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Henry County authorities tackle a double murder and a suspected kidnapping. We'll have the latest information.
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And, a device used by police to stop chase suspects nets more drivers than they'd bargained for.

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Tonight in sports, we'll tell you why football practice at Virginia Tech was canceled today, Roy Stanley is honored in Radford tonight, and
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in Salem. We'll preview the Roy Stanley Memorial auction in just a few minutes.
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[WX-Head]
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If you were underneath one of today's thunderstorms, it was a real soaker. A repeat performance is on tap for tomorrow. Details of that and our WeatherSchool question, just ahead.
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News 7 is next.

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The parents are found dead in their home .. and the search is on for their missing daughter. It's a murder investigation .. and an Amber Alert .. at the same time.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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Good evening, I'm Shannon Young. Keith is off tonight.

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The Amber Alert is for nine year old Jennifer Short. Investigators fear she has been abducted.
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[TAKE FS MAP] This morning, the bodies of her parents were found in their Oak Level home .. northwest of Martinsville in Henry County.
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Our coverage begins with Justin McLeod outside the home, where investigators are still very busy.
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[Tire-Fire]


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A judge has ordered psychiatric treatment for a teenage boy convicted of setting Roanoke County's massive tire fire.
But the boy's attorney says he'll appeal.
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In June, the 15-year-old was found guilty of setting the brush fires that spread to Willie Keeling's illegal tire dump, burning millions of tires.
The judge sentenced the boy to a live-in rehabilitation program that includes school and counseling.
He'll be held in juvenile detention until he can begin the program.
His attorney says the boy wants a new trial because he his confession was forced.
He has 10 days to appeal.
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Nearly four-thousand Franklin County residents are without power tonight.
American Electric Power officials say a 138 kilowatt transformer went down in the Glade Hill and Ferrum areas this morning.
Officials say they hope to get everyone's power back on sometime between midnight and six-a-m.

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A Bedford County woman is dead after her car collided with a tractor trailer on Route 460 this afternoon.
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State police say the woman.. whose name has not been released.. was turning into the Wildwood subdivision when her car was struck by an eastbound tractor trailer.
The impact pushed the woman's car into a nearby station wagon, whose occupants were NOT hurt.
The truck driver.. 41- year- old Ronnie Sorrells of Covington.. was injured in the crash.
Authorities aren't sure which driver may have been at fault.
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A 14-year-old girl is dead and her mother is facing possible drunk driving charges after a car accident last night.
State police say 14-year-old Amy Lucille Hudson of Penhook died after the truck her mother was driving overturned on Hatchett Road.
40-year-old Velda Hudson is being treated for minor injuries.
She has NOT been charged, but state police say alcohol WAS a factor in the wreck.

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West Nile Virus isn't the only illness mosquitoes are passing around these days.
Find out why horse-owners are also fighting the bugs when News 7 returns.
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Plus illness sidelines the Virignia Tech football team.
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[West-Nile]


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West Nile isn't the only virus that mosquitos can carry. Horse owners have been safeguarding their herds for years. Now there's a new push for vaccinations. Richard Lesko has more.
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(( Since 1964, Eastern Equine Encephalitis has been found in countless horses in the Southeast, and has resulted in more than 150 human cases. It's a close relatives to a West Nile infection, but
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((DR. WALLY PALMER/VIRGINIA TECH VETERINARIAN; A HORSE GETS WEST NILE, THERE'S MAYBE A BETTER THAN EVEN CHANCE THE HORSE WILL RECOVER. EASTERN ENCEPHALITIS, THE FATALITY RATE IS CLOSER TO 90 PERCENT.)) [RUNS10]
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Veterinarians say both West Nile and Eastern Encephalitis are extremely rare, and spread the same way: Mosquitoes biting infected birds, and transmitting the virus to other animals.
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((DR. WALLY PALMER/VIRGINIA TECH VETERINARIAN; THE BIRD IS THE RESERVOIR FOR THE VIRUS, AND MOSQUITOES THAT TRANSMIT IT LIKE FEEDING ON BIRDS. IF YOUR BARE SKIN IS AVAILABLE, MAYBE THEY'LL TAKE ANOTHER MEAL, BUT THEY ARE GOING TO PREFER BIRDS.)) [RUNS13]
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Eastern Encephalitis is preventable with a vaccine in horses, but not people, and an equine vaccine for West Nile is available but needs more testing.
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((DR. WALLY PALMER/VIRGINIA TECH VETERINARIAN; IT'S BEEN PROVEN VERY SAFE, A VERY SAFE VACCINE, DOESN'T CAUSE MANY SIDE EFFECTS. IT HASN'T BEEN THOUGH COMPLETE EFFICACY TRIALS TO SAY "HEY IT REALLY PROTECTS 100 PERCENT.")) [RUNS13]
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((RICHARD LESKO/RLESKO@WDBJ7.COM; WHILE VACCINATIONS MAY BE THE BEST MEDICINE, GOOD FARM MANAGEMENT CAN GO JUST AS FAR. BY ELIMINATING WHERE MOSQUITOS BREED, THE RISK OF INFECTION CAN BE GREATLY REDUCED. TOGETHER THE TWO CAN VIRTUALLY ELIMINATE THE CHANCES OF A MOSQUITO BORNE ILLNESS. RICHARD LESKO, NEWS 7, MONTGOMERY COUNTY.)) [RUNS18]
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[Goode]


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Predictably, Republican legislators are getting behind Congressman Virgil Goode's re-election bid in the Fifth District.
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At a campaign appearance today in Bedford, Delegates Lacey Putney and Kathy Byron and state senator Steve Newman all said Goode was the right man for the job.
Goode says it's critical that the conservative base turns out this November.
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((REP. VIRGIL GOODE/R- FIFTH DISTRICT: THIS IS GOING TO BE A HARD-FOUGHT ELECTION AND I AM JUST HOPING THAT MANY PERSONS WILL GO TO THE POLLS SO THAT THE TURNOUT AND THE RESULT IN THE FIFTH DISTRICT THAT IS REFLECTIVE OF THE MAJORITY OF THE VALUES AND BELIEFS OF THE DISTRICT.))
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Goode was first elected to Congress in 1996 as a Democrat.
He's running this year as a Republican against Charlottesville city councilwoman Meredith Richards.
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[Stocks]


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Stocks ended a choppy session with a win. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW gianed 75 points.
NASDAQ rose 11.
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Imagine being caught in a high speed police chase. It happened to a local woman in the New River Valley. Tuesday, State Police went after a stolen car that wouldn't stop. The chase ended with two suspects in custody ... but only after miles of pursuit and the use of a sharp device. New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel Cannon has the story.
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((DREMA O'DELL/MOTORIST; I HAVE NO DOUBT THE STATE POLICEMAN IS WELL TRAINED TO DRIVE AT THAT SPEED, I'M NOT.))
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Ready or not Drema O'Dell found herself in that situation on Tuesday. While on Route 11, speeding sirens came up behind her. She says she had no where to go.
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((I THINK ITS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION FOR THE POLICE AND PUBLIC BOTH.)) In this case it ended safely. State Police made the call to use Spike Strips - shown here at a demonstration in Roanoke. Sergeant Dirk Compton says they're a great tool to stop chases by puncturing tires. On O'Dell's car, two went flat.
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((I'VE BEEN INVOLVED IN ACTUAL IMPACT COLLISIONS BEFORE THAT DIDN'T HAVE THIS MUCH UNNERVING EFFECT ON ME AND IT CERTAINLY HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH FLAT TIRES IT WAS THE EXPERIENCE OF HAVING THIS HIGH SPEED VEHICLES COMING UP BEHIND ME. ))


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O'Dell says it was a scary experience. State Police say pursuits concern them as much as the public. Officials confirm speeds were up to 1-hundred miles an hour that Tuesday afternoon.
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((I DON'T KNOW WHAT THE SITUATION WAS THAT CAUSED THEM TO BE INVOLVED IN THIS CHASE BUT FOR ME ITS SOMETHING I DON'T EVER WANT TO HAPPEN TO ME AGAIN.))
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In total, seven tires went flat. State Police is responsible for the costs. O'Dell will be reimbursed for about three hundred dollars. Rachel Cannon, News 7, Pulaski.))
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Among the charges against the 19-year-old driver involved in the chase is eluding police, reckless driving, and obstruction of justice.


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Coming up, a preview of tonight's auction from Salem, the PGA championship is underway at Hazeltine,
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and Tech's training staff has been busy today. We'll have an update on the viral infection that has plagued the Hokies football team.
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[S-Roy]


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The Roy Stanley Memorial Auction is just about 40 minutes away. Mike Stevens checks in now from Salem with a preview of the items up for grabs tonight.
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Roy Stanley will also be honored tonight at Radford University. Stanley will be inducted into the school's sports hall of fame along with fellow Wytheville native and volleyball star Anne Fontaine, and former Lady Highlander hoopster Shannon Wilkey.
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The first week of August, student athletes attending the Virginia Tech cheerleading camp contracted an illness characterized by vomiting and diarreah. While the camp is over, Virginia Tech's medical staff feels it left behind a virus that is running through the Tech football team. Steve Mason has more.
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