An accident on Route 220 in Roanoke last night is still affecting traffic this morning.
All three Northbound lanes and two southbound lanes are closed between Wonju and Franklin Road.
Traffic is being detoured onto Franklin road.
A Roanoke police officer says a tractor trailer in the southbound lane threw its load of lumber into the northbound lanes around 11:30 last night.
Two cars ran over the lumber and one had to be towed away with a flat tire.
The driver of the truck is charged with failing to secure his load.
Police say it will be several more hours before the mess is cleaned up and drivers should avoid the area.
Three people were taken to the hospital early this morning after a head on collision on Hardy Road in Vinton.
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Dispatchers there say the accident happened in the 1200 block and forced police to shut down about three blocks of the road.
It has since reopened.
No word on how serious any injuries might be.
Bulldozers will dig mass graves in Indonesia for the thousands of victims of the earthquake and tsunami.
Officials hope quick burials will prevent the spread of disease.
More than 60- thousand people are now confirmed dead.
Susan Roberts has the latest.
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[SUPER=03-Meulaboh, Indonesia; :14]
[SUPER=01-Beth Sloven/American Tourist; 1:01]
[SUPER=01-Susan Roberts/CBS News; 1:22]
[OUT Q=Roberts, CBS News, Washington.]
ACROSS SOUTH ASIA WORKERS STACK COFFINS.. DIG MASS GRAVES.. AND COUNT
BODIES. THE NUMBER OF DEAD FROM THE EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI WAVES
CONTINUES TO SOAR.. WITH THOUSANDS STILL MISSING.
IN INDONESIA.. NEAR THE QUAKES EPICENTER.. SURVIVORS SEARCHED ROWS OF
ROTTING CORPSES FOR LOVED ONES. WHILE TENS OF THOUSANDS ARE KNOWN DEAD..
RESCUERS HAVE YET TO REACH SOME COSTAL AREAS CUT OFF SINCE SUNDAY.
IN SRI LANKA CREWS FOUND WHAT WAS LEFT OF THE QUEEN OF THE SEA. THE
WALLS OF WATER HAD TOSSED THE TRAINS CARS AND TWISTED THE TRACKS-
KILLING MORE THAN 800 PASSENGERS.
SOME INTERNATIONAL AID HAS STARTED TO ARRIVE.. BUT RELIEF AGENCIES ARE
IN A DESPERATE RACE TO PREVENT OUTBREAKS OF CHOLERA AND MALARIA. THE
WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION HAS WARNED DISEASE COULD DOUBLE THE DEATH TOLL.
AID SHIPMENTS STREAMED IN THROUGH THE THAI AIRPORT.. AS TOURISTS
CONTINUED TO DEPART.
MANY VACATIONERS EXPERIENCED WHAT THIS MAN CAPTURED ON TAPE WHEN THE
SOME TRAVELERS CONTINUE TO SEARCH FOR THOSE STILL MISSING.
(Beth Sloven, American)
00:40:52 "I am having a difficult time. His name is not on the list of
hospitals but you have to go to some of the hospitals to actually see
U-S MARINES ARE HEADED TO THAILAND TO SET UP A COMMAND CENTER TO SUPPORT
THE RELIEF EFFORT. THE U-S HAS UPPED ITS PLEDGE OF AID TO 35 MILLION
DOLLARS.. BUT THAT NUMBER IS ALSO EXPECTED TO GROW.
STAND-UP CLOSE: TODAY PRESIDENT BUSH WILL GET AN UPDATE ON RELIEF AND
RECOVERY EFFORTS DURING A NATIONAL SECURITY MEETING AT HIS RANCH IN
CRAWFORD TEXAS.. AFTERWARDS HE IS EXPECTED TO MAKE HIS FIRST PUBLIC
COMMENT ON THE DISASTER. SUSAN ROBERTS, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.
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The Roanoke Valley is responding.
Organizers of a local relief effort put out a call for help Monday.
Yesteday, donations piled up at Comprehensive Pain Management, a local drop-off point.
The supplies include clothing, over-the-counter medicine, and bottled water.
Though a first shipment will soon be on its way, organizers say they will continue collecting supplies as long as they are needed.
At least 29 people were killed in a house explosion overnight in Baghdad.
Dozens were injured.
Police are calling the attack an ambush.
Authorities say they'd been tipped off about a rebel hideout, and were about to enter the house when it blew up.
Seven police officers were among the casualties.
Several nearby houses were also toppled by the explosion.
A memorial service will be held in King George County this afternoon for Seargent Nick Mason, one of the two Virginia National Guardsmen killed in Iraq last week.
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Yesterday, his parents, Vic and Christine Mason, spoke about their 20-year old son who died last week in the mess hall attack in Mosul.
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((NICHOLAS WAS COMMITTED TO SERVING HIS COUNTRY AND HIS COMMUNITY. HE HAD WANTED TO BE IN THE MILITARY EVER SINCE WE CAN REMEMBER..))
[SUPER=01-Vic Mason/Soldier's Father]
[OUT Q=we can remember.]
Nick Mason completed one year of course-work at Virginia Tech and planned to return to pursue a degree in Agriculture.
He was due home in February.
A local soldier is being recognized for heroic acts in Iraq.
44-year-old Sergeant First Class Ricky Warren is a Virginia National Guardsman.
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He received praise and a special coin from the army after springing to action when his military base in Mosul was bombed.
When it was over, 22-people were dead.
Warren's wife, Nichelle, says even after the tragedy her husband and the men in his unit are trying to stay upbeat.
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((NICHELLE WARREN/SOLDIER'S WIFE: I THINK WE REALLY NEED TO REALIZE WHAT PEOPLE ARE SACRIFICE FOR ALL OF US TO WALK AROUND LIKE HOW WE ARE. I'M REALLY PROUD OF HIM AND LOVE HIM TO DEATH. I JUST WANT HIM TO COME HOME.))
[SUPER=01-Nichelle Warren/Soldier's Wife]
[OUT Q= to come home.]
Sergeant Warren suffered some hearing loss in his right-ear and had some teeth knocked loose.
He's expected home sometime in March.
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The debate over a new regional jail in Roanoke County is far from over.
Despite the suggestion of a citizen's committee, questions remain.
Justin McLeod takes a look.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Last Week; :00]
[SUPER=01-Mark Layman/Citizen's Committee Member; :11]
[SUPER=01-David Shelor/Design Review Team Member; :51]
[SUPER=01-Butch Church/Roanoke Co. Supervisor; 1:06]
[OUT Q=JM, News 7]
((((NAT SOUND OF LAST WEEK'S MEETING))
Their work is complete but at least one member on the citizen's committee wonders if the Board of Supervisors will take their recommendation seriously.
[IN Q=I would like]
((MARK LAYMAN/COMMITTEE MEMBER: I WOULD LIKE TO THINK THEY WILL LISTEN TO WHAT THE CITIZEN'S CAME UP WITH.))
[OUT Q=CAME UP WITH]
What they came up with were two recommendations.
One says the jail should be built at Higginbotham Farms on West River Road.
The other says the Center for Research and Technology is where the jail should go.
[IN Q=The utlities are]
((MARK LAYMAN/CITIZEN'S COMMITTEE MEMBER: THE UTILITIES ARE ALREADY THERE. THE COUNTY ALREADY OWNS IT. IT'S IN A LOCALITY, THEY WERE TALKING ABOUT PUTTING IT IN WEST COUNTY ANYWAY SO THE COST TO THE TAXPAYER WOULD BE LESS.))
[OUT Q=would be less]
There's just one problem.
At last Thursday's citizen's committee meeting, the park's Design Review Team revealed CRT's convenants won't allow the county to build a jail at that site.
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[IN Q=We ask the county]
((DAVID SHELOR/DESIGN REVIEW TEAM MEMBER: WE ASK THE COUNTY TO MAINTAIN THE PROMISES THEY MADE TO US FIVE YEARS AGO WHEN THEY WROTE THOSE COVENANTS AND SIGNED THEM.))
[OUT Q=AND SIGNED THEM]
Despite the convenants, at least one Supervisor says he'll consider the CRT site but with reservations.
[IN Q=It's a catch 22]
((BUTCH CHURCH/ROANOKE CO. SUPERVISOR: IT'S A CATCH 22 IF WE'RE LOOKING AT SITE THAT WAS CONVEANTED BY A CITIZEN'S INPUT GROUP TOO, IT'S GOING TO BE A TOUGH CHOICE.))
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[IN Q=It's hard to say]
Justin McLeod News 7.))
It's hard to say which site the Board of Supervisors will end up choosing. Butch Church and other supervisors that News 7 spoke with over the phone say they haven't made a decision yet.
Supervisors are scheduled to take up the issue at its meeting on January 11th.
The Hokies have hit the Big Easy.
Football players left early yesterday morning for their trip to the Sugar Bowl.
It was chilly outside so everyone was in good spirits as they headed for warmer weather.
They took pictures and home videos of the start of the trip.
Players even received hand books about the Sugar Bowl, telling them what to expect.
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[SOT: 35:21:00 to :27]
[IN Q=We're going]
((BRYAN RANDALL: EVERYBODY'S RELAXED RIGHT NOW. WE REALIZE IT'S A JOB AT HAND, BUT WE'RE ALSO GOING TO ENJOY OURSELVES WHILE WE'RE DOWN THERE, WE'RE READY. ))
[SUPER=01-Bryan Randall/Virginia Tech Quarterback;]
[OUT Q=we're ready.]
The Hokies will take on the number three team .. Auburn.. on January third.
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WDBJ Sports Director Mike Stevens will be in New Orleans with the Hokies.
His live reports begin tomorrow on News Seven.
In business news, the tsunami that hit Southeast Asia could affect business at Nike and Reebok.
And A-O-L notices a drop in spam.
Jean Lee has those stories and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
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[OUT Q=I'm Jean Lee.]
((Investors could keep buying on Wednesday, after stocks closed at their session highs...............
The Dow soared 78 points.,
While the Nasdaq jumped nearly 23. ...............
The devastation to many parts of Southeast Asia in the wake of the deadly earthquake and tsunami, could affect your next purchase of running shoes...
Nike and Reebok are among the companies whose operations could be impacted by this past weekend's tsunami. Wall Street brokerage Prudential says (NKE) more than 40-percent of Nike's footwear is made in Indonesia and Thailand, while Reebok (RBK) sources out over 35-percent of its work to those two countries.
And Internet spammers may be backing off! AOL, the world's biggest Internet service provider, says it believes spammers are starting to ease up on the amount of junk they send to AOL subscribers.
The total number of e-mail messages - including both spam and other kinds of mail -- destined for America Online Inc. members averaged 1.6 billion in November a day. THAT's DOWN from 2.1 billion daily a year earlier. AOL says that DROP, was made up almost entirely in spam.
Find out more on these and other stories by visiting our website, cbs.mw.com.
In NY I'm JL.))
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An update now on our top story this morning.
Drivers are being asked to avoid Route 220 in Roanoke.
All three northbound lanes, and two southbound lanes of Route 220 between Franklin Road and Wonju street is blocked after a tractor trailer lost its load of lumber last night.
More wet and windy weather is expected today in California.
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A strong Pacific storm has already dumped several inches of rain.
Los Angeles got more than four inches.
The water flooded freeways and desert roads-- triggering a highway rockslide.
Authorities say three deaths are now blamed on the storm, and forecasters are expecting more heavy rain.
Nelson County authorities have charged a man with murder in a fatal shooting yesterday morning.
The sheriff's office says the victim was 23-year-old Wayne Wilkerson of Schuyler.
Wilkerson was shot twice early yesterday morning at a house in the Schuyler area.
Deputies arrested a suspect at the scene, 40-year-old Dwayne Scott Wyland, and recovered a handgun.
They believe a domestic dispute led to the shooting.
Police continue to look for an additional suspect in the murder of a Martinsville woman.
Yesterday, they released a photo of 25 year old James Benjamin Hairston.
He been charged as an accessory before the fact in the murder of Lisa Thomas.
Thomas was killed inside her Martinsville clothing store in September, 2000.
Her husband, Maverick Thomas, and his friend, Malvester Dixon, are charged with capital murder.
At Dixon's preliminary hearing two weeks ago, the prosecutor revealed that a warrant had been issued for Hairston.
The alleged trigger man in the case says Hairston provided the .22 revolver he used to kill Lisa Thomas.
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Welcome back to News 7 Mornin'
In business news, stocks rallied yesterday on a strong consumer confidence report.
That news encourages investors that economy is on solid footing.
Here's Stan Case with the business brief.
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[OUT Q=I'm Stan Case.]
(( THE DOW INDUSTRIALS REGAINED ALL OF THE GROUND LOST ON MONDAY.... AND THEN
SOME. THE BLUE CHIP AVERAGE ROSE ALMOST 80 POINTS.
THE NASDAQ GAINED 23.
HOME DEPOT HAS BEGUN SELLING AN EXTENSIVE SELECTION OF MAJOR APPLIANCES
THE WORLD'S LARGEST HOME IMPROVEMENT RETAILER BEGAN OFFERING APPLIANCES IN ITS
STORES JUST THREE YEARS AGO.
AND IT'S QUICKLY GROWN INTO THE THIRD LARGEST APPLIANCE RETAILER IN THE
THE NUMBER ONE VIDEO RENTAL CHAIN IN AMERICA IS THREATENING A HOSTILE
TAKE-OVER OF ITS STRONGEST COMPETITOR.
BLOCKBUSTER SAYS IT WILL OFFER 11 DOLLARS AND 50 CENTS A SHARE FOR HOLLYWOOD
VIDEO, IF IT CONTINUES TO ENTERTAIN A PREVIOUS BID OF 10 - 25 A SHARE FROM A
PRIVATE INVESTMENT GROUP...
AND BLOCKBUSTER SAYS IT COULD OFFER MORE IF HOLLYWOOD GOES ALONG.
ALL THE FUSS OVER THE NUMBER TWO VIDEO RENTAL CHAIN HAS BOOSTED ITS MARKET
HOLLYWOOD SHARES WERE JUST SLIGHTLY HIGHER TODAY, BUT THEY CONTINUE TO TRADE
WELL ABOVE THE OFFER PRICES.
AMERICAN WORKERS AND THEIR EMPLOYERS ARE ALL LOOKING FOR SOME RELIEF FROM THE
HIGH PRICE OF HEALTHCARE.
IN AN EFFORT TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT, JAPANESE AUTOMAKER TOYOTA HAS DECIDED TO
OPEN ITS OWN PHARMACIES FOR EMPLOYEES ACROSS THE U.S.
SOME GENERIC DRUGS WILL BE FREE.
BRAND NAMES WILL COME WITH A 20 PERCENT CO-PAY.
WITH THE BUSINESS BRIEF, I'M STAN CASE.))
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A Virginia Military Institute Cadet- -home for the holidays in Maryland- -has succumbed to injuries from an auto accident.
Adrian Cmerek (SMARE-ick) was a Keydet football and lacrosse player, a member of the Class of 2006.
The accident happened last Wednesday near his parent's home in Clarksville, Maryland. Cadet Cmerek died Monday at the Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore.
A couple from Moneta died in a wreck in Bedford County yesterday morning.
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State police say 60-year-old Jarvey Gibson rounded a curve on Route 24 near Chamblisburg, ran off the road and struck a tree.
The crash killed him and his 71-year-old wife, Rosie.
Police say neither one was wearing a seat belt.
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A car crashed into an animal clinic near Lynchburg yesterday morning.
State police say the driver hit the gas pedal instead of the brake and slammed through the front door of the building on Waterlick Road.
87-year-old Jewel Moore of Lynchburg wasn't hurt; nor were any animals inside the Seven Hills Clinic.
But Moore did hit a woman before smashing into the glass doors.
Police say HER injuries were minor.
The accident did 20-to-30-thousand dollars damage.
Do the bah humbugs set in at your house after the excitement of Christmas Day?
Parenting Magazine says you don't have to stop celebrating, instead, use some of these ideas to keep the spirit alive.
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Rachel Hall has more in today's Early Years segment.
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[SUPER=01-Linda Dignelli/Mom; :16]
[SUPER=01-Andrea Messina/Parenting Magazine; :53]
[SUPER=01-Rachel Hall/Reporting; 1:15]
[OUT Q=I'm Rachel Hall for Parenting Magazine.]
TWAS THE WEEK AFTER CHARISTMAS AND WHAT SHOULD YOU DO? PARENTING MAGAZINE SAYS
THERE'S NO NEED TO STOP CELEBRATING. HERE ARE JUST A FEW IDEAS ON HOW TO
EXTEND THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT.
THIS MOM SAYS A POST-HOLIDAY SHOW IS THE TICKET FOR HER FAMILY.
We've been going to one of the Christmas shows after the holidays. It was a
great way to keep the spirit alive.
STASH A FEW GIFTS. THERE IS NO NEED FOR YOUR KIDS TO OPEN EVERYTHING IN ONE
DAY. KEEPING A FEW PRESENTS FOR LATER IS A NICE SURPRISE.
SAVOR THE MEMORIES: GET YOUR FILM DEVELOPED AND RELIVE THE MOMENTS WHILE THEY
ARE STILL FRESH.
KEEP THE HALLS DECKED. KIDS LOVE HAVING THE HOUSE FESTOONED FOR A COUPLE OF
BUT WHEN YOU ARE READY TO UN-DECK THE HALLS, YOU CAN TAKE SOME STEPS NOW TO
MAKE NEXT YEAR EASIER.
When you take them down, pack them in reverse order of how you like to put them
up. That will make it easier next year. Also you want to label boxes really
well. Don't just say decorations, say lights or outdoor lights. Before you
take your decorations down you might want to take a photo of the room so that
you know where everything goes next year.
EDIT YOUR ADDRESS LIST NOW. THIS THE TIME TO RECORD WHAT CARDS YOU RECEIVED
AND DELETE NAMES THAT ARE NO LONGER NECESSARY.
I'm Rachel Hall for Parenting Magazine.))
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A Bland County Sheriff's Deputy is recovering after being attacked on the job.
Sergeant K. D. DeHart was trying to serve a search warrant on 31 year old Teddy Brent Davis.
Investigators say a fight broke out with Davis and his father, 60 year old Teddy Donald Davis.
Dehart suffered a broken leg.
The father and son were arrested and charged with malicious wounding and attempted intimidation by force, of a police officer.