[SUPER=01-Mike Moore/Salem Rescue Squad;]
[OUT Q=He Was Alive.]
Investigators release more information about the shooting of a three year old boy.
Good evening, I'm Jean Jadhon.
Salem Police are just finishing up a news-conference about yesterday's apartment complex shooting.
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Tina Tenret has been following the story and joins us now with the latest.
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[SUPER=01-James Bryant/Salem Police Chief; :00]
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A man was shot in the back on Orange Avenue in Roanoke this afternoon.
Half a dozen shots were fired outside 13-26 Orange Avenue... several struck the house, and more than one hit the victim.
[IN Q=There was a]
((THERE WAS A NUMBER OF PEOPLE OUT HERE BETWEEN THE HOUSES. WE DON'T KNOW IF THERE WAS AN EXCHANGE OF GUNFIRE OR IF IT WAS ONE-SIDED. ))
[SUPER=01-Neil Tolrud/Roanoke Police Detective;]
[OUT Q=one sided.]
Later in the day, police report, another man showed up at Roanoke Memorial Hospital with a gunshot wound to the hip.
Omari Shindano Brown told detectives that he was coming out of the house on Orange Avenue when a man got out of his car and started shooting at him.
Brown says he's familiar with the man, but does not know his name.
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A bus plunges off a California cliff.
That story is still ahead on News-7 at Five.
And an attempted escape to the United States ends in the Atlantic Ocean.
On Health Check, is early heart disease caused by genetics?
Researchers in Utah think they have the answer.
The N-C-A-A Mens tournament is underway.
Mike Stevens will have highlights of the first-round action.
Those stories and more all still ahead on News-7 at Five.
Stay with us.
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16 Cubans hoping to make it to freedom in America ended up in the Atlantic Ocean.
[SUPER=03-Off Haulover Beach, FL;]
The 24 foot boat they were travelling in capsized off the Florida coast.
The Coast Guard spotted the boat but it was too late for two of the Cubans who died- and a third who is missing.
13 others were rescued from the water.
The Coast Guard says the boat tipped over three miles off the Florida coast.
Those who survived were taken to a local medical center.
A bus plunged off the side of a road in California-
and rolled 50 feet down a ravine.
A spokeswoman for Golden Gate Transit says the driver was just beginning her morning run and was the only one aboard the bus.
She suffered a broken leg-
Apparently, the bus left the road and rolled down an embankment before settling on its roof.
Tow Trucks using metal cables are attempting to right the bus so it can be towed from the ravine.
Heptatis A is threatening people on both coasts-
On Long Island people are waiting for vaccines- after food handlers at two restaurants tested positive.
In Spokane Washington there's an outbreak of the disease-
The first line of self defense is thorough hand washing.
But doctors say lessons in personal hygiene have not stopped the spread.
((WE JUST ARE NOT SEEING THIS TURN AROUND WITH ALL THE EFFORTS WE'VE BEEN PUTTING INTO THIS. WE'VE BEENT ELLING THE COMMUNITY ABOUT THE PROBLEM THEY KNOW ABOUT IT IT DOESN'T SEEM TO BE ENOUGH WE HAVE THIS WEAPON AVAILABLE IT OFFERES PROTECTION IT'S SAFE. WHY NOT?))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Kim Thornburn/Spokane Reg. Health District;]
[OUT Q=it's safe. why not?]
The weapon is the Hepatitis A vaccine-- usually recommended only for those at high risk of exposure.
Hepatitis A is seldom fatal but it can make people seriously ill for weeks with nausea, fatigue and diarrhea.
A helping hand has a new home.
Patrick Evans has more on the Junior League's new digs.
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The Junior League is responsible for many community oriented projects, especially those related to quality child-care.
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Today, the Junior League unveils its new headquarters, located in the Jefferson Center, and Patrick Evans has a live report from the Open House.
[SUPER=01-Jenny Jarrett/Junior League President;]
[SUPER=01-Sandra Carroll/Greenvale School;]
[SUPER=01-Mary Terry Kuyk/Founding President;]
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The Tech Women's basketball team is on its way to the tournament.
Mike Stevens will have more in the Two-Minute Ticker.
On Health Check, researchers find a possible genetic link to heart disease.
And a Roanoke woman is losing her eyesight and her only hope is a rare and very risky eye surgery.
[IN Q=My left eye]
((JUDY RATCLIFF:MY LEFT EYE STARTED SLOWLY GOING I STARTED LOSING VISION AND I STARTED RUNNING INTO THINGS.))
[OUT Q=into things]
In Glaucoma if the pressure gets too high, the nerve that goes from the brain to the eyeball dies.
The ultimate result is blindness.
There is a way to save the patient's sight, but it's a risky operation.
[IN Q=I knew that]
[SUPER=07-Judy Ratcliff; :00]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Frank Cotter/Ophthalmologist; :26]
[OUT Q=having a headache.]
[IN Q=I knew that I could lose everything I had.]
((JUDY RATCLIFF:I KNEW THAT I COULD LOSE EVERYTHING I HAD. I WAS CRYING I WAS SCARED, BUT I WAS ALSO EXCITED.))
Judy Ratcliff had nothing to lose.
She had already undergone numerous surgeries at U-V-A for glaucoma, the last of which had caused her to lose her right eye.
That's when she found Doctor Frank Cotter in Roanoke who performs this rare operation.
[IN Q=We felt]
((DR. FRANK COTTER/OPHTHALMOLOGIST:WE FELT THAT IF SHE DIDN'T HAVE THE PROCEDURE DONE IT WAS A SURE THING THAT SHE WOULD LOSE ALL HER VISION AND HAVE NO LIGHT PERCEPTION IN EITHER EYE . JUDY AND I BOTH FELT THAT IT WAS IMPORTANT THAT WE GO AHEAD AND GET THE PROCEDURE DONE.))
[OUT Q=procedure done.]
[IN Q=I came here]
((JUDY RATCLIFF:I CAME HERE SCARED AND I THOUGHT IT WOULD PROABALY BE ANOTHER REJECT, WITH THE PAIN TAKING ADVIL TWO AND THREE TIMES A DAY, AND GETTING SICK FROM TAKING DIMOX.))
[OUT Q=taking dimox.]
[IN Q=You don't]
((DR. FRANK COTTER/OPHTHALMOLOGIST:YOU DON'T WANT TO HAVE ANYONE ON DIAMOX WHO YOU COULD POSSIBLE GET OFF OF IT AND I'M VERY GRATEFUL THAT SHE'S OFF OF IT AND HOPEFULLY WILL NEVER HAVE TO TAKE THAT MEDICINE AGAIN.))
And her vision has improved -- before she could only see light and dark, now she sees shapes and movement.
She owes her sight to this--a tube and plate called a barvelt implant.
[IN Q=The plate]
((DR. FRANK COTTER/OPHTHALMOLOGIST:THE PLATE IS SITUATED BETWEEN TWO MUSCLES IN THE BACK OF THE EYE AND THE TUBE IS ALLOWED TO ENTER THROUGH THE FRONT OF THE EYE AND SHUNTS FLUID FROM THE FRONT OF THE EYE THROUGH A TUBE TO THE SURFACE OF THE PLATE BEHIND THE EYE AND THEN THE FLUID EGRESSES BEHIND THE EYE AND THE PRESSURE COMES DOWN.))
[OUT Q=comes down.]
[IN Q=I am now]
((JUDY RATCLIFF:I AM NOW OFF OF MY MEDICINES, I DON'T TAKE THE FEARING DIMOX ANYMORE AND NOW I AM ABLE TO ENJOY A DAY WITHOUT HAVING A HEADACHE.))
[OUT Q=a headache.]
With the success of the surgery, the next step to complete the procedure is a corneal transplant.
That surgery is scheduled later this month at Community Hospital.
Researchers in Utah say they've discovered the first gene linked to heart disease.
It's called C-H-D-One, short for Coronary Heart Disease One.
The gene was found in ten-percent of families with early heart disease.
"Early" heart disease is found in men younger than age 50 and women younger than 55.
Little is known yet about the gene's exact role.
The tech Women head to Sunny Florida for the N-C-A-A tournament.
Here's Mike Stevens with a shortened 2-minute ticker.[S5-Tech]
[GRAPHIC=Women's final four]
The Lady Hokies of Virginia Tech open play in the N-C-A-A tournament Saturday night.
Tech boarded a chartered flight this afternoon at the airport for the trip to Gainesville and a first round game with Wisconsin.
The Lady Hokies won two close games on their way to the Atlantic 10 tournament championship.
[IN Q="I think...]
((BONNIE HENDRICKSON/VIRGINIA TECH HEAD COACH: ))
[SUPER=01-Bonnie Henrickson/Virginia Tech Head Coach; :00]
[OUT Q=......we left off."]
Coming up at six, We'll preview the high school semi finals that begin tonight at the Scope in Norfolk.[5-Habitat]
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This week is Spring Break for many college students.
And some of them flock to warm, sunny beaches for a mid-winter vacation.
But some are flocking to Danville.
They're Habitat for Humanity volunteers.
They travelled from West Chester University in Pennsylvania to build houses for needy families.
It's hard work.. with a lot of hammering and sawing.
But the students say it's worth it.
[IN Q=Basically just to help]
((KELLY HANLON/HABITAT VOLUNTEER: BASICALLY JUST TO HELP OUT AND DO SOME GOOD WORK AND IT'S MY FINAL YEAR SO I WANTED TO DO SOME COMMUNITY SERVICE BEFORE I GOT OUT AND GOT A JOB AND THAT KIND OF STUFF.))
[SUPER=01-Kelly Hanlon/Habitat Volunteer;]
[OUT Q=that kind of stuff.]
This sign of heart-felt thanks is from the Tawney family who will move into the house when it's done.
More college students will come to Danville to finish the house over the next several weeks.
That does it for News-7 at Five.
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Don't forget about News-7 Saturday Morning and News-7 Sunday Morning.
Join Denise Allen and Andrew Freiden this weekend at eight.
We'll see you back here at Six.(-------------)