Today on News 7 at 5, we will learn more about the 18 year old man accused of shooting up a California high school yesterday,
Also a sleeping child is left on an empty school bus. Now the driver is in trouble.
An arctic cold front's heading our way...I'll tell you what it means for use coming up....
Plus a Florida medical examiner asks a judge to throw out an agreement that sealed NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt's autopsy photos.
and we'll tell about some big news for country singer Shania Twain.
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One day after gunfire at a California high school- more details are coming out about the alleged gunman.
Police say the student used weapons from his own home- Students called the teen- a loner with a short temper.
Chris Lawrence has more on this latest school shooting.
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THE BALLOONS USED TO DECORATE THE SCHOOL FOR PREP RALLIES ... THE
FLOWERS, ..FOR A PROM.. NOW THEY'RE PART OF A MEMORIAL STUDENTS ARE
BUILDING OUTSIDE GRANITE HILLS HIGH.
KENNEDY: "We're so sorry it had to happen to them. We know how bad it is and how
bad it feels."
THESE STUDENTS KNOW BECAUSE IT HAPPENED TO THEM...EARLIER THIS MONTH, A FEW MILES UP THE ROAD, AT SANTANA HIGH. NOW THEY'RE SUPPORTING THE FRIENDS THAT HELPED THEM.
HOLLY KENNEDY/ SANTANA SCHOOL:
"After they saw how much it hurt us, why would anyone do it again."
THAT'S A QUESTION EVEN THEIR TEACHERS CAN'T ANSWER. POLICE SAY, JASON
HOFFMAN, SLUNG A SHOTGUN OVER HIS SHOULDER, WALKED ONTO THE SCHOOL
CAMPUS , AND OPENED FIRE. HE WOUNDED FIVE PEOPLE BEFORE AN OFFICER SHOT
APRIL KEIFER/GRANITE HILLS STUDENT:
"You would see him in school and he seemed kinda angry."
STUDENTS REMEMBER AN INTIMIDATING LONER WITH A SHORT FUSE.
CLEANUP CREWS ARE REPLACING SHATTERED GLASS AND REPAINTING WALLS SO STUDENTS CAN RETURN TO CLASS ON MONDAY.
KEIFER: "I went into shock when it happened and when I go back to those same
classes, it'll be like reliving it all over again and again.))
A Montgomery County child had some scary moments Wednesday after after he was accidentially left on an empty school bus.
Seven-year-old Justin Nester fell asleep on his bus ride home to Christiansburg from Shawsville Middle School.
When he woke-up, the driver was gone and the scared first-grader was trapped alone on the vehicle.
Justin made his way out but wouldn't have to walk far...
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((JUSTIN NESTER/LEFT ON BUS; THIS LADY I DON'T KNOW HERE LAST NAME, BUT HER NAME WAS MAGGIE AND SHE SAVED MY LIFE FOR THAT.))
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The woman drove Justin home safely.
The school district says drivers are trained to check their vehicles before leaving... and the driver on that bus has been suspended.
Salem Delegate Morgan Griffith is questioning how members of the State Senate are handling their end of the "car tax cut" debate.
And he's asking Attorney General Mark Earley to issue an opinion.
Griffith is raising questions about Virginians for Fiscal Responsibility. That's a group of senators of both parties established to defend their position on the budget. He says it should comply with financial disclosure laws.
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((DEL. MORGAN GRIFFITH/R- SALEM: IF THIS IS ALLOWED TO CONTINUE, THAT'S WHAT YOU'RE GOING TO SEE THIS FALL. YOU'RE GOING TO SEE A LOT OF EDUCATIONAL COMMITTEES SET UP AND IT'S GOING TO THWART WHAT WE'VE ALWAYS HAD IN VIRGINIA... GOOD GOVERNMENT DISCLOSING ALL THE MONEY COMING IN TO POLITICAL CAMPAIGN SITUATIONS.))
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Members of the Virginia Senate say they consulted attorneys before setting up the group, and believe it complies with state law.
Roanoke Senator John Edwards says Griffith's criticism is ironic, after Governor Gilmore flew around the state at taxpayers' expense to tell Virginians the budget crisis was over.
After 15 years circling the globe, the MIR space station ended its mission today in a blaze of glory. Terisa Estacio has more.
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((It looked like a spectacular early fireworks show but in reality it was
the space station MIR..streaking across the sky during it's final flight.
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(It was..perfect...a tribute to Russian engineering)
Careening through the atmosphere at 17 thousand miles an hour, most of
the 1 hundred and 43 ton station burnt up during re-entry. But experts
say about 25 tons of space junk survived..landing in the waters between
Chile and Australia.
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Mir is the largest man made craft ever to re-enter the atmosphere. And
despite Russian assurances that sections of the station would splash
harmlessly into the South Pacific, nations in the region weren't taking
any chances. In Fiji, a task force monitored the situation
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It was fantastic.........
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This is not the end of Russia's presence in space....continue to work on
the International Space Station................ Terisa Estacio,CBS News
at the Johnson Space Center.))
The crash of the MIR spacecraft will not cost Taco Bell any money. The fast food restaurant promised to buy all 280 MILLION Americans a taco if the space station hit its target. Several tons of debris hit the ocean overnight. However none of it hit Taco Bell's 40 foot sign.
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Health officials in Europe say foot and mouth disease is going to get a lot worse before it gets better. We'll have that story next.
And in Entertainment news, we'll tell you about Shania Twain's next big event. It has nothing to do with music.
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Federal agents are seizing another flock of sheep in Vermont- because its feared they were exposed to a form of mad cow disease.
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Federal officials decended on the farm of Larry and Linda (Fa-LAYS) Faillace to collect 125 of their prize animals.
The sheep are bound for Iowa where they will be killed and studied to determine if they have the disease.
This morning's seizure comes just days after a bigger flock of sheep was taken from another Vermont farm.
The (fa-lays') Faillaces are oppposed to the action calling it unnecessary.
Several protesters were at the farm as the seizure was underway.
Meanwhile British officials admit they've lost control of the foot and mouth epidemic. Officials there say the viral disease could get ten times worse before it gets better.
In health check tonight,
Diabetics now have a new way to test their blood glucose level.
And it doesn't require pricking their finger.
In fact, this new method is supposed to be less painful.
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Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton explains.
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The new test is called One Touch Ultra. It hit the market about a month ago.
And not only is supposed to less painful --but only takes 5 seconds for a result.
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((TIM BROWN: I PROBABLY TEST MY BLOOD SUGAR LEVEL SEVEN, EIGHT TIMES A DAY. ALL THING I ENJOY DOING I PROBABLY WOULD NOT FEEL AS COMFORTABLE IF I WASN'T' ABLE TO TEST MY BLOOD SUGAR QUICKLY AND ACCURATELY))
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And for the past 14 years that has been the routine for Tim Brown.
But now a new test, One Touch Ultra, is making the task less painful.
The difference with this test -- is that it doesn't have to be done on the finger -- it can be done on the arm, bicep, or forearm.
And it only requires a micro liter of blood --compared to other tests that require 4 micro liters or more.
And it's done in seconds.
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((STEPHANIE MCCAULEY/LEWIS GALE MED. CTR.:THE BIGGEST COMPLAINT I DO HEAR AS A DIABETES EDUCATOR IS THAT THE STICK ON THE FINGER TIPS ARE VERY PAINFUL. AND THE MORE YOU STICK THEY GET BRUISED AND MORE PAINFUL AND CALLUSED. SO I THINK WITH THIS PRODUCT BEING ABLE TO TEST ON ALTERNATIVE SITES WITH FOREARM AND BICEPS IT'S MUCH LESS PAINFUL))
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And McCauley says that will make people more likely to test themselves regularly --which is very important.
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((TIM BROWN/DIABETIC:THE LONGER YOU KEEP YOUR BLOOD SURE IN THE FANTASTIC RANGE 80 TO 130 OR WHATEVER YOUR HEALTH CARE SAYS THE MORE LIKELY YOU'RE GOING TO BE ABLE TO AVOID LONG TERM COMPLICATION. THAT'S KIND OF MY GOAL. I WANT TO ENJOY RETIREMENT))
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The cost for One Touch Ultra is about 65 dollars --and it can be purchased at a local pharmacy.
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A century- old train station is getting a new lease on life.. in a place normally reserved for the dead.
Workers are putting the finishing touches on this old C&O station that's been reconstructed "board by board" at Lynchburg's Old City Cemetery.
When it opens, the station will give visitors a glimpse of early 20th century life.. and how railroads played a part in it.
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((JANE WHITE/SOUTHERN MEMORIAL ASSOCIATION: THE PEOPLE WHO BUILT THE RAILROADS ARE BURIED HERE.THE IMMIGRANTS, THE AFRICAN- AMERICANS WHO WORKED ON THEM AND HELD IMPORTANT POSITIONS. THERE'S JUST ONE STORY AFTER ANOTHER AND THAT'S ALL PART OF INTERPRETING THE LIVES OF THESE PEOPLE.))
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The station comes from the Amherst County community of Stapleton, where it had sat unoccupied for years.
Private donations helped pay for its removal and reconstruction in the cemetery.
Her publicist says country singer Shania Twain finally has a new project.
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But it's not another album, she's going to be a mom.
Twain and her husband Mutt Lange are expecting their first child.
The 35 year old singer has dropped out of the public eye after her last release "Come On Over" sold more than 50 MILLION albums in 1999.
Twain and Lange have been married for seven years and live in Geneva, Switzerland.
If your muscial tastes are more in tune with Beverly Sills than Shania Twain, stay tuned. Jacey Birch is standing by with news you'll want to hear.
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This Sunday will be the last time you can see the next generation of opera singers performing in Roanoke.
Five of Opera Roanoke's most popular singers return for an encore performance of "Rising Stars in Concert."
Jacey Birch is at the Jefferson Center to introduce us to five very talented and memorable performers with amazing voices.
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NASCAR qualifying is over in Bristol. Mike Stevens will have the results AND the latest controversy surrounding the photgraphs of Dale Earnhardt's autopsy.
amd we'll take a look at all the activity as Hollywood prepares for Sunday night's Academy Awards.
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A Friday rally allowed the Dow Jones
industrials to regain some of the ground lost in recent weeks.
But while the Dow's rise is encouraging, analysts remain
cautious, saying it's unlikely the market has truly found a bottom.
Alexis Christoforous has more.
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Good evening everybody and welcome to the end of the work week ticker.
We begin tonight in the Bristol bowl down in tri-cities with the results of this afternoon's Winston Cup qualifying.
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The high banked concrete oval can make life tough on even the best drivers including Stacy Compton who almost lost it.
Mark Martin was almost flawless on his lap, however.
Martin was the 40th driver on the track and and he put the Pfizer Ford on the pole. Here's the complete starting lineup for Sunday's Food City 500.
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[SUPER=0107-1. Mark Martin/126.300/2. Sterling Marlin//3. Kevin Harvick//4. Rusty Wallace//5. Todd Bodine//;]
[SUPER=0107-6. Bobby Hamilton//7. Kyle Petty//8. Dave Blaney//9. Dale Earnhardt Jr.//10. Ken Schrader//;]
[SUPER=0107-11. John Andretti//12. Bill Elliott//13. Bobby Labonte//14. Ricky Rudd//15. Jeff Gordon//;]
[SUPER=0107-16. Casey Atwood//17. Steve Park//18. Ward Burton//19. Dale Jarrett//20. Joe Nemechek//;]
[SUPER=0107-21. Buckshot Jones//22. Jerry Nadeau//23. Jimmy Spencer//24. Matt Kenseth//25. Terry Labonte//;]
[SUPER=0107-26. Robert Pressley//27. Rick Mast//28. Johnny Benson//29. Michael Waltrip//30. Jeremy Mayfield//;]
[SUPER=0107-31. Kenny Wallace//32. Jeff Burton//33. Mike Skinner//34. Ricky Craven//35. Brett Bodine//;]
[SUPER=0107-36. Andy Houston//37. Tony Stewart//38. Elliott Sadler//39. Kurt Busch//40. Ron Hornaday//;]
[SUPER=0107-41. Stacy Compton//42. Kevin Lepage//43. Mike Wallace//;]
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Off the track, the plans to seal the Earnhardt autopsy photos suffered another blow today as the Medical Examiner's office in Volusia County asked a judge to dissolve the settlement between the Orlando Sentinel and Teresa Earnhardt.
The medical examiner says the agreement cannot be legally enforced.
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The road to the final four continues tonight right here on your Hometown Station. Gonzaga will try and reach the round of eight for a second time in three years, but first defending national champion Michigan State stands in the way, a team with athletic ability the Zags respect.
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You can watch the Michigan State/Gonzaga game right here on your Hometown Station. Tip off is set for 7:38, then Illinois and Kansas hook up in a 10:15 start.
As always you will get bonus coverage from CBS Sports throughout the evening.
Coming up tonight on News 7 at Six, we'll head outside for some college baseball at Tech and a little college softball in Salem.
Take care everyone and have a safe weekend.
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Sunday night is the biggest night of the year for Hollywood. That's when we will find out who won the major awards, who wore the best dress, and who made the longest acceptance speech.
Here's Gretchen Carlson with a preview.
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((Its Oscar time again. And that means a major make-over is underway at
the Shrine Auditorium in L-A.
Taking center stage - Oscar himself, followed by the cranes, the cable,
and yes, the red carpet!
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This was a method I developed myself!
As hundreds of strips get slapped to the ground florists put together
thousands of bouquets. Set designers study their blue prints - and
supervisors rate the preps.
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Everything is going great. Were ahead of schedule which is a wonderful
(Stand-Up Bridge) Gretchen Carlson Reporting
By Sunday night, the stage will be set for the stars to strut their
stuff - just in time for the buzz to begin ... like will Tom come solo
-- with no Nicole?
Will Julia Roberts finally win an academy award AND what will she wear?
(NAT - ) Tina Hernandez - Oscar Fan
It just got under my skin. I just want to be here.
Tina Hernandez could probably tell you. Shes so addicted to the
Academy Awards, shes been camping out in her own "Castaway" set across
the street from the Shrine for more than a week.
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Its worth it to be the first in line.
Besides seeing the stars, fans will also get to see millions of dollars
in jewels. Harry Winston is loaning more than 70 million dollars worth
to the stars, but so far, no word on whose wearing what ... as the
countdown begins for the 73rd annual oscar show. gretchen carlson cbs
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