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tha for choosing good day virginia. it's wednesday february third. i'm january keaton. and i'm kyle benjamin. fire crews in roanoke are still working to figure out what sparked a house fire on tuesday night. these photos show flames and smoke coming from the home in the 1- thousand block of 12-th street southeast. the fire broke out a little before 10-o'clock. no injures were reported and it's still unclear if
continuing coverage into the death of 13-year-old nicole lovell in blacksburg. on tuesday, we learned that preliminary results from the medical examiner reveal that lovell was stabbed to death. commonwealth's attorney mary pettit delivered that news during a press conference in blacksburg. she also announced that the second virginia tech student involved in nicole's death now faces new charges. natalie keepers is now charged with being an accessory before the fact to the murder. nicole's mother, tammy weeks also spoke to reporters on tuesday afternoon. right now, she's living every parent's worst nightmare- mourning the death of her child. "coley had a passion for pandas, music, dancing, dreamed on being on american idol. her favorite color was blue, a very loveable person, and touched many people
authorities say social media and teen dating pages, played a big role in lovell case. wfxr's bill wadell spoke with an expert, who works with teens. she had a warning for all parents. brooks michael "that is not the solution because it's in the library, it's at their friends house. you can't lock them in a bubble."brooks michael knows a lot about teens - hooked on social media. she's an educator with carilion children's - and prevention council of roanoke county. plus - she's a mom. brooks michael "it's a lot of work, but we have to keep up with what they're doing." instead of banning middle schoolers and teens from social media -- michael says parents should set ground rules - even posting a mutual contract on the fridge. she also says - accounts, apps and passwords -- cannot be private. brooks michael "we need to know their passwords. we need to know what they're doing on their phones. it's a whole underground system of communication."a network - where harmless fun - could lead to a life and death situation. brooks michael "our job is to protect our kids, keep them safe and have them become successful adults."for wfxr news, bill wadell, good
the montgomery county sheriff's office has announced a new partnership with help save the next girl. gil harrington is the founder of that organization. she spoke to the crowd. the sheriff's office also revealed a special wrapped s-u-v. the organization has been instrumental in nicole lovell's case- even getting an online dating group shut down. the danville police department is offering a ten thousand dollar reward - for information leading to the suspects involved in a shooting. police say two men were shot shortly after 7 o'clock monday night on mount vernon avenue. one of the shooting victims was treated at the hospital and released.
victim, randolph neal remains in a north carolina hospital, but is expected to recover. new this morning: the white mill dam in danville could soon be removed. a presentation was given last night for that possible removal. city staff recommends the removal to make the area safer. in 2011, city crews removed the brantly dam, which was located downstream from the white mill dam. both dams are flows over the dam and drops to the lower level, the force creates a backward movement of water toward the dam that can trap anything that floats.3 the next step will be for city council to gather engineering information and sediment testing in the area. the head of the enviromental protection agency says the water in flint, michigan is still unsafe to drink. flint switched its water source from detroit's water system to the flint river in 20-14 to save money. the change in ph levels corroded lead from pipes which seeped into drinking water for the town... local officials first declared a public health emergency in october in
children with elevated levels of lead. yesterday gina mccarthy said residents should not drink the tap water. mccarthy says: "we can't say it enough: right now the bottled water is the safest choice. it is not safe to drink the water in flint today, ." later today, virginia tech professor marc edwards will testify as the u-s house oversight and government reform committee examines the flint water crisis. that testimony is set to get underway starting at 9-am.the group edwards leads is searching for a long-term strategy to address the ongoing water crisis in flint. in pittsylvania county: residents who live near a landfill worry about the enviroment surrounding their neighborhood. the company operating it says people who live in the area, may see or smell an end to an odor problem! wfxr's kristen eskow has more. ... first piedmont corporation's industrial landfill in ringgold has been open for decades - but people who live in the area - say it smells worse than ever."the
the last, i'd say, eight months. it hinders you from even being able to eat."sallie rice lives near the landfill. she and other neighbors say - they can sometimes smell odors from the landfill - inside their homes."you just feel sick, frustrated, don't know what to do about it.""a week or more ago, i said, 'let's go outdoors. it smells so bad in here.' and they wouldn't open the door. it smelled bad outside. we didn't have anywhere to go."standup: "the company that runs the landfill blames the odor problem on a higher than usual amount of rainfall and says it may soon have a solution to the issue." "that causes a faster decomposition of the materials that you're disposing of, and as they decompose, therein lies your odors."tommy stump is the ceo of first piedmont corporation - which operates the landfill. he says some odors reported to his company several miles from the landfill - are likely not coming from the dump site- and may be from another source. he also says his company has started to cover the trash inside the landfill with soil - to cap odors from spreading to local neighborhoods."i think this is a short-term, temporary problem. just fighting the elements of trying to move soil on wet days and when you're off of paved surfaces.""we've had an awful lot of rain, and maybe it is too much water. and they'll be able to take care of it."officials at first piedmont corporation say all trash at the landfill will be covered with soil - within the next few weeks. in ringgold,
the weather has been kind of nice for us considering it is february... but that is not the case for many other parts of the country where people have had to deal with violent storms.that story is still to come on good day virginia. have you heard a lot of people sneezing and sniffling lately? is it a cold or a sinus infection?we will tell you
what if the sweet stevia leaf was discovered... ...before the sugarcane. after people were enjoying truvia in their coffee and everything else... ...sugar would come along and go, "hey, i'm sweet too." "sure, sugar, you're very sweet, but we've already got sweetness minus calorie-ness." it would be kinda awkward. truvia.
raise if you grow produce - raise chickens - or just like to bake with local products - you could make some extra cash - at winter farmer's markets. we stopped by the west end community market - on patterson avenue in roanoke. vendors sell produce grown in greenhouses, along with fresh goodies, every tuesday from 3 to 6. the market even doubles snap food assistance benefits. but, organizers say - they need some new farmers. sam lev "we're actually doing
the 2016 at all of our markets right now... if you make good food and you're within 100 miles of ronaoke, fill out an application." the deadline - to sign up as a new food market vendor is next thursday. we have a link right on our website - virginia first dot com - just click on the ag life tab. dates for the annual governor's conference on agricultural trade have been announced. it will take place march 7 and 8th at the hilton richmond downtown hotel. this year's conference will focus on our ongoing efforts to help existing businesses expand and attracting new businesses to the commonwealth. some topics covered will include-- the impact animal diseases have on agricultural exports and developing export markets. for more details on the conference, head to our website virginia first dot com and click on the ag life tab. we're right in the middle of cold and flu season, but we may be getting the cold and flu confused with other issues, like sinus infections.
give us the signs so we can recognize the difference. according to dr. steve osborne of doctor's express sinus infections are very similar to head colds, in fact they generally develop from a cold, but one of the first indications you have sinus infection is pain. "all of a sudden you just get pressure, fullness, headache, some people even get pain in their upper teeth on one side or the other." according to osborn--we all have sinuses. " we have sinus up in our heads. we have maxillary sinus here, we have frontal sinuses here. we have a couple sets of sinues behind the nose" he says they're simply cavities-- empty for the most part. occassionally bacteria grows in them, but as long as they can drain you're fine. but it's when you get a cold and stuffed up, and the bacteria can't drain... that's when---osborn says you move into a sinus infection. "most head colds don't do that, but sometimes it does. and some people are just more prone to that." as far as treatment-- decongesants, tylenol, ibuprofen, are all over the counter options says osborn. if you're really miserable, i think an antibiotic can be
on the severity of it. most people would get over it on their own eventually. the problem is how long is it going to take and how miserable you're going to feel. and dr. osborne says if you're too miserable to handle your sinus infection on your own, you should see a doctor. you can find doctor's express on the lower level of tower's mall.... no appointment is necessary.in the studio, paris holmes, wfxr
a strong frontal system will shift east across our region today into this evening. this front should be east of the piedmontby early thursday morning. cool high pressure works in from thewest thursday afternoon...and should be overhead friday....flash flood watch in effect through this afternoon....today...rain. rain may be heavy at times. not as cool with highsin the lower 60s. south winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to35 mph. chance of rain near 100 percent..tonight...mostly cloudy. a slight chance of showers in theevening. lows around 40. west winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to30 mph. chance of rain 20 percent. .thursday...mostly sunny and much cooler. near steady temperaturein the lower 40s. northwest winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to25 mph. .thursday night...partly cloudy in the evening...then becomingmostly clear. cooler with lows in the upper 20s. northwest winds10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph. .friday...sunny. highs in the mid 40s. northwest winds around 10 mph..friday night...mostly clear. lows in the mid 20s. .saturday through monday...partly cloudy. highs in lows in the upper 20s. .monday night...mostly cloudy
and don't forget you can get your latest weather and news on virginia first.com .... 24 hours a day. the weather here has been nicer since the snow storm, but that hasn't been the case for other parts of the country.blizzard conditions across the midwest... with heavy snowfall and strong winds... while the southeast dealing with tornadoes and heavy rain... jackie ibanezhas more from new york. . the groundhog may have predicted an early spring... but a storm sweeping across the country... bringing tornados in the deep south... and blizzard conditions from the rockies to the great lakes. in denver ... more than a hundred flights were canceled ... mos 2 says: "keep our fingers crossed and hope it's not delayed too much longer." with schools closed as well... kids grabbed their sleds and had a little fun.jones says: "i got up at six thirty and saw that they were closed so that was a bonus for me." the winter storm causing power outages in nebraska. with the fresh snow and strong winds...
until wednesday morning. hetrick says: "you go back to a primitive life, it really is, it's a moment where you kind of go back to where people didn't have power and you have to learn how to adapt." many states across the midwest saw nearly a foot of snow... along with winds between twenty and forty miles per hour.mos says: " it is getting worse but i know the city plows are out today and we'll try and keep things open to make sure everyone gets home from work." luckily for iowans and presidential candidates... the storm came a day after the caucuses. cars and trucks were spotted slipping off the highways in iowa and minnesota. some people decided the weather was just too bad to go to work. flor says: "most dental work is not emergency-it's elective so we want to make sure we do the appropriate due diligence that's appropriate to keep people comfortable and keep employees safe." the same weather system delivering strong winds and heavy rain in the southeast. ... with tornados being reported in alabama and mississippi. the high winds damaging several homes in the region. the storm is expected to bring heavy rain and wind to the northeast on wednesday. in new york,
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the super bowl is this sunday and we would be naive to think that there is no gambling involved on the big game. and there is no shortage of people and other animals telling you who is going to win the between the panthers and broncos. take for example grady the groundhog... not only was he taking on the weather man's job yesterday... he also made his pick for the super bowl. and considering he is in chimney rock, north carolina, his pick wasn't too popular. he says the broncos are going to win. but as his handler pointed out, he was wrong last year. take for example grady the groundhog... not only was he taking on the weather man's job yesterday... he also made his pick for the super bowl. and considering he is in
his popular. he says the broncos are going to win. but as his handler pointed out, he was wrong last year. and just to show you this is all scientific, we also looked to a bear for his pick. ozzy is a 700 pound grizzly bear in montana. this year, they gave ozzy the choice of two banana cakes with peanut butter frosting.ozzy took his time to walk around - and think about it a bit...before making his decision.he finally chose the cake with the horse logo on it.that's right - he went with the broncos over the panthers this year.for the record, ozzy did correctly predict a patriots
thank you for choosing good day virginia. it's and i'm kyle benjamin. roanoke police say speed and alcohol may be factors in a crash that killed a man.that crash happened monday night in the 2500 block of garden city boulevard south-east.police say gregory davis lost control of the vehicle and hit a parked trailer.davis died at the scene.davis' passenger survived the crash we start this half hour in danville, where city
up an investigation realted to employee misconduct. city officials say a small group of employees in one city division are accused of misconduct. authorities didn't go into details- but here's what we do know. the investigation started in 20-13 when danville police uncovered evidence of the misconduct. six employees were convicted. officials say they're instituting several new safeguards to ensure that such problems will not happen again. we start this half hour in danville, where city officials say they're wrapping up an investigation realted to employee misconduct. city officials say a ever since uber began operations in roanoke back in 2014, the company used trial and error to determine what price range best suits the region to maximize business. back on new year's eve, some riders were surprised to find rates had skyrocketed for the holiday, but now that business has slowed down, prices are much more reasonable. good morning. a lot
that allows their drivers to work on their own schedule. when demand for drivers is high like it was on new year's eve, the company increases prices to encourage the company's drivers to be available. on the opposite end of the spectrum, the company has found that in some cities, decreasing prices when demand is low can often lead to more business, and that's exactly what the company plans to do for the forseeable future in roanoke by offering 35 percent reduction in prices. seasonality affects every i asked uber officials if the company had considered any additional ways to communicate their prices to their
wfxr news is your local election headquarters. and on the heels of the iowa caucus, many candidates hopped a flight and are back on the campiagn trail. as john roberts explains- they're looking ahead to new hampshire- where they prepare for the next big battle in the run for the white house. 0:13 - 0:28 0:37 - 0:39 1:07 - 1:14 the g-o-p winner of the iowa caucus senator ted cruz
that was john roberts reporting. hillary clinton faces an even tougher fight next week in new hampshire. vermont senator bernie sanders holds a double-digit lead in the polls there. a strong frontal system will shift east across our region today into this evening. this front should be east of the piedmontby early thursday morning. cool high pressure works in from thewest thursday afternoon...and should be overhead friday....flash flood watch in effect through this
yesterday... in court yesterday... as his defense team is trying to get the criminal case filed against cosby thrown out. as fox's steve rappoport tells us... a former prosecutor - who decided not to charge cosby a decade ago -- took the stand. "00-17:17-:241:20-1:34bill cosby...in court tuesday ... as his defense attorneys try and convince a pennsylvania judge to dismiss a felony case against the actor and comedian. the seventy-eight-year old is accused of drugging and sexually assaulting a former temple university employee in two-thousand-four. cosby's defense called a former district attorney to testify. walker says: "they've used
show that what they think is a weak case." the former d-a - bruce castor - decided not to charge cosby a decade ago... castor telling the judge he thinks the comedian did inappropriately touch his accuser -- but, he did not think there was enough physical evidence to prosecute. walker says: "castor as almost an expert witness about why this is not a good case for the commonwealth, the problems with both the forensic evidence, the problems with the complainant andrea constand's original non- reporting of the incident for a year." castor did say he is rooting for the current prosecutor and against cosby. but, castor also testified he thinks cosby is legally shielded from ever being prosecuted in the case. cosby's attorneys say cosby had a non-prosecution agreement. the current d-a argues there's no record of any deal. castor says the matter was put in writing...but, only in a press release, announcing castor would not prosecute. meantime, dozens of other women have accused cosby of drugging and sexually assaulting them. allred says: "i find it a bit ironic that mister cosby would seek to exclude evidence that he in fact gave quaaludes to women when that was his testimony." a judge could decide wednesday whether the pennsylvania case against cosby should be thrown out.
as our local black dog salvage television stars look ahead to season 5 of the salvage dawgs ... one of their "dogs in training" celebrates her first birthday! molly may - the "black dog in training" is now one year old. she shared her birthday celebration with stella - the shop dog at black dog salvage. her friends at vinton veterinarian hospital thew a party complete with cupcakes - for the humans ... and gifts for both dogs.since we first introduced molly may last year ... her owner, susie whiteside, says this pup has come a long way in her
very good in public, we have a lot of traffic. it's super nice that she likes to travel too. mike thinks he might start taking her on the closer salvage jobs. so she doesn't mind driving in the car. quiet in the car, travels well, likes to be with everybody.molly may will make their international debuts during season 5 of the salvage dawgs ... it premieres sunday, february 28th.
a strong frontal system will shift east across our region today into this evening. this front should be east of the piedmontby early thursday morning. cool high pressure works in from thewest thursday afternoon...and should be overhead friday....flash flood watch in effect through this afternoon....today...rain. rain may be heavy at times. not as cool with highsin the lower 60s. south winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to35 mph. chance of rain near 100 percent..tonight...mostly cloudy. a slight chance of showers in theevening. lows around 40. west winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to30 mph. chance of rain 20 percent. .thursday...mostly sunny and much cooler. near steady temperaturein the lower 40s. northwest winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to25 mph. .thursday night...partly cloudy in the evening...then becomingmostly clear. cooler with lows in the upper 20s. northwest winds10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph. .friday...sunny. highs in the
just 4 days and change until kickoff.some of those folks in california might catch an uber to the game!but as ken brown shows us- there's a lot of preparation that goes into making sure everything looks perfect. 50 years of the big game and there have been very few constants over the last 5 decades the teams change location varies the who what when and where george toma has been there for every game.since the beginning toma has worked on the grounds crew bowl out here was super bowl 19 university between the 49ers and the dolphins. before we continue on birthday to the man who celebrated his 87th birthday with his crew on tuesday.this is my 87 game nothing gets old it's another day.for a edwardsville pennsylvania native that was inducted into the nfl hall of fame in 2-thousand-1 the best parts of the game is getting to share it with his kids.my youngest son that's with me now he's 32 years old but this is his 33rd super bowl months old the super bowl was down in tampa george seen him with my wife, picked him up and carried him around the field.this was just kind of the thing growing up what we did every year people have christmas every
a lot over the years george's crew of 35 has to maintain the game field and two practice fields has always been up to the task. i pray to the lord everyday to give me the strength and the strength to our crew so we can give the players a good safe playing field and to give the fans in the stands and the fans on tv a field of beauty. timeless toma serving as the sod god once again for the big game countdown, i'm ken
football fans are a tight knit group... and that is really true for one woman... in honor of the super bowl she is knitting 150 sweaters.but the sweaters aren't for fans... they're for goats... we will explain why when good day virginia continues. one of the cool perks of this place is you can eat as much cereal as you want. it's like i'm going to work to get some.
stranger the support.in honor of football's biggest weekend, reporter jamie leary stops at a colorado goat farm to meet one of those fans. rebecca herberg is having kids this spring... 150 of them.goats of course. the only kind of kids the herbergs have time for these days. "and when they're born, they typically weigh 8 or 9 pounds and they're cold - you know it's april." with 14... and what jim calls a half dog... her broncos goat coats and ranch duties take up every second of the day. "first go round uses them for a couple of weeks then we wash them and we put them on the next go round. you know...as long as everyone gets a sweater." the girls get orange and the boys of course get blue... "it looks like a bunch of broncos fans running around there." and while rebecca wasn't always a football fan, the broncos well... have won her over. "they're really a team you can be proud of and i love them. it's not so much that i'm a football fan as that i am a broncos fan and how could you