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Visibility on I-77 next to nothing. Add snow. The equation equals a double fatal on the Interstate. We' re leading with that on NEWS 7 tonight.
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And someone put a match to the mural of Robert E. Lee in Richmond. Reaction later in the newscast.

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In sports, tonight's Radford-Richmond game has a NASCAR tie, Mike Stevens will explain, The Lady Maroons are preparing for a big conference battle in Salem and the
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Green Bay Packers have a new leader with a familiar face. Mike Sherman is the new head coach.
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Now that the ice is broken, so to speak, is there more snow in the forecast? We will have the answer coming up. [open]
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Two people dead ... an interstate blocked for hours ... the most severe results of today's return to winter.
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Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.

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The first significant snowfall of the season. Nothing more than a nuisance for most of us, but it did have its deadly side.
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The most serious weather-related incident in our region was on Interstate 77 in Carroll County, just a few miles north of the North Carolina border.
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Marya Jones was there today, and she's along the interstate tonight.
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State police say no one was hurt in snow-related accidents in the Roanoke area, but driving was still tricky in many places.
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Some drivers have found themselves sliding off roads, and many roads are still slushy.
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About two inches of snow fell in the Roanoke area. VDOT officials say pedestrians should also be careful as the surface of the snow gets crunchy and slick.
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The worst may be over for now, but we may not be entirely out of the woods. Let's get the word from meteorologist Robin Reed.
[MCU]WX CENTER [WXPRO/FULL]SNOW TOTALS COLD NIGHT AHEAD TOMORROW FORECAST
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We will run school information at the bottom of your screen for another minute or so in this newscast ... and every half hour through the evening.
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And you can get up-to-the-minute closings and delays on-line any time. Log onto on our home page at WDBJ7-dot-com.

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The snow was falling when Roanoke firefighters were sent out to battle a house fire this morning, but that wasn't their biggest problem.
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The blaze on Crescent Street began just before four a-m.
Firefighters had trouble getting the flames under control .. because of the way the house was built.
Investigators say the fire was accidental, probably related to the home's heating system.
A family of five escaped the fire safely, and no one was injured.
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One local fire department, and its prized piece of new equipment, are still recovering from last week's strong winds.
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Smith Mountain Lake firefighters say they've figured out why their new 170-thousand-dollar fireboat sank.
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They say heavy wind either tilted the boat or swept so much water onto it that the bilge pump could not keep up. The volunteer firefighters say their earlier guess was wrong: a valve did NOT lock open. Only the radios and windows were broken.
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Renewing your drivers license faster than ever. The details are still ahead on News 7 at 6.
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And someone destroyed the controversial Lee mural on Lee -Jackson- King day. The story from Richmond, next.
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A Richmond police officer noticed it late yesterday.
The city's long fought- over mural of Confederate General Robert E- Lee was burned by vandals.
Ellen Qualls has today's reactions.
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On the day Virginia celebrates the ironic trio of two Confederate generals and a black civil rights hero, someone burned General Lee off Richmond's flood wall.
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((GOV. JIM GILMORE: I CERTAINLY DON'T THINK WE CAN CONDONE VANDALISM IN ANY SHAPE OR FORM. NIGHT TIME RIOTING IN ORDER TO COMMIT ACTS OF VANDALISM IS CERTAINLY NOT IN THE VIRGINIA TRADITION.))
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Even the council member who threatened to "take it to the streets" when Lee first went up last year condemns the vandalism.
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((SA'AD EL-AMIN/RICHMOND CITY COUNCIL: I CAN UNDERSTAND THAT IN THE HEAT OF THE CONFEDERATE FLAG ISSUE IN SOUTH CAROLINA, AND THE MLK BIRTHDAY ISSUE, AND TRYING TO SEPARATE THE KING-JACKSON-LEE DAY THAT PEOPLE MIGHT BE CAUGHT UP. BUT I'M JUST ASKING FOLK TO BE COOL. AND LET'S TRY TO WORK THIS OUT. BECAUSE WE CAN'T CONDONE THIS KIND OF VIOLENCE.))
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However, El-Amin says Lee probably shouldn't go back up-- because it would just invite more violence.
Confederate supporters are livid, calling for the FBI to investigate it as a hate crime.
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((BRAG BOWLING/SONS OF CONFED. VETERANS: YOU KNOW WE'RE LOOKING FOR A FULL INVESTIGATION, BECAUSE THIS IS MORE THAN JUST A SIMPLE ARSON. THIS IS A SYMBOLIC CRIME.))
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N-double-A-C-P director Salim Khalfani has his own take.
He suggests it was a white vandal--either sympathetic to African-Americans or a "provacateur" trying to cause division.
He says defacing monuments and burning murals is NOT the m-o of the black community.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

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Blue chips tumbled ... tech stocks climbed today. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE ]
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The Dow fell 162 points, mostly over interest rate worries. No such concerns at NASDAQ, up 66.

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A Cuban woman in our area says Elian Gonzalez has a lot to lose, if immigration officials ship him back to Cuba.
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Rosa Hadden was just a year younger than Elian. She was five when her father smuggled her to Roanoke from Cuba.
Her mother stayed in Cuba with another child.
Rosa's grateful that her mother didn't fight for her.
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Rosa says in Cuba she would not have been able to choose her own college.
She's studying to be a doctor and hopes to someday bring her mother to the U-S.
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Doctor Verna Lewis will not have to report to prison in two weeks as scheduled.
Judge Sam Wilson decided today to let her remain out on her own recognizance, while she appeals her conviction for filing false tax returns.
Judge Wilson HAD order the Daleville phychiatrist to report to prison February 1st to begin serving an 18-month sentence. Now she can wait at least until the U-S Supreme Court settles another case with a similar appellate argument, before she does her time.
Even while the appeal is pending, though, Dr. Lewis WILL have to pay 122-thousand dollars in fines and restitution Judge Wilson imposed last month.


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Coming up in sports, The Packers name a new head coach, The Lady Maroons prepare for Bridgewater and
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Radford University is hosting Richmond tonight. Mike has more on the Highlanders' NASCAR connection.
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Mike Sherman is returning to Green Bay as the Packers head coach.
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Sherman is a longtime college coach with three years of N-F-L experience.
He spent two seasons as the Packers' tight end coach before toiling this year as Seattle's offensive coordinator.
Sherman succeeds Ray Rhodes, who was fired two weeks ago.
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A big night for college basketball in the state. And one of the more intriguing games of the night is at the Dedmon Center where Radford is hosting the University of Richmond.
Mike Stevens checks in with a special guest who will be in the stands for tonight's game.
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If you don't want to make the trip down to Radford there's another big game, this one in Salem. Bridgewater is coming in with a 10 and two overall record and is sitting in the top stop of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference.
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The Lady Maroons are 10 and three on the season and eight and two in the conference.
Coach Susan Dunagan says the competition is tough in the ODAC this season, but Roanoke has been hot of late.
The Maroons shot nearly 57-percent in their last game--a 20 point win over Randolph Macon
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Tip off for tonight's game is seven o'clock in Salem.
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Tonight you can see UVA host 21st ranked North Carolina, right here on your Hometown Station.
The Cavs are six and one at home.
UNC has lost two road games in a row.
Tip off is eight o'clock.
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A Republican-controlled legislature does NOT yet mean smaller state government.
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New House Majority Leader Morgan Griffith says lawmakers have made a record number of requests for bills to be drafted.
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((DEL. MORGAN GRIFFITH/R-SALEM: WELL, APPARENTLY EVERYBODY BELIEVED MORE, MORE WAS THE WAY TO GO. BECAUSE WE HAD, AS OF YESTERDAY, THREE THOUSAND-925 BILL DRAFTING REQUESTS.))
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That's 330 more bills than the record they set in 1996.
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Call it "e-government."
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Virginia Transportation Secretary Shirley Ybarra (why-BARE-uh) renewed her drivers license today on a laptop computer, with reporters watching.
Virginia is now the first state in the nation to allow drivers to renew their licenses online, in real time.
D-M-V workers will check your driving record and mail the license to you the next day.
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Virginia Democrats -- now in the minority at the State Capitol -- hope a slew of new patients' rights bills will resonate with voters.
Tobacco settlement money would pay for Bath County Delegate Creigh Deeds' bill.
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It would help needy elderly and disabled Virginians pay for prescription drugs.
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((DEL. DICK CRANWELL/D-VINTON: WE'RE PROPOSING TAKING TEN MILLION DOLLARS OF IT RIGHT NOW TO HELP WITH PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION. BEYOND THAT I THINK THERE'S ABOUT ANOTHER 40 MILLION DOLLARS A YEAR OUT THERE THAT WE'RE HAVING SOME DISCUSSIONS ABOUT. THAT MAY INVOLVE SOME TRANSPORTATION ELEMENTS TO HELP SOUTHSIDE OR SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA.))
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Also in the Democrats' health care package: Dick Cranwell's bill to let H-M-O patients choose their own doctors -- and a repeat from last year, Roanoke Senator John Edwards' bill to allow people to sue H-M-Os for malpractice.
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The H-M-O industry says the legislation needlessly undermines the cost benefits of managed care, and will drive up costs for everyone.


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Renovate .. or build a new school. The future of a long-time middle school is at the heart of a school board meeting tonight.
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Jean Jadhon is in the newsroom with details.
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Keith, the fate of Andrew Lewis Middle School has become a hot topic in Salem.
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Some feel the middle school, which was built nearly 70- years ago, should be renovated.
Others-- believe a new, more modern middle school, is needed.
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The school board meeting will begin at seven and time will be allotted for citizens to voice their opinions on a facility study.
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Keith, we'll have the latest on NEWS 7 at eleven.

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