[7-Munsey-Warrants]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

[NEWSCAST=AMCutins]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-12 TC56:27]
[GRAPHIC=Tara Munsey]


The warrants are now unsealed....and new evidence is revealed in the Tara Munsey murder case.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski Co./February;]


The warrants connect suspect Jeffrey Allen Thomas to the murder weapon.
They reveal that shell casings recovered from the crime scene were fired from a 22-caliber Marlin rifle that a friend said he loaned to Thomas....that weapon has not been recovered.
Thomas was arrested and charged with capital murder in February. Investigators searched Thomas' car.....
Warrants indicate they took samples of his blood, head hair, pubic hair and saliva.
His sneakers were also taken to determine if they matched footprints found near Tara Munsey's body.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


A preliminary hearing on the case is scheduled for June 9th.

[7-11Charleston]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AMCutins]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=00-07 TC1:38:18]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Invest.]


A former strip club dancer from West Virginia turned herself in to Botetourt authorities.....and she's admitting she killed her husband.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;]

35-year-old Arm-nta Ramsey was hitchhiking with her five-year-old son when she stopped at the Troutville truck stop yesterday to call sheriff's deputies.
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[SOT 4:15:25]
[IN Q=Did you shoot]

((DID YOU SHOOT YOUR HUSBAND? DIDN'T MEAN TO. YOU DIDN'T MEAN TO BUT YOU DID?))
[SUPER=01-Arminta Ramsey/Murder Suspect;]
[RUNS=:04]
[OUT Q=you did]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-South Charleston, WV;]

Police say Ramsey's husband was shot to death in the couple's home in South Charleston, West Virginia. He owned a strip club where Ramsey used to dance. Ramsey went back to West Virginia with officers yesterday, and relatives picked up her son.
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[7-11Smog-Report]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AMCutins]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-05 TC1:35:16]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Virginia's mountain air may not be as pure as you think.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


The state has until the end of June to identify its ozone danger zones.
And under strict, new federal smog standards, Roanoke and Shenandoah National Park are expected to make the list.
Today, the American Lung Association released a report card that gives every locality but one in Virginia an "F."


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[SOT 14:17:10]
[IN Q=The general]

((BILL HAYDEN/DEPT. OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY: THE GENERAL INFORMATION IS EXACTLY WHAT VIRGINIA HAS BEEN... WHICH ONES MEET THE FEDERAL REQUIREMENTS AND WHICH ONES DON'T.))
[SUPER=01-Bill Hayden/Dept. of Environmental Quality;]
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[OUT Q=ones don't.]
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[TALENT=Kimberly]
[SS=None]


The one region that did not fail the Lung Association's new air quality report card: Wythe County.
It got a "D."


[7-11County-Supers]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AMCutins]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=00-17 TC26:25]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke Co. Seal]


Roanoke county supervisors say they need some new vehicles.... But how are they going to purchase them?
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


The board was considering the 265- million dollar spending plan... when Hollins Supervisor Bob Johnson objected to the lease purchase of seven fire vehicles and trash trucks.
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[SOT 50:18]
[IN Q=And I'm telling you]

((AND I'M TELLING YOU, LEASE PURCHASES ARE A NARCOTIC. THEY CAN BE VERY ADDICTIVE AND YOU NEVER SEEM TO PAY THEM OFF BECAUSE THEY KEEP WEARING OUT.))
[SUPER=01-Bob Johnson/Roanoke Co. Supervisor]
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[OUT Q=they keep wearing out.]
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


The board ultimately approved the budget on its first reading... but the supervisors could revisit the lease- purchase plan when the county solicits bids for the vehicles.

[7Weather]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AMCutins]
[WRITER=don]
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Taking a moment now to check the forecast...
Partly sunny today with a few storms possible.
Highs climbing into the upper 80s.
Partial clearing overnight with lows near 60.
Looking ahead to the next five days..... dry weather until we head into the holiday weekend.


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[45-6Hybrid-honda]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AMCutins]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=00-28 TC02:53]
[GRAPHIC=None]


There's a new car on the market that can travel 600 miles without a trip to the pump...
Jennifer Miele gives us a look.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It's not a ]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Mike Coyle/Rick Woodson General Manager;:26 ]
[SUPER=20-Jennifer/Miele;1:14]
[RUNS=1:30]
[OUT Q= News 7, Roanoke.]

(( The future of fuel efficient automobiles could be here. The Honda Insight has an electric motor built in with the traditional gas motor. The electric motor charges itself and kicks in when the gas motor needs an extra boost. With a sticker price of $18,880, the Insight averages 61 miles per gallon ... and you never have to plug it in.
[SOT TC:00:02:24]
[IN Q=It's like a giant]
[RUNS= :08]
[OUT Q=80,000 miles.]


((MIKE COYLE/RICK WOODSON HONDA GM: IT'S LIKE A GIANT CELL PHONE BATTERY, IS THE BEST WAY TO DESCRIBE IT. THEY PUT A METAL HYDRATE BATTERY IN THERE AND IT'S WARRANTED BY HONDA FOR 8 YEARS OR 80,000 MILES.)) [STANDUP TC 7:23:33]
[IN Q= Car and driver says]
[OUT Q= but, can it perform?]
[RUNS= :09]


Car and driver says Insight meets ultra-low emissions standards. So it's safe, inexpensive and environmentally sound, but can it perform?
[SOT TC:00:01:09]
[IN Q=Everybody thinks]
[RUNS= :13]
[OUT Q=performance of it.]

((EVERYBODY THINKS WHEN THEY HEAR ELECTRIC AS A TYPE OF CAR THAT IT'S GOING TO BE A SLUG, AND NOT HAVE ANY POWER. THE CAR'S PHENOMENAL. IT'S JUST INCREDIBLE. EVERYBODY THAT COMES IN HEAR TO DRIVE IT IS JUST SO EXCITED ABOUT THE PERFORMANCE OF IT.))
So it's only a two-seater and doesn't come with air.... more power runs through the Insight than runs through an entire house.
[SOT TC:00:03:20]
[IN Q=The battery's here]
[RUNS= :14]
[OUT Q=they are right.]

((THE BATTERY'S HERE. WHEN WE FIRST GOT IT WE EXPECTED TO SEE SOME SORT OF WARNING LABEL. TO SHOW YOU HOW HIGH THE VOLTAGE IS, A 144 VOLTS, IT SAYS YOU WILL BE KILLED OR HURT IF YOU TOUCH IT. SO, I'M NOT GOING TO TAKE THE COVER OFF TO SHOW YOU, I TRUST THEM THAT THEY ARE RIGHT.))
The Honda Insight is the first of its kind to sit upon American showrooms and only 4,000 are being made this year.
Rick Woodson Honda has only been allocated three.... just in case you want to flag one down. Jennifer Miele, News 7, Roanoke.))

[45-11Defibrillators]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AMCutins]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=00-10 TC1:29:02]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A new program in central Virginia is aimed at helping people survive heart attacks.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


The Centra Health Foundation is sponsoring "HeartSave".. a program aimed at putting automatic external defibrillators in the hands of local emergency officials.
Defibrillators are machines that can shock a person's heart back into a regular heartbeat.. and getting one quickly to the scene of an emergency can make the difference between life and death.
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[SOT 1:44:28]
[IN Q=So you can]

((CAROL DRISKILL/CENTRA HEALTH FOUNDATION: SO YOU CAN SEE THAT TIME IS REALLY THE MOST IMPORTANT THING THAT THAT PATIENT HAS.. THE SHORTER THE TIME BETWEEN FALLING DOWN AND HAVING SOMEONE ARRIVE WITH A DEFIBRILLATOR WHICH CAN CONVERT THEIR HEART RHYTHM, THE MORE LIKELY THEY ARE TO SURVIVE.))
[SUPER=01-Carol Driskill/Centra Health Foundation]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=are to survive.]
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[VO-NAT]


HeartSave plans to buy 40 defibrillators over the next two years and give them to local police departments and rescue squads.
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[45Weather]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AMCutins]
[WRITER=don]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


Shifting gears now to weather..
Partly sunny with the possibility of a storm.
Very warm today with highs in the upper 80s.
Partial clearing late tonight, with lows near 60.
And looking ahead to the next five days..... dry weather until we head into the holiday weekend.


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[8-Sheriff-Pay]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AMCutins]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=00-16]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke Co. Seal]

The Roanoke County Sheriff wants a new pay plan and grievance procedures for his departments and he went before the Board of Supervisors last night to make proposals. Kate Weidaw has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=This was the]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Gerald Holt/Roanoke Co. Sheriff; :20]
[SUPER=01-Fuzzy Minnix/Roanoke Co. Supervisor; 1:02]
[SUPER=01-Joe McNamara/Roanoke Co. Supervisor; 1:22]
[SUPER=@Kate2; 1:30]
[RUNS=1:40]
[OUT Q=kw news 7 roanoke co.]

((This was the second time this month Sheriff Gerald Holt went before the Board of Supervisors to ask for a new employment agreement with the county. The reason -- right now eight deputies are paid more the county's pay plan thanks to additional funds from the state. The proposal would have allowed the sheriff to create a separate pay plan.

[SOT 21:20]
[INQ=]

((SHERIFF GERALD HOLT: IT'S A MATTER OF BEING IN COMPLIANCE WITH BOTH THE COUNTY'S CLASSIFICATION PLAN THE STATE'S MANDATED PAY RAISE.))
[OUTQ=]

[RUNS09]
That way the 8 deputies salaries would not be lowered to what the county plan calls for. However some questioned the proposal saying it would allocate to much power to the Sheriff and possibly give some employees preferential treatment. Under the proposed grievance plan employees would not be able to take their concerns to the board of supervisors.

[SOT 34:21]
[INQ=]

((SHERIFF GERALD HOLT: EMPLOYEES WHO HAVE A GRIEVANCE WOULD TRY TO RESOLVE IT AT THE FIRST LEVEL OF SUPERVISION AND FROM THERE TO THE CHIEF, FROM THERE TO A CITIZEN ADVISORY PANEL.))
[OUTQ=]

[RUNS09]
But in the end the board unanimously denied the proposal.

[SOT 37:48]
[INQ=]

((FUZZY MINNIX: ALTHOUGH I AM SURE AS YOU DEAL WITH YOUR EMPLOYEES IN A FAIR WAY.))
[OUTQ=]

[RUNS05] [BUTT, BUTT, BUTT]
[SOT 38:44]
[INQ=]

((FUZZY MINNIX: MY FEELING THAT IT SHOULD BE DENIED IS THAT WAY BEING ABLE TO PROVIDE MAXIMUM PROTECTION NOT JUST FOR YOUR EMPLOYEES BUT FOR YOU.))
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[RUNS13]

[SOT 40:14]
[INQ=]

((JOE MCNAMARA: I TOO AM OF THE OPINION THERE IS MORE POWER AND MORE STRENGTH AND OUR CITIZENS AND THE PEOPLE YOU WORK FOR WILL BE BETTER OFF WITH US WORKING TOGETHER.))
[OUTQ=]

[RUNS10]
Sheriff Holt says even though the plan was denied he's happy the county is willing to work with him on a new plan that will be in compliance with both the county and the state. Kate Weidaw News 7 Roanoke County.))

[8-11New-Brokers]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AMCutins]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=00-06 TC1:42:11]
[GRAPHIC=business News]


A leading Wall Street investment firm is branching out... and they have chosen Roanoke for their new location.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The New Salomon Smith Barney office is located in the old First Union Building on Jefferson Street.
The company and its local brokers will furnish customers with retirement plans, insurance benefits, and personal and corporate investment information.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=All the people]

((ALL THE PEOPLE WHO ARE HERE ARE ALL LOCAL PEOPLE AND ARE REALLY EXCITED ABOUT STARTING A NEW BUSINESS RIGHT HERE IN TOWN WITH A REPUTABLE FIRM.))
[SUPER=01-Tom Dunkenberger/Acting Branch Manager;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=reputable firm.]
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[VO-NAT]


Historically, Salomon Smith Barney has had little presence in our region, but Roanoke is now considered a target for the firm's expansion plans.
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[8Weather]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AMCutins]
[WRITER=don]
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Let's take one more look at your mid- week forecast...
Partly sunny with maybe an isolated storm and highs in the upper 80s.
Tonight should be partly cloudy...with lows around 60.
And looking ahead to the next five days..... dry weather until we head into the holiday weekend.


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