[7-E-Munsey]

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An arrest has been made in the Tara Munsey murder.
Family members say they were told that 30-year-old Jeffrey Alan Thomas was arrested today and charged with capital murder in the death of the Pulaski County teenager.
They say he was taken into custody early this morning.
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Munsey's body was found in the Parrott area of Pulaski County about two weeks after she disappeared from a fast food restaurant in Fairlawn.
Authorities have been investigating Thomas as a suspect this week, executing search warrants and impounding his car.
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The Pulaski County sheriff's office has no comment, except to say that the sheriff plans to issue a news release later this morning.

[7-E-Bonsack-Walmart]


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Wal-Mart is planning to move into the Bonsack area of Roanoke County at the intersection of Route 460 and Alternate Route 2-20 -- but building plans for the store have not been finalized.
Last night a company representative and county officials listened to the concerns of area residents.
Joy Sutton has the story.
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((More than a hundred people packed inside Bonsack Baptist Church to listen and voice their concern about a Walmart Superstore coming to the Bonsack community.
From property value decreases to neighborhood traffic, noise and crime, dozens of residents voiced concerns about their soon-to-be neighbor.
But some residents say the commercial development should come as no surprise.
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((DAVID OLIVERIO/ROANOKE CO. RESIDENT: TO ME BUILDING A WALMART ONLY FIVE MILES FROM DOWNTOWN ROANOKE ON A PROPERTY THAT'S BEEN ZONED THAT WAY FOR 20 YEARS. IT'S NO SHOCK TO ME IN FACT I'VE BEEN WAITING FOR THE DEVELOPMENT TO HAPPEN SINCE I MOVED HERE 9 YEARS AGO))
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Wal-Mart says there's no question the Superstore WILL be built... so county officials say the focus now should be on ways to make it an easy adjustment for the community.
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((ELMER HODGE/ROANOKE CO. ADM.: I THINK BE INVOLVING THE CITIZENS THAT WE CAN A MAKE A LOT OF DIFFERENCE, THE DEVELOPER HAS SHOWN A LOT OF WILLINGNESS TO WORK WITH US AND I'M PLEASED WITH THAT))
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A Wal-mart Representative says residents' concerns will NOT go unnoticed.
County officials also plan to set-up a resident group -- to work with the county, the developer, and Walmart to make sure the community continues to be heard.
Joy Sutton, News 7, Roanoke Co.))
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Wal-Mart says the earliest it would move in is spring of 2001.

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Here's a look at your Friday forecast.
This morning's freezing rain changes to just rain.
High temperatures in the low 30s.
Tonight rain likely, with temperatures rising to the upper 30s.
The extended forecast...
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[45-E-Munsey]


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Family members of Tara Munsey tell News 7 an arrest has been made in her murder.
They say they were told that 30-year-old Jeffrey Alan Thomas was arrested early this morning and charged with capital murder in the death of the Pulaski County teenager.
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Munsey's body was found in the Parrott area of Pulaski County about two weeks after she disappeared from a fast food restaurant in Fairlawn.
Authorities have been investigating Thomas as a suspect this week, executing search warrants and impounding his car.
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The Pulaski County sheriff's Department has no comment but has scheduled a press conference for later this morning.

[45-Vinton-Police]


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A judge says the public will be able to take a look at the grand jury report on the Vinton Police Department today.
Judge Diane Strickland ordered that copies be available this morning at the County courthouse -though she said the document will be modified to exclude anyone named in the report who was not a subject of the investigation.
Former Police Chief Ricky Foutz, and his Lieutenant, Bill Brown, resigned as a result of the investigation.

[45-S-First-Union]


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The parking lot of of a First Union Bank is Roanoke County was the site of a suicide yesterday.
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Police say a man shot himself while in his vehicle at the Plantation Road Customer Service Center. They are not releasing his name until they notify his family. Police say the man used a small caliber handgun and was still alive when they found him.
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[45-S-Gilmore-Transportation]


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The General Assembly has killed Governor Gilmore's two-and-a-half BILLION dollar transportation plan.
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Instead both the Senate and the House of Delegates passed their own versions yesterday.
The Governor's plan would have used 30-percent of the tobacco settlement funds, over six years.
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((DEL. VINCE CALLAHAN/R-FAIRFAX: PEOPLE HAVE TAKEN CRACKS AT IT. TRIED TO SHOOT HOLES IN IT. TRIED TO AMEND IT. TRIED TO SAY THAT IT WILL NOT SOLVE OUR PROBLEMS. THIS IS THE FIRST TIME IN YEARS THAT A GOVERNOR OF THIS COMMONWEALTH HAS COME OUT WITH A LONG TERM TRANSPORTATION SALVATION PLAN. AND ALL OF YOU SHOULD HAVE JUMPED BEHIND IT!))
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Supporters of the plan by northern Virginia Republican Jack Rollison say Gilmore's plan was NOT specific enough -- and has NO secure long term funding stream.
The vote between the plans was close enough that part of the Governor's plan could be revived.
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[45-Natural-History]


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Some good news for the Virginia Museum of Natural History in Martinsville.
The General assembly as approved 13-point-two million dollars for a new building.
The House gave a final okay yesterday.
Now supporters are waiting to see what' is in each chamber's budget on Sunday.

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Taking a break from the news to check the forecast...
Morning freezing rain will give way to all rain by afternoon.
Today's temperatures will be in the lower 30s...eventually rising into the upper 30s tonight.
Rain will lingering overnight...then the forecast dries out for the weekend.
The extended forecast is warmer...with highs in the 40s and 50s.


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[8-Munsey]


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Sources confirm that a suspect was arrested early this morning in the Tara Munsey murder case.
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Marya Jones at the Pulaski County sheriffs office with the latest on who the suspect is.
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[8-Volunteer-Shortage]


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Roanoke's Meals on Wheels program needs volunteers.
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The program depends on volunteers to deliver meals to home-bound senior five days a week.
And the shortage of volunteers could soon affect how many seniors will be able to take advantage of the service.
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((MICHELE DALEY: WE'RE AT A POINT WHERE OUT SITE SUPERVISORS HAVE TO DELIVER. WE DO WHAT WE CAN. IF IT GETS MUCH BIGGER THAN IT IS RIGHT NOW THEN WE'LL HAVE TO PUT PEOPLE ON A WAITING LIST))
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But that could have serious consequences because many seniors rely on this meal.
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((SOME OF THE PEOPLE ARE HIGH RISK AS FAR AS THEIR NUTRITION GOES. IT WOULD BE A PROBLEM))
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The League of Older Americans hopes more volunteers come aboard soon -- so that no one in need goes without a meal.
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[8-E-Cutathon]


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Children suffering from cancer are getting new looks from some Roanokers.
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((LOOK AT THAT))
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Clients of Second Glance Salon donated a minimum of ten inches of hair for charity.
13-year old Phoebe Kleiner has had waist length waves for years, but she sacrificed them yesterday for Locks of Love.
The hair goes to make wigs for children with cancer ages 5 to 18 who lost their hair from chemotherapy.
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[8Weather]


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A Winter Storm Warning is in effect through this morning, with freezing rain in the area.
It will change over to all rain by afternoon, with temperatures in the lower 30s.
Rain is likely overnight, with rising temperatures in the upper 30s.
The extended forecast dries out and warms up for the weekend....highs in the 40s and 50s.

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