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They may not be a million strong, but mothers in Roanoke hope to prevent gun violence from happening here in the Roanoke Valley...
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Good evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton.

[Million-Mom]


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The million mom march came to roanoke this afternoon. Last year thousand's marched on the mall in Washington D-C, but today mothers across the country are taking their message to their hometown lawmakers. Kate Weidaw has more.
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Organizers of the Million Mom March say they plan on lobbying lawmakers as soon as possible, and hope to repeat the march next year.



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An elderly Pittsylvania County man was found dead last night in his fishing pond.
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[VO-NAT]
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Search crews discovered the body of 80-year-old William Otis Evans of Chatham... after combing a fishing pond on his land on Transco Road. They say it appears he drowned. Authorities initiated the search after Evans' boat was found capsized yesterday.
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[Bedford-Ax]


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An accident in Bedford County last night leaves one man in intensive care.
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State police say 59- year old George Weston Files was travelling down Route 2-21 when he crossed out of his lane and struck a van head on. Six people were taken to the hospital-- five of whom were released with minor injuries. Files was taken to Roanoke Memorial where he remains in Intensive Care. State police say Files could be charged at a later date.
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119- students at Ferrum College are beginning a new chapter in their lives.
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The senior class graduated this morning on the front lawn of the college. Mark Warner served as the commencement speaker. The Democratic candidate for Governor told students they can do anything if they set their minds to it.
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((MARK WARNER: IN THE INFORMATION AGE AND INTERNET AGE ANY 21 YEAR OLD OR 81 YEAR OLD WITH A GOOD IDEA CAN GO OUT AND START A NEW BUSINESS, OR WRITE THAT GREAT AMERICAN NOVEL, OR CHANGE THE WORLD.))
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[Mark-Warner]


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Since Warner is not facing any opposition for the democratic nomination, he's already kicked off his campaign for November's election. But Warner says even though he's getting a head start over the Republicans the race will be tight.
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((MARK WARNER: THIS RACE WILL BE VERY CLOSE I'M UNDER NO ILLUSION OF HOW CLOSE THIS RACE WILL BE IN THE FALL, BUT IF PEOPLE WANT A NEW APPROACH A FISCAL APPROACH....I HOPE THEY GIVE ME A LISTEN.))
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[VO-NAT]

Warner says he's raised 5-point-4 million dollars so far in his bid for governor.
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[S-Noke]


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Roanoke College was cruising through the Atlantic Regional beating Christopher Newport Friday and Salisbury State yesterday.
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The Maroons needed to beat Sea Gulls one more time for the championship.
But it wasn't to be, Meghan Henning with the long ball to left field brings home Lisa Gentilella from third and Salisbury State has a two to nothing lead.
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Amy Layman calls the catch for the out to prevent another run but the Sea Gulls force a second game with the two to nothing win.
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Roanoke won the second game and the regional championship 7 to 3.


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The Tampa Bay Devil Rays paid a visit to Cleveland this afternoon. And Steve Cox drove in 5 runs as the Devil Rays beat the Indians 7 to zip.
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The Devil Rays scored 1 in the first.
Then in the top of the third Steve Cox hits a fly ball that just goes over the shortstops head for a single Ben Grieve and Greg Vaughn score and the Devil Rays led 3 to nothing.
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Tampa Bay scored 2 in the fourth then in the fifth it was Cox again. This time he hits a two run homer to right center field to make it 7 to nothing and the Devil Rays win the game 7 to nothing.
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[S-NBA]


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The Eastern Conference playoff series between Charlotte and Milwaukee is tied at 2 games apiece.
Jamal Mashburn scored 31 to lead Charlotte to the 85 to 78 win.
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George Karl waiting for the second half to begin.
The Bucks trailed at the half but Ray Allen passes it to Tim Thomas for the lay in cutting the lead to 50 to 49.
But the Hornets would come right back when Mashburn pulls up and hits the jumper to make it 52 to 49.
Milwaukee's Ray Allen then faces up and hits the jumper but the Bucks still trailed by 3.
The game was tied early in the fourth quarter but Mashburn's turn around jumper gave Charlotte a 2 point lead.
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Then the Hornets Baron Davis hits the three pointer and Charlotte holds on for the 85 to 78 win.
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