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Straight ahead on News 7-
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A jury reaches a verdict for the man charged with murdering a Vinton family.
Sentencing today for the British Nanny-
And a haunted halloween underground.
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We are looking at rain for later tonight and tomorrow. Breezy conditions as well. More just ahead.

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Just because you might be hanging out with goblins and monsters tonight-
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you can still stay safe.
It's our annual report on Halloween safety.
Plus, picking through the goodies and picking the candy that's best for your teeth.
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The verdict is in- the first phase of sentencing complete- in the case of capital killer Earl Bramblett.
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Good evening, I'm Jean Jadhon.
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A Roanoke County jury has convicted the silk- screen printer on all counts... including capital murder.
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Keith Humphry has details in the Hodges murder case.
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The jury had been at it for nearly two weeks- -not counting the jury selection process.
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It took the jury less than three hours to convict... about 17 minutes to pick the maximum sentence on the NON-capital offenses.
It was a circumstantial case.
But the prosecutor apparently tied up all the loose ends to the jury's satisfaction.
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Bramblett had lived with the Hodges family.
The prosecutor believes Bramblett took time to take a shower and do his laundry there before, he set the house on fire in three separate places.
But nobody lived to say they saw him do it.
It took three years to bring the case to court.
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((IT WAS JUST A VERY TIME-CONSUMING PROCESS WHEN YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT A CIRCUMSTANTIAL EVIDENCE CASE. IT TAKES A LONG TIME TO GET IT TOGETHER AND GET IT DONE RIGHT.YOU KNOW WE WERE NOT COUNTING ON MR. BRAMBLETT MAKING ANY STATEMENTS OR MAKING ANY CONFESSIONS, SO THEREFORE WE KNEW WE GOING TO HAVE OUR ONE SHOT AND WE WANTED TO HAVE EVERYTHING IN ORDER.))
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((I THINK THE COMMONWEALTHS ATTORNEYS DID AN OUTSTANDING JOB IN PROSECUTING THE CASE. A WHOLE HOST OF POLICE AGENCIES DID AN ABSOLUTELY SUPERB JOB.))
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Randy Hodges- -one of Blaine Hodges FIVE brothers openly thanked the jury in court- -while court was still in session.
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That cost him his seat in the courtroom for the rest of the day's proceedings.
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Jean, the jury settled on multiple LIFE terms for the NON-capital offenses.
Jurors return Monday to consider whether Bramblett should live or die.

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A 19-year old Danville man who killed three of his neighbors was sentenced to death.
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Tina Tenret has been following Percy Lavar Walton's three-day sentencing phase.
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Walton told a fellow inmate he wanted to be known as a serial killer-- Commonwealth's Attorney Bill Fuller called Walton sadistic, ruthless and cold-blooded--
The judge agreed, and gave him the death penalty.
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(( Last November Percy Lavar Walton shot and killed Elizabeth Kendricks.
Then he shot her husband Jesse.
Police say Jesse's body was discovered with his hands clasped as if in prayer.
Walton also killed 33-year-old Archie Moore, he doused his body with cologne and stuffed it in a closet.
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((BILL FULLER/DANVILLE COMMONWEALTH'S ATTY: ALL THESE VICTIMS, THE KENDRICKS AND ARCHIE MOORE WERE IN THE ONE PLACE ALL OF US FELT WAS OUR CAPITAL, OUR CASTLE, THEIR HOME. THEY WERE NOT ON THE STREETS BOTHERING ANYBODY, THEY WERE IN THEIR HOME WHERE PEOPLE SHOULD FEEL SECURE.))
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The defense maintains Walton took responsibility for his crimes and did not deserve to die.
Judge James Ingram disagreed-- sentencing Walton to death, three life sentences plus 28 years in prison for robbery and firearms charges.))
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Throughout the first day of his sentencing Walton smirked, even laughed when the murders were detailed.
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Some of Kendricks' relatives say they traveled cross-country to find some closure-- some said Amen when the death penalty was announced.

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Life in prison for Louise Woodward-
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the nanny convicted of murdering 8 month old Matthew Eappen.
A judge handed down the mandatory life term.
But before sentencing, Matthews parents spoke.
His mother talked about the day Matty died- five days after he was in the hospital.
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((DEBORAH EAPPEN/MATTHEW'S MOTHER: MATTY DIED IN OUR ARMS SURROUNDED BY FAMILY INCLUDING HIS LOVING TWO AND HALF YEAR OLD BROTHER BRENDON. DESPITE HIS TUBES AND HIS IV'S AND THE SURGICAL DRESSING COVERING HIS HEAD, HE LOOKED TO ME LIKE A LITTLE PRINCE.)) 15:08:21 ((SUNIL EAPPEN/MATTHEW'S FATHER: I REALLY HOPE THAT SHE CAN FACE UP TO WHAT SHE HAS DONE AND GAIN FORGIVENESS.))
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Then Louise Woodward claimed her innocence one last time.
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((LOUISE WOODWARD: I JUST WOULD LIKE TO MAINTAIN MY INNOCNECE AND SAY I WOULD NEVER HURT MATTY. I NEVER DID HURT MATTY AND I DON'T KNOW WHAT HAPPENED TO HIM.))
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Woodward is eligible for parole in 15 years.
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State-wide candidates are canvassing the Commonwealth as unified tickets--
That story's ahead on NEWS-7 at FIVE--
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And Number 77- Lee Cook, who died earlier this month is remembered not just by the Pulaski County Cougars, but tonight's opponent the Patrick Henry Patriots.
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If you're pooch is looking a little puffy-- one company says it's got the answer.
Diet pills for dogs and cats... on Health Check. 2-SHOT
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Patrick Evans takes us below the surface tonight--
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His Halloween report comes from Dixie Caverns, stay tuned. cc sponsor
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Dozens of children on their way to school ended up in the hospital instead-
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A tractor-trailer slammed into a school bus this morning in Maryland.
The school bus driver was killed--30 children were hurt- none seriously.
The truck driver is charged with failing to yield the right of way and unsafe speed for the foggy conditions.
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The Democrats got a helping hand today from a former G-O-P governor.
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Linwood Holton said he could NOT endorse Republican Jim Gilmore for Governor calling his car tax cut a gimmick.
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Democrat Don Beyer and his ticketmates used Holton's words to try to generate some final weekend excitement.
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New polls show Beyer still lagging behind--but a lot of volatility in the races for lieutenant governor and attorney general.
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Meantime Gilmore isn't letting up as the campaign winds down.
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The entire GOP statewide ticket was in Lynchburg this afternoon, accompanying Governor Allen on a tour of the city's new Frito-Lay plant.
Gilmore shrugged off criticism of the car tax plan leveled by former Republican governor, Linwood Holton.
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((JIM GILMORE/R- CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR: I DON'T KNOW GOVERNOR HOLTON VERY WELL, HE WAS GOVERNOR WHEN I WAS BACK IN COLLEGE SO, I HAVEN'T HAD A CHANCE TO WORK WITH HIM IN GOVERNMENT VERY WELL. I BELIEVE MY VIEW IS TO STAND FOR THE PEOPLE OF VIRGINIA AND THE PEOPLE OF VIRGINIA WANT THIS CAR TAX CUT AND WHEN I'M GOVERNOR, I'M GOING TO DELIVER IT.))
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Gilmore says despite the polls, Republicans can't afford to be complacent.
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On this Halloween-- Patrick Evans takes us to a Haunted House underground.
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((PATRICK EVANS: TODAY WE HAVE SOMETHING SHOCKING FOR YOU, IT'S SPOOKY SPELUNKING COMING UP NEXT ON NEWS 7 AT FIVE, STAY TUNED.))
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Traditional haunted houses pale by comparison when you slip into the "Haunted Cave" at Dixie Caverns.
The diabolical Patrick Evans has the story.
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In tonight's ticker-- Mike has racing news from Phoenix for this weekend's Dura-Lube 500.
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Still ahead on Health Check-- Halloween may be pretty creepy-- but, you can still play it safe.
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Some survival tips for trick or treater's out on the prowl.
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Coming up in about 40 minutes on NEWS-7 at SIX-- Our political profiles continue...with a look at the two women who hope to follow in the footsteps of Joyce Crouch.
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Democrat Kaye Lipscomb and Republican Kathy Byron are battling for the open seat in the 22nd House District.
Byron has been endorsed by Crouch, but Lipscomb says voters shouldn't be swayed by that.
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((KAYE LIPSCOMB/D- HOUSE OF DELEGATES CANDIDATE: THERE'S SOME INTEGRITY ISSUES ATTACHED TO MRS. BYRON THAT IF WERE JOYCE, I WOULD BE VERY CONCERNED ABOUT.)) ((KATHY BYRON/R- HOUSE OF DELEGATES CANDIDATE: YOU WOULD JUST HOPE TO KEEP TO THE ISSUES, AND I'M JUST VERY SAD THAT WE HAD TO GET AWAY FROM THE ISSUES AND GET INTO PERSONAL ATTACKS.))
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Steve Smallshaw has their stories tonight at Six. dissolve to full screen
And Tuesday, check out our continuous coverage-- with updates throughout the evening, an hour-long special beginning at 9-- along with a complete wrapup on NEWS-7 at 11.
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This fright night ghosts and goblins are roaming the streets in search of candy.
But sometimes those streets can be dangerous,
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so News 7's Tonya Flory joins us with some options to knocking on neighborhood doors.
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Connie we're at the Tanglewood Mall where they say the only dangers trick-or-treaters are facing are a mouthful of cavities.
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But this Halloween the Roanoke police will have help detecting criminal activity...a group of citizens are on spook partol...using cell phones.
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Pre-Pro
And here's some advise from the Roanoke Police Department on how to have a safe Halloween: -Masks and wigs should be worn so they don't obstruct children's sight. -Costumes should be flame retardent. -Wear light colored clothing or reflector tape.
--Don't eat candy until you get home and your parents check it...look for small pinholes or loosley wrapped candy. --Eat a snack before going out...then you won't be tempted to eat candy while your trick-or-treating. --And report anything suspicious to police. And if you want to really play it safe there are alternatives such as throwing a halloween party, haunted houses and mall stores giving out candy and having ghostly games and prizes.))
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Coming up on NEWS-7 at 6...the costume contest will get underway here.
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So you still have time to get down and enter the contest. it starts right at 6:00.

5-Candy


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Of course, safety is of the utmost importance-- but raking in some good loot, well... for some kids, that's right up there.
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Still, don't forget not to let all those Halloween goodies wreak havoc on your teeth.
Dentists say the worst candies are the sticky ones-- like tootsie rolls, gummy bears and lollipops...those candies are in contact with your teeth for the longest time.
And all that sugar ends up in the grooves of the teeth.
But chewing gum may actually help PREVENT cavities-- because it stimulates the flow of saliva.
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((DR. MARVIN BERMAN/PEDIATRIC DENTIST: THE MORE THE SALIVA FLOWS, THE BETTER IT IS TOO BECAUSE THE SALIVA HELPS TO WASH AWAY ALL THAT FOOD. ))
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Chocolate may not be as bad for your pearly whites as once thought.
Researchers say chocolate has an enzyme that prevents sugars from turning into acids that can eat through enamel.

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Another diet pill that promises a quick fix...but this one isn't for people.
It's for pets!
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A California company says it has a tablet for cats and dogs that will help them lose three percent of their body fat in just a few weeks.
The Pet Trim Diet Pill- uses natural food supplements that supposedly boost metabolism, and cut fat.
44-percent of dogs, and up to 25-percent of cats are overweight-- putting them at risk for heart and liver disease, diabetes, arthritis and other serious medical conditions.
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2-shot-toss
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TIme now for sports--Patrick Henry and Pulaski County square off tonight in Roanoke....
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It is expected to be an emotional night at Victory Stadium-- here's Mike.

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Good afternoon everyone, welcome to your Halloween Ticker
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Tonight on Friday Football Extra;Puaslii plays Patrick Henry at Victory stadium in the first game for the Cougars since the death of lineman Lee Cook. DOUBLE BOX/MIKE AND STEVE
Steve Mason joins us from Victory Stdaium; where Lee died 2 weeks ago. Steve.
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Mike, the cause of death remains a mystery at this time. One thing we do
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the Cougars and other football teams and schools have become much closer and stronger becuae of this tragedy.
Tonight, the Cougars are going to give it their best effort for their fallen teamate.
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Before kick off tonight, Patrick Henry officals will present the Cook Family a 500 dollar check for the Lee Cook Football Scholarship Fund. Game time is 7:30.

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The last week of October continues to be the week of weeks for Bobby Hamilton and the STP Pontiac.
On Monday, he won the rain delayed AC Delco 400.
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And today out in Phoenix he went out on the desert track and won the pole with a lap at 131 point 579 miles an hour.
But as you know, car owner Richard Petty refuses to display the Busch Beer decal on his car so, Hamilton will again pass on the Bud Shootout in Daytona and give that honor to outside pole winner Jimmy Spencer.
Rick Mast had one his best qualifying efforts fob the year with the 5th fastest time.
Here's the top 25. wipe to qualifying chyron
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Bobby Labonte//5. Rick Mast//;

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Jarrett//10. Lake Speed//;

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Martin//15. Brett Bodine//;

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Waltrip//20. Steve Grissom//

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Pressley//25. Ernie Irvan//
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Finally Tonight--
A look back six years...
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Connie Stevens has been a vital part of the News-7 family since 1991-- this is her last newscast with us.
Connie made the transition from radio to television with grace and style.. in fact we haven't been able to track down any bloopers.
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We all at WDBJ wish her the best.ANCHOR=Jean

Thanks for watching NEWS-7 at fIVE.. good night. ANCHOR=Jean