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A deadly outbreak of the West Nile Virus has claimed five people in Louisiana.
Now, suspected cases are also popping up in Florida and Washington State.
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And two fires in Roanoke this morning leave five people injured...
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Five people are recovering from one of two early morning house fires in Roanoke.
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Crews responded to a blaze at 1330 Thomason Road Southeast at about 4:40 and quickly brought the flames under control.
A 36-year old man was taken to UVA Burn Center with burns to over 60-percent of his body. A man and woman in their sixties and two children were taken to the hospital to be treated for a combination of injuries including first and second degree burns and smoke inhalation. The fire was contained to an upstairs bedroom. Damage is estimated at thirty thousand dollars.
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Earlier this morning, crews responded to an accidental electrical fire at 1812 10-th Street Northwest. Two people were home at the time of the 2 a.m. blaze. They were not injured but emergency crews say 8 or 9 cats and dogs died in the fire. Three dogs were rescued. The home is considered a total loss.

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The dangerous West Nile virus is on the move-- with suspected cases reported from Florida to Washington state.
In our area, a dead crow found in Patrick County has tested positive for the virus.
But today, it's Louisiana that's feeling the brunt of the West Nile epidemic.
Bob McNamara has more.
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(( TRACK: Louisiana health officials predicted the West Nile virus epidemic would worsen..and it has..

SOT/DAVID HOOD, Secretary, Louisiana Dept of Health & Hospitals

"..SO FAR WE HAVE 5 DEATHS.. 71 CASES//UNFORTUNATELY THE HIGHEST NUMBER OF WEST NILE CASES SINCE THIS BEGAN IN THE UNITED STATES IN 1999.."
TRACK/GRAPHIC: And its spreading.. Mississippi.. confirming 22 human cases of West Nile.. and Texas diagnosing 10.. Arkansas, Illinois and Washington State..have recorded one case each..
And a virus vaccine may be years away...

SOT/DR. ROY CAMPBELL, CDC

"..FIVE TO TEN YEARS..IF EVER, IT TAKES A LONG TIME TO GET A VACCINE
TRACK: Harbored in migratory birds.. the virus spreads by mosquitos.. to humans and horses...

SOT/FARMER "..SHE WAS DEPRESSED. SHE HAD A DROOPY LOWER LIP. SHE HAD

PRETTY CLASSIC SYMPTOMS OF THE WEST NILE VIRUS.."
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TRACK: Youngsters are being schooled in West Nile's danger signs.. and their parents urged to protect them..

SOT/GIRL "..SHE MAKES ME STAY INSIDE SOMETIMES AND I HAVE TO PUT A LOT

OF SPRAY ON.."
TRACK: Even Louisiana tourists will be given free mosquito repellant..

SOT/HOOD "..I THINK WE'RE GONNA BE FACED WITH THIS PROBLEM

AND WE'RE GONNA SEE AN INCREASING NUMBER OF CASES AND UNFORTUNATELY PROBABLY SOME ADDITIONAL DEATHS.
TRACK: It's an epidemic.. say experts.. that's here to stay. Bob McNamara CBS News Dallas. ))

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15- people were killed today in a shootout in Kabul, Afghanistan.
But no American soldiers were involved.
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Al- Qaida went on the offensive early today, attacking Afghan army troops.
It's being called the most serious battle in the Afghan capital in months.
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((SHAH ZEMAN/AFGHAN COMMANDER:WE WENT CLOSE TO THEM. WE TOLD THEM TO SURRENDER, BUT THEY FIRED AT US AND THEY FOUGHT TO THE LAST MAN. ))
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All of the fighters were killed.
The Afghan commander claims the attackers were Arabs and Pakistanis, but that hasn't been confirmed.
Yesterday, U-S troops killed four men who reportedly fired at them nearly 90 miles north-east of Kabul.
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The jury in the David Westerfield murder trial in San Diego could get the case today.
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The defense is about to wrap up closing arguments, disputing claims that physical evidence links Westerfield to the murder of seven- year- old Danielle Van Dam.
But the prosecution says that evidence includes Danielle's blood in Westerfield's motor home- evidence they say Westerfield was trying to get rid of.
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Meanwhile, the defense brought up the swinging lifestyle of Danielle's parents-- saying they withheld information to conceal their own actions.
If convicted, Westerfield could face the death penalty.
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[Night-Out]


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Some Roanoke neighborhoods want to make sure criminals know they're not wanted in their communities.
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Last night, Roanoke Police sponsored activities at seven locations. The ideas is to support anti-crime activities in hopes that the community can help fight crime in their area. More than 50-people joined in the festivities on Melrose Avenue. Officials say it lets the community know people are working to make the area safer.
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((ESTELLE H. MCCADDEN/PRES., MELROSE RUGBY NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH; DETER CRIME, DETER DRUGS, WHATEVER, AND THIS IS ONE WAY YOU CAN GET PEOPLE TO KNOW WE ARE HERE, GET THEM TO COME OUT AND SEE WHAT WE'RE ALL ABOUT AND YOU KNOW THIS MAKES FOR A BETTER, I GUESS TOGETHERNESS. ))
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The night also gave police officers a chance to get out of their patrol cars and get together with local residents. Officers say interacting with people on that level makes them more accessible.
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Coming up next on the newscast, we will have some practical advice on dealing with back pain.
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Plus we will have an update on the twin girls who were separated yesterday following 22 hours of surgery.
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One doctor says the operation went "incredibly well"--
And the medical team is cautiously optimistic about the progress of twin girls, born connected at the skull, who were separated yesterday.
Manuel Gallegus has the latest.
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AFTER SPENDING THEIR FIRST NIGHT....IN SEPARATE BEDS....MARIA TERESA AND MARIA DE JESUS ARE IN CRITICAL, BUT STABLE CONDITION.

SOT: DR. HENRY KAWAMOTO/PLASTIC SURGEON

"BOTH KIDS ARE SEDATED, THEIR VITAL SIGNS ARE JUST WHERE WE WANT THEM RIGHT NOW AND WE JUST HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL THEY GET OVER THE EFFECT OF THE LONG OPERATION WHICH WE FIGURE WILL BE IN THE NEXT DAY OR SO."
THE DOCTORS WILL BE LOOKING FOR SPONTANEOUS MOVEMENT FROM THE TWINS...THAT COULD INDICATE - THEIR BRAINS ARE WORKING PROPERLY.
THE ONE YEAR OLD SISTERS FROM GUATEMALA WERE BORN JOINED AT THE SKULL. THE OPERATION TO SEPARATE THEM TOOK 22 HOURS.
ONE TWIN, MARIA TERESA, WAS BROUGHT BACK TO SURGERY ON TUESDAY WITH A BUILDUP OF BLOOD ON HER BRAIN.

SOT: DR.KAWAMOTO

"IT'S ALWAYS A SETBACK IF YOU HAVE TO GO BACK AND OPERATE A SECOND TIME, BUT WE CONSIDER IT A FAIRLY MINOR SETBACK, IN RELATIONSHIP CERTAINLY FOR A FIRST OPERATION AND FORTUNATELY SHE'S DOING AS WELL AS WE CAN EXPECT RIGHT NOW."
DESPITE THE ONE COMPLICATION....DOCTORS ARE OPTIMISTIC BOTH GIRLS WILL REBOUND FROM THE RARE AND COMPLICATED SURGERY....AND EVENTUALLY LIVE NORMAL LIVES.

SOT: DR. KAWAMOTO

"THERE'S ALWAYS THE POSSIBILITY OF NEUROLOGICAL DAMAGE AND WE CERTAINLY WON'T KNOW FOR AWHILE, BUT DR. LARAREFF AND THE SURGICAL TEAM FEEL THAT THE PROGNOSIS IS QUITE GOOD."

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The world's largest cell phone maker says it's trimming its workforce--
Nokia has announced it'll cut about 900 jobs in its networks divison.
The division employs 19- thousand people around the world.
The cuts come as the demand for wireless equipment is dropping.
Company officials say the job cuts should be completed by the end of the year.

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High- calorie diets--
Too much time sitting at a desk--
These are just a couple of reasons why Americans are becoming more at risk for health problems like back pain and arthritis.
The Arthritis Foundation has just released a new book, full of helpful tips on managing and preventing aches and pains.
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Doctor John Klippel, who's the medical director of the Arthritis Foundation joins us now with more.
Good Afternoon, Dr. Klippel.


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(Many of us get routine aches and pains-- How do we know if we have chronic back pain?)



(What are some lifestyle changes we can make to prevent back pain, or at least ease it?)



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Thanks for joining us this afternoon, Doctor Klippel.
If you're interested in ordering the new book, "All You Need to Know About Back Pain," visit w-w-w-dot- arthritis- dot- org. You can find a link to it on OUR web site W-D-B-J-7-DOT-COM.
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Coming up next on the newscast, we will see if yesterday's special elections have caused a shift in the state's political power.
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Also, we will tell you why star- gazing was made a little easier yesterday in Germany.
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Republicans have maintained their slim majority in Virginia's Senate.
Republican Ken Cuccinelli won yesterday's special election in Fairfax County's 37th District.
He'll replace Republican Warren Barry, who was appointed to the state Alcohol Beverage Control Board.
In another special election, Democrat Kenneth Alexander won a vacant House of Delegates seat in Norfolk.
Democrat Jerrauld Jones quit that post to become executive director of the Department of Juvenile Justice.

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They say everybody has a twin somewhere--
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And in Frankfurt, Germany, residents proved celebrities have more than just one.
Germany's annual Look-alikes Festival has attracted masquerading superstar impersonators for 17 years.
This year's event featured look- alikes of Elizabeth Taylor, Charlie Chaplin, Michael Jackson, and even the Pope.
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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW has gained 17 points. The NASDAQ has lost three points.

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Coming up next in sports... a former Hokie is trying to secure his spot in the N-F-L...
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And Tony Stewart can't take back his tantrum on the track Sunday... but he WILL have to pay back for his actions... we'll tell you why...
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NASCAR driver Tony Stewart says he is going to get professional counseling to learn how to deal with his temper.
Stewart said he needs to do something to control his anger better. He says it's obvious over three and a half years that he can't do it on his own.
He was witnessed shoving and attempting to kick a photographer after getting out of his car at Indianapolis on Sunday.
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Yesterday NASCAR fined him 10- thousand dollars for violating Section 12-4-A in the NASCAR Winston Cup Series Rule Book: "Actions detrimental to stock car racing." In addition to the fine and probation, NASCAR will require Stewart to make a formal apology to freelance photographer Gary Mook.
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It's going to be a bit of a rebuilding year for the Salem High School football team...
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The Spartans will field only 10- seniors, the smallest group of fourth year players in Willis White's two decades as head coach at Salem.
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The Spartans return 10- starters total, four on offense and six on defense off a team that went to the playoffs and lost to Pulaski in the Regional finals.
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He was one of the Hokie's top defensive playmakers last season... now he is trying to make a name for himself down at the Atlanta Falcons camp. Steve Mason checks in with Kevin McCadam.
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((Kevin McCadam was signed by Atlanta on June 19th after being drafted in the fifth round as the 148th overall pick. His heart seems to still be in Blacksburg. A feeling never more evident than when he is asked about his former head coach Frank Beamer and the recent release of his bubble head doll. ((:))
McCadam was Tech's third leading tackler last season with 63 in starting all 11 games. But as a freshman in the NFL, Kevin is back to the bottom of the depth chart at third string strong safety. ((:)) ((:)) ((STEVE MASON:)) ((RAY BUCHANAN/FALCONS CORNERBACK:))
It might take him a while to play like Lynch but one advantage McCadam has over his teammates in camp is his understanding of the Falcons new 3-4 defense under Wade Phillips. ((:)) ((:))
McCadam and the Falcons wrap up training camp at Furman University August eighth. Steve Mason News 7 sports.))

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Eight swimmers are from our area will be diving into the pool today in Buffalo, New York for the Eastern Zone Meet...


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The competition will feature several members of the Marlins swim team, including Jordan Anderson,.
He recently set the state record in the 100- meter butterfly for 13- and- 14 year old boys. Anderson's time of 59- seconds is expected to be even lower this week.
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