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It took the L-A-P-D nearly a year to make an arrest in the murder of actor Robert Blake's wife.
Now Blake is under arrest, and could face the death penalty.
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And financial problems are leading to LEGAL problems for the D-Day Memorial Foundation.
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Clouds and sun rule the sky with a chance for some passing showers and thunderstorms....I'll have you weekend forecast.....

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News 7 at Noon starts right now...

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He played a tough- talking cop on T-V's "Baretta".
Now actor Robert Blake is facing murder charges.
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Good Afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Los Angeles police believe the arrest of actor Robert Blake has solved the nearly year- long case of his wife's murder.
They say the motive for the crime was "contempt."
The couple got married after a D-N-A test proved that Blake fathered Bonnie Lee Bakley's child.
Prosecutors plan to announce Monday whether they'll file charges against the 68- year- old actor.
Those charges could bring the death penalty.
But Blake's attorney says people should wait until all of the facts are out, instead of jumping to conclusions.
Jennifer Miller has the latest from Los Angeles.
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One time TV tough guy Robert Blake was led from his daughter's Southern California home in handcuffs after being arrested for the 11 month old murder of his wife.

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"The LAPD case has developed both physical and significant circumstantial evidence that Robert Blake killed Bonnie Lee Bakley."
Police say Blake will be charged with murder with "Special Circumstance" in Bakely's death. If prosecutors accept the charge, Blake could face the death penalty.

SOT-Cary Goldstein/Bakley Family Attorney

"They're trying real hard to do a thorough, tight investigation. They don't want to blow this case."
Bakely was shot as she waited for her husband outside a restaurant where they just finished dinner. Blake returned to the restaurant after walking her to the car, saying he had accidentally left a gun behind that he carried for personal protection. He returned to the vehicle to find her dead.
Blake's attorney questioned the evidence in the case, saying the police had more than enough time to document his role in the killing if he was guilty.

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"That is something they should have been able to prove within days if that is what happened. So, we will see what their evidence is and we know what ours is."

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"His story has always been terrible. Chances are if he never even gave a story, if he stayed quiet he may not even be charged at this time." ))

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Church bells rang this morning in Oklahoma City to mark the seventh anniversary of the bombing that killed 168 people.
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The quiet ceremony focused on the bond between victims of the 1995 attack and those who lost loved ones on September 11th of last year.
About 20 World Trade Center survivors planned to attend the service, which included 168 seconds of silence -- a second for each life lost.
The Oklahoma City National Memorial has created an exhibit focusing on the shared experiences of terrorist victims.
It's open today.
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Meanwhile, it wasn't an act of terrorism-- but an accident when a small plane crashed into an office building in Italy yesterday.
The cause of the accident remains a mystery.
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Authorities say the Swiss pilot and two others were killed.
11 people are still hospitalized with injuries.
Officials say the pilot had reported trouble with his landing gear, and then veered off course.
An American woman who was half- a- block away when it happened says she's still in shock.
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About 1300 people work in the building, which houses local government offices.
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An already troubled company in the New River Valley has a new problem. We'll have the details after the break.
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And we will have the latest on a train derailment that left four people dead.
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What happened to the Amtrak auto train that skipped the track yesterday?
That's what investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board hope to find out.
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At least four people died, dozens of others were injured.
Mark and Debbie Marcantano and their three children were passengers on the derailed Amtrak train that was heading to Washington.
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((MARK MARCANTANO/CRASH SURVIVOR: WE WERE IN THE REAR OF THE TRAIN IN THE SLEEPING CAR. MY SON MATTHEW WAS TAKING A NAP AND MY SON MARK WAS TAKING A NAP AND I WAS HAVING SOME QUIET TIME, AND ALL OF A SUDDEN THE TRAIN DERAILED AND OUR CAR WAS JUST ABOUT FULLY TIPPED OVER AND THE CHAOS BEGAN. ))
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Meanwhile, crews are trying to clear away some of the train cars from the wreckage.
A source say it appears there was some kind of equipment problem that led to the wreck.
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Six months after it announced it was five million dollars in debt, the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford is still no closer to paying off its creditors. Now those creditors are taking legal action against the Foundation.
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D-Day officials held a press conference this morning to discuss the situation. Steve Smallshaw was there.
Steve how serious is it there ?
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Montgomery County is taking steps to repossess the home of a struggling technology company.
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Officials say it's apparent Haleos will not be able to survive financially at its Blacksburg Industrial Park location.
The company, which makes fiber optic components, has been unable to keep up with lease payments and has furloughed or laid off nearly its entire staff. Repossession papers were filed in General District Court yesterday. The county's Industrial Development Authority owns the 108-thousand square foot building. A spokesman says they've been generous to the company, but that time has run out.
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The clock is ticking. News 7 will start moving from our current studio to our new Digital Broadcast Center in less than 12 hours.
And next month, we will be the first station in the region to broadcast full-power digital television.
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As we look ahead to our Building for the Future, Steve Pardon helps us prepare for WDBJ-DT.
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We hope that everything we bring you from our new building always goes flawlessly, but history suggests that's asking a bit much.
Tonight on News 7 at 5 and 6, Patrick Evans shows some of our best bloopers from four decades at Colonial Avenue.


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Coming up next on the newscast,
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we will tackle the subject of landscaping in this week's edition of Growin' It.
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As we have already told you, today is moving day at your Hometown Station. We've constructed a new state of the art facility on Hersherger Road. While a lot of work has gone into the inside of the building, there have been some special challenges on the outside.
Patrick Evans has more on this week's edition of Growing It.
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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was UP 35 points. NASDAQ was DOWN 3 points.

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Coming up next on the newscast, we'll hear from the Winston Cup
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drivers as they move from the slowest track of the season to the fastest.
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As we look forward to the NINTH Winston Cup race at Talladega this weekend -- Some cup drivers are not quite as happy about the race because of the new restrictor plates.
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