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police department. dawn -- nicole's mother spoke briefly and emotionally about her daughter ... we also heard from nicole lovell's mother tammy who came out to share some personal details about her daughter... everything from her health battles to her favorite animal. "my daughter nicole lovell, colee is what we called her." it's a position no mother should ever be in. "she was born she was born may 3, 2002." tammy weeks.. speaking to what's become a nationwide audience... talks about her daughter nicole lovell... born 13 years ago and almost immediatley fighting for her life. 10.55.56 "after many tests and scans and blood work she was diagnosed with... a rare tumor in her liver." at just 10 months old... nicole had a liver transplant. a few years later... another fight.
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normal life at the age of four when she was diagnosed with non-hodgkin's lymphoma. at this point we almost lost her for second time." tammy says nicole fought to live a third time.. developing an often fatal lung condition in which her daughter had a one percent chance of survival. "we were advised she only had a 1% chance of survival. she beat the odds and thrived." she thrived only to be taken before fulfilling her "she had a passion for pandas music dancing dreamed of being on american idol someday. her favorite color was blue. nicole was a very boat very lovable person. nicole touched many people throughout her short life." visitation for nicole lovell will person. nicole touched many people throughout her short
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visitation for nicole lovell will be tomorrow... her funeral thursday.. both here in blacksburg. in blacksburg, dawn jefferies, wsls 10. we also learned today that there are new charges filed against one of the virginia tech students police say was involved in nicole lovell's death. 19-year-old natalie keepers is now facing a felony that could land her in prison for the rest of her life. wsls 10's bethany teague got a copy of keepers' new arrest warrant. she joins us live in blacksburg as part of our team coverage. bethany.. what did you find out? virginia tech student natalie keepers is now charged with accessory before the fact to first degree murder. david eisenhaur is still charged with first degree murder in what we now know was the stabbing death of nicole lovell. keepers was originally charged with accessory after the fact and concealing or transporting a dead body. accessory after the fact carries a
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carries ten years. this new charge.. accessory before the fact.. carries a possible sentence of 20 years to life in prison. commonwealth attorney mary pettitt announced the new charges during a news conference today.. and said she would not be releasing more details until court proceedings began. mary pettitt, commonwealth attorney: "my responsibility to nicole lovell and to this community is to maintain the integrity of this case for court, and to seek justice inside of a courtroom." keepers is scheduled to be arraigned on the new charges thursday at 9 a-m. she is currently being held without bond. live in blacksburg bethany teague wsls 10. you can find the full news conference and all the latest in the lovel murder investigation on our website. just log onto wsls dot-com. a 10-thousand dollar reward could be yours if you provide danville police with information leading to arrests in last
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police were called to the two-hundred block of "mount vernon avenue".. where 49-year- old doctor randolph neal says he was walking home when two men walked up and demanded money. he was shot several times before the suspects took off. doctor neal is recovering in the hospital. "lt. mike wallace/danvill e police department: "there are some certain parts of the investigation that we don't talk about. there are certain facts we like to keep closed until the investigation movies forward. its too early yo go into those types of details" a second person was shot in the 100 block of virginia avenue as they came out of their home to see what was going on. that person has since been treated and released. the case against a franklin county woman accused of killing a three-year old moves forward. hope mcvey perdue was indicted on second-degree murder and felony child abuse charges monday. a motions hearing is scheduled for april 26-th. a trial date is also expected to be set at that time. the charges against perdue stem from the death of callen
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when he was found unresponsive by emergency crews. a grayson county couple charged in connection with a deadly dog attack is denied bond. according to the grayson county commonwealth's attorney's office .. terra connell and john underwood appeared in general district court today. the two are facing second degree murder charges after their dog mauled a 15-month-old they were babysitting last month. the child was taken to a hospital in north carolina... where she later died. connell and underwood are being held at the new river valley regional jail. lawyers have narrowed down a jury for a trial involving alleged gang members ... some of which are charged in the murder of waynesboro reserve police captain kevin quick. the trial is being held in roanoke after a judge declared a mistrial in may. wsls 10's ananda rochita has more from the courtroom this morning. ananda ... jury selection took two days ... why did it take so long to make a decision? the six defendants don't have one legal representation ....
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lawyer representing them. when deciding on who to eliminate on the potential juror list, all the lawyers have to agree. 87 people were brought back in today for phase two of jury selection and it took nearly seven hours to narrow it down to 12 jurors and a couple alternates. in addition ... all jurors remain anonymous for the new trial. now all six suspects in this case are charged on a total of 34 violations. four suspects are charged in the murder of waynesboro reserve police captain kevin quick while the other two are accused of being the gang's ring leaders in the racketeering conspiracy. this trial is expected to last between 3 to 4 weeks including some saturdays. opening statements are expected to happen tomorrow morning and kevin quick's family is expected to attend. in the studio, ananda rochita wsls 10. tonight we are learning what results from iowa's caucus will mean looking forward on the campaign trail for the presidential candidates.
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came out on top, but the way they did it defied projections and broke the record books. w-s-l-s ten's rob manch sat down with political analyst ed lynch today to take a closer look at the race. nats thank you iowa in a photo finish, hillary clinton came in as the winner of the democratic caucus in iowa monday night. she pulled 49 point 8 percent of the vote, to bernie sanders 49 point 6. political analyst ed lynch says a margin that close may not bode well for her future campaign. 00:33:35 "hillary clinton was supposed to have a fairly comfortable win and it was anything but. it was the closest in iowa caucus history." lynch says the record breaking numbers may say more about her opponent, bernie sanders. 00:34:21 "now he has great momentum from this near miss going into new hampshire where bernie sanders was already favored. so i think that sanders has got to be thinking that his campaign is in very good
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on the republican side, ted cruz also recorded a historic night, beating donald trump by 4 percentage points, the largest margin in iowa caucus history. ed lynch, hollins political science chair: 00:33:23 "pre- caucus polls in iowa showed donald trump with a substantial lead, and far from having that substantial lead, he came in a poor second, and almost third behind marco rubio." the field is still muddled with three major candidates, but lynch says a frontrunner will likely emerge quickly. 00:37:49 "i would be surprised if the nomination battle on the republican side were still going on after march the 1st when we have our primary here." 10. primary here." in roanoke, rob manch, w-s-l-s 10.
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botetourt county has flatbed trucks parked at the greenfield plantation site tonight in preparation to move two historic buildings. according to a county spokesman .. the buildings will be moved as soon as weather permits. on monday, the county filed a document with the circuit court agreeing to conduct an archeaological survey of the site to determine if there are any unmarked graves in the area. that agreement says the county cannot do any work that could potentially inhibit that survey. saint vincent's home is starting two new programs for those with learning disabilities in the roanoke valley. adult and family services will be extended to people over the age of 22 .. who can no longer utilize the blue ridge autism and achievement center. the c-e-o of saint vincent's home says her son has a learning disability. she tells us .. as he grew older ..
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adult employment and care programs due to a lack of services here locally. angie leonard, ceo of st. vincent's home: "we have the tools to give them what they need to remain in their community, live in their community...eve n after i'm dead i want joshua to live and be happy just like anybody else. so, we need to come in and support him." since the launch of the programs yesterday .. nearly half a dozen people have enrolled. leonard says .. because they are currently operating out of donated space -- the next step is to fundraise and find a permanent location. the montgomery county sheriff's office is teaming up with help save the next girl. still ahead .. the main priority of the partnership plus plans to change the look of one of the department's patrol cars. our annual "10 cares food drive" starts thursday. wsls 10 is teaming up with feeding america southwest virginia ... the blue ridge area food bank ... and kroger to help supply food for local families in need.
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kroger in bonsack ... cave spring ... lynchburg ... martinsville and blacksburg from
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6 a-m ... to 7 p-m. happy groundhog day! well, if punxsutawney phil is correct, because he did not see his shadow, we have an early spring on the way. we'll see if that indeed
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play today and brought us clouds, areas of drizzle, and cooler temperatures. the wedge will break tonight, but no because high pressure will be in control. rather, we will have a pretty significant storm system bring us the chance for some heavy rain and isolated storms on our hump day. tonight: cloudy with scattered showers form later, fog may be around too.lows in the low-to-mid 40s. wednesday: overcast with rain, even a few storms. warmer
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a few of the storms could be on the strong side east of the parkway during the afternoon hours of wednesday. we will could see anywhere between 0.5-1.5" of rain before all is said and done, which could lead to localized flooding. thursday and friday look drier under partly to mostly sunny skies perhaps a little more sun on friday in comparison to thursday. it will be cooler, though, with highs in the lower 50s on
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middle 40s on friday. saturday and sunday look continued dry. we should see a mix of sun and clouds on saturday with highs in the upper 40s. while on sunday, we look mostly sunny and warmer with highs in the lower 50s. so, we should see a pretty nice weekend for outdoor activities, especially when you consider it's early february. monday at this point looks dry too under partly sunny skies. it will be cooler though with highs in the lower 40s. tuesday will be mostly cloudy with some flurries and/or light snow showers possible. it will be chilly with
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partnership with local organization help save the next girl. new sheriff hank partin revealed plans for a help save the next girl wrap that will go on a patrol car in the next few weeks. he also says a main priority is to get a chapter of the organization in every montgomery county high school. right now.. auburn and eastern montgomery high school are the only ones without it. sheriff hank partin, montgomery county: "i think the events of this past week in our community just makes us realize how important it is. we've got to protect our children." the sheriff's office also plans to reach out to the community for more ideas on how the organizations can partner and spread the word about safety. we'll have more...on the hokies recruiting haul as signing day approaches. and the latest trouble to be- fall--cup star tony stewart..
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to what can only be described..as a conference skid.. of four straight losses.. on the road tonight..at syracuse..the orange have been playing well of late..winners of five of their last six.. the hokies are third in the nation in ft attempts per
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key again tonight.. tip time 8pm from the carrier dome. national signing day...looms large for college programs all across the nation-- today...alyssa rae has the second..in our two part series on the hokies--upcoming recruiting class.. i'm alyssa rae here in blacksburg with jason stamm of hokiehaven.com and rivals.com, with signing day on wednesday we're talking about virginia tech's new recruiting class we talked about the offense now let's talk about the defense. i'm hearing about a four-star defensive back coming in what's his deal. yeah khalil ladler is a guy originally from stephenson high school in atlanta, spent this last season at img academy in florida, he tore his acl this summer in a 7 on 7 national championship. this is a guy who was a top 100 kid before he got hurt so he's kind of fallen off a little bit because of his injury but if he gets back to even close to where he was, he's a big time talent. a couple linebackers who have committed, one out of chesapeake, you have them at 3- stars. why is that? tevante becket and emmanuel belmar both are 3 stars. you
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probably some of he best film you're going to see. wherever the ball is, this guy finds a way to get to it but a little short, he's one of those guys we would classify as a tweener. emmanuel belmar is a little taller so i think he can roam, a little rangier guy who can get sideline to sideline so both of those guys are going to be big editions the next couple years. this weekend a lot of these players were in blacksburg, any defensive players that we think are on the fence and will flip and sign tomorrow. i think tomon fox, the 4-star defensive end, is teammates with belmar down in collins hill outside of atlanta, probably the biggest name guy with a possibility. jaquan bailey, a 3-star defensive end from raines, he's already decommitted so he would be so much of a flip but we are talking about a guy who can fill that role of dadi nicholas and that vacancy he has so it'll be interesting to see but they've got a few on the fence right now that are already committed somewhere so they've got somewhere if they don't choose virginia tech, but i
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there you have it, jason stamm of hokiehaven.com and rivals.com and i'm alyssa rae in blacksburg for wsls 10 sports. and a nascar note..as daytona approaches.. tony stewart...has more self inflicted health issues. stewart's been hospitalized after being involved in an accident in an all-terrian vehicle-- and injured his back... stewart plans to retire from sprint cup racing after this season.. and his final season...will begin with the 44 year old..recovering--- again.. highly touted ol lineman austin clark of rockbridge co has left the hokies football team..but will remain at the university.. former hokies placekicker cody journell will be playing pro football in germany... and cave spring's tamalyn tanis will step down after 14 seasons...and five state titles...along with two runnerup finishes.
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