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take it off! tonight a local college student fights for her life. 10 on your side's liz kilmer shows us how her school and community rally for her. --------------------- plus - we track a rash of robberies in our area. police tell us one suspect hurt a clerk during broad daylight sot liz fed back c5 3:24 - how are you that desperate? that you....i mean, what goes through your side's liz palka checks in on the victim. --------------------- and - president obama talks gun control at town hall in virginia. we'll go over his policies and tell you who did not show up. a stand-out student athlete is fighting for her life tonight. amber brown was found unresponsive in her n-s-u dorm room on new years day. now, the school has come together to support her family during these tough times. 10 on your side's liz
ones today - liz, how is amber doing? tom, nicole, family members want to keep amber's current condition private, but we're told the basketball player and honor student is in the i-c-u with a long road to recovery. we talked to her sister, a friend, and coach today - they tell 10 on your side - they're having faith in a miracle. c2 coach clark 16:50:18 "she always has a bright smile on her face, she brings a lot of energy to the team." a team now without a star player - basketball team - is off the court, fighting a different battle. c1 ebony 01:01:49 "we're just praying and hoping for the best right now." ebony brown is amber's older sister, now, hoping for a miracle - after the junior honor student was found unresponsive in her dorm room on new years think i ever imagined anything happening like this so it's very tough, it's very tough." her
serious - ebony says it may relate to diabetes. their mom - in from atlanta - hasn't left amber's bedside. but costs are piling up - family members launched an online fundraiser. ebony 01:05:36 "just appreciating everyone and helping us to keep up our stability and being able to keep my mom here has praying and uplifting amber and her family and friends and everything." hope - that's united the n-s-u community. a statement from the athletic director reads: (graphic) "amber is a tremendous student-athlete who has made positive contributions on and off the court for our women's basketball program." friend 01:06:50 "amber is everything, there are not "she's a lovely person, beautiful, pretty smile." and as amber continues to fight - her team will work to make her proud. clark 16:47:25 "times like this, i think the team has come closer together. they have a little bit
clark 16:47:25 "times like this, i think the team has come closer together. they have a little bit more to play for now." if you'd like to donate to help amber- you can head to our website -wavy dot com. n-s-u will also collect funds during all home basketball games this month. live in the studio, liz kilmer, 10 on your side. new tonight, a fire tore through an apartment building, leaving six people, including two children, to find a new place to stay. dispatchers it happened on garden drive around just before seven tonight. we're working to learn what caused the fire and if anyone got hurt. new tonight: president barack obama was at a town hall in northern virginia to talk about gun control. c-n-n's anderson cooper led the event at george mason university. a new c-n-n/o-r-c poll found: 67-percent of americans are in favor of the president's changes. he announced executive actions this week to expand background checks and make it easier for the f-b-i to process the paperwork.
of chicago, that has strong gun control laws. often the n-r-a will point to the city and say see these things dont work. the problem is about 30 to 40 percent of those guns are coming from indiana across the border. where there are much laxer laws. folks will go to a gun show and purchase a whole bunch of firearms and drive up into mike flager's neighborhood on the south side of chicago where his parish is. and open up the trunk, where those guns are for sale. c-n-n did invite the national rifle association to the town hall, but the organization declined. republicans have called the president's executive actions "overreaching". breaking news, federal investigators arrested two people in two states on terrorism-related
in calfornia, police in sacramento arrested a man they say was traveling to syria. investigators say the man lied to them about it. in texas, police arrested another person in houston. lawmakers say these arrests may have prevented a terror-related event. new tonight, iran is close to complying with a controversial nuclear deal with the u-s. according to secretary of state john kerry, the country is just "days away" from satisfying their end of the deal. if iran holds up their end, the u-s and western nations would have to immediately suspend many sanctions on the country. secretary kerry says the country shipped out most of its enriched uranium last month. that dramatically sets back its nuclear program. new tonight, reaction after alabama's chief justice tells judges to enforce the state's same-sex marriage ban. cheif justice roy moore issed the administrative order yesterday. it was to stop judges from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. this is video of marriage
state today. the move goes against the supreme court ruling that upheld same-sex marriage in the u-s. the southern poverty law center says moore should be removed. s/ richard cohen/ just, you know he has this view that he and he alone gets to decide what the constitution says." the order is not working in all counties. some probate judges said they'll continue to issue marriage licenses. a federal three judge panel picked a new congressional map for virginia. it could be in place for this year's election. here's a look at the 3rd district, represented by democrat bobby scott. the change would move african- americans from this district and place them into surrounding ones. last year the panel found legislators illeglay packed black voters into that district. this is not all set in stone yet, the panel's decisioun could be overturned. the u-s supreme court agreed to hear
who want to preserve the current map. a fire alarm and fights disrupted the school day at i-c norcom high. as students evacuated the building in portsmouth a fight broke out-- and that led to other fights. school officials say there were some minor injuries-- and order was restored fairly quickly. turns out, there wasn't a fire-- and classes resumed after order was restored. rescue crews still can't believe it. that the driver of a tractor trailer survived running off the chesapeake bay bridge tunnel. chopper 10 flew over the 49 degree water, as crew pulled 33-year-old matthew killmon to safety. police say killmon tried to pass an 18 wheeler and ended up taking out 200 feet of guardrail before his rig went into the bay. crews threw him a life ring until boats could rescue him. he suffered a broken arm, cuts and hypothermia. an outcome that doesn't happen often. "super=sgt. brian ricardo/vb marine patrol unit 01=3:44 "unfortunately we have been the ones who have responded to vehicles that have gone off the bridge and this
that i know of that we actually had a live victim" police say they do plan to charge killmon. we're told precon marine out of chesapeake will recover the truck and trailer, that will most likely happen saturday. in the meantime work to repair the guardrail has begin. tonight elizabeth city police say they've captured the inmate who escaped from washington county. we've been following this story since this morning. officers found 29-year-old heather burton hiding under a bed inside a home. she went to court for a parole violation yesterday-- and fell down the stairs as she was leaving. police took her to the emergency room-- and that's when she escaped. her mother said a police officer had threatened her daughter, and that may be why she putting her in the ambulance those were her words to me mom he put his hand around my throat and told me what he was going to do to me so i was scared, i'm scared, i don't want to go back there. i will die before i go back there :37
daughter was fighting a heroin addiction, but wanted to get clean for her child. we are learning more about the impact some macy's closings will have on hampton roads. we reported last night the chesapeake square, peninsula town center, and in norfolk's military circle locations will be cut. nearly 3-hundred employees are impacted. the company c-e-o cited disappointing sales last year as a reason. this comes as no surprise to leaders we spoke to. in norfolk, it means an opportunity 2:38:56 we beleive that we have a mix of retail but we also have a real opportunity with teh amount of acreage involved to increase our business base dramatically - its a great central location for that. also to bring in new residential communities and other uses from a residential perspective. read complete statements from officials in chesapeake and hampton on wavy dot com. new tonight-- police are looking for two serial credit card skimming suspects.
these pictures of the suspects. they say the pair stole credit card numbers to purchase gift cards at the walmart on north main street and in franklin last month. if you recongize them-- call the crime line. thieves are targeting pricey air conditioning units in hampton. police say crooks stole nine a/c compressors, in two incidents in the last week. this is the damage left behind at the riverdale office park, off cunningham drive. seven units were ripped a part there. air conditioning professionals tell us: the copper and other metals can be sold for scrap. but it cost upwards of one-thousand dollars each to replace the systems. super = traci gray/dental office employee ((c403 37:25)) "i had actually mentioned to my office manager they can't continue to leave time, sure enough we took a closer look, the copper is gone. everything that's salvageable to sell is gone." the second incident
drive. so far, police have no leads. powerball players, you have a second chance. no one had the numbers to match last night's drawing. the jackpot has now grows to 700 million dollars, the largest ever. you still have some time to get your tickets. the next drawing is saturday night. twice in one week. police are investigating yet another incident at this virginia beach convenience store. worried customers speak out coming up next. and police have named a suspect in at least one of many robberies at local 7- 11s. and a little later, cafeteria workers serve up a controversy to students who owe lunch money. why parents and student say they want a humiliating policy
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10 on your side's liz palka is live there now. and liz, this gas station has been targeted before? nicole and tom- it was robbed less than a week ago. police are now investigating how and if the incidents are related. i can tell you both times the suspect struck during the day and had a knife. except this time - someone was hurt. c5 1:35 - there was cops on every street that i turned. they were just everywhere. the helicopter was all over the place. virginia beach police outside this diamond springs road citgo. a scene melissa reid has witnessed twice now in one week. this time - only an hour after she was in the convenience store herself. c5 4:26 - when you just run into the store get a pack a cigarettes a soda or whatever you don't think my life could be in jeopardy. it's not something that crosses your mind. police responded to a call for a stabbing at the citgo at about 12:20 thursday afternoon. they found an employee who was cut on the arm...but is expected to be ok. reid said she saw
the day... c5 2:05 - when i went in there this morning, she was the only one working there by place...but didn't get any cash. he then ran toward the driftwood apartments located behind the gas station. bayside elementary sent out an basically called to let us know that they were locking the school down because of the situation. after a robbery and an attempted robbery in one week - residents said measures need to be taken to stop these suspects. reid is concerned about her friends who work at the citgo. c5 3:34 - she's up here a single female working by herself that's not safe. :39 i know they got cameras and stuff but ya know what are you going to do when you got a man coming at you with a gun you that desperate? that you....i mean, what goes through your head when you do something like that? i don't know i can't understand it. and i did reach out to citgo employees. i was told they couldn't comment.
for the suspect. again, they said he had run in that direction behind the gas station toward the driftwood apartments. call police if you know more. liz palka, 10 on your side. norfolk police are looking for a man they think robbed and shot a clerk at a 7- eleven on chesapeake boulevard. officers think 38-year-old kevin bristow is in this video -- and that he employees before shooting one of them wednesday morning. we're told the clerk is out of the hospital. it's the same 7-eleven where police say someone less than an hour before that -- someone also robbed 7-elevens on redgate and colonial avenues. officers have not said if any of the cases are connected. 10 on your side contacted 7-eleven after last night's hold-ups. their response reads in part: "every 7-eleven store in the united states is
we can improve the safety of our guests, store employees and franchisees, and aid law enforcement officials in their pursuit of criminals." the company also says it has a number of precautions in place at stores. they include keeping cash levels low, upgrading lighting and camera systems inside and outside stores, and issuing personal safety devices to alert alarm companies of events involving police and suspects. overnight: mostly cloudy. mild. lows: mid-40s. winds: n 10-15 mph. friday: more clouds than sun. isolated showers possible during the afternoon. highs: mid-50s. winds: ne 5-10 mph. saturday: morning sunshine, afternoon clouds. rain developing late. highs: upper-50s. winds: e 5-10 mph. the clouds definitely had the upper hand today, but temperatures still managed to warm into
will drag their heels, so it'll stay relatively mild with lows in the mid-40s. we'll be tracking more clouds than sunshine once again tomorrow. there will be a chance for a few isolated showers during the afternoon hours, but it won't be a soaking wet afternoon by any stretch of the imagination. highs will be back in the mid-50s. expect a few peeks of sunshine on saturday with highs in the upper-50s. another round of rain will develop saturday evening and continue through sunday morning. sunday will be salvageable - expect a mix of sun and clouds by the afternoon with temperatures in the mid- 60s! the 60s won't stick around long - it's back to the 40s on monday. overnight: mostly cloudy. mild. lows: mid-40s. winds: n 10-15 mph. mid-50s. winds: ne 5-10 mph. saturday: morning sunshine, afternoon clouds. rain developing late. highs: upper-50s. winds: e 5-10 mph. the
upper hand today, but temperatures still managed to warm into the low to mid-50s. mid-40s. we'll be tracking more clouds than sunshine once again tomorrow. there will be a chance for a few isolated showers during the imagination. highs will be back in the mid-50s. expect a few peeks of sunshine on saturday with highs in the upper-50s. another round of rain will develop saturday evening and continue through sunday morning. sunday will be salvageable - expect a mix of sun and clouds by the afternoon with temperatures in the mid- 60s! the 60s won't stick around long - it's back
preperations for sunday's playoff game against th packers. i'll take you there for the latest. peyton manning for start for the broncos when they open the playoffs, we'll hear from him. check in with the newest players to be inducted into the baseball hall of fame. and could clemson be the greatest team in college football history? find out at
dozens of sea turtles are back into the gulf of mexico tonight. crews released them in florida. these kemp's ridley sea turtles got lost on their way south last week because of the cold water, and needed a little t-l-c. after a few days of warming up-- they were ready to head back out. 22 other turtles are still in rehab, but they should get released soon. new tonight, federal officials say they'll remove manatees from the endangered species list. the u-s fish and wildlife says the mammals should be reclassified as "threatened." it cites improving population numbers and says the move would not reduce protection measures for the species already in place. conservationists argued it the move should not just be about the numbers. they say more than 24 hundred manatees were killed between 2010 and 2013. a public
is scheduled for next month in orlando, florida. more than a dozen miners are safe above ground tonight. you'll hear how they survived for hours-- before being rescued. here in vineland, new jersey, home of progresso, we love all kinds of chicken soups... but just one kind of chicken. it's white breast meat chicken every time. because white breast meat chicken releases its flavor into the broth and absorbs more flavor from it. and in vineland, it's all about flavor so if you're not going to make your own chicken soup tonight,
overnight: mostly cloudy. mild. lows: mid-40s. afternoon. highs: mid-50s. winds: ne 5-10 mph. saturday: morning sunshine, afternoon clouds. rain developing late. highs: upper-50s. winds: e 5-10 mph. the clouds definitely had the upper hand today, but temperatures still managed to warm into mild with lows in the mid-40s. we'll be tracking more clouds than showers during the afternoon hours, but it won't be a soaking wet afternoon by any stretch of the imagination. highs will be back in the mid-50s. expect a few peeks of sunshine on saturday with highs in the upper-50s. another round of rain will develop saturday evening and continue through sunday morning. sunday will be salvageable - expect a mix of sun and clouds by the afternoon with temperatures in the mid- 60s! the 60s won't stick around long - it's back
item, to students who owe money. a high school in indiana served this, to kids who owed more than 25-dollars on their meal accounts. one student says the cafeteria worker took a tray from another student and handed her the sandwich and a milk. many students and parents feel it could have been handled differently. (s/sierra feitl - high school student:11) "i think the worst part was, they did it when you were paying, in front of everybody else, so if you didn't have the money that you needed in your account, everyone got to see that." butt to (s/shannon mccoy - parent:09) "it doesn't matter how much a parent makes or what's on their lunch account. don't ever feed my kid just bread and cheese. that's just not right ." the superintendent said the policy does not apply to students who qualify for free or reduced lunches. school officials say it follows federal regulations and is similar to other districts in indiana. it was put in place after the district had to pay 50-thousand dollars in unpaid meals.
sugar. the federal government set a limit on sweeteners added to products such as drinks, soups, and sauces-- in its nutrition guidelines. it says to limit added sugar to just 10- percent of your total calories for a day. the term "added sugars" does not apply to what's naturally found in fruit. the government says its working on new food labels that would clearly show added sugar. (sot: hhs secretary sylvia burwell - :40 - :44) "whether it's the changes can get you to a place where there's healthier eating for you and your family." the new guidelines also suggest increasing the amout of fruit, vegetables, and whole grains you eat. 17 miners are safe tonight, after they got trapped yesterday in a salt mine. it happened as they reported to work south of syracuse in new york. their elevator stopped about 800 feet below the surface. workers from the previous shift had just taken the same elevator to the surface at the end of their shift. the trapped
10 hours. (sot / shawn wilczynski - mine manager :35 - :39) 09;08;30;07 "they huddled together, they did what they could do to keep each other warm and keep each other's spirits up." rescuers passed down blankets and hand warners, before they could get a basket down to get the trapped miners. a represenative for the mine said a steel beam might have broken. governor andrew cuomo opened an investigation to find out why. the mother of the "affluenza" teen is now in a jail in texas. a van carried tonya couch from the airport to the jail tonight. police arrested couch and her son ethan in mexico. investigators believe they left the country in november, after prosecutors looked into if ethan violated his probation. he was on probation for killing four people in a drunk driving crash. the teen remains in a holding facility in mexico city. tonight the texas state trooper charged with perjury is out on bond. trooper brian encinia turned himself in today and posted a 25-hundred dollar
in the same room where police booked bond last summer. encina pulled sandra bland over last summer during a traffic stop. three days later workers found her dead in her jail cell. if convicted encina faces up to a year in prison and a four-thousand dollar fine. we're on your side with what's happening in hampton roads this weekend. up next--- the face of fox annaka chesnutt shows us around town. we're on your side with the latest news, weather, and traffic as you get ready to head out the door every morning. tune into wavy news 10 today - beginning at 4:30. and if you're not up that early-- no worries-- we're on the air until nine a-m
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more in details on your favorite events - head to fox 43 tv dot com and for a complete rundown of what's happening check out the weekend planner on hrscene.com. i'm annaka chesnutt, your face of fox 43. the lady monarchs were home tonight against their old rivals, louisiana tech. highlights from the ted. plus. an update on broncos quarterback peyton manning. and the redskins are gearing up for the packers.