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a strong frontal system will shift east across our region today into this evening. this front should be east of the piedmontby early thursday morning. cool high pressure works in from thewest thursday afternoon...and should be
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nicole touched many people throughout her short life.it's alright.yeah, i can't do that part. searching for answers in blacksburg. the mother of 13-year-old nicole lovell of 13-year-old the mother blacksburg.answers in searching for answers in blacksburg. the mother of 13-year-old nicole lovell speaks publicly! how she's remembering her daughter and what new charges one of the suspects faces! a richmond father also speaking out after his daughter disappears without a trace! and a landfill in southern virginia is causing quite a stink for some! but relief could soon be in sight! good morning, it's wednesday, february 3rd. thanks for waking up with good day virginia! i'm january keaton and i'm kyle benjamin. we start this morning with a developing story out of roanoke.fire crews are still working to figure out what sparked a house fire tuesday
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and smoke coming from the home in the 1-thousand block of 12-th street southeast.the fire broke out a little before 10-o'clock.no injures were reported and it's still unclear if anyone was home at the time of the fire. continuing coverage now, on the death of 13-year-old nicole lovell in blacksburg. preliminary results from the medical examiner reveal that the teenager was stabbed to death. commonwealth's attorney mary pettit delivered that news during a press conference in blacksburg. she also announced that the 2nd virginia tech student involved in nicole's death now faces new charges. natalie keepers.. now charged with being an accessory *before* the fact to murder. nicole lovell's mother tammy weeks spoke to reporters, saying she's living every parent's worst nightmare- mourning the death of her child. "coley had a passion for pandas, music, dancing, dreamed on being on american idol. her favorite color was blue, a very loveable person, and touched many people
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such a tough thing for any parent to have to go through. funeral arrangements for nicole lovell have been announced. visitation is tonight from 5 to 8 p-m at mccoy funeral home in blackburg. the funeral service is tomorrow at 3 p-m, also at mccoy funeral home, followed by the burial service. authorities say social media and teen dating pages on facebook played a big role in lovell case. wfxr's bill wadell spoke with an expert, who works with teens. that expert is warning parents this morning to pay attention. brooks michael "that is not the solution because it's in the library, it's at their friends house. you can't lock them in a bubble."brooks michael knows a lot about teens - hooked on social media. she's an educator with carilion children's - and prevention council of roanoke county. plus - she's a mom. brooks michael "it's a lot of work, but we have to keep up with what they're doing." instead of banning middle schoolers and teens from
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rules - even posting a mutual contract on the fridge. she also says - accounts, apps and passwords -- cannot be private. brooks michael "we need to know their passwords. we need to know what they're doing on their phones. it's a whole underground system of communication."a network - where harmless fun - could lead to a life and death situation. brooks michael "our job is to protect our kids, keep them safe and have them become successful adults."for wfxr news, bill wadell, good day virginia. the montgomery county sheriff's office announced a new partnership with help save the next girl.gil harrington is the founder of that organization and mother of murdered virginia tech student morgan harrington spoke at the event. the sheriff's office also revealed a special wrapped s-u-v to commemorate the partnership. save the next
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part in the lovell case..it helped get facebook to shut down a teen dating group nicole was active in. the danville police department is offering a ten thousand dollar reward - for information leading to suspects involved in a shooting.police say someone shot two men shortly after 7 o'clock monday night on mount vernon avenue.doctors treated and released one of the victims...but another- dr. randolph neal is still recovering in a north carolina hospital. new this morning: the white mill dam in danville could soon be removed. a presentation was given last night for that possible removal. city staff recommends the removal to make the area safer. in 2011, city crews removed the brantly dam, which was located downstream from the white mill dam. both dams are low-head, meaning as water flows over the dam and drops to the lower level, the force creates a backward movement of water toward the dam that can trap anything that floats.3 the next step will be for city council to gather
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sediment testing in the area. a strong frontal system will shift east across our regiontoday into this evening. this front should be east of the piedmontby early thursday morning. cool high pressure works in from thewest thursday afternoon...and
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in pittsylvania county: a landfill is causing quite a stink for some the company operating it says people who live in the area, may see or smell an end to the odor problem! wfxr's kristen eskow spoke with neighbors and landfill operators to get answers. ... first piedmont corporation's industrial landfill in ringgold has been open for decades - but people who live in the area - say it smells worse than ever."the odor has been really bad for the last, i'd say, eight months. it hinders you from even being able to eat."sallie rice lives near the landfill. she and other neighbors say - they can sometimes smell odors from the landfill - inside their homes."you just feel sick, frustrated, don't know what to do about it.""a week or more ago, i said, 'let's go outdoors. it smells so bad in here.' and they wouldn't open the door. it smelled bad outside. we didn't have anywhere to go."standup: "the company that runs the landfill blames the odor problem on a higher than usual amount of rainfall and says it may soon have a solution to the issue." "that causes a faster decomposition of the materials that you're disposing of, and as they decompose, therein lies your odors."tommy stump is the ceo of first piedmont corporation - which operates the landfill. he says some odors reported to his company several miles from the landfill - are likely not coming from the dump site- and
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also says his company has started to cover the trash inside the landfill with soil - to cap odors from spreading to local neighborhoods."i think this is a short-term, temporary problem. just fighting the elements of trying to move soil on wet days and when you're off of paved surfaces.""we've had an awful lot of rain, and maybe it is too much water. and they'll be able to take care of it."officials at first piedmont corporation say all trash at the landfill will be covered with soil - within the next few weeks. in ringgold, kristen eskow, wfxr news. "the only thing that really loved me was my daughter. i loved her." heartbreak in richmond this morning. a father searching for morning. in richmond this heartbreak loved her." daughter. i loved her." daughter. i loved me was my that really "the only thing
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"the only thing that really loved me was my daughter. i loved her." heartbreak in richmond this morning. a father searching for answers after his wife disappears with their two-year-old daughter! the case against comedian bill cosby picks back up today.this morning, we will tell you why his lawyers want some charges dropped! plus... now boarding! changes in the works for united airlines! why the company is going back and reviving an old policy and
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need to know! a woman in richmond had been on the run with her step- daughter since november new this morning: police arrested the 35-year-old in new york city, but the 2-year-old is still no where to be found! back in virginia, the girl's father is searching for answers. here's matthew mcclellan with more. "one loving caring young girl. anybody that came into her life she would bless them, make them laugh, make them smile."more than two months ago... cornelius simmons saw his daughter for the last time two-year-old ariellisa was last seen with her stepmother...simmon's -- simmon's wife andrea watkins- simmons.the two went missing november 25.on monday watkins-simmons was arrested in new york on abduction charges.the toddler... nowhere to be found."she loved dora the explorer, loved to sing, loved karaoke."on january 16... richmond police found human remains in a vacant upstairs apartment on
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police have yet to identify the body... simmons says it's his daughter."there was a two- year-old girl found on chamberlayne avenue at a familiar address."with the woman he once trusted behind bars... a storm of sadness and anger."i hope she die. i pray she die.""what did she take from you?""god's gift to me, to the world, my heart."now all he has to hold onto... are memories of his firstrborn. "you okay? daddy's little girl? daddy's little girl..." "the only thing that really loved me was my daughter. i loved her." that was matthew mcclellan reporting. police in new york say andrea
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abduction charges. bill cosby's criminal case will resume this morning in pennsylvania.on tuesday, a former prosecutor testifired in a pre-trial hearing that he barred the state from prosecuting cosby more than a decade ago.cosby is charged with assault, stemming from an alleged rape back in 2004. cosby's lawyers want the charge dropped given that former prosecutor testimony. dozens of women accused the 78- year-old of sexual assault.if convicted, cosby could face up to a decade in prison. happening today:virginia tech professor marc edwards will testify as the u-s house oversight and government reform committee examines the flint water crisis. that testimony is set to get underway starting at 9-am.last week, michigan governor rick snyder named edwards to the flint water interagency coordinating committee.that group is now tasked with finding a long-term strategy to address the ongoing water crisis in flint. changes are coming for united airlines. new
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february 15th, parents with kids age two and younger, will be allowed to pre-board flights, right after passenger with disabilities and active duty military personnel. a company spokesperson says united is trying to simplify the boarding process. they say going back to the old policy is quote simply the right thing to do! do you grow your own food or just like to use local products? in our ag life report, how you can pick up something tasty! you're watching good day virginia. listen up! i'm here to get the lady of the house back on her feet. and give her the strength and energy to stay healthy. who's with me?! yay! the complete balanced nutrition of great tasting ensure. with 9 grams of protein and 26 vitamins and minerals. ensure. take life in! after trying brookside chocolate, people talk about it online. love at first taste. i would liquefy it and bathe in it.
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if you grow produce - raise chickens - or just like to bake with local products - you could make some extra cash - at winter farmer's markets.we stopped by the west end community market - on patterson avenue in roanoke. vendors sell produce grown in greenhouses, along with fresh goodies, every tuesday from 3 to 6.the market even doubles snap benefits. but, organizers say - they need some new farmers. sam lev "we're actually doing our big push for vendors for the 2016 at all of our markets right now... if you make good food and you're within 100 miles of ronaoke, fill out an application."the deadline - to sign up as a new food market vendor is next thursday. we have a link right on our website - virginia first dot com - just click on the ag life tab. dates for the annual governor's conference on agricultural trade have been announced. it will take place march 7 and 8th at the hilton richmond downtown hotel. this year's conference will focus on our ongoing efforts to help existing businesses expand and attracting new businesses to the commonwealth. some
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the impact animal diseases have on agricultural exports and developing export markets. for more details on the conference, head to our website virginia first dot com and click on the ag life tab. talk about a golden opportunity!how you can sink your teeth into one of these delicious dishes during sunday night's big game.this is good
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pizza hut is celebrating the biggest pizza day of the year with a glittering, gilded pizza worthy of the occasion!sunday marks the golden anniversary of the big game, being played in the golden state!the special-edition golden garlic knots pizza topped with nearly 100-dollars worth of real, edible 24-karat gold!only 50 people will get the chance to snag one for free!our website, virginia first dot-com has
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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. the sound of the weekend. unleash the power of dough.
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system will shift east across our regiontoday into this evening. this front should be east of the piedmontby early thursday morning. cool high pressure works in from thewest thursday afternoon...and should be overhead friday. ...flash flood watch in effect
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good morning, it's wednesday, february 3rd. thanks for joining us here on good day virginia. i'm kyle benjamin. and i'm january keaton. we start this half hour in danville, where city officials say they're wrapping up an investigation realted to employee misconduct. city officials say a small group of employees in one city division are accused of misconduct. authorities didn't go into details- but here's what we do
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started in 20-13 when danville police uncovered evidence of the misconduct. six employees were convicted. officials say they're instituting several new safeguards to ensure that such problems will not happen again. roanoke police say speed and alcohol could be factors in a fatal crash.that crash happened monday night in the 2500 block of garden city boulevard south-east.police say gregory davis he lost control of the car and hit a parked trailer.davis died at the scene.the passenger in the car survived the crash. winter is back across a good portion of the u-s. blizzard conditions across the midwest with heavy snowfall and strong winds. the south is dealing with tornadoes and heavy rain. fox's jackie ibanez has the latest. . the groundhog may have predicted an early spring... but a storm sweeping across the country... bringing tornados in the deep south... and blizzard conditions from the rockies to the great lakes. in denver ... more than a hundred flights were canceled ... mos 2 says: "keep our fingers crossed and hope it's not delayed too much longer." with schools closed as well... kids grabbed their sleds and had a little fun.jones says: "i got up at six thirty and
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winter storm causing power outages in nebraska. with the fresh snow and strong winds... a blizzard warning will be in effect until wednesday morning. hetrick says: "you go back to a primitive life, it really is, it's a moment where you kind of go back to where people didn't have power and you have to learn how to adapt." many states across the midwest saw nearly a foot of snow... along with winds between twenty and forty miles per hour.mos says: " it is getting worse but i know the city plows are out today and we'll try and keep things open to make sure everyone gets home from work." luckily for iowans and presidential candidates... the storm came a day after the caucuses. cars and trucks were spotted slipping off the highways in iowa and minnesota. some people decided the weather was just too bad to go to work. flor says: "most dental work is not emergency-it's elective so we want to make sure we do the appropriate due diligence that's appropriate to keep people comfortable and keep employees safe." the same weather system delivering strong winds and heavy rain in the southeast. ... with tornados being reported in alabama and mississippi. the high winds damaging several homes in the region. the storm is expected to bring heavy rain and wind to the northeast
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jackie ibanez, fox news a strong frontal system will shift east across our region today into this evening. this front should be east of the piedmontby early thursday morning. cool high pressure works in from thewest thursday afternoon...and should be overhead friday....flash flood watch in effect through this
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wfxr news is your local election headquarters. and on the heels of the iowa caucus, many candidates hopped a flight and are back on the campiagn trail.as john roberts tells us- they're looking ahead to new hampshire- where they prepare for the next big battle in the run for the white house. 0:13 - 0:28 0:37 - 0:39 1:07 - 1:14 the g-o-p winner of the iowa caucus senator ted cruz is wasting no time. nats of cruz event pushing past frontrunner donald trump, cruz is hoping to build on the momentum created from his win. cruz says: "this is a movement for the people, of people who are furious with dc, with the dc cartel people who get in bed with special interests and grow government." while governor mike huckabee dropped out of the race , others like new jersey governor chris christie, who didn't fare so well aren't ready to call it quits just yet. christie says: "early in the summer i was happy to be in your top 3, i don't want to be your top 3,
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iowa christie didn't even make it into the top three, placing tenth in a crowded field. the number three spot instead went to junior senator marco rubio, who earlier today received a key endorsement from south carolina senator tim scott. scott says: "im putting my confidence and trust in marco rubio ." on the democratic side ... a winner has finally been declared ... at first too close to call it turns out hillary clinton beat bernie sanders in what is being called the closest caucus in history. hillary says: "i am so thrilled that i am coming to new hampshire after winning iowa. i've won there and i've lost there, it's a lot better to win." sanders says: "now in nh were going to astond the world again." that was john roberts reporting. hillary clinton faces an even tougher fight next week in new hampshire. vermont senator bernie sanders holds a double-digit
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an ongoing story that ruffled feathers on social media reached a happy conclusion!a retired police officer in marietta ohio will be able to keep his k-9 partner after all. matthew hickey developed a close bond with ajax over three years of working together.ohio law considered ajax city property and the city would need to auction off the police dog- despite officer hickey's desire to adopt ajax. the story took off on social media.a go-fund-me page raised more than 60-thousand dollars to help hickey bid on his partner..but it didnt come to that. the marietta police department and hickey managed to work out a resolution..hickey will become an auxillary officer with the department, and can keep working with ajax. a special occasion for a local four legged celebrity! black dog salvage, a popular show filmed here in roanoke is celebrating one of their training dogs first birthday! molly may shared her birthday celebration with stella - the shop dog!
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veterinarian hospital thew a party complete with bubblecake cupcakes - for the humans ... and gifts for both dogs! very good in public, we have a lot of traffic. it's super nice that she likes to travel too. mike thinks he might start taking her on the closer salvage jobs. so she doesn't mind driving in the car. quiet in the car, travels well, likes to be with everybody.molly may will make her debut during the season 5 premiere of the salvage dawgs on sunday, february 28th. uber caught a lot of customers off guard this past new year's eve when they bumped up their prices well above their normal rates. wfxr's taylor kanost will have more on how uber hopes to
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ride sharing company uber is doing a little re-imaging!new this morning:take a look at the company's new logo! of the stylized white and black 'u,' the new design features an image the company calls the "atom and bit."a company spokeswoman says the new logo will be used worldwide, with a different color scheme in each of the 68 countries the company operates. ever since uber began
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2014, the company used trial and error to determine what price range best suits the region to maximize business. back on new year's eve, some riders were surprised to find rates had skyrocketed for the holiday, but now that business has slowed down, prices are much more reasonable. uber is a unique company that allows their drivers to work on their own schedule. when demand for drivers is high like it was on new year's eve, the company increases prices to encourage the company's drivers to be available. on the opposite end of the spectrum, the company has found that in some cities, decreasing prices when demand is low can often lead to more business, and that's exactly what the company plans to do for the forseeable future in roanoke by offering 35 percent reduction in prices. seasonality affects every business, and uber is no exception. when people hunker down at home, demand for rides drops and this is tough for our driver partners. this is the first time uber has cut prices in roanoke so this is still very much a
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see if this method will draw more customers. if it turns out this method does not work then the company says they will plan on raising prices back up to their standard rate to provide enough incentitve for their drivers to hit the roads. the big game is coming up---- just 4 days and change until kickoff.some of those folks in california might catch an uber to the game!but as ken brown shows us- there's a lot of preparation that goes into making sure everything looks perfect. 50 years of the big game and there have been very few constants over the last 5 decades the teams change location varies the who what when and where george toma has been there for every game.since the beginning toma has worked on the grounds crew bowl out here was super bowl 19 university between the 49ers and the dolphins. before we continue on birthday to the man who celebrated his 87th birthday with his crew on tuesday.this
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day.for a edwardsville pennsylvania native that was inducted into the nfl hall of fame in 2-thousand-1 the best parts of the game is getting to share it with his kids.my youngest son that's with me now he's 32 years old but this is his 33rd super bowl months old the super bowl was down in tampa george seen him with my wife, picked him up and carried him around the field.this was just kind of the thing growing up what we did every year people have christmas every year every year.the job has changed a lot over the years george's crew of 35 has to maintain the game field and two practice fields has always been up to the task. i pray to the lord everyday to give me the strength and the strength to our crew so we can give the players a good safe playing field and to give the fans in the stands and the fans on tv a field of beauty. timeless toma serving as the sod god once again for the big game countdown, i'm ken brown. ken brown.countdown, i'm big
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a strong frontal system will shift east across our regiontoday into this evening. this front should be east of the piedmontby early thursday morning. cool high pressure works in from thewest thursday afternoon...and should be overhead friday. ...flash flood watch in effect through this afternoon... .today...rain. rain may be heavy at times. not as cool with highsin the lower 60s. south winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to35 mph. chance of rain near 100 percent. .tonight...mostly cloudy. a slight chance of showers in the evening. lows around 40. west winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to30 mph. chance of rain 20 percent..thursday...mostly sunny and much cooler. near steady temperaturein the lower 40s. northwest winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to25 mph. .thursday night...partly cloudy in the evening...then becomingmostly clear. cooler with lows in the upper 20s.
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with gusts up to 25 mph. .friday...sunny. highs in the mid 40s. northwest winds around 10 mph..friday night...mostly clear. lows in the mid 20s. .saturday through monday...partly cloudy. highs in the upper 40s.lows in the upper 20s..monday night...mostly cloudy with a chance of rain and snow.lows in the upper 20s. chance of precipitation 30 percent. .tuesday...partly sunny. highs
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we're right in the middle of cold and flu season, but we may be getting the cold and flu confused with other issues, like sinus infections. wfxr's paris holmes is here to give us the signs so we can recognize the difference. according to dr. steve osborn of doctor's express sinus infections are very similar to head colds, in fact they generally develop from a cold, but one of the first indications you have sinus
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"all of a sudden you just get pressure, fullness, headache, some people even get pain in their upper teeth on one side or the other." " we have sinus up in our heads. we have maxillary sinus here, we have frontal sinuses here. we have a couple sets of sinues behind the nose" he says they're simply cavities-- empty for the most part. occassionally bacteria grows in them, but as long as they can drain you're fine. but it's when you get a cold and stuffed up, and the bacteria can't drain... that's when---osborn says you move into a sinus infection. "most head colds don't do that, but once in a while it does. and some people are just more prone to that." as far as treatment--decongesants, tylenol, ibuprofen, are all over the counter options says osborn. "if you're really miserable, i think an antibiotic can be helpful. i think it depends on the severity of it. most people would get over it on their own eventually. the problem is how long is it going to take and how miserable you're going to
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to it." and dr. osborne says if you're too miserable to handle your sinus infection on your own, you should see a doctor. you can find doctor's express on the lower level of tower's mall.... no appointment is necessary. in the studio, paris holmes, wfxr news. north carolina's own weather-forecasting groundhog got his big day in the
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some are pretty upset! north carolina's weather predicting groundhog ruffled some feathers in north carolina on tuesday. grady the groundhog predicted that the denver broncos would win the super bowl on sunday over
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fact for you... grady has been predicting bowl games since
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