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A Wythe County teenager is arrested for her mother's murder.
We'll have the latest.
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And, local veterans are honored for their contribution to the nation this rainy Memorial Day.
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A few strong storms pushed through the region this morning.. will we be able to grill outside this afternoon. I'll let you know in your hometown forecast.
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Stay with us. News 7 at noon, starts right now.
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[**WX-PRO**] It's a "go" for most afternoon holiday plans .. but keep an eye to the sky .. storms could return later today.
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Good afternoon, I'm Susan Bahorich. Kimberly is off today.

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A-E-P expects all customers who lost power in our region to be back on line by this evening. The hardest-hit area appears to be around Pulaski County, where more than a thousand customers lost service when the line of morning storms rumbled through. We have no reports of serious storm damage, but the rains washed out many morning plans. So what about this afternoon? Let's go to Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner in our Weather Center.



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[Wythe-Murder]


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Two teenage girls are charged with a murder in Wythe County. One of the suspects is the victim's daughter.
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[Take Wythe Murder Map FS] The County Sheriff's office says the body of 42-year-old Vaughne Roxanne Thomas of Max Meadows was found buried behind her home on Rome Road, the victim of an apparent stabbing.
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Investigators say they the victim's husband returned home from a weekend trip to find his wife and step-daughter missing. They say after locating the step-daughter, they learned the location of Thomas' body. Thomas's 14-year-old daughter and a 15-year-old female are held without bond at the New River Juvenile Detention center in Christiansburg.

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This is Memorial Day, the day Americans remember all who have died in service to their country. Local ceremonies included one in Roanoke's Lee Memorial Plaza this morning that paid special tribute to the city's World War Two veterans.
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It comes on the weekend that the World War Two Memorial was dedicated in the nation's capitol. Veterans across the country have expressed their appreciation, and we heard that echoed this morning in Roanoke.
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((JIM WERNER/WW2 VETERAN:ITS REALLY A RELIEF THAT WE FINALLY GOT THE WORLD WAR TWO MEMORIAL UP. ABOUT TWELVE HUNDRED GUYS DIE EACH DAY AND I'VE BEEN A FORMER VETERAN REPRESENTATIVE FOR VIRGINIA. THESE GUYS ARE WELL OVER DUE FOR THE JOB THEY COMPLETED.))
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The Roanoke Valley Veterans Council honored the veterans with speakers, rifle salutes, and color guards.
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Across the nation, Memorial Day is a reason for many to break out the barbeque and have a day off from work. But with American soldiers at risk everyday in Iraq and Afghanistan, this holiday brings a special significance. Teri Okita has the story.

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((With more than 800-soldiers killed in Iraq, President Bush's annual visit to the tomb of the unknowns in Arlington National Cemetery is especially somber on this Memorial Day. After laying a wreath at the tomb, he told veterans and families that their fight for freedom was always for a noble cause.

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In Washington, Democratic Presidential Candidate and Vietnam Veteran, John Kerry, paid respects at the wall and met with fellow veterans. Tens of thousands of former soldiers and sailors have been in D.C. this weekend and for the first time in years, the city commemorated the holiday with a parade.
((NATS OF PARADE))
Parades and observations are taking place across the country. In Los Angeles, the Santa Monica beach has become a makeshift memorial to the soldiers killed in Iraq. Veterans lit 800-crosses in the sand and say they will keep the memorial there until the war ends.))







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The holiday homeward rush gets into full swing this afternoon, and state police hope stepped-up enforcement will at least *limit* the number of any serious accidents or backups.
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A record number of people is expected on Virginia's highways by this evening. In fact, travel nationwide is up more than three- percent from last year. That's why State Police are beefing up their presence along area highways.
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((SGT. TOM FOSTER: WE HAVE AN INCREASED NUMBER OF TROOPERS ON THE HIGHWAY THERE TO ENGAGE IN OUR NORMAL ENFORCEMENT ACTIVITIES, BUT ALSO TO HELP DISABLED MOTORISTS TO HELP OUT WHEN PEOPLE ARE BROKEN DOWN OR NEED ASSISTANCE OR TO HELP OUT WITH ANY THING THEY MIGHT NEED.))
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State Police will enforce their "Click it or Ticket" campaign to encourage greater seat belt use.
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State officials are hoping for a safe day on area waterways, and if weather permits, they'll even go to the sky for enforcement efforts this afternoon. Two people have died on area lakes this weekend, one on Smith Mountain Lake, the other on Lake Moomaw in Bath County.
State officials say these incidents emphasize the need for boating safety. Jennifer Wishon has more on their plan.
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((((NATS OF OPENING SHOT)) An overcast day didn't keep boaters from setting sail Sunday. Many people are in town for a Memorial Day vacation, but those who frequent the waters say they're getting congested.


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((PHIL NIELSEN: WE'VE THOROUGHLY ENJOYED IT, BUT WE HAVE NOTICED AN INCREASE IN THE BOAT TRAFFIC.)) [RUNS06]
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And when the waters are crowded there's less room for error. Game wardens suggest boaters use the same common sense they use on the road-- Travel on the right side of the lake, be courteous, wear a life preserver and if alcohol is a part of your recreation always have a designated driver, because drinking alcohol on a boat is different than drinking on land.
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Alcohol-related offenses on the lake have declined over the past few years, and Martin says many people do take every precaution to stay safe on the lake.
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((FRAN NIELSEN: WE HAVE A LITTLE ONE WITH US AND HAVE THE LIFE JACKET ON JUST WHEN HE'S WALKING AROUND ON THE DOCK. I MEAN YOU CAN NEVER BE TOO SAFE WITH KIDS.)) [RUNS07]
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Still there are those who disregard the law. That's why, weather permitting on Memorial Day, the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries plans to do something it hasn't done since the early 80's- monitor boaters at Smith Mountain Lake using a "float plane."
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((KARL MARTIN: WE'LL HAVE AN OFFICER IN THE AIR THAT WILL BE COMMUNICATING WITH THE BOATS THAT WE HAVE ON THE WATER.))
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Game Wardens will also be teaming up with other law enforcement agencies for DUI Checkpoints this summer. Anything they can do to remind boaters to be responsible and safe while having fun. Jennifer Wishon, News 7, Smith Mountain Lake.))


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A delay in selecting Iraq's new president. We'll have the latest just ahead.
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And about that cease-fire in Kufa. Two more Americans are killed where fighting is supposed to be over.
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[MINI-OPEN] Iraqi citizens will have to wait a bit longer before "a changing of the guard" happens there.
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The governing council announced a 24-hour delay in the decision to select a new Iraqi president. The move breaks a self-imposed U-N deadline to have a new leader selected by the end of May. It also indicates there are differences between the Iraqi council and the U-S-run coalition over who should get the job of president.
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((MAHMOUD OTHMAN, IRAQI GOVERNING COUNCIL: THE BIG MAJORITY OF THE GOVERNING COUNCIL IS WITH MR GHAZIL AL-YAWAR, WHO IS THE PRESIDENT OF THE COUNCIL. THEY ARE SUPPORTING PACHACHI AND NOT ACCEPTING THE WILL OF THE GOVERNING COUNCIL, TILL NOW.))
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A spokesman for a U-N envoy says the delay does not mean the process is in jeopardy.
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Fighting continues today between U-S troops and Shiite militiamen in the holy city of Kufa (coo-fah) where two Americans have been killed.
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The clashes in Kufa began late yesterday, further chipping away at a deal to halt fighting between coalition forces and loyalists of radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr (Mook-ta-dah "Al" Sodder). Attackers ambushed a patrol with small arms fire, killing one U-S soldier. They fired a rocket-propelled grenade on a tank, killing another. An Iraqi also died and eight others were wounded.
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At least two people are dead and 20-injured after a car bomb exploded today near the headquarters of the U-S-run occupation authority in Baghdad. Firefighters arrived on the scene to find the shelled out car and damage to local shops. The explosion happened near the palace housing the U.S. military and administration as the Governing Council delayed the announcement of a new government. A witness says it may have been a suicide bomber because he saw a Mercedes driving and then swerve around before blowing up.
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We heard Leo mention a chance of more storms today. His full forecast is still ahead.
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And we'll take you to "Fleet Week", where Memorial Day means a lot to those who may head overseas.
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Thousands of sailors and marines are spending this Memorial Day in New York City. Their stay is part of "Fleet Week, and it's a chance for those in uniform to catch up with visiting family and friends. Jason Carroll reports from the U-S-S Anzio (on-zio).
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((IT'S FLEET WEEK.. AND ANGEL ALVARADO IS FOLLOWING TRADITION...
those are all communications attenas..
..GIVING TOURS OF HIS SHIP... THE USS ANZIO...
watch your step.. two steps up
BUT THIS TOUR IS DIFFERENT.
THIS GROUP IS ALVARADO'S FAMILY.
I'm very proud i'm so proud of him i never dreamed he would do all this...
also surprised about the amount of responsibility that he has
"you still see him as a little boy is that why?
well, no no
"yes, yes,
IT'S THE FIRST TIME ALVARADO HAS HAD A CHANCE TO HAVE SOME OF HIS FAMILY ONBOARD.
AND SHOW THEM WHAT HE DOES AS CHIEF PETTY OFFICER.
we have firefighting equipment all throughout the ship
ALVARADO HASN'T BEEN TO THE MIDDLE EAST YET... BUT IT'S LIKELY HE'LL GO SOON.
AN UNSETTLING THOUGHT FOR HIM AND HIS FAMILY.
It's hard to have to explain to a family member but the bottom line is it's my job i have to do it
it's worrisome but i also said god is so good and so great that he's goingto protect him wherever he goes
He should stay here he shouldn't go anywhere.. as far as we're concerned (laughter)
FOR THE TIME BEING.. THEY'RE GRATEFUL TO HAVE HIM HERE...
I love you so much
"thanks mom.. come here mom" (they laugh and kiss)
AND TREASURING THEIR TIME WITH HIM NOW.
JASON CARROLL CNN NEW YORK.))



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American stock markets are closed for Memorial Day. They re-open tomorrow.
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Jimmie and the Hendricks celebrate another big win at Charlotte. We'll rev up the highlights next.
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And oh, baby .. speaking of big, this toddler is 15 months old, and 55 pounds.
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Jimmie Johnson and the Rick Henrick team are celebrating their Coca-Cola 600 victory last night at Charlotte. Johnson's win marks the team's sixth visit to victory lane at Lowe's Motor Speedway.
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Before the race, the drivers and fans honored those in the armed forces fighting overseas.
The race would not go well for rookie Johnny Sau-ter who hits the wall and is knocked out of the race for his first D-N-F of the season.
Jeff Gordon also had a rough night, he finished 30th.
Ryan Newman brings out the fifth caution when Derrike Cope gets into the AllTell Number 12 car on lap 3-67.
With 32 laps to go the drivers pit with Jimmie Johnson in the lead, but Jamie McMurray stays out and has the lead.

Then the move of the entire night. Johnson squeezes between the 31 and 9 car to move into second.
He retakes the lead with 16 laps to go, but Newman brings out the caution flag with 7 to go!.
We have a three lap shootout and Johnson blows away the field. He becomes the first driver this season to win the pole and race and he wins outright compared to last year's win.
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Michael Waltrip was second. Jamie McMurray, Matt Kenseth and Elliott Sadler round out the top five.

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Virginia Tech and Pepsi will team up to help the Western Virginia Education Classic this year. As Mike Stevens reports, the annual football game is helping hundreds of high school students stay with the books.
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(( Five years ago when Sherman Lea and Total Action against Poverty cooked up the idea raising money with two black colleges playing football at Victory Stadium - few thought they would succeed. But the Western Virginia Education Classic has become an annual event - having raised $80 thousand dollars in four years - and more importantly - put 400 would-be dropouts back in school. ((SHERMAN LEA:)) The crowds have been solid at Victory Stadium for the games - but in truth the competition on the field has become almost a sidebar to everything else that takes place. ((SHERMAN:)) ((BILLY HITE:)) Tech is throwing its support behind the game along with Pepsi - which is distributing 1 million collectors cans of cola complete game information. They'll be in stores in 6 weeks. Mike Stevens News 7 sports.))




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Finally, most toddlers experience growth spurts, but one "not-so-little" boy in eastern Europe is putting the rest to shame.
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15-month-old Luka Mel-ik-sish-vili is carrying the weight of a six-year-old. Little Luka weighs 55-pounds. His parents say he has been gaining weight since his birthday. Doctors told them not to be too concerned, saying Luka will grow into his excess weight. But for now, the baby is gaining 4-and-a-half pounds every month!
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[Susan at desk] [Wythe Murder FS in BAM] Two teenage girls are charged with murder. One of them is the victim's daughter.
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And Roanoke pays a special Memorial Day tribute to "The Greatest Generation",
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