[7Carroll-Murder]

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A Carroll County teenager faces a murder charge this morning.
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Shortly before midnight, deputies found John Joseph Mesics dead in his home on Silverleaf Road in the Dugspur section of Carroll County.
Authorities say a 15 year old girl who lived with the Mesics stole one of their vehicles shortly after the incident.
She was arrested in the in the Keno section of Carroll County,
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and is now being held at the New River Valley Detention Center.
The teen faces additional charges of use of a firearm and grand larceny.

[7Drug-Bust]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
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Roanoke Police went after more than 70 suspected drug dealers last night.
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[VO-NAT]
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They called it "Operation Street Sweeper".
Officers began serving warrants at 5 p-m, and by midnight, about 40 people were in custody.
It's all part of a lenghty undercover operation.
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((LT. R.A. BOWER/RKE. POLICE DEPT.; THIS IS THE CULMINATION OF ABOUT 6 MONTHS OF WORK BY DETECTIVES IN AN ATTEMPT TO GET THE DRUG DEALERS OFF THE STREET. WE'VE BEEN SERVING WARRANTS THAT ALL CAME OUT TODAY ON VARIOUS AND SUNDRY CHARGES THAT MOSTLY RELATE TO DRUGS, CRACH COCAINE AND POWDER COCAINE AND SUCH.))
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Other charges involved LSD, marijuana, and weapons violations.
Bowers says "Operation Street Sweeper" covered all sections of the city.
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[7S-Voter-ID]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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You'll need more than just your name and a kind word for your precinct captain to vote this fall in ten Virginia localities.
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This November, the state will try pilot voter I-D programs.
Roanoke city, Bedford County, and Henry County are among the ten.
Voters there will need to bring any pre-printed ID with their name and signature, name and address, or name and photo.
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[TALENT=Melanie]
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The new law is NOT without controversy.
It was opposed by black lawmakers who say it's reminiscent of the days when Jim Crow laws barred black Virginians from voting.

[7E-City-Water]


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Roanoke's water woes are about to get real.
City officials are expected to announce mandatory restrictions at nine this morning.
Scott Goldberg tells us what it means for city residents.
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Today will be partly cloudy and 90-95 degrees. Tonight light winds will be cooler temperatures of 65-70. Tomorrow there's a chance for rain with highs in the mid-80's and tomorrow night will be clear and mild in the low 60's.

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[7BIRTHDAYS] 7/8/99
Thursday:

[SUPER=130-78/Annie M. Woody/Martinsville]



[SUPER=130-8/Brittany Dawn Pierce/Bedford]



[SUPER=130-17/Sheena Rudd/Roanoke]



[SUPER=130-97/Lura Patterson/Bedford]



[SUPER=130-51/Rita "Cindy" Morris/Christiansburg]



[SUPER=130-1/Kevon "Tyler" Tune/Rocky Mount]



[SUPER=130-1/Destiny Kingrea/Christiansburg]


No Pictures:
[SUPER=131-/Pauline Radford/Salem]



[SUPER=131-/36/Kevin Burris/]



[SUPER=131-68/Wesley Earnest/Salem]



[SUPER=131-/Carlton Oaker/Snow Creek]


Anniversary:
[SUPER=131-/Kathy & Ewell Overstreet/Snow Creek]

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[45E-City-Water]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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Roanoke City officials are expected to announce mandatory water restrictions in just a matter of hours.
Scott Goldberg tells us what it means for city residents.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :12]
[SUPER=07-Stacy Odonits; :19]
[SUPER=01-Tom Monroe/Obenchain's Greenhouses; :49]
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(( Simmering underneath a summer heat wave ...
Standing nearly 24-feet below full pond ...
Roanoke's main water reservoir is an inch away from forcing mandatory restrictions on city residents.
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((QUICK!!! NAT OF SPRAYING WATER AT CAR WASH.))
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Like others, Stacy Odonits has been watching Carvins Cove drop, but ...
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((STACY ODONITS: IF YOU HAVE A DIRTY CAR PEOPLE LOOK AT THAT. YOU DON'T WANT TO GO DOWN THE ROAD WITH A DIRTY CAR.))
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When the restrictions kick in, Stacy will be able to keep washing her ride ... as long as it's at a commerical car wash.
Washing cars at home will be banned.
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((QUICK NAT OF SPRINKLING FLOWERS))
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Watering your lawn or plants will be banned, too ...
Unless you own a greenhouse.
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((TOM MONROE: THERE'S NOT CUTTING BACK.))
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Tom Monroe needs water to sustain his plants AND his business.
But he is paying a price.
Roanoke recently hiked taxes on greenhouses owners, hoping they'd use less water.
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((TOM MONROE: WE'LL JUST HAVE TO PASS THE PRICE, THE EXTRA COST, ONTO THE CONSUMERS.))
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The Roanoke Country Club also finds itself in a rough.
Its manager has said he won't be able to water his course.
Brown greens could put him out of business.
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((SCOTT GOLDBERG: THE CITY HAS NOT YET SAID HOW IT WILL ENFORCE THESE RESTRICTIONS OR HOW STEEP THE PENALTY WILL GET FOR IGNORING THEM. FOR NOW, WATER ABUSERS WILL GET A WARNING. REPEAT OFFENDERS COULD FACE FINES AS LONG AS THE CITY'S WATER SUPPLY KEEPS DWINDLING. SCOTT GOLDBERG, NEWS-7. ))
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[45Carroll-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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A Carroll County teenager has been charged with murder.
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[TAKE MAP FULL SCREEN]
Shortly before midnight, deputies found John Joseph Mesics dead in his home on Silverleaf Road in the Dugspur section of Carroll County.
Authorities say a 15 year girl who lived with the Mesics stole one of their vehicles shortly after the incident.

She was later arrested in the Keno section of Carroll County,
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[ANCHOR=MElanie]
[SS=None]

and is now being held in the New River Valley Detention Center.
She faces additional charges of use of a firearm and grand larceny.

[45E-Lee-Mural]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
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They took on a tough task.
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[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


And yesterday, some of the members of Richmond's Floodwall Advisory Panel met with the public to explain themselves.
In the wake of the controversy over a Robert E. Lee mural, they've now recommended 34 images to represent Richmond history - they'll be on display all this week.
The murals the advisory panel is now recommending include new black figures: like civil rights attorney Spottswood Robinson, and newspaper publisher John Mitchell, who organized a streetcar boycott.
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[45E-Mellencamp]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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He brought small town America to rock and roll.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Last night John Mellencamp brought rock and roll to the Star City.
Mellencamp made a stop at the Roanoke Civic Center as part of his Rural Electrification Tour.
He's known for hits such as Small Town, Pink Houses - and the old favorite that brought down the house.
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[vo-nat]
John Mellencamp has sold more that 25-million records in the U-S and has been nominated for eleven Grammys.
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Shifting gears now to weather--
Partly cloudy skies and not as hot today with highs in the low to mid 90s.
Mostly clear tonight, with lows in the upper 60s.
The extended forecast is mostly sunny tomorrow and Friday...with highs in the 80s and 90s through the weekend.


Scattered thunderstorms are possible by Sunday.
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[8Carroll-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=jha]
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In Carroll County, a teenage girl has been arrested on a murder charge.
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[TAKE MAP FULL SCREEN]
Shortly before midnight,deputies found John Joseph Mesics dead in his home on Silverleaf Road in the Dugspur section of Carroll County.
Authorities say a 15 year girl who lived with the Mesics stole one of their vehicles shortly after the incident.

She was later arrested in the Keno section of Carroll County,
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[ANCHOR=MElanie]
[SS=None]

and is now being held in the New River Valley Detention Center.
The teen also faces additional charges of use of a firearm and grand larceny.

[8E-Heat]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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The heat is on again for today, with a little relief in sight.
But while Mother nature is keeping us hot, power companies have some tips to save money on air conditioning.
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In this record heat people are either at the pool or running their air conditioning full blast.
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((ARE YOU STAYING COOL TODAY, YES I AM DO YO HAVE THE AIRCONDITIONER ON, YES GOOD.))
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In fact Sears in Roanoke sold out of units.
To save money on your bill A-E-P suggests using fans, cleaning filters, and closing your curtains.
Of course some people tough it out instead.
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((I EXERCISE RAIN OR SHINE...WANT TO BE OUT HERE))
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Neither A-E-P nor Virginia Power experienced any power outages.
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[8S-Voter-ID]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-18 18:18]
[GRAPHIC=Voting]


You'll need more than just your name and a kind word for your precinct captain to vote this fall in ten Virginia localities.
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[VO-NAT]


This November, the state will try pilot voter I-D programs.
Roanoke city, Bedford County, and Henry County are among the ten.
Voters there will need to bring any pre-printed ID with their name and signature, name and address, or name and photo.
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[TALENT=Melanie]
[SS=none]


The new law is NOT without controversy.
It was opposed by black lawmakers who say it's reminiscent of the days when Jim Crow laws barred black Virginians from voting.

[8E-Beale-Treasure]


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The legend of Bedford County's Beale Treasure is about to spread across the ocean.
A British film crew will be in town this week.
Eric Earnhart takes us to the casting call.
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(( Luke Campbell is looking for Thomas J. Beale. The British director is casting a feature for the BBC program "Mystery"... hoping to find, in Bedford, something more interesting then your run-of-the mill psychic or UFO.

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((LUKE CAMPBELL/DIRECTOR; WE LIKE MYSTERIES THAT HAVE GOT SOME REAL SUBSTANCE AND GENUINE SUSPENSE AND TENSION AND FROM BEING HERE A FEW DAYS AND MAKING INQUIRIES AND MEETING PEOPLE IT SEEMS THAT THE BEALE TREASURE IS AN GENUINE UNSOLVED MYSTERY. )) [RUNS12]
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The re-creation will include the late Mel Fisher's muddy excavation in Bedford County in 1989.
The crew was very interested in these ten year old News 7 reports on the expedition.
[02:01:21] "That's his daughter"

That's the part aspiring actress Jessica Routon was reading for.

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(( JESSICA ROUTON/ACTRESS; MY FAMILY ACTUALLY TRIED LOOKING FOR THIS TREASURE BEFORE AND I LIKE ACTING SO I'VE TAKEN A COUPLE OF DRAMA CLASSES IN SCHOOL AND THOUGHT, WHY NOT AUDITION? )) [RUNS08]
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Though excited by the story, Campbell says he hasn't been bitten by the treasure bug himself, though he felt a twinge while visiting with a local expert.

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(( LUKE CAMPBELL/DIRECTOR; HE WAS SHOWING ME THE PLACE WHERE HE THINK'S ITS BURIED AND YOU CAN'T HELP BUT FEEL A LITTLE BIT LIKE, WELL, WHY DON'T WE START DIGGING IT, MAYBE WE'LL FIND IT. )) [RUNS09]
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[standup] [02:14:55] They are searching for one thing, they haven't been able to find an iron strong box, similar to the one Beale locked his codes away in... if you have one, you still have a chance to play a part in this production. In Bedford, Eric Earnhart, News 7.))

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Turning your attention now to weather--
Partly cloudy today and slightly cooler, with temperature in the low to mid 90s for highs.
Tonight looks mostly clear with light winds and lows in the upper 60s.
The five day forecast is calling for lots of sunshine through Friday...with isolated storms possible on Sunday.
Highs in the 80s and 90s...lows in the 60s.
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