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on the road.it's not road legal today...partly sunny. highs in
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around 10 mph..tonight...partly cloudy in the evening...then clearing. lows inthe mid 20s. northwest winds around 10 mph with gusts up to20 mph. .thursday...sunny. highs in the mid 40s. northwest winds around10 mph in the morning...becoming light and variable..thursday night...mostly clear in the evening...then becomingpartly cloudy. lows in the upper 20s. light and variable winds. .friday...mostly sunny. highs around 50. south winds around 10 mph. gusts up to 25 mph in the afternoon..friday night through sunday...partly cloudy. lows around 40.highs in the mid 50s..sunday night...mostly cloudy. lows in the lower 40s..monday...mostly good morning, it's wednesday, february 17th. thanks for starting your morning off with good day virginia.benjamin. january keaton. we are following developing news out of bedford county right now. fire crews have been fighting a house fire for a good part of the morning in bedford county. that's
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holmes -- paris, what do we know right now? around 5am this morning the bedford fire department responded to a fire here on the 1000 block shepards store road. according to the chief it took about 45 mins to put the fire out which they believe started in the garage. they're not sure what cause it yet. , but no one was hurt. the owners of the house are standing out here in front. probably in shock. i haven't had a chance to talk to them yet, but i've seen neighbors come out here and give them a blanket. fire are still working in the house making
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thousands of people spend without power across southwest virginia. here is a live look at appalachian power's outage map. you can see the highest numbers still 24 hours later in roanoke county and franklin county. 45-hundred people are still in the dark in roanoke county. that number has dropped in franklin county to 36-hundred. also scattered outages across other areas throughout the region as well.
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running?wfxr's sophia borrelli tagged along with appalachian power crews to find out! 0:08 - 0:13five stops - in five hours.but the list for this line crew.kenney boone/line crew we can fix it with just the three of us real but if it would be something that would tie us up a long time, we will just assessing it."standup: "power crews say problems like this one aren't a quick fix but they are working 15 to 16 hours a your power back on as soon as possible."kenney: "dread the long hours, but you know, it's just part of the job been doing it for 36 years.crews say the ice storm after cause for a lot of the problems. kenney: "snow would have been better than the ice, the ice is what caused it."with no end in sight as to how long some will be without power, crews say they are working as hard as they can. and get a little sleep, then come back and do it the next day too because we know this is probably going to run two, three, four days probably."and to not shoot the messenger. kenney: "be patient and don't be mad at the ones that to look at it because we're the ones that have to fix it."it's a dangerous job. but one that many residents are grateful for - once their lights are back on. roanoke, sophia borrelli wfxr news. even though roads are in much better shape this morning than they were morning than shape this much better roads are in even though
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even though roads are in much better shape this morning than they were yesterday morning, there are still a few hazards to keep an eye on as you head out the door today. meteoologist taylor kanost is keeping an eye on the roads this morning in roanoke county. thanks to the warm conditions yesterday, city and vdot crews were able to get a lot accomplished yesterday. most accomplished a lot and vdot crews yesterday, city conditions the warm thanks to thanks to conditions yesterday, city were able to get a lot accomplished major roads have been cleared of that came crashing down along with that, most roads secondary neighborhood to be clear of snow at this we aren't
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around the this morning in roanoke and of southwest virginia which could be an issue. even if not drop below freezing, all of will pond on the roads. bottom you shouldn't have any trouble you need to go today, but it's idea to take a bit slow and reporting taylor kanost wfxr news. a cold front will cross through the ohio valley today andtonight...then will dissipate over the mid atlantic region bythursday morning. high pressure builds in behind the front andwill cover much of the eastern united states on thursday. a lowpressure system in the upper mississippi valley friday will moveeast across
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wfxr news is your local election headquarters.those still left in the running for
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over south carolina head of saturday's primary...and with an average of recent polls showing ted cruz just trailing behind frontrunner donald trump, the war between the two is growing.peter doocy reports. :09 - :11:12 - :19:40 - :54 1:08 - 1:171:18 - 1:36after repeatedly clashing during last weekend's debate in south carolina ... the war of words between donald trump and ted cruz is clearly not letting up ... trump says: "never seen a human being lie so much ..."// butted to // cruz says: "he cannot be trusted to nominate conservatives to the court, given that for 60 years of his life he described himself as very pro-choice ..." this, while the front-runner unleashes new attacks on his other rival ... jeb bush ... who was joined by his brother -- former president george w. bush -- for the first time on the campaign trail last night ... both bushes -- responding to trump with some strong words of their own. g.w.bush says: "the strongest person isn't the loudest person in the room ..."// butted to // jeb bush says: "the leading candidate says we don't need to increase spending on military- guess he thinks he can use his real estate skills to bring weapons meanwhile, the democrats are getting ready to caucus this saturday in nevada ... with the clinton campaign hoping to slow down the momentum of her rival -- bernie sanders -- following his landslide victory in the new hampshire primary. clinton says: "we have work to do ... and i know very well both my campaign more importantly my presidency ... " according to a newly released poll, senator sanders is actually tied with clinton in south carolina at 46-percent each among white voters. however, clinton holds a substantial lead among african american voters ... 63 to 23-percent. in washington, peter doocy, fox
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new this morning:a new c-n-n ... o-r-c poll shows donald trump and hillary clinton both holding big leads nationally.trump is out front with 38-percent
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texas senator ted cruz is in second place.meanwhile, on the democratic side, hillary clinton is 18-points ahead of bernie sanders. and here in virginia: donald trump and hillary clinton are leading the pack among voters. that's according to a new christopher newport university poll released on tuesday. on the republican side, donald trump keeps his lead with 29-percent. marco rubio in second with 22-percent. hillary clinton also beating bernie sanders 54 to 40. also, another interesting note from the poll, 76-percent of voters say they're very likely to vote in the march 1st primary. coming up next on good day virginia: getting the answers that are important to you. we sit down roanoke city mayoral candidate, sherman lea.
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virginia. a cold front will cross through the ohio valley today andtonight...then will dissipate over the mid atlantic region bythursday morning. high pressure builds in behind the front andwill cover much of the eastern united states on thursday. a lowpressure system in the upper mississippi valley friday will moveeast across the great lakes on saturday. today...partly sunny. highs in the mid 40s. northwest winds around 10 mph..tonight...partly cloudy in the evening...then clearing. lows inthe mid 20s. northwest winds around 10 mph with gusts up to20 mph. .thursday...sunny. highs in the mid 40s. northwest winds around10 mph in the morning...becoming light and variable..thursday night...mostly clear in the evening...then becomingpartly cloudy. lows in the upper 20s. light and variable winds.
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around 50. south winds around 10 mph. gusts up to 25 mph in the afternoon..friday night through sunday...partly cloudy. lows around 40.highs in the mid 50s..sunday night...mostly cloudy. lows in the lower 40s..monday...mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers.highs in the mid 50s..monday night and tuesday...mostly cloudy with a 40 percentchance of showers.
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this morning, we're sitting down with roanoke mayoral candidate sherman lea who won the democratic primary last weekend. we want to get the answers that matter to you as citizens of roanoke.
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jobs here in the roanoke valley? the
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roanoke's history -- are there plans in place to keep them here? what are some major issues that roanoke needs to address as a city? and a random one,
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star city so unique? coming up on good day virginia. you can't buy it in stores, but people in pittsylvania county are getting their 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. alrighty. we just like cereal. we make it, eat it, love it, live it.
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in virginia - most milk must be pasturized - before it can make it to your refrigerator. some farmers - and families - found a way around the rules. w-f-x-r's solina lewis shows us how some people in pittsylvania county - are getting their hands on raw
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"it's just milk that's straight from the cow it's unprocessed it's straight from the animal for us to enjoy and consume"but unless you actually own a cow, or a share of a herd, it's not legal for virginians to enjoy or consume..."some states where it's illegal and some states where you can buy it in the store, so there's a big debate going on"the debate centers on the bacteria in raw versus pasteurized milk, which some say can be dangerous...jack fuhrmann is able to get around that by selling shares of his herd, not milk--customers just pay to board the animals... "the milk is just a by product of owning a share of the herd" the milk is then delivered to the shareholders as a bonus for owning part of the herd...it's still a hotly contested issue, but jack says it's due to misunderstanding. ..praising the benefits of it "i'm lactose intolerant drinking milk from the store, but that's not the case for me with raw milk"jack says he doesn't advertise, and that all of the herd's partial owners found him in their search for raw milk..."they actually find us they've done their research and they want
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if diamonds are indeed a girl's best friend... this is a big chunk of eternity
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massive it's the length of a credit card and worth around 20-million dollars. you're looking at a 4-hundred carat diamond discovered recently off the coast of angola. experts say the diamond is flawless. the discovery is the 27-th largest diamond ever
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tonight...then will dissipate over the mid atlantic region by pressure builds in behind the front andwill cover much of the eastern united states on thursday. a lowpressure system in the upper mississippi valley friday will moveeast
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good morning, it's wednesday, february 17th. thanks for starting your morning off with good day virginia. i'm january keaton. and i'm kyle benjamin. in addition to the school
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across the bottom of your screenwe do want to re-touch on those power outages across those power to re-touch on screenwe do want to re-touch on those power outages across the region. this is a live look at apco's outage map right now you can see the highest numbers still in roanoke county and franklin county. 46-hundred people are still in the dark in roanoke county. 36-hundred also in franklin county. scattered outages across other counties throughout the region. power outages is something that the american red cross takes part in.it's also fire prevention week and we want to share expert advice on how you and your family can stay safe! wfxr's kristen eskow shows us how pillowcases are helping children in particular deal
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:09-:14 getting children ready for an emergency situation is one responsibility of many american red cross volunteers - but for bridget powell - it's also personal.powell: "ironically enough, i grew up in new orleans, and my parents were unfortunately part of katrina. and that is something that we have always been taught, as a little child, to be prepared."powell is a regional instructor for the pillowcase project - which the red cross started two years ago. it's a one-time class that teaches children - usually between the ages of 8 and 12 - what kinds of items they should have handy in case of an emergency."an emergency radio, something to kind of spend the times if they're out of power, like today, maybe a flashlight." standup: "before child is given his or her own powell: "they get to be excited about it and have, things. and actually it calms children use those pillowcases - to prepare and hold their own emergency preparedness kit at home - which they can use emergency - if they can access it safely. powell says she understand how be prepared for the class.powell: "if you can help another child to calm then you've done the best child." the class has been taught to more than 3,000
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wfxr news. if you'd like to host a pillowcase project class at your organization - or if you know a family that needs a smoke detector installed - just head to virginia first dot com. w-f-x-r news has partnered up with the american red cross. we have a special ' fire prevention week' page - with resources to help you and your family. after winter storms, organizations like goodwill industries of the valleys often see a decrease in donations. and thats the time they need donations the most team members say they need clothes more than anything - but they are also accepting shoes and housewares.so if you are cleaning out your closet-- consider donating! elizabeth milne/marketing manager,goodwill industries of
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they are helping people in the community gain employment and over for hundred people get jobs in the community. so when you are shopping and donating at goodwill, you are helping people get back to work." donations can be dropped off at multiple locations in around the area including their store on melrose avenue in roanoke. when checking for school closing or delays, most parents watch tv, or wait for the robo-call, but more and more students are heading to twitter. in fact, according to roanoke city public schools, 85% of its twitter followers are high school students. over the past couple of days, the school district interacted with students on the social media site when asked about school closings, and the responses from the school had some thinking the account had been hacked. for example, when one person tweeted "we got school or nah," the response from the school
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for every tweet asking about school tomorrow, we will delay our decision by 30 minutes. jadha harper/11th time we ask, he says something smart, like just coming back, like not with a professional answer." a school spokesperson says the the account was not hacked ... they were simply being "playful and nothing more." by the way, students in roanoke city will head back to class two hours late this morning. a cold front will cross through the ohio valley today andtonight...then will dissipate over the mid atlantic region bythursday morning. high pressure builds in behind the front andwill cover much of the eastern united states on thursday. a lowpressure system in the upper mississippi valley friday will moveeast across
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imagine waking up and seeing this out your window! this fallen tree was a reality on tuesday for one roanoke family. wfxr's paris holmes has more. "we don't know where this tree came from it just fell out of the sky."peg mcguire and her family of windsor hills in southwest roanoke woke up to this..a down tree...down power lines....and worst of all a down and out nissan quest. " i don't think it's taken out a car like this before." maquire says her neighborhood is heavily wooded. they thought they were already prepared--removing trees they thought could hit
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didn't like my van" but, nonetheless she's relieved. everyone is ok--her husband left an hour before the tree came down, and most importantly her two boys where safe inside. her oldest timothy says he wasn't scared by all the damage, but he did feel kind of bad for his mom. "that was my mom's car and it cost a lot of money to get it." maquire says fire department and power company responded quickly and luckily her home, unlike her car, was not damaged, so she's just thankful we still have internet and power and we can get cable so we're happy .... unfortunately her van isn't, so mcguire says she's be spending the rest of her week talking with insurance adjusters and looking for a new car. in roanoke, paris
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coming up on good day virginia:an unwelcomed discovery inside a california subway lands a woman in jail! plus.. rocking for a reason! three months after the paris terror attacks, an american band retakes the stage in a moving tribute. this is good day
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vowing to nominate a
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antonin scalia, no matter what! on the republican side, they plan to block any nominee until a new president is in office. democrats are defending the president's position, hillary cliton even calling any threat to halt the process quote disgraceful. scalia's empty chair on the u-s supreme court will not go unoticed. black wool crepe has been draped on the chair of the former justice and on the bench in front of his seat. a source close to scalia's family says a public viewing will be held on friday, with private services on saturday. antonin scalia was 79-years-old. the band performing on stage during the terrorist attack at the bataclan in paris back in stage on tuesday night for a tribute concert.the eagles of death metal say their return to paris is a quote sacred duty.the terrorist attacks targeted the theater and six other locations throughout the city and left 130 dead.isis claimed responsibility for the attacks. investigation of the sinking of the el faro cargo ship is underway.coast guard hearings will take place for the next
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hearings is to find the facts behind what happened to the ship that sank with 33 crew members on board in october of last year during hurricane joaquin. the hearings come just a week after the ntsb announced it will begin a new search for the cargo ship's data recorder.that search will start in april. a newborn baby is recovering in the hospital this morning after being found abandoned in a subway bathroom near los angeles. police say the woman who gave birth to the baby is homeless and was on narcotics drugs. they were able to track her down and arrest her. good news this morning, the baby is expected to make a full recovery and is being cared for by hospital staff. the nation's largest airline is suing the company that provides wi-fi for its planes. the reason.. because its too slow!american airlines filed that lawsuit against gogo on tuesday.they are also asking to be let go from their contract that runs through 2018.gogo says new technology
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faster wi-fi experience for passengers. a former treasury secretary says the u-s should get rid of the one-hundred dollar bill. larry summers says the one-hundred dollar bill should be scrapped to make life more difficult for tax cheats and other criminals. he cites a newly-published study from the harvard business school. the study argues... eliminating larger denomination bills would have little downside for legitimate commerce, but it says it would make life far more difficult for people who are breaking
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a cold front will cross through the ohio valley today andtonight...then will dissipate over the mid atlantic region bythursday morning. high pressure builds in behind the front andwill cover much of the eastern united states on thursday. a lowpressure system in the upper mississippi valley
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the great lakes on saturday. today...partly sunny. highs in the mid 40s. northwest winds around 10 mph..tonight...partly cloudy in the evening...then clearing. lows inthe mid 20s. northwest winds around 10 mph with gusts up to20 mph. .thursday...sunny. highs in the mid 40s. northwest winds around10 mph in the morning...becoming light and variable..thursday night...mostly clear in the evening...then becomingpartly cloudy. lows in the upper 20s. light and variable winds. .friday...mostly sunny. highs around 50. south winds around 10 mph. gusts up to 25 mph in the afternoon..friday night through sunday...partly cloudy. lows around 40.highs in the mid 50s..sunday night...mostly cloudy. lows in the lower 40s..monday...mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers.highs in the mid 50s..monday night and tuesday...mostly cloudy with a 40 percentchance of showers.
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**ruff** at the westminster kennel club dog show as perfect canines showed off their pageant, poise and form. we'll meet the top dog,
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new this morning: you're looking at the top dog from the westminster kennel club dog show. california journey, cj for short, a german shorthaired pointer took the top prize! he is a 3-
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head to your neighborhood enterprise car sales and let the people who buy more vehicles than anyone...
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a cold front will cross through the ohio valley today andtonight...then will dissipate over the mid atlantic region by >> 8:00 now. the temperatures in the 20s and the 30s in the region and starting to rebound in spots. we'll find out more in the way of milder temperatures as we head through the next couple of days. a decent amount of sunshine for some of us today and others stuck in the clouds but temperatures climbing in the 40s to near 50 for many of us. 30s in the new river valley. bundle up if you're headed out and about this morning and before it does start to warm up for us. the weekend looking fantastic. all the details in the full pinpoint forecast in just a couple of minutes. "good day, virginia" returns right now. for choosing good day virginia. it's wednesday february 17.i'm january keaton. and i'm kyle benjamin.

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