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Gunfire inside a convenience store. Just ahead on News 7, three people are hit, and one of them is dead.
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And meet a woman who says she never plays the lottery. Well almost never. She put just two dollars down on the Big Game, and took home a lot more.
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Tonight in sports, the Redskins are still for sale and the NFL rejects the Milstein Brothers $800 million dollar bid.
We'll check in with the King in Level Cross,
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and John Gagnon and the Dayton Bombers are in town tonight ready to open the playoffs against the Express and the Roundhouse.
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The heat goes on as temperatures soar into the seventies, and the few eighty degree readings we saw today will multiply tomorrow, I've got your forecast. [open]
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A man opens fire inside this convenience store. One person is dead ... two are wounded, and the gunman is still on the loose.
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Good evening, I'm Jean Jadhon. Keith is off tonight.[Axton-Murder]


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Police know who they're looking for, but they haven't found him yet.
He's wanted for killing one woman and injuring two others in a shooting and robbery at the store.
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It happened in Axton, along US 58 in eastern Henry County, very close to the Pittsylvania County line.
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Stacey Martin has been there all day. She's there now to bring us up-to-date.
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[Martin on the Stand]
If someone told you he was about to murder your spouse, would you call 9-1-1?
A Vinton woman did not, now she is on trial for conspiracy to commit capital murder.
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Tina Tenret has the latest at the Botetourt County Courthouse.
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A Roanoke woman is claiming 150-thousand dollars from "the Big Game", but we're still waiting to learn who won the REALLY big money.
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We know that the one BIG ticket was sold at this Boston area supermarket, not far from Fenway Park. Whoever holds it can claim 197 million dollars.
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Now the local story .. a pretty big payoff in its own right, but nothing in the millions.
And for a Roanoke woman, the first time winning something is quite a charm.
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Barbara Dowling spent just two dollars in the Big Game. And her second dollar turned into 150-thousand. But Dowling didn't know this until she spoke to the clerk at the Crystal Springs 7-11 this morning.
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((BARBARA DOWLING: I SAID I HAVE FIVE NUMBERS HERE AND I'D LIKE TO KNOW HOW MUCH I GET. AND SHE SAYS 'YOU'RE FINALLY HERE, WE WERE WAITING FOR THE TICKET TO COME IN.' I SAYS WHAT DO YOU MEAN? AND SHE SAYS 'YOU JUST WON 150-THOUSAND-DOLLARS.' AND I SAYS NO. SHE SAYS 'YEAH, DO YOU NEED A CHAIR?' I SAYS NO AND I RAN OUT AND GOT HIM. LAUGHS. . .))
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When Dowling found out she won she headed straight to the local lottery office, and then drove off to Richmond for her check. She will receive 102-thousand-dollars after taxes. She plans to buy a new pair of glasses and a big-screen TV.
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One of the switched baby mothers goes to court ... hoping to adopt. The details are still ahead on News 7.
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Governor Jim Gilmore's power was on display in Richmond today-- where lawmakers could only muster enough votes to override a few budget "line" items.
One hit home in Blacksburg.
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Ellen Qualls is at the State Capitol.
Tell us what happened to Virginia Tech's dairy barn.?
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But another southwestern project, that packed a more emotional punch, did NOT carry the day.
The Governor's veto of 200-thousand more dollars for Bedford's D-Day memorial brought out a fight.
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But the House's only independent pointed out important past projects that had been funded the same way.
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The defendant in a capital murder case in Bedford County has waived his right to a trial by jury.
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24 year old Andre Evans is accused of gunning down two men in Bedford in the fall of 1997 during an argument over sneakers.
At a motions hearing today, Evans said he wanted a judge to hear his case, not a jury.
He also will undergo two separate psychological evaluations over the next 10 days.
His trial is scheduled to begin April 19th.
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Henry County investigators know for sure .. what they suspected all along. And they're still looking for a killer.
A state examiner positively identified the body of Richard Charles Holt, Senior today .. and confirmed he died from a gunshot wound. A friend discovered Holt's body Sunday. Investigators believe he was killed eight days ago, when a neighbor heard gunshots and saw Holt's car being driven away.

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A record-setting day on Wall Street, but not for all the major averages. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE ]
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The mother of one of the "switched at birth" babies wants to adopt the daughter she has been raising all along.
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Paula Johnson has filed papers stating her intention to formally adopt Callie Conley.
Johnson's lawyer has already indicated she will also seek custody of her biological child ... Rebecca Chittum.
The two girls were switched at the U-V-A Medical center in 19-95.
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A Salem man wanted for failing to pay thousands of dollars in child support has been caught.
Police arrested Ernest Williams Walker last night.
Walker was one of the state's "Delinquent Dozen".
He owes more than "22-thousand 800" dollars in support payments.

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Coming up tonight on the Big 7 - the Express looks to turn the tables on the Bombers.
The Redskins are once again up for sale.
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And we'll head down to Level Cross, North Carolina and check in with the King, Richard Petty - as Petty Enterprises prepares for the future by celebrating its 50th anniversary in racing.
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The Roanoke Express opens the postseason tonight at the Roundhouse as Dayton comes to town to begin a best of five game series.
The road to the Kelly Cup couldn't begin with a more intriguing matchup for the Express and head coach Scott Gordon.
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If you think his new son has been causing him a sleepless night or two, just try preparing to play a team that you haven't beaten all season long.
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Roanoke was Oh and four against the Bombers - a motivational stat if I ever heard one.
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Tonight's game gets underway at the Roundhouse at seven. We'll have some highlights for you on News 7 at eleven.



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The Washington Redskins are still up for sale and still in limbo!
This afternoon in Atlanta, the NFL's finance committee rejected the $800 million dollar offer to buy the team that was submitted by the Milstein Group.
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After the rejection, Howard Milstein withdrew his offer to buy the team, and the league agreed to give him back his $30 million dollar deposit.
So for now, Norv Turner remains the team's coach and Charley Casserly the team's General Manager, and John Kent Cooke remains in charge of his late father's team until the estate finds another buyer.
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While the Redskins are still in disarray, the Panther are already on the field.
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Under new head coach George Seifert, the Panthers and quarterback Steve Buerlein got together for their first workout of the spring at the Ericsson stadium practice field.
The Panthers are coming off a couple of disapointing seasons and are anxious to get back in thelayoff picture.
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King Richard and the rest of the Petty Clan gathered inside the homeplace at Level Cross, North Carolina today to talk about the future of racing's most fabled name.
1999 marks the Petty's 50th year in racing.
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((Four generations of Petty's united to show off the latest growth at Petty Enterprises. What began in 1949 as a dirt floor, single room race shop with patriarch Lee Petty at the controls, is now a 17 building complex that houses two Winston Cup teams, a Busch team and a Craftsman truck series team. ((RICHARD PETTY:)) ((KYLE PETTY:)) ((JIMMY HENSLEY:))
And afterall, being happy is what it's all about. If you don't belive these guys - just this to the Petty Matriarch, Richard's Mom - Elizabeth.)) ((ELIZABETH PETTY:))

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Already this afternoon in the major leagues, Montreal beat Pittsburgh 4-to-3, and the Giants came from behind to beat the Reds 8-to-3.
And in the lone afternoon American League game the Yankees lead the A's 4-to-nothing in the 8th. Everything else is later tonight.
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Again, our top story this evening - one person was killed and 2 people injured in a convenience store shooting in Henry County last night.
The suspect is still at large.
On News 7 at 11 tonight - we will have the latest developments as police search for the man they think pulled the trigger.



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