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plus... danville police look to increase their numbers. why they say the addition of four more officers can make a big difference for the department.### good morning and thanks for joining us on virginia today here on w-s-l-s 10. i'm jenna zibton. and i'm patrick mckee. southwest virginia is starting to bounce back from the winter storm that dropped a dangerous combination of snow and ice across the region. this is a live look at the star city from our downtown roanoke skycam. as you can see... for more on what to expect in the day ahead... storm team ten meteorologist kristina montuori joins us now.. kristina? today: increasing sunshine with highs in the upper 40s tonight: partly cloudy with lows in the upper 20s thursday:
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with highs in the middle 40s friday: sun & clouds with highs in the upper 40s & lower 50s saturday: sun & clouds with highs in the lower 60s sunday: isolated showers possible with highs in the lower 60s monday: scattered showers possible with highs in the low to middle 50s time now for your timesaver
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widespread power outages continues to be a big concern across southwest virginia this morning. it could take three to four days before all power is restored. right now... the ice brought trees and powerlines down. at one point close to 50 thousand appalachian power customers lost service. crews are working around the clock to turn the lights and heat back on but they say rural areas and secondary neighborhoods make take longer than others. kenney boone / apco " 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" appalachian power officials are
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crews from tennessee and west virginia to help.### 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 don't 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 do a wellness check. sheriff brian craig floyd county 14 sec we're looking for seniors in our community, in floyd county, that don't have a day to day talk 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 seniors. contact the sheriffs office to sign up. # danville city council approves a request to increase the city's police force. the move increases the number of officers from 131 to 135. the city's police chief says this
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efforts to reduce crime. the police chief made the proposal after two people were shot earlier this month. cpl. johnny west - "when the economy gets better jobs open up in other places, whether it's law enforcement or not, and they just decide they want a career change and work somewhere else." the money for the additional officers will come from a surplus in the department's personnel budget due to low staffing over the years. ### deputy tim jones is named the roanoke city interim police chief. city manager chris morrill made the announcement during the roanoke city council meeting.... chris perkins was honored. deputy jones starts march 1-st .. the day after chief perkins retires. chris perkins took on the police chief position in 20-10. # many people are looking ahead to warmer weather. for many people, spring and like soccer. and this year people in the star play. after several years of
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year of construction... the countryside soccer fields are almost finished. wsls ten's erin brookshier joins us with more about what's gone into creating these fields...erin? this project really has become a sort of "field of dreams." there's been a ton of work that has gone into planning and building these fields.. and now-- the light at the end of the tunnel is almost here. the soccer park is being built as part of a first- of-its-kind lease deal between the city of roanoke and the "roanoke star soccer club... this is part of a growing trend as many local governments partner up with private businesses to develop unused land into parks.. and in this soccer fields. after more than a year of work.. almost finished. danny beamer, the executive director of the soccer club, these lots will be turned into three full sized world cup soccer fields. all the work is finished, and all that's left to do now is plant the grass and wait for it to grow.
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to this point and it's just hard to describe how great it's going to be. because in the past we have had to use fields that weren't at the high quality. and in a great location. will reall help our players grow and get better. it will really be an awesome thing beamer tells me the bermuda grass will be put down in may.. and tended to all summer before the first games are played on the fields this fall. but it's not just good news for the soccer community.. the new fields are going to have a big impact on people who live in nearby neighborhoods as well. coming up in the next half hour.. more the economic impact the new fields will bring. eb, wsls 10. new this morning.. governor terry mcauliffe announces up to $150 thousand in grands to help revitalize historic downtown neighborhoods through the virginia main street program.
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virginia received the grants. bedford and marion were awarded $20 thousand, while altavista picked up $10 thousand. the funds will go toward programs and strategies to boost private investment. mcauliffe says the grants will provide a needed boost to communities across the state.### in what's news today... roanoke county police invite you to coffee with a cop this morning... to talk about community issues and build relationships. they will be at mill mountain coffee and tea on starkey road . the program is a national initiative... supported by the u.s. department of justice. similar events take place all across the country. # today is the deadline for montgomery county circuit court clerk--- erica williams--- to respond to the board of supervisor's concerns. they are questioning why more than $21- thousand dollars of taxpayer money has not helped retain employees. williams fired four of her staff in november after being re-elected. the turnover rate in the clerk's office during william's eight years in office is 150
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the town of christiansburg asks for your input as it searches for a new town manager. through february 26th, you can fill out a short survey online about the qualifications you find most important in a town manager. results will be given to a consulting firm to be used in the search. we have a link to the survey online at wsls.com carilion clinic holds an education program this afternoon on the warning signs of strokes. clinic staff will talk about the warnings signs, risk factors and the importance of acting quickly if a symptoms occur. the event starts at 3 p.m. at the raleigh court health and rehabilitation center.### a survey to find america's favorite fashion.... stores--- like dillard's and j.c. penney--- have fallen out of the top five. nordstrom was ranked number one for the fourth straight year... according to market force's report marshalls moved up five spots two.
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for the number three spot with ross. kohl's and macy's rounded out the top five. # in the book publishing world, what's old is new again. data from the u-s census bureau shows bookstores are again on the rise. many people thought they would become a thing of the past as e-books such as the nook and kindle grew in popularity. bookstore sales rose by two-and- a-half-percent last year, from 10.9 billion dollars to 11.2 billion. that's the first year over year increase for the industry since 2007.### turning back to the forecast... storm team ten meteorologist
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today: increasing sunshine with highs in the upper 40s tonight: partly cloudy with lows in the upper 20s thursday: mostly sunny with highs in the middle 40s friday: sun & clouds with highs in the upper 40s & lower 50s saturday: sun & clouds with highs in the lower 60s sunday: highs in the lower 60s monday: scattered showers possible with highs in the low to middle 50s . today: increasing sunshine with highs in the upper 40s tonight: partly cloudy with lows in the upper 20s thursday: mostly sunny with highs in the middle 40s friday: sun & clouds with highs in the upper 40s & lower 50s saturday: sun & clouds with highs in the lower 60s sunday: isolated showers possible with highs in the lower 60s monday: scattered showers
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highs in the low to middle 50s . there are many great things today: increasing sunshine with highs in the upper 40s tonight: partly cloudy with lows in the upper 20s thursday: mostly sunny with highs in the middle 40s friday: sun & clouds with highs in the upper 40s & lower 50s saturday: sun & clouds with highs in the lower 60s sunday: isolated showers lower 60s monday: scattered showers possible with
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there are many great things about being in a relationship... but it may also be the reason you've gained a few extra pounds. the common trends researchers are seeing among couples. # plus getting rid of the 100 dollar bill. why a former government officials says it would make the world a safer place - when we
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now to what's trending now... a look at the biggest social networking, online and technology talkers. a new study finds that relationship weight gain is real for many people. florida state university researchers say people are more likely to engage in unhealthy choices when with the one they love the number of pounds gained varies, but research suggests women tend to put on the pounds when they move in with male partners. married couples also gain more weight than others. researchers sat this is because many people become comfortable with their partner and don't focus as much on their appearance. a north carolina family known for
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parody that many parents will likely understand. "we wont get there until tomorrow... because you're being such a pain... it's so hard to get them out the
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the holderness family's "boyz ii men" parody focus on the daily struggle of getting kids off to school in the morning. the parents said this was the easiest song to write because they experience this everyday. for the world's biggest crooks, it's all about the benjamins. that's why a former treasury secretary says there shouldn't be a one-hundred dollar bill.. lawrence summers, a former economic adviser to president obama, says getting rid of big bills will make life more difficult for tax cheats and criminals. he sites a study from harvard business school which states eliminating these bills would have little downside for legitimate
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a change is happening in many now to kristina, with for a look at our forecast. today: increasing sunshine with highs in the upper 40s tonight: partly cloudy with lows in the upper 20s thursday: mostly sunny with highs in the middle 40s friday: sun & clouds with highs in the upper 40s & lower 50s saturday: sun & clouds with
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possible with highs in the lower 60s a mishap during an international headlines. # plus ticket sales to ride the historic 6-11 steam engine are off to a fast start. why organizers say you should
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welcome back to virginia today here on w-s-l-s 10....it's i'm jenna zibton. and i'm patrick mckee. the west virginia mountaineers face off against the texas longhorns. wsls 10's john appicello has the highlights from the big 12 clash.### appy oncam good morning everybody.. a big 12 battle of ranked
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action last night.. the 10th ranked mountaineers.. on the road...at 24th ranked texas.. vo shaka smart and bob huggins colliding last night in austin-- early action...all mountaineers...n athan adrian is open and he's zingin the strings.. wvu up 8 early. ut...responds.... eric 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. vouva vo in monitor the cavs..are almost march madness ready.. after being tied at the half...at 31 all. uva---pulled away from nc state last night in commanding fashion.. the 20 point win 73-53.. moves them to 21-5 10-4 and have won 18 straight on their home
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sot malcolm brogdon/uva sr guard:"....i thought we were 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." tony bennett/uva head 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." cont vo 7th ranked uva is now off until next week..when they take on a an 11th ranked miami team next monday in south florida. vo morning madness. ...international 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.. that's all of it ja wsls 10 sports surprising new details in the
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just how much people were paying for tainted water. a new report reveals the economic impact counties will get from the atlantic coast pipeline. a breakdown of whats expected from the controversial natural gas project. # "it's just awesome it's a game changer for us. 3 seconds i mean we're going to have a awesome facility in the middle of the roanoke valley with beautiful bermuda grass" after years of planning, country side park will soon open. when the renovations will be
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what's all this nonsense about balls? pink balls, blue, yellow, red. it's hard to keep the whole thing straight. and all these so-called deals?
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like when you leave the city the signal goes weak. u.s. cellular built a network to give you a stronger signal where the other guys don't. and as for deals? how's $300 back for every line you switch? $300! no ball nonsense. get $300 per line and a stronger signal,
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" flooding is always a concern, especially with the snow, the slush, the sleet that's covering the roads" southwest virginia continues to thaw out... and flooding could still be an issue. the problems we're facing... as recovery efforts continue. #
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virginia mother who is facing charges after her son's remains were found in the trunk of her car. what we're learning from court documents good morning and thanks for joining us on virginia today here on wsls 10. i'm jenna zibton. and i'm patrick mckee. winter storm cleanup continues this morning in southwest virginia. this is a live look at blacksburg from our virginia tech skycam... for more on the forecast in the day ahead... lets check in with storm team ten meteorologist kristina montuori joins .. kristina? today: increasing sunshine with highs in the upper 40s tonight: partly cloudy with lows in the upper 20s thursday: mostly sunny with highs in the middle 40s friday: sun & clouds with highs in the upper 40s & lower 50s saturday: sun & clouds with highs in the lower 60s sunday: isolated showers possible with highs in the
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monday: scattered showers possible with highs in the low to middle 50s showers possible with highs in upper 40s tonight: partly cloudy with lows in the upper 20s thursday: mostly sunny with highs in the middle 40s friday: sun & clouds with highs in the upper 40s & lower 50s saturday: sun & clouds with highs in the lower 60s sunday: isolated showers possible with highs in the lower 60s time now for your timesaver traffic report. after more than 24-hours of dealing with snow and ice...
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virginia now are dealing with power outages. it could take up to four days for everything to be restored. right now thousands of appalchian power customers are still in the dark. today road crews and homeowners will be busy assessing the damage. snow and ice brought down brought down trees... and powerlines across southwest virginia. there was significant damage along williamson road... pike lane and templeton avenue in roanoke. one woman was warming up her vehicle... when she heard a loud crash. iris kaltenbaugh, car damaged by tree "come outside and it was pouring down rain the car was running still and the windows were smashed out. we didn't really know what to do. we panicked" meanwhile people in danville say they're lucky because the storm could have been a lot worse. around 750 people lost power as a result of the snow and ice. the last time the city experienced
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from a winter storm was february 20th last year... when around 25 hundred people lost power. for wsls 10 updates when we're not on air... download the storm team ten new and weather apps. you can also head to wsls dot com for the latest closings... alerts... and conditions.. # new this morning.. a richmond woman faces murder charges in the death of her son after his remains were found in her car 10 years after he went missing. court documents show that tonya slaton was indicted earlier this month on a second degree murder charge. the indictment alleges that slaton killed her son, quincy davis, in 2005 when he was around 15 years old. state police pulled slaton over last june for an expired registration. that's when the remains were found. the medical examiner has not yet determined why davis died.### former bedford police officer ... brian mcalexander ... is expected to be out on bond. he's facing child pornography charges attorneys reached an agreement to set bond at 20- thousand dollars in bedford county circuit court. there are some conditions as
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mcalexander is not allowed to leave the commonwealth ... or use the internet ... and he must stay with his mother in collinsville. wes nance/assistant commonwealth's attorney "we work very closely with them with the investigative 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." mcalexander is expected to have an attorney advisement hearing friday. # one of the suspects charged in connection to the disappearance of the lyon sisters pleads no contest to a perjury charge. plea in bedford county circuit court tuesday. 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. police believe the two were eventually brought to bedford county. engleking is scheduled to be
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after several years of negotiations and more than a year of construction... the countryside soccer fields in complete. the city and a local soccer club.. that's bringing big benefits to the local soccer community-- and the star city as a whole. wsls ten's erin brookshier joins us with more about the work that's left to be done...erin? after more than a year of work.. is almost finished. i'm told construction on the actual land is complete... all grass this spring.. and wait for it to grow before the first soccer games are played this fall. the soccer park is being built as part of a first- of-its-kind lease deal between the city of roanoke and the "roanoke star soccer club... it's part of a growing trend as many local governments partner up with private businesses to develop unused land into parks.. and in this case, soccer fields. this first phase of the project includes three full sized world cup soccer fields.. which can be converted into six junior fields.
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behind fleming high school... and danny beamer, the executive director of the soccer club.. tells me this project will have a direct benefit on the surrounding neighborhoods. it has shown where green grass areas in neighborhoods increase home values and increases the ability to have fitness and things like that available to neighbors and the surrounding area. with the businesses, we'll be bringing in a lot of events. so it will help hotels the restaurants around the mall. it will be a positive, a win- win for everybody. the fields will be used to host local and national soccer tournaments.. in hopes of bringing in teams from all across the east coast.. to stay at hotels, work and shop.. right here in roanoke. i'm erin brookshier, wsls 10. important news if you're planning on boarding the class j-611 steam locomotive in roanoke this spring. organizers say don't wait... buy
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they are selling fast. the virginia museum of transportation says 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 are gone. if you miss the chance to buy a ticket for the roanoke excursions ... you will have to travel to greensboro or northern virginia for a ride. # a new report details the potential economic impact that dominion's proposed atlantic coast pipeline could have on the counties it passes through. pipeline opposition groups hired a charlottesville firm to complete the report for several counties along the path. the report estimates 277 million dollars in property value is at-risk for landowners along the proposed path. it also says the annual cost to people and businesses in those counties ranges from 96 to 109 million dollars. in nelson county alone, the report identifies $75 million worth of scrapped investments if the pipeline is built, including a new
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ernie reed, friends of nelson "agusta county and nelson county are the two counties impacted the most by this. nelson county with tourism and property values and the really excellent economy that's been going on there for the last five years. were looking at the likelihood that could all turn around and go south" a spokesman for the pipeline insists the report lacks facts and credibility.### happening today... a michigan legislative committee plans to consider spending $30 million to help cover the water bills for people in flint with a lead- contaminated supply. a new report found people in flint paid the highest water rates in the united states last year... despite its source being tainted with lead. the food and water watch study reports customers paid around $8- hundred 64 dollars per year. that's nearly double the national average. last year a judge ordered the city to reduce charges by 35 percent. the city charges for the water
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now to kristina, with a look at our forecast. today: increasing sunshine with highs in the upper 40s tonight: partly cloudy with lows in the upper 20s thursday: mostly sunny with highs in the middle 40s friday: sun & clouds with highs in the upper 40s & lower 50s saturday: sun & clouds with highs in the lower 60s sunday: isolated showers possible with highs in the lower 60s monday: scattered showers possible with highs in
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highs in the upper 40s tonight: partly cloudy with lows in the upper 20s thursday: mostly sunny with highs in the middle 40s friday: sun & clouds with highs in the upper 40s & lower 50s saturday: sun & clouds with highs in the lower 60s sunday: isolated showers possible with highs in the lower 60s monday: scattered showers possible with highs in the low to middle 50s . today: increasing sunshine with highs in the upper 40s tonight: partly cloudy with
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email us the pictures you've taken around the area. send them to news-at- wsls.com. remember to include your name and a short description to go facebook page. president obama sheds some light on the current g-o-p field. as the presidential hopefuls gear up for various south carolina town hall discussions... what to expect in the day ahead. # and.. a new study breaks down federally funded school breakfast programs. which states scored the lowest and the highest... as well as how virginia compares to the rest of the nation this is a live look at blacksburg from our virginia tech skycam.
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thank you for joining us for virginia today on w-s-l-s. i'm... jenna zibton. and i'm...patrick mckee. in decision 2016, this weekend could be a make or break day for several presidential candidates. hillary clinton and bernie sanders face-off in nevada's democratic caucuses. but this morning we focus on the republicans. their primary is also tomorrow in south carolina.
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preview. sot: president barack obama/ no super :00-:04 "i continue to believe mr. trump will not be president." president obama, on the republican frontrunner: sot: president barack obama/ no super :06-:12 "it's not hosting a talk show or hard." trump's response: sot: donald trump/ r presidential candidate :14-:19 "this man has done such a bad job, he has set us back so far. and for him to say that actually is a great compliment." trumps double-digit survey monkey" national poll mirrors what's happening south carolina. nats he's got twice as much support as ted cruz, who is battling it out for second with sot: marco rubio/ r presidential candidate :35-:37 "this election has to be about making a difference." on the other hand, jeb bush - a distant fourth in palmetto state polls. sot: jeb bush/ r presidential candidate :42-:44 "i will be a commander in chief not an agitator in chief." he insists no matter where he finishes, south carolina is not the end of his campaign. a 4th place finish on saturday night, are we still going into nevada? sot: jeb too quick to chyron! "i'll be there." ben carson and john kasich are
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south carolina. sot: john kasich/ r presidential candidate :58- 1:00 "this is an important state for us." this weekend's primary could further narrow what was once a crowded field of 17 republicans, now down to six. and counting. reporter live tag there's really not a lot of polling about the democrats in nevada, so the outcome there is anyone's guess. i'm tracie potts in washington, now back to you. a new poll reveals who virginia voters are considering for the presidential primary. the christopher newport university poll finds donald trump and hillary clinton are leading in the virginia primary contests. trump and clinton also had high unfavorable ratings... which might matter in november if either becomes the nominee. florida senator-- marco rubio-- had the highest favorable rating of any candidate. # a bill moves forward in the general assembly that could increase the number of public charter schools in virginia. the house of delegates narrowly passed a bill which asks voters to approve a constitutional amendment granting the state board of education power to approve
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there are currently nine in the commonwealth. supporters say more are needed to provide students with different learning methods. opponents say the state should not strip control from local school boards.### a new report by the food research and action center takes a look at federally funded school breakfast programs. the scorecard measures state performance... by looking at the number of low- income students eating school breakfast. west virginia tops the list, while utah is at the bottom. virginia was one of four states that showed solid gains. in henry county... all students receive free breakfast because there are so many families in poverty. on average last school year... more than eleven million students qualified to receive free and reduced-price school meals participated in school breakfast. congress is currently reviewing the federal child nutrition programs for possible changes. a bipartisan senate bill awaiting a floor vote would largely protect and
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today: increasing sunshine with highs in the upper 40s tonight: partly cloudy with lows in the upper 20s thursday: mostly sunny with highs in the middle 40s friday: sun & clouds with highs in the upper 40s & lower 50s saturday: sun & clouds with highs in the lower 60s sunday: isolated showers possible with highs in the lower 60s monday: scattered showers possible with highs in the low to middle 50s today: increasing sunshine with highs in the upper 40s tonight: partly cloudy with lows in the upper 20s thursday: mostly sunny with highs in the middle 40s friday: sun & clouds with highs
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saturday: sun & clouds with highs in the lower 60s sunday: isolated showers possible with highs in the lower 60s monday: scattered showers possible with highs in the low to middle 50s today: increasing sunshine with highs in the upper 40s tonight: partly cloudy with lows in the upper 20s thursday: mostly sunny with highs in the middle 40s in the upper 40s &
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five things you need to know are coming up next. lindee good morning.. today on the show.. prom season is right around the corner.. why you shouldn't shop online for that perfect dress.. natalie plus.. paying for assisted living -- the financial options available to you.. and classic cocktails in the daytime kitchen.. be sure to make time for daytime.. at 12- thirty on wsls- 10
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(dog) mmmm. we've been together since 2012. i do notice that sometimes i eat better than her. i get my healthy bowl of beneful, and she eats a cheese stick and a cracker. that's what she ate last night. cheese stick and a cracker. can you believe what some people put in their bodies? (vo) beneful originals is a healthy blend... ...your dog will love. with whole grains, real beef and accents of vegetables.
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need to know" before you head out the door this morning. a richmond woman faces murder charges in connection to the death of her son... who was
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court indictments say tonya slayton killed her son "quincy davis" between july 2004 and july 2005. he would have been 14 or 15 years old at the time... and was never reported missing. davis' remains were found in the trunk of slayton's car in june. no word on a cause of death. a new report details the potential economic impact of dominion's proposed atlantic coast pipeline. it estimates 277 million dollars in property value is at-risk for landowners in central virginia living along the proposed path. it also says the annual cost to people and businesses ranges from 96 to 109 million dollars. many people across southwest virginia are still dealing with power outages this morning. this comes after snow and ice brought down trees... and powerlines across the area. crews say it could take up to four days for everything to be restored. right now thousands of appalchian power customers are
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today: increasing sunshine with highs in the upper 40s tonight: partly cloudy with lows in the upper 20s thursday: mostly sunny door this morning. ahead at 6..... pothole problems after winter weather. how much it could be costing you. plus.... exciting news for hamburger lovers... as one mcdonald's location is adding a new beverage to its menu. the reason for the fast food addition. and... the us is experiencing a surge in wine consumption. the generation thats drinking the
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terry bradshaw? what a surprise!
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and how it can hit you out of nowhere. i know. i had it. c'mon let's sit down and talk about it. and did you know that one in three people will get shingles? (all) no. that's why i'm reminding people if you had chickenpox then the shingles virus is already inside you. (all) oooh. who's had chickenpox? scoot over. and look that nasty rash can pop up anywhere and the pain can be even worse than it looks. talk to your doctor or pharmacist. about a vaccine that can help prevent shingles. again! again! again! again! again? again! again! general mills is removing artificial flavors and colors from our cereals. so you can love cereal...
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"thats usually what happens with an ice storm. trees fall over, branches break out are finding " icy conditions knock down trees... and cause widespread power outages. how long it will take before back on. # plus... danville police look to increase their numbers. four more officers can make a big difference for the department.### good morning and thanks for joining us on virginia today here on w-s-l-s 10. i'm jenna zibton. and i'm patrick mckee. southwest virginia is starting to bounce back from the winter storm that dropped a dangerous combination of snow and ice across the region. city from our downtown roanoke as you can see... for more on what to expect in the day ahead... storm team ten meteorologist kristina montuori joins us now.. kristina?
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highs in the upper 40s tonight: partly cloudy with lows in the upper 20s thursday: mostly sunny with highs in the middle 40s friday: sun & clouds with highs in the upper 40s & lower 50s saturday: sun & clouds with highs in the lower 60s sunday: isolated showers possible with highs in the lower 60s monday: scattered showers possible with highs in the low to middle 50s increasing sunshine with highs in the upper 40s tonight: partly cloudy with lows in the upper 20s thursday: mostly sunny with highs in the middle 40s friday: sun & clouds with highs in the upper 40s & lower 50s saturday: sun & clouds with highs in the lower 60s time now for your timesaver traffic report.
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continues to be a big concern across southwest virginia this morning. it could take three to four days before all power is restored. right now... the ice brought trees and powerlines down. at one point close to 50 thousand appalachian power customers lost service. crews are working around the clock to turn the lights and heat back on but they say rural areas and secondary neighborhoods make take longer than others. kenney boone / apco " depends on the situation. if it
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just a wire down then we have to isolate it. take the 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" appalachian power officials are bringing in contractors and crews from tennessee and west virginia to help.### the winter months can be a tough time for local seniors ... the floyd county sheriff's office just launched a new program ... safe. it's called "rise and shine floyd." through the program ... dispatchers make daily calls to seniors that don't 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 do a wellness check. sheriff brian craig floyd county 14 sec we're looking for seniors in our community, in floyd county, that don't have a day to day talk 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 seniors.
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sign up. # as snow and ice begin to thaw... crumbling roadways emerge. a new triple-a study finds that pothole damage has cost american drivers 15-billion in vehicle repairs over the last five years... or 3- billion annually. potholes start to show up when the pavement starts the cycle of freezing and thawing... and they can cause some costly damage to your car. here are some ways to avoid the trouble... triple-a says inspect your tires--make sure they're inflated.... when you're driving, slow down...so you can avoid the pot holes in a safe manner. and beware of puddles--you don't know how big of a hole water.# danville city council approves a request to increase the city's police force. the move increases the number of officers from 131 to 135. the city's police chief says this will help him better handle to reduce crime. the police chief made the proposal after two people were shot earlier this month.
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economy gets better jobs open up in other places, whether it's law enforcement or not, and they just decide they want a career change and work somewhere else." the money for the additional officers will come from a surplus in the department's personnel budget due to low staffing over the years. ### deputy tim jones is named the roanoke city interim police chief. city manager chris morrill made the announcement during the roanoke city council meeting.... where current police chief--- chris perkins was honored. deputy jones starts march 1-st .. the day after chief perkins retires. chris perkins took on the police chief position in 20-10. # many people are looking ahead to warmer weather. for many people, spring and summer mean outdoor sports-- like soccer. and this year people in the star city will have a new place to play. after several years of negotiations... and more than a year of construction... the countryside soccer fields are almost finished.
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us with more about what's gone into creating these fields...erin? this project really has become a sort of "field of dreams." there's been a ton of work that has gone into planning and building these fields.. and now-- the light at the end of the tunnel is almost here. as part of a first- of-its-kind lease deal between the city of roanoke and the "roanoke star soccer club... this is part of a growing trend as many local governments partner up with private businesses to develop unused land into parks.. and in this case, soccer fields. after more than a year of work.. the first phase of the project is almost finished. danny beamer, the executive director of the soccer club, tells me that by this fall.. these lots will be turned into three full sized world cup soccer fields.. or six junior sized fields. all the work is finished, and all that's left to do now is plant the grass and wait for it to grow. it has taken a long time to get
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describe how great it's going to be. because in the past we have had to use fields that weren't at the high quality. and in a great location. will reall help our players grow and get better. it will really be an awesome thing beamer tells me the bermuda grass will be put down in may.. and tended to all summer before the first games are played on the fields this fall. but it's not just good news for the soccer community.. the new fields are going to have a big impact on people who live in nearby neighborhoods as well. coming up in the next half hour.. more the economic impact the new fields will bring. eb, wsls 10. governor terry mcauliffe announces up to $150 thousand in grands to help revitalize historic downtown neighborhoods through the virginia main street program. a few communities in southwest
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bedford and marion were awarded $20 thousand, while altavista picked up $10 thousand. the funds will go toward programs and strategies to boost private investment. mcauliffe says the grants create jobs and boost revenue.### in what's news today... roanoke county police invite you to coffee with a cop this morning... to talk about community issues and build relationships. they will be at mill mountain coffee and tea on starkey road . the program is a national initiative... supported by the u.s. department of justice. similar events take place all across the country. # today is the deadline for montgomery county circuit court clerk--- erica williams--- to respond to the board of supervisor's concerns. they are questioning why more than $21- thousand dollars of taxpayer money has not helped retain employees. williams fired four of her staff in november after being re-elected. the turnover rate in the clerk's office during william's eight years in office is 150 percent. # the town of christiansburg asks for your input as it
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february 26th, you can fill out a short survey online about the qualifications you find most important in a town manager. results will be given to a consulting firm to be used in the search. we have a link to the survey online at wsls.com carilion clinic holds an education program this afternoon on the warning signs of strokes. clinic staff will talk about the warnings signs, risk factors and the importance of acting quickly if a symptoms occur. the event starts at 3 p.m. at the raleigh court health and rehabilitation center.### new research finds millennials drink more wine than any other generation. according to the nonprofit wine market council, millennials ... adults between 21 and 38... drank 42-percent of all wine in the u-s last year. that's more than one hundred 59 million cases of wine... or in that age range.
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drinkers.... those who drink several times a week... baby boomers are number one... followed by millennials... and generation x-ers. # the golden arches is adding a new beverage to the menu but not in the u-s. according to a south korean newspaper .. mcdonald's plans to open an outlet in south korea in the coming days that will serve premium burgers and draft beer. the restaurant will open in a city near the capital of seoul. the move comes as the number of young people visiting mcdonald's has dropped in south korea. the legal drinking age there is 19.###
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storm team ten meteorologist kristina montuori has more -- kristina?? today: increasing sunshine with highs in the upper 40s tonight: partly cloudy with lows in the upper 20s thursday: mostly sunny with highs in the middle 40s friday: sun & clouds with highs in the upper 40s & lower 50s saturday: sun & clouds with highs in the lower 60s sunday: isolated showers possible with highs in the lower 60s monday: scattered showers possible with highs in the low to middle 50s . today: increasing sunshine with highs in the upper 40s tonight: partly cloudy with lows in the upper 20s thursday: mostly sunny with highs in the middle 40s friday: sun & clouds with highs
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saturday: sun & clouds with highs in the lower 60s sunday: isolated showers possible with highs in the lower 60s monday: scattered showers possible with highs in the low to middle 50s . today: increasing sunshine with highs in the upper 40s tonight: partly cloudy with lows in the upper 20s thursday: mostly sunny with highs in the middle 40s friday: sun & clouds with highs in the upper 40s & lower 50s saturday: sun & clouds with highs in the lower 60s sunday: isolated showers possible with highs in the lower 60s monday: scattered showers possible with
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there are many great things about being in a relationship... but it may also be the reason you've gained a few extra pounds. the common trends researchers are seeing among couples. # plus getting rid of the 100 dollar bill. why a former government officials says it would make the world a safer place - when we
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networking, online and technology talkers. a new study finds that relationship weight gain is real for many people. florida state university researchers say people are more likely to engage in unhealthy choices when with the one they love the number of pounds gained
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suggests women tend to put on male partners. weight than others. many people become and appearance. for
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parody that many parents will likely understand. "we wont get there until tomorrow... because you're being such a pain... it's so hard to get them out the door...everyday" the holderness family's "boyz ii men" parody focus on the daily struggle of getting kids off to school in the morning. the parents said this was the easiest song to write because they experience this everyday. for the world's biggest crooks,
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that's why a former treasury secretary says there shouldn't be a one-hundred dollar bill.. lawrence summers, a former economic adviser to president obama, says getting rid of big bills will make life more difficult for tax cheats and criminals. he sites a study from harvard business school which states eliminating these bills would have little downside for legitimate commerce. = a change is happening in many households across the nation happening in many households across the nation with more men doing laundry. the shift has some detergent and washing machine makers researching male behavior more... especially since men and women wash their clothes differently.
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scents that it considers to be more masculine. whirlpool has also added a cycle to keep colors from mixing the laundry. at our forecast. today: increasing sunshine with highs in the upper 40s tonight: partly cloudy with lows in the upper 20s thursday: mostly sunny with highs in the middle 40s friday: sun & clouds with highs in the upper 40s & lower 50s saturday: sun & clouds with highs in the lower 60s sunday: isolated showers
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monday: scattered showers possible with highs in the low to middle 50s ahead in sports - a mishap during today: increasing sunshine with highs in the upper 40s tonight: partly cloudy with lows in the upper 20s thursday: mostly sunny a mishap during an international soccer game... makes national headlines. # plus ticket sales to ride the historic 6-11 steam engine are off to a fast start. why organizers say you should buy now - coming up at 6:30.### a live look at the roanoke
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life as spokesbox is great. people love me for saving them over half a grand when they switch to progressive. so i'm dabbling in new ventures. it was board-game night with the dalai lama. great guy. terrible player. go paperless don't stress, girl i got the discounts that you need it's a balancing act, but i got to give the people what they want -- more box. any words for the critics? what can i say? critties gonna neg. [ applause ] the what?!
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welcome back to virginia today here on w-s-l-s 10....it's i'm jenna zibton. and i'm patrick mckee. the west virginia mountaineers face off against the texas longhorns. wsls 10's john appicello has the highlights from the big 12 clash.### appy oncam good morning everybody.. a big 12 battle of ranked teams..headline d the college action last night.. the 10th ranked mountaineers.. on the road...at 24th ranked texas.. vo shaka smart and bob huggins colliding last night in austin-- early action...all mountaineers...n athan adrian is
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wvu up 8 early. ut...responds.... eric 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. vouva vo in monitor the cavs..are almost march madness ready.. after being tied at the half...at 31 all. uva---pulled away from nc state fashion.. the 20 point win 73-53.. moves 18 straight on their home floor..the john paul jones arena--- sot malcolm brogdon/uva sr guard:"....i thought we were really good i thought we were pretty excellent on both ends especially as 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." cont vo 7th ranked uva is now off until next week..when they take on a an 11th ranked miami team next monday in south florida. vo morning madness. ...international 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.. that's all of it ja wsls 10 sports surprising new details in the flint, michigan water crisis. just how much people were paying for tainted water. a new report reveals the economic impact counties will
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from the atlantic coast pipeline. a breakdown of whats expected from the controversial natural gas project. # "it's just awesome it's a game changer for us. 3 seconds i mean we're going to have a awesome facility in the middle of the roanoke valley with beautiful bermuda grass" after years of planning, country side park will soon open.
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" flooding is always a concern, especially with the snow, the slush, the sleet that's covering the roads" southwest virginia continues to thaw out... and flooding could still be an issue. the problems we're facing... as recovery efforts continue. # new details in the case of a virginia mother who is facing charges after her son's remains were found in the trunk of her car.
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documents good morning and thanks for joining us on virginia today here on wsls 10. i'm jenna zibton. and i'm patrick mckee. winter storm cleanup continues this morning in southwest virginia. this is a live look at blacksburg from our virginia tech skycam... for more on the forecast in the day ahead... lets check in with storm team ten meteorologist kristina montuori joins .. kristina? today: increasing sunshine with highs in the upper 40s tonight: partly cloudy with lows in the upper 20s thursday: mostly sunny with highs in the middle 40s friday: sun & clouds with highs in the upper 40s & lower 50s saturday: sun & clouds with highs in the lower 60s sunday: isolated showers
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monday: scattered showers possible with highs in the low to middle 50s upper 40s tonight: partly cloudy with lows in the upper 20s thursday: mostly sunny with highs in the middle 40s friday: sun & clouds with time now for your timesaver traffic report. after more than 24-hours of dealing with snow and ice... people in southwest virginia now are dealing with power outages. it could take up to four days for everything to be restored.
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appalchian power customers are still in the dark. and while roanoke county schools are going in two hours late... three others will be closed. glenvar high school... glenvar middle school and glenvar elementary school will be closed today ... also due to a power outage. today road crews and homeowners will be busy assessing the damage. snow and ice brought down trees... and powerlines across southwest virginia. there was significant damage along williamson road... pike lane and templeton avenue in roanoke. one woman was warming up her vehicle... when she heard a loud crash. iris kaltenbaugh, car damaged by tree "come outside and it was pouring down rain the car was running still and the windows were smashed out. we didn't really know what to do. we panicked" meanwhile people in danville say they're lucky because the storm could have been a lot worse. around 750 people lost power as a result of the snow and ice. the last time the city
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outages from a winter storm was february 20th last year... when around 25 hundred people lost power. for wsls 10 updates when we're not on air... download the storm team ten new and weather apps. you can also head to wsls dot com for the latest closings... alerts... and conditions.. # new this morning.. a richmond woman faces murder charges in the death of her son after his remains were found in her car 10 years after he went missing. court documents show that tonya slaton was indicted earlier this month on a second degree murder charge. the indictment alleges that slaton killed her son, quincy davis, in 2005 when he was around 15 years old. state police pulled slaton over last june for an expired registration. that's when the remains were found. the medical examiner has not yet determined why davis died.### former bedford police officer ... brian mcalexander ... is expected to be out on bond. he's facing child pornography
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agreement to set bond at 20- thousand dollars in bedford county circuit court. there are some conditions as part of the bond. mcalexander is not allowed to leave the commonwealth ... or use the internet ... and he must stay with his mother in collinsville. wes nance/assistant commonwealth's attorney "we work very closely with them with the investigative 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." mcalexander is expected to have an attorney advisement hearing friday. # one of the suspects charged in connection to the disappearance of the lyon sisters pleads no contest to a perjury charge. leslie engleking entered the plea in bedford county circuit court tuesday. 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
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missing from a maryland mall 40 years ago. police believe the two were eventually brought to bedford county. engleking is scheduled to be sentenced on june 7-th.### after several years of negotiations and more than a year of construction... the countryside soccer fields in roanoke city are almost complete. it's all part of a deal between the city and a local soccer club.. that's bringing big benefits to the local soccer community-- and the star city as a whole. wsls ten's erin brookshier joins us with more about the work that's left to be done...erin? after more than a year of work.. the first phase of the project is almost finished. i'm told construction on the actual land is complete... all that's left to do is plant the grass this spring.. and wait for it to grow before the first soccer games are played this fall. the soccer park is being built as part of a first- of-its-kind lease deal between the city of roanoke and the "roanoke star soccer club... it's part of a growing trend as
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up with private businesses to develop unused land into parks.. and in this case, soccer fields. this first phase of the project includes three full sized world cup soccer fields.. which can be converted into six junior fields. the fields are being built right behind fleming high school... and danny beamer, the executive director of the soccer club.. tells me this project will have a direct benefit on the surrounding neighborhoods. it has shown where green grass areas in neighborhoods increase home values and increases the ability to have fitness and things like that available to neighbors and the surrounding area. with the businesses, we'll be bringing in a lot of events. so it will help hotels the restaurants around the mall. it will be a positive, a win- win for everybody. the fields will be used to host local and national soccer tournaments.. in hopes of bringing in teams from all across the east coast.. to stay at hotels, work and shop..
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brookshier, wsls 10. important news if you're planning on boarding the class j-611 steam locomotive in roanoke this spring. organizers say don't wait... buy your tickets now ... because they are selling fast. the virginia museum of transportation says 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 are gone. if you miss the chance to buy a ticket for the roanoke excursions ... you will have to travel to greensboro or northern virginia for a ride. # a new report details the potential economic impact that dominion's proposed atlantic coast pipeline could have on the counties it passes through. pipeline opposition groups hired a charlottesville firm to complete the report for several counties along the path. the report estimates 277 million dollars in property value is at-risk for landowners along the proposed path. it also says the annual cost to people and businesses in
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in nelson county alone, the report identifies $75 million worth of scrapped investments if the pipeline is built, including a new resort. ernie reed, friends of nelson "agusta county and nelson county are the two counties impacted the most by this. nelson county with tourism and property values and the really excellent economy that's been going on there for the last five years. were looking at the likelihood that could all turn around and go south" a spokesman for the pipeline insists the report lacks facts and credibility.### happening today... a michigan legislative committee plans to consider spending $30 million to help cover the water bills for people in flint with a lead- contaminated supply. a new report found people in flint paid the highest water rates in the united states last year... despite its source being tainted with lead. the food and water watch study reports customers paid around $8- hundred 64 dollars per year. that's nearly
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last year a judge ordered the city to reduce charges by 35 percent. # now to kristina, with a look at our forecast. today: increasing sunshine with highs in the upper 40s tonight: partly cloudy with lows in the upper 20s thursday: mostly sunny with highs in the middle 40s friday: sun & clouds with highs in the upper 40s & lower 50s saturday: sun & clouds with highs in the lower 60s sunday: isolated showers possible with highs in the lower 60s monday: scattered showers possible with highs in the low to middle 50s . today: increasing sunshine with highs in the upper 40s tonight: partly cloudy with lows in the upper 20s thursday: mostly sunny
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friday: sun & clouds with highs in the upper 40s & lower 50s saturday: sun & clouds with highs in the lower 60s sunday: isolated showers possible with highs in the lower 60s monday: scattered showers possible with highs in the low to middle 50s . today: increasing sunshine with highs in the upper 40s tonight: partly cloudy with lows in the upper 20s thursday: mostly sunny with highs in the middle 40s friday: sun & clouds with highs in the upper 40s & lower 50s saturday: sun & clouds with highs in the lower 60s sunday: isolated showers possible with highs in the lower 60s monday: scattered showers possible with highs in the low to middle 50s . today: increasing sunshine with
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our picture of the day comes from email us the pictures you've taken around the area. send them to news-at- wsls.com. remember to include your name along with the photo. we'll pick our favorite every morning... to show on-air and post on our facebook page. president obama sheds some light president obama sheds some light on the current g-o-p field. as the presidential hopefuls gear up for various
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what to expect in the day ahead. # and.. a new study breaks down federally funded school breakfast programs. which states scored the lowest and the highest... as well as how virginia compares to the rest of the nation we leave you with a live look at blacksburg from out virginia
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good morning. thank you for joining us for virginia today on w-s-l-s. i'm... jenna zibton. and i'm...patrick mckee. in decision 2016, this weekend could be a make or break day for several presidential candidates. hillary clinton and bernie sanders face-off in nevada's democratic caucuses. but this morning we focus on the republicans. their primary is also tomorrow in south carolina. nbc's tracie potts has a preview. sot: president barack obama/ no super :00-:04 "i continue to believe mr. trump will not be president." president obama, on the republican frontrunner: sot: president barack obama/ no super :06-:12 "it's not hosting a talk show or hard." trump's response: sot: donald trump/ r presidential candidate :14-:19 "this man has done such a bad job, he has set us back so far. and for him to say that actually compliment." trumps double-digit lead in our latest "nbc news survey monkey"
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nats he's got twice as much support as ted cruz, who is battling it out for second with marco rubio. sot: marco rubio/ r presidential candidate :35-:37 "this election has to be about making a difference." on the other hand, jeb bush - a distant fourth in palmetto state polls. sot: jeb bush/ r presidential candidate :42-:44 "i will be a commander in chief not an agitator in chief." he insists no matter where he finishes, south carolina is not the end of his campaign. a 4th place finish on saturday night, are we still going into nevada? sot: jeb bush/ r presidential candidate too quick to chyron! "i'll be there." ben carson and john kasich are also hoping for strong finish in south carolina. sot: john kasich/ r presidential candidate :58- 1:00 "this is an important state for us." this weekend's primary could further narrow what was once a crowded field of 17 republicans, now down to six. and counting. reporter live tag there's really not a lot of polling about the democrats in nevada, so the outcome there is anyone's guess. i'm tracie potts in washington, now back to you. a new poll reveals who virginia voters are considering for the presidential primary. the christopher newport
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trump and hillary clinton are in the lead. trump and clinton also had high unfavorable ratings... which might matter in november if either becomes the nominee. florida senator-- marco rubio-- had the highest favorable rating of any candidate...and came in second place among republicans. both parties will hold their 2016 presidential primaries on march 1st in virginia.# a bill moves forward in the general assembly that could increase the number of public charter schools in virginia. the house of delegates narrowly passed a bill which asks voters to approve a constitutional amendment granting the state board of education power to approve charter schools. there are currently nine in the commonwealth. supporters say more are needed to provide students with different learning methods. opponents say the state should not strip control from local school boards.### a new report by the food research and action center takes a look at federally funded school breakfast programs. the scorecard measures state performance... by looking at the number of low- income students
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west virginia tops the list, while utah is at the bottom. virginia was one of four states that showed solid gains. in henry county... all students receive free breakfast because there are so many families in poverty. on average last school year... more than eleven million students qualified to receive free and reduced-price school meals participated in school breakfast. congress is currently reviewing the federal child nutrition programs for possible changes. a bipartisan senate bill awaiting a floor vote would largely protect and strengthen these programs. # today: increasing sunshine with highs in the upper 40s tonight: partly cloudy with lows in the upper 20s thursday: mostly sunny with highs in the middle 40s friday: sun & clouds with highs in the upper 40s & lower 50s
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highs in the lower 60s sunday: isolated showers possible with highs in the lower 60s monday: scattered showers possible with highs in the low to middle 50s today: increasing sunshine with highs in the upper 40s tonight: partly cloudy with lows in the upper 20s thursday: mostly sunny with highs in the middle 40s friday: sun & clouds with 50s saturday: sun & clouds with highs in the lower 60s sunday: isolated showers possible with highs in the
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need to know" before you head out the door this morning. charges in connection to the death of her son... who was
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court indictments say tonya slayton killed her son "quincy davis" between july 2004 and july 2005. davis' remains were found in the trunk of slayton's car in june. a new report details the potential economic impact of dominion's proposed atlantic coast pipeline. it estimates 277 million dollars in property value is at-risk for landowners while it will costs people and businesses anywhere from 96 to 109 million dollars every year. many people across southwest virginia are still dealing with power outages this morning. this comes after snow and ice brought down trees... and powerlines across the area. roanoke county schools are delayed ... three others will be closed. glenvar high...middle ... and elementary school will be closed today ... also due to a power outage. right now thousands of appalchian power customers are still in the dark. today: increasing sunshine with highs in the upper 40s
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thursday: mostly sunny with highs in the middle 40s friday: sun & clouds with highs our region as you head out the door this morning. coming up on today - tipping the scales.would you help someone lie to help them break their diet. plus the secret to living a longer and better life. here's a live look at the roanoke blacksburg regional airport from our airport skycam.
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good morning. the government versus the tech giant. apple's ceo vows to fight a judge's order forcing it to hack into the iphone of one of the san bernardino killers.
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for its customers or making it harder for law enforcement to keep us safe? southern discomfort. the republican presidential candidates brawl in south carolina ahead of saturday's primary. even the president gets in on the action. >> i continue to believe mr. trump will not be president. it's not hosting a talk show or a reality show. >> donald trump, quick to respond. >> you're lucky i didn't run last time when romney ran, because you would have been a one-term president. >> fresh polls from south carolina and nevada with the voting three days away. we'll hear from mr. trump when he joins us live. no mas! in a rare expression of anger, pope francis vividly frustrated, scolding on eager tofollowers tugging on his arm, causing him to topple over a man in a wheelchair.

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