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and serving justice. good evening and thank you for joining us for wsls 10 at six. a 40-million dollar expansion at the western lab of forensic science in roanoke is almost complete. the lab analyzes evidence associated with crimes for 185 law enforcement agencies. it's the second busiest lab in the commonwealth. wsls 10's ananda rochita has an exclusive look at how the renovations could help alleviate backlog problems. this 40-million dollar project is two years in the making ... nat sound from kevin patrick showing us around and now it's almost finished. kevin patrick, the director of the western laboratory of forensic science is giving us an exclusive first look inside. quick nat sound from kevin patrick again. this lab is one of the busiest in the state averaging 15- thousand cases a year. patrick
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them to add more than 6 million dollars in new equipment. :42-:45 kevin patrick/directo r of western laboratory of forensic science 14:20:41 with the ability to add more equipment rather than six examiners working on waiting in lane waiting on an instrumentation we have six pieces so you only have two people waiting in line 14:20:52 the new building will also make room for more examiners. chad harris, a laboratory forensic scientist, says it's a relief. :57-1:04 chad harris/laborato ry forensic scientist 14:30:00 the new building is definitely a great improvement over our old space it's much more spacious so we have room to grow and expand 14:30:07 the lab is also very busy handling the increase in meth related cases. it investigated 278 cases last year and now even designated a specific lab in the new building for meth. nat sound showing around 14:22:55 now they have an area to work ... our examiners examine a case and see what's relevant while construction at the expanded portion of the lab is complete ... crews are now working on renovations at
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finished this summer. in roanoke ananda rochita wsls 10. planned parenthood will soon close its doors in blacksburg. the decision comes as part of a consolidation plan with the roanoke clinic. wsls 10's bethany teague joins us live from our new river valley bureau. bethany.. when is this change supposed to happen? this is scheduled to take place at the end of march. planned parenthood recently began notifying its blacksburg patients of the coming change.. saying the roanoke office will now offer extended hours to accommodate the new patients. leaders say when the blacksburg clinic launched more than three decades ago.. it was the only trusted women's health care provider in the area. however.. virginia tech has expanded student and the community health center of the new river valley now women's health services in both montgomery and giles counties. planned parenthood representative paige johnson
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are different today, but we are equally determined to meet them, no matter what." the organization says it plans to continue offering sex education and advocacy work in the blacksburg area.. even after the clinic closes. live in the nrv newsroom bethany teague wsls 10. it's been nearly three-weeks since 13-year-old nicole lovell disappeared and was later found dead. the circumstances surrounding the tragedy may have some of you wondering where to begin when it comes to learning about the online sites your children are all too familiar with. wsls 10's dawn jefferies joins us now in the studio with a place to start. the tragedy sparked a lot of questions about internet safety and social media but it can be tough-- albiet a necessary conversation to have with your child. that's where roanoke public libraries hope to help. libraries are a source for information. sheila umberger/roan oke public libraries 23.17.50 "the more information that people have the
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themselves." less than a month after the death of 13- year-old nicole lovell and allegations of social media's connection... the roanoke public library system joins forces with state police to bring parents and teens together to talk safety. 21-27 23.17.41 "we know that parents and teens feel vulnerable. they're like how could that happen. you know you hear that all the time i had no idea, that kind of stuff." library director sheila umberger says the idea behind the first internet and social media safety event next month is to bring parents and kids together -- so teens can hear from someone other than their parents.. the potential danger lurking in cyberspace. 23.16.54 "they're not against each other. they're not trying to prevent them from "having fun." actually it's just a family trying to say, this is what's going on. if you're going to use this information and be on the internet have these tools that you know about to prevent a tragedy." umberger says the first meeting will cover social media... and apps many of which parents have likley never heard of. 23.18.40 "hidden apps, where it's
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information from a parent. so it might look like a normal app but underneath it they're able to access things that maybe their parents or their teacher wouldn't think they should be doing." teaching parents what to look for... how to recognize and how to get a conversation going between parent and child. 23.20.10 "it is a conversation they should be having because you care about each other and you want to be safe." the meeting is march 3rd at 6:30 at the main library. umberger tells me they'll use any questions or concerns raised to guide any future meetings. in the studio .. dawn jefferies .. wsls 10. three people are out of their home tonight following a fire in bedford county. fire fighters from several departments arrived in the 11- hundred block of shepherd's store road around 4:30 this morning. according to the fire marshal's office -- the fire started in the attached garage from a heat lamp that was on for the owner's six cats. no one was hurt.
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thousand- dollars. montgomery county circuit court clerk erica williams responds to the board of supervisors' questions about turnover and work attendance. however.. the board still doesn't have any answers. last week .. supervisors asked williams to explain the 155- percent turnover rate in her office during her first term. the board also asked her to respond to allegations that she doesn't always work 40- hours a week. yesterday.. board members received a letter from williams' lawyer.. saying she is not prepared to provide this information. she believes personnel matters are private.. and that the board was not specific enough about its request for her work attendance records. although the board asked for a response by today.. it cannot require one. chris tuck, board of supervisors: "she is a constitutional officer, and while we can ask her to respond, she did not have to." the board is expected to discuss williams' letter at its
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widespread power outages continue this evening in southwest virginia. currently, there are more than six-thousand appalachian power customers without power. the majority live in roanoke city and roanoke county. that number is down drastically from the peak of nearly 50- thousand outages yesterday .. following monday's winter storm. more than 500 line workers are helping restore power .. including more than 300 employees and contractors from outside the area. people impacted by the outages tell us .. they are ready for restoration. charles nichols / lost power: "we woke up this morning and it was 48-degrees in the house." herbert coles/ aep supervisor: "we understand everybody needs their power, but we have to be meticulous in how we restore power so, that we don't create a hazard and we're able to avoid the hazards that have been created by nature." power is expected to be back on in bedford, botetourt, campbell and patrick counties tonight. a-e-p says it may be friday before everyone's electricity is
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after serving her community home-cooked meals for generations.. the legacy of a local woman lives on. "she treated everybody right and she treated them good. why alpha averill's sons say ... people are remembering
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the allegheny county the alleghany county community remembers the life of a local legend. she was known simply as "granny" ... and she passed away yesterday at 109-years-old.
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children today to talk about her legacy. this brick building with a front porch sits empty now .. but at one time it was an old country store and the heart of the low moor community. as times changed one thing was for certain when you walked in .. granny averill was working and with a smile. :18-:22 she really enjoyed getting up in the mornings and going over there and getting things started and meeting people. she enjoyed it so much she started working there in 1941 and didn't stop until 2006 and the doctor made her. 65 years had passed, but she still did things the old- fashioned way. no calculator, no adding machine, cash register or nothing, she just used a brown bag and a pencil and she knew the prices by heart and didn't have to look at a menu to see what the prices was. :50-:54 at lunchtime you would have people coming to the store and
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you would have the state police and the sheriffs department and then you would have the preacher and you would have lawyers and you would have the undertaker there. her sons say .. generations of locals stopped in to eat her home-cooked food and no one left hungry. when they would come to averill's store and everything if they didn't have money enough to buy the food mom would give it to them. to wayne and punky she was mom, but to everyone else including legislators in richmond, she was granny. everybody started calling her granny and it stuck with her, that's what she's known by. she's not known by miss averill, she's always granny to every body. i reckon that's the reason she got the name because she treated every
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after last night's clipper system that brought some parts of the mountains southern parts of the nrv and mountain empire a light accumulation, it was nice once again to see the sun come back
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warm into the 40s, so the melting continues across the area. but we are still dealing with the ramifications of the precipitation earlier in the week in the form of river flooding. the roanoke river at randolph is forecast to have moderate flooding, while the dan river at paces and south boston are forecast to have minor flooding. we'll keep a close eye on this for you, but any flooding is expected to end any time between thursday afternoon and friday afternoon.
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with lows in the mid-to-upper 20s. once again, tonight beware of the potential for re-freezing. thursday: mostly sunny with highs in the middle 40s. we will stay mainly sunny on friday with highs in the mid-to-upper 40s. we will really warm things up this weekend. saturday will see a mix of sun and clouds, with more sun east and more clouds west. the mountains of west virginia may see a stray shower or two, otherwise we look dry across the commonwealth.
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continue to thicken into sunday showers possible at that point. temperatures though will newed...if you can wait a decade.. and countdown.. to nascar...2016
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it's a long way off...but it's coming the virginia tech-maryland football series will renew...in 2026..with the first of four games in consecutive years. the first of four will happen in college park on september 19 of
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the last meeting between the two...was in maryland's final season as an acc member before leaving for the big ten.. an overtime win over the hokies in blacksburg. virginia tech's last trip to college park was in november of 2009, a hokies victory. we are creeping every closer..to nascar's super bowl.. and ..just like it's namesake in the nfl...it's unlike any other.. we examine what the drivers face---in today's edition of countdown to nascar. by all accounts..its a white knuckle ride at 200 plus miles per hour--- a single mistake...by a single driver..can mean mayhem for the field. add the simple fact that so much weight in placed on the daytona 500, and you've got a recipe...for a pressure filled day- where experience matters---but often luck is the trump card-- jimmie johnson/2 time daytona 500 champ:"..decision s made by others give you your opportunity you don't you look in the mirror the entire lap
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try to set up you drag the break to push all the cars back and eventually that energy comes back forward and if the time is right and the energy gets to you when you get the knowledge to move forward and move you can make a move so to set all that up is virtually impossible you just get lucky i mean it's timing at circumstance leave that lead to an offense of moves." the hendrick team dominating the restrictor plate races in 2015...and two time 500 champ dale earnhardt jr is considered an odds-on favorite.. for jr--it's more about driving style..and his instincts--when he's dueling at the birthplace of speed- dale earnhardt jr/2 time daytona winner: "yeah you don't come in with a strategy you just have a style of driving that you just do all the time you don't start the race going you know what we're going to take the lead on that block this were in a password in a pit on this lap we're gonna hold them off you don't make this plan there's no real their strategy to what the pit crew is going to do and what
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making choices based on instinct and what's happening around him." the hokies are back in action tonight.. at miami--- to take on the 11th ranked hurricanes-- that's a 9pm tip from south florida... and 20th ranked duke is at number 5 north carolina... that's also at 9 pm tonight... a big evening..in the acc hoops world.. vhsl conference hoops action.. maroons at lynchburg... and at least one women's group is calling for sponsors to suspend their endorsements with peyton manning until the sexual harrassment suit he's mentioned in...is investigated and settled.. cut it out vandy led by 17 at one point.. now the lead..is just 2.. miss state...last shot--no... rebound...tic tic tic
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