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Were two police officers justified shooting a man? The results of an investigation are out.
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[VO-NAT]


The call went out yesterday from local charities.. Did the community answer?
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[Sports-head]


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Tonight in sports, JMU and William & Mary vie for a spot in the national title game, the Hokies and Hoos rivalry hits the mat, and
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[VO-NAT]


Bryan Randall caps his career by claiming the ACC's top football accolade.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
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Storms with pea-size hail zipped through the region this afternoon. Behind those, colder air with snow showers in the mountains. The latest on the weekend forecast is coming up.
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[ANCHOR=Jean 3-Shot]


News 7 is next.
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Two Roanoke police officers won't face face criminal charges for shooting a suspect.
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Good evening, I'm Jean Jadhon. Keith is off tonight.

[Police-Shooting]


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Two Roanoke police officers shot a drug suspect six times last month.
Today, prosecutors said their actions were justified.
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The incident arose out of a drug investigation at the corner of Highland Avenue and Ninth Street on November 12th.
Officers said they were trying to arrest 37 year old Darryl Abner Baker when he ran. Police released a K-9 which bit Baker on the leg.
As he struggled with the dog, Baker pulled a loaded nine-millimeter pistol from his waistband and pointed it at police.
Officers John Hoover and Allen Bower, Junior fired nine shots. A third officer did not fire.
Baker was hit six times and survived.
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[ANCHOR=JEan]
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In a statement today, Roanoke Commonwealth's Attorney Don Caldwell said Baker's actions justified the use of force and he will not seek criminal charges against the officers.
Baker, on the other hand, faces charges for drug offenses and assault on a police officer.

[Danville-Fatal]


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Police in Danville also say there was nothing else they could have done - to prevent an innocent motorist from being killed by a suspected car thief last week.
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Steve Smallshaw talked with police there today ... he's in our Lynchburg newsroom.
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Jean, they've reviewed what videotape they have from the incident and police say it's clear there's little they could have done differently to have prevented that tragedy.
It also wasn't the suspect's first brush with the law.
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(( 18-year-old Eric Tremayne James could have been in jail last Friday ... instead he was serving probation on a grand larceny conviction when police say they spotted him in a stolen car on Arnett Boulevard.
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((DRIVER THROW THE KEYS OUT THE WINDOW. STAY IN THE CAR, SIR...))
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This is video from Officer Charles Sams's patrol car ... as Sams tries to get the situation in hand, James takes off, his two passengers jumping out as he speeds from the scene.
Moments later, police say James collided with another car on the Union Street Bridge, killing 63-year-old Carol Ann Worley.
From the initial traffic stop to the subsequent crash, authorities say they did all they could.
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((LT. MIKE MONDUL/DANVILLE POLICE: HOW DO YOU PLAN FOR SOMETHING LIKE THAT? IT'S HARD TO PLAN WHEN THE CRIMINAL HAS IN HIS MIND SOMETHING THAT HE WANTS TO DO AND YOU'RE TRYING TO STAY A STEP IN FRONT OF HIM WHEN EVERYTHING'S MOVING AROUND SO QUICKLY, IT'S DIFFICULT SOMETIMES TO TRY TO PLAN IN ADVANCE AND PREVENT ALL POSSIBLE CIRCUMSTANCES FROM HAPPENING.))
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Mondul says while officers did their best, the outcome is still hard to accept.
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((MONDUL: WE STRIVE TO SAVE LIVES IN ANY CIRCUMSTANCE AND AT ALL COST FOR THAT MATTER. AND IN THIS PARTICULAR OCCASION WE WEREN'T ABLE TO DO THAT AND I THINK IT AFFECTS ALL OF US.))
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Eric Tremayne James faces DUI, grand larceny and involuntary manslaughter charges.
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He'll make his first court appearance on December 20th.

[Missing-Women]


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Crews continue to scour bodies of water around Kinston, North Carolina in the search for two women who went missing while on their way to Salem.
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[VO-NAT]

58 year old Gail Haddock-Dail and her granddaughter 15 year old Heather Roberts were on their way to Salem for a relatives birthday.
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Police say Dail's estranged husband received a cell phone call from her around three Tuesday morning in which, according to the husband, the two were crying for help and said they were drowning. Police expanded their search today based on new leads to include the eastern part of Lenoir County and parts of Craven County-- both in North Carolina. The two were in a blue 1998 Dodge Caravan with the license plate GAIL-RN. Anybody with information is asked to call their local police department.
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[Telvista]


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A loss in Texas is Danville's gain.
Telvista is closing its operation in Plano Texas and moving some of the jobs to Danville.
The company will close the Plano call center by the end of the first quarter.
The move will affect about 650 workers, but Telvista says it will try to place them in Danville and two other facilities in Texas.

[Charities]


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The call went out for help from local charities- and the community answered.
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Last night we reported about donations being way down at several area agencies.
This is what the League of older Americans tree looked like yesterday.. filled with requests for gifts.
Today the L-O-A says the angels on its trees- were gone today- and the phones were jammed with messages from people who wanted to help.
Valley View mall also reports a big increase today in the number of angel's taken from the Salvation Army trees there. They say they've had to make several trips to transport gifts.
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[Toy-Safety]


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If you're shopping for toys this holiday season -- remember to keep the child's age in mind.
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Toy related injuries are more common than you might realize. They're often the result of not following age labels on the package.
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((JIM GRIGSBY/ROANOKE FIRE-EMS CHIEF; WE KNOW NATIONWIDE WE EXPERIENCE OVER 200-THOUSAND INJURIES FROM TOYS AND THOSE NUMBER ARE ASTRONOMICAL AND PARENTS TO TAKE THE TIME WHEN THEY'RE BUYING TO MAKE SURE THEY'RE BUYING AGE APPROPRIATE TOYS ))
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Grigsby says one of the most common injuries is choking in small children.
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((IF YOU HAVE SMALL PARENTS, AND YOU HAVE A TWO OR THREE YEAR OLD IT'S PROBABLY GOING TO GO IN THEIR MOUTH SO CHOKING IS A MAJOR ISSUE))
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Grigsby warns that no toy is totally safe when it comes to a young child so parental supervision is key.
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[Tease#1]
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Still ahead, Roanoke's Holiday parade prepares to step off.
We'll take you there live.
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((UNO, DOS, TRES))
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Plus kids as young as second grade say SI to a second language at one local school.
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[1st-Wx]

[Elem-spanish]

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Reading, Writing, Arithmetic.. and now Spanish- in grammar school.
Children as young as second grade are now learning their A-B-C's and their uno, dos treses- at one Roanoke City School.
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((NAT SOUND SPANISH TEACHER
While most children are still at home, these children are at Raleigh Court elementary school- learning Spanish in a new 'BEFORE" school program. SI BONITA.. MI MAMA IS BONITA.
It's a class that's meant to prepare students for the global economy- DENISE HUFFMANN: THE WORLD IS CHANGING BUT THE UNITED STATES IS PARTICULARLY MORE AND MORE BILINGUAL.
And the school of thought: the younger a child- the easier it is to grasp a foreign language. MONICA; THEY ARE VERY OUTGOING AND THEY'RE NOT AFRAID TO TRY. LIAM : IF YOU WANT TO SAY MY NAME IS LIAM YOU COULD SAY MI HOMBE ES LIAM. AND WE'RE LEARNING HOW TO SAY HOW ARE YOU WHICH IS HOLA COMA ESTAS. SO WHEN I GET TO HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE AND MIDDLE SCHOOL YOU HAVE TO START TAKING CLASSES IT'S EASIER TO CATCH ON.
and students say knowing Spanish makes it easier now to communicate with some classmates. ANNIE: I HAVE A FRIEND IN MY CLASS WHO SPEAKS NOTHING BUT SPANISH SO IT'S EASIER FOR ME TO TALK TO HER. IT WAS ACTUALLY LAST SPRING THAT A PARENT BROUGHT UP THE IDEA FOR SPANISH IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS AT A PTA MEETING. A LETTER WENT OUT TO TO HER PARENTS AND THE RESPONSE WAS SO GOOD THE CLASS STARTED THIS PAST FALL.
Now nearly 60 children take a class twice a week- they say is fun. NATURAL SOUND OF KIDS SINGING SONGS))
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Parents pay 10 dollars a week- the program may be expanded to all Roanoke city Schools.

[School-Safety]


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Roanoke Valley students have been getting lessons in home safety this week.
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The Great Safety Adventure has been traveling to a different school each day, taking kids through a simulated house.
They look for common hazards such as poisonous cleaning supplies and pot handles on a stove.
The Home Safety Council created the project.
The group says injuries within the home lead to 20 million medical visits every year.
The truck will be making a stop at the Lowe's on Route 460 in Bonsack tomorrow.
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[Thomas]


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Botetourt County will be looking for a new school superintendent.
Jack Thomas announced his retirement this morning at a staff meeting.
He'll be leaving next July.

[Emick]


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Botetourt county judge Dudley Emick has decided to retire.
The Virginia Supreme Court says it got notice of Emick's decision today.
The former state senator has been on the juvenile and domestic relations bench since 1993.
Emick's retirement is effective February first.

[Stocks]


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Conflicting economic data sent Wall Street lower. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW fell ten points.
The NASDAQ lost about a point.
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[SPONSOR ANNOUNCE]
[COMMERCIAL]

[C2C-Tech]


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An architectural design competition known as C-2-C is focusing some of the world's most creative minds on vacant lots in the city of Roanoke.
Organizers expect more than a thousand entries within the next week. [***NEWS 7 @ 6 IN MONITOR***]
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And Joe Dashiell reports they expect a lasting impact as well.
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Jean, if you haven't heard much about C2C, or Cradle to Cradle, you will. What started with a book by the same name, has become a major home design and construction competition.
As we discovered, the competition has focused attention on Roanoke from near and far.
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((Jennifer Nicholson, Zach Downey and Amrit Singh have been burning the midnight oil... working long hours at Virginia Tech's College of Architecture and Urban studies to complete their proposals. And though the deadline is fast approaching they aren't done yet.
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((YOU WANT TO DO SOMETHING THAT'S YOUR OWN, BUT IT HAS TO BE SOMETHING THAT IS REALIZABLE AND SOMETHING THAT WILL FIT WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF ROANOKE SO IT'S BEEN TOUGH TO GET THOSE THREE TO GO TOGETHER.))
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The C2C competition calls for new ideas, home designs that are efficient and environmentally friendly, that fit into the context of Roanoke's neighborhoods. Students at more than 80 universities worldwide, professionals in more than 40 countries are working on that problem.


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((GREEN ARCHITECTURE IS A BIG TREND RIGHT NOW. PEOPLE ARE REALLY INTERESTED IN IT, THAT IT HAS AN APSECT THAT PEOPLE IN THE PUBLIC LIKE TO SEE ALSO . YOU'RE NOT JUST GETTING A HOUSE YOU'RE GETTING SOMETHING THAT'S GOOD FOR THE ENVIRONMENT ALSO. )) (( I THINK ROANOKE IS A GOOD PLACE TO START, AND MAYBE IT CAN START TO REACH OUT TO OTHER CITIES.))
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The deadline for submissions in next week. In January, a panel of judges will choose the winner, and finalists will go on display at the Art Museum of Western Virginia.
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Jean, next summer organizers plan to build some of the homes here in Roanoke. It could be just one, but with the interest the competition has been attracting and the support of the Roanoke community, organizers believe they will have the opportunity to construct many more.


[Sports Tease]


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Coming up, Randall is the toast of the ACC, the Dukes and the Tribe tangle in Colonial Williamsburg, and
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Salem peps up its Spartans on the eve of the state title game.
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[S-Bryan]


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He's been much maligned in his Tech career, but today Bryan Randall's biggest critics are nowhere to be found. That's because Randall has sewn up both the Offensive ACC Player of the Year award, but also the overall Player of the Year honor in the league.
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Randall threw 19 touchdown passes this season and just 5 interceptions. He also ran for 466 yards and 3 TD's. The senior from Williamsburg was the Hokies unquestioned leader this season.
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[S-JMU]


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Portable lights have been brought into Zable Stadium at William & Mary for tonight's 1-double A national semifinal tilt with James Madison. The game will be nationally televised. The Tribe beat the Dukes a month ago, and tonight's contest has generated plenty of excitement in Harrisonburg.
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The contest is a complete sellout. We'll have highlights at 11.

[S-Salem]


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Two teams from the area will go after state titles tomorrow at Liberty University in Lynchburg. Gretna and Poquoson get things started at 12-30 in the Group 2-A, Division 3 championship. Then at 4:30, Salem will try to give Steve Magenbauer a trophy in his first year after succeeding Willis White. The Spartans draw Harrisonburg.
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Today the school gave the team an afternoon pep rally in the gymnasium. The players mothers even donned the cheerleading gear today to show their support. The Spartans have outscored their playoff opponents 118 to 59 in three games. Don't forget, tonight at 11:35 we'll put the wraps on another season of Friday Football Extra with the state finals preview show.
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[S-Mat]


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Virginia and Virginia Tech have had a storied rivalry on the gridiron and even on the hardwood. Tonight it hits a fever pitch on the wrestling mats at Cassell Coliseum, in the first ACC match in Tech history.
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[Dickens-Christmas]


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Christmas Eve is two weeks from tonight.
You don't have too many shopping days left, but you do have plenty of time to share the holiday spirit in downtown Roanoke.
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Hundreds of people are gathering on the City Market tonight for the second week of Dickens of a Christmas.
The activities include street performers...carriage rides...jugglers...carolers and magicians.
Tonight's special event is the holiday parade.
That starts in just a few minutes down Jefferson Street.
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