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Today on News 7 at 5, the abduction of a Wal-mart clerk is captured on camera. Now police have arrested a suspect in her murder.
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Also V-DOT crews are standing by as the region braces for another dose of winter weather.
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While most of the storm will pound northern Virginia, our concern is the amount of ice that will mix with the light snow. Forecast details ahead.

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Also today, a central Virginia landmark burns again.
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On healthcheck, Joy Sutton will tell us why there is more to weightloss than diet and exercise.
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And one of the busiest men in the federal government says he is stepping down. News 7 at 5 is next.
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Southwest and Central Virginia are bracing for another dose of winter weather.
Will this weekend's precipitation be worse than last night's?
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VDOT crews are already preparing for what could be a tricky travel weekend.
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Brent Watts joins us from Roanoke County where crews are already on stand-by.
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Places in the New River Valley got more snow then most from this last storm. And now folks there are preparing for more.
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Bureau Chief Rachel DePompa is live in Blacksburg. Rachel, what's it like out there right now.
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... Shannon, those who weren't having fun in it.. were busy stocking up. ((ROLLCUE:busy stocking up.))
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Quite a bit of snow fell in the region last night. Giles and Montgomery Counties, for instance, both saw several inches. Some were enjoying themselves in the snow.. while others were busy rushing to get ready for storm number two. They packed into Hardware and grocery stores to make sure they had everything they need for a long weekend in doors.
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((JOHN ST. ONGE: YESTERDAY IT STARTED TO PICK UP AROUND 4 OR 5:00, PEOPLE STARTED TO COME IN AND BUY ICE MELT AND SAND, SNOW SHOVELS AS WELL ANOTHER HEATING PRODUCTS FOR THE STORM.))
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Store managers are expecting more of the same tonight. People rushing in last minute to stock up.
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It typically gets busy when people get off work.. so if you're thinking about going to the grocery store or a hardware store.
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Shannon, expect a crowd tonight. Coming up tonight at 6:00 we'll show you how people were enjoying this wintery day in the NRV and we'll tell you what the number one winter seller is right now.

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All 160 employee of a Hillsville factory will lose their jobs.
Officials with the Paxar plant say it's consolidating with its facility in West Virginia. Officials made the announcement this week and say the jobs will be phased out between now and the end of the year. Paxar is also closing down its plant in Cowpens, South Carolina.

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A suspect is in custody in the shooting death of a 19-year-old Wal-Mart clerk whose abduction was caught on videotape.
Megan Holden was kidnapped in Tyler, Texas after she got off work Wednesday night. Jennifer Miller reports.
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Fourteen people are killed and dozens more are injured in the latest violence in Iraq. We'll have the details after the break.
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Also a Amherst landmark is damged by fire for the second time in a year and a half.
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Even though tomorrow is Saturday, some school systems have had to make some changes due to the weather
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Danville Community College has canceled night classes E.C. Glass has postponed it's S-A-T test scheduled for tomorrow.
ECPI is closed tomorrow and has postponed its open house.
Galax and Giles High Schools have postponed their S-A-T tests.
Pittsylvania County schools have called off its Radford University class scheduled for tomorrow.
Pulaski County high School has postponed its S-A-T test and Roanoke Catholic School has called off its Skating Party.
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For the second time in less than eighteen months, fire has heavily damaged a well-known Amherst restaurant.
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Fire crews were called to the Briar Patch on Route 29 Business around 6:30.
A blaze that started in the bar area had quickly spread to the attic ... it took crews the better part of an hour to bring it under control.
But the damage was widespread.
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((JEFF ROWE/AMHERST TOWN POLICE: IT'S PRETTY EXTENSIVE. THE ROOF, THE BEAMS THAT HOLD THE ROOF UP, THE BAR AREA OF COURSE IS GONE. THE REST OF IT IS A LOT OF SMOKE AND STUFF.))
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Rowe (rhymes with 'now") says the the fire was accidental but that theyhave yet to pinpoint the cause.
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Another fire in August of 2003 destroyed the Briar Patch. The restaurant had just re-opened last fall.
The owner vows to rebuild.
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With nine days left until the Iraqi elections, violence is on the rise.
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At least 14 people were killed and 40 wounded in a car bomb attack at a Shiite mosque in Baghdad. West of the city, a dozen gunmen stormed a police station and blew it up. No injuries are reported. Meantime, a prominent Sunni cleric has issued a fresh call to put off the January 30th elections until the country is safer and free of foriegn occupiers.
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The chairman of the FCC is stepping down.
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Michael Powell today announced that he will relinquish his post but stopped short of setting a date. Powell is the son of former Secretary of State Colin Powell . As the nation's chief media watchdog, he levied some of the largest indecency fines against U.S. broadcasters in history. He is perhaps best known for a crackdown on broadcast indecency targeting the likes of Janet Jackson's Super Bowl performance last year and radio's Howard Stern.
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In health check tonight --
If you're having trouble losing weight, the problem may not be your weight loss plan --but what's going on beneath the surface.
One psychologist says your emotional status has more of an impact than you may realize.
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Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton joins with details.
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Shannon, For many us it's not that we don't know what to do to lose weight --but how to stick to it.
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The connection between weight management and psychology was the focus of conference today at Radford University.
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Kelly believes that it's more a psychological problem than a medical one.
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Kelly says some of the most common psychological factors that can affect weight loss include depression, anxiety, relationship problems, abuse, and stress.
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Shannon, if you're wondering why you might crave certain foods -- Kelly says some carbs and sugars eventually process into seratonin --which is a natural anti-depressant or mood enhancer produced by the body.
But exercise can also have the same affect.

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Still to come on the newscast, if running with the bulls in Spain is dangerous...
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[VO] Think how clerks at this store feel when they cut the prices on wedding dresses by 90 percent.
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Coming up next in sports, the Hokies hit the road in search of their third straight A-C-C victory.
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Then a little bit later, a would be robber learns a lesson the hard way.
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Good afternoon everybody and welcome to the end of the work week ticker. The inclimate weather that shutdown and delayed schools today has all but wiped out tonight's high school basketball schedule. In fact every game in the area is wiped out except for the Pulaski at Cave Spring boy-girl doubleheader. And get this - the Highland County at Parry McCluer game is on. The Rams can make it all the way from Monterey while some schools can't make it across town.

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Good afternoon everbody and welcome to the weekend which finds Seth Greenberg and the Virginia Tech Hokies in Atlanta to face Georgia Tech.
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The team flew out of Roanoke Regional Airport this afternoon despite some light snow.
The Yellow Jackets are ranked 12th in the AP poll, and the Hokies expect another huge challenge from the Ramblin' Wreck.
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Tomorrow's contest will be a homecoming of sorts for Coleman Collins and Wynton Witherspoon. Both are Atlanta area natives, and have been on the hunt for tickets all week long.
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[wipe to aprisa VT/GT] And the only place you can watch the Hokies and Yellow Jackets tomorrow afternoon is right here on Your Hometown Station. The coverage begins Saturday afternoon at four right here on WDBJ-7. It's the sixth overall meeting between the two teams. The Hokies have won the last 2.
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The Tech women won on the road last night at Clemson. Kirby Copeland - the five-ten sophomore -led four Hokies in double figures by tying her career high of 15 points.
Carrie Mason also went outside and opened things up for her teammates by hitting for 3 of her 10 points.
But Copeland was the story in this one. The tough jumper in the paint goes down. When she wasn't scoring, she was passing with 3 assists. Kerri Gardin gets this one. Another sophomore Britney Anderson, from
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Blacksburg high scored a dozen as the 23rd ranked Hokies beat Clemson 81 to 66. They host Florida State Monday night.


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Take care everybody. Have a safe weekend.


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Stock prices closed lower for the third week in a row on Wall Street.
As Alexis Christoforous tells us, many are blaming a surge in oil prices.
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Pets weren't the only ones being caged at a pet store in Wisconsin.
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This would-be robber went into the store with a fake gun, demanding money.
Instead of handing the cash over, the workers pushed a security button that locked the doors until police arrived.

The robber started to panic when he couldn't leave and eventually ran out the stock room door in the back, but not before his face was captured on the surveillance camera.
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At Filene's Basement in Atlanta the phrase of the day was - get out of the way.
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The third annual running of brides took place this morning. More than 15-hundred designer and famous-name wedding gowns were on sale for what Filene's says is up to 91-percent off the list prices. The big sale is not for the faint of heart. It took less than 60-seconds to clear the racks. Then the trading starts. Despite the chaos, most seemed happy with the process.
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