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Police are looking for one or more people in connection with the fatal shooting of a local high school student.
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And, VMI sends another graduating class, including a handful of women, out into the world.
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Tonight on the Big 7, the Panthers' Casey Crawford was in town this morning with the valley's FCA. A member of the Avalanche gets a big promotion.
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And two assistant coaches from Lord Botetourt land head coaching positions at Fort Defiance high school in Augusta County.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
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Get ready for locally heavy rains followed by a chill down that may go into the record books this weekend. Details in our weather segment.
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News 7 at 6 is next.
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((TIM MORRIS/WITNESS: I WAS UP AT MY GRANDMOTHER'S HOUSE AND WE JUST HEARD A LOT OF GUNSHOTS AND WE SAW A YOUNG MAN LAYING OVER THERE.))
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A Martinsville teenager is killed in a drive-by shooting.
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Police believe an argument at a high school track meet may have started the deadly chain of events.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Good evening, I'm Shannon Young.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


And I'm Keith Humphry.
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Police have several leads but so far have made no arrests in the shooting that killed a 19-year old Martinsville High School student.
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Investigators believe the motive may have been an on-going feud between Delvin Lamonte Hairston and the suspected shooters.
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The incident happened around 9:30 last night at the intersection of Third and A Streets in Martinsville.
Officers found Hairston shot once in the chest.
He died a short time later at Martinsville Memorial Hospital.
Investigators believe several guns and people were involved.
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Hairston was a senior at Martinsville High School.
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He was to attend Virginia State University next year to play football and run track.
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[Hidden-Valley]


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A 14-year-old Roanoke County boy is under arrest for allegedly bringing a disarmed hand grenade to school.
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One-thousand students at Hidden Valley Junior High were evacuated yesterday, after classmates said the 8th grader showed them the grenade.
State police X-rayed the device and found it to be hollow.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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Police charged the boy with threatening to bomb the building -- a misdemeanor -- and possessing an explosive device -- a felony.
He's being held at the Roanoke Valley Juvenile Detention Center at Coyner Springs.

[Bumbry]


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He's known on the street as J-2.
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James Bumbry the Second is one of the few people who actually witnessed the incident in February where a D-E-A agent from Texas allegedly shot and killed a Roanoke man outside a bar near Valley View. He pled guilty today to passing counterfeit 100 dollar bills. He told the Secret Service he bought them from someone at a concert in Greensboro. The charges date back to late in the year 2000. The 24-year old faces a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison, though he was allowed to remain on bond 'til he's sentenced in August.
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D-E-A Agent Timothy Workman's case is set for trial in September.

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A major intersection in Roanoke will be closed tonight for about two hours.
Orange Avenue and Williamson Road, near the Roanoke Civic Center, will be shut down starting at about 9:30.
That's so police can do more work in their investigation of last week's fatal accident.
A man who led police on a chase from Botetourt County died after his car crashed into a steel signpost.

[VMI]


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Virginia Military Institute graduated it's class of 2002 today, sending nearly 250 new citizen soldiers out into the world. After four years, the challenges that face the graduates after V-M-I may prove greater than even the rat line. Richard Lesko has more.
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((MAJ. GEN. JOSIAH BUNTING/VMI SUPERINTENDENT; WHEN YOU SERVE OVERSEAS, AND YOU ARE ASKED WHO YOU REPRESENT, YOU SAY SIMPLY, 'I'M AN AMERICAN. I WENT TO VMI. CAN THERE BE BETTER BOASTS THAN THAT?)) [RUNS16]
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It was an emotional graduation ceremony for nearly 250 V-M-I cadets. 72 cadets are receiving commissions and could be fighting in overseas conflicts present and future. In his keynote address, Senator John Warner said he's sure the cadets have heard President Bush's call to defend the country against all sources of terror.
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((SEN. JOHN WARNER/(R) VIRGINIA; EVERY ONE OF YOU MUST HAVE HEARD THE PRESIDENT'S CALL TO BECOME CITIZEN SOLIERS AND MAN THE RAMPARTS.)) [RUNS15]
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The need for VMI's graduating class to show they are citizen soldiers has become more immediate since the September 11th attacks, and the war in Afghanistan that followed. That's something that has strengthened the camaraderie at the school this year, even more than in the past.
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((MATTHEW MITCHELL/VMI GRADUATE; THE FRIENDS I MADE, GRADUATING WITH ALL THESE GUYS AND GIRLS, AND I'D DO ANYTHING FOR THEM, AND THEY'D DO ANYTHING FOR ME. AND THAT'S SOMETHING YOU DON'T GET AT ANY OTHER COLLEGE.)) [RUNS7]
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That same bond could soon be tested, as each cadet graduates knowing that one of their brother or sister rats could soon be in the line of fire. Richard Lesko, News 7, Lexington.))

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Police departments all across Southwest and Central Virginia remember their fallen officers.
That's next on News 7 at Six.
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Plus they've dealt with a mass shooting and flooding...
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Now residents of Grundy are cleaning up after a massive downtown fire and wondering "what's next?"
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[Police-Memorial]
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Localities across the state are remembering their fallen law enforcement officers.
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Today the Roanoke Valley paid tribute to 27 officers who were killed in the line of duty.
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Meghan Muldoon was at this afternoon's ceremony and joins us with more.
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[LPD-Awards]


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Other members of the thin blue line were also honored during an awards ceremony in Lynchburg today.
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Police chief Charles Bennett handed out service awards and citizen commendations to more than forty officers and citizens.
While several officers were recognized for the decades they spent on the force, it was a relative rookie who walked away with the Officer of the Year award.
Stuart Bowen recently completed his first full year on the force.
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((OFFICER STUART BOWEN/LPD OFFICER OF THE YEAR: WITH WHAT HAPPENED DURING THE YEAR AND WITH 9-11 AND EVERYTHING, I MEAN IT'S LIKE I SAID IT'S JUST A BIG HONOR. I WORK WITH SUCH AN OUTSTANDING GROUP OF OFFICERS DAY IN AND DAY OUT, I DON'T KNOW THAT I'M DESERVING OF THIS. I'M VERY HONORED TO HAVE BEEN SELECTED.)) ((COL. CHARLES BENNETT/LYNCHBURG POLICE CHIEF: CLEARLY WHAT YOU SAW TODAY IN THE NUMBER OF THESE YOUNG OFFICERS WHO WON AWARDS IS THE FACT THAT THEY HAVE A REAL LEVEL OF DEDICATION AND COMMITMENT TO THE COMMUNITY.))
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Officer Bowen responded to more than 12-hundred calls for service in 2001, making more than 100 arrests on a variety of charges from drug possession to driving under the influence.
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[Stocks]


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It was a sluggish day on Wall Street [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW climbed 45 and a half points.
NASDAQ gained five.
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[Grundy-Fire]


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You can add fire to the list of disasters that have struck the town of Grundy over the past 6 months
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Around 5:30 last night a fire broke out in the basement of a building containing offices and apartments.
No injuries were reported....but many homes and businesses were destroyed.
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((CHUCK CRABTREE/GRUNDY TOWN MANAGER: WE'VE BURNED, WE'VE BUILT AND WE'LL CONTINUE TO RE-BUILD.))
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Four fire departments worked to contain the fire....which at one point was out of control.
No cause has been found by fire officials....who stayed at the scene till this morning because of the fire's intensity.
The remains of the two damaged buildings will be torn down.
Other businesses suffered smoke and water damage.
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[D-Day]


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Just when you thought it had all been said.... The story of the D-Day Invasion during World War II has taken on a new life with the latest issue of National Geographic magazine.
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(( It says they are the "untold stories of D-Day." It's a detailed account of the Allied invasion that liberated France. The main story tells how the June 6th assault on the beaches of Normandy was kept a secret- -despite the enormous scope of the invasion. It was so secret, it was classified beyond TOP Secret. There's also a four-page lay-out that focuses on Bedford, what the magazine refers to as the "small town in Virginia that gave so much." It features photographs of the Hoback brothers- -both lost on Omaha Beach- -along with the telegram that arrived in Bedford on a Sunday about six weeks later.
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Roy Stevens is on the next page... holding a picture of his twin brother, Ray, who was killed before he reached the beach. ROY Stevens has always regretted his failure to shake hands with his brother as they got into the landing craft.
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That interview was recorded back in 1994. I spoke to Roy Stevens this afternoon. He said, "I'm still hanging in there."

[Sports Tease]


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Coming up tonight on the Big 7 - the VHSL takes a hands off approach. Two Botetourt assistants get head coaching jobs.
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And this morning's meeting of the fellowship of Christian Athletes attracted NFL tight end Casey Crawford. His thoughts are coming up.
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The high school sports landscape is bound to change next year - but the Virginia High School League isn't offering local schools much help. The Blue Ridge district as it stands now for nest year - has 12 teams. It needs to split in some fashion. The district wanted the VHSL to give it some direction on how to best do that. Instead, the high school league has told the member schools to figure it out for themselves.
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The VHSL may have washed its hands of the Blue Ridge dilemma, but it take care of Roy Stanley. At the Executive Committee's final meeting of the academic year - the committee approved a lifetime achievement award for the our late great friend.

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Two Lord Botetourt assistant basketball coaches have graduated to head coaching jobs at Fort Defiance high school.

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Cavaliers varsity assistant Charley Butcher, who has also been an assistant at Roanoke College and Patrick Henry, is the new Fort Defiance varsity boys basketball head coach.
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Lord Botetourt girls assistant Tony Clark was named Fort Defiance girls head varsity basketball coach as well.
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After some fun on Wednesday, the teams in the N-C-Double-A Division Two Softball tournament got down to business this morning. Four first round games on the schedule
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Including this afternoon's second game matching Chico State and North Dakota State. The only runs of the game came in the bottom of the second as Chico's Lisa Vadalma blasts a two run home run to left field.
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Chico State opens the tournament with a two-to-nothing win.
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Chico State next faces Grand Valley --- a 3-to-1 winner over Barry University in today's first game.

Also today, St. Mary's of Texas _____ LeMoyne __-to-___. Kennesaw State and Bloomsburg are playing right now in the final game of the day.

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The Salem Avalanche closes out a four game series with the Frederick Keys tonight at 7 at Salem Memorial. But the team will be without shortstop Ronnie Merrill who was promoted to the Triple A Colorado Springs Skysox today.

His position will be taken by Casey Lambert - a 22 year old Louisiana native - who has been with the Asheville Tourists.


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Former UVa tight end Casey Crawford begins his third NFL season with the Carolina Panthers. This morning, he spoke to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Valleywide Huddle at First Baptist. Steve Mason has more.
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((Students from Northside, William Byrd, Glenvar, Cave Spring and William Fleming were singing, hollering and even doing skits. But the acting stopped when Casey Crawford took the pulpit to get real about his faith. ((:))
Crawford stands 6'6", weighs 260 and possesses incredible athletic ability, he's one of so few who have the talent to make it in the pros, but these kids don't need an NFL contract to make God's team. ((:))
((:)) ((:))
But inspite of NFL stardom, Casey hopes these kids understand that's what he does, not who he is.)) ((:)) ((:))