[Roanoke-Fire]

[ANCHOR=Kim]

[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=03-28 TC=28:02]
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A private auto garage in Roanoke catches fire.
The owner says he believes someone intentionally set the blaze.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/This Morning]

He said it's the third fire to break out recently at the business which is located at 13th Street and Tazewell Avenue.
Firefighters were called to the building just before 5 A-M. It included a vacant apartment above the garage. Damage estimates have not been released. While the owner believes it was arson, investigators have yet to determine the cause.

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[7-11County-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=03-23 TC48:43]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Invest.]

There's new information in the Roanoke County shooting that happened Tuesday. Court records say that accused killer Muhammed Majeed told police, "I don't know why I did it." Rachel Cannon has more.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :14]
[SUPER=@rachel2; :45]
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[OUT Q=RC, NEWS 7, ROANOKE CO.]

(( 23-year-old Muhammed Majeed remains in custody after being arraigned and denied bond. He faces first degree murder and a felony weapon charge in the shooting death of 42-year-old Christopher Hanes. Hanes was killed at his home on Larson Lane Tuesday morning. Records show police searched Majeeed's apartment on Garst Mill Road taking into evidence a gun case, holster, lease agreement, and computer.
Majeed had previously rented this home on Welton Avenue from Hanes. Court records say he went to the Hanes home to get his $575-dollar security deposit. Family members say Christopher Hanes let him into the house and while they were discussing the matter Majeed shot him.
They say Christopher's wife Jill heard noise and a gunshot, she asked Majeed not to hurt her children, he said they have nothing to do with this ... and she left with them safely. Rachel Cannon, News 7, Roanoke County.))
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[ANCHOR=kim]
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Court records also show Christopher Hanes was set to go on trial in August. He was accused of not revealing he was a convicted felon when trying to obtain a firearm. The nature and date of that felony conviction are unknown but the attorney who was expected to represent Hanes says the pending case was a mistake. He says Hanes received a copy of his record, it came back clean so he thought he could apply for the permit legally. Meanwhile, a preliminary hearing for the murder charge against Muhammed Majeed is set for August 25th.

[Roanoke-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=03-28 TC=28:02]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]


A private auto garage in Roanoke catches fire.
The owner says he believes someone intentionally set the blaze.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/This Morning]

He said it's the third fire to break out recently at the business which is located at 13th Street and Tazewell Avenue.
Firefighters were called to the building just before 5 A-M. It included a vacant apartment above the garage. Damage estimates have not been released. While the owner believes it was arson, investigators have yet to determine the cause.

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[45-11Shallenberger]


[ANCHOR=kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=03-33 TC00:51]
[GRAPHIC=Sentencing]


Matthew Shallenberger's mother says her son deserves to die.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.]


Shallenberger has pled guilty to the October murders of Julian Lewis Junior and his 25 year old son at their Keeling home.
Prosecutors say Shallenberger and another man, Rodney Fuller, joined Lewis' wife Theresa in a murder for hire scheme.
During yesterday's penalty phase, Fuller took the stand to say insurance money was the motive.
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[SOT 16:27]
[IN Q=Who told you about]

((RODNEY FULLER/CO-DEFENDANT: WHO TOLD YOU ABOUT THE INSURANCE MONEY? SHALLENBERGER. WHAT DID HE TELL YOU ABOUT THE INSURANCE MONEY? HE SAID HE WAS GOING TO KILL HER HUSBAND, THEY WERE GOING TO GET THE INSURANCE MONEY.))
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[OUT Q=insurance money]
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[VO-NAT]


The Commonwealth's Attorney argued today Shallenberger deserves to die because he planned the murders and showed no remorse for it.
Defense Attorneys argue putting Shallenberger to death would be too easy and believe the ultimate punishment would be life without parole.
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[ANCHOR=kim]
[SS=HOLD]


Shallenberger's mother took the stand yesterday afternoon and said her son deserves life in prison as well as the death penalty.
A power outage yesterday forced the judge to reschedule closing arguments for Friday morning.

[45-6-Graham-Visit]


[ANCHOR=kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=03-30 TC52:06]
[GRAPHIC=None]

U-S Senator Bob Graham is making a trip to southwest Virginia to try and stir up support for his campaign for presidency.
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[VO-NAT]

The Florida Democrat will make a pit stop in Roanoke next Wednesday. NASCAR drivers Ward Burton and Jon Wood will be campaigning with Graham at the Winners Circle NASCAR Shop-- along with Eddie Wood and Cooter Jones from the Dukes of Hazard. Later in the evening-- Bluegrass legend Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys will join the campaign.
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[IN Q=You need to ]

((YOU NEED TO REACH OUT AND TALK TO VOTERS IN ALL PARTS OF THE STATE AND SO FOR BOB GRAHAM TO COME OT SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA IN HIS FIRST TRIP AND TO HAVE A MAJOR PRESENCE HERE WHICH HE'LL HAVE NEXT WEDNESDAY I THINK IT'S EXCITING AND THE RIGHT PLACE TO START. ))
[SUPER=01-Steve Jarding/Graham Campaign Communication Director; :00]
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[anchor=Shannon]
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Graham will be at the Winners Circle NASCAR Shop from five to seven P-M. Music with Ralph Stanley is scheduled for eight P-M at the Coffee Pot. The campaign is asking for a 50- dollar donation.

[Roanoke-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=03-28 TC=28:02]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]


A private auto garage in Roanoke catches fire.
The owner says he believes someone intentionally set the blaze.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/This Morning]

He said it's the third fire to break out recently at the business which is located at 13th Street and Tazewell Avenue.
Firefighters were called to the building just before 5 A-M. It included a vacant apartment above the garage. Damage estimates have not been released. While the owner believes it was arson, investigators have yet to determine the cause.

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[8-6-Elected-Scho]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=cak]
[TAPE#=03-32 TC01:07]
[ANCHOR=kim]
[graphic=none]

Many in Roanoke's educational community would like citizens to choose the city's school board members.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

As it is now, the Roanoke School Board is appointed by City Council. In many places across the state, school board members are elected by the voters. The Roanoke Education Association and the Roanoke City Retired Teachers Association want to let the voters decide which way is better.
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[IN Q=Its a very very important]

((ANNITA PRICE: ITS A VERY VERY IMPORTANT DECISION AND ITS ONE THAT CERTAINLY DOES INFLUENCE EVERYONE WHETHER OR NOT YOU HAVE A CHILD SPECIFICALLY IN THE SCHOOLS.))
[SUPER=01-Annita Price/Roanoke Education Association President]
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[OUT Q=specifically in the schools.]
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[VO-NAT]

Signatures are being collected to put the issue on the ballot in November. Teachers are hoping voters could have a voice in the selection process by next year.
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[8-11Animal-House]


[ANCHOR=kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=03-19 TC1:09:42]
[GRAPHIC=None]

After a lot of controversy, a woman has decided to move out of Ronaoke in order to keep her 57 dogs.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


The city gave Caroline Laprad until next week to either get rid of her dogs or move.
So, she's packing up and moving somewhere she and her animals are welcome.
Her attorney says she's signed a lease on some property in Patrick County.
Her new landlord is OK with all the animals.
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[SOT 1:56:08]
[IN Q=God put them]

(( GOD PUT THEM ON THIS EARTH FOR US TO TAKE CARE OF. MAYBE I'VE GOT MORE THAN I SHOULD. BUT THAT'S JUST THE WAY IT'S TURNED OUT. AND SO I'M GOING TO DO MY BEST AS FAR AS TAKING CARE OF THEM. ))
[SUPER=01-Caroline Laprad/Dog Owner;]
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[OUT Q=taking care of them.]
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[VO-NAT]


The city limits homeowners to FOUR dogs, but Patrick County has NO limits on how many animals a person can own.
Laprad says her nearest neighbor will be a mile away.
She's asked the city to give her more time, so she can find a way to transport all of her dogs to their new home.

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