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marco rubio is hoping campaign stops in virginia can give him the push he needs on super tuesday. wdbj7's christian heilman was at the rally at roanoke college last night and has more about the event. these are the kind of days everyone wants to be back in college. it's also one patrick stone probably won't forget. patrick stone, coming to hear rubio 00594014 it's a great opportunity. it's not something that happens that often where a presidential candidate comes to you, you know? 00594621 this is the first time a major presidential candidate ever visited the college. cullen truett doesn't agree with rubio, but wants to hear what he thinks. cullen truett, coming to hear rubio 00495423 "it's about doing your civic duty to be an informed citizen. everybody bases their support on what they get on
don't actually have the evidence of what that candidate said to back it up." nats cheering rubio didn't waste any time before attacking frontrunner donald trump. marco rubio "this matters because wha's at stake here is the future of the conservative moveemnt. we cant turn over the conservative movement to a con artist." the latest cbs news poll puts rubio 13 points behind trump in virginia. in the last hours before super tuesday, rubio wants his message of change to change voters minds. marco rubio "the american dream is in a lot of trouble and it will continue be in a lot of touble if we lose this election." it appears it may have worked for some in the crowd. deborah goodwian "i was looking for a conservative with strong values. i found him. i enjoyed it." christian heilman, wdbj7 our political analysts say rubio needs to start winning some states, in order to have a shot at the republican nomination. super tuesday is the first opportunity
denton says rubio's stump speech was quite good. bob denton, political analyst 07193620 -07194606 "we certainly see that in some ways trumps attacks are more vicious than rubio's, but he did it tonight with alot of humor. he says i'm going to have fun with this. he said that several times." harry wilson, wdbj7 senior political analyst 07232212 a lot of people never see is that he actually did talk about issues and at the end he talked about his story and the family story and i think that's really the strength of the rubio message. 07233004 wdbj7 senior political analyst harry wilson says rubio is in a fight with ted cruz to see who can survive the longest in the race. donald trump will be speaking at radford university later today. wdbj7 political analyst bob denton says it's not surprising trump picked this part of the state. he says central and southwest virginia are strong republican areas. bob denton, political analyst 07200620 it's going to be a spectacle. it's going to be donald trump. whatever he wants to say. he has somewhat of a stump speech but he's going to excite the crowd as a spectacle and of course he hopes to get the headlines. 07201713 donald trump will be visiting radford university later this morning. the event starts at noon, and doord
wdjb7 will be at today's event and we will live stream it on wdbj7.com democratic candidate hillary clinton is also in virginia today. she will make stops in northern virginia and hampton roads. ((cold toss to brent)) youdoing looking beautiful today and tomorrow you get to a couple hours of perhaps some showers just didn't zone location got a we disturbance is a front it's moving through tracker bring the cooler air but it is bring some lighter rain across virginia and then again it's can a sneak in this morning of the next few hours some be surprised to have some rain falling not everybody will get wet were expecting it to fall apart as it moves from west the east but this morning closing in on fifty eight degrees and the and during the afternoon we are expecting a very very warm day with high
mid- and upper fifties to low sixties and will cool off into the forties later on tonight they here's the rain as a moves through again it falls apart some snow showers in lorries and that amount locations later on tonight looking ahead to tuesday starting out dry and sunny 60s for highs in the will bring some mountain lake in the day tuesday night into early wednesday morning this line of some showers moves through and will have another dry on the dry the dry day for thursday before our next chance of some inclement weather moves in will take a be some rain or could be some snow that would be early friday morning but a beautiful day on the way want to get some of these clouds and showers out this morning eyes it sixty three and bedford almost sixty eight degrees and south boston sixty seven in danville little cooler heading toward the west but still comfortable upper fifties to low sixties with that chance of early morning showers in the allegheny highlands and the new river valley and in will to get rid of that will notice clearing skies to the afternoon it's a had of this next seven days
last forever in fact it skinny get back warm in winter, very quickly by the middle part of the week will get into the fifties with those temperatures dropping and in early friday why the watch for some morning rain and snow mix could be all snow the gets cold enough but right now does look like a big storm is coming one of those nuisance steps i you him you i you him yo accident last fall has died after being hospitalized for months. ivy adkins died saturday afternoon. her family reported the news on a social media page that was set up after her accident. adkins and her cousin, natalie matthews, were badly injured in october when the car they were riding in crashed in the lake vista neighborhood of forest. investigators say they were riding with christian riddle, who was driving a stolen car. he's facing criminal charges related to the accident. a grand jury is scheduled to take up his case on tuesday. a virginia teen is facing charges for supposedly threatening her school through social media, using emojis
emoji symbols are used on mobile devices and sometimes take the place of words. the washington post reports the middle school student posted the message on instagram back in december. the post also included the words "kill" and "meet me in the library tuesday." according to a search warrant, the girl acknowledged she put up the post under another student's name. she's charged with threatening the school and computer harassment. tomorrow is the last day for candidates to file as independents in the race for roanoke's next mayor. so far, no one has announced a challenge to now democratic nominee and current councilman sherman lea. the reverend and consultant beat doctor david trinkle in the democratic primary. with no other candidates challenging him, he could run unapposed. yesterday on wdbj7 sunday morning, anchor chris hurst asked lea if that was good for voters. chris hurst: do you wish there was more competition in the process, more voices out there through may? through the election? sherman lea, candidate for roanoke mayor: well i feel like there are voices out there anyway. i feel like there have been
on city council, i think most people know the things that i stand for and have done. we going forward regardless of who the other candidate may be. lea said he was happy to have trinkle's endorsement after the primary and despite long wait times, he was happy to see such a large turnout. community activist martin jeffrey has been considering a run as an independent but as of now he has not declared. we want to make sure your monday morning communte is a smooth one. we'll have your i- hometown traffic report, after the break. ladies, today is your day to get down on one knee. it's a leap day tradition you'll
for. flooding is a problem on one giles county road. you can't drive on bear springs road from kirk cemetery road to eggleston road. the valley view interchange project will likely cause one northbound lane of i-581 will close near the mall exit at eight and a second lane will close at 10. the mall exit will be blocked from midnight to two tomorrow morning. bridge work could slow you down on route 58 in pittsylvania county. the eastbound right lane is closed near pounds road until saint patrick's day. we're taking a live look at i-81 in christiansburg from a virginia department of transportation camera. traffic is moving right along there and most places this
on your calendar just yet. it's leap day wdbj7's new morning reporter neesey payne has been teaching us about leap day this morning. good morning, neesey. good morning. leap day was put in place to keep our calendar running smoothly. but there's more to it than just that. here's some fun facts you might not know about. take a look. there are a lot of traditions and superstitions that come along with leap day. like the old irish legend that st. brigid complained to st. patrick about women men to propose the two struck a deal. so ladies, if you liked wanted to put a ring on it, february 29th was your day to pop the big question. and if your man refused, he was fined! take that for saying no! some big moments in history also day. in 1692, the first arrests were made in the salem witch trials. in 1940, hattie mcdaniel became
honored with an oscar. she won the best supporting actress award for her role as mammy in the classic movie "gone with the wind." and fast forward to 1972. hank aaron signed a recrod- breaking three-year contract with the atlanta braves. aaron would be paid 200-thousand dollars per year under the contract -- making him the highest paid major league baseball player at that time. now, the odds of being born on leap day are 1 in 1,461. but if you're lucky enough to have come into this world on february 29th, you also share a birthday with a few names you might know, like motivational speaker tony robbins, singer dinah shore, and rapper ja rule. since leap day only comes around about every four years, the questions is, should you celebrate your birthday on february 28th or march 1st? the answer: it's all up to you. a lot of really neat
get in appomattox county we got us are moving photos sent to us i this is twelve-year-old sarah holds assess sitting in a broken chair there pretty much on the ground and no looking at the home that cell was lost her family home soaks to so many pictures come in from out of that area that the good news is in all of this is that they are able to begin the cleanup in the weather is been cooperating with that over the weekend and a couple more days of warm temperatures to before start to get some chile numbers back in here we do have a cold front that's moving through right now that a bring some scattered showers were really not drop the temperatures all that much finding some heavier pockets of rain across parts of west virginia those again the sneak into the allegheny highlands over the next few hours but again not everybody gets wet some of this will fall apart as a moves through a mild start to your day now fifty six and roanoke fifty in danville where forty seven in lynchburg forty seven degrees and hot springs but it has been very, very windy those gusts up to 40 mi./h at times across hot springs very breezy
thirty mile-per-hour wind gusts there and bluefield now we can tell you that the winds will start to relax later on today once that system moves through here once the rain chances drop-off and of by mid to late morning will start to clear out later on in the afternoon that's warm-up the low sixties the beautiful day in store for us and in once a look ahead to the seventy forecast sue got one more warm day tomorrow and will start to cool things down on wednesday with temperatures dropping into the 50s through the day the next shower chance coming when it comes to exploring your hometown, sometimes you have to challenge yourself. during the winter time it can be hard to get outside but there are definite advantages. in this week's your hometown, we tell you why winter camping is a good thing and how to make it a successful trip. i'm going to interject an idea here--winter camping. it may seem crazy but there's a lot of people that take advantage of it. my favorite part about camping in the winter is the....the lack of
campsites is the biggest. not many people go winter camping around here. the other would be the lack of bugs, spiders, arachnids, snakes and all those creepy crawling things i'm sold. pat metheny from backcountry ski and sport says there's three keys to a good winter overnight backpacking trip. first, you have to have the right gear. keeping your feet warm and dry is huge. it's probably the most imporant. i think marino wool socks does the best job of keeping your foot warm and it tends to get a little bit wet it wicks moisture off your feet remember cotton is your enemy. bring long johns and don't forget a hat--one to hike with and a dry one to sleep with. with winter camping you only have a limited amount of daylight number 2, you need to have good shelter. here in southwest virginia a good 2 or 3 season tent will do. this time of year you're going to have the rain fly on. it tends to add a little bit of insulation. then there's staying warm at night and when it's wet and cold that can be hard but it's not impossible.
sleeping bag in the world, without a ground pad you're still going to end up being cold at night. i'll wake up cold if i roll of my sleeping bag at night. you feel like you rolled on to a cold bed of ice. a little bit of insulation pad goes a long way. last but not least you have to stay hydrated. your body just works better when you're hydrated. your muscles works better, your brain works better. you make better decisions throughout the day. so this winter not only go on a hike but stay out there for a night. less people, less bugs and less heat equals seeing more of your hometown. it looks wet and damp and it really was on that day so maybe pick your spots when you're looking to go over night. but the weather doesn't wait on your weekend so sometimes you just have to go but kim, it is amazing how when you go out this time of year that there really isn't a lot of people out.
better. katie's place is a non-profit organization that teaches life skills to adults with these disabilities. from preparing meals and learning how to use every day appliances to enjoying each others' company, katie's place strives to make life normal. wdbj7 anchor nadia singh tells us why parents are grateful for the program. christy paderick/katie's place "we are a non-profit day support program." that allows young adults like eva, shannon and tyler the opportunity to learn and grow. lisa crowder/parent "it gives them a place. it gives them a place in the community, it helps them to integrate out into the community and they make friends, they have a life, just like you and i do." lisa crowder and her shannon love coming to katie's place. lisa crowder/parent
he's here. i'm happy that there's an opportunity like this in the community for everyone." katie's place leaders say they're striving to help those with developmental disabilities lead fulfilling lives. christy paderick/katie's place "each individual is just like you and i" christy paderick/katie's place "you don't see the disability, you see the person so that's why we're here to provide services for them." and teaching them things many take for granted. christy paderick/katie's place " life skills, social skills, relationship skills, activities of daily living." which gives moms like lisa peace of mind. lisa crowder/parent "we're getting older as parents and we realize we may not always be here so it's comforting to know that they have a place where they can come." right now, northern roanoke baptist church is where katie's place calls home. "there's limited programs for people with disabilities so that's why katie's place is here."
and laughter to everyone it touches nadia singh, wdbj7. people born on leap day don't always get to celebrate their real birthdays. we'll meet a man who's celebrating a major milestone today. and if you're a fan of monarch butterflys, we have some good news for you, after the break. i'm hillary clinton and i approve this message. her life's work has been about breaking barriers.
for most people, birthdays happen every year, but that's not the case for people born today. february 29th it onto our calendars. 180-thousand people in the us who were born on this day. one of them is 84- year-old paul knebels he was born in 1932, but today technically marks his 21st birthday. so his family and friends threw his a surprise party this weekend to celebrate. there's some good news for the monarch butterfly population. there are more butterflys this season! that's according to the mexico national commission of protected natural areas. when compared to last year's numbers of migrating
population has gone up by 255-percent. conservationists say it's good news, but that monarchs are still at risk as their migration continues. bed early, we've got the big winners from last night's academy awards. plus, why oscars host chris rock is also winning rave reviews. five ku klux klan members who went to jail after a fight at a california rally are now free. why seven are still behind bars. plus, we'll tell you what you should be buying at the grocery store. in this week's healthy living, how a nutritionist says we can do a better of job of keeping those new year's resolutions. (donkey sound) (elephant sound) there's a big difference
shadow on the event. the film that shined a spotlight on victims of the catholic priest sex abuse scandal won for best picture at the 88th academy awards show. 01:18 pope francis, it's time to protect the children and restore the faith." action film mad max fury road was the most honored film of the nightwalking about with 6 production awards. (sot: lesley vanderwalt/"mad max fury road") "you can pop the corks at home, we're bringing home gold." the revenant won for best directing and it's starleonardo dicaprio won best actor for his role as the vengeful frontiersman. it was his 5th nomination but his first win. (sot: leonardo dicaprio/best actor/"the revenant") 11:57:14 "let us not take this planet for granted. i do not take this night for granted." (nat - oh wow!) brie larson won best actress for her role as an abducted mother in "room." chris rock hosted the nighthis opening monologue all about the all-white nominees. 20:34:06 "otherwise known as the white people's choice award." the comedian beat the diversity drum every chance he got.
the academy echoed his sentiment. (sot: cheryl boone isaacs/ampas president ) 22:53:28 "our audiences are global and rich in diversity and every facet of our industry should be as well." (standup bridge: chris martinez/cbs news/hollywood) (pipe 5/09:04:40) even here on the red carpet, where oscar night fashion is usually the biggest topic of discussion, diversity was front and center. (sot: whoppi goldberg/actress) 22:00:59 "i'm here because to disappear and truly make it oscar so white is stupid to me." the night also included visits from r2d2, bb8 and vice president joe biden, who joined lady gaga for a special presentation aimed at combatting sexual violence. chris martinez, cbs news, hollywood. while some actors celebrated big wins last night, protesters held a rally over the lack of diversity at the oscars. reverend al sharpton led the protest . the movement, dubbed "oscars so white" is trying to shine light on the fact that all the acting nominees were white for the second year in a row. some people say the awards show reflects a problem with diversity within the whole entertainment industry.
candidates are pushing to claim the 15-hundred delegates that are up for grabs. republican front- runner donald trump faces criticism after he refused to condemn an endorsement from former k-k-k leader david duke. jt: i'm just talking about david duke and the kkk. dt: i don't know. i don't know david duke. i don't believe i've ever met him. and i just don't know anything about him. other republican presidential candidates slammed trump for supporting candidates slammed trump for supporting white supremacy. even hillary clinton attacked him for allowing the endorsement. meanwhile, bernie sanders is falling behind clinton in major states georgia, virginia and texas. he admits that he completely lost the vote from older african americans in south carolina. ((cold toss
virginia and west virginia border counties this morning may need that umbrella here some of the arrival times all step out away paris per around 645 a with bill rent 702 that rain holds together is you get close to blacksburg at seven fifteen seven seventeen or so there so again most areas are not getting a whole lot a rain but lighter showers over the next couple hours and then it clears out that beautiful sunny day during the afternoon it's i temperatures top out in the low to mid sixties once again today get little the warmer tomorrow overnight lows argun a fall into the upper thirties tonight know will be breezy for good portion of the day the winds will relax tonight now allow us to cool off considerably so here's the seventy forecastle point out a couple things one that chance of some showers late tuesday night into early wednesday that's really get a start to cool temperatures down. so
wednesday going down to about fifty degrees and rona point out on friday to got a low-pressure system that may develop a ride along these upper-level winds the storm track is can a be sliding just of the south of us and we will have some cold air place of his a lot of uncertainties with this how much cold air is in place for this thing so we may have a quick moving system the could bring some light snow accumulation and even some rain with that as well so just depends on how much cold air place and exact track of this soaks if you have some plans early friday morning just keep that in the back your mind aside from that the biggest trend will be cooler temperatures so get rid of rid of the spring like weather in your back to winter or a couple more days sale on that last of the a long-range models have those warming up considerably through the month of march so it may just can a skip the rest of discuss get the rest of winter. notice. the spring and him and him youhool, before killing himself. media reports say
children suffered life-threatening injuries, but two were seriously hurt in today's attack. police aren't offering any other details, but say the case is under investigation. family and friends are mourning the death of officer ashley guindon after she was shot on her first day on patrol. brian webb explains that an army staff sergeant is now facing murder charges for the crime. nats (vigil bagpipes) bagpipes, candles and prayers were part of a memorial for officer ashley guindon killed on her first day on patrol with the prince william county police department in virginia. sot chief steve hudson "we will move on in honor ashley it would be a discredit to her to do anything less." nats of scanner 00;00;46;16 "one officer down. i don't know where the suspect is." guindon and two other officers were responding to a domestic dispute saturday night, about 30 miles outside of washington dc.
year old ronald hamilton, an active duty army staff sergeant assigned to the pentagon. they say he shot and killed his wife then opened fire on police. sot sharon zimplemann/ neighbor it was very scary. i heard the shots, like 4 to 5 shots back to back. yellow tape roped off the crime scene sunday. residents paid their respects at the hospital where the officers are recovering. betsy to have this happen over something stupid is so sad. guindon, a 6 year marine corp reservist was sworn in friday. this picture was posted to the department's twitter page welcoming her and another officer with the words, "be safe". brian webb for cbs news. five ku klux klan members who were arrested following a fight at a rally have been released from custody. we want to warn you, this video may be hard to watch. police say evidence shows they acted in self-defense. the fight broke out in california last
phsyically attacked the group. there are seven people still in custody who were seen brutally hitting the klansmen with wooden posts. (sgt. daron wyatt/anaheim pd) "it's important to remember that the klans message as reprehensible as many people feel it is is protected under the first amendment and we can get in the middle and stop them from doing that." (robert lara/witness) "to me it's just old. we are at a different time in the world...we got to be moving forward and this is not helping, you know?" the kkk defended themselves against the attack, and one protester was stabbed with the pointed end of a flag pole as a result. now that we're about to close out the month of february, it's time to take stock of how well we're keeping those new year's healthy eating resolutions. nutritionist don mankie is here with us for this week's healthy living
for more good nutrition tips, we'll put up some helpful links for you on our website, wdbj7- dot-com. just click on this story. flooding is still a problem in parts of giles county. everything else you need to watch out for on your mornig commute, in your i- hometown traffic report. here at the science museum of western virginia there's a new exhibit that mixes
flooding is a problem on one giles county road. you can't drive on bear springs road from kirk cemetery road to eggleston road. the valley view interchange project will likely cause congestion tonight. one northbound lane of i-581 will close near the mall exit at eight and a second lane will close at 10. the mall exit will be blocked from midnight to two tomorrow morning. construction could slow you down in tazewell county. big branch road is closed in both directions near falls mill road. it's expected to re- open next week. this is a live look at route 220 in martinsville from a virginia department
we're not seeing any accidents or major issues so far this morning. sometimes learning about science means getting your hands a little dirty. wdbj7's neesey payne has a look at one of the newest exhibits at the science museum of western virginia. that's right. derek kellogg is back with us again this morning. derek, explain to us what this is? derek kellogg: this is what we call an augmented reality sandbox. it uses a computer and a projector to braodcast a topographic map onto the peaks and valleys of an ordinary sandbox. the computer responds to the changes you make. when you move the sand around, it maps your new landscapes. neesey payne: how do topographic maps work? derek kellogg: topographic maps use different colors to show the elevation and contour of the land. the closer the colors are to each other, the steeper the
are these types of slope. neesey payne: how are these types of maps used? derek kellogg: scientists use topographic maps to localte drill sites for wells, to look for fault lines, and to find potential fossil sites. derek, thanks for joining us this potential fossil sites. derek, thanks for joining us this morning. so whether you have kids or if you're a big kid at heart like me, this is something the whole family can
it's time to take a look at what's trending on facebbok. the academy awards were last night, and it's taking up a lot of the social media talking space. spotlight won best picture, brie larson won best actress and the big short won best adapted screenplay. -------- nasa astronaught scott kelly is making his way back home from being in space for a year. -------- and the total solar eclipse is a big talker. it's expected to take place between march 8th and march 9th over the pacific ocean. birthdays for 2/29/16 (monday)
areevery once in a while one of those videos comes in that just wow is you and others a person not ht seem to but like this you guy get out were windsor can of those dust devils in the summer twenty get them anytime but in the summertime a lot of times a look at pickup some of leads and us what were they move over water the get waterspouts in this is a fairweather waterspout not clown the sky on saturday i'd there was a was out fishing wise is this thing goes on lanigan see picking up the leaves right there that's a luba jumping leaves thicken them up the wife's this but right near the winds get a pickup the boat fossett in the water there me these are little tiny tornadoes not even really a terrible wind at all but think you'll thirty forty fifty mile-per-hour wind gusts with these and is a goes back of
love that video very interesting in the always love showing how weather operates in the atmosphere even on these weird days gets weather features forty three mile-per-hour gust now and hot springs as this front is moving through we have the gusty winds expected through about early to midafternoon end of the showers right now are ride along the virginia west virginia border counties hot springs in covington some light rain there moving along the interstate sixty four quarter also to traveling the botta todd over towards covington clifton forge unified some rain for sixty in the giles county over the bluefield get have some rain this morning to and some of that will fall apart as a moves along the i eighty one quarter or so got some spotty showers in the forecast then afternoon sunshine i temperatures climbing into the upper fifties to low sixties should be beautiful afternoon once we get those rain showers adding here and him tonight the clouds will rollback in a mild night with temperatures running in the and low 30s to upper thirties. chilly start to the day tomorrow but notice
sixty four degrees tomorrow another front moves through early wednesday that a bring us a chance of some rain in and drop the temperatures big-time toward the end of the week thursdays highs only at fifty in wariness see forties for highs it 50 and wariness see 40s for highs on saturday and of friday rollout some wintry mix early friday republican candidate marco rubio made a campaign stop at roanoke college in salem last night. this is the first time a major presidential candidate has visited the college. he told thousands of students and community members why people should vote for him. the latest cbs news poll puts rubio 13 points behind trump in virginia. donald trump will be visiting radford university later this morning. the event starts at noon, and doord open at 10 a.m. wdjb7 will be at today's event and we will live stream it on wdbj7.com the 88th academy awards have been handed out and the big winners of the
mad max. spotlight got the award for best picture. mad max fury road was the most honored film of the night, walking away with six production awards. the revenant won for best director and best actor, with leonardo dicaprio getting his first win. but a lot of the attention was on diversity as host chris rock talked about the all-white nominee list every chance he got. the night also included visits from r2d2, bb8 and vice president joe biden, who joined lady gaga for a special presentation aimed at combatting sexual violence. family and friends are mourning the death of officer ashley guindon after she was shot on her first day on patrol. she was an officer with the prince william county police department in virginia. she and two other officers were responding to a domestic dispute on saturday when she was shot. police arrested 32 year old ronald hamilton, an active duty army staff sergeant assigned to the pentagon. they say he shot and killed his wife then opened fire on police. residents also paid their respects at the
recovering. guindon, a 6 year marine corp reservist was sworn in friday. we're finally learning more about why an american university of virginia student has been detained in north korea since january. otto warmbier was arrested in pyongyang for "perpetrating a hostile act against north korea" under the manipulation of the u-s government. the 21-year-old has addressed the media and apologized for the alleged crime. he had apparently stolen a political slogan from a staff- only section of the hotel where he
donald trump and marco rubio attack each other for the way they look. on this leap day meeting the oldest leaping lady. we begin this morning with a look at today's "eye opener." your world in 90 seconds. i thank you all for this amazing award. let us not take this planet for granted. i do not take tonight for granted. thank you so much. >> diversity takes center stage at the oscars. >> it's the 88th academy awards, which means this whole no black nominee thing has happened at least 71 other times. >> we are going to win so big. you know, we are leading in every single state? >> is he unstoppable? >> there is no doubt that if donald steamrolls through super tuesday and wins everywhere with big margins that he may well be unstoppable. >> have you seen his hands? they are like this. you know what they say about men