Up next on News 7--
An early morning capture of the man who eluded Montgomery County authorities for nearly two days after leading them on a high speed chase.
And a new mother is taking a well- deserved rest after giving birth to septuplets.
A picture perfect day will turn into a postcard weekend....I'll have your hometown forecast....
Stay tuned-- News 7 at noon is coming up.
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Montgomery County Authorities say they finally got their man...
At one-thirty this morning 23-year-old Antoine Sherard Scott was arrested at an apartment on Wharton Street in Blacksburg.
Sheriff's Deputies say they found the convicted felon who is wanted on probation violations, hiding in a bedroom.
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Scott was the subject of a manhunt on Wednesday when he led police on a high speed chase.
The Blacksburg resident crashed his car and managed to escape into the woods on foot...alluding tracking dogs and a helicopter search for nine-hours.
Scott is being held at the Montgomery County Regional Jail.
He faces felony and misdemeanor charges.
The search for Chandra Levy is spreading to abandoned buildings throughout the D-C area.
Police are also conducting SECOND interviews with several people at her apartment building.
They're also awaiting test results on items removed from Congressman Gary Condit's apartment, which include parts of a mini-blind and residue from spots on the floor.
Authorities want to know if those items contain blood.
Federal officials are also trying to determine if the Congressman obstructed justice.
Meanwhile, the ordeal is taking a toll on Levy's family.
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The former government intern hasn't been seen since late April.
The American Civil Liberties Union says a plan by police and pharmacies in Pulaski to fingerprint customers would violate privacy laws.
The Pulaski Police Department provided six pharmacies with fingerprinting kits earlier this week.
It's hoped their use will cut down on prescription abuse, as people try to illegally obtain painkillers like Oxycontin.
But Virginia A-C-L-U director Kent Willis says that would be treating sick people like criminal suspects.
Police say banks have been using the same fingerprinting kits for years to prevent the cashing of fraudulent checks.
President Bush has declared Tazewell County a disaster area.
That makes residents and business owners hard hit by recent flooding eligible for federal aid.
They'll be able to apply for help beginning today.
Nearly 7-hundred homes and fifty businesses were damaged when more than 3 inches of rain fell in about two hours Sunday.
The declaration means residents and business owners will be able to apply for housing assistance, low interest loans and grants to rebuild and recover.
SEVEN proves to be a lucky number for a woman in Washington--
Last night, she gave birth prematurely to a set of septuplets at Georgetown University Hospital.
But doctors say all seven of the babies are in critical condition today.
Jennifer Miller reports.
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[SUPER=01-Dr. Craig Winkel/OB-GYN Department Chairman;]
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((A MEDICAL MIRACLE OVERNIGHT IN THIS WASHINGTON D.C. HOSPITAL.
SEPTUPLETS, FIVE BOYS AND TWO GIRLS... DELIVERED BY CAESARIAN SECTION IN
JUST THREE MINUTES.
SOT: DR. SIVA SUBRAMANIAN/CHIEF OF NEONATOLOGY/GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY .
(all except one on ventilators)
THERE MAY BE SEVEN BABIES...BUT THEY'RE OUTNUMBERED BY AN ARMY OF
NURSES, DOCTORS AND THERAPISTS KEEPING A CLOSE EYE ON THEM IN THE
HOSPITAL'S NEO-NATAL INTENSIVE CARE UNIT.
SOT: DR. CRAIG WINKEL/OB GYN DEPARTMENT CHAIRMAN.
DOCTORS SAY THE MOTHER IS JUST FINE..RESTING IN GOOD CONDITION. NO WORD
YET ON NAMES FOR THE INFANTS, FOR NOW THEY ARE BEING REFERRED TO AS
BABIES A THROUGH G.
(NATZ OF MC CAUGHLEY KIDS)
CURRENTLY THERE ARE ONLY TWO OTHER SURVIVING SETS OF SEPTUPLETS IN THE
WORLD, INCLUDING THE MC CAUGHLEY KIDS IN IOWA, NOW THREE AND A HALF
(STANDUP: to come: .. MOM WISHES TO REMAIN ANONYMOUS.. BABIES EXPECTED
TO REMAIN IN CRITICAL CONDITION SEVERAL DAYS...)
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Still to come on the newscast, Ellen Qualls will have the second part of her look at one of the country's most secure prisons,
and the International Olympic committee announces the site of the 2008 Summer games, but its choice is not without controversy.
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Members of the International Olympic Committee in Moscow have decided which city has the honor of hosting the 2008 Summer Games.
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This marks the first time the Olympics have ever been held in the world's most populous country.
Fireworks are going off in Beijing as residents cheer, wave red flags and sing patriotic songs.
Other cities vying to host the games included Paris, Toronto, Istanbul and Osaka, Japan.
Bejing won on the second round of a secret ballot.
Despite criticism of China's human rights record, Beijing was the leading contender throughout the race.
A California judge today will sentence the man convicted of killing a dog during a fit of road rage.
Andrew Burnett threw the dog into traffic after a fender bender with the pet's owner.
The dog was struck and killed.
Prosecutors say they'll ask for the maximum sentence of three years.
But a sentencing panel is recommending probation.
New research from the University of Utah indicates talking on a cellphone does get in the way of careful driving.
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Using a high- tech driving simulator, researchers found that motorists are not as aware of their driving behavior when chatting on the phone.
Results show people drive slightly slower than normal, and react an eighth-of-a-second slower while using a cellphone.
The research also shows using a cellphone is more dangerous than other physical distractions like switching radio stations or eating.
Scientists also plan to directly compare TALKING and driving with DRINKING and driving.
Friends and co-workers of a murder victim are mourning his death. Twenty Two year old Ryan
Fisher was shot as he ran away after being robbed Tuesday night.
His body was found lying in a yard beside this house on the 12 hundred block of Prillaman Avenue.
At the Jiffy Lube on route 419 co-workers say he was always friendly and easy to get along with.
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((MILES STANLEY: RYAN WAS THE TYPE OF PERSON WHO SHED A LITTLE SUNLIGHT ON EVERYBODY'S LIFE CAUSE HE WAS ALWAYS SMILING HE NEVER HAD ANYTHING BAD TO SAY.))
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Authorities are still searching for the stolen car, a green 19-96 Chevrolet Impala with the license number Y-R-C-1-1-7-2.
Ever since they opened in 1998, the state's supermax prisons have had a strict closed door policy to the media and human rights groups like Amnesty International.
Not until this week has any reporter or camera toured either Wallens Ridge or Red Onion with inmates in it.
Richmond Bureau Chief Ellen Qualls has part two of her look at the Wallens Ridge facility.
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(( On this day, 348 Wallens Ridge inmates are in what they call administrative segregation.
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They're here because they've assaulted staff or other inmates.
They're called "highly aggressive."
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They get only five hours a week of outside recreation -- and that's in these cages.
Their view is the sky.
Alphonso Dickson's spent more than a year here, and says he's used the time to get his GED.
But he has an observation about the larger prison.
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((ALPHONSO DICKSON/SEGREGATED INMATE: THESE SHOTGUNS AND STUFF THAT ARE BEING USED -- THEY'RE BEING USED IN THE WRONG WAY. I TALKED TO AN INMATE THE OTHER DAY AND HE CAME IN HERE ON A NON-VIOLENT CRIME AND HE JUST WENT HOME ABOUT A YEAR AGO. AND HE TOLD ME HE SAYS MAN, I DON'T KNOW HOW TO ROB NOTHING. I NEVER ROBBED ANYTHING BEFORE IN MY LIFE. HE SAID, BUT I KNOW HOW TO NOW. ALL I NEED TO DO IS GET ME A SHOTGUN, PUT A BLANK SHELL IN IT, FIRE IT UP IN THE AIR, AND I CAN MAKE A WHOLE GROCERY STORE LAY DOWN.))
The guns use rounds filled with rubber pellets.
Inmates who act out get a blank fired, a verbal warning, and then sprayed with the pellets.
They're only lethal they say if they hit you in the right place.
Pellets have been fired at Wallens Ridge five times this year.
It's their presence, the officers say, that makes it safe for everyone here.
Even basketball is possible.
Officer Kevin Reed says he doesn't mind that stun guns were banned a few months back.
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((KEVIN REED/CORRECTIONAL OFFICER: THEY DON'T ACT NO DIFFERENT THAN WHEN WE STILL HAD 'EM. THEY'RE NOT ANY MORE VIOLENT OR ANY LESS VIOLENT.))
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((TO THE CRITICS OF THE SUPERMAX PRISONS, THE WALLENS RIDGE WARDEN SAYS THE OTHER 40 SOME PRISONS IN VIRGINIA ARE SAFER, MORE PRODUCTIVE, MORE REHABILITATIVE THAN THEY HAVE BEEN SINCE JAMESTOWN IN 1607 BECAUSE THE SUPERMAXES ARE HERE, AND WHAT HE CALLS THE KNUCKLEHEADS ARE TAKEN OUT OF THE GENERAL PRISON POPULATION.))
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((STAN YOUNG/WARDEN: IT'S VERY FRUSTRATING THAT WE'RE GETTING A BAD RAP FROM SOME OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS GROUPS. AND IT AMAZES ME THAT THEY'RE EXPERTS ON THE OPERATIONS OF THIS PRISON WHEN THEY'VE NEVER BEEN HERE.))
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And even though we were finally let in, they won't be.
It's still the philosophy of Virginia's prisons that the critics will never be pleased.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Wise County.))
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Still to come on the newscast, Jennifer Jones tries to get into the spirit of things as she heads to a farm that is supposedly haunted.
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On this Friday, the 13th, you might be feeling a bit more superstitious than usual.
But what if the super-NATURAL was part of your daily life?
Jennifer Jones introduces us to some South Carolina residents who say they have ghosts living in their home.
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Their stories are haunting.
Optional font: Lynn Jackson/Resident
At the end of my bed, it was like just a dark body.
Optional font:Amber Jackson/Resident
All of a sudden my bed just lifts up.
But even more chilling are their pictures(nats clicking camera) more
than two thousand of them capturing unexplainable orbs and haunting
images. (nats/clicking camera)
This looks like his body coming down here.
The Jacksons of Lancaster, South Carolina have been living with
SOMETHING since moving onto their 15-acre rescue farm 3 years agoAnd
what theyve learned is that anything can happen. (:12)
The candle slides off the shelf and shoots onto the floor. (:03)
What gets me is the fact I have no control over the situation. (:04)
Theyll knock you down, yeah! Theyll knock you down. (:04)
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I know it sounds crazy, but its truly happening to us out here and it
happens to other people who come out here. (:06)
And on the night we came out, there was SOMETHING! (:03)
in:21:20:27 -:35 tp4
in: I saw it, did you see it? It was right there. It wasnt an
apparition, but it was something, movement, yeah. (:08)
STD UP :
According to historians, more than 100 years ago, there was a church
that sat along where the barn isand back there was a cemeteryyears
later the Church and the headstones were moved, but word has it the
graves never were. (:14)
Spirits from the grave now roaming the Jacksons farmAt least thats
what this woman believes
Shes studied and witnessed paranormal activity for decades.
But she also believes like at anything haunted, the degree of activity
is dictated by the owner. (:15)
Jeanne Porter Ashley/Paranormal Activity Specialist.
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Whatever is going on there, the owners are sensitive to it. There could
be owners living there who were not sensitive and so they would have
never experienced it. (:12)
But try telling that to the Jacksons. (:03)
in:We have no idea how much further this is going to escalate or when
the next thing is going to happen. (:05)
Nat sot/ camera tripod falls over.
[WXPRO/FULL] ROANOKE STATS
On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was UP 23 points.
The Nasdaq has gained ten points.
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Still to come - the Avs continue their series with the Warthogs .. but they'll do it without the help of a star player.
And .. the bikes are back in town as cycling returns to the Commonwealth Games.
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After a dozen innings Thursday night, Salem was anxious to make quick work of the Warthogs last night.
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A number of fans started their weekend a little early to take in last night's game.
They would see plenty of scoring as Ryan Hankins cranks one deep to right field to plate Chad Durham in the top of the first inning.
Winston-Salem jumps in front after a half inning.
But the Avs would also get offensive, as Dan Phillips hits the line- drive into left field between short and third.
Choo Freeman scores from third on the play with ease, and Salem gets the 8-to-7 win.
They will try to sweep the series tonight, which is WDBJ-7 Mayberry Night at the yard.
But the Avs had to do so without star Matt Holliday.
The 21 year old outfielder who was placed on the disabled list on Tuesday found out yesterday that he will miss the rest of the season.
Holliday has a torn ligament in the right elbow, which will require that he undergo surgery to repair it.
He was the Carolina League player of the month in June.
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It'll be another week before the Commonwealth Games begin, but there are several cycling events already taking place this weekend.
Cycling was absent from last year's Games, but
it returns this year, as several hundred riders are expected to take part in three events.
It starts with the Hill Climb at four this afternoon. It's a time trial event where cyclists race the clock up Mill Mountain.
Then the action moves to Franklin County tomorrow morning.
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The Commonwealth Games cycling events conclude Sunday morning with a mountain bike race at the Franklin County Recreational Park.
Finally this week, we have a story about a woman who is the ultimate recycler. Not only does she reuse things around the house...she recycles the house itself. As Jason Davis tells us, she turns old homes into new furniture.
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