Coming up on News Seven at six Henry County records it's fifth shooting in
And a body is found this morning in the truck of a car in Roanoke.
In sports, A sell out crowd watched Virginia and Virginia Tech go head to
head at Scotts Stadium.
and when it was over the Hokies pulled off the comeback win knocking off
Virginia 36 to 29.
Even with a cold front moving through-- it's been A pretty normal day.
We'll be enjoying a relatively mild weather pattern until the middle of
A Roanoke man is in stable condition tonight after police pulled his body
from the trunk of his car.
According to police, Vernon Laughon, was reported missing on Thursday.
The caller's identity is not being released, but police say the caller told
them Laughon left in his car with a woman.
This morning police received a tip that Laughon's car was parked on Sixth
Street near Highland Avenue and that a body was in the trunk.
When police arrived they found Mitzi Horton in the driver's seat.
Horton told police Laughon allowed her to use his car.
The officers found the trunk key in Horton's pocket and that's when they
found Laughon in the trunk.
He told police the last thing he remembered was being choked by Horton and
then waking up in the trunk.
Horton was arrested for parole violation.
She is now being charged with abduction.
Investigators say other charges are pending.
An Axton man has been hospitalized in Martinsville after being shot last
And the shooter is in the Henry County Jail.
Investigators say 34-year-old Marshall Junior Martin was shot four times
during an argument.
He suffers from wounds to his leg, stomach, chest, and head.
35-year-old Timothy Curtis Martin, also of Axton, is charged with malicious
wounding and using a firearm in commission of a felony.
Police believe the shooting may be related to the vandalism of cars that
occurred earlier in the week.
Timothy Martin is in the Henry County Jail on 75-hundred dollars bond.
Police say the men are distant cousins.
A Lynchburg teenager died after the car she was riding in collided head on
with another vehicle.
17-year-old Sara Elizabeth Rieley of Lynchburg, was the passenger killed in
The accident happened around 5:30 last night on route 5-0-1 in Bedford
Police say the driver of a pickup truck struck a deer, he lost control of
the vehicle, and drove into on coming traffic.
Rieley died a few hours after the accident at Lynchburg General Hospital.
Volunteers and community leaders hope to re-kindle the glow of camp fires of
a camp once owned by the YMCA.
For 60 years the Y operated Camp Roanoke, but in 19-85 the last camp fire
was put out.
Today the Camp Roanoke Fund Raising Committee launched its campaign called
"Rekindle The Glow."
The money raised will go to phase two of the camp renovations.
The camp is available for programs such as company retreats.
And this summer it played host to DARE camp.
Members of the committee hope the camp will benefit the younger residents of
the Roanoke Valley most.
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((LYNN RICKER/COMMITTEE MEMBER: THE YOUNGER GENERATION NEEDS MORE ACTIVITIES
SO THEY CAN GAIN CONFIDENCE AND LEARN TO WORK WITH OTHERS AND GIVE THEMSELVES
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Now the committee wants to raise 250-thousand dollars to complete the work.
The Roanoke County Board of Supervisors is challenging citizens to get
involved by allocating 50-thousand dollars to the project.
The effort to revitalize the camp started in 19-93.
Ted Susac (sus-ak) and Lynn Ricker helped launch the effort.
Their reward for all their work is this plaque renaming the dining hall.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Coming up on News-7, we'll tell you how the YMCA is offering many programs
that are improving the skills and attitudes of Roanoke's youth.
And the Christmas spirit is alive and well in
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We'll tell you about the students, bands and animals who participated in
the parade this morning.
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A nice day for a parade-- the clouds were somewhat threatening, but no
real precipitation in our area.
The clouds will start clearing up later tonight-- as temperatures fall into
A sunny and mild forecast for your lazy Sunday--
All the details coming up-- we hope you'll stay with us.
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The Virginia Tech Hokies won the annual battle for the bragging rights of
the state this afternoon by finishing with a flurry.
Mike Stevens has some of details of the 36 to 29 victory.
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SUPER=01-George Welsh/UVa Head Coach; :53
SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Va. Tech Head Coach; 1:07
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Although it's a little more than a month away, Old Saint Nick made one of
his first stops today in southwest Virginia.
The annual Raleigh Court Children's Mini Christmas Parade kicked-off the
Christmas season in Roanoke this morning.
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Local marching bands played holiday tunes as spectators enjoyed the show.
Thousands of participants from pre-school to high school gathered to open
the parade season.
Cub scouts, girl scouts and walking Christmas presents lead the way down
And there were even wagons hauling all kinds of animals such as bunnies,
cows and little lions.
With the rise of crime and and problems in school a lot of critics have
written our youth off and have labeled them Generation-X.
Especially for those in the inner city.
However, there are some people at a YMCA in Roanoke who have not given up--
and are doing something about it.
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SUPER=01-Tity Jahlloh/Volunteer; :27
SUPER=07-Ariel Taylor; 1:11
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((YMCA Program Director Millard Bolden says they have a lot to offer in after
((MILLARD BOLDEN/YMCA PROGRAM DIRECTOR: THIS PROGRAM OFFERS AN AFTER SCHOOL
PROGRAM FOCUSED ON TUTORING, WHERE WE HAVE TUTORS COME IN TO HELP THEM DO THEIR
HOMEWORK DAILY. THEY COME IN TO DO RECREATION FOR THIRTY MINUTES AND A
NUTRITIONAL SNACK. THIS IS ON A FIVE DAY A WEEK PROGRAM.))
Teenaged Volunteers also serve as mentors in the program.
((TITY JAHLLOH/VOLUNTEER: IF THEY DON'T HAVE HOMEWORK THEN MYSELF, VOLUNTEER,
OR MISS TRENT WILL ASSIGN THEM MATH PROBLEMS, OR TO READ AN ARTICLE AND WRITE
ABOUT IT. AND THEN THOSE WHO DO HAVE HOMEWORK IF THEY ASK US FOR IT WE GIVE
One parent says her children's study habits have improved.
((MITZI NEWBILL/PARENT: THE HOMEWORK. THE HOMEWORK HAS BEEN GREAT. TO HAVE
SOMEBODY TO PITCH IN AND HELP ME WITH THE THREE HAVING HOMEWORK EVERY EVENING
BY MYSELF WAS GETTING HARD TO DO. THEY HAVE JUST TAKEN THAT AND TURNED MY
CHILDREN THAT I WAS HAVING FIGHT WITH INTO HONOR ROLE STUDENTS. ALL THREE FOR
THE PAST THREE YEARS SINCE THEY'VE BEEN INVOLVED IN THIS PROGRAM.))
The children say they also lend a helping hand.
((ARIEL TAYLOR: IF I DON'T HAVE ANY HOMEWORK. I ASK MISS TRENT CAN I HELP
SOMEBODY WITH THEIR HOMEWORK AND I GET TO GO HELP PEOPLE WITH THEIR HOMEWORK.))
For more information about the YMCA and it's programs join us tomorrow
morning for On Record at eleven.
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The hours are counting down for your chance to win millions!
The Virginia Lottery is at an all- time high for the year.
If you have the winning numbers you could win up to 20 million dollars.
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You have just a few hours left to take a chance on becoming a millionaire.
The Virginia Lottery jackpot is at it's highest level since last December.
There were no winners during Wednesday night's 15 million dollar jackpot.
That means tonight's winnings have climbed to nearly 20 million dollars.
The last time the pot was this big was December 31st in 19-94.
That jackpot surpassed the 22 million dollar mark.
You can catch the numbers tonight on your Hometown Station during News 7 at
And coming up, Florida State and Syracuse win conference games.
And in Charlottesville, The Hokies of Virginia Tech come from behind in the
closing seconds of the game to knock off Virginia.
The Cavaliers will share the A-C-C championship with Florida State. The
Seminoles beating Maryland this afternoon 59 to 17.
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Early in the first quarter Pooh Bear Williams bulls over from the one and
the Seminoles took the 7 to nothing lead.
The Terps answered early in the second quarter as Scott Milanovich goes to
the air and hits Walt Williams on the 33 yard touchdown pass to make it 14 to 7
But Warrick Dunn iced the win with SUPER=36-Florida
State/=59/Maryland/=17;two second half touchdowns, this one from 24 yards out.
Florida State beats Maryland 59 to 17.
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In the Big East this afternoon, Syracuse beat Boston College 58 to 29 with
one conference game left at Miami.
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The Orangemen took the lead with 12-minutes left in the first quarter Rob
Konrad scores from the two yard line.
Konrad, a freshman comes back, he gets the pass on the screen rambles in
from 27 yards out and the Orangemen jumped out to a 17 to nothing lead in the
Syracuse iced the win in the SUPER=36-Syracuse/=58/Boston
College/=29;second half Marvin Harris receives this punt and he's off to the
races on a 62 yard touchdown return and the Orangemen win it 58 to 29.
Liberty picks up a big win this afternoon but Emory and Henry loses in the
Division three playoffs.
For those and all of today's scores lets go to the boards.
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The Patrick Henry Volleyball team will bring the runner up trophy back to
the Star City.
The Lady Patriots lost in the championship match to Mills Godwin 15 to 13
and 15 to 9.
The Roanoke express got stung last light by the South Carolina Stingrays
at the Roundhouse.
Roanoke lost 5 to 2. The Express returns to the hardwater tonight for a
game against Birmingham. Faceoff tonight is 7:30.
Virginia Tech and Virginia both played like champions this afternoon but
the Hokies scored on a touchdown and interception in the games closing seconds
to beat the Cavaliers 36 to 29.
Mike Stevens has more on Tech's ninth straight win.
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SUPER=01-Jim Druckenmiller/Two TD Passes 230 Yards;
SUPER=01-Jermaine Holmes/Two TD Catches;
SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Tech Head Coach;
SUPER=01-George Welsh/Virginia Head Coach;
SUPER=01-Mike Groh/UVa Quarterback;
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