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Drivers on Route 220 witness a deadly afternoon collision involving a school bus.
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And charges are dropped against a man accused of raping an exotic dancer.


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[School-Bus]


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No one on the school bus was seriously hurt - and a relative of one of the victims says that's all thanks to the bus driver's quick thinking. [TAKE MAP FULL SCREEN]
The accident occurred on Route 220 in Franklin County -- near the Henry County line.
Eric Earnhart is near the scene of the crash with more.
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[Crook]


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The man who shot Michael Durham five times and then dumped his body on an isolated road just outside Blacksburg could spend at least 20- years behind bars.
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This afternoon, Circuit Judge Ray Grubbs found Robert Crook, Senior guilty of first degree murder.
Crook said he shot Durham while the two were riding down the road last March because Durham had grabbed a gun from inside his boot.
But two men who were also in the car that night testified they never saw the victim with a weapon.
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((SHERRY WINKLER/VICTIM'S SISTER:YOU CAN COMMIT AN ACT, BUT AT LEAST, YOU KNOW, HAVE LOGIC ENOUGH TO TRY AND HELP HIM, GET HIM TO THE HOSPITAL OR SOMETHING BUT TO LEAVE HIM ON THE ROAD, HE TREATED HIM LESS THAN HUMAN IN MY BOOK, AND YOU KNOW, IT'S JUST A HOLLOW JUSTICE BUT WE GOT WHAT WE WANTED, FIRST DEGREE AND HE DESERVED IT. ))
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Crook will be sentenced in late March.[Kennedy]


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He was charged with abducting, sodomizing and raping an exotic dancer, after she refused to have sex with him at the Knights of (Pith-ias) Pythias Lodge last month. Today, those charges were dropped.
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But the woman's mother says this case is not over yet. David Johnson is in our newsroom with the story.
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Jean, the charges against 44-year old Kim Kennedy were nol prossed, meaning he could face the same charges again. That's exactly what the alledged victim's mother says will happen.
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Jody Fields believes her daughter was raped and that Kennedy was her attacker. But the prosecution dropped its case today because her daughter has not cooperated with their investigation. Which made an easy case for the defense.
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((JOHN LICHTENSTEIN/KENNEDY'S ATTORNEY; I CAN ONLY SAY FROM OUR PERSPECTIVE THAT WE WERE VERY MUCH PREPARED AND WE'RE PLEASED.....AND PUT IT BEHIND HIM.)) [RUNS11]
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Something the victim's mother says she can't and won't do.
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((FIELDS; I'LL TALK TO MY DAUGHTER.....WILL HAVE IT PICKED BACK UP.)) [RUNS05]
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Kennedy was suspended from his custodial job with the Roanoke school system pending the outcome of the case and is hoping to get his job back. The school administration has not made a decision on that yet.
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According to the alledged victim's mother, there's also the possibility that Kennedy is suing his accuser for wages lost during this ordeal.
Kennedy's attorney says there is no truth to that accusation.[Tease#1]

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Ericsson is laying of thousands worldwide .. what's the word at their local plant? That story is still ahead.
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Efforts to save one of Roanoke's oldest buildings continue tonight, but the future of the Howbert House remains in doubt.
Joe Dashiell has more on the story.
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((Durward Nichols paid a visit to the home he lived in 50 years ago... hoping to hear that the building would be saved.
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((DURWARD NICHOLS: GET YOURSELF AN INVESTOR TO COME IN HERE AND REMODEL IT AND THIS RIGHT HERE ON THIS BUSY CORNER RIGHT NOW WOULD MAKE SOMEBODY A REAL NICE PLACE.))
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The home Nichols first saw as an eleven- year- old is now among the oldest standing structures in the Roanoke Valley.
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But it's history wasn't evident until last summer when the building was condemned, and a contractor started to take it down.
Since then, a complicated dispute over ownership of the structure and the valuable logs used to build it, has stymied preservation efforts... and left property owner Charlene Dean between a rock and a hard place.
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Recent news stories have produced more offers of assistance... and efforts to save the building continue.
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((MOLLY MEREDITH/ VA. DEPT. OF HISTORIC RESOURCES: EVEN WHEN THIS STARTED BACK IN JUNE, PEOPLE ARE STILL COMING UP TO US SAYING THEYJUST HEARD ABOUT IT. SO I THINK THERE IS HOPE. I'LL KEEP HOPING UNTIL THEY GET THE CRANE OUT HERE AND START DISMANTLING IT.))
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It's anybody's guess whether the latest efforts to save the building will be successful, but for now at least the Howbert House survives.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))

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Telecommunications giant Ericsson is cutting thousands of jobs across the globe.
But workers in Lynchburg should be spared.
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That's what the company is saying.
Ericsson plans to lay off 11-thousand workers in the next two years.
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That announcement came from the company's Swedish headquarters.
Last month Ericsson said its 19-98 earnings would be lower than expected.
Ericsson is a leading maker of cellular phones and equipment for phone networks.
Thirty-eight-hundred people work at the Lynchburg operation.
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Davidsons has decided to close its store in Blacksburg.
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The Roanoke menswear chain has had a shop there for about 40 years, serving Virginia Tech students and people in the New River Valley at 117 North Main Street.
The manager, who's been with the store since it opened, will retire.
Davidsons also operates stores in downtown Roanoke, Tanglewood Mall and in Lynchburg.
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Wall Street started the week on a higher note. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE ]
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The U-S Senate is debating the fate of your President-- but we can't show you what they're saying.
They've closed the doors and turned off the cameras.
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Ellen Qualls is in Washington monitoring the impeachment proceedings.
What's being debated?
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It is the first time these Senators have had to really express themselves on the issue.

Weeks of speeches... and finally a move to end it all.
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((CLERK: THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST WILLIAM JEFFERSON CLINTON, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES BE, AND THE SAME ARE, DULY DISMISSED.))
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Many Senators had heard enough... and some new ones were disturbed by the weekend meeting of House managers with Monica Lewinsky-- summoned by a federal judge from California.
Virginia Republican John Warner among the disenchanted -- expressing over the weekend the Lewinsky interview was outside the Senate's earlier agreement.
And then this:
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The vote on the motion to dismiss is NOT expected tonight... and unless some compelling arguments are being made, or changes of heart confessed to, it is unlikely to succeed with 55 Republicans in control.
Jean, we've also entered a new phase with our own Senators-- Chuck Robb all along avoiding comment.
Now John Warner says he thinks he'd like to keep his counsel to himself this week-- which promises to finally bring

some action in Washington.[Hog-Farms]


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A proposed state bill that would have made it easier for local governments to regulate large hog farms is dead.
The Senate Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources voted against the bill today after dozens of farmers showed up to speak out against it.
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Citizens in many localities, like Halifax County, are fighting hog farmers.
They were hoping to gain more legal tools to regulate large hog farms, which they say can produce huge amounts of waste.
But hog farmers, who say Virginia already imposes tough regulations, were able to convince Senate Committee members to kill the bill.
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A three-day inspection that starts today will determine whether a Botetourt County school for troubled boys stays open.
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State Education Department officials arrived at the Wilderness Leadership Academy this morning.
The school lost its license last fall for being unsafe and unsanitary.
Between now and Wednesday, inspectors will interview students and employees, as well as review the school's facility and records.
If the school fails this inspection -- it must shut down.
The Education Department hopes to announce the results later this week.
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Coming up tonight in sports, the Lady Hokies fail to impress the pollsters, again as they barely move in the new polls.
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And we'll visit another new Winston Cup shop and check in with a man and team on the move in Saprtanburg, South Carolina.
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The Lady Hokies are 18 and oh after yesterday's 89-to-69 win over Temple.
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Tech is only undefeated division one team in the nation and the success moves the team up one spot in the ESPN-USA Today Coaches Poll.
The Lady Hokies are now 12th in that top 25.
Tech is on the road for the next two games, playing Xavier Friday night.
On Sunday, the Lady Hokies stop in Dayton.
Only three more home games remain on the schedule.
Tech is back in action at the Cassell on February fifth.
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When the new NASCAR season begins in Daytona next month everyone will be gunning for Jeff Gordon.
Plenty will take their best shot, but really only one driver, a new guy, has the name to gun down Gordon.
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And this coming Saturday, the 30th, you can meet Buckshot and tour the shop in Spartanburg from nine to two.

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The women's final four is all set at the Austrailian Open tennis championships in Melbourne.
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And don't look now, but Mary Pierce is threatenihng to win this thing.
Today Pierce dominated Anna Kournikova in straight sets winning 6-love and 6-4 in the quarterfinals.
The 7th seeded Pierce now finds herself with HIngis, Seles and Graf in the semi-finals.
Pierce has only lost 14 games the entire tournament.
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The super bowl hype shift into overdrive tomorrow at the annual media day at Miami.
Both teams arrived in south
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Florida yesterday, and today was pretty low key with both team taking part in short workouts and weight lifting sessions.
They also did their share of bus riding from their hotels.
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The VMI Keydets are on the road tonight for a key southern conference matchup with Davdison.
VMI comes in on four game wining streak in first place in the Northern division of the Southern Conference. The Wildcats are in second.
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This afternoon in the NBA, the Vancouver Grizzlies released Bobby HUrley who was acquired by the team last February.

Hurley led Duke to back to back NCAA titles in 1991 and 92.
Hurley averaged 17 minutes a game last season but Vancouver didn't even bother inviting him to training camp.
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[Carilion]


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When Roanoke Memorial Hospital opened 100 years ago, doctors made about two thousand dollars a year. A lot has changed since then, but Carilion officials say the commitment to provide quality health care has not.
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Today marked the first day of a year long celebration of Carilion health service to Southwest Virginia. A banner waves over Roanoke Memorial and Community Hospitals with the message "A Century of Caring" and a tree as a symbol. Hospital Director Lucas Snipes says their roots are in the community and it's the employees who have kept the hospital growing.
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