Today on News 7 at 5, two teenage girls are charged with murder. The suspects include the victim's own daughter.
And we may have missed the worst of those storms, but parts of West Virginia spend Memorial Day underwater.
Let's hope the next 24 hours is quieter than the last weatherwise. A cool front should do the trick. We will check out the forecast in a few moments.
On Healthcheck tonight, the ultrasound that lets you see baby can also help doctors see your heart.
On this Memorial Day holiday, Americans honor and remember those who have served and sacrificed.
And the holiday weekend is a huge one for Hollywood. News 7 at 5 is next.
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Two teenage girls are charged with murdering a Wythe County woman, and one of the suspects is the victim's daughter.
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Investigators say they found the body of 42-year-old Vaughne Roxanne Thomas of Max Meadows overnight .. buried under a pile of logs behind her home on Rome Road, the victim of an apparent stabbing.
The Wythe County Sheriff's department says the victim's husband returned from a weekend trip last night to find the family home ransacked, and his wife and her daughter missing.
He called for help, and investigators say when they tracked down the daughter, they learned the location of the the body.
The victim's 14-year-old daughter and a 15-year-old female are held without bond at the New River Juvenile Detention Center.
Mother nature brings in Memorial Day with a vengence.
If you were woken up early this morning by thunder storms and driving rain- you were not alone.
It was all part of a series of strong storms that swept through much of the Midwest and East coast overnight. In all nine people are dead.
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In West Virginia, one elderly man died and two other people were injuried in flooding from the storms- that dumped as much as four inches of rain in some areas overnight.
High water and mudslides washed out bridges and covered roads, cutting off some communities in Mingo, Logan and Wyoming counties.
In Logan county, water is reaching homes and businesses.
The Governor has declared a state of emergency in several counties.
Shelters have been set up where at least 100 people are being housed.
In Tennessee,a 7-year old girl is the latest victim of flooding- she died when a line of thunderstorms and a possible tornado destroyed homes and campgrounds.
In the Chattanooga area, 19 thousand people are without power tonight.
As Drew Levinson reports, from Indiana to Missouri and Kentucky twisters touched down and now, people are picking up what's left behind.
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"OH THAT IS LARGE, VERY LARGE, A HALF MILE WIDE AT LEAST."
Tornado Ally seemed more like a Tornado super highway.....
"GOODNESS, OH MY."
....from Sunday to Monday more than 100 twisters were reported from Kansas to Indiana......
"HERE IT COMES, I SAID IT WAS GOING WOO, WOO, WOO, WOO WOO WOO""
"WE FOUND THIS OUT IN THE YARD, THIS BOOK WAS SPEARED WITH THIS PIECE OF
The damage is devastating.
On this Memorial Day---many in the nation's heartland find themselves picking through their memories.
"IT HURTS YOUR HEART IT REALLY DOES."
This holiday has become anything but....as some try to salvage what they can.
In the small Indiana town of Marengo nearly 80 percent of the businesses
are gone...including John Lowe's flower shop.
"IT WAS REALLY HARD TO WALK THROUGH IT AND SEE THAT, THE HOUSES AND THE
TREES AND WHEN i SAW MY SHOP, I WAS LIKE WOW."
In Tennessee, they weren't tornadoes--but rather whipping winds--so
strong they caused a wall in a home to collapse, killing a little girl
as she slept.
THOMAS BASS/VICTIM'S GRANDFATHER:
"IT JUST HAPPENED ALL IN A SECOND...I DIDN'T HAVE TIME TO DO ANYTHING."
From wind to water...
"IT LOOKS LIKE A RIVER"
Many in the Southern coal mining region of West Virginia found
themselves stranded...cutoff...the high water and mudslides washed out several bridges.
The storms, late Sunday and early Monday dumped more than four inches of rain.
The Governor has declared a state of emergency....financially that will help, emotionally it will take time to heal.
Drew Levinson, CBS News.))
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The contributions of all veterans, and the sacrifice of those who never returned from the battlefield were honored today in western Virginia.
In Roanoke, the threat of thunderstorms moved ceremonies from Lee Plaza to Greene Memorial United Methodist Church.
There, veterans remembered fallen comrades, and offered prayers for the servicemen and women now in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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((FRED ELLIS/WORLD WAR II VETERAN: I COME DOWN HERE TO REPRESENT ALL THOSE GUYS WHO COULDN'T MAKE IT, AND A LOT OF MY FRIENDS ARE NOT HERE TODAY.))
((JIM WERNER/KOREAN WAR VETERAN: WHEN I WAS NINETEEN AND A HALF YEARS OLD, I WAS THREE THOUSAND MILES FROM HOME AND IT MAKES YOU GO BACK AND YOU REALLY FEEL IT AND YOU NEED TO SUPPORT THE GUYS OVERSEAS NOW.))
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The National D-Day Memorial also marked the occasion with a simple ceremony and wreath-laying.
Tonight on News 7 at Six we'll speak with a veteran from Utah, who followed a weekend visit to the National World War II Memorial in Washington with a stop in Bedford.
This Memorial Day takes on extra meaning, because 800 U-S soldiers have been killed in Iraq in the last 14 months.
And as Teri Okita reports, tens of thousands of veterans came to the nation's capitol this holiday to remember all who have fallen.
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(((Locator: Arlington, Virginia)
(NATSD OF TAPS (11:38:38) PLAYED AT ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY)
TRACK: MEMORIAL DAY HAS ALWAYS HELD SPECIAL MEANING AROUND WASHINGTON,
D-C ESPECIALLY AT ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERYS TOMB OF THE UNKNOWNS.
BUT THIS YEAR, WITH AMERICANS STILL DYING IN IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN, THE
WREATH-LAYING CEREMONY TOOK ON EVEN MORE SIGNIFICANCE. THE
COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF PAID RESPECTS TO VETERANS, PAST AND PRESENT.
SOT: (11:35:06) Bush: They defended our nation, liberated the oppressed
and served the cause of peace.
(NATSD OF PARADE)
TRACK: TENS OF THOUSANDS OF WORLD WAR TWO VETERANS, MANY OF THEM IN
THEIR 80S, WERE HONORED WITH A PARADE THROUGH WASHINGTON. THEY WERE
REMINDED OF AMERICAS FIGHT AGAINST TYRANNY THEN AND NOW.
(Super: Donald Rumsfeld/Defense Secretary)
SOT: (11:23:54) Freedom is why Americans, young men and women, fight
TRACK: DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE AND VIETNAM VETERAN, JOHN
KERRY, STOPPED BY THE VIETNAM MEMORIAL ON HIS WAY TO A HOLIDAY PARADE IN
THE MILITARY TOWN OF PORTSMOUTH, VIRGINIA.
TRACK: AND COMMEMORATIONS ARE BEING HELD IN OTHER PARTS OF THE COUNTRY
NOT JUST FOR THE DEAD BUT FOR THE WOUNDED. IN MOUNT PLEASANT,
MICHIGAN, THEYRE HONORING LANCE CORPORAL ROY THOMAS WHO RECEIVED A
PURPLE HEART FOR INJURIES SUFFERED DURING THE WAR IN IRAQ.
(Super: Lance Cpl Roy Thomas/USMC)
SOT: (13:03:32ish) This memorial day has a big effect on me because I
lost some of my comrades, in any other previous one this has never
happened to me, and now I have something to sit back and memorialize on.
TRACK: IN NEW YORK CITY, THEY RAISED THE COLORS OVER THE U-S-S INTREPID
A WORLD WAR TWO AIRCRAFT CARRIER-TURNED-MUSEUM ON THE HUDSON RIVER.
TRACK: AND IN LOS ANGELES, SANTA MONICA BEACH HAS BECOME A MAKESHIFT
MEMORIAL TO THE SOLDIERS KILLED IN IRAQ. 800-CROSSES LINE THE SAND AND
ORGANIZERS SAY THEYLL KEEP THE MEMORIAL UNTIL THE WAR ENDS.
(Super: Teri Okita/Reporting)
STANDUP: With the war on terrorism putting soldiers at daily risk, many
Americans are becoming more aware of this holidays significance and
paying their due respect. Teri Okita, CBS News, Washington.
Some of our soldiers in Iraq got a break today, but for others, it's business as usual. We'll take you there next.
And a new use for ultrasound .. not for your baby, but for your heart. The details are still ahead in Healthcheck.
Memorial Day is no holiday for U.S. troops in Iraq.
The fighting continues as the Iraqi Governing Council struggles for stability.
Charlie D'Agata is in Baghdad and has the latest.
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((Not exactly a memorial day cookout, but close enough for troops in Sadr city, taking a break from the war that surrounds them. (MEMORIAL DAY NATS) In Baghdad, at a small ceremony at one of Saddam's former palaces, Lt General Ricardo S
anchez paid tribute to the 893 men and women who gave their lives since the start of the Iraq war. SOT: Lieutenant Gen
eral Ricardo Sanchez, Commander of US troops in Iraq: "They must not have died in vain, we must not walk away from this mission,otherwise their sacrifices will in fact be in vain." That mission -- and sacrifice -- continued despite a ceasefire called four days ago in the holy cities of Najaf and Kufa, where there has been fierce fighting between US troops and militia loyal to Shiite cleric Muqtada al Sadr. On Camera Bridge: US MILITARY OFFICIALS STILL AREN'T SURE WHY INSURGENTS CONTINUE TO FIGHT -- WHETHER THEY HAVEN'T GOT WORD ABOUT THE CEASEFIRE, OR WHETHER AL SADR CAN'T -- OR WON'T -- RESTRAIN HIS MILITIA. On the day the announcement for president was supposed to be made, a powerful car bomb exploded on a busy street in central Baghdad, killing four Iraqis...underlining the need for strong leadership from a government still in transition. (Nats) And the infighting continues on the political front...battles being fought between the US, the UN on one side and the Iraqi governing council on the other...who will be president of the new Iraq is a decision that has already passed its deadline. Charlie D'Agata for CBS News, Baghdad ))
On Healthcheck tonight, the same technology that lets parents see a baby before birth is now helping heart patients.
As Dr. Sean Kenniff reports, the 3D-ultrasound give pictures of a beating heart that some patients say can't be beat.
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THREE YEARS AGO, 57 YEAR OLD TOM HOWELL WOULD BE GASPING FOR AIR AFTER
CLIMBING THESE SAME STEPS.
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"I'd go to the gym and I'd become very short of breath."
A VALVE IN HIS HEART-- THE AORTIC VALVE-- WASN'T WORKING.
SURGEONS REMOVED IT, AND REPLACED IT WITH A VALVE FROM A PIG.
BUT TOM IS A PILOT, AND HE NEEDS TO BE SURE THE VALVE IS WORKING, AND
RELYING ON CONVENTIONAL 2 DIMENSIONAL ULTRASOUND DIDN'T GIVE HIM OR HIS
DOCTORS PEACE OF MIND.
(STANDUP: Dr. Sean Kenniff/CBS NEWS/Miami, FL)
But now there's a better way to take a look at the heart. With new
3-Dimensional Ultrasound technology, doctors cannot only tell how well
the heart is functioning, but they can tell exactly what it looks like
on a minute to minute, and beat by beat basis."
(SOT-Dr. Humberto Machado/Mercy Hospital)
"You're seeing the live beating heart as if you had it in your hand."
DOCTOR HUMERTO MACHADO, A CARDIOLOGIST AT MERCY HOSPITAL, SAYS THE NEW
DEVICE IS MORE THAN PRETTY PICTURES.
SINCE IT DELIVERS EXQUISITE ANATOMICAL DETAIL IN REAL TIME, IT'S NOT
JUST A DIAGNOSTIC TOOL, BUT THERAPEUTIC ONE. HELPING DOCTORS PLAN AND
PERFORM CARDIAC PROCEDURES.
(SOT-Dr. Machado again)
"Indeed the surgeon or operator can rehearse before committing to the
procedure exact the technique he will be doing."
LIKE OTHER ULTRASOUND PROCEDURES, THE TECHNOLOGY IS PAINLESS, AND
HARMLESS-USING NO RADIATION. BUT TOM SAYS THE BIGGEST BENEFIT TO 3-D
ULTRASOUND IS SEEING A HEALTHY HEART, WITH HIS OWN EYES.
(SOT-Tom Howell/Cardiac Patient)
"You can see the heart valves flipping back and forth, and it makes you
fell a little more confident that they're doing a good job."
DOCTOR SEAN KENNIFF, CBS NEWS.
It's back to work tomorrow, but is it back to more rain? Robin has the full forecast just ahead.
And what a weekend for the movies. Shrek leads of pack of films to some big box office numbers.
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Many peple celebrated this Memorial Day in downtown Roanoke, for this year's Festival in the Park.
Myranda Stephens has more from the big event.
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Lord Botetourt hires a new basketball coach. Steve Mason names names just ahead in our two minute ticker.
And look who's resurfaced from the sands of Jordan. The marble head of a second cenury Roman emperor.
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Good afternoon everybody, welcome to your memorial Day ticker which starts on the fast track. Jimmie Johnson won the Coca-Cola 600 last night but before Johnson and the field of Nextel Cup drivers raced on the 1.5 mile track, their honored their heroes.
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As part of the pre race ceremony the drivers and fans paid tribute to our armed forces fighting overseas.
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Jimmie Jonshon led 334 of 400 laps in a dominating second straight win in the Coca-Cola 600. The move of the night happened right here when Johnson threaded the needle between two cars late in the race on his way to taking back the lead. There was a three lap shoot out thanks to a Ryan Newman caution, but Johnson ran away with the win. Michale Waltrip was second.
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Lord Botetourt high school has hired a new head boys basketball coach. Jon Cook takes over for the Cavaliers.
Cook has been an assistant at Lord Botetourt for the last seven seasons under Ed Purdy and Mark Wane, who resigned at the end of this past season. Cook played high school ball under Billy Pope at Northside.
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On to major league baseball. The Braves beat the Expos 8-2 this Memorial day afternoon. J.D. Drew connects on a solo shot to right and a six run seventh proved to much for Montreal.
IN the AL, Baltimore beat up on the Boston Red Sox 13 to 4. B.J. Surhoff takes Derek Lowe deep, O's by 9.
While the NBA season is winding down with the Finals ready to start up early in June.
The NBDL is in a major down period right now.
So much so that Dazzle head coach Kent Davison has been working on getting his real estate license.
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Selling houses isn't much different than selling the Dazzle and the NBDL.
You need to give prospective fans or buyers their money's worth.
And looking back on last season - the Dazzle didn't always get that done - saving some of its worst performances for its biggest crowds.
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[OUT Q=...THAT YOU WANT TO PLAY."]
The Dazzle has now had three years to make its mark in the valley.
The team has tried everything from dotting its roster with local players like Derrick Hines and Curtis Staples to providing unique entertainment and theme nights.
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The Dazzle is not only selling season tickets at this time, but it also is getting ready for its Camp Dazzle basketball camp in August at the Roanoke Civic Center. That's it for the ticker, coming up at six, the division one men's lacrosse national championship game as Navy goes for the title.
American stock markets are closed for today's Memorial Day holiday. They will re-open tomorrow.
You'll hear plenty of "Hoorays" in Hollywood this weekend.
It's been a huge weekend, with the top 12 movies hauling in more than 230-million dollars. ``Shrek 2'' held onto the top spot, earning more than 92 million dollars. That puts its total so far at 257 million.
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``The Day After Tomorrow'' opened in second with 86 million dollars, according to studio estimates.
``Troy'' was third, followed by newcomers ``Raising Helen'' and ``Soul Plane.''
Heads are turning in Jordan where- archaeologists made a rare discovery.
They've unearthed a perfectly preserved white marble head of a the Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius (Uh-reel-ius).
The 2nd centruy Roman leader was said to be the "good emperor" or the "philosophical king."
French archaeologists found the statue in the area of Petra, Jordan.
It was found head down- and must have fallen off a statue during an earthquake that struck the region in the 4th century.
Archaeologists have also unearhted one of the thumbs and a foot which belonged to the statue.