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you're using your horses the way we're using them you must know their body types.these horses were abandoned and neglected.now they have fresh start and a new job.we will show you the job that gave them new life. misconduct... violence... and missing money. leaders at roanoke county public schools say - the rumors and accusations - are not true. thanks for joining us - i'm becky freemal. and i'm travell eiland. northside high has been rocked - by threats of violence - and two school adminstrators are leaving the school. turn to cam 1w-f-x-r's bill wadell is live at the school.bill - what are officials doing to ease concerns? travell.one school board member - has called a special meeting tomorrow - to try and answer questions. tom mccracken says - students and
too many rumors on social media. 00:00 - 00:0500:20 - 00:25tom mccracken "i as well have heard embezzlement and fraud and all these other things and the rumors get juicy."tom mccracken is on damage control. he and other roanoke county school board members - are getting an earful online. the first complaint - parents weren't notified fast enough - about a threat of violence at northside high last week. billy spence "i'd rather play it safe than sorry, you know. if they could have got it out quicker, that had been nice."billy spence kept his kids home friday. police determined - the threat - was not credible. mccracken says - an alert was posted on facebook - but there were no phone calls or text messages to parents.tom mccracken "why werent we notified sooner. so thats a valid question."the other concern, rumors swirling about northside principal frank dent unexpectedly stepping down ... as his assistant principal amy puckett asks to be reassigned only days later.while some accuse there was misconduct
says its a personnel matter. tom mccracken "there is no validity, i have researched i have spent the time, the days the hours the weeks at northside at central trying to figure out whats going on. i've seen nothing to substantiate any of these claims."the hope now - shifting focus away from social media - and back on school work. billy spence "it's tough with teenagers anyways because there's always drama. but as a parent, i just try to to tell them don't listen to it. try to get the facts and focus on that instead of worrying about what everyone else is saying." as for the accusations of missing money ... mccracken says - there is zero evidence of any financial misconduct.he says all these issues will be discussed at a community meeting - it will be held here, northside high school, tomorrow at 7pm. the policy about notifying parents about threats - will also be up for discussion. live in roanoke county, bill wadell, wfxr
thanks bill. an interim principal has been named at northside high school. dr. dan lyons - the former superintendent for lexington city public schools. in pittsylvania county-the hargrave military academy- will reopen tomorrow. the school shut down late last week after threats were posted online.investigators say the threats were realted to isis. officers have been posted outside the school as a precaution.wfxr's solina lewis in chatham - solina the increased security will be scaled back tonight? 00-05 that's right , officers from the pittsylvania county sheriffs office told me they'd be leaving just a few hours ago--adding that it had been a quiet weekend on campus with no sign of trouble...i spoke to a few parents who were dropping their kids off earlier this evening and most of them said they weren't worried and that they were sure the school had taken all of the safety precautions necessary...but that they were surprised to hear of the threats in the first place-- saying that chatham is a very quiet area...school officials also told me that everything will resume normally tomorrow and that they don't anticipate any further problems related to last weeks threat. solina
thanks solina- an update now to a shooting in henry county.police now say they have another man in custody.danny henly from axton is locked up after allegedly shooting a man following an argument in martinsville.he's charged with malicious wounding.police also arrested jason lewis white from axton- and is charged attempted malicious wounding and firearm charges. he is also locked up. that shooting happened friday at 11-30 at a home on blue knob road.police say david guilliams was shot in the leg- but didn't call 9-1-1 until the next morning when he drove himself to the hospital.he was released. in campbell county- a woman is facing reckless driving charges after a three car crash.it happpened just before 4 p-m on route 29.police say
- when another car rear-ended it.the impact forced the acura into oncoming traffic where it was hit again.megan barrett was charged with reckless driving for rear-ending the acura. her young daughter was also in the car.everyone involved, was transported to lynchburg general hospital, with serious injuries. in galax- fire crews were called to a home this morning- but when they got there- the home had already collapsed. officials put this photo out on twitter.they say the fire started just before 10 this morning on laurel mountain lane in woodlawn.you can see from this picture- there isn't much left.fire officials haven't released a cause. it's pretty hard to see outside right now.a blanket of heavy fog moved into the area tonight-- after the rain gave us a decent soaking this afternoon.this is video of 581 in roanoke. you can see the clouds hanging low over the city. and the rain didn't do any favors for area rivers.this is
salem.you can see the water is moving quickly- and the levels are higher than normal from all the rain. but today's rain- is just round one.other storm systems are expected to move through later in the week-- and it could cause problems.chief meteorologist john carroll is here to break down what's ahead- john? temps in the mid 30s to lower 40s monday night to not move too muchtuesday...except perhaps outside the wedge along the clinch rivervalley southwest toward abingdon...where highs will be in the midto upper 40s. elsewhere...temps will be in the mid 30s to lower40s.there looks to be somewhat of a lull in rainfall tuesday eveningbefore the main low moves from arkansas north to the ohio valleythrough wed afternoon. still some some light qpf will yieldchance to low likely pops tuesday evening before surge ofmoisture/jet dynamics and lift track into the mountains by 12z...withall places see a
tonight- dinosaurs are moving out of roanoke!it's a wrap for jurassic quest.today was the last day for jurassic quest at the berglund center. more than 50 life-sized dinosaurs were on display. kids - and their parents - got to check out these prehistoric animatronic creations - up close. kids also took part in other activities like arts and crafts. just hours ago the daytona 500
was a photo finish for the win. wfxr sports jermaine ferrell joins us now with a look at that incredible win. travell and becky what race...........its been a few months since our last race. now the fans are fired up about the start of the 2016 nascar sprint cup season. they were not disapointed. you saw the race right here on wfxr and fox.chase elliot the youngest driver to start on the pole.......we will take you to the final lap virginian denny hamlim take the slight lead from martin truex, juniorand at the finish line it was hamilin taking it by about 4 inches over truex, junior. you will see it on slow mo. the closest finish ever in race
this evening. patchy fog. lows in the lower 40s.west winds around 10 mph with gusts up to 20 mph...becomingnorthwest. .monday...mostly cloudy. a slight chance of showers in the morning. patchy fog. much cooler. near steady temperature in thelower 40s. light and variable winds. chance of rain 20 percent..monday night...cloudy with a 50 percent chance of light rain. lows in the upper 30s. light and variable winds. .tuesday...rain likely. near steady temperature in the upper 30s.light and variable winds...becoming northeast around 10 mph inthe afternoon. chance of rain 70 percent. .tuesday night...rain likely.
upper 30s. northeast winds around 10 mph. chance of rain 70 percent..wednesday...rain. not as cool with highs in the upper 40s.chance of rain 80 percent..wednesday night...mostly cloudy. rain in the evening...then achance of rain showers after midnight. lows in the mid 30s.chance of rain 80 percent..thursday...a chance of rain showers in the morning. partlysunny. highs in the lower 40s. temperature falling into the upper30s in the afternoon. chance of rain
it's one of the most important races in nascar- and since the daytona 500 started in 1959- there have been a number of winners. and as tradition- the winning cars are put on display at the speedway.john kucko reports- on the reunion between a man- and his car. 13-1756-1:00transcription: in 1991, this car made it to victory lane here at the daytona 500. and today, it's legendary driver, ernie irvan, was reunited with his old chevy. ernie irvan "it was a great race team, great car. tony glover was a great crew chief. kodak was a great sponsor. it was kind of a dream come true to win the daytona 500 and be
a fan favorite at the time. representing an iconic american brand. ernie irvan "it was about selling product, but right now it was about team morale. team morale was everybody that worked at kodak and they could see their kodak car on the race track and obviously that would help promote sales. i mean it's team morale, i really feel like that most of the sponsors can't really track, 100%, what their sponsorship does." john kucko "ernie irvan won 7 times driving the kodak colors. no win was bigger than the one here at the daytona 500 25 years ago. so there was one last thing to do as ernie saw the car for the first time since then and that was to sign the car." describe what this is like for you, ernie, as you do this. "well. it's like my career, in a lot of ways, puts an end on a career. dale earnhardt and myself talked about what we should be able to get paid and that stuff. and dale said he would do it for free and i said yeah, i would, and he said don't tell our car owners." at daytona international
/pkg what's all this nonsense about balls? pink balls, blue, yellow, red. it's hard to keep the whole thing straight. and all these so-called deals? well, they come with a lot of deal breakers. like when you leave the city the signal goes weak. u.s. cellular built a network to give you a stronger signal where the other guys don't. and as for deals? how's $300 back for every line you switch? $300! no ball nonsense.
being a horse at the reba farm inn ---is hard work.groups stop by for horseback riding tours all the time.w-f-x-r's charlie cooper spoke to the owners of the farm today about how they care for the horses and make sure they're at their healthiest even when they're working hard. 00:25:18-00:27:1500:31:11- 00:36:151:02:18-1:06:04 this is what meal time looks like for the horses at reba farm inn only moments before they're saddled up for a ride. kathleen donovan- owner, reba farm inn & saddle soarone of the biggest things especially in the winter is feeding. keeping their weight up. kathleen donovan and her husband ron make that a top priority when it comes to taking care of the horses.ron gore- owner, reba farm inn & saddle soargenerally i'd say
of hay gets fed everyday and 3 or 4 hundred pounds of grain everyday.the horses usually graze -- throughout the day. the farm is home to 73 horses of 26 different breeds-- many of them rescued. those who care for the horses say it's about knowing them individually and knowing how they react to different situations.ronald gore- owner, reba farm inn & saddle soar when you're using your horses the way we're using them you must know their body types, their caloric burn off possibility when you're using them.and know when there's something wrong.kathleen donovan- owner, reba farm inn & saddle soarwith the rubbing friction of the blanket, they can get sours. saddles if it's not sitting correctly or lopsided because maybe you didn't get all the dirt off their shoulders, it can create pressure points.also important is being able to pair them with the right rider.ronald gore- owner, reba farm inn & saddle soari already know the horses-- now i have to size up the group, whoever's riding and sometimes it's their body language just like i do with the horses.to make sure the rider and the horse are comfortable with each other. it's all a part of looking out for their well-being -- the very reason they were brought to the farm in the first place.
inn & saddle soarwhen we rescue them, we rescue them. we've taken a lot of horses that a lot of places wouldnt. we were their last hope and they're doing very well. in bedford, charlie cooper w- f-x-r news. there are 73 horses on the farm.the owners say they work in rotating shifts-- so each horse has a 1 or 2 day break in between tours.for more information on reba farm inn- head to our website virginia first dot com. coming up next-we're learning more about a man accused of a shooting rampage in michigan. what the suspect's neighbors are saying - now that he's locked up. plus-the donald--trumps the competition in south carolina- and clinton held off bernie sanders in nevada.details on which presidentail candidates have momentum as virginian's prepare to head to the polls next week.
police in michigan are trying to find out what caused a man to go on a deadly shooting spree kalamazoo county.this is the home of the suspect jason dalton-- being searched by police.police say dalton is an uber driver-- and was on duty when he drove around the area last night-- shooting at people outside of an apartment complex, a cracker barrel
dealership.a man and his eight-year-old son are two of the vicitms. dalton's neighbor says-- he would never expect something like this-- from the man he's lived next to for years. "he mainly stuck to himself. he played music all night long, listened to music. there's always banging but never a concern that anything like this would happen. just from living here for the last three years, i never seen any distress go on or any problems." dalton was picked up by police after a massive search. officials say he did not resist or put up a fight when he was arrested.. wfxr news is your local election headquarters.the road to the white house is a little less congested tonight.jeb bush is suspending his campaign for the republican nonimation..now- the remaining campaigns are just getting started.john roberts reports - now candidates are looking forward to super tuesday- just a week away. 0:11-0:21 0:30-0:36 0:36-0:43 1:03-1:07 1:11-1:16 with only seven people left in the race for the white house, candidates are going full speed ahead into a crucial week. that he can even spin technical difficulties to his advantage.trump says they didn't pay the electric bill. i like that much better// those lights are brutal. did
solid win in south carolina-- combined with the exit of jeb bush-- has marco rubio and ted cruz now jousting for position as the best alternative to trump.rubio says: donald's campaign has largely been about how bad things are. //but you can't just say you're going to make american great again, you have to explain how you're going to do it. //cruz says: donald trump has demonstrated that he has a high floor of support but he's also got a ceiling. meanwhile, the only governor left in the race -- all but sitting out this week's nevada caucus. john kasich is not making any campaign stops there -- focusing his efforts instead on crucial southern states. on the blue side of the aisle, hillary clinton is hoping she can harness the momentum from her win in nevada into a push through south carolina and super tuesday.clinton says: the fight goes on, the future that we want is within our grasp. but bernie sanders is showing no signs of slowing down, sanders says: "the wind is at our
that was john roberts reporting.the democrat ic primary in south carolina is next saturday.the republicans will have the nevada caucuses on tuesda.then a week later virginia voters cast ballots along with several other states on super tuesday march 1st. pause for stinger tonight in local good news- teams of families and friends laced up their bowling shoes and hit the lanes today.it was for the junior achievement of southwest virginia's oscars in the alley bowlathon. it's a bowling tournament that raises money for k through 12 classroom program materials. to buy teach students work readiness, entrepreneurship and finances. we're looking at even now in the next month or two, going out and doing 51 classes of a third grade program called our city and then we're doing with our eigth graders and seventh graders we're going to do what's called ja finance park and all of those require materials that are going into
commercial space flights!john. .overnight...mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers.areas of fog this evening. patchy fog. lows in the lower 40s.west winds around 10 mph with gusts up to 20 mph...becomingnorthwest. .monday...mostly cloudy. a slight chance of showers in the morning. patchy fog. much cooler. near steady temperature in thelower 40s. light and variable winds. chance of rain 20 percent. .monday night...cloudy with a 50 percent chance of light rain.lows in the upper 30s. light and variable winds. .tuesday...rain likely. near steady temperature in the upper 30s.light and variable
around 10 mph inthe afternoon. chance of rain 70 percent. .tuesday night...rain likely. near steady temperature in the upper 30s. northeast winds around 10 mph. chance of rain 70 percent..wednesday...rain. not as cool with highs in the upper 40s.chance of rain 80 percent..wednesday night...mostly cloudy. rain in the evening...then achance of rain showers after midnight. lows in the mid 30s.chance of rain 80 percent..thursday...a chance of rain showers in the morning. partlysunny. highs in the lower 40s. temperature falling into the upper30s in the afternoon. chance of rain 50 percent.
thanks john.we are getting closer to the age of space tourism.virgin galactic just rolled out a new version of its space ship 2 rocket.it's the first time the company is testing a flight since the 20-14 accident that killed one pilot.cassie carlisle was at the rocket's unveiling in mojave, california. 00-1024-2944-49120-125 "it's humbling to see how much time and effort it's taken.""to see it it's joy and very proud." "it's an honor to be a part of a program that's changing history."today the team that has been working on creating a new spaceship over the past year and a half had their celebration. "you walk through this hangar and everyone is so excited to be a part of it, everyone shares the same goal
happen, and see people get into space and see the world for what it is. as one planet there."the theme of today: hope for the future."together we open space to change the world for good."and for those who have bought the expensive 200 thousand dollar plus ticket-- "worth every single cent i tell you, it's been a fantastic journey now. even though we haven't gone yet, but now we've got the spaceship we're so excited and so ready to go." "meet spaceship two, it's name is unity and it means so much to sir richard branson, to the woman on the front that represents his mother to the eye that represents stephen hawking. who also spoke on unity.""we seem to cooperate as nations in space in a way we can only envy on earth."sir branson said this new space age only starts with spaceship two-- but opens up the opportunities to so much more "we'll be putting bigger rays and satellites into space which will connect three or four billion people many of them not connected will be able to be connected. and if you can get wifi and if you can get internet access it can help you get out of the poverty trap." "we are all time travelers, traveling together into the future, but let us make that future a place we want to visit."a future many hope to see this
nascar's biggest event happens at the beginning of the year. we are talking about the great american race....the daytona 500. and boy whata race. coming up we head down to florida for the sights and sounds of the race that came down to a matter of less than a second. stick and stay for that. but first. we had some state champions crowned over the weekend. congratualtions to the patrick henry girls swim team for winning the 5a title. and in wrestling........ ..christiansburg won the 3a
sets you up for a great start to the season. lets roll down to the daytona international speedway...you saw it go down right here on wfxr and fox! sprint cup series rookie chase elliot is the youngest pole sitter in daytona 500 history... dale earnhardt jr. looking to win his 3rd daytona 500 on the 15 year anniversary of his fathers fatal crash...19th lap...polesitter chase elliott and regan smith are involved in the first crash of the daytona 500... elliott has damage to the front end of his car from hitting the trioval grass.unfortunate turn of events for the rookie... 30 laps to go... matt kenseth in the lead...earnhardt jr. spins out coming out of the 4th turn... he would slide into the barrier... leading to the 5th caution flag of the day... earnhardt loses control of the 88 car as he tries to navitgate 'calamity corner'... 16 laps to go...danica patrick is bumped by biffle...patrick spins out into the grass... patrick and biffle drop from contention...final lap...denny hamlin makes the move outside then back inside for the lead
hamlin edges out martin truex jr for the victory...by one one hundreth of a second. denny hamlin wins the 2016 dayton 500 in dramatic fashion..its the close margin of victory in race history. here's the top ten hamilins the winner followed by martin truex junior, kyle busch, kevin harvick, carl edwards, joey logano, kyle larson, ragan smith, austin dillon, and kurt busch. our man on the dayton scene, john kutcho wraps up the todays race. 01-0515-1947-52denny hamlin agknowledged afterward here at daytona tha when he was in the second grade at just 7 years old that he wrote down on a piece of paper that he wanted to win the daytona 500. how ever he couldn't imagine what could have unfolded here on the last lap today. it is the pinocle of my career. for sure. i havent got a championship yet. so obviously this is the biggest win for myself. and it is just the circumstances. you know jd gibbs who found me about 12-13 years ago. it is his birthday today. he has been so pivotable to myself and my team and supporting me for the last 11 years. i felt like i had enough momentum to keep him behinde me and i did all the way up till the end. you know that last couple of feet. and he just shot out tha last couple of incjhes on me right before the line. now with the big show behinde them hamlin
guys hunker down for the bulk of their season beginning next weekend in atlanta. at daytona international speedway, i'm john kucko. thanks john...coming up we go from the race track to hardwood as both virginia and virginia tech were action looking to improve their acc stading. highlights are coming up on
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the regular season is winding down for the virginia tech women's basketball team. 3 games are left including today's trip
to south beach to take on the 18th ranked miami hurricanes. the bankunited center to withdrawl highlights.....the women of tech trailing by 4 with 40 second left in the game. play for kay game.sidney cook nails
one.tens seconds to go. tech down 2. chinette hicks take the rocks and she drives through for some sunday night banking to tie the game up and send it to over time. cook lead tech with 17 points. hicks set virginia tech's single season acc record for steals. the hurricanes would turn it on in overtime to beat the hokies 67-56. tech as lost 9 of their last 10 games. to charlottesville, uva hosting clemson....the tigers are winless in acc play.uva mikayla vinson scores.uva mikayla vinson triple...two away from setting the program season record for 3 pointers. uva money jones scores...... faith randolph would get a double double 13 points and 13 rebouns. the cavaliers go
ferrell's follies is in the house.domino effect fall...first kentucky's isaihs brisco falls the n tennesse iman moore and finally shembarick phillips...epic fail.mmmmmmm bacon all you need is lettuce and tomato for a b-l-tclippers and spurs...the lights went out........clippers owner steve balmer wondering if he paid the light bill.animal kingdomfianlly bubble hockey...becky know about this. and when you come face to face you have a slippery colission on the hard water.
week. what's all this nonsense about balls? pink balls, blue, yellow, red. it's hard to keep the whole thing straight. and all these so-called deals? well, they come with a lot of deal breakers. like when you leave the city the signal goes weak. u.s. cellular built a network to give you a stronger signal where the other guys don't. and as for deals? how's $300 back for every line you switch? $300! no ball nonsense. get $300 per line and a stronger signal,
a zoo in boston just welcomed this cute little girl into their family.she's a nigerian dwarf goat- named "chewbacca". she was born to leia and lucky and weighs just four pounds. the zoo says chewbacca is bright, alert and active. according to the zoo's website, nigerian dwarf goats are noted for their wide range of color patterns and easy-going nature.they can be found all over the world, in
what's all this nonsense about balls? pink balls, blue, yellow, red. it's hard to keep the whole thing straight. and all these so-called deals? well, they come with a lot of deal breakers. like when you leave the city the signal goes weak. u.s. cellular built a network to give you a stronger signal where the other guys don't. and as for deals? how's $300 back for every line you switch? $300! no ball nonsense. get $300 per line and a stronger signal, in the middle of anywhere. am i moving your stuff to my place all alone, or are you gonna help me? i'm helping. i'm packing memories.
than i was in high school? do you know that none of your glasses actually match? i don't even know how a person does that. hey, same haircut, you ask? same barber, i say. well, i have plenty of glassware at my place, so we'll just donate this stuff to goodwill. whoa, hang on. you realize some of those are collectables. really? and which is the higher ticket item-- bam-bam or mayor mccheese? mccheese, of course. i think that one's still good for one free refill. all right, we'll keep this one and the sammy sosa travel mug. and my cereal bowl. holds the perfect serving size. plus, you can wash a baby in it. don't worry, i already packed your cereal bowl. now, what are we gonna do with your tv? well, you don't have a tv in your bedroom. nah, i don't really like having a tv in the bedroom. you know who says that? people who have never had a tv in their bedroom.
fine, but while you're reading or talking, what am i supposed to do? i don't know. digging through your belly button seems to take up a lot of your time. so, the only place to watch tv will be downstairs in the lobby? in my house, we call that the living room. yeah, but your mom and your sister are down there, so i'll have to put on pants. if i'm gonna put on pants, i might as well go to the movies. all right, you can put the tv in the bedroom. thanks. if i ever walk in wearing a sexy nightie and you give me one of these, i'm snapping that finger off and any other body part that looks like it. that means i can screw up 11 times. for the first time in my life