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Today on News 7 at 5, a 15 year old girl accused of murdering her grandfather will not be released from custody,
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and flood waters continue to cause destruction in the city of Las Vegas.
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Changes for the weekend include cooler temperatures, clouds and maybe some showers. Details ahead.

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On Health Check, Doctors can't explain it, but a Los Angeles woman comes out of a coma to deliver twins,
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And when it comes to matters of the heart -- a local hospital takes top honors.
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The Carroll County honors student accused of killing the grandfather who'd been raising her will NOT be released from juvenile detention.
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Good evening.
Despite a strong academic record, it was revealed that 15- year old Robin Martin was on probation when she was arrested, earlier this week.
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Martin has a prior record for verbal assault on her grandmother and unauthorized use of a vehicle.
Her probation officer testified that Martin is a good student but suffers from depression and is a suicide risk.
Her mother, Sara, was at today's hearing and stands behind her daughter despite the fact it was HER father that was killed.
She says Robin told her that she fired the gun because her grandfather had been beating her and calling her names.


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Commonwealth's attorney Greg Goad says investigators have found NO evidence of abuse adding that John Joseph Mesics was asleep when he was shot.
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The Roanoke Police Department is undergoing rapid change.
The chief has switched more than 50 officers around and disbanded an entire department.
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Tina Tenret has investigated these changes and reports from the department now.
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Tonya, the chief has asked us not to approach officers directly.
All our on-camera interviews were closely supervised by the chief's PR person.
But we also caught up with some officers on the phone.
These are the chief's first major changes and officers say the public will see the effects.
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(( You'll see more of these guys in Roanoke neighborhoods.
Police Chief Joe Gaskins has trained EVERY officer to talk to more residents and help solve their problems.
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((JOE GASKINS/ROANOKE POLICE CHIEF: BASICALLY WE PUT MORE OFFICERS BACK ON THE STREET. THIS FACILITATES OUR COMMUNITY POLICING.))
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Sergeants who worked desk jobs for decades are back walking the beat.
More than 20 sergeants and all 13 lieutenants are now on different shifts.
That's sparked some resentment.
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((LT. T.S. JONES: SOME OF THOSE GUYS WILL PROBABLY MISS THE EIGHT TO FIVE HOURS AND THE WEEKENDS OFF. THEN THERE'S ALSO THE EFFECT ON YOUR FAMILY. THESE GUYS HAVE FAMILIES, THEY HAVE CHILDREN, THEY HAVE LIVES BEYOND THE POLICE DEPARTMENT.))
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The traffic bureau is gone.
Those 22 people now handle a variety of crime instead of just tickets, accidents and radar.
Officers say it will take longer to work accidents now, and they're writing fewer tickets.
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((OFCR. F.L. PLEDGE: DURING THE TRAFFIC DAYS WE DID HAVE MORE TIME TO RUN RADAR AND CONCENTRATE STRICTLY ON RADAR TICKETS.))
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A dozen men were promoted.
Lt. Jerry Dean took a lateral move to the evening platoon.
He ran the youth bureau for 15 years.
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The chief says no one has come to him with complaints or dropped them in the new suggestion boxes.
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On News7 at Six, hear how the chief will fill some officers' jobs with CIVILIANS.

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Las Vegas residents are keeping their eyes on the sky hoping mother nature will spare them more rain. The Valley City looks more like a swamp than a desert after yesterday's downpour. Manuel Gallegus has the latest on the flooding.
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FEW PEOPLE GAMBLED ON THURSDAY'S SUMMER STORM CREATING THE DAMAGE IT DID. THE RUSH OF RISING WATER TOOK ALMOST EVERYONE BY SURPRISE.
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THREE INCHES OF RAIN IN A FEW HOURS... ALMOST AS MUCH AS THIS DESERT AREA GETS NORMALLY IN ONE YEAR. AS A RESULT THE CITY OF GLIMMER AND LIGHTS-- IS NOW DIGGING ITSELF OUT.

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OWNERS OF BUSINESSES AND HOMES ARE FACED WITH INCREDIBLE CLEAN-UPS. THE GROUND FLOORS OF MANY HOMES AND SOME SMALLER HOTELS ARE SATURATED AND UNUSABLE. FOR OTHER RESIDENTS, THERE IS NOTHING LEFT TO CLEAN UP. THEIR HOMES WERE DESTROYED.

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AS THE WATER RECEDED, THE STORM'S DESTRUCTION BECAME CLEAR... WITH BROKEN ROADWAYS, UPROOTED TREES, SAND AND GRAVEL EVERYWHERE-- THE CITY HAS A MASSIVE CLEANUP BEFORE IT.
STANDUP:)) [(toss to R)]
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An American astronaut who made his way to the moon dies in a traffic accident. We'll have that story next.
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and a Christian group from Bedford County takes its case against Disney to the internet. It says the company should reimburse vacationing parents if they're not warned about so-called "Gay Days."
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Flags are flying at half-staff at Kennedy Space Center in Florida and at Houston's Johnson Space Center -- in honor of Pete Conrad. Conrad -- the third man to walk on the moon -- died yesterday in a motorcycle wreck in California.
He was 69 years old.
Officials say Conrad was riding with friends when he apparently took a turn too wide and was thrown from his bike.
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The former astronaut was commander of the Apollo 12 mission in 1969. Recently Conrad said he wanted NASA to give him another ride into space. And he said if NASA didn't cooperate -- quote -- ``I'll have to do it myself.''
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A religious group based in our area is demanding Walt Disney World warn families before booking trips during an annual "Gay Day" gathering of homosexuals.
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The Forest based Christian Action Network says Disney should inform families they will be among large groups of gays and lesbians during the gathering organized by Florida gay-rights groups.
It also demands Disney refund vacation costs to parents unaware of "Gay Day."
To illustrate its point, the Network says it is releasing a video of what it calls a gay party inside Disney's Pleasure Island resort.
The group says the video shows people simulating sexual situations.
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Gay rights activists says the behavior at the club is the same in any gay dance club in the country.
A spokesman for the Human Rights Campaign says that homosexuals have the same rights as anyone to go to Disney.
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After reviewing the tape, a Disney spokesman says it was possible some employees acted improperly and there would be some disciplinary action.
But he added Disney is not responsible for Gay Day and the resorts are open for everyone to enjoy equally.

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"ALL of Southwest Virginia is my back yard"... that was a message echoed by members of the Sierra Club.
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This morning, the group came out AGAINST A-E-P's proposed new powerline, which would run from Wyoming County, West Virginia, to either Cloverdale or the Jacksons Ferry power station.
Among its concerns about the line--potential air pollution and harm to Virginia's tourism industry.
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((ROBERT EGBERT/SIERRA CLUB: PEOPLE COME HERE FROM PLACES LIKE NEW YORK CITY, D.C.,NORFOLK, BECAUSE THEY WANT TO GET AWAY FROM IT ALL AND A.E.P. WANTS TO BRING IT ALL HERE.))
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A-E-P said it's impossible for a power line to pollute the air because power lines don't emit anything harmful.
Ultimately, the state decides if a 765-thousand volt line is the best way to back up our area's power supply.
Public hearings on the Jacksons Ferry proposal start next week.
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A local civic group is doing its part to make sure future generations enjoy a day out on the links. Patrick Evans has more on the Civitan's Golf Outreach program.
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The Civitan Club, in conjunction with Hollyfields Golf Course and golf pro Wayne Holly, are helping bring some young people to the game of golf.
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High atop Bent Mountain, Patrick Evans has the story of some young men who might otherwise not get the chance to ever swing a golf club.
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Today in Sports, Mike Stevens will have a look at the early NASCAR qualifying. And in Health news, an area hospital is named one of the country's best,
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plus the family of a Los Angeles woman is calling her a miracle after she unexpecedtly comes out of a coma to deliver two healthy babies.
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A heavy dose of technology and a solid reputation are the qualifications that make Roanoke Memorial Hospital one of the best in America. U-S News and World Report won't officially release it's list of top hospitals until Monday -- but we've got a sneak peak.
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The guide to America's best hospitals for cardiac care ranks RMH among the elite in the nation.
The score is based on new advancements in the medical field, nursing programs and mortality rate -- and carries more than just prestige.
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((DR. PAUL FRANTZ/RMH CARDIAC SERVICES: I THINK PATIENTS, BEING CONSUMERS ARE MORE SENSITIVE AT LOOKING FOR INSTITUTIONS THAT DEMONSTRATE EXCELLENCE, THEY FEEL MORE COMFORTABLE PUTTING THEIR HEALTH CARE IN THEIR HANDS, IT ALSO ATTRACTS GOOD DOCTORS AND I THINK ONE OF THE KEY SUCCESSES IS THAT WE HAVE AN EXCELLENT CORE OF PHYSICIANS AND NURSES.))
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This is the second honor for the hospital this year -- the cardiac department was ranked among the top 100 in the country by a private medical information company in May.
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The America's Best Hospitals issue appears on newsstands Monday, July 12.

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Despite the advances of modern day medicine, sometimes things happen that doctors can't explain.
Such is the case of a Los Angeles woman who is being called a "miracle mom."
She was in a coma and not expected to recover when she recently woke up in time to give birth to twin girls.
Lance Orazco reports.
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Welcome folks to your weekend.
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Let's get the Friday ticker started in Loudon, New Hampshire - the site of this Sunday's Jiffy Lube 300 winston cup event.
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Rusty Wallace went out first grabbed the pole and then watched his time stick until Jeff Gordon hit the track.
Gordon went out 36th in time trials and stole the pole with a time of 131 point 171 miles an hour. Here's the top 25.
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Former Express head coach Frank Anzalone was introduced as the new coach and director of hockey operations of the ECHL's Pee Dee Pride today.
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Anzalone received a warm welcome at the morning news conference in Florence, South Carolina today. While he will coach the Pride this coming season, part of him will always remain in Roanoke.
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A new basketball era is starting at Glenvar High School. Rick Crotts is at the helm after Art Lawrence's retirement.
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This is the last day of Glenvar's annual basketball camp and Crotts is already looking to the upcoming season.
But the Highlanders have lost a lot of players from last season state champion squad, so Crotts says this is a rebuilding year.
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Crotts says these annual basketball camps help build enthusiam for the school's teams.
The counselor focus on teaching these seven to 12 year olds the fundamentals of the game.
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Coming up at six we'll how the drought is affecting the golf courses in Roanoke City, and check in on the Commonwealth Games' baseball competition.
Have a safe weekend everybody.

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An apple orchard and farm in Bedford County was the site of a British Television production today.
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They're recreating elements of the legend of the Beale Treasure. They're using all local actors, props they managed to scare up once they arrived in the States Sunday... and Johnson's orchard.
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((WE'RE USING IT TO SERVE TWO PURPOSES. WE'RE USING IT AS THE PLACE WHERE THEY HEAD OFF FROM AND THE PLACE THEY FIND THE GOLD AND THE PLACE WHERE THEY BURY THE GOLD IN THAT SECRET LOCATION.))
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Tim Flagg landed the lead. He plays Thomas J. Beale, the man- -as the legend has it- -who returned from the West with two tons of gold and silver and buried it somewhere in Bedford County.
Danny Johnson says he doesn't get anything in return for letting the Brits use his farm ... just a little publicity for the strain of Golden Delicious Apples he calls "Gold Nuggets."
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