[7-11Amherst-Murders]

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Two people were shot and killed after an argument over a cell phone turned violent in Amherst County.
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Police were called to the corner of Wright Shop Road and Penn Lane shortly after three yesterday.
17-year old Bryan Thomas and his 21-year old sister Stephanie had been shot to death on the front lawn of their home.
Witnesses immediately identified 26-year old Carlos Tabb as the gunman.
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((JIMMY AYERS/AMHERST CO. SHERIFF: THEY GOT IN HERE AND OF COURSE THE SUSPECT WAS GONE BUT THE WITNESSES ON THE SCENE GAVE THE INFORMATION AS TO WHAT TYPE VEHICLE HE WAS IN AND IDENTIFIED HIM. AND THEY IMMEDIATELY GAVE THAT OUT TO THE OTHER UNITS RESPONDING THIS WAY BECAUSE THEY DIDN'T KNOW THE DIRECTION OF TRAVEL.))
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Tabb was arrested a short while later on Route 460 in Campbell County.
Murder charges against him are pending.
Police say it's possible one or both of the victims was armed with a weapon as well.
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[7-11Henry-Murder]


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Henry County authorities are trying to figure out why a North Carolina woman allegedly came to the county to kill her step father.
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44 year old Vicki Emter Gammon is charged with the murder of 72 year old Aaron Quinn.
Authorities questioned Gammon Sunday night after she allegedly hit about six cars and a pedestrian.
They were then led to Ferndale Court in Henry County to find the suspect's step-father on the kitchen floor with multiple stab wounds.
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((CAPT. KIMMY NESTER/HENRY CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT. ; THE FAMILY IS RATHER DISTRAUGHT AND THE COMMUNITY OVER WHAT HAPPENED THERE WERE SO MANY PEOPLE WERE ON THE PUBLIC ROADWAYS IN HENRY COUNTY --MARTINSVILLE. SO THE COMMUNITY IS SOMEWHAT OF A SHOCK THAT THIS EPISODE OCCURRED YESTERDAY.))
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Authorities are checking into Gammon's mental condition.
It's been reported she has a history of mental illness.
Meanwhile, injuries in the ACCIDENTS were non-life threatening.
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[7-11M'ville-Murder]


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Martinsville authorities are continuing the search for two suspects wanted in connection for two seperate murders in the city over Easter weekend.
A grand jury has already indicted 38 year old Jose Luis Rendon for the aggravated malicious wounding of his daughter.
He is also charged with murdering 28 year old Jose Francisco Jimenez.
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Martinsville authorities also need your help in locating this man-- 24 year old David Tashawn Martin.
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He's accused of fatally shooting a man on Easter Sunday. Martin is about 6 feet tall and weighs 165 pounds. He has a tear drop tattoo under his left eye.
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[7-POLLS]


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Today is municipal election day in Virginia.
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Voters in cities around the state will cast ballots for mayor and to fill city council seats.
Polls in Roanoke have been open since six this morning and close at 7 p-m.
We'll have more on the elections and voter turnout this afternoon on News 7 at Noon.
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[7Weather]


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Here's a look at your Tuesday forecast...
Some showers this morning, then skies turn partly sunny with highs in the upper 70s to low 80s.
Tonight, partly cloudy and windy. Lows in the upper 40s.
The extended forecast...

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[7BIRTHDAYS!] 5/3/00
Wednesday:

[SUPER=130-13/Casey Burton/Riner]



[SUPER=130-10/Andrew Powers/Roanoke]



[SUPER=130-13/Emily Routt/Roanoke]



[SUPER=130-2/Hunter Nelson/Roanoke]



[SUPER=130-55/Shirley Pagans/Wirtz]



[SUPER=130-4/Dustin Rice/Buena Vista]



[SUPER=130-43/Pete Santrock/Wirtz]



[SUPER=130-5/Tamra Quesenberry/Indian Valley]


No Pictures:

[SUPER=131-/Bobby Grindstaff/Snow Creek]



[SUPER=131-/Jimmy Ferguson/Snow Creek]


Anniversary:
[SUPER=131-/Randy & Angela Winn/Snow Creek]


Anniversary:
[SUPER=131-42nd/Richard & Betty Keith/Alum Ridge]





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[45-POLLS]


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Today is municipal election day in Virginia.
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The polls opened at 6 a-m and close at 7 tonight.
Voters in cities around the state will cast ballots for mayor and to fill city council seats.
We'll have more on the elections and voter turnout this afternoon on News 7 at Noon.
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[45-11Nicely]


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In the race for Vinton mayor one write in candidate has won the right to vote in his contest.
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Andy Nicely was told last month that his voter registration was being transferred from Vinton to Roanoke, after someone had challenged Nicely's right to vote in Vinton.
He owns property in Vinton, but his HOUSE is in Roanoke, according to the County registrar.
A Circuit Judge has ruled that the registrar didn't give Nicely "timely notice" of the transfer.
If Nicely defeats Councilman Don Davis-- who's name IS on the ballot-- someone is sure to challenge the outcome.

Registrar Diane St. John says she plans to pursue it no matter who wins.
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[45-11Power-Line]


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The fate of the controversial A-E-P power lines now rests in the hands of a judge with the State Corporation Commission.
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((NO LINE! NO LINE!))
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((TERESA GORE/POWER LINE OPPONENT: THEY'RE RUINING THE LANDSCAPE. THEY'RE TAKING AWAY FROM OUR CHILDREN. THEY'RE HURTING THEIR HEALTH. THEY'RE HURTING THEIR SPIRITS.))
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Teresa Gore is one of scores of power line protesters who got up at three A-M yesterday to travel from Bland County.
They sat in on the first day of two weeks worth of scheduled testimony over American Electric Power's proposed new line.
A-E-P got a boost this spring when the S-C-C staff agreed there's a need for a new line -- without picking which route would be best.
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((DAVE MUHLY/POWER LINE OPPONENT: STAFF HAS THE EAR OF AEP. THEY READ THE SAME BOOKS, TALK TO THE SAME FOLKS AND I'M NOT SURPRISED THEY COME TO VERY SIMILAR CONCLUSIONS.))
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((MICHAEL QUINAN/AMERICAN ELECTRIC POWER: BOTH THE STUDY TEAM AND THE COMPANY HAVE BEEN COMMITTED FROM DAY ONE TO DOING THE RIGHT THING, DOING A GOOD JOB... LEAST POSSIBLE IMPACT ON PEOPLE AND THE ENVIRONMENT.))
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S-C-C Judge Howard Anderson will hear evidence today on the need for the line.
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[45-11New-River-Castings]


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An announcement about the future of New River Castings is expected to be made today by Intermet's C-E-O.
Intermet officials aren't giving specifics.
But Radford officials are optimistic the plant will be rebuilt.
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The plant was destroyed in a March 5th gas explosion that killed three workers.
About 500 people lost their jobs.
Next week, Intermet will resume operations in one section of the plant.
The company's already applied for state permits that would pave the way to re-opening.
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Taking a break now from the news to check the forecast...
Morning showers will later give way to partly sunny skies and highs near 80.
Partly cloudy tonight, with lows in the upper 40s.
The five day outlook is rather cloudy, but still warm over the next couple of days with scattered showers possible late on Friday and Saturday.
Highs around 80.


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[8-POLLS]


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Today is municipal election day in Virginia.
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Voters in cities around the state will cast ballots for mayor and to fill city council seats.
Polls in Roanoke have been open since six this morning.
We'll have more on the elections and voter turnout this afternoon on News 7 at Noon.
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[8-State-Taxes]


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Many tax payers raced to their local revenue offices yesterday to file state income tax forms.
As Kate Weidaw explains, some tax payers waited until the last minute to file.
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With only two hours left before the revenue office in downtown Roanoke closed for the day, a steady stream of people were still walking through the door to hand in their income tax form. And with such little time left why do tax payers wait until the last minute?

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((SHERMAN HOLLAND/COMMISSIONER OF REVENUE: MOSTLY THIS TIME OF THE YEAR PEOPLE HAVE TAX DUES SO THEY WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE TO GET IT IN ON MAY FIRST.))
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And if you rushed to get your form filled out in time don't worry if you made a mistake.

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((SHERMAN HOLLAND: WE SCREEN ALMOST ALL OF THEM AND IF THERE ARE ERRORS WE'LL CALL THEM AND STRAIGHTEN IT OUT BEFORE IT GOES TO RICHMOND.))
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((KATE WEIDAW/REPORTING: SO IF YOU MISSED THE DEADLINE YOU CAN EXPECT TO PAY A 6 PERCENT PENALTY PER MONTH FOR UP TO FIVE MONTHS. KATE WEIDAW NEWS 7 ROANOKE.))
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[8-11Pitts-Budget]


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Pittsylvania County resident will have a property tax increase of more than a dime.
By a four to three vote, the board of supervisors approved a 93-million dollar budget that includes a 12-cent tax increase.
That would add about sixty dollars to the tax bill on a 50- thousand dollar home.
12 and a half million dollars will go to county schools-- that's a million and a half more than last year.

[8-11Arcadia-Leadership]


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State inspectors have decided to close a Botetourt County school.
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The Department of Social Services refused to renew the Arcadia Leadership Academy's license yesterday.
A four month investigation into the place revealed a staff member hit a student -- he was later fired.
Inspectors say the school is unsafe and unsupervised.
Sheriff's deputies recently charged a student with making and planting bomblike devices.
State inspectors could find no record that kids received their medicine.
School leaders say they are fixing problems and will appeal to get their license.
They say all 15 kids will be picked up this week.
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[8-11Meningitis]


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Another case of meningitis has been confirmed in The New River Health District. A 20-year old Virginia Tech student got sick April 22nd and was taken to Montgomery Regional Hospital. He was later transferred to the University of Virginia Medical Center where he was released Sunday. Three Radford University students contracted meningitis last month. The New River Health District Director says four cases this time of year is NOT unusual.

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Let's check out the Tuesday forecast once more....
Morning showers, then partly sunny today with highs again in the upper 70s.
Staying partly cloudy through tonight, with lows in the upper 40s.
The five day outlook is rather cloudy, but still warm over the next couple of days with scattered showers possible late on Friday and Saturday.
Highs around 80.


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