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Today on News 7 at 5, a 13 year old boy learns if he will be sent to an adult prison for a murder he committed when he was 11.
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And today's high wind is knocking down power lines and fueling brush fires throughout the area.
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After the big winds die down, snow showers and very cold air move in. Details just ahead.

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Today on Health Check, pregnant women are warned to watch what they eat,
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and we'll see an innovating program one hospital is using to cut down patients' wait in the emergency room.
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[Vo-Nat] The boy who was just eleven when he killed a man is sentenced today to juvenile detention until he's 21.
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((WHILE THERE IS NO GUARANTEE NATHANIAL WILL BE REHABILITATED BY THE AGE OF 21, IT IS CLEAR TEN YEARS SHOULD BE SUFFICIENT TO ACCOMODATE THAT GOAL.))
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Michigan law would've allowed sending the boy to an adult prison- but the judge said that would have destroyed any chance of reform.
So Abraham- who is now 13- heads to juvenile detention until he is 21.
Drew Levinson has reaction from both sides.
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(( THOUGH 13-YEAR OLD NATHANIEL ABRAHAM WONT SEE THE INSIDE OF AN ADULT PRISON THE JUDGE STILL SAID HE MUST WAIT UNTIL HES 21 BEFORE HES FREE.
JUDGE EUGENE MOORE, OAKLAND CO. PROBATE COURT: We have 8 years, together we and Nathaniel can make the difference in his life and the rest of the children in our community. ABRAHAM WAS SENTENCED FOR THE SECOND DEGREE MURDER OF 18-YEAR OLD RONNIE GREEN JUNIOR. HE WAS KILLED IN OCTOBER 1997. WHEN HE WAS CHARGED HE WAS ONLY 11 YEARS OLD. DURING SENTENCING GREENS SISTER APPEALED TO THE JUDGE NOT FORGET HER BROHTER. NICOLE GREEN, VICTIM'S SISTER: It dont matter whether Nathaniel was 11 at the time he gunned down my brother, age dont matter, what matters that is he be punished for taking my brothers life.
ABRAHAMS ATTORNEY ARGUED THE BOY SHOULD NOT SPEND ANOTHER NIGHT IN CUSTODY AND HE PLAYED THE RACE CARD. GEOFFREY FIEGER, DEFENSE ATTORNEY No white child in Oakland county would have been kept at 11 years old in a dentention center for 2 and half years.
WHEN IT WAS OVER, NEITHER SIDE WAS PLEASED WITH THE VERDICT, ONE SAYING IT WAS TOO MUCH, THE OTHER NOT ENOUGH. RONNIE GREENS MOTHER JUST HOPES NATHANIEL GETS HELP. ROBIN ADAMS, VICTIM'S MOTHER: I hope he realizes what he done was wrong, and he took he took a life and he hope learned from that.
LED BY ACTIVIST REV. AL SHARPTON PROTESTORS FROM ACROSS THE COUNTRY DEMONSTRATED IN FRONT OF THE COURTHOUSE ON NATHANIEL'S BEHALF.))



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The wind has been blowing down power lines and starting several brush fires across western Virginia this afternoon.
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The blaze along Bradshaw Road in Montgomery and Roanoke counties has burned at least 30 acres.
It's one of at least 13 fires in six counties, according to the state forestry office.
As of about three this afternoon, five of those fires were under control.
Many of the fires started when the wind blew down power lines or transformers.
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A-E-P says at least 23-hundred customers have lost power today in the Roanoke Valley.
They hope to have service restored early this evening.
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In the New River Valley, A-E-P says almost 39-hundred customers had lost power this afternoon.
And some of them may not have it back until tomorrow morning.

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One of the worst fires in the area is in Besford County.
The strong winds have fueled the flames on Jeter's Chapel Mountain in Stewartsville. Firefighters have not been able to control the blaze. They say for now it is too dangerous for them to go in.
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Tina Tenret is in Stewartsville. How does it look out there?
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Wind made it tough for firefighters in Botetourt County-
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battling a house fire today.
The blaze broke out around lunchtime in the home on Gala Drive- That's in the Botetourt East subdivision.
The fire gutted the house.. burning it to the ground.
And heat from the smoke and flames was so intense it melted siding on a house next door.
No one was home at the time.
The place is a total loss.
No word on the cause.
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After four months without its striking workers, Bedford's biggest employer says things couldn't be any better.
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Though the striking Steelworkers union disputes it ... Rubatex announced today that foam-rubber production levels are back to 100-percent of pre-strike levels.
The company also said it's producing everything with half as many workers ... and it feels no pressure to get back to the bargaining table.
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For its part ... the union said this is all part of a company "scare tactic."
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((RICHARD WALKER/UNION PRESIDENT: YOU SEE IT ALL THE TIME. THEY WANT PEOPLE TO THINK THAT THEY'RE GOING TO LOSE THEIR JOBS ... BUT I CAN GUARANTEE YOU, IF WE WAS TO GO BACK THERE TODAY, THEY'D BE GLAD TO HAVE EVERYONE OF US BACK.))
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The two sides haven't planned any face-to-face meetings.
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Still to come on the newscast, a former aide to West Virginia's Governor is sent to prison for plotting to have sex with an underage boy,
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and police say the N-B-A player killed yesterday in Charlotte may have been drag racing when he crashed his car.
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NBA player Bobby Phills may have been drag racing with teammate David Wesley when his car crashed yesterday-
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That's according to Charlotte Police who say Phills was travelling at more than 75 miles an hour - well over the 45 mile an hour speed limit.
Phills was killed in the crash.
Police say his Porsche swerved into oncoming traffic and was hit head on by a vehicle-
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The 30-year old Phills was leaving a team practice when he lost control of his car less than one mile from the arena.
Wesley wasn't involved in the accident and police say the Hornets starting point guard refused to talked to investigators.
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A once- prominent political figure from West Virginia was sentenced today to serve more than five years in a federal penitentiary for plotting to have sex with a 13-year old boy.
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Tom Rice was once an aide to Governor Caperton. He told a federal judge today that what he did was "plain stupid and reckless."
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((MR. RICE WAS CLEARLY ACTING AS A PREDATOR. AND THE FACT THAT HE WAS A WHITE-COLLAR INDIVIDUAL WHO HAD A GOOD JOB WITH STANDING IN THE COMMUNITY I DON'T THINK NEGATES THAT.))
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After contacting the "boy" on the Internet, Rice drove nearly 200 miles from his home in Martinsburg to Bedford Elementary School where he was arrested.
It was part of Bedford County's "Operation Blue Ridge Thunder," targeting pedophiles who troll the Internet.
While Rice accepted repsonsibility for his crime, his attorney says he will appeal the 63-month sentence.

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In his State of the Commonwealth address, Governor Gilmore proposed a continuation of the freeze on tuition at Virginia's public colleges and universities.
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Last year, Radford University actually rolled back tuition by 20 percent.
School officials said they support the governor's latest proposal... if the General Assembly approves adequate funding to fill the gap.
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((DAVID BURDETTE/VICE PRESIDENT FOR BUSINESS AFFAIRS: WE'VE BEEN LIVING WITH A TUITION FREEZE FOR TWO OR THREE YEARS NOW AND IT'S A GOOD THING FOR STUDENTS AND PARENTS, AND A 20 PERCENT DISCOUNT IS ALWAYS GOOD FOR CONSUMERS, SO YEAH WE'RE BEHIND IT.))
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Radford currently has 86-hundred students. Enrollment has increased by more than 200 this year.

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Coming up next, Patrick Evans will see what's the hottest hot dog on the Roanoke City Market.
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The Wiener Stand is no longer the ONLY place to get a hot-dog on Roanoke's City Market, there's a new dog in town, and his name is Chris.
Patrick Evans has details on the wiener wars now taking place downtown.
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Stay with us. Coming up in Sports, Mike Stevens will have an interview with local driver Stacy Compton as he prepares to battle to become NASCAR's Rookie of the Year. But first on Health check,
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we'll tell you why a consumer watchdog is warning pregnant women to watch what they eat.
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((THOUSANDS OF WOMEN MAY BE EXPOSED TO LISTERIA AND T. GONDII EVERY YEAR, RESULTING IN HUNDREDS OF FETAL DEATHS AND MISCARRIAGES.))
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Franklin Memorial Hospital is on the fast track to speedy treatment. Tonya Flory is here to tell us about this new emergency room service. What's faster about this service, do you get in faster, are you treated more quickly? The waiting time to see a doctor is cut in half with a new service called fast track
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-- they haven't added any staff or made any changes to do it. The average time used to take is 35 minutes in the ER waiting room.
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Franklin Memorial Hospital is one of the first in the country to provide fast track. At most hospitals, patients come in and are screened by a triage nurse, then they have to sit at the registration desk, then wait in another waiting room before they are seen.
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Fast track isn't used all the time, typically about 60-percent of the time. But there are two times it can't be used if all -- when the beds are full or if multiple critical injuries come in at once.
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A consumer watchdog group wants to warn pregnant women to be careful about what they eat.
The Center for Science in the Public Interest wants to make sure mothers to be know about the dangers of a food borne bacteria known as listeria.
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It is most often found in soft cheese, unpasteurized milk, undercooked meat, poultry, or seafood and even ready-to-eat products like deli meats and hot dogs.
Listeria can cause miscarriages or stillbirths even if the mother feels no symptoms.
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(("WHILE FOOD-SAFETY SCIENTISTS HAVE KNOWN FOR YEARS THAT FOOD POISONING CAN CAUSE MISCARRIAGE AND BIRTH DEFECTS, NO ONE IS TELLING PREGNANT WOMEN THEY NEED TO WATCH WHAT THEY EAT TO PROTECT THEIR FETUSES." ))
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The group wants the government to require food processors to conduct better safety tests on their foods before selling them.
It is also publishing a free guide called "Healthy Eating for Pregnant Moms."

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The two minute sports ticker comes to us tonight from the NASCAR Media Tour just outside of Charlotte, North Carolina.
That's where Mike Stevens had a chance to chat with Winston cup rookie Stacy Compton.
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A prisoner near San Antonio is experiencing great popularity. He is the youngest inmate at Dominguez State Prison. He's only two months old and
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he's a dog. Smithy is a yellow laborador retreiver and he will serve the next 12 months at the prison. He hasn't committed a crime. Inmates at the facility are training him to be a guide dog for the blind.
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((OWEN KELLY DOMINGUEZ STATE JAIL "THE CAREGIVER HAS TO BE WITH THE PUPPY 24 HOURS A DAY AND THERE'S NOT A WHOLE LOT OF PEOPLE WHO CAN DEDICATE THAT KIND OF TIME" "THAT'S ABOUT ALL WE GOT HERE IS TIME"))
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Just a few days into the program, it's not sure just who is the trainer and who is the trainee. The prisoners say Smithy is teaching them a valuble lesson about giving back to the community and the meaning of unconditional love.
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