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tv   WFXR News Good Day Virginia 7  FOX  February 23, 2016 7:00am-8:00am EST

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citizen. moist southeast winds aloft will run over the top of a cool wedgeof high pressure at the surface...resulting in rain across theregion tonight through tuesday. on wednesday...a strong storm system will move through the region from the southwest...bringingheavy rain showers and gusty winds to the area. canadian highpressure will then build into the region and bring much colder temperatures to the area into the weekend. on the move! historic slave buildings in botetourt county are set to be relocated in a matter of
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those in the community."we all want to sincerely apologize to you on this incident" despite that apology from roanoke county officials, a community meeting on recent issues at northside high school gets heated. and remembering a local legend. we take a look back at the life of al holland senior and his influence on roanoke's rail history through the years. good morning, it's tuesday, february 23rd. thanks for starting your morning with good day virginia. i'm kyle benjamin. and i'm january keaton. happening right now as jason just mentioned.. the rain is setting in across southwest and central virginia and could impact your morning commute. wfxr's taylor kanost is monitoring
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he's live in salem with more. hey jason. i'll start with the good news - this is just rain. thankfully temperatures are happening today, news. kanost wfxr in salem, taylor reporting live in
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happening today, weather permittingcrews will begin the process of moving two historic slave dwellings in botetourt county.at a recent rally, protestors said they hoped to have their day in court before work resumed to relocate two buildings at the historic greenfield plantation.a statement from botetourt county officials say parts of international drive will be blocked as crews work to move the first structure starting at 9-am. deputies are still working to sort out a scare in bedford county. this was the scene along jordantown road in the stewartsville area of the county just after 8-o'clock. our crew on the scene saw several people being interviewed and officers
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right now, it's still unclear if any shots were fired. deputies tell wfxr news they expect to release more information later today. virginia's supreme court has denied an appeal for the man covicted of abducting and killing alexis murphy. randy taylor was found guilty back in 2014 of murder and abduction in the disappearance of murphy. taylor has maintained innocence all along. a judge sentenced him to serve two life sentences in july 2014. a community meeting between parents and school officials got heated at northside high school. that meeting comes after a threat last week at the school, that parents say wasn't handled properly. wfxr's solina lewis was at that meeting and has reaction from parents and a response from school officials. "this is how we handled it? that's what the policy was?" nats clappingparents and community members at northside high school were furious after finding out a day after the fact about an alleged gun threat at the school last wednesday..."he said it was one of his classmates was going to bring a gun in"some parents said they heard through social media about the threat before being notified by the school..."when i got the phone call to go and pick him up i wasn't alarmed
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us the day before"school board members tried to calm the crowd and say the threat was blown out of proportion because of social media--- students however, did not see eye to eye on that...saying they only turned to social media when they weren't wanted from officials..."as students and i think all the were telling each other that because we were worried about our safety"the meeting turned into a heated discussion about breakdown in communication well as a concern over a lack of security..."i was never asked for my identification, even who i was, just a student name and he came out"the school board acknowledged the need for new policy in how to handle similar situations, and apologized several times for their handling of this threat..."we all want to sincerely apologize to you on
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that was solina lewis reporting. that meeting was originally intended to address the school's adminstration after the principal stepped down and the assistant principal was reassigned. the school has named an interim principal who will oversee the school for the rest of the school year. moist southeast winds aloft will run over the top of a cool wedgeof high pressure at the surface...resulting in rain across theregion tonight wednesday...a strong storm system will move through the region from the
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showers and gusty winds to the area. canadian highpressure will then build into the region and bring much colder
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wfxr news is your local election headquarters. ohio governor and gop presidential hopeful john kasich ended a three-stop virginia tour on monday, looking to boost support in advance of virginia's primary next tuesday.he first stopped at virginia commonwealth university where he told his personal story and answered questions on student debt, immigration and social security.he then went on to speak at george mason university and in kasich finished fifth saturday in the south carolina republican primary, with 7-point-6 percent of the vote. ted cruz has asked his current communications director, rick tyler to resign. the news comes just days after tyler distributed a video falsely depicting rival candidate marco rubio dismissing the bible. meanwhile republican frontrunner, donald trump is criticizing cruz's campaign from posting the rubio video. trump has called cruz a liar at almost every stump
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the man accused of killing six people in michigan faces numerous charges. this morning, we're hearing from a man who was inside one of jason dalton's cabs the night of the shooting.
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making national news this morning: the man accused of killing six people in michigan was denied bail at his first court appearance on monday. jason dalton - an uber driver - and former insurance adjuster - with no criminal history is accused of carrying out the- seemingly random - shooting attacks. this morning, we're hearing from a attacks.shooting the area into temperatures to
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making national news this morning: the man accused of killing six people in michigan was denied bail at his first court appearance on monday. jason dalton - an uber driver - and former insurance adjuster - with no criminal history is accused of carrying out the- seemingly random - shooting attacks. this morning, we're hearing from a man who was inside one of dalton's rides on saturday night. matt mellen says dalton introduced himself as me-me and had his dog in the back of his car. the next thing he knew, dalton was driving 80 miles an hour down west main sideswipping cars. walter randolph reports. matt mellen is counting his lucky stars this morning.... "pretty scary ordeal. especially to be so closely involved with it. i'm just happy i'm safe."mellan was a passenger in alleged gunman jason dalton's car while he was working as an uber driver before allegedly opening fire on 8 people across kalamazoo county.mellen says dalton was acting strange. "he introduced himself with a different name than what jason was that comes up for uber."sitting in the back of that chevy equinox was dalton's dog. "we got a mile from my house and then he got a telephone call and after he got that telephone call he started driving really erratically. we were running stop signs."dalton allegedly hitting 80 miles an hour down west main avenue while sideswipping cars. "we were driving through medians, driving through the lawn, speeding along and when we came to a stop, i jumped out
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says that's when he called police. "he wouldn't stop. he just kind of kept looking at me like-don't you want to get to your friend's house and i'm like i want to get their alive."once he got to his friend's house, he told his fiance what happened.she posted this warning so others wouldn't be harmed. "we posted the picture on facebook just so our friends wouldn't get in the car with him if they had to take an uber that night." mellen says he jumped out of dalton's car around 4:30 saturday afternoon.police believe dalton opened fire at the meadows townhomes around 6 o'clock before allegedly shooting 7 more people between 10 o'clock and 10:30. "i'm upset because i tried contacting uber after i had talked to the police saying
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that was that was walter randolph reporting. uber says it received complains about erratic driving by dalton. by the way, there is no death penalty in michigan, but each murder charge against dalton carries a mandatory life sentence. this week is all about the future of the farming community.coming up in our ag life report, we'll show you the local students and their projects! and the crew at black dog salvage is ready for their season 5 debut! you're
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farmers of america week is happening this week and here locally, some kids are showing off their hard work!lord botetourt high school opened it's doors to students who displayed their projects on poster boards and some even brought in live animals. students say it's a way to show the community what the youth in the club have accomplished in the agriculture industry. tess seibel/ student leader in ffa: "it's important to have a new generation coming into the farm. we have new ideas and a new outlook on life, but we also are ready to learn and we're ready to jump right into this industry and we have to get the youth involved so that this industry can continue
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our country."students say the club gives them not only great opportunities in farming, but also career opportunities and public speaking. if you are doing something unique for f-f-a week, we want hear about it- and feature you in our ag life report!email news-at virginia first dot com with your contact information and any pictures of your work! our local salvage dawgs celebrities are at it again for a fifth season on the diy network and this time black dog molly may, the crew's pup-in-training, will make her national debut.this is molly may on her first birthday a few weeks back.the show, salvage dawgs, stars locals robert kulp and mike whiteside, who own roanoke's black dog salvage, and follows
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next hour, we'll sit down with the crew from black dog salvage and the pups too! speeding up service! that's the goal behind starbucks reward program overhaul! plus.. preventing fraud with selfies? how mastercard is revamping modern
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part of the starbuck reward
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some changes. starbucks overhauled the program- to speed up checkout times. under the old program- members got one star per visit- and it didn't matter how much was spent. as a result- some customers were asking to ring up a series of items in separate transactions. now, it's based on how much you spend! a lot of people use cards every single day. maybe you'll even use a credit card to purchase some of that starbucks! well.. new this morning. mastercard is taking a unique
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way to pay! mary moloney reports. forget a password.mastercard is launching new technology so you can use selfies to approve online purchases.the company says selfies and fingerprint scans are safer than typed passwords.especially since many of our passwords are easy for scammers to guess.if you want to use your pic to pay -- download the mastercard identity check app.it has you take a selfie each time you buy something online.your face or fingerprint will be scanned to prove it's you spending the money -- and not a scammer.but you won't be able to use the same picture over and over. mastercard makes you blink -- to show that you are taking that pic as you shop.the fingerprint scan is a little easier.especially if you have a new iphone with the technology already built in. but it's not just mastercard that's looking for new ways to prevent fraud.if you have an hsbc account -- you will soon be able to use your fingerprint and voice to access money.and mastercard is researching ways to use your heartbeat and scans of your eyes to authenticate purchases. this could be the future of protecting online shoppers
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winds aloft will run over the top of a cool wedgeof high pressure at the surface...resulting in rain across theregion tonight through tuesday. on wednesday...a strong storm system will move through the region from the southwest...bringingheavy rain showers and gusty winds to the area. canadian highpressure will then build into the region and bring much colder temperatures to the area into the weekend.
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starting your morning with good day virginia. i'm january keaton. and i'm kyle benjamin. new this morning the white house has rolled has its economic report -- saying the economy is doing better than ever fox's kevin corke crunches the numbers in perhaps his boldest proclamations yet about the pace and direction of the economy, president obama today told a gathering of the nation's governors... that the u.s. economy remains the envy of the world!obama says: "we've got the best cards. we've got the best businesses, we've got the best technology, the best innovation, the best workers. 11:47:57 we are a free market dynamic economy like nobody else." the president's sentiments.... echoed by today's white house economic report...which predicts continued growth for the u.s. economy... 2.7% in 2016 and by 2.5% in 2017.... bolstered by low unemployment.. which the council of economic advisers project at just 4.7% in 2016..and a touch lower in 2017 at 4.5%.earnest says: "it's not just a matter of taking the white house's word for it, there's a story to tell across the country about the strength of our economy." despite the rosy assessment, anxiety about the recovery has emerged as a major theme of the 2016 presidential campaign...fox news pollin fact, the latest fox news poll found that 45% of those surveyed said they felt like the economy was getting worse. up from 43% from march 2015. 42% said it was better... 12% the same. while the white house would expect criticism over its economic performance from the right, the faced his share of friendly fire from fellow democrats as well! sanders says: "people in nevada and around this country are working longer hours for
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new income and wealth is going for the top 1 percent."says: "we need our economy, that can't be exported." the comments drew a sharp rebuke from vp joe biden, who warned democrats to buck the increasingly negative narrative... quoted in politico.com, mr. biden said, biden says: "if everybody doesn't buck it, gospel." but analysts say people feel uneasy about the economy for a good reason... and it has little to do with the so- called negative narrative... boccia says: "they know that their job opportunities they're having a tougher time getting loans at banks, and it's like the affordable care act and dodd frank, 14:38:23 policies this administration pushed on this economy."corke says: "the white house, of course, is eager to point out the fact that the deficit, as a share of gdp, is down dramatically during the president's two 75 percent. but what they don't like to talk about as much is the debt. 19-trillion dollars, on the president's watch. and it's a bill he'll be passing on to the next occupant. at
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moist southeast moist southeast the weekend.the area into
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as black history month enters its final week, we take a look at the influence one roanoke man held on the railroad and the advice he gave that will continue to influence generations to come.al holland sr. passed away in december, but not before leaving a lasting memory with anyone who met him.he had worked his entire career on the railroad ... beginning as a janitor, retiring as a manager.today, a group he co-founded, the "african american railroad heritage group," has every intention of taking the work holland started and carrying it on for years to come. here's wfxr's becky freemal with more. :09-:12:33-:45 1:01-1:11 1:34 - 1:53 we last sat down with al holland sr. in february of 2015.1:27 into pkg-look your best, do you best, and the best will come to you.a soft spoken man - filled with plenty of advice.a man who led by example.mary lee cabbler 6:00:27-he was open and receptive of people in general. lessons still remembered by his colleagues and fellow members of the norfolk and western african american heritage group ... a group he helped found 20 years ago. :33-:45 rev. clinton scott 56:09-he was on city council, and he had the idea of making
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really treated that time. in his 98 years on this earth, al holland sr. blazed a trail.and it's that success his colleagues plan to build on ... and share ... for generations to come.1:01-1:11 mary lee cabbler6:02:30-you have to remember that we need to move forward and grow as an entity, to make sure no one loses the thought and the process of what has gone into getting to where you are today. nats from 2015 pkg .. of guys working on rr3:09 into pkg - it didn't bother me, because the law said we were unpromotable men.during his time working with the railroad, holland witnessed major change.he began as a janitor - and made his way to management, before retiring. 1:34 - 1:53 1:30 into pkg - you would see them in the neighborhood and you'd notice how they dressed, how they carried themselves and then you'd get to talk to them on various occasions and they would tell you things like, use your head for something other than a hat rack. put your shirt tail in boy.nats of meetingstill meeting every month, al holland sr.'s passing leaves a void in the group.rev scott57:44-i hope it has been an educational experience. of how we should treat one another.... adding even more fuel to their passion to continue what holland began. rev scott 59:04-you talk about race relation, he had it. he didn't know any race, he just know a person and i think that was wonderful about him.2:17 into pkg - i'm glad the way i came
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next on good day virginia: how often do you brush your teeth? we're talking teeth cleaning and proper hygene when good day virginia
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in health news this morning: having a stroke isn't just something you have to worry about when you get older. doctors say more people in thier 40's and 50's are having strokes. experts say-- risk factors-- including poor diet, smoking, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes-- increase the chances of someone having a stroke at a young age. andrew wong/neurologist and muscular specialist: "a good acronym you can use is called fast, which stands for face, indicating drooping of the face on one side or the other. arm, indicating drooping of the arm. speech, indicating a difficulty of speech and the last is t for time. time is of the essence." doctors suggest getting routine check ups --to make sure your cholesterol and blood pressure levels are normal-- which will help prevent a stroke. sugary foods and drinks may be causing serious harm to your children's teeth. and if their teeth aren't
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everyday you may end up paying for it big time. for children's dental health awareness month - - wfxr's paris holmes is live with a dentist to talk about the proper way to brush and floss. good morning january --- did you know that dentist recommend brushing up to 4 minutes to make sure you get all the plaque off their teeth. dr. john davis is here to talk to us about proper brushing because that's what's leading to all the cavities you're seeing practice. what is the proper way to brush a baby's teeth? vo -- show us how to floss? talk to us about some of the foods we should avoid especially after that final brush before bedtime?when should we start taking our
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moist southeast run over the top of a cool wedgeof high pressure at the surface...resulting in rain across theregion tonight through tuesday. on wednesday...a strong storm system will move through the region from the southwest...bringheavy rain showers and gusty winds to the area. canadian highpressure will then build into the region and bring much colder
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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 soaking rain for the last couple of days and more on the way for tomorrow with national weather service raising the flood watch for tomorrow evening. we have moderate and heavy rainfall making the way through the region right now. take the umbrella when you head out the door. you'll need it take.

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