[7-11SML-Drowning]

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A man fishing at Smith Mountain Lake drowned last night.
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The 27 year old man was apparently climbing a pillar under Hales Ford Bridge around 6-30 last night.. when he lost his balance and fell into the 50 degree water.
His friend jumped in after him but was unable to save him and called for help.
Rescuers needed more than an hour to locate the man's body.
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((LT. KENT ROBEY/BEDFORD CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: THE FIRE BOATS THAT WORK THE LAKE ACTUALLY RECOVERED HIM THEY WERE WORKING WITH DRAG DEVICES IN THE MEANTIME WE HAD THE SCRUBS DIVE TEAM RESPONDING TO THE SCENE.))
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Officials are not yet releasing the man's name .. but say he is from out of town and was working construction jobs in the area.
The man who jumped in after him was taken to a nearby hospital for observation.
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[7-11Hardy-Accident]


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Hardy Road is open to drivers after an overturned propane truck closed part of the road last night.
The propane worried officials, but State Police say there was NO leak.
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[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;]


Hardy Road was closed near the Bay Rock Marina, at the Bedford-Franklin County line.
Fire officials would not permit us to get any closer to the scene than this, where all traffic on Hardy Road was turned around.
State police said several nearby homes were also evacuated.
The accident was cleared up at 11:30.
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[7-11Wolfe]


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A Wytheville man charged with a deadly beating will not face a trial.
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The jury trial of 23-year-old Jason Wolfe was called off yesterday in anticipation of a guilty plea today.
Police arrested Wolfe last summer.
He's charged with beating 24-year-old Michael Alderman to death after finding him in bed with his wife.
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[7-11Wythe-Fugitives]


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The two suspects involved in last week's standoff in Wythe County were in court yesterday to face a string of charges.
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37-year old Dennis Lewis was formally charged with 13 felonies, including kidnapping, carjacking and assault.
His girlfriend, 20-year old Angel Tanner, is charged with the same crimes. She and Lewis are being held without bail in the New River Valley Regional Jail.
The couple surrendered Thursday night at the home of their hostages ... ending a two-day manhunt that started in Tennessee.
Both suspects still have to answer to criminal charges from the federal government and the state of Tennessee.
They're scheduled to be back in court May 17th.
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[7-11M'ville-Murder]


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Martinsville police are continuing to investigate a weekend murder.
Officers found 29 year old Patrick Allen White on the ground outside the Rivermont apartments Saturday morning.
He died later at Martinsville Memorial Hospital from gunshot wounds.

[7Weather]


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Taking a look now at your Tuesday forecast.
Mostly cloudy and windy today with highs in the mid 60s.
Tonight, clouds remain and a chance of showers.
Lows in the mid 40s.
The extended forecast...

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[45-11Shockley]


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A funeral will be held today for former Wythe County Sheriff Buford Eugen Shockley.
He was the county's longest serving Sheriff, spending 24 years in office before retiring in 1979.
He died Friday at Wythe County Community Hospital.
His funeral service will be held at the Grubb Funeral Home chapel.
Buford Shockley was 83.



[45-11Police-Shooting]


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He was shot by a Roanoke police officer four months ago following an alleged police chase.
Now Wilbert Wesley Lewis has recovered from his injuries and is behind bars.
Police say Lewis failed to stop for W.G. (Boo-shay) Boucher last December .. after Boucher tried to pull him over for driving without his headlights.
A chase ended with the shooting.



[45-11Dan-River]


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Union workers said NO to a new contract, now Dan River Mills is planning its next move.
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The Danville textile company learned Sunday night the union voted against its proposals.
The company says the offer was a fair agreement.
It included the option of extending 8 hours to 12 and cutting down on overtime pay. But it also added a three percent raise every 14 months and an increase in pension benefits. The company had plans to expand in Danville.
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((JOE BOUKNIGHT/DAN RIVER INC. : IF THE COMPANY IS GOING TO INVEST MONEY IN NEW EQUIPMENT IT HAS TO BE ABLE TO COME BACK WITH SHIFT SCHEDULES THAT WORK BEST FOR THAT INVESTMENT . WE HAVE THAT OPPORTUNITY IN ALL OUR OTHER LOCATIONS WE DON'T HAVE IT HERE.))
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((CHRISTOPHER VANNORDEN/UNION EMPLOYEE: THEY WANTED THE UNION TO PUT THE LOGO AND LET DAN RIVER MILLS DO WHAT THEY WANT.))
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The company now has to decide if it will expand in Danville or in five other plants in the Southeast. The company is concerned that only about 15 percent of the union workforce voted Sunday night.
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[45-11Gilmore-Bills]


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He vetoed 16 bills and approved 63 ammendments.
Now Governor Gilmore's work for the 2-thousand General Assembly is complete.
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[SUPER=04-Ins. Inst. for Highway Safety;]


He signed a bill banning children age 16 and under in the beds of pickup trucks.
It's an area where he didn't want to interfere... but--
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((GOV. JIM GILMORE: ON THE OTHER HAND, THE PICKUP TRUCK ISSUE'S A SAFETY ISSUE. AND THAT HAS BEEN CONSIDERED AGAIN FOR MANY YEARS BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY. AND AFTER MUCH DEBATE AND DISCUSSION, OPPOSITION OUT OF THE THIRD FLOOR, THEY PASSED IT AGAIN. SO AS A SAFETY ISSUE, I DECIDED THIS TIME TO ACCEDE TO THE WISHES OF THE MAJORITY OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY FOR THEIR FIFTH OR SIXTH OCCASION.))
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The Governor vetoed:
-- higher motor vehicle inspection fees,
-- and expanded use of cameras on top of traffic signals to catch red light violators.
In the budget, he increased tax breaks for tobacco farmers... but decreased the amount of money available to Martinsville and Henry County for health insurance for laid off textile workers.
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[45Weather]


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Taking a moment now to check the forecast...
Mostly cloudy and breezy with highs near 65.
Staying cloudy tonight with a chance of showers and low near 45.
The five day forecast keeps a chance of showers around... highs in the 60s and 70s.

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[8-11SOL-Tests]


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The Standards of Learning tests are a hot topic of debate.
Last night, dozens of concerned parents, teachers, and students to Franklin County High School for a town meeting.

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State Board of Education President Kirk Schroder answered questions about SOL's and why they're important for the school systems.
Schroder says many people have mixed feelings about the SOL's, but are generally happy with testing.
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((KIRK SCHRODER: I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT TO LISTEN TO EDUCATORS AND PARENTS TO HEAR THEIR CONCERNS AND IMPLEMENTATION. I FIND PEOPLE SUPPORT ASSESSMENT AND ACCOUNTABILITY.))
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Some of the people who attended say testing is not an accurate way to measure how much a students knows.
Schroder is traveling across the state addressing concerns about the SOL's.
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[8-11Bone-Marrow]


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A Radford couple hopes the public will come to the aid of their infant son ... and thousands of others needing a bone marrow transplant.
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Patrick and Angela Moore recently learned their three month old son has (COST-mans) Costmann's Syndrome.
Henry's body does not produce the white blood cells needed to fight infection.
It's a disease that could kill him by his first birthday.
Next week-- a bone marrow drive will be held in hopes of finding a match.
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((STEVE LOVELACE/AMERICAN RED CROSS: IT'S A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH AND IT'S CHILDREN LIKE HENRY THAT BRING IT INTO THE COMMUNITY THAT MAKE PEOPLE REALIZE IT IS SOMETHING THAT'S GOING ON EVERYDAY. ANGELA MOORE/MOTHER: WE TRY TO TREAT HIM LIKE A NORMAL BABY, TRY TO KEEP DYNAMICS IN OUR HOUSE NORMAL BUT IT IS QUITE SAD IN THE BACKS OF OUR MINDS.))
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[TAKE PINNACLE]
The bone marrow drive will be held Tuesday, April 18th, at Carilion New River Valley Medical Center from seven A-M to seven P-M.
The cost is 85 dollars per person.
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But the Moores are collecting donations to help cover the cost for those who want to be tested but don't have the money.
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[8-11Baskin-Robbins]


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Roanoke no longer has a Baskin Robbins store.
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The one that's been in Towers Mall for the last seven years is a renegade. It's still selling Baskin Robbins brand ice cream ...even though the company terminated Paul Meeker's franchise agreement two weeks ago.
He's 50-thousand dollars behind in his royalty payments.
Meeker contends the franchise is basically worthless.
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((THE SIZE OF A SCOOP.... ALL OF THE PROFITS IN ONE SCOOP GO TO THE NEXT THREE.))
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Meeker believes in the product, but he says it's overpriced.
Baskin Robbins is still selling him ice cream. He has to pay cash up front for product shipments.
He faults the company for poor communication with FRANCHISEES. He says he's answered to 22 different district managers in nine years and doesn't know WHO's in charge now.
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[8Weather]


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Checking the Tuesday forecast...
Mostly cloudy today and breezy, with showers developing late.
Lows tonight in the mid 40s.
The five day forecast keeps a chance of showers around...otherwise partly cloudy with highs in the 60s and 70s.

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