tv Mornin CBS February 2, 2016 6:00am-7:00am EST
quick trial. the two suspects accused of killing blacksburg 13- year- old nicole lovell make their first court appearance. we'll hear from one of nicole's family members. a judge convicts vincent earl spinner of kiling his father-in- law in campbell county. what prosecutors say was the motive for the murder. and, should you do it yourself, when it comes to filing your taxes? in this week's consumer watchdog, the advantages of hiring a tax professional and how to choose the right one for you. good morning, it's just about 6 o'clock on tuesday, february 2. he are very thick fog to do so i so will extra time this week is a view from blacksburg the forcing can become it into now but using can and him you now but using can see way in the
this morning look at a latest his abilities down the mile or less across the rolling valley galax down about a third of a mile so that's of the siege traveling up-and-down interstate eighty one in the interstate seventy seven corba or just keep that in mind it's can a be foggy hot springs zero visibility. so stuff to see all of the hits morning lotta looking there it is very thick fog warm-up into the two virginia tech students charged in the death of blacksburg teen nicole lovell made their first appearence in court. david eisenhauer and natalie keepers are both from maryland and are in jail without bond. eisenhauer is charged with first degree murder and abduction of lovell. the court yesterday appointed chris tuck to represent him. according to arrest warrants, eisenhauer did not use a gun in her death. he told law enforcement after he was arrested, "i believe the truth will set me free." keepers requested her own attorney, kris olin. she is charged with disposing of a dead body and being an
fact. lovell's youth pastor says she was a teen leader at auburn baptist church in riner. nicole's family says they want to remember her the way she was. (sot: ruth ann leonard/nicole's great aunt) (va tech murder intv "i don't want them to remember her from all the headlines and all the bad negative things. i would like for them to just see her as we did as such a beautiful, sweet, loving child." lovell went missing wednesday in blacksburg. her body was found in surry county, north carolina. charges being filed is little solace to nicole's friends and classmates at blacksburg middle school. the school system says they spent time talking with students in small groups yesterday to inform and answer questions about what happened this weekend. there is also help for teachers, staff, and parents. but most importantly, there's places for students to go when they need to talk about the tragedy. brenda drake, public information officer, montgomery county schools: "we've got safe spaces in every wing of the building so if a student needs to step out to talk or
they're just having a little trouble handling the day they have a place where there's a trusted, trained adult that they can go and spend some time and get back to class they're able." the school says it will offer these services as long as anyone needs them. a franklin county woman accused of killing a 3-year-old boy she was caring for has been indicted by a grand jury. hope mcvey perdue is charged with second-degree murder and felony child abuse. callen mullins died last may investigators previously said that mullins died from blunt force trauma. her husband told deputies that the boy appeared to have been severely beaten when he found him. perdue is due back in court april 26th. two people were sent to the hospotal after a shooting in danville. police responded to mount vernon avenue just after seven last night and found randolph neal shot. he told officers two men approached him and demanded money before one of them shot him several times. a short time later, another person went outside when they heard a loud noise. police say one of the men shot him on virginia avenue.
released. authorities have identified the two people involved in a deadly train crash in roanoke county. investigators say a work truck was sitting on the crossing at spring hollow access road when it was hit by a norfolk southern train just before noon yesterday. the truck then burst into flames. william lineberry was in the truck at the time, and died at the scene. johnny collins went to the hospital with serious injuries. no one on the train was hurt. ((cold toss to brent)) it'sit's move van notice right now producing some rain and even some snow across parts of the plane states today. of course groundhog day and will punxsutawney phil of the many other official groundhogs see their shadow if there's no shadow that mean spring is coming soon in the eyes of the folklore in this could see you shadow six more weeks of
ready for the big reveal and him punxsutawney pennsylvania will check in with that perhaps later thick fog this morning to about nine o'clock they were getting keep the clouds and drizzle linger longer through the day rain arrives on wednesday that line will move through katie rule out some storms with that along with gusty winds up today we are expecting those high temperatures in the mid- and upper forties not legible warm-up where we are right now fact that slight teens of some drizzle lingering through lynchburg also the danville today with temperatures around fifty degrees for your highthe the new river valley expecting upper 40s and jump outside of the waves were to be mid-50s towards tabs well and the allegheny highlands the be locked in with those clouds all the drizzle through the day forties for highs are low-pressure system is just to the west is a cold front associated with it gets it right there starting the lineup with tapping is a jetstream diving down into the golf now started pick up some of that moisture this is the live it would have our way tomorrow so overnight we will have clouds and occasional
of rain it even some isolated thunderstorms a will move during the day tomorrow so by late morning new river valley rona valley and endure the afternoon indigents over the lynchburg in danville that's will see the heaviest of rain for you tomorrow and then it clears out just-in-time for the rest of the week brings in some cooler air using the seventy forecast we got i temperatures running in the sixties tomorrow and then forties on thursday that 60s tomorrow and then 40s on thursday that continues into plans no problems travel wise with highs in the has been selected in roanoke for the murder case of waynesboro police reserve captain kevin quick. six gang members are accused of the murder two years ago. 87 jurors from the original pool of nearly 120 will be back in court today when it will be narrowed down to 12 jurors and 4 alternates. the case moved to roanoke after a judge declared a mistrial in may.
requested the judge move the case back to charlottesville because of pre-trial publicity in roanoke among other reasons. (fred heblick/defense attorney):"the reasons that were given by the court to make the transfer we felt hadn't exactly, haven't lived up to its billing. the advantages that had been suggested in moving the case to roanoke hadn't really materalized." that request was denied. opening arguments may begin this afternoon. a man has been found guilty of murdering his estranged relative in campbell county. a judge convicted vincent earl spinner yesterday afternoon on counts of first degree murder and robbery. prosecutors say he stabbed his father- in-law, james payne, 25 times. the crime happened at payne's home in evington back in august of 20-12. the commonwealth's attorney said spinner needed money to fund a cocaine habit. when payne refused to help, prosecutors say spinner killed him and took his wallet. payne's son offered a brief statement
keith payne/son: "it's a sad time for both of our families, what has happened here, but this does give us some sort of closure." spinner faces up to life in prison when he's formally sentenced at a later date. a danville neighborhood's on edge after a suspcious man was reported to police. this video from a person living on north woodberry avenue said sunday night, the man rang his doorbell, then tried turning the doorknob as if trying to get inside. after the homeowner confronted the man, he took off to another house before running off. we've blurred out his face because he has not been charged with a crime. the homeowner said others saw a suspicious person outside their homes. police are looking for the man and are stepping up patrols in the neighborhood. some folks in wythe county might experience some temporary disruptions with their water service today. it will effect people who live along old bank road in the speedwell community through thursday. the water disruption is because of ongoing road work the virginia department of transportation is doing to improve state route 619,
crews will be replacing and as part of a six-year re-align portions of the road to make it safer for drivers. us, and trying to do it yourself can be a daunting task. so, how do you choose a professional to help you? in this week's consumer watchdog, we're talking with david kembel of kembel tax service for some advice. good morning, david. thanks for being here. kimberly mcbroom/wdbj7: off, how should we go about choosing a tax preparer, especially for the first time? david kembel/kembel tax service: first, i'd recommend a preparer with experience. being in business a long time should mean something. someone that's open year round would be good. if you need help in august, you should be able to get in touch with your preparer. i'd be careful having your taxes prepared at a grocery store, or a used car lot. enrolled agents are credentials that allow preparers to argue your case in irs tax court. you want a preparer getting continuing education every
and ask for referrals. kimberly mcbroom/wdbj7: how much in general should a person expect to pay for the service? david kembel/kembel tax service: as for prices, i'd estimate that we independent preparers probably all charge about the same. within a few dollars. cpa's are going to charge more, as well they should. not everyone needs a cpa though. i would think businesses and such. expect to pay anywhere from 80 dollars to as much as 300. kimberly mcbroom/wdbj7: is there a time when it's okay to just try doing your taxes yourself? if maybe it's not worth the cost of paying someone? if you'd like to find
we'll post a ink to the irs on our web site, wdbj7-dot-com. one lane of interstate 77 is still closed after a tractor trailer accident damaged a bridge at the hillsville exit. coming up in your i-hometown traffic report, why it may take a while for that lane to reopen. drones were a popular gift at christmas, and more and more are taking fllight here in western virginia. but what happens when they come too close to a medical helicopter. coming up, we'll preview a forum this weekend, that's
drone safety. it could be a few more days before i- 77 south is completely re- opened in carroll county. an incident involving several vehicles damaged a bridge yesterday near exit 14, which is for hillsville. crews were able to open one lane there earlier this morning. the right lane will not open until workers can finish fixing the bridge. the detour has been removed. you'll want to expect delays in that area. a section of prices fork road in blacksburg could get congested while workers create new medians. one lane will close in both directions
p-m today and tomorrow. that's happening close to huntington lane. this is a live look at i-581 in roanoke from wdbj7's hotel camera. you can see that it's foggy and a little slick out there right now. as the popularity of drones has taken off, so have concerns about their safe operation, especially when there are potential conflicts with other aircraft. wdbj7's joe dashiell is here to talk about a forum carilion clinic life- guard is hosting this focus on drone safety. kimberly, drones are giving hobbyists a birds eye view that wasn't available just a few years ago, and the development of drone technology promises airborne deliveries and other valuable services we can't even imagine yet. but they are also interfering with other aircraft, including the medical helicopters that serve carilion clinic. joining us this morning is susan life-guard program director.
forum on saturday? 4. life-guard pilots and flight crew members will be there. what will you talk about? 5. what's the bottom line message you hope to share? the open forum on drones is scheduled saturday from 2 - 4 pm at the life-guard roanoke hangar on mcclanahan street. this should be a great opportunity kimberly, for drone operators to learn about current rules and regulations, but also consider the best practices to operate their unmanned aerial vehicles safely. the weather this winter has already been pretty unusual. from record warmth to heavy snow, we'll take a look at how this year's el nino pattern has played a role. plus how climate
years to come. rainas they live picture from punxsutawney pennsylvania weather get ready for punxsutawney phil's big reveal you see that happens are rent seven thirties and are ready celebrating and i will commence and special gas there the weather very similar two hours so with the exception of the cloudiness is can a be cooler there today it will have a bit more sunshine will see what happens with built temperatures in the forties this morning a cool start to the day that cool weather started to develop some fault overnight in out pretty thick in a and many locations is morning so along interstate eighty one quarter work seventy seven corba or even up towards the alley any highlands thick fog just look out the that this morning cloudy skies linger through
mid- forties were in warm-up just a little bit notice a jump out of the clouds up pennsylvania and you got the overall sunny skies there were get a be locked in with that wedge today and then were tracking this cold front the will move through during the day tomorrow this will take a fairly strong one to know tonight lows of in a drop into the forties soaks only dropping off about five eight degrees from our daytime highs today it will be cloudy occasional showers here. there and the relook annette a better chance of rain with this cold front tomorrow the timing of this looks like it's can be moving in late morning in the west of the new river valley. the allegheny highlands rolling valley late morning early afternoon and in lynchburg in danville bring in that rain to you probably by the afternoon it's follow that out by colder air moves in here during the day thursday see can see what happens tomorrow then impact day for rain and gusty wind katie rule out a rumble of thunder tomorrow sixty two degrees the high will drop into the 40s
the weekend so we had in twenty fifteen as the warmest on a records and only to later we had a foot of snow severe weather is him and more on her recent years you're not a lot this morning a take a look at how el nio's plane apart in the changes and how climate ch sweating to december's record heat? it wasn't just a local winter heat wave. it was a second year in a row earth's surface temperatures were the warmest since modern record keeping began in 1880. gavin schmidt/director of goddard institute for space studies: 2014 was also a record warm year, but just by a little bit. 2015 blew it into the grass. so, if the world is getting warmer, why were we stuck shoveling a foot of snow? research suggests a warming planet will produce shorter winter seasons, with less snow overall. however, because of more moisture in the
snowstorms do occur, they will be big. produce shorter winter seasons, with less snow overall. however, because of more moisture in the atmosphere, when snowstorms do occur, they will be big. sean sublette/ meteorologist, climate central: now, there may be fewer snowstorms overall, but remember that higher temperatures lead to more water evaporating into storms. in turn, this means there is more water available for precipitation, which can be snow as well as rain. the warmer the atmosphere gets the more moisture it can hold. so when cold air and moisture meet up, snowstorms could get even bigger. research shows a 30% increase in heavy precipitation events across the south, including virginia. the oceans are also getting warmer which adds even more fuel to the storm. if you look at the frequency of foot- plus snowstorms, there used to be an average of 4 years between big storms. now they're getting
nats of music nats of music video of a retiring el paso sheriff's deputy doing the whip/nae nae dance in an elevator is making its rounds on the internet! and why wouldn't it? the deputy is retiring after 29 years of service, so he celebrated with some cool dance moves! another deputy entered the elevator and cut a rug with him. the dance party briefly stopped when a ranking officer entered, but then quickly picked back up. the democratic
an e. coli outbreak. the iowa caucuses are over, and mike huckabee and martin o'malley have both announced they're dropping out of the presidential race. marlie hall tells us who ended up with the most votes last night, and which race is still too close to call. the democratic contest in iowa remains unresolved this morning...with hillary clinton and bernie sanders still locked in a draw. both candidates addressed their supporters late last
being counted: (sot hillary clinton) i want you to know i will keep standing for you; i will keep fighting for you (sot bernie sanders) we are going to create an economy that works for working families not just for the billionaire class the virtual tie means both candidates will likely leave iowa with roughly the same number of delegates. but pundits say the result doesn't bode well for sanders: (sot cbs n analyst) this was a must-win night for bernie, and a tie is probably not going to cut it. he didn't turn out the quote- unquote obama coalition as he would have hoped. (standup marlie hall cbs news des moines, ia) republican turnout here in iowa shattered records...as voters handed victory to ted cruz over donald trump. (sot ted cruz) tonight is a victory for grassroots (sot donald trump) we finished second, and i want to tell you something i'm just honored. all eyes are now on marco rubio - who pulled away with a third place finish last night, only trailing trump by one percent. (sot steve chaggaris) it's not only going to be cruz
after rubio it's going to be bush and christie. the focus of the 2016 presidential campaign now shifts to new hampshire...which holds the first in the nation primary next week. marlie hall cbs news des moines, iowa. the world health organization has declared the zika virus outbreak a global health emergency. the mosquito-borne virus seems to be the cause of severe birth defects in thousands of babies across latin america and the caribbean. the birth defect is called microcephaly, which causes babies to be born with abnormally small heads. though the link between the virus and microcephaly has not yet been scientifically proven, there is a strong connection.. (doctor margaret chan/director- general world health organization): the clusters of microcephaly and other neurological complications constitute an extraordinary event and a public health threat to other parts of the world. more than 41- hundred suspected cases have been reported in brazil. there could be as many as 4-million
americas over the next year. it's groundhog day! that means the famous "punxsutawney phil" will make his annual weather prediction. the u-s gets six more weeks of winter if he sees his shadow this morning. but if he doesn't, an early spring should be on the way. the groundhog's predictions aren't exactly reliable -- he's been wrong 15 times since 19-88. last year, he saw temperatures were above average in march. ((cold toss w/stinger)) groundhoghe are now it's can be covered here lately our wettest in the also down sixties one-day forties the next out they will those fireworks punxsutawney phil probably run into the hills push for this morning i contain to that we have locally a lot of fog so we have any local groundhog sue probably will not see the shadow today because of that
busstop this morning just slowdown watch out for the kids because it stuff to see visibility down will quarter of a mile or less in a lotta locations a notice of the temperatures do not go up all that much at all so forty three at the busstop this morning the kids had home only rent 48 that a be cool day much cooler than yesterday clouds drizzle occasionally today we will keep the fog around through about mid morning fifty five high danville martinsville about forty seven a royal oak fifty degrees and galax and forty one and hot springs lows tonight in the low forties again the temperature fluctuation not really all that drastic anywhere from about five eight degrees from our morning highs and are lows the cool weather will stick in place pretty much thanks to those waves of the settle land and that's keep in the cool
had up towards pennsylvania it's actually clear skies so fill may see his shadow up there today low-pressure out of the west. this is are cold front the will move through during the day tomorrow you can artie see some of that moisture moving it in advance of that from the gulf of mexico and this is what will bring a some rain during the day tomorrow a soaker about half an inch to as much is an inch could have gusty winds with that the severe potential looks what would could have a few thunderstorms as it arrives tomorrow the timing of that looks like late morning and the new river valley rona valley and in afternoon and lynchburg in danville looking at the seventy forecast again see what happens temperature wise we go from the sixties tomorrow to the forties behind that front which is about where we should be for this time of year the things can a settled down at the super bowl weekend with sunshine and out with temperatures the chicago police officer accused of killing quintonio legrier plans to sue the teen's estate. back in december, officer robert rialmo responded to a domestic disturbance involving legrier, and fatally shot both him and neighbor bettie jones. rialmo now plans to sue because of the emotional distress and trauma he suffered from the shooting. his attorney said the incident has affected rialmo greatly. in response, the attorney for neighbor bettie jones is making sure
case stays public. (larry rogers, jr. / jones family attorney): we've tried to reiterate at every hearing, that we will resist and object to the entry of any protective order, over what we think is the public's information. he's in the process of gathering materials such as videos from the area during the shooting and text messages between officer rialmo and his partner from that night. chiptole is planning deep discounts for super bowl weekend to win back customers. this comes after an e. coli outbreak made dozens of customers sick in several states. shares of chipotle stock spiked almost five percent on news the outbreak appears the cause is still unknown. next monday chiptole will briefly close all of its restaurants to talk to employees about tightening food safety measures. representative: "we are moving forward we got lots of wood to sell and we are hoping our customers will come back." lumber liquidators move forward after being sentenced for illegally trafficking lumber into the u.s. largest specialty retailers of wood flooring in america, and is headquartered
lumber liquidators will pay more than 13-million dollars in fines and restitution. this past october, the company pleaded guilty to felony and misdemeanor charges of getting some of its wood from forests that are home to the endangered siberian tiger. officials in washington state want to raise the legal smoking age to 21. this time there's a bi-partisan movement to do it. a senate committee heard testimony that raising the age would reduce tobacco related deaths and prevent kids from getting addicted to nicotine. (bob ferguson, wa. attorney general) "there was a poll, it doesn't matter what political party you belong to, what part of the state you live in about 65 percent of washingtonians want this to pass." butt with (john wiesman, wa. secretary of health) "and the reason why we are doing this bill is because 90 percent of adults who give minors tobacco are under the age of 21." this would also make electronic cigarettes illegal, which vaping advocates objected to. they claim vaping gives 18 to 21 year olds addicted to tobacco an effective way to move away from nicotine. at this time, hawaii is the only state that has raised the legal
21. the national transportation safety board is pushing to lower the legal blood alcohol level. it's asking states to lower their legal limit from point zero-eight to point zero-five. leaders say it's a way to reduce alcohol-related road accidents. in the last 15-years, one-third of all highway deaths involved alcohol. video games are not just for kids -- parents are joining in on the fun as well. a recent survey showed parents like to easily control what their kids are seeing. it's easier for them to monitor video games rather than games on a computer or smart phone. consulting firm magid interviewed 3- thousand parents, finding that 92 percent of those whose kids play video games play along with them.. (mike vorhaus/president, magid advisors) "so this is not just a core device for hard core gamers. this is a family device. we like to think of it as the next new kitchen table in the family." the survey also found that parents say the games allow for family time. 6-year-old kaitlyn plays video games with her dad on saturday mornings.
play educational games, so she's learning and having fun. it's that time of year when the stomach bug is hitting. the virginia health department says it's seen an increase to people going to emergency rooms or urgent cares for gastroinestinal ilness. the health department says that surge signals that norovirus outbreaks will soon follow. washington and lee university reported an uptick in stomach illness among students the third week of january, but the school health center says the number of students coming in has dropped significantly since then. norovirus is easily spread from person to person especially in schools, daycare and group homes. the health deparrtment is advising if you have g-i illness stay home from work or school until vomiting and diarrhea are fully resolved to help limit the spread. you might run into some heavy fog as you head off to work today. we'll let you know about any other traffic alerts, next in your i-hometown traffic report. on thursday night, doctors and medical students will face each other in the docs for morgan basketball challenge. it's an event that
inspirationalskies cleared of it overnight in at lead to some patchy dense fault finding visibility down to a quarter-mile alas of a lotta locations were seeing the grain the deeper grays on the map that's were the fog is that thick us that's pretty much the interstate eighty one koror seventy seven koror and across the allegheny highlands just beware that this morning only warming to the mid-40s this afternoon a cool day will track that and tomorrow's rain in the first alert slow you down this morning in botetourt county. the northbound lanes of route 11 are closed by the ramps to route six-14, those lanes are supposed to re-open at 7-30 this morning. it could be a few more days before i- 77 south is completely re- opened in carroll county. an incident involving several vehicles damaged a bridge
14, which is for hillsville. crews were able to open one lane there earlier this morning. the right lane will not open until workers can finish fixing the bridge. the detour has been removed. danville drivers should expect delays for electrical work. both lanes of newton street will be closed between craghead street and lynn street. that's going on today through thursday from 7 a-m to 5 p-m. on thursday night, doctors and medical students will hit the hardwood at patrick henry high school. the docs for morgan basketball challenge honors the memory of morgan harrington, by raising money for a scholarship fund in her name. wdbj7's joe dashiell is talking this morning with morgan's father dan harrington. good morning kimberly. the docs for morgan basketball challenge is now in its 4th year. and we're happy to have dan harrington with us this morning. dan is morgan's father, and vice dean at the virginia tech carilion school of medicine. 1. dan, thank you for getting up with us
rooting for? docs for morgan is this thursday night at 7, at patrick henry high school. admission is free, but donations will be accepted at the door. this is the fourth year for the docs for morgan basketball challenge. and kimberly, organizers are hoping a large crowd will turn out thursday night at patrick henry high school. here's a look at what's trending on twitter this morning. texas senator ted cruz has won the republican caucus in iowa. he took 28 percent of the vote, with donald trump coming in a close second. -------- meanwhile mike huckabee is ending his campaign for president. the former arkansas governor made the announcement on twitter. -------- and, democratic candidate martin o'malley has also dropped out of the race. the former governor of maryland struggled to raise money and get numbers in the polls. his former oponents, hillary clinton and bernie sanders ended the night is a virtual tie. all eyes are now on new hampshire,
nation's first primary. birthdays for 2/2 (tuesday) leo bannister - buchanan patrick anderson - rocky mount - 9 taylor worrell - thaxton colin wayne riggins - galax - 1 kim woolwine - blacksburg bea price - martinsville - 88 june thomas - christiansburg - 67 cameron king - cascade - 17 valerie ramey - christiansburg joe glass - bassett keith hall - roanoke - 80 danny henley - dublin sara griffin - 30 eli duncan - newport - 11 gloria thomas - roanoke - 72
josh whorley - 34 daniel beverley - 31 these lil' chickies and lil' doggies are small, -but they're intense. -oh, yeah. small but intense like my niece, hannah. oh, yeah. and you, uh, take karate? yeah she does. show him how intense you are, hannah. -yah! yah! ah! -(karate sounds) oh, my... hey! yes! now finish him. -bow to her, peter. -i'm not gonna bow to a... bow to her, peter. (gong) big flavor in a little package.
place overnight skies cleared just a little bit and we had yesterdays rain of course reached the dewpoint him now we got fault like in with the clouds all the way down into the mountains of north carolina and tennessee this is that waves it we speak of you get outside of that sexy a be in this eighties down across parts of the south day even 80 in miami but there's a cold front right in there you can see it very very clearly fifty six in kansas city but sixty six and dallas and were getting get that cold front moving through here tomorrow so today here's a look at your highs mainly the forties in most warm-up about four to eight degrees or more you are right now that's about it with the clouds still lingering artie already finding some showers ahead of are cold front this is the one the will move through during the day tomorrow susan a look at that the soaking rain anywhere from a half an inch to as much is an inch possible add to that little the snow melt than that may bring those creeks and streams up were not expecting any widespread flooding by any means also if any of though
bring some gusty winds with the front itself not expecting any severe weather so just an isolated storm or two but that's about it and the time you lorraine tomorrow skinny come through late morning so between say seven eight nine in the new river valley. the allegheny highlands between say nine a noon for the rona valley and in this chance over the lynchburg in danville during the afternoon clears out for the second half of the we can impact by late tomorrow should be adding here with increasing sunshine on the way for thursday and will bring much cooler temperatures that with highs only in the forties for the we can lows in the 20s a we two virginia tech students charged in the death of blacksburg teen nicole lovell made their first court appearence. david eisenhauer and natalie keepers are both from maryland and are in jail without bond. eisenhauer is charged with first degree murder and abduction of lovell. the court appointed chris tuck to represent him. according to arrest warrants, eisenhauer did not use a gun in her death. he told law enforcement after he was arrested, "i
set me free." keepers requested her own attorney, kris olin. she is charged with disposing of a dead body and being an accessory after the fact. lovell went missing blacksburg. her body was found in surry county, north carolina. identified the two people involved in a investigators say a work truck was sitting on the crossing at access road when it was hit by a norfolk southern train just before noon. into flames. william lineberry was in the truck at the scene. johnny collins went to the hospital with serious injuries. a potential juror pool has been selected in roanoke for the murder case of waynesboro police reserve captain kevin quick. are accused of the murder two years ago. 87 jurors from the original pool of nearly 120 will be back in court today when it will be narrowed down to 12 jurors the case moved to roanoke after a judge declared a mistrial in may. opening arguments
afternoon. a man has been found guilty of murdering his estranged relative in campbell county. a judge convicted vincent earl spinner yesterday afternoon on counts of first degree murder and robbery. prosecutors say he stabbed his father- in-law, james payne, 25 times. the crime happened at payne's home in evington back in august of 20-12. the commonwealth's attorney said spinner needed money to fund a cocaine habit. spinner faces up to life in prison when he's formally sentenced at a later date. it's the end of the road for two presidential candidates after last night's caucus in iowa. democrat martin o'malley and republican mike huckabee both ended their races. but the democratic contest is still too close to call, with hillary clinton and bernie sanders in a tie. that means both candidates will most likely leave iowa with about the same number of delegates. ted cruz got the victory on the republican side, with donald trump in second. the focus now shifts to new hampshire, which holds the nation's first primary next week.
organization has declared the zika virus outbreak a global health emergency. the mosquito-borne virus seems to be the cause of severe birth defects in thousands of babies across latin america and the caribbean. the birth defect is called microcephaly, which causes babies to be born with abnormally small heads. more than 41- hundred suspected cases have been reported in brazil. there could be as many as 4-million cases in the americas over the
new this morning: leaders in botetourt county are putting a plan to move two former slave buildings on hold. the delay will allow more time for a detailed search of unmarked graves in the area. the delay was spelled out in court papers yesterday. while some archaeological studies at the site have found no burial grounds, the county has agreed that additional digging is