[7-11Campaign-Finance]

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Roanoke's four mayoral candidates have filed their campaign finance statements.
So far, the Republican nominee has raised more money than the other three candidates combined.
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Republican Ralph Smith collected more than 54-thousand dollars in his bid for mayor...all of it in contributions.
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Next in line, incumbent Democrat David Bowers. He brought in more than 25-thousand dollars. Part of that was a personal loan. [TAKE 1028]
Independent Mac McCadden collected 14-thousand dollars, all but 13-hundred in contributions. [ADD 1029]
And Duane Howard, the other independent, reported no contributions and loans of almost 12-hundred dollars.
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[7-11Trout]


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Roanoke City Councilman Jim Trout is dropping his bid for re-election.
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A campaign aide says Trout did NOT respond as well to the heart surgery as the doctors had hoped, and he's taken a turn for the worse.
Doctors found and repaired a tear in Trout's aorta.
There are now six candidates vying for three open seats on council.
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[7-Cancer-Walk]


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[***ANCHOR TAG***]
Raising money for cancer research is the mission of a Virginia man on a cross country walk.
He's walking 3-thousand miles for the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond and yesterday he made a stop in Salem.


Kate Weidaw has his story.
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[SUPER=01-Kevin Looney/Walking for Cancer Research;:25]
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((If you see Kevin Looney walking on the side of the road he says don't honk but stop and give him a donation for cancer research. Earlier this month this 36 year old from Williamsburg began a 3000 mile walk that will take him to Long Beach, California -- he hopes to be there by mid November. He calls his journey a Walk Across America for Pennies a Mile.

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((KEVIN LOONEY: WE HAVE A GOAL OF RAISING ONE MILLION DOLLARS IT'S 3000 MILES A PENNY A MILE AND WE HOPE TO HAVE 33,333 PEOPLE DONATE A PENNY A MILE.))
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But before he takes off on foot he drives the route with his pickup.

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((KEVIN LOONEY: I GET A DAY OF PRE DRIVING THE ROUTE CHECK ON WATER STOPS, FOOD STOPS, LOCAL HELP.))
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[RUNS06]
He then hitches a ride back and walks to his destination which is about one hundred miles down the road. Looney says he finds people are more then willing help him find a place to stay at night.
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((KEVIN LOONEY: PEOPLE HAVE BEEN PUTTING US UP SOME LOCAL HOTELS THAT HAVE BEEN PUTTING US UP A LITTLE BIT OF EVERYTHING... LIVING OFF THE KINDNESS OF STRANGERS.))
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[RUNS10]
And what inspires him to keep going is the death of his father three years ago. He died of cancer.

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((KEVIN LOONEY: WHEN HE PASSED WE DIDN'T KNOW WHAT WE WERE GOING TO DO BUT WE KNEW WE HAD TO DO SOMETHING.))
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[RUNS06]
Now he hopes his efforts will inspire others to donate their money to help find a cure for cancer. Kate Weidaw News 7 Salem.))
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You can follow Kevin's journey or make a donation by logging onto www dot penny a mile dot org.
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[7Weather]


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Here's a look at your damp Tuesday forecast.
Rain throughout the day, heavy at times.
Highs in the upper 40s to low 50s.
Tonight, cloudy and cool with a chance of drizzle.
Lows in the low 40s.
The extended forecast...

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[45-11M'ville-Shooting]


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Martinsville police are looking for two murder suspects.
Two separate shooting's over the holiday weekend left two people dead and another seriously wounded.
Surae Chinn has more on the investigation.
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[SUPER=01-Warren Jackson/Jones' Father; :41]
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(( Authorities arrived at Applebees to find Jose Francisco Jimenez dead in the parking lot and another victim seriously injured. Now there's a manhunt for 38 year old Jose Luis Rendon Garcia.
[SOT 57:30]

((MICHAEL ROGERS/MARTINSVILLE POLICE CHIEF: WE'RE MAKING EVERY EFFORT AT THIS TIME TO LOCATE THE SUSPECT WE HAVE CONCERNS HE IS TRYING TO LEAVE THE COUNTRY.)) [RUNS:10]
Another shooting on 4th street claimed the life of 27 year old Sidney Lloyd Jones.
Two murders on Easter weekend have authorities and family wondering why. That's true especially for Warren Jackson--The father of Sidney Jones.
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((WARREN JACKSON/JONE'S FATHER: THE HARD THING I'D SAY IS LIVING WITH IT. WHY DID IT HAPPEN. I HAVE TO LIVE WITH IT FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE.)) [RUNS:15]
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((SURAE CHINN/REPORTING: THE TWO VICTIMS SUFFERED A SIMILAR FATE. BOTH HAD GUN SHOT WOUNDS AND WERE LEFT TO DIE IN PUBLIC PLACES BUT MARTINSVILLE AUTHORITIES SAY THERE IS NO CONNECTION WITH THE TWO MURDERS.)) [RUNS:10]
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((MICHAEL ROGERS/MARTINSVILLE POLICE CHIEF: THEY'RE NOT RELATED AT ALL AS FAR AS SIMILARITIES. IT'S JUST VERY UNFORTUNATE THAT YOU HAVE TWO YOUNG PEOPLE WHO HAVE LOST THEIR LIVES.)) [RUNS:10]
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((WARREN JACKSON/JONES FATHER: HE'S A FINE DUDE. I LOVE HIM AND I'M GOING TO MISS HIM.)) [RUNS:05]
Federal agents, state police and all Martinsville investigators are working to close these cases. For the families of Jimenez and Jones it can't come soon enough. Surae Chinn, News7 Martinsville.))
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[45-11Otte]


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A court date has been set for the woman charged with killing her baby in a microwave oven.
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Elizabeth (OH-tay) Otte will go on trial this September, one year after her one-month-old was found dead in her home.
[SUPER=03-New Kent Co./March 6, 1999;]


Otte's lawyers have indicated they plan to use an insanity defense.
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She's gone through testing and counseling to determine her state of mind.
But the judge has ordered the results kept under seal.

[45-11Childrens-Home]


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Two teens face adult charges for allegedly sexually abusing two boys at a Wytheville children's home.
Jacob Earl Cregger and Jacori Carter -- both 16 -- are charged with sodomizing the boys at the Presbyterian Children's Home for troubled teens in October.
They're being held without bail at the regional jail in Dublin.

[45Weather]


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Taking a break from the news to check the forecast...
Rain, could be heavy at times with highs today near 50.
Cloudy and cool with a chance of drizzle tonight with lows in the lower 40s.
In the extended outlook...lingering clouds tomorrow with a gradual warm- up toward the end of the week.

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[8-shooting]


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There has been another shooting in southside.
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[vo-nat]
Meantime, Martinsville police continue to search for two murder suspects in connection to two weekend homicides.
One man was injured and a woman seriously wounded in a shooting Sunday night outside an Applebee's restaurant in Martinsville.
Saturday in Martinsville a man was found fatally shot on a roadside.
Police have named a suspect in the Sunday shooting, 38 year old Jose Luis Rendon Garcia.
Police say The Martinsville shooting's are not connected.
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[8-11Plane-Crash]


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Relatives of the five family members who were killed in a plane crash in Norton Friday afternoon are trying to cope with the loss.
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William Lewis McCulley, his wife Cindy Walden McCulley and their two children Ryan and Meagan, and Cindy's father Ira Walden -- were flying from Nashville to Roanoke when their single engine aircraft dropped off radar.
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William's brother Scott McCulley says they were coming to Moneta for Easter and to celebrate his son's birthday.
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[SOT49:54]
[IN Q=It's a life changing experience]

((SCOTT MCCULLEY/VICTIM'S BROTHER: IT'S A LIFE CHANGING EXPERIENCE. I MEAN YOU ALWAYS READ ABOUT THINGS THAT YOU HAVE TO HAVE A LIFE ALTERING EXPERIENCE TO CHANGE YOUR VIEW OF THE WORLD))
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McCulley say it's important to hug your family members because each day is precious.
The family is still waiting to hear what caused the crash.
McCulley believes pilot error was not a factor-- because Ira Walden was an experienced aviator and had flown in the area before.
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[8-11Flying-J]


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A Wytheville travel plaza has been fined for an explosion that killed an employee.
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[SUPER=03-Wytheville/October 1999;]


The Department of Labor fined Flying J Travel Plaza more than 27-thousand dollars in connection with the October gas pump fire.
Employee Ernest Osborne was killed while changing a gas pump filter when it exploded.
The labor department cites Flying J for exposing employees to danger and not training them properly.
Labor department officials say Flying J plans to appeal.
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[8-11CSX-Earnings]


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Norfolk Southern has had it's share of ups and downs since the break up of Conrail.
Now the other railroad involved is having trouble too.
Richmond-based C-S-X blames higher fuel costs, wage increases and congestion on the rail lines for what it calls ``unsatisfactory'' earnings.
During the first quarter, the company reported earnings of 29-million dollars -- compared to 75-million during the same period last year.

[8-11Meningitis]


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A 19-year-old Radford University meningitis patient was released from the hospital Sunday.
So far, there are no new cases of the bacterial infection.
Health officials have stopped running the free vaccination drives at the school.

[8Weather]


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Let's take one more look at your Tuesday forecast...
Rain likely today, heavy at times.
Cool highs this afternoon only reaching 50.
Staying clouds overnight, with lows in the lower 40s.
In the extended outlook...lingering clouds tomorrow with a gradual warm- up toward the end of the week.

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