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Coming up on News 7 Saturday Morning....... A person is found with a gunshot wound to the head in the parking lot of a local shopping mall.

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And the beginning of a new era begins today here at your hometown station - and you're invited to take a tour of our new home... We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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[81-Ax]


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A tractor trailer accident may create some traffic problems today along I-81 in the Radford area.
State police say the accident is blocking one northbound lane at mile marker 109, and motorists may experience some delays when crews remove the rig.




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Lynchburg police are trying to determine who killed a Lynchburg couple, while the victims' two young children were apparently in the house.
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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.
Whoever killed the couple forced their way into the home.. but authorities "don't" believe this was a random murder.
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((LT. VIAR: AT THIS POINT I DON'T THINK WAS A RANDOM ACT OF VIOLENCE, I THINK THERE'S GOING TO BE SOME CONNECTION BETWEEN THE PEOPLE INVOLVED IN THIS AND THE VICTIMS.))
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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.
Anyone who may have information that could assist with the investigation is asked to give police a call.
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[D-Day-Memorial]


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The National D-Day Memorial in Bedford has SIX months to pay off 300-thousand dollars in debt... or it risks losing the property.
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The architect that designed the memorial and the construction company that built it are actually owed close to three million dollars for their work.
They filed liens this weeks for expenses dating back the past five months.. after it became apparent the Foundation had no concrete repayment plan.
Officials remain confident they can settle the debts.
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((WILLIAM MCINTOSH/D-DAY FOUNDATION PRESIDENT: I DON'T THINK THAT ANYONE HERE WHO'S BEEN ASSOCIATED WITH THIS PROJECT REALLY DOUBTS THAT THEY WILL BE PAID AT SOME POINT. THEY WOULD LIKE TO BE ALIVE WHEN THAT PAYMENT OCCURS.))
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McIntosh hopes that making the public more aware of the financial troubles will encourage people to donate money to help retire the debt.
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[Focus-Health]


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Heart disease and the African American Community it's the focus of an upcoming forum. Earlier this week I spoke with the organizer of the event.
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The forums will be held next week Monday thru Thursday at different sites in Lynchburg. For reservations call 804-528-9828. [Tour-Tease]
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[Home-Tours]


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An artist's studio is often a home away from home.
But one well-known artist's studio is his home and his home is his studio and we went to his home and his studio for today's home tour.
Let's take a look at where Eric Fitzpatrick lives, works and collects a lot, you'll see in a second.
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Coming up on News 7 Saturday Morning...... A man is fatally shot in the parking lot of a local shopping center..
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And we are getting moved into our new home... and we are inviting you to take a look.
We will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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And our crews have been working all night ... and are still working .. to get our new Digital Broadcast facility up and running. Steve Pardon has been here too.. So Steve.. how's it going? [STRAIGHT CUT TO STEVE]
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(I'll ad lib intro)
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((STEVE AD LIBS))
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Roanoke Police are investigating what is now a fatal shooting .. that happened at a busy shopping mall. Police say 20 year old Ronald Steven Clark of Blue Ridge died overnight at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, several hours after he was shot at the Towers Shopping Center on Colonial Avenue.
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It happened just after 8:00 last night when witnesses say they heard what sounded like a loud firecracker.
They then looked over to see a man walking away from the car with his arms crossed.
Police arrived minutes later to find the victim in the front seat with a gunshot wound to the face.
Investigators are calling the incident very suspicious.
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((BILL ALTHOFF/ROANOKE POLICE DEPT: NORMALLY WHEN ONE HAS A SUICIDE THE GUN IS VERY CLOSE AND IMMEDIATELY VISIBLE GUN SO THAT IS SUSPICIOUS.))
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Police say they are looking for a black male with very short hair, a multi-color windbreaker and baggy blue jeans.


If you have any information, you are asked to call Roanoke Police.


[Blake]


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Los Angeles Police say the case against actor Robert Blake is getting stronger.
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Yesterday, investigators searched the home of Blake's bodyguard- and his daughters house- where the actor was arrested Thursday.
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((CMDR. GARY BRENNAN/LAPD: DURING THESE SEARCHES ADDITIONAL EVIDENCE WAS RECOVERED INCLUDING PAPERS, COMPUTERS AND WEAPONS.))
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The 68- year old actor is accused of trying to hire someone to kill his wife- then lying in wait and shooting her himself.
Bonnie Bakley was killed as she waited for her husband outside a restaurant-
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[Center-Rape]


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An employee of the Sanctuary Crisis Intervention Center is now accused of raping a second 14-year old girl.
30 year old Jimmy Lee Jones faces rape, sodomy and child abuse charges in Botetourt County from this second alleged incident.
Yesterday, Roanoke police charged Jones with raping another 14 year old at the center. The city owns and operates the center in Botetourt County.

[MATRICARDI]


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The eavesdropping charges against GOP official, Ed Matricardi, will stand.
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Yesterday, a judge in Richmond 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 official 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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[BOTH MICS HOT]
If you are traveling today........ [Jacey ad-lib the travel forecast -- WX PRO]
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[Jacey MIC hot] [ No 2-shot toss go straight to Travel Bump] [soft music under]

[Amtrak]


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Investigators are looking into the cause of an Amtrak crash that killed four people and injured dozens in northern Florida.
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The National Transportation Safety board is heading up the probe in yesterday's derailment. At a news conference, an official with the NTSB said they're following up on a report that the train's engineer threw on the emergency brakes when he noticed a problem with the tracks. So far, excessive heat has been ruled out as a factor in the crash. Investigators say it was only 81 degrees at the time of the derailment.
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[USS-Cole]


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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.
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