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highest infant death rate in the new river valley.. just slightly below the national average. but as wsls 10's bethany teague explains.. there is a new center designed to change that. ashlee jessie mom it's tough. ashlee jessie is a mother of two.. and a full time employee. she.. like so many other pulaski county moms.. has struggled to find quality child care in the area. ashlee jessie :13-:16 mom it's frustrating. i work in christiansburg, so it is very limited without having to take them to radford or christiansburg. right now.. the town of pulaski does not have any licensed childcare facilities for kids from new born to two years old. david moore :29- :32 smart beginnings nrv there's nothing for those families at all currently. but that's changing thanks to a federal grant. the pulaski ymca is less than two weeks from opening it's early head start center for kids zero to 36 months. krystal whitt :44-:47 childcare director we don't want to be a typical day care. we are a child development center. the early
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anything. for kids to qualify.. parents must be working.. and fall below the poverty line. david moore smart beginnings nrv early head start is a two generation approach, so it also works to help those families become more economically self sufficient. the goal is to help prepare kids for school.. foster relationships.. and reverse a growing trend of child abuse and neglect. the latest virginia department of health numbers show pulaski county had an infant mortality rate of nine point five per one thousand babies in 2013.. or three deaths. it was one of only two localities in the new river valley to have any infant deaths. david moore smart beginnings nrv it is a great way to address toxic stress and trauma that too many kids have had before they ever start kindergarten. the program is designed for 16 kids. organizers say there are many slots still available ahead of the february 16th launch. in pulaski bethany teague wsls 10. part of a danville parking lot remains blocked off tonight...
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wednesday's rain caused a portion of the parking lot off mount cross road to break off and fall down into the river below. no one was hurt and no cars were parked in the area at the time. it's unclear when the parking lot will be repaired. a richmond police officer is facing second- degree murder charges. "david cobb" was indicted and arraigned thursday in connection to a shooting last october. investigators say an 18-year-old was killed after the two fought at a chesterfield car wash. the officer turned himself in thursday. he's in jail without bond. richmond police released a statement today saying in part ... this is an unfortunate and tragic situation for all involved... officer cobb is an outstanding police officer and has served the department and the community well. a virginia man charged with plotting to bomb synagogues and black churches is in federal court for a plea agreement hearing. 34-year-old robert doyle faces robbery conspiracy and firearms charges. 33-year-old ronald chaney
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and last month ... 30-year-old charles halderman plead guilty to robbery conspiracy. in an affidavit ... f-b-i officials claim doyle and chaney bought guns and explosives from undercover agents ... all three then planned to rob a richmond-area business ... and use the money to finance a race war. a half-dozen government agencies are working together to find the source of what appears to be oil along the virginia side of the potomac river. during a news conference toda ... the u-s coast guard said the substance was originally spotted wednesday and extended 8-miles long. the department of energy and environment believes its mineral oil. floating barriers are in place to capture it and stop the spread. 10 geese were taken to a bird- rescue after swimming in the area. turning now to your forecast ... a sunny... but chilly day. storm team ten meteorologist jeff haniewich joins us now ... jeff ... it was breezy out there.
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in spots last night into early this morning, but that has since passed and high pressure moved back in this afternoon. that allowed for the triumphant return of sunshine for most of the day, although it certainly was breezy at times. and the weekend looks pretty quiet weather-wise. tonight: mostly clear and cold with lows in the middle 20s. saturday: mostly sunny with highs in the upper 40s. sunday does look a bit cloudier than saturday; we'll call it partly sunny with more sun west and more clouds east. it does look to be a bit warmer with highs in the lower 50s. there will be a coastal low we will be watching on sunday, but it looks like all the moisture will stay to the east of us. things will change again for us next week. monday will be mostly cloudy with snow and/or rain showers possible. we are looking at anywhere between a coating-2" possible monday into tuesday morning. this could change, so please stay tuned. as a general rule, clipper systems don't usually bring us much snow outside the favored west slopes. this one is different
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and with scammers claiming to be the i-r-s ... it's sometimes hard to tell what's legitimate and what's not. wsls ten's christina craig sat down with the better business bureau ... and roanoke city police ... to help ease your mind as april 18-th approaches. there are many different ways to file your taxes, but it doesn't have to be a challenging process. "for me i'm going to talk to people that i know. everybody has a friend or two who's like 'who do you use,who do you recommend, who do you trust. how many years have you used them'." detective dale brink file's online... working i-r-s fraud scams he knows the importance of finding a trusted website when filing his taxes and handing over his personal information. "where you want to start is on the i-r-s site and find which companies they recommend, which sites they have vetted and they make sure are secure." some filing websites, like the i-r-s' e-file or my free
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charge for people who make 62- thousand- dollars or less. united way of the roanoke valley launched a national program just this year; the organization says it's safe because they utilize a partnership with h-and-r block. "last year more than 200,000 people file through this system and it launched in 2009. so, it's definitely had time to get its legs under it and for many people to test it out and that it's up and ready to go." but, if it's not the way for you... a certified public accountant or tax preparer can also help. as a friendly reminder, the better business bureau says you'll need a few pieces of personal information when filing like your w-2's, proof of health insurance, and social security card. "file as early as you can is a good one. make sure that you protect your social security number. that is a huge thing we tell people all the time." to protect your personal information...al ways use a secure computer when filing online. in roanoke,
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the better business bureau reports i-r-s scams as the number one complaint during tax season last year. and here in the star city, the roanoke city police department says they reported up to 51 tax scams. dozens of wounded veterans and active-duty military members are taking to the slopes this weekend at wintergreen resort. starting today ... warriors from all over the mid- atlantic will learn to ski or snowboard for the first time or learn new ways of tackling the sport with adaptive equipment. these are pictures from previous years. the service men and women suffered a variety of injuries from amputations to brain trauma while serving. wintergreen says ... this event is a special way to show the injuries are no barrier when it comes to having fun. the event goes through sunday. a young marine learns to walk again after suffering a serious injuring while serving. 20-year-old josh burch... a richmond native ... broke his neck while serving in guam last september. now ... with the help of a robotic
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first steps since the injury. josh burch / injured - "trying to concentrate keeping my balance pushing this and leaning "i was excited to do this." josh's mother says they've been months. doctors at the v-a where josh is major milestone in his recovery. in your w-s-l-s ten timesaver traffic report... for those planning on being out on the roads this evening ... conditions are looking clear so far. there are no accidents or delays to report at this time. football fans are making their predictions heard ahead of sunday's game. the newly released poll ... showing the team americans hope will win. but first ... here's a look at how some stocks of local interest
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pressure moved back in this afternoon. that allowed for the triumphant return of sunshine for most of the day, although it certainly was breezy at times. and the weekend looks pretty quiet weather-wise. tonight: mostly clear and cold with lows in the middle 20s. saturday: mostly sunny with highs in the upper 40s. sunday does look a bit cloudier than saturday; we'll call it partly sunny with more sun west and more clouds east. it does look to be a bit warmer with highs in the lower
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coastal low we will be watching on sunday, but it looks like all the moisture will stay to the east of us. things will change again for us next week. monday will be mostly cloudy with snow and/or rain showers possible. we are looking at anywhere between a coating-2" possible monday into tuesday morning. this could change, so please stay tuned. as a general rule, clipper systems don't usually bring us much snow outside the favored west slopes. this
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there is also a coastal storm we'll be eyeing as well.but again, that looks to stay just to our north and east and should miss us. but it absolutely bears watching. monday will be cooler with highs around 40. tuesday may still have some leftover snow showers in place, especially in the mountains. otherwise, we look mostly cloudy and even colder with highs in the mid-to-upper 30s. upslope snow showers will be in the forecast on wednesday with another weak disturbance.h owever, most of it should stay in west virginia with a spillover possible at times into our border counties with wv bland co. north into highland co.. we should see more clouds than sun and be colder still with highs in the lower 30s. thursday looks dry for everyone under partly sunny skies. it will stay cold though with highs in the middle 30s. yet another storm system may head our way next friday and bring us the chance for some ght rain/snow showers.now a look ahead to a story we
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working to bring you tonight on wsls 10 at six. how hundreds of local soldiers are gearing up for deployment in the middle east.
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we're just two days away from the biggest game in football. more than a million fans are expected in the bay area to celebrate superbowl 50. law enforcement and federal agents will be mixed in with the die-hard carolina panthers and denver broncos fans. authorities have been training for this weekend for two years. bomb sniffing dogs on the ground ... snipers on roof tops ... police crews in the air and water will help them keep the public safe. chief greg suhr - san francisco - it's all about reassuring the public that this event is going to be a safe, family, fan- friendly event. officials say there's no
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now. they're calling san francisco and the areas surrounding .. some of the safest places on the planet. americans are pushing for a win from the denver broncos this superbowl. that's according to a quinnipiac university poll. the poll finds americans back the broncos 31 to 23 percent over the carolina panthers. it also reveals an age gap -- as americans 18 to 34 years old choose the panthers to win. voters over 65 years old are going with the broncos. 44-percent of all voters say they
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volkswagen is pushing back its annual earnings report following its diesel emissions scandal. the report was expected march 10-th. the company it will announce a new reporting date as soon as possible. volkswagen is also delaying its annual shareholder meeting. the company admitted to installing software in some of its diesel powered cars that alter the performance of engines when tested for emissions. u-s authorities are suing. dollar general is recalling about 27 thousand construction truck toys due to a fire and burn hazard. the recall involves a toy excavator and a toy shovel loader. dollar general has received more than five reports of the toy's remote control overheating. no injuries have been reported.
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general stores and its website from july 20-15 through december. they can be returned for a full refund. superbowl predictions are a dime a dozen ... but n-b-c tonight show host jimmy fallon puts a unique spin on his. the team this pack of puppies picked to win this
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secret weapon when it comes to predicting the outcome of major sporting events. "i wanna see a clean vote -- i don't wanna see any peeing or wandering or butt-sniffing." the tonight show host brought a pack of puppies and two bowls -- marked panthers and broncos -- to predict the winner of this weekend's super bowl thursday night. this time .. the furry friends chose the denver broncos bowl. jimmy fallon, host of "the tonight show": "the denver broncos will be crowned super bowl champs. congratulation s to the denver broncos and peyton manning and gary frick junior --
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the pups have previously predicted the kentucky derby and the n-c- double-a championship. meanwhile .. manatees at a florida aquarium are split about which team will bring home the vince lomardi trophy. one manatee who has been right eight years out of nine chose the broncos as the winner. however -- another picked the panthers. looks like we'll just have to wait until sunday to find out! that's all for wsls ten at 5-30. your 90 minutes of news continues right now. we did have a light wintry mix in spots last night into early
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passed and high pressure moved back in this afternoon. that allowed for the triumphant return of sunshine for most of the day, although it certainly was breezy at times. and the weekend looks pretty quiet weather-wise. tonight: mostly clear and cold with lows in the middle 20s. saturday: mostly sunny with highs in the upper 40s. sunday does look a bit cloudier than saturday; we'll call it partly sunny with more guard looks forward to an opportunity to serve their nation." local soldiers answer the call of duty. how a lynchburg-based national guard unit is gearing up for a mission in the middle east. plus ... "i had heard about ivf, but i didn't know what was all involved." a new carilion clinic specialist fills a need by creating new life for families in our
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but first .. we begin with tough economic news for central virginia. a major employer is announcing job cuts. good evening and thank you for joining us for wsls 10 at six. genworth financial is laying off about 200- employees in lynchburg. it's a move by the company to restructure and sell part of its business. wsls 10's duke carter joins us now live in the hill city. duke -- what did the mayor say about the loss of jobs? we spoke with lynchburg mayor michael gillette over the phone about his reaction to genworth financial laying off 200 workers. in short, he says not too worried. gillette says he learned about the layoff yesterday and was told by leaders at genworth financial they are committed to staying in the lynchburg area. gillette also says he's hopeful genworth financial---- once the business is stable will eventually hire back some of its workers. the mayor also says while it is
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their jobs some he hopeful some
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