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Today on News 7 at 5, local police round up 20 suspected drug dealers.
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Also we will see how some southwest residents are dealing with the cleanup following this week's flooding.
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We are not done with the rain just yet. Flood watches are up later tonight for possible heavy rain. We will check the radar in a moment.

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Also in Sports, another high school coach is leaving his team,
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and Steve Mason will visit with John Brophy as the coach everyone loves to hate returns to challenge the Express.
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((WE NEVER DREAMED THAT IT WOULD GET UP THIS HIGH, I MEAN WE'VE HAD IT BEFORE BUT NEVER NOTHING LIKE THIS.))
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The rain clears in parts of far Southwest Virginia but it leaves a mess behind...
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Residents hit hard by the flooding are surveying the damage today....
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In Saltville, officials say about 75 people had to be evacuated from their homes.
Overflowing creeks and rivers ripped down bridges and trees. Today, state crews are working to contain mudslides and re-open roads. Mary Creggers lives on the North Fork Holston River bank and says this is the worst flood she's ever seen.
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((MARY CREGGER/FLOODING VICTIM; IT WENT ALL IN TO THE HOUSE ITS I MEAN MY HOUSE IS A DISASTER MY CARPETS ARE RUINED ITS JUST ONE MORE MESS.)) ((CARL LAMIE/FLOODING VICTIM; I HAVE A COUSIN THAT'S GOT A HOME IN HIS BASEMENT FOR THE FLOOD OF '57 AND IT GOT ABOVE THAT MARK THEY SAID SO THIS IS, FROM EVERYTHING I'VE SEEN AND HEARD ITS A RECORD FOR THIS AREA.))
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Those people evacuated from their homes are receiving assistance from the Red Cross. Officials in Smyth County say no one was hurt in the flood.
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The saying "when it rains it pours"... is ringing true in Tennessee today-
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Tennessee already soaked with six to eight inches of rain- got even more rain today- and forecasters say it's not going to let up there until tomorrow night.
Three counties near the Virginia border... Hancock, Hawkins and Sullivan remain under a flood warning today.
The National Weather service reported flooding along the Clinch and Holston Rivers and their creeks... with some roads still covered with water.
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Heavy rain caused mudslides in some areas- In Kentucky a mudslide swept a family's trailer away with them still inside.
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Jacqueline Belafonto, her husband and two children were all sleeping when a mudslide ripped the home in two and sent it down a mountainside.
Seven year old Bethany was thrown from her bed- and buried in mud.
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((JACQUELINE BELAFONTO/MOTHER: I COULDN'T HEAR MY DAUGHTER. I FINALLY HEARD HER SCREAM AND STARED DIGGING AND DIGGING AND SAW HER LITTLE FACE SO BEATEN TO DEATH.))
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Bethany has a few bruises but is all right tonight-
Family members say they're thankful to be alive.
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The dog mauling case in California is now in the hands of a jury.
Jurors got the case earlier today- but not before some heated moments in court.
Manuel Gallegus brings us up to date from Los Angeles.
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((IN HIS CLOSING ARGUMENT, LEAD PROSECUTOR JIM HAMMER TRIED TO LEAVE JURORS WITH ONE LASTING THOUGHT -- THAT DEFENDANTS MARJORIE KNOLLER AND ROBERT NOEL KNEW THEIR DOGS WERE A THREAT TO THE PUBLIC, BUT DIDN'T CARE. JIM HAMMER. PROSECUTOR: It is not right to have big dogs anywhere in this world that are a threat people are scared in their building. KNOLLER, WHO SAT PASSIVELY DURING THIS FINAL DAY IN COURT, FACES 15 YEARS IN PRISON IF CONVICTED OF SECOND DEGREE MURDER. HER HUSBAND NOEL IS CHARGED WITH MANSLAUGHTER AND FACES FOUR YEARS. DEFENSE ATTORNEY SHOWS PHOTOS ON MONDAY THEIR DEFENSE ATTORNEYS TRIED TO SHOW THAT THE TWO DOGS, BANE AND HERA, WERE USUALLY WELL BEHAVED OUT IN PUBLIC. AND THAT KNOLLER AND NOEL HAD NO IDEA THEIR ANIMALS, SPECIFICALLY THE 140 POUND BANE, COULD BE SO VICIOUS. NEDRA RUIZ ...OBJECTING. ATTORNEY NEDRA RUIZ WAS SO PASSIONATE IN HER DEFENSE.. THAT SHE TWICE INTERRUPTED THE PROSECUTION DURING HIS CLOSING ARGUMENT....ANGERING THE JUDGE.
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LAST YEAR, DIANE WHIPPLE WAS MAULED TO DEATH IN THE HALLWAY LEADING TO HER APARTMENT KNOLLER CLAIMS SHE DID EVERYTHING SHE COULD TO STOP THE ATTACKS. KNOLLERS DEFENSE ATTORNEY ALSO TOLD JURORS THAT PROSECUTORS ONLY TOOK THIS CASE TO APPEASE SAN FRANCISCO'S GAY AND LESBIAN COMMUNITY))

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Still to come on the newscast, local authorities round up 20 suspected drug dealers. We'll tell you where after the break.
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[VO] Also we well see how a local rescue squad is rebuilding following the resignation of its leaders.
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Twenty people have been arrested and dozens more are being sought as part of a roundup of suspected drug dealers in the Bedford County area.
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A 10- month undercover investigation led to 117 charges being leveled against 55 people in Bedford County and the southwest Virginia area.
Authorities have also seized two dozen guns, more than ten thousand dollars in cash and a variety of illicit drugs.
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((MIKE BROWN/BEDFORD CO. SHERIFF: IT'S MORE DIFFICULT TO BUY DRUGS IN BEDFORD COUNTY NOW. OUR GUYS HAVE REALLY GOT TO GET OUT AND WORK.. IT'S NOT EASY TO BUY 'EM AS IT WAS AT ONE TIME AND I THINK BECAUSE OF OUR REPUTATION.))
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Officers with the D-E-A, state police, Franklin County and Roanoke City and County assisted with the operation.
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In Health Check tonight, the Craig County Rescue Squad is on the road to recovery after it's captain resigns.
Rex Hale resigned after he was suspended by the state for rules violations. Four other rescue workers then resigned as well.
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Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton has the details.
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Jean, Craig County Rescue Squad is now down to three people.
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But according to rescue squad secretary there are 20 people including paramedics and drivers helping out in the meantime. And plans are already in the works to have an EMT class in the April to get more volunteers. The former Captain says the rescue squad needs all the help it can get.
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Rex says when he broke rules --he was only looking out for the best interest of patient --like the times he let a civilian drive the ambulance to the hospital because there was no one else around to help.
His wife Betty also resigned in support of her husband. They say the Rescue Squad is in critical condition --because 8 workers are still not enough.
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In fact, one family says they waited more than an hour for an ambulance.
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Tonight on News at Six we'll tell you why the Smiths say they'll move unless more is done to improve the rescue squad.
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Jean,

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Three major airlines have opted to stop paying commission to travel agencies.
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Delta, American and Continental have been shrinking agent fees since 1995 to reduce costs.
In the past week, they stopped all together.
Travel Agent costs will now be passed on to consumers.
But at least one local firm says people who know an agent's worth will likely pay extra.
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((MEL LUDOVICI/MARTIN TRAVEL: WE'RE THE CUSTOMER'S ADVOCATE. IN HIGH PRICE TICKETS, WHEN YOU HAVE TO MORTGAGE YOUR HOUSE TO GET FROM HERE TO LA IN THREE DAYS WE BUY THOSE TICKETS FROM OUR SOURCES, RESELL THEM TO OUR CUSTOMERS, AND SAVE THEM HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS.))
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Mel Ludovici at Martin Travel believes AirTran and Southwest Airlines will NOT follow its competitors lead.
He says those airlines value their relationship with travel agencies.
Ludovici says his business will now depend mainly on corporate customers who pay for convenience.
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Coming up next on the newscast, Patrick Evans will phone home as he tells us about the re-release of one of the most popular movies ever made.
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It's been twenty years since audiences have seen the movie magic created by Steven Speilberg & ET on the big screen, but all that changes as the blockbuster is set for re-release.
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Patrick Evans is on hand for a special sneak preview tonight sponsored by Q99 radio- He joins us from Valley View Grande cinemas.
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Coming up today in Sports, one of the most successful football coaches in our region is changing schools. Also the arch enemy of the Roanoke Express returns to the Roundhouse.
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Then a little later, we will see how singer Celine Dion is preparing for her big comeback.
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On Wall Street today, the stock markets climbed early in the day, but things changed once the Federal Reserve announced it was leaving interest rates where they are.
Alexis Christoforous has more.
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Local athletes are hoping their influence will help keep kids from smoking.
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As part of the Red Cross's "Kick Butts" day, athlete's from Virginia Tech, the Roanoke Dazzle and Roanoke Stars soccer spoke to 8th graders at Andrew Lewis Middle School in Salem this afternoon. Their message: take care of your body. Don't smoke, dip or chew.
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((GRANT NOEL/VIRGINIA TECH QUARTERBACK: THEY NEED TO BE TAUGHT WHAT IT DOES TO THE BODY, HOW DANGEROUS NICOTINE IS, HOW ADDICTIVE IT IS AND THE LONG TERM EFFECTS OF IT.))
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Today's program was called "Kick, Shoot and Throw Your Way to Health." Kick Butts day officially falls on April third. The assembly was held early because of spring break.
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Good afternoon everyone, welcome to your ticker.
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The Express battles an old rival tonight.
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John Brophy brings his Wheeling Nailers take on the Express. Steve Mason has more.
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((:)) ((:)) ((And hockey is the only thing on his mind, especially when Brophy is on the verge of taking the Nailers back to the playoffs for the first time since the 1998-99 season. The legendary coach took his team through a brief skate around at the Roanoke Civic Center Tuesday morning. A car accident in the summer of 2000 nearly took his life, he has slowed but don't be deceived, fans can expect the same fire, passion, toughness and at times out of control coaching style that has made Brophy an incredibly controversial figure at the Roanoke Civic Center.))

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Friday Football Extra's most successful head coach over the past two seasons is switching jobs. News 7 Sports has learned that
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Chris Jones, the man who led Bath County to the state championship game each of his two season at the helm of the Chargers is leaving Hot Springs to take over the Heritage Pioneers in Lynchburg. Formal school board approval is expected to come within the hour. In his two seasons at Bath County, Jones won 25 games, lost just three, and won the division one state title this past season.
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Much more for you tonight at the top of the hour, including some words from NASCAR truck driver Jon Wood. Take care everyone - Jean will right back in just a moment. [GO TO BREAK]

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Two years ago, Celine Dion announced to the world that she was retiring from the music biz. She wanted to have a child and spend more time with her husband .. who was recovering from cancer.
Well, she's back, with a new album, concert special, and a nightly gig in Vegas.
We have more from VH-1.
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I can't hide the fact that everything I need is home, its true. But its also very much fun to uh express myself differently through my music.
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VO1 FOR HER 7TH ENGLISH LANGUAGE ALBUM "A NEW DAY HAS COME," CELINE DELIVERS HER SIGNATURE BALLADS BUT, ALSO INCLUDES SOME SONGS TO GET YOU MOVING.

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I can just visualize this on stage right now which is fantastic. I'm having my little Britney Spears moments here (snaps fingers and dances) so I'm having a good time.
VO2 HER RETURN TO MUSIC ALSO INCLUDES A CONCERT SPECIAL FOR CBS.

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It will be an intimate show and I'll be singing my songs for the first time live and they'll become alive.//I'm looking forward to it and to discover my songs again.
VO3 THAT'S JUST THE BEGINNING. NEXT YEAR, CELINE WILL CALL VEGAS HER NEW HOME. SHE SIGNED A THREE- YEAR CONTRACT AT CAESAR'S PALACE TO PERFORM FIVE NIGHTS A WEEK FOR A REPORTED 100 MILLION DOLLARS. THE STAGE SHOW WILL BE AN EXTRAVAGANZA LIKE CIRQUE DU SOLEIL.

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Every song will become an experience.// its gonna be 50 60 performers on stage with me spectacular things that never I could have on tour. That drives me.
VO4 AND THAT'S MUSIC NEWS FROM VH1 ))
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