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What looked like a game of bumper cars in Lynchburg landed one man in jail this morning.
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And, family members are pleading for the release of two Americans and A Briton being held hostage in Iraq.



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High pressure brings nice quiet weather to our area for the next several days. I'll have your forecast.

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Stay with us. News 7 at noon, starts right now.

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The morning commute in Lynchburg turns into something more like a demolition derby ... as a hit-and-run suspect damages several cars before being caught by police.
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One man is in custody after an alleged hit-and-run rampage that started in Lynchburg and ended in Amherst County.


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Police say the suspect was first spotted speeding down Fifth Street around 9 a-m.
He collided with at least three cars near the intersection of Fifth and Church Streets before taking off across the river into Madison Heights.
The man ditched his car near the McDonald's on Route 29 Business, but was caught after a short chase by Lynchburg police.
He's been identified as 58-year-old Robert C. Berg Senior.
Police believe Berg is from Tennessee but recently moved to the Lynchburg area.
He's been taken to Lynchburg General Hospital to undergo a psychiatric evaluation.
Charges are pending.
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Another execution deadline approaches for Americans being held hostage in Iraq.
Stacy Case has more on today's developments.
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Authorities in Turkey say a grenade might have caused an explosion last night at a pop concert-- injuring at least 13 people.
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The device blew up under a police car at the open- air event in southern Turkey.
Authorities say they also detonated two other suspicious packages.
Several bombings have occurred in the area in recent weeks.
There's no word yet on who carried out the attack or why.
Militant leftist, Kurdish, and Islamic groups remain active in Turkey.
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Virginians who suffered damage from tornadoes spawned by Hurricane Ivan may consider their situation to be disastrous -- but the government might disagree.
The Washington Post reports the damage from those tornadoes is spread so widely, that officials won't know for a few days whether the state can qualify for federal assistance.
17- tornadoes were confirmed-- but there could have been dozens more.
Meanwhile, the after effects from Ivan are now being felt in the Northeast.
Sharyn Alfonsi reports.
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That was Sharyn Alfonsi reporting from Trenton, New Jersey.
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Coming up next on our newscast,
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police in Alleghany County investigate an apparent murder suicide.
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Police in Alleghany County are investigating what may be a murder-suicide. They believe a man shot and killed his wife before taking his own life. Susan Bahorich has more.
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((The quiet of small town Covington was shattered just after eight o'clock Sunday morning when this neighborhood off of Madison Avenue became a crime scene. Police received a report a man was chasing a woman with a gun at the Stop-In Service Station on the corner of Route 18 and Madison. According to reports, the man- identified as 65-year-old Hubert Dressler, Sr.- chased his 58-year-old wife, Donna- from the gas station, across the street, in front of these homes.
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((J. B. BROUGHMAN, COVINGTON POLICE CHIEF: FOUND TWO-PEOPLE LYING ON THE GROUND- A WOMAN WITH MULTIPLE GUNSHOT WOUNDS AND ONE MAN WITH ONE SHOT THAT HE HAD RECEIVED.))
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Thomas Scott and Ryland Johnson were home when the incident occurred. Combined they have lived in this neighborhood for more than 60-years. They were shocked something like this could happen in their front yards.
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((RYLAND JOHNSON/COVINGTON RESIDENT: THIS IS THE FIRST TIME I'VE EVER SEEN SUCH A TRAGEDY IN MY LIFETIME HAPPEN IN COVINGTON- HAPPEN RIGHT IN FRONT OF MY HOUSE. I HOPE IT'LL BE THE LAST TIME.))
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Both were taken to Alleghany Regional Hospital where Donna Dressler died. Hubert Dressler was then flown to the UVA Medical Center where he died a few hours later.

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A Virginia Tech alumnus wants to steer some people to an upcoming career fair.
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Bill Stinnett is a mechanical engineer with the Ford Company in Dearborn, Michigan. The Vinton native drove a Ford G-T prototype into town yesterday for Tech's *Engineering Expo* later this week. He says the university has become a breeding ground for automotive engineers.
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((BILL STINNETT: THE DEARBORN AREA AND IN PARTICULAR THE AUTO INDUSTRY IN GENERAL IS REALLY EXCITED TO COME DOWN TO VIRGINIA TECH TO RECRUIT. THE MECHANICAL ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT IN PARTICULAR HAS REALLY GOT SOME GREAT EFFORTS GOING ON. I CAME FROM THE MECHANICAL ENGINEERING PROGRAM MYSELF SO I KNOW IT'S A QUALITY PROGRAM. IT KEEPS FORD EXCITED. IT KEEPS FORD INVOLVED.))
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Stinnett helped design the suspension system for the Ford Shelby Cobra. His brother Joe is an electrical engineer for Cummins Incorporated and also earned his degree at Virginia Tech.
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((JOE STINNETT: EVERY TIME WE GET A CHANCE WE GET ON THE PHONE AND THE CONVERSATIONS ARE USUALLY STRICTLY AUTOMOTIVE RELATED AND IT NEVER GETS OLD. IT'S KIND OF AN OBSESSION BETWEEN HIM AND I AND TO DO IT FOR A LIVING IS THAT MUCH BETTER.))
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Both Stinnett men will represent their companies at the Engineering Expo this week. They say it's rewarding to return to their alma mater to recruit fellow Hokies. The 2005 model of the Ford G-T is now in production. The going price is about 200- thousand dollars.
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The competition didn't have a prayer against the H-B-O mini- series "Angels in America."
The drama captured seven Emmy awards last night.
Greg Mills has more from all the winners on T-V's biggest night.
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Coming after the break, Leo will have our detailed forecast.
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Plus singer Brittney Spears surprise everyone with her second marriage in just nine months.
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Britney Spears has tied the knot one more time--
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It's the pop star's second marriage in nine months.
She married dancer Kevin Federline Saturday in a surprise ceremony
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at a private home in Studio City, California.
Media reports say only 20 to 30 people attended the nuptials.
Spears and Federline announced their engagement in June after they began dating early this year.
It's been a busy year for Spears-- in January, she married a childhood friend in Las Vegas.
The marriage was annulled 55- hours later.
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Britney would have been a bit under- dressed for another wedding ceremony over the weekend.
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This one took place in central Illinois.
Hundreds took a trip back in time on Saturday , re- enacting a wedding from 18- 60.
Participants played out the union of Peoria's founding pioneers, David and Louisa Koerner, who settled in the town in the 18- 50's.
Organizers said the re- enactment helped people learn about their ancestors, as well as themselves.
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The wedding featured music, dancing and authentic costumes.
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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was DOWN 53 points. The NASDAQ has gained six points.

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Coming up after the break, it's a wild ride for many NASCAR contenders in New Hampshire.
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And Coach Joe Gibbs can't keep the Redskins from giving away the ball -- or the game on Sunday.
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The Sylvania 300 in New Hampshire was the opening race of the 10 round chase for the championship yesterday -- and it was topsy turvy for most of the contenders.
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Greg Biffle and Robby Gordon are not in the hunt, but could impact the championship outcome.
Biffle spun Gordon, and apparently Robby didn't appreciate it.
Because just a few laps later, he returns the favor.
But in the process, he takes out the cars of Jeremy Mayfield and Tony Stewart, who both finished well back in the field.
Gordon was penalized two laps for rough driving.
Kurt Busch took four tires on his final pit stop to build on an already huge lead.
He took the checkered flag over Matt Kenseth and Dale Earnhardt, Jr. to complete the New Hampshire sweep, and tie Junior for the points lead.
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The Washington Redskins came back to earth in week 2 of the NFL season, as the Giants snapped a nine game losing streak that dated back to last season.
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Things started well enough for the Skins.
Mark Brunell rolls out and hits Chris Cooley for the touchdown, and it was 7-nothing just a couple minutes in.
But Joe Gibbs watched his team commit seven turnovers in this one.
Clinton Portis coughs up the ball, and Barrett Green takes it to the endzone for the Giants.
It was 20 to 7 at halftime.
Brunell left with a hamstring injury, but Patrick Ramsey didn't fare much better, throwing three interceptions.


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The Falcons are two and oh. Michael Vick completed 14 of 19 passes for 179 yards and a touchdown against the Rams.
Vick also got things done with his feet scrambling for 109 yards, and finishing with a flip.
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Atlanta knocked off Saint Louis 34-17.
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After three games and back to back wins, it's still hard to gauge the Hokies improvement this season. But one thing's for certain - with N.C. State and West Virginia on the horizon, Tech needs to get better in a hurry.
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Virginia remained in the 12th spot in the AP college football poll after blowing out another opponent. What impressed Al Groh the most about the 51-nothing win over Akron was not so much the margin, but the mental focus the team.
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An executive says C-B-S will say it can't prove that the documents it relied on for a ``60 Minutes'' story about President Bush's National Guard service were authentic.
The network is admitting it can't vouch for the authenticity of the documents. It says it was wrong to go on the air with a story it couldn't substantiate.[Quickcast]
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