After a 21-hour negotiating session, Israelis and Palestians reached an agreement on a land-for-peace deal in the West Bank.
But the White House says a last- minute snag is preventing any Official announcement.
The snag apparently centers around Jonathan Pollard, an American serving a life sentence in the U-S for spying for Israel.
A spokesman says U-S officials are working at the site of the talks on Maryland's Eastern Shore, in hopes of salvaging the agreement.
We go now to Jonathan Freed, who's in Washington with the latest.
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The embattled apparell industry is taking another hit-- this time it's at Tultex, the Martinsville company that traditionally has been one of the strongest companies in the industries.
Over the next three weeks, Tultex reportedly will lay off 150 people.
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Scott Goldberg is in Martinsville today.
Scott, we've seen a lot of this lately.
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The murder of a Roanoke landlord nearly three weeks has police baffled.
His family is stepping in, to try to find the killer of Jimmie Lee Penn.
They're offering a reward of three thousand dollars for clues leading to an arrest and conviction.
Penn was shot and killed on Patterson Avenue one night, outside some rental property where he was working.
His family says police don't seem to have any leads at this point.
A Franklin County man's front yard has turned into a river of whiskey.
A-B-C agents jumped on this six-blackpot moonshine still yesterday and mutilated about 10-thousand-dollars worth of equipment.
126 jugs of illegal whiskey were ready for market.
The owner was nowhere to be found but agents did capture two suspected stillhands, Rodney James and his sister Karen Gillespie.
James says making moonshine helped him feed three kids.
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This factory was powered by fuel oil not the usual propane.
It could cook up about 600 gallons of bootleg per week.
But now it's nothing more than a hefty cleanup job.
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Tennessee politics may have taken a deadly turn after a state senator was found murdered-- now his Republican opponent is under arrest.
That story's next on News-7 at Noon.
And the fire that destroyed part of one of the nation's biggest ski resorts may have been the work of environmental terrorists.
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The murder of Tenessee State Senator Tommy Burks is believed to be the act of his OPPONENT.
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Today authorities arrested and charged Republican challenger Byron Looper, who had been missing since Burks' murder.
Burks was found fatally shot inside his pickup truck earlier this week.
The district attorney reportedly says Looper is charged with first degree murder.
Looper legally changed his middle name to "Low Tax", and is already facing trial in December on charges of mis-using his office as tax assessor.
Colorado's Vail Mountain ski resort is under tighter security after several arson fires there.
A radical environmentalist group, the Earth Liberation Front is claiming responsibility for the blazes at the country's biggest ski resort.
Calling the fires "acts of Eco- terrorism", the group says it targeted Vail, Colorado to stop the expansion into the natural habitat of the lynx.
Meanwhile, investigators skeptical, and say the group is NOT their primary suspect in the fires.
But they are taking this and ALL threats, seriously.
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Damage to the resort is estimated at 12 million dollars.
It IS expected to re- open in two weeks.
All week, stories of death and destruction have been surfacing after the Texas floods.
But a discovery near San Antonio stands out most.
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The bodies of four family members were discovered yesterday.
They died when floodwaters forced their car into a creek.
They had been missing for five days.
Also found yesterday, was the body of a seven- year- old boy who had been missing since the weekend.
All told, 29 people have died in the floods.
Police are on the lookout today for the man who held up a convenience store last night in Henry County.
A man wearing a ski mask entered the Sentry Food Mart on Virginia Avenue just before midnight.
Two female clerks say he pointed a revolver at them, took money from the cash register, and fled the scene on foot.
Anyone with information is urged to contact the Henry County Sheriff's Office.
A second grader who carried a toy gun onto a Roanoke County School bus has been suspended from classes.
School officials say other students saw the child playing with the toy gun, and told the bus driver. The driver reported the incident to the principal at Glen Cove Elementary.
Officials say they expect the child to serve a short suspension, but they are not recommending expulsion.
When you hear the term domestic violence, it often carries the image of a man as the attacker.
But, yesterday men took a stand against domestic violence at a candlelight service in Roanoke.
During the event men talked about abuse and their personal efforts to end it.
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The event was sponsored by Total Action Against Poverty's Women's Resource Center.
It was held to remember women, children and men who've suffered from abuse.
This is the sixth year for the event.
After hearing songs and speeches from local officials participants gathered outside and lit candles.
Two Washington and Lee Students face grand larceny charges-- for stealing 15-hundred school newspapers.
The October 12-th issue of the Ring- Tum- Phi featured a story about Ellen Elliott and Stephanie Fortener.
The two 19-year old women were accused of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.
But before the papers could be distributed, they wound up in a dumpster.
A university official says the women quit school immediately after the newspaper incident.
Hog farming practices are the center of controversy in Halifax County.
All five existing hog farms in the county contract with Carroll Foods of Waverly, Virginia.
That means the farmers supply the facilities and the management-- Carroll Foods supplies the rest.
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((ADOLPH MILLER/CARROLL FOODS: THE COMPANY SUPPLIES THE ANIMALS AND IT SUPPLIES THE FEED AND IF THEY NEED ANY KNID OF TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE LIKE VET CARE MEDICATIONS OR THAT WE SUPPLY THAT ALSO.))
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Opponents of hog farms say they're concerned about water contamination, odor, and declining property values.
Pig producers say more county-imposed regulations could put them out of business.
The Halifax County Planning commission will consider tougher restrictions on hog farming on Tuesday.
Students from a small Floyd County school are heading to Florida... to watch experiments they designed head into space.
About half of the students who attend the Blue Mountain School will be at Cape Canaveral next week, when the Space Shuttle Discovery is scheduled to lift off.
That's the flight that will carry John Glenn back into space.
During the summer, the young scientists prepared experiments that will test the effects of microgravity and extreme temperature changes on materials such as soap, photographic film, and popcorn.
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((MYRA LELAND/BLUE MOUNTAIN SCHOOL TEACHER: EVERYBODY'S SPACE CRAZY NOW. WE'RE ALL TALKING ABOUT IT. THEY CAN'T THINK ABOUT ANYTHING ELSE, PRETTY MUCH. WE READ SPACE BOOKS EVERY DAY. WE TALK ABOUT SPACE. WE DRAW SPACE PICTURES.))
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Blue Mountain School was one of only ten schools in the nation whose experiments were selected to fly on next week's shuttle flight.
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Autopsy results show no trace of steroids in the body of Olympic runner Florence Griffith Joyner.
Toxicology tests released yesterday showed nothing more than Tylenol and Benadryl in her system.
Doctors says she suffered an epileptic seizure while laying face down with her head in a pillow, and that combination resulted in her suffocation a month ago.
Flo Jo was 38 years old.
Last night's high school hoop action featured a rematch between Seminole District-leader Heritage and the Liberty Minettes.
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Early on, the Pioneer's Monica Dawson hits the long jumper, she would finish with a game high 13 points. Heritage goes up 19-4.
Then Adrian Miller finds Rebecca Parker. Parker sees the hole and gets the layup. The lead was 19.
Liberty tries to stay close. Crystal Kennedy goes down low to Brooke Owens. She banks in the layup.
But it was not enough as Heritage goes on to beat the Minettes 46-to-26.
Around the area last night, Glenvar nipped Auburn 46-to-45. Byrd beat Northside by 5. Craig County's win over Covington kept them on top of the Pioneer District.
Gretna's still tied for first in the Dogwood after beating William Campbell.
Ft. Chiswell improved to 10-and-0 in the Mountain Empire with an 80-to-44 win over Grayson.
And Bland ended a one-hundred-twenty-four game losing streak- that dates back to October 1992- with a 48 to 46 win o
The cold temperatures could thaw a little as high school football heats up the area's gridirons.
Here's the Friday Football Extra match-ups for week nine.
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The Virginia Tech Hokies will be back on the field Saturday night in Birmingham taking on the Blazers of UAB.
It will be a test for the whole team, but especially for the Tech defense that gave up 357 yards in last week's loss to the Temple Owls.
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