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[vo-nat] Coming up on News 7 Saturday Morning- A string of accidents on Interstate 77 backed up traffic for hours overnight
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We'll have a live interview with with V-DOT representatives who will tell you what you should do if YOU ever become stranded. We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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A section of I-77 has been shutdown all night after a heavy fog rolled into the area causing numerous accidents.


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[TAKE AX MAP FS E648] It happened on the Interstate near Fancy Gap in Carroll County. The Northbound and Southbound lanes have been closed since 8:00 last night.
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New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel DePompa joins us from Blacksburg with a look at the situation. Rachel?

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Joy, All lanes of I-77 near Fancy Gap finally reopened around 6:15 this morning. It took rescue personnel nearly 10 hours to clear the scene after frigid temperatures and a heavy fog suddenly rolled into the area. ((ROLLCUE:...into the area.))
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((This is as close as our cameras could get to the mess on I-77. And this was the view for most of the night... lines of cars and trucks going no where. I-77 was shutdown for nearly 10 hours as rescue personal dealt with numerous accidents. But for hours.. this is all motorist saw...

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((CHARITY WRENN: I HOPE EVERYBODIES ALL RIGHT... AND I HOPE I'M NOT SITTING HERE ALL NIGHT.. :15 I'M THINKING ABOUT GOING BACK HOME. :17)) [RUNS:06]
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Charity Wrenn and her cousin were headed to myrtle beach.. like most motorists trapped on this stretch of I-77, they were trying to beat the storm, but ended up smack in the middle of it.

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((LISA WRENN: WE'RE LUCKY WE HAVE A FULL TANK OF GAS AND SOME BLANKETS AND HEAT :10)) [RUNS:04]
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People seemed to be in good spirits last night and made the most of their time stuck in a car. Many were just glad they weren't part of the chain reaction of crashes. V-DOT officials say a heavy fog still blankets the Fancy Gap section of I-77. And they warn there is a very good chance of black ice on the road.
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Joy... ADLIB.. conditions now.


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[SUPER=01-Laura Bullock/Virginia Department of Transportation]
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I-77 AX INFO

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WHAT TO DO IF STRANDED IN WINTER WX
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CALL #77


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If you are planning to hit the road today, be sure to check
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[take road conditions board fs e559] road conditions by calling VDOT at 1-800-367-ROAD [wipe to websites in the news] you can also find a link to their website on wdbj7.com. Click on "Websites in the News". While there, you can also check the for delays at the Roanoke Regional Airport.
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The airport is reporting some cancellations and delays this morning, so be sure to check with your airline also before heading out.



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We have several school-related cancellations to pass on to you today.
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[Take Schooltouch full] Danville Community College is closed. The S-A-T testing at E.C. Glass High School is postponed till next month.
ECPI of Roanoke will be closed today, the Open House pushed back one week. Galax and Giles High Schools have also cancelled S-A-T tests for tomorrow. In Pittsylvania County, the Radford University course scheduled for Saturday is cancelled. And there's another S-A-T postponement, this one at Pulaski High School.
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[Take WDBJ Web FS] and you can go any time to our web page at wdbj7-dot-com and click "Closings and Delays."
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Coming up - With Bedford's teen pregnancy rate is on the rise,some residents have created a place teens can turn to for help
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and 32 years after the landmark decision, the fight over abortion wages on.
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A former marine suspected in a multi-state crime rampage --including the abduction of a Wal-Mart clerk --is behind bars.
As Ed Lavendera reports he could face murder charges.
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(( TYLER POLICE SAY JOHNNY WILLIAMS STAKED OUT THIS WALMART PARKING LOT WEDNESDAY NIGHT FOR NEARLY TWO HOURS BEFORE HE SPOTTED MEGAN HOLDEN WALKING TO HER PICKUP TRUCK. POLICE SAY THIS SURVEILLANCE VIDEO SHOWS WILLIAMS SURPRISING THE 19-YEAR-OLD CASHIER FROM BEHIND AND FORCING HER INTO HER TRUCK. A MINUTE LATER THE VEHICLE DISAPPEARS INTO THE DARKNESS. "She's getting close to her vehicle and then he starts running and as she's opening up the truck, he comes in behind her, so we don't think that she knew he was even there until she was actually contacted by the suspect." POLICE SAY THIS WAS THE LAST TIME MEGAN HOLDEN WAS SEEN ALIVE. A SECURITY GUARD APPROACHED WILLIAMS BUT HE WAS ALLOWED TO CONTINUE HANGING OUT IN THE PARKING LOT. NEARLY 36 HOURS LATER, WILLIAMS IS FOUND IN A WILLCOX, ARIZONA HOSPITAL MORE THAN 900 MILES FROM THE KIDNAPPING. HOLDEN IS FOUND DEAD BY OIL FIELD WORKERS IN THE WEST TEXAS TOWN OF STANTON, 400 MILES FROM HER HOME. "It is apparent she died of a gunshot wound." WILLIAMS WALKED INTO THE ARIZONA HOSPITAL AND WAS TREATED FOR A MINOR GUNSHOT WOUND. HE WAS SHOT IN THE SHOULDER AFTER POLICE SAY HE TRIED TO ROB THIS EMPLOYEE AT AN ARIZONA RV PARK EARLY FRIDAY MORNING. THE MAN WHO SHOT WILLIAMS DOESN'T WANT HIS FACE SEEN ON CAMERA, AND ASKED THAT WE CALL HIM "RICHY." "I asked him can I help you sir? With that he said this is a robbery, give me all the money in the register and he starts drawing the gun out. And as he draws the gun, I drew mine and fired." "It was over in two seconds." WILLIAMS IS A 24-YEAR-OLD MARINE PRIVATE, BASED OUT OF CAMP PENDLETON, CALIFORNIA. BUT PENTAGON OFFICIALS SAY HE'S ON LEAVE PENDING DISCIPLINARY ACTION. TYLER AUTHORITIES SAY WILLIAMS HAS A MINOR CRIMINAL HISTORY, INCLUDING A DECEMBER ARREST ON DRUG CHARGES. WILLIAMS IS NOW IN FBI CUSTODY. HE'S ASKED FOR AN ATTORNEY AND IS NOT ANSWERING QUESTIONS.
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Investigators and prosecutors are still trying to figure out what charges to file against Johnny Williams. But the district attorney here in Tyler is already saying, that if the facts support it, he will seek the death penalty in this case. Ed Lavandera, CNN, Tyler, Texas. ))


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Today marks the 32nd anniversary of Roe vs Wade. On this day, the Supreme Court legalized abortion.
It's a day that often brings its share of controversy.
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That's the case in Boulder, Colorado where it was recently discovered that a church had been secretly receiving cremated aborted fetuses and burying them in a church cemetery. The practice had reportedly been done without the abortion clinic's knowledge. This set off anger among abortion advocates.
Hundreds gathered last night for a prayer service and vigil at the church cemetery.
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[JOY ONE SHOT] In response to the teen pregnacy rate in Bedford, some local citizens decided join forces and open a pregnancy center.
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Here to tell us more is Lori Lewis the executive director for the Bedford Pregnancy Center.

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The Bedford Pregnacy Center is scheduled to open on Monday. It will be open Monday and Thursdays. For more information call 540-587-5900.
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Don't go away. News 7 Saturday Morning will be right back.
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Errors and omissions in several Verizon phone books, including Roanoke's, has sparked an investigation by the Commonwealth
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The State Corporation Commission says Verizon promised corrective action, but there is no evidence that things have gotten better. Verizon's representative in this area admits some recent phone books have contained errors.
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The S-C-C is asking for public comment on the quality of Verizon's white page directory through the commission's web site.
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[Take WDBJ Web Sites FS]
For a direct link, just go to our home page at WDBJ7-dot-com and click Web Sites in the News.
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You've heard that you only have one chance to make a first impression
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and what better place to start than creating an inviting entrance to your home. See how
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[TAKE Decor FS] in today's Decor and More
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In sports, Pulaski domintes its double-header with Cave Spring and a former Knight gets national recognition. Mike Stevens explains.
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[vo-nat] Coming up on News 7 Saturday Morning- Freezing fog on Interstate 77 caused motorists to be stuck for most of the night

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and a little later we'll have a live interview with V-DOT officials who will tell you what to do if you end up in this situation. We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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If you are planning to hit the road today, be sure to check
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[take road conditions board fs e559] road conditions by calling VDOT at 1-800-367-ROAD [wipe to websites in the news] you can also find a link to their website on wdbj7.com. Click on "Websites in the News". While there, you can also check the for delays at the Roanoke Regional Airport.
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The airport is reporting some cancellations and delays this morning, so be sure to check with your airline also before heading out.



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Donald Trump is only hours away from sealing the deal to his latest merger-
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He will wed Slovenian model Melania Knauss (Muh-Lawn-EE-uh Nowse) today at his Palm Beach, Florida estate. A 350-person guest list includes the likes of Billy Joel, Clint Eastwood and Usher. Boutique owners say guests are spending up to 26-thousand dollars on their outfits. Stilll, they say no one can outdo the bride, whose dress took 550 hours to embroider. A planned fireworks display will NOT be included in the festivities. A last-minute request by Trump left local officials concerned that meeting so quickly to consider his application for fireworks would appear as if he was getting special treatment. (------------)