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same bank watching the program strong upper leveltrough moves across today into tonight. high pressure builds in by friday afternoon and then shifts to thesoutheast u.s. over the weekend. "things were hitting me in my back. i felt a tree or limb hit me in my head. i guess it was it may have been part of the house. i didn't see it till i was holding on for dear life." severe weather impact. the latest on damage across virginia as residents begin the road to recovery. the push to super tuesday continues across the commonwealth breaking overnight: marco rubio announces a campaign stop in the star city. and raford university will also be hosting donald trump. wfxr headquarters with the
governor terry mcauliffe declaring a state of emergency.. after powerful, deadly storms sweep through the commonwealth. good morning. it's thursday, january 25th thanks for joining us here on good day virginia. i'm january keaton. and i'm kyle benjamin. four people are dead and dozens more are injured across virginia after severe weather strikes wednesday afternoon. the storms swept through appomattox county in the evergreen community, killing one man and injuring seven others.right now, there are reports that a tornado touched down in evergreen. official confirmation would come from a national weather service survey team. no word yet on
appomattox county. here's what it looked like on wednesday evening along route 460 in appomattox county.the high winds damaged dozens of homes-- some are missing their roof--others are missing walls as rescue crews from across the region raced to the scene, our crews saw neighbors pitching in, helping families search through damaged homes. one woman says she ran outside, held onto a big tree in a ditch, as the storm blew her mobile home away. "things were hitting me in my back. i felt a tree or limb hit me in my head. i guess it was it may have been part of the house. i didn't see it till i was holding on for dear life.""i could see the dirt and debris just circling and funneling and i knew when i saw the debris flying that it was over."i put her in the bathroom in the shower and i went in there on the floor in be shower. by the time i got
up on the house." all those people say they are going to clean up, rebuild...and be thankful they are okay. we do have one school closing to tell you about this morning. due to the severe weather in central virginia.. appomattox county schools are closed today. there are a number of homes and businesses still in the dark since the storm rolled through. right now in appomattox county, there are around 14-thousand people without power. appalachian power also reporting hundreds of outages mainly across southern virginia. here's a live look at that outage map: 2-hundred people in the dark in pittsylvania county. high numbers in patrick county, where 7-hundred people are without power this morning. we'll monitor these outages throughout the morning right here on good day virginia. a community shelter has been set up in appomattox
are without a place to stay. wfxr's paris holmes joins us live at that shelter in appomattox county. paris, you just spoke to officials at that shelter. what did they tell you? good morning guys, i spoke to a couple volunteers here at the appomattox community center and they say there were about 10 victims here earlier sleeping on the cots behind me. they left because they found somewhere else to stay. but they have about 15 cots here with pillows and warm blankets for any of the victims affected by thistragedy. he also have food and drinks for waiting for them as well. the volunteers are here from social services and the red cross. they will be relieved in a little while more volunteers, and their job is not over. the red cross will be heading out to the disaster areas in evergreen and red house later on this morning to assess the damage and see how best they can assist. reporting in appomattox news. another arm of news. holmes, wfxr county, paris holmes, wfxr news. another arm of this storm hit eastern virginia. take a look at the damage in waverly-- near petersburg . virginia
young child died after the storm destroyed their home wednesday afternoon. people who live in waverly are reeling from the storm. tragic man i never seen nothing like this before i storm and my prayers go out to their family. state police say rescuers found the three victims almost 900 feet away from their destroyed home. authorities put a curfew in place wednesday night and sent first responders door to door to make sure no one is missing. strong upper leveltrough moves across today into tonight. high pressure builds in by friday afternoon and then shifts to thesoutheast u.s. over the
wfxr news is your local election headquarters. and new this morning. marco rubio is planning a campaign stop in the star city. according to the "virginia for marco rubio" facebook page, the rally is scheduled for sunday night at 8-30.doors will open at 7-30. the event listing says a venue will be annouced soon--and you will need to rsvp for the event. we'll let you know more details as they become available. fresh off winning the republican caucus in nevada, donald trump spoke at regent university in virginia beach on tuesday.that win on tuesday in nevada now gives the billionaire businessman three straight primary victories. trump spoke on a variety of topics including immigration and taxes.trump also sat down for a one-on-one interview with regent founder and televangelist pat robertson as
donald trump will also be in our part of the state ahead of super tuesday.trump's online schedule shows a planned stop at radford university on monday. that rally will start at noon. however, if you want to go and don't already have tickets-- you are out of luck. an event page for the free rally says it is sold out. next on good day virginia: a traffic alert for drivers in the new river valley. rock slide repairs could slow down your morning commute. the information you need to know! and we'll show you how a local organization is making sure kids have healthy relationships.you're watching
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level trough moves across today into tonight. high pressure builds in by friday afternoon and then shifts to thesoutheast u.s. over the weekend....wind advisory in effect until 7 am est friday... .today...mostly cloudy. isolated sprinkles this morning...then aslight chance of rain and snow showers this afternoon. muchcooler with
winds 15 to 20 mph withgusts up to 45 mph. chance of precipitation 20 percent. .tonight...mostly cloudy. a slight chance of snow showers in theevening. lows in the upper 20s. northwest winds 15 to 20 mph withgusts up to 45 mph. chance of snow 20 percent. .friday...mostly sunny. scattered flurries in the morning. highsin the lower 40s. northwest winds 15 to 20 mph. gusts up to45 mph...decreasing to 35 mph in the afternoon..friday night...partly cloudy. lows in the mid 20s. northwestwinds 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 30 mph..saturday...mostly sunny. highs in the mid 40s. west winds around10 mph with gusts up to 20 mph..saturday night and sunday...mostly clear. lows around 30. highsin the lower 50s..sunday night...mostly clear in the evening...then becomingpartly cloudy. not as cool with lows around 40. temperaturerising into the mid 40s after midnight..monday through tuesday night...partly cloudy. highs in the upper50s. lows in the upper 30s..wednesday...part ly sunny. highs in the upper
has all your news headlines, breaking news and pinpoint weather forecasts. also, like our facebook page -- just search for wfxr news. a traffic alert this morning for drivers in giles county-- a rock slide has blocked part of route 623.. also known as cascade drive... about three miles north of route 460 in pembroke. one lane of route 623 is back open. workers will try to get the other lane back open later this morning. a former pittsylvania county jail employee indicted for having a sexual relationship with an inmate. 49-year-old sharon mckensie facing 3 feloniy charges. investigators say she worked in the jail's kitchen. mckensie was arrested last week and released on bond, her next court appearence is set for march 3rd. we've got an update for you this morning on the investigation into a suspicious death in roanoke. police identifed the man they found dead inside a home on monday in the 5-hundred block of westwood boulevard.right now, police are trying to find
cook died. police say there are no arrests yet in this case and they are still investigating. february is teen dating violence awareness month. according to the c-d-c and the department of justice, 1 in 3 teens experience some kind of abuse in relationships. wfxr's sophia borrelli shows us what one high school is doing to combat the problem and educate students. 0:24 - 0:330:45 - 0:500:56 - 1:011:18 - 1:27 nats of event it's a problem teens face every day...unhealthy relationships can take a toll physically, mentally, and emotionally. high school senior kelcie lowe says she hasn't experienced it but knows it's an issue at the school. kelcie lowe/senior: "i'm sure there are students i have walked the halls with every day that go through it." and relationships aren't always romantic. linda johnson/new river valley women's resource center: "unhealthy relationships aren't just in dating situations, or marriages, healthy relationships apply to any relationship you have whether it's with your family, whether it's were you work, so what ever it is."nat of wheel spinningstudents learned about healthy relationships by spinning the wheel of trust and winning prizes with the help of carilion and the new river valley women's resource center.kelcie lowe/senior: everyone talks at lunch, everyone hangs out with their friends at lunch. i think when
just gets people talking." standup: "students at narrows high school signed a stop dating violence pledge and they also received this card to remind them that they pledge not to physically, mentally, or verbally abuse their boyfriend or girlfriend." kelcie lowe/senior: "you know, they may just think that's normal, like that's how this people loves me, that's how we talk, that's how we act, when it's not. that's not how it should be."students say social media can contribute to an unhealthy relationship. carrie orey/senior: " there's so many apps and social media websites that people can use to get in danger and harm other people, and it's hard to be a teenager now a days." students like kelcie say this week is a good way for teens to know they have support with realtionships.. reporting in giles county, sophia borrelli wfxr news.
it's food science department to give students hands on experience in an industry that's booming in the commonwealth. from germany this brewing system is the newest addition science and technology faculty, food science and technologyit mimicks the macro out there. it more closely mimmicks the processes, the materials that are used in the brewing industry today.brian in the department. he says the equipment will be used to brewing techniques.brian wiersema- faculty, food take an intro to brewing advanced malting and brewing class as well. where they actually have to come up with their own recipes, formulations.sean o'keefe, a says student interest in fermentation is growing those who practice home brewing.sean o'keefe- professor, food science and technologyit translates because most students that are into home brewing have a base understanding of the biochemical reactions that are occuring during the mashing process and all of the other steps that we have.professors say part of the learning experience is tasting the product along the way. brian wiersema- faculty, food science and technologytasting the barley before it's malted, tasting the malted barley after it's malted smelling the hops maybe even tasting the hops before you even put them into the beer.so that they really understand the ingredients and process that make up a cold glass of beer.
in addition to the undergraduate malting and brewing courses available at tech...the department will soon be offering extension courses to regional beer producers, suppliers, and other people interested in learning more about brewing! this weekend people will be braving the waters at radford's bisset park for this year's polar plunge fundraiser. the event will be hosted by radford university and the radford
plunge will send participants into the cold new river to raise money for special olympics virginia. we have hundreds of athletes that just finished competing at a massive basketball tournament at cassell coliseum. they're in the middle of their basketball season and we've had a lot of people see them play in practice and then sign up to plunge because they know the funds they raise do support them. the goal is to raise event. 40-thousand dollars for more details on how you can take, part head to our website, virginia first dot-com. more over "like" button!
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good morning. it's thursday, january 25th thanks for starting your day with good day virginia. i'm kyle benjamin. and i'm january keaton. governor terry mcauliffe declared a state of emergency after severe storms on wednesday. four people are dead, including one person in appomattox county. wfxr's paris holmes is live at a shelter in appomattox -- she continues our coverage of the deadly storm.
here at the appomattox community center and they say there were about 10 victims here earlier sleeping on the cots behind me. they left because they found somewhere else to stay. but they have about 15 cots here with pillows and warm blankets for any of the victims affected by this tragedy. the red cross will be heading out to the disaster areas in evergreen and red house later on this morning to assess the damage and see how best they can assist. reporting in appomattox county, paris holmes, wfxr news. and we're and we're not the only ones hit by this devestating storm. check out this video of charlotte north carolina. the storm's heavy rain and high winds
lines. severe storms also across the deep south killed one person in mississippi and two others in louisiana. if you have any pictures of damage from your area- send them to pics at virginia first dot com. and of course- be safe while getting them.while getting them. a press conference has been announced for 7-o'clock this morning in appomattox concerning the severe storms. we'll bring you the latest on-air and online at virginia first dot-com. strong upper level trough moves across today into tonight. highpressure builds in by friday afternoon and then shifts to thesoutheast u.s. over the weekend....wind advisory in effect until 7 am
group pushing to stop two historic slave houses from being relocated say they are planning another protest at the site. a representative from the friends of greenfield preston plantation group says the county's actions during the past few days prompted the protest. the group made a proposal to the county that would allow the buildings to stay at their original location. one of the buildings was relocated earlier this week, the second slave dwelling is scheduled to be moved later this morning. during black history month we celebrate the achievements of african americans-- contributions to the roanoke valley that often go untold. there is a group trying to make sure roanoke's black history is preserved.. and presented to the masses.turn to 1 shot this morning we go inside the harrison museum to learn more about the achievements and struggles of roanoke's black residents during the 1800's. wfxr's travell eiland has more. 32-43 32-43
the harrison museum is located in the center of the square in downtown roanoke. the exhibits the cover the entire african- american experience from slavery to black music icons. the curators say-- they only have touch the surface of roanoke's black history. but often times they don't have funding to dig deeper because they rely on donations and some grants to operate. understanding the race the white house. next on good day virginia: we break down the numbers and
funny hats and waving signs at national party conventions... candidates covet them but what exactly is a why are they so important to the presidential race?they come from all fifty states, washington d.c., and every u.s. territory.bigger, more populous states -- like california, texas, florida and new york have more of them.for the most part, candidates "win" delegates though primaries and caucuses...while the rules vary from state to state -- generally more votes means more delegates.this summer thousands of delegates will come together at their national party conventions -- where they declare their support for a specific candidate."ohio madam secretary casts all 188 votes for the president and the next president of the united states, barack obama."in order to become the party's nominee for pr these delegates.for republicans 1,237 is the "magic number."for democrats it's 2,383.714 super-delegates and there's an additional wrinkle for democrats -- super-delegates.these are elected officials, governors, senators and party members. former president, bill clinton is a lifetime superdelegate. there are more than 700 of them and they can vote for whoever they want.: "so what we've seen happen is hillary clinton has gone out and has effectively collected as many of those as she possibly can. so that's basically putting those in her back pocket even before we had one elected contest happen."and while there is still more voting to take place -- at the end of the day -- it's delegates that win elections.zain asher, cnn, atlanta. "as you know, liberty university do we love liberty university ? ... with us from the beginning and i wanna thank jerry and his family, it's been amazing. we won the evangelicals. we won with young, we won with old, we won with highly educated, we won
the poorly educated." donald educated." poorly i love the poorly educated." trump took the nevada caucus on tuesday night. in his tuesday night.nevada caucus on donald educated." donald atlanta.zain asher, cnn, elections.zain asher, cnn, atlanta. "as you know, liberty university do we love liberty university ? ... with us from the beginning and i wanna thank jerry and his family, it's been amazing. we won the evangelicals. we won with young, we won with old, we won with highly educated, we won with poorly educated, i love the poorly educated."
educated." donald trump took the nevada caucus on tuesday night. in his speech as you just heard- he credited liberty university in lynchburg. as part of his campaign ahead of super tuesday- trump is heading to radford university this monday.the nevada win gave trump three straight wins in the race for the g-o-p nomination. the race moves on to next week's super tuesday contests- where a dozen states including virginia - will hold
deadly weather hits the commonwealth.severe storms tear a destructive path through central and eastern virginia. it is tragic man i never seen nothing like this before i lost a good friend in the storm.reaching out to local voters.at least two of the presidential candidates will be in our region before super tuesday.protecting teenagers from themselves. looking at the toll of abusive relationships have on those just starting to date thank you for choosing good day virginia. it's thursday february 25. i'm january keaton and i'm kyle benjamin. four people are dead and