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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

Police in Martinsville make two arrests in a murder case that had apparently gone cold.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

And, it's only Monday. But we'll show you why the week's almost over as far as state budget negotiations go.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Tonight on News 7 sports - the Hidden Valley soccer team is kicking up a storm this season. The Avalanche is back home tonight at Salem Memorial -
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and Vijay Singh works overtime on Monday to win the HP Classic with a birdie on the final hole in New Orleans this afternoon.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


The western mountains head into a frosty forecast and WeatherSchool wants to know if you are afraid. Details ahead.

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[ANCHOR=Shannon 4-Shot]


News 7 is next.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Martinsville police believe they've solved a five year old murder case.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


The two suspects are already behind bars on unrelated charges.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Good evening, I'm Shannon Young.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


And I'm Keith Humphry.
[M'Ville-Murder]
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[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=04-10 TC59:36]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


A woman in Martinsville finally got the call she'd been waiting for.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-shot]


Authorties now say they know who killed her 19 year old son.
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Justin McLeod is in Martinsville tonight where investigators made the announcement about an hour and a half ago.
Justin do we know what led to the arrest?
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((ROLLCUE:... only recently did they get a break in the case.))
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[***JUSTIN'S MIC HOT***]
Police have charged 27 year old Steven Turner and 24 year old Marquise Grant.
Both are serving time in prison for drug offenses.
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[Salem-Robbery]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=04-12 TC43:23]
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Salem police are looking for a bank robber.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem;]

The hold up occurred after one o'clock at the Lakeside Branch of B-B-and-T. Investigators say a man told one of the tellers he had a gun and demanded money. The suspect was described as a five foot nine, heavy set white man in his mid to late 40s. Police say he was wearing a black suit with a cream-colored fedora- style hat. He was last seen on foot headed toward East Main street and Electric Road. Anyone with information is asked to call the Salem Police Department.
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[Hampton]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=myr]
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The secretary of a former Bedford County supervisor convicted of forgery is now being accused of stealing money from his company.
A Franklin County grand jury indicted Angela Hampton today on EIGHT charges, including embezzlement and attaining money under false pretense.
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[SUPER=03-Bedford Co./March 8;]

Authorities say Hampton embezzled thousands of dollars over a 20-month period from Dominion Fabricators, where she was a secretary for the owner, former Bedford County supervisor, Kirby Richardson. Richardson pled guilty in March to forging public documents in Bedford County, though he said it was Hampton's idea.

He will be sentenced later this month.
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[State-budget]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=04-11 TC55:47]
[SS=VA Budget]


It is day 111 for state lawmakers.
They have not reached a budget agreement yet but conferees say they are making progress.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & Meghan /State Microwave;]


Meghan Muldoon joins us from the State Capitol with an update.
Budget conferees have been meeting all day
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but despite a lot of pacing and optimisim, there's no white smoke yet.
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(( This is how Virginia's budget is negotiated:
The House and Senate conferees walk back and forth between the ninth and tenth floors of the General Assembly building exchanging sheets of paper and compromise proposals.
Using this method, they say they have already reached an agreement on funding for health and human services and are close to an agreement on higher education.
Lawmakers say they hope to finish work sometime today and present a budget for both chambers to vote on later this week.
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((SENATOR WILLIAM WAMPLER/(R) BRISTOL: I THINK EVERYBODY IS NEGOTIATING IN GOOD FAITH. I REALLY HOPE WE'RE ABLE TO RESOLVE THOSE DIFFERENCES AND FIND THAT MIDDLE GROUND AND REPORT SOMETHING OUT BY CLOSE OF BUSINESS TODAY IF THAT'S MIDNIGHT OR EVEN TWO IN THE MORNING. BUT I THINK WE'RE VERY CLOSE AND WE'LL HAVE SOMETHING COMPLETED.)) [RUNS:13]
[OUT Q=and we'll have something completed.]))
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shooting for Thursday. It takes at least ten hours to print the document which is normally several hundred pages.
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So, Shannon, conferees need to wrap up negotiations by Wednesday afternoon at the latest if they expect to have a vote on Thursday.

[VT-Admissions]


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The state's budget battle is even keeping some high school seniors from choosing a college.
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May first was the deadline to notify Virginia Tech if your child was going to the school. But school officials say, they've been unable to set tuition and fee rates for the fall - which has has a lot of parents and students worried. Tech administrators say for the first time ever, they plan on making a lot of exceptions to the deadline as people try to figure out their financial aid situations. The university is expecting a freshman class of 5-thousand next year. That's 3-hundred more than last year.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
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[ENG#=V10]


Voters head to the polls tomorrow, but some races may not be decided until Wednesday night.
Find out why when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Plus officials say Roanoke's cleaned up its act... and the site of the city's proposed stadium.
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[1st-Wx]
[Voting]
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Election day is tomorrow. Polls open at 6 in the morning and close at 7 in the evening.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

But, election officials in Blacksburg say they may not be able to name the winners of the town council race until later in the week.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shannon & Rachel/Microwave;]

New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel DePompa is here to tell us why. Rachel?
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[SUPER=@Rachel1;]
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Keith and Shannon, There are six people vying for three open town council seats. Two of those candidates are not on the ballot and have to be written in. Election officials say they are expecting a high voter turnout in Blacksburg and those write-in votes could keep them busy.
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(( It looks like election time in downtown Blacksburg. The signs are all around and the voting machines are lined up... waiting to go into action. And with two high profile write in candidates- this year's election could get tricky. Election officials are even counting on it.

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((RANDALL WERTZ: WE ANTICIPATE A LARGE NUMBER OF WRITE IN VOTES TOMORROW IN BLACKSBURG AND THE OFFICER OF ELECTIONS AT THE END OF THE EVENING WILL ONLY BE GIVING US THE TOTAL NUMBER OF WRITE IN VOTES.)) [RUNS:10]
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That means vote totals for the two write in candidates won't be known. If the write-in totals exceed the number of votes for any of the four candidates listed on the ballot, election officials can't name the three winners. The electoral board has to certify all write in votes and they don't meet until Wednesday afternoon.

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((RANDALL WERTZ: AT THAT TIMES THEY'LL BE ABLE TO GO OVER ALL THE WRITE IN VOTES AND DETERMINE WHICH CANDIDATE THAT WRITE IN WAS FOR.)) [RUNS:09]
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Since they are expecting a lot of write-in votes. There will be instructions at the polls on how to do that.
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And Keith/Shannon, if folks are casting a write-in vote tomorrow and are still confused, ask an election official. That's what they are their for.

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News 7 will bring you election news and returns from key races throughout the region tomorrow evening.
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[Take Election Web FS] And you can find continuously-updated results for all contested races at wdbj7-dot-com.
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[Rke-Council]


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The most recent discovery of buried waste near Roanoke's Public Works Service Center has produced a new settlement with the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality.
City officials say they believe the site of the proposed stadium and amphitheater is now "clean as a whistle."
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The city is not admitting guilt, but it has agreed to a settlement of three thousand dollars for the most recent discoveries of solid waste.
As they approved the consent order with D- E- Q this afternoon, members of council said they are confident the site is free of dangerous debris.
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((THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO REASON FOR ANYONE TO THINK THAT THERE IS SOME TYPE OF TOXIC WASTE SITUATION HERE, SOME TYPE OF HAZARD TO PREVENT SOME PRODUCTIVE USE OF THIS PROPERTY IN THE FUTURE, WHATEVER THAT MAY BE.))
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More than a thousand barrels were discovered near the Center in the late 90s, but the latest consent order deals with a small number of drums and pails that were unearthed after the city began work on the stadium project.
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[Stocks]


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New signs of economic strength sent Wall Street higher. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW gained 88 points.
NASDAQ rose 19.
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[SPONSOR ANNOUNCE]
[COMMERCIAL]

[Radford-Arson]


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Radford University Police are investigating a pair of arson cases in a single dormitory.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford;]

Police say two small incendiary devices have been ignited in Tyler Hall in the last two weeks. No one was injured and no property was damaged. Evidence seized in both cases has been sent to a state forensic lab for analysis.
Investigators say they're taking the matter seriously and will aggressively pursue the case. Anyone with information is asked to call University Police.
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[Taxes]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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Federal taxes were due two-weeks ago. Now, time is running out for Virginians to finish their state taxes.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]

Midnight is the deadline to file state returns. Residents have had months to file, but even so, folks in Roanoke County were still trickling in to get forms, last minute help and file extensions. Even if you file an extension you still have pay what you owe or face a six-percent filing penalty.
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((DORIS SALYER, ROANOKE CO. STATE INCOME TAX COORDINATOR: IF YOU FILE AN EXTENSION THEN YOU'VE GOT FOUR-EXTRA MONTHS TO FILE THAT, BUT IF YOU OWE YOU HAVE TO SEND MONEY WITH THAT EXTENSION, OR THAT EXTENSIONS NO GOOD.))
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[OUT Q=... EXTENSION'S NO GOOD.]
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The Department of Taxation suggests filing electronically, but you can also drop off returns or extensions at the post office or at boxes set up outside some local tax offices. Returns must be postmarked today to avoid a penalty for late filing.
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[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Coming up tonight on News 7 sports - the Avs are back home tonight, Sosa and Singh already have done a day's work,

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and the Hidden Valley high school soccer team is riding high heading into tomorrow night's showdown with the Blacksburg Bruins.
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[S-Salem]


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The Salem Avalanche takes on the Myrtle Beach Pelicans tonight at 7:05 at Salem Memorial Stadium.
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[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]


Salem split a double header with Kinston Sunday. The Avalanche heads into this three game set against the Pelicans having slipped just a little to third place in the tough Southern Division of the Carolina League but the players are optimistic about their 12 and 10 record at this point in the season.
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[S-Cubs]


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In the big leagues this afternoon Greg Maddux got a win and the Cubs hit three homers to beat the Cardinals 7-to-3.
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[SUPER=03-St. Louis, MO/Fox Sports Net; :00]

It was a one run game in the 6th when Maddux got some great defense from Sammy Sosa in right as he comes on quickly robs Scott Rolen on the extra base hit. Sammy then gave the Cubs some insurance in the top of the 9th as he rips a two run shot out of the park in left.
[super=35-Chicago/7/St. Louis/3;]

It's his 6th of the season. The Cubs win it 7-to-3.
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[S-Soccer]


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The Hidden Valley boys' soccer team is ranked 8th in the state and getting to prive that it truly belongs. Tomorrow night the Titans take on the Blacksburg Bruins.

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So far this year - Hidden Valley is 9-and-1 thanks in no small part to the leadership of 12 seniors.
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The loss that Hartman spoke of is not the one that came on the field earlier this year, but the one that came in the off-season when coach Bruce Mahan died of complications of a brain aneuysm. The Titans have dedicated every game to his memory.
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[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Bridgewater College grad Jermaine Taylor has taken another step forward in his quest to make it in the NFL.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bridgewater/Last Season; :00]

The all-American linebacker attended a three-day tryout with the Packers over the weekend, and he impressed them enough to earn a free agent contract. He will now return to Green Bay on May 17th to prepare for the Pack's next mini-camp the first week of June.
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[S-Radford]


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A couple of members of the Radford University men's basketball team will be not be with the program next season. Kyle Zaharias a rising senior from Midlothian is leaving the program for personal reasons while junior college transfer J.J. Coley will take a year off to attend to family matters back in Florida.

[S-Golf]


[ANCHOR=mike]
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For the second straight week a PGA Tour event had to go an extra day to wrap itself up.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New Orleans, LA/Golf Channel; :00]

And for the second straight week it was Vijay Singh taking home the first place check. But he had to dodge a hot blade in the hands of little-known Joe Ogilvie who almost forced a playoff with this bunker shot that does everything, but drop it in the hole. Ogilvie finished tied for second with Phil Mickelson, while Singh pocketed $918 thousand dollars.
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[Center-Fundraising]
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[TAPE#=04-07 TC1:33:16]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Center in the Square wants your attention.
[ENG#=1]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
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[VO-NAT :16]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

The non-profit organization is getting creative with mailers in its attempt to raise 240-thousand dollars over the next two months. Rather than the standard form letter, some donors will receive what look like mini-pizza boxes stuffed with carpet samples.
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[IN Q=Part of the effort of sending boxes like this...]

((JIM SEARS/PRESIDENT, CENTER IN THE SQUARE: PART OF THE EFFORT OF SENDING BOXES LIKE THIS IS TO GET PEOPLE TO OPEN THEM. TYPICALLY, WE'LL SEND OUT ENVELOPES THAT SAY "CENTER IN THE SQUARE" IN THE CORNER AND, HEY, IT'S THROWN AWAY. BUT WE'RE HOPING THAT THESE BOXES WILL GET PEOPLE'S ATTENTION.))
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[OUT Q=hoping that these boxes will get people's attention.]
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Employees today helped assemble some of the 1-thousand boxes. Center bought the boxes and paid for the printing but everything else was donated. President Jim Sears says future mailers may include small gifts, like candy or cookies. The boxes will be mailed by Friday.
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