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A one-year old Campbell County girl died after being accidentally shot by her four-year old brother yesterday.
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Just after five yesterday, deputies were called to this home in the Happy Valley subdivision near Rustburg.
Authorities say a four-year old boy got a hold of a gun and accidentally shot his one-year old sister in the head.
The child was taken to Lynchburg General Hospital where she died.
Sheriff Robert Maxey says it will be up to the commonwealth's attorney to decide whether the parents should face criminal charges.
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((ROBERT MAXEY/CAMPBELL CO. SHERIFF: WE'LL DO AN INVESTIGATION AND FORWARD IT ON TO HIM AND HE'LL MAKE A DECISION ON WHETHER OR NOT IT NEEDS TO GO ANY FURTHER.))
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Maxey says the gun involved appeared to be a .38 caliber revolver.
He does NOT know how the boy got a hold of it.
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[7Fire-Shooting]


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There is a connection. For the first time, Roanoke police officially say there is a link between an apartment fire that killed six people in May and a fatal shooting on the same day.
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Kevin Jones was murdered just a few hours before the deadly blaze on the 500 block of Church Avenue.
No one has been charged with setting the fire but investigators say they are focusing on several people who had may have sought revenge for the death of Jones.
Willie Caldwell, who is charged with Jones' murder, was a resident of the boarding house that went up in flames.
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[7Candlelight-Ceremony]


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A candlelight vigil was held last night for Keith Sandifer, the 22-year old shooting victim who will be buried today.
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A large group of Sandifer's relatives and STREET FAMILY embraced one another last night in his memory. Many are hoping to put his death behind them and move on.
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((CEE TEE ST. CLAIR/VIGIL ORGANIZER; HE WASN'T HERE REALLY LONG, BUT HE WAS REALLY LOVED. HE WAS A GREAT KID. AS YOU CAN SEE HE WILL BE SORELY MISSED.))
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As for Sandifer's accused killer, 17- year old James Sutphin, the group says it is not seeking revenge, but justice.
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((CEE TEE ST. CLAIR/VIGIL ORGANIZER; WHATEVER HAPPENS WITH HIM HAPPENS. IT'S SAD ON HIS FAMILY'S PART TOO, I'M SURE. I HOPE HE CAN LIVE WITH HIMSELF.))
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The service was held at the scene where Sandifer was shot this past Saturday, in a parking lot in the 13-hundred block of Jamison Avenue, Southeast.
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[7Child-Molest]


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A man is facing eight life prison terms after being convicted of molesting his daughter over a period of several years.
The 40-year-old man was convicted yesterday in Roanoke on 12 felony charges stemming from abuse of the girl that began when she was five.
The girl, now eleven, testified in sometimes graphic detail about sexual intercourse and sodomy.
The jury recommended the lengthy sentence.
The man will be sentenced September 4th.



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Taking a look now at your Thursday forecast..
Temperatures will stay in the mid- to upper-80's today, with light winds providing some relief from the heat.
Look for partly sunny skies during the day, with clouds moving in this evening. Temperatures will drop into the low- to mid-60's overnight.
The extended forecast shows the possibility of some showers during the holiday weekend, with highs in the 90's and overnight lows in the 60's.

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[7BIRTHDAYS!] 7/3/98 Corrected!
Friday:
Anniversary:
[SUPER=130-25th/Pastor & Mrs. Mike Franklin/Martinsville]



[SUPER=130-7/Dustin Sarver/Parrott]



[SUPER=130-18/Sherry Tickle/Radford]



[SUPER=130-2/Sierra Delby/Roanoke]



[SUPER=130-71/Edsel Gallimore/Christiansburg]


No Pictures:

[SUPER=131-12/Corinthia Dunford/Pulaski]


Anniversary:
[SUPER=131-/Ricky & Cheryle Martin/Snow Creek]



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The Campbell County Sheriff's department is investigating the fatal shooting of a baby girl.
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Just after five, deputies were called to this home in the Happy Valley subdivision near Rustburg.
Authorities say a four-year old boy got a hold of a gun and accidentally shot his one-year old sister in the head.
The child was taken to Lynchburg General Hospital where she died.
Sheriff Robert Maxey says it will be up to the commonwealth's attorney to decide whether the parents should face criminal charges.
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((ROBERT MAXEY/CAMPBELL CO. SHERIFF: WE'LL DO AN INVESTIGATION AND FORWARD IT ON TO HIM AND HE'LL MAKE A DECISION ON WHETHER OR NOT IT NEEDS TO GO ANY FURTHER.))
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Maxey says the gun involved appeared to be a .38 caliber revolver.
He does NOT know how the boy got a hold of it.
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[452-Fire-Shooting]


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Following weeks of speculation Roanoke police now confirm a link between a deadly apartment fire in May and a fatal shooting just hours earlier.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/May 18]


Kevin Jones was murdered shortly before the blaze that claimed 6 lives.
No one has been charged with setting the Church Avenue fire, but investigators say they are focusing on several people who had motive to seek revenge for Jones' death.
Willie Caldwell, who is charged with Jones' murder, was a resident of the boarding house that went up in flames.
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[45E-L'burg-Council]


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Lynchburg's new mayor begins his first full day on the job.
He's joined by a couple of new city council men.
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Bert Dodson and Stewart Hobbs are the newest at-large members of council.
Councilman Pete Warren was chosen yesterday morning to replace Republican Jim Whitaker as mayor.
Warren says he plans to bring less partisanship to the position.
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((PETE WARREN/NEW LYNCHBURG MAYOR: WE MADE THE CHANGE, I'M VERY APPRECIATIVE OF THE WORK THAT JIM WHITAKER HAS DONE OVER THE LAST SIX YEARS ON COUNCIL AND AS MAYOR. I THINK HE'S DONE A LOT OF GOOD WORK, I THINK NOW WE CAN BUILD ON SOME OF THAT AMD WE CAN BRING A LITTLE DIFFERENT FOCUS IN TERMS OF MORE INCLUSIVENESS OF PEOPLE WHO WE GET INVOLVED IN DOING THE WORK OF THE CITY.))
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Carl Hutcherson edged out Ed Barksdale for the job of vice mayor.
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Danville also a new mayor.
Ruby Archie is the first woman to lead the city council.
A retired English teacher, Archie says there is much work to do to make certain Danville's Public Schools are top notch.
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((RUBY ARCHIE/DANVILLE MAYOR: LET'S SEE AS A GROUP WHAT WE CAN DO TO CONTINUE TO IMPROVE OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH THE SCHOOL BOARD IN ORDER TO BENEFIT ALL SCHOOL AGE CHILDREN AND REALIZE SOME POSITIVE RESULTS WHICH WILL SHOW OUR EDUCATION SYSTEM MEASURING UP TO THE BEST AND NONE BUT THE BEST.))
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Peter Castiglione (CASS-TIGG-LEE-O-NEE) was elected Vice-Mayor.
He and Archie will each serve two-year terms.
Three new council members took the oath of office.
Their four-year terms began yesterday.
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Shifting gears now to weather--
Partly sunny today, with a northwesterly breeze.
Highs in the mid to upper 80s.
Partly cloudy tonight, with lows in low to mid 60s.
The forecast heading into the July fourth weekend looks partly sunny, with some scattered showers possible by Sunday.
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A four- year- old Campbell county boy accidentally shot and killed his baby sister yesterday.
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Just after five o'clock, deputies were called to this home in the Happy Valley subdivision near Rustburg.
Authorities say a four-year old boy got a hold of a gun and accidentally shot his one-year old sister in the head.
The child was taken to Lynchburg General Hospital where she died.
Sheriff Robert Maxey says it will be up to the commonwealth's attorney to decide whether the parents should face criminal charges.
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Maxey says the gun involved appeared to be a .38 caliber revolver.
He does NOT know how the boy got a hold of it.
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[8Fire-Shooting]


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After investigating the Church Avenue apartment fire for nearly two months, Roanoke police now say there IS a connection between the fatal blaze and a fatal shooting.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/May 18]


Kevin Jones was murdered just a few hours before the deadly blaze on the 500 block of Church Avenue.
No one has been charged with setting the fire but investigators say they are focusing on several people who had may have sought revenge for the death of Jones.
Willie Caldwell, who is charged with Jones' murder, was a resident of the boarding house that went up in flames.
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[8Candlelight-Ceremony]


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The memory of 22- year- old shooting victim Keith Sandifer was honored last night during a candlelight ceremony.

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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

A large group of Sandifer's relatives and STREET FAMILY embraced one another last night in his memory. Many are hoping to put his death behind them and move on.
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[IN Q=HE WASN'T HERE]

((CEE TEE ST. CLAIR/VIGIL ORGANIZER; HE WASN'T HERE REALLY LONG, BUT HE WAS REALLY LOVED. HE WAS A GREAT KID. AS YOU CAN SEE HE WILL BE SORELY MISSED.))
[SUPER=01-Cee Tee St. Clair/Vigil Organizer;]
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[VO-NAT]

As for Sandifer's accused killer, 17- year old James Sutphin, the group says it is not seeking revenge, but justice.
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[IN Q=WHATEVER HAPPENS]

((CEE TEE ST. CLAIR/VIGIL ORGANIZER; WHATEVER HAPPENS WITH HIM HAPPENS. IT'S SAD ON HIS FAMILY'S PART TOO, I'M SURE. I HOPE HE CAN LIVE WITH HIMSELF.))
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The service was held at the scene where Sandifer was shot this past Saturday, in a parking lot in the 13-hundred block of Jamison Avenue, Southeast.
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It's a case of the judicial branch of government "checking" on the legislative branch--
Virginia lawmakers who voted to increase their own checks this spring will now face the state Supreme Court.
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Attorney General Mark Earley is asking for the court's guidance, citing confusion over the state constitution.
[SUPER=03-Richmond/File Tape;]


The state's highest court will now decide on the legality of the raises.
The state comptroller will hold the checks until a decision can be made.
The pay raises took effect yesterday.
But as criticism mounted, many General Assembly members turned down the 100-dollar a day out-of-session pay increase.
For now, they won't get their bigger office budget checks either.
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Before we wrap up things this morning, let's take one more look at the forecast.
Partly sunny today, with pleasant highs in the mid to upper 80s.
Staying partly cloudy overnight, with temperatures dropping into the lower 60s.
And the forecast looks partly to mostly sunny heading into the July fourth weekend.
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