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they are attacking localized problems that affect fewer customers. patrick henry high school was closed today because of the power outage in the raleigh court neighborhood. so was woodrow wilson middle school. neighbors who lost their power early tuesday morning were thrilled to see the trucks arrive to begin making repairs. carol furlong/roanoke resident: i was so happy. i went over and i took their pictures and talked to them for a while and tried to get an estimated time for when it's coming back on. and what did they tell you? they wouldn't. he said you're not going to make a liar out of me. laughter. craig furlong-turner: it was really nice, i was happy, because i can finally get my phone charged now, once the power goes back on. we believe the power is back on there. and tonight we understand the power outages affecting the schools have been repaired. we're told that all roanoke city and roanoke county schools will start on time tomorrow. live in roanoke joe dashiell wdbj7.
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power spokesperson teresa hall. we know at the highest 45 thousand apco customers in virginia were without power. how many tonight are still without electricity? teresa hall/appalachian power spokesperson: around 5,000 customers are still without service in roanoke county and the city of roanoke. franklin county has about 1,000 customers without service. bedford, botetourt, campbell, and patrick counties each have fewer than 600 customers still without service. jean: we've noticed in some neighborhoods one house has power, the next does not. some people are wondering how is it power but i don't?
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expect service to be back on for customers? teresa: in most areas, including bedford, botetourt, campbell and patrick counties, we expect to have service restored by late tonight. in franklin and roanoke counties, including the city of roanoke, we expect customers to have power by late thursday night. in isolated instances, especially where damage is severe or access is difficult, restoration may extend beyond these estimates. jean: how many people are out there working? teresa: more than 650 workers are helping restore power, including around 500 line workers and support personnel and 150 tree contractors. thanks teresa hall, appalachian power spokesperson. new details about an early morning house fire in bedford county. investigators say it started in the garage from a heat lamp that was on to keep the owners cats warm. firefighters were
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road around 4:15 this morning. investigators say the fire caused an estimated 200- thousand dollars in damage. no one was injured. the red cross is helping the three people who lived there. weekendeverybody's on the move now that the weather started to clear up just a little bit interesting to fall the five eighty one quarter i got pretty full lots of folks on the linux files the moment too but that is all part of a quick moving little systems bringing a few florist mountains of west virginia i would get thirty four and with all right now thirty five and louisbourg and forty 44 at smith mountain lake next-day air to worry continue with those forties and then after that some improvements as you can see a few snow showers are shown up on the radar primarily in central west virginia bigger better new pennsylvania that's not to work its way our way but these will talk about eyes friday at fifty saturday sunday i like it six he agrees with you news firefighter recounts the moments he fell
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and found himself hanging upside down. it happened last week while fighting a fire. he spoke with wdbj7's amanda kenney about what saved his life. jean, chris, robert mauck treated last week's fire call just like any other. he said he went through all the normal precautions, but couldn't avoid falling. now, he's crediting his training for saving his life. (inaudible) mayday! mayday! mayday! it's a call you never want to hear. active mayday on the fire ground, a firefighter fallen through the floor. but it happened to one roanoke county firefighter last week while. robert mauck :i fell through the second floor, through the first floor, and ended up hanging upside down from the basement ceiling. randy spence: hearing it, for me, when i heard it it was very sickening feeling, because you know what's going on and you know the potential while the potential was there, fireffighter robert mauck walked away without serious injury. my mind never really had time to think. i
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on just the training that we're given and the training truly paid off in this instance. mauck says he knew exactly what to do. first, check his air pack and mask then activate his emergency device but he couldn't reach it. so next, he got on his radio. i've fallen through the floor, i'm in the basement, i'm okay i could not see any fire, i didn't feel any fire coming down on me and i decided the best thing for me to do at that point was to get my own self out minutes later the rapid intervention crew came to his rescue. mauck says he got out alive, because of training. by no means do i know everything, i have a firm belief that the day that i stop training should be the last day that i'm on the job, because i'm going to hurt myself or someone else and the training will continue for all these firefighers. we'll look at that, what went right, what was in order, what we can improve on. you can always improve on everything looking back, mauck says he feels humbled. humbling in the aspect that it works,
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has paid off the mayday has been canceled for operations, the firefighter delcaring the mayday and the ric team are out of the building. mauck has been fighting fires since 2003. but there's a chance that could have been his last one. jean, muack has been promoted to a deputy fire marshal with roanoke county. his first day is february 29th. now at six - an update on the adam ward memorial scholarship. proceeds from the "salem strong" t- shirts have raised more than 5 thousand dollars for the fund. grant smythers, who is the driving force behind the shirts, presented the check to the salem educational foundation scholarship in adam's name. smythers is also one of adam's former teachers at salem high school. the total amount for the scholarship is near 80 thousand dollars. you can find information about how to donate to the scholarship on our website.
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of wdbj7's alison parker. the for alison foundation is setup in her honor in the performing and visual arts. you can find more information about that at for-alison- dot-org. the boys and girls club in danville will soon have a new gym floor thanks for the danville lions club. that organization along with the danville community foundation announced a large capital improvement grant to repair the gym and the roof. the community foundation says working with donors to be able to help area youth makes it all worth while. debra dodson, the community foundation of the dan river region, executive director , "who are all trying to pull their resources to give back. to help this community get stronger. and not just for this generation but for generations and generations." the danville community foundation provides 43 different scholarships opportunities students yearly . in 2016-2017, a new scholarship will be aviable for students going into the health field. for more information go to wdbj7 dot com new at six - how a new grant
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businesses in the downtown area. plus the wait is business getting ready to open in
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store unique. storefronts in downtown bedford are getting a boost from leaders in richmond. bedford officials just found out yesterday they'll be getting 20- thousand dollars from the virginia main street program. wdbj7's tim saunders is live in our lynchburg bedford newsroom. tim, how will the money be used? it will be put toward a loan program, chris.
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new incentives for entrepreneurs to locate in the heart of town. once the commercial center of bedford, many storefronts along main and bridge streets now sit empty. jim messier/business owner: "it's been a little discouraging." says jim messier, who owns one of the town's oldest and most established businesses. he's also the board president of bedford main street, an organization that's trying to attract new merchants to the downtown area. messier: "we have a lot of programs and projects now that are geared toward getting business people and entrepreneurs educated on how to do business." those projects are getting funding from the state. the virginia main street program is giving bedford 20- thousand dollars. bedford main street will use the money to offer zero-interest loans to people who want to operate or expand a business downtown. charles kolakowski/town manager: "we're hoping it will encourage property owners and business owners to invest in their businesses and properties." matching amounts will come from the town and county,
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the program to around 40-thousand. bedford main street board members, most of which own businesses themselves, hope the effort will go a long way toward making their town a destination. linda kuczmarski/business owner: "we can fill bedford up again and have a nice town, where people can come here, park their cars, and stay for the day." messier: "ultimately what we're looking for is a downtown with 100 percent capacity, beautiful buildings, and thousands of people coming to shop." bedford isn't the only town getting money. virginia main street awarded grants totaling 150- thousand dollars yesterday to 10 different communities. altavista is getting 10-thousand to renovate some of its buildings. live in the lynchburg bedford newsroom, tim saunders, wdbj7. downtown roanoke is getting another store to bring in shoppers. shabby love opens this saturday and sits on market street. it's restoration hardware meets the farm but everything here is one-of-a-kind. many of the items you see are older pieces that people no longer wanted.
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kappes and her team give them some tlc and bring them back to life. what attracted her to roanoke is its legacy. hanna kappes/owner "when we open stores, we want old, historical buildings because it goes with what we do and we heard that this space was available and we're right next to sam's downtown and they've been in business for 95 years we heard it was going to be available because we jumped on it. this is the third store for the brand. you can also shop online. sunny skies and a trend for warmer weather. it all comes together this weekend. here is a look at the highs, lows and precipitation at the regional airports. we are back with the complete first alert forecast after this
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dayswill you have ears like this today funny clouds drifting through lobos guy from time to time haven't seen much in the way liquid precipitation today we don't think that we will there's a chance you could be a few flurries in the air but not much more than that a roman catholic rainouts forty one degrees dewpoint temperatures are in the upper twenties winds 20s. windsor light and out of the last arctic wind gusts today running twenty one
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and across the region so can you mcgrane share from twenty nine to forty nine we go from ingles field to the danville airport forty two down martinsville thirty six in blacksburg and thirty degrees in bluefield some of those locations are prime for maybe a little black ice in the morning but i want to talk about spring is is is more fun saturday and sunday the temperatures are warming up in a big way we are we're looking good in the lower 60s chicago in the mid forties then back toward the midwest were looking at sixties and seventies so all in all if you're making other plans of acumen well please with how comfortable it is outside looking in the satellite and radar together news as a few flurries we were talking about bigger concentration appeared pennsylvania new york once again lake effect snow thing going on there you wind up to viewing your seen something pretty impressive and that is there's not much active weather back here so we can enjoy that that's the sort of wind flow will be dealing with the west it's a primarily it can be pretty quiet twenty two overnighted ingles field twenty six and married twenty
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that aware without the smelting and there are a couple places when you drive along rhodopsin is just where the melt has been running across the road that's the kind of stuff in refreeze judges know your local area no are you a little bit more careful giving a minded to thursday were not quite in the warm sector yeah but were trending toward it is a cold air starting to retreat just a little bit more would go from the sixties in memphis to the 40s in chicago were not that far away and getting much much warmer in the region our forecast model through the day thursday shows us a clearing conditions with little the cloudiness in west virginia giving way to mainly sunny skies will continue to keep that sunny forecast going for friday as well and for saturday and sunday were looking at the forecast for thursday to be mostly sunny forty six in roanoke forty nine and danville and forty three and galax we are keeping an eye out for next week this is a talker hoaxes or another storm on the way it's pretty far out there as indications that might be low-pressure center forming and it looks
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early thoughts it would be maybe a rain snow mix of this point is won't be as cold as it was for the last storm that we had. thursday friday saturday hard to beat that in the seven planets as our numbers are increasingly warm each day overnight a little warmer as well right now sunday and monday not too bad trending toward ludovic lowndes and again on tuesday wednesday were getting a little bit closer to the wintry mix that could be here but a lot of things could happen between now and then so let's not concentrate on that let's focus on the next seventy two hours as for a busy night in local college hoops and if you're headed to the daytona 500 this weekend in the sunshine state, chances are the world center of racing looks quite a bit different than it did the last time you were there thanks to a facelift over the past two and a half years. we'll take a quick tour ahead of the great american race. coming up tomorrow, in our early years segment to
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tooth decay is for we'll also be live at the taubman museum of art. we'll show you a
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there or be square. the history of the daytona international speedway is undeniable, but the
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future with a 400 million dollar renovation project over the last two and a half years. the first motorsports stadium will be on display sunday in the daytona 500. the track eliminated 40 thousand backstretch seats and replaced more than 101 thousand seats on the frontstretch with new wider, more comfortable ones with nearly perfect sight lines. getting into the facility is easier with more than 40 escalators at 5 different injectors, a fancy word for oversized gates. appropriately for nascar, each injector is sponsored and leads to a huge concourse with interactive breezeways. there is wifi throughout along with 14 hundred hd tv monitors that span the stands, which are nearly a mile long. joie chitwood/ daytona international speedway president: that marquee sign and that facade isb and you drive down and see the daytona international speedway now, i your breath and that's what we want you to be you see us. we've done something no e else has ever done. we created a
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stadium and right now it's that impression that we give you when you first arrive that you're here at something special. now i think we live up to that brand of being the world center of racing. the track doesn't look all that different from a driver's perspective but the stars of the sport have given the finished product rave reviews. carl edwards/25 career wins: flying in on the cessna, and looking at the grandstands, it's just massive. it's really neat. i've heard a lot of people, fans and folks from central missouri where i'm from, they're coming down here just because they're excited about daytona rising. i even heard a guy, a self proclaimed, grizzled veteran reporter who said he was pumped because it was so neat up there so really cool. clint bowyer/8 career wins: it's something special. it's above and beyond anything i could ever expect at a racetrack over the years. i've been to super bowl games and football games and there's nothing like that. it's over the top. jamie mcmurray/2010 daytona 500 champ: it's unlike anything i've ever been to, whether it's a football or baseball stadium. it's just the next level of just amazing. and it's so hard to
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great it is right here without coming here and experiencing it and getting to see it all in person, it's just really hard to explain but anyone who comes here i think, will be blown away. we've got some good college hoops match-ups tonight, starting with lynchburg college and roanoke college playing for what could be the second-seed in next week's odac tournament. this is the second-to-last game of the regular season for both the hornets and the maroons, who are meeting for the first time this season. roanoke is 11 and 3 in conference play while lynchburg is 10 and 4 in the in the acc tonight, the road at 11th- won the last 4 meetings with the hokies. also tonight, duke- carolina in the tobacco road rivalry.
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weather anytime, turn to our webpage at and be sure to follow us on facebook and twitter for weather headlines and more at wdbj7weather. thank you for choosing your hometown news leader, wdbj7. >> pelley: the battle lines of privacy are drawn. apple refuses a court order to hack the phone of the san bernardino terrorists. also tonight, criminal hackers have seized a hospital's computer system, and they're holding it for ransom. trump talks up torture to fight terror.
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>> pelley: and a veteran who saw so much death get the gift of life. >> probably the best wake-up call in the history of wake-up calls. >> pelley: so why won't the v.a. pay for the treatment? captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: the war on terror and the right to privacy have collided tonight. the f.b.i. got a court order requiring apple to help investigators hack the iphone of one of the terrorists behind the san bernardino massacre. but the head of apple is refusing the order. with more on this, we have jeff jeff. >> reporter: scott, tonight, a top industry official tells cbs news that apple could theoretically write software to comply with the judge's order, though it has never been done before. but apple says it is ready to appeal this ruling and take the fight all the way to the supreme court.


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