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Giles County's drug task force plans to make at least two dozen arrests after a six- month undercover investigati
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And, Roanoke County takes a step closer to resolving its regional jail controversy.
But one possible solution may surprise you.
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Temperatures are soaring across the area and we could breaks some records. We'll go outside with a live report.
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Stay with us. News 7 at noon, starts right now.
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After a long and heated debate, Roanoke County moves forward with its plan to build a new jail.
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After four and a half hours, the supervisors voted four to one to examine on the Higginbotham Farm site.
But in a surprise move- it also decided to take a closer look at its current facility. Susan Bahorich explains.
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More drug arrests are coming in Giles County. This week the County's Drug Task Force indicted 25 people on 60 drug charges. The charges range from distribution of cocaine to oxycontin and several other prescription drugs. The task force will begin rounding up the suspects tomorrow in Giles and Montgomery Counties and the towns of Christiansburg and Blacksburg. A six month undercover investigation led to the indictments.



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The last suspect wanted in a Wythe County Methamphetamine bust has surrendered to police.
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Police officials say 23 year old Shawn Michael Wright of Max Meadows turned himself in last night.
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On Monday, Drug Enforcement Agents and sheriff's deputies rounded up four people, and served warrants to another four people who were already in jail. The group faces federal drug conspiracy charges for making and selling meth.

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Rescue teams are still digging through debris and mud in La Conchita, California in hopes there may still be survivors buried there.
But earlier today, one resident had his worst fears confirmed.
Manuel Gallegus reports.
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IT WAS A DESPERATE SEARCH BY A FATHER FOR HIS WIFE AND THREE YOUNG GIRLSBUT AFTER HOURS AND HOURS OF DIGGING THE BODIES OF JIMMIE WALLET'S 36 YEAR OLD WIFE MICHELLE, ALONG WITH DAUGHTERS HANNA, 10, RAVEN, 6, AND PALOMA, 2, WERE PULLED FROM THE MUD IN LA CONCHITA EARLY THIS MORNING.
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The search has resumed in Colorado for a cross-country skier who's been missing for almost three days.
Searchers are using sirens and flashing lights in hopes of finding 54- year- old Dan Walker.
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There was some good news yesterday morning.
Rescuers found Walker's wife and daughter alive.
The two were huddling with their dog for warmth after a strong winter storm pounded the area.
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Blizzard conditions and eight- foot- deep snow are making search efforts even more difficult.

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A recent report says two hundred thousand Americans die every year due to medical errors. After this break, we'll hear from a doctor who wants to know what can be done about it.
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Also prosecutors in the Michael Jackson case want to court to hear from several more people who say they were also victims.
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This could be a pivotal day in court for Michael Jackson's defense team.
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Jackson's attorneys are trying to convince the judge to block testimony regarding SEVEN other alleged victims.
But prosecutors want to include the allegations in the singer's upcoming molestation trial.
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((TRENT COPELAND/CBS LEGAL ANALYST: THERES A NEW LAW WENT INTO PLACE IN 1995 WHICH ALLOWS THE PROSECUTION TO INTRODUCE INTO EVIDENCE OF PRIOR UNCHARGED UNPROVEN ALLEGATIONS OF SEXUAL OFFENSES AGAINST THE DEFENDANT. (//edit//) HOWEVER I THINK THE DEFENSE WILL DO A VERY GOOD JOB OF INFORMING THE JURY THAT THESE ARE DISGRUNTLED EMPLOYEES...THESE ARE PEOPLE WHO GOT AN AX TO GRIND AGAINST MICHAEL JACKSON ))
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Attorneys on both sides will also be arguing over whether the courtroom should be open during key hearings in the case.
The trial is scheduled to start January 31st.
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Roanoke's Cradle to Cradle competition has designs on the house of the future. And today a group of internationally known architects is zeroing in on the most promising plans.
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Architect and author Sarah Susanka (soo-ZANG-kuh) and the other judges have viewed the entries by computer, but today they are getting their first detailed look at the designs. Later today, they will begin the process of judging more than 200 designs now hanging at the Art Museum of Western Virginia.
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((SARAH SUSANKA: FROM VERY IDEALISTIC PROBABLY NOT VERY BUILDABLE TO VERY PRACTICAL AND ECONOMICAL, BUT ALL OF THEM ARE TRYING ON DIFFERENT WAYS OF THINKING ABOUT THE HOUSE OF THE FUTURE. AND I THINK THAT'S A VERY EXCITING THING, NOT JUST FOR ROANOKE BUT FOR THE COUNTRY.))
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The C-2-C competition will announce the winners tomorrow night. An exhibit will open Friday at the museum. And organizers hope to build some of the most promising designs next summer.
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Patients put their faith in doctors when they go for treatment, but mistakes do happen in the medical field.
A recent study found there are 195- thousand deaths every year in the U-S because of medical errors.
That prompted the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, or A- A- C- E to hold a patient safety conference.
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Doctor Richard Hellman is with the A-A-C-E and joins us now from Washington to talk about what came out of that conference.
Good afternoon, Doctor Hellman.
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example of that?)

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Thanks for joining us today, Doctor Hellman.

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A Florida minister who died in the pulpit is being remembered for his work in Roanoke.
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Reverend Jack Arnold was nearing the end of his sermon Sunday in Oviedo (Oh-vee-dah), when he collasped and died.
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Reports say the 69-year-old fell to the floor, after saying the words, "And when I go to heaven." Before moving to Florida, Arnold was the pastor of Grace Church in Roanoke for 17-years. Friends say the way he died is fitting to the way he lived.
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Martin says Arnold played an integral role in the development of Grace Church, including the formation of its school, Grace Academy. The cause of Arnold's death is believed to be cardiac arrest.
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Coming up next on the newscast, a plane's emergency landing on a golf course is caught on tape.
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Plus Mr. Blackwell is out with his best and worst dressed list. We'll tell you who he thinks is in desperate need of a makeover.
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In Orlando, Florida an emergency landing on a golf course.
And it was all caught on camera.
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Yesterday, the pilot of the Cessna reported a loss of oil pressure and engine trouble before trying to land.
The plane struck a utility pole, killing one person.
But a witness helped rescue the other person on board.
Tom Stewart says he doesn't FEEL like a hero.
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The exact cause of the crash is still under investigation.
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Actress Nicolette Sheridan may be DESPERATE for a new stylist after topping this year's worst- dressed list.
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The star of "Desperate Housewives" came in first on Mister Blackwell's annual list of fashion losers.
Lindsay Lohan came in second on the list-- followed by Jessica and Ashlee Simpson, Courtney Love and Paris Hilton.


Among the fashion winners-- Nicole Kidman and Natalie Portman are among the best dressed.
This is the 45th year that Blackwell, a former fashion designer, has compiled his best and worst- dressed lists.

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Coming up in Sports, several pro footballers are up for the N-F-L Hall of Fame in their first year of eligibility.
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And all eyes are on the new Dodge Charger, as NASCAR's Preseason Thunder rolls on down in Daytona.
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NASCAR's Preseason Thunder is being heard all over Daytona this week, as teams get ready for another year of stock car racing.
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Jeff Gordon, the two-time 500 champion, had the quickest test speeds of the day, but all of the drivers were a little slower due to the smaller restrictor plates. The big buzz in the garage area is the new Dodge for 2005, as the manufacturer replaces the Intrepid with the Charger.

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[VO NAT CON'T] This week's three day test session continues through Thursday. And last night, Gordon's teammate Terry Labonte, announced that he will only run 10 races this season.
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The NFL playoffs really get cranked up this weekend with the divisional semi-finals. Michael Vick and the Falcons host the Rams. Back on week two, Atlanta doubled up St. Louis 34-to-17 as Vick passed for 179 yards and ran for 109 more.
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[go to aprisa 12000] And Saturday, here on Your Hometown Station, the Steelers will be in action against the Jets. That game will get underway Saturday at 4:30 here on WDBJ-7.
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[GO TO APRISA 12001] And Sunday at 4:30 is the really intriguing game of the weekend, as the Colts travel to Foxboro to play the reigning champs - the Patriots.
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Quarterbacks Dan Marino and Steve Young are among the 15 finalists being considered for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Marino, Steve Young, wide receiver Michael Irvin and linebacker Derrick Thomas are on the list in their first year of

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