Good evening, I'm Carson Chambers.
A Virginia Tech basketball player has been arrested for firing a gun on campus.
Police have charged Kenny Harrell with shooting a firearm on school property.
The shooting happened early yesterday morning on Washington Street in front of a row of dorms.
Officials say campus police got a call about a group of students walking down the street shooting a gun.
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((DAVE NUTTER: SPOKESMAN: WE NOTICED SOME YOUNG MEN WALKING DOWN THE STREET. WE OBSERVED THEM AND SAW ONE YOUNG MAN PULL A HAND GUN OUT OF HIS POCKET AND FIRE INTO THE AIR. HE DIDN'T SEEM TO BE AIMING AT ANYTHING IN PARTICULAR.))
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No one was injured.
In addition to criminal charges, Harrell's case will be reviewed by the school's judicial system which will determine if his actions violated university policy.
Harrell has already been kicked-off of the basketball team.
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The U-S Supreme Court will meet tomorrow to discuss Tommy David Strickler's case.
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Strickler was convicted of capital murder in the death of a James Madison University student.
The Supreme Court stayed his execution earlier this month so they can review the case and see if Strickler received a fair trial.
Eight documents concerning the prosecution's eyewitnesses were never revealed to Strickler's defense.
His lawyers say that Strickler might have been spared the death sentence if that information would have been available.
Officials have released the identity of a truck driver severely burned during a series of accidents on I-81 Thursday.
State police say John Franklin, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, smashed into eight cars and six trucks after his brakes apparently malfunctioned.
He suffered the worst injuries of all the accident victims.
Franklin was airlifted to the burn center at the University of Virginia, where he's still listed in critical condition.
A traffic accident yesterday morning left a Giles County man dead.
It happened along state route 730.
18 year old Jonathan Brooks Fullen died after his car ran off the right side of the road and hit an embankment.
Fullen was thrown out of the vehicle and killed.
A half million dollars in federal grant money is on its way to Lynchburg to help combat the problem of domestic violence.
The money comes from the Department of Justice and will fund a computer system, prevention training and a new coordinator position in the commonwealth's attorney's office.
Prosecutor Bill Petty says it will be money well spent.
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((BILL PETTY/LYNCHBURG PROSECUTOR: WE WANT TO BE ABLE TO LET THEM KNOW THAT WHAT WE ARE ABOUT IS NOT ALWAYS PUNISHING FOR PAST VIOLENCE, BUT ENSURING THAT FUTURE VIOLENCE DOESN'T OCCUR, AND WE NEED THEIR SUPPORT IN ORDER TO DO THAT. WE THINK THAT HAVING SOMEONE THAT CAN DO THAT FOLLOW- UP WITH THESE VICTIMS THE DAY AFTER THE OFFENSE OCCURRED WILL HELP US.))
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Petty says nearly half the cases his office handles every year involved domestic violence.
This marks the second time Lynchburg has won the federal grant money.
That's it for News 7 newsbreak. I'm Carson Chambers.
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Still ahead--students in Blacksburg are taking kitchen designing to a new level..
And, we'll catch up with a familiar voice on the bluegrass and country music airwaves.
But, first let's head over to Andrew Freiden in the weather center.
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Interior design students at Virginia Tech have a new teaching tool at their fingertips.
The students are learning the basics in kitchen design using five fully operational models, ranging from the most basic to the more elaborate.
The idea is to teach students how to design kitchens with different needs in mind...
For example: kitchens designed to make life easier for the handicapped or even families with young children.
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((JULIA BEAMISH/VT ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR: WHAT WE'RE WANTING THEM TO DO IS TO BE ABLE TO GO OUT AND WORK AS KITCHEN AND BATH DESIGNERS AND PLAN, HELP FAMILIES PLAN, THAT LIVING SPACE AND IT REALLY HAS BECOME A KIND OF COMPLICATED LIVING SPACE TO WORK IN.))
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The "Center for Kitchen Design" was made possible with the help of more than 20- companies that donated to the project.
In Western Virginia and across the country, large chains are buying up radio stations.
But in some communities, small locally- owned stations continue to fill an important niche.
Joe Dashiell visits WGFC-AM, and a veteran of western Virginia's airwaves.
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((HAROLD MITCHELL, SPINNING EM OUT. GLAD TO HAVE YOU ALONG.))
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Most mornings find Harold Mitchell, spinning out the bluegrass and classic country on WGFC.
Known for his work as a master of ceremonies on stage at the Old Fiddlers Convention in Galax, he is also at home on the air.
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((OH I LOVE RADIO. RADIO IS NOT WORK. IT'S A HOBBY. I HAVE TO HAVE IT TO MAKE A LIVING, BUT IT'S A HOBBY. I REALLY ENJOY IT, SURE DO.))
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WGFC signed on in 1985, but Harold has been behind the mic much longer.
He began his radio career in 1965, at a Hillsville station that was owned by the Gallimore Family, the same folks who started WGFC.
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((MARIE GALLIMORE: MY HUSBAND HAD BEEN IN RADIO, SINCE HE WAS VERY YOUNG. HE STARTED OUT STACKING RECORDS AND SO FORTH IN SOUTH CAROLINA. SO WE STARTED A STATION IN HILLSVILLE, SOLD IT OUT AND WHEN AN OPENING CAME THAT WE COULD GET INTO FLOYD, THEN HERE WE CAME.))
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At 1030 on the AM Dial, WGFC is serving the community with a mix of music, talk and community announcements.
With its playlist of classic and contemporary country, bluegrass and southern gospel, the station may not be in the mainstream of country radio, but the formula works in a community that values classic sounds and vintage voices.
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((WE'LL LOOK FOR YOU AGAIN TOMORROW MORNING, ALONG ABOUT 7:10. GOOD MORNING EVERYBODY.))
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Joe Dashiell News 7 Floyd County.))
You may be surprised to know that people have been making Virginia their home for more than 16-thousand years.
That's one of the many things you'll pick up at the largest museum exhibit ever on the history of Virginia.
Ellen Qualls has more in this week's Virginia Profiles.
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((The earliest sign we've found that anyone made Virginia home was from 14-thousand B.C.
They didn't call it Virginia then.
But it's the beginning of "The Story of Virginia"-- a massive new exhibit that takes you through the smoke house ... to the Conestoga wagon... from the past to the present.
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The privately-run Virginia Historical Society has done its best to cram in everything from the legendary Pocahontas to the obscure German art of the Shenandoah Valley.
From the superstars and gilded moments as a birthplace of Democracy... to the burning crosses of the Klan and the whipping post of the days of slavery.
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((IN 1888, RICHMOND BECAME THE FIRST CITY IN THE NATION TO HAVE A FULLY OPERATIONAL ELECTRIC STREETCAR SYSTEM. BUT FOR ALL IT'S PROGRESSIVENESS, VIRGINIA STILL MADE AFRICAN-AMERICANS STAND IN THE BACK OF THE CAR.))
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((cannon boom. GRANT LAUNCHED HIS MIGHTY ARMY AGAINST LEE.))
You expect the Civil War.
But have you thought about why coal mining in the southwest made Virginia's Tidewater ports world class?
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((JIM KELLY/VIRGINIA HISTORICAL SOCIETY: WE'VE COLLECTED A LOT OF THINGS EXPRESSLY FOR THIS EXHIBIT. IT ISN'T JUST A MATTER OF TAKING THINGS OUT OF STORAGE AND PUTTING THEM UP HERE. IT'S GOING OUT AND GETTING THINGS BECAUSE NOW WE KNEW WE WOULD HAVE THE SPACE TO DISPLAY THEM. FOR EXAMPLE, THERE'S A MARVELOUS, VERY LARGE, MOONSHINE STILL FROM SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA. AND WE NEVER HAD ONE BEFORE.))
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((JIM KELLY/VIRGINIA HISTORICAL SOCIETY: THERE'S BEAUTIFUL BEYER PAINTINGS OF CHRISTIANSBURG AND OF SALEM FOR EXAMPLE, WE HAVE A VERY INTERESTING RELIGIOUS REVIVAL BANNER FROM MONTGOMERY COUNTY. THE WHOLE STATE IS REPRESENTED HERE AND WE HOPE THAT PEOPLE IN YOUR VIEWING AREA WILL COME AND SEE THAT THIS IS THEIR HISTORY AS WELL.))
The Story of Virginia is now a permanent exhibit.
Ellen Qualls, News7, Richmond.))
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Mike Stevens will be here in a few minutes with a live report on the race in Martinsville.
And, Andrew Freiden will have your complete weather forecast when the news continues.
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Roanoke city school officials are trying to get children excited about reading..
Yesterday they held their first ever "Reading Fest" at Valley View Mall.
It's part of a five year initiative called "Reved Up For Reading".
Officials say the idea is to have all children reading at the appropriate level by the end of the third grade.
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((PAMELA WHITE/READING RESOURCE SPECIALIST; SO WE'RE DOING ALL TYPES OF STRATEGIES AND HERE AGAIN IT GOES BACK TO THE PROGRAMS. JUST LIKE THE SAYING IT TAKES A VILLAGE TO RAISE A CHILD, SO WE NEED TO INCLUDE OUR PARENTS, OUR COMMUNITY, OUR BUSINESS LEADERS ALSO IN THIS COMMITMENT TO ENCOURAGE CHILDREN TO READ.))
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White says the program ties in with the Department of Education's recent push to reduce and prevent illiteracy.
Roanokers recognized one of the city's oldest communities yesterday.
The ninth annual Henry Street Heritage Festival took place at Elmwood Park in Downtown Roanoke.
Henry Street once had a number of black-owned businesses, including a hospital, dentistry and other professions.
The Harrison Museum of African-American Culture sponsored the event.
The museum's executive director says it's a celebration of Henry Street's historical past.
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((ALETHA BOLDEN/EVENT ORGANIZER; THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO STILL REMEMBER HENRY STREET AND HOW IT USED TO BE. SO THIS IS A TIME TO CELEBRATE, NOT ONLY HENRY STREET BUT THE PEOPLE OF AFRICAN DESCENT. IT'S A TIME TO CELEBRATE THE CULTURE, THE MUSIC, THE FOOD AND THE WONDERFUL ACCOMPLISHMENTS THAT HAVE HAPPENED THROUGHOUT THE YEARS. SO WE DO THIS EVERY YEAR.))
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Bolden says more than 10-thousand people have attended the festival for at least the last two years.
And coming up, Ricky Rudd wins the NAPA 500 at Martinsville the Panthers and Skins both lose at home.
And Mark McGwire hits two homers today to become Major League Baseball's home run King.
Ricky Rudd survived a very hot day in Martinsville to win the NAPA 500 and continue his streak of winning races.
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Mike Stevens is at the track with all of today's racing action, Mike.
((Rollcue: were boiling today.))
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Mike tosses back to Roy
John Elway missed today's game with a sore hamstring but Bubby Brister stepped in and threw two touchdown passes as Denver beats Washington 38 to 16.
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Norv Turner checking the action early in the first period.
Brister took the Bronco's to the end zone on their first possession hitting Ed McCaffery on the 16 yard touchdown pass to make it 7 to nothing.
A field goal made it 10 to nothing then Darrin Gordon intercepts this Trent Green pass and he returns it 55 yards for the score to make it 17 to nothing Denver in the second quarter.
But the Redskins answered when Terry Allen takes the handoff and scores on the 5 yard run to make the score 17 to 7 Broncos at the half.
Denver opened it up in the second half Brister goes to the air and hits Howard Griffith on the 15
yard touchdown pass and the Broncos win the game 38 to 16.
The Carolina Panthers were at home this afternoon hosting the Packers and trying to break a two game losing streak.
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Green Bay fell behind 3 to nothing early in the first quarter.
Then Panther quarterback Kerry Collins hits Rocket Ismail in the back of the end zone for the touchdown and Carolina led 10 to nothing in the quarter.
But the Packers rallied. Brett Favre puts it into the air connecting with Mark Chmura on the 25 yard T-D pass over the middle to make it 10 to 6 Panthers.
The score was tied 20 to 20 at the half then in the
third Favre hits Derrick Mayes on the four yard T-D pass and Green Bay wins it 37 to 30.
Plenty of action in the N-F-L this afternoon lets check today's scores.
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On the final day of the regular season, Mark McGwire will go into the record book as the Home run champion.
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This afternoon in St. Louis against the Expos McGwire hit two home runs giving him 70 on the season. His first homer came in the third then he hit a three run homer in the seventh inning.
It's the second straight day that McGwire has hit two homers to claim the crown.
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