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A man who fled on foot after shooting at a moving car last night is still eluding Danville Police.
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Authorities suspect the gunman fled into nearby woods after shooting at a car on Dudley Street around 11:15.
The car's juvenile driver was not hit by gunfire, but DID suffer minor injuries after he drove into a parked car and a fence.
The owner of the parked car says she didn't suspect anything at first.
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Police say the teen's car appears to have taken one bullet to the windshield.
They say they have plenty of leads, but no suspect profile at this time.
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[7E-Bank-Robbery]


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Roanoke police are still searching this morning for a man who committed the THIRD bank robbery on Melrose Avenue this year.
The Melrose Nationsbank was the target of the first two hold-ups, before
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a masked man with a gun walked into the First Union Bank in front of the Roanoke-Salem Plaza yesterday.
He demanded money from two tellers and fled on foot. No one was injured. The Federal Bureau of Investigations has joined local police in the search for the suspect.
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[7E-Karen-Thompson]


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A woman who led police on a chase through Roanoke and Botetourt Counties in May will spend the maximum time behind bars.
That means six years in prison for Karen Thompson.
Eric Earnhart reports.
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[SUPER=01-Ronnie Clay/Assistant Commonwealth's Atty.;:18]
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(( Prosecutors say this case cried out for a maximum sentence.
When she led officers on a 2 hour chase in May, police say Karen Thompson had already jumped bond on a drug conviction.
The chase hit speeds approaching 120 miles an hour, ending at the Botetourt County jail.

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((RONNIE CLAY/ASSISTANT COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY; THOSE TWO FACTORS ALONG WITH HER PRIOR CRIMINAL HISTORY AND WHAT NOT, I DON'T THINK THE JUDGE HAD TO GO TO FAR TO FIND THAT SHE WAS DESERVING OF MAXIMUM PUNISHMENTS IN THESE CASES.))
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Thompson pleaded no contest to the traffic charges, but will appeal the conviction.

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((STEPHEN HEBBLETHWAITE/DEFENSE ATTORNEY; BECAUSE OF THE SENTENCE AND THE SEVERITY, AND TO COMBINE ALL THE PROCEEDINGS UP IN CIRCUT COURT AND HAVE IT ALL DONE AT ONE TIME))
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Along with the drug conviction, Thompson faces felony charges for failing to appear in court.
Eric Earnhart, News 7))

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First degree murder charges now face a Henry County woman accused of killing her baby daughter on Mother's Day.
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A grand jury indicted Sharon Alley yesterday.
She's charged with stabbing her eight-month old daughter Brooke in the heart on Mother's Day.
Alley is also charged with felony neglect for allegedly throwing the little girl on the floor last year.
Henry County's prosecutor said he would like to combine the charges against Alley into one trial.
Her next hearing is set for Thursday.
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Taking a look now at your Tuesday forecast..
The sweltering heat continues today. Sunny skies and highs in the mid- to upper-90's.
Clear skies overnight, with high humidity. Lows in the low-70's.
The extended forecast stays HOT...
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The F-B-I has arrested a former Lynchburg pediatrician on charges of child pornography.
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John Gary Powell was indicted on FEDERAL charges of receiving child pornography over the Internet.
Powell's been charged with two counts of possession of child pornography and EIGHT counts of receiving the same material over the Internet.
If convicted, he could face up to 130 years in prison.
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An Evington man was also indicted for possessing child pornography.

If convicted Dennis Rice could face five years in prison.[45E-Campbell-Shooting]


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The parents of a Campbell County toddler who was accidentally shot and killed three weeks ago will not face endangerment charges.
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One-year old Sabrina Sheppard died when her four-year old brother shot her in the head.
The boy was playing with a gun he had found in his father's dresser.
Authorities say Thomas and Janet Sheppard could have done more to prevent the tragedy, but their actions were NOT reckless.
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((NEIL VENER/CAMPBELL CO. PROSECUTOR: THESE CASES ARE HORRIBLE CASES, THE FAMILIES HAVE SUFFERED TRAGEDIES, BUT I MADE MY DECISION BASED ON THE FACTS AND THE LAW IN THIS CASE, AND THE LAW WOULD NOT SUPPORT A CHARGE IN THIS CASE.))
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Failing to keep a loaded weapon away from a child is a Class Three misdemeanor which carries a 500 dollar fine.
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It's looking good for an improved continuing education center in Halifax County.
Residents will vote on the one-point-seven million dollar referendum to relocate and expand the existing C-E-C.
Christy Hubley reports.
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(( The Halifax County Board of Supervisors heard nothing but praise for the Continuing Education Center.
More than a dozen people spoke in support of the C-E-C-- and the need to have higher education at their fingertips.


People like Scott McAlexander, who-- thanks to a C-E-C satellite program-- is getting his MBA from Virginia Tech-- without ever leaving Halifax County.
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((SCOTT MCALEXANDER/CEC STUDENT: HAVING THE CEC THERE, HAVING THE MBA PROGRAM THERE HAS MADE IT CONVENIENT FOR ME. I WOULD NOT HAVE DRIVEN ALL THE WAY TO DANVILLE TO GO TO AVERETT.)) [RUNS:08]
[OUT Q=to go to Averett.]


Total cost of renovating an old tobacco warehouse and moving to C-E-C into it will be 3-point-5 million dollars.
Half would come from taxpayers-- the other half from private donations.
Peg Anderson says it's worth the money for all the help the C-E-C gave her and her son.
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((PEG ANDERSON/CEC SUPPORTER: I COULD NOT HAVE DONE IT WITHOUT THEM. AND FOR THAT I AM GRATEFUL AND I THINK WE'VE GOT A HIDDEN ASSET HERE THAT WE NEED TO BRING TO THE COMMUNITY'S ATTENTION.)) [RUNS:13]
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Once a judge signs off on the referendum it will appear on the ballot November 3rd.
Christy Hubley, News 7, Halifax County.
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[45E-Lung-Transplant]


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A teenaged recipient of a double lung transplant has died at the University of Virginia Medical Center.
The Cystic Fibrosis patient from Patrick County received his new lungs from living donors.
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But U-V-A doctors say the double lung transplant was not the reason 14-year old Robert Jackson died. Jackson was the first recipient in Virginia to undergo a double lung transplant from living donors. Two members of the Jackson's church in Stuart donated parts of their lungs for the transplant.
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Taking a break from the news now to check the hot forecast--
Sunny skies today, with temperatures soaring into the upper 90s.
Staying clear and muggy overnight, with lows only dropping into the lower 70s.
And taking a look ahead at the four day forecast...not much relief from the heat until we head into the weekend.
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After shooting at a moving vehicle and causing an accident, a man is still on the run from Danville police.
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Authorities suspect the gunman fled into nearby woods after shooting at a car on Dudley Street around 11:15.
The car's juvenile driver was not hit by gunfire, but DID suffer minor injuries after he drove into a parked car and a fence.
The owner of the parked car says she didn't suspect anything at first.
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Police say the teen's car appears to have taken one bullet to the windshield.
They say they have plenty of leads, but no suspect profile at this time.
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First, it was the Melrose Avenue Nationsbank...
Now another Melrose Avenue bank robbery has Roanoke police searching for the suspect.
The incident is the THIRD bank robbery on same street this year.
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A masked man with a gun walked into the First Union Bank in front of the Roanoke-Salem Plaza yesterday.
He demanded money from two tellers and fled on foot. No one was injured. The Federal Bureau of Investigations has joined local police in the search for the suspect.
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She led both Roanoke and Botetourt county officers on a high- speed chase, now Karen Thompson will receive the maximum sentence.
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28- year- old Thompson got six years in prison on six misdemeanor charges, and a 15- thousand- dollar fine.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./May 6]


During the 2-hour chase she hit speeds well over 100 miles an hour.
She told police she ran because she didn't want to go to prison after jumping bond on a drug conviction.
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((RONNIE CLAY/ASSISTANT COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: THOSE TWO FACTORS ALONG WITH HER PRIOR CRIMINAL HISTORY AND WHAT NOT, I DON'T THINK THE JUDGE HAD TO GO TO FAR TO FIND THAT SHE WAS DESERVING OF MAXIMUM PUNISHMENTS IN THESE CASES.))
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Even though she pled no contest to the charges, Thompson's attorney says she'll appeal.
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((STEPHEN HEBBLETHWAITE/DEFENSE ATTORNEY: BECAUSE OF THE SENTENCE AND THE SEVERITY, AND TO COMBINE ALL THE PROCEEDINGS UP IN CIRCUIT COURT AND HAVE IT ALL DONE AT ONE TIME))
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Thompson also faces felony charges for failing to appear for sentencing in her drug case.
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A developer is suing Franklin county because he says officials changed the rules AFTER he began work on a project at Smith Mountain Lake.
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John Robbins wants to sell 42 lots on Route 949, each with its own boat dock.
He says the county gave him permission to build, until lake residents complained about traffic.
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((DICK HACH/LAKE RESIDENT: IT'S 42 MORE DISRUPTIONS TO THE TRANQUILITY AND THE PEACE IN BECKY'S CREEK.))
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County supervisors now require a special use permit to build docks in this area.
But Robbins already spent 30-thousand dollars on development.
Now he's fighting for the right to finish his docks.
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((C. JOHN ROBBINS/DEVELOPER: THIS IS ALL BECAUSE SOMEBODY DOESN'T WANT A BOAT TO GO PAST THEIR HOUSE. THEY NEVER LIVED ON THE WATER BEFORE. I'VE LIVED ON THE WATER ALL MY LIFE. I KNOW WHAT THE WATER'S ABOUT.))
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County officials say they never approved Robbins' subdivision plans.
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Before we wrap things up this morning-- let's take one last look at the forecast.
Sunny and hot again today, with highs in the upper 90s.
Clear and muggy tonight, with lows in low to mid 70s.
The extended forecast stay hot throughout the work week...
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