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you see this stuff on the news all the time. butted to but then this hits not just your community but your friend. now at five- thirty ... a michigan community in mourning... after six people are killed in a shooting. the latest in the investigation. and ... closing arguments are underway in the case of murdered waynesboro police reserve captain ... kevin quick. the final effort ... before the jury heads to deliberations. plus ... a local music teacher finds her stride again ... after a car accident took away her ability to read and play music. good evening and thanks for joining us for wsls ten at 5:30 ... i'm dawn jefferies. and i'm john carlin. hundreds of people remember the victims of this past weekend's deadly shooting rampage in kalamazoo, michigan. 6 people were killed ... 2 others critically hurt when police say 45-year-old jason dalton opened fire. today ... a vigil was held at a
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of a student and his father who were both killed in the shooting. during another vigil ... organizers asked people to not only pray for the victims and their families ... but also for dalton. meanwhile ... dalton made his first court appearance. n-b-c's chris pollone reports on the latest in the investigation. 45-year old jason dalton. a husband and father of two. and an uber driver. now charged with six counts of murder. plus two counts of assault with intent to murder. along with weapons charges. natural sound the defendant did murder mary lou nye" prosecutors in kalamazoo, michigan say dalton conducted that killing spree over about six hours saturday night, all while continuing to give rides to unsuspecting passengers. but as of now, they still don't know why it happened. and what, if anything ties the victims together. :36-:49 prosecutor "this was not just a momentary lapse, this was not
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something to provoke this. there are video tapes of these incidents. he walked up on these people and shot them." in all, eight people were shot in three separate locations. a woman at an apartment complex. a father and son at a car dealership. and five people in a restaurant parking lot. among the dead there, bart nye's mother and aunt. best friends who were killed after going to a play. 1:05-1:09 bart nye - mother killed "i don't know how i'm going to explain this to my son, that he doesn't gets to see his grandma again." people in the community still stunned over these seemingly random killings have come together to pray for the victims. bishop paul bradley - st. augustine cathedral, kalamazoo "when we ask why these 6 people, people of all ages - all walks of life, innocent, minding their own business where so violently taken from us." uber says dalton passed a background check. police say he has no prior criminal record. chris pollone nbc news new york. a georgia father accused of intentionally leaving his young
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ross harris faces eight criminal counts including murder in the death of his son cooper. his attorneys are trying to get evidence thrown out .. that the prosecution claims proves harris was sending explicit text messages to a young woman ... while his son was in the hot car. the defense claims the evidence is not relevant to harris' murder charge. maddox kilgore / harris' attorney - they are not related to the charge of murder. they are not relevant or connected to the murder charge. these are uncharged acts which can not constitute motive to commit murder. the judge has not ruled on today's motion. the trial is set for april. jury selection is underway in the stalking case involving sportscaster ... erin andrews. dollar owner and manager of a nashville-area hotel and a man
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nude recordings of her in 2008. michael barrett plead guilty in federal court in 2009 to renting hotel rooms next to andrews in three cities... including nashville. he also plead guilty to shooting the videos. andrews claims the hotel was negligent in allowing barrett to reserve the room next to hers. closing arguments are underway in roanoke federal court in the case of waynesboro police reserve captain kevin quick. four people are charged with kidnapping ... murder ... racketeering and robbery in connection with quick's death. two others are accused of being gang ring leaders in a racketeering conspiracy. in closing arguments ... prosecutors took jurors back through the established timeline from the creation of the gang to the night quick's body was found in goochland county. deliberations are set to begin following closing arguments. virginia state police say a baby ... ejected from an s-u-v during a crash on interstate 81 in
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troopers say ... the crash happened this morning around 7 a-m ... when a woman in the northbound lanes lost control. the s-u-v went into the median and appeared to roll before stopping. the baby was thrown from the s-u-v ... but wasn't seriously injured. so far ... no charges have been filed. turning now to your forecast ... a dreary day to start the work week. storm team ten chief meteorologist jeff haniewich joins us ... jeff ... this is a trend we'll be seeing for the next few days ... well, monday felt like a.monday. clouds, drizzle, fog.not the best way to start out the work week. and it looks like the threat for heavy rain will increase later tonight all the way through wednesday evening. tonight: rain forms, cool with patchy fog.lows in the upper 30s. tuesday: cloudy with periods of rain.chilly with highs in the low-to-mid 40s could be a midnight high.temperatu res during the day may stay in
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we may get a break from the rain later tuesday afternoon into tuesday evening, before another more intense round of rain moves late tuesday night and lasts through wednesday evening. that second storm system on wednesday from a bedford county home. volunteers started pulling kittens from the home in goodview over the weekend. it's believed many of the cats suffer from respiratory and eye infections from living in poor conditions. the organization says it's working with the sheriff's office. the cats will be available for adoption once they're given the proper medical attention. a danville music teacher is back to playing... after a car accident left her unable to play or read the music she once knew by heart. it's a journey nearly 8 years in the making. wsls 10's colter anstaett has her
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nat sound dick is living her dream, playing music in concerts like this one at patrick henry community college. but she has spent the better part of the last decade working to get back to this level, after a concussion from a car accident 8 years ago left her unable to read and play music. michelle dick/lost ability to play music "i lost most of what was before that and had to relearn everything." it has been a struggle, she says. michelle dick"a lot of persistence, a lot of tears, a lot of frustration." from the day she realized she could no longer read music she was determined to relearn everything. michelle dick "there wasn't a choice to me. i had to do it because music is such an important part of my life." nat sound deborah burgess is the creator and director of the chamber music series at patrick henry community college, which michelle dick is playing in. deborah burgess/chambe r music series director "it's
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participating." and, inspirational. deborah burgess "not to let the little obstacles, or even some very large obstacles hold you back, but to keep trying and keep moving forward to whatever your dream is." michelle says she hasn't yet relearned everything she lost, but says once she does she will continue to learn even more. nat sound in martinsville, colter anstaett, wsls 10. in your w-s-l-s ten timesaver traffic report... all major roadways look clear .. there are no major accidents or delays to report at this time. there's a new brew in blacksburg. coming up in a wsls ten consumer watch ... where you can find the new locally owned coffee house. but first ... here's a look at how some stocks of local interest
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and she's the one who'll make a real difference for you. i'm hillary clinton and i approved this message. well, monday felt like a.monday. clouds, drizzle, fog.not the best way to start out the work week. and it looks like the threat for
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tonight all the way through wednesday evening. tonight: rain forms, cool with patchy fog.lows in the upper 30s. tuesday: cloudy with periods of rain.chilly with highs in the low-to-mid 40s could be a midnight high.temperatu res during the day may stay in the 30s we may get a break from the rain later tuesday afternoon into tuesday evening, before another more intense round of rain moves late tuesday night and lasts through wednesday evening. that second storm system on wednesday could bring more heavy rain and the threat
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storms as well. when you factor in the rain tonight lasting through wednesday evening, we could see 1-3" of rain, so flooding could become an issue by mid-week. flood watches may need to be issued. in addition to that, although we will not be all that warm on wednesday, that low pressure system and accompanying cold front will have lots of energy and dynamics with it, so a few stronger storms are possible too. wednesday looks wet all day long, but the best
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storms will lie in the afternoon and early evening hours. temperatures on wednesday will reach near 50 degrees. thursday will see more clouds than sun with mountain flurries and/or snow showers possible. it will be cooler with highs in the middle 40s. it will also be windy on thursday
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now a look ahead to stories we are working to bring you tonight on wsls 10 at six. changes could be in the cards for the river city's water plant. why danville leaders are considering privatization. that story and more .. coming up at six. virginia tech veterinary students have their hands full this semester ... how they're working to get 3 service dogs ready for training
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just like children.. .puppies grow up quickly. that's certainly the case with a group of three saint francis service dog puppies who are students at puppy univeristy at viginia tech. vet students took them in back in november and they have been growing and learning ever since. nat: puppies in training these puppies are four months into their semester at virginia tech. 06.16.13 connie kniseley "if you think about having a teenager in your house. that's where these puppies are now. they are doing things they know they're not supposed to and kind of pushing the limits a little. and that's always challenging
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juggling their own course load while raising puppies through puppy univeristy... a partnership with saint francis service dogs and virginia tech. 06.23.23 alex king/puppy raiser "it's a lot of fun. it's exhausting especially when we first got them." veterinary student alex king has a dog of his own... but admits it takes a little more effort to raise a puppy that will one day be a professionally trained service dog. 06.26.08 alex king/puppy raiser "i spoil my dog at home. encourage him to get on the bed get on the couch to sit with me while i'm doing anything. and this dogs got to the standards are little bit higher." the foundational skills learned at virginia tech... while the same as saint francis' traditional training... is more intense. tucker, koda and esme spend all day with work study students before going home with their puppy raisers at night. 06.14.33 connie kniseley "it's a huge benefit for us. number one it's more puppies in the program, it's more puppy raisers. and virginia tech and the vet school here now helping out financially with the puppies as well as providing the puppy raisers
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they walk on campus and encounter a number of "distractions..." helping them learn social skills that will be significant after graduation. 06.13.50 connie kniseley "the big thing these puppies are getting is socialization. they are being exposed to so many things that some of our traditional puppy raisers are unable to expose them to." it case.. 06.13.31 connie kniseley "it truly is puppy university. it's a whole team of people helping." the puppies will graduate from puppy university in about a year. they'll then go through advanced training for nine months to a year before being placed with their partner. the i-r-s reports tax-related scams ... are up 400-percent this tax season. how you can keep the scammers
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the i-r-s is warning those filing tax returns ... to look out for email scams. the i-r-s says tax-related e-mail scams have jumped 400- percent this tax season. the i-r-s says the scammers are looking to get information that could help them file a fake tax return ... the money then gets sent to the scammer ... before the real taxpayer files the return. the i-r-s says it will usually use the u-s mail system to reach out to consumers ... not email. changes are coming to starbucks' rewards program. the coffee chain says its loyalty program will award stars based on dollars spent.
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each transaction. customers are offered a free purchase after 12 stars. the new program starts in april. meanwhile.. starbucks has some new competition in downtown blacksburg. idego coffee just opened its doors near the farmers market.. after deciding it would be best to relocate from christiansburg. the owners are a husband and wife who graduated from virginia tech and radford university. after spending some time in colorado.. they moved back home to raise a family and realize a life-long dream of opening their own coffee shop. while there are several other they say they provide something no one else does. paul dearraz, idego coffee owner - we just do coffee. we've got a couple bakers that supply us a few baked goods, but we really just do coffee. we want to do one thing, and we want to do it better than anybody else, and i think we're achieving that right now. the shop's owners are hoping to expand the market for and across the new river valley. several grants are helping with upgrades at the radford police
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how it's expected to help the department better serve the community.
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receives ar25-thousand dollars in grant money and donations to help keep the community safe. about 13- thousand dollars will bring a new addition the k-9 unit. a tracking dog will be used to look for missing persons .. runaways .. and fugitives. and as wsls 10's bethany teague explains .. the rest of the money is helping officers look at what their car and body cameras are recording. the radford police department now has a more efficient way to look at what goes on between officers and citizens on the streets. 08-:11 mike jenkins, radford police department - with this system, all i do is pull into the back lot, and it begins to download. in-car cameras are nothing new.. but until now.. every time officers wanted to view something their camera captured.. they would have to manually download it and burn it to a dvd. now.. thanks to a grant for new wifi and software equipment.. it's as simple as pulling into the :32-:35
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immediately, it syncs to wifi and downloads the in-car camera system, which saves us a lot of time, a lot of effort, removes those human errors. the new system also gives officers more than twice the storage space.. so they don't have to worry about missing a crucial moment. mike jenkins, radford police department - i've been on traffic stops before where when you get back to the police department, and you're doing your report, and you're going through your videos to go with the report, then you find that it stops right in the middle, and it stops recording. because the software for these cameras is ever- changing.. it can be hard for smaller departments to keep up purchase. don goodman, radford police chief - it's very hard to keep up, but it's imperative that we keep up also. people in our community expect a high level of law enforcement. they expect the place here. they also plan to sync data from the mandatory body cameras with the in-car camera data.. so that both will automatically download on the same system when an officer arrives at the station. that way.. every recorded view can readily be in their hands. in radford bethany teague
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that's all for wsls ten at 5-30. your 90 minutes of news continues right now. well, monday felt like a.monday. clouds, drizzle, fog.not the best way to start out the work week. and it looks like the threat for heavy rain will increase later tonight all the way through wednesday evening. tonight: rain forms, cool with patchy fog.lows in the upper 30s. tuesday: cloudy with periods of rain.chilly with highs in the low-to-mid 40s could be a midnight high.temperatu res during the day may stay in the 30s we may get a break from the rain later tuesday
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economic news for botetourt county .. as we learn more about the future of the greenfield- preston plantation. plus .. the house and senate unanimously oppose the closing of catawba hospital. what this means for the facility's future. then .. why danville leaders consider hiring a private company to manage the city's water plant. good evening and thank you for joining us for wsls 10 at six. a murder trial in roanoke city circuit court takes an unexpected turn. demetrius wade is facing murder and firearms charges for a january 20-15 shooting on shenandoah avenue. just minutes after a jury was selected -- wade decided to plead "no contest." wsls 10's ananda rochita was in the courtroom this morning. she joins us now live. ananda ... did the commonwealth's attorney talk about a motive? prosecutors talked about some of the evidence they would've presented today like witness testimonies. witnesses say wade was angry when someone hit him in the head that night and he started firing.

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