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A Lynchburg man has been charged with murder following last night's fatal shooting.
Authorities say around 7:35 they received a call that numerous shots had been fired at the Meadows Apartment Complex.

When police arrived they found 25 year old Tony DeWayne Davis of Lynchburg lying in a stairwell with numerous gunshot wounds.
Davis was transported to Lynchburg General Hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later. 18 year old Moncello Andrews of Lynchburg has been charged with murder and use of a firearm in commision of a felony.


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A Lynchburg man suspected of raping two girls at a slumber party last week has been arrested.
18- year- old Errik Jovan Lamberth was arrested yesterday after police got a tip he was staying at a home in Appomattox County.
Lamberth is facing multiple charges including forcible sodomy and abduction.
He's being held without bond in the Blue Ridge Regional Jail.

[7-11Sally-Mann]


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Internationally acclaimed Lexington photographer Sally Mann is inviting the Governor to come see her work, rather than "rail publicly against" what he has never seen.
That's after Governor Jim Gilmore labeled some of Mann's photographs "outrageous, lewd, and disturbing".
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Gilmore and his wife Roxane announced they were shocked and dismayed to hear about a May 10th slide show Mann did in Richmond.
They say it's unacceptable that it took place at the state-supported Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.
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((ROXANE GILMORE/FIRST LADY OF VIRGINIA: THERE WAS NO WARNING. THERE WAS NO EVEN THE REMAINDER OF MY PHOTOS ARE EXPLICIT... I'M TELLING YOU NOW AND YOU HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO LEAVE.))
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((GOV. JIM GILMORE: YOU KNOW, YOU CAN DEBATE HYPOTHETICALS ALL DAY ...NOT APPROPRIATE FOR A STATE-SUPPORTED MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS.))
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The May 10th lecture included sexually graphic images of Mann and her husband... as well as shots of her naked children.
In an April interview with NEWS 7, we asked if she was trying to leave behind the controversy over her shots of her own children in the 1990s.
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((SALLY MANN/PHOTOGRAPHER: YEAH, I AM TRYING TO GET AWAY FROM-- IT'S ACTUALLY THE LATTER. I MEAN, IT'S JUST OLD NEWS.
THERE REALLY WASN'T THAT MUCH CONTROVERSY.))
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[OUT Q=that much controversy.]
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Yesterday, the Governor told the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts to develop guidelines to censor future displays.
Museum officials say they will "address the matter promptly."
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Last night, the A-C-L-U called Gilmore's intervention "censorship pure and simple."
Sally Mann's lawyer says: "It is always disturbing when public officials seek to suppress artistic expression."

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Let's take a break from the news to check weather now...
Sunny and hot today, with scattered thunderstorms and highs in the upper 80s.
Cloudy overnight, with a possibility of more storms and lows near 60.
The five day forecast includes spotty storms over the weekend...otherwise partly cloudy.

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[45-11Social-Services]


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Board members of the Henry- Martinsville social services department are looking into why it took the agency 20 days to remove a neglected elderly woman from her home.
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The board met this week and unanimously agreed that all cases that end in death will now be reviewed.
This comes after some Martinsville residents lashed out at the agency for taking 20 days to save 75 year old Elizabeth Stolbun from neglect and abuse last year.
Police and Health officials found Stolbun in her home covered in urine, blisters and vomit. They rescued her from her home but she later died in the hospital.
Stolbun's husband and son are charged with elder abuse.
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[45-5-Henry-County]


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Things are looking up for Martinsville, despite economic setbacks.
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In his "state of the city" address yesterday, Mayor Mark Crabtree says despite the crippling effects of Tultex, the city remains strong.
He gave examples of how the city is moving forward with job fairs and the announcement of nearly 18-hundred jobs since the beginning of the year.
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((MARK CRABTREE/MARTINSVILLE MAYOR: OUR UNEMPLOYMENT RATES ARE HIGH BUT THEY ARE DECLINING AND A LOT OF JOBS ARE COMING ONLINE IN THE NEXT SIX MONTHS.))
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((SHERRY RAMSEY YOU WILL PROBABLY SEE IN THE NEXT THREE MONTHS THERE'S PROBABLY GOING TO BE ABOUT A THOUSAND JOBS THAT ARE GOING TO BE OPEN FOR THIS COMMUNITY SO YOU ARE GOING TO SEE THAT UNEMPLOYMENT RATE DROP DRASTICALLY.))
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[OUT Q=drop pretty drastically.]
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Development officials are hoping to see the unemployment rate drop seven to eight percent in the next few months.


The Henry County Board of Supervisors Vice Chairman, Mike Seidle (SIDE-lee), says the county is continuing to push for more economic development.
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[45-11Charter-Schools]


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One of Commonwealth's first three charter schools will be located in Roanoke.
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Virginia's education secretary handed over 88-thousand dollars in planning money to the three schools -- including Roanoke city's Blue Ridge Technical Academy.
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((WILBERT BRYANT/VIRGINIA EDUCATION SECRETARY: THESE FORWARD LOOKING LOCALITIES HAVE TAKEN THE FIRST STOP TOWARD ENSURING THAT ALL VIRGINIA'S CHILDREN MEET AND EXCEED THE HIGH EXPECTATIONS THAT WE HAVE THROUGH THE STANDARDS OF LEARNING.))
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The Blue Ridge Technical Academy expects to eventually enroll 75 students.
They'll learn business and technology skills in a "hands on" learning environment.
A charter school is a public school freed from many state rules and constraints, but with a contract to ensure student performance.
The other two charter schools are in Hampton and Gloucester (GLOSS-tur).

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Checking your Friday weather outlook...
Gusty winds with some scattered thunderstorms today...highs nearing the upper 80s.
More scattered storms overnight, with lows in the upper 50s.
The five day forecast includes spotty storms over the weekend...otherwise partly cloudy.

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[8-11R&B-Merger]


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Two Virginia Communications companies have decided to join forces.
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R&B Communications of Daleville and C-F-W Communications of Waynesboro made the announcement yesterday.
Both companies are considered Integrated Communications Providers and this merger will harness a customer base of 5 point 4 million people .
C-F-W will also purchase PrimeCO P-C-S of Norfolk .
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The total merger will encompass a customer base of more than eight million people in the Mid-Atlantic region, pending government approval.

[8-11Tech-Research]


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Virginia Tech is already developing some of the inventions that will put Roanoke on biomedical research map.
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Tech's Optical Sciences and Engineering Research Center partnered with Carilion.
The center uses fiberoptic technology to diagnose and heal patients.
Professors and students are working on 20 projects that the H-M-O plans to develop for use in Carilion hospitals and around the world.
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((WILLIAM SPILLMAN/OPTICAL SCIENCES CENTER DIRECTOR: OUR AIM HERE IS TO PROVIDE THE INTELLECTUAL BACKBONE THAT WILL GENERATE IMPROVEMENTS IN HEALTHCARE IN THE REGION AND ALSO RESULT IN PRODUCTS AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITY THAT WILL ALLOW OUR HIGH-TECH GRADUATES TO STAY IN SOUTHWEST AND CENTRAL VIRGINIA.))
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Tech is matching Carilion dollar-for-dollar on research money for the center.
The university expects the investment to pay off in prestige.
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[8-11Lamberth]


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The Lynchburg man suspected of raping two girls at a slumber party last week has been arrested.
18- year- old Errik Jovan Lamberth was arrested yesterday after police got a tip he was staying at a home in Appomattox County.
Lamberth is facing multiple charges including forcible sodomy and abduction.
He's being held without bond in the Blue Ridge Regional Jail.

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Although Southside lost one of its largest employers, Martinsville leaders are optimistic about the future.
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In his "state of the city" address yesterday, Mayor Mark Crabtree says despite the crippling effects of Tultex, the city remains strong.
He gave examples of how the city is moving forward with job fairs and the announcement of nearly 18-hundred jobs since the beginning of the year.
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[IN Q=Our unemployment rates]

((MARK CRABTREE/MARTINSVILLE MAYOR: OUR UNEMPLOYMENT RATES ARE HIGH BUT THEY ARE DECLINING AND A LOT OF JOBS ARE COMING ONLINE IN THE NEXT SIX MONTHS.))
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((SHERRY RAMSEY YOU WILL PROBABLY SEE IN THE NEXT THREE MONTHS THERE'S PROBABLY GOING TO BE ABOUT A THOUSAND JOBS THAT ARE GOING TO BE OPEN FOR THIS COMMUNITY SO YOU ARE GOING TO SEE THAT UNEMPLOYMENT RATE DROP DRASTICALLY.))
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[OUT Q=drop pretty drastically.]
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Development officials are hoping to see the unemployment rate drop seven to eight percent in the next few months.


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Before we wrap up this morning, here's another look at the forecast.
Scattered storms are possible today, as temperatures soar into the 80s.
MOre storms are possible tonight, with lows near 60.
The five day forecast includes spotty storms over the weekend...otherwise partly cloudy.

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