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man responsible for emma's death. >> he said if there's anything i can do for you, let me know. this is it, donnie, resign. >> reporter: today, longstreet was joined by dozens of others outside of his office calling for the same thing. >> it makes you leery, is he able to do that or maybe showing a little compassion because he has the same problem. >> beth: prior to monday's incident, myers himself on the wrong side of the law in 2005 when he pleaded guilty to drdrk driving in asheville, north carolina and again in 2012 when he was charged with having an open container of alcohol in his car. >> donnie is a wreck waiting to happen. he's going to hurt somebody if he doesn't hurt himself. >> beth: they say these alcohol-related incidents are unacceptable and dangerous to the community he serves. >> he needs to save what little
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shred of a life he has in the community and step down. >> beth: longstreet says he'll continue the fight until myers steps and down need be, he'll find someone to run against him for the seat in the upcoming election. we've reached out to myers but have not heard back. >> ben: a man killed in a valentine's day murder in lexington county has been identified. lexington county coroner says arturo bravo santos, 28, died as a result of multiple gunshot wounds. the coroner says he was identified with the assistance of the mexican conlast. restaurant owner 49-year-old gregorio leon is accused of shooting santos at the park anne & ride.
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filibustering to block the bill. our jennifer ready joins us live at the statehouse with those details. jen. >> jennifer: senator lee bright filibustered for several hours on the roads bill and that's what we saw from senator davis earlier this week who fill busted -- filibustered for several days. the main issue is the gas tax bill. they don't know w en it's going to be fixed but -- >> reporter: hitting a roadblock in the senate. >> there will be for the be pixie dust -- >> it's hard to justify a tax increase for the people of south
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and a half dollars, three quarters recurring. >> reporter: suggests a amended restructuring bill without a gas tax. >> let's talk about restructuring the dot. >> reporter: others are eager to get a roads' bill passed. >> i think it's our task to come up with a long term solution to this. we have an opportunity to do something great for the next generation and provide opportunity and jobs than sort of thing but if we just keep doing this thing where we take a little surplus every year and put it on there, i keep asking what's going to happen in the lean year? >> never been a issue i can active that really touches every single person like this does, because everybody uses the roads. >> reporter: and the senate will be back in session on tuesday. senator bright continues to bring the issue up again expects several of his conservative
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from the senate, jennifer ready, abc columbia news. >> ben: the wind is dying down but it was another windy day out the this afternoon. not like yesterday. >> alicia: i'm getting used to working down main street like this. >> ben: leaning. >> alicia: laying back. for the latest on when the wind will stop, here's chief meteorologist john farley. >> john: not much further to go. there's the flags on top of the statehouse. yesterday they were barely hanging on. but today, not as bad. let's show you the latest gusts. in the range of 30 in the strongest spots. last time at this time, it was more like 40678 the wind is coming down and by tomorrow, a pleasant day. not much in the way of wind. let's talk about the forecast for the next several hours, starting with the temperature, 50s and mid 40s, notice, the wind coming out of west. that's where the cooler air is
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through the rest the midlands overnight. windy and then dying down to breezy temperatures settling to 40 degrees by the time we get to i here's the school bus forecast. tomorrow morning, cool, numbers around the mid 30s or so, than do it. and as we go through the day, it's going to be pleasant. kind of a crisp late-winter day. 56 is where we top out in columbia. the weekend, i'll have that forecast in about 10 minutes. >> alicia: thank you very much, john. south carolinians continue to pick up the pieces after october's historic flood. >> ben: among those struggling are farmers and to help out today, sce and g donated to plant it forward south carolina. the organize helps south carolina farmers by providing money to cover a portion o o the
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>> the problems caused by the flood still exist. weather events continues to mountain on us and people struggle with financial statements that don't really look as well as they looked a few years ago. >> alicia: hmm. >> ben: plan it forward, south carolina, will help carry farmers through to the next planting season by reimbursing them for destroyed crops and other losses. in our vote 2016 coverage, tonight is the last gop debate before super tuesday. >> alicia: that's right. the five gop presidential candidates will be taking the stage in houston, texas. analysts say this is the most important debate yet and rubio and cruz will have to show strength to unseat donald trump as the front-runner. low-income is crisscrossing
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right here, saturday, and she made stops in king street, florence, myrtle beach and charleston. bernie sanders is not in the palmetto state today. he campaigned in ohio and flint, michigan, ahead of super tuesday. sanders will be returning to south carolina and the middles tomorrow. sanders will hold a rally at the township auditorium at 7:00 ahead of the democratic primary. >> ben: the polls open at 7:00 and close at 7:00 p.m., if you rote voted in the republican primary, you cannot vote for a democrat this weekend. we'll have complete coverage online and on air saturday night here on abc columbia news. the oscars are this sunday, but this year, it's not a actorrer, movie or actress
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>> up next, the growing controversy surrounding the lack
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next. the red cross is asking for you to roll up your sleeve >> ben: welcome back. the red cross is asking for you to roll up your sleeves and help save a life. they're hosting the sixth annual columbia life safers hoop it up blood drive tomorrow. you can stop by from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the columbia metropolitan convention center. the oscars are quickly approaching this sunday.
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i would suggest you watch chris rock in his opening monday log -- mononogue. >> alicia: the comedian has remained quiet what we can expect from his performance sunday. hit hit has more from hollywood. >> reporter: the buses surgery this year's oscars isn't just about who is balking the red carpet, it's about who is not. >> i won't be at the academy awards and i won't be watching it. >> we're not coming, not watching it. >> reporter: all of the nominees are white. sparking the twitter #oscarsarewhite. leading to boycotts and being passed over for a oscar no, ma'am nod only to win a screen guild's award. >> welcome to diverse tv.
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when the academy changes because they're being forced to change. >> reporter: the academy has put forth new initiations to double -- increase diversity on the academy's board of governors. >> it's a systematic bias that needs to be addressed across the industry. >> reporter: look can at 2014 and 2015, ges failing grades grades to hollywood studios. >> hollywood i i a straight white boys an club. >> reporter: all eyes on this year's host, chris rock, who told essence magazine black women get paid less than everybody in hollywood. >> it's going to be an extremely memorable monologue simply because of that particular topic. >> reporter: chris rock threw out his original monologue and
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brandi hitt, abc news, hollywood. >> alicia: thank you, you can find out who walkers away with a golden statue this sunday night. >> ben: stew tuned for abc columbia news at 11:00 when leo wins the oscar finally. >> alicia: you think so? >> ben: i hope so. >> alicia: he's like the susan loopy. >> ben: you said it was great, you saw it. >> alicia: we have a busy weekend because we're going to be here for the democratic primary and sunday for the oscars. here's a look at abc in terms of our tower cam and what you're seeing over the city, up next.
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has the forecast next. >> ben: welcome back. >> john: yesterday's high was 10. today 20 degrees cooler and came in at 57 is all we could do. we'll stay school for a couple of days, as we go back to the north and west, you'll see this blue. this is snow. we're not going to get snow. that said, it does show where the pocket of cool air is and it will take until sunday before the wind direction comes back out of the southwest and at this point, you'll notice the temperatures climb again. tomorrow morning, a lot of blue all over the united states. watch what happens when we get to tomorrow afternoon and you start to see, for us, it doesn't
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the temperatures climb some but don't go that far, we've still got a little bit of green here but the real warm air is pushing its way into the southern plains. that will be the case as we go into saturday. check it out. and we'll get into some of that by the time we get to sunday. that's the time the temperatures work up and by monday, we'll be back around 70 degrees. for tonight, clear skies, the wind going to die down and the temperatures dropping to around mid 30s, tomorrow, nice day. cool, nice crisp late-winter day, temperatures mid to upper 50s. wind five to 15 and the gamecocks playing host to penn state. nice afternoon for baseball, maybe a little cool, temperatures in the upper 40s by the time the game will be winding down. looking ahead, it's dry for many
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the next shot the rain is next wednesday and between now and then, a lot of sunshine. all right, you two, i think we're looking forward to a nice weather weekend for us. >> ben: thanks, john. coming up, dawn staley feeling cocky. she says she has the sec player of the year on her team. >> speaker: and the carolina men's team, a lock for its first ncaa tournament in more than a
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sports is next. >> we're a good basketball team, when we play a certain way. >> translator: decimating all doubts. hi, i'm tim hill. it's been more than a decade since their last ncaa tournament. 1973 the last tourney win. frank martin doing what it could to blow all of that up in a blowout against tennessee last night.
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getting some serious revenge. 84-58. final score. gamecocks now 23 and 5 on the season. the most wins in 10 years. martin conflicted and talking about the seemingly inevitable ncaa tournament. >> there's going to be a moment when we embrace all of that. going to be proud of it. right now, we have to stay the course, we've got a a chance to finish off the season the right way. you want to play your best basketball of the year now. it's important that we don't get wrapped up in those successes. >> as a team, we don't want to peak too early. we're coming to a point where we understand how dynamic we are and every player that we have. >> tim: three regular season games left. the gamecocks tied for second place in the conference with
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michael carrera, had a career-high 34n one month ago. carolina coming off a 20-point win at alabama. tonight the last regular season road game. usc beat ole miss by 19 a month ago. dawn staley recently asked if she thinks a jay wilson has played well enough. >> i think the player of the year is on our team, and some people think elaine a, you know, we think that the voting doesn't get spread out and we lose it in that way, but it's somebody on our team perform tough times continue today at tennessee. 20 more pages added to a federal title ix lawsuit that accuses the school of having a hostile sexual environment. tennessee athletic director dave
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football coach butch jones who allegedly called a former player a traitor for helping a female victim seek help. we encourage victims to come forward and it's my hope that the amount of publicityies that been generated in recent days will not discourage victims. from coming forward. >> tim: certainly a very serious scene in tennessee, making gamecock fans that much more thankful to be talking about basketball and ncaa tournament things this time of year. >> alicia: thank you so much. stay with us for your seven-day forecast next.
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john will explain, coming up. >> john: the winds die off and the next few days, cool but nice. dry through next tuesday and then rain wednesday. >> alicia: all right. >> ben: yes, happening now at taps arts center, the silent auction for the homeless helping homeless and then at 7:00, join us for the talent show. >> alicia: i'm going to head
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breaking news. we're on the scene, the deadly tornado outbreak. at least eight dead, including a 2-year-old. more than 30 twisters from texas to pennsylvania. homes destroyed. this truck blown over on the gw bridge in new york. the coast guard trying to save this boat. the showdown tonight. is this the last chance for the other candidates to try and take down donald trump before super tuesday? and, the eye-opening new poll tonight from marco rubio's own state of florida. isrump unstoppable, even there? just 24 hours after our exclusive with apple's ceo, tim cook, the fierilyreery moments on capitol hill today. and just tonight, apple answers the judge. new reporting tonight after a passenger jet slams into a runway. the emergency evacuation. and sylvester stallone, coming back into focus. will he deliver a knockout punch at the oscars?

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