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Tonight on News 7 at 5. Welcome back to winter.
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We'll run down the latest highway conditions, and what to expect if you travel tonight.
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In addition to our current snow maker, another is racing from the plains and will keep conditions wintery into Saturday.

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On Healthcheck tonight, first Viagara, then Levitra, and now Cialis (see-AL-iss). A new drug that may help many men.
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And flu season has already arrived in the Roanoke Valley, where the the case numbers are rapidly rising.
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Plus, we'll meet gospel signer Bill Gaither, who performs tonight in Roanoke.
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Here we go again. Winter weather has returned. And the most hazardous driving may be just ahead.
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The New River Valley and places south are getting hit especially hard. It's been snowing non-stop there since four this morning.
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New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel DePompa joins us live from Blacksburg. Rachel, what are conditions like now?

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Jean its still snowing pretty hard. It's practically a white out here. Look behind me... you can barely see the mountains. The snow is starting to pile up again on cars and roads. It ended up being a very busy day for many folks in the New River Valley.
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((Nats- V-DOT pushing snow.
V-DOT workers were certainly busy with the snow today, but they weren't the only ones. Local police often had to rescue stranded motorists from cars like this one... on the shoulder, stalled out and facing the wrong way.

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This driver went off an embankment and hit a tree. Even the snow plow drivers were having trouble. Tow companies say they were busy helping motorists all morning, but they fear the worst is yet to come.

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It appears the further south you live the worse it gets. V-DOT officials say Bland county is particularly bad right now... especially in the Rocky Gap area. They also say to use caution on primary and secondary roads in Wythe, Grayson and Carroll Counties... even on Interstates 81 and 77. V-DOT workers are only focusing on the primary roads right now, they are not plowing any seconardy roads. They say if you must hit the road to use chains and snow tires.
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Jean, tonight at 6:00 we'll have the latest road conditions for the New River Valley and a warning from local police about driving on the roads tonight.
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Road conditions around the Roanoke Valley are holding up for now, but that will likely change this evening.
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Richard Lesko is along U-S 220 in Roanoke County tonight with more on the situation there.
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As you can see at the top of your screen, we already have some school announcements for tomorrow. We'll run the updated list throughout the evening.
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[TAKE FS WEB ADDRESS] You can also find continuous updates of all weather-related closings and delays any time on our home page at wdbj7-dot-com.
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In other news tonight, former Henry County Administrator Sid Clower has been indicted... again. This time he faces federal charges.
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Clower was just released from a half-way house Monday- -after serving a year in prison for embezzling about 800-thousand dollars in County funds. A federal Grand Jury in Charlottesville
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returned the indictment yesterday, but it was under seal until today. Clower was allowed to self-report for his initial appearance and was released on a "personal recognizance bond." He's charged with six counts of tax evasion and fraud.

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The flu season is off to an early start in the Roanoke Valley. The details are just ahead in Healthcheck.
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And Viagra gets new competition. It can last a lot longer, but doctors have some words of caution.
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Health officials say the last week has brought a significant increase of flu cases in the Roanoke Valley.
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That's why they are urging people at highest risk for the virus, like seniors and those with chronic illnesses, to get the flu shot immediately.
The vaccine takes about two weeks to become effective.
Health officials say compared to this time last year --there are 3 times as many flu cases in the area.
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Lewis-Gale Medical Center is reporting an influx of flu patients, while Carilion says so far it has not seen a signifcant increase in flu activity in its emergency room.
Health experts are predicting the worst flu season in 30 years.

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More competition for Viagra -- another drug to treat erectile dysfunction has been approved by the FDA.
It's called Cialis (see-AL-is) and it should be available in our area sometime this month.
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Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton joins us with details
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Jean,
There are now three medications on the market to treat erectile dysfunction.
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It's a problem many men experience -- the consistent inability to attain or maintain an erection for sexual intercourse.

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For years the only option for men was Viagra, but then Levitra came on the market in August and most recently Cialis (see-AL-is).
Urologist Dennis Garvin says while Viagra and Levitra are chemically similiar -- Cialis is quite different--which has some benefits.
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Lasting up to 36 hours in some men --according to the manufacturer. But Dr. Garvin says men shouldn't have unrealistic expectations.
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The medication works by increasing blood flow to the penis. Some of the side effects of the drug can include an upset stomach, headaches, and muscle pain.
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Jean, but the drug is not cheap --just like the others on the market, 8 pills or a months supply will run anywhere from 70 to 100 dollars.

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Bail has been set at five million dollars for the man accused of kidnapping a North Dakota College Student.
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Alfonso Rodriguez appeared in a Grand Forks courtroom this afternoon. His attorney says Rodriguez wants to remain in jail for his own safety.
The convicted rapist entered no plea- an arraignment is set for Feburary.
Meanwhile no sign of 22 year old Dru Sjodin (Shoh-DEEN.)
Police haven't said much about their interviews with Rodriguez only saying he was in the Grand Forks mall parking lot the day (Shoh-DEEN) was last seen.
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Rodriguez was released from prison in May after serving a 23 year sentence for attempted kidnapping and assault.
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The weather won't stop tonight's Bill Gaither concert in Roanoke.
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And just ahead, the singer-songwriter tells us about his newest message in the form of the *printed* word.
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Not even today's snow couldn't keep fans of gospel singer Bill Gaither from venturing out for an autograph. The longtime performer today signed his latest book and prepared for a concert while also squeezing in some time for News 7's Shannon Young.
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Two Tech players get first-team All-American honors. Mike Stevens has the details just ahead.
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And we'll tell you who cleaned up with Grammy nominations.
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Good afternoon folks. The Hokies' football season ended on downer for many Tech fans, but the postseason is certainly looking good for two of the offensive leaders.
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This afternoon Kevin Jones was named a first team all-American by the American Football Coaches Association. It's the second all-America team Jones has made, and the second won he has made along with Tech teammate Jake Grove. The senior from Forest also earned first team honors today at the center spot. Plus, Grove was named one of six finalists for the Remington award this afternoon. That honor is given to the top center in the nation.
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The Hokies will be stepping up into the ACC ranks next season, and today one of their future opponents decided to stay in house for their next head football coach.
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The Duke Blue Devils have decided to take the interim tag off of Ted Roof's title and make him the program's full-time assistant coach. The Associated Press and Durham's Herald Sun say Roof was chosen over Bobby Ross. Roof won two games to close out the past season. He will be formally introduced by this coming weekend.
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The NASCAR awards banquet is tomorrow night in New York with entertainment headliners Harry Connick, Jr. and LeAnn Rimes. But the real headliner is Matt Kenseth - this year's Winston Cup champ. He earns Roush Racing its first and only title after 25 years of trying.
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[XXXXXGO TO PINNACLE XXXX] And this weekend on Your Hometown Station the football continues with the annual Army -Navy game that comes your way at 4pm. [xxxxxxxx go to nfl pinnacle xxxxx] Then on Sunday it's an NFL doubleheader with playoff implications. The Colts meet the Titans at one. That will be followed by the Dolphins and Patriots at four. Jean will be back in just a moment to wrap up news at Five. Have a safe night.
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Some narrow gains on Wall Street, but the Dow closes above an important number. Alexis Christoforous has today's Marketwatch report.
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Jay Z and Beyonce.. just a few names up for Grammys this year where rap music leads the pack in nominations.
Many new names this year along side some old favorites on the Grammy list.
Chris Lawrence has more from Hollywood.
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Virginia's first shot of winter weather.
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When will it end? The details [Closing Animation] on News Seven at Eleven.