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we ll tell you how to stay safe while staying warm. good evening and welcome to newschannel three at 6. i m kurt williams. and i m beverly kidd. more bitter cold and strong winds outside today -- and vipir radar is tracking temperatures in the single digits overnight. taking a live look outside at downtown norfolk. ( ad-lib camera ( chief meteorologist patrick rockey is in the live vipir forecast center. it )s time to pay the piper. after unusually mild weather for about the last six weeks, the bottom is dropping out. that means dangerously cold and windy weather for the next few days and the possibility of a winter storm later this week. an arctic air mass is bringing us unseasonably cold temperatures, gusty winds and mainly clear skies. most of us will wake up to temperatures in the teens on tuesday morning with wind chills in the single digits. and, despite plenty of sunshine, most of us probably won )t break the freezing mark on tuesday. in fact some of us may not even climb out of the 20s! wednesday morning brings more cold weather.
lighter, so it won )t feel quite-p&as brutal. and by the afternoon we expect temperatures to be in the upper 30s and even some lower 40s. then our attention turns to a developing storm system that could bring us more wintry weather on friday and saturday. there are a lot of moving parts with this system and a lot of uncertainty. as an area of low pressure moves up the coast, it looks like we will be right on the line between rain and snow. if the coldest air stays just to our north, we are looking at a chilly rain. if the cold air dives farther south, we could be looking at quite a bit of snow. we will continue to fine-tune that forecast over the next few days.
our vipir team coverage continues in norfolk -- that )s where we find todd corillo tonight braving the bitter cold. todd, the sun is down----how )s it feel out there right now? it )s cold out here for sure -- and as folks look for ways to stay warm -- firefighters are urging you to take precautions. winter seems to have come to hampton roads -- and right now it )s not letting go.
what it looked like in williamsburg on sunday -- as snow kept falling -- blanketing the colonial capital. the next day -- the sun returned to hampton roads -- but even the sunshine couldn t help chase away the bitterly cold temperatures. folks who did venture out found themselves bundled up just to get their exercise in. monday night -- won t fare much better -- and firefighters across the region know there are plenty of heating sources folks will be turning on tonight. the trick though -- is using them safely -- a fire can be sparked quite easily. so firefighters say your best bet to stay warm -- and safe -- is to keep heaters in good working order -- and away from
firefighters won )t be the only ones paying attention to the cold tonight-- v-dot tells us their crews will be on standby to deal with any issues on the roads. live in norfolk -- todd corillo -- newschannel 3. now is a good time to download the new newschannel 3 vipir app. you can watch live vipir radar and check the forecast -- as well as get any weather alerts. to download it -- go to w-t-k-r-dot- com-slash-apps in portsmouth. two families forced out into icy cold temperatures when their duplex went up in flames. as you can see the flames did significant damage to the home on des moines avenue. the fire almost completely destroyed the roof -- but the four adults and two children inside made it out safe. we )re told it started in the upstairs unit. crystal mann was in bed downstairs when she was forced to run out into the cold
the red cross is assisting both families and firefighters are still searching for a cause. tonight---the 8 year old boy - who vanished from his home without a coat early this morning--- is back with his family. newschannel three s nadeen yanes joins us live to tell us where the boy was finally discovered. 8 hours - in temps in the 30s - but sometimes feeling so much colder than that and thats why the timer was on - to find 8 year zeb before the sun and these temperatures go down any lower. pkg hiding in the crawl space of his own home - thats is where trackers found zeb gross - the 8 year old boy who wihtout his coat
around 7 o clock this morning - who also didnt seem scared or unnerved when he was found 8 hours later hiding underneath just feet below from where he disappeared. 28:13 he was just there and they located him and they went to him and he came out willingly he didnt appear to be upset he was just happy to be his with his family but his parents were sure scared - according to officials and so were the 80 personel - looking for him. teams with williamsburg police - fire - virginia state police and the virginia department of emergency management had eyes both in the sky and on the ground. searchign desperately within a 2 mile radius of the boys skipwith farms home. 24:48 a missing child usually illicit a large response anyway but in this situation because of the cold weather thats really starting to drive some of the was felt throuought the entire community - hoping to find the young boy before the sun and the temperatures go down. robert hale - quickly took action to volunteer - after 3 at noon. 7:35 its like 24 degrees right now and im just very concerned for this child i mean 7:44 im christian my heart right now around 2 30 officials gave us an update -
the search expanded - with officials asking for the publics help - it wasnt 45 minutes later - we had the final update. 8 year old zeb - found safe in a spot they had checked before. 29:59 he entered from the outside of the house that the personelle went in earlier so we arent sure how he got in there or when he got in there hes okay - checked out -- asked why he left - where he went - all questions for his parents - who im sure are relieved tonight. live in williamsburg nadeen yanes
new at six a chesapeake man is dead--he was discovered after his car went into a ditch. it happened this afternoon on blackwater road -- near mount pleasant road. police tell us the man s car ran off the road and into a ditch. he was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. investigators believe a medical emergency led to the crash. one person is dead and three others hurt after being shot in gloucester county. a suspect is locked up and newschannel 3s margaret kavanagh spoke with the father of one of the victims. she joins us live from the control room with more. he is glad his 14 year old daughter is alive and says he doesn t know why she was out so late. 15:24" the doctor said if it had been a little bit closer she would not be here. john ward says his 14 year old daughter was with friends near the intersection of ditchley road and gill lane just after midnight sunday when shots were fired. tonight 18 year old dijon whitter is accused of murder among other charges.
found dead in a car - and three others shot. a captain with the sheriff s office says the three-p&got a ride to the nuttall -p&country store --- a little over a mile down the road. there was a big part going at a home in the neighborhood. doesn t want to be id 7:29 we were having a party for my birthday but there was nothing they were in affiliated with us in anyway 16:18 was your daughter going to that party? that is where she was going that )s what she told me" a captain from the sheriff s office say they first got a 911 call about a chaotic scene - then another call about several gun shot victims. then a third call from a near by neighbor who told newschannel 3 a teenage girl came pounding on their door -- saying all her friends were shot -- claiming that the alleged gunman was chasing her. john says his daughter was shot in the back of the head and now has double vision - and that doctors don t the extent of any possible permanent damage - but says she was released from the hospital. he is glad she survived. 15:39 i hope they
extent meanwhile -- whitter who is from hampton is being held without bond in the gloucester county jail. 17:27 i don t know how she knows the guy or if she knew him this is a very rural section of the country. neighbors were spoke to say it s normally quiet and they can )t believe this happened. live in the control room, mk, newschannel 3 next on newschannel three at 6. the battle over increased gun control in the commonwealth. today gun rights activist )s held a rally before the general assembly -- as the
today we celebrate the life and legacy of civil rights leader dr. martin luther king junior. . the portsmouth branch of the n- a-a-c-p hosted it s m-l-k day church service at ebenezer baptist church today -- honoring his contributions. worshipers -- including mayor kenny wright -- gathered to praise king s devotion to work for civil rights for all. local chapter leaders called on everyone to end violence in the city. organizers say martin luther king day is a time for reflection
more and more supporters of dr. king day are encouraging people to use this day, not just as a holiday---but a day of service. gun control back in the spotlight at the state capital today. and this year it seems the debate on both sides is more passionate than ever. jake burns has more on why. nats - "i m a wound up and b fed up." many of the hundreds of gun owners carrying on the capitol grounds monday feel their second amendment rights are under attack in 2016 -- at the state level. sot - "people are afraid of getting inadvertently caught up in something because the laws are confusing." sot - jennifer bowers, gun owner from fredericksburg - "i think the dropping of the reciprocity with other states has really enraged people." nats - "no more years!" chants to impeach attorney general mark herring echoed below his office near the capitol bell tower.
february -- herring announced virginia plans on ending their agreement with 25 states who )s concealed carry permit standards don )t meet virginia s. republican lawmakers have introduced bills that would stop that from happening. sot - "lady s and gentlemen, there has been this encroachment of executive caveat." nats - soft music later in the afternoon -- gun control advocates hold a vigil to remember those lost to gun violence. governor terry mcauliffe says he is never prepared to talk to family members who have had a loved one gun down. sot -"you hang up that phone and wonder if you have done everything you possible can?" mcauliffe renewed his vow to strengthen virginia )s background check system and for what he calls more common sense gun restrictions. andy goddard s son was shot four times at virginia tech in 2007 -- and says measures like that would not interfere with the average gun owner s rights. "the groups like i listened to this morning, i don t think they represent average gun owners.... we )re not trying to take away
today s gun rights supporters say recent actions by the governor and attorney general are putting a squeeze on responsible gun owners. it )s time to pay the piper. after unusually mild weather for about the last six weeks, the bottom is dropping out. that means dangerously cold and windy weather for the next few days and the possibility of a winter storm later this week. an arctic air mass is bringing us unseasonably cold temperatures, gusty winds and mainly clear skies. most of us will wake up to temperatures in the teens on tuesday morning with wind chills in the single digits. and, despite plenty of sunshine, most of us probably won )t break the freezing mark on tuesday. in fact some of us may not even climb out of the 20s! wednesday morning brings more cold weather. but the winds will be lighter, so it won )t feel quite-p&as brutal. and by the afternoon we expect temperatures to be in the upper 30s and even some lower 40s. then our attention turns to a developing storm system that could bring us more wintry weather on friday and saturday. there
this system and a lot of uncertainty. as an area of low pressure moves up the coast, it looks like we will be right on the line between rain and snow. if the coldest air stays just to our north, we are looking at a chilly rain. if the cold air dives farther south, we could be looking at quite a bit of snow. we will continue to fine-tune that forecast over the next few
a rare new addition to the virginia zoo. the zoo recently announced two malayan tiger cubs were born earlier this month. the two male cubs were bred from the zoo s current tigers. after they were born zoo staff says their mother wasn t providing them enough care -- so they decided to raise them by hand. both cubs have not been named yet. we )re told they re thriving
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