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It took a couple of years, but Roanoke authorities have a murder suspect in custody.
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And, we'll have a live report from Roanoke Regional Airport, where concerns about new terrorism threats are prompting tighter security.
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After some morning clouds the sunshine builds in for a blustery afternoon. I'll have your hometown forecast.
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News 7 at Noon starts right now...
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[Pulley]


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Published reports say an arrest has been made in a murder case out of Pittsylvania County.
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The Danville Register and Bee says that Rick Pulley has been arrested for the first degree murder of his wife Patty Jo Pulley. The 37-year old disappeared in May of 1999 when she left her home to go shopping in Danville.
Her remains were found near a bridge in Caswell County North Carolina last December.
The Caswell County sheriff's department is holding a press conference this afternoon, we'll have more on the story on News 7 at 5 and 6.
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[Carter]


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Roanoke Police have also made an arrest in a two- year- old murder case.
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37- year- old Darrell Jeffrey Carter was taken into custody early this morning.
Carter faces a charge of second degree murder. He's accused of beating Timothy Smithers to death in August of 2001.
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Smithers' body was found in the 1400 block of Patterson Avenue.
Carter was indicted earlier this month, and police have been searching for him since.
He is being held without bond in the Roanoke City Jail.
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[Airport-Security]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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If you are traveling out of Roanoke's Regional Airport anytime soon, you may notice tighter security even before you step inside.
The Airport Commission is now doing random searches of vehicles entering the airport.
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Marya Jones is outside the airport now, with more details.
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Marya adlibs
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[Terror]


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As the nation braces for a possible war on Iraqi soil, we're also facing the possibility of terrorist attacks on AMERICAN soil and in Europe.
And as Aleen Sirgany reports, people are taking that threat seriously.
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[SUPER=01-George Tenet/CIA Director;]
[SUPER=01-Tony Blair/British Prime Minister;]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Shaba Sayinga/Pilgrim;]
[SUPER=01-Aleen Sirgany/CBS News;]
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(( ANXIOUS AMERICANS, TAKING TERROR WARNINGS VERY SERIOUSLY, ARE STOCKING UP ON SUPPLIES. IN WASHINGTON, FEARED TO BE A PRIME TARGET, HARDWARE STORES ARE REPORTING HEAVY SALES OF ITEMS INCLUDING DUCT TAPE, WATER, PLASTIC SHEETING AND BATTERIES.
AS AMERICANS HEED TO GOVERNMENT WARNINGS, LAWMAKERS ARE GETTING A FIRST HAND ACCOUNT OF WHAT COULD HAPPEN.

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C-I-A DIRECTOR GEORGE TENET IS BACK ON CAPITOL HILL TODAY LAYING OUT WHAT HE KNOWS ABOUT WORLDWIDE THREATS.


(SOT)GEORGE TENET/C-I-A DIRECTOR

there could be an attack this week LONDON IS ALSO BRACING FOR AN ATTACK. AND FOR A SECOND DAY IN A ROW, TROOPS ARE GUARDING HEATHROW AIRPORT AMID FEARS OF A ROCKET ATTACK.

(SOT)TONY BLAIR/BRITISH PRIME MINISTER

we occasionally have to take measures... to give people security they need
A DAY AFTER THE RELEASE OF THIS AUDIOTAPE...BELIEVED TO BE OF OSAMA BIN LADEN...MUSLIMS MAKING THEIR HAJ PILGRIMAGE IN SAUDI ARABIA SAY THEY ARE OVERJOYED WITH BIN LADENS MESSAGE: WHICH PLEDGES PARTNERSHIP WITH IRAQ AND CALLS ON MUSLIMS TO CARRY OUT SUICIDE BOMBINGS AGAINST AMERICANS,

(SOT) DR. Shaba Sayinga/Pilgrim:

"We should fight against all evil things including America - all those evil things, all those fools who are against Islam - we must fight them."

(STANDUP)

THE WHITE HOUSE SAYS THE BIN LADEN TAPE IS CLEAR EVIDENCE OF THE QUOTE "NIGHTMARE" PRESIDENT BUSH HAS BEEN WARNING ABOUT. AND THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION SAYS THE TAPE CONFIRMS AL-QAIDA IS LINKING UP WITH THE IRAQI REGIME....ONE MORE REASON SADDAM MUST BE STOPPED. AS, CBS NEWS, WASH. ))

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Meanwhile, the U-S military says it's arrested about a dozen suspected Taliban members.
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The suspects were captured after ground forces spotted them taking up offensive positions in central Afghanistan.
Authorities say it's possible Taliban forces had using the remote area as a refuge.
About 13- thousand U-S led coalition troops now are in Afghanistan.
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[OK-Bombing]


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New evidence suggests that federal agencies knew about threats made before the 19-95 Oklahoma City bombing, but did nothing about them.
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Newly- released government documents indicate the the F-B-I and the A-T-F were aware of a plot by white supremacists.
But like incidents of failed communications prior to the 9-11 attacks, the agencies failed to pass on that information.
More than 160- people were killed when Timothy McVeigh parked a truck loaded with explosives outside the Murrah Federal office building.
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The former head of the state Republican Party enters a plea to federal wiretapping charges. We'll have that story after the break.
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Closing arguments begin in the case of a woman accused of running over her husband three times.
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Former state GOP director Ed Matricardi was in federal court today after being indicted on charges of illegal wiretapping.
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Matricardi pleaded "not guilty" to unlawfully eavesdropping on a Democratic conference call last year.
His attorneys have asked the federal court in Richmond to dismiss the charges.
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((STEPHEN BENJAMIN/MATRICARDI'S ATTORNEY: BY PARTICIPATING IN A MEETING REQUIRED TO BE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, THE PARTICIPANTS CONSENTED TO ANY MEMBER OF THE PUBLIC RECORDING WHAT WAS SAID. UNDER FEDERAL LAW, THIS MANDATORY CONSENT AND AUTHORIZATION, IMPOSED BY A STATUTE ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, MEANT THAT MATRICARDI'S ACTION WERE NOT UNLAWFUL.))
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The 34-year-old Matricardi was released on his own recognizance.
He left the courthouse with his wife and parents.
His trial has been scheduled for April Ninth.
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Icy conditions and various accidents closed several miles of Chicago's Eisenhower Expressway last night.
A state trooper was apparently in the wrong place at the wrong time when he was guarding one accident scene.
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A video camera caught an S-U-V speeding down the road, and crashing right into the trooper's car.
Authorities say the driver may NOT have been able to see the other vehicles on the side of the road, and then apparently couldn't stop because of the ice.
The S-U-V rolled over several times.
The trooper's in fair condition.
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Meanwhile, the driver of the S-U-V was NOT injured, but police are holding him under suspicion of D-U-I.

[Husband-Killed]


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Elizabeth Harris drove the car that killed her husband, but the quesion is, was it murder?
The trial of the Houston dentist, accused of using her Mercedez Benz as a deadly weapon may soon be in the hands of a jury.
Elizabeth Sanchez reports on today's closing arguments.
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((
Track: (Houston) Knowing she could face life in prison... Clara Harris listened to closing arguments in her murder trial.

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The Houston dentist is accused of killing her husband, David, a prominent Orthodontist after finding him and his mistress at a hotel. The Prosecution has painted Harris as a jealous woman who deliberately ran over her husband...more than once .... with her Mercedez Benz.

SOT: Prosecutor


The defense says the 44 year olds death was an accident.

SOT: Defense Attorney


Track: It's been an emotion packed trial. Jurors have already seen a videotape taken by a private investigator showing the defendants car striking her husband. Harris has been tearful during much of the testimony including her own. She told jurors she didnt remember running over David Harris. . But eye witnesses says she did it more than once and Harris' stepdaughter..who was a passenger in the car...says Harris was angry and drove the car right at her husband.
Stand up: ( to come: ...lesser charges...) Elizabeth Sanchez CBS News, Houston))

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His doctor says Senator John Kerry is recovering from surgery for prostate cancer, and should be back on his feet soon.
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The Massachusetts Senator and Democratic Presidential candidate underwent a procedure this morning at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
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Still, he says Kerry should spend a couple more days in the hospital.
But he says should have no trouble resuming his normal schedule.
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Coming up next on the newscast,
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we will see who is top dog at this year's Westminster Dog Show.
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[Dog-Show]


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The third time proved to be the charm for a Kerry Blue Terrier named Mick.
After losing by a hair the last two years, he won the coveted title "Best in Show" last night at the Westminster in New York City.
Stacy Case has more on all the show dogs who put their best paw forward in this year's prestigious contest.
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(( LOCATOR: (NEW YORK, NY) NAT--(anything from day 1) TRACK: FIRST THERE WERE 2,603.
NAT--(crowd clapping tonight-- show line up of 7 finalists) TRACK: THEN THERE WERE SEVEN, INCLUDING BUNNY.
TRACK: (close ups of each dog)
PLUS DALLAS, MICKEY, LES AND JOSH--- JESTER AND MICK.

ALL HERE TO BE THE TOP PICK.
SUPER: HIRAM STEWART/LES' HANDLER 00:12:49 just wanting to make sure I don't get out there and forget how to show a dog.
TRACK: BUT WHEN THE TIME CAME-- THE PEKINGNESE WAS THE BIG CHEESE.
NAT: (cheering) THE SHEPHERD, WITH THE GREAT STANCE HAD A GREAT CHANCE.
SUPER: BILL DOTY/DALLAS' ASSISTANT HANDLER 00:08:42 he's just resting
TRACK: (shot of man sleeping 00:00:40) SO IS HE.

TRACK: THE HOUND IS SMART----

THIS IS NOT A WALK IN THE PARK
THE SPANIEL WAS BETTER THAN FAIR BUT MISSED IT BY A MERE HAIR.

SOT: 00:01:31

the newfy is the emotional favorite
TRACK: THE GENTLE GIANT-- TRIED TO FETCH THE GRAND PRIZE THOUGH THE JUDGE WAS NOT SWAYED BY SLOBBER OR SIZE.

THE POODLE---- UNSINKABLE

THOUGH DURING TRIALS, THE UNTHINKABLE
STAND UP: STACY CASE/REPORTING 00:19:14 things can go wrong and yes, these can break
TRACK: AHHH, A PIECE OF CAKE!
SUPER: WENDELL SAMMET/MICKEY'S HANDLER 00:11:33 it was completely broke. and he just followed me around
NAT: (clapping/cheering) BUT THE CROWD COULDN'T HAVE BEEN MERRIER
FOR THE KERRY BLUE TERRIER----


UPSET TWO YEARS IN A ROW MICK KNEW HE HAD A TOUGH ROW TO HOE
HE'S BEEN NERVOUS BEFORE... TUESDAY NIGHT HE WAS AT HOME ON THE GREEN FLOOR.
SOME WERE OLD, SOME WERE NEW. THIS YEAR-- HE WAS JUST BLUE. STACY CASE, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))

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Weather bad enough to cancel classes may not be bad enough to cancel sporting events later in the day.
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The Roanoke Superintendent of Schools changed a blanket cancellation policy when it comes to weather and after school activities. The long-time policy said when classes were canceled, activities would automatically be postponed. But with many recent snow days, the Superintendent proposed it be changed and with no opposition, it went into effect.

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((ANNIE HARMAN/ROANOKE SCHOOLS STUDENT SERVICES; WHAT WE'RE GOING TO DO IS A GAME BY GAME, ACTIVITY BY ACTIVITY CANCELLATION WITH WE'LL HAVE TO DETERMINE HOW THE ROADS ARE HOW THE PARKING LOTS ARE THE SIDEWALKS WHAT FUTURE ROAD AND WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE.))
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Other factors are how far a team may have to travel, if a school is on a major interstate or side road and the cancellation policy at that facility. The Superintendent is also considering how to make up missed class time due to snow days. He says it may involve having school over Spring Break.
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[Stocks]


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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was DOWN 28 points. The NASDAQ has lost one.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

Coming up today in Sports... the girls at George Washington improve to 19 and 1 with their win over Patrick Henry.
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and Travis Wells checks out the rookies at this years Daytona 500...
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When Jeff Green won the pole Monday at Daytona he turned a few heads, but if a rookie wins one of the 125s or the Daytona 500 itself - then that will be a shocker. Travis Wells examines NASCAR's 2003 freshman class.
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In girl's basketball from last night - the Patrick Henry Patriots played host to one of the top Group Three A teams in the land - Danville's George Washington Eagles.
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G-W head coach Wayne Shelton and his girls could clinch the Western Valley district outright with a win last night. PH tried to withstand the Eagle pressure all night
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But GW was too much. The Eagles clinch the district and improve to 19-and-1 with the 62-to-27 win.
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Tonight area fans will get a chance to see a rare double dip at the Roanoke Civic Center as the Dazzle takes on Columbus at 8. Right before that game at 6:30pm - Roanoke Catholic hosts Oak Hill as J.R. Reynolds returns home to the Star City.
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