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[11Amherst-Murder]
[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[TAPE#=00-25 20:28]
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Amherst County officials are holding a teen charged with murdering his mother and wounding his father.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Amherst Co.]


It happened at the home of John and Kathy Maddox on Route 60, east of Amherst.
Police say the 15-year old shot and killed his mother, then waited for his father to return home from work before shooting him.
John Maddox survived wounds to his hand and shoulder.. but neither he nor police can say why it happened.
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[SOT 19:22:01]
[IN Q=And there's no]

((JIMMY AYERS/AMHERST CO. SHERIFF: AND THERE'S NO INDICATION FROM THE SON THAT THERE WERE ANY PROBLEMS, NO ARGUMENTS, NO DISAGREEMENTS OR ANYTHING THAT WOULD HAVE PRECIPITATED SOMETHING LIKE THIS.. NOTHING.))
[SUPER=01-Jimmy Ayers/Amherst Co.Sheriff]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=like this, nothing.]
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[VO-NAT]


John Maddox attended his son's advisement hearing in juvenile court yesterday.. the teen was appointed an attorney and is being held at the Lynchburg detention home.
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[11Chesterfield-Murders]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=Net]
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A phone tip led to a gruesome discovery in Chesterfield County yesterday.
Authorities found FIVE bodies in a home.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chesterfield Co.]


No word yet on their identities. Neighbors say a woman, two men and two children, about 7 and 13 years old, lived in the home.
The police chief in Chesterfield County says a handgun was involved, but he won't say if it was used on all the victims.
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[11Miller]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=00-11 2:00:49]
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At least one Miss Virginia contestant won't be wearing the crown this year - because she faces felony embezzlement charges.
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[V/O-NAT]
Samantha Miller of Richmond- -winner of the Miss Hampton Holly Days Festival,- -was arrested last week.
The 23-year old graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University is accused of stealing 12-hundred dollars from an employer.
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[SOT 8:40:50]
[IN Q=Charges have been]

((CHARGES HAVE BEEN FILED AGAINST HER FOR EMBEZZLEMENT. AND IN OUR CONTRACT WITH EACH OF THE CONTESTANTS, IT BASICALLY SAYS IF YOU EVER COMMITTED A FELONY, OR IF YOU HAVE CHARGES PENDING, YOU CANNOT PARTICIPATE IN THE PAGEANT.))
[SUPER=01-Steve Musselwhite/Pageant Director]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=in the pageant]
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[V/O-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Musselwhite says Miller maintains she's innocent. But the Commonwealth's Attorney in Powhatan County says she embezzled the 12 hundred dollars over a 10-month period while she worked for C-C-I construction as a secretary.
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[Pageant]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=jsu]
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[GRAPHIC=Miss Virginia Pageant]


Miller's disqualification left 26 contestants vying for the Miss Virginia title in last night's first round of competition.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


From the preliminary competitions held yesterday and today, 10 semifinalists will be chosen for Saturday's pageant.


Many of the contestants say this is an exciting time.
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[SOT5:56:39]
[IN Q=It's a combination]

((RENATA SHEPPARD/MISS PORTSMOUTH SEAWALL FESTIVAL: IT'S A COMBINATION OF ANXIETY AND THRILL OF PERFORMING AND WONDERING WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN))
[RUNS=05]
[OUT Q=to happen]
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[VO-NAT]


And whoever wins Miss Virginia will head to Atlantic City for a chance to become Miss America.
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The newly-crowned Miss Virginia will join us on the set for News 7 Sunday Morning, beginning at 8.
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Time now to check your Friday forecast as we head into the long holiday weekend...
Lots of sunshine and pleasant temperatures today with highs in the low 80s.
Mostly clear tonight with lows in the 50s.
And we'll keep sunshine through the weekend... with clouds gradually increasing next week.

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[7BIRTHDAYS!] 7/1/00
Saturday:

[SUPER=130-39/Steve Martin/Hardy]



[SUPER=130-38/Connie Hale/Ironto]



[SUPER=130-3/Patrick Sanchez/Goodview]



[SUPER=130-1/LaDauris Carter/Dry Fork]


Anniversary:
[SUPER=130-50th/Bill & Margaret Amos/Roanoke]



[SUPER=130-73/Edsel Gallimore/Christiansburg]



[SUPER=130-85/Kate Barber/Pittsville]



[SUPER=130-9/Vanessa Quesenberry/Indian Valley]



[SUPER=130-3/Mary Shupe/Newport]



[SUPER=130-1/Aleigha Hodges/Ridgeway] Note: this picture is located in Artfolder under name: ahodges.tga


No Pictures:
Anniversary:
[SUPER=131-/Ricky & Cynthia Oakes/Snow Creek]


Anniversary:
[SUPER=131-/Howard & Carlyne Bondurant/Snow Creek]


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[11Broughman]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cut In]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=00-26 30:43]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A Botetourt County murder suspect's future hangs in the balance as a jury remains un- decided.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;]

Roger (Bruff-man) says he had to shoot his brother Rocky several times, because Rocky reached for a gun in his back pocket.
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[SOT 10:43:00]
[IN Q=Roger reacts]

((ROGER REACTS OUT OF ABSOLUTE FEAR. HE REACTS QUICKER THAN HIS BROTHER REACTS.))
[SUPER=01-Harold Eads/Defense Attorney;]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=brother reacts]
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[VO-NAT]


But prosecutors say Roger instigated this by visiting his brother at night even after Rocky had threatened him. And Rocky never pulled out his gun.
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[SOT 9:42:57]
[IN Q=He is required]

((HE IS REQUIRED TO DO SOMETHING OTHER THAN JUST PUMP LEAD INTO HIM AT THAT POINT. BECAUSE WHEN HE HAS DEAD DROP ON HIM AND HE DECIDES TO SHOOT IT IS NOT SELF-DEFENSE.))
[SUPER=01-Joel Branscom/Prosecutor;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=self defense]
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[VO-NAT]

The jury's due back at nine this morning.
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[11GE]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cut-In]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=General Electric Contract Vote]


A new deal may be in the works for the 500 union employees at General Electric's Salem plant.
They'll vote on the new three-year contract next Thursday, and top union leaders are recommending approval.
The old contract expired Sunday.


[11Roanoke-Council]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM CutIn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=00-22 37:43]
[GRAPHIC=Ralph Smith]


The Star City's new mayor says he's ready to tackle his new responsibilities.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Ralph Smith took the oath of office during a morning ceremony yesterday at the Roanoke city courthouse.
Smith pledged to fulfill the responsibilities of the office, and he promised to apply a strong work ethic and can-do spirit.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I think we'll have some changes]

((I THINK WE'LL HAVE SOME CHANGES AND I CERTAINLY WOULDN'T BE ABLE TO TAKE CREDIT FOR ALL OF THAT, BECAUSE IT TAKES SEVEN OF US DOWN HERE. AND THEN WE DO HAVE THIS BOOST OF OUR CITY MANAGER, DARLENE BURCHAM, SO I THINK AMONGST THE SEVEN OF US, DARLENE AND THEN A LOT OF OTHER HARD WORKING PEOPLE, YOU'RE GOING TO SEE A LOT OF CHANGES. AND I THINK SOME FAIRLY DRAMATIC CHANGES IN THE NEAR FUTURE.))
[SUPER=01-Ralph Smith/Roanoke Mayor]
[RUNS=:22]
[OUT Q=in the near future.]
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[VO-NAT]


The next City Council meeting will include two other newcomers... Bill Carder and Bill Bestpitch who were sworn in yesterday.
Incumbent Linda Wyatt also took the oath of office for her second full term on Roanoke city council.
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[6Tech-Development]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cut In]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=00-20 TC1:11:32]
[GRAPHIC=Business NEws]


More jobs could be coming to the Roanoke Valley, thanks to a new connection with Virginia Tech.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The University is opening an Economic Development office with the Roanoke Valley Economic Development Partnership in Franklin Plaza.
Tech President Charles Steger says the satellite office will help Southwestern Virginia bring businesses like the new Bio-Technical Center to town.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Then there are going]

[TAPE: VA Tech E.D. TC:01:57:11] ((CHARLES STEGER: THEN THERE ARE GOING TO BE JOBS FOR Ph.D. RESEARCHERS AND ENGINEERS, ACCOUNTANTS, FINANCIAL PEOPLE, MARKETING PEOPLE. ALL THESE THINGS GO TOGETHER. EVEN THOUGH YOU HAVE A GOOD QUALITY PRODUCT, YOU STILL NEED A WAY TO PRODUCE IT AND MARKET IT AND SELL IT.))
[SUPER=01-Charles Steger/Va. Tech President]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=and sell it.]
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[VO-NAT]


The partnership has assisted with 730 million dollars in investments since 1983.
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Taking a break from the news now to check weather--
Mostly sunny skies with highs in the 80s.
Skies will stay mostly clear tonight, with light winds and lows cooling off to around 50.
And we'll keep sunshine through the weekend...with clouds gradually increasing next week.

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[8-11Amherst-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cut In]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=00-25 20:28]
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An Amherst County teen is being held without bond on charges that he murdered his mother and wounded his father.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Amherst Co.]


It happened at the home of John and Kathy Maddox on Route 60, east of Amherst.
Police say the 15-year old shot and killed his mother, then waited for his father to return home from work before shooting him.
John Maddox survived wounds to his hand and shoulder.. but neither he nor police can say why it happened.
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[SOT 19:22:01]
[IN Q=And there's no]

((JIMMY AYERS/AMHERST CO. SHERIFF: AND THERE'S NO INDICATION FROM THE SON THAT THERE WERE ANY PROBLEMS, NO ARGUMENTS, NO DISAGREEMENTS OR ANYTHING THAT WOULD HAVE PRECIPITATED SOMETHING LIKE THIS.. NOTHING.))
[SUPER=01-Jimmy Ayers/Amherst Co.Sheriff]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=like this, nothing.]
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[VO-NAT]


John Maddox attended his son's advisement hearing in juvenile court yesterday.. the teen was appointed an attorney and is being held at the Lynchburg detention home.
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[8-11Freeman]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cut In]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=00-23 24:43]
[GRAPHIC=None]

A Danville man convicted on child pornography charges says he's sorry for his crimes.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville;]


25-year old Roger Donavan Freeman addressed the court before the judge handed down a seven and a half year prison sentence.
After serving his sentence Freeman will be on three years probation, receive counseling and enter into the sex offender program.
Judge James Ingram convicted Freeman last month of sodomy, statutory rape and child pornography.
Additional charges are pending.
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[8-11Clark]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cut In]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-14 1:40:50]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A Virginia Tech student pled "no contest" on a charge discarding her stillborn baby in a dumpster.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]


21-year-old Rosetta Clark was convicted yesterday.
The judge sentenced her to serve 20 days in jail.
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/March 11;]


Clark called police to her apartment in March because she couldn't stop her bleeding. Investigators say she denied giving birth.
But a trail of blood led them to the baby, wrapped in plastic bags in a dumpster at her apartment complex.
Clark won't have to go to jail yet...
Her lawyer says she'll appeal the conviction.
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[8Pageant]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cut In]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Miss Virginia Pageant]


Competition for the Miss Virginia crown got underway last night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


From the preliminary competitions on Thursday and Friday 10 semifinalist will be chosen for Saturday's pageant.
Many of the contestants say this is an exciting time.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT5:56:39]
[IN Q=It's a combination]

((RENATA SHEPPARD/MISS PORTSMOUTH SEAWALL FESTIVAL: IT'S A COMBINATION OF ANXIETY AND THRILL OF PERFORMING AND WONDERING WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN))
[SUPER=01-Renata Sheppard/Miss Portsmouth Seawall Festival;]
[RUNS=05]
[OUT Q=to happen]
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[VO-NAT]


And whoever wins the pageant will head to Atlantic City for a chance to become Miss America.
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But before that the newly-crowned Miss Virginia will join us on the set for News 7 Sunday Morning, beginning at 8.


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Before we wrap up this morning... mostly sunny with highs in the 80s.
Staying mostly clear tonight with lows in the 50s.
Looking ahead through the July fourth weekend....

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