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Coming up on News 7,
Vandalism rocks a high school. Severe weather rocks the region.
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And one local community is rumbling with joy, over the return of some of its troops in Iraq.
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Tonight in sports, we'll check in on the Commonwealth Baseball Games, Justin Labonte is a first time Busch series winner, and
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summer camp is a welcome diversion for the Tech football staff.
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Strong storms rocking portions of the viewing area this afternoon with hail and damaging wind. A look at where they are now with Skytracker7 and what we can expect for the rest of the evening. [Open]
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[**WEATHER PRO**] Strong storms pound the region this afternoon, but what's ahead for your Saturday night.
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Good evening, I'm Myranda Stephens. [First-Wx]
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A series of storms moved across the region in recent hours. Let's get the latest on what's up and what to expect
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from Brent Watts in our Weather Center.

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[WEATHERNET/FULL] Rocky Mount Site
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Lightning appears to be the cause of a fire today at Smith Mountain Lake. Officials say lightning struck the roof of the 4-H center's nature facility around 3:30. The blaze was contained to the roof and caused about 10-thousand dollars in damage. Officials say no one was hurt.

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Some 120- Army Reserve Soldiers with the 424th Transportation Division in Galax have been serving in Kuwait and Iraq for more than a year now. Today friends and family lined Main Street to welcome their heroes home.
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Jennifer Wishon attended their homecoming and is here now with more. Myranda, the men and women of the 424th say it's good to be home.
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And while there's a good chance many could head back overseas, today was all about celebrating safe returns.
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Men and women with the 424th Transportation Company received a heroes welcome home Saturday. Some have been back since April - some 20 others remain overseas. But no matter where these soldiers are, their service has touched the hearts of many. Randall Higgins and his family turned out to wave their flags as the soldiers marched by. They don't know any of them personally, but wanted to say thank you.
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((JANIE HIGGINS: I THINK TODAY IS A GOOD THING FOR THE WHOLE COMMUNITY, BUT ESPECIALLY THOSE THAT'S IN OUR RESERVES AND TROOPS THAT'S RETURNED FROM OVERSEAS.))
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[INSERT TC 12:12:01 "Flag Lady" dancing here followed by shot of veterans at TC 12:11:24] At the Armory supporters got down with their patriotic pride as veterans, soldiers and their families re- united.
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((SGT. THOMAS SLOAN: IT WAS NICE TO GET MY FAMILY OUT HERE AND IT MAKES ME FEEL VERY PROUD. PROUD AMERICAN AND I VOLUNTEERED TO GO OVER IN THE FIRST PLACE WITH MY FRIENDS SO I JUST LOVE THIS KIND OF STUFF.))
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((JENNIFER WISHON/JWISHON@WDBJ7.COM: AS SOLDIERS WITH THIS TRANSPORTATION UNIT READJUST TO THEIR CIVILIAN LIVES AN ESTIMATED 100 VIRGINIA RESERVISTS ARE EXPECTED TO BE RE- CALLED THIS WEEK. AS MANY AS 300 COULD BE MOBILIZED WITHIN THE NEXT FEW MONTHS.))
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((MAJOR GENERAL KAROL KENNEDY: THOSE ARE CITIZENS WHO ENLISTED. THEY ENLISTED WITH AN EIGHT YEAR OBLIGATION - THEY PERFORMED THEIR ACTIVE DUTY BUT FOR AN EIGHT YEAR PERIOD THEY ARE SUBJECT TO RECALL AND THAT IS WHAT'S HAPPENING NOW TO FURTHER ENHANCE OUR UNITS.))
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Of the next wave of soldiers to deploy to Iraq and Afghanistan it's estimated that more than 40- percent will be made up of Reservist and National Guard soldiers.
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Myranda, of course, more than one- hundred Marine Reservists from the Lynchburg area reported for active duty earlier this week.

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A Bassett man is charged with killing a neighbor with a piece of landscaping timber. The Henry County Sheriff's office says 24 year old Jerry Darnel Turner faces a second degree murder charge. He allegedly struck 53 year old Wesley Wendell Hairston with the timber during an argument last night. Both lived along the same road in Bassett.



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The town of Hillsville is closer to getting back its rescue squad.
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The squad was shutdown by the Board of Supervisors in May. Board members say the decision was based on citizen complaints, missed calls, personnel problems and the unauthorized use of a county vehicle. Now the town is trying to work WITH the county to restore some form of service. Board members say they will return the ambulances if the town will oversee the operation. In the meantime, Carroll E-M-S will continue to handle any emergency calls from Hillsville.
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Craig County residents no longer have to travel to find a good book or surf the web.
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The county's first library opened its doors today. "Craig County Friends of the Library" was formed about three years ago and consists of about six families who helped carry-out the project. After dozens of fundraisers, bake sales and donations... more than 13- thousand books were collected. Now that the library is up and running members hope to one day expand into a larger facility.
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Danville police catch a 14 year old who broke his way into a convenience store. The details are just ahead.
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And several unions join forces outside the Volvo truck plant in Dublin. We'll tell you why.
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[Volvo]


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A Volvo decision to switch the company that delivers its trucks faces union opposition. Auto Track Transport of Dublin announced it was closing down this year, after losing its contract to non-union Swift Transportation.
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Today United Auto Workers rallied to demonstrate their displeasure with that decision. Members of the Local 20-69 were joined at their union hall by members from a dozen other locals.
They say they want Volvo trucks built by union labor to be shipped by union labor. Auto Track Transport is expected to lay off as many as 100 workers by the end of the summer.
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((CHARLIE BARBETTINI: THESE 150 PEOPLE WHO ARE GOING TO BE DISPLACED FROM THEIR JOBS WILL HAVE TO MOVE ELSEWHERE OR STAY HERE AT A LOWER STANDARD OF LIVING. WE'RE TOLD THEY'LL PICK UP THEIR INSURANCE PREMIUMS AND THAT'S GOING TO TAKE A LOT OF MONEY OUT OF THEIR POCKETS AND OFF OF THEIR TABLES THAT THEY'D NORMALLY HAVE TO FEED THEIR FAMILIES WITH.))
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Local 20-69 represents 26- hundred office and shop employees at Volvo.
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Danville police say a 14 year old boy is charged with breaking into a convenience store, and stealing cash, magazines, gum and novelties. Police are not identifying the boy because of his age. They say he broke into the Arnett Fast Mart on Arnett Boulevard just before 5:30.
Officials say the boy ran when they arrived, but was caught immediately.






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Dan Chem locks out striking workers, and state lawmakers head back to work to correct a mistake they signed into law.

Donald Graham has more in News 7's Business Review.
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Union workers on strike for six months at DanChem Technologies have been locked out by the company. That's according to members of the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 400.
They say the lockout took effect June 28th and the 55 workers still on strike may NOT rejoin the Danville company until the negotiations are resolved.
The company had no comment about the lockout, but the workers say they offered to return to work under their old contract and work until a new agreement is reached.
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State legislators are heading back to Richmond next week. Governor Mark Warner has officially called a special session to fix the legislative mistake that would have guaranteed Virginia workers Saturday or Sunday off for worship. The session will be held on Tuesday and is not expected to last more than a few hours. Last week, a coalition of businesses and the state Chamber of Commerce obtained an emergency temporary injunction to keep the law from taking effect. For News 7, I'm Donald Graham and that's Business Review. [MUSIC AND GRAPHICS] ))











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Tech gives some high school seniors a lesson about the law. Travis has that story still ahead in sports.
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[**USE MUSIC ON TAPE**] And singer Glen Campbell wraps up his own run-in with the law, with a concert for his fellow inmates.
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Vandalism at Alleghany High School has school officials picking up the pieces.
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It happened between 9-30 Thursday night and 6-30 Friday morning. Officials say extensive damage was done to offices, locker rooms, the gymnasium, and a classroom. Damage estimates are in the tens of thousands of dollars. The sheriff and school officials are optimistic the case will be solved.
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Some of the damage has been cleaned up, but the job will resume next week.


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Iraqi militants holding a Filipino hostage have now set new conditions for his release.
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At one point, Filipino officials said Angelo dela Cruz had been released -- but the militant group holding him says he's still captive. The Islamic Army of Iraq released a statement on Al-Jazeera television saying the Philippines has 24 hours to ensure its sincerity and until July 20th to withdraw its troops from Iraq. The statement did NOT elaborate on how the Phillipines could show its sincerity.
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Elvis may have sung about it, but only one music legend could really pull it off.
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Country music singer Glen Campbell, gave his own version of jail house rock to about one thousand inmates last night at a Phoenix, Arizona jail. Earlier this year, Campbell was busted for drunk driving, and was sentenced to 10-days in jail. Jail officials said they were happy about the performance, and that it shows the singer's character and willingness to be a team player while he's serving his time behind bars.
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Coming up, Lance Armstrong maintains his plcae in the pack at the Tour de France, the Roanoke Valley Match Play takes over Botetourt, and
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the Lakers make things official with Rudy T.
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The events of the past week surrounding Marcus Vick have made life more than a little hectic for the Virginia Tech football staff. But today the coaches geared up for a week of camp.
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Over a hundred rising high school seniors were on hand in Blacksburg for a one day session, while the first of more than 700 campers will arrive tomorrow for a week of fundamental work.
Frank Beamer and company are seizing the opportunity to warn the youngsters about the pitfalls of life.
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The round robin Commonwealth Games baseball tourney is in full swing this evening in Salem. Already today, the North team beat the Central 10 to 5, and the local entry from the West knocked off the East team 10 to 1. While the event lasts just one weekend, the players that are competing know a good performance can have lasting effects. Intern reporter Pete Woody has more.
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((Tyler Lumsden used the Commonwealth Games as a springboard to the pros, recently signing a contract with the Chicago White Sox. Kenny Lewis and John Fulton are two other local Commonwealth Games alumni now serving as major league farmhands, and that is motivation for the 64 players competing in this year's games.
William Inman: I'm from Danville...
Lanny Stanfield: I know Kenny and John..
The large number of scouts watching the Commonwealth Games can be nerve-wracking, but the players are trying to keep things simple.
Inman: The main thing is...
Stanfield: You're always gonna be nervous....
Longtime Jefferson Forest Head Coach Jim Thacker, who is coaching in his twelfth Commonwealth Games, thinks the experience will be good for the players, regardless of how they perform.
Thacker: They need to be exposed...
Stand-up: More than 90 Commonwealth Games...))


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The valley's oldest men's amateur golf event, the Roanoke Valley Match Play Championship continued today at the Botetourt Country Club with third and fourth round action.
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The number 5 seed Cam Young was hanging tough in the morning round.
The good roll up the hill with the putter right here.
In a new twist this year, the tournament committee has named each of the four brackets in honor of some of Roanoke's finest players, including Billy King and Ned Baber.
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We'll let you know who the four semifinalists are tonight at 11.

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After being turned down by Duke's Mike Krzyzewski, the LA Lakers have officially turned to former Rockets skipper Rudy Tomjanovich, to replace Phil Jackson. Rudy T has already beaten his toughest opponent, bladder cancer.
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To the track where, Justin Labonte is a first time winner on the Busch Series taking the checkered flag in today's Tropicana Twister 300 outside Chicago.
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Terry's son was the beneficiary of some misfortune by last week's winner Mike Wallace. Wallace was on his way to two straight but ran out of fuel on the final lap handing the win to Labonte. Jason Keller was 2nd.
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France's Thomas Voeckler continues to lead the Tour de France after a week of riding. He is 9 minutes and 35 seconds ahead of American Lance Armstrong.
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Armstrong finished 55th in today's 7th stage, a windy ride along the the Brittany Coast.
Italy's Filippo Pozzato led a three man breakaway at the end of the 128 mile route to win the stage in just over 4 hours, 31 minutes.
Voeckler retained the yellow jersey with a 105 mile flat stage set for tomorrow.
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Virginia has now officially lifted its ban on fresh-cut Christmas trees in churches and apartments.
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This week, the Virginia Board of Housing and Community Development overturned the fire regulations that banned the trees. Earlier this year, legislators ordered the state agency to take action, after the ban confused many Virginians. The fire rules went into effect in October, barring fresh-cut Christmas trees in multi-unit buildings without sprinkler systems. The ban also had covered trees in public places without sprinklers, including churches, hotels and restaurants.
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A big welcome home from troops back from Iraq.
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And a big cleanup lies ahead at a vandalized high school.
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[Closing Animation] Details at Eleven.