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Today on News 7 at 5, more charges are dropped in the case of a pastor accused of molesting children.
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Plus a 19 year old man pleads guilty in the accident that killed his sister.
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A weekend of weather change coming up. Watch for showers and gusty winds. Details ahead.

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The state Senate proposes a tax increase while giving a tax cut to one of the state's largest employers.
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Also Joy Sutton will look at the warning signs of domestic violence.
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Plus another state issues marriage licenses to same sex couples. News 7 at 5 is next.

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((MARIAN KELLEY/ASSISTANT COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: DAVID HUNTER TODAY WAS CONVICTED OF AGGRAVATED INVOLUNTARY MANSLAUGHTER FOR THE DEATH OF HIS SISTER.))
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A Salem man pleads guilty and tells the judge "it's HIS fault he lost his sister."
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19- year- old David Lee Hunter faces one- to- 20 years in prison for his role in the June automobile accident that killed his sister.
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Hunter initially denied driving the vehicle, but today told the judge he takes responsibility for her death. 23- year- old Tiffany Christina Allen was the mother of two and eight months pregnant with her third child when she was killed.
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Hunter was intoxicated at the time of the crash and tested positive for both marijuana and cocaine. Doctors also found a bag of marijuana in Hunter's pants pocket while he was being treated after the accident.
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((MARIAN KELLEY/ASSISTANT COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: HE HAS A PRIOR DRIVING RECORD OF NEGATIVE 16 POINTS INCLUDING CONVICTIONS FOR DRIVING REVOKED SEVERAL TIMES, POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA, SPEEDING, RECKLESS DRIVING. HE'S NO STRANGER TO THE COURT SYSTEM.))
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Sentencing is scheduled for June.
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Four more charges were dropped today against a former Giles County pastor who is accused of molesting several children.
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53 year old Roger Holcomb is now charged with four counts of aggravated sexual battery and two counts of taking indecent liberties with a minor.
The charges were dropped this morning after another child was unable to testify. Earlier this week two other charges were dropped for the same reason.
Holcomb is now accused of molesting three children while a pastor at the Pembroke Church of God.
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Tonight on News 7 at six, we'll tell you why testimony by one of the alleged victims may have helped the defense.

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Three-point-seven BILLION dollars...that is how much MORE the state will get under a new tax plan adopted by the Senate today.
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The Senate voted to raise the gas, cigarette and sales taxes and to lower the food tax.
But the chamber also approved a tax BREAK for one of the state's largest employers.
Under the measure, Philip Morris will get a tax credit of up to six million dollars a year.
North Carolina provides a similar tax break for its tobacco industry.
Supporters of the bill say it will help preserve jobs.
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((SENATOR WALTER STOSCH/R-HENRICO CO.: IN 2003, PHILIP MORRIS USA PURCHASED TOBACCO FROM MORE THAN 1500 GROWERS IN VIRGINIA SO THAT'S WHAT AT STAKE.))
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But the bill's opponents say the state needs the money more than Philip Morris does.
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((SENATOR YVONNE MILLER/D-NORFOLK: OUR VALUES ARE TWISTED...WE WANT TO GIVE THEM THIS BENEFIT BUT WHEN ITS ANYTHING TO HELP POOR WORKING PEOPLE WE CAN NOT FIND IT IN OUR HEARTS TO DO THAT. ))
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The bill still needs to be approved by the House of Delegates.
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U-S citizens are leaving Haiti today-
That after gunmen have intensified their attacks in cities across that country.
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The State Department issued a travel warning telling Americans to leave while commercial carriers are still operating.
Today that's exactly what many Americans did- as they lined up at the airport waiting for flights.
Some said the organizations they're with were requiring them to leave.
Others decided to go on their own.
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((PETE PETERS/MISSIONARY FROM PENNSYLVANIA: WE BUILT A CHURCH. WE'VE COMPLETED OUR PROJECT. WE'VE HEARD ABOUT THE SAFETY PROBLEMS BUT WE'RE LEFT OUR SAFETY IN GOD'S HANDS. GOD'S TAKING GOOD CARE OF US.))
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Up to 50 people have died in violence in the past several weeks- as armed gang try to take control of the country.


Haiti's elected leader Jean Bertrand Aristide has vowed to stay in power.
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Prosecutors are done presenting their case against Martha Stewart.. and what a difference a day can make,
Yesterday the most damaging testimony so far against Stewart, but today the critical prosecution witness backed off her testimony...
Sharyn Alfonsi has more from New York.
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((The prosecution has wrapped up their case against Martha Stewart...hoping to go out with a bang. But under cross examination, their witness, Mariana Pasternak, a long time friend of Stewart's, fizzled. Pasternak recalled on Thursday that while the two were vacationing in Mexico, Stewart told her that ImClone founder Sam Waksal, "was selling or trying to sell his stock." adding, "Isn't it nice to have brokers who tell you those things?" Now the friend of twenty years is saying she didn't know if -- quote --``that statement was made by Martha or if that was just a thought in my mind.'' But she continued to maintain Stewart said she knew the ImClone founder was trying to sell. Faneuil: Damaging evidence...because it backs up the testimony of the governments star witness Douglas Faneiul. The former assistant to Stewart Stockbroker and co-defendant Peter Baconovic testified that he passed along secret stock tip to Stewart that ultimately led to her sale of more than 200 thousand dollars worth of ImClone shares. SHARYN ALFONSI REPORTS. But all along Stewart and her Baconovic have maintained they sold the stock for an entirely different reason. They say they had a pre-existing agreement to sell the stock when it fell to 60 dollars and their attorney said they had proof. This worksheet of Stewarts stock holdings. Next to Imclone, an "60" notation. Thursday, a top FBI ink analyst testified for the prosecution that the notation was not made at the same time as the other entries on the worksheet. But under cross examination, admitted that it was impossible to tell exactly when it was made. Stewarts attorneys argued that the prosecution has not made it's case and are asking the judge to throw out the most serious charge of securities fraud. A ruling is expected Monday. Sharyn Alfonsi/CBS News, New York.))

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Another state is issuing marriage licenses to same sex-couples. We'll have the details after the break,
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and Steve Smallshaw will introduce us to a man who has made a large gift to Lynchburg's senior citizens.
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Anyone can become a victim of domestic violence. It doesn't matter if you're rich or poor, black or white.
Tonight, in our Domestic Violence series, Joy Sutton talks with a victim who says she never thought her husband would hit her.
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She joins us with details,
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Jean,
This victim says it all started after the honeymoon.
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It started out with verbal attacks and eventually led to violence.
Now she encourages all victims to get away --because it will never get better.
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And this victim's story is not unique.
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But before it ever gets physical, there is usually a pattern abusers follow.
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((VICTIM:THE CYCLE OF ABUSE STARTS WITH SMALL LITTLE THINGS, VERBAL ABUSE, YELLING, SCREAMING, THROWING THINGS. IF THAT HAPPENS YOU SHOULD BE CAREFUL THE NEXT STEP IS HITTING, PUNCHING, CHOKING, WHATEVER)) [RUNS14]
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Ellen Brown, the Director of TAP's Families in transition program, say the mistake most victims make is they underestimate their abuser.
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That's why this victim choose to leave.
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((I HAVE TALKED TO MANY WOMEN WHO HAVE BEEN BEATEN. NOT ONE SINGLE WOMAN HAS SAID MY HUSBAND BEAT ME AND I TOOK HIM BACK AND EVERYTHING IS GREAT NOW. EVERY THING IS HAPPY AND WE'RE IN LOVE. THAT DOESN'T HAPPEN)) [RUNS13]
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Domestic violence experts say some victims are afraid they will be killed if they leave or get away. But According to Virginian's Against Domestic Violence, 36 thousand victims left and sought help last year --less than one percent were actually killed. [fs]
If you are victim and need help you can call 1-800-915-8164. There will also be a domestic violence workshop February 23 and 24th in Roanoke at St. Andrews Catholic Church.
For more information call 540-345-6781.
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Jean, On News 7 at 6 -- we'll take you inside a shelter and tell you why victims should get professional help before they try to leave an abusive situation.

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Add New Mexico to the list of states where same sex couples are getting married.
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A cleark is Sandoval county says this has nothing to do with politics or morals. She says New Mexico law states that marriage is a civil contract between the contracting parties-
The county attorney says denying gay couples marriage could open the county up to legal action.
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Meanwhile in California, more protests to gay marriages there-
this on the day that two conservative groups are in court seeking to ban the marriages.
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A Lynchburg man with a passion for bridge wants to help out his fellow card players and give something back to the city as well.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
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(( They come here from all parts of the city, but for three days a week, about two dozen seniors call the Fairview rec center home.
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((I WILL COME AROUND WITH THE PAINTS AND I JUST NEED TO KNOW WHAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO MAKE..))
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Whether it's ceramics, playing cards or shooting pool.. these elderly citizens are just a few of hundreds who take part in the city's senior programs every week.
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((LINDA PARKER/SENIORS PROGRAM COORDINATOR: TO A LOT OF SENIORS IN THE CITY OF LYNCHBURG THEY MEAN EVERYTHING. THIS IS A HOME TO THEM, THIS IS A HOME AWAY FROM HOME. THEY COUNT ON COMING HERE,. THEY COUNT ON EVERYTHING THAT'S DONE HERE. IT'S JUST PART OF THEIR LIFE, DAILY LIFE.))
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But some of the programs, including its duplicate bridge club, have no permanent home.
Longtime bridge player Orion Templeton says he has the trump card for that.
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Templeton bought this building on Wiggington Road last fall and has offered it to the city for use as a senior center.
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((ORION TEMPLETON/BUILDING DONOR: I'D BEEN LOOKING FOR SEVERAL YEARS FOR A SPOT, AND EVERY TIME WE GET KICKED OUT OF A PLACE MAKES ME THAT MUCH MORE INTERESTED IN LOOKING FOR A PERMANENT HOME))
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The building is now being overhauled inside and out.. and will soon offer Lynchburg seniors an extra four thousand square feet for activities. [Standup 1:49:30] ((Orion Templeton is shelling out his own money to renovate the building and bring it up to code, but it will cost the city at least another 50-thousand dollars to furnish it and finish grading the parking lot. The question now is whether the city can afford to accept a gift like this in what figures to be a very tight budget season.))
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Parks and Rec officials say they've been assured city council is committed to the project.
Renovations should be finished this summer.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg. ))

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Coming up a little later in the newscast,
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[VO] we'll see a new breed of cat that is giving pet owners the best of two worlds.
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Coming up today in Sports, Mike Stevens will have the qualifying results from the Rock.
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Plus we'll have a preview as the Roanoke Express prepares for the biggest weekend of the season.
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Good afternoon everybody, welcome to your end of the week ticker which starts on the ice. The Express takes on the Gwinnett Gladiators tonight at 7:05 at the Round House. Roanoke is 1 and 2 against The Gladiators this season.
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Its also a big weekend for the Express. Tomorrow is Pack the round house night. The old timers game is also tomorrow night and 4 thousand tickets have already been pre-sold.
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Coming up tonight at six, we will show you the retro jerseys the Express will wear tomorrow night.
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Qualifying for Sunday's Subway 400 is in the books at the Rock.
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Ryan Newman blistered the track this afternoon for his 19th career pole, and his third at Rockingham.
Dodge grabbed the top four spots for Sunday's race. Now your complete starting grid.
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Coming up tonight on News 7 at Six - we'll have some college football and basketball news as we update you on the vacant Richmond football job - and the ODAC men's basketball player of the year. Have a great weekend everybody. Jean will be back in just a moment. [go to break]

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On Wall Street today, the stock markets fell after the government reported sharp increases in the price of gas.
Alexis Christoforous has more.
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Finally today, a relatively new breed of cat is attracting some attention in Chicago. The Savannah reportedly has the best attributes of both dogs and cats.
Vince Gerasole (JER-UH-SOW-LEE) has more.
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