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A shooting in northwest Roanoke, leaves one dead, two hospitalized. You'll hear shots fired: more than 30 rounds in all.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

And building bridges to save lives.

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[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Tonight on News 7 sports - qualifying is behind schedule in Pocono. UVa and WVU get respect in the coaches poll,

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and Joe Gibbs talks about the burden of high expectations on the eve of training camp for the Skins.
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Warm and humid weather expected this weekend with periods of scattered showers, especially in the afternoon.
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News 7 at Six is next.
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((TWO MILES AWAY THERE WAS A SHOOTING. WE DIDN'T HAVE ONE. THE SHOOTING WAS THERE, NOT HERE.))
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You're a witness to the shooting outside a Roanoke convenience store.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

We'll tell you what happened at the STOP-IN and explain why police are drawing a connection to events at a nightclub two miles away.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


And I'm Shannon Young.
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The shots fired proved fatal for one man.
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Another remains in critical condition, with a third also hospitalized.
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And there's a suspect is in custody, thanks to one brave police officer.
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(( A little before two AM. Officers respond to a call concerning loud music and disorderly conduct at the Shell Station at Hershberger and Ferncliff. The video camera is focused on raindrops, but keeps rolling inside the patrol car as the first officer gets out to face dozens of people milling around the parking lot. [15:58:48 ] ((AND HE SEES A MAN BACKING OUT OF THE CROWD, SPRAYING THE CROWD WITH GUNFIRE. AND YOU CAN SEE FROM THE VIDEO, HE IMMEDIATELY GOES RUNNING IN THE DIRECTION OF THAT MAN, AS HE DRAWS HIS OWN WEAPON TO PURSUE HIM. AND IN RELATIVELY SHORT ORDER CAPTURES HIM.)) [RUNS16] A few minutes earlier -it's last call at Blueberry Hill on Williamson Road-, and the regular thursday night crowd is clearing out. The manager says there was a dispute between a couple of young women inside. [14:25:05]
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Alexander is miffed that police are drawing a connection between what happened at the STOP-IN and his nightclub. [14:27:10]
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24 year old Joey Lee Joyce is dead. Steven K. Jefferson. also 24, is in critical condition. Twenty-one year old Michael Wood is listed in "fair" condition. An officer who's been on the force less than three years chased down the suspect on foot..
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Twenty-two year old Marcus Jerome Nance still the gun. [15:59:15] ((I'M ALWAYS GRATIFIED THAT WE'RE STILL ABLE TO FIND YOUNG PEOPLE THAT WILL SERVE AS POLICE OFFICERS AND RUN IN THE DIRECTION OF TROUBLE INSTEAD OF RUNNING AWAY.)) [RUNS:10]))

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Roanoke City Police have arrested a second man in the shooting of a nurse earlier this week.
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18 year old Leonard Crowder faces charges of malicious wounding and use of a firearm during the commission of a felony. He was taken to the Roanoke City Jail. Early yesterday morning, police arrested 18 year old Charles Lee Thompson after a standoff. He faces malicious wounding, abduction, and firearms charges.
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37 year old Millard Mahala was shot in the back on Lafayette Avenue shortly before noon on Tuesday. Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the Roanoke City Police.
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A Southside company is expanding and adding 200 jobs.
Columbia Flooring is expanding its Danville manufacturing facility.
The company will spend more than 13 million dollars on the project.
Columbia makes hardwood and laminate flooring.
Its president calls the Danville plant an example of the corporation's excellence.

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Over the years two bridges on Interstate 81 in Rockbridge County have earned an infamous reputation. They have been the sites of several grisly accidents. Soon, work will start to replace the aging structures. Richard Lesko has more on the project.
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The northbound and southbound bridges over Buffalo Creek have a history that the state might like to forget.

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In 1999, 4 people died during a snowstorm when more than 15 cars and trucks crashed. Some of the tractor trailers were not able to stop on the ice, and slid down the steep grade.
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Two years later, more than 20 vehicles piled up in a fiery accident that shut down lanes for almost a week.
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Soon VDOT will start carving out space for new bridges that will not only add a third lane, but will raise their elevation by 9 feet.
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((ERIC GORTON/VDOT SPOKESMAN; WHAT THAT HOPEFULLY WILL DO IS ALLEVIATE THAT CHANGE IN SPEED THAT YOU GET THERE NOW BECAUSE YOU HAVE SUCH A DROP ON EITHER SIDE OF THE BRIDGE COMING DOWN AND GOING BACK UP.)) [RUNS12]
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The project is expected to cost more than 27 million dollars, but VDOT officials say it is money well spent to make this stretch of interstate safer as the amount of traffic increases.
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((ERIC GORTON/VDOT SPOKESMAN; THE TRAFFIC IS JUST GOING PICK UP SUBSTANTIALLY BETWEEN NOW AND 20 YEARS FROM NOW. THESE BRIDGES WERE BUILT IN 1966, AND ARE ALREADY CARRYING MORE TRAFFIC THAN THEY WERE DESIGNED TO CARRY THEN.)) [RUNS10]
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((RICHARD LESKO/RLESKO@WDBJ7.COM; CONSTRUCTION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN IN SEPTEMBER. VDOT HOPES TO HAVE THE WORK DONE BY THE SUMMER OF 2007. RICHARD LESKO, NEWS 7, ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY.)) [RUNS10]
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A local family learns a hard lesson about housesitters and trust.
Next on News 7, Find out what happened during four weeks overseas.
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Plus a local sheriff's department is ready to take to the sky, thanks to some volunteer pilots and their planes.

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With the summer vacation season in full swing, many people are hiring others to watch their house while they're gone.
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But one Lynchburg family learned a hard lesson about trust.. when their house-sitter allegedly stole thousands of dollars from their bank account.
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Steve Smallshaw talked with the family involved.. Steve, how did this happen?
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Put simply, it was a betrayal of trust.
The family hired a friend to watch their house while they were on vacation.. the usual things like mow the lawn, pay the bills and feed the cats.
It didn't turn out like they hoped.
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(( Errett and Linda Callahan had just spent four weeks in Denmark when they returned home last Sunday.
Within hours, they realized something was wrong.
Their daughter's cat was at the point of starvation, there was trash in the yard.. and then their bank statement came in the next day's mail.
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((LINDA CALLAHAN/HOMEOWNER: IT WAS AT 5:30 WHEN I OPENED IT UP AND CAME TO THESE CHECKS WRITTEN TO THE HOUSESITTER WITH MY HUSBAND'S NAME FORGED ON THEM. ONE CHECK, TWO CHECKS, THREE CHECKS, THERE WERE LIKE TEN CHECKS.. Errett: ONE HUNDRED, THREE HUNDRED, FOUR HUNDRED, SIX HUNDRED DOLLARS EACH ONE, EVERY TWO OR THREE DAYS SHE WAS GOING TO THE BANK AND CASHING THESE CHECKS.))
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The housesitter was 22-year-old Stephanie Lyne Calohan, a neighbor and long-time friend of their family.
The Callahans had hired her to look after things while they were gone.. police say she used the opportunity to write and cash 12 checks worth nearly five thousand dollars.
The Callahans say their bank plans to cover their loss, but the hit is more than financial.
They've had to change their locks, their bank accounts.. and their approach to trusting people.
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((LINDA CALLAHAN/HOMEOWNER: THIS WAS SOMEONE WE THOUGHT WE KNEW, WE'VE KNOWN HER FOR YEARS, WE'VE TRUSTED HER. SHE WAS A CAMP COUNSELOR, WE'VE HAD HER BABYSIT.. Errett: HAD HER OVER FOR DINNER THE NIGHT BEFORE WE LEFT. TOOK US TO THE AIRPORT AND THE VERY SAME DAY CASHED A HUNDRED DOLLAR CHECK AND HAD THE BIG PARTY THAT NIGHT.))
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Police say finding a house-sitter you can trust can be difficult.. part of the solution is to limit their temptations.
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((LT. TODD SWISHER/LYNCHBURG POLICE DEPT.: HINDSIGHT'S 20-20, BUT CERTAINLY YOU WANT TO BE REAL CAUTIOUS IN WHERE YOU KEEP ACCOUNT INFORMATION, PERSONAL INFORMATION THAT'S EASILY OBSERVED.))
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Stephanie Calohan faces a total of 24 felony charges for forging and uttering the checks.. she'll be in court next month.
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The Callahan family hopes others learn from their experience.. they recommend hiring a professional house-sitter with references.. and locking up your valuables while you're gone.

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A Roanoke landlord criticized for controversial views has filed suit against a woman he claims harassed him.
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Bill White has acquired at least nine properties in the Chapman Avenue area and has plans to purchase and renovate more rental units there.
But recently fliers that identified White as a racist and neo-nazi appeared in the neighborhood, and critics called attention to an extreme website White edits.
White denies he is racist, and says Erica Hardwick Hoesch is a former girlfriend who came to Virginia to harass him.
He is asking a judge to prevent Hoesch from contacting him, entering his property, or spreading false information about him.
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We were unable to reach Hoesch for comment.

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Stocks finished higher for the day and for the week. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW rose more than 10 points today.
NASDAQ gained six.
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Blacksburg's new parking garage is a little behind schedule.
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The grand opening of the new deck has been pushed back to the first week of September. The structure is STILL expected to be ready for the first home Tech game on September 11th. A sandwich shop, Mexican restaurant, bank and clothing store are also moving into the building. The multi-million dollar structure will also feature several apartments on the top floor. There's already a wait list to move in.
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Bedford County Sheriff's Department will be flying up above to make everyone down below safer.
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Sheriff Mike Brown today unveiled the Air Wing Group. It will offer aerial support for law enforcement, search and rescue, and homeland security efforts. Four volunteer pilots and five planes will be available twenty-four hours a day.
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((MIKE BROWN/BEDFORD CO. SHERIFF; IT SPEAKS SO WELL OF THESE INDIVIDUALS AND WHAT THEY ARE WILLING TO DONATE, TIME, EQUIPMENT LIKE I SAY, THESE ARE NOT INEXPENSIVE PIECES OF EQUIPMENT, AND THEY PROVIDE THEM.))
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The department hopes to eventually come up with money to provide the pilots with aviation fuel. This program is the first of its kind in Virginia.
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Coming up tonight on News 7 Sports - Joe Gibbs holds court in Ashburn as he and the Skins get ready to open training camp. Tech is left out of another preseason poll,
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and qualifying at Pocono is off schedule and off the wall this afternoon.
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The Virginia Tech Hokies failed to finish the 2003 season in the final polls of the year, and they are still on the outside looking in this preseason.
The USA Today preseason top 25 coaches poll is out this afternoon and while Tech is out the team they play first is first.
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Defending national champ USC is the preseason number one pick of the coaches - even though their superstar Mike Williams may not even play. The Trojans received 499 votes to easily outdistance Oklahoma for the top spot. The Trojans and Hokies will meet in the BCA Classic at Fed Ex field on Saturday, August 28th.
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UVa checks in at the number 19 spot in the coaches poll,
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while the West Virginia Moutaineers are number 11 in the preseason.

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The Washington Redskins open Training Camp tomorrow morning in Ashburn, and while anticipation is at an all-time high in the nation's capital - Joe Gibbs will just be glad to finally get on the field after months of being called everything from DC's favorite to the Redskins' savior.
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Gibbs made the statements this afternoon at Redskin Park at a pre-training camp news conference. He addressed the fact that he's carrying the weight of the Beltway's sports fans on his shoulders.
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Gibbs says he's still the same workaholic coach he's always been, but that he now has a real appreciation for one of his fellow hall of fame member coaches who valued his sleep more during camp.
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Training camp at Ashburn is open to fans this weekend much like it was in 2000, but unlike back then it is absolutely free. Tomorrow's practices are at 9am and 4:30pm. The team only practices once on Sunday at 4:30.

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The Nextel Cup series in the Poconos this weekend and so was wet weather earlier today.
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Rain and then fog delayed qualifying and practice and as a result time trials are not finished at this hour. Casey Mears is on the provisional pole. We'll have the complete rundown for you tonight on News 7 at 11.
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One of the area's unique and relatively new sports fundraisers is taking place tomorrow at the Bast Center at Roanoke College. Joe Gaither's 3-on-3 basketball tournament for ages 9 and up is full of teams and talented participants.
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This year the charity hoops will follow in the footsteps of CHIP's tug of tots - and all proceeds will benefit the Child Health Investment Partnership. Fans are welcome to come out to the Bast Center tomorrow from 9:30pm to 6pm.
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O. Winston Link won international acclaim for his artful photographs of steam locomotives.
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Now the Roanoke museum that bears his name has made a top ten list of rail heritage sites.
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USA Today asked the author of the book Great American Railroad Stations to share some of her favorite whistlestops.
The Link Museum and the renovated Norfolk and Western Railway Passenger Station top the list in today's edition.

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