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A verdict in the case of a teenager charged in a fatal shooting.
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And local church and school parking lots could become the Virginia Tech annex on game days.
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its' an all star studded sportscast, the major league baseball all star game is tonight and the high school all star basketball boys and girls games tip off as well,
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and former Virginia Tech standout defensive end David Pugh signs an NFL contract.
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A 16 year old girl is found guilty .. in the fatal shooting of a teenage boy.
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Now Rebecca Price faces up to 10 years in prison.
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Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.
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And I'm Shannon Young. [Price]
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Prosecutors said a broken fingernail drove Price to murder 16 year old (Nuh-ville) Neville Swain.
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Her attorneys said it was an accident. Today a Roanoke judge agreed.
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Marya Jones is outside the Roanoke city courthouse with details.


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((ROLLCUE:..feeling happy about the verdict.))
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[Neamo]


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When two men suspected in a robbery and murder of a Roanoke convenience store were arrested last March in Nebraska, the ink was barely dry on the arrest warrants back home.
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In fact, the warrants may not have been actually issued until after Mark Neamo and Christopher Krug were apprehended in Freemont. Operating on that theory, Neamo's attorneys are challenging the validity of the arrests.
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((GARY LUMSDEN/NEAMO'S ATTORNEY: THEY CAN CLEARLY ARREST SOMEONE WITHOUT A WARRANT, BUT IT ALWAYS COMES BACK TO PROBABLE CAUSE. THE PROBLEM HERE IS WHAT INFORMATION DID NEBRASKA POLICE HAVE.))
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Roanoke Police had received a tip the two men were in Nebraska. Freemont police were alerted to be on the lookout for the pair, as suspects in a hold-up and fatal shooting at the Stop-In on Hershberger Road last February.
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((THERE WAS PROBABLY VERBAL DESCRIPTIONS GIVEN THAT MORNING, ALONG WITH EITHER FAX OR E-MAIL PHOTOS OF MR. KRUG AND MR. NEAMO.))
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Judge Clifford Weckstein will consider how Nebraska law and the Virginia Constitution apply in this case, before deciding whether to allow items seized from Neamo in Nebraska to be considered as evidence and whether to suppress statements Neamo made to police.
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Firefighters hope to have a trio of fires in Rockbridge and Bath Counties contained later this week.
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The largest blaze, called the Skillern Fire, is centered in a remote area around Skillern Mountain, north of Goshen, near the interesection of Rockbridge, Bath, and Augusta Counties.
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The fire, which escaped containment lines yesterday, has charred about 540-acres of George Washington and Jefferson National Forest land. Officials blame lightning for starting the Skillern Fire along with two others on the evening of June 27th.
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The Panther Gap Fire in Bath County has burned about 4-hundred acres of private land but is threatening national forest property. The Sisters Fire, also in Bath County, has consumed sixty acres. The 185-firefighters working the blazes expect to have all three contained by Thursday.

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Residents in the town of Appomattox are the latest to feel the effects of the drought. The town is now under partial mandatory water restrictions... which prohibit outdoor watering of lawns and gardens and the washing of vehicles until further notice.
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If you've ever attended a Virginia Tech football game in Blacksburg...you know finding parking can be as hard as some of the hits on the field.
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Town officials admit inadequate public lots and spaces makes for some headaches during special events.
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But a new permit system may help ease the parking mess...New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel Cannon joins us from Blacksburg with more...Rachel?
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The town wants to pass an ordinance that would allow property owners to charge for parking. Officials say they want to get overflow traffic out of the quiet neighborhoods and closer to downtown.
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((NATS Thousands pile into Blacksburg on game days to cheer for the Hokies. Many of them drive...drive...and drive...looking for a spot.
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((HEATHER BROWNING/TOWN SPOKESMAN; OUR CURRENT PARKING FACILITIES ARE SOMEWHAT INADEQUATE AND WE'RE EXPECTING WITH THE RENOVATION OF THE VIRGINIA TECH STADIUM THIS YEAR APPROXIMATELY 3-THOUSAND MORE VEHICLES THAT WILL BE COMING INTO TOWN.))
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Officials knew it was time to do something and began parking discussions last Spring. Along with Virginia Tech, the town came to a conclusion.
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((THAT EXISTING LARGER LOTS IN THE TOWN ARE THE IDEAL LOCATIONS FOR THIS PARKING SITUATION TO ELIMINATE THE OVERFLOW. ))
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Parking lots must be paved and able to hold 1-hundred cars or more. The new ordinance would allow owners to apply for a special permit and charge drivers to park.
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((THE FEES I BELIEVE THAT PEOPLE CHARGE FOR PARKING IS GOING TO BE UP TO THEM.))
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Owners would be responsible for trash, noise and bathrooms needs. While Blacksburg Transit would provide shuttles from the lots to the main event. Browning says ideal locations include church lots and Montgomery County schools.
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((THE SCHOOL ORGANIZATIONS SUCH AS THE PTA AND THE BOOSTERS CLUB COULD TAKE TURNS OPERATING THE PARKING LOT ON ANY GIVEN DAY AND IN RETURN RECEIVED THE PROCEEDS FROM THAT.))
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Officials say the ordinance may be just as helpful to residents as it is for visitors. Parking overflow often moves into the neighborhoods...resulting in noise and trash issues, something the town wants to stop.
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A public hearing on the ordinance is set for August 13th. Town Council is then expected to vote.
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The final numbers are due in days, and they won't be pretty. Still ahead, Virginia's budget year is over.
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But the numbers are good for the Sons of Confederate Veterans, ever since their license plates survived a challenge in court.
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More people are applying to join the Sons of Confederate Veterans.
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The group recently won a court battle with the state allowing it to put the rebel flag on specialty license plates.


Since then, the organization says applications for membership have more than tripled.
Only members of the group who are descendants of Confederate veterans are eligible to display the plates.
The Virginia chapter has about 32-hundred members.
Group leaders expect that number to grow.
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A Department of Motor Vehicles spokeswoman says the agency has issued 550 such plates as of July 2nd.
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Virginia's Secretary of Finance says the Commonwealth has a "serious" revenue problem The exact numbers are due shortly.
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The state collected less money than expected in fiscal year 2002 which ended last week.
John Bennett says the revenue shortfall will "probably exceed 200 million dollars."
Still, he says Virginia is better off than other states which rely solely on income taxes.
But he said the revenue shortfalls will force layoffs and more cuts in state programs.
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The slumping economy and sour stock market are being blamed for the lost revenue.
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The numbers aren't much better for the state's public employees. They lost about two billion dollars in the stock market in the last three months.
Virginia Retirement System officials says the state's public employee pension fund tumbled because of plunging stock prices.

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Today's markets won't help any .. as blue chips took a dive. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The Dow sank 179 points. NASDAQ's losses were less severe, down 24.
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Expect continued delays along a portion of Route 460- in Bedford County.
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The eastbound lanes between Bedford and Thaxton remain closed after a tractor trailer carrying fuel overturned yesterday. V-DOT says traffic will remain shifted into the westbound lanes until tomorrow afternoon. At that time, officials hope to have one eastbound lane reopened. On Thursday-- the site of the fuel spill is expected to re-paved. After that, both eastbound lanes will be re-opened.
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It's been open just a year and half but already the Kuumba Community Health and Wellness Center is looking to expand.
With 36-hundred registered patients the center has become a life-saver for those who don't have insurance or can't afford prescriptions.
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50-percent of the Kuumba's patients don't have health insurance. Martha Saunders is one of them. She's able to afford the health care at the Center because she pays on a sliding-scale fee.
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((IT'S IMPORTANT TO ME BECAUSE IT'S CHEAPER AND IT'S A GOOD PLACE TO COME TO ))
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Kuumba offers primary care to all ages --but an increasing number of patients are seniors.
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((AND WE THINK THAT MAY HAVE TO DO WITH THE PHARMACY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM. A QUARTER OF OUR PATIENT WHO ARE ON PHARMACY ASSISTANCE ARE ON MEDICARE))
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Kuumba hopes to eventually offer dental care --it's already added mental health and substance abuses services.
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the Major League baseball game hits the diamond in Milwaukee, former Tech star David Pugh signs an NFL contract
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and Mike Stevens will tell us how local golf pro Jeff Sprinkle is showering young golfers with state of the art instruction.
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The 73rd Big league all-star game is tonight in Milwaukee, and the two starting pitchers are both thankful for the opportunity - but for very different reasons. Curt Schilling is glad to be back, while Derek Lowe is just thankful for this one chance.
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Before the game, Ted Williams, longtime St. Louis broadcaster Jack Buck and the late cardinals pitcher Darryl Kile will be remembered.
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Salem Avalanche manager Stu Cole played against Kile in the minor leagues.
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Former Friday Football Scholar Athlete of the Year - Bobby Basham - is making waves in the Cincinnati Reds Organization.
The Franklin County native, who graduated from the University of Richmond, has been named the Midwest League's pitcher of the week three weeks in a row. Basham was picked in the 7th round of the 2001 draft by the Reds, and he has been on fire of late with back to back to back shutouts. He's thrown 30 consecutive scorelss innings for the Dayton Dragons. The Reds are considering a promotion for Basham to Triple-A after the break.

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The Junior Golf circuit in the Roanoke Valley is not only getting bigger, but better each summer. And one of the big reasons for the rise in the talent level is the attention being paid to young players through summer camps. Mike Stevens gets us on course tonight at Blue Hills.
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((nat sound)) ((It's not your grandfather's golf camp - that's because there were no such camps back in the day! But if there had been - grandpa would have wanted one like Jeff Sprinkel is running at Blue Hills. ((NAT SOUND)) There are gadgets galore - although Sprinkel and the players would prefer we call them teaching aids. And in reality they are just that. Since Sprinkel opened his school in April he has schooled kids ages 5 to 84, and by the time this summer is over more than 200 true youngsters will have teed it up at his golf school. ((JEFF SPRINKEL:)) The kids catch on quickly and they are open to suggestion and easier to teach than adults. Some are second generation - like Ben Firebaugh - the son of former area star Steve Firebaugh. ((BEN FIREBAUGH:)) ((JOSH HALE:)) ((JEFF SPRINKEL:)) Sprinkel plans to expand the summer camp session from 2 to possible 5 weeks next year. Mike Stevens News 7 Sports.))

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One NFL note, the Indianapolis Colts have signed former Amherst and Virginia Tech star defensive tackle David Pugh.
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The six foot 3, 275 pound Pugh registered 50 tackles and three and a half sacks this past season for the Hokies. He was a first team all Big east and third team Sporting news all-American this past season. Pugh was the 182nd overall pick.
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The Virginia High School Coaches Association's week long all-star games begin tonight in Hampton. Basketball begins this evening for both the girls and boys. The boys' West squad will be coached by Martinsville's Troy Wells and Cave Spring's Billy Hicks.
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Is Lynchburg doing enough to control its deer population?
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City council is ready to expand bow hunting season within the city limits, but some residents wonder how effective that will be.
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One of them is scheduled to appear before council tonight to talk about the deer problem.
And several people are expected to demand some progress on removing controversial artwork from two city courthouses.
Critics say a large mural and pieces of brasswork are demeaning to blacks.. and they want them taken down.
Council has balked at the request before, mostly because of the cost: an estimated 70-thousand dollars.
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We'll have more on tonight's meeting on News7 at 11.

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