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Blacksburg police call it a brutal attack, and they now have a suspect in custody.
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Coming up tonight on News 7 sports - a look at track changes at Martinsville. Florida State loses its cyrstal,
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and Venus Williams is eliminated at Wimbledon today in straight sets.
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((IT WAS A BRUTAL, BRUTAL ASSAULT. ONE OF THE WORST WE'VE SEEN,))
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Even police are shocked about a violent attack on a woman in Blacksburg. But investigators say they've caught the man responsible.
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Good evening, I'm Jean Jadhon. Shannon is off tonight, and Keith will join us shortly.

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The brutal attack on a 23 year old woman happened early Wednesday morning in downtown Blacksburg. She was possibly raped and was "beaten so badly in the face" she will need major surgery. By early this morning, exactly 24 hours later, investigators had a suspect in custody.
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New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel DePompa is in Blackburg with the latest. Rachel?
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Jean, Blacksburg Police and the Alleghany Sheriff's office arrested a 26 year old man early this morning at a home, just outside Covington. Police say he's responsible for, what officers are calling, the most violent sexual assault case they've ever investigated.
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((Downtown Blacksburg's not a place you hear about many violent crimes. But that all changed early Wednesday morning in this alley just off of main street. A 23 year old woman was grabbed by a stranger and assaulted.

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((BRUCE BRADBERY:SHE WAS READY TO WALK HOME AND SHE WAS ATTACKED FROM BEHIND BY A PERSON THAT SHE DIDN'T KNOW THAT DIDN'T KNOW HER AND BEATEN HORRIBLY ABOUT THE FACE AND HEAD.)) [RUNS:09]
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She was beaten unconscious in the alley and very possibly raped. Police are still awaiting lab results to know for sure. It was a tip late Wednesday evening that led police to their suspect. [insert graphic] 26 year old Holland Blaine Davy of Covington. He's a construction worker who's been staying at a hotel in Blacksburg for about two weeks. And police say he may be involved in many more crimes ranging from burglary to another assault. [end graphic]

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((BRUCE BRADBERY: WORD ON THE STREET IS THERE WAS AN ASSAULT , SOMETIME IN THE LAST WEEK, DOWNTOWN, VERY SIMILAR IN NATURE, NOT AS BAD. IT WAS BROKE UP BY SOME BYSTANDERS. APPARENTLY THERE WAS AN ALTERCATION BETWEEN THE BYSTANDERS AND THE SUSPECT AND THE SUSPECT FLED.)) [RUNS:16]
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That crime went unreported. Police say they need the victim to come forward and any of the witnesses who might be able to identify the suspect. You may have noticed we didn't show a mug shot of the Davy. That's because of these other crimes.
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Jean, police say they need to use his picture in a lineup and they don't want the public tainted. Investigators believe Davy is responsible for a crime spree during his two week stay in Blacksburg. He'll be arraigned tomorrow morning on charges of abduction and attempted rape.
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Rachel any word on the victim?
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Jean, she's been released from Montgomery Regional Hospital. Her parents picked her up and took her home. Police say she's likely to need reconstructive surgery.

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Federal officials took the wraps off a criminal investigation today called Operation Big Coon Dog. It's been going on for longer than a year now in the far Southwestern corner of Virginia.
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[TAKE BUCHANAN CO. MAP FS] Buchanan County officials are among those indicted in a public corruption scandal that includes the current chairman of the board of supervisors and 15 other people.
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Keith Humphry is at the Federal Courthouse in Abingdon with details.
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((ROLLCUE:...kennel for one official.))
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A damaging fire this morning at Southland Log Homes in Elliston.
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Firefighters were called out around 6:30, where they found flames inside a storage warehouse.
Many logs inside the building were damaged. Officials say no one was injured. Fire officials are not yet releasing any further information.
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A 27 year old Roanoke man was arrested this morning after a train struck his car in Franklin County. Jimmy Doc McGee is charged with driving under the influence. State police said McGee was turning onto Route 16-12 near Boones Mill when he ran off the road and became stuck on the train tracks. McGee saw the train coming and was able to escape his 1995 Mitsubishi Sedan before the train hit.
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An alleged break-in and robbery at a home in Lynchburg had police spread out across the city searching for suspects they believed were armed and dangerous.
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After a caller told police he was robbed in his home on Old Forest Road, authorities found the alleged getaway car across town on Belvedere Street.
They also took two people into custody a couple of miles away near Langhorne Road.
A stakeout of an apartment on Hillcrest Drive did not turn up any suspects.
Investigators are still talking with those involved and have not released any other information.
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Roanoke's new leaders take their oaths and prepare for office. That story is just ahead.
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And when you go away to college, where should you vote? A Roanoke student's lawsuit may go before Virginia's highest court.
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A student from Roanoke says she is being denied her right to vote.
And she is asking the Virginia Supreme Court to step in.
21-year-old Serene Alami is a student at the College of William and Mary.
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She was one of several Virginia college students who were told they must register where their parents live instead of where they attend school.
Alami lives and works in Williamsburg but her parents in Roanoke claim her as a dependent.
The A-C-L-U says her case is not an isolated incident.
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A-C-L-U officials are hoping the Court rules in time for Alami to vote in the upcoming November elections.
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They won't take office until next week, but Roanoke's new mayor and the newest members of city council were sworn in this morning.
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Mayor-elect Nelson Harris was the first to take the oath of office, in a courtroom crowded with family, friends and city officials.
The new council will also include Brian Wishneff and Sherman Lea, and Harris says he's looking forward to working with his new colleagues.
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Bev Fitzpatrick was the top vote-getter in the May election. He was also sworn in today as Vice Mayor.
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Another person has officially thrown his hat in the ring to be Radford's chief prosecutor.
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Commonwealth's Attorney Chris Rehak says he wants to keep his job. Rehak was sworn in as the city's main prosecuting attorney two months ago. He's worked in the office for four years as an assistant. Before that he was a prosecutor for five years and a Roanoke County Police officer for four years. He says his experience will be the key, especially with all the big cases coming up in Radford.
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((CHRIS REHAK: A MURDER CASE INVOLVING THE BOB SHELL MATTER, WE ALSO NOW HAVE A CAPITAL MURDER CASE. TWO MURDER CASES ON OUR DOCKET AT THE SAME TIME. IS AGAIN IT'S GOING TO BE A TREMENDOUS RESPONSIBILITY AND AGAIN IT'S ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF WHERE I THINK EXPERIENCE WILL MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE.))
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Rehak is running against local lawyer Patrick Moore. Radford's interim Sheriff Terry Allen also announced his campaign today.
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Stocks chalked up their first loss in three sessions today. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The Dow fell 36 points. Nasdaq dropped five.
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A local lawyer is challenging the Army regulation that prohibits JAG officers from practicing law in civilian courts.

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Gary Bowman is a Lieutenant Colonel in the Army Reserves. Last year he spent almost nine months on active duty at Fort Eustis, under the command of Colonel Donald Caldwell, Roanoke's Commonwealth's Attorney. Both men managed to maintain their law practices back home- -Bowman in private practice, and Caldwell as the city prosecutor. Bowman points out that U-S Attorney John Brownlee- -a JAG Major in the same unit with Bowman and Caldwell- -appeared in uniform at a press conference in the U-S Attorney's office last year. Bowman says Brownlee was released from active duty BECAUSE he was prohibited from serving in the active reserves while holding the civilian US Attorney's position. Bowman remained at Fort Eustis, moved into Brownlee's old office when Brownlee left. The lawsuit was filed against Brownlee's father, Les Brownlee, the Acting Secretary of the Army.
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Bowman wants this to be a "class action" on behalf of all Reserve and National Guard JAG lawyers. He wants to continue as a part-time JAG lawyer and practice civilian law.

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A local car dealership now has some BUILDINGS with that new car smell...
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First Team Auto Mall showed off its new showrooms and offices today. The business started in 1988 as a Hyundai dealership, and has grown to 5 franchises. Hyundai's North American President flew in for the grand opening, and says he's impressed with the facilities.
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Officials say the new showrooms are designed with the customer in mind with more space, Internet access, and plasma screen T-V's.
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Coming up tonight on News 7 sports - Florida State loses its title trophies, Venus loses at Wimbledon
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and we'll head to Martinsville and check out the new track surface that is taking shape at the speedway.
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We begin tonight at Wimbledon where the sun came out today, but it didn't shine on Venus Williams.
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Venus was knocked out of the tournament today by Croatian Karolina Sprem 7-6 and 7-6 in a match that was marred by some comtroversy when an official's call went against Venus in the tiebreaker. Venus had won two of the past four Wimbledon titles.
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The Martinsville Speedway is getting a new look over the summer months, which includes completely new concrete and asphalt on the track's surface. Travis Wells caught up with track president Clay Campbell to get up to speed on the changes.
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((During April's running of the Advance Auto Parts 500, the Martinsville Speedway's concrete began to crumble in turn 3. That prompted Clay Campbell to expand his plans for new asphalt in the straights to include new concrete in the the turns, with one small alteration. At the exits of turns 2 and 4, the grooves of concrete will be extended about a hundred feet.
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The Roy Stanley auction and golf event is ready to roll tomorrow rain or shine. And we have some great NASCAR items for you. Tickets to the Late Model, Truck and Cup races at Martinsville this fall, plus a four pack of tickets on front stretch for the fall race at Darlingon.
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Plus, a signed standup and a diecast from the lastest race winner Ryan Newman. A hat signed by reigning champ Matt Kenseth. A pewter car signed by the king Richard Petty. There also is a leather jacket signed by Rusty Wallace. And color phots autographed by Bill Elliott, Sterling Marlin and Jon Wood.
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Finally tonight - Florida State's two national championship football trophies from 1999 and 1993 have been stolen. The Waterford crystal trophies were snatched over the weekend, and the school is offering a reward for their return.
They had been kept in a locked wooden-and-glass case outside coach Bobby Bowden's offices. The trophies were not insured.
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