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be armed in roanoke county. suspected of being the driver of a car that was chased by night. flipped and caught on fire. the county says the vehicle was coming from franklin county on route 220 when it hit another vehicle near webb road. four people were stay with wdbj7, and wdbj7-dot-com for any updates. judge will now decide instead of a jury. opening arguments begin today and lawyers are prepared to call 23 witnesses to testify in the case. a judge agreed to change the trial location because about 60 percent of the potential jurors interviewed monday and tuesday knew about the case. but late tuesday night the judge and lawyers agreed to have a bench trial instead of a jury trial. a lawyer not asssociated with this case says that decision may now benefit ashley white. richard chidester/giles county attorney: "you may certainly get the same outcome but the judge is certainly more likely to be not caught up in the emotion and the
nature for a jury not familiar with the law to preceive certain pieces of evidence differently than a judge. as the temperatures drop, the city of danville is asking folks to conserve power during peak hours as we head into next week. that time is from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. today, tomorrow, and monday. officials say there is plenty of power available and the grid is in good shape, but cutting back on usage will help keep electric rates low. the wind chills are dangerously cold out there for some people this morning. and leo, you say it's not going to get much warmer for a while. the weekend and early next week right now here the actual temperatures even these along without any winter just downright cold six and hot springs 17 roanoke 15 blacksburg thirteen with bill lynchburg seventeen danville coming in at eighteen but were still finding gusty winds especially along the ridge tops in the twenty to thirty
had south and east finding some lower gusts in winds and you take the wind temperature put it together this is the windchill factor this what it feels like is you heading outside feels like it's only minus sixteen in hot springs to an ronald minus one blacksburg and galax one in with bill -4 bluefield five in lynchburg feels like it's only 10 is you had outside in danville couple flurries snow showers leftover a lot of that will tend to fall part over the next several hours most areas should end up mostly sunny as we head through the day highs upper twenties low thirties but again we at the wind today benefiel more like the teens and twenties so bundle up anytime you had out tonight tomorrow some snow showers but a vapor event on monday one computer model keeps a storm closer to our region that will give us a little bit more the way of mixed precipitation meaning starts off the snow but it will transition to sleet freezing rain maybe even some plain old rain for some the next computer model keeps a little farther to our south
more cold air so would have a prolonged period of snow before we see that transition to sleet maybe some freezing rain so right now early estimates look like several inches of snow before we see a transition to wicks mix wintry precipitation on no worries like that just dangerously cold temperatures in the twenties and low thirties for roanoke lynchburg low to mid thirties southern virginia mid thirties mostly sunny as he head up toward the new river valley southwest blacksburg radford with bill marion would talk about temperatures into the mid twenties or so highlands greenbrier valley, a west virginia teens low to mid 20s starts off would clouds maybe a flurry or two. we you start to see some sunshine snow showers friday again don't be spry see a quick coating if you get some of those bursts of snow saturday and sunday dangerously cold an and monday that more significant winter weather event that comes to an and tuesday and tuesday and wednesday we finally warm back up to 6th district congressman bob goodlatte says he will introduce
help employers learn if a job applicant has a history of violent behavior. it's called the safe harbor for reporting violent behavior act, and it's a response to the shooting in august that took the lives of our colleagues alison parker and adam ward, and wounded smith mountain lake chamber of commerce executive director vicki gardner. representative bob goodlatte/(r) 6th district: people who engage in threatening or violent behavior, when they apply for a new job, we want previous employers to be encouraged to disclose information about those very concerning actions, so we wind up not hiring someone who continues to perpetrate violent acts, but rather gets directed to the kind of help that they need. the legislation would offer employers protection from lawsuits. 9th district congressman morgan griffith and 5th district congressman robert hurt have signed on as co-sponsors, and goodlatte says the bill has bipartisan support. virginia's hospitals
could threaten their survival. a t-v ad from the virginia hospital and health care association urges viewers to call their legislators and tell them to vote "no" on house bill 193. the bill would change the permitting process for many medical services and health care facilities. supporters say the reforms are needed to increase competition, but opponents say the legislation could harm hospital finances. narrator: the general assembly is voting on legislation that will financially ruin your local hospital, putting lives at risk, impacting life-saving medical procedures for young and old. delegate kathy byron/(r) 22nd district bedford county: we've got some great hospitals in the commonwealth. they will continue to be great. no one wants to see health care deteriorate, but we also have to be able to afford it. lawmakers are expected to debate the certificate of need bills today. a woman in the new river valley says she was assaulted by a christiansburg volunteer firefighter.
when her search for justice was shut down by government officials. katrina milburn is a mental health advocate but went to a firefighter's conference with christiansburg fire department in july. guest by david flinchum, a friend and volunteer. one night she says he began drinking and followed her to her hotel room and she fought him off but says later she was sent home in a taxi paid for by someone else. was retaliated assaulted and then i was retaliated against my only reason is to shut me up. she says she tried to get help from public safety officials but has been ignored. fire chief billy hanks says it is a domestic issue unrelated to the department. calls to flinchum, the accused firefighter, have been unsuccessful. milburn pressed charges against flinchum and has a preliminary protective order against him. court dates for both of those are later this month. child's play is often more than just kids having fun together.
hard time expressing their feelings, it's an effective way of reaching them. in this week's early years, we're talking about play therapy. this is national play therapy week and licensed clinical social worker jennifer thomas joins us now to tell us more about it. good morning, jennifer. kimberly mcbroom/wdbj7: what exactly is play therapy, and how does it differ from traditional talk therapy? jennifer thomas/ licensed clinical social worker: play is our first language, according to the association for play therapy (apt), the national professional society that advances play therapy. apt says that, just as adults use words to communicate, children use play to express thoughts and feelings that might otherwise remain hidden. kimberly mcbroom/wdbj7:
have a couple of pictures of samples of toys that you all use during therapy pictures of samples of toys that you all use during therapy sessions. does the kind of toy matter, in terms of getting these conversations started? kimberly mcbroom/wdbj7 :what types of psychological issues does play therapy help the most? kimberly mcbroom/wdbj7: how widely accepted is play therapy in the terms of mental health treatment in children? jennifer thomas/ licensed clinical social worker: thousands of licensed mental health professionals within and outside of the united states use play
especially children, to describe and manage their behaviors and mental health problems. noting that today graduate play therapy courses are offered at 180 accredited universities, a growth of 36% since 2006, apt adds that the number of approved training providers and registered play therapists have also grown by 103% and 108% respectively over the past decade. to learn more about the benefits of play therapy, head to our web site, wdbj7- dot-com. i'll put up a link right after the newscast. it's extremely cold outside this morning, so make sure you bundle up before you head to your car. we'll also tell you about any traffic alerts, after the break. good morning, i'm amanda kenney, if you love trains, you'll wanna heare more about train lover's day, after the break on wdbj7
dozens of roads throughout the new river valley are icy this morning. the highways are clear but even main roads are slippery. tazewell county and bland county have it the worst right now. a bridge inspection could slow you down on route 220 in botetourt county. expect lane closures in both directions near the bridge over catawba creek, which is just north of fincastle. that's going on from 8-30 this morning to 4-30 this afternoon. bridge work could slow you down later tonight on i-81 in montgomery county. there will be a northbound lane closure near the north fork road exit from nine tonight to six tomorrow morning. there's no doubt roanoke has a love affair with trains. and there's even a day dedicated to the passion train enthusiasts have for them. wdbj7's amanda kenney is at the virginia museum of
lover's day. good morning kimberly. the museum is gearing up for the 8th annual train lovers days. it was orginally scheduled for the weekend, but because of the inclimate weather it has been rescheduled to february 20th. walker nelms with the museum is with me. walker, what can you tell me about theeven this year? this year we are celebrating the y class locomotive 2156 which is on loan to us from the transportation museum of st. louis. during the event, we will have diesel train rides by the roanoke chapter of the national railway historical society,
and demonstrations by the roanoke valley model engineers club, locomotive science activities, yarn valentine's crafts, the yellow taxi will be open and there will be a yard sale of gift shop clearance merchandise. in this week's edition of hometown hoops weekly, we'll introduce you to a father and son who have a unique connection to basketball in lynchburg. and, virginia's biggest information hotline is celebrating
provides, next. areabundle up is you had out this morning temperature starting off in the single digits and teens but the windchill is in the negative single digits and negative teens as a really cold for our area taz well middle school our weather bug site their showing a current temperature of only nine degrees a light breeze there but with that peek wind us in that fifteen mylan our range that brings and down the windchill factor into the negative single digits so bundle up few snow showers in the mountains a west virginia over the next several hours all that should begin to shut down and we should all end up mostly sunny as we head through the afternoon temperatures today upper twenties low thirties a little bit warmer on friday thirty 36 with you snow showers driving through saturday mostly sunny beluga that that's not the higher day that's not the windchill that's the actual temperature for a high of twenty three degrees dangerously cold this week and we have a frontal boundary
can a transports energy to a coastal low but the coastal low develops little farther to our east so should really impact our region but the clipper system will bring us a few snow showers on friday we get a couple burst could see a light accumulation possible in around the region especially back into the mountains and that will also help bring down that reinforcing shot of cold air on saturday and sunday today mopes lease sunny blustery and cold would talk about temperatures in the twenties and thirties at best for tonight increasing clouds been be on the chilly side lows in the single digits and teens and your first alert wtvj seven day planner few snow showers friday saturday and sunday quiet but cold and then a bigger wintry weather event on monday talk about temperatures hovering around thirty like a that's below freezing we should see mixing but would've that warmer air moving aloft that gives us in the sleet and freezing rain we might see several inches of snow before that transition
some local students are about to begin work on a prototype that could change the way we travel. daniel kimminau is a student at tech and thinks the future of transportation is hyperloop. hyperloop is a transportation system using a near-vacuum tube to propel a passenger- carrying pod at more than 700 miles per hour. he and other students recently designed a hyperloop system called the vhyper. it scored fourth place at the space-x hyperloop pod competition. the team is one of more than 20 that will move on to build a prototype that will be tested at a track facility this summer. author j-k rowling has announced that the eighth installment of the harry potter series will come out this summer. but it's not a traditional book.
version of the script book for the two-part play, caleld "harry potter and the cursed child." the play opens on july 30th in london, and the book will be released the next day, which happens to be harry potter's birthday. lawmakers are demanding an investigation into royal caribbean cruise lines after one of its luxury liners sailed right into a dangerous storm. how passengers are describing the ordeal. the fbi is surrounding a federal wildfire refuge in oregon, where at least four armed activists are holed up. how agents had tried to approach one of those protestors. and there are two fewer republican candidates in the race for the white house. which contenders dropped out after
investigation into royal caribbean after one of its ships sailed right into the path of a dangerous storm over the weekend. don champion reports, the luxury thousands of passengers on board, returned to its home port in new jersey last night following the nightmare trip. after a nightmare at sea...passengers of the "anthem of the seas" cruise ship are back on solid ground...sharing tales of a dream caribbean vacation gone wrong: (sot david link/ passenger) the wind was coming through the doors. we thought it would break the glass. we slept on the sofa because we didn't think we were going to make it (sot nat of cell phone video of waves) the 200-thousand ton liner set sail for the bahamas last weekend but got caught in a major winter storm in the atlantic. the vessel was battered by 30-foot waves and hurricane force winds. (sot dennis maher/ passenger) i was on deck eight, and i could see the water coming up to our balcony dennis maher (mar) was on the cruise with his
rooms captain navigated out (sot dennis maher/ and mom was okay. the bar, so that was champion cbs news bayonne, nj) royal caribbean officials say they're reviewing the company's storm-avoidance policies to ensure an incident like this never happens again. (sot bill baumgartner, svp of global marine operations for royal caribbean cruises ltd) we can't ask guests coming for a dream vacation to deal with those conditions some rattled passengers say they're done. (sot frank mchugh/ passenger) i'm not going to hold it against them i'm just never going to cruise again the coast guard will inspect the ship, before royal caribbean sails the ship out on its next voyage, this weekend. don champion cbs news bayonne, new jersey. the controversy over the ferguson, missouri protests is now heading to court. attorney general loretta lynch is taking ferguson, missouri to court after the city tried to modify a department of justice deal over how police and courts treat minorities. ferguson was the site of violent confrontations between protesters and police after a white officer killed unarmed teenager, michael brown, in august 2014. investigation into the
number of unfair practices the city employed against its citizens. over the past year, the two sides worked to form an agreement to bring the city back in line with the constitution, but the city rejected that agreement tuesday night. lorretta lynch/attorney general: "disappointment. disappointment that they chose litigation over a faster route that would bring constitutional policing to the police department and to the municipal court system." the justice department said in a statement
that the people of ferguson have waited decades for justice and should not be forced to wait any longer we're just getting word this morning at the oregon protestors are expected to turn themselves in to authorities. the fbi says it has surrounded the last of those armed protesters, who have been occupying a federal wildlife refuge in oregon since january 2nd. a spokesperson says agents tried to approach one of the protesters while he was riding an atv outside blockade barricades. after he returned to the refuge, the fbi placed agents at all of the barricades. the fbi says no shots have been fired and negotiations are
to be inside. weather continues today with highs only but leo it's really the wind that's making is feel much colder. gotyeah there windchill dangerous wind chills across erie because that national weather service does continue with the windchill advisories which includes the allegheny highlands mountains a west virginia right along interstate eighty one through the roanoke valley newer valley western northward and then even down along i 77 corder finding windchill advisories these aviaries we are finding single digit windchill negative single digits and negative teens wind chills in that feels like it's minus sixteen hot springs only two in roanoke feels a gets five and lynchburg minus three and blacksburg two with bill one in galax minus it and bluefield feels against only ten is you had outside this morning in the danville area we are finding a few snow showers a lot of that will dwindle over the next several hours and everyone should see mostly sunny skies as he is
you fitness forecast pry not the healthiest decision to had outside and run or go for walk what you are bundle up dress up and of course try to covers much exposed skin is you can sunrise this morning 714 sunset at five fifty five forecast model keeps is quiet today would've we have a clipper system and a coastal low they'll qaeda in around that will give us a chance for a few stray snow showers in around the region on friday especially back into the mountains a west virginia and then we have to wait till monday to see the potential the more significant winter weather event to had our way highs today upper twenties low thirties for the roanoke valley lynchburg center virginia would talking low to mid thirties ctr., virginia were talking low to mid 30s mostly sunny southern virginia mid 30s mostly sunny a few more clouds through the newer valley we are temperatures will be in the low to mid twenties up toward the highlands greenbrier valley west virginia you'll be in the teens and 20s with a mix of sun and clouds for you still been be blustery and cold throughout the day seven day planner friday stray snow showers again if you get a
coding here and there maybe as much is to three inches in the mountains saturday and sunday cold dangerously cold. both days and then a bigger winter weather event on monday would talking several inches of accumulating snow but unfortunately also been have to mix in maybe some sleet and some freezing rain will i got i are is are is are him and is an and already to go pharmacy chain walgreens for its effort to help put an end to the state's heroin and prescription drug abuse epidemic. walgreens announced yesterday it's installing medication disposal kiosks, and making naloxone available it its stores in virginia. naloxone is a life- saving overdose antidote. attorney general mark herring is now calling for more pharmacies to take advantage of a new state law that allows for naloxone to be distributed without a prescription. new hampshire voters spoke loud and clear during tuesday's primaries, and some republican presidential candidates got the message.
and chris christie dropped out yesterday after disappointing finishes in new hampshire. ohio governor john kasich finished second, and now becomes the leading candidate in the republican establishment crowd to take on trump and cruz. that also means he has a target on his back from the other mainstream hopefuls. gov. jeb bush/(r - fl): i'm a big kasich fan, but i think i'm a better candidate to take on hillary clinton." gov. john kasich/ (r - oh): everybody had counted me out. then all of a sudden i rise up. so then next week, they'll count me out again." donald trump told a packed arena in clemson that south carolina is next on his march to the gop presidential nomination. south carolina republicans go to the polls on february 20th. volkswagen is recalling 680- thousand vehicles in the united states because of airbag problems. the company says the vehicles hold driver's side airbags that may have defective inflators from takata. according to takata, the inflator may rupture and send metal fragments
through the airbag and hurt or kill the the recall includes several models made between 2006 and 2014. notify all owners of the affected vehicles about the recall. twitter is continuing its own. the social media million users in the last 3 months of 2015. that news caused twitter's stock to after-hours trading yesterday. at the end of last year, twitter had around 305-million active users. for comparison, facebook has 1- point-6 billion. even instagram surpassed twitter in september with 400-million users. twitter has been struggling to win over new users for some time. the company has been launching new products to try and address the issue. the town of bedford has lost one of its finest. allen huddleston was the last member of the bedford boys unit from world war two and he died yesterday morning. wdbj7 anchor melissa gaona takes a look at his life through the eyes of
"that's gone. gone. something we can't get back." on monday, robert key was sitting beside one of his best friends, allen huddleston. "i said, allen, you know i love you like a brother." he said, "i know." a couple days later, and at the age of 96, huddleston passed away in his sleep. when asked about his character, key was quick to respond. "do you know anything about southern gentlemen? yes. he was number one." huddleston was in the army national guard. he was assigned to the 116th infantry, 29th division and he was with company a, known as "the bedford boys". but just before d- day, huddleston broke his ankle during training and his unit stormed the beaches of normandy without him. "he said, robert, if i hadn't of gotten wounded two weeks before d-day, i would have died with the rest of those boys." so huddleston may not have been considered one of the orignial "bedford boys", but some made sure he wasn't forgotten. april cheek- messier/director "i
it was very important that we recognize that he was part of the bedford boys." the d-day memorial staff had this homage plaque made. on it, along with all the bedford boys names, you'll find his name allen huddleston. april cheek- messier/director "to have served with all of these men from his hometown and to rejoin that company and realize they were gone, it was devestating for him." "if you needed a photo developed and you lived in bedford, where did you go? allen huddleston." years later, huddleston became a photographer and opened up his own business in bedford. some knew him as a friend, others as a businessman. but all, especially the town of bedford, will remember him as the last connection to the bedford boys. melissa gaona, wdbj7 huddleston was living at the english meadows elks home campus in bedford and had several health problems. we want to thank him and all the bedford boys for the ultimate sacrifice. a community is coming together to help a young boy battling cancer, including emergency
something special. 4-year old max brown was diagnosed in january with acute lymphoblastic since his diagnosis his home town of galax has been sending cards and well wishes to max. family working in law enforcement or crew members decided to all shave their heads to max's uncle word brotherhood, police department, that's really what it is. i've had numerous calls and texts from people i don't even know from all over the country calling, texting, facebooking, just checking on the family. we have much more on max and the support he's getting on wdbj7 dot com. if you have to go outside today, make sure you put on some extra layers. also watch out for some slick spots on the roads. where those could be, in your i- hometown traffic report. the virginia museum of transportation will be busy in the coming months. we'll tell you about train lover's day
wdbj7 mornin' and win winner this morning is john race from bedford. you have won a pair of tickets to grandin theatre and a 5 dollar concession stand gift card . watch again tomorrow morning for another chance to win. dangerous wind chills this morning. mostly sunny today high 31. we're finding icy conditions throughout the new river valley this morning. the highways are clear, but even the main roads are slippery. tazewell county and bland county are in the worst shape right now. a bridge inspection on route 220 in botetourt county. in both directions near the bridge over catawba creek, which is just north of fincastle. that's going on from
4-30 this afternoon. workers are replacing a bridge this month in floyd county. harvestwood road will be closed until the 26-th. this is a live look at i-581 in roanoke from wdbj7's hotel traffic camera. we're not seeing any major problems so far this morning. it's already been an exciting morning at the virginia museum of transportation. we witnessed the 611 depart, a rare moment for the locomotive and they have a big event coming up. wdbj7's amanda kenney is at the museum to tell us more. good morning garrettt. the museum is gearing up for the 8th annual train lovers days. it was orginally scheduled for the weekend, but because of the inclimate weather it has been rescheduled to february 20th. walker nelms with the museum is with me. walker, what can you tell me about theeven this year?
celebrating the y class locomotive 2156 which is on loan to us from the transportation museum of st. louis. during the event, we will have diesel train rides by the roanoke chapter of the national railway historical society, model train displays and demonstrations by the roanoke valley model engineers club, locomotive science activities, yarn valentine's crafts, the yellow taxi will be open and there will be a yard sale of gift
merchandise. now we take a look at what's trending on facebook. ferguson, missouri is after the us justice announced a civil rights lawsuit against the city. -------- eli manning not peyton manning is trending. there's a video that's gone viral of the manning family celebrating peyton's fourth quarter touchdown drive. the whole family is elated except for eli, he literally has no expression. manning explained his reaction, by saying he was thinking about whether the broncos were going to go for 2 or not. and mars is trending. nasa has released a new 360- degree image of the red
here's a look at who's celebrating a birthday or wedding anniversary today. birthdays for 2/11 (thursday) brenda boyd - bassett - 67 gloria richardson - sandy level dayonna lewis - fairlawn - 6 patricia eldridge - danville - 65 tanasia lee - martinsville - 13 drake sheets - buena vista - 12 dylan gearheart - shawsville - 8 morgan seay - covington shekeem hairston - rocky mount - 27 silas phillips - wytheville - 5 kiyan crear - glasgow - 4 jack meade - elliston - 11 amanda tucker - roanoke - 35 lucas prillaman - bassett - 6 heather robertson - roanoke michael james - martinsville - 9 sarah griffin - woolwine - 18
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blacksburg arty finding some breaks in the clouds will continue see increasing sunshine out that way would've the current temperature fifteen degrees when west northwest at 15 was a feel like a whopping -1 is you had out please bundle of visibility not an issue just the windchill factor is the issue windchill factor a windchill advisory continues until ten a.m. still finding couple flurries here and there but overall things are training toward dryer conditions as we head through the day blustery and cold today high temperature upper 20s low 30s. most areas should end up mostly sunny we of a lot a cold air locked in place saturday and sunday but then the storm system on monday into tuesday one to three about keeps a little closer to our region now bring in slightly warmer air so little less no more in the way of wintry weather wintry mix i should say next computer model keeps a little farther to our south and east now to cold air for prolonged period time before see a transition to sleet freezing rain and maybe some pockets a plain old rain
possible before we see that mix and then by tuesday later tuesday all that should be exiting the area you forecast today across the roanoke valley upper twenties low thirties center virginia lynchburg loving stint appomattox low 30s mostly sunny southern virginia were in the mid to upper thirties up toward the highlands greenbrier valley west virginia will fine chili conditions through the newer valley southwest also finding that you see the overall picture their tonight increasing clouds single digits and teens and your seven day planner cold for the weekend and then the potential for more significant winter weather event on today's top stories: police are looking for a man who may be armed in roanoke county. the man is suspected of being the driver of a car that was chased by state police last night. the car crashed, flipped and caught on fire. the county says the vehicle was coming on route 220 when it near webb road. taken to the hospital. wdbj7-dot-com for
a pulaski county judge will now decide the outcome in ashley white's trial instead of a jury. opening arguments begin today and lawyers are prepared to call 23 witnesses to testify in the case. a judge agreed to change the trial location because about 60 percent of the potential jurors interviewed monday and tuesday knew about the case. but late tuesday night the judge and lawyers agreed to have a bench trial instead of a jury trial. lawmakers are calling for an investigation into royal caribbean after one of its ships sailed right into the path of a dangerous storm over the weekend. the luxury cruise liner, along with thousands of passengers on board, returned to its home port in bayonne, new jersey last night. the vessel was battered by 30-foot waves and hurricane force winds. the coast guard will inspect the ship, before royal caribbean sails the ship out on its next voyage, this weekend. missouri attorney general loretta lynch is taking the city of ferguson to court. that, after the city tried to modify a justice department deal over how police and courts treat
ferguson was the site of violent confrontations between protesters and police after an officer killed unarmed teenager, michael brown, in august 2014. investigation into brown's killing uncovered a number of unfair practices the city used against its citizens. over the past year, the two sides worked to form an agreement, but the city rejected that agreement tuesday night. new hampshire voters spoke loud and clear during tuesday's primaries, and some republican presidential candidates got the message. both carly fiorina and chris christie dropped out yesterday after disappointing finishes in new hampshire. ohio governor john kasich finished second, and now becomes the leading candidate in the republican establishment crowd to take on donald trump and ted cruz. the next primary is in south carolina