Columbia, SC (WOLO)) — If you’re still checking names off your shopping list, You might also want to check your clocks twice as well. You’re running short on time if you want to have your gifts delivered for the holidays.
Mary Moloney breaks down everything you need to know about shipping deadlines in your consumer minute.
By CATHERINE LUCEY, ASSOCIATED PRESS
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump, pushing back against women accusing him of sexual misconduct, insisted Tuesday he’s the target of “false accusations and fabricated stories of women who I don’t know and/or have never met.”
Trump lashed out on Twitter a day after three women who previously accused him of sexual harassment shared their stories on NBC’s “Megyn Kelly Today.”
Trump says Democrats “have been unable to show any collusion with Russia” and now are “moving on” to these allegations. He adds: “FAKE NEWS!”
He also attacked Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., who on Monday said Trump should resign over the allegations.
Trump said Gillibrand is a “total flunky for Chuck Schumer,” the Senate Democratic leader. He said Gillibrand, “who would come to my office ‘begging’ for campaign contributions not so long ago (and would do anything for them), is now in the ring fighting against Trump.”
The New York Democrat responded on Twitter, saying: “You cannot silence me or the millions of women who have gotten off the sidelines to speak out about the unfitness and shame you have brought to the Oval Office.”
On Monday, the women — Jessica Leeds, Samantha Holvey and Rachel Crooks — urged Congress to investigate Trump’s behavior. A fourth woman also spoke at a news conference with them via phone.
White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders pledged to provide a list of eyewitnesses whose accounts exonerated the president. She did not provide the list by late Monday.
The allegations surfaced during last year’s presidential campaign, but the women raised the issue anew on the Kelly show Monday and at a news conference.
“It was heartbreaking last year,” Holvey said. “We’re private citizens and for us to put ourselves out there to try and show America who this man is and how he views women, and for them to say, ‘Eh, we don’t care,’ it hurt.”
The former beauty queen claimed that Trump ogled her and other Miss USA pageant contestants in their dressing room in 2006. Crooks is a former receptionist at Trump Tower and Leeds says she met Trump on a flight.
Sixteen women have come forward with a range of accusations against Trump, many after the release of the “Access Hollywood” tape last October in which Trump was caught on an open microphone bragging about groping women. One woman, Summer Zevos, a contestant on Trump’s reality show, “The Apprentice,” sued, contending that Trump’s denials of her accusations amount to false and defamatory statements.
The Red Sox will likely be making moves this offseason, and up until Monday, former Gamecock Jackie Bradley Jr. was rumored to be on the trade block.
But Boston’s president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski said Monday at the MLB winter meetings that those rumors are totally false.
“I don’t know where those rumors have started but they’re not accurate,” said Dombrowski.
His breakout year in 2016 saw Bradley hit .267 with 26 home runs and 87 RBI, which earned him an All-Star Game appearance.
His numbers slipped though in 2017, hitting just .245 with 17 home runs and 63 RBI.
The former Gamecock was part of Carolina’s back-to-back National Title teams in 2010 and 2011.
Sumter, SC (WOLO) —
A man who police say shot and killed another person has turned himself in to police.
Sumter Law Enforcement say 22 year old Kenton Thames-Daniels surrendered to police Monday night.
Thames Daniels is charged with murder. Investigators say he and David Bratton were involved in an argument outside a home on Flamingo Road Sunday afternoon before Bratton was shot
Wasshington, DC (WOLO) —Snow isn’t causing any headaches for us here in the Midlands, but it sure gives us some great video to check out from further North.
Check out Mei Xiang at the National Zoo in D-C who just can’t get enough of the white stuff.
Cameras caught the giant Panda rolling and somersaulting around in snow-covered leaves and grass Saturday.
According to the National Zoo, giant panda are native to the cold climate and are more active in wintertime.
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MILWAUKEE, Wi., – This morning, the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum unveiled a limited-edition Clemson Tigers Bobbleheadfeaturing The Tiger with Howard’s Rock. As Clemson fans know, Howard’s Rock is a large piece of white flint that is displayed in Clemson University’s Memorial Stadium. The rock is the center of a longstanding tradition where players touch it before running down the hill in the east end zone at every home football game.
The limited edition bobbleheads, which are individually numbered to just 2,017, just arrived and ship now. The bobbleheads are $40 each with a flat rate shipping charge of $8 per order.
Howard’s Rock was given to football coach Frank Howard as a gift in the early 1960s by Samuel C. Jones. Jones found the rock while driving through Death Valley, California and gave it to Howard as a reference to “Death Valley,” the name that Howard used for to Memorial Stadium. The coach used the rock as a doorstop until 1966, when he told Gene Willimon, a Clemson booster, “Take this rock and throw it over the fence or out in the ditch…Do something with it, but get it out of my office.” Willimon had the rock placed on a pedestal in the east end zone, where it remains today.
The rock made its first appearance on September 24, 1966 when Clemson was losing to Virginia by 18 points with seventeen minutes left in the game. The Tigers came from behind to win the game 40-35. The following season, the tradition of rubbing the rock upon entering the stadium began. Howard reportedly told his players, “If you’re going to give me 110 percent, you can rub that rock. If you’re not, keep your filthy hands off of it.”
The Clemson Tigers football team is set to face off against the Alabama Crimson Tide on January 1st, 2018, in the Sugar Bowl. The semifinal game in the College Football Playoff is a rematch of the 2017 National Championship Game, which the Clemson won in dramatic fashion, 35-31. A very limited number of National Championship and Deshaun Watson bobbleheads remain.
“The Clemson National Championship bobbleheads were one of our best-sellers of all time, and we wanted to give Clemson fans another great bobblehead,” said Phil Sklar, Co-Founder and CEO of the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum. “Now Clemson fans can have a memento to Howard’s Rock, which can be passed down as a great collectible.”
The Clemson Howard’s Rock bobbleheads were produced exclusively for the National Bobblehead HOF and Museum by FOCO and are officially licensed.
About the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum:
The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum was announced in November 2014. The HOF and Museum hosted a Preview Exhibit in 2016, and is currently planning for a permanent location, which is expected to open this winter. The HOF and Museum also produces high quality, customized bobbleheads for organizations, individuals and teams across the country. Visit us at www.BobbleheadHall.com, www.facebook.com/BobbleheadHall orwww.twitter.com/BobbleheadHall.
NEW YORK (AP) – Tina Turner is not done telling her story.
The rock superstar is working on a sequel to her 1986 memoir “I, Tina,” Atria Books told The Associated Press on Monday. The new book is called “Tina Turner: My Love Story” and will come out next October, timed to the singer’s 60th year in music.
Seventy-eight year-old Turner says in a statement that she will write about everything from “finding love” to surviving a “life-threatening illness” she had never disclosed before.
Turner, who endured a horrifying marriage to musician Ike Turner, married Erwin Bach in 2013. She is known for such hits as “Proud Mary” and “What’s Love Got To Do With It,” the title of a 1993 biopic starring Angela Bassett as Tina Turner and Laurence Fishburne as Ike.
ORANGEBURG, S.C. (WOLO) – Orangeburg County authorities are searching for a Columbia man in connection with the death of a man earlier this month.
The Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office detectives obtained a warrant Monday on murder charges for Michael Jerome Allen, 21, of Tavineer Drive, concerning the stabbing death of the 58-year-old victim.
The man’s body was found in a chair at a Maedrine Street residence on December 6 after relatives couldn’t make contact with the victim.
When officers arrived they made a forced entry after seeing signs inside the home of a struggle, authorities say.
According to officials an autopsy report confirmed the man died of stab wounds.
Authorities say Allen has connections to both Orangeburg and Columbia.
To receive up to $1000 for information about the crime or if you know the where Allen might be, citizens are encouraged to contact the Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office at 803-534-3550 or CRIMESTOPPERS in any of the following ways: call 888-CRIME-SC (888-274-6372) or go to: www.midlandscrimestoppers.com, and click on the “Submit a tip” tab.
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