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Neighbors place some of the blame on broken windows and faulty smoke detectors--
The investigation continues into yesterday's deadly fire at a Roanoke apartment that killed a three- year- old boy.
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And, police make two arrests after vandals target a Roanoke church.
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Increasing sunshine with decreasing wind chills. I'll have your cold, breezy forecast.

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Stay with us News 7 at noon, starts right now.

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Roanoke authorities continue to investigate an apartment fire that left a small child dead.
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Neighbors say three year old Kiante Poindexter was killed in a fire at the Tinker Creek Apartments on the two thousand block of Tinker Road.
Around 11 yesterday crews found smoke and flames pouring out of the front of the apartment.
Kiana Poindexter and her three children were in the apartment when the fire broke out.
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Firefighters found Kiante Poindexter's body after a search of the building which is privately owned by Artcraft Management of Glen Allen Virginia. City authorities said due to miscommunication they mistakenly identified the owner as the Roanoke Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
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Susan Bahorich is on Tinker Road. Susan, what is going on today?
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((ROLLCUE:..smoke detectors, windows and locks.))
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Police have arrested two people in connection with the vandalism of one Roanoke church.
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22-year-old Zachary Bryant of Moneta and 35-year-old Christopher Martin of Roanoke are charged with breaking and entering and felony property damage. Police say Bryant and Martin broke into the Mount Moriah Baptist Church last week and ransacked the place. Investigators say they were tipped off by several folks in the community. Bryant and Martin will be arraigned tomorrow. Police say they could face more charges.
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A U-S helicopter reportedly attacked a house in Afghanistan leaving 11 people dead. Authorities in the region say the victims include four children.
They say the U-S chopper attacked the house in a village in southern Afghanistan early yesterday-- one day after U-S forces searched the village, trying to find Taliban insurgents.
Meanwhile, there's no comment yet from the U-S military.

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There's a key meeting today at the United Nations, where senior U-S and Iraqi officials will discuss the latest plans for a transfer of power in Iraq.
But violent opposition to the U-S plan is growing, and so is the U-S death toll.
Allen Pizzey has more from Baghdad.
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SCRIPT PIZZEY ON CAMERA OPEN o/c: The U.S. military operation here passed a grim milestone today with the announcement that a soldier wounded in a roadside bomb attack on Friday has died of his wounds. That brings the number of troops killed to 501.

NAT SOT Anthem (Soldiers in line/rolling banner)

50.33 vo: The operation in Iraq is entering a new phasewith soldiers being rotated home and small operating bases being turned over to Iraqis.This one in north Baghdad will become a library. And what goes through a soldier's mind at the end of a mission

(SOT Colonel Martin Dempsey, 1st Armoured Division - 011158)

3825 "The things we've accomplished, the things we've yet to accomplish, the soldiers we've lost in accomplishing the things we have." (10)

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vo: But the job is far from over. American troops will still patrol the areaand there is little reason to think the dangers they face are any lower. The insurgent war is increasingly brutal.
REUTERS A suicide bomber struck at the most heavily-guarded entrance to the American sanctuary known as the "Green Zone" on Sundaykilling more than 20 people and injuring scores. The insurgents have declared war not just on U.S. forcesbut on anyone who co-operates with them.

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REUTERS vo: And there is also trouble on the political front. Several thousand people marched in Baghdad today to back a leading Shi'ite Moslem cleric's opposition to plans for a handover of power to an Iraqi interim government in June. Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani is insisting on elections rather than the caucus system proposed by the U.S.-led administration here.51.33
PIZZEY ON CAMERA CLOSE o/c: Such is his power and influence that American officials will hold talks later today at the United Nations to find a way to involve the world body in the handover processsomething the U.S. administration has up to now resisted
ALLEN PIZZEY, CBS NEWS, BAGHDAD ))
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A prison hostage situation enters its second day. We'll have the details after the break.
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Plus authorities try to determine what caused a plane to crash into Lake Erie, killing ten people.
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Family members are waiting for recovery teams to find the bodies of 10 people presumed dead after a plane crashed into the icy waters of Lake Erie over the weekend.
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The Georgian Airlines plane was carrying eight hunters from Ontario, the pilot and a friend of the pilot, when it crashed just after taking off from an island in Lake Erie Saturday night.
Investigators say they haven't determined if snow and ice played a role in the crash.
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((TONY VALERI/CANADIAN FEDERAL TRANSPORT MINISTER: WE WILL ALSO CONTINUE TO MONITOR AND INVESTIGATE IN FACT THE SAFETY ASPECTS OF THIS PARTICULAR AIRLINE COMPANY, TO ENSURE THEY HAVE COMPLIED AND WILL CONTINUE TO COMPLY WITH THE REGULATIONS AS THEY ARE. ))
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Meanwhile, the U-S Coast Guard is offering its help in finding the victims, but thick, shifting ice is hampering recovery efforts.
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It's not clear how it all began, but a hostage situation continues for a second day at a prison near Phoenix, Arizona.
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Since early yesterday, two inmates have been holding a male and female prison guard hostage inside an armed tower.


Both were taken captive after an attack on ANOTHER guard.
Negotiators are working to secure the guards' release, and say that conversations are continuing.
But it's all been frightening for family members of those inside the prison walls.
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((KELLY KEAN/INMATE'S MOTHER: SCARY FOR A MOTHER, MY SON'S IN THERE. HE JUST TURNED 19 YEARS-OLD. YOU KNOW, WHAT'S GONNA HAPPEN NEXT?))
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Meanwhile, prison officials say they're encouraged that the inmates have allowed their captives to speak with negotiators.
Both guards say they are NOT seriously injured.
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Iowa voters will have to brave below- zero temperatures if they're heading out to the caucuses tonight.
And as Jennifer Miller reports, with so many still undecided, the race remains too close to call.
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JUST A FEW MORE ROUNDS OF HANDSHAKES ....THEN THIS RACE COULD ALL BOIL DOWN TO WHO HAS THE BEST ORGANIZATION ....THE BEST PUSH - AND - PULL ...TO GET VOTERS TO THE CAUCUSES.
FOR MONTHS THE DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES HAVE TRAVELLED ACROSS IOWA ... RALLYING HARD CORE SUPPORTERS AND INSPIRING THE UNDECIDED. VOLUNTEERS HAVE GONE DOOR TO DOOR (NATS), AND MADE CALL AFTER CALL (NATS)
BUT IN THE HOURS LEADING UP TO THE CAUCUS, THERE IS STILL NO CLEAR FRONT-RUNNER. INSTEAD IT IS A FOUR-WAY TIE BETWEEN, HOWARD DEAN, CONGRESSMAN RICHARD GEPHARDT AND SENATORS JOHN EDWARDS AND JOHN KERRY.

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We're getting down to those key hours now (SHORT!)
IN THE CAMPAIGNS FINAL HOURS, POLLS SHOW KERRY LEADING BY A NOSE.

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BUT EDWARDS HAS THE ENDORSEMENT OF IOWAS LARGEST NEWSPAPER AND HIS MISTER CONGENIALITY-LIKE-CAMPAIGN IS CATCHING ON.

(SEN. JOHN EDWARDS/PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE)

We can build the kind of America you and I can be proud of.
GEPHARDT HAS THE MOST EXPERIENCE IN IOWA AND HAS SAID HE MUST WIN THE MIDWEST STATE TO STAY IN THE RACE.

(REP. DICK GEPHARDT/PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE)

We're going to do this! We're going to win! (SHORT!)
BUT HIS NUMBERS ARE SLIPPING AND SO ARE DEANS.

(HOWARD DEAN/PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE)

You have the power to bring the White House back for ordinary Americans again!
HIS POPULARITY MAY HAVE PEAKED. TO FIRE UP WOMEN VOTERS HE BROUGHT IN HIS WIFE TO HELP CAMPAIGN SUNDAY.

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Live)
FOR SOME CANDIDATES THE TIRING CAMPAIGN TRAIL COULD END IN IOWA. TRADITIONALLY ONLY THOSE WHO FINISH THIRD OR BETTER STAND A SHOT AT THE PARTYS NOMINATION. JENNIFER MILLER, CBS NEWS DES MOINES, IOWA.
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Today the nation pauses to observe the birthday of Doctor Martin Luther King, Junior.
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Thousands are expected to attend a service today at the Atlanta church where Doctor King preached until his assassination in 19-68.
King led the civil rights movement with his "March on Washington" in August 19-63.
Secretary of State Colin Powell said King's "I have a dream" speech "placed a mirror in front of the nation."
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A Campbell County Sheriff's Lieutenant died over weekend while referreeing a college basketball game in Winchester.
Efforts were made to revive 43 year old Tony Herndon.
Officials say Herndon collapsed and suffered an apparent heart attack during the second half of Saturday's game between Shenandoah University and North Carolina Wesleyan.
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Coming up next, a mysterious stranger continued a long tradition in Baltimore today.
We'll tell you what he did after the break.
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Plus if some people get their way, a LOCAL tradition may be making a comeback in a new location.
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Roanoke County residents may have a new way to ring in the New Year. The First Night celebration may return to the Valley this December 31st, but if it does, it will have a new home in Vinton.
Jennifer Wishon reports.
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First Night in Roanoke is where thousands of Southwest Virginians used to ring in the New Year, but Festival in the Park hasn't scheduled the event for the past two years. Now former Festival director Wendi Schultz is hoping to revive First Night and transfer it to Roanoke County.
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((WENDI SCHULTZ: IT IS THE SINGLE BEST THING THAT I'VE EVER DONE FROM AN EVENT STANDPOINT. THERE'S NOTHING NEGATIVE ABOUT IT, IT IS THE PERFECT WAY TO RING IN THE NEW YEAR IN THE COMPANY OF FAMILY AND FRIENDS IN A NON- ALCOHOLIC COMMUNITY TYPE CELEBRATION.))
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First night is traditionally held in a downtown atmosphere and for Schultz, the Town of Vinton is the perfect venue.
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((WENDI SCHULTZ: THEY HAVE WONDERFUL CHURCHES, THEY HAVE WONDERFUL PUBLIC SPACE, IT'S A WONDERFUL COMMUNITY, THE BUSINESSES IN THE AREA ARE VERY SUPPORTIVE OF THINGS THAT GO ON IN VINTON, THE TOWN OF VINTON, THE PEOPLE OF VINTON. I JUST THINK IT'S AN IDEAL LOCATION FOR THE KIND OF SETTING YOU NEED FOR A FIRST NIGHT.))
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((JENNIFER WISHON/JWISHON@WDBJ7.COM: TOWN COUNCIL HAS OPENLY DISCUSSED THE IDEA OF HOLDING A FIRST NIGHT IN VINTON SEVERAL TIMES. AT LEAST ONE COUNCILMAN THINKS IT'S AN EXCELLENT IDEA AS LONG AS THE TOWN AND COUNTY CAN WORK OUT THE LOGISTICS.))
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Schultz hopes to take some of the traditional elements of a first night and add on. One of her ideas is an adult New Year's Ball - one she'd like to hold at the Vinton War Memorial. She says the county is behind the idea 100 percent and Tuesday she'll find out if Vinton is on the same page. That's when council will vote to offer or not offer the town as a venue. Jennifer Wishon, News 7, Roanoke County.))

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Today marks Edgar Allan Poe's birthday. And again, a mysterious visitor made an appearance at the writer's grave in Baltimore. The stranger, known as the "Poe Toaster", visits Poe's grave annually. He usually leaves cognac (kOn-yak) and three roses. But this morning, the man ALSO left a note saying Poe's resting place is NO place for French cognac (kOn-yak), but the cognac was in place out of respect for family tradition. The Poe Toaster's visit was first documented in 1949, a century after Poe's death.
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Up next in sports, the UVA men's basketball team gets its first ACC win.
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And the playing field has narrowed, as the Patriots and the Panthers advance to the Super Bowl.
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Just two season ago, the Carolina Panthers were the NFL's worst team at 1 and 15.
Now they're headed to the Super Bowl, winning as an underdog on the road again against the Eagles.
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Jake Delhomme (Del-home) who had only made two NFL starts prior to this season, threw a pass to Musihn ( Moo-Shin) Muhammad on this 24 yard touchdown for Carolina at the beginning of the second quarter.
Philadelphia's quaterback Donovan McNabb suffered a rib injury during the game and wasn't the same from that point on.
Ricky Manning, the one- time minor league baseball player for the Bristol White Sox, intercepted three Eagles passes, and
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Deshaun Foster roughed up a few Eagles on his way to the endzone in the third quarter.
The Panthers advance to their first Super Bowl 14 to 3.
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The New England Patriots knocked off the Indianapolis Colts for the second time this season, this time for the AFC Championship.
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The snow was falling steadily yesterday at Gilette Stadium, and so were the temperatures.
The Patriots scored first when Tom Brady passed to David Givens on a 7 yard touchdown pass and it was 7-nothing New England.
The Colts then had trouble on special teams.
The high snap gets over Hunter Smith's head, and he boots it out of the endzone for the safety.
The Patriots led 15-nothing at halftime.
The Colts came back, closing to get within 7 points, but Manning was intercepted
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four times.
Ty Law intercepted three of them. The Patriots are headed to their third Super Bowl in the last ten years, winning the game 24-14.
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Pete Gillen made some personnel changes for yesterday's contest with Florida State, and it paid off as the Cavaliers knocked off the Seminoles for their first ACC win of the season.
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Roanoke's JR Reynolds tallied 8 points and Todd Billet got 26, including 6 three-pointers.
The Cavaliers trailed by 5 at halftime, giving up 22 offensive rebounds in the game.
In the second half, Devin Smith made 21 points-- all coming after the break.
His best work came when the game was tied at 65 in overtime.
The
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junior forward scored the first 5 points of the extra frame, as Virginia won it over Florida State 76 to 67.
Virginia will get a visit from Clemson on Tuesday night.
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