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Another line of springtime tornadoes has raked the southeast, this time killing at least four people in Arkansas and Tennessee.
Another two dozen were injured.
Valerie Carter is in Manila, Arkansas, a town that took a major hit.
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More tears are shed in the deep South, after more tornados rip through the
sot: "..this used to be my living room"
The fierce twisters struck parts of Arkansas and Tennessee early this
morning, leaving behind a trail of destruction. In some cases, sirens were the
only warning -- of the coming danger...
sot: " Well I was asleep... back here"
Residents are clearing away trees and trying to salvage what was left of
their flattened homes.
Officials say the tornado damaged some 200 buildings in Arkansas alone, but
communities like Manilla vow to get back on their feet.
sot:"We're going to clean up and rebuild.. always repair the damage.
Valorie Carter Standup close, back to you.))
A Roanoke man armed with a shotgun was shot and wounded by an intruder early this morning.
It happened in the 400 block of Patterson Avenue, just before 4 o'clock.
Police say Glen Anderson Jr. heard a noise in his brother's bedroom.
He picked up a shotgun and says he saw a man wearing black sweat clothes and a ski mask.
The intruder fired twice, hitting Anderson in the stomach and forearm.
Anderson did NOT fire back.
He's listed in critical condition at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
The gunman has not been arrested.
An elderly Henry County woman was murdered in her home on Easter Sunday.
Relatives found Bessie Marie Amos dead, in the front yard of her house. An autopsy shows that the 63 year old woman died of head injuries. Authorities say she was last seen alive Friday.
So far there areno suspects.
But the Henry County sheriff's office DID make an arrest in a murder that took place last night.
Randel Lee Lambert of Martinsville was found shot to death in the front yard of house on Nicole Drive.
Authorities say the homeowner, Kenneth Bates, had an argument with Lambert, took out a shotgun and shot him in the chest.
Bates has been charged with second degree murder and illegal use of a firearm.[Tuesday-Shooting]
The young mother shot Tuesday afternoon as she entered her apartment continues to cling to life this afternoon, but doctor's don't expect her to survive.
Michelle Saunder's boyfriend appeared emotional as he answered to malicious wounding charges yesterday in court.
Saunders is brain dead and police expect her family members will elect to terminate life support.
If that happens David Lee Mason will likely be facing murder charges.
Prosecutors say Mason already has a long criminal history, including a 1983 manslaughter conviction.
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((WES NANCE/ASSISTANT COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY; THERE ARE GENERAL ASSAULTS ON HIS CRIMINAL HISTORY, THE CIRCUMSTANCES AROUND THOSE I'M NOT SURE OF RIGHT NOW, THEY GO BACK ANYWHERE FROM A COUPLE OF YEARS TO PROBABLY A DECADE))
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Mason allegedly shot Saunders in the head Tuesday and than turned himself in to police.
Saunders' two young children were following behind here when she was shot, but apparently did not witness the shooting.
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Roanoke County health officials have confirmed that a bobcat killed after attacking a man in Back Creek was rabid.
Officers shot the animal after last weekend's attack on William Martin and several pets.
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Police say look for the signs of the virus in your pet, but also stay away from wild animals.
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((RILEY MEADOR/COMMUNITY SERVICE OFFICER:WILD LIFE AGAIN APPROACHING PEOPLE, THAT'S NOT NORMAL, YOU MIGHT CONTACT SOMEBODY ABOUT THAT. ))
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Health Department Officials say pet owners should look for warning signals like staggering, listlessness or any abnor
mal behavior. [JONES]
Paula Jones is continuing with her legal fight against President Clinton.
A source says Jones will hold a news conference today to announce plans to appeal a judge's ruling dismissing her sexual harassment suit against the president.
Jones and her lawyers held a series of meetings yesterday to discuss the odds of winning.
Earlier this month a federal judge dismissed the suit saying there was no proof Jones suffered in her state job, as she alleged.
President Clinton will be out of the country today when Jones announces her decision.
The President and first lady received a red-carpet welcome when they arrived in Santiago, Chile today.
Mr. Clinton is in Chile for this weekend's Summit of the America's, centering on trade.
But first he's meeting with Chile's President, Eduard Frei (FRAY).
He will also address the Chilean Congress.
One of history's most brutal dictators has died of a heart attack.
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Khmer Rouge officials displayed Pol Pots body in northern Cambodia today, saying he died last night in his sleep.
Pol Pot and his Khmer Rouge were blamed for the slaughter of two million
people during their rule, when Cambodia became known as the killing fields.
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[OUT Q=contributed to his death.]
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The Cambodian government is demanding an autopsy saying there are too many concidences surrounding the death.
Pol Pot was 73.
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A Botetourt County man was legally drunk when he shot a sheriff's deputy and killed himself.
That according to test results which show 28-year old Leonard Brent Jenkins was driving drunk when he was pulled over on the morning of March first.
The sheriff says Deputy Earnest Spiva was about to administer a breathalyzer test when Jenkins shot the deputy twice in the chest, then shot himself.
Backup deputy Greg Hepler also fired a shot that hit Jenkins in the back of the head.
Jenkins died almost immediately.
Both deputies are back on the job.
State police are still investigating the incident -- They will NOT say just how drunk Jenkins was.
Another losing battle in court for a prosecutor who ended up with a jury deadlock in the capital murder trial of a former James Madison University student.
Rockingham County Circuit Judge Porter Graves
Junior yesterday denied Commonwealth's Attorney Douglas Stark's
request that a more experienced litigator take over the retrial of Brent Simmons.
25-year-old Simmons was tried in January on charges of capital
murder, first-degree murder and weapons charges.
But a mistrial was declared when the jury deadlocked seven-to-five in favor of an acquittal.
Thirty-one people have been killed in a five-vehicle crash in South Africa.
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Police say more than 20 of the dead were children.
A school bus and four other vehicles collided on a rural, wet highway.
The kids were trapped when the bus plunged down a 50-yard embankment after the wreck.
One police officer described the scene as complete chaos.
The T-W-A Flight 800 probe has prompted the F-A-A to propose mandatory changes in early models of Boeing 737's.
The Associated Press reports the gorvernment wants to change the
fuel system wiring and vent systems in the planes.
That could affect up to 28-hundred aircraft worldwide.
The F-A-A would require compliance within one year.
Charles Palmer says the land speaks for itself... Today, he offered a closer look at the property that Roanoke County wants for a new high school.
Palmer grew up on the 70- acre tract that his parents purchased in 1940. It has been a working farm in the years since, and Palmer says he never listed the property for sale.
A tour of the property reveals a scenic piece of land surrounded by high-priced developments.
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((MEADE CARTER/FARM RESIDENT: GOSH IT SHOULD BE TREATED MORE AS A TREASURE THAN A POSSIBLE SITE FOR CONSTRUCTION, AS FAR AS WE'RE CONCERNED.))
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In a statement, Palmer says throughout the negotiations, the county has made a veiled threat to use condemnation to forceably take the farm.
He says he hopes county officials will attempt to purchase one of the other sites they have given serious conside
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Virginia State police are adjusting to new, more powerful weaponry.
They just recieved new 3-57 caliber, semi-automatic pistols to replace the old nine millimeter guns they were using.
Many of those weapons were six years old.
Officers say the new bullets are faster and can knock a person down more effectively.
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The trade-off is these guns are two ounces heavier with a harder kick-back.
Reports put the cost at 250-thousand dollars for roughly 2000 guns, but state police would not confirm this price tag.
They say troopers are scoring higher in fire arms training, because they have more confidence in their new pistols.
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A tense moment ended without injuries at the Roanoke airport yesterday.
A twin engine plane veered off a runway as it was landing, ending up in the grass.
Airport officials say the plane's nose gear collapsed without warning.
There were three men aboard, flying in from Kentucky.
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Young people are taking center stage thanks to the efforts of a group in Clifton Forge.
Appalfolks of America is responsible for developing young performers including those in the Virginia Junior Opry.
It's a group with a special message for youngsters.
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((M. RAY ALLEN/PRES. APPALFOLKS OF AMERICA: THERE ARE OVER 30 STUDENTS IN THAT AND THEN THEY PROMOTE DRUG FREE LIVING IN THEIR SCHOOLS AND THEN COME OVER HERE AND PERFORM AND EVERYONE KNOWS IT'S FOR DRUG-FREE LIVING AND THE LAST SHOW WE HAD 180 PEOPLE AND RAISED OVER 700 DOLLARS FOR THE THEATRE.))
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Allen says Appalfolks now plans to add performances and build a radio and television studio in the theatre, as a training ground for students.
City officials say the changes are ones the community needs.
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((MARILEW BARNES/ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW BOARD CHAIRMAN, CLIFTON FORGE: MOST OF OUR CITIZENS DON'T TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE CIVIC CENTER. THE ONLY CHANCE THAT THEY HAVE AT LIVE, LEGITIMATE THEATRE IS EITHER HERE OR THROUGH THE ARTS COUNCIL OF COVINGTON. ))
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The theatre was donated to Appalfolks in 1991 and is now hosting plays and live performances almost every week, including the Goose Creek Symphony--on stage Friday at 8 p-m.
The Virginia Junior Opry will perform again June 6th.
Beginning with some bad news for Roanoke Express fans.
Last night the Hampton Roads Admirals battled back from a 2-goal deficit to edge the Express 4-to-3.
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Dave Gagnon was in net last night for Roanoke looking to knock his old mates out of the playoffs.
And he was hot early stopping this point blank shot with the quick glove save.
Then Roanoke got offensive, as Pete Brearly takes a nice feed out front and scores from 15 feet out 1-to-nothing.
Hampton Roads got a goal but the Express answers on the other end. 2-to-1 Express.
J.C. Ruid then banged one home to make it 3-to-1
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Roanoke with 9 minutes left in the second.
But the Admirals get one more in the period and 2 in the third to win it 4-to-3.
Roanoke still leads the best of five 2 games to one.
Game four is Tonight in Hampton.[Solomon]
New UVa basketball coach Pete Gillen has apparently told one Cavalier assistant coach that he will no longer be a part of the NEW coaching staff.
Anthony Solomon says he interviewed with Pete Gillen on April 2nd and has since been informed he will not get the job.
The only other candidate to be interviewed is Troy Weaver of Pittsburgh, who withdrew his name from consideration.
Last night at the River's Edge Radford battled VMI in lacrosse in the Star City Classic.
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It was also a big night for Radford Head Coach Chris Swandenburg who with the victory became the winningest coach in Radford Lacrosse history.
Pick it up in the first where Highlander Allen Askew looks to the top and finds B.J. Forte who fires in this long shot. Forte is ranked fifteenth in the country for goals per game.
The Keydets answered. Senior Andrew Rodgers takes care of business himself with this unassisted shot.
And Radford's Ian Kanski charges and flips this behind the back shot by the VMI goalie making the score 12-2 Radford.
Radford wins this one 23 to 8 giving the program 6 wins over division one schools for the first time ever.
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The Battle of Botetourt was waged yesterday in high school baseball, but the skirmish was fought in Salem.
Lord Botetourt and James River got together with the Avalanche yesterday afternoon to raise money for their respective schools in a charity baseball game at Salem Memorial Stadium.
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((GEHRIG FERGUSON/JAMES RIVER HEAD COACH: ))
((JIM PHILLIPS/LORD BOTETOURT HEAD COACH:))
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The Cavaliers had all the offense as Brandon Hendricks drills this double into right field scoring Dusty Patterson and Dan Campbell giving them a 5-0 lead in the bottom of the first.
But the James River bats came alive. Watch Freddie Wilson crank this two run shot over the left
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field wall scoring Justin Paxton and closing the gap to 5-2 in the top of the second.
(----------------) But Botetourt wins it 13-to-3.