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A deadly accident in Halifax County claims the lives of a mother and daughter.
Another person is dead after a bus wreck in Seattle that happened when the bus driver was shot by a passenger.
And bragging rights belong to UVA after a third-quarter comeback.
News 7 is next.
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Good Evening. I'm Christy Hubley.
Another person injured in yesterday's bus wreck in Seattle has died.
19-others remain hospitalized.
Authorities are looking into the possibility that the wreck was the result of a murder-suicide.
Rick Price has more.
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((RESIDENTS LOOKED ON AS TWO TOW TRUCKS SLOWLY HAULED AWAY SECTIONS OF THE BUS THAT PLUNGED INTO THEIR BUSY NEIGHBORHOOD.
SEATTLE POLICE SAY THEY ARE LOOKING INTO THE POSSIBILITY THAT THE CRASH
MAY HAVE BEEN A MURDER-SUICIDE. THEY SAY A MAN FOUND WITH A BULLET
WOUND TO HIS HEAD MAY HAVE SHOT THE DRIVER AND THEN TAKEN HIS OWN LIFE.
(SOT) CHRISTIE-LYNNE BONNER/SEATTLE POLICE DEPT. "we do have
information from some witnesses that they.. saw this man shoot the bus
NEARLY THREE DOZEN PEOPLE WERE ON THE BUS WHEN THE DRIVER WAS SHOT AND
LOST CONTROL. THE BUS PLOWED THROUGH A BRIDGE GUARDRAIL.. FALLING 40
FEET.. AND HITTING THE ROOF OF AN APARTMENT BUILDING ON THE WAY DOWN.
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POLICE SAY THE ALLEGED SHOOTER WAS FOUND NEAR THE BUS AND A FIRED GUN
NEARBY. A SECOND HANDGUN THAT WAS NOT FIRED WAS RECOVERED FROM THE DEAD MAN'S BODY.
RICK PRICE FOR CBS NEWS, SEATTLE.))
Authorities in Texas are still looking for a death row inmate who escaped yesterday from a Huntsville prison.
Martin Gurule (guh-ROO-lee) is believed to be hiding somewhere in the soggy woodland around the prison.
Six other inmates also attempted to break-out with Gurule (guh ROO-lee), but they were all caught before they could get over the razor-topped fence.
Gurule was awaiting execution for a double murder at a Corpus Christi restuarant.
He is the first man to escape from the Texas death row in 64-years.
A Wisconsin woman has been charged with child neglect in the death of her 15-year old daughter.
The girl was barely 15-pounds when she was taken to the hospital Wednesday and pronounced dead.
After a short court hearing today, the mother, Karen Kuffer, was released on her own recognizance.
Her lawyer says she is extremely poor and tried her best to care for her daughter, who suffered from cerebral palsy.
An accident this afternoon in Halifax County made for a tragic end to the holiday weekend.
A mother and daughter were killed after they ran a stop sign at the intersection of Routes 40 and 501.
46-year old Margie Malloy and her mother 65-year old Martha Malloy struck a car and were ejected from their car.
Then, the women were run over by a third car.
Four other people were injured.
Traffic was backed up today on I-81 for miles at times--
--due in part to holiday travelers making their way back home AND to people returning from the UVA-Tech football game.
There were a few accidents on the highway this afternoon, but police say they have no reports of any serious injuries.
At one point, cars and trucks were backed-up for as much as three miles.
Will today's unseasonably warm temperatures stick around?
Andrew Freiden fills us in..
Still ahead--a Virginia congressman
says the President should defend himself before the House Judiciary Committee.
And, the annual Christmas parade in Martinsville got underway today.
We'll have highlights when the news continues.
There's been another deadly hunting accident in Franklin County.
Authorities say 24-year old Toby Gearhart was killed after his uncle, 37-year old Hubert Wayne Hodges reportedly mistook him for a deer, and shot him.
It happened yesterday morning around 8-30 in the Endicott area.
Less than two weeks ago, Franklin County High School student Raymond Hall was shot and killed by his older brother Verlon Hall while the two were hunting deer.
That shooting took place in the Cahas (KAY-hahs) Mountain section of the county.
Last week, independent counsel Ken Starr was questioned by the House Judiciary Committee about his investigation into the Monica Lewinsky matter.
Now the question is whether President Clinton will mount a televised impeachment defense before the committee.
A Southside Virginia representative thinks Clinton should make an appearance.
Congressman Virgil Goode has questions about what the President said under oath.
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((VIRGIL GOOD: I'M STILL CONCERNED ABOUT STATEMENTS THAT HE MADE TO HIS LAWYER. I KNOW HIS LAWYER ASKED HIM IF MONICA LEWINSKY'S AFFIDAVIT WAS TRUE AND HE SAID IT WAS ABSOLUTELY TRUE. THEN THE LAWYER CAME BACK AND ASKED THE JUDGE, WHO SAID NO, THIS AFFIDAVIT IS FALSE AND MISLEADING. SO THAT CAUSES ME CONCERN ABOUT OUR JUSTICE SYSTEM.))
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Goode says the length of the hearings will be determined by how long it takes to question all of the witnesses.
That takes place beginning Monday.
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The committee hopes to hear the evidence and make a recommendation by the end of the year.
According to published reports, Floyd County plans to reclaim an old prison which was, at one time, going to be turned into a boot camp.
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Rebound Programs bought the facility in June of last year to transform it into a boot camp for boys.
But, community opposition convinced the company to drop its plans.
Floyd County officials are reportedly paying 85-thousand dollars for the site and plan to prohibit construction of correctional facilities there in the future.
Still to come--Roy Stanley will have highlights from the Tech-UVA game.
And, Andrew Freiden will have your extended weather forecast when the news continues.
The city of Martinsville always has its annual Christmas Parade the weekend after Thanksgiving.
But as David Johnson reports, officials had to juggle that schedule this year to keep the tradition alive.
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((Jeanne Lawson began preparing for the annual Martinsville Christmas parade one year ago.
But, she says last-minute scheduling conflicts threatened this year's big event.
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((WE HAVE TO BOOK PROFESSIONAL FLOATS FOR THIS PARADE PRIOR TO THIS EVENT. IF WE HAD CHANGED THE DATE, WE WOULD NOT HAVE HAD THE PROFESSIONAL FLOATS THAT EVERYONE IS USED TO HAVING AT OUR EVENT.))
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A regional championship football game between perrenial powerhouses Salem and Martinsville could have threatened to stop the show.
But the 2 o'clock parade was moved back to 10AM.
Otherwise there would have been serious problems.
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((WE HAVE TO HAVE POLICE ENFORCEMENT THROUGHOUT THE PARADE TO GUARD OUR STREETS, TO MAN DIFFERENT STAGING AREAS, TO KEEP PEOPLE FROM DRIVING IN THE ROADS. IF WE'D HAVE HAD THE PARADE AT TWO O'CLOCK, WE WOULD NOT HAVE HAD THAT SUPPORT. WE WOULD NOT HAVE HAD COMMUNITY SUPPORT.))
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((DAVID JOHNSONN/REPORTING; THE MARTINSVILLE-HENRY COUNTY CHRISTMAS PARADE HAS BEEN A TRADITION FOR MORE THAN FOUR DECADES. IN ALL OF THOSE YEARS, THE EVENT HAS NEVER HAD TO SHARE TIME WITH A FOOTBALL GAME. THAT IS UNTIL THIS YEAR. BUT THE COMMUNITY DOESN'T SEEM TO MIND.))
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((MARK CRABTREE/MARTINSVILLE MAYOR; TO MY KNOWLEDGE, EVERYONE'S JUST EXCITED ABOUT THE GAME. WE'VE GOT PEOPLE HERE FOR THE HOLIDAYS TO SEE IT. AND OF COURSE, WE'RE PREPARED FOR BIG GAMES ALL THE TIME. SO WE'RE EXCITED AND READY TO GO AND READY TO WIN.))
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Crabtree said the combination of the two events made for one of the more memorable days in the history of Martinsville.
David Johnson, News 7, Henry County.))
A holiday tradition in Roanoke has a new look this year.
The History Museum of Western Virginia opened its annual Fantasyland exhibit yesterday.
It's a collection of scenes, mechanized figures and toys that appeared in department store windows many years ago.
The two working O-scale train layouts are new this year.
And many pieces, such as Santa's Sleigh and some elves have been restored. Fantasyland will be open every day but Monday, between now and Christmas.
The museum also opened a new exhibit that looks back at the history of Roanoke's airport.
Wings over Woodrum Field includes airplane models, toys and other memorabilia.
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53 thousand, 207 fans, the third largest crowd ever assembled at Lane Stadium was on hand for the 80th meeting between Virginia Tech and Virginia. Steve Mason has more on a 36-32 UVa victory intitled a tale of two halves.
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Salem wins the battle of the unbeatens. More on that and all the high school state playoff games when we return.
And coming up, Amherst, Rustburg, Powell Valley and J.I. Burton won today.
And down in Martinsville, Salem wins the battle of the unbeatens downing the Dogs 17 to nothing.
Salem earned a date with Lafayette this week in the divison four state final by beating Martinsville yesterday 17-to-nothing.
Mike Stevens has the highlights.
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The Red Devils ran away with the Group Two-A Division three state Semi-finals, as the Graham G-Men proved no match for Rustburg.
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Head Coach Mike Scharnus and the Red Devils had a lot to celebrate yesterday afternoon.
The punt return team showed why its SPECIAL by returning this blocked Graham punt for the Red Devils' second score of the day.
Rustburg kept racking up the points, still in the first quarter, Mike Knight with the pass to Brent Phillips. The 19 yard reception makes the score 21-nothing Red Devils.
Rustburg capitalized on its offensive opportunities, Andre Morgan slices through the Graham defense and Rustburg goes to states with the 42-7 win.
For Graham which lost 19 seniors last year and the first three games this season, it was a year that exceeded expectations.
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Rustburg faces Nottaway this week in Charlottesville for the division three state championship.
The Lancers of Amherst County have advanced to the Group Three A Division five state championship with a 26 to 13 win over West Potomac.
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A packed house was on hand as the Lancers went up against the Wolverines.
Amherst was trailing 7 to nothing when Senica Sandidge takes it in from the six yard line the Extra point missed to make it 7 to 6 Potomac.
The Wolverines get the ball back and drive down the field Geoffrey Todd runs down the sideline for the 55 yard touchdown to make it 13 to 12 West Potomac.
The Lancers come back and put it in the air. Quarterback Chris Carpenter hooks up with Jamie Carter for an 8 yard gain to keep the drive alive.
Several plays later Carpenter keeps the ball and
he scores from 15 yards out to make the score 18 to 13 Lancers.
The Lancers would put the game away late in the
fourth quarter when Jason Cox breaks up the middle from the 27 for the score and the Lancers win it 26 to 13.
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The Lancers will play Hampton next Saturday at Norfolk State.
Julius Jones rushed for 331 yards and five touchdowns to beat Giles and advance to the Division Two State championship game.
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There were plenty of fans on hand in Peairsburg yesterday afternoon to see Powell Valley execute a shut out of Giles.
The Vikings offense was on the legs of Julius Jones most of the day. In the first quarter Jones would cap an 8 play drive with this 21 yard T-D to make it 7 to nothing after one.
On Powell Valley's first possession in the second quarter Jones would go 8 yards capping a 69 yard drive that would make it 13 to nothing Vikings and they would take a 20 to nothing lead to the locker room at the half.
It would take the Vikings only two plays to cover 87 yards and again Jones would grab 76 of those yards as he weaves his way through the Giles defense giving Powell Valley the 27 to nothing lead at the end of the third.
The Vikings would then show an air attack as Jake
Stepp connects with Josh Warren for the 24 yard touchdown. Jones added another T-D late in the game and the Vikings win the game 40 to nothing and will play Madison County in the State finals.
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Covington is knocked out of the Group A division one semi finals losing to J.I. Burton 25 to 13.
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The Black Raiders huddle around their coach to start the game.
On third and goal Reggie Sensabaugh takes the pitch and scores on the one yard run and the Black Raiders took the 6 to nothing lead.
Sensabaugh would strike again. This time he takes the handoff and scores from the one yard line and the Black Raiders took the 13 to nothing lead in the second quarter.
Covington's punt team makes the big play. The Black Raiders fumble this punt and the Cougars recover in good field position in the second quarter.
The Cougars put it in the air. Brent May gets this pass tipped but Travis Bogar still makes the catch and a 12 yard gain setting up a Covington score.
The Cougars would do it through the air as May
hooks up with Bogar on the three yard touchdown Pass but the Black Raiders win it 25 to 13.
That's it for sports. Have a great day everybody.
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