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Today on News 7 at 5, a tanker truck accident has dumped thousands of gallons of gasoline into a Central Virginia waterway.
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Also local school systems have to find more ways to make up snow days.
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Well it was nice while it lasted but a cold rain is on the way. Details in a moment.

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Tests reveal if a substance found in the U-S Capitol really was a deadly poision.
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On Healthcheck, some drug companies are turning their attention to keeping your pets alive longer.
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Plus the White House promises to look at a court's ruling on gay marriage.
News 7 at 5 is next.

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Cleanup crews are still on the scene of a tanker truck accident in Charlotte County that dumped thousands of gallons of gasoline into a local waterway.
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The wreck happened around 11:30 on Route 40 just west of Phenix.
State police say 57-year-old Douglas Wayne Cox of Troutville lost control of his truck and overturned in a ditch.


More than two thousand gallons of gas spilled into a nearby creek before crews could contain it.
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((WALT BAILEY/PHENIX V.F.D. CHIEF: WE'LL WORK DOWNSTREAM TO ESTABLISH SOME CONTAINMENT AREAS AND AREAS THAT WE CAN PULL THE FUEL FROM THE CREEK AND PREVENT AS MUCH OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT AS WE CAN.))
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Cox was flown to Lynchburg General Hospital where he's in serious condition.
Charges of reckless driving are pending.
Route 40 will be blocked for several more hours.
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Police in Sarasota Florida are awaiting help from NASA in their search for an 11-year old girl missing since Sund

ay. They have what would appear to be the perfect clue: surveillance video of the girl as she was kidnapped. But as Kelly Cobiella reports, it's not enough.
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((((MILLIONS ARE NOW FAMILIAR WITH CARLIE BRUCIA'S FACE...
Surveillance video- no super
BUT NO ONE SEEMS TO KNOW THE FACE OR NAME OF THE MAN WHO TOOK HER. OUT OF HUNDREDS OF TIPS NONE HAS GIVEN INVESTIGATORS A STRONG LEAD.

Sheriff Bill Balkwill/Sarasota County

Anything we get were gonna follow up...whether it is a name or we can attach a vehicle to it...we are going to follow these leads up
THE SIXTH GRADER WAS WALKING HOME ALONE FROM FRIENDS HOUSE JUST AFTER SIX SUNDAY NIGHT. SHE TOOK A SHORT CUT BEHIND A CLOSED CAR WASH. THE CAR WASH SURVEILLANCE CAMERA CAPTURED THE REST:
A MAN WEARING A UNIFORM APPEARS TO CONFRONT HER THEN DRAGS HER AWAY. POLICE CAN MAKE OUT SOME DETAILS: TATTOOS ON HIS FOREARMS AND A TAG ON HIS SHIRT. THEYRE HOPING NASA CAN SHARPEN THE IMAGE, AND FIND THE CLUE THAT BREAKS THE CASE.
Agent Carl Whitehead/Federal Bureau of Investigation Were working on getting more from that digital video.
FOR NOW, INVESTIGATORS ARE PINNING THEIR HOPES ON CARLIE'S PICTURE. THOUSANDS OF FLIERS HAVE GONE OUT TO NEIGHBORHOODS THROUGHOUT WESTERN FLORIDA. AND FOR TWO STRAIGHT DAYS, HER PARENTS HAVE TURNED TO NATIONAL TELEVISION TO SEND A MESSAGE TO THEIR DAUGHTER AND HER ABDUCTOR.
Susan Schorpen/Carlie's Mother Theres not a word to describe it you feel like a part of you is dying.
THE REWARD IS UP TO 50-THOUSAND DOLLARS AND POLICE SAY TIME IS CRUCIAL. THEY ARE CONVINCED CARLIE DID NOT KNOW THE MAN WHO TOOK HER AND THEY THINK SHE IS IN DANGER. KELLY COBIELLA FOR CBS NEWS.))
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Make up days are starting to pile up like the snow in the New River Valley
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School systems across the region are trying to figure out how to make up those days.
Montgomery County Schools have already missed nine days and more mountainous places like Grayson County are going on 13 days.
Each school district handles how it makes-up those days differently, but every classroom in the region faces the same struggle.
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((DOUG MORGAN:IT'S VERY DIFFICULT TO ESTABLISH ANY KIND OF CONTINUITY WHEN YOU HAVE SO MANY BREAKS IN THE DAY, THE WEEK THE MONTH THE YEAR. :09))
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Principals say missing school can be stressful on both teachers and students.
Coming up at 6:00 we'll tell you what teachers are doing to help children remember what they've learned after old man winter gives them an extra break.
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The nation's first same-sex marriages will take place in Massachusetts starting in May.
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The state's highest court ruled that same-sex civil unions aren't good enough. An opinion from the court says the nation's history shows that-- quote -- ``separate is seldom, if ever, equal.'' The ruling is intended to clarify an earlier high court ruling that said same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry. That decision left lawmakers uncertain of whether civil unions would satisfy the court.
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The White House says today's ruling is deeply troubling.
And it's again raising the possibility of a constituional amendment barring same-sex marriages.
Press Secretary Scott McClellan says the president is firmly committed to protecting marriage as a union between a man and a woman.

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Still to come, doctors tell lawmakers in Richmond they have the power to improve medical care in Virginia.
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Plus the test are back on a mysterious powder that shut down parts of Capitol Hill yesterday.
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There's further confirmation that the powder found in a Senate office this week does contain the deadly poison ricin (RY'-sin).
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That's the conclusion of genetic testing conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Three Senate office buildings remain closed, as mail is being examined. So far, investigators have yet to find a specific letter or parcel that they can link to the powder. Police officers are standing guard on street corners around the office buildings and escorting staff members who need to enter the building. Meantime, paperwork for legislation currently beign debated by the Senate is locked inside one of the sealed office complexes .
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If you were trying to get a doctor's appointment today, you were probably out of luck.
Hundreds of Virginia's doctors spent the day out of their offices and at the State Capitol instead.
They are trying to draw attention to a growing problem, the high price of medical malpractice insurance.
Meghan Muldoon has more.
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Seventeen hundred doctors took the day off to push for changes in Virginia's medical malpractice laws.
The doctors want caps on pain and suffering awards and limits on attorneys fees.
They say the high costs of medical malpractice suits are running them out of practice.
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((DR FRANK CONNER/ROANOKE DOCTOR: WE DON'T WANT ROANOKE TO BECOME LIKE MISSISSIPPI OR WEST VIRGINIA AT ONE POINT THERE WAS NOT ONE DOCTOR THAT WOULD DELIVER A BABY YOU HAD TO LEAVE THE STATE TO FIND AN OB/GYN TO DO IT.))
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Neurosurgeons and OB/GYNs have been the hardest hit by soaring insurance rates.
Dr. Wade Nye-man says his group practice in Lynchburg has seen their malpractice rates triple over the last few years.
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((DR. WADE NIEMAN/LYNCHBURG OBSTETRICIAN: IF IT DOESN'T STOP GOING UP IT WILL MAKE IT IMPOSSIBLE TO CONTINUE TO PRACTICE. :13))
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But Virginia already caps damage awards.
Victims of medical negligence say the current caps don't leave them with enough money to provide the life=long care

their injured family members need.
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((WE'RE JUST TRYING TO SURVIVE.))
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Seventeen years ago, Janice Hedgepeth's son, Eric, went to a Richmond hospital for a tonsillectomy He left the hospital in a wheelchair. ((JANICE HEDGEPETH/MOTHER OF MEDICAL MALPRACTICE VICTIM: I FEEL LIKE WE WERE VERY MISTREATED. THE DOCTORS CAUSED THESE PROBLEM FOR US AND NOW THEY WANT TO PUT A CAP ON IT AND SAID THAT WE HAVE ENOUGH MONEY.))
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She says putting additional caps on cases like her son's would leave victims of medical malpractice victimized again.
Meghan Muldoon, News 7, Richmond.))

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Congressmen Rick Boucher and Bob Goodlatte are urging Alleghany Regional Hospital to keep its Obstetrics unit open.
The hospital has announced it would close the office because it was no longer profitable.
The Congressmen said in a press release it was part of the community service responsibility to keep the maternity unit open.

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Does your dog or cat need a prescription? It's not uncommon. In fact, one local veterinarian says most pets will need to take medication at some point in their lives.
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Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton joins us with details.
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Shannon, there are drug to treat almost everything in your pet from arthritis to heart disease.
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New medications are coming out all the time --that are much safer for animals.
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(( Meet Nellie --this feline takes eight different medications for glaucoma, arthritis, high blood pressure, and kidney failure.
And you might be surprised to learn some of her drugs are the same ones used on humans.
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((I'D SAY PROBABLY AT LEAST 80-PERCENT OF THE MEDICATIONS WE USE ARE USED IN HUMANS AS WELL. ESPECIALLY THE ANTIBIOTICS)) [RUNS09]
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There are literally hundreds of medications for pets on the market.
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((IT'S DEFINITELY A INDUSTRY THAT'S GROWING AT THAT POINT AND THEY'RE DOING A LOT MORE RESEARCH. CANCER WE CAN DO A LOT OF SUCCESSFUL TREATMENT WITH CANCER PATIENTS --USING AGAIN A LOT OF THE MEDICATIONS THAT ARE USED IN HUMANS )) [RUNS16]
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And Dr. Cinthia Honeycutt says that has meant fewer dogs and cats have had to be put to sleep because of medical reasons.
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((DEFINITELY IMPROVING THEIR LIVES. OLDER ANIMALS CAN LIVE LONGER AND HAVE A GOOD QUALITY OF LIFE. WE'RE NOT JUST LOOKING FOR QUANTITY WE'RE LOOK FOR QUALITY )) [RUNS19]
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For Nellie the medications have helped her to live a comfortable life well into her golden years. ))
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In terms of cost, even though many of drugs are the same for humans they are cheaper. Dr. Honeycutt says to help with cost some people are opting for pet health insurance.
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Shannon,

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Coming up next on the newscast,
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Brent Watts will introduce us to local man who has a big steak in turning his hobby into a business.
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A Stewartsville man has turned his hobby of making beef jerky into a lucrative business. Brent Watts stopped by the company that claims to make Roanoke's Best Beef Jerky.
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Today in Sports, it's national signing day. After the break, we'll see where some of the region's top players are heading.
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Then a little bit later, we'll see how a local diner has been able to return from the ashes.
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Good afternoon everybody and welcome to the midweek ticker that is one of the biggest day of the year. It is national signing day for high school football players,
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and the fun began this morning here in Roanoke as William Fleming linebacker Maurice Kitchens inked a full ride with Marshall University.
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The Virginia Tech Hokies signed 19 players today including the top quarterback and receiver tandem in the state in quarterback Sean Glennon and wide receiver Eddie Royal.
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The Virginia Cavaliers signed 18 players today including William Campbell running back Cedric Peerman. Much more on signing day tonight on News 7 at Six.
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This week's installment of Hometown Hoops weekly takes us to Daleville for a look at one of the state's best sophomores.
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[wipe to pinnacle page 12998] Tonight the heat from the ACC hardwood is right back here on Your Hometown Station. Virginia plays host to Maryland in a nine o'clock tip-off. Catch the Terps and Cavs tonight right here on WDBJ-7.
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Also tonight - the Tech men are home hosting Providence at 7, and the Radford men have a key Big South game against red hot VMI at the Dedmon Center. Take care folks - Shannon will be back in just a moment. [GO TO BREAK]

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A cautious outlook from Cisco lead to a technology selloff on Wall Street today. As Alexis Christoforous tells us that pushed stock prices down.
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A Danville restaurant hit by fire last year is back in business.
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Schoolfield Lunch on West Main Street reopened its doors this week. The restaurant's kitchen caught fire last December, but what owners thought would only take a few days to repair, turned into more than two months.
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((BARRY HAULSEE/RESTAURANT MANAGER: THE REASON IT TOOK TWO MONTHS, DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON IS WHEN THIS HAPPENED, SO MANY PLACES THAT WERE FABRICATING EQUIPMENT FOR BACK THERE WERE CLOSED, THEN DANVILLE INCORPORATED, WHICH OWNS THIS COMPLEX THEY WERE RECONSTRUCTING THE KITCHEN AND THEY WERE, HAD TIME FOFF FOR XMAS, IT JUST TURNED INTO A MUCH LONGER PROCESS THAN ANYONE ANTICIPATED 05))
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Aside from installing a new stove and ventilation system in the kitchen, the restaurant also made some improvements to the cafe'. Haulsee says despite the changes, customers can still expect the same service that they've been getting since the restaurant first opened back in 1927.
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