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Police have arrested a man who allegedly shot at a woman with an assault rifle in Northwest Roanoke last night.
Officers were able to confront the suspect after the victim told them where he might be staying.
Eric Earnhart has the story.
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((When police arrived at the 800 block of Center Avenue, they heard more gunfire... they blocked the street and waited.... fifteen minutes later the suspect came out onto a porch unarmed.

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Police say the suspect, 31 year old Jesus (HAY-zeus) Perez, fired several shots at a woman a few blocks away, and fled in a car... Investigators called it a domestic assault, and are not identifying the woman involved.

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Perez told the arresting officers he hadn't done anything wrong. When they searched hom, they found a live cartridge in his pocket.

When they searched the house, they found an SKS semi-automatic assault rifle in an upstairs bedroom, along with spent cartridge casings. They also confiscated a large capacity ammunition clip for the weapon, and a handgun.

Perez was charged with attempted malicious wounding, and discharging a firearm in the city.
Police are still investigating the incident.
Eric Earnhart, News 7))



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No arrests have been made following a shooting in Roanoke Saturday night that left one man dead.
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Police responded to a disturbance at 1232 Jamison Avenue, Southeast just after 11. They found 22- year old Keith E-Sandifer lying in a parking lot with a single gunshot wound to the chest. Sandifer was taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital, where he died. Police have identified a suspect, but haven't caught him yet. Witnesses told police the shooting was caused by an argument over a mutual girlfriend.
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Roanoke police have charged a man in connection with another shooting yesterday that left one man critically injured. It happened in the 100 block of Whitten Avenue in the Lincoln Terrace housing complex. 41- year old James Reddicks was found lying on the sidewalk, suffering from a gunshot wound to the stomach.
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Reddicks is listed in critical condition this morning at Roanoke Memorial Hospital. Police have arrested Frankie L-Steelman and charged him with malicious wounding.

[7E-Airstrip-Folo]


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Rockbridge County residents are suing the Board of Supervisors for approving construction of an airstrip.
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In April, the Board voted to allow Harold Hottinger to operate a private airstrip on his property with some restrictions.
Hottinger said the airstrip is for a friend who has no place to land and store his plane in the area.
In their lawsuit, 19 county residents maintain the airstrip will lower their property values.
However, the Board's attorney, Leanne Shank, has asked that the lawsuit be dismissed.
She claims, in part, that the residents don't have any facts to justify their concerns.
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A date for a hearing about the matter has not been set.

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Taking a look at your Monday forecast.. Hot temperatures continue today, with highs reaching into the 90's. Expect cloudy skies, with a chance of thunderstorms throughout the day.
Not much relief from the heat tonight. The chance for showers and storms sticks around, with lows only dropping to around 70.
The extended forecast..
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[7BIRTHDAYS!] 6/30/98
Tuesday:

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[SUPER=130-4/Jessica Hoke/Union, WV]*


Anniversary:

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No Pictures:

[SUPER=131-26/Buddy & Wanda Eckles/Rocky Mount]*


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After a few tense moments Roanoke police last night arrested a man wanted in connection with an attempted shooting.


A woman told police the suspected opened fire on her with an assault rifle.
Eric Earnhart has details.
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(( When police arrived at the 800 block of Center Avenue, they heard more gunfire... they blocked the street and waited.... fifteen minutes later the suspect came out onto a porch unarmed.

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Police say the suspect, 31 year old Jesus (HAY-zeus) Perez, fired several shots at a woman a few blocks away, and fled in a car... Investigators called it a domestic assault, and are not identifying the woman involved.

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Perez told the arresting officers he hadn't done anything wrong. When they searched hom, they found a live cartridge in his pocket.

When they searched the house, they found an SKS semi-automatic assault rifle in an upstairs bedroom, along with spent cartridge casings. They also confiscated a large capacity ammunition clip for the weapon, and a handgun.

Perez was charged with attempted malicious wounding, and discharging a firearm in the city.
Police are still investigating the incident.
Eric Earnhart, News 7))



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Roanoke police, meantime, are looking for a suspect involved in fataly shooting Saturday night.
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Police responded to a disturbance at 1232 Jamison Avenue, Southeast just after 11.
They found 22- year old Keith E-Sandifer lying in a parking lot with a single gunshot wound to the chest.
Sandifer died at the hospital.
Witnesses told police the shooting was caused by an argument over a mutual girlfriend.
Police have identified the suspect.
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In a third weekend shooting incident in Roanoke, a man is in critical condition.
It happened in the 100 block of Whitten Avenue in the Lincoln Terrace housing complex.
41- year old James Reddicks was found lying on the sidewalk, suffering from a gunshot wound to the stomach.
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Reddicks is hospitalized in critical condition.
Police arrested Frankie L-Steelman on a charge of malicious wounding.

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If you live in Lexington or Buena Vista and own a cellular phone, get ready to pay some extra taxes.
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Councilmembers in both localities this month approved a tax on cellular phones.
Lexington officials felt the tax was fair considering taxes already placed on other telephone services.
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((JON ELLESTAD/LEXINGTON'S CITY MANAGER: OUR CITY COUNCIL FELT IT WAS AS MUCH OF AN EQUITY ISSUE AS ANYTHING ELSE. FOR YEARS, WE HAD CONSUMER UTILITY TAX ON LOCAL LAND LINE TELEPHONE SERVICE AND THEY DIDN'T UNDERSTAND WHY CELLULAR PHONES SHOULD BE EXEMPT.))
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Officials in Lexington estimate the tax will generate about five thousand dollars more in revenue.
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Buena Vista officials estimate they'll take in an extra 12 thousand dollars.
Residents there with cell phones will have to pay about two dollars more per month.
The cell phone tax in both areas goes into effect July first.

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Time now to check the Monday forecast--
Variably cloudy and hot today, with scattered showers or thunderstorms.
Highs near 90.
Mostly cloudy overnight, with more storms possible.
Lows around 70.
The extended outlook is calling for more scattered showers tomorrow, otherwise staying partly cloudy this week...


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A man allegedly shot at a woman while armed with an assault rifle last night in Northwest Roanoke.
After the victim tipped off police to his whereabouts, the suspect was arrested.
Eric Earnhart has details.
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((When police arrived at the 800 block of Center Avenue, they heard more gunfire... they blocked the street and waited.... fifteen minutes later the suspect came out onto a porch unarmed.

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Police say the suspect, 31 year old Jesus (HAY-zeus) Perez, fired several shots at a woman a few blocks away, and fled in a car... Investigators called it a domestic assault, and are not identifying the woman involved.

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Perez told the arresting officers he hadn't done anything wrong. When they searched hom, they found a live cartridge in his pocket.

When they searched the house, they found an SKS semi-automatic assault rifle in an upstairs bedroom, along with spent cartridge casings. They also confiscated a large capacity ammunition clip for the weapon, and a handgun.

Perez was charged with attempted malicious wounding, and discharging a firearm in the city.
Police are still investigating the incident.
Eric Earnhart, News 7))



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Meanwhile, police are still searching for the suspect in a fatal shooting in Roanoke Saturday night.
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Police responded to a disturbance at 1232 Jamison Avenue, Southeast just after 11. They found 22- year old Keith E-Sandifer lying in a parking lot with a single gunshot wound to the chest. Sandifer was taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital, where he died. Police have identified a suspect, but haven't caught him yet. Witnesses told police the shooting was caused by an argument over a mutual girlfriend.
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A man is charged in connection with yet ANOTHER shooting that occurred in Roanoke yesterday.
The victim is critically injured. It happened in the 100 block of Whitten Avenue in the Lincoln Terrace housing complex. 41- year old James Reddicks was found lying on the sidewalk, suffering from a gunshot wound to the stomach.
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Reddicks is listed in critical condition this morning at Roanoke Memorial Hospital. Police have arrested Frankie L-Steelman and charged him with malicious wounding.

[8E-SJH-Fundraiser]


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Stonewall Jackson Hospital's annual fundraiser is already considered a success--
Although there's still one more day left, the hospital has raised 10- thousand dollars OVER its goal.
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[edit 98-20, Stonewall-Jackson]
Hospital officials had hoped to raise at least 75 thousand dollars by the end of this month.
They say the early success is a sign of the community's confidence.
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((DR. JANE HORTON/EXECUTIVE BOARD CHAIRWOMAN: WE'RE VERY PLEASED WITH THAT CAMPAIGN. WE THINK IT'S REFLECTIVE OF THE SUPPORT THAT THE COMMUNITY SHOWS US IN OUR OPERATIONS AS A COMMUNITY HOSPITAL.))
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Some of the funds have already been used to buy a van to transport extended care patients.
The remaining money will be used to pay for general hospital expenses and physical therapy equipment.
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The fundraiser ends tomorrow.

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That's it for the news-- here's a final check on your weather.
Variably cloudy today, with a chance of storms.
Highs around 90.
Mostly cloudy tonight, with more showers or storms possible.
Lows cooling to near 70.
The four day forecast is calling for spotty showers or storms tomorrow with highs around 90...then slightly cooler temperatures by the end of the week.
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