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Police and prosecutors can close the Tara Munsey murder case .. after her accused killer enters a plea.
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And at another courthouse, let's try it again. Winona Ryder appears once again to face the judge.
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A cold front is producing showers and strong thunderstorms this evening. Hail and damaging winds can be expected with some of these storms. We'll track them on radar in just a few moments.

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On Healthcheck tonight, sorry to tell you this, what you drink really can pile on the pounds.
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And another rescue mission of sorts at Mount Hood .. to remove the remains of a fallen chopper.
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Almost two and a half years after Tara Munsey is murdered .. a plea is entered in court. It means Jeffrey Alan Thomas avoids the death penalty.
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Thomas entered his plea this mroning in Pulaski Circuit Court today .. one that puts him behind bars for the rest of his life....
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New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel Cannon has more on the decision from Blacksburg tonight, Rachel? Jean, Thomas is choosing to take this plea over another jury trial.
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Earlier this year, the State Supreme Court granted Thomas a new trial because of the excessive publicity surrounding his case.
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That decision overturned his conviction and death sentence from last March. But his attorneys say after being on death row for 9-months, Thomas wanted to choose to live even if it meant behind bars. By pleading no contest to three charges, including capital murder, the judge sentenced Thomas to life in prison without the possibility of parole plus 13-years.
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Missing from court today - - family and friends of both Tara Munsey and Jeffrey Thomas. The prosecution says Munsey's parents have no objections to the plea.
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Jean, We're going to hear reaction from those involved in the case coming up on News 7 at 6.

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A Bedford County jury today heard Roy Sluder's version of what happened the night his wife was shot to death in June of 1995.
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32 year old Loria Sluder's death was originally ruled a suicide, but authorities charged her estranged husband with murder after re-opening the case 6 years later. Sluder denied he was angry that Loria was moving out and had been dating other men, and that they still enjoyed a friendly relationship.
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Expert witnesses testified Loria Sluder was kneeling or sitting when she was shot, not standing up as Roy Sluder claimed. Sluder also could not explain why rescue squad workers never found a gun near the body, and he denied telling them where it was. The jury hears closing arguments tomorrow.
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The reward is now 250-thousand dollars in the case of the missing Utah girl-
The 14 year old was taken from her bedroom- As Chris Lawrence reports the search for Elizabeth Smart has now gone nationwide.
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((POLICE AND FBI AGENTS ARE FORMING A TASK FORCE TO SEARCH FOR 14 YEAR OLD ELIZABETH SMART. AND IN A HUNT THAT'S NOW GONE NATIONWIDE.. .. FRIENDS AND STRANGERS HAVE BECOME FAMILY. EDWARD SMART/ELIZABETH'S FATHER "I know it's gonna take everyone's help to find her and I feel confident that we are going to find her." ELIZABETH'S PARENTS CALLED THEIR DAUGHTER'S ABDUCTION A TERRORIST ATTACK ON THEIR OWN FAMILY. ONE OF SIX CHILDREN, ELIZABETH WAS SLEEPING IN THE SAME ROOM AS HER 9 YEAR OLD SISTER. EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING, A MAN BROKE INTO THE HOUSE AND TOOK HER AWAY AT GUNPOINT. FATHER - "It's traumatic, it is just traumatic." ONE NEIGHBOR TOLD POLICE SHE NOTICED WHAT SHE CONSIDERED THE ODD BEHAVIOR OF A MAN WORKING IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD...SOMEONE SHE SAYS WORKED AT THE SMART'S HOUSE. 'CAPPY'/NEIGHBOR "And the description of what that little girl described is what this guy was like. He always had a baseball cap on, about 5 foot 8, very soft spoken, very charming." ON THURSDAY, HUNDREDS OF VOLUNTEERS TOOK TO THE STREETS AND FOOTHILLS, AROUND THIS WEALTHY NEIGHBORHOOD IN SALT LAKE CITY.POLICE TOO - HAVE FOUND NO SIGNS. CHIEF RICK DINSE/SALT LAKE CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT. "We're still hopeful this person will see fit to turn Elizabeth loose, and let her go, uninjured." NOW WITH TIME WORKING AGAINST THEM, INVESTIGATORS HOPE A QUARTER OF A MILLION DOLLAR REWARD PERSUADES SOMEONE TO COME FORWARD.
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A founding member of the punk rock band The Ramones is dead. The Los Angeles coroner's office says Dee Dee Ramone was found dead of a possible drug overdose in his Hollywood home.
He was 50 years old.



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Winona Ryder was back at the Beverly Hills's Courthouse today .. to face charges that she stole merchandise from a department store there. This is the fifth time the court has attempted to have her appear. Monday's hearing was postponed because Ryder was injured by a camera crew attempting to cover her arrival.
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President Bush goes before Americans tonight- he's expected to propse the biggest re-structuring of homeland security since World War Two-
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He's expected to install a cabinet level domestic security office-
It will be responsible for all aspects of national security, including biological and chemical attack response.
It seems even top democrats are behind the idea.
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((REP. DICK GEPHARDT-D MISSOURI: THIS IS A VERY NEEDED STEP. I'M VERY HAPPY THAT THEY'VE DONE THIS. I THINK IT'S THE RIGHT THING TO DO AND WE'VE GOT TO NOW MOVE IN A BIPARTISAN WAY TO AS EFFECTIVELY AS POSSIBLE PUT TOGETHER THE BEST POSSIBLE EFFORT THAT WE CAN.))
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The security office would house agencies like the Coast Guard, I-N-S and customs service- It would also work closely with government agencies now accused of not doing enough.
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One helicopter is sent to recover what's left of another chopper.
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The Chinook helicopter went in to recover what's left of a rescue helicopter that crashed last week in Oregon.
Today the Blackhawk's fuselage was lifted off of the mountain.
The chopper crashed into Mount Hood while trying to rescue climbers that fell into the mountain's Crevasse.
Three climbers died and four others were criticallhy injured.
Only one of the helicopter's crew members was seriously hurt.
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Still to come, the D-Day Memorial puts aside its problems to observe the day it remembers all year.
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And watch those calories even more when you DRINK them down. Healthcheck is on us.
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The 58th anniversary of D-Day brought a simple ceremony in Bedford.
As officials of the National D-Day Memorial gathered to consider their financial problems.
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Joe Dashiell is in newsroom tonight with more on the meeting.
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Jean, the foundation's problems have been well-publicized... multi-million dollar debt, the resignation of board members, the investigation of foundation finances, and recent news of a lawsuit filed by the builder.
Today, board members said that given time, they will put those problems behind them.
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((Board members laid a wreath in the English Garden... and reflected on the sacrifice of D-day veterans... before they tackled the financial challenge.
Though short on specifics, officials say they are moving to meet obligations, and restore confidence in the foundation's financial management.
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The board is still meeting at this hour, considering a number of different options... Jean
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With no announcement expected, more specifics on the foundation's battle plan will have to wait for another day.[

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In Healthcheck tonight,
Slurping down sodas and other beverages can pack on the pounds. As Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton found out, "You are what you Drink."
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A cold day on Wall Street. Today's Marketwatch report is still ahead.
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And you can always find a "cold one" at this bar .. but you better put on your gloves before you belly up.
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Any hopes that stocks could continue yesterday's rally ended quickly and soundly.
Alexis Christoforous has today's Marketwatch.
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Our Thursday ticker starts with the VHSL Spring Jubilee. The individual segments of the group A and 2A boys and girls state tennis championships
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took center stage at Radford University today. This is the first year that a good portion of the single and double A tournaments are being held at the same site and the initial response has been positive.
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Ron Downs daughter and Raford senior Caroline won the Group A girl's singles state championship with a 6-1, 6-love. More on Ms. Downs tonight at six.

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The French Open tennis championships have been plagued by upsets, but today the tournament's organizers got just what they wanted - an all Williams' sisters final.
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In today semi-finals - Serene Williams knocked out the defending champ Jennifer Capriati 3-6, 7-6 and 6-2. The win also moves Serena into the number two spot in the world. Venus needed just 56 minutes to trounce Clarisa Fernadez in straight sets. This will be the second time in 9 months the two have met for a Grand Slam title.
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Andre Agassi was upset today in the men's semi-finals.

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The NHL Stanley Cup finals resume tonight with game two in Detroit. The Canes of Carolina picked up an overtime win in game one of the best of seven series.
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Off the ice today the New York Rangers hired one of their former arch-rivals to be their new head coach. Bryan Trottier, who had a hall of fame career with the Islanders take over a team that has missed the playoffs for five straight years. Trottier won six Stanley Cups in his 18 year playing career.
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Coming up at the top of the hour - we'll have an update on Rick Mast and check out the Roanoke Dazzle's connection to the NBA finals. Take care everybody. Jean will be right back. [go to break]

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Grapes and gardening just go together, and that is especially true this weekend at Explore Park.
Two annual festivals come together for a blockbuster weekend of wine tasting and great gardening ideas, and Patrick Evans has a preview of all the activities.
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Finally, ff you're looking for a cool way to escape the summer heat .. just head to Sweden.
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"Ice Bar", a bar made entirely of ice, is Stockholm's latest hotspot. The bar is located inside a giant freezer and is made up of 20 tons of ice .. and not just any ice .. this comes from Lapland, more than 700 miles north of Stockholm. The temperature in the bar is a constant 23 degres, and guests are offered parkas and gloves to keep warm.

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Remembering D-Day... 58 years later.
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Plus could this be the site of Paul McCartney's wedding?
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[Closing Animation] The story at Eleven.