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Today on News 7, Virginia's Attorney General wants the U-S Supreme Court to consider the issue of cross burning,
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Also the so-called Hockey Dad learns if he is going to prison for beating another man to death.
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How does sunny and 60 strike you for a late January weekend?

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Local cultural groups say they will have to search for new funding now the state has ignored them again.
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and the man who allegedly kidnapped a bus load of children yesterday believes he is the victim of a conspiracy.
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((AFTER TWO DAYS IN THE HOSPITAL, I REALIZED I HAD WATCHED MY DAD GETTING BEAT TO DEATH.))
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A son tells the court about the day his father died- just before the judge sentences the so called Hockey Dad- Thomas Junta.
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Both of the victims son's took the stand today- telling the court how they watched their father die.
And then, the judge sentenced Thomas Junta- Jennifer Miller was there.
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((It is ordered that Thomas Junta serve a committed sentence of 6 to ten years at cedar junction" Thomas Junta sat expressionless as the judge sentenced him in a Cambridge, Massachusetts courtroom. The father of two will be taken away from his family.... for taking the life of another family's father. Michael Costin, Jr./Costin's son: He doctor came out and told me and my family that my dad was, my life will never be the same. It was an emotional day of testimony as the family of Michael Costin recalled what happened in July of 2000. At this hockey rink just north of Boston Junta and Costin got into an argument over rough play during their children's practice. That argument turned into an all out brawl. Brendon Costin/Victim's Son: I can still remember being hysterical as the blood ran down his face. Besides the family's testimony the Judge was also able to consider Junta's troubled past.... including the case in 1991 when his wife obtained a restraining order. She says Junta beat her in front of their children. Defense reading letter: If your reading this letter it means I've lost my case. Junta didn't call any witnesses on his behalf... instead his attorney read a letter the father of two wrote to his daughter. Voice of: Thomas Orlandi/Defense Attorney: I will miss you very, but every night I will say goodnight honey bunchy, I love you. And every morning I will say good morning honey bunchy, I'll be thinking of you" During sentencing Judge Charles Grabau said he considered giving the defendant a harsher punishment.... but decided not to. Michael Costin's family spoke afterward and said they believe justice was served. In Cambridge, Massachusetts.. I'm JM, cbs news.))

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The gun toting bus driver who took off with a busload of students apparently thinks he's being set up.
His attorney says Otto Nuss doesn't believe he's fully responsible for bringing the children from Pennsylvania to Maryland.
The lawyer calls it a "sad case."
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Nuss faces kidnapping charges- after taking the students NOT to school, but more than 100 miles away to another state.
The driver ignored radio calls from his dispatcher- he also ignored some kids who asked to go home, but he did stop for lunch at a fast food restaurant.
The students ranged in age from 7 to 15.
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((JOSH SEPTSCHER/STUDENT: WITH THESE LITTLE KIDS WE COULDN'T BE SCARED BECAUSE WHEN WE GOT SCARED THE LITTLE KIDS WOULD START TO PANIC AND THAT IS THE WORST THING YOU WANT TO HAPPEN.))
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Nuss was armed with a rifle kept behind his seat, but he never threatened anyone.
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Fog is partly to blame for a multi car pileup in Florida-
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At least three people are dead- and 13 others are hurt.
The crash happened on the stretch of Interstate 75 known as Alligator Alley.. That stretch runs East-West across the everglades.
At least 27 vehicles were involved including several trucks.
The road was closed in both directions and crews say it'll take at least eight hours to clean it all up.
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Crews are using extra caution cleaning up a wreck on Interstate 81 because a truck involved was carrying explosives.
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State Police say early this morning this Old Dominion Freight truck slid in a ditch and hit an embankment on the 105 exit ramp in Montgomery County. No one was injured but the double trailer that's on its side is carrying explosive material. Since this morning, the exit ramp has been closed and workers have been transferring the contents into a new truck so the rig can be towed. All lanes of the Interstate near mile marker 105 are open. State Police are not releasing the driver's name.
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A cross burning case involving a Carroll County man is now headed to the U-S Supreme Court.
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Attorney General Jerry Kilgore is asking the high court to take up the case involving Barry Elton Black.
Black was convicted of burning a cross during a Ku Klux Klan rally in Carroll County in 1998.
The state Supreme Court overturned his conviction last year, claiming the law violates a person's freedom of speech.
Kilgore is now appealing that decision.
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((JERRY KILGORE/VA ATTORNEY GENERAL: THE VIRGINIA SUPREME COURT DECIDED THAT THE VIRGINIA LAW ON CROSS BURNING WAS UNCONSTITUTIONAL. WE DISAGREE WITH THAT. WE BELIEVE THAT THE LAW IS VERY CLEAR, THAT IT BANS THOSE FROM BURNING CROSSES FOR THE SOLE PURPOSE OF INTIMIDATING ANOTHER INDIVIDUAL.))
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The U-S Supreme Court will decide later this year whether to hear the appeal.
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A lack of state funding for the second year in a row has local arts and cultural organizations searching for ways to function on their own.
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The president of Center in the Square was joined by many directors of museums, zoos and the like in Richmond this week. The group was presenting a united front to lawmakers who are still working to find funding in light of the fact that Governor Warner's new budget does not include money for non-state owned organizations. Sears says, even though they don't like to admit it, local agencies have become dependent on state money.
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((JIM SEARS/CENTER IN THE SQUARE: CENTER IN THE SQUARE, FOR EXAMPLE, WILL MOST LIKELY RUN A 350-THOUSAND, 400-THOUSAND DOLLAR DEFECIT THIS YEAR EVEN THOUGH WE'VE CUT PERSONNEL AND REDUCED OPERATING EXPENSES TO THE VERY MINIMUM THAT WE CAN FIND. EVEN THOUGH WE'VE DONE THOSE THINGS WE STILL WILL SUFFER AND THAT'S DIFFICULT TO TAKE.))
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Sears says local lawmakers are still working to find funding.
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Union workers at the Volvo plant in Dublin say the company has violated their contract. We'll have that story next,
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[VO] and a Roanoke man faces 55 years in prison for stealing other people's identities.
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A Roanoke man has pled guilty to using other people's identities to ring up more than 24 thousand dollars in bills and cheat people out of 21 thousand dollars.
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Keith Wilburn Huffman faces up to 55 years in prison and fines of up to one-point-7-5 MILLION dollars.
He also has to pay 40-thousand dollars in restitution to the credit card companies, and to customers he defrauded on eBay.
Huffman was a free-lance computer consultant at Salem Financial- He used that position to steal
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the Social Security numbers of six of the company's clients. He also used the identities to sell computer equipment on eBay to an estimated 100 customers nationwide.
They sent him more than 21 thousand dollars for computers they never received.

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For the second day in a row Volvo employees are gathering for an afternoon protest.
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Union officials say several hundred workers spent their lunch break outside in front of the building today. The union says it's in protest of layoffs at Volvo which they say break the union contract. Workers say Volvo is now below the required number of salaried workers at the location and that they're trying to get the company's attention on the matter. Volvo did not return calls to News 7. Union representatives say employees may picket if Volvo doesn't negotiate.
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Today a former Roanoke City Council member joined an already crowded race.
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Jack Parrott announced his intention to run for one of the three open council seats.
The Republican candidate was a member of the council from 1994-1998.
He said he looks forward to the possibility of working with the current members.
He also said voting along party lines won't be an issue.
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((JACK PARROTT/(R) ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL CAND.: I DON'T THINK WE EVER HAD A PARTISAN VOTE AND I DON'T SEE ANY REASON FOR THAT. MOST EVERYBODY THAT I WORKED WITH ON COUNCIL HAS DONE IT STRICTLY ON THE IDEA OF HOW THEY FELT ABOUT THAT THINGS.))
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Three GOP candidates and three Democrats are already running.
Several other's are expected to announce by February Fifth.
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As life expectancies increase, it's quite possible that many of us will end up caring for an elderly parent or loved one at some point in our lives.
That's why a local University has opened an exhibit to bring the issue to the forefront.
Joy Sutton has details.
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If you are a cat lover, Roanoke is where you will want to be this weekend. Patrick Evans is standing by with more.
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Roanoke has been invaded by felines, and plenty of them.
The Star City Cat show comes to town this weekend, and Patrick Evans is there.
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Patrick, you have a cat; have you entered him into any of the categories this year?
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Still to come on the newscast, Mike Stevens will have news from the worlds of WRESTLING and RASSLIN.
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and then a little later, we'll meet the latest people to go searching for Bedford County's legendary buried treasure.
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Some of the best Wrestlers in the area are on the mats at William Byrd for the annual Big Orange Wrestling Tournament.
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The tournament is 26 years old and its gotten bigger and better every year.
And this year several teams from Group Two A are ranked and some say its because of the competition the athletes face in the Big Orange.
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While the teams have gotten better, It's no surprise that the wrestlers are better two.
And several state champions are scheduled to compete this season tuning up for the regionals and state tournaments.
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The Blue Ridge district is earning respect on the mats more on that coming up at six.

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The Roanoke Express and the Toledo Storm face it off at the Roanoke Civic Center tonight and fans attending will witness a Roanoke team sporting a new look.
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Express owner Mike Lonchar gave News 7 sports a quick peak at the replica of the new alternate third jersey the Express will wear at times the rest of the season. The new threads give the Express a look reminiscent of old time hockey. More on the jerseys at six.
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The Roanoke Dazzle takes on Fayetteville Saturday on the road.
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The Dazzle fell to Columbus 85 to 79 last night at the Roanoke Civic Center where the Dazzle is 7 and 8 so far this season. Roanoke is 11 and 18 overall and in second to last place in the league. The team remains positive as it continues to work through it's youth movement.
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Coming up at six, the latest on the condition of Duke Bound and Cave Spring senior guard J.J. Redick and more on the Big Orange.

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Finally today, if you prefer wrasslin to wrestling, you probably know who Rufus R. Jones, Blackjack Mulligan, Wahoo McDaniel and Johnny Weaver are.
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They were some of the stars of Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling. For many years, Jim Crockett brought wrassling to both the Starland arena and the Roanoke Civic Center.
If you want to relive the glory days before wrestling was known as sports entertainment, check out the internet's mid-atlantic wrestling -dot-NET.
This website highlights 1974 to 1986 the prime time of the region.
There you can watch clips and see articles about some of the old favorites of yesterday, including a young Ric Flair.
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You can find the Midatlantic Wrestling network through a link to our site at WDBJ7-dot-com.

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For more than a century people have been hunting for the Beale Treasure. Legend has it that Thomas Jefferson Beale buried a cache of gold, silver and jewels in Bedford County in the early 19th century.
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Two local men believe they've located the treasure- -after 30 years of deciphering coded documents. They say it's east of the Blue Ridge, north of Montvale. Joe Duran insists that he not be photographed, but he is nonetheless confident of his discovery.
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((THERE'S NOT A QUESTION IN MY MIND ABOUT THE TREASURE BEING THERE. WE NEED SCIENTIFIC HELP AND MAYBE SOME FINANCIAL BACKING TO GET IT OUT.))
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On News 7 at Six, we'll take you along on one of their excursions to the spot in the National Forest where Duran and his partner believe the treasure is buried... and tell you why they're so sure it's there.
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