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A couple found dead in their home. Two young children survive.
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And the men who designed and built the D-Day Memorial file liens to collect their money.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Tonight on News 7 sports, a qualifying update from Talladega, Suggs and the Hokies are in "Kneed" of some ACL good news.
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And the Avalanche returns home tonight red-hot to play host to the Hillcats.
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[WX-Head]
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Thunderstorms will be the order of the weekend, but they do come with the potential for much needed rain. We'll have your forecast, along with a look at some of our less than stellar moments in broadcasting....
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News 7 is next.
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A Lynchburg neighborhood is in shock after the discovery of two bodies inside a home this morning.
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Police say a young couple were apparently killed while their children were home with them.
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Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.
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And I'm Shannon Young.
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Lynchburg police are searching for clues and suspects in that apparent double murder today.
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The bodies of a young couple were found in their Fort Hill home around 11:30 this morning..
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Steve Smallshaw is in our Lynchburg bureau tonight.. Steve what do police know at this point?
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Keith & Shannon, investigators aren't saying much about what evidence they might have.. again the chilling part of this crime is that it apparently happened while the couple's young children were in the home with them.
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(( Police were called to this home at 410 Sussex Street around 11:30 after concerned relatives asked them to check on the family there.
That's when the bodies of 25- year- old Anthony McKinley Robinson and 23-year-old Rhonda Whitehead Robinson were found dead inside.
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((LT. DANNY VIAR/LYNCHBURG POLICE: THERE WERE TWO SMALL CHILDREN IN THE HOUSE, THEY WERE NOT HARMED.. AGES FOUR AND EIGHT.))
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It turns out one of those children had called a relative who in turn called police.
Police would not say how the Robinsons died only that guns were involved.. the bodies will be sent to Roanoke for autopsies.
Whoever killed the couple forced their way into the home.. but authorities "don't" believe this was a random murder.
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Investigators spent several hours processing the crime scene and canvassing the neighborhood, talking to residents in hopes that someone saw or heard something that may help the investigation.
The Regional Homicide Squad has been called in to help.
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((LT. VIAR: WE HAVE PEOPLE THAT ARE RESPONDING NOW FROM OTHER JURISDICTIONS TO ASSIST US ON THIS CASE. WE ALSO HAVE INVESTIGATORS FROM OUR UNIT AS WELL AS WE'RE PULLING PEOPLE EVEN FROM FIELD OPERATIONS.))
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The investigative work on these murders will continue well into the evening..
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..police are asking anyone who may have information about the crime to give them a call.

[VMI-Drugs]


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Five college students are no longer V-M-I cadets after being accused of using illegal drugs.
The school dimissed the cadets last week after a thorough investigation prompted by a report of marijuana use.
According to school officials, the cadets admitted to using marijuana.
In one case, cocaine was also discovered.
V-M-I did not release the names of the cadets.

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Six months after it was announced the D-Day Memorial Foundation was five million dollars in debt, the group is apparently no closer to paying that money off.
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Now the architect who designed the memorial and the contractor that built it have filed liens against the property to try to recover some of the money owed them.
D-Day officials say the slow economy and the on-going audit of the foundation's finances have slowed fundraising efforts.. and that they're still trying to climb out of the hole.
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((BILL MCINTOSH/D-DAY FOUNDATION PRESIDENT; IT SEEMS LIKE WE'RE THE FROG IN THE WELL, JUMPING UP THREE FEET AND FALLING BACK TWO FEET, JUMPING UP TWO FEET, FALLING BACK THREE.. WE'RE LIKE THE FROG IN THE WELL, DOING PRECISELY THAT.)) ((BUZZY COLEMAN/COLEMAN-ADAMS CONSTRUCTION: WE HAD A GENTLEMAN'S AGREEMENT LAST SEPTEMBER, WE MET OVER IN THE COURTHOUSE HERE LAST SEPTEMBER WITH ALL THE SUB-CONTRACTORS AND BILL AND WE ALL SET GOALS TO BE PAID, AND FROM LAST SEPTEMBER TO THIS TIME TO BE PAID WHICH HASN'T BEEN PAID BECAUSE BILL HASN'T BEEN ABLE TO RAISE THE MONEY.))
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The Foundation has six months to pay off the liens or a judge may step in a decide what to do with the property.


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That fire that gutted a machine shop in Forest Wednesday night has now officially been ruled arson.
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The blaze heavily damaged Innovative Machining in Forest, causing about three million dollars worth of damage.
Local and state investigators spent most of yesterday at the scene looking for clues.
They say evidence found inside the building led them to conclude the fire was intentionally set.
No other information has been released.
Authorities would not speculate on a motive.
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[MATRICARDI]


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The eavesdropping charges against GOP official, Ed Matricardi, will stand.
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A judge in Richmond today rejected Matricardi's request to throw out the case.
Matricardi's lawyer maintains that his client did nothing illegal.
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((STEVE BENJAMIN/MATRICARDI'S ATTORNEY: MR. MATRICARDI WAS CLEARLY INVITED TO JOIN THESE CONFERENCE CALLS BY EMPLOYEES AND AGENTS OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY. HE HAD PERMISSION TO LISTEN IN ON THESE CALLS. THAT FACT IS AN ABSOLUTE DEFENSE TO A CHARGE OF WIRETAPPING.))
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Matricardi is the former executive director of the Republican Party of Virginia.
Allegations surfaced this week that another Republican officials may also have listened in on the conference call in which Democratic leaders, including Governor Warner, discussed redistricting strategy.
Claudia Tucker, a close aide to House Speaker Vance Wilkins, has also been implicated by Democrats but has not been charged.
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[Tease#1]
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Still ahead on News 7 at Six, see how one area college is saving some historic trees... by bringing their offspirng to Salem.
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And a year and a half after she was attacked by terrorists, the U-S-S Cole heads back out to sea.
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The rebuilt U-S-S Cole is on her way back to Norfolk.
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After a brief dockside ceremony, the Cole left a Mississippi shipyard and headed for the open sea.
The destroyer has been undergoing repairs for the past 14 months since a deadly terrorist bombing in Yemen.
17 sailors, including Timothy Lamont Saunders of Pittsylvania County, were killed.
The Cole will rejoin the fleet at her homeport of Norfolk
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Roanoke College hopes a new program will keep students in the shade for some time to come...
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Today, students planted a sycamore tree which is a direct descendant of another that stands near Appomattox Court House, where Robert E. Lee surrendered his forces in 1865. The program is an effort to replace large trees that have died since the school administration planted them more than one hundred years ago.
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((JON CAWLEY/ENVIRONMENT PROGRAM CO-ORDINATOR; GET SOME HISTORICALLY IMPORTANT TREES HERE TO REPLACE SOME OF THE LARGE TREES FOR THE FRONT SACRED GROVE, SO THAT IN ANOTHER HUNDRED YEARS WE HAVE ANOTHER SACRED GROVE FOR STUDENTS WHO ARE HERE THEN.))
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The school will also plant seedlings which are descendants of trees from the battlefields of Fredericksburg, Antietam, Manassas, and Gettysburg.
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[Stocks]


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Stocks ended mixed in a rather dull Wall Street session. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW gained 52 points.
NASDAQ fell six.
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This is it. Tonight's the night we move to our new Digital Broadcast Center.
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Even the digital era won't keep things from going wrong every once in a while.
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That's why Patrick Evans is here to keep us humble.
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Tonight at 11, we'll say farewell to our home for more than four decades.
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We've condensed the 18 month construction process into three minutes of videotape, so you can see our new building go up before your eyes.
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[Sports Tease]


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A qualifying update for you from Talladega, plus the Avs return home tonight at Salem Memorial to host the Hillcats. VMI makes history today.
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And Lee Suggs' amazing comeback from reconstructive knee surgery continues tomorrow in the spring game.
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The Winston Cup drivers are in Talladega, Alabama this afternoon qualifying for this Sunday's Aaron's 499. Rusty Wallace was the first driver to go out in time trials this afternoon. Rick Mast went out third. Kevin Harvick back from his one race suspension will go out 33th. Matt Kenseth will be the final driver on the track today. 47 cars in all are registered - four will go home. The time trials are being tape delayed on FX tonight, and NASCAR is forcing fans to pay for the results their web site on "Race Cast". Several cars still need to run. We'll have the lienup for you tonight at 11.

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The Salem Avalanche and the Lynchburg Hillcats play tonight in the first of their three game series at Salem Memorial. Steve Mason caught up with manager Stu Cole earlier today at batting practice.
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While the Virginia Tech football team grapples with the challenge of Grant Noel's knee injury, the program is excited about the recovery that Roanoke's own Lee Suggs has made from his reconstructive surgery last September.
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Suggs has worked like a madman during his rehabilitation process and as a result he has been virtually pain free this spring. His playing time will likely be limited in some ways tomorrow, but contact is something the former Fleming Colonel is anxious to experience.
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The UVa spring festival kicks-off tomorrow afternoon at one.
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And JMU's spring game at Bridgeforth stadium is set for 1:30.

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History was made this afternoon at VMI as Mildred Cooper became the first woman in VMI history to win a championship in track and field. Cooper, who is from Gretna, won the shot put title at the Southern Conference track meet today in Johnson City at East Tennessee State. This is the fifth year for the women's track program at VMI.

[S-Cruz]


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The National Hot Rod Association is coming back to Bristol next weekend to give Thunder Valley a workout.
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But tomorrow you can meet one of the NHRA's champion, Cruz Pedregon right here in Roanoke. The top fuel funny car driver will be at the new Advance Auto Parts store at the corner of Melrose and Peters Creek Road. His car will be there most of the day, but 10:30 -to-11:15am is the time to catch Pedregon.
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[Building-Close]
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We leave you with a somewhat ominous goodbye from our Colonial Avenue Studios.
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Photographer Dennis Brown was getting a few farewell shots of our old building when thunderstorms rumbled through Roanoke.
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And as you'll see in a moment, even Mother Nature is charged up about our new home.
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