[7Pulaski-Murder]

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A teenager was murdered in Pulaski Monday night, and now investigators are looking for answers.
19- year old John Christoper Dean was shot at about eleven o'clock at the Washington Square Apartments.
He was pronounced dead at a local hospital, but no other details have been released.

[7Stabbing]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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One man is dead and another in police custody following a stabbing in Lynchburg.
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67-year old Ray Lane Junior was arrested at the scene yesterday.
Police say Lane and 40-year old Michael Lessard (la-SARD) had been drinking when Lane pulled a knife and stabbed Lessard once in the abdomen.
Lessard underwent surgery yesterday afternoon at Lynchburg General Hospital, but later died.
Malicious wounding charges against Lane have been upgraded to murder charges.
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[7S-Franklin-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=ejo]
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It looks like they were making a run for the border, but two local murder suspects were picked up on this side of Canada.
Thomas Akers and Timothy Martin were arrested on the Saint Regis Indian Reservation in upstate New York yesterday morning.
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[VO-NAT]

Tribal police found them in the Mercury Tracer deputies had been searching for. It belonged to the murder victim, Wesley Smith of Roanoke.
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He was found beaten to death in a Franklin County field over the weekend.
Akers and Martin both face capital murder charges upon their return.
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[7E-Holiday-Travel]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=djo]
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The holidays are a time for travel for many folks, and as David Johnson tells us, the key to getting around safely is being prepared.
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(( The snow, ice and freezing temperatures that have gripped much of the country are on the way to Virginia. Whether or not motorists make it to their destinations could depend on whether a vehicle is winterized. Experts say it doesn't take much to prepare your car.
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((PAT FLINT/"FLINT'S" AAMOCO; JUST TAKE A GENERAL LOOK AT IT. MAKE SURE THEY HAVE THE ANTIFREEZE CHANGED AND OTHER PROPER FLUIDS. AND WINDSHIELD WIPER SOLUTION RESERVIORS SHOULD HAVE THE ANTIFREEZE TYPE SOLVENT IN IT.)) [RUNS14]
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Motorists are also advised to check their tires and have a cell phone and extra coats and blankets in their car in the event of an emergency. For those who choose to fly, it's a whole different scenario. Travis Case flew in from Washington state.
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((TRAVIS CASE/HOLIDAY TRAVELLER: THE AIRPORTS WERE CRAZY. EVERYBODY'S RUSTLING TO GET HOME. FORTUNATELY THE WAY THINGS ARE BEING HANDLED, IT'S GOING PRETTY SMOOTHLY.)) [RUNS11]
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For the Roanoke Regional Airport, it's business as usual this time of year.
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((AMANDA SNAPP/AIRPORT SPOKESPERSON; IT'S ABOUT THE SAME COMPARED TO LAST YEAR. THINGS HAVE STARTED TO PICK UP AND WE'RE SEEING A LOT MORE PEOPLE BOARDING. SO THERE ARE MORE HIGH PASSENGER LOADS.)) [RUNS11]
[OUT Q=PASSENGER LOADS.]

The airport expects to be just as busy the Sunday and Monday after Christmas. [STAND-UP/17:44:14] ((DAVID JOHNSON/REPORTING; THERE ARE SEVERAL WAYS TO AVOID POTENTIAL PROBLEMS IN AIRPORTS THIS TIME OF YEAR. CONSIDER CALLING AHEAD OF TIME TO CONFIRM RESERVATIONS. ARRIVE EARLY FOR YOUR FLIGHTS OR TO PICK UP PASSENGERS. IF YOU'RE BRINGING IN SEVERAL PACKAGES, CONSIDER SHIPPING THEM INSTEAD. AND IF YOU CARRY PACKAGES WITH YOU, BE CERTAIN THEY ARE UNWRAPPED TO HELP THE SECURITY LANES MOVE ALONG. DAVID JOHNSON, NEWS 7.)) [RUNS20]))

[7WEATHER]


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Taking a look at your wintry holiday forecast..
Morning clouds give way to sleet and snow this afternoon.
Look for highs to stay right around the freezing point.
A mixture of sleet and freezing rain will make for treacherous traveling tonight. Look for lows around 30 degrees.
The extended forecast...
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Anniversary:
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Anniversary:
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[45E-Gould]


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A former probation officer will spend six years behind bars for sexually abusing one of his clients.
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Patrick Gould pleaded guilty yesterday in Pittsylvania County to two counts of object sexual penetration.
The victim hopes her courage to come forward about the abuse will encourage other women to do the same.
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((BRENDA PREVETTE/VICTIM: I'M PROUD OF WHAT I DID. I STOOD UP FOR WHAT I BELIEVED. HE GOT WHAT HE DESERVED AND HOPEFULLY HE'LL LEARN FROM THIS.))
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Gould will begin serving that sentence January 4th.
The victim says she is now pursuing a civil lawsuit.




[45E-Home-Depot]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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A controversial construction plan in Roanoke County appears to be history.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]


Home Depot now says it WILL NOT build a new store at Cave Spring corner.
For three-months a citizens' group rallied against the project and sued the county supervisors in an effort to prevent construction of the home supply store.
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((SUZANNE: WE DON'T MIND THEM DOING THEIR BUSINESS IN ROANOKE COUNTY... THAT SPOT WAS JUST NOT THE PLACE TO BE.))
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The Cave Spring Citizen Group will likely drop its lawsuit against the supervisors.
For its part, the county said it would consider bringing other businesses to the area.
But first, the supervisors would have to once again vote to rezone the land for business use.
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[45E-Shopping]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=98-69a 1:37:28]
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Winter's first big cold wave has rolled into the commonwealth, and that's expected to boost after- Christmas sales.


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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Weeks of unseasonably warm weather hurt profits in most stores.
Heavy sweaters and coats, for example, just haven't been selling.
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((KAISHA WILLIAMS/SHOPPER: I'M NOT BUYING COATS ... T-SHIRTS.))
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Storeowners have tried to create their own snow and ice inside -- and they say, now that it's getting cold, sales are heating up.
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((OUR SALES WERE FLAT ... TREMENDOUSLY.))
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Retailers expect more shoppers to rush in after Christmas for the cold-weather gear.
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[45Championship]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=djo]
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Salem's high school football team finished the season with an undefeated mark and a state championship.
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[VO-NAT]
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Last night, the squad got it's just reward as the city celebrated with a parade and reception. Despite the cold temperatures, hundreds of fans turned out to cheer their team.
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It came as no surprise to the man who took them to the championship.
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((WILLIS WHITE/SALEM HEAD COACH; THESE PEOPLE LOVE THEIR HIGH SCHOOL. THEY TREAT THE PLAYERS RIGHT AND THE PLAYERS TRY TO DO IT RIGHT FOR THEM.))
[SUPER=01-Willis White/Salem Head Coach;]
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[OUT Q=RIGHT FOR THEM.]
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[VO-NAT]

Salem's football team finished the season with an unblemished 14-and-oh record.
It's the school's second state championship in the last three years.
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[8Stabbing]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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A stabbing in Lynchburg has resulted in the death of one man and the arrest of another.
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[VO-NAT]
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67-year old Ray Lane Junior was arrested at the scene yesterday.
Police say Lane and 40-year old Michael Lessard (la-SARD) had been drinking when Lane pulled a knife and stabbed Lessard once in the abdomen.
Lessard underwent surgery yesterday afternoon at Lynchburg General Hospital, but later died.
Lane now faces murder charges.
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[8Pulaski-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=THa]
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Police are looking for a suspect AND a motive in the murder of a teenager in Pulaski County.
19- year old John Christoper Dean was shot at about eleven o'clock Monday night at the Washington Square Apartments.
He was pronounced dead at a local hospital, but no other details are being released.

[8Gould]


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[WRITER=chu]
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It's six years behind bars for a former Pittsylvania County probation officer- who molested a former client.
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[VO-NAT]


Patrick Gould pleaded guilty yesterday in Pittsylvania County to two counts of object sexual penetration.
The victim hopes her courage to come forward about the abuse will encourage other women to do the same.
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[SOT 5:23:56-:05]
[IN Q=I'm proud of what]

((BRENDA PREVETTE/VICTIM: I'M PROUD OF WHAT I DID. I STOOD UP FOR WHAT I BELIEVED. HE GOT WHAT HE DESERVED AND HOPEFULLY HE'LL LEARN FROM THIS.))
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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Gould will begin serving that sentence January 4th.
The victim says she is now pursuing a civil lawsuit.




[8Travel-Safety]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-]
[GRAPHIC=Winter Weather]


With winter weather arriving just in time for the holidays, the key to successful travel is being prepared for the worst.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Experts say changing the antifreeze and checking the other fluids in your car should be at the top of your list.
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[IN Q=THE MAIN THING]

((PAT FLINT/"FLINT'S" AMOCO; THE MAIN THING I WOULD TELL PEOPLE IS TO LOOK AT THEIR TIRES AND MAKE SURE THAT THEY LOOK OKAY. USE GOOD FUEL THAT HAS NO MOISTURE IN IT BECAUSE CONDENSATION IN THIS FREEZING TEMPERATURE CAN GIVE YOU A REAL PROBLEM.))
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[VO-NAT]

Motorists are advised to carry cell phones, blankets and water for emergencies. If you're taking to the friendly skies, expect possible delays at many airports.
[SOT=23:32:58]
[IN Q=WE HAD OUR]

((AMANDA SNAPP/ROANOKE REGIONAL AIRPORT; WE HAD OUR LARGEST PASSENGER TRAVEL DAY ON FRIDAY OF LAST WEEK. AND WE'RE EXPECTING ANOTHER HEAVY DAY NEXT SUNDAY AND NEXT MONDAY.))
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[OUT Q=NEXT MONDAY.]
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[VO-NAT]

To avoid problems, passengers are advised to call ahead to confirm reservations and to arrive at the airport early.
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[8E-Dodson-Five]


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[WRITER=chu]
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It's already a white Christmas for a teenaged gospel group from Martinsville--
this after the five boys performed yesterday at a holiday reception at the White House.
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The Dodson-5 was invited by the President's Social Office to sing at the reception.
The boys-- ages 12 through 15-- are cousins who began singing together at family outings.
The Dodson-5 performs gospel music because of its message of hope and inspiration.
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[IN Q=You fell good about]

((KASEY LUCAS/DODSON 5: YOU FEEL GOOD ABOUT YOURSELF WHEN YOU'RE SPREADING A MESSAGE TO PEOPLE THAT'S GOING THROUGH SOMETHING OUT THERE THAT THEY REALLY NEED IT. THAT'S MAINLY WHAT I LIKE ABOUT IT.))
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[OUT Q=like about it.]
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[VO-NAT]


The Dodson-5 hopes to record its soulful harmonies on a C-D in the near future and are considering a professional debut.
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[8WEATHER]


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Turning your attention now to the Wednesday forecast--
Expect light snow or sleet to develop by afternoon, with highs only reaching the low 30s.
By tonight the light snow should change over to sleet and freezing rain, with temperatures holding steady in the low 30s.
Significant icing is possible over parts of the viewing area.
The wintry mix will continue through Christmas Eve morning before tapering off-- leaving the rest of the holiday weekend dry and continued chilly.
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