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The FBI wants to find the people in these photos- to help solve the Olympic
Students charged with hazing cut a deal.
Plus buying new fire trucks is firing up some controversy in Roanoke.
Clouds moved in early and now the rain heads in as well. The latest radar
pictures coming up.
Straight talk about sex!
A new video kit is now available for families.
We'll have a preview on Health Check.
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Even so- take a look at these photos- The FBI wants your help finding them.
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Good Evening I'm Jean Jadhon.
Federal agents are again turning to the public for help solving the Olympic
Today the FBI released a series of photographs-
They're hoping to find nine people in all- in hopes they may have some
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THOUSAND PIECE PUZZLE AND WE ARE SLOWING FILLING IT ALL IN. HOWEVER WE THINK WE
CAN MOVE MORE RAPIDLY IF WE PUT THIS INFORMATION OUT AND SEEK ADDITIONAL HELP
FROM THE PUBLIC.))
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Johnson stressed the people are not suspects- but they may have been in the
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right place at the right time to have seen something crucial.
The bomb exploded July 27th killing one woman and injuring more than 100
Rescuers are searching the New River in Fairlawn for the body of a person
who may have jumped or fallen off the Peppers Ferry Bridge.
This afternoon a witness reported seeing a man sitting on top of the bridge.
Another man sitting below, said he heard and saw a big splash, but couldn't
tell what had hit the water.
Rescue boats are dragging the river, but divers were unable to enter because
the currents were too dangerous.
Officials expect to call off the search at dark.
17 Roanoke College students charged with hazing cut a deal in court.
The hazing charges were dropped, in return for guilty or no contest pleas on
other charges, including trespassing and being drunk in public.
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The students were arrested after police found four young men face down in
Carvins Cove one night last month.
The students say "it was all part of a "bonding experience."
Prosecutor Skip Burkart says he dropped the hazing charges because no one
State law says hazing must involve physical injury.
The students will each have to do 40 hours of community service.
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Roanoke City Council will decide next week whether to buy two new fire
trucks called "quints."
But what city officials hoped would be a routine decision is now heating up
as a major controversy.
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Joe Dashiell has more on the story tonight. Joe what exactly is the
Jean, a quint combines the functions of a pumper and an aerial ladder truck
in one vehicle.
City officials say it's a more capable and versatile tool... but the
firefighters association says its the first step toward closing stations and
downsizing the department.
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EQUIPMENT PURCHASE ISSUE PERIOD. NOTHING MORE NOTHING LESS THAN JUST BUYING THE
BEST PIECE OF APPARATUS TO SERVE THIS COMMUNITY.))
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Roanoke fire chief Jim Grigsby says he wants to insure that the first
truck on the scene of a fire has the capability to fight the blaze.
Known as Quints because they combine five functions into one vehicle, the
trucks have been used for years by many communities including the city of
But firefighters believe the new trucks will lead to cuts in manpower, and
ultimately compromise safety.
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The Roanoke Firefighters Association is planning its own news conference
tomorrow... and members will be passing out leaflets door- to- door over the
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Jean, this issue will land in city council's lap Monday.
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Time now for sports--
Tonight at 10:20, right here on you Hometown Station, you can catch the
Virginia Cavaliers as they take on Iowa in the West Region Opener.
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Iowa Coach Tom Davis is a perfect 9 and OH in NCAA first round games and
while some say the hawkeyes deserved a higher seed, he, like Jeff Jones is just
happy to be at the dance.
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Before the Virginia-Iowa game tips off tonight in salt Lake City, North
Carolina gets the night festivities started against Fairfield at 7:30.
You'll also get some bonus coverage tonight of the Maryland - College of
Charleston game from Memphis.
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And don't forget Glenvar meets Floyd in the Group A state semi-finals of
boy's basketball tonight at 8:45 in Lynchburg.
Hi-lites of that for you on News 7 Primetime at 10.
Take care everybody.
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CBS says "Welcome Home" to Bryant Gumbel-
Gumbel is calling CBS his new home- where he'll anchor a new weekly
primetime magazine and produce specials.
Gumbel left NBC'S "Today"' show in January after 15 years.
((BRYANT GUMBEL/CBS NEWS: I'D BE LYING IF I SAID I WASN'T SOMEWHAT SAD AT
LEAVING A PLACE I CALL HOME FOR ABOUT A QUARTER CENTURY. I HAVE A LOT OF GOOD
FRIENDS OVER THERE THAT I WILL CONTINUE TO VIEW THEM AS FRIENDS.))
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Gumbel went on to say CBS is his new home and he's happy to be here.
He will reportedly make up to five million dollars a year.