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Coming up on News 7 at 5, the Tara Munsey murder suspect, the Vinton Police grand jury report,
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and look out!
A fiery day for the trucks at Daytona, as the NASCAR crews struggle with those new shocks for Sunday.
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The cold rain moves out for a breezy and sunny Saturday. Details ahead.

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On Healthcheck, a woman seven months pregnant, and the baby has never been in her womb.
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And could you use a good tongue-scraping? Find out why some dentists say it makes for better mouths.
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The man arrested for Tara Munsey's murder now awaits his first court appearance on Tuesday.
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A friend of Tara Munsey's family is in custody tonight, charged with murder, and more.
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Marya Jones is outside the Pulaski County Courthouse with details.
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The Special Grand Jury that investigated the Vinton Police Department issued a scathing report this week. [Keith & Jean on set]
Keith Humphry was among those who reviewed the jury's findings today.
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Jean, it's a wide- ranging report... about missing money and failure to keep track of evidence.
More than 3-thousand dollars is missing from a fund created to help needy families in Vinton.
There were guns in the evidence room that had been ordered by the court to be destroyed... drugs that were destroyed withOUT court order.
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Lieutenant Bill Brown says he didn't know he needed one. "Some drugs were flushed," Brown told the Jury, "some burned, some sent to the wind." he was quoted as saying.
CHIEF of Police Ricky Foutz indicated he didn't realize a court order was needed to destroy drug evidence, though that's been required in Virginia since 1973.
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Shortly after State Police began their investigation, 40 guns showed up on a table in the evidence room. Nobody could explain where they came from. There were 90 guns that had no evidence tag or any indication where they'd come from or why they were there.
In a written statement issued on Brown's behalf, his lawyer says the department had just finished writing a comprehensive policy on storage and destruction of evidence. Brown and Foutz were asked to resign- -and they did- [KEITH & JEAN]

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While we woke up to ice covered trees- many in the Midwest woke up to snow- In Chicago six inches to a foot is expected before its all over.
Drew Levinson checks out this latest winter storm.
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((ON BIG COUNTRY IN THE MIDWEST IT MAY BE THE FIRST BIG SNOW STORM OF THE CENTURY. THE HUGE WEATHER SYSTEM IS BLANKETING THE MIDWEST AND THE EAST NOT ONLY WITH SNOW BUT SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN AND ITS CAUSING PROBLEMS. PLOWS AND SALT TRUCKS WERE FORCED INTO ACTION EARLY AND THEYRE WORKING OVERTIME. IN CHICAGO SIX INCHES TO A FOOT IS EXPECTED BEFORE ITS ALL OVER. AT OHARE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT HUNDREDS OF FLIGHTS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED OR DELAYED. THE SAME IS TRUE IN DETROIT, AND THATS CAUSING HEADACHES FOR PASSENGERS TRYING TO GET TO WEEKEND DESTINATIONS. The flight was confirmed and then I got to the airport and they said the flight was cancelled. HEIDI DELUCA WAS FLYIING TO PITTSBURGH FOR A JOB INTERVIEW-SHELL TRY IT AGAIN MONDAY. HEIDI DELUCA/STRANDED PASSENGER Oh, I already know I want to go with this company, its just a matter of me getting out there so they can see how great I am. IN BIRMINGHAM, MICHIGAN RESIDENTS WERE TRYING TO COPE. BIRMINGHAM RESIDENT: Just take it in stride thats all you can do BIRMINGHAM RESIDENT: I was kinda hoping for more so they would close the office but I dont think they are going to. IN NEW YORK CITY, PEOPLE ARE BUNDLED UP, ITS NOT ONLY SNOWING, BUT WITH THE WINDCHILL TEMPERATURES FEEL LIKE THEYRE IN SINGLE DIGITS OR BELOW. STILL WINTER HAS ITS ADVANTAGES-ESPECIALLY IF YOURE MICHAEL HENSCHEOS DAUGHTER. She loves the snow, we went sledding yesterday and we have been waiting for the snow so she could go back sledding.))

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It's one of those you have to see it to believe it stories-
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Take a look at this amazing crash today at the Daytona International Speedway-
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Driver Geoffrey Bodine amazingly survived- suffering broken bones in his cheek, arm and ankle.
Spectators suffered only minor injuries.
The accident took place in the debut of truck racing at the speedway.
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Prosecutors call it a pyramid scheme with a new twist. It's the talk of Danville, and we have a report coming up.
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And why has Lynchburg become the newest legal battleground for the Reform Party? That story is next.
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Lynchburg has become the newest battleground between two sides wrestling for control of Ross Perot's Reform Party of America.
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Party officials are suing their recently- ousted chairman David Gargan, demanding to know what he's done with millions in federal election funds.
The money had been sitting in a Martinsville bank, but the account was closed two days after Gargan was forced out as the party's national chairman.
A hearing was scheduled for this afternoon in Lynchburg federal court.. we'll tell you more on News7 at Six.
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Is it a generous gift, or just another pyramid scheme? Whatever it is, it's circulating around Danville. The police chief says his office has been flooded with calls. People there are talking about it and many are participating in it. Surae Chinn has been investigating this story.
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((Pittsylvania County authorities are on the prowl for people participating in a "pyramid scheme." But they don't have to look very far. Danville police chief Neal Morris says the game has captured the attention of the entire city. 1:41:56 NEAL MORRIS/DANVILLE POLICE CHIEF: THERE ARE HUNDREDS IF NOT THOUSANDS, I HOPE NOT.))
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(( But authorities say this is not a charity but a classic case of a pyramid scheme where people put in money and after recruiting others, they expect more money in return. And in this case people are asked to give two thousand dollars and many hope they'll get 16 thousand dollars in the end. It's a game where people eventually lose out. 1:20:49 DAVID GRIMES/PITTSLYVANIA CO. COMMONWEALTHS ATTY.: PARTICIPANTS WHO COME LAST THERE IS NOT HOPE LOST MONEY 1:27:54 DO YOU EXPECT ANYTHING..NO IT'S A GIFT.))
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Patrick Evans may have a song in mind this afternoon. He's at the Roanoke Civic Center, and Patrick, how about "Hello, Dolly"?
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Could you use a good "tongue scraping"? Don't laugh, not until you see what's ahead in Healthcheck.
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And doctors are taking special care of this woman, seven months pregnant, and her baby is growing OUTSIDE the womb.
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The Roanoke Valley might better be called "Valley of the Dolls" this weekend.
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The Roanoke Valley Doll Show hits the Roanoke Civic Center tomorrow morning at 10- and Patrick Evans has a preview this evening.
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She's had a baby growing OUTSIDE her womb for seven months. Today, she's undergoing an abdominal operation in hopes of delivering a healthy baby.
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Doctors discovered Lisa Ward's condition at 25 weeks, and she has been hospitalized near Atlanta ever since.
Abdominal pregnancies pose big risks to both mother and baby, so doctors discussed abortion with Lisa and her husband. She had no interest in that option.
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The tongue is the main breeding ground for the bacteria that generates foul smelling sulfides -- more commonly called bad breath! The bacteria can lead to conditions worse than halitosis, for example, gum disease, plaque, blood-clotting and inflamed arteries. In other words, bad breath can be damaging to your health. Tonya Flory has more on the latest way to get rid of the problem.
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Tongue scraping sounds like medieval torture, but it's actually the latest way to eliminate bad breath.
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The instrument is designed to be more effective than brushing, but Roanoke dentist Dr. Renita Randolph says a soft bristle brush works just as well for good oral hygiene.
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((DR. RENITA RANDOLPH/DENTIST: BACTERIA NORMALLY STAY IN THE MOUTH, THEY'RE ALWAYS IN THE MOUTH, THEY'RE THERE TO CAUSE PROBLEMS AND AGAIN THE HYGIENE IS A BIG PART OF THAT. IF YOU ALLOW THEM TO SIT THERE AND DO WHAT THEY WANT TO DO THEY CAN CAUSE PROBLEMS, BAD BREATH, DECAY, ANY NUMBER OF THINGS.))
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Dr. Randolph says brushing too hard can or working the scraper back and forth can create tiny cuts that can actually create bad breath, but if used correctly they work.
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That's a breath of fresh air for halitosis sufferers. Tonya Flory, News 7, Health Check. ))
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The tongue scrapers come in plastic or stainless steel so they can be washed easily. Dentists say they should be cleaned after each use with warm soapy water.





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Tonight's Two Minute Ticker comes from Daytona where so far during "speedweeks", three Fords have visited victory lane. And while that may come as a surprise to some, Mike Stevens says it's more of a "shock".
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The flu bug may be making a comeback in the Roanoke region, and now you can see how any region in the country is faring.
Patrick Evans explains in our website of the day.
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((It's called "fluwatch", and it's billed as the work of the "National Flu Surveillance Network". Physicians across the country report on the number of flu cases they are treating in their areas.
The site has declared a "watch" in Virginia, and "alerts" for several surrounding states including West Virginia and North Carolina.
Fluwatch suggests certain actions to take to avoid the flu or to treat it .. but a word of warning: the site is maintained by a company that makes and sells flu medications.
But if you want to check on reported flu outbreaks anywhere in the country, you can find a link to "Fluwatch" on our web page at WDBJ7-dot-com. Just click the Webwatch logo .. and drink plenty of liquids.
I'm Patrick Evans.))

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