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storm tea judge finds ashley white guilty on all three counts of child abuse and neglect. the next steps in the case. plus ... the bedford county sheriff's office works to prepare the community in an emergency. the training being offered. and ... storm team ten continues to track two separate systems. how each could impact our area tonight and into next week. good evening, and thanks for joining us for wsls 10 at seven. i'm lindsey ward. and i'm dawn jefferies. the mother of noah thomas now awaits senteincing tonight after a judge found her guilty on all three counts of child abuse and neglect. ashley white was charged following the death of her 5- year-old son last march. investigators found him dead in a septic tank. wsls 10's bethany teague explains how the judge reached his verdict. ashley white has been found guilty on all three counts of felony child abuse and neglect. those charges carry a total of 20 years in prison. the
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moments ago. judge bradley finch said that ashley white deliberately left her two children home alone the morning that noah went missing. he said the conditions in her trailer were deplorable. he also said ashley white confessed that she saw noah standing on top of the septic tank about a month before he died. she told him to never do that again because she was afraid he would break the lid. he said when ashley white went to sleep that morning and left her kids unattended, even though she was still with them in the home, she should have known that they she slept. commonwealth attorney mike fleenor did not want to go on to us after the verdict. he said, quote -- "i believe ashley white received a served. something caused noah to fall into the septic tank. there is no evidence that ashley white deliberately killed noah, but her lack of supervision certainly caused his death." when asked about parents
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fall asleep while their kids are in the home and therefore charged with the crime, fleenor said that "the home was so atrocious, and the septic tank was such an obvious danger, that she had to be held accountable. it wasn't just that she laid down to take a nap." ashley white sentencing hearing is scheduled for may 16. there were several family members in the court room today, but they said they did not want to go on camera either. live in pulaski bethany teague wsls 10. turning now to your forecast ... it was another brutally cold day ... with snow showers throughout the area. storm team ten chief meteorologist jeff haniewich joins us now. jeff ... a clipper system brought us more snow showers into the mountains, even with a few making it farther east
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energy will move away from us later tonight, but through the evening we will still have the chance for some snow showers. a coating -2" is possible in the nrv and highlands even perhaps into the higher elevations of the roanoke valley, with a dusting possible in spots farther east. it was cold outside on friday, but at least the winds were not all that strong. however, they strengthen big-time tonight. a wind chill advisory is in from nelson, amherst, bedford, franklin, and patrick counties and points west from 11:00pm tonight through sunday at 10:00am. tonight: mountain snow showers taper off late, skies clear after midnight. cold & turning windy with lows in the mid-to-upper teens. wind chills will be below zero in the mountains. saturday: partly to mostly sunny & blustery please bundle up! with highs in the middle 20s.
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natalie keepers and david eisnehauer. these video clips from the montgomery county sheriff's office show the virginia tech students charged in connection with the stabbing death of 13- year-old nicole lovell as they were brought into the jail. eisenhauer first appears in what looks like pajama pants and is then into the orange jail jumpsuit. he is charged with first-degree murder in the case. keepers .. who is charged with accessory before and after the fact to first-degree murder as well as improper disposal of a body .. is seen taking off her shoes and socks.. as she looks around the room. lovell as last seen january 27th. he rbody was found a few days later. in north carolina. both eisenhauer and keepers are being held without bond. the martinsville police department makes 14 arrests following a major drug investigation. officers say they worked undercover with members of the
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wsls 10's rob manch has the details from martinsville tonight. rob manch, martinsville: 04:38:07 "after a year-long investigation, the police here in martinsville announced today they've arrested and indicted 14 individuals on 51 charges of the sale and distribution of drugs and narcotics." those charges include the sale of marijuana, cocaine, and oxycodone. police chief sean dunn revealed friday the investigation involved undercover operations community. sean dunn, martinsville police chief - "these were... without exception, as a result of citizens assisting us with undercover operations, making purchases from drug dealers in our community." dunn says those purchases ranged from 40 to 300 dollar increments, using several sales in a row to finally charge many of the individuals. captain robert fincher says the investigation is ongoing and the community can expect the announcement of more arrests in the near future. "police say the hope is that this undercover investigation results in new arrests and indictments every three months,
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on illegal activity is far from over. in martinsville, rob manch, wsls 10." the bedford county sheriff's office is helping the community prepare in case of an active shooter situation. the training is free. individuals ... business owners ... churches and other organizations can take part. they'll receive a checklist like this one as part of an active shooter on site assessment. someone from the sheriff's office will then go out to each site and build a plan. sheriff mike brown/bedford county sheriff - "we thought this training was certainly needed in our community it's not that the police are having a hard time getting to these incidents but the incidents are so fast." you can sign up for a class at the citizen's police academy march 18-th. a vigil and walk just wrapped up in danville ... as the community continues to try to come together to bring an end to violence in the city. around two dozen people showed up at the danville boys and girls club for the event. danville regional medical
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last week ... a similar event was held at the hospital in response to two people being shot .. including a doctor. meanwhile ... police say two people were shot early this morning while in a car. lt. mike wallace/danvill e police department: "we're having a hard time getting information from anywhere. of course, a lot of it's the time of morning that it is, but we're having a little difficulty with information on this one." we'll have more on the vigil and walk tonight on wsls 10 at 11. new tonight at 7 ... washington and lee university names its next president. today ... the university announced its board of trustees elected william dudley. dudley is currently a philosophy professor and provost at williams college in williamstown, massachusetts. he'll start january 1-st. dudley was born in charlottesville and raised in arlington. also new at 7 ... a family is reunited with their cat after he ran away during a move . last summer ... ray and jane richard were moving from maine to georgia. along the way ... they stopped at a
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that's when the cat ran away. their granddaughter went on facebook and found the page virginia cat search ... a page for lost and found cats. that's where workers at the franklin county animal shelter saw a picture of jack and were able to reunite the family with their beloved pet. jane richard, reunited with cat - "i was shocked. i would pray every night that someone would find him and take care of him and if we couldn't get him back that he would have a good home. i was driving home from work a few days ago and my granddaughter called and said i got some amazing news, they think they found jack and i almost drove off the road, i was so excited." during the past eight months ... workers at lowe's had been taking care of jack. about a week ago ... they were able to catch him and take him to the shelter. a christiansburg woman who planned to set sail for a getaway in the bahamas ... has an experience like no other. judy stephens, passenger on cruise ship caught in storm -
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angry...very white capped. and i new that that water was hitting."
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of the reasons why the following morning, on monday morning, they had trouble feeding every one. "the kitchens had been slammed, the bakery had been slammed." stephens said even though her trip was cut short ... it was even though her trip was cut short ... it was nice to get back on land. royal caribbean refunded all passengers and offered 50- percent off on another cruise. now a look ahead to stories that will be making headlines later tonight ... duke coming up tonight on wsls ten at 11 we are washington and lee's campus where students are gearing up for the 26th mock convention. we're talking to students, political leaders and how they go about finding the next candidate for the white house. jeff will have another check of your storm team 10 forecast in just a few minutes. then ...
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grocery store may not be as healthy as you think. what to watch out for ... ahead
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a clipper system brought us more snow showers into the mountains, even with a few making it farther east beyond the blue ridge. that energy will move away from us
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through the evening we will still have the chance for some snow showers. a coating -2" is possible in the nrv and highlands even perhaps into the higher elevations of the roanoke valley, with a dusting possible in spots farther east. it was cold outside on friday, but at least the winds were not all that strong. however, they strengthen big-time tonight. a wind chill advisory is in from nelson, amherst, bedford, franklin, and patrick counties and points west from 11:00pm
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10:00am. tonight: mountain snow showers taper off late, skies clear after midnight. cold & turning windy with lows in the mid-to-upper teens. wind chills will be below zero in the mountains. saturday: partly to mostly sunny & blustery please bundle up! with highs in the middle 20s. sunday will see a mix of sun and clouds with highs in the mid-to-upper 20s. the winds should weaken late saturday night into sunday. sunday night through tuesday we will be impacted by a dynamic
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system. because the storm appears to be moving in earlier, that means the storm will have a little more cold air to work with. so, we think the precipitation will start around midnight sunday night/monday morning in the form of snow and continue as snow as it moves farther east through at least midday monday. after that, we could see a switchover in some spots the mountains will likely stay snow for a longer period by sometime monday afternoon to a
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even some sleet. we think later monday night the wintry mix will changeover to plain rain for a period of time. then we could see the rain change back over to some snow before ending midday tuesday. as far as snow and ice accumulations, here's what we're thinking: roanoke, nrv, southern shenandoah: 2-5" of snow, 0.10- 0.25" of ice highlands: 5-9" of snow, 0.10- 25" of icenow to a wsls 10 consumer watch. more people than ever are buying prepared foods from the grocery store. a consumer reports survey of 63-thousand people found that half buy meals at the prepared-food counter. but are those foods fresh? are they healthy? wsls 10's erin brookshier explains. people looking to save time
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supermarket prepared foods into a 29-billion dollar a year business. but consumer reports says to be wary. amy keating, consumer reports registered dietitian - "these foods aren't required to have nutrition labels. so you might be eating more fat, calories, and sodium than you think." consumer reports' secret shoppers purchased dozens of popular prepared foods from six major supermarkets and had them analyzed for sodium, calories, fat, and saturated fat. one thing they found lots of . sodium. this mini turkey meatloaf packed an average of 891 milligrams of sodium in a 6- ounce serving. that's the same as you'd get if you ate all these potato chips! and one cup of this healthy-looking orzo salad averaged 938 milligrams of sodium. without a nutrition label, you'd never know that this 6-ounce of tilapia has 19 grams of fat. other surprising ingredients? this chicken parmesan has added sugar. and
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with a preservative - sodium benzoate - as well as disodium pyrophosphate to maintain color. not ingredients you'd add if you made it at home. it turns out many supermarkets don't actually make all their prepared foods. amy keating - "according to the clerks who were quizzed by our secret shoppers, we'd estimate that only about half of what we tested was actually made on-site." and you pay a price for convenience. some of the foods consumer reports checked out cost twice the price of making them at home. consumer reports did find one great deal - rotisserie chicken. it's often far cheaper to buy it at the supermarket than to make yourself. for this consumer watch, i'm erin brookshier wsls 10. still ahead on wsls 10 at 7 ... two local women travel to california to take on steve austin's obstacle course. how they prepared for the broken
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austin's broken skull challenge." rachel burks and allison haynes go head to head sunday night on c-m-t in the "summit race." rachel is a graduate of cave spring high school and allison lives in christiansburg. both are hokies. tune into to wsls 10 at six tomorrow as we catch-up with allison. "steve austin's broken skull challenge" airs this sunday night on c-m-t at 8 o'clock.
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we'll see you back here tonight
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