A man wanted for questioning in a Lynchburg shooting has turned himself into authorities.
and, a police chase ends in an accident, injuring a Roanoke County officer.
Mainly cloudy with a few spotty showers this afternoon and also a light breeze. The wind will increase over the next 24 hours. I'll have your forecast.
Stay with us. News 7 at noon, starts right now.
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A man wanted in connection with a shooting in Lynchburg has surrendered to police.
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Police wanted to talk to 27 year old Desaun StevenJohnson about the wounding of a cab driver Sunday Morning.
Johnson turned himself into Lynchburg police about seven this morning.
He is being held without bond at the Blue Ridge Regional Jail.
The cab driver-- 51 year old James Marshall Crawford-- was shot twice as he ran from his vehicle at the intersection of Fifteenth and Grace Streets.
Police say his injuries are not life-threatening.
A Roanoke County police officer was injured when his car ran off the road during a chase last night.
Authorities say officer J. R. Moore was chasing a black Ford Mustang headed toward Salem on Thompson Memorial Drive.
Just before 11, the Mustang turned to get on Interstate 81.
Officer Moore lost control of his cruiser as he tried to follow.
The police car ran down an embankment.
Moore was taken to an area hospital, though police wouldn't comment on his injuries.
The Mustang got away.
Supervisors Chairman Richard Flora is hailing a successful year in Roanoke County.
And today, he reassured the business community that the county remains pro- growth and development.
Flora delivered his state of the county address at a breakfast sponsored by the Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce.
He detailed new examples of regional cooperation, economic development by new and existing businesses, and the effort to balance residential and industrial growth.
He told members of the chamber that the county does not want to stop development.
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((WE WANT TO FOSTER DEVELOPMENT, BUT WE WANT TO FOSTER IT IN SUCH A FASHION THAT IT DOESN'T HAVE AN ADVERSE IMPACT ON THE COUNTY AND ITS CITIZENS.))
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[OUT Q=and its citizens.]
For the first time, the State of the County address also included comments from the Chairman of the Roanoke County School Board, Jerry Canada.
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Meanwhile the jail Roanoke County is considering building in the Dixie Caverns is running into some opposition.
Nearby residents say the project is being shoved down their throats and at least one county leader agrees.
Justin McLeod reports.
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[SUPER=01-Cindy Layman/Opposes Jail; 1:21]
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((((NAT SOUND OF WOMAN AT 23:58 SAYING "I WANT TO KNOW WHERE ELMER HODGE LIVES AND I WANT TO MOVE THE JAIL AND THE INDUSTRIAL PARK TO HIS NEIGHBORHOOD."))
The people you see this room are angry and they say you would be too if someone wanted to build a jail in your backyard.
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((RUTH ASHWORTH/ROANOKE CO. RESIDENT: YES, I WAS ANGRY AND I'VE KINDA GOTTEN OVER THAT NOW NOW I AM DISAPPOINTED AND A LITTLE FREIGHTENED BY WHAT I HEAR.))
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She's freightened over Roanoke County's plans to build a regional jail near Dixie Caverns.
The county looked at a dozen sites, before selecting two parcels located close together near West River Road.
Nearby residents dont want it in their neighborhood but say it's more than that.
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((J.C. WHITLOCK JR./ROANOKE COUNTY RESIDENT: I THINK THE COUNTY HAS RAILROADED US. THIS HAS BEEN DONE UNDERHANDED. THEY ARE GOING TOO FAST WITH THIS.))
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That's because residents only found about the plan last week and the county may vote on the sites next week.
The Supervisor who represents that area agrees the process is moving too fast.
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((BUTCH CHURCH/BOARD OF SUPERVISOR: THEY'RE ASKING ME QUESTIONS THAT THIS BOARD MEMBER DIDN'T EVEN KNOW AND WHAT DOES THAT TELL YOU AND I AM SUPPOSED TO REPRESENT THE COUNTY AND I AM GETTING INFORMATION THAT PEOPLE ON THE STREET HAVE KNOWN FOR SIX WEEKS, THAT BOTHERS THE HECK OUT OF ME.))
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The county is holding a community meeting Tuesday night to answer questions.
Monday night, about a 100 opponents gathered to discuss how to fight the project.
The consensus? Delay the vote.
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((CINDY LAYMAN/ROANOKE CO. RESIDENT: NOBODY WANTS IT IN THEIR BACKYARD, I KNOW WE DON'T BUT THE MAIN THING IS THAT THEY NEED TO SLOW DOWN AND LET'S STOP AND LOOK AT THIS SERIOUSLY.))
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[IN Q=The community]
((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: THE COMMUNITY MEETING IS SCHEDULED FOR TONIGHT AT THE SALEM CIVIC CENTER, BEGINNING AT SIX O'CLOCK. THE COUNTY IS THEN SCHEDULED TO VOTE ON THE PROPOSED SITES AT ITS DECEMBER 7TH MEETING. JUSTIN McLEOD, NEWS 7.))))
A head-on collision is blocking both lanes of Route 460 westbound in Lynchburg.
The accident near the Campbell Avenue/Route 501 exit sent two people to the hospital.
No word on their injuries.
Police say one car was heading in the wrong direction on Route 460 when it crashed into a second car.
Media reports say the death toll has climbed to 31 following a plane crash in a tourist town in Indonesia.
Airport officials say the flight took off from Jakarta and
crashed while landing in Solo.
They say it it skidded off the runway, broke in two and ended up in a cemetery next to the airport.
The plane was carrying 153 passengers and crew.
In Colorado, officials hope a cockpit voice recorder can tell them why a small plane carrying N-B-C's Dick Ebersol crashed on Sunday. His teenaged son, Teddy was one of the three people who died.
Jerry Bowen reports.
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LATE YESTERDAY, INVESTIGATORS RECOVERED THE BODY OF THE 14 YEAR OLD SON OF NBC SPORTS EXECUTIVE DICK EBERSOL AFTER THE JET CRASH THAT KILLED TWO CREWMAN AND INJURED THREE OTHERS INCLUDING EBERSOL AND HIS 21 YEAR OLD SON CHARLIE.
INVESTIGATORS SAY IT WAS CHARLIE WHO SAVED HIS FATHER FROM THE BURNING AIRCRAFT:
(SOT:/MARK YOUNG/MONTROSE COUNTY CORONER/APPROX 171642)
CHARLIE WENT BACK, THE 21 YEAR OLD WENT BACK AND PULLED HIS FATHER OUT OF THE AIRPLANE."
AND IN THE FRANTIC AFTERMATH HE TOLD RESCUER DOUGLAS PERCIVAL HIS YOUNGER BROTHER TEDDY WAS STILL TRAPPED INSIDE:
(SOT/DOUG PERCIVAL /EYEWITNESS 4548) THE KID NAMED CHARLIE. HE WAS WAS STANDING ON THE HILL YELLING FOR HELP . AND I GO
T UP HERE AND HE WAS YELLING AT ME TO HELP HYIS BROTHER, MY 14-YEAR-OLD BROTHER'S IN THE PLANE. (:08)
IT WAS NOT UNTIL INVESTIGATORS USED HEAVY EQUIPMENT TO REMOVE THE WRECKAGE THAT THE TEENAGERS BODY WAS FOUND:
(SOT:/MARK YOUNG/MONTROSE COUNTY CORONER)
"HE WAS EJECTED AND THE AIRCRAFT LANDED ON TOP OF HIM. HE WAS KILLED INSTANTLY I WILL SAY THAT. HE DIDNT' LAY THERE AND SUFFER. HE WAS KILLED INSTANTLY."
THE JET HAD ARRIVED FROM CALIFORNIA SUNDAY MORNING TO DROP OFF EBERSOL'S WIFE....ACTRESS SUSAN ST. JAMES...WHO WAS GOING TO THE FAMILY'S NEARBY TELLURIDE VACATION HOME.
THE JET WAS STARTING ITS TAKE-OFF TO CONTINUE THE TRIP BACK EAST WHEN IT CRASHED IN WHITE-OUT CONDITIONS.
ICING ON THE WINGS IS ONE OF SEVERAL POSSIBLE CAUSES BEING INVESTIGATED.
BUT LIKE MOST SMALL JETS, THERE WAS NO BLACK BOX, NO FLIGHT DATA RECORDER ON BOARD.. BUT THERE WAS A VOICE RECORDER -- AND IT MAY HELP ANSWER SOME QUESTIONS. JERRY BOWEN CBS NEWS LOS ANGELES
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Still to come on the newscast, after a long delay, the jury in the Scott Peterson case begins to discuss the death penalty.
Plus the man accused of killing several hunters makes his first appearance in court.
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The man who stands accused of killing six deer hunters in a small
Wisconsin community faced a judge today.
It's a case that has emotions running high.
In fact, law enforcement officials said they couldn't guarantee Chai Vang's security if he was moved between jail and the court house.
Drew Levinson reports.
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LOCATOR: SAWYER COUNTY, WI
(VIDEO OF VANG WALKING IN NATSOUND OVER B-ROLL)
"This case, the state of Wisconsin versus Chai Sewr Vang"
ONE BY ONE--A WISCONSIN JUDGE CITED THE SIX MURDER--AND TWO ATTEMPTED
MURDER CHARGES AGAINST CHAI VANG.
(nats..judge - "do you understand what you've been charged with and
what the penalty could be mr. vang? vang: yes.")
EXCEPT FOR ONE WORD ANSWERS TO THE JUDGE'S QUESTIONS--THE HMONG
IMMIGRANT SAT SILENT--SHACKLED AND HANDCUFFED.
VANG IS ACCUSED OF KILLING SIX DEER HUNTERS AND WOUNDING TWO OTHERS IN
THE WOODS OF WISCONSIN LAST WEEK.
WITNESSES SAY VANG SHOT HIS VICTIMS AFTER HE WAS CAUGHT TRESPASSING.
VANG CLAIMS IT WAS SELF DEFENSE.
SOT - PEG LAUTENSCHLAGER/WISCONSIN ATTORNEY GENERAL "There are versions
of the story which are intermeshed, one which has come from the words of
the defendant and the others which have come from the witnesses, those
who survived the incident."
THE TWO SURVIVING HUNTERS TOLD INVESTIGATORS VANG FIRED THE FIRST SHOT
AFTER HE WAS CAUGHT ON THE VICTIM'S LAND. BUT VANG SAYS THE HUNTERS
SURROUNDED HIM, TAUNTED HIM WITH RACIAL SLURS...THEN FIRED AT HIM.
SOT - STEVEN KOHN/ATTORNEY FOR VANG "We understand that the focus of
this case, especially at this time, is with the great tragedy that
ocurred in the northwoods of wisconsin."
IN THE RURAL TOWN OF RICE LAKE THIS PAST WEEKEND, FAMILY AND FRIENDS
SAID A TEARFUL GOODBYE TO THE VICTIMS.
(nats..vang walks out of court)
WITH BOTH SIDES POINTING FINGERS AT THE OTHER AND PASSIONS RUNNING
HIGH-- FOR SAFETY REASONS, THE JUDGE ORDERED THE HEARING HELD INSIDE THE
BASEMENT OF THE JAIL.
THE LOCAL SHERIFF SAID WITHOUT A MASSIVE EFFORT HE COULDN'T SECURE THE
VANG REMAINS IN CUSTODY ON TWO AND A HALF MILLION DOLLARS BAIL--HE'LL BE
BACK IN COURT AT THE END OF DECEMBER.
DREW LEVINSON, CBS NEWS.
Today the jury begins making its life or death decision in the penalty phase of Scott Peterson's murder trial.
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Peterson was convicted earlier this month of killing his wife Laci and unborn child.
Jurors will begin hearing testimony on whether he should get a life sentence or the death penalty.
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[IN Q=So, this will be]
((TREND COPELAND/CBS NEWS LEGAL ANALYST:SO THIS WILL BE INCREDIBLY EMOTIONAL TESTIMONY. IT WILL COME FROM THE HEART OF THESE VICTIMS, IT WILL BE EMOTIONAL, HEARTFELT, AND I THINK IT WILL REALLY TOUCH THE RAW EMOTIONS OF THIS JURY.
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[OUT Q=emotions of this jury.]
Legal experts agree Peterson won't take the stand because that
could jeopardize his appeals that claim he's innocent.
Yesterday, the California Supreme Court rejected a request from
Peterson's attorneys that a new jury be chosen for the sentencing phase.
President Bush travels north of the border.
It's the first official visit to Canada by a U- S President in ten years.
Jennifer Miller has the latest.
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[OUT Q=Miller, CBS News, Washington.]
PRESIDENT BUSH IS HOPING TO AVOID A CHILLY RECEPTION ON HIS FIRST
OFFICIAL VISIT TO CANADA.
IN RECENT YEARS, TRADE DISPUTES AND THE WAR IN IRAQ HAVE SOURED THE
FRIENDSHIP. CANADIANS ARE UPSET THE U-S -- IT'S BIGGEST BEEF CONSUMER
-- BANNED LIVE CANADIAN CATTLE AFTER MAD COW DISEASE WAS DISCOVERED IN
ALBERTA....COSTING THAT INDUSTRY BILLIONS. THE TWO NATIONS ...IN THE
WORLD'S LARGEST TRADING PARTNERSHIP...ARE ALSO FIGHTING OVER U.S.
TARIFFS ON LUMBER...ANOTHER MULTI BILLION DOLLAR TAB...FOR CANADA.
IRAQ IS ANOTHER MAJOR ISSUE...CANADA REFUSED TO SEND TROOPS... ADECISION MOST IN THE COUNTRY SUPPORTED.
(Herbie Desmond, Protester)
SOT we are not in favor of bush we are not in favor of u-s government
BUT PRIME MINISTER PAUL MARTIN, ELECTED LAST YEAR, IS CONSIDERED MORE
PRO-AMERICAN THAN HIS PREDECESSOR. HE AND MISTER BUSH ARE EXPECTED TO
TALK ABOUT THEIR DISPUTES, BUT FOCUS ON CREATING GOOD WILL BETWEEN THE
(Pierre Pettigrew, Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister)
SOT there is not one aspect of lives of Canadians that is not effected
by solid partnership with u-s
EVEN SO...THE PRESIDENT IS EXPECTED TO GET AN EARFUL ....FROM SOME ANGRY
CANADIANS ...WHO SAY THEY'LL TAKE TO THE STREETS TO - PROTEST U-S POLICY.
AND IN A BREAK WITH TRADITION, PRESIDENT BUSH WILL FORGO THE CUSTOMARY
SPEECH AT THE HOUSE OF COMMONS ... WHERE A SOMETIMES RAUCOUS PARLIAMENT
IS KNOWN TO HECKLE SPEAKERS. JENNIFER MILLER, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.
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Do you know which, firm's 70 thousand workers only work four months a year? If you do, you know more than a Jeopardy champion who reportedly loses tonight.
Plus Tokyo was safe yesterday. That's because Godzilla was getting the celebrity treatment in Hollywood. We'll tell you why after the break.
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50- years after he first lumbered from the sea to breathe fire and thrill moviegoers, Japan's most famous monster has earned a permament spot in film history.
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Yesterday, Godzilla was honored with his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Accepting the honor on behalf of the self- proclaimed "King of the Monsters" was the Japanese actor who plays Godzilla on screen.
The actor donned the rubber suit he wears in his latest picture, "Godzilla Final Wars," which opens December fourth in Japan.
A contestant on a T-Vgame show will be in Jeopardy tonight, but he apparently will not be tomorrow.
Ken Jennings' incredible winning streak on "Jeopardy" comes to an end tonight.
Reports are circulating that the 30-year-old software engineer from Salt Lake City would lose after 74 wins -- and earnings of two and a-half million dollars.
The Washington Post reports an audio clip popped up on the Internet that seemed to include the sound of Jennings losing TONIGHT..
Jennings was leading, going into Final Jeopardy.
But, according to the audio clip, he didn't know the correct answer to a question in the category of Business and Industry.
Let's see if Leo knows it: ``Most of this firm's 70-thousand seasonal white-collar employees work only four months a year.''
On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was DOWN five POINTS. The NASDAQ has lost one point.
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Coming up in Sports, the Cleveland Browns head coach resigns after another losing season.
Plus Brett Favre's 200th straight start ends with another win for Green Bay -- and more records broken by the signal caller.
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The Cleveland Browns say coach Butch Davis has resigned.
The news comes two days after the Browns lost their fifth straight game -- a 58 to 48 defeat by the Cincinnati Bengals.
The team has been to the playoffs just once in Davis' four years as head coach.
He has a 24 and 35 record, and the Browns are currently in last place in the A-F-C North.
Last week, Browns president John Collins said the 52 year old Davis would remain coach for the remainder of the year unless he resigned.
While Davis's resignation was not a surprise, a move made by another team WAS.
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The Chicago Bears have signed quarterback Jeff George to a one-year deal, and will use him to back up Chad Hutchin
son Sunday against Minnesota.
George hasn't played a down in the N-F-L since 2001.
Although he was the first player taken in the 1990 draft, he has a losing record as a starter.
George has played for six teams, including the Redskins, but never lasted more than four seasons with any of them.
Brett Favre was a winner in his 200th consecutive N-F-L start, leading the Green Bay Packers to a
45-to-17 blowout over the St. Louis Rams.
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Favre topped 20 touchdown passes for the eleventh straight season, breaking a tie with Dan Marino on a seven-yard scoring
strike to Bubba Franks in the second quarter.
Favre later tossed touchdown passes to Javon Walker and Donald Driver, and finished 18-of-27 for 215 yards.
The Packers' are now 7-and-4, and tied with Minnesota for first place in the N-F-C North.
The Roanoke Dazzle has picked one of its stars from last season.
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Forward Terrence Shannon, who was in training camp with the Detroit Pistons, returns to Roanoke, where he was an honorable mention All Star N-B-DL selection in each of the last two seasons.
To make room for him, the Dazzle cut George Williams.
The Hokies have defied the odds and the so-called experts this season, but they are finally earning some respect.
This week's ACC player of the week awards offer proof.
Josh Hyman is the rookie of the week, Vinnie Burns the special teams player of the week, and Bryan Randall the ACC offensive back of the week.
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In keeping with that underdog theme this season, Miami is favored by 6 points.
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