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jury deliberations continue in the murder trial of a waynesboro police reserve captain. what prosecutors are asking jurors to pay attention to in the federal case.### 11:43:20 beth armstrong, virginia tech director of university scholarships and financial aid "there is for some families a sticker shock as we call it" college costs keep rising. what families are paying for... and why local universities say they're forced to raise tutition. # good morning and thanks for joining us on virginia today here on w-s-l-s 10. i'm jenna zibton. and i'm patrick mckee. a strong storm system hits the south.... severe storms and tornadoes tore through the gulf coast on tuesday. storms mangled trailers at an rv park, ripped off roofs from buildings and killed at least three people in louisiana and mississippi. this same system is heading towards southwest virginia. storm team ten meteorologist kristina montuori joins us now with more on what to expect . kristina?###
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storms .flooding possible.highs in the upper 40s and lower 50s thursday: windy with highs in the middle 40s.power outages possible due to strong wind. light snow & rain showers for the highest elevations in our western counties mainly west va counties and counties boarding west va friday: breezy with highs in the lower 40s.. light snow & rain showers for the highest elevations in our western counties mainly west va counties and counties boarding west va saturday: mostly sunny with highs in the upper 40s sunday: sun & clouds with highs
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new this morning... an investigation continues after a homicide in roanoke. it happened just before 5 block of westwood boulevard northwest. roanoke city police say a man was killed. officers are gathering evidence and interviewing witnesses. police have not yet made an arrest. if you have any information, you're asked to call police.### new overnight... danville police are investigating a homicide. just after midnight... police we called to the 2-hundred block of halifax street... after someone had been shot. they found a man with what looked like gunshot wounds. he was pronounced dead on scene. the body has been sent to the medical examiner's office for identification. call police if you know anything. # after three weeks of trial for the suspected gang members accused of killing waynesboro reserve police captain kevin quick, the case is now in the hands of 12 jurors. wsls 10's ananda rochita has more on what to expect today.### ananda the jury will continue to deliberate on the case
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gang." vo four suspects are charged with the murder of waynesboro reserve police captain kevin quick while the other two are accused of being the gang's ring leaders in a racketeering conspiracy. the jury is looking at all pieces of evidence and what was brought up in these past three weeks. there were more than 50 witnesses who took to the stand. during closing arguments, prosecutors ask the jury to pay attention to the evidence and not the quote "distractions" from the defense. now kevin quick's family was also in the courtroom and at times emotional. on cam the jury is expected to continue deliberating this morning starting at 8:30. in the newsroom ananda rochita wsls 10. the primary election here in virginia is less than a week away.. tuesday virginians get the chance to weigh- in on the candidate they'd like to see win their party's nomination for president. from radford university.. to virginia tech and liberty university .. the college vote could play a big role here in southwest
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w-s-l-s 10's erin brookshier joins us live with more on just how important the younger demographic is to the election.### college aged students and young adults can have a huge outcome in the races.. when they actually care about the candidates and get out to vote. in 20-12.. young voters were one of the key voting blocks that re- elected president barack obama... he won the 18- to-29 year old vote over mitt romney by more than five million voters. but the problem comes when the young people feel like the candidates are not speaking to their specific interests and wants-- and they tend to lose interest altogether. i spoke to one student at radford university yesterday.. who says he's one of the only students he knows that will be voting in the primary election. i'm one of the few. this is a recent thing, caring about the political elections and all of that stuff. but a lot of my friends don't even know who the president of our
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a lot of young people make a very rational observation, saying i don't know a lot about the candidates so i shouldn't go vote, i should leave it to people that know more. i would say it's really not that hard. there's plenty of info out there i know there's a lot it can be a little overwhelming, but do a little homework. it doesn't take that much. many college towns have made it easier than ever for students to vote. both virginia tech and liberty university have on campus voting districts-- so students never have to leave campus to cast their votes on tuesday. the town of radford is a little smaller.. so students there will have to head off campus to vote. coming up in out next half hour-- more on the vicious cycle in politics that could be leading to a decrease in voters. eb, wsls 10. new this morning... the cost of college continues to rise.... the state's public institutions are, on average, among the nation's most expensive for students. steak and lobster for dinner... pools... and state of the
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these are just a few of the things we found... that you're paying for on virginia campuses. the average 4- year school in virginia works out to $11,592. radford students pay less... while virginia tech and virginia military institute students pay more. but the price you pay isn't just for classes... and professors. we found out it also includes a lot of extras. there are mandatory fees... to support athletics, health services, transportation and paying off new buildings. 11:57:18 ilyes adjerid , taking a break from virginia tech i decided to take the semester off and i am just kind of working, getting my credit back up, get some money and i hopefully get some loans. 11:39:27 beth armstrong, virginia tech director of university scholarships and financial aid there is a borrowing issue but we have to make sure we're looking at why students are borrowing. it's very easy for students to accidentally over borrow. schools point to the drop in dollars from the state... for the rising costs. coming up tonight at six... on wsls 10 in a special education matters report... we take a closer look at what your money is
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in what's news today... lynchburg city schools announces a partnership with amazing grace outreach church today. the new partnership will provide students at the early learning center home with home with nutritious food on weekends, holidays and during summer breaks. students at narrows high school will continue taking part in healthy relationships week. the women's resource center of the new river valley hosts the event which allows students to learn what it means to have healthy relationships either romantic, friendly or familial. lynchburg's vector space and areva host local students today for the seismic shake-up challenge in celebration of engineers week. students and their families will design and build structures and then test them on earthquake shaker tables. the event promotes stem education in the hill city. art as a business is the topic for a workshop led by the roanoke regional small business development center and the roanoke arts commission. a marketing expert will talk
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business... and will moderate a panel of local artists. the healing arts program at carilion clinic and the artist registry at the roanoke valley convention and visitors bureau will also be discussed. # carroll county's newest millionaire will be revealed in cana. the weekend's winners will be formally presented with a ceremonial check for 1 million dollars from the virginia lottery. the store selling the winning ticket gets a 10- thousand dollar bonus. # in honor of black history month, american girl has released a new african american doll. she is 9-year-old melody and she grew up in detroit during the civil rights era of the 1960s. doll designers, historians, educators and a civil rights activist collaborated on the doll and her story. melody goes on sale this summer for $115.
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years ago it has sold more than 29 million dolls and 153 million books.### target has teamed up with dc comics to launch a collection of merchandise based on some of their most colorfully costumed female characters. the "dc super hero girls" collection includes action figures of famous female heroes and villains alike, including wonder woman, supergirl, poison ivy and others. the merchandise, which also includes clothes, will be available exclusively at target starting in march. the new line was inspired by dc's web series dc super hero girls. # turning back to the forecast... storm team ten meteorologist
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wednesday: heavy rain with a few storms .flooding possible.highs in the upper 40s and lower 50s thursday: windy with highs in the middle 40s.power outages possible due to strong wind. light snow & rain showers for the highest elevations in our western counties mainly west va counties and counties boarding west va friday: breezy with highs in the lower 40s.. light snow & rain showers for the highest elevations in our western counties mainly west va counties and counties boarding west va saturday: mostly sunny with highs in the upper 40s sunday: sun & clouds with highs in the upper 50s monday: sun & clouds with highs in the upper 50s . wednesday: heavy rain with a few storms .flooding possible.highs in the upper 40s and lower 50s
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the middle 40s.power outages possible due to strong wind. light snow & rain showers for the highest elevations in our western counties mainly west va counties and counties boarding west va friday: breezy with highs in the lower 40s.. light snow & rain showers for the highest elevations in our western counties mainly west va counties and counties boarding west va saturday: mostly sunny with highs in the upper 40s sunday: sun & clouds with highs in the upper 50s monday: sun & clouds with highs in the upper 50s . wednesday: heavy rain with a few storms .flooding possible.highs in the upper 40s and lower 50s thursday: windy with highs in the middle 40s.power outages
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rain showers for the highest elevations in our western counties mainly west va counties and counties boarding west va friday: breezy with highs in the lower 40s.. light snow & rain showers for the highest elevations in our western counties mainly west va counties and counties boarding west va saturday: upper 40s sunday: sun & clouds with highs in the upper 50s monday: sun & clouds with highs in the upper 50s . healthy living can be a challenge... especially for busy moms. how a popular online video is creating smiles for people
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plus frank underwood may be a scheming politician, but he still deserves a presidential portrait. the artwork honoring house of cards... when we look at whats
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now to what's trending now... a look at the biggest social networking, online and technology talkers. fitness fans are raising a glass to one california mother's viral video. more than 25 million people have viewed "april storey's" unique exercise technique...which is being called "the wine workout." the 24-year-old uses bottles of wine for bicep curls... and rewards herself with a sip after completely lunges and push-ups. while most of the social media comments have been positive, some people worry about april hurting herself or spilling her wine.
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show people that fitness is something you do anywehere... and you can use anything. a messed-up breakfast order could be key for hopeful employees of banking company charles schwab. the c-e-o told the new york times that he will sometimes have a restaurant intentionally mess up the order of his dining companion. he explains that it allows him to better gauge a person's character by how they react
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the c-e-o adds that it's a great way to get a look inside their heart rather than their head. president frank underwood has finally joined the ranks of fellow american commanders-in- chief. a new portrait featuring kevin spacey in his "house of cards" role will be on display today through october at the smithsonian national portrait gallery. for the unveiling... spacey appeared in character with several other cast members.. joined by actual members of the white house press corps. its to promote the popular netflix drama that deals with the dark side of politics in washington d-c.
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a video captured by divers off the coast of portugal is going viral... that's because it shows a rare up-close encounter with a massive fish. this is a "mola mola"... which dwarfs the humans that swim alongside as it moves slowly in for a selfie. these unusually shaped creatures, also known as ocean sunfish, are the heaviest bony fish in the world, and can weigh nearly 5-thousand pounds. now to kristina, with for a look
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our forecast. wednesday: heavy rain with a few storms .flooding possible.highs in the upper 40s and lower 50s thursday: windy with highs in the middle 40s.power outages possible due to strong wind. light snow & rain showers for the highest elevations in our western counties mainly west va counties and counties boarding west va friday: breezy with highs in the lower 40s.. light snow & rain showers for the highest elevations in our western counties mainly west va counties and counties
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with highs in the upper 40s sunday: sun & clouds with highs in the upper 50s monday: sun & clouds with highs in the upper 50s ahead in sports... local high school teams are getting one step closer to the state tournament. # plus.. if you want to feel happy and healthy then florida is the place for you. the two cities that ranked among the best in the country...
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i'm patrick mckee. i'm jenna zibton. the hokies finally end their losing streak on the road. wsls 10's john appicello has highlights from boston.### appy good morning everybody.. the hokies are back on the a- c-c road again last night... one of five away games.. to just two home contests..in a 27 day stretch.. vo the hokies running at boston college it's justin robinson...the dish to justin bibbs...swooping in for 2 of his 12..he had 10 boards as well.. as buzz williams..and the hokies are trying to knotch a 7th acc win....after just 2 last year. off the inbounds...jalen hudson..the 3 and the foul... hokies by 13...40-27 at the break. second half...seth allen..for the layup 2....of his 14 to lead the hokies... the hokies pull away for a 71-56 win...to move to 15-13.....7-8 in the acc...
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win at wake forest sunday full screen women's big south action..liberty and radford..both with road wins tonight. appy northside..is busy having a season to remember.. tonight..anothe r step to take in the region quarterfinals of 3a west-- vo vikings runnin' early..it's kendrick tucker lobbing it up to shey webb...for the tap-two... later..george bright going tough to the tin...for 2.... and bright feeds carlos boogie basham...the tower of power..for the bucket and the foul. northside waxes waynesboro to advance. 64-45 vo another conference champ..william byrd in the 4a ranks.. hosting heritage out of leesburg. quick corner feed to dylan gravely...for 3.. leesburg...gets this off the inbounds.. anthony cox....the catch convert 2. but more byrd..the drop to jaylen wheeler for 3 william byrd overcomes some poor foul shooting...for a 58-47 win. vo girls 3a region quarters.. coach randy bush and the lady titans hosting
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close game first quarter- broadway's chrissy delawder knockin down the 3 from the corner. but the titans look to cina guh-ray--she's driving for the layup.. more underneath..wat ch the miss...and then the steal and bucket by meredith smith for 2. hidden valley..into the region semi's..with a 66- 52 win.. more of the all important region scores on our website..wsls.c om that's all of it.. ja wsls 10 sports. new cases of the zika virus hit the u-s... what you need to know to protect
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the results are in. donald trump wins the g-o-p nevada caucus... the next steps in the race for the oval... and why a local professor says its important that college students get out and vote. # "i thank god that i made it."
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the remarkable story of a local teen who survived after being hit by a train. good morning and thanks for joining us on virginia today here on wsls 10. i'm jenna zibton. and i'm patrick mckee. a violent and deadly storm system is causing lots of destruction across the deep south. at least 11 tornadoes have torn through four states, killing three people... and injuring more than two dozen others. one of the most hard-hit areas appeared to be a recreational vehicle park in southern louisiana. elsewhere an 18 wheeler tossed onto its side....the roof of at least one home was ripped off.....while a gym near new orleans was left without some of its walls.... nocgvarnell oliver:28-:32 "you just hear whirling wind...the house started shaking it just lifted up and started flipping." butted chief randy dufrene, livingston police"i could see the top of the tornado coming down going...looked like crossing the road there and the doors stared sucking in where we were at back there." the governors of louisiana and mississippi have declared states of emergency. and this dangerous system is on
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southwest virginia. storm team ten meteorologist kristina montuori joins us now with more on what to expect.. kristina? wednesday: heavy rain with a few storms .flooding possible.highs in the upper 40s and lower 50s thursday: windy with highs in the middle 40s.power outages possible due to strong wind. light snow & rain showers for the highest elevations in our western counties mainly west va counties and counties boarding west va friday: breezy with highs in the lower 40s.. light snow & rain showers for the highest elevations in our western counties mainly west va counties and counties boarding west va saturday: mostly sunny with highs in the upper 40s sunday: sun & clouds with highs in the upper 50s monday: sun & clouds with highs in the
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possible.highs in the upper 40s and lower 50s thursday: windy with highs in the time now for your timesaver traffic report. donald trump heads into super tuesday claiming victory in three states so far. he swept the nevada caucuses last night. but they're still counting votes this morning. the state's republican party is still trying to figure out how to divide all its delegates, but most of them will go to trump. with nevada behind them, the candidates are focused on super tuesday. sot: donald trump/ r presidential candidate "of course, if you listen to the pundits we weren't expected to win too much and now we're winning, winning, winning. the country. and soon the country is going to start winning, winning, winning." 12 states vote on march first
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cruz. the midwest gets its first chance ### presidential hopefuls are in virginia... ahead of next week's super tuesday. republican presidential candidate donald trump is looking for a place for a campaign stop in our area. the general manager of the berglund center says but the date wasn't available. the forum in virginia beach. meanwhile... former president bill clinton comes to virginia clinton. he's expected to visit richmond... and northern virginia. this comes after democratic candidate bernie sanders made a stop in norfolk tuesday. he touched on a wide range of issues including.. unemployment... and creating an economy that works for everyone. # we've been closely following the caucus and primary elections in key states over the past month and now it's almost time for virginians to have their say. of
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polls... voting for who they want to represent their party for president. w-s-l-s 10's erin brookshier is live with how local students will likely play a big role in the election.### the younger voters can play a huge role in who runs for and eventually wins the race for the white house.. president barack obama spoke to college aged voters during his campaigns... and in turn-- they gave him a huge boost, winning by five million votes over mitt romney in the younger age demographics. but overall.. young voters have been turning out less and less to cast their votes.. according to the u-s census bureau, voters 18-to-24 have consistently voted at lower rates than all other age groups in presidential elections since 19--62. scott dunn.. an associate professor at radford university, says many college students just don't feel like the candidates care about them. it's sort of a viscious circle the candidates don't speak to young people because they don't vote and the young people don't vote because the
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them. the exceptions, we see people like barack obama, bernie sanders and rand paul-- are people who are seen as outside of the norm. that may be appealing to young people who are getting jaded with politicians. dunn says he hopes that when students get excited about a particular candidate... that excitement transfers to voting in more elections-- even if their specific candidate doesn't win the first time. the primary election is coming up on tuesday.. and some college towns, like virginia tech and liberty university have created special on- campus voting precincts so students don't have to leave campus to cast their votes. eb, wsls 10. it's being called a miracle... after a roanoke teen was hit by a train and survived. the accident happened tuesday morning as the 17-year-old walked to school. wsls 10's brie jackson spoke exclusively with the teen and his family.### brie
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old mathieu bonhomme. he was headed to school when the unexpected happened. the patrick henry student was hit by a train. vo the 10th grader was running and took a short cut. police say he was walking near these train tracks with his head phones on when all of a sudden... the teen was hit by a train. he walked away with cuts on both hands....across injuries. now that he's home safe and doing well...his family says their son is living proof that miracles happen. sot mathieu bonhomme - hit by a trian: 11:59:24 "when you hear someone gets hit by a train you don't thinking they are living but i lived" evelyne bonhomme /son survived being hit by train: 12:05:26 "keep believing in god, god is always in the business of making miracle everyday." contvo mathieu says he expects to be out of school for a week. but he wants to go back as soon as possible because he enjoys learning. oncam as i left his house tonight..he said "be safe". in the studio...brie jackson wsls 10.s
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are facing assault charges... 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. one of the car windows was also smashed. police say ... all three men face several charges # today lawmakers are addressing the public's growing concern about the spread of the zika virus. a senate committee will hold a hearing to discuss the latest on the virus. this comes as the centers for disease control investigates 14 new cases in the u-s. health officials say it appears sexual transmission of the virus appears to be more common than previously thought. sot: anne schuchat, md - cdc - :10 - :26 "in each of the episodes, a man was traveling to a zika affected area, developed symptoms that were consistent with zika, and within two week's of the man's symptoms, the female partner developed symptoms consistent with zika virus." the c-d-c advises expectant mothers to use condoms or
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nevertheless, the most likely way to be infected with zika is through a mosquito bite. zika has been confirmed in 23 u-s states... including virginia.### in this morning's 10 cares heart health... getting exercise is important... but eating the right foods can also have a big impact on your heart... and preventing heart disease. 23:39:13 don mankie, carilion clinic registered dietician increasing vegetables and fruits, they provide fiber and a lot of nutrients such as potassium. whole grains make magnesium so those are some important nutrients for heart health 23 carilion clinic registered dietician... don mankie... says getting five to seven vegetables every day is hard for people to do. he suggests adding them at mealtime to make sure you're getting some. limit processed foods... the new mantra is "eating foods without labels". mankie says you should be having two servings of fish a week and limiting red meat to 18 ounces. # a new gallup report ranks naples, florida as the number one
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salinas, california landed in second place ... followed by sarasota, florida .. fort collins, colorado and barnstable town, massaschusetts. charleston, west virginia ranked last in well-being with more people there plagued by poor health and financial problems.### now to kristina, with a look at our forecast. wednesday: heavy rain with a few storms .flooding possible.highs in the upper 40s and lower 50s thursday: windy with highs in the middle 40s.power outages possible due to strong wind. light snow & rain showers for the highest elevations in our western counties mainly west va counties and counties boarding west va
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lower 40s.. light snow & rain showers for the highest elevations in our western counties mainly west va counties and counties boarding west va saturday: mostly sunny with highs in the upper 40s sunday: sun & clouds with highs in the upper 50s monday: sun & clouds with highs in the upper 50s . wednesday: heavy rain with a few storms .flooding possible.highs in the upper 40s and lower 50s thursday: windy with highs in the middle 40s.power outages possible due to strong wind. light snow & rain showers for the highest elevations in our western
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counties and counties boarding west va friday: breezy with highs in the lower 40s.. light snow & rain showers for the highest elevations in our western counties mainly west va counties and counties boarding west va saturday: mostly sunny with highs in the upper 40s sunday: sun & clouds with highs in the upper 50s monday: sun & clouds with highs in the upper 50s . wednesday: heavy rain with a few storms .flooding possible.highs in the upper 40s and lower 50s thursday: windy with highs in the middle 40s.power outages possible due to strong wind. light snow & rain
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elevations in our western counties mainly west va counties and counties boarding west va friday: breezy with highs in the lower 40s.. light snow & rain showers for the highest elevations in our western counties mainly west va counties and counties boarding west va saturday: mostly sunny our picture of the day comes from email us the pictures you've taken around the area. send them to news-at- wsls.com. remember to include your name and a short description to go along with the photo. we'll pick our favorite every morning... to show on-air and post on our facebook page. tourism leaders in the roanoke valley are hoping to brand the tourism leaders in the roanoke
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region. what they're calling it.... and why they say it will bring more people to the area. # "this is about closing a chapter in our history." obama proposes that congress close guantanamo bay in cuba a look at the plan that he has been working on for the last 7 years.
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president obama is reigniting the battle over closing the u-s prison at guantanamo bay. the president announced he's sending congress a plan that would deport detainees who are eligible... and bring dozens of suspected terrorists to the u-s. what to do with gitmo has been a hot button political issue... since the aftermath of the attacks. the president argues america is actually less safe... housing detainees at gitmo ... because other terrorist groups are using that - as a recruiting tool. he adds there's no need for a prison in cuba where u-s law do not apply. president obama:24-:37 "we can capture terrorists, protect the american people and - and when done right - we can try them and put them in our maximum security prisons and it works just fine." several republicans disagree with the closure. #
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in virginia has stalled in the house of delegates. supporters, including governor terry mcauliffe, wanted to help a group of inmates who could have been unfairly punished because there trial juries were not told that parole was abolished. the bill only applies to non- violent offenders. prison system leaders say there are only 17 of those in the state. the senate passed the measure earlier this month, but a house subcommittee killed the bill.### state capitol lawmakers and staffers are busy working toward a deal on virginia's two- year budget. during hearings.. they've reviewed the details of the republican- led proposals in the house and senate. while democrats were disappointed medicaid expansion wasn't included in the g-o-p versions of the budget... some delegates says there's still a lot to celebrate. on the house side... up to 2- hundred 72 million dollars in lottery revenue would head to virginia public schools. the house also hopes to see higher education costs under control.# tourism leaders hope putting the roanoke valley under one brand
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they're calling it virginia's blue ridge. the roanoke valley visitors and convention bureau presented its plan to the roanoke county board of supervisors. tourism officials want to highlight the mix of mountains and urban areas in the region. landon howard / roanoke valley visitors and convention bureau 11:29:46 the thing that is nice about "virginia's blue ridge" is that you can be salem in virginia's blue ridge, smith mountian lake in virginia's blue ridge. it's something we can all lay claim to. you'll soon see the virginia's blue ridge or v-b-r brand on stickers, brochures and other marketing tools.### botetourt county supervisors are reviewing a proposal that would halt the move of two historic slave structures back where they've sat for centuries. the group friends of the greenfield preston plantation presented supervisors with a check for 40- thousand dollars tuesday. the money raised is to help pay for a cancellation of the move of the buildings. steve clinton, former board member: 03:27:59 "it's an opportunity to go back and take a look at this thing and rethink it. it's pretty risk free for them, so i'm optimistic."
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give them a response to their proposal by tomorrow night before the next structure is planned to be moved.# wednesday: heavy rain with a few storms .flooding possible.highs in the upper 40s and lower 50s thursday: windy with highs in the middle 40s.power outages possible due to strong wind. light snow & rain showers for the highest elevations in our western counties mainly west va counties and counties boarding west va friday: breezy with highs in the lower 40s.. light snow & rain showers for the highest elevations in our western counties mainly west va counties and counties boarding west va saturday: mostly sunny with highs in the upper 40s sunday: sun & clouds with highs in the upper 50s monday: sun & clouds with highs
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wednesday: heavy rain with a few storms .flooding possible.highs in the upper 40s and lower 50s thursday: windy with highs in the middle 40s.power outages possible due to strong wind. light snow & rain showers for the highest elevations in our western counties mainly west va counties and counties boarding west va friday: breezy with highs in the
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need to know" before you head out the door this morning. jury deliberations continues today in the trial of murdered waynesboro reserve police captain kevin quick. six alleged gang members are charged... 4 of them are charged with quick's murder, the other two are accused of being part of a racketeering conspiracy. the republicans are now fixed on the march 1-st primaries --- or super tuesday... where a dozen states are voting. this comes after donald trump scored another big win yesterday in the nevada caucuses, leaving senators ted cruz and marco rubio in a tight
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parts of the gulf coast are starting to cleanup this morning after tornadoes and severe weather ripped through the area. the storms mangled trailers at an rv park, ripped off roofs from buildings and killed at least three people in louisiana and mississippi. wednesday: heavy rain with a few storms .flooding possible.highs in the upper 40s and lower 50s thursday: windy with highs in the middle 40s.power outages possible due to strong wind. our region as you head out the door this morning. ahead at 6..... why it's important for college students to vote. plus.... volvo plans to start selling cars without keys beginning in 2017. what they're using as a
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jury deliberations continue in the murder trial of a waynesboro police reserve captain. what prosecutors are asking jurors to pay attention to in the federal case.### 11:43:20 beth armstrong, virginia tech director of university scholarships and financial aid "there is for some families a sticker shock as we call it" college costs keep rising. what families are paying for... and why local universities say they're forced to raise tutition. # good morning and thanks for joining us on virginia today here on w-s-l-s 10. i'm jenna zibton. and i'm patrick mckee. a strong storm system hits the south.... severe storms and tornadoes tore through the gulf coast on tuesday. storms mangled trailers at an rv park, ripped off roofs from buildings and killed at least three people in louisiana and mississippi. this same system is heading towards southwest virginia. storm team ten meteorologist kristina montuori joins us now with more on what to expect . kristina?### wednesday: heavy rain with a few
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possible.highs in the upper 40s and lower 50s thursday: windy with highs in the middle 40s.power outages possible due to strong wind. light snow & rain showers for the highest elevations in our western counties mainly west va counties and counties boarding west va friday: breezy with highs in the lower 40s.. light snow & rain showers for the highest elevations in our western counties mainly west va counties and counties boarding west va saturday: mostly sunny with highs in the upper 40s sunday: sun & clouds with highs in the upper 50s monday: sun & clouds with highs in the upper 50s
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new this morning... an investigation continues after a homicide in roanoke. it happened just before 5 tuesday afternoon in the 500 block of westwood boulevard northwest. roanoke city police say a man was killed. officers are gathering evidence and interviewing witnesses. police have not yet made an arrest. if you have any information, you're asked to call police.### new overnight... danville police are investigating a homicide. just after midnight... police we called to the 2-hundred block of halifax street... after someone had been shot. they found a man with what looked like gunshot wounds. he was pronounced dead on scene. the body has been sent to the medical examiner's office for identification. call police if you know anything. # after three weeks of trial for the suspected gang members accused of killing waynesboro reserve police captain kevin quick, the case is now in the hands of 12 jurors.
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on what to expect today.### ananda the jury will continue to deliberate on the case involving six people allegedly members of a gang." vo four suspects are charged with the murder of waynesboro reserve police captain kevin quick while the other two are accused of being the gang's ring leaders in a racketeering conspiracy. the jury is looking at all pieces of evidence and what was brought up in these past three weeks. there were more than 50 witnesses who took to the stand. during closing arguments, prosecutors ask the jury to pay attention to the evidence defense. now kevin quick's family was also in the courtroom and at times emotional. on cam the jury is expected to continue deliberating this morning starting at 8:30. in the newsroom ananda rochita wsls 10. the primary election here in virginia is less than a week away.. tuesday virginians get the chance to weigh- in on the candidate they'd like to see win
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from radford university.. to virginia tech and liberty university .. the college vote could play a big role here in southwest virginia. w-s-l-s 10's erin brookshier joins us live with more on just how important the younger demographic is to the election.### college aged students and young adults can have a huge outcome in the races.. when they actually care about the candidates and get out to vote. in 20-12.. young voters were one of the key voting blocks that re- elected president barack obama... he won the 18- to-29 year old vote over mitt romney by more than five million voters. but the problem comes when the young people feel like the candidates are not speaking to their specific interests and wants-- and they tend to lose interest altogether. i spoke to one student at radford university yesterday.. who says he's one of the only students he knows that will be voting in the primary election. i'm one of the few. this is a recent thing, caring about the political elections and all
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of my friends don't even know who the president of our university is. so i'm one of the few of my classmates. a lot of young people make a very rational observation, saying i don't know a lot about the candidates so i shouldn't go vote, i should leave it to people that know more. i would say it's really not that hard. there's plenty of info out there i know there's a lot it can be a little overwhelming, but do a little homework. it doesn't take that much. many college towns have made it easier than ever for students to vote. both virginia tech and liberty university have on campus voting districts-- so students never have to leave campus to cast their votes on tuesday. the town of radford is a little smaller.. so students there will have to head off campus to vote. coming up in out next half hour-- more on the vicious cycle in politics that could be leading to a decrease in voters. eb, wsls 10. new this morning... the cost of college continues to rise....
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are, on average, among the nation's most expensive for students. steak and lobster for dinner... pools... and state of the art gyms. these are just a few of the things we found... that you're paying for on virginia campuses. the average 4- year school in virginia works out to $11,592. radford students pay less... while virginia tech and virginia military institute students pay more. but the price you pay isn't just for classes... and professors. we found out it also includes a lot of extras. there are mandatory fees... to support athletics, health services, transportation and paying off new buildings. 11:57:18 ilyes adjerid , taking a break from virginia tech i decided to take the semester off and i am just kind of working, getting my credit back up, get some money and i hopefully get some loans. 11:39:27 beth armstrong, virginia tech director of university scholarships and financial aid there is a borrowing issue but we have to make sure we're looking at why students are borrowing. it's very easy for students to accidentally over borrow. schools point to the drop in dollars from the state... for the rising costs. coming up tonight at six... on
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matters report... we take a closer look at what your money is paying for and how we got here. # in what's news today... lynchburg city schools announces a partnership with amazing grace outreach church today. the new partnership will provide students at the early learning center with nutritious food on weekends, holidays and during summer breaks. students at narrows high school will continue taking part in healthy relationships week. the women's resource center of the new river valley hosts the event which allows students to learn what it means to have healthy relationships either romantic, friendly or familial. lynchburg's vector space and areva host local students today for the seismic shake-up challenge in celebration of engineers week. students and their families will design and build structures and then test them on earthquake shaker tables. the event promotes stem education in the hill city. art as a business is the topic for a workshop led by
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business development center and the roanoke arts commission. a marketing expert will talk about how to market your business... and will moderate a panel of local artists. the healing arts program at carilion clinic and the artist registry at the roanoke valley convention and visitors bureau will also be discussed. # carroll county's newest millionaire will be revealed in cana. the weekend's winners will be formally presented with a ceremonial check for 1 million dollars from the virginia lottery. the store selling the winning ticket gets a 10- thousand dollar bonus. # consumer reports releases its 10 top picks for best cars of the year. the vehicles were rated on performance, reliability, owner satisfaction and safety. the honda fit scored top for
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reliability and competitive fuel usage. best compact car goes to the subaru impreza while the toyota camry gets the best midsized car pick. the subaru forester tops the list for best small suv. for those looking at luxury suvs scored high. the toyota sorento is named best minivan . the ford f-150 tops the list for best pickup truck. and for the sports car driver -- the mazda mx-5 miata
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volvo wants to replace car keys with smartphones. according to the automaker, bluethooth- enabled smartphones can actually become digital keys .. eliminating the need for a physical key or fob. the smartphone would be able to not only start the car... but also unlock the doors and trunk. and the same device would be able to handle multiple digital keys--- one for every volvo car in the family. volvo will start to test the technology this spring. # turning back to the forecast... storm team ten meteorologist kristina montuori has more -- kristina?? wednesday: heavy rain with a few storms .flooding possible.highs in the upper 40s and lower 50s thursday: windy with highs in the middle 40s.power outages possible due to strong wind. light snow & rain showers for the highest
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counties mainly west va counties and counties boarding west va friday: breezy with highs in the lower 40s.. light snow & rain showers for the highest elevations in our western counties mainly west va counties and counties boarding west va saturday: mostly sunny with highs in the upper 40s sunday: sun & clouds with highs in the upper 50s monday: sun & clouds with highs in the upper 50s . wednesday: heavy rain with a few storms .flooding possible.highs in the upper 40s and lower 50s thursday: windy with highs in the middle 40s.power outages possible due to strong wind. light snow & rain showers for the highest elevations in our western counties mainly west va counties and counties
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with highs in the lower 40s.. light snow & rain showers for the highest elevations in our western counties mainly west va counties and counties boarding west va saturday: mostly sunny with highs in the upper 40s sunday: sun & clouds with highs in the upper 50s monday: sun & clouds with highs in the upper 50s . wednesday: heavy rain with a few storms .flooding possible.highs in the upper 40s and lower 50s thursday: windy with highs in the middle 40s.power outages possible due to strong wind. light snow & rain showers for the highest elevations in our western counties mainly west va counties and counties boarding west va friday: breezy with highs in the lower 40s.. light snow & rain showers for the highest elevations in our western
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counties and counties boarding west va saturday: mostly sunny with highs in the upper 40s sunday: sun & clouds with highs in the upper 50s monday: sun & clouds with highs in the upper 50s . healthy living can be a challenge... especially for busy moms. how a popular online video is creating smiles for people normally frustrated by exercise. # plus frank underwood may be a scheming politician, but he still deserves a presidential portrait. the artwork honoring house of cards... when we look at whats
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i'm hillary clinton and i approve this message. her life's work has been about breaking barriers. and so would her presidency. which is why, for every american who's not being paid what they're worth... who's held back by student debt or a system tilted against them- and there are far too many of you- she understands that our country can't reach it's potential... unless we all do. together. a stronger country. now to what's trending now... a look at the biggest social networking, online and technology talkers. fitness fans are raising a glass
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one california mother's viral video. more than 25 million people have viewed "april storey's" unique exercise technique...which is being called "the wine workout." the 24-year-old uses bottles of wine for bicep curls... and rewards herself with a sip after completely lunges and push-ups. while most of the social media comments have been positive, some people worry about april hurting herself or spilling her wine. storey says she justs wants to show people that fitness is something you do anywehere... and you can use anything. a messed-up breakfast order
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employees of banking company charles schwab. the c-e-o told the new york times that he will sometimes have a restaurant intentionally mess up the order of his dining companion. he explains that it allows him to better gauge a person's character by how they react to adversity. the c-e-o adds that it's a great way to get a look inside their heart
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president frank underwood has finally joined the ranks of fellow american commanders-in- chief. a new portrait featuring kevin spacey in his "house of cards" role will be on display today through october at the smithsonian national portrait gallery. for the unveiling... spacey appeared in character with several other cast members.. joined by actual members of the white house press corps. its to promote the popular netflix drama that deals with the dark side of politics in washington d-c. season four premiers march 4th. now to kristina, with for a look at
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welcome back to virginia today here on w-s-l-s 10....it's i'm patrick mckee. i'm jenna zibton. the hokies finally end their losing streak on the road. wsls 10's john appicello has highlights from boston.### appy good morning everybody.. the hokies are back on the a- c-c road again last night... one of five away games.. to just two home contests..in a 27 day stretch.. vo
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boston college it's justin robinson...the dish to justin bibbs...swooping in for 2 of his 12..he had 10 boards as well.. as buzz williams..and the hokies are trying to knotch a 7th acc win....after just 2 last year. off the inbounds...jalen hudson..the 3 and the foul... hokies by 13...40-27 at the break. second half...seth allen..for the layup 2....of his 14 to lead the hokies... the hokies pull away for a 71-56 win...to move to 15-13.....7-8 in the acc... they can move to 500...with a win at wake forest sunday full screen women's big south action..liberty and radford..both with road wins tonight. appy northside..is busy having a season to remember.. tonight..anothe r step to take in the region quarterfinals of 3a west-- vo
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kendrick tucker lobbing it up to shey webb...for the tap-two... later..george bright going tough to the tin...for 2.... and bright feeds carlos boogie basham...the tower of power..for the bucket and the foul. northside waxes waynesboro to advance. 64-45 vo another conference champ..william byrd in the 4a ranks.. hosting heritage out of leesburg. quick corner feed to dylan gravely...for 3.. leesburg...gets this off the inbounds.. anthony cox....the catch convert 2. but more byrd..the drop to jaylen wheeler for 3 william byrd overcomes some poor foul shooting...for a 58-47 win. vo girls 3a region quarters.. coach randy bush and the lady titans hosting broadway-- close game first quarter- broadway's chrissy delawder knockin down the 3 from the corner. but the titans look to cina guh-ray--she's driving for the layup.. more underneath..wat ch the miss...and then the steal and
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for your heart... still to come, an easy way to get your diet in line too. a northern virginia uber drive says he was attacked by three passengers. what he thinks caused the violence. # "the mosquito is the most dangerous animal on the planet. they can spread the zika infection widely & quickly" new cases of the zika virus hit the
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the results are in. donald trump wins the g-o-p nevada caucus... the next steps in the race for the oval... and why a local professor says its important that college students get out and vote. # "i thank god that i made it." plus... lucky to be alive. the remarkable story of a local teen who survived after being hit by a train. good morning and thanks for
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here on wsls 10. i'm jenna zibton. and i'm patrick mckee. a violent and deadly storm system is causing lots of destruction across the deep south. at least 11 tornadoes have torn through four states, killing three people... and injuring more than two dozen others. one of the most hard-hit areas appeared to be a recreational vehicle park in southern louisiana. elsewhere an 18 wheeler tossed onto its side....the roof of at least one home was ripped off.....while a gym near new orleans was left without some of its walls.... nocgvarnell oliver:28-:32 "you just hear whirling wind...the house started shaking it just lifted up and started flipping." butted chief randy dufrene, livingston police"i could see the top of the tornado coming down going...looked like crossing the road there and the doors stared sucking in where we were at back there." the governors of louisiana and mississippi have declared states of emergency. and this dangerous system is on the move...heading to southwest virginia.
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kristina montuori joins us now with more on what to expect.. kristina? wednesday: heavy rain with a few storms .flooding possible.highs in the upper 40s and lower 50s thursday: windy with highs in the middle 40s.power outages possible due to strong wind. light snow & rain showers for the highest elevations in our western counties mainly west va counties and counties boarding west va friday: breezy with highs in the lower 40s.. light snow & rain showers for the highest elevations in our western counties mainly west va counties and counties boarding west va saturday: mostly sunny with highs in the upper 40s sunday: sun & clouds with highs in the upper 50s
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donald trump heads into super tuesday claiming victory in three states so far. he swept the nevada caucuses last night. but they're still counting votes this morning. the state's republican party is still trying to figure out how to divide all its delegates, but most of them will go to trump. with nevada behind them, the candidates are focused on super tuesday. sot: donald trump/ r presidential candidate "of course, if you listen to the pundits we weren't expected to win too much and now we're winning, winning, winning. the country. and soon the country is going to start winning, winning, winning." 12 states will get their chance to vote on march 1- st. ### presidential hopefuls are in virginia... ahead of super tuesday. donald trump is looking for a place for a campaign stop in our area. the general manager of the berglund center says trump's campaign reached out... but the date wasn't available. today... trump is speaking at the regents university presidential
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meanwhile... former president bill clinton comes to virginia to campaign for his wife, hillary clinton. he's expected to visit richmond... and northern virginia. this comes after democratic candidate bernie sanders made a stop in norfolk tuesday. he touched on a wide range of issues including.. unemployment... and creating an economy that works for everyone. # we've been closely following the caucus and primary elections in key states over the past month. w-s-l-s 10's erin brookshier is live with how local students will likely play a big role in the election.### the younger voters can play a huge role in who runs for and eventually wins the race for the white house.. president barack obama spoke to college aged voters during his campaigns... and in turn-- they gave him a huge boost, winning by five million votes over mitt romney in the younger age demographics. but overall.. young voters have been turning out less and less to cast their votes.. according to the u-s census bureau, voters 18-to-24 have consistently voted
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other age groups in presidential elections since 19--62. scott dunn.. an associate professor at radford university, says many college students just don't feel like the candidates care about them. it's sort of a viscious circle the candidates don't speak to young people because they don't vote and the young people don't vote because the candidates aren't speaking to them. the exceptions, we see people like barack obama, bernie sanders and rand paul-- are people who are seen as outside of the norm. that may be appealing to young people who are getting jaded with politicians. dunn says he hopes that when students get excited about a particular candidate... that excitement transfers to voting in more elections-- even if their specific candidate doesn't win the first time. the primary election is coming up on tuesday.. and some college towns, like virginia tech and liberty university have created special on- campus voting precincts so students don't have to leave campus to cast their votes.
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after a roanoke teen was hit by a train and survived. the accident happened tuesday morning as the 17-year-old walked to school. wsls 10's brie jackson spoke his family.### brie it was quite a day for 17 year old mathieu bonhomme. unexpected happened. the patrick henry student was hit by a train. vo the 10th grader was running late for school tuesday morning and took a short cut. police say he was walking near these train tracks with his head phones on when all of a sudden... the teen was hit by a train. he walked away with cuts on both hands....across his face and other minor injuries. now that he's home safe and doing well...his family says their son is living proof that miracles happen. sot mathieu bonhomme - hit by a trian: 11:59:24 "when you hear someone gets hit by a train you don't thinking they are living but i lived" evelyne bonhomme /son survived being hit by train: 12:05:26
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always in the business of making miracle everyday." contvo mathieu says he expects to be out of school for a week. but he wants to go back as soon as possible because he enjoys learning. oncam as i left his house tonight..he said "be safe". in the studio...brie jackson wsls 10.s three men from northern virginia are facing assault charges... 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. one of the car windows was also smashed. police say ... all three men face several charges # today lawmakers are addressing the public's growing concern about the spread of the zika virus. a senate committee will hold a hearing to discuss the latest on the virus. this comes as the centers for disease control investigates 14 new cases in the u-s. health officials say it appears sexual transmission of the virus appears to be more
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sot: anne schuchat, md - cdc - :10 - :26 "in each of the episodes, a man was traveling to a zika affected area, developed symptoms that were consistent with zika, and within two week's of the man's symptoms, the female partner developed symptoms consistent with zika virus." the c-d-c advises expectant mothers to use condoms or abstain from sex. nevertheless, the most likely way to be infected with zika is through a mosquito bite. zika has been confirmed in 23 u-s states... including virginia.### in this morning's 10 cares heart health... getting exercise is important... but eating the right foods can also have a big impact on your heart... and preventing heart disease. 23:39:13 don mankie, carilion clinic registered dietician increasing vegetables and fruits, they provide fiber and a lot of nutrients such as potassium. whole grains make magnesium so those are some important nutrients for heart health 23 carilion clinic registered dietician... don mankie... says getting five to seven vegetables
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he suggests adding them at mealtime to make sure you're getting some. limit processed foods... the new mantra is "eating foods without labels". mankie says you should be having two servings of fish a week and limiting red meat to 18 ounces. # a new gallup report ranks naples, florida as the number one overall community for well-being in the u-s. salinas, california landed in second place ... followed by sarasota, florida .. fort collins, colorado and barnstable town, massaschusetts. charleston, west virginia ranked last in well-being with more people there plagued by poor health and financial problems.### as we've mentioned.. a massive storm brought several tornadoes to the south. and that same system is heading to southwest virginia. lets check in with kristina for more on what to expect in the day ahead... wednesday: heavy rain with a few
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and lower 50s thursday: windy with highs in the middle 40s.power outages possible due to strong wind. light snow & rain showers for the highest elevations in our western counties mainly west va counties and counties boarding west va friday: breezy with highs in the lower 40s.. light snow & rain showers for the highest elevations in our western counties mainly west va counties and counties boarding west va saturday: mostly sunny with highs in the upper 40s sunday: sun & clouds with highs in the upper 50s monday: sun & clouds with highs in the upper 50s . wednesday: heavy rain with a few storms .flooding possible.highs in the upper 40s and lower 50s thursday: windy with highs in the middle 40s.power outages possible due to strong wind. light snow & rain showers for the highest elevations in our western counties mainly west va
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west va friday: breezy with highs in the lower 40s.. light snow & rain showers for the highest elevations in our western counties mainly west va counties and counties boarding west va saturday: mostly sunny with highs in the upper 40s sunday: sun & clouds with highs in the upper 50s monday: sun & clouds with highs in the upper 50s . wednesday: heavy rain with a few storms .flooding possible.highs in the upper 40s and lower 50s thursday: windy with highs in the middle 40s.power outages possible due to strong wind. light snow & rain showers for the highest elevations in our western counties mainly west va counties and counties boarding west va friday: breezy with highs in the lower 40s.. light snow & rain showers for the highest elevations in our western counties mainly west va counties and counties boarding west va saturday: mostly sunny
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sunday: sun & clouds with highs in the upper 50s monday: sun & clouds with highs in the upper 50s . wednesday: heavy rain with a few storms .flooding possible.highs in the upper 40s and lower 50s thursday: windy with highs in the middle 40s.power outages possible due to strong wind. light snow & rain showers for the highest our picture of the day comes from email us the pictures you've taken around the area. send them to news-at- wsls.com. remember to include your name and a short description to go along with the photo. we'll pick our favorite every morning... to show on-air and post on our facebook page. tourism leaders in the roanoke tourism leaders in the roanoke valley are hoping to brand the region. what they're calling it.... and why they say it will bring more people to the area. #
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chapter in our history." obama proposes that congress close guantanamo bay in cuba a look at the plan that he has been working on for the last 7 years. but first...a live look at the roanoke blacksburg regional airport. a wet start to the morning in
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president obama is reigniting
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prison at guantanamo bay. the president announced he's sending congress a plan that would deport detainees who are eligible... and bring dozens of suspected terrorists to the u-s. what to do with gitmo has been a hot button political issue... since the aftermath of the september 11th terrorist attacks. the president argues america is actually less safe... housing detainees at gitmo ... because other terrorist groups are using that - as a recruiting tool. he adds there's no need for a prison in cuba where u-s law do not apply. president obama:24-:37 "we can capture terrorists, protect the american people and - and when done right - we can try them and put them in our maximum security prisons and it works just fine." several republicans disagree with the closure. # an effort to bring back parole in virginia has stalled in the house of delegates. supporters, including governor terry mcauliffe, wanted to help a group of
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who could have been unfairly punished because there trial juries were not told that parole was abolished. the bill only applies to non- violent offenders. prison system leaders say there are only 17 of those in the state. the senate passed the measure earlier this month, but a house subcommittee killed the bill.### state capitol lawmakers and staffers are busy working toward a deal on virginia's two- year budget. during hearings.. they've reviewed the details of the republican- led proposals in the house and senate. while democrats were disappointed medicaid expansion wasn't included in the g-o-p versions of the budget... some delegates says there's still a lot to celebrate. on the house side... up to 2- hundred 72 million dollars in lottery revenue would head to virginia public schools. the house also hopes to see higher education costs under control.# tourism leaders hope putting the roanoke valley under one brand will help attract more visitors. they're calling it virginia's blue ridge. the roanoke valley visitors and convention bureau presented
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roanoke county board of supervisors. tourism officials want to highlight the mix of mountains and urban areas in the region. landon howard / roanoke valley visitors and convention bureau 11:29:46 the thing that is nice about "virginia's blue ridge" is that you can be salem in virginia's blue ridge, smith mountian lake in virginia's blue ridge. it's something we can all lay claim to. you'll soon see the virginia's blue ridge or v-b-r brand on stickers, brochures and other marketing tools.### botetourt county supervisors are reviewing a proposal that would halt the move of two historic slave structures back where they've for centuries. the group friends of the greenfield preston plantation presented supervisors with a check for 40- thousand dollars tuesday. the money is to help pay for canceling the move. steve clinton, former board member: 03:27:59 "it's an opportunity to go back and take a look at this thing and rethink it. it's pretty risk free for them, so i'm optimistic." the group has asked the board to give them a response to their proposal by tonight. the next building is scheduled to
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need to know" before you head out the door this morning. jury deliberations continues today in the trial of murdered waynesboro reserve police captain kevin quick. six alleged gang members are charged... 4 of them are charged with quick's murder, the other two are accused of being part of a racketeering conspiracy. the jury is looking at all pieces of evidence and what was brought up in these past three weeks. during closing arguments, prosecutors ask the jury to pay attention to the evidence and not the quote "distractions" from the defense. the republicans are now fixed on the march 1-st primaries --- or super tuesday... where a dozen states are voting. this comes after donald trump scored another big win yesterday in the nevada caucuses, leaving senators ted cruz and marco rubio in a tight race for second. in his victory speech, trump hinted that he could wrap up the nomination in a couple of months. #### parts of the gulf coast are starting to cleanup this morning after tornadoes and severe weather ripped through the area. at least 11 tornadoes have torn through four states,
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injuring more than two dozen others. the storms mangled trailers at an rv park, ripped off roofs from buildings and knocked out power for thousands. wednesday: heavy rain with a few storms .flooding possible.highs in the upper 40s and lower 50s thursday: windy with highs in the middle 40s.power outages possible due to strong wind. light snow & rain showers for the highest elevations in our western counties mainly west va counties and counties boarding west va friday: breezy with highs in the lower 40s.. light snow & rain showers for the highest elevations in our western counties mainly west va counties and counties boarding west va saturday: mostly sunny with highs in the upper 40s sunday: sun & clouds with highs in the upper 50s monday: sun & clouds with our region as you head out the door this morning.
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coming up next on today... bundle up under the covers or maybe not.find out the best sleep temperature to get a good night's rest and from the hit netflix series, "house of cards", kevin spacey will talk about the pivotal power- struggles in the upcoming season. here's a live look at blacksburg from our virginia tech skycam.
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good morning. three-peat. >> we're winning, winning, winning. >> donald trump cruises to victory in nevada, his third straight win in the republican presidential race. super tuesday is a week away and he's ahead in nearly every state. does h think the nomination is his to lose? we'll talk to him live. tornado outbreak. >> it's crossing the road. look at that! >> a string of twisters across the south, entire neighborhoods wiped out. the damage stretching from louisiana to florida. at least three people killed, more than 30 others injured. there's more dangerous weather today. new cases, new fear. 14 more women potentially infected with zika by their male partners here in the united states. the growing outbreak to the address at a hearing on capitol hill this morning. too accommodating? the opening day at the trial of

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