A Radford photographer charged in connection with the death of a model is getting out of jail.
The story, coming up.
And, a factory worker in Missouri opens fire on his co- workers before turning the gun on himself.
Bill will continue to give us some scattered showers and thunderstorms but not much in the way of flooding problems. I'll have your forecast.
News 7 at Noon starts right now...
A judge frees a Radford photographer charged in connection with the death of one of his models.
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Robert Shell was granted 50-thousand dollars bond and placed on house arrest this morning in Circuit Court.
The 56-year-old is in jail on sexual charges, in connection with the death of 19-year-old Marion Richardson of North Carolina.
Shell is accused of drugging Richardson, who was found dead in his studio June 3rd.
Prosecutors say they are still waiting on a report from the Medical Examimer's officer before charging Shell with homicide.
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((MARC SMALL/SHELL'S ATTORNEY: I DON'T THINK THE COMMONWEALTH WILL BE CAPABLE OF SHOWING ANY POSSIBLE MOTIVE WHY MISTER SHELL WOULD HAVE ANY MOTIVE TO KILL SOMEONE THAT HE'S LIVING WITH.))
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Shell was also ordered to turn over his passport.
He will be living with his estranged wife, Darlene, who filed for divorce the same week he was arrested.
Shell's attorney says his wife was aware of his affair with Richardson, and the couple had been discussing a divorce for some time.
A Lynchburg woman is recovering after being shot in the stomach during a domestic dispute last night.
Police were called to 907 Monroe Street around 11:30 after getting a report that someone had been shot inside the house.
They found 43-year-old Rosetta Miller there suffering from a gunshot wound to the abdomen.
She's in serious condition at Lynchburg General Hospital.
48-year-old Larry Roosevelt Garland Junior was arrested at the scene and is charged with malicious wounding.
Meanwhile, there was a workplace shooting last night in Missouri.
Four people are dead after a man opened fire on his co- workers at a factory.
Manuel Gallegus has details.
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[SUPER=01-Capt. Jim Johnsen/Jefferson City Police]
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IT IS ANOTHER CASE OF AN EMPLOYEE TURNING ON HIS OWN
CO WORKERS AND AGAIN WITH DEADLY RESULTS.
LATE LAST NIGHT IN A MANUFACTURING PLANT ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF JEFFERSON
CITY MISSOURI, A MAN WALKED INTO THE BUILDING AND STARTED SHOOTING.
POSS SOT-from police presser (circa 11amet)
WHEN IT WAS OVER THREE WORKERS WERE SHOT AND KILLED, FOUR OTHERS WERE
THE SHOOTER THEN DROVE DOWNTOWN WHERE HE WAS CONFRONTED BY POLICE.
-SOT-he was shot at then killed himself
OUTSIDE THE MODINE PLANT, WHERE ENGINE FILTERS ARE MADE FRIGHTENED
RELATIVES OF THE WORKERS WAITED OUTSIDE FOR THEIR LOVED ONES TO COME
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hey baby are you OK? Im not leaving until you come out.
ITS STILL UNCLEAR WHAT MAY HAVE LED TO THE VIOLENCE. THE SHOOTER MAY
HAVE BEEN ABOUT TO BE LAYED OFF.
MANUEL GALLEGUS CBS NEWS.
In Germany, a 16- year- old student shot his teacher, then shot and killed himself.
Police say the boy was armed with two handguns, when he brandished one of them during a biology class.
While his teacher and fellow students ran out of the classroom, ANOTHER teacher attempted to get the gun away from him, and he shot her in the leg.
The student then turned the gun on himself.
Two other students were injured slightly as they fled the classroom.
No word yet on a motive.
School officials say the boy wasn't considered a problem student.
A change of venue for the trial of sniper shooting suspect Lee Malvo.
The judge ordered the case to be moved 200 miles, from Fairfax County to Chesapeake.
She said she feared Malvo wouldn't get a fair trial in the Washington suburbs.
He is accused, along with fellow suspect John Allan Muhammad, in a three- week string of sniper attacks last fall.
Malvo could get the death penalty if convicted of shooting an F-B-I analyst outside a Home Depot in Falls
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Coming up next on the newscast, Wal-Mart says it is changing its discrimination policy.
Also community members come out to support a Roanoke police officer they contend was punished for telling the truth.
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Supporters of a Roanoke police officer are demanding he get his old job back.
Officer Butch Lewis was reassigned to patrol duty after he spoke to a newspaper reporter about his concerns over school safety at Patrick Henry High School.
Several supporters spoke at last night's school board meeting arguing Officer Lewis is being punished and persecuted.
Lewis took the podium and defended his actions saying it was his duty to report honest and accurate information to the community.
Many agree with him including many teachers, students, parents, elected officials and even the former principal of Patrick Henry High School.
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((ELIZABETH LEE/PATRICK HENRY SCHOOL FORMER PRINCIPAL: THE MOST IMPORTANT PEOPLE THAT THIS BOARD IS CHARGED WITH TAKING CARE OF IS THE STUDENTS SO TO REMOVE A VERY VALUABLE RESOURCE THAT WANTS TO RETURN TO THE SCHOOL SEEMS LIKE A DISSERVICE TO THE STUDENTS.))
((BUTCH LEWIS/ROANOKE CITY POLICE OFFICER: IT'S JUST AN AMAZING JOB IT'S SOMETHING THAT I WANT TO CONTINUE TO DO, I DON'T HAVE ANY HARD FEELINGS TOWARDS ANYONE I JUST WANT MY JOB BACK AT PATRICK HENRY.))
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Supporters are asking the school board to endorse having officer Lewis reinstated.
Chairwoman Gloria Manns pointed out the school board has no say because officer Lewis falls under the city police department therefore it is Chief Joe Gaskins decision.
She also believes it would be a bad precedent for the school board to get involved in other department's business.
However, board member Melinda Payne says she will introduce a resolution at the next meeting asking the police chief to reverse his decision.
Another American soldier has died from his wounds in one of the latest attacks in Iraq.
Despite the continued violence aimed at U-S soldiers, President Bush is standing firm on keeping an American military presence there.
Elizabeth Palmer has more.
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[SUPER=01-Elizabeth Palmer/CBS News;]
[OUT Q=Palmer, CBS News, Baghdad.]
PALMER ON CAM OPEN
AT LEAST 23 HAVE DIED IN HOSTILE ACTION SINCE GEORGE BUSH DECLARED AN
END TO MAJOR COMBAT ACTIVITY MAY 1..
THE MOST RECENT SOLDIER TO DIE WAS ONE OF THREE WOUNDED IN YESTERDAY'S
AMBUSH ON A ROAD WEST OF BAGHDAD...
HE WAS A CIVIL AFFAIRS OFFICER... THE SOLDIERS WHO ARE ESPECIALLY
VALUABLE TO THIS EFFORT - AS THEY COORDINATE THE MILITARY'S ROLE IN
REBUILDING IRAQ AND ARE ITS LINK TO LOCAL COMMUNITIES.
THREE OTHER SOLDIERS WERE ALSO INJURED TUESDAY, NEAR ONE OF BAGHDAD'S
MAIN UNIVERSITIES WHEN UNKNOWN ASSAILANTS HIT A HUMVEE WITH SOME KIND OF
CRUDE BOMB - THEN VANISHED.
ACTS OF SABOTAGE ON THE COUNTRY'S INFRASTRUCTURE ALSO CONTINUE -
OIL PIPELINES AND THE ELECTRICITY GRID ARE FAVORED TARGETS...
HERE - A WAREHOUSE OF SPARE PARTS FOR THE POWER SYSTEM WAS SET ON FIRE...
THE AMERICAN AUTHORITIES POINT TO THE FACT THAT ESSENTIAL SERVICES -
LIKE THE FIRE DEPARTMENT - ARE STARTING TO WORK AGAIN....
BUT THEY ARE FIGHTING A REARGUARD REPAIR ACTION AS THEY STRUGGLE TO MAKE
OVERALL PROGRESS - PUTTING CIVIL SERVANTS BACK TO WORK AND REORGANIZING
CRUCIAL IRAQI INSTITUTIONS LIKE POLICE AND SCHOOLS.
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PAUL BREMER, THE U-S SPECIAL ENVOY TO IRAQ, SAYS THE ATTACKS
MAY CONTINUE AND PERHAPS EVEN ESCALATE AS THE RECONSTRUCTION EFFORT
TAKES HOLD. ELIZABETH PALMER, CBS NEWS, BAGHDAD.
The nation's largest private employer is reportedly extending its anti-discrimination policy to include gay and lesbian workers.
A Wal-Mart spokeswoman says it was the right thing to do for its employees.
The New York Times says the change was disclosed by the Pride Foundation -- a Seattle gay rights organization that invests in Wal-Mart.
The spokeswoman says Wal-Mart is sending a letter to its 35-hundred stores to let them know about the change.
According to the Human Rights Campaign, the change means nine of the ten largest Fortune 500 companies now have rules prohibiting discrimination against gay employees.
The exception is Exxon Mobil.
A ride on a rollercoaster proved to be too thrilling- or at least too LONG-- for some visitors at a Maryland theme park.
For two hours, nearly 30 people were stuck 200 feet in the air.
The incident happened at Six Flags Amusement Park.
The roller coaster, called "Two Face: The Flip Side," showed its SCARIER side came to a halt yesterday afternoon.
Workers at the park were eventually able to bring the ride down slowly.
No one was injured.
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Coming up next on the newscast, another zoo gets a surprising new bundle of joy.
Plus we will have an update on the snow leopards born last week at Roanoke's Mill Mountain Zoo.
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It's a SURPRISE arrival at the Blank Park Zoo in Des Moines, Iowa--
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Zoo officials are showing off their newest addition, a baby giraffe named Billy Bob.
He's five- feet- eleven, and was born after a typical 14- month pregnancy.
However zoo officials are still saying "oops", because they'd made efforts to prevent pregnancies among their giraffe population.
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((JEFF DIER/BLANK PARK ZOO: THIS ONE WAS A LITTLE UNUSUAL IN THAT WE THOUGHT WE HAD ALL OUR FEMALES IN CONTRACEPTIVES, THEY HAD BEEN INOCULATED WITH A DRUG TO PREVENT PREGNANCY. OBVIOUSLY IT DIDN'T WORK IN ONE OF OUR ANIMALS.))
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But now that he's arrived, "Billy Bob" will be carefully monitored by zoo keepers.
When he's fully grown, he could stand as high as 17- feet- tall.
The new snow leopard cubs at Mill Mountain Zoo are doing just fine.
The pair is even getting a little feisty.
Just one week old today, their mother Tasha is sharing the cubs.
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((TASHA WAS PRETTY PROTECTIVE AND ANGRY AT THE KEEPERS FOR TAKING THE CUBS AWAY FOR SHORT PERIODS OF TIME. NOW, SHE LOOKS AT THEM LIKE TAKE THEM AWAY. AND IF YOU DON'T BRING THEM BACK RIGHT AWAY THAT'S OK.))
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Wood says the surprise cubs are growing like weeds.
You can take a look for yourself in August when the male and female cubs are expected to go on display.
On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was UP 42 points. The NASDAQ has gained 20.
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Coming up next on the newscast,
we will hear from Arnold Schwarzeneger as he comes back to the role that made him famous.
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Virginia Tech has made its way into the A-C-C.
Last night, marked the beginning of the END of its Big East days.
Mike Stevens has more from Greensboro, North Carolina.
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[SUPER=01-John Rocovich/Virginia Tech Board of Visitors; :40]
[SUPER=01-Jim Weaver/Virginia Tech Athletic Director; :56]
[SUPER=01-Bill Brill/Former Roanoke Times Columnist; 1:21]
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Last night's Avalanche/Winston Salem Warthogs game was rained out, and will be made up as part of a double header August 19th when the Hogs visit Salem next.
The Avs have lost three of their last four games, but are still pleased with the team's 6 and 5 second- half start.
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[SUPER=01-John Massarelli/Avalanche Manager; :00]
[SUPER=01-Brooks Conrad/Avalanche Infielder; :14]
[OUT Q=....in some baseball games"]
Lots of big matches at Wimbledon, and some of the world's best are sent packing.
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Two-time champion Venus Williams captured the final five games and the last eleven points of her match to beat Lindsay Davenport in the Wimbledon quarterfinals yesterday.
Williams won the match 6-2, 2-6, 6-1, her sixth straight win over Davenport.
Sister Serena beat Jennifer Capriati for the eighth consecutive time, 2-6, 6-2, 6-3.
Venus will next meet Kim Clijsters (KLY'-sturz) in the semifinals, while Serena meets Belgium's Justine Henin-Hardenne.
On the men's side, French Open champ and third seeded Juan Carlo Fererro fell to 13th seeded Sebastien Grosjean (groh-ZHAHN)
, 6-2, 4-6, 7-6 and 7-6 in a fourth round match continued from Monday.
The top three seeds on the men's side are now out of the tournament.
Finally today, Arnold Schwarzenegger is proving true to his word.
He's back in his most famous role, as Terminator Three hits theaters tonight.
Chris Lawrence has more.
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[SUPER=01-Arnold Schwarzenegger/Actor; :07]
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Arnold Schwarzenegger first slipped into the Terminators clothes nearly
20 years ago but feels like he never left.
To put on the leather jacket and put on the sunglasses and to feel
again, OK, Im back.
Back for the kind of punishment
that a 20-year old would find tough to take much less a man on the
other side of fifty.
(CHRIS LAWRENCE/CBS NEWS)
They said you still fit the jacket, everything.
Well, I had to train really hard to get back into that kind of shape.
To become the ultimate machine, Arnold used them: working out on weight
machines up to four hours a day
Because its really important. You can see the body since Im arriving
naked in the beginning. So it was clear to me, theres no special
effects for that.
Set ten years after T-2, Arnold is once again sent back in time to save
John Connor but any similarities to the last sequel end there.
Sarah Connor? Blowing up CyberDyne? Hasta la vista, baby? Ring any
bells? That was a different T-101.
Arnolds father pushed him into athletics when he was young hoping to
instill a sense of discipline.
Without the bodybuilding, without that discipline from early on do you
think it would be a lot harder to do what you do at this age?
If I wouldnt have had this kind of upbringing, I wouldnt be here
today. You know, because thats what I think created the will.
The will to make clear, even at age 55
Chris Lawrence, CBS News, Hollywood.))
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