One man was shot and another stabbed last night in Halifax County.
Deputies were called to the scene 7:30 last night and found 26 year old John Micheal Shotwell of Brookneal shot three times in the back and arm.
He had also been beaten with a 2 by 4 .
Shotwell was airlift to Duke Hospital.
Around 8 pm deputies were called to Halifax Regional Hospital about a stabbing that had occured at the same place as the shooting.
50 year old Clarence Junior Herndon was stabbed once in the side. He is in satisfactory condition.
The incident is still under investigation.
Police say a 12-year-old girl was assaulted and nearly raped... by a 13-year-old Halifax boy.
Police are not releasing the young suspect's name because of his age.
Investigators say he tried to rape the girl, then tried to choke her
when she screamed.
The first pictures are back of Senator John Glenn in space.
NASA officials wasted no time in putting the world's oldest astronaut to work, enlisting his help in the deployment a small communications satellite.
The crew was treated to two light shows, one provided by mother nature and the people of Perth, Australia, turned on all the city's lights just as they had done 36 years ago.
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((JOHN GLENN/PAYLOAD SPECIALIST: IT'S BEEN A LONG TIME AGO THAT I LOOKED AT THE SAME THING FROM A LITTLE LOWER ALTITUDE. IT LOOKS BEAUTIFUL UP HERE AND YOU CAN PASS THAT ALONG TO THE PEOPLE OF PERTH.))
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Officials also revealed the panel that fell off Discovery during lift off was actually a door covering one of the drag chutes.
They say that will have no impact on orbit or re-entry.
Last week in the movie review Anna Wenworth took a look at a movie that included witches.
This week she carries on the Halloween theme with Beloved, a movie she says will HAUNT YOU!!!
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[SUPER=18-Anna Wentworth/Movie Critic; :00]
[SUPER=18-Anna's Grade "B+; :57]
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[toss back to Denise for Rental Bump][11Park-Indictment]
Roanoke police have been investigating sexual activity at two local parks for about a month now.
And, they're ready to bring charges against 20 people.
Stacey Martin has more.
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[SUPER=07-Pamela Irwin; :17]
[SUPER=01-Dennis Nagel/Asst. Commonwealth's Attorney; :47]
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((Traffic was slow and visitors few at Wasena and Smith Park -- the same park where Roanoke mom--Pamela Irwin found several condom wrappers scattered about last month.
Her story prompted police to launch an investigation into sexual activity at the parks.
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((PAMELA IRWIN: PEOPLE HAVE TO KNOW THAT IT'S HAPENING. IF I DIDN'T SAY ANYTHING THEN IT WOULD STILL BE CONTINUING. SO, IF YOU SAY SOMETHING THEN YOU KNOW ONE PERSON STANDS BEHIND ANOTHER THEN THINGS GET TAKEN CARE OF THAT WAY.))
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Police say 17 men will be charged with felonies for soliciting undercover police officers to commit sodomy.
Charges against one juvenile are also pending and police plan to charge two other men with indecent exposure and sexual battery against an officer.
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((DENNIS NAGEL/ASST. COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: THESE ARE FELONY CHARGES THAT HAVE BEEN BROUGHT AND HOPEFULLY THAT WILL BE ENOUGH TO CONVINCE THESE PEOPLE TO FIND OTHER AVENUES TO CONDUCT THESE ACTIVITIES RATHER THAN THE PUBLIC PARKS.))
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The police investigation revealed that the parks are widely known throughout the region as meeting points where men engage in sexual activity with other men.))
That was Stacey Martin reporting.[Clinic-Threat]
Planned Parenthood Clinics across the nation have been put on alert.
This after several clinics in received letters laced with what could be Anthrax.
Employees at this Indianapolis clinic were opening the mail when they discovered a letter with a message that read..."You have just been exposed to Anthrax" and there was a white powder inside.
The letter was post marked Cincinnati, Ohio.
Investigators believe an anti-abortion group may be to blame.
29-people who came incontact with the letter are being treated.
Anthrax is an infectious disease caused by a bacteria which has gained attention as a dangerous weapon under development in the Iraqi arsenal.
Officials won't know for 24 hours whether the substance was anthrax.
Four clinics including ones in Kentucky and Tennessee received similar letters.
Andrew Freiden went out this week and learned how to make potato soup for this weeks addition of Weekend Diner.
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If you drop in a self-addressed, stamped envelope, we'll send you this recipe.
You can see the address there on the screen.
The recipe is also posted on our web site.
And, don't forget if you'd like to cook your family recipe on the weekend diner, send in a note with your recipe, name, address and phone number.
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Opening arguments are expected to begin in Grayson County on Monday in the case against Emmett Cressell, Junior.
After three days and the questioning of 80 people, a panel of jurors is in place.
For both sides it was a tense day in court.
As Teresa Hamilton reports-- the final person to qualify was the last remaining juror in jury pool- which means the case will remain in Grayson County.
[OUT Q=Hamilton, NEWS 7, Independence.]
Court officials say another potential juror who'd over-slept did make it at the end of the day.
The verdict is in for a Henry County man accused of killing his brother.
Christy Hubley has the story.
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[SUPER=01-Bill Davis/Defense Attorney; :17]
[super=01-Bob Bushnell/Prosecutor; :38]
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Relatives of a Lynchburg family killed in a fire two years ago are suing the landlords for 750 million dollars.
Authorities say a working smoke detector might have saved Osama Abouzeid (oh-SAH-muh AH-boo-zade), his wife Felicia and their three daughters.
The family died when fire destroyed their Sheffield Drive home in July of 1996.
Relatives have filed suit, claiming Douglas and Elizabeth Harrington failed to keep the smoke detectors in working condition.
There is plenty to do if you want to celebrate Halloween.
Area Parks and Recreation Departments have several events planned.
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In Roanoke, The annual Hay ride is taking place at Wasena Park from five till nine this Halloween night. The hay rides cost one dollar for goblins under 12 and for ghosts over 12 it's two dollars a ride. The hayride is free if you donate a winter coat for a needy child. All the other activities--face painting, costume contest and pumpkin carving are free.
Keep your costume on for a trip to the zoo. From one till four this afternoon is the Zoo Boo on Mill Mountain. Head up the hill for food and games.
In the Martinsville-Henry County area put on your running shoes for the Great Goblin 5-k Run. It's starts at 10 this morning at Druid Hills Elementary School. Pick up your race packet at the Harris Teeter just around the corner from the school.
And trick-or-treaters are welcome at Liberty Fair Mall from 3:30 to 6 this afternoon. There will also be face painting.
Halloween Night is only HOURS away--
And if you're looking for a good scare, the Hill City may be your destination.
For the last 26 years, "Scare Mare" has been in the business of mixing old- fashioned fright with real- life mortality.
Kimberly McBroom has our special Halloween edition of "Time Off".
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[SUPER=01-Mandy Neeley/First Time Visitor; 1:30]
[SUPER=07-Rhonda Milam; 1:46 QUICK!!!]
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((You can call it eerie--
You can call it morbid--
But don't EVER call Scare Mare a "haunted house".
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((TROY TEMPLE/PROJECT DIRECTOR: IN MOST TYPICAL HAUNTED HOUSES, YOU'LL SEE WITCHES AND GHOSTS AND GOBLINS AND DIFFERENT THINGS OF THAT NATURE. WE DON'T USE ANY OF THOSE PARTICULARLY ASSOCIATED WITH HALLOWEEN. WE HAVE A "HOUSE OF DEATH" AND OUR GOAL IS TO CONFRONT THE VIEWER WITH HIS OR HER MORTALITY WHEN THEY GO THROUGH THE HOUSE.))
The more realistic settings depict tragedies like the aftermath of a drunk driving accident and teen suicide.
But there are more typical Halloween visuals...like the cobweb- covered dining room and the checkerboard room.
And of course, the ever- present "buried alive" scenario.
Liberty University puts on the annual event.
Once visitors make it out of the shadows-- they're guided to well- lit tents, where they can hear a spirtual message.
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((TROY TEMPLE/PROJECT DIRECTOR: THE BETTER JOB WE DO AT SCARING THEM ALL THE WAY THROUGH THE HOUSE, THE MORE OPEN THEY'RE GOING TO BE TO HEARING THE MESSAGE AT THE END.))
Each night's performance requires about 200 volunteers.
Prep work includes make-up application...
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((YOU'RE DONE, BUDDY. SOMEBODY ELSE HAS TO DO YOUR OTHER STUFF. ALL OVER MY FACE? YEAH.))
...and perfect prop positioning.
With all the work that goes into Scare Mare, it's easy to um, lose your head.
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((THIS IS REALLY UNCOMFORTABLE.))
Scare Mare's popularity has grown significantly, rising from 14- thousand guests to 20- thousand over the past five years.
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((Kimberly McBroom/News 7: Do you scare easily? MANDY NEELEY/FIRST TIME VISITOR: NO. McBroom: So, you think you'll be all right going through this? NEELEY: YEAH, BUT I'M PROBABLY GOING TO GO SCREAMING OUT. ))
Rhonda Milam's been here before...this time she brought her daughter along.
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((RHONDA MILAM: THIS IS HER FIRST TIME. Kimberly McBroom/News 7: What kind of reaction are you expecting from her? MILAM: I'LL PROBABLY SLEEP WITH HER TONIGHT. ))
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((TROY TEMPLE/PROJECT DIRECTOR: THEY WILL BE SCARED. THEY'LL BE CLUTCHING ON TO THE PERSON IN FRONT OF THEM, DIGGING THEIR FINGERNAILS IN THE BACK OF THEM AND THINGS MAY JUMP OUT. THINGS MAY NOT JUMP OUT. THAT'S PART OF THE GREAT STRATEGY OF SCARING SOMEONE, THE FEAR OF THE UNKNOWN.))
Temple guarantees visitors "six dollars worth of scare"... the cost of regular admission.
Since this is the SCARIEST night of the year, it's also the final night of Scare Mare.
Kimberly McBroom, News 7, Lynchburg.))
The invitation stands...if you dare enter.