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parents are asking for help keeping their kids safe on the internet, in the wake of nicole lovell's murder. when the christiansburg police department will host its next social media safety class. in mornin' newsmakers, i'll chat live with wdbj7's political analyst dr. bob denton about last night's new hampshire primary results, and whether they'll set the tone for the rest of the presidential campaign. good morning, it's just after 5 o'clock on wednesday, february 10. i'm kimberly mcbroom. i'm garrett turner. and i'm leo hirshbrunner a prolong period of very cold weather is moving into the region. highs
the trial for ashley white will continue tomorrow but without a jury. accepted a compromise from the commonwealth's attorney and white's bench trial instead of a jury trial. white is charged neglect. thomas was found dead in a septic tank near the family's pulaski county home. kelsey bulger, her attorney, said it was impossible to seat a jury in pulaski county because so many people know about the case either through media or social media. both sides waived a jury trial. this comes after the court interviewed 66 potential jurors in two days and and filled its jury pool. jurors were
they said they had an opinion or had heard about the case. we're learning more about the relationship between nicole lovell and the man accused of killing her. the washington post reports that a friend of lovell's says she called david eisenhauer her boyfriend and talked about running away with him. eisenhauer is charged with abduction and first- degree murder. natalie keepers is also charged in connection to the teen's death. nicole's father, david lovell, said in a recently recorded episode of "dr. phil" that she had been grounded from social media for chatting online with older men. he said they found out before christmas and took her phone away, but she got it back later. following the death of nicole lovell, parents are asking for tips on internet safety, as social media may have contributed to the crime. the christiansburg police department says they offer safety classes whenever they're asked too, and recently they've had a lot of requests. the classes discuss cell phones, apps, social media, and their affects on teenagers. the next public class is february 23 in christiansburg. we have much
wdbj7 dot com. temperatures will have a hard time getting above freezing today, and the wind just makes it feel that much colder. and leo you say it's not going away anytime soon. coldknow lunacy this stretch of cold weather right through early next week friday a little bit warmer front to call 36 warmer but still awfully cold in around the area were finding teens and 20s these the actual temperatures out there but check out the wind us we been finding wind us in that 20 to 30 mylan our range from the highlands down to roanoke newer valley far southwest virginia with even some higher gusts out that way, making the windchill feeling it's minus five and hot springs feels like it's only nine in roanoke nine in with bill feels like it's two in galax that feels like it's a big goose egg zero over his you had outside in bluefield windchill advisories not this morning these going to affect midnight tonight through ten a.m. tomorrow morning that includes the highlands mountains a west
interstate 81 toward southwest virginia this wet tomorrow morning wind chills will be in that-5. even -15 degree range so keep that in mind a few flurries through parts of the newer valley some snow showers over in the mountains a west virginia fitness forecast bundle up if you heading out for walker jog temperatures teens and twenties will be warming into the upper 20s to low 30s sunrise 7/15 sunset at five fifty four 554 so the days are getting nice and long we are finding some snow showers in the mountains today through tonight by tomorrow all this falls apart everyone should see mostly sunny skies but will be very cold coastal low stays to our south but the clipper system gets his woodson snow showers later on friday you forecast across the area would talk my temperatures in the low to mid 30s. ronald fincastle lynchburg loving stint appomattox mid 30s head down toward southern virginia mid thirties gretna danville south boston as he head over toward say parts of the new river valley southwest will fine temperatures in the teens and
highlands greenbrier valley a west virginia teens and twenties 20s would scattered snow showers for you seven day planner very cold thursday a little warmer friday snow showers an and dangerously cold saturday and sunday monday another chance for few snow showers driving into the at a galax furniture plant. we learned yesterday that vaughan-bassett may be able to re- open starting next week. a former employee is accused of dumping black stain into the finishing tanks last week. much of the plant has been closed since then, but company owners expect all employees will be able to return to work on monday. cory dean hodges is charged with breaking and entering and felony destruction of property. time to talk politics on our wednesday morning's newsmakers. i'm joined here by wdbj7's political analyst dr. bob denton to give us a bit of perspective on last night's new hampshire primary results. so dr. denton, donald trump and bernie sanders not only won but won big last night, does that matter and does it
the interstates are clear but many of the main roads are not. it's worst in carroll, giles, floyd and patrick counties. workers are fixing guardrails this week along route four-60 in bedford county. there will be an eastbound lane closure near the blue ridge avenue bypass. that's going on from 9 a-m to 3-30 p-m today through friday. a bridge inspection could slow you down today in elliston. there will be lane closures on i-81 south near kessler mill from 8-30 this morning to noon. also look out for northbound lane closures from noon to 4-30 this afternoon. roanoke city public schools started a campaign this year to help their homeless students. so far, thousands of dollars have been raised. wdbj7's amanda kenney is here with the details. good morning, kimberly. kathy duncan is a principal the roanoke technical education center. 1. what can you tell
people. todaytemperatures starting off in the teens and twenties across the area looking out live through our mill mountain camera quiet across the roanoke valley twenty four degrees twenty three danville blacksburg coming in at twenty at the window feeling like the single digits and teens is you heading out about a little farther out bristol 19
coming in at twenty six still finding some snow showers in the mountains a west virginia maybe a few flurries here and there through the newer valley and that is about it the main concern as we head through the next couple days will be the very cold weather that we have to deal with tears in the teens and twenties this morning upper twenties by the one shower and then maybe until low thirties is maker way through the afternoon head east of interstate eighty one more the way up partly sunny skies west of i eighty one you more clouds and snow showers especially back in the mountains a west virginia we have that low-pressure center and the excuse me exiting the area another little clipper system tries to dive out of the great lakes kino sandwiched in the middle not much going on on thursday most of the snow shower should come to an and over in the mountains a west virginia and everyone should see mainly sunny skies with another chance for some snow showers later on friday you forecast across the area would talking teens twenties and some thirties as he head through the roanoke valley down toward 20s and some 30s is you had through the roanoke valley down martinsville and
and cold some snow showers in the mountains a west virginia tonight partly cloudy gusty winds lows in the single digits and teens and your first alert wtvj seven day planner weather impact day thursday because of the windchill advisory friday a few snow showers here and there wind weather impact day saturday and sunday because it's can be dangerously cold monday same story woodson snow showers driving back into the area and then by tuesday we should warm back up into the soldiers in the military sign up to serve our country, even if that means getting in harms way. but what many don't realize is our military veterans are under attack from a completely different kind of enemy. wdbj7 anchor melissa gaona explains what that is. it comes unannounced. nat "i nicknamed it torture" it's deadly. nat "taking away parts of your body." it's called amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. nat "no one seems to know where it comes from."
ice bucket challenge 2014? nat saying "als" you may have also heard the term lou gehrig's disease named after a famous baseball player who was diagnosed. nat "today i consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth." it's a neurodegenerative disease that affects brain and spinal and for some reason it's targeting our soldiers. nat of terry with meet terry colpitts from blacksburg. he was a doctor at montgomery regional hospital for thirty years working in the er. he was diagnosed with als about a year ago. terry colpitts/veteran "it's kinda weird when you're hoping you have cancer or something like that because at least those diseases are treatable." terry served active duty in the coast guard back in the 70's. terry colpitts/veteran "people that are in combat and non combat people have the same increased risk for being in the military, where is the link? the link is unknown but one thing's for sure, those who
develop als. you may remember wayne zellers of radford. wdbj7 featured him and his brother two years ago in a story about serving in the vietnam war. zellers passed away three months ago shortly after being diagnosed with als. ronald lewis from roanoke served in the army in the eighties, but never deployed overseas. in 2013, lewis died from als within a year and a half of being diagnosed. his wife patrice describes the disease that took her husband. patrice lewis/widow "the lack of the use of your arms, the inability to walk, the inability to speak, to drink, to eat, to move." doctor "g" is a neurologist at the salem va and when diagnosing veterans the emg is one test that will confirm als. nat of emg machine testing one of the first questions patients ask, "how did this happen to me?" dr. gullapalli/neurologist "there is an association with military service with als but still it is not clear what the association is." he says he sees about ten to fifteen new military patients with als every year
news is never easy. dr. gullapalli/neurologist "most of them are shocked, i've had a few patients who have actually passed out." it's not confirmed, but according to the institute of medicine, factors that might lead into the increased risk of als in veterans are exposure to lead, pesticides or other environmental contacts, tobacco, alcohol, or extreme physical exertion. even though no one can tell terry how he contracted als, doctors do know ninety percent of patients have only two to five years to live. terry retired the same day he was diagnosed. terry colpitts/veteran "i had a retirement plan where we were going to travel the world and i didn't want to derail that." and he didn't. two months after he was diagnosed, despite already having to walk with a cane, terry took his family to key west, florida. a few months later and now in a wheelchair, terry went to the caribbean to scuba dive. shortly after that, cage diving with great white sharks in africa. and just last week, here's video of terry
terry colpitts/veteran "are you afraid to die, terry? no, i'm not. "the only planning i've done is put a do not recessitate order." no two people with als are alike or will they experience this disease the same way. research is improving but still there is no cure, just treatments for pain and to slow the process of dying. terry colpitts/veteran "it's not the number of years that a man lives, it's how he that's important." melissa gaona, wdbj7
you may be eligible for benefits and services from the salem va, even if you've never used the va before. you'll want to contact tammy snyder and we've posted her information on wdbj7.com. when it comes to helping veterans, dogs are often used as therapy pets. but some utah vets are getting assistance from something a bit more exotic. the republican party is represented by an elephant, and the democrats by a donkey right? so where does this big fella come in to
trips to special education classes and hospice care facilities. the utah red cross will honor him for his service next month. people in new hampshire came out to vote in the nation's first primary yesterday. but there was also a surprise voter. this enormous pig also showed up to a polling station yesterday. police say he weighs more than six-hundred pounds. turns out he belongs to a local farmer, who came to take the pig back home. it's not clear which candidate he was trying to vote for. donald trump and bernie sanders win big in new hampshire. what exit polls are saying about why those two fared so well in the nation's first primary of the election season. duke energy has to cough up more than seven million dollars in environmental fines. why the department of environmental quality say the company might have to pay even more. and many detroit teachers are out of the classroom and on the picket line. why they called for a day of action, and
and i'm kimberly mcbroom. donald trump and bernie sanders took home victories in the new hampshire primary. as weijia jiang reports, the 20-16 presidential campaign is now focusing on south carolina. after finishing first in last night's new hampshire primary...donald trump has his sights set on the next major contest: (sot donald trump) "we're going to win in south carolina." cbs news exit polls show voters in the granite state favor trump's position as political establishment outsider... and overwhelmingly support his temporary plan to ban muslims from entering the u.s. ohio governor john kasich rose to second place thanks to an impressive ground game. (sot john kasich) there is so much going to happen if you don't have a seat belt go get one. (sot ted cruz) the
conservative grassroots. pundits say first ted cruz, could regain momentum in the palmetto republican voters prefer evangelicals: claim against kasich someone like ted cruz is the same one against donald trump, which is that neither of them are real conservatives. (standup: weijia jiang cbs news, manchester, nh) on the democratic side - bernie sanders rode a wave of support from young voters and independents to beat hillary clinton. (sot bernie sanders) "what began last week in iowa, what voters here in new hampshire confirmed tonight, is nothing short of the beginning of a political revolution." clinton's camp is banking on support among minorities to give her an edge. (sot hillary clinton) it's not whether you get knocked down that matter - it's whether you get back up. the two contenders will take to the debate stage tomorrow night in wisconsin. weijia jiang cbs news manchester, new hampshire.
developing in more and more patients around the united states. health officials confirmed 66 cases in americans who have traveled to zika-stricken countries. the director of national intelligence said tuesday that the zika virus is projected to cause 4 million cases in our hemisphere. dr. anne schuchat/principal deputy director, cdc: "we do expect limited local transmission in some of the southern states...in the winter months now, we have a chance to get ahead of this." the virus is spread by the aedes aegypti mosquito -- which is primarily seen in the southern states. though there hasn't been any transmission by mosquitoes in the u-s, the c-d-c thinks it could happen soon. experts say wearing insect reppellent is one way to avoid zika. president obama asked congress for more than 1 point 8 billion dollars in emergency funding to respond to the global health threat.
onnoted building in right now million a stick around pretty much right through early next week would these wind chills what it feels like is you had out. right now this alive and sunday all morning to bundle up feels a gets -5 and hot springs nine in roanoke 13 blacksburg three and galax feels like it's only two in bluefield eighteen in lynchburg it feels like it's a measly thirteen is you had out in danville finding some snow showers continuing to fly into the mountains a west virginia maybe a flurry or two is you travel through the newer valley southwest virginia snow shower mixed in yellow continue with that trend today but as he head toward later tonight tomorrow everyone should see the snow showers come to an and with clearing skies teens and twenties actual temperatures this morning and will be warming into the upper twenties and low 30s but it's can remain blustery out there so it's can a feel colder than the actual temperature so keep that in mind is you heading out about if you look you thermometer maybe this afternoon says
that bad oregon had outside with the wind benefiel like the teens and twenties snow showers in the mountains but look as we put this into motion late tonight early tomorrow all that falls apart and thursday most areas should end up mostly sunny even though will be very cold out there then a coastal system passes just to our south and another clipper system drives in with another reinforcing shot of arctic air today low thirties roanoke lexington smith mountlake partly sunny lynchburg loving stint will have temperatures pretty much in the mid thirties southern virginia mid to upper thirties partly sunny more clouds of the new river valley with astray snow shower to highs only in the teens and 20s head up toward the highlands greenbrier valley a west virginia will get monterey marling ten hot springs only in the upper teens low 20s. those are the highs coming to new castle mid to upper twenties with a good chances snow showers seven day planner weather impact day thursday because the windchill advisory in the morning friday maybe a few snow showers late in the
weather impact days because of dangerously cold temperatures heads our way on monday that could be some white accumulating snow as is you had early next cybersecurity in the u-s. data breaches hit agencies including the department of justice. the president wants to increase cybersecurity spending by more than 35-percent from last year. dominated congress on the proposal. the president says cybersecurity initiative will pass. president obama also sent congress his eighth and final budget yesterday. the four point one trillion dollar budget combines a number of initatives including fighting cancer, combating global warming and the war against isis. the proposed budget is already facing heavy fire from the gop controlled congress. the court martial of
on hold. the judge is waiting for an appeals court to make a decision about whether classified evidence should be shared with bergdahl's defense team. bergdahl is accused of desertion, after his capture outside a us military base in afghanistan in 2009. his captors released him in exchange for five taliban detainees. the colorado springs planned parenthood where three people were killed in november will reopen next week with increased security. the clinic has been closed since black friday, when suspect robert lewis dear opened fire. the shooting spree lasted several hours, causing hospitals and schools to be locked down. a judge ordered a mental competency who now faces 179 charges. being fined more than 7 million dollars. the department of environmental quality says the fine surrounding the coal ash spill at the company's dan river power plant in eden, north carolina 2 years ago. the agency says the be increased
duke energy admitted when it pleaded guilty to federal pollution crimes nine months ago. the company previously agreed to pay 102 million dollars in fines and restitution. the mayor of flint, michigan is taking action to reduce water contamination levels in the city. mayor karen weaver proposed a 55-million-dollar plan yesterday to remove lead piping from the city's water system. she has asked michigan governor rick snyder to partner with her to retrieve the money. governor snyder declined an invitation to testify today at a house hearing about how the water crisis has affected children. he instead will deliver a budget presentation to the state legislature during that time. the department of justice said it would take legal action against the city of ferguson, missouri last night. this after city officials voted to amend an agreement with the department to reform the ferguson police and municipal courts. after the deadly shooting of michael brown in 20-14, the d-o-j found that
discriminating against black citizens. ferguson's mayor says the city is trying to be reasonable in their request to improve. but the justice department says the vote marks an unfortunate outcome teachers in detroit continue to protest in several schools in the city. the detroit teachers called for a day of action yesterday. dozens of schools have had to close due to teacher sick- outs. they're demanding better working conditions, repaired buildings and less overcrowded classrooms. ( ladawn hutchins-knowlton / dps parent ) "my children mean everything to me, so however long it takes for us to get what we deserve, i'm in it." it would cost 700- million dollars to rescue the detroit school system. but the district has been struggling as well, with finances and low academic achievement if a bill passed in the michigan senate, the city could see improvements, but the needed bipartisan support isn't there. nuns who operate a soup kitchen for the homeless in san francisco could be kicked out of the building.
asking for a 50 percent rent increase -- that makes their rent 55-hundred dollars a month. the nuns can't afford the rate. the once dingy neighborhood is reforming into a more expensive and popular place to be, causing non-profits to be priced out. but the homeless people there need the nuns' help. (neighborhood resident princess johnson) "i don't know what i'd do without them. they're just so nice. and they cook free food for the homeless so i don't know what i would do without them." an attorney for the landlord says the rent increase is temporarily on hold. they plan to meet with the nuns tomorrow to discuss a plan. general motors is recalling more than 400-thousand trucks and s-u-vs because of a brake pedal problem. the car company says the brake pedals can loosen and fail to work properly. this recall covers certain 20-15 and 20-16 chevy silverados, g-m-c sierras and tahoe police vehicles. g-m says so far there have been no reported crashes or
the brakes and retighten them if needed. gm says the recall should begin shortly. actor hugh jackman said monday has announced he's fighting another instance of skin cancer. it's basal cell, which is the mildest form of cancer. the 47-year-old posted a photo of himself on facebook with a bandage on his nose. the caption read "an example of what happens when you don't use sunscreen." jackman's been treated at least three other times for skin cancer. the american cancer society says that more than 8 in 10 of the 3 point 3 million americans diagnosed with skin cancer each year have basal cell. it's very cold outside this morning, so make sure you bundle up and warm up your car before you head out on the roads. we'll telll you about all the latest traffic alerts, next in your i-hometown traffic report. and nearly 500 students are homeless in the roanoke city public school district. we'll tell you what students, teachers, and the community are doing to help,
wdbj7 mornin'. and win winner this morning is linda jones from pulaski. you have won a pair of tickets to grandin theatre and a 5 dollar concession stand gift card . watch again tomorrow morning for another chance to win. a prolong period of very cold weather is moving into the region. highs won't get above freezing. dozens of streets in the new river valley are slick with ice this morning. conditions are worst in carroll, giles, floyd and patrick counties. the highways are clear but many of the main roads are not. crews will be busy inspecting a bridge today in elliston. there will be lane closures on i-81 south near kessler mill from 8-30 this
northbound lane closures from noon to 4-30 this afternoon. bridge work will affect traffic in roanoke county until monday. there are northbound and southbound lane closures on texas hollow road from 8 a-m to 4 p-m every day until then. we're looking live at route two-20 in henry county from a virginia department of transportation camera. there are no accidents to report so far this morning. roanoke city public schools ended the school year last year with 604 homeless students. they're expected to have the same amount, if not more homeless students this year. but the school district is raising awareness to help. wdbj7's amanda kenney is here to tell us about their campaign. good morning, kimberly. the campaign has used social media to raise awareness, money, and tomorrow the district will have a homeless awareness day.
effort from students, teachers, and the community go into helping students who really don't have control over their situation? thank you, dr. bishop. again, kimberly, tomorrow will be homeless awareness day for roanoke city public schools. if you have one, the district encourages to will wear their t-shirts to school. here's a look at what's trending on twitter this morning. the results are in for new hampshire primary. bernie sanders and donald trump won big. ohio governor john kasich had a surprising second place finish and
clinton's second place finish was a bit of a disappointment. -------- junior doctors strike! tens of thousands of junior doctors have walking out today for their second 24-hour strike in england. they will still provide emergency cover but nearly 3,000 operations have been cancelled. -------- and lastly fx's the people verse oj simpson's second episode aired last night. a little bit of a spoiler alert but if you've seen the previews than it's nothing new but in case you missed it, the episode recreated oj's notorious white bronoco trip around los angeles. i recorded it and am very excited to watch it. birthdays for 2/10 (wednesday) tommy mcpeak - hiwassee - 65 marshall millen clements - goshen - 6
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white will continue arelunacy some of the coldest air this season so far in the longest cold snap we've seen in the season so far so be prepared 24 roanoke rainout ten in chicago that's the deftly driving in our direction a few snow showers flurries to parts of the newer valley southwest virginia snow
west virginia continue today had south and east of say interstate eighty one in you live partly sunny skies as you head through the day thursday with that only twenty eight degrees mostly sunny pretty much throughout the area friday a little bit warmer at thirty six degrees and then even a bigger cold snap as he head toward saturday and sundays all that arctic air toward canada is allowed to poor down into our region will be with us over the next several days tennessee are just spins around we get these little impulses of cold air building into the area so today will be in the low thirties thursday upper twenties mid thirties friday and then barely into the mid twenties saturday and sunday with overnight lows in the single digits monday could bring back the chance for few snow showers as we head through the afternoon don't forget windchill advisories midnight tonight till ten a.m. thursday morning along interstate 81 westward including southwest virginia were wind chills could be in the negative five-5 -15 range today partly sunny blustery and cold snow showers continuing the mountains
twenties even some thirties as he head down toward south side for tonight partly cloudy gusty winds very cold single digits and teens don't forget that windchill advisory seven day planner weather impact day thursday because of dangerously cold wind chills friday some snow showers saturday and sunday dangerously cold all day all night an and into tomorrow but without a jury. yesterday the judge accepted a compromise from the commonwealth's attorney and white's lawyers to hold a bench trial, instead of a jury trial. white is charged with child abuse and neglect. her son noah thomas was found dead in a septic tank near the family's pulaski county home. kelsey bulger, her attorney, said it was impossible to seat a jury in pulaski county because so many people know about the case either through media or social media. we're learning more about the relationship between nicole lovell and the man accused of killing her. the washington post reports that a friend of lovell's says she called
her boyfriend and talked about running away with him. eisenhauer is charged with abduction and first- degree murder. lovell's dad recently said that the teen had been grounded from social media for chatting with older men. he also said her phone had been taken away before christmas. donald trump and bernie sanders both took home victories in the new hampshire primary. exit polls showed voters favored trump's position as a political outsider, and overwhelmingly support his temporary plan to ban muslims from entering the u-s. ohio governor john kasich surprisingly rose to second place behind trump, instead of ted cruz or marco rubio. bernie sanders rode a wave of support from younger people and independents to beat hillary clinton. clinton's camp is banking on support among minorities to give her an edge. the two democratic contenders will face off in a debate tomorrow night in wisconsin. meteorologist leo hirsbrunner will have