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Police have no suspects this morning after a murder last night in Roanoke.
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Police say the shooting happened around eight at a home along the corner of 20th Street and Patterson Avenue.
Authorities identfied the victim as 62-year old Jimmy Lee Penn of Roanoke.
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Family members say Penn owned the home where the shooting occured and was renting it out.
Police do not yet have a suspect or motive in the shooting.
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D-N-A evidence has led to a murder conviction in Carroll County.
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Yesterday evening a jury found Tisha Howard guilty of 2nd degree murder in connection with the death of an elderly Galax man.
79-year-old Willie Goins was stabbed 21 times in September of 1996.
Investigators say Howard confessed to the crime, but D-N-A evidence bolstered the case.
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The House Judiciary Committee will decide next week whether to begin impeachment proceedings against President Clinton.
The committee features two of our local representatives, as well as a third member from Virginia- who spoke yesterday in an attempt to define "high crimes and misdemeanors".
The event was carried live on C-SPAN.
Ellen Qualls reports from the State Capitol.
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(( It was a town hall style meeting-- with an august panel of impeachment scholars... albeit convened by a Democrat- Richmond's Bobby Scott.
But eventually, the panel of experts yielded to the public.
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((RUBY TURNER: MY QUESTION TO THE PANEL IS, IT'S TWOFOLD-- HOW MANY MEMBERS IN CONGRESS ARE COMMITTING ADULTERY? laughter)) [RUNS:13]

[SOT TAPE ONE 12:26:02]

((NAOMI SAUNDERS: THE REAL ISSUES HERE HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH PRESIDENTIAL MORALITY. RATHER THEY HAVE TO DO WITH REPUBLICAN IMMORALITY, TYRANNY, AND DOWNRIGHT EVIL.)) [RUNS:09]

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((SHIRLEY HARVEY: EXPOSING HIMSELF TO PAULA JONES. YOU DON'T CALL THAT A HIGH CRIME? MISUSE OF HIS OFFICE. LYING TO THE GRAND JURY. LYING TO THE AMERICAN PUBLIC.)) [RUNS:08]

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((JOHN WHEELER: THE PRESIDENT AND HIS BEHAVIOR. AND HE'S A DISGRACE. AND ARE YOU GOING TO IMPEACH THIS MAN? ARE YOU GOING TO GET RID OF HIM? I WANT TO KNOW THAT. clap)) [RUNS:12]

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((DESPITE A BROAD RANGE OF OPINIONS, THE REPUBLICAN PARTY OF VIRGINIA QUICKLY DUBBED THIS A CLINTON PEP RALLY.)) [RUNS:06]

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((SCOTT: WELL YOU'VE HEARD THE DISCUSSION... A PEP RALLY.))
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((CONG. BOBBY SCOTT: BUT WHETHER OR NOT IT AMOUNTS TO AN IMPEACHABLE OFFENSE IS A SUBJECTIVE JUDGMENT AS TO WHETHER OR THE BEHAVIOR THREATENED THE CONTINUTION OF THE NATION.)) [RUNS:09]
Next week, Scott's Judiciary Committee votes on whether to recommend impeachment proceedings begin.
He says it's absurd to do that until Congress has defined impeachment.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

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Taking a look now at your Friday forecast...
Another breezy day today, with temperatures rising to about 70 degrees under mostly sunny skies.
Clouds move in overnight.
Look for lows in the lower 40s.
The extended forecast...
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A former Tech football star turned N-F-L player is free on bond after being arrested TWICE yesterday by Blacksburg police.
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23- year old Cornell Brown was arrested early Thursday morning for driving under the influence.
His driver's license was immediately revoked for seven days and he was released on his own recognizance.
Several hours later Brown was arrested again for driving on a suspended license.
If convicted on the first offense, assistant Commonwealth's attorney Skip Schwab says Brown COULD be fined and lose his license.
The second charge also carries a potential penalty.
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((SKIP SCHWAB/ASSISTANT PROSECUTOR:DRIVING ON A SUSPENDED LICENSE IS A CLASS II MISDEMEANOR. THE PENALTIES RANGE UP TO A THOUSAND DOLLAR FINE AND SIX MONTHS IN JAIL AND ADDITIONAL LICENSE SUSPENSION. ))
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Brown is currently a member of the Baltimore Ravens.
The team had "no" comment.
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There could be a local connection to an international child porn ring.
Authorities saya member of the cadet corps at Virginia Tech is one of nearly 200 suspects in 18 different countries.

A search warrant executed a month ago- -but UNsealed only yesterday- -identifies Cadet Mark Cowley as a member of the "Orchid Club."
U-S Customs officials say it's a group that chats on the internet about molesting children and trades pornographic images of children.
One of those busted by the British National Crime Squad had a collection of 42-thousand child pornographic pictures.
Cadet Cowley remains enrolled at Tech. No charges have been filed against him.

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The Virginia man charged in a deadly 19-76 car bombing maintains his innocence.
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Carrol Eugene Hummphries was arraigned in Greenbrier County, West Virginia yesterday.
He's now locked up in the Southern Regional Jail in West Virginia until his January 19-th trial.
Humphries is charged with murdering Billy Rae Abshire, a romantic rival.
Earlier this week in a VIRGINIA courtroom, Humphries requested his indictments be thrown out.
That request was denied.
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There will soon be fewer travel options for those planning to make trips to Norfolk, Richmond and Raleigh.
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CC-AIR has been providing daily round-trip service as "US Airways Express" to those three cities since May.
But the flights haven't been popular.
Business travelers in particular say they'd rather just drive three to five hours than take a plane.
The flights will end Monday.
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A reprieve for a log cabin scheduled to be destroyed.
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The building had been condemned and was set to be demolished yesterday... That is until a band of conservationists and historical preservationists stepped in to help shore up the building.
That was enough for the prosecutor to drop the case, so the judge dismissed it.
The cabin is a long way from being saved, though.
It still needs a roof or at least some type of temporary (tar-phew-lin) tarpaulin to keep the elements from destroying it.
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Taking a look now at your Friday forecast...
A sunny fall day, today. Temperatures will only reach the upper-60s to about 70 degrees, with some light breezes.
Temperatures will drop into the low 40s overnight, with some clouds moving in.
The extended forecast...
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A search is underway this morning in Roanoke for a gunman.
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Police say at about eight last night a man was fatally shot at his home along the corner of 20th Street and Patterson Avenue.
He's been identified as 62 year old Jimmy Lee Penn.
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Family members say Penn owned the home where the shooting occured and was renting it out.
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Governor Gilmore plans to file an appeal today with the Virginia Supreme Court in a right-to-die case.
The family of Hugh Finn yesterday had the feeding tube removed that has kept Finn alive for the past three-and-a-half years.
Finn was left severly brain damaged by an auto accident.
Jean Jadhon has more
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(( 14:57:19 MICHELE FINN/HUGH FINN'S WIFE: NOT ONLY GOVERNOR GILMORE BUT DELEGATE MARSHALL AS WELL HAVE PUT ME THROUGH SHEER HELL. AND I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY BECAUSE THE LAW IS VERY CLEAR IN THE STATE AND I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHERE THEY THINK THEY HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO JUST GO ROUGHSHOD OVER A STATUTE THAT IS SO CLEAR WITHIN THE STATE AND PUT ME THROUGH SHEER HELL.

Finn has spent three and half years in a persistent vegetative states.
State law allows withholding of food and water from people in such a state.
Even so, late Wednesday night Governor Jim Gilmore asked a Prince William County judge to keep Finn's family from removing Finn's feeding tube.
The judge refused.
02:00:54 GOV. JIM GILMORE: I THINK THAT MY DUTY AS GOVERNOR OF VIRGINIA IS TO LOOK AFTER PEOPLE IN MR. FINN'S SITUATION AND MAKE SURE THAT IT'S HANDLED IN A SENSITIVE WAY. BUT I DON'T MEAN TO CAUSE ANY GRIEF TO THIS FAMILY BEYOND THAT WITH WHICH THEY HAVE ALREADY HAD TO ENDURE.
State doctors have even certified that Finn is in a "persistent vegetative state" -- the evaluation legally needed to end life support.
But the Governor says he's troubled by reports that Finn has been able to squeeze a hand, and possibly speak.))

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Former Virginia Tech Football player turned Baltimore Raven Cornell Borwn is free on bond after being arrested TWICE yesterday by Blacksburg police.
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The 23- year old was arrested early Thursday morning for driving under the influence.
His driver's license was immediately revoked for seven days and he was released on his own recognizance.
Several hours later Brown was arrested again for driving on a suspended license.
If convicted on the first offense, assistant Commonwealth's attorney Skip Schwab says Brown COULD be fined and lose his license.
The second charge also carries a potential penalty.
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((SKIP SCHWAB/ASSISTANT PROSECUTOR:DRIVING ON A SUSPENDED LICENSE IS A CLASS II MISDEMEANOR. THE PENALTIES RANGE UP TO A THOUSAND DOLLAR FINE AND SIX MONTHS IN JAIL AND ADDITIONAL LICENSE SUSPENSION. ))
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The Raven's managment "no" comment yesterday.
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Taking a look now at your Friday forecast...
Another seasonal day, with sunny skies, light breezes, and temperatures in the upper-60s.
Temperatures will drop into the low 40s overnight, with some clouds moving in.
The extended forecast shows more sunshine tomorrow, and then clouds roll in. Weekend highs in the seventies and lows in the upper 40s.
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