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They did it. Undefeated Virginia Tech devours Boston College.
We'll take you to Lane Stadium in just a second.
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We'll also check out traffic in the vicinity and drop by the mall for a little Christmas shopping.

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In sports, another man is arrested and charged with conspiracy in the drive by shooting of Rae Carruth's pregnant girlfriend.
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And the Virginia Tech wins the biggest game in Hokie football history we'll have a live report from Blacksburg.
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Some decent showers today but the threat of rain is moving away. Details ahead.
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Traffic is moving freely through Christiansburg as fans head home from the Tech game. But V-DOT is warning about some potential trouble spots.
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Tina Tenret is on Route 460 in Christiansburg with a look at the roads.
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Keith you can tell behind me that the traffic lights are flashing yellow meaning that Tech traffic can coast right through this intersection without getting backed up. Another thing that helped prevent jams is that many fans hit the road early.
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The holidays are traditionally a time for giving.
A couple of guys in Roanoke today thought it was better to get.
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They robbed the First Virginia Bank branch on 419 at gunpoint this afternoon. Witnesses say a white man and an African-American- -each around 20 years old- -entered the bank wearing fake beards and blue jumpsuits. When the robbers got to their car, the dye pack discharged, spraying the bandits with red dye. The two men left their dye-stained clothing behind and fled.
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((SERGEANT STAN SMITH/ ROANOKE POLICE: THEY WERE LAST SEEN GETTING IN A DEEP RED OR MAROON MIDSIZE VEHICLE GOING ONTO 419 FROM KEGGY ROAD, HEADING NORTHBOUND.))
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Police say robberies DO pick up during the holidays, but this is the first bank robbery they have seen in the Roanoke Valley in quite a while.
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The driver of the school bus that ran off the road in Bedford County Wednesday is doing better today.
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The wreck sent more than a dozen people - most of them elementary-school students - to the hospital.
Ferris Booth apparently blacked out at the wheel, and the bus he was driving hit a tree.
He was in critical condition, but is now listed in serious condition.
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Virginia Tech has done it.
The Hokies handily defeated Boston College just moments ago.
That means a possible trip to the Sugar Bowl, to vie for the National Championship title.
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Mike Stevens is live at the scene of all the excitement.
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State workers not only have the day off.
Today they got a big pay raise.
We'll have the story.
Plus...
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It's the biggest shopping day of the year... But in our area - retailers say another attraction took center stage today.
Joy Sutton has the story.
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((For Mike Horton shopping on the day after Thanksgiving is a family tradition. And this year was no different -- even though he says he wanted to go to the Tech game.
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((MIKE HORTON: IT WAS VERY HARD I HAD TO COME COMPLETELY THROUGH CHRISTIANSBURG AND BLACKSBURG AND SEE ALL THE TECH PEOPLE GOING TO THE GAME. BUT I HAD TO COME TO THE MALL THANKS TO MY WIFE))
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And retailers say although the customers were pouring into the mall at 7 am -- they say the crowd started to die down as game time approached.
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((LARA BINGEMAN/RETAILER: I THINK SALES HAVE BEEN STRONG IN COMPARISON TO LAST YEAR BUT WE HAVE NOTICED A DECREASE IN THE AFTERNOON SALES AND I THINK THAT HAS TO DO WITH THE VIRGINIA TECH GAME))
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But some shoppers say THEY couldn't afford to miss all of the holiday bargains.
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((DENNIS WATSON: FOUND SOME 50-PERCENT OFFS. A LOT OF GOOD DEALS. STUFF FOR LIKE 49, 50 DOLLARS DOWN TO LIKE 14 DOLLARS))
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Shopping wasn't the only attraction at the mall. Santa Clause stopped by to take pictures with kids and listen to their holiday wish lists.
And many customers say this day kicks off their Christmas shopping -- with just about a month to go before the presents go under the tree.
Joy Sutton, News 7, Roanoke.))











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Retailers aren't the only ones with fatter wallets this holiday season.
It is the first day of the pay period in which state workers will get their largest raises this decade.
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State workers will get four percent across-the-board raises -- with an extra two and a quarter percent raise for those meeting or exceeding expectations.
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Correctional officers will finally see a whopping 13-point-7 percent raise.
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((VICKI SCOTT/POWHATAN CORRECTIONAL OFFICER: WE HAVE A LOT OF STRESS THAT WE'RE UNDER EVERY DAY. AND WE COME IN HERE EVERY DAY KNOWING THAT ANYTHING COULD HAPPEN. ANYTHING COULD GO WRONG AT ANY SECOND. Will the money help? OH YEAH. IT GIVES US INCENTIVE TO COME IN EVERY DAY. OF COURSE IT DOES. MONEY HELPS ATTITUDES.))
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Corrections has also created two new pay grades for senior, front-line officers.
The new grades will encourage senior officers to stay in the prisons-- instead of taking desk jobs to increase their pay.
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A quiet day of abbreviated trading on Wall Street. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE ]
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The Roanoke Chapter of the N-double-A-C-P is celebrating its 50th birthday this year and tonight is the annual Freedom Fund banquet.
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The speaker for the evening is the director of the N-double-A-C-P Washington Bureau. He hopes to focus on the legislative side of the group's agenda.
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((HILARY O. SHELTON/ NAACP WASHINGTON DIRECTOR: I THINK BEING VIGILANT IS SOMETHING WE'RE GOING TO SPEND A LOT OF TIME TALKING ABOUT. ALL THIS STUFF TRICKLES DOWN TO THE GROUND HERE IN ROANOKE.))
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Shelton is addressing such issues as affirmative action, education, and hate crimes. He hopes to keep members informed about legislation on these issues. Roanoke Chapter president Martin Jeffrey says that the local chapter has gotten 200 new members in the past year. But -- he refused to say how many members the organization actually has.
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A week after filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, Patrick County's financially unstable hospital is appealing to local residents to aid in its recovery.
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Hospital administrators at Patrick Community Hospital say they're opening an account to accept donations at Crestar Bank in Stuart.
They say community response has already been positive.
Patient visits are going up and calls from vendors and bill collectors have gone down.
Administrators say even though many vendors are still waiting to be paid, most are still providing critical services to the hospital.
The hospital has about four months to come up with a plan to repay its debts.
It owes more than 5 million dollars.
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And coming up in sports, The Hokies beat Boston College in Blacksburg Nebraska hooked up with Colorado today.
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and Texas A & M helped the Hokies today upsetting Texas, which will play Nebraska next week for the conference championship.
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In the biggest game in Virginia Tech history, the Hokies hooked up with Boston College at Lane Stadium in Blacksburg.
Mike Stevens and the News 7 sports crew are at the game. Mike?
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Nebraska, third in the B-C-S scored twice in the first quarter but Colorado would come back and tie the game with less than 3 minutes left but Nebraska wins it in overtime 33 to 30.
The Cornhuskers play Texas next week for the Big 12 Championship.






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Texas A & M rallied in the second half coming from behind to beat Texas 20 to 16.
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Students from both schools remember the fallen students from the bonfire Collapse.
Texas would take its first lead in the second quarter Hodges Mitchell takes the handoff reverses field and scores on the 14 yard T-D run to make it 9 to 6 Texas.
But A & M rallied Ja Mar Toombs scores his second T-D of the game when he takes in from 99 yards out to make it 16 to 13 Texas.
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A & M put the game away in the fourth Randy McCown hits Matt Bumgardner on the 14 yard T-D pass and the Aggies win it 20 to 16.
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In other college action, Marshall remained undefeated with a 34 to 33 win over Ohio.

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Bond for Carolina Panther wide receiver Rae Carruth has been set at one and a half million Dollars.
Carruth is one of three men charged with last week's shooting of Cherica Adams.
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Carruth and the two other men are charged with conspiracy to commit first degree murder, attempted murder and shooting into an occupied vehicle.
And the news of Carruth shocked his Panther teammates.
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William Watkins and Michael Kennedy both of Charlotte face the same charges.

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The Virginia Cavaliers rebounded today from their first round loss to South Carolina in the Puerto Rico Shootout.


Donald Hand scored 26 and Travis Watson 15 as the Cavaliers beat Providence 80 to 64.
Virginia is 2 and 1.


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