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today: scattered wintry mix with highs in the middle 40s tonight: light scattered snow showers with lows in the upper 20s tuesday: scattered snow showers with highs in the upper 30s wednesday: light snow for our western counties.flurr ies for everyone else.highs in the lower 30s with highs in the upper 20s friday: increasing clouds with highs in the upper 30s.late-day & morning... a virginia child is safe after a state wide amber alert. police say they located 3-year-
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she went missing from a caretakers home in scottsville on friday and was believed to be in extreme danger. the girl's father is now wanted for abduction and violating a protective order. 25-year-old james moses is from lyndhurst and investigators say he could be in augusta county. officers say he may be driving a light-color sedan or brown ford explorer with virginia plates. moses also has a history of child abuse. in 2013 he was accused of raping and sexually abusing a 5-year-old girl. he entered an alford plea and was sentenced to a year in jail.### a former bedford police officer is indicted for possesion of child pornography. 54-year old brian mcalexander was arrested over the weekend in henry county. he faces six felony indictments for possessing child pornography. police say mcalexander was the target of a child exploitation case last year. he is being held without bond. # happening today.. the mother of a five-year-old who died in a septic tank is due in court.
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faces abuse and neglect charges in connection with the death of five-year-old noah thomas. wsls ten's erin brookshier joins us live with the latest on this case.### it's been nearly a year since five- year-old noah thomas disappeared in pulaski county.. leading to a massive five day search for the boy. dozens of state and federal agencies were involved in the search.. that eventually found noah's body in a septic tank near the family's home on march 26. according to the medical examiner.. noah drowned, with hypothermia as a contributing factor. investigators say there were some scratches on noah's body, but no signs of abuse.. and a toxicology test came back negative. noah's mother, ashley white, originally faced a felony homicide charge-- but that was dropped in august of last year. she now faces two class six felonies of child abuse and neglect, after she and noah's father, paul thomas, left noah and another child at home while white drove thomas to work.
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has hit close to home in pulaski past year. doesnt want to be indentified 8:23:16 im a mother of two sons that are grown but it / ashley white's trial is expected to take up to five days. class six felonies are punishable by a minimum of one year.. and up to five years for each charge. paul thomas is also charged with felony child abuse and neglect. his one-day bench trial is set for next month. eb, wsls 10. the game everyone is talking about. super bowl 50 is everyone is talking about. super bowl 50 is in the books. it was the storybook ending many were hoping for.. besides panther fans of course. wsls 10's alyssa rae has a quick look at last nights big game.### alyssa
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bowl 50 was well worth all the hype... last night cam newton and the carolina panthers faced peyton manning and the denver broncos. vo he may be the nfl mvp but newton can't add a lombardi trophy to his trophy case... the bronco's took down the panthers 24-10 led by a strong effort by the denver defense .. that accounted for 7 sacks in the game. though peyton manning didn't have the best game of his career... to say the least.. he finished 13 for 23 for 141 yards. but it was just enough to seal his second super bowl championship... his 200th career win. alyssa the question everyone is asking.. is this manning's last game? was not answered. not yet at least. i'll talk more about the super bowl later in sports. if you don't watch for the football... you watch the super bowl... for the commercials... and this year they didn't disappoint. "chris henson" from "access advertising and p-r" is here. he's talking about his top picks
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dollar advertising spots ... coming up later in the newscast.### the game helped local businesses in the roanoke valley. the manager of frank's pizza says they prepare hundreds of pounds of dough... and bring in extra wings for take-out orders on game night. they take orders a day before the super bowl to make sure wings will be ready for kickoff. meanwhile.. employees at all sports caf say they're all hands on deck during super bowl sunday. sales usually go up about one hundred percent. joshua burcham/mange r of all sports cafe "a lot of people are having their superbowl parties and we do cater to those we have good food here and people want good food for their parties that's where we get the most business at," managers also create specials to bring people in. # businesses are always looking for ways to get their message out to increase business. many turn to vinton based magnets usa for help. they make magnets
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the company prints, calendars, sports schedules and recipes that people can put on their refrigerator and see all throughout the year. while the company started locally, it has grown, helping businesses throughout north america. dale turner/founder, magnets usa 1143 we expanded our marketing. we're nationwide and we actually sell a lot to canada too. so, it was really, we always tried to make our product special and unique every year. 1153 as the company continues to grow, it's expanding into new areas. we'll show the new products it offers, built in the blue ridge tonight on wsls 10 at 6. in what's news today... the catawba hospital in roanoke county is on tonight's salem city council agenda. council is expected to pass a resolution... requesting the general assembly take no action to close the facility. governor terry mcauliffe called for the closure in his biennial budgets. salem will join botetourt and roanoke counties in opposing the closure. # today kicks off "global focus week" at liberty university. the conference is aimed at raising
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staff. students hear from guest speakers from around the world during convocation and meet with hundreds of cross-cultural workers at an expo of organizations. you will need to change your lunch plans today if you were planning to eat at chipotle. all restaurants nationwide will remain closed until three this afternoon so employees can attend meetings focusing on food safety changes. the chain is tightening procedures after recent outbreaks of e. coli and norovirus. ### gas prices drop almost a dime. prices are down eight cents over the past two weeks---- now averaging one-82 a gallon nationwide for regular. that's down 37 cents from where they were this time last year. analysts say prices could continue to fall... if crude oil costs keep dropping. los angeles clocks the highest average--- at two-62 per gallon. and tulsa, oklahoma the lowest,
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dollar-44. # there's good news this morning for potential home buyers. average long- term u-s mortgages have fallen for the fifth straight week. mortgage buyer freddie mac says the average rate on a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage dropped to 3.72 percent. that's down from last week and it's the lowest since it averaged 3.68 percent in april of last year. the average rate on a 15-year fixed-rate mortgage is also down, sliding to 3.01 percent.
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storm team ten meteorologist kristina montuori has more -- kristina?? today: scattered wintry mix with highs in the middle 40s tonight: light scattered snow showers with lows in the upper 20s tuesday: scattered snow showers with highs in the upper 30s wednesday: light snow for our western counties.flurr ies for everyone else.highs in the lower 30s thursday: increasing sunshine with highs in the upper 20s friday: increasing clouds with highs in the upper 30s.late-day & overnight snow showers possible saturday: morning & early afternoon snow showers possible.late- day clearing
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sunday: mostly sunny with highs in the lower 30s . today: scattered wintry mix with highs in the middle 40s tonight: light scattered snow showers with lows in the upper 20s tuesday: scattered snow showers with highs in the upper 30s wednesday: light snow for our western counties.flurr ies for everyone else.highs in the lower 30s thursday: increasing sunshine with highs in the upper 20s friday: increasing clouds with highs in the upper 30s.late-day & overnight snow showers possible saturday: morning & early afternoon snow showers possible.late- day clearing with highs in the lower 30s sunday: mostly sunny with highs in the lower 30s .
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highs in the middle 40s tonight: light scattered snow showers with lows in the upper 20s tuesday: scattered snow showers with highs in the upper 30s wednesday: light snow for our western counties.flurr ies for everyone else.highs in the lower 30s thursday: increasing sunshine with highs in the upper 20s friday: increasing clouds with highs in the upper 30s.late-day & overnight snow showers possible saturday: morning & early afternoon snow showers possible.late- day clearing with highs in the lower 30s sunday: mostly sunny with highs in the lower 30s
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this morning we're featuring virginia valentines... roger and norma jean carico from galax. these sweethearts are celebrating fifty years together. from now until valentine's day... wsls 10 is highlighting couples in southwest virginia. send in a photo of you and your sweetheart..with your name and story.. to news at wsls dot com or post it online. we may feature it right here on virginia today.### the super bowl is just as much about the commercials.... as it is the game. super bowl 50 was no exception. there were singing sheep ... celebrity cameos... and even a strange ultrasound. # we'll examine what makes them all so popular. plus which commercial came out
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trending. the big game is in the books... and hyundai's 'first date' is named the best ad of super bowl 50. that's according to the results of "u-s-a today's super bowl ad meter." in the commercial.. comedian kevin hart plays a father who uses extreme measures to follow his daughter on her first date. and this morning we're taking a look at some of the trends we're seeing this year... "chris henson" of access advertising and public relations joins us now.... and chris we asked about your top picks from last night and you told us about the jeep "portraits" ad... let's take a look...
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stay tuned... we'll discuss more ads
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lady gaga is going viral after she hit all the right notes during last night's super bowl the singer belted out "the star- spangled banner".. while wearing a glittering red suit, matching eye shadow, and american-flag inspired shoes. meanwhile.. cold play, beyonce and bruno mars put on a halftime show that brought the people in the stadium to their feet. on friday we predicted the outcome of the game and many of us thought more points would have been scored.
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now to kristina, with for a look at our forecast. today: scattered wintry mix with highs in the middle 40s tonight: light scattered snow showers with lows in the upper 20s tuesday: scattered snow showers with highs in the upper 30s wednesday: light snow for our
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else.highs in the lower 30s sports - a closer look at the action from last night's big game. # plus... the risk factors that could increase your risk of heart disease and a heart attack. what you should watch out for --
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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. the denver broncos are the super bowl 50 champions. wsls 10's alyssa rae breaks down the biggest game of the year.# alyssa story book ending for peyton manning as the denver bronco's win the super bowl over the carolina panthers. this is manning's second super bowl championship and quite possibly
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vo the nfc champs led by the young gun newton... facing the afc champs and old school quarterback peyton manning. the storyline of this game became apparent from the first touchdown.. the bronco defense putting pressure on newton.. von miller strips the ball and malik jackson recovers the fumble in the endzone for the touchdown as the broncos go up 10-nothing. -the panthers get on the board in the second quarter.. jonathan stewart going up and over from one yard out for the touchdown.. no dab here! but i think that's called the "hand jive". denver still leads 10-7. -with 4 minutes left in the game.. denver's "d" at it again.. they recover the fumble and would score on the same possession to put this one away..peyton manning and the broncos win 24- 10. sot peyton manning:"i got some good advice from tony dungy who's going into the hall of fame, my old coach and he said don't make an emotional decision. this had been an emotional week,
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couple of priorities in order. i want to go kiss my wife, kiss my kids, i want to go celebrate with my family and teammates and i'm gonna drink a lot of beer tonight jim...budweiser... von milller's buying." sot cam newton:they just played better than us. i don't know what you want me to say. they made more plays than us and that's what it comes down to. i mean we had our opportunities, it wasn't nothing special that they did, we dropped balls, we turned the ball over, gave up sacks. alyssa peyton manning is the first quarterback in nfl history to reach 200 career wins. his defense finished with 7 sacks in the game. for wsls 10.. im alyssa rae. remembaring nicole lovell. the vigil honoring the blacksburg teenager. and our super bowl coverage continues... with a closer look at the game day ads. plus... issues police in denver... as broncos fans clogged the
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i could rise above the mother of 5- year-old noah thomas goes on trial in pulaski county today. a look back at the case... the charges she is facing... and what is expected in court. # "unfortunately there's so many missing that we just can't have enough organizations doing this work. " a new organization created in honor of a missing teen in nelson county. how creators are remembering alexis murphy. good morning and thanks for joining us on virginia today here on wsls 10. i'm jenna zibton. and i'm patrick mckee.
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kristina montuori joins us now.. kristina? today: scattered wintry mix with highs in the middle 40s tonight: light scattered snow showers with lows in the upper 20s tuesday: scattered snow showers with highs in the upper 30s wednesday: light snow for our western counties.flurr ies
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time now for your timesaver traffic report. happening today.. the mother of a five-year-old who died in a septic tank is due in court. 31-year-old ashely white faces abuse and neglect charges in connection with the death of five-year-old noah thomas. wsls ten's erin brookshier joins us live with the details in this case.### next month will mark one year since five-year- old noah thomas disappeared in pulaski county-- launching a massive five day search involving dozens of state and federal agencies. noah's body was found five days later... in a septic tank near the family's home on march 26. according to the medical examiner, noah drowned-- with hypothermia as a contributing factor. investigators say there were some scratches on noah's body.. but no signs of abuse. a toxicology report also came back negative.
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paul thomas.. both face class six felonies of child abuse and neglect-- after they left noah and another child at home while white drove thomas to work. white originally faced a felony homicide charge-- but that was dropped in august. stephen spence/ pulaski county resident :35-:40 8:18:28 my heart went out to the family when the story was developing. inside my heart i didn't know whether or not the parents are guilty and i don't have it in my heart to blame someone until the facts are proven. paul thomas is also charged with felony child abuse and neglect. his one-day bench trial is set for next month. ashley white's trial is expected to take up to five days. class six felonies are punishable by a minimum of one year.. and up to five years for each charge. eb, wsls 10. tonight... virginia tech... and the blacksburg community will remember 13-year old nicole lovell. tonight's vigil includes guest speakers... hymns... and a
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schooler went missing from her family home late last month. her body was found in north carolina a few days later. david eisenhauer is charged with first degree murder and abduction. natalie keepers is charged with accessory before the fact of first degree murder. # new this morning... thousands of people are showing support this morning for a new group based in nelson county dedicated to helping the missing and the endangered. the aware foundation was co-founded by trina murphy. murphy's life changed in august 20-13 when her niece alexis murphy vanished. a jury found randy taylor guilty of her abduction and murder, but her remains have never been found. trina murphy "this foundation is in honor of alexis, it's something that will be in dedication to her memory and we will always keep that in the forefront." aware plans to distinguish itself from other group, like help save the next girl, by focusing more on families and collaborating more with police. the facebook page launched last wednesday and already has
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foundation has a go fund me page where it has raised over 1 thousand dollars for start up costs.### in this morning's 10 cares heart health, we all know it's important to get a regular checkup. but it's just as important to let your doctor know about your family medical history. fred saint clair lost his father and two brothers to heart attacks. all were under 40 years of age. he felt like so many .. that because he hadn't had any problems, that he may not be affected. but at the age of 42, he was hit with his first of five heart attacks. fred st. clair/heart attack survivor "i was in good shape. i seemed healthy. i was very active and no signs of it until it woke me up at 4 o'clock one morning and i had to go to roanoke memorial with it. the american heart association says even if the disease runs in says even if the disease runs in your family, it is possible to lower your risk. some things you can do are change your diet, exercise and if you smoke, quit.###
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people who use phone or internet programs for support. questionnairies from four states... show 27- percent of people who used web-based programs remained smoke- free after 30 days ... compared to 32-percent of telephone quitline users. those who used phone services tended to be older... less educated... unemployed... and single ... compared to those who chose internet-based counseling. # the denver broncos dominated the carolina panthers 24 to 10 to win the vince lombardi trophy. hundreds of fans took to the streets of downtown denver to celebrate the victory. traffic was backed up for miles and dozens of police officers were on patrol to keep celebrations under control. police made a handful of arrests and used "handheld chemical agents" in response to broncos fans. officials say a victory parade will be held at union station on tuesday.### the commericals are always a big exception. "chris henson" from "access
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with us again to discuss his top picks. earlier we discussed the jeep "portraits" commercial... but you had some other favorites right? -- kia's "christopher walken closet" -- t-mobile's "drake loves changes"
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-- prius' "bank robbers" robbers" you also told us you think
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baby" was the most overrated... now to kristina, with a look at our
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today: scattered wintry mix with highs in the middle 40s tonight: light scattered snow showers with lows in the upper 20s tuesday: scattered snow showers with highs in the upper 30s wednesday: light snow for our western counties.flurr ies for everyone else.highs in the lower 30s thursday: increasing sunshine with highs in the upper 20s friday: increasing clouds with highs in the upper 30s.late-day &
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saturday: morning & early afternoon snow showers possible.late- day clearing with highs in the lower 30s sunday: mostly sunny with highs in the lower 30s . today: scattered wintry mix with highs in the middle 40s tonight: light scattered snow showers with lows in the upper 20s tuesday: scattered snow showers with highs in the upper 30s wednesday: light snow for our western counties.flurr ies for
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else.highs in the lower 30s thursday: increasing sunshine with highs in the upper 20s friday: increasing clouds with last full day of campaigning for presidential candidates... before new hampshire voters head to the polls for the primary. and why it's important you register to vote today. plus.. the latest on state bills that could eventually decriminilize marijuana-- what senators are saying about the potential changes.### lindee good morning.. today on the show.. could the contents of your kitchen save your life? heart disease is the number one killer among both men and
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natalie lisa raum from the southeast dairy association shows us easy heart healthy foods.
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good morning. thank you for joining us for virginia today on w-s-l-s. i'm...patrick mckee. and i'm...jenna zibton. this is the last full day of campaigning for presidential candidates before voters head to the polls on tuesday in new hampshire. right now democratic hopeful
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republican donald trump are in the lead by double digits. but after talking to voters there is a lot of indecision. nbc's tracie potts is there tracking the numbers... before the polls open tomorrow. trudging through snow... wet alleys... up stairs... and literally pounding the pavement we caught up with hillary clinton's team trying to make up her double- digit deficit here. sot: nancy shamban, clinton supporter :13 - :19 "people here that we've knocked on doors they really haven't made up their minds." the indecision... even worse for republicans. sot: marco rubio, r presidential candidate :22 - :29 "we have to win this election, we have to. if you vote for me, it you nominate me, we will win this election." more than 4 in 10 republicans told the university of massachusetts they could still change their minds. sot: michael lopez, new hampshire voter :36 - :42 "people are looking for people to make decisions and they're trying to analyze who's the best person to make those decisions." the most solid republicans here: trump voters. sot: donald trump, r presidential candidate :46 - :48
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need your vote!" sot: katie woitkowski, new hampshire voter :49 - :50 "i feel like he's real, you know?" ted cruz - now polling third here - slammed other republicans for saying yes to women registering for selective service. sot: sen. bernie sanders, d presidential candidate 1:05 - 1:10 "i was right on that issue, hillary clinton was wrong!" tomorrow, the voters decide. the deadline to apply to register to vote in the march 1st primary to vote in the march 1st primary election is almost here. today is the last day you can sign up. there are different ways to apply. you can sign up on the virginia department of elections website ... at a local registrar's office or at the d-m-v. ### there are several bills going through the virignia senate committee. some are dealing with decrimanlizing marijuana. senate bill 104 if approved --- decriminalizes simple marijuana possession and provides a civil penalty. and there's senate bill 22.
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petition to remove convictions when the offense happened before a person's 21'st birthday and five years have passed since the completion of probation. we spoke with members in "virginia normal" which is a group dedicated to marijuana reform and they say they're glad to see a bi-partisan effort to reduce penatlies . we don't often see that in many issues at all, but they are working together because i think they recognize that our current situation of putting people in jail and arresting, is just not working," there are two other senate bills and so far no vote has been made to approve or deny the bills. two years after one of the worst coal ash spills in u.s. history, the country's largest electric company is digging up and hauling away the residue. the 2014 disaster polluted the dan river and led legislators to order duke energy to close all of its coal ash pits in north carolina by 2029. it's also closing its south carolina pits.
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of burning coal for power could burden consumers. duke energy faces about $4 billion in cleanup costs. if it's all passed along to customers, it could add $18 per year to power bills.### today: scattered wintry mix with highs in the middle 40s tonight: light scattered snow showers with lows in the upper 20s tuesday: scattered snow showers with highs in the upper 30s wednesday: light snow for our western counties.flurr ies for
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else.highs in the lower 30s thursday: increasing sunshine with highs in the upper 20s friday: increasing clouds with highs in the upper 30s.late-day & overnight snow showers possible saturday: morning & early afternoon snow showers possible.late- day clearing with highs in the lower 30s sunday: mostly sunny with highs in the lower 30s today: scattered wintry mix with highs in the middle 40s
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upper 20s tuesday: scattered snow showers with highs in the upper 30s wednesday: light snow for our western counties.flurr ies for everyone else.highs in the lower 30s thursday: increasing the day comes from email us the pictures you've email us the pictures you've pictures you've taken around the
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here's a look at "five things you need to know" before you head out the door this morning. the mother of a 5-year-old boy
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in court on abuse and neglect charges. 31-year-old ashley white's jury trial is scheduled to begin today. noah thomas body was found in a septic tank near the family's home following a four days search. paul thomas is also charged in the case. tonight the virgina tech community will honor nicole lovell. the 13 year old's body was found last weekend. organizers are planning a candlight vigil on college avenue.. it starts at 7:30. there will be speakers, a hymn, and a moment of silence to honor the blacksburg middle schooler. a former town of bedford police officer has been indicted by a grand jury on six felony counts of child pornography. fifty-four-year- old "brian mcalexander" was arrested by deputies in henry county. police say mcalexander became the target of a child exploitation case in april of 2015. today: scattered wintry mix with highs in the middle 40s tonight: light scattered snow showers with lows in the upper 20s tuesday: scattered snow showers with highs in the
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our region as you head out the door this morning. ahead at 6..... our post super bowl coverage continues as we analyze the commercials and bring you the highlights. plus.... financial infidelity. the number of americans that are remaining tight lipped when it comes to making a big purchase. "i'm not expecting anything too extravagant...w e'll probably just go out to dinner" valentines day is right around the corner. how most americans are planning
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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? today: scattered wintry mix with highs in the middle 40s tonight: light scattered snow showers with lows in the upper 20s tuesday: scattered snow showers with highs in the
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wednesday: light snow for our western counties.flurr ies for everyone else.highs in the lower 30s new this morning... a virginia child is safe after a state wide amber alert. police say they located 3-year- old haven moses around 6 last night. she went missing from a caretakers home in scottsville on friday and was believed to be in extreme danger. the girl's father is now wanted for abduction and violating a protective order. 25-year-old james moses is from lyndhurst and investigators say he could be in augusta county.
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light-color sedan or brown ford explorer with virginia plates. moses also has a history of child abuse. in 2013 he was accused of raping and sexually abusing a 5-year-old girl. he entered an alford plea and was sentenced to a year in jail.### a former bedford police officer is indicted for possesion of child pornography. 54-year old brian mcalexander was arrested over the weekend in henry county. he faces six felony indictments for possessing child pornography. police say mcalexander was the target of a child exploitation case last year. he is being held without bond. # happening today.. the mother of a five-year-old who died in a septic tank is due in court. 31-year-old ashley white faces abuse and neglect charges in connection with the death of five-year-old noah thomas. wsls ten's erin brookshier joins us live with the latest on this case.### it's been nearly a year since five- year-old noah thomas
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leading to a massive five day search for the boy. dozens of state and federal agencies were involved in the search.. that eventually found noah's body in a septic tank near the family's home on march 26. according to the medical examiner.. noah drowned, with hypothermia as a contributing factor. investigators say there were some scratches on noah's body, but no signs of abuse.. and a toxicology test came back negative. noah's mother, ashley white, originally faced a felony homicide charge-- but that was dropped in august of last year. she now faces two class six felonies of child abuse and neglect, after she and noah's father, paul thomas, left noah and another child at home while white drove thomas to work. it's a case that some people say has hit close to home in pulaski and across the region over the past year. doesnt want to be indentified 8:23:16 im a mother of two sons that are grown but it
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ashley white's trial is expected to take up to five days. class six felonies are punishable by a minimum of one year.. and up to five years for each charge. paul thomas is also charged with felony child abuse and neglect. his one-day bench trial is set for next month. eb, wsls 10. the game everyone is talking about. super bowl 50 is in the books. it was the storybook ending many were hoping for.. besides panther fans of course. wsls 10's alyssa rae has a quick look at last nights big game.### alyssa thanks guys... well super bowl 50 was well worth all the hype... last night cam newton and the carolina panthers faced peyton manning and the denver broncos. vo he may be the nfl mvp but newton can't add a lombardi
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panthers 24-10 led by a strong effort by the denver defense .. that accounted for 7 sacks in the game. though peyton manning didn't have the best game of his career... to say the least.. he finished 13 for 23 for 141 yards. but it was just enough to seal his second super bowl championship... his 200th career win. alyssa the question everyone is asking.. is this manning's last game? was not answered. not yet at least. i'll talk more about the super bowl later in sports. if you don't watch for the football... you watch the super bowl... for the commercials... and this year they didn't disappoint. "chris henson" from "access advertising and p-r" is here. he's talking about his top picks and common themes in the high dollar advertising spots ... coming up later in the newscast.### the game helped local businesses in the roanoke valley. the manager of frank's pizza says they prepare hundreds of pounds of dough... and bring in extra wings for take-out orders on game night. they take
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super bowl to make sure wings will be ready for kickoff. meanwhile.. employees at all sports caf say they're all hands on deck during super bowl sunday. sales usually go up about one hundred percent. joshua burcham/mange r of all sports cafe "a lot of people are having their superbowl parties and we do cater to those we have good food here and people want good food for their parties that's where we get the most business at," managers also create specials to bring people in. # businesses are always looking for ways to get their message out to increase business. many turn to vinton based magnets usa for help. they make magnets customized to their customers needs. the company prints, calendars, sports schedules and recipes that people can put on their refrigerator and see all throughout the year. while the company started locally, it has grown, helping businesses throughout north america. dale turner/founder, magnets usa 1143 we expanded our marketing. we're
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a lot to canada too. so, it was really, we always tried to make our product special and unique every year. 1153 as the company continues to grow, it's expanding into new areas. we'll show the new products it offers, built in the blue ridge tonight on wsls 10 at 6. in what's news today... the catawba hospital in roanoke county is on tonight's salem city council agenda. council is expected to pass a resolution... requesting the general assembly take no action to close the facility. governor terry mcauliffe called for the closure in his biennial budgets. salem will join botetourt and roanoke counties in opposing the closure. # today kicks off "global focus week" at liberty university. the conference is aimed at raising global awareness among students, faculty, and staff. students will hear from guest speakers from around the world during convocation. you will need to change your lunch plans today if you were planning to eat at chipotle. all restaurants nationwide will remain closed until three this
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attend meetings focusing on food safety changes. ### millions of americans are hiding a financial secret from their significant other. a recent study by credit cards dot com finds 13 million americans have hidden a bank or credit card account from their live-in spouse... partner... or significant other. the study found that's not the only financial secret being kept. 41 percent have spent more than one hundred dollars without their spouse or partner's knowledge. but... 47 percent said they'd be okay with their significant other spending more than 100 dollars without being told about it. # there were several ads during
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bowl to remind you of something coming up next sunday ... valentine's day. americans are expected to spend in excess of 20-billion dollars on their special someone. a third of those surveyed by fatwallet-dot- com said they'll be going out to dinner.. over half said they'll buy candy. but giving flowers is the preferred gift by one in four. even pets will get the love come sunday with one in five will buy a valentine present for their pet. the average american will spend 150 dollars.### turning back to the forecast... storm team ten meteorologist
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today: scattered wintry mix with highs in the middle 40s tonight: light scattered snow showers with lows in the upper 20s tuesday: scattered snow showers with highs in the upper 30s wednesday: light snow for our western counties.flurr ies for everyone else.highs in the lower 30s thursday: increasing sunshine with highs in the upper 20s
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clouds with highs in the upper 30s.late-day & overnight snow showers possible saturday: morning & early afternoon snow showers possible.late- day clearing with highs in the lower 30s sunday: mostly sunny with highs in the lower 30s . today: scattered wintry mix with highs in the middle 40s tonight: light scattered snow showers with lows in the upper 20s tuesday: scattered snow showers
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virginia valentines... roger and norma jean carico from virginia valentines... roger and norma jean carico from galax. these sweethearts are celebrating fifty years together. from now until valentine's day... wsls 10 is highlighting couples in southwest virginia. send in a photo of you and your sweetheart..with your name and your story.. to news at wsls dot com or post it online. we may feature it right here on virginia today.### the super bowl is just as much about the commercials.... as it is the game. super bowl 50 was no exception. there were singing sheep ... celebrity cameos... and even a strange ultrasound. # we'll examine what makes them all so popular.
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out on top - when we take a look at
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now to another special super bowl themed version of whats trending. the big game is in the books... and hyundai's 'first date' is named the best ad of super bowl 50. that's according to the results of "u-s-a today's super bowl ad meter." in the commercial.. comedian kevin hart plays a father who uses extreme measures to follow his daughter on her first date. and this morning we're taking a look at some of the trends we're seeing this year... "chris henson" of access advertising and public relations joins us now.... and chris we asked about your top picks from last night and
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"portraits" ad... let's take a look... nats from jeep ad"
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coming up in the next half hour. now to kristina, with for a look at our forecast. today: scattered wintry mix with highs in the middle 40s tonight: light scattered snow showers with lows in the upper 20s tuesday: scattered snow showers with highs in the upper 30s wednesday: light snow for our western counties.flurr ies for everyone
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thursday: increasing sunshine with highs in the upper 20s from last night's big game. # plus... the risk factors that could increase your risk of heart disease and a heart attack. what you should watch out for --
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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. the denver broncos are the super bowl 50 champions. wsls 10's alyssa rae breaks down
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story book ending for peyton manning as the denver bronco's win the super bowl over the carolina panthers. this is manning's second super bowl championship and quite possibly his last football game. this is how it all went down. vo the nfc champs led by the young gun newton... facing the afc champs and old school quarterback peyton manning. the storyline of this game became apparent from the first touchdown.. the bronco defense putting pressure on newton.. von miller strips the ball and malik jackson recovers the fumble in the endzone for the touchdown as the broncos go up 10-nothing. -the panthers get on the board in the second quarter.. jonathan stewart going up and over from one yard out for the touchdown.. no dab here! but i think that's called the "hand jive". denver still leads 10-7. -with 4 minutes left in the game.. denver's "d" at it again.. they recover the fumble and would score on the same possession to put this one away..peyton manning and the broncos win 24- 10. sot
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some good advice from tony dungy who's going into the hall of fame, my old coach and he said don't make an emotional decision. this had been an emotional week, an emotionanl night and i got a couple of priorities in order. i want to go kiss my wife, kiss my kids, i want to go celebrate with my family and teammates and i'm gonna drink a lot of beer tonight jim...budweiser... von milller's buying." sot cam newton:they just played better than us. i don't know what you want me to say. they made more plays than us and that's what it comes down to. i mean we had our opportunities, it wasn't nothing special that they did, we dropped balls, we turned the ball over, gave up sacks. alyssa peyton manning is the first quarterback in nfl history to reach 200 career wins. his defense finished with 7 sacks in the game. for wsls 10.. im alyssa rae. remembaring nicole lovell. the vigil honoring the
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and our super bowl coverage continues... with a closer look at the game day ads. plus... issues police in denver... as broncos fans clogged the streets in celebration. # "provide equality, to be able to teach to be able to inspire, and grow and create a culture" a new app for funding charities that was created by u-v-a students. how it works and the inspiration
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the mother of 5- year-old noah thomas goes on trial in pulaski county today. a look back at the case... the charges she is facing... and what is expected in court. # "unfortunately there's so many missing that we just can't have enough organizations doing this work. " a new organization created in honor of a missing teen in nelson county.
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alexis murphy. good morning and thanks for joining us on virginia today here on wsls 10. i'm jenna zibton. and i'm patrick mckee. a blizzard warning has been issued for parts of the east coast. this is a live look from boston, massachusets... one of the areas that could get hit the hardest with snow... which is expected to begin this morning. many parts of the north east could get from 2 to 3 inches. we're also expecting some showers her in our area... some schools are taking precautions... right now craig county is releasing early... at 12:30 pm. storm team ten meteorologist kristina montuori joins us now with what to expect.. kristina? today: scattered wintry mix with highs in the middle 40s tonight: light scattered snow
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tuesday: scattered snow showers with highs in the upper 30s wednesday: light snow for our western counties.flurr ies for everyone else.highs in the lower 30s thursday: increasing sunshine with highs in the upper 20s friday: increasing clouds with highs in the upper 30s.late-day & time now for your timesaver traffic report. happening today.. the mother of a five-year-old who died in a septic tank is due in court. 31-year-old ashely white faces abuse and neglect charges
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five-year-old noah thomas. wsls ten's erin brookshier joins us live with the details in this case.### next month will mark one year since five-year- old noah thomas disappeared in pulaski county-- launching a massive five day search involving dozens of state and federal agencies. noah's body was found five days later... in a septic tank near the family's home on march 26. according to the medical examiner, noah drowned-- with hypothermia as a contributing factor. investigators say there were some scratches on noah's body.. but no signs of abuse. a toxicology report also came back negative. noah's parents.. ashley white and paul thomas.. both face class six felonies of child abuse and neglect-- after they left noah and another child at home while white drove thomas to work. white originally faced a felony homicide charge-- but that was dropped in august. stephen spence/ pulaski county resident :35-:40 8:18:28 my heart went out to the
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developing. inside my heart i didn't know whether or not the parents are guilty and i don't have it in my heart to blame someone until the facts are proven. paul thomas is also charged with felony child abuse and neglect. his one-day bench trial is set for next month. ashley white's trial is expected to take up to five days. class six felonies are punishable by a minimum of one year.. and up to five years for each charge. eb, wsls 10. tonight... virginia tech... and the blacksburg community will remember 13-year old nicole lovell. tonight's vigil includes guest speakers... hymns... and a candlelight vigil. the middle schooler went missing from her family home late last month. her body was found in north carolina a few days later. david eisenhauer is charged with first degree murder and abduction. natalie keepers is charged with accessory before the fact of first degree murder. # new this morning... thousands of people are showing support this morning for a new group based in
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county dedicated to helping the missing and the endangered. the aware foundation was co-founded by trina murphy. murphy's life changed in august 20-13 when her niece alexis murphy vanished. a jury found randy taylor guilty of her abduction and murder, but her remains have never been found. trina murphy "this foundation is in honor of alexis, it's something that will be in dedication to her memory and we will always keep that in the forefront." aware plans to distinguish itself from other group, like help save the next girl, by focusing more on families and collaborating more with police. the facebook page launched last wednesday and already has more than 3 thousand likes. the foundation has a go fund me page where it has raised over 1 thousand dollars for start up costs.### a new social network is about giving back... instead of posting selfies. it was created by two university of virginia graduates totem is just finishing its first official week in business... and
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dollars for charity. users form teams with their friends. the team raising the most money gets a prize from that week's sponsoring business. kyle matthews 15:24:38 it's the feel good feed, so there's no need to scrutinize and look over every photo and decide like what filter do i use like should i take that down because they didn't like it? the app became a reality through the darden school of business' i-lab program... which pairs budding entrepeneurs with community mentors. right now, cofounders are working on getting word out about their new app. # in this morning's 10 cares heart health, we all know it's important to get a regular checkup. but it's just as important to let your doctor know about your family medical history. fred saint clair lost his father and two brothers to heart attacks. all were under 40 years of age. he felt like so many .. that because he hadn't had any problems, that he may not be affected. but at the age of 42, he was hit with his first of five heart attacks. fred st. clair/heart attack survivor "i was in good
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very active and no signs of it until it woke me up at 4 o'clock one morning and i had to go to roanoke memorial with it. the american heart association says even if the disease runs in your family, it is possible to lower your risk. some things you can do are change your diet, exercise and if you smoke, quit.### a new study reveals similar smoking quit rates ... for people who use phone or internet programs for support. questionnairies from four states... show 27- percent of people who used web-based programs remained smoke- free after 30 days ... compared to 32-percent of telephone quitline users. those who used phone services tended to be older... less educated... unemployed... and single ... compared to those who chose internet-based counseling. # the denver broncos dominated the carolina panthers 24 to 10 to win the vince lombardi trophy. hundreds of fans took to the streets of downtown denver to celebrate the victory. traffic was backed up for
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officers were on patrol to keep celebrations under control. police made a handful of arrests and used "handheld chemical agents" in response to large crowds of celebrating broncos fans. officials say a victory parade will be held at union station on tuesday.### the commericals are always a big hit... and this year is no exception. "chris henson" from "access advertising and p-r" is here with us again to discuss his top picks. earlier we discussed the jeep "portraits" commercial... but you had some other favorites right? -- kia's "christopher walken closet"
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-- heinz's "wiener dogs running"
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you also told us you think
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baby" was the most overrated... most overrated... now to kristina, with a look at our most overrated... now to kristina, with a look at our
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today: scattered wintry mix with highs in the middle 40s tonight: light scattered snow showers with lows in the upper 20s tuesday: scattered snow showers with highs in the upper 30s wednesday: light snow for
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for everyone else.highs in the lower 30s thursday: increasing sunshine with highs in the upper 20s friday: increasing clouds with highs in the upper 30s.late-day & overnight snow showers possible saturday: morning & early afternoon snow showers possible.late- day clearing with highs in the lower 30s sunday: mostly sunny with highs in the lower 30s . today: scattered wintry mix with highs in the middle 40s tonight: light scattered snow showers with lows in the upper 20s tuesday: scattered snow showers
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wednesday: light snow for our western counties.flurr ies for everyone else.highs in the lower 30s thursday: increasing sunshine last full day of campaigning for presidential candidates... before new hampshire voters head to the polls for the primary. and why it's important you register to vote today. plus.. the latest on state bills that could eventually decriminilize marijuana-- what senators are saying about the
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this is the last full day of campaigning for presidential candidates before voters head to the polls on tuesday in new hampshire. right now democratic hopeful bernie sanders and republican donald trump are in the lead by double digits. but after talking to voters there is a lot of indecision. nbc's tracie potts is there tracking the numbers... before the polls open tomorrow. trudging through snow... wet alleys... up stairs... and literally pounding the pavement we caught up with hillary clinton's team trying to make up her double- digit deficit here. sot: nancy shamban, clinton supporter :13 - :19 "people here that we've knocked on doors they really
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the indecision... even worse for republicans. sot: marco rubio, r presidential candidate :22 - :29 "we have to win this election, we have to. if you vote for me, it you nominate me, we will win this election." more than 4 in 10 republicans told the university of massachusetts they could still change their minds. sot: michael lopez, new hampshire voter :36 - :42 "people are looking for people to make decisions and they're trying to analyze who's the best person to make those decisions." the most solid republicans here: trump voters. sot: donald trump, r presidential candidate :46 - :48 "i don't need your money - i need your vote!" sot: katie woitkowski, new hampshire voter :49 - :50 "i feel like he's real, you know?" ted cruz - now polling third here - slammed other republicans for saying yes to women registering for selective rvice. sot: sen. bernie nders, d presei ndidate 1:05 -10 was ght on that issue, hillary clt was wrong!" tomorrow, the voters decide. the deadline to register to vote in the march 1st primary election
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today is the last day you can sign up. there are different ways to register. you can sign up on the virginia department of elections website ... at a local registrar's office or at the d-m-v. ### there are several bills going through the virignia senate committee. some are dealing with decrimanlizing marijuana. senate bill 104 if approved --- decriminalizes simple marijuana possession and provides a civil penalty. and there's senate bill 22. which allows a person to petition to remove convictions when the offense happened before a person's 21'st birthday and five years have passed since the completion of probation. we spoke with members in "virginia normal" which is a group dedicated to marijuana reform and they say they're glad to see a bi-partisan effort to reduce penatlies . we don't often see that in many issues at all, but they are working together because i think they recognize that our current situation of putting people in jail and arresting, is just
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there are two other senate bills and so far no vote has been made to approve or deny the bills. two years after one of the worst coal ash spills in u.s. history, the country's largest electric company is digging up and hauling away the residue. the 2014 disaster polluted the dan river and led legislators to order duke energy to close all of its coal ash pits in north carolina by 2029. it's also closing its south carolina pits. the bill for a long-delayed cost of burning coal for power could burden consumers. duke energy faces about $4 billion in cleanup costs. if it's all passed along to customers, it could add $18 per year to power bills.### today: scattered wintry mix with highs in the
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tonight: light scattered snow showers with lows in the upper 20s tuesday: scattered snow showers with highs in the upper 30s wednesday: light snow for our western counties.flurr ies for everyone else.highs in the lower 30s thursday: increasing sunshine with highs in the upper 20s friday: increasing clouds with highs in the upper 30s.late-day & overnight snow showers possible saturday: morning & early
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here's a look at "five things you need to know" before you head out the door this morning. the mother of a 5-year-old boy who died in a septic tank is due in court on abuse and neglect charges. ashley white's jury trial is scheduled to begin today. noah thomas body was found in a septic tank near the family's home following a four day search.
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tonight the virgina tech community will honor nicole lovell. the 13 year old's body was found last weekend. organizers are planning a candlight vigil on college avenue.. it starts at 7:30. there will be speakers, a hymn, and a moment of silence. a former town of bedford police officer has been indicted by a grand jury on six felony counts of child pornography. "brian mcalexander" was arrested in henry county. police say he became the target of a child exploitation case in 2015. this is a live look from boston, massachusets... this area and much of the northeast under a blizzard warning. we're also expecting some snow showers in our area... some schools are taking precautions ... right now craig county is dismissing students at 12:30 pm. today: scattered wintry mix with highs in the middle 40s tonight: light scattered snow showers with lows in the upper 20s tuesday: scattered snow showers with highs in the upper 30s super bowl 50. they'll talk with peyton manning on whether this was his last game. here's a live look at roanoke
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good morning. rocky mountain high. >> pressure and cuts. the ball is out. in the end zone. >> the denver broncos win the super bowl, upsetting the carolina panthers, 24-10. peyton manning, the oldest winning quarterback in super bowl history. was it h last game? we'll ask him this morning. plus, all the highlights from the game. >> vaughn miller did it again. >> the star-studded halftime show. and, of course, the commercials. >> puppy monkey baby. fighting back. >> you said the same thing three or four times. i'll say it again. >> marco rubio forced to defend why he repeated the same message four times during the debate. while bill clinton blasts bernie sanders supporters for going
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