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A manhunt is underway in Southside...
Authorities say a man killed his neighbors over a property dispute.
And a day of mourning in New Jersey, where a house fire claims the lives of two children and three firefighters.
Hazy, hot, and humid with another chance for afternoon showers and storms....how long will they last...I'll have your hometown foecast..
News 7 at Noon starts right now...
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Authorities in Southside are looking for a man accused of killing three neighbors yesterday over a property dispute.
The Halifax County Sheriff's Department has filed murder warrants against 55 year old James Bryant Hudson of Virgie Cole Road.
Hudson is charged with killing 56 year old Walter Stanley Cole, his 64 year old brother Thomas Wesley Cole and HIS wife Patsy Cole.
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Hudson is described as a white male, six foot two inches tall.
He has brown hair and eyes and a full gray beard.
He was last seen driving a 1986 white Dodge three-quarter-ton pickup truck with red sides and a license plate of N-S-N 9-3-2.
Hudson is believed to be armed with a shotgun and a thirty-eight caliber hand gun.
Officials say Hudson and the Coles argued for years over the shared right-of-way to a piece of property and they had been to court several times over it.
Roanoke police are looking for a suspect in the drive-by shooting of a teenager last night.
15-year-old Jonathan King was shot in the forehead as he was standing outside a relative's house in the 3000 block of Ferncliff Avenue Northwest.
King is in stable condition.
Police say the shot came from a car that drove by the house shortly before 8 o'clock.
Relatives said they have no idea why anyone would want to take a shot at the King, or another teenager who was outside with him at the time.
An early morning house fire in southern New Jersey has taken the lives of at least five people.
Two of the victims were children; three were firefighters who had gone in to save them.
Drew Levinson has the latest.
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The fire was tragic enough to begin with.
Crews were rushing to save children inside this 3-story duplex in
Gloucester City, New Jersey.
But once inside, the roof gave way and the tragedy tripled.
Firefighters were trapped and so were the children they were trying to
(NAT. Right here! (directing firefighter with gurney)
The call went out for more help, bringing dozens of firefighters to the
(NAT, clapping for firefighter pulled out)
Eleven people made it out alive, 8 of them firefighters. Rescuers
pulled from underneath the smoldering debris.
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But as the sun rose and fire faded, crews discovered both children and
firefighters had fallen victim to the flames.
As the dead were brought out, firefighters draped flags over the bodies
of their fallen comrades, a symbol of honor on day meant to celebrate
Drew Levinson, CBS News.))
Residents in the town of Buchanan are being asked to conserve water today.
The mayor says a water line broke, causing a drastic drop in the town's supply.
About six households are presently without water near Rabbit Run.
The town is replacing parts of the water system and will try to repair the leak as quickly as possible.
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President Bush is urging Americans to be vigilant .. but to enjoy this Independence Day.
He delivered his message in the small West Virginia town of Ripley this morning.
As Teri Okita reports, it seems like Americans are taking his advice to heart.
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[SUPER=01-Dave Sierra/Washington, DC Resident;]
[SUPER=01-Teri Okita/CBS News;]
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(((NATSD FULL USA! USA! USA! CHANTS)
TRACK: AN ENTHUSIASTIC CROWD IN WEST VIRGINIA HELPED PRESIDENT BUSH KICK
OFF THE COUNTRYS BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION. ON THIS FIRST INDEPENDENCE DAY
SINCE 9-11, THE PRESIDENT CAPITALIZED ON THE PATRIOTIC FERVOR
REMINDING AMERICANS WHY THE WAR ON TERROR GOES ON
SOT: (Bush)you strike one american, you strike us all.
TRACK: EARLIER THIS WEEK, THE FBI REVEALED WORD OF VAGUE TERRORIST
THREATS ON THE HOLIDAY THEY CAME WITH NO SPECIFIC TARGET OR TIME. BUT
THE PRESIDENT AND OTHERS ARE URGING AMERICANS TO HAVE FUN THIS 4TH OF
JULY AND LEAVE THE WORRYING TO LAW ENFORCEMENT.
(Super: Tom Ridge/Homeland Security Director)
SOT:this is an enduring vulnerability. So, be alert. Be aware. Go to the
picnics. Have fun. Gotta continue to be American, as well. (:06)
TRACK: AS A PRECAUTION, IN PLACES LIKE WASHINGTON, POLICE HAVE BEEFED UP
SECURITY. BUT THE EXTRA EYES AND EARS DONT SEEM TO BE DETERRING
AMERICANS FROM ENJOYING THE DAY.
(Super: Dave Sierra/Works in Washington, D.C.)
MOS: I cant complain, as long as theyre doing what they need to do to
prevent any type of foolishness, it doesnt bother me. (:07)
(Super: Edward Motter/Visitor from Minnesota)
MOS: Some people told me theyd be worried when I came out here, but
they get threats all the time, and I think thats just being
professional to let us know about it. (:06)
(Super: Teri Okita/Reporting)
STANDUP: The White House says the U-S remains on a yellow alert status
that a medium-range threat level. Teri Okita, CBS News, Washington.))
The Attorney General's office is warning consumers of a telephone scam that uses it's name.
Jerry Kilgore says a Christiansburg man got a call from someone who said he was working for the attorney general's office and looking into credit card theft.
The caller told him that his card had been fraudulently billed 479-dollars and he would have it removed.
First, however, the caller sought the victim's checking account number to help cover the bill until the office could take care of the fraud.
The Christiansburg man declined and checked with the attorney general's office.
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Coming up next on the newscast, we will tell you why authorities were actually encouraging people to cruise Williamson Road last night,
Also... we'll hear from some wildlife experts in Maryland who are worried about a fish out of water.
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Usually on a summer night, police officers try to discourage cruisers on Roanoke's Williamson Road.
That wasn't the case last night, but then again, this crowd was a little older than then typical teenager.
Richard Lesko has more.
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(( It may be a time honored tradition, but normally cruising on Williamson Road is frowned upon by the Roanoke City Police. On the night before Independance Day, it was accepted, and even encouraged.
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((TOM COX/STAR CITY MOTOR MADNESS; CRUISE WILLIAMSON ROAD, IT'S AN OPPORTUNITY TO DO IT THAT YOU DON'T ORDINARILY HAVE, I'M TELLING THAT YOU HAVE TO OBEY ALL THE TRAFFIC LAWS, BUT THEY'RE LOOKING THE OTHER WAY. ))
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The Star City Motor Madness is a fundraiser for the Virginia Museum of Transportation, which is trying to build a classic automotive gallery. So far a local group has raised about of a third of the 1-point-5 million dollar price tag.
Besides the opportunity to show off your wheels on the road, the Star City Motor Madness drew hundreds of display cars, new and old.
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This is a 1924 Model T, a purchased in 1951 for all of three dollars.
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[INQ=This body style is...]
((BOB HUDSON/ 1924 MODEL T OWNER; THIS BODY STYLE IS THE HUCKSTER WAGON. THIS ONE DELIVERED VEGETABLES IN WINSTON-SALEM FROM 1924 TO 1932. THEN IT SAT IN A SHED UNTIL 1951 UNTIL I BOUGHT IT. AND I'VE BEEN DRIVING IT EVER SINCE.))
[OUTQ=driving it ever since.]
Car owners say they learn about themselves, and their families when they are trying to get these classic cars out of the garage, and cruising down the open road.
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[INQ=We've been doing...]
((WE'VE BEEN DOING THIS SINCE ABOUT '74. AT ONE TIME WE HAD THREE '55, '56, '57 CHEVROLETS, WE RAN QUARTER MILER'S WITH ONE OF MY SONS. YOU LEARN ALOT ABOUT YOUR KIDS ACROSS THE HOOD OF A CAR.))
[OUTQ=over the hood of a car.]
And on the eve of Independence Day, these car enthusiasts showed there's nothing more American than cruising in a classic automobile.
Richard Lesko, News 7, Roanoke.))
Six brothers from Franklin County will be one of the healdine acts at concert at Victory Stadium tonight.
That's despite the fact they spent much of yesterday in a Roanoke bankruptcy court.
The members of the Clark Family
Experience say they owe more than 700-thousand dollars to their record company, management and other creditors, and they don't have adequate income to pay those debts.
Yesterday, they acknowledged they want out of contracts the group signed four years ago.
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((AUSTIN CLARK: SIGN HERE, WE'LL PROMISE YOU THIS, WE'LL GET YOU THAT. THE ALBUM HASN'T EVEN COME OUT . HOW ARE YOU SUPPOSED TO MAKE MONEY OR ANYTHING IF THEY WON'T EVEN PUT IT OUT.))
((LORI THOMPSON/CURB RECORDS' ATTORNEY: I THINK ULTIMATELY IT'S GOING TO BE DETRIMENTAL TO THEIR CAREERS AND CERTAINLY WE WOULD HAVE PREFERRED THAT THEY HAD APPROACHED CURB CONCERNING THEIR CONCERNS UNDER THE CONTRACT INSTEAD OF TAKING THIS COURSE WHICH THEY DID KIND OF OUT OF THE BLUE.))
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Two years after going into the studio to record their first major album, the project is still on the shelf. It is now scheduled for release on August 20th.
It sounds like something out of a horror movie, or at least a fisherman's tall tale, but its not.
Biologists in a Washington D-C suburb are concerned about a rare fish that could terrorize local ponds.
As Thalia Assuras tells us, this fish can live out of water and walk from pond to pond.
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IT'S A PEACEFUL PLACE...
"This is a good one for the X-Files"
....BUT LURKING BENEATH THE SURFACE....
(SOT/JOE GILLESPIE/FISHERMAN/no font)
"He chewed through the net ...no problem getting through that."
...IS SOMETHING MEAN AND UGLY...AND THERE COULD BE LOTS OF THEM OUT
...EVERY ONE OF THEM WANTED, NOT DEAD OR ALIVE -- JUST DEAD.
(SOT/BOB LUNSFORD, BIOLOGIST, MARYLAND DEPT. OF NATURAL RESOURCES)
"It's a fish that's very well adapted for what it does and what it does
well is survive."
CALLED THE NORTHERN SNAKEHEAD, IT'S A RAVENOUS FANGED PREDATOR THAT
THREATENS THE SURVIVAL OF EVERY FISH IN THE SAME BODY OF WATER. AN
EXOTIC CREATURE THAT CAN GROW OVER THREE FEET LONG AMD WEIGH UP TO 35
POUNDS. NATIVE TO ASIA...IT'S A DELICACY THERE. HERE IT'S DEADLY AND
Q: How worried are you that there's more than one A: Well, that's the
concern is that there is more than one and that one's a male and one's a
female. And that's the worse case, absolutely worse case scenario.
NO ONE' SURE HOW THEY GOT INTO THIS POND. THEY COULD HAVE BEEN RELEASED
BY SOMEONE WHO BOUGHT THEM A SPECIALTY FISH MARKET, MARYLAND IS ONE OF A
HANDFUL OF STATES THAT IMPORTS THE SNAKEHEAD. AND NO ONE IS REALLY SURE
HOW TO CATCH THEM...IN THERE...SOMEWHERE...POSSIBLY BREEDING.
"This is an interesting fish that we haven't had the opportunity to deal
with before, not that we wanted the opportunity."
IT'S A UNIQUE CHALLENGE THAT HAS A POSSE OF MARYLAND WILDLIFE PERSONNEL
SCRAMBLING TO TRAP THE FISH ANY WHICH WAY THEY CAN: TRAPS SPICED WITH
CATFOOD, THE SIMPLE ROD AND REEL, AND WHEN IT'S GETS COLD --
ELECTROSHOCK...PEOPLE ARE COMING UP WITH ALL SORTS OF IDEAS.
"I'm intrigued by the curried snakehead recipe that somebody was nice
enough to send me over the e-mail."
ONE OF THE CONCERNS IS THAT THE NORTHERN SNAKEHEAD CAN GET FROM THIS
POND TO ANOTHER JUST OVER THERE OR EVEN TO A CLOSEBY RIVER. AND IT
COULD DO THAT. IT HAS A PRIMATIVE LUNG AND COULD ACTUALLY WALK OUT OF
THE WATER AND HEAD SOMEWHERE ELSE.
A: Well, it probably loops or wobbles or kind of crawls on land. Q: It's
like the loch ness monster in this little pond.//A: They've got gosh
only knows how many places they can hide in here.
AND THEY'RE DOING A GREAT JOB OF THAT SO FAR. THALIA ASSURAS, CBS NEWS,
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Up next on the newscast, we see where you can enjoy some Independence Day celebrations near your hometown,
and we'll tell you why the surprise marriage of a Pretty Woman is getting a lot of attention.
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She wasn't a "Runaway Bride" this time...
Actress Julia Roberts married her cameraman boyfriend Daniel Moder at midnight.
The ceremony was held at her estate outside Taos, New Mexico.
For now, she's not divulging details of the ceremony.
This is the Oscar-winning actress' second trip down the aisle. She was married to singer Lyle Lovett for nearly two years. And she broke off her engagement to Kiefer Sutherland in 1991 on the eve of their wedding.
Of course, many localities are planning big Independence Day Celebrations tonight.
Here's a list of all the activities scheduled in our region.
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Coming up next in sports- the field was narrowed on the courts of Wimbledon
Also today is the annual hot dog eating contest. After the break, we will see if a champion egg eater can tip the scales in America's favor.
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The Salem Avalanche headed up the highway to Lynchburg for a three-game series with the Hillcats...
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Lyncburg's Jose Castillo put his team on the score board early in the bottom of the third by knocking this one deep over the center field wall.
Salem leads it 2- to- 1.
In the bottom of the fifth, Lynchburg's Ronny Paulino hits an equally impressive [SUPER=37-Salem/5/Lynchburg/4;]home
r- this time scoring Castillo and Josh Bonifay.
Avalanche designated hitter Greg Cattaliona would also homer in the top of the sixth--and Salem beat Lynchburg by a score of 5 to 4.
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Onto the major leagues where the Yankees and Indians took to the field...
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One of Buena Vista's finest was on hand at the ball park -- Charlie (Manual) Manuel.
Cleveland gets on the board first as Travis Fryman steps up against David Wells and hits a solo shot that gives the Indians the 1-nothing lead.
But actor Jack Nicholson would watch the Bronx Bombers answer with a five run second inning.
Rondell White starts things off with a single to center that allows Jason (GEE-AHM-BI) Giambi [SUPER=35-New York/11/Cl
eveland/8;] and Ron Coomer to both score.
New York takes the two to one lead.
In the seventh, Jim (TOE-MAY) Thome gets his 26th homer of the season.
He's hit a homer in seven straight games and is just one shy of tying the all time record.
Yankee skipper Joe Torre did not select him for the all star game.
Yankees win 11-to-8.
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Jennifer Capriati is out at Wimbledon after Amelie (ma-rizz-mo) Mauresmo crushed her in the quarterfinals 6-3, 6-2.
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In the quarter final match that was delayed three hours due to rain, third-seeded Capriati received treatment twice from her trainer for a pulled neck muscle.
Meanwhile, Serena Williams continued her easy run with a 6-3, 6-2 win over Daniella (HAN-TOOCH-OVA) Hantuchova. Serena will meet up with (ma-rizz-mo) Mauresmo in the semi-finals.
Williams hasn't dropped a set in five matches.
Winston Cup drivers go back to the track this holiday weekend as qualifying gets underway tonight for Saturday's Pepsi 400 at Daytona.
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Meanwhile reports say Elliott Sadler is headed to Robert Yates Racing in 2003- but according to an article on NASCAR- dot- com, the move will not affect Ricky Rudd.
The article says that Sadler could get the M & M's sponsorship and make up a third Robert Yates team to work with Rudd and Dale Jarrett.
Sadler was let out of his Wood Brothers contract earlier this season.
Some stomachs in New York will be saying let's get ready to rumble.
Today is the annual Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest.
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Nathan's Hot Dogs holds the contest every year.
Yesterday the contestants weighed in.
Eric Booker of Long Island broke the scale, but judges estimated he weighed in at over four hundred pounds.
But to prove weight is not important: THIS man is the reigning champion.
The slender resident of Japan gobbled up 50 hot dogs last year in just 12 minutes.
Booker hopes to bring the mustard belt back to America. He does have some experience. He is already a champion egg eater.
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