In less than week, a third murder in Southside.
Police are looking for a man who gunned down a woman this morning in Danville.
Officers arrived on the scene at Cole and Lee Streets in Danville to find 47 year old Phylis Ann Adams dead with at least two gunshot wounds.
Family members say she was on her way to the bus stop to go to work.
Emotional family members stood by as authorities carried her body away.
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((DIANE WILLIAMS/VICTIM'S FAMILY MEMBER: I'M ANGRY, ANGRY REALLY ANGRY. SHE NEVER BOTHERED NOBODY SHE AIN'T NEVER BOTHER NOBODY-- SHE GOTO WORK SHE COME BACK HOME SHE TALKS TO ME--WE TALK.))
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Danville police brought in a sniffing dog to track down the scent of the killer.
Authorities are looking for a black male, dressed in black and about 6 feet.
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If anyone has information they are being asked to call the Danville Police Department at 804-799-5111.
Meanwhile, Martinsville authorities are looking for two murder suspects wanted in connection with two seperate murders over the holiday weekend.
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.
((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.))
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.
((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.))
((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.))
((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.))
((WARREN JACKSON/JONES FATHER: HE'S A FINE DUDE. I LOVE HIM AND I'M GOING TO MISS HIM.))
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.))
Washington D-C police are looking for a teen gunman involved in yesterday's shooting at the National Zoo.
One eleven year old is brain dead and is being kept alive by machines to allow his family to donate his organs.
Six other young people, ages 11 to 16 were also shot.
Police believe two groups of teenagers, possibly gang members were fighting, when gunfire broke out.
Small children were caught in the crossfire.
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((Security for the Zoo was attempting to get kids
out of zoo when violence erupted. Someone produced handgun began shooting.
[SUPER=01-Charles Ramsey/Washington DC Police Chief;]
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Police are investigating whether the attack was gang related.
The National Zoo, one of Washington's most visited sites, remains closed today.
The Hollywood director who made "Saving Private Ryan" is making a big donation to the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford.
Steven Spielberg has agreed to build a theater that will be part of the education center.
The theater will be named after his father, Arnold, who served in World War Two.
Officials with the Memorial wouldn't say how large the gift from Spielberg is.
The U-S Supreme Court is hearing arguments
today on whether states can ban so-called ``partial-birth
The case stems from a Nebraska law -- which makes it a
crime for doctors to perform such procedures.
Thirty states have similar laws.
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There's still no word on what caused the Easter weekend plane crash in Norton that killed 5 family members. Meanwhile, the relatives are trying to cope with the loss.
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.
William's brother Scott McCulley says they were coming to Moneta for Easter and to celebrate his son's birthday.
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((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.
A new report released this morning on the quality of life in the New Century Regional reveals these are the good times.
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The Vital Signs project contains new research on everything from government satisfaction to entertainment.
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((ROBERT MANETTA/VITAL SIGNS PROJECT: WHATEVER THINGS YOU THINK NEED TO BE IMPROVED WHETHER YOUR MAJOR FOCUS IS ECONOMIC OR YOUR MAJOR FOCUS IS PRIMARY EDUCATION, YOU'LL FIND INDICATORS IN THERE THAT WOULD MEASURE THEM.))
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The new century region includes 12 counties and five cities in Southwest Virginia.
Attorney General Janet Reno is meeting with Republican Senators today to explain the Saturday armed seizure of Elian Gonzalez.
Lee Cowan has the latest from Andrews Air Force Base where the boy remains secluded with his father.
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[SUPER=01-Sen. Connie Mack/(R) FL;]
[SUPER=01-Joe Lockhart/White House Spokesman;]
[SUPER=01-Marisleysis Gonzalez/Elian's Counsin;]
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There were raised fists on Capitol Hill this morning, after
handshakes for Janet Reno at the White House yesterday.
Today, shes facing tough questions from Senators about her tactics
during Saturdays pre-dawn raid.
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Critics charge she acted too fast ordering armed agents into the
Little Havana home while negotiators were still gingerly working out a
In Miami demonstrators who TOOK to the streets last week now
EMPTIED them in protest a general strike by Cuban Americans had
attempted to create a dead city.
In Washington, Judiciary Chairman Henry Hyde announced plans to
begin a formal inquiry, and claimed the criticism of Renos actions was
coming from both Republicans and Democrats.
It comes in the face of public opinion steadfastly behind the
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I would hope that the Congress would do and pursue what THEY think is
right, not necessarily what people in the country think we should or
shouldnt be doing.
The White House says Reno had no other choice especially in light
of a perceived threat.
SOT/JOE LOCKHART, WHITE HOUSE SPOKESMAN 07:04:12
These people who went in were potentially risking their lives. There
were reports of weapons. Some of the relatives had made threats of
anyone coming into the house. They came in, they did, they performed a
The relatives made a third failed attempt to visit Elian last
night. Turned away from the gates at Andrews Air Force Base they made
a bee-line for the cameras.
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This time, he's a welcome guest.
U-S Senator John McCain is back on Vietnamese soil, where he spent five years as a prisoner of war.
He and other P-O-W's are in Vietnam for ceremonies Sunday
marking the 25th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War.
McCain was a Navy pilot on a bombing flight when his plane was shot down in 19-67.
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McCain:So my job here is to commemorate the beginning of the new
relationship between the United States and Vietnam and to encourage
further trade especially between our two countries. ))
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Before heading into Hanoi, McCain attended a solemn airport ceremony in which remains believed to be from six U-S servicemen who had been
missing in action were put on a C-17 cargo plane to be taken back to America.
A September trial date has been set for the young woman accused of killing her baby in a microwave oven.
Elizabeth (OH-tay) Otte will go on trial, one year after her one-month-old was found dead in her home.
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Her lawyers have indicated they plan to use an insanity defense.
Otte's undergone pyschological testing and counseling to determine her state of mind.
But the judge has ordered the results kept under seal.
The Department of Labor fined Flying J Travel Plaza in Wytheville more than 27-thousand dollars in connection with the deadly explosion last October.
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.
All four Roanoke mayoral candidates have filed their campaign finance statements.
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Republican Ralph Smith collected more than 54-thousand dollars in his bid for mayor...all of it in contributions.
Next in line, incumbent Democrat David Bowers. He brought in more than 25-thousand dollars. Part of that was a personal loan.
Independent Mac McCadden collected 14-thousand dollars, all but 13-hundred in contributions.
And Duane Howard, the other independent, reported no contributions and loans of almost 12-hundred dollars.
A scare aboard an Alaska Airlines jet last night.
A bullet from a hidden gun on an Alaska Airlines flight apparently just missed passengers.
The gun was stored in a bag in the cargo hold.
It went off and the bullet
traveled into the passenger area and lodged in a diaper bag.
None of the 86 passengers aboard was injured.
NASA may try again this afternoon to launch the space
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But like yesterday, strong winds may keep it grounded.
Officials say they will decide this morning whether to try for
an afternoon liftoff or wait for better weather tomorrow.
Shuttle managers are under pressure to get Atlantis to the
international space station soon. The still-unfinished outpost is
losing altitude and power.
Crew members are set to install new batteries and boost the station's orbit.
A Virginia man is walking 3-thousand miles for a good cause.
He's on a mission to raise money for children's cancer research.
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.
((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.))
But before he takes off on foot he drives the route with his pickup.
((KEVIN LOONEY: I GET A DAY OF PRE DRIVING THE ROUTE CHECK ON WATER STOPS, FOOD STOPS, LOCAL HELP.))
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.
((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.))
And what inspires him to keep going is the death of his father three years ago. He died of cancer.
((KEVIN LOONEY: WHEN HE PASSED WE DIDN'T KNOW WHAT WE WERE GOING TO DO BUT WE KNEW WE HAD TO DO SOMETHING.))
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.