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showers continue with increasing sunshine and a gusty nw wind. highs today near 40. blackburg police are continuing their search for a missing teen and the f-b-i has now joined the effort. nicole lovell was last seen in the lantern ridge area early wednesday morning. this afternoon more than 12-hundred searchers canvassed
pass out fliers. authorities say they aren't sure whether lovell ran away or if she was taken. it's been more than 40 hours since she had her daily medication following a liver transplant. police say there will be an increased police presence in blacksburg because of the search. a judge has ruled that pictures of noah thomas's body can be shown to the jury during his parents' trials. the five year old was found dead in a septic tank four days after he went missing. his mother ashley white's trial is scheduled to begin february 8-th. both parents face felony charges including abuse and neglect. lynchburg police need your help solving several breaking and entering incidents around the dearington neighborhood. since the beginning of the month there have been nine burglaries on pulaski street, york street, chambers street, smyth street, 2-nd street and payne street. most happened during the day while no one was home. investigators believe the cases are connected. call police if you have any information. some people in bedford are so disturbed by an unwanted religious newspaper, they're
enforcement. copies of "the islamic post" have been showing up in driveways and newspaper boxes around bedford for the last few months. wdbj7 was contacted by several people who were angered to receive the publication. none of them were willing to go on camera. the bedford county sheriff's office and bedford police department have both received complaints, but say residents should not be alarmed. chief todd foreman/bedford police department: "i would suggest they read it to see that it's not something inflamitory, but also report it to us because i would like to know who is delivering them." the newspaper is published in new york by a group affiliated with the muslims of america organization. it's unclear if that group is distributing the papers in bedford. ((cold toss to leo)) allwell up in the mountains ski country could see a coating to as much is one to three inches everyone else maybe a blast snow comes
the ground that is about it temperatures thirties across the roanoke valley right around forty degrees my get a couple raindrops air thirty two around smith mountlake thirty danville thirty two in the martinsville area will drop a little bit more than rebound a little as we head through the afternoon but not much of a rebound at all showers off the coastline be can see the snow showers driving into our region it tends the ballpark as it moves through the mountains but still ronald valley newer valley don't be surprised see those snow showers most of the activity finding some of the border counties would west virginia and then in the mountains of west virginia we could see that accumulation overall temperature forty today saturday 53 where nearing 60 on sunday xts on monday groundhog day tuesday coming around fifty nine sixty degrees today they'll you notice upper thirties we drop down into the mid thirties and rebound a little bit as we head through the afternoon before dropping into the twenties overnight but tomorrow would in a get rid of the winter like weather will you get big push from the
temperatures up would talking fifteen to twenty 20 above the 30 year average high this time beard which is in the low to mid forties will be up into the fifties and sixties for some you can see saturday low to mid fifties sunday upper fifties low sixties monday care were loud some low to mid sixties is maker way through the afternoon you forecast for the roanoke valley ronald fincastle smith mountlake upper thirties low forties with a mix of sun and clouds lynchburg appomattox loving stint nelson county low 40s gretna danville south boston keys bill virgil line all in the low to mid 40s with a mix of sun and clouds through the newer valley southwest and snow showers mid thirties from bluefield floyd down to stuart highlands greenbrier valley west virginia monterey twenty eight and then hot springs covington iron gate new castle all in the thirties with a few snow showers seven day planner everyone sees mostly sunny conditions today and tomorrow i mean tomorrow and sunday mid to upper fifties low sixties 60s monday an and 59 for groundhog day and don't forget today will have some strong
switch again you roll back protections for gun manufacturers. kaine says a 10- year-old law that shields gun manufacturers from liability in civil lawsuits is a "sweetheart deal," that no other industry enjoys. senator tim kaine/(d) virginia: folks who own guns, and nra members generally support common sense rules and it's usually now the lead against any rule are gun manufacturers, not even gun owners. and now i think the public is waking up to the notion that we can make our communities safer, we can reduce the risk of horrible shootings like those that you've experienced and know too painfully in roanoke and the new river valley. a trade association says the original legislation was a bipartisan effort to protect against frivilous lawsuits. the national shooting sports foundation says kaine and others are using gun manufacturers as a surrogate enemy instead of being tougher on criminals who use guns. virginia ranks number five in the country for human trafficking calls. that's why straight
tomorrow at the blue campaign. it's an event that's focused on trafficking in virginia, how to recognize it, and what to do about it. those who work on the front lines will be there to speak and you'll learn more about sex trafficking from a victim's perspective. "if you know the signs and symptoms of what to look for you may realize there may be more of a problem right before you than you thought was there so are goal is to do our best to educate " the event will also give an update on the shelter, street ransom, for sex trafficking victims coming to roanoke. it's an eight- bed shelter that sits on thirty acres of land and you'll see pictures of the progress. the event is from one to four tomorrow, more information is posted at wdbj7.com. the salem fire and ems department is crediting a new piece of equipment for possibly saving lives. this carbon monoxide monitor was attached to a first responder's medical jump kit when it went off while responding to a call. the department bought the monitors two months ago, and it was the first time the alarm went off.
responders know there was carbon monoxide in the home. captain teddy crowe says without the monitor, the outcome could have been much worse. teddy: "like in that situation we may have left the patient there at night and the next morning they may not have been alive." carbon monoxide is an odorless and colorless gas that can be deadly. the salem fire and ems department says you should install a carbon monoxide dector in your home and change the batteries when you change your clocks. a familiar voice to radio listeners in lynchburg has gone silent. bob abbott died tuesday. he was known as "mr. radio" in central virginia, having worked at various stations for more than 40 years. he started his career at w-p-v-r in roanoke before getting behind the microphone at w-l- l-l and w-g-o-l in lynchburg. in later years he managed a group of stations owned by centennial broadcasting. mari white/friend: "for those people who grew up in this area, bob was the voice of lynchburg radio. the music they grew up listening to was
by bob abbott and their favorite songs are associated with bob abbott's voice. i think that's a great legacy." abbott was 65 years old. a celebration of his life will be held today at hyland heights baptist church. snow and ice are still a problem on some roads in our area. we'll tell you where you need to watch out for that, along with any other traffic alerts, next in your i-hometown traffic report. we're live at the berglund center for the kazim shrine circus. we chat with some of the performers coming up next.
snow and ice are covering bland county roads right now. even main roads like routes 52, 42 and 98 are slippery. there are also minor icy patches on secondary roads throughout the new river valley. the bridges and ramps are in the worst condition. looking ahead -- work on i-64 will take drivers through a 90-mile detour on sunday. eastbound and westbound i-64 will close that day from six a-m to 5 p-m for pavement repairs. that's going on between the lexington-kerrs exit and the i-81 junction. there are signs in place to help you detour using i-81. give yourself plenty of extra time. this is a live look at i-81 in christiansburg from a virginia department of transportation camera. we're not seeing any major issues so far this morning. it's going to be a great weekend to get out and do
of things going on this weekend, so let's take a look at your weekend planner. the kazim shrine circus is in town at the berglund center. there are shows all weekend, and general admission prices start at 16 dollars for adults. there are free vouchers for kids available at different locations around the valley. -------- the winterfest beach bash happens today at the salem civic center. the event starts at 6 p.m. tickets are 10 dollars at the door. the popular group "the band of oz" will be in town to help melt away the winter cold with a little summertime fun. -------- the dino day festival happens tomorrow from 10 to 3 at the virginia museum of natural history in tickets are 5 dollars for adults, and 4 dollars for kids age 3 to 18. the fourth annual souper bowl festival is on sunday at washington and lee. the event benefits the campus kitchen backpack program, which helps fight childhood hunger. tickets are 15 dollars for adults, and are available at -------- and an international wine festival is taking place at the art in roanoke on sunday. the event is from 1
there will be live music and more than 30 wine samplings. as we just told you the kazim shrine circus is in town and is hoping to wow you at one of their shows in roanoke this weekend. wdbj-7's shayne dwyer is live at the berglund center this morning with one of the talented performers. good morning shayne good morning kimberly with me this morning is richard bower richard what do you do? what's it like working for the circus? what's your favorite part?
kimberly while you finish the news they're going to teach me some sort of trick here at the circus and then we will perform in about a half hour. a school system in our area says it needs to make up for more than 650- thousand dollars. coming up, what school leaders say is causing the shortfall. and, it's been more than two years since coal ash leaked into the dan river.
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buildstemperature starting off mainly in the thirties yep forty roanoke some twenties in the mountains that's about it twenty four chicago thirty 37 new york city head down toward alanna coming in at thirty nine degrees bedford bedford middle school with our weather bug site located there sending is live weather information 38 degrees dew. thirty dew .30 w. wind around 5 miles an are be notice peek wind us coming in at fifteen miles an hour that will increase a bit as we head through the morning hours and you notice a few snow showers in around the area maybe mixing with a couple raindrops most of the accumulating snow showers will be can find toward the mountains a west virginia and the western facing slopes in those locations but still even through the newer valley. ronald valley don't be surprised see a burst the snow will have temperatures in the thirties pretty much throughout the day hovering around forty right now we should rebound to near forty again later on with the gusty northwest wind but that will diminish later this afternoon
toward the south and east but as it makes its way through we could see those wind us in that thirty to forty mylan our range especially as he head down toward higher peaks in gracing county we do have a wind advisory in effect through the morning hours now how much snow we talking about for majority of our area not really can a stick maybe up lake or two on the snow that's arty there but that's about it and up in the mountains a west virginia western facing slopes maybe a coating to inch or two maybe up toward ski country even a little bit more than that you forecast for this friday no other than the snow showers will just end up partly sunny as we head through the afternoon and wet snow showers are falling will diminish during the day gusty winds also diminish late this afternoon high temperatures in the thirties low to mid forties depending on your location of course for tonight mostly clear it's been be on the chilly side lows dropping back down into the low and middle twenties your first alert wtvj seven day planner check out the weekend though saturday and sunday mostly
60 were in the low sixties on monday groundhog day tuesday around fifty nine could see a shower late as a frontal boundary approaches that moves through wednesday behind the front though much colder weather moves back in on thursday we could have some thunderstorms around here on wednesday as that front actually drives through that will concern to make up for this year's budget shortfall of over 650- thousand dollars. one of the cost saving measures being discussed involves cutting 8 teacher positions. that doesn't mean existing teachers would lose their jobs, it means, if they retire or move on, those positions may not be filled. superintendent eugene kotulka says a decrease in enrollment prompted the idea. he adds that discussions about ways to handle the shortfall just started and nothing is set in stone. gene kotulka/ superintendent "when you have to cut the budget, you really take a look at what really is important. and so, you take a look at everything and you find out if that's a needed item and if not, do we have to have it and we go from there." alleghany schools has a preliminary budget of 26-point-5 million dollars.
budget released by governor mcauliffe last month. we are following up on the coal ash transfer from the banks of the dan river in north carolina to a landfill in central virginia. it's been two years since a coal ash spill contaminated 70 miles of the river. earlier this month, we told you about contractors removing mounds of it to send to amelia county, virginia. about 30 rail cars take coal ash there from the duke energy impoundments about three times a week. those shipments are scheduled to double next month. the transfer is expected to take up to two years. governor mcauliffe will be in roanoke today to make an economic development announcement. it's happening at 11:30 on eastpark drive. we will bring you updates on the announcement on air and online at wdbj-7-dot-com. tax refund loans have grown in popularity over the years, but are they a good idea? gigi peck is a tax preparer and says nothing is free. it's not a scam, the money is backed by a bank and is usually available the same day.
only give you up to 750 dollars, not the full amount of your refund if it's more. gigi peck/tax preparer "the reality of it is do you really want to pay anywhere from 35 dollars to 200 dollars just to get 750 dollars and there's no guarantees you're going to get that much." peck says you also have to pay fees and interest on that loan. her recommendation is to wait 2-3 weeks for your full refund. after years of controversy, barbie is finally changing her look! coming up, why mattel says it was time to go in a new direction. and, you may be seeing a lot of this little girl online! she's the newest representative of one of the best known companies in the
shapes and sizes, and now it seems that barbie will too. the famed doll made by mattel will now comes in four body types, seven skin tones, 22 eye colors and 24 hairstyles. the company announced the new its website mattel says the made to barbie since she hit store shelves in 1959. the revamped line comes after years of criticism over barbie's unrealistic standard of beauty for girls to try to meet. you're looking at the winner of this year's gerber baby photo contest. this is seven- month-old isla. her photo was chosen by a panel of judges from more than 170-thousand entries. gerber will share her photos on instagram and facebook throughout the year and she has the option of appearing in ads. but shewon't replace the official gerber baby on products. the company's logo includes an iconic sketch of the first- ever gerber baby, ann turner cook. her image has been on the company's
than 80 years. meet salem's one million dollar powerball winner. kelly cox picked up her big check at 7- eleven during her lunch break yesterday afternoon. she decided to try her luck when the historic jackpot reached a billion dollars. at first, she didn't think she had won. that was until a co-worker told her there a was a million dollar winner in salem. cox says she and her husband will get help from financial advisors and invest the money for reitrement. she'll also share the wealth with her four children. with just days before the iowa caucuses, the gop candidates take the stage for their seventh debate. how frontrunner donald trump will able to dominate the conversation, even though he wasn't there. a detention hearing is set for today for the so-called "affluenza" teen. when mexican authorities flew ethan couch back to the u-s. plus, there's a new plan for the future of explore park. we'll hear what
think about it. are cast in the 20-16 presidential primaries, the candidates hit the campaign trail in iowa today to make their closing arguments to voters. for the republicans, the final pitch started last night in the gop's seventh debate. but as marlie hall reports, the event was dominated by one candidate that wasn't even on stage. with donald trump absent...his biggest rival, ted cruz, took center stage...becoming the target of the night: (sot cruz) "gosh, if you guys ask one more mean question i may have to leave the stage." some of the biggest fireworks came as the candidates sparred over illegal immigration. (sot bush immigration) we should have a path to legal status for the 12 million people that are here illegally (sot rubio) "you said on the issue of people who are here illegally we can reach a compromise. (sot ted cruz) "marco made the choice to go the
donors to support amnesty because he thought it was politically advantageous." with cruz in second place in iowa, and rubio in third... political analysts say the two men needed to stand out: (sot rick davis) i think it was a good hit, but i don't think you can use rubio as an advocate on what is or isn't a conservative position. other candidates, often overshadowed by the trump during the debates, called this one the best one yet: (sot rand paul) we weren't distracted with people being called fat or stupid. best way to do debates. (standup marlie hall cbs news des moines, iowa) despite being a few miles away from the debate stage at drake university -- donald trump still managed to garner a lot of attention. the billionaire front runner dominated google searches last night....and even had the most mentions on twitter. (sot trump) is it for me personally if it was a good thing, a bad thing, will i get more votes, will i get less votes nobody knows, who the hell knows. trump's camp says his last-minute rally for veterans brought in six million dollars. marlie hall cbs
iowa. democratic presidential candidate bernie sanders wants his supporters to know he's in good health. yesterday his campaign released medical records proving he's relatively healthy. the move was especially important to some voters because sanders will be 75 years old on inauguration day. if he wins the presidency sander will be the oldest president ever elected. ronald reagan holds the record, taking office just a few days after he turned 70. the national oceanic and atmospheric administration says last weekend's storm is officially the fourth most powerful snowstorm to hit the northeast in more than 60 years. noaa says this storm affected more than 100 million people and covered about 26 states. the national weather service says almost 24 million people saw more than 20 inches of snow from louisiana to maine. ((cold toss
goyes places like west virginia sixty a coating to inch or two from the snow showers everyone else might see some drive through the area but that is about it. you still have 40 roanoke thirty three louisburg twenty eight hot springs thirty six blacksburg thirty three martinsville danville coming in at thirty degrees had back toward the with bill area bluefield area both coming in at thirty one have some showers off the coastline below where watching the snow showers driving through with the clipper system that's moving just to our north with a trailing frontal boundary that will continue to work through the area so some of the border counties would west virginia seeing snow showers even parts of the newer valley seeing some snow showers can't rule out a fewthrough the roanoke valley as well downtown temperature right around 40 might see couple raindrops hitting your windshield that is about it as you head through the morning and afternoon all that will tend to fall part quiet down and the gusty winds will also begin to slacken would temperatures hovering around forty degrees pretty much all day long by tonight
twenties but then tomorrow would in a get a strong south the south southwesterly push across our region that will bring are temperatures up fifteen to twenty degrees above the thirty year average high which is about the mid 40s across many hometowns would talking fifties and sixties over the weekend enter early next week soak you like the warm weather this weekend's for you would talking fifty three saturday sunday right around sixty degrees low sixties possible on monday late tuesday into wednesday we could see a strong frontal boundary bring some thunderstorms to the area and that will drop temperatures back to where they should be later next week you forecast today partly sunny gusty winds through the morning and then they slacken during the day temperatures in the thirties low to mid forties depending on your location head out tonight mostly clear it's been be on the chilly side temperatures dropping back down in the low to mid twenties so if you get up really early tomorrow morning timmy cold but temperatures will quickly warm during the day would talk about highs into the fifties look at sunday arty closing in
should see good amount of sunshine more clouds monday still nice so sixty two and then tuesday and wednesday that strong front comes through triggers showers even a few thunderstorms not out of the question we go from the upper 50s to near 60 back down to near 40 by thursday goes right back down. it is back in the united states. authorities in mexico flew ethan couch to dallas yesterday, where he will face charges. couch was wanted for skipping out on his probation officers and going to mexico with his mom. he gained nationwide notoriety when he was giving ten years probation in a drunk driving crash that killed four people. prosecutors are working to get couch's case moved from juvenile court. he is now being detained in a juvenile detention center in dallas. a detention hearing is expected to be a small group of protesters are standoff over a federal nature preserve in oregon. released new video of the deadly the arrest of several the group's spokesman. a white truck
spokesman lavoy finicum, ryan bundy, and two others is forced to swerve to avoid a road block. shortly after, finicum gets out with his hands up, but reaches for his jacket when at least one oregon state trooper opens fire. the shooting killed finicum and left bundy hurt. agents later found a loaded handgun in finicum's pocket and several weapons inside the vehicle. greg bretzing/ fbi special agent in charge of oregon: "we did everything we could to bring this situation to a peaceful resolution." four protesters are still refusing to end the occupation, despite their jailed leader ammon bundy urging them to leave. the fbi says the occupiers want a guarantee that they won't be charged before they surrender. more people addicted to heroin in virginia are dying for a fix. local experts say the dangerous drug is here -- at an alarming rate. local coalitions against drug usage say 1 in 14 teenagers in the roanoke valley have used heroin. they shared information about drug usage locally at that meeting thursday night. the roanoke prevention alliance
ramping up in 2013. police say part of the reason is that heroin is cheap. one single use of heroin can sell for about $20 in our area. chris perkins, roanoke chief of police "we got to be able to identify it and then we got to let people know that there are resources out there ot help with that addiction. 338 because if we don't get a grasp on it, more people are going to die and more people will become addicted " if you're interested in hosting an event, you can get in touch with them. we have a link to their website on ours, wdbj 7-dot- com. after months of talks, there is finally a new plan for roanoke county's explore park. wdbj7's khiree stewart tells us what residents think of the new plan. jim hoover loves explore park. 11:03:17 - 11:03:23 "the old settings, the displays and exhibits they use to do. it just feels like a piece of history." he and his wife are one of dozens of people at the vinton war memorial to view and comment on the most recent plan for the park. over the last few months, park leaders collected feedback from hundreds of people online and at community meetings to come up with this plan. 11:12:44 - 11:12:57 "people want to have overnight camping,
they want to have zip lines and ropes courses, they want to have more river access, they want to be able to put their kayaks and canoes in and out of the river at more points." doug blount is the director of parks and recreation for roanoke county. he says ideas from the public are important... because the changes they make to the park will have a big impact on the surrounding 11:15:14 special opportunity, that's why we important to get all of how they think that we think we have an opportunity not only to create such a great park for our citizens but it can also be a destination to bring tourist to the roanoke valley." blount said they'll decided whether to make adjustments to the plan based on the comments they receive here. they will take the finished plan to the board of supervisors later this year for their review... and hope to implement it next fall. 11:06:48 - 11:07:03 "we just need stuff here in this area. we have lots of stuff around here that people need to come see anyway, but explore park is just a jewel ready to explode and i hope it explodes soon." khiree stewart,
if you missed last night's meeting, leaders plan to hold another on tuesday at the south county library. in this morning's hometown health. are you in need of a flu shot? new research at virginia tech shows who should be getting immunized to prevent a spread of the virus. achla marathe is a professor who works at virginia tech's biocomplexity institute. she and her team used a computer simulation of the new river valley to follow how influenza spreads through a community. they found it's about finding who has the most contact with others for long periods of time. (achla marathe, professor of agricultural and applied economics at the biocomplexity institute) it's really the school aged children of large households who have very high contact time and number of contacts. marathe's research has already been published so communities could begin implementing vaccination priorities based on her findings. there's still a lot of snow on the ground, and it could impact your morning commute in parts of the new river valley and far southwest virginia. the latest traffic alerts you do need
just after the break. sunshine and a gusty nw wind. highs today near 40. snow and ice are covering bland county roads right now. even main roads like routes 52, 42 and 98 are slippery. there are also minor icy patches on secondary roads throughout the new river valley. the bridges and ramps are in the worst condition. looking ahead -- work on i-64 will take drivers through a 90-mile detour on sunday. eastbound and westbound i-64 will close that day from six a-m to 5 p-m for pavement repairs. between the
there are signs in place to help you detour using i-81. give yourself plenty of extra time. we're looking live at i-77 in bland county from a virginia department of transportation camera. traffic is moving along fine there. the circus is back in town, and the kazim shriners are hoping to wow you with a great show. there are a handful of shows this weekend and tickets are still available. wdbj-7's shayne dwyer is live at the berglund center this morning where the shows are taking place. good morning shayne good morning kimberly. with me this morning is he's going to teach me an act and see if i could make it in the circus. kimberly the circus runs through this
what's trending on twitter this morning. the republican presidential candidates held their seventh debate last night in iowa. it's the last time they will face off before next week's caucuses. donald trump skipped the event, holding a fundraiser for veterans instead. -------- more than two thousand people still don't have power in northern ireland after gales brought down lines. a lot of roads are of flooding. -------- and, people are creating some lesser known oscar best seat filler award, best unnecessary reboot of a classic, and chemistry were just some of the categories people have come up with
birthdays for 1/29 (friday) casey arnold - wytheville - 61 alexis hunter - floyd - 2 sheila worley - chatham caylee taylor - rocky mount - 7 tim bain - radford - 54 herbert taylor - 19 john harrison, jr. - troutville - 23 kodie richards - christiansburg - 13 roena hopkins - spencer - 72 reed grochowski (pron. grow-chow- ski) - 7 harvey brim - martinsville - 75 barbara wilson - floyd kierria hairston - roanoke - 22 michelle powell - pearisburg - 43 tammy bullion - dublin tyresse thomas - roanoke - 8 sharita brown - rocky mount - 30 makenzie martin - lexington - 2 remington stanley - 18 david austin - glasgow - 37 teresa dudley - roanoke - 50 ashley wickham - salem - 16 wayne cook - blacksburg - 71
campus of virginia tech blacksburg area cloudy conditions snow showers in around the region don't be surprised one clouds through your region temperature right now coming in right around thirty six degrees 36 west wind around six making it feel more like it's thirty once a deftly one a dress accordingly is you heading out about visibility not an issue right now we could see some snow showers with the border counties would west virginia most of its in the mountains of west virginia but every now again. the morning hours one could make its way, south and east keep that in mind hour by hour temperatures in the thirties is you had through the morning into the afternoon a really moving all that much today pretty much locked in place but by tonight with clearing skies it's can a get cold, temperatures drop back down into the twenties here you go forecast model shows the snow showers through the mountains a west virginia but as we head through the afternoon look how they dissipate the winds gusty winds the morning hours with those two will start to diminish as that front moves farther to our south and our south east how much rain snow we can a be talk about across the area on all that much
virginia you could see a coating to inch or two but that is about it everyone else just a few snow showers flying through the air from time to time forecast for today what call it partly sunny again gusty winds in that twenty to thirty mylan our range a little higher. some of those higher ridge tops but that does diminish during the afternoon temperatures in the thirties low to mid forties depending on your location of course tonight mostly clear to be a cold one is you lows drop back in the low to mid twenties but check i you first alert wtvj seven day planner saturday and sunday looking good mostly sunny, temperatures well into the 50s as he head toward monday sixty two groundhog day tuesday we do have a chance for late they shower and then a front comes through on a missing teenager in blacksburg. nicole lovell was last seen in the lantern ridge area early wednesday morning. this afternoon more than 12-hundred searchers canvassed her neighborhood to pass out fliers. authorities say they aren't sure whether lovell ran away or if she was taken. it's been more than 40 hours since she had her daily medication following
police say there will be an increased police presence in blacksburg because of the search. some people in bedford are calling police after getting a religious newspaper. copies of "the islamic post" have been showing up in driveways and newspaper boxes around bedford for the last few months. wdbj7 was contacted by several people who were angery that they got the publication. the bedford county sheriff's office and bedford police department have both received complaints, but say residents should not be alarmed. the final pitch before the first primary votes started last night for republicans in the gop's seventh debate. with donald trump absent, his biggest rival, ted cruz, took center stage second-place cruz battled with third- place marco rubio throughout the night. other candidates, often overshadowed by the trump during the debates, called this the best debate yet. despite being a few miles away from the debate stage at drake university, front runner trump still got a lot of attention. the billionaire dominated google searches last night and had the most mentions on twitter. more people
a fix. experts say the dangerous drug is here at an alarming rate. local coalitions against drug usage say 1 in 14 teenagers in the roanoke valley have used heroin. they shared information about drug usage locally at that meeting thursday night. the roanoke prevention alliance says the heroin problem started ramping up in 2013. police say part of the reason is that heroin is cheap. one single use of heroin can sell for about $20 in our