[7-11Shooting]

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Some members of a Roanoke neighborhood watch group are up in arms over what they believe to be gang activity near their homes. They say they were the intended target of a shooting that happened over the weekend.
Luckily, no one was injured.
Joy Sutton has details.
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[7-11-64-Fatal]


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A man was killed over the weekend after being thrown from the bed of a pickup truck when the vehicle lost control.
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It happened in Alleghany County... in the east bound lane of Interstate 64 near Clifton Forge around 5-45 Saturday evening.
21-year-old Brian Edwin Nicholson of Sterling died when he was thrown from a 95 Ford Ranger Pickup as it ran off the roadway, struck a guardrail, and rolled over several times.
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The accident blocked interstate traffic for more than an hour.


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Now, Let's take a break from the news to check the forecast.... Plan for a partly sunny day with a chance of showers...Highs reaching the upper 80's to low 90's... Tonight will be partly cloudy with light winds....Lows in the upper 60's to 70.....

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[45-11-64-Fatal]


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A traffic fatality occurred over the weekend when a man was thrown from the bed of a pickup truck he was riding in. [TAKE FULL SCREEN]
It happened in Alleghany County... in the east bound lane of Interstate 64 near Clifton Forge around 5-45 Saturday evening.
21-year-old Brian Edwin Nicholson of Sterling died when he was thrown from a 95 Ford Ranger Pickup as it ran off the roadway, struck a guardrail, and rolled over several times.
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The interstate was closed for more than an hour.


[45-11Hiker-Hurt]


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After searching five and a half hours yesterday afternoon, local search and rescue teams found an injured hiker on the Appalachian Trial in Giles County.
Officials say the woman was hiking with five others when she fell, causing minor head injuries.
She was taken to Giles Memorial Hospital and is said to be in stable condition.
So far there's no word on her name.





[45-11County-Schools]


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Roanoke County is one step closer to having some new school improvements.
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Groundbreaking ceremonies were held this weekend to mark the start of renovations to Glenvar Middle School and construction on the new South County High School.
Local dignitaries and residents were among those who came out.
And while most are happy with the new schools... some who live near the new high school say they are upset that trees blocking the view of the high school have been cut down.
And now they say there is no buffer for the sound -- and wildlife is coming into their yards.
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((SANDY REYNOLDS:HOMEOWNER: I FEEL MISLED CAUSE THEY TOLD US WE WOULD HAVE A BUFFER TO PROTECT OUR PROPERTY AND THIS IS THE BUFFER A DEAD TREE. I FEEL IT'S TRAVESITY TO NATURE))
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But the board of supervisors' chairman says they will be replaced.
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((JOE MCNAMARA/ROANOKE CO. BOARD OF SUPERVISORS:WHEN YOU'RE MOVING DEVELOPMENT THERE IS A LOT OF EARTH WORK. THERE IS GOING TO THE REMOVAL OF A LOT OF STRUCTURES BUT WE THAT IS GOING TO BE REMOVED. BUT WE'LL PUT STRUCTURES BACK AND WE'LL CREATE THE BUFFER ZONES TO MAKE IT A WORTHWHILE EXPERIENCE FOR EVERYBODY))
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The new South County High school is expected to open in 2002.
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[45-11CAVE]


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West Virginia's governor got a glimpse of what the future holds for the town of Princetown by traveling to Blacksburg.
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Governor Cecil Underwood took a VIRTUAL tour of Princeton, West Virginia, at the CAVE in Virginia Tech's Corporate Research Center.
The CAVE is a 3-D, virtual reality tool.
A Blacksburg virtual imaging company used it to show the governor what Princeton will look like after planned renovations to its downtown are completed.
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((CECIL UNDERWOOD/WEST VIRGINIA GOVERNOR: THINK OF THE TIME IT SAVES DEVELOPING THESE PLANS. WE'RE NOT TALKING ABOUT HOURS... WE'RE TALKING ABOUT YEARS OF TIME-SAVING.))
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The CAVE also was used to create a virtual design for the Smithsonian's new Native American museum in Washington, D.C.
Developers of the CAVE say the virtual models are a cost-effective way to glimpse a finished project well before its even started.
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Checking the forcast now..
Partly sunny with a chance of showers.
Highs near 90.
Partly cloudy tonight, with lows in the upper 60s.
The five day forecast includes a chance of thunderstorms..and temperatures in the 80s.

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[8-11Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
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A group of Roanoke residents is uneasy after a shooting in their neighborhood this weekend.
Some members of a Roanoke neighborhood watch group say they were the intended target of what they believe to be gang activity.
No one was injured in the shooting.
Joy Sutton has details.
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[SUPER=01-Joyce Arjomandinia/Homeowner;17]
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((WE COULD HEAR THE BULLETS NEARLY FLY OVER THE TOP OF OUR HEADS. THEY HISSED. IT WAS THAT CLOSE))
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Two holes show the location where bullets penetrated the home of the Arjomandinia family on Lafayette Boulevard in Roanoke...narrowly missing their son's bedroom which is on the other side of the wall.
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((JOYCE ARJOMANDINIA;THEY ARE RETALIATING BECAUSE WE'RE ALL DOING A GOOD JOB OF WORKING WITH THE POLICE TO KEEP THEM AWAY FROM UP HERE SO WE'RE A THREAT TO THEM AND THEIR LIVELIHOOD AND THEIR TERRITORY. THIS IS MUCH MORE THAN JUST LITTLE BOYS WHO WANT TO SELL DRUGS THIS A TERRITORIAL THING:))
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The Arjomandinias and other neighbors believe this is the work of the Villa Heights One gang.
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((JEFF ARTIS/HOMEOWNER:IT'S BEEN LIKE DODGE CITY HERE FOR THE PAST 3 OR 4 WEEKENDS. WE HAD A DRIVE BY UP THE STREET. ))

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Jeff Artis is also a member of the neighborhood watch and says his home has also been shot at.
He says it's time for the Roanoke City Police Department to acknowledge there is a gang problem.
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((JEFF ARTIS/HOMEOWNER:THIS SITUATION COULD HAVE BEEN AVOIDED IF THEY HAD REACTED TO OUR WARNING THREE YEARS AGO. NOW THEY HAVE A SITUATION WHERE HOUSES ARE BEING SHOT AT AND PEOPLE ARE BEING THREATENED))
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The Roanoke City Police department has a cope team working on projects in this area and detectives are on patrol in the neighborhood.
As for the Arjomandinia's, they say they have no plans of leaving.
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((JOYCE ARJOMANDINIA/HOMEOWNER:THERE ARE PEOPLE HERE WHO WANT TO WALK UP AND DOWN THOSE STREETS AND NOT HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT WHO IS GOING TO SHOOT AND THEM OR WHETHER OR NOT THEY'RE GOING TO SHOOT AT US))
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((JOYCE ARJOMANDINIA:WE'RE JUST PEOPLE WHO WANT TO LIVE A NORMAL LIFE -- THAT'S WHAT WE PAID FOR. ))
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((A POLICE SPOKESMAN WOULD NOT CONFIRM NOR DENY THAT THERE IS A GANG PROBLEM IN THIS AREA.
BUT DID CONFIRM THE FAMILY'S HOME WAS SHOT AT AT LEAST FOUR TIMES LAST NIGHT AND THAT THERE WAS ONE OTHER SHOOTING AT ANOTHER RESIDENCE TWO WEEKS AGO. ))
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[8-11Hiker-Hurt]


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It took local search and rescue teams over five hours to locate an injured hiker on the Appalachian Trail in Giles County yesterday afternoon.
Officials say the woman was hiking with five others when she fell, causing minor head injuries.
She was taken to Giles Memorial Hospital and is said to be in stable condition.
So far there's no word on her name.





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Turning to your forecast once more...
Partly sunny with a chance of showers and highs near 90.
Tonight looks partly cloudy with lows in the upper 60s.
The five day forecast includes a chance of thunderstorms..and temperatures in the 80s.

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