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After attempting to escape from police last week, a Botetourt County murder suspect appeared in court today.
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And authorities have released the name of the man who was struck and killed by a Norfolk Southern train today in Franklin County.
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A mix of sun and clouds will once again lead to a few showers and thunderstorms as we head through the afternoon. I'll have your forecast.
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News 7 at Noon starts right now...

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An early morning accident involving a train claims the life of a man in Franklin County.
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The train struck and killed the man.
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State Police say it happened on a stretch of tracks underneath a small private bridge on Blue Street near Boones Mill.
Norfolk Southern reports that just before one A-M, a train turned a corner to find a man lying beside his bicycle on the tracks. The train attempted to stop, but was unable to, and struck 25- year- old Christopher Michael Coe. Coe was pronounced dead at the scene.
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A Botetourt County man accused of killing his cousin appeared in court this morning.
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47-year-old Milen Rube Goins is being held in the Botetourt County jail without bond.
He says he's going to hire a lawyer to represent him.
Goins is charged with first degree murder in the shooting death of his cousin.
Investigators were driving him back from North Carolina to face those charges last week when he tried to escape on Interstate 581. They say he tried to strangle one of the investigators.
Goins will be charged in Roanoke City with that attack, but it may be some time before charges are filed.
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An accident has claimed a Roanoke woman's life, and left her husband facing charges. Roanoke County officers got the call just after 10 last night to Newport Road, which is southwest of Catawba.
They found a pickup truck overturned, with one person trapped inside. Police have charged Archie Wilson Alls of Roanoke with driving under the influence.
His wife, Margaret Alls was pronounced dead at the scene.
ARCHIE Alls was not seriously hurt.

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Searchers are combing a low- lying area in Kansas, where a weekend of flooding swept a minivan off the road.
Four children drowned.
Their mother is still missing.
And as Betsy Webster reports, it's all been a nightmare for their father, who survived.
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Once again, another American life is lost in Iraq-- this time during military maneuvers.
And as Jennifer Miller reports, Iraq continues to be a hotbed of violence and is showing no signs of cooling off.
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BAGHDAD'S POLICE CHIEF MIGHT HAVE BEEN THE TARGET OF TODAY'S ATTACK OUTSIDE THE CITY'S MAIN POLICE STATION. THE U.S. BACKED CHIEF WAS NOT IN HIS OFFICE WHEN A CAR BOMB EXPLODED RIGHT OUTSIDE...BUT ANOTHER IRAQI OFFICER WAS KILLED AND DOZENS INJURED.

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There's a massive gaping hole in the wall. There's a car like that
(showing with his hand) up against the wall, been blown in the air. And

I spoke to someone in his office who had blood all over him and who was injured.
THE BLAST SET FIRE TO THE GAS TANKS IN NEARBY CARS AND SENT A CLOUD OF SMOKE INTO THE SKY... AND DEALT ANOTHER BLOW TO EFFORTS TO STABILIZE IRAQ.

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AND A SOLEMN REMINDER OF THE VOLITILE SITUATION....AS MUSLIMS BURIED THEIR DEAD FROM AN EARLIER, MORE HORRIFIC, ATTACK. IN THE HOLY CITY OF NAJAF, THOUSANDS GATHERED TO MEET THE FUNERAL CORTEGE OF SHIITE CLERIC, MOHAMMAD BAQIR AL-HAKIM. HE AND SOME 120 OTHERS WERE KILLED WHEN A CAR BOMB EXPLODED OUTSIDE A MOSQUE AFTER FRIDAY PRAYERS.
TUESDAY, MEN ARMED WITH RIFLES STOOD GUARD AT THE SHRINE ... NOW CLOAKED IN MOURNING.

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AND THE CLERIC'S BROTHER.... A MEMBER OF THE GOVERNING IRAQI COUNCIL BLAMED OCCUPATION FORCES FOR THE DEATH AND DAILY BLOODSHED. AND HE URGED THE AMERICANS TO LEAVE THE COUNTRY.
STANDUP CLOSE: ALSO TODAY, ANOTHER U-S SOLDIER WAS KILLED AND ONE INJURED WHEN THEIR BLACK HAWK HELICOPTER CRASHED SOUTH OF BAGHDAD. THAT BRINGS THE DEATH TOLL TO 286 ... MORE THAN HALF OF THEM KILLED SINCE MAY 1...WHEN PRESIDENT BUSH DECLARED AN END TO MAJOR FIGHTING. ))
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Coming up next on the newscast, a prominent Democrat says he wants to be president.
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Also former Henry County Administrator Sid Clower is released from prison, but he's not a free man just yet.
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Former Henry County Administrator Sid Clower is out of prison.
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Clower left the Rustburg Correctional Unit this morning after serving 400 days for embezzling over 800-thousand dollars from Henry County. He will spend will spend the next three months on a work-release program in Chatham.
Clower admitted to stealing the money from the Henry County Public Service Authority over a nine- year period.
He still owes about 620- thousand dollars in restitution to the P-S-A.
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Add another name to the list of Democrats running for President-- Massachusetts Senator John Kerry.
But as Drew Levinson reports, Kerry chose ANOTHER state to make his official announcement this morning.
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(( John Kerry wrapped himself in Red White and Blue and went South.

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With the USS Yorktown behind him and his former navy crewmates by his side--the Massachusetts Senator officially announced he was gunning for the White House.

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TODAY WITH CONFIDENCE IN THE COURAGE OF OUR PEOPLE TO CHANGE WHAT IS WRONG AND DO WHAT IS RIGHT I COME HERE TO SAY WHY I AM A CANDIDATE FOR PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (CLAPS).
Kerry--who won medals for valor in Vietnam--told the Charleston, South Carolina audience that his experience in the military gives him the credibility to Confront President Bush in 2004.
And he took a Jab at Mr. Bush's decision to reject the United Nations and go to war in Iraq.

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"WE WILL DEFEND OUR NATIONAL SECURITY AND MAINTAIN A MILITARY THAT IS THE STRONGEST ARMED FORCE ON EARTH, BUT IF I AM PRESIDENT I WILL NEVER FORGET THAT EVEN A NATION AS POWERFUL AS THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA NEEDS TO MAKE SOME FRIENDS IN THIS WORLD."
Like Most candidates Kerry talked of improved heath care and more jobs for Americans. But unlike most candidates he did not make his Presidential announcement in his home state. Critics contend that's because he's running behind in the polls to fellow New Englander Howard Dean of Vermont.
The other knock against Kerry--he doesn't have the charisma needed to be President. His heiress wife brings a fortune....but she is also outspoken...and critics say that too could hurt him. Kerry....has less than a year to prove them wrong. Drew Levinson, CBS News. ))

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A summer of forest fires has taken a toll on the glamorous image of the French Riviera--
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A month after deadly fires killed four tourists and ravaged much of the region's forest land, firefighters are struggling against new blazes.
The fires have destroyed several homes and forced residents and visitors to evacuate.
So far, five people have been hospitalized with serious burns.
Despite the efforts of about 300 firefighters, more than 700 acres were blackened within a matter of hours.
Authorities suspect arson.
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Meanwhile, illness has taken the wind of the sails of vacationers aboard a trans-Atlantic cruise ship.
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This time, the Norwalk- type virus hit the Regal Princess, forcing the ship to dock in New York two days earlier than expected.
The Centers for Disease Control says 322 of the more than 15- hundred passengers on board the ship have become ill.

45- crew members are also showing symptoms of the virus.
The ill- fated cruise departed from Denmark on August 18th, and made stops at several locations in Britain and Ireland.
There are emergency crews at the scene, and members of the C-D-C will inspect the ship.
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Senator George Allen says China is to blame for the loss of hundreds of jobs in Virginia.
And he is calling for a U-S crackdown against Chinese trade policies.
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Allen is trying to get additional federal aid for the former Pillowtex workers who lost their jobs.
And he says he wants to change the way China does business with the U-S.
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((SENATOR GEORGE ALLEN:WHAT THEY'RE DOING IS AGAINST THE RULES, ILLEGAL AND VIOLATING TRADE POLICIES. ONE IS TO PRESERVE JOBS TO MAKE SURE THERE'S A LIMIT ON THEIR TEXTILES THAT THEY'RE SENDING INTO THIS COUNTRY, ANOTHER ONE WHERE THEY'RE VIOLATING RULES OF DUMPING HAS TO DO WITH WOODEN BEDROOM FURNITURE.))
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Allen says the Buy American Act, which requires the U-S military to buy domestically produced products, should also help preserve Virginia jobs.
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Coming up next on the newscast,
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It's been 100 years since the Wright Brothers, but that doesn't mean everybody knows how to build a flying machine.
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People who have avoided paying their state taxes will get a break.
Virginia's amnesty program kicks off today. The program will help balance the state budget. The idea is that people who have fallen behind on paying their taxes will have nine weeks to pay back their debts under favorable rates. Those who DON'T will face an additional 20 percent penalty on their unpaid balances, as well as up to five years in jail and a hefty fine.
The program is expected to raise about 48-point-five million dollars, all of which will go into the 52 billion dollar state budget.

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The Wright Brothers would be proud, or at least, amused.
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The 25th International Birdman Competition got underway in England over the weekend.
It's a colorful and humorous display of man's determination to fly, all while decked out in some wacky costumes.
Virgin Atlantic Airlines sponsored this year's event as part of a celebration to commemorate 100 years of flight.
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((SIR RICHARD BRANSON/VIRGIN ATLANTIC AIRLINES:IT'S FUN, IT'S A LITTLE BIT ZANY, IT'S A LITTLE BIT MAD. I THINK EVERYBODY HERE, THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE ARE GOING TO HAVE A GOOD LAUGH AT, I THINK, OUR EXPENSE. ))
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But someone who apparently takes the competition very seriously is this year's winner, hang- gliding instructor Ron Freeman.
It was his sixth consecutive win.
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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was UP 12 points. The NASDAQ has gained five points.
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Coming up next on the newscast, the Avalanche falls short.
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Plus Virginia Tech will have to do without its big name backup quarterback for this weekend's game.
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Virginia Tech will have to do without one of its marquee players this week.
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Last night, head coach Frank Beamer announced Marcus Vick has been suspended for the JMU game for violating team policies. Beamer would not specify what the infraction is, and he said there would be no further comment on the suspension. Vick played extremely well in his backup debut Sunday, completing 7 of 10 passes for 102 yards and one touchdown.
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With Vick out - Chris Clifton will serve as Bryan Randall's backup. Tech also announced that linebacker Brandon Manning also has been suspended for the JMU game. Starting offensive tackle Jon Dunn received a one game suspension for Sunday's game with Central Florida.

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Meanwhile Tech's starting quarterback is already reaping the awards.
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Bryan Randall played the game of his career against Central Florida, and the folks in the Big East office noticed. Randall is the conference's Offensive player of the week.
He completed 79 percent of his passes against the Golden Knights, going 22 for 28, with 278 yards and three touchdowns. He didn't fumble, did not throw an interception, and he wasn't sacked.
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[VO NAT CON'T] On the injury front, wide receiver Chris Shreve, from Grayson County suffered a mild concussion against UCF, but he is better and will be held out of contact drills until Wednesday. Kevin Jones, who had 83 yards rushing, two touchdowns and xrays, just has a badly bruised shin.
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[Graphic-Hold] Both will likely play on Saturday when JMU rolls into town.

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U-V-A will not have starting quarterback Matt Schaub for at least this week's game. The Heisman hopeful has had an MRI exam, but UVa has not released the results and we only know a little more about the injury than we did on Saturday night.
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Groh never likes to talk much about injuries, but he does see some encouraging signs in Schaub's condition.
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Groh did say that they do expect him to play again this season. And Groh says Marques Hagans will be working in the back-up roll this week in practice. Two UVa players picked up ACC honors this afternoon. Elton Brown was named Offensive lineman of the week, and Brenna Schmidt was named defensive lineman of the week. Schmidt had two sacks against Duke.

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The Salem Avalanche fell short of the goal of winning the second half southern division crown. The Avs needed some help in the form of a Kinston loss, but Kinston beat Myrtle Beach 5-to-nothing to sew up the title.
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Still, the Avs went out last night and won their final game of the season 1-to-nothing over the defending League champion Hillcats. It took all 70 games in the second half to eliminate this club from postseason contention.
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The only real negative this season - other than just missing the playoffs - was having to deal with all the rain in the valley this spring and summer.
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