Today on News 7 at 5, two teenager are dead and 13 other people are injured as a student goes on a school shooting rampage near San Diego.
We'll have the latest in a live report.
The main elements of the forecast tonight include gusty cold winds and occasional snow showers. We'll explain in a moment.
Also today we are following another developing story
as vice president Dick Cheney is taken to the hospital with chest pains.
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((I WAS RIGHT ACROSS THE HALL FROM THE BOYS ROOM ... EVERYBODY THOUGH IT WAS FIRECRACKERS.. EVERYBODY THAT OR A JOKE.))
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But it was No joke- a ninth grader opens fire at a California high school-
Yet another school shooting. This time two students are dead and 13 more are wounded-
The shooting happened at a high school just outside of San Diego- Tonight a 15 year old freshman is in custody.
Jennifer Sabih is following this story and joins us live with the latest.
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The scene of today's horror was Santana High School in this suburb of
San Diego. Ambulances and police vehicles raced to the school responding
to reports of gunshots. What they found was a scene repeated all too
often... students down and bleeding, some unresponsive.
Police searched parked cars for possible gunmen, but authorities say
there was only one shooter. Witnesses say a 9th grader opened fire,
first in a rest room, then in a common area populated by other students.
The young shooter was taken into custody. Some students who knew him
said he was a quiet boy who had boasted of owning a gun. In an interview
for the CBS Evening News, one adult acquaintance the boy was troubled
because others were picking on him. But no one saw this coming.
Bob Reynolds, Friend of Suspect))
Vice president Dick Cheney is in the hospital again after feeling chest pains. It's the latest hospitalization for
Cheney who has been plagued with heart disease. Teri Okita reports from Washington.
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((TRACK: THE 60-YEAR-OLD VICE-PRESIDENT HAS A LONG HISTORY OF HEART
DISEASE. HES HAD FOUR HEART ATTACKS THE LAST, MILD ONE COMING IN THE
MIDST OF THE ELECTION BATTLE BACK ON NOVEMBER 22ND.
TRACK: AS LATE AS SUNDAY, APPEARING ON THE CBS SHOW, "FACE THE NATION",
MR. CHENEY SAID HE WAS FEELING FINE WATCHING HIS DIET AND GETTING HIS
EXERCISE EVEN GOING ON A SKI TRIP LAST WEEK. HIS STAFF ALSO BELIEVED
HE WAS DOING FINE HOLDING MEETINGS AND ATTENDING TO BUSINESS AS USUAL.
TERI OKITA, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.))[5-Thomas]
Prosecutors claim that hair, footprints and DNA all point to Jeffery Allen Thomas as Tara Munsey's killer. Today the testimony of more than a dozen forensic scientist appeared to back that up.
One testified that Thomas' sperm was found on the teenagers thigh. Another said footprints matching his sneakers were on her T-Shirt.
Gun experts from the state crime lab linked shell casings found near her body to a rifle Thomas allegedly had.
And medical examiner Gregory Wanger said the teenager died of four close gunshot wounds to the head and chest.
The jury is expected to hear about more D-N-A evidence tomorrow.
The Economic news is not good for some in Rocky Mount. More than 100 workers at Standard Register are losing their jobs.
The company announced it'll close it's Rocky Mount facility May First- The company makes business forms.
A company spokeswoman says the closure will affect about 140-employees.
Workers say they saw the cuts coming.
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((KEVIN LEDBETTER/EMPLOYEE, STANDARD REGISTER: PRINTING IS DYING, YOU KNOW. COMPUTERS, TECHNOLOGY'S TAKING OVER. IT'S JUST A DYING INDUSTRY. IT'S LIKE TEXTILES, IT'S JUST DYING.))
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The layoffs are part of a four-step revitalization plan Standard Register announced at the beginning of the year.
Some of the Rocky Mount employees were laid off last Friday.
All will be paid through May first.
That scare of a huge snowstorm seems to have missed us for now-
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That's not the case in the Northeast where people woke up to ice covered windshields and slushy roads.
Winter storm warnings are in effect now for part of the Northeast and people in that region are bracing for the worst.
Schools and offices have closed early- Airlines have cancelled flights.
The storm has already left a nearly in foot of snow in parts of northeast Pennsylvania and southern New York.
But forecasters expect the "dumping" will begin tonight and continue into tomorrow. As much as 2 feet of the white stuff is predicted to
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A Blacksburg native was one of the soldiers killed in a military plane crash this weekend. After this break, we'll hear from one of his local friends,
and from Danville, we'll see how technology is helping cell phone users get emergency help faster.
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A Montgomery County family is among those mourning the loss of a loved one in this weekend's National Guard crash in Georgia...
Blacksburg native Staff Seargant Greg (Skir-pee) Skurupey was one of the 18-airmen killed when their plane crashed.
The crew was returning to Virginia following a training mission in Florida.
Paul Bowyer is a long-time family friend and fellow church member who says (Skir-pee) Skurupey loved his job...
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((PAUL BOWYER/FRIEND OF VICTIM; I'VE KNOWN GREG SINCE HE WAS A YOUNGSTERHE'S A FINE YOUNG MAN I THINK HE WAS DOING SOMETHING HE LOVED TO DO I TALKED TO HIS UNCLE AND HE SAID HE REALLY ENJOYED SERVING HIS COUNTRY IN THIS CAPACITY.))
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Skurupey leaves behind a wife and two children.
He would have celebrated his 35th birthday yesterday.
The U-S Navy has begun what could be a lenghy inquiry into the submarine disaster that sunk a Japanese fishing boat last month. Chris Lawrence reports from Pearl Harbor.
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((Navy Commander Scott Waddle walked into the courtroom with his career on
the line. And his lawyer immediately confronted the Board of Inquiry.
Waddle's attorney says a Japanese advisor should not be allowed to
participate, because he could influence the board without being
cross-examined. But the senior Admiral says the Japanese advisor does
not have a vote, and he can stay.
The victims' families travelled from Japan to hear exactly what happened
to the men and boys aboard the Ehime Maru. Last month 35 people were on
an expedition to teach teenagers how to become commercial fishermen.
When the Navy sub USS Greenville shot to the surface during a training
exercise ..it ripped through the Japanese trawler and sank it. At the
time, the control room was packed with a group of civilians on a tour
..and the Navy also wants to determine if their presence interfered with
the crew's ability to detect ships on the surface.
In his opening remarks, the head of the Board told the families: this
inquiry cannot change what happened, but a more thorough understanding
can help prevent it ever happening again. As commanding offier of the
sub, Commander Waddle says he is prepared to accept responsibility, but
that does not necesarily equate to criminal liablity. Through an email,
he asked everyone to please pray for those lost at sea ..and pray for
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If you dial 9-1-1 on your cell phone you may be surprised to find out who takes the call.
An emergency call typically goes to the State Police rather than the nearest 9-1-1 Center.
But now in Danville, a 9-1-1 call made on a cell phone will go straight to Danville's Emergency Services Department.
Dispatchers say it will save precious seconds in an emergency.
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((CHRIS GOSS/DANVILLE'S EMERGENCY SERVICES DEPT.: WHEN IT WENT TO THE STATE POLICE THEY WOULD HAVE TO DETERMINE WHERE THIS CALL NEEDED TO GO, WHICH COUNTY, WHICH JURISDICTION. AND NOW IT COMES STRAIGHT TO US SO IT SAVES TIME FOR THE CALLER.))
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Over the next three years technology will improve so operators will be able to pinpoint exact locations when you dial 9-1-1.
This could help find someone if the caller is unable to speak.
Coming up next on the newscast, we'll tell you why one group's fundraiser is a safe bet to make money.
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If you don't have the time or the money to hit Las Vegas this month... no need to worry... there are plenty of blackjack games- as well as craps and roulette right here.
Prevent Child Abuse Roanoke Valley is hosting Monte Carlo Night this Saturday and
Jacey Birch is at the Holiday Inn Hotel Tanglewood to tell us more about the fundraiser.
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Still to come today, March Madness has begun,
and Roanoke Catholic School is the first to ring it in. Mike Stevens will explain in Sports.
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Bargain hunters have gone to work on Wall Street, allowing the major stock market averages to post gains.
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Good evening folks and welcome to the Monday ticker that begins with a flurry of news items from
the Atlantic Coast Conference. This afternoon the league passed out some of its post season honors.
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No Virginia players earned first team all-ACC honors, but Travis Watson the Cavs six foot eight inch center earned second team honors as a forward.
Two of his teammates were selected to the third team all-conference squad.
Chris Williams, the Cavs' top scorer gets this honor along with, my pick as the Cavs MVP this season - Roger Mason Junior.
Another Cav - high flying Adam Hall was voted to the ACC's all-defensive team.
Hall and the Cavs open the ACC tournament this Friday at 2:30 from the Georgia Dome.
And don't forget that all four of the quarterfinal games on Friday, the semi-finals on Saturday and Sunday's championship are right here on Your Hometown Station WDBJ-7.
March Madness is now officially upon us and the first area high school team to ring up a state title is Roanoke Catholic.
The Celtics won their second straight Virginia Independent Conference Division Two state title over the weekend in Petersburg.
This morning the students at Roanoke Catholic celebrated the title by ringing the bell at St. Andrew's Church.
The players and students in all grades were let out of school for a short time this morning to take part in the event.
Catholic defeated Poromac School 54-to-51 for the title.
Catholic Principal Karen Mabry and head coach Dick Wall also took part in the fun.
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A Cave Spring Knight is changing his colors.
Brad Miller signed today to become a cadet at Virginia Military Institute.
In front of family, Cave Spring coaches, teammates and teachers Miller put his "John Hancock" on the necessary documents to play football for VMI.
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At 6'3" 190 pounds, the senior played offense and defense for the Knights.
Miller, who also played hoops, says VMI just seemed like the right fit. He says he see more wins in the school's future.
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Coming up tonight six, we'll head to Charlottesville and show you why UVA men's basketball fans camped out at U-HAL
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Over the past decade or so, comic book stores have seen the average age of their customers steadily increase. But now they would like to bring some of the younger people back.
Doug Frattallone has more.
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((THE FACT THAT COMICS "AREN'T FOR KIDS ANYMORE" IS A STORY THAT'S
ABOUT 15 YEARS OLD.
THE TIDE TURNED IN 1986, WHEN D.C. PUBLISHED THE DARK KNIGHT
RETURNS... BATMAN AS AN AGING, ANGRY VIGILANTE.
THERE WAS ALSO THE WATCHMEN...SUPERHEROES WRITTEN AS REAL PEOPLE
INSTEAD OF GODS.
BOTH SERIES FUELED A COMICS BOOM...WHICH EVENTUALLY BUSTED IN THE
BY THEN, TOO MANY NEW BOOKS WERE BEING PUBLISHED WHICH COLLECTORS
COULDN'T GIVE AWAY.
(sot there's 7 million copies of the death of superman came out. how
can they be worth any money?)
HIS NAME IS MICHAEL DRIVAS, OWNER OF BIG BRAIN COMICS IN
TO GUARD AGAINST A BOOM AND BUST INDUSTRY, DRIVAS STOCKS JUST
ENOUGH COPIES OF THE VARIOUS MONTHLY TITLES.
BUT HE ALSO RELIES ON SALES OF TRADE PAPERBACKS...REPRINTS OF
MONTHLY TITLES IN ONE VOLUME.
HE CONSIDERS HIS TRADE PAPERBACKS CANNED GOODS...THE MONTHLY
(SOT produce you want...there's new stuff coming out, you don't want
any of the old stuff around. it's gonna go bad. canned goods, you
know, it's like you buy 'em and if they ist on the shelf for a couple
extra weeks, it's no big deal.)
DRIVAS SAYS HIS AVERAGE CUSTOMER IS BETWEEN 20 AND 35 YEARS OLD.
40 YEARS AGO, THAT AGE RANGE WAS MORE LIKE 8 TO 17.
BUT THEN AGAIN...
(SOT there's more challenge for that cheap entertainment dollar than
there used to be.)
THAT'S PETER GROSS, PROFESSIONAL COMIC ARTIST.
HE DOESN'T SEE COMICS GOING AWAY..BUT WITH VIDEOGAMES AND MOVIES
AND THE INTERNET...HE KNOWS PUBLISHERS CAN'T AFFORD TO IGNORE KIDS.
THAT'S WHERE MARVEL'S "ULTIMATE" LINE COMES IN.
HERE, THE ORIGINS OF SPIDER-MAN AND THE X-MEN ARE GIVEN A 21ST
CENTURY REBOOT TO ATTRACT YOUNGER READERS.
(SOT-KORSUNSKY "It's a good place for people to start off. So they
don't have to read the last 30 years worth of continuity)
SO FAR, THE "ULTIMATE" LINE HAS BEEN A HIT...WITH MONTHLY ISSUES
BUT TO MAKE SURE KIDS DON'T MISS OUT, MARVEL HAS REPRINTED WHOLE
ISSUES ON ITS WEBSITE FOR FREE.
SO THE OLD STORY THAT "COMICS AREN'T FOR KIDS ANYMORE" TAKES A
2001 TWIST: AT LEAST THE YOUNGER SET...ISN'T BEING BEING TOTALLY
DOUG FRATTALLONE REPORTING.
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You can find the Marvel Comics sight through a link to our page at wdbj7-dot-com.