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media. continues today in pulaski county for the mother of noah thomas, the boy found dead in a septic tank last year. how many people have been chosen for the jury pool so far. there are no human remains on the grounds of the greenfield plantation. how soon final preparations could be finished for moving two slave houses on that property. and in today's consumer watchdog, julie wheeler from the better business bureau will tell us who can file their income taxes for free. good morning, it's just after 5 o'clock on
himself into police. he is accused of kidnapping his daughter, haven over the weekend, setting off a statewide amber alert. haven was found safe sunday afternoon in augusta county, where moses lives. according to that charlottesville t-v station, moses said he did what he had to do, and didn't know about the protective order against him. jury selection continues today in pulaski county for ashley white's trial. she is the mother of noah thomas, the five year old boy who was found dead in a septic tank last march after a weeklong search. this is new video of her leaving the pulaski county courthouse after more than six hours of jury questioning. yesterday her lawyer, kelsey bulger, asked dozens of potential jurors about their facebook usage, if they have liked, shared, or commented on anything related to the death of noah thomas, and if they know any of the witnesses. the judge and prosecutors also asked dozens of questions. so far 15 people have been selected for the jury pool out of 122 potential jurors. seven more will be selected later this morning.
the blacksburg and virginia tech community. dozens gathered on college avenue for a vigil last night. the street was lined with blue lights -- nicole's favorite color. the blacksburg mayor, middle school principal and a representative from virginia tech spoke about the community and nicole. her mother, tammy weeks, also gave a short talk saying her family is broken. the event was organized by a group of virginia tech students. i woke up this morning with ice on my wind shield but not any snow. leo has your latest on the snow totals. leo! youwill are still seeing the snow flying especially in the mountains a west virginia where several inches has already fallen and now see several more before it's all said and done across the roanoke valley maybe a coding here and there especially in the higher elevations roto can thirty two lynchburg thirty degrees right now 31 danville 28 blacksburg a little farther out twenty six 26 bristol 36 charlottesville richmond coming in at thirty eight he can see a few sporadic snow
that will be the trend today one little batch through the newer valley continues to we can but if you traveling along i 80 one watch out for that quick burst of snow kino lowering visibility and causing some slick spots highs today mid upper thirties across the region you forecast model keeps most of the snow back in the mountains a west virginia southwestern virginia had south and east mining get us a few breaks is sunshine today but every once in a while to get a nice burst the snow some of that could drift to the south and east a the mountains so even through the route and new river valley and roanoke valley don't be surprised snow shower today but again most of it stays back in the mountains like were all the heavier snow will be confined that's the western facing slopes pocahontas county greenbrier county that's were some areas could see six inches plus of snow before it's all said and done but for the highlands the rest of the mountains in west virginia far southwest virginia maybe a coating to inch or two and then as he head through the newer valley roanoke valley lynchburg
one of those bursts of snow you might get a quick coding here and there forecast for today would talk about temperatures into the 30s. overall through lynchburg loving stint appomattox temperatures into the thirties southern virginia upper thirties to low forties as you travel through the new river valley southwest would a be talk about temperatures in the upper 30s and low 40s back through with bill radford floyd blacksburg upper twenties to low thirties a better chance of a few snow showers in the western sections and the highlands greenbrier valley west virginia twenties low to mid thirties with a good chances snow showers wednesday and thursday the arctic air arrives upper twenties low thirties for highs a little warmer on friday one a call it that at thirty six and then another arctic blast saturday and sunday with highs only in the mid 20s overnight lows in the single virginia's 4 p.m. burning law goes into effect next week. it's also the start of spring fire season in the commonwealth. under the law- between february 15th and april 30th, you cannot burn anything before 4 p.m. that's within
or areas of dry grass. if you do, you could be fined up to 500- dollars, as well as the cost of putting out the fire. last year, 616 wildfires burned more than 59- hundred acres in virginia. campbell county's school superintendent says he's investigating a social media post made by a principal, following complaints from parents. ty gafford put a comment on facebook that said "just because you put the stars and stripes beside the stars and bars doesn't make it okay. really?!" he followed that up with the hashtag "stupid (expletive) redneck." gafford is the principal at altavista combined school in campbell county. yesterday gafford apologized in a statement that said "i have spent my entire career dedicated to investing in the future of the kids entrusted to my care. i do so without bias, judgment, or ill will and with only the best intentions for each child." the superintendent said appropriate action will be taken after his investigation. at the greenfield plantation no human remains were found---that according to botetourt county
officials are looking to relocate two slave houses on the property. the dovetail cultural resource group adds its team didn't find evidence of slave burials at greenfield or in the area where those houses will be moved. the final preparations for the relocation could be complete by week's end. we're helping you get through tax season, with advice from the experts, as well. julie wheeler, president and c-e-o of the better business bureau of western virginia joins us for this week's consumer watchdog. good morning, julie kimberly mcbroom/wdbj7: first of all, some folks have reported problems on irs- dot-gov...do you know about some of the issues?
mcbroom/wdbj7: how do we avoid scam tax filing sites? we'll post more helpful tax tips for you, on our web site, wdbj7-dot-com after the newscast. snow showers could make the roads pretty slick today. coming up after the break, we'll take a look at all the latest conditions in your i- hometown traffic report. and we've got the perfect valentine gift
mostly cloudy with passing snows showers today high near 37. watch out for slick conditions as you start your morning drive. even some of the main roads throughout the new river valley are covered in a layer of snow and ice. the highways are clear for the most part but there are icy patches. route 221 in roanoke county is also in bad shape right now. a bridge project will affect traffic in roanoke county until next monday. every day until then
there will be lane closures on both directions of texas hollow road. that's happening underneath the i-81 bridge. flaggers will help you get around. bridge work starts today on stoney creek road in bedford county. that road will be closed near wheats valley road until 4- 30 this afternoon. if you're tired of if you're tired of chocolates and flowers for valentine's day, you could ask for something a bit more creative. the virginia gentlemen are offering singing telegrams this weekend. wdbj7's amanda kenney joins us live with her very own quartet. good morning kimbelry. this a capella group will surprise your sweetie with two songs, a personal message, and a long stemmed rose. david lloyd is the president of the
all the information on how to order a singing telegram on our website wdbj7.com. and don't go away, they're going to serenade us in the next half hour. after the postal service started consolidations with greensboro, a lot of people have told us that the mail is taking too long. coming up after the break, we'll follow the
danville thirty in lynchburg twenty eight blacksburg with bill reporting a temperature at this hour of twenty two still have that brought upper level low toward the great lakes just that counterclockwise rotation pushing the snow showers into our region then they slam into most like a wall mountains a west virginia and most of them stop there but every once in while one strong enough that it could make its way to the south and east a the mountains we been the new river valley ronald valley don't be spry see snow shower today but again most of the activity in the mountains a west virginia and far southwestern virginia so you fitness forecast had out this morning maybe a few snow showers mostly cloudy today couple sunny breaks turning partly cloudy this evening sunrise coming in at 7/16 sunset at five fifty three here's a low-pressure center counterclockwise rotation eventually this area of high-pressure builds in counterclockwise rotation around a while clockwise flow around the high picks up that cold air to the north and pushes it right into our
here's you forecast mostly cloudy scattered snow showers especially in the mountains would talk about temperatures in the upper twenties low to mid thirties a little warmer toward the south side tonight mostly cloudy again mountains snow showers lows in the teens and twenties seven day planner that arctic air moves in wednesday and thursday mountains snow showers continue wednesday maybe a flurry everywhere else and then the next arctic air moves in friday saturday and sunday. some snow showers in the leading edge of that weeding to highs only in the 20s over the weekend will grab those e united states postal service lost more than five billion dollars last fiscal year despite sending more packages. to try to survive, the post office is consolidating and cutting services fast: which some say is giving a whole new meaning to snail mail. so just how long does a letter take to go cross town? wdbj-7's shayne dwyer found out. for more than two centuries the mail has been an integral part of life as we know it in the united states. but in the age of our high tech lifestyle, the mail business is hurting.
states postal service has seen nearly a third less annual revenue is wide more than 200 thousand people no longer promise to be there rain or shine, sleet or snow - former co-workers of carlton cooper. "i'm vested in this company and i hate the service that we're giving to our customer now." the amount of stamped letters, cards and bills sent first class is down more than seventy percent in the past decade. facing numerous problems the postal service chose to facilities across the country, inclduing the one in roanoke, to try and stay afloat. "roanoke is large enough to have a distribution center of our own, it was sort of a slap, i did go down and protest." effie moore was right there along side union members two summers ago protesting the change. their efforts fell short, and the postal service closed the roanoke processing center where they handle our regions outgoing mail. "it makes me real angry as an employee to know that we're a service
willfully delay the mail." first class mail that used to have an overnight commitment no longer does. that's because pieces of mail each week day are loaded on a truck here at rutherford avenue and then driven south to greensboro, north carolina where they're processed and sent on their way. the postal service projected savings of nine million dollars a year just for this one consolidation and told customers to expect only minor delays. "i can not go in my local convenience store, it's a hardware and the whole nine yards, and not get barraged every time i stop to do business there with upset customers of the u.s. postal service." the mail that's destined for our region is trucked back to roanoke and then sorted down to the street in the same place it left from the day before. a process many people say is taking longer than the advertised two days. "the mail is slow." "i haven't done a scientific study but
people and they said well i haven't gotten it, i haven't got it, i haven't got it, it's been definetely more than two days." "we're finding that it has taken normally three to five days. i wish i had some kind of report that would substantiate what i'm saying but i don't." i asked the u-s postal service for those reports but didn't get specific roanoke data, just that overall first class service is marginally slower. with no real stats to go on, i decided to test it. i stuffed sealed and stamped letters. 20 in all. to see if the united states postal service is delivering on its promise. i mailed them from across the roanoke valley to myself. and i also sent letters to my friends in south bend, indiana, springfield, missourri, wichita, kansas and all the way to anchorage, alaska. one by one the letters came back to me in person and in pictures, all sporting the greensboro post mark. every letter met the service standard and arrived by the time the post office said it would, a stark
being told. "i'm hearing it from carriers, i'm hearing it from customers, i'm hearing it from businesses and i'm hearing the complaints that the congressmen and senators are getting." congressman bob goodlatte has been a vocal opposition to the closures since the beginning and says the only way to get this right is be more efficient, but not increase the distance letters have to travel. "they've set themselves a new standard and many of our constituents have contacted us and said they're not meeting lower standard." shayne dwyer, the post office wouldn't tell us how they've gotten from delayed mail. handles concerns on a case by case people gathered in pennsylvania to welcome a very special guest to the area.
a very important guest arrived on board a private plane in pittsburg. by all the attention, you'd think it was a famous actor or world leader, right? but this special guest is actually a baby sloth! the sloth was flown in from florida, to get to his new home at pittsburgh's national aviary. there, he will play an inmortant role in outreach and education programs. he will make his public debut on friday. voters will likely turn out in record numbers in new hampshire today, despite the snowy forecast. which candidates are expected to win big in the first in the nation primary. canada announces a change in strategy in the fight against isis. when it plans to stop bombing in iraq and syria. plus, the academy award nominees sit down for their traditional lunch.
conversation. good morning, it's just after 6:30, i'm garrett turner. and i'm kimberly mcbroom. people have been voting for hours in new hampshire. voting in the first-of- the-nation primary started at midnight. as weijia jiang reports, state leaders expect a record turnout at the polls. the tiny community of dixville notch was first to vote in the new hampshire primary...and handed victory to john kasich. -nat/sot (trump) - let's have a big big victory tomorrow but gop frontrunner donald trump is still betting on a big win here. at a rally in manchester last night - trump repeated his 'get out the vote' message... (sot trump) she says darling i love you but i've
give a damn you gotta to get out to vote. and mocked for marco rubio - for his so-called robotic performance at saturday's debate: (sot trump) i said wait, wait, wait he said that two minutes ago. so after the fifth time, i said what the hell is going on over here? the florida senator came under fire again monday for repeating this line, moments apart, at the same event: (sot rubio) jeanette and i are raising our four children in the 21st century. in the 21st century, it's becoming harder than ever to instill values in your children. (standup: weijia jiang/ cbs news manchester, new hampshire) on the democratic side - hillary clinton is bracing for a fight to the finish against bernie sanders. (nat/sot) four votes for bernie sandersnone for hillary. the vermont senator already picked up a win in dixville notch overnight...and is leading clinton among female voters in the granite state. (sot clinton) i have a message to all undecided voters -- please vote with your head and your heart. people are projected to turn out to vote in record numbers despite snow in the forecast.
new hampshire. former new york city mayor michael bloomberg says he's still considering a run for president this year. he says he is listening to what the current candidates are saying and what voters are doing. he also took aim at the overall tone of this year's campaign, saying the public deserved better. bloomberg admits that he would need to start getting his name on ballots by early march to stage a serious campaign. this is the first time he has openly discussed a presidential bid for this year new this morning: virginia state police need your help looking for a missing senior. 73-year-old leonard fox was last seen on horsepen road in luray on monday evening. state police say fox has cognitive impairment, and they fear for his health and safety. he may be driving a green 19-99 ford ranger pickup with the license number zvy- 3503. they warn not to approach him, but to call 9-1-1 instead. a cold morning to start but will it bring snow? leo's got
weather impact day. thatyeah lunacy more in the way of scattered snow showers widely can find in the mountains but every now again one or two will drift to the south and east average high this time of year forty eight degrees average low twenty nine record low eight record high seventy two a see any of those records so far for the year we have four. two inches of rainfall you can see looking out from lane stadium on the campus of virginia tech were finding relatively quiet conditions twenty eight degrees and snow showers driving through the area watch out for some slick spots out on the roadways and also when you get a burst the snow visibility will come down for. time as well is we still have that upper levellow bringing down that northwesterly flow
mountains. that's we see the most in the way of accumulating snow western facing slopes greenbrier pocahontas county even toward far southwest virginia several inches of accumulating snow not out of the question but is you travel through the newer valley roanoke valley points out these not really much accumulation whatsoever if you get one of those burst might see a quick coating but that's about it highs today mid upper thirties we drop into the upper 20s and low 30s wednesday and thursday he can see the forecast model most of the activity stays back into the mountains every once in while you see one drift to the south and east temperatures are really cool off as he head toward wednesday and thursday most of the accumulating snow greenbrier pocahontas county western part of the county shaded south and east little to no accumulation up toward the highlands coating to inch or two at best across the roanoke valley thirty percent chance for snow shower mid upper thirties lynchburg center virginia twenty percent chance southern virginiaupper 30s low 40s only isolated flurry or two back through the newer valley southwest better chances a few snow showers especially over toward taz will marion with bill and the bluefield area highlands greenbrier valley a west virginia best chance seeing some accumulating snow from arlington a louisburg westward
cold wednesday and thursday a little warmer thirty six on friday and him we really drop off into the mid twenties for highs over the we can with overnight lows in around seventy degrees mark are not changed its strategy against the terror group isis. the country now plans to stop bombing in iraq and syria by february 22nd. however, some jets will assist other coalition bombers with refueling and surveillance. the prime minister of canada says the country can rise above the terrorist group. (justin trudeau/canadian prime minister): "we know canada is stronger, much stronger than the threat posed by a murderous gang of thugs." canada will add more trainers to assist iraqi and kurdish forces. there will now be more than 2-hundred trainers, raising the number of personnel in the region to 830. the government also announced it will put forth more than 1-billion dollars during the next three years to help refugees displaced by the conflict. the money will provide them with food, water, health care, and education. the white house
point-eight billion dollars in emergency funding from congress to battle the zika virus. in addition to vaccine research and diagnostic testing - the money would help try to control the mosquito population in vulnerable areas. (dr. anthony fauci/director, nih) "this is done in close collaboration with the cdc. there are classic ways you control vectors: insecticides, larvicides, cleaning up the environment." the government has issued a travel warning for zika affected areas - but not a travel ban. the white house says it is expecting congress to act quickly to pass the funds. so far there are 50 confirmed cases of zika in the continental u-s, including at least one in virginia. we're hearing from the attorney of the chicago officer who is countersuing the estate of the 19- year-old he shot and killed back in december. a woman who opened the door to the apartment building for the officer also died in the shooting. the lawyer claims the quintonio legrier instigated the whole thing, and took a full swing at officer robert rialmo's head, just barely missing it. joel brodsky/officer's attorney: "he told me that
the bat passing in front of his face, it was that close. that entire time he was shouting orders for legrier to drop the bat. this is an emotional and psychologial trauma that officer rialmo is gonna have to carry with him for the rest of his life." rialmo shot the teen six times. the countersuit punitive and emotional damages, ranging from 50- thousand to 10- million dollars. the teen's family said legrier never posed a threat to the officer before he was shot. casey anthony -- the woman who was acquitted of murdering her 2- year-old in 2008 -- wants to open a business at west palm beach. a florida t-v station found that she plans to open a business called case photography. the address for the business belongs to a patrick mckenna, who is one of her former private investigators. anthony filed an application to open her business last year with a start date of january 1st. it could take some time before it opens, because she has not filed any local paperwork. the countdown to the oscars is on! the nominees gathered yesterday at a traditional
the lack of diversity was evident when the group gatheredr at the 35th annual event. for the second year in a row, all 20 of the acting nominees are white. (cheryl boone isaacs/ academy of motion pictures arts and sciences president): "we all know there is an elephant in the room. i have asked the elephant to leave" sylvester stallone, who received a nomination for his role in "creed," says the film's director and his co-star michael b. jordan deserves more credit for their work in the movie. as february 28th comes closer, more people plan to boycott the 88th oscars. activists protested outside of the hotel where the luncheon was being held, calling on hollywood celebrities to join them. people with receding guns now have a new solution. a group of periodontists in california is offering the procedure called the rejuvagum lift--it's less painful and less invasive. the doctors use a small amount of the patient's own blood to create a gummy- bear like texture of white cells. the doctors insert the cells into the affected gum area, and in just days -the cells help rejuvenate
tissue. before and after photos - show how well it worked for one patient. dede lambrecht/ patient @ 9:19)) i couldn't believe it, and when i got the stitches out, it was just like the gums i was born with it was just amazing. the rejuvagum lift procedure costs about the same as gum grafting and it is covered by many insurance plans. there could be some slick sports on morning. we'll have the latest traffic alerts in your i-hometown traffic report. and valentine's day comes early. we get serenaded by the virginia gentlemen, after the break on wdbj7
we'll continue to see passing snow showers today with a high near 37. drivers will want to watch out for slippery conditions this morning. even some of the main roads throughout the new river valley are covered in a layer of snow and ice. route 221 in roanoke county is also in bad shape right now. the highways are clear for the most part but there are icy patches. bridge work starts today on stoney creek road in bedford county. that road will be closed near wheats valley road until 4- 30 this afternoon. we're looking live at i-581 in roanoke from wdbj7's hotel camera. starting at eight tonight, there will be northbound lane closures near the valley view mall exit. those lanes should re-open around two o'clock tomorrow morning.
facebook this morning. norad says that a north korean sattelite flew over california's silicone valley about a hour after the super bowl on sunday. most experts say they think it was a coincidence. -------- it's primary day in new hampshire! three towns in the state opened their polls at midnight, where bernie sanders and john kasich got victories. people are expected to turn out in record numbers, despite the expected snow today. -------- and, starbucks has announced its special drinks for valentine's day. molten chocolate is the theme this year, with the molten hot chocolate, molten chocolate frappuccino, and molten chocolate latte. the drinks are in stores through the weekend. if you're looking for creative way to tell your valentine you love them, we may have the answer. wdbj7's amanda kenney is with an a capella quartet this morning that's right kim, and they'll sing to your sweetheart for just $50 and will
birthdays for 2/9 (tuesday) lexington - 5 doug law - fork mountain - 43 ryan & matthew browning kenzie beyers - troutville - 14 roanoke - 18 roanoke - 14 travis slusser - joe peters - 70 buchanan - 62 gerald meade - 41 michelle garst - hilary adams - rocky mount - 10 virginia snyder - bassett - 82 kailie booth - christiansburg - 9 ashanti campbell - 7 dakota nibblett - 29 rheanna lawhorn - buena vista - 13 david alphin - buchanan lezley slagle - natural bridge station - 9 mark tucker - roanoke - 60 dylan smith - rocky mount - 15 quincy gravely -
the twenties and low thirties temperatures really are can a move all that much as we head through the day thirty two roanoke twenty seven new york thirty four alanna look at minneapolis only seven 17 a piece of that cold air is heading in our direction it's really can arrive wednesday and thursday. right now over toward gretna gretna elementary school thirty one degrees a very light breeze southwest wind around three miles an hour had a pretty good and then the snow showers moving through the newer valley be you notice that's tending to fall part and that's rogan a continue to see today it slams into the mountains tries to travel through the mountains and ends up falling apart but every now again isolated snow showers can't ruled out south and east would temperatures today in the mid to upper thirties maybe a few breaks is sunshine as we head through the day and that cold air really arrives wednesday and thursday a little reprieve on friday you want to call that and the second arctic plunge moves in saturday and sunday so talking upper 20s low 30s wednesday and thursday saturday and
twenties with that cold air building in you forecast today mostly cloudy couple snow showers mainly in the mountains a west virginia and far southwest virginia highs in the twenties and thirties tonight teens and twenties will do it a couple snow showers mainly again in the mountains a west virginia cold wednesday and thursday upper twenties low thirties another blast of arctic air moves in saturday and sunday would mid we have new developments this morning in the disappearance of haven moses. according to our cbs affiliate in charlottesville, james moses the third has turned himself into police. he is accused of kidnapping his daughter, haven over the weekend, setting off a statewide amber alert. haven was found safe sunday afternoon in augusta county, where moses lives. according to that charlottesville t-v station, moses said he did what he had to do, and didn't know about the protective order against him. virginia state police need your help looking for a missing senior. 73-year-old leonard fox was last seen on horsepen road in luray on monday evening. state police say fox
impairment, and they fear for his health and safety. he may be driving a green 19-99 ford ranger pickup with the license number zvy- 3503. they warn not to approach him, but to call 9-1-1 instead. jury selection continues today in pulaski county for ashley white's trial. she is the mother of noah thomas, the five year old boy who was found dead in a septic tank last march after a weeklong search. this is new video of her leaving the pulaski county courthouse after more than six hours of jury questioning.. so far 15 people have been selected for the jury pool out of 122 potential jurors. selected later this nicolle lovel's the blacksburg and virginia tech community. dozens gathered on vigil last night. the street was lined nicole's favorite the blacksburg mayor, middle school principal and a representative from virginia tech spoke about the community and nicole. her mother, tammy weeks, also gave a family is broken. organized by a group
students. campbell county's school superintendent says he's investigating a social media post made by a principal, following complaints from parents. ty gafford put a comment on facebook that said "just because you put the stars and stripes beside the stars and bars doesn't make it okay. really?!" he followed that up with the hashtag "stupid (expletive) redneck." gafford is the principal at altavista combined school in campbell county. yesterday gafford apologized, that statement is on our website, wdbj7-dot com. officials say archaeologists found no human remains at greenfield plantation. the dovetail cultural resource group adds its team didn't find evidence of slave burials at greenfield or in the area where those houses will be moved. there are two slave houses on that property that officials are looking to relocate. the final preparations for the relocation could be complete by week's end. people in new hampshire have already started casting their votes in the nation's first primary contest. three small towns
already given the sanders. but gop front- runner donald trump is still expecting to win the state. on the democratic side, hillary clinton is bracing for a fight to the finish against bernie sanders. people are expected to turn out to vote in record numbers despite snow in the forecast. canada has a new mission against the terror group isis. the country plans to stop bombing in iraq and syria by february 22nd. instead, canada will add more trainers to assist iraqi and kurdish forces. there will now be more than 2-hundred trainers, raising the number of personnel in the region to 830. the government also announced it will put forth more than 1-billion dollars during the next three years to help refugees displaced by the conflict. the money will provide food, water, health care, and