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raising awareness ... how dozens are shedding light on the culture and history of one blacksburg neighborhood. plus.... the race for the white house heats up ... the latest on today's presidential primaries. and... a night out on the town ... how a handful of restaurants are serving food and drinks for a good cause. good evening, and thanks for joining us for wsls 10 at six. i'm brie jackson. a man is dead, after a single car crash in charlotte county. according to police, 67-year- old john covington was killed after driving off the highway and down an embankment. it happened around 1:45 friday afternoon on route 40. according to police...witnesses believed covington suffered a massive heart attack... causing him to lose control. police say he was wearing a seat belt and died on scene. the cause of the crash remains under investigation. a researcher at the college of william and mary is arrested on child pornography charges.
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michael wilson friday afternoon. the richmond man is charged with four felony counts of possession of child pornography. according to the schools website ... wilson is a research biologist at the center for conservation biology. he's being held at the virginia peninsula regional jail. a judge dismisses a lawsuit aiming to overturn protections for transgender students in fairfax county. andrea lafferty... the head of the traditional values coalition... and an unnamed student sued the county school board in december . the move came after the board voted to bar discrimination based on gender identity. those opposing the policy say it would easily allow boys and girls to use each other's bathrooms. lafferty told the washington decision. roanoke city schools are looking for teachers for the next generation. the school system hled its annual job fair this afternoon. it took place at william fleming high school. the superintendent says she's looking for teachers
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middle and high school as well as special education. the goal is to create a diverse climate for learning. we're just seeing some really bright and energetic young men and women who are committed to urban education and for the most part, everyone has a great vision for the future of the children, today's job fair. february is black history month. people in our area want to raise awarenss about african american history and culture. workers from the "blacksburg museum and cultural foundation" held a "soul food sampling" this afternoon. wsls ten's duke carter is in the new river valley. duke what is the goal of the event? the purpose was to showcase some of the african american neighborhoods in the town of blacksburg that are no longer there. the goal -- to make sure people understand the history in the town of blacksburg.
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look like a typical building on the outside, but nats of people talking this building, "the saint luke and odd fellows hall," was the hot spot for social gatherings, especially for african americans during the 50's and 60's. nats "all the kids came here for twice a week," richard wade lived in "new town" neighborhood in the town of blacksburg. in fact, in this image -- his home sits directly next door to the odd fellows building. each other. richard wade/new town resident "everybody was family, if one person had it, and another family needed it was easy to get everybody looked out for one another," nats of people eating members in the blacksburg museum and cutlrual foundation held the second annual soul food sampling. the idea is to recreate an event that would have taken place at the hall. "what we hope is that not only capture the event that would have taken place here but modernize it in a
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important experience and history," ----not sure if this nat still fits nats "this is wonderful, this is fantastic," wade is glad to see people taking the time to learn about the history in the town of blacksburg ---even it's through food. he says the hall is the only remaining facility that was a part of the new town neighborhood. wade "we don't get a whole of recognition for what happened back here," history even local leaders feel need to be preserved. ron rordam/blacskb urg mayor "it opens up that history for the future and for people to think about how they can support it and how they carry the stories we heard a lunch together forward," new town is one of 5 african american neighborhoods in blacksburg. wade hopes events like this will get people to remember what neighborhoods were there before the town developed. thousands paid their respects to one of the most influential supreme court justices. justice antonin scalia was laid to
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over 33 hundred politicians ... fellow justices ... friends and family attended the funeral. vice president joe biden and republican presidential candidate ted cruz were there. justice scalia's son ... who's a catholic priest ... led the ceremony. while justice clarence thomas did the first reading. justice clarence thomas - "hope does not disappoint because the love of god has been poured into our hearts through the holy spirit that has been given to us." scalia died last weekend at a texas ranch. he spent nearly three decades on the nation's supreme court. president obama says he will nominate his replacement in due time. the race to the white house continues as voters in nevada and south carolina take part in a caucus primary today. wsls 10's chief national correspondent jim osman is monitoring the story tonight
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the democrats are voting in nevada and the republicans in the south carolina primary ... the caucus results are coming in rather quickly and the race is oh so close. here's what we know so far between hillary clinton and bernie sanders ahead of bernie sanders x to x. clinton won iowa barely ... sanders trounced clinton in new hampshire. nothing will be deiced by the causes in nevada on the democratic side ... the race will go on. back to studio.
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renown author harper lee is remembered in her hometown. lee died friday in the small alabama town of - monroeville. monroeville is known for inspiring -- the setting of lee's award winning novel "to killing a mockingbird." residents say they can easily point out locations depicted in her book -- including the historic monroe county courthouse. to honor the author...two black bows were placed on the courthouse doors... as well as every bookstore in town. lee was known to be friendly ... well respected and genuine. katherine taylor / resident - "she was very engaging and talkative and very charming. you would see her at the grocery store or at the restaurant. she just didn't like to be the center of attention." residents call monroeville the
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of its fame from lee's pulitzer prize winning novel. with the warmer teamperatures...y ou might want to head out and enjoy a cocktail today. here's an event for you... the "big lick cocktail classic" takes place at the patrick henry tonight. this years...it's a mardi gras theme. nine local restaurants and caterers will showcase food to pair with drinks. proceeds from the event go toward leap ... a non profit organization that builds community through sustainable agriculture. jd sutphin/big lick entertainment - "what's really cool about leap is that they're pushing that farm to table movement and i thought it was a really cool angle to think about in the world of cocktails and mixology." leap is working on several projects such as a community kitchen. the event starts tonight at seven. taking a step back in time - thousands of people are traveling to roanoke this weekend to get a look at life
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jurassic quest is back at the berglund center....with life like, moving dinosaurs. today hundreds lined up as the doors opened. kids and "kids at heart" had a chance to interact with the dinosaurs and see what they really looked like. there is realistic scenes, what their habitat would have looked like. you see the scenes, the scales, the skin, the teeth and they move as well. so you get kind of thrown into their world when you come to our exhibit. the exhibit continues through sunday. doors open at nine am. still ahead -- spring break is right around the corner and you may be planning a trip. we'll tell you some apps that can help you out. plus .. why you should book now ... in a wsls 10 consumer watch. "good afternoon busy day in politics ... tonight for nightly
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and don't forget when you see news happening, i want to hear from you. send me an e-mail to b-jackson-at- wsls-dot-com. or you can message me on facebook .. at "brie jackson."
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lots of people are making travel plans this time of year, and if you plan to fly anywhere, chances are you're looking for the best deal. here's some of the best apps to find cheap flights. hipmunk is one of the newest and hottest travel apps out there. the app compares the top travel sites to find the best flight deals allowing travelers to save up to 60 percent. the app is easy to use and can even show you which
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hipmunk also helps find deals on other travel necessities like hotels. the app is free for ios and android. skyscanner is great for finding deals on domestic and international flights because it compares the prices of flights across all possible airlines and it gets the job done in seconds. you can get alerts for low prices, too. and skyscanner also allows travelers to book tickets directly through the app with links provided to airlines or travel agents. the skyscanner flight app is free for ios, android, and windows. hopper will help you know when to buy to get the best flight rates. the app analyzes billions of flight prices daily to predict how prices will change, and tells you the best time to buy your tickets. you can set up hopper so that you get notified the moment prices drop and before they're about to rise. you can even book flights with the tap of a button. the app is free for ios and android. if you're planning on taking to the skies for spring break you may want to book your flight now.
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end up paying 30 percent more if you don't. the site analyzed popular spring break destinations to help families and college students save money on airfare. the study showed travelers who bought tickets this week saved up to an average of 30 percent more than last minute bookers. good news for walmart workers... check you pay stub. more than one million of the store's employees will get a raise today. the company says it will boost its minimum wage to ten dollars an hour. that's up one dollar. the change applies to all hourly workers including supervisors. the pay raise will cost walmart an additional 1.5 billion dollars this year. coming up on wsls 10 at 6... alan will have another check of your storm team ten forecast... that's coming up in just a few
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you're looking at a live look of from our tower cam tonight: increasing clouds and mild with lows in the mid 40s. sunday: a wave of low pressure will travel along a slow moving front. that brings clouds and rain by late morning. it becomes steadier in the afternoon and evening. it will be very mild with highs in the low 60s to upper 60s for southside. sunday night: showers end with lows down into the low to mid 40s. monday: with the front to our south, it's cooler with an easterly wind. look for clouds and the chance for some drizzle. the high 55. tuesday: more rain develops from the south and moves north with highs near 40. wednesday: a strong low pressure pulls to our west. as a result, expect rain with a southerly wind. highs in the low 40s. over an inch of rain is
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a concern. highs in the low 40s. thursday: behind the low, it's windy and partly sunny with mountain snow. the high: 48. friday: mountain snow showers continue with partly sunny skies and gusty winds elsewhere. highs in the mid 40s. saturday: a mix of sun and clouds with temperatures a bit below normal in the mid 40s. tower cam tonight: increasing clouds and mild with lows in the mid 40s. sunday: a wave of low pressure will travel along a slow moving front. that brings clouds and rain by late morning. it becomes steadier in the afternoon and evening. it will be very mild with highs in the low 60s to upper 60s for southside. sunday night: showers end with lows down into the low to mid 40s. monday: with the front to our south, it's cooler with an easterly wind. look for clouds
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drizzle. the high 55. tuesday: more rain develops from the south and moves north with highs near 40. wednesday: a strong low pressure pulls to our west. as a result, expect rain with a southerly wind. highs in the low 40s. over an inch of rain is possible with localized flooding a concern. highs in the low 40s. thursday: behind the low, it's windy and partly sunny with mountain snow. the high: 48. friday: mountain snow showers continue with partly sunny skies and gusty winds elsewhere. highs in the mid 40s. saturday: a mix of sun and clouds with temperatures a bit below normal in the mid 40s.
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weather closed captioning (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, we need more than lip service. our next president needs a real plan to keep social security strong. (elephant noise) hey candidates. enough talk.
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some call it the super bowl of nascar.. but unlike football.. the sprint cup super bowl is the start to the season rather than the finale. yes i'm talking about the daytona 500.. since thursdays qualifying there's been a shake-up in the line-up.. here's more in this edition of countdown to nascar. a wreck thursday in the sprint cup qualifying race threw a wrench in matt kenseth's plans for the daytona
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sitting second in the lineup after the initial qualifying last weekend. but after the accident thursday.. kenseth will move to the rear of the field.. which is a disappointing disadvantage. kenseth: "yeah superspeedway s i think the more time you spend in the front easier it is when you're in a baggie so i get to the front eventually yourself in those spots so i've learned here through experience that there's no place it's totally safe in a speedway anything can happen anywhere." reigning sprint cup champion kyle busch has spent his fair inlcuding taking the checkered flag in duel races moving him to the front or second row.. a spot with it's advantages. busch: "when you can get out front it's easier to hold guys off yes but the hard part is being able to get out front because it is easier for that title people off so if that guys very smart guy like a denny hamlin or dealer in her junior or some like that it's hard to get by those guys." the acc tournament is less than
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welcomed conference opponent florida state to blacksburg today. at cassell colliseum coach buzz williams and company looking for their 6th acc win. -florida state went on a 13-4 run to start the game... here's xavier ratan- mayes using the glass for 2. -hokies staying in it.. chris clarke going baseline.. gets fouled hard but it's good for and-1. -more offense from the hokies.. zach leday in the lane and throws down a pretty dunk. -virginia tech cut the seminoles lead from 12 to 4 in the first.. justing bibbs draining the corner 3. -the hokies pulled away at the end of the second half and won 83-73. but there is bad news in the win.. freshman chris clark who just returned from a broken foot a couple weeks ago.. was injured again. he was helped off the court and did not return. no word yet on the severity of his injury or when he will be back. a battle of top 10's... tenth ranked west virginia hosting #3 oklahoma in a big 12 showdown
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couldn't pull out the win and they lose.. 76-62. the high school state wrestling tournament continues today. the final round got started later than expected.. it is going on right now.. our crews are there and we will have all the highlights.. winners... and celebrations... coming up tonight at 11. 3 little words one big high light.. cut it out.. in the grizzlies- timberwolves game last night.. end of the third quarter when vince carter comes away with a loose ball and shoots it at the buzzer from 70 feet out and makes it! they call it "vin-sanity"
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stay with us... we'll be right back. 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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was caught walking into a liquor store in northern virginia. surveillance pictures show the doe push open the front door of an a-b-c store in forge. employees say it headed straight for the bourbon aisle. workers eventually showed the deer back door. n-b-c nightly news is next. we'll see you back here at
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on this saturday night, high stakes. a big night in politics. the results on a critical test for the democrats in nevada. a republican showdown in south carolina. some on this night fighting for survival. final farewell. the large outpouring and powerful tribute at the funeral of supreme court justice antonin scalia. thousands of students at public universities worried about hirtheir futures. caught in the middle of politics. you want olympic gold. "nightly news" begins right now. >> decision 2016, this is "nbc nightly news" with lester holt. >> good evening. it's great to be with
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day in two key presidential contests. let's get to the democratic caucuses where nbc news projected hillary clinton will defeat bernie sanders. clinton able to hold back sanders' charge that followed his win in new hampshire and complicating his path to the nomination tonight. the polls will close in less than half an hour in south carolina's republican primary where in recent days ted cruz has been closing ground with donald trump. we will go there in a moment. our team is in place to cover it all. we want to get to the big story though out of nevada. nbc's chriskristin welker is in nevada. >> reporter: secretary clinton just finishing up her victory speech. her supporters chanting hillary, hillary throughout the evening. there was a lot of concern amongst her supporters she would lose this state. victory. it will give her big

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