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A couple is arrested in Shawsville for allegedly making and possessing fire bombs.
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And, a man is arrested in Florida in connection with the abduction of his son in Danville..
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Mostly sunny skies today will allow temperatures to climb into the 60s in some locations as scattered showers return tomorrow. I'll have your forecast.
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Stay with us. News 7 at noon, starts right now.
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Good Afternoon I'm Susan Bahorich, filling in for Kimberly McBroom.
Authorities have apprehended the father of a Danville toddler who went missing for several days last month.
U.S. marshals arrested Lamarcus Jermaine Childress last night in Jacksonville, Florida.
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Childress and his wife are charged with abducting their son from his grandmother's house.
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She's had custody of 2-year-old A'Mario Stevens for about a year.
A'Mario disappeared for four-days last month, until Childress called one morning to say the child was on his grandmother's front porch.
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A Deputy found homemade explosives in Shawsville over the weekend. The Molotov cocktails were discovered in the dumpster of the Budget Inn along route 460 on Sunday.
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[TAKE APRISA FULL] Police arrested 31-year old Erin Roark and 29-year old Cheyenne Taylor and charged them with felony manufacturing and possession of firebombs or explosives. Investigators say the pair were not planning to use the explosives on the motel, but were simply throwing them away.
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Police are still investigating why they allegedly had the bombs in the first place. Taylor has been released and Roark is still held at the Montgomery County jail.

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Ukraine's parliament is paving the way for a new Presidential election later this month.
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Today the parliament approved a compromise package of laws and constitutional changes to overhaul key institutions. The changes are intended to limit fraud in the December 26th revote. U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell says while the process may be lengthy, it's worth it.
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((WE SUPPORT THE SECOND RUN OFF ELECTIONS ON DECEMBER 26TH AS THE BEST WAY TO RESTORE CONFIDENCE IN THE INTEGRITY OF UKRAINE'S POLITICAL INSTITUTIONS. WE THINK UKRAINE'S HIGHEST COURT HAS JUDGED WISELY.))
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The decision comes after three weeks of protest from supporters in downtown Kiev.
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Donald Rumsfeld is in Kuwait- telling solidiers heading to Iraq to ignore criticism of the war . But the secretary of Defense found himself on the defensive - as he faced tough questions from the troops. Aleen Sirgany has more from Washington, D.C.
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IT WAS BILLED AS A MORALE BUILDING MISSION

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BUT IT TURNED INTO SOMETHING ELSE.
SECRETARY OF DEFENSE DONALD RUMSFELD DREW SOME "FRIENDLY FIRE" DURING A QUESTION AND ANSWER SESSION WITH U-S TROOPS IN KUWAIT.

SOT: ARMY SPC. THOMAS WILSON/278TH REGIMENTAL COMBAT TEAM

"WHY DO WE SOLDIERS HAVE TO DIG THROUGH LOCAL LANDFILLS FOR PIECES OF SCRAP METAL AND COMPROMISED BALLISTIC GLASS TO UPARMOUR OUR VEHICLES AND WHY DON'T WE HAVE THOSE RESOURCES READILY AVAILABLE TO US."

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THE SECRETARY HESITATED...THEN ASKED FOR THE QUESTION TO BE REPEATED....AND WHEN THE ANSWER CAME..IT PROBABLY WASN'T WHAT THE TROOPS WANTED TO HEAR.

SOT: DONALD RUMSFELD/SECRETARY OF DEFENSE

"YOU GO TO WAR WITH THE ARMY YOU HAVE AND NOT THE ARMY YOU WANT OR WISH TO HAVE AT A LATER TIME."
THE SECRETARY ALSO SAID THE VEHICLE ARMOR IS NOT A MATTER OF MONEY OR DESIRE, BUT A MATTER OF PRODUCTION... THAT THE ARMY IS ADDING ARMOR TO VEHICLES AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE.

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THIS COMES AT A TIME....WHEN .THE ARMY IS BEEF-UPING SECURITY AHEAD OF THE IRAQI ELECTIONS IN JANUARY. IT'S BEING DONE BY DELAYING THE DEPARTURE OF MANY SOLDIERS.
AND THE MILITARY IS ALSO BRINGING IN ADDITIONAL TROOPS......SOME OF THESE MEN AND WOMEN HAVE ALREADY SPENT LONG TOURS OF DUTY IN IRAQ.

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And Secretary Rumsfeld came under fire again when he was asked if the Army will continue it's policy of preventing some soldiers who are eligible for discharge - from leaving. The defense chief said it's a "sound principle".....but promised the troops it will be used as little as possible. ALEEN SIRGANY, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON))

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An Ohio man faces multiple charges after a police chase that spanned two states. Authorities say the chase started early this morning in Stokes County, North Carolina. They pursued the suspect in a stolen car, across the state line.
Patrick County sheriff's deputies picked up the chase there and continued into Floyd County. The suspect ran over police stop-sticks which deflated some of tires, but he continued and crashed into a state police cruiser. The suspect, 18 year old Bryan S. Payne from Chillicothe (Chill-uh-koth-ee) Ohio, is being held in Floyd County. He faces numerous charges.

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The search continues in Franklin County for a former employee of a local plant who walked into the facility last night carrying a gun.
Authorities say late last night, they found the car they believe the man was driving, in the Cascade area of Pitttsylvania County.
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The incident happened around 7:45 when a man walked into the back of the NewBold plant on Weaver Street.
Employees scattered and some called 9-1-1 on their cell phones.
The town's tactical squad responded and searched the building, but the gunman escaped.
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Police describe the man as a disgruntled former employee.
They have investigated at least one possible sighting, but at last report they had not caught him.
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Coming up after the break... Roanoke County agrees to slow down the process of picking a spot for a new jail.
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And they already face punishment from the N-B-A, now several players -- and even some fans, face prosecution from last month's basketball brawl.
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A decision to build a new jail in Roanoke County has been removed from the fast track.
Last night, Roanoke County Supervisors agreed to slow down plans to build the facility in the Dixie Caverns area.
Justin McLeod has more.
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Opponents of a Regional jail showed up in large numbers Tuesday night to tell the county exactly how they feel.
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But county leaders say a serious overcrowding problem at the jail needs to be addressed right away.
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So the county wants to build a new 600 bed facility near Dixie Caverns.
The county has selected two sites close together near West River Road.
Nearby residents are angry they only learned about the sites two weeks ago.
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The county argues it must move quickly to meet a March deadline for state funding or wait another two years.
Some residents are sympathetic to the county's dilemma but only so much.
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The county will spend the next month looking at additional sites for the jail.
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((RICHARD FLORA/BOARD OF SUPERVISORS CHAIRMAN: I THINK WE NEED TO HAVE ENOUGH TIME TO MAKE SURE WHENEVER PICK A SITE WHEREVER IT IS, IT IS THE BEST SITE FOR ROANOKE COUNTY.)) [RUns07]
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Despite the delay, Roanoke County still hopes to meet that March first deadline. Justin McLeod, News 7.))

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They've already been suspended by the NBA -- and now legal trouble could be in store for some Indiana Pacers.
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A Michigan prosecutor is reportedly set to file charges today against five Pacers and five Detroit Pistons fans after last month's brawl. The reports say all the charges will be for misdemeanor assault and battery -- except for one felony assault charge against a fan accused of throwing a chair. One sports marketing executive says even though this was only one incident, the fallout affects the entire game.
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((ROBERT TUCHMAN/TSE SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT PRESIDENT: CERTAIN FANS LIKE THAT TOUGHNESS BUT A LOT TIMES WHEN YOU ARE LOOKING AT AN OVERALL LEAGUE. THE LEAGUE DOES NOT WANT THAT IMAGE. THEY WANT TO BE ABLE TO GET ALONG WITH THEIR FANS. ))


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Pacers Jermaine O'Neal, Ron Artest, David Harrison, Stephen Jackson and Anthony Johnson are all expected to be charged. All except Harrison were suspended by the league.
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On the seventh day of testimony --Scott Peterson's defense will rest in the trial's sentencing phase. But not before one, final testimonial for the convicted killer -- this one from Peterson's mother.
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She'll testify on her son behalf in hopes of saving him from the death penalty. But, the judge in the case says jurors won't be allowed to consider sympathy for Peterson's family when debating the penalty. More defense testimony is scheduled for this afternoon in the penalty phase, and deliberations could begin tomorrow.
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Coming up next on the newscast..., we'll have some holiday decorating advice from ornament designer Christopher Radko (rad-co). [MUSIC UP FULL]
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The holiday season is in full swing and in addition to all the holiday shopping, many people are making an extra effort to make their homes look special.
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We asked Christmas ornament designer Christopher Radko to join us with some advice. Since 1986, he has designed some of the best selling ornaments on the market.
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Christopher, before we even get to the ornaments, what's the best way to make sure your tree will last through the holidays?

Next up when it comes to the lights, our producer says he argues with his wife every year over white lights versus colored lights. What will be on your tree this year?

Speaking of color, traditionally you see plenty of red, gold and green at Christmas. Is that likely to change?
Getting away from the tree, do you have any advice for sprucing up the rest of the house?

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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was UP 50 points. The NASDAQ has gained nine points.

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Coming up after the break, Virginia is well represented this year on the A-C-C All Star team.
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Plus we'll see if Bryan Randall can take the top stop as the best quarterback in the conference.
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Bryan Randall will be the first-team quarterback for the all A-C-C football team this year.
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He completed 149-of-268 passes for just under 2000-yards this season along with a career-high 19 touchdowns. Randall also rushed for 466-yards and three scores. He is Tech's all-time leader in consecutive starts by a quarterback, total offense and passing yards. Plus, he is a class act. Not once last year when Marcus Vick forced him to the sideline did he ever complain about anything.
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The senior from Williamsburg is a finalist for the Dudley Award, which will be announced tonight, and one of the frontrunners for the ACC Offensive Player of the Year, which will be released at the end of the week. He also is in New York tonight picking up an 18-thousand dollar post graduate scholarship from the National Football Foundation and College hall of fame.
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His older brother, Brandon played basketball at Hampden-Sydney where he was a Rhodes Scholar finalist.
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He is joined on the first team by linebacker Darryl Tapp, a junior from Chesapeake. He was the leading vote-getter among defensive linemen in the league. Also on the first team from the Hokies is place kicker Brandon Pace. He was 21-for-26 on field goals and his 105 points leave him three-away from a new school single-season mark for kickers. The final first team selection from Tech is cornerback Jimmy Williams - who has four interception this season including one he returned for a TD.
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Jim Davis, Jeff King and Jon Dunn earned second team honors. Four Hokies - Vinny Fuller, Jimmy Martin, Will Montgomery and Jonathan Lewis were honorable mention picks.

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Five players from the University of Virginia are on the A-C-C first team.
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Leading the way is senior offensive guard Elton Brown who is also a recipient of the Jacobs blocking trophy, which goes to the conference's best blocker.
Alvin Pearman was named first team at running back. The senior rushed for 1,024 yards and nine TD's. He also averaged 167 all purpose yards a game.
Heath Miller was selected first team all ACC at tight end. Miller hauled in 5 TD passes for 475 yards this season. Linebacker Ahmad Brooks was named first team all conference as well. He led the Wahoos in tackles with 85 and had 6.5 sacks.
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D'Brickashaw Ferguson was also named first team all ACC. Darryl Blackstock and Zac Yarbrough were second team selections while Andrew Hoffman was honorable mention.

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