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more confident after taking the course. donald trump, r presidential candidate - "for a religious leader to question a person's faith is disgraceful. and ... donald trump responds to the pope's recent comments about the presidential hopeful's faith. good evening and thanks for joining us for wsls 10 at 5:30. i'm john carlin. and i'm dawn jefferies. the wildwood commerce park in carroll county is one step closer to welcoming in businesses. the 120 acre plot off interstate 77 just achieved site certification ... which means it's ready for companies to start building. wsls 10's bhayegaue explains how this could be a needed boost for that region. this field has been a labor of hope for seven years. now.. it has officially become site certified.. which means it is ready to be more than an open meadow in the valley. it is ready to be wildwood commerce park. ken mcfayden, blue ridge crossroads eda - "it's a demonstration to companies that we have taken the time and the energy and resources to develop the sight, to build utilities, to do due diligence."
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process is a binder full of environmental.. seismic.. and geological tests that must be completed. the land must also have a certain wastewater and electrical capacity. while this process costs money.. it catches the eyes of potential tenants. ken mcfayden, blue ridge crossroads eda - "that saves companies time in making the decision as to whether the site is ready. it saves them cost, and it reduces risk." the goal is to fill these patches of land with 450 workers.. and 250 million dollars of investment. c.m. mitchell, galax mayor - "the wildwood park allows us to raise the economic level for everyone that lives in the area." this project is a partnership between grayson and carroll counties.. and the city of galax. each will get an equal share of tax revenue. interest has increased four-fold since the land was deemed ready for building.. a welcome sign of a coming harvest. ken mcfayden, blue ridge crossroads eda - "just the promise of delivering greater economic prosperity to our
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manufacturing and distribution companies.. among others.. to cater to the area's current workforce. now.. with a new site certification marketing tool in hand.. that dream could soon be realized. in carroll county bethany teague wsls 10. we're following two major backups on interstate 81. thkbridge county. a live look from the v-dot traffic cam shows a tractor trailer that's flipped over on it's side. this is just north of i-64. state police say ...the road will be shutdown for several hours. drivers are being detoured onto route 11 at exit 191. meanwhile .. drivers in wythe county .. also facing slow- drivers in wythe county .. also facing slow- downs on i-81 due to a tractor trailer crash .. this time, at mile marker 86. take a look athtdvieo our crews shot of t ctden earlier today.
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the north left lane and shoulder are closed. the crash shut down i-81 around four this morning. the martinsville police department is trying to help businesses be better prepared to handle workplace violence. nearly 20 people showed up this morning for the department's "run hide fight" presentation. they learned how to de- escalate potentially violent situations before they become violent. they also learned how to react in the event of an active shooter. policeyem ost important thing they try to emphasize is having a plan. cpt. tim fincher/martins ville police department - "they start thinking not 'if something should happen', but 'if something should occur then i already know what to do'"carole hussey/attende d seminar - "i feel more confident in responding to an internal and an external threat. it brought up things that i haven't even thought of previously." the police department provides officers to go to a business to help design a specific plan. switching gears now to your
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another sunny day with temperatures in the 40's .. storm team ten chief meteorologist jeff haniewich joins us now. jeff ... sunshine was out in full- force on thursday, warming us up into the 40s. high pressure will be in control of our weather for one more day, allowing for us to be quiet and tranquil for one more day. tonight: fair skies and cold with lows in the middle 20s. friday: mostly sunny with highs in the middle 40s. saturday will be partly sunny more sun east, more clouds west with highs in the lower 60s. i can't rule out the chance for a few late-day showers on saturday, but there will be a better chance for spotty showers on sunday. we turn mostly cloudy on sunday with highs in the low-to-mid 60s. monday will be continued mainly cloudy with scattered showers. it will not be as warm with highs in the middle 50s. temperatures will fall to near 40 on tuesday, so another surge of cold air will come back into play soon. tuesday
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google is now involved in a legal battle between apple and the government over digital privacy and national security. apple is challenging a federal ruling ordering the company to help the f-b-i break into a locked i- phone used by one the shooters in the san bernardino terrorist attacks. apple refuses and is now getting support from one its rivals ... google. both companies say creating new software to get into the phone would set a dangerous precedent. akes to twitter to announce he'll be traveling to cuba. the trip is set to take place march first and will be a historical one. obama will be the first sitting president to visit cuba in 88 years ... and he's hoping to open a diplomatic door in the process. ben rhodes / white house deputy national security advisor - "our objective here is to do as much as we can with the time we have remaining to make this a irreversal policy and frankly, i think the indicators to date are that the american people support that.
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cuba agreed to restore regular air service for the first time in nearly half a century. while there are several loopholes ... general tourism to cuba is still banned under u-s law. donald trump responds after pope francis suggests he's not a christian. yesterday ... pope francis answered a reporter's question about trump by saying "a person who thinks only about building walls, wherever they may be, and not building bridges, is not christian." during a rally in south carolina y...to tdarump said pope francis would wish fhm bo e president "if and when" isis attacks the vatican. donald trump, r presidential candidate - "if and when the vatican is attacked by isis, which as everyone knows is isis's ultimate trophy, i can promise you that the pope would have only wished and prayed that donald trump would have been president because, it's true, it's true
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trump also criticized the pontiff for questioning a person's faith. we're now only weeks away from super tuesday ... today ... we spoke to senator mark warner about the presidential race, and who he thinks the likely contenders will be. he says he is supporting democratic front-runner hillary clinton and believes she will gain voters support in virginia against democratic candidate bernie saunders in the primary. when it comes to donald trump ... warner says although many doubted his legitimacy in the campaign early on ... he has as good of a shot as any in taking the nomination, especially since many republicans have been so split between other candidates. mark warner: "the more kind of moderate, pro-business kind of republicans have not been able to rally yet behind a single candidate, they may wake up in mid march and see that mr. trump is the nominee. in a new poll m o--cb news
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front runner donald trump has fallen behind ted cruz in the national gop race ... followed by marco rubio, john kasich, ben carson and jeb bush. students at gretna elementary now have a new way to learn about science ... technology ... engineering and math. the school received a 17- thousand dollar grant through the danville- pittsylvania chamber to purchase legos for the students. kindergarten students will use them to help understand shapes ... color patterns and basic math. first through fifth grade students will use the legos to build robots and other simple machines. paula faison/third grade teacher - "our county purchased the new stem academy and that's for older students to go visit. but, i wanted to expand that to our younger students so that they could have access to that curriculum." the legos are part of the "we do stem" program the lego company offers and are specifically designed to help students learn about stem subjects. a store known for taking old
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coming to downtown roanoke. what makes shabby love has to offer. but first ... here's a look at how some stocks of local interest
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sunshine was out in full- force on thursday, warming us up into the 40s. high pressure will be in control of our weather for one more day, allowing for us to be quiet and tranquil for one more day. tonight: fair skies and cold with lows in the middle 20s. friday: mostly sunny with highs in the middle 40s. saturday will be partly sunny more sun east, more clouds west with highs in the lower 60s. i can't rule out the chance for a few late-day showers on saturday, but there will be a
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showers on sunday. we turn mostly cloudy on sunday with highs in the low-to-mid 60s. monday will be continued mainly cloudy with scattered showers. it will not be as warm with highs in the middle 50s. temperatures will fall to near 40 on tuesday, so another surge of cold air will come back into play soon. tuesday will be cloudy with passing showers, but the rain could changeover to a mix at some point on tuesday. beyond tuesday, things starts to get complicated. we will be eyeing another low pressure system coming from the southwest. and there are indications that the wedge could be in play for a little while as well on
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will the low take a more inland track, thus bringing in warmer air with it, keeping the main precipitation type rain or will be the low become more coastal, allowing for colder air to sneak in with it, thus bringing us more snow? or will it go in between giving us a mix? that's what we have to watch for over the next several days. any leftover precipitation will be gone by thursday afternoon. but it does look like highs on wednesday and thursday will be in the 30s. now to a look at what's coming up tonight at 6. now to a look at what's coming
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now to a look at what's coming up tonight at 6. what's coming up tonight at 6. an inside look at the equipment state police used for the very first time during the nicole lovell case. how it helped police investigate what they believe is a crime scene. it's a story you'll only see on wsls
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a new store filled with upcycled items will be opening up
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shabby love will be moving into 306 market street. the shabby love crew finds items along the east coast and turns them into unique pieces. the owner chose to open up their third store in roanoke because of the star city's appeal. hanna kappes/founder, shabby love - "we try to pick downtown locations .. our orange store is downtown and we have a store in harrisonburg that's downtown and the old buildings go with what we do cause we collect antiques and vintage items." the store will officially open at 10-am on saturday. toyota recalls more than a million vehicles due to seat belt problems. the recall includes rav-4's from 2005 though 20-14. toyota says seat belts in both second-row window seats can hit a metal seat cushion frame in a crash. if that happens ... the belts could be cut. the company will add plastic covers to the seat cushion frame for a free repair. from meeting dinosaurs to taking
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the weekend is almost here and if you're still looking for something to do ... we have some ideas for you. wsls 10's patrick mckee gives us a look at what's going on round town. the smith mountain lake ymca hosts the battle of the paddle pickleball tournament. practice takes place on friday with the tournament on saturday. registration is required.
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cultural foundation holds its second annual soul food sampling in celebration of black history month. admission includes a food sampling, presentation on the history of soul food and a souvenir cookbook. the cost is $20 per person with samplings take place at noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. on saturday. botetourt county holds the first ever disc golf ice bowl saturday at the greenfield disc golf course. it's a day of disc golf no matter what the weather looks like. the entry fee is $20. registration starts at 8 a.m. and closes at 10 a.m. there will be raffles and prizes given away. proceeds from the event go to area charities. dinosaurs invade the berglund special events center this weekend at jurassic quest. more than fifty life-sized animated dinosaurs will be there to bring fun for all ages. tickets start at $19. the event is friday from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m., saturday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and sunday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. head to the salem civic center this weekend for the vhsl wresting championships. athletes from
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will compete. the meets are friday at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. and saturday at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. you can get in for $10 per session or buy an all-session pass for $25. with a look at what's happening round town, i'm patrick mckee wsls 10. how much emphasis high schools in virginia can put on s-o-l tests ... could change. how a bill that's making its way through the general assembly could change your child's
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an abingdon man will spend the next year-and-a- half in federal prison for not paying taxes. according to u-s attorney john fishwick ... thomas watson ... the former owner of wat-co ... previously pled guilty to one count of failing to collect and pay taxes. the 58-year-old didn't pay payroll taxes for his employees between 20-10 and the first quarter
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watson has also been ordered to pay over 110- thousand dollars in restitution. a bill to lower the emphasis high schools throughout the commonwealth put on standardized testing is advancing through the general assembly. the legislation requires the state board of education to prioritize critical thinking over standardized testing.. like the s-o-l's. a house committee approved the bill 19-to-three on wednesday. the measure also encourages the emphasis of internships and technical training. new numbers show more people visited national park sites last year -- than ever before -- with a record 307-million visits. 57 of the 59 sites officially classified as national parks set new records for visits in 20-15. 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 100-th anniversary.
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your 90 minutes of news continues right now. sunshine was out in full- force on thursday, warming us up into the 40s. high pressure will be in control of our weather for one more day, allowing for us to be quiet and tranquil for one more day. tonight: fair skies and cold with lows in the middle 20s. friday: mostly sunny with highs in the middle 40s. saturday will be partly sunny more sun east, more clouds west with highs in the lower special agent - "10, 15 years from now we could pull that data back up and recreate the was." now at 6 ... a story you can only see on wsls 10.
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firsthand look at the equipment investigators used for the first time during the nicole lovell case. plus ... a piece of african american history is slowly disappearing. the story and importance of rosenwald schools. good evening and thanks for joining us for wsls 10 at 6. we're getting an exclusive look tonight at equipment state police used during the investigation into the death of nicole lovell. an updated scanner ... used for the first time in this investigation ... helped police create a 3-d model of what in montgomery county. wsls 10's rob manch has the story you'll see only on w-s-l-s 10. nats scanner thursday, police were training with the new leica p- 40 scanner in roanoke county. 22:39:56 "the equipment measures a million points a second." just two weeks ago, police used that capability in a remote area of the jefferson national forest.
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that area of woods, where police say nicole lovell met her death, will live forever. kevin zirkle, vsp special agent: 22:47:11 "10, 15 years from now we could pull that data back up and recreate the crime scene exactly the way it was." more nats if you have 'em the machine creates a "point cloud" that is paired with the hundreds of pictures it takes to create this: a 3-d model of a crime scene. 42-47 22:40:28 "enables the user to create measurements from the virtual crime scene itself without necessarily having to do them or to basically check the ones that were done manually at the scene." the scanner costs 200 thousand dollars. it's an upgrade over the c-10 scanner the department had been using for the past 3 years and it works more than twice as fast as the older model. in addition to preserving data from the scene, police say it can also help them better understand how the crime was committed. 22:44:39 "you could say a perpetrator is 6 foot 1 tall, or a witness for that matter is 6 foot 1 tall, and you can create a view from where that person was located and what they would have seen at the

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