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here on w-s-l-s 10. i'm jenna zibton. and i'm patrick mckee. after winter weather across southwest virginia, mostly sunny days are now expected. this is a live look at the star city from our downtown roanoke skycam. storm team ten meteorologist kristina montuori joins us now.. kristina? today: mostly sunny with highs in the middle 40s tonight: mostly clear with lows in the middle & upper 20s friday: mostly sunny 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 possible with highs in the middle 50s tuesday: in the upper 30s and lower 40s let's take a look at our timesaver sunny with highs in the middle
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tonight: mostly clear with lows in the middle & upper 20s friday: mostly sunny with highs in the upper 40s & lower 50s saturday: sun & clouds with at our timesaver traffic system this morning. as we follow breaking news in wythe county. police say interstate 81 is this morning. as we follow breaking news in wythe county. police say interstate 81 is shut accident. you can expect major delays. all northbound lanes are closed. one southbound lane is open... and backups are about two miles. virginia state police say the accident does not have serious injuries... but traffic is being detoured. if you're heading northbound.... you'll be diverted off exit 84 onto north at exit 86. the accident happened at 1:45
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long the interstate will stay closed. this morning, the defense calls witnesses for the first time in a federal trial... stemming from the murder of waynesboro police reserve captain--- kevin quick. prosecutors rested their case... after twelve days of presenting evidence... against six alleged gang members ... four of which are charged with murder. wednesday was all about the cell phone evidence the prosecution says first led police to quick's body. the prosecution points to a gang killing... claiming all of the suspects are members of the 99 goon syndicate. the case is set to resume this morning in roanoke. # a grand jury charges a suspect in the so called "mansion murders" in washington d.c. the grand jury investigating the case returned 20-felony indictment against 35-year- old darren wint. wint is charged in the d.c. home invasion that authorities say left savvas and amy savopoulos ... their 10-year-old son and their housekeeper dead. wint was arrested last may and remains in police custody. if convicted he faces a maximum sentence of life in prison without
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criminal investigation is ongoing and more suspects could face indictments in the case.### new details are emerging about the controversial birth control--- essure. a pennsylvania congressman is claiming more deaths are linked to the birth control device--- "essure"--- than originally reported by the f-d-a new data shows evidence of fetal deaths dating back to 2008... and finds a total of more than 3- hundred fetal deaths from essure. the f-d-a previously reported only five deaths. the findings were released by congressman--- mike fitzpatrick. he recently proposed a bill that would pull it from the market .. to protect other women . fitzpatrick is now confronting the f-d-a... calling for a review of the new data. # in 10 cares heart health, having a heart attack or heart disease is a life changing event. after diagnosis, you have to make immediate changes to your diet and exercise to avoid further problems. fred st. clair first suffered a heart attack at the age of 42. it was a wakeup call that required him to alter his
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fred st. clair/survivor "i've made a lot of changes to my diet. i went through my heart doctor and got his blessing on my exercise program that i do." the american heart association says that it's important to start exercising soon after having a heart attack to get your energy level built back up. the association says walking is a great exercise. some resistance training is beneficial, but you'll need to start small. before starting any exercise or fitness program, you need to get your doctor to sign off.### across the nation.. cities have hosted online give days... to raise money for local charities and non-profits.. and now, roanoke is getting in on the action. the countdown is on for the first ever "roanoke valley gives" day-- an online event that's expected to bring in hundreds of thousands of dollars for local organizations. w-s-l-s 10's erin brookshier joins us with more on what can we expect..erin?### the countdown is on.. as of this
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five days left until the roanoke valley gives day. it's a 24-hour period where the community is encouraged to give back to local non- profits. regardless of what you want to support.. it seems there is something for everyone... from the american red cross... to angels of assisi... downtown roanoke inc... and friends of the blue ridge parkway-- there are more than one-hundred- twenty local organizations taking part in the big day. this is the first time the roanoke valley has ever held a day of online giving like this.. and organizers are hoping for a big response from the community. similar events across the commonwealth have been extremely successful.. like the online giving day in richmond, that raised more than one and a half million dollars. the goal for roanoke's give big day... to reach 150-thousand dollars in just twenty-four hours. it's very easy, you go to the roanoke valley gives website and pick from a list of organizations and its right in front of you. you can do it in your pajamas when you're getting ready to go to bed or getting ready for work. just take 5 minutes and do it.. it's a very easy way to make a huge
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the minimum donation is ten dollars.. so whether you decide to give a little.. or a lot, it's totally up to you. the day of giving is march sixteenth.. so you still have time to go online, and decide how you want to donate your money. we'll have more from one of the organizers benefiting from this give day coming up in the next half hour. eb, wsls 10. in what's news today... if you're a parent, the salem police department holds a seminar tonight on social media. officers will talk about how the dangers of social media websites and apps.... plus how to monitor your child's online activity... and the best ways to talk to your kids about internet safety. you can join the discussion tonight at 6:30 at the salem public library. # virginia tech and the blacksburg community will come together to talk about issues of interest to both groups. tonight's town gown meeting starts at 6... focusing on the
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virginia tech. it includes plans for a new business school... and a university commons building. # amherst county holds a kick off meeting to talk about developing a strategic plan for the county. the plan will have recommendations allowing the county to grow in light of the closing of the central virginia training center and the changing economy. the plan is expected to look at the current and future needs of people living there, how to increase the tax base and create jobs. three hundred jobs were cut at the cvtc in 2015 with the remaining 900 expected to leave by 2020. the u.s. postal service celebrates black history month today at 1 p.m. at the main office in roanoke. the celebration will honor and highlight the contributions of american americans to u.s. history. there will be several guest speakers as well as a musical tribute. the postal service also has a series of stamps so you can learn about historic people, places and events.### virginia's blue ridge website wins a national award.
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travel and tourism category for website design. it was judged in five different categories ... including design ... content ... feature functionality ... usability and standards compliance. the website was re-launched in april last year. it recorded a record number of 6-hundred - thousand unique visitors last year. # if you think you're being healthier by skipping the soda machine and going to starbucks.. you may want to think again. a new study by the group action on sugar finds that some flavored coffee drinks can contain more sugar than soda. they found some drinks contain up to 25 teaspoons of sugar. that's three times more than what is found in can of soda and more than three times the maximum adult daily intake. starbucks says it has committed to reduce added sugar in its "indulgent drinks" by 25-
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hershey has a new kiss for easter. the chocolate maker is about to roll out carrot cake flavored kisses. the bite-sized pastel orange candies are made with white chocolate, plus vanilla and spices to give it the signature cream cheese tang of traditional carrot cake. carrot cake kisses will be sold exclusively at walmart. a nine ounce bag of the white chocolate, orange-covered candies will cost you a little over $3. # turning back to the forecast... storm team ten meteorologist kristina montuori has more -- kristina?? today: mostly sunny with highs in the middle 40s
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in the middle & upper 20s friday: mostly sunny 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: isolated showers possible with highs in the middle 50s tuesday: passing rain showers with highs in the upper 30s and lower 40s . researchers are looking into if
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today: mostly sunny with highs in the middle 40s tonight: mostly clear with lows in the middle & upper 20s friday: mostly sunny 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: isolated showers possible with
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researchers are looking into if eating breakfast can kick start your metabolism... or if skipping it helps you lose weight. how they say it impacts your daily life. # one veterinarians act of kindness is warming hearts across the country. how he helped this abandoned dog when we look at whats
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now to what's trending now... a look at the biggest social networking, online and technology talkers. it has been called most important meal of the day... but now experts are now questioning whether breakfast is
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are led to believe. researchers in nutrition, metabolism and statistics at the university of bath are studying the effects of eating or skipping breakfast. they found that it does kickstart digestion and fire up our metabolism... it also helps regulate blood sugar levels and can improve exercise performance. according to the study, people who skip breakfast tend to eat fewer calories over the whole day... but they have less energy and may unconsciously
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there's a new brainteaser that's dividing the internet. the problem ask you to determine the numeric value of each image of fruit. the top equation shows three apples, added together to equal 30, meaning each apple equals 10. it then becomes clear that bundles of four bananas equal the number four, while a pair of coconut halves equals the number two. the final question is where
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some believe that if a pair of coconut halves equals two, then a single coconut half must equal one. they also believe that if four bananas equals four, then three bananas must equal three... leaving a final answer of 14. others believe that the images have the same value regardless of illustration changes. a georgia veterinarian is warming hearts for his kind act. the granite hills animal care found this abandoned female pitbull miles from home. she was severly abused and terrified by her new surroundings. the vet initially thought they were going to have to euthanize her... but it turns out a little love and affection put her at ease. one of the doctors climbs into the dogs cage to help her
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he begins eating his own food out of a dog bowl...then he feeds the dog by hand until she eats on her own. now to kristina, with for a look at our forecast. today: mostly sunny with highs in the middle 40s tonight: mostly clear with lows in the middle & upper 20s friday: mostly sunny 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: isolated showers possible with highs in the middle 50s tuesday: passing rain showers with highs in the upper 30s and lower 40s pope francis is wrapping up his trip to mexico.. with a historic cross-border mass. # the emotional plea the pontiff is making to tens of thousands of followers on both sides. and why the visit is generating plenty of disucssion here
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i think we should've taken a left at the river. tarzan know where tarzan go! tarzan does not know where tarzan go. hey, excuse me, do you know where the waterfall is? waterfall? no, me tarzan, king of jungle. why don't you want to just ask somebody? if you're a couple, you fight over directions. it's what you do. if you want to save fifteen percent or more on car insurance, you switch to geico. oh ohhhhh it's what you do. ohhhhhh! do you have to do that right in my ear? welcome aboard my starship. ahoy, mateys! it's full of things i love... like me brave crew... and my fellow space adventures and free of things i don't. like aliens. just like eye patches. and when it's time to refuel, i eat chex cereal. it's full of stuff we pirates need. no artificial flavors, and it's gluten-free. excelsior! eat up, me hearties!
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and i'm patrick mckee. pope francis asks everyone around the world to take time today to recognize the plight of those who risk their lives to flee violence and poverty. the pontiff traveled to mexico's border with the u-s... where he celebrated mass with thousands of worshippers in both countries. nbc's mary ann ahern explains.# nats an emotional day as pope francis traces the steps so many migrants have taken -- coming yards from the u.s. security gates between juarez and el paso, along the rio grande -- offering a prayer for those who did not make the desert crossing. nats sister carolyn kosub/bronzevil le:18-:26 "sometimes they get the feeling they are not in the mainstream but now the mainstream is coming to them. " the crowds cheered as he rode his popemobile thru the streets. the pope met personally with workers to highlight struggles for fair wages and visited a
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inmate cried seeing him. father jack wall/catholic extension society :41-:51 "i think what the pope is asking all to do is to try and step in the shoes and get into the throughout the world not just those coming into the united states." his final mass -- on an open field bowl in el paso. and, as the pope has done throughout mexico -- one last reminder to care for all of those who struggle -- calling them brothers and sisters. stand up close: mary ann ahern/el paso, texas1:061:18 "like so many of pope francis' trips what will be remembered is his outreach to the poor, the forgotten and those with little hope." from el paso mary ann ahern nbc news." a search is underway for a missing woman in henry county. where she was last spotted. the university of texas at austin announces it will allow handguns in classrooms. what this could mean for students in the fall. # other community foundations around the country have been really successful with give days. we
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roanoke community is and we thought now is a good time to do a give day. local nonprofits want you to give back. why they want you to participate in the first "roanoke valley
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nevada rancher cliven bundy and four others were indicted on 16 charges in connection to an armed standoff at his ranch in 2014. a breakdown of all the charges he is facing. if they haven't gone through a life challenge, they will in their life." technology is making a big difference for a little girl battling leukemia. we take you inside the classroom... with a look at how it works. # good morning and thanks for joining us on virginia today here on wsls 10. i'm jenna zibton. and i'm patrick mckee. another sunny day in southwest virginia.
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from our virginia tech skycam. storm team ten meteorologist kristina montuori joins us now.. kristina? today: mostly sunny with highs in the middle 40s tonight: mostly clear with lows in the middle & upper 20s friday: mostly sunny 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: isolated showers possible with highs in the middle 50s tuesday: passing rain showers with highs in the upper 30s and lower 40s let's take a look at our
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tonight: mostly clear with lows in the middle & upper 20s at our timesaver traffic system this morning. as we follow breaking news in wythe county. police say interstate 81 is shut down... after a tractor trailer accident. you can expect major delays. all northbound lanes are closed. one southbound lane is open... and backups are about two miles. virginia state police say the accident does not have serious injuries... but traffic is being detoured. if you're heading northbound.... you'll be diverted off exit 84 onto f-045... then back onto i-81 north at exit 86. the accident happened at 1:45 this morning... no word on how long the interstate will stay closed. time now for your timesaver traffic report. new this morning.. the henry
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says a missing woman has been found. they are looking for this woman, bernice proctor. deputies received a call wednesday about a suspicious car parked on old liberty drive in martinsville. they say the car belongs to proctor. her family says they haven't heard from her and don't know where she is. a family member says she's left home in the past. if you have information, call 911.### a man is behind bars... following a car chase in amherst county. deputies say 53- year-old "lawrence crank" from lynchburg sped away from deputies after trespassing at riveredge park in madison heights tuesday. after an 8-mile chase ... deputies say crank got out of his car ... and ran off. he was arrested a short time after. crank faces several charges... including possession of meth with intent to distribute ... felony eluding ...and trespassing . # a federal grand jury indicts nevada rancher cliven bundy. the felony charges are connected to the standoff with authorities at his nevada ranch in 20-14.
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oregon, where his sons ryan and ammon bundy were involved in the occupation of an oregon wildlife refuge. both sons -- along with two other men were indicted along with the elderly rancher wednesday. the sixteen counts carry prison terms and fines. most serious counts are assault on a federal law enforcement officer, and extortion. cliven bundy could spend the rest of his life in prison if convicted.### the university of texas announces it has approved rules ... allowing concealed handgun license holders to bring their weapons into classrooms. the decision was announced by the university's president following a review of the controversial campus carry law. the senate bill was passed last year. it will go into affect august 1- st. the president says ... while he does not believe handguns belong on campus ... he is obligated to enforce the law. he says the next step is to form a campus carry implementation task force. # a measure to reduce emphasis on standardized testing in schools advances through the
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the legislation requires the state board of education to stress critical thinking over standardized testing. the bill was approved by a house committee on wednesday. it unianimously passed the senate. the bill also directs state leaders to emphasize internships and technical training which is something governor terry mcauliffe has pushed for.### new this morning... classrooms are getting more and more technology. for some folks in central texas, it's able to transport them hundreds of miles away. even though this third grader is 15-hundred miles away from her school, she's still in class, thanks to the kubi cart. it allows her to log on from her laptop in philadelphia... where she's getting treatment for her third relapse with leukemia. zyan is grateful for this little ipad that's making a big difference in her life. jenna thomas, third grade teacher at pond springs elementary ;47 "rather a challenge she has to go through, just like every student in our class has something they have to go through and if they haven't gone through a life challenge, they will in their life." butted zyan ogiste- hayes, learning with the kubi cart 1:02 "if i didn't then i'd be absent and i
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doing and i'd be sad because i would miss my class." she can even move the ipad around... to see the whole class. these robots are part of a statewewewewewewewewewewewewewewewewewewewewewewewewewewewewewewewewewewimprove students educational needs... working to help through innovation. # as of this morning.. we are officially less than 25-days away from the star city's first ever online day of giving... "roanoke valley gives." it's an event similar to others across the country... and here in the commonwealth... now the roanoke valley gets a chance to show how generous our community is. w-s-l-s 10's erin brookshier is live with more on how much money organizers expect to raise.. erin?### this is the first day of it's
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goal for the roanoke valley to reach... 150- thousand dollars in just 24-hours. this is the first time that the roanoke valley has ever taken part in an online day of giving like this. based on other similar events across the state... leaders are expecting it to be very successful. online giving events have raised anywhere from one- hundred- thousand dollars... to more than a million and a half. and for the 120 organizations taking part in "roanoke valley gives", like family service of roanoke valley.. this is money that will have a big impact on their day-to-day operations. ruth cassell, the chief development officer, tells me that money raised online that day will be used to advance their program for children. so get online, do some research and see what really means soemthing to you and what you're passionate about. when you find it 100% of your donation will go to that agency. it gives them money they need. for us, it's child therapy and
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despite having a handful of dedicated therapists and three child therapy rooms.. there are still more than thirty children on a waiting list for play therapy. cassell is hoping that they money they raise will help the program reach even more children. you still have some time to decide how your want to donate your money.. "roanoke valley gives" begins just after midnight on march sixteenth.. and runs for 24- hours straight. i'm eb, wsls 10. a scary situation for a roanoke county firefighter.. who fell through two floors in a burning home. roanoke county firefighters were called to a fire along green hill drive nearly a week ago. firefighter robert mauck fell thru two floors... and was caught in the floorboards. his training kicked in... and he was able to free himself. robert mauck, roanoke county fire fighter: "i could see around and i noticed in the basement, in the area i was, i could not see any fire. i didn't feel any fire coming down on me. i decided the best thing for me to do at that point was to
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to get my own self out." with only bruises to show ... he is lucky to be standing. he's accepted a new position as deputy fire marshall. # some central virginia groups are rallying against the atlantic coast pipeline after new developments. energy companies behind the pipeline came up with a new route, but these groups say it's still not good enough. the new path reduces the impact to national forests by one third, but affects 249 new land owners. the piedmont group of the sierra club met wednesday to talk about the project. it wants to see renewable energy being built instead of gas pipelines. joe lovett, executive director of appalachian mountain advocates: 15:56:38 "we should be making a transition from coal to renewables not from coal to natural gas" a spokesperson from dominion says the company is investing in renewable energy too. but the company says renewable energy alone cannot produce enough energy around the clock to make up for all the coal-fired
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the health and human services secretary will visit flint michigan today... to get a firsthand look at the federal response to the city's water crisis. secretary burwell will talk with local leadership and community members about the next steps to address the ongoing health challenges. called for quick action in flint to remove and replace old pipes in the city. but governor rick snyder announced a plan wednesday to coat the city's pipes with a protective film and conduct an infrastructure study first. # power crews are still working this morning to fully repair the damage after this week's winter storm. right now... schools are starting to get back to normal with just a few delays this morning. one local family says they've slept in a cold house the last two days
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car. altogether they've spent 200 dollars on extra supplies and gas. charles nichols / lost power: "the reason that it's not going to be on till friday is fill in the blank...we were not given any kind of answer. it's very frustrating to say here's the problem, but we're not going to provide you with what the solution is going to be." appalachian power says 650 workers are helping restore power for everyone by friday.### now to kristina, with a look at our forecast. today: mostly sunny with highs in the middle 40s tonight: mostly clear with lows in the middle & upper 20s friday: mostly sunny with highs in the upper 40s & lower 50s saturday: sun & clouds with
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sunday: isolated showers possible with highs in the lower 60s monday: isolated showers possible with highs in the middle 50s tuesday: passing rain showers with highs in the upper 30s and lower 40s . today: mostly sunny with highs in the middle 40s tonight: mostly clear with lows in the middle & upper 20s friday: mostly sunny 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: isolated showers possible with highs in the middle 50s tuesday:
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lower 40s . in the middle 40s in the middle & upper 20s friday: mostly sunny 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 our picture of the day comes from dyana stams. this is her dog monkey enjoying the snow.
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taken around the area. send them to news-at- wsls.com. a major shift in the republican race ... as a new national poll names a new g-o-p frontrunner. how republicans are preparing ahead of the south carolina presidential primary. # plus several state lawmakers make their way to southwest virginia in the day ahead. a look at the events they're scheduled to attend.### this is a live look at blacksburg from our virginia tech skycam. stay with us we'll be back in 3
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in my business i can count on my i.t. guy bailing me out all the time... i'm not the i.t. guy. i'm the desktop support tech supervisor. and my customers knowing right when their packages arrive. introducing real-time delivery notifications.
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there are new developments this morning in the republican race for president. donald trump is losing steam. ted cruz is gaining momentum. and marco rubio has a new ace in the hole in south carolina. tracie potts is following all these developments from washington. # sot: ted cruz/ r presidential candidate :00-:07 "the sound you're hearing is the sound of screams coming from washington, d.c."
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two-point lead over donald trump our latest in nbc wall street journal poll. sot: donald trump/ r presidential candidate :12-:14 "i think somebody at the wall street journal doesn't like me." statistically it's a tie, but trump is down 7 and cruz is up 8 points just two days before south carolina's primary. sot: bill mcinturff/ republican pollster :23-:30 "republican voters are taking one more moment to take a pause and decide whether donald trump is really the person they want to nominate for president or not." now trump is threatening a lawsuit over this cruz ad: nats of cruz campaign ad, "i'm very pro- choice." :34-:36 trump says that's old - he's now is pro-life. "courtesy of cnn" super burned in sot: ted cruz/ r presidential candidate :39-:44 "it is quite literally the most ridiculous theory i've ever heard." flash "please donald - file this lawsuit." "courtesy of cnn" super burned in at that same event marco rubio denounced president obama's trip to cuba. "courtesy of cnn" super burned in sot: marco rubio/ r presidential candidate :49-:51 "he's probably not going to invite me." nats of sc gov nikki haley's endorsement rubio just picked up the endorsement of south carolina's governor, over jeb bush. sot: jeb bush/ r presidential candidate :58- 1:00 "i'm disappointed she didn't endorse me." reporter live tag two more days to more disappointment or - a push foward - for the six republicans left in this race. i'm tracie potts in washington -
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democratic presidential hopeful hillary clinton's campaign launches a television advertising campaign in virginia ahead of the march 1 primary. you'll start to see those ads on television, including here on wsls 10 today. the campaign says the 30- second spots highlight clinton's record on foreign policy, women's rights and other issues. clinton is running against sen. bernie sanders for the democratic nomination. she enjoys a lead in virginia polls and has the support of both the state's u.s. senators and gov. terry mcauliffe.### senator mark warner travels to southwest virginia today as part of a five day tour through virginia. he meets this morning with with community in lynchburg for a round table discussion. this afternoon he joins students at longwood university for a town hall meeting. warner is expected to share his ideas to strengthen and diversify virginia's economy. congressman bob goodlatte hosts a veterans' resource fair today at the armory in staunton. the fair gives veterans a chance to connect with programs
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veterans... active military and their families. # today: mostly sunny with highs in the middle 40s tonight: mostly clear with lows in the middle & upper 20s friday: mostly sunny 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: isolated showers possible with highs in the middle 50s tuesday: passing rain showers with highs in the upper 30s and lower 40s today: mostly sunny with highs in the middle 40s tonight: mostly clear with lows in the middle & upper 20s friday: mostly sunny with
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saturday: sun & clouds with highs in the lower 60s sunday: isolated showers possible with highs in the lower 60s today: mostly sunny with highs in the middle 40s tonight: mostly clear with lows in the middle & upper 20s friday: mostly sunny with highs in the upper 40s & lower 50s five things you need to know are coming up next. lindee good morning. today on daytime.. tim white returns to the daytime stage.. see the performers who will take the stage at this weekend's song of the mountains taping.. natalie plus.. help for those who arean't tech savvy.. how to navigate microsoft's new operating system.. be sure to make time for
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need to know" before you head out the door this morning. happening today - the defense calls witnesses for the first time in a federal trial... stemming from the murder of waynesboro police reserve captain--- kevin quick. prosecutors rested their case... after twelve days of presenting evidence... against six alleged gang members ... four of which are charged with murder.. # a congressman is claiming more deaths are linked to the controversial birth control device--- "essure"--- than originally reported by the f-d-a the datashows a total of more than 3-hundred fetal deaths from essure. the pennsylvania congressman is proposing a bill that would pull it from the market .. to protect other women . some central virginia groups are rallying against the atlantic coast pipeline. energy
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the pipeline came up with a new route, but these groups say it's still not good enough. the new path reduces the impact to national forests, but affects 249 new land owners. today: mostly sunny with highs in the middle 40s tonight: mostly clear with lows 81 in wythe county due to a tractor trailer accident. all northbound lanes are closed. police are also responding to a crash on route 460 west near the blue ridge parkway in botetourt county. expect major delays as all westbound lanes are closed. ahead at 6..... live after a heart attack. make. plus.... new numbers show that more people are visited america's national park sites than ever before. the local
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was named the most visited place in the park system. and... why should enjoy a class of wine in the day ahead. stay with
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the prosecution rests in the case of murdered waynesboro police captain kevin quick. the revealing cell-phone records released in court. # amanda rusmisell, essure patient" it was the worst decision i ever made in my life it caused me to have a hysterectomy." new details about the controversial birth control device essure. why one congressman says more more deaths are linked to the device.### 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. after winter weather across southwest virginia, mostly sunny days are now expected. this is a live look at the star city from our downtown roanoke
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storm team ten meteorologist kristina montuori joins us now.. kristina? today: mostly sunny with highs in the middle 40s tonight: mostly clear with lows in the middle & upper 20s friday: mostly sunny 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: isolated showers possible with highs in the middle 50s tuesday: passing rain showers with highs in the upper 30s and lower 40s let's take a look at our
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traffic system this morning. botetourt county police are at our timesaver traffic system this morning. botetourt county police are responding to an accident on route 460 west near the blue ridge parkway. the crash has all westbound lanes closed. expect major delays in the area. we're also following a tractor trailer accident on interstate 81 in wythe county. this is a live look from a few miles down. all northbound lanes are closed. one southbound lane is open... and backups are about two miles. virginia state police say the accident does not have serious injuries... but traffic is being detoured. no word on how long the interstate will stay closed. no word on how long the
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this morning, the defense calls witnesses for the first time in a federal trial... stemming from the murder of waynesboro police reserve captain--- kevin quick. prosecutors rested their case... after twelve days of presenting evidence... against six alleged gang members ... four of which are charged with murder. wednesday was all about the cell phone evidence the prosecution says first led police to quick's body. the prosecution points to a gang killing... claiming all of the suspects are members of the 99 goon syndicate. the case is set to resume this morning in roanoke. # a grand jury charges a suspect in the so called "mansion murders" in washington d.c. the grand jury investigating the case returned 20-felony indictment against 35-year- old darren wint. wint is charged in the d.c. home invasion that authorities say left savvas and amy savopoulos ... their 10-year-old son and their housekeeper dead. wint was arrested last may and remains in police custody. if convicted he faces a maximum sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole. the criminal investigation is
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face indictments in the case.### new details are emerging about the controversial birth control--- essure. a pennsylvania congressman is claiming more deaths are linked to the birth control device--- "essure"--- than originally reported by the f-d-a new data shows evidence of fetal deaths dating back to 2008... and finds a total of more than 3- hundred fetal deaths from essure. the f-d-a previously reported only five deaths. the findings were released by congressman--- mike fitzpatrick. he recently proposed a bill that would pull it from the market .. to protect other women . fitzpatrick is now confronting the f-d-a... calling for a review of the new data. # in 10 cares heart health, having a heart attack or heart disease is a life changing event. after diagnosis, you have to make immediate changes to your diet and exercise to avoid further problems. fred st. clair first suffered a heart attack at the age of 42. it was a wakeup call that required him to alter his lifestyle. fred st. clair/survivor "i've made a lot of changes to my
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heart doctor and got his blessing on my exercise program that i do." the american heart association says that it's important to start exercising soon after having a heart attack to get your energy level built back up. the association says walking is a great exercise. some resistance training is beneficial, but you'll need to start small. before starting any exercise or fitness program, you need to get your doctor to sign off.### across the nation.. cities have hosted online give days... to raise money for local charities and non-profits.. and now, roanoke is getting in on the action. the countdown is on for the first ever "roanoke valley gives" day-- an online event that's expected to bring in hundreds of thousands of dollars for local organizations. w-s-l-s 10's erin brookshier joins us with more on what can we expect..erin?### the countdown is on.. as of this morning there are just twenty five days left until the roanoke
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it's a 24-hour period where the community is encouraged to give back to local non- profits. regardless of what you want to support.. it seems there is something for everyone... from the american red cross... to angels of assisi... downtown roanoke inc... and friends of the blue ridge parkway-- there are more than one-hundred- twenty local organizations taking part in the big day. this is the first time the roanoke valley has ever held a day of online giving like this.. and organizers are hoping for a big response from the community. similar events across the commonwealth have been extremely successful.. like the online giving day in richmond, that raised more than one and a half million dollars. the goal for roanoke's give big day... to reach 150-thousand dollars in just twenty-four hours. it's very easy, you go to the roanoke valley gives website and pick from a list of organizations and its right in front of you. you can do it in your pajamas when you're getting ready to go to bed or getting ready for work. just take 5 minutes and do it.. it's
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the minimum donation is ten dollars.. so whether you decide to give a little.. or a lot, it's totally up to you. the day of giving is march sixteenth.. so you still have time to go online, and decide how you want to donate your money. we'll have more from one of the organizers benefiting from this give day coming up in the next half hour. eb, wsls 10. in what's news today... if you're a parent, the salem police department holds a seminar tonight on social media. officers will talk about how the dangers of social media websites and apps.... plus how to monitor your child's online activity... and the best ways to talk to your kids about internet safety. you can join the discussion tonight at 6:30 at the salem public library. # virginia tech and the blacksburg community will come together to talk about issues of interest to both groups. tonight's town gown meeting starts at 6... focusing on the proposed northwest precinct at
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it includes plans for a new business school... and a university commons building. # amherst county holds a kick off meeting to talk about developing a strategic plan for the county. the plan will have recommendations allowing the county to grow in light of the closing of the central virginia training center and the changing economy. the plan is expected to look at the current and future needs of people living there, how to increase the tax base and create jobs. three hundred jobs were cut at the cvtc in 2015 with the remaining 900 expected to leave by 2020. the u.s. postal service celebrates black history month today at 1 p.m. at the main office in roanoke. the celebration will honor and highlight the contributions of american americans to u.s. history. there will be several guest speakers as well as a musical tribute. the postal service also has a series of stamps so you can learn about historic people, places and events.### virginia's blue ridge website wins a national award. the website won the outstanding achievement award in the
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it was judged in five different categories ... including design ... content ... feature functionality ... usability and standards compliance. the website was re-launched in april last year. it recorded a record number of 6-hundred - thousand unique visitors last year. # america's national parks are popular vacation destinations. new numbers show more people visited national park sites in 2015 than ever before with a record 307 million visits. 57 of the 59 sites officially classified as national parks set new records for visits last year. the blue ridge parkway was the most visited place in the park system. while the most popular spot was the great smoky mountains. in august, the national park service celebrates its 100th anniversary. ### enjoy a glass of vino after work
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it's national drink wine day. wine consumption has some health benefits -- moderate drinkers have lower risks for liver disease, type two diabetes, heart attack, stroke and some cancers. wine can also reduce "bad" cholesterol -- or l-d-l -- and increase "good" h-d-l cholesterol. turns out the day is also "national crab- stuffed flounder" day, so you can celebrate both at the same meal. # turning back to the forecast... storm team ten meteorologist kristina montuori has more -- kristina?? today: mostly sunny with highs in the middle 40s tonight: mostly clear with lows in the middle & upper 20s friday: mostly sunny with highs in the upper 40s &
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saturday: sun & clouds with highs in the lower 60s sunday: isolated showers possible with highs in the lower 60s monday: isolated showers possible with highs in the middle 50s tuesday: passing rain showers with highs in the upper 30s and lower 40s . today: mostly sunny with highs in the middle 40s tonight: mostly clear with lows in the middle & upper 20s friday: mostly sunny 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: isolated showers possible with highs in the middle 50s tuesday:
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with highs in the upper 30s and lower 40s . today: mostly sunny with highs in the middle 40s tonight: mostly clear with lows in the middle & upper 20s friday: mostly sunny 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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researchers are looking into if eating breakfast can kick start your metabolism... or if skipping it helps you lose weight. how they say it impacts your daily life. # one veterinarians act of kindness is warming hearts across the country. how he helped this abandoned dog when we look at whats
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energy efficiency doesn't pick favorites. it should apply to everyone.
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i'm an energy efficiency coordinator here in virginia. to me, it's all about being able to help our customers learn energy efficiency. this partnership with appalachian power allows us to touch more families in this region that really need it. (woman) when we first moved in, the house wasn't very livable. it had holes in the ceilings. it was very cold. they saved our house. (announcer) we may be a power company, but the true power in our communities comes from our people. now to what's trending now... a look at the biggest social networking, online and technology talkers. it has been called most important meal of the day... but now experts are now questioning whether breakfast is as significant as we are led to believe. researchers in nutrition,
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university of bath are studying the effects of eating or skipping breakfast. they found that it does kickstart digestion and fire up our metabolism... it also helps regulate blood sugar levels and can improve exercise performance. according to the study, people who skip breakfast tend to eat fewer calories over the whole day... but they have less energy and may unconsciously become less active. there's a new brainteaser that's dividing the internet. the problem ask you to determine the numeric value of each image of fruit.
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apples, added together to equal 30, meaning each apple equals 10. it then becomes clear that bundles of four bananas equal the number four, while a pair of coconut halves equals the number two. the final question is where it gets tricky... some believe that if a pair of coconut halves equals two, then equals two, then a single coconut half must equal one. they also believe that if four bananas equals four, then three bananas must equal three... leaving a final answer of 14. others believe that the images have the same value regardless of illustration changes. a georgia veterinarian is
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the granite hills animal care found this abandoned female pitbull miles from home. she was severly abused and terrified by her new surroundings. the vet initially thought they were going to have to euthanize love and affection put her at ease. one of the doctors climbs into the dogs cage to help her adjust to the new surroundings. he begins eating his own food out of a dog bowl...then he feeds the dog by hand until she
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nasa astronaut scott kelly is once again showing just how spectacular the view of earth is from the international space station. earlier this week he shared these incredible photos on twitter under the theme "# colors-of-earth" the pictures show a snow- covered region... green and blue seas... even orange sands and a yellow desert. kelly is coming home next month...after spending 340 days in space. now to kristina, with for a look at our forecast. today: mostly sunny with highs in the middle 40s tonight: mostly clear with lows in the middle & upper 20s friday: mostly sunny 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: isolated showers possible with highs in the middle 50s tuesday: passing rain showers with highs in the upper 30s and lower 40s pope francis is wrapping up his trip to mexico.. with a historic cross-border mass. # the emotional plea the pontiff is making to tens of thousands of followers on both sides. and why the visit is generating plenty of disucssion here in the united states. a live look at the roanoke
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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. pope francis asks everyone around the world to take time today to recognize the plight of those who risk their lives to flee violence and poverty. the pontiff traveled to mexico's border with the u-s... where he celebrated mass with thousands of worshippers in both countries. nbc's mary ann ahern explains.# nats an emotional day as pope francis traces the steps so many migrants have taken -- coming yards from the u.s. security gates between juarez and el paso, along the rio
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not make the desert crossing. nats sister carolyn kosub/bronzevil le:18-:26 "sometimes they get the feeling they are not in the mainstream but now the mainstream is coming to them. " the crowds cheered as he rode his popemobile thru the streets. the pope met personally with workers to highlight struggles for fair wages and visited a notorious juarez prison, even an inmate cried seeing him. father jack wall/catholic extension society :41-:51 "i think what the pope is asking all to do is to try and step in the shoes and get into the throughout the world not just those coming into the united states." his final mass -- on an open field bowl done throughout mexico -- one last reminder to care for all of those who struggle -- calling them brothers and sisters. stand up close: mary ann ahern/el paso, texas1:061:18 "like so many of pope francis' trips what will be remembered is his outreach to the poor, the
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from el paso mary ann ahern nbc news." a search is underway for a missing woman in henry county. where she was last spotted. the university of texas at austin announces it will allow handguns in classrooms. what this could mean for students in the fall. # other community foundations around the country have been really successful with give days. we know how charitable the roanoke community is and we thought now is a good time to do a give day. local nonprofits want you to give back. why they want you to participate
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nevada rancher cliven bundy and four others were indicted on 16 charges in connection to an
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he is facing. if they haven't gone through a life challenge, they will in their life." technology is making a big difference for a little girl battling leukemia. we take you inside the classroom... with a look at how it works. # good morning and thanks for joining us on virginia today here on wsls 10. i'm jenna zibton. and i'm patrick mckee. another sunny day in southwest virginia. this is a live look at tech skycam. storm team ten meteorologist kristina montuori joins us now.. kristina? today: mostly sunny with highs in the middle 40s tonight: mostly clear with lows in the middle & upper 20s friday: mostly sunny with highs in the upper 40s & lower 50s saturday: sun & clouds with
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sunday: isolated showers possible with highs in the lower 60s monday: isolated showers possible with highs in the middle 50s tuesday: passing rain showers with highs in the upper 30s and lower 40s let's take a look at our this morning. botetourt county police are responding to an accident on route 460 west at mile marker 163.... near the blue ridge parkway. the crash has all westbound lanes closed. expect major delays in the area. we're also still following a tractor trailer accident on interstate 81 near mile marker 86 in wythe county.
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backups are about two miles. traffic is being diverted off exit 84... then back onto i-81 at exit 86. this is a live look at i-81 near near mile marker 88... about two miles from the crash. police say there are no serious injuries. no word on when the road will open. time now for your timesaver traffic report. new this morning.. the henry county sheriff's office says a missing woman has been found. bernice proctor is currently being treated at the hospital for hypothermia and dehydration. her vehicle was found parked wednesday on old liberty drive in martinsville. she was located in the woods near her car around 4 this morning. a family member says she has left home in the past. a man is behind bars... following a car chase in amherst county.
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"lawrence crank" from lynchburg sped away from deputies after trespassing at riveredge park in madison heights tuesday. after an 8-mile chase ... deputies say crank got out of his car ... and ran off. he was arrested a short time after. crank faces several charges... including possession of meth with intent to distribute ... felony eluding ...and trespassing . # a federal grand jury indicts nevada rancher cliven bundy. the felony charges are connected to the standoff with authorities at his nevada ranch in 20-14. bundy was arrested in oregon, where his sons ryan and ammon bundy were involved in the occupation of an oregon wildlife refuge. both sons -- along with two other men were indicted along with the elderly rancher wednesday. the sixteen counts carry prison terms and fines. most serious counts are assault on a federal law enforcement officer, and extortion. cliven bundy could spend the rest of his life in prison if convicted.### the university of texas announces it has approved rules ... allowing concealed handgun license
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into classrooms. the decision was announced by the university's president following a review of the controversial campus carry law. the senate bill was passed last year. it will go into affect august 1- st. the president says ... while he belong on campus ... he is obligated to enforce the law. a campus carry implementation task force. # a measure to reduce emphasis on standardized testing in schools advances through the general assembly. the legislation requires the state board of education to stress critical thinking over standardized testing. the bill was approved by a house committee on wednesday. it unianimously passed the senate. the bill also directs state leaders to emphasize internships and technical training which is something governor terry mcauliffe has pushed for.### new this morning... classrooms are getting more and more technology. for some folks in central texas, it's able to transport them hundreds of miles away. even though this third grader is
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school, she's still in class, thanks to the kubi cart. it allows her to log on from her laptop in philadelphia... where she's getting treatment for her third relapse with leukemia. zyan is grateful for this little ipad that's making a big difference in her life. jenna thomas, third grade teacher at pond springs elementary ;47 "rather a challenge she has to go through, just like every student in our class has something they have to go through and if they haven't gone through a life challenge, they will in their life." butted zyan ogiste- hayes, learning with the kubi cart 1:02 "if i didn't then i'd be absent and i wouldn't know what they were doing and i'd be sad because i would miss my class." she can even move the ipad around... to see the whole class. these robots are part of a statewide effort in texas to improve students educational
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as of this morning.. we are officially less than 25-days away from the star city's first ever online day of giving... "roanoke valley gives." it's an event similar to others across the country... and here in the commonwealth... now the roanoke valley gets a chance to show how generous our community is. w-s-l-s 10's erin brookshier is live with more on how much money organizers expect to raise.. erin?### this is the first day of it's kind.. and organizers have set a big goal for the roanoke valley to reach... 150- thousand dollars in just 24-hours. this is the first time that the roanoke valley has ever taken part in an online day of giving like this. based on other similar events across the state... leaders are expecting it to be very successful. online giving events have raised anywhere from one- hundred- thousand dollars... to more than a million and a half.
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taking part in "roanoke valley gives", like family service of that will have a big impact on their day-to-day operations. ruth cassell, the chief development officer, tells me that money raised online that day will be used to advance their program for children. so get online, do some research and see what really means soemthing to you and what you're passionate about. when you find it 100% of your donation will go to that agency. it gives them money they need. for us, it's child therapy and money we cant get from anyplace else. despite having a handful of dedicated therapists and three child therapy rooms.. there are still more than thirty children on a waiting list for play therapy. cassell is hoping that they money they raise will help the program reach even more children. you still have some time to decide how your want to donate your money.. "roanoke valley gives" begins just after midnight on march sixteenth.. and runs for 24-
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a scary situation for a roanoke county firefighter.. who fell through two floors in a burning home. roanoke county firefighters were called to a fire along green hill drive nearly a week ago. firefighter robert mauck fell thru two floors... and was caught in the floorboards. his training kicked in... and he was able to free himself. robert mauck, roanoke county fire fighter: "i could see around and i noticed in the basement, in the area i was, i could not see any fire. i didn't feel any fire coming down on me. i decided the best thing for me to do at that point was to try to get my own self out." with only bruises to show ... he is lucky to be standing. he's accepted a new position as deputy fire marshall. # some central virginia groups are rallying against the atlantic coast pipeline after new developments. energy companies behind the pipeline came up with a new
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the new path reduces the impact to national forests by one third, but affects 249 new land owners. the piedmont group of the sierra club met wednesday to talk about the project. it wants to see renewable energy being built instead of gas pipelines. joe lovett, executive director of appalachian mountain advocates: 15:56:38 "we should be making a transition from coal to renewables not from coal to natural gas" a spokesperson from dominion says the company is investing in renewable energy too. but the company says renewable energy alone cannot produce enough energy around the clock to make up for all the coal-fired power stations closing.### the health and human services secretary will visit flint michigan today... to get a firsthand look at the federal response to the city's water crisis. secretary burwell will talk with local leadership and community members about the next steps to address the ongoing health challenges. flint's mayor has recently called for quick action in flint to remove and replace old pipes in the city. but governor rick snyder announced a plan wednesday to coat the city's pipes with a protective film and conduct an
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power crews are still working this morning to fully repair the damage after this week's winter storm. right now... schools are starting to get back to normal with just a few delays this morning. one local family says they've slept in a cold house the last two days and resorted to warming up in the car. altogether they've spent 200 dollars on extra supplies and gas. appalachian power says 650 workers are helping restore power for everyone by friday.### now to kristina, with a look at our forecast. today: mostly sunny with highs in the middle 40s tonight: mostly clear with lows in the middle & upper 20s friday: mostly sunny with highs in the upper 40s & lower 50s saturday: sun & clouds with
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sunday: isolated showers possible with highs in the lower 60s monday: isolated showers possible with highs in the middle 50s tuesday: passing rain showers with highs in the upper 30s and lower 40s . our picture of the day comes from dyana stams. this is her dog monkey enjoying the snow. email us the pictures you've taken around the area. send them to news-at- wsls.com. today: mostly sunny with highs in the middle 40s tonight: mostly clear with lows
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friday: mostly sunny with highs in the upper 40s & lower 50s saturday: sun & clouds with highs in the lower 60s sunday: isolated showers from dyana stams. this is her dog monkey enjoying the snow. email us the pictures you've taken around the area. send them to news-at- wsls.com.
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race ... as a new national poll names a new g-o-p frontrunner. how republicans are preparing ahead of the south carolina presidential primary. # plus several state lawmakers make their way to southwest virginia in the day ahead. a look at the events they're scheduled to attend.### we leave you with a live look at the star city from our downtown roanoke skycam.
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there are new developments this morning in the republican race for president. donald trump is losing steam. ted cruz is gaining momentum. and marco rubio has a new ace in the hole in south carolina. tracie potts is following all these developments from washington. # sot: ted cruz/ r presidential candidate :00-:07 "the sound you're hearing is the sound of screams coming from washington, d.c." that's ted cruz, announcing his two-point lead over donald trump our latest in nbc wall street journal poll. sot: donald trump/ r presidential candidate :12-:14 "i think somebody at the wall street journal doesn't like me." statistically it's a tie, but trump is down 7 and cruz is up 8 points just two days before south carolina's primary. sot: bill mcinturff/ republican pollster :23-:30 "republican voters are taking one more moment to take a pause and decide whether donald trump is really the
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now trump is threatening a lawsuit over this cruz ad: nats of cruz campaign ad, "i'm very pro- choice." :34-:36 trump says that's old - he's now is pro-life. "courtesy of cnn" super burned in sot: ted cruz/ r presidential candidate :39-:44 "it is quite literally the most ridiculous theory i've ever heard." flash "please donald - file this lawsuit." "courtesy of cnn" super burned in at that same event marco rubio denounced president obama's trip to cuba. "courtesy of cnn" super burned in sot: marco rubio/ r presidential candidate :49-:51 "he's probably not going to invite me." nats of sc gov nikki haley's endorsement rubio just picked up the endorsement of south carolina's governor, over jeb bush. sot: jeb bush/ r presidential candidate :58- 1:00 "i'm disappointed she didn't endorse me." reporter live tag two more days to more disappointment or - a push foward - for the six republicans left in this race. i'm tracie potts in washington - back to you. democratic presidential hopeful hillary clinton's campaign launches a television advertising campaign in virginia ahead of the march 1 primary. you'll start to see those ads on television, including here on wsls 10 today. the campaign says the 30- second spots highlight clinton's record on foreign policy, women's rights and other issues.
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democratic nomination. she enjoys a lead in virginia polls and has the support of both the state's u.s. senators and gov. terry mcauliffe.### senator mark warner travels to southwest virginia today as part of a five day tour through virginia. he meets this morning with with community in lynchburg for a round table discussion. this afternoon he joins students at longwood university for a town hall meeting. warner is expected to share his ideas to strengthen and diversify virginia's economy. congressman bob goodlatte hosts a veterans' resource fair today at the armory in staunton. the fair gives veterans a chance to connect with programs and services available to them. it is free and open to all veterans... active military and their families. # today: mostly sunny with highs in the middle 40s tonight: mostly clear with lows in the middle & upper 20s friday: mostly sunny with highs in the upper 40s &
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saturday: sun & clouds with highs in the lower 60s sunday: isolated showers possible with highs in the lower 60s monday: isolated showers possible with highs in the middle 50s tuesday: passing rain showers with highs in the upper 30s and lower 40s five things you need to know are coming up next. today: mostly sunny with highs in the middle 40s tonight: mostly clear with lows in the middle & upper 20s friday: mostly sunny 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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need to know" before you head out the door this morning. happening today - the defense calls witnesses for the first time in a federal trial... stemming from the murder of waynesboro police reserve captain--- kevin quick. prosecutors rested their case... after twelve days of presenting evidence... against six alleged gang members ... four of which are charged with murder.. wednesday was all about the cell phone evidence the prosecution says first led police to quick's body.# a congressman is claiming more deaths are linked to the controversial birth control device--- "essure"--- than originally reported by the f-d-a the data shows a total of more than 3-hundred fetal deaths from essure. the pennsylvania congressman is proposing a bill that would pull it from the market .. to protect other women . some central virginia groups are rallying against the atlantic coast pipeline. energy companies behind the pipeline came up with a new route, but these groups say it's
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the new path reduces the impact to national forests, but affects 249 new land owners. the piedmont group of the sierra club wants to see renewable energy being built instead of gas pipelines. we're also still following a tractor trailer accident on interstate 81 near mile marker 86 in wythe county. all travel lanes are now closed... backups are about two miles. traffic is being diverted off exit 84 police are also responding to a crash on route 460 west near the blue ridge parkway in botetourt county. all westbound lanes closed...expect major delays there as well. today: mostly sunny with highs in the middle 40s tonight: mostly clear with lows rejoice, the delorean is making
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find out why you might be able to get your hands on one. here's a live look at roanoke county from poor mountain.
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good morning. breaking overnight the white house expected to announce today that president obama will head to cuba next month, the first american president to go there in nearly 90 years. a historic trip being met with praise and criticism. game change? ted cruz just ahead of donald trump in our new national poll.
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the sound of screams coming from washington, d.c. >> this morning why trump says he is not buying those results. slippery slope? the tech world lining up behind apple as a government tries to get the company to hack into the iphone of this san bernardino shooter. the epic battle over principle, privacy and protecting america. and speaking out. why the sister of nicole brown simpson is furious about the new o.j. simpson mini series and one star in particular. today is thursday, february 18, 2016. >> from nbc news this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1 a in rockefeller plaza. >> and good morning. welcome to "today." i'm savannah guthrie. we have willie in for matt this week. a lot of people are talking about the new poll.

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