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good morning, it's friday, january 29th. thanks for starting your day off with good day virginia. i'm january keaton. and i'm kyle benjamin. we do have 2 school delays to tell you about. craig county is opening two hours late. buses in bedford county will operate on snow routes, but school will open at regular time. 67 people are facing nearly 2- hundred drug charges as part of a widespread drug roundup effort throughout southwest virginia by the alleghany highlands drug task force. operation deep freeze happens quarterly throughout the region, and targets illegal
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possession and trafficking. those arrested face multiple charges related to marijuana, cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine.anyone with any information on illegal drug activity in the area are asked to call police. drug abuse also a hot button issue on capitol hill. the senate judiciary committee held a hearing on heroin and prescription drug addiction. senators say *two things* are key to successfully combat this national epidemic. "if we don't get the support and treatment for those who are struggling with addiction and deal with the underlying issues, we are not going to solve this problem." according to the national institute on drug abuse, drug overdose deaths involving prescription opioid pain relievers have more than quadrupled since 1999. heroin deaths-- five times higher since 2002. police in lynchburg are continuing to try and solve a string of burglaries they believe are connected.police say people reported nine burglaries on pulaski, york,
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payne streets since january 2nd. most have happened during the day, and the suspects took electronics, clothing, and guns. anyone with information should call lynchburg police. hundreds of officers remain in blacksburg searching for 13-year-old nichole lovell she was last seen around midnight wednesday morning. finding nicholle is urgent, because she needs medication for a liver transplant. state and local police working around the clock-- even using a drone-- to try and find lovell. the national non- profit "help save the next girl" joining in the search-- getting the word out on social media. an annonymous tip line has been set up as well. if you know anything about the whereabouts of nichole lovell, that number is on your screen now. six people are dead after an apparent murder-suicide on virginia's eastern shore. officers found a body inside this home...and further investigation led them to another home a few blocks away. an armed person inside that
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several hours, police entered the home and found five people dead.police believe all six dead are related, but they are trying to determine what happened. a cold front will move through the region from the northwest overnight...bringing windy conditions to the mountains along withincreasing snow showers. high pressure follows the front fridayresulting in a brief shot of colder weather into friday night.the high passes offshore saturday allowing for a quick rebound to much milder weather for the
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washington, dc banned on-street parking when the winter storm hit so snow plows could get through without trouble. since then, the city handed out more than one- million-dollars in fines.each of those tickets cost about 250-bucks.the city also towed about 7-hundred vehicles. wfxr news is your local election headquarters. just days before the caucuses, republicans took the stage in iowa to convince voters they're the right choice for president. even though the republican front-runner didn't participate, donald trump still dominated part of the debate. mary moloney takes us there. : "let's address the elephant not in the room tonight. donald trump has chosen not to attend." presidential candidate: "i'm a maniac and everyone on this stage is stupid, fat, and ugly. and ben, you are a terrible surgeon. now, that we've gotten the donald trump portion out of the way."
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not about donald trump, he's an entertaining guy, he's the greatest show on earth." presidential candidate: "i kind of miss donald trump. he was a little teddy bear to me." also in iowa -- donald trump -- putting on an event he says will honor veterans. presidential candidate: "look at all the cameras. like the academy awards, this is like the academy awards!"two other republican presidential candidates -- who also won past iowa caucuses -- were in attendance.governor mike huckabee and senator rick trump's absence from the main debate -- the spotlight fell on senator ted cruz. presidential candidate: "if you guys ask one more mean question, i may have to leave the stage."the other candidates tried to take the focus away from the circus and back to their own appeal to voters in iowa and beyond. presidential candidate: "there is no reason why you can't stand for principles, go and fight for them, and be able also to have to get things done in government." presidential candidate: "i don't think you have to give up your liberty for a false sense of security." presidential candidate: "there's three lanes, there's the establishment lane, the anti-establishment lane and the kasich lane. and the reason is i've been a reformer all of my career." presidential candidate: "i will gladly confess i am the only one on this stage with no political title." presidential candidate: "i guess i'm part of the establishment because barbara bush is my mom. i'll take that too. but this election is not about our
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about people who are really hurting and we need a leader that will fix things and that has a proven record to do it." i'm mary moloney reporting. bernie sanders bernie sanders says he's in good health.the presidential hopeful released a letter from his doctor on thursday.hillary clinton released her records last july. donald trump releasing a similar statement in december. if sanders wins the general election in november, he would be the oldest president ever elected.sanders would be 75 on inauguration day.ronald reagan- the current record holder...was 69.
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governor terry mcauliffe and republican leaders expected to announce they've struck a deal on virginia's gun regulations. mcauliffe agreed to legislation that says the state must recognize concealed- handgun permits from nearly all states, a reversal of attorney general mark herring's decision last month under the deal, the state would take guns away from anyone who has a two-year restraining order against them for domestic-violence. state police would also have to attend all gun shows to provide background checks for private sellers if they requested the service. a dollar tree in rocky mount could reopen this morning after a car barrelled through the front of the store. a viewer sent us this picture of the damage.the crash happend at the store located in the 200 block of old franklin turnpike on thursday. authorities say the driver may have had a medical emergency at the time.estimates put the damage to the store around 20 thousand dollars. when good day virginia
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professor fighting the ongoing flint water crisis .. spreading the word to the *public* about what's he's discovered. more on that meeting, coming up. plus.. devry deception?why the ftc says the university mislead students!you're watching good day virginia a cold front will move frustrated with your overactive bladder medicine not working? can't handle the side effects? botox treats symptoms of leaking, going too often, and the strong sudden need to go. ask your urologist if botox can help calm your bladder and reduce your daily leakage episodes. the effects of botox may spread hours to weeks after injection,
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federal morning: new this morning:task force formed.. with important one very formed.. with task force morning: new this new this morning: a federal task force formed.. with one very important mission-- to try and cure cancer! vice president joe biden who lost his son beau to cancer will lead the panel. biden's plan is to seek out both private and public resources to fight cancer. president obama said during his final state of the union, if we can send a man to the moon in 1969 -- we can cure cancer! that panel's first meeting will happen on monday
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study on cancer shows that women diagnosed with breast cancer.. who continue to smoke.. appear less likely to survive that diagnosis, compared to women who never smoked or those who quit. at the start of the study, twenty percent of the women were active smokers. that went down to ten percent after six years. women who were smoking a year before diagnosis were twenty-five percent more likely to die from breast cancer than women who never smoked. the study's results are not surprising to many cancer experts. in blacksburg:a virginia tech professor is sharing his findings with the *public* about the water crisis in flint michigan.dr. marc edwards.. appointed by michigan governor rick snyder leading a team to look into the current crisis and any long term solutions. edwards helped bring the elevated lead levels in the water to light. the group at tech received national attention- and will now make recommendations about how to help clean up the water in flint. there's so much hype our flint city water presentation its just really going to be great to have what we have to say be
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at virginia tech, in the region, and across the united states the michigan mom first brought the issue to virginia tech's attention was also in attendance at last night's public meeting. new this morning: the federal trade commission is suing devry unviersity for allegedly misleading students about job prospects after graduation.the agency is taking issue with statistics used in marketing pieces since 2008.they say the ads claim that 90-percent of people who have graduated since 1975 have found jobs in their fields within 6 months.the f-t-c says that is false!the university said in a statement that the lawsuit is without legal basis and will be contested. low milk prices---- good for customers- not so good for
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farmer says the price plunge is causing problems and she plans to fight to keep her
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are great for consumers but not so great for the dairy farmers who fight to keep their farms running every day. according to the bureau of labor statistics milk prices averaged 3.80 per gallon in december of 2014 but dropped to 3.10 in
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profit for dariy farmers...and putting a strain on operating budgets. wfxr's sophia borrelli explains how those farmers are trying to keep their farms open. 0:21 - 0:271:01 - 1:091:09 - 1:21 nats of cowsfor these cows, it's just another day on the job. and for tanya young it is too, but this month she and fellow dairy farmers are feeling the effects of low priced milk.tayna young/3rd generation dairy farmer: "as dairy farmers, we have no control over what we get paid for our milk."tayna is a third generation dairy farmer.tayna young/3rd generation dairy farmer: "my grandfather worked hard to succeed, my dad still works hard every day to succeed."but sometimes success comes at a price - as the price of their product is never stable.tayna young/3rd generation dairy farmer: "the ups and downs have become a norm for us dairy farmers." from the months of may to september of 2014 ... to that same time period, the following year - the farm took a 33% hit.tayna young/3rd generation dairy farmer; "you have to borrow more money to pay the bills with. we have to do more work ourselves, so we can cut labor. we have to plant more crops so we can buy less feed.cynthia martel/dairy agent for va extension: "it's a hard thing to do for a farmer to say i'm going to go
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farm so then i can come and make sure my bills on the farm are going to be paid."nat of cowsstandup: "this is a high quality feed, so that the cows can produce more milk and even though milk prices are low, farmers say the quality of the care of their animals is still important to them."tayna young/3rd generation dairy farmer: "you have live animals to take care of, it's your responsibility. you can't just give up."and that ... tanya says ... is not an option. tayna young/3rd generation dairy farmer: "we have to feed the world."so next time you go to grab some of this at the local grocery store, make sure to remember the dairy farmers who you support. reporting in franklin county, sophia borrelli wfxr news. coming up after the break... we all know women come in all shapes and sizes..
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details next! barbie is getting a makeover! new this morning:the famed doll made by mattel will now come in four body types, seven skin tones, 22 eye colors and 24 hairstyles.mattell says the changes are the most dramatic ever made since barbie hit
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revamped barbie comes after years of criticism over her high standard of beauty for
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a cold front will move through the region from the northwest overnight...bringing windy conditions to the mountains along withincreasing snow showers. high pressure follows the front fridayresulting in a brief shot of colder weather into friday night.the high passes offshore saturday allowing for a quick rebound to much milder weather for the
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good morning, it's friday, january 29th. thanks for making us part of your kickoff to the weekend! i'm kyle benjamin. and i'm january keaton two roanoke non-profits joining forces to create more resources for people dealing with susbstance abuse and homelessness. wfxr's charlie cooper has more on how bethany hall and trust house will help those in need! 14-191:04-1:091:18-1:23 ebony lynch-thomas was once one of those people in crisis- -calling bethany hall home for six months. for her the merge between the women's recovery home and trust house homeless shelter is personal.ebony lynch-thomas/ former bethany hall residentattending bethany hall changed my life. when you have a program or treatment facility that's willing to show you how to live, i think professionals can only help you get back on track.track 2 it's been eight years of sobriety for her and she credits the resources available at these non-profits for polishing her up.ebony lynch-thomas/ former bethany hall residenta former board member was offering to send us to school provided we work for her for a year and that's how i ended up working at polished
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came up with the opportunity had it not been through bethany hall. track 3it's those kinds of opportunities the organizations hope to expand by coming together to create what they're calling "arch" ... which stands for "advocate, rebuild, change, and heal."the merge was facilitated by the united way. afira devries/ ceo, united way the most important outcome is the opportunity that this presents in providing people with not just a roof over their heads but also some additional services that help them move toward stability and away from crisis.ali hamed-moore/ executive director, archthe pooling really comes in with the combining of the administrative resources for both of those agencies so there's one set of administrative staff instead of two and a combined budget of about 1.1 million.track 4 to help more people like ebony succeed.ebony lynch-thomas/ former bethany hall resident and then in turn give back to someone else.track 5 keeping their wheels turning to help those facing homelessness and substance abuse. in roanoke,
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the director of operations tells wfxr news that no jobs were lost in the merger and in fact, a new one was created because of it! the president of liberty university is facing criticism for endorsing donald trump for president.jerry falwell, jr. appeared on cnn thursday and defended his endorsement. he says the country also critized his father for supporting ronald regan.falwell said trump may not be the holiest candidate in the race but he believes the billionaire businessman is a turnaround expert who would be the best leader for the country. the world health organization says the mosquito born zika virus is "spreading explosively".the virus has already spread to more than 20 countries.there are 31 cases in the u-s including one case in officials
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transmission of the disease in the u-s. all of those infected traveled to countries where mosquitos carry the virus. health officials say the best course of to target the bug... "we need to take actions now, whatever we can do in terms of vector control, environmental control, every member of the community can do something." "that's the important first lesson: if we can control the vehicle, we can minimize the impact" currently there's no treatment, but officials are hoping to start clinical trials on a vaccine soon.the c-d-c issued a travel alert to pregnant women because the zika virus can cause birth defects. a cold front will move through the region from the northwestovernight...bringing windy conditions to the mountains along withincreasing snow showers. high pressure follows the front friday resulting in a brief shot of colder weather into friday night.the high passes offshore
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rebound tomuch milder weather for the weekend into early next week. a southwest virginia family in shock and wants answers this morning.they found out the mausoleum they purchased for
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remains of strangers.maggie smolka has more. it was 1992.this official document shows beecher and coetta long bought two eye- level mausoleum crypts at around 25-hundred dollars each. the total price...more than 5-thousand dollars...all paid in cash. "this is it here with someone else's body in it."but when the long family went to see their crypts in november -- another name had been put up -- and a body buried on one side. "i feel like they stole our property."turns out -- temple hill cemetery sold one of their crypts in 2004 -- for almost 4 thousand dollars.they did this without any notification. "temple hill should have called us in 2004 and said hey we sold your mausoleum."the cemetery admits they made a mistake -- and offered a couple solutions. move the current body from the chapel of love --give the long family an outside mausoleum -- or refund their money for the amount it was purchased --but the price of the crypts is now nearly double what is was in the 90's,so none of those options seem right for this family -- "we feel like we've been jerked around and they don't want to do anything about it. it's just sad." the company is not allowed to talk to media.... so when i asked for their side... they remained silent.but i was in the office when the longs were asking the cemetery for answers -- and sorting through old files.they say the best solution -- is for all siblings to sign this letter -- but that means only getting refunded in the amount of the
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what's fair."still -- they're upset this mix-up even happened... now they've lost something meaningful to their family. "one of my sisters and her daughter had plans of using this mausoleum." students from 20 colleges around the commonwealth shared their student loan debt concerns at a roundtable hosted by senator
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kaine. the students shared their concerns about the rising costs of higher education, and many asked for more transparency and flexibility in college loan application and repayment programs. the average virginia graduate is 26 thousand dollars in the red. according to the federal reserve, americans owe more than 1.3 trillion in student loan debt. we now know who won a million dollar prize in this month's mega millions jackpot in salem. kelley cox picked up her giant novelty check of 1 million dollars from the virginia lottery on thursday.cox matched 5 numbers in the drawing.she bought the winning ticket at the seven eleven on roanoke boulevardthe store also received 10 thousand dollars for selling the ticket. cox says she didn't know she won until her co-worker told her to check her ticket. "i called my husband, woke him up, told him that i had gotten 5 of the numbers right and he was like that's great baby, congratulations. what did you win? like 1 thousand dollars? and i was like no, a million, no. no. no wait what did you say? i said a million and he was like you are kidding and i was like no i'm not
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kidding."kelly says she does not have any immediate plans for the money, but says she is happy to be able to share the wealth with her kids. a teacher is without a job after she thought what she was doing was quote a game! that story, when good day
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yesterday on good day virginia, we told you about a teen's failed attempt at the duct tape challenge.this morning a teacher is without a job after duct taping her students mouths shut!she claims it was a game!parents, though -- not finding it the least bit funny!kenzie beck reports. "it's a disturbing incident and it is no way indicative of the behavior that we expect out of teachers in our district and so we want students to know that they can feel safe at school that this is not something that they should fear happening again." extra counseling is being made available to students who may need it...and after parents filed police reports, juvenile detectives and child protective services are investigating to determine what if any criminal charges may be warranted.parents say they received a voice message saying detectives and cps were
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interviews monday.and while authorities handle the investigation, one mother says her child isn't handling the aftermath. "well, not very well.... we decided to put her into counseling. saturday night she woke up and told me that she had a bad dream... that she was choking and couldn't breathe because she had duct tape over her mouth." love... said on friday she and other parents got a call about a teacher putting duct tape on the mouths of her students in the classroom .... more than 20 students. "as soon as the incident was brought to administration's attention, she was placed on administrative leave in order for us to do the investigation into the allegations and as of this morning.... she is no longer employed with the district."parents identified the teacher as dawn renfro... who according to the district had been an employee for eleven years.five of those years as a teacher.prior to being a teacher at zundy, renfro had taught at sam houston and fain elementary. "personnel has been working to ease the minds of parents... letters are also going home today.... to 700 students in spanish and english explaining the situation."love says she is relieved to hear the teacher is no longer employed. "i am feeling frustrated and saddened. i am saddened that
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that was kenzie that was kenzie beck reporting. parents say they do plan to file a lawsuit against the school and the school district. millions of people around the country may be going blind and not know it. wfxr's paris holmes is going to tell us what we need to be aware of. people need to be aware of glaucoma. ahead on good day
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a cold front will move through the region from the northwest overnight...bringing windy conditions to the mountains along withincreasing snow showers. high pressure follows the front fridayresulting in a brief shot of colder weather into friday night.the high passes offshore saturday allowing for a quick rebound to much milder weather for the weekend into early next week. today...partly sunny. highs in the upper 30s. northwest winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 45 mph..tonight...mostly clear. lows in the lower 20s. west winds 10 to15 mph with gusts up to 30 mph. .saturday...sunny. not as cool with highs in the lower 50s. lightand variable winds...becoming south around 10 mph with gusts upto 20 mph in the afternoon..saturday night...mostly clear. not as cool with lows in the mid30s. southwest winds around 10 mph with gusts up to 25 mph. .sunday...sunny. highs in the upper 50s. light and variable winds...becoming south around 10 mph in the afternoon. gusts upto 25 mph..sunday night...partly cloudy in the evening...then becomingmostly cloudy. lows in the lower 40s. .monday...partly sunny. highs around 60..monday night...partly cloudy. lows in the lower 40s..tuesday...partly sunny. highs in the upper 50s. .tuesday night and wednesday...showers likely. lows in the upper40s. highs in the upper 50s. chance of rain 70 percent..wednesday night and thursday...partly cloudy. lows in the lower30s. highs in
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january is national january is january is national glaucoma awareness month. the disease affects an estimated 3 million people nationwide and that number is expected to grow to 4.2 million by the year 2030. wfxr's paris holmes is here to tell us why glaucoma is considered "the sneak-thief of sight". good morning. the reason why glaucoma is called a sneak theft is because there are absolutely no symptoms. people could potentially lose over 40 percent of their vision before even noticing. and once vison is lost. it's permanent. glaucoma is a eye disease that affects the optic nerve.
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brain. glaucoma causes the pressure in your eyes to rise and it damages that nerve. i spoke to dr. frank cotter, a glaucoma specialist here in roanoke,, he says anyone can develop glaucoma, but your risk depends on certain factors: like your family history and your age. he also says near- sighted people and african- americans are more at risk than others. in fact, according to the national eye insitute, its 6 to 8 times more common in african americans than caucasians. kotter also says glaucoma is extremely difficult to detect. of the 3 million people estimated to have glucoma-- over half of them haven't even been diagnosed. "the best way to determine whether you have glaucoma or not is to have a really good look at one thing like what have to have a complete examine by somebody who really knows what they're doing." the good news is once the glaucoma is caught, kotter says it can be treated
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further damage. in the studio, paris holmes, wfxr news. the story may have been lost decades ago.. but,
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those details, coming the lost story, "the tale of kitty-in-boots," is being published more than a century after popular children's book
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peter rabbit.a publisher with penguin random house found a manuscript in 2013. the publication was delayed until this year to coincide with what would have been potter's 150th birthday.the book comes
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a cold front will move through the region from the northwest overnight...bringing windy conditions to the mountains along withincreasing snow showers. high pressure follows the front fridayresulting in a brief shot of colder weather into friday night.the high passes offshore saturday allowing for a quick rebound to much milder weather for the
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