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Melting snow and steady rain create some serious flooding problems throughout the region,
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and two shootings in Campbell County leave one teenager dead and another injured.
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And Larry heads to the back yard to chirp about bird feeders.
And for you railroad enthusiasts a look at model trains.
Don't go away, News 7 Mornin' is next. larry-Hello

Flooding


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=mornin
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TAPE#96-5
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Flood warnings are up, and rising water is causing problems from the Alleghany Highlands to the New River Valley.
The melting snow mixed with the steady rain has brought rivers out of their banks and onto roads.
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VO-NAT
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Bath County officials say the flooding is so severe, they're operating under a state of emergency.
County Administrator Claire Collins is asking residents to stay off the roads this morning, and officials have closed schools, courts and Bath County offices.
News-7's Jay Moore has been in Bath County all night, and he says rain gauges there have recorded three to four inches. He says all the roadways going into Hot Springs have been blocked, and more than a dozen residents have been evacuated.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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The Cowpasture River has risen to cover Route 39 in the Windy Cave Area, and Route 220 is also blocked in places.
In other counties, roads have been closed and rescue crews have been called out to help with evacuations.
In Henry County, thunderstorms with winds gusts in excess of 60 miles an hour have knocked down trees. That line of thunderstorms is moving east, and a severe thunderstorm warning is in effect until 7:30 this morning for Pittsylvania County and Danville.
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Scott Prince is near the Roanoke River this morning and has more on conditions in Roanoke and elsewhere.
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Schoolwatch


ANCHOR=Melanie
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And the flooding is causing some schools to close or delay classes today.
We also have some delays due to remaining snow.
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Campbell-Shootings


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One teenager is dead, another in serious condition in the wake of two shootings last night in Campbell County.
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At about 8:30, rescue crews were called to this house on Route 6-52 in the Gladys area of the county.
That's where 19- year- old Roger Vassar had collapsed near the back door of his home from two reported gunshot wounds to the chest.
Rescue squad personnel say Vassar had a faint pulse when they arrived, but efforts to save him failed.
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((RODNEY FORE/CITIZENS EMERGENCY CREW: I THINK WHEN HE OPENED THE DOOR HE JUST PASSED THROUGH, FELL THROUGH THE DOOR, AND THEY STARTED WORKING ON HIM THEN, AND FROM THERE ON WE STARTED CPR ALL THE WAY TO THE HOSPITAL.))
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Fore says the victim is the son of the president of the Gladys Rescue Squad.
Minutes later, crews were called for another shooting just a few houses down the road.
That's where a young boy was shot in the neck.
He was taken to Lynchburg General Hospital, where he reportedly is in serious condition.
Campbell County sheriff's authorities have NOT released any details about the shootings, or whether they are connected.
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Powell


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TAPE#96-4
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Authorities now have a suspect in Halifax County's first murder of 19-96.
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Investigators are searching for 21- year old Louis Jordan Powell, Junior.
They say he also goes by the names, J-J Powell and J-J Drama.
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Powell is suspected of shooting and killing 17- year old Jason Lamont Chandler.
He was killed early New Years Day at the Super-Eight Motel in Riverdale.
Authorities say Powell is considered armed and dangerous.

Fire


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Roanoke officials are calling an early morning house fire suspicious.
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The blaze started shortly after midnight in an abandoned home on 11th Street and Richmond Avenue.
The vacant building was burning out of control when firefighters arrived.
They were able to quickly knock down the flames, but say fighting the fire was made more difficult due to the lack of fire hydrants in the area.
Also the home was apparently being used to store recycled building materials which added fuel to the flames.
The cause of fire is still under investigation.
Neighbors say homeless people frequently stayed there to keep warm.
It is the second time in three years the structure has burned.
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1-Sports


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In sports, the Hokies barely squeeked by Dayton last night.
Mike Stevens has the details.
Good morning Mike.
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One-Larry


ANCHOR=Melanie
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TAPE# Winter Birds
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Welcome back to News 7 Mornin'. I'm Melanie Moon.
The birds were chirping earlier in the week like it was spring, but even our feathered friends know there's more winter to come.
This morning, Larry Dowdy gets some feed for thought for the birds and how important it is to keep them well stocked during the cold months.
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Area-Flooding
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Heavy rains on top of melting snow are causing major problems across a wide region this morning.
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Bath County officials, hit by high water and mud slides, have declared a state of emergency.
County Administrator Claire Collins says residents should stay off the roads this morning, and officials have closed schools, courts and county offices. News-7's Jay Moore has been in Bath County all night...he says, after three to four inches of rain, all roads going into Hot Springs have been blocked. Parts of routes 220 and 39 are also blocked, and more than a dozen people have been evacuated.
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The Cowpasture River has risen to cover Route 39 in the Windy Cave Area.
Rockbridge County is also hard hit by flooding, mud slides and power outages.
There is flooding in the New River Valley as well, with Peak Creek causing some problems in Pulaski County.

Schoolwatch


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=cro
TAPE# chryon
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And the flooding is causing some schools to close or delay classes today.
We also have some delays due to remaining snow.
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2-scores


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In college basketball --
Ace Custis had 17 points and Number Eleven Virginia Tech survived a late miss by Dayton for a 63-62 victory.
Let's take a look at the scoreboards.
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SUPER=97-Memphis/=94/Arkansas/=72//Va. Tech/=63/Dayton/=62;
SUPER=97-UCLA/=87/Arizona State/=73//Utah/=86/Colorado State/=82;
SUPER=97-Iowa/=82/Illinois/=79//Arizona/=93/S. California/=81;



SUPER=96-Chicago/=92/Toronto/=89//Detroit/100/San Antonio/=98;
SUPER=96-Boston/108/Houston/106//Milwaukee/100/Golden State/=96;
SUPER=96-Cleveland/=98/Vancouver/=90//Sacramento/105/Portland/100;




Two-Larry


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=Mornin'
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TAPE# Rail Yard
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Welcome back to News 7 Mornin'. I'm Beth Myer.
The cold weather months are great for starting a hobby. What was once a hobby for two local train buffs, has turned into a business.
The Rail Yard has been chugging away for over ten years. Even today, that one time hobby offers plenty of excitement.
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Representatives from the Rail Yard and Roanoke Rails will be at the Va. Museum of Transportation this Sunday for their workshop "What Do I Do With That Train Set I Got For Christmas".
"Model Layout Basics" will be taught at 1P and "Advanced Layouts" at 2P.
Contact the museum for more on the workshops.

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Here's a look at today's top stories.
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VO-NAT


Melting snow and steady rain are causing serious flooding throughout the region.
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In Campbell County one teenager is dead and another in serious condition following two shootings last night in the same neighborhood.
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And Roanoke officials suspect arson in a fire this morning at an abandoned home.
It is the second time in three years the structure has burned.
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And that's what's making news on this Friday January 19th.
ANCHOR=Beth


Don't go away, The news will continue. larry-Hello

Flooding


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=mornin
WRITER=mel
TAPE#96-5
GRAPHIC=flooding


Flood warnings are up, and rising water is causing problems from the Alleghany Highlands to the New River Valley.
The melting snow mixed with the steady rain has brought rivers out of their banks and onto roads.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bath Co.;


Bath County officials say the flooding is so severe, they're operating under a state of emergency.
County Administrator Claire Collins is asking residents to stay off the roads this morning, and officials have closed schools, courts and Bath County offices.
News-7's Jay Moore has been in Bath County all night, and he says rain gauges there have recorded three to four inches. He says all the roadways going into Hot Springs have been blocked, and more than a dozen residents have been evacuated.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=hold


The Cowpasture River has risen to cover Route 39 in the Windy Cave Area, and Route 220 is also blocked in places.
In other counties, roads have been closed and rescue crews have been called out to help with evacuations.
In Henry County, thunderstorms with winds gusts in excess of 60 miles an hour have knocked down trees. That line of thunderstorms is moving east, and a severe thunderstorm warning is in effect until 7:30 this morning for Pittsylvania County and Danville.
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Scott Prince is near the Roanoke River this morning and has more on conditions in Roanoke and elsewhere.
LIVE=scott/full
SUPER=@Scott1;
SUPER=05-Roanoke;
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;
RUNS=:35
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Schoolwatch


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=cro
TAPE# chryon
GRAPHIC=school information


And the flooding is causing some schools to close or delay classes today.
We also have some delays due to remaining snow.
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Campbell-Shootings


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=Mornin'
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-2
GRAPHIC=shooting


One teenager is dead, another in serious condition in the wake of two shootings last night in Campbell County.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Campbell Co./Last Night;


At about 8:30, rescue crews were called to this house on Route 6-52 in the Gladys area of the county.
That's where 19- year- old Roger Vassar had collapsed near the back door of his home from two reported gunshot wounds to the chest.
Rescue squad personnel say Vassar had a faint pulse when they arrived, but efforts to save him failed.
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SOT 14:20:29
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((RODNEY FORE/CITIZENS EMERGENCY CREW: I THINK WHEN HE OPENED THE DOOR HE JUST PASSED THROUGH, FELL THROUGH THE DOOR, AND THEY STARTED WORKING ON HIM THEN, AND FROM THERE ON WE STARTED CPR ALL THE WAY TO THE HOSPITAL.))
SUPER=01-Rodney Fore/Citizens Emergency Crew; :00
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=to the hospital.
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VO-NAT


Fore says the victim is the son of the president of the Gladys Rescue Squad.
Minutes later, crews were called for another shooting just a few houses down the road.
That's where a young boy was shot in the neck.
He was taken to Lynchburg General Hospital, where he reportedly is in serious condition.
Campbell County sheriff's authorities have NOT released any details about the shootings, or whether they are connected.
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Blaze


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=cro
TAPE# 95-115
GRAPHIC=fire


Roanoke officials are calling an early morning house fire suspicious.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/This Morning;


The blaze started shortly after midnight in an abandoned home on 11th Street and Richmond Avenue.
The vacant building was burning out of control when firefighters arrived.
They were able to quickly knock down the flames, but say fighting the fire was made more difficult due to the lack of fire hydrants in the area.
Also the home was apparently being used to store recycled building materials which added fuel to the flames.
The cause of fire is still under investigation.
Neighbors say homeless people frequently stayed there to keep warm.
It is the second time in three years the structure has burned.
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3-Sports


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Mornin
WRITER=cro
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In sports, the Hokies win a one pointer over Dayton.
Mike Stevens has the details.
Good morning Mike.
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Birthdays
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Three-Larry


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Mornin'
WRITER=ldo
TAPE#M96-2 Shovels
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Earlier in the week, Larry Dowdy found the correct way to shovel snow and stretch those bones.
This morning, he offers a course in the right shovel for the next snowfall.
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Flooding


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=mornin
WRITER=mel
TAPE#96-5
GRAPHIC=flooding


Flood warnings are up, and rising water is causing problems from the Alleghany Highlands to the New River Valley.
The melting snow mixed with the steady rain has brought rivers out of their banks and onto roads.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bath Co.;


Bath County officials say the flooding is so severe, they're operating under a state of emergency.
County Administrator Claire Collins is asking residents to stay off the roads this morning, and officials have closed schools, courts and Bath County offices.
News-7's Jay Moore has been in Bath County all night, and he says rain gauges there have recorded three to four inches. He says all the roadways going into Hot Springs have been blocked, and more than a dozen residents have been evacuated.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=hold


The Cowpasture River has risen to cover Route 39 in the Windy Cave Area, and Route 220 is also blocked in places.
In other counties, roads have been closed and rescue crews have been called out to help with evacuations.
In Henry County, thunderstorms with winds gusts in excess of 60 miles an hour have knocked down trees. That line of thunderstorms is moving east, and a severe thunderstorm warning is in effect until 7:30 this morning for Pittsylvania County and Danville.
doublebox=mel/scott


Scott Prince is near the Roanoke River this morning and has more on conditions in Roanoke and elsewhere.
LIVE=scott/full
SUPER=@Scott1;
SUPER=05-Roanoke;
(scott ad lib)
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;
RUNS=:35
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Schoolwatch


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=cro
TAPE# chryon
GRAPHIC=school information


And the flooding is causing some schools to close or delay classes today.
We also have some delays due to remaining snow.
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