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students in the city of danville still haven't gone back to school. the superintendent explains why. plus... people in the nations capital continue to feel the burden of the winter weather. why their wallets are now being impacted. keith creagh/departm ent of environmental quality - "there is no excuse, flint residents deserve safe high quality drinking water" and... the crisis continues in flint michigan as the city's water remains unsafe to drink. steps the government is taking in an attempt to help fix the issue. good evening and thanks for joining us for wsls 10 at 5:30. i'm dawn jefferies. and i'm john carlin. danville city schools' superintendent says the decision to close school for the fourth straight day today because of the snow was the right decision. he says the school is working with public works to get the roads to the point where the school district feels the roads are safe...and until then he says having the students out on the roads just isn't a smart idea. wsls 10's colter anstaett spoke to both the superintendent and the danville public works
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driving around danville, you may think that the roads are clear enough to make them safe for students to be out and about on, and for the most part they are, but several streets are hilly and narrow to the point where even a small amount of snow or ice makes driving on the roads unsafe, and that is what superintendent stanley jones is concerned about. stanley jones/danville superintendent - "we don't ever want to put one student at risk." jones says school district employees drive around multiple times a day to check on the road conditions and if there are any trouble spots they notify the public works department. rick drazenovich/pub lic works director - "there's some streets that they've given us today that they feel are a little narrow where the berm was and could possibly ice up overnight." public works director rick drazenovich says his employees are responding as fast as they can, but there's only so much they can do in one day. "the streets are just beginning to get into good, travelable condition on all of the back roads." refreezing is the biggest challenge now. the sun may melt the snow during the day and get the road clear, but overnight the melted snow freezes into ice and makes the roads dangerous to drive on,
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"we do have some areas that are hilly, where there's very little sun, where the roads are narrow, and it can take that for us to close." after inspecting the roads this afternoon though, the school district has decided that school will start on a two hour delay tomorrow. in danville, colter anstaett, wsls 10. some danville students spent today doing something fun. today doing something fun. it was "fun day" at the coates recreation center. nearly two dozen kids took part. the parks and rec department held fun day every day this week to give parents a place to send their kids for the day while school is closed. brittney harrison/out of school time program coord. - "we do different activities, physical activities, healthy eating, crafts. they do free play, organized games, until it's time to go home." to sign up for future fun days.... head over to our website... wsls.com. while people in our area continue to full the burden of last weeks snowstorm... people who live in the nations
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washington d-c has issued more than a million dollars in parking tickets to those who didn't move their cars ahead of the snowstorm. the city has towed more than six-hundred cars from city streets. tickets run 250- dollars... and tow charges are another hundred. the city also charges a daily fee of 25-dollars until the car is picked up. these fines come despite the mayors warning... who told people before the snow came... to get their cars off snow emergency routes. meanwhile back in our area... the snow is melting thanks to some warm temperatures and some sunshine. for more on what we can expect to see tonight... let's check in with storm team ten meteorologist jonathan kegges. jonathan... tonight: partly to mainly cloudy with lows in the lower 20s thursday: sun & clouds with highs in the middle 40s friday: sun & clouds with highs in the middle 40s.overnight flurries possible saturday: early morning
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afternoon with highs in the middle 50s sunday: mostly sunny with highs in the upper 50s and lower 60s monday: isolated rain showers possible with highs in the upper 50s tuesday: partly cloudy with highs in the upper 50s in news around virginia... lower 20s thursday: sun & clouds with highs in the middle 40s friday: sun & clouds with highs in the middle 40s.overnight flurries possible saturday: early morning flurries possible.mostl y sunny virginia... an update to a story we first told you about yesterday... the u-s marshals service finds the man wanted for murder and kidnapping in amelia county... in massachusetts. when marshals attempted to arrest 43-year- old dana william... he shot himself. he's currently listed in critical condition. investigators have now focused their attention on finding 67-year- old olene brooks.
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her over the weekend after killing her husband. anyone with information is asked to call police. a federal judge denies a defense motion to drop a number of charges in the 2014 kidnapping and murder case of waynesboro police captain kevin quick. the daily progress reports the motion was denied monday. quick was reported missing february first 20-14. his body was found several days later. the trial is set to begin monday in roanoke. the case was moved from charlottesville following a mistrial in may. the woman at the center of a debunked rolling stone article about a campus sexual assault at the university of virginia... is officially ordered to turn over documents. according to the daily progress... a federal judge in charlottesville filed the order on monday. it's part of a defamation lawsuit filed by a top university administrator. the woman known as "jackie" must hand over all communication documents related to the article and the alleged assault. a gloucester high school student goes before the u-s
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use the boys bathroom at school. today... lawyers for gavin grimm... who was born a female but identifies as a male... asked the court to overturn a ruling banning grimm from using the boys bathroom. the school board adopted a new policy in 2014 requiring students to use bathrooms based on their biological gender or use a private facility. a decision is expected within weeks. in news making national headlines... armed protesters continue to occupy an oregon wildlife refuge. this comes just a day after a member of the group was killed and eight others, including the leaders... were taken into custody. it happened last night along highway 3-95, which is 45 miles from the wildlife refuge. officers pulled over a caravan of leaders from the anti-government protest group. one person was killed as officers attempted to take him into custody. greg bretzing / fbi, special agent in charge - "one man died as we attempted to take him into custody. because of the
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protesters are calling for the release of two oregon ranchers convicted of lighting fires on government land and are demanding local control of all federal land. more steps are taken to help people in flint michigan who are suffering from the city's lead poisoned water. today... governor rick snyder announced the state executive office will remain in flint until the problem is fixed. the city's mayor is also taking steps to protect the community. she's asking the state to make sure no one pays for water they can't drink. mayor karen weaver/ flint, michigan - "i have told governor snyder that flint residents should not have to pay for water they did not and are not using. i appreciate, i want everybodyyto know i appreciate the federal government stepping up but this does not replace the state stepping up giving the funds for our residents to fix this issue"
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6... we sit down with members of the virginia tech research team who helped expose the water crisis. hear what they have to say... tonight at 6. the dan river in danville could soon have one less dam. city council will consider a proposal at its next work session to remove the dam near the white mill building. according to the city's website... the project would cost more than 100- thousand dollars. the goal would be to have the concrete dam completely removed by august. the city is concerned leaving the dam would be a safety risk as the area becomes more populated. the city also points out removing the dam would make the river more navigable and would riverfront. no votes will be taken at work session. in your w-s-l-s ten exclusive timesaver traffic report...
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tonight... the roads are looking clear. there are no accidents to report at this time. as a reminder... just watch out for black ice tonight and tomorrow as water on the roads may refreeze. wheelchair - "i came up with the idea of putting a snow blade on it." still ahead... an iraq war veteran thanks plowing snow. snow. but first ... here's a look at how some stocks of local interest finished the day on wall street. tonight: partly to mainly cloudy with lows in the lower 20s
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if you need a reason to start celebrating super bowl 50 early - i'll give you two. get a large,1-topping pizza foronly 50 cents
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better ingredients. better pizza. better football. papajohns.com middle 40s friday: sun & clouds with highs in the middle 40s.overnight flurries possible saturday: early morning flurries possible.mostl
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sunday: mostly sunny with highs in the upper 50s and lower 60s monday: isolated rain showers possible with highs in the upper 50s tuesday: partly cloudy with lower 20s thursday: sun & clouds with highs in the middle 40s friday: sun & clouds with highs in the middle
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possible saturday: early morning flurries possible.mostl y sunny afternoon with highs in the middle 50s sunday: mostly sunny with highs in the upper 50s and lower 60s monday: isolated rain showers possible with highs in the upper 50s tuesday: partly cloudy with
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coming up tonight on wsls 10 at six... two local non- profits come together in an effort to combat homelessness in the roanoke valley. plus... how a piece of artwork brings two strangers together 14 years later. those stories and more at six. still ahead on wsls 10 at 5:30... a professional dancer who's lost so much... trains once again for the boston marathon. why the race means so much and the cause she's running for. we want to let you know... wsls 10 is teaming up with feeding america southwest virginia and kroger to bring you our annual "10 cares food drive." on thursday february 4-th from 6 a-m to 7 p-m we'll be at the kroger in bonsack... cave
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eople. that certainly rings true for one community in nebraska. iraq war veteran... justin anderson ... helps people in his neighborhood when it snows. however... he doesn't shovel snow... instead he plows it using his wheelchair.
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his off-road wheelchair and made some modifications. now... every time it snows... he hits the streets and plows. anderson says it's his way of giving back to the community. justin anderson, plows snow with wheelchair - "the community has supported me immensely with my struggles and tough times as i had a leg amputated and my fight with brain cancer. this is my way of giving back." the "independence fund" donated the chair so he could get around easier. a professional ballroom dancer who lost a leg in the boston marathon bombings trains to run the race again. adrianne haslet-davis says she plans to run all 26-point-2 miles of the boston marathon this year. she's running to help raise money and awareness for "limbs for life." it's an oklahoma city-based organization that provides amputees with prosthetic limbs.
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the april 2013 attacks which killed three people and hurt more than 260 others. the 120-th running of the boston marathon is april 18-th. mountain valley humane announces low- cost spays for cats. how you can get your feline friend spayed for next to nothing....
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is investigating reports of unusual activity on debit and credit cards. the company is encouraging customers to watch for unauthorized charges on any cards they may have used at the restaurants. wendy's says its launched an investigation with help from cyber security experts. the chain is also cooperating with police. toyota keeps its title of top- selling automaker. last year... the japanese company sold over ten million cars. the record sales happened despite toyota being involved in a airbags. volkswagen passed toyota in global sales last year... but that was before an emissions scandal hurt the company's reputation. mountain view humane is using a grant from petsmart charities to help cat owners fix their furry friends for a fraction of the cost.
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420 spay surgeries for female cats. spays that typically cost 58-dollars will be 20 through february. clinic workers say it's a quick procedure that takes about 13- minutes. corrie prater, assistant director at mountain view humane: "people often say 'i'm not going to fix my female cat, because she's not going to get out, she's not going to get pregnant. by fixing her you not only eliminate the chance of her getting pregnant, but you eliminate the in heat things they do: the excessive meowing, wanting to escape." the clinic aims to do 40 surgeries a day. call ahead to make an appointment... they're already filling up three weeks out. a house listing gets national attention. the asking price for one colorado home. there was no stopping mother
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was time to be born in the aftermath of a massive snow storm. brantly mackaravitz entered the world sunday on a snowy highway north of
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mariah bryant was trying to make it to the hospital when it happened. she was 15 minutes away.. but brantly decided that was 15 minutes too long. mariah bryant/ mother "and then he just came right out! he wasn't waiting for nothing. he was not waiting. he wanted out." brantley came one month early... weighing 4- pounds, 8 ounces. he and mom are both doing well. what would you trade for super bowl tickets? many people thought a man in colorado was trading his house... but it turns out -- it was a prank. brian lusk started getting phone calls asking if his house was really for sale. lusk confused by the phone calls told callers they had the wrong number.. but after looking through the newspaper.. he found the ad. it had a picture of his house.. a description... and this -- getting divorced... leaving her with
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two tickets to the super bowl. that was the moment lusk realized this was pay back from his friend. brian lusk / homeowner:"i have a buddy who's a good pittsburgh steelers fan and we had some bets going for the steelers game and of course the broncos won so i rode him pretty hard for 2 or three days and gave him a lot of heck." since the fake add was posted -- lusk has been offered two super bowl tickets for seats 20 lusk has been offered two super bowl tickets for seats 20 rows up -- with first class airfare and a suite for a hotel room. that's all for wsls ten at 5-30. your 90 minutes of news wsls ten at 5-30. your 90 minutes of news continues right now. tonight: partly to mainly cloudy with lows in the
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thursday: sun & clouds with highs in the middle 40s friday: sun & clouds with highs in the middle 40s.overnight flurries possible saturday: early morning flurries possible.mostl y sunny afternoon with highs in the middle 50s sunday: mostly sunny with highs in the upper 50s and lower 60s the search for a missing teen continues tonight in blacksburg. what police and family members are saying. plus... after pressure from those in the community... botetourt county supervisors are now putting more thought into plans to move two historic buildings. wendy jones, former morgan stanley employee: "it was the picture, it was the flag, it was the united states, it was the towers and then the words got me."
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