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up in flames.firefighters battle a massive fire at a factory that was once one of campbell county's largest employers.going head to head. the democratic presidential candidates exchange sharp words ahead of the next round of primaries. "well, secretary clinton, you are not in the white house yet."and taking it to heart.we will see why one local florist is extra busy
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thank you for choosing good day virginia. it's friday february 12. i'm january keaton. and i'm kyle benjamin. the weather is giving some local students a couple extra hours to sleep in this morning. schools in allegheny county, covington and wythe county are all starting two hours late this morning. our top story this morning: the building itself was in the process of being torn down. now the abandoned dan river plant in brookneal is competely burnt
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like at the plant around 3-30 thursday afternoon. according to the town manager, the plant-- once home to a number of jobs in the area-- closed 10 years ago.paris holmes is at the scene of the fire this morning and she joins us live. good morning guys. as you can see behind me the fire continues to blaze. there are about 2 piles of rumble burning right now, and the corner of the roof on part of the building is burning. but for the most part firefighters i spoke to say the fire is contained. there three fire trucks here right now and about 5 firefighter and they keeping a very close eye on what's going on right now. but obviously is the aftermath. the brookneal fire deptment is here right now but dept from all over the including lynchburg, liberty, alta vista, all of campbell county responded yesterday. the firefighters even said the pour over a half of million gallons of water on this fire. they even had to pump some of that water from dan river. so again they are keeping a close eye on the on what's left burning the firefighters here say a new group will come and relieve them to make sure everything stays under control and just side a note route 501 which is also called lynchburg
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the investigation into a roanoke county house fire continues this morning. this is what the scene looked like on thursday on green hill drive. when fire crews arrived, smoke and flames were coming from the home. no one was
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and there were no injuries. although one firefighter did fall through the home. brian clingenpeel/ roanoke county fire and rescue: "we did have one firefighter that fell from the second floor all the way to the basement, so he fell through two floors, he extricated himself, and walked out of the structure." that firefighter is doing okay this morning. the fire caused around 120-thousand dollars in damage to the home. we have more information this morning about a police chase that ended with four people going to the hospital. police say a 15-year-old dropve the car that flipped at the end of a two-county chase and ended up overturned in a ditch on route 220 in roanoke county. when the car crashed-- he took off running . now investigators are trying to track him down.they believe he is armed with a handgunthe chase began in franklin county when the suspect did not pull over for a traffic stop.police
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county. wfxr news is your local election headquarters and hillary clinton has one goal in thursday's democratic presidential debate.stop bernie sanders.it's their first clash since sanders delivered a 20-point drubbing to clinton in the new hampshire primary.and clinton is hoping for a bouncemary moloney has the highlights. presidential candidate: "we both agree that we have to get unaccountable money out of our political system and that we have to do much more to ensure that wall street never wrecks main street again."but she tried to dent sanders by portraying his plans on health care as unrealistic. presidential candidate: "that's a promise that can not be kept."sanders made sure to check his rival. presidential candidate: "well, secretary clinton, you are not in the white house yet."and called clinton out on out on her stump speeches. presidential candidate: "secretary clinton has been going around the country saying bernie sanders wants to dismantle the affordable care act." presidential candidate: "i have fought my entire life to make sure that health care is a right for all people. we're not going to dismantle anything."clinton turned to discrimination -- making a pitch to some key constituencies -- latino -- african american -- and women voters. presidential candidate: "i am running for candidate: "i am presidential voters.-- and women african american latino -- constituencies --to some key constituencies -- latino -- african american -- and women
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candidate: "i am running for barriers that are holding candidates look toward the nevada primary -- sanders base with his debate performance while also courting the elderly vote. presidential candidate: "if elected president i will do everything i can to expand social security benefits not but for disabled veterans as well."i'm mary moloney reporting. former virginia senator jim webb will president as an independent. webb dropped out of the democratic primary in october, having failed to gain traction in early polling
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jason and january high pressure will build east across the region tonight ahead ofa weak area of low pressure that will approach from the west byearly friday. this clipper system will cross
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possible...especially in the mountains. arctic high pressure will build in for the weekendresulting in very cold but overall dry conditions into sunday. valentine's day is the super bowl in the world of flowers... but one roanoke florist is taking on some extra work this weekend.we will tell you why it is a matter of heart next on good
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in this morning's ag life report: it's cold and flu season again- but instead of rushing for some medication- doctors say there are other ways to get relief- including through some foods available at the farmers market! doctors with the cleveland clinic say- when you feel a cold coming on- vitamin c and zinc are good ways to start fighting the virus- and you can get those nutrients from bell peppers, kale and broccoli--
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if you have diabetes, going through the bakery section of the grocery store is kind of like seeing your neighbor scratch off the $100 million lottery ticket.but just because you *can't* eat certain foods doesn't mean you shouldn't enjoy others.just look for the ones that have a low glycemic index- which means they wont raise your blood sugars as high as say, cakes or cookies.holly firfer has a list of diabetic super foods that are both healthy and delicious in the fruit category.... the superfoods are berries.. blueberries, strawberries, blackberries.. they are all deliciously sweet and good for you. loaded with anti- oxidants, fiber and vitamins. and the villains? they include melons and pineapple -they have a high glycemic index.. skip the regular potato.. and go for the sweet potato..like a little cinnamon on your sweet potato? some studies have shown that cinnamon can also reduce your glycemic index.. so sprinkle away.dark leafy greens are superfoods: spinach, kale, brussel sprouts all contain a micronutrient that can help reduce inflammation and strengthen
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neuropathy.even though tomatoes are a fruit, they are rich in vitamins c and e and iron... and they can help reduce the risk of heart disease - a common and serious problem for people with diabetes.rounding out the superfood buffet table....fish rich in omega - 3 fatty acids.. like salmon and tuna can reduce inflammation and your risk of heart attack or stroke.whole grains like oatmeal and barley can help your body use glucose and secrete insulin properly.beans are good too.. they are high in fiber and a good source of magnesium and potassium.just be sure if they are canned- to drain and rinse them to get rid of the excess sodium.holly firfer reporting. kroger is stepping up to help feed those in our community who don't have enough food to eat. on thursday, the store donated more than 20-thousand dollars to feeding america southwest virginia. that money is enough to supply more than 140 thousand meals to area families.. last year, kroger donated more than 400 thousand pounds of food to the food bank. pamela irvine/president and ceo feeding america south west virginia: "this is a long term partnership and relationship kroger has helped to influence the work that we do. this means a lot. financial
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without those we can't move the food." the food bank will buy food for soup kitchens, homeless shelters, and schools. with ingredients like roasted hazelnuts and cocoa, the delicious taste of nutella takes pancakes to a whole new level.
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covering the new river valley. researchers at virginia tech are learning more about the zika virus. they'll use mosquitoes to try to answer some important questions like, how the virus overcomes a mosquitos' immune system in order to even be transmitted to humans. while the virus is being researched at virginia tech, a senate committee met in washington on thursday to discuss the zika virus. senators discussed president obama's 1-point-8-billion dollar funding request and and a fast track to the possibility of one day finding a cure. republican leaders say the c-d-c and n-i-h leaders say the c-d-c and n-i-h don't need additional funding, since there is a surplus from the fight against ebola. the days leading up to valentine's day are the busiest time of year for florists, but one local florist has even more to worry about this weekend. he's also doing arrangments for a party with hundreds of people. wfxr's sophia borrelli shows us what it takes to-- prepare flowers for tomorrow night's roanoke heart ball.
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phone ringingthe phone is ringing off the hook as employees arrange beautiful bouquets for valentine's day. mark frye/owner of creative occasions: "oh no it's stress, let's call it what it is, it's stress."owner mark frye says he and his crew have been planning for months. mark frye/owner of creative occasions: "we bulk up with
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if you still would like to get tickets to the heart ball, you can head to our website virginiafirst.com for more information. the nation's movie theaters the nation's movie theaters are looking to rebound after a slow weekend last week. and two highly anticipated new movies are opening this weekend. we will have a preview next on good day
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the newest addition to the marvel universe hits theaters friday... when indestructible assassin "deadpool" takes to the big screen..and there is something a little more romantic for valentine's day. let's head to julie banderas for that and the rest of this week's big releases. marvel's anti-hero 'deadpool' lands himself a big-screen flick! the r-rated adventure tells the tale of how deadpool got his super-strength. he uses his powers to seek revenge on the man who disfigured him and to win back his girl... ryan reynolds stars as deadpool. reynolds has been pushing to get this film made for years. plus morena baccarin from "gotham" along with funnyman tj miller join in and ed skr-eye-ne gets into the action as the bad guy. for a different kind of romantic comedy in time for valentine's day there's "how to be single" about a newly single woman navigating the dating world of new york city. the film combines the comedic talents of it's leading ladies -- rebel wilson, dakota johnson, and lesley mann. plus... derek and hanzel return with the long awaited sequel "zoolander 2!" the two are sent on a mission once again ... while also reminding audiences how ridiculously good looking they are... in new york, julie banderas, fox
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high pressure will build east across the region tonight ahead ofa weak area of low pressure that will approach from the west byearly friday. this clipper system will cross our area on fridaywith some light snow accumulations possible...especially in the mountains. arctic high pressure will build in for the weekendresulting in very cold but overall dry conditions
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thank you for choosing good day virginia. it's and i'm kyle benjamin. the weather is giving some local students a couple extra hours to sleep in this morning. schools in allegheny county, covington and wythe county are all starting two hours late
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discussing their vision for the city of roanoke. that's what mayoral candidates did on thursday night during a forum in downtown roanoke. wfxr's kristen eskow was at the event and has more. :00-:051:07-1:121:20-1:25 kristen intro: that mayoral candidates forum was hosted by the roanoke regional chamber inside center in the square. both candidates - vice mayor dave trinkle and city councilman sherman lea - discussed a variety of issues - with less than 48 hours to go before their democratic firehouse primary.vo:a major issue discussed was the economy. the candidates each called for stronger communication with businesses here in the city - councilman lea emphasized monthly meetings with businesses, while vice mayor trinkle talked about making actions like permit applications easier for businesses and offering more incentives to businesses.transportation was also a big issue discussed here. both candidates discussed street improvements, especially lea, who advocated for overall street and infrastructure improvements in the city. trinkle discussed 10th street improvements as well as calling for an increased focus on multi- modal transportation in the city.but one of the most interesting moments came when the candidates were asked what their three most important issues are heading into this race. both discussed job creation as one - but trinkle talked about raising incomes
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healthcare. lea chose education and public safety in addition to jobs.sots:dave trinkle: "we have a lot of access troubles to mental health, substance abuse, primary care. in fact, roanoke is considered a desert for mental health care, primary care, and substance abuse care."sherman lea: "continue to solidify our educational system. continue to make it strong. continue to work with that because it's important. and with that comes the vocational programs, comes the partnership with virginia western."and the candidates did agree on several issues tonight - including increasing funds for city schools, expanding vocational tech programs, and placing an importance on arts and culture. kristen tag: and both candidates also discussed their experience working in the city - and what they have done and want to continue to do - if elected mayor. for good day virginia, i'm kristen
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and the candidates for mayor were not the only ones talking about important issues in roanoke. nine city council candidates came together at the same event to discus several issues, including regional partnerships for all the latest election news across virginia, head to our website, virginia first dot-com. wfxr news is your local election headquarters and reaction is coming in this morning ... following the most recent democratic presidential debate. hillary clinton and senator bernie sanders faced off over the african american vote. but one republican presidential candidate thinks he will steal the black vote from the democrats.patricia stark has more from new york. next up ... the republicans will hold a debate tomorrow in greenville, south carolina. in new york, patricia stark, fox news jason and kyle high pressure jason and kyle fox newspatricia stark, in new york, south carolina. greenville, tomorrow in hold a debate republicans will next up ... the new york.has more from patricia stark democrats.from
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presidential republican presidential candidate thinks he will steal the black vote from the democrats.patricia stark has more from new york. next up ... the republicans
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jason and kyle high pressure the 20th annual children's engineering children's annual the 20th the 20th annual children's engineering convention brings in teachers from all over the commonwealth together to learn new ways to educate their students. but as w-f-x-r's charlie cooper shows us, some students
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teaching educators something new. nat sound of robotit's might look like a toy.nat sound but it's a robot 7th grader nicholas white invented in school.nicholas white- 7th grade, millboro elementary schooli think the most exciting part is getting to show it off to people because you get to show them all the hard work you've put into it. nat sound robothe brought it to the children's engineering convention to show teachers how to make stem subjects like science, engineering and math more interactive in the classroom.nicholas white- 7th grade, millboro elementary schoolhe was made out of felt, styrofoam balls, soda bottle and what we did was we hooked up all the electronics inside this little robot here and you can put the coin in and it should start.nat sound administrators say it's one example of what students can create when they're taught stem subjects in a hands-on way. kimberly dempsy- va children's engineering council, board memberteaching that engineering cycle of design, test, re-design, reflection. all of those are good practices that we want for them to enhance the teach while learning with students.wesley strayer- kindergarten teacheri'm just contraptions work, when they don't work and i'm blown away moving pieces, links and loud noises are involved nick says it makes learning harder subjects a bit easier. in
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just in time for the most just in time for the most romantic day of the year... one group is warning couples about something called financial infidelity... we will explain what this is next on good day
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there are hours look, i know you're a cow and all. and you may not know what i'm talking about, but, uh. the yogurt made from your milk, is delicious.
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there are hours of television every day are dedicated to spouses having affairs, but there is another kind of infidelity... it is financial infidelity.a survey by smart about money dot org found that financial deception is common among couples.42% of american couples who share finances admit to lying about money to their partner.i recently talked to a financial expert
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s didn't wantfinances and ul about their embarrassed/fearf quarter were disapprove they would and they knew spouse/partner, their finances with discussed said they had hree in ten spouse/partner even from their remain private, finances should aspects of their believe some said they early a third relationshipscurrent/past deceptions in listed financial ever committed among those who even divorcemistrust and arguments, including relationship, an effect on the deceptions had financial deceptions had an effect on the relationship, including
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divorceamong those who ever committed listed financial deceptions in current/past relationshipsearly a third said they believe some aspects of their finances should remain private, even from their spouse/partner hree in ten said they had discussed finances with their spouse/partner, and they knew they would disapprove quarter were embarrassed/fearf ul about their finances and didn't want
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high pressure will build east across the region tonight ahead ofa weak area of low pressure that will approach from the west byearly friday. this clipper system will cross our area on fridaywith some light snow accumulations possible...especially in the mountains. arctic high pressure will build in for the
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but overall dry conditions
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and don't forget you can get your latest weather and news on virginia first.com .... 24 hours a day. liberty basketball entered this season with a new head coach and a nearly unanimous last place ranking in the big south preseason poll... but as kevaney martin reports... grit, determition and some good coaching have the flames in the top half of the conference and on a current 6 game win streak... :20:29:401:06 little was expected of the liberty men's with the nation's youngest roster and a first year head coach, it looked to be a flames sitting at 11-15 first in big south are surprising everyone, excpet have already surprised some people, but that is not good enough for us because from the beginnig we felt like we were a championship level team and since noone believed it we wanted to prove it.it's surprising from the stand point from you never know what a season is going to bring, but i like our guys i like our chances to be in a game in the end and thats all you can ask forstandup: the old addage offense sells tickets and defense wins championsships is ringing true for the flames as they are on a 6 game win streak behind ritchie mckay's pack-line defensethe pack line defesene is a work in progress. but our guys do have a commitment to it and it has given us a chance to win games and now that we have won a game or two our guys are getting confident and its really helped our cause. defense is the only for sure thing we have and for everyone to know that and buy into that, that's just huge. yeah, everybody wants to play offense, but we understand that if you dont oplay defense you dont play and you dont win gameswhen you get those wins
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the team's recent trip to krispy kreme following a road winand if the team keeps playing this way coach mckay and the rest of the flames will be seeing a lot more of that hot now signcovering coach mckay and the flames
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do you love coffee? a lot of us around here really do.... but would you pay 15 dollars for a cup?coming up next on good day virginia, we will tell you what makes this coffe
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would you pay fifteen dollars for a cup of joe? that's how much a san francisco coffee shop is selling their cup for... and it's not even a grande sized. equator coffee's inaugural brew ...known as "finica sophia" ... debuted earlier this week. and coffee lovers were lining up early for a chance to get a taste. company officials say bags of the coffee sold out in a matter of hours to people around the country when it
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tastes like melon. high pressure will build east across the region tonight ahead ofa weak area of low pressure that will approach from the west byearly friday. this clipper system will cross our area on fridaywith some light snow accumulations possible...especially in the mountains. arctic high pressure will build in for the weekendresulting in very cold but overall dry conditions

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