Coming up on News 7 at 5, three teenagers are arrested for allegedly plotting a killing spree.
Also the trial begins for a Pittsylvania County man accused of committing two murders.
Hot and humid today and the same is expected tomorrow. Temperature highs near 90 through mid-week. The full story just ahead.
Three New Jersey Teens are accused of planning a mass murder attack on people in the community.
This 18 year old is the alleged mastermind behind it all.
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((THEY HAD IDENTIFIED THREE JUVENILES THAT THEY HAD PLANNED TO EXECUTE.))
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Prosecutors say the teens also planned to kill people randomly in the community of Oaklyn New Jersey and they say the boys had an arsenal of weapons that was overwhelming.
Jennifer Donelan is in Camden County, New Jersey with details.
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[SUPER=01-Jennifer Donelan/CBS News;]
[Super=01-Matthew Rich/Carjacking Victim;]
[super=01-Chris Ferrari/Oaklyn Police Chief;]
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CONSIDER THE ARSENAL OF GUNS, SWORDS AND KNIVES. THEN ADD 2-THOUSAND
ROUNDS OF AMMUNITION. THE THOUGHT OF POLICE SAY 'COULD HAVE BEEN' IS
ALMOST TOO MUCH TO HANDLE FOR THE RESIDENTS OF OAKLYN, NEW JERSEY.
SOT - BRIAN DAVIDSON/RESIDENT
"It scary what could happened could have It could have been pretty
big....all that they had on 'em it coulda been something"
MOST DISTURBING...POLICE SAY THEY FOUND THE WEAPONS STRAPPED ON A 14
YEAR OLD BOY, 15 YEAR OLD BOY, AND 18 YEAR OLD MICHEAL LOVETT. HE'S THE
ACCUSED MASTERMIND OF A MASS MURDER PLOT POLICE SAY WAS IN THE WORKS
SOT - VINCENT SARUBBI/COUNTY PROSECUTOR
They had developed a plan and that they had taken steps to prepare
themselves and had in fact begun to initiate this plan.
STANDUP - JENNIFER DONELAN
"It was 4 am Sunday when police say the three were set to begin at this
very intersection, but first they needed to steal a car. Turns out
their first victim would be their only victim."
MATTHEW RICH SAYS THE TEENS TRIED TO CARJACK HIM. HE ESCAPED AND
MATTHEW RICH/CARJACKING VICTIM
"And then I refer to the officer, they're packing enough weapons to
start a small war, he called for backup and they found all the weapons
on the children."
AUTHORITIES WON'T TALK ABOUT MOTIVE, BECAUSE THEY'RE STILL SEARCHING
CONFISCATED COMPUTER FILES. POLICE DID FIND A LIST OF INTENDED
VICTIMS. 3 YOUNG RESIDENTS WERE SPECIFIC TARGETS, THEN THE PLAN WAS TO
SHOOT PEOPLE AT RANDOM.
CHRIS FERRARI/OAKLYN POLICE CHIEF
"Investigation revealed that there was going to be multiple targets,
they wanted to create widespread hysteria and injury."
POLICE MAY HAVE FOILED THEIR PLOTBUT THE POTENTIAL OF SUCH VIOLENCE
WILL SCARE RESIDENTS OF THIS SMALL TOWN FOR A LONG TIME TO COME.
JENNIFER DONELAN CBS NEWS OAKLYN, NEW JERSEY.))
C-I-A officials tonight say the voice heard on Al Jazeera TV last week is probably the voice of Saddam Hussein.
But they say the voice quality isn't good enough for them to be absolutely sure.
Analysts say there's nothing on the tape to prove that it was recorded recently.
The person identified as Saddam said he's still in Iraq and he called for continued attacks on Americans there.
And there have been more attacks. Three more Americans have died since yesterday in Iraq, but top military officials say there's no need to increase the number of troops there.
The third and final defendant in a Pittsylvania double murder is now on trial.
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Jury selection started this morning in the case of Matthew Shallenberger.
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He's accused in the October murders of Julian Lewis Jr. and his 25 year old son Charles at their Keeling home.
Prosecutors say Shallenberger and another man, Rodney Fuller, joined Lewis' wife, Theresa, in a murder-for-hire scheme.
Theresa Lewis was sentenced to die for the crime.
Fuller pled guilty and is serving a life sentence.
Shallenberger's trial is expected to last all week.
If you're still finding spam in your email inbox... you're not alone.
Even though Virginia's new anti-spam law took effect last week, officials say it will be awhile before those annoying messages disappear.
Law enforcement officials say their biggest challenge to stopping illegal email is finding the source.
That's because spammers go out of their way to hide where their messages are coming from.
Still, officials say they are prepared to enforce the new law and are already working on some cases.
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((LISA HICKS-THOMAS/ATTORNEY GENERAL'S COMPUTER CRIME DIRECTOR: WE KNOW THE NUMBERS ARE GOING UP. NOT ONLY IS IT ANNOYING FOR THE AVERAGE CONSUMER BUT IT IS COSTING THE INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDERS, ALOT OF WHICH ARE LOCATED HERE IN VIRGINIA, BILLIONS OF DOLLARS BECAUSE THEY HAVE TO EMPLOY DIFFERENT TECHNIQUES TO TRY TO SCREEN OUT YOUR SPAM AND THEY HAVE TO EMPLOY DIFFERENT PERSONNEL.))
[SUPER=01-Lisa Hicks-Thomas/Attorney General's Computer Crime Dir.]
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Attorney General Jerry Kilgore is scheduled to testify before a congressional subcommittee tomorrow on Virginia's anti-spam law.
It is considered the toughest in the nation and may serve as the model for a new federal law.
It's a popular list that would prevent telemarketers from calling people at home- Now it's now availible to more Americans.
Starting today, people east of the Mississippi can put phone numbers on the national do-not-call registry by dialing a toll-free number.
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The registry number is 1-888-382-1222.
And you can still sign up online at "do-not-call.gov."
If you do want to sign up by phone - remember you must use the phone that you want registered to make the call.
The Campaign for Fair Airfares is ready to begin talks with Air Tran ... a low cost carrier.
Almost two million dollars has been collected in pledges from business in the region who want lower airfares out of Roanoke Regional Airport.
Now that the money has been pledged a consultant will sit down with Air Tran and try and make a deal.
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((BETH DOUGHTY/ROANOKE REGIONAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE; PEOPLE ALWAYS ASK ME ALL THE TIME, AM I ONE HUNDRED PERCENT SURE THIS IS GOING TO WORK NO I'M NOT A HUNDRED PERCENT SURE IT WILL WORK BUT I'M ONE HUNDRED PERCENT SURE THAT IF WE DO NOTHING THEN THINGS ARE NEVER GOING TO GET ANY BETTER. ))
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With a pledge, a business is promising to fly on Air Tran for a certain percentage of their traveling.
Roanoke Mayor Ralph Smith says a busy airport means a thriving city and that residents need to use our airport more.
No word yet on how long the talks with Air Tran will take.
The actor best known as Jed Clampett on the Beverly Hillbillies has died.
Christian Rudolph Ebsen better known as Buddy Ebsen passed away Sunday.
He was an accomplished dancer who actually tapped his way into show business in 1928.
His father was a dancer, his mother a painter, but if had been up to him.
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((BUDDY EPSEN/JULY 1990: ACTUALY I WANTED TO BE A DOCTOR AND I STUDIED PRE MED FOR TWO YEARS BUT MY MOTHER WAS ALWAYS PUSHING ME TOWARDS SHOWBUSINESS.))
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He danced alongside Shirley Temple in Captain January in 1936,
He played Audrey Hepburn's husband in Breakfast at Tiffanys and
then he landed the part as the hillbilly turned millionaire in the TV series "The Beverly Hillbillies."
Buddy Ebsen had another long run with the detective series Barnaby Jones. Ebsen was 95.
We will have an update as doctors begin a four day operation to separate two adult cojoined twins.
Also Kobe Bryant could find out any minute if he will face sexual assault charges in Colorado.
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Los Angeles Laker star Kobe Bryant could find out today if he will be slapped with sexual assault charges.
Prosecutors in Colorado are plotting their next move after a woman accused Bryant of misconduct at a hotel near Vail.
Manuel Gallegus has more.
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[SUPER=01-Mitch Kupchak/Lakers General Manager;]
[SUPER=01-Manuel Gallegus/CBS News;]
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((KOBE BRYANT the star basketball player who helped lead the LA lakers to
three championships is facing a serious accusation -that he may have
sexually assaulted a young woman. BRYANT TURNED HIMSELF IN LAST FRIDAY.
HE WAS ARRESTED AND REMAINS FREE ON 25 THOUSAND DOLLARS BAIL. THE
LAKERS GENERAL MANAGER SAID THE CHARGES WERE OUT OF CHARACTER FOR THE
KOBE THEY KNOW:
Super: Mitch Kupchak/Lakers General Manager
BRYANT, WHO IS 24, IS ACCUSED OF SEXUALLY ASSAULTING THE WOMAN LAST
MONDAY JUNE 30TH . SHE WAS WORKING AT AN EXCLUSIVE RESORT NEAR VAIL
COLORADO WHERE MANAGEMENT CONFIRMED THE BASKETBALL PLAYER WAS STAYING.
BRYANT WAS SCHEDULED FOR KNEE SURGERY TUESDAY AT THE STEADMAN HAWKINS
SPORTS MEDICINE CLINIC IN VAIL.
A STATEMENT RELEASED BY BRYANTS ATTORNEY SAYS THAT HE IS INNOCENT AND
EXPECTS TO BE COMPLETELY EXONERATED. IT ALSO ACCUSES THE EAGLE COUNTY
SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT OF BIAS, SAYING THAT AN ARREST WAS MADE BEFORE THE
DISTRICT ATTORNEY HAS EVEN DECIDED WHETHER TO CHARGE BRYANT.
SHERIFF INVESTIGATORS CLAIM HEY HAD ENOUGH PHYSICAL EVIDENCE TO ARREST
REACTION FROM SOME LAKER FANS
BRYANT ENTERED THE N-B-A STRAIGHT OUT OF HIGH SCHOOL - DRAWING A LOT OF
HYPE AND ATTENTION, BUT HE QUICKLY PROVED HE WAS WORTH IT. LAST SEASON,
HE WAS THE N-B-AS SECOND LEADING SCORER.
Just moments ago the prosecutor in the case said no charges have been filed at this time, but that does not mean they cannot be filed in the future. The investigation is ongoing.
Doctors are still in the midst of separating two sister joined at the head.
The two Iranian women have been joined at the head for 29 years.
The sisters want to separate even though it could kill one or both of them.
The separation process requires several intensive surgeries.
Doctors are cutting millimeter by millimeter and the process expects to last four days.
The 300,000-dollar cost is being covered by the Iranian President.
A similar operation was performed successfully on two newborns in 2001.
The disease known as M-P-S one is a rare and usually fatal condition with little or no effective treatment, until perhaps now.
As Dr. Sean Kenniff tells us, a drug is showing some promise.
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((MEET EIGHT YEAR-OLD JACKLYN MARTINEZ. LIKE MOST KIDS HER AGE SHE LIKES
TO WATCH TV AND COLOR. BUT SHE'S SUFFERING FROM A DISEASE CALLED
MUCOPOLYSACCHARIDOSIS, OR MPS.
SOT: DR. MISLEN BAUER/MIAMI CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL
"It's a rare genetic disorder where that patient is missing an enzyme."
DR. MISLEN BAUER AT THE MIAMI CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL SAYS -- THAT --
GENETIC LACK OF AN ENZYME LEADS TO PROBLEMS WITH THE HEART, THE LUNGS,
THE BRAIN, IN FACT IT AFFECTS EVERY ORGAN, AND THOSE WHO HAVE IT USUALLY
DIE IN CHILDHOOD.
"Well we have the severe form which is usually fatal by seven, maximum
of seven. Then the milder form might die in their teenage years it's
considered a progressive and fatal condition."
THE ONLY TREATMENT? A RISKY BONE MARROW TRANSPLANT, AND IT WOULD ONLY
CORRECT SOME OF HER PROBLEMS.
"With so few options, Jacklyn needs a miracle...and her family is
hoping it comes from a revolutionary new medicine called aldurazyme."
THE AIM OF THE DRUG IS TO REPLACE THE MISSING ENZYME...WHICH HELPS THE
BODY BREAK DOWN COMPLEX SUGARS. WHEN IT DOESN'T...CELLS BECOME
OVERLOADED AND EVENTUALLY DIE.
"What do I want for her. I want her to walk and run and be happy again."
IF THEY WORK, THE INFUSIONS OF ALDURAZYME WILL HAVE TO CONTINUE--
WEEKLY-- FOR LIFE. FOR JACKLYN'S FATHER-- IT WILL BE A SMALL PRICE TO
PAY...FOR HIS DAUGHTER'S LIFE...
DR. SEAN KENNIFF, CBS NEWS.))
a little later in the newscast, we'll see what happened as some thrillseekers brave the bulls in Pamplona.
Coming up next on our Marketwatch report, it is a good day for investors on Wall Street.
Then a little bit later, we'll see a blonde attorney can defeat the Terminator at the weekend box office.
The global rally that started in Asia, ended the day on Wall Street as U-S markets shot higher by the close of trading.
As Trish Regan tells us the DOW saw a triple digit gain.
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The ticker begins this Monday night with a number of disturbing events from the NBA.
For starters there is nothing new in the Kobe Bryant case.
A woman says Kobe is guilty of sexual misconduct. Kobe's lawyer says his client is innocent. So far, prosecutors have not filed any charges.
The Orlando Magic's Darrell Armstrong was arrested outside of an Orlando nightcap early this morning.
Armstrong is accused of fighting with a female police officer outside of the nightclub.
The officer Teresa Joyce, received a sprained finger as a result of the scuffle with Armstrong.
Armstrong was released on a $1000 bond.
The Portland Trailblazers Damon Stoudamire was also arrested at the start of the 4th of July weekend at a Tucson, Arizona airport and charged with a possession of an unspecified drug.
The fourth of July racing news was interesting to the say the least as local favorite Jon Wood picked up his first Craftsman Truck Series win out in Kansas City.
And Greg Biffle won his first Winston Cup race at Daytona in the Pepsi 400.
Biffle is the only man in NASCAR history to win both a truck and busch series title.
He is considered to be a throwback to the days of Pearson. Earnhardt Senior and Yarborough.
And like those guys - what you see is what you get.
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This week the NASCAR series heads to the Chicago land Speedway for the Tropicana 400.
The Salem Avalanche battles the Potomac Cannons tonight in the third game of a three game set between the two Carolina League teams. The Avs are in the middle of their longest road trip of the season, playing nine games over a 10 day period.
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[SUPER=01-Brooks Conrad/Avalanche Infielder; :00]
[SUPER=01-Todd Self/Avalanche Outfielder; :24]
Coming up tonight on News 7 at six, the Avalanche talks about the team's hitting. We;ll also check out highlights of the Yanks win over the Red Sox, and the US Open win for Hilary Lunke.
That's it for the ticker but don't go away, more News 7 at five coming your way.
He said he'd be back -- and he meant it.
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``Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines'' led the way at the long weekend box office, taking in 44 MILLION dollars. Since opening Wednesday, the third installment of the Terminator franchise has taken in 72-and-a-half (m) million dollars. It's Arnold Schwarzenegger's biggest weekend at the movies ever. `
That was enough to keep Reese Witherspoon out of the top spot.
Her ``Legally Blonde 2: Red, White and Blonde'' debuted in second place, with 39-point-two (m) million since Wednesday.
Thousands of visitors are in the streets of Pamplona, Spain this week for the annual running of the bulls.
The country's best- known summer festival kicked off today with the first of seven bull runs.
Officials say no one was gored, and there were only minor injuries, mostly from people falling down or getting stepped on.
Those who are are willing to brave the bulls say they know the dangers.
The running of the bulls dates back to the 16th century when it was the most practical way to get the bulls to the ring for the afternoon fight.