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The sniper shootings that have haunted Virginia and Maryland for three weeks MAY be over--
Authorities have arrested two men who were wanted for questioning in the attacks.
The latest, coming up.
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And hundreds of theatre- goers are held hostage in Moscow.
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Cloudy and cool with a slight chance for a light rain shower or some patchy drizzle...I'll have your forecast......
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News 7 at Noon starts right now...
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Cloudy and cool with a slight chance for a light rain shower or some patchy drizzle...I'll have your forecast......
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News 7 at Noon starts right now...

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Two men are under arrest in connection with the sniper attacks--
Federal sources say they may have been motivated by anti- American sentiment.
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Good Afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Authorities are reportedly confident that they've arrested the right men in the sniper case.
Several federal sources tell a Seattle newspaper that the pair in custody John Allen Muhammad and his step-son John Lee Malvo were known to have sympathies toward the September 11th hijackers.
The two were taken into custody early this morning.
They were found sleeping in a car at a Maryland rest stop.
Meanwhile, the overall investigation is encompassing several states.
Aleen Sirgany joins us now from Rockville, Maryland with an update.

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(( POLICE SOURCES TELL CBS NEWS THEY THINK THEY'VE GOT THEIR GUYS.
NOT LONG AFTER THEY PUT OUT AN ALL POINTS BULLETIN FOR THIS CAR, A MAN PHONED TO SAY HE SPOTTED THE BLUE 1990 CHEVY CAPRICE AT THIS REST STOP IN FREDERICK MARYLAND. AND POLICE MOVED IN.

(SOT) MAJ. GREG SHIPLEY/MD STATE POLICE

shortly after 3, they arrested 2 people who were sleeping. they were taken into custody without incident
42 YEAR OLD JOHN ALLEN MUHAMMAD AND HIS STEPSON ,17 YEAR OLD JOHN LEE MALVO, ARE NOW BEING QUESTIONED BY POLICE. A RIFLE FOUND IN THE CAR IS GOING THROUGH FORENSIC TESTING.
IN MONTGOMERY ALABAMA, INVESTIGATORS ARE SCRAMBLING TO FIGURE OUT IF A DEADLY LIQUORE STORE SHOOTING THERE IS RELATED TO THE DC SNIPER ATTACKS. POLICE SAY A MAN, CLAIMING TO BE THE SNIPER, CALLED THE TIP LINE, SAYING HE WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR BOTH THE SNIPER SHOOTINGS AND THE ALABAMA MURDER.

(SOT) Chief John Wilson/Montgomery, Alabama Police

This Sunday night, our investigators received a call from the task force stating that they had received some information from an unknown caller referencing our shooting and our robbery over here.
ACROSS THE COUNTRY, IN TACOMA WASHINGTON, THE F-B-I HAS SEARCHED PROPERTY , BELIEVED TO HAVE CLUES TO THE SNIPER INVESTIGATION. A TREE TRUNK POSSIBLEY USED FOR SHOOTING PRACTICE WAS TAKEN AWAY. JOHN MOHAMMED ONCE LIVED HERE, NOT FAR FROM THE FT. LEWIS ARMY BASE WHERE HE WAS REPORTEDLY BASED IN THE 1980S.

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If the men in custody are indeed connected to the sniper attacks, key evidence could come from a house in a Seattle, Washington suburb.
Manuel Gallegus has that angle of the story.
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FEDERAL AGENTS ARE HOPING EVIDENCE UNCOVERED CLEAR ACROSS THE NATION AT THIS HOUSE NEAR TACOMA, IN WASHINGTON STATE WILL HELP SOLVE THE D.C. ARE SNIPER CASE.
THE TWO MEN IN CUSTODY, JOHN ALLEN MUHAMMAD AND HIS 17 YEAR OLD STEP SON ONCE LIVED IN THIS AREA. MUHAMMAD, REPORTEDLY STAYED IN THIS HOUSE.
ON WEDNESDAY, INVESTIGATORS SEARCHED THE PROPERTY, TAKING AWAY TREE STUMPS THAT MAY HAVE BEEN USED AS TARGETS.
NEIGHBORS SAY THEY'VE HEARD SHOTS FIRED FROM THE PROPERTY IN THE PAST.

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"THERE WOULD BE LIKE ONE, THEN A COUPLE OF MINUTES LATER THERE WOULD BE ANOTHER ONE, SOMETIMES THERE WOULD BE A HALF HOUR SPACE."
THE FBI. IS NOT SAYING EXACTLY WHAT EVIDENCE WAS RECOVERED.
MUHAMMAD, ALSO KNOWN AS JOHN ALLEN WILLIAMS WAS ALSO A SOLDIER IN THIS AREA, STATIONED AT FORT LEWIS. AND WHILE MANY ARMY SHARP SHOOTER ARE TRAINED AT THAT BASE...RECORDS SHOW MUHAMMAD NEVER RECEIVED SNIPER INSTRUCTION.
THE SEARCH FOR EVIDENCE ALSO STRETCHED further north to BELLINGHAM WHERE MUHAMMAD'S STEP-SON ONCE ATTENDED HIGH SCHOOL. THE TWO LIVED IN A MISSION AND APPEARED TO HAVE BEEN STUDYING THE BIBLE.

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"THEY CERTAINLY DIDN'T ACT VIOLENT. IF THERE'S SOME CONNECTION WITH THE SNIPER, ANYBODY CAN DO ANYTHING, BUT THAT WOULD SURPRISE ME."

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A real- life drama is unfolding at a Moscow theatre --
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Russian news reports say Chechen gunmen holding hundreds of hostages in a theatre have shot and killed one of them.


At least 40 hostage takers began their siege yesterday.
Police and several hostages who have been released say the attackers are demanding that Russia end the war in Chechnya.
A U-S Embassy official says two Americans -- a man and a woman -- are among those still being held captive.
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Campbell County authorities have charged a man with a bank robbery near Lynchburg.
They identify the suspect as 32-year-old Kevin Vaden Williams.
He's still at large.
Williams is accused of robbing the BB&T Bank on Timberlake Road yesterday afternoon.


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Oscar nominated actress Winona Ryder faces an important audience today, as jury selection gets under way in her shoplifting trial.
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Ryder was arrested for stealing nearly six- thousand dollars' worth of clothing and accessories from Saks Fifth Avenue in Beverly Hills in December.
The formal charges include grand theft, second-degree burglary and vandalism.
Ryder could go to prison for three years if she's convicted.
The actress was also carrying painkillers that day.
But her doctor says he gave them to her without a prescription, and the judge dismissed a drug charge.
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The defense for a D-E-A agent accused of murder began calling witnesses about an hour ago. Testimony came this morning from a friend of the man fatally shot last February.
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James Bumbry is serving time for counterfeiting, but he was called from federal prison to testify against agent Timothy Workman.
Bumbry says he told his friend Keith Bailey, the victim in this case, to pull up beside the car where Workman was sitting with fellow bar patron Melissa Booth.
Bumbry says he intended to wish her a safe trip home to Christiansburg.
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Bumbry says Workman gave them the finger and Bailey got out of his car.
Bumbry says Workman got out of the other vehicle, and the two fought over control of Workman's gun.
The first shot hit the ground.
Bailey was eventually shot four times.
The Commonwealth has rested its case.
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D-M-V offices in Bedford and Rocky Mount are closed.
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Now the state's closing 9 other D-M-V customer service centers even earlier than expected.
The offices were supposed to close on November 15th as part of the governor's budget cutting plan.
The D-M-V says it can not staff the offices because so many employees are taking earned leave time before they're laid-off.
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The budget cuts are also causing the Roanoke County Treasurer's office to close it's satellite office at the Crossroads Mall location November 1st and its Vinton office will close this spring.
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Coming up on News 7 at Noon - Keeping kids healthy - it's no small feat.. but we'll talk with experts about one basic hygene ritual that can kill germs that cause colds...
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And a residential hotel catches fire overnight - damaging more than half the complex.
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It's the time of year for runny noses and upset stomachs, with the onset of cold and flu season.
But the best defense could be as close as your bathroom sink--
Doctor Barbara Hatcher is the director of Scientific and Professional Affairs for the American Public Health Association.
She joins us now via satellite to talk about an education program that aims getting children to wash their hands.
Good afternoon, Barbara.
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Thanks so much for joining us today, Barbara.
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A Pittsylvania County man is sent to the hospital after a confrontation with police - we'll have details after the break -
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And a meaty sign is causing quite a squeal in Tennessee... We'll have that story coming up
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A fire at a residential motel in Colorado critically burns one person...
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and leaves dozens more homeless this afternoon. Six of thirty units in the building were destroyed - and more than half were damaged.
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((By the time I got across the street the flames had erupted to maybe 40 or 50 feet high."))
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Some residents say they smelled gas, which may have caused the blast.

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A Danville Police officer shot a Pittsylvania County man during a confrontation early this morning. Officials say 25-year old Charles Lynch was transported to Danville Regional Medical Center after the incident, in which he apparently tried to run down two officers in a car. State police say one of the officers shot at the car, wounding Lynch. The officers were responding to a disturbance at about two this morning, during which some men were breaking windows in cars. Police are still interviewing witnesses in the case. Lynch is listed in stable condition. The officer's name has not been released.

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A seven-week old baby died after an accident in Bedford.
City police officers say the two-vehicle accident happened just before 3:30 yesterday at the intersection of Burks Hill Road and Industrial Avenue.
The baby was riding in a child safety seat in the front seat of one of the cars.
The child suffered severe injuries, and was flown to Roanoke Memorial Hospital where the infant later died.
The names of the drivers and baby are not being released until all family members can be notified.
No charges have been filed at this time.

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Whether passersby think it's funny or inappropriate, a sign in Gordonsville, Tennessee is attracting a lot of attention.
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What's so interesting about the sign for Watson's Barbeque is the last part... the visual of the pit with its hand it its pocket. While city officials have received several complaints, not everyone is complaining...
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[vo-nat] Ladonna Watson owns the restaurant. She says her husband painted the sign and it's not intended to offend anyone.
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, the Dow was down 14 points. Nasdaq gained 3 points.


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Coming up in sports... it's been a "rocky top" half of the Tennesse Vols football schedule- as the team faces one of its worst starts ever...
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And the Giants bounce back and tie up the score in the World Series... we'll have all the highlights, straight ahead...
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San Francisco evens the score with Anaheim. The World Series is now tied up after game four, at two games apiece.
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Last night, the Angels grabbed the early lead on David Eckstein's sacrifice fly in the top of the second. Troy (glahs) Glaus hit a two-run homer in the third. It was his seventh homer of the postseason, tying the record held by Barry Bonds. The Giants rallied against Angels starter John Lackey in the bottom of the fifth, getting R-B-I singles by Rich Aurilia and Benito Santiago, as well as a sacrifice fly by Jeff Kent. David Bell singled home the game-winning run in the bottom of the eighth inning,
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as the Giants rallied to beat the Anaheim Angels 4-to-3. Game five is tonight in San Francisco.
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The game time for the Hokies date with Pittsburgh on November 2nd has been moved. Monday it was set for 7pm - yesterday it was moved back to a 7:30 kick-off.
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There are more injury problems for the Hokies. Third string tailback Mike (ee-moe) Imoh sprained his right ankle during a passing drill yesterday. He is out for the Temple game on Saturday, as is defensive lineman Jimmy E. Williams. He re-injured the his left ankle and suffered a knee sprain.
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The Tennessee Vols are having a an un-precedented season. The Vols are only 4- and- 2 overall with a 1- and- 2 record in the S-E-C. And to say the least -
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the Internet vultures are circling Neyland Stadium. A web site has appeared in recent days with the address "Fire Coach Fulmer- dot- com." The web site attacks the Vols head coach, even though he has the best winning percentage of any active coach in college football. Fulmer has won 88 games and lost just 20 in his 10 years with the Vols. One of his coaches, Shane Beamer, talked to us this past weekend about the nasty atmosphere in Knoxville.
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The Vols host Alabama Saturday. They haven't lost to Alabama in 8 years.

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And finally this afternoon--
It's becoming a new food staple for fair-goers around the country
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A veteran funnel cake vendor at the North Carolina State Fair says visitors wouldn't stop asking for the new delicacy.
The twinkie is frozen on a stick--
The sponge cake and cream filled concoction is dipped in batter, fried for about half a minute until golden brown, and then rolled in powdered sugar.
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((KERRY KNOLL/TWINKIE TASTE:IT'S QUITE HOT. THIS IS ALL THE RAGE THIS YEAR. YUM, REALLY SOFT. AND GOOEY IN THE MIDDLE. ))
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In case you're wondering, it's not necessarily a treat for dieters--
Each Twinkie typically has 160 calories and five grams of fat.
But deep frying twinkies adds more calories and fat.
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