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The man accused in in Backstreet Cafe shootings is sceduled to be in court today for a preliminary hearing.
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Ronald Edward Gay is charged in the September 22nd shooting spree at the Backstreet Cafe that left one man dead and six people wounded. Gay also faces aggravated malicious wounding and firearms charges. He could get life in prison plus 120 years if convicted on the murder and wounding charges.
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Police say an argument at a Roanoke gas station led to a shooting.
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Police say several young men were arguing when they entered this Sheetz store on Peters Creek Road around five yesterday morning. An employee says one of the men pulled out a gun, walked towards the back of the store and fired a shot.
The employee was NOT hurt but a 17- year old inside the store was shot.
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He was taken to the hospital with a gun shot wound to the jaw. A 15-year-old from Northwest Roanoke has been charged with aggravated assault and is being held at a local Detention Center. Police say they do NOT believe the incident was gang-related.




[7-11Belmont]


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A homeless shelter in Souteast Roanoke is upsetting some people in a community.
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Residents say they're upset over expansion of the Rescue Misson because they say it's creeping into their neighborhood. So, the group has formed the Historic Belmont Preservation Association. Members placed signs around their neighborhood to let officials know they mean business yesterday.
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((BOBBY MEADOWS: WE FEEL LIKE WE'VE BEEN LEFT OUT OF THE PLANNING PROCESS THE MISSION AND THE CITY HAVE NOT LISTENED TO ANYTHING THE RESIDENTS HAVE SAID AND IT'S TIME FOR THEM TO START LISTENING.))
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Group members say they'll voice their concerns at tonight's City Council meeting.
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The political thriller "The Contender" is playing at the box office.
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Virginia played the lead in shooting of the feature film - which gives a behind-the-scenes look at the high-stakes world of contemporary politics. The film was shot primarily in the Richmond area, although some scenes were filmed in Northern Virginia and Washington D.C. The impact of the filming on Virginia's economy was six-and-a-half million dollars. That's more than the movie made in it's first weekend at the box office. Estimated ticket sales show "The Contender" pulled in 5-point-5 million dollars over the weekend.
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Taking a break now from news to check the forecast...
Sunny and warm again today, with highs pushing to near 80.



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[45-11Ringgold-Service]


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33 wounded crew members of the U-S-S Cole are back on American soil this morning, but Pittsylvania County native Timothy Saunders was one of those killed in the explosion. Members of Saunders' church reflected on his life during morning services yesterday. Kate Weidaw has more.
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((REVEREND JESSE FITZ/PASTOR: IT'S TOUGH TO LOSE SOMEONE SO CLOSE AND SO YOUNG BUT GOD HAS A WAY THAT'S MIGHTY SWEET.))

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Timothy Saunders always made a point to come back to Kentuck Missionary Baptist Church in Pittsylvania County when he was on leave. Reverend Jesse Fitz describes his death as a storm that has come into their lives.

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((REV. JESSE FITZ: YOUNG MAN WAS OUT ON THE BATTLESHIP PROTECTING HIS HOMELAND HE DIDN'T EXPECT THIS THING TO COME, BUT YOU SEE THAT'S THE WAY STORMS ARE.))
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((SHERMAN SAUNDERS: I JUST THOUGHT ABOUT TIM THROUGH THE ENTIRE SERVICE THE ENTIRE SERVICE I JUST FELT HIS SPIRIT.))
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((THOMAS SAUNDERS/COUSIN: I'M NOT WORRIED ABOUT TIM I KNOW HE'S WITH THE LORD HE'S IN A BETTER PLACE, I'M KIND OF JEALOUS BECAUSE HE MADE IT BEFORE I DID.))
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((REVEREND JESSE FITZ: HE'S A GOD THAT WHEN OUR LIFE IS OVER DOWN HERE THAT HE COMES TO GET US AND TAKE US HOME THERE'S NOTHING WE CAN DO BUT EXCEPT WHAT HAS HAPPENED.))
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Kate Weidaw News7 Pittsylvania County.))



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Turning your attention now to the Monday forecast...
More sunshine on tap for today...along with mild highs in the upper 70s...
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An argument at a Roanoke gas station erupted into a shooting.
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Police say several young men were arguing when they entered this Sheetz store on Peters Creek Road around five yesterday morning. An employee says one of the men pulled out a gun, walked towards the back of the store and fired a shot.
The employee was NOT hurt but a 17- year old inside the store was shot.
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He was taken to the hospital with a gun shot wound to the jaw. A 15-year-old from Northwest Roanoke has been charged with aggravated assault and is being held at a local Detention Center. Police say they do NOT believe the incident was gang-related.




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His love songs like "Lady" and "You Decorated My Life" have made women swoon for decades....
Last night, country music legend Kenny Rogers took to the stage of the Salem Civic Center.
But first, he took time to speak with one of his fans, Tina Tenret.
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Let's find out now what your Back to Work forecast holds...
Sunny and warm again...with highs near 80.
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