One of the F-B-I's most wanted is now in custody.
Christian Longo is accused of killing his wife and three children, then dumping their bodies in the Pacific Ocean.
And authorities in Danville are investigating the apparent murder of a man found dead in his father's home.
A cold front heads our way dropping temperatures back to near normal by tomorrow...I'll have your forecast....
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After being placed on the F-B-I's 10 most- wanted list on Friday, an accused killer is captured in Mexico.
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Good Afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
The F-B-I confirms that it has captured Christian Longo.
The 27- year- old man is accused of killing his wife, Mary Jane and their three children.
Their bodies were found in shallow water off the coast of Oregon last month.
Officials say they caught up with Longo over the weekend in the outskirts of Cancun, Mexico.
Authorities believe he flew to Mexico from San Francisco in late December, using a stolen credit card and I-D.
The show, "America's Most Wanted" aired a segment on Longo on Saturday.
A Danville man is dead following an apparent murder.
Authorities say the father of 33-year- old Timothy Lagrand Ferguson found his body on the floor of his home.
Ferguson's father lives at 128 Moorefield Lane in Danville.
A preliminary report says Ferguson suffered a head injury, but still no word on what exactly killed him.
President Bush appears to be in good shape today after a health scare over the weekend.
The President is even making light of his choking episode with a pretzel.
Aleen Sirgany reports.
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DESPITE A NOTICEABLE BRUISE ON HIS LEFT CHEEK....PRESIDENT BUSH SAYS HE
FEELS GREAT....AND IS ALREADY POKING FUN AT HIMSELF...
"MY MOTHER ALWAYS SAID, WHEN YOU ARE EATING PRETZELS, CHEW BEFORE YOU
SWALLOW. LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER."
THE INCIDENT HAPPENED SUNDAY AFTERNOON WHILE THE PRESIDENT WAS WATCHING
A FOOTBALL GAME. THE WHITE HOUSE SAYS A WAYWARD PRETZEL APPARENTLY
"DIDN'T GO DOWN RIGHT"... AND TRIGGERED A FAINTING SPELL.
DOCTORS SAY THE MEDICAL TERM FOR WHAT HAPPENED IS CALLED A VASO-VAGAL
SOT: DR. STUART SEIDES/CARDIOLOGIST
"A REFLEX THAT CAUSES THE HEART RATE AND BLOOD PRESSURE TO GO DOWN
TEMPORARILY AND CAN CAUSE A VERY BRIEF LOSS OF CONSCIOUSNESS."
THE PRESIDENT BELIEVES HE WAS ONLY UNCONSCIOUS FOR A FEW SECONDS. HE
THEN WALKED UNDER HIS OWN POWER TO SEE THE WHITE HOUSE DOCTOR. NOTHING
ABNORMAL WAS FOUND DURING HIS EXAM AND THE PRESIDENT WAS GIVEN THE GO
AHEAD TO PROCEED WITH TODAY'S SCHEDULE.
The second group of Taliban and al-Qaida prisoners is flying from Afghanistan to the U-S military base in Cuba.
Lee Cowan has the latest.
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The lastest group left late last night form Kandahar's airport --
30 detainees this time -- enroute to join 20 others at the US Naval
base at Guantanamo bay.
December 19th, 2001
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There are plenty more waiting to make the trip -- 361 are left at
this temoporary facility -- and there's room for nearly 150 more.
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Although their depature dates remain secret for security reasons --
those in charge of this bustling facility can't wait to get rid of
(SOT/LT. JAMES JARVIS, US MARINE CORPS)
"Quite simply they don't necessarily belong here they belong at G-Bay
Cuba where their status can be delineated, we're looking forward to
moving them out."
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And with good reason - as long as the detainees are here -- this base
remains a target -- a fact made all too real last week when a fire-fight
broke out as the first plane of detainees was taking off for Cuba.
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The Marines wan't have to put up with those kind of threats much longer
-- the Army is soon to be taking over this base in Kandahar -- and they
are preparing for a long stay. Lee Cowan, CBS News, Kandahar.
The foreign minister of Israel says his country will stop demolishing Palestinian homes in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
Shimon Peres says the decision comes after public debate.
United Nations officials say the Israeli action left hundreds of Palestinians homeless.
Israel says that it bulldozed the homes because they served as cover for gunmen and arms smugglers.
But the Israeli decision apparently doesn't apply to Jerusalem,
where nine Palestinian homes were destroyed today, because they were built without permits.
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Coming up next on the newscast, Virginia lawmakers want to get tougher on people who abuse Oxycontin,
Also, Prince Harry is making headlines in Great Britain. After this break, we will see why his father made him spend the day at a drug rehab facility.
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Prince Harry is the new focus of the British tabloids--
Britain's "News of the World" tabloid reports that Harry admitted to drinking and smoking marijuana last summer when he was 16.
Prince Charles sent Harry to a drug rehab center in London, where the teenager spent the day talking to recovering addicts.
Meanwhile, royal insiders say they weren't surprised.
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((PENNY JUNOR/ROYAL BIOGRAPHER: I LIVE LOCALLY AND I HAVE CHILDREN OF THE SAME SORT OF AGE AS HARRY, AND I'VE KNOWN FOR QUITE A LONG TIME THAT HE HAS BEEN DRINKING UNDERAGE IN PUBS AND DRINKING A LOT AND BEHAVING PRETTY BADLY ))
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British police have NOT ruled out taking action against the young prince.
Officials say Harry will be treated ``exactly the same way'' as other teens.
Police are also weighing evidence against the pub where Harry allegedly drank with his friends.
A southwest Virginia legislator has introduced a bill aimed at curbing abuse of the powerful painkiller
Bristol Senator William Wampler says his bill was requested by Attorney General Jerry Kilgore.
The bill would let Virginia State Police use a computer database to track people who go to more than one doctor, or to multiple pharmacies to get OxyContin.
The state health department would report any discrepancies to police.
Wampler says problems increased in southwest Virginia when Kentucky started using the computerized tracking system.
There is ONE big obstacle to the program, though.
It would cost about a million dollars.
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The Halifax County school board is expected to decide the future of Virgilina Elementary School today.
The School system would like to close the school, but parents are fighting to keep it alive.
Justin McLeod reports.
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((NAT SOUND OF KIDS ON SWINGS))
((The kids you see here all attend Virgilina Elementary School.
Residents call it a landmark.
After all, the school is more than a hundred years old.
But it's also one of the lowest enrolled schools in the county.
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((DENNIS WITT/HALIFAX CO. SUPERINTENDENT: FIVE YEARS AGO, VIRGILINA SCHOOL HAD 120 STUDENTS, TODAY THEY HAVE 82 STUDENTS.))
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Declining enrollment is partly the reason why the school district wants to close it.
The school is also in need of major renovations.
Even so, some parents say the school should stay rather than close.
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((RALPH TUCK/VIRGILINA RESIDENT: PARENTS ALL OVER THE COUNTY DO NOT WANT THE CONSOLIDATED 350 TO 650 STUDENT ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS.))
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Parents say this petition proves it.
They've collected more than 13-hundred signatures from people who oppose the consolidation plan.
Residents have also gained a valuable ally.
Last week, the Board of Supervisors voted 6 to 2 to ask the school board to keep Virgilina open.
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((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: IF THE SCHOOL BOARD DECIDES TO CLOSE THIS SCHOOL STUDENTS WOULD EITHER GO TO CLUSTER SPRINGS OR SOUTH OF DAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS WHICH ARE BASICALLY TEN TO FIFTEEN MILES AWAY. PARENTS FEAR THEIR KIDS WILL BE ON BUSES FOR SEVERAL HOURS. THE DISTRICT PLEDGES THAT BUS RIDE WILL BE LESS THAN A HOUR EACH WAY.))
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Adminstrators also argue the plan would bring more education opportunities to the school system.
Right now, it is difficult for the county to offer special programs at smaller schools.
But many parents say closing Virgilina could do more harm than good.
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((ROBIN YATES/VIRGILINA RESIDENT: THEIR IDENTITY IS THIS SCHOOL AND I THINK THEY FEEL THEY'LL LOSE THAT WHEN THEY ENTER A SCHOOL WITH MORE CHILDREN.))
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Both sides want what is best for the kids of Halifax County.
Its now up to the school board to decide which direction to take. (17:24:47)
Justin McLeod, News 7, Halifax County.))
The school board meets tonight at 7 o'clock in the Mary Bethune Office Complex building.
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Coming up next, actor Tom Hanks says he wants to crush people. We'll tell you why.
Also we will meet a young man who wants to be a chess champion. He's four years old and is already well on his way.
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Of all the entertainment awards show, there's only one where the winners are decided by the fans.
David Sheehan has more on their favorites.
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Four-year-old Eric Liao is on the road to becoming the next Bobby Fischer.
Eric is now the youngest chess champion in the United States.
The New Jersey boy spends most of his time playing chess with his brother, who's six.
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((KEN LIAO/ERIC'S FATHER:WELL HE STARTED DOING PUZZLES WHEN HE WAS TWO AND ACTUALLY HE WAS
VERY GOOD AT IT. BUT MY WIFE ACTUALLY TAUGHT HIM TO PLAY CHESS WHEN HE WAS 3. IN A FEW MONTHS HE WAS BEATING US THAT WHEN WE REALIZED PERHAPS THAT HE HAD SOMETHING SPECIAL. ))
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Those who have watched Eric play are fascinated by his ability to remain focused during tournaments, which often run hours at a time.
Bobby Fischer once held the record for being the youngest national chess master , when he earned that title in 1958 at the age of 10.
On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was DOWN 65 points.
The Nasdaq has lost 31 points.
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In sports, the Ravens win their way into the next round of the playoffs -
And Marty Schottenheimer is out in Washington...but is Steve Spurrier heading in? We will Marty after this break.
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Marty Shottenheimer has been fired as the head coach of the Washington Redskins.
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Team owner Dan Snyder was frustrated with the coach's refusal to surrender authority over personnel decisions to a new general manager.
In his only season with the Redskins, Schottenheimer led the team to an 8-8 record after the team started the season OH and Five. He spoke to the media just moments ago.
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The Redskins still owe Schottenheimer seven and-a-half million dollars over three years.
Now that Shottenheimer is officially out of the position, look for former Florida coach Steve Spurrier to take the job.
A source has told the Associated Press that Steve Spurrier has agreed, in principle, to a contract to become the next Washington Redskins' coach.
The deal would be worth 25 million over 5 years.
But this weekend Spurrier told the A-P that he has not met with Redskin owner Daniel Snyder.
The Redskins and Carolina Panthers seem most interested in Spurrier.
There was some action yesterday on the playing field. The Baltimore Ravens are trying to get back to the (------
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Super Bowl to clinch the title again but first they had to get through the Miami Dolphins.
Terry Allen rushed for 109 yards and this touchdown, as the Ravens took a 7 to 3 lead at the half.
Baltimore had 227 yards rushing.
But Elvis Grbac's 5 yard T-D pass to Travis Taylor in the third quarter sealed the 20 to 3 victory.
It put the Ravens into the second round of the playoffs.
The Ravens will play the Pittsburgh Steelers next Sunday in Pittsburgh.
Green Bay is making some big moves in the N-F-L playoffs.
Brett Favre threw a pair of touchdowns to lead the Packers to a 25 to 15 win over the San Francisco 49-ers.
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Favre is always geared up for the playoff games.
On this play, he hits Antonio Freeman on the slant for a 5 yard trouchdown.
The extra point missed, but Green Bay led 6 to nothing.
The Niners would come back and take the lead in the second quarter.
Garrison Hearst runs up the middle for the 2 yard T-D run.
San Francisco led 7 to 6.
The Packers opened the second half with a score.
Favre goes up top and hits Bubba Franks on the 19 yard touchdown reception.
But again, the Pack missed the extra point.
San Fransicso quarterback Jeff Garcia ties the game in the fourth, when he hits Tai Streets on the 14 yard touchdown.
He also hit Streets on the 2- point conversion to tie the game at 15.
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The Packers added a field goal, and Ahman Green gets the handoff on this play.
Green Bay wins it 25 to 15.
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The Packers will play at St. Louis next weekend.
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