After holding a woman and her child hostage this morning, a Roanoke teenager is taken into custody for a shooting that happened earlier this week.
And, the California man wanted for questioning in a case of baby food poisoning reportedly says he didn't do it.
Clouds are on the increase across the area with a chance for a few showers and storms. I'll have your forecast.
Stay with us. News 7 at noon, starts right now.
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Roanoke police arrest a shooting suspect after an unsuccessful search yesterday, and a standoff this morning.
Police believe the Roanoke teenager shot a home care nurse on Lafayette Boulevard on Tuesday.
18 year old Charles Lee Thompson is accused of shooting 37 year old Millard Mahala in the lower back.
Thompson was arrested early this morning at an apartment on Ferncliff Avenue after a standoff.
Police say he held a 19 year old woman and her young child hostage.
Now he faces malicious wounding, use of a firearm, and abduction charges.
Yesterday, police searched for Thompson at this home on Willow Road.
A tactical team was sent in, but was unable to find him in what police describe as a maze-like attic, outfitted with winding passages and false doors.
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Investigators are still looking for another suspect, and are asking anyone with information to call the Roanoke City Police or the Crimeline at 344-8500.
Tonight it's John Kerry's turn to convince the nation that he should replace President Bush.
He'll ask America's voters to give him the chance to build a country that he says would be "stronger at home and respected in the world. "
Aleen Sirgany reports from the convention hall in Boston.
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[SUPER=01-Terry McAuliffe/Democratic National Committee Chairman;]
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(SOT: John Glenn/Former Ohio Senator: Ohio takes great pride tonight in
being the state to put this voting over the top and making John Kerry's
AND TONIGHT, SENATOR JOHN KERRY WILL OFFICIALLY ACCEPT. ON A NEW
PLATFORM BUILT CENTER STAGE, TO THE LARGEST TV AUDIENCE HE'S EVER HAD,
KERRY WILL DELIVER A SPEECH HE'S BEEN DRAFTING FOR WEEKS, WRITTEN MOSTLY
IN LONGHAND ON A LEGAL PAD. BEFORE THE BALLOONS DROP, HE HOPES VOTERS
KNOW MORE ABOUT HIS BACKGROUND, AND HIS POSITIONS ON THE WAR IN IRAQ,
HEALTH CARE AND THE ECONOMY.
(SOT: Terry McAuliffe/Democratic National Committee Chair: He is going
to speak positively, optimistic, and when we leave here, people are
going to know all about John Kerry.)
AFTER "HIS" SPEECH LAST NIGHT, IN WHICH HE VOWED TO FIGHT FOR "ONE
(nat: "Hope is on the way")
TRACK: SENATOR JOHN EDWARDS HIT THE PARTY SCENE....
(nat I feel very good. Very excited.)
...BEFORE HITTING THE "POLITICAL" PARTY SCENE THIS MORNING. HE
ADDRESSED THE DELEGATES OF HIS HOME STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA.
(SOT: Sen. John Edwards, D-Vice Presidential Candidate: Thank you for
what all of you have done for met. Now I need you to go out, tonight,
tomorrow and the next night and do exactly the same thing.)
AND THE DELEGATES PROMISE TO DO JUST THAT.
(SOT: Lisa Domke/Washington Delegate: I figured this was the time to get
involved and try to make a difference.
STAND-UP: SENATOR KERRY WILL BE INTRODUCED TONIGHT BY THE KERRY AND
HEINZ CHILDREN. ALSO HERE SUPPORTING HIM, KERRY'S SWIFT BOAT BUDDIES
FROM VIETNAM AND FELLOW VIETNAM VET MAX CLELAND. ALEEN SIRGANY, CBS
Northern Texas is bracing for more severe weather today after nearly a foot of rain fell last night on several Dallas suburbs.
Early morning commuters had to take detours after high water blocked off several expressways.
One motorist died after power lines fell onto his vehicle.
High water has damaged nearly 200 homes and a police station.
Wind gusts of nearly 60- miles- an- hour also led to flight delays and cancellations.
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LEO in WX-Center
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Police say they have no indication that a missing Utah woman ever made it to a neighborhood park to jog the morning she disappeared.
Lori Hacking's husband reported her missing last week.
Meanwhile, police have found new evidence that may be linked to the case.
As Lee Cowan reports, blood was found in her apartment, and it appears that someone tried to wash it away.
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In California, the man wanted for questioning in connection with a couple of poisoned jars of baby food has come forward.
Charles Cage reportedly contacted a Los Angeles newspaper last night and denied any involvement in the incident.
Police want to question Cage about two jars of baby food that were tainted with Ricin.
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[SUPER=01-David Maggard/Irvine, CA Police Chief;]
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The poison was apparently not in a lethal form, and the children who ate the food did not get sick.
No arrests have been made, and police believe the two jars found are the only ones contaminated.
Authoritise say they want to talk to Cage, because he was ``in the area at a relevant time.''
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Authorities arrest two teenagers suspected of vandalism. But after this break, we'll tell you why police do NOT think they are responsible for another recent spree in Roanoke County.
Also a used car dealer in our region faces fines for allegedly tampering with his autos' odometers.
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It was a long trip home from Iraq for a Roanoke man, but he finally made it.
After fifteen months in the desert, Lieutenant Colonel William Howard went through numerous airport delays to make it home today.
He sat on a plane for two and a half hours in Philadelphia last night after the airport closed down.
Nonetheless, the Cave Spring Graduate was greeted this morning with nothing but smiles and hugs from his family.
His wife flew to Germany ten days ago to join him during his out- processing.
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((WILLIAM HOWARD/LIEUTENANT COLONEL; 19:31:12, I LEARNED THE VALUE OF FAMILY AND BEING THERE AND BEING WITHOUT THE FAMILY FOR SUCH A LONG TIME, YOU INCREASE YOUR VALUE OF WHAT FAMILY MEANS.))
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Howard and his family will move to California where he will serve his final three years.
A used car dealer in Danville faces fines for odometer tampering and fraud.
The state Motor Vehicle Board has outlined sanctions against Auto Villa over the Honda Civic that Rob and Katrice Stewart bought in 1999.
The Board is relying on a federal jury verdict that the dealer altered the odometer, intending to defraud the Stewarts.
A hearing officer recommends Auto Villa be fined 650 dollars for actual fraud in the Stewart case, plus another 650 dollars for deceptive conduct.
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Roanoke's Patrick Henry High School is getting a major facelift.
While school officials think it will put them on the right path for the future, motorists could have a different opinion.
Justin McLeod has more.
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You could say it's been a busy summer here at Patrick Henry High School.
Just ask construction supervisor Debbie Daniel.
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((DEBBIE DANIEL/CONSTRUCTION SUPERVISOR: MORE AND MORE ACTIVITY EVERYDAY.))
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That activity has already led to the demolition of Persinger Hall and next week crews will begin tearing down the administration building.
It all needs to be completed by the first day of school August 23rd.
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((DEBBIE DANIEL/CONSTRUCTION SUPERVISOR: WE'RE GOING TO BE READY.))
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Getting ready means putting in 12 additional modular units to be used for office and classroom space.
Workers are also turning a field into a parking lot for faculty.
Before, they along with some buses used an entrance on Blenheim Road, but not anymore.
Everyone must now use the front entrance on Grandin Road and the road behind the Governor's School will become one way.
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((DEBBIE DANIEL: IT'S GOING TO BE CRAZY HERE THE FIRST COUPLE OF DAYS.))
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To help ease the craziness, the school has hired additional security.
There will also be a cop at the front entrance to direct traffic before and after school.
Police will also able to control the light at the corner of Grandin and Brandon if traffic backs up.
The school system warns traffic headaches are to be expected.
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((DEBBIE DANIEL: OF COURSE WE ARE FLEXIBLE AND AS WE SEE THINGS ARISE WE CAN ADDRESS THEM IMMEDIATELY AND WE HOPE IT WON'T BE AN INCONVENIENCE AT ALL. BUT HONESTLY IT WILL BE MORE TRAFFIC THAN THEY USED TO IT BUT WITH THE PEOPLE WE HAVE IN PLACE WE CAN CONTROL THAT.))
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((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: IT COULD TAKETHE FIRST COUPLE OF WEEKS OF SCHOOL TO IRON THINGS OUT AND AS A RESULT ADMINISTRATORS SAY THEY WANT TO HEAR FROM THE PUBLIC ON HOW TO MAKE THINGS RUN MORE SMOOTHLY. JUSTIN McLEOD, NEWS 7.))))
Vinton police say they've arrested three b-b gun vandals, but it does NOT appear they are the same vandals who have been hitting Roanoke County neighborhoods.
Yesterday, officers arrested 20 year old Brandon Maurer of Roanoke County and two juveniles. They also want to question several other juveniles.
The vandalism in Vinton dates back to June 26 when several vehicles on North Blair Street were shot with B-B guns.
Police say the damage may exceed several thousand dollars.
Vinton police say they've shared their information with Roanoke County officers.
Several county neighborhoods have been hit by vandals over the last two weeks... the most recent target being Northside Middle School.
County police say they haven't found any connection to the Vinton case so far, but they're continuing to investigate.
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Coming up after the break, Leo will have our weekend forecast,
Also we'll tell you why the people at Princess Diana's memorial are finding themselves crossing a slippery slope.
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The memorial fountain built in London to honor Princess Diana is now off limits to the public.
That's because a number of safety issues have emerged since the fountain opened earlier this month.
Elizabeth Palmer has more.
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DIANA'S MEMORIAL IN HYDE PARK HAS TURNED FROM FOUNTAIN - TO FIASCO.
....CLOSED LESS THAN THREE WEEKS AFTER IT OPENED ....
FIRST, LEAVES BLOCKED A WATER PUMP.....
...THEN SEVERAL PEOPLE WADING IN THE STONE TROUGH SLIPPED AND HURT
BITE: VICTORIA MATHER
IT HADN'T OCCURRED TO THE DESIGNER THAT WHEN YOU HAVE GRANITE SLABS AND
TUMBLING WATER PEOPLE MIGHT FALL OVER IN THEM.
CBS News, London
IT WASN'T SUPPOSED TO BE LIKE THIS....
EVERYONE HOPED THE FOUNTAIN WOULD PUT AN END TO THE FRICTION AND
CONTROVERSY THAT CLUNG TO DIANA IN LIFE...AND IN DEATH.
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THE GRAND OPENING WAS A GESTURE OF ROYAL RECONCILIATION....THE QUEEN
PUBLICLY RECOGNIZING DIANA'S LEGACY.
UP SOT QUEEN..
Of course there were difficult times, but memories mellow with the
passing of the years.
AND FOR A FEW DAYS....IT DID LOOK AS IF THE FOUNTAIN WOULD BE AN OASIS
OF HARMONY AND FUN....
Royal Parks Spokesman
we've got to shut this down, get the experts the designers in and say
we got peopel slipping over how are we going to solve it lets get it
sorted cos its a national memorial and it needs to be a safe national
memorial. (9 seconds)
Doesn't look very majestic it's disappointing,
the idea is good
but the execution is disappointing. yeah yeah
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BUT THE FOUNTAIN'S NOT A WRITE OFF YET......WORKMEN ARE TRYING TO FIX
THE FOUNTAIN BY ROUGHING UP THE STONE...SO PEOPLE CAN FROLIC AS THE
PRINCESS NO DOUBT WOULD HAVE LIKED.
I SHOULD THINK SHE'S UP THERE ON A CLOUD IN HEAVEN SCREAMING WITH
The people's princess - making one last splash.
EP CBS NEWS LONDON
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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW and the NASDAQ were both UP 17 points.
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Coming up after the break, Radford honors a legenday football coach.
And we'll tell you why a Washington bartender has four million reasons to be thankful he doesn't clean his truck.
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Norm Lineburg has always given back, now its the city of Radford's turn.
Saturday, Radford will honor the legendary football coach, naming the Bobcat stadium field in his honor.
Mike Stevens has more.
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Luck was a lady for one bartender - it just took him a while to realize it.
Paul Girard bought a ticket for the June drawing, but left it tucked in the visor of his pickup for NEARLY two months.
When he finally took a look at the numbers, he realized he hit the jackpot.
The four million dollars couldn't have come at a better time - the 35-year old was diagnosed with skin cancer a month ago.
He plans to take early retirement and buy new matching trucks for himself and his dad.
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