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[anchor tag!!!] A vigil for 18-year-old shooting victim Reaco (REE-coh) Hilton turned into a parking lot brawl last night Hilton was shot on Christmas Eve in a Roanoke convenience store. And it was there, last night, that grief mixed with alcohol, got people riled up, and scuffles broke out. Tina Tenret has more.
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[IN Q=This was no organized]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-LaToya Minnis/Victim's Friend; :11 QUICK!!!]
[SUPER=01-Ricardo Hilton/Victim's Brother; :44]
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[OUT Q=Tina Tenret News7 Roanoke]

(( This was no organized ceremony, just 50 or so of Reaco Hilton's friends huddled outside the Stop & Save in Northwest Roanoke, where their friend was shot.
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[SOT 21:22:59]

((LATOYA MINNIS/VICTIM'S FRIEND: HE WAS ALWAYS SMILING, HE WAS ALWAYS CHILLING, JUST HAVING A GOOD TIME. HE WASN'T ABOUT NO TROUBLE.)) [RUNS05]
[OUT Q=no trouble]

They brought flowers, balloons, and lots of liquor -- to commemorate the good times they shared over cards and dice.
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[SOT 21:07:48]
[IN Q=nat sot]
((NAT SOT ALCOHOL FLOWING. WE GOING TO DO IT LIKE THIS, YO, WE'RE GOING TO DO IT LIKE THIS. KISSES CARDS))

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[OUT Q=KISSES CARDS]

Reaco's brother says Reaco had argued with his killer the week before he was shot ... but that no one knew the man. So he says police are wrong to say a shooting the next day was in retaliation. He says his friends would not go after a guy they did not know.
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[SOT 21:24:58]
[SOT 21:23:37]
[IN Q=We out here]

((RICARDO HILTON/VICTIM'S BROTHER: WE OUT HERE... OR NOTHING LIKE THAT. BUTT BUTT BUTT LATOYA MINNIS/VICTIM'S FRIEND: WE ALL A FAMILY AT A TIME LIKE THIS. WE ALL COME TOGETHER, IT JUST MAKES US TIGHTER TOGETHER. TINA TENRET/NEWS7: BUT ONLY MINUTES LATER, OTHERS IN THE CROWD STARTED PUSHING EACH OTHER AND FIGHTING. WE TURNED THE CAMERA OFF AND PUT IT NEAR THE GROUND TO PREVENT IT FROM EXCITING PEOPLE, BUT ONE MAN THOUGHT WE WERE STILL ROLLING, HIT THE CAMERA AND BROKE PART OF IT. REACO'S BROTHER BLAMES THE BRAWL ON THE MIX OF GRIEF AND ALCOHOL. TINA TENRET NEWS7)) [RUNS28]
[OUT Q=Tina Tenret News7]))
[anchor=kim]
[ss=shooting]

Police are still searching for the suspect in Reaco Hilton's murder.

His name is Bernard Walker, and he's 19 years old.[7-Stabbing]


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[WRITER=tha]
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One woman is dead after a fight involving a group of girls.
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[VO-NAT]

22- year old Monique Swain was stabbed in the street outside her apartment shortly after midnight yesterday.
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Family members say she died while shielding her younger sister, (Mar-key-ta) Marquita, from another girl wielding a butcher knife. The girls' mother says Marquita is feeling a lot of emotions, including guilt, over the incident.
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[SOT 01:44:56]
[IN Q=She's not ]

((SONJA SWAIN/VICTIMS MOTHER: SHE'S NOT TAKING IT VERY WELL. SHE'S TAKING IT TOO CALM AND I KNOW THAT'S NOT GOOD. ))
[SUPER=01-Sonja Swain/Victim's Mother; ]
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[OUT Q=that's not good.]
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[vo-nat] A 17- year old girl has been charged with murder. Family members say the girl was jealous because Marquita Swain had begun dating the girl's ex-boyfriend.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=dse]
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Danville police may have a mystery on their hands. They responded to a fire call on Bethel Street yesterday morning - and found a man sitting in a chair on the front porch burned to death. The man's name has not been released.


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Taking a break from the news now to check the mid- week forecast...
Becoming partly sunny today with highs in the upper 30s...

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[7Birthdays!]
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[45-Pyramid-Scheme]


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A Danville grand jury has indicted 14 more people for allegedly participating in a pyramid scheme.
Authorities have been investigating ``The Winning Team'' since February. Fifty-one people were indicted in Danville earlier this year. All of them were convicted or pleaded guilty to the misdemeanor crime of participating in a pyramid scheme.

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Virginia executed 8 people this year, falling from 14 last year.
The decrease is credited to advances in science, coupled with increasing skepticism from judges.

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[VO-NAT @ 00-55 TC 25:43]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/File]

D-N-A evidence helped clear death-row inmate Earl Washington Junior of a 1982 rape and murder. Governor Gilmore pardoned Washington in October.
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In the past two years, state and federal courts have sent back eight cases for additional hearings or new trials... NO executions are scheduled so far for next year - and only two of the 30 death row inmates are near the end of their appeals.

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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=jsu]
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The Lewis Gale Clinic is suing two doctors for violating the "no compete clause" in their contracts.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]


Dr. Preston Waldrop and Dr. Gregory D. (Ree-bul) Riebel both left the clinic in November and opened Virginia Orthopedics in Salem.
Their lawyer says the doctors' contract with the clinic is not enforceable because "the no compete clause in the contract" is too broad and has already expired.
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[SOT1:37:30]
[IN Q=My clients simply want]

((MIKE URBANSKI/DOCTORS LAWYER:MY CLIENTS SIMPLY WANT TO TAKE CARE OF THEIR PATIENTS, THIS AGREEMENT IS COMPLETELY UNREASONABLE AND IT'S NOT LIMITED BY ANY BOUNDS THAT ANY COURT OF VIRGINIA HAS EVER ENFORCED))
[SUPER=01-Mike Urbanski/Doctors' Attorney]
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[OUT Q=has ever enforced.]
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[VO-NAT]


Urbanski's hopeful the case will get thrown out of court.
The Lewis Gale Clinic says that current clinic physicians are simply asking their former colleagues to honor the contract they all voluntarily signed for the overall good of the organization.
The case is scheduled to be heard in Salem circuit court on January 11th.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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Mike Urbanski believes no matter what the judge decides, this case will most likely end up in the Virginia Supreme Court.




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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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Shoppers are taking advatage of the after Christmas bargains.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

Customers flocked to Valley View Mall yesterday, making exchanges for gifts that didn't suit their fancy - and cashing in on the after-Christmas sales. Store managers say sales WERE up, despite a somewhat lackluster holiday shopping season. Returns at local malls were minimal - with most folks opting to swap gifts for a different size or color. If you chose to forgo the hustle and bustle but still want to take advantage of the sales, don't fret - most stores are extending their bargains though the week.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=kmc]
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Let's shift gears now and check the forecast...
We'll see some sunshine today...with highs pushing to near 40.

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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=00-54]
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[anchor tag!!!]
Violence claims the life of an 18- year- old, and last night his vigil also turned violent.
18- year- old Reaco (Rico) Hilton was shot on Christmas Eve in a Roanoke convenience store.
That was the scene of last night's vigil, where alcohol and grief turned into a dangerous mix. Tina Tenret reports..
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[SOT ]
[IN Q=This was no organized]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-LaToya Minnis/Victim's Friend; :11 QUICK!!!]
[SUPER=01-Ricardo Hilton/Victim's Brother; :44]
[SUPER=@Tina1; :59]
[RUNS=1:17]
[OUT Q=Tina Tenret News7 Roanoke]

(( This was no organized ceremony, just 50 or so of Reaco Hilton's friends huddled outside the Stop & Save in Northwest Roanoke, where their friend was shot.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 21:22:59]

((LATOYA MINNIS/VICTIM'S FRIEND: HE WAS ALWAYS SMILING, HE WAS ALWAYS CHILLING, JUST HAVING A GOOD TIME. HE WASN'T ABOUT NO TROUBLE.)) [RUNS05]
[OUT Q=no trouble]

They brought flowers, balloons, and lots of liquor -- to commemorate the good times they shared over cards and dice.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 21:07:48]
[IN Q=nat sot]
((NAT SOT ALCOHOL FLOWING. WE GOING TO DO IT LIKE THIS, YO, WE'RE GOING TO DO IT LIKE THIS. KISSES CARDS))

[RUNS06]
[OUT Q=KISSES CARDS]

Reaco's brother says Reaco had argued with his killer the week before he was shot ... but that no one knew the man. So he says police are wrong to say a shooting the next day was in retaliation. He says his friends would not go after a guy they did not know.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 21:24:58]
[SOT 21:23:37]
[IN Q=We out here]

((RICARDO HILTON/VICTIM'S BROTHER: WE OUT HERE... OR NOTHING LIKE THAT. BUTT BUTT BUTT LATOYA MINNIS/VICTIM'S FRIEND: WE ALL A FAMILY AT A TIME LIKE THIS. WE ALL COME TOGETHER, IT JUST MAKES US TIGHTER TOGETHER. TINA TENRET/NEWS7: BUT ONLY MINUTES LATER, OTHERS IN THE CROWD STARTED PUSHING EACH OTHER AND FIGHTING. WE TURNED THE CAMERA OFF AND PUT IT NEAR THE GROUND TO PREVENT IT FROM EXCITING PEOPLE, BUT ONE MAN THOUGHT WE WERE STILL ROLLING, HIT THE CAMERA AND BROKE PART OF IT. REACO'S BROTHER BLAMES THE BRAWL ON THE MIX OF GRIEF AND ALCOHOL. TINA TENRET NEWS7)) [RUNS28]
[OUT Q=Tina Tenret News7]))
[anchor=kim]
[ss=shooting]

Police are still searching for the suspect in Reaco Hilton's murder.

His name is Bernard Walker, and he's 19 years old.[8-Stabbing]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=00-53; 15:08]
[GRAPHIC=Murder]


Another violent incident in Roanoke resulted in death.
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[VO-NAT]

22- year old Monique Swain was stabbed in the street outside her apartment shortly after midnight yesterday.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Family members say she died while shielding her younger sister, (Mar-key-ta) Marquita, from another girl wielding a butcher knife. The girls' mother says Marquita is feeling a lot of emotions, including guilt, over the incident.
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[SOT 01:44:56]
[IN Q=She's not ]

((SONJA SWAIN/VICTIMS MOTHER: SHE'S NOT TAKING IT VERY WELL. SHE'S TAKING IT TOO CALM AND I KNOW THAT'S NOT GOOD. ))
[SUPER=01-Sonja Swain/Victim's Mother; ]
[RUNS=08]
[OUT Q=that's not good.]
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[vo-nat] A 17- year old girl has been charged with murder. Family members say the girl was jealous because Marquita Swain had begun dating the girl's ex-boyfriend.
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[8-D'Ville-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Fire]


Authorities in Danville are investigating a mysterious death. They responded to a fire call on Bethel Street yesterday morning - and found a man sitting in a chair on the front porch burned to death. The man's name has not been released.


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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=kmc]
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Let's take another look at the forecast now--
It features partly sunny skies and milder temperatures today...with highs heading to near 40.

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