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Roanoke police today are investigating a shooting that has left a young mother in critical condition.
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She was shot last night in the head in her Lee-hy Apartment on Stratford Park Drive.
Police are holding her live-in boyfriend after he apparently turned himself in.
Neighbors of the couple called police yesterday afternoon after hearing gunshots.
The 28 year old victim is listed in critical condition at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
The woman had two young daughters who may have been at the apartment at the time of the shooting.
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(( SABRINIA KNISLEY/NEIGHBOR: OUR PRAYERS ARE GOING OUT TO HER. AND HER KIDS. AND I REALLY FEEL SORRY FOR THEM CAUSE THEY WERE IN THE HOUSE AND HAD TO SEE THIS, BUT THEY SAID HE TURNED HIMSELF IN AND THAT'S BEING A GOOD MAN. ))
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Published reports have identified the victim as Michelle Saunders, and the suspect as 35-year-old David Lee Mason.


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A Montgomery County man charged with murder faces additional charges.
42-year old Robert Crook, Senior is now charged with two counts of assault.
Authorities say Crook struck a sheriff's deputy and rescue squad volunteer who were attempting to take him to the hospital yesterday afternoon.
Sheriff's officials say Crook left a suicide note and then took an overdose of prescription medication.
He is expected to make a full recovery.
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Crook was charged with first degree murder last month for allegedly shooting and killing Michael Durham.
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Also in Montgomery County, a grand jury has indicted a former wrestling coach in Shawsville on charges that he had sex with three minor girls. Michael Dwayne Blevins already was facing a 30-count indictment with similar charges handed down in February in Smyth County. Yesterday's indictment alleges that Blevins, 34, lavished liquor on the girls to get them into bed. Authorities claim he also bought the girls lingerie.

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In its search for land for a new high school, Roanoke County has also found promises of a new round of controversy.


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School officials considered more than ten sites, but the Woods End property on Farmington Drive is the apparent favorite.
County officials and the landowner are still at odds over the price, but the county has given notice that it may exercise the right of eminent domain.
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((BILL IRVIN/SCHOOL BOARD CHAIRMAN: I HAVE NOT BEEN INVOLVED IN THE NEGOTIATION PROCESS, BUT I DO HOPE THAT BOTH PARTIES CAN FIND A SUITABLE AGREEMENT AND WE CAN PROCEED UNDER FAVORABLE CIRCUMSTANCES AND BUILD THE SCHOOL ON THAT SITE.))
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Meanwhile, residents who live near the property are looking for more specifics on the plan, and raising concerns about the suitability of the site.
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((JOHN BOON/ROANOKE COUNTY RESIDENT: I THOUGHT I'D MAKE A TRIP UP TO THE COUNTY ADMIN BUILDING AND SEE KIND OF WHERE THEY'RE PLANNING THIS AND HOW THEY THINK THEY MIGHT GET IT IN, BUT IT DOESN'T SEEM LIKE A VERY GOOD SITE FOR THE NEW HIGH SCHOOL.))
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The school board has scheduled a public hearing next week, as it considers whether to move forward with the con-demnation process.


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Your mid-week forecast is dryer and warmer today. Mostly sunny skies with highs in the low to mid-70s. A chance of showers remains in the pictures as clouds move in throughout the day...
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[7BIRTHDAYS!] 4/16/98
Thursday:

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Ignoring pleas by Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and the U-N World Court, Virginia executes a Paraguayan killer.
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Angel (ANHN'-hel) Francisco Breard was executed last night at Greensville Correctional Center in Jarratt for the 19-92 stabbing death of an Arlington woman.
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(( Larry Traylor/VA Dept of Corrections Spokesperson: The death was pronounced by the attending physician at 10:39pm. There were no complications. Mr. Breard did make a last statement. And that statement was "may glory be to God." ))
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Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and the World Court had asked for stay because Virginia had failed to notify Parguqy of Breard's arrest as required under the Vienna Convention.
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A Roanoke woman clings to life after she was allegedly shot by her live-in boyfriend.
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She was in the head in her at her home in the Lee-hy Apartment complex.
Police are holding her boyfriend after he apparently turned himself in.
Neighbors of the couple called police yesterday afternoon after hearing gunshots.
The 28 year old victim was taken to the hopsital were she is listed in critical condition.
The woman has two young daughters who may have been in the apartment at the time of the shooting.
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(( SABRINIA KNISLEY/NEIGHBOR: OUR PRAYERS ARE GOING OUT TO HER. AND HER KIDS. AND I REALLY FEEL SORRY FOR THEM CAUSE THEY WERE IN THE HOUSE AND HAD TO SEE THIS, BUT THEY SAID HE TURNED HIMSELF IN AND THAT'S BEING A GOOD MAN. ))
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Published reports have identified the victim as Michelle Saunders, and the suspect as 35-year-old David Lee Mason.


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A former Gretna Elementary assistant principal has been found guilty of exposing himself to a teenage girl.
This is the first of a number of sexual charges facing Theodore Richard Jones Junior.
The incidents happened between 19-91 and 19-94 in a book room at the school.
The Pittsylvania County jury recommended 15-hundred dollar fine with no jail time.

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There's still some work left before the 19-98 General Assembly raps up.
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But Governor Jim Gilmore bought a little insurance yesterday.
He signed the two year budget and put his ideas into motion on how the car tax cut and school construction plans should work.
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((GOV. JIM GILMORE: NOW WHAT THAT DOES IS THAT SECURES RIGHT NOW 447 MILLION DOLLARS OF CAR TAX RELIEF FOR THE PEOPLE OF VIRGINIA. AND IT SECURES 110 MILLION DOLLARS OF SPENDING AUTHORITY FOR SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION FOR THE PEOPLE OF VIRGINIA RIGHT NOW WITH THE SIGNING OF THIS BUDGET.))
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((SEN. EDD HOUCK/D-SPOTSYLVANIA: HE HAS SOLICITED COMMENTS FROM BOTH DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS. HE'S CONTINUING TO DO SO. THE GOVERNOR LEAVES THE DOOR OPEN. AND I THINK THAT IS, AGAIN, A GOAL-ORIENTED GOVERNOR WHO'S TRYING TO WORK TOWARD THOSE GOALS AND HE REALIZES IT TAKES BOTH SIDES TO DO THAT.))
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Gilmore is recommending giving at least 200-thousand dollars to every city and county in the state to fix and build schools.
His plan may create a first-ever permanent state funding plan for local school buildings.
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The clock is ticking for procrastinating taxpayers.
Midnight tonight is the deadline to file your FEDERAL income tax returns.
Your tax day forecast looks more promising.
Expect mostly sunny skies with temperatures climbing into the mid 70s.
Clouds will move back in overnight, with a chance of showers.
Lows in the mid 50s.
Looking ahead, expect lingering showers tomorrow, otherwise dry weather through the weekend..
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The commonwealth's judicial system is taking center stage worldwide for last night's execution of a Paraguayan native.
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Angel Francisco Breard was executed last night in Jarratt for the 19-92 stabbing death of an Arlington woman.
Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and the U-N World Court had urged state authorities to put off the execution because Virginia had failed to notify Paraguay of Breard's arrest as required under the Vienna Convention.
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(( Ron Angelone/Dir, VA Dept of Corrections: He looked straight up in the air and the ceiling the whole time. There were no complications. He went right to the table and laid down on it and the process began. ))
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Governor Gilmore says he elected to proceed with Breard's execution to protect Virginians.
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A young Roanoke mother is struggling to stay alive this morning after she was allegedly shot by her live-in boyfriend.
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28 year old Michelle Saunders was shot at her home in the Lee-hy Apartment complex.
Police are holding 35 year old David Lee Mason in the city jail after he apparently turned himself in.
Neighbors of the couple called police late yesterday afternoon after hearing gunshots.
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((ROSCOE CHASE/NEIGHBOR: WE HEARD A LITTLE POP SOUND LIKE A FIRECRACKER. NO ONE PAID ATTENTION AND THE LADY CAME DOWNSTAIRS, SAID CALL EMERGENCY. THAT'S WHEN WE WENT IN, CALLED POLICE AND FOUND OUT HE HAD SHOT HER. ))
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Saunders is hospitalized in critical condition.
She has two young daughters, ages nine and ten, who may have witnessed the shooting.
Mason has been charged with malicious wounding.
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Last night's Lynchburg city council meeting was a productive one.
It resulted in a green light for Liberty University's expansion plans and a new highway ramp for the Hill City.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
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(( Before the first shovelful of earth can be turned for new dormitories or a visitors center, Liberty University MUST make good on a ten- year- old deal to build a highway access ramp from Route 460 to ease traffic congestion on Candlers Mountain Road.
Liberty was supposed to build the ramp in 1989 when the city okayed construction of a new football stadium.. but the school's well- documented money problems kept pushing the project back.
Now with its financial house in order, Liberty is ready to expand again.. but the city wants its highway ramp first.

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((JIM WHITAKER/LYNCHBURG MAYOR: I THINK THAT'S THE VERY LEAST THAT LIBERTY UNIVERSITY CAN DO, SINCE THIS HAS KIND OF DRUG ON AND ON AND ON, THERE'S BEEN PROMISES MADE AND BROKEN AND SO FORTH, AND WE ARE DESIREABLE TO SEE THIS THROUGH TO COMPLETION.)) [RUNS:15]
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Liberty says it's always been willing to comply with the city's conditions, but the school denies any promises were broken.
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((JERRY FALWELL JR./LIBERTY UNIVERSITY: WE'RE JUST HAPPY THAT WE WERE ABLE TO WADE THROUGH ALL THE FINANCIAL PROBLEMS AND GET IN THE POSITION THAT WE WERE ABLE TO BUILD THE RAMPS. THERE'S NO BITTERNESS AT ALL, BUT IT DOES BOTHER US WHEN THEY CHARACTERIZE IT AS A PROMISE RATHER THAN AS A CONDITION THAT WAS IMPOSED BY THE CITY.)) [RUNS:18]
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Council approved the deal by a unanimous vote.
Construction could get underway this spring.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))

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For those of you who still haven't filed your federal income taxes, midnight is the deadline.
But today's outlook should be pleasant to head to the post office.
Mostly sunny and warmer today, with highs in the mid 70s.
Turning cloudy tonight, with the possibility of showers.
Lows in the mid 50s.
The showers could last into tomorrow, then dry weather will settle in...
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