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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... It's shaping up to be another beautiful day with highs in the 80's. Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner will be here in just a few minutes with all the details.





[7-11Backyard-Wrestling]


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Is it just good fun or dangerous games? Some teen wrestlers in Roanoke gathered over the weekend - showing off more than their moves. Before you decide-- please note the story contains video some may view as graphic or offensive.
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The video was shot at Fallon Park yesterday. A group of Roanoke teens say they got a permit from the city's Department of Parks and Recreation to hold what they call an "extreme wrestling" show. They say the blood and body slams are all scripted, including some participants being thrown onto beds of thumbtacks and barbed wire. One mother says she's all for the wrestling.
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[IN Q=They practice hard...]
[SUPER=01-Christy Martin/Wrestler's Mother]

((CHRISTY MARTIN/WRESTLER'S MOTHER; THEY PRACTICE HARD. THEY PUT ALOT OF BLOOD AND GUTS INTO IT. AND I'M VERY PROUD OF THEM))
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[OUT Q=proud of them.]
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Event organizers say sometimes participants slash their foreheads with razor blades to mimic greater injury. One boy told us, this time, he cut a little too deep.
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[IN Q=Sometimes it can be dangerous]
[SUPER=01-Don Walker/Extreme Wrestler;]

((DON WALKER/EXTREME WRESTLER; SOMETIMES IT CAN BE DANGEROUS. WE NEVER TAKE ANY STUPID CHANCES. WE NEVER TAKE ANY UNCALCULATED RISKS.))
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[OUT Q=any uncalculated risks]
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Organizers say for safety reasons, participants take classes on the wrestling moves. The group is planning to hold the events monthly at the park. Department of Parks and Recreation officials were not available for comment.
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[7-11Covington-Hall]


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Some members of an Alleghany County community want to save what they call a historic landmark.

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Covington's former City Hall is scheduled for demolition in October.
City Council made the decision in a 3 to 2 vote since a new one was built next door.
"Friends of the Old City Hall" are trying to save the historic landmark, saying it's structurally sound.
The Mayor says although the decision to demolish was a tough one, it's a done deal.
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[IN Q=IT WAS A DONE, BALL HITS]

((IT WAS A DONE ISSUE WHEN THEY SAID THEY WERE GONNA REMODEL IT IN 1996 AND THEN THEY CAME BACK AND SAID THEY WERE GONNA BUILD A NEW ONE, SO NOW THAT WE HAVE A NEW ONE THEY WANT TO TEAR IT DOWN.))
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[OUT Q=tear it down.]
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The Friends of Old City Hall are raising money and say they will hold a candlelight vigil at the site May 29th at 7 p-m.
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[SUPER=19-Kimberly McBroom/kmcbroom@wdbj7.com;]
[SUPER=19-Leo Hirsbrunner/leo@wdbj7.com;]


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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... Another beautiful day in store for today - Highs will be climbing into the 80's. Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner will be here in just a few minutes with all the details.





[45-6-Covington-Hall]


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The Old City Hall in Covington is scheduled to be demolished this year, but not if one group has its way. "Friends of the Old City Hall" believe the building has a future.
Rachel Cannon has the story.
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[SUPER=01-Wynona Crush/Friends of Old City Hall;:48 QUICK]
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((NATS tc 14:26 (talking about classes there) Paul Lacy, has little trouble remembering his time as a student in 1932, when the old city hall was his high school. Nearly 70-years later, while he and the building have aged (tc 19:25:11 cracks), both are still standing strong, so much so Paul is fighting to save it
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((IT'S JUST TOO NICE OF A BUILDING TO GROUND UP INTO TRASH))
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In February, the city council voted 3 to 2 to demolish the building, now that a new one is up and running next store. But "Friends of the Old City Hall" have a different plan and are working to save what they call a historic landmark.

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[IN Q=WE WERE GONNA ]

((JACOB WRIGHT/FRIENDS OF OLD CITY HALL; WE WERE GONNA TURN IT INTO AN ART CENTER AND THAT IS STILL WHAT WERE THINKING ABOUT BUT RIGHT NOW ARE MORE WORRIED ABOUT SAVING IT.))
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[IN Q=I JUST SEE]

((WYNONA CRUSH/FRIENDS OF OLD CITY HALL; I JUST SEE THE POTENTIAL, WE NEED TO PRESERVE OUR HISTORY THIS IS OUT HERITAGE. ))
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Mayor Temple Kessinger Junior, who declined an interview, has said he wonders where the concerned residents with ideas were when construction of the new city hall started. He says now is too late, that although the vote to demolish was a tough one, it's a done deal.
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((IT WAS A DONE ISSUE WHEN THEY SAID THEY WERE GONNA REMODEL IT IN 1996 AND THEN THEY CAME BACK AND SAID THEY WERE GONN
A BUILD A NEW ONE.)) (please butt sots)

((WE DON'T FEEL ANYTHING IS DONE UNTIL THE WRECKING BALL HITS.))
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Which is scheduled to make contact October 1st, but before that, City Council must find the money to pay for it. Rachel Cannon News 7 Covington.))
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The Friends of Old City Hall say they will hold a candlelight vigil at the site May 29th at 7 p-m.


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50 years ago today - students at Robert Moton High School in Farmville staged a walkout. Hundreds of black students protested the separate-and-unequal schools that Prince Edward County set-up for black children.
Today, more than 50 of the Moton student strikers will re-enact their walkout at their old school.
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The student strike triggered an N-A-A-C-P lawsuit that became one of the Brown versus Board of Education cases.
Their case helped lead to the 1954 Supreme Court ruling that declared segregated schools unconstitutional.
The school is now a national historic landmark and will soon re-open as a museum.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... You're waking up to what promises to be another summer-like day. Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner will be here in just a few minutes with all the details.





[8-11L'Burg-Autopsy]


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There are conflicting autopsy reports concerning a mental patient who was at a state facility near Lynchburg.
A second autopsy of 66-year-old William ``Doug'' Jones differs from the autopsy report done by the Central Virginia Training Center's doctor.
A state medical examiner's autopsy shows Jones died from a blunt injury to the abdomen, caused by either a blow or a fall that ruptured the spleen. But an autopsy performed by the center's staff doctor said Jones died of (pan-kree-uh-TYE-tus) pancreatitis.. Jones died in 19-99 after emergency surgery at a Lynchburg hospital.

[8-11Greenbrier-Gambling]


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The Greenbrier Resort has filed a multi-million- dollar lawsuit against a Lewisburg attorney for helping to defeat a referendum that would have put a casino in the hotel.
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They want attorney Barry Bruce to make up the 36-million dollars they say the resort is expected to lose because of the defeat. The lawsuit says Bruce's allegations that the hotel violated state election laws were defamatory and prompted voters to reject the casino. Bruce says he's done nothing wrong and is looking forward to defending himself and discussing how the hotel ran its pro-casino campaign.
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[8-11Eagle-Rock]


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A new bridge will make the morning commute easier for Botetourt county motorists.
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The bridge, built over the James River connects Routes 220 and 43, and opens to traffic tomorrow. The bridge replaces an older version that after years of wear and tear, became unsafe for travel. The new construction will make the trip to the town of Eagle Rock easier and faster. An official dedication and grand opening is scheduled for tomorrow at 11 a-m.
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[8-11Brush-Fire]


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A Sunday morning brush fire threatens a home on Yellow Mountain in Roanoke.
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Roanoke County fire officials responded to the brush fire early yesterday morning. The fire did threaten a nearby home, but firefighters gained control of the blaze. There's no word on the cause of the fire, or a dollar estimate on damages.
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