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thirty ... virginia tech researchers take a closer look at the zika virus. what they hope to find. plus ... the first of the nation's primaries is underway in new hampshire. a live report on voter turnout and how the candidates stack up ahead of the final vote. cracking down on heroin and prescription drug abuse in the commonwealth. how attorney general mark herring plans to tackle the epidemic. good evening and thanks for joining us for wsls ten at 5:30 ... i'm dawn jefferies.
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as light snow showers continue to fall in some parts of southwest virginia ... another concern for communities is the bitter cold heading our way. temperatures could fall into the mid-teens in some places. storm team ten chief meteorologist jeff haniewich joins us now .. jeff ... it's time to bundle up. well, it was another cold day across the region with temperatures mainly in the 20s and 30s. the winds picked up as expected too. we continued to see some mountain flurries/light snow showers, with a little more sun farther east. the pattern does not look to change a whole lot through wednesday. tonight: mostly cloudy with light mountain snow showers still possible, blustery with lows in the lower 20s. wednesday: clouds west, more sun east with mountain snow showers hanging tough.bluster y still with highs in the lower 30s. thursday will see a mix of sun and clouds area-wide.and it looks to be a dry day for everyone. it will remain cold
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highs only in the upper 20s. friday will be partly sunny and not quite as cold with highs in the middle 30s. the winds actually look to stay elevated through at least part of the weekend. the weekend looks for the most part dry, but continued cold. saturday will once again see more clouds west will top out in the middle 30s. teenagers are charged in connection with a killing in eden, north carolina. rockingham investigators charged 18- year-olds daquarius martin and zachary haley with first degree kidnapping and murder of benjamin baker. deputies say baker was found dead inside his home last month after being shot.
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last night. both are being held in the henry county jail without bond. the investigation is ongoing ... if you have any information call the rockingham county sheriff's office. a house fire in gretna that killed a woman late last month ... has been ruled an accident. the pittsylvania county fire marshal says ... the fire started in the kitchen near the microwave. investigators say it then spread to the attic. 73-year old katie yeatts was found inside. it's believed she died of smoke inhalation. a salem man is in jail after admitting to making methamphetamine in an abandoned building. officers were called to the 16- hundred block of reece road saturday for a man reportedly going into an abandoned building. the man ran off when they got there. police later found joseph gabris who they say then told officers he was making meth in the building. the 28-year-old was charged with possession and manufacturing of meth along with trespassing. he's since been released on bond. attorney general mark herring
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enforcement agencies are cracking down on the heroin epidemic in the commonwealth. today ... herring announced plans specifically for the tidewater region ... where he's assigned a prosecutor to work with the u.s. attorney's office to focus on high priority cases. he says the issue spans across the entire state -- noting that 728 virginians died in 20-14 from heroine and prescription drug overdoses. when you're talking about drugs this dangerous, this addictive and this deadly, all it takes is a few bad actors to create a real public health crisis today's announcement followed a plea agreement for gregory hatt. he faces heroin distribution charges and firearms charges in virginia beach. prosecutors say hatt supplied heroin that led to a women's overdose death. new hampshire voters are choosing who they want as presidential candidates during the nation's first primary.
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it continues until 7 tonight. wsls ten's chief national correspondent jim osman joins us live at a polling station in new hampshire ... jim .. how's the turnout so far? on the democratic side, it may be an early night as almost every major poll has democrat bernie sanders 20 points or more ahead of secretary clinton. clinton has tried to set expectations by reminding voters sanders is from a neighboring state. the clinton campaign is counting a big win in south carolina as the state has a large block of african american voters which until now have supported
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the african american community but has received some recent surprise endorsements from that community. no doubt clinton will be in trouble in south carolina and beyond if the african american community peels away from her. on the republican side... donald trump has been far ahead in new hampshire...he was slightly ahead in the last iowa polls and came in second. one candidate we're keeping an eye on - ohio gop governor john kasich who has been surging as of late on the gop side and has the backing of the powerful john sununu here in this state.... virginia tech researchers are working to learn more about the zika virus and its potential threat to the public. wsls ten's christina craig talks with the lead professor about what they all hope to find. housing thousands of mosquitoes, researchers at virginia tech studying the zika virus have plenty of test subjects. "we're trying to understand how
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response works and then how the virus overcomes that immune system to be transmitted to a human host." over the last decade, kevin miles and fellow researcher zach adelman have studied mosquito born viruses like west nile and yellow fever. familiar with the mosquito's anatomy and how other diseases are transmitted, they're hoping to find answers to better understand the zika virus. "what we're are trying to do is just everyday learn more, everyday learn more and hopefully we'll reach a point where we can implement a new strategy." "i wouldn't say so much as a cure, but a vaccine which is more of a prophylactic, it's a preventative strategy to prevent a person from becoming infected in the first place." it's a lot of lab work. nearly a dozen students - some of whom are working towards their doctorates, putting in 40 plus hours a week - will help. both researchers say by dissecting the mosquito's stomachs they can understand
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begins. but, before moving forward more supplies are needed. "one of the things we're ordering is the virus itself. we also have to order proteins and dna sequences." this way researchers can study how each infected mosquito's immune system reacts to the virus. hoping ti inch closer to a vaccine. in blacksburg, christina craig, wsls10. in your w-s-l-s ten timesaver traffic report... drivers can expect easy travel this evening ... as there are no accidents or delays reported at this time. flint michigan's mayor takes a major step .. in ridding the city flint michigan's mayor takes a major step .. in ridding the city of lead- contaminated pipes. how much the project is expected to cost. but first ... here's a look at how some stocks of local interest
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here's a live look at our poor mountain sky cam. well, it was another cold day across the
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mainly in the 20s and 30s. the winds picked up as expected too. we continued to see some mountain flurries/light snow showers, with a little more sun farther east. the pattern does not look to change a whole lot through wednesday. tonight: mostly cloudy with light mountain snow showers still possible, blustery with lows in the lower 20s. wednesday: clouds west, more sun east with mountain snow showers hanging tough.bluster y still with highs in the lower 30s. thursday will see a mix of sun and clouds area-wide.and it looks to be a dry day for everyone. it will remain cold and blustery though with highs only in the upper 20s. friday will be partly sunny and not quite as cold with highs in the middle 30s. the winds actually look to stay elevated through at least part of the weekend. the weekend looks for the most part dry, but continued cold. saturday will once again see more clouds west and more sun east with a mountain flurries possible early in the day. sunday, though, looks mostly sunny for all! temperatures
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only reaching the mid-to-upper 20s on saturday and the upper 20s on sunday. things look to change again on monday. another disturbance from the west will impact the region, bringing another round of precipitation. right now it looks like a wintry mix of rain mainly east and snow mainly west. a light accumulation appears to be possible in spots early next week. temperatures will top out in the middle 30s. tuesday will begin a warming trend.we should climb into the middle 40s under a mix of sun and clouds. now a look ahead to a story we are working to bring you tonight on wsls 10 at six. from the wsls 10 newsroom .. i'm lindsey ward. was another cold day across the region with temperatures mainly in the 20s and 30s. the winds picked up as expected too. we continued to see some mountain flurries/light snow showers,
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farther east. the pattern does not look to change a whole lot through wednesday. tonight: mostly cloudy with light mountain snow showers still possible, blustery with lows in the lower 20s. wednesday: clouds west, more sun east with mountain snow showers hanging tough.bluster y still with highs in the lower 30s. thursday will see a mix of sun and clouds area-wide.and it looks to be a dry day for everyone. it will remain cold and blustery though with highs only in the upper 20s. friday will be partly sunny and not quite as cold with highs in the middle 30s. the winds actually look to stay elevated through at least part of the weekend. the weekend looks for the most part dry, but continued cold. saturday will once again see more clouds west and more sun east with a mountain flurries possible early in the day. sunday, though, looks mostly sunny for all! temperatures will go back down again, only reaching the mid-to-upper 20s on saturday and the upper 20s on sunday. monday. another disturbance from the west will impact the region, bringing another round of precipitation.
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working to bring you tonight on wsls 10 at six. from the wsls 10 newsroom .. i'm lindsey ward. coming up at six .. vo search warrants reveal embezzlement
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p-g-a golf professional and his girlfriend. sot sam hodges/preside nt of board of directors bedford country club: "all i'll say is those two people in question are no longer affiliated with this country club." vo what the bedford country club is saying about the state police investigation. on cam that story and more .. tonight at six. duke energy gets hit with a fine from the department of environmental quality.how much it's payinf epollution caused by the coal ash
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president obama sends congress his eighth and final budget. he's proposing to spend a record 4-point-1 trillion dollars. some initiatives included in the budget are launching a new fight against cancer ... combating global warming ... and facing growing threats from extremist such as isis. the budget also increases taxes over the next 10 years. if passed ... the new spending plan will go into effect october first. flint michigqn's mayor unveils an aggressive plan to remove lead contaminated pipes from the city. mayor karen weaver announced the 55-million dollar "fast start plan" today. the project will start with high- risk homes with children under 6 and pregnant women. weaver is asking for support
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wait on michigan's governor. mayor karen weaver / flint - "... we deserve new pipes. that's the only way this community is going to be confident and people will stay here and people will come. we have to get new pipes and i cannot imagine that he gov snyder will not support this plan. if he doesn't, shame on him." flint's water supply was switched from detroit water to the flint river as a cost-saving measure in 20-14. virginia tech professor marc edwards along with tech researchers discovered the high levels of lead in the water last year. if consumed, lead can cause developmental delays and learning disabilities. duke energy will have to pay nearly 7-million dollars for pollution related to a coal-ash spill in 20-14. the department of environmental quality announced today the 6-point-6 million dollar fine is for violations surrounding the spill at the dan river power plant in eden, north carolina. the company agreed to pay 102-million dollars in fines and restitution after pleading
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last year. duke energy says it's reviewing the statement and will decide if it wants to challenge the fine. still ahead in your wsls ten consumer watch ... ikea sends a warning to customers who bought certain types of ceiling lamps. why the company says they could
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u.s. companies advertised more jobs closing out 2015 while more
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the labor department says the number of job openings jumped nearly 5- percent in december. that's the most since july. meanwhile ... quits increased nearly 7-percent. that's the highest in about 10 years. experts with the labor department say it could mean a lift in wages in the coming months as people typically quit for higher paying jobs. they say it could push companies to offer higher pay to help fill positions. ikea is recalling more than one million ceiling lamps. the company says plastic retaining clips securing the glass shades can break off, posing a cutting hazard. so far ikea has received 224 reports including 11 injuries. the one-point- two million ceiling lamps under the recall include the "hyby" and "lock" lamps. customers should un-install the ceiling lamps and return them to ikea for a full refund. mardi gras celebrations are underway ... as more than a million people are expected to
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the security measures in place safe. it's the final day of mardi gras
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the big easy. "welcome to new orleans. baby" the celebrations and security on this fat tuesday are described as "unprecedented." events are expected to be the largest since hurricane katrina. 11-hundred new orleans police officers and f-b-i agents are on patrol .. many of them undercover. the festivities are expected to pump 840-million- dollars into the economy. many say .. they simply come for the experience. pete and helen drago / enjoying fat tuesday: "i'm here every year and we dance a lot." but to susan champagne / enjoying fat tuesday: "you may not know the person on the side of you but you get to to know them." fat tuesday marks the last day of indulgent eating before ash wednesday .. which kicks off lent -- a fasting period for many christians.
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delicious "shrove tuesday" tradition. westminister's annual parliamentary pancake race allows members of parliament .. peers .. and the press to run around victoria gardens while continuously flipping a pancake in one hand. is also known as pancake day -- a wednesday. that's all for wsls ten at 5-30. wsls ten at 5-30. your 90 minutes of news continues right now. well, it was another cold day across the region with temperatures mainly in the 20s
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as expected too. we continued to see some mountain flurries/light snow showers, with a little more sun farther east. the pattern does not look to change a whole lot through wednesday. tonight: mostly cloudy with light mountain snow showers still possible, blustery with lows in the lower 20s. wednesday: clouds west, more sun sam hodges/preside nt of board of directors bedford country club: "it was bound to come out eventually that's all i can say at this point and time." now at six ... embezzlement allegations at the bedford country club. why state police are investigating a former p-g-a professional and his girlfriend. plus ... day two of the ashley white trial and still no jury. why the selection process is taking longer than expected.
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