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Thousands of moms and others converge on the nation's capital-- appealing for what they call sensible gun laws.
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Good evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton.

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Today is Mother's Day but thousands of moms weren't at home with their families.
Instead they were taking part in the Million Mom March in Washington, DCTERMS.
Kate Weidaw has been following a group from Roanoke to see how the march affected them.
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An accident on I-81 has backed up northbound traffic at least two miles near the I-581 interchange.
We know that two vehicles are involved, one of them a tractor-trailer, the other a car, and at least one person in the car is injured.
Traffic on 581 is also backed up, from 81 back to Peters Creek Road. We will have more information as it hecomes available.




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The U.S. Forest Service is leading efforts to fight a brush fire that's coming close to a wilderness area.
A forest service official says lightning started the fire yesterday, near the James River Face Wilderness Area.
It's about 10 miles southeast of Natural Bridge.
Local volunteers are assisting federal and state efforts to bring the fire under control.
A helicopter is assisting firefighters on the ground.



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If you treated your mom to dinner or bought her something special today -- you were taking part in an American tradition that dates back to 1914.
Joy Sutton celebrated Mothers Day with some mothers in our area -- who've been celebrating the holiday since its inception.
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Mebus Pope was just 10 years old when Mothers Day became a holiday.
This 95 year old great grandmother -- says while she's received lots of gifts over the years -- celebrating this day with her children is what makes it so special.
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((MEBUS POPE: MY CHILDREN HAVE MEANT JUST SO MUCH TO ME THAT'S IT BEEN JUST GREAT BEING A MOTHER))
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And Pope's daughters joined dozens of others in celebrating this special day with the women at Elm Park Estates Retirement Residence in Roanoke County.
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((BETTY MCGEE/POPE'S DAUGHTER: I'M SURE HAVING A GREAT MOTHER HAS HELPED ME BE A MOTHER. WONDERFUL MEMORIES AT HER HOUSE AND THEN WITH MY CHILDREN AT MY HOUSE))

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Beatrice Burwell say as a retired teacher she has been a mother to hundreds of children -- and she says being a mother is a special role.
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((BEATRICE BURWELL: A MOTHER'S LOVE CAN NOT BE SURPASSED. A MOTHER WILL STAND BY YOU WHEN EVERYBODY ELSE IS GONE. A MOTHER DESERVES HONOR. SHE CAN'T GET TOO MUCH PRAISE))
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All of the women got special gifts from the staff -- but MaryJane Greer says the gift she received from her son on this holiday is one-of-a-kind.
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((MARYJANE GREER: I GOT A LEI FROM HAWAII FROM MY SON AND HIS WIFE IN HAWAII. IT'S ORCHIDS))
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And many of these grandmothers and great-grandmother -- say being a mother has been a dream come true -- and they wouldn't trade the experience for the world.
Joy Sutton, News 7, Roanoke County. ))













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It hardly matches the Big Game jackpot we saw last week, but Virginia's Lotto jackpot is growing.
Nobody picked all six winning numbers last night, and that brings the jackpot up to about 16 (M) million dollars for Wednesday night's drawing.






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And coming up, The Lady Maroons of Roanoke College played for a N-C-double-A regional title today highlights from the N-B-A.
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And the league suspended Reggie Miller and Matt Geiger for their fight in yestereday's Eastern Conference semifinal.

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The Lady Maroons of Roanoke College are the N-C-Double-A division three Atlantic Regional champions.
Roanoke beats Cabrini in 9 innings 3 to nothing.
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A nice crowd at the Moyers Sport Complex for the championship game.
The Lady Maroons try to score as Kari Whitney hits one to the fence but Holly Morris was thrown out at the plate sending the game to extra innings.
But Roanoke would break through in the top of the ninth. With the bases loaded Rachel Capozzi hits one back to the pitcher who bobbles the ball allowing Amy Layman to score the run to make it 1 to nothing.
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The Maroons add to their lead as Kelly Gouldthorpe hits this single to centerfield scoring Holly Morris and Kari Whitney and Roanoke gets the 3 to nothing win in 9 innings.
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Roanoke advances to the national championship bracket which begins on Thursday at the Moyer Sports Complex.

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The N-B-A Eastern Conference semi final between New York and Miami is tied at 2 games each.
This afternoon Charlie Ward scored 20 points as the Knicks beat the Heat 91 to 83.
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Jeff Van Gundy walking the sideline during a break in the action.
Jamal Mashburn pulls up and hits this jumper and the Heat trailed 73 to 68.
But New York's Allan Houston answered with this three pointer to make it an 8 point lead.
The Heat goes to its big man Alonzo Mourning he hits the turn around jumper but the Knicks maintained a six point lead.
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Then Ward took over down the stretch scoring New Yorks final 7 points as the Knicks get the 91 to 83 win.
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Indiana's Reggie Miller and Philadelphia's Matt Geiger have been suspended by the N-B-A for their fight in yesterday's game four of the Eastern Conference Semifinals.
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The suspensions are the result of Matt Geiger's second flagrant foul on Miller during the game. Miller pushed Geiger in the face both players were ejected.
Miller will sit out one game and Geiger two. Geiger was fined 20-thousand dollars and the 76-ers 50-thousand. Miller received a five thousand dollar fine.
Both players will miss game five tomorrow in Indianapolis
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If there's a game six, Geiger will miss it. Otherwise he will sit out the first game of next season.
The Pacers lead the series 3 games to 1.

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Washington and Lee advances to the N-C-Double-A Division three lacrosse final four for the first time since 1987.


The Generals beat Gettysburg 12 to 10.
Matt Dugan led the Generals with 3 goals and two assists.
Colin Dougherty had 2 goals and 3 assists.

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