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The West Nile Virus turns up in southwest Virginia.
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And a 19-year old is shot and killed, allegedly by his younger brother.
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[Sports-head]


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ACC football coaches say their league is one of the best in the nation, Hidden Valley football coach Steve Magenbaurer opens practice and a new era
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and the quarterback competition wasn't the only thing running hot at tech football practice today.
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[WX-Head]
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Getting a much needed break. That is the headline to our short term weather forecast. We'll explain coming up.
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News 7 is next.

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Another day... another tenth of a foot. The level of Carvins Cove has now dropped to 30 feet below the spillway, the point at which stage four of the city's water conservation plan takes effect.
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Though the city's main reservoir continues to fall into uncharted territory... officials aren't implementing new restrictions at this time.
They aren't easing restrictions either, or reducing the purchase of water from other localities until they can gauge the impact of Crystal Spring coming back on line.
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((DARLENE BURCHAM/CITY MANAGER: THE HOT MONTHS THAT WE'VE BEEN HAVING AND WEEKS REALLY HAVE BEEN JUST AS DAMAGING AS THE ABSENCE OF RAINFALL, BECAUSE YOU HAVE A LOT OF EVAPORATION. WE'RE HOPING THAT BECAUSE CRYSTAL SPRING IS UNDER GROUND, THAT MAYBE THE NET EFFECT OF THAT THREE AND A HALF TO FOUR MILLION GALLONS MAY BE EVEN BETTER THAN WE MIGHT HAVE ANTICIPATED, BUT WE REALLY NEED SOME TIME TO EVALUATE THAT BEFORE WE MAKE ANY DECISIONS.))
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Burcham says it is likely that water restrictions will remain in place for some time, but the city manager says she's confident that additional supplies of water, and continuing conservation efforts will allow the city to endure the drought.
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[West-Nile]
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Two years after it was first detected in Virginia, the West Nile virus is moving west into our region.
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A dead crow discovered in Claudville in Patrick County has tested positive for the disease.
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Meghan Muldoon has more from Richmond.
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West Nile virus was found last week in a dead bird just 90 miles from Roanoke.
It's the area's first case of West Nile but state officials do not expect it to be the last.
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West Nile Virus is spread to humans, bird and other mammals through the bite of an infected mosquito.
The virus first appeared in New York three years ago, killing seven people but didn't move into Virginia until the fall of 2000.
But state health officials say it's here to stay.
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The disease causes severe flu-like illness and in serious cases, encephalitis, or swelling of the brain.
Not all who are bitten will get sick but for those who do, it could be fatal.
Last week, four people in Louisiana died from the infection.
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So far, no human cases of West Nile have been reported in Virginia but state officials say that's likely to change if people don't take precautions.
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State officials say despite the public's best efforts, the worse of the virus may be ahead.
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State health officials are asking for the public's help in monitoring the virus.
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They're asking that all dead birds be reporting to the local health department for testing.

[Giles-Murder]


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An argument between family members turned deadly in Giles County. The Commonwealth's Attorney says his office is investigating a case in which a boy allegedly shot and killed his brother. It happened last Wednesday in the small rural community of White Gate, but officials are just starting to talk about the case today...
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New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel Cannon joins us from our Blacksburg Newsroom with more...Rachel? Shannon ... the information in this case is limited because the alleged shooter is a minor - so court documents are sealed.
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Commonwealth's Attorney Phillip Steele says he can't release any names ... but a neighbor who knows the family told me today that the man killed last week was 19-year-old Hazen Smith...
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The neighbor says Hazen lived in this house on Walker Creek Valley Road also known as Route 42 with his mother Carolyn and his siblings. Officials have confirmed that there was an argument in the home - - and that's when the younger brother - age 17 - shot Hazen. The Commonwealth's Attorney says they're still conducting interviews to learn more about the case. He's says it's likely a claim of self defense will be used in court...
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White Gate is a quiet community on the Giles/Bland County line
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the neighbor says this kind of incident is rare...

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A car tumbles off the Blue Ridge Parkway and down an embankment.
Details on that when News 7 at Six returns.
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[VO-NAT]
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Plus Salem says goodbye to longtime mayor Jim Taliaferro.
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[Colclasure]


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"I'm definitely not sorry that he's dead."
That's what Craig County Sheriff B. B. McPherson has to say about the death of the man who confessed to killing his brother.
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Career criminal John Colclasure died on Friday.
During the late 1980s, Colclasure kept police busy with a stream of plausible-sounding tips about where he'd hidden Gene McPherson's remains.
At one time, at least three sheriffs' departments, the State Police, and U. S. Navy divers were involved in searching for the body.
Colclasure indicated he'd been hired for the killing, because of Gene McPherson's involvement in a love triangle.


He may have been stringing police along to avoid a death sentence for at least one other murder.
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((REPORTER: What will make you come clean and tell them where the remains are?)) ((JOHN COLCLASURE/CONFESSED KILLER: AGREEMENT NOT TO DIE.))
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Colclasure died Friday, in a Southhampton hospital. He'd suffered from liver disease.
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((B. B. McPHERSON/CRAIG COUNTY SHERIFF: SOONER OR LATER, GOD WILL GET YOU FOR WHAT YOU DO. I THINK, I THINK GOD PUT IT ON HIM. HE SUFFERED A LONG TIME. I THINK HE SUFFERED FOR WHAT HE DID HERE.))
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Sheriff McPherson says he still hopes for a tip that will lead him to his brother's body.
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[Chastang]


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A Roanoke grand jury indicted a young man from Salem today.
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Twenty-year old Ben Chastang allegedly got caught up in a drug deal that went sour last Summer. His best friend, Ryan Fischer, was shot and killed as he tried to get away. The Grand Jury charged Chastang with distribution of about 200-dollars worth of cocaine the night before the robbery and murder. He's charged with ATTEMPTED distribution of cocaine the night OF the murder near the Z-Mart on Melrose Avenue.
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[Bunn]


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A Postal Service employee pled not guilty today to embezzling funds from the Pembroke Post Office.
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Thirty-one year old Joann Odettea Bunn allegedly stole about seven thousand dollars. Bunn allegedly pocketed the money for money orders she issued and took cash from the stamp vending machine.
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The prosecutor described the thefts as a series of short-term loans Bunn issued herself on a rolling basis over a nine- month period. Since the loss was discovered earlier this year Bunn has moved back to her home of Blacksville, South Carolina.

[Anthem-Earning]


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One week after buying Trigon Health Insurance, Anthem Incorporated today reported a 47 percent jump in second-quarter earnings.
Officials say the rise was driven by strong membership growth.
The Indianapolis-based company also forecast growth of at least 15 percent next year.

[Stocks]


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Pessimistic investors once again bailed out as another piece of disappointing news reinforced fears of a double-dip recession. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW tumbled 269 points.
NASDAQ fell 42.
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[Taliaferro]
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The city of Champions is honoring the man who helped it earn that nickname.
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Hundreds of mourners are pouring into the Salem Civic Center tonight, paying respects to the family of Jim Taliaferro, Salem's former mayor.
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Marya Jones is near the civic center tonight, where the reception is still going.
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[Parkway-Ax]


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A man was trapped in a car after an accident on the Blue Ridge Parkway this afternoon.
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The Chevy Cavalier ran off the road and down an embankment at milepost 83, about three miles north of the Peaks of Otter Lodge.
Once rescue crews got the 75-year-old driver out of the vehicle, they took him by Lifeguard 10 to Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
Authorities have not yet released the man's name, or his condition.
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[Homeland-Security]


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Governor Mark Warner and officials from Maryland and Washington signed an agreement today to cooperate on homeland security.
The joint statement says the three governments will help each other with public safety, transportation and health care in the event of an emergency in the D-C region.
The plan also commits government officials to doing more to keep the general public and private sector employers better informed during an emergency.

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Tech holds its' first two day practice sessions in Blacksburg, we will hear from Clemson football coach Tommy Bowden on the ACC parity this season
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and Hidden Valley head football coach Steve Magenbaurer opens practice under less than ideal conditions.
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[S-Tech]


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We begin tonight in Blacksburg where the Virginia Tech football players stepped on the field today hoping to improve their hitting and their hydration. Mike Stevens has our story.
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[S-UVa]


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The Virginia Cavaliers are also taking steps to make sure the football players stay hydrated.
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At the practice facility, there are yellow tubs filled with icewater. As we showed you last week, former Fleming standout and now UVa defensive back Jermaine Hardy was taken out of the Cavs locker room in a wheelchair after intense conditioning drills. He was ok and the trainers keep a close eye on the entire team.
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[S-ACC]


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Florida State was picked to win the ACC this season. Last year, the Noles watched the Maryland Terrapins win the conference crown, and while that hurt the entire Bowden family, the parity is good for the ACC family.
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[S-Hidden]


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Football practice opened today for high school teams throughout the area including the brand new south county high school - Hidden Valley.
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Because parts of the building are still under construction, the players were unable to get inside today and use their lockerooms. Instead, signs at the entrance of the school instructed them to head at the field house at Cave Spring Middle School. They had to dress there and then bus back to Hidden Valley.
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[VO NAT CON'T] The practice field is less than ideal at this point with mounds of dirt still surrounding it from the irrigation system. Workers were on site this afternoon trying to get that system up and running by tomorrow. In all, it's just part of the process of starting a new school and a new football team.
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[VO NAT CON'T] While the Titans have little experience, their numbers are good. 55 players were on hand for the first practice. (-------------)