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Quarterback Marcus Vick admits to reckless driving. The judge orders him to return to court in a year. Tech gives him a *semester* to get his act together.
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We have live reports from New Kent and Blacksburg, including reaction on campus.

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Tonight on News 7 Sports Hidden Valley takes its turn in the Friday Football Extra preseason rotation tonight,
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and Vick may be gone, but the respected leader of the pack is still in town. Thoughts on leadership - the proper kind - from Bryan Randall.
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Alex heads out to sea after pounding and soaking the outer banks of North Carolina. We will check in Live with News 7 WeatherBug in a moment. [WX-Head]
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Alex heads out to sea after pounding and soaking the outer banks of North Carolina. We will check in Live with News 7 WeatherBug in a moment. [Open]
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Marcus Vick is off campus for a semester, and off the road for 60 days.
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As he enters pleas in court, Tech suspends him until winter.
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Good evening, I'm Keith Hupmhry.
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And I'm Shannon Young. [Vick-Court]
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It was another day in court for Marcus Vick.
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Today the Virginia Tech football player faced a judge in Central Virginia for sentencing on reckless driving and drug charges.
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Meghan Muldoon is at the New Kent County Courthouse with more on Vick's legal troubles.
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(ROLLCUE: two small bags of marijuana.)
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Students on the Virginia Tech campus today reacted to the news of Marcus Vick's suspension, and most seemed to approve of the Tech decision.
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The suspension lifts some major distractions from the Hokies' football program this fall. Mike Stevens will have that part of the story coming up in Sports.


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Hurricane Alex knocked out power to thousands of homes on the Outer Banks of North Carolina.
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Vacationers still spent time on the beaches, even as local power companies say about 10-thousand customers went without power. Everything on Hatteras Island from Rodanthe to Hatteras Village was in the dark. The National Weather Service reported an 83 mile-per-hour wind gust on Ocracoke around midday and a 72 mile-per-hour gust at Buxton, near Cape Hatteras.
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The "other woman" takes the stand. Still ahead, a love triangle murder case is in court.
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And a flower at Virginia Tech is about to make a big stink .. but many people will hold their noses for a rare look, and whiff.
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[MINI-OPEN] Charges against a Danville man accused of killing his girlfriend have now been certified to a grand jury.
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Stanley Tate is charged with murdering Charmane Davis, who was found dead inside his Franklin County home in May.
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Investigators believe Davis caught Tate with another woman. Today, during a preliminary hearing, the "other woman," LaChrisa (Luh-Chris-suh) Robertson, testified that Tate shot Davis because he thought she was an intruder. Tate's family says the entire situation has been difficult for both sides.
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((ALFONSO TATE/SUSPECT'S BROTHER: I WAS HER PASTOR AND I HAD TO FUNERALIZE HER AND CONSOLE BOTH FAMILIES AND THIS IS SOMETHING THAT WE'RE GOING THROUGH TO TRY TO GET TO THE POINT WHERE TO UNDERSTAND WHICH WE'LL NEVER BE ABLE TO UNDERSTAND.))
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Tate is already awaiting sentencing in Danville on drug charges.
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The fatal accident three weeks ago near Burnt Chimney did not happen the way witnesses said at the time.
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State Police reconstructed the wreck and now say it was Paul Morra's vehicle that crossed the center line and struck Roy Ninninger's vehicle. Ninninger, a 52-year old Moneta resident, was killed. Morra survived the accident. Morra, an 18-year old from Salem, was headed toward the Westlake area, not going the opposite direction as was first reported.
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It'll be up to the Commonwealth's Attorney to decide whether charges should be filed.

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Authorities have released the name of the man whose body was found below the Blue Ridge Parkway last night.
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A preliminary investigation indicates that 62-year-old Ronald Wayne Carter jumped to his death from the Roanoke River Bridge. Hikers discovered his body around 7-o-clock last night. Police and rescue squads were called to the overlook, but Carter was pronounced dead at the scene.
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Stocks headed lower from the start today and never recovered. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The Dow dropped 59 points. Nasdaq fell 33.
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Virginia Tech is still waiting for a rare flower with a strong aroma to start blooming -- and stinking.
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The A-titanum (ty-TAN-um) flower produces a rotten, fish-like smell. The one at Tech is expected to bloom sometime this week. The flower, nicknamed the corpse plant, uses its strong scent to attract pollinators from 50 feet away. The one-of-a-kind plant was scheduled to bloom tomorrow at Virginia Tech's horticulture greenhouse, but it may take a few extra days. The Tech greenhouse is open for visitors through Friday from eight until four.
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Coming up tonight on News 7 sports - Tech talk concerning the Vick developments. Plus,

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the Hidden Valley Titans are in the Friday Football Extra preseason spotlight tonight.
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Marcus Vick's whirlwind day that included a courtdate in New Kent County, a $300 fine, the suspension of his license, drug counseling, and the suspension from Tech both athletically and academically is in truth a day that in the eyes of many was long overdue.
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Include the Tech football players in that group. Today's actions lift a huge burden off of the shouders of the remaining players.
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Through all of this Vick mess - quarterback Bryan Randall has handled himself with unbelievable class - refusing to seize the chance to shoot down his main competition.
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Beamer issued a paragraph long statement concerning Marcus Vick this afternoon in which he sais he agreed with the action taken by the University and pledgedhis support to Marcus and his family to get his life in order. Beamer said Vick is young man with a good heart, who has made some poor decisions.

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Our month-long preseason tour of area high school football teams continues tonight as we check in on the Hidden Valley Titans.
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Hidden Valley is in its third year as a high school, and this season Former Friday Football Extra star J.R. Edwards takes over the team in his first job as a head coach. One of the main things Edwards brought to the team immediately was a new style of discipline.
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J.R. played at William Byrd and coached there as an assistant. And as luck would have it his game as a head coach will be against his alma mater and his mentor - Jeff Highfill.
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Tomorrow night we'll head over to Northside and check in with Jim Hickam who is beginning his 30th season as head coach of the Vikings.
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