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nats of tornado ripping now at 7 ... families uprooted and homes destroyed. the destruction left behind after a powerful e-f-3 tornado tears through central virginia with winds up to 165 miles-per-hour. tracie morgan - " as soon as everything stopped i just looked out the door and i saw that the house was gone." how families who have lost so much ... are just beginning to pick up the pieces. governor terry mcauliffe - "by the grace of god this did not happen in the middle of the night and i think if that had been the case there would have been many more fatalities." governor terry mcauliffe visits appomattox county to assess the damage. and ... we're bringing you live team coverage from that area as the community begins to recover. good evening, and thanks for
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and i'm dawn jefferies. this is the strongest tornado to ever hit appomattox county. according to the national weather service .. the e-f-3 tornado ... covered 13 miles ... killing one person in its path. state police say 78-year-old edward harris was thrown from his home. he was found last night in an area nearby. 7 others were hurt. now the community is pitching in ... to help those impacted. wsls ten's duke joins us now live from appomattox county. duke ... you spoke to the coach of the appomattox county high school football team. what is he saying about his players supporting the community? football coach doug smith is very proud of his players on the team giving back and helping the community aww work work he says there are about 25 members helping to clean the debris left behind from the storm. some have been out removing
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of the churches impacted by the storm. the coach is glad to see his players volunteering. doug smith/appomatto x county high school football coach - "it makes me feel great last night they knew all the stuff happened they got on the phone with each other and wanted to know what they could do to help and they say count me in coach i'll be there." smith says his players will be out until dark and will come back again tomorrow to help the community. duke ... this is certainly a community effort, but this isn't the first time this team has come together. exactly, lindsey the team came together under the coach's "power of one" mission last season . after a number of tragic incidents involving high school students. they went on to win the 2-a state football championship. for now ... live in appomattox duke carter wsls 10.
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state police say 20 homes were destroyed and at least 100 other structures were damaged. our team coverage continues now with wsls ten's colter anstaett. he joins us now live in appomattox county as well... colter ... right now clean-up is the main focus ... what are officers reminding people when they're sorting through debris? right now obviously clean up is the focus we have seen it all day here in evergreen and across the county at a press conference this afternoon the appomattox public information officer reminded to citizens to be careful and take their time cleaning up. vicki phelps - "...... or dehydrated.
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me here at evergreen baptist church and it will likely continue for several more days so definitely keep that advice in mind. team ten chief meteorologist jeff haniewich. jeff ... the national weather service determined this today. can you explain how that was reached? after yesterday's severe weather and tornado outbreak across the region, it was nice to see a more tranquil day even though the wind was howling. let's talk about the two tornadoes confirmed: 1 evergreen in appomattox county ef3, winds: 136- 165 path width: 400 yds width of four football fields path length: 13 miles 7 injuries, 1 fatality 2 ararat in patrick county ef1, winds
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path width: 0.5 miles path length: 1.75 miles no injuries our thoughts and prayers remain with all involved in yesterday's tornadoes. it was no doubt very windy on thursday, with some gusts over 50 mph. it will remain windy for us through friday. as a matter of fact, a wind advisory remains in effect for areas along and west of the parkway until 7:00a on friday. these are the locations that could continue to see wind gusts over 40 or 50 mph. in addition to the wind, we did have mountain snow showers today too. parts of the nrv and highlands did return to winter today, with the favored west slopes above 2000 feet picking governor terry mcauliffe got a first hand look at the damage today. his first stop was in evergreen... where 100 homes are
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we walked along with him as he assessed the damage ... met with the national weather service and locals whose homes were damaged. he also toured the damage by helicopter for an aerial view. governor terry mcauliffe- "it's obviously a very serious situation as we flew around ... entire homes literally gone ... foundations the only things left on the ground there ... it's a very sad situation." the governor handed his personal number to victims in case they need assistance. he says he's asking the help with cleanup costs. wsls 10s rachel lucas was there during his walking tour- and during his walking tour- and spoke with several families who lost their homes. absolutely- governor mcauliffe met with tracie morgan been searching the
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behind me to try and find their family belongings. this used to be their mothers home. now it's completely gone. when the tornado hit evergreen last night the family was in seperate homes. luckily tracie's home is still standing....but when she walked outside she noticed her mothers home where her brother was sleeping was destroyed. it took them about an hour and a half to find him. he was ripped from his home and thrown across the yard....thankful ly he had a four legged family member that saved him. tracie morgan, lives in appomattox co.: "he was inside and he was sleeping and his dog woke him and i guess the wallarted to co wn. he gotrown over there. tsad thing is we found the dog dead just a little bit ago. so we wrapped her up and are going to bury her." despite the devastation the community says they have a lot to be thankful for. in evergreen on rachel lucas's wsls 10. as families .. friends .. and neighbors band together to pick up the pieces ..
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also surveying the damage and destruction. wsls 10's jonathan kegges continues our team coverage .. from a debris- filled evergreen .. with signs of hope. first off you don't need me or the national weather service to tell you that there is so much devastation throughout the town. it breaks your heart to see peoples' lives thrown across this nearby field. as you mentioned the national weather service was surveying the damage to classify how strong the winds were and assign it its number on the enhanced fujita scale. here is some video of the survey team meeting with the governor earlier this afternoon. not only are they looking at the damage, but they are looking at what the structure is. a home, a mobile home and what the structure is made out of. for example it's much harder to crumble a brick building versus a wood building. "notice there was an american flag tangled up in the power lines. i said that's exactly who we are. where americans we're strong." and it's going to take sometime again this afternoon the national weather service confirmed ef3 tornado damage. that's wind of 136-165 mph. something more indicative of the midwest and not virginia. reporting live jonathan kegges wsls 10.
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parts of the commonwealth are still trying to assess the damage left behind. this is video from waverly ... where an e-f-one tornado with winds up to 110 miles-per-hour ... ripped through a mobile home park. three people who lived in the park ... including a two-year-old ... were killed. a 30-year-old ... the childs mother ... is seriously hurt and remains in the hospital tonight. in addition ... seven other people suffered non-life injuries during the storm. national guard troops and state emergency response teams are in essex county after another e-f-3 tornado left more than 2- dozen people hurt and buildings destroyed. governor terry mcauliffe was there assessing the damage. it was his final stop after visiting appomattox county and waverly. 25 people are hurt ... and at least 15 buildings destroyed. buster tharp / family hurt in storm - he said it was basically
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through his house. he woke up underneath his truck, you know, 40 yards away. his little boy was over in the field essex county schools are closed ... along with several roads ... and neighborhoods due to downed power lines. state police are asking people to stay away from affected areas while crews work to clear the damage. we will of course continue to follow this situation tonight on wsls 10 at 11. when we're not on the air ... head to our website... w-s-l-s dot com. still ahead on wsls 10 at 7 ... changes are coming to the jackson river technical center. what it means for students in alleghany county and the city of
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we're learning more details about a case out of franklin county. as we've previously reported ... police charged katherine dellis
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woman ... after a baby was found dead in a dumpster. according to search warrants filed in roanoke circuit court ... dellis went to carilion roanoke memorial hospital for treatment. an examination later revealed conditions consistent with recently giving birth. she told an investigator at the hospital ... she delivered a baby at home and put it in a garbage bag. an autopsy showed the pregnancy ended in a stillbirth. an investigator said dellis didn't know about her first pregnancy until she was in her eighth month. dellis is charged with unlawful concealment of human remains. a woman pleads guilty to killing an elliston man and hiding his body in concrete. 53-year-old janice widenor pled guilty to abuse or neglect of an incapacitated adult resulting in death and concealment of a dead body. she'll serve 10 years in prison. widenor was found incompetent to stand trial in october and was ordered to undergo treatment. 70-year-old james austin was found entombed in concrete inside her home in january of last
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earlier. a former employee of the pittsylvania county sheriff's office is indicted for having a an inmate. 49-year-old sharon mckenzie is indicted on three felony charges including carnal knowledge with an inmate. she was arrested and released on bond. mckenzie worked in the jail's kitchen since july 20-14. she's expected to be back in court march third. changes are coming to a local technical center after the alleghany county school board approves a new technology plan. under the plan ... the i-t department would be moved out of the jackson river technical center. right now ... alleghany shares the department with covington city schools. wsls10's christina craig explains what the next steps are for both systems. 0-4 eugene kotulka, alleghany county public schools superintendent - "we want students to be ready for the future and be well prepared." as part of the alleghany county school district's 2020 initiative, school administrators want to put laptops in the hands of every student ...
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shuffling around the district's i-t department. eugene kotulka, alleghany county public schools superintendent - "if we are going to add over 2,000 devices to the system over a period of four years, then again if you look at studies on the one to one initiatives across the county a key ingredient is having enough support to support that program. and therefore we knew we needed to increase that support." the county's superintendent says the district has the space and resources to grow .. but that means no longer sharing those resources with the covington school district. alleghany would move the i-t department out of j-r-t-c to the district's central office ... leaving covington school leaders to meet its own i-t needs. thomas long, covington city school superintendent - "we would certainly rather the service continue at j-r- t-c, plans to have all those needs." superintendent long says he knew this change could happen. now, covington is looking for space to house its own service. as for when laptops will be in these hands ... alleghany high school freshmen and sophomores will get them first in the spring of 2017 ... then ... the
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order more over the next four years. 1:21-1:38 alleghany also plans to move its shared alternative education program with covington out of jackson river technical center. the district will expand its existing alternative education program to soon include high school students. in studio, christina craig, wsls10. jeff will have another check of your storm team 10 forecast
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outbreak across the region, it was nice to see a more tranquil day even though the wind was howling. let's talk about the two tornadoes confirmed: 1 evergreen in appomattox county ef3, winds: 136- 165 path width: 400 yds width of four football fields path length: 13 miles 7 injuries, 1 fatality 2 ararat in patrick county ef1, winds 95-105 path width: 0.5 miles path length: 1.75 miles no injuries our thoughts and prayers remain with all involved in yesterday's tornadoes. it was no doubt very windy on thursday, with some gusts over 50 mph. it will remain windy for us through friday. as a matter of fact, a wind advisory remains in effect for areas along and west of the parkway until 7:00a on friday. these are the locations that could continue to see wind gusts over 40 or 50 mph. in addition to the wind, we did have mountain snow showers today too. parts of the nrv and highlands did return to winter today, with
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slopes above 2000 feet picking up on a light accumulation in spots. that chance for west slope snow showers will continue through this evening. tonight: mostly cloudy with any mountain snow showers ending, blustery with lows in the upper 20s to near 30. friday: partly to mostly sunny, cool & breezy with highs in the lower 40s. the weekend is looking very nice for outdoor activities. both days will be mainly sunny. and temperatures will go up through the period. saturday will top out in the mid-to-upper 40s, while on sunday, we should hit the lower 60s! the lower 60s will stay in the forecast early next week too! monday, though, will probably see a little more cloud cover. late in the day we may even see a few showers in the mountains. tuesday will be mostly cloudy with spotty showers possible. it will stay warm though with highs around 60. we will fall to near 50 on wednesday and will continue to drop into the lower 40s on thursday. wednesday will be mostly
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possible, while thursday looks to dry out and see more sunshine. a leading lady takes the title of a leading lady takes the title of being the highest-paid oscar nominee .... the actress who made 52-million- dollars in just one year and the
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what's all this nonsense about balls? pink balls, blue, yellow, red. it's hard to keep the whole thing straight. and all these so-called deals? well, they come with a lot of deal breakers. like when you leave the city the signal goes weak. u.s. cellular built a network to give you a stronger signal where the other guys don't. and as for deals? how's $300 back for every line you switch? $300! no ball nonsense. get $300 per line and a stronger signal,
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hunger games star jennifer lawrence is this year's highest- paid oscar nominee. according to forbes ... lawrence ... who's nominated for best actress for her performance in "joy" ... earned 52-million dollars between june of 20-14 and june of 20-15.
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much as the second highest- paid oscar nominee ... leonardo dicaprio ... who made 29-million. he's nominated for best actor for his performance in "the revenant." here's what you can expect to see tonight in primetime ... starting at eight it's you me and the apocalypse. after that it's the blacklist at nine.
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we'll see y the donald trump tapes. >> deborah: could his racy interview from years ago come back to haunt him? >> every time i do your show, i get in trouble. and then, savage attack. >> i'm pregnant. >> a woman so desperate for a baby, she did the unthinkable. >> complete shock that someone could do that. and the erin andrews peeping tom trial. >> the day she called 911. >> video taped without her knowing without her clothes on in the hotel. and then bizarre noises from nowhere.

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