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Prosecutors from seven different jurisdictions are vying for the opportunity to charge the two men held as suspects in the sniper case.
A live report is coming up.
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Plus, Justin McLeod will join us with an update on the warehouse fire in downtown Roanoke.
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Patchy fog, drizzle and mist around the area right now with a chance for some steady light rain later today...I'll have your forecast......
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News 7 at Noon starts right now...

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A wave of relief over the D-C Metro area with the arrests of the two sniper suspects.
But who will have the first chance to prosecute them?
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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Good Afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Prosecutors in the Washington area are discussing who should prosecute the two suspects, John Allen Muhammad and 17- year- old John Lee Malvo.
The two face charges in the sniper slayings that killed ten people and injured three others.
Meanwhile, both suspects could also face the death penalty in Alabama for the murder of a liquor store clerk last month.
In the wake of the arrests, President Bush has called and congratulated Police Chief Charles Moose, the man who headed up the sniper task force.
Aleen Sirgany is in Rockville, Maryland this afternoon and joins us now with more on today's developments.
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((PROSECUTORS FROM SEVEN DIFFERENT JURISDICTIONS ARE LINING UP TO THROW THE BOOK AT 41 YEAR OLD JOHN ALLEN MUHAMMAD AND 17 YEAR OLD JOHN LEE MALVO. AND AS SOON AS TODAY, THE PAIR COULD BE FORMALLY CHARGED WITH THE SNIPER ATTACKS. THEYLL DEFINITELY BE IN CHARGED IN MONTGOMERY ALABAMA FOR A DEADLY LIQUOR STORE ROBBERY.

(SOT)CHIEF JOHN WILSON/MONTGOMERY, AL POLICE

As we speak, we are filing capitol murder charges against both suspects.
RIGHT NOW, MUHAMMAD IS BEING HELD ON A WEAPONS CHARGE UNREALTED TO THE SNIPER SLAYINGS. MALVO REMAINS IN CUSTODY AS A MATERIAL WITNESS.
EVIDENCE AGAINST THE PAIR IS MOUNTING. AUTHORITIES SAY A RIFLE FOUND IN THEIR CAR WAS THE WEAPON USED IN AT LEAST 11 OF THE ATTACKS. AND, THE BLUE CAPRICE, WHERE INVESTIGATORS FOUND THE MEN ASLEEP, HAD A HOLE BORED IN THE TRUNK..A PERFECT HIDEOUT FOR A SNIPER TO AIM AND FIRE. THE TRUCK DRIVER WHO SPOTTED THE CAR AND CALLED 9-1-1 SAYS IF THE 5-HUNDRED-THOUSAND DOLLAR REWARD IS OFFERED TO HIM, HE DOESNT WANT IT.

(SOT) RON LANTZ/CALLED 911

I don't care if i get the money or not. It shoud probably go back to the victims.
PEOPLE ACROSS THE ENTIRE REGION ARE BREATHING A SIGH OF RELIEF, ALL THE WAY UP TO THE TOP COP IN THE INVESTIGATION AND THE COUNTY EXECUTIVE WHO TRIED TO HOLD THE COMMUNITY TOGETHER AS IT WAS BEING TERRORIZED.

(SOT)DOUG DUNCAN/MONTGOMERY COUNTY EXECUTIVE

you can just feel spirits lift throughout this whole region. it's wonderful to see.))


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Firefighters remain on the scene of the warehouse fire in downtown Roanoke. The fire broke out yestrerday afternoon in the 300 block of Salem Avenue right next to the transportation museum.
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Justin McLeod joins us live with the latest on the investigation.
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((ROLLCUE:..see in the building behind me.))
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Because of that fire investigators still cannot enter the building.
They also believe the warehouse has structural weaknesses, and therefore it is too dangerous for them to go in.
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The only thing investigators know for sure is this fire started in the basement.
The fire marshal admits finding an actual cause could be difficult
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The lawyers are making their closing arguments at this hour in the murder trial of D-E-A Agent Timothy Workman.
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Workman is charged with first degree murder in the shooting death of Keith Bailey outside a Roanoke restaurant last February. Workman testified yesterday that he was afraid he was going to die when Bailey and another man approached him that night.
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Bailey was shot three times in the chest.
A D-E-A training officer testified for the defense this morning that agents are taught to keep shooting until the threat of deadly force has been disposed of. The jury should get the case this afternoon.


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Authorities have identified a suspect in a Campbell County bank robbery.
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Several people apparently recognized 32-year-old Kevin Vaden Williams from this security camera photo given to the news media on Wednesday.
Williams has been arrested before and police released this mugshot of Williams yesterday in hopes that someone knows where he is.
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Williams allegedly robbed the B-B-and-T bank on Timberlake Road Wednesday afternoon.
Police consider him armed and dangerous.
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Up next on the newscast, Palestinians accuse Israel of undermining peace efforts,
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and as a standoff in Russia enters its third day, the captors say they will soon begin murdering hostages.
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A hostage drama is in its third day at a Moscow theatre, where Chechen rebels are holding hundreds of people.
They say they'll start killing their captives tomorrow, if their demands aren't met.
Richard Roth reports.
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(( ROTH ON CAM OPEN: THERE'VE BEEN MORE TALKS WITH THE HOSTAGE-TAKERS, BUT NO HINT OF A BREAKTHROUGH....AND TODAY JUST ANOTHER HANDFUL OF HOSTAGES HAS BEEN LET GO.

(rtv this morning)

NARR: EIGHT CHILDREN, LED BY REPRESENTATIVES OF THE RED CROSS, WALKED OUT OF THE THEATER AT MID-DAY -- RELEASED, ACCORDING TO ONE RUSSIAN OFFICIAL, WITHOUT CONDITIONS. ONE SMALL GIRL SAID SHE WAS FINE, BUT WORRIED ABOUT HER MOTHER -- STILL INSIDE.
SEVEN OTHER HOSTAGES WERE RELEASED EARLIER: ALL RUSSIANS. BUT TALKS AIMED AT FREEING SOME 75 FOREIGNERS - INCLUDING THREE AMERICAN CAPTIVES - APPARENTLY HIT A ROADBLOCK, ACCORDING TO THE U-S AMBASSADOR TO MOSCOW.

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NARR: WE'RE VERY CONCERNED, SAID ALEXANDER VERSHBOW, THAT THE TERRORISTS AREN'T PREPARED TO DISCUSS RELEASING OTHERS.

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NARR: THE RUSSIANS SAY NEGOTIATION EFFORTS TODAY WERE SET BACK BY A BURST WATER PIPE IN THE BUILDING THAT'S FLOODED THE THEATER'S FIRST FLOOR. SUSPICIOUS OF A PLOY BY SECURITY FORCES, THE CAPTORS WERE REFUSINGTO LET IN A REPAIR CREW.

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HOSTAGES VIDEOTAPED OVERNIGHT BY RUSSIAN TV PLEADED WITH THEIR GOVERNMENT TO WITHDRAW TROOPS FROM THE EMBATTLED REPUBLIC OF CHECHNYA.

OUR GOAL IS VERY SPECIFIC, SAID ONE OF THE HOSTAGE-TAKERS, AND OUR GROUP IS CALLED THE DEATH SQUAD OF ISLAM. ANOTHER SAID THE EXPLOSIVES STRAPPED TO HER BODY WERE MEANT TO DEMONSTRATE THE GROUP WON'T BE STOPPED.
ROTH ON CAM CLOSE: AND CONDITIONS FOR THE 600 OR MORE STILL CAPTIVE INSIDE -- FOOD, WATER, SANITATION - ALL APPARENTLY VERY GRIM. RR CBS NEWS MOSCOW
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Palestinian officials say Israel's latest raid in the West Bank is undermining U-S peace efforts.
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Hundreds of Israeli troops and tanks have taken over homes in the town of (juh- NEEN) Jenin, as well as a refugee camp.
Israeli officials say it's in retaliation for a suicide car bombing that killed 14 Israelis earlier this week.
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(( THE OBJECTIVE OF THE OPERATION WAS TO PREVENT FUTURE ATTACKS ATTACKS AGAINST ISRAEL LIKE WE SAW UNFORTUNATELY THIS WEEK. AND WE WILL CONTINUE CONDUCTING WHATEVER IS NECESSARY TO PROTECT OUR CIVILIANS."))
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Meanwhile, Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat is condemning the incursion as a crime against his people.
The siege has left three Palestinian teenagers seriously injured.
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A collision on the runway leaves three people injured at Chicago's O'Hare Airport--
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The United Airlines plane collided with a shuttle bus last night with about 50 people on board.
A United spokesman says the plane was taxiing down the runway when the accident happened.
Flight 77-19 was bound for Portland, Maine.
The bus driver, one flight attendant and two passengers were treated for minor injuries.
The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating.
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Meals on Wheels is looking for a few good drivers.
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The Lynchburg agency that delivers food to homebound senior citizens says it is in critical need of more volunteers.
A lack of help has forced the group to close down four routes.
Plus, there are a hundred vacancies for next year.
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((CAROLYN MAHONE/MEALS ON WHEELS: I'M IN A SITUATION WHERE I'VE LOST MANY, MANY DRIVERS. THEY'RE JUST, THEY'RE OLDER NOW AND IT'S BECOME DIFFICULT FOR THEM TO DELIVER THE MEALS. SO I'M OUT HERE LOOKING FOR REPLACEMENTS. WITHOUT THE VOLUNTEERS FOR MEALS ON WHEELS, THIS PROGRAM WOULD DIE. WE DEPEND GREATLY ON OUR VOLUNTEERS BECAUSE THERE'S NO WAY WE COULD AFFORD TO PAY TO HAVE ALL THESE MEALS DELIVERED.))
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She says they are appealing to local churches for help.
Volunteers from sixty churches are already involved in the program.
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Still to come on the newscast, Leo will have our weekend forecast,
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Also we will see a champion spud that is anything but a tater tot.
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You wouldn't want to try playing "hot potato" with THIS spud--
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A retiree from Florence, Alabama has grown a nine-pound sweet potato in his garden.
Jim Barnes says it's the largest sweet potato he's ever seen.
A typical sweet potato is 2-to-3 inches in diameter and between 2-and-9 inches long.
Barnes' sweet potato is 8-inches in diameter and more than 16-inches long.
The world's record for a sweet potato is 40-pounds.
It was grown in Georgia in 1982.
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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW has lost seven points. The Nasdaq has GAINED 11.

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Coming up in sports... we'll have the the rundown of tonight's Friday Football match- ups...
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Plus... a former Virginia star is running with the big dogs in the N-F-L... Steve Mason has the story of his flight to the top of the Arizona Cardinals...
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The San Francisco Giants blasted Anaheim in game five of the World Series.
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Jeff Kent hit a pair of two-run homers, and Benito Santiago had three R-B-I's for the Giants. Rich Aurilia closed the scoring with an eighth-inning three-run homer. It was the Giants' 12th homer of the series which ties the World Series record.
They went on to beat Anaheim 16 to 4. The Giants lead the best-of-seven series three games-to-two.
They're just one victory away from their first World Series title since 1954, when the team played in New York. Game six is tomorrow night in Anaheim.
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Thomas Jones first made a name for himself in Powell Valley and then at U-V-A. Now the star running back in his third season in the N-F-L. Steve Mason tells us more about the Arizona Cardinal who has made a name for himself at home in the land of the desert.
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((After helping the Cardinals to their second straight win October sixth against the Carolina Panthers, Jones enjoyed part of his bye week in Charlottesville watching his at his alma mater defeat Clemson. And while Tiki Barber is probably still the most popular Cavalier in the NFL, Jones is quickly becoming as productive as his mentor. ((:)) The dividends were never more evident than in week two against Seattle. Jones rushed for a career high 173 yards and a touchdown. He had 112 rushes in 16 games last year. Thomas is just 21 carries off that total in only six games this season. ((:))
UVa's all time leading rusher is already two yards shy of his entire rushing output from 2001 and he still has 10 games to play. Jones offensive line is improved and so is the most important part of his NFL game.)) ((:)) ((STEVE MASON:))



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The high school football season continues to wind down. Here's a look at the Week 9 schedule with the home team listed on the bottom of each matchup.
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The local chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame honored four new members last night, including three local inductees.
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Wallace Coffey wrestled at Jefferson High School in the 1940's and won a state title.
He also officiated several state tournaments.
Barry Trent wrestled for William Byrd and won the 132 pound state title in 1974.
Trent also was the Terriers head coach from 1980 to 1995.
And the late Spencer Chang, who won eleven district championships and a regional title while serving as the head coach at Martinsville, was also honored.
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Super Heroes don't just leap tall buildings in a single bound--
Some of them EVEN do windows.
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These versions of Superman, Spiderman, Batman and Robin are actually window washers.
They donned their favorite costumes and scaled the side of a bank building in Salt Lake City.
The special show in the sky was in honor of Halloween-- which is less than a week away.
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