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A day-long stand-off ends with a suspect in custody. We've got a LIVE report ready for you at the top of the hour on NEWS 7.
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And we'll hear from a Rockbridge County couple who lost two children in a fire overnight.

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Tonight on News 7 sports - we'll head to Bracketville and check out the March Madness broadcast schedule for later this week here on WDBJ-7. ` Plus, we'll chat with retiring Roanoke Times sports writer Bob Teitlebaum.
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And hear from the Sweet 16 bound UVa women.`
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It's over ... eight hours, and several gunshots, after it started.
A Henry County man is in custody after a standoff with dozens of police and sheriff's deputies.
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They were sent to a home this morning along Reynolds Park drive, southeast of Martinsville in Henry County.
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Surae Chinn is near the home, with word on how it ended.
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Fire claimed the lives of two children near Lexington last night.
Two OTHER children- -three-year old twins- -made it out alive with their father. But Kenny Higgins couldn't save everybody.
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Fire consumed the home. Initial indications are it was accidental, but state police fire investigators will need some time to confirm that.
Kenny Higgins was home with the kids, while Frances Chittum was at work at White's Truck Stop. A sheriff's deputy picked her up at White's and rushed her to Stonewall Jackson Hospital where Kenny and the twins had been taken.
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12-year old Rebecca Chittum was a Sixth Grader at Maury River Middle School.
7-year old Kassidy Higgins was in second grade at Central Elementary.
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The two girls attended the Lexington Church of God where funeral services will be held.
Their grandmother, MARY Higgins, will accept donations on behalf of the family.










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A Virginia Tech student who left her newborn baby's body in a Blacksburg dumpster was arrested today... and then released on Eric dollars bond.
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21-year-old Rosetta Elizabeth Clark was charged with improperly disposing of the baby's body... a misdemeanor.
Police found the baby boy wrapped inside several plastic bags in a dumpster more than a week ago.
Last week, a medical examiner ruled that the baby was dead at birth.
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[Escapee]


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A man found praying along a highway is dead, after escaping from a sheriff's car, and running into a truck.
All this started when state police found 31 year James Patrick Looney of Charlottesville praying along Interstate 64 in Alleghany County.
He was picked up, and en route to the UVA Medical Center for a mental evaluation, when he escaped from the sheriff's vehicle.
State police say Looney ran across traffic on I-81 and was run over by a tractor trailer.



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The numbers are in. Still ahead on News 7, why so many people want to be Hokies.
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And do you remember the drought? Even today, Roanoke City Council does, but members like what they hear.
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Being a Hokie just got a lot more popular... and, admissions counselors say, a lot more prestigious.
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Virginia Tech is reporting a record year in the number of freshman applicants ... a 12-percent INCREASE over last year.
This year, there are more than 18-thousand applicants vying for just over 4-thousand spots.
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((KAREN TORGERSEN/DIRECTOR OF ADMISSIONS: IT MEANS THAT A VIRGINIA TECH EDUCATION IS BECOMING VERY MUCH IN DEMAND AND FOR OUR GRADUATES, IT MEANS THAT IN THE JOB MARKET WE'LL BE SEEING MORE OF A DEMAND FOR THESE STUDENTS. ))
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Admissions counselors say the applications onslaught is the result of a strong technology curriculum, a leap up the rankings in U-S News and World Report ... AND a winning football season.
Tech officials say the typical student being offered admission has a 3-point-7 grade point average and a 12-12 SAT score.
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Just last month, another state school -- the University of Virginia -- reported a 15-percent DECLINE in applicatio

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A close call this morning for workers constructing Virginia's tallest bridge....
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A crane being used at the bridge collapsed shortly before 10 this morning.
About five workers were near the crane, pouring concrete at the time.
No one was hurt... but the arm of the crane broke in half.
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In December of 1998, the same bridge was the scene of a deadly accident.
A worker was killed when he slipped and fell inside a pillar of the bridge.
The bridge is scheduled for completion in February of next year.
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Investors moved their money from tech stocks to old-fashioned industrial shares today. [TAKE DOW, NASDAQ & BLOOMBERG PAGE ]
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A federal judge in Roanoke has dismissed a lawsuit filed by three former VMI cadets.
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They were expelled for honor code violations arising from a hazing incident two years ago.
The former seniors say VMI's investigation of the incident and the honor court trial violated their constitutional rights.
Today, Judge Jackson Kiser ruled the Institute and the Board of Visitors are exempt from such lawsuits.
But he did give the plaintiffs 30 days to amend their complaint and re-file it.
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A Bedford County man facing federal tax evasion charges pled not guilty in Lynchburg's U-S District Court today.


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34- year- old Jeffrey Randall Breeden is accused of promoting a tax scheme where he allegedly told participants they were exempt from federal income tax.
Breeden entered a plea today without an attorney to represent him.
He blamed News7's coverage of his case for his failure to find a lawyer.
Judge Norman Moon appointed James Angel to represent Breeden at his trial, which is scheduled to begin May 30th.

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He's best know as "Radar" O'Reilly on "MASH", and while that role is long gone, actor Gary Burghoff is still keeping busy.
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Burghoff spends a lot of his time acting on the stage.
Right now, that stage is at Covington High School where he will be performing in Neil Simon's "Last of the Red Hot Lovers" this Wednesday.
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Burghoff says he remembers his MASH days fondly, and even though it may be behind him, fans still call him Radar.
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Coming your way tonight on News 7 sports - the broadcast brackets for this week's March Madness are all set. A former Martinsville and Tech star will join Brad Bradley's staff in Naruna.
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And we'll visit with the retiring Roanoke Times high school sports editor Bob Teitlebaum.
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It will be tough to top the past four days of March Madness, but more of the same type of nailbiting chaos is coming your way later this week right here on Your Hometown Station.
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[PINNACLE 7511] Thursday night we have the two sweet 16 matchups from the Midwest region here on WDBJ-7 as Michigan State and Syracuse battle at 7:30 - followed by Iowa State against UCLA.
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[PINNACLE 7512] And Friday night, it's an ACC-SEC bonanza. Look at these matchups. North Carolina against Tennessee in the South followed by Duke and Florida from the east. The action begins at 7:30.
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The Virginia women's basketball team is anxiously awaiting it's sweet 16 match up with the winner of tonight's Tennessee/Arizona game. The Lady Cavaliers have reached the third round for the 12th time in the last 14 seasons.
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The round of 16 begins March 25th. This Saturday, the Lady Cavaliers will play in Memphis, Tennessee.

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The Express returns to the Round House this Friday. Roanoke has a chance to break the ECHL record for fewest goals allowed in a season.
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The Express has allowed 162 goals and the ECHL record is 180. Roanoke has six games remaining and if Berthiaume and Gagnon give up less than three a game, they break it.
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Former Hampton Roads goaltender, Olaf Kolzig, has put his name in the Washington Capitals' record book for most wins in a single season.
Kolzig is 36-18-10 after Sunday's 5-2 win against the Lightning.
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Washington leads the Southeast Division by six points over Florida.
Kolzig recorded 27 saves. Chris Simon and Sergei Gonchar scored two goals each in the five to two win.
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The Capitals visit St. Louis tonight with a four game win streak on the line and a six point lead over Florida in the Southeast division.

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P.J. Preston, a former Friday Football Extra player of the week at Martinsville and one time Virginia Tech standout linebacker, is back in football.
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Preston has been named an assistant coach at William Campbell High School under Brad Bradley. Preston, who is an administrative assistant at the school, will work with linebackers and running backs.
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One of the area's most prominent sports figures is retiring at the end of this month. Roanoke Times high school sports editor Bob Teitlebaum has decided that at the age of 61 the time is right to ease into retirement.
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(( The man known to his friends and colleagues as "Teits" has been covering sporting events for newspapers in Tennessee and Virginia since the day he graduated from Vanderbilt. In that time he's witnessed everything from the integration of high school athletics to the unexplainable popularity of tattoos. ((BOB TEITLEBAUM:)) Athletes aren't the only things that have changed over the years. Being a reporter in this new century means being someone who does more than just report the facts. ((BOB TEITLEBAUM:)) Teitlebaum is a history major, who is also has a passion for old western movies. Ironically, there were times in the early days of his newspaper career when he probably felt like he was working with big screen cowboys Lash Larue and Johnny Mack Brown. )) ((BOB TEILEBAUM:))
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Teitlebaum says he plans to stay busy this summer by serving as one of the official scorers for Avalanche home games.



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Roanoke officials say today's rainfall was a wonderful backdrop to a positive report on the city's water situation.
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Umbrellas were standard equipment in downtown Roanoke, but there were no complaints at city hall where officials have been keeping a close eye on Carvins Cove.
At this time last year, the water level at the city's main reservoir was 18 feet below the spillway. This morning it was at eight and half feet, and rising.
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Since last year, the city has signed a water sharing agreement with Roanoke County, and has started developing more wells.
Kiser told city council that he expects the water level of Carvins Cove to be close to normal before summer.
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Some minorities are upset with the way the Roanoke police department treats them. So tonight they're taking their complaints before City Council.
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Jean Jadhon is in the newsroom with more.
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There's an advertisement in the Roanoke Tribune, a weekly paper serving the city's black community, asking concerned residents to attend tonight's meeting.
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One incident that prompted these concerns began last December when Officer William Boucher pursued Wilbert Lewis after he refused to pull over. When the cars did come a stop the officer believed Lewis was reaching for a gun and shot him. A gun was never found in Lewis' car.
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Tonight on News 7 at 11, hear what concerned residents have to say
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and find out how city council reacts.



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