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TRENDING NEWS 01-23-15

to pay for school improvements Theres a propsed property tax increase..for Pickens County homeowners...a annual hike of $20 0n a 100k home-- / a vote on the tax increase as early as March.is possible

..government documents Kept secret for more than 60 years that detail UFO sightings… across the Upstate in the 1950s… One at an old Spartanburg drive-in movie theater / in inman and there were reported sightings in Greenville as well

Tickets go on sale this morning for Elton johns concert at the bon secour arena march 13th /prices $50 to $160.

Paula Abdul and Jason Derulo will be a judge on ``So You Think You Can Dance'' …this summer…. joining returning judge …Nigel Lythgoe. / Auditions begin Saturday in New York.

. Ariana Grande will perform at halftime during the NBA All-Star Game. February 15 in New York on TNT

A pair of 9-year-olds in New Hampshire who were left alone for days at a time over five months in their family's apartment with just ramen noodles/- left in the care of their uncle while the parents were in Nigeria../they got themselves to school, where they had most of their meals..the uncle faces misdeamner charges.

A Senate panel has advanced two open records bills following state Supreme Court rulings last year that dealt blows to traditional practices under the state's Freedom of Information law. One bill sent Thursday to the Judiciary Committee would require public boards to post agendas for their meetings at least 24 hours beforehand. The other would create a new report coroners can release.

Officials at Appalachian State University say a freshman student ..from Raleigh... 19-year-old Mary Catherine Johnso....has been found dead in her dorm room,... the fourth student death at the school during the academic year/ .
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TRENDING NEWS 01-22-15


A section of South Main Street in downtown Greenville..near the peace center.. will be closed until 5 p.m. today/crews are installing equipment at City Hall

Gov. Nikki Haley has declared in her latest State of the State address that she'd support a… gas tax increase…, if lawmakers ...cut state income taxes ......and restructure ..the state …Department of Transportation.

Theres a recall of Mean Green Cleaner and Degreaser Products that are sold at Dollar General, Dollar Tree, Family Dollar, Fred's, Walmart and small retailers nationwide./ The products are labeled "Does not contain Ammonia," but they do..and mixed with other products …it can pose a chemical hazard to consumers/return items to the store/

The NFL has found that 11 of the Patriots footballs used in Sunday's AFC title game were under-inflated by 2 lbs each/some say there is no explanation other than purposeful …manipulation/ they were tested before the game. Retyrned to each team,..checked at halftime and the pats footballs were reinflated at that time. Tested postgame..those findings haven't been released.

Wife comes home there is no home! An NY man says he bulldozed his home after a bank began foreclosure proceedings ..except it was in his wifes name and had all of her stuff still in it!and says he won't let the bank take his carpet business either./hes charged with second-degree criminal mischief, a felony, and could face additional charges

Pharrell (fah-REL') Williams is creative director for the Live Earth concerts that will be staged on seven continents on June 18. / the concerts, aimed at fighting global warming.

Sitting can kill you! Sedentary behavior.. is the 4th leading risk of death! Even if you exercise./ an example- sitting for eight to 12 hours or more a day, increased your risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 90%.. ….stand up or walk around for three minutes once every half an hour.

The Powerball jackpot stands at $208 million with a $142.7 million cash payout.

An emotional Michael Jordan fought back tears as he accepted an award for being named the… Charlotte Business Journal's ….Business Person of the Year. / The Charlotte Hornets owner says he's received many awards as a player, but this one was different.

The State Board of Education has given initial approval to new reading benchmarks for South Carolina students. /new benchmarks for math should be ready for the board to vote on next month

The shows will be in New York, Paris, Johannesburg, Sydney, Sao Paulo and Beijing, plus somewhere on Antarctica. Williams says he can't go into it yet, but ``we literally are going to have humanity harmonize all at once.'' Williams is working with former Vice President Al Gore and producer Kevin Wall for The lineup has yet to be announced. The original Live Earth concerts were in 2007.

Couples keeping secrets....men are twice as likely to do it…hide a purchase of $500 or more from their significant other …/ One in five Americans have a bank account or credit card… that their spouse doesn't know about…/ , according to a new study from CreditCards.com.

Grammy host for life? Kinda looks that way for LL Cool J. The rapper and TV actor will be back for his fourth straight turn as host of the upcoming Grammy awards. Over the years LL Cool J has been at the helm of more than 10 Grammy shows, tributes and specials.. This year's Grammys are set for Feb. 8 and will air on CBS

Gov. Nikki Haley has declared in her latest State of the State address that she'd support a gas tax increase, if lawmakers ...cut state income taxes ....as well as..a restructuring of the state Department of Transportation.

The State Board of Education has given initial approval to new reading benchmarks for South Carolina students. /new benchmarks for math should be ready for the board to vote on next month.

Based on a video released by the Islamic State group, the deadline would be sometime Friday for Japan to pay a $200 million ransom for the release of two Japanese citizens who are being held by the militants.

Couples keeping secret....One in five Americans has hidden a purchase of $500 or more from their significant other, according to a new study from CreditCards.com. And an estimated 7. million Americans have a bank account or credit card that their spouse doesn't know about./ Men are bigger secret spenders


World Cup ski champion Lindsey Vonn is backing boyfriend Tiger Woods' account of how he lost a front tooth. She has posted to her Facebook account saying she feels ``terrible'' that Woods had a tooth knocked out when he came to visit her after a ski event. There have been some who have disputed how Woods lost the tooth. His agent says when a crush of photographers surrounded Woods, one clipped his mouth, setting the tooth free.
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TRENDING NEWS 01-21-15


New jobs for the 2nd quarter. .Toby Keith's Bar & Grill is set to open in Greenville at magnolia park..theres hiring info at …….country bar greenville.com

So sad; two teens from buncombe county..NC….who have been missing since December… of Aida Bytyqi… and Swayne Forsythe, both 19, were found . in an overturned car… in the French Broad River..yesterday/autopsies and an investigation are undrway /

Clemson University is requesting an additional $47 million.. from SC … /for ; for new buildings and upgrades…hiring and improving graduation rates..

Siting can kill you! Sedentary behavior is the 4th leading risk of death! Even if you exercise.an example- sitting for eight to 12 hours or more a day, increased your risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 90%.. ….stand up or walk around for three minutes once every half an hour.

Who sold the most cars in 2014, Toyota Motor corp.. stayed on top of global sales ..with over 10 mill sold… tops for the third year straight./ Volkswagen was 2nd/ General Motors Co. was third

Several state senators are meeting today to discuss changes... to South Carolina's.... open records law... after a pair of state Supreme Court rulings..... last year ...restricted information ...that had commonly been public/ . The justices ruled in 2014 that autopsy reports were not public records ...and that ....county and city councils ...and other local boards ...were not required to release a list of items to be discusses at their meetings.

It's a momentous day in U.S.-Cuba relations. The highest-level U.S. delegation to Cuba in decades begins two days of negotiations in Havana on normalizing relations./

Colorado's infamous 4/20 marijuana festival… wont happen on April 20 this year…cause that's a Monday./ But they have the whole weekend to get mellow…and while pot is legal in Colorado- smoking in public , is not/ Still, organizers expect the typical impromptu revelry at 4:20 p.m. when festival-goers …light-up/

The father of a 13-year-old Kentucky girl who police say went on a statewide crime spree with her boyfriend ...says her claims that she was abused at home are ``completely bogus.'' Shawn Phillips said yesterday that anyone who knows his family knows that they did not abuse his daughter, Cheyenne.

The state Department of Social Services will receive $39 million under a settlement with Hewlett-Packard …endiing litigation on an 2007 contract to develop a computer system for tracking deadbeat parents.

Clemson University is seeking an additional $47 million.. from SC… /University officials budget request … before a House panel includes; money for new buildings and upgrades…hiring and improving graduation rates
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TRENDING NEWS 01-20-15

Piedmont Natural Gas filed with commissions in both North and South Carolinas to approve a new rate decrease…./, the rates would drop 3% starting in February.

..Uber… is still in operation , despite an order from SC's Public Service Commission … to stop the Ride-sharing service.. until it's fully licensed by the state /in a letter- Gov. Haley.. wrote to the "deeply disappointed" in her government…. for shutting down.. the transportation service/

Gov. Nikki Haley is urging factory workers at South Carolina's Boeing aircraft plant to reject efforts to establish a labor union./ The International Association of Machinists union has been ramping up efforts to organize the company's North Charleston operations.

President Barack Obama plans to jump start his economic agenda .. tonight in his State of the Union address. / Key elements higher taxes on the wealthy and , free community college

. the Seattle Seahawks will face the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl on Feb. 1./

Grammy-winning R&B group TLC is going to kickstarter – to get their final album released… T-Boz and Chilli, launched the campaign yesterday

Clint Eastwood's R-rated Iraq War drama ``American Sniper'' took in a record $105. million this weekend.The film's success obliterated forecasts and set numerous box-office records./``American Sniper'' is nominated for six Academy Awards. /Bradley Cooper stars as Navy SEAL marksman Chris Kyle.

Speakers at the biggest civil rights rally of the year in South Carolina warned the crowd against accepting things the way that they are. A few thousand people came to the Statehouse yesterday for the South Carolina NAACP's King Day at the Dome rally.

Grammy-winning R&B group TLC is depending on fans to fund the release of their final album …through a Kickstarter … T-Boz and Chilli.., launched the campaign yesterday

Ten fire stations- more than 60 firefighters battled a blaze in Henderson County NC… this morning …at Griffin's Grocery /

Pennies 4 Preemies' polar plunge is February 7th... at Portman Marina...on Hartwell Lake from 10-1/ Prizes for-- Best Jump... Best Dressed... Biggest Splash... will awarded…

Eating while driving- most all of us have done it—like an Alabama man..who was traveling thru Georgia- eating a burger--.An officer pulled him over ..says..you can't just drive down the road eating a hamburger."…then ticketed the driver for eating while driving – it falls under the distracted driving law

President Barack Obama plans to jump start his economic agenda .. tonight in his State of the Union address. Key elements higher taxes on the wealthy, free community college and expanding paid leave for workers ..issues that stand little chance of approval.

Authorities say a 16-year-old high school student ..in mount pleasant sc...stabbed a classmate to death after he sent a message on the social media site Snapchat to the suspect's girlfriend.... Police said the 16-year-old Wando High School student saw the message and dared 17-year-old Lucas Cavanaugh...the sender..to come over..and threatendd to kill hime..
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TRENDING NEWS 01-16-15

The SC Public Service Commission ordered the ride-sharing company Uber, along with its drivers, to cease and desist. / The company must stay out of operation until the drivers are licensed to operate a motor vehicle carrier, according to the order/.Uber has challenged the order and say they remain committed to providing South Carolinians with greater opportunity and choice

The U.S. Postal Service is proposing increases./a penny more on postcards/. 5 cents on letters/ Forever'' stamps would stay at 49 cents

The mlk dream weekend is underway- this evening.., Jesse Jackson will speak at the diversity banquet at 7pm at the TD Convention Center./ tomoro from 10 to noon, is community service day.. / visit mlk dream weekend .com

tomoro – the home brewers association getting together at wicked weed brewing'- funka torium- in asheville coxe avenue- - 1-4 pm/ –to celebrate the joys of home brewing- samples- prizes..

The wealthiest woman in North America is 59-Christy Walton. As the widow of John Walton, son of Walmart founder Sam Walton, …worth an estimated..of $37.9 billion

Oddsmakers in Vegas pick ``Boyhood'' as the favorite to win the Oscar for best picture, while Michael Keaton and Julianne Moore are top picks for acting honors/ winners will be announced Feb. 22

Fresh off their Oscar nominations, ``Birdman'' and ``Boyhood'' added to their awards-season haul with multiple wins at the Critics' Choice Movie Awards. ``Birdman'' took a leading seven prizes -- including cinematography, editing, acting ensemble and two trophies for star Michael Keaton. But the top honor, best picture, went to Richard Linklater's coming-of-age story, ``Boyhood.'' It had four wins overall. ``The Grand Budapest Hotel'' claimed three awards, including best comedy. Overlooked by the Oscars, ``The Lego Movie'' won best animated feature

Google says it will stop selling its…. Internet-connected eyewear to consumers …until the company can develop a more polished ….and affordable version ….that's less likely to be viewed as a freakish device.. The sales moratorium on the nearly 2-year-old ``Explorer'' edition of Google Glass… goes into effect Jan. 19.

South Carolina's prisons would hire more mental health specialists, create safer surroundings and offer more monitoring for mental illness among inmates, under a preliminary agreement with an advocacy group. The plan was announced yesterday.

The Legislature's session just started, and business leaders and transportation officials are already increasing the pressure on lawmakers to get more money for South Carolina roads. .
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Health officials say 11 more people died from the flu in South Carolina last week even as the number of cases reported is declining fast. The Department of Health and Environmental Control say 54 people have now died during this quickly escalating flu season in South Carolina.

nfl playoffs Sunday - The Indianapolis Colts will play the New England Patriots in the AFC championship game/ .green bay plays the Seattle Seahawks in the NFC title game.

Google says it will stop selling its…. Internet-connected eyewear to consumers …until the company can develop a more polished ….and affordable version ….that's less likely to be viewed as a freakish device.. The sales moratorium on the nearly 2-year-old ``Explorer'' edition of Google Glass… goes into effect Jan. 19.

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TRENDING NEWS 01-15-15


Amber Alerts will soon be sent to Facebook users' mobile phones… in the search area where a child is missing…

Nikki Haley used her second inaugural address to urge South Carolina legislators to reform the state's ethics laws....saying the public's confidence in government has been shaken by recent scandals.

Elton john perfoms at the bon secour wellness areana on marc 13—tix on sale Friday jan 23
saturday – the home brewers association getting together at wicked weed brewing'- funka torium- in asheville coxe avenue- - 1-4 pm/ –to celebrate the joys of home brewing- samples- prizes..

```/ the Oscars are awarded mid- February 22. / nominations will be announced this morning/ favorites are … Julianne Moore in ``Still Alice and Michael Keaton in ``Birdman'' ….Potential best picture nominees.. include ```Selma,'' ``The Budapest Hotel,''and ' ``Boyhood,''

50 shadesof gray will hit theaters feb 13 with an r rating..because of some racey scenes and language/ those involved in the project want moviegoers to remember "Fifty Shades" is a love story at its heart.

Its here.. an app that …... controls lights and appliances… your stereo---it can group products into ``rooms,'' ``zones'' and ``scenes.' …' With one tap, you can turn off every item in a room, with the touch of a finger.

Bradley Cooper put on 40 pounds of muscle to play the late Navy SEAL marksman Chris Kyle..in ``American Sniper.'' Cooper also spent hours a day practicing Kyle's Texas accent…. American Sniper is directed by Oscar-winner Clint Eastwood/

Who doesn't know ``The Beverly Hillbillies'' theme? J-Lo doesn't—on Idol last night- Keith Urban and Harry Connick ..sang- the theme song from the iconic 60s sitcom.... with one contestant-/ Tonight, the Idol auditions move to, New York City.

fox guarding the hen house- A city investigation into New York City jail hiring practices has found dozens of recently hired guards have gang ties, previous arrests and otherwise checkered histories/ . The report by the city Department of Investigation says the recruiting, hiring and screening of jail guards is riddled with problems. Investigators found red flags in the applications of 54 of the 153 guards hired last year

Michael morris receives his promotion to major us army ..today in 96 at first bp church.. 10 30 am

5 years ago - there were over 1 million home repossessions / last year...home repos fell to their lowest levels since 06 ...aided by a stronger economy and job market/

how important is facebook, really. / the vietnamese government, instead of trying to block social media..says they will use it to provide information to inform the public/ human rights groups have accused vietman of jaliing users for peacfully expressing their views../ At least three bloggers have been arrested in the past month-and-a-half.

Pope Francis has arrived in the Philippines, Asia's most populous Catholic nationThe government has declared national holidays during the pope's visit, which runs through Monday. The gun was manufactured and shipped in 1882

Google expects real people to be using …driverless cars…on public roads in two to five years./. Google is working on sensors to detect road signs and other vehicles, and software that analyzes all the data. The small, bulbous cars without steering wheels or pedals are being tested at a Google facility in California.

Great Basin National Park Nevada..workers found the Winchester Model 1873 propped against a tree in the desert in November. The gun was manufactured and shipped in 1882, the museum told them. "Winchester records do not indicate who purchased the rifle from the warehouse or where it was shipped

Boeing has appointed an executive from its Washington state operations to head the company's South Carolina plant. /Beverly Wyse will become the new vice president and general manager of operations. She is replacing Jack Jones, who is retiring.
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TRENDING NEWS 01-14-15



freezing rain and drizzle- through this morning..is most likley across portions of western nc.. ...eastern sections of the upstate, along with the upstate mountains /

mitchell and yancey county schools in western nc are now closed for the day

traffic notes- a structure fire has closed sayer st in andrson../ and a collision w injuries on wade hampton and lee rds.. has slowed traffic in that area./and a fuel spill on i85 sb near mm 60 is causing a slow down/and theres an acident at 85 S mm 54/ I 85 N at mm 56 debris in the roadway..and on 385 nb at bridges rd an accident – no injuries.

)—A leak in the cooling system on the International Space Station has resulted in the evacuation of the U.S. crew from the American segment of the station to the Russian segment

Due to budget cuts, people who file paper tax returns could wait an extra week for their refund — "or possibly longer,"/ Due to cuts in enforcement staff…. audits and collection efforts.. for individuals and businesses will be reduced.

The city of Spartanburg wants to knock down the Oakview apartment complex /that belongs to the owner of the Miami Miami Dolphins/, The Spartanburg City Council voted unanimously to move forward with condemning the complex…using eminent domain to takeover the property….to build a new Community Center and mixed-use housing..

Its SC Restaurant Week thru the 18th- 3 course menu is offered at a number of area restaurants for $30

No carnitas/ Chipotle says it has stopped serving pork at about a third of its restaurants after suspending a supplier that violated its standards

The State Ethics Commission has released eight more orders clearing Attorney General Alan Wilson of allegations he took donations which exceeded the legal limit, noting in each case he'd already returned the money. South Carolina's top prosecutor was accused of taking donations above the $3,500-per-election-cycle limit what Wilson called inadvertent errors.

One of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s sons declined to say Tuesday whether his father's 1964 Nobel Peace Prize and traveling Bible would be sold if a judge rules they belong to the civil rights icon's estate. Dexter Scott King spoke to reporters after a hearing in a legal dispute over the items, which effectively pitted King's two sons against his daughter.

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?Would you sit thru an hour of commercials? CBS is betting you will /`vote for your favorites…on January 26… during `Super Bowl's Greatest Commercials 2015

The South Carolina legislative session has begun. New House Speaker ...Jay Lucas of Hartsville... took over after former Speaker Bobby Harrell's guilty plea last year./ The Senate also gaveled into session on what was largely a ceremonial day.

.The states of Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina are working together to study coyotes./ they will be trapped,collared and released/the 2 year study is the largest ever to track the animals behavior

. Attorney General Alan Wilson told reporters at the Statehouse on Tuesday that lawmakers should quickly pass a bill to implement a range of penalties for criminal domestic violence offenses South Carolina's top prosecutor says this should be the year that lawmakers pass comprehensive criminal domestic violence legislation

The states of Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina are working together to study coyotes./ they will be trapped,collared and released/the 2 year study is the largest ever to track the animals behavior

. A spokesman says Chipotle learned of the violation through a routine audit but declined to specify the nature of the violation. He says there's no timeline for when carnitas will return to affected store

For the fifth straight season… LeBron James has the top-selling NBA jersey / last year it was the number 6 for the Miami Heat/ this year- it's number 23 from , the Cleveland Cavaliers..

western NC schools- operating under a 2 hour delay/are in madison --mcdowell--- mitchell and yancey counties,and in gvl --st marys catholic school
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TRENDING NEWS 01-13-15

Your morning commute tomorrow may be affected- Freezing drizzle in western nc is expected tonight ,,, into tomoro /- theres a very slight chance of freezing drizzle in the higher elevations of the upstate.

The proposed $6.9 billion state budget for SC- ….for the upcoming fiscal year…. would set up a recruitment program to draw high-quality teachers to rural schools…it doesn't address road and bridge issues

The SC Department of Transportation says it needs an additional $1.5 billion annually over 20 years just to bring roads to good condition./

A federal lawsuit filed yesterday… slams South Carolina's… Department of Social Services... saying high caseloads… and inadequate foster homes exposed foster kids… to abuse and neglect.

Last night - Ohio State won the championship game of the inaugural College Football Playoff, defeating Oregon 42-20

For the fifth straight season… LeBron James has the top-selling NBA jersey / last year it was the number 6 for the Miami Heat/ this year- it's number 23 from , the Cleveland Cavaliers..

Fans of the PBS series ``Downton Abbey'' can see more than 40 costumes from the show at the Biltmore House in Asheville. /,'' Feb. 5-May 25.

During Relay For Life, teams and individuals camp out at a school, park or fairground and take turns walking or running around a track or path. Last year, 4 million people participated in more than 6,000 events worldwide. More than 200 people participated in Columbia's event, raising over $57,000.

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?Would you sit thru an hour of commercials? CBS is betting you will /`vote for your favorites…on January 26… during `Super Bowl's Greatest Commercials 2015

Gov. Nikki Haley has released a $6.9 billion budget proposal for the upcoming fiscal year that would set up a recruitment program to draw high-quality teachers to rural schools. Her spending plan released Monday doesn't include her much-anticipated plan to fund road and bridge work.

A longtime ally of Gov. Nikki Haley has been named the new director of South Carolina's public health and environmental control agency. The selection of Eleanor Kitzman comes just four days after Catherine Templeton announced her resignation. The board's pick must be approved by the Senate and Haley, who appoints the entire board.

Retired school principal Harold Diamond is making history. He's won the biggest jackpot ever in the New York Lottery. Lottery officials say Diamond is the sole winner of a $326 million Mega Millions jackpot. Diamond says he bought the ticket at a highway service center. He had stopped at his wife's insistence to wait out a storm on Election Day and decided to spend 10 bucks for 10 sets of Quick Pick numbers. . He's taken the cash payout, about 130 mil after taxes. Diamond says he'll use his new fortune to help his family and give back to the local community.

A federal lawsuit filed Monday slams South Carolina's Department of Social Services… and Governor Nikki Haley…. for longstanding dangers to children in foster care….saying high caseloads and inadequate foster homes exposed 3,400 foster kids… to abuse and neglect.

Advocacy groups have filed ethics complaints against North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory and U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford of South Carolina over six-figure stock payouts they received while in office from an online mortgage broker. Progress North Carolina Action filed Monday against McCrory with the North Carolina Ethics Commission and against Sanford with a congressional ethics commission.
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TRENDING NEWS 01-12-15


Gas prices are their lowest in 5 years./ .The price of a gallon of regular… has dropped 27 cents… in the past three weeks, to an average of $2.20 a gallon for regular

part-time lawmakers in South Carolina take home more money than their annual salaries of $10,400 indicate./ legislators receive money for expenses that increased their paychecks to about $31,000 on average last year.

Another animal has died at Hollywild Animal Park after a fire broke out Friday morning in the park's primate barn … the total number of deaths from the blaze is 28. / 13 animals survived

At the golden globes- A film that took 12 years to make- Boyhood- won the night's top honor, best drama, as well as best director and best supporting actress for Patricia Arquette./ Wes Anderson's "Grand Budapest Hotel" won for best picture, comedy or musical

tonight – Is the first year of the College Football Playoff -- #4 Ohio State plays #2 Oregon in the National Championship Game / / ESPN paid $7.3 billion -- " -- for the College Football Playoff broadcast rights for the next 12 years

nfl playoffs are set- next Sunday - The Indianapolis Colts will play the New England Patriots in the AFC championship game/ .green bay plays the Seattle Seahawks in the NFC title game.

``Transparent'' has won the Golden Globe for best TV series, and Amy Adams won for best actress in a musical or comedy for ``Big Eyes.'' Patricia Arquette won the best supporting actress for ``Boyhood/ best actor - Michael Keaton, ``Birdman…/// Picture, Drama: ``Boyhood.'/ ' Picture, Musical or Comedy: ``The Grand Budapest Hotel.''

, the North American International Auto Show is underway - finalists for car of the year- are the Ford Mustang, Hyundai Genesis and Volkswagen Golf./ Truck/Utility of the Year. finalists are the Lincoln MKC, Ford F-150 and Chevrolet Colorado.

ohio state is starting third-string quarterback.. Cardale Jones.. who took over… after injuries to the starter and 2nd string QB's

France's defense minister says 10,000 security forces are being mobilized to protect sensitive locations in that country...following last weeks terroist attack that killed 12 people at a weekly magazine
divers have retrieved one of the black boxes from AirAsia Flight 8501 that crashed more than two weeks ago into the Java Sea...with 162 ppl on board

Gov. Nikki Haley says in her second term... that ethics reform is her first priority for 2015.
State lawmakers will look to a report from outside consultants to learn the scope of financial problems at South Carolina State University./ Rep. Gilda Cobb-Hunter says lawmakers want to fix the school's problems but want to fix them just one time.

The average price of gasoline in the U.S. is the lowest in more than five years continuing to fall. The Lundberg Survey says regular gas has dropped 27 cents a gallon in the past three weeks, to $2.20

The average price of gasoline in the U.S. is the lowest in more than five years continuing to fall. The Lundberg Survey says regular gas has dropped 27 cents a gallon in the past three weeks, to $2.20Read more:

The Buckeyes will have their tunes, thanks to. Ohio State plays Oregon tonight for the national championship of college football. Buckeyes players will be in the grove, at least musically. James helped each of the Buckeyes get a pair of. Ohio State officials say the 'phones aren't a violation of rules against improper gifts to athletes. James represents the product. A message was posted on Ohio State coach Urban Meyer's Twitter account thanks James for the headphones. /

Cars that drive themselves …Nissan and NASA are teaming up to advance the technology for autonomous vehicle systems / they aim.. to introduce… autonomous driving technology to consumers between 2016 and 2020

Liam Neeson's ``Taken 3'' earned the top spot at the weekend box office/ civil rights drama ``Selma'' was 2nd/``Into the Woods'' marched into third place/ ``The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies'' fell to fourth place with $9.4 million following three

the University of Pikeville in Kentucky will start offering scholarships to gamers in the fall./ one of …only a few schools… in the nation… to provide scholarships and create teams.. to those who play ``League of Legends,'' a multiplayer online battle arena game.

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The Colts upset the Denver Broncos 24-13 in tonight's conference divisional playoff. Also today, Green Bay beat the Dallas Cowboys 26-21 in an NFC divisional playoff game.
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TRENDING NEWS 01-09-15

A early morning accident..I-26 eastbound at mm 54 in Laurens County involved a tractor trailer that caught fire/ traffic is moving slowly Troopers report one fatality

Its National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day – show your appreciaciation--
the cold.. causing high demand for electricity / be prepared for possible power outages… / if you require electricity for medical equipment… should consider backup sources.

... 38 people have died from complications of the flu…in SC… this flu season./..14 of those - just last week/ In NC- there have been 54 flu deaths , 30 of were reported last week alone.

Thers a lip sync contest tomoro night at… on the roxx…. dt Greenville to benefit the family effect – fox Carolinas - cody alcon and Jamarcus gaston from the CW and I are judges! 6pm tomoro night

Nfl playoffs – tomoro Baltimore and new England 430- the panters and seattle play at 815/ Sunday Dallas green bay at 1pm/ than at 440- Indianapolis and Denver/

. the golden Globes are Sunday night - hosted by tina Fey and amy Poehler ./

th officials are warning to avoid prepackaged caramel apples…from Bidart Bros. of Bakersfield, California/ they are linked… to an outbreak of listeria …that may have caused up to five deaths

Macy's plans to restructure…and will close 14 stores…none local../over 2000 employees will be affected by the closings,/ JC Penny is laying off 2200 workers …and closing 39 stores – 2 in sc – aiken and murrells inlet

Apple says its App Store customers …set a record… for billings… by spending nearly half a billion dollars on apps and in-app purchases during the first week of January/ New Year's Day… was the single biggest day ever in App Store sales history/ /
More than 1,000 potential jurors are expected to report to court in Fall River, Massachusetts today, Monday and Tuesday for the first phase of jury selection in the murder trial of former NFL player Aaron Hernandez. He's accused of killing semiprofessional football player Odin (OH'-dihn) Lloyd, who was dating the sister of Hernandez's fiancée. Hernandez had a $40 million football contract at the time
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TRENDING NEWS 01-08-15


….Duke Energy officials are asking customers in the Carolinas... to conserve energy this morning because of the cold weather / reduce electricity usage… now until 10am/

A French judicial official says one man sought in the deadly shooting of 12 people ,…at a French satirical paper has turned himself in to police. / two other suspects, are on the loose, considered armed and dangerous/ . the possibility of a new attack is now the principal concern. /

peoples choice awards last night winners include…Robert Downey for favorite movie actor./ ``The Big Bang Theory'' - favorite TV show/ Iggy Azalea is favorite hip-hop artist / Adam Sandler favorite comedic movie actor

American Idol'' is back -- for Season 14. Debuted last night…we saw a montage of this season's top 24, but we didn't get to see their faces. So, we just have to wait to see who makes it

drone sales have doubled since last year….according to the Consumer Electronics Association… One new feature attracting drone buyers is ``follow me'' technology,… which allows a drone to automatically follow and film the user,… who wears a tracking device on his or her wrist…. It's a cool tool for getting aerial footage of extreme sports
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cord cutters- love this/ Dish' network has unveiled their "Sling TV" service //. For $20 a month, Sling TV offers more than a dozen channels – including ESPN, CNN, TNT, TBS, Disney Channel, ABC Family, Food Network, HGTV, Cartoon Network/Adult Swim, Travel Channel, / Sling TV subscribers will be able to access live feeds of those channels from just about any mobile device or computer,

Three more women have come forward to say Bill Cosby drugged and forced himself on them years ago. The three appeared with attorney Gloria Allred at a news conference in Los Angeles yesterday to tell their accounts saying the incidents took place between 1981 and 1996 in Las Vegas. Allred notes the allegations are too old for criminal charges or lawsuits. But she again issued a challenge to Cosby to waive the statute of limitations to allow the lawsuits to go forward.
The South Carolina Ethics Commission has dismissed 29 accusations that Attorney General Alan Wilson violated state ethics laws. Documents released Wednesday show the commission decided on Christmas Eve that none merited further investigation.

the University of Pikeville in Kentucky will start offering scholarships to gamers in the fall./ one of …only a few schools… in the nation… to provide scholarships and create teams.. to those who play ``League of Legends,'' a multiplayer online battle arena game.


Operate ceiling fans in a clockwise direction, which pushes warm air back down into the room.
The Golden Globes are Sunday. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will be back as hosts.

Dozens of school districts across South Carolina are delaying the start of school because of this bitterly.. cold ...weather....and gusty winds...that make it feel like single-digit temperatures... across much of the state,.. and more like zero in places like Greenville and Rock Hill.

: greenville - 3 hours delay / /2 HR - spg -all districts - newberry -pickens cherokee - union - opening 2 hours late/ as are most of western NC school districts/

school delays include: greenville - 3 hours altho normal drop off is allowed/ / spg -all districts - newberry -pickens cherokee - union - opening 2 hours late/ as are most of western NC school districts/

because of the cold weathe...r.Duke Energy officials are asking their customers in the Carolinas... to reduce electricity use this morning...to help avoid potential high-energy demand... on the grid / the most critical time to reduce electricity usage is now until 10am/

A massive manhunt is under way for two armed gunmen accused of killing 12 people at a satirical newspaper in Paris, as the French people observe a day of national mourning. / Yesterday's attack was the most serious terrorism incident in France in many years.officials say the possibility of a new attack is now the principal concern.

Divers and at least a half-dozen ships with underwater detectors are hoping to zero in on the black boxes of AirAsia Flight 8501./the plane carrying 162 people went down on Dec. 28.

dozens of school districts across South Carolina are delaying the start of school because of this bitterly.. cold ...weather and gusty winds...that make it feel like single-digit temperatures... across much of the state,.. and more like zero in places like Greenville and Rock Hill
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12 people have been killed at the office of a satirical magazine in Paris france--..in 2011- the office was burned after a it published cartoons of the prophet mohammed- the gunman is still on the loose-

Wind chills will be at dangerous levels overnight… and highs are expected to stay below freezing area-wide tomoro morning

Figiid air will begin rushing into the area this afternoon, / so tonight - protect your pets, be careful using space heaters/check on your neighbors/
school officials are monitoring the situation-...

One person is dead after a crash in Spartanburg County Tuesday.19 ashton hughes – was driving a van that crashed into an suv at a stoplight on skylan drive …she was carrying twin babies- who are beign treated

Not everyone gets to see a check for $975 million with their name on it. But after a highly contentious divorce, Sue Ann Arnall rejected it! Saying she deserves more of the oil tycoons money-saying they built their oil biz from the ground up during their 26 years of marriage/

Lt. Gov.-elect… Henry McMaster has been accused of taking about $70,000… in donations exceeding the legal limit when he ran unsuccessfully for governor in 2010..
Celebrity chef Alton has picked Greenville's Jerky & Vine …for his list of top snacks and shops…saying the family owned store in dt gvl - has jerky for everyone

Justin beiber is the newest in celeb in underwear – hash- my calvins
singer Sam Smith is a leading nominee for the 2015 People's Choice Awards / the show is tonight on CBS. /

Sony Pictures Entertainment says that ``The Interview'' has made more than $31 million from its online and on-demand release. …the most lucrative digital release for a Hollywood film/ threats made to theaters pushed the comedy directly to digital/

The Green Bay Packers say they'll be selling 300 standing-room-only tickets for Sunday's big game. The Packers will host the Dallas Cowboys at Lambeau Field for the divisional playoff game. The standing-room tickets will cost $105 each. Of course, the game is a sell-out.

A portion of Social Security benefits for 11 million disabled workers, spouses and children could wind up in the election-year mix in 2016/ a new rule would block Congress from redirecting payroll taxes from the much larger retirement fund... to shore up the rapidly dwindling disability program.... unless it is part of a broader overhaul. The disability program has been swamped by aging baby boomers

A North Texas town has been rattling since yesterday thanks to nine small earthquakes in a span of less than 24 hours. The U.S. Geological Service recorded the temblors in the Dallas suburb of Irving, where no major damage or injuries have been reported. The area has seen a swarm of mild earthquakes recently and researchers are trying to find out why.

Mercedes-Benz is moving its U.S. headquarters…and 1000 employees - from New Jersey to Atlanta,…. in part to be closer to its manufacturing facility in Alabama/
,Initial plans to release the comedy, about an assassination attempt on the leader of North Korea, were thwarted when threats aimed at theaters were made…

The first confirmation of wreckage from the AirAsia jetliner that crashed into the Java Sea is significant because it's the tail section where the black boxes are usually located. Officials say powerful currents and murky water continue to hinder the operation, but searchers managed to get a photograph of the debris nearly 6 miles from where Flight 8501 lost contact Dec.
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TRENDING NEWS 01-06-15

I85 NB at 62 mm…the right lane is blocked.. due to an early morning accident/ exit hiway 101 to avoid the backup

bitterly cold air will push in tomoro..with overnight lows… near 7 degrees in the mountains and 13 for the Upstate/ . Thursday, highs will only be in the 20s in the Upstate..

firefighters are asking people to be prepared-use extra caution with your space heaters../leave water dripping from taps/ protect your pets/ dress in layers.
The flu in SC- more than 10,000 confirmed cases of the illness..were reported last week…in 41 counties..

Based on newly released - FBI crime statistics.. from 2013---the top 10 most dangerous states in America include… South Carolina is number 6- alaska is number one/

Nine-time Grammy Award-winning… musician… Sheryl Crow …will play at the Peace Center on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25, at 7:30 p.m

Petco has removed Chinese-made dog and cat treats … jerky and rawhide …from store shelves… because of concerns they have sickened thousands of pets and killed 1,000 dogs in the U.S. since 2007. / Rival PetSmart ..plans to have them off shelves by March.

An off-duty Mauldin police officer..22- Austin Robert Gotowka, was killed in a motorcycle wreck ..yesterday afternoon, on West Butler Road near the intersection of Laurens Road

IRepublicans are assuming full control of Congress for the first time in eight years as new lawmakers are sworn in today

Health officials had hoped the school holiday break would cut down on the influenza outbreak in South Carolina, but that didn't make much of a dent in the problem. The State newspaper reports the number of flu cases in South Carolina jumped sharply between the middle and end of December with thousands of new positive tests for the flu.

The Oregon Ducks won't be looking cool during the national championship game. They'll be icy. Nike has unveiled Oregon's new uniforms and there's no trace of green or yellow. When the Ducks take the field against Ohio State, Oregon will be wearing white jerseys with silver accents and gray numbers. Running back Royce Freeman calls the jerseys ``icy.'' Coach Mark Helfrich says with a laugh that he'll go along with the icy description.

singer Sam Smith is a leading nominee for the 2015 People's Choice Awards / the show is Wednesday night on CBS.

Zac Brown Band will headline the tailgate party for the first College Football Playoff national championship game. They will perform outside AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, on January 12. Other concerts around the game will be announced later

Americans have been heading to car dealers in droves in recent weeks -- encouraged by a resurgent economy, holiday sales and cheap gasoline.
Nissan and Honda hit record numbers for 2014/ Ford remained the top-selling brand in the U.S. last year.

http://www.wspa.com/story/27761636/most-dangerous-states-in-america-sc-ranks-number-6

South Carolina's top prosecutor is talking this week about the tools needed to fight human trafficking in South Carolina. Attorney General Alan Wilson has organized a news conference later Tuesday at the Statehouse in Columbia to discuss new legislative moves to combat trafficking.

Deputies in Lexington County have charged a woman with reckless homicide, saying the car she was driving ran over another woman who had been riding on the hood. Sheriff Lewis McCarty says deputies have charged Katie McKenzie Leavitt, who was arrested Sunday on several charges stemming from the incident.
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