The latest shooting incident has ended with NO injuries.
It happened at a middle school in North Carolina.
Meanwhile, authorities are still searching for a motive in yesterday's deadly shooting at a high school in Minnesot
Andlocally, Craig County authorities are investigating the death of a teenager there.
After a cool start the temperatures are once again warming up, will showers follow. I'll let you know in your forecast.
News 7 at Noon starts right now...
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One day after a fatal school shooting in Minnesota, there's another incident in Lawndale, North Carolina.
This time, no one was injured when two shots were fired inside a middle school.
A student is in custody.
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Good Afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
School officials say the shots were fired just as students were arriving for class this morning.
They don't know if the student taken into custody was aiming at anyone in particular.
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Meanwhile, a high school freshman in Minnesota remain in critical condition following a school shooting yesterday t
hat claimed the life of a senior.
The school's located about 60 miles from the Twin Cities.
Police say the gunman is a 15 year - old student.
They say he's cooperating with them, but they still have no word on a motive.
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((SCOTT STASKA/SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: WE WANT TO BRING IN LAW ENFORCEMENT TO BE ABLE TO TALK ABOUT THE ISSUES. WE WANT BRING IN COUNSELERS TO OFFER SUPPORT TO STUDENTS AND TO MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY. WE'LL DO EVERYTHING WE CAN TO RESTORE TRUST. ))
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[OUT Q=to restore trust.]
Authorities say a longtime teacher and coach may have prevented the situation from getting a lot worse by persuading the shooter to lay down the gun.
The Craig County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of a teenager.
State Police, who are assisting with the investigation, say the body of 19-year old Whitney Dunbar was found at his friend's house Wednesday morning.
An autopsy was performed but it will be 3 to 4 weeks before the results of toxicology tests are known.
At least one person, a 26-year old male, has been questioned.
No arrests have been made.
What authorities call the biggest drug ring in Franklin County has been busted.
Officials there arrested about 50 people on distribution charges in a sweep Tuesday.
Yesterday, they unsealed federal indictments accusing 10 of running a major drug-dealing operation that brought cocaine from Florida into Franklin County.
They allege that Gerald Randolph Smith was the kingpin, and that Euell Clifton Chitwood and Terry Ivan Smith were his lieutenants.
Both Smiths served prison time for dealing cocaine in the 80s.
William Davis, who shot two intruders in his mobile home back in June, was also charged in the sweep.
Some Galax residents say living next door to a methadone clinic is NOT what people think.
The Life Center of Galax ignited a storm of controversy, when it announced it was opening a new methadone clinic in one Roanoke County neighborhood.
Some say the clinic will increase traffic, while others fear it will increase crime.
However, many of the residents who live next door to the GALAX clinic, say their neighborhood has NOT changed at all.
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((MAMIE OSBOURNE/GALAX RESIDENT: I DON'T KNOW WHAT IT WILL BE IN ROANOKE BUT FAR AS I'M CONCERNED IT HASN'T DONE ANYTHING FOR GALAX 45 AS FAR AS I'M CONCERNED.))
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The Life Center of Galax has operated its drug rehabilitation program on Painter Street for 30-years.
However, the clinic has only been offering a methadone treatment program for the last three years.
An Eastern Virginia man is the state's first victim of Eastern Equine Encephalitis.
The Gloucster County man in his 70's contracted the mosquito-born illness in August and died last week.
E-E-E is considered the most deadly of the mosquito-borne diseases, and usually affects animals.
Police had no problem finding a domestic abuse suspect last night, after he crashed his car into a house.
The 26-year-old man was arrested near the intersection of Elm Avenue and Franklin Road.
Police were called to investigate a domestic disorder between the man and his wife on Orange Avenue, but they say the man sped off before they got there.
He's in jail, charged with abduction, assault and battery and eluding police.
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[SS=NONE]LEO in WX-CENTER
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Coming up, the woman who impersonated a couple's missing daughter is transported to Indiana today
and California's gubernatorial candidates put on a show for voters. We'll have a wrap up after the break.
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Despite his tough guy image on screen, last night marked the first and ONLY time Arnold Schwarzenegger will face off with his opponents in California's recall race.
But many say the much- anticipated debate produced more insults than ideas.
Jerry Bowen reports.
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[SUPER=01-Todd Krieman/California Voter; 1:00 - VERY quick!]
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IT WAS BILLED AS THE SUPER BOWL OF DEBATES...AND VOTERS HUDDLED AROUND
THEIR TVS UP AND DOWN THE STATE TO WATCH....AS ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER
QUICKLY DEMONSTRATED HIS ABILITY WITH ONE LINERS:
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SOT: "WE ARE MAD AS HELL AND WE ARE NOT GOING TO TAKE IT ANY MORE."
AND LOW RATED INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE ARIANNA HUFFINGTON REPEATEDLY TRIED
TO CUT HIM DOWN:
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SOT: (AT 1843...) ARNOLD YOU ARE ALL OVER THE MAP ON THESE ISSUES.
FIRST YOU'RE FOR THE KIDS, THEN YOU'RE AGAINST DRIVING THEM SAFELY."
NO NEW POSITIONS WERE REVEALED IN A DEBATE THAT WAS FREQUENTLY
PUNCTUATED BY HEAVILY ACCENTED EXCHANGES:
SOT: (AT 1828) (ARIANNA) ARNOLD STOP INTERUPPTING....THAT'S THE WAY YOU
TREAT WOMEN. (ARNOLD) I HAVE A PART FOR YOU IN TERMINATOR FOUR."
SOT Moderator "Ladies and Gentlemen, this is not Comedy Central."
THE OTHER THREE CANDIDATES....CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN TOM MCCLINTOCK,
THE GREEN PARTY'S PETER CAMEJO AND DEMOCRAT LT. GOVERNOR CRUZ
BUSTAMANTE...WERE SUBDUED BY COMPARISON. AND REVIEWS WERE MIXED,
ESPECIALLY ON SCHWARZENEGGER:
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SOT: (MAN) "I DON'T THINK HE LOST ANY GROUND BUT I DON'T THINK HE GAINED
(SUPER: Lease McKee/California Voter) (NOTE: SPELLING IS CORRECT)
SOT: (WOMAN) "IT WAS PRETTY INTERESTING: I DON'T KNOW WHO TO VOTE FOR
YET. WE'LL HAVE TO STAY TUNED."
(SUPER: Carla Marinucci/San Francisco Chronicle)
SOT: JB: ANY WINNERS OR LOSERS? Carla: I think Gray Davis was the
winner in this. None of the candidates were a clear winner in this. I
think Arnold Schwarzenegger got off the best lines of the night."
SOT Schwarzenegger "If you want to campaign against Bush, move to New
Hampshire. You're in the wrong state right now. And maybe a little bit
BACKERS OF RECALL TARGET GOVERNOR GRAY DAVIS WERE NOT IMPRESSED:
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SOT: (ANNE LEWIS/DEMOCRATIC PARTY ANALYST)
THIS WAS HIS MOMENT TO TELL PEOPLE HE KNEW THE SUBSTANCE. HE WAS READY
TO BE GOVERNOR. INSTEAD WHAT YOU HEARD WERE A LOT OF CLICHES AND SOME
PERSONAL ATTACKS ON ARIANNA HUFFINGTON THAT WERE OUT OF PLACE."
WHILE THE CANDIDATE CLAIMED VICTORY:
SOT: (ARNOLD AT NEWS CONFERENCE) "I thought the debate went terrific."
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IT WAS AN EVENING THAT PROMISED AND DELIVERED VERBAL COMBAT. BUT A
NIGHT THAT ENDED WITH NO CLEAR WINNER...ONLY SURVIVORS. JERRY BOWEN
CBS NEWS SACRAMENTO
An organization in Montgomery County hopes to turn the lever on declining voter turnout.
Starting today, the League of Women Voters will host its three-part series of candidate forums.
The forums offer citizens a chance to meet local candidates and ask them questions.
Organizers say the goal is to increase voter participation and interest in LOCAL elections.
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((BETH OBENSHAIN/LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS CHAIRMAN: IT'S OUR LOCAL OFFICIALS, IT'S THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS, IT'S THE TOWN COUNCIL WHO REALLY DETERMINE, HAVE MORE AFFECT ON OUR QUALITY OF LIFE HERE. THEY'RE THE ONES WHO DECIDE HOW MUCH OUR SCHOOLS ARE FUNDED, OUR LOCAL LIBRARIES...SO ACTUALLY THERE'S A LOT AT STAKE AT LOCAL ELECTIONS.))
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The forums begin each night at seven o-clock, inside the Blacksburg public library.
The latest headlines from Iraq hit too close to home for N-B-C-- and U-S troops are again coming under attack.
Jennifer Donelan reports.
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THE TARGET FIELD MAY BE GETTING BIGGER IN BAGHDAD. A BOMB EXPLODED
OUTSIDE THE HOTEL WHERE NBC NEWS HAS BEEN FILING THEIR REPORTS. A
SOMALI NIGHT WATCHMAN WAS KILLED AND A CANADIAN SOUNDMAN WAS INJURED.
SOT DAVID MOODIE, Soundman.
(glass came flying everywhere)
AND WHILE U-S COMMANDERS SAY IT'S TOO EARLY TO TELL WHETHER THE ATTACK
WAS AIMED AT THE MEDIA...NBC STAFF SEE IT DIFFERENTLY.
SOT: JIM AVILA/NBC NEWS CORRESPONDENT
" PEOPLE KNOW NBC IS HERE."
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KNOWING WHERE U.S. TROOPS ARE IS EASY...MAKING THEM AN EASY TARGET. 7
SOLDIERS WERE WOUNDED TODAY NEAR MOSUL IN NORTHERN IRAQ....WHEN 2
ROADSIDE BOMBS EXPLODED AS THEIR CONVOY PASSED.
AND AFTER FIGHTING FOR HER LIFE... A MEMBER OF IRAQ'S GOVERNING COUNCIL
HAS DIED. DR. AKVILA AL-HASHIMI, WAS WOUNDED IN AN AMBUSH ATTACK FIVE
SOT: GEN. RICARDO SANCHEZ/COMMANDER OF U-S LAND FORCES IN IRAQ
"THROUGH HER STEADFAST COMMITMENT TO A DEMOCRATIC AND FREE IRAQ, DR. AL
HASHIMI SERVED AS AN INSPIRATION TO HER NATION.
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MORE TROOPS HEADED
Despite her attorneys' vow to fight extradition, Donna Walker is in Indianapolis to face charges for pretending to be the long- lost daughter of an Indiana couple.
Walker was flown there from Kansas aboard an Indiana State Police plane.
Among other charges, Walker is accused of felony identity deception.
Authorities say Walker posed as Shannon Marie Sherrill, who disappeared in 19- 86 when she was six years old.
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((DAVE BURSTEN/INDIANA STATE POLICE: IT'S APPROPRIATE THAT SHE BE RETURNED HERE TO STAND TRIAL AND BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR WHAT SHE PUT THE COMMUNITY THROUGH - BOONE COUNTY
AND LEBANON - AS WELL AS THE SHERRILL FAMILY ESPECIALLY BECAUSE THEY HAD TO RE-LIVE THE TORTURE OF THEIR DAUGHTER'S ABDUCTION ALL OVER AGAIN.))
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Her attorney claims Walker is mentally ill and didn't intentionally try to deceive anyone.
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Coming up, lawmakers aren't ready to hang up the do not call registration just yet.
and a Ohip farmer thinks his pumpkin patch has produced a record breaking gord. We'll see a little later on News 7 at noon.
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If you were hoping for relief from telemarketing calls, you'll have to hold on for a while.
A federal judge has ruled that the Federal Trade Commission is the wrong agency to create a "Do Not Call" list, and fed- up lawmakers are ready for a fight.
Richard Schlesinger reports.
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A MILLION CALLS A YEAR ORIGINATE FROM THIS CENTER IN SALINA KANSAS, AND
THIS MORNING, IT'S FUTURE IS MURKIER THAN EVER. A FEDERAL COURT IN
OKLAHOMA RULED THE F-T-C HAS NO JURISDICTION TO COMPILE THE DO-NOT-CALL
LIST, WHICH NOW HAS ABOUT 50-MILLION NUMBER ON IT. CONGRESSMEN BILLY
TAUZIN AND DINGELL SAID THEY ARE READY TO FIX WHATEVER PROBLEM THE
"If the 50 million are listening: don't call.... D-No DO call...call the
TELEMARKETERS KNOW THIS DECISION IS NOT THE LAST WORD. THEY EXPECT IT TO
BE APPEALED LEAVING MANY OF THE ROUGHLY 4-MILLION PEOPLE WHO WORK IN
PLACES LIKE THIS, IN LIMBO.
SOT: (Alicia Bartlett Telemarketer )
"I live paycheck-to-paycheck, you know, so it's a big worry. If I lose
this job, then there's nothing I can do."
ALICIA BARTLETT IS TYPICAL OF MANY TELEMARKETERS. SHE'S A 23-YEAR-OLD
SINGLE MOTHER WHO'S HAD TO DEVELOP A PRETTY THICK SKIN.
"I've been called lots of things, an idiot and much worse beyond that.
The f-word, the b-word, anything you can think of, I've been called."
BUT SHE NEEDS THE PAY AND THE FLEXIBLE HOURS THIS JOB GIVES HER. BY SOME
ESTIMATES, 2-MILLION JOBS COULD BE LOST IF THE NEW SYSTEM GOES INTO
EFFECT---MOST OF THEM ARE HELD BY WOMEN...ABOUT A QUARTER OF WHOM, LIKE
ALICIA, ARE SINGLE MOTHERS.
NAT SOT: Alicia
Q-What are you selling today?
A- Credit protection.
YESTERDAY'S DECISION, SAID ONE TELEMARKETER, PROBABLY JUST DELAYS THE
INEVITABLE. FEW PEOPLE THINK ONE JUDGE WILL HAVE THE FINAL WORD ON A
LIST MILLIONS OF PEOPLE RACED TO SIGN ON-TO. RICHARD SCHLESINGER, CBS
NEWS, SALINA, KANSAS
On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was up 24 points, the Nasdaq gained 10.
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Up next in the newscast, the ACC won't be holding a championship conference bowl afterall.
And Sir Anthony Hopkins is seeing stars as Hollywood gives the veteran actor the royal treatment.
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The National League is the place to be for suspense in the final days of the playoff chase.
The Central is the hot division where the Cubs entered yesterday with a one game lead on the Astros.
The Astros trailed the Giants 1-to-nothing in the 7th when pinch hitter Jose Viscaino drove in two runs with a single.
Houston is in front to stay 2-to-1.
Tannersville native and former Ferrum great Billy Wagner then came on in the ninth.
He served up a 101 mile- an- hour fastball to
Barry Bonds, and mowed down the side to record his 44th save.
It looks like the ACC will not get to stage a conference championship game next year after all.
Clemson athletic director Terry Don Phillips, who is in the orange shirt, was part of the site visit team that toured Tech back on June 25th.
He says he's heard informally from the NCAA that it is not willing to allow any league with under 12 teams to hold a lucrative playoff game.
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ACC Commissioner John Swofford petitioned the NCAA to amend its current rule in July to allow teams with 10 or 11 to hold such games.
The NCAA's competition committee isn't expected to formally vote on this until next April.
But Phillips says it appears that the only way for the ACC to get a championship game is to find a 12th member.
The ACC's nine current athletics directors will join the Miami and Virginia Tech ADs for meetings September 30th through October 1st in Charlottesville to attempt to finalize schedules.
The Big East is finally going forward with expansion plans to fill the holes created by the departure of Tech and Miami.
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The Associated Press reported last night that Big East commissioner Mike Tranghese is about to invite Cincinnati, Louisville, DePaul and Marquette.
That move will cripple Conference USA - the current home of all four.
There is great news last night for Roanoke Valley hockey baron Henry Brabham.
The man who single-handedly kept hockey alive on several occasions here in the valley - is glad to have his own life in tact.
Brabham had surgery to remove a benign tumor at Duke University Medical Center last Thursday.
Hiss son, Hank, says Doctors were able to get almost all of the mass, and that they feel Brabham's prognosis for recovery is very good.
In fact, he already has returned to work.
Besides owning the Virginia Lancers and Roanoke Valley Rebels, Brabham who is now 74, is still very active in his family business - Brabham Petroleum.
Those who know Henry Brabham - know that he would have no patience for a minor league hockey strike.
The ECHL released a statement yesterday saying nothing more than the negotiations that began yesterday with the Professional Hockey Players' Association will continue through the weekend.
The league says it will not make any further statements until next Monday.
He sent shivers down the spines of moviegoers in his Oscar- winning role as Hannibal Lector.
Now Sir Anthony Hopkins is receiving the star treatment for his MANY unforgettable performances.
Yesterday, the actor was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Hopkins was joined by family members and fellow actors at the ceremony including his "Silence of the Lambs" co-star, Jodie Foster.
He'll soon be back on the big screen with the release of his new film "The Human Stain", a thriller co-starring Nicole
Charlie Brown may still be searching for the "Great Pumpkin"--
But an Ohio farmer believes he has one for the record books.
Winston Wyckoff is showing off what he believes to be his most important crop-- certainly the one that's getting the most attention.
The pumpkin, which is called Super Dave weighs in at over 12-hundred pounds.
Wyckoff is hoping to set a world record with Super Dave, which by the way came in first at the state pumpkin festival last night.
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