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police about her contact with older men on social media. we sit down with her to hear her story. first >> reporter: chilling details about the murder of 13-year-old nicole lovell, her family filing into the courtroom wearing blue clothes and ribbons. virginia tech students natalie keepers and david eisenhower planned the murder for weeks scouting out locations and even buying tools. when police showed up to talk to keepers, she tried to warn eisenhower texting him police. it was then she told fbi investigators eisenhower killed nicole reportedly sang the two drove with the body in the car to walmart where they bought supplies cleanup the crime telling authorities where to
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she said she was excited to be part of something secretive and special. it has been nearly 2 weeks since nicole went missing. investigators tracked the last messages from her phone to eisenhower. he said he left and went to a close friend storm. that close friend, natalie keepers seen here in video posted on youtube in 2014. keepers father, and aerospace engineer, broke down in tears. her family stunned. >> noreen: now to the friend raising new concerns about what people knew about the teenagers online encounters and when. melissa has the story. >> reporter: carry cook so she knew nicole for about eight years and spoke highly of her kindness. >> last year, we went on a school field trip and i forgot my money in my locker and she had money and bought me food and drink for she bought her food. >> reporter: both students at
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carrie said she saw the transformation when nicole started talking to boys. >> facebook is pretty much where she talk to guys, but in school she really didn't talk to the guys. >> reporter: she said something didn't quite feel right. >> i removed this one guy looked older than 18. they were dating and they were posting screenshots of how they were cute couple and how they were great together. >> reporter: how recently was this? >> a little before winter break. >> reporter: i asked what he looked like. >> i think he sort of had a beard. it was growing. he did look over the age of 18. >> so it wasn't david? >> it wasn't david. >> reporter: she said the age difference was a red flag. >> he just looked to old. >> reporter: she said she took her concerns to officials.
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told the police officer they are. >> reporter: she said she was told it would be looked into and about a month later the call went missing. >> i didn't believe it. i thought it was just a rumor and she missed school. >> reporter: she said she was haunted by the screen shot she had seen of nicole with the older man. >> noreen: the blacksburg police department released a statement on their facebook page they never received a tip from a student.they said the school resource officer had no information concerning the call in relation to her disappearance. not a student or even nicole herself reached out to him about anything that will cause concern.he would have acted on it through the appropriate channels, he said. you can read the full statement in its entirety on our website, wset.com. we did reach out to blacksburg
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sent a statement. it reads in part, all of the staff members including officer haney are informed and trained on how to handle concerns regarding the use of cell phones or social media for inappropriate activity. officer haney is a vital part of the bms community and has our full confidence. new this noon, danville police said the reward has jump to $30,000 for information in monday night shooting of a doctor and his neighbor. someone shot doctor randolph neal while he was walking home from work monday night and then shot the neighbor who came out to see what was happening. drmc is increasing security to escort staff to and from their cars and they are hosting a walk tonight to come up with solutions to violence in the city. >> because we do care about the health of the community. it is more productive to walk and talk. the opportunity is to use this as a chance to share with others who may have concerns
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noreen: the walk will begin at 6:00 in front of the hospital. doctor neal is recovering from surgery at a winston-salem hospital and the neighbor was treated and released. also new at noon, soldiers from lynchburg national guard battalion have been called to active duty overseas. as we speak, members of the team from the first battalion, also known as task force read dragging, our meeting with the media. we are doing interviews right now. they will begin serving may 13 and will replace the winchester based group known as task force normandy, contacting task force operations in qutar. happy friday to you. you have made it to the end of the work week with the clouds we saw early this morning are long gone. i want to take you out to visible satellite. you notice the darkness across the heart of virginia. that equal sunshine.
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wall-to-wall sunshine. temperatures in the 30s and 40s. 39 in lynchburg. 43 in danville. 39 in roanoke. 42 in brookneal. still 27 in hot springs. it is cool and definitely breezy. look at your sustained wind speeds of the northwest at 40 miles an hour in lynchburg. over 20 miles per hour in roanoke. it will be sunny and beautiful, but breezy and brisk. high today, 47 in lynchburg. 49 in danville. 46 in roanoke. 41 in blacksburg. your weekend forecast coming up. mixed news from today's unimportant report. the country's unemployment rate dropped to 2008, 4.9 percent. hiring is also slowing down. the u.s. economy added 151,000 jobs in january. economists surveyed by cnn projected the economy would create 197,000. the 151,000 is down from december and the four week
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unemployment has increased since october meaning more people are out of work. just into our newsroom, genworth officials have confirmed for us they are laying off 200 people. genworth announced that as part of restructuring they will no longer sell traditional life insurance and fixed annuity products. in a letter to customers, genworth ceo said they are focusing their sales efforts to develop solutions that meet the financial challenges of aging, including individual and group long-term care insurance. we are working right now to get more details and we will keep you updated. mortgage rates fell for the fifth straight week amid volatility in rural financial markets. freddie mac says the average rate on a 30 year fixed-rate mortgage slid 3.72 percent down from 3.79 last week. its lowest rate since 3.68 percent in april of last year. as the price of commodities,
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investors sought refuge in the u.s. pushing down long-term u.s. rates. rescue crews on the scene of a crane collapse in manhattan.
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several injured. award-winning coverage of lynchburg, danville, bedford, roanoke, and the new river valley. >> noreen: at least one-person dead after a massive crane collapsed in lower manhattan this morning. three others seriously injured. mayor bill de blasio said theblasio said the crane was being lowered as a
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of wind. the crain's boom landed across ropes. the person killed was sitting in a parked car. he says when speeds were around 20 miles an hour when the crews arrived, so the decision was made to secure the crane. they were directing people away moved. a standoff in florida with a wanted missouri couple ended in a shoot out overnight. [gun shots] >> noreen: the u.s. marshals service says blake fitzgerald and brittany harper were shot in santa rosa county florida after a high-speed chase early this morning.the two suspected in a crime spree spending at least four states. fitzgerald and harper were wanted on kidnapping and armed robbery charges. fitzgerald was shot and killed during the confrontation.
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lynchburg attorney mark zeek announced he is running for the 22nd district. he said his campaign hinges on garrett winning that seat. it will be his second run for a seat in the state senate. the top two democrats went face-to-face for the last time before the new hampshire primary. the candidates were clashing overcharges of not standing up to wall street. hillary clinton dodged the question about releasing the transcripts of her paid speeches to banks and big corporations. she showed her muscle on foreign-policy. sanders refused to go after clinton for her email controversy and instead going after her controversy over the establishment. >> i think it's time to end the artful smear that you and your campaign have been carrying out. republicans are up next to their final debate is a saturday night on abc.
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southwest salad with buttermilk crispy chicken. in two minutes, find out if a big macs may be better for you. it will be sunny and
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i forecast you can count on from abc 13 weather experts. good friday. i hope you're having a great day.it is breezy out there. there's a live you from our lynchburg tower cam overlooking liberty university. you can see the tower cam shaking. we are seeing sustained winds up to 20 miles per hour. we could see gusts up to 30 miles per hour for the day.
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doppler radar, we are looking clear. temperatures still in the 30s and 40s.39 in lynchburg. 39 in roanoke. 38 in martinsville. already 43 in danville. we're going to make it into the 40s for the afternoon, so right about where we should be this time of year. as we head throughout friday, saturday, and sunday, we have lots of sunshine in store all things to high pressure. it will begin to build in from the southwest and that means pretty much across the southeast into the mid-atlantic and even parts of the northeast. it's going to be quiet for the weekend. we're looking at sunny and breezy today. saturday into sunday, still sunny and warmer. we will be in the 50s as we head into sunday and the end of the weekend. let's take a quick check of your high temperatures today. 47 in lynchburg. 49 in appomattox. near 50 in south boston. 46 in roanoke. 41 in the new river valley. you want to dress in layers.
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it will feel cold with the northwesterly wind up to 25 miles per hour. if you're out later tonight, you're still going to need the jacket as temperatures drop into the 20s across the board. mostly clear and cold with light wind. as we get a check of the weekend forecast, picture-perfect out there. get outside and enjoy it. right about where we should be this time of year. the average is 47. we are going to wake up to temperatures saturday and sunday morning into the 20s. it is going to be a cold morning, but we will see a cool afternoon with a high of 49 saturday. looking of a high of 52 sunday. i told you yesterday we were going to have cold air come into the eastern half of the country. we are going to see the jetstream take a big dip. it divides the cold air and warmer air.temperatures 15 to 20 degrees above average for the west and east coast 10 to 20 below. we're looking at snow as we
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here's what we are tracking. monday night into tuesday, snow will be probable. is not going to be widespread. most totals about a half inch to a couple inches. wednesday, we could see light worried and a little light snow. again, it's not going to be a huge winter storm. just a reminder we're still in february. what is the big story to take away?you want to enjoy the weekend. upper 40s into the lower 50s. take a look at high temperatures. once we get through the chance for snow tuesday, highs of 39 tuesday and only 33 wednesday. the cold air is going to hang around. noreen, back to you. mcdonald's latest salad has more calories, fat, and salt than a big back. the premium southwest salad with buttermilk crispy chicken starts with a nutritious base of baby spinach and kale, but once the fast food giant piles on the chicken, cheese, tortilla strips, black beans, corn, and dressing, it comes in at a whopping 710 calories, 43 grams of fat, and 1330 milligrams of salt. a big mac turns out to be a
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calories, 28 grams of fat and 970 milligrams of salt. don't let the salad for you. still to come, avoiding an audit.
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you think doing your taxes is sociates danville-lynchburg and heritage funeral service and crematory tax time is here. most of you file and then you're done unless you are one of the millions of taxpayers who receive an audit notice. how does the irs collect returns to audit? stacy johnson has a few ideas. >> stacy: it is that time of year when uncle sam wants you,
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form of income taxes. when way to get it is tax audits. for obvious reasons, the irs is never going to tell us how they flag a return for audit, but there are some things you can look for. here are some red flags. example, wrong prepare. if the irs believes your account it is claiming fake deductions, they can audit all of their clients. >> if anybody comes up and says they can guarantee are going to get a refund, that is impossible.>> stacy: red flag number two, calling something a business and deducting losses when it is actually a hobby and not eligible for deductions. sooner or later, you have to make money. >> the irs might consider that to be a hobby. >> stacy: a few years ago the wall street journal said filers who use schedule c to write off business expenses are more likely to be audited the those who incorporate. another potential red flag,
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charitable contributions that are large. if you are in a gray area, make sure you have everything documented. i have more audit triggers you should watch more right here at moneytalksnews.com.just do a search for tax 2016. for money talks news, i'm stacy johnson. want to pay less taxes next april? check out my new course mastering your taxes. learn more at moneytalksnews.com. hello. i'm mark heiman. i don't know if connecticut is the worst state when it comes to eminent domain. the most notorious seizure was kealo versus new london. the supreme court agreed london
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homes of suzette kealo and her neighbors. the plan was for a giant pharmaceutical company to build an office complex. city officials expected to get more tax revenue. in the end, everyone lost. after the homes were bulldozed, the drug company walked away. what was once a vibrant neighborhood is now littered with trash and debris. a year ago, connecticut transportation department seized the licenses of four bus companies that operate between new britain and hartford. why?because they were competition for a controversial state owned bus service that was about to launch. now this. about an hour's drive from the state capital, westhaven bureaucrats want to condemn a residential neighborhood. officials want the homes knocked down to make way for a shopping mall. the project will include about 100 stores -and-a-half dozen restaurants. city officials expect to get more tax revenues from
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a japanese volcano erupted today and an environmental group said they are concerned about its effects. this is the current volcano located in japan. it spewed cinders that reached 1800 meters away. pretty impressive to look at. officials have banned people from entering that area.isn't that amazing? >> melissa: i bet it's warm there. >> noreen: i'm glad to see on tv. >> melissa: is going to be beautiful this weekend. i hope everybody gets outside and enjoys the temperatures, upper 40s and lower 50s through
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