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      Today's top five things you need to know

      Severe Weather- Over 75 million americans face a threat of severe weather today. Twenty-nine people have already lost their lives after a power storm ripped through six states. For the Midlands, rain and storm chances go up after 3 p.m. to 40% for the Midlands. WACH Fox Meteorologist Garrett Bedenbaugh believes the worst of the weather will stay mainly in the Upstate and northern South Carolina. See his complete forecast HERE.

      Family Rescued-Search crews have located the father and his two children who had were missing for more than two days in the vast woods and swamps of the Congaree National Park southeast of Columbia. The National Park Service said Tuesday morning that rangers had located J.R. Kimbler, his 10-year-old son and 6-year-old daughter. Officials said the three did not appear to be seriously hurt and were being taken to a local hospital for observation. Get the complete story HERE.

      NBA Speaks-Today we'll hear from NBA officials on the future of LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling. The Clippers owner is accused of making racially changed comments against african-americans on an audio tape. Several companies like State Farm and Carmax have dropped sponorships for the team. The NBA could try to get the owner out, but that would almost certainly bring a lawsuit from Sterling and a long, expensive legal fight. A press conference is set for 2 p.m. on ESPN.

      Political Ads- State Senator Vincent Sheheen has come under attack once again. The Republican Governors Association has running ads that criticize the democratic nominee for his work as a defense attorney. The state attorney general says Governor Haley should ask for the removal of these ads.

      Hotel Horrors-If you're planning a vacation be sure to check for the silent killer. Carbon monoxide is a poisonous gas that results from incomplete burning of fuel, like gas, oil and wood. After recent deaths in South Carolina, the state adopted a new code that requires hotels to install Carbon Monoxide detectors. Fraendy Clervaud talks to fire and medical officials for an in-depth look. Get the complete story HERE.