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christiansburg. skies continue to mostly clear and that setting the stage for a very cold start to our saturday across the area. under mostly sunny skies saturday afternoon highs will rebound back to the upper 40s. the western half of the area will see mostly sunny skies on sunday while the eastern half will see a few extra clouds as we are grazed by a storm system off of the coast.
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highs in the upper 40s. tonight: mostly clear with lows in the mid to upper 20s. sunday: sun and clouds with highs in the low 50s. winter makes a comeback on cuts in the hill city. genworth financial is laying more than 200-employees in lynchburg. it's a move by the company to restructure and sell part of its business. this is related to the company's decision to suspend life insurance and fixed annuity sales. wsls ten's duke carter reports. we spoke with lynchburg mayor michael gillette over the phone about his reaction to genworth financial laying off 200 workers. in short, he says not too worried.
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the layoff yesterday and was told by leaders at genworth financial they are committed to staying in the lynchburg area. gillette also says he's hopeful genworth financial---- once the business is stable will eventually hire back some of its workers. the mayor also says while it is serious that people are losing their jobs some he hopeful some who worked at genworth financial will be able to transition and find work in lynchburg. sot the mayor says while a shooting goes unsolved, a genworth financial laying says not too worried. gillette says he learned about the layoff yesterday and was told by leaders at genworth financial they are
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lynchburg area. gillette also goes unsolved, a community is making a commitment to work together to end violent crime in their city. this comes after two people, including a doctor at a danville hospital were shot monday night. last night, residents gathered at danville regional medical center to hear from community leaders and then go on a walk along the streets around the hospital. the hospital's ceo encouraged people to share ideas as they talked about how to help reduce crime. jerry hankins/danville resident "i think you're going to ned more community involvement and people, instead of sitting there and not saying anything, i think they need to start speaking out." both victims are expected to survive. multiple anonymous sources have offered a total of 30- thousand dollars in reward money for information leading to the
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whoever is responsible for the shootings. turning to national headlines ... a michigan man is behind bars this morning after federal authorities say he has ties to isis. investigators arrested the man after monitoring his twitter account and gun purchases. no answer at the dearborn heights home of khalil abu rayyan. and this is a photo that the fbi is using against the 22 year old, claiming that abu-rayyan holding up one finger is part of his alleged support for isis. the feds say they've been watching abu rayyan since last may, because of his pro-isis twitter posts, his gun purchases & his own words. words that send a chill through dearborn attorney majed moughni. majed moughani s/majed moughni/attorn ey "he's intent on committing mass murder, i think that's terrifying moughni is not representing abu-rayyan, but is reacting to the on-line conversations abu-rayyan had with someone he didn't know was an undercover fbi agent. telling
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had an ak-47 and quote: i tried to shoot up a church one day. it's one of the biggest ones in detroit. i had it planned out. i bought a bunch of bullets. i practiced reloading and unloading. the complaint doesn't specify which detroit church abu- rayyan was allegedly planning to attack, only that it was close to his work and could seat 6,000 members. the complaint quotes abu- rayyan as saying: it's easy, and a lot of people go there. plus people are not allowed to carry guns in church. plus it would make the news. everybody would've heard. honestly i regret not doing it. if i can't do jihad in the middle east, i would do my jihad over here. the complaint quotes abu- rayyan as saying that he also armed himself with a large knife - allegedly saying "i would gladly behead people if i needed to. it is my dream to behead someone. s/majed moughni/attorn ey the fbi should be credited for putting this case together and we have a criminal behind bars"
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court on monday afternoon for a detention hearing. terror charges could be added at a later date. twitter is using technology to seek out accounts that might promote terrorist activity. the company has suspended more than 125- thousand accounts for threatening or promoting terrorist acts in the last eight months. the company says those suspended accounts were mainly linked to isis. social media has increasingly become a tool for recruitment and radicalization used by isis and its supporters. ... the search continues for a missing northern virginia woman. 22-year-old sarah waye was last seen in fairfax wednesday afternoon. she was driving a black 2009 toyota yaris police say the girl has been treated for mental health conditions and her family is concerned for her welfare. she's been entered into the national crime information center as a missing person.
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asked to call police. a nurse at the hampton veteran's administration hospital is convicted of sexually assaulting a patient. 52-year old juan lopez is found guilty of aggravated sexual assault and lying to federal agents. court documents state lopez was treating a victim back in september, administered morphine against the patient's wishes then sexually assaulted her multiple times. lopez could face life in prison. he is due back in court may 19-th. some western virginia parents are upset after some students were denied school lunch. it happened at richlands high school. parents say students at the school were unable to eat --- even if their accounts were only one dollar and fifty-cents in debts. the school's principal says she gave cafeteria workers a list of 15 students who she had previously talked to about their accounts. 's hard to fix something that went astray as this. and, i love
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lot of them in my classroom and i didn't want this to happen. i didn't mean for it to happen. i never said this was the way it was going to happen." she says the kids on the list had large outstanding balances, some owed as much as 150-dollars. in what's news today... "waz-up-widis" returns to roanoke. runners will race through several landmarks around the star city -- including the wells fargo tower and a couple parking garages. the run starts at nine a-m today. virginia tech men's basketball takes on clemson university today. at this evening's game, carilion children's patients get vip treatment. the children and their families will get the ultimate hokie experience. patients will get a behind the scenes tour of the basketball facilities and meet the spirit team. the game tips off at four p-m. traffic lanes on graves mill road bridge are now closed due to
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motorists should use caution while traveling through the work zone and obey road signs. emergency vehicles will have access at all times. lanes will re- open monday morning at five. storm team ten meteorologist jonathan kegges has more -- jonathan. skies continue to mostly clear and that setting the stage for a very cold start to our saturday across the area. under mostly sunny skies saturday afternoon highs will rebound back to the upper 40s. the western half of the area will see mostly sunny skies on sunday while the eastern half will see a few extra clouds as we are grazed by a storm system off of the coast. today: mostly sunny with highs in the upper 40s. tonight: mostly clear with lows in the mid to upper 20s. sunday: sun and clouds with highs in the low 50s. winter makes a comeback on monday as a clipper system swings on by the area. this will give us the likelihood of a
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starting late monday afternoon and lasting through tuesday. for the most part, accumulations look to stay on the lighter side, possibly accumulating to tune of a couple of inches by tuesday afternoon. stay tuned as there is room for the forecast to change as there are a number of "pieces" of energy we are tracking for the early portion of next week. a big blast of arctic air arrives for wednesday. the breeze kicks up too as this is all occurring. . to mostly clear and that setting the stage for a very cold start to our saturday across the area. under mostly sunny skies saturday afternoon highs will rebound back to the upper 40s. the western half of the area will see mostly sunny skies on sunday while the eastern half will see a few extra clouds as we are grazed by a storm system off of the coast. today: mostly sunny with highs in the upper 40s. tonight: mostly clear with lows in the mid to upper 20s. sunday: sun and clouds with highs in the low 50s. winter
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monday as a clipper system swings on by the area. this will give us the likelihood of a wintry mix and then light snow wsls ten would like to thank everyone who participated in the ten cares food drive. we teamed up with kroger and feeding america southwest virginia to help fight hunger. we all worked together to help bring in more donations during the non-profit's dry season so it can continue helping stock the shelves for more than 100 organizations across the region. during thursday's food drive, we collected nearly 13-thousand pounds of food. that converts into more than ten thousand meals for people
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wsls ten would like thank our partners at kroger, feeding america southwest virginia and the blue ridge food area food bank for their support. if you're looking for something fun to do this weekend then there's plenty going on ... head downtown roanoke to celebrate the chinese new year. the taubman museum of art and local colors hosts their annual celebration. you'll learn about chinese cultures, enjoy live music and martial arts demonstrations. it's happening today starting at noon. and you and your family can stop by tanglewood mall today for tons of fun. there will be magicians, inflatable games, crafts and face painting. the fun kicks off at ten a-m and
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(church bell) (bear growls) (burke) smash and grub. seen it. covered it.
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after trying brookside crunchy clusters, @carlybeyar tweeted: at this point, i should just be a brookside chocolate ambassador. well, i am sorry, carly... it's something you earn. brookside. talk about delicious. advertisers are putting out multi-millions of dollars for a 30-
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some large companies, like anheuser busch, buy super bowl ad time year after year...but forothers, taking that leap is a major event. mark barger reports on some super bowl rookies beyond the ones on the field. nats with more than 100 million viewers, a super bowl audience is tough to top. charles taylor sot charles taylor / professor, villanova university "there's really an opportunity to make an impact that there isn't anywhere in advertising." that's why paypal's one of at least 13 first time super bowl advertisers. . greg sot greg fisher / vp, brand marketing, paypal "this is the first step in a long journey for us." sunday's ad launches a global campaign about the company's role in the changing nature of money. sot greg fisher vp, branmketing, paypal s a marketer, uelways lding your breath,uially excited to see what theople's reaction is to it." lgate's ad, meanwhile, is less out selling a re about saving. jamesopert james cooper / executiveitor, adweek "they're running eir first ever spot and it's
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t colgate ala has brand cognition.ath wiscfee doesn't. mike own sot mike brown / owner, death wish coffee "we're aware millions of people are going to see death wish coffee for the first time." the small, new york company won a contest through intuit to fund a super bowl ad...one touting its fiercely caffeinated coffee. sot mike brown / owner, death wish coffee "the commercial was released, we had our best day of sales." godaddy was also little known... nats until racy super bowl ads helped it grow into a web hosting giant. sot charles taylor / professor, villanova university "as time went by and their awareness went up, they started taking some risks." this year, godaddy's risk is sitting out the game broadcast. but other companies are ready nats "let go and breathe" to roll the dice on super bowl ads. nats "brilliant!" or "what about a snack stadium?" mark barger, nbc news. ad time in this year's super bowl is up 11 percent over last year....and 72 percent from 2010. last year, eight different advertisers spent more than 10 percent of their full year media budget on the super bowl. now to what's trending today... a look at the biggest social networking, online and
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valentine's day is approaching and what better way and according to one tokyo restaurant, nothing says romance like chocolate noodles. in honor of valentine's day, mensho tokyo is serving ramen with a generous amount of chocolate added in. the restaurant's manager says the chocolate ramen is popular --- bringing in more than 100 orders in the first four days. people in tokyo can enjoy the sweet noodles until valentine's day for about seven dollars a bowl. have you ever thought about what animals do when we aren't watching them. rare video footage catches two alligators going at it in florida. while the video here is in slow motion, it could be very frightening for a bystander. the reptiles wrestled around for a while until one finally has the last shot --- landing them both in the water.
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normally see ... an a-t-v- on the lose. take a look at this. you can see the a-t-v on a joyride without a driver. the owner of the store says some people in the area were taking the a-t-v out for a spin when they lost control. there were a few damages to the side of the store and the a-t-v. luckily, no one was hurt. jonathan kegges joins us with for a look at our forecast. skies continue to be mostly clear and that setting the stage for a very cold start to our saturday across the area. under mostly sunny skies saturday afternoon highs will rebound back to the upper 40s. the western half of the area will see mostly sunny skies on sunday while the eastern half will see a few extra clouds as we are grazed by a storm system off
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sunny with highs in the upper 40s. tonight: mostly clear with lows in the mid to upper 20s. sunday: sun and clouds with highs in the low 50s. winter makes a comeback on monday as a clipper system swings on by the area. this will give us the likelihood of a wintry mix and then light snow starting late monday we hear from the guys who will be lining up under center as
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so we take time out on this saturday ---to hear from both signal callers.. it's a collision..of extremes.. vo the broncos peyton manning is in the twilight of his career... the favored panthers--with the young and up and coming superstar cam newton at the controls.. cam--has been facing a barrage of questions about him standing for more...than just being the panthers quarterback.. here's his take..on his role.. and peyton's ---on being a winner...despite being the oldest qb to start a superbowl rick pitino and his louisville team basketball team.---just got dunked on. out on this saturday ---to hear from both signal callers.. it's a collision..of extremes.. vo the broncos peyton manning is in
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the favored panthers--with the young and up and coming superstar cam newton at the controls.. cam--has been facing a barrage of questions about him standing for more...than just being the panthers quarterback.. here's his take..on his role.. and peyton's ---on being a winner...despite being the oldest qb to start a superbowl rick pitino and his louisville team basketball team.---just got dunked on. friday the president of the university announced a one year postseason ban amid the ongoing investigation into a recruiting sex scandal... sot rick the ban..is for both the acc tournament and the ncaa-- president:'....bas ed upon the available information gathered by the ncaa enforcement staff
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we've determined that reasonable it's reasonable to conclude that violations had occurred in the men's basketball program in the past." rick pitino/louisville coach:"... this is a this is a punishment i thought would never happen this season this is a decision that is hosch as anything obscene but i'm a soldi in this army ldier in the zoiand i will along with dr. mye ban..is for both the aurnament and the ncaa-- the aa..is continug their vestigation.. anwle...louis ville's two leading scorers..are graduate transfers...in their final season.. and the news hit them especially hard.. and in acc basketball this saturday.. virginia tech is hosting clemson...9th ranked uva travels to pittsburgh.. that's all of it. out on this saturday ---to hear a collision..of extremes.. vo
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hour of virginia today. one person is dead and three others injured after a construction crane fell and crashed onto the streets of new york city. what authorities are saying about
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at least seven people are dead this morning following a massive earthquake in taiwan. what authorities are saying about the natural disaster. plus ... the unemployment rate is the lowest its been in the last eight years, but president obama seems to think there are still concerns for the economy. good morning and thanks for joining us on virginia today here on w-s-l-s 10. i'm rachel lucas. and i'm jonathan kegges.
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christiansburg. skies continue to be mostly clear and that setting the stage for a very cold start to our saturday across the area. under mostly sunny skies saturday afternoon highs will rebound back to the upper 40s. the western half of the area will see mostly sunny skies on sunday while the eastern half will see a few extra clouds as we are grazed by a storm system off of the coast. today: mostly sunny with highs in the upper 40s. tonight: mostly clear with lows in the mid to upper 20s. sunday: sun and clouds with highs in the low 50s. winter
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monday as a clipper system people are dead and more than 400 hurt this morning following a massive earthquake in taiwan. according to taiwan's national fire agency, the earthquake registered at a six-point-four magnitude. two high-rise residential towers collapsed during the natural disaster. authorities say a total of nine buildings were damaged and five more were left tilted from the shakes and trembles. most people were asleep when the earthquake hit. and new york officials continue searching working to determine what caused a huge construction
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city's streets. investigators say the crane was being lowered to safety during strong winds when it collapsed. one person is dead and three others are seriously injured. city officials say the incident could have been much worse. they are set to discuss several recovery actions during a news conference later today. in wsls ten political coverage this morning ... the new hampshire primary is just days away for presidential candidates. in the past, no republican has won the nomination without winning either the iowa caucuses or the new hampshire primary. but while majority of the candidates continue their campaigns in new hampshire, one person not there is making a bit of noise. mary moloney reports. blame it on the snow. the winter weather stranded donald trump's massive jet in new york. forcing him to scrap his event in new hampshire. jeb bush took a swipe at trump on twitter. saying his 90- year-old mother made it out to campaign. barbara bush
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"i haven't seen snow in years." the businessman put out this video instead -- praising the granite state's motto - live free or die. donald trump donald trump/r presidential candidate: "it means liberty. it means freedom." nats: "what a great slogan. congratulation s new hampshire." but it's trump who may get congratulated. according to a cnn/wmur poll of likely republican primary voters -- donald trump has an 11 point lead in the state. followed by marco rubio in second place ted cruz and john kasich nearly tied for third. with bush a hair behind. the former florida governor hoping his straight - talking mom could convince voters to pick jeb instead of trump. barbara bush/former first lady: "i'm a woman. i'm not crazy about what he says about women." barbara bush/former first lady: "i don't even think about him. i'm sick of him. that's very strong." on the other side of the political aisle -- hillary clinton is looking beyond bernie sanders' commanding lead in new hampshire-- and focusing on her end game. hillary clinton hillary clinton/d presidential candidate: "if i am so fortunate to get this nomination, we can turn our attention to what we really need
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sure we don't get a republican back in the white house. sanders also playing the long game -- armed with a wave of support that's shaking the democratic party. bernie sanders bernie sanders/ d presidential candidate: "this campaign is trying to do is to ask the american people to think big and not small." i'm mary moloney reporting. the unemployment rate is the lowest it's been in the last eight years. the labor department says u-s employers added more than 150-thousand jobs in january.. bringing the national unemployment rate to 4-point-9 percent. average hourly wages have also gone up 2-and-a- half percent over the last year. president barack obama says although the latest jobs report was good.. there is still more work to be done. president barack obama there is still anxiety and concern about the general direction of the economy. last month -- more than 75- thousand jobs were cut.. which
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time when layoffs typically increase due to seasonal jobs ending. it's a big anniversary for a local school. the roanoke valley governor's school is celebrating 30 years of education... and expanded opportunities. during that time... the school has had a big impact on local students. wsls ten's jenna zibton explains in this monring's education matters. these are some of the brightest young minds in southwest virginia. 16:58:41 vanessa lin, franklin county high school junior "we're looking at how lactose bacillus affects seizure activity." vannessa lin is studying flies. 17:1:24 vanessa lin, franklin county high school junior "we're going to induce seizures into the flies and record their movements and compare that to a normal fly." 17:45:31 dr john kowalski, governor's school director "i think often times in regular high schools the gifted students sometimes don't have the opportunities that they could have and by bringing them together in one place there's a huge synergy
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together... 270 students from seven school districts study science and math at the roanoke valley governor's school. dr. john kowalski is the school director. he's been at the school for 29 of the 30 years it's been open. 17:45:15 dr john kowalski, governor's school director "economically it works well to concentrate the kind of resources we have in one place that all the school districts can take advantage of." 17:44:31 dr john kowalski, governor's school director "i think what we've seen over the years as we have become better known there are more applicants." 17:51:29 jenna zibton "in the last 30 years the number of students here has nearly doubled but the curriculum has largely remained the same." 17:1:55 vanessa lin, franklin county high school junior "all the people here are like me. at my homeschool, i love my homeschool but it's a different environment." surrounded by similar students... it's pushed them to challenge each other... and it's paying off. 17:48:40 dr john kowalski, governor's school director "96% of our students who apply to the university of virginia last year were accepted 100% of the students who applied to virginia tech went accepted. we have
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to duke." over the next five years dr. kowalski doesn't see any major changes but he says in the coming decades it would be good to expand adding more research labs and students. now to jonathan kegges with a look at our forecast. skies continue to be mostly clear and that setting the stage for a very cold start to our saturday across the area. under mostly sunny skies saturday afternoon highs will rebound back to the upper 40s. the western half of the area will see mostly sunny skies on sunday while the eastern half will see a few extra clouds as we are grazed by a storm system off of the coast. today: mostly sunny with highs in the upper 40s. tonight: mostly clear with lows in the mid to upper 20s. sunday: sun and clouds with highs in the low 50s. winter makes a comeback on monday as a clipper system swings on by the area. this will
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wintry mix and then light snow starting late monday afternoon and lasting through tuesday. for the most part, accumulations look to stay on the lighter side, possibly accumulating to tune of a couple of inches by tuesday afternoon. stay tuned as there is room for the forecast to change as there are a number of "pieces" of energy we are tracking for the early portion of next week. a big blast of arctic air arrives for wednesday. the breeze kicks up too as this is all occurring. . expand adding more research labs and students. setting the stage for a very cold start to our saturday across the area. under mostly sunny skies saturday afternoon highs will rebound back to the upper 40s. the western half of the area will see mostly sunny skies on sunday while the eastern half will see a few extra clouds as we are grazed by a storm system off of the coast. today: mostly sunny with highs in the upper 40s. tonight: mostly clear with lows in the mid to upper 20s.
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highs in the low 50s. it's been a great week here in southwest virginia ... here's a look back at some of this week's best moments. wsls ten teamed up with feeding america southwest virginia and kroger to help fight hunger. nearly 13- thousand pounds of food was collected during the 10 cares food drive. this converts to more than 10- thousand meals across the region for people in need. the food drive was held thursday at kroger in roanoke, lynchburg, martinsville and blacksburg. governor terry mcauliffe proclaims "frank beamer day." the official day february fourth. he made the declaration as virginia tech came to the capitol
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delegates honored the former hokies head football coach with a copy of the resolution .. which was passed by both the house and the senate. beamer says he was honored. beamer retired at the end of the last football season after 29 years leading the team. the montgomery county sheriff's office announces a new partnership with local organization help save the next girl. new sheriff hank partin revealed plans for a help save the next girl wrap that will go on a patrol car in the next few weeks. he also says a main priority is to get a chapter of the organization in every montgomery county high school. right now.. auburn and eastern montgomery high school are the only ones without it. the sheriff's office also plans to reach out to the community for more ideas on how the organizations can partner and spread the word about safety. the greater richmond transit center is flashing
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american legends from central virginia. it's happening all month for black history. earlier this week, the bus service reserved the frist passenger seat on every bus honoring rosa parks. rosa parks is known for refusing to give up her seat on an alabama bus to a white passenger back in 19-55. this was a significant moment in the civil rights movement. still to come ... valentine's day is approaching and that means it's stime for gifts. how you can adopt this loving pup for your sweetheart. don't forget when we're not on the air we've made it easy to get updates on the go. you have several options... including liking us on facebook by simply searching for "wsls ten". traffic on your smartphone or tablet .. app." and for your latest weather including radar and future forecasts ... download our "storm team ten weather app." all you have to do is search for
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skies continue to be mostly clear and that setting the stage for a very cold start to our saturday across the area. under mostly sunny skies saturday afternoon highs will rebound back
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half of the area will see mostly sunny skies on sunday while the eastern half will see a few extra clouds as we are grazed by a storm system off of the coast. today: mostly sunny with highs in the upper 40s. tonight: mostly clear with lows in the mid to upper 20s. sunday: sun and clouds with highs in the low 50s. winter makes a comeback on monday as a clipper system swings on by the area. this will give us the likelihood of a wintry mix and then light snow starting late monday
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tuesday. for the most part, accumulations look to stay on away and if you aren't sure what to get your sweetheart, this next visitor may help you make a decision. sylvie peterson from the roanoke valley spca is here with this week's pet of the week. to get your sweetheart, this next visitor may help you make a decision. sylvie peterson from the roanoke valley spca is here with this
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to get your sweetheart, this next visitor may help you make a decision. sylvie peterson from the roanoke valley spca is here with this week's pet of the week. to get your sweetheart, this next visitor may help you make a decision. sylvie peterson from the roanoke valley spca is here with this week's pet of the week. sylvie peterson from the roanoke valley spca joins wsls 10's erin brookshier to
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the week. visit our website at wsls.com for more information on how you can adopt rascal. 10's erin brookshier to introduce this week's pet of the week. visit our website at wsls.com for more information on how you can adopt rascal. 10's erin brookshier to introduce this week's pet of the week. visit our website at wsls.com for more
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here's a live look from the nation's capitol. here's a look at "five things you need to know" before you head out the door this morning. genworth financial is laying off more than 200 people. the lynchburg company says it's a move to restructure and sell part of its business. this is related to the company's decision to suspend life
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the search continues for a missing northern virginia woman. 22-year-old sarah waye was last seen in fairfax wednesday afternoon. she was driving a black 2009 toyota yaris police say the girl has been treated for mental health conditions and her family is concerned for her welfare. she's been entered into the national crime information center as a missing person. twitter is using technology to seek out accounts that might promote terrorist activity. the company has suspended more than 125- thousand accounts for threatening or promoting terrorist acts in the last eight months. the company says those suspended accounts were mainly linked to isis. the unemployment rate is the lowest it's been in the last eight years. the labor department says u-s employers added more than 150-thousand jobs in january.. bringing the national unemployment rate to 4-point-9 percent. average hourly wages have also
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over the last year. skies continue to be mostly clear and that setting the stage for a very cold start to our saturday across the area. under mostly sunny skies saturday afternoon highs will rebound back to the upper 40s. the western half of the area will see mostly sunny skies on sunday while just a few minutes with more
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announces major job cuts for people in the hill city. what mayor gillette is saying about these changes. plus ... a michigan man is in police custody after they say he attempted to join isis. the latest in the investigation and how twitter is working to crack down on terrorism. good morning and thanks for joining us on virginia today here on w-s-l-s 10. i'm rachel lucas. and i'm jonathan kegges. here's a live look at u-s 220 in
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skies continue to mostly clear and that setting the stage for a very cold start to our saturday across the area. under mostly sunny skies saturday virginia today here on w-s-l-s 10. i'm rachel lucas. and i'm jonathan kegges. here's a live look at u-s 220 in roanoke. skies continue to mostly clear and that setting the stage for a very cold start to our saturday across the area. under mostly sunny skies saturday afternoon highs will rebound back to the upper 40s. the western half of the area will see mostly sunny skies on sunday while the eastern half will see a few extra clouds as we are grazed by a storm system off of the coast. today: mostly sunny with highs in the upper 40s. tonight: mostly clear with lows in the mid to upper 20s. sunday: sun and clouds with highs in the low 50s. winter makes a comeback on monday as a clipper system
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will give us the likelihood of a wintry mix and then light snow starting late monday cuts in the hill city. genworth financial is laying more than 200-employees in lynchburg. it's a move by the company to restructure and sell part of its business. this is related to the company's decision to suspend life insurance and fixed annuity sales. wsls ten's duke carter reports. we spoke with lynchburg mayor michael gillette over the phone about his reaction to genworth financial laying off 200 workers. in short, he says not too worried. gillette says he learned about the layoff yesterday and was told by leaders at genworth financial they are committed to staying in the lynchburg area. gillette also says he's hopeful genworth financial---- once the business is stable will
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the mayor also says while it is serious that people are losing their jobs some he hopeful some who worked at genworth financial will be able to transition and find work in lynchburg. sot the mayor says the phone about his reaction to genworth financial laying off 200 workers. in short, he says not too worried. gillette says he learned about the layoff yesterday and was told by leaders at genworth financial they are committed to staying in the lynchburg area. gillette also says he's hopeful genworth financial---- once the business is goes unsolved, a community is
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a commitment to work together to end violent crime in their city. this comes after two people, including a doctor at a danville hospital were shot monday night. last night, residents gathered at danville regional medical center to hear from community leaders and then go on a walk along the streets around the hospital. the hospital's ceo encouraged people to share ideas as they talked about how to help reduce crime. jerry hankins/danville resident "i think you're going to ned more community involvement and people, instead of sitting there and not saying anything, i think they need to start speaking out." both victims are expected to survive. multiple anonymous sources have offered a total of 30- thousand dollars in reward money for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever is responsible for the shootings. turning to national headlines ... a michigan man is behind bars this morning after federal authorities say he has ties to isis. investigators arrested the man
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account and gun purchases. no answer at the dearborn heights home of khalil abu rayyan. and this is a photo that the fbi is using against the 22 year old, claiming that abu-rayyan holding up one finger is part of his alleged support for isis. the feds say they've been watching abu rayyan since last may, because of his pro-isis twitter posts, his gun purchases & his own words. words that send a chill through dearborn attorney majed moughni. majed moughani s/majed moughni/attorn ey "he's intent on committing mass terrifying moughni is not representing abu-rayyan, but is reacting to the on-line conversations abu-rayyan had with someone he didn't know was an undercover fbi agent. telling that agent that he had an ak-47 and quote: i tried to shoot up a church one day. it's one of the biggest ones in detroit. i had it planned bullets. i practiced reloading and unloading. the complaint doesn't specify
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planning to attack, only that it was close to his work and could seat 6,000 members. the complaint quotes abu- rayyan as saying: it's easy, and a lot of people go there. plus people are not allowed to carry guns in church. plus it would make the news. everybody would've heard. honestly i regret not doing it. if i can't do jihad in the middle east, i would do my jihad over here. the complaint quotes abu- rayyan as saying that he also armed himself with a large knife - allegedly saying "i would gladly behead people if i needed to. it is my dream to behead someone. s/majed moughni/attorn ey the fbi should be credited for putting this case together and we have a criminal behind bars" the 22-year is set to appear in court on monday afternoon for a detention hearing. terror charges could be added at a later date. twitter is using technology to seek out accounts that might promote terrorist activity. the company has suspended more than 125- thousand accounts for threatening or
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the company says those suspended isis. social media has increasingly become a tool for recruitment and its supporters. in news around va this morning ... the search continues for a missing northern virginia woman. 22-year-old sarah waye was last seen in fairfax wednesday afternoon. she was driving a black 2009 toyota yaris police say the girl has been treated for mental health conditions and her family is concerned for her welfare. she's been entered into the national crime information center as a missing person. anyone with information is asked to call police. a nurse at the hampton veteran's administration hospital is convicted of sexually assaulting a patient. 52-year old juan lopez is found guilty of aggravated sexual assault and lying to federal agents. court documents state lopez was treating a victim
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morphine against the patient's wishes then sexually assaulted her multiple times. lopez could face life in prison. he is due back in court may 19-th. some western virginia parents are upset after some students were denied school lunch. it happened at richlands high school. parents say students at the school were unable to eat --- even if their accounts were only one dollar and fifty-cents in debts. the school's principal says she gave cafeteria workers a list of 15 students who she had previously talked to about their accounts. 's hard to fix something that went astray as this. and, i love every kid in this building. i had a lot of them in my classroom and i didn't want this to happen. i didn't mean for it to happen. i never said this was the way it was going to happen." she says the kids on the list had large outstanding balances, some owed as much as 150-dollars. in what's news today...
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roanoke. runners will race through several landmarks around the star city -- including the wells fargo tower and a couple parking garages. the run starts at nine a-m today. virginia tech men's basketball takes on clemson university today. at this evening's game, carilion children's patients get vip treatment. the children and their families will get the ultimate hokie experience. patients will get a behind the scenes tour of the basketball facilities and meet the spirit team. the game tips off at four p-m. traffic lanes on graves mill road bridge are now closed due to maintenance work. motorists should use caution while traveling through the work zone and obey road signs. emergency vehicles will have access at all times. lanes will re- open monday morning at five. storm team ten meteorologist jonathan kegges has more -- jonathan.
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and that setting the stage for a very cold start to our saturday across the area. under mostly sunny skies saturday afternoon highs will rebound back to the upper 40s. the western half of the area will see mostly sunny skies on sunday while the eastern half will see a few extra clouds as we are grazed by a storm system off of the coast. today: mostly sunny with highs in the upper 40s. tonight: mostly clear with lows in the mid to upper 20s. sunday: sun and clouds with highs in the low 50s. winter makes a comeback on monday as a clipper system swings on by the area. this will give us the likelihood of a wintry mix and then light snow starting late monday afternoon and lasting through tuesday. for the most part, accumulations look to stay on the lighter side, possibly
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tuesday afternoon. stay tuned as there is room for the forecast to change as there are a number of "pieces" of energy we are tracking for the early portion of next week. a big blast of arctic air arrives for wednesday. the breeze kicks up too as this is all occurring. . to mostly clear and that setting the stage for a very cold start to our saturday across the area. under mostly sunny skies saturday afternoon highs will rebound back to the upper 40s. the western half of the area will see mostly sunny skies on sunday while the eastern half will see a few extra clouds as we are grazed by a storm system off of the coast. today: mostly sunny with
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everyone who participated in the ten cares food drive. we teamed up with kroger and feeding america southwest virginia to help fight hunger. we all worked together to help bring in more donations during the non-profit's dry season so it can continue helping stock the shelves for more than 100 organizations across the region. during thursday's food drive, we collected nearly 13-thousand pounds of food. that converts into more than ten thousand meals for people in need. wsls ten would like thank our partners at kroger, feeding america southwest virginia and the blue ridge food area food bank for their support. if you're looking for something fun to do this weekend then there's plenty going on ... head downtown roanoke to
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the taubman museum of art and local colors hosts their annual celebration. you'll learn about chinese cultures, enjoy live music and martial arts demonstrations. it's happening today starting at noon. and you and your family can stop by tanglewood mall today for tons of fun. there will be magicians, inflatable games, crafts and face painting. the fun kicks off at ten a-m and
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ten consumer watch ... advertisers are putting out multi-millions of dollars for a 30- second commercial on super bowl sunday. some large companies, like anheuser busch, buy super bowl ad time year after year...but forothers, taking that leap is a major event. mark barger reports on some super bowl rookies beyond the ones on the field.
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with more than 100 million viewers, a super bowl audience is tough to top. charles taylor sot charles taylor / professor, villanova university "there's really an opportunity to make an impact that there isn't anywhere in advertising." that's why paypal's one of at least 13 first time super bowl advertisers. . greg sot greg fisher / vp, brand marketing, paypal "this is the first step in a long journey for us." sunday's ad launches a global campaign about the company's role in the changing nature of money. sot greg fisher / vp, brand marketing, paypal "as a marketer, you're always holding your breath, but i'm really excited to see what the people's reaction is to it." colgate's ad, meanwhile, is less about selling and more about saving. james cooper sot james cooper / executive editor, adweek "they're running their first ever spot and it's based on not wasting water." but colgate already has brand recognition. death wish coffee doesn't. mike brown sot mike brown / owner, death wish coffee "we're aware millions of people are going to see death wish coffee for the first time." the small, new york company won a contest through intuit to fund a super bowl ad...one touting its fiercely caffeinated coffee. sot mike brown / owner, death wish coffee
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we had our best day of sales." godaddy was also little known... nats until racy super bowl ads helped it grow into a web hosting giant. sot charles taylor / professor, villanova university "as time went by and their awareness went up, they started taking some risks." this year, godaddy's risk is sitting out the game broadcast. but other companies are ready nats "let go and breathe" to roll the dice on super bowl ads. nats "brilliant!" or "what about a snack stadium?" mark barger, nbc news. ad time in this year's super bowl is up 11 percent over last year....and 72 percent from 2010. last year, eight different advertisers spent more than 10 percent of their full year media budget on the super bowl. now to what's trending today... a look at the biggest social networking, online and technology talkers. valentine's day is approaching and what better way and according to one tokyo restaurant, nothing says romance like chocolate noodles. in honor of valentine's day,
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with a generous amount of chocolate added in. the restaurant's manager says the chocolate ramen is popular --- bringing in more than 100 orders in the first four days. people in tokyo can enjoy the sweet noodles until valentine's day for about seven dollars a bowl. have you ever thought about what animals do when we aren't watching them. rare video footage catches two alligators going at it in florida. while the video here is in slow motion, it could be very frightening for a bystander. the reptiles wrestled around for a while until one finally has the last shot --- landing them both in the water. it's something you don't normally see ... an a-t-v- on the lose. take a look at this. you can see the a-t-v on a joyride without a driver. the owner of the store says some
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a-t-v out for a spin when they lost control. there were a few damages to the side of the store and the a-t-v. luckily, no one was hurt. jonathan kegges joins us with for a look at our forecast. skies continue to be mostly clear and that setting the stage for a very cold start to our saturday across the saturday afternoon highs will rebound back to the upper 40s. the western half of the area will see mostly sunny skies on sunday while the eastern half will see a few extra clouds as we
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lining up under center as
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we are bearing down on the big game.. so we take time out on this saturday ---to hear from both signal callers.. it's a collision..of extremes.. vo the broncos peyton manning is in the twilight of his career... the favored panthers--with the young and up and coming superstar cam newton at the
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cam--has been facing a barrage of questions about him standing for more...than just being the panthers quarterback.. here's his take..on his role.. and peyton's ---on being a winner...despite being the oldest qb to start a superbowl rick pitino and his louisville out on this saturday ---to hear from both signal callers.. it's a collision..of extremes.. vo the broncos peyton manning is in the twilight of his career... the favored panthers--with the young and up and coming superstar cam newton at the controls.. cam--has been facing a barrage of questions about him
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being the panthers quarterback.. here's his take..on his role.. and peyton's ---on being a winner...despite being the oldest qb to start a superbowl rick pitino and his louisville team basketball team.---just got dunked on. friday the president of the university announced a one year postseason ban amid the ongoing investigation into a recruiting sex scandal... sot dr ramsey/louisvill e president:'....bas ed upon the available information gathered by the ncaa enforcement staff and the university of louisville we've determined that reasonable it's reasonable to conclude that violations had occurred in the men's basketball program in the past." ckto/louisvil ach:.this is a this is a punishmeniought would never haen is ason this is a decision that hosch as anying obscenet i'm a soldier in this armyldier the zome and i will go ong with dr. ramsey . the ban..is for both the acc tournament and the ncaa-- the ncaa..is continuing their investigation.. meanwhile...louis ville's two leading scorers..are graduate transfers...in their final season.. and the news hit them especially hard.. and in acc basketball this saturday.. virginia tech is hosting
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all of it. ja wsls 10 sports. > out on this saturday ---to hear from both signal callers.. hour of virginia today. one person is dead and three others injured after a construction crane fell and crashed onto the streets of new york city. what authorities are saying about
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massive earthquake in taiwan. what authorities are saying about the natural disaster. plus ... the unemployment rate is the lowest its been in the last eight years, but president obama seems to think there are still concerns for the economy. good morning and thanks for joining us on virginia today here on w-s-l-s 10. i'm rachel lucas. and i'm jonathan kegges. here's a live look from our skycam at the roanoke- blacksburg regional airport. skies continue to be mostly clear and that setting the stage for a very cold start to our saturday across the area. under mostly sunny skies saturday afternoon highs will rebound back to the upper 40s. the western
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sunny skies on sunday while the eastern half will see a few extra clouds as we are grazed by a storm system off of the coast. today: mostly sunny with highs in the upper 40s. tonight: mostly clear with lows in the mid to upper 20s. sunday: sun and clouds with highs in the low 50s. winter makes a comeback on monday as a clipper system swings on by the area. this will give us the likelihood of a wintry mix and then light snow people are dead and more than
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this morning following a massive earthquake in taiwan. according to taiwan's national fire agency, the earthquake registered at a six-point-four magnitude. two high-rise residential towers collapsed during the natural disaster. authorities say a total of nine buildings were damaged and five more were left tilted from the shakes and trembles. most people were asleep when the earthquake hit. a search is underway for three people after two planes collided near the port of los angeles. according to authorities, there's no sign of survivors after hours of searching. the collision happened around 3-thirty friday afternoon. coast guard captain jennifer williams says two men and one woman was aboard the plane. the sheriff's department is in recovery mode, so they're doing diving and sonar operations which we are coordinating with the sheriffs. however, the coast guard's hopeful that we
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surface of the water." so far, searchers have recovered wreckage, the beechcraft plane that was carrying the two men. meanwhile, the plane flown by the woman is missing. and new york officials continue working to determine what caused a huge construction crane to crash down onto the city's streets. investigators say the crane was being lowered to safety during strong winds when it collapsed. one person is dead and three others are seriously injured. city officials say the incident could have been much worse. they are set to discuss several recovery actions during a news conference later today. in wsls ten political coverage this morning ... the new hampshire primary is just days away for presidential candidates. in the past, no republican has won the nomination without winning either the iowa caucuses or the new hampshire primary. but while majority of the candidates continue their campaigns in new hampshire, one person not there is making a bit
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mary moloney reports. blame it on the snow. the winter weather stranded donald trump's massive jet in new york. forcing him to scrap his event in new hampshire. jeb bush took a swipe at trump on twitter. saying his 90- year-old mother made it out to campaign. barbara bush barbara bush/former first lady: "i haven't seen snow in years." the businessman put out this video instead -- praising the granite state's motto - live free or die. donald trump donald trump/r presidential candidate: "it means liberty. it means freedom." nats: "what a great slogan. congratulation s new hampshire." but it's trump who may get congratulated. according to a cnn/wmur poll of likely republican primary voters -- donald trump has an 11 point lead in the state. followed by marco rubio in second place ted cruz and john kasich nearly tied for third. with bush a hair behind. the former florida governor hoping his straight - talking mom could convince voters to pick jeb instead of trump. barbara bush/former first lady: "i'm a woman. i'm not crazy
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barbara bush/former first lady: "i don't even think about him. i'm sick of him. that's very strong." on the other side of the political aisle -- hillary clinton is looking beyond bernie sanders' commanding lead in new hampshire-- and focusing on her end game. hillary clinton hillary clinton/d presidential candidate: "if i am so fortunate to get this nomination, we can turn our attention to what we really need to do, which is make sure we don't get a republican back in the white house. sanders also playing the long game -- armed with a wave of support that's shaking the democratic party. bernie sanders bernie sanders/ d presidential candidate: "this campaign is trying to do is to ask the american people to think big and not small." i'm mary moloney reporting. the unemployment rate is the lowest it's been in the last eight years. the labor department says u-s employers added more than 150-thousand jobs in january.. bringing the national unemployment rate to 4-point-9 percent. average hourly wages have also gone up 2-and-a- half percent over the last year. president barack obama says although the
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more work to be done. president barack obama there is still anxiety and concern about the general direction of the economy. last month -- more than 75- thousand jobs were cut.. which is far more than usual.. even for a time when layoffs typically increase due to seasonal jobs ending. it's a big anniversary for a local school. the roanoke valley governor's school is celebrating 30 years of education... and expanded opportunities. during that time... the school has had a big impact on local students. wsls ten's jenna zibton explains in this monring's education matters. these are some of the brightest young minds in southwest virginia. 16:58:41 vanessa lin, franklin county high school junior "we're looking at how lactose bacillus affects seizure activity." vannessa lin is studying flies. 17:1:24 vanessa lin, franklin county high school junior "we're going to induce seizures into the flies and record their movements and compare that to a normal fly."
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governor's school director "i think often times in regular high schools the gifted students sometimes don't have the opportunities that they could have and by bringing them together in one place there's a huge synergy of these kids working together." together... 270 students from seven school districts study science and math at the roanoke valley governor's school. dr. john kowalski is the school director. he's been at the school for 29 of the 30 years it's been open. 17:45:15 dr john kowalski, governor's school director "economically it works well to concentrate the kind of resources we have in one place that all the school districts can take advantage of." 17:44:31 dr john kowalski, governor's school director "i think what we've seen over the years as we have become better known there are more applicants." 17:51:29 jenna zibton "in the last 30 years the number of students here has nearly doubled but the curriculum has largely remained the same." 17:1:55 high school junior "all the people here are like me. at my homeschool, i love my homeschool but it's a different environment."
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students... it's pushed them to challenge each other... and it's paying off. 17:48:40 dr john kowalski, governor's school director "96% of our students who apply to the university of virginia last year were accepted 100% of the students who applied to virginia tech went accepted. we have students going to mit, several to duke." over the next five years dr. kowalski doesn't see any major changes but he says in the coming decades it would be good to expand adding more research labs and students. now to jonathan kegges with a look at our forecast. skies continue to be mostly clear and that setting the stage for a very cold start to our saturday across the area. under mostly sunny skies saturday afternoon highs will rebound back to the upper 40s. the western half of the area will see mostly sunny skies on sunday while the eastern half will see a few
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are grazed by a storm system off of the coast. today: mostly sunny with highs in the upper 40s. tonight: mostly clear with lows in the mid to upper 20s. sunday: sun and clouds with highs in the low 50s. winter makes a comeback on monday as a clipper system swings on by the area. this will give us the likelihood of a wintry mix and then light snow starting late monday afternoon and lasting through tuesday. for the most part, accumulations look to stay on the lighter side, possibly accumulating to tune of a couple of inches by tuesday afternoon. stay tuned as there is room for the forecast to change as there are a number of "pieces" of energy we are tracking for the early portion of next week. a big blast of arctic air arrives for wednesday. the breeze kicks up too as this is
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to be mostly clear and that setting the stage for a very cold start to our saturday across the area. under mostly sunny skies saturday afternoon highs will rebound back to the upper 40s. the western half of the area will see mostly sunny skies on sunday while the eastern half will see a few extra clouds as we are grazed by a storm system off of the coast. today: mostly sunny with highs in the upper 40s. tonight: mostly clear with lows in the mid to upper 20s. sunday: sun and clouds with highs in the low 50s. winter makes a comeback on southwest virginia ... here's a look back at some of this week's best moments. wsls ten teamed up with feeding america southwest virginia and kroger to help fight hunger. nearly 13- thousand pounds of
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the 10 cares food drive. this converts to more than 10- thousand meals across the region for people in need. the food drive was held thursday at kroger in roanoke, lynchburg, martinsville and blacksburg. governor terry mcauliffe proclaims "frank beamer day." the official day february fourth. he made the declaration as virginia tech came to the capitol for its annual lobby day. the virginia house of delegates honored the former hokies head football coach with a copy of the resolution .. which was passed by both the house and the senate. beamer says he was honored. beamer retired at the end of the last football season after 29 years leading the team. the montgomery county sheriff's office announces a new partnership with local organization help save the next girl. new sheriff hank partin revealed plans for a help save the next girl wrap that will go on a patrol
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the next few weeks. he also says a main priority is to get a chapter of the organization in every montgomery county high school. right now.. auburn and eastern montgomery high school are the only ones without it. the sheriff's office also plans to reach out to the community for more ideas on how the organizations can partner and spread the word about safety. the greater richmond transit center is flashing messages honoring african american legends from central virginia. it's happening all month for black history. earlier this week, the bus service reserved the frist passenger seat on every bus honoring rosa parks. rosa parks is known for refusing to give up her seat on an alabama bus to a white passenger back in 19-55. this was a significant moment in the civil rights movement. still to come ... valentine's day is approaching and that means it's stime for gifts.
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skies continue to be mostly clear and that setting the stage for a very cold start to our saturday across the area.
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skies saturday afternoon highs will rebound back to the upper 40s. the western half of the area will see mostly sunny skies on sunday while the eastern half will see a few extra clouds as we are grazed by a storm system off of the coast. today: mostly sunny with highs in the upper 40s. tonight: mostly clear with lows in the mid to upper 20s. sunday: sun and clouds with highs in the low 50s. winter makes a comeback on monday as a clipper system
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will give us the likelihood of a wintry mix and then light snow starting late monday away and if you aren't sure what to get your sweetheart, away and if you aren't sure what to get your sweetheart, this next visitor may help you make a decision. sylvie peterson from the roanoke valley spca is here with this week's pet of the week. sylvie peterson from the roanoke valley spca joins wsls 10's erin brookshier to
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the week. visit our website at wsls.com for more information on how you can adopt rascal. 10's erin brookshier to introduce this week's pet of the week. visit our website at wsls.com for more information on how you can adopt rascal. 10's erin brookshier to introduce this week's pet of the week. visit our website at wsls.com for more information on how you can adopt
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10's erin brookshier to introduce this week's pet of the week. visit our website at wsls.com for more information on how you can adopt rascal. 10's erin brookshier to introduce this week's pet of the week. visit our website at wsls.com for more
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here's a live look from poor mountain. here's a look at "five things you need to know" before you head out the door this morning. genworth financial is laying off more than 200 people. the lynchburg company says it's a move to restructure and sell
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this is related to the company's decision to suspend life insurance and fixed annuity sales. the search continues for a missing northern virginia woman. 22-year-old sarah waye was last seen in fairfax wednesday afternoon. she was driving a black 2009 toyota yaris police say the girl has been treated for mental health conditions and her family is concerned for her welfare. she's been entered into the national crime information center as a missing person. twitter is using technology to seek out accounts that might promote terrorist activity. the company has suspended more than 125- thousand accounts for threatening or promoting terrorist acts in the last eight months. the company says those suspended accounts were mainly linked to isis. the unemployment rate is the lowest it's been in the last eight years. the labor department says u-s employers added more than 150-thousand jobs in january.. bringing the national unemployment rate to 4-point-9
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average hourly wages have also gone up 2-and-a- half percent over the last year. skies continue to be mostly clear and that setting the stage for a very cold start to our saturday across the area. under mostly sunny skies saturday afternoon highs will rebound back to the upper 40s. the western half of the area will see mostly sunny skies on sunday while the eastern half will see a few extra clouds as we are grazed by a storm system off of the coast. today: mostly sunny with highs in the upper 40s. tonight: mostly clear with lows in the mid to upper 20s. sunday: sun and clouds with highs in the low 50s.
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breaking overnight. good morning, breaking overnight. rescued from the rubble. hundreds of people, including many children pulled from high-rise buildings after a massive quake hit taiwan. the quake hit in the middle of the night, while everyone was still sleeping. at least 11 people killed. many others still missing. this morning, the rush to pull these trapped out alive. and ready to rumble. fireworks expected at the
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