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plus ... flood watches are in effect for most of the region ... as heavy rain moves our way. good evening and thanks for joining us for wsls ten at 5:30 ... i'm dawn jefferies. and i'm john carlin. a flood watch is in effect for nearly every county this evening ... as the rain continues to fall. here's a live picture from our roanoke airport sky cam ... showing the end to a dreary and wet day. storm team ten chief meteorologist jeff haniewich joins us now. jeff ... you say it's expected to continue ... and possibly get worse? we had rain move through the region last night into this morning, but by the afternoon, outside of some drizzle, we did dry things out a bit. another round of heavy rain will likely impact the region later tonight into wednesday, as a powerful storm system from the southwest impacts us. tonight: rain again forms, milder with lows around 40. fog is again possible.pleas e be careful driving. wednesday: rain likely, even some storms are possible,
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of the blue ridge. warmer with the winds picking up, highs in the mid-to- upper 50s. a flood watch is in effect until 700p on wednesday. 1-2" of rain will fall tonight through wednesday, and you have to keep in mind that the ground is already saturated from all the precipitation we have seen over the last couple weeks. the rain may not have anywhere to go. in addition to that, the storm prediction center has put areas near lynchburg and southside in a slight risk for severe weather. flooding and damaging winds are no doubt the biggest threats we will have on wednesday, although there could be some spin in the atmosphere as well. while by no means likely, in the trial of
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police captain kevin quick. 4 defendants are charged with kidnapping ... murder ... racketeering and robbery in relation to quick's death. two others are charged with racketeering and obstruction of justice. quick's body was found in february of 20-14 in goochland county. closing arguments wrapped up earlier today ... a lawyer for one of the suspects says he spent most of his young adult life in prison and his education comes from the gang life. we'll have much more on this case .. tonight on wsls ten at 6. the case of a flight attendant accused of making false bomb threats on flights he worked in virginia may not make it to trial. court documents show the case may be moved to a different state. it's a move prosecutors say indicates a plea agreement. justin cox- server is accused of making fake bomb threats on a july flight from charlottesville to chicago. he's accused of making similar claims on a flight from
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his north dakota trial ... originally scheduled for this week ... has been delayed until april. three men from northern virginia are charged with assault after police say they attacked an uber driver. arlington police say ... the men attacked ... after the driver asked them to stop drinking beer in the car. police say ... one of the attackers hit the driver in the head with a beer bottle. no super i tried to stop him with my hand, then from the other hand, he threw the bottle and ah at me on my head. and ah, he started punching me and i tried to save myself by going down. at that point, my head was a little bit down after that. one of the car windows was also smashed. police say ... all three men face several charges including assault by mob. they're being held without bond. president barack obama vows to close the prison at guantanamo bay. in a plan presented to congress ...the president said the detention center undermines america's national security and is
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against terrorism. there are fewer than 100 detainees at the facility. obama's plan centers on bringing some of the detainees to a new facility in the united states. there's no word yet on where that could be. meanwhile ... the others would be transferred to other countries. the plan is expected to face opposition from the g-o-p led congress. two people ... including a 14- year-old girl ... are fighting for their lives ... after a shooting in kalamazoo, michigan. abigail kopf ... the youngest victim in the shooting rampage is in critical condition. she was shot in the cracker barrel parking lot along with four women ... who were all killed. meanwhile ... doctors say the other survivor tiana carruthers is recovering from a bullet wound in her kidney. she's expected to survive. prosecutors say the suspect ... jason dalton ... admits involvement in the shootings where a total of 6 people were killed. the chicago police department says a campaign to increase diversity in its ranks resulted in a 13-percent jump
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the minority recruitment drive is part of the department's efforts to regain the public's trust after the police involved shooting of 17- year-old laquan mcdonald. in a statement today ... mayor rahm emanuel said building a police force representative of the city's residents is essential in rebuilding the trust. we're just one week away from super tuesday .. but tonight is nevada's night. g-o-p presidential hopefuls are expecting big voter turnout for tonight's caucus. the results could also give us a better idea of what's to come .. in the race for the white house. wsls ten's national correspondent mark meredith reports. democrats had their turn saturday - tonight its nevada republicans turn to decide who they'll support for their party's nomination. nat of rubio rally after his second place finish in south carolina -
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gambling nevada and its large hispanic population will give him the boost he's been banking on. rubio bite here "when it comes to our campaign what happens in vegas is not staying in vegas. you know we want to bring it all over the country." but it appears its donald trump who will walk away a winner tonight. the latest polls show the billionarie businessman - who's name also sits on top of a hotel on the strip, has a commanding lead - followed by texas senator ted cruz. trump though - not mincing words - going after cruz by name. trump bite here "this guy cruz lies more than any human being i've ever dealt with. unbelievable no matter what happens in nevada tonight - you can expect all of the remaining republican candidates to be cris-crossing the country ahead of next tuesday's 15 contests up for grabs. mark tag voting is nevada is set to end by nine olcock pacific time - meaning we might not know the winner until late tuesday night, wendesday morning. nevada has 30 delegates up for grabs and are split proportionaly - even coming in second can feel like a victory. in washington, im mark meredith. in your w-s-l-s ten timesaver
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today's wet weather doesn't seem to be slowing traffic ... as there are no accidents or delays to report at this time. black dog salvage is gearing up for another season of its popular show "salvage dawgs." the treasures ... from near and far ... you can expect to see this season. and before we head to break ... here's a look at how some stocks of local interest finished the
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we had rain move through the region last night into this morning, but by the afternoon, outside of some drizzle, we did dry things out a bit. another round of heavy rain will likely impact the region later tonight into wednesday, as a powerful storm system from the southwest impacts us. tonight:
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milder with lows around 40. fog is again possible.pleas e be careful driving. wednesday: rain likely, even some storms are possible, especially along and east of the blue ridge. warmer with the winds picking up, highs in the mid-to- upper 50s. a flood watch is in effect until 700p on wednesday. 1-2" of rain will fall tonight through wednesday, and you have to keep in mind that the ground is already saturated from all the precipitation we have seen over the last couple weeks. the rain may not have anywhere to go. in addition to that, thestorm prediction center has put areas near lynchburg and southside in a slight risk for severe weather. flooding and damaging winds are no doubt the biggest threats we will have on wednesday, although there could be some spin in the atmosphere as well.
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the threat for a tornado is not zero come tomorrow. most of the rain will be gone around dinner- time, maybe even a little before that. lingering showers may be around through part of wednesday night, but they should be isolated and pretty light. then we'll turn our attention to the wind and some mountain snow showers. cold air will move in on the back side of that frontal boundary, allowing for us to see some mountain snow showers on thursday. thursday will be mostly cloudy and cooler with highs in the upper 40s. it is possible that the temperatures start to fall heading into the afternoon. the wind will be a huge factor for us on thursday as well. we could have gusts over 50 mph in spots.it would not surprise me if a wind advisory is issued for some folks for thursday, maybe even
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more sun for everyone.we'll call it partly to mostly sunny maybe more sun east and more clouds west. it will be a cool day though with highs in the lower 40s. the weekend is looking good right now for outdoor activities. both saturday and sunday will be mainly sunny, all compliments of an area of high pressure. temperatures will reach the upper 40s on saturday, climbing to near 60 on sunday. another chance for spotty showers will move in on monday under mostly cloudy skies. however, temperatures will remain above normal, reaching the upper 50s. we should dry out and see more sun on tuesday, but behind that disturbance, we will turn cooler. temperatures will fall into the upper 40s on tuesday. now a look ahead to a story we
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working to bring you on wsls 10 at six. the corridor near tanglewood mall is one of the most heavily- traveled areas in the region but stores remain vacant. what's being done to attract more people and business.
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having a parent in prison could result in a medical emergency down the road. the
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revealing just how damaging prison can be to families.. and it's causing concern for local leaders. as wsls 10's bethany teague explains.. having a relative in jail can have life or death implications for children.. decades later. virginia tech psychologist bradley white wanted to know how having a family member in prison can impact a child's life. even he wasn't ready for what he would find. :11-:14 bradley white, virginia tech psychologist - what we were surprised to find is the magnitude, the size of this impact later in life. white's study revealed that men above the age of 50 are more than twice as likely to have a heart attack if.. when they were a child.. they had a family member in jail. bradley white, virginia tech psychologist - early adversive life events can get under our skin in childhood and impact our physiological development, impacting the way our minds and bodies perceive and respond to stress. while research is continuing to try to
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appears.. pulaski county social services director guy smith says the stress this places on children from the start is alarming. :53-:56 mostly with the young men, a lot of times they have some issues with abandonment, a difficult time connecting, different types of defiant behavior. smith says around 40 percent of the people that come through their doors for help have either been in jail or have a relative who has. smith has served at the dss since 1998. he says traditionally much of the focus has been placed on sons who have incarcerated fathers. but in the last eight years or so.. they have seen a new and disturbing trend that.. in light of this research.. is putting even more kids at risk long term. with more women being incarcerated, the absence of the mother has a very significant impact as well on the young men. with the u-s being the world's leader in incarceration rates.. and heart disease being the nation's leading cause of death.. the hope is that
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in blacksburg bethany teague wsls 10. you'll now have to buy more ... to get free shipping from amazon. the new minimum ... coming up in
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amazon's free shipping ... just got pricier. the online retailer is increasing the minimum spending
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qualify for free shipping. amazon says free shipping is available for orders costing 49-dollars or more. that's up from 35-dollars. amazon prime memberships are not affected by the increase. gas prices continue the downward trend here in the commonwealth. according to triple-a ... the average price for a gallon of gas is $1.54. that's 15 cents less than this time a month ago. roanoke's average stands at $1.56. that's 16-cents less than last month's average but one of the more expensive prices in the commonwealth. charlottesville is one of the highest with a $1.57 a gallon average. the commonwealth is below the national average of $1.71. black dog salvage in roanoke is getting ready salvage in roanoke is getting ready for season five premiere of "salvage dawgs" this sunday. the season wrapped up filming in july and will be shown on the d-i-y network. the first episode will showcase some unique finds from a cotton
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you'll notice some familiar places too. the crew traveled around the roanoke valley and salvaged a sign form a torn down restaurant on williamson road called "the little chef." mike whiteside/black dog salvage 'it's been a great thing for us and as far as the notoriety and also the ability to market your company and expose roanoke and the roanoke valley to the world." black dog salvage is also launching a new furniture line this year. southside leaders are making headway ... in the creation of a new elementary school. what still needs to be done ... before meadow view elementary ... becomes a reality. when you see news happen, we want to hear from you. call us at 1-800- see news or email digital pictures to news at wsls- dot-com. you can also log onto our facebook page and upload photos... or send us a message on
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progress continues on a new henry county elementary school. board of supervisors members discussed the allocation of some of the
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"meadow view elementary school at their meeting this afternoon. wsls 10's colter anstaett gives us an update on the project. in about a year and a half, this empty land will hopefully be taken up by the new meadowview elementary school. most of the money for the school has already been allocated, but not all of it. work still needs to be done to get the site ready for the school to be built. that was one of the topics of discussion at today's meeting. joe bryant/collinsvi lle district supervisor "there is a project as far as grading goes that we'll have to draw back out of it." collinsville primary school and john redd elementary school are being consolidated to form the new school. it will be the district's biggest elementary school, with around 600 kids. joe bryant is the collinsville district supervisor for the board of supervisors and says he would also like to see money spent to expand the size of the new school's gym, which currently is only set to be half the size of a standard gymnasium. joe bryant "i think that some of the other supervisors are in the same manner that i am, they'd like to see a full size gym because of the utilization of the building."
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construction, but as long as construction starts back up in the next few days, the school should still be on schedule to open for the start of the 2017-2018 school year. something the school district is glad to hear, for the sake of the students as well as the community. monica hatchett/hcps community engagement coord. "we really view meadowview elementary not just as one of henry county's schools but as a real center for our community." in henry county, colter anstaett, wsls 10. that's all for wsls ten at 5-30. your 90 minutes of news continues right now. we had rain move through the region last night into this morning, but by the afternoon, outside of some drizzle, we did dry things out a bit. another round of heavy rain will likely impact the region later tonight into wednesday, as a powerful storm system from the southwest impacts us. tonight: rain again forms, milder with lows around 40. fog is again possible.pleas e be careful driving. wednesday: rain likely, even some storms are possible, especially along and east of the blue ridge. warmer with the winds picking up, highs
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a flood watch is in effect until 700p on wednesday. 1-2" of rain will fall tonight through wednesday, and you have to keep in mind that the ground is already saturated from all the precipitation we have seen over the last couple weeks. the rain may not have anywhere to go. in addition to that, the storm prediction center has put heavy traffic and vacant stores. an unusual pairing that has roanoke county leaders taking steps to drive more businesses and people into the tanglewood mall corridor. plus .. why renovations at the star city's iconic grandin theatre are running behind schedule. nats of truck moving building but first .. a step toward economic growth forces a move for two pieces of history in botetourt county. good evening and thank you for joining us for wsls 10 at six. a group fighting plans to move two historic buildings in botetourt county is offering thousands of dollars to put them back. the group announced the proposal during the board of supervisors meeting this afternoon.
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now live in botetourt county. rob - what is the plan? the group friends of the greenfield preston plantation presented supervisors with a check for 40 thousand dollars. members say that's just what they raised yesterday, and there's more coming. nats building moving the group hopes that money will go toward canceling the move of the 2 buildings. besides uprooting history, former supervisor steve clinton says the county is putting itself at risk by not securing a performance bond for the work beforehand. steve clinton, former board member: 03:24:20 "from all appearances the county doesn't have that in this case, so if something were to happen to those buildings in transit, which is i would say a high possibility, there's really no place to go." shirley lewis, slave descendant: 02:51:59 "i was wrong when i thought the board would take into consideration the will of the people when deciding to move the slave buildings."

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