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Today on News 7 at five, a man and woman in Texas are facing three counts of capital murder in the deaths of the woman's three young children.
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Plus one country is in a state of emergency as its Prime Minister is murdered.
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Passing showers to the north, variable clouds elsewhere. The warmer weather continues for several more days. Details coming up.

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Also more than 100 thousand pounds of Kroger ground beef is recalled. We'll have the information.
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Residents of Patrick County want to make sure their hospital's emergency room stays open.
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Plus the Sopranos may end not with a bang, but a lawsuit. News 7 at 5 is next.

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Three children found dead in their home.
Tonight the parents are facing charges and police say the father of one the children has confessed.
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It was a discovery no police officer ever wants to make- finding the bodies of three children, one child had been decapitated, two were in plastic bags.
Elizabeth Sanchez has the story from Brownsville Texas.
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(( This Brownsville Texas father and mother are accused of taking the lives of their three children. The appeared before a judge accused decapitating one child and stuffing the bodies of two other children in plastic trash bags.. all were under the age of 5. Brownsville Police officer : Chief Carlos Garcia The parents have been put into custody. The father had confessed to killing the babies. Relatives called police after visiting the family at their one bedroom apartment. Inside, investigators say it was a bloody scene and the parents were in a trance. They believe the childrens lives were taken some time on Monday . Hundreds of neighbors gathered as police collected evidence. Neighbor, Eddy Gonzalez Im from the area. Ive lived here many years. Im shocked. Im totally shocked. Neighbor Nancy Garcia We usually keep an eye on each other but things happen you never know when something is going to happen.
Investigators say this is unusual for their community. Neighbors didnt report hearing anything unusual from the apartment. Elizabeth Sanchez, CBS News.))

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Patrick County residents are trying to save their hospital's emergency room. Some are worried that a propsepctive buyer of the bankrupt R-J Reynolds Hospital will not keep the E-R open and operating.
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Business Reporter Rachel Cannon joins us with more on this. Rachel, what would that change mean for residents? Jean, it would basically mean that poeple would have to travel to Martinsville for emergency care.
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But besides a longer ride, Patrick County EMTs say they may not be able to make ambulance runs in the County.
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Right now an E-R doctor, Diane Rowell, must sign off on the ambluance calls. If the E-R was closed and she was let go, paramedics say it would be difficult to arrange another license to make calls under.
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The Patrick County Board of Supervisors heard from concerned residents today. The Board says they want to save the hospital but that they have not been given the details of the sale agreement. Meanwhuile, the C-E-O of the hospital says he cannot comment on the sale because they're in the middle of negotiations.
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But a Trustee on the Hospital Board says an operating E-R is part of their contract with the prospective buyer. The emergency medical community hopes that's the case, but they say they will wait and see.
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Jean, before the sale can become final, a Bankruptcy judge must approve it. A hearing date is set for the end of the month.

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More than 100-thousand pounds of ground beef sold at Kroger stores are being recalled because of possible E-coli contamination.
The beef came from an American Foods Group plant in Ohio on January 24th.
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Kroger says all of it has been sold.
The recall includes ground beef in one, two and three pound foam trays AND ground hamburger patties. The beef has the code numbers 3-0-2-4 and 3-0-2-5 below the Kroger logo.
Customers can return it to the store for a refund.
Local health officials say they have received no reports of E-coli infection related to the meat, however officials in Ohio are investigating whether the beef caused three children there to get sick.
For more information, call American Foods Customer Hotline at 1 - 800 - 829 - 2838.
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Coming up next on the newscast, President Bush works the phones as he tries to gather support for the war against Iraq,
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Also a state of emergency is declared in Serbia as that country's Prime Minister is assassinated.
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A state of emergency is declared in Serbia tonight- after the Prime Minister there was assassinated.
Zoran (JIHN-jihch) Djindjic was ambushed outside the Belgrade government complex- hit by gunfire that came from a nearby building.
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(JIHN-jihch) was rushed to a Belgrade hospital but died within a few hours.
The 50 year old leader was a key leader in the revolt that toppled Slobodan Milosovic in 2000.
He and his government had recently been working to stamp out organized crime which flourished during Milosevic's rule.
Two suspects have been arrested in connection with the killing.
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President Bush is trying diplomacy to solve the Iraqi situation.
He continued making phone calls today to various world leaders including Russia's president Vladimir Putin.
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But Ari Fleischer pointed out today that time is running short.
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Meanwhile the U-S is working closing with the United Kingdom discussing various ideas to deal with the situation.

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The plight of a young Bedford County girl injured in a drive-by shooting has generated overwhelming response from her school and community.
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Five-year-old Rachel Sanchez was shot in the head last month while riding in her grandparents' car in North Carolina.
She's still listed in critical condition and her family has left their home in Forest to be by her side.
Rachel's teachers and classmates at Forest Elementary have started a fund drive to help defray their expenses.
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To contribute to the "Reaching Out For Rachel" fund, you can call Forest Elementary at 4-3-4-5-2-5-2-6-8-1.
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In health check tonight,
Lewis Gale Medical Center plans to give Virginia Western Community College a million and half dollars in cash and other services over the next five years.
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Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton joins us with more about what this will mean for Virginia Western
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Jean,
This is the largest contribution the college has ever received.
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And it comes at a time when the college is need of additional funding.
Over the past two years, Virginia Western has lost 12 percent of its state funding.
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Most of the gift will be used to help minimize the nursing shortage.
Lewis-Gale says teaming-up with Virginia Western will help health care providers deal with a growing elderly population.
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Virginia Western says the money will enable the college over the next three years to nearly double the number of nursing and health technology students it can accept and graduate.
This will also help the college provide more educational assistance and scholarships to students.
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Lewis-Gale Medical Center also plans to assist Virginia Western by providing adjunct professors, donating equipment, and providing more opportunities at the hospital for hands-on-training.
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Jean, The hospital will soon house a simulated operating room for students.

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Coming up next on the newscast, some Smith Mountian Lake fishermen as lining up to drop a hook.
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It's time to the fishermen out there to take out their rods, reels and favorite bait, because there's something fishy going on at Smith Mountain Lake. Brent Watts has more on next weekend's Angler's Choice Bass Tournament.
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Coming up a little later in the newscast, H-B-O may WHACK Tony Soprano.
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Plus we'll tell you why some Virginia Scuba Divers may find themselves taking a New York Subway.
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We have a breaking story at this hour. Police near Salt Lake City say missing teenager Elizabeth Smart has been found alive.
We have few details, but you will remember that Smart was the teenager who was apparently taken from her Salt Lake City home in the early morning hours- in June of last year.

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A late-day turnaround pulled Wall Street out of a third straight sell-off, allowing the major market averages to post some modest gains
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Good afternoon, welcome to the ticker. Radford junior guard Neal Manor inspires his teammates most in the game of life. Steve Mason has his incredible story in Hometown Hoops Weekly.
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((Perhaps no other player on the Radford roster has more determination and work ethic than Neal Manor. And while Manor is not a key starter, his 12 minutes and four points a game have been crucial in the Bobcats success. ((:)) With an underdeveloped left arm that does not allow him to go to is left, he has to out hustle his opponent. Manor has adapted so well, his handicap often goes unnoticed. ((:)) ((:))
The straight A student not only accepts his disability but embraces the opportunity to encourage other handicap kids who doubt themselves.)) ((:)) ((:)) ((:))

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At the top of the hour we'll see how Cave Spring managed to get to this stage with the high school splitting and the JJ graduating. Take care everybody. Jean will be right back. [GO TO BREAK]

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Shooting on the next season of the Sopranos starts March 24th, but the fireworks have already started as H-B-O and Tony Soprano are suing one another.
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James Gandolfini started things by suing H-B-O for missing a deadline to tell him he'd be needed for the show's fifth season.
Now the cable channel is returning the favor.
It claims Gandolfini's suit is frivolous and he risks being held liable for more than 100 MILLION dollars in damages.
And H-B-O says if he sticks with his position there won't be another season of The Sopranos.
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People at Virginia Beach are benefiting from the New York Subway.
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50 former cars from the Big Apple Subway were sunk in the Atlantic Ocean today.
The old Redbird cars will become an artificial reef off the Virginia Beach Coast.
It will host a variety of aquatic life and should also become a popular destination for scuba divers.
The artificial reef is expected to last about 25 years.
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[SMART] Police near Salt Lake City say missing teenager Elizabeth Smart has been found alive. According to police, the 15-year-old girl was found in the car of a drifter who was pulled over in a traffic stop today. Police identified him as someone who once worked in the Smart's home.

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