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like this beforea devastating storm sweeps the area.tonight thousands are in the dark and trying to recover from storm. alsoteen dating violence.sot: it's hard to be a teenager now a days."the startling statistics and what one local school is doing to prevent it. andhilary clinton.sot: i'm running for president to stand upwe know the name.. but what does she really stand for?does she have what it takes to be
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dozens of homes damaged at this hour- after a devestating storm moved through parts of our area.and all of this devestation centered around the evergreen area in appomattox county. we have live team coverage of the powerful storm that swept through our area this afternoon. chief meteorologist john carroll is live in the pinpoint weather center-- to break down how this storm played out.but first let's get out to wfxr's solina lewis she's live in evergreen- that got hit by the brunt of this storm. solina? live shot showing damage-45 homes damaged or destroyed.-7 people are hurt, and emergency
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missing person at this hour. let's take a look at some of that video from earlier today to show you some more of that damage ...the video you see now is a mobile home that was destoryed by the storm.you can see emergency crews on scene- and you can also see there isn't much left to that building.neighbors say- they're just hoping the people
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thanks johnlive team coverage with w-f-x-r's bill wadell. f-x-r's bill coverage with w- live team we continue our thanks johnwe continue our live team coverage with w- f-x-r's bill wadell.bill - you spoke with people who survived this with people who bill - you spoke wadell.f-x-r's bill
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continue our thanks john thanks johnwe continue our live team coverage with w- f-x-r's bill wadell.bill - you spoke with people who survived this storm - what are they saying? travell and becky,a lot of these people very shaken up - but they tell us they feel very lucky.some heard the warnings on tv, others got alerts on their phones - many figured it just be a strong storm --- but nothing that would destroy homes. here's what it looked like - when we got here before sunset. dozens of homes along route 460 - damaged. some had parts of the roof missing, others had walls ripped away. there's a lot of utility poles and power lines down across the area.as rescue crews from throughout the region raced to the scene - we saw neighbors
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families search through their damaged homes.one woman told me - she ran outside and held onto a big tree in a ditch - as the storm blew away her mobile home. "things were hitting me in my back. i felt a tree or limb hit me in my head. i guess it was it may have been part of the house. i didn't see it till i was holding on for dear life." "i could see the dirt and debris just circling and funneling and i knew wen i saw the debris flying that it was over." i put her in the bathroom in the shower and i went in there on the floor in be shower. by the time i got in the bathroom it just come up on the house. as you can see- those people just
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there are a number of homes and businesses still in the dark after the storm rolled through.this is a live look at the outage map on a-e-p's website.you can see hundreds of people are still without power at this hour-
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county- and more than 700 in patrick county- and nearly 700 in henry county.we will keep you updated tomorrow morning on good day virginia. around the commonwealth- today's storm killed three people including a 2-year-old boy.investigators say the baby and two men were tossed from thier mobile home just before 3 oclock this afternoon in the town of waverly-- near richmond.their mobile home was destroyed in the storm. all three were found about 300 yards from the home. desmond gardner/witness: it is tragic man i never seen nothing like this before i lost a good friend in the storm and my prayers go out to their family.the bodies were taken to the medical examiner's office in norfolk for positive identification.4 other buildings in waverly were destroyed. and we're not the only ones hit by this devestating storm.look at this video out of north carolina in charlotte. the storm bringing heavy rain and high winds ---
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lines. and leaving thousands without power. tornadoes across the south claiming the lives of at least three people - one confirmed death in mississippi and two in louisiana and injuring dozens more. if you have any pictures of damage from your area- send them to pics at virginia first dot com.and of course- be safe while getting them.as we hear more informaiton about the storm- we will have updates on air- and online at virginia first dot com. in other news tonight.an update to a homicide investigation in roanoke. police have identified the man who was found dead inside of his home yesterday afternoon-- in the 500 block of westwood road north-west. police are still investigating martavious ra'shad cook's cause of death.no arrests have been made. but the investigation is on-going. in pittsylvania county- a former jail employee has been indicted for having a sexual relationship with a jail inmate. 49-year-old sharon mckensie is facing 3 feloniy charges.investigators say she worked in the pittsylvania
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was arrested last week and released on bond.her next court appearence is set for march 3rd. in botetourt county-the group pushing to stop two historic slave dwellings from being relocated-- say they are planning another protest at the site tomorrow morning.a representative from the friends of greenfield preston plantation group says the county's actions -- during the past few days prompted the protest. the group made a proposal to the county--- that would allow the buildings to stay at their original location. one of the buildings was relocated earlier this week, the second slave dwelling is scheduled to be moved tomorrow. "as you know, liberty university do we love liberty university ? ... with us from the beginning and i wanna thank jerry and his family, it's been amazing. we won the evangelicals. we won with young, we won with old, we won with highly educated, we won with poorly educated, i love
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news is your local election headquarters.and last night - donald trump took nevada for the republicans. in his speech as you just heard- he credited liberty university in lynchburg.as part of his campaign ahead of super tuesday- trump is heading to radford university this monday. the nevada win gave trump three straight wins in the race for the gop nomination. the race moves on to next week's super tuesday contests- where a dozen states including virginia - will hold presidential primaries. and on the democratic side- hillary clinton was the clear winner there.coming up at 10:30- she's the topic of tonight's candidate profile. and tune in to wfxr news- your local election headquarters- this sunday at 7 for a presidential primary special. we want to make sure you're prepared to cast your vote come super tuesday. during black history month we
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blacks in america.but african- american contributions to the roanoke valley often go untold. there is a group leading the charge to make sure the roanoke's black history is persevered and presented to the masses.tunr to 1 shottonight we go inside of the harrison museum to learn more about the achievements and struggles of roanoke's black residents during the 18-hundreds. 32-43 it's roanoke history, hanging on a wall.the exhibits inside the harrison museum - ---tells the story of black men and women who helped build up their community during the most difficult times.the black history museum was founded in 1985 and depends on the help of volunteers to operate. its always been about people who volunteer who understood it was important to maintain historycharles price is one of about 100 volunteers who give their time to make sure roanoke's black history is on display and preserved. its not a job its a responsibility to help bring forth history.in the late 18-hundreds-- roanoke's black community was made up of professionals and medical pioneers who worked to improve the standard of living in the historically black gainsboro community. it was doctors and educators--- roanoke at one time was the largest area west of richmond thus it had a large group of professional people.this display highlights the name of the men who became the first and only african-american life saving crew in the nation.the
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city to help prevent accidents, teach safety, give first-aid training to the african american community. at the time that it started the individuals were doing it out of necessity. did they know it was the first one of color in the state of va as well as the nation?roanoke's black resident's depended on the life saving crew-- because blacks were not allowed in white hospitals.black patients were treated inside private homes.but the black community became feed up with lack of access to medical care--after pioneering, black, dr. issac david burrell was turned away from the hospital for whites. dr burrel had gallstones and was denied treatment at the local hospital and and to be transferred to dc for treatment but passed away.his death lead to the creation of the burrell memorial hospital in 1915--it was named in his honor.the black community finally had a hospital of it's own.the building is now a historical landmark and home to blue ridge behavioral health.price says-- the information found on these walls is a window into the past-- a widow to allow african american youth to see what's possible in the future you want to see that the youth today has the opportunity to do the things they dream of. 450 to be able to have aspect of your own history that's part of your dna makes a
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the harrison museum is located in the center of the square in downtown roanoke.the exhibits the cover the entire african- american experience from slavery to black music icons. they curators say-- they only have touch the surface of roanoke's black history. but often times they don't have funding to dig deeper because they rely on donations and some grants to operate. coming up- it's teen dating week.what an area organization is doing- to make sure kids
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overnight...mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain showers. lows in the lower 30s. west winds 15 to 20 mph. gusts upto 35 mph...increasing to 45 mph..thursday...a chance of snow showers in the morning. cloudy witha chance of rain showers. snow accumulation up to 1 inch possible. breezy and much cooler with highs in the upper 30s.west winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 45 mph. chance ofprecipitation 50 percent..thursday night...mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of snow showers. snow accumulation around an inch possible. lows in thelower 20s. northwest winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 40 mph.wind chill values as low as 10 above. .friday...partly sunny with a 50 percent chance of snow
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additional snow accumulation. highs in the mid 30s.northwest winds 15 to 20 mph. gusts up to 40 mph...decreasing to30 mph in the afternoon. wind chill values as low as 8 above inthe morning..friday night...mostly cloudy. a slight chance of snow showers inthe evening. lows in the lower 20s. northwest winds 10 to 15 mphwith gusts up to 25 mph. chance of snow 20 percent. .saturday...mostly sunny. highs in the lower 40s. .saturday night and sunday...mostly clear. lows around 30. highsin the upper 40s..sunday night...mostly
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february is teen dating violence awareness month. according to the c-d-c and the department of justice, 1 in 3 teens experience some kind of abuse in relationships. wfxr's sophia borrelli shows us what one high school is doing to combat the problem and educate students.
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1:011:18 - 1:27 nats of event it's a problem teens face every day...unhealthy relationships can take a toll physically, mentally, and emotionally. high school senior kelcie lowe says she hasn't experienced it but knows it's an issue at the school. kelcie lowe/senior: "i'm sure there are students i have walked the halls with every day that go through it." and relationships aren't always romantic. linda johnson/new river valley women's resource center: "unhealthy relationships aren't just in dating situations, or marriages, healthy relationships apply to any relationship you have whether it's with your family, whether it's were you work, so what ever it is."nat of wheel spinningstudents learned about healthy relationships by spinning the wheel of trust and winning prizes with the help of carilion and the new river valley women's resource center.kelcie lowe/senior: everyone talks at lunch, everyone hangs out with their friends at lunch. i think when you use this as a starter, it just gets people talking." standup: "students at narrows high school signed a stop dating violence pledge and they also received this card to remind them that they pledge not to physically, mentally, or verbally abuse their boyfriend or girlfriend." kelcie lowe/senior: "you know, they may just think that's normal, like that's how this people loves me, that's how we talk, that's how we act, when it's not. that's not how it should be."students say social media can contribute to an unhealthy relationship. carrie orey/senior: " there's so many apps and social media websites that people can use to get in danger and harm other people, and it's hard to be a teenager now a days." students like kelcie say this week is a good
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realtionships.. reporting in giles county, sophia borrelli wfxr news. and tomorrow on good day virginia, we talk to professionals about teenage dating and how parents can help their kids enter healthy relationships. college brew.virginia tech has set up a brewery on campus. details on what they plan to
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getting into the beer brewing business.but it's not clear if the beer will be available for public consumption.w-f-x-r's charlie cooper found out the school is adding the class to it's food science department to give students hands on experience in an industry that's booming in the
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in addition to the undergraduate malting and brewing courses available at tech,the department will soon be offering extension courses to regional beer producers, suppliers and other people interested in learning more about brewing. coming up-who is hillary clinton?next- we'll show you how the democratic presidential candidate is
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country can't reach it's potential... unless we all do. together. a stronger country. we are your local election headquarters.as we count down to super tuesday - we're taking a closer look - at each presidential hopeful.tonight we profile hilary clinton.she could be the first female president in our county's history. but - she faces major challenges - including concerns over the way she sent important emails - and her trustworthiness in the eyes of voters. w-f-x-r's bill wadell takes a closer at clinton's experience. hillary clinton "it is a campaign to break down every barrier that holds you back. we're going to build ladders of opportunity in their place so every american can go as far as your hard work can take you."hillary clinton already knows her way around the whitehouse. the former first lady to bill clinton - is making her second bid for the presidency. the 68-year-old grandmother - has served as senator of new york - and worked as lawyer and professor. the yale law graduate - was an attorney on the congressional committe that investigated president
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reform campaign finance rules - and set goals for solar and wind power - to protect the environment. hillary calls for a criminal justice overhaul - more body cameras - and fewer private prisons.a vocal advocate against gun violence - clinton promises to beef up background checks.on healthcare - clinton says she'll advance the affordable care act - and push for paid family and medical leave. hillary also says she'll fight for full federal equality for minorities and l-g-b-t americans. hillary clinton "this kind of discimination goes against everything we stand for in this country. i'm running for president to stand up."bill wadell, wfxr news. hillary clinton plans to open a campaign office here in roanoke this friday- ahead of super tuesday. coming up-taking a freezing dip- all for a good cause.how you can get involved in the polar plunge next! next!polar plunge involved in the cause.all for a good freezing dip- coming up- tuesday.this friday- here in roanoke campaign office
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clinton plans to open a campaign office here in roanoke this friday- ahead of super tuesday. coming up-taking a freezing dip- all for a good cause.how you can get involved in the polar plunge next!
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a 50 percent chance of rain showers. lows in the lower 30s. west winds 15 to 20 mph. gusts upto 35 mph...increasing to 45 mph..thursday...a chance of snow showers in the morning. cloudy witha chance of rain showers. snow accumulation up to 1 inch possible. breezy and much cooler with highs in the upper 30s.west winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 45 mph. chance ofprecipitation 50 percent..thursday night...mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of snow showers. snow accumulation around an inch possible. lows
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winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 40 mph.wind chill values as low as 10 above. .friday...partly sunny with a 50 percent chance of snow showers.little or no additional snow accumulation. highs in the mid 30s.northwest winds 15 to 20 mph. gusts up to 40 mph...decreasing to30 mph in the afternoon. wind chill values as low as 8 above inthe morning..friday night...mostly cloudy. a slight chance of snow showers inthe evening. lows in the lower 20s. northwest winds 10 to 15 mphwith gusts up to 25 mph. chance of snow 20 percent. .saturday...mostly sunny. highs in the lower 40s. .saturday night and sunday...mostly clear. lows around 30. highsin the upper 40s..sunday night...mostly
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this weekend people will be braving the waters at radford's bisset park for this year's polar plunge fundraiser. hosted by radford university and the radford police department it's an event where people will dive into a cold body of water to raise money for athletes part of special olympics virginia. we have hundreds of athletes that just finished competing at a massive basketball tournament at cassell coliseum. they're in the middle of their basketball season and we've had a lot of people see them play in practice and then sign up to plunge because they know the funds they raise do support them.the goal is to raise 60 thousand dollars. 40 thousand dollars has already been raised. for details on how you can participate- head to our website- virginia first dot com confrerence tournament play is
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archer checks in with the roanoke college men's basketball team and how they are preparing for the odac tournament...this and more coming up in sports ...stick
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i'm hillary clinton and i approve this message. her life's work has been about breaking barriers. and so would her presidency. which is why, for every american who's not being paid what they're worth... who's held back by student debt or a system tilted against them- and there are far too many of you- she understands that our country can't reach it's potential... unless we all do. together.
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men's basketball tournament is the deepest field in years... and as jeff archer shows us, the roanoke college maroons
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title that has alluded them since the year 2000... :11-:16:18-:23:29-:34:39-:44 :49-:54to win the odac tournament a team will have to win 3 games over the span of 3 days... the roanoke college maroons believe this is actually an advantage for them ...page moir: "i think our use of depth. the ability we have on the bench to bring guys in and out and really don't lose a lot favors us in a 3 game weekend."seth bradley: "we think that's an advantage. three games in three days is tough on anybody no matter what style of play you're playing. hopefully we come out and hit our shots and continue to play defense like we have and we'll be able to keep on winning."jeff archer: "it has been a long time since roanoke college last won a title, 16 years to be exact. so this year's team is hungry to win a championship for their school, their coach and themselves." carter wright: "it would mean a lot for coach moir to win one the final year in bast. put one up right before the kreger center and it would just be great to win one in front of roanoke at the civic center."john caldwell: "it would jsut be great for the town, the school, coach moir and send our 3 seniors out right with a big finish."but
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tournament field this conference has seen in quite some time...page moir: "this is the most balanced year we've ever had in the odac from top to bottom. i'm not using that as a cliche. it's anybody's tournament. but we feel like we've got as good of a chance as anybody and we're ready to fight for it."come friday, the maroons will get that chance... prefiewing the odac tournament, jeff archer wfxr sports coming up, the radford women's basketball team has dealt with so many major injuries. jermaine ferrell checks in on how the team is
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of adversity the radford highlanders womens basketball team is a battle tested group... jermainne ferrell reports that even in the face of adversity the highlanders have continued to fight 01-0520-2534-3847-51when you look at the radford highlanders women's hoop squad......they are winners on the court. not beacuse of their winning record overall and in the big south conference....but dealing with tough injuries on the court. 4 players have gone down this season to acl inkuries....inclu ding recently senior guard aisha foy. we have a group of young ladiess right now that is very resiliant. they don't make any excuses about our situation about not being full strength. they are willing to
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better as the season has gone on. it is no secret that the injury bug has been a big problem for the radford highlanders women's basketball team. but through those injuries, they have hung together and played hard and they are trying to make a run through the season. i know that highlanders speak of having a lot of heart. and the dignity with the name that is on the front of the jersey and playing through any adversity when we are on the court of outside of the court. you need to continue to play hard and have a good work ethic.strong words and a philosophy that's helping the highlanders get through the season.....report ing from radford..jermaine ferrell, wfxr sports the highlanders have two games left in the regular season. before the big south tourney gets underway...
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presbyterian, and then on march 5th they travel to campbell. from highlander hoops to lacrosse...it is the inaguaral season of the radford womens lacrosse team as they play virginia tech for the very first time of im sure many, many to come1. this one was never in doubt for the hokies...we pick up action in the second half...molly soule off the tara freehan assist..11-0 tech2. you have to applaud radford's effort though..playing until the final buzzer...avery reding puts the highlanders on the board here3. and then its tech's gracee hendrix... one of her three goals on the day...she sticks the landing ... as the hokies get the 17-2 win improving to 5-2 on the
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(horn honking) all right, good. good. well done. thank you. what are you doing? driving. both hands-- ten and two. twelve. what? no, no, like a clock. 10:00 and 2:00. i have no idea what you're talking about. put your left hand on the wheel. fine. you got to like that he can add ten and two. yeah. and he did it in his head. (music plays on radio) hey, hey, hey, hey. concentrate on the road. (turns off radio) what? you listen to the radio while you drive. i'm an experienced driver. you drive like an old woman. an experienced old woman. my point is never take your eyes off the road. hey, don't distract the kid. he can barely crap and read at the same time. i can too! don't look at me! look at the road! don't yell at him! jake, look out! look out! (horn blaring) will you guys just let me drive? fine, fine.

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