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A domestic dispute in Bedford got so enflamed, a man set his own house on fire, killing himself.
We'll have a LIVE report from Moneta.
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ANCHOR=Keith


We'll also have the story of not one but TWO people from Franklin County who are Grammy nominees headed to New York tomorrow. Sports-Head
ANCHOR=Mike


Tonight in sports, Virginia Tech and UVa are set to rock the Richmond Coliseum tonight at eight.
I'll get you set for tonight's game as we check in with Bill Foster and Curtis Staples.
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Plus, a knee injury will keep Roanoke Express goalie Dave Gagnon from playing in tonight's game with Hampton Roads.
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After a very pleasant day, clouds and showers are on the way in our Wednesday forecast.

Bedford-Fire


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-3
GRAPHIC=Fatal Fire


Bedford County authorities say a domestic dispute sparked a deadly fire that claimed the life of one man this morning.
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Steve Smallshaw is with police and fire crews, who are still mopping up at the scene on Route 25 near Moneta.
Steve do investigators have a pretty good idea of what happened?
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Hazing-Arrests


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6p
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TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=Roanoke College


Some Roanoke College students are in trouble for allegedly taking part in a hazing ceremony.
This morning Roanoke County police arrested 13 students and four former students on various charges, after an incident at Carvins Cove.
Officers found four students, blindfolded, lying face down in four to six inches of water.
The police were told this was part of an exercise in bonding and learning to trust each other.
No one was hurt.
All 17 people were charged with trespassing, ten with hazing and four with being drunk in public.
College officials are investigating, for possible violations of the student conduct code.

Cruz


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#97-10
GRAPHIC=Javier Cruz


Not one- -but TWO- -convicted drug traffickers have been living in our midst.
We've told you about Javier Cruz, the convicted killer and drug runner who became a government informant.
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The high- profile nightclub he ran on 419 may have made him a much more visible member of the community... certainly more so than federal authorities would have liked.
Cruz lived in the Clearbrook area of the county for four years, but he was not the only highly- placed drug informant in town.
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Drug Enforcement Officials say Leo Rivera-Ruiz had been the Cali Cartel's cocaine connection in New York City.
He shipped thousands of kilos of coke at a time. Cruz actually worked for Rivera.
Once they were in custody, the pair was housed in special quarters atop the county jail.
The Sixth Floor happens to have just two cells.
In order to re-establish contact with their suppliers, the government set up a high-tech telephone line for Rivera and Cruz.
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Over six years, they processed 47-million dollars in drug profits... keeping a commission of six or seven percent... that helped pay for the investigation.
Javier Cruz was bailed out and sent to Columbia where he set up a import export business.
He sent home pictures of drug traffickers loading submarines to smuggle cocaine into this country.
The government credits Rivera and Cruz with an enormous windfall of drug trafficking intelligence.
But was it worth the risk to the Roanoke community?
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((THERE WAS NEVER ANY HARM TO ANY INDIVIDUAL. BOTH OF THESE INDIVIDUALS OPERATED SAFELY, NEITHER INVITING THAT KIND OF VIOLENT ACTIVITY.... And yet Mr. Gruden pointed out these are ruthless individuals, the folks who are in charge of this operation, and so it would stand to reason they would have reason to be ruthless here. THAT'S CERTAINLY TRUE ANY PLACE IN THE COUNTRY.))
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ANCHOR=Keith
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About half of the 41 newly- indicted suspects are still in Columbia.

Nelson-Body


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#96-109
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Authorities in Nelson County are still trying to identify a body found in a burning car.
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Deputies found a car on fire yesterday afternoon on a logging road near Wingina (win-JY-nuh).
A body was in the driver's seat of the two-door hatchback.
The sheriff says the fire appeared to have been set; there was a five-gallon tank of gas in the car.
An autopsy was scheduled for today but the results have not been released.
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HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Keith
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Still to come on News 7 At Six-- what's missing in many households and how does it hurt kids?
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Also the Grammys are tomorrow night, right here on W-D-B-J. Tonight we'll tell you about some local nominees who will be making the trip to the Big Apple.
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Wiley


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=eea
TAPE#96-110
GRAPHIC=Cepada Wiley


Cepada Wiley no longer faces a first degree murder charge.
Judge Robert Doherty threw the charge out this afternoon, saying the Commonwealth had not proven premeditation.
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Wiley has never denied killing Jesse Ferguson last July fourth, but says he shot Ferguson to protect himself and his brother Ron.
Witnesses today testified Ferguson had a violent nature and attacked the Wiley brothers when he found Ron with his ex-girlfriend.
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Closing arguments are now underway and the jury could get the case shortly.
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McDonalds


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-4
GRAPHIC=None


Two employees and a customer at a Roanoke McDonald's feared the worst-- after they were momentarily trapped inside the restaurant with an armed stranger.
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Right after the McDonald's on Franklin Road locked up around eleven last night, a customer went into the bathroom and found a man inside.
The man pointed a handgun at him.
While the customer struggled to escape, the gun went off.
The gunman came out of the bathroom waving the weapon.
He fled through the drive- up window.
Police say no one was hurt and no money was taken.
The man with the handgun hasn't been found.
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Eagle-Rock


ANCHOR=keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-106
GRAPHIC=None


It appears Botetourt County officials are bridging the gap between themselves and the Virginia Department of Transportation.
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At stake-- the Eagle Rock bridge...known as 43-Y.
A few weeks ago, VDOT supplied the Board of Supervisors with a plan to save the structure.
It called for the county to chip in AT LEAST one and a quarter million dollars to fix it ... plus fund repairs to the 7- 27 bridge in Iron Gate.
But County Administrator Jerry Burgess says VDOT has agreed to drop the Iron Gate stipulation.
The board is expected to vote on the proposal next month.
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Fatherhood


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6 p.m.
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#97-2
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Many childhood development experts say growing up without a dad has a negative impact on kids.
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The Virginia Fatherhood Campaign is hoping to bring the traditional male role model back into the home.
The group held a forum in Roanoke today.
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((DR. DOUG LARSEN/CENTRAL SHENANDOAH HEALTH DIST.: WHEN YOU HAVE 40- PERCENT OF ALL THE CHILDREN GOING TO BED EACH NIGHT WITHOUT A FATHER IN THE HOME, AND ALL THE SOCIAL AND HEALTH CONSEQUENCES THAT COME FROM THAT-- IT'S A HUGE PROBLEM. ))
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Those taking part in the forum plan to bring the area's religious, medical and business leaders together to work on possible solutions.
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Stocks


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
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The stock market kept climbing today.
The Dow gained 30 points, closing at seven thousand 38.
NASDAQ was UP three points.
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Grammies


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-104
GRAPHIC=Grammy Awards


When Madison Square Garden hosts the Grammy Awards tomorrow night, western Virginia will have a stake in the competition.
In fact, TWO men from Franklin County are hoping to collect the highest honor from the recording industry.
Joe Dashiell reports on the local connection.
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((Tracy Chapman is hoping to collect a Grammy.
So is Tim Austin.
The group Smashing Pumpkins is still in the running.
And So is Dale Perry.
Austin and Perry may not have aisle seats Wednesday Night, but they will be in the audience as nominees for two different Grammy Awards.
Tim and Debbie Austin run Doobie Shea studios near Boones Mill. The first project on their own label, and the last bluegrass recording before their old studio burned to the ground... "The Stanley Tradition" has been a blessing.
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Dale Perry plays bass for Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver, nominated in the Southern Gospel Category.
The band has won many national bluegrass awards, but this would be their first grammy.
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The competition in both categories is tough...
but both Austin and Perry say they're honored to be included among the best of the recording industry.
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Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
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Coming up tonight in sports, the Express hits the ice tonight with its not net minder, Lynchburg College feels like a winner despite losing a chance to play in the NCAA tournament,
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And the NCAA and NIT events are keeping a close eye on tonight's battle for bragging rights in Richmond.
A preview of tonight's UVa - Virginia Tech game right after this.
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S-UVA


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#BB97-3
GRAPHIC=TECH/UVA


The Richmond Coliseum is the place to be tonight if you're a college basketball fan in this state.
At eight this evening Virginia and Virginia Tech hook up in their annual battle for Commonwealth bragging rights.
It's a love-hate relationships between the players on these two teams.
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One of those big inside players is freshman Colin Ducharme a freshman from Richmond, who will be making a Homecoming appearance tonight.
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And don't forget the only place you can watch the game tonight is right here on Your Hometown Station.
The 111 meeting between the two schools tips off at eight right here on WDBJ.
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ANCHOR=Mike
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Virginia believes it needs to beat Tech tonight and Maryland on Saturday to lock up an NCAA invitation before the ACC tournament.
Tech needs win tonight and probably one more to have a shot at the NIT.

S-Women


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-23
GRAPHIC=ATLANTIC 10


The Virginia Tech women's basketball team has had a rough year winning 9 games and losing 20, but the team got some good news today when Renee Maitland was named the Atlantic 10's most improved player.
She led the Hokies in rebounding.
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Also, super freshman Kim Seaver, who set the Lady Hokies all-time freshman scoring record this season was named to the six member all-freshman team.
The Lady Hokies open the A-10 tournament tonight in St. Bonaventure.
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S-ODAC


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#BB97-4
GRAPHIC=ODAC


The Hampden-Sydney Tigers wrapped up the ODAC championship and a trip to the NCAA's last night with a dominating 102-to-70 win over Lynchburg College.
But for Lynchburg just making it to the final was reward enough.
Before this year, the Hornets hadn't won a game in the tournament in a decade.
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S-Tourney


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=TOURNEY TIME


The area is flooded tonight with high school regional action in both volleyball and high school basketball.
Games are taking place tonight from Wytheville to Danville.
Be sure to join me later tonight for scores and highlights from the first round of regional play.
We'll have the highlights of six games for you tonight on the late news.

S-Express


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#st5-26
GRAPHIC=EXPRESS/HAMPTON


The Roanoke Express is back in the Roundhouse tonight skating against the second place
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Hampton Roads Admirals in a seven o'clock face off at the Civic Center. Roanoke comes into the game 11 points behind the Admirals in the East Division standings. And tonight they will be without
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goaltender Dave Gagnon who is nursing an injured right knee he banged up Sunday in Mississippi.
Gagnon is listed as day-to-day.
Larry Moberg gets the start in net tonight in Gagnon's place.
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S-Woodson


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#RS96-1
GRAPHIC=STEELERS


So far the off season has been an interesting one for the PIttsburgh Steelers and their free agents.
They were able to keep Jerome Bettis but lost Chad Brown. As for pro-bowler Rod Woodson they were uncertain whether he would stay or go.
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Well, he now may not have a much of a choice.
The PIttsburgh Post Gazette is reporting today that Woodson had knee surgery some time in the past two weeks for an undisclosed problem.
The surgery could hurt his value on the free agent market.
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Korean-Dancers


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#97-7
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The Roanoke Valley is getting a glimpse of Korean culture this week.
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A group of performers from Roanoke's Sister City of Wonju is touring the area.
The dancers and drummers in traditional costumes have been a big hit at local schools.
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