Today on News 7 at 5, a murder suspect turns himself in after apparently spending nearly a week on the run in Henry County.
and two former presidents say they hope Bill Clinton can finish his term in the White House.
In medical news --
A new study reports the cause of uncontrollable weight gain may be all in your head.
And Doctors are cautiously optimistic about the prognosis of the first set of living octuplets.
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A nearly week long manhunt is over as a murder suspect turns himself in in Henry County.
He was a fugitive wanted for murder who spent six long days running from police. But this morning a tired and hungry Clyde Howard Junior turned himself him, ending the search in the woods of Henry County.
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Scott Goldberg was there as it happened and he joins us from Henry COunty.
(ROLLCUE: into police custody.)
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The House may have voted for impeachemnt- but the White HOUSE is still pushing for a compromise.
Jonathan Freed has the lastest from Washington.
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((On the Monday following his impeachment, the President was not letting
it get in the way of his official schedule. One of his stops took him to a Washington soup kitchen...where he was promoting volunteerism. He
said his lawyers were taking some time off.
CLINTON:A FEW DAYS TO CELEBRATE THE SEASON.
It was the Vice President who was leading the offensive.
AL GORE: I DO HOPE THAT THE UNITED STATES SENATE WILL RISE TO THIS MOMENT, AS IT SO OFTEN DOES, TO BE THE VOICE OF REASON, DELIBERATION AND
HEALING THAT AMERICA NEEDS.
But some Senators were already sending signals of their own advising the White House not to argue that impeachment by a lame-duck House of Representatives should not stand.
SEN. JOHN BREAUX/D-LA.: WE SHOULD NOT BE INVOLVED IN TRYING
TO SHORT CIRCUIT THE PROCESS WITH LEGAL MANEUVERING...BUT I DON'T THINK WE NEED A LONG DRAWN OUT TRIAL.
Another Senator called again for Mr. Clinton to make a further admission.
SEN. ORRIN HATCH/R-UT.: I THINK THE PRESIDENT WOULD REALLY HELP HIMSELF IF HE WOULD JUST TELL THE TRUTH AND LEVEL WITH THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.
That very advice also was also coming from two former presidents: Ford
and Carter. They wrote in Monday's New York Times that Mr. Clinton censured, admitting that he lied under oath. They said...
THE JUDGMENT OF HISTORY DOES MATTER...IMPEACHMENT BY THE FULL HOUSE HAS ALREADY BROUGHT PROFOUND DISGRACE TO PRESIDENT CLINTON.
JONATHAN FREED/CBS NEWS: THE WHITE HOUSE IS NOT RULING OUT ANY LEGAL STRATEGIES RIGHT NOW. AND IT'S REPEATING THAT IT WOULD LIKELY TO REACH SOME KIND OF BI-PARTISAN SOLUTION. Jonathan Freed CBS News, WASHINGTON.))
Iraq's deputy prime minister claims U-S officials lied.
Tariq Aziz says hospitals, schools and homes were hit during last week's bombings-
He says the number of civilian casualties is higher than the military toll.
((TARIQ AZIZ/DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER: ALL THE RHETORIC ABOUT WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION IS A BUNCH OF LIES. THEY WANT TO WEAKEN IRAQ. THEY WANT TO STRIP IRAQ OF ANY SERIOUS INDUSTRIAL CAPABILITY.))
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Aziz did admit that airstrikes demolished Iraq's two main factories for producing parts for short range missiles- those missiles are allowed by the United Nations
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Local police try to crack down on child pornography on the internet. We'll have that story next,
and investigators in Franklin County search for two suspects following this weekend's murder of a man from Roanoke.
On Health Check, we'll have an update on the Octuplets born this weekend in Texas.
We'll have that and more. Stay with us.
Franklin County investigators are searching for the car of a Roanoke man found dead over the weekend.
24-year old Wesley Smith was discovered in a field just a couple of miles west of Ferrum College.
He was last seen in his 1995 Mercury Tracer just hours before he was beaten to death, presumably with an aluminum baseball bat.
Officials suspect the vehicle contains the evidence needed to solve the case.
((EWELL HUNT/FRANKLIN CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.; WE HAVE DETERMINED THAT THE VEHICLE IS MISSING AND THAT THE PERPETRATORS ARE PROBABLY IN POSSESSION OF THE VEHICLE OR HAD TEMPORARY POSSESSION OF THE VEHICLE AFTER MR. SMITH WAS MURDERED.))
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Hunt says Smith knew his killer.
He also suspects robbery was involved and may have been the motive.
Officials are still looking for two suspects.
They are asking that anyone who has seen a car matching this description with Virginia tags reading WES-MODE to please call the Franklin County Sheriff's office at (540) 483-3000.
A Roanoke woman charged with the murder of her baby has been arrested in North Carolina.
Crystal Denise Johnson was picked up today in Greensboro. Roanoke police would NOT say how she was caught, or when she'll be brought back to the city for trial.
Johnson was indicted this month in the death of her child, Princess, last May.[5-Child-Porn]
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One central Virginia lawmaker wants to take would-be pedophiles "off line" by making it a felony to possess child pornography.
Lynchburg delegate Kathy Byron's proposal would increase the penalty for possession from a 500 dollar fine to up to five years in prison.
Byron also wants to require anyone convicted of possessing child pornography to register as a sex offender.
Local prosecutors say changing the code will allow them to put more sex offenders behind bars.
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((RANDY KRANTZ/BEDFORD CO. PROSECUTOR: WITH THESE PROPOSED CHANGES, WE WILL ALSO BE ABLE TO PROSECUTE AT THE FEDERAL LEVEL, THOSE WHO SIMPLY POSSESS IT OR THOSE WHO USE ILLICIT MEANS TO TARGET CHILDREN, MAYBE WITH OR WITHOUT A DISTRIBUTION OF PORNOGRAPHY. WE WON'T HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL THE PORNOGRAPHY ENTERS OUR COMMUNITY TO NECESSARILY PROSECUTE SOMEONE WHO WOULD BE INCLINED TO DO THAT.))
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The Bedford County sheriff's department recently received a grant to target child pornography on the Internet.
Over the last several months, they've perfected cases against eight people, including two police officers and a daycare center operator.
Sheriff's deputies around the state are keeping their fingers crossed.
For the first time in 20-years, they may be looking at a major pay raise.
Governor Gilmore has proposed a nine point three percent pay raise for ALL county deputies.
The governor's proposal must still be approved by lawmakers.
But a spokesman with the Virginia Sheriff's association says he doesn't expect any major hurdles since the proposal has strong bipartisan support.
Montgomery County Sheriff Doug Marrs says a raise would make a world of difference.
He says it's tough to hire and keep qualified applicants because neighboring police departments offer higher salaries.
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((DOUG MARRS/MONTGOMERY CO. SHERIFF:WHEN YOU GOT THAT DEPUTY TALKING TO ANOTHER POLICE OFFICER AND HE TALKS ABOUT WHAT HIS SALARY IS GOING TO BE IN FIVE YEARS, THEN THE DEPUTY FEELS LET DOWN BECAUSE HERE I AM DOING THE SAME TYPE WORK AND YET MY SALARY IS MUCH LESS. ))
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So what is the starting salary for a sheriff's deputy?
Tonight at six-- we'll take a closer look at Montgomery County's pay scale and that of neighboring police departments.
Coming up a little later on the newscast,
if you've finished your Christmas Shopping and still have some money left, a group of merchants wants to remind you, don't forget man's best friend.
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The N-B-A strike is hurting more than just the players' and owners. Coming up in Sports, Mike Stevens says high profits aren't in the cards for local collectors.
Today on health check --
The first set of living octuplets are born in Texas.
Doctors say the babies are all in critical condition, but stable.
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((DR. LEONARD WEISMAN/TEXAS CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL: THERE ARE GOING TO BE SOME PROBLEMS IN THAT FIRST YEAR OR TWO, WHEN YOU LOOK PAST THAT FIRST YEAR OR TWO THEY HAVE ABOUT A 75 TO 80 PERCENT CHANCE OF BEING NORMAL OF THOSE WHO SURVIVE.))
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The first known set of surviving octuplets is born to a 27 year old woman who had taken fertility drugs. [5-Octupl
Actually, one was born earlier this month, the other seven came yesterday.
Doctors say the first known surviving octuplets are being closely watched at this hour at Texas Children's Hospital in Houston.
Drew Levinson reports while the tiny babies have an 85-percent chance of survival, they have a long way to go before they're out of the woods.
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(( WHILE SEVEN OF THE EIGHT BABIES CLING TO VENTILATORS TO HELP THEM
BREATHE INSIDE TEXAS CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL ....THOSE WHO WITNESSED THE
BIRTHS ARE CALLING THEM CHRISTMAS MIRACLES.
(SOT, KASIE CLARK/OPERATING ROOM NURSE)
I PERSONALLY MAY NEVER SEE AGAIN MY WHOLE CAREER ..ITS VERY
EXCITING...ITS A ONCE IN A LIFETIME OPPORTUNITY. TO BE A PART OF
SOMETHING LIKE THAT.
IT WAS FROM THIS NOW QUIET, STARK OPERATING ROOM WHERE MORE THAN TWO
DOZEN DOCTORS AND NURSES SUNDAY BROUGHT THE SEVEN NEW LIVES INTO THE
HERE, 27 YEAR OLD NKEM CHUKWU ---A NIGERIAN NATIVE GAVE BIRTH TO FIVE
GIRLS AND TWO BOYS. ANOTHER SISTER WAS BORN TWO WEEKS EARLIER. ALL WERE
BORN 13 TO 15 WEEKS PREMATURE. THEIR WEIGHTS RANGE FROM 1`1 OUNCES TO
ONE POUND ELEVEN OUNCES.
(SOT, DR. PATTI SAVERICK, TEXAS CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL)
NKEM CHUKWU, WHO WAS ON FERTILITY DRUGS HAD LONG TRIED TO HAVE CHILDREN.
SHE MISCARRIED TRIPLETS EARLIER THIS YEAR. SHE'D BEEN CONFINED TO
AHOSIPTAL BED SINCE OCTOBER. AND FOR THE PAST COUPLE OF WEEKS TO KEEP
OFF HER LOWER BODY ---HER BED WAS AT EXTREME INCLINE ...WITH HER HEAD
TOWARDS THE FLOOR.
DOCTORS SAY SHE WAS EVEN WILLING TO FORGO EATING TO ALLOW EXTRA ROOM FOR
THE BABIES TO GROW.
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DOCTORS PREDICT THE MOTHER MAY BE ABLE TO GO HOME IN A WEEK. SO ON THIS
EIGHTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS,THIS HOUSTON FAMILY IS CELEBRATING EIGHT BIRTHS.
OCTUPLETS-- A MIGHTY BIG PRESENT FOR WHAT IS NOW A MIGHTY FAMILY. DREW
LEVINSON CBS NEWS HOUSTON.))
New medical research suggests weight problems are caused by a hormone.
Researchers say there's more evidence that a certain brain hormone
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New experiments revealed that mice lacking melanin-concentrating hormone, or M-C-H, ate less and burned more calories.
If M-C-H works the same way in humans, drugs could be developed to
block its production in overweight people.
A little later we'll have some suggestions for Christmas gifts for your pets,
but first Mike Stevens has some suggestions for the Sports Fans in your family.[S5-Gifts]
Good evening folks and welcome to the your Monday ticker. I know many of you are frantically trying to wrap up your Christmas shopping.
Hopefully, I can make life a little easier for you last minute shoppers who have card collectors and sports enthusiasts on your list.
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(( With Santa's arrival just a few days away, we decided to check into the Wax Box card shop on Colonial Avenue.
Where Santa look-a-like Bill Bryant has plenty of cards he'll gladly trade for cash.
((BILL BRYANT/OWNER - THE WAX BOX:))
If these news stars and new cards are a little too flashy for your taste, or if the kid you're buying for happens to be over closer to 50 than five, you might want to try these items.
Basketball cards are usually the best selling cards among young buyers. But because of the lockout, the cards aren't selling and the company's aren't making as many of them.))
Arizona Cardinal quarterback Jake Plummer has some afforable cards. He's just not so affordable any longer.
Tonight he signed a four-year $30 million dollar exptension with the Cards.
Take Care everyone.
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Looking for a gift idea for your best friend, as in man's best friend, Deborah Ward has some suggestions for the pet in your life.
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