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access.wgbh.org3 after months of being closed because of flood damage....spears creek church road in northeast columbia has re-opened. however....as news 19's loren thomas tells us...there work that still needs to be done. 3 "glad to get it back open and have people travel through the area."spears creek church is now back to normal....well at least for the time being. the department of transportation opened the road today around 4pm after it was closed following the but there are still repairs that need to be made in the future. actually a blown out on this location is still not that it part of what took so long is trying to figure out what we were with time. so this is temporary until we know what's going to dam longterm."it took the dot one month to complete the project, which included adding two 60 inch pipes below the bridge to water from the rotureau lake. they are expecting to make more repairs in the future "but we wanted to get the road back open to traveling through the area." "i'm glad the roads are open because it's been a real problem with the extra traffic on clemson road."franklin buie lives right behind the lake that flooded into spears creek church road and says while he is glad the road is open, he in the past to prevent the dam from breaking. "if we had been able to do something about the excessive water that is coming down spears creek, then it's
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ponds and the road."but for now the thousands of people who had to find another way to and from work, they can get back to their normal route down spears creek church road. in columbia, loren thomas news 19 wltx 3 it's not clear how long it will take property owners to fix the dam...but after it is...the state transportation department will make permanent repairs on the road. 3
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3 fort jackson has a vulture problem. we're being told more than 100 birds have been seen in people's backyards...going through trash cans...and taking pet food.....and because of that...fort jackson has started using lasers and firecrackers to scare them off. wildlife experts question those methods...but the project manager says this is the most effective and safe way to get them to 3 doug morrow chief of the wildlife branch with the directorate of public worksthe vultures have basically destroyed the vinyl boots or rubber boots that seal the vent pipes that protrude from or through the roof of this building, and from this
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ineffective, so once this amount of damage was identified, i called usda wildlife services, for their support in rendering a solution to this.3 it's not clear how long the process will take....however we're being told this is costing around 15-hundred dollars per week . 3 richland county councilman kelvin washington is facing felony dui charges following a crash saturday evening. he was released on bond yesterday, and today, his constituents are speaking out. news 19s joyce koh has the story. 3 3 out to the >> i think it's a sad day when something like that happens we hold our officials to a high standard, at least we think we hold them to a high standard and we find out we done have any standards.
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his duty to them. >> as a representative you need good character, good decision- making and i feel he failed that decision-making. >> but others say they want washington to have his day in court before making judgments. >> it's a black eye on our community but we all have our problems and i wouldn't, i don't know his situation. >> troopers say on saturday night washington is driving under the influence when he crashed into a car in front of him. as of this morning the passengers in that car were still in the hospital. one in serious condition and the other in minor condition. >> he wouldn't have been out there drinking and driving and those two people wouldn't be laying up in a hospital. >> long time resident sarah praylow holds elected officials to a higher standard i feel he should resign. >> because washington was voted in by the people he could not be fired by his position only he can choose to resign or the
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is formally indicted on the charges and with the elections coming up if washington decides to run? >> in the coming up election i would not vote for him. >> news 19, wltx. we reached out to the highway patrol for a copy of the incident report and video. they have not given us that information yet. we reached out to washington this morning but have not heard back. a family trying to pick up the pieces after a fire destroyed their home. this all happened prix night on thunderwood lane. benjamin mccardell was asleep when it started. he got out okay and his wife stacey out of town with their three kids attending a dance competition. benjamin says he's thankful for that and they were out of town because the fire sparked so quickly it would have been hard to get everybody out okay. stacey says when she's not out she was devastated but her dance family lifted her family
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>> it filled my heart. i've never seen so much love before from people that don't honestly know us. they pulled them into a prayer circle and literally prayed for us, started donating money, started asking clothes sizes and just so much support from people that i've never really spoken to before. >> if you would like to help them you can drop off donations at palmetto dance center in elgin from 3:00-8 or check out the palmetto dance center facebook page for details on what's needed. an intersection in forest acres will be named after greg alia killed in the line of duty last fall. state lawmakers approved a change that will rename the corner of beltline and forest drive. the 32 year old died on september 30 near that intersection while responding to a call of a suspicious person.
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after a struggle near the bookstore. he was a seven year veteran of the forest acres police department. now plans for a formal ceremony to honor him at the state house and to put a marker have not been finalized just yet. we are about to show you a roomful of cop getting drunk but it's part of their job. >> yes all on purpose. news 19 joins us now to explain how a few shots of liquor might actually help in saving lives. savannah? >> reporter: well jr and andrea we work with law enforcement a lot but i'll tell you i've never seen them quite like this. officers from across our state getting drunk, all to train future cops how to better tell if someone's been drinking and driving and this news 19 exclusive we're taking you to the classroom turned bar. it's 8:00 a.m., and these cops are getting drunk. >> i am volunteering my liver and kidneys for the better of
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>> this is richard corley, patrolman with the columbia police department. once a student here at the criminal justice academy and now he's the teacher. well kind of. >> basically, we drink to the point where we were drunk and on a breathalyzer and then we have cadets that come into do the dui field sobriety on us so that they can learn what they need to do as police officers what they are looking for, how to go about seeing signs of impairment. >> that's right. well our volunteer cops drink, the academy students are downstairs getting ready for a very real test. >> walk and turn. just walk it out. >> traffic safety instructor donald rock is going over the field sobriety protocol one last time with the students before they put it all into practice with our officers. >> hands-on is always the best. they love going out and actually being able to see
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employing the concepts of better learning in the classroom. >> let's check back in upstairs. our volunteers have been drinking for two hours now. >> it's easier for me to show you an impaired person than it is for me to tell you what one looks like. >> traffic safety manager dale smith is monitoring the group. >> three ounces of vodka is what they are drinking. >> and their blood alcohol content very closely. >> what we're looking for is to get people to the level of .08, .09, somewhere in that range because those are considered the lower level dui'ms, the ones most officers cannot detect easily and those are the people that are sliding by and actually killing people. >> that's the gray area. officers need to be able to detect if someone has been drinking on these lower levels when it's not as obvious. now one last check of everyone's bac before the students come up. remember officer corley, now at
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behind bars in south carolina. it's test time. >> stand together feet together hands at your side. >> students are conducting field sobriety tests and guess our volunteers bacs which range from 0 to .149. >> now do you see the difference? >> yes, sir. >> even though our volunteers might have a hangover by noon, they know these future cops now have training that will keep this community safe. >> we get in this business to help people and save live and regardless of whether it's a dui or anything else that's what we are here for and we all got in this business for. >> in case you are wondering where to get all that booze well when they get alcohol in an investigation instead of destroying it they donate it to the program so it costs no taxpayer money and rest assured the volunteers stayed up and sobered up before going home. back to you. thank you savannah. we have breaking news into our
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rich land deputies telling us a person was found shot to death inside a vehicle in north east rich land county this evening. officers made the discovery around 9:30 or so off seaton hall drive. now that is located between hard scrabble road and the village at sand hill. if you can imagine that area somewhere in between there is where this is located officers say they are looking for suspects but again, someone found shot to death inside the vehicle. oh, off seaton hall drive around 9:30. if you have information call crimestoppers at 1-88-crime sc. >> too many shootings in that area. >> yeah, they had a shooting off hard scrabble road in that area saturday night, shots fired at the publix grocery store and then earlier a few months ago there was someone shot to death off hard scrabble road at a gas station. another shooting at the serenity restaurant so now tonight this one? >> very scary.
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>> it's in the same area exactly. coming up next on news 19 this is a story i think a lot of us have been following on twitter. an astronaut who spent a year in space comes home tomorrow. find out what nasa is hoping to learn from his mission. plus get ready for another warm nice day tomorrow before it
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longest stay anybody has taken on the iss. the mission has a special purpose because it's first time scientists are looking to see what type of long term effects this has on the body so that owe eventually they can send atsz row thoughts on farther missions like to mars perhaps so now what they will do is study his identical twin mark kelly whose also retire astronaut to see what changes could take place in these bodies as we try to have longer missions in space. >> you show those pictures and the one i remember most of all was the one that had the unidentified image in it. >> and i must say you have to follow him on twitter his pictures and look through the last year. they're amazing and if he looked familiar it's because his twin brother is the husband of gabby giffords. fun fact for you. it was just really nice day outside today. >> it was. >> same spring-like temperatures tomorrow? >> dry over the weekend. it was beautiful and will be like that again tomorrow something a little different.
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not during the day. today we warmed up into the mid 70s 76 in columbia, 75 sumter and 74 degrees in orangeburg. we have clear skies at the moment and a weak front to our north is beginning to dissipate altogether just a few clouds and the tennessee river valley. the stronger front is back to the west of that front and extends across the midwest into parts of the central plains, cold air to the north and you can see the snowfalling here and to the south its been a very warm day. in fact here are the high temperatures across the country today. notice here in the southeast many areas got up above 70 degrees even 60s in the ohio river valley go north of that front temperatures were dropping off in fact during the late afternoon many areas we're seeing temperatures in the mid 20s. now, here in our area, temperatures have dropped off a little bit but it's still mild. it's 49 degrees in columbia, 51 sumter and 53 orangeburg but
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pick up so it's 58 in greenwood, anderson it's 59 degrees. now our computer model is indicating when you wake up in the morning you'll wake up to sunshine but clouds will be increasing under partly cloudy skies, tomorrow night, that's when we expect the rain to be come in. it's going to be coming in from west from georgia and coming in during the middle to late evening hours and come through overnight while you're sleeping and when you wake um on wednesday it's out of here and we'll be back to mostly sunny skies so our forecast is like this for tonight. we're expecting low temperatures to drop down into the low to mid 40s, 42 in camden, 45 columbia but may only drop down to 48 in orangeburg and manning and then tomorrow it will warm up again into the low to mid 70s, 71 in newberry,, 74 for columbia and sumter and 75 orangeburg. our seven day forecast keep in mind tomorrow night we'll see rain but it will be mostly
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mostly sunny on thursday with a high of 60 but then we expect to see more rain thursday night. but only thursday night. by the time we get to friday it will be partly cloudy 59 degrees and dry over the
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from 62 on saturday to 72 well we aren't even through with februar well the calendars yet to
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kicked offspring practice the tigers have gone through off season conditioning and now back together for the first full squad work out for the 2016 season which obviously is a long way away for the season opener. the runners up to alabama and the national title game holding a work out the head coach is glad to get his guys back on the field. >> again just really proud of our team. what a special year, so many good things finish number two and todays about trying to get to number one. that's really what it's about so back to work, i've seen a great focus and a hunger from these guys through off season. our matt drills were awesome. i mean awesome and have one issue, guys were dialing in. our senior day was probably the best senior day we've ever been around as far as how those guys ran the drills that day. it's just there's just they got a little pep in their step. >> it is a little weird not
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it is a little weird. there were a good job. i did a good job last year leading this group and leading the defense and other guys on offense it's just funny not seeing those guys and now i have to be more of a leader. i've been here for almost a full year and i have experience playing and i could help guys who haven't had that much experience. >> on this first day of spring practice, wide receiver dion king is back with the team. today he just threw the ball around a little bit and did some conditioning work inside the indoor facility. he will be going to meetings but he needs to work on his off the field obligations and he adds cane has made great strides to get his work getting his way back into the good graces of the coaches. >> the biggest thing is we've just removed that competitive piece of football because i want him to really stay on, i really don't need to see him run to be honest with you. i'm not worried about the football side of dion cane.
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be special if i can get him dialed in on other things that really are more important. >> this is the scene at the alumni center tonight as the now three time defending sec champion gamecocks were the headliners for a pep rally and off session and the players also taking time for pictures there's no question there was a major connection between this team and its fan base, looks like frank martin never misses an opportunity to sell the program and that mission has continued even as 15,000 fans showing up to watch a home game is becoming more common place. >> the reason why we're successful is direct relation to our fans coming in and supporting us both here and when we go on the road. it's amazing what they've done. i couldn't have written a better script and hopefully we can continue this ride all the way to the national championship it's another thing that i think we're really proud of just being here and seeing them really getting to interact
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game we wave and just say hi and goodbye until really we sit down and talk to them it makes it a lot of fun. >> usc men have their final home game of the season thursday night when they host georgia. the guys need to lockdown one more win to real assured of an ncaa tournament bid. saturday the team had a tough outing that resulted in a 10 point loss to mississippi state but the problems can be traced to the fact the bulldogs started playing much better basketball down the stretch and his guys weren't able to convert from point blank range. >> you got to make layups. we all overreact to things. we act like it's like oh, my god we stink. no we played real hard and we couldn't make layups. we missed nine uncontested layups. uncontested. that means that you shot the ball and there was no defense between you and the rim. we missed nine of them. can't miss nine and expect to
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them four off just pathetic turnovers, so they got four break aways so it's nine we don't get, nine times two, 18 and let's say we score half of those nine points and eight points that we just gave them. you can't win on the road with those kind of missed layups and give mes for the other team. >> how about a little nascar trent owens the crew chief for the 43 car. trent is in his third season calling shots for that team owned by his unh-unh el the king. before sundays race in atlanta trip talked about what it's like to have his dream job working for one of the true icons in all of sports. >> i grew up in a family that was already involved in the cup series, so i was coming to the races at a very young age and it doesn't take a lot to grab you and you'll want to make it a part of your life as well moving forward so really when i
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went right into race cars. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . wanted to update you on the breaking news we now have a couple more details about the shooting that happened in the north east. rich land deputy tell news 19 a person was found shot to death inside their vehicle off of seaton road which is right near the village at sand hill . the car was crashed when deputies found it. now they say that the person inside the car was shot multiple times.
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later died from the injuries. tonight. if you know anybody who was involved in this if you you can help deputies out please call crimestoppers tonight at 1-888- crime sc. we're hoping for another nice day tomorrow. >> one more. >> one more. >> well that's all you get. for tonight mostly clear 45 tomorrow it will be partly cloudy 74 and don't expect any rain until late tomorrow night. >> okay. looks good. >> should be good news for the carolina citadel game. >> i think so john jones can continue his hot streak he went 14 at 14 at the plate over the weekend. >> that's incredible. where did he come from? >> he's one of those 18 newcomers on that team and they've added pop in that line up. >> i guess so. >> national player of the week. >> they are playing good just in time for the clemson series this coming weekend.
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colbert is . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 points in virginia, 24 points in texas and 2 points in georgia. other polls have her up in tennessee, alabama, and massachusetts. and she is the former first lady of arkansas. that leaves sanders hoping for a strong showing in oklahoma. colorado. minnesota. and his home state of vermont. >> we can win. no question here in minnesota. if we have a turnout. the two have found common cause
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when sanders called trump a hate mongor online, clinton retweeted it. but otherwise she has begun to focus less on him and more on her likely race against the republicans. >> one advantage i have is they have been after me for 25 years and i'm still standing. >> reporter: the state department is releasing its final batch of clinton's 30,000 e-mails tonight. but, scott, that does not mean the saga is over. the fbi is still looking into her use of a private server and a federal judge wants some of her top aide to testify about it. >> nancy cordes with the democrats.

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