Coming up on News 7-
State police make an arrest in the shooting death of a local sheriff's deputy.
Crews search Carvins Cove after a young man is reported missing.
Democrats prepare to take on Congressman Virgil Goode.
And, a local woman who lived to be 109- years old is remembered as more than a number.
News 7 is next.
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An arrest is made in the shooting death of a Pittsylvania County sheriff's deputy.
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Good evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton.
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State police have arrested the man they belive shot and killed deputy Frankie Betterton during a routine traffic stop..
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This morning, state police arrested 23 year old Roy Inge (INJ), Junior without incident...
The Pittsylvania County man is charged with capital murder and use of a firearm---- and is being held without bond.
Inge is expected to be arraigned Monday morning in Pittsylvania County.
State police say the two did KNOW each other-- but no other information about the investigation is being revealed.
An outpouring of emotion is being shown throughout the Pittsylvania County community of Brosville where the victim's family lives.
Justin McLeod spent time there today and has reaction from family and friends.
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As investigators continue to piece together exactly what happened, family and friends continue to ask why.
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((TAMMY JORDAN/FAMILY FRIEND: IT MAKES ME VERY ANGRY. ALL HE WAS DOING WAS HIS JOB, JUST DON'T KNOW WHY ANYTHING LIKE THAT HAD TO HAPPEN TO HIM.))
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It happened here on Route 58 just west of Danville around 2:15 Friday afternoon.
The sheriff says it was a routine traffic stop.
At some point, Deputy Frankie Betterton was shot once in the head.
We're told the gunshot came from the passenger side.
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((DENNIS ALVERSON/FAMILY FRIEND: ANGRY, JUST DISGUST, VERY UNCALLED FOR IT WAS A SITUATION THAT SHOULD NEVER HAVE HAPPENED.))
[OUT Q=never have happened]
To understand why people are so angry, you have to know a little about Frankie Betterton.
Friends describe him as a family man, well liked in the community, and someone who always wanted to be a cop.
He joined the Pittsylvania County Sheriff's office back in September of 1999.
Before that Betterton worked at Chatmoss Cable with Bernie Jordan.
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((BERNIE JORDAN/FORMER CO-WORKER: WE EVEN TRIED TO GET HIM TO COME BACK TO WORK FOR US UP HERE A LITTLE WHILE BACK BUT HE JUST WOULDN'T HAVE IT. DEPUTY SHERIFF WAS IT. IT WAS THE MAIN THING HE ALWAYS WANTED TO DO BECAUSE HE FELT LIKE HE COULD MAKE A DIFFERENCE AND I THINK HE DID.))
[OUT Q=I think he did]
He clearly made a difference at the Sheriff's office.
As his body was being removed, his colleagues stood by and saluted their fallen colleague.
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((MAJOR GARY GOODSON/PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPT.: WE ARE GOING TO SEEK SOME COUNSELING AND DEBRIEFING FOR OUR MEN THAT WERE HERE ON THE SCENE AND THAT HAS BEEN INVOLVED IN THIS CASE AND ITS JUST GOING TO BE AN AWFULLY LONG WEEKEND FOR US.))
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And for all law enforcement.
Officers at several departments including Danville are currently wearing a black ribbon around their badges.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Pittsylvania County.))
Fire damaged the Rocky Mount Post Office this evening.
After a preliminary investigation, fire officials say a fan plugged into a wall may have started the fire.
The post office suffered mostly smoke and water damage.
The blaze was quickly extinguished, and nobody was injured.
The post office had recently completed a renovation of the building.
There's no word on whether any mail was lost or damaged.
Rescue crews will resume seaching tomorrow for a man believed to have drowned in Carvins Cove.
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Dive crews suspended their search for the night, but will resume tomorrow morning.
Fire officials say 23 year old Aaron Flory of the Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton Ohio, was swimming with two friends at around three o'clock this morning.
The three were apparently swimming towards an island near the reservoir's dam, when Flory started struggling to stay afloat, before disappearing beneath the water.
Dive teams have been searching in the cove since this morning, and a SONAR unit is being used to scan the bottom of the reservoir.
Fire officials say Flory has relatives in Botetourt County, and was visiting a friend who recently graduated from V-M-I.
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An early morning accident took the life of a Roanoke teenager.
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Roanoke County police say 15- year old Casey Bane died after the car she was riding in crashed on Bent Mountain road.
The driver and another passenger remain hospitalized.
Both are also juveniles-- so their names have NOT been released.
Police say the driver appears to have entered a sharp turn at a high rate of speed-- the car went airborne and crashed into a tree.
Roanoke County authorities were still on the scene investigating the accident late this afternoon.
He has won elections as both a Democrat and Independent...and now seeks re-election as a Republican.
Congressman Virgil Goode has the advantage of experience and recognition....
But, as Steve Smallshaw reports, central and Southside Democrats are ready to contend with their former leader.
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((It's his first official time running as a Republican so the GOP faithful wanted to make sure Virgil Goode felt right at home in Rustburg and the Fifth District.
Two years after his conversion from Democrat to Independent to Republican, Goode says his positions have always remained the same.. and he's ready to head back to Congress.
((REP. VIRGIL GOODE/R- FIFTH DISTRICT: STILL GOT SOME DEMOCRATS SUPPORTING ME, I APPRECIATE THAT AND I APPRECIATE THE INDEPENDENT SUPPORT AND APPRECIATE THE REPUBLICAN SUPPORT.))
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((TUCKER WATKINS/FIFTH DISTRICT GOP CHAIR: VIRGIL GOODE DOESN'T CHANGE NO MATTER WHAT LABEL YOU PUT BEHIND HIM, SO YOU'RE NOT GOING TO SEE ANY BACKLASH.))
[OUT Q=see any backlash.]
((MARTINSVILLE CITY CASTS FOUR OF ITS VOTES FOR MEREDITH RICHARDS, TWO FOR GEORGE SHROPSHIRE.))
Down the road in Chatham, Democrats had a choice to make: Charlottesville city councilwoman Meredith Richards or Campbell County truck driver George Shropshire.
With less than the full complement of delegates attending, Richards cruised to an easy victory.. unseating a popular incumbent will be much harder.
((MEREDITH RICHARDS/D-FIFTH DISTRICT CANDIDATE: MY NAME IS MEREDITH RICHARDS AND I STAND FIVE FEET TALL. BUT IF YOU WILL LEND ME YOUR HANDS, YOUR HEARTS AND YOUR HELP FOR THE NEXT FIVE AND A HALF MONTHS, I BELIEVE THAT THIS NOVEMBER, STANDING TALL WILL HAVE A WHOLE NEW MEANING.))
[OUT Q=whole new meaning.]
((PLEASE GIVE EVERYTHING YOU CAN, RIGHT NOW, ALL DAY, ALL NIGHT..))
Democrats say everyone will have to chip in for Richards to win in November.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Chatham. ))
A festive mood is taking over the City of Danville this weekend.
The 28th annual Festival in the Park is taking place at Ballou Park.
More than a hundred arts and crafts vendors as well as plenty of activities for the kids make up this year's festival.
Also back this year is the second year of the "Pigs in the Park" barbeque cook-off.
The three day event which wraps up Sunday usually attracts nearly forty thousand people.
Still ahead on News 7 at 11, parts of the World Trade Center are finding new life at a church in New Mexico...
and bonded by tragedy, the last class of students who attended Columbine High School during the 1999 massacre graduate. We'll have that and more coming up.
In 1999, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold opened fire at Columbine High school, killing themselves and 13 others.
That year's freshmen class was the last remining student link to the tragedy.
As Tom Mustin reports, today the class of 2- thousand two said goodbye.
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PROUD PARENTS WATCHED WITH CAMERAS IN HAND AS THE COLUMBINE HIGH SCHOOL
CLASS OF 2002 MARCHED INTO FIDDLER'S GREEN AMPITHEATRE.
450 SENIORS..BONDED FOREVER BY TRAGEDY RECEIVED THEIR DIPLOMAS.
THE STUDENTS WERE THE LAST CLASS WHO ATTENDED COLUMBINE DURING THE
GRADUATION MEANT A FINAL TIME..TO REMEMBER.
"The crumpled piece of pizza I was still clutching in my trembling hand
as i realized I was safe from the gunshots bellowing out of our school."
THE STUDENTS OBSERVED A MOMENT OF SILENCE FOR TWO CLASS MATES WHO DIED
DURING THE ATTACK..AND TWO OTHERS KILLED AT A SHOOTING AT A SUBWAY
THEN..AMID A SEA OF BLUE HATS..AND HUNDREDS OF FAMILY AND
FRIENDS..PRINCIPAL FRANK DEaNGELIS PUT THINGS IN PERSPECTIVE.
You were forced to grow up far too quickly..and you were denied a normal
High Scool Life."
"You've experienced more pain than any human being should have to bear."
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THE COLUMBINE CHOIR SANG AVE MARIA...THEN THUNDEROUS APPLAUSE AND A
STANDING OVATION GREETED A SPECIAL GRADUATE.
"Sean Thomas Graves."
SEAN GRAVES..WOUNDED DURING THE ATTACK..GOT OUT OF HIS WHEELCHAIR AND
WALKED ACROSS THE
STAGE TO RECEIVE HIS DIPLOMA.
AND AS SMILING SENIORS TOSS THEIR HATS IN THE AIR.. AND EXCHANGED
HUGS... THESE SPECIAL STUDENTS ..LOOKED TO THE FUTURE WITH HOPE.
"Class of 2002.We will show the world what we can do." TOM MUSTIN FOR CBS NEWS.))
A piece of school history has been returned to Virginia's Military Institute ...
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Nearly 250 teenagers at V-M-I marched to New Market to aid in the battle against advancing Union troops in May of 1864. 10 cadets were killed and 47 were wounded.
A few years after the battle, the school gave medals of honor to each of the cadets who fought.
Eleanor Crunden found a medal belonging to her great-great uncle Private J-C Wheelwright, one of the cadets who died in the battle.
On Wednesday, Crunden handed the piece of history over to V-M-I.
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((ELEANOR WHEELWRIGHT CRUNDEN; I FOUND THE MEDAL IN MY GRANDMOTHERS JEWELRY BOX. SHE'D TAKEN ALL THE JEWELS, BUT SHE DIDN'T REALIZE THAT SHE LEFT THE PRIZE BEHIND. AND SO I GOT IT.))
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The medal is believed to be the only one in V-M-I's possesion from the ten cadets who died in the battle.
When a local woman died after more than a century of life-- one Botetourt man thought she should be remembered as more than just a number.
Sadie Jones passed away in March-- at the age of 109- having apparently out-lived her entire family.
So few were there to reflect on Jones' long life when she was laid to rest at Coyner Springs Cemetery and there was NO money for a headstone to mark her grave.
A number was all that marked Jones' resting spot.
That's when the Reverend Edward Mitchell decided to collect money for a proper service... saying he did NOT want a woman who'd lived so many years to just be a number.
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((I'M HOPING THAT THIS IS AN EYE OPENER FOR US TO REALIZE THAT THERE ARE SENIORS CITIZENS OUT THERE THAT REALLY DON'T HAVE MONEY, DON'T HAVE A WAY TO BE BURIED, THAT WE WOULD KNOW IT NOW AND WE WOULD MAKE A DIFFERENCE.))
[OUT Q=make a difference.]
Mitchell and others were able to raise 2- thousand dollars from the community.
The money that was not used for Jones' headstone is now in a memorial fund.
Roanoke County volunteers are putting one of their best recruiting tools to work.
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Today-- several volunteer rescue squads, including Mount Pleasant, held open houses for the public.
It's a chance for the community to tour the facilities and for kids to see the fire trucks and ambulances.
It's also an opportunity to recruit much needed volunteers.
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((WE'VE WORKED ON THIS FOR A COUPLE OF MONTHS, PROBABLY THREE MONTHS AS A MATTER OF FACT, TO GET EVERYTHING GOING WE HAVE HERE TODAY... WE GET TO SPREAD IT OUT.))
[OUT Q=we get to spread it out.]
The open house also coincides with National Emergency Service Week-- which begins tomorrow.
Still ahead on News 7, two very different types of horsepower in sports tonight, from Nascar's shootout at the Winston,
to being so close to history. War Emblem takes his second jewel of the Triple Crown by winning the Preakness. Mike Stevens will have more in sports.
It was a day of celebration at The Vatican today as Pope John Paul turned 82.
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A children's band sang "Happy Birthday" to the pontiff while other children brought him flowers during a public appearance.
The ailing Pope could only read a few lines from his two hour speech... an aid read the rest.
The remainder of his day was spent working-- but he did take time to taste a birthday cake baked by a nun who works in his household.
John Paul is scheduled to travel to (AHZ-er-BAI-jhan) Azerbaijan and Bulgaria next week.
Ruins from the World Trade Center will now support a bell tower for a catholic church in New Mexico.
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Today Archbishop Michael Sheehan showed how 20- foot beams from the World Trade Center will support the tower for the Sacred Heart church bell in Albuquerque.
Archbishop Sheehan believes the beams will keep alive the memories of the victims of the 9- eleven terrorist attacks.
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((FROM THE DESTRUCTION OF THE WORLD TRADE CENTER, THERE WILL BE THE
REBIRTH OF THE COMMUNITY BARELAS.))
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The beams are expected to arrive from New York City next week.
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Everything from the Winston to the Robertson to the Preakness is on the way right after we take a look at tonight's scoreboard.
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The Lowe's Motor Speedway is serving as the center of the NASCAR racing universe this weekend.
Last night 130 thousand fans turned out for the annual Winston all-star weekend.
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The night began with the Winston Open - a race for all the non-winners on the circuit. Stacy Compton had all kinds of problems as his car was loose and often a target of others.
Jerry Mayfield dusted the field easily winning the Open for the second time in his career to advance to the main event.
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One other transfer spot remained as the losers from the first race lined up for a 16 lap dash for $35 thousand dollars of cash and a spot in the main event.
Ryan Newman completely dominated the "No Bull Sprint" winning by more than a second and half.
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The "Big Show" began with an elaborate driver and crew introduction ceremony that among other things showed off defending champ Jeff Gordon's new goatee.
Only the top 20 drivers would advance out of the 27 participants, but four of those were wiped out in this wreck as Sterling Marlin, Dale Jarrett, Rusty Wallace and Bobby Hamilton were involved.
Rookie Jimmy Johnson won the opening 40 lap segment and $50 thousand dollars.
Johnson would also win the next 30 lap segment that eliminated 10 drivers.
Jeff Gordon finished 11th and he did not make it into the main event.
Neither did Eliott Sadler who was wrecked by Ryan Newman and let him know he didn't appreciate it by hurling his helmet at him.
The final 20 lap segment that pays the winner $750 thousand dollars belonged to rookie Ryna Newman who passed Tony Stewart after the field inversion.
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"War Emblem" is now two thirds of the way to the Triple Crown.
Yesterday in Baltimore, the Kentucky Derby winner added the Preakness to its list of wins.
Here's the call of the 127th Preakness Stakes at Pimlico from Tom Durkin.
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The N-B-A's Western Conference Final opened last night with the Los Angeles Lakers taking out the Sacramento Kings in game one
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The Kings worked all season to get home court advantage and then lost it in game one.
The Lakers Kobe Bryant led all scorers with 30 points.
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As the Lakers grab a one-game to none lead in the series with a 106-to-99 win over Sacramento.
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The Red Wings opened up their best of seven game western conference final with the Colorado Avalanche with a win yesterday afternoon.
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The Avs would open the scoring early as Joe Sakic splits two Detroit defenders and with a quick shot he beats Dominic Hasek. The Avs convert on the power play 2:48 into the game and it's 1-to-nothing.
The first period almost ended that way, but with just over a minute to go, Tomas Holmstrom scores on the ricochet while sitting down on the ice right in front of Patrick Roy. It's a 1-all game.
The game would be tied 2-2 heading to the third, but Detroit put it away by scoring three third period goals.
The Red Wings win game one 5-to-3.
Game two is tomorrow night in Detroit.
A chilly night at Salem Memorial as the Avs and Cannons played game two of their series.
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Game time temperatures were down into the 40s - but nothing could stop the Salem Sports Nut tonight.
Salem with the bases full in the second - Dan Conway gets hit by the pitch. The run comes home in the form of Christopher Morris. It's one to nothing Salem.
And the Salem Spartan is liking to looks of things.
But in the top of the fifth Al Rogers smacks one over the left field wall. Potomac would take 4-to-1 lead in that inning.
And the mascots are stunned as the Avs lose 6 to 1.
Round number two of the three day Scott Robertson Memorial was completed yesterday under very different conditions than round one.
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The cooler temperatures and windy conditions forced spectators to bundle up, but if you have kids or tennagers in your house you know this for certain - they do not ever wear a coat.
So as you would expect, it got colder and the golfers just stayed red hot.
Paula Creamer (KRAMER) the first round co-leader from Pleasanton, California is now all alone in first after shooting a scorching 69 today in the girls 15-to-18 year old group.
Machele Romano from West Islip, New York leads the 15 and under girls.
In the boy's 15-to-18 year old group - Evan Willingham of Raleigh took the lead, while Brian Belden of Emmaus, Pennsylvania leads the 14 and under boy's division.
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In past years the Scott Robertson has turned into a real melting pot of talent and cultures.
Steve Mason tells us how that type of field benefits all involved.
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[SUPER=01-Mallory Code/Girls 15-18 Golfer; 1:36]
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((Golf is a hard enough sport to understand, but the sports language is especially difficult at the Scott Robertson.
French or Spanish, maybe not as hard to interpret as Korean, the language spoken by one of the players grouped with Pulaski County high school golfer Ryan Sypniewski. But Daniel Im and his new Pulaski acquaintance have been able to communicate.
The golfers from different countries often bring an entirely different level of golf to the Scott Robertson and North Cross golfer and Roanoke Country Club champion Clay Creekwood has taken advantage of Th. experience.
The 54 hole Scott Robertson Tournament finishes is up tomorrow. Steve Mason News 7 sports.)) [S-LAX]
Washington and Lee's hopes of winning the N-C-Double-A Division Three Lacrosse championship were dashed today in Gettysburg.
The Generals lost to Gettysburg College 12-to-8 in the semi-finals.
The Generals finish the season 14-and-4.
The Virginia Tech golf team finished in 8th place today at the NCAA Central Regional today in Little Rock, Arkansas and as a result qualified for the NCAA Golf Championship.
The Tech baseball team also earned a spot in the Big East tournament next week.
The Hokies swept a doubleheader from West Virginia.
A win tomorrow also gives Tech a share of the regular season title.
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The field in the N-C-Double-A Division Two Softball tournament in Salem is down to 4.
LeMoyne College and Barry University were sent home today.
Tomorrow Chico State, Grand Valley, Bloomsburg and St. Mary's will battle each other for the right to play in the title tomorrow night at 7:30.
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In a couple of high school notes - Patrick Henry's boy's tennis team whipped Woodbridge today 5-to-nothing to win the Northwest regional tennis semi-finals.
The Patriots now advance to the regional title next week.
Also, in the Blue Ridge district baseball play-in game today - Lord Botetourt defeated William Fleming 9-to-6.