Salem Police say the shots that killed three-year old Kyrie Allen Carter
yesterday came from his FATHER's gun not theirs.
A LIVE update from the police station is next on NEWS 7 at SIX.
Church vandals in Floyd avoid jail in exchange for an apology.
Tonight in sports, the Madness has begun. Carolina wins in a walk, West Virginia tops Temple by 30, three area teams tune up for the state high school final four.
And the Richmond Spiders do it again, as East region's 14th seeded team knocks off South Carolina to advance to the second round.
Record cold will continue tonight for the region. The hard freeze numbers just ahead.
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Salem police say the bullet that killed a three year old boy yesterday came from his father's gun.
They believe Kelvin Vaughn shot the child while exchanging shots with police.
Tina Tenret is in Salem with the latest.
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((Rollcue: they did not kill his child. ))
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Any idea what Vaughn's condition is tonight?
A man was shot in the back- -more than once- -on Orange Avenue in Roanoke this afternoon.
As many as half a dozen shots were fired.
((BASICALLY, KEITH, THERE WAS A NUMBER OF PEOPLE OUT HERE BETWEEN THE HOUSES. WE DON'T KNOW IF THERE WAS AN EXCHANGE OF GUNFIRE OR IF IT WAS ONE-SIDED. AND THE POLICE WERE CALLED IN REFERENCE TO THE SHOTS AND A REPORT OF "A MAN DOWN." WE HAVEN'T BEEN ABLE TO INTERVIEW HIM YET. HE'S IN NO CONDITION TO TALK. ))
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The victim was taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital, but officials there aren't releasing his condition.
Detective Tolrud says the man had been shot with a semi-automatic pistol.
As police were examining the scene, another man showed up at R-M-H with a gunshot wound to the hip.
Omari Shindano Brown LIVES at 1326 Orange Avenue and says he was merely returning fire from a man who pulled up out front of the house and started shooting.
Brown says he's seen him before but doesn't know his name.
We have an update on a story we first told you about last year.
The two Floyd County High School students who were charged with felonies for vandalizing a church and homes in a black neighborhood will not go to jail.
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Last November, Mount Zion Christian Church and several homes near New Town Road were splattered with orange paint.
Two students -- 18-year-old David Scarberry and 16-year-old Kevin Moles -- were charged with felony vandalism.
Each faced up to five years in jail.
But the victims decided to drop charges after the students apologized.
Each student will perform 100-hours of community service.
On day 58 of a 60- day General Assembly session, tempers can flare.
But rarely have so many offended so many as did today in the hallowed halls of the Capitol
Ellen Qualls reports.
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[SUPER=01-Sen. Marty Williams/(R) Newport News; :00]
[SUPER=01-Del. Paul Harris/(R) Charlottesville; :16]
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((SEN. MARTY WILLIAMS/R-NEWPORT NEWS: WHETHER I SHOULD HAVE OR NOT I'VE TAKEN OFFENSE TO SOME OF THE THINGS THAT HAVE BEEN SAID HERE TODAY.))
That was the Senate.
But down the hall, the Legislative Black Caucus in the House honored an African American World War Two hero in the center aisle-- without inviting the legislature's first black Republican this century.
((DEL. PAUL HARRIS/R-ALBEMARLE CO.: SO I WANT TO CAUTION THE MEMBERS OF THE BLACK CAUCUS. DON'T THINK THAT I WILL BE TOYED WITH OR PLAYED WITH OR AFFRONTED IN ANY WAY.))
((DEL. JERRAULD JONES/D-NORFOLK: LET'S NOT OVERSTATE THAT. LET'S NOT CAUSE BAD FEELING BETWEEN US.))
The bad feelings were just beginning.
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((DEL. VINCE CALLAHAN: WHILE SHE WAS NO MONICA LEWINSKY. SHE HAD THE POTENTIAL.))
Martinsville's Ward Armstrong walked off with a joke award for offending a female colleague last week.
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((DEL. WARD ARMSTRONG/D-MARTINSVILLE: THE GENTLELADY FROM FAIRFAX MS. DEVOLITES -- IN FACT SHE'S COMING OVER TO MY PLACE LATER. WE'RE GONNA GO OVER THE PLAYBOOK. BUT I WANNA-- ))
But Delegate Callahan's annual speech recognizing Armstrong's offense -- and making several sexual references of its own -- drew fire too.
((DEL. VIVIAN WATTS/D-ANNANDALE: WHEN IT WAS REFERENCED THAT A COLLEAGUE WANTED TO JUMP START ME.))
((WATTS: REFERENCES TO SHEEP AND FENCES AND OTHER SUCH THINGS THAT WERE SAID THIS MORNING. PLEASE THIS IS OUR WORKPLACE.))
The offenders and the offended were unapologetic.
Delegate Callahan said afterwards (quote) "Some people take themselves too damn seriously"
The session ends Saturday.
Ellen Qualls, news 7, Richmond.
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Still to come on news 7 at six, child pornography is turning up in some unlikely places on the internet.
It's being found on newsgroups associated with Virginia Tech and local internet providers.
When we return, we'll tell you why some groups are relunctant to remove the illegal material.
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There's a new battle brewing over the internet.
This one involves child pornography, in places that might surprise you.
Eric Earnhart reports.
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(( The names speak for themselves, and under each heading, as promised, pornographic pictures of children.
They are a small part of the Usenet Newsgroups, a public bulletin board system accessible through, but not officially part of the internet, though many internet service providers or "ISPs" offer Usenet to their subscribers.
To do that, most have to download all the Usenet material onto one of their own computers or "servers", child-porn included...
And that, says Bruce Taylor, former prosecutor and head of the National Law Center for Children and Families, is against the law.
((BRUCE TAYLOR/NLCCF; BECAUSE THEY KNOWINGLY ARE PROVIDING A PLACE ON THEIR SERVERS FOR THE POSSESSION AND DISTRIBUTION OF FELONIOUS CHILD PORNOGRAPHY,))
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Taylor and other citizens groups are involved in a campaign to get ISPs to block child porn, and they've had some success...
Last year, a group called Oklahomans for Children and Families, informed Erols, a large ISP based in Springfield, they were storing illegal newsgroups on their servers, they also informed Fairfax County police...
The result, Erols dropped about 17 groups, Spokesman Mike Berkley says
"We determined there were a certain amount of groups that were dedicated to child pornography... we want to be known at a safe internet company for children."
Erols was concerned that if they eliminated the child pornography groups, the pictures might start showing up in unrelated groups, like gardening, so far though, that doesn't appear to be happening.
Encouraged by success, OCAF and another citizens group have launched a nationwide campaign to convince all providers to drop child porn groups.
But some large and small ISP's continue to carry them, as do some major universities... including Virginia Tech...
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((LARRY HINCKER/VA TECH SPOKESMAN; WE DON'T SEE OUR SELVES IN A POSITION OF MONITORING INTERNET CONTENT, ANY MORE THAN WE SEE BELL ATLANTIC IN THE POSITION OF MONITORING TELEPHONE TRAFFIC. ))
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But Tech officials are concerned that their computers are actively storing and distributing child porn... are they breaking the law?
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((EARVING BLYTHE/INFORMATION SERVICES V.P.; THE QUESTION YOU'VE ASKED IS EXACTLY THE SAME QUESTION THAT WE'VE ASKED, WE'VE ASKED OUT LEGAL COUNSEL TO TELL US, IS THERE A VIOLATION OF THE LAW HERE IS THERE SOMETHING WE COULD DO THAT WOULD BE LEGALLY DEFENSIBLE))
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At the University of Virginia, that question has been asked, and answered, child-porn newsgroups were dropped.
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((GINA BULL/UVA NEWS ADMINISTRATOR; THE ONES THAT ARE SPECIFICALLY DEDICATED TO SOMETHING THAT SPECIFICALLY BREAKS VIRGINIA STATE LAW, WE DON'T HAVE ON THE SERVER.))
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But Bull warns, on Usenet, anyone can post anything, anywhere, and there are more than 30 thousand groups.
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((GINA BULL/UVA NEWS ADMINISTRATOR; WE CANNOT POSSIBLE SCAN EVERYTHING, EVERY SINGLE GROUP.))
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And that's a big problem for Roanoke-based RevNet...
RevNet does NOT block child porn groups, because they say that might give their subscribers a false sense of security.
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((JEFF CULVERHOUSE/REVNET; YOU DON'T WANT TO INFER THAT YOU ARE PROTECTING USERS OR CLEANING UP SOME OF THE STUFF THAT LEGALLY AS FAR AS MEDIA GOES SHOULD NOT BE OUT THERE, WHEN YOU CAN'T DO IT COMPLETELY AND TO DO SO WOULD BE WRONG ))
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But opponents like Taylor, say that doesn't solve the issue of child pornography on computers at Revnet, and other ISPs
((BRUCE TAYLOR/NLCCF; THEY'RE CRIMINALLY LIABLE FOR THAT, AND I THINK IT'S JUST A MATTER OF TIME BEFORE THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE STARTS SENDING SUBPOENAS OUT.))
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Congressmen Bob Goodlatte, clearly disturbed when we showed him the list of illegal groups, agrees.
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((REP. BOB GOODLATTE/(R)SIXTH DISTRICT; WE HAVE LAWS RIGHT NOW THAT ARE AVAILABLE TO PROSECUTORS AND OTHER LAW ENFORCEMENT PEOPLE TO CRACK DOWN ON THESE THINGS, AND THEY SHOULD, I STRONGLY URGE THEM TO.))
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Pornography opponents though say their battle will not be won at the nation's capital, but city by city and case by case, in washington, eric earnhart, news 7.))
A mixed day on Wall Street today.
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A flurry of late selling pushed the DOW lower.
It lost 16 points to close at 86-hundred-60.
NASDAQ fared a little better. It gained over seven points.
The woman who stepped out of the rat line at V-M-I Tuesday night was Jennifer Jolin from Highland County.
She showed up last Fall with the kind of "can do" attitude so much in demand at V-M-I.
Her decision to drop out just before "breakout" apparently had less to do with the rigors of physical training than a growing number of demerits against her record.
Jolin figures she might have been suspended, if she hadn't quit when she did.
She says she may try to return to V-M-I next year.
Late today, the Institute announced it will NOT suspend the two freshmen cadets involved in an intimate relationship and convicted of "conduct unbecoming a cadet."
It's unclear exactly what penalties WILL be imposed.
About an hour ago, someone saw a man floating on the Roanoke River.
[Super=03-Salem] The Salem Rescue Squad responded and found a man floating on the river, seemingly lifeless.
The squad pulled him from the water.
His identity and condition are unknown although when he was pulled from the river he was not moving.
The man appeared to be a white male in his lat4e 50's.
The invesitgation is continuing.
Coming up tonight in sports, highlights from the first round of play in the NCAA tournament as Carolina, Richmond and West Virginia are among those who have advanced.
Plus, we'll check in with the three area high school teams that are still in hunt of state basketball championships this week down in Norfolk.
The NCAA tournament opened yesterday across the country and while it was an incredibly maddening day for some teams, it has been business as usual for others.
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North Carolina had an easy day at the office, at least the second part of it was.
Navy played the Heels tough in the first half of their East regional opener staying within eight or fewer points most of the way.
But after intermission Carolina kicked up its Heels and pulled away to post an 88-to-52 victory.
The Tarheels outrebounded Navy by 24 boards.
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In the west regionals out in Boise, Idaho the West Virginia Mountaineers blitzed the Temple Owls 82-to-52.
The Mountaineers dominated the game in every aspect as they led by 18 in the first half and at one point found themselves on top by 33.
WVU never trailed as it moves on to the second round.
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Things were much lighter in Washington, DC at the MCI center yesterday as Eddie Fogler's South Carolina Gamecocks tried to slow down the Richmond Spiders.
Richmond led the game at the half, and stayed in control most of the final 20 minutes.
But UR would have to dodge this last second shot to pull off the upset this afternoon.
The Gamecocks lose in the first round for the second straight year falling to 14th seeded Richmond 62-to-61.
Other winners yesterday include the Spiders next opponent Washington which topped Xavier, UNC Charlotte which got by Illinois-Chicago, Maryland which hammered Utah State, and Cincinnati a winner over Northern Arizona.
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Tonight the first round action continues at 7:40 with Princeton battling UNLV, and the night game will feature the UConn Huskies taking on Fairleigh-Dickinson.
You will also get bonus coverage of the other games tonight.
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Virginia Tech's lady Hokies are returning to the N-C-A-A tournament for the first time since 1995.
Tech left Roanoke on a chartered flight headed to Gainesville and their first round game against Wisconsin.
Bonnie Hendrickson has led the lady Hokies to the show in her first year as head Coach.
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In one other note from the Lady's court - the state championship basketball teams from Glenvar and William Byrd were honored today at the General Assembly as Delegate Dick Cranwell recognized both schools for their outstanding accomplishments.
The Virginia High School League's state basketball tournament shifts to Norfolk tonight as final four playoffs begin for the Group Three A boys.
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G.W. Danville is back in the tournament. The Eagles won the championship in 1996, but came up short last season.
And the wait to get back to the final four again has been excruciating.
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The Eagles play Petersburg in the second semi-final game tonight at the Scope at 8:45.
The Group Two A semi-finals tip off Friday night at the Scope.
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Two time defending state champion, Liberty Minutemen, open play in the semi-finals tonight against Western Albemarle.
The Minutemen have won 101 games and lost just 7 over the past three seasons
but they will face a very athletic team in the Western.
The Warriors won the Region II title, and will be a formidable opponent for Liberty.
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Before the Liberty-Western game, Magna Vista will attempt to earn a spot in Saturday's championship game as well.
The Warriors must first get by perennial Group Two-A power Robert E. Lee.
The Leemen not only have the winningest active coach in the state in Paul Hatcher, but they also have one of the biggest front lines in the tournament's final four led by six-nine Jason Rogers.
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