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A morning car accident claims the life of a Roanoke woman.
Pittsylvania county authorities identify a body found earlier this year...
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And, what do you do with an EXTRA five million dollars?
The Roanoke City School Board decided just that this morning...


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We're seeing a little sunshine this afternoon but we still have a chance for some stronger storms later today. I'll have your forecast.
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Stay with us. News 7 at noon, starts right now.
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A 20 year old woman lost her life this morning in an accident in Roanoke.
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Roanoke police are looking for a witness to a deadly car wreck this morning.
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They say 20-year old Kristin Monique Hoosier of Roanoke was driving westbound on Brandon Avenue when her car went off the right side of the road and hit a utility pole. Hoosier was taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital where she was pronounced dead. A nearby resident says he was standing on his deck around 6:30 when the car crashed.
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Police are looking for another man who may have been at the accident scene.
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[ANCHOR TAG] They say he is white, in his fifties, wearing blue work clothes and driving a white company truck with ladder racks. Anyone with information is asked to call Roanoke Police.

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The Pittsylvania Sheriff's Office now knows the name of a woman whose body was found earlier this year.
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The skeletonized remains were found April 22nd in a field a few hundred yards from Inman Road. The medical examiner ruled the death a homicide and said the remains belonged to a middle-aged white female. Authorities would not discuss the cause of death. The Danville Register and Bee reports the woman has been identified as Lisa Marie Ayers, a former Danville resident whose family still lives in the city. A memorial service is planned for 10 tomorrow morning at Danville Memorial Gardens.
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The New River Valley is up and running today after last night's severe thunderstorms.
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Last night A-E-P was reporting close to 30-thousand power outages due to the severe weather. Today's numbers are more encouraging. Christiansburg has gone from 19-hundred outages to one. Pulaski County is down from 46-hundred to two.
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Tennessee is not quite as lucky, as they still have around 62-hundred outages in the Kingsport area.
There are unconfirmed reports that a tornado may have touched down on the Virginia-Tennessee border. Police agencies are reporting heavy damage in Scott and Lee counties and the city of Bristol.
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This is what the damage looks like on the Tennessee side. Severe storms knocked down trees, damaged homes and took out power to tens of thousands of homes and businesses. A-E-P officials say it could be several days before the power is restored in that area.
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Additional charges have been filed in Botetourt County stemming from last week's drug overdose at an area Middle School. Charges are pending against three-students: a 17-year-old girl from Lord Botetourt High School and two 14-year-olds from Read Mountain Middle. The high schooler faces distribution of marijuana. While the 14-year-olds face distribution of marijuana and possession of the anti-seizure medication, Klonopin - respectively. Five eight-graders were taken to the hospital last week after taking the prescription drug. So far, nine-teenagers have been charged in connection with the incident. Their hearing will be July 6th in Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court.

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What started as an uncertain budget season, ended with a windfall for Roanoke City Schools.
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This morning, members of the school board approved a revised budget that includes five million dollars more in state funding than officials had expected.
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((WAYNE HARRIS/ROANOKE SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: I'M JUST GRATEFUL TO OUR GOVERNOR AND TO THE MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY WHO RECOGNIZE THAT VIRGINIA'S FUTURE IS BASED ON A STRONG PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM, AND WE NEED FUNDING FOR THE KIND OF THINGS THAT PREPARE OUR STUDENTS. SO IT'S BEEN A GREAT YEAR.))
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The money will fund two new assistant principals, and pay for additional nursing, guidance, technology, central office and security staff. The board also voted to increase the average pay raise to five percent.
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It was supposed to just be a fire drill... but when Bedford County teacher Karen Rodriguez walked outside with her class, she got the surprise of her career.
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Rodriguez was named the Bedford County Teacher of the Year during a ceremony this morning at New London Elementary School.
Rodriguez was selected from 22 teachers across the county.
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((KAREN RODRIGUEZ/BEDFORD CO. TEACHER OF THE YEAR: SHOCKED IS AN UNDERSTATEMENT. I MEAN I AM JUST TOTALLY BLOWN AWAY BY THIS. IT WAS JUST A NORMAL DAY AT SCHOOL. AND WE KNEW SOMETHING WAS GOING ON, WHEN YOU SEE DR. BLEVINS YOU'RE LIKE SOMETHING'S GOING ON SO WE JUST KIND OF.. WE KNEW WE HAD A FIRE DRILL, BUT WE DIDN'T REALLY KNOW ANYTHING ELSE.))
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In addition to more than eight thousand dollars worth of cash prizes and gift certificates donated by county merchants, Rodriguez also won the use of a brand new car for the next year.
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A deal in one Iraqi city could end fighting there. We'll have the details after the break.
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And we'll tell you why things were unexpectedly looking up for the crew of one airplane.
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It's a deal in the making that could be the first step toward peace in Najaf--
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The U-S led coalition says it's stopping offensive operations in the Iraqi city.
That after radical cleric Muqtada al- Sadr agreed to withdraw his forces, if U-S troops also pull back AND if action on an arrest warrant against him is delayed.
A coalition spokesman says if al- Sadr lives up to his end of the deal, the coalition will do its part.
But he adds that al- Sadr will eventually have to comply with the warrant, which implicates him in the killing of a rival cleric.
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British authorities have arrested a terror suspect who U-S officials believe tried to set up terrorist activities in America.
His capture comes one day after warnings of a possible attack this summer.
Teri Okita has the latest.
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(( TRACK: ONE DAY AFTER ALERTING AMERICANS OF THE POSSIBLITY OF A TERRORIST STRIKE THIS SUMMER, ATTORNEY GENERAL JOHN ASHCROFT ANNOUNCED THE ARREST OF TERROR SUSPECT, ABU HAMZA, IN LONDON. AMONG OTHER THINGS, AUTHORITIES SAY HAMZA TRIED TO SET UP TRAINING CAMPS IN OREGON AND AFGHANISTAN FOR VIOLENT JIHADS AGAINST AMERICANS. HE'S BEING HELD ON 11-TERRORISM CHARGES.

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in 1998 in Yeman
TRACK: HAMZA ... A RADICAL MUSLIM CLERIC ... IS "NOT" AMONG THE SEVEN SUSPECTS LISTED YESTERDAY AS "MOST-WANTED" BY THE FBI AND JUSTICE DEPARTMENT. THE FBI SAYS ONE OF THOSE SEVEN SUSPECTS ... 25-YEAR-OLD CALIFORNIAN ADAM GADAHN ... ATTENDED AL-QAEDA TRAINING CAMPS AND SERVED AS AN AL-QAEDA TRANSLATOR. HIS FAMILY CAN'T BELIEVE HE'S A PART OF TERRORIST ACTIVITIES.

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>involved in anything like they were thinking he might be. .
TRACK: HOMELAND SECURITY OFFICIALS WARN THAT TERRORISTS MAY TARGET LARGE GATHERINGS THIS SUMMER ... STARTING WITH THIS SATURDAY'S DEDICATION OF THE WORLD WAR TWO MEMORIAL IN WASHINGTON, D-C. 200-THOUSAND PEOPLE ARE EXPECTED AT THE EVENT ... AND POLICE HAVE BEEN BEEFING UP SECURITY FOR DAYS NOW.
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TRACK: BUT CITY OFFICIALS IN WASHINGTON AND ELSEWHERE SAY THEY'VE RECEIVED NO SPECIFIC THREATS OF PLACE OR TIME. SOME SKEPTICAL DEMOCRATS Suggest THE ALERT HAS BEEN hyped UP TO DRAW ATTENTION AWAY FROM THE WAR IN IRAQ.
STAND-UP: DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE JOHN KERRY STOPPED SHORT OF SAYING THE ALERT IS POLTICALLY-MOTIVATED BUT QUESTIONS THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION'S COMMITMENT TO PROVIDING RESOURCES FOR PROTECTING THE U-S. TERI OKITA, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.))

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Another pretrial hearing for Kobe Bryant is set to get underway in Colorado.
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Bryant is in Eagle County, Colorado for another court appearance.
A trial date could be set today, and more arguments from both sides will be heard.
The defense may introduce DNA evidence collected from his accuser, supporting their theory that she had consensual sex with another man, hours after she claimed she was raped by Bryant.
Prosecutors will argue against an expert witness testifying that there were flaws in the sheriff department's investigation.
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A cargo plane got off balance while sitting at L-A-X.
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Crew members were unloading cargo when the odd occurance took place.
Authorities say the tail jack of the plane was not placed in the correct position.
So, as the crew members were unloading the aircraft, the cargo began shifting.
That made the tail of the plane heavier than the nose, causing the nose of the plane to point upward.
Seven crew members were on board, but they were taken off the plane safely. No injuries were reported.
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The gay marriage debate extends all way to the other side of the world.
Same sex marriage may soon be illegal in Australia.
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Prime minister John Howard says his government will move to ban gay marriages, as well as block same-sex couples from adopting children from overseas.
The move echoes calls by Howard's close ally President Bush for a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage.
But for the first time, the Australian government WILL recognize same- sex partners as dependents.
That means they'll be eligible for their partner's pension after the partner's death.
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Still to come on the newscast,
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we'll see who were the big winners at last night's country music awards.
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A major bond firm has upheld Virginia's perfect credit rating.
Today's decision by Moody's Investors Service to retain Virginia's Triple-A rating puts Wall Street's blessing on changes that the legislature made to the state's fiscal structure.
If the bond rating was downgraded, it would have cost state government (m) millions more dollars in long-term borrowing costs.

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Some of country music's biggest stars got lucky last night in Las Vegas--
They hit the jackpot at the 39th annual Academy of Country Music Awards.
Jennifer Miller has more.
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THE STARS OF COUNTRY MUSIC WERE SHINING ON LAS VEGAS AT THE ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS. THE NIGHT'S TOP PRIZE - ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR - WENT TO TOBY KEITH - MARKING HIS SECOND WIN FOR THE AWARD IN SO MANY YEARS... TOBY KEITH: SOT: "LETS ALL GO OUT AND PARTY TONIGHT ANR ROCK IT ALL IN VEGAS" FOR OTHERS - THE BEST PART OF THE AWARDS WAS SIMPLY HEARING THEIR NAMES. pop orange carpet- 19:13:16 montgomery gentry "the biggest highlight to be able to kick off the show" AND THAT THEY DID pop: performance Nominated for Top Vocal Duo - Montgomery Gentry - lost the honors to long-time Country Kings - Brooks & Dunn AGAIN. Lonestar - up for Top Vocal Group - WAS AMONG MORE THAN DOZEN PERFORMANCES
. THEY ALL SAY THEY LOVE THE FANS, BUT AT THESE SHOWS A SPOT ON THE STAGE PAYS OFF IN MORE WAYS THAN ONE. sot orange c

arpet: 19:32:08 performers have a 170% jump in sales - THE SHOW IS SLATED AS COUNTRY MUSIC S NIGHT TO SHINE. AND ALAN JACKSON BEGAN BASKING IN ITS GLOW EARLY WINNING BEST SINGLE AND VOCAL EVENT OF THE YEAR. pop: back stage? MILLER Bridge: In its 39 yearS of awards - the Academy HAS ONLY HANDED OUT FOUR SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS ONE OF THEM WENT TO
WILLIE NELSON. SOT: Willie Nelson back stage - And after the show the real fun was just getting started... these co

untry crooners celebrated with their annual all star jam. JM, CBSN, LV. ))
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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was UP 62 points. The NASDAQ has lost two.

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Up next in the sports,
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We'll tell you why some major league scouts are taking notice of the action in Salem.
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Virginia baseball has experienced success like never before this season. But tournaments can be the great equalizer. And last night the Cavs found that out the hard way.
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The UVa faithful turned out to cheer on the second seeded Cavs as they battled 7th seeded Duke. Those fans would have plenty to cheer about, as the Cavs scratched across a run in the first and second inning to take a 2-to-nothing lead. But Duke erupted in the next two frames, with four runs in the third and two more in the fourth - including a homerun by Bryan Smith.
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Fans weren't the only ones to get an an eyeful of the tournament.
Major league scouts were out in full force with the amateur draft just a few weeks away. Travis Wells has more.
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The ACC baseball tournament continues at Salem Memorial Stadium.
Today's games features Maryland and North Carolina this morning...
Virginia takes on North Carolina State at 1:30. Georgia Tech hooks up with Clemson at 5 p-m, and Florida State faces Duke at 8:30 tonight.

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The Commonwealth Games of Virginia will be back in town for the 15th straight year later this summer.
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The Virginia Amateur Sports has announced its Male Athlete of the Year, multi- sport star from Cave Spring Zach Chapin.
The Female Athlete of the Year Award went to E.C. Glass's Syretta Catlett for her karate exploits.
The organization also announced that 1996 gold medal- winning gymnast Kerri Strug will be the guest speaker at the opening ceremonies on July 16th.
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