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Halifax County authorities investigate a triple homicide.
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And Democrats rebuff G-O-P attempts to take control of the General Assembly. wx-head
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Triple-Murders


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We'll have the election coverage for you in just a bit -- but first --
Authorities in Halifax County are investigating a TRIPLE murder.
Police say two women and a man were found shot to death last night in their homes.
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SUPER=03-Halifax Co./This Morning;


Two of the victims were discovered at a one story home on Wolftrap Road in Halifax County at around 7:45.
Police this morning removed the bodies of 32- year old Joseph Siffert, Junior and 42- year old Barbara Hackney.
Authorities say it appears they'd been shot more than once.
Police say a third victim was discovered at a neighboring mobile home.
She's been identified as Marian Hackney Martin.
Authorities have charged Martin's husband with her murder.
Raleigh Dean Martin is being held in the Halifax County jail.
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((MAJOR STEVE CASSADA/HALIFAX CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: HE'S BEEN CHARGED WITH ONE MURDER, BUT WE FEEL THAT THEY ARE RELATED, AT THIS TIME WE CAN'T PROVE THAT BUT WE ARE WORKING IN THAT DIRECTION. ))
SUPER=01-Major Steve Cassada/Halifax Co. Sheriff's Department;
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Police say Marion Hackney Martin and Barbara Hackney were sisters-in-law.
Authorities aren't certain of a motive, but say the crime may have been domestic related.
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ANCHOR=Beth
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Now, for the elections.
Governor George Allen asked Virginians to turn the General Assembly over to the Republicans.
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Voters, however, said it was NOT to be.
In the House of Delegates race, Democrats RETAINED their majority taking 52 of the 100 seats.
Republicans took 47 and there was one independent.
Pinnacle Page=1012 Senate


The two parties SPLIT the state Senate with EACH taking 20 of the 40 seats.
With an even split along party lines, Democratic Lieutenant Governor Don Beyer would break any tie.
ANCHOR=Beth
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It was TOO much for Allen, who was a NO- SHOW at the ONLY public appearance he planned to make.
Ellen Qualls has the story.
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(( They bothered at some point in the evening to put the state seal on the hotel podium.
But no Governor ever came.
A fire alarm sent Republicans scurrying, and then back into the room.
A little excitement at a tense party.
In fact, all was quiet at the Executive Mansion, with no Governor ever appearing.
The House of Delegates remained solidly Democratic.
The Senate a draw.
20 Democrats, 20 Republicans, minus the notable Hunter Andrews.
The Senate Majority leader from Hampton was one of five Democrats who lost a seat.
For Republicans, their gains still left them questioning whether the George Allen referendum thing was such a great idea.
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((SCOTT LEAKE/VA. GOP CAUCUS: PERHAPS EVEN BY MAKING IT A STATEWIDE THING, MAYBE THAT HURT BUT IT HAD AN EFFECT. IT WAS A STATEWIDE PERHAPS REFERENDUM IN ALEXANDRIA, CHARLOTTESVILLE, AND ROANOKE. BY THE SAME TOKEN THOUGH, THERE WERE FIVE OTHER SEATS THAT CAME OUR WAY. SO WE WON MORE THAN WE LOST USING THIS STRATEGY. OBVIOUSLY WE'D LIKE TO HAVE WON SIX. IN FACT WE JUST DIDN'T THINK THAT WE'D EVER LOSE THREE SEATS IN THE SENATE. THAT JUST DIDN'T FIGURE INTO THE CALCULATIONS.))
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The man who'll be in the hot seat in the Senate breaking possible ties took the high road early.
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((LT. GOV. DON BEYER: IT MEANS THAT OUR CAMPAIGN PLAN WORKED. THAT THE CITIZENS OF VIRGINIA UNDERSTOOD THAT EDUCATION IS THE MOST IMPORTANT ISSUE AND THAT VIRGINIA DEMOCRATS ARE COMMITTED TO MAKING VIRGINIA SCHOOLS THE BEST IN THE NATION.))
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((EVEN WITHOUT ANY OBVIOUS VICTORY FOR GEORGE ALLEN OR MESSAGE TO HIS FOLLOWERS ON THIS IMPORTANT EVENING, THERE MAY STILL BE SOME DEMOCRATS WHO ARE INTERESTED IN JOINING A REPUBLICAN TREND. REPUBLICANS SAY THEY'RE ASKING. ELLEN QUALLS, NEWS 7, RICHMOND.))
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It was indeed a sad night for Republicans in the Roanoke Valley...

Bell


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All FOUR Valley House and Senate candidates lost their races.
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The biggest shocker of the evening-- the defeat of incumbent State Senator Brandon Bell.
The freshman senator won't get to serve a second term in the seat he says is tough for Republicans to keep.
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((SEN. BRANDON BELL/R- STATE SENATE CANDIDATE: I KNEW IT WAS GOING TO BE AN UPHILL BATTLE-- FOUGHT HARD, FELT LIKE WE DID ALL THAT WE COULD. YOU CAN ALWAYS FIND SMALL THINGS YOU'D SAY YOU WISHED YOU'D HAVE DONE OTHERWISE, BUT I DON'T REALLY FEEL THAT'S A GOOD BY TO APPROACH THINGS. ))
SUPER=01-Sen. Brandon Bell/(R) State Senate Candidate;
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Bell said he's unsure of what his future plans are at this point-- but he vowed to continue fighting for conservative principles.
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Averill-Falkinburg


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Meanwhile, Bell's disappointment was echoed by his fellow Republican candidates.
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((TRIXIE AVERILL/R- HOUSE OF DELEGATES CANDIDATE: I'M ABSOLUTELY DEVASTATED OVER BRANDON'S RACE. I REALLY AM-- AND JEFF AND NEWELL, AS WELL. I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY BRANDON WASN'T ABLE TO PULL THAT OFF. ))
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((NEWELL FALKINBURG/R- HOUSE OF DELEGATES CANDIDATE: I THINK, IN MY OWN RACE, I WAS GOING UP AGAINST A POPULAR INCUMBENT WHO HAD A RECORD THAT MOST PEOPLE FELT WAS A PRETTY GOOD RECORD. AND IT'S PRETTY DIFFICULT TO SAY FIRE HIM AND HIRE ME-- I CAN UNDERSTAND THE VOTERS' RELUCTANCE TO DO THAT. ))
SUPER=01-Trixie Averill/(R) House of Delegates Candidate;
SUPER=01-Newell Falkinburg/(R) House of Delegates Candidate;
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Falkinburg was defeated by incumbent Delegate Chip Woodrum.



Cranwell


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Dick Cranwell returns to Richmond as the House Majority Leader, after turning back the challenge of
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republican Trixie Averill.
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He WON the race with 54 percent of the vote... and he said it was a vote AGAINST negative campaigns.
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((DEL. DICK CRANWELL/D- VINTON: I LOOK OUT AND I SEE SOMETHING THAT HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS CANNOT BUY. I TELL YOU I LOVE EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU AND THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART.))
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Cranwell celebrated with his supporters in Vinton.
Though he faced an aggressive challenge from Averill, Cranwell says he and his advisors decided to take the high road.
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((DEL. DICK CRANWELL/D- VINTON: WE FIGURED IT WAS GOING TO COST US ANYWHERE FROM THREE TO FIVE POINTS IN THE RACE, BUT WE ALSO FELT VERY STRONGLY THAT AT SOME POINT, SOMEWHERE IN THE POLITICAL PROCESS SOMEBODY HAD TO SAY YOU CAN RUN A POSITIVE CAMPAIGN AND YOU CAN WIN, BECAUSE IF IT DOESN'T STOP IT'S GOING TO DESTROY THE FABRIC OF OUR POLITICAL AND ELECTORAL PROCESS.))
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Cranwell extended a hand to George Allen and the Republicans.
He said the parties CAN work together during the last TWO years of the Allen administration, IF the Governor will put aside what Cranwell describes as "strident rhetoric."

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Turning now to sports -- the Express stung the Rays last night.
Mike Stevens has all the E-C-H-L details. Good morning Mike.
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Murder


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On the way -- election results, but first --
Police believe the murders of THREE people in Halifax County are related.
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Authorities have charged Raleigh Dean Martin with killing his wife, Marian.
Police say she was shot to death in her home on Wolftrap Road last night.
Authorities say TWO more victims were found at a nearby residence.
Their bodies were removed from the home this morning.
They've been identified as Joseph Siffert, Junior and Barbara Hackney.
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CLEMENT-KEEL


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In other news from Southside --
Delegate Whitt Clement has secured a WIN for the Democrats in the 20th District.
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Clement held onto the lead early and carried that lead throughOUT the night, defeating Republican Nancy Keel.
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((DEL. WHITT CLEMENT/D-DANVILLE:I'M VERY HAPPY ABOUT THE ELECTION, I THINK IT INDICATED THAT PEOPLE IN SOUTHSIDE VIRGINIA CERTAINLY THINK WE'RE ON THE RIGHT PATH AND I ALSO THINK IT SENDS A MESSAGE THAT NEGATIVE CAMPAIGNING DOESN'T WORK. ))
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The 20th District race has been one of the most CLOSELY watched.
Until Keel came along, Clement had run UN- opposed for the past eight years.
Clement defeated Keel, but the home schooling advocate and Governor Allen supporter says she's STILL proud of her effort.
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((NANCY KEEL:I'M HAPPY I'VE DONE AS WELL AS I HAVE I HAD EXPECTED A LITTLE MORE THAN I ACTUALLY HAD IN THE VOTING RECORD, BUT NEVERTHELESS I'VE RUN A GOOD RACE. ))
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Keel says she has NOT ruled out ANOTHER run in politics.

Hawkins-Glaise


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Also in Southside, a veteran lawmaker last night secured a win for Republicans.
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Charlie Hawkins is no stranger to politics.
He's served in the Virginia legislature for 14- years.
But he wasn't taking anything for granted with this race.
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((SEN. CHARLES HAWKINS/R-CHATHAM: I HAVE WORKED HARD FOR FOUR YEARS TRYING TO PROVE THAT I AM UP TO THE JOB, AND THIS I THINK GIVES ME THIS APPROVAL. ))
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Hawkins is a small businessman in Chatham.
But he says he won't be taking anytime off in the near future.
Hawkins' challenger, Joyce Glaise, isn't taking any time off either.
Surrounded by supporters, the Danville City Councilwoman said she isn't bitter, she's looking forward to the future.
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((JOYCE GLAISE: WE'RE NOT GOING TO LET THIS UNITY STOP RIGHT HERE, WE'RE GOING TO KEEP ON MOVING FORWARD, WE'RE GOING TO KEEP ON WORKING. ))
SUPER=07-Joyce Glaise;
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And, keeping with that spirit, Glaise would only say she isn't ruling out another run for public office.

Linkous-Shuler


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Meantime, freshman Delegate Jim Shuler holds onto his seat in the 12th House District.
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The Blacksburg veterinarian campaigned two years ago and again this year on a pledge to secure and preserve funding for public and higher education.
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((DEL. JIM SHULER/(D) BLACKSBURG: EDUCATION IS WHAT I HAVE ALWAYS FOUGHT FOR, WHAT I THINK IS OUR BEST FUTURE, AND I THINK IT'S A GOOD STATEMENT FROM ALL THE VOTERS HERE IN THE 12TH DISTRICT THAT JIM SHULER STOOD UP FOR WHAT THEY BELIEVED IN. ))
SUPER=01-Del. Jim Shuler/(D) Blacksburg;
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Shuler was challenged by Montgomery County Board of Supervisors Chairman Larry Linkous.
Linkous told supporters last night he learned a lot from the race, and wouldn't trade the experience.
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((LARRY LINKOUS/(R) CANDIDATE FOR DELEGATE: WE'VE MET SO MANY NEW PEOPLE, NOT ONLY IN THIS AREA BUT ACROSS THE STATE. IT'S BEEN A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE, I'D RECOMMEND IT TO ANYBODY AND I THANK ALL OF YOU FOR EVERYTHING YOU'VE DONE. ))
SUPER=01-Larry Linkous/(R) Candidate for Delegate;
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The 12th district covers half of Giles County and half of Montgomery County.
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2Headlines


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Here's a look at today's top stories.
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Three people are dead and a fourth in police custody following a shooting in Halifax County.
Authorities say the suspect is the husband of one of the victims.
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The Democrats keep a majority in the House of Delegates and cinch a 20-20 deadlock in the Senate.
Yesterday's results thwarted a Republican bid to take control of the legislature for the first time.
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One political analyst says the G-O-P's failure to control the General Assembly is a debacle for Governor Allen.
Yesterday's Republican loses were too much for Allen who failed to make his only planned public appearance.
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And that's what's making news on this Wednesday, November 8th.
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Stick around. News 7 will continue.
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Homicide


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We've got lots of elections results to talk about this morning, but first --
Authorities in Halifax County are investigating a TRIPLE murder.
Police say two women and a man were found shot to death last night in their homes.
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Two of the victims were discovered at a one story home on Wolftrap Road in Halifax County at around 7:45.
Police this morning removed the bodies of 32- year old Joseph Siffert, Junior and 42- year old Barbara Hackney.
Authorities say it appears they'd been shot more than once.
Police say a third victim was discovered at a neighboring mobile home.
She's been identified as Marian Hackney Martin.
Authorities have charged Martin's husband with her murder.
Raleigh Dean Martin is being held in the Halifax County jail.
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((MAJOR STEVE CASSADA/HALIFAX CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: HE'S BEEN CHARGED WITH ONE MURDER, BUT WE FEEL THAT THEY ARE RELATED, AT THIS TIME WE CAN'T PROVE THAT BUT WE ARE WORKING IN THAT DIRECTION. ))
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Authorities aren't certain of a motive, but say the crime may have been domestic related.
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Allen-React


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Now for the election news.
Democrats have held on to control of the House of Delegates by a slim margin and have retained half of the 40 state Senate seats.
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In the House of Delegates, democrats won 52 of the 100 seats.
Republicans took 47 and there was one independent.
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Republicans and Democrats each won 20 state senate seats.
With an even split along party lines, Democratic Lieutenant Governor Don Beyer would break any tie.
ANCHOR=Melanie
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Governor George Allen campaigned hard this year hoping Republicans could pull a majority in the General Assembly.
But, the loss was too much for Allen.
He didn't even show up at the only public appearance he'd planned to make.
Ellen Qualls has the story.
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(( They bothered at some point in the evening to put the state seal on the hotel podium.
But no Governor ever came.
A fire alarm sent Republicans scurrying, and then back into the room.
A little excitement at a tense party.
In fact, all was quiet at the Executive Mansion, with no Governor ever appearing.
The House of Delegates remained solidly Democratic.
The Senate a draw.
20 Democrats, 20 Republicans, minus the notable Hunter Andrews.
The Senate Majority leader from Hampton was one of five Democrats who lost a seat.
For Republicans, their gains still left them questioning whether the George Allen referendum thing was such a great idea.
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((SCOTT LEAKE/VA. GOP CAUCUS: PERHAPS EVEN BY MAKING IT A STATEWIDE THING, MAYBE THAT HURT BUT IT HAD AN EFFECT. IT WAS A STATEWIDE PERHAPS REFERENDUM IN ALEXANDRIA, CHARLOTTESVILLE, AND ROANOKE. BY THE SAME TOKEN THOUGH, THERE WERE FIVE OTHER SEATS THAT CAME OUR WAY. SO WE WON MORE THAN WE LOST USING THIS STRATEGY. OBVIOUSLY WE'D LIKE TO HAVE WON SIX. IN FACT WE JUST DIDN'T THINK THAT WE'D EVER LOSE THREE SEATS IN THE SENATE. THAT JUST DIDN'T FIGURE INTO THE CALCULATIONS.))
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The man who'll be in the hot seat in the Senate breaking possible ties took the high road early.
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((LT. GOV. DON BEYER: IT MEANS THAT OUR CAMPAIGN PLAN WORKED. THAT THE CITIZENS OF VIRGINIA UNDERSTOOD THAT EDUCATION IS THE MOST IMPORTANT ISSUE AND THAT VIRGINIA DEMOCRATS ARE COMMITTED TO MAKING VIRGINIA SCHOOLS THE BEST IN THE NATION.))
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((EVEN WITHOUT ANY OBVIOUS VICTORY FOR GEORGE ALLEN OR MESSAGE TO HIS FOLLOWERS ON THIS IMPORTANT EVENING, THERE MAY STILL BE SOME DEMOCRATS WHO ARE INTERESTED IN JOINING A REPUBLICAN TREND. REPUBLICANS SAY THEY'RE ASKING. ELLEN QUALLS, NEWS 7, RICHMOND.))
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Meantime, the Democratic ticket in Roanoke had cause to celebrate last night.

Edwards


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Len Besthoff reports the party scored a THREE-way sweep on the legislative seats up for grabs.
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((VICTORIA AINSWORTH-RAY/DEMOCRAT: WE'RE TAKING BACK THE HOUSE. WE'RE GONNA TAKE OVER. LOOK OUT ALLEN CAUSE HERE WE COME!))
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Roanoke Democrats have a lot to cheer about.
Delegate Vic Thomas retained his seat, so did Chip Woodrum; the biggest surprise was that John Edwards toppled his opponent, Republican Senator Brandon Bell, an incumbent.
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((MAYOR DAVID BOWERS/D-ROANOKE: I CAN HEAR IT NOW. IN THE HALLOWED HALLS OF THE SENATE OF VIRGINIA. THE CHAIR RECOGNIZES THE DISTINGUISHED GENTLEMAN FROM ROANOKE...JOHN EDWARDS...(CLAPPING...) ))
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((JOHN EDWARD/D-SENATOR ELECT: I THINK THAT THE CITIZENS OF THIS VALLEY SENT A STRONG MESSAGE. THEY WANT A SENATOR THAT WILL STAND UP AND SPEAK OUT FOR THE INTERESTS OF THIS VALLEY. AND THAT'S WHAT I WILL DO IN RICHMOND!(CLAPPING)))
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City Democrats say the only thing they're losing as a result of the Edwards victory is a good vice-mayor.
Len Besthoff, News-7. ))

React-Cranwell


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The Democrats RETAINED control of the General Assembly, but Delegate Dick Cranwell -- who won his race against Trixie Averill -- says it's up to the Republicans to decide WHAT kind of political climate lawmakers will return to in January.
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SUPER=03-Vinton/Last Night;


As he celebrated with supporters last night in Vinton, Cranwell said he was extending his hand to Governor Allen.
Cranwell said he is willing to put his anger aside, IF republicans are willing to work with the democrats.
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((DEL. DICK CRANWELL/D- VINTON: I THINK THAT IF THE GOVERNOR WILL LAY ASIDE THE STRIDENT RHETORIC AND THE IN- YOUR- FACE POLITICS AND SIT DOWN WITH THOSE OF US WHO WANT TO MOVE VIRGINIA FORWARD, I THINK THAT HE CAN ACCOMPLISH A LOT IN THE LAST TWO YEARS OF HIS ADMINISTRATION.))
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Cranwell says he hopes lawmakers will REVISIT the state's prison building program, move to REDUCE class size in public schools, and invest 200- million dollars in higher education.

3-Sports


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Well, the Republicans may have lost the General Assembly, but at least Jim Druckenmiller got his helmet back.
Mike Stevens has the details in sports.
Good morning Mike.
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Halifax-Murders


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We'll have election results for you in a few minutes, but first --
A TRIPLE murder in Halifax County is under investigation.
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SUPER=03-Halifax Co./This Morning;


Police have charged Marian Hackney Martin's husband with her murder.
His wife was found shot to death in her mobile home on Wolftrap Road last night.
Raleigh Dean Martin is now in jail.
Authorities also discovered the bodies of two more victims at a nearby home.
Police say they do believe the crimes are related.
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Newman-Bryant


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Turning to the elections --
Even though the Democrats RETAINED control of the General Assembly,
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Central Virginia Republicans had PLENTY to smile about last night.
THEY captured a Democratic state senate seat, and held onto their OWN seat in the House of Delegates.
Leader=140 (23rd Senate)


Steve Newman DEFEATED Barbara Coleman.
Leader=280 (23rd House)


While Preston Bryant fills the seat Newman vacated by defeating Gil Cobbs.
Steve Smallshaw has more.
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(( 21:15:25 natsot

((STEVE NEWMAN: WHAT AN EXCITING NIGHT FOR THE REPUBLICAN PARTY..))
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It was indeed a night of handshakes, hugs and hoorays for the G-O-P in central Virginia.
While they watched their party try to wrest statewide control from the Democrats, Republicans here were all smiles.
As expected, Steve Newman had an easy time in his Senate campaign against newcomer Barbara Coleman.. the last- minute choice of 23rd District Democrats.
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((STEVE NEWMAN/R- 23RD DIST. STATE SENATOR: WE'VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT HOW WE WANT CENTRAL VIRGINIA TO BE PRO- JOBS AND PRO- FAMILY, AND WE ARE PROUD TONIGHT THAT WE WERE ABLE TO COMMUNICATE THAT MESSAGE AND THEY ENDORSED THAT FOR US TONIGHT.))
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Newman says it was just as important that Preston Bryant will join him in Richmond.
The first- term Lynchburg city councilman won a hardfought campaign against two- time Democratic candidate Gil Cobbs.
Bryant credited Newman with making the difference in his campaign.
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((PRESTON BRYANT/R- 23RD DIST. DELEGATE: EARLY ON WE WERE RUNNING OUR CAMPAIGN ON A SHOESTRING. WE ALWAYS KNOW THAT THE EARLY MONEY IS THE BIG MONEY AND EARLY MONEY MEANS AS MUCH AS ALL THE LATE MONEY, BUT FOLKS IT JUST WASN'T COMING, EXCEPT FOR ALL THE SUPPORT THE NEWMAN CAMPAIGN GAVE US. THE WORDS OF EXPERTISE, THE WORDS OF ADVICE, THE WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT.))
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((While the results may have been different statewide, Tuesday night's victories give the GOP a rock solid majority here in central Virginia. Residents from Amherst to Chatham can now claim a Republican as their representative. Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))
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Bedford


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Mornin
WRITER=rjo
TAPE#95-92
GRAPHIC=election 95


In other election news --
Leader=418 & 419 (City and County Consolidation)


Voters in Bedford County and City said a resounding NO to consolidation.
Supporters of the referendum will now have to wait four years to try again.
Leader=421 Sheriff's race


And after early returns the Sheriff's race appeared to be decided.
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Mike Brown has been unofficially voted in as the new sheriff of Bedford County.
He says the nation wide trend of Republican popularity was part of his success.
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((MIKE BROWN/SHERIFF ELECT: ))
SUPER=01-Mike Brown/Sheriff Elect;
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Out going sheriff Carl Wells says after 30 plus years of campaigning it's nice to be a spectator.
He also say's his wife has plans for him.
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((CARL WELLS/RETIRING SHERIFF: ))
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Once the results become official Mike Brown will take office on the first (----------------) of January.