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Virginia Tech suspends Quarterback Marcus Vick for three games. The University then says he's suspended indefinitely.

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We'll explain the distinction between past transgressions and new charges against Vick. We'll also have reaction and some analysis.

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Tonight on News 7 sports - we'll check in with the John St. Clair and his new home in Miami. The University of Miami has some "Tech-like" troubles -
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and with Marcus Vick out - freshman Cory Holt will be in the accelerated advances classes from now one.
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After two hot days we look for some relief in showers tomorrow. The chances are about 40%. And WeatherSchool speaks to the heat as well.
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News 7 is next.
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A star Hokie football player is in trouble with the law... again.
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This time it looks like it will cost Marcus Vick his place on the team.
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Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.
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And I'm Shannon Young
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Quarterback Marcus Vick now faces a drug charge. He was pulled over this weekend on Interstate 64 and charged with reckless driving.
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Police say they also found marijuana on him. The University has taken action against Vick.
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New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel DePompa is in Blacksburg with details. Rachel, I know this came in two parts. What has the University decided?
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Keith and Shannon, Marcus Vick is suspended from the team indefinitely. I want to be clear about this, he has NOT been kicked off the team... but he will NOT be able to play in any games or attend any team functions until these latest charges are heard in court.
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20 year old Vick is charged with reckless driving and possession of marijuana, both misdemeanors. State police say a trooper clocked Vick going 86 in a 65 mile an hour zone around 2:30 Saturday morning. It happened near New Kent which is in between Richmond and Norfolk. Police say they also found two bags of marijuana on him. The Newport News native was released on summons and was NOT taken into custody. News of charges, had many Hokie Football fans we spoke with... angry.
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((CHRIS FREDERICK: IF HE'S INVOLVED IN DRUGS I DON'T REALLY THINK HE SHOULD BE ON THE TEAM. ANYMORE. EVEN THOUGH HE'S A GREAT PLAYER SUPPOSIVELY BUT DO WE REALLY NEED HIM IF HE'S GOING TO HURT THE REPUTATION OF THE SCHOOL. DAVID CARTER: HE'S BEEN CHARGED TWICE NOW BUT HE SHOULD BE OFF THE TEAM... IF THAT WOULD HURT THAT'S JUST TOO BAD, BUT HE DOES NOT NEED TO BE REPRESENTING VIRGINIA TECH IF HE'S GOING TO BE DOING ALL THESE THINGS. STEPHANIE FERARO: I DON'T KNOW IF I WOULD BE THE ONE TO JUDGE, BUT I GUESS THE RIGHT PEOPLE WILL MAKE THAT DECISION.))


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In May, Vick was sentenced to 30 days in jail and fined more than 22-hundred dollars after he and two teammates were convicted of contributing to the delinquency of minors. They gave alcohol to three teenage girls at a private party. Vick's attorney is appealing the conviction in circuit court. Today Tech Athletic Director Jim Weaver announced that Vick, tailback Mike Imoh and wide receiver Brenden Hill will also be suspended for the first three games of the season for that incident.
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Tech officials say those sanctions were decided last week and have nothing to do with the current charges against Vick.
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Coach Frank Beamer and the team must now prepare for season's start minus Marcus and the others.
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Beamer is known for giving players second chances, but this case may test that willingness.
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Mike Stevens is here with more on how the decision affects the Hokies.
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The first of a group of teenagers has been sentenced in a middle school drug overdose case. A girl was ordered to perform 50-hours of community service. She'll be on probation for one year.
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She's one of 10-teenagers who appeared before substitute Judge Bill Cleaveland today in Juvenile Court in Fincastle.
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Six girls and four boys face various drug charges, stemming from the May 19th incident where several students were rushed to the hospital after taking the seizure medication, Klonopin.
The remaining teenagers entered pleas this morning. While the Judge found the evidence against them sufficient, he postponed a final ruling in their cases until background checks and substance screenings can be performed.
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Roanoke County police are investigating a fatal accident.
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It happened around 1:30 this afternoon on Buck Mountain Road, near Route-220. Police say two cars headed in opposite directions collided head-on. A female passenger in the blue car died at the scene. Three others were taken to the hospital. There's no word on their conditions. Police are still trying to determine what caused the wreck. Residents say the road is dangerous -- and that they want something done about it.
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((JOAN BONARO/LIVES ON BUCK MOUNTAIN ROAD: I HAVE A BLIND DRIVEWAY RIGHT HERE, EXCUSE ME, AND THESE CARS COME BARRELING DOWN LIKE IT'S A MARTINSVILLE SPEEDWAY.))
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In May, a school bus ran off Buck Mountain Road not too far from the site of today's crash. However, in that case, the bus driver apparently had a medical problem just before the accident.
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In a seperate incident, one man was severely injured in a two-car accident on Route 460. Lifeguard 10 responded to the accident in the westbound lanes near the Roanoke County/Montgomery County line around 12:30 this afternoon. The accident involved a pickup truck and a Chevy Cavalier. The driver of the truck was ejected and helicoptered out. Neither of the two people in the Cavalier were injured.
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New faces on Roanoke City Council get a look at an old issue.
The latest debate on school safety when News 7 returns.
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Plus John Edwards is now on the Democratic ticket as a Vice-Presidential candidate.
What that means for the party's chances in Virginia coming up.
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July brings change to Roanoke City Council, new leadership in the city schools and a fresh look at school safety.
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Today, members of a task force delivered their report to city leaders
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And Joe Dashiell reports they offered a wide range of recommendations and an appeal for action.
Keith and Shannon, the task force has been working on this report for months.
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They say their plan is a recipe for improvements... not just a menu from which officials can pick and choose.
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((There were new faces around the table as city council sat down with the school board. A new mayor, new council members, new leadership in the city schools..
And members of the school safety task force hope... a fresh commitment to making city schools as safe as possible.
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((KAY HALE/TASK FORCE MEMBER: WE WILL HAVE TO PRIORITIZE AND WE'LL HAVE TO WHAT SEEMS THE MOST IMPORTANT FIRST, BUT THAT WE NOT LET ANYTHING GO, THAT WE LOOK AT ALL THE RECOMMENDATIONS BEING IMPLEMENTED POTENTIALLY IN THE NEXT THREE TO FIVE YEARS.))
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New council member Brian Wishneff questioned whether school board members have set aside enough money from a recent increase in state funds to pay for safety improvements...
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((BRIAN WISHNEFF/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL: I DIDN'T HEAR A GAMEPLAN TO NOW IMPLEMENT THESE THINGS QQUICKLY, WHICH ONES CAN BE DONE IMMEDIATELY AND WHICH ONES TAKE A LITTLE BIT OF TIME, SO YEAH I'LL DEFINITELY HOLD THEIR FEET TO THE FIRE.))
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Mayor Nelson Harris promised follow-up reports in six months and a year, and regular meetings with city and school staff to insure that recommendations don't end up on the shelf.
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((REV. NELSON HARRIS/ROANOKE MAYOR: I THINK THE EXPECTATION IS TOO HIGH, AND THE SUBJECT MATTER TOO SERIOUS FOR ANYTHING DIFFERENT TO HAPPEN.))
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The day also brought the appointment of Brenda McDaniel to fill the vacant seat on city council.
The decision was not without criticism... from supporters of Wendy Jones, the candidate who came in a close fourth in the May election...
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Brian Wishneff and Sherman Lea voted for Jones... but keith and shannon, as Nelson Harris announced last week, a majority of council voted for McDaniel, and she took her seat this afternoon.

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One of two men charged with a murder outside a high school football game last fall is standing trial in Pittsylvania County.
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23-year-old Edwin Rontae Hodnett is charged with gunning down 29-year-old Lynndell Powell outside Gretna High School November 23rd.
Authorities say Powell had been fighting with another man, when Hodnett shot him twice in the back.
An eyewitness today testified he saw Hodnett pull out and fire a gun.
A second suspect.. 19-year-old Jonathan Carter.. will stand trial later this year.
A verdict in Hodnett's case is expected tomorrow.
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A Radford photographer accused of murder will NOT be allowed to leave the state for work.
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57 year old Bob Shell faces several charges including felony homicide and three counts of defiling a corpse. He's charged in connection with the overdose death of one of his models, 19 year old Marion Franklin. Shell's been under house arrest since posting bond last summer. Shell also says he's missing several pieces of photography equipment originally seized by police. The judge gave the Commonwealth 21 days to go over the list of missing equipment and find out where it is.
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A spike in oil prices and profit warnings in the tech sector sent Wall Street lower. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW fell 63 points.
NASDAQ lost 43.
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The wait is over.
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It is North Carolina Senator John Edwards who will be joining John Kerry on the Democratic ticket.
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State Democrats say Edwards adds a sense of youth and energy to the Kerry campaign.
And they say his southern background could pay off for Kerry in Virginia.
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Virginia has not elected a Democrat for president in forty years,
And state Republicans say they're not worried about Edwards hurting their winning streak.
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((SHAWN SMITH/REPUBLICAN PARTY OF VIRGINIA: THE POLLS IN NORTH CAROLINA SHOW HE HAS A LOW POPULARITY SO THE LINGERING QUESTION FOR DEMOCRATS IS WHETHER THEIR VICE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE CAN EVEN CARRY HIS HOME STATE.))
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Political analysts say a close presidential race would be good for Virginia by bringing in more money and events.
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Coming up tonight on News 7 sports - with Marcus Vick in effect finished at Tech - a true freshman steps into the spotlight. Miami has some serious problems -
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and former Fleming star John St. Clair gets set for his second team in the NFL - the Miami Dolphins - where he a projected starter.
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Earlier in the newscast we heard from Rachel DePompa in our New River Valley newsroom - just in the last few minutes

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News 7's Justin McLeod has been able to get some official reaction, as well. Justin.

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The Vick suspension is not just for games, but for practices and all team activities according to head coach Frank Beamer.
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The suspension will have a number of effects the program and the school in general - but what it immediately means from a football standpoint is that the Hokies will have to step up the timetable for freshman quarterback Cory Holt. The North Carolina native enrolled at Tech in the spring and went through spring practice after spending half of last year at Hargrave Military. He has tremendous ability and considered by many observers of the program as the most talented passer on the team. He will now be Bryan Randall's backup and one play away from playing.
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The University of Miami - the other new ACC member this month is also facing some similar concerns tonight with their top football recruit Willie Williams.
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The Parade all-American was placed on probation for the second time in two weeks today with the condition that his lawyers will help him get admitted to college.
Williams must perform 250 hours of community service while on probation for three years and he is banned from drinking alcohol and he'll be subject to random testing. Miami athletic director Paul Dee says that now that Williams' sentence is known, the school will determine whether to admit him. He originally was found guilty of robbing a stereo shop, then for violating his probation while on a recruiting visit to the University of Florida where he trashed a hotel.
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NFL training camp opens for most teams at the end of July. Former William Fleming and Virginia standout lineman John St. Clair is beginning his fifth year in the league.
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Earlier this summer, the 2000 Virginia graduate came out to the Shannon Taylor football and cheerleading camp to work with kids.
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After four seasons with the St. Louis Rams, St. Clair opens a new football chapter with his second NFL team, the Miami Dolphins.
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Big John is 6 foot 4 and 315 pounds, but his strength and power are hardly the things he feels will give him an edge in Miami. Half a decade of experience is the key and he hopes his knowledge will help the Dolphins get back on track.
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