Depending on the outcome of a psychiatric evaluation, a Roanoke county man could face charges for a standoff with police.
The incident began as domestic dispute.
And jury selection is underway in the tax evasion trial of a Martinsville attorney.
Partially sunny skies today will move out and make way for rains tonight and possible thunderstorms tomorrow as a strong storm system heads our way.
News 7 at noon is next.
A domestic dispute leads to a standoff with Roanoke county police.
Good Afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
We'll have more on that story in just a moment, but first, our top story.[Young]
Jury selection is underway in the tax evasion trial of Attorney Rickey Young.
The government says Young failed to file tax returns in some cases. The Martinsville lawyer is also accused of trying to avoid paying state sales tax on certain luxury cars he bought.
A pool of 58 potential jurors was called to the federal building this morning to begin hearing the case.
The trial is set to last all week.
We'll have more tonight on News 7 at 5 and 6.[Standoff]
A psychiatric evaluation will help decide whether charges will be filed against a Roanoke County man after a standoff with police.
Authorities say the man and his wife were fighting over a pistol last night as a domestic turned violent.
Police were summoned after the woman ran from the couple's home on Givens Tyler Road to a nearby house.
When officers arrived, the woman told them her husband was barricaded in their home, with a gun.
The standoff lasted about 20 minutes before the husband was taken into custody.
No one was hurt.
Authorities have yet to release the couple's names.[Pitts-Fatality]
A 31 year old man died this morning in an accident in Pittsylvania County.
The accident happened just after midnight on Route 642.
State Police say Michael Bourn's Toyota pick-up truck ran off the side of the road and struck a mailbox.
The truck then crossed over to the left side and struck an embankment.
Bourn was a resident of Hurt.
Four men who are allegedly responsible for a string of local hotel robberies are behind bars.
The group faces charges including assault and battery, and use of a firearm in a commisson of a felony.
22-year-old Damien Lamont Hibbler, 18-year-old Marcus Purcel Johnson and 18-year-old Bryan Patrick Lowe, all from the Roanoke and Vinton areas, were arrested Saturday night after allegedly robbing a Budget Host Inn in Franklin County at gunpoint.
A fourth man, 20- year- old John Paul Johnson, Junior turned himself in last night.
Investigators believe the same men held up the Econo-Lodge off Interstate 81 in Daleville last weekend.
Authorities say the men are suspects in other robberies in Virginia and Rockingham County, North Carolina.
A resident of a Roanoke County apartment complex is accused of setting fire to the building.
30-year-old Tara Kay Smith is charged with arson ..
Investigators say Smith -
- set fire to a bedroom in her apartment at the (San Sues-E) San Souci complex around one yesterday afternoon.
Neighbors called the fire department after seeing heavy smoke coming out of the windows and roof.
It took only a few minutes for fire fighters to extinguish the blaze.
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((DAVID KILBANE: WHEN WE GOT HERE THEY HAD HEAVY SMOKE SHOWING FROM THE UPSTAIRS. WE TOOK A TEAM INSIDE AND DID A QUICK KNOCK DOWN.))
[SUPER=01-David Kilbane/Roanoke Co. Fire Chief]
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Investigators say the apartment sustained extensive heat and water damage.
They say Smith lived in the two-bedroom apartment with her two children and another man.
No one was home when the fire broke out.
No other units were damaged.
Investigators say they're not sure of a motive at this time.
In earthquake- ravaged India, the government is asking for one-and-a-half billion dollars to re-build.
The U-S is offering five- million dollars in aid.
Meanwhile, the death toll continues climbing.
More than six-thousand people are confirmed dead-- officials expect the final number to reach 20- thousand.
Richard Roth reports.
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NARR: MORE THAN HALF THE HOMES IN THE TOWN OF BHUJ ARE REDUCED TO
DUSTY PILES OF TWISTED RUBBLE . A HUNDRED AND FIFTY THOUSAND PEOPLE
LIVED HERE NOW, RESCUERS PORE OVER THE RUINS, LISTENING FOR THE FAINT
SOUNDS OF SURVIVORS.
(aptn Bhuj Sunday - says l.s. with crowd cheering as man pulled out)
ONLOOKERS CHEERED WHEN A SURVIVOR WAS PULLED FREE FROM THE WRECKAGE
AT ANOTHER WRECKED BUILDING, ONLY A HAND WAS VISIBLE, EXTENDED FROM
WHAT LOOKED LIKE A TOMB. BUT IT WAS A LIVING HAND: A FORTY YEAR OLD
WOMAN, TRAPPED FOR MORE THAN TW O DAYS, BROUGHT OUT ALIVE.
(bbc - other rescues)
EACH RESCUE NOW IS A HEARTENING SURPRISE, MOTIVATION TO LOOK HARDER
INTERNATIONAL SPECIALISTS IN SEARCH AND RESCUE HAVE ARRIVED, AND IN THE
CHAOS OF THIS MASSIVE EFFORT, SOME WORRY THAT A RUSH TO DIG THROUGH
THE RUBBLE WITH HEAVY MACHINERY COULD JEOPARDIZE MORE LIVES THAT MIGHT
SOT GENE McCALAWAY/ INTERNTIONAL RESCUE CORPS (APTN)
we've been told there are more people located below this rubble. We're
trying to move the rubble in a safe manner to ascertain whether they're
alive or what their situation might be.
(mourners - bbc)
THE SITUATION FOR SO MANY HERE IS UTTERLY GRIM. IT'S CHILLING
GUESS-WORK, SAID ONE EXPERT, TO ESTIMATE THE DEATH TOLL. BODIES ARE
BEING CREMATED ROUND THE CLOCK. ONE GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL HERE CLAIMS
A HUNDRED AND TWENTY-FIVE THOUSAND PEOPLE THROUGHOUT THE REGION ARE
UNACCOUNTED FOR SINCE THE QUAKE.
AND THERE'S MORE ANXIETY ON TOP OF THE UNCERTAINTY: RUMBLING
AFTERSHOCKS STILL RATTLING THE GROUND, AND THE NERVES.
RICHARD ROTH CBS NEWS AHMEDABAD INDIA
Several 19th century buildings went up in flames this morning near Cincinatti, Ohio.
The fire destroyed an entire block of the historic downtown area.
More than 100 firefighters battled the blaze, which torched eight buildings.
Witnesses say the fire may have started in the headquarters of the town's newspaper.
Investigators have not yet found a cause.
14 people are dead and five are still missing after a Ukrainian ship sank in the Black Sea.
The passenger and cargo ship was traveling from Turkey with more than 50 people on board when it sank Friday night.
Rescuers didn't begin searching until yesterday, when the ship failed to arrive in the port on schedule.
Survivors were suffering from hypothermia when they were found in the freezing waters.
Most of those on board were Ukrainian citizens.
A news agency reports a radar station received a distress signal sometime last night.
Experts say the threat from the oil spill in the Galapagos Islands may NOT be as serious as originally thought.
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Officials say winds and tides have helped avert a major environmental disaster.
Meanwhile, efforts are continuing to right the stricken oil tanker, "Jessica".
The Ecuadorian government rejects criticism that it acted too slowly in recovering the 180- thousand gallons of diesel fuel that spilled.
They say recovery has been slow because of lack of equipment like heavy towing cables and powerful tugboats.
The oil tanker ran aground on January 16th.
Fire destroyed a mobile home in Montgomery County.
The fire broke out near this mobile home on Bradshaw Road yesterday afternoon.
Authorities say the owner of the trailer was burning trash ..
He told firefighters he left the fire unattended for a few minutes.
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((CLYDE HODGES/ASSISTANT FIRE CHIEF, ELLISTON: WHEN HE CAME BACK OUT IT HAD GOTTEN INTO THE DRY GRASS, BEGAN TO SPREAD, GOT INTO THE OTHER MOBILE HOME THAT WAS JUST PARKED HERE AND IT SPREAD INTO THE WOODS.))
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Firefighters from Elliston and Roanoke County brought the fire under control ..
No one was hurt - but investigators say the mobile home was a complete loss.
There's no word on charges at this time.
On the side of the same road in Roanoke County....a woman walking her dog discovered three Molotov cocktails.
Roanoke County Assistant Fire Marshal Rodney Ferguson says the woman found root-beer bottles containing gasoline and cloth in the 66-hundred block of Bradshaw Road.
He says at this time he does NOT believe the Molotov cocktails are related to the fire on Bradshaw Road in Montgomery County.
Authorities have NO suspects, but an investigation is underway.
Comments made by Governor Gilmore about Pulaski County Supervisors generated some comments from the public.
Assignment Editor Joe McKean has this week's News 7 "Feedback."
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((The supervisors are demanding an apology from Gilmore. He said they should be voted out of office for raising the tax rate on personal property, including cars.
A viewer from Wytheville [Shane Funk] says the supervisors should get real.
"I pay out a lot of tax dollars and some government type dues and I don't pay our governor to apologize about saying that we should vote [people] out of office. If people would get out and vote [them] out we would not even be wasting time dealing with this mess."
From Buena Vista, another viewer [Dave Brumit] says he'd tell the supervisors:
"...Grow up and get used to people disagreeing with you. You have no inherent right to your position of trust. You are subject to voters. It is the business of politicians to try and persuade voters on how they should vote. Gilmore's statements were appropriate."
We also had a note from a relative [Dave Smith] of a woman who died in an accident in Montgomery County.
"The coverage was done in a manner that showed that your organization does care in the way of reporting things accurately, not like your neighbor across the street...Thank you, News Seven. You'll always be supported by me."
Here's how to get in touch with us at News-7.
Our mailing address, PO Box 7, zip 24022-0007.
Our fax, 343-7269.
Or check out our website's online forum.
Joe McKean, News-7.))
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The Superbowl and snacks go together like football and the field: you can't have one without the other.
Kate Weidaw shows us what fans gorged on game day.
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[SUPER=01-Todd Maxey/Pizza Delivery Man;:38 VERY QUICKLY!!!]
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((If heading out to a bar to watch the Super bowl wasn't your game plan, then you needed to make sure you had lots of food at home.
((GLADYS WRIGHT/SUBWAY MANAGER: AT 3 O'CLOCK WE HAVE ANOTHER HUNDRED FOOT LONGS.))
The lines at this Subway in Roanoke weren't long but the phone in orders were.
((GLADYS WRIGHT: WE'VE DONE THIS FOR SO LONG WE HAVE IT DOWN PAT ONE OF US CHEESES, COME BACK AND MEATS, IT'S LIKE AN ASSEMBLY LINE.))
Down the street at Dominos workers said the morning was like the calm before the storm.
((TODD MAXEY/PIZZA DELIVERY MAN: IT GETS PRETTY HECTIC AROUND GAME TIME.))
This is Todd Maxey's 13-th year delivering pizzas on Super bowl Sunday. He has a method to make sure the pizza is hot and fresh when it's delivered.
((TODD MAXEY: I RUN, I HUSTLE, I RUN TO THE FRONT DOOR.))
So while football fans are running for their Lazy Boys - delivery guys are running back for more orders .. All before kickoff.
Kate Weidaw, News 7, Roanoke.))
We'll have Super Bowl 35 highlights coming up later in sports.
Here's what's happening in the business world this afternoon--
Bad news for some autoworkers.
Daimler- Chrysler is announcing big job cuts, in hopes of driving itself out of the red.
The automaker says it'll cut 26- thousand jobs over the next three years.
It also plans to shut down six plants as part of its restructuring. The cuts affect both the U-S and Canada.