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7Flooding


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Heavy rains overnight have caused some flash flooding in our area.
A number of schools have adjusted their schedules due to the water.
All the school information can be found at the bottom of your screens.
Police are asking motorists to use caution on the roads.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./This Morning;


Some homes off of Palm Valley have already seen some flooding problems this morning.
Police advise calling the power company and the rescue and fire squad if any indoor flooding rises to the level of your electrical box.
Palm Valley, Dent Road and Darby Road are impassible due to high water.
Authorities caution against trying to drive through high water.
The rain should taper off later tonight.
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75-Roanoke-Murder


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A South Roanoke teenager faces a murder charge after a shooting Tuesday night.
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Fifteen- year- old Juwan Hale allegedly shot 20- year- old Michael Jermaine Andrews in the driveway of Hale's house.
The two are distant cousins. Andrews' parents say he got a call from Hale and drove to his house a few blocks away.
A neighbor told police Andrews hit Hale in the face before the shooting.
Andrews graduated from Patrick Henry High School last year... The head of the school's art department knew him well, and says Andrews was not the kind of person to seek out a violent confrontation.
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((FLETCHER NICHOLS/PATRICK HENRY ART DEPT.; I KNOW THAT THESE KINDS OF VIOLENT BEHAVIORS SOMETIMES BECAME A PART OF HIS LIFE BECAUSE OF FRIENDS THAT HE HUNG OUT WITH OR NEIGHBORS OR WHATEVER, BUT HE NEVER WANTED TO DO THOSE KINDS OF THINGS, HE NEVER WANTED TO LIVE THAT KIND OF LIFESTYLE, AND THAT'S WHY HE SPENT A LOT OF TIME WITH PEOPLE WHO HAD NON-VIOLENT BEHAVIORS HERE AT SCHOOL))
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If a judge upholds the charges at a preliminary hearing later this month, Hale will be charged as an adult.
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7E-Jessie


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Testimony in the trial of Kenneth Jessie grew even darker yesterday as former inmates at the Dickenson County jail
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SUPER=03-Christiansburg;

were called to testify about a disturbing question posed to them by their fellow inmate Jessie. Kenneth Jessie is the 35- year- man old accused of killing his four- year- old stepdaughter, Annie Leftwich.
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He was arrested last spring after the child, who was covered with bruises and scrapes, died in the family's Dickenson County home.
Prosecutors say Annie was gagged to death after something was placed in her mouth.
The inmates were asked to recall a conversation they allegedly had with Kenneth.
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((PATRICK MULLINS/PROSECUTION WITNESS:I WAS JUST TALKING ABOUT, ANNIE, AND STUFF, AND HE TOLD ME THAT. ASKED ME COULD THEY TRACE IF YOU HAD ORAL SEX WITH THE BABY. ))
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Annie's mother, Elizabeth, pleaded guilty to second degree murder.
Yesterday she testified Kenneth repeatedly whipped Annie and imprisoned her for days at a time as punishment for bed wetting.
She says the day Annie died her nude body was taped to her urine soaked bed.
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7Weather


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A stormy Thursday is on tap for today. Look for rain to continue throughout the day amid very mild temperatures...

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45Flooding


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TAPE#97-94
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The rain continues to fall over the region and that is creating some flooding problems.
A number of schools have been closed or delayed this morning because of the flooding, News 7 will display them for you throughout the morning.
Meantime, Police are asking motorists to use caution on the roads.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./This Morning;


They advise calling the power company and the rescue and fire squad if any indoor flooding rises to the level of your electrical box.
Palm Valley, West River, Dent Road and Darby Road are impassible due to high water.
Authorities caution against trying to drive through high water.
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455-Roanoke-Murder


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A South Ronaoke teen may be charged as an adult following a shooting earlier this week.
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Tuesday night, fifteen- year- old Juwan Hale allegedly shot 20- year- old Michael Jermaine Andrews in the driveway of Hale's house.
The two are distant cousins. Andrews' parents say he got a call from Hale and drove to his house a few blocks away.
A neighbor told police Andrews hit Hale in the face before the shooting.
Andrews graduated from Patrick Henry High School last year... The head of the school's art department knew him well, and says Andrews was not the kind of person to seek out a violent confrontation.
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((FLETCHER NICHOLS/PATRICK HENRY ART DEPT.; I KNOW THAT THESE KINDS OF VIOLENT BEHAVIORS SOMETIMES BECAME A PART OF HIS LIFE BECAUSE OF FRIENDS THAT HE HUNG OUT WITH OR NEIGHBORS OR WHATEVER, BUT HE NEVER WANTED TO DO THOSE KINS OF THINGS, HE NEVER WANTED TO LIVE THAT KIND OF LIFESTYLE, AND THAT'S WHY HE SPENT A LOT OF TIME WITH PEOPLE WHO HAD NON-VIOLENT BEHAVIORS HERE AT SCHOOL))
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If a judge upholds the charges at a preliminary hearing later this month, Hale will be charged as an adult.
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45E-Car-Tax


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Jim Gilmore ran for Governor on the promise of getting rid of the car tax.
Now that he's set to take office, Gilmore is admitting abolishing the car tax may cost much more than he estimated.
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But Gilmore said through a spokesman yesterday that only as governor-elect has he been able to get more accurate numbers on which to base the plan's cost.
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((JIM CAMPBELL/VA. ASSOC. OF COUNTIES: WE CERTAINLY TRIED TO WARN THEM THAT THE NUMBERS WERE QUITE LOW. HE SHOULD HAVE BEEN ABLE TO GET HOLD OF THE BETTER NUMBERS. OR HE COULD HAVE TAKEN OUR ADVICE ON THE PROCESS.))
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Gilmore's spokesman says he's still "one hundred percent committed" to the car tax cut.

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8Flooding


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Heavy rain is hampering the morning commute.
Police are asking motorists to use caution on the roads.
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They advise calling the power company and the rescue and fire squad if any indoor flooding rises to the level of your electrical box.
Palm Valley, Dent Road and Darby Road are impassible due to high water.
Authorities caution against trying to drive through high water.
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8E-Jessie


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It's possible lawyers could wrap up their defense of Kenneth Jessie today.
Yesterday in the trial, testimony came from some former Dickenson County inmates who took the stand in the murder case.
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Jessie's the 35- year- man old accused of killing his four- year- old stepdaughter, Annie Leftwich.
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He was arrested last spring after the child, who was covered with bruises and scrapes, died in the family's Dickenson County home.
Prosecutors say Annie was gagged to death after something was placed in her mouth.
The inmates were asked to recall a conversation they allegedly had with Kenneth.
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((PATRICK MULLINS/PROSECUTION WITNESS:I WAS JUST TALKING ABOUT, ANNIE, AND STUFF, AND HE TOLD ME THAT. ASKED ME COULD THEY TRACE IF YOU HAD ORAL SEX WITH THE BABY. ))
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Four- year- old Annie's mother, Elizabeth, pleaded guilty to second degree murder.
Yesterday she testified Kenneth repeatedly whipped Annie and imprisoned her for days at a time as punishment for bed wetting.
She says the day Annie died her nude body was taped to her urine soaked bed.
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85-Roanoke-Murder


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A 15-year old in South Roanoke faces a murder charge after his cousin was fatally shot Tuesday night.
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Juwan Hale allegedly shot 20- year- old Michael Jermaine Andrews in the driveway of Hale's house Tuesday evening.
The two are distant cousins. Andrews' parents say he got a call from Hale and drove to his house a few blocks away.
A neighbor told police Andrews hit Hale in the face before the shooting.
Andrews graduated from Patrick Henry High School last year... The head of the school's art department knew him well, and says Andrews was not the kind of person to seek out a violent confrontation.
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((FLETCHER NICHOLS/PATRICK HENRY ART DEPT.; I KNOW THAT THESE KINDS OF VIOLENT BEHAVIORS SOMETIMES BECAME A PART OF HIS LIFE BECAUSE OF FRIENDS THAT HE HUNG OUT WITH OR NEIGHBORS OR WHATEVER, BUT HE NEVER WANTED TO DO THOSE KINS OF THINGS, HE NEVER WANTED TO LIVE THAT KIND OF LIFESTYLE, AND THAT'S WHY HE SPENT A LOT OF TIME WITH PEOPLE WHO HAD NON-VIOLENT BEHAVIORS HERE AT SCHOOL))
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If a judge upholds the charges at a preliminary hearing later this month, Hale will be charged as an adult.
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