A woman is forced into the trunk of her own car in the parking lot of a Roanoke hotel.
Three teenagers are charged with the crime.
Details, straight ahead.
And a legendary T-V newsman has passed away at the age of 82.
Another round of showers and thunderstorms are beginning to develop, some of which could become on the strong to severe side. I'll have your forecast.
News 7 at Noon starts right now...
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Three teenagers are charged with abduction and robbery after a carjacking in Roanoke last night.
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Police say a 13 year old boy, a 16 year old female, and a 17 year old male attacked a 22 year old woman in the parking lot of the Wyndham Hotel on Hershberger Road around 9-fifteen.
The woman was then forced into the trunk of her car.
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((SHELLY ALLEY/ROANOKE CITY POLICE SPOKESPERSON; AT THAT POINT THEY LEFT THE WYNDHAM, TRAVELED INTO CAMPBELL COUNTY, THEY HAD MADE HER TRY TO GET MONEY FROM AN ATM, AND ONCE SHE WAS IN THE CAMPBELL COUNTY AREA, SHE WAS IN THE BACK SEAT OF THE CAR AND SHE WAS ABLE TO ESCAPE. ))
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The woman then called Campbell County authorities around 11:30 from a convenience store.
Roanoke City police then spotted the car shortly after midnight, and pursued the suspects through Roanoke and Botetourt Counties.
The woman was treated for minor injuries. The three teens are being held at the Roanoke Valley Juvenile Detention Center.
Charges for carjacking and eluding police are pending.
A Lynchburg woman is recovering after being shot in the back inside her home last night.
Around 11:30, authorities say someone fired a shot outside this house in the 1200 block of Tenth Street.
The bullet entered the home and struck 21-year-old Carolyn Marie Lowry in the back.
She's listed in satisfactory condition at Lynchburg General Hospital.
Lowry's four-year-old daughter was in the same room at the time but was not injured.
Police also investigated two other reports of shots being fired in the area around the same time, but no one else was injured and no arrests have been made.
A model's death in Radford has put a photographer in jail, and police say more charges could be on the way.
19 year old Marion Franklin of Boone, North Carolina went by the professional name of "Chloe Jennings".
These are among many photos of her on photographer Bob Shell's web site.
Radford police say Franklin was unconscious when rescue workers responded to a possible drug overdose call nine days ago. She was later pronounced dead at the hospital.
Shell, who is 56, is charged with sodomy and object sexual penetration in connection with her death.
Yet another day of violence in the Middle East as Israeli gunships kill five Palestinians and injure dozens of others in Gaza City.
Both sides have vowed the attacks won't end.
Teri Okita has the latest.
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TRACK: TODAYS ATTACK IN GAZA CITY WAS THE THIRD STRIKE AGAINST THE
MILITANT HAMAS GROUP IN 24-HOURS.
ISRAELI HELICOPTERS TARGETED A CAR CARRYING HAMAS LEADERS AT LEAST HALF
A DOZEN PEOPLE WERE KILLED. AT THE TIME OF THE ATTACK, THE STREETS HAD
BEEN FILLED WITH MOURNERS ATTENDING A FUNERAL FOR 11-PALESTINIANS KILLED
IN AN EARLIER AIRSTRIKE.
HAMAS HAS NOW PLEDGED TO CONTINUE ITS SUICIDE BOMBINGS IN ISRAEL AND
WARNED FOREIGNERS TO LEAVE THE COUNTRY FOR THEIR OWN SAFETY.
(Super: MAHMOUD AL-ZAHAR/Hamas Spokesman)
SOT: This message will be send for everybody - your children, your
women, your husbands, everybody is a target now. We have to react
TRACK: TODAYS MISSILE STRIKE CAME A DAY AFTER A PALESTINIAN SUICIDE
BOMBER KILLED 16-PEOPLE ON A JERUSALEM BUS.
ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER ARIEL SHARON CALLED AN EMERGENCY CABINET MEETING
AND THEY, TOO, RATCHETED UP PROMISES OF MORE ATTACKS AGAINST HAMAS
MILITANTS. THE ISRAELIS SAY THEY WONT STAND FOR TERROR BY DAY AND
NEGOTIATION BY NIGHT.
(Super: Silvan Shalom/Israeli Foreign Minister)
SOT: If these terrorist contacts will continue, I think that we wont be
able to continue at the same time with the peace process.
TRACK: JUST A WEEK AGO, THE STAGE SEEMED SET FOR COMPROMISE AS PRESIDENT
BUSH, MR. SHARON, AND PALESTINIAN LEADER, MAHMOUD ABBAS, PLEDGED TO STOP
EVEN WITH THESE LATEST ATTACKS, THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION SAYS THERES NO
ALTERNATIVE BUT TO KEEP PUSHING FOR PEACE.
(Super: Colin Powell/Secretary of State)
SOT: We are encouraging the Palestinian leadership and the Israeli
leadership to act with determination to punch through this latest wave
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STANDUP: But it seems, at least for now, that the two sides have either
trashed the roadmap for peace or have strayed far off-course making it
that much harder to bring stability to that volatile region. Teri
Okita, CBS News, Washington.
The two crew members of a U-S Army Apache attack helicopter are okay after their plane was shot down in western Iraq.
Central Command says U-S troops killed those who fired at the chopper.
It's the first time a military aircraft has been brought down by ground fire since the collapse of Saddam Hussein's regime.
Meanwhile, U-S troops are doing what they can to curb the almost daily attacks against them in Iraq.
Thousands are involved in "Operation Peninsula Strike," searching for Iraqis who are still loyal to Saddam.
10 American soldiers have been killed in the last 15 days.
His is one of the most respected names in journalism, and today his death is leading newscasts around the world.
Legendary television anchor David Brinkley has died.
Brinkley died last night at his home in Houston, reportedly because of complications from a fall.
He made a name for himself back in the '50s, when he teamed up with fellow newsman Chet Huntley on N-B-C.
Brinkley's more recent career took him to A-B-C, where he hosted ``This Week with David Brinkley.''
He stepped down in 1996, but continued to do commentaries.
David Brinkley was 82.
More news from the World Health Organization--
But this time, it's encouraging.
The agency says the number of new SARS cases worldwide suggests that the outbreak may be ending.
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Officials say seven new SARS cases were reported yesterday -- four in the U-S and one each in China, Canada and Taiwan.
They add that the outbreak in China is most likely under control, but the World Health Organization not yet decided to lift the travel warning there.
Officials say it's important that residents not become complacent.
Police in southern China came to the rescue of a man who apparently didn't want to be saved.
The incident was captured on videotape.
A man who appeared to be suffering from depression and mental illness attracted a crowd of concerned residents, just before he jumped from a five- story building
Police quickly tied a net and set up a giant inflatable cushion, which broke the man's fall.
He wasn't injured, but rescue crews still transported him.
Researchers have found that suicide is the most common cause of death among young adults in China.
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Coming up after the break, Virginia Tech's affirmative action program is getting more criticism.
Also racial tensions are running high in Louisiana after an unarmed black man is shot and killed by police.
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Racial tensions are flaring in Louisiana where an un- armed black man was shot and killed by police, who thought he had a gun.
And the entire incident was caught on videotape.
Mark Strassmann (Strahss- man) has the story.
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(Surveillance video begins on car chase)
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"HE JUST BLEW THE RED LIGHT THERE."
For five miles, Shreveport police chased a suspected drunk driver...
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"HE'S WEAVING ALL OVER THE ROAD."
(Surveillance video moves into parking lot)
(NAT SOT) (Cop audio) ( "HE'S GOING INTO THE CIRCLE K, HE'S GOING
INTO THE CIRCLE K."
Out of his car, the suspect pointed a shiny chrome object, in what
to police looked like a shooter's stance.
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"SHOTS FIRED, SHOTS FIRED HEADQUARTERS, SHOTS FIRED SHOTS FIRED."
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25 year-old Marquise Hudspeth was killed, shot EIGHT times in the
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That object he was pointing was just a cell phone.
A local investigation CLEARED the officers involved.
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"WE FEEL LIKE THEY ACTED IN SELF-DEFENSE AND THAT THIS WAS A
Many in Shreveport were outraged...
"THAT MAN WAS SHOT DOWN LIKE A DOG."
.... especially in its black community.
Critics want the officers arrested, and the police chief fired.
(SOT) (Larita White Jones - Victim's mother)
"I HATE WHAT WAS DONE TO HIM. IT'S NOT A DAY THAT DOESN'T GO BY THAT
I DON'T MISS MY SON."
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"OH MY GOD."
Police deny any racial overtones. And their supporters...
...are mostly WHITE.
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"ON NINE-ELEVEN WE WERE CALLED HEROES. AND ON OTHER DAYS WE'RE THE
LOWEST OF THE LOW."
Federal investigators will now review the case that has divided a
Mark Strassmann CBS News, Atlanta.
An opponent of Virginia Tech's affirmative action programs says he hasn't seen a school with more discriminatory programs.
Two groups that oppose affirmative action say they have found more than 70 programs at Tech that illegally favor racial and ethnic minorities.
The programs include internships, scholarships, and mentoring opportunities.
The American Civil Rights Institute based some of its information on the school's website.
A spokesperson from Virginia Tech says the groups are relying on old information.
Larry Hincker also points out information from web sites is sometimes wrong.
In March, the school's board of visitors voted to eliminate affirmative action and other race-based programs.
That created a storm of protest on campus and a month later, the board reversed the decision.
The closing of two Dan River Incorporated plants benefit Danville.
The company is shutting down facilities in Greenville South Carolina and Fort Valley Georgia.
Dan River blames the weak economy for the move.
630 people will lose their jobs but the company plans to transfer some production to Danville once demand increases.
The closures will save the textile company nearly nine million dollars a year.
Jamestown wants to let the rest of the state in on its big celebration.
In 20-07, the state will observe the 400th anniversary of the founding of Jamestown with a two-year long series of events.
20 communities, including Lexington and Lynchburg, are already planning their own commemorative projects to coincide with the event.
Lexington plans to extend the Chessie walking trail and Lynchburg hopes to start a "ghost walk."
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((GOVERNOR MARK WARNER: BY EXPANDING IT BEYOND THE IMMEDIATE JAMESTOWN AREA AND INVOLVING COMMUNITIES ALL OVER VIRGINIA WE ARE GOING TO TRULY MAKE THIS A STATEWIDE COMMEMORATION.))
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Organizers say the goal is to involve every community.
They expect the quadricentennial event to bring a flood of tourists and money to the state.
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Coming up next on our newscast,
we'll tell you why some people are upset with a restaurant that lets customers play with their food.
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A Florida restaurant is catching some heat from animal rights activists. It's latest game is leaving a bad taste with some people.
As Amy Oshier tells us, you can get a good price on lobster, if you're lucky.
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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was DOWN one point. The NASDAQ has gained seven.
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Coming up... more news on the ACC - Big East controversy...
Also a former Ferrum star has made history in the big leagues as the Astros no hit the Yankees.
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History was made in the Bronx last night, as the Houston Astros used a record six pitchers to no- hit the New York Yankees.
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The bullpen worked the last eight innings after Roy Oswalt (OHZ'-wahlt) left the game with a strained right groin in the second inning.
Pete Munro allowed the only three walks issued by the Astros.
The Yankees struck out 13 times overall, and eight straight, until former Ferrum star Billy Wagner got Hideki Matsui to ground out to first for the final out.
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It's the first no-hitter by the Astros since Darryl Kile did it against the New York Mets in 1993.
The Yankees hadn't been no- hit since Baltimore's Hoyt Wilhelm in 1958.
ACC commissioner John Swofford released a statement yesterday evening in reference to the presidents' teleconference call.
He said quote, " the discussions tonight by the council of presidents moved the process along. There was no vote taken. The next call of the council of presidents will take place no sooner than early next week".
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Swofford speaking on the fact there was no vote taken on whether or not the ACC will go ahead with the expansion of Miami, Syracuse, and Boston College.
Big East Presidents sent out letters to their ACC counterparts yesterday, asking for a meeting about their expansion plans.
Part of the focus of the letter was to ask them not to rush to judgement, and to offer complete information on an expansion plan the Big East calls potentially harmful.
While the waiting game continues, schools that compete with Virginia Tech for players are probably not sitting around.
Using the uncertainty surrounding Tech's conference affiliation would seem a likely tool by a competing coach to be used inside a high school recruit's living room.
Of course, losing Miami, Boston College and Syracuse would damage football recruiting for the remaining Big East football schools, an issue Tech junior quarterback Bryan Randall addressed recently.
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[OUT Q=...year in and year out"]
Whatever happens, Randall is confident in his coach and the name he has built in Blacksburg of a national football powerhouse.
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Winston Cup drivers now turn their focus to Michigan this weekend.
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Tony Stewart finally won a race this season, taking the checkered flag at Pocono.
He will try to win the Sirius 400 this weekend, while finally some of the pressure to win is gone.
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His brother's shoes may be hard to fill, but Britain's Prince Harry is following in William's footsteps anyway.
The younger son of Prince Charles and the late Princess Diana left Eton after five years at the prestigious public school.
Harry's expected to take a gap year, just like his older brother, before possibly joining the army.
But the 18- year- old has distinguished himself at school with his artwork and his athletic abilities.
Harry last made headlines a year and a half ago, when he admitted to smoking pot and drinking alcohol at a pub.
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