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to serve seems to me to be a big use of resources and money that is unnecessary, and for us personally, it would be compassionate." harrington has been active in the community since her daughter's murder. tonight... her organization... 'help save the next girl'... is hosting a fundraising event in roanoke. new details in friday's roanoke county officer involved shooting. police say .. 18- year-old kionte deshaun spencer died after being shot twice by roanoke county police. police say ... he was found carrying what they believed to be a handgun near the cave spring shopping area... but it was a b-b pistol air gun. after ignoring repeated demands to drop his weapon, two officers deployed their tasers. the tasers were ineffective. that's when they shot spencer twice, hitting him in the hip and collarbone. wsls10's christina craig was able to talk to spencer's brother and joins us live. christina, i understand the brothers talked regularly? yes, i spoke with spencer's
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in fact, he was waiting right outside of the roanoke county public safety building at the same time as the news conference. spencer was hoping to find out more about his brother's death. while the brothers didn't live together, spencer says ... they talked about 4 times a week. the last time he spoke with his brother was just hours before the shooting. carl spencer, subject's brother: "that's what makes it so crazy. and, that's another reason why i came here, because this is not sitting right with me. i'll never be able to get over him until i find out what happened." spencer says his brother lived in an independent living program and prior to that was housed in a local department of social services. we are still learning more information about this roanoke county officer involved shooting. an internal investigation is underway to make sure protocol was followed. we also reached out to the school and living program that spencer attended. we'll have more information tonight at 6. reporting live in roanoke county, christina craig, wsls10. a woodbridge man admits to the
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today... army staff sergeant ronald hamilton appeared in court for the saturday shootings. court records show he admitted to shooting his wife and three police officers. one of those officers died. hamilton is now charged with both murder and capital murder. he's being held without bond. a top white house hopeful touched down in south- west virginia today. donald trump... the g-o-p's top polling candidate... spoke at radford university. the candidate didn't pull his punches when talking about his political rivals. he also talked about his platform... and the changes he'd make... if elected president. wsls 10's ananda rochita is live in radford tonight. ananda what were some of topics that got the most attention from the crowd? there was a lot of cheering inside the dedmon center this afternoon and it was mostly for jobs and building a border wall with mexico. the energy from the crowd isn't out of the ordinary for
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will coffey, a student at virginia tech, went with his friends to see the excitement for himself. will coffey/student 13:28:09 it was a great opportunity to hear him talk live. i've heard him talk on tv. nats line people waited in line early this morning to get a chance to hear trump speak. he talked about what he wants to do ... if elected president ... like build a border wall with mexico. he compared it to the great wall of china. donald trump 12:39:05 i'm gonna make my wall higher than china's wall ... we're gonna make it big. we're gonna make it so beautiful. and they're gonna name it the trump wall and i want it to be real good looking. he also didn't hesitate to take jabs at the other candidates like marco rubio. donald trump - 12:28:30 you wind him up and he talks. we call him the robot. we call him the lightweight robot he even took a jab at the press saying he considers only 10 percent outstanding. donald
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13:32:26 i'm dealing with some real sleaze bags up here ... i think the press is worse ok. they're worse than the politicians. however not everyone was here for the entertainment. many are interested about trump's ideas and believe he would be a good president. joann shewey/ wytheville resident - 13:34:40 it was a big thing for my kids i just thought this was a moment in time that we'll never have again. 13:34:43 trump is making another stop in georgia tonight and will be in ohio and kentucky on super tuesday. at six i'll have more on his stance on jobs that got the crowd cheering. in radford ananda rochita wsls 10. radford students started reacting to donald trump's visit long before he arrived on campus. when the appearance was announced last week... several students planned protests... like a read-in. others grabbed tickets... in the hopes of greeting trump with empty bleachers. today... tension from students opposing trump was apparent... with several getting kicked out of the rally. wsls 10's bethany teague joins us live from radford university.
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we knew that while many here in the radford community were excited to see donald trump, he would not be greeted with open arms by everybody on campus. today, the tension boiled over minutes into his speech. it started when one protester inside begin raising his voice. trump then stopped his speech to have that student kicked out. then, dozens more followed suit and were escorted out as well. protesters were instructed not to be disruptive inside, but many feel they have a right to have their voices heard no matter what. ru student michael marmol was the first to be thrown out after yelling out that trump hired illegal immigrants. trump claims there were 11 thousand people trying to attend today. that number has not been officially verified. coming up at six, we'll hear about specific concerns protesters had, and why many chose to walk out voluntarily. we know dozens were kicked out
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what did they say when they came outside? many of them came outside chanting black lives matter. others were holding up peace signs or shouting expletives. live in radford bethany teague wsls 10. the controversy surrounding trump's visit doesn't just involve the students. a photographer covering the event says he was knocked to the ground by a secret service agent. time magazine photographer chris morris says ... he stepped 18 inches outside the media pen when a secret service agent put his hands around his neck. morris was escorted out of the rally and detained before
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a representative with trump's campaign says .. they're aware of the incident but don't have all the details. the secret service says .. it's investigating the circumstances of this incident. donald trump isn't the only one reaching out to new voters ahead of super tuesday. senator ted cruz is campaigning in the lone star state. senator marco rubio is also at home today... he's in florida... a make it or break state for his campaign. hillary clinton followed in the steps of the g-o-p front runner... touring parts of the commonwealth today... while her democratic rival... senator bernie sanders... campaigned in minnesota... a state he hopes to win. tomorrow is super tuesday... a chance for virginia voters to make their choice on who will represent each political party in the race for president. voters in roanoke will see a change this year... as this is the first election that a new voter precinct realignment is in effect. at its highest level... the city of roanoke was made up of 32 precincts. after the changes... there
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including seven new voting locations. "we've sent out notices to over sixty-thousand voters and hopefully everyone has paid attention to where they'll be voting now because most voting locations will have changed." the change is all in an effort to even out the precincts and cut down on the time voters spend waiting in line at the polls. tomorrow morning polls across the state will open at six a-m. for more information on where to vote... the documents you need to bring... and general information about super tuesday... visit our website... w-s-l-s dot com. and be sure to tune in to w-s-l-s ten tomorrow. our w-s-l-s ten news team will cover tomorrow's races closely... and bring you the latest results. the american red cross is known for helping those in need. but to be able to do that... the non-profit relies on donations. one thing it's currently in need of is blood. and that's where we come in. w-s-l-s ten is hosting the 10 cares blood drive next wednesday... march 9-th... from noon until 5... at the american red cross donor center in downtown
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not only will donors be saving lives through their donations... but center in the square is also offering donors a 50-percent discount on admission to several local museums. in your w-s-l-s ten timesaver traffic report... currently... we aren't seeing any major accidents and delays... so drivers can expect a smooth ride home. alzheimer's patients agree to participate in a study... which could lead to new treatments for the deadly disease. but volunteers won't benefit
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this is a live look from our look from our downtown roanoke sky cam. we enjoyed a very nice weekend and that beautiful outdoor weather continued into monday. temperatures were again into the 60s under lots of sunshine. things will start to change for us again soon though. tonight: mostly clear and chilly with lows in the mid-to-upper 30s. tuesday: morning sun gives way to more afternoon clouds with a few showers late in the mountains. still warm with winds increasing.hig
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tuesday night more specifically, probably tuesday evening will be our best chance for showers and storms as another powerful cold front will cross our region. there could be a couple of strong-to- severe storms that accompany this disturbance tuesday evening, with damaging wind looking to be the main threat. some heavy rain is possible too. most of the rain is gone wednesday morning.altho ugh i cannot rule a stray
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wednesday will then see increasing sunshine, but it will be breezy with highs in the lower 50s. however, temperatures will probably fall into the 40s by around lunch-time. thursday will again begin dry, but by afternoon, we will have the chance for scattered rain showers. those rain showers could changeover to some snow thursday night, before ending friday morning. it is too early to speculate as to how much snow may fall, but it appears a light
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possible. by midday friday, the sun should be back out. highs on both thursday and friday will top out in the middle 40s. the upcoming weekend does not look too bad. saturday could see a few showers under bring you tonight on wsls ten at 5:30. a henry county man helps save his neighbor's life... after the mobile home he lived in ... caught on fire. how he was able to get the victim to safety.
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scientists are working on a new way to identify alzheimer's disease. they're using brain scans to identify whether the build up of two types of protein cause the memory loss associated with the deadly disease. however... the presence of one of the proteins can only be confirmed through an autopsy... so volunteers aren't enrolling to save their lives... but to help millions of others. dr. stephen salloway / director, butler hospital's memory and aging program butt to:1:37 - 1:41 "what i'm so moved about is the volunteerism." ashley medina, daughter "i know that she, herself would want to help others." through the autopsy... researchers can prove the protein is in the alzheimer's brain and not the normal brain... which could lead to new treatments. currently... there is some hope of delaying the disease for people at risk of developing alzheimer's. mayo clinic scientists scanned the brains of adults who carry the gene linked to the disease. they found those with the gene appeared to reduce their risk
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through higher education and stimulating mental activity. aside from engaging in mental exercises... you can keep your brain healthy by eating certain foods. doctors say blueberries are one of the best things you can eat to keep your wits sharp. reserchers have found blueberries may be effective in improving or delaying short term memory loss. broccoli is known to enhance cognitive function and improve brainpower. and nuts are good sources of vitamin e... which has been linked to less cognitive decline as you age. there's a way for you to improve your fitness... and local schools as well. details... in tonight's
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wsls ten's jenna zibton explains what the money is used for in tonight's education matters. the "roanoke county schools education foundation" gives out thousands of dollars every year to students and teachers. since 1991... they've given out nearly $2 million dollars in grants and scholarships. vo the non-profit is gearing up for it's third annual "backpack run".. 5-k race. the group gave out about $60- thousand dollars in scholarships for seniors... and about $20- thousand in classroom grants last year.... to help teachers pay for things like fun reading books in the classroom. they're trying to give out even more money. sot chuck lionberger, roanoke county schools spokesperson "we want to try and encourage our students to be successful and success is not just in the classroom. success is also in life and being healthy. we wanted to provide an event where we could encourage healthy activity among community." cont vo the backpack run is named because of an extra challenge you can take.
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it with school supplies... and run with it. everything will be donated to students in need. the 5-k is next month... at green hill park. you can register online... we've put a link on wsls dot com. jenna zibton, wsls 10. our 90 minutes of news continues next. stay with us for w-s-l-s ten at
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harrington's mother gil describes the news jesse matthew junior is expected to enter a plea deal in the hannah cases. matthew is facing adbuction and murder charges in the cases which were scheduled to go to trial later this year. i spoke with mrs. harrington this afternoon and she tells me they are very relieved. she says she's glad the lawyers were able to successfully come to what she describes as the most logical and compassionate resolution. she tells me it's logical because of the expense of going through two more trials when matthew a sexual assualt case in fairfax. gil harrington says it's compassionate for them because it's been 6 1/2 years since morgan disappeared and it's been daunting for them. matthew's hearing will take place wednesday at 1:30. a henry county man is lucky to

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