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7danville-murder

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A 14- year old is dead in Daville, and police are investigating it as a homicide.
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Police were called to 450- Henry Street at about 11:30- yesterday morning.
Mary West was inside her apartment when she heard a loud knock and saw Kevin Warren standing on her porch with blood coming from his mouth, nose and neck.
Authorities say Warren had been shot.
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((MARY WEST/NEIGHBOR: I HAD THE DOOR LOCKED SO I SAID WAIT A MINUTE KEVIN AND I WENT BACK AND GOT A TOWEL AND GAVE HIS FRIEND THE TOWEL AND I DIALED 911 AND THEN I GOT OUT THERE WITH HIM AND TRIED TO PUT PRESSURE THE BEST I COULD ON HIS NECK AND TRIED TO MAKE HIM BE STILL WHICH HE WOULDN'T. ))
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The teen did not live at the residence.
But West says she knew the young man because his mother used to live next door to her.
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And there was shooting in Roanoke last night...

7Moorman-Shooting


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A woman was shot near eighth and Moorman street.
One witness says the woman was trying to buy crack cocaine when three shots rang out.
A witness says the woman was shot in the chest but appeared to be conscious when the rescue squad arrived.
The victim was taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital and is being evaluated.
Police have not released her name and are still investigating.
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7Justice-House


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Residents at the Justice House want some answers after their electric and water were cut of because the landlord failed to pay the bills.
Scott Prince has more.
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(( The power may be back on at Justice House, but most of the people who live here still feel powerless.
Residents pay $150 dollars a month, and they want to know why the bills aren't being paid.
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((JODY MATCHETT/JUSTICE HOUSE RESIDENT: THE MONEY. WE JUST WANT TO KNOW WHERE OUR MONEY WENT TO. WHERE THE RENT MONEY WENT TO. ))
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Rodney Richards and his girlfriend, Donna Wolcott, are the two people who collect money at Justice House and some of the tenants are not happy with them.
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((TRASH, NOBODY PAID FOR TRASH, NOBODY PAID FOR WATER, NOBODY PAID FOR ELECTRICITY. ))
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Richards and Wolcott say they aren't sure what happened to all of the money.
But Wolcott has signed and endorsed Justice House checks, despite the fact that her name wasn't on the bank's signature card.
There are also two different versions of Wolcott's signature on the checks.
Many of the residents are on fixed incomes and have small children.
They say they feel abandoned and they're not quite sure where to turn.
Five years ago the Virginia Mennonite Board of Missions thought they had sold the building to the community and four trustees-- one of which was David Hayden.
But records show Hayden never completed the deal and the city still lists the Mennonite Church as the owner of the building.
In January, Hayden severed all ties with Justice House and he told News- 7 that he had transferred power to Roanoke Area Ministries.
RAM-House officials flatly deny that. They say they were asked to run the facility, but decided against it.
No one is quite sure who is responsible for Justice House right now.
Many of the residents say they don't want to leave. But they might; at least until someone is put in charge.
Scott Prince, News 7.))

7TRAFFIC


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Some traffic information to pass on to motorist this morning.
If you're traveling on Interstate 81 this morning you won't be able t use exit 15-A at Troutville.
It's closed until three P-M for repaving.
Also, Norfolk Southern is making repairs to the Tazewell Avenue Southeast Railroad Crossing until five this afternoon.

7weather


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Taking a look now at weather -
It's going to be another beautiful day, with highs reaching 80 degrees.
Tonight, expect clear skies with temperatures in the low 40s.
Much of the same tomorrow, with highs in the 80s.

55abduction


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Police in Boston, Massachusetts have arrested the suspect in the abduction of an elderly Roanoke woman.
John David Ford is accused of kidnapping the woman at gunpoint and stealing her car.
Boston police found Ford Tuesday night asleep in the back seat of the '92 Oldsmobile.
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((SGT. ROBERT STOUT: ACCORDING TO BOSTON POLICE HE WAS EXTREMELY VIOLENT. HE HAD NO IDENTIFICATION ON HIM. HE WOULD NOT GIVE THEM HIS NAME.))
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The victim has asked only to be identified by her last name.
She was leaving the S-and-S Cafeteria at Towers Mall Saturday when she was accosted by a man with a small handgun.
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They ended up in Amherst County where he tied her to a tree and left her in the woods.
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It took Mrs. McDonald an hour and a half to free herself and find help.



55newman


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Testimony continues today in the trial of a Halifax County teenager accused of pulling the trigger in a fatal drive by shooting.
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Anthony Scott Whitlock was killed February 13th at Westside Trailer Court.
A motive for the murder is unkown but, prosecutor John Greenbacker told the jury he has witnesses who identified 17- year old Kevin Chase Newman as the man in the car.
Newman's attorney countered by saying the car in question did not belong to his client and had tinted windows.
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Last month, Harry Traynham (TRAY-NUM) was convicted of murder after a jury held him responsible for driving the car.

55Greensville


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Questions are be raised about some recent inmate deaths at Greensville Correctional Facility.
There are reports that as many as 10 inmates have died there since December --most of them dialysis patients.
One woman looking for answers says her brother died after being mistreated while incarcerated.
Kimberly McBroom has the story.
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((Jane Schaffer has many concerns about the death of her brother, James Arnold David Smith.
Smith was convicted of first -degree murder.
He served 11 years of his life sentence in several Virginia prisons-- before dying in March at Greensville Correctional Facility.
Now, his sister is coming forward with allegations of abuse.
She did not want her face to appear on camera.
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((JANE SCHAFFER: HE TOLD ME TIME AFTER TIME THAT HE DIDN'T GET THE PROPER CARE THAT HE THOUGHT HE SHOULD HAVE GOTTEN. AND HE WOULD ASK THEM TO TAKE HIM TO THE HOSPITAL AND THEY WOULDN'T DO IT. ))
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Smith died of lung cancer.
Schaffer says his condition was made worse because of neglect and bad living conditions.
Smith filed grievances with prison wardens and wrote several letters to state officials-- but Schaffer says nothing was done.
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((JANE SCHAFFER: I KNOW THE PEOPLE THAT'S IN PRISON DID THEIR CRIME. THEY HAVE TO PAY, BUT THERE'S NO SENSE IN TREATING A HUMAN BEING LIKE A DOG. AND I FEEL LIKE THAT'S THE WAY, NOT ONLY MY BROTHER--IT'S THE OTHER PRISONERS, TOO. ))
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PRE- PRO HERE
Meanwhile, corrections officials say there's nothing suspicious about the inmate deaths there-- that quote, "Greensville has a major hospital. The inmates coming into the system are sick, therefore it's not unusual for Greensville to have a higher number of deaths." End pre-pro
But Schaffer says inmate abuse and neglect do exist in Virginia's prisons-- and she hopes coming forward will help. Kimberly McBroom, News 7.))

55weather


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Sunny skies are in the forecast today with highs in the low 80's.
Expect clear skies tonight with temperatures in the 40s.

8Plant-Closing


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The Sara Lee Distribution Center in Salem will close its doors forcing 130 employees to find new jobs or relocate.
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Sara Lee is combining its operation in Salem with one in Florence, South Carolina.
Workers who choose NOT to move will receive severance benefits based upon their years of service.
The company is also promising job placement counseling.
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8CVTC-Letters


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Republicans want an appology from Democratic House of Delegates candidate Gil Cobbs who mailed a letter, they call misleading, to hundreds of state employees.
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Nine hundred workers at the Central Virginia Training Center received the letter that warned them Republican Steve Newman had voted last year to CUT their salaries.
Newman says that's NOT true.
What he actually did was vote against a state budget that included pay RAISES for state employees.
Cobbs' opponent, Preston Bryant, says the Democrat may also have broken the law when he used a state employees' mailing list.
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(PRESTON BRYANT/R- HOUSE OF DELEGATES CANDIDATE: OBVIOUSLY, GIL HAS A LIST AND

HE'S USING IT FOR POLITICAL PURPOSES AND I THINK THAT'S NOT ONLY ILLEGAL, BUT AT BEST EXTRAORDINARILY UNFAIR.)) ((GIL COBBS/D- HOUSE OF DELEGATES CANDIDATE: THAT'S PUBLIC INFORMATION AND YOU COULD GET THAT. IT'S PUBLIC INFORMATION SO ANYBODY CAN GET THE LIST OF ANY STATE EMPLOYEES IN THE COMMONWEALTH AND SO I GOT IT.))
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Cobbs says his list was given to him by the state Democratic caucus.
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8Clinton-Williamsburg


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President Clinton will visit Williamsburg tomorrow to address the C-E-O's of the nation's largest companies.
The speech is part of the Business Council's annual Conference.
The council was formed 50 years ago to advise presidents and governments on economic issues.

8Lee-Exhibit


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A simple museum exhibit in Richmond honors the passing of Confederate General Robert E. Lee on the anniversary of his death.
General Lee died 125 years ago today.
Ellen Qualls has the story.
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(( Lexington and America stopped on the road to Reconstruction this week in 1870 to mourn the man who led with honor in war and peace. ((GUY SWANSON/MUSEUM OF THE CONFEDERACY: LET'S SAY IF HE'D LIVED ANOTHER FIVE, TEN, OR EVEN FIFTEEN YEARS, I BELIEVE GENERAL LEE COULD HAVE INFLUENCED THE COURSE OF RECONSTRUCTION....AND THERE WERE PEOPLE IN THE NORTH THAT WERE JUST AS EAGER TO PATCH UP WOUNDS AS PEOPLE IN THE SOUTH, SO THEY WOULD HAVE FELT THE LOSS.))
The Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond has his uniform, the sword and the pen he used at Appomattox.
But once a year, museum officials trot out one of their most moving possessions.
The death mask of Robert E. Lee.
And the flower garland that adorned his coffin. ((DURING THE TIME OF HIS DECLINE, THERE WAS A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF RAIN IN THAT PART OF THE COMMONWEALTH. AND AS SUCH IT WASHED OUT ALL OF THE BRIDGES LEADING INTO LEXINGTON. AND AT THE TIME THE GENERAL DIED, THERE WAS NOT A COFFIN AVAILABLE TO PLACE THE BODY IN.))
Not to worry, the funeral proceeded with a coffin that resourceful Lexington residents pulled from flood debris.
It was too short -- so Lee was buried without his shoes.
But that's okay too, Lee was a practical and simple man. ((IN LEE'S DAY AND AGE IT REALLY AND TRULY MEANT SOMETHING. RESPONSIBILITY AND DUTY. HE WAS A GENUINELY SINCERE AND HUMBLE PERSON.)) ((LAST YEAR, THE DEATH MASK WAS DISPLAYED FOR ONLY ONE DAY. THIS YEAR, BY POPULAR DEMAND, ITS RUN WILL STRETCH UNTIL OCTOBER 22ND. ELLEN QUALLS, NEWS 7, RICHMOND.)) ))

8weather


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Sunny skies are in the forecast today with highs in the low 80's. Expect clear skies tonight with temperatures in the 40s.