Speech to Text for Virginia gov. accused of racism
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standoff. which fire police believed he started. plus a new exibit at sciencework is encouraging kids to make noise. and they learning by doing it. announcer says "watching out for you, this is newswatch 12 this morning" you are taking a live look out at medford. ad lib this is part of our newswatc h12 weather cam network. first we want to get right over to stormwatch 12's meterologist jeff donovan. he's tracking snow and rain coming to our area. today: another system will move in to our area today with more rain and kdrv.com, for more information it some areas. [a16]traffic-wxcenter traffic really is not too bad around the region right now. but we are sseing a few minor slow downs [a17]chains or traction tires-ots with snow in the forecast for this weekend and early next week it's important to have your ok at this photo. the car landed on it's hood. a car witnessed the car leave the road, roll several times until landing on it's hood. the woman denied being transported to the hospital. the cause of the crash is being investigated by oregon state police. rural metro fire says the roads were wet at the time of the crash. the department also wants to remind people to drive safe today and this week especially with possible snow coming to the valley newswatch 12 was on the scene thursday night. police believe they have found the man responsible for lighting this garage on fire. crews arrived to the home on happy valley drive just after 11:30. they say the fire did significant damage to the detached garage. they knocked it down before it spread to nearby homes. friday - police arrested 52 year old terry lee day. they used a neighbor's security footage to help them find him. detectives found day in steel shed where they say he threatened officers with a gun and refused to come out. a swat team and crisis negotiators were called in to help. after using a breaching charge and gas - officers eventually got inside and arrested day. he had outstanding warrants for his arrest. he now faces a list of charges. the session took place at fire station 4. ham radio is ameteur radio hobby, it can allow you to communicate with people all around the globe. the president of the club says it can be used in case of an emergency on a large scale, that could wipe out the use of phones. if that was to happen, ham radio could become a needed form of communication. there were about 25 people at the first session, which is the largest of at least the last 4 classes. "when you get to walk up to that person who's never got a license, shake their hand, and say "congratulations," and them that little form, that is rewarding. they've never been, and now they're a part of the club." cook says the math is the most intimidating part, but promised that it is not difficult math. the class lasts about 12 weeks. there is just one class per week, and they are about 3 hours long each session. is encouraged. whether it is the sound of music, or dance, or the city. you can catch common underwater sounds, and sounds of the deep blue sea. who knew kids making noise could be educational. even though it has reputation as a childrens museum, the new exhibit is for everyone. "we are really excited, it's kind of a new direction for us. we really want to be science engagement for all and it has stuff for all ages." every 1st saturday of the month, there will be a musical performance that is based on one part of the exhibit. its goals include reducing opioid prescription fills by one third and improving access to evidence- based addiction treatment. it also plans to increase public awareness of "rescue breathing," a form of mouth- to-mouth that can help overdose victims. [a27]gov this photo shows one man in black face and the another in a ku klux klan garb. at first he said he didn't know which one he was. now he says he's not in either outfit. he does admit to dressing up like michael jackson and wearing face paint for a dance competition though. protesters gathered outside governor ralph northam's mansion saturday morning. they join former northam allies -- like the state's black caucus, virginia house and senate democrats and the former governor asking him to step down. gov. ralph northam/ virginia: "i really do believe both of them are wrong, but there's a contrast between the blackface and someone standing there in a ku klux klan outfit and me dressed up in a michael jackson costume for a dance contest. and again, they're both wrong, but i would hope people would see the contrast." many politicians are asking for the governor to resign. one of those people is vice president biden. he tweeted this statement. there is no place for racism in america. governor northam has lost all moral authority and should resign immediately. justin fairfax is the leader virginia needs now. if you are wanting to hit the slopes this weekend we have the latest update from mt. shasta and mt. ashland. [a31]tease one-wipe to vo chili plus if you think you have the best chili reciepe put it to the test today. [a32]tease one-wxcam "here's a live look at ashland from the oregon shakespeare festival. watching out for you, this is newswatch 12 this morning." out and about. music today put your chili recipe to the test with this chili cook off at the branding iron tavern in medford. it starts at 2 and goes until 11 tonight. it costs $5 to enter the cook off. and of course the big game will be on as well.