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good morning.it's monday, february 1st.thanks for joining us here on good day virginia.i'm kyle benjamin. and i'm january keaton. we start this morning with a traffic alert in carroll county. a tractor trailer accident is causing major delays along interstate 77 near hillsville. this is a live look near mile marker 13 southbound where the accident happened. right now, traffic is diverting around the accident near exit 14. vdot tells wfxr news the accident does involve several vehicles and damage to the bridge over route 58. right now, traffic is backed up for around one mile! use caution this morning, if you're traveling in that area. an emotional weekend in the new river valley as the
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continues.police teams spent much of sunday searching a pond at virginia tech and plan to pick that search back up this morning.they're looking for evidence in connection to lovell's abduction and murder. over the weekend, police arrested two virginia tech students in connection with lovell's death. david eisenhauer of columbia, maryland is charged with felony abduction and first degree murder.natalie keepers of laurel, maryland is accused of helping eisenhauer dispose the body. the disappearance of nicole lovell is a story we've been closely following since last week. lovell was first reported missing from her home last wednesday in the lantern ridge area of blacksburg. her body was found saturday along route 89 in surry county, north carolina. that's just over the virginia state line. and the discovery of lovell's body shook the people who live in the quiet north carolina area of surrey county. as fox's amber roberts reports, people who live in the county, which has about 78-thousand people, say not only are they
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family and friends are devasted about the death of lovell.the small community is in shock.as far as i feel, devasted.at the restaurant and country store, the news spreads quick.we saw the officers going by.on saturday, officers found her body in this area.two people have been arrested in her death.david eisenhauer charged with abduction and murder.natalie keepers is accused of disposing the body.both are in
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the two people in custody this morning-david eisenhauer and natalie keepers- are engineering students at virginia tech.fellow students say they're upset and disgusted by the allegations against two of their classmates. molly simon "i felt safe before, but to think about a little thirteen-year-old girl being hurt by someone my age is mindboggling."chris lattaman "they're not representative of the engineers this school. the engineers here and all the other students are so much better than that." virginia tech's president timothy sands wrote an open community letter on saturday, reassuring students and saying there are counselors available on campus. students at blacksburg middle school, where nicole was a student, will head back to class this morning. grief counselors will be on hand for students, and-- according to the school's
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ahead if they are concerned about their child. they also have tips about how to talk to children about traumatic events. the blacksburg police department says it recieved around 300 leads since lovell's disappearance on wednesday...and they are still looking for more information. if you have any information on the disappearance and death of nicole lovell, or information on david eisenhauer or natalie keepers, you can call the blacksburg p-d...there number is on your screen right now-- that's number is 540-961-1150. that number...and any new information in the case...is on our website...virginia first dot com and on our facebook page. a cold enters the region today...sliding south to the northcarolina/south carolina border by midnight. this returnsnorth as a warm late tuesday night followed by a
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happening today in roanoke: a new trial set to begin in the murder of waynesboro police reserve captian, kevin quick. six alleged gang members are accused of abducting and killing quick back in 2014.
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charlottesville declared a mistrial after a defendant shared a list of personal information about potential jurors. the trial is expected to last about a month. a man is in jail this morning in central virginia after leading deputies on a five county chase.police say 53- year-old michael davis refused to pull over after louisa deputies tried to pull him over.deputies them followed him into parts of albemarle, orange, and greene counties before using a spike strip to stop the car.davis faces a long list of charges including dui, felony eluding and attempting to kill a law enforcement officer. a new bill in the general assembly may make it easier for students in the commonwealth to transfer colleges and get an education. the bill would require all public colleges and universities to have the same number of credit hours for a bachelors degree.it would also require the same number of credit hours for the an associates degree at community colleges.the general assembly's committee on education will decided what to
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coming up on good day virginia: and another confirmed case of a fast moving virus in virginia...we will tell you where it popped up... plus.. more trouble for a roanoke restaurant, just days after the shut their doors for good! and new details on a murder- suicide investigation on virginia's eastern shore.
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a cold front enters the region today...sliding south to the northcarolina/south carolina border by midnight. this front returnsnorth as a warm front late tuesday night followed by a strongercold front wednesday. today...mostly cloudy. numerous showers...mainly this afternoon.highs around 60. west winds around 10 mph with gusts up to20 mph. chance of rain 60 percent. .tonight...cloudy. a chance of showers in the evening...then a chance of drizzle with a slight chance of rain after midnight.patchy fog after midnight. lows around 40. light and variablewinds.
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.tuesday...cloudy. a chance of rain and drizzle in the afternoon.much cooler with highs in the mid 40s. light and variable winds.chance of rain 40 percent..tuesday night...cloudy with a chance of rain and drizzle. near steady temperature in the mid 40s. southeast winds around 10 mph.chance of rain 40 percent. .wednesday...showers. not as cool with highs in the lower 60s.southeast winds around 10 mph with gusts up to 20 mph...becomingsouthwest in the afternoon. chance of rain 80 percent..wednesday night and thursday...partly cloudy. lows in the upper30s. highs in the lower 50s..thursday night through friday night...mostly clear. lows in themid 20s. highs in the mid 40s. .saturday...mostly sunny. highs in the lower 40s. .saturday night...mostly cloudy. lows in the upper 20s. .sunday...mostly sunny. highs
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new this morning:one of the two people in virginia to contract the mosquito-borne zika virus, is a student at william and mary in williamsburg.college officials say the student contracted the virus while traveling in central american over winter break and that the student poses no risk to others on campus. more trouble for roanoke's stefahno's on the market. the restaurant announced last week it was shutting its doors for good, but reopened over the weekend for a private party. during that party, roanoke police were called after a man was hit the arm with a beer bottle during a fight. crime tape was removefrom around the buidling sunday. police say the man left the party with minor injuries. no word on if any charges have been filed. state police are investigating a deadly crash in pittsylvania county that killed a man from lynchburg. that crash happened around 10-30 saturday night on route 40.officials say cameron long
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and overturned.police say long died at the scene.virginia state police say alcohol and speed are *not* factors in the crash. there is new information this morning on a murder-suicide in eastern virginia that left 6 people dead. police say cameron dooley killed his grandmother, parents, sister and brother before killing himself.family members say dooley struggled with mental illness.the family believes that his forced move from his grandmother's home in chesapeake may have triggered the deadly shooting last week. some 4 legged members of the norfolk police department can do thier jobs with more protection, thanks to a generous donation! the department lost one of their police dogs earlier this month after a suspect shot him. now, his k-9 commerades have new bullet proof vests. money for the vests came from a donation made by cnn's anderson cooper. the money was raised by spikes k-9 fund.
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many people trade in their snow plows for shorts. a week's time the weather has changed dramatically. w-f-x-r's charlie cooper shows us how some people enjoyed the spring-like weather. 25-29 this is great diamond in the middle of roanoke. from black diamond slopes-- to black ice-- to black pavement all in a week's time. the most significant snow storms had people hiding i just went home early and watched some netflix.
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enjoys the unpredictable weather. it's one of his favorite things about living in virginia.you get a little bit of everything and it seems like little bit of everything within two weeks of time so it's nice. but being able to go for a jog with his pup or bike riding by the river comes at a cost.the snow men are gone at this point, no more snow ball fights.no more snow ball fights but 40 degrees up means he at least gets to swap his snow shovel for shorts. in roanoke, charlie cooper wfxr news. coming up next on good day virginia:pork will be on the minds of many at an upcoming conference here in virginia! the details of how you can take part in the event...next in our ag life report. and dozens get the chance to sip and socialize during this past week's international wine festival in roanoke. the sights and sounds of that, when good day virginia returns
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happening on thursday --- you can learn about the pork industry across the commonwealth.the virginia pork industry conference will take place from 8-30 to 4-30 at the paul d. camp workforce development center- that's in franklin, virginia...you'll have the chance to learn about new developments in breeding and herd management,head to our website, virginia first dot-com for more information are you interested in keeping your vineyard safe from pests and other pesky problems this growing season? early mountain vineyards in madison, virginia will host a vineyard workshop on february 16th. virginia cooperative extension specialists will review pest management guidelines and have information on the 2016 growing season. we've got all you need to know online at
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speaking of wine..people enjoyed it during this weekend's international wine festival at the taubman museum of art in downtown roanoke.the event featured more than 30 wines from countries like chile and argentina. they also enjoyed food and a live band. this is the third year the museum held the festival. organizers say each year the selection gets better and continues to offer something for everyone. for people who beginning with wine you have the opportunity to taste different wines in one location that isnt really common not really easy to do but we also have wine with great depth and great character so it supplies, meets the needs for people that are into really sophisticated wines. proceeds from the wine festival will go toward the upkeep of the taubman museum -- to ensure that it continues to be free to the public. first, patti labelle -- now another music legend is adding her name to signature
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a cold front enters the region today...sliding south to the northcarolina/south carolina border by midnight. this front returnsnorth as a warm front late tuesday night followed by
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good morning.thanks for starting your week off with good day virginia!i'm january keaton.and i'm kyle benjamin. there are less than 24 hours to go before the iowa caucus gets underway. fox's joel waldman has the latest from des moines. the loudest sound in iowa right now is the ticking of the clock... that's because time is running out for the campaigns... the candidates... and the undecided. donald trump is employing cruz control in an attempt to slow down his biggest rival in iowa. trump: "he likes to pretend he's robin hood. he's going to protect everyone from wall street, the big bad wall street right? he forgot to mention that he's borrowed a lot of money at almost no interest., anybody in this room would take that interest rate because he pays almost nothing from goldman sachs and from citibank." for his part.. ted cruz kicked trump in the billfold: cruz: "if you look at his financial disclosures, he owes at least $480 million dollars right now and it could be billions. and by the way with loans, when heidi and i take loans, we pay them back.
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four times." polling third.. marco rubio remains hopeful: rubio "we've got every one of the caucus sites, we're going to have great people working on our behalf so we feel very good about that." and in what would have sounded unlikely just a year ago... the socialist from vermont and the former secretary of state are neck-and-neck as they head toward the first balloting of 2016: sanders "monday night could be an historic night for this country. we can make history. clinton "so what we need is a plan, and a commitment.. yes and me, yes thank you. ." while we don't know who will emerge victorious on monday night... it is all but certain that the field will be narrower before the new hampshire primary on february ninth. on the banks of the des moines river..
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the democratic presidential candidates will make closing arguments to new hampshire voters wednesday. that's less than a week before votes are cast in that state's first-in-the-nation primary. c-n-n's anderson cooper will moderate the event. the town hall will take place just two days after the iowa caucuses. the latest polling shows is a tight race between hillary clinton and bernie sanders. new this morning:facebook and instagram are telling private gun sellers to take their business elsewhere.the social networks are updating their policies to ban private gun sales.facebook -- which owns instagram -- also prohibits using either site to sell illegal drugs.the company says there are systems in place to detect private gun sales, and it will remove content that violates the new policy. a cold front enters the region today...sliding south to the northcarolina/south carolina border by midnight. this front returnsnorth as a warm front late tuesday night followed by
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fugitives are back in custody in california.dan simon reports on how they were finally caught. "i heard the police tell him gray originally thought the man police were arresting was a homeless person, until he heard the tone of the officer's commands."'get on the ground! get on the ground!' i knew right then
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saw, kind of saw the complexion of the guy that was in, on the internet and the newspapers."that guy was 37- year-old hossein nayeri -- the one suspected of being the ringleader behind the escape. police say an unidentified tipster recognized him and the white van, linked to the prisoners."a citizen saw someone. saw something suspicious, notified an officer. and that notification ultimately led to the apprehension of two armed and dangerous suspects."the second man was 20-year-old jonathan tieu, who officers found hiding induced the van parked in front of a whole foods grocery store. police say they also found ammunition inside the vehicle."i can say this morning that the entire state can breathe a sigh of relief because we have the other two dangerous individuals back in custody where they should be."a third escapee -- 43-year-old bac duong -- turned himself in on friday at an auto parts store in orange county.the daring and elaborate escapee took place on january 22nd. the men cut through a wall, and crawled through plumbing tunnels, making their way onto the roof of the jail. using bed sheets, they rappelled to the ground.with the men back in custody, the focus now is how they did it.late last week authorities arrested this woman, nooshfarin ravahgi, who taught english inside the jail. the orange county sheriff's department says she admitted giving materials to nayeri, including maps and overhead
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jail. dozens of people are feared dead this morning after an attack by boko haram militants in nigeria.the raid near a refugee camp injured at least 35 people last night. officials say the militants arrived by golf cart and motorcycles.the refugee camp houses about 20 thousand
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the french navy say high wind and rough waters have complicated attempts to tow a drifting cargo ship. the ship- carrying a load of wood- is tilting 90 degrees in the bay of biscay- 180 miles off the coast of france. the captain of the ship sent out a distress call late last week. the crew of 22 was rescued by helicopters. sesame street is launching a new inititative- to help military kids and their families cope with life transitions.military families are constantly re-adjusting into civilian life, and the transition can be tough for both parents and children. sesame street is now providing resources to support families through the milestones.the new initiative will help comfort families in the midst of a life changing move. "a lot of resources include video, this wonderful activity book that could be a journal as their children are making the transition and making it into an adventure. all of these resources will be available through different organizations that services
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family and veterans. the annual "soup for seniors" collection drive starts this week. if you have a can or two of soup in your cabinets, wfxr's paris holmes is going to tell you where you can take it. the local office on aging and aarp hope to collect thousands of cans this year to help over 3000 local seniors. coming on on good day virginia, what
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can donate. a hot bowl of soup can make a huge difference in the life of senior citizen, especially when programs they depend on-- like meals on wheels can't make their deliveries. this week the local office on aging is holding their annual "soup for seniors" collection drive. wfxr's paris holmes is here with how they hope to collect 42-thousand cans. good morning kyle and good morning january. 42-thousand cans can feed the over 3000 seniors that the local office on aging serves with their meals on wheels program. this week's soup drive is a collaboration with aarp and joining from there is brian jacks. thank you so much for coming. this week, february 1st through the 5th, the local office on aging is colleting canned soup and crackers for seniors. the annual "soup for seniors" collection is a collaboration with the aarp. this year's goal is 42,000 cans of soup to be donated to ore than 3,000 local residents. some preferred items they need arecanned soups canned vegetables &
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peanut butter canned meats like tunafish oatmeal donations centers: church of st. peter and st. paul at 4909 north lake dr. in roanoke all b-n-c bank locations, vistar eye center on west main
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central office. a cold front enters the region today...sliding south to the northcarolina/south carolina border by midnight. this front returnsnorth as a warm front late tuesday night followed by a strongercold front wednesday. today...mostly cloudy. numerous showers...mainly this afternoon.highs around 60. west winds around 10 mph with gusts up to20 mph. chance of rain 60 percent. .tonight...cloudy. a chance of showers in the evening...then a chance of drizzle with a slight chance of rain after midnight.patchy fog after midnight. lows around 40. light and variablewinds. chance of rain 50 percent. .tuesday...cloudy. a chance of rain and drizzle in the afternoon.much cooler with highs in the mid 40s. light and variable winds.chance of rain 40 percent..tuesday night...cloudy with a chance of rain and drizzle. near steady temperature in the mid 40s. southeast winds around 10 mph.chance of rain 40 percent. .wednesday...showers. not as cool with highs in the lower 60s.southeast winds around 10 mph with gusts up to 20 mph...becomingsouthwest in the afternoon. chance of rain 80 percent..wednesday night and thursday...partly cloudy. lows in the upper30s. highs in the lower 50s..thursday night through friday night...mostly clear. lows in themid 20s. highs in the mid 40s. .saturday...mostly sunny. highs in the lower 40s. .saturday night...mostly cloudy. lows in the upper 20s.
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valentine's day is almost here and if you're looking for
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you.. four men in tuxedos can give you a hand and sing a tune! joining us now is ed burke with the virginia gentlemen acapella chorus. first, how did you guys get started as a group? what can people expect when they get a singing valentine? how can one get a singing
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to let you guys take us to break with a sample of what you can hear! good day
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o'clock hour in two minutes! i get out of work and i go to the store, and somebody's, smellin' around, "mmm! i smell cookies." i say, "oh no, you just smell me. i just got out of work. that's honey bunches of oats, that's all." i say "don't eat me now." it's about time the taco...camam out of its shellll unleash the power of dough. give i it pop. that sound. like nails on a chalkboard. but listen to this: (family talking) that's a different kind of sound.
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unleash the power of dough.
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a cold front enters the region today...sliding south to the northca >> anchor: 8:00. thank you for stick inwith us on good day virginia. your weather first. cold front approaches. will bring showers to us,
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morning into the afternoon. as that front continues to make the way south and east. temperatures around the region in the 30s. 40s and 50s for us. and making the way back up to 50s for many of us. even 60s in spots. and take the umbrella with you. we will have scattered showers move through, especially during the afternoon, for eastern half of the viewing area. all the details in the forecast coming up in a couple of minutes. good day virginia returns right now. >> now on wfxr news good day virginia in high definition. >> reporter: sad discovery. police find body of a 13-year-old girl. arrest two people. we will have latest on the death of nicole lovell. more trouble. even after closing its doors to the public. police have to respond to downtown roanoke restaurant. >> reporter: first message. after months of hearing from presidential candidates today we hear from the voters on 2016 campaign.
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