A gunman opens fire at a trucking company near Cincinnati, killing one person and injuring four others.
Authorities say the suspect is still at large.
And, two more U-S soldiers are killed in Iraq, as President Bush prepares to sign a bill that'll give billions of dollars to the military.
Scattered showers will continue this afternoon as the colder air's about to move in. I'll have your forecast.
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Good Afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Police say one person is dead and four others are wounded after a man opened fire this morning at a trucking company outside Cincinnati, Ohio.
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Authorities say they haven't yet apprehended the suspect.
Police officials say a man walked into the offices of Watkins Motor Lines with two handguns this morning, and began firing at employees in an office.
He was seen driving away in a white van.
More than 500 Norfolk Southern workers are leaving their jobs.
The rail road workers have accepted a company severance offer, including pay, free health insurance for a year and help with job searches.
The move will cost Norfolk Southern about 107 million dollars.
Not knowing when to say when could soon be a lot more costly in Roanoke County.
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Currently, if you are convicted of a D-U-I in Roanoke County, you could face a 100 dollar fine in addition to any criminal penalties.
The county collects this fine to recover the expenses incurred for emergency response to accidents or incidents caused by impaired drivers.
State law allows localities to charge a flat fee of 100 dollars, or a minute by minute accounting of the actual cost
s incurred ---up to a thousand dollars.
The Board of Supervisors will soon decide whether it wants to change to that minute by minute accounting.
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If the county decides to stay with the flat fee, it may then lobby the General Assembly to change the maximum fine from one hundred dollars to 500 or a thousand dollars.
Meanwhile, Massachusetts authorities aren't sure whether or not alcohol was involved when a woman's car plunged off a cliff and into the ocean this morning.
Police say the accident happened in the north shore town of Manchester-By-The-Sea.
The car went off a rocky ledge behind a private residence.
It's unclear whether the woman lived at the home.
Authorities say she was thrown from the vehicle as soon as the car hit the water.
She's now at a local hospital being treated for hypothermia.
The U-S military is reporting two more deaths of American
soldiers in Iraq-- near Baghdad and along the Syrian border.
Meanwhile, Poland has suffered its first combat death
The deaths come as coalition forces launch a series of raids, looking those responsible for other deadly attacks.
Aleen Sirgany has the latest.
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(Baquba City, Iraq)
UNDER THE COVER OF DARKNESS U-S FORCES WENT ON THE OFFENSIVE LAST
NIGHT.... SMASHING DOWN DOORS.
THEY'RE LOOKING FOR THE MILITANTS WHO'VE BEEN KILLING AMERICAN TROOPS.
SEVERAL SUSPECTS AND WEAPONS WERE TAKEN AWAY.
BUT IT SEEMS FOR EVERY MILITANT ARRESTED THERE IS ANOTHER TO TAKE HIS
THE NUMBER OF ATTACKS ON AMERICANS ARE MORE FREQUENT THAN EVER..... AND
ON WEDNESDAY ANOTHER SOLDIER WAS KILLED... THIS TIME BY A ROCKET
PROPELLED GRENADE..... FIRED BY AN ELUSIVE ENEMY.
(SOT- Staff Sgt. Drew Heydenberk/US Army)
theyre moving around quite a bit. We really cant tell who the enemy
is or where.
WHEN THE U-S WENT TO WAR WITH IRAQ THE CALL WAS: SEND IN THE MARINES.
NOW TWO MONTHS AFTER THEY LEFT THE MARINES ARE HEADED BACK.
THEYLL BE JOINED BY MORE THAN 30-THOUSAND RESERVISTS WHO WILL HAVE TO
LEAVE THEIR JOBS IN THE STATES FOR WELL OVER A YEAR.
BUT THIS IS NOT AN ADDITION OF FORCES.
THE PLAN FOR NEXT YEAR IS TO ROTATE ARMY SOLDIERS OUT. EVENTUALLY
LEADING TO 30-THOUSAND LESS TROOPS IN IRAQ.
SOME LAWMAKERS SAY ITS A MISTAKE.
(SOT-Sen John McCain/(R) Arizona)
the simple truth is we do not have enough troops to reach our military
STANDUP: (Aleen Sirgany/CBS NEWS/ Washington, DC)
HOWEVER, THE MILITARY 'WILL' BE AIDED BY A FRESH SUPPLY OF CASH.
TODAY PRESIDENT BUSH WILL SIGN AN 87 BILLION DOLLAR SPENDING BILL. WITH
MUCH OF THE MONEY GOING TO THE MILITARY.
ALEEN SIRGANY, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.
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Roanoke's historic train station is about to begin its newest incarnation.
The former Norfolk and Western passenger station was today unveiled after months of renovation.
The lobby of the 27-thousand square foot building looks much as it did 50-years ago.
Architects stayed true to the lines of Raymond Loewy who redesigned the station in the late 1940's.
The space will house the Roanoke Valley Convention and Visitor's Bureau and the O. Winston Link museum.
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The project took shape under the direction of Center in the Square which reports construction came in on time and two months under budget.
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Coming up -
Two top music companies intend to make sweet music together.
and fans are mourning the loss of a legend. One half of the Righteous Brothers Duo is found dead in a hotel room. We'll have more when News 7 at Noon returns.
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An autopsy will be performed on Bobby Hatfield, half of the legendary duo, the Righteous Brothers.
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Hatfield-- seen here on the left-- was found dead last night in a Michigan hotel room a half- hour before a scheduled concert.
He and his singing partner Bill Medley were supposed to perform
at Western Michigan University.
The duo's career featured pop standbys like ``Unchained
Melody'' and ``You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling.
So far, there is no word on a possible cause of death.
Bobby Hatfield was 63.
A big merger for the music industry is in the works.
Bertelsmann A-G and Sony say they've signed a non-binding letter of intent to combine their businesses.
The merger would marry the number two and number five companies in the music world, which is struggling with losses blamed primarily on music piracy.
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Johnny Cash's powerful song "Hurt" earned the late country music legend three C-M-A awards last night-- the first he'd won since 19-69.
Hannah Storm has highlights from last night's show in Nashville.
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KRIS KRISTOFFERSON, WILLIE NELSON, SHERYL CROW, HANK WILLIAMS JR... THEY ALL GOT TOGETHER AS A TRIBUTE TO THE LATE JOHNNY CASH. APPROPRIATE ON A NIGHT WHEN HIS KIDS JOHN CARTER AND KATHY CASH ACCEPTED THREE AWARDS IN HIS HONOR, HIS FIRST SINCE 1969.
JOHN CARTER CASH/SON OF JOHNNY CASH: I'm totally overwhelmed with honor and respect to know that my father's heritage lives on.
NAT: TOBY KEITH PERFORMS
IT WAS A NIGHT OF SURPRISES. TOBY KEITH WALKED IN WITH THE MOST NOMINATIONS, SEVEN. BUT HE WALKED OUT EMPTY-HANDED. NOT SO FOR MARTINA MCBRIDE.
NAT: MARTINA PERFORMS
SHE TOOK FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR, BEATING OUT PATTY LOVELESS, ALISON KRAUSS, TERRI CLARK AND DOLLY PARTON.
MARTINA MCBRIDE / FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR: Dolly parton, my god, i mean, she's my female vocalist of the year every year.
DOLLY MAY HAVE LOST THE AWARD, BUT SHE GAVE ONE OF THE EVENING'S SHOWSTOPPING PERFORMANCES, A DUET WITH GRAMMY-WINNER NORAH JONES.
VINCE GILL: Brittany and Madonna can kiss all they want, I want to hear them sing!!
VINCE GILL PRESIDED OVER THE AWARDS ONCE AGAIN... IT'S BEEN TWELVE YEARS RUNNING FOR THE COUNTRY STAR AND HOST.
NAT: JACKSON & BUFFETT PERFORM
ALAN JACKSON CAME IN WITH THIRTEEN CAREER CMA WINS. HE ADDED THREE MORE INCLUDING VOCAL EVENT OF THE YEAR, FOR HIS DUET WITH JIMMY BUFFETT.
JIMMY BUFFETT / CMA WINNER: Thank you Alan Jackson, I'm glad I could help your struggling career!!
THE NIGHT ENDED, ON TIME, WITH JACKSON ALSO TAKING THE NIGHT'S BIGGEST PRIZE, "ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR.))
That was Hannah Storm reporting.
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Still to come on News 7 at Noon,
Fall temperatures are making a come back. Leo has a look at your forecast coming up
and Rosie plans to take the stand today. We'll have details after the break.
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The Rosie O'Donnell Show is now playing at a Manhattan courthouse.
O'Donnell herself is expected to testify later today.
Drew Levinson has details of the stand-off between the talk show host and the former publishers of her magazine.
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Rosie O'Donnell--who admits she can be loud and boisterous should have
some choice words in court for the publishers of the magazine that once
bore her name.
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"I HAVE TRIED EVERYDAY UP UNTIL THIS MOMENT TO SETTLE THIS CASE AND THEY
HAVE NO DESIRE TO DO SO, SO HERE WE ARE."
Gruner and Jahr--the Publisher of the now defunct "Rosie" Magazine is
suing O'Donnell for 100 million dollars for quitting the glossy monthly.
O'Donnell is counter-suing for 125 million dollars-- claiming she was
cut out of key editorial decisions.
Yesterday Cindy Spengler ...the former Marketing Director for the
magazine...recounted how O'Donnell allegedly became angry over
Spengler's refusal to talk about the magazine's problems....O'Donnel
considered that lying and said....people who lie get cancer.
Spengler is a breast cancer survivor.
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" WHEN I WAS AWARE THAT MRS. SPENGLER INTERPRETED MY REMARKS THE WAY SHE
DID, I APOLOGIZED TO HER THE NEXT MORNING."
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THE PUBLISHERS HAVE YET TO SPEAK OUT ABOUT THE CASE-BUT O'DONNELL HAS
HAD NO TROUBLE KEEPING HER VERSION OF THIS COVER STORY ON AMERICA'S
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"THAT'S NOT GOING TO INFLUENCE THE JUDGE AT ALL, THAT'S NOT GOING TO
MAKE ROSIE LOSE, BUT WHAT IS AT STAKE FOR ROSIE RIGHT NOW IS NOTHING
LESS THAN HER ENTIRE CAREER."
A career O'Donnell says is based not on the content of a magazine but
rather her own personna.
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"MY NAME IS ROSIE O'DONNELL, I KNOW WHAT I STAND FOR, I OWN THE NAME, I
CREATED IT, I WILL ALWAYS OWN THE NAME."
And it's up to a judge to decide how much that name's worth.
Drew Levinson, CBS News New York.
There's some encouraging economic news this afternoon--
An economic report from the government says productivity of U-S companies grew at an annual rate of eight- point- one in the third quarter.
And, new claims for unemployment benefits dropped last week by
43-thousand to 348- thousand.
On Wall Street at Noon, The Dow was down 33 points. The Nasdaq lost 1 point.
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Tiger Woods hopes to keep his crown. We'll explain just ahead in sports.
And a major league ballplayer's career -- and life -- are cut short when he is shot and run over.
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Arizona officials are investigating the death of a Cincinnati Reds baseball player.
Authorities say outfielder Dernell Stenson died yesterday, after being shot and dragged to his death by a truck.
Heather Moore has details.
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That was Heather Moore reporting.
A Cleveland-Denver NBA game might not normally get much attention, but last night marked the first regular-season matchup of the league's top two rookies, Lebron James and Carmelo Anthony.
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Lebron's Cavs were still looking for their first win of the season at home.
In all, Carmelo tallied 14 points and 6 rebounds for the Nuggets.
James finished with 11 points and 7 boards of his own.
Not only did Anthony have better numbers, his team picked up the win as Denver kept Cleveland winless 93 to 89.
There's plenty at stake in the P-G-A Tour's
season-ending Tour Championship, which begins today in Houston.
Tiger Woods and Vijay Singh are competing for the money title and possible player of the year honors.
Woods has been the top money winner the last four years, but he currently trails Singh by over 768-thousand dollars.
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Former Northside standout Justin London is in his second year as a linebacker for UCLA.
As Steve Mason reports, London is tackling some major college challenges .. and plenty of opponents.
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((While London is three thousand or so miles away from his home in the Roanoke Valley, his heart is always in the Roanoke Valley. In fact he began his interview this week with the Los Angeles CBS affiliate with a shout out to his hometown boys.
London dominated opposing teams while terrorizing the middle of the field as a linebacker. He was so talented, he even led the Vikings to victory in the backfield despite rarely playing the position in games. Justin is having an incredible second college season. He is second on the team in tackles with 68. However, college football has not been easy.
London went through a coaching change at UCLA but the sophomore, who is tied for the team lead in interceptions, has not missed a beat, in fact the Bruins are in contention for the PAC 10 title.))
She wasn't expected to live past her second birthday -- but little Makenzie Blackburn has been given a second chance at life.
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This was Makenzie in January suffering from a rare disease that left her bowel useless.
But in April she received a transplant that has changed her life.
And after months in a Pennsylvania hospital -- she is finally back home.
Tonight on News 7 at Five we'll check in with Makenzie on her road to recovery.
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