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delays and closings at wtkr dot com. we )re tracking a much larger system for friday and saturday that could bring us snow but also some rain. we )re keeping an eye on an area pressure that move into the area from the southwest. as this system moves into some very cold air already in place, any precipitation that develops will first fall as snow early on friday. then, during the day, as low pressure moves over the area, it will drive in slightly warmer temperatures, which will cause the snow to transition into rain. once the
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low exits the coast by saturday, colder air will wrap around the backside of the low, causing any rain to transition back to snow. the highest snowfall amounts will likely be in the richmond area. however, some areas across hampton roads and ne north carolina could see several inches of snow as well. so how much snow are we talking about friday and saturday? for the peninsulas, we could see anywhere between 4 and 6 inches of snow. however, some higher amounts are possible in those communities, specifically the middle peninsula and the northern neck. southside, the eastern shore and parts of north carolina could see anywhere from 2 and 4 inches of snow. the outer banks will see less snowfall
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we continue our live team winter coverage this morning with a potential winter storm on the way crews are monitoring conditions to make sure the roads are safe. newschannel threes stefania okolie is live at lesner bridge in
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you can track the latest radar - on the newschannel three app. you can also get the latest forecasts - and weather alerts during the storm. our meteorologists are also working you updated with video forecasts. to download it -- go to w-t-k-r- dot-com-slash- apps - it )s free! lets get to kristen crowley with morning now here )s kristen crowley to
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new this morning out of james city county -- add a big machinery on the production line caught fire at the lumber liquidators headquarters. add this all happened around 12-30 at the plant in industrial park off of briarfield road. when crews arrived, heavy smoke could be seen throughout the building. it took crews several hours to clear the scene out of concerns that flames would spread to the dusk collector system throughout the building. add no one was hurt. in mathews county-- students at mathews high school will be back in school
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today. this comes after the building )s heating unit broke down yesterday. students were not told to come to school while contractors worked on the problems. though they could not say exactly what part of the unit was broken it is now fixed. in norfolk a person was detained for questioning by the f-b-i following a bomb threat. a suspicious package was discovered at about five last night at joint expeditionary base little creek fort story. police shut down parts of shore drive for hours last night -- especially near gate five. the base is back to normal operations. on the military watch-- test results from drinking water at the fentress training air field in chesapeake show higher than normal levels of contamination. n-a-s oceana )s commanding officer made the announcement when test results on the water came back showing two different types of p-f-c chemicals. the navy uses p-f-c s in foam used to fight fires. the
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to be taken for the levels tested. but the commanding officer says the navy is taking preventive steps until the levels are reduced. officials say they )re working with the city of chesapeake and state officials to ensure the people who live outside of the base were not affected. later today a man who pleaded guilty to bringing heroin and syringes on board a norfolk based navy ship with his wife will be sentenced in court. donald mcmanus -- an active duty sailor on the u- s-s george h-w bush -- said had his wife breanna smuggle heroin and syringes onto the ship. then they sold it to another
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sailor - who was later found unconscious on the ship . his wife breanna will be in court next week. winter weather is taking a toll on drivers just up the road in d-c -- and president obama s motorcade was no exception. some people right here in hampton roads are taking action to make sure people in the city of flint michigan have clean water
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snow and icy conditions made for dangerous and difficult driving around d-c overnight. this comes ahead of a serious snowstorm forecasted for the over the next few days --especially for that area. the
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that between 12 and 24 inches of snow by saturday night. and the winter weather also president. video shows some of the vehicles in obama s motorcade having problems driving in suburban maryland and washington d-c on the way back to the white house. a drive that normally takes 25-minutes -- took over an hour. we )re tracking a much larger system for friday and saturday that could bring us snow but also some rain. we re keeping an eye on an area of low pressure that move into the area from the southwest. as
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cold air already in place, any precipitation that develops will first fall as snow early on friday. then, during the day, as low pressure moves over the area, it will drive in slightly warmer temperatures, which will cause the snow to transition into rain. once the low exits the coast by saturday, colder air will wrap around the backside of the low, causing any rain to transition back to snow. the highest snowfall amounts will likely be in the richmond area. however, some areas across hampton roads and ne north carolina could see several inches of snow as well. so how much snow are we talking about friday and saturday? for the peninsulas, we could see anywhere between 4 and 6
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however, some higher amounts are possible in those communities, specifically the middle peninsula and the northern neck. southside, the eastern shore and parts of north carolina could see anywhere from 2 and 4 inches of snow. the outer
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now here )s kristen crowley to help you beat the traffic. later today a portsmouth man is headed to hearing.
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kenneth matthews was arrested last august with his son after a federal investigation into illegal guns in portsmouth. court documents say -- a-t-f agents found 35 guns inside matthews home -- including rifles, shotguns and revolvers. and that )s not all -- they say they also found half-an-ounce of cocaine, plus digital scales. the documents say -- agents took more than 30 thousand dollars from the home. michigan lawmakers approved emergency funding to deal with the water crisis in flint. the state house okayed 28-million dollars yesterday to help address lead contamination in the cities tap water. governor rick snyder requested the funds in his state of the state speech last night. flint mayor says it will take at least a -billion dollars to fix the infrastructure and deal with public health problems. lead levels in the water system soared after flint switched to a new water source in 20-14. class action lawsuit claims many people later developed serious medical conditions, especially children. in suffolk
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people there are taking action to make sure people living in flint michigan have access to clean drinking water. todd corillo has the story. the experience church in suffolk is taking action for the people of flint michigan. and right now all of them are having to find other ways to get clean drinking water -- this after tests found dangerously high levels of lead in the water it s something that has compelled pastor john moore to act for the rest of january the church will be collecting cases
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it )s all part of what pastor moore says is the right thing to do. in suffolk -- todd corillo -- newschannel 3. a michigan family is taking advantage of a recent snowstorm to build a giant snowman shaped like a popular
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we )re tracking a much larger system for friday and saturday that could bring us snow but also some rain. we re keeping an eye on an area of low
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pressure that move into the area from the southwest. as this system moves into some very cold air already in place, any precipitation that develops will first fall as snow early on friday. then, during the day, as low pressure moves over the area, it will drive in slightly warmer temperatures, which will cause the snow to transition into rain. once the low exits the coast by saturday, colder air will wrap around the backside of the low, causing any rain to transition back to snow. the highest snowfall amounts will likely be in the richmond area. however, some areas across hampton roads and ne north carolina could see several inches of snow as well. so how
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friday and saturday? for the peninsulas, we could see anywhere between 4 and 6 inches of snow. however, some higher amounts are possible in those communities, specifically the middle peninsula and the northern neck. southside, the eastern shore and parts of north carolina could see anywhere from 2 and 4 inches of snow. the outer banks will see less snowfall potential. now here )s kristen crowley to
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a family in michigan spent
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almost an entire day building a snowman right out of a disney movie. the family built a giant olaf from disneys frozen. the giant snowman is over 12-feet tall. jeff says he has been building giant snowmen with his daughter now for years . outcue: ".. " duration:0:00 i think it started off one of my daughters said.. lets make a ten foot snowman! so we did and every year we try to top it." jeff says the best part is
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bracing for potential snowfall in hampton roads--what crews are doing to make sure the roads stay safe. new and exciting news for a local vet and his long lost love on the other side of the world. good wednesday morning, i m
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blaine stewart. and i m jessica larche - we have seen our first round of snowfall but how much can we expect in the coming days?-- we have some more school delays to tell you about right now. hertford - and edenton- chowan schools in north carolina are all on a 2- hours delay. northampton county north carolina - gates county and perquimans schools are also running on a two hour delay. you can always find school delays and closings at wtkr dot com. we )re tracking a much larger system for friday and saturday that could bring us snow but also some rain. we )re keeping an eye on an area of low pressure that move into the area from the southwest. as
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cold air already in place, any precipitation that develops will first fall as snow early on friday. then, during the day, as low pressure moves over the area, it will drive in slightly warmer temperatures, which will cause the snow to transition into rain. once the low exits the coast by saturday, colder air will wrap around the backside of the low, causing any rain to transition back to snow. the highest snowfall amounts will likely be in the richmond area. however, some areas across hampton roads and ne north carolina could see several inches of snow as well. so how much snow are we talking about friday and saturday? for
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the peninsulas, we could see anywhere between 4 and 6 inches of snow. however, some higher amounts are possible in those communities, specifically the middle peninsula and the northern neck. southside, the eastern shore and parts of north carolina could see anywhere from 2 and 4 inches of snow. the outer banks will see less snowfall potential. we continue our live team winter coverage this morning with a potential winter storm on the way crews are monitoring conditions to make sure the roads are safe. newschannel threes stefania okolie is live at lesner bridge in virginia beach with more on what
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here )s kristen crowley to help
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later today on the military watch: the crew of the u-s-n-s patuxent puh-tux-cent is gearing up to deploy from naval station norfolk.the crew is scheduled to head out this afternoon. their mission - to provide fuel and other critical supplies to navy ships at sea-- making sure they stay combat ready. the patuxent recently returned home for the holidays after a six month deployment. the ship carries a crew of about one hundred. new details a love story 70 years in the making is taking a major turn. in november we told you how a
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veteran reconnected with his girlfriend from the war through skype. well now -- the two will be reconnecting in person. newschannel 3 s allison mechanic has the exciting news. 5:13:35 that is the first thing i am going to do, im going to give her a squeeze. norwood thomas has been thinking about giving joyce durrant a squeeze for 70 years. now he only has to wait a few more weeks. 5:03:07 i found out that the aircraft tickets are set up on february 8th - norwood and his son steve are flying to australia for more than two weeks so that norwood can be reunited with his long lost love from world war two. 5:21:55 i am going to a world that i have never seen and meeting a woman that i havent seen in 70 years. norwood, a member of the 101st airborne division met joyce while he was stationed in england during the war - they planned to marry but the war and life afterwards kept them apart. until a simple internet search.
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5:04:50 to me, to think that just the fact that this womans son contacted me and it ballooned into what it has is fantastic laughs that contact led to norwood and joyce reuniting through skype. their story captivated viewers who set up a go fund me page to reconnect the two in person. and air new zeland took it a step further by offering to pay for norwood and his son s roundtrip flights to australia. 5:19:17 alli: did you ever think this chance would come? norwood: no, never did. while norwood is excited to make the journey to australia -- he is feeling some other things too. 5:07:43 alli: are you nervous to see her in person? norwood: a little bit. 70 years apart is a long time, and at the time it was very intense, and it took awhile for that to die and we will find out if it died completely. since he still has feelings for her after all these years.
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5:15:53 alli: is there still a spark on your end? norwood: im afraid there is. and knows that this trip could just set him up for heart break -- again. 5:17:40 we may feel the attraction for each other, but there will be another separation and that separation may be forever. thomas says he is keeping those thoughts in the back of his head for now and is counting down the days until he can finally be reunited with joyce in person. in virginia beach im allison mechanic newschannel 3. its been a decade since pluto lost its status as the ninth planet---but now scientists say they think they have now found a replacement.
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away just got a bit father away--when the next movie is now
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we )re tracking a much larger system for friday and saturday that could bring us snow but also some rain. we re keeping an eye on an area of low pressure that move into the area from the southwest. as this system moves into some very cold air already in place, any precipitation that develops will first fall as snow early on friday. then, during the day, as low pressure moves over the area, it will drive in slightly warmer temperatures, which will cause the snow to transition into rain. once the
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colder air will wrap around the backside of the low, causing any rain to transition back to snow. the highest snowfall amounts will likely be in the richmond area. however, some areas across hampton roads and ne north carolina could see several inches of snow as well. so how much snow are we talking about friday and saturday? for the peninsulas, we could see anywhere between 4 and 6 inches of snow. however, some higher amounts are possible in those communities, specifically the middle peninsula and the northern neck. southside, the eastern shore and parts of north carolina could see anywhere from 2 and 4 inches of snow. the outer banks will see less snowfall
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here )s kristen crowley to help
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sorry star wars fans-- you ll have to wait a little longer for the next film in the series to hit the big screen. disney says "star wars: episode eight" will be released in december, 20-17. it was originally scheduled for release seven months earlier. disney did not give a reason for the postponement. the head coach of norfolk state s lady spartans -- has been replaced. n-s-u tells us debra clark has been removed as head coach. the team is zero for 16 this season, and zero for six in the meac.
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clark will be reassigned within the athletic department. clark s replacement -- at least for now -- is larry vickers. he is the top assistant coach on the men s team. vickers will serve as interim coach until a permanent replacement is found. the n-f-l has hired its first full-time female assistant coach . the buffalo bills have hired kathyrn smith as a full-time special teams coach. the team posted the announcement on their website. head coach rex ryan said smith has worked with the team on a part-time basis for seven years. ryan credited smith s knowledge and commitment in earning the promotion. a new discovery in our solar system. scientists found what they think is a ninth planet. researchers at the california institute of technology made the discovery in the outer solar system. if it s true -- this could be the replacement for pluto -- downgraded to a dwarf planet a decade ago,. but they )ll have to come up with a
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there is a new flavor of oreo cookie. nabisco s cinnamon-bun flavored cookies officially hit store shelves. buzz about the flavor s release has been circulating for three months. fans took to social media when they spotted the cookies in store. the company also says it will be
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snow fell in norfolk and across hampton roads last night -- and now we re tracking our next round that could cover parts of virginia. bracing for potential snowfall--what crews are doing to make sure the roads stay safe. good thursday morning, i m blaine stewart. and i m jessica larche -- it s another frigid day out there. we have some more school delays to tell you about right now.
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