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high pressure builds into the area for today and tonight. a lowpressure system in the upper mississippi valley friday will moveeast across the great lakes on saturday. this system will bring aweak cold front into our region on friday night.
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thursday, february 18th. thanks for making good day virginia part of your morning. i'm january keaton and i'm kyle benjamin. we're continuing to follow the latest on that tractor trailer accident out of wythe county this morning. that accident still causing delays near milker marker 86. this is a live look from a vdot camera near that mile marker. right now, the all northbound lanes remain closed at this time. southbound lanes are back up and going. traffic is backed up for around 2 miles and is being diverted off at exit 84 then back onto 81 north at exit 86. so give yourself a little time if your travels take you through that area. in henry county: a woman who had been missing since wednesday afternoon is in the hospital after she was
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deputies tell wfxr news that 62-year-old bernice proctor was found in a wooded area near her apartment at around 4-this morning. she was transported to memorial hospital of martinsville and henry county for treatment. medical personnel there are treating her for hypothermia and dehydration. appalachian power crews continue to work on power outages caused by monday night's ice storm. less than 10 precent of the nearly 50,000 customers who lost power earlier this week remain without power this morning. wfxr's taylor kanost is in roanoke county with the latest numbers. good morning. i'm at glenvar high school which lost power earlier this week. that caused school to be closed as recently as yesterday, but thanks to the quick work of aep crews, power was restored to the building yesterday afternoon so school is back in session today. not everyone is back up and running yet though. the hardest hit area remains roanoke city where over 1,000 customers remain without power this morning. all together, about 3,600 customers in roanoke, franklin, campbell, botetourt, and patrick counties still need work done
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and patrick counties, power is expected to be restored shortly, but it may not be until late tonight that power is restored to most customers in franklin and roanoke counties as well as roanoke city. more than 650 aep workers including 500 line workers and 150 tree contractors continue to work this morning to restore power to these remaining customers. we'll keep you updated with the latest power outage numbers on virginiafirst.com. high pressure builds into the area for today and tonight. a lowpressure system in the upper
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moveeast across the great lakes on saturday. this system will bring aweak cold front into our region on friday night. fire prevention week continues here at wfxr and emergency responders are reminding people that installing smoke
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save lives. wfxr's charlie cooper spoke to a local fire department and the red cross about how they're helping the community take an active role in protecting their families. 5-1021-27100-106 nat sound of smoke alarmit's a modest investment that can save your family's life.kim krulikowski- red cross, disaster program specialista lot of people either dont have smoke alarms or even worse they have smoke alarms that they think work but actually dont. they are teaming up with roanoke fire ems to install smoke alarms in as many homes as possible. charlie cooper, reportingafter facing some fatal fires in southeast roanoke last year, roanoke fire ems installed 66 of these smoke detectors in that area alone.kim krulikowski- red cross, disaster program specialistwe offer these alarms to anybody, whether they rent or own. whether they're in a single family home, a modular home or an apartment. she recommends that people replace their fire alarms after five years and install one on every level of the house including the basement- but there are some places to avoid.kim krulikowski- red cross, disaster program specialistin the kitchen, bathroom, near fire places, anywhere you're likely to get a false alarm. nat sound alarmwhen it comes to picking the right alarm, roanoke fire ems says it depends on what works best in your home.tiffany bradbury- fire prevention specialist- roanoke fire emsthey have some that even if one goes off they're all going to go off which is great. there's some that are hard wired into the home and have battery backups so you really need to look at what works best.the next step is to have a good plan to get
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the fire department and the red cross also have smoke detectors that can alert the deaf or hard of hearing if a fire breaks out. to request a free fire alarm and installation --- we've got the information you need to know on our website, virginia first dot-com two planned parenthood locations in southwest virginia are moving under one roof. the roanoke and blacksburg offices are consolidating their efforts. the blacksburg location will now be used for community education and advocacy work.
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the roanoke location on peters creek road.a representative told wfxr news that they're making change to better serve more patients. the blacksburg location opened more than 30 years ago, before many other locations that provided women's health services. in danville- the police department is beefing up its force. wfxr's kristen eskow spoke with officials - who say- adding more staff- won't come out of the taxpayers pocket. 00-0530-35 the danville city council has approved the addition of four new officers to the danville police department - and officials say more officers can always help fight crime.right now the police force is budgeted to have 131 officers - but only has 125 on staff due to a high level of turnover - as some officers leave the department. now - the police department can have up to 135 officers on staff.officials say after several city jobs were cut several years ago due to budgeting issues, this addition of officers - comes as welcome news."double the amount of officers would be
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going to happen, so any new this morning:roanoke city officials have named an acting police chief to replace retiring chief chris perkins. current deputy chief tim jones will fill this role starting march 1st.jones has served on the city's police force since 1981, and currently commands the uniform operations division.a national search will be conducted for perkins' replacement. concealed guns in the classroom! it's been a hot
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now, one college in texas gives the green light! plus.. apple is challenging a judge's order to help the f-b-i unlock an i- phone. why it may be headed to the supreme court! you're watching good day virginia high pressure builds into the area for today it's always worth remembering... that icing the cinnamon rolls
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unleash the power of dough. here in vineland, home of progresso, we love all kinds of chicken soups... but just one kind of chicken. white breast meat chicken every time. so if you're not going to make your own chicken soup tonight, do what we do...make it progresso. it's a taste so bold, yet so smooth, it could only be called, black silk, from folgers. a taste you could enjoy, fresh brewed, or one cup at a time.
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and tonight. a lowpressure system in the upper mississippi valley friday will moveeast across the great lakes on saturday. this system will bring aweak cold front into our region on friday night.today...sunny. highs in the lower 40s. light and variable winds. .tonight...partly cloudy in the evening...then becoming mostlycloudy. lows in the mid 20s. light and variable winds. .friday...mostly sunny. highs in the upper 40s. south winds around 10 mph. gusts up to 25 mph in the afternoon..friday night...partly cloudy. not as cool with lows in the upper 30s. southwest winds around 10 mph with gusts up to 25 mph. .saturday...partly sunny. not as cool with highs around 60. westwinds around 10 mph with gusts up to 25 mph..saturday night...partly cloudy. lows in the lower 40s..sunday and sunday night...mostly cloudy. highs around 60. lowsin the lower 40s..monday...mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of rain. highsin the lower 50s..monday night...mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of rain.lows in the mid 30s. .tuesday...cloudy with a 40 percent chance of rain. highs in thelower 40s..tuesday night...rain likely. lows in the mid 30s. chance of rain60 percent..wednesday...rain
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40s. chance of rain70 percent. now to stories making national headlines this morning. the university of texas is the latest school to allow guns in classrooms. the school's president approved guidelines that comply with state laws on wednesday.the law allows concealed handgun license holders to bring their weapons into the classroom starting next year. here in virginia, liberty university allows concealed carry on campus. apple's c-e-o says the company opposes a judge's order to help the f-b-i break into one of the san bernrdino shooter's phones. as scott mclean reports, this case could ultimately make its way to the supreme court. for investigators in the san bernardino terror attack,
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their phone... more than two this was the scene out front of an apple store in san francisco. people marched in opposition to that government court order we just talked about. another string of demonstrations will kick off on february 23 across the u-s as well. one republican presidential candidate is getting a big endorsement ahead of the south carolina primary. south carolina govenrnor nikki haley says she is endorsing senator marco rubio.the support from the popular second-term govenor could potentially help rubio in the palmetto state, where he trails donald trump and ted cruz in the polls. hillary clinton's campaign is launching tv ads in the commonwealth ahead of the march1st primary. the first add is running in the
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senator bernie sanders for the democratic nomination. virginia is one of 11 states that will make up the so-called super tuesday democratic primary contests. ahead on good day virginia: there's more to making the perfect steak than you think. how one farmer says- he gets perfect meat
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happy cows are productive cows according to one farmer- who lets his herd roam free.in our ag life report, wfxr's solina lewis shows us why this technique- leads to a tasty
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12-16 "these are some of the steaks we do the grass fed beef, this is a t bone"what jack furhmann says is special about his t bones though, is that he makes sure his cattle feel as at home as possible... "so in the grass growing season were moving them two times a day to fresh grass"by moving them around his hundred plus acre farm, he says the animals are healthier... "theyre not always around their feces where there's parasites and things"....and happier..."another thing we do is we let the calves stay with their moms for ten months" because of these special conditions, he says the cows are more productive..."they produce more milk and put on more meat we try to mimic nature because cows never stay in one spot"and, ultimately, tastier...solina lewis wfxr news. lewis wfxr news.
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a boost for national parks across the country! which park is most popular? we'll tell you when good day
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america's national parks are becoming popular vacation destinations. there was a record-breaking number of visitors in 2015. parks across the country hosted 3 hundred 7 million visitors. the most popular spot was the great smoky mountains, with
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in august, the national park services will celebrate
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it's always worth remembering... that icing the cinnamon rolls is a privilege not a right. unleash the power of dough. give i it pop. here in vineland, home of progresso, we figured out how to get rich ingredients like bacon into 22 light soups, so if you want 100 calories or less per serving without giving up rich flavor
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good morning, it's thursday, february 18th. thanks for making good day virginia part of your morning. i'm kyle
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keaton. the internet keeps the world connected, but the digital universe also has a dark side. in the firsst six weeks of 2016 local investigators arrested 2 men who allegedly abducted teenage girls they met online.most recently a virginia tech student is in jail for the murder of 13- year-old nicole lovell...investigators say they met online. there is a local task force that strictly focuses on cyber crimes against childrenas wfxr's sophia borrelli reports-- the group is trying to keep more kids from becoming targets and investigators say it starts with parents 0:27 - 0:380:48 - 0:591:33 - 1:432:23 - 2:343:24 - 3:29 nat of phone message going offin this day and age, kids and teens can communicate with anyone in the world, but unfortunately some say that is not always a good thing. laura lathem/mother of 11 year old boy: "mindboggling."laura lathem is the mother of an 11 year old boy. she was shocked at some of the statistics i was able to give her about kids on social media. her son is starting to get curious about joining that social world. laura latham/mother of 11 year old boy: "he asks frequently, when can i be on facebook, when can i be on facebook, and i keep saying 13. so the other day he said, when i'm on facebook, i'm not going to let you have the user name and password, and i said, then you can't be on facebook." steven anders who works with the internet crimes against children taskforce says parents need to have access to their teen's passwords to social media sites. steven anders/icac: "social media and
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a virtual front door to your house to be open to anybody in the world that wants to contact your children. as parents, we wouldn't leave the front door to our house open wide open."if you as a parent still don't think it's an issue in our area, just look at the facts. steven says, one in seven teens will be sexually solicited online and says the average age a child is exposed to pornography is 8 years old.the internet crimes against children taskforce under the direction of the bedford county sheriff's office works more than 100 cases a month.steven "that does not include the cases that are generated and reported directly to the other law enforcement agencies here in the commonwealth of virginia."laura for more information for more at all.consequences of better than the consequences of not
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for more information about how to talk with your teen about their online activity, you can head to our website at virginiafirst.com. high pressure builds into the area for today and tonight. a lowpressure system in the upper mississippi valley
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the great lakes on saturday. this system will bring aweak cold front into our region on friday night. toyota is recalling over a million 2006 to 2012 rav-4 and 2012-2014 rav4 ev. a crash could cause the metal seat cushion frame to snap,
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passengers. toyota dealers will add resin covers to the seat cushion frame for free. a letter is expected to go out to owners by the end of next week. people who live in flint, michigan and government officials know that their water is undrinkable. but, a new study shows they paid the highest rates in the nation for that toxic water. that study shows that hundred-64 dollars a year for water service, that's nearly double the national average. one of the study's authors says the united nations recommends that water and sewer service shouldn't exceed 3-percent of a household income.in flint... those charges totaled about 7- percent. the f-d-a issued new guidelines for keeping the zika virus out of the u-s blood supply. the agency is asking people who recently traveled to affected countries to wait four weeks before donating blood. most people affected by zika don't show any symptoms. but doctors say the four-week wait should be enough for their immune systems to clear the virus. a fast food chain is serving its burgers with a
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some offended. as josh helmuth explains, the signs of scripture are making some people question, -- just exactly how is a national chain allowed to do that? the drive-inclassic americana, as old as the cheeseburger itself."hi, i would like a number one."but this sonic at madison and pine is a little different from all the rest, because of these. stickers with bible verses attached to their orders.some customers turned to facebook to vent -one customer saying "thanks for the sermon. where are my cheese sticks?""how's it going?"after a short wait following our order, we were hoping to see the stickers for ourselves."i don't see a sticker."but no luck. interview but they did show us the stickers.they're a new tradition they've just recently started now that they can't print bible verses on receipts like in years past. all surprising considering sonic isn't a known christian- based company such as hobby lobby or chick-fil-a.we spoke with sonic corporate, who confirmed that while they're a public company, franchisees are allowed to do their own thing."we don't have a backing this. it's the decision by the franchisee that owns and operates that specific drive in."so some
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mixed feelings. so some customers are enjoying the food for thought."hasn't bothered me a bit.""why?""cuz everyone needs to have god in their life"others not so much. "why would you go to, like, a sonic and be like, hey! here's a bible verse to go with your cheese sticks. that's kinda weird."either way, this sonic in raytown has people talking. talking.has people sonic in raytown has people talking. new this morning: u-p-s is planning to expand passport services at all of its 45-hundred stores across the country. one of the new changes will allow customers to schedule appointments for passport photos. u-p-s reported an eight-percent increase in passport service-sales last month over january of 2015.
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something you don't think about until you have to go on a trip. but listen to this. nearly 49 million passports will expire -- just within the next three years. that can mean massive wait times. mary moloney has more on what you can do to stay ahead of the game! need a passport?the u-s government says it could take six weeks just to get your passport renewed.that's longer than usual.here's why.within the next three years -- 49 million people's passports will expire.you can thank a 2007 federal law for the avalanche of renewals.it requires u-s citizens to carry a passport when traveling to canada -- mexico -- the caribbean -- and bermuda.even if your passport is current -- most european countries will not accept passports within six months of their expiration dates.to get your passport quicker -- act now.photos can be taken at many post offices -- drug stores -- even public libraries.the state department says -- pictures are the number one reason why renewals may be held up.to make sure your passport renewal isn't placed in purgatory -- be more like prince.seriously.the superstar' tweeted his epic passport pic -- and it meets all government regulations. it's the right size2-by-2taken on a plain white background. with no smile.the state prefers a more natural look.as prince demonstrates -- you can slay with no smileonce you get that perfect picture -- renew that passport by mail -- or in person at sanctioned locations for faster service.then relax and plan that next vacay away.
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veterans-listen up. if you need to make a will or handle other legal matters, but don't have the money. there may be some help coming soon. wfxr's paris holmes is going to tell us how virginia's attorney general is bringing legal services to the roanoke valley. good morning kyle and january- -attorney general mark herring wants to give virginia's veterans and their families the piece of mind that their
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should happen. i'll tell you how he's helping right after
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you never know how important it is to have a will until you need one, and by then it's probably too late. of documents can offer peace of mind in times of trouble, and wfxr's paris holmes is here to tell us how attorney general mark herring is helping virginia's veterans make those kinds of documents for free. good morning january and kyle, several volunteer lawyers from the attorney general's office and the virginia state bar are
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veterans and their spouses make wills, as well as, powers of attorney, and help legally document their advanced medical decisions. and all of it is for free. the clinic is just one of several being held throughout the commonwealth to specifically help some of virginia's low income veterans who may not have the money to pay for these legal services. sometimes they cost between 500 and 1000 dollars and for veterans particular seniors living on a fixed income or perhaps a student going to school under the gi bill. it may be out of reach for them. the free legal clinics will be held at virginia western community college on thursday, march 3rd. veterans who are interested must fill out a questionnaire and make an appointment before the actual clinic. you can do that on the attorney general's website-- a-g dot virginia dot gov. they cannot accept walk- in appointments. the attorney general says estate planning requires some
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discussion before officially putting it down on paper--so, that needs to be handled before the actual clinic on march 3rd. in the studio,
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into the an online post threatning possible violence at northside high school this morning. school officials will school morning. school this violence at possible post threatning an online just into the breaking news just into the wfxr newsroom. an online post threatning possible violence at northside high school this morning.
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the school this morning out of an abudance of caution. they are taking actions to ensure the safety of students and staff. we are following some breaking news just into the wfxr newsroom. an online post threatning possible violence at northside high school this morning. school officials will have an increased police presence at the school this morning out of an abudance of caution. they are taking actions to ensure the safety of students and staff. high pressure builds into the area for today and tonight. a lowpressure system in the
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the great lakes on saturday. this system will bring aweak cold front into our region on friday night.today...sunny. highs in the lower 40s. light and variable winds. .tonight...partly cloudy in the evening...then becoming mostlycloudy. lows in the mid 20s. light and variable winds. .friday...mostly sunny. highs in the upper 40s. south winds around 10 mph. gusts up to 25 mph in the afternoon..friday night...partly cloudy. not as cool with lows in the upper 30s. southwest winds around 10 mph with gusts up to 25 mph. .saturday...partly sunny. not as cool with highs around 60. westwinds around 10 mph with gusts up to 25 mph..saturday night...partly cloudy. lows in the lower 40s..sunday and sunday night...mostly cloudy. highs around 60. lowsin the lower 40s..monday...mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of rain. highsin the lower 50s..monday night...mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of rain.lows in the mid 30s. .tuesday...cloudy with a 40 percent chance of rain. highs in thelower 40s..tuesday night...rain likely. lows in the mid 30s. chance of rain60 percent..wednesday...rain likely. highs in the lower
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in health news this morning.. jim morelli this morning..in health news this morning..jim morelli explains how there may be non- drug related ways to treat migranes before they start... medications can alleviate migraine symptoms, but there is no cure.there's not one thing we can do to end the migraines for all time at this
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different options that we can offer - and we can hopefully and most likely get you to a better place than where you are.dr carolyn bernstein runs the headache center at boston's beth israel-deaconess medical center.a migraine sufferer herself, bernstein is exploring alternative ways to manage the disease.--nats--one thing she's come up with: indoor cycling. it's a form of exercise ideal for migraine sufferers, bernstein says, because it's low- impact...there's no pounding a postal worker gets a little more than he bargained
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the mail! we'll explain,
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despite the postal service promise to deliver mail no matter what... a new jersey mail carrier was *not* able to swiftly complete his route. it wasn't snow, rain, sleet or even dark of night getting in the way... he was trapped inside his vehicle by a pack of angry animals. and if you thinking it was barking dogs, think again. kimberly
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"some people have roosters around here, we wake up to gobble, gobble, gobble."it seems wild turkeys rule here in this picturesque cul de sac in hillsdale. "if you shoo them, they leave, right?""no, they don't run.""oh."which is why we were here in the first place... "i think that's ridiculous, it's silly."helen is talking about what happened after wild turkeys....yes we found them..surrounded a letter carrier's truck on tuesday.he was so upset, couldn't get out and called his boss for help.the
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general mills is removing artificial fla so you can love cereal... the keyboard.parents are warned about the parents are the keyboard.lurking behind lurking behind >> jason: good thursday morning. it's 8:00 on "good day, virginia".
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around the region to the tunes of 20s and 30s. martinsville up out of the teens this morning. everybody just about below the freezing mark aside from roanoke and lexington where it's now up to 35 . we will find temperatures above the freezing mark for the next hour or 2 and sidewalks and then we'll see plenty of sunshine. look at the sunset after 6 us. we're with the 7-day and then "good day, virginia" returns right now. >> january: lurking behind the keyboard. parents are warned about the dangers threatening their children on the internet. >> social media is allowing a virtual front door to your house to be opened to anyone in the world.

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