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then ice ... and now water ... causing flooding concerns ... and power outages across the region. 14:09:55 kenney boone/ apco thats usually what happens with an ice storm. trees fall over, branches break out and that is basically what we are finding today the damage control residents ... and local crews are faced with. plus ... storm team ten is tracking another storm system ... bringing more snow to some areas this evening. good evening, and thanks for joining us for wsls 10 at eleven. i'm john carlin. and i'm lindsey ward. southwest virginia is starting to slowly bounce back from the winter storm that dropped a dangerous combination of snow and ice across the region. flooding is a major concern ... following the overnight rain ... and melting of the snow ... also ... local crews have been working all day ... cleaning up downed trees ... and restoring power to the thousands that lost it overnight. now ... there's a clipper system ... that's bringing more snow to parts of the region. storm team ten chief meteorologist jeff haniewich joins us again ... jeff ... after yesterday's
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ice and rain, it was nice to see the sun return on tuesday. however, we will still be dealing with the ramifications of the last storm, as there numerous power outages due to downed trees and powerlines. also, we will be monitoring the river levels over the next couple of days because of all the precipitation that fell. a weak clipper system will impact the region tonight bringing some light precipitation with it. we will start to see some light snow southern nrv and mountain empire during the mid- evening hours. as the storm progresses east towards southside, the light snow showers could changeover to rain showers. some flurries are possible across southside, but the light accumulations should stay just west of you into the nrv and mountain empire. these locations could see up to 1"
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of snow. all this is gone by daybreak wednesday. tonight: turning mostly cloudy with sct. light snow/rain showers possible, especially south of highway 460. lows in the upper 20s and lower 30s. please be aware of the potential for some re- freezing. wednesday: increasing sunshine, a little breezy with highs in the mid-to-upper 40s. low temperatures could create refreezing on our area roadways. storm team ten meteorologist alan auglis has been traveling through roanoke this evening ... he joins us now live ... alan ... what are you seeing? the concern tonight is after the big melt we had today and temperatures falling to below freezing, refreezing on sidewalks, bridges and untreated roads will be a problem
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here is what to expect for the morning commute. minor delays are possible due to patchy black ice. also, many tree limbs and power lines remain down so you will need to watch out for that as well. back here live, again many puddles remain that could ice over tonight in some spots. reporting live, alan auglis wsls tonight ... the widespread power outages. crews across southwest virginia ... worked throughout the day ... and into the evening to
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restore power to the thousands who lost it overnight. appalachian power ... a major service provider throughout the region ... is still reporting a large number of outages. roanoke and franklin counties are seeing the most outages ... there are still more than 47- hundred customers without power in roanoke county ... and nearly 4- thousand in franklin county. bedford ... botetourt ... henry and patrick counties are also reporting outages. utility companies tasked with restoring power due to damage from last night's storm. dominion power ... which serves central virginia is reporting nearly 400 outages between lexington ... covington and buchanan. meanwhile ... in salem ... the city's electric department is reporting about 100 customers who are still without power this evening ... crews expect all power to be restored by tomorrow. and danville utilities is also reporting around 100
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leaders say crews will work through the night to restore service to affected customers. the better business bureau urges you use caution before hiring someone to clean up your storm damage. the group says scammers often come out looking to take advantage of homeowners needing help. the b-b-b offers some tips ... be wary of people who show up unsolicited offering help. shop around for contractors and get everything in writing. don't pay for everything up front-- just a deposit. the winter months can be a tough time for local seniors ... the floyd county sheriff's office just launched a new program ... aimed at helping keep seniors safe. it's called "rise and shine floyd." through the program ... dispatchers make daily calls to seniors that do not have someone checking in on them on a regular basis. deputies say if there is no answer after several tries ... someone with the sheriff's office will initiate a wellness check. sheriff brian craig floyd county 14 sec we're looking for seniors in our community, in floyd county,
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with a healthcare professional or an individual that checks on them. we want to be that person that checks on them. the rise and shine floyd program is still open for more participants. you can contact the sheriffs office to sign up. to stay up to date with weather conditions when we're not on the air ... you can download our wsls ten weather app. it features traffic ... delays and closings and weather conditions down to your street. just download it through your i- phone or android app store ... and be sure to join jenna ... patrick ... kristina ... and erin tomorrow morning on virginia today for the latest in power outages and repairs ... and flooding. that's from 5 to 7 a-m. until then ... you can log onto our website ... wsls dot com ... for today's coverage ... the latest information. one of the suspects charged in connection to the disappearance of the lyon
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contest to a perjury charge. leslie engleking entered the plea in bedford county circuit court this morning. during the hearing ... commonwealth's attorney "randy krantz" said ... engleking testified twice and made false statements to protect his sister ... patricia welch. she's also charged with perjury in the case. katherine and sheila lyon went missing from a maryland mall 40-years ago. it's believed they were eventually brought to bedford county. engleking is scheduled to be sentenced on june 7-th. meanwhile ... a former bedford police officer who's facing child porn charges ... is granted bond. reached an agreement to set bond at 20- thousand dollars. as part of the agreement ... mcalexander is not allowed to leave the commonwealth ... he's not allowed to access or use the internet ... and he must stay with his mother in collinsville. he'll be allowed to travel one day a week for necessities or religious services. wes nance/assistant commonwealth's attorney 01:47:01 "we work very closely with
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state of crimes up until the prosecution so when there is a member of the law enforcement that's charged or accused of a crime our office has to remove itself from consideration." cont vo mcalexander is expected to have an attorney advisement hearing this friday. new tonight at 11 ... a woman connected to a murder investigation at a roanoke hotel was sentenced today in roanoke city circuit court. according to online court records ... brea belcher was sentenced to 5 years in jail ... with 4 years and 2 months suspended. belcher was charged with accessory after the fact to murder after police found geoffrey ndwiga of roanoke dead inside the rodeway inn last june from apparent gunshot wounds. mya rae lee was also charged with accessory after the fact. jamal daniels was arrested and charged with first degree murder in his death. also new tonight ... the lynchburg police department is investigating 3 counterfeit cases.
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incidents happened friday at the ward's road locations of target ... michaels ... and dick's sporting goods. police say fake 100-dollar bills were used. detectives say they're are working to identify the suspect pictured on your screen. anyone who can identify this man ... or has any information about the crime ... is asked to call the lynchburg police department. new tonight at 11 ... deputy tim jones is named as roanoke city's interim police chief. city manager chris morrill made the announcement today during the roanoke city council meeting where current police chief chris perkins was honored. deputy jones will start march 1-st .. the day after chief perkins retires. chris perkins took on the police chief position in 20-10. also new tonight .. as expected, the danville city council approves a requested increase in the city's police force. the move increases the number of city officers from 131 to 135.
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will help him better handle turnover and help in the efforts to reduce crime. the money for the additional officers will come from a surplus in the department's personnel budget due to low staffing over the years. ticket sales to ride the historic 6-11 steam engine are off to a fast start ... why organizers say you should buy yours quick ... if you want a chance to ride the queen of steam this spring. take a look at some pictures of the recent winter weather ... sent in by viewers. as we mentioned earlier ...
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when they switch. i mean about you inventing it. i invented the story, and isn't that what really matters? so... what else about me? earlier ... power outages continue to affect thousands in southwest virginia. appalachian power reports the
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wsls ten's brie jackson has been following these outages ... she joins us live in roanoke. brie ... what can you tell us about the repairs. downed trees have caused power outages across the area. the snowfall followed by the cold temperatures created problems. applachian power crews say one of the biggest challenges with this recent storm is the ice. it developed on trees bringing down powerlines. officials say at one point close to 50 thousand customers lost power throughout our region. some of the areas hardest hit include the roanoke valley and
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crews have been working since this morning to restore power. they say rural areas and other neighborhoods make take longer than others. 14:10:30 depends on the situation. if it is just a wire down then we have to isolate it. take the switch off and isolate it. if you can get a bucket truck to it, it is a real easy fix. if you have to get into back yards and climb a pole it takes longer calling in contractors to help. currently internal crews are doing what they can to restore power. new tonight at 11 ... if you're planning on boarding the class j-611 steam locomotive in roanoke this spring ... organizers say do not wait to purchase your tickets ... because they are selling fast. walker nelms with the virginia
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after the first day of public sales ... 70-percent of the seats on the trip to radford were sold meanwhile ... 60- percent of the seats to lynchburg were sold. walker says if you miss your chance to buy a ticket for the roanoke excursions ... you will have to travel to greensboro or northern virginia for a ride. after yesterday's snow and ice and last night's ice and rain, it was nice to see the sun return on tuesday. however, we will still be dealing with the ramifications of the last storm, as there numerous power outages due to downed trees and powerlines. also, we will be monitoring the river levels over the next couple of days
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a weak clipper system will impact the region tonight bringing some light precipitation with it. we will start to see some light snow showers work their way into the southern nrv and mountain empire during the mid- evening hours. as the storm progresses east towards southside, the light snow showers could changeover to rain showers. some flurries are possible across southside, but the light accumulations should stay just west of you into the nrv and mountain empire. these locations could see up to 1" 0-1" of snow. all this is gone by daybreak wednesday. tonight: turning mostly cloudy with sct. light snow/rain showers possible, especially
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highway 460. lows in the upper 20s and lower 30s. please be aware of the potential for some re- freezing. a little breezy 40s. we look to stay dry for the latter part of the work week. thursday will be mainly sunny with highs in the middle 40s. friday may see a little more cloud cover.we'll call it partly sunny. temperatures will rise into the upper 40s. the weekend will see the mercury skyrocket! we will climb into the low-to-mid 60s.enjoy it, as it will not last long. we will start the weekend dry under a mix of sun and clouds, but sunday
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will have the chance for just a few showers. monday will be mostly cloudy with passing showers possible. it will stay warm with highs in the upper 50s. however, much colder air comes in on tuesday alongside our next weather- maker. tuesday will be mostly cloudy with a rain/snow mix possible. temperatures will top out near 40. 3 degree guarantee we'll hear from jack roush...as he tries to get his cup team--back in snow and ice and last night's ice and rain, it was nice to see the sun return on tuesday. however, we will still be dealing with the ramifications of
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he tries to get his cup team--back in victory lane. and the mountaineers---an d
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de in a battle of top 25 teams..
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10th ranked west virginia at #24 texas...shaka and bob huggins colliding tonight in austin-- early action...all mountaineers...na than adrian is open and he's zingin the strings..
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ut...responds....e ric davis..dribbling top of the key three.... texas with a halftime lead of nine points.. second half, the longhorns stretch their lead to double digits...conner lambert for 3.. this one goes to shaka...and texas..85-78. the cavs..are almost march madness ready.. after being tied at the half...at 31 all. uva---pulled away from nc state fashion.. them to 21-5 10-4 and have won 18 straight on their home floor..the john paul jones arena--- malcolm brogdon/uva sr really good i thought we were pretty excellent on both ends especially as the game wore on, just being back home knowing and liking the rims and the gym we're in and feeling it."
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coach:".....i liked what i saw on the second half from everybody that was a real nice second half for us that ball in the second half how we moved it and shared it you know i don't know if nc state at all wore down or not but we tried to just have a level of patients and toughness offense of lee and then and really fight defensively there was much more fight defensively." 7th ranked uva is now off until next week..when they take on a an 11th ranked miami team next monday in south florida. they haven't made much noise lately.. they haven't made much noise lately.. but with the new...downforce packages becoming the norm..the roush fenway fords may be about ready to turn up the volume. we examine the issue...in this edition..of countdown to nascar. jack roush....the cat in the hat---is hoping to return his team to past glory---after
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for roush fenway... in 2015.. roush was shut out of victory lane in the sprint cup series... and all three of its drivers failed to make the chase... but veteran greg biffle knows how to win races...and at 46..understands when opportunity is knocking--- greg biffle/roush- fenway racing:"...it's going to be a great season for us we were trending in the right direction at the end of 2015 so we know with these changes certainly were going to continue like ricky mention the lowdown force for 2016 that was to two of our best races races in the cup in the cup series trevor ricky and myself all three of us ran very good at kentucky in darlington so we know that's going to be a package for 2016 and we think that that's going to be good for us." jack roush/nascar team owner".....i never felt more excitement as i walk to the shop as i monitor the meetings i don't have many meetings anymore in the organization but i monitor all that i can and i never felt more enthusiasm to get speed in the
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individual events to compete for championships and to build the creek careers of everyone involved." noteworthy reunion.. hokies former head coach james johnson..is the dir of basketball operations at miami.. the hokies are at the canes tomorrow night. hof game is colts vs packers.. and heat's chris bosh is reportedly treating a blood clot in his leg..which may keep him out of action.. lite o night...internatio nal women's soccer trinidad and guyana... and hold on....did anybody remember the slip n slide... the sprinklers..are coming on..all over the field.. lite o nite..
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fallon kennel club dog show wrapped up just moments ago ... take a look at one of the highlights from tonight's coverage ... this leonberger dog originally from denmark ... competing for the well sought after "best in show" is more concerned with getting the treats out of his handler's pocket ... he didn't win though ... the best in show tonight went to a german shorthaired pointer ... named c.j.. the tonight show with jimmy fallon
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we'll see you back here tomorrow
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[ cheers and applause ] >> steve: from stage one at universal studios hollywood, in los angeles, california, it's "the tonight show starring jimmy fallon." tonight, join jimmy and his guests -- zach galifianakis, ronda rousey, musical guest, pitbull, featuring robin thicke, joe perry, travis barker and the legendary roots crew. >> questlove: 418! woo! >> steve: and now, here he is,

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