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Coming up on News 7-
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A Pentecostal preacher convicted of molesting young boys is back in custody after jumping parole. A Roanoke police officer is injured after crashing his patrol car. And, actor Charles Bronson dies from pneumonia.
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Plus, highlights from Virginia Tech's win over Central Florida. News 7 is next.





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((WE ARE JUST VERY PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THIS EVENING THAT HE HAS BEEN CAPTURED.))
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Convicted pedophile Tony Leyva is in custody tonight.
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Good evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton.

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It's been more than a month since Tony Leyva skipped parole. Tonight, US Marshals told reporters Leyva has been captured in Haiti.
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Jennifer Wishon joins us now with details. Teresa - The U-S Attorney says Leyva is in the best place he could be tonight - in custody.
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Immediately after Leyva skipped town U-S Marshals determined he had left the country and within seven days learned he was hiding out in Haiti. But, it's taken this long to pin- point his exact whereabouts.
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((A self- ordained minister, Tony Leyva pled guilty in 1988 to conspiring to molest dozens of young boys at tent revivals held throughout the Southeast.
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((JOHN BROWNLEE: IN 1987 THE US ATTORNEY'S OFFICE AND THE FBI RECEIVED REPORTS OF CHILD SEXUAL MOLESTATION BY TONY LEYVA IN THE ROANOKE COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT. THIS REPORT CAME FROM FOUR LOCAL TEENAGE BOYS WHO HAD ALLEGEDLY BEEN MOLESTED BY LEYVA IN ROANOKE COUNTY, AS WELL AS OTHER SOUTHERN STATES.))
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He was then sentenced to 20 years in federal prison. In 2000 Leyva was transferred to the state prison system and two years later let out on parole. He then moved into the Jefferson Motor Lodge in Roanoke where he lived without incident until this past July.
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((JOHN BROWNLEE: ON JULY 14, 2003, LEYVA NOTIFIED THE MANAGER OF THE LODGE THAT HE HAD OBTAINED PERMISSION FROM POLICE OFFICERS TO TRAVEL TO HENDERSONVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA TO VISIT HIS SICK MOTHER. VISITS THE NEXT DAY BY BOTH FEDERAL AND STATE PROBATION OFFICERS REVEALED THAT LEYVA HAD LEFT UNDER FALSE PRETENSES AND HAD TAKEN ALL HIS PERSONAL BELONGINGS.))
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Authorities won't yet say how they learned Leyva had fled to Haiti, but they feel confident he'll return to prison once he's back on U-S soil.
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((G. WAYNE PIKE/US MARSHAL: OF COURSE HE HAS THE RIGHT TO AN ADMINISTRATIVE HEARING, BUT I WOULD THINK IT'S PROBABLY A FORGONE CONCLUSION HE'LL BE BACK TO FEDERAL PRISON TO SERVE THE REMAINDER OF THE TIME HE HAS TO SERVE.))
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If that happens Leyva will return to prison for nine years. Haitian officials have charged Leyva with false identity, but it's not clear if he committed any additional crimes while in the country.
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Teresa, Leyva is expected to be returned to the United States within the next 48 hours and officials expect he'll be back in Roanoke by the end of the week.

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There's still no word on what sparked a fire in Roanoke this morning.
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Crews arrived at this house on the corner of Stewart Avenue and 18th Street around 10 o'clock.
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((BOBBY SLAYTON/ROANOKE FIREFIGHTER: THE FIRST ARRIVING UNITS GAVE HEAVY SMOKE SHOWING ON ALL SIDES, HEAVY FLAMES FROM THE REAR. THERE WAS ONE PERSON IN THE HOUSE AT THE TIME, SHE WAS TAKEN OUT AND TRANSPORTED.))
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Gerl Dillon is currently being treated at Roanoke Memorial Hospital and is listed in fair condition. Her daughter, Teresa, returned home after hearing her parent's house had caught fire. She says the family was having some problems with an electrical outlet, but firefighters have NOT said if the fire was electrical in nature.
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It was also a busy day for fire crews in Roanoke County after a garage caught fire.
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It happened on Greenway drive around 11:30. Hollins and Read Mountain fire departments responded and had the blaze under control within 20 minutes. Investigators say a man was working on his motorcycle -- he had taken the gas tank off, and a spark from the battery ignited the fuel. Two sports cars and a B-M-W were damaged and the garage was a total loss. The damage is estimated at 78- thousand dollars.
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A Roanoke City police officer was treated for minor injuries suffered in an accident following a chase last night.
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It came to an end at the corner of 4th Street and Salem Avenue shortly before midnight.
Police say the male officer was pursuing a suspect and hit another citizen's car. The passengers of that car were not injured.
But the officer suffered a minor gash to the head.
The suspect he was chasing was caught a block away.
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Another chase overnight in Roanoke County.
Police say in this one, a drunk driver was trying to run from them and hit another motorist.
James Burkholder is charged with drunk driving, felony hit and run, reckless driving and trying to elude police.



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Police in Roanoke are taking advantage of the holiday weekend to urge people not to drink and drive.
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Nearly 35 officers manned the checkpoint for about 4 and a half hours last night at the Bennington Street Bridge in Southeast. Two people were charged with driving under the influence. One possession of marijuana and one possession of cocaine charge were also made. The roadblock was part of an effort to discourage drinking and driving over the holiday weekend.
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Tropical storm Grace hit Texas earlier today with heavy rain and high winds. Jason Ridley tells us how residents and business owners prepared for the storm.
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Action film star Charles Bronson has died. That story still ahead on the newscast.
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and also, hundreds of thousands of Iraqis protest a bombing, and mourn the death of a beloved cleric.
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((Hey, everybody. Travis Wells here in the News 7 Sports Office. Coming up later, Bryan Randall and Marcus Vick shine as Tech puts together a quick start and a strong finish to knockout Central Florida. Matt Schaub is out for the Cavs Saturday date with the Gamecocks and it's cut down day in the NFL. Plus, Texas Terry Labonte is great at Darlington. All that and more on the way in sports.))

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Famous for sticking up for the common man, actor Charles Bronson has died.
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Bronson died yesterday from complications of pneumonia in Los Angeles. He had been hospitalized for weeks. He first worked as a coal miner before switching to films. He became famous in the "Death Wish" series in the 70's and '80's. Bronson was 81 years old.
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More than a quarter million people took to the streets in Iraq today -- vowing revenge for Friday's bombing that killed 125 people, including a prominent Shiite cleric. Scott Rapoport has more.
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((BEATING THEIR CHESTS AND WEEPING OPENLY IN THE STREETS, MORE THAN 300-THOUSAND MUSLIMS LEFT BAGHDAD FOR A TWO-DAY, 110-MILE MARCH TO THE HOLY CITY OF NAJAF. THEYRE FOLLOWING THE COFFIN OF A BELOVED SHIITE LEADER ASSASSINATED IN FRIDAYS CAR BOMBING. AT LEAST 125 OTHERS WERE ALSO KILLED. IRAQI POLICE HANDLING THE INVESTIGATION SAY THEYVE ARRESTED (AT LEAST) 19 SUSPECTS.... MANY OF THEM FOREIGNERS... AND ALL BELONGING TO A FUNDIMENTALIST BRANCH OF SUNNI ISLAM, FROM WHICH AL-QAIDA LEADER, OSAMA BIN LADEN DRAWS HIS INSPIRATION. BUT MANY SHIITES BLAME SADDAM HUSSEIN LOYALISTS... AND THE U-S LED COALITION. THE GOVERNOR OF NAJAF SAYS AMERICAN TROOPS SHOULD TAKE FULL RESPONSIBILTY FOR SECURITY IN IRAQ, BECAUSE IRAQI POLICE DONT HAVE THE PROPER EQUIPMENT OR TRAINING.
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BUT TROOPS WOULD ARGUE THEY ARE FOCUSING ON SECURITY. THEY RAIDED A COMPOUND OF A NOTORIOUS IRAQI CRIME FAMILY IN TIKRIT EARLY SUNDAY MORNING.
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er Regime guys who are still financing a lot of the operations, financing the trigger pullers...
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THESE MOURNERS SAY THEY WONT WAIT FOR AMERICANS TO EXACT REVENGE... THEY VOW TO TAKE CARE OF IT THEMSELVES. BUT FOR NOW, THEY MARCH... FIRST TO THE HOLY SITES IN KARBALA... THEN TO THE BLAST SITE... NAJAFS HOLIEST SHRINE... FOR THE FUNERAL. SCOTT RAPOPORT, CBS NEWS.))

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U-S troops arrested fifteen members of a notorious crime family in a raid last night. More than 100 soldiers raided a coffee shop and two houses in an attempt to capture the man the U-S believes is responsible for several deadly attacks in recent weeks. He was not found, but 15 other people were arrested.
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In a separate inicident, soldiers took part in raids to capture Ba'ath party members. Two dozen men were arrested and transported to detention camps.
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Still to come on the newscast, Virginia Tech got a hard earned win over Central Florida tonight, we'll have the highlights in a little bit,
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but the fans in the parking lots didn't wait for the end of the game to start the party. We'll have a taste of tailgaiting when we return.
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An annual tradition is underway this weekend at Roanoke County's Explore Park.
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Music is just one of many things that make up the eighth annual Appalachian Folk Festival.
The three day event celebrates the traditions of western Virginia's Appalachian heritage.
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((ROGER ELLMORE/EXPLORE PARK: WE GOT A LOT OF ACTIVITY IN THE NATIVE AMERICA AREA. WE HAVE A NATIVE AMERICAN DRUM ROAST, WE HAVE A LOT OF ACTIVITIES GOING ON IN THE 1740'S WITH MUSIC AND CRAFTS, AND A LOT OF THINGS FOR FAMILIES AND KIDS TO DO ALL THROUGH THE PARK.))
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The event usually attracts anywhere from two to five thousand people depending on the weather.
The folk festival happens rain or shine... and continues through tomorrow from ten until five.
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It's been a long year for the Virginia Tech Hokies. The school received national attention a few months ago when it first filed suit against the Atlantic Coast Conference and then later joined the ACC. But as Jennifer Wishon reports, fans say they're ready to put the past behind them and get on with the game.
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((SECRET RECIPE, CHICKEN BARBECUE.))
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Paul Marin and his family showed up six hours before the Hokie's season opener Sunday. Games give three generation's of Marin's family an excuse to get together, but that time doesn't come without its own set of rules.
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((PAUL SIEGEL: SOMETIMES THE GRANDCHILDREN SAY NOW WHEN YOU'RE GOING TO SIT WITH GRANDPA, OR THEY CALL MY PAPPY, HE HAS RULES. YOU DON'T BOO, ET CETERA. AND THEY ALL KNOW WHAT THE RULES ARE.))
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Many alumni can remember when game- day parking was free, but these days one of these Golden Hokie slots set you back 2,000 bucks.
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((MAN HOWLING)) Fans still traveled from far and wide for a chance to watch the Hokies kick off their season.
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((ROB BLUMEL: THESE TWO ARE FROM CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA, WE LIVE IN ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA, WE HAVE ONE FROM RICHMOND AND ONE FROM CHARLOTTE.))
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While some carefully applied their war paint, young quarterbacks put on their game faces and warmed up their arms.
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((MAN WITH GOBBLER HAT)) The clouds threatened rain, traffic flowed smoothly, giving tailgaters time to get set for the game.
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((ANGELA KING: WE TRY AND DO A THEME FOR EACH TAILGATE AND OF COURSE FLORIDA SEEMED KIND OF WARM AND TROPICAL ALTHOUGH TODAY ISN'T EXACTLY LIKE THAT.))
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But from the very elaborate, to the most frugal efforts, everyone had the same thing on their minds.
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((GO HOKIES, GO HOKIES))
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((JENNIFER WISHON/REPORTING: TECH ATHLETIC OFFICIALS MADE PLENTY OF OFF SEASON NEWS THIS YEAR WHEN THEY FOUGHT TO KEEP THE BIG EAST CONFERENCE INTACT AND LATER ENDED UP JOINING THE ACC. BUT FANS TODAY AREN'T CONCERNED WITH CONFERENCES. THEY'RE JUST READY FOR THE SEASON TO START.))
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((ANGELA KING: UM, YEAH, IT MEANS YOU'VE GOT TO GET HURT EARLY, YOU'RE READY TO PARTY, YOU BRING YOUR FRIENDS AND OF COURSE IT'S EXCITEMENT, YOU KNOW WE'RE READY TO START A NEW SEASON, HEADING FOR A NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP.))
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National Championship or not, fans say hats off to the Hokies. Jennifer Wishon, News 7, Blacksburg.))
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Mike Stevens will have a wrap up of today's game coming up in sports.


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Coming up, the Hokies start strong and finish stronger to beat Central Florida. Matt Schaub is out for UVA's game at South Carolina, and the Iceman is one cool customer at Darlington, but First in tonight's Extra Point -
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Tech offensive coordinator Bryan Stinespring has had a full day. Besides calling the plays that led to 49 points and over 500 yards of offense today - he was in the hospital this morning as his wife Shelley gave birth to their fourth child - a little girl named Ella Grace was born at 2 o'clock this morning.
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At times they were almost perfect - and at others they were anything but. Still, the Hokies hung 49 points on Central Florida and won their season opener going away. Mike Stevens has our story.
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The Virginia Cavaliers will get back to business tomorrow in preparation for Saturday's contest at South Carolina.
Coach Al Groh said on a teleconference tonight that while Matt Schaub's injured shoulder felt more comfortable today, the senior signal caller will not play against the Gamecocks. That means that Anthony Martinez will get his first career start.
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Schaub will undergo more tests on Monday and it is unclear how long he will be out of action.

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Today was cut down day in the NFL as teams were required to get down to a 53 man roster.
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Among the surprising casualties was Shayne Graham. The former Hokie kicker and Pulaski County Cougar was released by the Panthers. Graham, who was picked up last season by the club had battled veteran John Kasay throughout training camp.
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Among the other cuts today involving local products--Nick Sorenson was released by the Rams and former Wahoo Jerton Evans was let go by the Bills.

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The Salem Avalanche knocked off the Lynchburg Hillcats tonight by a score of 7 to 6. The Avs win coupled with Kinston's 4-1 loss to Myrtle Beach means that the Carolina League's Southern Division pennant chase will come down to the final day of the regular season. Salem and Kinston are dead even entering tomorrow's play. The Avalanche hosts Lynchburg at 7-05.

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Forty-Seven year old Terry Labonte scored one for Nascar's veterans this afternoon in Darlington, picking up his first victory since 1999 in the 54th Southern 500. Ironically, Labonte's first career start and his first career win came at the expense of the Lady in Black.
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It's also the track too tough to tame and just 5 laps in it beared its teeth. There was big trouble in the form of this five car mess. Among those involved were Rusty Wallace, Michael Waltrip and Dale Jarrett.
Then at lap 167 Casey Mears turns Jeff Gordon around and Gordon sets off another demolition derby. Johnny Benson and Ken Schrader were also taken out.
Ryan Newman had one of the fastest cars today, but Newman inadvertently hit the car's kill switch ending his hopes of winning.
Labonte beat everyone off of pit road with just 30 laps to go and held off Kevin Harvick for his first trip to victory lane in 156 races.
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