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The search continues for a 15- year- old Rocky Mount boy.
Authorities are looking in the Pigg River area, and hope to bring in under-water cameras today.
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And a major store at a local mall is closing up shop.
Details, coming up.
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Some clouds this morning and a few more tonight but beautiful sunshine's sandwiched in the middle...I'll have your forecast..
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News 7 at noon is next.
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One of the biggest reasons shoppers head to Roanoke's Crossroads Mall will soon be just a memory--
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Bankruptcy is forcing Waccamaw's Home Place to close its doors this summer. The home accessories store will close all of its locations across the region.
Jen Miele is at the Home Place with the latest.
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((ROLLCUE:...customers disappointed.))
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The search for a missing Rocky Mount boy is continuing today.
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15 year old Steve Dillion is a student at Benjamin Franklin Middle School.
He was last seen April 27th... when he allegedly ran away.
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Authorities say evidence found Saturday has led them to focus their search along the Pigg River in Franklin County.
They're trying to bring in underwater cameras today to continue their search in the river.
Meanwhile, investigators are focusing on interviewing Dillon's friends and relatives.
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Watch out for a traffic backup in Roanoke County.
A tractor-trailer accident has closed one lane of Interstate 81.
Police say the right southbound lane at mile marker 139 will be closed, until about 1 this afternoon.


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A Tazewell County man could face the death penalty if he is convicted in the 1989 murder of three members of a Pocahontas family.
U-S Attorney General John Ashcroft has authorized prosecutors to seek the death penalty.
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38- year old Sam Ealy will go to trial November sixth. 36- year old Walter "Pete" Church will also be prosecuted in connection with the case. The two are accused of killing a family of three more than ten years ago at their home in Pocahontas. Prosecutors say the three were murdered to prevent them from testifying in a drug case.
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Lieutenant Governor John Hager says he is staying in the race to become Virginia's next Governor.
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Some Republicans had tried to convince Hager to seek re-election as Lieutenant Governor instead.
But spokesman Phil Cox says Hager plans to announce in an afternoon news conference that he will keep fighting fellow Republican Mark Earley for the party's nomination.
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The U-S is resuming surveillance flights off China's coastline.
It's the first surveillance flight since the April first collision between a Navy plane and a Chinese fighter jet.
The jet completed its flight plan, with NO response from the Chinese military.

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The man who helped pull off the most notorious train heist in history turned himself in today.
Ronnie Biggs returned to England after more than 30 YEARS on the run.
Tom Fenton has the story.
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Coming up in just a few minutes we'll meet the latest thing in boy bands...
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But this one is really stretching the definition....it doesn't allow anyone under the age of 50.
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Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon is apologizing for today's attack against the Palestinians that killed a baby girl.
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The four-month-old was caught in the crossfire when Israeli troops shelled a refugee camp in the Gaza Strip.
Israel says it was in response to a Palestinian attack on Jewish settlements.
Palestinian doctors say another 24 people were wounded-- 10 of them children.
Prime Minister Sharon says Israeli troops did NOT intend to harm any of the children.
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Meanwhile, the Pope is praying for peace in the Middle East...
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Pope John Paul, the second is in Syria.
He spoke at a war-torn church today in the Golan Heights city of (koo-NEH-truh) Quneitra, which was destroyed in the 19-70s during a battle with Israel.
The pope also prayed that the people of the Middle East find the ''courage to forgive one another'' so that the wounds of the past may be healed, and there be no more suffering.
The pope will wrap up his four-day visit to Syria tomorrow.
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The world's first paying space tourist is back home on Earth--
Dennis Tito returned yesterday after spending six days aboard the international space station.
Elizabeth Palmer has more on Tito's 20- million- dollar adventure.
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A three hour plunge to earth ... and safe landing was the final thrill for Dennis Tito.
Tito CLIP: It was paradise! I just came back from paradise. Great flight, great landing, soft landing.
Seven days of weighlessness had left the 60 year old Tito a bit wobbly - but Russian doctors quickly judged him fit and in good health.
Right from the start, Tito was delighted to be aboard the International Space Station as the first space tourist....
....even though NASA had tried to prevent this trip - and is now threatening to send him a bill for the trouble they say he's caused.
Early yesterday morning, Tito said goodbye to the Space station's crew....
and with two Russian cosmonauts, floated down the hatch to their Soyuz capsule for the return journey.
Back on earth - Tito received a hero's welcome....
Although this celebration is as much about the 20 million dollars he paid the Russians for his ticket.
NASA - which didn't support the trip - won't get any of that money - but Tito says their attitude is bound to change.
CLIP: They don't realize it yet - but this is the best thing that ever happened to NASA.
With Tito safely back - NASA and the Russians have got some negotiating to do over the financing and control of space toursim... and the pressure is on. Already, the Russians say, dozens of wealthy would be tourists are lining up to go into orbit.
EP CBS Moscow ))

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In just a matter of weeks the newest babies at Mill Mountain Zoo will be introduced to the world.
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Shannon Young joins us from the zoo with more on the recent arrival of three snow leopard cubs.
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((ROLLCUE:...cause to celebrate.))
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Up next, we'll have highlights from last night's big concert in Roanoke,
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and then a little later, we'll see if the Mummy is able to scare away his box office competition.
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Sting's U-S tour included a stop in the Star City.
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Hundreds crowded into the Roanoke Civic Center last night to hear songs from his days with Police and new hits off his latest C-D "Absolute Sting".
Sting kicked off his U-S tour in Washington D.C. on Saturday.
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If Sting decides the life of the solo performing is too much for him. He may want to join the latest "BOY BAND." Of course he will have to wait until his next birthday. That's because this BOY BAND doesn't allow anyone under the age of 50. Mark Phillips has more.
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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW has dropped 41 points.

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Nasdaq has lost 11.


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Coming up on News 7 at Noon - Chipper Jones brings home the win for Atlanta -
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And Salem's streak strikes out - We'll have details after the break.
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Wilmington took the steam out of Salem's winning streak yesterday.
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We pick it up in third--
Wilmington's Alexis Gomez hits a grounder to right field that brings in a run to make it 4 to 3 Salem in the third.
Then in the top of the fifth, Mike Tonis hits a shot just past the short stop.
Angel Berroa comes in to score, and the game was tied at 4 to 4.
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Then in the sixth with runners on first and second, Eric Nelson hits the ball to first. The throw goes to second for one out.
But the bad throw brings in a runner.
Wilmington went up 5 to 4, and the Blue Rocks get the 7 to 4 win.
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Salem opens a three game series tonight at Salem Stadium against the Lynchburg Hillcats.



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Chipper Jones was on fire last night - as the Braves beat St. Louis 7 to 5.
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The Braves fell behind in the second inning when Edgar (Ren-TER-ee-ah) Renteria sends this Kevin Millwood pitch over the left field wall for a solo homer, and a 3 to nothing Cardinal lead.
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Chipper Jones tied the game with a 2 run homer in the third. Then in the fifth, he hits a solo homer off Darryl Kile and the Braves cruise to the 7 to 4 win.
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Mike Mussina returned to Baltimore yesterday and he lead New York to a 2 to 1 win over the Orioles.
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The crowd cheered and booed as Mussina took the field for the first time against his old team.
Baltimore took the early lead when Mike Bordick hits a line drive to centerfield, scoring Brady Anderson to make it 1 to nothing Orioles.
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Then with the scored tied at 1 to 1 in the 8th, New York's Scott Brosious goes deep over the left field wall, and the Yankees win it 2 to 1.
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And finally today - Milwaukee won its opener in a best of seven series against Charlotte.
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Charlotte's Jamaal Mashburn warming up before the opening tipoff.
Milwaukee cruised through the first half.
When Sam Cassell hit this buzzer- beating three, the Bucks took a 15 point lead into the locker room at the half.
Charlotte would rally behind Mashburn here, driving to the hoop for the score to make it 71 to 56.
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The Hornets got to within four, but Ray Allen took over in the fourth quarter. He scored 26 points in the Bucks' 104 to 92 win.
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Game two is tomorrow night in Milwaukee.

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"The Mummy" returned to the theaters this weekend and he brought a lot of paying friends with him.
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"The Mummy Returns" set a new record for the best opening weekend for a non-holiday.
Studio estimates show movie goers spent just over 70 MILLION dollars to the see the sequel.
The previous record holder was "Star Wars Episode One" with 65 MILLION dollars.
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"Driven" was left way back in the pack to earn second place.
Sylvester's Stallone's racing movie made just over six million dollars.
"Bridget Jone's Diary" came in third.
"Spy Kids" and "Along Came A Spider" round out the top five.[Quickcast]
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