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preparations ... before the spring excursions. the next chance you'll have to ride the historical steam engine. and ... "happy valentine's day. okay, that's fine high school students deliver hundreds of hand-made valentines day cards to local veterans. good evening and thanks for joining us for wsls ten at 5:30 ... i'm dawn jefferies. and i'm john carlin. we're following breaking news out of campbell county ... according to eyewitnesses in the dan river plant. here you can see flames and us by a viewer. we have a crew headed to the scene. we'll of course bring you the latest on air ... and online at wsls dot com. another below freezing day as temperatures continue to fall creating dangerously temperatures continue to fall creating dangerously cold conditions. tonight ... highs are expected
places but with the wind ... it feel even colder. for that reason ... we want to head over to storm team ten chief meteorologist ... jeff haniewich. jeff ... is there any relief in sight? the flurries and snow showers have finally ended.for a brief time. thursday was pretty chilly but at least we another clipper will impact the region on friday, bringing more snow showers, especially into the mountains. tonight: clouds thicken, cold with less wind.lows in the mid-to-upper teens. friday: mostly cloudy with mountain snow showers.highs in the middle 30s. while most of the snow showers will occur in the mountains on friday, we will see
flurries, maybe even a few snow showers farther east. we are looking at a coating-1" maybe above 2500 ft., up to 2" in the nrv and highlands, with a possible dusting in spots farther east. this will start southwest virginia families face. law enforcement and mental health professionals work to combat the issue in adults. now ... a new river valley public school is working to prevent drug abuse in the next generation. wsls 10's rachel lucas has more on a giles county school's "too good for drugs" program. "do overs are great things. some of the best mistakes you'll have will be the best teachers in life." the lessons for these 5th and 7th grade students at macy mcclaugherty goes beyond s- o-l's and traditional classroom learning. it's a grant funded curriculum that's here to guide students away from drugs. "we want to reduce risk for children." it starts by teaching social and emotional learning - that
students, allowing them to avoid peer pressure and build self- esteem. "is that half full or half empty. how many people in here are saying half full?" prevention specialist rene cox says education is the best prevention. :47-:52 "if we have opportunity at 10 years old to talk to them about drugs and what the realities are at an age appropriate curriculum, what we can do is open that dialogue for them." opening a already be affected by drugs in some way, either from their families, or friends. "so many people get involved with drug abuse from an environment or family life." and with the drug epidemic becoming so strong nationwide - it was a subject principal jared rader said was necessary to address at school - possibly saving a childs life in the future. 1:21-1:30 "if we can teach kids the necessary tools that we have to think better of
fall victim and prey to things like those in their life, that will give them a step and an advantage over other students." in pearisburg rachel lucas wsls10 virginia western community college announces a new scholarship ... in honor of the late cabell brand. brand was a well-known businessman and philanthropist in the roanoke valley. he passed away a year ago. the cabell brand gap scholarship will give financial help to students ... during internships at non-profits. the scholarship is made possible through the cabell brand center. parents needing child care in pulaski can visit an open house for the new early head start center. we first told you about the center last week. it's the first licensed child care center in the area for infants up to 2- years old. it's free for families who qualify. the open house tonight from 6 to 7 p-m at the y-m-c- a. the center will officially open its doors next tuesday. charlottesville albemarle airport is upgrading its security.
checkpoint. t-s-a officials say ... it will make the security screening process more efficient. the checkpoint features new equipment as well as a private screening for travelers who request it. the project was funded by the airport and the virginia department of aviation. the house gives preliminary approval to a bill targeting drivers who smoke cigarettes in cars with children. if passed ... it would make the practice illegal if a child under 8 is in the vehicle. the bill states drivers could not be pulled over for smoking in cars with children but could get a 100- dollar fine if pulled over for other reasons and found to be smoking. supporters say the measure would help protect the developing lungs of children. opponents call it an invasive measure by state government. the class j-611 steam locomotive is preparing for her spring excursions. the historic steam engine left roanoke early this morning on her way to spencer, north carolina.
final inspections ahead of the april excursions. the spring excursions will take place in roanoke and lynchburg ... bringing people from all over the world to southwest virginia. fran ferguson with the virginia museum of transportation says ... the excursions have already stirred up a lot of excitement. people were just out of their minds excited last year, and it's that way again this year. / butted to / we've gotten lots of interest. i've been talking with one man from new zeland who is planning a trip, and another group wants to have a wedding. there's been a lot of interest in these very special excursions the spring excursions run through june. round trip tickets out of excursions run through june. round trip tickets out of roanoke are on sale for donors. general public sales start on monday. for more information on how you can purchase a ticket ... just head to our website ... wsls dot com. an american world war two veteran reunites with his wartime girlfriend after more than 70 years.
flew from virginia to australia to meet 88-year-old joyce morris for valentines day. the two first met in london shortly before d-day when thomas was 21 years old... morris was just a teenager. they reconnected on skype last year and a campaign started to raise money for a trip. it was a nice feeling to see this women that i hadn't seen in 70 years. of course, there was a great difference in appearance but there's a big difference in my appearance too so... both thomas and morris agree they wish their paths crossed sooner. valentine's day came early for some southside veterans.
j-r-o-t-c cadets at bassett high school delivered valentine's day cards to veterans at the kings grant retirement home in henry county this morning. the henry county parks and rec department collected the hand made cards over the past few weeks as part of their "cards for vets" program. more than two thousand cards were collected. edward cozzette/army air corps veteran - "i think it's wonderful. i'm very much impressed with the rotc. i'm always impressed when i see these youngsters in their uniforms." after handing out the cards ... the vets talked to the cadets about their memories from their time in the service. in your w-s-l-s ten timesaver traffic report... all major roadways look clear this evening ... there are no accidents or delays being reported at this time. child in danger. still to come in a wsls ten consumer watch the right way to buckle up in the cold to help prevent an injury in a car crash. but first ... here's a look at how some stocks of local interest
have finally ended.for a brief time. thursday was pretty chilly but at least we saw more sunshine! however, another clipper will impact the region on friday, bringing more snow showers, especially into the mountains. tonight: clouds thicken, cold with less wind.lows in the mid-to-upper teens. friday:
mountain snow showers.highs in the middle 30s. while most of the snow showers will occur in the mountains on friday, we will see a spillover of some flurries, maybe even a few snow showers farther east. we are looking at a coating-1" maybe above 2500 ft., up to 2" in the nrv and highlands, with a possible dusting in spots farther east. this will start
some mountain locations getting down below zero. that's not the wind chill.that's strictly air temperature. and with the wind, it will feel colder than that. sunday looks partly to mostly sunny with highs in the mid-to-upper 20s. please bundle up all weekend long. things get interesting on monday. frankly, you want computer model consistency between runs and model-to- model. there is none of that right now. both monday and tuesday look cloudy with precipitation likely. at this point, it looks a good old fashioned wintry mix is in the forecast. last night, it looked more like snow for us.now it is looks like more of a mix. the best chance of snow to a story we are working to bring you on wsls 10 at six. lindsey
roanoke city emergency leaders say ... jackets must come off when buckling your children in their car seats. according to roanoke fire e- m-s thick winter jackets can car seat. wsls 10's christina craig spoke with a certified child passenger safety instructor to learn the do's and don'ts of buckling your little one. with freezing digits, it's about zipping up to stay warm. nat - zipper but, child passanger safety instructors advise taking those bulky layers off when strapping in. "they should never ever had a thick jacket or snowsuit on." jill drakeford says the dangerous because, the harness may not be tight enough to protect your child in an accident. nice and tight and snug "the harness system has to be their bodies." using a demonstration doll representing a three-year-old, drakeford shows us why kids should not wear a bulky coat. "it looked
and snug in the harness system, but now when we put him back in the harness system you can see now how much room there is for him to move. the shoulder harness can come apart, they can fly out and anytime there in room for movement that's where we see the injuries and fatalities." even slamming on your breaks to avoid a wreck can harm your child if that harness system is too loose. the centers for disease control says the number one cause of childhood deaths is car accidents. the cdc reported 638 deaths in children ages 12 years and younger in 2013. and, more than 127-thousand were injured. "roanoke fire and ems say many parents in our area, about 70 percent, are guilty of buckling their children in their car seats while wearing winter layers because they don't know differently. instead, the department says it's best to lay a coat or blanket on your child after being secured in their car seat." "usually they're battling their kids already having these big heavy coats on and they think they're doing what's right. and then, when we tell them all that
after almost 3 weeks, i just really wanted to give it a shot. you know, i'm not feeling it today. talk to your doctor or pharmacist today about a vaccine that can help prevent shingles. something to do, we have some ideas for you. wsls 10's patrick mckee gives us a look at what's going on round town. this weekend is your last chance
elmwood park. hours are 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. friday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. saturday and noon to 7 p.m. sunday. admission is $6 with skate rental costing you $2. if you love girl scout cookies, head to north cross school for cookiefest. it's a family event featuring a cookie box creation, inflatables, karaoke, face painting, and of course, cookies. cookiefest is saturday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. the star city roller girls open up their season at the berglund center this weekend. enjoy great roller derby action as the team takes on the greenbrier roller vixens of lewisburg, w.v. it's saturday at 6 p.m. tickets start at $11. a group of pennsylvania students are lending a hand in the roanoke valley. the volunteer effort ... helping improve the lives of those here
the students are in the roanoke valley this week .. volunteering with habitat for humanity. 11 students from fort washington are working in the west end and melrose-orange avenue neighborhoods. wsls 10 watched them help add an addition to a home and build a wheelchair ramp today. samantha felgoise/volunt eer: "i think this is a really rewarding experience and i would have school today if i was at home and it's nice to be able to do something different and it's cool to be able to build houses who necessarily can't have them right away." the students are staying with the grandin court baptist church. a glen allen family goes all out to decorate for valentines day in an attempt to spread love throughout their community. stephanie loving says .. she starts her "labor of love" two days after christmas. 4-foot hearts flashing with romantic wishes fill her yard. there's even a kissing booth the
stephanie loving, created valentine's day display: "there is like a little shelf. there were four coins there. one was a quarter and one was a nickel. then one day i came home and one of my nickels was missing. i said somebody took my nickel instead of kiss!" the loving family tries to add display every year. that's all for wsls ten at 5-30. your 90 minutes of news continues right now. the flurries and snow showers have finally ended.for a brief time. thursday was pretty chilly but at least we saw more sunshine! however, another clipper will impact the region on friday, bringing more snow showers, especially into the mountains. tonight: clouds thicken, cold with less wind.lows in
mountain snow showers.highs in the middle 30s. while most of the snow showers will occur in the mountains on friday, we will see john wagner/directo r of electric department: "the value of power is such it will pay to more efficient." now at six .. renovations could lead to relief for a local town dealing with increasing electric rates. plus .. a local delegate's proposal for a more lenient definition of reckless driving. and then .. rashad younger, former inmate: "i was scared to fail, not only others, but myself, so i had to use that, the pain of failing to push me to live a better life." from serving time .. to spending time serving others. a local man's transition from prison to one day a pastor. but first .. we are following a massive fire in campbell county good evening and thank you for joining us for wsls 10 at six.. according to eye witnesses -- a fire broke out at the dan river
pictures sent to us from viewers in the area show heavy smoke. according to council woman barbara laprade .. the property was a textile plant .. but was shutdown. laprade tells us .. for the past six months -- a recycling plant has been in the process of tearing it apart .. piece by piece. according to v- dot .. drivers can expect delays around earl street. all north lanes and south through lanes are closed on route 501. we have a crew headed there right now .. and will bring you more information as it comes into our newsroom. the bench trial for ashley white is underway. white is charged with three counts of child abuse and neglect. her son, noah thomas, was found dead in a septic tank back in march. wsls 10's bethany teague was in court today .. as both sides gave opening statements and the prosecution began presenting it's evidence. she joins us live outside the pulaski county courthouse. bethany, what was ashley