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to the murder of nicole lovell. our newsroom here has been busy tracking down the very latest in this case for you, and here is what we know tonight. keepers and in court in christiansburg today. her parents there were too, holding hands as they listens to the details of this case. annie andersen was also in that court room and annie, we have new disturbing details about this murder. >> reporter: danner, the information presented by commonwealth attorney mary pettitte had so many of the details that police have been tight lipped with until now. pettitte said at 6 a.m. on january 27, tammy weeks called 911 when she saw 13-year-old nicole lovell wasn't at home. blacksburg police called the fbi who started tracing nicole's digital footprint. the fbi found messages between lovell and david eisenhauer when things really took a turn. eisenhauer told police he met up with lovell early in the morning on the 27th, but said he didn't kidnap her. natalie coopers took the stand at today's hearing and didn't
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instead the commonwealth attorney read a summary of the statement she gave to police. in that statement, keepers said she and eisenhauer plotted and planned the best way to kill lovell and that slashing her throat would be the best way. keepers told police the day before lovell was kidnapped, she and eisenhauer went to a cookout in blacksburg. then they drove through lovell's apartment complex. after that, keepers said they went to a wal-mart in christianswent to a wal-mart in christiansburg to buy a shovel to dispose of the body. the commonwealth attorney said that was caught on camera. from there, keepers said that she and eisenhauer went to craig creek road in montgomery county to find a place for eisenhauer to kill lovell but keepers said murder. she did waive her miranda rights telling police she helped load lovell's body into eisenhauer's lexus. police say that the body was still in the car when they went into the wal-mart to buy cleaning supplies. from there the pair went to surrey county, north carolina
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i will be live at 5:30 with more details on this. live in blacksburg, annie andersen, abc 13 news. >> danner: so many details coming out in court. annie outlined the few places of interest in this case. let's take a closer look at those for you. take a look at the map. investigators say eisenhauer picked nicole lovell up at her home on fairfax road in blacksburg wednesday night. then natalie keepers told police that she and eisenhauer drove down craigs creek road plotting the murder and later putting lovell's body in the trunk. finally, investigators found lovell's remains in surrey county, north carolina. right now nicole lovell's family is laying the teenager to rest. her funeral started just a couple of hours ago, and our katie brooke is live in blacksburg outside the funeral home with what we know new tonight. >> reporter: danner, hundreds of cars have been filing in here all afternoon as so many came to pay their last respects to the 13-year-old. the family asked that media not
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respect, we stayed away that afternoon. the funeral wrapped up not long ago and the processional headed you off to the grave site, this is what we know new tonight. i have been told that full funeral expenses have been covered and i have been delving into that. i am told that the commonwealth county attorney's office may have helped through the witness program. a memorial fund has been set up for nicole at the national bank of blacksburg. i am told the police department had a hand in setting that up in nicole's memory. donations for expenses and any leftover funds will start a scholarship fund in nicole's name. if you want to give, give at any international bank of blacksburg location or an address on our web site at danner. >> danner: thank you, katie. and next at 5:30, a special report. nicole's mother says that her daughter was bullied both online and at school. so we are going to look at what parents can do to make sure their kids don't become a victim
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advice every parent needs to hear in our next half hour. well, finishing up a cloudy and cool afternoon. the clouds have been stubborn to leave. we have seen some sunshine to the west toward the mountains. right now we are looking live out over danville where you can see the cloudy skies. temperatures in the upper 40s and lower 50s today. danville you are at 51. 50 in lynchburg. and roanoke at 47. we will gradually see clearing skies late tonight, and it will be colder in the morning. we will be dropping down to 30. coming up a little later, we will update you when all of us will have sunshine and also snow for next week. >> danner: thank you, george. new tonight, lynchburg authorities charged a pta pwhom six counts of embezzlement. the former treasurer for the paul monroe parent-teacher association reportedly stole tens of thousands of dollars. priscilla kaiser joins us live at the lynchburg police department with more on how she was caught. priscilla?
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a tv movie. a mom and pta board member trusted by many to handle the organization's funds pocketed $3organization's funds pocketed $31,000 according to police. jennifer musik reportedly turned herself in this morning and arrested by police. the president of paul monroe elementary school's pta cristi hooper said she would never have guessed she was stealing from the organization. she said she struck her as friendly and extremely helpful. not until the start of the school year when certain things weren't adding up, dues weren't being paid when fellow pta members decided to go to the bank. >> it wasn't until we went to the bank and got statements out from the bank accounts that we realized that -- that it was gone. and so -- >>reporter: police say she took the money over a three-year period as treasurer. the pta uses that money for
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events for students. hooper says members of the community are angry and upset wondering how this could have happened, but she says the incident has actually made the pta stronger, and they have adopted new bylaws to help prevent this from ever happening again. live in lynchburg, priscilla kaiser, abc 13 news. >> danner: we will have more from lynchburg city schools on this case tonight on abc 13 news at 7:00. police are busy sorting through tips tonight searching for clues that could lead them to the person who shot a danville doctor and his neighbordanville doctor and his neighbor. so far, no arrests after monday's shooting. now danville regional medical center is addressing the violence. valerie bragg is live in danville with the story. valerie? >> reporter: danner, several drmc employees are feeling uneasy walking to and from work, because dr. randolph neal was walking home from work when he was shot. the hospital's ceo allen larson says the incident has prompted him to increase security at the
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and in the overtime hours. in the six months lawrenceson has been in that position, he said he has seen more than 25 gunshots and stab wounds come through the emergency room and enough is enough. he says it is time he addresses the crime and help build what he hopes to be a crime-free city. >> we are also working with the police. we will have some -- some experts come and give lectures and talk about how to be safe and the community will be invited and will be making that aware, employees and all. it is important. and our world is changing. and we need to be educated to the change. >> reporter: drnc is organizing a prayer and a neighborhood walk tomorrow night at 6:00. they want to encourage neighbors to get back outside and not be afraid to walk and be healthy. coming up at 6:00, i talked to neighbors who live in the area to see how this shooting has impacted them. danner? >> danner: thank you, valerie. getting kids moving. inside a new initiative to
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we are tracking a weather system that could bring us snow. i will have the new information on that potential for the snow.
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bedford, roanoke and the new river valley. >> danner: can't complain about today. it was downright beautiful out there. sunset tonight too. >> george: especially our viewers out to the west.
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sunset because a little bit of clearing and clouds. that means it will really light up the colors for this evening. get you your cameras ready. should be a beautiful sunset. danner, look together west, toward the blue ridge mountains, and just above the mountains, you can see the clearing. the clearing is slowly going to make its way across the heart of virginia this evening. and i think when the sun gets under those clouds, it is really going to light them up at sunsetgoing to light them up at sunset. temperatures not bad. 50 degrees. the wind is light. we have to deal with wind chill. upper 40s and 50s. colder in the mountains and slightly milder toward south side. south boston, 52. danville, 51 and 40s toward blacksburg. virginia tech, 44. toward the university of virginia and charlottesville, it is 50. full sunshine as those clouds completely clear out across the heart of virginia, so sunny and cool for your friday, but may not be a very good day.
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a wet wind that will be gusting over 20 miles per hour. highs tomorrow will be slightly cooler with a low 40s in the mountains to upper 40s to lower 50s for the rest of us. now the weather is dry here, and we can see the stubborn area of rain. that cold front that moved on through our area has stalled out along the coast. we are seeing numerous areas of rain making their way near and east of richmond and toward the coast. it is actually possible that we could see a few small showers or sprinkles toward south side, but we are not expecting any measurable rain, so we will gradually see that stalled-out cold front get a little nuts and slowly move off to the east tonight taking with it the clouds. this means we will get going tomorrow, we are going to have sunshine. so here is your friday at 9 a.m., full sunshine across the heart of virginia, and temperatures are going to be cool. that west wind is going to keep you cool tomorrow. you will want to dress warmly with those temps in the 40s to lower 50s. jumping ahead to your saturday, you off to a cold start in the morning. lows in the 20s and highs in the upper 40s to lower 50s for
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this area gray, these are high clouds, so it will be increasing high clouds during the day but no rain. the weather staying dry for your weekend. tonight, we will see evening clouds and clearing and colder by morning. upper 20s and lower 30s which is about normal for this time of year. bedford at 30. smith mountain lake, 31. lower 30s for south boston. appomattox at 32. your hourly weather for your friday. 30s in the morning. 35 at 9 a.m. full sunshine at noon tomorrow. sunny, breezy and cool at 44. upper 40s for most of us, and the wind gust will be breezy. winds gusting over 20 miles per hour. highs around the rest of the area tomorrow, lower 50s toward the south side. danville at 50. smith mountain lake 48. south boston, 51. bedford, 47. amherst, 47. appomattox at 49. the seven-day forecast show the quiet weather for your weekend. upper 40s and lower 50s. the mornings will be cold with lows in the 20s. and all eyes are r going to be on early next week.
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like a major weather storm, but we could see half inch to one or two inch snow totals for sunday night into monday morning. stay with us for the new information on that. again snow possible monday night and early tuesday. are you ready for the commercials.
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bowl dollars, the ads are worth about $9 million of air time because 30-second spot during the game will cost advertisers up to $4.5 million. laurenen lister, abc news, los angeles. fans don't let fans drive drunk. virginia state police want to you have a plan for super bowl weekend so you don't drive drunk either. so find a designated driver. and if you don't have one call a cab for a friend. if you were hosting a party, remember this, you are held liable and do be prosecuted if someone you serve ends up in a crash. the hokies were in richmond today as governor terry mccullough named frank beamer day. the coach getting a plaque. research shows our brains work better when we are on the move, right?
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we look at a new movement to legislation that will require virginia public school students to get 20 minutes of physical education each day advanced. the house had preliminary approval but many criticized saying it was an unfair imposition the state was putting on teachers and local school districts. the bill's sponsor responded that inmates in prison are given an hour a day for physical activity. the senate has already approved
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the legislation applythe legislation applies to students in kindergarten through 5th grade. and in 2016, not 1995. the average students sit in class four and a half hours a day, and to that, add another seven to eight hours sitting doing everything from homework to watching tv. let me do the math for you. that means 85% of the time, our kids awake, they are sitting. tonight's smart living, a moment to get our kids standing. down. >> reporter: at this school, sitting went out with the blacksitting went out with the >> what you have here is called a fidget bar. >> reporter: all 450 students at the school have standing desks, the fidget bar, sit at a desk, sit on the floor. it is their choice. >> it makes you more relaxed and concentrate on your work. >> reporter: stand up
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turned personal trainer juliette starlet. >> kids don't walk to school. they are not getting that much physical activity. kids run a mile a minute and a half slower than their parent did. >> reporter: experts say sitting is the new smoking. in fact sitting as little as two hours a day increases your risk of everything from heart disease to cancer. >> very clear that your brain moving. >> reporter: in fact, give kids standing des tax cost $260, and they are 12% more engaged. that is 45 more minutes a day and 135 miles per hour a year. students in mrs. gray's class went from sitting four and a half hours a day to just 30 minutes. >> i have seen improvement in focus. i have seen improvements in general energy. >> they are very easy to move around and sit so much at home, i don't sit at all. >> danner: stand up
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startling new details of what happened the night nicole lovell was murdered. >> this is not the result of waking up one morning and snapping. there is avenue louisry process to this type of behavior. >> reporter: annie andersen is live with the latest on the investigation. plus, a special report on cyberbullying. >> space little, like, depressed after that. >> mark: what parents need to know to keep kids safe. >> if you love your kid, you got to keep up with technology. anytime, anywhere, award-winning coverage you can count on, this is abc 13 news. >> danner: a lot of breaking details today in the murder of 13-year-old nicole lovell. >> mark: this after a judge denied bond fortunately keepers, one of the two suspects. let's go live to annie andersen who was in court. annie?
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we learned a lot of the details
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