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tuesday: partly cloudy with highs in the upper 50s wednesday: scattered rain showers with highs in the upper 50s the ground search continues this afternoon for a missing and endangered blacksburg teenager. more than a thousand police officers and members of the virginia tech corps of cadets combed the area around the home of 13-year-old nicole lovell on thursday. she was last seen there around midnight tuesday. police say she is on medication that she must take twice a day after receiving a liver transplant. going without it could cause irreversable damage. lt. mike albert, blacksburg police department - it's one of the darkest and worst things that you can deal with, but nicole also requires medication daily for a medical condition. we know that we're going on 36 plus hours without her not having the medication. if you have any information, you're asked to call police. ### new at noon.. one woman has died after an overnight house fire in gretna. firefighters were called to the
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around 11 o- clock last night. the victim appeared to try to escape before the fire totaled the home. it appears to have started inside the kitchen. an investigation is still underway.### an additional charge is filed against the man whose 3-year-old daughter was killed after his car collided with an oncoming train. 25-year-old austin lilly was already facing a charge of involuntary manslaughter after the march 2015 accident in elliston. he's now facing a second charge... aggravated involuntary manslaughter. commonwealth's attorney mary pettitt says the more serious charge requires she show his behavior was "so gross, wanton and culpable as to show a reckless disregard for human life". involuntary carries a sentence of zero to 10 years, if convicted while aggravated carries a sentencing range of 1-20 years. the trial is set for march 28. the man charged in the murders of maryland sisters katherine and sheila lyon returns to court this afternoon for a pre-trial
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lloyd welch jr. is charged with two counts of first degree felony murder. if convicted, he could face the death penalty. the lyon sisters were 12 and 10 years old when they disappeared from a maryland shopping mall 40 years ago. welch's jury trial is currently scheduled to begin in march.### the family of a man shot at lynchburg's centra hospital wants the city's police department off the case. attorney paul valois who represents jonathan warner says .. the security guard who shot him, wes gillespie, used to work in the police department, and his son currently does. he says that by itself should be considered a conflict of interest, but he's also uncovered another connection. 15:05:14 "one of the senior prosecutors in the lynchburg commonwealth's attorney's office is married to a clinical psychologist who is employed by centra mental health services, and so again the family would prefer to avoid the appearance of any conflict of interest." the commonwealth's attorney disagrees saying gillespie worked in the department
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worked on cases at centra hospital before without his issue. take several more months.### numbers are out. 145 cases were reported in virginia last year. that's down slightly from the year before according to the national human trafficking resource center. nearly 6- thousand cases were reported across the country. the virginia breakdown includes more than 100 cases of sex trafficking... and 31 cases of labor trafficking. since 2007... the center has received reports of more than 7- hundred cases of human trafficking in the commonwealth. in total, more than 25-thousand trafficking cases have been reported since december 2007. ### researchers at virginia commonwealth university say the state recorded nearly one- thousand fatal drug overdoses in 2014. most of those involved prescription painkillers or heroin. researchers also say that the epidemic costs taxpayers $600 million every year in public
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overdoses increased 38 percent in virginia from 2012 to 2014. deaths from overdoses are seen more in southwest and southside virginia, hampton roads and richmond.### new at noon... big news in botetourt county as governor terry mcauliffe announces an eleven-million dollar expansion at arkay packaging.. and the creation of fifty-new jobs. we'll have more on the announcement on our website wsls-dot-com.. and tonight beginning at five p-m. the final g-o-p debate before the iowa caucuses is in the books. today many are talking about last night's fireworks. donald trump is also getting a lot of attention for his decision not to show up. tracie potts has the latest.### donald trump/ r presidential candidate "look at all the cameras, it's like the academy awards. this is the academy awards!" side by side... donald trump's veterans fundraiser... :08-:12 donald trump/ r presidential candidate "isn't that better than this debate that's going on where everyone's sleeping?" during the fox news debate where candidates mocked his absence. :16-:21 ted cruz/ r presidential candidate "i'm a maniac and everyone on
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:21-:23 marco rubio/ r presidential candidate "he's an entertaining guy. he's the greatest show on earth." :24-:26 jeb bush/ r presidential candidate "he was a little teddy bear to me." flash "i kind of miss him. i wish he was here." donald trump/ r presidential candidate "he's probably looking for me. he's saying, mocking "has anyone seen trump? why - where's trump? eris he?where is he?" laughter andplause reporter off camera "did you miss donald trump out there tonight?" rand paul/ r presidential candidate "not at all, man was i -- that all of the debates, easily." issues like immigration - the debate: marco rubio/ r presidential candidate "you changed your position on immigration because you used to support a path to citizenship." jeb bush/ r presidential candidate "so did you, so did you marco." with trump gone, ted cruz targeting him: ted cruz/ r presidential candidate "gosh if you guys say -- ask one more mean question, i may have to leave the stage." marco rubio/ r presidential candidate "don't worry, i'm not leaving me." the last debate... before second pause washington. governor terry mcauliffe and republican lawmakers are set to announce a major deal on
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a spokesperson for the governor says there will be a compromise on gun legislation that strengthens some gun control measures while relaxing others. as part of the compromise.. democrats will reverse course and not revoke reciprocity agreements with 25 states for concealed carry permits. in exchange, republicans will include a measure to prohibit people with permanent protective orders from having a gun. del. c. todd gilbert,r-15th district: "in light of the fact that we're going to be expanding concealed carry rights for virginians all across the country, we thought that was a pretty good trade." del. david toscano, d-57th district: "this is a small step, it's not huge, you know, it doesn't solve all the gun- related problems, but it solves a couple." republicans will also agree to require state police to be present at gun shows, where they can provide voluntary background checks on gun purchasers. ### the world health organization is preparing for an emergency meeting monday to address concerns of the zika virus. one case has been reported here in virginia. health officials say they need to get answers soon because the mosquito-born virus is
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expectant mothers at higher risks.. fears are rising about the virus spreading to the u-s. world health organization who director- general margaret chan "the possible links only recently suspected have rapidly changed the risk profile of zika from a mild threat to one of alarming proportions." three of the biggest u-s airlines are allowing customers to cancel or postpone trips to areas affected by the virus. united delta and american all have new policies in place to protect travelers.. especially expectant mothers.### now for more on what we can expect throughout the evening and over the next several days lets check in with jonathan kegges. ### friday: increasing sunshine with highs in the middle 40s.wind increases through the afternoon saturday: mostly sunny with highs in the middle 50s sunday: mostly sunny with
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monday: increasing clouds with highs in the lower 60s tuesday: partly cloudy with highs in the upper 50s wednesday: scattered rain showers with highs in the upper 50s new today.. nasa releases increasing sunshine with highs in the middle 40s.wind increases through the afternoon saturday: mostly sunny with highs in the middle 50s sunday: mostly sunny with highs photos of pluto's atmosphere. nasa's new horizons spacecraft took the image using infrared wavelegnths. the blue ring around pluto is caused by sunlight scattering from haze particles in the atmosphere. the white or lighter patches in the ring are sunlight bouncing off more reflective or smoother areas on pluto's surface.### from summertime fun in the
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to cheap eats all weekend long.. we've got a look at all of the big events taking place round
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friday: increasing sunshine with highs in the middle 40s.wind increases through the afternoon saturday: mostly sunny with highs in the middle 50s sunday: mostly sunny with highs in the upper 50s and lower 60s monday: increasing clouds with
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tuesday: partly cloudy with highs in the upper 50s wednesday: scattered rain showers with highs in the upper 50s increasing sunshine with highs in the middle 40s.wind increases through the afternoon saturday: mostly sunny with highs in the middle 50s sunday: mostly sunny with 60s monday: increasing clouds with highs in the lower 60s
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highs in the upper 50s wednesday: scattered rain showers with highs in the upper 50s increasing sunshine with highs in the middle 40s.wind increases through the afternoon saturday: mostly sunny with highs in the middle 50s sunday: mostly sunny with highs in the upper 50s and lower 60s monday: increasing clouds with highs in the lower 60s
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highs in the upper 50s wednesday: scattered rain showers with highs in the upper 50s increasing sunshine with highs in the middle 40s.wind increases through the afternoon saturday: mostly sunny with highs in the middle 50s
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the weekend.. don't worry, it's not too late... there are plenty of fun events happening round town over the next few days. the circus comes to town. head to the berglund center in roanoke for the shrine circus. see acrobats fly through the sky, clowns and animals. there are shows now through sunday. tickets start at $8. the salem civic center hosts the 2016 winterfest beach bash friday night. warm up on a cold winter night to the summertime hits of the band of oz. tickets are $10 at the door. the show is tonight starting at 6 p.m. because of last weekend's snow, downtown roanoke restaurant week continues this
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try out some new restaurants or visit some old favorites. there are lunchtime deals starting at $10 with dinner options for $20 or $35.### if you're looking to catch a new movie this weekend .. some big hits are coming to the box office.
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if you have a shower rug.. there's a recall you'll want to hear about. a fall hazard has prompted the recall of nearly one and a half million. the recall involves aqua rugs with four plastic suction cups.. sold in beige and clear. there have been more than sixty cases of people falling while on the rugs. the recalled rugs were sold from
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september of last year-- at bed bath and beyond... dollar general and other retail stores nationwide.### it's like black friday in january.. as shoppers are already lined up outside of a chicago nike store to buy the latest pair of air jordan sneakers. shoe enthusiasts have lined up for days ahead of the sneaker's big release. they officially go on sale tomorrow and they don't come cheap. the newest jordans will cost shoppers a whopping 650- dollars a pair.### now for a look at stories making headlines in the entertainment world... if you're looking for something to do this weekend.. several big movies are hitting the box office. from a funny date night.. to one for the whole family-- raphael seth has a look at this weekend's box office preview.### nat chris pine weathers the perfect storm in "the finest hours." this story of a real 1952 coast guard rescue takes
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massachussetts . a wicked nor'easter tears a cargo ship in half. so pine and his crew set out in a tiny wooden boat with no navigation to rescue the stranded and sinking sailors. "the finest nat a portly warrior gets a belly full of justice in "kung fu panda 3." jack black is back as the voice of the plumpy panda "po." he's reunited with his long lost father, who leads po to panda paradise. but when a powerful villain threatens their bamboo utopia, it's up to po to make an army out of his soft cousins. "kung fu panda 3" is rated pg. nat natalie portman exercises her second amendment rights in "jane got a gun." she's an old-west vigilante, going after the notorious outlaws who shot her husband. but in order to survive, she has to turn to a past love to make her last stand. "jane got a gun" is rated r. nat marlon wayans washes the gray away in "fifty shades of
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the soft-core phenomenon "fifty shades of gray" and other films...with wayans playing a demented dominant with a "magic mike" past. "fifty shades of black" is rated r. that's the box office preview, raphael seth, nbc news. we're now just a few minutes from daytime blue ridge.. for more on what's coming up today-- lets check in with natalie and lindee.# coming up today on daytime blue ridge.. we'll meet our pet of the week... and we'll talk with a local "big wig" -- who is raising money for susan g. komen.. how you can contribute to the cause.. and a little later.. we'll meet the founder of death wish coffee, a small business that won a contest and a grand prize that included a free super bowl
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daytime blue ridge.. i'm natalie faunce.. and i'm lindee katdare... guess what natalie.... is frid hi, there and welcome today time blue ridge. happy friday to you. we have some exciting news. it's friday. >> it has been a long week.
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