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>> sti >> danner: the roads are mainly clear at this hour, but refreezing is a concern overnight. tonight, everything you need to know, plus. >> it borderlines on criminality. >> danner: your tax dollars going to waste. we explore ways the federal government uses your money.
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going to have a look at your weather, and we're get update you on when you can expect to see snow. >> danner: the roads are mainly clear at this hour as we take a live look as cars drive over the carter glass bridge. and refreezing is a concern. >> george: temperatures are above freezing right now. let's take a look at the weather computer. and what you're going to notice is most temperatures are in the upper 30s and lower 40s.we are going to remain above freezing this morning. we're going to wait until tomorrow morning before we fall toward and below freezing. take a look at this. for late tonight, we're going
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we're going to see some areas of rain and even snow moving in. the bulk of this is going to be towards southside. it's not going to be quite enough snow to make a snowball, coming up. we'll let you know when we'll see additional snow returning to the heart of virginia. >> danner: thank you, george. it is a mess near the river ridge road. a dirt burm broke. the you're driving that way, expect your car to be a muddy mess afterwards. we have reached out to city building inspections about the site, but we haven't heard back. police charged the driver
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crashed on a bridge today. the storm also caused major outages throughout the roanoke valley. there are still about 24,000 houses without power right now. at one point, appalachian told us it was 50,000 customers in virginia without power. the ice caused tree branches and even whole trees to snap, bringing down those power cords. appalachian power has called in crews from outside the state to help. but even with that, because of the number of outages, it may be thursday night or friday before the lights are on for everyone. we caught up with crews in danville yesterday working to restore power in the north piney road area. a couple of pine trees fell on power lines, bring down a
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>> cutting all the trees away, that's one benefit. and just keeping the rightways clean. >> danner: power has been restored to 450 customers at that forest substation after it developed a problem. >> right now every road in the city of lynchburg is clear, according to public works. crews finished up this afternoon. they say the weather really helped this time. while lots of roads have running water on them, there haven't been many reports of severe flooding. the sun dried some of to roads today, but some are wet and have the danger of refreezing. they have treated the roads with salt and have crews on call just in case and an update on that rollover accident in appomattox. the driver, antoinette jennings, of farmville, has
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no word on how the children were doing. police cited jennings for child restraint violations. a 2-year-old and a 7-year-old were sharing a seat belt in the backseat. and the accidents mean big business for auto repair shops. laslie's auto shop says is that many drivers are underinsured for vehicles. >> because we're not accustomed to the snow, it is difficult. driving a better car with better speed. front wheel drive is better than rear wheel drive. and a lot of them are older cars and they don't have insurance.
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enough collision insurance, even if you think it's a piece of junk. >> more damage from the winter weather to consider when it comes to your car. while the salt is great at melting snow and making sure that you don't slide around, it can cause serious damage to your car if left there. experts say to get a car wash at least every other week until there is no salt left on the road. make sure to ask for an undercarriage wash to get the salt out from underneath. >> $75 billion. that is the amount of wasteful spending outlined in a new report just out today by oklahoma congressman russell's office. >> reporter: when it comes to all the interesting places
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government-funded moon shine? a distilly in virginia got money from the department of agriculture to market its whiskey. this is just one finding put out by oklahoma's waste watch report. >> it borderlines on criminality. >> reporter: it also includes billions of funds for farmers with little oversight. and ammunition slated to be destroyed by the defendant of defense. and a space launch program that many say is failing. >> if taxpayers were participating in the countdown of this rocket, it would be 1, 2, 3, rippoff. >> reporter: with the g.o.p. in charge of both houses of congress, why hasn't this wasteful spending been stopped? >> there is a lot of talking about government waste, but have little action being
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but they're the ones in charge. they should be able to deliver on it. yes, there's a veto pen in the white house, but the white house doesn't necessarily have an interest in wasting tax dollars. no one does. >> reporter: others say it boosts the economy. like the $35,000 for solar power at a michigan brewing company which will help support jobs and a clean environment. congressman russell says it's about priority. >> there's some crazy stuff that gets funded that should not. >> danner: med spa treatments gone wrong. >> there's no doubt in my mind
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>> danner: in two minutes, you >> danner: imagine going to a med spa and leaving scarred. not just for the day, the week, but for the rest of your life. you think a doctor is always on hand, but that's not always the case. cary o'brien reports. >> reporter: these med spas advertise laser treatments for hair removal and skin resurfacing. but just because it says med spa on the sign doesn't mean there's a doctor in the house. this is daphne carol before a laser treatment. this is after. >> there's no doubt in my mind that they could have killed me. >> reporter: carol has been
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she uses makeup to cover the skin damage and suffers from nerve damage. >> on my third appointment i had a very strange reaction. i had burns. >> reporter: a glen allen woman shows us the reaction she had on her legislation from a laser treatment center in henrico. and the clinician didn't know what to do. >> it was run and owned by a doctor, but the doctor was never there. >> reporter: and this man suffered third-degree burns on his back after a laser treatment runs seriously wrong. it was supposed to be an upscale med spa from mcclain. the person operating the laser had 0 training. they were in charge of
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>> unfortunately for my constituent and the son, the person operating the spa was the janitor. >> reporter: here in virginia, there's no regulations for med spas using lasers and no license or training requirements for the person operating the laser. >> it's the wild, wild west. >> people spend for energy researching the people doing their nails than the people lazering their hair away. these are powerful devices. >> reporter: susanne pact with a dermatology office says that lasers can cause burns. if something goes wrong -- >> do you feel that.
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you want a trained clinician, a medical professional nearby. >> you want to instantaneously have a medical professional nearby. >> reporter: a bill would provide doctor oversight and that technicians would have to be licensed with the board of medicine. >> you have people that are performing this procedure properly, and it would harm people to just have to have a name of a physician on the beauty salon door. >> reporter: lawmakers and the virginia departments of occupational regulations are compromise. >> the current state of virginia law is buyer beware.
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considering a laser treatment, ask questions. ask if there's a doctor on site, are the clinicians trained. and ask about the laser. if you don't like the answers, there's always the dermatologist. you may pay more for a treatment, but you'll know they're medically trained to do the procedure. >> danner: so weather is affecting many areas across the east coast. just ahead, how one town in florida is dealing with a tornado.
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picked up an inch o >> george: today we enjoyed the sunshine, drive weather, and warm temperatures. this evening we are going to see an area of snow and rain move into the heart of
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most of that is going to stay? southwestern virginia and southside. most of us are dry right now. as you make your way deeper into southwest virginia. southwest of marion and toward bristol, tennessee, there is a large area of rain mixed in with snow. most of this snow is going to fall in the higher elevations and in the mountains. however it is possible to see a small accumulation across southside. most of the accumulating snow is mainly going to be to the west of martinsville. southwestern virginia. we'll say towards wytheville, if you have travel plans to the south tonight, be prepared for rain and light snow. a nice warmup today. we're at 40 in lynchburg. we have mostly clear skies for now. but we'll see increasing clouds this evening.
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most of us are still above freezing. charlottesville 45. 36 blacksburg. 40 roanoke. southside, lower 40s in south boston, danville, martinsville. in the next hour, most of us will stay dry. the closer we get to 10:00 p.m. and midnight. we'll see this batch of rain and snow moving into southside. if you live near roanoke, bedford, lynchburg, and south of that line, that's where the precip is going to occur. north of that line, it looks like you're going to see dry weather. right along the state line will see rain and snow mixing in. we're not expecting accumulations of snow toward danville, halifax, charlottesville. you may see snow falling as light rain.
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freezing after midnight. and we'll be in the lower 30s by morning. appomattox 29. south boston 34. and smith mountain lake 31. after 9:00 a.m., all of us will be above freezing tomorrow. looks good at lunchtime. 45 at noon on wednesday. highs in the upper 40s. that wind is going to keep you cool. we'll have a west breeze. highs in the upper 40s with lower 50s in danville and southside. your 7-day forecast shows a warming trend through friday. and 63 on saturday. 64 on sunday. then we'll see rain, a few showers possible for sunday. snow is possible tuesday. stay tuned. >> danner: thank you, george. you are taking a live look at millennials and politics at your voice, you future town hall happening right nowment it's streaming live at wset.com.
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panel's opinion on the deal and if whether any of the candidates -- when they step into office, will they continue pursuing this kind of free trade zone in east asia and southeast asia? >> other the last 20 years there's been an effort to create partnerships and trade opportunities between the u.s. and other countries. >> danner: again, we are streaming this live at wset.com until 8:00. think about what you put on this morning to stay warm. energy efficiency doesn't pick favorites. it should apply to everyone. i'm zach bacon with appalachian power.
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to me, it's all about being able to help our customers learn energy efficiency. this partnership with appalachian power allows us to touch more families in this region that really need it. (woman) when we first moved in, the house wasn't very livable. it had holes in the ceilings. it was very cold. they saved our house. (announcer) we may be a power company, but the true power in our communities
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>> danner: we aren't the only ones facing severe weather the past few days. florida faced wicked weather of another kind.
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pompano, beach, florida. this tree picked a piece of this sidewalk up. >> a lot of destruction. unbelievable to tell you the truth. i'll take a hurricane over a tornado any day. >> reporter: the national weather service sending a team, but it looks like a twister blew through here. >> danner: it's something that we all have, and maybe we take it for granted. it is the most asked for item among the homeless. we're talking about socks here. and the non-profit warm streets has set up kiosks throughout the area. the project started just a few weeks ago, and more than 1,000 socks have been distributed through local shelters. and it's raising awareness too. >> he had frostbite because he didn't have anything covering his feet. and we want everyone to know
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but there is a solution. and that's the community coming together. >> danner: a list of locations, or if you want a kiosk in your own business, check out wset.com.
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is to change our world by developing christ followers who love god and love people. 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.
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>> danner: okay. once again we're look at refreezing overnight. but it's going to warm up in the rest of week. >> george: the snow is going to be melting away. and the refreezing, i don't think the roads are going to be awful because we'll just be barely below freezing. and in the upper
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