A television station in Seattle, Washington, is reporting the man believed to be responsible for Friday's bus horror was well known at one of the city's homeless shelters.
The station says it was 43-year-old Silas Cool who shot the driver of a city bus causing it to fly off a bridge, then fatally shot himself.
The driver, another passenger and Cool died in the accident.
His father told the station, Cool suffered from depression due to a bad back.
Officials at the shelter say Cool was well-behaved and didn't seem aggressive.
Police have not confirmed the station's report.
Wisconsin officials will perform an autopsy today on a 15-year-old girl who weighed just 15 pounds when she died.
The teen had cerebral palsy and was dead on arrival at a hospital Wednesday night.
Her mother is charged with child neglect and is out on 10-thousand dollars bond.
The woman's public defender claims the family is extremely poor and insists the woman isn't callous.
Officials say not only was the girl emaciated, she was covered with sores.
They hope today's autopsy will shed more light
on her death.
A Scottsburg man was killed in a single vehicle accident in Halifax County around 11 Saturday night.
State Police say 43-year old Cecil Ray Butler lost control of his 1970 Chevy pickup truck on Rt 3-44.
He was thrown from the vehicle when it ran off the right side of the road and hit several trees.
Butler died at the scene.
The cause of the accident is under investigation. [11Halifax-Fatal]
Another accident in Halifax County ended the holiday weekend on a tragic note for a mother and daughter.
Both were killed when their vehicle ran a stop sign at the intersection of Routes 40 and 501.
46-year old Margie Malloy and her mother 65-year old Martha Malloy struck a car and both were thrown from the vehicle.
They were then struck by A THIRD vehicle.
Both died at the scene.
Interstate 81 was no place to be yesterday. Traffic was backed for miles at times--
--due in part to holiday travelers making their way back home AND to people returning from the UVA-Tech football game.
There were a few accidents on the highway yesterday afternoon, but police say they have no reports of any serious injuries.
At one point, traffic was backed-up for as much as three miles.
The city of Martinsville always has its annual Christmas Parade the weekend after Thanksgiving.
But as David Johnson reports, officials had to juggle that schedule this year to keep the tradition alive.
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((Jeanne Lawson began preparing for the annual Martinsville Christmas parade one year ago.
But, she says last-minute scheduling conflicts threatened this year's big event.
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((WE HAVE TO BOOK PROFESSIONAL FLOATS FOR THIS PARADE PRIOR TO THIS EVENT. IF WE HAD CHANGED THE DATE, WE WOULD NOT HAVE HAD THE PROFESSIONAL FLOATS THAT EVERYONE IS USED TO HAVING AT OUR EVENT.))
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A regional championship football game between perrenial powerhouses Salem and Martinsville could have threatened to stop the show.
But the 2 o'clock parade was moved back to 10AM.
Otherwise there would have been serious problems.
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((WE HAVE TO HAVE POLICE ENFORCEMENT THROUGHOUT THE PARADE TO GUARD OUR STREETS, TO MAN DIFFERENT STAGING AREAS, TO KEEP PEOPLE FROM DRIVING IN THE ROADS. IF WE'D HAVE HAD THE PARADE AT TWO O'CLOCK, WE WOULD NOT HAVE HAD THAT SUPPORT. WE WOULD NOT HAVE HAD COMMUNITY SUPPORT.))
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((DAVID JOHNSONN/REPORTING; THE MARTINSVILLE-HENRY COUNTY CHRISTMAS PARADE HAS BEEN A TRADITION FOR MORE THAN FOUR DECADES. IN ALL OF THOSE YEARS, THE EVENT HAS NEVER HAD TO SHARE TIME WITH A FOOTBALL GAME. THAT IS UNTIL THIS YEAR. BUT THE COMMUNITY DOESN'T SEEM TO MIND.))
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((MARK CRABTREE/MARTINSVILLE MAYOR; TO MY KNOWLEDGE, EVERYONE'S JUST EXCITED ABOUT THE GAME. WE'VE GOT PEOPLE HERE FOR THE HOLIDAYS TO SEE IT. AND OF COURSE, WE'RE PREPARED FOR BIG GAMES ALL THE TIME. SO WE'RE EXCITED AND READY TO GO AND READY TO WIN.))
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Crabtree said the combination of the two events made for one of the more memorable days in the history of Martinsville.
David Johnson, News 7, Henry County.))
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A new approach to treating baldness is proving effective.
Researchers at the University of Chicago have discovered a way to grow new hair follicles.
The technique works on mice, but there are still some major kinks to work out before it's used on humans.
Medical Reporter Doctor Michael Breen reports.
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One of Roanoke's largest attractions has a big birthday just around the corner. Next year the Mill Mountain star turns 50. In this week's Virginia Newsreel we will look at the birth of a star.
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(( The star seems to be a central theme in Roanoke. Years ago stars were used to decorate Downtown during Christmas. Edward C. Moomaw was the director of the Roanoke merchants association,as well as a member of the Christmas decorations commitee.
Under Moomaws leadership, Many ideas began to circulate including stringing lights on Mill Mountain, but ultimatly the idea of a permanent structure made sense. It was out of that idea the Mill Mountain star was born.
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In 1989, News 7's Joe McKean explained the design of the star on it's 40-th anniversary.
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The estimated cost of the project was 25-thousand dollars. Letters were sent to businesses asking for donations.
The star opened in November 1949 and became one of Roanoke's most popular attractions. So popular in fact that a song was written by Freddie Lee Corstaphney. It was called "Magic City Star".
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Ted Moomaw said that if the star has helped bring tourists and attention to Roanoke it has served it's purpose.
That is Virginia Newsreel, I'm Andrew Freiden.))[Clinton]
We now know more about President Clinton's response to The House Judiciary Committee's legal questions.
Mark Knoller explains.
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Within two hours of returning to White House from Camp David , and hours
after they were made public, the President signed his answers to the
House Judiciary Committee- and swore they were the truth.
Initial response has been predictable. Democrats say the president
answered in good faith - while Republicans accuse the President of being
The president's attorneys called the 81 questions a "ham-handed" attempt
to trap mr. clinton in telling a lie. So they crafted his responses to
For example, the President made an aggressive effort not to contradict
the testimony he gave in either the Paula Jones deposition or his grand
Twenty-four times his answers used phrases like: ''As I told the grand
jury'' and ''As I previously stated.''
And despite his reputation for having a terrific memory, 17 times the
President said he could not remember things that others have testified
In question 8, he was asked to ''admit or deny'' that he telephoned
Monica Lewinsky and offered to assist her in finding a job in New York.
His answer boiled down to ''...I do not recall...''
But the Kenneth Starr report to Congress says Lewinsky told prosecutors
she spent an-hour-and-a-half on the phone with the president on the day
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Next week the house judiciary committee explores the crime of perjury.
The president has been invited to testify the following week - though a
member of his legal defense team tells CBS News that's not going to
happen. mk, cbsn, who
Independent counsel Ken Starr was questioned by the House Judiciary Committee last week about his investigation into the Monica Lewinsky matter.
Now the question is whether President Clinton will mount a televised impeachment defense before the committee.
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A Southside Virginia representative thinks Clinton should make an appearance.
Congressman Virgil Goode has questions about what the President said under oath.
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((VIRGIL GOOD: I'M STILL CONCERNED ABOUT STATEMENTS THAT HE MADE TO HIS LAWYER. I KNOW HIS LAWYER ASKED HIM IF MONICA LEWINSKY'S AFFIDAVIT WAS TRUE AND HE SAID IT WAS ABSOLUTELY TRUE. THEN THE LAWYER CAME BACK AND ASKED THE JUDGE, WHO SAID NO, THIS AFFIDAVIT IS FALSE AND MISLEADING. SO THAT CAUSES ME CONCERN ABOUT OUR JUSTICE SYSTEM.))
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Goode says the length of the hearings will be determined by how long it takes to question all of the witnesses.
That takes place beginning tommorow.
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((I WOULD LIKE TO SEE THEM GIVE EVERYBODY AN OPPORTUNITY TO BE HEARD AND PRESENT LEGAL ARGUMENTS AND BRIEFS. THEN DECIDE AS EXPEDITIOUSLY AS POSSIBLE WITHIN THE CAVIOT OF GIVING EVERYBODY A CHANCE TO BE HEARD AND SAY WHAT THEY NEED TO SAY.))
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The committee hopes to hear the evidence and make a recommendation by the end of the year.
Police say he's killed before and they believe he may be desperate enough to kill again.
The hunt has intensified for a death row inmate who escaped from a Texas prison Friday.
Nearly 500 guards and police officers are scouring a heavily wood the area near the Huntsville prison for Martin (guh-ROO'-lee) Gurule.
Gurule was sentenced to death for killing two people in a Corpus Christi restaurant robbery in 1992.
No date has been set for his execution.
According to published reports, Floyd County plans to reclaim an old prison which was, at one time, going to be turned into a boot camp.
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Rebound Programs bought the facility in June of last year to transform it into a facility for boys.
But, community opposition convinced the company to drop its plans.
Floyd County officials are reportedly paying 85-thousand dollars for the site and plan to prohibit construction of correctional facilities there in the future.
The Nazi's war machine often depended in some part on
the work of slave labor, the Poles, Jews, Russians and others were forced to work -- and sometimes die -- in German factories.
Almost 60 years later, survivors of the experience are suing some of Germany's biggest companies for compensation.
Lesley Stahl reports.
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You can see that story and more tonight at seven here on W-D-B-J.
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Working at a job you enjoy...
It's what Lance Hudnall of Hillsville does nearly everyday.
Hudnall and his wife design and create some of the most beautiful stained glass you'll ever see.
Teresa Hamilton introduces us to the couple in the latest installment of our special series "Virginia Profiles".
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Lance Hudnall and his wife, Janice, share a unique talent...
Together they transform ordinary glass into beautiful stained glass creations.
Their artwork is truly a team effort.
Janice designs each unique piece, while Lance carries out her artistic visions.
For Lance-- working at home has several clear cut advantages.
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((LANCE HUDNALL/ARTIST:YOU KNOW WHAT YOU WANT TO DO, WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO AND YOU'RE MAKING PRETTY THINGS, THINGS THAT PEOPLE APPRECIATE. ))
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The couple also repair stained glass-- such as this piece they're restoring for a local restaurant.
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((WE'RE GONNA JUST DO THE BEST WE CAN TO KEEP AS MUCH OF THE OLD GLASS AS POSSIBLE AND STILL MAKE IT FUNCTIONAL AND BEAUTIFUL. ))
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The Hudnall's primarily work out of their basement--
But, on occasion, have to a get a little creative when working on larger pieces.
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((WHEN WE BUILT THE JESUS PICTURE WE BUILT IT ON THE DINNING ROOM TABLE AND SO WE HAD JESUS LAYING ON THE DINNING ROOM TABLE FOR ABOUT TWO MONTHS, JUST BECAUSE HE WAS SO BIG. ))
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All kidding aside...
This particular stained glass holds a special place in Janice's heart since it hangs in a church and so is seen by so many.
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((JANICE HUDNALL/ARTIST:IT'S VERY UPLIFTING IT MAKES EVERYTHING WORTHWHILE, ALL THE LITTLE CUTS AND BURNS AND LONG HOURS, IT SORT OF COMES TOGETHER. ))
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The Hudnall's artwork is for sale in the Hillsville Shoneys and they also take part in numerous art shows throughout the year.
Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Hillsville.
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For more information about the Hudnall's business--turn to their WEB page.
You can find a link to it by clicking on webwatch on the WDBJ website, at wdbj7-dot com.[Sports-Extra]
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Now that the Cavs and Hokies have battled it out on the football field, it's time for the in-state rivals to duke it out on the court.
U-V-A travels to Blacksburg tomorrow night as the Lady Hokies look to extend their win streak and help the needy as well.
What ever the outcome, the Montgomery County Christmas Store is going to benefit from the Tech-UVA women's basketball game.
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(( The Lady Hokies are off to one of the best starts in school history.
The four and oh mark ties the 1981-82 accomplishment.
Tech's undefeated season goes on the line when UVA comes to the Cassell.
The game is a good measuring stick for an up and coming Tech team.
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((BONNIE HENRICKSON/VA TECH HEAD COACH: WHEN WE GO OUT OF THE AREA RECRUITING IT SURPRISES PEOPLE WE'VE BEEN TO THE NCAA TOURNAMENT THREE OF THE LAST FIVE YEARS. THOUGH WE'RE IN THE INFANCY AS FAR AS THE SUCCESS THAT ODU AND UVA HAVE HAD OVER THE LONG HAUL, I THINK YOU CAN LOOK AT THE LAST FIVE YEARS AND SAY WE ARE EXCITING. WE ARE GROWING RAPIDLY.))
Tech's wins come over a Liberty team that only lost one game last season; a nationally ranked Duke team; and in-state rivals Radford and JMU.
A return trip the the N-C-Double-A tournament is expected by the players and fans alike.
But the long range goal is to build a program with the tradition of U-V-A and O-D-U.
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((AMY WETZEL/TECH GUARD: BEING RANKED IN THE STREET AND SMITH TOP 25 IS DEFINITELY A STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION. IT'S GOING TO TAKE A COUPLE OF YEARS TO BUILD OUR PROGRAM AND GET THE ATHLETES IT NEEDS TO GET TO THE TOP 10 PROGRAMS WITH THE WORK ETHIC OF THIS TEAM IT'S DEFINITELY HEADED IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION.))
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((LISA WITHERSPOON/TECH GUARD: WHERE WE ARE NOW COMPARED TO LAST YEAR IS LIKE NIGHT AND DAY. IT'S INCREDIBLE HOW MUCH SUCCESS YOU SEE AND THE FACT WE WERE SUCCESSFUL LAST YEAR AT WHERE WE WERE COMPARED TO WHAT WE CAN BE AT THE END OF THIS YEAR--IT';S SCARY TO THINK OF WHAT WE CAN DO.))
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They'll have to show what they can do tomorrow night when nationally UVA comes to town.
Admission to the seven o'clock game is free with a donation of a new toy for the Montgomery County Christmas Store.
Don't forget to check in with the of the News-7 Mornin gang all this week.
Here's a look ahead.
[IN Q=I'm Steve Pardon]
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