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Investigators sift through a burned-out car... looking for the cause of an explosion that killed one woman and injured her husband.
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And mourning a hometown Marine killed Iraq.

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Tonight on News 7 sports - Franklin County is all set for another big year in the Western Valley. Primetime may be coming back to the NFL -
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And the quarterback job in Charlottesville is Marques Hagans - at least for now. Steve Mason will have that story.
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A few showers are developing this afternoon, but should be short lived. Summer-like conditions will return over the next few days. The full forecast and a look at the tropics coming up.
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News 7 is next.
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Investigators sift through debris and search for answers, after a vehicle explodes at a Franklin county campground.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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Good evening, I'm Shannon Young. Keith is off tonight.

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The blast killed the Augusta County woman who was driving the S-U-V and injured her ex-husband. Tonight authorities say they are still trying to determine if the explosion was an intentional act.
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It happened about 8:40 last night at the Crazy Horse Marina Campground near Smith Mountain Lake. [***NEWS 7 @ 6 IN MONITOR***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & JoeD /Newsroom;]


Joe Dashiell joins us from the newsroom with more on the investigation.
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Shannon, Authorities tell us that Shanda and Timothy Hanger were divorced about a year ago.
They say she came to the campground last night to talk with him, but exactly what sparked the explosion is still under investigation.
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((Investigators spent the morning searching for clues in the burned out remains of the Ford Explorer.
Authorities say Shanda Hanger drove to the campground Sunday night, and called her ex-husband over to the car, before it exploded in flames.
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((LAST NIGHT WHEN WE GOT THERE, THERE WAS A STRONG SMELL OF ACCELERANT WHEN WE ARRIVED AND STILL SOME THERE TODAY, BUT WE DON'T KNOW WHETHER THAT CAME FROM A RUPTURED FUEL LINE OR WHETHER IT CAME FROM A CONTAINER WITHIN THE VEHICLE.))
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The force of the explosion knocked out windows the heat of the fire melted metal and plastic, and reduced much of the interior to ashes.
Retired State Police Arson investigator Lynn Thomas says it's too early to reach any conclusions, but says he's confident authorities will find the point of origin and the likely cause of the fire.
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((WHEN YOU FIND THEM OUT IN THE WOODS OR ON THE BACK STREETS, THEY'RE TOTALLY NOTHING BUT THE FRAMES AND IT'S HARD TO DETERMINE THEM, BUT IF YOU DIG LONG ENOUGH AND ASK ENOUGH QUESTIONS A LOT OF TIMES YOU FIND THE ANSWERS.))
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The blast killed Shanda Hanger, and her body was taken to the medical examiner's office for an autopsy.
Timothy Hanger suffered facial burns,
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But tonight Shannon, he's listed in good condition at the University of Virginia Medical Center.

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Radford police are investigating a suspicious death. Investigators say two people drove up to the New River Valley Medical Center and dropped off a woman. 21 year old Angel M. Haley from Pulaski County was pronounced dead at the scene. Police say Haley's cause of death, and the circumstances surrounding it, are under investigation.

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A Rocky Mount woman died after an accident this morning in Franklin County.
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It happened just before nine o-clock on Route-762 near the Providence area. State Police say 46-year-old Tammy Briggs Spangler of Rocky Mount was traveling southbound, when her vehicle struck a pickup truck and got caught underneath.
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Spangler died about an hour later at the hospital. State Police are still trying to determine what caused her to crash.

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A Marine from Covington has died while serving in Iraq.
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[TAKE HOWARD FS]
Staff Sergeant John "Ryan" Howard was killed when his helicopter crashed on the night of August 11th.
The U.S. military is investigating the mishap but says no enemy fire was observed in the area.
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The 26 year old grew up in Covington and graduated from Alleghany High School.
We'll hear from his family tonight on News 7 at 11.

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It's been three months since an Air Force fighter jet crashed near a home in Franklin County. The jet was on a low-altitude mission when a bird got caught in the engine and forced the plane down. The owners of the home say just cleaning up the damage has been a mission in itself. Myranda Stephens explains.
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((What could be worse than having an uninvited guest? Perhaps one who doesn't clean up after themselves.
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[RUNS05] ((WHEN IT HIT, IT JUST DESINTEGRATED, 17 AND PARTS FLEW ALL OVER THERE... DOWN THE HILL 20)) At least that's what it felt like for Julie Paulitzky, when an F-15 fighter jet crashed near her home in May. Although military officials removed most of the debris from the crash, there was still eight-thousand GALLONS of jet fuel that had seeped into the ground.
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[RUNS08] ((YOU KNOW MY NEIGHBOR AND I, AND LOCAL FOLKS WERE CONCERNED ABOUT GROUNDWATER, AND YOU KNOW, NOT KNOWING WE DON'T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT THAT KIND OF THING 07)) [STANDUP @ 42:51] [RUNS10] ((PAULITZKY SAYS SHE SPENT MONTHS BATTLING WITH THE AIR FORCE JUST TO GET SOMEONE TO COME BACK TO THE HOME AND CLEAN UP THE MESS. WHEN THAT DIDN'T WORK, SHE CALLED IN REINFORCEMENT.))
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[RUNS13] ((I DECIDED TO WRITE TO SENATOR JOHN WARNER TO SEE IF HE COULD HELP US MOVE IT ALONG, AND LIKE I TOLD YOU EARLIER ON A MONDAY, AND THEN BY WEDNESDAY, WE HAD PEOPLE HERE 23)) The military hired local contractors to dig up the contaminated soil, have it tested and cleaned. The process could take another two weeks, and even then Air Force officials say they will make periodic visits to the home to make sure everything's okay. And for that, Paulitzky says, they won't need an invitation. Myranda Stephens, News 7, Callaway. ))

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Still ahead on News 7, how Virginians are pitching in to help those devestated by Hurricane Charley.
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Plus police believe they've nabbed the vandals who shot up a number of area neighborhoods.
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[1st-Wx]
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Roanoke County police have charged three people with last month's BB-gun vandalism spree.
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Police say the three are accused of damaging dozens of cars over a two-week period in July. 18 year old Daniel Cronk, 18 year old Derek Shanebrook, and a 17 year old male face multiple charges.
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County officials say there is no evidence at this time tying the three to BB-gun damage at Northside Middle School, which was vandalized in the same time period, but as the investigation continues, more charges are possible.
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A state police drug search turned up something very different in Smyth County this month. Police were using a helicopter to look for pot, but they also found an operational moonshine still with a ready stock of the illegal corn liquor. Police confiscated 20 containers of moonshine along with more than 140 marijuana plants. Investigators say arrests are likely after a Smyth County Grand Jury meets in September.

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The American Red Cross is sending hundreds of volunteers to Florida, including some from Roanoke.
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Sandra Beckner helped out with the recovery efforts from Hurricane Isabel last year.
Leaving the Roanoke airport this afternoon, she said she expects to be in Florida for about three weeks.
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((SANDRA BECKNER/RED CROSS VOLUNTEER: WE'LL OPEN SHELTERS FOR PEOPLE WHO DON'T HAVE A HOME TO GO TO. WE PROVIDE THEM WITH FOOD, CLOTHING IF NECESSARY, MENTAL HEALTH, JUST ABOUT ANYTHING THAT WE'RE ABLE TO HELP WITH.))
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The Red Cross is taking contributions for hurricane relief. The agency says monetary donations are the most efficient and effective way to get help to those who need it.
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A dip in oil prices sent stocks higher. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW jumped 129 points today.
The NASDAQ rose 26.
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[Monty-Superintendent]


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Montgomery County has named a temporary school superintendent.
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Fred Morton is leaving August 27th for a new job in Henrico County. Former teacher and administrator Jim Sellers will take the reins until the school board finds a permanent replacement.

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School board members are still deciding whether to hire a firm to find a new superintendent or to conduct the search themselves.

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Bedford County is another step closer to building its first county-owned park and recreational center.
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The Bedford area recently received a 200-thousand dollar state grant to begin developing a 300-acre section of land near the county nursing home on Falling Creek Road.
That money will be matched by county funds.
The first phase calls for the construction of picnic shelters, walking trails and playgrounds.
Soccer and baseball fields are also in the works.
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((MICHAEL STOKES/BEDFORD CO. PARKS & REC DIRECTOR: AS WE START DEVELOPING THIS PARK SITE, WE'RE GOING TO GET A LOT OF INTEREST FROM A LOT OF PEOPLE, AND HOPEFULLY THAT SUPPORT WILL KIND OF BLOSSOM AND GROW INTO A GREATER NEED THAT'S GOING TO BE SHOWN BY A LOT OF THE RESIDENTS HERE.))
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Stokes says bids for construction will start going out in about two months.
The county also owns three other large pieces of land that it hopes to convert to recreational areas.
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Coming up tonight on News 7 sports - Deion is again talking comeback - Steve Mason is sizing up the UVa quarterbacks,


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and the Franklin County Eagles and Billy Miles take their turn talking the preseason talk in our Friday Football Extra previews.
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If you're a Tech ticket holder trying to plan out your weekends in the fall - you now know when two of the Saturday games will kickoff.
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Tech officials say their home opener on September 11th against Western Michigan will start at one o'clock. The game will not be televised. Tech's first ACC home game is the following Saturday - September 18th at Noon against Duke.
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Marquis Hagans is the number one quarterback at UVa right now but the starter September fourth against Temple has yet to be decided. Steve Mason has more.
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((The early favorite was third in the ACC in punt returns and the team's third leading rusher last season. But Marquis Hagans attempted just 28 passes in 2003 at the position Al Groh calls the most crucial on the team. ((:)) Matt Schaub has produced more in a single game than Hagans has in three years in and out of the quarterback role with game highs of 393 yards passing, 41 completions and 58 attempts. Hagans carreer numbers are 361 passing yards, 31 completions and 51 attempts. But that matters very little to his teammates. ((:))
Hagans also thrives on challenges and he is getting one from red shirt freshman Kevin McCabe and Notre Dame transfer Christian Olsen.)) ((:)) ((:)) ((STEVE MASON:))

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Our Friday Football Extra preseason tour takes us to Rocky Mount tonight where Billy Miles and the High Flyin' Eagles are aiming for their third straight outright Western Valley District title.
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Miles has restored a winning attitude to the Mount since he arrived from Salem.
With eleven starters returning, and two post season trips to build on, the Eagles have plenty to be confident about.
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The Eagles success could depend on how well they fill several holes up front and another under center.
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Deion Sanders says he's seriously considering a comeback to the NFL and he may end up on the beltway for the second time in his career.
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Don't worry, it's not going to be with the Redskins. This time the Ravens are his team of choice according to the Baltimore Sun. Sanders who is now 37, last played for the Redskins in 2000. He was contacted about giving football another chance by Ravens' linebacker Ray Lewis - one of his close friends. The Ravens want him to play cornerback in their nickel schemes with five defensive backs.
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More farmers in our area are opening up their business to the public. It's called Agri-tourism and a Wythe County family is the latest in the N-R-V to give it a try. As Rachel DePompa reports, they're hoping all the attention will turn their farm into a zoo.
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((Welcome to Wythe County. Where the deer and the antelope play.
NATS PARROT NOISE 27:19:00
along with the birds... zebra... emu.... and monkeys....
MONKEY SCREAMING 9:48:00

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((TAMMY ARCHER: IT'S NEVER A DULL MOMENT. YOU'VE HEARD PEOPLE TALK ABOUT MY HOUSE IS A ZOO. WE'LL I LIVE IN THE ZOO.))

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She lives on the 45 acre Wythe County Animal Park. Tammy and Jeff Archer's way to share their love for exotic animals with the rest of the region.
NATS: ELK.. 21:24:00 AND CHEWING SOUND...

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((JEFF ARCHER: WE HAD DONE A TRAVELING ZOO FOR YEARS AND IT JUST GOT KIND OF HARD FOR THE ANIMALS. SO WE JUST DECIDED TO DO IT HERE 1:03:00)) [RUNS:08]
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After two years of fencing building they opened the doors to the petting zoo for the first time this month. You'll find common farm animals like goats and sheep.. and then you'll find cody the buffalo and humphrey the camel.

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((RACHEL DEPOMPA: THEY CALL THIS AREA THE OUTBACK. THEY'RE EVENTUALLY GOING TO OPEN IT UP TO HAY RIDES SO PEOPLE CAN SEE EXOTIC ANIMALS. TYPICALLY ONLY FOUND IN AFRICA.)) [RUNS:09]
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((TAMMY: WE WANT TO MAKE LIVING AT THIS. IT'S BEEN A PART TIME THING FOR US FOR SEVERAL YEARS. BUT WE WOULD LIKE FOR THIS TO BE A FULL TIME ADVENTURE FOR US)) [RUNS:07]
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An adventure that at least pays out in little smiles and hearty laughs.
NATS: 16:35:00 LAUGHING.. YEAH.. ISN'T HE PURTY... 16:35:00 TO 41
Rachel DePompa, News 7, Wythe County.))
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The park is open Friday through Sunday. Groups can make appointments during the week. Just call Jeff or Tammy Archer at 276-637-6754 (-------------)