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7C'burg-Homicide

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A Christiansburg woman was shot to death this morning, and police have her ex-husband in custody.
It happened about an hour ago at 109 Evans Street in Christiansburg.
Police say the suspect fired shots at police, but no officers were injured.
No other details are available, and they are not releasing any names at this point.


7Bust


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A moonshine operation is busted in Franklin County.
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SUPER=03-Franklin Co./Last Night;


A-B-C agents raided a still last night off Route 7-5-2 in the Truevine section of Franklin County.
Authorities say there were eight-- 800- gallon stills, about 400 gallons in the barn when it was raided.
Authorities arrested Harry Cousins of Pittsylvania County and Douglas Tyler of Rocky Mount on charges of manufacturing without a license.
Both were later released on bond.
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7Love


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A man arrested in Roanoke following a high speed chase has been charged with murder in Prince Geroge County.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke/March 6;


A Prince George County grand jury yesterday indicted 22-year-old Shawn Love on a charge of murdering Sayonara Mc-Laughlin.
Mc-Laughlin was shot three times on March fifth in her home.
The 21-year-old woman died five days later.
SUPER=04-March 5;


Love was arrested in Roanoke March fifth on the same day as the shooting after wrecking his car during a high speed chase.
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7Ochoa


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Meantime, in an Amherst murder case there appears to be a language barrier.
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SUPER=03-Amherst/Yesterday;


Yesterday 27 year old Juan Jose Ochoa (oh-KOE-a) waived his preliminary hearing in General District Court.
Judge Paul Whitehead refused to set bond for Ochoa, believing he might flee to his native Mexico if released.
Ochoa, who doesn't speak English, had to rely on an interpreter for the hearing.
Both sides say the language problems have slowed the legal process.
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((WILLIAM MUNDY/ASST. PROSECUTOR: IT MAKES IT MORE DIFFICULT FOR EVERYONE BECAUSE YOU HAVE TO WAIT FOR THE TRANSLATOR TO TRANSLATE FROM ENGLISH TO SPANISH, THEN GET THE ANSWER FROM THE DEFENDANT OR WITNESS AND GET THE TRANSLATION BACK INTO ENGLISH.))
SUPER=01-William Mundy/Asst. Prosecutor; :00
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OUT Q=back into English.
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SUPER=04-February 19;


Ochoa is accused of fatally shooting 22- year- old Jesus (hay-ZOOS) Martinez during an argument last month.
It was the first murder in Amherst in nine years.
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7Wythe-Supervisors


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A public apology from the Wythe County supervisor.
Yesterday Charles Dix apologized to citizens for an illegal meeting.
But the FORMER chairman who organized the meeting is keeping quiet.
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SUPER=03-Wytheville;


Mark Munsey held the unannounced, unrecorded meeting in his business office January 15th.
Even though all members took part, Dix says Munsey is most to blame.
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((QUESTION: YOU DON'T THINK EACH MEMBER BEARS SOME RESPONSIBILITY? CHARLES DIX/WYTHE SUPERVISORS CHAIRMAN: TO SOME DEGREE, BECAUSE WE WAS ALL IN ATTENDANCE. BUT LIKE I SAY, I THINK MR. MUNSEY NEEDS TO ANSWER A FEW QUESTIONS TOO.))
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((MARK MUNSEY/WYTHE SUPERVISORS VICE-CHAIRMAN: IT HAS TO DO WITH AN EMPLOYER/EMPLOYEE CONFIDENTIALITY AND BECAUSE OF THAT I CANNOT RESPOND AT THE PRESENT TIME.))
SUPER=01-Charles Dix/Wythe Supervisors Chairman;
SUPER=01-Mark Munsey/Wythe Supervisors Vice-Chairman;
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OUT Q=the present time.
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At the meeting the board talked about asking county administrator Billy Branson to resign.
Branson is taking the board to court.
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7SchoolWatch


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On this first day of spring, we have several school announcements to make. Take Boards
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7Weather


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Looking at the forecast -
Today is going to be cold and windy.
A snow advisory is in effect for areas west of Wythe County.
3 to 5 inches of snow is expected to accumulate there.
Snow showers are likely in Roanoke, with no significant accumulation.
Highs will be in the upper 30s today.
The cold and windy conditions, along with more snow showers, will continue tonight with lows around 30 degrees.

55C'burg-Homicide


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Police say a Christiansburg man fired shots at two officers this morning after allegedly killing his ex-wife.
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SUPER=03-Christiansburg/This Morning;


It all happened shortly after six o'clock at 109 Evans Street in Christiansburg.
The suspect allegedly shot his wife in the chest at the front door.
Authorities say the officers were NOT hurt.
Three children were home at the time, they also were NOT injured.
The suspect is in custody.
Police are not releasing any names at this point.
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55Fatality


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A man from Dryden was killed in a one vehicle accident last night in Big Stone Gap.
State police say 42-year-old Frank Spencer Stacy was driving a pickup truck along Route 23 when it ran off the road and overturned.
And a Wytheville man has died from injuries he sustained in a crash on Monday.
31-year-old James Richard Rowe Junior was a passenger in a car involved in a head on collision in Wythe County.
State police say Rowe's vehicle was struck by another car traveling on the wrong side of the road.
Charges are pending in that accident.


55Robbery


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Danville police have arrested a 24-year old woman for allegedly holding up a bank yesterday.
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SUPER=03-Danville/Yesterday;


Police say she took about 900 dollars from the American National Bank on West Main Street.
About 15- minutes after the bank was robbed an officer noticed what appeared to be the suspect's car parked outside a motel.
Tina Louise Frye was arrested after she emerged from a wooded area nearby.
She's being held in the Danville jail.
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55One-Man-Band


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A Roanoke man is using music and drama to spread a message of hope and love to his young audience.
Ron Jones has more.
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NAT SOUND (Roanoke Symphony Orchestra)
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Music can be a common bond appreciated by all... regardless of culture, race... or even age. NAT SOUND
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NAT SOUND
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These youngsters at the Rugby Day Care Center are also bonding through music.
Following the lead of their conductor, Franklin Riles, the children enthusiastically try their hand at playing unconventional instruments such as cherrio boxes, chili cans--basically anything that makes noise.
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NAT SOUND (Children Playing)
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Riles says it's not the instrument that's important but freedom of expression.
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((FRANKLIN RILES/MUSICIAN: AND I FEEL THAT COMING TO THESE CHILDREN HERE AND LET THEM KNOW WHAT THIS GREAT COUNTRY IS ALL ABOUT... AND THAT IS ABOUT FREEDOM.))
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Riles and his travelling buddies, Ventriloquist Charles Telfare and Ray Jackson the third, stop at local Day Care Centers spreading fun and creativity.
He believes the make shift instruments prepare children for the future.
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((AND I JUST WANT TO SEE THEM GROW UP TO BE JUST GREAT CHILDREN. FINISH SCHOOL. BE TEACHERS, JUST BE ANYTHING.. BE DOCTORS... JUST BE ANYTHING THAT COMES INTO THEIR LITTLE HEARTS.))
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Riles, an unconventional music man, says he hopes the children remember it's not what you have... but how you use it.
Ron Jones, News Seven, Roanoke.))

55SchoolWatch


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It's the first day of spring.... although in southwest and central Virginia you wouldn't be able to tell by the weather.
Winter percipitation in some areas overnight has forced a few schools to alter their schedules this morning. Take Boards
(mel reads boards)



55Weather


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Looking at the forecast -
Today is going to be cold and windy.
A snow advisory is in effect for areas west of Wythe County.
3 to 5 inches of snow is expected to accumulate there.
Snow showers are likely in Roanoke, with no significant accumulation. Highs will be in the upper 30s today.

8C'burg-Homicide


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A Christiansburg woman was fatally shot this morning.
Police have her ex-husband in custody.
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SUPER=03-Christiansburg/This Morning;


It happened just after six this morning at 109 Evans Street in Christiansburg.
Police say the suspect fired shots at police, but no officers were injured.
No other details are available, and they have not released any names.
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8Still-Bust


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A-B-C agents have put a mooshine operation out of business in Franklin County.
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SUPER=03-Franklin Co./Last Night;


They raided a still off Route 7-5-2 last night in the Truevine section of the County.
Authorities say there were eight 800- gallon stills all told.
About 400 gallons in the barn when it was raided.
Since moonshine is a big money- maker-- it's a fairly popular business in the area.
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((GERALD JOYCE/A.B.C. SPECIAL AGENT: IT PRETTY WELL GOES FAIRLY LIGHT IN THE COURTS, AND THERE'S A LOT OF MONEY IN IT. YOU KNOW, YOU GET CAUGHT AND YOU KNOW, THAT'S WHY WE'VE GOT RETURN OFFENDERS THAT HAVE BEEN CAUGHT NUMEROUS TIMES-- BECAUSE OF THE AMOUNT OF MONEY THAT'S MADE IN IT. ))
SUPER=01-Gerald Joyce/A.B.C. Special Agent;
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Authorities arrested Harry Cousins of Pittsylvania County and Douglas Tyler of Rocky Mount on charges of manufacturing without a license.
Both were later released on bond.
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8Love


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The man from Dinwiddie County who was captured after a chase through two counties is charged with the murder of a former girlfriend.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke/March 6;


A Prince George County grand jury yesterday indicted 22-year-old Shawn Love on a charge of murdering Sayonara Mc-Laughlin.
Mc-Laughlin was shot three times on March fifth in her home.
The 21-year-old woman died five days later.
SUPER=04-March 5;


Love was arrested in Roanoke on the same day as the shooting after wrecking his car during a high speed chase with police.
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8Ochoa


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A judge has refuesed bond for a man charged with murder in Amherst.
It's the first murder there in nine years.
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SUPER=03-Amherst/Yesterday;


27 year old Juan Jose Ochoa (oh-KOE-a) waived his preliminary hearing yesterday in General District Court.
Judge Paul Whitehead refused to set bond for Ochoa, believing he might flee to his native Mexico if released.
Ochoa, who doesn't speak English, had to rely on an interpreter for the hearing.
Both sides say the language barrier has slowed the legal process.
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((WILLIAM MUNDY/ASST. PROSECUTOR: IT MAKES IT MORE DIFFICULT FOR EVERYONE BECAUSE YOU HAVE TO WAIT FOR THE TRANSLATOR TO TRANSLATE FROM ENGLISH TO SPANISH, THEN GET THE ANSWER FROM THE DEFENDANT OR WITNESS AND GET THE TRANSLATION BACK INTO ENGLISH.))
SUPER=01-William Mundy/Asst. Prosecutor; :00
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OUT Q=back into English.
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SUPER=04-February 19;


Ochoa is accused of shooting 22- year- old Jesus (hay-ZOOS) Martinez to death during an argument last month.
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8Highway-Fatality


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The Department of Motor Vehicles says Virginia had the lowest highway fatality rate last year since the state started keeping the statistic in 19-66.
The state's fatality rate was one- point- 28 per 100 million miles traveled last year.
The national rate was one-point-76.

8SchoolWatch


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It's the first day of spring.... although in southwest and central Virginia you wouldn't be able to tell by the weather.
Winter percipitation overnight has forced a few schools to alter their schedules this morning. Take Boards
(mel reads boards)



8Weather


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Looking at the forecast -
Today is going to be cold and windy. Live Line
A snow advisory is in effect for areas west of Wythe County.
3 to 5 inches of snow is expected to accumulate there.
Snow showers are likely in Roanoke, with no significant accumulation. ESS
Highs will be in the upper 30s today.
Tonight, it will be windy with more snow showers.
Overnight lows will around 30 degrees.
Tomorrow more flurries are possible with windy conditions. Highs will be in Warmer temperatures and sunshine return for the weekend. the 40s.