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[7-11Taxi-Shooting]
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A cab driver is in the hospital after being shot over the weekend.
It happened around 5:30 yesterday morning outside an apartment complex in the Northwest section of Roanoke.

Authoritities are still looking for the suspects.
The driver, 30 year old John Powers of Salem, is at Duke Medical Center where he underwent surgery. Kate Weidaw has reaction from other cab drivers.
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The call for a taxi came in at five in the morning. Dispatchers asked John Powers to pick up two men at the Salem View Apartments on Panorama Avenue. The pair allegedly asked Powers to take them to West Side Boulevard. But, when they were behind the apartment building, officials say the two men demanded money, shot out the two way radio, and then shot Powers once in the back. The pair then fled the scene. Neighbors in the apartment building called police after they heard a horn blowing for several minutes.
Yellow cab drivers like Eddie Sutton say the night shift can be a dangerous time to work, you just have to be careful.



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((EDDIE SUTTON: I RUN ANY WHERE ANYTIME NIGHT OF DAY AND AT LEAST CHECK OUT THE SITUATION IF IT DOESN'T FEEL RIGHT THEN I LEAVE IT ALONE.))
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Sutton says if someone tries to steal his money chances are they won't get away with much.

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((EDDIE SUTTON: I USUALLY CARRY ONLY 20 OR 30 DOLLARS ON ME ANYTIME I GET UP TO A CERTAIN AMOUNT IF I'M BY THE OFFICE I STICK IT IN MY CAR.))
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But Sutton believes this shooting will make drivers more cautious at night.

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((EDDIE SUTTON: I KNOW EVERYBODY SAYS IT WON'T HAPPEN TO ME WELL THAT'S WHAT I USED TO THINK UNTIL THIS HAPPENED IT WILL MAKE ME A LITTLE MORE APPREHENSIVE BUT I'LL KEEP ON DOING WHAT I'M DOING.))
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Kate Weidaw News 7 Roanoke.))
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So far, there is no word on Powers' condition.



[7-11Sisisky-Funeral]


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Funeral services for fourth district congressman Norman Sisisky were held yesterday . Nearly one thousand people gathered in Richmond to pay their respects.
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The Democrat died Thursday, just days after undergoing lung cancer surgery.
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Sisisky served a district that ran from just west of Richmond to Hampton Roads and points south for 19- years.
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((GEORGE ALLEN: NORM WAS JUST A GREAT MAN, GOOD BUSINESS SENSE, BUT TRULY JUST AN EXUBERANCE FOR LIFE, A PASSION FOR THE PEOPLE OF VIRGINIA AND I'LL ALWAYS REMEMBER HIS SMILING EYES AND HE JUST HAD THIS BIG, DEEP LAUGH.))
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Sisisky was one of four Democrats remaining in Virginia's eleven member House delegation in Washington.
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Taking a break to check your work week forecast - expect sunny skies and warmer conditions with highs around 60. Increasing clouds tonight with lows around 40.
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[45-11Hogan]


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A Southside man is jumping into the political arena. Delegate Ted Bennett of Halifax is planning to retire at the end of the year. Yesterday, Republican Clarke Hogan told a crowd at the Halifax County courthouse he'd like to fill the vacancy.

Hogan lives in South Boston and manages Ontario Hardwood.[45-11Roanoke-Church]


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A local church is getting a new home.
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On Tuesday-- the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors unanimously agreed to sell a 38- acre plot of land to the Christian Life Fellowship Church near Glenvar. The former Lloyd property is located near the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Salem.
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((BUTCH CHURCH/CATAWBA SUPERVISOR: IT GIVES ME GREAT PLEASURE TO MAKE A MOTION TO ACCEPT THE OFFER FROM THE CHRISTIAN LIFE FELLOWSHIP CHURCH MINISTRIES AND WISH YOU THE BEST OF LUCK EACH AND EVERYONE OF YOU. DAVID TUELL/PASTOR: I THANK YOU VERY MUCH AND I WOULDN'T HAVE YOU GUYS JOB FOR ANYTHING IN THE WORLD. I'LL TAKE MINE THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS EACH AND EVERYONE OF YOU. ))
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The church purchased the property for 984- thousand dollars.
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[45-11Census-Hispanic]


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Ethnic groups are growing in the Commonwealth -
The statewide Hispanic population grew about 106 percent during the nineties, with Fairfax County having the highest percentage of growth.
Officials say a healthy economy fueled by the federal government and high-tech industry, proves attractive to the hispanic population. The Hispanic Committee of Virginia is devoted to improving the quality of life for Hispanics.
The organization offers job training, legal advice and English courses.


[45-11Chocolate-Festival]


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If you're a fool for chocolate - this weekend's festival was one you'd crave.
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Table after table of gourmet goodies lined the Roanoke Civic Center for the annual Chocolate Festival. Restaurants from across the valley baked up their special chocolate recipes from cakes with rich chocolate frosting to creamy fudge as well as all kinds of other goodies for those with a sweet tooth.
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((JENNIFER PATTON: REALLY SWEET STUFF, VERY RICH BUT GOOD.))
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For those who had their fill of eating sweets there were other activities like the cake walk .... a contest where if you land on the right number when the music stops you got to take home a free chocolate cake. If you tried to get into the festival yesterday and were turned away, that's because it was sold out. 15-hundred people attended the event. All of the proceeds will go to Center in the Square.
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Taking a look now at your forecast - expect sunny skies and warmer conditions will give you a break from the rain today. Highs will be around 60 and lows near 40.
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Taking one more peek at your weather - spring is in the air today. Partly sunny skies and warmer temperatures will give us a break from the wetness. Highs will be around 60 and lows near 40 drgrees.
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