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virginia, a major factor in this election. what you need to know if you plan to vote tomorrow. lending a helping hand. who is stepping up to help those in appomattox rebuild today? plus, a navy seal is awarded a medal of honor. and his mom's first question. >> do you think i can come? that's so sweet. yes, mom, you are allowed to come when your son gets the medal of honor. >> danner: what eve rs byers jr. did to earn america's highest honor. . tonight, our local voters raj star's offices are preparing for the biggest primary turnout they had had in eight years. >> danner: super tuesday is just hours away. valerie bragg is finding out what you need to know if you plan to vote. she is live in danville with the latest. >> reporter: danner, i spoke to several local offices today, and many of them tell me that
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voter turnout during the primaries, but this is the first year the democrats and republicans have held their primaries the same day in a presidential election since 2008. today many of the voting site supervisors were picking up their machines as they prepare for tomorrow. virginia is one of the fool states that does not require you to register as a republican or democrat, but still you can only cast your ballot in one of those races. when you enter your voting site tomorrow, you will be asked which race you want to vote in. the danville registrarthe danville registrar says hard to predict voter turnout and is hopeand is hoping to get a third of the 27,000 registered voters. >> we just have a single republican primary in 2012 the president. less than a 2% turnout for the whole city. so in 2008, the two primary, we
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>> reporter: voting will begin at 6:00 in the morning tomorrow and will end at 7:00 in the evening. live in danville, valerie bragglive in danville, valerie bragg, abc 13 news. >> danner: you can get all the updates on super tuesday tomorrow night at wset.com. from 9 to 10 p.m., we will be live streaming a your voice, your future super tuesday election special. there will be election results and a live anan mall in sis of political experts and reporters at kilo occasions around the country including former congressman jim moran, members of congress and others. that is 9 to 10 at wset.com. polling shows donald trump ahead in the republican primary and hillary clinton leading in the democratic race. republicans will vote in 11 states with 592 delegates in shape. in virginia 489 gop delegates up for grabs. they will vote in 1 statesthey will vote in 1 states
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virginia has 95 democratic delegates available on primary day. in the democrat, presidential primary hillary clinton leads bernie sanders by 400 delegates. >> despite the fact that when combined the four states, iowa, new hampshire, nevada and south carolina do not assign 400 delegates. rafi williams explains how it is possible in tonight's, did you know? >> reporter: the presidential primary process is confusing. on the democrat side, hillary clinton and bernie sanders are trying to amass 2382 delegates. that's how many needed to win. the delegates will vote at convention. they have two types, pledged and unpledged. pledged will vote for the candidate that won their statecandidate that won their state's. unpledged super delegates are not bound to vote for a
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leaders, members of congress, governors, state party chairs and city leaders. out of the 4763 delegates that will attend the convention, 712 of them are super delegates. 245 that is about 15%. after each nominating contest a candidate gets to receive delegates. to understand the paijt of super delegates, look at new hampshire. sanders won new hampshire in a landslide. he got 15 pledged delegates. clinton got 9. but clinton had worked to get six out of the eight super delegates to vote for her in convention. the other two are undecided. that this means at the end of the day clinton and new hampshire are tied in new hampshire having 15 delegates eached. across the country clinton have locked up super delegates. she can have a leaved over 400 delegates despite a handle fromdelegates despite a hand handful of woman mating. now you know how euclidean don maintain a large lead in
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in washington, i am raviin washington, i am ravi williams. good monday to you on this last day of february it probably feels like the middle of spring today. temps in the 60s to low 70s. lynchburg at 66 and viewers in danville you received a day reaching 73 today. radar is dry. no rain showing up locally. this evening temperatures are going to fall into the 40s. it is going to feel cool with the wind, as you wake up this morning temps in the 30s. coming up a little later, when to expect rain and possibly snow. countless volunteers have showed up to help appomattox clean up after the tornado that hit last week. one group of more than 20 volunteering from the virginia service and conservation apartment. [chainlaw] americorp travels around the state to help with state parks and with natural disasters like this. the group has been in evergreen for three days and plans to be most of the days.
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trees and helping wherever they can. >> people need help from people. it is a great feeling to come out and gave assistance to them and makes us feel good and we really enjoy it. >> reporter: more than 200,000 homes were affected. ten roofs were tarped yesterdayten roofs were tarped yesterday, and all roads are now cleared and anticipate to traffic. two people were killed in a fire that destroyed or damaged 50 boats in a marina n in virginia. they are veringting it as possible arson. the fire at the dosier yachting center in urbana was reported at 4:30 a.m. a couple was in one of those boats. rescue crews found their bodies in the water late this morning. friends said the victims are just moved into their boat while renovations were being done the hand. a bill that would require schools to notify parents if their children has sexually explicit content and an at five they object.
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tried to remove tony morrison beloved from her school several years ago. james larue of the american library association says he believes virginia will be the first sight pass a law like this one. the medal of honor. >> a rare opportunity for the american people to get a glimpse of a special breed of carriercar i don't remember.
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recipient so deserving of theew river valley. >> mark: we are feeling warm. >> george: yeah. >> mark: a lot warmer than saturday. >> danner: we needed a warm-up>> danner: we needed a warm-up. people needed to smile at the sun a little bit. >> george: have your air conditioner on because some sawtemps in the 70s. >> danner: i had my windows down, that's for sure. >> mark: will have the windows cranked down. >> danner: turn up you're 80s music. totally did that. >> george: i can see you having fun like that. in the morning, we will start to rapidly start throughout the morning. a breezy day but not as bad as today. highs range between 66 to 74. so getting a taste of spring, of course tomorrow is the first day of march, and then a few showers will be possible tomorrow evening.
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overall, i don't think we will see substantial amounts of rainsee substantial amounts of rain. beautiful blue sky. we are looking live toward the blue ridge mountains. this is a view from our candler mountain camera looking out over liberty still at 65 degrees. and if you have evening plans when the sun sets, and still have the breeze that will keep you cool. dress accordingly. 65 about the west wind. around the rest of the area danville still in the 70s at 72danville still in the 70s at 72. roanoke at 65. and last half hour, blacksburg has dropped to 58 has dropped to 58. charlottesville, uva at 63 and 67 for south boston. want to show you what we will be tracking for you. when you wake up in the morningwhen you wake up in the morning, we are going to wake up to sunshine and quiet weather, but we will see changes as we go throughout the day. at lunchtime and during the afternoon, you will notice some clouds moving in and still overall, a lot of sunshine, and we will call it a sunny morning with clouds increasing during the afternoon and notice we are
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any evening plans, showers developing and rain moving in from the west. not expecting anything overly heavy. this is showing at 11 p.m., rain flowing over the mountains and rain at 11 p.m. through south side into lynchburg. in the middle of the night, could you be getting light rain, but then when you wake up on wednesday morning, drier air and also colder air is going to be returning so you may make -- may want to make the best of tomorrow for wednesday, thursday and friday. we will see colder weather returning to the heart of virginia. so this is the exact system that we are tracking for you. you can see the weather is quiet here and the weather system we are watching will be a fast mover. this one in colorado. that will be bringing us our chance of rain by tomorrow night and wednesday morning. as far as temperatures overnight, it will be in the 30s. amherst at 34. appomattox, at 35.
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rapid warm-up.her 60s by noon appear by 5 p.m. an increasing chance of showers but not all of gus get rain. not a 100% chance of rain. highs upper 60s to lower 70s toward south side. scattered showers tuesday night and early wednesday. colder weather for the remainder of the week and on friday it is possible especially during the mornings, we could see a mix of rain and snow. teious for the newest info on that potential snow. >> danner: a lot of days for that one. a new way to save money if you fly. >> mar the heart of the church, the mission of the church, is to change our world by developing christ followers who love god and love people. everything that we are wrapped up in,
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us, the passion that we ought to have in our hearts is summed up in that statement.
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>> the number of people caught up in the theft of taxpayer data last year is seven times larger than originally thought. last may, the irs said cyber criminals used the popular tool on its web site to steal the tax forms of 104,000 people. in august, they revised that number up to 330,000. but now the agency is saying the number is closer to 720,000the number is closer to 720,000. beginning next week, they will warn effective taxpayers about potential identity theft and they will be offered free credit protection and get a
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future tax filings. looking for a cheaper way to fly, some of the larger airlines have a new class in practices injury economy. won't be able to upgrade them or cancel them 24 hours after booking. delta was the first to introduce it. united and american are expected to roll out their versions later this weekversions later this year. it's all new.
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don't, the danville, pittsylvania chamber of commerce is asking for more money for a tourism plan. commerce leaders will need $25 each from the city and county to put its plan into action. south side affects racing fans, hunters and historians. local leaders say it is best to invest to keep them from coming back. the chamber will help with future cost. the plan to hire one part-time employee to build a web site and get them into action. a much-needed upgrade to the ymca. they announced upgraded equipment and flooring. phase one. in the next 12 to 18 hours they will upgrade their locker room, the entrance and even the pool. members and directors all agree it was time for a facelift. >> this upgrade will benefit everyone in the community and a catalyst of everything the y can do in the community by addcan do in the community by adding more members, by having the opportunity to reach newt
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to give an opportunity to spread not only health and wellness programming but youth programming. >> danner: the south boston ymca is home to 3,000 members. in three mincemeat the hero ju vo: across america, people are taking charge of their type 2 diabetes with non-insulin victoza . for a while, i took a pill to lower my blood sugar. but it didn't get me to my goal. so i asked my doctor about victoza . he said victoza works differently than pills. and comes in a pen. victoza is proven to lower blood sugar and a1c. it's taken once a day, any time. victoza is not for weight loss, but it may help you lose some weight.
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in the stomach, the liver, and the pancreas. vo: victoza is an injectable prescription medicine that may improve blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes when used with diet and exercise. it is not recommended as the first medication to treat diabetes and should not be used in people with type 1 diabetes or diabetic ketoacidosis. victoza has not been studied with mealtime insulin. victoza is not insulin. do not take victoza if you have a personal or family history of medullary thyroid cancer, multiple endocrine neoplasia syndrome type 2, or if you are allergic to victoza or any of its ingredients. symptoms of a serious allergic reaction may include itching, rash, or difficulty breathing. tell your doctor if you get a lump or swelling in your neck. serious side effects may happen in people who take victoza , including inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis). stop taking victoza and call your doctor right away if you have signs of pancreatitis such as severe pain that will not go away in your abdomen
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with or without vomiting. tell your doctor about all the medicines you take and if you have any medical conditions. taking victoza with a sulfonylurea or insulin may cause low blood sugar. the most common side effects are headache, nausea, diarrhea, and vomiting. side effects can lead to dehydration, which may cause kidney problems. if your pill isn't giving you the control you need ask your doctor about non-insulin victoza .
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this just into our newsroom this just into our newsroom. we have gotten a response from the company appomattox county public safety director john vinoy that is behind the alert failure after the tornado. we told you at the top of the hour, some people didn't get an alert about last week's tornado because of a system failure. vinoy said eaton is responsible. the company was made aware of the issue and could be a number reasons why it failed. they said they will let us know when they figure out what caused it. for the first time an active navy received the medal
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byer is member of the seal team 6. in 2012 he participated a daring raid that rescued an person that afghanistan. b eer used his body as a shield while simultaneously subduewhile simultaneously subduinger who taliban fighter. president obama presented him with the highest military honor calling him a consummate, quiet professional. >> my entire military career and my entire life, i have lived a very quiet and discreet life, so with this award, it is not something that i ask for. it is something that a group of people put me in for and thought that my actions that day were deserving of this award. with that comes some
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award-winning coverage you can count on. this is abc 13 news. >> so thank you all. this is amazing. you know outside -- i don't know if you heard what is going on, have you heard? the room holds 3,000 people. outside they have 11,000 people trying to get in. [cheering] >> noreen: the second time in recent months donald trump spent the day at a university not without scuffles and adversity. >> mark: the republican front runner talked to a packed house at radford university. and annie andersen is here with what he said and how people feel about his polarizing viewfeel about his polarizing views. >> reporter: i talked to the fire marshal before the event and he told me that the capacity was 3800 -- i am sorry 4100 and they were only expect willing 3800 to show up. according to trump a lot more showed up. supporters and people against
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going to say. >> we are building the wall 100%. we are building the wall. >> reporter: just one of the topics that got lots of cheers at the donald trump rally. he talked about china and something he is coming to be known for, mocking his competition especially florida senator marco rubio. >> he was soaking wet like he just got out of the a swimming pool with his clothes on. it was honestly -- i will be honest, it was a sad thing to see. >> reporter: that aggressiveness is why some supporters like him. >> it is about time we have somebody who is not a politician in office and business minded to help with us all the debt we are in. >> reporter: others like these>> reporter: others like these political science student disagrees. >> the amount of rhetoric that he is able to give to his supporters and for them to actually believe it, it's mind-boggling. >> reporter: trump's speech went on for 15 minutes when an activist was kicked out by security. another one soon followed, and

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