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up there." as jason january keaton. and i'm benjamin. i'm kyle virginia.good day starting your thanks for february
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good morning, it's wednesday, february 24th. thanks for starting your morning with good day virginia. i'm kyle benjamin. and i'm january keaton. as jason just mentioned, the rain were expected to see later today is coming from the deep south and that extreme weather is already taking a toll on the southeast. at least three people were killed tuesday night across the deep south in mississippi. around 1-hundred trailers were damaged when a tornado slammed through a mobile home park. in the past 12 hours, there have been at least 15 reports of tornadoes in louisiana, mississippi and alabama. those states are all under state of emergencies right now. we're waiting to find out more details as police investigate the death in northwest roanoke. roanoke police say they found a man dead inside a home in the 5-hundred block of westwood boulevard, just before 5-o'clock tuesday night. police say they are still gathering facts. right now, we don't know the name of the man, or if police are questioning any specific suspects. anyone with information is asked to call
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we're continuing to follow a developing story in danville. danville police are investigating an early morning homicide.shortly after midnight, officers responded to a home on halifax street. they found a man with gunshot wounds. police say firefighters pronounced the man dead at teh scene.police sent the body to the medical
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high pressure we all know distracted driving puts motorists at greater risk of getting in an accident, but can strong emotions do the same? wfxr's taylor kanost joins us live in the studio with more on how virginia tech researchers hope to use this information to reduce your risks.. while you drive. about five years ago, the
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institute studied the driving habits of more than 3,500 volunteers across the united states to see if they could determine what is most likely to cause a car accident. not surprisingly, researchers found the chances a driver gets into accident more than double when they are distracted by a cell phone, using a touch screen menu on a vehicle instrument, or by reading and writing. drivers are also 13 times more likely to get in a wreck while traveling well over the speed limit. what may surprise you is drivers are nearly ten times as likely to get in a crash when they are observably angry, sad, crying, or emotionally agitated. researchers had previously hypothesized this was a factor in crashes, but this is the first time a study proved how much emotions impact our driving habits. we are finally at a stage where we have a sufficient amount of data in terms of actual crashes where we can estimate the risk of a crash. it's no longer the risk of maybe potentially being in a crash or almost being in a
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actual crash.this study is also the first of its kind to compare the risks of sober and alert drivers to those drivers who are not sober. believe it or not, even though the participants knew they were being monitored, a number of drivers were caught driving under the influence of alcohol. on the other end of the spectrum, the study found factors like applying makeup or following a vehicle too closely actually had less of an impact on accidents than anticipated. researchers plan on spilling over this data for another ten years to help policymakers improve driver safety on the roads. reporting in the studio, taylor kanost wfxr news. coming up next on good day virginia: 50 years of evolving health services across the region. we sit down with friendship as they inspire residents to believe in living better! you're watching good day virginia. you're believe in residents down the region.services
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years of virginia: 50 years of evolving health services across the region. we sit down with friendship (vo) want to be happy with your next vehicle purchase? at enterprise, we guarantee it. head to your neighborhood enterprise car sales and let the people who buy more vehicles than anyone...
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will remain wedged south along the eastern slopes ofthe allowing periodic rounds of rain ordrizzle. on wednesday...a strong storm system...currently locatedin move through the region from thesouthwest bringing gusty winds...heavy rain...and remainder of the week...canadian highpressure will build in bringing much colder temperatures alongwith
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for the past 50 years, friendship a local health care
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quality care for a growing population of aging adults. joining us this morning to talk about a new era for friendship is marketing director chris dodd. after 50 years, yesterday, you all unveiled plans to rebrand and reimage -- why did you
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mean for the aging population across southwest and central virginia. what
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the it's future farmers of america week- aimed at letting aspiring farmers show off
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borrelli spoke with students at virginia tech on how to turn projects into money for school. 0:17 - 0:240:44 - 0:490:55 - 1:00 these are the faces of past f-f-a leaders. an organization that promotes leadership, public speaking and has a whole lot of history right here in the state of virginia. hoping to join those faces is zach jacobs who says he wanted to join because of family ties. zach jacobs/2014- 2015 ffa state president: "my dad was in the ffa growing up, so i figured that i'd give it a shot and it was something i really enjoyed."zach was last year's state president for ffa and now he is a freshmen at virginia tech but dreams of becoming a cattle farmer. zach jacobs/2014-2015 ffa state president: "be able to help feed my family as well as others around me too."he says f-f-a helped him prepare for college and professors at virginia tech agree. susan sumner/associate dean, college of agriculture and life sciences: "students that are very active in ffa really like agriculture, they have found agriculture as a passion and coming to virginia tech, they can do even more hands on work with the facuty."standup: "students say the leadership skills they learn in ffa can translate into any major they pick in college."zach jacobs/2014-2015 ffa state president: "used to be focused on the farm, and so now we are kinda moving away from that brand and focusing on agriculture in general and people with an interest in the industry and so with that, we are able to find careers of all over."zach says he hopes to continue to give back to an organization that has given him so many opportunities. in blacksburg, sophia borrelli wfxr news. the f-f-a state conference will be taking place at virginia tech in june. at virginia tech be taking place conference will the f-f-a state wfxr news.sophia borrelli in
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the f-f-a state conference will be taking place at virginia tech in june. 2016 marks the 90th year of the state convention. a touching act of kindess by a starbucks employee in northern virginia is going viral. ibby piracha who is hearing impaired first shared the details of the gesture on social media. he says the cashier at his starbucks wrote him a note, saying she's been learning sign language so he
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at starbucks as everyone else. get this.. ibby goes to that starbucks about three times a week! in business new this morning: renters beware -- the cost of living is going up and just in time for girl scouts cookies the group is looking for your best recipe! david asman has those stories and more in the business report.in the business asman has those best recipe! looking for your the group is scouts cookies and just in is going up cost of living beware -- the renters morning: renters beware -- the cost of living
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for girl scouts cookies the group is looking for your best recipe! david asman has those stories and more in the business report. for some you see january's wednesdays every week right here on good day virginia.but, have you heard about the wine workout?we'll tell you more
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right here on every wednesday right here on good day virginia, i bring you workout wednesday.this morning, an online workout video is going viral.evan schreiber how a mom in california created the wine workout. as a mother to a toddler, 24-year-old april storey knows her time is limited.and like many mothers know... healthy living can be a struggle.home with her daughter brielle and her husband levi on monday... the busy life was on display. but what resulted... has now been seen by roughly 25- million people worldwide.the 15-second video posted in january now dubbed "the wine workout.""i was getting ready to do a workout, and i saw the
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corkscrew.forget the corkscrew. high pressure will remain wedged south along the eastern slopes ofthe appalachians into tonight allowing periodic rounds of rain ordrizzle. on wednesday...a strong storm system...currently locatedin the southern plains...will move through the region from thesouthwest bringing gusty winds...heavy rain...and some thunderstorms. for the remainder of the week...canadian highpressure will build in bringing much colder temperatures alongwith
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good morning, it's wednesday, february 24th. thanks for starting your morning with good day virginia. i'm kyle benjamin. january keaton. police departments in region are cracking down on red light runners. it's part of the blue ridge transportation board's effort to make everyone more conscience drivers. wfxr's paris holmes is in the newsroom with more details. good morning guys! this friday, police officers will be posted up at several intersections around the region to hand out tickets to anyone who runs a red light. red light runners cause hundreds of deaths and over 100 thousand injuries each
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exception. roanoke police say there haven't been any deaths this year so far or in 2015 but there have been over 100 injuries. they say most people run red lights because they are distracted by their cell phones or they simply believe they can make the light before it turns red. i spoke to officer rick clark and he says of course police officers hand out tickets everyday for such traffic violations, but friday they are focusing on red light runners because they want to bring to it because it's one for the most dangerous mistake you can make on the road and most the time it's the person not at fault that gets hurt. the driver is protected by the engine block. the one who runs the red light has all that mass in front of them, the wieght of the vehicle, the engine so as a car's travelling and t-bones another vehicle whats the first that other party is hit with the front end of that car. officier rick clark says police departments will have other campaigns throughout the year similar to this thoughout the year. those will focus on ther issue like texting and driving or those who disregard stop signs. all of it is just to make people more aware. and by the way those tickets for running a red light start at about 150 dollars according to clark and can increase depending your circumstances. reporting in roanoke, paris
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in henry county: a man is in jail for allegedly beating another man with a baseball bat. police say benny stone forced his way into a home on philpott dam road saturday night and hit scottie rose in the head several times with a baseball bat. rose was taken to the hospital for treatment. stone is charged with malicious wounding and other felonies. a man is in jail this morning in salem without bond after police say he sexually assaulted a child.36-year-old julio deleon, the second faces several charges including rape and taking indecent liberties with a child.salem police tell wfxr news their investigation started roanoke county's department of social services tipped them off. at a meeting last night in botetourt county, leaders
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greenfield. but also at the meeting, activists offered a last minute proposal to try and stop the continued move of two historic slave houses. wfxr's kristen eskow spoke to both protestors and county leaders.. about this hot button issue :13-:18:23-:281:07-1:12 as crews move one of the historic slave dwellings to a new location at the botetourt center at greenfield...those who want the houses to be kept where they are - are making their voices heard to the county board of supervisors. coon: "i sat there in my car and i cried. i absolutely cried to see that the slave dwelling had been moved." clinton: "we set aside an approrpriate area and an appropriate standoff distance from the industrial building, the shell building, and they can share the same site." stephen clinton is a former botetourt county supervisor. representing the friends of greenfield preston plantation and arguing for a stop work order, he has proposed a deal to the board - that would include a payment to the county of 40 thousand dollars raised by the group. that would go towards moving the buildings back to their original location - and redesigning construction plans to accommodate the buildings. then, over a three-week period - clinton says a collaboration panel would meet with the board of supervisors to try to come up with a new solution. at the end of that period - the group would offer at least 100 thousand dollars more to the county to also go towards stopping the move of the buildings. leffel: "the cabins were listed on the national historic registry in 2011. and that would've been a good time to start doing something for them."board of supervisors chair jack leffel says he understands the concerns of those in botetourt county
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history. he admits finding a balance between economic development and historical preservation - is not an easy process.leffel: "their money offer today was to help pay for the funding that is going to, will have to be spent for the movers to delay. it's not taking care of the 300-some- thousand dollars that we already committed to it."for good day virginia, i'm kristen
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high pressure will remain wedged south along the eastern slopes ofthe appalachians into tonight allowing periodic rounds of rain ordrizzle. on wednesday...a strong storm system...currently locatedin the southern plains...will move through the region from thesouthwest bringing gusty winds...heavy rain...and some thunderstorms. for the remainder of the week...canadian highpressure will build in bringing much colder temperatures alongwith snow showers in the mountains. many consider nevada the wild- west of politics.but the smart money was on donald trump ahead of the donald trump money was on but the smart
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wild-many consider many consider nevada the wild- west of politics.but the smart money was on donald trump ahead of the state's gop presidential caucuses on
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tells us, the smart money paid off. donald trump rode to victory in the **nevada** caucuses tuesday........with c-n-n projecting a first place win for the real estate mogul. trump, taking a swipe at rival ted cruz ahead of the win. presidential candidate "this guy cruz lies more than any human being i've ever dealt with. this guy is sick, there's something wrong with this guy."the caucuses got off to a rocky start.......after a higher than expected turnout led to problems at caucus sites across the state...like volunteers -- including a member of the rubio team -- checking in caucus-goers without checking i-d's... ...and a trump lawyer sent a letter warning the state g-o-p to keep a close eye on the cruz campaign......after the wall street journal reported that cruz staff instructed supporters to film the caucuses - which would be a rule violation.the high turnout also led to reports of a ballot shortage at at least one location.with trump widely favored even before nevada results started coming in... ...the real battle was between marco rubio and ted cruz... "i frankly don't care what position donald decides to support today or tomorrow or the next day. they change every day.rubio and cruz, fighting for second place in the silver state. "i am a conservative that can unite this party. we can't win if we're divided."that fight - a critical one, in a rapidly
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new this morning: family members of sandy hook shooting victims are filing a lawsuit against gun-maker remington. you may remember that twenty children and six teachers died at the school in newtown connecticut-- investigators say the shooter fired almost 200 rounds from an ar-15 rifle. this lawsuit could make history if it goes to trial--- currently a 2005 federal law grants gun manufacturers immunity from any lawsuit related to injuries that result from criminal misuse of their product. the c-d-c is investigating 14 new reports of the zika virus that may have spready by sexual contact. several of the cases involve pregnant women. zika has been confirmed in virginia and 22 other states. the world health organization says as many as four million people will be
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the obama administration has offered up a plan to close guantanamo bay... seven years after the president vowed to shutter the facility. though the broad outlines of the administration's closure plan have been known for months, tuesday's announcement contained a few surprises about the strategy for emptying the military facility. andrew spencer has more on the pla and reaction from capitol hill. "for many years, it's been clear that the detention facility at guantanamo bay does not advance our national security. it undermines it." president obama is calling for the closure of the guantanamo bay detention facility.the long awaited plan was delivered to congress tuesday morning."keeping this facility open is contrary to our values. it undermines our standing in the world. it is viewed as a stain on our broader record of upholding the highest standards of rule of law."the blueprint involves transferring most of the detainees to other countries. the rest -- deemed too dangerous to be moved abroad -- would be relocated to a detention facility in the united states.the plan identifies 13 possible u-s transfer sites --including a military prison in leavenworth and the federal supermax prison in florence, colorado. bernie sanders offered up his support for the plan -- releasing a statement saying: "i am encouraged to see that the president is sending congress a plan to shut down the guantanamo bay prison. as i have said for years, the prison at guantanamo must be closed as quickly as possible" but reactions from other presidential candidates have not been so positive: presidential candidate "we're
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presidential candidate "don't shut down gitmo, expand it and let's have some new terrorists there."before any transfers to u-s soil could take place, legal obstacles would likely need to be overcome. administration officials say they are planning conversations with lawmakers, but the outcome remains hazy. i'm andrew spencer reporting. with the recent troubles in flint, michigan.you may be
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water?next on good day virginia: how you can test it yourself! and your favorite candy bar could be under a recall! the information you need to know. you're watching good day virginia. this is violet. she's been waiting for this moment for awhile. a moment other kids wouldn't think twice about. her first bowl of cheerios. because now that cheerios are gluten free, violet, and many others are enjoying their first
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the situation with the water supply in flint, michigan may have you wondering how safe the water is from your own faucet at home? seth kovar has some tips for how you can safeguard you and your family. the water crisis in flint, michigan may have you wondering -- are there dangerous levels of lead in my water at home?experts say there are things you can do to empower yourself:start by
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supplier and asking for their latest consumer confidence report --if you get your water from a private well look for information on the e-p-a's website.if you see lead levels above 15 parts per billion -- call the supplier and demand action.if you want to test your water yourself -- your supplier may come out and do it for free.if that's not an option you can get a testing kovar. new this morning: virginia based mars candy company has issued a massive recall. the recall includes millions of mars,
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chocolate bars produced in the netherlands. the company said people here in the u-s should check packaging for plant locations and a best before date. the bars under the recall have best
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new this morning: america has a new popular dog! the american kennel club has named the labrador, most popular dog! this is the 25th year in a row labs have held the top honor here in the u-s! breeders say labs are popular because they're intelligent and family-friendly. runners-up for the honor
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bulldogs and beagles! will remain wedged south along the eastern slopes ofthe appalachians into tonight allowing periodic rounds of rain ordrizzle. on wednesday...a strong storm system...currently locatedin th >> jason: all right, welcome to "good day, virginia". i'm meteorologist jason caterina. thanks for joining us. we have the ground saturated and the flood watch in effect for the entire area. as we go throughout the day, gusty winds expected, too, and with the ground being saturated certainly enough to topple trees and take power lines and create spotty power outages. plus we have the threat for severe weather as we head into the afternoon.

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