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[TALENT=Kimberly]

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Authorities have recovered the cockpit voice recorder AND the bodies of the victims in last night's plane crash in Colorado.
A live update, coming up.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And a woman from Independence is arrested for killing two other women.
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We're blanketed with sunshine and warm temperatures this afternoon... but that does not mean we are free and clear from those rain showers... our weekend forecast is coming up.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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News 7 at noon is next.



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Investigators are still trying to figure out why a chartered plane went down in Aspen, Colorado.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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Good afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Crash investigators have recovered the cockpit voice recorder...but won't speculate on the cause.
They say there was light snow in the area when the plane crashed about 15-hundred feet from the runway.
They add that the crew had informed controllers just before the crash that they had the runway in sight.
The bodies of all 18 victims have been recovered.
Two of the victims are REPORTEDLY employees of a Fox T-V station in Los Angeles.
Chris Lawrence has more now from Aspen, Colorado.
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[SUPER=01-Greg Reszel/Crash Witness;]
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((natz)
THIS IS WHAT IS LEFT TODAY OF THE TWIN ENGINE GULFSTREAM AFTER IT SLAMMED INTO A HILLSIDE JUST 500 YARDS SHORT OF THE RUNWAY. THE IMPACT COMPLETELY DEMOLISHED THE JET AND LEFT NO CHANCE OF SURVIVAL FOR ANY OF THE 18 PEOPLE ON BOARD.

SOT: UNIDENTIFIED WITNESS (0715:30

"IT WAS A FIERY CRASH, SPECTACULAR, LIKE SOMETHING YOU WOULD SEE IN THE MOVIES. IT WAS ALMOST SURREAL.
ANOTHER WITNESS SAYS THE PLANE WAS FLYING ERRATICALLY JUST BEFORE THE CRASH.

sot: GREG RESZEL/WITNESS (07:11:00)

"THERE WAS A POINT WHEN IT WAS JUST 200 FEET OVERHEAD WHERE IT'S DOWNWARD DIRECTION CHANGED SHARPLY UPWARD AND FOR A BRIEF MOMENT I THOUGHT IT WAS A HELICOPTER."
ALL THE VICTIMS BODIES AS WELL AS THE PLANE'S COCKPIT VOICE RECORDER HAVE ALREADY BEEN RECOVERED. NOW INVESTIGATORS MUST SIFT THROUGH THE WRECKAGE...SEARCHING FOR CLUES THAT MAY HELP DETERMINE WHAT WENT WRONG.
OFFICIALS DO KNOW THAT LANDING IN THIS MOUNTAINOUS AREA CAN BE TRICKY AND THAT WEATHER MAY HAVE PLAYED A ROLE.

SOT: Arnold Scott/NTSB (07:03:40)

"IT WAS LIGHT SNOW, BUT I UNDERSTAND THAT THE FLIGHT CREW DID TELL THE TOWER THAT THEY HAD THE RUNWAY IN SIGHT." ))
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[Grayson-Murder]


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An Independence woman is arrested in the shooting deaths of two other women. The Grayson County Sheriff says 59 year old Betty Jean Angeline killed Linda McKnight on January 31-st of this year and more recently shot Glenda Jenkins last Friday.
Angeline faces first degree murder and capital murder charges.
She is being held in the New River Valley Jail without bond. A hearing is set for April.
We'll have more on this story tonight on News 7 at 5 and 6.

[Danville-Health]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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We do have one announcement to pass along this afternoon to those who have business at the Health Department in Danville.
The office will be closed today due to electrical problems.


[Science-Museum]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=mjo]
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More jobs at the Science Museum of Western Virginia have become casualties of the state budget battle.
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Museum directors told the staff this morning that 10 full-time employees will be let go next month.
The museum has already reduced its hours and laid off 19 part-timers.
It's suffering a 750-thousand dollar loss in funds expected from the state.
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The remaining nine employees will step up fundraising activities.
Museum officials say they'll count on community donations and admissions income to increase.
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[Self-Defense]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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Some Roanoke women are just saying 'no' to violent attackers - and they are taking protective measures into their own hands.
They're learning self defense from the Roanoke City Police.
As Jennifer Miele reports, these ladies are packing quite a punch.
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[Oil-Spill]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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The world's biggest floating oil rig sank off the Brazilian coast today. The 40-story rig went down in heavy seas.
Cleanup efforts are underway.
Meanwhile, the coast guard is trying to contain several oil slicks that are threatening the Danish coast.
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Authorities believe it to be the largest oil spill off Denmark.
The incident happened Wednesday night, when an oil tanker collided with a freighter in international waters between Denmark and Germany.
The tanker was carrying 33- THOUSAND TONS of oil.
Bad weather this week has been hampering the work of emergency crews.
Meanwhile, several birds were spotted covered in oil along the beaches.
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[Military-Plane]


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Authorities believe they've recovered a second pilot's body in the area where two U-S fighter jets crashed in the Scottish Highlands.
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The other pilot's body was found earlier this week.
The second body has yet to be officially identified.
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The two F-15's vanished 45 minutes after take-off Monday from an air base just northeast of London.
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[Abortion-Doctor]


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The F-B-I expects a long extradition process for the suspected killer of an abortion doctor.
Former F-B-I fugitive James Kopp is being transferred today to a French prison.
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Kopp was arrested yesterday in northwestern France.
He's suspected in the 19-98 murder of New York State Doctor Barnett Slepian.
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((DENISE O'DONNELL/U.S. ATTORNEY: THE KILLING OF DR. BARNETT SLEPIAN WAS NOT A PERMISSABLE, IDEALOGICAL ACT, BUT A COLD- BLOODED MURDER.))
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Kopp COULD receive the death penalty if convicted on a federal charge.
But under French law, foreign nationals are not extradited to countries where they could face the death penalty.
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Meanwhile, police in New York arrested two of Kopp's alleged co- conspirators.
They're accused of harboring the fugitive.
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[Prof-Arrest]


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An argument between two Virginia Tech professors results in the arrest of one of them-- and students are split on why it happened.
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It was at Pamplin Hall on Tuesday when Paulo Polanah, a black studies instructor and Larry Killough, an accounting professor, argued over the use of a classroom.
When no agreement could be met, Killough called police.
Yesterday, students told officials what they saw and addressed the issue of race possibly being a factor.
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[IN-IM OUTRAGED] ((IM OUTRAGED THAT THEY WOULD EVEN THINK OR IMAGINE THAT THIS COULD BE A RACE ISSUE IN NO WAY SHAPE OR FORM WAS ANYTHING EVER SAID OR BROUGHT UP ABOUT RACE AND NOTHING WAS IMPLIED.)) ((IF FROM THE MOMENT THE ACCOUNTING PROFESSOR ENTERED THE ROOM AND HAD NOTICED A WHITE PROFESSOR WHETHER WHITE OR OLD WHETHER A FULL PROFESSOR OR EARLY ON AS POLANAH IS HIMSELF THE SITUATION WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN THE SAME. ))
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The university is investigating and has asked that the disorderly conduct charges against black studies professor Paulo Polanah be dropped.
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[Mason-Dixon]


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Our latest NEWS 7 Mason Dixon poll shows Democrat Mark Warner is still ahead in the governor's race.
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In a "head to head" matchup with Republican Attorney General Mark Earley, Mark Warner pulls 44 percent in our poll.

Mark Earley gets 37 percent support.
If Republican Lieutenant Governor John Hager wins his party's nomination instead, Mark Warner still wins, with a 45 percent showing in our poll to Hager's 33 percent support.
So while Mark Warner's celebrating his high name recognition and positive poll situation, Republican Governor Jim Gilmore may still be absorbing yesterday's poll.
Senate Republicans held a news conference yesterday to point out that 53 percent of Virginians support a "compromise like they're offering" on "no car tax."
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((SEN. TOMMY NORMENT/R-WILLIAMSBURG: WHAT THE GOVERNOR I THINK DID NOT COUNT ON, ONE, WAS THE SENSIBILITIES AND THE INTELLIGENCE AND THE REASONABLENESS OF THE CITIZENS OF VIRGINIA....THAT THEY WOULD BELIEVE US.))
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The Governor and First Lady have left the fight behind, on board Republican media tycoon Steve Forbes' yacht in the Carribean for a long weekend.
The "Highlander" is a 14 million dollar ride, complete with its own helicopter.
It entertained then-Governor Doug Wilder in Richmond in 1993.
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[11Dog-Bites]


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Man's best friend can sometimes turn into a foe...
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It's a scenario 11-year Ryan Williams knows all too well.
He was bitten in the face by a neighborhood dog he thought was friendly.
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((RYAN WILLIMAS: HE WASN'T BARKING AT ME WHEN I WENT OVER. AND I KNEELED DOWN TO PET IT AND IT BIT ME))
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Plastic Surgeon Norman Harris says Ryan is one of the fortunate ones. Every year 4-MILLION Americans are attacked by dogs - 60 percent of them are children.
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((I'VE SEEN CASES WHERE A CHILD HAS LOST A BIG PORTION OF THEIR SCALP AND I'VE SEEN CASE WHERE THEY'VE LOST EARS, NOSE, PARTS OF THEIR LIPS))
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One canine trainer says any dog can bite if it has not been trained.
But he says there are ways to avoid becoming a victim.
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((THE FIRST THING YOU DO IS LET THE DOG SMELL YOU. YOU NEVER DO THIS TO A DOG THIS MEANS IN DOG LANGUAGE THAT YOU'RE TELLING THE DOG I'M THE DOMINANT ONE I'M THE BOSS))
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Jacob says pet the dog on its chin instead. And he says avoid looking a dog in the eye --it's perceived as a challenge.
Jacob says parents should tell their kids to always approach a dog slowly --and don't make quick movements.
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[AMTax-Scams]


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[WRITER=jmi]
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Tax day is only three weeks away.

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Tonight at 6, News 7's business reporter Jennifer Miele will give you some tips on how to avoid tax scams.
She'll talk with Julie Wheeler from the Better Business Bureau.
Wheeler says don't be fooled by tax preparers who promise a big refund if you "fudge" information on your tax form.
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((JULIE WHEELER/BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU: THAT'S NOT A GOOD THING, CAUSE IT ALL SHOULD BE ACCURATE AND HONEST INFORMATION. THEY SHOULDN'T BE ABLE TO LURE YOU IN SAYING THEY CAN GET YOU A BIG REFUND.))
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Wheeler says remember... if there's a mistake on your tax return, the I-R-S will come after you.
More on tax scams tonight on News 7 at 6 Six.
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[Tunstall-drums]


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Some Southside students are hoping to be a hit at an international competition.

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The Tunstall High School percussion team will compete next weekend in the Winter Guard International World Finals in Milwaukee.
The event will determine the top percussion ensemble from the United States, Canada, and Europe.
Tuntsall High school placed second last year and this year they're shooting for first.
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((KRISTEN BRAY/STUDENT: WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO BELIEVE IN OURSELVES AND DEFINETELY HAVE PRIDE, DEDICATION, AND DETERMINATION.)) ((KRISIE KEEN/STUDENT: A LOT OF PEOPLE DON'T THINK WE CAN DO IT BECAUSE WE ARE IN SUCH A SMALL CITY AND STUFF BUT I THINK...WE'RE UP THERE WITH THE REST OF THEM.))
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The team still needs to raise another 2-thousand dollars to pay for the trip.
They'll hold a fundraiser concert dinner tomorrow night at Tunstall High School.
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