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wednesday. the murder trial for demetrius wade is scheduled to start today in roanoke. he is charged with two counts of murder after a shooting on shenandoah avenue in january 2015. two men died in that shooting, and four others got hurt. another man, william cabbler, is also facing charges in that shooting. stay with wdbj7 for all the latest on this case. the defense and prosecution in the kevin quick murder trial will present closing arguments to a jury today. the day will also likely include jury instructions, and the jury could begin deliberations.
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mebers of the 99 goons syndikate are on trial in the case. the jury will have to decide whether they are guilty on all or some of the 34 counts they face. the prosecution has called more than two dozen witnesses and entered 400 pieces of evidence. four people were taken to the hospital after an accident in campbell county. it happened just before 4 yesterday afternoon on route 29. police say a woman hit the car in front of her as it was trying to turn. state police say that car went into oncoming traffic and hit a third car. the woman who caused the accident has been charged with reckless driving. ohio governor john kasich will hold a town hall meeting at virginia commonwealth university tonight. three of the six remaining gop presidential candidates have scheduled events in our state before the march 1st primary. donald trump will take part in regent university's presidential candidate series on wednesday. ben carson will also be at that series next monday. today's event with john kasich starts at 6:30 p.m. super tuesday is
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deadlines are coming up for voters who want to participate. since you can vote absentee in primaries, the deadline to request a mailed absentee ballot is tomorrow at 5-pm. the deadline to vote absentee in person is february 27-th. you can only vote in one political party primary election when several party primaries are held on the same day. voting officials say make sure your voter details are correct now. andrew cochran city of roanoke director of elections "you can go to elections-dot- virginia-dot gov and in the upper lefthand corner is a red box that says citizen portal you can go in, put in your information and it will pull up your correct voter registration information. " voter registration is 3 weeks from an election. if you haven't registered to vote yet, you can't vote in this primary. but you can register in time for the presidential election in november. and we have a wet morning to start off your week. here's leo hirsbrunner with your full forecast. andoutside that wet weather will continue over the next several days so hopefully you have your umbrella close at
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watch out for pockets of dense fog as he head toward the greenbrier valley a west virginia visibility down to 2 miles alas in around the blacksburg area traveling through parts of the newer valley a mile or alas depending on where you going some areas not so bad but it might be pretty good. right now then it goes downhill an hour so so just beware is your out on the roadways watch out for that fog would now from mill my can see the low clouds blocking the lights there fifty roanoke right now forty six lynchburg fifty one danville blacksburg at forty five degrees would a cool a bit as we head through the day fifty two up toward bristol forty 44 charlottesville 40 washington dc and 48 in richmond just a few light showers that's can be sinking down toward the south relatively quiet day would that easterly component to the window little mist and drizzle can't be ruled out arty start see the rain developing that's in be on tuesday they'll be this steady a rain moves right back into the steadier rain moves right back into the region and some heavier rain as we head toward wednesday already finding a flood
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river over toward alderson next scene i maybe a little minor flooding not really above flood stage at this point time but they're just keeping i that we all have to keep an eye out for the potential of seeing some flooding by wednesday would all the rain would get you notice temperatures can a drop off an and pretty much holding the mid 40s as we head through the afternoon today some steady a rain tuesday we see this low-pressure center driving they'll give us a little bitter rain a few tense and then the main issue will be wednesday would some heavy rain 1 to 2 inches before it's all said and done you forecast across the area would talk about fifty but then falling a little bit this afternoon with astray shower tube center virginia lynchburg loving stint appomattox southern virginia low to mid fifties would mainly cloudy skies newer valley southwest maybe a little area showers this morning on now mopes the cloudy highs in the mid to upper forties highlands greenbrier valley west virginia you'll be in the forties to near fifty 50 as well and your seven day planner shows the wet weather tuesday and wednesday rain falling heavily times on wednesday with the flooding
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the we can the weekend we start to dry out and begin that process begin that
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everything will today with heavier rain tuesday and wednesday. gas work will impact traffic on colonial avenue in southwest roanoke. look out for lane closures between mcneal drive and overland road. that project is expected to finish late next month. electrical work could slow you down today in danville. both lanes of newton street will be closed from monument street to lynn street. that's going on from seven this morning to five this afternoon. there will be a
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get around. the valley view interchange project will affect northbound traffic tonight on i- 581. one lane will close near the mall exit at eight tonight and a second lane will close at 10. exit 3-c will be blocked from midnight to three a-m tomorrow. overnight drivers will have to use the hershberger exit instead. in honor of black special presentation is taking place in bedford today. linda hervieux will talk about her book, forgotten: the untold story of d- day's black heros, at home and at war. the event starts at 6:30 at the bedford area welcome center. admission is free, but seating is limited so make sure you rsvp. a book signing will follow tonight's event. today is also the 150th birthday of radford university's founding president, dr. john preston mcconnell. a special program will be held in honor of dr. mcconnell this afternoon from 2 to 4 at the mcconnell library. there will be music, and refreshments available. a cake-cutting will aslo be held in honor
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birthday. dozens of people got a taste of homemade soups at the eagle rock library. it was all part of the branch's first annual "taste of soup" fundraising event this weekend. the menu was made up of about 16 different dishes made by talented local cooks. those who took part in the event voted on their favorite by putting money in a collection jar. organizers say fundraisers like this are essential to helping the library reach the community. michael hibben/eagle rock library branch librarian: "it helps support all the things we do at the library that our regular budget doesn't cover. and in a rural community like eagle rock that just got this libary 5 years ago, that's our focus. we just want to be the heart of the community and be as many things to the community as we can be." all money raised will support children's programming and other special events at the library. when you hear the word college, most of the time you think about going to class and getting a degree. but that's not what this event was about at the hotel roanoke. we'll have that story
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there are always conferences of some sort going on at the hotel roanoke, but we heard about one the other day with a name that caught our attention: the virginia state feed association was having "cow college." photojournalist bruce young stopped in to see what it was all about. prof. bob james, virginia tech: "we've always had cow colleges, and that started -- oh my, some time ago with one of our extension people." (nat: speaker: "so why is this important to food
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nevil speer, vice president of agriclear: "and as we get together and network, we all -- as we're aware of these and just, there's an empowerment stage." f e carter, president, virginia state feed association: "we bring in speakers who are prominent in our industry and keep us up to date with what's going on." james: "the audience is largely going to be nutritionists who work with producers." speer: "it's not just a slab of meat. consumers are increasingly empowered; they want to have information." carter: "a lot of things are changing as far as feed regulations going forward." speer: "we understand that we have to continue to transform the food industry forward in a way that consumers demand." (nat: speaker: "that was a big deal.") james: "my name is bob james, and i'm the dairy extension project leader in the dairy science department at virginia tech." carter: "i'm f e president of the virginia state speer: "nevil president for us operations, agriclear." james: "cows and the dairy industry is my passion." speer: "as we talk about cow college food, that's really about, right? (nat: applause) james: "we can feed animals very
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we have a very good idea about animal nutrition." carter: "what you get out is based on what you put in, let me put it that way." (nat: moo) speer: "we are aware of different issues and having to deal with more things and more complications, so it's not only consumers then. it's also the other side. markets become increasingly challenging." carter: "we all walk away quite a bit smarter than when we came." (nat: moo) james: "i like to say that we know more about feeding dairy cattle than we know about feeding people." (nat: "what we've got today is a pork tenderloin.") carter: "it's still part of what we do in the industry, you know. and i didn't know what the menu was today! (laughs)" (nat: "this year we decided to support the pork industry.") carter: "it could have been chicken too. i'll tell you what: last year it was steak. so it's all good." this was the 70th year for the conference. the subjects ranged year for the conference. the subjects ranged from federal
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detailed aspects of feed production. it was a historical weekend at the daytona 500. in sports, we'll tell you who just barely won the checkered flag. and, there was a special basketball tournament at virginia tech this weekend. why the volunteers are almost as important as the
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mainly cloudy geico for your boat.
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today with a stray shower. steadier heavier rain moves in tuesday &
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this year's daytona 500 was the closest finish in the history of the race, and it was a virginia native taking the checkered flag. here's karen loftus with more. good morning everyone, i'm karen loftus with your look at sports. let's finally get this 2016 nascar sprint cup season going, with the 58th running of the daytona 500. rookie chase elliott, running in the 24-car for the retired jeff gordon. he's the youngest pole-sitter in the history of the daytona 500. elliott only led for the first 3 laps of the race before dale earnhardt junior passes him, but then things get worse for the 20-year old. lap 19, elliott gets loose coming-off turn 4 and goes sliding into the infield turf, doing
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damage to the front end of his car. fast go, another hendrick motor sports driver in trouble. dale jr. brings-out the 5th spins-out and goes crashing into the inside barrier and the final lap and all the excitement. matt kenseth running up front, along with 4 other toyota cars, won the daytona 500. here comes his teammate, denny move up high. kenseth blocks, and and splits kenseth and martin truex jr. kenseth falls back, saving a wreck there. 14th. now the drag- and truex jr, where it's hamlin winning by just inches, in the closest finish. the taking-home his first daytona 500 victory and first for a toyota car. truex jr finishes second, kyle busch in third, then kevin harvick and carl edwards round-out the top 5. jgr with 3 drivers there in the top 5. denny hamlin, wins first daytona 500, "it's the
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haven't gotten a championship yet so obviously this is the biggest win for myself." martin truex, jr., 2nd place in daytona 500, "i wish we could have won obviously but just going to have to watch that on the highlights reel for the rest of my career i suppose. today was a great day. we all want to win. it's just competition. you know i'd be lying if i said i didn't want to win." and in women's college basketball, virginia tech loses in overtime to miami, but uva comes-out with the win over clemson. that's your monday morning look at sports. more than 100 athletes came to virginia tech to play weekend. 20 unified teams -- made up of people with and without intellectual disabilities -- took to the court at the cassell coliseum. it was part of the regional basketball tournament that has been going on for 27 years. organizers estimate about 500 volunteers showed up to help cheer the athletes on--it's an extra boost for the athletes. nancy morehouse, special olympics virginia director of unified sports "and we see that our confidence in our players
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sudden the shot they never made in practice all season long, now they're making those shots. " they have two more tournaments coming up. one at pulaski county high school on march 5. another at roanoke college march 13. volunteers are welcome to come and cheer the special olympics athletes on. a michigan uber driver faces arraignment today on several murder charges, after a deadly shooting spree this weekend. how many people jason dalton's accused of killing, and what we know so far about him. and another act of violence over the weekend. where a six year old boy was shot and killed while playing outside his home. plus, there's a new water crisis. this time, it's in upstate new york. what toxic chemical health officials say is
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is the source. good morning. it's 5:30 on monday, i'm
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and i'm kimberly mcbroom. a michigan uber driver is due in court this morning, after police say he went on a weekend shooting rampage that killed six people. as don champion reports, the crime spree has some uber riders worried. jason brian dalton faces multiple murder and weapons charges connected to a deadly shooting rampage in kalamazoo. officials say the 45- year-old uber driver targeted his victims at random. mark dunton gets chills thinking about his encounter with the accused killer: (mark dunton/ uber passenger) "it's crazy to think that someone could have gone out and just done all these horrible things and came to work straight-faced -- like he's just coming to work (-59) dunton and his friends heard about the killing spree and got nervous when dalton picked them up in a car that matched the one police were looking for.. (mark dunton/ uber passenger) my buddy scott actually said something to him said hey this isn't the hhr, you're not the guy are you? and he said no 53-year-old richard smith and his 17- year-old son tyler were killed car shopping at this dealership. barbara hawthorne was among those killed at this
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tragedy like this strikes you never expect it to be this close at home the first victim in the shooting spree was a woman who was shot multiple times at an apartment complex. she is expected to survive. the sheriff says her quick actions saved the lives of several children including 12-year-old joi coleman: (joi coleman, 12- year-old survivor) he shot her once, and she was still running, and then he shot her again, and she fell and she was asking joi help dalton, a married father of two, had no prior criminal history. don champion cbs news. miami over the year-old boy was shot and killed. playing outside his home saturday when someone opened fire his family is grieving over the loss of their young boy who loved football and cartoons. the district called on the community to stop the violence. albert carvahlo/ miami-dade co. public schools) "over 60 children months. over 20 killed." "too much pain, too has to stop." the first grader's
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violence in miami is out of control. he also lost his 14- year-old brother in 2003 to an accidental shooting. carter's aunt, a teacher for the school district, asked community members to come forward with any information they might have. there is no word as to who may have shot carter. ((cold toss
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a record-breaking storm hit fiji saturday night, killing at least 17 people. the tropical cyclone has now passed, but it left massive damage in its wake. winds that reached 184 miles per hour knocked down trees, put out power, and caused heavy flooding. some residents say it was the worst storm they've ever seen. schools in fiji will be closed for a week so
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their situations. the prime minister has declared a state of emergency for the next 30-days. isis is claiming responsibility for an attack in syria that left at least 60 dead and more than 200 hurt. the bombing happened at a market in the capital city. the islamic state says two fighters set off a car bomb before detonating their explosive belts. a triple explosion in the same area killed 45 people last month. people living in upstate new york are dealing with a water crisis after state health leaders found p-f-o-a in the water supply of petersburgh. it's a toxic industrial chemical that was used for years in nonstick and stain- resistant coatings among other products. officials believe the contamination could be coming from the taconic plastics plant, but the water is still under investigation. (jim malatras/director of state operations): "one of those tests that we did was testing the town's public water system. the well was tested at about 95 parts per trillion of pfoa." (basil seggos/department of environmental conservation): "we're going to move very quickly.
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science and make sure the public is aware of every step of our investigation." those affected will have to drink bottled water until the crisis is clear. another town's water is contaminated after an oil spill saturday. people in pine grove, west virginia, have been told not to use their water until testing is completed. more than 75 workers are cleaning up the spill from fishing creek. it is not clear as to what exactly caused it, but officials have moved quickly to distribute bottled water. in the meantime, pine grove has switched over to an alternate source of the university of tennessee has been major sexual discrimination lawsuit. eight women are claiming that school officials ignored alleged sexual misconduct by some student athletes. one of those women had accused a basketball player of rape in 20-13, but prosecutors did not pursue any charges. in the current suit against u-t, plaintiffs say the school has "a hostile sexual environment and culture." but not everyone agrees with this claim. (don bosch, defense attorney): "there are women that are sometimes predatory
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relationships with these athletes and later turn those around to allege sexual assault in hopes for some financial gain." u-t's head football coach says the incidents are not representative of the entire sports program. bill cosby's wife camille has to give her deposition in a defamation suit against her husband today. it's scheduled for nine a-m in springfield, massachusetts but cosby's attorneys are still trying to stop it. eight women have sued the comedian for defamation, claiming he called them liars after they accused him of sexually assaulting him. around 50 women have blamed him for sexual misconduct, but cosby continues to deny any wrongdoing. pope francis wants a one-year suspension of the death penalty. he has called on catholic leaders to stop the practice during the holy year of mercy. that push for forgiveness would run through november. the pope is also voicing his desire to bring an end to capital punishment. he's supporting a
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that begins today. the nevada republican caucuses is tomorrow, and with only three candidates left, the battle continues. donald trump picked up a victory in south carolina, but he knows he still has competition. nevada senator dean heller has endorsed marco rubio, which could lead to his success. meanwhile, ted cruz wants to prove himself on super tuesday after his disappointing third place finish in south carolina. (ted cruz, republican presidential candidate) do well in the first three states and then compete and have a very strong night on super tuesday. i think i'm ideally positioned to do exactly that. on the liberal side of things, hillary clinton beat bernie sanders in nevada. he attended church services in south carolina yesterday in an effort to recruit black voters. the democrats will face off again on saturday in south carolina. jeb bush is the most recent presidential candidate to end his campaign, but he's among a dozen others. those who have left the race could actually benefit from not becoming the next commander-in- chief. just by having national exposure and loyal followers, the losers gain money.
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even move on to other major political appointments. whether candidates line or not, there are benefits for just participating. we're watching the roads for you this morning. just head, details on a wreck in pittslvania county, in your i-hometown traffic report. and we brush our teeth every day, but what about your pet? coming up, how to care for your pet's teeth on wdbj7 mornin' stray showers
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and wednesday. an accident is causing problems right now on route 29 in pittsylvania county. the northbound right lane is blocked near dry bridge road. that's about five miles north of the route 29-chatham ramp. construction could slow you down this morning in montgomery county. lusters gate road is closed in both directions near den hill road. it's expected to re- open at noon. electrical work could affect your drive today in danville. both lanes of newton street will be closed from monument street to lynn street. that's going on from seven this morning to five this afternoon. there will be a detour to help you get around. this is a live look at i-581 in roanoke from wdbj7's hotel camera. we're not seeing any major issues so far this morning. whether your pet has bad breath or some pearly whites, oral care is important to your pet's health. february is pet dental awareness month. wdbj7's amanda
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care for our furry friends. good morning kimberly and garrett. we brush our teeth more than once a day, but do we really give the same attention to our pet's oral health? probably not. this morning ### from angels of assisi is with us this morning. 1. why is pet dental care so important? the most common disease affecting pets is dental disease. in fact, most dogs and cats are already suffering from dental disease by the age of three. bacteria from gingivitis and periodontal disease can spread throughout the rest of their body causing infections in the heart and kidneys. if left untreated, dental disease causes pets to die an average of two years earlier than they would have with proper dental care. 2. so our pets can get the same dental diseases as humans? yes. periodontal disease is the most common dental condition in dogs and cats - by the time your pet is 3 years old, he or she will very likely have some early evidence of periodontal disease, which will worsen as your pet grows older if effective preventive measures aren't taken. 3. how often should we brush our pet's teeth? your dog's teeth should be brushed as often as possible, ideally every day. there are numerous dental care products, pastes, solutions, brushes, chew toys and dental diets that help you provide your dog with the home dental care he deserves.
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next half hour, we'll have more on how to coming up in the next half hour, we'll have more on how to care for your pet's pearly whites. a big bird received
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a big bird received its freedom yesterday. how she had originally been trapped and how a society in oregon helped her out. and most people are in high spirits after their marriage. but this couple's love literally reached
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a female bald eagle was released back into the wild yesterday after she was found trapped in a fishing line. rescuers used a small net, box and towel to cut the bird free from the willamette river. "now this is a four year old bald eagle and she was caught in a fishing line last week." she had suffered minor injuries, and the audubon society nursed her back to health. they released her back into the wild in waterfront park in oregon yesterday.
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to help avoid these types of situations in the future by not littering. the director of the audubon conservation says people need to clean up after themselves when they're fishing. a couple in washington state said their vows in a high place. kristy and jim larsen made their marriage official 35- thousand feet in the air during an airline flight on friday. kristy is a flight attendant for alaska airlines, so they thought it was appropriate to get married there. she designed custom clothing accessories for herself to wear during the event. and passengers documented the experience, putting videos on social media before the flight even landed. (kristy larsen, married on airline flight): "it's been really overwhelming but really exciting and im glad that we were able to share love and joy with people and really touch people and make their flight a really fun experience." the wedding was a special one in honor of the bride's mother. she's fighting stage 4 cancer, and she had dying wishes: to see where her daughter works and lives, and to see her marry the man of her dreams. a type of cancer could affect teens
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heavier than others. that and more coming up in your hometown health. being stressed out isn't always because of your environment. it's because of your body, too. how being pregnant can affect your stress
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now on wdbj7 mornin', today in history. on this date in 18- 19, the u.s. acquires spanish florida. in 19-68, the tet offensive ends in vietnam. actress drew barrymore is born in 19-75. u.s. hockey beats the soviet team in the 13th olympic games in 19-80. and in 20-14, the world's most-wanted drug kingpin, el chapo, is captured in mexico. mainly cloudy today with a stray mainly cloudy today with a stray
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tuesday & wednesday. in today's hometown health: taller, heavier more prone to a type of cancer. craig reports, there is progress in the fight against tuberculosis. new data suggests teenagers who are heavier and taller may be at greater risk of developing non- hodgkins lymphoma. researchers in israel tracked more than 2-million adolescents... they found overweight and taller-than- average teens faced a 25-percent higher risk of cancer of the lymphatic system later in life. stanford university researchers say a new blood test could make it easier and cheaper to diagnose tuberculosis. doctors say a gene 'signature' in blood can
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disease kills one point five million people each year. and new data from the cdc shows infections from hpv, the human papillomavirus, are down 64-percent among teenagers. government researchers say cases have fallen sharply since the vaccine for the cancer-causing virus was introduced a decade ago.. those are some of the day's top medical stories. kenneth craig, cbs news, new york. it's normal for pregnant women to be stressed, but now some studies say that the pregnancy itself could be contributing to stress levels. it's unclear how stress can affect the fetus, but it can make pregnancy harder. some data says a lot of stress can increase risks for a smaller baby and pre-term labor. to relieve stress, relaxation techniques are helpful, such as a warm bath or breathing techniques. it's also important that you take time for yourself. here's something you'll want to hear while enjoying your morning coffee. a new study shows drinking coffee could lower your chances of liver disease. that's according to a medical journal that reviewed nine
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researchers say two cups a day could reduce your odds of developing alcohol- related cirrhosis by as much as 44- percent. cirrhosis breaks down the liver by blocking blood flow. alcoholism is the second-most common cause of that condition in the but, coffee won't negative affects of drinking too much alcohol. some doctors say needed to confirm the studies. here's a look at what's trending on facebook this morning. and #apollo10 is recently declassified audio from the apollo 10 mission in 1969, reveals astronauts discussing an "unexplained" sound while orbiting the far side of the moon. it was revealed on the science channel's "nasa's unexplained files." -------- scott kelly is trending. he's an astronaut that's currently on the international space station. he turned 52 yesterday and nasa set up a way where you can send him a birthday greeting. -------- jambe juice is also trending but it's because of a prank that adele did on the ellen degeneres show. you can catch all episodes of her show right here on wdbj7
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4:00p. the trial for a man who facing two murder charges is set to begin in roanoke today. we'll have the details, coming up after the break. and, this beauty pageant winner isn't letting her disability get her down. why she says it's important for people like her to get out and do what they
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closing arguments are scheduled today in the kevin quick murder trial. how many witnesses the prosecution has called in the case against six alleged gang members. an important date in election season is getting closer. the deadlines you need to know about, if you plan to take part in super tuesday. and, we're starting a new segment called my hometown. i'll take you for a ride
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that's gaining traction in southwest virginia. good morning, it's just after 5 o'clock on monday. i'm kimberly mcbroom. i'm garrett turner. and i'm leo hirsbrunner mainly cloudy today with a stray shower. steadier heavier rain moves in tuesday & wednesday. the murder trial for
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demetrius wade is scheduled to start today in roanoke. wade is charged with two counts of murder after a shooting on shenandoah avenue in january 2015. two men died in that shooting, and four others got hurt. another man, william cabbler, is also facing charges in that shooting. stay with wdbj7 for all the latest on this case. the defense and prosecution in the kevin quick murder trial will present closing arguments to a jury today. the day will also likely include jury instructions, and the jury could begin deliberations. six alleged gang members of the 99 goons syndikate are on trial in the case. the jury will have to decide whether they are guilty on all or some of the 34 counts they face. the prosecution has called more than two dozen witnesses and entered 400 pieces of evidence in the case. ohio governor john kasich will hold a town hall meeting at virginia commonwealth university tonight. three of the six


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