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Two local college students were killed last night and another injured after being forced from a train trestle over the James River.
Police say the students were forced from the trestle as a train was approaching.
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19-year-old Hampden-Sydney student Charles Frazier and 18-year-old Sarah Corvington, a Randolph Macon student died after falling to the ground below.
Another Randolph-Macon student, 18-year-old Esther Coker, was rescued from a concrete platform 20 feet below the trestle.
She was treated and released from Lynchburg General Hospital.
Susan Bland, a spokeswoman for Norfolk Southern tells News 7 the students were trespassing on the train trestle.
She says others have been killed on that trestle in the past.
A spokesman for the Virginia State Police says the teenager who allegedly ran from the law Friday killed himself.
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19-year-old David Owen Sensabaugh was being arrested Friday morning when he apparently escaped police custody by stealing a patrol car.
He was later tracked to an area near Lexington .. Sensabaugh reportedly fired a handgun at deputies, who returned fire.
Autopsy results, released yesterday, determined Sensabaugh was killed by a contact gunshot wound to his head.
A sergeant with the Virginia State Police says interviews, along with the autopsy report, reveals Sensabaugh inflicted the fatal wound on himself.
A man's body was found inside a Roanoke apartment last night ... Now investigators are trying to identify him.
Roanoke police were notified around midnight that a body had been found in an apartment at Lincoln Terrace.
The apartment, at the intersection of Gandy and Liberty, was vacant due to renovations.
Police say the man did NOT have any identification.
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The National D-Day Memorial in Bedford closed its gate to the public this evening.
For the next six months crews will put the finishing touches on the Memorial for the dedication ceremony - scheduled to take place June 6-th of next year.
Kate Weidaw has more.
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In just hours, the U-S Supreme Court could decide the fates of Al Gore and George W. Bush.
The Nine justices are set to hear oral arguements involving thousands of disputed, Florida ballots.
Teri Okita has the latest from Washington...
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((MORE THAN 100-AVID COURT WATCHERS ARE BRAVING BONE-CHILLING
TEMPERATURES, PITCHING TENTS, AND UNFURLING SLEEPING BAGS HOPING FOR A
FRONT-ROW SEAT FOR MONDAY MORNINGS HISTORIC SHOW-DOWN.
EARLIER IN THE DAY, SUPPORTERS OF BOTH CANDIDATES LOUDLY VOICED
OPINIONS ON THE STEPS OF THE SUPREME COURT.
ATTORNEYS FOR BOTH AL GORE AND GEORGE W. BUSH HAVE FILED BRIEFS
IN PREPARATION FOR ORAL ARUGMENTS BEFORE THE NINE U-S SUPREME COURT
JUSTICES. BUSHS LAWYERS ARE ASKING THE SUPREME COURT TO REVERSE THE
FLORIDA HIGH COURTS DECISION THAT ORDERED A MANUAL RECOUNT OF THOUSANDS
OF BALLOTS. THE BUSH TEAM SAYS THE FLORIDA JUDGES RULED WITHOUT REGARD
FOR UNIFORMITY, OBJECTIVITY, OR FINALITY.
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TRACK: BUT, GORES LAWYERS SAY THE FLORIDA JUDGES DID ACT CORRECTLY AND
THAT VOTERS, NOT THE COURTS, SHOULD DECIDE THIS ELECTION. STILL, THEY
KNOW THIS MAY BE THEIR LAST SHOT.
(Super: David Boies/Gore Attorney)
SOT: If the Florida Supreme Court decision is reversed and the United
States Supreme Court says, no more votes are going to be counted, then
thats the end of it.
TRACK: THE CANDIDATES KEPT A LOW-PROFILE FOR MOST OF THE DAY AL GORE
MAKING A QUICK APPEARANCE ON HIS WAY TO CHURCH AND GEORGE BUSH RETURNING
TO THE GOVERNORS MANSION IN AUSTIN.
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The developer of a presidential theme park is hoping to open his York County park to tourists this spring.
Everette Newman's park will feature 18- foot tall busts of all the U-S presidents.
He hopes to begin construction next month saying the park will be an outdoor museum.
But critics have fought the park saying it will siphon tourists from real historical attractions such as Colonial Williamsburg.
Three of the giant busts are currently on display in Buena Vista.
Abraham Lincoln, William Henry Harrison and Zachary Taylor are being housed there until they're transferred to the park.
The Nobel Peace prize is handed out .. We'll tell you who this year's winner is ..
And a couple ties the knot - and then heads for Toys R Us!!
We'll tell you why they held their reception among Scooters, Barbies and G-I Joe!
News7 at 11 will be right back.
A West Virginia couple is accused of felony child neglect after their 10-month old child was found dead in a Franklin County condominium yesterday..
According to police, the child was found in a bathtub Saturday morning.
The child had apparently drowned.
The child's mother, 27-year-old Kimberly Dawn Jenkins, is being held at the Roanoke City Jail.
Her boyfriend, 35-year-old John Andrew Ratliffe, is being held in Franklin County.
Both are expected to be arraigned tomorrow.
Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak is resigning.
Barak's decision is widely seen as a tactical move designed
to fight off a challenge from his leading rival, former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Only sitting members of parliament may run for the prime
Netanyahu is not a member of the legislature, and therefore is barred from running.
Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat says he hopes Barak's decision won't affect the peace process.
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Benjamin Netanyahu tonight formally announced his candidacy for prime minister of Israel.
South Korea's president today accepted the Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of his people.
(Kim day-joong) Kim Dae-jung pledged to continue his lifelong campaign for democracy, human rights and reconciliation with North Korea.
The 76- year old leader and former political prisoner said the prize is one he shares with the Korean people.
Since a historic summit in June, North and South Korea have embarked on a series of friendly gestures, including two reunions of separated relatives.
A local group is proof you don't have to go out West to play the role of a cowboy.
This morning about a dozen men put on their cowboy costumes and gathered at the Blue Ridge Shooter's Club in Buena Vista.
The idea of the charity shoot out is to make up scenarios from old westerns and play it out.
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Several charity shoot-outs take place several times during the year to raise money for the South River Volunteer Fire Department.
The Club has raised more then 3-thousand dollars this year.
Coming up on News 7 .. Santa Claus pays a visit to a local petstore for a furry photo-op...
((JOY TO THE WORLD, THE LORD HAS COME...))
And members of one local church spread a little Christmas cheer with some old fashioned caroling.
We'll hear more from them a little later.
News7 will be right back.
80 Harley riders played Santa Claus today .. They rode throughout Roanoke County to collect toys for Roanoke County's Community Christmas Store.
Each year the store gives hundreds of families in the valley Christmas gifts.
More than 160 new toys - including two brand-new bicycles - were donated to the store today.
The "Toy Run" was sponsored by The Roanoke Valley Harley Owners Group and the Salem Rotary Club.
If you've ever planned a wedding, you know how expensive and stressful it can be.
A Raleigh, North Carolina couple who tied the knot this weekend decided not to blow their budget on a florist or a caterer.
Reporter Stephanie Hawco shows us the unusual way the newlyweds shared their special day.
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((AT FIRST GLANCE, IT LOOKS LIKE THE TRADITIONAL WEDDING. THE BRIDE
IN THE WHITE GOWN. THE GROOM IN HIS TUX. BOTHER OF THEIR MOTHERS
BUT MELISSA AND LEE WANTED TO DO MORE THAN JUST EXCHANGE RINGS
AND VOWS ON THEIR WEDDING DAY.
AFTER THE PREACHER ANNOUNCED THEM MAN AND WIFE, THEY SPRUNG A
SURPRISE ON THEIR GUESTS.
(Nats - "We're going to Toys R Us, and I'm going to give each of
you fifteen dollars and you're going to buy a present. And we're going
to bring the toys back here and we're going to give them to Toys for
(Sot - "I'm totally surprised!... That's our kids! That's our
EVERYONE HEADED FOR THE TOY STORE, WHERE THE BRIDE AND GROOM MADE
A GRAND ENTRANCE.
LEE KNEW EXACTLY WHAT HE WANTED IN HIS SHOPPING CART.
(Nats - "I've got my toy!")
HE WHISKED HIS BRIDE DOWN THE AISLE, WHILE FAMILY AND FRIENDS
SEARCHED THE STORE SHELVES FOR THE PERFECT GIFTS.
(Nats - "We were just looking at this alphabet thing... on it
THIS ISN'T HOW GUESTS EXPECTED TO SPEND THE AFTERNOON, BUT THE
BRIDE AND GROOM SAY IT'S THE PERFECT SOLUTION TO AN AGE-OLD DILEMMA.
(Sot - "We were sitting in bed one night, going through the
numbers of how much it was going to cost to get catering and
everything. And we just decided we had a much better way we could
spend our money.")
THE FINAL TAB - 823 DOLLARS.
(Sot - "While we were putting our gifts in our basket, other
customers came through and put more gifts in our basket.")
HAWCO: MOST NEWLYWEDS GET CHINA OR SILVER OR CRYSTAL ON THEIR WEDDING DAY.
BUT LEE AND MELISSA ARE LEAVING WITH A TRUCKLOAD OF TOYS FOR
LOCAL CHILDREN AND A LIFETIME OF MEMORIES FOR THEIR FAMILY AND
Parents just love picture of their little ones perched upon Santa's lap, sharing their Christmas wish list ..
And its no different for the devoted parents of these four-legged friends.
Santa Claus took some time out of his busy schedule this weekend to stop by "Petsmart" and pose with man's best friend.
The money raised from the furry photo-op goes to help homeless pets.
The Feline Education Rescue Adoption League and Circle of Friends Greyhound Adoptions will receive the proceeds from Petsmart.
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The Roanoke Express completed a sweep of the Johnstown today beating the Chiefs at the Roundhouse 4 to 1.
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The two teams mixed it up early in the first period.
Then the Chiefs went on the defense Roanoke's Todd Campeau passes to Jeff Sproat and his shot is blocked into the pole by goalie Danny Sabourin turning away the Express shot on goal.
But the Chiefs scored in the first Jan Sulc makes a move and misses but gets his own rebound shot to score to tie at 1 but Roanoke scored 2 in the third to win it 4 to 1.
The Philadelphia Flyers are looking for a new head coach.
After leading the Flyers to within a victory of the Stanley Cup finals last year, Today Philadelphia fired Craig Ramsay and named assistant Bill Barber as the new head coach.
Entering tonight's game against the Islanders, Philadelphia is in fourth place in the N-H-L's Atlantic Division with a 12-12 and 4 record.
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Emmitt Smith set a couple of records rushing for 150 yards and one touchdown as the Cowboys beat the Washington Redskins 32 to 13 and the Skins now need help to make the playoffs.
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Terry Robiskie on the sideline for his first game as the Redskins head coach.
Trailing 6 to nothing, Washington's Stephen Davis takes the ball in from the one and the Redskins took the 7 to 6 lead in the second quarter.
But the Cowboys answered Wayne McGaritty gets the ball on the end around and scores on the 22 yard T-D run and the Cowboys led at the half 12 to 7.
Smith took over in the third on this 10 yard run Smith became a member of the 15-thousand yard rushing club joining the Late Walter Payton and Barry Sanders.
Smith also went over the thousand yard rushing mark for the 10-th consecutive season and the Cowboys beat the Redskins 32 to 13.
The New York Giants are not in yet but since head coach Jim Fassell guaranteed the team would make the playoffs the Giants have won three straight including today's 30 to 10 win over Pittsburgh.
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Jim Fassell and the Giants looking to add to their three point lead.
After being stoped on the one, the Giants come right back on their next possession this time Collins hands off to Tiki Barber and he takes it in from the 3 yard line and New York led 13 to nothing.
Pittsburgh moved the ball into Giant territory and Kris Brown nailed this 32 yard field goal to make the score 13 to 3 at the half.
Tiki would set up the Giants touchdown to open the third taking the inside pitch and carrying it 23 yards to the Pittsburgh 14 yard line.
Kerry Collins goes to the air and hits Ike Hillard on the 9 yard touchdown pass and the Giants win it 30 to 10.
Philadelphia has clinched a spot in the playoffs. Donovan McNabb passed for a career high 390 yards and four touchdowns to lead the Eagles over Cleveland 35 to 24.
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The Dog pound out in full force for the game.
And the Browns gave them something to cheer about when Travis Prentice scores on the one yard run to make it 14 to 7 Cleveland.
But McNabb went to the air here he completes this 24 yard T-D pass to Torrance Small and the game was tied at 14 to 14.
Still in the second quarter, McNabb hooks up again with Small this time on the 8 yard scoring pass play and the Eagles beat the Browns 35 to 24.
Todd Peterson's 33 yard field goal late in the fourth quarter lifted the Kansas City Chiefs to a 15 to 14 win over Carolina.
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The Panthers took the early lead in the second quarter when Chris Hetherington bulls over from the one yard line to make it 7 to nothing.
Carolina would add to that lead in the third when Steve Beurlein goes to ther air and hits Kris Mangum on the 15 yard T-D pass to make it 14 to 3 Panthers.
The Chiefs fell behind 14 to 6 than Elvis Grbac goes to the air and hits Tony Gonzalez on the 7 yard T-D pass play and the Chiefs beat the Panthers 15 to 14.
And for the first time in Franchise history the Baltimore Ravens are in the N-F-L playoffs.
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The Ravens hosted San Diego on a cold day in Baltimore.
The Ravens forced 5 Charger turnovers on this play former Virginia Tech linebacker Cornell Brown strips the ball causing Ryan Leaf to fumble Baltimore recovered and the Ravens beat Browns 24 to 3.
And here are the scores.
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The United States continues to dominate the E-M-C World Cup.
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Tiger Woods and David Duvall trailed after three days of competition.
But the two golfers were consistent putting together four rounds in the 60's. Yesterday Woods and Duval combined for a 60 and today they came home with a 68 finishing at 254 for a three shot win on the team from Argentina.
Woods and Duval had rounds of 61, 65, 60 and 68.
In the N-B-A, The Phoenix Suns scored a 95 to 87 win over the Toronto Raptors.
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Jason Kidd and Vince Carter prior to the opening tip.
The Suns had five players in double figures Kidd makes the steal and takes it in on the fast break layup to make it 22 to 8 and the Suns never looked back.
Toronto's leading scorer Vince Carter poured in 35 points and grabbed a season 12 rebounds but the Suns win it 95 to 87.
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For the second time in school history, Connecticut is the N-C-Double-A men's soccer champion beating Creighton 2 to nothing.
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It's the first time Creighton has been shut out this season.
U-Conn would open the scoring in the 16-th minute when Chris Gbandi drills it into the net on the free kick to make it 1 to nothing.
Then in the second half Darrin Lewis with the nice move in front scores the goal and the Huskies win it 2 to nothing.
Thanks for having us in for news tonight ..
A group of carolers from Calvalry Baptist Church will close out our newscast...Goodnight.
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