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good night. right now, the community is coming together to pay their respects to nicole lovell. new tonight, in the last few minutes, we learned new information about what may have led to the 13-year-old's murder. also developing at 7:00, the mother of the infant found dead in a dumpster is now facing charges.
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virginia. coming up, we will let you know when we could be seeing some snow ahead. anytime, anywhere, award-winning coverage you can count on, this is abc 13 news. breaking news for you tonight. cnn is reporting that david eisenhauer and 13-year-old nicole lovell had an inappropriate relationship. a law enforcement official had that information. they also report that nicole was going to expose that relationgoing to expose that relationship and investigators believed that eisenhauer stabbed another prevent that. eisenhauer is charged with firsteisenhauer is charged with first-degree murder in the case and the other suspect natalie keeper also have a bond hearing tomorrow. we have also learned that court documents show that keepers began planning the murder in early january. keepers had a hearing today, but that was cancelled because she already has an attorney. the viewing for nicole is under way right now in
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annie andersen joins us live. annie, a very, very big turnout there tonight. >> reporter: there has been. you know there is about an hour left of the viewing, but i wouldn't be surprised if the family decides to extend that. the viewing started around 5:00. and now as more people are getting off work, a constant flow of mourners. out of respect for the family we are staying across the street and out of the way. a saying, in times of tragedy you see true strength and that has been definitely true over the last week in blacksburg. >> we will not let this violence define us. this is still the place of anywhere else in this earth that i would live, that i would raise a family, and that i would send my children to college. >> reporter: when 13-year-old nicole lovell was reported missing, law enforcement from all over offered their help and support. so did community groups and the virginia tech corps of cadet. that didn't go unnoticed by
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>> it is wonderful. and thank you everyone in the community for all of your support. >> reporter: a day later, the community learned that lovell had been killed, but the support didn't end. >> from this tragedy you that has happened to see the outpouring of support and the phone calls that we have gotten and the friends that care about this family and about this -- this girl, that is just a testimony to her, the person she was in the short 13 years that she was here. >> reporter: even now the community is coming out in force to pay their respects to lovell. >> all this is the people that knew here coming together like that. they really did love her. our community has been awesome with, you know, the prayer vigilwith, you know, the prayer vigils and the people praying and the comments i have read. >> reporter: now the viewing will go on for about another hour ending at 8:00. her funeral will be here at the mccoy funeral hope at 3 p.m. tomorrow. live in blacksburg, annie andersen, abc 13 news.
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we now have the preliminary autopsy results of the infant found dead in the rocky mount dumpster. the pregnancy ended in stillbirth. prosecutors has charged katherine deli s with unlawful concealment of remains. they got a call from carillio n where she came in with signs of having a baby. she denied being pregnant. searching her house they were led to the dumpsters at the blackwater collection site they found the body of that baby. a man is in custody after he was involved in a bank robbery in roanoke a few hours ago. it happened at 3:40 at the bb&t on church avenue southeast downtown. the suspect was caught 4:15 on henry street northwest. charges are pending. no one was hurt. stick with abc 13 for those updates. breaking in the last hour, a judge has refused to throw out the sex assault case against
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the case now moves to a preliminary hearing to see if prosecutors have enough evidence to prove bill cosby assaulted a woman at her pennsylvania home in 2004. the case was reopened last year based on cosby's newly released deposition. cosby said in that competition that he got quaaludes to give to with. there today. our weather experts promised 1our weather experts promised 100% chance of rain, and they delivered. tonight, the visibility is not great out there. chief meteorologist george flickinger has more on that. >> george: danner, even though most of the rain has ended, we have a lot of foggy conditions across the heart of virginia. use caution. visibility is not going to be very good this evening. the rain has moved off to the east. you can see what is left of the rain toward richmond and we will continue moving away. you may get some drizzle on your windshield, but measurable rain has ended. that's what it looks like as far as the radar. coming up in a bit, we will
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some potential for snow later on next week. new at 7:00, amherst county investigators now know what was on that bacon they found on a suspect arrested last september. evan kateer is charged with trespassing, being under the influence while carrying a concealed weapon and wearing a mass income public. deputies say that cater was drunk when they found him hiding behind his neighbor's dog kennel on sage lane with that bacon. the sheriff's office said the lab found methylene chloride and a standard hydrochloride. it is in paint children and the hydrocarbon is mixed with lubricant oils. the dogs were not hurt and they were determine if any charges will be filed. brand-new equipment at the danville fire department could save your life. carbon monoxide is the silent killer. you can't see it, smell it, or taste it.
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with new equipment that can detect it fast. it will be hooked on to the fire fighters' ems bagfighters' ems bag once it detects, it beeps, flashes and vibrates. >> furnace, anything like that. even a kerosene heater can put out carbon monoxide. it is called a silent killer. you don't have a meeter to recognize it, you can be in the atmosphere and don't even realize it. >> reporter: the fire department will begin using this new detector starting on friday. the people of flint, michigan spoke out on capitol hill today. one resident told cnn that her son developed speech issues and a compromised immune system because of the contaminated water. >> broken policies and procedures are smothering the outcry of an entire community suffering, financing financially, physically, mentally and emotionally. i urge to you help restore some of the trust lost an protect all
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states by never allowing this to happen again. >> danner: the hearing was held with the house oversight committee to examine the ongoing situation in flint. meanwhile, local communities throughout the country are questioning their own water safety. priscilla kaiser visited lynchburg's department of water resources to say how they control the quality of your drinking water. >> reporter: lynchburg's director of water resource says flint officials dropped the ball long before the water crisis. he says the water should been tested for corrosion friar switching from the detroit water supply to the flint river. if your home was built before 1986, he says the older copper pipe could hold metals such as led. -- lead. the city of lynchburg has a plan in place to make sure water can affect them. >> a phosphate-based corrosion control product into the water before it leaves the plant. and this corrosion control keeps
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to the metal. >> reporter: mitchells me lynchburg has never had issues with lead despite the fact the city still has more than 100 lead service lines. they are in the process of being replaced. in the newsroom, priscilla kaiser, abc 13 news. you may have smelled the sewage-like odor driving down 29 in russburg. that is because the landstill there, and thethere, and many of the people who live in that area say living and working by it is almost unbearable. ever since the campbell county landfill joined the regional authority in 2008, trash is hauled from lynchburg, appomattox and amherst, and the amount of trash coming in is causing extensive gas emission. chairman of the board of supervisors eric zayre lives half a mile from the landfill and says something must be done soon. >> it means interference in our ability to enjoy our -- our lives because we live near the landfill.
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still a year and a half away from any real solution here. there is a plan to install a system to help cover the smell, a misting system if you will, but that is an 18-month plan. there has also been talk of a gas extraction system to help manage the odors as well. former and current lawmakers are showing their support for a presidential candidate. next, find out who they are going behind. plus, find out just how effective debates are during
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why one expert says candidateshe new river valleyroanoke and the new river valley. >> danner: four local
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it doors florida senator marco rubio. kathy byron, chairwoman of the gop, betsy young, lee vogler and former roanoke gop eynch all give their support to that presidential candidate. 31 leaders and activists all over the currently back senator marco rubio. interview 520 candidates in virginia, and who would they like to see for president. hillary clinton leads donald trump. she is statistically tied with republican hopefuls ted cruz and marco rubio. bernie sanders leads all republican front runners 55% to 33%. you can find all the results of the entire poll on our web site tonight at do you know who you are voting for and who it is yet? for many of you, one of the best ways to get to know more about the candidates is to tune into the presidential debates, but
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by watching? kristine fra zao reports. >> such a nasty question. >> this is not a cage match. >> reporter: they are woven into the fabric of political campaigns. >> the american people are sick and tired of hearing about your damn e-mails. >> reporter: presidential debates are crafted to give voters more information about the candidates' policies and plans, but some argue they have been more spectacles than schooling. done irvine is part of the watchdone irvine is part of the watchdog group accuracy in media. >> a lot of time just critique>> a lot of time just critiquing each other and criticizing each other. doesn't do them good. doesn't help them learn about the issues of syria, the economythe issues of syria, the economy. >> reporter: even a few of the candidates have weighed in suggesting some changes could benefit the votersbenefit the voters debates are supposed to be to establish to help the people get to note candidates. what it has turned into is a gotcha.
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just suspended his presidential campaign >> the only thing i would suggest that i think would be better is putting a big issue out and letting sort of everybody give input on it and have a little more back and forth. >> reporter: some argue the debates should been style, that the substance is easily accessible on the candidates' web sites. >> if you start to give candidates three, four, five minutes to give an answer, they sound less like a president and more like a professor and voters tune out. >> reporter: seven more debates scheduled for the primary, candidates are going to need as much of the voters' attention as they can get. in washington, kristine frazao reporting. the rain is moving out of the heart of virginia. generous rain totals 1 to 2
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before the rain moved in
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graders at liberty christian academy, and they were on their absolute best behavior. there are 100 second-graders and they had a lot of questions and talked about weather safety, what to do during thunderstorms and other storms that moved across virginia. so a special hello to the second grade. you can see them right there at liberty christian. let's jump ahead to the weather tomorrow. tomorrow, we will see dry weather, and we are also going to see the clouds clearing out and have a west breeze and overall, it is going to be a pretty nice day for your outdoor plans. able to enjoy sunshine during the afternoon. we will see highs ranging the upper 40s into the mid-50s. this is a live view from our usual mountain tower cam. this is what it looks like right now because the fog is so thick, that it is blocking out -- completely blocking out the city lights right now. visibility is officially been near zero. in fact there it is right now. visibility at zero. temperature at 51, and the temperature is not going to change very much, so it is going to stay cloudy, humid and rather
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south side. right now you have temperatures in the lower 60s. your temperatures will only slowly drop on off to 40s and 50s and stay well above freezing so you don't have to worry about any icy roads. pinpoint doppler radar show the measurable rain has ended and you may get drizzle or very light rain on your windshield and the heavier rain may move away. you can see the freezing rain richmond east to richmond toward williamsburg and continue moving away to the coast. drier air is following behind it. so here is what it looks like for you along the east coast. long, cold front extends all along the coastline. that is the rain that moved through earlier and immediately behind it, we have cooler and drier air, which is going to filter in for tomorrow, friday and saturday, and we are going to see near normal temperatures and sunshine coming soup that will be good news for your outdoor plans for the next few days. the temperatures overnight tonight really aren't going to fall off this much more from where they are now. in the 40s and 50s when you wake up in the morning, so we will stay above freezing.
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amherst, 44. lynchburg, 47. upper 40s toward south side and danville and south boston in the morning, you will have temperatures in the lower 50s. it will remain cloudy and humid. when do you wake up on your thursday morning, won't i need the umbrella as you will have dry weather. we will have cloudy skies, the thickest clouds tomorrow are going to be during the morning. lunchtime looks good. 50 at noon. and highs reaching the lower 50s for many of us tomorrow afternoon, temperatures are going to be warmer as you make your way south and southeast of lynchburg. if you were watching us from altavista, pennsylvania county, danville, south boston, you will see highs in the upper 50s. appomattox at 55. and running cooler near the new river valley, the roanoke valleyriver valley, the roanoke valley, upper 40s and lower 50s. the seven-day forecast is going to show some changes ahead. now your weekend looks good. anything you have planned for this weekend we will see near normal temperatures which means we will be cold in the morning and lows in the 20s but highs in the upper 40s and lower 50s. beginning monday night and into
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additional changes as the weather is going to be turning colder. it will be a lot colder for the middle of next week and see a chance of sleet and snow late monday night into tuesday, we are going to keep you updated on that in case that does develop into something substantial. danner. >> danner: thank you, george.
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build an animal shelter b the heart of the church, the mission of the church, is to change our world by developing christ followers who
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everything that we are wrapped up in, everything that we do, everything that ought to drive us, the passion that we ought to have in our hearts is summed up in that statement. we want to change the world. lynchburg city schools released the results of a survey within culture and climate in schools. students, teachers and parents were asked to respond to questions of school climate and respect for teachers. 90% of parents said my student respects teacher. and 33% say students treat teachers with respect in school. >> so this for us is a telling -- it is a telling piece. we now have to figure out how to
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one of the things came out last night in the school board meeting is really who is talking to the students. and the parents even. what -- how is it that you are telling me that your children are being respectful when in the schools, the teachers and the students are saying not so much. >> danner: now they plan to define what respect means within each classroom. pennsylvania county's board of supervisors say the ball is rolling on plans for a new animal shelter. the board voted unanimously to approve the design estimated to cost taxpayers $3.2 million. how the county will pay for it is yet to be decided. they have to put out the project for bid. when they get the final cost, they will decide how this pay for it. >> that will be a decision that the board will have to make in the future as to how we will pay for it. i, myself, would like to see us use reserve money that we have, surplus money that we currently have. i am not interested in borrowing more money. >> danner: they have been fined
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years for violations at their
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to build a new one befor finally starting to push that rain out of the area. >> george: drier weather overnight. keep in mind visibility not great. fog across the heart of virginiafog across the heart of virginia. when you wake up in the morning, we will have temperatures in the 40s. cloudy skies. but going to be a pretty nice day coming up for your thursday. we will have highs reaching the lower 50s. your seven-day forecast shows that next week we are going to have to watch, danner, for late monday and into tuesday because there is the potential for sleet, possibly snow. this does not look like a major winter storm, but we are monitoring to see. >> danner: something you need to keep an eye on.
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