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grand son and newly installed a smoke detectorthe local push to get more smoke alarms into every homeandbringing the farm to the city.sot: you can have your own backyard flock of chickenwhy one company is allowing chicken for the backyard alsobattle for the benchthe death of the longest sitting supreme court justice has sparked a political fire storm. the pending fight to find his successor. developing right now- it's round 2 of snow for many parts of our area- and that's causing some major trouble on the road.this video was just sent in to the wfxr newsroom of a crash on eye 81 southbound in salem.at least
one lane is shut down.no word on injuires. we will update you with more information if it becomes avil during this newscast. and this is a look at henry county- where the snow has been falling since this afternoon.you can see a thick coating of snow on the ground there.in nearby colinsville- police are reporting a 7 or 8 car pileup on south belmont street- our crew in the area says the roads are getting harder to drive on- and officials say- if you don't have to be on the roads- stay inside. we're starting out tonight in the pinpoint weather center because of the snow moving through the area.but tonight's accumulation- is just the beginning.we have live team coverage - about the weather coming our way.bill wadell is live at the v-dot headquarters in salem.but first let's get to chief meterologist john carroll- who has been tracking this system all day- hey john. .overnight...snow. snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches. not ascold. near steady temperature around 20. southeast winds around10 mph. chance of snow near 100
precipitation near 100% and with all this snow- and changing conditions- keeping an eye on the roads. wfxr's bill wadell is live in salem- at v-dot's headquarters- bill how are crews preparing for the storm? john- v-dot crews and contractors are working to mobilize and treat roads in 12 hour shifts.crews have pre- treated major roads and interstates with brine and liquid calcium chloride to prevent ice from bonding to
vdot says the cold temperatures ahead of this storm will cause conditions to change quickly. officials suggest drivers change their travel plans to avoid going out during height of the storm. they say if you do plan to go out- try to wait until later in the week. crews will also wait to treat low volume roads- or neighborhood streets until the snow stops. now the cold pavement and low overnight temperatures means the snow and ice will stick around.so if you don't have to be out tonight- stay indoors. bill - you mentioned a solution v-dot using to pre-treat roads- how will that help?travell, crews
chloride to help melt ice during these low temperatures. this is video from christiansburg earlier tonight. the snow started falling there just around 5.many schools can daycare centers are closing because of the snow- and we have just learned virginia tech in nearby tomorrow as well.check with your daycare to see if they are closed tomorrow morning. we will keep you updated as the snow rolls through our area on our website virginia first dot com, and beginning tomorrow on good day virginia. and if you have any pictures you would like to share of snow in your neighborhood- send them to pics at virginia
you are being safe while taking those snapshots. a henry county deputy is recovering after crashing his cruiser early this morning.it happened on greensboro road at the intersection of tens-bury drive.the sheriff's office says deputy z-b smith was responding to a call about a person threatening to jump off the river hill bridge. investigators say deputy smith's cruiser-- ran off the road-- went into the kentucky fried chicken parking lot-- and flipped.the deputy was airlifted to roanoke hospital. police say the person threatening to jump off that bridge was taken for a mental evaluation. in campbell countystate police now say speed was a factor in a one car crash that killed 3 people - including a child.it happened just before 10 oclock last night on route 622.police say david johnson was driving east when the car ran off the side of the road- hit a mailbox- then an embankment. officials say johnson, his passengers- micalynn white and 1-year-old kylin johnson died in the crash. wfxr news is your local
the results from roanoke's mayorial firehouse primary are in.roanoke city councilman sherman lea won the democratic primary mayoral race--- defeating vice mayor dave trinkle.anita price, trish white-boyd and freeda cath- cart won in the city council primary election.roanoke city democratic committee leaders says yesterday's primary at the berglund center had a higher voter turnout than usual. in botetourt county - more people are joining a battle - hoping to save a historic site - where slaves once lived. w-f-x-r's bill wadell spoke with protestors - who are anxiously awaiting their day in court. 00:00 - 00:0500:12 - 00:17 00:33 - 00:3800:41 - 00:46 00:51 - 00:54history on a flatbed. shirley johnson lewis "this is my family here. and they deserve better."it's a diffcult sight - for shirley johnson lewis. shirley johnson lewis "my ancestors, back to my great great grandmother that was born in 1799 was born into slavery here."she and
cold - protesting the relocation of former slave quarters and a kitchen house - at greenfield plantation. a move by botetourt county leaders - to make room for economic development. liniel gregory "they say they want to level all this hill down and build a huge shell building and maybe rent it to someone. they don't have a prospect, as far as we know."bill wadell "some botetourt county residents tell us they welcome new business and industry, but they will continue their fight to keep it from coming here." bojnnie britt "it's devastating to see the destruction that has already taken place."these peaceful protestors - say the relocation project needs to stop. bonnie britt " a lot of the historical significance is going to be lost if they procede and move these. they need to be left where they are."liniel gregory "i refer to both of them as actual monuments or tombstones to the slaves. also maybe some native americans, possibly some early caucasian settlers that had a fort over in here."for many - this is a mission - to preserve local history. for lewis - it's personal. shirley
botetourt should stop raping greenfield and violating the remains of my people."in botetourt county, bill wadell, wfxr news. in a statement - botetourt county officials say there is no evidence - of grave sites - at greenfield. protestors say they are still waiting for a court hearing - challenging the project. pause for stinger it's fire prevention week. tonight we share stories of survival- and different fire safety tips.wfxr's solina lewis spoke with a covington woman- who was able to escape her burning home thanks to her grandson- who learned fire safety in school. 00-07 "i saw the fire shooting out from the side of the house" nancy richmond describes how some quality time with her grandson turned into a nightmare in a matter of minutes..."the curtain on my door was on fire"but luckily her 8 year old grandson was able to rescue her dog and help get them to safety after the fire alarm went off, alerting them to the danger before they even knew anything was wrong..."the smoke alarm went off but i didn't see no smoke or nothing"as fate would
department had come by a few weeks earlier asking if she wanted a new smoke detector installed..."they came by and put one in the house one in my bedroom and one in the hallway" nancy says she couldn't be happier that they did... "probably saved us cause like i said we didn't see no fire or smoke in the house"nancy now realizes the importance of keeping those detectors up to date she says, and she's just thankful her grandson was paying attention in class when they learned about fire safety..."he told them my name and address, he said it's
tomorrow morning on good day virginia- the covington fire chief will be live in here in the studio to talk more about fire safety.good day virginia starts at 5 a-m. pause for stinger around the commonwealth-a henrico county man is being hailed a hero for jumping in to save a man moments before a car burst into flames. officials say the driver went off the road and hit a sign post.meredith conyers senior was driving by and noticed the car was smoking- and heard screams for help.conyers was able to grab the injured man and pull him out of the car....just seconds before the car burst into flames. "so i pulled him through the driver's side window and got him out that way and then pulled him maybe ten feet from the car and by that time, the car was engulfed in flames and he was just moaning and groaning...basically, he was
officials say the driver suffered "significant injuries" and credit the good samaritan for saving the man's life. coming up -the death of surpreme court justice scalia has cast washington into chaos- tonight at 10:30- the partisan battle lines drawn- over a successor. and-a virginia veteran meets his long lost love after more than 7 decades!coming up next- how they were able to reconnect- after all this time. .overnight...snow. snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches. not ascold. near steady temperature around 20. southeast winds around10 mph. chance of snow near 100 percent. wind chill values as lowas 7 above..washingtons birthday...snow. sleet with
these lil' chickies and lil' doggies are small, -but they're intense. -yeah. -it's like my niece, hannah. -and you, uh, take karate? show him how intense you are. -yah! yah! ah! -(karate sounds) hey! now finish him. big flavor in a little package. new lil' chickies and lil' doggies. -(click) .overnight...snow. snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches. not ascold. near steady temperature around 20. southeast winds around10 mph.
percent. wind chill values as lowas 7 above..washingtons birthday...snow. sleet with freezing rain likely inthe afternoon. additional snow and sleet accumulation of 2 to4 inches. ice accumulation around a trace. highs in the lower30s. southeast winds around 10 mph. chance of precipitation near100 percent. wind chill values as low as 10 above..monday night...freezing rain. sleet likely in the evening...thenrain after midnight. little or no additional sleet accumulation. ice accumulation of up to a tenth of an inch. near steady temperature around 30. southeast winds around 10 mph. chance ofprecipitation near 100 percent..tuesday...mostly cloudy with rain and freezing rain likely inthe morning...then partly sunny with a chance of rain in the
highs in the mid 40s. west windsaround 10 mph with gusts up to 20 mph. chance of precipitation70 percent. .tuesday night...mostly cloudy. a chance of rain in the evening...then a chance of rain and snow showers after midnight. little orno snow accumulation. lows in the lower 30s. west winds around10 mph with gusts up to 20 mph. chance of precipitation40
tonight- we want to show you a love story that spans decades- between a virginia veteran- and a british woman.norwood and joyce fell in love during world war 2- but a misunderstanding pulled them apart.ivan watson reports- 70 years later- they reconnected. 19-23150-157 norwood thomas never stopped thinking about joyce morris.the pair first met in 1944.she, a 17-year-old british girl living in london he, a 21-year-old paratrooper for the u.s. forces.young love blossomed. "i mean we snogged as you call it when it was dark and nobody could see us." but their brief romance was interrupted - when thomas was deployed to normandy to fight in world war ii.after the war, he returned to the u.sand invited morris to join him.but she misunderstood his letter and thought he was already married - so she refused his invitation and they went their separate ways.they married other people.thomas eventually became a widowermorris got divorced.last year, one of her sons found thomas online - and they reconnected on skype after more than 70 years. "i have your picture framed on my bureau and i say good morning to you every morning. and say
"and i will say good morning back to you." "you broke my heart" "i'm not sure that's true." "what would you do if i could give you a squeeze?" "that would be lovely."a crowd funding campaign raised enough money to make that actually happen.this week thomas made the journey from virginia to adelaide. "well you're still vertical first met just before d-day reuniting seven decades later valentine's day. "it's about the most wonderful thing that
pdmcoming up- farm fresh eggs- without the commitment.the new program that lets you rent a chicken- in tonight's ag life report. there are many sides to basketball star an fashion icon russell westbrook. and with coverage in the middle of anywhere from u.s. cellular, he can find some new ones. like, farmer. russell's brussels. russell speaking. paleontologist. hashtag t-rex. park ranger. where am i?
two coneys or two burgers, and two tots and two drinks. -yeah. -it's like i'm seeing double. speaking of double. look. (yells) you guys wanna hang out sometime? oh, man. i think i nailed it. now two can eat for $9.99 all month long. (clicks) car. you can rent an apartment.. now you can rent a chicken.a local business is renting chickens to people who don't live on a farm-- but live in the busy city.it's called rent the chicken.as w-f-x-r's charlier cooper explains-- it gives city slickers the opportunity to have farm fresh eggs from chickens living in their backyards. 00:8:14-00:11:2000:36:24- 00:41:0000:44:12-00:47:00nat sound chicken track 1a flock of hens and fresh eggs made right in your backyard-- literally-- even if you don't live on a farm. lindsey crook- local organizer, rent the chicken basically we offer the yard to table concept where you can have your own backyard flock of chicken and bring your own food to the table.track 2it's called rent the chicken--where up to four hens can be delivered to urban homes with
crook- local organizer, rent the chickenthe store bought they're strictly mostly in cages. fresh eggs, you know what you're putting into your hens. you're able to actually see them.track 3they can fit in a yard as small as ten by 15 feet and they're pretty quiet back there too-- just listen. nats of silent chicken. leon bradleyfor anybody who lives in the city these hens will work exceptionally well because on average they're a lot quieter than any neighbor's dog. charlie cooper, reportingif you fall in love with your hens and you want to keep them permanently, that's an option too. lindsey crook- local organizer, rent the chickenthey can adopt their coop. they can upgrade if they're only in a two hen coop to a larger coop and go to the four hens. track 4and make the flock a part of your family. in thaxton -- charlie cooper w-f-x-r news. the chickens can be rented for a six month time span from april to october. the farmers said that's usually when they lay the most eggs. coming up-washington divided. after the death of a supreme court justice- there is controversy over who may
check out this v-dot camera video of the big walker tunnel near wytheville.. you can see the snow coating eye 77- but traffic was moving through fine earlier tonight. chief meteorologist john carroll joins us now - with some things we should keep in mind as the weather changes- hey john. .overnight...snow. snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches. not ascold. near steady temperature around 20. southeast winds around10 mph. chance of snow near 100 percent. wind chill values as lowas 7 above..washingtons birthday...snow. sleet with freezing rain likely inthe afternoon. additional snow and sleet accumulation of 2 to4 inches. ice accumulation around a trace. highs in the lower30s. southeast winds
an update to the deadly earthquake in taiwan. search and rescue operations are over- just one week after the quake.more than 100 people were killed when the five point nine earthquake hit.most of the fatalities were from the collapse of a high rise. nearly 300 people were rescued- many of whom are still in the hospital. tonight a texas judge says there is no sign of foul play in the death of u-s supreme court justice antonin scalia. casey stegall reports- now a political fight is brewing over scalia's vacant seat in the nation's highest court. 0:15-0:21 0:53-1:04 1:04-1:18 flags at half staff sunday...in honor of supreme court justice antonin scalia... from the supreme court chambers... to the texas ranch where he died saturday...on a hunting trip. late sunday scalia's body left texas for virginia.clement says: "i'm quite confident that law students will be reading justice scalia opinions a century from now." at the nation's highest court...colleagues are offering praise for scalia...who they affectionately called "nino." liberal justice ruth bader ginsburg...saying she and her conservative colleague were - quote - 'best buddies" for more than thirty years. meantime, justice scalia's
now split between liberals and conservatives... and, that is fueling a political fight. president obama says he plans to nominate a justice to fill the vacancy. and democrats say they support that. however, republicans say a new appointment should wait for a new president.hatch says: "we were right in the middle of a presidential campaign and somebody is going to win that and the person who wins that is going to have the right to replace justice scalia whether a democrat or republican." clinton says: "it is outrageous that republicans in the senate and on the campaign trail have already pledged to block any replacement that president obama nominates." justice scalia's death leaves conservatives without a key vote that could impact some major cases before the high court. the white house says president obama won't introduce a nominee this week.
.overnight...snow. snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches. not ascold. near steady temperature around 20. southeast winds around10 mph. chance of snow near 100 percent. wind chill values as lowas 7 above..washingtons birthday...snow. sleet with freezing rain likely inthe afternoon. additional snow and sleet accumulation of 2 to4 inches. ice accumulation around a trace. highs in the lower30s. southeast winds around 10 mph. chance of precipitation near100 percent. wind chill values as low as 10 above..monday night...freezing rain. sleet likely in the evening...thenrain after midnight. little or no additional sleet accumulation. ice accumulation of up to a tenth of an inch. near steady temperature around 30. southeast winds around 10 mph.
100 percent..tuesday...mostly cloudy with rain and freezing rain likely inthe morning...then partly sunny with a chance of rain in the afternoon. not as cool with highs in the mid 40s. west windsaround 10 mph with gusts up to 20 mph. chance of precipitation70 percent. .tuesday night...mostly cloudy. a chance of rain in the evening...then a chance of rain and snow showers after midnight. little orno snow accumulation. lows in the lower 30s. west winds around10 mph with gusts up to 20 mph. chance of precipitation40
an ohio art company is selling the iconic etch-a-sketch toy to a company in toronto. "ohio art" owned the classic toy for decadesthe president of the company says letting it go-- is bittersweet-- but they are doing it in consideration of the business's future.the brand has been owned by ohio art since 19-60, when it bought the rights for just- ---25 thousand dollars. lovers everywhere are spending more cash on that special someone this year.the national retail federation says consumers are expected to spend just under 150 dollars on average for valentines day. the n-r-f says the increase
on more action-based gifts. in the past few years we have seen people take a more moderate approach to their spending but this year it really seems that the gifts, the gifts of experience will be bigger than ever." experts say- its not just couples spending money on each other. an additional 3 point 7 billion dollars goes into gifts for parents, children
we are showing love on this valentines day to women's college basketball as we have highlights from both state acc teams. cominug up we roll down 81 to the cassell as the women of tech looking to win on back to back sunday. they would have to declaw the pitt panthers. plus the uva women's team has a 6 pack of losses in a row....they want to nip it beantown against boston college. all of this and
last sunday was super for the virginia tech womens basketball team. the women of tech ended a 18 game losing streak to uva in charlottesville. on those special valentines day, the hokies looking for that loving feeling in the form of beating the pit panthers.---the women of tech wearing pink in honor of breast cancer awareness month.4th quarterpitts-stasha carey....hoop and harm.....panthers lead 45-39. tech-sidney cook.....45-41 pitt pitts-fred potvin triple.......7 point pit lead tech-samantha hill........score stech vanessa panousis
for pitttech cook scores tech with 17 lead down to 3. pitt pulls away.....aysia bugg scorespitt goes on to beat the hokies tonight 59-48. 01-0518-23obviously a very bad game on our part. you gotta credit pitt. i wasnt happy at half time. i thought we left a bunch of points out there. we werent sharp especially when we had opportunities in the 1st half. the second half was just a disaster.we cant go oh it is just pitt or it is just what ever. we have to go into practice like it is against uva. so we have to come together as a teamand stop like when stuff gets going. we al just bicker, bickerwe have to come back as a team and we will be straight. the hokies return back to action thursday at the cassell to play the duke blue devils. he head north to chestnut hill, massachusetts, virginia
from the front. tonight you can check out the great american race....the daytona 500, right hear on wfxr and fox. today, teams battled for the pole for the honor of starting the race up front.chase elliott taking over the 24 car for jeff gordon...dale earnhardt jr talking to fellow racers before qualifying... earnhardt jr would finish 3rd on the day ...matt kenseth locked down the front row and
oh, this is crazy. you know, now i get why people hate us when we block traffic. what the hell are they building, anyway? according to that poster on the fence, it's gonna be high-rise condominiums and shops populated completely by white people. what are you talking about? there's a black guy right there. that's not a black guy. that's a heat lamp. really? mm-hmm. i was wondering why he was wearing that chinese hat. but what is going on with this cement truck? come on, move it, man. let's give him a little whoop-whoop. (siren whooping) did that son of a bitch just flip us the bird? why did he do that? now we got to get out of the car. you know what he did? he put bad karma out in the world, and now it's coming home to roost. well, which is why i choose to radiate positive energy. universe is a cosmic penny jar-- never take one, always leave one.