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Our top story on NEWS 7 at Six tonight:
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Criminal charges filed against the driver of a rig that crossed the median on I-81 and crushed a south-bound car- -killing two people.
And Quarterback Jim Druckenmiller is back in court. We have the latest developments on the rape case.
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In sports, The Winston Cup Drivers are set to qualify tonight at Charlotte the N-B-A names its rookie of the year, Guess who!
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And in "The Big Apple" the Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox today to tighten the American League Pennant race.
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A bit cooler tomorrow and then a slow but steady warmup into the holiday weekend. Forecast numbers and a Wednesday WeatherSchool up next. [open]
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Two travelers die instantly when a tractor trailer runs over their car on I-81. The truck driver is charged with manslaughter.
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Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.[Monty-Ax]


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Workers are still cleaning up wreckage along the interstate, more than eight hours after the deadly accident.
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It happened near exit 114, the route 8 exit near Christiansburg in Montgomery County. [Take Eric full]
That's where Eric Earnhart is with more on the trucker's quick arrest.
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At least 10 peope have died on I-81 so far this year from Wythe to Rockbridge Counties .. including the two who died today.
Most of the accidents have involved tractor-trailers.
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The year got off to a bad start January 3rd when eight trucks were among the many vehicles that piled up in Rockbridge County, killing four people.
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In March, one man was killed when he drove his CAR into the back of a tractor-trailer in Montgomery County.
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And earlier this month, a Florida trucker died when his rig ran off 81 near the 581 interchange in Roanoke County.
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Then two more deaths today. Of course this does NOT mean the truck drivers were always at fault.
State police say traffic deaths in Virginia are DOWN about 20- percent this year compared to last year. They credit stepped-up enforcement on 81 and other interstates for much of that decline.

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Today's pretrial hearing for the former Virginia Tech quarterback accused of rape proved to be a heated one.
But this is one match-up in which neither side came out a winner.
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Teresa Hamilton was at today's hearing.
Why were there so many fireworks?
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Keith, defense attorneys for Jim Druckenmiller requested today's hearing in hopes of gaining access to more of the prosecution's evidence.
But Judge Ray Grubbs never made a decision--- instead he opted to continue the case after arguing between the two si

des escallated.
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Jim Druckenmiller admits he had sex with a Virginia Tech student at a house in Blacksburg, back in March.
But the former Tech quarterback, who now plays for the 49-ers, says it was consensual.
In court today, his attorneys argued that prosecutors have been withholding certain witness statements that could prove the young woman had been actively pursuing him that night.
But prosecutors told the judge they've been cooperative and aren't required to turn over everything.
Defense attorneys are especially interested in statements made by the alleged victim.
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((DEBORAH CALDWELL-BONO/DRUCKENMILLER'S ATTORNEY: THEY GO TO HER RELIABILITY AND CREDIBILITY AND IMPEACHMENT.))
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Right now, she says the ONLY statement they've been given access to is a conversation between the young woman and a hospital worker.
In that statement-- the woman reportedly said she remembers waking up and finding Druckenmiller on top of her.
She allegedly went on to say she NEVER told him to stop and never screamed for help-- that she let him continue and when he was done she began to cry. ))
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Defense attorneys had requested that the young woman appear at today's hearing for questioning.
This was another sore point for prosecutors -- who accused of the defense of trying to quote "intimate and harass" her.
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Keith, again, NO decision out of court today.[Fleming]


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A Lynchburg man could get the death penalty, having been convicted today of capital murder.
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Darryl Lamont Fleming stabbed 16- year- old Corey Pennix last August, then took crack cocaine and cash from Pennix's socks as he lay bleeding to death.
The jury rejected the defense claim that Fleming acted in self defense, after Pennix confronted him about some missing drugs.
The sentencing phase of Fleming's trial begins tomorrow morning.
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The new power line proposal gets some additional support. Still ahead on News 7, we'll tell you who is now in favor.
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Next, they call it a march for employees' rights. We'll see what's bothering workers at one Roanoke Valley manufacturing firm.
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They say they want respect.
And they took to the streets to ask for it.
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Union workers at Yokohama held what they called "a march for employees' rights."
They said management at the Salem tire plant is not honoring workers' contracts.
They charged bosses with harassing employees, creating a dangerous work environment and fostering low morale.
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The plant's Vice President of Human Resources said management doesn't fully understand why the union planned its march....
But he is hopeful that union leaders will work with the company to address any concerns.
The Salem facility has been making tires for 10 years and employs more than a thousand people.
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The first of two women to be sentenced for defrauding Carilion will spend one year and a day in prison.
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Teresa Duggan had her own business in North Andover, Massachusetts, recruiting physicians.
Though she says she had 12 years experience placing professionals, she told the judge today that she was "overwhelmed by the magnitude" of Carlion's needs.
In cahoots with Carilion's own staff recruiter, together the two women stole more than 300-thousand dollars from Carilion.
Duggan has already begun paying back her share of the money.
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The 46- year old mother of three will report to the federal penitentiary at Danbury, Connecticut this Summer.[St

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A convicted murderer is getting out of prison early, because of a clerical error.
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Louis Jordan Powell Junior's 28-year sentence for murder was overturned by the Virginia Court of Appeals.
The court threw out the sentence, because Powell was not tried within five months of his preliminary hearing. [Insert Greenbacker's quote GRAPHIC here]
In response, Halifax County Commonwealth's Attorney John Greenbacker says:
"In this instance, they celebrate form over justice. I think this decision does a disservice to the pursuit of justice in Halifax County." [Shots of Powell from trial]
Powell will have to finish out a three -and-a-half year sentence on weapons charges, before he's released.
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He fled before he could be sent to jail on child molestation charges... now a Bedford County man faces even more time in a Virginia prison.
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46- year- old Roger Lee Crouch pled guilty today to failing to appear at his sentencing hearing last December.
Crouch had been convicted of taking indecent liberties with two young girls.
Police later caught up with him near Corpus Christi, Texas.
Crouch could get up to 15 years in prison when he's sentenced in July.
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The Roanoke Appalachian Trail Club says it CAN accept the latest proposed route for a high-voltage power line through Western Virginia.
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In a filing with the State Corporation Commission the group says the path between Wyoming, West Virginia and Jacksons Ferry in Wythe County would have the least impact on the Appalachian Trail experience.
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It says the Appalachian Trail Conference and its associated clubs are willing to accept the corridor if American Electric Power takes specific steps to mitigate the power line's impact on the Trail.
Appalachian Trail Managers say they still oppose the corridor that would have carried the power line from Wyomin

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And coming up, Mike Stevens will joins us live from Charlotte today the Hokies prepare for the N-C-Doubel-A baseball tournament.
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And Toronto's Vince Carter is the N-B-A rookie of the Year.
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The rain has been an unwelcomed sight today inn charlotte as the winston Cup Cars prepared to qualify tonight for this weekend's Coca Cola 600.
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Mike Stevens is at the Lowes Motor speedway with all of the details, Mike.
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The N-B-A is taking the night off from playoff action but the league announced its rookie of the year this afternoon.
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And to no one's surprise this years honor goes to Vince Carter of the Toronto Raptors. Carter, who left North Carolina early for the league, received 113 of a possible 118 votes from the media.
He averaged over 18 points and 5 rebounds a game. Carter had 20 or more 20 point games in the league's shortened season.
Carter was selected 5-th in the 1998 draft and he wins the honor in a landslide over Sacramento's Jason Williams.
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The New York Yankees moved to within a game and a half of first place Boston today in the American League East.
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The Yankees and the Red Sox hooked up in the "Big Apple" today.
In the bottom of the second, Chilli Davis hits a fly ball in the gap of left centerfield for a double scoring Tino Martinez and New York took the one to nothing lead.
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Then still in the fifth Tino Martinez gets all of this pitch sending it over the right field wall for a grand slam and the Yankees beat the Red sox 8 to 3.
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The Virginia Tech baseball team is wraping up preparations for its NCAA tournament opener this Friday afternoon in Winston-Salem.
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Tech plays the University of Richmond at three o'clock on Friday. The Hokies are happy to be back in the college championship, but they are not satisfied just to be making an appearance.
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Residents are ready to tell public officials what they think about a report on water quality at Smith Mountain Lake.
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The meeting is starting now at Resurrection Catholic Church on Route 122.
Jean Jadhon tells us what we can expect.
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Residents have already been told this will not be a gripe session --
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but they can respond to a report that says Smith Mountain Lake is clean.
And we'll find out whether people want to HIRE someone to monitor the lake water.
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Tina Tenret is at the meeting and she will fill us in tonight on News7 at 11.

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