tv WFXR News Good Day Virginia 5 FOX February 18, 2016 5:00am-5:59am EST
in the area same watching the thursday, february 18th. thanks for making good day virginia part of your morning. i'm january keaton and i'm kyle benjamin. we start this morning with a traffic alert out of wythe county. a tractor trailer accident near mile marker 86 on interstate 81 is causing major delays right now. all northbound lanes are closed, along with the south left shoulder and south left lane. traffic is backed up for around 2 miles. traffic is being diverted off at exit 84 then back onto 81
we're also following a developing story out of henry county: deputies there want to know if you've seen this woman: 62-year-old bernice proctor. she's from ruckersville and is 5 feet 10 inches tall, around 130 pounds and has black hair and brown eyes. shortly before 4-30, on wednesday, deputies received a call about a suspicious car parked near old liberty drive in martinsville. deputies say that vehicle does belong to proctor. family members say they haven't heard from proctor and did not know her whereabouts. again, take a good look at this photo of bernice proctor. the henry county sheriff's office and virginia state police are actively searching for her right now. anyone with information on proctor's whereabouts is asked to call 911. appalachian power crews continue to work on power outages caused by monday night's ice storm. less than 10 precent of the nearly 50,000 customers who lost power earlier this week remain without power this morning. wfxr's taylor kanost is in roanoke county with the latest
fire prevention week continues here at wfxr and emergency responders are reminding people that installing smoke detectors in your home can save lives.wfxr's charlie cooper spoke to a local fire department and the red cross about how they're helping the community take an active role in protecting their families. 5-1021-27100-106 nat sound of smoke alarmit's a modest investment that can save your
specialista lot of people either dont have smoke alarms or even worse they have smoke alarms that they think work but actually dont. they are teaming up with roanoke fire ems to install smoke alarms in as many homes as possible. charlie cooper, reportingafter facing some fatal fires in southeast roanoke last year, roanoke fire ems installed 66 of these smoke detectors in that area alone.kim krulikowski- red cross, disaster program specialistwe offer these alarms to anybody, whether they rent or own. whether they're in a single family home, a modular home or an apartment. she recommends that people replace their fire alarms after five years and install one on every level of the house including the basement- but there are some places to avoid.kim krulikowski- red cross, disaster program specialistin the kitchen, bathroom, near fire places, anywhere you're likely to get a false alarm. nat sound alarmwhen it comes to picking the right alarm, roanoke fire ems says it depends on what works best in your home.tiffany bradbury- fire prevention specialist- roanoke fire emsthey have some
the fire department and the red cross also have smoke detectors that can alert the deaf or hard of hearing if a fire breaks out. to request a free fire alarm and installation --- we've got the information you need to know on our website, virginia first dot-com two planned parenthood locations in southwest virginia are moving under one roof. the roanoke and blacksburg offices are consolidating their efforts. the blacksburg location will now be used for community education and advocacy work. patients will be treated at the roanoke location on peters creek road.a representative told wfxr news that they're making change to better serve more patients. the blacksburg location opened more than 30 years ago, before many other locations that provided women's health services.
police department is beefing up its force. wfxr's kristen eskow spoke with officials - who say- adding more staff- won't come out of the taxpayers pocket. 00-0530-35 the danville city council has approved the addition of four new officers to the danville police department - and officials say more officers can always help fight crime.right now the police force is budgeted to have 131 officers - but only has 125 on staff due to a high level of turnover - as some officers leave the department. now - the police department can have up to 135 officers on staff.officials say after several city jobs were cut several years ago due to budgeting issues, this addition of officers - comes as welcome news."double the amount of officers would be great. of course that's not going to happen, so any addition would be good. any additional officer we can get patrolling would be better. more eyes out there.officials say the added positions will be paid for - with the police department's personnel fund. that fund collects money from unfilled positions in the police department - that would have been used to pay those employees. officials say right now - that fund has about $300,000.the danville police department says it will decide how to use the new officer positions and when they will be filled - at a later time.
new this morning:roanoke city officials have named an acting police chief to replace retiring chief chris perkins. current deputy chief tim jones will fill this role starting march 1st.jones has served on the city's police force since 1981, and currently commands the uniform operations division.a national search will be conducted for perkins' replacement. concealed guns in the classroom! it's been a hot topic here in virginia. now, one college in texas gives the green light! plus.. apple is challenging a judge's order to help the f-b-i unlock an i- phone. why it may be headed to the supreme court! you're watching good day
area for today and tonight. a lowpressure system in the upper mississippi valley friday will moveeast across the great lakes on saturday. this system will bring aweak cold front into our region on friday night.today...sunny. highs in the lower 40s. light and variable winds. .tonight...partly cloudy in the evening...then becoming mostlycloudy. lows in the mid 20s. light and variable winds. .friday...mostly sunny. highs in the upper 40s. south winds around 10 mph. gusts up to 25 mph in the afternoon..friday night...partly cloudy. not as cool with lows in the upper 30s. southwest winds around 10 mph with gusts up to 25 mph. .saturday...partly sunny. not as cool with highs around 60. westwinds around 10 mph with gusts up to 25 mph..saturday night...partly cloudy. lows in the lower 40s..sunday and sunday night...mostly cloudy. highs around 60. lowsin the lower 40s..monday...mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of rain. highsin the lower 50s..monday night...mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of rain.lows in the mid 30s. .tuesday...cloudy with a 40 percent chance of rain. highs in thelower 40s..tuesday night...rain likely. lows in the mid 30s. chance of rain60 percent..wednesday...rain
national headlines this morning. the university of texas is the latest school to allow guns in classrooms. the school's president approved guidelines that comply with state laws on wednesday.the law allows concealed handgun license holders to bring their weapons into the classroom starting next year. here in virginia, liberty university allows concealed carry on campus. apple's c-e-o says the company opposes a judge's order to help the f-b-i break into one of the san bernrdino shooter's phones. as scott mclean reports, this case
to the supreme court. for investigators in the san bernardino terror attack, getting into the minds of the shooters, means getting into their phone... more than two months later... they're still locked out by a simple passcode.: "it is a big problem for law enforcement armed with a search warrant. you know in san bernardino, a very important investigation to us, we still have one of those killer's phones that we have not been able to open."a judge has ordered apple to help the fbi hack into that phone... an order the company is opposing.in a public letter, ceo tim cook says the order would create a "backdoor to the iphone" -- something "too dangerous to create" -- a position he's made public before.: "if you put a back door in, that back door is for everyone, good guys and bad guys."but apple is up against the fbi and the justice department -- both with the backing of the white house...: "they're simply asking for something that would have an impact on this one device."but cook says that's not the case writing that "once created, the technique could be used over and over again, on any
this was the scene out front of an apple store in san francisco. people marched in opposition to that government court order we just talked about. another string of demonstrations will kick off on february 23 across the u-s as well. one republican presidential candidate is getting a big endorsement ahead of the south carolina primary. south carolina govenrnor nikki haley says she is endorsing senator marco rubio.the support from the popular second-term govenor could potentially help rubio in the palmetto state, where he trails donald trump and ted cruz in the polls. hillary clinton's campaign is launching tv ads in the commonwealth ahead of
first add is running in the richmond area. clinton is running against vermont senator bernie sanders for the democratic nomination. virginia is one of 11 states that will make up the so-called super tuesday democratic primary contests. ahead on good day virginia: there's more to making the perfect steak than you think. how one farmer says- he gets perfect meat everytime. plus...one farm gives chickens a whole new level of freedom. we'll show you why when good day virginia returns in two
happy cows are productive cows according to one farmer- who lets his herd roam free.in our ag life report, wfxr's solina lewis shows us why this technique- leads to a tasty outcome. 12-16 "these are some of the steaks we do the grass fed beef, this is a t bone"what jack furhmann says is special about his t bones though, is that he makes sure his cattle feel as at home as possible... "so in the grass growing season were moving them two times a day to fresh grass"by moving them around his hundred plus acre farm, he says the animals are healthier... "theyre not always around their feces where there's parasites and things"....and happier..."another thing we do is we let the calves stay with
our father's farm also gives free range chicken a new meaning. the two flocks wander around the large property, guarded by a dog. furhmann says the eggs the animals produce are a more nutritious and tastier product because of their lifestyle on the farm. "these animals are out in ther animal produces a healthier product if it's eggs dairy and meat
animal"fuhrmann has his 9 kids help wash and package the eggs, taking them to farmers markets in lynchburg when they're ready... this house might be missing a few shingles and have some other problems, but that's not stopping it from being sold with a high price tag!more on this tiny house, next! one of the cool perks of this place
this three-bedroom, two- bathroom home was put on the market two weeks ago in vancouver, canada with a pretty price tag! two and a half million dollars. that was 80-thousand dollars more than the asking price. the reason for such the high price... it's in one of vancouver's busiest areas! so far, several offers have been placed on the house. city officials say they hope
high pressure builds into the area for today and tonight. a lowpressure system in the upper mississippi good morning, it's thursday, february 18th. thanks for making good day virginia part of your morning. i'm kyle benjamin. and i'm january keaton. the internet keeps the world connected, but the digital universe also has a dark side.
2016 local investigators arrested 2 men who allegedly abducted teenage girls they met online.most recently a virginia tech student is in jail for the murder of 13- year-old nicole lovell...investigators say they met online. there is a local task force that strictly focuses on cyber crimes against childrenas wfxr's sophia borrelli reports-- the group is trying to keep more kids from becoming targets and investigators say it starts with parents
1:432:23 - 2:34 3:24 - 3:29 nat of phone message going offin this day and age, kids and teens can communicate with anyone in the world, but unfortunately some say that is not always a good thing. laura lathem/mother of 11 year old boy: "mindboggling."laura lathem is the mother of an 11 year old boy. she was shocked at some
for more information about how to talk with your teen about their online activity, you can head to our website at virginiafirst.com. high pressure builds into the area for today and tonight. a lowpressure system in the upper mississippi valley friday will moveeast across the great lakes on saturday. this system will bring aweak cold front into our region on friday
13-1828-34 the disturbing 9-1-1 call had officers with the ronceverte west virginia police department rushing to save a baby baby-- left out in the cold-- in 3 inches of water-- near corner of greenbrier and pocohontas avenue.julian byer- when we got there, we were able to put the child actually in one of our coats and put it in the car in some heat until ems arrived on scene.police say the child lived with a couple in a house at that intersection. neighbors were horrified.brantlee elwell- i hate to hear that. it's very scary, it's scary having little children and trying to keep your house secure and sometimes that's hard to do. i'm sure it's devastating for the family.brantlee elwell lives just down the road from where the child was found. she is also the mother of four children. she says incidents like this-- is something she says many parents fear. brantlee elwell: it's something i've been afraid of before and we've had to take safety measures. each kid is different. some kids are quite tricky and resourceful and can do things pretty early on in age.she says that accidents happen all the time.she's hoping this was an accident as well.sotbrantlee elwell: i like to think most people try to care for their children
that was wfxr's travell eiland reporting. right now, child protective services is investigating. they have also removed a second child from the suspects home. toyota is recalling over a million 2006 to 2012 rav-4 and 2012-2014 rav4 ev. a crash could cause the metal seat cushion frame to snap, not fully retraining passengers. toyota dealers will add resin covers to the seat cushion frame for free. a letter is expected to go out to owners by the end of next week. people who live in flint, michigan and government officials know that their water is undrinkable. but, a new study shows they paid the highest rates in the nation for that toxic water. that study shows that
hundred-64 dollars a year for water service, that's nearly double the national average. one of the study's authors recommends that water and sewer service shouldn't exceed 3-percent of a household income.in flint... those charges totaled about 7- percent. zika virus out of the u-s blood supply. the agency is asking people who recently traveled to affected countries to wait four weeks before donating blood. most people affected by zika don't show any symptoms. but doctors say the four-week wait should be enough for their immune systems to clear the virus. new this morning: u-p-s is planning to expand passport services at all of its 45-hundred stores across the country. one of the new changes will allow customers to schedule appointments for passport photos. u-p-s reported an eight-percent increase in passport service-sales last month over january of 2015.
something you don't think about until you have to go on a trip. but listen to this. nearly 49 million passports will expire -- just within the next three years. that can mean massive wait times. mary moloney has more on what you can do to stay ahead of the game! need a passport?the u-s government says it could take six weeks just to get your passport renewed.that's longer than usual.here's why.within the next three years -- 49 million people's passports will expire.you can thank a 2007 federal law for the avalanche of renewals.it requires u-s citizens to carry a passport when traveling to canada -- mexico -- the caribbean -- and bermuda.even if your passport is current -- most european countries will not accept passports within six months of their expiration dates.to get your passport quicker -- act now.photos can be taken at many post offices -- drug stores -- even public libraries.the state department says -- pictures are the number one reason why renewals may be held up.to make sure your passport renewal isn't placed in purgatory -- be more like prince.seriously.the superstar' tweeted his epic passport pic -- and it meets all government regulations. it's the right size2-by-2taken on a plain white background. with no smile.the state prefers a more natural look.as prince demonstrates -- you can slay with no smileonce you get that perfect picture -- renew that passport by mail -- or in person at sanctioned locations for faster service.then relax and plan that next vacay away.
veterans-listen up. if you need to make a will or handle other legal matters, but don't have the money. there may be some help coming soon. wfxr's paris holmes is going to tell us how virginia's attorney general is bringing free legal services to the roanoke valley. good morning kyle and january- -attorney general mark herring wants to give virginia's veterans and their families the piece of mind that their future is secure if something
the break. you never know how important it is to have a will until you need one, and by then it's probably too late. those types of documents can offer peace of mind in times of trouble, and wfxr's paris holmes is here to tell us how attorney general mark herring is helping virginia's veterans pro bono. good morning january and kyle, several volunteer lawyers from
bar are coming to roanoke to help make those wills you spoke of, as well as, power of attorney, advanced medical directives, and notary services for free. . the clinic is just one of several being held throughout the state to specifically help some of virginia's low income veterans who may not have the finances to pay for these legal documents. sometimes they cost between 500 and 1000 dollars and for veterans particular seniors living on a fixed income or perhaps a student going to school under the gi bill. it may be out of reach for them. the free legal clinics for veterans will be held at virginia western community college on thursday march 3rd. veterans who are interested must fill out a questionnaire and make an appointment before the actual clinic on the attorney general's website a-g dot virginia dot gov. they cannot expect walk in appointments. the attorney general says estate planning requires some
discussion before officially documenting it, so that needs to be handled before march 3rd. in the studio, paris holmes, wfxr news. i get out of work and i go to the store, and somebody's, smellin' around, "mmm! i smell cookies." i say, "oh no, you just smell me. i just got out of work. that's honey bunches of oats, that's all." i say "don't eat me now." it's always worth remembering... that icing the cinnamon rolls is a privilege not a right. unleash the power of dough. give it a pop.
shift your thinking about buying your next one. high pressure builds into the area for today and tonight. a lowpressure system in the upper mississippi valley friday will moveeast across the great lakes on saturday. this system will bring aweak cold front into our region on friday night.today...sunny. highs in the lower 40s. light and variable winds. .tonight...partly cloudy in the evening...then becoming mostlycloudy. lows in the mid 20s. light and variable winds. .friday...mostly sunny. highs in the upper 40s. south winds around 10 mph. gusts up to 25 mph in the afternoon..friday night...partly cloudy. not as cool with lows in the upper 30s. southwest winds around 10 mph with gusts up to 25 mph. .saturday...partly sunny. not as cool with highs around 60. westwinds around 10 mph with gusts up to 25 mph..saturday night...partly cloudy. lows in the lower 40s..sunday and sunday night...mostly cloudy. highs around 60. lowsin the lower 40s..monday...mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of rain. highsin the lower 50s..monday night...mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of rain.lows in the mid 30s. .tuesday...cloudy with a 40 percent chance of rain. highs in thelower 40s..tuesday night...rain likely. lows in the mid 30s. chance of rain60 percent..wednesday...rain likely. highs in the lower
in health news this morning.. jim morelli explains how there may be non-drug related ways to treat migranes before they start... medications can alleviate migraine symptoms, but there is no cure.there's not one thing we can do to end the migraines for all time at this point. but there are a lot of different options that we can offer - and we can hopefully and most likely get you to a better place than where you are.dr carolyn bernstein runs the headache center at boston's beth israel-deaconess medical center.a migraine sufferer herself, bernstein is exploring alternative ways to manage the disease.--nats--one thing she's come up with: indoor cycling. it's a form of exercise ideal for migraine sufferers, bernstein says,
impact...there's no pounding and it's possible cycling could have a beneficial effect on headaches.when we exercise, a lot of the time we feel better afterwards. we get all kinds of neurotransmitters going in our brain that can decrease pain levels.in boston jim morelli for c-n-n a new study found that your favorite hot drink- may have more sugar than a soda. the group- action on sugar- studied more than 100 hot drinks from coffee shops in the u-k--- including starbucks. they found some drinks contain 25 teaspoons of sugar- three times more sugar than a can of soda-- and more than 3 times the daily intake recommended by the american heart association. starbucks
stuffed teddy bears that were kidnapped from a store in wisconsin have been safely recovered- and their rescue was caught on a police dashcam. some women stole the bears-along with chocolates- from a drugstore. the police were able to stop the suspects' car, arrest the women and save the bears. whether or not the suspects face charges and the status of the chocolates remains a
lurking behind the keyboard. parents are warned about the dangers threatening their children on the internet.their children threatening warned about the parents are the keyboard.lurking behind lurking behind the keyboard. parents are warned about the dangers threatening their children on the internet. social media and the apps basically is allowing a virtual front door to your house to be open to anybody in