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Today on News 7 at 5, the Winter Weather is covering the roads with snow and fender benders. We'll have an update.

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Plus a teenager accused of trying to kill her family in a house fire is arrested in North Carolina.
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It looks like the snow with continue through the evening as Winter Storm Warnings remain in effect. More on the forecast in a moment.

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President Bush signs a new law regulating the internet. We'll tell you what that is.
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On Health Check, Joy Sutton will tell us why researchers believe studying cancer in our pets may someday help humans.

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and Tony Stewart begins his tour as Winston Cup Champion.
News 7 at 5 is next.

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Traveling is treacherous at this hour throughout much of our viewing area, as a Winter storm covers the roads with snow.
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The snow has covered most roads making it slick, causing dozens of accidents and backing up traffic in several areas.
V-Dot says 220 south at the Franklin- Henry county line is down to one lane because of an accident there.
V-Dot also reporting another trouble spot is Route 116 Windy Gap road in Roanoke County- Traffic is backed up. The road is partially blocked.
It's also slow going on Interstate 81. State police are reporting at least 16 accidents between Roanoke and Radford.
There are another 31 from Wytheville to Bristol.
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Teresa Hamilton joins us now near Tanglewood Mall along Route 220 in Roanoke County. Teresa how are conditions now.
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Meanwhile, there were plenty of traffic headaches elsewhere in the Roanoke Valley from minor accidents and steep hills that are tough to navigate.
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Richard Lesko has been monitoring the situation on the roads and he joins us with more. Well Jean, VDOT is warning about treacherous roads, and is advising that only vehicles with snow tires or chains venture out.
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They say staying home is clearly the best option, but if you have to travel, officials say patience is one of the best measures to keep your car out of the body shop.
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((LAURA BULLOCK/VDOT SPOKESPERSON; ONE OF THE BEST THINGS PEOPLE CAN DO IS MAINTAIN ENOUGH DISTANCE BETWEEN VEHICLES, NOT JUST SLOW DOWN, BUT MAKE SURE THERE'S PLENTY OF STOPPING DISTANCE.))
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Those slick roadways made plenty of headaches for motorists in the Roanoke Valley. Dozens of accidents were reported in just the first few hours of the storm, as motorists lost control on the slick roads, or couldn't stop in time to avoid an accident.
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((JESSICA ELLIOT/MOTORIST; I WAS COMING DOWN TRYING TO AVOID 581 BECAUSE THE ROADS WERE JUST HORRIBLE SO I CAME DOWN THIS WAY AND I GUESS IT DIDN'T DO ME MUCH MORE GOOD.))
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And while the snow is still falling, don't expect to see snowplows on residential roads. Clearing Interstates and major highways is the first priority for VDOT workers.
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((LAURA BULLOCK/VDOT SPOKESPERSON; WE CERTAINLY ARE GOING TO BE FOCUSING ON THE INTERSTATE AND THE PRIMARY ROADS, THE ONES THAT CARRY THE MOST TRAFFIC, SUCH AS 460, 220, 8. THOSE ROADS WE'LL BE CONCENTRATING ON FIRST. WE'RE NOT GOING TO REALLY LEAVE THOSE ROADS UNTIL THEY'RE REASONABLY CLEAR, SO DON'T LOOK FOR THE PLOWS IN THE NEIGHBORHOODS AS LONG AS THE SNOW IS FALLING.))
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[TAKE WDBJ7.COM FS 4472ESSC] And you can find a list of traffic problem areas on our web site at WDBJ 7 - DOT- COM.
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And since crews won't move onto clearing residential roads until significant accumulation stops,
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Robin, the big questions are when is it all going to be over, and how much snow will we see?

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The heavy snow meant school let out early for students in much of the viewing area- Many schools are already closed for tomorrow.
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New River Valley Bureau Chief Myranda Stepehens joins us now with more on that end of the spectrum.
Jean, most of the schools let out students two to three hours early...
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But, in some parts of the area, like Grayson County, where they're really getting pounded with snow, the kids got to go home as early as 10:30 this morning.
And while the early dismissals may have caused some problems for parents trying to rearrange their schedules...the KIDS didn't seem to mind. ((ROLLCUE:...))
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But, it's not just students in grades K-through-12 who got a break today.
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Both Radford University and New River Community College cancelled their afternoon and evening classes.
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While on the other hand, Virginia Tech remained open.
But, judging from some of the students we talked to, that was not a problem.
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((IT'S OKAY BECAUSE I'M IN THE ENGINEERING PROGRAM AND I HAVE TO MUCH TO DO. IF I'M OUT OF THE SCHOOL I'D BE BEHIND, I DON'T WANT TO BE OUT OF SCHOOL 45:05))
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University officials say when deciding whether to close the school,
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they do consider the driving conditions for commuters, but, usually if the Blacksburg Transit is running, so are classes, Jean?

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People are doing what they can to be prepared for the winter weather.
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Earlier today at the Home Depot in Roanoke, large shovels and bags of ice melter were the big sellers. The store manager says they didn't expect a winter weather storm this early in the season and they have a rush order of more supplies on the way. Meanwhile at the Kroger in Towne Square, lines and customers made for a very busy shopping day.
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((BETTIE HUTTON/CUSTOMER; IHAVEN'T BOUGHT ANYTHING EXTRA JUST BECAUSE OF THE STORM BUT , I DON'T THINK IT'S GOING TO BE THAT BAD BUT I DID TRY TO KEEP SOME THINGS ON HAND ALL TIMES.))
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Most people say they wanted to finish their shopping before the snow started to accumulate. Officials say today's sales at the location have already beaten their Thanksgiving numbers.
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This winter storm is not just affecting this region- it's wreaking havoc in several states-
As Scott Rapoport this blast of winter is stretching from Kentucky to New York.
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The sight of white filled the pre-dawn skies in parts of Kentucky while most folks were still sleeping. This is what they woke up to. Followed by a lot of thisand this.

nat sot/ meteorologist a very hazzardous situation is developing.



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In parts of missouri, heavy snow and icy roads made for slo-going and dangerous conditions.

sot/mos: theres a bunch of cars in the ditches. It was a solid sheet

of ice.

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Icy power lines were the primary problem in ft. smith arkansas causing sporadic outages in the area.

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This as storm warnings and severe weather alerts remain posted from the countrys mid-section all the way eastward.
Stand-up bridge: meantime here in new york city and along the east coast folks are getting ready for snow as the storm moves our way.
Across the river in new jersey shovels and scrapers were the big sellers in anticpation of 3-6 inches of snow.

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while in parts of Virgina and Maryland which could get up to 8 inches of snow crews are at the ready with tons of salt and sand.
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knowing full well what mother nature delivered elsewhere today. Scott rapoport for cbs news, New York.

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A five-story shell building collapsed onto a downtown San Antonio Street-
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Tonight fire and rescue crews believe everyone is accounted for.
The structure crashing down this morning, injuring two workers at the site.
Crews are continuing to look through the rubble, but they do believe everyone is safe.
The building opened in 1880 as a saddle shop.
It had been demolished, but the facade was being preserved for use with a new hotel that was going up behind it.
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Coming up next on the newscast, President Bush says Iraq will not voluntarily disarm. We'll have the latest.
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[VO] And on Health Check, we will see what we can learn about ourselves by studying the treatment of cancer in our animal friends.
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It's still unclear exactly what's going in Iraq.
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United Nations Weapons inspectors say Iraq seems to be cooperating, but President Bush is painting a different picture.
He says Iraq is still shooting at U-S planes... not a sign that it's willing to disarm.
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((ONE OF THE THINGS I WANT TO CONTINUE TO REMIND AMERICANS THIS IS NOT A GAME THAT WE'RE PLAYING OF HIDE AND SEEK. THIS IS OUR ATTEMTP TO WORK WTIH THE WORLD COMMUNITY TO CREATE PEACE.))
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Meanwhile today Saddam Hussein appeared on Iraqi television-
Iraq's state run media denounced yesterday's visit by inspectors to an Iraqi palace.
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A 15-year-old girl charged with trying to kill her family in a house fire has been arrested in North Carolina.
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Deputies found Jessica Hess last night, at a gas station in Eden, North Carolina.
She was in her grandparents' stolen van.
She's charged with attempted capital murder, arson and grand larceny.
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Investigators say she tied her grandparents' bedroom door shut before setting fire to the house.
Her father was also in the house, but all three got out safely.
Henry County authorities say they will try to have Jessica extradited to Virginia.
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In health check tonight,
Humans aren't the only who can develop cancer. Cancer affects all species of animals.
In fact, it's the number one killer of elderly dogs and cats.
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As Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton reports that's why Virginia Tech has started The Center for Comparative Oncology.
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Jean, Many types of cancer found in humans are also seen in animals and may have similar causes.
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That's why the Center for Comparative Oncology believes its research can benefit both.
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Animals and humans may share more than just a special bond, but enough similarities that could help researchers better understand the disease.
Cancer affects 25 percent of all pets --and is diagnosed in more than a million people every year.
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The mission of the Center for Comparative Oncology is to combine the efforts of more than 40 faculty research scientists studying cancer.
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((OUR EVENTUAL GOAL IN FIVE TO 10 YEARS WOULD BE TO HAVE A CANCER RESEARCH INSTITUTE HERE ON CAMPUS WHERE ALL THE OF THE CANCER RESEARCHERS MIGHT HAVE A COMMON PLACE WHERE THE LAB SPACE IS SHARED AND WERE THEY HAD A LOT OF CHANCE FOR INTERACTION )) [RUNS15]
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And for veterinary pathologist John Robertson it would be a chance to save animals and humans from a disease that's claimed several of his loved ones. ))
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Several researchers have already started a study on malignant lymphoma in dogs. They hope it will provide insight into the human form of the disease.
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Jean,

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Coming up next on the newscast, Robin will have our updated detailed forecast.
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Then later in Sports, we will see Tony Stewart pick up a very big check in Neww York.
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Still to come on the newscast,
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we will hear about changes coming to the internet that could help parents protect children from adult sites.
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On Wall Street today, a glimpse into the approaching profit-warning season sent stocks lower, with blue chips now losing ground in the past four sessions.
Ed Crane has more in today's Marketwatch report.
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Good afternoon everybody. The Winston Cup stars are heading to New York this week for the sport's annual awards banquet. Newly crowned champ Tony Stewart - talked with members of the media today for nearly two hours. And while you might be surprised - he was not only pleasant but candid in talking about his temperament.
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The UVa men's basketball team hits the hardwood tonight as the ACC-Big Ten challenge continues.
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The 22nd ranked Cavs are on the road tonight in East Lansing, Michigan taking on 21st ranked Michigan State. The Cavs have had a week off after finishing second in the Maui Classic. Remember these two never were able to finish their game last year due a slippery floor at the Richmond Coliseum.
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The tip-off time tonight is set for nine o'clock. Coming up at the top of the hour - as Tech gets ready for number one ranked Miami - no one is more anxious than Ernest Wilford. How the big receiver turned a huge negative into an amazing positive tonight on News 7 at Six. Have a safe night everybody.

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The White House is coming to the aid of parents who want to monitor their childrens' internet use.
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President Bush signed a new law today to create a dot-kids domain on the Internet.
Sites in that domain will only contain material deemed appropriate for children under the age of 13.
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((PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH: THE SITES WILL BE MONITORED FOR CONTENT, FOR SAFETY, AND ALL OBJECTIONABLE MATERIAL WILL BE REMOVED. ONLINE CHAT ROOMS AND INSTANT MESSAGING WILL BE PROHIBITED UNLESS THEY CAN BE CERTIFIED AS SAFE. ))
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