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An overnight shooting in Roanoke injured one person.
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Police say the male victim suffered minor injuries when he was shot at the Shell Station on the corner of Herschberger Road and Fern Cliff Avenue around 3-15 this morning.
He was taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital for treatment.
Roanoke police say the incident is still under investigation.
2 handguns were recovered at the scene of the shooting.
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A Salem man who had reportedly lost his job was in a standoff with police yesterday.
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Police say Steve Garnett was armed in his trailer at the Riverland Mobile Home Court.
They say he threatened to shoot any officer that approached him.
The owner of the mobile home park says Garnett had lost his job in Roanoke yesterday and was depressed.
Police coached him out of the trailer by phone.
He is in emergency custody at Lewis-Gale Hospital but police are waiting for the results of a psychiatric evaluation before pressing any charges.
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Youth violence took center stage with a positive spin last night, as Roanoke Valley school officials hosted a forum to raise public awareness.
David Johnson reports.
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[IN Q=A forum on youth]
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[SUPER=01-Annie Harman/Roanoke City Schools; :14]
[SUPER=01-Cochise Bryant/William Fleming Student; :41]
[SUPER=01-Phillip Trompeter/Judge; :59]
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[OUT Q=DJO, News 7.]

(( A forum on youth violence was the first phase on deterring violence in the area's schools. Raising community awareness about school violence was the idea of a Roanoke City school official.
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[IN Q=AS YOU'VE SEEN]

((ANNIE HARMAN/ROANOKE CITY SCHOOLS; AS YOU'VE SEEN ACROSS THE NATION THE SERIOUS INCIDENTS THAT HAVE OCCURED IN OREGON, PENNSYLVANIA AND KENTUCKY, THOSE INCIDENTS AFFECTED THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY, NOT JUST ONE SCHOOL. AND IF WE CAN COME OUT OF THIS CONFERENCE AND BRING OUT AN AWARENESS TO THIS ENTIRE VALLEY THAT IT TAKES EVERY PERSON IN THIS ENTIRE VALLEY TO PREVENT VIOLENCE FROM HAPPENING, THEN I'LL BE PLEASED.)) [RUNS22]
[OUT Q=THEN I'LL BE PLEASED.]

It's an issue in which some students claim to know how vital their role is.
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[IN Q=WE DON'T FEAR]

((COCHISE BRYANT/WILLIAM FLEMING STUDENT; WE DON'T FEAR OUR SCHOOLS BECAUSE AS STUDENTS OURSELVES, WE WANT OUR SCHOOLS TO BE SAFE. SO WE'RE GOING TO GO OUT AND MAKE SURE THEY ARE SAFE. WE'RE NOT GOING TO WAIT ON ADMINISTRATORS TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT.)) [RUNS09]
[OUT Q=ABOUT IT.]

And a long standing community child advocate is ready to lead the charge to ensure school safety.
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[IN Q=IT'S A LIFETIME]

((PHILLIP TROMPETER/JUVENILE AND DOMESTIC RELATIONS JUDGE; AND IT'S A LIFETIME COMMITMENT. AND IT'S OUR COMMUNITY'S OBLIGATION TO CONTINUE TO HELP NURTURE THEM AND NOT TURN OUR BACKS ON THEM.)) [RUNS18]
[OUT Q=BACKS ON THEM.]
[STAND-UP/20:08:46 - TAPE #2]

((DAVID JOHNSON/REPORTING; A COMMITTEE WILL DEVELOP THE IDEAS GENERATED AT THE FORUM INTO STRATEGIES TO DETER SCHOOL VIOLENCE. THOSE STRATEGIES WILL APPLY VALLEY WIDE. ORGANIZERS HOPE TO HAVE THOSE COMPLETE BY THANKSGIVING. DAVID JOHNSON, NEWS7.)) [RUNS12]))

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Students at some area schools will be let out early again today.
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Schools in Smyth County will be closing at two p-m.
And, Alleghany Highlands schools will close two hours early. [take pinnacle board]
In Covington--Edgemont Primary will close at noon followed by Jeter-Watson at 12:26 and Covington High School at 12:34.
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Maury River Middle School in Rockbridge County will be closed today due to a power outage.

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Taking a look now at your Friday forecast.. Expect mostly sunny skies today with some light winds.
Highs will range from the upper 80's to low-90's. The winds die down overnight, under clear skies.
Lows in the mid- to upper-60's.
The extended forecast...
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Hurricane Bonnie is moving slowly out to sea this morning, but it's not finished with the East Coast just yet.
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[4:53:59 ]
The storm regained hurricane strength overnight and slammed into the Virginia Coast.
More than 200-thousand Virginia Power customers were left in the dark, and the utility said it could take two to three days to restore them all.
Winds as high as 70 miles an hour hammered the Virginia Beach oceanfront, while flooding was heavy at Ocean View in Norfolk.
Despite the battering, authorities said there were no reports of injuries.
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A man was taken to the hospital after being shot early this morning in Roanoke.
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Police say he suffered only minor injuries.
It happened shortly after 3 a-m at at the Shell Station on the corner of Hershberger Road and Fern Cliff Avenue.
Roanoke police say the incident is still under investigation.
Two handguns were recovered at the scene of the shooting.
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It was sentencing day for some of the defendants in the Abed racketeering case.
One of the six defendants tried to spit at the prosecutor as he was being led away in handuffs.
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Amar Abed had just been sentenced to serve 47 and a half years in prison.
The 26-year old arsonist from Arlington was one of those who helped set fire to the Corner Store on 13th Street.
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The use of a molotov cocktail to set the blaze brings an automatic mandatory 30-year sentence by itself.
This prosecutor argued strenuously for the "enhanced" punishment.
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((THEY WERE ASSAULTING PEOPLE, BEATING PEOPLE, BREAKING PEOPLE'S BONES, SELLING DOPE, SETTING FIRE TO STUFF. I THINK IT'S MORE THAN JUSTIFIED. IT'S A SHAME THEY DON'T GET ANY LONGER SENTENCES.))
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As for the spitting incident, Bondurant managed to dodge the spittle, pointing out he can move pretty fast for a man his size.
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State Police believe they've located the 1973 black Ford pickup truck involved in a fatal hit and run accident in Pittsylvania County.
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34-year old Cynthia Faye White was struck and killed Tuesday night along State Route 360 in Keeling.
Her body was found Wednesday morning.
The owner of the pickup truck says he was not driving it at the time of the accident.
The investigation is continuing.
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Students at some area schools will be let out early again today.
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Schools in Smyth County will be closing at two p-m.
And, Alleghany Highlands schools will close two hours early. [take pinnacle board]
In Covington--Edgemont Primary will close at noon followed by Jeter-Watson at 12:26 and Covington High School at 12:34.
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Maury River Middle School in Rockbridge County will be closed today due to a power outage.
In Montgomery County, the following schools will close at noon: Shawsville and Auburn High Schools and Middle Schools, Blacksburg Middle School and Christiansburg Middle School.
And closing at 12:45 in Montgomery County are the following Elementary schools: Margaret Beeks, Christiansburg, Belview, Price's Fork, and Gilbert Linkous.


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Time now to focus your attention to the local forecast.
Mostly sunny skies today, with highs soaring to near 90.
Staying mostly clear overnight, with diminishing winds.
Lows in the upper 60s.
And expect partly sunny skies through the weekend, with just a chance of scattered showers.
Highs in the upper 80s.
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Virginia Beach residents are being asked to conserve water after a power failure in about three-quarters of the city's sewer-pump system.]
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[4:53:59 ]
More than 260-thousand Virginia Power customers lost power when hurricane Bonnie slammed into the Virginia Coast overnight.
Virginia Power officials say it could take two to three days to restore power and they're concerned that normal use of the public water system could cause the sewers to overflow.
Winds as high as 70 miles an hour hammered the Virginia Beach oceanfront.
Bonnie is sending huge swells crashing over the beachfront boardwalk.
Meantime, flooding has been heavy at Ocean View in Norfolk.
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An early morning shooting in Roanoke sent one man to the hospital.
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Police say he suffered only minor injuries.
It happened shortly after 3 a-m at at the Shell Station on the corner of Herschberger Road and Fern Cliff Avenue.
Two handguns were recovered at the scene of the shooting.
Roanoke police say the incident is still under investigation.
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Steps are being taken to prevent school violence in the Roanoke Valley.
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Last night administrators held a forum aimed at raising awareness of school voilence and coming up with a line of defense.
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((ANNIE HARMAN/ROANOKE CITY SCHOOLS; AS YOU'VE SEEN ACROSS THE NATION THE SERIOUS INCIDENTS THAT HAVE OCCURED IN OREGON, PENNSYLVANIA AND KENTUCKY, THOSE INCIDENTS AFFECTED THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY, NOT JUST ONE SCHOOL. AND IF WE CAN COME OUT OF THIS CONFERENCE AND BRING OUT AN AWARENESS TO THIS ENTIRE VALLEY THAT IT TAKES EVERY PERSON IN THIS ENTIRE VALLEY TO PREVENT VIOLENCE FROM HAPPENING, THEN I'LL BE PLEASED. ))
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A committee will develop the ideas generated at the forum into strategies.
Those strategies will apply valley wide.
Helping with that plan will be Juvenile and Domestic Relations Judge, Philip Trompeter.
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More than sixty Christiansburg garment workers are losing their jobs.
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DonnKenny is closing its New River Finishing plant in Christiansburg.
The company is also shutting down its plant in Lee County-- putting another 167 workers out of a job.
Company officials blame lower cost imports and changes in department store buying patterns.
They say the move will strengthen the company's operations in Floyd, Wytheville and Independence.
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The heat is again forcing some area schools to close early today.
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Schools in Smyth County will be closing at two p-m.
And, Alleghany Highlands schools will close two hours early. [take pinnacle board]
In Covington--Edgemont Primary will close at noon followed by Jeter-Watson at 12:26 and Covington High School at 12:34.
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In Montgomery County, the following schools will close at noon: Shawsville and Auburn High Schools and Middle Schools.
And closing at 12:45 in Montgomery County are the following Elementary schools: Margaret Beeks, Christiansburg, Belview, Price's Fork, and Gilbert Linkous.
Maury River Middle School in Rockbridge County will be closed today due to a power outage.

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Turning your attention to weather, we're still keeping a close watch on Hurricane Bonnie as she heads up the Virginia coastline, bringing high winds and heavy rain.
But we're not feeling much affect here, other than a slight northwesterly breeze.
Expect Mostly sunny skies again today.
And look for highs around 90.
Mostly clear overnight, with lows in the upper 60s.
Looking ahead to the weekend, partly sunny with some isolated showers possible.
Highs staying in the upper 80s.
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