In the next hour or so, we should know the D-N-A test results in the Jennifer Short investigation.
It's been a difficult wait for both investigators and family members.
A live report is coming up.
And an arrest is made in the death of a Franklin County woman whose body was found in a burnt-out car last weekend.
At the moment, Tropical depression Lili is bringing some showers to the Tennessee Valley. Will she share some of the rain with us? I'll let you know coming up in the forecast.
News 7 at Noon starts right now...
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We should know this afternoon if the human remains found last week in North Carolina are those of missing nine year old girl Jennifer Short.
Authorities have scheduled a news conference for one this afternoon to discuss developments in the disappearance of Jennifer Short.
We have been waiting to hear the results of D-N-A testing performed on human remains found in Rockingham County, North Carolina.
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Justin McCleod is in Henry County where Jennifer disappeared after her parents were murdered in August.
Justin you spoke with Sheriff Frank Cassell this morning, what did he have to say?
((ROLLCUE:..not to look too much into that.))
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Justin adlibs toss to Joe Dashiell
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Justin tosses to Joe
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A 22-year old Glade Hill man has been arrested and charged with capital murder in the death of a Franklin County teacher's aide.
Christopher Picard was arrested last night on a warrant "based on evidence found at the scene."
Lori Metts Hodges Boyd's body was found in the back seat of her burned out car Saturday night.
Commonweralth's Attorney Cliff Hapgood says Picard is charged with capital murder in the commission of robbery, but that's about all he'll say.
After five fatal shootings police in Montgomery County, Maryland are taking a second look at a shooting last night in neighboring Washington, D-C.
A man was shot dead on a street corner.
At first, police said they didn't think it was related.
Related or not, the manhunt is intense, as authorities try to prevent more killings.
Teri Okita reports.
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WILL THE SHOOTER STRIKE AGAIN. THAT'S THE QUESTION... AND THE
MONTGOMERY COUNTY POLICE FRANTICALLY SEARCH FOR THE PERSON OR PERSONS
RESPONSIBLE FOR RANDOMLY GUNNING DOWN FIVE PEOPLE.
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"AS EACH MOMENT PASSES WITHOUT ANY REPORT, THAT FEELS GOOD, BUT THE
ANXIETY IS STILL VERY HIGH."
POLICE KNOW THE SUSPECT IS A SHARPSHOOTER...FIVE DEAD WITH SIX SHOTS.
THEY BELIEVE THE BULLETS USED WERE .223 CALIBER....BUT THEY SAY THOSE
BULLETS CAN BE USED IN A VARIETY OF HIGH POWERED WEAPONS.
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"IT IS AGAIN, ANYTHING FROM AN ASSAULT RIFLE, THAT MAY HAVE BEEN BANNED,
TO A HUNTING RIFLE THAT IS SOLD AND CARRIED IN THE HOMES OF MANY PEOPLE
IN OUR COMMUNITY."
POLICE CONTINUE THEIR SEARCH OF WHITE DELIVERY TRUCKS ...AFTER ONE
PERSON REPORTED SEEING ONE SPEED FROM A SHOOTING SCENE. THEY ARE ACTING
UNDER THE ASSUMPTION THAT THE SHOOTER IS STILL IN THE AREA.
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"I CERTAINLY HAVE MIXED EMOTIONS, I WANT TO FIND THEM, BUT IF THEY ARE
NOT IN THE AREA, THEN MY COMMUNITY IS SAFER."
SCHOOLS REOPENED AGAIN TODAY...IN THIS COUNTY WHERE EVERYONE IS ON EDGE.
FIVE PEOPLE ARE DEAD...KILLED BY A SO-CALLED SPREE KILLER...WHO MAY BE
SHOOTING JUST FOR THE FUN OF IT.
TERI OKITA, CBS NEWS, ROCKVILLE,MD.
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Still to come on the newscast, another person has been rescued after spending two months at sea. We'll have the details,
and an accused terrorist pleads guilty to attempting to detonate a shoe bomb on a transatlantic flight.
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Richard Reid has pleaded guilty to trying to blow up a trans-Atlantic flight with explosives in his shoes.
Reid entered the plea this morning in a Boston courtroom, after declaring himself to be a follower of Osama bin Laden.
He said he did not recognize the American justice system -- but agreed that he did commit the acts outlined in the indictment.
Reid surprised prosecutors earlier in the week by saying he wanted to plead guilty.
He was accused of trying to kill nearly 200 passengers and crew on an American Airlines flight in December.
In another high- profile case, the so- called American Taliban is due in court this afternoon in Alexandria.
John Walker Lindh is expected to be sentenced to 20 years in prison.
It's part of a plea agreement Lindh has worked out with the government.
The deal is in exchange for information about former Taliban colleagues, and details about possible al-Qaida terrorist attacks planned in the future.
Roanoke County police say a death at a local retirement home is suspicious.
Officers responded just after noon yesterday to Shenandoah Homes off Williamson Road.
It originally came in as a missing person's case.
Police did a room to room search.
Around 3:30, they found 88 year old Helen O'Dell Cadd dead in a room on the third floor.
Investigators said last night there were no visible signs of trauma, so they called in the medical examiner to determine the cause of death.
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((PHIL PATRONE/ROANOKE CO. POLICE DEPARTMENT: RIGHT NOW WE'RE GOING TO TREAT THIS AS A SUSPICIOUS DEATH. WE'VE CALLED THE MEDICAL EXAMINER OUT, DR. EDDINS DID COME OUT AND HE HAS SENT THE BODY OVER TO THE MEDICAL EXAMINER'S OFFICE AND WE WOULD HOPE TO THAT WE WOULD GET AN AUTOPSY IN THE MORNING AND THEN WE WOULD WAIT OF COURSE FOR THE MEDICAL EXAMINER TO GIVE US A DETERMINATION AS TO CAUSE OF DEATH BUT RIGHT NOW THAT IS TRULY UNKNOWN TO US.))
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We do know the victim, Helen O'Dell Cadd, had been a resident at Shenandoah Homes for thirteen years.
Police say there is a possibility she could have died from natural causes.
The victim was found in someone else's room, but investigators would not say whose room that was.
One other note, police did arrest a man yesterday at Shenandoah Homes on a parole violation out of Chespeake.
Police would not say whether that arrest is related to this case.
A 43- year- old Florida man is thankful he's alive and on dry land.
Terry Watson was rescued off the coast of South Carolina after being lost at sea for more than two months.
He was spotted about 40 miles off shore yesterday in his 23- foot sailboat.
Watson was last seen July 19th in Miami.
The Coast Guard said he was suffering from dehydration-- and was delusional and in shock.
Watson is in the hospital for observation.
India has tested its most sophisticated surface- to air missile just hours after Pakistan conducted its own test.
Pakistani officials say they had warned India of their test earlier today of a surface-to-surface missile, capable of carrying conventional or nuclear payloads.
Pakistan claimed its test wasn't intended to heighten tensions between the two rival nations.
Meanwhile, India had dismissed the Pakistani test as a publicity stunt, just ahead of next week's general elections.
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You know her best as Cissy from television's "Family Affair," coming up next on the newscast, actress Kathy Garver will tell us what has brought her to the Roanoke Valley.
Then a little later in the newscast, we will see a store that caters to the very pampered pet.
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If you grew up watching T-V in the late '60s, no doubt you're familiar with the guest we have in our studio this afternoon.
Kathy Garver played Cissy Davis on "Family Affair".
But today, she's here to talk about her role in Point North, a Christian media convention, put on by the same folks who have worked with Rovacon, Rising Star, and other similar events.
Thanks so much for joining us today, Kathy.
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(Do people still recognize you from "Family Affair"?)
(You're in the Roanoke Valley this weekend for Point North--
This is billed as the largest media event in Virginia-- But this time, it has a different focus-- Tell us what this one is about...)
(Do you think that putting Christian beliefs first is becoming more difficult now, considering how the boundaries seem
to be stretching on both television and film?)
(This event offers workshops, music, and there will also be a lot of other celebrities at the event-- Who else is comi
Thanks so much for coming by today, Kathy and good luck this weekend.
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If you'd like to attend this weekend's Point North Convention, it's at the Salem Civic Center tomorrow and Sunday.
The program runs from 10 A-M until 5 P-M both days.
Tickets are 7- 50 in advance, and 15- dollars at the door.
On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was DOWN 142 points. The NASDAQ has lost 19.
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There's more news 7 to come, stay with us.
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It's called E- Claire and Company--
The Iowa shop is trying to prove that it's TOP DOG in the world of pet accessory stores.
Steve Karlin gives us a look inside.
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In a world filled with chain stores that all seem to sell the same
"OH, THANK YOU VERY KINDLY FOR THAT."
... Jill Neidig is selling something different...
JILL NEIDIG/E. CLAIRE AND COMPANY "I JUST HAVE A NATURAL ATTRACTION
TOIWARDS ANIMALS AND I THINK THEY LIKE ME TOO."
... at her West Des Moines pet shop E. Claire and Company...
JILL NEIDIG/E. CLAIRE AND COMPANY "I DESCRIBE IT AS A MECCA FOR PET
LOVERS AND THEIR COMPANION ANIMALS."
... what she's selling is a little thing called personal service.
Customers can count on finding all of the normal things like collars,
leashes, beds and bowls.
JILL NEIDIG/E. CLAIRE AND COMPANY "A LOT OF TIMES THEY'LL COMMENT, IS
THERE ENOUGH ROOM TO COME IN?"
But they'll also come across many one-of-a-kind items... some of the
artsy... a few down right weird.
JILL NEIDIG/E. CLAIRE AND COMPANY "IN ORDER TO CARRY A LOT OF THE
BREED-SPECIFIC MERCHANDISE WE NEED TO HAVE JUST A FULL HOUSE HERE."
STEVE KARLIN/WEST DES MOINES "AND JUST IN CASE YOU AREN'T CONVINCED THAT
THIS IS THE PLACE FOR YOU AND YOUR FURRY PALS... JUST TAKE ONE LOOK AT
WALLS. THEY ARE ABSOLUTELY PACKED WITH PICTURES OF ALL KINDS OF PEOPLE
JILL NEIDIG/E. CLAIRE AND COMPANY "WHEN ANYONE COME IN WITH THEIR OR CAT
WE ASK IF WE CAN TAKE A PICTURE FOR THE BONE WALL OF FAME."
JILL NEIDIG/E. CLAIRE AND COMPANY "FLASH... YOU'RE DOING GREAT. OH,
JILL NEIDIG/E. CLAIRE AND COMPANY "PEOPLE REALLY LIKE IT. IT'S KIND FO
HONOR TO BE ON THERE."
And Jill Neidig considers it an honor to take care you and your pets.
JILL NEIDIG/E. CLAIRE AND COMPANY "THIS HAS BEEN A REALLY GREAT
EXPERIENCE. I'VE REALLY ENJOYED THE STORE AND I HOPE WE CAN CONTINUE FOR
VERY LONG TIME."
That was Steve Karlin reporting.
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