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Coming up on News 7,
A violent night in the city of Roanoke, as police respond to three separate stabbings.
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And no claims yet on the 230-million won from last night's mega-millions lottery.
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Three separate stabbings in Roanoke last night leave one man dead and at least eight people wounded.
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Good evening, I'm Myranda Stephens.

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We start with a stabbing that occurred outside a Williamson Road restaurant. One man has died and four others are injured- one seriously. [NEWS 7 AT 6 IN BAM]
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Jennifer Wishon joins us with the latest. Myranda, police say 32- year- old Jim Dennis Armijo of Wirtz died early this morning from stab wounds he suffered outside Edgar's Restaurant.
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One of the victims who was stabbed in the side says it all happened quickly during a fight that he's still trying to piece back together.
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((((QUICK NATS INSIDE EDGAR'S)) Edgar's Restaurant on Williamson Road is a local hangout where regular customers stop in for a drink or a game of pool.
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Restaurant owner Eddie Etheridge says he was shocked when one of his employees called early Saturday morning to say a group of men had been stabbed outside his business.
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((EDDIE ETHERIDGE: I MEAN WE'VE HAD FIGHTS IN HERE, WE'VE HAD ARGUMENTS IN HERE, WE'VE CUT PEOPLE OFF, THREW THEM OUT, BUT I MEAN, THIS REALLY UPSETS ME.))
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32- year- old James Wayne Brady of Rocky Mount says he was walking out of Edgar's around midnight when he heard his friend Jim Armijo arguing with someone. He says a fight broke out... He and his friends got involved and realized they'd been cut when Armijo collapsed. Brady and 25- year- old Matthew Pelter were treated and released from the hospital, but 23- year- old Carroll Nathan Cane remains in serious condition. Police arrested 40- year- old Ronald Wayne Hobbs of Roanoke in connection with the stabbings.
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((SHELLY ALLEY: THE SUSPECT HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH TWO COUNTS OF MALICIOUS WOUNDING. THOSE CHARGES WERE FILED PRIOR TO ONE OF THOSE VICTIMS PASSING AWAY SO WE'LL CONFER WITH THE COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY'S OFFICE TO WHAT NEEDS TO HAPPEN IN TERMS OF CHANGING THOSE CHARGES IN LIGHT OF THE FACT THAT ONE OF THOSE VICTIMS DID PASS AWAY EARLY THIS MORNING.))
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James Brady says he remembers at least three other people who were involved in the fight. A fourth man sustained minor injuries but did not seek medical treatment or speak to police.
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Myranda, the incident is still under investigation and anyone with information is asked to contact Roanoke City Police.

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A 17- year- old Roanoke man is in serious condition after being stabbed near his home last night.
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It happened around 10 o'clock at the corner of 12th Street and Jamison Avenue. 21- year- old Damien Wright was arrested at his home on Tazewell Avenue and is charged with malicious wounding. He's being held at the Roanoke City Jail. Police say they're not sure what led to the stabbing.
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An argument outside Gary's Bar and Grill in Roanoke sent three women to the hospital. Police responded to the scene on Marshall Avenue shortly after one this morning. Nearby residents say they heard screaming and a mob of people fighting outside the bar. A 49- year- old and 19- year- old were stabbed. A 30- year- old woman also suffered injuries after being struck with a hammer. No word on their conditions. Police believe other victims and suspects were involved. Anyone with information is asked to contact Roanoke City Police.
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Still no word on who holds the winning ticket in the Mega Millions lottery.
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One ticket sold in Virginia matched all the numbers and the money ball, and it was sold in Stephens City Virginia. That's just south of Winchester. Whoever holds the winning ticket will receive at LEAST 230-million dollars.
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Still ahead on the newscast, another unseasonable day is in store for tomorrow. Brent will have your full forecast in a few minutes...
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and also, testing has been going on for several months, but when will these signs officially go online? We'll tell you right after the break.
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V-Dot says the testing of new signs along Interstate 81 should be complete in a few months.
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About half of the 39 signs have been installed in Southwest Virginia. They'll be used to notify motorists of accidents and road- work that could cause delays. Signs will also be installed on intersecting roads like Interstate 581 so drivers will be aware of traffic problems before they get to 81. V-Dot officials say the signs are the first of their design in the state and must be tested extensively. Once they're complete they'll be monitored and updated 24 hours a day from Virginia Tech's Transportation Institute.
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Coming up, day one action from the ODAC hoops tournament, Virginia hits the ACC road again, and
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Jamie Mcmurray wins his 4th consecutive Rockingham Busch race.
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It's only the first day of the ODAC men's basketball tournament and there has already been a major upset.
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John Swickrath's 8th seeded Lynchburg College Hornets weren't happy just to be at the party, they decided to make some noise.
Top seeded Randolph-Macon tried to build on an 11 point halftime lead. Justin Wansley gets free down low for a chippie. But the Hornets held Macon scoreless for a nine minute stretch.
Pete Manos comes up with the steal on the backdoor. He goes coast to coast for the lay-in and one. Lynchburg was smellin' the upset.
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Manos then buried a three late as Lynchburg becomes the first 8 seed to knock off a 1 in the 24 year history of the ODAC tournament. 54 to 50 was the final.
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The Hornets will get Virginia Wesleyan in tomorrow's first semifinal. The Marlins took out Guilford today. Roanoke and Hampden-Sydney are underway. Bridgewater and Emory & Henry finish things off at 8.

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One team was destined to get out of the ACC cellar today as Virginia traveled to Clemson.
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After an ugly first half, Oliver Purnell's Tigers led the Cavs by 8.
But Virginia came out of the locker room in the zone. First, JR Reynolds rings up three from long range on the wing.
Then just a few possessions later, Todd Billet pulls the trigger on a three point bomb.
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He finished with 21, none bigger than these three with 16 seconds left to put UVA up one. Billet added a lay-in off a steal on the final possession. He's a hero for the second straight week as the Cavs win it 58-55.
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Jamie McMurray made history today at the Rock by winning his 4th consecutive Busch race at the mile oval.
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The fourth and final caution of the day came out when Aaron Fike spun into the turn 3 wall. As if that wasn't bad enough. As Fike tried to drive away, along came Hermie Sadler and Sadler t-boned the Fike ride right in the door. Both drivers were okay.
McMurray got past Kevin Harvick with just 20 laps to go and held on for the checkered flag in the Goody's Headach(------------) e Powder 200 tying Mark Martin's record of 4 straight.