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Death row inmate Douglas Buchanan... who was scheduled to die tonight... has won a temporary reprieve.
But lawyers for the state have asked the Fourth U-S Circuit Court of Appeals to allow the execution to proceed.
An attorney for the 29-year-old Buchanan filed a lawsuit last week challenging the authority of Governor Gilmore to review Buchanan's clemency request since Gilmore was the attorney general who fought Buchanan's appeals.
Buchanan is sentenced to die for the shooting and stabbing deaths of four family members in Amherst County a decade ago.

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The 1998 state legislative session is over--but several questions remain.
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Last night at the State Capitol, the General Assembly adopted a new two year budget -- but left the heavy lifting on the car tax and school construction to a special session the Governor must call in the next few weeks.
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((DEL. EARL DICKINSON/D-LOUISA: LET'S NOT OVERLOOK THE MAIN THING: THIS BUDGET DOES NOT CONTAIN MONEY FOR TAX RELIEF AND 110- MILLION FOR TAX RELIEF, BUT THE FRAMEWORK IS THERE TO DO WHAT WE WANT TO DO.))
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Mostly what they wanted last night was to go home-- 28 hours into the longest session on record.
Some final ceremonial business was conducted and then:
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((THE HOUSE IS ADJOURNED SINE DIE. BANG.))
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Governor Jim Gilmore released a letter to lawmakers after their adjournment.
The letter promises the power of his office behind school construction grants if lawmakers deliver on the car tax cut in a special session he has yet to call.
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There's a new addition to the drug-fighting policy in Roanoke City Schools--the four legged variety.
Drug dogs will be used at four area schools.
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The dogs can detect up to five different narcotics-- marijuana, methamphetamines, heroin, hash and cocaine.
Passive trained canines will sniff around objects and people during a search.
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((ANNIE HARMON/ROANOKE CITY SCHOOLS; IF YOU'RE A STUDENT AND THEY SNIFF AROUND YOU AND THEY SIT, THEN WE WOULD, TO AVOID A FALSE POSITIVE SNIFF, WE WOULD TAKE THAT DOG OUT OF THE ROOM. WE WOULD BRING IN ANOTHER DOG TEAM AND WE WOULD HAVE THEM SEARCH THE SAME AREA. AND IF THAT PARTICULAR DOG MADE A FIND ON THE SAME OBJECT OR PERSON, THEN WE WOULD HAVE REASONABLE SUSPICION TO ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THERE MAY BE SOMETHING ON THAT PERSON.))
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The dogs are being used to deter the use and possession of drugs on school campuses.
The school system is still looking into all aspects of protecting the rights of students.
The canines begin walking the halls this spring.

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An undercover operation ended with a former Virginia Tech employee facing felony charges of distribution of child pornography.
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25-year old Thomas Brooks Jenkins was arrested last week after meeting with an undercover Bedford County investigator.
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Posing as a pedophile, the officer had been communicating with Jenkins on the Internet for several weeks.
Jenkins allegedly sent the investigator dozens of pornographic images involving children.
Police also seized a computer, diskettes and sexual paraphernalia from his home.
Jenkins was released on a 25-thousand dollar bond.
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Shifting gears now to weather--
Expect the clouds to linger today, with periods of rain and highs in the mid to upper 40s.
Those temperatures will remain steady tonight, with more rain likely.
The extended outlook calls for more clouds and a chance of showers through Friday....
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A temporary reprieve for a death row inmate.
Twenty-nine year old Douglas Buchanan was scheduled to die tonight.
But last week his attorney filed a lawsuit last week challenging the authority of Governor Gilmore to review Buchanan's clemency request since Gilmore was the attorney general who fought Buchanan's appeals.
Lawyers for the state have asked the Fourth U-S Circuit Court of Appeals to allow the execution to proceed.
Buchanan is sentenced to die for the shooting and stabbing deaths of four family members in Amherst County a decade ago.

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A Roanoke man faces attempted capital murder charges stemming from a standoff last week in Salem that injured a female police officer.
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38-year old Kelvin Vaughn was also injured in the shootout and released from the hospital yesterday.
Police say Vaughn fired shots at officers who were responding to a domestic dispute at his ex-girlfriend's apartment.
Flying shrapnel injured Officer Marge Dillon.
Officer Blake Critz then shot Vaughn twice in the stomach.
Judge Vincent Lilley appointed a Salem lawyer to defend Vaughn and scheduled a court hearing for April 14th.
Police say they also intend to charge Vaughn with killing his three-year-old son as soon as they collect more evidence.
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A wrestling coach convicted of assaulting his wife has dropped his appeal, quit his job at Patrick Henry High School and begun serving a 90-day jail sentence.
Elmer Goff Junior was convicted last month in Roanoke but appealed the verdict.
His trial was scheduled for yesterday but was called off and he started serving his jail term.
Goff was charged with misdemeanor assault last September after police were called to his home in southwest Roanoke and found his wife, Lynda, with extensive bruises to her face and neck.
Lynda Goff told police her husband had punched her in the face, choked her and held her against a wall during an argument.

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In Lynchburg, a new head FOOTBALL coach for E-C Glass High School following a controversy over alleged racisim.
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Former coach Bo Henson made headlines when he claimed he was fired because there weren't enough white players on his team.
School officials denied that.
E-C Glass Principal Susan Morrison says the team is ready to put the controversy to rest.
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((SUSAN MORRISON/E.C. GLASS PRINCIPAL: THEY WANT TO BE A FAMILY, THEY WANT TO MOVE FORWARD AND THEY'RE READY TO DO THAT. SO I THINK WE'RE READY TO MOVE FORWARD, THE NEW LEADERSHIP, THE NEW CHALLENGE.))
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A citizens' committee is investigating whether race plays a role in the school system's hiring practices and student activities.

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Fire investigators have not been able to come up with a cause for a devastating Danville apartment fire late last year.
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The fire happened at the Cabin Lake Apartments in Danville--and now the Danville Fire Department has ruled the cause "undetermined."
250-people were left without a place to live after flames destroyed a section of the aparments last November.
The Danville Fire Department says it will continue to accept information which may lead to an actual cause.
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Time now to turn to Wednesday's weather forecast--
Staying cloudy today, with periods of rain.
Highs in the mid to upper 40s.
Tonight also looks wet, with temperatures holding in the upper 40s.
The four day outlook is overcast and damp until the weekend....
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Freight trains are once again a familiar site and SOUND in Elliston.
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Trains began rolling through the Montgomery County community late yesterday afternoon-- less than 24 hours after a train derailed near Route 460 Monday night.
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The freight train was pulling about one hundred cars but only a dozen or so actually flipped on their sides.
The cars were carrying lumber, paper products and animal feed.
Numerous spectators watched yesterday as Norfolk Southern and contract crews cleared the debris and repaired the tracks.
Two Norfolk Southern retirees were among the crowd watching.
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((GENE WHITE/NORFOLK SOUTHERN RETIREE:THEY TRY TO GET EVERYTHING OFF THE RAIL AND GET THE LINE BACK IN SHAPE SO THEY CAN RUN THEIR TRAINS THROUGH THEN THEY'LL COME BACK LATER AND PICK THE STUFF UP. ))
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Some of the derailed cars will be repaired-- while others will be sold as scrap.
It could be weeks before Norfolk Southern determines what caused the accident.

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State lawmakers will be making a return trip to Richmond after failing to reach agreement on some key legislative questions.
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Last night at the State Capitol, the General Assembly adopted a new two year budget -- but left the heavy lifting on the car tax and school construction to a special session the Governor must call in the next few weeks.
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((DEL. EARL DICKINSON/D-LOUISA: LET'S NOT OVERLOOK THE MAIN THING: THIS BUDGET DOES NOT CONTAIN MONEY FOR TAX RELIEF AND 110- MILLION FOR TAX RELIEF, BUT THE FRAMEWORK IS THERE TO DO WHAT WE WANT TO DO.))
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Mostly what they wanted last night was to go home-- 28 hours into the longest session on record.
Some final ceremonial business was conducted and then:
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((THE HOUSE IS ADJOURNED SINE DIE. BANG.))
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Governor Jim Gilmore released a letter to lawmakers after their adjournment.
The letter promises the power of his office behind school construction grants if lawmakers deliver on the car tax cut in a special session he has yet to call.
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The death of a worker while on the job sparked a rally a Henry County.
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Yesterday, members of the group "Citizens for Improved Workers' Compensation" demonstrated in Danville and Martinsville to call attention to the story of a Bassett furniture worker killed on the job.
More than two years ago (GAB-EENO EE-BEARA) Gabino Ibarra died when he fell through a warehouse floor.
Bassett was cited for safety violations and fined.
Ibarra's family back in Mexico is now seeking compensations.
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((EDLBERTO IBARRA/IBARRA'S BROTHER: HE SAYS HE WOULD LIKE THEM TO GIVE HIS FAMILY JUST SOMETHING SO THAT THEY CAN LIVE BECAUSE THEY CAN'T WORK. THEY'RE OLD AND THEY REALLY DEPENDED ON HIS BROTHER TO SUPPORT THEM. HE WAS THE ONLY MEANS OF SUPPORT THAT THEY REALLY HAD AND NOW THEY DON'T HAVE THAT.))

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But just last week a deputy commissioner with the state's Workers' Compensation Commission dismissed the case because the family did not provide certain information for the commission.
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Turning your attention now to the forecast--
Keep the umbrellas on hand today, as periods of rain continue.
High temperatures will be in the mid to upper 40s.
Those 40- degree numbers will linger through tonight, with more rain likely.
As for tomorrow, mostly cloudy with a chance of showers....
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