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HEADLINES

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VO-NAT


It's back, another winter storm.
This one is expected to dump between three and ten inches of snow on the state and could also include freezing rain, sleet and ice.
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And verdicts in murder trials in Lynchburg and Danville. wx-head
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Schoolwatch


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Snow


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With a couple of inches of snow and ice on the ground already here in the Roanoke Valley, and more headed our way, the roads of western Virginia will be paved with problems today.
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Joe Dashiell has been checking on conditions throughout the region.
Joe is this storm bringing us serious trouble this morning?
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Melanie, few folks are on the road so far this morning, so we haven't heard of any serious problems... but the potential is there.
State Police have had their hands full with minor accidents, especially in areas where freezing rain is falling, but we've had no reports of serious injuries or major bottlenecks.
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Here in the Roanoke Valley, a few inches of snow are already making driving difficult.
The snow plows have been out overnight... and while we're expecting the snow to continue throughout the day, there is optimism on the road.
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We've seen three or four inches of snow in this part of Roanoke, but other areas have seen much more... better than five inches already in some parts of the new river valley.
The department of transportation and state police are urging everyone to stay off the road, but they're recommending snow tires and chains for folks who have to get out in this weather.
Beth Myer has been preparing the forecast this morning... Beth how much more of this can we expect?
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One-Larry


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Storm


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The storm passing through southwest Virginia this morning promises a wintry mix of precipitation, and problems.
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Joe Dashiell joins us this morning with the latest information on road conditions throughout the region.
Joe, how bad is it getting out there?
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Melanie... this storm is dropping snow to our west... freezing rain to the east...
so throughout central, southside, and western Virginia we have a slippery mix of weather.
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This wintry mix of precipitation is bringing a mix of emotions this morning...
And throughout western Virginia the snow is beginning to mount.
State Police have been handling dozens of minor accidents throughout central southside and western Virginia, but so far we have no reports of any serious injuries.
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This morning, the Virginia Department of Transportation is recommending snow tires and chains for anyone who has to drive this morning.
and officials are asking residents to park vehicles in driveways and off the street where possible, to making plowing easier.
This morning, Valley Metro and Danville Transit are running their snow routes...
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And Melanie, the Roanoke Regional Airport remains open, but as always in weather like this it pays to call ahead because of cancellations and delays.

McCoy


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In other news --
An Appomattox man could spend ten years in prison for killing a Lynchburg man last spring.
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A Lynchburg jury last night rejected Terry Hunter McCoy's claim of self- defense in the shooting death of Darryl Rosser in May.
Prosecutors had sought a second degree murder conviction, but were happy with the verdict- guilty of voluntary manslaughter.
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((MIKE DOUCETTE/PROSECUTOR: AND THE ONLY VIEWPOINT THAT WE HAD WAS THAT OF THE DEFENDANT. AND THAT MAKES SELF- DEFENSE CASES THE TOUGHEST HOMICIDE CASES TO TRY OF ALL. SO YEAH, WE'RE SHOOTING FOR FIRST DEGREE, BUT IN THIS SORT OF A CASE, THIS IS GRATIFYING.))
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If the judge upholds the jury's sentence, McCoy will have to serve the full ten year prison term.
That was some consolation to the victim's family.
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((EMMA ROSSER/VICTIM'S MOTHER: THAT MAKES ME FEEL GOOD, THAT HE HAS TO SERVE ALL OF IT. BUT HE STILL DESERVES MORE THAN WHAT HE GOT.))
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McCoy will be sentenced March 15th.
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Phil-Clayborne


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A Danville judge took just minutes to convict the first of two men charged with strangling a man to death in Danville last summer.
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Phil Dennis Clayborne was found guilty yesterday of robbing and killing 32 year old Angel Lewis Dejesus (De-Hey-Sues) of New Jersey.
The victim's body was found outside a home in Danville last July.
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Dejesus was in town visiting a family friend.
He was the father of five children.
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There is a second defendant in the case.
Bryant Lymont Powell will be tried for his alleged role in the crime later this month.

2-scores


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The Virginia Cavaliers lost to Maryland last night for its tenth loss of the year.
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UVa got off to a pretty decent start, but Norman Nolan blows the wide open layin, Maryland gets the rebound.
UVa doesn't get back and Johnny Rhodes gets a wide open shot for 2.
But UVa led 31-to-30 at the break.
Jamal Robinson had a career high 26 and UVa had a 47-to-42 lead before
Maryland came from behind,SUPER=33-Maryland/=80/Virginia/=72/UVa Now 7-and-10;

to take the victory with a final score of 80-72.
Now let's go to the scoreboards.
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Two-Larry


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(Roll cue:) We're going to the monkeys.
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2HEADLINES


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


It's groundhog day, and winter's not over yet -- at least not this weekend.
Another winter storm has hit the region.
Forecaster say this one could could dump between three and ten inches of snow on the state.
Perhaps of greater concern is the possibility of freezing rain -- sleet and ice.
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ANCHOR=Melanie


And that's what's making news on this Friday February Second.
Don't go away. News 7 mornin will be right back with school closings..

Schoolwatch


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Winter


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The Virginia Department of Transportation and the State Police are urging everyone to stay off the roads this morning.
They're recommending snow tires or chains for anyone who must drive.
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Joe Dashiell has been out in the weather this morning. Joe, do the usual warnings apply?
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Definitely, Melanie... this storm is bringing significant accumulations throughout the region.
While we may not see as much as we saw a couple of weeks ago, that doesn't mean driving is going to be any easier.
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Here in the Roanoke Valley, a few inches of snow are already making driving difficult.
The snow plows have been out overnight... and while we're expecting the snow to continue throughout the day, there is optimism on the road.
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It has been a busy morning for state and local police throughout the region...
Especially where freezing rain has left a slippery coating on the pavement.
This storm does have the potential to leave a layer of ice, especially in the Danville area where they've seen more ice than snow... so driving may be especially treacherous in those areas.
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Now, Beth Myer is here to tell us what's heading our way.
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Birthdays
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Three-Larry


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Bad-Wx


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Winter is promising more disruptions in western Virginia today. Snow, sleet and freezing rain have been falling throughout the area this morning... and road conditions have been growing worse by the hour.
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Joe Dashiell has been keeping track of the storm's progress this morning.
Joe, this is definitely going to be a difficult day for drivers, isn't it?
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No question about it, Melanie. State and local crews have been on the road since the first flakes began to fall, but with a couple of inches on the ground and several more expected, those snowplows will be playing catch-up most of the day.
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This prospect of several more inches brought mixed reviews this morning...
And throughout western Virginia the snow is beginning to pile up.
State Police have been handling dozens of minor accidents throughout central southside and western Virginia, but so far we have no reports of any serious injuries.
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Buses in Roanoke and Danville are on snow routes this morning.
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And Melanie, air travellers should call ahead because cancellations and delays are likely throughout the day.

Terry-McCoy


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In other news --
An Appomattox man could spend ten years in prison for killing a Lynchburg man last spring.
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A Lynchburg jury last night rejected Terry Hunter McCoy's claim of self- defense in the shooting death of Darryl Rosser in May, and found him guilty of voluntary manslaughter.
If the judge upholds the jury's sentence, McCoy will have to serve the full ten year prison term.
McCoy will be sentenced March 15th.
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Danville-Cop


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A former Danville police officer is seeking five- million dollars in damages from the city and two high ranking police officers.
Jeffrey Williams filed the federal suit yesterday which names Danville Police Chief Neil Morris and assistant B-C Elliott.
Williams says he was wrongfully fired for raising questions about the department's treatment of people.
He alleges Morris and Elliot created a racially hostile work environment.
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Williams is represented by Chatham attorney, Bill Hicklin, who says his client isn't the first to question how the department operates.
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((BILL HICKLIN/WILLIAMS' ATTORNEY: JEFF WANTS TO BE VINDICATED, HE WANTS HIS NAME BACK, I MEAN YES, HE ALSO WANTS HIS JOB AND HIS BADGE, BUT MOST OF ALL HE WANTS HIS NAME AND HIS REPUTATION. I'M IN THIS CASE BECAUSE IT'S THE RIGHT THING TO DO, THIS IS A GOOD MAN AND GOOD COP WHO'S BEEN DONE WRONG. ))
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Williams was a police officer in Danville for four years before he was fired in December of '94.
Police Chief Neil Morris said he hasn't seen the lawsuit and cannot comment.

4-scores


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The Virginia Cavaliers lost to Maryland last night for its tenth loss of the year.
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UVa got off to a pretty decent start, but Norman Nolan blows the wide open layin, Maryland gets the rebound.
UVa doesn't get back and Johnny Rhodes gets a wide open shot for 2.
But UVa led 31-to-30 at the break.
Jamal Robinson had a career high 26 and UVa had a 47-to-42 lead before
Maryland came from behind,SUPER=33-Maryland/=80/Virginia/=72/UVa Now 7-and-10;

to take the victory with a final score of 80-72. (toss to weather -- sponsored) (----------------)