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A young hiker spent twelve hours lost on Dragon's Tooth trail in Roanoke County before being rescued.
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17-year old Adam Hubert was hiking with his sister and a friend Saturday afternoon .. Hubert's mother tells News 7 Adam decided to go ahead of the group to warm up the car for them. But Hubert lost his way on the trail.
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((CHARLIE KING/ROANOKE CO. BATTALION CHIEF: I THINK HE JUST WANTED TO GET AHEAD OF THEM AND THEN GOT OFF THE TRAIL.))
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Rescue crews received a cell-phone call from Hubert around 5-30 Saturday evening saying he was lost. But the antenna on his phone broke, and Hubert lost communication with rescue workers. Hubert was finally located around 2 yesterday morning, however it took about five hours for rescuers to carry him down the trail because he was too weak to walk.
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Hubert was taken to Roanoke Memorial. His mother says he suffered from hypothermia, and is being held in the progressive care unit.



[7-Bassett-Shooting]


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A shooting in Henry County left a 70-year-old man dead.
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Officials with the Sheriff's department say the man's daughter found his body at his home on Old Bassett Heights Road yesterday afternoon. A shotgun was found at the scene. Officials say the man allegedly mentioned to his daughter earlier in the day that he might clean his guns. Deputies believe the wound was self-inflicted, and that the shooting was accidental .. but the incident is still under investigation. The man's name has not been released.
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[7-Salem-Ax]


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Three people were sent to the hospital after a multi-vehicle accident.
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Salem police say the driver of this Suzuki Sidekick was at a red light in front of Lewis Gale last night when he attempted to make a left hand turn onto Keagy Road. The Sidekick was sideswiped by a Toyota Camry .. The driver and a passenger in the Sidekick were taken to Roanoke Memorial. The driver of the Camry was taken to Lewis Gale. Police say none of the injuries appear to be life-threatening. Charges are pending against the driver of the Sidekick.
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[7-Holiday-Traffic]


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Holiday travel headaches clogged up Interstate 81 over the weekend.
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Northbound traffic in Botetourt county was bumper to bumper yesterday afternoon after a series of accidents backed up traffic for at least 20 miles. State Police reported an accident near Lexington sent several people to the hospital - although the number of patients and their conditions haven't been released. Police say several other chain-reaction accidents only made the situation worse.
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[45-Bassett-Shooting]


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A 70-year-old Henry County man was found shot to death in his home.
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Officials with the Sheriff's department say the man's daughter found his body around two o'clock yesterday afternoon at his home on Old Bassett Heights Road. A shotgun was found at the scene. Officials say the man allegedly mentioned to his daughter earlier in the day that he might clean his guns. Deputies believe the wound was self-inflicted, and that the shooting was accidental .. but the incident is still under investigation. The man's name has not been released.
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[45-Fire-Help]


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Firefighters responded to six house fires in Roanoke just last week, and say decreasing temperatures lead to an increasing number of fires. But there is help out there for families who lose everything in a fire...Kate Weidaw reports.
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((Ricky and Laura Akers lost almost all of their belongings when their Stewart Avenue house caught fire on November 19-th. That's when the American Red Cross stepped in and gave the family vouchers for food and clothing. Thanks to the organization's disaster relief fund, more then 2-thousand dollars has been given out in the past week to folks who have been the victims of house fires.

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((AMY WHITTAKER/AMERICAN RED CROSS: THEIR TYPES OF NEEDS WOULD BE FOOD, SHELTER, CLOTHING, IF THEY'VE LOST THEIR EYE GLASSES WE CAN HELP REPLACE THOSE, PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION AND IN SOME CASES WE CAN ASSIST WITH BURIAL EXPENSES.))
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((WENDY JONES: IT'S IMPORTANT TO HELP THESE PEOPLE REBUILD THEIR LIVES.))
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Wendy Jones is taking it upon herself to help the Wade family .. They lost their home on Tillett Road in Southwest Roanoke November 22nd. Flowers now sit in front of the charred house in remembrance of six year old Yatoya Harper who lost her life in that fire. Jones placed a sign in the yard asking for donations.

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((WENDY JONES: THEY DON'T HAVE ANY HOUSE WEARS ANY MORE, THEY DON'T HAVE A COUCH, THEY DON'T HAVE A TELEVISION, I BELIEVE I HAVE A DONATION OF A FULL SIZE BED, BUT THEY HAVE NO MATTRESS OR BOX SPRING.))
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Fire officials believe a kerosene heater may have caused the fire. And this time of year those types of fires are common according to Captain Roger Manual.

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((CAPT. ROGER MANUAL/ROANOKE FIRE DEPT.: SOME OF THE MOST COMMON CAUSES OF FIRES ARE AUXILIARY HEATERS, THE KEROSENE HEATERS, OR ELECTRIC HEATERS PLACED IN AREAS TO CLOSE TO OTHER COMBUSTIBLES, AND SOMETIMES OVER LOADED EXTENSION CORDS.))

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Manual says while loosing everything in a house fire can be devastating, it's reassuring to know organizations like the American Red Cross will be there to help. Kate Weidaw News 7 Roanoke.))


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[8-Missing-Hiker]


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A young hiker is recovering after spending TWELVE hours lost on Dragon's Tooth trail in Roanoke County.
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17-year old Adam Hubert was hiking with his sister and a friend Saturday afternoon .. Hubert's mother tells News 7 Adam decided to go ahead of the group to warm up the car for them. But Hubert lost his way on the trail.
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((CHARLIE KING/ROANOKE CO. BATTALION CHIEF: I THINK HE JUST WANTED TO GET AHEAD OF THEM AND THEN GOT OFF THE TRAIL.))
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Rescue crews received a cell-phone call from Hubert around 5-30 Saturday evening saying he was lost. But the antenna on his phone broke, and Hubert lost communication with rescue workers. Hubert was finally located around 2 yesterday morning, however it took about five hours for rescuers to carry him down the trail because he was too weak to walk.
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Hubert was taken to Roanoke Memorial. His mother says he suffered from hypothermia, and is being held in the progressive care unit.



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Charges are pending after a multi-vehicle accident sent three people to the hospital.
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Salem police say the driver of this Suzuki Sidekick was at a red light in front of Lewis Gale last night when he attempted to make a left hand turn onto Keagy Road. The Sidekick was sideswiped by a Toyota Camry .. The driver and a passenger in the Sidekick were taken to Roanoke Memorial. The driver of the Camry was taken to Lewis Gale. Police say none of the injuries appear to be life-threatening. Charges are pending against the driver of the Sidekick.
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[8-Holiday-Traffic]


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A string of accidents made for stop and go travel on Interstate 81 this weekend.
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Northbound traffic in Botetourt county was bumper to bumper yesterday afternoon after a series of accidents backed up traffic for at least 20 miles. State Police reported an accident near Lexington sent several people to the hospital - although the number of patients and their conditions haven't been released. Police say several other chain-reaction accidents only made the situation worse.
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[8-Gem-Show]


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The Salem Civic Center had a "rockin'" weekend.
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The site hosted the 21-st annual Mineral and Gem Show. Organizers hand picked the dealers from across the United States to showcase their merchandise.
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((VAN WIMMER/ORGANIZER: RARE MINERALS, CRYSTALS, ROCKS FOR ROCK COLLECTORS, ONE OF A KIND JEWELRY, WE HAVE AN ACTUAL OPAL MINER HERE.))
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A special display of fluorescent minerals was the highlight of the event. The show wrapped up yesterday evening.
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