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Today on News 7 at 5, the owner of a West Virginia construction company hits one of the biggest lottery jackpots in history.
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and hundreds of people are STILL without power after yesterday's wind. And some could stay in the dark until tomorrow.
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The wind will continue to decrease and temperatures will drop tonight but the weekend's looking nice. I'll have your hometown forecast.

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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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Steve Mason will check in from the Lowe's Motor Speedway where the Wahoos and Mountaineers are getting ready for their matchup in the Continental Tire bowl.
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And in Health Check tonight, the long arm of the law will be trying to catch drunk drivers with New Year's approaching.
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News 7 at 5 is next.

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It's a Christmas gift with a BIG wrapper. A West Virginia man is the sole winner of the Powerball lottery.
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It's believed to be the biggest prize ever won on a single ticket. West Virginia State lottery officials say the 315 million dollar jackpot goes to Andrew Whittaker, the 55-year old owner of a construction company. Teri Okita reports.
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(( NAT: (15:06:44 drumroll please...yesterday was xmas but i'm happy to say santa has chosen to stay in wv)
TRACK: Hes the winner of the largest Powerball jackpot in history and he already has a plan for his multi millions.

SOT: Jack Whittaker/Powerball Winner: 15:09:47 Im going to pay tithes on

it and after that take care of my family and expand my businesses.
Track: Dressed in all black with his trademark cowboy hat, Jack Whittaker was handed a ten million dollar check, the first of his lump sum payment of $111 million. He bought his ticket on Monday from the C and L Superserve in Hurricane, West Virginia...and he didnt know right away that he won the big jackpot.

SOT: Jack Whittaker 15:10:04 I thought I only gotten 4 numbers and the

powerball. At 5 I got up and I seen the ticket had been won from my gas station where I get my biscuit every morning. I said let me see that ticket and sure enough we were very excited.
Track: This 55 year old owns a couple of construction companies and says hes had to work hard for everything in his life. This is the first thing that has ever been given to him.

SOT: Whittaker: I dont have luck, Im blessed, Ive been blessed my

whole life.
Stand up Close: Okita))

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It could be a long cold night for nearly one thousand people in the Roanoke Valley.
American Electric Power says it could be tomorrow before everyone's power is restored.
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The problem began Christmas morning when high winds started knocking down trees and power lines.
At one point, 55-hundred customers in the Roanoke Valley were without power.
That number was reduced to 15-hundred by this morning.
A-E-P has brought in extra crews to restore power but a spokesperson warns that could take a while.
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((TODD BURNS/AMERICAN ELECTRIC POWER: IF WE HAVE FOR EXAMPLE 5-THOUSAND CUSTOMERS AND WE HAVE THAT IN THREE DIFFERENT OUTAGES THEN THAT IN MOST CASES CAN BE RESTORED RATHER QUICKLY. WHAT WE HAVE IS ABOUT FIVE THOUSAND CUSTOMERS OUT AND WE HAVE LITERALLY HAVE HUNDREDS OF CASES OF TROUBLE TO INVESTIGATE AND THEN RESTORE POWER TO.)) ((ANN MILLER/ELECTRIC CUSTOMER: IT'S BEEN A VERY LONG TIME. IT DOESN'T SOUND LIKE MUCH UNTIL YOU HAVE TO SIT AROUND AND STARE AT EACH OTHER. WE WILL DEFINITELY GO TO A MOTEL TONIGHT IF IT DOESN'T COME BACK ON.))
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Since the power outages are scattered, A-E-P officials are asking you to contact them if you don't have power because you may be the only ones in your area without electricity.
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To report an outage call A-E-P at 1 800-956-4237.

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Residents of the Northeast are crawling out from under their white blanket today after a major snow storm slammed the region on Christmas day. Drew Levinson has the story from New York.
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((IN THE NORTHEAST THEY ARE DIGGING.....
(natsound shoveling)


AND SCRATCHING

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AND PLOWING THEIR WAYS OUT FORM UNDER THEIR GIANT GIFT OF SNOW AND ICE.
THE INTENSE CHRISTMAS STORM LEFT UP TO 30 INCHES OF SNOW IN PARTS OF THE NORTHEAST AND NEW ENGLAND. SOME ROADS WERE BARELY PASSABLE IF AT ALL AND THOSE AT THE AIRPORTS WERE FRUSTRATED.

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"Right now it is a little exasperating, but you just have to be patient I guess."
THOUGH PATIENCE IS A VIRTURE--HEADACHES SEEMED TO BE MORE COMMON.

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"I am a little bit exhausted and looking forward to finally finishing up this journey."

(S/U DREW LEVINSON 23:59:46)

"For many here in the Northeast, this first Winter blast of the season has been anything but a headache. This is New York's Central Park....it truly is a Winter wonderland."

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"It is wonderful, it is magic."
FOR MANY IT IS JUST A SNAPSHOT OF THE BEAUTY MOTHER NATURE HAS TO OFFER.

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It is speechless, speechless, it is beautiful out here, beautiful."
FROM A WALK IN THE PARK....
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"It is great, we are enjoying it very much."

TO A SNOWBALL FIGHT----TO CROSS COUNTRY SKIING----THE SNOW IS A WELCOME

CHRISTMAS PRESENT. BUT LIKE CHRISTMAS--MANY HOPE IT TOO ONLY VISITS ONCE A YEAR.

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"You could grab a shuffle anytime now....ha, ha, ha.
DREW LEVINSON, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))



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Fire damaged a home in Northeast Roanoke today.
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The fire broke out around 2:30 this afternoon, in a duplex on Eastern Avenue.
Authorities say it started in a floor of the building, but they're not sure yet what caused it.
Heavy smoke did most of the damage.
No one was home at the time, and no one was hurt.
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When most people spot a video camera out in public, they know it's not there just to take their picture.
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But, V-Dot officials say the cameras placed recently along Peppers Ferry Road outside of Christiansburg are NOT there to punish bad drivers, but rather, to protect them.
The department is working with Virginia Tech to develop a type of warning system for wrong-way drivers, BEFORE they cause an accident.
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((JOHN THOMPSON/VDOT: HOPEFULLY AT SOME POINT DOWN THE ROAD THAT COULD ACTUALLY WARN WRONG WAY DRIVERS SO MAYBE THEY CAN GET BACK ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE ROAD BEFORE THEY CAUSE AN ACCIDENT 10:59))
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Thompson says the project is the first of its type in the state.
It is expected to be completed by next Spring.
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Still to come on the newscast, the state goes ahead with plans to vaccinate emergency workers against smallpox.
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and if you drink and drive over the next few days, you could have some company you may not want to see.
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Despite the threat of bioterrorism, state health officials say the probability of a smallpox outbreak is low.
Still,Virginia is not taking any chances.
Beginning next month, the state plans to start vaccinating thousands of health care workers.
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The first stage of the state's voluntary vaccination plan is limited to hospital staff and public health teams.
Then the vaccination will be offered to around 200-thousand first responders such as firefighters, police officers and rescue squads.
The vaccine will not be available to the general public until late next year.
Officials say special training is necessary for those health care workers who will administer the vaccine.
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The U-S has not seen a case of smallpox since 1949.
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State Police say there will be a zero tolerance this holiday season for drinking and driving.
In fact, they plan to conduct several sobriety check points.
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As Joy Sutton tells us the number of fatalities caused by alcohol related crashes are on the rise nationally.
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Shannon, Last year more than 17-thousand people were killed in alcohol related crashes.
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And with millions of people on the roads this holiday state police say drivers must act responsibly -- they say you shouldn't drive even if you only had one drink.
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((
Law enforcement officials hope having several sobriety check points this holiday will discourage people from drinking and driving..but more importantly keep someone who has had too much to drink off the road before the injury or kill someone.
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((LAST YEAR DURING THE CHRISTMAS SEASON WE HAD 13 FATALITIES IN THE STATE AND THEN DURING THE NEW YEAR WE HAD 10. SO WE LOST 23 OF OUR CITIZENS OVER THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND)) [RUNS13]
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Authorities say often when they catch someone who is over the legal limit --the person doesn't even realize they've had too much to drink.
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((WHEN YOU DRINK ALCOHOL THE VERY FIRST DRINK AFFECTS YOUR MORAL JUDGEMENT. SO EACH DRINK JUST INCREASES THE CHANCES OF NOT MAKING THE RIGHT DECISION)) [RUNS12]
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And if you make the wrong decision it will not only land you behind bars, but could result in a fine and a suspension of your license.
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((IF YOU'RE UNDER THE INFLUENCE THERE IS NO TOLERANCE WE PRECEDE WITH THE ARREST BECAUSE WE CAN'T HAVE YOU OPERATE ON THE HIGHWAY. THERE IS NO TOLERANCE AT ALL)) [RUNS10]
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Authorities are also asking for you help in spotting drunk drivers. If you see someone you believe is under the influence state police say dial pound 77 or 9-1-1.
State police says it's important to give a description of the vehicle, a license plate number, and the direction in which the vehicle was headed.
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Shannon,

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Still ahead on News 7 at 5, warmer temperatures and calmer winds as we head to the weekend. Leo will be along with the forecast in just a bit.
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and despite the cold weather, these kids in New Jersey are learning about the oceans in an up close way.
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Still ahead, U-V-A and West Virginia rev up their hopes for a win this Saturday.
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and also, the sport has been under fire for years, but these fox hunters lead off the season with a hearty "tally-ho".

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On Wall Street, a post-Christmas rally fizzled late in the session and the Dow dipped just slightly. Ed Crane has more in today's Marketwatch.
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The preparations for the first annual Tire Bowl continued today in Charlotte. Steve Mason introduces to some of young players who are responsible for getting the Cavs in this game.
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Both teams took a break this afternoon to check out the Lowe's Motor Speedway. They'll be finishing up at the track at about 5:45 - and tonight at six Steve Mason will talk with Al Groh about his hot laps today at the track. News 7 at Five continues in just a moment.

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One of the United Kingdom's popular holidays is at risk of being changed.
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Today is Boxing Day, one of the biggest days on the hunting calendar with nearly 300-hunts throughout England and Wales. The centuries-old tradition of hunting with dogs is under threat as the government moves to tighten regulation of the sport. Under the Hunting Bill launched by the government earlier this month, hare coursing and stag hunting could be banned.
Limited fox hunting would still be allowed in England under strict licenses. Today, supporters and opponents of hunting both claimed they had public backing. An estimated 200-thousand people turned out for the event.
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Christmas is over but school is still out and children of all ages are looking for something to do. Today, the New Jersey State Aquarium is helping out. Robin Macintosh has more.
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