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at war." making a historic move.a group trying to keep former slave quarters on their current location make a different kind of offer to botetourt county supervisors.the donald trumps the nevada caucus... will his steamroller push into virginia next week on super tuesday. we're winning, winning, winning the country. and campaigning in the commonwealth, bernie sanders brings his effort to get the democratic nomination to our state. thank you for choosing good day virginia. it's wednesday february 24.i'm january keaton. and i'm kyle benjamin. we'll get those stories in just a moment, but first-- a
our newsroom. danville police are investigating an early morning homicide. shortly after midnight, officers responded to a home on halifax street.they found a man with gunshot wounds. police say firefighters pronounced the man dead at teh scene.police sent the body to the medical examiner's office to pinpoint the cause of death. we're waiting to find out more details as police investigation a death in northwest roanoke. roanoke police found a man dead inside a home in the 5-hundred block of westwood boulevard, just before 5-o'clock tuesday night. so far no arrests have been made. anyone with information is asked to call roanoke police. in christiansburg- two people are locked up on meth charges. larry browning and donna garder were picked up on multiple felony warrants yesterday. police were executing a search warrant when they found multiple one pot meth labs in a home- on alleghany street.three guns were also confiscated. investigators say there was evidence that a child lived there, but the child was not in the house at the time.
in botetourt county, leaders unanimously approved the lease of the botetourt center at greenfield. activists offered a last minute proposal to try and stop the continued move of two historic slave houses. but supervisors have yet to accept it. i was wrong when i thought the board would take into consideraton the will of the people. the topic has been the subject of heated debate in the county. some want the homes to remain on the property and preserved as historic landmarks.others say the land is need for economic development to bring mores money into the county.wfxr's kristen eskow has more. :13-:18:23-:281:07-1:12 as crews move one of the historic slave dwellings to a new location at the botetourt center at greenfield...those who want the houses to be kept where they are - are making their voices heard to the county board of supervisors. coon: "i sat there in my car and i cried. i absolutely cried to see that the slave dwelling had been moved." clinton: "we set aside an approrpriate area and an appropriate standoff distance from the industrial building,
can share the same site." stephen clinton is a former botetourt county supervisor. representing the friends of greenfield preston plantation and arguing for a stop work order, he has proposed a deal to the board - that would include a payment to the county of 40 thousand dollars raised by the group. that would go towards moving the buildings back to their original location - and redesigning construction plans to accommodate the buildings. then, over a three-week period - clinton says a collaboration panel would meet with the board of supervisors to try to come up with a new solution. at the end of that period - the group would offer at least 100 thousand dollars more to the county to also go towards stopping the move of the buildings. leffel: "the cabins were listed on the national historic registry in 2011. and that would've been a good time to start doing something for them."board of supervisors chair jack leffel says he understands the concerns of those in botetourt county interested in preserving history. he admits finding a balance between economic development and historical preservation - is not an easy process.leffel: "their money offer today was to help pay for the funding that is going to, will have to be spent for
thousand dollars that we already committed to it."for good day virginia, i'm kristen eskow, wfxr news. the friends of greenfield preston plantation asked the board of supervisors to make a decision on whether or not to move forward with the deal by midnight tonight. the second slave dwelling is scheduled to be moved thursday - weather permitting. wfxr news is your local election headquarters and it is three wins in a row for republican presidential candidate donald trump... this ... as the real estate mogul scores a big victory in the nevada caucuses tuesday night. the other g-o-p candidates are still holding out hope ahead of super tuesday as several states including virginia hold their primaries. but a new national poll will not boost their spirits.the latest
has increased his lead since jeb bush withdrew from the race over the weekend. the poll of likely republican voters finds trump with 36 percent of the support.that is a 15 point lead over senator marco rubio, who gets 21 percent.senator ted cruz is in third place with 17%.jackie ibanez, has more from new york. :12-:19:22-:25:41-:49:57-1:08 1:17-1:231:24-1:33continues his winning streak... as he crushes the other republican candidates in the nevada caucus. analysts say that after his loss in iowa... trump's developed a better ground game and organization. stirewalt says: "donald trump learned his lesson from iowa which is in these small turn out affairs, you got to get your people there, and he got his people there." he now plans to continue the momentum going in to super tuesday. trump says: " they keep forgetting that when people drop out we're going to get a lot of votes." while senator ted cruz won in iowa... he's since struggled... with some voters being turned off by his negative campaign ads... even failing to win the evangelical vote in south carolina. but the texas senator believes he still has a chance.cruz says: "the only campaign that has beaten donald trump, and the only campaign that can beat donald trump, is this
their say on the presidential race during tuesday's primary. it is one of several states taking part in super tuesday. clearer picture on who will get the nomination. democratic presideintial candidate bernie sanders was booed at his campaign rally in virginia today. he met with a crowd in norfolk and deflected boos from the crowd when he said he repected his competitor- hillary clinton.he told the crowd that wall street firms have donated to a super pac supporting clinton. "do not kid yourself wall street and i know something about this, wall street has endless supplies of money, i mean endless. for a normal human being you say 'well you know there's a certain amount of money we have' there is no certain amount of money. these guys have endless amounts of money to do what they want to do. they do not have me and they're never gonna have me! but this is what we are up against let me give you an example, one of the areas where my opponent on super tuesdayaisle will show the political - both sides of weekend.primary this vote in their will head out to democrats in differences."
democrats in south carolina democrats in south carolina will head out to vote in their primary this weekend. then next week -- both sides of the political aisle will show who they support on super tuesday we all know distracted driving puts motorists at greater risk of getting in an accident, but can strong emotions do the same? wfxr's taylor kanost joins us live in the studio with more on how virginia tech researchers hope to use this information to reduce your risks.. while you drive.
virginia tech transportation institute studied the driving habits of more than 3,500 volunteers across the united states to see if they could determine what is most likely to cause a car accident. not surprisingly, researchers found the chances a driver gets into accident more than double when they are distracted by a cell phone, using a touch screen menu on a vehicle instrument, or by reading and writing. drivers are also 13 times more likely to get in a wreck while traveling well over the speed limit. what may surprise you is drivers are nearly ten times as likely to get in a crash when they are observably angry, sad, crying, or emotionally agitated. researchers had previously hypothesized this was a factor in crashes, but this is the first time a study proved how much emotions impact our driving habits. we are finally at a stage where we have a sufficient amount of data in terms of actual crashes where we can estimate the risk of a crash. it's no longer the risk of maybe potentially being in a crash or almost being in a
also the first of its kind to compare the risks of sober and alert drivers to those drivers who are not sober. believe it or not, even though the participants knew they were being monitored, a number of drivers were caught driving under the influence of alcohol. on the other end of the spectrum, the study found factors like applying makeup or following a vehicle too closely actually had less of an impact on accidents than anticipated. researchers plan on spilling over this data for another ten years to help policymakers improve driver safety on the roads. reporting in the studio, taylor kanost
severe weather is possible across the region today. damaging wind gusts & tornadoes are the primary concern for us. there is also flooding concerns with heavy rain moving through and dumping over already saturated ground. high pressure will remain wedged south along the eastern slopes ofthe appalachians into tonight allowing periodic rounds of rain ordrizzle. on wednesday...a strong storm system...currently locatedin the southern plains...will move through the region from thesouthwest bringing gusty winds...heavy rain...and some thunderstorms. for the remainder of the week...canadian highpressure will build in bringing much colder temperatures alongwith
as jason said we are facing some heavy rain today, but some parts of the country have already had to deal with very severe weather.the details are still to come on good day virginia. next in our ag life report: turning a future farmers of america project into money for school!experts at virginia tech explain how!you're watching good day virginia. so, let me get this straight -- u.s. cellular has the phone you're looking for,
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it's future farmers of america week- aimed at letting aspiring farmers show off their projects. wfxr's sophia borrelli spoke with students at virginia tech on how to turn projects into money for school. 0:17 - 0:240:44 - 0:490:55 - 1:00 these are the faces of past f-f-a leaders. an organization that promotes leadership, public speaking and has a whole lot of history right here in the state of virginia. hoping to join those faces is zach jacobs who says he wanted to join because of family ties. zach jacobs/2014- 2015 ffa state president: "my dad was in the ffa growing up, so i figured that i'd give it a shot and it was something i really enjoyed."zach was last year's state president for ffa and now he is a freshmen at virginia tech but dreams of becoming a cattle farmer. zach jacobs/2014-2015 ffa state president: "be able to help feed my family as well as others around me too."he says f-f-a helped him prepare for college and professors at virginia tech agree. susan sumner/associate dean, college of agriculture and life sciences: "students that are very active in ffa really like agriculture, they have found agriculture as a passion and coming to virginia tech, they can do even more hands on work with the facuty."standup: "students say the leadership skills they learn in ffa can translate into any major they pick in college."zach jacobs/2014-2015 ffa state president: "used to be focused on the farm, and so now we are
agriculture in general and people with an interest in the industry and so with that, we are able to find careers of all over."zach says he hopes to continue to give back to an organization that has given him so many opportunities. in blacksburg, sophia borrelli wfxr news. the f-f-a state conference will be taking place at virginia tech in june. this year is the 90th for the the state convention. an update now to the ice rink
inc. says attendance for the first season of r-o-a elmwood on ice - exceeded its expectations.a spokesperson says more than 13 thousand, four hundred people visited the ice rink - and there were 16 private rentals of the rink. the group originally hoped about ten thousand people would come out to skate. the rink will be back next winter - but downtown roanoke inc. has an online survey to get the public's input about the first season. that survey is open until the end of the monthend of the monthopen until the season. about the first public's input to get the roanoke inc. has - but downtown back next winter rink will be back next winter - but downtown roanoke inc. has an online survey to get the public's input about the first season. that survey is open until the that survey is open until the end of the month end of the monththat survey is season. about the first public's input an online survey roanoke inc. has - but downtown rink will be to skate. the would come out about ten originally hoped rink. the group rentals of the 16 private and there were the
private re to get the public's input about the first high pressure will remain wedged south along the eastern slopes ofthe appalachians into tonight allowing periodic rounds of rain ordrizzle. on wednesday...a strong storm system...currently locatedin the southern plains...will move through the region from thesouthwest bringing gusty winds...heavy rain...and some thunderstorms. for the remainder of the week...canadian highpressure will build in bringing much colder temperatures alongwith
and don't forget you can get your latest weather and news on virginia first.com .... 24 hours a day. as jason just mentioned, the rain were expected to see later today is coming from the deep south and that extreme weather is already taking a toll on the southeast. new this at least three people were killed tuesday night across the deep south in mississippi. around 1- hundred trailers were damaged when a tornado slammed through a mobile home park. in the past 12 hours, there have been at least 15 reports of tornadoes in louisiana, mississippi and alabama. those states are all under state of emergencies right now. consumers have less confidence in the economy this
says a february reading was the lowest level in seven months. as worries about a slowing economy and tumbling stock prices took a toll. consumers' take of current conditions weakened due to less favorable views about business conditions and the labor market. the percentage of people saying business conditions were good fell to 26 percent, down from almost 28 percent. while the percentage that said business conditions were bad increased to almost 20 percent. prices at the pump -- holding steady at well below the two dollar mark -- according to gas-buddy-dot-com... the average price of gas holding at one-dollar-and-seventy-one- cents a gallon today. prices are down twelve-cents from this time last month -- and they are down sixty-cents from this time last year . hawaii currently has the highest gas prices in the nation... with an average price of two-dollars-and-fifty-six cents a gallon... meantime, oklahoma with the nation's cheapest prices... costing an average of one- dollar-and-forty-seven-cents a gallon. the average cost of
pressure. and as michelle pollino shows us the judges and the contestants say bringing their "a" game is important to moving ahead. :57-1:051:11-1:181:26-1:34 it will be a stressful week for the remaining 14 idol contestants. the judges will select 4 singers that will move to the next round on wednesday night's show and america will vote in 10 more on thursday... snd full: connick says: "you start to see who is suppose to be doing this for a living. you can so who gets over powered and who lives it and flows with it." snd full some contestants received harsh feedback after performing for the first time in front of an energetic crowd, and now the pressure is really* on to pick the perfect song and stay in the moment... snd fulljean says: "i've always tried to be myself no matter what i do so when i start to like kind of overthink like maybe i should do this maybe i should do that it's kinda like i'm just gonna do me" rox says: "when i step on stage for me at least i kinda just have to be in the moment and if i do anything that i had prepared than that's good but if i do not just kind of happens as it "honestly you just have to breathe just take a moment for and if you're just take a big deep breathe and just you'll be fine." snd full no matter what happens this week, things in perspective...torres says: "i just try to keep an open mind and just try to like a sponge soak everything up man because whatever happens in this situation i want to i want leave knowing that i am better at what i do and i'm a better version of myself than
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brakes on dangerous drivers. local police work to stop people who make a potentially deadly mistake.predicting the results.days before the virginia primary, we will see how one local college tries to makes sense of this year's presidential race.city versus state.one cities plan to open all restrooms to transgender people is met with a roadblock. i think they crossed the common sense threshold of
thank you for choosing good day virginia. it's wednesday february 24.i'm january keaton. and i'm kyle benjamin. a salem man is in jail this morning without bond for allegedly sexually assaulting a child. 36-year-old julio deleon, the second faces several charges including rape and taking indecent liberties with a child. salem police tell wfxr news their investigation started after getting a report from roanoke county's department of social services. the botetourt county board of supervisors has unanimously approved the lease of the botetourt center at greenfield - to the county's economic development authority. but activists have made a last- minute proposal - to try to stop the move of the buildings. the first of two slave
yesterday. the friends of greenfield preston plantation - has proposed a deal to the board - that would include a payment to the county of 40 thousand dollars raised by the group. that would go towards moving the buildings back to their original location - and redesigning construction plans to accommodate the buildings. after a committee meets over a three-week period - the group would offer at least an additional 100 thousand dollars - to also go towards stopping the move of the slave dwellings. stephen clinton - friends of greenfield preston plantation: "both have merit. the shell building certainly has merit for the economy. the historic structures are irreplaceable. their location on that site is where they belong."the friends of greenfield preston plantation asked the board of supervisors to make a decision on whether or not to move forward with the deal by midnight on wednesday. the second slave dwelling is scheduled to be moved thursday - weather permitting. police departments in the region are cracking down on red light runners. it's part
taxis to discriminate against members of the lgbt community and to allow them to use the bathrooms of their choice.they also went against the governor. "they approved this, despite your warning letter, what are you going to do now?"gov. pat mccrory, north carolina "well as i warned as i expected we already have state legislators working on legislation for april to reverse what city council did."in a one on one interview governor mccrory-
wfxr news is your local election headquarters.nevada has long been considered the wild-west of politics...ahead of the state's gop presidential caucuses tuesday, the smart money was on donald trump......and the smart money paid off.brittany edney from our sister station k-l-a-s has more. moving one step closer to the republican presidential nomination... donald trump notched a victory in nevada's republican caucus.that makes a third straight win for the real estate mogul in early-voting states.senators ted cruz and marco rubio battled for second place with rubio slightly edging out cruz
percent.the night wasn't without a few hiccups... voters experienced log lines and a few caucus sites even ran out of ballots--sending the republcan national committee into a last mintute scramble--getting extra ballots to those locations.in his victory speech, trump mentioned how a few months back, he wasn't projected to win nevada... and yet tonight he celebrated a great win. along with voters...trump also thanked his sons during his victory speech...for your local election headquarters, in las vegas im brittany edney... back to you. bernie sanders made a stop in virginia sanders made a bernie you.edney... back to brittany edney... back to you. bernie sanders made a stop in virginia on tuesday ahead of the march 1st super
stop in norfolk was met with boos from the crowd when he spoke about hs competitor, hillary clinton. the vermont senator also told the crowd his agenda aims to pay workers a higher minimum wage, provide pay equity for women, and reform the criminal justice, immigration and campaign finance systems. sanders trails hillary clinton in virginia by 17 points, based on an average of two polls conducted earlier this month. virginia is one of 11 states that will hold democratic primaries or caucuses on tuesday.
answer next on good day virginia. a lot of kids dream of becoming astronauts and traveling into space..... apparently, even the final frontier gets boring from time to time......or so it would seem... judging from this video posted on twitter monday by astronaut mark kelly...we see someone in a gorilla suit bursting out of a bag on the international space station -- and terrorizing a crew member.no explanation is given......just a quizzical tweet from kelly, stating, "i thought you said