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one man tells wsls ten what he witnessed during an officer involved shooting in roanoke county. what he says happened that sent one man to the hospital. good morning and thanks for joining us on virginia today here on w-s-l-s 10. i'm rachel lucas. and i'm jonathan kegges. here's a live look at roanoke from our skycam. after another below average day in the temperature department on saturday, the warmth surges in for the second half of the weekend. sunshine goes on the increase on saturday and stays with us for the bulk of the weekend. a weak cold front crosses the area on monday, but temperatures stay mild. today: becoming mostly sunny with highs in the mid to upper
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lows in the low to mid 30s. sunday: mostly sunny and warm with temperatures in the mid 60s. we'll keep the warmth rolling into tuesday as mild air is reinforced from s storm system that will likely track into the ohio river valley. when the cold front of this storm crosses late tuesday night and into wednesday expect the possibility of rain and thunderstorms. temperatures crash once again as we close out the work week. with the colder temperatures in place we are watching the track of area of low pressure closely for late thursday and into friday. depending upon the morning with the on-going
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of an officer involved shooting in roanoke county. it happened near the walgreens at brambelton avenue and electric road. details remain limited, but one witness spoke with wsls ten about the incident. thomas gill / witness "i was coming out of kroger ..... ambulance, fire trucks and everything else. investigation ... of an officer involved shooting in roanoke county. it happened near the walgreens at brambelton avenue and electric road. details remain limited, but one witness spoke with wsls ten about the incident. thomas gill / witness "i was coming out of kroger ..... ambulance, fire trucks and everything else. police say the suspect was
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memorial hospital to be treated. there is no word on his condition. meanwhile no police were hurt and the incident remains under investigation. we will continue to follow this story as more details become available. remember, when we are not on the air, visit out website at wsls dot-com for the latest updates. danville police are searching for a suspect they say robbed a
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authorities say it happened just before eight- thirty friday night in the 100- block of wesley drive. officers received a call about a robbery -- upon arrival, a female victim told authorities a man struck her in the chest. that's when she dropped her phone and the suspect took it and ran. police say the suspect left the scene in a white vehicle. the victim was not injured and the incident remains under investigation. governor terry mcauliffe signs gun compromise legislation ... enacting stronger gun laws across the commonwealth. the bills will expand concealed carry agreements with states across the country... require people under protective and require state police presence at gun shows for voluntary background checks. governor terry mcauliffe the debate on gun safety has had sharp edges that has kept all of us apart for so many years, but we braved those sharp edges together this year, and we can be proud of
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building upon the progress that we are making here today despite heavy criticism... the governor says he made his decision to sign the bills based on safety and not politics. turning to national headlines this morning ... a woman is arrested in connection with the deadly kansas shooting rampage. police say the gunmans former girlfriend sarah hopkins is charged with knowingly giving a firearm to a convicted felon. if convcited, hopkins could face ten years in federal prison. polo sandoval takes us through what happened the day cedric ford opened fire shooting more than a dozen people -- killing three. 15 people shot at this lawnmower- manufacturing plant in a tiny kansas town. unlike most of the flags in hesston, the one outside excel industries doesn't fly at half staff..it sits in what is still an active crime scene. kirk thompson kirk thompson, kbi director "we ask your understanding as we do very difficult work
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investigators say a 38-year old employee shot and killed three of his co- workers and injured twelve others. .the random attacks started miles away. polo sandoval polo sandoval, reporting "this rural intersection is where the killer's first shots were fired. police say he shot and wounded a man driving with his two children, and then missed a woman traveling in a separate vehicle." polo sandoval, reporting "this ditch, just two miles away is where police say the next shooting happened. investigators say the gunman forced the driver of a pick up truck off the road, shot him in the leg, then made off with his vehicle" the gunman then made the four-mile drive to excel industries and opened fire. matt jarrell matt jarrell, witness/ suspect's co- worker "he flung open the door like i showed you in the picture. the door is still open. he hopped out and doosh doosh doosh he shot someone down outside and went inside the building." matt jarrell tells cnn's rosa flores, he was scheduled to take a break from his post at the factory's paint shop. ..when he went looking for his replacement, the man scheduled to take over for him was shooting. matt jarrell, witness/ suspect's
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rosa flores, reporting "happy?" matt jarrell, witness/ suspect's co- worker "yeah - he looked like he hopped out almost with a smile on his face." inside the factory, it was the small town's police chief who chased-down and killed the shooter. a clue as to what triggered the rampage - a restraining order filed by the gunman's former girlfriend and served at this workplace just 90 minutes before the shooting started. now the small town of hesston is coming together remembering three lives cut short there's 30- year-old renee benjamin. joshua higbee was 31..brian sadowsky, 44. all employees at the same plant where the killer worked. in what's news today... if you're a fan of girl scout cookies ... head out to dunbar middle school in lynchburg for "cookie fest." the family friendly event is filled with inflatables, karaoke, face painting and of course cookies. it's happening today from eleven a-m until three this
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tickets are five dollars. also happening today is the winterfest ten miler and snowball five-k. the ten miler starts at 10 this morning at smith mountain lake with the five-k starting at 10-15. both events being at bernard's landing. storm team ten meteorologist jonathan kegges has more -- jonathan. . if you're a fan of girl scout cookies ... head out to dunbar jonathan kegges has more -- jonathan. .
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after another below average day in the temperature department on saturday, the warmth surges in for the second half of the weekend. sunshine goes on the increase on saturday and stays with us for the bulk of the weekend. a weak cold front crosses the area on monday, but temperatures stay mild. today: becoming mostly sunny with highs in the mid to upper 40s. tonight: mostly clear with lows in the low to mid 30s. sunday: mostly sunny and warm with temperatures in the mid 60s. we'll keep the warmth rolling into tuesday as mild air is reinforced from s storm system that will likely track into the ohio river valley. when the cold front of this storm
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into wednesday expect the possibility of rain and thunderstorms. security measures are now in place to keep people out security measures are now in place to keep people out of the devastated areas. state police troopers say -- first responders .. family members .. and volunteer groups are the only people who should be traveling through appomattox county right now. check points are now set up on roads leading to the hardest hit neighborhood. in addition -- police will require placards on all vehicles to
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the support from volunteers in evergreen has been tremendous. county leaders say ... roles for individual volunteers are fulfilled at this time. however ... if you'd like to help ... they're asking for all volunteers to register with a disaster relief agency. a danville organization known for helping communities across the country during disasters is now helping the people in evergreen following the recent tornadoes. members of god's pit crew delivered several pallets of water... gatorade... and blessing buckets friday morning. the buckets are packed full of essentials like toiletries and non-perishable food items. members of god's pit crew were in evergreen yesterday -- working to figure out how they could best use their resources to help out. volunteers say it's bittersweet seeing these locally-donated resources stay here in the area. supplies have also been sent to tapahanock.
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four-to-five days to help with clean-up efforts. if you're looking for something fun to do this weekend then there's plenty going on ... if you're ready for the warm summer temperatures, head to the berglund center for the roanoke boat show. dealers will be there showing the latest technology with more than 250 boats on display. it's happening today. admission is seven-dollars
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and head to bisset park in radford for the new river polar plunge. those who are brave enough to leap into the chilly water for the new river kicks off at ten thirty this morning. cost is fifty- dollars. all proceeds will benefit the
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one of the biggest nights in entertainment -- the oscars. here's a look at some of the hottest foods for this year's awards ceremony. eat like a celebrity: oscars edition "a little more lobster, all right!" 2016 is chef wolfgang puck's 22-nd year crafting the menu for the post-oscars governors ball. "after not eating all day by 10 o'clock at night everybody is hungry, and i'm sure especially some of the women
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to fit in their dresses." this year, the menu is focused on small plates. "i like the variety, you know? we do so many different dishes and i think that's what's really exciting is, you know, you don't have to have one big plate, but you eat a lot of little things." the team of chefs will create 12- thousand dishes in one and a half hours. celebs will have 30 options to choose from, including: sushi, smoked salmon oscars, kobe beef, and alaskan king crab. the desserts are oscar- themed, with chocolate towers, cookies, macarons, and candy statuettes. the dessert highlight this year is a doughnut ball filled with raspberry champagne puree. now to what's trending today... a look at the biggest social networking, online and technology talkers. the young boy who became an internet sensation after a picture was posted of him wearing a striped plastic bag with lionel messi's name and number now has the real thing. thanks to the soccer superstar
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children fund. this little boy was given two autographed shirts and a signed football from the iconic player. the boy's father says it was one of the happiest moments of his son's life. it's one of the rarest of all time beatles records and it's being auctioned off. the record disc is described as the "holy grail." this is the popular band's first record to be pressed. it actually helped them get a record contract. the song "hello little girl" is on one side and "till there was you" is on the other. this disc was found in the home of an english pianist. the record is expected to be auctioned off next month for more than 14- thousand dollars. it's a scene right out of a children's book --- a unicorn on the loose. take a look at this. this little 20-year old pony spends her days making people's dreams
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juliette the pony got loose on wednesday -- still wearing her unicorn horn. after being on the run, a neighbor was able to bring the "unicorn" back home. juliette's owners say they are making changes to assure she doesn't escape again. luckily, the pony wasn't hurt and no injuries were reported. jonathan kegges joins us with for a look at our forecast. it was a big night in area hoops as a look at our forecast.
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a look at our forecast. after another below average day in the temperature department on saturday, the warmth surges in for the second half of the weekend. sunshine goes on the increase on saturday and stays with us for the bulk of the weekend. a in area hoops as the odac tournament continued in salem... and a region tournament title was up for grabs in the star city..
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eveybody.. the vikings...of northside..winn
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trying to topple spotswood last night. for the 3a west region title- vo northside carlos boogie basham ready to roll the highlight reel tonight.. on the break..shey webb..to basham...who rises to the rack for 2... spotswood..try ing to hand around...aaron hunter...the 3 ball.. but northside..is deep..and they've got weapons...this is nick price to devon russell...for the 3... webb..would add 3 more... and the vikings roll...to a 63-46 win--and the 3a west region title..tongiht.. the vikings are 26-1 on the season.. wipe congrats to a- rae's alma mater..the hv girls are region champs...with a one pt thriller over spotswood.. martinsville vs dan river 6pm at uva wise tomorrow. eastside vs radford...1a west region title tomorrow night.
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3 seed roanoke college versus the 6..randolph.. watch corey brown set up josh freund for the inside 2...he had 10.. the maroons are averaging 97 points per game. watch eli sumpter..create and then zing the strings for 2... and later...cameron smith...for three of his 12 points... but the high scoring maroons..only shot 32 percent from tehfield tonight...they managed just 62 points...and their season comes to and end at the hands of the wildcats.. 74-62 randolph gets va wesleyan..and emory and henry will play lynchburg..in the other semifinal tomorrow. to nascar now.. denny hamlin won daytona.. but its jimmie johnson.and carl edwards..that open as two of the favorites in the his weekend's nascar stop in
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ers of 22 straight coming in. trying to topple spotswood last night. for the 3a west region title- vo northside carlos boogie basham ready to roll the highlight reel tonight.. on the break..shey webb..to basham...who rises to the rack for 2... spotswood..try ing to hand around...aaron hunter...the 3 ball.. but northside..is deep..and they've got weapons...this is nick price to devon russell...for the 3... webb..would add 3 more... and the vikings roll...to a 63-46 win--and the 3a west region title..tongiht.. the vikings are 26-1 on the season.. still to come this morning on virginia today ... more than 100 people are arrested in north carolina. how local authorities and u-s marshals were able to complete a successful crime
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"i heard at least five gun shots and ambulances, fire trucks and everything else." now on virginia today ... roanoke county police are investigating following an officer-involved shooting. how one witness is reacting to the incident. good morning and thanks for joining us on virginia today here on w-s-l-s 10. i'm rachel lucas. and i'm jonathan kegges. here's a live look at after another below average day
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warmth surges in for the second half of the weekend. sunshine goes on the increase on saturday and stays with us for the bulk of the weekend. a weak cold front crosses the area on monday, but temperatures stay mild. today: becoming mostly sunny with highs in the mid to upper 40s. tonight: mostly clear with lows in the low to mid 30s. sunday: mostly sunny and warm with temperatures in the mid 60s. we'll keep the warmth rolling into tuesday as mild air is reinforced from s storm system that will likely track into
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following a story out of roanoke county where an officer was involved in a shooting. according it happened just after seven last night near the walgreens on brambelton and electric road. authorities say they received calls of a man who was in the street with a gun. upon arrival, police told the man to put the gun down. that's when police say shots were fired. pio "there was an officer invovled shooting. the suspect was taken to the hospital." so far, there is no word on the suspect's condition. no officers were hurt and the incident remains under investigation. meanwhile, the man who witness friday night's police involved shooting said he never feared for his life, but was shocked to see something such as this. take a listen ... thomas gill / witness "what was your reaction?" ..... "i just did what anyone else would do,
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several parts of 4-18 was closed overnight as police continued their investigation. as more details become available, we will continue to keep you updated. when we are not on the air, visit our website at wsls dot com for the latest updates. more than 100 people are arrested in north carolina as part of a major crime initiative. "operation zero hour" --which was conducted by local authorities and u-s marshals -- resulted in 170 served warrants, 123 arrests and the seizing of 22 firearms. the u-s marshals say 37-high risk searches were conducted ... confirming 18- gang members. meanwhile, other suspects are facing child sexual assault charges, cocaine distribution and attempted rape. police say an undisclosed number of fugitives remain on the run and the investigation
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turning now to political coverage this morning. the democratic presidential candidates are gearing up to face off in today's south carolina primary. nbc's steve handelsman is in columbia with a look ahead in the race for the white house. good morning from columbia, here in south carolina, african americans are expected to make up the majority of voters in today's democratic primary... and that seems sure to power hillary clinton to an easy win... her second in as row after nevada. then comes super tuusday. where in 10 states where democrats have major races ...only in vermont .... bernie sanders' home state, does polling indicate he can win likewise on the republican side... in only one super tuesday state is frontrunner donald trump trailing... ted cruz's home state of texas. despite a shaky debate performance in texas by trump and a strong one by marco rubio... trump got a boost by the endorsement yesterday of new jersey governor chris
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s/ steve handelsman / nbc news :45 - 1:02 and so on super tuesday all eyes on texas. can ted cruz lose?? can donald trump, can hillary clinton both lock the nominations just three days now?? and if the presidential election was today, virginians would choose democrat hillary clinton or bernie sanders over donald trump. that's according to a recent poll by hampton university. forty-eight percent of people across the state chose clinton over trump. while 48-percent also chose bernie sanders over trump. the poll was conducted by the university's center for pubic policy. a total of 500 registered voters in the survey say they plan on participating in virginia's general election. the cost of college continues to rise here in the commonwealth. the state's public institutions are, on average, among the nation's most expensive for students. virginia comes in as the fifth
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expensive in the country. tuition and fees have increased more than 150- percent over the last 25- years. in this special education matters report -- wsls 10's jenna zibton takes a closer look at what your money is paying for and how we got here. steak & 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. 11:55:45 samantha hart, virginia tech freshman some of the things you're paying for it are really weird. 11:56:59 ilyes adjerid , taking a break from virginia tech 13-17 it's pretty rough. it's just getting more and more expensive, they keep adding fees on and you don't know what they're going to but they just keep raising the price of tuition. ilyes adjerid says the cost is too much... he's taking a break... putting off his mechanical engineering degree. 11:57:18 ilyes adjerid , taking a break from virginia tech i decided to ke the sesr f and i am just kind of rntting my credit back up, get me money and hopefullyt some loans. virginia college costs continue to rise... up seven percent every year... for the past decade.
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jars & jelly beans 41-49 the average 4- year school in virginia works out to $11,592 students at virginia tech $12,485 and virginia military institute $16,536 pay more... while radford university $9,809 students pay less. jenna creative standup with car add in room and board--- and the prices rise to an average of $21,228 per year... that's like buying a every year... for four years. 11:43:20 beth armstrong, virginia tech director of university scholarships and financial aid 1:05 - 1:12 there is for some families a sticker shock as we call it when they get that bill and they see us talking about tuition and fees. 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. all this paid for almost entirely by student revenue.... meaning students are paying for the experience. a "joint legislative audit and review commission" report...
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spending by schools increased... mostly on non- academic services. at radford... students pay fees totaling nearly $3-grand $2,967.... which includes almost $12-hundred for athletics. at virginia tech... it's nearly $2-grand $1857. as the money keeps adding up... students are walking away with more and more debt. 11:39:20 beth armstrong, virginia tech director of university scholarships and financial aid it's obviously a real concern. it's a concern to all of us at virginia tech. virginia tech director of university scholarships and financial aid --- beth armstrong --- says they provide student loan data to the board of visitors... the group that sets tutition rates. current hokies took out more than $93-million dollars in loans in the 2013 academic year. 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 state support... for the rising costs. at radford university... over the last ten years.... state support dropped from more than 50- percent to less than 40-percent. putting the
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student loans... to make up the difference. 11:55:03 samantha hart, virginia tech freshman 2:48 - 2:51 it's honestly terrifying because no one's going to help you and you have to do it yourself 11:57:10 ilyes adjerid , taking a break from virginia tech next thing you know you're just in debt when you get out by 40-50 k and that's a small number compared to other colleges 15 jenna we asked for interviews with decision makers at tech and radford... but didn't get an interview. schools say they're providing what students want... better dorms... and more activities on campus. and with virginia tech's record enrollment this year... and record applications... cost doesn't seem to be a factor for many. so what's the solution? that's what lawmakers are talking about right now... at the state and u-s capitols. we'll have that part of the story... tomorrow. jenna zibton, wsls 10. now to jonathan kegges with a look at our forecast. after another below average day in the temperature department on saturday, the warmth surges in for the second half of the weekend.
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on saturday and stays with us for the bulk of the weekend. a weak cold front crosses the area on monday, but temperatures stay mild. today: becoming mostly sunny with highs in the mid to upper 40s. tonight: mostly clear with lows in the low to mid 30s. sunday: mostly sunny and warm with temperatures in the mid 60s. we'll keep the warmth rolling into tuesday as mild air is reinforced from s storm system that will likely track into the ohio river valley. when the cold front of this storm crosses late tuesday night and into wednesday expect the possibility of rain and thunderstorms. temperatures crash once again as we close out the work week. with the colder temperatures in place we are watching the track of area of low pressure closely for late thursday and into friday. depending upon the after another below average day in the temperature department on saturday, the
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second half of the weekend. sunshine goes on the increase on saturday and stays with us for the bulk of the weekend. a weak cold front crosses the area on monday, but temperatures stay mild. today: becoming mostly sunny with highs in the mid to upper 40s. tonight: mostly clear with lows in the low to mid 30s. sunday: mostly sunny and warm with temperatures in raising money after an unexpected expense hit them when one of their appliances broke. service crews discovered the shelter's heater had a small crack in it. if left unchecked, the damage
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worse and begun to leak carbon monoxide into the building. the equipment had to be replaced, at a cost of 16 thousand dollars. denise hayes, ceo roanoke spca: 00:16:47 "because it is a specialized unit for a shelter that has to handle pet dander, pet hair, all of the other things in our facility, it was quite an expensive undertaking and one that was very unexpected as well." the shelter says just to run the heater normally costs around 2 thousand dollars a month. staff say they are at full capacity at the shelter, and are asking for individual donations of 5 dollars to help keep the animals warm for the winter. still to come on virginia today ... editor of bridebook magazine is here. what you can expect to see in the latest wedding issue. don't forget when we're not on the air we've made it easy to get updates on the go. you have several options... including liking us on facebook by simply searching for "wsls ten". you can also find news and traffic on your smartphone or tablet .. with the "wsls ten news
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warmth surges in for the second half of the weekend. sunshine goes on the increase on saturday and stays with us for the bulk of the weekend. a weak cold front crosses the area on monday, but temperatures stay mild. today: becoming mostly sunny with highs in the mid to upper 40s. tonight: mostly clear with lows in the low to mid 30s. sunday: mostly sunny and warm with temperatures in the mid 60s. we'll keep the warmth rolling into tuesday as mild air is reinforced from s storm
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here's a live look from our poor mountain skycam. here's a look at "five things you need to know" before you head out the door this morning. roanoke county police are investigating an officer involved shooting. it happened friday night just after seven near the walgreens at brambelton and electric road. authorities tell us the suspect was taken to the hospital to be treated. meanwhile no officers were injured and the incident remains under investigation. danville police are searching for a suspect they say robbed a
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authorities say it happened just before eight- thirty friday night in the 100- block of wesley drive. officers received a call about a robbery -- upon arrival, a female victim told authorities a man struck her in the upper body -- leaving in white vehicle. the victim was not injured and the incident remains under investigation. governor terry mcauliffe signs gun compromise legislation ... enacting stronger gun laws across the commonwealth. the bills will expand concealed carry agreements with states across the country... require people under protective orders to give up their guns... and require state police presence at gun shows for voluntary background checks. more than 100 people are arrested in north carolina as part of a major crime initiative. "operation zero hour" --which was conducted by local authorities and u-s marshals -- resulted in 170 served warrants, 123 arrests and
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the u-s marshals say 37-high risk searches were conducted ... confirming 18- gang members. after another below average day in the temperature department on saturday, the warmth surges in for the second half of the weekend. sunshine goes on the increase on saturday and stays with us for the bulk of the weekend. a weak cold front crosses the area on monday, but temperatures stay mild. today: becoming mostly sunny with highs in the mid to upper 40s. just a few minutes with more
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"i just did what anybody else would do, i'm not a hero."
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one man tells wsls ten what he witnessed during an officer involved shooting in roanoke county. what he says happened that sent one man to the hospital. good morning and thanks for joining us on virginia today here on w-s-l-s 10. i'm rachel lucas. and i'm jonathan kegges. here's a live look at roanoke from our skycam. after another below average day in the temperature department on saturday, the warmth surges in for the second half of the weekend.
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saturday and stays with us for the bulk of the weekend. a weak cold front crosses the area on monday, but temperatures stay mild. today: becoming mostly sunny with highs in the mid to upper 40s. tonight: mostly clear with lows in the low to mid 30s. sunday: mostly sunny and warm 60s. we'll keep the warmth rolling into tuesday as mild air is morning with the on-going investigation ... in roanoke county. it happened near the walgreens at brambelton avenue and electric road. details remain limited, but one
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about the incident. thomas gill / witness "i was coming out of kroger ..... ambulance, fire trucks and everything else. investigation ... of an officer involved shooting in roanoke county. it happened near the walgreens at brambelton avenue and electric road. details remain limited, but one witness spoke with wsls ten about the incident. thomas gill / witness "i was coming out of kroger ..... ambulance, fire trucks and everything else. investigation ... of an officer involved shooting in roanoke county.
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at brambelton avenue and electric road. details remain limited, but one witness spoke with wsls ten about the incident. thomas gill / witness "i was coming out of kroger ..... ambulance, fire trucks and everything else. police say the suspect was transported to roanoke memorial hospital to be treated. there is no word on his condition. meanwhile no police were hurt and the incident remains under investigation. we will continue to follow this story as more details become available. remember, when we are not on the air, visit our website at wsls dot-com for the latest updates. danville police are searching for a suspect they say robbed a woman. authorities say it happened just before eight- thirty friday night in the 100- block of wesley drive. officers received a call about a robbery -- upon arrival, a female victim told authorities a
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that's when she dropped her phone and the suspect took it and ran. police say the suspect left the scene in a white vehicle. the victim was not injured and the incident remains under investigation. governor terry mcauliffe signs gun compromise legislation ... enacting stronger gun laws across the commonwealth. the bills will expand concealed carry agreements with states across the country... require people under protective orders to give up their guns... and require state police presence at gun shows for voluntary background checks. governor terry mcauliffe the debate on gun safety has had sharp edges that has kept all of us apart for so many years, but we braved those sharp edges together this year, and we can be proud of the accomplishment s. i look forward to building upon the progress that we are making here today despite heavy criticism... the governor says he made his decision to sign the bills based on safety
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turning to national headlines this morning ... a woman is arrested in connection with the deadly kansas shooting rampage. police say the gunmans former girlfriend sarah hopkins is charged with knowingly giving a firearm to a convicted felon. if convcited, hopkins could face ten years in federal prison. polo sandoval takes us through what happened the day cedric ford opened fire shooting more than a dozen people -- killing three. 15 people shot at this lawnmower- manufacturing plant in a tiny kansas town. unlike most of the flags in hesston, the one outside excel industries doesn't fly at half staff..it sits in what is still an active crime scene. kirk thompson kirk thompson, kbi director "we ask your understanding as we do very difficult work in determining what happened and
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investigators say a 38-year old employee shot and killed three of his co- workers and injured twelve others. .the random attacks started miles away. polo sandoval polo sandoval, reporting "this rural intersection is where the killer's first shots were fired. police say he shot and wounded a man driving with his two children, and then missed a woman traveling in a separate vehicle." polo sandoval, reporting "this ditch, just two miles away is where police say the next shooting happened. investigators say the gunman forced the driver of a pick up truck off the road, shot him in the leg, then made off with his vehicle" the gunman then made the
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industries and opened fire. matt jarrell matt jarrell, witness/ suspect's co- worker "he flung open the door like i showed you in the picture. the door is still open. he hopped out and doosh doosh doosh he shot someone down outside and went inside the building." matt jarrell tells cnn's rosa flores, he was scheduled to take breakr s post at thectory's painsp..when he nt looking for hisreplacement, the man scheduled to take over for him was shooting. matt jarrell, witness/ suspect's co- worker "he looked happy." rosa flores rosa flores, reporting "happy?" matt jarrell, witness/ suspect's co- worker "yeah - he looked like he hopped out almost with a smile on his face."side the factoryit was thesmall town's police chief who chased-down and kied theooter. a clue as to what iggered the rampage a straining order filed thenman's former girrnandserved at this workace just 90nutes before the ooting arted. now t small town ofhesston is coming togethermembering three lis cut ort there's 30- year-d reneenjamin. shua hige was 31..brian sadoky, 44. l employees at the sa plant ere the killer worked.at was polo sandovalporting from kansas. what's news today... you're a fan of girl scouokies ... head out tdunbarddle school ilchburg forookie fest."e family friendly event isfilledith inflatables,karaoke, face painting d of course cookies. it's happening today from eleven a-m until three this afternoon. tickets are five dollars. also happening today is the winterfest ten miler and snowball five-k.
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morning at smith mountain lake with the five-k starting at 10-15. both events being at bernard's landing. storm team ten meteorologist jonathan kegges has more -- jonathan. after another below average day in the temperature department on saturday, the warmth surges in for the second half of the weekend. sunshine goes on the increase on saturday and stays with us for the bulk of the weekend. a weak cold front crosses the area on monday, but temperatures stay mild. today: becoming mostly sunny with highs in the mid to upper 40s. tonight: mostly clear with lows in the low to mid 30s. sunday: mostly sunny and warm with temperatures in the mid 60s. we'll keep the warmth rolling into tuesday as mild air is reinforced from s storm system that will likely track into the
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cold front of this storm crosses late tuesday night and into wednesday expect the possibility of rain and thunderstorms. temperatures crash once again as we close out the work week. with the colder temperatures in place we are watching the track of area of low pressure closely for late thursday and into friday. depending upon the position of a couple of different weather . after another below average day in the temperature department on saturday, the warmth surges in for the second half of the weekend. sunshine goes on the increase on saturday and stays with us for the bulk of the weekend. a weak cold front crosses the area on monday, but temperatures stay mild. today: becoming mostly sunny with highs in the mid to upper 40s. tonight: mostly clear with
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now in place to keep people out of the devastated areas. state police troopers say -- first responders .. family members .. and volunteer groups are the only people who should be traveling through appomattox county right now. check points are now set up on roads leading to the hardest hit neighborhood. in addition -- police will require placards on all vehicles to gain access to the site. the support from volunteers in evergreen has been tremendous. county leaders say ... roles for individual volunteers are fulfilled at this time. however ... if you'd like to help
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volunteers to register with a disaster relief agency. a danville organization known for helping communities across the country during disasters is now helping the people in evergreen following the recent tornadoes. members of god's pit crew delivered several pallets of water... gatorade... and blessing buckets friday morning. the buckets are packed full of essentials like toiletries and non-perishable food items. members of god's pit crew were in evergreen yesterday -- working to figure out how they could best use their resources to help out. volunteers say it's bittersweet seeing these locally-donated resources stay here in the area. supplies have also been sent to tapahanock. volunteers plan to stay there four-to-five days to help with clean-up efforts. if you're looking for something
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there's plenty going on ... if you're ready for the warm summer temperatures, head to the berglund center for the roanoke boat show. dealers will be there showing the latest technology with more than 250 boats on display. it's happening today. admission is seven-dollars and fifty-cents. or you can head to bisset park in radford for the new river polar plunge. those who are brave enough to leap into the chilly water for the new river kicks off at ten thirty this morning. cost is fifty- dollars.
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now to a wsls ten consumer watch ... starting tuesday, subway will begin selling its new antibiotic-free rotisserie style chicken nationwide. subway frist announced its transition back in october. it will now serve only protein from animals that have never received antibiotics. on april first, chicken strips raised without antibiotics will also be available. subway's goal is to move to anitibiotic-free turkey within the next few years --- as well as beef and pork by 20-25. there is a new website that's making finding a vacation rental a lot easier for people with disabilities. it's called accomable dot-com. in addition to listing disability- friendly and accessible rental properties around the world, it offers detailed information. such as whether the bedrooms and bathrooms have step-free access.
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it has listings in mor than 30- countries, including 16 in the u-s and canada. now to what's trending today... a look at the biggest social networking, online and technology talkers. the young boy who became an internet sensation after a picture was posted of him wearing a striped plastic bag with lionel messi's name and number now has the real thing. thanks to the soccer superstar himself and the united nations children fund. this little boy was given two autographed shirts and a signed football from the iconic player. the boy's father says it was one of the happiest moments of his son's life. it's one of the rarest of all time beatles records and it's being auctioned off. the record disc is described as the "holy grail." this is the popular band's first record to be pressed. it actually helped them get a record contract.
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one side and "till there was you" is on the other. this disc was found in the home of an english pianist. the record is expected to be auctioned off next month for more than 14- thousand dollars. it's a scene right out of a children's book --- a unicorn on the loose. take a look at this. this little 20-year old pony spends her days making people's dreams come true by posing as a unicorn. juliette the pony got loose on wednesday -- still wearing her unicorn horn. after being on the run, a neighbor was able to bring the "unicorn" back home. juliette's owners say they are making changes to assure she doesn't escape again. luckily, the pony wasn't hurt and no injuries were reported. jonathan kegges joins us with for
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after another below average day in the temperature department on saturday, the warmth surges in for the second half of the weekend. sunshine goes on the increase on saturday and stays with us for the bulk of the weekend. a weak cold front crosses the area on monday, but temperatures stay mild. today: becoming mostly sunny with highs in the mid to upper 40s. tonight: mostly clear with lows in the low to mid 30s. sunday: mostly sunny and warm with temperatures in the mid 60s. we'll keep the warmth rolling into tuesday as mild air is reinforced from s storm system that will likely track into the ohio river valley. when the cold front of this storm crosses late tuesday night and into wednesday expect the
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the odac tournament continued in salem... and a region tournament title was up for grabs in the star city..
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good morning eveybody.. the vikings...of northside..winn ers of 22 straight coming in. trying to topple spotswood last night. for the 3a west region title- vo
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basham ready to roll the highlight reel tonight.. on the break..shey webb..to basham...who rises to the rack for 2... spotswood..try ing to hand around...aaron hunter...the 3 ball.. but northside..is deep..and they've got weapons...this is nick price to devon russell...for the 3... webb..would add 3 more... and the vikings roll...to a 63-46 win--and the 3a west region title..tongiht.. the vikings are 26-1 on the season.. wipe congrats to a- rae's alma mater..the hv girls are region champs...with a one pt thriller over spotswood.. martinsville vs dan river 6pm at uva wise tomorrow. eastside vs radford...1a west region title tomorrow night. odac quarters.. 3 seed roanoke college versus the 6..randolph.. watch corey brown set up josh
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the maroons are averaging 97 points per game. watch eli sumpter..create and then zing the strings for 2... and later...cameron smith...for three of his 12 points... but the high scoring maroons..only shot 32 percent from tehfield tonight...they managed just 62 points...and their season comes to and end at the hands of the wildcats.. 74-62 randolph gets va wesleyan..and emory and henry will play lynchburg..in the other semifinal tomorrow. to nascar now.. denny hamlin won daytona.. but its jimmie johnson.and carl edwards..that open as two of the favorites in the his weekend's nascar stop in atlanta... sot ers of 22 straight coming in. trying to topple spotswood last night.
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northside carlos boogie basham ready to roll the highlight reel tonight.. on the break..shey webb..to basham...who rises to the rack for 2... spotswood..try ing to hand around...aaron hunter...the 3 ball.. but northside..is deep..and they've got weapons...this is nick price to devon russell...for the 3... webb..would add 3 more... and the vikings roll...to a 63-46 virginia today ... more than 100 people are arrested in north carolina. how local authorities and u-s marshals were able to complete a successful crime
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"i heard at least five gun shots and ambulances, fire trucks and everything else." now on virginia today ... roanoke county police are investigating following an officer-involved shooting. how one witness is reacting to the incident. good morning and thanks for joining us on virginia today here on w-s-l-s 10. i'm rachel lucas. and i'm jonathan kegges. here's a live look at raonoke here's a live look at raonoke after another below average day in the temperature department on saturday, the
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sunshine goes on the increase on saturday and stays with us for the bulk of the weekend. a weak cold front crosses the area on monday, but temperatures stay mild. today: becoming mostly sunny with highs in the mid to upper 40s. tonight: mostly clear with lows in the low to mid 30s. sunday: mostly sunny and warm with temperatures in the mid 60s. we'll keep the warmth rolling into tuesday as mild air is reinforced from s storm system that will likely track into
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cold front of this storm crosses late tuesday night and into wednesday expect the following a story out of roanoke county where an officer was involved in a shooting. according it happened just after seven last night near the walgreens on brambelton and electric road. authorities say they received calls of a man who was in the street with a gun. upon arrival, police told the man to put the gun down. that's when police say shots were fired. pio "there was an officer invovled shooting. the suspect was taken to the hospital." so far, there is no word on the suspect's condition.
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incident remains under investigation. meanwhile, the man who witness friday night's police involved shooting said he never feared for his life, but was shocked to see something such as this. take a listen ... thomas gill / witness "what was your reaction?" ..... "i just did what anyone else would do, im not hero." several parts of 4-19 were closed overnight as police continued their investigation. as more details become available, we will continue to keep you updated. when we are not on the air, visit our website at wsls dot com for the latest updates. more than 100 people are arrested in north carolina as part of a major crime initiative. "operation zero hour" --which was conducted by local authorities and u-s marshals -- resulted in 170 served warrants, 123 arrests and
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u-s marshals say 37-high risk searches were conducted ... confirming 18- gang members. meanwhile, other suspects are facing child sexual assault charges, cocaine distribution and attempted rape. police say an undisclosed number of fugitives remain on the run and the investigation is ongoing. turning now to political coverage this morning. the democratic presidential candidates are gearing up to face off in today's south carolina primary. nbc's steve handelsman is in columbia with a look ahead in the race for the white house. good morning from columbia, here in south carolina, african americans are expected to make up the majority of voters in today's democratic primary... and that seems sure to power hillary clinton to an easy win... her second in as row after nevada. then comes super tuesday. where in 10 states where democrats have major races ...only in vermont ....
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polling indicate he can win likewise on the republican side... in only one super tuesday state is frontrunner donald trump trailing... ted cruz's home state of texas. despite a shaky debate performance in texas by trump and a strong one by marco rubio... trump got a boost by the endorsement yesterday of new jersey governor chris christie s/ steve handelsman / nbc news :45 - 1:02 and so on super tuesday all eyes on texas. can ted cruz lose?? can donald trump, can hillary clinton both lock the nominations just three days now?? a campaign office for presidential candidate hillary clinton is now open in downtown roanoke. workers with her campaign opened a downtown roanoke office on church avenue friday. the campaign office will serve as a hub for making calls and getting people encouraged to vote for hillary. senator john edwards spoke at the event and shared his reasons why people who put hilary in office.
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workers to vote on super tuesday. and if the presidential election was today, virginians would choose democrat hillary clinton or bernie sanders over donald trump. that's according to a recent poll by hampton university. forty-eight percent of people across the state chose clinton over trump. while 48-percent also chose bernie sanders over trump. the poll was conducted by the university's center for pubic policy. a total of 500 registered voters in the survey say they plan on participating in virginia's general election. the cost of college continues to rise here in the commonwealth. the state's public institutions are, on average, among the nation's most expensive for students. virginia comes in as the fifth most expensive in the country. tuition and fees have increased more than 150- percent over the last 25- years. in this special education
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zibton takes a closer look at what your money is paying for and how we got here. steak & 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. 11:55:45 samantha hart, virginia tech freshman some of the things you're paying for it are really weird. 11:56:59 ilyes adjerid , taking a break from virginia tech 13-17 it's pretty rough. it's just getting more and more expensive, they keep adding fees on and you don't know what they're going to but they just keep raising the price of tuition. ilyes adjerid says the cost is too much... he's taking a break... putting off his mechanical engineering degree. 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. virginia college costs continue to rise... up seven percent every year... for the past decade. jenna creative standup--- with jars & jelly beans 41-49 the average 4- year school in virginia works out to $11,592 students at virginia tech $12,485 and virginia military
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while radford university $9,809 students pay less. jenna creative standup with car add in room and board--- and the prices rise to an average of $21,228 per year... that's like buying a every year... for four years. 11:43:20 beth armstrong, virginia tech director of university scholarships and financial aid 1:05 - 1:12 there is for some families a sticker shock as we call it when they get that bill and they see us talking about tuition and fees. 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. all this paid for almost entirely by student revenue.... meaning students are paying for the experience. a "joint legislative audit and review commission" report... commisioned by virginia lawmakers. says spending by schools increased... mostly on non- academic services. at radford... students pay fees totaling nearly $3-grand $2,967.... which includes almost
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virginia tech... it's nearly $2-grand $1857. as the money keeps adding up... students are walking away with more and more debt. 11:39:20 beth armstrong, virginia tech director of university scholarships and financial aid it's obviously a real concern. it's a concern to all of us at virginia tech. virginia tech director of university scholarships and financial aid --- beth armstrong --- says they provide student loan data to the board of visitors... the group that sets tutition rates. current hokies took out more than $93-million dollars in loans in the 2013 academic year. 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 state support... for the rising costs. at radford university... over the last ten years.... state support dropped from more than 50- percent to less than 40-percent. putting the burden on families... and student loans... to make up the difference. 11:55:03 samantha hart, virginia tech freshman 2:48 - 2:51 it's honestly terrifying because no one's going to help you and you have to do it
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11:57:10 ilyes adjerid , taking a break from virginia tech next thing you know you're just in debt when you get out by 40-50 k and that's a small number compared to other colleges 15 jenna we asked for interviews with decision makers at tech and radford... but didn't get an interview. schools say they're providing what students want... better dorms... and more activities on campus. and with virginia tech's record enrollment this year... and record applications... cost doesn't seem to be a factor for many. so what's the solution? that's what lawmakers are talking about right now... at the state and u-s capitols. we'll have that part of the story... tomorrow. jenna zibton, wsls 10. now to jonathan kegges with a look at our forecast. after another below average day in the temperature department on saturday, the warmth surges in for the second half of the weekend. sunshine goes on the increase on saturday and stays with us for the bulk of the weekend. a weak cold front crosses the area on monday, but
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today: becoming mostly sunny with highs in the mid to upper lows in the low to mid 30s. sunday: mostly sunny and warm 60s. we'll keep the warmth rolling into tuesday as mild air is reinforced from s storm system that will likely track into the ohio river valley. when the cold front of this storm crosses late tuesday night and into wednesday expect the possibility of rain and thunderstorms. temperatures crash once again as we close out the work week. with the colder temperatures in place we are watching the track of area of low pressure closely for late thursday and into friday. depending upon the after another below average day in the temperature department on
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warmth surges in for the second half of the weekend. sunshine goes on the increase on saturday and stays with us for the bulk of the weekend. a weak cold front crosses the area on monday, but raising money after an unexpected expense hit them when one of their appliances broke. service crews discovered the shelter's heater had a small crack in it. if left unchecked, the damage could have gotten worse and begun to leak carbon monoxide into the building. the equipment had to be
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thousand dollars. staff say they are at full capacity at the shelter, and are asking for individual donations of 5 dollars to help keep the animals warm for the winter. still to come on virginia today ... the southwest virginia ballet honors the star city's rich railroad history in one unique way. how you can be entertained and
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after another below average day in the temperature department on saturday, the warmth surges in for the second half of the weekend. sunshine goes on the increase on saturday and stays with us for the bulk of the weekend. a weak cold front crosses the area on monday, but temperatures stay mild. today: becoming mostly sunny with highs in the mid to upper lows
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mostly sunny and warm with temperatures in the mid 60s. we'll keep the warmth rolling into tuesday as mild air is reinforced from s storm system that will likely track into the ohio river valley. when the cold front of this storm crosses late tuesday night star city's history. here to tell us about one event highlighting roanoke through dance is artistic director pedro szalay. roanoke's rich railroad history will be on full display for one night only at the jefferson center next saturday march 4th at 7:30 p.m.-- and in a very unique way. the
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railroad roots will be told through dance by the southwest virginia ballet. artistic director pedro szalay is here to tell us more about the original production of ties. pedro, i understand you wrote and choreographed this ballet, what was your inspiration? tell us about the southwest virginia ballet. what do you all do? who are your dancers? what can people expect to see at this performance? how can people get tickets to ties? if people want to get involved with the southwest virginia ballet what can they do? here's a look at "five things you need to know" before you head for one night only at the jefferson center next saturday
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and in a very unique way. the story of the star citys railroad roots will be told through dance by the southwest virginia ballet. artistic director pedro szalay is here to tell us more about the original production of ties. pedro, i understand you wrote and choreographed this ballet, what was your inspiration? tell us about the southwest virginia ballet. what do you all do? who are your dancers? what can people expect to see at this performance? how can people get tickets to ties? if people want to get involved with the southwest virginia ballet what can they do? for one night only at the
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saturday march 4th at 7:30 p.m.-- and in a very unique way. the story of the star citys railroad roots will be told through dance by the southwest virginia ballet. artistic director pedro szalay is here to tell us more about the original production of ties. pedro, i understand you wrote and choreographed this ballet, what was your inspiration?
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need to know" before you head out the door this morning. roanoke county police are investigating an officer involved shooting. it happened friday night just after seven near the walgreens at brambelton and electric road. authorities tell us the suspect was taken to the hospital to be treated. meanwhile no officers were injured and the incident remains under investigation. danville police are searching for a suspect they say robbed a woman. authorities say it happened just before eight- thirty friday night in the 100- block of wesley drive. officers received a call about a robbery -- upon arrival, a female victim told authorities a man struck her in the upper body -- leaving in white vehicle. the victim was not injured and the incident remains under investigation.
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gun compromise legislation ... enacting stronger gun laws across the commonwealth. the bills will expand concealed carry agreements with states across the country... require people under protective orders to give up their guns... and require state police presence at gun shows for voluntary background checks. more than 100 people are arrested in north carolina as part of a major crime initiative. "operation zero hour" --which was conducted by local authorities and u-s marshals -- resulted in 170 served warrants, 123 arrests and the seizing of 22 firearms. the u-s marshals say 37-high risk searches were conducted ... confirming 18- gang members. after another below average day
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thank you for joining us on virginia today.
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