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[7E-Bedford-Murder]


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A Bedford County teenager has been charged with the murder of a Liberty High School classmate.
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The suspect is a 16- year old. He is accused of killing 17-year old (Ja-MEL) Jamelle Poindexter-- a popular student and football player.
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Poindexter actually played in Friday night's game against Martinsville.
Yesterday morning-- his body was found in a remote area of Montvale.
Authorities also believe the suspect stole Poindexter's car and later sold it.
Sheriff's investigators say statements from the 16-year old suspect led them to the body.
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((SCOTT ABELL/HEAD FOOTBALL COACH:THERE WEREN'T A WHOLE LOT OF QUESTIONS, JUST SILENCE, A LOT OF TEARS FROM THE COACHES AND PLAYERS. THOMAS JOHNSON/FOOTBALL PLAYER:IT'S KIND OF HARD TO BELIEVE RIGHT NOW, HE WAS THE TYPE OF PLAYER THAT A LOT OF YOUNGER KIDS, EVEN OLDER KIDS LOOKED UP TO BECAUSE OF HIS MENTAL STRENGTH AND JUST HIS HEART. ))
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Sheriff's investigators are NOT commenting on a motive.
They say the two were acquaintances and that they began questioning the 16-year old because he was one of the last people to be seen with Poindexter.
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A Roanoke man found dead in his R-V over the weekend was a victim of strangulation.
Police say a shirt was wrapped around the neck of 49-year-old Charles Mandakis, Senior.
His body was discovered in his vehicle on Route 220 in Roanoke County, near the Franklin County line.
The case is under investigation; detectives can't say for sure yet that Mandakis was murdered.

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Throwing a Molotov Cocktail at a Roanoke convenience store only carried a sentence of time served for one arsonist.


Richard Chisom Jr. served 18 months behind bars before he was released at his sentencing yesterday.
Chisom received the early release because he offered
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key testimony that helped convict members of the Abed family.
Two brothers and a cousin in the family were convicted
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of burning down the Corner Store in 1995.
Prosecutors said the family resorted to arson and crime to intimidate business competitors.
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There will be a Home Depot store at Cave Spring CornerS after all.
The Roanoke County Board of Supervisors has approved plans for the store, despite opposition from County residents AND members of the board.
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In August, the supervisors actually refused to rezone the property.
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But with a last minute addition to this week's agenda, and the word that Bob Johnson had resolved a conflict of interest, the supervisors reconsidered the vote, and rezoned the parcel.
Supervisors Fuzzy Minnix and Joe McNamara, and some residents and business owners objected to the vote.
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((DOUG BASHAM/BRAMBLETON HARDWARE: IT MIGHT BE LEGAL. IT MIGHT BE PROVEN TO BE LEGAL, BUT IT SURE ISN'T AN ETHICAL WAY TO RUN ROANOKE COUNTY GOVERNMENT AND I'M JUST REALLY APPALLED THAT OUR BOARD WOULD ALLOW THIS TO HAPPEN. ))
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But Johnson say the board followed parliamentary procedure and made the appropriate decision.
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Taking a look now at your midweek forecast...
Expect mostly sunny skies today and fairly cool temperatures. After a wave of 90- degree heat, today's highs will only be in the low-70's.
Temperatures will dip down into the upper-40's and low-50's overnight, under clear skies.
The extended forecast calls for more cool temperatures, gradually warming up by the end of the weekend, and lots of sun.
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[7BIRTHDAYS!] 9/10/98
Thursday:

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Anniversary:
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Anniversary:
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No Pictures:

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Anniversary:
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Defense attorneys were successful in delaying the extradition of Caroll Eugene Humphries.
The Covington man is charged with plotting a 22 year old murder in West Virginia.
Yesterday defense attorneys argued that investigators have the wrong man.
Eric Earnhart reports.
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(( Humphries told us he didn't have anything to say as he walked to court, but his lawyers said plenty, arguing that West Virginia authorities have to prove he's committed a crime before they can take him away to stand trial.... It didn't work.

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((MARK BURNETTE/GREENBRIER CO. PROSECUTOR; ALL WE HAD TO DO IS PROVE THAT HE'S THE MAN WE WANT, AND WE DID THAT.)) [RUNS07]
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Humphries did buy some time, asking for a warrant from West Virginia's Governor. The judge grantred that request and gave prosecutors 30 days to come up with one, but denied bond, keeping Humphries in jail.
Humphries' lawyer says it's all a big mistake, and accused prosecutors of misinterpreting 20 year old court records.


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((BILL PARKS/DEFENSE ATTORNEY; IT SEEMS VERY PECULIAR TO ME THAT A MAN WHO WAS THE VICTIM OF A CRIME THAT'S BEEH TOROUHTOUT INVESTIGATED IS NOW BEING ACCUSED BY A PROSECUTOR WHO WAS 11 YEARS OLD WHEN THE CRIME OCCURRED.)) [RUNS18]
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The man who built the case against Humphries and the other 3 defendents, West Virginia State Police Sargeant Mike Spradlin, isn't talking.

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((ERIC-WHAT MADE YOU TAKE ON A 22 YEAR OLD CASE? MIKE SPRADLIN/WV STATE POLICE; NO COMMENT, THANKYOU.)) [RUNS05]
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PROSECUTORS ACKNOWLEGE IT MAY TAKE A FEW MORE WEEKS TO COMPLETE THE EXTRADITION PROCESS, BUT SAY THEY'RE CONFIDENT THEY WILL EVENTUALLY TAKE HUMPHRIES TO WEST VIRGINIA AND PUT HIM ON TRIAL. IN COVINGTON, ERIC EARNHART, NEWS 7.))


[45S-I-73]


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More opposition against the proposed route for Interstate 73, this time by residents in Roanoke County.
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Residents showed up at yesterday's Board of Supervisors meeting to challenge the so-called western route, one of three corridors the Virginia Department of Transportation is studying.
Residents asked the supervisors to support upgrading the current Interstate- 581, US 220 corridor.
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((THE NOISE, THE POLLUTION, THE CORRUPTED VIEW. I JUST THINK THE WESTERN ROUTE IS A REALLY BAD IDEA GENTLEMEN.)) ((THE POINT I WANT TO MAKE TODAY IS JUST BECAUSE THERE ARE PORTIONS OF 220 THAT AREN'T FEASIBLE FOR AN INTERSTATE HIGHWAY, DOESN'T MEAN WE HAVE TO THROW OUT THE ENTIRE CORRIDOR.))
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The Regional Chamber of Commerce and local lawmakers have scheduled meetings on I-73 in the next few weeks.
And the Department of Transportation is expected to make its recommendations sometime next spring.

[45E-Hollins-Fire]


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Just two weeks before construction was complete, a Roanoke County office (----------------)
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building has been damaged by fire.
The building is set to be corporate offices.
No one was injured, but most of the damage was done by the time firefighters responded.
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((DAVID FIRESTONE/TROUTVILLE FIRE CHIEF; ))
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Investigators have not yet determined the cause of the blaze.
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Time now to check the mid- week forecast.
Mostly sunny and continued unseasonably cool today, with highs in the lower 70s.
Clear skies overnight, with light winds.
Lows around 50.
As for the next four days, partly to mostly sunny skies with temperatures warming up a little by the weekend.

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A Liberty High School student was murdered--his classmate is believed to be the killer.
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The suspect is a 16- year old. He is accused of killing 17-year old (Ja-MEL) Jamelle Poindexter-- a popular student and football player.
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Poindexter actually played in Friday night's game against Martinsville.
Yesterday morning-- his body was found in a remote area of Montvale.
Authorities also believe the suspect stole Poindexter's car and later sold it.
Sheriff's investigators say statements from the 16-year old suspect led them to the body.
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((SCOTT ABELL/HEAD FOOTBALL COACH:THERE WEREN'T A WHOLE LOT OF QUESTIONS, JUST SILENCE, A LOT OF TEARS FROM THE COACHES AND PLAYERS. THOMAS JOHNSON/FOOTBALL PLAYER:IT'S KIND OF HARD TO BELIEVE RIGHT NOW, HE WAS THE TYPE OF PLAYER THAT A LOT OF YOUNGER KIDS, EVEN OLDER KIDS LOOKED UP TO BECAUSE OF HIS MENTAL STRENGTH AND JUST HIS HEART. ))
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Sheriff's investigators are NOT commenting on a motive.
They say the two were acquaintances and that they began questioning the 16-year old because he was one of the last people to be seen with Poindexter.
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Cave Spring Corners will be the home of a new Home Depot store.
The Roanoke County Board of Supervisors approved plans for the store, although residents and some board members were opposed.
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In August, the supervisors actually refused to rezone the property.
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But with a last minute addition to this week's agenda, and the word that Bob Johnson had resolved a conflict of interest, the supervisors reconsidered the vote, and rezoned the parcel.
Supervisors Fuzzy Minnix and Joe McNamara, and some residents and business owners objected to the vote.
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((DOUG BASHAM/BRAMBLETON HARDWARE: IT MIGHT BE LEGAL. IT MIGHT BE PROVEN TO BE LEGAL, BUT IT SURE ISN'T AN ETHICAL WAY TO RUN ROANOKE COUNTY GOVERNMENT AND I'M JUST REALLY APPALLED THAT OUR BOARD WOULD ALLOW THIS TO HAPPEN. ))
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But Johnson say the board followed parliamentary procedure and made the appropriate decision.
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[8E-React-McGwire]


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Baseball is popular again, and McGwire fever is catching on in Roanoke.
David Johnson has more on that.
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((People were otherwise occupied with conversation and eating, until McGwire came up to bat.) And when the new "Sultan of Swat" made history, Roanoke baseball fans joined in the celebration. [nat-sound] [STAND-UP] ((DAVID JOHNSON/REPORTING; THAT WAS THE CONSENSUS, THAT MOST PEOPLE GOT WHAT THEY CAME FOR. NOT THE FOOD AND DRINKS, BUT TO SEE MCGWIRE HIT HOME RUN NUMBER 62. DAVID JOHNSON, NEWS7.)))

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Taking a break from the news to check the forecast--
Mostly sunny and unseasonably cool today, with highs in the lower 70s.
Clear skies with light winds, with lows near 50.
The four day forecast stays dry and cool...
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