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The undercover officer behind "Operation Baby face" testifies against the former students she says sold drugs to her at Northside High. Katrina Moulton tells us her story on NEWS 7 tonight.
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And the lab-test results are in ...in the Roanoke dog poisoning cases.

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Tonight on the Big 7, it's a big night for football as we check with the Virginia Cavaliers. Plus, Bud Foster talks about meeting with Terry Holland,
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and with his coaches by his side Michael Vick announces that he is officially coming back next season to play for the Hokies.
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Nature is pushing a cold, rainy forecast on us for Saturday then a wicked cold wind on Sunday. The grinch-like forecast is coming up. [open]
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[SOT 11:02:10]
[IN Q=Sometimes I initiated]

((SOMETIMES I INITIATED THE CONVERSATIONS AND MADE INQUIRIES ABOUT WHERE I COULD GET THE DRUGS FROM, AND OTHERS, THE KIDS ACTUALLY CAME TO ME.))
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The Roanoke County police officer who spent ten months undercover- -posing as a high school student- -testifies in court and talks about her experience at Northside for the first time on camera.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]

Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.

[Northside-Drugs]


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It all started exactly one year ago today.
Recognizing that Katrina Moulton could pass for a teenager, county police sent her to Northside High school.
She says it didn't take long to "score" drugs.
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((THAT'S JUST IT. THE VERY FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL A BOY PASSED ME A NOTE AND WANTED TO HAVE LUNCH TOGETHER, BECAUSE I DIDN'T HAVE ANY FRIENDS OR ANYTHING. ON THAT VERY FIRST DAY, HE ASKED ME IF I PARTIED AND WHICH DRUGS I DID.))
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Officer Moulton says the students had no qualms about doing business on school grounds. In one case the undercover officer said she bought five "hits" of L-S-D from another girl IN THE CLASSROOM just as the bell was about to ring for fourth-period English.
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((SHE WAS SITTING IN FRONT OF ME. I JUST HANDED HER THE MONEY AND SHE TURNED AND JUST GOT OUT THE HITS OF ACID, AND SHE JUST PASSED THEM TO ME IN BROAD DAYLIGHT WITH ALL THE KIDS AROUND.))
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Far from sweet 16, Moulton is old enough to have been a police officer for three years. She's 25, but used to being mistaken for a kid.
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((IT USED TO ANNOY ME SOME, BUT IN THIS CASE IT LED TO A GREAT OPPORTUNITY NOT EVERYBODY GETS TO DO. SO, I'M NOT BOTHERED BY IT ANYMORE.))
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And she earned the praise of Judge Philip Trompeter who spoke of "very nice work of this professional officer," presumably referring to Moulton.
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((I BELIEVE HE WAS. I WAS HOPING HE WAS TALKING ABOUT ME.))
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Apparently not all the suspects have gotten the message. Judge Philip Trompeter sent two juveniles back to Coyner Springs today, because urine tests indicated they'd been smoking marijuana. Their cases come up again in February.














[Tabb]


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In an Amherst County courtroom today, Carlos Tabb was found guilty of two counts of first degree murder .. for gunning down two people in an argument over a cellphone.
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Tabb was charged with the shooting deaths of 17- year- old Brian Thomas and his 21- year- old sister Stephanie last May.
Tabb argued he acted in self defense. Both victims also were armed with guns, although Brian Thomas was shot six times as he was running AWAY from the scene.
The four-man, eight-woman panel is now deliberating on a prison sentence for Tabb.
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[Dog-Deaths]


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The lab results are back ... and they show residents of a Roanoke neighborhood were right.
Roanoke police say anti-freeze was indeed used to taint meat that poisoned three dogs in October, just as residents suspected.
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Kate Weidaw is live on Memorial Avenue where the incidents happened.
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((ROLLCUE:...eye on the neighborhood.))
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A head-on collision this morning killed a Radford woman. Police say another car swerved into her lane.
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It happened shortly after 9 on Route 8, just outside Christiansburg.
State police say 69-year-old Virginia Roop was killed when her car was hit head-on.
The driver of the second car, 64-year-old Charles Kempfer of Riner, was pinned in his car for nearly an hour.
He was flown to Roanoke Memorial Hospital, where his condition is not available.
A third driver was not injured.
The accident blocked traffic for nearly two hours.
No one has been charged.
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Investigators say an early morning fire in Danville was caused by a child playing with a cigarette lighter.
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A house on Gerard Street caught fire around seven thirty a-m.
Demetria Conway and two of her children were able to escape.
They were treated for minor injuries.
Firefighters rescued another two-year-old child from the burning home.
That child was resuscitated on the scene, taken to U-V-A medical center, and is reported to be in stable condition.
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Governor Jim Gilmore has come up with 302 million dollars to invest in higher education.
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But 249 million, or 83- percent of it, will be borrowed money, if state lawmakers say yes to building bonds.
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((GOV. JIM GILMORE: THE ANNOUNCEMENTS THAT WE'VE MADE TODAY ARE A MAJOR LEGACY ISSUE FOR THIS ADMINISTRATION. WE'LL BE BUILDING MORE THAN WE HAVE EVER BUILT PERHAPS BEFORE IN ONE TIME TO ENHANCE OUR COLLEGES AND CAMPUSES... INCLUDING THE MAJOR PROGRAM PARTICULARLY IN THE SCIENCES.))
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Gilmore announces his entire budget next week, but appeared with college presidents today.
The borrowed money could mean he can better fund next year's scheduled 70-percent phase-out of the car tax.
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Included in the total education package: 3-point-5 percent pay raises for professors, with extra for merit pay.
In the building bonds portion: a 16 million dollar "bioinformatics" building for Virginia Tech... where plants' genetic codes would be unraveled.



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Virginia Tech got another form of welcome news today.
Quarterback Michael Vick announced he will return to Blacksburg for a third season next fall.
Mike Stevens will have much more on News 7 Sports in just over 10 minutes.
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OSHA considers reduced fines for a plant explosion that killed three. The details are just ahead on News 7 at 6.


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And e-Toys gets top reviews, but it its future is still uncertain, and hundreds of local jobs are on the line.
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It's a make or break season for at least one Internet retailer with a local distribution center.
An on-line toy store called "E-toys" employs 12-hundred people in the Danville area.
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News 7 business reporter Jennifer Miele is on-line with us here tonight.
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Keith, E-toys set up shop in Virginia back in March.
Months later, the distribution center is shaping up to be an excellent Santa helper.
The company's ability to finish its deals is getting a round of applause from customers and analysts. ((ROLLCUE:...customers and analysts.))
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((E-toys' distribution center employs more than a thousand people in Pittsylvania County.
The warehouse is one of two. The first is in California .. this newer one could be the key to dot-com success.
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((BRIAN GOTTSTEIN/LEGG MASON ROANOKE: LAST YEAR THEY WERE HAVE A SHIPPING A LOT OF FULFILLMENT PROBLEMS. THEY BASICALLY CONTRACTED OUT TO OTHER COMPANIES TO DO FULFILLMENT FOR THEM. THIS YEAR, THEY BROUGHT THEIR BUSINESS TO VIRGINIA IN A DISTRIBUTION CENTER AND THEY'VE KEPT A LOT OF CONTROL.))
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Yahoo says E-toys is the number one place to buy toys on the Internet.
Despite the ranking, financial analysts say the company's future is still uncertain.
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((BRIAN GOTTSTEIN/LEGG MASON ROANOKE: E-TOYS IS NOT MAKING A PROFIT RIGHT NOW, THEY'VE GOT TO PROVE THEMSELVES IN THIS EVERY CRITICAL CHRISTMAS SEASON, WHEN MORE TOYS ARE BEING BOUGHT THAN AT ANY OTHER TIME OF THE YEAR. IF THEY PROVE THEMSELVES THEY MAY BE ABLE TO GET MORE FINANCING NEXT YEAR.))
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While the elves at E-toys don't do it all in one night, they do it effectively with two distribution centers.
At least one big company supplying a big country that may have beat Santa to the punch.
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((BRIAN GOTTSTEIN/LEGG MASON ROANOKE: IT'S WIN THE RACE AND THEY'LL BE ON YOU NEXT TIME.))
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Because it has distribution centers on both coasts, E-toys was able to extend its deadline to buy toys and get them in time for Christmas.
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But you have to point and click by midnight next Wednesday, Keith.

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The Department of Labor and Intermet say they're close to a settlement in the explosion that killed three New River Castings workers.
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OSHA fined the company 801-thousand dollars for plant safety violations uncovered after the blast last March.
Intermet disputes and seeks to reduce some of those fines.
Labor department officials are considering it, but they won't disclose amounts or terms being discussed.
If they can't reach an agreement, they could end up in court.
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A Microsoft profit warning sparked more selling on Wall Street. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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Investigators hope a picture they released today will help lead them to a murder suspect.
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The Henry County Sheriff's office is looking for Sampson Carlos Dodson of Martinsville. He is 18 years old, and five feet 11 inches tall.
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Dodson is wanted for murder of Daniel Rose. He was shot to death in the King's Village area Tuesday night.
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With no tax hike to pay for much- needed school renovations, Lynchburg officials are wondering where they'll find the hundred million dollars they say they need over the next ten years.
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But local legislators think the actual figure may be much lower, and they want city council to have the power to review those figures.
State senator Steve Newman says he'll introduce legislation next year giving city council the power to audit the school's capital improvements plan.
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((SEN. STEVE NEWMAN/R- LYNCHBURG: THE BILL THAT I'M TALKING ABOUT WILL GIVE THE PUBLIC CONFIDENCE THAT EVERY DOLLAR'S BEING MAXIMIZED AND NUMBER TWO, IT TAKES AWAY THIS LITTLE GAME THAT'S PLAYED BETWEEN CITY COUNCILS AND ALSO THE SCHOOL BOARDS THAT 'IF YOU DON'T GIVE US ALL OF THIS, THEN WE'LL HAVE TO GET RID OF MATH TEACHERS FOR INSTANCE.'))
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Newman says an audit would give council several cost options to choose from, instead of giving the school system a single lump sum to spend on capital projects.
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Coming up on this busy Friday night, we'll hear from Vick and Davis as both Michael and Andre put the NFL on hold. Steve Mason will have the latest from UVa on their football situation.
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Plus, we will hear from the man who met with Terry Holland about replacing George Welsh - Tech's own Bud Foster.
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The Virginia Tech Hokies held what was supposed to be their Gator Bowl media day this afternoon.
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But instead, it turned out to be that and much more as both Michael Vick and Andre Davis used the opportunity to announce that they are coming back next season.
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While Vick and Davis were bringing closure to some suspense,
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more was developing as highly respected defensive coordinator Bud Foster confirmed that he is not only interesting in replacing George Welsh, but that he also has met with UVa athletic director Terry Holland. The two discussed the job last night.
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Virginia hopes to have a new coach in place shortly after the Christmas Eve Oahu Bowl.
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Today, the conversation at UVa's Bowl media day was about George Welsh, not Georgia. Steve Mason explains.
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After losing last night to Greensboro 2 to 1, The Roanoke Express returns to the Roundhouse tonight for the first of a two game weekend set.
Roanoke hosts Charlotte tonight face off is 7:30.

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It's Darlene Burcham's turn to face a long-time controversy head-on.
Roanoke's City Manager is scheduled to make her recommendation today on Victory Stadium ... renovate, or build a new one.
Or she could some suggest some sort of further delay before city council decides. We'll have the story tonight on News 7 at 6.