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there will be an increased police presence at northside high school in roanoke county today. a school spokesperson says posts threatening violence were circulating on social media starting on wednesday. roanoke county police say there is no validity to the threat. there were additional officers on campus yesterday as well. classes were not
verify the threats. a possible threat from isis ramped up security at the hargrave military academy in chatham on tuesday. hargrave is a military boarding school primarily for seventh through 12th graders. the school's president says they immediately got in touch with local law enforcement after receiving the message. now, that investigation includes other state and federal agencies. yesterday, the school held assemblies with cadets and employees. they also sent a message to parents. there was an open house planned for this weekend -- but it's been cancelled. all cadets will be allowed to go home through the weekend if they'd like. the president says they've never faced a situtation like this before. half days will become full days for the henry county public school system. is changing its calendar to help make up for the recent snow days school officials say they're trying their best to change the school calendar but keep spring break. two planned half days in march have now become full days. students will also come to school for an extra half day in may. with the possibility
weather on the way, leaders say they will continue to try and fix the schedule to help everyone. monica hatchett, coordinator for family & community engagement "we have other days that we can pull if we need to do that. like a lot of school districts we do bank a little bit of time so we can use some of that but a lot of what we choose next will depend on how many more snow days we have." leaders say to finish up sol and academic requirments it's important to have as much instructional time as possible during the second semester warmer and weekend....i don't know if there are two better words for a friday. here's meteorologist leo hirsbrunner with your forecast. want to dress accordingly we have had the snow mill yesterday would, temperatures below freezing watch upper a few areas of black ice we have twenty five blacksburg twenty eight roanoke twenty eight around smith mountlake twenty five danville twenty six louisburg and is you had back toward the with bill area
degrees a few clouds streaming across 24 a few clouds streaming across the area. maybe woodson snow showers eastern panhandle a west virginia northern parts of virginia other than that things are looking nice and and quiet. overall you see what's taking place not much flood alerts we did have minor flooding along the dan river the roanoke river all those flood warnings have been canceled so no flooding anymore. everything has receded everything back to where it should be but early next week would more rain heading our direction we could see a little bit more temperatures this morning in the twenties of you riding your bike into work or school you deftly want to dress accordingly more sunshine thorough through the afternoon temperature mid upper forties closing in on fifty degrees now what will watching next week we do have some rain showers monday into tuesday but then on wednesday some cold air is been a try to dive down from the north at the same time a low-pressure centers developing along a frontal boundary now this low takes it's england track that means would see pretty much plain old rain on wednesday the track takes a little farther toward the east lunacy colder weather sliding in so
some snow as it moves away so something will monitor very closely looks like there is that potential that we could see some wintry weather as we head toward next wednesday but until then just enjoy it's can be really nice out there mostly sunny conditions across the area will be on the warmer side temperatures getting into the upper forties low to mid 50s. all across the region as he had out tonight partly cloudy thin be on the cooler side temperatures dropping into the mid and upper thirties 30s so, temperatures staying up above freezing tonight seven day planner sixty once on saturday sixty two on sunday later sunday afternoon we will see a few scattered showers driving through the area fifty three monday astray shower more rain tuesday forty and then wednesday is that possibility some wintry weather but until then enjoy these warmer
mostly sunny close to 50 this afternoon. a bedford county road is closed now because of flooding. you won't be able to drive on quarles road near nester road. gas work will affect traffic on colonial avenue in southwest roanoke. one lane will be closed between mcneal drive and overland road until march 22-nd. traffic control will help you get around in the meantime. virginia western students and staff are asked to follow the traffic advisory boards to get to the campus. workers are fixing a damaged bridge near the halifax- pittsylvania county line. a tractor-trailer hit it on wednesday.
over sandy creek. the project is expected to take until april. pre-historic creatures are invading roanoke this weekend, but there's no need to panic. at least not yet. jurassic quest opens at the berglund center this weekend and brings history to life. wdbj-7's shayne dwyer is live at the berglund center this morning with the animals. shayne who is responsible for keeping all the dinosaurs in their cages and making sure they don't get loose? garrett they've tapped me to do that so if you don't hear from me for a while, that means maybe it's a good idea to run. with me this morning is of jurassic quest. what does it take to make these dinos? what's one mis- understood thing about dinosaurs?
garrrett coming up later this morning we'll find out how you can get tickets and come see this for yourself. there are a lot of interesting events happening in our area this weekend. here's a look at your weekend planner: shayne has been telling us about it all morning. dinosaurs are taking over the berglund center in roanoke. jurassic quest starts today and lasts through sunday. tickets are 19 dollars at the door, vip passes are 23 dollars.
in free. -------- on saturday, join mickey and minnie at the berglund center for disney live! mickey and minnie's doorway to magic. show times are at 1 and 4 pm, tickets start at 20 dollars a person. -------- the big lick cocktail classic is saturday starting at 7 pm at the patrick henry hotel in downtown roanoke. tickets start at 40 dollars for five tastings, cajun- inspired cuisine tastings and an event glass. the event benefits leap for local food. the academy children's theater in lynchburg presents alice in wonderland on saturday. show times are at 10:30 and 1:00 tickets are 7 dollars. -------- and you can see the labyrinth at little- reaves hall on the campus of virginia tech. there will be a shadowcast and audience participation is encouraged! it's saturday at 9 pm - tickets are just three dollars! being a parent in today's society can be very challenging when it comes to internet safety. coming up after the break, wdbj7's christian heilman talks about easy
stay safe. 60stemperature starting off on the chilly side roanoke twenty eight degrees lynchburg twenty three danville twenty five twenty five also is you heading on the blacksburg area looking out live through our mill mountain camera no real weather concerns other than a few areas of black ice zooming out little bit more bristol at 30 charlottesville 25 richmond reporting a temperature of twenty four degrees a few clouds streaming through the area right now they'll continue on their way to the east we should all end up partly mostly sunny as maker way through the afternoon hour by hour this morning in the twenties already as he head toward the one shower should be warming up into the 40s high today mid upper forties to near fifty maybe a few degrees warmer as he head down toward the south side what's been be taking
a strong southwesterly push of air from the gulf coast states that's can a bring are temperatures back up until low sixties as we make our way toward saturday same story sunday right around sixty two degrees but that frontal boundary farther to our west that's the cold front that will bring back that colder weather early next week as we transition from a chilly rain monday and tuesday to a possible winter weather event as we head toward wednesday you forecast across the area for the roanoke valley lexington smith mountlake upper forties to low 50s head over toward lynchburg loving stint appomattox forties to near fifty southern virginia low fifties back through martinsville south boston over to the charlotte courthouse area newer valley southwest you to will be in the forties to near fifty degrees mostly sunny through the. and as he head up toward the highlands greenbrier valley west virginia a few more clouds there temperatures in the thirties low to mid forties and check out your seven day planner everything looking really nice there much warmer saturday we do have a shower chance late sunday sixty two
monday would though showers within the front comes through of southeasts areas premiere wildlife rehabilitation centers. lees-mcrae college in banner elk north carolina, just a short drive over the border, takes care of more than 14-hundred injured animals every year. joining us is nina fischesser, the director of the dan and dianne may wildlife rehabilitation center. and you brought some animals with you this morning, tell us a little about
it's the story that caught the country's attention. the abduction and killing of 13 year old nicole lovell. there are still many questions, including how exactly she met her alleged killer, david eisenhauer according to the prosecutor, the two met over social media, which has parents wondering what they can do to keep a better eye on their kids. wdbj7's christian
internet safety. nats are you going to the gym tomorrow? yeah, i'm going after school. it can be difficult to carve out time at the steele house. taisha steele oh my goodness. schedules. crazy schedules. everybody's constantly going in different places at one time. while it can be a challenge to figure out where her kids are going after school -- taisha steele always knows where her kids are going... online. taisha steele i constantly ask them about what sites they're on. 00170824 and i constantly remind my kids that i'm here to listen -- i'm here to talk to you. the recent events surrounding nicole lovell's abduction and death only reinforce the lessons she teaches her kids about being safe online. taisha steele and i think that's one of the things that need to come out of this is that we need to make sure that we have relationships with our kids. steele is also a coordinator of school counseling services in roanoke county. she says parents need to know what their kids are doing online. she suggests... taking the phone from them at bedtime... checking privacy settings... being friends with
media... and keeping a list of their passwords. taisha steele it's like the diaries when we were growing up. it doesn't mean that you have to go in and read it. just knowing that you have access when you want it and when you need it. 2019 steve anders, sgt. beford county sheriff's office technology has increased exponentially and the more powerful it gets the smaller it becomes. sergeant steve anders has been working with the internet crimes against children taskforce since 2008. steve anders, sgt. beford county sheriff's office my personal opinion is if a child can't sign the contract to get the phone, they don't need it. but i also realize that is not a realistic expectation or standard. he thinks the best piece of advice is having open communication. steve anders, sgt. beford county sheriff's office but as one of our former presidents said, 'trust but verify.' you need to go look at what your kids are doing. he also thinks more families should look at parental controls on cell phones. depending on your child's phone, you can restrict calling and texting to certain numbers... disable the phone's camera... or even locate your kids with the gps built into the phone. steve anders, sgt. beford county
for the parents to be proactive and educate themselves on the features available through their service provider. taisha steele and it's easy to just hand your child the phone and say have at it. do it your way and do your thing. but steele keeps time in her schedule to login and check out what her kids are doing. she hopes more will start keeping an eye on their kids' online as much as in person. taisha steele it's because i love them and it's because i care and i tell them that constantly. christian heilman, wdbj7 the parental controls seargent anders mentioned vary by service provider and phone. typically, they cost about $5 per month. we have a list of links for major carrier's features -- as well as information on how you can restrict an iphone. all that information can be found on our website. we'll be right back after the break, but first here's leo with
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goodbye's to supreme court justice antonin scalia today. it looks like donald trump has someone else to take issue with. plus, democratic candidate hillary clinton says she understands why voters might support him. and, president obama is expected to make history with a trip to cuba next month. but not everyone
i'm garrett turner. kimberly mcbroom is off this morning. justice antonin repose today at the supreme court, tomorrow. service, the public will be able to walk president obama today, and will not be funeral. don champion is outside the supreme court with more on why the president's decision is raising questions. known as a conservative warrior-
pay final respects to supreme court justice antonin scalia. president obama and the first lady will remember the justice as his body lies in repose in the great hall of the supreme court. the president has faced criticism from the right for not planning to attend scalia's funeral tomorrow. (sot josh earnest) what the president thinks is appropriate is respectfully paying tribute to high profile patriotic american citizens even when you don't agree on all the issues. the 79-year-old died of natural causes over the weekend. republican presidential candidate ted cruz plans to attend the funeral and criticized the president. (sot ted cruz) he's going to cuba, but somehow president obama can't find time to go to justice scalia's funeral. (standup: don champion cbs news washington, d.c.) scalia's memory is being overshadowed by a bitter, partisan debate - over whether president obama should nominate his successor. (sot hillary clinton) "what the republicans today are saying is you can't go through with anything, 'we don't want the
a nominee.' at a town hall in south carolina last night - jeb bush broke with his fellow republicans - who want to leave it to the next president to decide: (sot jeb bush) "whatever powers are afforded to the presidency the president ought to use 'em. senate minority leader harry reid expects the president to announce his nomination in just over two weeks don champion cbs news washington. presidential candidate donald trump took aim at his republican opponents, as well as setting his sights on a new target. one day before voters take to the polls in south carolina and nevada, he called out pope francis after the pope said anyone who would build a wall to block migrants is not a christian. trump holds a nearly two to one lead over ted cruz here in the latest cbs news poll hillary clinton says she understands why trump and her democratic rival bernie sanders tap into americans' anger on the campaign trail. hillary clinton/democratic presidential candidate: "people feel like their government isn't working for them. the economy is not working. the political system is not
on the democratic side, clinton has an 8 point lead over sanders in the latest cbs national poll. but they're neck and neck in nevada, ahead of saturday's caucuses. liberty univerity president jerry falwell jr. is responding to the comments about donaldtrump's faith. falwell endorsed mr. trump for president last month, but he says it's because of more than religion. liberty university believe that trump is not why i endorsed him. i endorsed him because believe he'll be the best president of the united states." he says he also based his choice on who would lead the u-s away from debt and restore our country's economic viability. falwell also said he's seen trump's generosity to others over the last few years. it's starting. the first television ads in the 2016 presidential race are now airing in virginia. the world a president has to grapple with, sometimes you can't even imagine. that's the job, and she's the one who's proven she can get it done. the 30-second ad
record on foreign policy, women's rights and other issues. roanoke college professor and wdbj7 political analyst harry wilson says at one point, the clinton campaign might have figured it didn't need to advertise in virginia, because clinton would have been wrapped up the nomination by now. harry wilson/wdbj7 political analyst: so i'm assuming at this point in time, what the clinton campaign is essentially saying here is, we understand that this has now suddenly become an actual campaign and we need to be in this for the long haul. on the republican side, wilson says the candidates are taking it one state at a time. ben carson, john kasich and donald trump have all scheduled new visits to virginia, and we should see a flurry of television ads after votes in south carolina this weekend, and nevada early next week. ((cold toss
to visit cuba in 88 years, when he heads to havana in march. the trip has long been expected since he normalized relations with cuba in 20-14. just tuesday the countries signed an agreement clearing the way for daily u-s commercial flights to cuba. ted cruz and marco rubio, the two republican, cuban- americans running to succeed him quickly offered up criticism. sen. marco rubio/r-presidential candidate: "is that something, as president, you'd ever do? not if it's not a free cuba and i'll tell you the problem with the cuban government; it's not just a communist dictatorship, it is an anti-american communist dictatorship." sen. ted cruz/r- presidential candidate: "i think it's a real mistake i think the president should instead be pushing for a free cuba." a u-s economic embargo in cuba is still in effect. while president obama's trip will be a first for a sitting president in decades-- former president jimmy carter has visited cuba several times since leaving office. a rand corporation study shows the military is struggling to provide adequate care for troops suffering from post traumatic stress disorder and
the group found many are not getting the minimum number of therapy sessions. some blame it on a lack of mental health professionals, and say the military will turn to civilian therapists who are available through pentagon contracts. leaders plan to examine the study and find ways to improve. a bill to reduce the emphasis on standardized testing in high schools is moving through the general assembly. the measure requires virginia's board of education to stress critical thinking over standardized testing. the legislation sailed through the senate unanimously, and on wednesday, it was approved by a house committee 19- to- 3. the bill also instructs education officials to emphasize internships and technical training. a pilot and a family of four were on board a tour helicopter when it crashed off the arizona memorial visitors center in hawaii. witnesses said they saw smoke coming from the helicopter's tail shortly before it went down. good samaritans who saw the crash jumped into the water and helped pull people to shore. a knife was needed to free one of the passengers from a seatbelt in the
people say it was was wrong with the helicopter, and that it was trying to guide it down into the water. daniel rose/eyewitness: "looked like the copter was going to come over land and at the last second the pilot pulled it back over the water. dropped maybe 10 foot offshore and just sank like a rock." five people were taken to the hospital. one person died from injuries suffered in the crash. what is the best procedure to prevent stroke ? and it's not just painkillers that are a problem. a new study finds overdose deaths from common sedatives have also surged in recent years. kenneth craig has the day's top health stories. overdose deaths from common sedatives have quadrupled during the past 20 years. that's according to researchers from the albert einstein college of medicine. the study found in 75 percent of the fatal overdoses, the sedatives were taken along with opioid painkillers and or alcohol. (vo) a large 10 year study finds stenting and surgery are equally effective when it comes to lowering the long- term risk of a stroke
the mayo clinic say the two procedures were equally beneficial in both older and younger patients as well as in male and female patients. (vo) and one in three adults do not get enough sleep according to new government statistics. sleep experts recommend adults 18-60 years old sleep at least 7 hours each night for good health. the cdc says south dakota had the highest sleep rates, hawaii had the lowest. those are some of the day's top health stories. kenneth craig, cbs news, new york. it's the first morning all week that we haven't had to warn you about icy spots on the roads. we'll tell you if there's any other traffic alerts, coming up in your i- hometown traffic report. it's an invasion of the dinosaurs in roanoke. how you can get tickets to jurassic quest and get closer than you ever have before to dinosaurs coming up right after
and highs near 50. a bedford county road is closed now because of flooding. you won't be able to drive on quarles road near nester road. workers are fixing a damaged bridge near the halifax- pittsylvania county line. a tractor-trailer hit it on wednesday. one eastbound lane of route 58 is closed over sandy creek. the project is expected to take until april. gas work will affect traffic on colonial avenue in southwest roanoke. one lane will be closed between mcneal drive and overland road until march 22-nd. this is a live look at downtown roanoke from wdbj7's mill mountain camera. we're not seeing
main roads this morning. we may be thousands of years past the pre-historic age, but dinosaurs are turning up in roanoke this weekend. jurassic quest is in town bringing the dinosaur experience to life. wdbj-7's shayne dwyer is live at the berglund center this morning with the dinosaurs and their handlers. shayne so if you were a dinosaur what dinosaur would you be? garrett that's a great question i think i'd be a triceratops because that's one i know and it's easy to say the name. with me this morning is of jurassic quest what is jurassic quest and what makes it special? how do you pull all this together? when can you experience all this?
garrett if your dog needs is feeling lonely and you want another pet you may be able to take care of a dinosaur for the weekend. now it's time to take a look at what's trending on facebook. there's a lot of talk about lake superior on facebook. a photographer shared a photo he took of ice shattering on lake superior. --------
themed trend on facebook is yosemite firefall. in this one, a photographer capture sunlight on california waterfall that looks like fire. -------- and for you sports fans, mel kiper junior is trending. he released his 2nd 2016 nfl mock draft. the nfl always a big talker no matter what time of the year. birthdays for 2/19 (friday) haley jade slaughter - floyd - 18 brian call - roanoke - 40 myiah ervin - roanoke - 13 allen joshia langhorne ii - 8 michelle jolly - greenville - 55 amia makins - roanoke - 19 lisa kilroy - 40 michelle williamson - rocky mount - 40 hunter zeigler - rocky mount - 2 charles hurley - buena vista - 73 davion sargent - roanoke - 5
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isitemperature starting off in the twenties once again watch upper some areas a black ice should be isolated in nature but just be aware temperatures are below freezing. we have that snow mill yesterday sometimes i water flows across the street twenty eight roanoke twenty six blacksburg twenty nine around galax twenty five danville up toward lexington reporting a temperature of twenty two some clouds streaming across the northern half of the commonwealth couple a clouds over west virginia but over time we should end up partly mostly sunny pretty much throughout the region we have the flood warnings along the dan river over last several days and danville south boston paces the roanoke river in robot randolph all those have been canceled all the water
some good news but lunacy more rain early next week as we head through the next several days 50. today saturday and sunday back up until low 60s sunday afternoon some rain showers moved through that will watching wednesday some cold air to our north at the same time a storm systems getting active along the gulf coast is that pushes to the north does it drag down some cold air time will tell depending on the track will show that it goes inland a little bit more the way of rain every goes out to see a little farther we could see a little bit more the way of snow per right now let's talk about the warm weather fifties today as he head into the weekend would a warm up overnight lows only in the upper thirties to most areas will drop below freezing seven day planner sunday some showers still 62 fifties monday an and tuesday and wednesday will be watching out for the potential some wintry shooting in roanoke. a spokesperson tells wdbj7 that it happened around 12:30 this morning in the 27-hundred block of delray street. police were in the area when several shots were fired. a house was hit several times, but no
so far, police don't have any suspects. there will be an increased police presence at northside high school in roanoke county today. a school spokesperson says posts threatening violence were circulating on social media starting on wednesday. roanoke county police say there is no validity to the threat. there were additional officers on campus yesterday as well. classes were not canceled because authorities couldn't verify the threats. a school in southside also received a threatening message this week, supposedly from isis. hargrave military academy in chatham got the message on tuesday. the school's president says they immediately got in touch with local law enforcement after receiving the message. now, that investigation includes other state and federal agencies. an open house planned for this weekend has been cancelled because of the threat, but cadets will be allowed to go home justice antonin scalia will lie in repose today in the great hall of the supreme court, before his funeral tomorrow. justice scalia's memory is being overshadowed by a bitter, partisan
president obama should nominate his successor. republicans want the decision of the replacement justice to be left to the next president. senate minority leader harry reid expects president obama to announce his nomination in just over two weeks. we'll be right back will another look at your weekend forecast, after the break. the world a president has to grapple with. sometimes you can't even imagine. that's the job. and she's the one who's proven she can get it done.
storm for the mountains, it's a great time to get out and enjoy the slopes. so
let's take a freeride with leo. lets get started with massunutten. the resort recieved 5 to 6 inches of new snow earlier in the week. they have made fresh snow for the weekend and want to make sure these spring like temps don't fool you because there's plenty of winter left. on to the homestead. the resort will have 9 trails open with an average base of 38 to 50 inches for skiing and snowboarding this weekend. the penguin slides tubing park will have 5 lanes open. there will be night skiing saturday from 6:00- 9:00 pm. wintergreen says it will have warmer
weekend so make sure you wear layers and sunscreen. all the slopes are open and have a healthy snow base. overnight snow making has been able to keep the slopes fresh. and lastly snowshoe mountain. the resort has received 13 inches of new snow in the past week. they have a solid 40 inch snow base and lower temperatures have allowed them to make snow. and we still want to see your pictures if you go out skiing over the weekend. you can send them to photo at w-d-b-j-7 dot com. today as temperatures warm close to 50 this
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trump fires back at the pope on immigration and faith. a new poll shows his lead narrowing in south carolina. breaking news. american war planes target a major isis operative linked to two terrorist attacks. the bombings reportedly killed dozen. a helicopter crash in
the race to trap those inside. we begin this morning with a look at today's "eye opener." your world in 90 seconds. if and when the vatican is attacked by isis, i can promise you that the pope would have wished and prayed that donald trump would have been president. >> trump takes on the pope. >> he also talked about having a wall is not christian. he has an awfully big wall at the vatican. >> defend the constitution! repeal obamacare! and kill the terrorists! >> just one more day of campaigning in south carolina. >> the governor of the state nikki haley as you know endorsed senator rubio. that is a powerful endorsement. >> i'm marking her down as neutral. >> a sizeable majority of the americans polled think that you're not trustworthy. i wonder if you believe you bear any responsibility for that? >> i get it. and i take responsibility. i'm not a perfect person. >> fbi agents search a home that