[7-Missing-Girl]

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Searchers in Nelson County spent another night looking for Jackie Holden.
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She's the eight year old girl who wandered away from her home near Ball Mountain in the eastern part of the county.
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Authorities and volunteers have been looking for her since Sunday-- she was last seen around nine that morning.
Authorities believe she wandered off alone and that four of the family's dogs may be with her.
Some 120 volunteers and rescue crew members have been helping in the search.
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A news conference is underway now.
We'll have more details at 7:55 and 8:25.

[7-Carroll-Search]


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A search in Carroll County ends happily after two missing hikers were found.
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Authorities say three men went on a hike yesterday near Sugar Loaf Lookout off of the Blue Ridge Parkway, near Fancy Gap.
Two of the hikers got lost but were found last night.
Rescuers report they are in good condition.
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[7-E-Thomas]


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An arraignment for Jeffrey Thomas is scheduled for today in Pulaski for the murder of Tara Munsey.
Marya Jones spoke with Thomas' family as they are trying to deal with his arrest.
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[SUPER=01-Lisa Davis/Thomas' Sister;]
[SUPER=01-Gary Davis/Thomas' Brother-In-Law;]
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(( Lisa Davis was heartbroken when she heard that Tara Munsey -- a friend of the family -- was missing.
And she was crushed, weeks later, when her brother Jeff Thomas, was arrested in the murder.
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((LISA DAVIS: MY HEART BREAKS FOR THE MUNSEY FAMILY AND I CAN'T IMAGINE WHAT THEY MAY FEEL, BUT I DO LOVE MY BROTHER AND IN THE END I PRAY THAT THIS IS NOT THE TRUTH.)) [runs:13]
Davis and her husband, Gary, acknowledge Thomas' past brushes with the law... including a 1993 conviction for beating a man with a baseball bat.
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((A LOT OF IT WAS HE DRANK AND WHEN HE DRANK, IT SEEMED TO... THAT'S WHEN HE GOT IN TROUBLE. )) [runs:09]
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((GARY DAVIS: I TRIED HELPING HIM. BUT HE WAS DOING GOOD, JEFF WAS DOING GOOD.)) [runs:03]
They describe the man in the mugshot as an adopted foster child... a brother who talked to them on the phone every day... and the doting dad of a 5-year-old girl.
And that's what makes the crime he's charged with so hard to understand. Thomas was arrested last Thursday for the capital murder of Tara Munsey, whose body was found shot in a ditch. Authorities charge that the killing happened during an attempted sexual assault.
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((I KNOW THAT IF HE'S THE PERSON, THEN JUSTICE WILL HAVE TO BE SERVED, BUT HE'S NOT A HORRIBLE PERSON. )) [runs:10] [SU] ((MARYA JONES/NEWS 7: THOMAS' FAMILY MEMBERS HAVEN'T SEEN HIM SINCE HIS ARREST LAST WEEK. BUT THEY SAY THEY HOPE TO GET THAT CHANCE AT HIS ARRAIGNMENT. MJN7.)) [RUNS:09]))

[7Weather]


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Here's a look at your Tuesday forecast.
Mostly sunny today with light winds.
Highs in the low to mid 50s.
Tonight partly cloudy and breezy with lows the the low to mid 30s.
The extended forecast...
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[45-Missing-Girl]


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More than 200 volunteers will converge on part of Nelson County today to continue the search for a missing girl.
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Authorities believe Jackie Holden wandered away from her home near Ball Mountain in the eastern part of the county.
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Authorities and volunteers have been looking for her since Sunday-- she was last seen around nine that morning.
Authorities believe she wandered off alone and that four of the family's dogs may be with her.
Some 120 volunteers and rescue crew members have been helping in the search.
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At this point, authorities are not ruling out the possibility that Holden was abducted.
A news conference is underway now. We'll have more information at 8:25.

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Four-hundred new jobs may be coming to Henry County.
Government sources say a major clothing manufacturer is planning to open a distribution center in the County.
An official announcement is expected today.
Currently Henry County has the highest unemployment rate in Virginia.
The plans call for about a 40 million dollar investment and eventually construction of a new state of the art facility.
More than 35-hundred textile jobs have been lost in the Henry County area over the last few months.

[45-S-Lewis-Gale]


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A replacement doctor at Lewis Gale Clinic may need a replacement herself.
Kaye Allen didn't show up for work yesterday - and the clinic says it doesn't know if she's coming back.
Allen was hired...
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to replace occupational medicine doctor Darrell Powledge.
He is one of nearly 40 doctors to resign from the clinic in recent months ... in a dispute with the parent company.

Lewis-Gale terminated Powledge BEFORE his 90-day notice was up, because Allen had been hired.
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The clinic says Doctor Allen has not formally resigned ... but doesn't know if she'll return.
Lewis Gale says patient care has NOT been interrupted.

[45-E-Seat-Belts]


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Despite renewed calls for Child Safety Danville police say people still aren't getting the message.
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So yesterday afternoon an officer handed out literature and informed parents about child seat belt safety.
Authorities say they've seen too many children not buckled up properly.
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((STEVE ANDERSON/DANVILLE POLICE OFFICER: I'M HOPING THE COVERAGE AND FOCUS ON CHILD SAFETY WILL HELP SAVE LIVES AND ...FAMILY ATTENTION TO HIGHWAY SAFETY.))
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Officers say most of the problems they're seeing are with child safety seats.
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[8-Missing-Girl]


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Hundreds of volunteers are expected in Nelson County today to join in the search for a missing eight year old girl.
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Jackie Holden was last seen at her home near Shipman at about 9 sunday morning.
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Search crews have been combing the woods ever since with help from a state police helicopter.
Teams kept up the work throughout the night with no success.
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Sheriff Brantley says investigators are looking into the possibility that Jackie may be the victim of a crime.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Nelson County Sheriff's Department.
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[8-Carroll-Search]


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A happy ending for a search for two missing hikers in Carroll County.
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Authorities say three men went on a hike yesterday near Sugar Loaf Lookout off of the Blue Ridge Parkway, near Fancy Gap.
Two of the hikers got lost but were found last night.
Rescuers report they are in good condition.
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[8-E-Goode-gop]


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U-S Congressman Virgil Goode has chosen a presidential candidate to support now that the state's primary is only seven days away.
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Yesterday afternoon in front of tobacco industry workers, the Independent announced his support for Republican candidate George W- Bush.
Many who attended the announcement say that Bush is the only one who will listen to their concerns on tobacco.
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((C.D. BRYANT/CONCERNED FRIENDS FOR TOBACCO: OF THE FOUR CANDIDATES BUSH IS THE ONLY ONE WHO WILL GIVE US A FAIR SHAKE.
VIRGIL GOODE/(I) 5TH DISTRICT: HE OFFERS THE BEST IN UNITY WE WANT OUR CONCERNS TO BE HEARD.))
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Congressman Goode adds that his own campaign for re-election is going well.
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[8-E-Smith]


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Here in Roanoke, a former businessman says the Star City can benefit from his business savvy.
Yesterday, Ralph Smith formally entered the race for Mayor.
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Smith kicked off his campaign at the Northeast Roanoke home where he lived as a child.
Though he faces an incumbent and a former council member in the "three-way" race, Smith says he's confident about his prospects.
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((RALPH SMITH/R- CANDIDATE FOR MAYOR: THE MOST SUCCESSFUL CAMPAIGNS ALWAYS COME WHEN YOU ASSUME YOU'RE ALWAYS FIVE POINTS BEHIND. AND THAT'S THE WAY I'LL START WORKING TODAY. AND I EXPECT TO PREVAIL.))







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Smith will face Democratic Incumbent David Bowers and Independent Mac McCadden in the May election.

[8Weather]


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Turning to the Tuesday forecast...
Mostly sunny today with highs in the mid 50s.
Partly cloudy overnight with lows in the mid 30s.
The five day forecast includes partly cloudy skies for tomorrow...and showers likely on Thursday and Sunday.

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