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Roanoke police say they've cracked three murder cases.
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Plus some major restructuring at Virginia Tech... as administrators set their sights on the top.
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[Sports-Head]


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Tonight on News 7 sports - Agassi survives at the French Open. We'll talk hoops with Troy Manns and Billy Packer. Plus, some state soccer notes are on the way.
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And Herman Moore is cut by the Detroit Lions this afternoon.
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[WX-Head]
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The weather looks more like July than June, with highs near 90. Stay tuned to see just when--or if--we'll cool down.
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NEws 7 at Six is next.
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A man now faces charges for the arson murder of a Roanoke mother and her two children.
And authorities have also filed charges in the deadly April shooting in the Towers Mall parking lot.
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[ANCHOR=JEan]
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Good evening, I'm Jean Jadhon.
Keith and Shannon are off tonight.

[Grand-Jury]


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A grand jury handed up indictments in three Roanoke murder cases today.
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Meghan Muldoon is outside the Roanoke City courthouse tonight with details on all three cases.
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[Jones]


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A former night watchman at a teen crisis center will be tried next month on charges of having sex with troubled girls.
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[TAKE FULL SCREEN BOARD]
Jimmy Jones is now facing 20 felonies and three misdemeanors.
The charges include four counts of taking indecent liberties with minors and four counts of abuse and neglect.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The incidents allegedly occurred at the Sanctuary Crisis Intervention Center, between March 31st and April 8th.

[Crouch]


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In Botetourt County, a fatal traffic accident has led to a charge of involuntary manslaughter.
The grand jury today also indicted 19-year-old John Perry Crouch for illegal possession of alcohol.
Crouch is charged in the death of Joseph Daren Wood in April.
Wood died after Crouch lost control of his car on Route 43 and struck a tree.

[Inge]


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An outside law firm has been appointed to represent the man charged with killing a Pittsylvania County deputy last month.
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Today, 23-year old Roy Inge Junior made his second court appearance in as many weeks to tell a judge he had no money to hire his own attorney.
Inge is accused of shooting to death Deputy Frankie Betterton during a traffic stop May 17th.
Court officials say the firm of Claytor & Dorsey will handle Inge's case.
He remains held without bond until his preliminary hearing next month.
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[Amherst-Ax]


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Rescue crews from Amherst County and Lynchburg are on the scene of a highway construction accident near Madison Heights.
A dump truck ran off a dirt road, rolled down an embankment and landed on its top.
The driver was trapped inside for about two hours; no word yet on his condition.
The accident is near the new bridge that's being built for the Madison Heights bypass.

[Tech-Visitor]


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Virginia Tech is making some big changes and going forward with restructuring plans for its academic colleges.
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Today the Board of Visitors approved a restructuring plan. In it, the school's largest college, The College of Arts and Sciences, is being broken into two colleges.
Tech is also adopting a consortium model. It means a group of colleges will share things... like equipment and advisors... to become more efficient. Officials say restructuring may help save money, but that it isn't the result of budget cuts.
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((JOE MEROLA/RESTRUCTURING SR. ADMINISTRATIVE FELLOW; NO, IT REALLY WASN'T IN RESPONSE, IT HAS TO TAKE INTO ACCOUNT ALL OF THE NEEDS TO CUT THE BUDGET BUT IT REALLY WAS HOW DO WE POSITION THE UNIVERSITY IN LIGHT OF THE TOP 30 INITIATIVE THE IN LIGHT OF THE STRATEGIC PLAN THAT WAS APPROVED BY THE BOARD HOW DO WE POSITION VIRGINIA TECH TO DO THAT.))
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Merola says some departmental changes will be seen immediately and that other things will evolve in phases.
While details still have to be worked out, the plan should be fully implemented within 18-months. Tech's Board of Visitors also approved the university's budget today... it includes cuts amounting to over 24-million dollars.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Investigators are looking for clues in a suspicious funeral home fire.
That story when NEws 7 returns.
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Plus Martinsville students will be taking off... thanks to some high-tech tools from NASA.
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[City-Council]


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If you thought this year was tough, just wait until next year.
That warning today from members of Roanoke City Council, who say the state's budget woes will continue to cause major problems for local governments across Virginia. [***NEWS 7 @ 6 GRAPHIC***]
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Joe Dashiell is in the studio tonight with more from today's council session.
Jean, members of city council have been making the case that Virginia needs to find more money for education, and other local services.
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And today, they reacted angrily to word that a state commission studying the problem probably won't consider a tax increase.
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((BILL CARDER/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL: I DON'T WANT TO COME TO THE NEXT BUDGET SESSION TWO MONTHS OUT AND SAY IT LOOKS LIKE THE STATE'S GOING TO CUT, THEY'RE GOING TO PASS ON TWO BILLION DOLLARS WORTH OF SHORTFALL TO LOCALITIES AGAIN. AND THEN WE'RE SCRAMBLING AROUND LOOKING AT CUTTING HUNDREDS OF JOBS AND CUTTING VITAL SERVICES TO OUR CITIZENS.))
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Even after Virginia lawmakers plugged a two-billion dollar hole in the state budget, and city officials wrestled with their toughest budget in years... the picture isn't improving.
And some members of Roanoke City Council say the state must act now...
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((THE POINT IS, UNLESS WE FIGURE OUT SOME WAY AS A COMMONWALTH TO COME UP WITH SOME ADDITIONAL REVENUE TO ADDRESS THESE ISSUES, THE PROBLEMS ARE ONLY GOING TO GET WORSE, YEAR BY YEAR BY YEAR.)) [RUNS:16]
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Working with other urban areas, Roanoke will be pushing for new revenues... but Mayor Ralph Smith questioned whether that's the right approach...
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((RALPH SMITH/ROANOKE MAYOR: WITH THE MAKEUP OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, IF WE'RE ALL JUST GOING TO GO DOWN THERE WITH THE BATTLE CRY, YOU HAVE TO LET US RAISE TAXES, IT'S GOING TO BE A TURN-OFF AND WE'RE GOING TO END UP WITH NOTHING.))
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And Ralph Smith may be right, persuading the General Assembly to raise taxes is going to be a tough sell.


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But Jean, members of Roanoke City Council, and other local officials from across Virginia are clearly turning up the volume on what they consider to be an urgent issue.


[Funeral-Fire]


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Lynchburg investigators want to talk to the person they believe was inside a funeral home when it caught fire early Saturday morning.
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The blaze at the Franklin Funeral Home on Fifth Street was reported just before four a-m Saturday.
Authorities say it started on the second floor and heavily damaged the building before firefighters brought it under control.
Fire marshal John Jennings says they have information someone was in the building in the hours before the fire was reported.
Jennings say there were "no" natural sources of ignition where the fire started.
Anyone with information should call the Lynchburg police.
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[Missing-Teen]


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Police fear a missing Smyth County teenager may be with someone she met over the Internet.
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[no super] 16- year old Chesney Marie Williams of Chilhowie was last seen early Saturday. Police looking into her disappearance fear she may have met someone over the Internet because her computer was disassembled and the contents were erased. Williams has cerebral palsy and is crippled on her right side. Family members say she also suffers from occasional seizures.
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((CURTIS WILLIAMS/CHESNEY'S UNCLE; I DON'T KNOW IF SHE'S MET SOMEONE OVER THE INTERNET AND HAS MET THEM YOU KNOW OR WHAT, BUT THIS IS SOMEONE LEADING HER THIS IS NOT CHESNEY SHE WOULDN'T BE ABLE TO THINK THAT FAST AND PHYSICALLY SHE WOULDN'T BE ABLE TO BE AWAY THAT LONG.))
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Williams does NOT have a driver's license-- but the family's green cavalier is missing. The license tag is Y-S-H 5-0-5-8. Anyone with information is asked to call Virginia State police or the Chilhowie Police Department.
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[Internet-Libel]


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A Virginia Prison warden is suing two Connecticut newspapers over articles he read about himself on the Internet.


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Stanley Young, the warden of Wallens Ridge State Prison, says he was portrayed as a racist in articles about alleged mistreatment of Connecticut inmates who were sent to Virginia.
A three-judge panel is considering whether the case has a place in Virginia or Connecticut.
Young's lawyer told the appeals court that the lawsuit belongs in Virginia because it's where Young's reputation was damaged.
A ruling is expected in several weeks.
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Stocks started June with a sell off despite some good economic news. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW dropped 215 and a half points.
NASDAQ fell 53.
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The American Red Cross is dealing with a severe drop in blood donation.
A spokesman says Memorial Day holiday travel is partly to blame.
If donations do not pick up, the Red Cross will issue a Blood Supply Emergency Warning.
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[TAKE FULL SCREEN PINNACLE]
For more information on upcoming blood drives, you can call 1-800- GIVE-LIFE.
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Martinsville City Schools will be just the 24th school district in the country to have state-of-the-art technology from NASA.
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NASA's Mobile Aerospace Education Laboratory is currently at Martinsville Middle School.
It's similar to the permanent laboratory that will be installed in the school this summer.
This lab contains technology including a wind tunnel, ten learning stations and flight simulators.
Organizers hope the lab will not only make an impact on education, but also on the city's economy.
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((REP. VIRGIL GOODE/(R) 5TH DISTRICT- WELL FOR THE LONG-TERM WE'VE GOT AN INVESTMENT HERE FROM NASA OF ABOUT ONE MILLION DOLLARS AND IT SHOULD ALSO BE AN ATTRACTION FOR BUSINESSES LOOKING AT THE AREA TO LET THEM KNOW THEY HAVE THIS LABORATORY AND WITH ITS FOCUS ON SCIENCE, MATHEMATICS AND ENGINEERING.))
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The laboratory is the result of a 450 thousand dollar grant from NASA.
Martinsville Middle School say it is expected to be up and running by the fall.
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[Sports Tease]


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Coming up tonight on News 7 sports - Troy Manns talks about his new job at RU. The Big South tweaks its hoop tourney, while Andre survives and Herman gets cut.
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And the Byrd and Blacksburg open the state soccer playoffs tomorrow night knowing they may be on another collision course if they keep winning.
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[S-Byrd]


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The state playoffs for spring sports begin tomorrow night at various sites throughout southwest and central Virginia.


William Byrd's boys soccer team opens the Group 2A state tournament tomorrow night against Region IV champion Martinsville at Dan Greene Stadium in Martinsville at 7:30.
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The Terriers Achilles heel has been Blacksburg, the Bruins are 6 and OH against Byrd the last two seasons and the Terriers last win against Blacksburg was 1996. But Byrd is making its 10th appearance in the state tournament this year, accomplishments not many high school soccer programs can boast of.
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Blacksburg plays at home tomorrow night against Region 4 runner-up Graham.


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New Radford basketball coach Byron Samuels has now completed his coaching staff. Former Patrick Henry standout Troy Manns is the newest Highlander addition.
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Manns led P-H to the 1992 state championship before playing two seasons at George Mason. He finished his career in 1997 at Virginia Tech. As a former point guard, Manns hopes to pass along some game knowledge to the incoming Highlander freshmen.
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[S-South]


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The Big South Conference's spring meetings just wrapped up in Hilton Head and among the actions approved during the meetings is a change to the postseason basketball tournament. The event will be at the Vines Center at Liberty this coming year and will only feature the semi-finals and finals. The first round game will be played on campus sites
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VMI will join the Big South next season. This past week in Lexington, college basketball analyst Billy Packer was on hand as part of the Keydet Club's annual golf outing.
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Packer honored Keydet Jason Conley as the first freshman to ever lead the nation in scoring. Keydet fans hope to see plenty of Conley over the next three years. But the trend of players leaving early for the NBA is a disturbing one, that has changed the landscape of college hoops.
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The French Open lost Pete Sampras on its opening day this year, and today it almost lost Andre Agassi to an upset.
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Agassi produced one of the greatest comeback victories of his career in the quarterfinals today by posting a 4-6, 3-6, 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 victory over French wildcard entry Paul-Henri Mathieu. After losing the first two sets, Agassi fell behind 2-love in the third before storming back. After evening the sets at two apiece, he fell behind 3-1 in the fifth set before coming back again to win the final five games. It's the fourth time in his career Agassi has come from two sets down to win a match.
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[S-Buck]


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In the big leagues this afternoon - the Toronto Blue Jays fired manager Buck Martinez. The Jays are buried in the AL East standings.
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On the NFL front - the Detroit Lions cut former UVa great Herman Moore this afternoon. The Danville native is Detroit's career leading receiver and a four time pro bowler. But he had four seasons and nearly $16 million dollars left on his contract. (------------) A hip injury last year limited him to four catches all of last year.