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An area woman is found dead in her home... Tonight the woman's daughter and another teen are accused of murder.
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And a man's accused of stealing a film from a local theater and trying to sell it on e-bay.
Plus Memorial Day observances- and festival in the park.

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In sports, Bobby Labonte and Joe Nemechek talk about memorial day and the armed forces over seas, Lord Botetourt names a new head boys basketball coach
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and Syracuse squeaks by NAVY in the lacrosse national championship game.
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The threat of severe weather moves to eastern Virginia while we hope for a quieter forecast. Details and our Monday WeatherSchool coming up.
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News 7 is next.

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A Wythe County mother is murdered.
Investigators say her teenage daughter and another girl are responsible for the crime.
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Good evening, I'm Jean Jadhon.
Keith Humphry and Shannon Young have the night off.

[Wythe-Murder]


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The two teenage girls are now charged with murder.
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Wythe County investigators say they found the body of 42-year-old Vaughne Roxanne Thomas of Max Meadows overnight.
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It was buried under a pile of logs behind her home on Rome Road, the victim of an apparent stabbing.
The 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.
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He called for help, and investigators say when they tracked down the daughter, they learned the location of 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.

[Memorial-Day]


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Like communities across the country, Western Virginia marked Memorial Day by honoring lives lost in service to the country.
And on this day, the region paid tribute to ALL who have served in uniform, and those who continue to fight in places like Afghanistan and Iraq. [***NEWS 7 @ 6 IN MONITOR***]
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Joe Dashiell attended ceremonies today in Roanoke and Bedford.
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Jean, World War II is certainly in the spotlight with Saturday's dedication of the National World War II Memorial in Washington, and the 60th anniversary of D-Day coming up, but today western Virginia honored the bonds that veterans of every conflict share.
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((An honor guard from Patrick Henry High School presented the colors, and veterans from World War II, Korea, Vietnam and other conflicts returned the salute.
The president of the Roanoke Valley Veterans Council introduced "a band of brothers" he joined in Vietnam, and the names that now appear on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington.
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((THERE WAS BILL, JOHNNY, DAVE, A GREAT BIG SMILE, MASTER SERGEANT HESS, CONNIE AND JIM. THEY WERE UP THERE TOO AND SO MANY, MANY MORE I DIDN'T KNOW OR RECALL. THEY WERE ALL MY BROTHERS.))
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And as they offered prayers for fallen soldiers of wars past, veterans also honored those who have given their lives in Afghanistan and Iraq.
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((JAMES STONE: WE'RE HERE ON MEMORIAL DAY FOR THE SACRIFICE OF THE MEN, AND WOMEN, NOW.)) ((YOU JUST CAN'T IMAGINE HOW TIME SLIDES BY, BUT HISTORY REPEATS ITSELF. THAT'S THE SADDEST THING. HISTORY REPEATS ITSELF.))
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[D-Day]


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The threat of rain moved the Roanoke ceremony indoors, and cancelled Bedford County's 250th anniversary parade.


But the skies cleared this afternoon for a simple ceremony at the D-Day Memorial in Bedford.
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A group of veterans placed a wreath honoring more than one point four million lives that have been given in service to the country... and the lives of many others who remain missing in action.
Utah resident Don Snow, was a World War II artilleryman who hit the beach at Normandy on D-Day plus one. He was thinking of men and women whose lives are on the line today.
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Snow attended the dedication of the World War II Memorial in Washington on Saturday, and saw the completed D-Day Memorial for the first time today.
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Jean, as the 60th anniversary of D-Day approaches, Snow says his wartime service feels like a million years ago... and like it was yesterday.


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Both George Bush and John Kerry spent part of Memorial Day in Virginia.
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The president laid a wreath at Arlington National Cemetery this morning.
He thanked the Americans who have fought in Iraq and Afghanistan, saying they've helped bring freedom to 50 million people.
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Kerry joined Congressman Bobby Scott, Governor Mark Warner and other Democratic leaders at a parade in Hampton Roads.
The Democratic candidate will begin running TV ads in Virginia this week, a state that has gone Republican in the last nine presidential elections.
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[WV-Flooding]


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Those strong thunderstorms that woke many of us up early this morning produced flooding rains in West Virginia.
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Several communities in Southern West Virginia are cut off. Some saw more than four inches of rain last night and this morning.
One man was killed in Wyoming County when he was swept away. His wife was rescued.
West Virginia's Governor has declared three counties disaster areas.
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A local man's passion for film has him in trouble with the law.
We'll explain when News 7 returns.
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And the Fab Four couldn't rock last night's Festival in the Park event.
But that's making tonight's events even bigger.
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[Passion-Theft]

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A Buena Vista man is accused of trying to put a price on the Passion of the Christ.
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Police say Dustin Benson stole a copy of the blockbuster film from Valley Cinemas in Buena Vista and tried to sell it on E-Bay.
An official with the Motion Picture Association of America saw the e-bay listing and was able to obtain the sellers name and location by acting as an interested buyer.
When police confronted Benson, they say he admitted to the scheme and showed them where the film was.
Benson's now charged with breaking and entering, computer fraud and grand larceny.
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[Summer-Driving]


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The 101 days from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day are the deadliest days on the road.
That's according to a new report by a coalition of driving safety groups.
Triple-A says more children and teens die on the road over the summer than at any other time of year.

[Link-Museum]


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Roanoke's newest tourist attraction has hit a milestone.
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The O. Winston Link Museum has now had 10-thousand visitors.
The renovated train station honoring the famed railroad photographer opened last January.
Museum officials say they've been pleased with attendance in the first five months, and they expect it'll be even better during the summer travel season.
Sales at the museum gift shop have topped 50-thousand dollars so far.
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The major markets were closed today in observance of Memorial Day.
News 7 at Six will be right back.
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[Festival]


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The Memorial Day holiday is usually one of the biggest turnout days for Roanoke's Festival in the park. [***NEWS 7 @ 6 IN MONITOR***]
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And as Myranda Stephens tells, the threat of showers and thunderstorms didn't appear to stop many folks from coming out this year.
Jean, last year the festival lost nearly 90-thousand dollars because of the rain.
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And even though it's too early to assess this year's numbers, organizers say so far so good.
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((Everyone has their own reasons for coming out to Roanoke's Festival in the Park. [NATS OF MUSIC] For some it's the concerts.
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((BRADLEY EUBANK/LIKES THE MUSIC: LISTENING TO SOME GOOD MUSIC.)) For others, it's the arts and crafts.
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[runs06] ((SALLY JOHNSON/LIKES THE CRAFTS: SO FAR THIS IS OUR FIRST DAY DOWN HERE, SAW LOTS OF NEAT THINGS AT THE CRAFT SHOW 11)) But there's one thing just about everyone will agree on.
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[runs03] ((REPORTER: WHAT'S THE BEST PART OF THE FESTIVAL FOR YOU? THE FOOD!)) From the homemade beverages.
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[RUNS08] ((FRESH SQUEEZED... COME ON DOWN AND GET SOME!)) To the homemade ice cream.
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[RUNS07] ((GRAYSON BOND/LIKES THE ICE CREAM: IT'S SWIRL...)) And even with the threat of rain, that didn't stop folks from having a good time.
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[RUNS14] ((IVORY BANKS/CAME PREPARED: THE WEATHER MAN CALLED FOR RAIN... FUN AND LISTEN TO THE MUSIC (LAUGHS) 19)) ))
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Weather DID postpone last night's Fab Four concert to tonight, but organizers say that was because the plane their equipment on was delayed, so they had nothing to perform with.

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But, Jean, organizers say all of the other concerts and events this week are scheduled to go as planned.

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Memorial day means the mens lacrosse national championship, this year a special feeling as NAVY goes for the crown, major league baseball
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and a few NEXTEL cup drivers talk about what this memorial day means to them.
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Jimmie Johnson dominated the Coca-Cola 600 last night, wining the event for the second straight year.
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But many drivers hearts have been heavy of late with the war in Iraq. Bobby Labonte finished 13th in the Coke 600 and while he was focussed for the race, it was clear his mind has also been on the troops this memorial day weekend.
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Joe Nemechek drives the Army car and is one of many Nextel Cup drivers with military signage on their cars. Nemechek's mom displayed her proud feeling about her country and its troops with her dress in the pits.
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The NCAA men's lacrosse national championship game matched fourth ranked Syracuse against second rated Navy. Navy was trying to become the first service academy to win a college national championship since 1964 and with the war going on overseas and many of their comrades there, this one was special.
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The first half would be a back and forth game as each team traded goals. The high powered Orangemen would try and win against the stingy Mindshimen defense which gave up around seven goals a game, best in the country.
The game came down to a late fourth quarter rally by Syracuse. Navy goalie Matt Russell dislocated his shoulder [SU
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But NAVY hung tough until Syracuse all american Mike Powell put the game away on this shot with one minute to play. 14-12 Syracuse and the Orangemen hold on for the 14-13 win to capture their ninth national title.
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[S-Coach]


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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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Nine major league ball games hit the diamond this Memorial day. Lets start in Atlanta with the Braves.
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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.
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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. (------------)