Coming up on News 7 at 5, another deadly gas station shooting in Virginia. The latest in a live report.
And Gary Bowman is ordered to leave Canada .. but just when he'll go is not yet clear.
A soaking rain for some, other just get showers. That story and the track of Kyle coming up.
In Healthcheck today .. we'll cook up some egg-eating facts on this "World Egg Day".
And even wine-makers like the recent rains .. but they're not crying over the long summer drought.
The stocks stage another huge rally. News 7 at 5 is next.
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Another fatal shooting in Northern Virginia- this one in Spotslyvania County- a man is killed while pumping gas near I-95. Police are on the lookout for a white van- that may have been spotted leaving the scene.
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((WE LOOKED ACROSS THE STREET AT WHERE IT SOUNDED LIKE IT CAME FROM THAT AREA. A WHITE CHEVY ASTROVAN LEAVING MAKING A RIGHT ONT ROUTE ONE SOUTH.))
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Officials have not yet said whether today's shooting is related to the other sniper killings over the past nine days- but there are many similarities.
A Virginia State Trooper was actually across the street at the time of today's shooting- at a traffic accident- He heard a shot and ran to help the victim- but it was too late.
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Aleen Sirgany has been following this story for us from the D-C area- where no doubt people are on edge.
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((IT WAS A BRAZEN ATTACK IN BROAD DAYLIGHT THAT SENT INVESTIGATORS RACING
TO YET ANOTHER SHOOTING SCENE.
THIS TIME AT AN EXXON STATION NEAR FREDERICKSBURG, VIRGINIA.
.. THE FOURTH MURDER AT A GAS STATION, SINCE THE SNIPER SPREE BEGAN.
A STATE TROOPER WAS ON A TRAFFIC STOP, JUST 50 YARDS AWAY. HE HEARD THE
SHOT , AND WATCHED THE VICTIM, A BLACK MAN, FALL TO THE GROUND.
Major Howard Smith/Spotsylvania County Police
"Obviously with a uniformed officer across the street, we're dealing
with an extremely dangerous individual, who doesn't care."
WHILE DETECTIVES HAVEN'T LINKED THIS KILLING TO THE SNIPER, THE
CIRCUMSTANCES ARE ALARMINGLY FAMILIAR.
THE SHOOTER FIRED FROM A DISTANCE, AND WITNESSES SAW A WHITE VAN LEAVING
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"There was a white chevy astrovan making a left onto route 1."
POLICE SHUT DOWN I-95, AND CHASED DOWN EVERY WHITE VAN THEY SAW. SINCE
THE SHOOTING SPREE BEGAN, POLICE HAD BEEN SEARCHING FOR A SIMILAR
VEHICLE. THIS TIME -- WITNESSES GOT A LOOK INSIDE.
"We do have a description of the people who were in the van."
NO ONE IS KNOWN TO HAVE ACTUALLY SEEN THE TRIGGERMAN, IN THE SNIPER
ATTACKS. BUT BETWEEN SURVEILLANCE TAPES AND SEVERAL WITNESSES -- DETECTIVES ARE
HOPEFUL SOMEONE OR SOMETHING WILL EXPOSE THE KILLER.))
A man who says he's a suspect in the murders of the Short family in Henry County will be deported from Canada.
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Garrison Bowman appeared at a deportation hearing in Yellowknife, Canada today. Immigration officials say Canadian laws include a section on "inadmissibility" if someone has a criminal background.
During the hearing, Canadian officials referred to two U-S charges against Bowman, including a drunken-driving conviction and driving while disqualified.
Henry County investigators had planned on trying to interview Bowman, but following the hearing they have decided to wait until he is returned to the U-S. Those investigators will leave Canada tomorrow night.
Authorities say Canadian immigration officials will escort Bowman on a plane to the United States, and will be met by F-B-I agents.
So far there is no word on when he will be deported, or where he will be taken.
Meantime, Jennifer Short's friends and family are preparing to offer their final farewells.
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Visitation hours are scheduled to begin tonight at 6.
Funeral services for Jennifer will be held tomorrow, starting at 1.
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Both tonight's visitation and tomorrow's services will be held at the Martinsville Church of God.
Justin McLeod is there and will have a report on News 7 at 6.
Morning fog led to a major accident on a Wisconsin highway .. and authorities say they may never find some of the victims.
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More than two dozen vehicles crashed into each other on Interstate 43 near Sheboygan this morning .. in the fiery chain-reaction accident.
Police say at least seven people were killed .. and 34 others hurt, many critically.
Rescue crews were still prying into the tangled pile during the afternoon hours, looking for more victims.
Some were burned beyond recognition.
Meantime,heavy rain is causing troubles on the East Coast-
thanks to Tropical Storm Kyle.
Kyle just won't go away. Today the storm moved over Charletson Bay in South Carolina bringing heavy rain.
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Streets were flooded- so were some low lying houese.
The system re-gained strangth overnight and came ashore today-
Forecasters said as much as 6 inches of rain could be dumped on the Carolinas before Kyle moves on.
The storm also had the potential of spawning tornados-
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Coming up on today's health check - how many eggs are TOO many? We'll look into the latest studies.
And the recent rains are welcome at vineyards, like anywhere else .. but grape growers say the long dry spell leaves a good taste.
You can make a case that the lengthy drought is all in good taste.
Local vineyards say this summer's drought will give this year's vintage a distinctive touch .. but they do welcome the recent rain.
Business Reporter Rachel Cannon tells us why.
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Wet weather is keeping the grapes from being picked Friday, but inside Valhalla Vineyards, Debra Vascik is busy with this year's harvest.
Vascik says all the dry weather we've had is providing for a tasty year.
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((DEBRA VASCIK/VALHALLA VINEYARDS; THE FRUIT THE BERRY SIZE IS SMALLER BUT THAT MAKES MORE INTENSE AND CONCENTRATED FLAVOR IN THE GRAPES, FOR THE WINE INDUSTRY A DRY YEAR IS A GOOD YEAR ))
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But the news is not entirely sunny.
Because the grape clusters are smaller, the vineyards are producing less tonnage per acre.
And at AmRein Wine Cellars on Bent Mountain, the owner says he couldn't wait for the recent rainfall.
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((RUSS AMRHEIN/AMRHEIN WINE CELLARS; IT HAS ACTUALLY BEEN SO DRY THAT WE'VE HAD TO TURN ON THE IRRIGATION SYSTEM AND HAVE IRRIGATED PRETTY MUCH 24-7 ALL THROUGH THE SUMMER MONTHS.))
A good dose of water is necessary for the fruit to grow.
Fortunately at Valhalla, many of the grape plants are mature with deep roots that can search for ground water. Something that may not last
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((YEAR AFTER YEAR OF YOUR PLANTS HAVING SET DOWN DEEPER AND DEEPER ROOTS LOOKING FOR WATER UT WILL AFFECT THE GRAPE INDUSTRY AND SOME POINT OF TIME IF WE CONTINUE TO HAVE REALLY DRY YEARS.))
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In the wine industry a dry year may be a good year - but too many in a row will spoil the barrel.
Rachel Cannon, News 7, Roanoke County.))
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In health check tonight,
In recent years the American Heart Association has changed its position on eating eggs. It used to recommend eating fewer than 4 egg yolks a week.
No more, however. That's because some research has shown no significant link between egg consumption and heart disease.
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Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton joins us with more
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Under the American Heart Association's new dietary guidelines there is no limit on weekly egg consumption as long as your daily cholestrol intake is less than 300 milligrams.
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That's welcome news to the Virginia Egg Council .. which promotes egg consumption in the Commonwealth. Here to tell us more about it, as part of world egg day-is the council's Mary Rapoport.
1- FOR YEARS CONCERN ABOUT EGG CONSUMPTION AND RISK OF HEART DISEASE AND STROKE, WHAT ARE NEW STUDIES SAYING
2-TALK ABOUT WHILE HIGH IN CHOLESTROL...LOW IN SATURATED FAT
3-FOR PEOPLE CONCERNED, DO YOU RECOMMEND EGG WHITES
4-TALK ABOUT HEALTH BENEFITS.
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Stocks race higher today. Our Marketwatch report is still ahead.
And Brent Watts is behind the wheel today .. the pottery wheel.
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The cafeteria at Virginia Western Community College is spinning this weekend as dozens of area potters show off their clay creations.
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Brent Watts joins us Live the 3rd Annual Blue Ridge Pottery Show...
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NASCAR qualifying goes by the numbers today. Mike Stevens has the rundown in our two-minute ticker.
And a former President reacts to winning the Nobel Peace Prize.
Good afternoon and welcome to the Friday ticker.
For the most part the schedule of games for week number 7 of Friday Football Extra has not been affected by the rain.
There are only three postponements to tell you about at this hour.
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The Laurel Park at Fieldale Collinsville game has been moved until tomorrow at two, while Patrick County and Martinsville will play tomorrow night at Dan Greene Stadium at 7.
The EC Glass at GW Danville game set for tonight has been rescheduled for Monday at 6.
Everything else is on as scheduled.
Virginia Tech got back on campus very early this morning after surviving a Boston College upset bid last night.
The Hokies committed 15 penalties - the most in the Frank Beamer era - yet they survived with a 28-to-23 win.
The Hokies rushed 61 times and passed on just 7 plays.
Lee Suggs and Kevin Jones combined for 298 yards on the ground.
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Tech hosts Rutgers next Saturday for homecoming.
Qualifying for the Cup cars in Charlotte was rained out again this morning.
As a result they will start Sunday's UAW GM quality 500 based on car owner's points.
Here's the lineup.
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It's another big weekend of college football on WDBJ-7.
Tomorrow at Noon - unbeaten NC State takes on its biggest rival North Carolina in the ACC.
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Then at 3:30 - it's off to the SEC as the Georgia Bulldogs take on the Tennessee Volunteers also right here on Your Hometown Station.
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Then Sunday - we have an NFL doubleheader with the Bucs and Browns at one followed by the Chargers and the Chiefs.
Two days - four games all right here on WDBJ-7.
Travis Wells is coming up tonight at the top of the hour with more on the Express season opener and a preview of UVa's game tomorrow with Clemson.
Take care folks. I'll see you tonight at 11:35 for week 7 of Friday Football Extra.
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The bulls ran wild on Wall Street today.
Ed Crane has our Marketwatch report.
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Former President Jimmy Carter joined the likes of Mother Teresa and Martin Luther King Jr. today when he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
Carter received the award for his "untiring effort" to find peaceful solutions to international conflicts.
The former president says he hopes his plea for the U-S NOT to act unilaterally against Iraq will now be heard more clearly.