Virginia Tech's star quarterback is in legal trouble.
Blacksburg police say they arrested 23-year old Jim Druckenmiller, Jr, for
Officials say this is the result of an on going investigation of a fight
that occurred at a Blacksburg night spot last month.
The charges stem from Druckenmiller's alleged involvement in the beating of
Police arrested another player, George DelRicco, in connection with the
incident last month.
The standout linebacker is charged with assault and battery.
The police report states that Elko and Jesse Phillips suffered from
fractures to the face as a result of the fight.
Head Coach Frank Beamer declined to talk on camera.
The arrest of Druckenmiller comes on the heels of some other problems
concerning Tech players.
Tony Morrison and James Crawford are facing a civil suit from a former Tech
Christy Brzonkala filed suit after claiming the players raped her.
We will soon learn what Democrats will be battling for a U-S Senate seat.
Today Democrats all over the state held caucuses to pick delegates for the
state and local conventions.
Denise Allen has more.
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SUPER=07-Ben Tyree; :18
SUPER=07-Reginald Garman; :29
SUPER=07-Henry Tieleman; :49
SUPER=07-Jim Moore; 1:01
SUPER=01-Sandra Ryals/Sixth District Democrat; 1:12
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((Democrats across the state pledged support for the candidate they would
like to see be their party's nominee for the U-S Senate seat.
Former congress woman Leslie Byrne, former state party chairman Mark Warner
and Nancy Spanus are vying for the nomination.
Byrne and Warner have the edge.
((BEN TYREE: SHE LIKES TO BREAK THINGS DOWN ON A SIMPLE LEVEL WHERE THE VOTERS
KNOW WHAT SHE'S VOTING FOR AND WHY SHE'S VOTING FOR IT AND MOST POLITICIANS
DON'T DO THAT.))
((REGINALD GARMAN: HE FOR POLITICS THAT I THINK ARE VERY IMPORTANT AND I THINK
HE'S A VERY INTELLIGENT MAN. HE'LL REALLY MAKE A GOOD SENATOR.))
But some say they're casting their ballots for electibility rather than
((HENRY TIELEMAN: THE TWO CANDIDATES, THEIR IDEAS ARE VERY MUCH THE SAME BUT I
THINK MARK HAS A BETTER CHANCE.))
((JIM MOORE: SHE'S EXPERIENCED IN CONGRESS. SHE SERVED IN THE STATE
LEGISLATURE AND SHE'S ALSO SERVED IN THE U.S. CONGRESS.))
Ballots cast during these caucuses elect delegates for the state and local
((SANDRA RYALS/SIXTH DISTRICT CHAIRMAN: IT'S AN OPPORTUNITY FOR ALL WHO ARE
REGISTERED VOTERS TO HAVE A SAY IN THE SELECTION OF NOT ONLY THEIR PRESIDENT,
BUT ALSO THEIR SENATOR AS WELL AS THEIR HOUSE CONGRESSMAN.))
More caucuses are scheduled for Monday.
Officials say they should know who their nominee is next week.
They say that's when they'll turn their attention to defeating the
Denise Allen News 7.))
In these caucuses, delegates pledged their support for presidential
candidates as well.
Here is what the delegate picture looks like for the two caucuses we
In Roanoke City, 60 delegates were elected in support of Mark Warner.
Leslie Byrne received 20 alternate delegates.
In Montgomery County, the ninth district pledged all their support to Leslie
Byrne with 38 delegates.
19 alternates went to Mark Warner.
All of the delegates selected in these two caucuses support President
Delegates selected today may go on to be delegates at the state and national
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Motorola says its Virginia computer chip plant will be delayed at least a
Company officials say it's revised its plans for the three BILLION dollar
Goochland County facility.
Officials blame the delay on slowed growth in the chip business and recent
boosts in capacity at a plant in Austin, Texas.
Motorola bought the 230 acre site last year.
It will employ five-thousand people at full capacity.
The plant is expected to generate more the 500 MILLION dollars in tax
revenue in its first 20 years.
The Virginia Cavaliers closed out the bulk of their spring football
workouts today with the annual spring game.
Mike Stevens says the defense won the game 41 to 33 thanks to an area
player who is Taylor made to tackle.
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SUPER=01-George Welsh/UVa Head Coach; :41
SUPER=01-Anthony Poindexter/UVa Safety; :57(quick)
SUPER=01-Tiki Barber/2 Touchdowns; 1:17
SUPER=01-Aaron Brooks/UVa Sophmore Quarterback; 1:40
SUPER=01-Tim Sherman/UVa Senior Quarterback; 1:49
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