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Despite rescue attempts by her family, a Roanoke woman is dead after fire engulfed her home last night. Teresa Hamilton has more.
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[nat sound] ((Authorities say the fire appears to have started on the first floor of this home on Stewart Avenue... shortly before midnight. Fire fighters did what they could-- but say the heat and flames spread quickly making their job difficult.
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((JENNIFER FAULKNER/CITY SPOKESPERSON: THEY SAID THAT PRETTY MUCH THE WHOLE FIRST FLOOR OF THE HOUSE WAS ENGULFED AND IT WAS A PRETTY INTENSE FIRE WHEN THEY DID GET HERE.)) [runs10]
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When the fire broke out... there was seven people inside. Family members say everyone except Alein (A-lean) Akers managed to escape. Akers had suffered a stroke and was partially paralyzed. They say loved ones tried to reach her... but the fire was too much. Robert Long lives next door.
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((ROBERT LONG/NEIGHBOR: THEY WERE REAL NICE PEOPLE AND I DIDN'T HAVE ANY PROBLEMS WITH THEM OR ANYTHING, THEY WERE REAL NICE, I HATE TO SEE THAT THIS HAPPENED.)) [runs08]
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Authorities hope to know what caused the fire... later today.

Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Roanoke.))[7-Botetourt-Explosion]


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A homemade explosive killed a Botetourt County man. Investigators say 20 year old Michael William Henry of Fincastle was with friends when he detonated the device off Craig's Creek Road, near Eagle Rock Saturday night. Henry apparently placed the explosive next to a grinding wheel on a picnic table.
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((SHERIFF RONALD SPRINKLE/BOTETOURT CO. SHERIFF: IT WAS JUST LIKE A MISSILE WHEN HE LIT IT HE LIT THE FUSE HE TURNED TO GET OUT OF THE WAY THE CANISTER EXPLODED AND APPARENTLY A PIECE OF METAL HIT THE MAN IN THE BACK AND TRAVELED UP TO HIS LUNG LODGING INTO ONE OF HIS LUNGS.))
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Henry died while being transported by a car from the scene. Sheriff Sprinkle says charges could result from further invesitgation.

[7-NAACP-President]


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The Roanoke chapter of the N-Double-A-C-P elected a new president.
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Brenda Hale defeated Evangeline Jeffrey by a vote of 61 to 59. Hale ran against incumbent president Martin Jeffrey in 1998 and appeared to have won until N-double-A-C-P officials nullified the election because of irregularities. Hale says as President she hopes to establish a better relationship with the police department.
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((BRENDA HALE/NAACP PRES. ELECT: I THINK IF WE INTERVENE IN A VERY POSITIVE WAY AND KEEP THAT LINE OF COMMUNICATION OPEN WE CAN SIT DOWN AND ADDRESS ISSUES HERE LOCALLY BEFORE WE HAVE TO TAKE THEM ANY WHERE ELSE.))
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Hale also says she'll focus on education. Her two year term begins next month.


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Taking a break from the news now to check weather--
Partly sunny and breezy today with highs near 45.

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[45-Plane-Crash]


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Authorities expect to officially identify a man found with the wreckage of a private plane in Patrick County.
They'll also continue to look for clues to what downed the plane. The Civil Air Patrol had been searching for the single engine plane since it disappeared off radar November 9-th .. [TAKE FULL SCREEN MAP] They located the charred debris on Bull Mountain, five miles north of Stuart on Saturday. Kate Weidaw reports.
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(( More then a week after the small single engine plane disappeared off radar, the Civil Air Patrol spotted a badly burned aircraft on Bull Mountain Saturday afternoon. Officials can only reach the plane by foot because of the rough terrain on the mountain.

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((CLAUDE BOWMAN/PATRICK CO. CHIEF DEPUTY: IT'S PROBABLY A MILE OR TWO BACK DOWN IN A DEEP HOLLAR A LOT OF UNDER GROWTH,REAL STEEP AND ROCKY.))
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The plane had taken off from College Park Maryland and was enroute to Greenville, South Carolina .. The plane was last seen on radar near Diggs Mountain - so the search narrowed from a four state area to Nelson County last week. The pilot was found dead in the cockpit, his identity has not been released. Right now officials are trying to figure out how they're going to get the plane off the mountain.

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((CLAUDE BOWMAN: THE PLAN IS ABOUT LIKE THIS IT'S STICKING INTO THE MOUNTAIN.))
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The FAA will be at the crash site Monday afternoon to try and figure out why this plane crashed into the mountain. Kate Weidaw News 7 Patrick County.))
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[45-Botetourt-Explosion]


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A Botetourt County man was killed by a homemade explosive. Investigators say 20 year old Michael William Henry of Fincastle was with friends when he detonated the device off Craig's Creek Road, near Eagle Rock Saturday night. Henry apparently placed the explosive next to a grinding wheel on a picnic table.
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((SHERIFF RONALD SPRINKLE/BOTETOURT CO. SHERIFF: IT WAS JUST LIKE A MISSILE WHEN HE LIT IT HE LIT THE FUSE HE TURNED TO GET OUT OF THE WAY THE CANISTER EXPLODED AND APPARENTLY A PIECE OF METAL HIT THE MAN IN THE BACK AND TRAVELED UP TO HIS LUNG LODGING INTO ONE OF HIS LUNGS.))
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Henry died while being transported by a car from the scene. Sheriff Sprinkle says charges could result from further invesitgation.

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Today's forecast stays chilly-- be sure to bundle up before you leave the house.
Partly sunny today with highs in the 40s...

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[8-11Roanoke-Fire]


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Good Morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Some kids will get to sleep in today--
Patrick County schools are on a one- hour delay.
IN the news,
Despite the efforts of firefighters and family members, an elderly Roanoke woman died when her house caught fire last night.
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The blaze broke out at this home on Stewart Avenue shortly before midnight. There were seven people at home at the time. Family members say everyone managed to get out except Alein (A-lean) Akers... who was partially paralyzed from a stroke. Loved ones say they tried to reach her but the flames were too intense. Robert Long lives next door.
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((when you looked outside how bad was the flames? ROBERT LONG/NEIGHBOR: REAL BAD, THE HEAT GO SO INTENSE IT MELTED MY VINYL SIDING ON THE SIDE OF MY HOUSE SO YOU KNOW IT HAD TO BE HOT.))
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Family members say the fire appears to have started in Akers bedroom.
Authorities hope to know the cause of the fire, later today.
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[8-Botetourt-Explosion]


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A homemade explosive claims the life of a Botetourt County man. Investigators say 20 year old Michael William Henry of Fincastle was with friends when he detonated the device off Craig's Creek Road, near Eagle Rock Saturday night. Henry apparently placed the explosive next to a grinding wheel on a picnic table.
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((SHERIFF RONALD SPRINKLE/BOTETOURT CO. SHERIFF: IT WAS JUST LIKE A MISSILE WHEN HE LIT IT HE LIT THE FUSE HE TURNED TO GET OUT OF THE WAY THE CANISTER EXPLODED AND APPARENTLY A PIECE OF METAL HIT THE MAN IN THE BACK AND TRAVELED UP TO HIS LUNG LODGING INTO ONE OF HIS LUNGS.))
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Henry died while being transported by a car from the scene. Sheriff Sprinkle says charges could result from further invesitgation.

[8-NAACP-President]


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Roanoke's chapter of the N- Double- A-C-P has a new leader.
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Brenda Hale defeated Evangeline Jeffrey by a vote of 61 to 59. Hale ran against incumbent president Martin Jeffrey in 1998 and appeared to have won until N-double-A-C-P officials nullified the election because of irregularities. Hale says as President she hopes to establish a better relationship with the police department.
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((BRENDA HALE/NAACP PRES. ELECT: I THINK IF WE INTERVENE IN A VERY POSITIVE WAY AND KEEP THAT LINE OF COMMUNICATION OPEN WE CAN SIT DOWN AND ADDRESS ISSUES HERE LOCALLY BEFORE WE HAVE TO TAKE THEM ANY WHERE ELSE.))
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Hale also says she'll focus on education. Her two year term begins next month.


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Let's turn to Monday's forecast again--
Partly sunny, windy, and cool today.
Highs in the mid 40s this afternoon.

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