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7Stabbing

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A Roanoke woman is police custody this moring for allegedly stabbing a man to death last night.
It happened shortly before ten o'clock on Patterson Avenue.
Police say 41- year- old Joyce Ann Mohadess stabbed 40- year- old Thomas Earl Spivey (SPY-Vee) Junior in the chest.
Spivey was taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital, where he later died.

7Neglect


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Also in Roanoke, a severe case of child neglect.
Three children have been placed in foster care after police and Social Service workers found them living in unsanitary conditions.
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Wednesday they inspected a Harrison Avenue home and found two of the children wearing urine soaked pants.
Feces were found on the floor in several rooms.
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The children's parents have been charged with neglect.

7Ochoa-Trial


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In Amherst -- a Mexican migrant worker accused of gunning down a man in February says he acted in self defense.
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SUPER=03-Amherst/Yesterday; :00


27-year old Juan Jose Ochoa (oh-CHO-uh) is standing trial for the murder of
(HAY-zoos) Jesus Mendoza February 19th.
SUPER=03-Amherst/File Tape; :07


Witnesses say Ochoa shot Mendoza five times after accusing Mendoza of stealing money and property from him.
Prosecutors say Ochoa had no reason to fear for his life.
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((STARKE MUNDY/PROSECUTOR: COMMONWEALTH'S EVIDENCE WILL BE THAT THIS MAN RIGHT HERE SHOT HIM TWICE IN THE CHEST WITH AN AK- 47, AND AS HE SPUN AROUND OR TURNED AND FELL, SHOT HIM MORE TIMES IN THE BACK.))
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Flooding in the region from yesterday's heavy rainfall has forced some school systems to close today. take Schoolwatch.

7Bland-Flooding


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In addition to the school closings the National Weather service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for most of West Virginia and parts of Southwestern Virginia including Alleghany, Bath and Highland Counties.
If an inch and a half of rain falls within one hour in the watch area, flash flooding is likely.
Residents in Bland County are cleaning up from severe flooding yeserday.
Rocky Gap was the area hardest hit in the county.
Scott Prince has more.
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(( Rocky Gap has a rocky road ahead of it.
The Bland County town could not escape devastating flood waters... and now residents are knee deep in problems.
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((SHERRY TUPPER/FLOOD VICTIM: I JUST FEEL HELPLESS AND VERY SAD FOR THE REST. ))
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Just outside the town limits, on Interstate 77... hard rains caused a rock slide from a nearby quarry.
That had traffic backed up for nearly two miles.
But by far, the worst damage was in the heart of Rocky Gap...where water ripped through homes and vehicles.
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((SCOTT WASHER/FLOOD VICTIM: I JUST MOVED UP HERE FROM FLORIDA AND IT DOES GET BAD IN FLORIDA WHEN THERE'S HURRICANES COME THROUGH, BUT NOTHING LIKE THIS. NOTHING AS QUICK. ))
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((Long time residents of Rocky Gap say they've never seen anything like this.
Not this past winter... not even the Flood of '85.
Some attribute it to a recent surge in logging... which has left gaps in the mountains for water to run freely.)) end stand up
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There's no telling how long the clean up will take... but local officials are hoping things will get back to normal by the end of the week.
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((SHERIFF M.M. COX/BLAND COUNTY: IT WILL TAKE 2 TO 3 DAYS TO GET ALL OF THE BASEMENTS PUMPED OUT AND PEOPLE BACK IN THEIR HOMES. ))
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Right now it seems Rocky Gap residents are just thankful no one was injured in this Bland County flood.
They say they need to make the best of a bad situation... and muddle through.
Scott Prince, News 7, Bland County.))

7Weather


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Turning now to the forecast-
It's going to be a sunny day today with temperature highs in the 80s.
There is a chance of showers and thunderstorms this afternoon.

55Indoor-pot


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He's a man well known for his high-quality locally-grown marijuana.
Yesterday, Vic Layman was sentenced to serve almost five years in prison.
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Layman admitted he got carried away trying to make money by using his expertise as a plant grower.
His original expertise was growing Irises.
SUPER=90-Police Videotape;


But he graduated to marijuana, setting up indoor grow houses with sophisticated lighting devices to "force" the plants into production.
HE said his initial efforts were a "total failure."
Eventually he was SO successful, the government ended up confiscating 300-thousand dollars in cash in addition to a lot of his real estate.
One of Layman's property managers, (MA-jeed Kaush-ghad) Majid Khoshghad, was sentenced yesterday to serve 34 months.
Pot grower Bob Christenson got 18 months.
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Layman's partner, Joe Bennett Smith actually got a slightly longer sentence: 62 months, compared to 57 months for Layman.

55Ritalin


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The Roanoke City School Board has authoritized the expulsion of four students for mis-using Ritalin.
Ritalin is a prescription drug used to treat attention deficit disorder.
School officials say they DO NOT believe abuse of the drug has become a widespread problem in the schools.
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Because of laws protecting confidentiality, school officials declined to discuss specifics of the cases, but they say there is no evidence that abuse of Ritalin has become a problem of major proportions.
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((ANNIE HARMAN/EXECUTIVE FOR STUDENT SERVICES: THE GOOD THING ABOUT OUR KIDS IN ROANOKE CITY IS THAT THEY TELL ON EACH OTHER. AND SO IF IT BECOMES A PROBLEM, WE'VE HAD STUDENTS REPORTING ON STUDENTS, BECAUSE THEY ARE CONCERNED ABOUT THE HEALTH AND WELFARE OF THE OTHER STUDENTS.))
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Officials say school employees have administered Ritalin and other prescription drugs properly, but they are reviewing policies and procedures.
They hope to present their recommendations to the school board within a month.

55Riverside-Quickette


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The state is charging a Roanoke County convenience store with selling beer to minors.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./March 15;


The Alcoholic Beverage Control Board began an investigation of the Riverside Quickette after a fatal drunk-driving accident last winter.
A student at Glenvar High School bought some beer at the store,
SUPER=04-December 14, 1995; QUICK!!

and later struck and killed teacher Bonnie Kitts as she was out walking with her husband.
The store clerk admitted selling the beer to the boy, had even pled guilty in district court, but the judge dismissed the charges.
The A-B-C says the store sold beer to minors at least three times last December.
A hearing on the charges will be held in July.
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55Everest Rescue


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A former Roanoke Valley resident is one of those who recently survived a blizzard on Mount Everest.
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Charlotte Fox is is also a graduate of Hollins College.
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This latest trip was her fifth expedition as a mountain-climber...a feat that came as no surprise to one of her former classmates.
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((CAROLYN LAMOTTE - FORMER CLASSMATE SHE WAS ON THE LACROSSE TEAM AND SHE WAS ON THE HOCKEY TEAM AND I DON'T KNOW IF SHE DID TENNIS I THINK SHE WAS ON THE TRACK TEAM TOO. SHE WAS ALWAYS RUNNING...ALWAYS HAD FLUSHED CHEEKS BECAUSE SHE WAS ALWAYS DOING SOMETHING)).
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The climbers each paid sixty thousand dollars to tackle the world's highest peak.
They were climbing down the mountain when they ran into blizzard conditions.
Eight people in that expedition, including two Americans
It was the worst tragedy on Mount Everest since it was first conquered in 19-53.
Fox now lives in Aspen, Colorado where she works as a ski patroller...rescuing OTHERS from treacherous snowstorms.
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55SCHOOLWATCH


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Flooding in the region from yesterday's heavy rainfall has forced some school systems to close today. take Schoolwatch.

55Weather


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Turning now to the forecast-
It's going to be a sunny day today with temperature highs in the 80s.
There is a chance of showers and thunderstorms this afternoon.

8Stabbing


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A man is dead this morning and a woman in police custody after a stabbing in Roanoke last night.
It happened shortly before 10 o'clock on Patterson Avenue.
Police say 41- year- old Joyce Ann Mohadess stabbed 40- year- old Thomas Earl Spivey (SPY-Vee) Junior in the chest.
Spivey was taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital, where he later died.

8Neglect


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Three Roanoke children spent the night in foster care after police and Social Service workers found them living in unsanitary conditions.
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Wednesday authorities inspected a Harrison Avenue home and found two of the children wearing urine soaked pants.
Feces were found on the floor in several rooms.
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The children's 28-year old father is charged with child neglect.
Similar charges were also brought against the mother.
The children's bedridden grandmother was also found in the home.
She was transported to Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
The names of those involved have not been released.


8NRV-Flooding


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The National Weather service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for portions of Virginig and most of West Virginia.
In Virginia the watch area's include Alleghany, Bath and Highland Counties.
If an inch and a half of rain falls within one hour in these areas, flash flooding is likely.
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Cleanup can now begin where yesterday's heavy rainfall caused flooding.
A number of places yesterday were forced to evacuate, including the town of Pulaski.
Tracy Altizer has more.
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SUPER=01-Julian Prince/Flood Victim; :14
SUPER=03-Giles Co.; :19
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SUPER=03-Pulaski; :37
SUPER=01-Jake Blevins/Flood Victim; :46
SUPER=01-Brenda Warden/Flood Victim; :53
SUPER=01-Betty Steger/Pulaski Council Member; 1:10
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(( Once the water receded, Kellysville residents crept back to their homes to see what the East River failed to claim.
In some cases, there was little.
Julian Prince lost everything, but feels lucky he escaped his trailer with his life.
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((JULIAN PRINCE/FLOOD VICTIM: MY NEIGHBOR KNOCKED ON MY DOOR. THE WATER WAS COMING UP. I STEPPED OUT THE DOOR AND THEN THE TRAILER MOVED. ))
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Just a few miles across the border in Giles County, Wolf Creek was the culprit.
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((WHENEVER YOU DECIDE YOU WANT OUT LET US KNOW. ))
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Residents here know the dangers. They've experience it before, and know they will again.
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((JEFFERY EAST/FLOOD VICTIM: NO, I'M SURE IT'LL HAPPEN AGAIN. THIS IS ABOUT THE WORST I'VE SEEN, THIS TIME. ))
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In neighboring Pulaski, residents along Dora Highway are fed up with the predictability of Peak Creek.
This is the second time in four months water has threatened their homes.
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((JAKE BLEVINS/FLOOD VICTIM: I BEEN TO TOWN COUNCIL FOR ABOUT 18 YEARS TRYING TO GET THEM TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS BOTTLENECK WE HAVE DOWN HERE. ))
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((BRENDA WARDEN/FLOOD VICTIM: IT'S NASTY DOWN HERE. THEY SHOULD FIX IT WHERE THE WATER WILL NOT COME IN THESE PEOPLE'S YARDS AND RUIN OUR HOMES.))
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Town council is exploring a state program which helps relocate people in problem areas.
And it's asked the Army Corps of Engineers to look into corrective measures.
Even so, no one is making any promises.
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((BETTY STEGER/PULASKI COUNCIL MEMBER: THEY'RE TO MAKE A STUDY AND THEN THEY WILL COME BACK TO US WITH SOME RECOMMENDATIONS. AND OF COURSE THE BOTTOM LINE ON EVERYTHING IS ALWAYS MONEY. ))
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By late afternoon, the cleanup was well underway, as the streams retreated to their banks and residents returned to their homes. Tracy Altizer, News 7.))

8SCHOOLWATCH


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The flooding has forced some school systems to alter their schedules today. take Schoolwatch.

8Weather


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Turning now to the forecast-
It's going to be a sunny day today with temperature highs in the 80s. There is a chance of showers and thunderstorms this afternoon.