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system that took a deadly turn in other parts of the commonwealth. we will give you all of the information you need. thank you for joining us on wsls . going into full effect this evening, we're learning nearly 500 customers are without power in the chatham area. >> also reporting about 500 outages right now. appomattox county has seen some of the worst damaged tonight.d1s`0 colter, you were inside when that storm hit and you have been assessing the conditions in appomattox since arriving there. >> reporter: i did just right here a few minutes to go along for 60. pieces of debris like this, this looks like a piece of wood that maybe came from a house.
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i will step out and zoom in. you can kind of get a better idea of what is going on. i haven't had a chance to talk to anybody or see anything. but clearly, you can see the trees down there and traffic is backed up in both directions east and west on for 60. you can see it there. people are getting out of their cars and walking around. looking at the damage themselves. this is something i have been singing ever since i left appomattox coming to the evergreen area. as i can to the left, i will go ahead and zoom out and you can see some trees that have $ot: uprooted. pieces of what i would guess from a hold or rough. this is all up and down for 60 -- 460. you can see across the road on the eastbound side of 460, you can see the homes that have
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nothing much left of it. we will continue to stay out here. and follow developments. we will bring you new developments as we get them from the appomattox county and kd4dr( >> coulter, before we let you go, that houston looks to be -- that house looks to be in terrible shape and i believe that is a house that we had a picture of earlier. is that the worst you have seen. -- >> reporter: that is the worst i have seen so far since i have gotten on scene. there's a house little farther down the road that is blocked by some trees.yh it looks like it may have potential damage but i cannot tell because of the way the trees are set. but this house is the worst i have seen and i am hoping everyone is okay. >> coulter is live in appomattox as he gets more details for us tonight.
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homes were destroyed and debris was scattered throughout the road. the fire department and chief were driving through the area towards virginia beach when the storm hit. joining me now are donnie and josephine rickman. thank you for joining us. tell us about what you saw as you were driving.>> as we were coming down 460 into waverley, it just got really heavy rain and everything in the winds started whipping and traffic stopped. and a mobile home was flung off of its foundation across for 60. a public official came up to us and asked us if we would turn around. we were in route to virginia beach. and i asked if anyone was hurt and he said that five had been confirmed dead so
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-- and to 626. one house, you could actually see all the way through the house. and people were outside. there are trees on top of houses and it looks like a crane had been not down. and all of this is behind a church. and the church was not even touched. >> were you scared? did you ]k/ back at any point, did you think we could be hit with some of this damage is 2 >> with my husband being a fire chief, he knew what to do. after it all dies down, i got out and snap a few shots. i could not get close to the mobile home but i did get all of the emergency crew and everything that was up there. but it was rain.
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dead silent. >> thank you so much for joining us and they goodness you guys are okay driving through that terrible storm. and as the damage cleanup continues locally, we will get to jeff hamlin who is tracking the current conditions. what is going on outside right now? >> reporter: the best they can give you is that the worst is over. but we will probably have more storm reports coming in. loss of wind damage across. and appomattox county where it certainly looks like a tornado touched down here in and around evergreen. so we will turn our attention to the wind. it's going to be very windy with a wind advisory in effect. your forecast for today, the mountains will likely have wind gusts up to 40 miles an hour. out east, you could have wind gusts up to 30 miles an hour. the winds become a factor for us tonight and tomorrow and
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ground, we could see somezrt: we are also following breaking news. the jury has found all suspects guilty on all charges. we arrived outside the courthouse in roanoke. they have deliberated for several hours. >> reporter: after three weeks and about 10 hours of deliberating, the jury decided the stakes. for people are found guilty in -d
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cost of college here in the cost of college continues to rise.>> public institutions are on average. among the nation's most expensive. virginia comes in at the most expensive -- fifth most expensive in the country. >> in this special education matters report, janet takes a closer look at what your money is paying for and how it got here. -- how we got here. >> steak and lobster for dinner -- >> reporter: steak and lobster for dinner. these are the things you are
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>> it's pretty rough. it's getting more and more expensive. they keep adding fees on. you don't know where they are going to. >> reporter: he says the cost is too much. he is taking a break putting off his mechanical engineering degree.>> i'm just kind of working and getting my credit back up. >> reporter: virginia college costs continue to rise. up 7% every year for the past decade. the average four-year school in virginia works out to more than $11,000 per year. forgiveness check and bmi students will pay more while bradford university students will pay less. adding the cost of room and board and the price has rise -- risen to an average of $25,000 per year. after four years, that's like paying for the stingray with money left over. >> there is for some families, a sticker shock as we call it.
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tuition and fees. >> but the prices you pay is not 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. a joint legislative body it -- audit says spending by schools increased mostly on non- academic services. at bradford, students pay fees totaling nearly 3 grand it includes almost 1204 athletics. at virginia tech, it's nearly 2 grand. as the money keeps adding up, students are walking away with more and more debt. >> it's obviously a real concern to all of us at virginia tech. >> reporter: the director, beth
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student loans data -- loan data. taking out more than $93 million in loans in the 2013 academic year your>> there is a borrowing issue but we have to mention that we are looking at why students are borrowing. it's very easy for students to accidentally over borrow.>> reporter: at bradford, state support dropped from 50% ,asqto less than 40%. putting the burden on family andp. student loans. >> it's obviously terrifying because nobody is going to help you. you have to do it for yourself. that's a small number. >> reporter: we asked for interviews with decision-makers but did not get an interview. schools say they are providing what student want -- students want here in with the record
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now, the areas best weather cast as awarded by the associated press. welcome back. i am storm team and urologist jeff hamlin. a possible tornado felt across appomattox county and into evergreen. in evergreen, trees down. in player, power lines down.
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damage in chatham. it has been a very active day and now, the active weather had -- has shifted farther east. all the way to south carolina and that is where they have tornado watches. i stress to you, the worst is over. to we have lingering showers tonight? absolutely. but they will be lingering rain showers. nothing more than that took by midnight or 1 am, jyu4we should be, for the most part, dry and then our attention turns to the shows an hours -- snow showers in the mountains. every now and again, we will still have snow showers in the river valley. and mountains. i do think as far east as the i80 corridor. as we head into later tomorrow night, the snowmachine kind of turns itself off and we will see those snow showers into west virginia. on friday, we will all be partly to mostly sunny from
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that it will be very windy. for the very latest on what we are anticipating as far as the wind, here's johnson.>> those winds are going to crank out through the evening and overnight tonight. all the way to 7:00 in the morning. that includes the brew bridge and ports to west. especially the higher mountain tops. exceeding 50 miles per hour. we will have general non- thunderstorm winds heading into tonight. everywhere, wind gusts on the order of 30 to 50 miles an hour continuing overnight into thursday.betj4gq backspread coming in at 40 to 50 mile an hour wind gust. bright purples going on and with that, we are talking about the chance of a few snow showers. mainly on the western slope. in terms of accumulation, not much. especially in the lower elevations. anywhere from a trace to possibly up to 2 inches. we will send it back over to jeff.
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it was very warm and humid and that added to the instability. temperatures virtually everywhere. temperatures will fall and you are looking at overnight lows in the 30s and 40s. mostly cloudy and windy. for the day tomorrow, high temperatures in the 40s and 50s. we could have b^z%lzmore sunshine tomorrow to the east and more cloud cover out to the west. your high on thursday 38. temperatures for friday, saturday. sunday through wednesday, lower 60s and by the way, on sunday, we will be mostly sunny. monday, we have chehalis but we turn mostly sunny again tuesday and wednesday. really turn warmer, we will actually be able to enjoy it as opposed to severe weather. let's get back out to wsls 10
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-- culture -- colter. >> reporter: i am here off of 460. you can see the headlights coming down westbound on 460. traffic is still a mess in this area. it has been for about the past hour.t9 crews are working to clean up all of the damage. just a s@1%short time ago, i was able to speak to a resident who lives here off of 460. about what he heard and saw when the storms rolled through. >> well, at first, i thought it was a train and got louder and louder. after a while, i your trees popping. so that it -- we went in and that is where we stayed. >> reporter: again, it is still
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very much a mess. we have emergency crews all over the road trying to direct traffic. if you don't have to be out here on for 60 e. or west -- 460 e. or west, the best advice is to avoid it right now and that everything gets settled down and cleaned up. that everybody do what they
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sound. now wsls 10 sports from the ford sports desk. >> figure out how to really play hard and that is something that has been approved throughout the whole year. the tough schedule we play. and hopefully, we are kind of hitting the high spots.. the ford county girls looking to punch their region into the finals tonight. they played a monster station -- session this year. running on all cylinders at just the right time.'s tonight, richview. in the meantime, college basketball. they may have dropped that three-point heartbreaker in miami. showed and excitement into charlottesville this weekend.
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holding the card -- tar heels.v >> i guess that's a good sign. we are playing a great team in carolina. a hotly contested conference rate so i think that the fact that it's here, it will bring a lot of excitement and we can play at our best in a good situation. >> carolina is still leading in the league standing. nascar news. anytime a team such as manufacturers or causes a fan ripped, shaking things up today. the team is switching from chevrolet to ford in 2017 which has to be labeled a shocker. tony stewart, kevin harbor, tony bush and evan kilpatrick
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reception -- in section in 09. the move ends the long-standing alliance they have had at hendrick motorsports where they received engines and chassis. very interesting. despite ms. to the contrary, the tigers agent says he is progressing nicely after back surgery. a couple of big games to note. we told you about north carolina's. the one villanova and number five xavier took the 76ers don't have much going right but that actually went right for them. he got clobbered. he wheeled and he still scored.
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out of philadelphia basketball. breaking news tonight. a new outbreak of deadly tornadoes. decimating homes and towns.
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on high alert. fears the biggest threat is yet to come. exploding air bags bombshell. news tonight half of all cars being driven right now in america might need to be recalled as investigators say the air bag maker continues to deceive customers even after deadly crashes. trump landslide. after crushing the competition in nevada, tonight he's aiming for a super tuesday knockout. also, milania trump, a rare one-on-one interview. does she ever think he's gone too far. and shocking blast caught on camera. a man's pocket suddenly bursts into flames. tonight a warning for everyone who uses e-cigarettes. "nightly news" begins right now. >> announcer: from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with lester holt. good evening. the death toll has risen even higher today from that violent storm system

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