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Today on News 7 at Five, federal authorities believe they have identified a suspect who has been placing pipe bombs in mailboxes. We'll have the details in a live report.
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Also it is election day in much of Virginia. We'll see if voters are turning out at the polls.
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Locally heavy downpours dominate the forecast and trigger flood watches in southwest Virginia. Details ahead.

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Also students on a school bus have to catch a ride in a raft after their bus is caught in flood waters,
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and we'll tell you what the city of Roanoke says is responsible for a big shortfall in its revenues.
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The FBI names a suspect in the recent string of pipe bombings.
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The suspect is a 21 year old from Minnesota-


The FBI considers him armed and dangerous- and tonight they're asking for the publics help in tracking him down.
(suspect described as intelligent with strong family ties.)
Manuel Gallegus is covering this story and joins us live from Denver with more.
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Two separate plane crashes have killed at least 78 people.
A Chinese airlines crashes off the coast of Northeast China- So far recue ships have recovered 60 bodies.
More than 30 additional ships are headed to the site. The plane was carrying 112 people. There is no immediate word on any survivors.
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Meanwhile Egyptian officials say at least 18 people are dead in today's EgyptAir plane crash in Tunisia.
The Boeing 737 with 63 people on board went down while trying to land near Tunis.
Tunisia's national news agency says the control tower lost contact with the plane right before the crash -- just after a distress call from the pilot.
Two dozen people were reportedly injured. The plane went down in foggy, rainy weather.
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Virginians are heading to the polls.
Many localities, including Roanoke and Vinton, are holding city and town council elections.
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Meghan Muldoon has been monitoring the election.
Meghan, how's the turnout?
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Jean, election officials are pleased to report that voter participation is now at 11%.
They're saying those are better numbers than in previous years.
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Voter turnout is lagging behind in Lynchburg. Only about ten percent of registered voters have turned out so far. In the last city elections about 35 percent of the voters headed to the polls.
In Christiansburg, turnout is a little better. 16 percent of the voters there have already cast a ballot.
Also in Blacksburg, 18 hundred of the 10 thousand registered voters have voted.
We'll have the returns tonight in all the contested races, and we'll carry complete returns on News 7 at 11.
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And for the latest vote at any time, updated throughout the evening, just go to our web page at WDBJ7-dot-com.
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Heavy rain overnight led to some serious flooding in the Midwest-
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It made tough going this morning for a school bus on its way to school.
The bus got stuck in high water- Floodwater pushed it off the course as it drove near Waverly, Indiana.
Water started rushing into the bus and the 14 children on board had to be rescued.
Emergeny crews got all of the children off the bus and onto boats safely.
Over a half dozen counties around Indianapolis are under Flood warnings today.
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The son of a Roanoke judge is going to jail after being convicted on drug charges. We'll have the details next.
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[VO] Also the murder trial for Michael Skakel began today, 27 years after the death of the victim.
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Kennedy Cousin Michael Skakel is on trial today for a murder that happened more than two decades ago.
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The 41-year old is in a Connecticut courtroom- denying he had anything to do with it.
Skakel is accused of killing Martha Moxley back in 1975- whent he two were 15 years old.
Prosecutors claim Skakel provided the evidence against himself through a number of alleged confessions.
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Prosecutors brought Martha Moxley's mother to the stand today- they hope to gain the jury's sympathy.
Mrs. Moxely campaigned for more than 26 years to find the person who killed her daughter.
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The son of a Circuit Judge pled guilty today to possession of marijuana with intent to distribute the drug.
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Ryan Strickland maintains his innocence but accepts the fact that a jury might have found him guilty. Because the 19-year old J-M-U student had had three prior drug convictions as a juvenile, the plea agreement calls for Strickland to serve 60 days in jail... starting TOMORROW.
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Judge Diane Strickland was NOT in the courtroom when her son entered his plea. Ryan's father, attorney ART Strickland, WAS there but did not play a role in the proceedings.

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You may think you pay a lot in personal property taxes... but Roanoke says may not be enough to satisfy the budget.
In fact, estimates show the city will lose one point four million dollars in personal property tax revenue this year.
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Much of that loss stems from two major businesses closing -- Vishay Vitramon and Transkrit.
They paid property taxes equivalent to 150 homes in Raleigh Court.
Haley Toyota says it sold a record number of cars last year... and the city isn't sure that will continue this year.
Though the budget shortfall is likely, the city says it won't know for sure until the end of the month, when all personal property taxes are collected.
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((SHERMAN HOLLAND/Commissioner of the Revenue: THE STATE - $3.5 BILLION SHORTFALL. THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT: $215 BILLION SHORTFALL. COMPARE THAT TO WHAT'S GOING ON ALL OVER, LOCALITIES ARE GOING TO SUFFER, ALSO.))
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The city is working on ways to trim down the budget that it hopes will not affect daily operations too dramatically.
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Coming up next on the newscast, it may only be a drop in the bucket, but Jacey Birch will show us how one man's collection is helping beat the drought.
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Conserving water has been on everyone's minds this year as a drought plagues Virginia
The saying goes, "every little drop helps," and one Roanoke resident is out to prove that's true.
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We find Jacey Birch in one backyard where gardens are growing without the use of tap water.
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Coming up today in Sports, a former Wahoo is named Coach of the Year in the N-B-A.
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[VO] Also it is a sad day for horse racing as a legendary horse passes away.
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Twenty-five years ago today, Seattle Slew won the Kentucky Derby on his way to the 1977 Triple Crown.
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Today, the 28-year old stallion died in his sleep. Slew earned over one-point-two million dollars by winning 14 of his 17 career starts. He continued his legacy by siring 102 stakes winners, including 1984 Kentucky Derby winner Swale. Seattle Slew was the last living Triple Crown winner.
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We begin tonight with one of our doing well - so to speak. Rick Carlisle was named the NBA's coach of the year today.
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The former University of Virginia standout guard, who earned his way into the coaching ranks as a long-time assistant under Larry Bird and others easily won the award over Sacramento's Rick Adelman. His Pistons won the Central division title this year with 50 wins - an 18 win improvement over last season. Carlisle helped the Boston Celtics win the N-B-A title in 1986 and he co-captained the U-V-A final four team in 1984 during his playing days.
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Virginia Tech joins Notre Dame, Villanova, and Syracuse in the Big East softball double elimination championship tournament this Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the Moyer Sports Complex in Salem.
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The Moyer Complex crew was working hard on field preparations earlier today in order to meet NCAA field regulations. The playing surface as well as the competition will be the best the complex has ever seen.
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Game one is Thursday at 11 AM between Villanova and Syracuse. Forth seeded Tech plays top seeded Notre Dame at 1:30.

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The defending Wimbledon men's singles champ will not be back to defend his title later this summer.
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Goran Ivanisovic has a bad shoulder, so bad that he has opted to undergo surgery to repair it immediately. It's his left serving shoulder and the same one that has given him problems for years due to cartilage and tissue damage. Ivanisevic will be the first Wimbledon men's champion not to return to defend his title since Stan Smith in 1973. Smith stayed away that year because of a boycott and not injury. Ivanisovic called this the worst decision of his life.
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Realtors from across the Valley are gathering tonight to network with one another, and show off their skills and abilities in fun setting.
Patrick Evans has this report from the Real Estate Association's annual affiliates night.
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