[7-11Salem-Shooting]

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An undercover drug buy in Salem ended in gunfire last night.
One suspect was wounded when a police officer's gun discharged during the undercover operation.
A second suspect was taken into custody for questioning.
Joe Dashiell has more on the incident.
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((It happened shortly after eight p-m in the parking lot between the Lee Hi Lanes bowling alley, and the Pancake House Restaurant.
Salem Police say they were making an undercover drug buy when the two suspects ran.
One of them tripped and fell, and the officer moved in to make the arrest.
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((HE APPROACHED THE SUSPECT, ASKED THE SUSPECT TO STOP AND SHOW HIS HANDS. AND THE SUSPECT REACHED FOR THE GUN AND THAT'S BASICALLY WHAT HAPPENED.))
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Melinda Payne says the suspect's hand bumped the weapon, and the gun discharged.
Hit in the abdomen, he was taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital where he underwent surgery.
State Police are now investigating.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Salem))
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Authorities have not released the names of either suspect or the officer whose gun discharged.
There's no word this morning on the condition of the man who was wounded, but authorities did not believe his injuries were life threatening.

[7-Missing-Girls]


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Danville Police are looking for two sisters who have apparently run away. They say the girls are probably heading to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
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[TAKE FS ASHLEY BARLEY BOARD] 16 year old Ashley Michelle Barley is described as a white female, 5 foot 7 inches tall and weighs 120 pounds.
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[TAKE FS Melinda Gayle Barley Board] Her sister, 14 year old Melinda Gayle Barley is described as 5 foot 4 inches tall and weighing 140 pounds. Both girls live at 792 Holland Road in Danville.
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If you see these girls, you are asked to call the Danville Police Department at (434) 799-5111.
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[7-11Dickson]


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A fourth grader suspected of taking a gun to Colonial Elementary School last year may still have a case against the Sheriff's Deputy who questioned her. It turned out Meghan Dickson did NOT have a gun.
But District Judge Jackson Kiser cited a Supreme Court ruling that says students are protected from unreasonable search and seizure, even in school. The Judge also pointed out yesterday that school boards deleGATE wide latitude to school officials when it comes to safety concerns. So he dismissed the claims against the principal and assistant principal.

[45-County-Supervisors]


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Their campus is downtown, but soon student-athletes at Roanoke Catholic School will find their home field advantage in Roanoke County.
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The County Supervisors have approved a plan that will allow the school to develop an athletic complex in Vinyard Park.
Roanoke Catholic will contribute almost 200- thousand dollars toward improvements. And in return, the school's football, softball, baseball and soccer teams will use the facility as their home field.
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((WE'RE VERY EXCITED WE'RE REALLY ARE. THE VINTON BOOSTER, ROANOKE CATHOLIC PARKS AND RECREATION FOLKS WE'VE WORKED TOGETHER. WE FEEL THIS IS A TREMENDOUS OPPORTUNITY.))
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It was just two years ago that Roanoke Catholic tried to make a similar agreement with Roanoke City. But the plan to use Washington Park raised objections from some residents who complained the facilities would not be available for neighborhood children.
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Roanoke Catholic will use Vinyard park weekday afternoons between 3:30 and 5:30, a time period that doesn't conflict with other activities. The Vinton Booster Club has given its okay.
The park improvements will include a football field, lights, scoreboards, restrooms, concessions and expanded parking.

[45-Water-Main]


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Water service has been restored in the Hollins Road area of Roanoke.
City officials say the break near the intersection of Hollins Road and Whiteside Street was repaired around 11:45 last night.
Crews will finish the work later today.
50 to 75 customers were affected and may still experience low water pressure.

[45-11McIntosh]


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Officials at Bedford's D-Day memorial are hoping the future brings brighter days, after weathering a criminal investigation, a fraud trial and a declaration of bankruptcy.
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The monument is still nearly four million dollars in debt and is working out a payment plan with its creditors.
A federal jury yesterday couldn't reach a verdict in the fraud case against the foundation's former president Richard Burrow.
Officials say all the negative publicity has hurt the memorial's fundraising efforts.
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((WILLIAM MCINTOSH/D-DAY FOUNDATION PRESIDENT: WE HAVE HAD A NUMBER OF SIGNIFICANT GIFTS THAT HAD BEEN COMMITTED TO US ORALLY THAT PEOPLE HAVE DECIDED TO WAIT ON DISBURSING UNTIL THE VARIOUS LEGAL PROCEEDINGS HAVE COME TO A CONCLUSION.))


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Prosecutors have not decided whether to try Burrow on federal fraud charges again.
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[8-11Salem-Shooting]


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Gunfire ended an undercover drug buy in Salem last night.
One suspect was wounded when a police officer's gun discharged during the undercover operation.
A second suspect was taken into custody for questioning.
Joe Dashiell reports.
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((It happened shortly after eight p-m in the parking lot between the Lee Hi Lanes bowling alley, and the Pancake House Restaurant.
Salem Police say they were making an undercover drug buy when the two suspects ran.
One of them tripped and fell, and the officer moved in to make the arrest.
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((HE APPROACHED THE SUSPECT, ASKED THE SUSPECT TO STOP AND SHOW HIS HANDS. AND THE SUSPECT REACHED FOR THE GUN AND THAT'S BASICALLY WHAT HAPPENED.))
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Melinda Payne says the suspect's hand bumped the weapon, and the gun discharged.
Hit in the abdomen, he was taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital where he underwent surgery.
State Police are now investigating.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Salem))
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Authorities have not released the names of either suspect or the officer whose gun discharged.
There's no word this morning on the condition of the man who was wounded, but authorities did not believe his injuries were life threatening.

[8-11Mental-health]


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Some big changes could be in the works for Virginia's mental health care policy.
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Governor Mark Warner wants to transfer 22-million dollars from state mental wards to community service boards.
Warner is proposing closing wings at five of Virginia's mental hospitals.
He says the money saved will go toward community-based care programs.
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((GOVERNOR MARK WARNER: THE ANSWER IN TERMS OF HOW WE PROVIDE SERVICES SHOULDN'T BE DEFINED SIMPLY BY THE NUMBER OF BEDS. IT'S ABOUT THE QUALITY OF CARE.)) ((MARYANN BERGERON/VA ASSOC. OF COMMUNITY SERVICE BOARDS: NOT EVERYONE IN A FACILITY EVEN RIGHT NOW NEEDS THAT LEVEL OF CARE AND YET THERE MAY NOT BE THE EXACT SERVICE IN THE COMMUNITY THAT THEY NEED.))
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Mental health care advocates say the change is long overdue.
But they are not happy that Warner's plan does NOT provide any new money for mental health services.
The governor cut about 30 million from those programs in October.
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