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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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evidence he was firing at someone specifically they were quote "to whom it may concern" bullets. prosecutors also talked about a video showing wade confessing to what he did that night. in that video it showed wade saying quote "cause at the end of the day i'm not gonna let you ride for something i done." we talked to the victims' families. lenard hamlett's uncle said this is a big loss. jimmy hamlett/lenard hamlett's uncle: "i feel like there's never be no justice. we can never get back our family member." wade pleaded "no contest" and took a plea deal for two murder charges and two firearms charges. the judge said he could face a maximum of fourty years for each murder charge and an additional mandatory five years for each firearms charge. in roanoke ananda rochita wsls 10. lynchburg police arrest a woman wanted on several gang related charges.
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skylar lewis was arrested friday. she's charged with gang recruitment in a school zone .. participation in a gang that includes a juvenile in a school zone and assault and battery by mob. investigators say .. the indictments are related to the arrests of and gun-related charges on august 18-th, 20- 15. the first of two historic slave quarters in botetourt county will be moved tomorrow. according to county leaders ... the move will happen at nine in the morning. crews are moving the building down to the roadway right now. meanwhile ... we're also learning new details about the plans botetourt county and state leaders have for the greenfield preston plantation. those plans include ... courting big business. wsls 10's rob manch is in studio with us tonight. rob .. what are the next steps the county is planning to take? we just learned the county has leased land at the botetourt center there to the county economic development authority,
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hope to expand in order to bring in more business. the county has already said the plans for the property include moving those historic buildings in order for new construction to take place. that would include leveling the hill those buildings sit on. today, the county had the second of those buildings up on a truck bed getting ready for that move. we have also learned today that language in the revised state budget approved by the house appropriations committee this past sunday gives the governor the authority to give the county 1- point-5 million dollars to court a major automotive supply manufacturer. but delegate terry austin, who represents botetourt, says the two are unrelated. terry austin, r 19th district: "it would not impact that property... the local government owns the property, and i think it's within their purview to decide how they intend to use the property." austin says he is not taking a stance on anything the county plans to do on the hill
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because the state does not own the land. people in the county will likely be frustrated, because several of those opposed to the move were planning to speak out against it one last time tomorrow at the supervisors meeting, which starts at 2 pm. we have already learned one of those speaking out against the move is former supervisor steve clinton. in studio, rob manch, w-s-l-s 10. general assembly members are unanimously against closing catawba hospital. both the house and the senate opposed the hospital's closure in their draft budgets released sunday. the house argued a plan must be in place first to care for the patients. the senate recommends using planning money for an independent review of the psychiatric care system. catawba is located in roanoke county .. where supervisors say they fully support the decision to keep it open. martha hooker, roanoke county supervisor: "not only are our citizens going to be better served by keeping this hospital open, but it's a financial issue for us also definitely, with
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departments to have to travel." governor terry mcauliffe's original budget called for a million dollars to close the facility. both the house and senate recommend using that money to expand community mental health services. nothing is final yet .. as the governor must give the final approval. the danville utilities commission just wrapped up a meeting. the city is considering privatizing the drinking water plant. wsls 10's colter anstaett joins us now live. colter, what came out of the meeting? they're primarily doing it to save money. the city is currently spending about two million dollars a year to operate the plant, so the city decided to see if it would be cheaper to pay a private company to manage the plant instead. at the utilities commission meeting this afternoon, the water plant director presented the commission with the two bids that were submitted. ............ was the low bidder, with a bid of ........... dollars per year
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director says aside from the savings, a private company also provides additional resources. barry dunkley/water director: "they can provide expertise that we, many times, can't. and, they do have the economics of scale if they operate more than just one." now, the city and the company will have to negotiate a contract before the takeover is official. and as for the jobs of the city
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plant, the bid stipulates that the private company has to hire those employees. live in danville, colter anstaett, wsls 10. we're one step closer to honoring this year's red cross heroes. today .. the non- profit started ... - frank beamer. coach beamer created a non- profit that distributes books across the commonwealth in honor of his mother who was a lifetime educator. coach beamer will also speak at this year's celebration of heroes breakfast. if you're interested in attending the breakfast you can log on to our website wsls dot com for ticket information. thinking outside the box. that's the idea behind this week's "built in the blue ridge." how changing consumer habits have helped a christiansburg
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ut what's inside the box. but -- a christiansburg company "built in the blue ridge" looks at the box itself. wsls 10's patrick mckee introduces us to "prestar packaging." from packages for games and toys to gift cards and clothing accessories, montgomery county based prestar packaging makes rigid to the eye. anne chrisman/presid ent:13-:17 "we make rigid boxes, so think game boxes, like a monopoly game box. we take chipboard and we take paper and print the paper, we laminate, we custom make boxes for board games and d-v-d as well the emmy awards. to our nations capitol with boxes that hold ties, given out by the president of special
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these boxes for the u.s. house of representatives . flags that flew over the capitol after 9/11 were placed in these and given to the families of the victims." while these boxes got the company into the manufacturing business, it saw large growth from the changing habits of consumers. craig chrisman/vice president :56- 1:04 "i sit back and look at what's going on in the economy. i look at the trends, the current trends that are going on and that kind of inspires me." inspiration that brought the gift card box to the world. over the past nine years, more than six million of these have sold in stores across the country and in 15 different nations. the design was even awarded a patent, a rarity in the box making business. "it is rare in our industry to get patents because most things are just boxes, the same style, we're looking at a square or rectangle type box. but this is a unique design." a unique design built by a loyal group of employees in a place they are proud to call home. "we want to stay here. montgomery county was the place we wanted our business to be when we first started and we love the area. we have great employees that we get from the area. great employees oducing a qualitpduct,ile waiting for the nexhotend. "theres quite a wings that we're worki onght now that are top sect,a unique design built by a loyal group of employees in a place
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montgomery county was the place we wanted our business to be when we first started and we love the area. we have great employees that we get from the area. great employees producing a quality product, while waiting for the next hot trend. "theres quite a few things that we're working on right now that are top secret, and i do see that causing us some expansion in the future, new product lines, new developments in certain areas of packaging that we've been asked to look at by some of customers." patrick mckee/wsls 102:16-2:27 it took a couple of years to get the design right for the gift card boxes. they turned to pop up childrens books for inspiration. with built in the blue ridge, patrick mckee, wsls 10. if you have an idea for built in the blue ridge, let patrick know about the company. you can reach him through email or facebook.
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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
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we may get a break from the into tuesday evening, before another more intense round of rain moves late tuesday night and lasts through wednesday system on wednesday the threat for some 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 chance for these storms will lie in the afternoon and early evening hours. temperatures on wednesday will reach near 50 degrees. thursday will see more
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flurries and/or snow showers possible. it will be cooler with highs in the middle 40s. it will also be windy on thursday as well, with gusts over 40 mph possible. friday should see more sun although it would not surprise me if we saw more sun east and more clouds west with any precipitation staying in west virginia. it will be colder with highs only in the lower 40s. the weekend looks pretty nice for outdoor activities! saturday will be mostly sunny with highs in the middle 40s, while sunday will be partly sunny and warmer with highs in the low-to-mid 50s. the chance for some rain may return on monday. the great american race..has a once in a lifetime ending.. american race..has a once in a 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
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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 for some 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 chance for these
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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 the great american race..has a once in a lifetime ending.. and alyssa rae will be along..with the details of a special story surrounding a state wrestling title this weekend.
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denny hamlin:daytona 500 winner:"....we all want to win for the gibbs family because this is what this is what they do they don't have you know they don't have other businesses and this is just a hobby would be doing that this is what they do and everything they've committed everything to the sport." joe gibbs/nascar team owner:"..most people never get to have a dream in life and i've had two from an occupational standpoint i'm probably one of most blessed guys in the world." denny hamlin puts joe gibbs into
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in 23 years..with a gutsy..hail mary move that allowed him to edge martin truex jr..by inches..at the finish line. toyota's took four of the tip five spots the 20-16 virginia state wrestling tournament produced a slew of individual champions from our area. but for one wrestler the victory meant more than just a title-- alyssa rae has more from salem ---on a special state title, won by a standout from grayson co. the head gear worn by grayson county's will lawrence in the championship match saturday was one of a kind at the virginia state tournament. that's because it's from alleghany high school in north carolina, will wore it in honor of his friend justin todd. lawrence: "he's like my brother, we trained, we've done everything together, blood
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justin was will's training partner and friend. he won the north carolina state wrestling title in 2014 in the same weight class as will. justin took his own life in november, leaving his friends and family heartbroken. but will used his memory for motivation. coman: "it really just refocused our training, the workouts got tougher. we missed not having justin." it was justin's dad who gave will justin's headgear. and wearing it proudly, will fulfilled his dream, winning the 1a 152 lb. state title. the win couldn't have come on a better day. coman: "today would have been his 20th birthday. so it's a very emotional day for me and will. we want to dedicate this to justin, to his memory and his legacy." as will shakes hands and celebrates, he points above, and thanks the one who wasn't there, but got him there. lawrence: "we did it dude, we done it. it was worth it man,
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the cavs are at miami...critical game between ranked teams.. same in morgantown..wh ere a west virginia win would bolster their resume.. and the region tournaments will be in full swing this week. time to cut it out.. watch fox nascar reporter jamie little.. totally ignore john cena... and smack the wwe star with her ponytail... oh...behave. cut it out. nbc nightly news is next. and don't forget join us back here in half an hour for our seven
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breaking news. tonight an uber driver is charged with murder, and prosecutors say he admitted he's the gunman who went on a vicious rampage killing people in between picking up frightened passengers. breaking news in the race for president. a major shake-up in the ted cruz campaign. a top aide fired. tonight is donald trump unstoppable? cosby's wife forced to testify as her husband's accusers take him to court. what did she know? cancer risk. from floors in so many homes across the country. the cdc says the toxic danger is worse than was first reported. and 106 years old with moves better than most teens. tonight we talked to the woman so excited at the white house she

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