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city from our downtown roanoke skycam. storm team ten meteorologist kristina montuori joins us now.. kristina? 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: scattered showers possible with highs in the middle 50s tuesday: passing rain showers light snow & ice possible with highs in the upper 30s and lower 40s wednesday: passing rain showers light snow & ice possible with highs in the upper 30s and lower 40s sunny with highs in the upper 40s & lower 50s saturday: sun & clouds with highs in the lower 60s sunday: isolated showers
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monday: scattered showers possible with highs in the middle 50s tuesday: passing rain showers light snow & ice possible with highs in the upper 30s and lower 40s wednesday: passing rain time now for your timesaver traffic report. a former bedford police officer indicted on child porn charges... returns to court today for an attorney advisement hearing. brian mcalexander is facing six felonies... and is currently being held without bond. wsls 10 obtained indictments in the case. the documents say mcalexander is being investigated for six videos ... some of those involve children as young as nine years old. # . the accused ring leader of the gang said to be at the center of kevin quick's murder is once again on the witness stand
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defense attorneys started calling witnesses for the first time thursday. testimony centered around alleged gang ring-leader halisi uhuru. 4 suspects are charged in connection with quick's death, however the alleged gang leader and another suspect are not charged in the murder ... but are accused of being part of a racketeering conspiracy. the leader claims he had no idea about the murder. quick was reported missing in february of 2014. his body was found a week later in goochland county.### a sixteen-year- old boy is in critical condition... after a helicopter crashed in the waters of pearl harbor, hawaii. it was a scary scene for tourists near the u-s-s arizona memorial. nocg""when we first saw it i actually turned and said, do those land on water, cause it looka likw its coming ..and within a second someone yelled get down and we just ran and tried to take cover." good samaritans jumped in the water to rescue the five people on board. no word yet on what caused thursday's crash landing. the
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owned by genesis aviation-- a company that gives helicopter tours of oahu. the federal aviation administration is investigating. # a dog is safe and warm this morning after falling into the cold water of lake thoreau. the 75 pound dog, angel, fell through the thin ice. when faixfax county rescuers arrived, they found the dog struggling. so, fire crews put on their ice suits and went in after angel who was barking and crying. within ten minutes, rescuers reached the dog and pulled her back to safety. a vet examined the dog and said she was cold, but not hurt.### new this morning... chances are your bottles of sunscreen have been packed away for the winter -- hidden among the beach towels and swim goggles. dermatologists say sunscreen is vitally important -- even during the cloudy, cold days of winter. sot: alyson lowe - medical esthetician - :12 - :20 "it is a common misconception that you don't get as much sun exposure in the winter than in the summer, but that's really not true." experts say the sun's u-v-b rays are less intense... but
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not take a winter holiday... remaining strong year-round... outside as much during the months. the way to help protect against those damaging effects... is to use a broad- spectrum sunscreen... 365 days a year. some brands of make-up include an s-p-f... but dermatologists enough make-up for full sun protection. # new this morning the virginia department of health says there are now three cases of the zika virus in the commonwealth. the centers for disease control and prevention confirmed that all of those infected have traveled to countries where the virus is known to spread. currently no local mosquito- borne zika cases have been reported in u.s. states, but several cases have been reported in u.s. territories, virgin islands. the virus is spreading rapidly through latin america and is suspected of causing a devastating birth defect.### today students at cave spring high school are giving back to the
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classmates. there's a blood drive for students and faculty to honor kendall bayne and hannah bryant.. two former students who lost their battles to cancer in recent months. w-s-l-s 10's erin brookshier joins us live. this is something that's gotten a big reaction from students.### when the blood drive was first announced... the parent-teacher- student- organization had a goal of getting sixty students to sign up-- as of this morning more than one- hundred students are scheduled to donate blood today. leah kinder, the president of the p-t-s-o says the idea for a blood drive came to her shortly after kendall bayne's memorial service. kendall passed away in october.. after fighting a rare form of cancer for nearly five years. her fellow classmates.. students from other schools and the entire community rallied around kendall during her treatments.. raising money to help with medical bills. and that fighting spirit continues this morning.. as the students at her high school will donate blood to help other people in similar situations. its very important to cancer
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blood. most people think when they're donating their blood is going to go to a car accident or gunshot victim. cancer patients are one of the number one recipients of blood products. bump to: sot it was unanimous, timing wasn't right to do it until after the first of the year and then we lost another student, hannah, so we decided that right now is probably the best time to do it. hannah bryant.. a 20-15 graduate of cave spring high school, passed away earlier this year after her battle with cancer. bryant was enrolled as a passed away in january. today's blood drive is for students and faculty only... another blood drive, open to the entire community in their honor-- is being planned for may. coming up in our next half hour-- event means to the bayne family.. and we talk to kendall's brother. eb, wsls 10. in what's news today... a third community walk is tonight in danville.
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the community together... to bring an end to violence in the city. tonight's walk takes place at danville regional medical center at 6. next friday's walk is scheduled at averett university. in march... the hospital and danville police will partner for a series of safety and crime prevention programs. # governors from across the country attend the annual national governors association winter meeting starting today. it gives state leaders the chance to talk about issues facing states and the country... as well as look at solutions across the country. virginia governor terry mcauliffe is vice chair of the association. # virginia tech hosts the uplifting black men conference today. the event looks to find ways to support and enhance the experiences of black men in higher education. guest speakers and panel discussions will talk about individual journeys through higher education, diversity issues and leadership. the lynchburg humane society holds a food truck bow wow event today. from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., several food trucks will
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at the center for pets. tables will visit with the animals after eating lunch. they hope that new visitors coming into the center for this event will increase adoptions. aston martin is raising a pretty penny for charity... by auctioning off a piece of movie history james bond's vehicle in the new martin d-b-ten super- car sold thursday for three and a half million dollars. but the super fan can't actually drive the car. it doesn't have proper certifications since it was built for the movie. nine other pieces of memorabilia from "spectre" were also sold, including a watch and dinner suit
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no more overhead bins. airbus has filed a patent for an under-seat storage compartment. instead of overhead bins, airline passengers would store carry-ons under their seat. while the design would end the passenger fight for overhead bin storage, it would force passengers to leave their seat each time they wanted to access or put away personal items like laptops, purses and backpacks. airbus' current patent would also further restrict already limited leg room. the company says along with airplanes, the storage units could be used on trains or buses.### turning back to the forecast... storm team ten meteorologist kristina montuori has more --
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in the upper 40s & lower 50s saturday: sun & clouds with isolated showers 60s monday: scattered showers possible with highs in the middle 50s tuesday: passing rain showers light snow & ice possible with highs in the upper 30s and lower 40s wednesday: passing rain showers light snow & ice
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upper 30s and lower 40s . 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: scattered showers possible with highs in the middle 50s tuesday: passing rain showers light snow & ice possible with highs in the upper 30s and lower 40s
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light snow & ice possible with highs in the is opening its doors to all americans. especially if the election lands donald trump in the nation's highest seat. a look at the offer. # hasbro has released a new edition of monopoly without any bank notes. why the new version is upsetting some parents - when we look at whats trending
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now to what's trending now... a look at the biggest social networking, online and technology talkers. you can say good-bye to the banker in the new monopoly game. hasbro has showed off a new version called "monopoly ultimate banking game." just like the real world, the new version comes with a stack of debit cards instead of paper money... therefore eliminating the banker position. instead, players scan special
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cards on a handheld banking unit. adults are not thrilled with the changes... adding that the game teaches money management skills to children. love can be tough, even when you're young enough to require a car seat. "he's sweet and romantic but i
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boyfriend butted i don't wanna break his heart, he looks so happy" 5-year-old "quinn" is having some boy trouble. in the viral video she gazes out the window as she discusses her current relationship with her mother. quinn did indeed "break up" with the boy and claimed that she told him, "i should have done this a long, long time ago." a canadian island is offering americans asylum should republican front-runner donald
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a tongue in cheek website called "cape breton if donald trump wins" started initially as a joke... but it now has several serious inquiries. it promotes the values of diversity and tolerance, canada's public health-care system, the social safety net, along with cape breton's scenery, friendliness and affordable housing. for a short time every february, photographers from around the world descend on yosemite valley in hopes of snapping a picture of the national park's "firefall" phenomenon. the rare sight is the result of the setting sun shining on horsetail fall in such a way that the waterfall appears to be on
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according to yosemite's website, the effects of "the firefall" depends on conditions for the year, cloud cover and the amount of water flow in the waterfall. now to kristina, with for a look at our forecast. 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: scattered showers possible with highs in the middle 50s tuesday: passing rain showers light snow & ice possible with highs in the upper 30s and lower 40s
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showers light snow & ice possible with highs in the the field for the daytona 5oo is now set.... a breakdown of last night's action. a new c-d-c study finds a third of americans face health risks because they're not getting enough sleep. how the state you live in also matters... coming up in the next
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i'm patrick mckee. and i'm jenna zibton. the high school basketball post season reaches the conference semi final round. wsls 10's john appicello has a look at the action.# 10....it's
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and i'm jenna zibton. the high school basketball post season reaches the conference semi final round. wsls 10's john appicello has a look at the action.# good morning..everybo dy conference tournament hoops action is heating up. and last night...semifinal action.. we'll check in with the boys 4a---conference 24. the four seed salem..at the top seed...william byrd. terriers...a well oiled machine.. watch the tic...tac....ryan dippel ...with machine likeecision...e spartans yo hangound.. it's trev ltoannon davis...who creates somea and hits the 3. b rd...kept coming..dylan avely for 3 more.. byrd vances...55-38 the final. rls conference 24 m...william fleming hosting laski co. ach champ hubbd's troopsnning wt stretch it's cienna bryanstop pop 3 om e corner. ter...off the miss it's jrllory bates...up and in for o r.laski getshis taylorckerson.... but tonight....the colonels cruise into the conference 24 final....85-35 the final tonight. for all intensive purposes...the nascar season is underway. last night...the can-am duels...set the rest of the field..for the
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racing..underway from daytona. and chase elliott and dale jr...leading them to green in the first of 2..can-am duels.. early trouble...cole whitt in the 98..getting reminded how difficult daytona can bem... six to go...when sprint unlimited winner denny hamlin...is outdueled..by dale jr.. the 88 with the move to the front... later...jr holds of last year's 500 winner joey logano...for the victory...in duel number one. to duel number 2. and joe gibbs racing..with a trio of trouble up front.. kyle busch, matt kenseth and carl edwards running nose to tail up front.. final lap.the 1 jamie mcmurray blocks the 48 of jimmie johnson.. johnson gets loose and is bouncing off kurt busch..and into the path of kenseth..and aj allmendinger and martin truex jr.. and a mele occurs. kyle busch...led 36 of 60 laps..for the duel win..
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new developments in the trial of one of the baltimore police officers charged in the death of freddie gray. # and.. helping to reveal a water crisis hundreds of miles away.. the next step virginia tech researchers are taking to improve tap water in flint, michigan. leah kinder:" the kids are very excited about it, they're excited to sign up, and excited about the opportunity to give back." a roanoke county school is honoring two students who recently passed away..
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i've been blind since birth. i go through periods where it's hard to sleep at night, and stay awake during the day. learn about non-24 by calling 844-844-2424. or visit my24info.com. a local military school cancels classes... amid an investigation into a possible threat from isis. the precautions... and what the school's president is saying. # "10, 15 years from now we could pull that data back up and
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the way it was." new equipment improves how state police investigate. an exclusive look into 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. spring like temperatures are expected this weekend. this is a live look at blacksburg from our virginia tech skycam. storm team ten meteorologist kristina montuori joins us now.. kristina? 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: scattered showers possible with highs in the middle 50s
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light snow & ice possible with highs in the upper 30s and lower 40s wednesday: passing rain showers light snow & ice possible with highs in the upper 30s and lower 40s time now for your timesaver traffic report. hargrave military academy in chatham will be closed today due to a potential threat by isis on social media. law enforcement continues to investigate. the school says the threat was received tuesday through a direct message to one of its social media sites and it may have a connection to isis. the school will not say which social media site or give any
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it's taking this threat very seriously and closing the school is the right thing to do. brig. gen. ret. don broome/hargrav e president - "we contacted local law enforcement and they opened an active investigation which is still continuing...the number one concern we have is the safety of our cadets and our faculty and staff. so, we treat this very, very seriously." the school has also declared this weekend an open weekend for cadets, meaning cadets will be allowed to leave campus.### extra security is expected at northside high school again today. this comes after police found no validity of a potential threat on thursday. roanoke county police say-- an anonymous phone call was received at the high school on wednesday afternoon. concerns over the threat spread to social media. two police cars patrolled the entrance yesterday.... and parents were notified shortly after. eric inmon, parent: "it was a hoax. but, at that time we didn't know. i would rather have a missed day and make up
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the superintendent excused all absences for the day. a school spokesperson says ... the district handles every incident on a case by case basis... and their first concern is the safety of it's students. a community meeting is monday night inside the high school cafeteria to discuss recent events. # nearly two dozen students were sent to the hospital after a 3-vehicle accident involving two school buses in dinwiddie county. according to state police the accident happened just before 3 thursday afternoon. troopers say a county school bus stopped in response to a pick-up truck hitting its brakes ... when another bus hit it from behind. the impact then pushed the first bus into the pick-up truck. the driver of the second bus was charged with following to closely.### one person is dead after a crash in pittsylvania county. state police say it happened wednesday afternoon... on route 6-40. according to state police ... 74- year-old homer wolfe ran off the side of the road ... over- corrected ... and hit a tree. troopers say he was not wearing a seatbelt and died at the
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sides involved in a federal defamation lawsuit over a retracted rolling stone magazine article want to delay the trial. a joint motion was filed in federal court in charlottesville asking for the two-week trial to start october 11. it was originally scheduled for july. university of virginia associate dean nicole eramo is suing rolling stone, its publisher and the author of an article depicting a rape culture at the university of virginia. ### maryland's highest court delays the trial of a baltimore police officer... charged in the death of freddie gray. the state's court of appeals ruled it would take up the issue of whether william porter ... who's trial ended in a mistrial ... could be forced to testify against the other officers while waiting his second trial. the order stalls the trial for officer edward nero... his trial was scheduled to begin with jury selection monday. the court will hear arguments starting march 3-rd. # virginia lawmakers are considering whether to keep the names of police officers
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the bill exempts the names and training records of law enforcement from freedom of information act requests. supporters say the information puts officers in danger during a time of growing contempt toward law enforcement. those critical of the bill say names are an important tool in watching whether police departments are hiring problem officers with taxpayer money.### in a wsls 10 exclusive... virginia state police have a new tool that allows them to gather and store data from a crime scene in minutes. state police in the salem division used the leica p-40 laser scanner for the first time two weeks ago... in the jefferson national forest... where they believe nicole lovell was murdered. when police et the data loaded into the computer, it provides a 3-d image of a crime scene ... so police who have never been there can review the evidence as it existed the day it was discovered. kevin zirkle, vsp special agent: 22:47:11 "the data is never going to change and it's always available, so 10, 15 years from now we could pull that data back
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crime scene exactly the way it was." the scanners each cost 2- hundred thousand dollars. there are now seven scanners throughout the commonwealth... one for every state police division.# after losing two of their own classmates to cancer over the past several months.. students at cave spring high school are giving back in their honor. a blood drive for students and faculty is today.. honoring kendall bayne and hannah bryant. w-s-l-s 10's erin brookshier joins us live with more on the event-- erin tell us more about the plans for today.### the blood drive is just a few hours away.. and it's an event that has gotten a big reaction from students over the past week. today's drive is only for cave spring students and staff-- as a way for them to remember their classmates.. and heal. it comes just a few weeks after 20--15 graduate, hannah bryant, lost her battle with cancer back in january. students are also donating in honor of kendall bayne.. who passed away in october after fighting a rare form of cancer for nearly five years. as she went through
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classmates.. students from other schools.. and the entire community rallied around kendall-- raising money to help with medical bills. the goal was to have 60 students donate.. and already 102 have signed up. her brother connor, says his family appreciates the help and is grateful for the continued support. kendall had several blood transfusions and she was always just so thankful that people were willing to donate their blood to help her and to help save people's lives bump to: sot this is a great way for students to give back, an honor drive for kendall and hannah because both students had to have a lot of blood products. so this raises awareness for cancer patients and why it's so important to donate blood. as i mentioned.. this drive is only for cave spring high school students-- but another public blood drive in their honor is in the works for mid-may. a non-profit in honor of kendall.. called "living a kendall life".. is hosting a 5-k in her honor in may. we've got more information on
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will support on our website, wsls-dot-com. eb, wsls 10. a new study from the centers for disease control finds a third of amiercans face health risks from a lack of sleep. the study shows that people in some states and regions fare better than others. 36% of people in virginia aren't getting enough rest. that's better than hawaiians who get the least, but worse than south dakota, the most rested state in the nation. sleep experts recommend adults sleep at least 7 hours a night. anthing less than that has been linked to health problems like diabetes, obesity and heart disease.### exercise and getting the right amount of sleep can help prevent a stroke. the study of more than 2- hundred - thousand adults showed those who logged seven to eight hours of shut-eye a night -- had a 25-percent reduced risk of stroke. average sleepers reduced their risk even further ... if they exercised three to six times a week.. #
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researchers continue their efforts to help people in flint, michigan get safe drinking water. students and staff known as the flint water team are assembling 300 additional water testing kits. those will be used next week to re-test the same 271 homes team members tested in august. last month a virginia tech team tested water samples after people complained about poor quality. they found lead levels that were 13-hundred times the legal amount. community members are now calling for the prosecution and resignation of michigan governor rick snyder. they say he committed a criminal act by intentionally poisoning the city's water supply. you've got to figure out how to get clean water to the people of the city of flint and we've also got to make sure that there is a real political accountability michigan's government will also pay 30 million dollars to flint residents to help them pay their water bills.###
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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 possible with highs in the lower 60s monday: scattered showers possible with highs in the middle 50s tuesday: passing rain showers light snow & ice possible with highs in the upper 30s and lower 40s wednesday: passing rain showers light snow & ice possible with highs in the upper 30s and lower 40s . 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: scattered showers possible with highs in the middle 50s tuesday: passing rain showers light snow
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highs in the upper 30s and lower 40s wednesday: passing rain showers light snow & ice possible with highs in the upper 30s and lower 40s . 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: scattered showers possible with highs in the middle 50s tuesday: passing rain showers light snow & ice possible with highs in the upper 30s and lower 40s wednesday: passing rain showers light snow & ice possible with highs in the upper 30s and lower 40s . friday: mostly sunny with highs our picture of the day comes
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taken around the area. send them to news-at- wsls.com. remember to include your name and a short description to go along with the photo. we'll pick our favorite every morning... to show on-air and post on our facebook page. donald trump responds to the pope's recent comments about the presidential hopeful's faith. what one local trump supporter is saying about the controversy. # plus... the heated debate continues for the replacement of the late supreme court justice .. antonin scalia. what a local political expert has to say about filling the seat. this is a live look at blacksburg from our virginia tech skycam.
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we're now just 24 hours from democrats facing off in nevada... and reublicans in south carolina. south carolina congressman james clyburn is expected to endorse hillary clinton today. it could be a huge boost for her with african-
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are essentially tied, both going after nevada's large latino electorate. sot: bernie sanders/ d presidential candidate :14-:20 "my immigration policy is to unite families, not to divide families." butted sot: hillary clinton/ d presidential candidate :21-:27 "i was the first person to call out donald trump. i said, "basta!" enough of this prejudice and paranoia." at a candidate forum donald trump - with a smaller but still firm lead in south carolina - blasted president george w. bush on iraq... while ted cruz and marco rubio are courting conservative voters. clinton and trump are still leading nationally in the polls, but clinton's lead has been cut in half in just the last month. ### donald trump is waging a holy war against the holy father -- after the pope suggested trump is not a christian. pope francis blasted trump's much repeated campaign promise to build a wall along the u-s mexico border. the popular pontiff says christians would also think to build bridges not just walls trump is firing back at the pope --
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new this morning... liberty university president and trump supporter jerry falwell junior is responding to the comments about trump's faith. falwell endorsed trump for president last month, but he says its for more than religion. jerry falwell jr.- president of liberty university: "i do believe that trump is a christian, but that's not why i endorsed him. i endorsed him because believe he'll be the best president of the united states." falwell says he also based his choice on who would lead the country away from debt... and restore economic reliability.# the body of justice antonin scalia will lie in repose today in the supreme court's great hall, giving the public a chance to pay their respects. this as the debate over who replaces him continues. some argue the president has the power to decide while others say the senate should make the decision. political expert doctor ed lynch says in short, the legislative and executive branch have to agree on someone, but slows the process. because, lynch says -- both branches are looking for what they want.
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pleases, the senate doesn't get to name anyone they please, they have to come to some sort of an agreement and in the current political situation it seems that agreement is going to be very difficult," because of president obama's short time left in office, lynch says senate republicans can argue that this is a 30 year commitment and they want to take their time to do background checks, and question the nominees to see if they're a good fit. scalia died saturday at the age of 79. ### virginia taxpayers will pay an expensive food and beer bill for mystery guests in a washington redskins suite. the governors office says state money will be used to pay the bill... at a cost of $162-dollars per person. the unidentified guests spent a total of about 25-hundred dollars during the playoff game last month. a virginia governor's aide says the food and drinks were pre-ordered by officials expecting a larger crowd
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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 possible with highs in the lower 60s monday: scattered showers possible with highs in the middle 50s tuesday: passing rain showers light snow & ice possible with highs in the upper 30s and lower 40s wednesday: passing rain showers light snow & ice possible with highs in the upper 30s and lower 40s 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: scattered showers possible with highs in the middle 50s tuesday: passing rain showers light snow
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highs in the upper 30s and lower 40s wednesday: passing rain showers light snow & ice possible with highs in the upper 30s and lower 40s five things you need to know are coming up next. natalie good morning.. today on daytime.. we head to grand home furnishings for a sneak peek at the amazing deals you can expect at their annual warehouse sale this weekend.. lindee plus. we want to send you to see the dog whisperer, cesar millan.. see who won a family 4 pack of tickets.. make time for daytime..at 12:30
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need to know" before you head out the door this morning. a former bedford police officer indicted on child porn charges... returns to court today for an attorney advisement hearing. brian mcalexander is facing six felonies... and is currently being held without bond. indictments show mcalexander is being investigated for six videos, some involving children as young as nine years old. # . administrators at hargrave military academy in chatham are taking extra precaution and closing the school today due to a potential threat by isis on social media. the school says the threat was received tuesday through a direct message to one of its social media sites. the school will also allow cadets to willingly leave campus this weekend.### students at cave spring high school are giving back to the community, as they remember two classmates they lost to cancer over the past several months. the drive is in honor of kendall bayne and hannah bryant. the original goal was to have 60
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with 102 already signed up to donate today. 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: scattered our region as you head out the door this morning. still ahead... breaking overnight... a shots fired investigation in roanoke. what we're learning this morning. plus.... pothole problems. a look at the motor company that is adding pot-hole protection technology on some of their vehicles. "if you're flying a drone you definitely have to be mindful of the people around. they could actually be dangerous if you hit somebody." and... the serious consquences drone owners may face if they don't register their drone with the f-a-a stay with us - we're back in 2
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testimony continues in the trial of murdered waynesboro police captain kevin quick... as the alleged gang leader takes the stand. what he says about the murder. # "they penetrate into the dermis, causing more wrinkling, more aging, discoloration..." the importance of sunscreen... even during the cloudy, cold days of winter. how experts say you can protect your skin.### 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. a warm up on the way this weekend. this is a live look at the star city from our downtown roanoke skycam.
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kristina montuori joins us now.. kristina? 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: scattered showers possible with highs in the middle 50s tuesday: passing rain showers light snow & ice possible with highs in the upper 30s and lower 40s wednesday: passing rain showers light snow & ice possible with highs in the upper 30s and lower 40s time now for your timesaver
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new this morning... police are looking for answers after gunfire erupted overnight in roanoke. it happened shortly after midnight along the 27-hundred block of delray street northwest. police say there are no suspects... but they did find a home that had been hit with bullets. no one got hurt. if you have any information call police. a former bedford police officer indicted on child porn charges... returns to court today for an attorney advisement hearing. brian mcalexander is facing six felonies... and is currently being held without bond. wsls 10 obtained indictments in the case. the documents say mcalexander is being investigated for six videos ... some of those involve children as young as nine years old. # . the accused ring leader of the gang said to be at the center of kevin quick's murder is once again on the witness stand today
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defense attorneys started calling witnesses for the first time thursday. testimony centered around alleged gang ring-leader halisi uhuru. 4 suspects are charged in connection with quick's death, however the alleged gang leader and another suspect are not charged in the murder ... but are accused of being part of a racketeering conspiracy. the leader claims he had no idea about the murder. quick was reported missing in february of 2014. his body was found a week later in goochland county.### a sixteen-year- old boy is in critical condition... after a helicopter crashed in the waters of pearl harbor, hawaii. it was a scary scene for tourists near the u-s-s arizona memorial. nocg""when we first saw it i actually turned and said, do those land on water, cause it looka likw its coming ..and within a second someone yelled get down and we just ran and tried to take cover." good samaritans jumped in the water to rescue the five people on board. no word yet on what caused thursday's crash landing. the
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company that the federal aviation administration is investigating. # a dog is safe and warm this morning after falling into the cold water of lake thoreau. the 75 pound dog, angel, fell through the thin ice. when faixfax county rescuers arrived, they found the dog struggling. so, fire crews put on their ice suits and went in after angel who was barking and crying. within ten minutes, rescuers reached the dog and pulled her back to safety. a vet examined the dog and said she was cold, but not hurt.### new this morning... chances are your bottles of sunscreen have been packed away for the winter -- hidden among the beach towels and swim goggles. dermatologists say sunscreen is vitally important -- even during the cloudy, cold days of winter. sot: alyson lowe - medical esthetician - :12 - :20 "it is a common misconception that you don't get as much sun
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the summer, but that's really not true." experts say the sun's u-v-b rays are less intense... but u-v-a rays do not take a winter holiday... remaining strong year-round... adding up even if you're not outside as much during the winter months. the way to help protect against those damaging effects... is to use a broad- spectrum sunscreen... 365 days a year. some brands of make-up include an s-p-f... but dermatologists say women generally don't apply enough make-up for full sun protection. # new this morning the virginia department of health says there are now three cases of the zika virus in the commonwealth. the centers for disease control and prevention confirmed that all of those infected have traveled to countries where the virus is known to spread. currently no local mosquito- borne zika cases have been reported in u.s. states, but several cases have been reported in u.s. territories, including puerto rico, and the virgin islands. the virus is spreading rapidly
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suspected of causing a devastating birth defect.### today students at cave spring the community.. remembering their classmates. there's a blood drive for students and faculty to honor kendall bayne and hannah bryant.. two former students who lost their battles to cancer in recent months. w-s-l-s 10's erin brookshier joins us live. this is something that's gotten a big reaction from students.### when the blood drive was first announced... the parent-teacher- student- organization had a goal of getting sixty students to sign up-- as of this morning more than one- hundred students are scheduled to donate blood today. leah kinder, the president of the p-t-s-o says the idea for a blood drive came to her shortly after kendall bayne's memorial service. kendall passed away in october.. after fighting a rare form of cancer for nearly five years. her fellow classmates.. students from other schools and the entire community rallied around kendall during
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help with medical bills. and that fighting spirit continues this morning.. as the students at her high school will donate blood to help other people in similar situations. its very important to cancer patients to donate blood. most people think when they're donating their blood is going to go to a car accident or gunshot victim. cancer patients are one of the number one recipients of blood products. bump to: sot it was unanimous, timing wasn't right to do it until after the first of the year and then we lost another student, hannah, so we decided that right now is probably the best time to do it. hannah bryynt.. a 20-15 graduate of cave spring high school, passed away earlier this year after her battle with cancer. bryant was enrolled as a freshman at j-m-u when she passed away in january. today's blood drive is for students and faculty only... another blood drive, open to the entire community in their honor-- is being planned for may. coming up in our next half hour-- i'll have more on what this event means to the bayne family.. and we talk to kendall's brother.
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in what's news today... a third community walk is tonight in danville. organizers hope the walks bring the community together... to bring an end to violence in the city. tonight's walk takes place at danville regional medical center at 6. next friday's walk is scheduled at averett university. in march... the hospital and danville police will partner for a series of safety and crime prevention programs. # governors from across the country attend the annual national governors association winter meeting starting today. it gives state leaders the chance to talk about issues facing states and the country... as well as look at solutions across the country. virginia governor terry mcauliffe is vice chair of the association. # virginia tech hosts the uplifting black men conference today. the event looks to find ways to support and enhance the experiences of black men in higher education. guest speakers and panel discussions will talk about individual journeys through higher education, diversity issues and leadership. the lynchburg humane society
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event today. from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., several food trucks will park at the center for pets. tables will be set up inside allow diners to visit with the animals after eating lunch. they hope that new visitors coming into the center for this event will increase adoptions. if you own a drone... today is the deadline for owners to register with the f-a-a... or you could face serious consequences. the rule was announced last year... before an estimated 1 million drones were sold for the holidays. it's a simple online process... users pay 5 dollars for a three-year registration with the f-a-a... sot: roger cheng, cnet executive editor 1:09-1:20 "there are some penalties civil up to 27 thousand dollars and criminal fine of up to 250 thousand dollars, including imprisonment. so, there are some repercussions if you don't register that drone." the registration is for drones purchased before december 21st of last year. if you got one after that date... say, for christmas, you're supposed to have registered
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ford motor company adds pothole protection technology to the 20-17 fusion. the company says the shock absorber system automatically stiffens when sensors detect a pothole. this allows the system to keep the wheel elevated instead of dropping into the hole. other cars ... including ford's lincoln m-k-z have similar technology..### turning back to the forecast... storm team ten meteorologist kristina montuori has more --
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upper 30s and lower 40s . 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: scattered showers possible with highs in the middle 50s tuesday: passing rain showers light snow & ice possible with highs in the upper 30s and lower 40s
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especially if the election lands donald trump in the nation's highest seat. a look at the offer. # hasbro has released a new edition of monopoly without any bank notes. why the new version is upsetting some parents - when we look at whats trending
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now to what's trending now... a look at the biggest social networking, online and technology talkers. you can say good-bye to the banker in the new monopoly game. hasbro has showed off a new version called "monopoly ultimate banking game." just like the real world, the new version comes with a stack of debit cards instead of paper money... therefore eliminating the banker position. instead, players scan special bank cards on a handheld banking unit. adults are not thrilled with the
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teaches money management skills to children. love can be tough, even when you're young enough to require a car seat. "he's sweet and romantic but i think i'm too young to have a boyfriend butted i don't wanna
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5-year-old "quinn" is having some boy trouble. in the viral video she gazes out the window as she discusses her current relationship with her mother. quinn did indeed "break up" with the boy and claimed that she told him, "i should have done this a long, long time ago." a canadian island is offering americans asylum should republican front-runner donald trump win the 2016 election. a tongue in cheek website called
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wins" started initially as a joke... but it now has several serious inquiries. it promotes the values of diversity and tolerance, canada's public health-care system, the social safety net, along with cape breton's scenery, friendliness and affordable housing. for a short time every february, photographers from around the world descend on yosemite valley in hopes of snapping a picture of the national park's "firefall" phenomenon.
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setting sun shining on horsetail fall in such a way that the waterfall appears to be on fire.. according to yosemite's website, the effects of "the firefall" depends on conditions for the year, cloud cover and the waterfall. at our forecast. 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
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highs in the middle 50s tuesday: passing rain showers the field for the daytona 5oo is now set.... a breakdown of last night's action. a new c-d-c study finds a third of americans face health risks because they're not getting enough sleep. how the state you live in also matters... coming up in the next half hour. # here's a live look at the roanoke blacksburg regional airport
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(donkey sound) (elephant sound) there's a big difference between making noise, (tapping sound) and making sense. (elephant sound) (donkey sound) when it comes to social security,
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our next president needs a real plan to keep social security strong. (elephant noise) hey candidates. enough talk.
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i'm patrick mckee. and i'm jenna zibton. the high school basketball post season reaches the conference semi final round. wsls 10's john appicello has a look at the action.# good morning..everyb ody conference tournament hoops action is heating up. and last night...semifinal action.. we'll check in with the boys 4a---conference 24. vo the four seed salem..at the top seed...william byrd. terriers...a well oiled machine.. watch the tic...tac....ryan dippel 2....with machine like precision... the spartans try to hang around.. it's trevon hill to shannon davis...who creates some space and hits the 3. but byrd...kept coming..dylan gravely for 3 more.. byrd advances...55-38 the final. vo girls conference 24 semis...william fleming hosting pulaski co. coach champ hubbard's troops
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stretch it's cienna bryant stop pop 3 from the corner. later...off the miss it's jr mallory bates...up and in for two more.. pulaski gets this taylor dickerson.... but tonight....the colonels cruise into the conference 24 final....85-35 the final tonight. on cam for all intensive purposes...the nascar season is underway. last night...the can-am duels...set the rest of the field..for the daytona 500.. vo racing..underwa y from daytona. and chase elliott and dale jr...leading them to green in the first of 2..can- am duels.. early trouble...cole whitt in the 98..getting reminded how difficult daytona can bem... six to go...when sprint unlimited winner denny hamlin...is outdueled..by dale jr.. the 88 with the move to the front... later...jr holds of last year's 500 winner joey logano...for the victory...in duel number one. vo to duel number 2. and joe gibbs racing..with a trio of trouble up front.. kyle busch, matt kenseth and carl edwards running nose to tail up front.. final lap.the 1 jamie mcmurray blocks the 48 of jimmie
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johnson gets loose and is bouncing off kurt busch..and into the path of kenseth..and aj allmendinger and martin truex jr.. and a mele occurs. kyle busch...led 36 of 60 laps..for the duel win.. full screen that's all of it. ja wsls 10 sports. new developments in the trial of one of the baltimore police officers charged in the death of freddie gray. # and.. helping to reveal a water crisis hundreds of miles away.. the next step virginia tech researchers are taking to improve tap water in flint, michigan. leah kinder:" the kids are very excited about it, they're excited to sign up, and excited about the opportunity to give back." a roanoke county school is honoring two students who recently passed away..
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the world a president has to grapple with. sometimes you can't even imagine. that's the job. and she's the one who's proven she can get it done. ...securing a massive reduction in nuclear weapons...
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...protecting social security... ...expanding benefits for the national guard... ...and winning health care for 8 million children... the presidency is the toughest job in the world and she's the one who'll make a real difference for you.
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a local military school cancels classes... amid an investigation into a possible threat from isis. the precautions... and what the school's president is saying. # "10, 15 years from now we could pull that data back up and recreate the crime scene exactly the way it was." new equipment improves how state police investigate. an exclusive look into how it works. ### good morning and thanks for here on wsls 10. i'm jenna zibton. and i'm patrick mckee. spring like temperatures are expected this weekend. blacksburg from our virginia tech skycam. storm team ten meteorologist
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kristina? 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: scattered showers possible with highs in the middle 50s tuesday: passing rain showers light snow & ice possible with highs in the upper 30s and lower 40s wednesday: passing rain showers light snow & ice time now for your timesaver
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a 3-year-old in suffolk is an accidental shooting. police say the child will be o-k... he shot himself in the handgun. the boys mother and a 2-year-old were home when it happened. police are continuing to investigate the incident, and say charges are pending against the mother. officer say the hope this for all parent's who own guns.. to think about safety first. police are investigating after gunshots were heard overnight in roanoke. it happened in the 4700 block of delray street just before midnight. officers say they did find one house that had been hit with bullets...but no one was hurt.
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hargrave military academy in chatham will be closed today due to a potential threat by isis on social media. law enforcement continues to investigate. the school says the threat was received tuesday through a direct message to one of its social media sites and it may have a connection to isis. the school will not say which social media site or give any details on the threat, but say it's taking this threat very seriously and closing the school is the right thing to do. brig. gen. ret. don broome/hargrav e president - "we contacted local law enforcement and they opened an active investigation which is still continuing...the number one concern we have is the safety of our cadets and our faculty and staff. so, we treat this very, very seriously." the school has also declared this weekend an open weekend for cadets, meaning cadets will be allowed to leave campus.### extra security is expected at northside high school again today. this comes after police found no validity of a potential threat on thursday. roanoke county police say-- an
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at the high school on wednesday afternoon. concerns over the threat spread to social media. two police cars patrolled the entrance yesterday.... and parents were notified shortly after. eric inmon, parent: "it was a hoax. but, at that time we didn't know. i would rather have a missed day and make up a few classes than have to go to a funeral." the superintendent excused all day. a school spokesperson says ... the district handles every incident on a case by case is the safety of it's students. a community meeting is monday night inside the high school cafeteria to discuss recent events. # new this morning.. both sides involved in a federal defamation lawsuit over a retracted rolling stone magazine article want to delay the trial. a joint motion was filed in federal court in charlottesville asking for the two-week trial to start october 11. july.
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dean nicole eramo is suing the author of an article depicting a of virginia. ### maryland's highest court delays the trial of a baltimore police officer... charged in the death of freddie gray. the state's court of appeals ruled it would take up the issue of whether william porter ... ... could be forced to testify against his second trial. the order stalls the trial for officer edward nero... his trial was scheduled to begin with jury selection monday. the court will hear arguments starting march 3-rd. # virginia lawmakers are considering whether to keep the names of police officers secret from the news media and public. the bill exempts the names and training records of law enforcement from freedom of information act requests. supporters say the information puts officers in danger during a time of growing contempt toward law enforcement. those critical of the bill say names are an important tool in watching
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hiring problem officers with taxpayer money.### in a wsls 10 exclusive... virginia state police have a new tool that allows them to gather and store data from a crime scene in minutes. state police in the salem division used the leica p-40 laser scanner for the first time two weeks ago... in the jefferson national forest... where they believe nicole lovell was murdered. when police get the data loaded into the computer, it provides a 3-d image of a crime scene ... so police who have never been there can review the evidence as it existed the day it was discovered. kevin zirkle, vsp special agent: 22:47:11 "the data is never going to change and it's always available, so 10, 15 years from now we could pull that data back up and recreate the crime scene exactly the way it was." the scanners each cost 2- hundred thousand dollars. there are now seven scanners throughout the commonwealth... one for every state police division.# after losing two of their own classmates to cancer over the past several months.. students at cave spring high
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honor. a blood drive for students and faculty is today.. honoring kendall bayne and hannah bryant. w-s-l-s 10's erin brookshier joins us live with more on the event-- erin tell us more about the plans for today.### the blood drive is just a few hours away.. and it's an event that has gotten a big reaction from students over the past week. today's drive is only for cave spring students and staff-- as a way for them to remember their classmates.. and heal. it comes just a few weeks after 20--15 graduate, hannah bryant, lost her battle with cancer back in january. students are also donating in honor of kendall bayne.. who passed away in october after fighting a rare form of cancer for nearly five years. as she went through treatment.. her fellow classmates.. students from other schools.. and the entire community rallied around kendall-- raising money to help with medical bills. the goal was to have 60 students donate.. and already 102 have signed up. her brother connor, says his family appreciates the
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continued support. kendall had several blood transfusions and she was always just so thankful that people were willing to donate their blood to help her and to help save people's lives bump to: sot this is a great way for students to give back, an honor drive for kendall and hannah because both students had to have a lot of blood products. so this raises awareness for cancer patients and why it's so important to donate blood. as i mentioned.. this drive is only for cave spring high school students-- but another public blood drive in their honor is in the works for mid-may. a non-profit in honor of kendall.. called "living a kendall life".. is hosting a 5-k in her honor in may. we've got more information on the event and a scholarship it will support on our website, wsls-dot-com. eb, wsls 10. a new study from the centers for disease control finds a third of
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the study shows that people in some states and regions fare better than others. 36% of people in virginia aren't getting enough rest. that's better than hawaiians who get the least, but worse than south dakota, the most rested state in the nation. sleep experts recommend adults sleep at least 7 hours a night. anthing less than that has been linked to health problems like diabetes, obesity and heart disease.### happening today..virginia tech researchers continue their efforts to help people in flint, michigan get safe drinking water. students and staff known as the flint water team are assembling 300 additional water testing kits. those will be used next week to re-test the same homes team members tested in august. last month a virginia tech team tested water samples .. they found lead levels that were 13-hundred times the legal amount. community members are now calling for the prosecution and
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now to kristina, with a look at our forecast. 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: scattered showers possible with highs in the middle 50s tuesday: passing rain showers light snow & ice possible with highs in the upper 30s and lower 40s wednesday: passing rain showers light snow & ice possible with highs in the upper 30s and lower 40s . 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: scattered showers possible with highs in the middle 50s tuesday: passing rain showers light snow & ice possible with highs in the upper 30s and lower 40s wednesday: passing rain showers light snow & ice possible with highs in the upper 30s and lower 40s . 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
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showers possible with highs in the middle 50s our picture of the day comes from email us the pictures you've taken around the area. send them to news-at- wsls.com. donald trump responds to the pope's recent comments about the presidential hopeful's faith. what one local trump supporter is saying about the controversy. # plus... the heated debate continues for the replacement of the late supreme court justice ..
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what a local political expert has to say about filling the seat. we leave you with a live look at downtown roanoke outside the wsls newsroom. stay with us we'll be back in 3
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we're now just 24 hours from democrats facing off in nevada... and reublicans in south
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south carolina congressman james clyburn is expected to endorse be a huge boost for her with african- americans in the south. clinton and bernie sanders are essentially tied, both going after nevada's large latino electorate. sot: bernie sanders/ d presidential candidate :14-:20 "my immigration policy is to families." butted sot: hillary clinton/ d presidential candidate :21-:27 "i was the first person to call out donald trump. i said, prejudice and paranoia." at a candidate forum donald trump - with a smaller but still firm lead in south carolina - blasted president george w. bush on iraq... while ted cruz and marco rubio are courting conservative voters. clinton and trump are still leading nationally in the polls, but clinton's lead has been cut in half in just the last month. ### donald trump is waging a holy war against the holy father -- after the pope suggested trump is not a christian. pope francis blasted trump's much repeated campaign promise
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mexico border. the popular pontiff says christians would also think to build bridges not just walls trump is firing back at the pope -- calling his comments disgraceful. new this morning... liberty university president and trump supporter jerry falwell junior is responding to the comments about trump's faith. falwell endorsed trump for president last month, but he says its for more than religion. jerry falwell jr.- president of liberty university: "i do believe that trump is a christian, but that's not why i endorsed him. i endorsed him because believe he'll be the best president of the united states." falwell says he also based his choice on who would lead the country away from debt... and restore economic reliability. falwell also says he's seen trumps generosity to others over the last few years.# the body of justice antonin scalia will lie in repose today in the supreme court's great hall, giving the public a chance to pay their respects. this as the debate over who replaces him continues. some argue the president has the power to decide while others say the senate should make the decision.
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executive branches have to agree on someone, which slows the process. lynch says -- both branches are looking for what they want. "the president doesn't to get to name anyone whom he pleases, the senate doesn't get to name anyone they please, they have to come to some sort of an agreement and in the current political situation it seems that agreement is going to be very difficult," because of president obama's short time left in office, lynch says senate republicans can argue that this is a 30 year commitment and they want to take their time to do background checks, and question the nominees to see if they are a good fit. scalia died saturday at the age of 79. ### virginia taxpayers will pay an expensive food and beer bill for mystery guests in a washington redskins suite. the governors office says state money will be used to pay the bill... at a cost of $162-dollars per person. the unidentified guests spent a total of about 25-hundred
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a virginia governor's aide says the food and drinks were pre-ordered by officials expecting a larger crowd for business prospects. # in the upper 40s & lower 50s saturday: sun & clouds with highs in the lower 60s sunday: isolated showers possible with highs in the lower 60s monday: scattered showers possible with highs in the middle 50s tuesday: passing rain showers light snow & ice possible with highs in the upper 30s and lower 40s wednesday: passing rain showers light snow & ice possible with highs in the upper 30s and lower 40s 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: scattered showers possible with highs in the middle 50s tuesday: passing rain showers
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highs in the upper 30s and lower 40s wednesday: passing rain showers light snow & ice possible with highs in the upper 30s and lower 40s five things you need to know are coming up next. but first... a live look at virginia beacj courtesy on earth cam. a beautiful sunrise... as the commonwealth prepares for warmer
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need to know" before you head out the door this morning. police are looking for answers after shots were fired overnight in roanoke. it happened shortly after midnight along the 27-hundred block of delray street. police say no one got hurt and there are no suspects. officers did find a home that had been hit with bullets. administrators at hargrave military academy in chatham are taking extra precaution and closing the school today due to a potential threat by isis on social media. the school says the threat was received tuesday through a direct message to one of its social media sites. the school will also allow cadets to willingly leave campus this weekend.### students at cave spring high school are giving back to the community, as they remember two classmates they lost to cancer over the past several months. the drive is in honor of kendall bayne and hannah bryant. the original goal was to have 60 students donate, but the school has far surpassed that-- with 102 already signed up to donate today.
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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 possible with highs in the lower 60s monday: scattered our region as you head out the door this morning. coming up on today - hospitals across the country are reporting a surge in flu cases as flu season intensifies, what you need to know. plus... the presidential body language of four candidates.. city from our downtown roanoke skycam.
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(man) this is where it all started. i received a call from our dispatch center. smoke was coming from a manhole, and that's not good. we entered the manhole. we discovered that the cables had been melted by the fire. we jumped in, we got to work, and in a little over eight hours, we had the power back on. hi, i'm john snyder, distribution system supervisor for appalachian power. it's my goal to keep the lights on and everything run smoothly, and no one even notices. (announcer) we may be a power company, but the true power in our communities
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good morning. holy war of words. donald trump responds after the pope questions his faith for wanting to build a wall along the mexican border. >> he has an awfully big wall at the vat cannicanvatican. >> we'll talk to donald trump live. on the democratic side, hillary clinton is booed for a dig at bernie sanders. >> doesn't know what the last democratic president did. it's true. it's true. >> as our new poll shows that race tightening. paying respects. the body of justice antonin scalia set to lie in repose at
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president obama scheduled to be there, but facing growing criticism over his decision not to attend tomorrow's funeral. moment of impact. a sightseeing helicopter crashes near pearl harbor. why the pilots actions saved lives. an alarming surge. the dramatic increase in flu cases around the country. what you can do to ward off the virus. today, friday, february 19th, 2016. >> announcer: from nbc brks krrksbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. good morning. it's friday morning. i'm savannah alongside willie geist. >> we talked earlier about how remarkable it is we had george w bush, president obama and president clinton entering in on

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