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now at eleven.... dozens mourn the victims of a deadly drive by shooting ... what we know about the man behind the attack and the latest on the investigation. plus....president barack obama focuses on bridging some of the partisan divide in washington. find out what he said to state leaders from across the nation. and... building businesses ... how one local organization hopes to boost pulaski's economy. good evening and thanks for joining us for wsls 10 at eleven. i'm brie jackson. a woman is charged with reckless driving following a three vehicle crash in campbell county. it happened around four this afternoon on route 29 north of route 696. 29 year old megan barrett struck an acura after failing to break in time. the acura was then hit by another car. all five people involved in the crash are being treated for
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barett's young daughter. the crash remains under investigation. a 65 year old man faces charges in connection to a deadly hit and run. it happened in richmond around 12:30 saturday afternoon. john spence is charged with felony hit and run. according to police ... spence struck and killed 55 year old christopher griffin while griffin was crossing an intersection. spence did not stop and left the scene. police say spence is expected to face other charges. this incident remains under investigation. police in kalimazoo michigan have arrested a man they say went on a shooting rampage. he opened fire at three different locations saturday night shooting eight people...killing 6.y. police say the violence appears to be random. nbc's dan scheneman reports more than 24 hours after the first shots were fired..... people gathered at a special church service to mourn and to pray. nats
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45-year-old jason dalton. authorities say the shootings began saturday...just before six o'clock....at an apartment complex...... james george/victim's neighbor "i heard something hit the siding so i checked out the back window and saw the car driving off and then i looked out here and there was a woman laying on the ground." the victim, a mother of three, is now in serious condition. the shooting spree continued for more than four hours.....at a car dealership and a restaurant parking lot six people were killed....includin g tyler smith and his father who were killed shopping for a new car. maryjoe nye and her sister in law mary l. nye also killed...they had spent the evening at a play. seven hours after the first shots were fired police apprehended jason dalton without incident. jeff getting/kalamaz oo county prosecutor "we do have a hand gun that's consistent with the evidence that was found a each one of these crime scenes there's other evidence in the car as well " dalton was a driver for uber and one man claims he rode with
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voice of uber rider "i kind of jokingly said to the driver you're not the shooter are you? he gave me some kind of no response." investigators believe they know what happened and who is responsible, but admit what they don't know is why.... jeff getting/kalamaz oo county prosecutor "we don't know anything about a motive right now..right now our common denominator is him." police say dalton had ties to the community and did not have a criminal record. dan scheneman nbc news. president obama spent the night with the nation's governors. the lawmakers were in town for the national governor's association conference. the group had dinner with the obamas at the white house. at the event ... obama spoke about bridging the the partisan divide in washington. a difficult task during election season. president barack obama - "the people we serve don't typically think in terms of red and blue left or right. they just want a shot to get ahead. they want to make sure they get a good job, they're kids can succeed, that they can save
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to know that we're doing our jobs." the president also recounted what president lyndon b johnson told governors years ago ... that a government of checks and balances will only work when people are willing to work together for the common good. senator mark warner is jumping on the presidential campaign trail. warner visited churches in northern virginia today to campaign for democratic hopeful hillary clinton. the senator discussed clinton's plans to tear down barriers holding back neglected communities. this comes after clinton received a key endorsement from members of the state's legislative black caucus last week. republican presidential candidate john kasich is stopping by the commonwealth. he will hold a town hall in fairfax monday. following his stop at george mason university he'll head to charlottesville ... where he'll host an event at the miller center. kasich will end the day at virginia commonwealth university for a town hall. looking ahead to events
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lynchburg's annual state of the city will take place monday night. mayor michael gillete and the city's vice mayor will deliver the address. the duo will recognize seven citizens for their outstanding community service work. the event is open to the public. also monday night ... a community meeting will be held at northside high school. this comes after the school received a threat thursday. the meeting will discuss administrative changes ... social media threats and parents concern about drug testing athletes. tom mcracken ... member of the roanoke county school board will lead the meeting. parents ... students and the community are urged to attend. it starts monday night at seven. the roanoke county board of supervisors meets on tuesday items on their agenda include tourism...economi c development and the local workforce. this week, county leaders will hear about "branding" the roanoke valley region. it's part of an effort by the roanoke valley convention and visitors bureau to attract more people.
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session to discuss workforce demographics and compensation. tuesday's meeting starts at 3 p.m. at the county administration center pulaski wants to give a boost to it's downtown. volunteers from the "beans and rice" organization are planning a business competition to help entrepreneurs. wsls ten's duke carter tells us what makes this competition so unique. it's called "launch something pulaski." the idea behind it is to get those who want to start up a business a chance to not only survive but thrive. which other business owners say could help bring in extra foot traffic in town of pulaski. which is why orgniazers from the beans and rice orgnaization are hosting the "launch something pulaski" competition. in short -- people who participate have to come up with a business plan and the three winners get seed money to start a business. we spoke with the town's economic development director. he feels having this competition
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in the town. john white/pulaski economic development director "pulaski has been through several economic periods, heavy industry, consumer industry and now the question is what next? what next is i think is the development of small business," organizers say so far about 20 people have signed up to participate in the challenge. the prizes are funded by grants from the the virginia department of housing's community business will have another check of your o a10 forecast. that's coming up in just a few
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i think we should've taken a left at the river. tarzan know where tarzan go! tarzan does not know where tarzan go. hey, excuse me, do you know where the waterfall is? waterfall? no, me tarzan, king of jungle. why don't you want to just ask somebody? if you're a couple, you fight over directions. it's what you do. if you want to save fifteen percent or more on car insurance, you switch to geico. oh ohhhhh it's what you do. ohhhhhh! do you have to do that right in my ear? tonight: showers taper off with areas of fog possible. lows in the mid 40s. monday: high pressure to our north sends an easterly wind our way. that will keep the clouds locked in
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drizzle. highs in the upper 40s. monday night: cloudy with a few showers mainly late. lows in the mid to upper 30s. tuesday: a chance for a brief wintry mix in the morning, mainly in the highlands. otherwise, expect rain with highs in the mid 40s. wednesday: a strong low pressure pulls well to our west. as a result, expect rain with a southerly wind. highs in mid 50s. 60s are even possible for southside. 1" to 2" of rain is likely leading to flooding concerns with an already saturated ground. thursday: behind the low, it's windy and partly sunny with mountain snow. some snow showers will spill into the highlands and new river
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throughout the day. friday: mountain snow showers continue with partly sunny skies and gusty winds elsewhere. high near 40. saturday: mostly sunny and cool with a high of 46. sunday: plenty of sun with highs in the low 40s. tonight: showers taper off with areas of fog possible. lows in the mid 40s. monday: high pressure to our north sends an easterly wind our way. that will keep the clouds locked in with a chance for patchy drizzle. highs in the upper 40s. monday night: cloudy with a few
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lows in the mid to upper 30s. tuesday: a chance for a brief wintry mix in the morning, mainly in the highlands. otherwise, expect rain with highs in the mid 40s. wednesday: a strong low pressure pulls well to our west. as a result, expect rain with a southerly wind. highs in mid 50s. 60s are even possible for southside. 1" to 2" of rain is likely leading to flooding concerns with an already saturated ground. virginia girl is hitting the slopes virginia girl is hitting the slopes for a cause. how she's using her disability to shine light on others in the commonwealth. and don't forget when you see
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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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miss wheelchair virginia took part in a fun day on the slopes. angela west visited wintergreen resort today. the point of her visit was to show the importance of including people with disabilities in recreational opportunities across the commonwealth. west ... as you can see here ... spent the day cruising down wintergreen's terrain. she's an ambassador for virginian's with disabilities. wintergreen adaptive sports is an organization that specializes in helping adults and children with
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another daytona 500 is the books with the official start to nascar season. and the season started as it finished in 20-15.. with a joe gibbs
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"i didn't know we had won. i knew it was close and so i saw the
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last second with the 11. i heard on the radio people were all crazy excited so i assumed we won when that happened." denny hamlin ends joe gibbs racing's 23 year drought at the the "great american race" was in 1993 with dale jarrett. needless to say.. joe gibbs and his drivers wanted one of their cars in victory lane. this is how it happened. starting in front..rookie chase elliott.. the youngest pole-sitter in the history of the daytona 500 at 20 years old. -but his time in the lead was short lived.. the #24 car gets loose early in the race and slides across the track to the infield. he finished 37h. -trouble for america's favorite.. dale earnhardt junior.. he's won twice at daytona but would not today.. he goes hard into the inside wall.. he did not return. some of the fans not handling that too well. -another wreck...danica patrick and greg biffle collide..
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ride through the infield. -and on the final lap.. matt kenseth leading.. denny hamlin goes to pass... kenseth.. his teammate.. tries to block him.. but does not. it's hamlin and martin truex junior racing to the end... but hamlin wins with a photo finish. here's a look at the top 10.. joe gibbs racing doing well here..3 drivers in the top 5 with hamlin 1st.. reigning sprint cup champion kyle busch 3rd and carl edwards 5th. busch:"great day for joe gibbs racing, really pumped for joe to get back to victory lane here in the daytona 500. it has been a long time coming and cool to see denny hamlin score that victory...and all of us to run up front like we did." while chase elliotts time in the big leagues today didn't last long.. he made his mark in the xfinity race yesterday. ty dillon was on the pole as the xfinity series opened its season at the "world center of speed".. daytona. -the daytona 500 pole sitter chase elliott leading the pack on the
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joey logano on his tail.. logano tries to go outside of elliott .. there is contact but elliott holds on for the win.. logano would finish second. virginia tech has four remaining games in the regular season before the acc tournament begins march 8th. they welcomed coliseum this weekend. points in but that was not the case in this one.. the hokies went on a 19-5 run in the second half to secure an 83-73 victory over florida state. the hokies rallied together as a team in the second half and found a way of getting back into the game by means of defense. williams: "i don't know that we are necessarily shaking a bag up and hoping something worked it was all things that we worked on i think that we are able to get some consecutive stops there in that run." allen: "i think in the first half our intensity on defense was it where it needs to be and we
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locked in and all five guys were ready to play defensively." the hokies travel to boston college on tuesday. the virginia women's team in action today hosting clemson. the cavaliers won 65-48. they are now 15-13 overall.. 5-9 in acc play. the virginia tech women put up a fight but they fell to #18 miami 67-56 in overtime.. the hokies play at wake forest on thursday. to news and notes roanoke college men's team gets a first round bye in the odac tournament.. they host a quarterfinal game on friday. -in college wrestling.. #5 ranked virginia tech beats #8 ranked michigan in the national duals championship series. -former cowboys running back joseph randle arrested for the 5th time in 17 months. this time for aggravated battery, possession, and criminal damage to property. for your light of the night... 138 mascots doing the electric slide...it was in phildelphia.. as
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breaking it down... a charity called "mascots for a cure" brought these fury fellas together to raise money for childhood caner. they broke the guinness world record for most mascots in one location. stay with us... we'll be right
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one person bought a lock of john lennon's hair for a hefty price. the buyer paid 35 thousand dollars for the singer's four inch lock of hair. the director at the auction described it as the largest lock of john lennon's hair ever offered at an auction. tonight: showers taper off with areas of fog possible. lows in the mid 40s. monday: high pressure to our north sends an easterly wind our way. that will keep the clouds locked in with a chance for patchy drizzle. highs in the upper 40s.
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showers mainly late. lows in the mid to upper 30s. tuesday: a chance for a brief wintry mix in the morning, mainly in the highlands. otherwise, expect rain with highs in the mid 40s. wednesday: a strong low pressure pulls well to our thanks for watching. we'll see you back here there has to be a way. carry the centimeter,
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>> richard petty, one of most recognized and admired motor sports figures of all time. >> i drive a race car. >> the king add record 200 victories 7 championships and more top 10 finishes. petty was uninterested in being a driver himself. >> he wanted to be a mechanic. >> work on making something better or faster. >> after a change of heart at 21, he watched the sport transform over the last half century. >> it's more after show now than it used to be. it used to be a race. >> hall of famer endured serious tragedies on the racetrack from an accident taking the life of a young boy to the crash that killed his grandson, adam.
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adam probably wouldn't have been in the race car. >> fans credit a letter -- >> there was a letter a fan wrote to you. >> it took the weight off the world off. >> and a children's camp he built to keep adam's memory alive. >> there is not an illness for disability that could prevent them from having a dream and reaching that goal. >> petty continues to influence racing heading up petty motor garage. we traveled across north carolina where petty spent his childhood as a mechanic for his farther's racing team and sat done in the richard petty museum, the museum's huge collection of cars and racing memorabilia is proof of the continued family legacy. >> why do you think being a professional race car driver never entered your mind as a kid? >> there wasn't racing going on at that point until i was 11, 12 years old.

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