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have a"all avenues are open early into an investigation to try to figure out what's going on." danville police investigate a shooting that sent a local doctor to the hospital. what we're learning about the case. # plus the power of posture... the quick way to look slimmer, taller and more confident and how to correct yours if you find yourself slouching.### good morning and thanks for joining us on virginia today good morning and thanks for joining us on virginia today here on w-s-l-s 10. i'm jenna zibton. and i'm patrick mckee. storm team ten meteorologist kristina montuori joins us now.. kristina? wednesday: heavy rain likely morning & early afternoon . late-day clearing with highs in
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increasing sunshine with highs in the upper 40s and lower 50s friday: mostly sunny with highs in the middle 40s saturday: mostly sunny with highs in the middle 40s sunday: mostly sunny with highs in the lower 50s monday: wintry mix possible.highs in the lower 40s heavy rain likely morning & early afternoon . late-day time now for your timesaver traffic report.
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morning... in the murder trial of waynesboro reserve police captain kevin quick. quick was reported missing in february 2014. his body was found a week later in goochland county. investigators say quick was shot in the head. six suspected gang members are facing charges.. four of them are charged in the murder
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two are accused of being the gang's ring leaders in the racketeering conspiracy. 87 people were brought back in tuesday for phase two of jury selection... and it took nearly seven hours to narrow down to twelve jurors... and a couple alternates. this trial is expected to last three to four weeks. # new this morning.. we now know when a nelson county investigator will go on trial for two election related charges. lieutenant billy mays faces a felony charge of election fraud and a misdemeanor count of willful neglect of election law duties. this stems from a complaint that he falsely said he lived in nelson county while he was running for sheriff. the trial is set for may 31. mays also was one of the lead investigators on the alexis murphy case.### now to a wsls 10 follow up... on a story we first reported yesterday morning. danville police are offering a 10-thousand dollar reward for information leading to arrests in monday night's double-shooting. police were called to the 2- hundred block of mount vernon
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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. 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. released. # a new report out this morning says a record 149 people who were falsely convicted of crimes were exonerated last year in the u.s. registry of exonerations says there were 10 more exonerations last year than in 2014, which held the previous record. texas had the most with 54. new york was second with 17. according to the report, a record 58 exonerated defendants had been convicted of homicide.
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homicide exonerations, followed by new york and alaska.### in this morning's 10 cares heart health.. knowing when to get treatment is important. we talked to a doctor in the carilion roanoke memorial hospital emergency department... about symptoms people often mistake for a heart attack. dr. jack perkins, carilion roanoke memorial hospital emergency department 23:32:19 reflux is the number one miss diagnosed condition of a heart attack. people are trying to wrap their heads around reflux really? the burning, the belching and so forth yes absolutely number one. so if we see an older person that just have reflux that doesn't mean you're having a heart attack it just means that you need to think about that 39 dr. perkins says anything that doesn't go away quickly... or feels unusual should be checked out right away. it's important you go to the emegency room... and not an urgent care facility. # if you want to look slimmer, there's a way to do it without having to hit the gym.
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as taller and more confident by standing up straight and correcting your posture. experts say the big mistakes we make while sitting are jutting our heads forward, slumping our shoulders and crossing our legs. dr. diana sodiq/emory orthopaedics & spine center if you have bad posture over time, you can. have neck pain, headaches. upper back pain. low back pain and overuse injuries. to correct your posture, keep your feet flat on the floor instead of crossing your legs and place your hips back against the chair as well as your back. to check your posture you can also perform the wall test. stand two inches away from a wall. if you have good posture, your shoulders, head and rear end will all touch the wall with enough room to slide one hand behind your lower back.### in what's news today...
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edwards will testify... on capitol hill... on the safe drinking water act in flint, michigan. edwards led a team of faculty and students to test water samples... after people complained about poor quality. flint's tap water was contaminated with lead... after the source switched from detroit to the flint river in 2014. it was a cost- cutting move while the city was under state financial management. # today is a big day for high school athletes across the region and the entire nation. it's national signing day. athletes will sign letters of intent to play at the school of their choice today. the wsls 10 sports team will have the latest coming today starting at five. a lynchburg student will receive his jersey today, after he was selected to participate on the 2016 mcdonald's all american boys team. sacha killeya-jones of virginia episcopal school was selected as one of the nation's top stars to join the team. every year, 24 boys are selected from more than 800 nominees. the all
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a messaging service called "whats app" just reached one- billion active users... making it the most used in the world. you may not know "whats app" because most users are outside the u.s. 'whats app" was purchased by facebook in 2014... it can make phone calls... send text messages... share location information... photos... video and other data across any smartphone platform. the app delivers 42-billion messages a day. # layoffs are coming to yahoo - a move that could help its c-e-o keep control of the company. the company announced tuesday that it will cut 15- percent of its workforce or about 11- thousand employees. c-e-o marissa mayer has been trying to fend- off a group of angry shareholders. they say in the past three-and- a-half years .. mayer hasn't made progress turning around the company's financial
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turning back to the forecast... storm team ten meteorologist kristina montuori has more -- kristina?? wednesday: heavy rain likely morning & early afternoon . late-day clearing with highs in the lower 60s thursday: increasing sunshine with highs in the upper 40s and lower 50s friday: mostly sunny with highs in the middle 40s saturday: mostly sunny with highs in the middle 40s sunday: mostly sunny with highs in the lower 50s monday: wintry mix possible.highs in the lower 40s . now let's get a look at traffic wednesday: heavy rain likely
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late-day clearing with highs in the lower 60s thursday: increasing sunshine with highs in the upper 40s and lower 50s friday: mostly sunny with highs in the middle 40s saturday: mostly sunny with highs in the middle 40s sunday: mostly sunny with highs in the lower 50s monday: wintry mix possible.highs in the lower 40s . now let's get a look at traffic wednesday: heavy rain likely morning & early afternoon . late-day clearing with highs in the lower 60s thursday: increasing sunshine with highs in the upper 40s and lower 50s friday: mostly sunny with highs in the middle 40s
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with highs in the middle 40s sunday: mostly sunny with highs in the lower 50s monday: door... w-s-l-s ten's erin brookshier joins us now. she's live in the traffic center now, erin how's traffic looking? and here's a look at timesaver traffic.... i'll have a full look at the roads in just a few minutes. we all love our pets but they may not love us back the same way. why researchers say the differences between dogs and cats are greater than we think.### a new super bowl 50 commercial hopes to remind fans of the excitement that the big game can bring. why it's going viral - when we look at what's trending today. # love is in the air across the commonwealth.
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day... wsls 10 is highlighting couples in southwest virginia. send in a photo of you and your sweetheart to news at wsls dot com or post it on our facebook or twitter page. we will feature couples and their love stories right here on
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networking, online and technology talkers. both dogs and cats can be wonderful pets... but the mutual affection is only strong in one of them. according to a new study whcih will be featured in a b-b-c documentary... canines love their humans five times more than their feline counterparts. the results are based on your pet's level of oxytocin.... the chemical produced in our brain when we care about someone. in the study... cats release very
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experts say a dog's love is similar to human's love for a child or a spouse. getting in bed to cuddle with a stranger might sound a little strange. but it's become an actual business in north dakota. amber rose describes herself as a "professional cuddler." she says her sessions are about the healing power of touch therapy...whethe r its cuddling, back scratches or a massage.
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strange, rose says its not about romance... as many people simply need the companionship. all of her clients also go through a strict screening process, before they sign up for services. for super bowl 50, the nfl brought together some actual super bowl babies... take a look "we're all babies... it all happened on the night that a super bowl was played..ooh, that's why we're here singing this sweet serenade"
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after a super bowl victory, winning cities see a rise in births. kids - of all ages -- dressed in choir robes in their team's colors -- sing about football and super bowl 50 to the tune of seal's "kiss from a rose," there is even a special appearance from 1967 super bowl babies - the first super bowl - wearing green bay packers colors. this week we're continuing to highlight some of our favorite recipes for the super bowl... here we have... 1 can black beans - drain 1 can
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1 can yellow corn - drain 1 can mild rotel 16 oz zesty italian dressing -- refrigerate for 2-3 hours recipes for the super bowl... here we have... 1 can black beans - drain 1 can black eyed peas - drain 1 can white corn - drain 1 can yellow corn - drain 1 can mild rotel 16 oz zesty italian dressing -- refrigerate for 2-3 hours now to kristina, with for a look at our forecast. wednesday: heavy rain likely morning & early afternoon . late-day clearing with highs in
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thursday: increasing sunshine with highs in the upper 40s and lower 50s friday: mostly sunny with highs in the middle 40s saturday: mostly sunny with highs in the middle 40s sunday: mostly sunny with highs in the lower 50s monday: wintry mix your timesaver traffic report. a nascar star may be out the race... traffic report.
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a nascar star may be out the race... the latest on tony stewart's accident... coming up in sports. plus a successful plan for finances. how to start saving if you are in the group of americans with less than $1,000 to your name... coming up at 5:30.### here's a live look at the star city from our downtown
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welcome back to virginia today here on w-s-l-s 10....it's i'm jenna zibton. and i'm patrick mckee. a tight game and a tough loss for virginia tech. wsls 10's john appicello has the highlights.# appy good morning everbody.. the hokies..at the carrier dome to take on a red hot orange team in acc action. and another....near miss..for virginia tech. vo virginia tech attacking that 2-3 zone hand having success. devin wilson finds zach leday behind the zone for the bucket and coach bay- heim...can't be excited about that development. later..shooting over the zone is the other way to beat it.. devin wilson..off glass for 3....virginia tech..with the lead 30-24 at the half. second half..more virginia tech..justin bibbs staunch launch--3 of his team high 16 pts..he had 11 boards a swell.. the hokies led by as many as 8 2nd half.. ..they led by 5 with 1 and a
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but michael ben-eh- zhay......the monster 3 from the somewhere in northern onondaga county.. syracuse outscores vt 12-4 in the extra period..for a 68-60 overtime win. full screen other men's action tonight-- liberty with a bigtime..big south win.. evan maxwell and john dawson with 20 each. and a good odac matchup...the wasps with the win by 16 to go to 11-9 on the year. vo to nascar now.. and cup star---tony stewart...has more self inflicted health issues.stewart' s been hospitalized after being involved in an accident in an all-terrian vehicle-- he reportedly flipped an atv on the west coast..and was airlifted to a nearby hospital with a back injury. stewart plans to retire from sprint cup racing after this season.. and his final season...will begin with the 44 year old..recovering ---again.. national signing day...is underway.. a complete
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six.. severe storms move across the south. a look at the damage. new details in connection to a murder suicide in chesapeake. what search warrants are revealing about the deadly case... involving six family members. # "i don't think a credit card would be in my near future" american schools get a failing grade for financial literacy education.
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"we will not let this violence define us" a community seeking justice... as new charges are filed in connection to nicole lovell's death. a look at the questions that still remain in the investigation. # the u-va student involved in a
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agents files an amended lawsuit in federal court. just how much money he's asking for. good morning and thanks for joining us on virginia today here on wsls 10. i'm jenna zibton. and i'm patrick mckee. storm team ten meteorologist kristina montuori joins us now.. kristina? wednesday: heavy rain likely morning & early afternoon . late-day clearing with highs in the lower 60s thursday: increasing sunshine with highs in the upper 40s and lower 50s friday: mostly sunny with highs in the middle 40s saturday: mostly sunny with highs in the middle 40s
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in the lower 50s monday: wintry mix possible.highs in the lower 40s
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we're learning more... as the investigation continues... into the murder of a blacksburg teen. on tuesday... the montgomery county commonwealth's attorney said the preliminary autopsy shows 13-year-old nicole lovell was stabbed. virginia tech student david eisenhauer is accused of kidnapping and murder. the second student... natalie keepers was originally charged with helping him get rid of the body... but authorities now say she was involved before nicole died. we still don't know how the three met.... but the washington post reports their connection may be through social media. they say the 7th grader was active on a forum called "teen dating and flirting." according to the post... the night she disappeared... nicole showed a friend text messages from an 18-year-old man she said she was planning to meet.
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clues -- lovell's family is left heartbroken. tammy weeks/victim's mother: "nicole was a very lovable person. nicole touched many people throughout her short life. if convicted on all counts -- both eisenhauer and keepers could face life in prison.# nicole's family isn't alone in mourning her death. her friends and classmates are also paying tribute. students at blacksburg middle school created a series of memorials for nicole. the memorials include personal messages and memories along with drawings for nicole and her family. students and faculty also wore the color blue in her honor. if you would like to pay your respects to nicole's family ... there will be a visitation tonight ... from five until eight at mccoy funeral home in blacksburg. her funeral is thursday at three.### people in blacksburg... and the virginia tech community are sending prayers to the family of nicole lovell. while neighbors are in shock. people who live nearby say the case stunned this normally quiet and friendly community. many people can't believe
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could possible be involved in this murder. with two students now in jail ... other students are concerned about safety. jeremy ritell / lives in nicole's neighborhood " it's a shame for me it is just shocking. i never would have guessed" sonali punj - senior biology major "i feel that people are more caution not that they heard of something that resulted in a poor 13 year olds death. " a vigil for nicole is planned for monday at virgina tech. it starts at 7:30 on henderson lawn# we have new details this morning in a murder-suicide investigation in chesapeake that we first told you about last week. police say 26- year-old cameron dooley shot and killed five family members before killing himself. officers were called to a home last wednesday for a welfare check. when they arrived they found one man dead inside. police then headed to another family member's home in the same neighborhood.. and found cameron inside refusing to leave. while negotiating with
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the man as well as his grandmother. police believe cameron also killed his mother, father and sister-- who were all found dead inside of the home as well.### 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. a motions hearing is scheduled for april. a trial date is also expected to be set at that time the charges against perdue stem from the death of callen mullins .. who was in her care when he was found unresponsive by emergency crews. # new this morning.. the university of virginia student involved in a bloody encounter with state alcoholic beverage control agents has filed an amended three- million dollar lawsuit. the federal suit now makes it clear martese johnson did not know law enforcement was attempting to stop him outside trinity irish pub in march 20-15. the judge could cut one of the agents from the suit because he wasn't directly involved in the arrest. but the new claim says that agent "had a reasonable
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unconstitutional arrest and the harm that resulted." the judge said he would likely cut two counts from the lawsuit which target virginia a- b-c and its director.### new this morning... american schools get a failing grade for financial literacy education... according to a new study. studies show high school graduates who have taken a personal finance course are more likely to pay their bills on time, and get higher credit scores as adults. here in virginia... an "economics and personal finance" class was phased in for ninth graders in 2011... becoming a graduation requirement. the class of 2015 was the first class had to meet the requirement. but how to manage your money is a lesson many u-s schools are failing to teach. sot: charlotte palmer, former student "when you learn from parents it feels like you are just told to put your money in a piggy bank. when you learn in a classroom it is seeing in a broader scope what's going to happen to me when i grow up." sot: patricia page, teacher "we were graduating a whole generation of students that were going to be
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financial decisions even before they left the high school walls. and they were ill-equipped to do so." according to the non-profit council for economic states require students take an economics course before graduation. that number drops to 17 for personal finance classes. # for have less than 1- thousand dollars to their name. a study conducted by forbes also americans have less than $100. financial experts acknowledge that it isn't easy to build savings. but, they say start by building a household budget and stick to it. if you can set aside even a small amount of money from each paycheck to savings, you will see your worth grow. they also suggest starting early in life and the earlier
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parts of the southeast are surveying tornado damage this morning.... as some of the plains states dig out from more than a foot of snow. tornadoes touched down in eastern mississippi and western alabama overnight... leaving a trail of uprooted trees... downed power lines... and damaged homes. no one was seriously hurt. that same storm system brought heavy snow, with colorado and nebraska the hardest hit. blizzard conditions shut down major interstates in those states as well as south dakota and kansas.### for more on the forecast in our area... lets check in with kristina wednesday: heavy rain likely morning & early afternoon .
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the lower 60s thursday: increasing sunshine with highs in the upper 40s and lower 50s friday: mostly sunny with highs in the middle 40s saturday: mostly sunny with highs in the middle 40s sunday: mostly sunny with highs in the lower 50s monday: wintry mix possible.highs in the lower 40s . wednesday: heavy rain likely morning & early afternoon . late-day clearing with highs in the lower 60s thursday: increasing sunshine with highs in the upper 40s and lower 50s friday: mostly sunny with highs in the middle 40s saturday: mostly sunny with highs in the middle 40s sunday: mostly sunny with highs in the lower 50s monday: wintry mix possible.highs in the lower 40s .
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morning & early afternoon . late-day clearing with highs in the lower 60s thursday: increasing sunshine with highs in the upper 40s and lower 50s friday: mostly sunny with highs in the middle 40s saturday: mostly sunny with highs in the middle 40s sunday: mostly sunny with highs in the lower 50s monday: wintry mix possible.highs in the lower 40s . wednesday: heavy rain likely morning & early afternoon . late-day clearing with highs in the lower 60s thursday: increasing sunshine with highs in the upper 40s and lower 50s friday: mostly sunny with highs in the middle 40s saturday: mostly sunny with highs in the middle 40s sunday: mostly sunny with highs in the lower 50s monday: wintry mix possible.highs in the lower 40s
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wednesday: heavy rain likely morning & early afternoon . late-day clearing with highs in the lower 60s thursday: increasing sunshine with highs in the upper 40s and lower 50s check of timesaver traffic.... for that let's head over to w- s-l-s ten's erin brookshier. she's live in the traffic center now, erin how's traffic looking? and here's a look at timesaver traffic.... presidential candidates continue moving around new hampshire... trying to win voter support leading up to next week's primary. what donald
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the fight for medical marijuana... what's being asked of lawmakers in the commonwealth.## # natalie good morning.. today on the show.. no bowl party is complete without drinks... a mixologist from billy's serves up some crowd friendly cocktails. lindee plus.. we talk to the man who starred in and won the special doritos crash the super bowl ad contest and another great giveaway from at&t.. we hope you can make time for
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good morning. thank you for joining us for virginia today on w-s-l-s.
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and i'm... patrick mckee. democratic and republican presidential hopefuls have set their sights on new hampshire... where it feels like the intensity has been turned up a notch. republicans see a crack in donald trump's armor after his second place finish to ted cruz. and marco rubio surprised everyone.. by almost beating trump-- finishing a close third. sot: donald trump/ r presidential candidate :27-:38 "we got the biggest vote ever in the history of a primary in iowa by like 60,000 people came out extra. i'm not going to say that was me, but believe me it was me." meanwhile senator bernie sanders says he raised three million dollars in donations since his moral victory in iowa. clinton trails sanders in recent new hampshire polls by double digits but she hopes to turn that around before tuesday's primary vote. hollins university political analyst ed lynch says the big wins in iowa for clinton and cruz mean very different things. he says cruz is looking surprisingly strong... while clinton might have more to worry about.
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candidates may be looking at a very long race, with sanders expected to win in the upcoming new hampshire primary. on the proving projections wrong by beating donald trump, the field is more muddied than ever. patients and caretakers for virginians with severe epilepsy are asking lawmakers to medical marijuana. last year, the legislature and governor agreed to provide legal protection at state level for those possessing medical marijuana oil for treatment of epilepsy. but those families have returned to richmond because there's no system in place for them to get the medication in the commonwealth. medical cannabis oil is not supposed to create highs, and for many of the families, they say it's been the only treatment that's helped alleviate seizures. lisa smith, parent "it's just amazing to have a daughter that you can interact with more, that you're not constantly stressed about something that could take her life. "
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consideration in the general assembly to allow production and distribution of the oils.### new this morning... both chambers of the virginia general assembly have approved legislation to allow home- schooled students to participate in public-school sports. the measure is commonly known as the "tebow bill," named for tim tebow, the former nfl quarterback who was home- schooled and allowed to play football for his local high school. a similar measure passed last year, but was vetoed by democratic gov. terry mcauliffe. the montgomery county school board will not change school start times for students. the school board voted unanimously last night to rescind the vote they made last april to implement the change. this means elementary school students will not start school earlier and middle and high school students will not go in later next school year as planned.### wednesday: heavy rain likely morning & early afternoon . late-day clearing with highs in
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thursday: increasing sunshine with highs in the upper 40s and lower 50s friday: mostly sunny with highs in the middle 40s saturday: mostly sunny with highs in the middle 40s sunday: mostly sunny with highs in the lower 50s monday: wintry mix possible.highs in the lower 40s wednesday: heavy rain likely morning & early afternoon . late-day clearing with highs in the lower 60s thursday: increasing sunshine with highs in the upper 40s and lower 50s friday: mostly sunny with highs in the middle 40s saturday: mostly sunny with highs in the middle 40s sunday: mostly sunny with highs in the lower 50s monday: wintry mix
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wednesday: heavy rain likely morning & early afternoon . late-day clearing with highs in the lower 60s thursday: increasing sunshine with highs in the upper 40s and lower 50s friday: mostly sunny with highs in the middle 40s saturday: mostly sunny with highs in the middle 40s sunday: mostly sunny with highs in the lower 50s monday: wintry mix possible.highs in the lower 40s time now for your timesaver traffic report. five things you need to know are
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need to know" before you head out the door this morning. family and friends will remember 13-year old nicole lovell tonight. there is a visitation from five until eight at the mccoy funeral home in blacksburg. her funeral is on thursday. on tuesday investigators announced that the 7-th grader was stabbed. virginia tech students david eisenhauer and natalie keepers are facing charges we still don't know how the three met... but the washington post reports that their connection may be through social media. opening statements are expected this morning... in the murder trial of waynesboro reserve police captain kevin quick. quick was reported missing in february 2014... his body was found a week later. six suspected gang members are facing charges.. four of them are charged iwith murder. the case was moved to roanoke after a judge declared a mistrial in charlottesville. # the u-v-a student involved who's
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has filed an amended three-million dollar lawsuit. the federal suit now makes it clear martese johnson did not know law enforcement was attempting to stop him. the judge said he would likely cut two counts from the lawsuit which target virginia a- b-c and its director.### wednesday: heavy rain likely morning & early afternoon . the lower 60s thursday: increasing sunshine door this morning. ahead at 6..... heart attack dangers. how to recognize the symptoms. and auto sales were higher than expected last month. the main factor that kept shoppers away... and the automaker with the highest increase. plus... ride sharing company "uber" has a new logo. a look at the new design
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"all avenues are open early into an investigation to try to figure out what's going on." danville police investigate a shooting that sent a local doctor to the hospital. what we're learning about the case. # plus the power of posture... the quick way to look slimmer, taller and more confident and how to correct yours if you find yourself slouching.### good morning and thanks for joining us on virginia today here on w-s-l-s 10. i'm jenna zibton. and i'm patrick mckee. storm team ten meteorologist kristina montuori joins us now.. kristina? wednesday: heavy rain likely
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late-day clearing with highs in the lower 60s thursday: increasing sunshine with highs in the upper 40s and lower 50s friday: mostly sunny with highs in the middle 40s saturday: mostly sunny with highs in the middle 40s sunday: mostly sunny with highs in the lower 50s monday: wintry mix possible.highs in the lower 40s heavy rain likely morning & early afternoon . late-day
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traffic report. opening statements are expected to happen this morning... in the murder trial of waynesboro reserve police captain kevin quick. quick was reported missing in
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his body was found a week later in goochland county. investigators say quick was shot in the head. six suspected gang members are facing charges.. four of them are charged in the murder of quick... while the other two are accused of being the gang's ring leaders in the racketeering conspiracy. 87 people were brought back in tuesday for phase two of jury selection... and it took nearly seven hours to narrow down to twelve jurors... and a couple alternates. this trial is expected to last three to four weeks. # new this morning.. a nelson county investigator will go on trial for two election related charges this may. lieutenant billy mays faces a felony charge of election fraud and a misdemeanor count of willful neglect of election law duties. this stems from a complaint that he falsely said he lived in nelson county while he was running for sheriff. the trial is set for may 31. mays also was one of the lead investigators on the alexis murphy case.###
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story we first reported yesterday morning. danville police are offering a 10-thousand dollar reward for information leading to arrests in monday night's double-shooting. police were called to the 2- 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. that person has been treated and released. # a new report out this morning says a record 149 people who were falsely convicted of crimes were exonerated last year in the u.s. the report by the national registry of exonerations says there were 10 more exonerations
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the previous record. texas had the most with 54. new york was second with 17. according to the report, a record 58 exonerated defendants had been convicted of homicide. illinois topped the list of homicide exonerations, followed by new york and alaska.### in this morning's 10 cares heart health.. knowing when to get treatment is important. we talked to a doctor in the carilion roanoke memorial hospital emergency department... about symptoms people often mistake for a heart attack. dr. jack perkins, carilion roanoke memorial hospital emergency department 23:32:19 reflux is the number one miss diagnosed condition of a heart attack. people are trying to wrap their heads around reflux really? the burning, the belching and so forth yes absolutely number one. so if we see an older person that just have reflux that doesn't mean you're having a heart attack it just means that you need to think about that 39 dr. perkins says anything that doesn't go away quickly... or feels unusual should be checked out
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it's important you go to the emegency room... and not an urgent care facility. # if you want to look slimmer, there's a way to do it without having to hit the gym. you can look that way, as well as taller and more confident by standing up straight and correcting your posture. experts say the big mistakes we make while sitting are jutting our heads forward, slumping our shoulders and crossing our legs. dr. diana sodiq/emory orthopaedics & spine center if you have bad posture over time, you can. have neck pain, headaches. upper back pain. low back pain and overuse injuries. to correct your posture, keep your feet flat on the floor instead of crossing your legs and place your hips back against the chair as well as your back. to check your posture you can also perform the wall test. stand two inches away from a wall. if you have good posture, your shoulders, head and rear end will all touch the wall with enough room to slide one hand behind
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in what's news today... virginia tech professor marc edwards will testify... on capitol hill... on the safe drinking water act in flint, michigan. edwards led a team of faculty and students to test water samples... after people complained about poor quality. flint's tap water was contaminated with lead... after the source switched from detroit to the flint river in 2014. it was a cost- cutting move while the city was under state financial management. # today is a big day for high school athletes across the region and the entire nation. it's national signing day. athletes will sign letters of intent to play at the school of their choice today. the wsls 10 sports team will have the latest coming today starting at five. a lynchburg student will receive his jersey today, after he was selected to participate on the 2016 mcdonald's all american boys team. sacha killeya-jones of virginia episcopal school was selected as one of the nation's
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year, 24 boys are selected from more than 800 nominees. the all american games will be played in march in chicago. despite wintery weather last month... auto sales were higher than expected. industry analysts predicted up to a 3-and-a-half percent year-to- year drop in auto sales in january... after much of the country endured winter storms. but overall... sales totals matched january 2015 numbers... with s-u-v sales leading the industry. the biggest winner of the big-three auto makers was fiat-chrysler... with a nearly 7- percent increase. while volkswagen continued its tailspin .. with sales down over 14-percent in the wake of the diesel emissions scandal. # the mobile ride hail company-- uber -- is doing a little re-imaging. instead of the stylized white
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features an image the company calls the "atom and bit." uber co-founder and c-e-o says the logo is meant to better highlight it as a transportation network. while a few offered praise for the update, the news has some folks on twitter confused or downright angry. the new logo will be used worldwide### turning back to the forecast... storm team ten meteorologist kristina montuori has more -- kristina?? wednesday: heavy rain likely morning & early afternoon . late-day clearing with highs in
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sunshine with highs in the upper 40s and lower 50s friday: mostly sunny with highs in the middle 40s saturday: mostly sunny with highs in the middle 40s sunday: mostly sunny with highs in the lower 50s monday: wintry mix possible.highs in the lower 40s . now let's get a look at traffic wednesday: heavy rain likely morning & early afternoon . late-day clearing with highs in the lower 60s thursday: increasing sunshine
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friday: mostly sunny with highs in the middle 40s saturday: mostly sunny with highs in the middle 40s sunday: mostly sunny with highs in the lower 50s monday: wintry mix possible.highs in the lower 40s . now let's get a look at traffic as turning back to the forecast... morning & early afternoon . late-day clearing with highs in the lower 60s thursday: door... w-s-l-s ten's erin brookshier joins us now. she's live in the traffic center now, erin how's traffic looking? and here's a look at timesaver traffic.... i'll have a full look at the roads
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we all love our pets but they may not love us back the same way. why researchers say the differences between dogs and cats are greater than we think.### a new super bowl 50 commercial hopes to remind fans of the excitement that the big game can bring. why it's going viral - when we look at what's trending today. # love is in the air across the commonwealth. and from now until valentine's day... wsls 10 is highlighting couples in southwest virginia. send in a photo of you and your sweetheart to news at wsls dot com or post it on our facebook or twitter page. we will feature couples and their
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look at the biggest social networking, online and technology talkers. both dogs and cats can be wonderful pets... but the mutual affection is only strong them. according to a new study whcih will be featured in a b-b-c documentary... canines love than their feline counterparts. the results are based on your pet's level of oxytocin.... the chemical produced in our someone. in the study... cats release very little amounts... while a dog's oxytocin levels were high. experts say a dog's love is
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getting in bed to cuddle with a stranger might sound a little strange. but it's become an actual business in north dakota. amber rose describes herself as a "professional cuddler." she says her sessions are about the healing power of touch therapy...whethe r its cuddling, back scratches or a massage. while hugs for hire may seem strange, rose says its not about romance... as many people simply need the companionship. all of her clients also go through a strict screening process, before they sign up for services. for super bowl 50, the nfl
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actual super bowl babies... take a look "we're all babies... it all happened on the night that a super bowl was played..ooh, that's why we're here singing this sweet serenade" according to the n-f-l... 9 months after a super bowl victory, winning cities see a rise in births. kids - of all ages -- dressed in choir robes in their team's colors -- sing about football and super bowl 50 to the tune of seal's "kiss from a rose," there is even a special appearance from 1967 super bowl babies - the first super bowl - wearing green bay packers
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this week we're continuing to highlight some of our favorite recipes for the super bowl... here we have... 1 can black beans - drain 1 can black eyed peas - drain 1 can white corn - drain 1 can yellow corn - drain 1 can mild rotel 16 oz zesty italian dressing --
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recipes for the super bowl... here we have... 1 can black beans - drain 1 can black eyed peas - drain 1 can white corn - drain 1 can yellow corn - drain 1 can mild rotel 16 oz zesty italian dressing -- refrigerate for 2-3 hours now to kristina, with for a look at our forecast. wednesday: heavy rain likely
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late-day clearing with highs in the lower 60s your timesaver traffic report. a nascar star may be out the race... a nascar star may be out the race... details coming up in sports. "i hope they get all the support
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looking for answers... what people in the community have to say about the murder of a
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welcome back to virginia today here on w-s-l-s 10. i'm jenna zibton. and i'm patrick mckee. a tight game and a tough loss for virginia tech. wsls 10's john appicello has the highlights.# appy good morning everbody.. the hokies..at the carrier dome to take on a red hot orange team in acc action. and another....near miss..for virginia tech. vo virginia tech attacking that 2-3 zone hand having success.
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behind the zone for the bucket and coach bay- heim...can't be excited about that development. later..shooting over the zone is the other way to beat it.. devin wilson..off glass for 3....virginia tech..with the lead 30-24 at the half. second half..more virginia tech..justin bibbs staunch launch--3 of his team high 16 pts..he had 11 boards a swell.. the hokies led by as many as 8 2nd half.. ..they led by 5 with 1 and a half to play.. but michael ben-eh- zhay......the monster 3 from the somewhere in northern onondaga county.. syracuse outscores vt 12-4 in the extra period..for a 68-60 overtime win. full screen other men's action tonight-- liberty with a bigtime..big south win.. evan maxwell and john dawson with 20 each. and a good odac matchup...the wasps with the win by 16 to go to 11-9 on the year. vo to nascar now.. and cup star---tony stewart...has more self
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s been hospitalized after being involved in an accident in an all-terrian vehicle-- he reportedly flipped an atv on the west coast..and was airlifted to a nearby hospital with a back injury. stewart plans to retire from sprint cup racing after this season.. and his final season...will begin with the 44 year old..recovering ---again.. national signing day...is underway.. a complete wrapup coming...on wsls 10 at six.. severe storms move across the south. a look at the damage. "i don't think a credit card would be in my near future" american schools get a failing grade for financial education.
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"we will not let this violence define us" a community seeking justice... as new charges are filed in connection to nicole lovell's death. a look at the questions that still remain in the investigation. # the u-va student involved in a bloody arrest with state a-b-c agents files an amended lawsuit in federal court. just how much money he's asking for. good morning and thanks for joining us on virginia today here on wsls 10. i'm jenna zibton. and i'm patrick mckee. grab your umbrella as you head out this morning. this is a live look from roanoke blacksburg regional airport. as you can see it's a dreary and wet morning in southwest virginia. for more on what to expect.. storm team ten meteorologist kristina montuori joins us now.. kristina? wednesday: heavy rain likely morning & early afternoon . late-day clearing with highs in the lower 60s thursday: increasing sunshine with highs in the upper 40s and lower 50s friday: mostly sunny with highs
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saturday: mostly sunny with highs in the middle 40s sunday: mostly sunny with highs in the lower 50s monday: wintry mix possible.highs in the lower 40s late-day clearing with highs in the lower 60s thursday: increasing sunshine with highs in the upper 40s and lower 50s friday: mostly sunny with highs in the middle 40s saturday: mostly sunny time now for your timesaver traffic report. we're learning more... as the
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we're learning more... as the investigation continues... into the murder of a blacksburg teen. on tuesday... the montgomery county commonwealth's attorney said the preliminary autopsy shows 13-year-old nicole lovell was stabbed. virginia tech student david eisenhauer is accused of kidnapping and murder. the second student... natalie keepers was originally charged with helping him get rid of the body... but authorities now say she was involved before nicole died. we still don't know how the three met.... but the washington post reports their connection may be through social media.
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active on a forum called "teen dating and flirting." according to the post... the night she disappeared... nicole showed a friend text messages from an 18-year-old man she said she was planning to meet. as investigators search for more clues -- lovell's family is left heartbroken. tammy weeks/victim's mother: "nicole was a very lovable person. nicole touched many people throughout her short life. if convicted on all counts -- both eisenhauer and keepers could face life in prison.# nicole's family isn't alone in mourning her death. her friends and classmates are also paying tribute. students at blacksburg middle school created a series of memorials for nicole. the memorials include personal messages and memories along with drawings for nicole and her family. students and faculty also wore the color blue in her honor. if you would like to pay your respects to nicole's family ... there will be a visitation tonight ... from five until eight at mccoy funeral home in blacksburg. her funeral is thursday at
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people in blacksburg... and the virginia tech community are sending prayers to the family of nicole lovell. while neighbors are in shock. people who live nearby say the case stunned this normally quiet and friendly community. many people can't believe someone from their campus could possible be involved in this murder. with two students now in jail ... other students are concerned about safety. jeremy ritell / lives in nicole's neighborhood " it's a shame for me it is just shocking. i never would have guessed" sonali punj - senior biology major "i feel that people are more caution not that they heard of something that resulted in a poor 13 year olds death. " a vigil for nicole is planned for monday at virgina tech. it starts at 7:30 on henderson lawn# for more on this case head to our website wsls dot com. the today show will also be continuing coverage starting this morning at 7 a-m. we have new details this morning in a murder-suicide investigation in chesapeake that
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police say 26- year-old cameron dooley shot and killed five family members before killing himself. officers were called to a home last wednesday for a welfare check. when they arrived they found one man dead inside. police then headed to another family member's home in the same neighborhood.. and found cameron inside refusing to leave. while negotiating with police .. he admitted to killing the man as well as his grandmother. police believe cameron also killed his mother, father and sister-- who were all found dead inside of the home as well.### 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. a motions hearing is scheduled for april. a trial date is also expected to be set at that time the charges against perdue stem from the death of callen mullins .. who was in her care when he was found unresponsive by emergency crews. # new this morning.. the university of virginia student involved in a bloody encounter with state alcoholic
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has filed an amended three- million dollar lawsuit. the federal suit now makes it clear martese johnson did not know law enforcement was attempting to stop him outside trinity irish pub in march 20-15. the judge could cut one of the agents from the suit because he wasn't directly involved in the arrest. but the new claim says that agent "had a reasonable opportunity to prevent martese's unconstitutional arrest and the harm that resulted." the judge said he would likely cut two counts from the lawsuit which target virginia a- b-c and its director.### new this morning... american schools get a failing grade for financial literacy education... according to a new study. studies show high school graduates who have taken a personal finance course are more likely to pay their bills on time, and get higher credit scores as adults. here in virginia... an "economics and personal finance" class was phased in for ninth graders in 2011... becoming a graduation requirement.
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class had to meet the requirement. but how to manage your money is a lesson many u-s schools are failing to teach. sot: charlotte palmer, former student "when you learn from parents it feels like you are just told to put your money in a piggy bank. when you learn in a classroom it is seeing in a broader scope what's going to happen to me when i grow up." sot: patricia page, teacher "we were graduating a whole generation of students that were going to be compelled to make some financial decisions even before they left the high school walls. and they were ill-equipped to do so." according to the non-profit council for economic education.... just twenty states require students take an economics course before graduation. that number drops to 17 for personal finance classes. # saving money is not a priority for many americans as more than half have less than 1- thousand dollars to their name. a study conducted by forbes also shows that nearly a quarter of americans have less than $100. financial experts acknowledge that it isn't easy to build
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but, they say start by building a household budget and stick to it. if you can set aside even a small amount of money from each paycheck to savings, you will see your worth grow. they also suggest starting early in life and the earlier the better.### parts of the southeast are surveying tornado damage this morning.... as some of the plains states dig out from more than a foot of snow. tornadoes touched down in eastern mississippi and western alabama overnight... leaving a trail of uprooted trees... downed power lines... and damaged homes. no one was seriously hurt. that same storm system brought heavy snow, with colorado and nebraska the hardest hit.
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down major interstates in those states as well as south dakota and kansas.### for more on the forecast here in our area... lets check in with kristina wednesday: heavy rain likely morning & early afternoon . late-day clearing with highs in the lower 60s thursday: increasing sunshine with highs in the upper 40s and lower 50s friday: mostly sunny with highs in the middle 40s saturday: mostly sunny with highs in the middle 40s
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highs in the lower 50s monday: wintry mix possible.highs in the lower 40s . time now for a check of timesaver traffic.... wednesday: heavy rain likely morning & early afternoon . late-day clearing with highs in the lower 60s thursday: increasing sunshine with highs in the upper 40s and lower 50s friday: mostly sunny with highs in the middle 40s saturday:
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with highs in the middle 40s sunday: mostly sunny with highs in the lower 50s monday: wintry mix possible.highs in the lower 40s . time now for a check of timesaver traffic.... for that let's head over to w- s-l-s ten's erin brookshier. she's live in the traffic center now, erin how's traffic looking? and here's a look at timesaver
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presidential candidates continue moving around new hampshire... trying to win voter support leading up to next week's primary. what donald trump is saying. # a fight to get access to lifesaving medication enters its second year at the virginia state capitol. what's being asked of lawmakers in the fight for medical
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good morning. thank you for joining us for virginia today on w-s-l-s. i'm... jenna zibton.
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democratic and republican presidential hopefuls have set their sights on new hampshire... where it feels like the intensity has been turned up a notch. republicans see a crack in donald trump's armor after his second place finish to ted cruz. and marco rubio surprised everyone.. by almost beating trump-- finishing a close third. sot: donald trump/ r presidential candidate :27-:38 "we got the biggest vote ever in the history of a primary in iowa by like 60,000 people came out extra. i'm not going to say that was me, but believe me it was me." meanwhile senator bernie sanders says he raised three million dollars in donations since his moral victory in iowa. clinton trails sanders in recent new hampshire polls by double digits but she hopes to turn that around before tuesday's primary vote. hollins university political analyst ed lynch says the big wins in iowa for clinton and cruz mean very different things. he says cruz is looking surprisingly strong... while clinton might have more to worry about. for democrats, this means the candidates may be looking at a
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long race, with sanders expected to win in the upcoming new hampshire primary. on the republican side, with cruz proving projections wrong by beating donald trump, the field is more muddied than ever. patients and caretakers for virginians with severe epilepsy are asking lawmakers to help them gain easier access to medical marijuana. last year, the legislature and governor agreed to provide legal protection at state level for those possessing medical marijuana oil for treatment of epilepsy. but those families have returned to richmond because there's no system in place for them to get the medication in the commonwealth. medical cannabis oil is not supposed to create highs, and for many of the families, they say that's helped alleviate seizures. lisa smith, parent "it's just amazing to have a daughter that you can interact with more, that you're not constantly stressed about something that could take her life. " now a bill is under consideration in the general
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distribution of the oils.### wednesday: heavy rain likely morning & early afternoon . late-day clearing with highs in the lower 60s thursday: increasing sunshine with highs in the upper 40s and lower 50s friday: mostly sunny with highs in the middle 40s saturday: mostly sunny with highs in the middle 40s sunday: mostly sunny with highs in the lower 50s monday: wintry mix possible.highs in the lower 40s time now for your timesaver traffic report. wednesday: heavy rain likely morning & early afternoon . late-day clearing with highs in the lower 60s thursday: increasing sunshine with highs in the upper 40s and lower 50s friday: mostly sunny with highs
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saturday: mostly sunny with highs in the middle 40s sunday: mostly sunny with highs in the lower 50s monday: wintry mix possible.highs in the lower 40s wednesday: heavy rain likely morning & early afternoon . late-day clearing with highs in the lower 60s thursday: increasing sunshine with highs in the upper 40s and lower 50s friday: mostly sunny with highs in the middle 40s saturday: mostly sunny with highs in the middle 40s sunday: mostly sunny with highs in the lower 50s monday: wintry mix time now for your timesaver
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our picture of the day comes from randy stone. look at this gorgeous shot of the peaks of otter from sunday. email us the pictures you've taken around the area. send them to news-at- wsls.com. five things you need to know are coming up next. five things you need to know are coming up next. here's a live look at roanoke
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a bit foggy and overcast on the slopes this morning. rocky mount, va. -
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we're following breaking news this morning out of rocky mount.... as police investigate the suspicious death of an infant. carilion police notified rocky mount police of a suspicious admission to carilion roanoke memorial hospital last night. investigators later found a women had recently given birth to a third trimester infant. the patient, 24- year-old
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had given birth. but police say they learned someone had thrown away soiled linens and bedding at franklin county dumpster sites. police then found the body in a dumpster at the blackwater refuse collection site on route 220. medical examiners will perform an autopsy later this morning. stay with us on air as we follow this developing story. wednesday: heavy rain likely morning & early afternoon . late-day clearing with highs in the lower 60s thursday: increasing sunshine with highs in the upper 40s and lower 50s friday: mostly sunny with highs in the middle 40s saturday: mostly sunny sunday: mostly sunny with
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we'll have more news, weather coverage on the nicole lovell case coming up on the today show . here's a live look at downtoan
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