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A manhunt is underway in Henry County for a suspect who tried to shoot a sheriff's deputy.
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And they were not able to have a baby on their own but thanks to fertility drugs, a Houston couple now has 8 children.
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Temperatures running unseasonably high again today, in the mid 60s on this first day of Winter.
While the wintry precipitation is well to our west, we can expect some rainy weather by this evening.
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A manhunt is still underway in Henry County this morning.
The incident began around seven thirty yesterday evening when someone shot at a sheriff's deputy.
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Christy Hubley has been following the story all night and joins us with the latest.
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Franklin County authorities continue to search for whoever killed a Roanoke man over the weekend.
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24-year old Wesley B-Smith was found in a field just off of Saw Mill Road a few miles west of Ferrum College. Authorities discovered a bloodstained aluminum baseball bat just a few feet away in a creek. No motive for the killing has been determined. People are safeguarding their homes in the normally quiet area.
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((HUBERT QUINN/LOCAL RESIDENT; I'VE LIVED HERE 41-YEARS AND I'VE NEVER LOCKED MY DOORS. BUT WHEN SOMETHING LIKE THAT IT MAKES YOU WONDER.)) ((ADRIAN CARTER/; LOCKED UP MY VEHICLE AND LOCKED MY DOORS. MY GIRLFRIEND WAS REALLY WORRIED ABOUT IT, SO I HAD TO TALK TO HER AND CALMED DOWN AND STUFF.))
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Officials suspect Smith knew his assailant. No arrests have been made, but investigators are down to two suspects.
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The widows of six of the eight miners killed in one of Virginia's worst mine accidents are suing the federal government.
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The suits claim federal mine inspectors overlooked safety violations at Southmountain Coal Company Mine Number Three.
The Wise County shaft exploded in December, 1992, when a miner lit a cigarette underground.
Investigators concluded that widespread safety violations allowed methane and coal dust to build up to explosive levels.
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Each suit, plus a seventh suit filed by a survivor, seeks five million dollars.

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White House lawyers may challenge the constitutionality of President Clinton's impeachment by a lame duck Congress.


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Mr. Clinton's chief of staff says there are questions about the incoming Congress trying Clinton after the outgoing Congress charged him.
Meantime, some Senators are already debating the merits of censuring President Clinton rather than taking the impeachment charges to trial. But Republican Don Nickles says the Constitution mandates a trial.
But Nickles is also promising change, to make past party wrongs right.
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"Time" magazine is doing something different for their annual "Person of the Year" issue.
For 1998, they chose two men instead of one.
President Bill Clinton and Independent Counsel Ken Starr will share the cover.
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In sports, the Falcons catch a flight to the N-F-C West title.
Steve Mason has details.
Good Morning Steve.
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A 27 year old Houston woman has given birth to the first known surviving octuplets.
One infant was born naturally thirteen days ago, the other seven were delivered by caeserian section yesterday.
None weighs more than one pound, eleven ounces, but doctors say the babies have an 85 percent survival rate.
Ron Trevino reports.
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(( THE 8 CHILDREN, 2 BOYS AND SIX GIRLS ARE NOW BEING CARED FOR BEHIND THESE DOORS AT THE NEONATAL INTENSIVE CARE UNIT AT TEXAS CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL... THE FIRST CHILD WAS BORN ALMOST 2 WEEKS AGO... THE SEVEN OTHERS SUNDAY MORNING... THEY ARE IN CRITICAL CONDITION... "IT WAS A UNIQUE EXPERIENCE" DR. BRIAN KERSHON DELIVERED THE BABIES...HE DESCRIBES THE MOTHER AS A MODEL PATIENT. "IN FACT FOR THE PAST TWO TO THREE WEEKS SHE'S BEEN IN A STEEP DECLINE, WITH HER HEAD TILTED DOWNWARD TO TAKE PRESSURE OFF HER CERVIX" THE 27 YEAR OLD MOTHER HAD BEEN CONFINED TO HER HOSPITAL ROOM FOR OVER 2 MONTHS...WITH STRICT BED REST FOR THE PAST SIX WEEKS. THE BABIES WERE BORN IN THIS ROOM AT ST LUKES HOSPITAL...AT LEAST 25 MEDICAL PERSONNEL WERE ON HAND, TO HELP OUT. "WELL SO FAR...ALL OF THE BABIES ARE ALIVE AND DOING OK, ALL OF THEM ARE HAVING A LOT OF SUPPORT, THEY'RE ALL ON VENTILATORS, BECAUSE WE LIKE TO KEEP BABIES VERY SLEEPY, AND CALM FOR THE FIRST SEVERAL DAYS.BUT THEY'RE ALL DOING OK"
NATS- SEXTUPLETS, JUST LAST MONTH IN HOUSTON, A MOTHER GAVE BIRTH TO SEXTUPLETS, ONE OF WHOM DIED. FERTILITY DRUGS WERE USED IN THAT CASE, AS WELL WITH THE OCTUPLETS.
"SHE WAS ON A DRUG THAT JUST CAUSED MULTIPLE OVULATION, REDUCTION WAS OFFERED TO MOM, BUT DECLINED"
AND DOCTORS ESTIMATE 85 PERCENT OF THE OCTUPLETS WILL SURVIVE, BUT REMAIN OPTIMISTIC.
"WE'RE VERY HOPEFULL THAT ALL THE BABIES WILL SURVIVE, THEY'RE CRITICALLY ILL NEWBORNS, SO WE CAN'T SAY FOR SURE IT'S GONNA BE OK, BUT RIGHT NOW EVERYTHING'S ALRIGHT" FOR CBS NEWS.))

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In medical news, cancer may resort to trickery to survive the immune system's attacks.
Rick Jackson has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
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RESEARCHERS THINK SOME CANCERS MAY BE RECRUITING THE HELP OF DECOYS TO TRICK THE BODY'S IMMUNE SYSTEM.
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ACCORDING TO A STUDY RELEASED IN THE JOURNAL NATURE, CANCERS USE SEVERAL STRATEGIES TO AVOID THE IMMUNE SYSTEM.
ONE OF THEM INVOLVES THE PRODUCTION OF A CHEMICAL DECOY THAT PREVENTS A CERTAIN PROTEIN FROM DOING ITS JOB OF DESTROYING CANCER CELLS.
SCIENTISTS HOPE THIS FINDING WILL LEAD TO NEW DRUGS THAT CAN OUT-FOX THIS PROCESS.//
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RESEARCHERS SAY THERE'S MORE EVIDENCE THAT A CERTAIN BRAIN HORMONE STIMULATES APPETITE.
NEW EXPERIMENTS REVEALED THAT MICE WHICH LACKED 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.// ONCAM ((oc))
AND WE ALL KNOW PEOPLE WHO PLAY THEIR MUSIC WAY TOO LOUD FOR OUR LIKING.
WELL, THEY MAY BE MORE THAN JUST INCONSIDERATE...
A NEW STUDY SUGGESTS THEY MAY HAVE AN ADDICTION.
RESEARCHERS AT NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY FOUND THAT PEOPLE WHO LISTENED TO LOUD MUSIC COULD NOT STOP.. EVEN WHEN THEY KNEW THEIR ACTIONS WOULD GET THEM INTO TROUBLE.
THE REPORT CONCLUDED THAT LOUD MUSIC--LIKE ALCOHOL AND NICOTINE--CAN AFFECT MOOD AND CAUSE CRAVINGS.//
AND THAT IS A LOOK AT TODAY'S MEDICAL NEWS. I'M RICK JACKSON, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))

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Here's a look at today's top stories.
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A police manhunt is underway in Henry County this morning after the attempted shooting of a sheriff's deputy.
Police say the suspect may be Clyde Howard Junior who is wanted in connection with the shooting death of James Stanley Taylor.
He was was gunned down last week in front of his young grandaughter.
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The White House is talking about a legal challenge to President Clinton's impeachment trial.
His chief of staff says the proceedings may not stand constitutional muster since they would be handled by the 106th Congress, while the charges were approved by the 105th.
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And in Texas a 27 year old woman has give birth to eight babies.
One was born two weeks ago, the other seven were delivered yesterday.
But the babies are in critical, none weighs more than one pound, eleven ounces.
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And that's what's making news on this Monday December 21st.
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News 7 Mornin' will be right back.




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Henry County authorities are still searching for the man who shot at a deputy last evening.
Dozens of officers are involved in the search.
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Christy Hubley has been following the story and joins us with the latest. Christy?
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Investigators hope an autopsy will help them find the killer of Wesley B. Smith of Roanoke. Franklin County officials continue searching for his killer and the community is on guard. David Johnson reports.
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(( Authorities say a local resident discovered a body in this field near the corner of Franklin Street and Saw Mill Road. Hubert Quinn's home is just yards away from the site. He said he noticed several investigators in the area and went down to check it out.
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Officials say-- and these blood stains indicate, the victim suffered massive head injuries.
Authorities think the victim was from Roanoke and was in his mid-20s.
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Crista Moody is one of several area residents who have become unnerved following the killing.
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More than a dozen people were injured last night when an Amtrak passenger train derailed in Texas.
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Police in Arlington say twelve cars of the double decker superliner left the track at about seven p-m central time.

Thirteen of the 199 passengers aboard were taken to hospitals but most injuries were minor.
Police say the same train struck and killed a deaf woman in Dallas earlier in the day.
The 33 year old women was walking on the tracks when she was hit.
The train was halted for several hours while police investigated, but passengers say they were not told about the accident.
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Hundreds of children and adults on an American Indian reservation will have gifts this Christmas thanks to a fundraising effort in Clifton Forge.
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Joanne Jumping-Elk Steele and city officials began collecting gifts and money in mid-November.
For three years Steele has been organizing the drive to help-out her native Sioux Indian tribe.
A total of 230 gifts and 110 dollars were donated this year.
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Jumping Elk-Steele picked up the donations last week.
She's now on her way to the Lakota-Sioux reservation in South Dakota where she will distribute them.
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In sports, Green Bay wins a division title, while dimming the Oilers' hopes of winning their own.
Steve Mason has details.
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Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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An all-out manhunt is underway after someone shot at a deputy last night.
Dozens of officers and deputies worked through the night, but so far have come up empty handed.
Authorities believe the alleged triggerman is Clyde Howard Junior, the suspect in last week's murder in the Spencer area.
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Franklin County authorities are expecting autopsy results from a weekend murder there.
A resident found the badly beaten body of Wesley B. Smith near the intersection of Franklin Street and Sawmill Road.
Meanwhile, neighbors in the usually quiet section of the county are worried.
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The December 1992 explosion at a Wise County mine has resulted in seven lawsuits against the federal government.
A survivor and the widows of six of the eight miners killed in the accident each seek five million dollars.
The suits claim federal mine inspectors overlooked safety violations at Southmountain Coal Company Mine Number Three.
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