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Tonight on News 7 at 5, an apparent gasoline explosion forces authorities to evacuate a Roanoke apartment complex.
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Plus a former friend says a Kennedy family member admitted he committed a murder 25 years ago. [Weather-Head]
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Showers are firing up again in southwest Virginia. We will check their progress in a few minutes.

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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On Health check, we'll see how therapists are using animals to help some afflicted children,
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[VO-NAT]

and we'll tell you what firefighters are doing to help protect families in Lynchburg.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]



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An explosion and the smell of gas forces the evacuation of the Richelieu apartments in South Roanoke-
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[VO-NAT]
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Witnesses say shortly before three manhole covers blew into the air. Officials believe gasoline in the sewer caused the explosion. Ann Kirkpatrick lives in the apartment complex and saw the explosion.
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((ANN KIRKPATRICK/WITNESS: I WAS INSIDE UPSTAIRS IN MY APARTMENT AND THERE WAS A HUGE EXPLOSION IT JUST SHOOK THE WHOLE BUILDING I THOUGHT IT WAS A BOMB, I WENT DOWNSTAIRS AND ANOTHER EXPLOSION HAPPENED.))
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[VO-NAT]

No one was hurt, but police have closed off the street around 24-th and Richelieu as a precaution. A hazmat crew has been called in.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Officials are trying to trace the source of the gasoline.

[5-Trailer-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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A couple of mobile homes caught fire this afternoon in Bedford County.
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[VO-NAT]
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The fire broke out around 2:45 at the Hardy Road mobile home park.
Roanoke County firefighters were called in to help the Bedford County units save as much as they could.
No one was home at the time, and no one was hurt.
The cause hasn't been determined.
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The murder happened more than 2-decades ago, but today a Kennedy family member is on trial-
Michael Skakel is charged with bludgeoning his neighbor to death with a golf club.
Martha Moxley was just 15 when she died.
And as Bobbi Harley reports... 25 years later the trial begins.
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[SUPER=01-Thomas Keegan/Supervised 1975 Investigation;]
[SUPER=01-Bobbi Harley/CBS News;]
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((KENNEDY COUSIN MICHAEL SKAKEL SAID NOTHING AS HE ENTERED A STAMFORD, CONNECTICUT COURTROOMBUT INSIDE THE HEARING TO DECIDE WHETHER HELL FACE A 25-YEAR-OLD MURDER CHARGE AS A JUVENILE OR AN ADULT -- HE BROKE DOWN IN TEARS.
IT HAPPENED WHEN A FORMER SCHOOLMATE TOOK THE STAND JOHN HIGGINS TESTIFIED THAT SKAKEL ADMITTED TO HIM HE KILLED 15-YEAR-OLD MARTHA MOXLEY TESTIMONY SKAKELS ATTORNEY CALLED GARBAGE. MICHAEL SHERMAN/SKAKELS ATTORNEY about lying THE LINK BETWEEN THE 1975 MURDER AND THE SKAKEL FAMILY STILL HINGES ON THE MURDER WEAPON A BROKEN GOLF CLUB MATCHED TO A SET OWNED BY THE VICTIMS NEIGHBORS THE SKAKELS.
THOMAS KEEGAN/SUPERVISED 1975 INVESTIGATION - It was deliberately broken, I think for one reason. The killer knew that on the handle of the club was the Skakel name. FOR YEARS MICHAEL SKAKELS OLDER BROTHER WAS THE PRIME SUSPECT BUT AUTHORITIES TOOK A CLOSER LOOK AT MICHAEL AFTER HE CHANGED HIS STORY. HE WAS CHARGED WITH MURDER IN JANUARY. PROSECUTORS WANT TO TRY HIM AS AN ADULT EVEN THOUGH HE WAS FIFTEEN AT THE TIME OF THE CRIME. FOR THE VICTIMS FAMILY MARTHA MOXLEYS MOTHER AND BROTHER HAVE KEPT A LONG VIGIL AND A HOPE TO ONE DAY LEARN THE TRUTH. Is your sister going to receive justice? Absolutely. Bobbi Harley: HEARING TO LAST FOR SEVERAL DAYS KEY NOT ONLY WHETHER TRIED AS ADULT, WHETHER THERES ENOUGH EVIDENCE TO TRY MICHAEL SKAKEL AT ALL.))


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The Los Angeles Lakers celebration will go on- despite a night of violence.
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[VO-NAT]
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This is what it looked like outside the Staples Center last night-
The game was shown on a big screen outside- but when the Lakers won , hundreds of fans began rioting- jumping on a TV news van-
and setting a (Roy-ters) Reuters news service van on fire.
Despite that the Mayor says a victory parade will go on tomorrow.
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((MAYOR RICHARD RIORDAN/LOS ANGELES: THESE ARE NOT FANS, THEY ARE LOSERS.. HOW TO TRASH OUR CITY.))
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This is what it looked like at one car dealership this morning- The owner wants to know where the police were.
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((THEY WEREN'T HERE. NOBODY. I'M NOT SURE WHERE THEY WERE BUT THEY CERTAINLY WEREN'T HERE AND THAT'S WHY ALL THE DAMAGE.))
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[Vo-Nat]
L-A Police came out in riot gear to resore peace- arresting about a dozen people.
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Many cars are out of service in Fargo North Dakota-
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but this is the work of Mother nature.
An overnight downpour brought seven inches of rain in about six hours.
That left many vehicles stuck in flooded streets- and knocked out power to thousands.
High water also closed down sixty miles of interstate- and is now threatening archives at a State University.
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Coming up next on the newscast,
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we'll tell you why local builders have to wait for a crucial building block of their business.
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[Closed captioning]

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The Commonwealth of Virginia's thrown out the welcome mat for "Hannibal."
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But the Virginia Alliance for the Mentally Ill says the film will offer a misleading characterization of mental illness.
The sequel to "The Silence of the Lambs" focuses in more on Anthony Hopkins' cannibalistic killer Hannibal Lecter.
[SUPER-03-Richmond]
This week, the film crew has the run of Capitol Square and the full support of the state.
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((VAL MARSH/VIRGINIA ALLIANCE FOR THE MENTALLY ILL: WELL I HAD A MIXED...IT PERPETUATES UGLY MYTHS.))
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Julianne Moore replaces Jodie Foster as F-B-I agent Clarice (clare-EES) Starling.
Sir Anthony Hopkins dined with the Governor and First Lady Saturday, but Hopkins isn't due back in Richmond this week.
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Business is booming for local contractors, but finding bricks to build with is becoming a heavy load.
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David Radford says his company has had to shy away from using brick because suppliers can't keep up with the demand.
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((SOME OF THE SUPPLIERS ARE EXPANDING THEIR PLANTS, MAKING MORE KEELS FOR THE BRICK. SOME ARE STILL TRYING TO PLAY CATCH-UP, ADDING A THIRD SHIFT TO GET MORE BRICK INTO THE MARKET.))
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Those industry stepping stones are all too familiar to local suppliers.
At full capacity, General Shale and Brick produces two million bricks each week, and still can't come close to meeting consumer needs.
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((IN THE LAST 24 TO 30 MONTHS, WE'VE EXPERIENCED AN ABSOLUTE BOOM IN BOTH THE COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL SECTORS. AND WE JUST HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO KEEP UP WITH THE DEMAND, INDUSTRY WIDE, NOT JUST GENERAL SHALE, BUT THE BRICK INDUSTRY AS A WHOLE, WE HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO KEEP UP WITH THE DEMAND.))
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Suppliers say a solid economy will keep the brick business burning.
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Studies show that most homes in America have a smoke detector, but not all of them are in working order.
And firefighters will tell you that can mean the difference between life and death.
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That's why Lynchburg officials are excited to be a part of a new program called "Get Alarmed, Virginia".
An eight thousand dollar grant paid for three hundred new smoke detectors.
The fire department will be installing them free of charge in the homes of needy residents.
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((BUDDY MARTINETTE/LYNCHBURG FIRE CHIEF: THERE OBVIOUSLY ARE THE BEST CASE SCENARIOS, THEY'RE USED FOR THE PEOPLE THAT CAN'T AFFORD THEM AND OTHERWISE WOULDN'T HAVE ONE IN THEIR HOUSE. AND IF WE CAN IDENTIFY THOSE PROPERTIES AND USE THOSE AS A PRIORITY FOR THOSE PARTICULAR CITIZENS, THEN I THINK THEY'LL BE BEST SERVED IF WE HANDLE IT THAT WAY.)) ((TROY LAPETINA/VA. DEPT. OF FIRE PROGRAMS: ABOUT 25 PERCENT OF SMOKE DETECTORS THAT ARE IN HOMES TODAY ACTUALLY DON'T WORK.. IT'S EITHER BECAUSE THEY DON'T HAVE BATTERIES IN THEM, THE BATTERIES ARE DEAD OR THE DETECTORS THEMSELVES HAVE OUTLIVED THEIR LIFE EXPECTANCY AND JUST ARE MALFUNCTIONING.))
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Three people have died in Lynchburg house fires so far this year. Authorities say a working smoke detector could have saved at least one of those lives.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Coming up next on the newscast, Patrick Evans takes a quick Vacation.
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Many churches are sponsoring Vacation Bible School this week, and the challenge is to keep the kids entertained for the entire week.
Patrick Evans found one local church that went to great lengths--or should say DEPTHS--to make sure students were engaged and attentive.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Coming up today in sports, Shaq (Shack) and Kobe (KOE-BEE) celebrate their first championship,
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[VO] then on Health Check, we'll see some horses that could be a kid's best friend.
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U-S Senator Chuck Robb and a handful of fellow lawmakers unveiled a program today that they say would benefit the nation's seniors.
It's called the "Medicare Outpatient Drug Act".
Robb says it would provide prescription benefits to the nation's seniors without any gaps in coverage.
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((IT SEEMS TO ME UNCONSCIONABLE THAT WE HAVE SENIORS WHO ARE IN NEED OF PRESCRIPTION DRUG COVERAGE WHICH IS AN INTEGRAL PART OF THEIR MEDICAL CARE TODAY HAVING TO CHOSE IN SOME CASES BETWEEN BETWEEN FOOD AND MEDICINE.))
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Robb says there are almost 750- thousand people in Virginia eligible for Medicare and another 125- thousand with disabilities.
But, he says, of that group more than 500- thousand do not have adequate prescription drug coverage.

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A therapist in Kansas is using a different approach to help her clients. She's encouraging them with a little horse play. Steve Dawson shows us the power of hippotherapy.
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Welcome folks to the Tuesday afternoon ticker.
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You already have seen in tonight's newscast how the Lakers' so-called fans worked on burning down the house after LA won the NBA championship last night.
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If only the fans' performance had been as impressive as Shaquille O'Neal's was in this series. The Shaq Daddy scored 41 last night as the Lakers beat the Pacers 116-to-111 and won their series 4 games to 2.
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The All Stars football Clinics of the Roanoke Valley will hold it's first annual combine June 29th at the Roanoke Civic Center. Former University of Virginia lineman Matt Link will run the combine. Link is currently the strength and conditioning coach at Kansas University.
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The kids at the All Stars football clinic got a small taste of some of the combine drills at camp.
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Major league baseball officials are meeting today with some of their research scientists to determine whether or not the baseballs being used this year are being doctored at the factory to make them travel farther. A record 931 homers were hit in the month of April alone, prompting scientists to tour the Rawlings baseball facilities in Costa Rica. Their findings reportedly show that the balls are no different than the ones used last year.
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The New York Yankees certainly did little to dispel the rumors of juiced up balls last night as they scored 22 runs against the Red Sox.
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The Yankees ripped five homeruns last night as Shane Spencer, Scott Brosius, Derek Jeter, Jorge Posada and Felix Jose all went yard at Fenway park.
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It was a historical night for the Sox as they suffered their most lopsided home loss ever losing 22-to-1. It's also the most runs a Boston team has surrendered in 30 years.
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One way to combat the hitting is with good pitching, and that's something the Avalanche has this season. Tonight on News 7 at six we'll examine their process to pitching that comes with strings attached. Jean will close out News 7 at five in just a moment. [go to break]

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Our website of the day is for fans of television's Survivor. As Patrick Evans tells us, this page helps you keep track of this season and it could help you join the next.
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(( Fans of the new show Survivor have a place to go for a quick fix between episodes. Its website not only traces the previous week's events, it also has profiles of all the participants and even lets you vote on who will be the next person thrown off the island.
Fortunately it does NOT have a section dedicated to the survivors favorite island recipes.
While you're there check out the application for the next round. It will be shot in Australia in October. I wonder what Kangeroo tastes like?

You can find a link to the Survivors page through a link to our webpage on WDBJ7-dot-com.))[5-Red-Baron]


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People in the New River Valley today might have noticed World War Two era stunt planes roaring overhead.
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The Stearman A-75 planes took to the skies to promote a partnership between Red Baron Pizza and Miracle Flights for Kids.
The six Red Baron stunt pilots fly around the country in their open-cockpit planes.
They perform their daredevil maneuvers to help raise money for the childrens' charities.
Miracle Flights for Kids helps fly sick children and their families to hospitals for treatment.
The company is donating money from pizzas bought in this area to support the charity.
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