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7E-Hillsville-Fire


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A house fire in Carroll County kills the homewoners and destroyed the home.
David Johnson has the story.
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((Family members are mourning the loss of Rush Edmonds.
One of Edmonds' daughters, who lives close by, was on the scene shortly after fire crews arrived.
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((GENNIVEV GOAD/VICTIM'S DAUGHTER; THE FIREMEN, THEY WERE CLOSE TO THE HOUSE AND THERE WAS FIRE ALL OVER. I TOLD THEM, I SAID OVER THERE IS MY DADDY'S BEDROOM. I SAID THAT HE'D BE THERE OR HE ALWAYS STAYED IN THIS ROOM HERE.))
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Edmonds lived alone and was the only person in the house at the time of the fire.
Officials say the blaze was not easily extinguished and that Edmonds may have tried to handle it himself.
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((JANE PULIDO/VICTIM'S DAUGHTER; THERE WAS A FIRE EXTINGUISHER LAYING CLOSE TO HIM. THAT MAYBE HE HAD TRIED TO PUT IT OUT AND THE SMOKE GOT TO HIM BEFORE HE COULD GET OUT.))
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((J.B. GARDNER/HILLSVILLE FIRE INV.; IT TOOK US ABOUT FOUR HOURS INITIALLY TO PUT IT OUT AND WE'VE SENT CREWS BACK OUT HERE TWICE SO FAR AND THERE'S STILL SPOTS IN IT THAT ARE STILL BURNING.))
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Fire officials say the fire was probably accidental.
They suspect Edmonds spilled some kerosene while trying to fill a heater next to his kitchen stove.
It's possible a spark set off a chain reaction which burned the house down. STAND-UP/12:04:31 DAVID JOHNSON/REPORTING; WHILE IT HAS NOT BEEN DETERMINED HOW RUSH EDMONDS DIED, FAMILY MEMBERS SAY DOCTORS SPECULATE IT MAY HAVE BEEN FROM SMOKE INHALATION AND THAT HE MAY ALSO HAVE HAD A HEART ATTACK. MR. EDMONDS, FATHER TO FOUR, GRANDFATHER TO EIGHT AND GREAT GRANDFATHER TO ONE, WOULD HAVE BEEN 78 ON TUESDAY. DAVID JOHNSON, NEWS 7, CARROLL COUNTY.))
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7E-Lynchburg-shooting


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A shooting in Lynchburg early yesterday morning sent one man to the hospital.
Police found 22- year- old Vincent E. Johnson at the intersection of 10th and Fillmore.
He remains in critical condition at Lynchburg General Hospital.
Investigators are asking anyone who knows anything about the shooting to call them.

7E-Smashed-Windows


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The windows of a gas station in Roanoke were shattered yesterday during an apparent attempted robbery.
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The owners of Bennington Chevron on Brandon Avenue say a man carrying a bag with bones, a double-egded razor and other items allegedly attempted to steal the frame of a race car out of the business.
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((CHIP BENNINGTON/BENNINGTON CHEVRON; HE SAID THAT SKELETONS IN THE GAS STATION WERE KEEPING HIM FROM TAKING HIS CAR HOME. HE WAS TRYING TO BREAK THE WINDOWS OUT OF THE STATION TO FREE THE SKELETONS SO HE COULD GET WHAT HE WANTED.))
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The suspect, whose name is not being released, did about eight-thousand dollars damage in breaking about three dozen windows. No one was injured.
The man was arrested and charged with felony property damage.
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7Weather


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45Better-Government


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One group is still determined to have a Roanoke government that responds more to its citizens.
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"Citizens for Better Representation" will elaborate its intentions at a news conference tomorrow.
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((DR. LISA WILSON-FARTHING/CBR PRESIDENT; WE ARE GOING TO ANNOUNCE OUR FORMATION. GIVE AN OVERVIEW OF OUR POLICIES AND PHILOSOPHIES AND OF WHAT WE'LL BE LOOKING FOR. SEEING IF WE CAN GET SOME MORE CITIZEN INVOLVEMENT. SOME MORE HELP AND IDEAS.))
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C-B-R says it is willing to endorse council candidates who respond and address citizen issues and who includes residents in the political process.
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45E-Abed-preview


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Testimony began last week in the trial of the alleged Abed crime family.
The trial will resume this week.
Keith Humphry has a summary of what's happened so far, and a preview of what's ahead.
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Standup at 3:32:25 (( Between bad weather and a lengthy jury selection process, the first week of the trial included just one day of actual testimony.
Trial resumes Tuesday, as evidence continues on the Thirteenth Street fires.
There were two fires here the same day.
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standup at 3:46:35 (( The Corner Store was firebombed before dawn January 13th, three years ago.
That same night two people died in an apartment fire just four doors down the street. And they thought they knew who had set this fire.
On Friday one of the Abed co-defendants told the jury how he and three of the Abed family members planned and executed this first arson.
Richard Chisholm also said he'd been told later not to worry about witnesses.))
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At some point the prosecution will have to address the fact that the fire marshal originally ruled the apartment fire an accident.
Several people saw Todd Thomas literally point the finger at the owner of the Speedway Mart.
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((DO YOU REMEMBER WHAT TODD'S WORDS WERE? NAH, JUST LIKE I TOLD THEM IN THE COURTROOM, IT WAS SOMETHING TO THE EFFECT THAT HE POINTED OVER THERE AND SAID, "YOU DID IT." YOU KNOW.))
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The owner of the Speedway Mart allegedly paid $2,000 to have the Corner Store burned to discourage competition.
The government will present evidence that Rod Abed tried to buy an alibi from a convicted firebug.
Keith Humphry NEWS 7.))

45Youth-Center


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Students are already getting some extra help with homework thanks to an inter- denominational ministry.
Now, it's opening a youth center.
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"Straight Street" provides teens with a safe place to hang out on Saturday nights, but the center isn't all about fun and games.
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((KEITH FARMER/STRAIGHT STREET EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR; WE'D LIKE TO KEEP THE PLACE OPEN ALL THE TIME AND OUR GOAL IS TO HAVE IT OPEN FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHTS AS THE YOUTH CENTER. MONDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHTS AS THE TUTORING CENTER. RIGHT NOW WE'RE OPEN MONDAY NIGHTS TO OFFER TUTORING TO TEENAGERS WITH WHATEVER SUBJECT THAT THEY NEED AND THE TUTORING IS FOR FREE.))
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The center will soon have a computer lab at its disposal.
But, Farmer says they're in need of additional volunteers so they can help more students on a regular basis.
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45Weather


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A mixture of rain and snow is falling across the viewing area this morning, effecting some schools.
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8CarrollCo-Fatal


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A Hillsville man died when his house caught fire--
Officials believe a kerosene heater may be to blame.
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Rush Edmonds lived in this house alone. Investigators suspect Edmonds spilled fuel while trying to fill a heater next to his kitchen stove.
Family members suspect Edmonds may have tried dousing the fire himself before succumbing to a blaze that took more than half a day to put out.
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((JANE PULIDO/VICTIM'S DAUGHTER; THERE WAS A FIRE EXTINGUISHER LAYING CLOSE TO HIM. THAT MAYBE HE HAD TRIED TO PUT IT OUT AND THE SMOKE GOT TO HIM BEFORE HE COULD GET OUT. J.B. GARDNER/HILLSVILLE FIRE INV.; IT TOOK US ABOUT FOUR HOURS INITIALLY TO PUT IT OUT AND WE'VE SENT CREWS BACK OUT HERE TWICE SO FAR AND THERE'S STILL SPOTS IN IT THAT ARE STILL BURNING.))
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Officials think a possible spark set off a chain reaction which in turn, gutted the house.
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8E-Smashed-Windows


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The alleged robber didn't take money, but he did about eight- thousand dollars damage to the windows at a Brandon Avenue gas station.
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The owners of Bennington Chevron say a man carrying a bag with bones, a double-edged razor and other items allegedly attempted to steal the frame of a race car.
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((CHIP BENNINGTON/BENNINGTON CHEVRON; HE SAID THAT SKELETONS IN THE GAS STATION WERE KEEPING HIM FROM TAKING HIS CAR HOME. HE WAS TRYING TO BREAK THE WINDOWS OUT OF THE STATION TO FREE THE SKELETONS SO HE COULD GET WHAT HE WANTED.))
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Police say the suspect, whose name is not being released, broke about three dozen windows. No one was injured.
The man was arrested and charged with felony property damage.
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8E-Lynchburg-shooting


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A Lynchburg man remains in critical condition after being shot yesterday.
Police found 22- year- old Vincent E. Johnson at the intersection of 10th and Fillmore.
Investigators are asking anyone who knows anything about the shooting to call them.

8E-Straight-Street


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A Roanoke youth ministry offers teens a place to get homework help and then have a little fun after they study.
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"Straight Street", an inter-denominational ministry has expanded to include a youth center.
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((KEITH FARMER/STRAIGHT STREET EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR; THE YOUTH CENTER NOW GIVES THEM A PLACE EVERY SATURDAY NIGHT TO GET OFF THE STREETS FROM 7 TIL 11 JUST TO HAVE A GOOD, CLEAN, MORAL PLACE TO HANG OUT.))
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The center will soon have a computer lab for the youths to use.
But, Farmer says they're in need of additional volunteers so they can help more students on a regular basis.
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8Better-Government


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The modified ward system referendum was a loser during the November elections, but the group supporting it hasn't given up their hopes for a city government that responds to Roanoke residents.
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"Citizens for Better Representation" will elaborate its intentions at a news conference tomorrow.
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((DR. LISA WILSON-FARTHING/CBR PRESIDENT; WE ARE GOING TO ANNOUNCE OUR FORMATION. GIVE AN OVERVIEW OF OUR POLICIES AND PHILOSOPHIES AND OF WHAT WE'LL BE LOOKING FOR. SEEING IF WE CAN GET SOME MORE CITIZEN INVOLVEMENT. SOME MORE HELP AND IDEAS.))
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C-B-R says it is willing to endorse council candidates who respond and address citizen issues and who include residents in the political process.
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8Weather


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Some area school systems are changing their schedules this morning due to inclimate weather.
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Today's forecast is calling for a mixture of rain and snow across the areas, with highs...
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