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attacked each other at their high-stakes debate. >> and how organizers plan to learn from the past. >> mark: a live look tonight at a plant that is still burning at this hour in brookneal. the dan river plant closed in 2006. this afternoon it went up in flames. we have team coverage of that massive fire. marissa para talked with people in the area and courtney wheaton is covering the fire fight. let's start with courtney. >> reporter: i'm hear with the campbell county fire marshal, randall johnson. he's been here since 3:30 this afternoon getting crews ready. he joins me live right now. randall, tell me what's been going on through the day.
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spot in the building where we can contain the fire and keep it from spreading through the rest of the plant. >> reporter: what is your plan of action? >> to keep the fire contained in the spot that we have it. it's not under control but it's not moving further in the building. >> reporter: what made this different than the average fire? >> the building was under demolition so there were some structural things we were worried about. all our operations were outside. water. how are you working through that process? >> we had a secondary water source at the boat ramp in conjunction with the hydrant. >> reporter: and how have you been keeping everybody warm and dealing with the
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>> the local businesses have been great with getting us warm food and coffee. and the school system provided us with a school bus to get the firefighters a warm place to go and have a bite to eat. >> reporter: and is there a cause of this fire? >> it's still under investigation and there's done. >> reporter: marissa para will be here in just a second. >> mark: courtney wheaton tonight. that plant has been shut down for nearly a decade, but that doesn't mean it didn't have special meaning to folks there. marissa para is live on the scene now with more of what neighbors had to say. >> reporter: mark, i think that saying residents were shocked would be an understatement. >> going down the road i got stopped by our town cop
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fire. >> i just live a quarter mile down the the road. >> reporter: the old dan river plant was in the process of being torn down. >> they ain't got a problem tearing it down now. >> reporter: neighbors say it's a sight to behold. >> oh, my god, the whole building was on fire. you could hear boom, boom, boom, like explosions. when you went outside it burnt your eyes and made your cough. it was extraordinary. >> reporter: especially for brookneal. >> being from a small town, nothing like this ever happens. >>reporter: and they still showed some southern hospitality. >> they brought that firefighters pizzas. that's the way community comes together. >> two creams, two sugars?
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>> it makes me proud to be from brookneal. >> there you go. >> reporter: now, the consensus in the town is an overwhelming feeling of relief that known was hurt. the fire is expected to burn throughout the night but at least the firefighters won't be working on an empty stomach. >> mark: marissa, thanks. you can get updates on if fire tonight at wset.com and in the morning on "gmv." a firefighter is recovering in roanoke county. fire and rescue crews responded to green hill drive. a firefighter did fall through the second floor to the basement. he was excused by the rapid intervention team and is expected to be okay. crews say a cat died in the
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the owner of the home has been displaced. it's very cold out there and that's why chief meteorologist george flickinger is here with more on what they can expect overnight. >> george: the wind is not going to be as strong as what we had earlier. we have a north breeze at five miles per hour. earlier when the fire was going we were seeing gusts at 20-25 miles per hour. it's cold out there and in the morning, widespread temperatures in the teens. this is at 7:00-8:00 a.m. in the morning. most of us in the teens and we'll be dry for your friday morning. later we'll let you know when colder weather arrives and when you say see snow. >> mark: lynchburg police want you to be on the lookout for michael hamilton.
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if you've seen this guy, call 888-798-5900. prosecutors painted a filthy environment in the trial of ashley white. her son, 5-year-old noah thomas, was found dead last march in a septic tank. the prosecutors said that white admitted she lied about leaving her children at home the day that noah went missing. several investigators testified that the septic tank lid was on the tank when they went to find noah. at the general assembly today, several parents that lost their kids at daycares were there to help make
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now, those families wants fingerprint background checks for licensed daycares and a measure that would make it a felony if a home daycare provider operates illegally and it leads to the death or serious injury of a child. >> it's important for many families, especially for working parents, to have a safe and reliable place to send their children while they're at work. >> mark: in 2014, 2 children were killed in a fire at a daycare that had too many children to legally run a daycare. >> reporter: there was a bill that sought to require schoolboards to adopt a policy that make sure that restrooms and locker facilities are only
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their sex. >> virginia's house approved a bill that seeks to undo mcauliffe's ban on the carrying of weapons in federal buildings. the executive order prohibited the open carry of firearms except by law enforcement officials in executive state offices. bernie and hillary squared off in an intense debate. >> i will not throw us further into debt. and once i'm in the white house -- >> secretary clinton, you're not in the white house yet. >> mark: and kroger is doing big things for the community.
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tonight in (man) this is where it all started. i received a call from our dispatch center. smoke was coming from a manhole, and that's not good. we entered the manhole. we discovered that the cables had been melted by the fire. we jumped in, we got to work, and in a little over eight hours, we had the power back on. hi, i'm john snyder, distribution system supervisor for appalachian power. it's my goal to keep the lights on and everything run smoothly, and no one even notices. (announcer) we may be a power company, but the true power in our communities
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>> mark: just two days after voters in new hampshire gave bernie sanders a primary win, the democratic candidates for president went head to head again tonight. hillary clinton, trying to regroup ahead of contests in nevada and south carolina. that means pushing back hard against sanders. >> reporter: still recovering from her double digit complete in new hampshire, stressed her feminist credentials.
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adult life working to making sure that women are empoured to make their -- empowered to make their own choices even if that choice isn't to vote for me. african-americans that face discrimination in the job market. >> reporter: sanders wasn't to be outdone. >> a male african-american baby born today stands a one in four chance of ending up in jail. we're asking the top 1.5%, including passive income, to more. >> reporter: and donald trump rode his landslide victory into louisiana. and he made this bolt vote in
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>> if we win here after winning so big in new hampshire, all these characters are going to give it up. >> reporter: some of those characters have other ideas. >> do you want an entertainer in chief. >> running a hotel in a foreign country is not foreign policy experience. >> reporter: they face you have in a debate on saturday night. >> mark: happening today, former virginia senator jim webb will not seek a third-party run for president. webb dropped out of the democratic presidential race last year. a spokesperson says the senator will not pursue an independent campaign. the valentine's day you'll need someone around to keep
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the coldest air again! again! again! again! again? again! again! general mills is removing artificial flavors and colors from our cereals. so you can love cereal... again! >> george: before we get into
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forecast, i want to make your aware of the weather for next week. we're going to jump ahead to monday and tuesday because it looks like there's going to be the chance of accumulating snow and slippery roads.on monday, this is monday, president's day, february 15th. monday does not look like a major event, but we'll be seeing snow across the heart of virginia. this is going to be lighter snow. 0-1 inch snow amounts with 1-2 inch snow amounts in the mountains. tuesday, the 16th is going to be a bigger deal. this is a mix of rain, sleet, and snow. and many of us will get accumulating snow. right now our first forecast is 0-3 snowfall amounts and 3-6 snow amount totals in the mountains. that means that wet, slippery, and slushy roads are likely on
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and best advice, don't cancel your plans for now, but stay with us. we'll keep you updated as the forecast is going to change. on friday during the day tomorrow, we're going to see temperatures briefly make it above freezing. and look at the colors for the weekend. we'll see a strong surge of colder air for saturday and sunday. monday and tuesday, look how we're between the green and blue. and this is when we're expecting the winter weather to move in. as you make your way south and east, a lot of the precip is going to be in warmer air. this means more likely rain. and in the mountains and southwestern virginia, most of the precip is going to be falling as snow. right now the weather is dry all of the heart of virginia, and it is really cold. we have extremely dry air in place. south boston 22. blacksburg, 18.
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here's what it looks like for you tomorrow. now, i want to point out tomorrow you're going to notice a few clouds around. and don't be surprised if you do see some snow tomorrow. most of the snow is going to be towards the mountains. we're not expectingny -- expecting me measurable snow tomorrow. highs barely making it above freezing tomorrow. light snow and snow flurries are possible anywhere, but no travel problems are anticipated. highs tomorrow we'll see mid-30s. looking towards southside, charlotte county, gretna, mid-30s. on saturday it is going to be really windy and cold. a strong north wind and wind chills in the single digit.
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chance for winter weather for monday and tuesday. >> mark: an area food bank says it's thankful for our generous community. and kroger presented feeding america southwest virginia $20,000. last year the group provided 1.3 million meals every month in every county that it serves. >> even though the state and station is experiencing 4% unemployment. in southwest virginia, a lot of our communities are in double digits still yet. in southwest we have not recovered economically and we need help as much as we did in the beginning of the recession. >> mark: the food bank said is
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meals for 140,000
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preparations are underway for the lynchburg regional air show. they want to make sure that the same missteps made in the show five years ago don't happen again. they're expecting 40,000 spectators this year. that's up from 32,000 that came out in 2011. the 2-day event will feature the blue angels, aerial performers and static displays. you can get tickets by going to wset.com. >> authorities are planning for next year's super bowl. this year, the department of homeland security teamed up with state and federal law enforcement agencies to keep people safe. since 1998, the security has quadrupled. >> in the 1990s there is no homeland security. now we have a department of
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the biggest in the government. it coordinates and brings the resources under one government. and that combined with the department of justice and the fbi, that's the big change. >> mark: next year's super bowl security could be increased even more. >> reporter: sports is next. we've got college hoops from
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and heritage >> reporter: hi there, everyone. q.j. peterson led the keydets
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and bareen gets v.m.i. at the half. and v.m.i., 17 assists. and peterson, 19 points. keydets win 86-72 and improve to 7 and 17 overall. high school boys. the bulldogs battle the bees. and barber, seven of his 11 shots went in, including 6 3s. he scored all of his 20 points before the great. he's already made an early college commitment to liberty. and brookville tried to rally. and l.c.a. ran the lead to 16 at the break. and woolridge whips the pass. and l.c.a. wins 61-45.
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and the cavaliers faced off against heritage. hamlett led all scores with 22. and someyay has two for the cavaliers. and heritage ran to eight. and j.f. battled back. sonyay led the half. heritage 52 and jefferson forest 50. salem rolled over pulaski. martinsville beat magna vista. lord botetourt won at staunton river. and northside beat fleming 81-63. and girls, young's 19 helped brookville beat herself. chatham got 17 points from
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and l.c.a. fell at miller school. and nascar is revamping its overtime procedure moving to an unlimited green-white checkered finish and establishing an overtime line to determine the winner. if the race winnerer pass it is arbitrary overtime line on the first lap before the caution comes out, it will be a valid attempt. bickers is expected to replace tony stewart only for the daytona 500 a week from sunday. stewart is looking for options after the 500.
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follow every pitch, every play and every win. change the way you experience tv with x1 from xfinity. >> mark: all right. we want to take one last live look at the fire in brookneal there at the dan river plant, the old dan river plant. right now here's what we know. that plant closed down in 2006-2007. it was in the process of being demollished when it caught
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the campbell county fire marshal, randall johnson, says that they are still investigating the cause of that fire. we'll have the very latest for you beginning 5:00 a.m. on "gmv." >> george: and just looking at the video there, you feel for the firefighters that are fighting that. and the smoking is rising
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