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A fog-covered Interstate 77 yields a serious pile-up in Carroll County.
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And a new driving law, designed to keep teenagers safe may also cramp their style.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Tonight on News 7 Sports - we'll check in on the massive turf renovation that is taking place at Lane Stadium. Salem finally crowns an NCAA softball champion.
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And PGA touring pro Mike Reid drops in at Hanging Rock today and literally puts on a clinic.
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[WX-Head]
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Yet again, showers and thunderstorms are part of the weather scenery. When will they move out? It's part of our weather story coming up next.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 4-Shot]


News 7 at Six is next.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Fog and rain make a dangerous combination on Fancy Gap Mountain.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Dozens of cars and trucks collide there this afternoon
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


And I'm Shannon Young.

[Carroll-Wreck]


[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
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Interstate 77 in Carroll County is still slow going at this hour, but crews have significant progress cleaning up the accident.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


State police say it happened around one this afternoon.
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The crash near mile marker five involved some 40 cars and two tractor trailers.
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Traffic has just started moving and that's where we find Rachel Cannon.
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[Tanker-Wreck]


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75- hundred gallons of diesel fuel is keeping Haz Mat crews busy in Botetourt County.
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[VO-NAT]
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A tanker truck overturned along Route 220- this afternoon... just north of Daleville. Authorities say Jerry Scott of Roanoke was headed toward Covington when he apparently took a curve too fast and overturned in the median. There's no word on Scott's condition. One northbound lane is open at this time. But traffic in the southbound lanes is being rerouted onto Trinity Road.
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[City-Council]


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Members of Roanoke City Council took up two controversial issues this afternoon .. the proposed routing of Interstate 73 and the future of Victory Stadium.
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Joe Dashiell is at Roanoke's Municipal Building with both stories.
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A plan to preserve the historic nature of Lynchburg's Rivermont Avenue neighborhood passed unanimously this afternoon, despite some residents' objections.
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The Board of Historic and Architectural Review voted to make Rivermont the city's sixth historic district.
The move would require homeowners to get approval before making any substantive changes to their property.
That has some residents concerned.
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((WILLIAM CRANK/PROPERTY OWNER: IT'S JUST WISHFUL THINKING THAT IF YOU DESIGNATE A HISTORIC DISTRICT THAT EVERYTHING OVERNIGHT'S GOING TO START LOOKING REAL GOOD.)) ((FRANCES HARRIS/SUPPORTS HISTORIC DISTRICT: PEOPLE BELIEVE THAT RIVERMONT AVENUE IS A PART OF THE CITY AND IT IS NOT JUST FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE RESIDENTS OF RIVERMONT AVENUE.))
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The proposal next goes before the city's planning commission and then on to city council.
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Minority leaders in the Hill City want to know whether there is a pattern of misconduct and racism within the city's police department.
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Members of the N-double-A-C-P and the National Action Network gathered this morning to address a number of recent incidents they're concerned about.
They including the alleged beating of a black suspect in March and the pepper-spraying of a black woman two weeks ago.
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((REV. JAMES COLEMAN/NATIONAL ACTION NETWORK: THESE ISSUES ARE GERMANE TO THE NATIONAL ACTION NETWORK. POLICE MISCONDUCT AND RACIAL PROFILING ARE OUR TWO MAJOR ISSUES AND WE CERTAINLY STAND IN A WATCHFUL POSITION IN ALL OF THOSE. JUSTICE CERTAINLY BECOMES THE CORNERSTONE IN OUR MOVEMENT.))
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Police chief Charles Bennett says his department is investigating the pepper- spray incident.
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Campbell County supervisors have approved their new voting districts, but minority leaders say the plan doesn't go far enough.
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The local N-double-A-C-P had complained that the new numbers left them without a district with a significant number of minorities.
Supervisors redrew the lines so that District Five in the Brookneal area contained about 31- percent minorities.. but opponents say it's not enough.
Black leaders say they need a district with heavy minority representation to have a chance of electing a black supervisor.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
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It was fun while it lasted.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Still ahead on News 7 at Six, Jefferson Forest High School students head back to the classroom.
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((JENNIFER MIELE/REPORTING: PICTURE THIS.... THE LAST PROM MOST OF THESE STUDENTS WILL BE ABLE TO DOUBLE DATE.... I'M JENNIFER MIELE, WE'LL TELL YOU WHY COMING UP NEXT ON NEWS 7.))
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School is back in session for hundreds of high schoolers in Bedford County.
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After a three week break students at Jefferson Forest High School returned to class at Forest Mddle School this morning. Fourteen mobile classrooms were installed to accommodate a student body that exceeds the middle school's by about 4-hundred students.
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The high school was closed earlier this month after the discovery of a potentially hazardous fungus. Last week Forest Middle School students wrapped up their school year three weeks early to allow the older kids to move in and finish their year.
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County supervisors and the school board are expected to discuss the future of Jefferson-Forest high school tonight.
More on that tonight on News 7 at 11.

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Virginia's new driving law will force teens to head home by midnight, even on prom night ....
As Jennifer Miele reports, just the thought of it is driving some teens crazy.
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(( The perfect evening gown, $200. Matching shoes, $50. Your child's safety, priceless.
Safety is exactly what Virginia legislators had in mind when they created restrictions for drivers under the age of 19.
No license until you're 16 and three months, no permit until you're 15 and a half, no driving after midnight... and no more than four kids in the car, including the driver. [18:28:35] ((DEB HENDERSON: IF THERE'S THE SAME NUMBER OF KIDS IN THE CAR THAT THERE ARE SEAT BELTS, THEN I DON'T SEE WHERE THAT SHOULD BE THE PROBLEM.)) [RUNS07]
And just as parents debated fiercely over their children's safety, so did legislators ... that's because the number of teen driving accidents are increasing... [18:26:35] ((BOB HENDERSON: I SUPPORT IT. I THINK IT'S A GOOD IDEA AND WE TOOK STEPS ON OUR OWN TO KEEP THAT THING FROM HAPPENING.)) [RUNS07]
The Henderson's took their own steps to "modify behavior." Their daughter Stephanie was only allowed passengers in the car after she'd driven for six months.
She says her parents' rules worked better than a law would. [18:32:22] ((STEPHANIE HENDERSON: IT HELPED ME LEARN, AND I DIDN'T HAVE THAT ONE PERSON SITTING BESIDE ME THAT WAS CONSTANTLY CRITIQUING ME ANYMORE.)) [RUNS08]
But what about the effects on a teen's social life, especially come prom time?
Teen couples who don't drive often count on their licensed friends for a ride...
Stephanie says she can't imagine her mom picking her up from the prom.... talk about a third wheel.
But as of July 1st, teen double dates after midnight will be have to be stuck in park.
Jennifer Miele, News 7, Roanoke County. ))

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They busted a guy Saturday night in Amherst. He'd been drinking and allegedly had a couple of bags of pot on him. It was a routine arrest, as the sheriff's department points out, except that 22-year old Steven Lashawn Goodwin was there to provide the music and entertainment for a drug- and- alcohol- free After-Prom Party. Another D-J stepped in and the party went on as scheduled.
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Technology stocks set off another rally on Wall Street. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW gained 36 points.
NASDAQ climbed 107.
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[McEachin]


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The four Democrats running for Attorney General are now focused on the statewide primary June 12-th.
Today in Roanoke, they sparred over gun safety.
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Henrico Delegate Don McEachin held a news conference this morning at the Governor's School.
He said Roanoke Senator John Edwards and Danville Delegate Whitt Clement voted to allow guns on school property.


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This afternoon, John Edwards said McEachin's claim that he voted to allow children to bring guns to school is reckless, outrageous and patently untrue.
The candidates are scheduled to debate in Richmond Tuesday night.


[Warner-Ad]


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It's believed to be the first Virginia political campaign with four separate T-V ads running before Memorial Day... for a November election.
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Democrat Mark Warner is done with the "bio" and bluegrass spots, for now.
Tomorrow, two new ads hit the airwaves, featuring his views on jobs and education.
The Warner campaign unveiled the ads today.
It says voters care who is their next governor, even in May.
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((MO ELLEITHEE/MARK WARNER CAMPAIGN: THEY CARE. THEY CARE WHEN THEY REALIZE THAT COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES ARE GETTING SLASHED... THAT VDOT HAS GONE 300 MILLION DOLLARS OVER BUDGET CERTAIN PROJECTS. THEY CARE, AND THEY'RE PAYING ATTENTION. THE OTHER POINT I'D MAKE THOUGH IS THAT THESE ADS ARE BEING PAID FOR FROM MONEY MARK WARNER HAS RAISED. HE'S RAISED MONEY FROM OVER SEVEN THOUSAND CONTRIBUTORS ALL OVER THE STATE.))
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Republican Party of Virginia director Ed Matricardi says the ads mean Warner's spending "a lot of money to inflate his June poll numbers."
But Matricardi says he'd do it too, if he had unlimited resources.

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Coming up tonight on the Big 7 - the field finally dries up enough for the NCAA to crown a softball champ in Salem. PGA Touring pro Mike Reid drops in on the Hanging Rock golf club today.
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And if you think the rain has had an effect on your lawn - wait until you get a load of Lane Stadium in Blacksburg.
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[S-Omaha]


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The staff at the Moyer Sports Complex did battle with Mother Nature this week while the Division Two Softball teams fought for a national championship.
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Carey Harveycutter had to enlist more help to keep the field playable.
The NC-Double-A Softball Committee even got their hands dirty sponging off the field.
But the championship game was played today, in-between rain drops.
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Lewis University and the University of Nebraska-Omaha would meet for the prize.
The Mavericks would get all they would need in the first inning as Kelly Moats hit just behind short and Jenny Redlinger scores.
Tiffany Jones pops out, but Lewis makes the bad throw to the plate and another Nebraska-Omaha run comes home.
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Still in the first, Sarah Scheppers gets the double to center, two more runs score and that's the way it would end. The Mavericks win the Division Two National Championship four to zero.
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Mike Reid is known as a straight shooter. The 25 year PGA Tour veteran was in Roanoke County today passing along the tricks of his trade to golfers at the Hanging Rock Golf Club.
Denise Allen has more.
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Everyone was all ears as PGA Tour veteran Mike Reid helped them decipher the game of golf.
The Virginia Blue Ridge Chapter of the BYU Management Society brought Reid in as their Superstar Almunus for their annual scholarship Tournament.
Reid's best finish on the PGA TOUR in 2001 is a tie for 32nd at the Touchstone Energy Tucson Open.
He says in recent years he's come to admire Tiger Woods.
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Reid ranks 77th in Career Money Leaders on the PGA Tour.
Currently he's working to earn his card back to once again become a regular member of the Tour.
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Reid's next walk is next weekend at the Kemper Open in Bethesda, Maryland.
Denise Allen News 7 Sports.))

[S-Tech]


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The college football season is several months away, but there is plenty of activity taking place on the Virginia Tech campus.
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Lane Stadium Worsham Field is a real mud hole these days because construction crews are literally stripping away the surface. Eventually, a new state of the art asphalt and concrete drainage system will be installed under the natural turf. The grass will then sit on a shelf allowing for maximum drainage.
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The brand new practice fields that are now located right behind Cassell Coliseum where baseball and soccer fields once existed are also a major improvement for the football program.
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[Recap-Carroll]


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Taking another look at tonight's top story .. traffic is slowly returning to normal on Interstate 77.
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Southbound traffic was brought to a standstill for several hours this afternoon just north of the North Carolina line. V-DOT says more than 40 vehicles were involved in a series of accidents amid fog and poor visibility.
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We'll have an update on News 7 at 11.