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7Snow


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A big winter storm has hit the state bringing freezing rain, sleet and snow.
Road conditions are very poor, forcing a number of school systems to close or delay.
School information will run throughout the morning at the bottom of your T-V screen.
But Now, let's take a quick check on the conditions that have caused all of the school closings.
Scott Prince has been outside since the early morning.
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Scott, what can you tell us?

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7AMP


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The Governor's state of the union address last night mentioned the Commonwealth's low unemployment. Roanoke County's figure is among the lowest, at ONE POINT NINE PERCENT.
But it may be going up.
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AMP Incorporated says it will close its Roanoke Valley operations in March. Roughly 400 jobs will be lost including some at a smaller plant in the city of Roanoke.
The company makes connectors for computers.
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It calls the layoffs a streamlining move.
One employee says most production workers average about 10 to 11 dollars an hour.

7RAIDS


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In Bedford County, a six month undercover drug investigation has put a number of drug dealers out of business.
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The drug sting, also known as "Operation Crackdown," produced 63 charges against 41 dealers with connections to Miami and New York.
Sheriff Mike Brown characterized them as middle and upper- level dealers who have been importing and selling millions of dollars worth of crack cocaine in Bedford County.
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A series of raids last night led to two dozen arrests and the seizure of cocaine and marijuana.
Sheriff Brown says those arrested included everyone from a mother with an infant, to the janitor of an elementary school.
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7WEATHER


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Let's check in with Patrick in the weather center weather pro, then forecast full page...

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7BIRTHDAYS! 1/10/96

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SUPER=130-/Patricia Whitaker/Christiansburg;



SUPER=130-6/Zachary Reed/Dublin;



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Saturday:

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55Snow


ANCHOR=Melanie
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TAPE#96-
GRAPHIC=winter storm


The storm system that's caused so many problems across the southern Plains has moved into Virginia.
Snow and ice are making roads slick this morning forcing a number of school systems to close or delay.
School information will run throughout the morning at the bottom of your T-V screen.
But Now, let's take a quick check on road conditions.
Scott Prince joins us from Roanoke County.
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Scott, what kind of advice are V-Dot officials giving motorists this morning?

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55WEATHER


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8snow


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
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TAPE#n96-101
GRAPHIC=winter storm


Schools are being closed throughout Central and Southwest Virginia.
It's all a result of a messy combination of snow, sleet, and freezing rain.
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V-Dot officials warn that roads are extremely slick. People should stay home if at all possible.
Roanoke Regional airport does report one runway still open-- but call ahead if you are expecting to fly today.
American Electric Power representatives say no customers are without electricity this morning.
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Again, for the latest school closing information, stay tuned to News 7.
We will be running the information along the bottom of your Television screen throughout the morning.

8RAIDS


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A major drug bust in Bedford County led to the arrests of a number of dealers.
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The six-month investigation, also known as "Operation Crackdown," produced 63 charges against 41 dealers with connections to Miami and New York.
Sheriff Mike Brown characterized them as middle and upper- level dealers who have been importing and selling millions of dollars worth of crack cocaine in the County.
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((SHERIFF MIKE BROWN/BEDFORD COUNTY: . MIKE BROWN: WE HAVEN'T ERASED IT, WE HAVEN'T GOTTEN RID OF IT COMPLETELY, BUT I CAN ASSURE THE PEOPLE OF BEDFORD COUNTY, WE'VE MADE A BIG DENT IN IT IN THE LAST THREE, THREE AND A HALF, FOUR HOURS.))
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A series of raids last night led to two dozen arrests and the seizure of cocaine and marijuana.
Sheriff Brown says those arrested included everyone from a mother who was conducting a drug deal with a baby present to the janitor of an elementary school.
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8VA-COMMONWEALTH


ANCHOR=Melanie
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Governor Allen addressed the commonwealth last night, laying out his agenda for his final year in office.
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The only major item in the Governor's '97 package that had not been previously announced is an unemployment tax cut for businesses.
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Governor Allen also urged legislators to embrace his plan to spend an additional 30 million dollars on education.
And he cautioned legislators against watering down his welfare reform program, which is now being phased in statewide.
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8AMP


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In his speech the Govenor pointed out the achievements of his first three years in office which included helping to build a healthy economy.
In the Governor's words THE WORLD NOW KNOWS THAT VIRGINIA IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS.
But those words don't ring true for employees at one Roanoke County Company.
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AMP Incorporated says it will close its Roanoke Valley operations in March.
Roughly 400 jobs will be lost including some at a smaller plant in the city of Roanoke.
The company makes connectors for computers.
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It calls the layoffs a streamlining move.
One employee says most production workers average about 10 to 11 dollars an hour.

8WEATHER


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Let's check in with Patrick in the weather center weather pro, then forecast full page...

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