at various sites around the country. and indndna man is suing smart tv manufacturer vizio. the class-action lawsuit accuses the company of collecting data about his usage. and a couple in texas is in a legal fight with a company that it hired to watch its pets. >> they were not satisfied and posted a one-star review on yelp. the company responded with a lawsuit and is seeking thousands of dollars because it says the couple violated its so-called no-disparagement clause. >> is there such a thing? who knew? those are your "techbytes." >> have a great day. when your cold makes you wish... ...you could stay... ...in bed all day...
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33 republican presidential >> crysty: welcome back to good mornings columbia. the republican presidential primary is tomorrow here in south carolina. boy, don't we know it. >> rochelle: and ahead of the vote we want to take the time to look at where the gop candidates stand on some of the hot-button issues this election. today, we're taking a closer look at the candidate's stance on immigration. donald trump is softening his response to pope francis who claimed the gop front runner is "not christian" if he favors using a wall to stem illegal
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during last night's town hall right here in columbia trump said the pontiff's comments were probably a little nicer than first reported. now trump's competition jeb bush is taking the time to speak out on the pope's comments. >> bush: i support walls and fencing where its appropriate sure. i also believe we ought to have other parts of this which is for leading the border patrol, using drone technology, using gps technology across the border, we ought to have a strategy and that is clear that is not a unchristian thing to do to make sure that people don't come across our border illegally that's a just thing to do. >> rochelle: you heard it there, jeb bush giving his input on the pope's comments and giving us a little insight into his immigration policies. on his campaign website bush outlines six proposals to help secure to border.
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security along the border bush says he also wants a strong e-verifty system to ensure businesses aren't hiring illegal immigrants. bush also wants to deport immigrants who are overstaying the time allowed on their visas. john kasich is also speaking out about the pope's comments towards his political rival. >> crysty: at last night's town hall in columbia, kasich said he's "pro-pope," but adds america "has a right to build a wall." during an interview with cnn kasich says he's also open to a possible pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants already in the country because they contribute a lot to america according to case inch. >> rochelle: ben carson says one of his top priorities as president would be to seal the border with mexico in order to stop to flow of drugs and violence into the united states. by doing so, carson says he hopes to avoid "tragedies that
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illegal immigrants." >> rochelle: you can find all of the candidates' stances on immigration on each of the candidates websites. >> crysty: we'll also post this wrap-up of the candidate's views on our website. just log on to abccolumbia.com. plus still to come, a closer look at one of the gop presidential hopefuls before tomorrow's vote. >> rochelle: we're profiling marco rubio.
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gervais. >> crysty: good morning, columbia, thank you so much for wakingp with us on this friday morning. i'm crysty vaughan. >> rochelle: and i'm rochee dean. we're live from main and gervais. the time's now 6:31. >> crysty: we are saying yea! >> rochelle: we are glad we made it here. we started the week with cold weather but looks like even though you will need a jacket you are in for a beautiful day. let's turn things over to jonathan kennedy with a look at what you can expect. >> jonathan: we are looking at a cold start, clear skies which bodies well for more sunshine, sun is not up yet.
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temperatures around freezing for most of us. we're at the magic number of 32 downtown, several spots around 30, it's below freezing, but actually we're seeing our warmest spot at 30%, colder spots. right around 37, still a cold start for them, not close to that freezing number. freezing won't be a big issue, won't see any moisture at all, don't have to worry about any icing, it will be coal, 30 degrees, cold either way as you are heading out the door. clear skies, lots of sunshine coming our way and wind very calm at the moment. this is something we haven't seen of late, we have seen consistent breezy conditions, several weather patterns, it's been windy for us, whether in the morning or afternoon. starting out with a quiet start, we will see more of the same this afternoon. we have a high pressure system
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be wind out of the east for us. that will bring a nice sunny forecast, dry forecast but also a slightly warmer one as well. that's good news, warmer air in addition to the sunshine, something we didn't see yesterday. we saw highs climb to 58 but we didn't quite get to 60 even with the abundant sunshine we were seeing throughout the afternoon. with wind out of the east and southeast that brings warmer air, also cloud, but that will be delayed reactn to the cloud later on tonight. not so much seeing cloud cover before probably dinner time this evening. look for sunny afternoon, we head into your saturday forecast, for the most part it will be warmer but not necessarily as sunny. if you want to see the sunshine, you will get it today. if you want the warm air that is coming our way saturday and sunday. we will see highs in the 70s for the weekend.
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to mid-60s or so. still a warm day, still above average for most of us here as we get toward the end of february. hard to believe it is already past valentine's day, end of february, we are seeing warm air as we get in the upcoming weekend. >> break out in sunglasses. >> jonathan: you will need a jacket this morning. >> rochelle: thanks, jonathan. crysty: we want to give you a quick traffic update as you head out and about this morning. >> rochelle: here are some trouble spots that you might encounter. >> crysty: the south carolina highway patrol is reporting a collision on i-20. >> rochelle: this will be at mile marker 73 in the westbound lanes, and as always we will keep our eyes on the road and if anything changes we will update you nor the morning commute. rochelle: abc columbia wants to help you jump start your day. >> crysty: we have a quick rundown of your top morning headlines. we're going to get started with vote 2016. we are just one day away from the gop first-in-the-south primary right here in south
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the stakes are high with the republican presidential hopefuls making a last minute push to gain votes here in the palmetto state. last night undecided voters got to hear donald trump, john kasich and jeb bush at a town hall at the usc law school hosted by cnn. at the same time there was a town haul in nevada between hillary clinton and bernie sanders. hillary clinton accused sappedders of attacking obama and her husband, a claim sanders denies. and it looks like hillary clinton is in store for a big boost here in the palmetto state ahead of next saturday's democratic presidential primary. >> rochelle: it does, according to reports, representative jim clyburn, the highest-ranking african-american member of the house of representatives, will
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he is said to make a formal announcement today at allen university at 11:00 this morning. rochelle: meanwhile, marco rubio will be campaigning close to home today. he'll be holding a rally at the columbia marriott hotel. that's at 9:00 this morning. crysty: in a series of special reports abc columbia is bringing you a different candidate profile each day. and this morning our jennifer ready gives us glance at florida senator marco rubio. >> rochelle: a new america company, that is his campaign. >> we have a lot of work to do. >> i have more foreign policy and national security than anyone else on the republican side combined.
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from south carolina politicians, governor nicks i haley is supporting him. >> south carolina a-let me tell you this, if we nominate mark oh ruby oh, i promise he will be the next president of the united states, if we do our job. >> was third in iowa and fifth in new hampshire. map i criticized him for his rehearsed answers. >> the bottom line is i had a choice to make at the debate and i chose not to attack another republican cause i didn't want to turn it into a republican unrepublican fight. >> reporter: the florida senator currently serving his second term in the u.s. senate, has been scrutinized by some
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attendance on the senate floor and for his young age. >> i was not ready to be president at 44. >> reporter: but marco, with the support of several south carolina politicians, is hoping to rebound and come out on top in south carolina. >> we make presidents! let's make marco rubio the next president of the united states, god bless! >> crysty: that was you're gentlemen fear ready reporting. a reminder to are more oh is the presidential primary. the democratic presidential primary will take place next saturday february 27th. stay with abc columbia news for the latest on vote 2016. we'll have live updates online and on air tomorrow. still stick with us. >> rochelle: you can download the app, follow us on twitter and facebook and get all of the up to minute update as they develop throughout the day tomorrow. crysty: up next: we've got a furry friend looking for a forever home >> rochelle: where you can claim this adorable pup as yours
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>> jonathan: and a cold start to your friday but with sunshine and a warm afternoon. i'll have details next.
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gervais. >> "risen" opens in theaters friday. >> the tomb is sealed. guard it with your life. >> actor joseph fiennes... >> how he prepared for the leading role. >> i went to gladiator school in rome. >> how long did you stay? >> long enough to never want to go back. >> and how making the film affected him personally. >> i know it was a physical journey for you. was it also emotional?
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friday >> eric: welcome to the corner of main and gervais. i'm joined by elizabeth and an excited arzo, he's a mix. >> yes, he's five months old and he's very energetic, very sweet. the breed is very unique, they are very intelligent and inquisitive, curious. they are also very loving and very loyal. >> what kind of family would be
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>> families who are ready for an active dog. he's good with other dogs, he is in the ken he'll with another dog and there's play. he will need dedicated training, he will need someone who will have the time to train him, once they do he will be a great dog. >> he would be a great dog to bring to bark at the park. >> we are doing bark at the park april 9th. our website is bark at the park. sign up your teams, get ready for it we are expecting a thousand people.
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their dogs. after the walk we have park tea with vendors and our sponsors. >> a great place to bring arzo and get his energy out. i love he has the phantom of the opera look, half of his face is white and half is black. you still have the cat-a-thon. >> we are still doing the cat spade, if you want to make sure she gets spayed before she goes into heat in the spring, call our clinic, the number is 465-9100 and set up your appointment, only $20. >> if you are more into dogs, arzo is looking for a forever home.
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main and gervais. >> jonathan: 6:47 on your friday morning, nice sunny day, the sun is not up yet. it will be sunshine throughout the rest of the day today, going to head out to the carolina gamecocks, perfect day to play. highs will be in the low 60s, mid to upper 50s at lunchtime. all in all, great start to the
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for it later on. rochelle: a los angeles hospital is paying thousands of dollars to hackers to get its computer systems back up and running. hollywood presbyterian medical center handed over about $17,000 worth of bit-coins, a form of internet currency. staff started noticing a problem with the system almost two weeks ago. malware had locked access to certain systems and was preventing electronic communications. administrators decided the quickest way to get it back up and running was to pay the ransom. the fbi is investigating. rochelle: toyota is recalling nearly 3 million suv's worldwide. in a news release the company says a flaw could cause some rear seat belts to fail. the affected vehicles e the toyota rav-4, toyota rav-4 ev, and toyota vanguard. most were built between 2005 and 2014. toyota dealers are fixing the problem at no cost to the
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rav-4 and vanguard owners can contact their toyota dealer or visit toyota's website for more information. rochelle: and apple is recalling their travel adapter kits and plugs. the two-prong wall plug adapters can break and expose the metal portion of the adapter, posing an electric shock risk. consumers should immediately stop using the recalled wall plug adapters and contact apple for a free replacement. rochelle: looks like there are some new movies to check out this weekend. crysty, what you got going on? >> crysty: the one-two punch of "deadpool" and "kung fu panda 3" figures to top the box office again. but they've got some new competition. here's david daniel for a look at what's hitting theaters this weekend and how the new movies will fare. >> i have seen two things which cannot reconcile: a man dead without question, and that same man alive again. >> reporter: "risen" is the first in a series of religion-themed movies hitting theaters over the next
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joseph fiennes plays a roman centurion charged with finding the missing body of jesus. the lenten season release is tracking as the weekend's top new movie. >> i got people looking at me for an example. >> i don't care about any of that! yeah, well, you're white, larry! you don't have to. >> reporter: "race" figures to debut in fourth place. stephan james stars as jesse owens, striving for olympic glory amid racism at home and in nazi germany. the legendary athlete's fame should help attract moviegoers, but sports films haven't fared so well in recent years. >> oh, god, my lord, and now begin -- oh, help me and i'll leave my sin. >> reporter: it won't be a surprise if "the witch" debuts below the other new releases: it's opening in fewer theaters. but the supernatural horror flick set in puritan new england is getting solid reviews, so don't be shocked or scared if it sticks around awhile. in hollywood, i'm david daniel. crysty: still to come, mischief managed. it's a magical treat for you
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sights on. >> jonathan: and clear skies and cold start to your friday, lots of sunshine. look for a warm afternoon. details next. stay with us, we are live from main and gervais. >> "risen" opens in theaters friday. >> the tomb is sealed. guard it with your life.
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>> how he prepared for the leading role. >> i went to gladiator school in rome. >> how long did you stay? >> long enough to never want to go back. >> and how making the film affected him personally. >> i know it was a physical journey for you. was it also emotional? >> joseph fiennes...
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>> jonathan: just about 6:54 friday morning, wake egg up with dry conditions -- waging up with dry conditions. the sun should be up in a few minutes. we will see a lot of sunshine, wind out of the east, that will help warm us up, likely to see highs in the 60s as opposed to the 50s of yesterday. but the extra moisture will bring us cloud cover mainly for your saturday and sunday. today nothing but sunshine, nice warm afternoon. >> rochelle: thank you, jonathan, nothing but sunshine, we like that. crysty: harry potter world around the world. to take a visit to universal studios to get a look at all the action. >> rochelle: always want an excuse to go there. harry potter fans are getting a park. called "the three broomsticks." it comes along with a menu full of magical treats inspired by the book series. there's a slow roasted lemon
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they have to do this story this morning? fish and chips shepar'ds pie and many more harry potter based entrees. and saving the best for last the butter beer potted creme it's influenced by the butter beer that everybody loves. >> crysty: it's sold in the little pub. >> rochelle: exactly, the food looked delicious. >> crysty: should be a fun time to check it out. crysty: still to come, this friday is getting a little sweeter. we're celebrating a chocolate treat next in your day in history. >> jonathan: and another cold start to your friday, but we will see sunshine and warm conditions this afternoon. warmer weekend. i'll have details next.
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main and gervais. >> jonathan: good friday morning, lots of sunshine coming our way, just about a perfect day to round out the weekend and kickoff the gamecocks season. it will be warmer tomorrow, 76 sunday, cloud cover will be hanging around for us. we will see a mix of sun and clouds, probably more clouds than sun for the upcoming weekend but dry and warm. movingngnto next week we have a good chance of rain for monday, tuesday and wednesday but temperatures stay above 60 throughout the forecast.
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pay for the weather, hopefully it will change. >> crysty: just boo, rain. rochelle: let's check out the day in history. rescuers reach "donner" party in 1847. thomas alva edison patents the phonograph in 1878. and tiger woods apologizes for extramarital affairs in 2010. i'm trying to remember, how many women came forward? >> jonathan: i don't know if there's time for that. maybe a couple. >> rochelle: a few. >> crysty: today is national woman's heart day, international tug-of-war day, and chocolate mint day. that sound delicious. >> jonathan: i like tug of war.
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good morning, america. heart-stopping crash caught on tape. a helicopter with five tourists on board plummeting into pearl harbor. new video of witnesses diving in to rescue the victims. cutting a 15-year-old free from the wreckage. those heroes are going to join us live only on "gma." donald trump versus the popo. those stunning remarks saying the gop front-runner is not christian. trump fires back all through the night. >> no leader, especially a religious leader, should have the right to question another man's religion or faith. >> and donald trump joining us live this morning. record heat. building across much of the country for the weekend. blazes sparking firenados. the wind warnings and advisories spread from california to new york. that big warm-up right now baby love we have a big announcement from ginger zee and little adrian training for this moment for months. now they're joining us live with

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