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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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>> from you mexico in are you from mexico? >> reporter: a few more were kicked out and the tone change when a group of political science protesters. the focus was from them and to this, a photographer and a secret service agent getting into an altercation. >> reporter: police initially arrest the photographer, but later they decided just to detain him. we will have more from the rally and hear from the photographer in the video tonight, tonight on abc 13 news at 7:00. it in roanoke, annie andersen, abc 13 news. >> noreen: thank you, annie. the cleanup process for hard-hit appomattox county. hundreds of volunteers are still on-site and getting a close he look at how many people and homes will be affected. whitney delbridge joins us live in evergreen with the latest. whitney? >> reporter: maureen, here are the official damaged totals so far. officials tell us 41 homes were
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161 structures were damaged and 35 people are displaced. now initially right after the tornado, 375 people were without a home, but i am told that most of those people have now found housing. now yesterday the county began pick-up efforts here. they are picking up bags full of debris and v dot will be coming around to collect yard brush and limbs as they continue to cut up downed treescontinue to cut up downed trees. much of that i am told is being put to good use as firewood. this weekend alone, 431 volunteers stepped up to help clean up repairs. also the roofs on 29 homes were tarped. management specialists from all over the state came to assist and oversee some of the efforts and they said their time here is coming to a close. >> what we have done today is -- by county officials that we are in a position where we can
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management aspect over to them to manage the contractors who are now place and continue to restore the community. of the week, the appomattox landfill will have extended hours. it will be open monday through saturday from 7 a.m. through 5:30 p.m. and sunday from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. also, officials want to you remember, please, please do not try burn any debris on your property. whitney delbridge, abc 13 news. some of the other new information about the tornado. over the weekend the national weather service change the path length from 13 niles 17 miles. they also focus the wind to 100 to 145 miles per hour. it still keeps it in the ef 3 range. now for this evening, we are going to have a quiet evening with clear skies. little breezy out there. the winds will be gradually
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morning in the 30s. mid-30s at 7 a.m. coming up later we will update you and when you can expect to see rain and possibly snow returning. we are following a developing story tonight in the murders of two area college students. the albemarle county commonwealth attorney say jesse matthew is expected to take a plea deal on the hanna graham and morgan harrington cases. a hearing is set in albemarle circuit court for wednesday. graham is a uva student and harrington a virginia tech students when they disappeared. matthew was servematthew was serving a life sentence for sexual assault in fairfax county. a man accused of killing an elderly madison heights woman and beating her son is on trial for the second time. take a look at video of edward marshal jr. walking out of court today. a judge declared a mistrial during the first trial last year. marshal is accused of killing 81-year-old nor ma jean freeman in january of last year. mona kosar abdi was in court as the trial got under way today.
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>> reporter: noreen, after a long and tedious jury selection process, the trial began with opening statements. prosecutor andrew childress detailed the night of the incident in two timelines. that with norma jean and allen. they intersect between 9 a.m. and 2 a.m. of january 22 home run 2015 when marshal broke into the freeman's home and stole $50 in gift cards after brutally beating the two. childress paints alan freeman as a giver and marshal is a taker and the two had a falling out shortly before the incident over money that marshal never paid back. photos of the blood-stained bedroom where prosecutors say occurred. the prosecution's first witness was a family friend who said alan freeman left a chilling voicemail for her begging for
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in the nearly two-minute voicein the nearly two-minute voicemail a voice identified as help. you can hear saying mom, you are bleeding. we need to get to you stop bleeding. the defense refused the claim citing lack of evidence and pointing out holes in the prosecution's timeline. the trial is expected to last three, maybe four days, and all the witnesses have been warned not to bring up marshal's past criminal history because that is what led to the mistrial. for now live in amherst, mona kosar abdi, abc 13 news. >> mark: mona, thanks. the economy has seen its ups and down but one thing has remained constant for the creamremained constant for the creamery. >> noreen: how they have been
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from lynchburg is a hidden gem. the jewel of the blue ridge. for 50 years, smith mountain lake has welcomed thousands of visitors, and even those who decided to never leave and made the rural community their new home. >> noreen: the love for the area is why many local officials say the businesses there thrive. as begin the weeks-long look, priscilla kaiser did digging into how the economy is virtualinto how the economy is virtually uncomfortable. >> what is your favorite place. >> love coming here for ice cream all times of the year, i guess. >> reporter: erika brings her daughters into homestead creamery for afternooncreamery for after afternoon treat even on a cold windy day. >> i like all of their local products and especially the fresh eggs and, of course, the milk. >> nothing like cold milk in a glass bottle and the way milk
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>> reporter: fresh farm milk, homemade ice cream. homestead creamery prides ithomestead creamery prides itself on creativity and repeat customers. >> try to package the whole thing and when they come here hopefully they have the wonderful experience all the way around. >> reporter: not only local fan>> reporter: not only local fans like rimsberger, but now they have loyal customers spanning across ten states. an unexpected economic boon that has the creamery's plant tripling in size speak up come and see old equipment and see what we are doing today. and still putting it in glass bottles. >> reporter: the common sight may be 50 years ago but popular of the locals. >> they have been with us for 15 years and has been a big difference. >> reporter: one time they lost electricity and started handing out ice cream for frees. >> our customers wouldn't accept it. they still gave money to us. we know what you are going through.
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>> welcome and come to smith mountain lake. >> reporter: homestead creamery credits parts of is success to this woman regional chamber of commerce executive director vicki gardner. >> people here realize the value of shopping local, because shopping local, you are dealing with your neighbors and so again that personalized business interaction. community interaction just worked so well. >> reporter: and gardner said it all began 50 years ago. >> it wasn't thrown together, you know. ten buildings and that type of thing. it was done with precise measurement all the way through. >> reporter: on top of the rich culture and existing bonds between business owners back then. >> very small business. there was a lot of wood factorythere was a lot of wood factories and so forth here. a lot of farmers here and they all depended upon one other. >> reporter: just like business owners still do today. relying on the support of the community and customers like erika rimsberger to grow and at
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integrity. >> definitely it is nice to know it is local, and it is -- it is just a really good feeling you get knowing that you know where things are coming from. >> noreen: i don't know if it is psychological or what, but milk in the glass bottle taste so as much better to me. >> mark: does it. >> noreen: probably psychological. >> mark: i had my eye on that>> mark: i had my eye on that>> mark: i had my eye on thatle cone with a bunch of ice cream in it. >> mark: we are beginning or starting off the week on a
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in the middle of anywhere. we have an absolutely beautiful day headed our way for tomorrow. and i wanted to point out for you we will see showers late tuesday night into wednesday morning. most of this rain will fall when you are most likely going to be at your house and probably sleeping. the chance for rain will be between 6 p.m. tomorrow and 6 a.m. wednesday morning. now not all of us are going to get rain. it is going to be scattered showers. no severe weather to worry about and rainfall totals under a third of an inch. not a major event and we have rain headed our direction. show you how beautiful we are today. live look over the mountains in bedford county. want to take to you smith mountain lake as we look out over the lake and toward the mountain. danville as well enjoying a beautiful day. moving along nicely, traffic.
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toward wards road. beautiful evening. temperatures right now at 60 degrees. clear skies. the winds will diminish. it already died down a little bit. we saw winds gusting around 20 miles per hour earlier today. roanoke at 61. blacksburg at 57. danville at 67. and we have temperatures near 60s as you make your by a toward uva and charlottesville. now as far as the radar, we are dry as you can expect with the clear skies. do want to show you the next weather system that we are watching. it will be a fast moving weather system and a little lowweather system and a little low-pressure area over the rocky mountains. that is where our chance of rain will come from by tomorrow evening and wednesday morning and we will move halfway across the country and arrive here in virginia. when you wake up tomorrow, part of the day through lunchtime, a lot of sunshine, but as you move into the afternoon, you will notice some clouds moving in from the west. the rain is going to hold off until after sunset. this is a look at 11 p.m. tomorrow. nothing overly heavy, but scattered showers through the heart of virginia.
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is likely that you could be hearing some rain, but nothing overly heavy. and by the time you wake up wednesday morning, all the is gone and drier weather for the remainder of your day. for tonight in the 30s. bedford, 35 bedford, 35. smith mountain lake in the mid-30s and south boston at 35. your hourly weather shows a very rapid warm-up tomorrow morning after sunrise which means near lunchtime, temps aprot be 60. and even low 70s showing up toward south side. pittsylvania county, charlotte counties, low to mid-70s. altavista at 71. bedford, 68. roanoke, 67 and amherst at 68. show you the weekend quickly. cool for the weekend highs in the 40s and 50s and chance for a few showers mainly late saturday into early sunday. now your seven-day forecast. first batch of rain late tuesday into early wednesday.
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thursday. it is possible we could see snow on friday. this will be most likely during the morning, but as you can see by the temperatures, it may have a tough time sticking as we will see highs in the 40s on friday. but stay with us. we will keep you updated on the potential for some snow friday morning. >> mark: george, thanks. we are helping the american red cross and the blue ridge recognize real heroes in the community. today we recognize andrew wet sxwlshtionzel for the good samaritan awards. wetze /member of of the seven hills jeep club. when the big january snowstorm made driving a car very difficult, he encouraged the club to give free rides to centra nurses. ended up giving 675 rides driving 7,000 total miles in just 48 hours. >> my mother was a nurse. she worked in the emergency room started out. and we always worryand we always worried about her getting to work. and aunt and cousin also. and first -- it started just
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let them know that it was part of a jeep club, and -- and ended up making the facebook page and kind of going on from there. >> mark: yes, it did. congratulations andrew. the celebration of girls breakfast is tuesday march 15 breakfast is tuesday march 15. follow a link at our web site at wset.com or follow the blue ridge chapter of the american red cross. >> noreen: i don't know if it is the same jeep club but another jeep club was in appomattox pulling out debris with their jeeps and pulling limbs. >> mark: so many people helping. we will hear from uva's tony bennett following the win over north carolina. >> mark: what a weekend for
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where the hornet hi, everybody, the lynchburg college hornets double their pleasure on the odac tournament. the lc women and lc men captured odac championship and punched their tickets to ncaa play. the women bon their first ever odac title 62-55 over gu milford. the hornets learned they will open against 24 3 you birmingham at marysville college in tennessee. >> all season long after
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we set a goal to go to ncaa and win games in ncaa. that is our next goal on the list we have to accomplish. >> we will prepare just as hard this week as we go forward and make an impact at the national level. you know, we want to play on this stage in the odac championships and ready to play in the next stage so we are really excited about that. >> the lc men meantime one won a 62-60 overtime thriller over randolph. the first odac men's title since 1979. the 22-6 hornets opened ncaa play at ohio wesleyan university facing 19-7 scranton of pennsylvania. made the five of the last six seasons. >> this league is one of the best division three leagues in the country and get a chance to get out of this league and play as well as we did, we have as good a chance as anybody in this country to advance.
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dropped one spot to number four in the associated press poll. kansas returns to number one with michigan state up from 6th to 2nd. villanova drops to third after loselosing to sglaivier. cavaliers are fourth. miami to 7th and carolina at 8th. miami plays at clemson at 7. >> we had so much energy and passion in the last game, and now take it into the setting that you won't have the atmosphere for you. you will probably have it somewhat for them, but you can't be affected by it. cavs senior guard has made acc player of the week, 27 points, five rebounds and two steals in games against miami and north carolina. it is brogton's second player of the week award this season. and ncaa women's tournament that tips off in greensboro. the hokie also faze boston college wednesday night at 6:30. if they advance they will play
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lost and found. tonight at 7:00, how important items lost in the appomattox county tornado are being recovered and reunited with their owners. plus with the virginia primary hours away several breaking stories tonight. hours away now until super tuesday. the showdown and, tonight, donald trump and the staggering new poll. and the trump rally turning ugly today. the photographer thrown to the ground. plus, the new numbers tonight on hillary clinton. is there a path for bernie sanders? also breaking, the school shooting inside a cafeteria. the 14-year-old opening fire, then running from the scene. breaking down on the stand. erin andrews late today,
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stalker, and a famous hotel. making a statement. chris rock at the oscars. and leonardo dicaprio finally winning. what he quietly said backstage. and late word today, as we remember another oscar-winning actor. good evening. and it's great to have you with us here on a monday night. and we begin with fast-moving developments on the eve of the super tuesday showdown. and the central question this evening. can any of the republican candidates stop donald trump? and hillary clinton, after her resounding win in south carolina, what is bernie sanders' path? the new national poll tonight showing donald trump surging ahead. and, for the democrats, hillary clinton leading 55% to sanders' 38%. but donald trump facing new questions about the ku klux klan, claiming he couldn't hear during an interview when asked

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