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Investigators are in the woods of Patrick County, searching for clues in yesterday's fatal plane crash that killed 10 members of Hendrick Motorsports.
We'll have a live update.
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And, Iraqi insurgents could be using a goverment weapons site as their own personal arsenal.
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The clouds and fog will continue to diminish as we head through the afternoon. I'll have your improving forecast.
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Stay with us. News 7 at noon, starts right now.
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The N-T-S-B is on the scene of a deadly plane crash which killed ten people-- including several members of the Hendrick racing family.
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Investigators say it could be a while before they can determine what caused the plane to go down in Patrick County.
[TAKE MAP FULL] The flight was heading to Martinsville for yesterday's race when it struck a moutain near Stuart.
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Susan Bahorich is at the foot of Bull Mountain---where crews have set up a command post.

Susan what is the latest?
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The plane was owned by Hendrick Motorsports, one of the biggest names in NASCAR. Reports indicate team owner Rick Hendrick was NOT on the plane,
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[Take Victims List FS] but his brother, team president John Hendrick, Rick's son Ricky Hendrick and engine builder Randy Dorton were among the 10 people killed.
John 's twin daughters, Kimberly and Jennifer Hendrick, Scott Lathram, Joe Jackson, Jeff Turner and pilots Dick Tracey and Liz Morrison, are also listed as victims.

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A U- S soldier is dead after a roadside bombing in Iraq.
The military says two separate attacks on a U-S convoy and a patrol occurred earlier today in northern and western Baghdad.
And now there's word that rebel forces are making bombs out of explosives looted from a government weapons site.
We caution you-- some of the video in this story is graphic.
Kimberly Dozier reports.
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The Second Harvest Food bank helps people year round. Now it needs your help.
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Demand is up from recent disasters along the east coast including the rash of hurricanes and flooding.
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((WE DISTRIBUTED OVER ALMOST A MILLION POUNDS MORE THAN WE DID LAST YEAR JULY THROUGH SEPTEMBER SO THE NEED HAS INCREASED DRASTICALLY. WE'RE JUST TRYING TO KEEP UP WITH THE DEMAND.))
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The food bank distributes food to over 300 organizations all year- including homeless shelters and non profit daycare centers.
Always in need: canned meats, peanut butter, cereal and diapers.
The food bank is getting ready to move- It's leaving the
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Shenandoah Avenue location for a new home on Electric Road in Salem.
We will have more on the move coming up on News 7 at Five and Six.
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Gas prices continue setting record high prices. Coming up later we'll find out who's shelling out the most money.
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And a customer pumping gas has a lot more to be mad about than the price of fuel when a hit and run accident almost kills his family.
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The United States Supreme Court has just announced the Chief Justice William Rehnquist is being treated for Thyroid Cancer. In a statement, the court says Rehnquist spent the weekend at Bethesda Naval Hospital outside Washington, and underwent a tracheotomy on Saturday.

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Another round of sticker shock at the gas pumps--
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The latest Lundberg Survey shows gas prices jumped five cents a gallon over the past two weeks.
The national average for a gallon of gas is now two dollars and seven cents.
San Diego again leads the nation in high prices -- the average for a gallon of gas is 2- 45.
The best deal can be found in Tulsa, Oklahoma -- the average there is a buck- 83.
Analysts say crude oil prices are expected to drop-- the question is, when?
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Meanwhile, there was an incident far scarier than sticker shock at a gas station in Ohio.
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Surveillance video captured the ordeal--
Raymond Nichols was filling up, when a vehicle crashed into the gas pump next to him and exploded-- trapping his family in their car.
Nichols managed to pull his wife and two children out unharmed.
Yesterday, police made an arrest.
Among other charges, Angela Garcia was charged with failure to control her vehicle and leaving the scene of an accident.
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This November -- voters throughout the Roanoke Valley will be TOUCHING computer screens rather than pulling on levers to cast their vote.
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Controversy has surrounded the new method. One major criticism is the missing paper trail. Roanoke county has an answer for that.
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((DIANE HENSON:WELL OUR MACHINES THAT WE BOUGHT FROM ADVANCED VOTING SOLUTIONS DOES HAVE A PAPER TRAIL BUT THE PEOPLE JUST DO NOT SEE IT. IT'S STORED IN TWO PLACES******(Fill in with a Cutaway)****** AND AT THE END OF THE DAY WHEN POLLS ARE CLOSED WE CAN HIT A BUTTON AND TELL IT TO PRINT FROM ONE OR BOTH OF THOSE PLACES AND IT GIVES US EACH BALLOT IN A RANDOM ORDER.))
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Other aspects of the American lifestyle have moved away from paper and adopted the computer chip-- Henson believes voting will be no different.
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((DIANE HENSON:THEY DO THEIR BANKING ONLINE, THEY GO TO ATM THEY TRUST THAT. SO IF THEY TRUST THEIR MONEY I WOULD THINK THEY WOULD TRUST THEIR VOTE.))
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The new system also provides more advantages to the disabled.
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The group that is battling a liquor license for a Vinton betting parlor, says the real issues are not being heard. Barney Arthur is the director of
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Concerned Christians of the Valley The group learned Thursday its opposition to an ABC license for Colonial Down's has delayed the process -- and a hearing will be held November 3rd. Arthur tells News 7, the group is upset because it will not be able to present evidence and the hearing isn't addressing the issues.
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((BARNEY ARTHUR, CONCERNED CHRISTIANS OF THE VALLEY: WHEN THE REFERENDUM WAS VOTED ON IN THE TOWN OF VINTON, THE ONLY THING THEY VOTED ON IS WHETHER THE RACING COMMISSION COULD LICENSE OTB IN VINTON. IT HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH THE SALE OF ALCOHOLL AT THIS ESTABLISHMENT OR ANYTHING...))
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According to documents, the November hearing will focus on the licensing request for beer, wine and mixed drinks. Arthur says the ABC board "does not have the legal grounds to issue the license" to the off-track betting site.
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Colonial Downs serves alcohol at its other satellite parlors and officials are confident Vinton will be no exception.[

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Whoever said the bigger they are, the harder they fall apparently didn't see what happened to a tiny Russian ice skater Saturday.
Reporter Sonny Abatta (a-batt-ah) explains.
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his to happen. DR. LARRY JONES PERFORMED AN X-RAY ON TATIANA'S NECK AND A C-T SCAN OF HER HEAD. HE SAID RESULTS FROM ALL THE TESTS CAME BACK NORMAL...AND DIAGNOSED HER WITH A CONCUSSION. BRUISES AROUND HER RIGHT EYE ARE THE ONLY EVIDENCE OF THE NASTY FALL. A HEALTHIER-LOOKING TATIANA LEFT A PITTSBURGH HOTEL -- TO HEAD BACK TO CHICAGO -- FOR ANOTHER MEDICAL EVALUATION...AND SOME MORE REST. ...BUT NOT BEFORE A CONFIDENT WORD OF HER RETURN. Do you see yourself getting back to elite competitions looking toward the olympics? Of course, what do you think, ))
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Coming up after the break, a woman recovers from a head injury after a teenager crashes a car into her house.
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And one of the newest teen idols gets embarrased on live t.v. when she's caught lip syncing.
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A 17- year- old said he was just trying to blow off steam after a fight with his girlfriend.
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In the process, the teenager sped down a hill in a Spokane neighborhood yesterday, and crashed into a family's home.

One woman was injured-- she suffered a concussion when the boy drove into her house.
This isn't the first accident to happen in the area.
A Spokane teen was killed last year after slamming into a pole near the base of a hill in the same neighborhood.


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Saturday Night Live wasn't as live as you were led to believe this weekend.
Singer Ashlee Simpson was apparently caught lip-synching.
She was supposed to perform two of her songs on the show.
The first one went fine, but when she tried to do the second song, the first one played again.
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And even though her lips weren't moving and her microphone was by her side, Simpson could be heard singing over the speakers.
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The 20 year old singer attempted to recover by dancing, but she eventually walked off the stage, and N-B-C cut to a commercial.
Simpson blamed her band at the end of the show.
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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was DOWN 29 points. The NASDAQ has lost seven.

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The Nextel Cup chase gets closer to the end, despite NASCAR's loss in yesterday's plane crash. Coming up in Sports we'll find out how the point standings look.
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And Boston is at least making it look like the "Curse of the Bambino is lifted -- going two games to nothing in the World Series.
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As we told you earlier, ten people associated with Hendrick Motorsports were killed yesterday in a plane headed to Martinsville.
The team's first win came in Martinsville with Geoffrey Bodine behind the wheel 20 years ago this past spring.
Ironically, a Hendrick car went to victory lane in yesterday afternoon's Subway 500 at the track, as Jimmie Johnson took the checkered flag for his first career short- track victory.
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Johnson was unaware of the plane crash and its circumstances prior to the event, and didn't learn about it until the race was over.
17 cautions slowed the action.
Ricky Rudd went on a spin, thanks to Jeff Green.
Then later, Rudd is on the other end, moving Robby Gordon up and out of the way.
Dale Earnhardt, Jr. had a miserable afternoon.
Junior had all kinds of problems, and was never a factor, finishing 33rd.
Kurt Busch expanded his points lead to 96 over Jeff Gordon with a 5th place effort.
But it was Johnson who held off Jamie McMurray, Ryan Newman, and Rusty Wallace for the win.
Johnson did not do any post- race interviews, and the victory lane ceremony was cancelled in light of the day's events.
All four Hendrick drivers went right to the Nascar trailer after the race.
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The Boston Red Sox are at least making it LOOK like the "Curse of the Bambino" is lifted.
The team grabbed a 2-to-0 lead in the World Series.
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Jason Varitek opens the scoring for Boston in the first with a two-run triple off St. Louis starter Matt Morris. St. Louis gets on the board in the fourth.
Boston third baseman Bill Mueller (MIHL'-er) boots a grounder by Reggie Sanders, scoring Albert Pujols (POO-holss).
Mueller (MIHL'-er) had three of Boston's four errors in the game. But the Red Sox bats make up for it.
Bottom of the fourth, Mark Bellhorn's two- run double makes it 4-1. Two innings later, Orlando Cabrera drives a long single off the green monster.
That makes it 6-1. The final was 6-2.
Curt Shilling gets the win, again battling a sore ankle. Game three is tomorrow night in Saint Louis.
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Plus this just in Ron Zook has been fired as University of Florida football coach.
A school source tells The Associated Press that Zook will be allowed to finish the season.
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