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a rocky mount woman faces charges after a baby is found in a dumpster. what the community says about the case.### 17:45:15 dr john kowalski, governor's school director economically it works well to concentrate the kind of resources we have in one place that all the school districts can take advantage of. a big anniversary for a local school. the competitive environment students are thriving in. # good morning and thanks for joining us on virginia today here on w-s-l-s 10. i'm jenna zibton. and i'm patrick mckee. storm team ten meteorologist kristina montuori joins us now.. kristina? today: breezy with increasing sunshine.highs in the upper 40s and lower 50s tonight: mainly clear and breezy with lows in the upper 20s and lower 30s
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in the middle 40s saturday: mostly sunny with highs in the middle and upper 40s sunday: mostly sunny with highs in the lower 50s monday: increasing clouds with highs in the time now for your timesaver traffic report. a franklin county woman is now
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a franklin county woman is now charged in connection with the suspicious death of an infant. the rocky mount police chief says ... the autopsy revealed the baby was a still born. the baby's body was found in a dumpster at the franklin county dump sites. 24-year-old katherine dellis is charged with unlawful concealment of human remains. town leaders are sharing their thoughts. matthew hankins/assistan t town manager - "that's about the most rotten thing you can hear, it's not something you want to hear in particular associated with your town it's an unfortunate circumstance and its shaken a lot of people hear in the community." dellis is being held in the roanoke city jail. # fighting child abuse is the top priority in pulaski. a strong
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leaders want to happen immediately. they say while some children are being abused or neglected.. many in the program are not... but a strong adult influence can make their family lives better. shawn utt / big brother hopefully the stronger family life, relationships, knowing how to relate to an adult, i would think would parents. the county recently gave 30-thousand dollars to help expand the initiative.. which is now serving nine schools and 99 kids. ### in what's news today... the lynchburg department of water resources holds a public meeting to talk about its water quality improvement project. staff will talk about the proposed plan... and answer questions. the project provides improved quality of stormwater runoff into rock castle creek. # we will get an update this morning on developments to bring an amtrak stop to bedford. the bedford- franklin regional rail initiative has raised money to pay for studies about the
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ridership. amtrak is expect to extend its service to roanoke sometime next year. # the virginia house of delegates will recognize former virginia tech football head coach frank beamer today. he will be presented a copy of the resolution which was passed by both the house and the senate. beamer retired at the end of the last football season after 29 leading the team. medical students take to the basketball court tonight for the annual docs for morgan event. students from the virginia tech carilion school of medicine will face off against carilion clinic doctors and jefferson college of health sciences students. proceeds benefit the morgan harrington memorial scholarship fund at vtc.### new this morning... it's a big anniversary for a local school. the roanoke valley governor's school is celebrating 30 years of teaching students. together... 270 students from seven school districts study science and math. dr. john kowalski... is the school director. he's been at the school for 29 of
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says it's a competitve process to get in. 17:45:31 dr john kowalski, governor's school director i think often times in regular high schools the gifted students sometimes don't have the opportunities that they could have and by bringing them together in one place there's a huge synergy of these kids working together 17:1:55 vanessa lin, franklin county high school junior all the people here are like me. at my homeschool, i love my homeschool but it's a different environment. kowalski says in the coming decades it would be good to expand... adding more research labs and students. we'll have more on this story tonight at five... in education matters. # every day... families in southwest virginia struggle with hunger. today... you can make a difference in our community. happening today - wsls 10 is once again teaming up with feeding america southwest virginia for the 10 cares food drive. wsls 10's rachel lucas joins us live from one of our donation locations... the kroger store in bonsack. rachel, how easy is it for
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hunger continues to be a problem here in our region - our region - according to feeding america - who serves meals to more than 127 thousand people each month...almost 13 percent of people in southwest virginia do not always know where they will find their next meal. that's about one in eight people. so chances are you know someone who struggles with providing meals for their families. feeding america works uses food drives like the one we are doing today to help stock area food pantries and soup kitchens--- there are about 400 in our area. i spoke with the 82nd airbourne christian soldiers food pantry in roanoke that see's more than 100 different people each day they open their doors.
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day they open their doors. evelyn vest/pantry supervisor - "a lot of times we can only give one can of food away to each person who comes through the line. it would be nice if we could give each person two or three cans, because one can if you have a family does not go very far". so if you would like to help provide those extra cans - we've made it easy for you. you can either bring in canned goods from your pantry at home - or you can purchase them here today at kroger. coming in your next half hour - i'll have more on what kroger is doing to make it easier for
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a big u-s mall operator says amazon has plans to open hundreds of bookstores. in november, amazon opened a bookstore in seattle. now, the c-e-o of mall operator--- general growth properties says amazon's goal is to open up to 4- hundred bookstores. more physical storefronts would be a major reversal for the company that's credited with putting several brick and mortar chains out of business. #
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storm team ten meteorologist kristina montuori has more -- kristina?? today: breezy with increasing sunshine.highs in the upper 40s and lower 50s tonight: mainly clear and breezy with lows in the upper 20s and lower 30s friday: mostly sunny with highs in the middle 40s saturday: mostly sunny with highs in the middle and upper 40s sunday: mostly sunny with highs in the lower 50s monday:
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clouds with highs in the lower 40s.overnight wintry mix possible tuesday: light wintry mix possible with highs in the upper 30s and lower 40s . today: breezy with increasing sunshine.highs in the upper 40s and lower 50s tonight: mainly clear and breezy with lows in the upper 20s and lower 30s friday: mostly sunny with highs in the middle 40s saturday: mostly sunny with highs in the middle and upper 40s sunday: mostly sunny with highs in the lower 50s monday: increasing clouds with highs in the lower 40s.overnight wintry mix
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today: breezy with increasing sunshine.highs in the upper 40s and lower 50s tonight: mainly clear and breezy with lows in the upper 20s and lower 30s you head out the door... w-s-l-s ten's erin brookshier joins us now. she's live in the traffic center now, erin how's traffic looking? and here's a look at timesaver traffic.... i'll have a full look at the roads in just a few minutes. it's the super bowl's golden anniversary. and to celebrate the big 5-0 -- america's biggest game is set to make a whole lot of money. a look at the big game budget.### valentines day is quickly approaching and love is in the air. approaching and love is in the
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attitudes toward travel and love.... today.# love is in the air... and from now until valentine's day... wsls 10 is highlighting couples in southwest virginia. send in a photo of you and your sweetheart to news at wsls dot com or post it online. we will feature couples and their love stories right here on
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again! again! again! again? again! again! general mills is removing artificial flavors and colors from our cereals. so you can love cereal...
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now to what's trending now... a look at the biggest social networking, online and technology talkers. a new poll is revealing what makes us miserable - and also what makes us happy. according to researchers at the london school of economics... laying in bed sick is the only thing worse than being at the office. the study also found married people were less happy at work than others... yet, parents enjoy work more than those who don't
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commuting, waiting in traffic and housework also failed to raise a smile. meanwhile things that give us joy include going to the theatre, playing sports and gardening. . valentines day is right around the corner and while a candle lit dinner can set the mood, it seems most people feel romantic when they're on the go. an expedia travel study finds that when it comes to love, most americans prefer beach travel.. followed by exotic destination ... then the countryside. but regardless of where you go for love, the study found that 55 percent of respondents would likely propose to a spouse while on vacation. and
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most romantic city... paris topped the list with 69 percent. super bowl 50 is almost here and this year's big game is expected to make a lot of money. as the most valuable sports event in the world.... the nfl is expected to make at least 620- million dollars for this years game. tickets are predicted to be the most expensive yet and local hotels are jacking up prices six times the normal rate. cbs -- the network carrying the game -- expects to make 350 million dollars -- just from ads alone. one group that doesn't get paid - the half time performers. but
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minute commercial... as at least 118 million people tuned in last year. we're continuing to highlight some of our favorite recipes for the big game... here we have.... buffalo chicken dip. ingredients: 1 pkg of roasted red pepper
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red hot buffalo sauce 1 large can chicken breast mix hummus and chicken. add sauce to taste. big game... here we have.... buffalo chicken dip. ingredients: 1 pkg of roasted red pepper 1 pkg of roasted red pepper hummus now to kristina, with for a look at our forecast. today: breezy with increasing sunshine.highs in the upper 40s and lower 50s
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with lows in the upper 20s and lower 30s friday: mostly sunny with highs in the middle 40s saturday: mostly sunny with highs in the middle and upper 40s sunday: mostly sunny with highs in the lower 50s monday: increasing clouds with highs in the lower 40s.overnight wintry mix possible tuesday: light wintry mix possible with highs in the upper 30s and lower 40s today: breezy with increasing sunshine.highs in the upper 40s and lower 50s tonight: mainly clear and breezy with lows in the upper 20s and lower 30s
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saturday: mostly sunny with highs in the middle and upper 40s sunday: mostly sunny with highs in the lower 50s traffic report. ahead in sports-- an assistant coach for the hokies takes on a new job. and this is a live look from the bonsack kroger where the 10 cares food drive gets underway today. we are working to help fight hunger. more on how you can participate..
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welcome back to virginia today here on w-s-l-s 10....it's i'm jenna zibton. and i'm patrick mckee. national signing day is in the books. wsls 10's john appicello has a look at the u-v-a and virginia tech recruits.# appy on cam good morning everybody.. the future of college programs across the nation..hinge...o n wednesday's national signing day haul. and the hokies begin the fuente era....with a 21 talented newcomers. sot justin fuente/hokies head coach:"fuente:s till we still will have a high priority on the state of virginia and i think you'll continue to see that throughout my tenure here i'm proud of the kids they decided to stay close to home and play virginia tech." bud foster/hokies defensive coordinator:"...i t's been a lot of hard work of mixing you know me being a part of the previous staff and hang on to some people and then to attack in this thing with the new staff it's been very exciting we had a good day today and and i look forward to working with the young men. vo while the hokies were gaining a
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losing an assistant coach.. virginia tech's defensive secondary coach...torrian gray-is moving to the university of florida to be the db coach under coach jim mcelwain. gray was retained by coach fuente after being a member of coach beamer's staff since 2006.. the former nfl player for the vikings and db coach for the chicago bears--is a florida native..and still has plenty of recruiting ties in the state-- appy meanwhile the cavs first class under new head coach bronco mendenhall holds plenty of promise.. and make no mistake...this is coach london's class...by and large.. sot bronco mendenhall/uva head coach:"....so it's a great starting place is the way i would describe the majority of the recruits overwhelming majority coach london and his staff identified and committed and i was i was i was impressed as i went from home to home i didn't make it to every single home but the majority before official visit
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what coach london had done with the quality of the people vogw vo in monitor for a complete look around the area..on national signing day..check out our website.. its all there at wsls.com. that's all of it. ja wsls 10 sports. protecting teens from sexual violence. the new bill being discussed in richmond. # "we're just being very careful because there are so many unknowns," we hear from the first zika virus patient in virginia. what she says it's like to have this
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be healthy... but many americans are not getting enough. an easy way to protect your heart. .. if you don't have time to go to the gym.### good morning and thanks for joining us on virginia today here on wsls 10. i'm jenna zibton. and i'm patrick mckee. storm team ten meteorologist kristina montuori joins us now.. kristina? today: breezy with increasing sunshine.highs in the upper 40s and lower 50s tonight: mainly clear and breezy with lows in the upper 20s and lower 30s friday: mostly sunny with highs in the middle 40s saturday: mostly sunny with highs in the middle and upper 40s
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highs in the lower 50s monday: increasing clouds with highs in the lower 40s.overnight wintry mix possible tuesday: light wintry mix possible with highs in the upper 30s and lower 40s time now for your timesaver
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the blacksburg teenager killed by a virginia tech student will be laid to rest today. the funeral for nicole lovell takes place at 3 this afternoon at mccoy funeral home in blacksburg. wednesday was a somber day as hundreds of family, friends, police officers and others gathered for nicole's visitation. they shared memories of the young girl who touched so many lives. katie wilson/ family friend 3:28:28 remember her as the happy child she was the girl everybody loved. the smiling colie" a memorial fund for the family has been set up at the national bank of blacksburg. donations will be used to help with incidentals. remaining funds will be used to start a scholarship in nicole's name.### one of the virginia tech students facing charges in the stabbing death of 13-year-old nicole lovell will be in court today for a bond hearing. court documents show attorney's for "natalie keepers" filed paperwork to request bond.
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accessory before the fact to first-degree murder ... and improper disposal of a body. david eisenhauer is charged with first-degree murder. both are being held without bond. # there has been a lot talk about social media following the death of nicole lovell and whether it played a role in this case. police aren't saying.. but it's not stopped some moms and dads from looking deeper into what their kids are doing online. natasha rodgers/mom on mission - "20 years ago predators had to search for their victims. they had to get in their cars go to the parks go to the mall integrate themselves into families but technology the double was sword that it is has allowed victims to just walk right into the predators hands." to keep your kids safe ... police say whatever device you give your child and know its features and how to control them. it's important to tell your kids you're not invading their privacy.. but you're trying to
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a bill aimed at teaching teens about healthy relationships makes its way through the general assembly. the bill would require school districts to include education about relationships in high school health classes. students would learn about dating and violence.. emotional health... and age appropriate relationships. camille cooper, protect:" like every teenager in the whole wide world, you know and she was looking for friends and she found the wrong one. "butted"you can't just hand your children a tablet, a laptop, or a phone and not expect them to run into danger out there." parents say getting teens to recognize potential dangers could help prevent tragedies. # at least nine cases of the zika virus have turned up in florida. all the cases are in four counties where health emergencies have been declared. it's believed that all of the cases are from people who contracted the disease while traveling to affected countries. typically transmitted through mosquitoes.. the virus is now being sexually
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the latest case was reported in texas.### we're hearing from a virginia woman... with a rare virus. the first confirmed zika case in virginia happened in rockingham county. longtime missionary-- heather baker-- said she knew something was wrong starting in late november. she returned from a trip to guatemala... her fourth trip in the past year and a half. heather baker/zika patient"it began with just a swollen lymph node, which definitely tipped me off that something was coming, and then progressed to some body aches and a really weird rash and joint pain," she was tested for other illnesses... but those results came back negative. baker says the past few weeks have been about managing her symptoms... and learning more about the virus. the mother of three likely contracted zika in central america.... but plans to return to continue her missionary work when she get better. # in this morning's 10 cares heart health, exercise greatly reduces the risk for heart disease, but most of us aren't getting enough.
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clinic finds 40 percent of us are not meeting the minimum recommendations for exercise. those guidelines include 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week of walking, biking, lifting weights or any type of moderate physical activity. it all goes a long way in improving cholesterol, blood sugar and blood pressure. fitness experts say start small and stay realistic. sot: candice case - fitness director, ymca - :35 - :44 "don't expect to lose 20 pounds in that first month. don't expect to go to every class, you know, five days a week, right in a row." if you don't have time to work out, stand up. studies show that simply standing for two hours a day can reduce your risk for heart disease by 10 percent.### the wsls 10 cares food drive begins today. begins today. hunger is an issue many families in southwest virginia face. you can help your neighbors in need today by stopping by one
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america southwest virgina. w-s-l-s 10's rachael lucas joins us live from the bonsack kroger... rachel they're making it really easy to donate. # hunger continues to be a problem here in our region - according to feeding america - who serves meals to more than 127 thousand people each month...almost 13 percent of people in southwest virginia do not always know where they will find their next meal. that's about one in eight people. so chances are you know someone who struggles with providing meals for their families. feeding america works uses food drives like the one we are doing today to help stock area food pantries and soup kitchens---
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are about 400 in our area. i spoke with the 82nd airbourne christian soldiers food pantry in roanoke that see's more than 100 different people each day they open their doors. we'll be set up across southwest virginia... donations can be dropped off at the kroger stores in roanoke including bonsack and cave spring corner. we'll also be out at liberty fair mall in martinsville... main street in blacksburg and timberlake road in lynchburg until 7pm
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i'll have a live interview with the folks here at kroger about why this charity was important to get inolved in. now to kristina, with a look at our forecast. today: breezy with increasing sunshine.highs in the upper 40s and lower 50s tonight: mainly clear and breezy with lows in the upper 20s and lower 30s friday: mostly sunny with highs in the middle 40s saturday: mostly sunny with highs in the middle and upper 40s in the lower 50s monday: increasing clouds with highs in the lower 40s.overnight wintry mix possible tuesday: light wintry mix
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upper 30s and lower 40s . today: breezy with increasing sunshine.highs in the upper 40s and lower 50s tonight: mainly clear and breezy with lows in the upper 20s and lower 30s friday: mostly sunny with highs mostly sunny with highs in the middle and upper 40s sunday: mostly sunny with highs in the lower 50s monday: increasing clouds with highs in the lower 40s.overnight wintry mix possible tuesday: light wintry mix possible with highs in the upper 30s and lower 40s . today: breezy with increasing sunshine.highs in the upper 40s and lower 50s tonight: mainly clear and timesaver traffic.... for that let's head over to w-
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she's live in the traffic center now, erin how's traffic looking? and here's a look at timesaver traffic.... hillary clinton and bernie sanders are preparing to face off in their first one-on-one democratic debate tonight.. meanwhile, the republican field continues to shrink. # plus.. a discussion on the death penalty is leading to debate at the state capitol. more on a new bill that would bring back the electric chair.### lindee good morning.. today on the show.. the maker of manly meals, chad hoover makes super snacks for the super bowl... natalie plus.. we play two truths and a lie -- sports edition with wsls 10 sports alyssa rae and appy and greenfield preston plantations' fight to keep history alive..
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good morning. thank you for joining us for virginia today on w-s-l-s. i'm...patrick mckee. and i'm...jenna zibton. in decision 20--16.. we're focusing on new hampshire-- and so are the candidates. tonight is the democrats' final face-off... before the next primary election on tuesday.. as of now-- sanders has a double-digit lead over clinton. meanwhile.. the republican field is getting smaller, as rick santorum and rand paul both dropped out yesterday. sot: donald trump/ r presidential candidate :47-:54 "you know these politicians are brutal, they're brutal, they are brutal, they are a bunch of dishonest cookies." bump to: sot: ted cruz/ r presidential candidate :55- 1:01 "i wake
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latest thing donald has tweeted - because he's losing it." a recent roanoke college political poll places democratic presidential hopeful bernie sanders in the lead ... for virginia voters. the poll shows clinton is statistically tied with republican hopefuls ted cruz and marco rubio. donald trump has the lowest favorable rating ... with just 22- percent. # the way virginia executes criminals is now under review in the general assembly. one bill would allow the state to use the electric chair if lethal injection cannot be carried out. the bill would put inmates to death using the electric chair if the state cannot access lethal injection drugs-- which has been an ongoing problem. right now inmates get the option to chose between the two methods. sen. scott surovell, d-36th district: "effectively what an electric chair does is cook a human being to death. i don't think that comports with due process, i think it's cruel and unusual punishment. i don't think that's a humane way to kill people." the discussion comes as an execution is scheduled to be
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today marks a big day across the region... it's the annual ten cares food drive. wsls ten's rachel lucas is bringing us live coverage from one of the five kroger locations that will be collecting food today... and we want to check back in with her for an update. hey rachel-- how are things going? hunger continues to be a problem here in our region - according to feeding america - who serves meals to more than 127 thousand people each month...almost 13 percent of people in southwest virginia do not always know where they will find their next meal. that's about one in eight people. so chances are you know someone who struggles with providing meals for their families. feeding america works uses food
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today to help stock area food pantries and soup kitchens--- there are about 400 in our area. i spoke with the 82nd airbourne christian soldiers food pantry in roanoke that see's more than 100 different people each day they open their doors. so if you would like to help provide those extra cans - we've made it easy for you. you can today: breezy with increasing sunshine.highs in the upper 40s and lower 50s tonight: mainly clear and breezy with lows in the upper 20s and lower 30s friday: mostly sunny with highs in the middle 40s
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highs in the middle and upper 40s sunday: mostly sunny with highs in the lower 50s monday: increasing clouds with highs in the lower 40s.overnight wintry mix possible tuesday: light wintry mix possible with highs in the upper 30s and lower 40s today: breezy with increasing sunshine.highs in the upper 40s and lower 50s tonight: mainly clear and breezy with lows in the upper 20s and lower 30s friday: mostly sunny with highs in the middle 40s saturday: mostly sunny with highs in the middle and
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from now until valentine's day we'll be featuring local couples as our picture of the day-- check out this couple. they say they plan on getting plan on getting married in october.. after being together
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email us photos of you and your sweetheart! send them to news-at- wsls.com. five things you need to know are coming up next. here's a live look at the roanoke
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need to know" before you head out the door this morning. the missing blacksburg teenager who was found stabbed to death over the weekend will be laid to rest today. nicole lovell's funeral takes place this afternoon at mccoy funeral home in blacksburg. two virginia tech students... david eisenhauer and natalie keepers death. "if you have a trip planned to one of these area, just postpone it, find something to do local." a rockingham county mother of three who contracted the first confirmed zika virus in virginia is sharing her story. longtime missionary-- heather baker is urging americans, especially pregnant women, to avoid travel to area where the zika virus is common. today we are kicking off our 10 cares food drive with feeding america south- west virginia and kroger. this is a live look from the event in bonsack. we are working to help fight hunger... a growing problem across the commonwealth. we'll be set up at kroger stores in roanoke, lynchburg, martinsville
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today: breezy with increasing sunshine.highs in the upper 40s and lower 50s tonight: mainly clear and breezy with lows in the upper 20s and lower 30s friday: mostly sunny with our region as you head out the door this morning. ahead at 6..... medical students take to the court. the fundraiser that honors morgan harrington. plus.... preparing for spring break travel. "the minute you know you want to take a vacation, you have to book." how you can save money... and guarantee your spot at popular destinations. and... a new amtrak program expands. how it will make things easier for your furry friends. we're
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especially to a baby," a rocky mount woman faces charges after a baby is found in dumpster. what the community says about the case.### a local school in the roanoke valley is celebrating a big anniversary. a look at how the competitive environment is paying off for students good morning and thanks for joining us on virginia today here on w-s-l-s 10. i'm jenna zibton. and i'm patrick mckee. storm team ten meteorologist kristina montuori joins us now.. kristina? today: breezy with increasing sunshine.highs in the upper 40s and lower 50s tonight: mainly clear and breezy with lows in the upper
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friday: mostly sunny with highs in the middle 40s saturday: mostly sunny with highs in the middle and upper 40s sunday: mostly sunny with highs in the lower 50s monday: increasing clouds with highs in the lower 40s.overnight time now for your timesaver
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a franklin county woman is now charged in connection with the suspicious death of an infant. the rocky mount police chief says ... the autopsy revealed the baby was a still born. the baby's body was found in a dump sites. 24-year-old katherine dellis is charged with unlawful concealment of human remains. town leaders are sharing their thoughts. matthew hankins/assistan t town manager - "that's about the most rotten thing you can hear, it's not something you want to hear in particular associated with your town it's an unfortunate circumstance and its shaken a lot of people hear in the community." dellis is being held in the roanoke city jail. # fighting child abuse is the top priority in pulaski. a strong partnership with the big brothers big sisters program is something town
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immediately. they say while some children are being abused or neglected.. many in the program are not... but a strong adult influence can make their family lives better. shawn utt / big brother hopefully the stronger family life, relationships, knowing how to relate to an adult, i would think would help relating with their own parents. the county recently gave 30-thousand dollars to help expand the initiative.. which is now serving nine schools and 99 kids. ### in what's news today... the lynchburg department of water resources holds a public meeting to talk about its water quality improvement project. staff will talk about the proposed plan... and answer questions. the project provides improved quality of stormwater runoff into rock castle creek. # we will get an update this morning on developments to bring an amtrak stop to bedford. the bedford- franklin regional rail initiative has raised money to pay for studies about the economic impact... engineering... and ridership.
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service to roanoke sometime next year. # the virginia house of delegates will recognize former virginia tech football head coach frank beamer today. he will be presented a copy of the resolution which was passed by both the house and the senate. beamer retired at the end of the last football season after 29 leading the team. medical students take to the basketball court tonight for the annual docs for morgan event. students from the virginia tech carilion school of medicine will face off against carilion clinic doctors and jefferson college of health sciences morgan harrington vtc.### new this morning... it's a big anniversary for a local school. school is celebrating 30 years of teaching students. together... 270 students from seven school districts study science and math. dr. john kowalski... is the school director. of the 30 years it's been open. he to get in.
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governor's school director i think often times in regular high schools the gifted students sometimes don't have the opportunities that they could have and by bringing them together in one place there's a huge synergy of these kids working together 17:1:55 vanessa lin, franklin county high school junior all the people here are like me. at my homeschool, i love my homeschool but it's a different environment. kowalski says in the coming decades it would be good to expand... adding more research labs and students. we'll have more on this story tonight at five... in education matters. # every day... families in southwest virginia struggle with hunger. today... you can make a difference in our community. happening today - wsls 10 is once again teaming up with feeding america southwest virginia for the 10 cares food drive. wsls 10's rachel lucas joins us live from one of our donation locations... the kroger store in bonsack.
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hunger continues to be a problem here in our region - according to feeding america - who serves meals to more than 127 thousand people each month...almost 13 percent of people in southwest virginia do not always know where they will find their next meal. that's about one in eight people. so chances are you know someone who struggles with
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feeding america works uses food drives like the one we are doing today to help stock area food pantries and soup kitchens--- there are about 400 in our area. i spoke with the 82nd airbourne christian soldiers food pantry in roanoke that see's more than 100 different people each day they open their doors. evelyn vest/pantry supervisor - "a lot of times we can only give one can of food away to each person who comes through the line. it would be nice if we could give each person two or three cans, because one can if you have a family does not go very far". so if you would like to help provide those extra cans - we've made it easy for you. you can either bring in canned goods from your pantry at home - or you can purchase them here today at kroger. coming in your next half hour - i'll have more on what kroger is doing to make it easier for
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you may be thinking about plans for spring break.... but you have to book now if you want to find good deals for travel... especially if you're flying. spring break isn't just for college students. it's a chance for families to spend quality time together -- on vacation. experts recommend booking hotels early -- and if a better deal comes along -- you have 24 hours to cancel your original reservation. another way to save money: avoid traveling during spring break -- and instead -- vacation earlier or later. popular spring break destinations include mexico, the
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amtrak is extending and expanding its pets program. the program allows you to take a cat or small dog with you on trips up to seven hours. the company says after the overwhelming success of its pilot program, it has now made the pets programs permanent on eastern and select mid- western corridor trains. amtrak says more than 27-hundred pets have traveled with their human companions along the northeast corridor since the program launched.### turning back to the forecast... storm team ten meteorologist kristina montuori has more -- kristina?? today: breezy with increasing sunshine.highs in the upper 40s
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tonight: mainly clear and breezy with lows in the upper 20s and lower 30s friday: mostly sunny with highs in the middle 40s saturday: mostly sunny with highs in the middle and upper 40s sunday: mostly sunny with highs in the lower 50s monday: increasing clouds with highs in the lower 40s.overnight wintry mix possible tuesday: light wintry mix possible with highs in the
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today: breezy with increasing sunshine.highs in the upper 40s and lower 50s tonight: mainly clear and breezy with lows in the door... w-s-l-s ten's erin brookshier joins us now. she's live in the traffic center now, erin how's traffic looking? and here's a look at timesaver traffic.... i'll have a full look at the roads in just a few minutes. it's the super bowl's golden anniversary. and to celebrate the big 5-0 -- america's biggest game is set to make a whole lot of money. a look at the big budget.### valentines day is quickly approaching and love is in the air. a deeper look at american
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when we look at whats trending today.# love is in the air... and from now until valentine's day... wsls 10 is highlighting couples in southwest virginia. send in a photo of you and your sweetheart to news at wsls dot com or post it online. we will feature couples and their love stories right here on
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there are many sides to basketball star an fashion icon russell westbrook. and with coverage in the middle of anywhere from u.s. cellular, he can find some new ones. like, farmer. russell's brussels. russell speaking. paleontologist. hashtag t-rex. park ranger. where am i? and t.v. spokesperson. that's my line. i got it. with u.s. cellular, you can do all the things you like, from the middle of anywhere.
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now to what's trending now... a look at the biggest social networking, online and technology talkers. a new poll is revealing what makes us miserable - and also what makes us happy. according to researchers at the london school of economics... laying in bed sick is the only thing worse than being at the office. commuting, waiting in traffic and housework also failed to raise a smile. meanwhile things that give us joy include going to the movies,
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valentines day is right around the corner and while a candle lit dinner can set the mood, it seems most people feel romantic when they're on the go. an expedia travel study finds that when it comes to love, most americans prefer beach travel.. followed by exotic destination ... then the countryside. but regardless of where you go
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55 percent of respondents would likely propose to a spouse while on vacation. and when it comes to the most romantic city... paris topped the list with 69 percent. super bowl 50 is almost here and this year's big game is expected to make a lot of money. as the most valuable sports event in the world.... the nfl is
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million dollars for this years game. tickets are predicted to be the most expensive yet and local hotels are jacking up prices six times the normal rate. one group that doesn't get paid - the half time performers. but the free gig turns into a commercial... as at least 118 million people tuned in last year. we're continuing to highlight some we're continuing to highlight some of our favorite recipes for the big game... here we have.... buffalo chicken dip. ingredients: hummus red hot buffalo sauce 1 large
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and chicken. add sauce to taste. big game... here we have.... buffalo chicken dip. ingredients: 1 pkg of roasted red pepper hummus now to kristina, with for a look at our forecast. today: breezy with increasing sunshine.highs in the upper 40s and lower 50s tonight: mainly clear and breezy with lows in the upper 20s and
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friday: mostly sunny with highs
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ahead in sports-- an assistant new job. and this is a live look from the bonsack kroger where the 10 today. hunger. more on how you can participate..
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welcome back to virginia today here on w-s-l-s 10....it's i'm jenna zibton. and i'm patrick mckee. national signing day is in the books. wsls 10's john appicello has a look at the u-v-a and virginia tech
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good morning everybody.. the future of college programs across the nation..hinge...o n wednesday's national signing day haul. and the hokies begin the fuente era....with a 21 talented newcomers. sot justin fuente/hokies head coach:"fuente:s till we still will have a high priority on the state of virginia and i think you'll continue to see that throughout my tenure here i'm proud of the kids they decided to stay close to home and play virginia tech." bud foster/hokies defensive coordinator:"...i t's been a lot of hard work of mixing you know me being a part of the previous staff and hang on to some people and then to attack in this thing with the new staff it's been very exciting we had a good day today and and i look forward to working with the young men. vo while the hokies were gaining a new crop of players..they were losing an assistant coach.. virginia tech's defensive secondary coach...torrian gray-is moving to the university of florida to be the db coach under coach jim mcelwain.
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coach beamer's staff since 2006.. the former nfl player for the vikings and db coach for the chicago bears--is a florida native..and still has plenty of recruiting ties in the state-- appy meanwhile the cavs first class under new head coach bronco mendenhall holds plenty of promise.. and make no mistake...this is coach london's class...by and large.. sot bronco mendenhall/uva head coach:"....so it's a great starting place is the way i would describe the majority of the recruits overwhelming majority coach london and his staff identified and committed and i was i was i was impressed as i went from home to home i didn't make it to every single home but the majority before official visit weekend but i was impressed by what coach london had done with the quality of the people vogw vo in monitor for a complete look around the area..on national signing day..check out our website.. its all there at wsls.com. that's all of it.
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protecting teens from sexual violence. the new bill being discussed in richmond. # "we're just being very careful because there are so many unknowns," we hear from the first zika virus patient in virginia. what she says it's like to have this
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again! again! again! again? again! again! general mills is removing artificial flavors and colors from our cereals. so you can love cereal... again! "so loving just smiling all the time. she just enjoyed life." a life taken too soon. how family.. friends.. and members of the community are remembering 13- year-old nicole lovell. # we all know we need exercise to be healthy... but many americans are not getting enough. an easy way to protect your heart. .. if you don't have time to go to the gym.### good morning and thanks for joining us on virginia today here on wsls 10.
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and i'm patrick mckee. after a rainy wednesday the sunshine is making a comeback. this is a live look at the star city from our downtown roanoke skycam. a littly foggy but the skies are clearing out... for more on the forecast... storm team ten meteorologist kristina montuori joins us now.. kristina? today: breezy with increasing sunshine.highs in the upper 40s and lower 50s tonight: mainly clear and breezy with lows in the upper 20s and lower 30s friday: mostly sunny with highs in the middle 40s saturday: mostly sunny with highs in the middle and upper 40s sunday: mostly sunny with highs in the lower 50s monday: increasing clouds with
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lower 40s.overnight wintry mix possible tuesday: light wintry mix possible with highs in the time now for your timesaver
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the missing blacksburg teenager who was murdered over the weekend will be laid to rest today. the funeral for nicole lovell at blacksburg. wednesday was a somber day as hundreds of family, friends, police officers and others gathered for nicole's visitation. they shared memories of the lives. katie wilson/ family friend 3:28:28 remember her as the happy child she was the girl everybody loved. the smiling colie" has blacksburg. donations will be used to help incidentals. remaining funds will be used to start a scholarship in nicole's name.### one of the virginia tech students facing charges in the stabbing death of 13-year-old nicole lovell will be in court today for a bond hearing. court documents show attorney's for "natalie keepers" filed paperwork to request bond. the 19-year-old is charged with accessory before the fact to first-degree murder ... and improper disposal of a body.
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charged with first-degree murder. bond. # there has been a lot talk about social media following the death of nicole lovell and whether it played a role in this case. police aren't saying.. but it's not stopped some moms and dads their kids are doing online. natasha rodgers/mom on mission - search for their victims. they had to get in their cars go to the parks go into families but technology the double was sword that it is has allowed victims to just walk right into the predators hands." to keep your kids safe ... police say to look up parental controls on whatever device you give your child and know its features and how to control them. it's important to tell your kids you're not invading their privacy.. but you're trying to keep them safe.### a bill aimed at teaching teens about healthy relationships makes its way through the
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districts to include education about relationships in high school health classes. students would learn about dating and violence.. emotional health... and age appropriate relationships. camille cooper, protect:" like every teenager in the whole wide world, you know and she was looking for friends and she found the wrong one. "butted"you can't just hand your children a tablet, a laptop, or a phone and not expect them to run into danger out there." parents say getting teens to recognize potential dangers could help prevent tragedies. # at least nine cases of the zika virus have turned up in florida. all the cases are in four counties where health emergencies have been declared. it's believed that all of the cases are from people who contracted the disease while traveling to affected countries. typically transmitted through mosquitoes.. the virus is now being sexually transmitted. the latest case was reported in texas.### new this morning.. we're hearing from the virginia woman
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the first confirmed case happened in rockingham county. longtime missionary-- heather baker-- said she knew something was wrong starting in late november. she returned from a trip to guatemala... her fourth trip in the past year and a half. heather baker/zika patient"it began with just a swollen lymph node, which definitely tipped me off that something was coming, and then progressed to some body aches and a really weird rash and joint pain," she was tested for other illnesses... but those results came back negative. baker says the past few weeks have been about managing her symptoms... and learning more about the virus. the mother of three likely contracted zika in central america.... but plans to return to continue her missionary work when she get better. # in this morning's 10 cares heart health, exercise greatly reduces the risk for heart disease, but most of us aren't getting enough. a new study from the cleveland clinic finds 40 percent of us are not meeting the minimum recommendations for exercise. those guidelines include 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week of
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or any type of moderate physical activity. it all goes a long way in improving cholesterol, blood sugar and blood pressure. fitness experts say start small and stay realistic. sot: candice case - fitness director, ymca - :35 - :44 "don't expect to lose 20 pounds in that first month. don't expect to go to every class, you know, five days a week, right in a row." if you don't have time to work out, stand up. studies show that simply standing for two hours a day can reduce your risk for heart disease by 10 percent.### the wsls 10 cares food drive begins today. hunger is an issue many families in southwest virginia face. you can help your neighbors in need today by stopping by one of five kroger stores and making a donation to feeding america southwest virgina. w-s-l-s 10's rachael lucas joins us live from the bonsack kroger... rachel they're making it
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hunger continues to be a problem here in our region - according to feeding america - who serves meals to more than 127 thousand people each month...almost 13 percent of people in southwest virginia do not always know where they will find their next meal. that's about one in eight people. so chances are you know someone who struggles with providing meals for their families. feeding america works uses food drives like the one we are doing today to help stock area food pantries and soup kitchens--- there are about 400 in our area. i spoke with the 82nd airbourne christian soldiers food pantry in roanoke that see's more than 100 different people each day they open their doors. we'll be set up across southwest virginia... donations can be dropped off at the kroger stores in roanoke including bonsack and cave spring corner. we'll also be out at liberty fair
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street in blacksburg and timberlake road in lynchburg until 7pm coming up at the top of the hour i'll have a live interview with the folks here at kroger about why this charity was important to our region - according to feeding america - who serves meals to more than 127 thousand people each month...almost 13 percent of people in southwest virginia do not always know where they will find their next meal. that's about one in eight people. so chances are you know someone who struggles with providing meals for their families. feeding america works uses food
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now to kristina, with a look at our forecast. today: breezy with increasing sunshine.highs in the upper 40s and lower 50s tonight: mainly clear and breezy with lows in the upper 20s and lower 30s friday: mostly sunny with highs in the middle 40s saturday: mostly sunny with highs in the middle and upper 40s
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monday: increasing clouds with highs in the lower 40s.overnight wintry mix possible tuesday: light wintry mix possible with highs in the upper 30s and lower 40s . today: breezy with increasing sunshine.highs in the upper 40s and lower 50s tonight: mainly clear and breezy with lows in the upper 20s and lower 30s friday: mostly sunny with highs in the middle 40s saturday: mostly sunny with highs in the middle and
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sunday: mostly sunny with highs in the lower 50s monday: increasing check of timesaver traffic.... for that let's head over to w- s-l-s ten's erin brookshier. she's live in the traffic center now, erin how's traffic looking? and here's a look at timesaver traffic.... hillary clinton and bernie sanders are preparing to face off in their first one-on-one democratic debate tonight.. meanwhile, the republican field continues to shrink. # plus.. a discussion on the death penalty is leading to debate at the state capitol. more on a new bill that would
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in decision 20- energy efficiency doesn't pick favorites. it should apply to everyone.
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i'm an energy efficiency coordinator here in virginia. to me, it's all about being able to help our customers learn energy efficiency. this partnership with appalachian power allows us to touch more families in this region that really need it. (woman) when we first moved in, the house wasn't very livable. it had holes in the ceilings. it was very cold. they saved our house. (announcer) we may be a power company, but the true power in our communities
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on new hampshire-- and so are the candidates. tonight is the democrats' final face-off... before the next primary election on tuesday.. as of now-- sanders has a double-digit lead over clinton. meanwhile.. the republican field is getting smaller, as rick santorum and rand paul both dropped out yesterday. sot: donald trump/ r presidential candidate :47-:54 "you know these politicians are brutal, they're brutal, they are brutal, they are a bunch of dishonest cookies." bump to: sot: ted cruz/ r presidential
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every day and laugh at the latest thing donald has tweeted - because he's losing it." a recent roanoke college political poll places democratic presidential hopeful bernie sanders in the lead ... for virginia voters. the poll shows clinton is statistically tied with republican hopefuls ted cruz and marco rubio. donald trump has the lowest favorable rating ... with just 22- percent. # the way virginia executes criminals is now under review in the general assembly. one bill would allow the state to use the electric chair if lethal injection cannot be carried out. the bill would put inmates to death using the electric chair if the state cannot access lethal injection drugs-- which has been an ongoing problem. right now inmates get the option to chose between the two methods. sen. scott surovell, d-36th district: "effectively what an electric chair does is cook a human being to death. i don't think that comports with due process, i think it's cruel and unusual punishment. i don't think that's a humane way to kill people." the discussion comes as an execution is scheduled to be held next month.###
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region... it's the annual ten cares food drive. wsls ten's rachel lucas is bringing us live coverage from one of the five kroger locations that will be collecting food today... and we want to check back in with her for an update. hey rachel-- how are things going? hunger continues to be a problem here in our region - according to feeding america - who serves meals to more than 127 thousand people each month...almost 13 percent of people in southwest virginia do not always know where they will find their next meal. that's about one in eight people. so chances are you know someone who struggles with providing
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feeding america works uses food drives like the one we are doing today to help stock area food pantries and soup kitchens--- there are about 400 in our area. i spoke today: breezy with increasing sunshine.highs in the upper 40s and lower 50s tonight: mainly clear and breezy with lows in the upper 20s and lower 30s friday: mostly sunny with highs in the middle 40s saturday: mostly sunny with highs in the middle and upper 40s sunday: mostly sunny with highs in the lower 50s monday: increasing clouds with highs in the lower 40s.overnight wintry mix possible tuesday: light wintry mix possible with highs in the upper 30s and lower 40s today: breezy with increasing sunshine.highs in the upper 40s and lower 50s tonight: mainly clear and
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20s and lower 30s friday: mostly sunny with highs in the middle 40s saturday: mostly sunny with highs in the middle and upper 40s sunday: mostly sunny with highs in the lower 50s monday: increasing clouds with highs in the lower 40s.overnight wintry mix possible
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five things you need to know are coming up next. five things you need to know are coming up next. here's a live look at blacksburg from our virginia tech skycam.
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need to know" before you head out the door this morning. the missing blacksburg teenager who was found stabbed to death over the weekend will be laid to rest today. nicole lovell's funeral takes place this afternoon at mccoy funeral home in blacksburg. two virginia tech students... david eisenhauer and natalie keepers are charged in connection to her death. keepers will be in court today in montgomery county for a bond hearing. "if you have a trip planned to one of these area, just postpone
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local." a rockingham county mother of three who contracted the first confirmed zika virus in virginia is sharing her story. longtime missionary-- heather baker is urging americans, especially pregnant women, to avoid travel to area where the zika virus is common. right now baker is focusing on managing her symptoms... and learning more about the virus. today we are kicking off our 10 cares food drive with feeding america south- west virginia and kroger. event in bonsack. we are working to help fight hunger... a growing problem across the commonwealth. we'll be set up at kroger stores in roanoke, lynchburg, martinsville and blacksburg until 7 pm tonight.# today: breezy with increasing sunshine.highs in the upper 40s and lower 50s tonight: mainly clear and breezy with lows in the upper 20s and lower 30s friday: mostly sunny with highs in the middle 40s
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coming up on today... does "greek life" on college campuses.. need a revamp? one student's video about why she quit her sorority.. that's touching a nerve. plus the best places to getaway for valentine's day and president's day here's a live look at wintergreen resort in nelson county.
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