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1 evergreen in appomattox county ef3, winds: 136- 165 path width: 400 yds width of four football fields path length: 13 miles 7 tonight out of kansas... where authorities say a series of shootings have left four people dead including the gunman. governor mcauliffe: we believe there were a total of 8 tornados that touched down in virginia to see these types of tornados at the end of february was truly astounding. plus... the commonwealth is hit by the deadliest tornadoes ever during the month of february. four people dead... and dozens injured. one of the hardest hit areas -- appomattox county... where a confirmed e-f- three tornado with winds up to 165 miles-per- hour tore through everything in its path. good evening, and thanks for joining us for wsls 10 at eleven. i'm john carlin.
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we are following breaking news tonight out of kansas.. where authorities say four people including the gunman are dead after a series of attacks. police say 14 people were also hurt in the shootings at excel industries... a manufacturing plant where the gunman was employed. dan scheneman brings us the latest. dylan/shooting witness : "everybody said that there was gunshots, there was a shooter, and we just kept hearing pop pop." it was near the end of the work day when authorities in south central kansas were called to a shooting...a man driving a truck hit in the shoulder.... that was followed by a report of another attack at another location and then......word of an active shooter inside excel industries... sot jordan/employe e: "it didnt' matter who it was he had no specific target, he just... shooting anyone who got in his way." authorities say there were multiple fatalities and more injured.... donna / excel employee "just oh my god total shock just trying to get out of there and get help... there was a guy down and he needed help." outside the plant....relative s waited and worried. sot
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know what this world's coming to." authorities eventually confirmed the scene was secure and the suspect was among the dead. 19:38:56 sheriff t. walton: the shooter himself has been shot and killed, he's an excel employee." in all....authorities say there are four crime scenes. the sheriff says the attacks are connected....the shooter traveled in between sites ande fired from his car....and for now the motive is not known. dan scheneman nbc news. central virginia continues to pick up the pieces tonight after the strongest tornado to hit the commonwealth touches down in appomattox county. one person died from yesterday's storm in appomattox county. he's been identified as 78- year-old edward harris. state police say.. his wife was among the seven people hurt. two of them remain in the hospital tonight with serious injuries. governor terry mcauliffe got a first hand look at the damage today. more than a dozen homes were destroyed and 100 other structures damaged. wsls 10's colter anstaett is live in appomattox county tonight
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the storm. colter -- how are people staying motivated and keeping going? thanks to volunteers like those here at evergreen baptist church, who are making sure those cleaning up from damage like this are getting all of the support that is coming in to them from the community. lory king/volunteer "it's been a bunch of blessings. we are overwhelmed all the gifts all the help all the volunteers." that overwhelming support is what allows lory king and the rest of the volunteers at evergreen baptist church to continue to help first responders and community members as they continue to clean up from the storm. stand up "take a look at this. this is just one of the incredible seems that remains from yesterday storm. this black car here is just completely smashed under the weight of this tree. a total loss. this truck here next to it, covered in mud the windshield completely shattered. but if you'll notice
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you've got books, several books. likely something someone came through today and try to salvage. and that is exactly why the volunteers have been here at evergreen baptist church all day. trying to keep these people going to hopefully help these people going so that so that they can hopefully save more books and personal memories." the appomattox animal shelter has also received a lot of support as they were without power and water until late this afternoon. shawn dunham/shelter manager "we have received about 100 bottles of water, over 1000 pounds of dog food and probably almost the same amount of cat containers of sanitizer wipes, towels, pine pellets we use for cat litter." despite all of the sadness and grief in the community after the storm lory king says this community has a bright future. "we know this community will rebuild. it's a community of faith and family. we are just ready to see what god's going to
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tonight the volunteers were making preparations to be back out here all day tomorrow continuing to help out. in evergreen... colter anstaett wsls 10 the national weather service has been out all day... assessing the damage... to determine the strength of the storms that touched down in our area.... storm team ten chief meteorologist jeff haniewich joins us now. jeff -- what was the national weather service able to determine about the storm? 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
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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 the favored west slopes above 2000 feet picking up on a light accumulation in spots. that chance for
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coming together as one... helping those affected by the storm.. wsls ten's duke carter is live in appomattox county. duke -- a lot of young people are helping and volunteering .. particularly the football team. from friends of students who attend appomattox county high school... to football players.. they're all coming together to show their support to those impacted by the storm. nats "aw work work" about 25 students on the appomattox county high school football team are lifting heavy materials.. nat pop ...materials like wood, bricks that were ripped away from homes
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hit appomattox county. nats "a complete shock heard about it last night," drew mann is helping to remove debris from his aunt's house. with the help of his teammates drew mann/appomatto x high school "that's even more better just to be with them, it's great to see how our football team comes together this is true family right here," family --- like mann's coach who volunteered. he says he's glad to see his players come together in a time of need. 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," meanwhile ---- others in the community are offering their support to those who lost everything. jordan helton/offers support "one of those where i saw and heard about my friend, it's one of those things you don't know what to say," buttedhelton "i'm just going to help him out as much as i can just being here for him and trying to get some of the wood of the house and try to clean anything that's up inside," but
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appomattox raider is pushing for a brighter day mann i hope for everyone, we get back to appomattox the way it used to be now this isn't the first time this team has come together in a time of need. the last time was for 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. live in appomattox duke carter wsls 10 the national weather service confirms an e-f-1 tornado with winds up to 110 miles per hour touched down in waverly ... located in sussex county. state police say a mobile home took a direct hit from the storm killing three people inside. 50-year-old larry turner... and 26-year-old devine stringfield.. and a two-year-old boy were killed. tonight.. we're hearing from one of the family members of the victims. toya jones / lost 2yearold cousin it be your loved one,
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ed to my uncle was the best, he was funny the two-year- old's mother was seriously hurt and remains in the hospital tonight. national guard troops and state emergency response teams are in essex county tonight... after an e-f-3 tornado left more than 2- dozen people hurt... and buildings destroyed. buster tharp / family hurt in storm - as far as we know, all three houses on a six acre lot is gone, just demolished all the way down to the foundations 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. republican presidential candidates go head to head in the last debate before super tuesday where more than 600 delegates are up for grabs. standing center stage, donald trump was the target for senator marco rubio to his right and senator ted cruz to his left. trump is referring to rubio as a "choke artist" and cruz
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at one point, all three were talking at the same time and hurling insults as moderators tried to regain control. on another issue, the candidates think apple should unlock the i-phone belonging to one of the san bernadino shooters. it's an order the technology company has resisted. botetourt county follows through with its plans to relocate historic slave structures. reactions from people in the area... as the final building was removed. a controversial move of two
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botetourt county is complete. the second structure at the greenfield industrial park was moved this morning to a new location... joining the first
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that was relocated on tuesday. w-s-l-s 10's rob manch has the details for us tonight. rob manch, studio: "despite dozens of citizens putting up months of arguments to the board and even offering their own money to keep the buildings where they've stood for centuries, this morning, the second of the two historic structures found a new home a quarter of a mile away." nats 00:07:28 "it's just beyond my belief. i just can't wrap my mind around why they're doing this." shirley lewis joined members of the group friends of the greenfield preston plantation thursday morning to watch her family's historic kitchen roll down the road. 37 lisa farmer, friends of greenfield plantation: 00:11:39 "shirley's people have nowhere else to go but this spot. they don't get to do genealogy like we do on ancestry dot com, this is it for them and it's just such a total disregard, the fact that they weren't even brought into the conversation." lisa farmer, with the f-g-p-p, says that "conversation" should have begun well before they were first told of the planned move last october.
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county wants our opinion. i don't they have ever wanted our opinion. if they did, they would have asked for it far before now." in an attempt to halt the move, the group raised 40 thousand dollars in one day and presented the board with a check to cancel the deal with the moving company. it also worked out a plan to "co-locate" the historic structures with new planned development. the board declined the proposal thursday though, saying quote "it would make improvements more difficult, harm the economic possibilities of the land, and create an odd aesthetic juxtaposition." 00:10:01 "our board has basically stuck their fingers in their ears. they do not care what the people of this county want. it's thug politics." lewis says as the board moves forward with their plans, her family's history may be lost forever. shirley lewis, slave descendent: 00:05:34 "they're doing things that they can't undo. "members of the friends of the greenfield plantation say they are now turning their attention to stopping the second part of the supervisors plan that involves
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used to sit and building three new buildings on it. lewis says that hill almost certainly contains remains from her ancestors. in studio, rob manch, wsls 10." 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 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
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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 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!
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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 cloudy with scattered showers possible, while thursday looks to dry out and see more sunshine. 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 95-105 path width: 0.5 miles path length: 1.75 miles no injuries our thoughts and prayers remain
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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 the nascar boys..are headed into
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weekend. and the we've got tonight's regional hoops action..and a look at a perennial power..in action tomorrow night..
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cameron crazies...ready to go tonight with florida state in. ingraham gives it up for chase jeter.... who topples the tin for two.. later...turnover.. . and look out below..freshman brandon ingram is airborne... and duke..is duke...80-65 they are 6-1 since falling out of the polls.. lone loss to number 11 lousiville... big south men. liberty falls on the road.. radford..gets a win they are 8-8 in the league. hs region semis..scores rolling at the bottom of your screen..including wins by the hidden valley, carroll county and william fleming girls-- the 3a boys region semis included a pair of roanoke co powers.. northside...boun ced western albemarle in game one.. leaving cave spring..to try and de-rail spotswood.. packed house..for the second
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and they had their hands full with the trailblazers.. justin kier to the rack for 2 of his 19 points to lead his team.. cave spring responds with plenty of support tonight. its devin beckner...baselin e 2 and the foul.. and later..jake furrow...stop pop 2. this one goes to the wire.. and its spotswood..by 7..to return to the region finals...with a rematch of last year's 3a west title game.. they'll get northside 745 tomorrow night. to roanoke catholic..for the vic div ii semifinals.. rival north cross is in. watch...catholic' s ethan tait...low block catch and move for 2.... north cross...right back at it.. off the loose ball.kkick to jordan lowery for the 3 ball.. plenty of emotion in this rivalry.. more.. north cross with the win
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and with hs hoops region titles up for grabs in the coming days.. our own alyssa rae checks in with another local power that's rolling towards another trip to richmond.. as the saying goes, "every dog has it's day." well for the martinsville bulldogs, that day came last year, winning the 2a basketball state championship. jeff adkins/martinsvi lle head coach:"it's very hard to repeat as champions, everybody is gunning for you and every game gets tougher at this stage." in martinsville, the hunt to become a bulldog starts when they're just little pups, and this pack has played together for years. aaron martin/bulldogs junior: "we've just been playing for a long time, i just feel like we know each other a lot and it feels like my brothers out there playing together." the big dog on this squad is 6 foot 7, radford bound devonnte holland, who sniffed out his 2 thousandth point in their 92-47 victory over appomatix monday in the first round of regionals.
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senior: "it was unbelievable because when i hit my free throw to hit my 2 thousandth, all my teammates and fans they just all went crazy." martinsville has only suffered 3 losses this season. up next, they'll be chasing a win in the 2a semifinals against gate city. alyssa rae/wsls 10 sports :"martinsville high school boys basketball team has 14 state titles, including last years state championship. this year the team hopes to send the seniors out with #15." - arae martin: "i want to repeat, just to do it for the seniors basically, send them out with a bang." while the bulldogs know to take it game by game, make no bones about it. they want to fetch another championship in 2016. adkins: "if you look around here we have 14 state championship banners and it's in them to want to win another title."- holland: "we definitely want to win and get to richmond because we got to go out with a bang, it's my senior year, our senior year, so we got to go out with a bang. in martinsville, alyssa rae wsls 10 sports. daytona is in the rear view.. atlanta is next.. here's the lastest from the
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week's teardown.. the daytona 500 victory grabbed by denny hamlin-- reminds everyone that last season...is not forgotten.. kyle busch's first sprint cup title...was simply a culmination of the gibbs team..reaching the pinnacle of the sport.. and that fearsome foursome of drivers...will all need to be reconned with.. kyle busch/2015 nascar champ:"..you know us for coming together was the biggest motivation motivating motivating factor of us being upfront most of the day great day for joe gibbs racing really pumped for joe to get back to victory lane here " this week--it's atlanta, and the 2016 aero package will debut.. of a shorter spoiler and splitter and a smaller radiator pan.. that decreases the downforce--mak ing the cars harder to handle... and placing a premium....on driver skill--which should lead..to more passing. . lite o nite..is this a fashion..yeah..or nay...
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