tv WSLS 10 at 5 PM NBC February 23, 2016 5:00pm-5:30pm EST
we had rain move through the region last night into this morning, but by the afternoon, outside of some drizzle, we did dry things out a bit. another round of heavy rain will likely impact the region later tonight into wednesday, as a powerful storm system from the southwest impacts us. tonight: in again forms, milder with lows around 40. fog is again possible.pleas e be careful driving. wednesday: rain likely, even some storms are possible, especially along and east of the blue ridge. warmer with the winds picking up, highs in the mid-to- upper 50s. a flood watch is in effect until 700p on wednesday. 1-2" of rain will fall tonight through wednesday, and you have to keep in mind that the ground is already saturated from all the precipitation we have seen over the last couple weeks. the rain may not have anywhere to go. in addition to that, the storm prediction center has put areas near lynchburg and southside in a slight risk for severe weather. flooding and
the biggest threats we will have on wednesday, don't forget... you can still get wsls ten weather updates even when we're not on the air. for the latest weather information... including radar and future forecasts... download our "storm team ten weather app." just search for w-s-l-s in your i- phone or android app store. now to a wsls 10 follow up ... a new deal could halt the move of the historic slave quarters on the greenfield plantation. this comes after county leaders started moving one of the buildings this morning. w-s-l-s ten's rob manch has the latest on this developing story... rob... what can you tell us about this deal? the group friends of the eenfield preston plantation, with the help of former supervisor steve clinton, say they've raised 40 thousand dollars in one
its all to help pay for a cancellation of the move of those buildings. earlier today, those contractors moved one of the buildings to its new home in a field about a quarter of a mile away. at the meeting, descendants of the slaves that used to live and work in the building expressed their anger and frustration to the board. but clinton says their plan has the potential for the board to save face with the county while still moving forward with planned industrial development. steve clinton, former board member03:26:12 "we think there's opportunities to relocate that she'll building on the site and maybe modify the site just a little bit. it would still allow a standoff distance for the historic buildings to go back on their native site, and that's what we'd like." the group has asked the board to give them a response to their proposal by tomorrow night, before the next structure is planned to be moved. all told, the friends of the greenfield preston plantation tell me they have the potential to raise around 2
coming up at 6, we'll hear how the organization raised that money so quickly. rob - did people there today say why they would stake thousands of dollars of their own money on this? well speaking with steve clinton, he says the drive to preserve history is a lot stronger today than when the proposal to move these buildings was first drawn up around 25 years ago. it's also the fact that structures like these are actually extremely rare. i spoke with the head historian at james madison's montpelier last week, and he told me he could count on one hand how many existing slave structures there are left in the u-s that can be traced to descendants. in botetourt county, rob manch, wsls 10. one of the nation's most controversial facilities may be closing for good. today... president obama announced
bay. in order to do so... the prison's detainees would have to be transferred with some coming to the united states... and others being moved to other countries. while the president admitted it would be a difficult proposition to push through congress... he says leaving guantanamo bay open is counter- productive to the country's fight against terrorism... and our principles. president barack obama2:03 - 2:17 "keeping this facility open is contrary to our values. it undermines our standing in the world. it is viewed as a stain on our broader record of upholding the highest standards of rule of law." the president added... america's allies constantly bring up guantanamo bay... and its detainees... and that he doesn't want to pass the problem on to the next president. officer involved shootings could soon be detailed in virginia's annual crime report. a bill that requires the statistics be included in the state report is advancing in the general assembly. the measure unanimously passed
senate's courts of justice committee. it now heads to the full senate. the bill's supporters say .. it's important for the public to know how many officer-involved shootings occur in virginia... and whether they were justified. emergency crews battle a deadly house fire in roanoke this morning. roanoke fire says the call came in just after midnight. when crews arrived at the home on wayne street... they say heavy smoke was showing. firefighters discovered a body while searching the home... but aren't releasing the victim's identity until family has been notified. the cause of the fire is under investigation. appomattox county deputies investigate a woman's death. the sheriff's department was alerted to a deceased woman inside her home. they say the woman was in her mid 70s. no foul play is suspected. while on the property... deputies found the remains of several animals along with living ones in need of medical care. those animals will be treated by a veterinarian. saving animals from deplorable living conditions is no easy job for the fair hearted.
rescue center, angels of assisi, says it's dealing with more rescue and hoarding cases in the first two months of this year compared to the same timeline in 20-15. in fact, monday angels of assisi pulled what was believed to be 50 cats -- which now totals near 90 -- from a bedford county home. wsls10's christina craig found out what constitutes an animal rescue versus a hoarding scenario. bedford, alleghany and floyd counties...the list is growing. so far, this year angels of assisi workers have dealt with 7 different hoarding situations across the state and one in north carolina. "a lot of times it starts with really good intentions, they just wanted to help the animals, take them in, things like that and get in over their head. it turns into the mindset that nobody else can take care of them better than they can." at this rate, the center can potentially more than double the number of hoarding cases this year. that's because, the center is now working closer than ever with law enforcement. nat - "here's two of the cats that came out of there." animal
hubble says a rescue can happen when an animal needs to be taken from a home for any number of reasons... hoarding happens when owners have a large number of animals and aren't aware they're not taking care of them and the health of the animal and owner is detrimental. "if the animals are not in good body condition, not being cared for, not meeting the veterinary requirements set up by the state, then they can be looking at some pretty serious cruelty charges and can possibly be up to a year in jail and a 25- hundred dollar fine." both city and county codes follow state law which is the minimum standard of care and animal should receive. the requirement is providing an animal with adequate shelter, food, water, and emergency veterinary care when needed. amy taylor, member on the board of directors of the virginia animal fighting task force "the virginia care standard and state code is if a human being wouldn't drink that water...you're animal shouldn't be drinking that water. and it's the same with shelter, food and care.
assisi say it's most common in hoarding cases to find animals with skin infections, flees, ear mites, and intestinal parasites. it's an issue all too close and common. in roanoke, christina craig, wsls10. ten-million dollars worth of renovations are being discussed in martinsville tonight. city council members will consider approving an ordinance which would improve the sewer system. city leaders say .. the upgrades are necessary... because parts of the line are old and need to be replaced. in all... the project would cost around 22- million dollars but the city has applied for state money to cover a majority of the bill. at one point... martinsville also considered raising sewer rates to cover the cost... but that idea has been tabled. tonight's meeting starts at 7-30... at the city municipal building. if council approves the measure... there will be another vote at the next meeting in two weeks.
dealing with water issues of its own. school was cancelled at sheffey elementary due to a lack of clean running water. the district's superintendent says ... the school's water problem started with a water line break last week. at that time... the school was still able to turn water on and off for meals and students were able to safely use the bathroom. as of this morning... however... that ability had been lost... and the campus was closed for the day. it's expected to reopen tomorrow. the school system says parents were not alerted to the problem because prior to today... students were not impacted by the problem. carroll county's newest millionaries will be in cana tomorrow. the weekend's big powerball winners will be formally presented with a ceremonial check from the virginia lottery wednesday morning. the store which sold the winning ticket will also receive a 10- thousand dollar bonus. in your w-s-l-s ten timesaver traffic report... local drivers are winning today... commutes are currently free from any major delays.
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round of heavy rain will likely impact the region later tonight into wednesday, as a powerful storm system from the southwest impacts us. tonight: rain again forms, milder with lows around 40. fog is again possible.pleas e be careful driving. wednesday: rain likely, even some storms are possible, especially along and east of the blue ridge. warmer with the winds picking up, highs in the mid-to- upper 50s. a flood watch is in effect until 700p on wednesday. 1-2" of rain will fall tonight through
you have to keep in mind that the ground is already saturated from all the precipitation we have seen over the last couple weeks. the rain may not have anywhere to go. in addition to that, the storm prediction center has put areas near lynchburg and southside in a slight risk for severe weather. flooding and damaging winds are no doubt the biggest threats we will have on wednesday, although there could be some spin in the atmosphere as well. while by no means likely, the
zero come tomorrow. most of the rain will be gone around dinner- time, maybe even a little before that. lingering showers may be around through part of wednesday night, but they should be isolated and pretty light. then we'll turn our attention snow showers. cold air will move in on the back side of that frontal boundary, allowing for us to see some mountain snow showers on thursday. thursday will be mostly cloudy and cooler with highs in the upper 40s. it is possible that the temperatures start to fall heading into the afternoon. the wind will be a huge factor for us on thursday as well. we could have gusts over 50 mph in spots.it
wind advisory is issued for some folks for thursday, maybe even lasting into thursday night. friday should see more sun for everyone.we'll call it partly to mostly sunny tonight at 5-30. the case of murdered waynesboro police reserve captain kevin quick ... could be coming to a close as the jury heads into deliberations. plus ... a northern virginia uber drive is speaking out ... after he says three passengers attacked him.
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ovarian cancer deaths by 20-percent. lacey krebsbach / sanford health ob/gyn :41-:54 "just getting that as a screening test is not recommended, because it could be elevated during certain times of the menstrual cycle, endometriosis and smokers, people with liver disease. and, so it's not as specific as it needs to be." because ovarian and cervical cancer can be caused by h-p-v... doctors also recommend men and women get vaccinated. "parents told us they want to know and so we're going to tell them." roanoke county parents ask for answers... after they say they weren't told fast enough about a school threat. what the distirct plans to do
one-on-one meeting with school leaders... about how they plan to handle similar threats in the future. jenna roanoke county schools adminstrators are updating crisis policies. this comes after last week's shooting threat at northside high school... that police said wasn't credible... and last night's community meeting. vo dozens of parents came out... to ask questions. schools spokesperson chuck lionberger says the "perception of a threat" is a new thing they're having to deal with. they are in the process right now of updating crisis plans to include some of these new types of issues that we may be dealing with... like the rumor of a shooting threat that gets spread around social media. sot 8:50:35 chuck lionberger, roanoke county schools spokesperson "parents told us that they felt like they should have been notified in advance. we agree and we apologized and so if, hopefully not, if there is a next time we are changing some of our processes to make sure that parents are notified earlier." 50 vo he wouldn't say much about changes to the school crisis plans -- because of safety concerns... and making that information public. but parents
of threats once information is confirmed. also addressed at the meeting... changes to the principal and vice principal at northside high school. sot 8:53:12 chuck lionberger, roanoke county schools spokesperson "we're going to move forward with kind of the new northside. we appreciate the parents, students and staff all coming together to try to really start a new chapter." jenna dr. dan lyons, former superintendent for lexington city public schools, is the interim principal at northside high school for the remainder of the school year. he will be on campus thursday. jenna zibton, wsls 10. our 90 minutes of news continues next.
plus ... flood watches are in effect for most of the region ... as heavy rain moves our way. good evening and thanks for joining us for wsls ten at 5:30 ... i'm dawn jefferies. and i'm john carlin. a flood watch is in effect for nearly every county this evening ... as the rain continues to fall. here's a live picture from our roanoke airport sky cam ... showing the end to a dreary and wet day. storm team ten chief meteorologist jeff haniewich joins us now. jeff ... you say it's expected to continue ... and possibly get worse? we had rain move through the region last night into this morning, but by the afternoon, outside of some drizzle, we did dry things out a bit. another round of heavy rain will likely impact the region later tonight into wednesday, as a powerful storm system from the southwest impacts us. tonight: rain again forms, milder with lows around 40. fog is again possible.pleas e be careful driving. wednesday: rain likely, even some storms are possible,