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Roanoke police draw new lines of responsibility for policing the city.
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And the Air Force explains why the pilot of a military jet that crashed in Callaway should have seen it coming.
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Tonight on News 7 sports - Smarty is retiring at the ripe old age of 3. One of the area's top high school basketball players is changing schools,

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and Fleming and other schools around the area open high school football practice today.
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A close call from Tropical Storm Alex. And local donwpours keep a Flood Watch up for us. [Open]
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Roanoke City Police unveil a major reorganization
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While City Council charts the future of the Victory Stadium Debate
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Good evening, I'm Shanon Young.
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And I'm Keith Humphry. [City-Council]
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There were two big issues on city council's plate, and tonight we're starting with a new plan for police.
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The department is implementing what it calls a geographical policing program, that officials say will improve service for citizens.
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Joe Dashiell is here with more on the plan, and the reaction.
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Keith and Shannon, police chief Joe Gaskins says this is anatural progression for a department that has been trying to build on its community policing efforts for the last several years.
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((The plan will divide the city into four zones, seperated by the 581/220 corridor and the railroad tracks. Each area will have its own Lieutenant in command... reponsible for all patrols, community policing, school resource officers and other function.
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One council member raised concerns that the plan might reinforce longstanding divisions among quadrants of the city.
But all members say they believe the plan makes sense.
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The plan does not come without criticism.
Former Mayoral candidate Alice Hincker raised concerns about its impact on the School Resource officer program.

And she questioned why city officials did not seek community input for a community policing program.

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Victory Stadium was also on council's agenda, Keith and Shannon.
Members met in closed session before appoint a 14 member committee to consider the future of the current stadium, and the need for new facilities.
They are asked to report back to council within nine months.




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Air Force officials have determined the cause of a fighter jet crash earlier this year in Franklin County.
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According to a report released today, a large black vulture got caught in the aircraft's right engine, causing a fire and forcing the F-15 down in a field near Callaway. The report also blames the crews' flight leader, who directed the jet into a known bird-strike hazard. No one was hurt in the crash. Air Force officials say they have NOT determined if any disciplinary action will be taken.
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No charges will be filed against a Botetourt County school resource officer accused of inappropriate conduct with a child. Deputy Crystal Dickerson was fired at the end of May after an incident at Colonial Elementary school. Dickerson admitted she twisted a boy's arm behind his back after the child tried to hug her.
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The situation came to a head in May after several students overdosed at Read Mountain Middle school. Two student accused Dickerson of assaulting them. Those charges were found to be false after notes and other evidence were confiscated from students.
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Jordan's Point in LEXINGTON is a place where many people go to swim or fish.
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But for two cousins in Rockbridge County, a night of swimming at the point was their last.
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News 7's Myranda Stephens is here to tell us what happened. Keith and Shannon, divers discovered the bodies of 20-year-old Charles Back and his 13-year-old cousin Joshua Back
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around two this morning in the Maury River, near Jordan's Point. Authorities say they drowned, but they may never know how.
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[RUNS06] (( AND AS FAR AS WHAT HAPPENED, WE HAVE NO IDEA 58)) Charles and Joshua were apparently hanging out with friends earlier Sunday, when they left them to go swimming at Jordan's Point. But around eleven p.m., when the park closed, and the boys hand't come home, the group, including Charles' brother, went looking for them.
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[RUNS03] ((THEY FOUND SOME OF THEIR CLOTHING, PERSONAL BELONGINGS BY THE RIVER 56)) A search team of divers was then called out to find the missing boys. After scoping the river for about two hours, their bodies were found just about 20-feet from the bank in about 15-feet of water.
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[RUNS10] ((THE RIVER HAS A LOT OF DOWN TREES AND ROCKS THE LEDGE OVER HANGS THE RIVER SO WHEN YOU'RE SWIMMING THERE YOU CAN SWIM UP TO THE BANK BUT BE UNDER THE BANK 27)) [STANDUP @ 15:10:52] [RUNS13] ((OFFICERS SAY THAT THE BOYS COULD HAVE EASILY SLIPPED OFF THE BANK OR EVEN FALLEN FROM A TREE BUT WITH SO MANY POSSIBILITIES, THEY WILL NEVER KNOW HOW THEY DIED 03))
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[RUNS12] ((IT'S ONE OF THOSE THINGS THAT WE DEAL WITH AND TRYING TO PUT THE PIECES TOGETHER AND IT'S ONE OF THOSE SITUATIONS WHERE WE'LL PROBABLY NEVER KNOW EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENED THAT CAUSED THE DROWNING 26))))

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Officers say the waters were calm that night, and the boys showed no physical evidence of any injuries. Family members believe Charles may have been trying to rescue his younger cousin, who couldn't swim very well.
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But, again without any witnesses, all anyone can do is speculate.


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50 new jobs are on the way to Vinton. Still ahead, Cardinal Glass holds a job fair this week.
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And Lynchburg police have a different kind of job .. as they build a new training center from the ground up.
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[MINI-OPEN] The two men who survived Friday morning's fatal shooting in Northwest Roanoke are recovering from their injuries.
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A little before 2-A-M, a man fired more than 30 rounds into a crowd outside the STOP-IN at Hershberger and Ferncliff.

Joey Lee Joyce was fatally wounded. Steven K. Jefferson had been reported in "critical" condition as of this time Friday evening. He has since been upgraded to "serious" condition. The third victim, Michael Wood, is in "good" condition. Shooting suspect, 22-year old Marcus Jerome Nance, will have a preliminary hearing next month.
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Entering a strange building where someone could be armed with a gun is one of the most dangerous situations a police officer can face.
It's also NOT something that's easy to train for.
Steve Smallshaw shows us what some Lynchburg cops are doing to change that.
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(( They've put down their guns and picked up hammers and shovels..
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..laying out the foundation of what will be central Virginia's first "shoot house" training facility.
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The shoot house will be two thousand square feet of training space.. where officers can practice how to react in a variety of situations using live ammunition.. bullets that these railroad ties can easily absorb.
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((MAJOR JACK LEWIS/LYNCHBURG POLICE DEPT.: YOU HAVE TO STAY PREPARED. AND WITH THE WORLD CHANGING THE WAY IT HAS OVER THE LAST FEW YEARS, TRAINING HAS BECOME MUCH MORE CRITICAL, AND WE NEED TO MAKE SURE WE GET THINGS RIGHT THE FIRST TIME.))
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Everything is donated.. off-duty officers are supplying the labor, Norfolk Southern has given them 11-hundred old railroad ties to work with, and construction guru Tom Gerdy is supervising the build.
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((TOM GERDY/GERDY CONSTRUCTION: I THINK THAT'S PART OF WHY I'M HERE. I'M SUPPOSED TO BE WORKING ON THIS TYPE THING TO MAKE SURE YOU LEAVE THINGS BETTER THAN YOU FOUND THEM. AND LYNCHBURG'S AMAZING WITH WHAT THEY ACCOMPLISH WITH THEIR VOLUNTEER WORKFORCE AND I LOVE BEING A PART OF IT.))
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((LEWIS: WE NEED IT HERE. WE NEED IT TO WHERE WE CAN HAVE OUR PEOPLE AFFORDED THE BEST POSSIBLE TRAINING THAT WE CAN. AND THIS IS A STEP THERE AND WE'RE DOING WITH MINIMAL COST AND HOPEFULLY MAXIMUM BENEFIT.))
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Cops from around the region hope to finish the job this weekend.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg. ))

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Nearly 50-jobs are coming to Vinton. And, Cardinal Glass is hosting a fair to fill those positions. The company makes insulated glass and is in the process of putting the finishing touches on its plant in Vinton.
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[Take Job Fair FS] The fair will be held Thursday afternoon from noon to seven at the War Memorial. Cardinal Glass is looking for production employees. Applicants just have to bring themselves. Interviews will be conducted on-site.
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Wall Street shook off new terror concerns to post gains today. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The Dow rose 39 points. Nasdaq climbed five.
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The Raleigh Court burglar will serve the next 22 years in prison.
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John Henson Wood pled guilty in April and was sentenced today. He served eight years for a string of burglaries in 1991. Just this past December he terrorized the same Roanoke neighborhood AGAIN. Because of his prior record, this time the judge sentenced Wood to serve a total of 22 and a half years.
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A man has been indicted for trashing a limousine that belongs to Personal Injury Lawyer Dan Crandall. Crandall thinks it was a street person who figured there might be alcohol in the back of the Lincoln limo. After smashing in a rear window May 26th- -and finding nothing of value- -the suspect took an old kerosene heater and just "beat the car the pieces," in Crandall's words. The indictment says Jason Matthew Phillips did more than one thousand dollars worth of damage to the limo. Crandall says it cost twice that to fix.

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Their squad has shrunk while calls have doubled from this time last year- but members of the Craig County rescue squad say they'll be there if a situation arises...
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Three-months ago, membership at the squad dwindled to just four-members. While things have been tough, the Emergency Service Coordinator says the group is beginning to turn itself around. Jim Cady (katie) credits neighboring agencies with helping during these rough times.
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((JIM CADY/CRAIG CO. EMERGENCY SERVICE COORDINATOR: WE'VE BEEN ABLE TO PROVIDE MEDICAL SERVICE. SECONDLY WE HAVE STARTED A NEW EMT CLASS. THE WESTERN VIRGINIA EMS COUNCIL PROVIDED US AN INSTRUCTOR. THE BOARD PROVIDED US WITH THE MONEY NEEDED AND WE HAVE A CLASS THAT STARTED THREE-WEEKS AGO AT THE CRAIG COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL.))
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The squad is also working with the high school to develop a program for students to receive rescue squad certification, in hopes they'll volunteer.
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Coming up tonight on News 7 sports - some afternoon baseball, an NFL training camp stop with the Cowboys and former Powell Valley great Julius Jones.
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Plus, tonight we begin our month long high school football previews as the season opens with the Fleming Colonels once again looking tough.
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While some folks are just getting ready to head out on vacation - the summer is over for many young men across the region. High school football practice began today for most teams in the Friday Football Extra coverage area.

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including the William Fleming Colonels who can't wait to open up the 2004 season. The Colonels finished last year as the Division Four state runners-up, and they have stayed hungry for more wins in the off-season.
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The Colonels have plenty of experience, and plenty of skilled players back on offense. But defensively - with the like of UVa bound Darryl Gresham - the Colonels could dominate folks.
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[VO NAT CON'T] The Colonels also have some new coaches on staff this year. Former Colonel Al Holland, Junior is helping out on offense, while former UVa star and NFL linebacker Shannon Taylor is working with the defense.
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Our preseason previews will continue right up to the start of the season. Tomorrow night we'll check in with first year head coach J.R. Edwards and the Hidden Valley Titans.

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Speaking of Hidden Valley - the Titans are about to get the top high school girls basketball player in the area and one of the best in the entire state.
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Emery Wallace - who starred for Northside last season and helped lead the Vikings to the state semi-finals - is transferring to Hidden Valley next season. Wallace, who is an extremely versatile a six-foot two-inch player who can also shoot from the perimeter. She scored 40 points in her final game last season an overtime loss in the state semi-finals.
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Wallace's family has purchased a home in the Hidden Valley district and she will enroll in school this week. Her younger sister, an all-district soccer player at PH, also will transfer.

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This is an extremely light day and night for action in the major leagues with only two games scheduled in the American League and none in theNational.
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One of those was played this afternoon north of the border as the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Indians 6-to-1. The Jays scored four times in the first inning with Vernon Wells' three run homer doing most of the damage. Cleveland starter and loser Cliff Lee was so upset with his poor
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performance that he threw his hat and glove into the stands as he left the field.
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Finall tonight - imagine whatit would be like to be able to retire right now and not have another care other than sore feet.
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Three-year Smarty Jones is living that life tonight. The Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner is retiring from racing effective today because of chronic bruising in his hoofs. The colt has not raced since losing in the Belmont Stakes and had already withdrawn from the Pennsylvania Derby scheduled for September 5th. Smarty was the 18th horse to win both the Kentucky Derby and Preakness but fail to win the Triple Crown.
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If you didn't get a whiff of the big stink last time at Virginia Tech, you now have another chance. But you may have to wait in line.
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Two years ago, Tech's Indonesian native A-Titanum (ty-TAHN-um) flower drew big crowds when it bloomed. It's a rare occasion, which may be fortunate, since the the flower is famous for creating a dreadful odor. Tech now has a second "corpse flower", as they're sometimes known, and this one is now set to bloom.
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We'll hold our nose and bring you the story tonight on News 7 at 6.