Witnesses accuse a Roanoke murder suspect of taunting his victim as he was dying. The man now faces charges of first degree murder.
and one of Southside's largest employers gets even bigger.
Scattered showers again today following the same path as recent days. Some areas of West Virginia are watching for flash floods.
In Medical News, the Salem Avalanche hopes a dose of baseball is good for some local young people. We'll have a live report.
and the news is NOT as good in Geneva where researchers from across the globe gather to discuss the spread of the AIDS virus.
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A prosecution witness says murder suspect Willie Caldwell taunted Kevin Jones after he shot him last month...
Caldwell's preliminary hearing was held in General District Court this morning.
Kerrin Tisdale testified he left the room while Caldwell and Jones were arguing.
He said he heard a shot, and then heard Caldwell say "what does it feel like to know you're going to die?".
The judge denied a defense request to reduce the charge from first to second degree murder.
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((WILLIE CALDWELL/DEFENDENT; NO I DON'T HAVE NOTHING TO SAY.
DENNIS NAGEL/ASSISTANT COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY; FIRST DEGREE MURDER WOULD BE A WILLFUL, DELIBERATE, PRE-MEDITATED ACT, AND THE COMMONWEALTH'S THEORY OF THE CASE WOULD BE THAT MR. CALDWELL CAME OVER TO THE APARTMENT UNINVITED TO TAKE REVENGE FOR AN EARLIER CONFRONTATION.))
[SUPER=01-Dennis Nagel/Assistant Commonwealth's Atty.;;]
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Hours after the shooting, Caldwell's apartment building burned down, killing six people. Nagel says investigators have NOT found any link between the two crimes, and the fire will not be a factor in the murder case.
A teenage murder suspect turned himself in this afternoon.
Roanoke police won't release the 17-year-old's identity.
He was charged in connection with the shooting that killed 22-year old Keith E Sandifer.
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It happened Saturday night in the 12-hundred block of Jamison Avenue in Southwest Roanoke.
Witnesses told police Sandifer and his killer had been arguing over a woman.
Sandifer was lying in a parking lot when police found him.
He died at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
There's no word tonight if the suspect will be charged as an adult.
A standoff ended peacefully in Northwest Roanoke last night as police confronted a man suspected of shooting at his girlfriend with an assault rifle.
Eric Earnhart has more...
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Police heard gunfire when they first arrived at the 800 block of Center Avenue...
After a brief standoff, 31 year old Jesus Perez came out on the front porch...
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Perez was arrested without any further incident... His girlfriend, 32 year old Tracy Turpin, told police she was at a house a few blocks away, when Perez drove up in a black car and got out with a gun. She said he shot at her as she ran away...
Perez told police he didn't know anything about the incident... but when they searched him they found a bullet in his pocket...
When they searched the house they found an SKS semi-automatic rife and spent cartriges in an upstairs bedroom.
They also confiscated a high capacity clip for the weapon with several rounds of ammunition.
Perez was charged with attempted malicous wounding.
Eric Earnhart, News 7.
Vice President Al Gore-
arrived to a smokey haze in Orlando, FLorida.
The second-in command is in town to assess the situation.
He will meet with fireifighters and residents- and tour affected areas.
Already fires have destroyed more than 235 thousand acres since Memorial day.
Gore praised firefighters who have battled raging brush fires through Florida for the past several weeks.
He also promised more federal aid.
The smokey conditions will not interfere with this weekend's NASCAR race. Officials say conditions surrounding Day
tona International Sppedway are improving and should be even better before Saturday night's race.[5-Flooding]
More than 18 inches of rain fell in parts of Ohio and
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more rain is forecast.
Many roads look like rivers- parts of some interstates are even closed- I-70, 71 and 77.
More than 30 thousand people are without power and so far the rains have claimed seven lives.
((ANYTIME WE EXPEREINCE A LOSS OF LIFE UNDER THESE CIRCUMSTANCES WE'RE REMINDED OF THE POWER MOTHER NATURE HOLDS OVER US.))
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The governor has declared 19 counties disaster areas- and says he hpes to get aid from trhe federal govenment
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In West Virginia the governor has declared 17 counties under a state of emergency.
Hundreds of homes have been damaged- many are evacuating in boats.
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One of Southside's largest employers is merging with another company. We'll let you know who's involved after this break.
and then we'll see why some passengers are upset after 100 people got sick on their vacation cruise.
and In Health Check, we'll see how the state of Virginia is faring in its battle against the AIDS virus.
A new merger will make Danville's largest employer even bigger.
Dan River Incorporated is acquiring the Bibb Company-- an Atlanta-based textile manufacturer.
The buying price exceeds 250-million dollars.
Dan River will eliminate some administrative positions within The Bibb Company, but most production employees will be retained.
The merger makes Dan River the third largest producer of fashion bedding.
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((SCOTT BATSON/DAN RIVER VICE PRESIDENT: IT'S GOING OT MAKE THE COMPANY STRONGER AND MORE IMPORTANT TO OUR CUSTOMERS SO HOPEFULLY LONG TERM WE'LL BE MUCH MORE SUCCESSFUL. THAT'S GOOD FOR THE EMPLOYEES, AS WELL AS OUR CUSTOMERS, AND OUR SHAREHOLDERS.))
[SUPER=01-Scott Batson/Dan River Vice President;]
[OUT Q=and our shareholders.]
The acquisition is expected to be completed by this September.
Route-29 from Danville to Greensboro is getting a new name.
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The 40-mile stretch of highway will become Interstate-785.
Community leaders from both Virginia and North Carolina say the new name will bring new economic opportunities.
They believe businesses will be more anxious to move to the region if they know an interstate highway is accessible.
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((DAVID GEHR/VDOT COMMISSIONER: SOMEONE ONCE SAID THAT IF YOU DON'T KNOW WHERE YOU'RE GOING ANY ROAD WILL GET YOU THERE. WELL I'M HERE TO TELL YOU THE FOLKS IN THE DANVILLE AREA AND THE PIEDMONT TRIAD AND OTHERS IN THIS CORRIDOR KNOW EXACTLY WHERE THEY ARE GOING AND THEY KNOW EXACTLY WHAT ROAD IS GOING TO GET THEM THERE AND THAT IS THE NEW DESIGNATION FOR INTERSTATE-785.))
[SUPER=01-David Gehr/VDOT Commissioner;]
[OUT Q=for Interstate 785.]
Parts of Route-29 in North Carolina must be upgraded to interstate standards before the road officially becomes part of the Interstate Highway System.
A mysterious illness has ended vacation for sixteen hundred passengers on board a cruise ship.
The passengers went home as the cruise ship headed into quarantine.
The Regal Princess sailed into Vancouver, British Columbia Saturday afternoon with more than a hundred sick passengers.
This is apparently the third time travelers have gotten sick on this same ship.
Doctors suspect a virus, but they're unsure of how it is spreading. Every room will be santized down to the poker chips. Sheets and blankets will be burned.
Some passengers are upset they were not told about the virus ahead of time
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((BARRY MANOR/PASSSENGER: WHEN I GOT ON BOARD, I HEARD A RUMOR, BUT THEY DIDN'T TELL US ANYTHING OFFICIALLY UNTIL WEDNESDAY, AFTER WE ALREADY ON BOARD. I WOULD HAVE LIKED TO BEEN TOLD. I MIGHT NOT HAVE GOT ON BOARD.))
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Princess Cruise line says it will reimburse travelers for the trip and will give them a discount on another cruise.
Coming up a little later in the newscast,
We'll see what's new and hot at International Fancy Food Show from New York.
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In Sports, Mike Stevens will show us how it takes more than Ronde and Tiki Barber to pull off a success football camp.
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Tonya Adlibs live from Salem.
The largest scientific gathering on AIDS is underway in Geneva. Researchers are reporting progress with new treatments, but they warn not enough is being done to stop the spread of the virus. Vicky Mabry has more.
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[SUPER=01-Robin Gorna/Community Planning Center; :43]
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(((Locator: Johannesburg, South Africa)
(Children -- sick and dead from AIDS)
MORE THAN 30 MILLION PEOPLE WORLDWIDE ARE INFECTED WITH THE AIDS
VIRUS... AN ESTIMATED 12 MILLION HAVE DIED. THE NUMBERS ARE
STAGGERING, WITH THE DISEASE SPREADING MOST QUICKLY IN UNDERDEVELOPED
COUNTRIES THAT CAN'T AFFORD TREATMENT OR EDUCATION. IT'S SPREADING
FASTEST IN AFRICA.
(India prostitutes, Cambodia AIDS orphans)
IN INDIA, IT'S BEING SPREAD BY YOUNG GIRLS FORCED INTO PROSTITUTION...
IN CAMBODIA, 7000 CHILDREN ARE ORPHANED BECAUSE OF THE DISEASE.
AT THE 12TH INTERNATIONAL AIDS CONFERENCE MEETING THIS WEEK IN GENEVA,
THERE IS HOPE FOR NEW THERAPIES AND EVEN A VACCINE.., BUT ALSO DESPAIR
THAT MOST VICTIMS AROUND THE WORLD CANNOT AFFORD THE DRUGS THAT COULD
PROLONG THEIR LIVES.
(Super: ROBIN GORNA, CHAIRMAN, COMMUNITY PLANNING CENTER): Two years
ago, global access to drugs was unthinkable//but here we are beginning
to see real hope, hope that we can raise the available standard of care.
Hope that, in the words of New York Act Up, we can get drugs into
(Jamaica AIDS workers)
SINCE 90 PERCENT OF THOSE WHO ARE INFECTED DON'T EVEN KNOW IT, EDUCATION
IS KEY. IN JAMAICA, YOUNG PEER COUNSELORS ARE TAKING THE WORD TO THE
MORE MONEY IS NEEDED TO FIND A VACCINE THAT WOULD PREVENT AIDS...
RESEARCH THAT IS CRUCIAL IN STOPPING A DISEASE THAT NOW INFECTS ANOTHER
16-THOUSAND PEOPLE EVERY DAY. VM, CBS NEWS, LONDON.))[5-VA-Aids]
Virginia observed National HIV Testing Day Saturday at clinics across the state.
But the nation as a whole won't see the trend Virginia's seeing -- because NO national statistics on HIV are kept separately from AIDS.
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((SUSAN POLLARD/VIRGINIA DEPT. OF HEALTH: LAST YEAR WE LEVELED OFF WITH HIV. AND WE DID REPORT A DECREASE OF TWO-POINT-NINE PERCENT FOR AIDS CASES. I THINK WE WILL SEE EVENTUALLY A DECLINE FOR HIV. HOWEVER, WE ARE SEEING CERTAIN GROUPS, SUDDENLY MINORITIES AND WOMEN, THEY ARE BEING AFFECTED.))
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An increasing trend of heterosexual transmission of the disease is also emerging.
For new AIDS cases last year, 43- percent were transmitted from men having sex with other men.
But heterosexual transmission is now the number two way the disease spreads in Virginia, at 20- percent of all new cases.
The H-I-V numbers, before full-blown AIDS develops, show an even smaller gap between transmission methods.
31- percent of new HIV reports in Virginia were homosexually transmitted.
23- percent were heterosexually transmitted.
The number of I-V drug user cases is declining in both columns.
Little sluggers are stepping up to the mound at Salem Memorial Field tonight.
The Avalanche is part of a program involving children from the Medical Center at Roanoke Community Hospital.
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Tonya Flory is at the pre-game events....Tonya are the kids enjoying batting practice.
Tonya does live interview.
B-Roll after we've established the first person.
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In Sports, Mike Stevens is about to head to Daytona for our race coverage, but we've slowed him down long enough to
tell us about what goes on behind the scenes of an ALL-Star football camp.[S5-Camp]
The first ticker of the work week gets started with some red hot football happenings from the valley.
The all-stars football clinic, starring Tiki and Ronde Barber began its three day run in the valley this morning, with lots of well known volunteers and some rather excited 6 & 7 year olds.
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[SUPER=01-Lee Suggs/Va. Tech Freshman; 1:12]
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((Not everyone had the technique down as good as this young man but enthusiasm and hands on instruction were plentiful.
((GEORGE MILLER/FLEMING HEAD COACH:))
Miller, Cave Spring's Steve Spangler, former Lewis coach Deke Summers and Catholic's John Cooke have all volunteered their services this week to help these kids learn football 101.
Ronde and Tiki are also getting some great counselor help from two fellow Friday Football Extra players of the week in J.R. Word and Lee Suggs.
((LEE SUGGS/VA. TECH FRESHMAN:))
The 8,9, and 10 year olds will hit the camp on Tuesday with the 11, 12 and 13 year olds making their mark on Wednesday.
But its likely nothing will compare to these 6 and 7 year old guys.))
The first place Salem Avalanche is back its home yard tonight taking on the Frederick Keys in the second game of their three game series.
Salem is off to a 3-and-1 start in the second half.
Game time tonight is set for seven.
Coming up at six, more on the camp, and the latest from the NBA concerning the upcoming lockout in the league.
Have a good night folks.
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There was something for everyone at the International Fancy Food and Confection Show held recently in New York.
The tasty event included over 50 thousand specialty gourmet foods and products.
Hattie Kauffman brings us more.
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