[7-11Early]

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A man has been sentenced to 35 years in prison for last year's killing of his pregnant girlfriend.
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Luther Early killed the women he loved, along with the unborn baby.
At his sentencing hearing the 29-year old killer offered a long rambling explanation of how it happened... but no real reason WHY.
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[SOT 13:47:29]
[IN Q=Ever since I]

((EVER SINCE I BEEN IN THIS JAIL, IT HURTS ME TO KNOW THAT SHE IS GONE. AND I'D NEVER DO THIS TO HER.))
[SUPER=01-Luther Early/Convicted Murderer]
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[OUT Q=this to her.]
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[V/O-NAT]
With no history of violence- -no prior record, Early is not a typical killer.
He admits to drug and alcohol addiction and has battled epilepsy since childhood.
But the judge said he was puzzled how this man came to kill Dee Turner, stabbing her nine times in the neck.
Judge Jonathan Apgar sentenced him to serve 35 years in prison.
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[7-11Drowning]


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After two days of intensive searching, authorities still haven't found a Pittsylvania County man who apparently drowned.
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[SUPER=03-Prince George Co.;]


52 year old Benny Krantz of Hurt was last seen floating away on a cooler.
His 29 year old son Wayne Krantz clung to the boat and was rescued.
Searchers have been combing the James River east of Richmond since just after midnight Sunday.
Poor weather conditions and strong tides have made the search difficult.
Authorities say life vests were on board, but neither man was wearing one at the time the boat began to take on water.
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[7-11Stolbun]


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The Martinsville Commonwealth's Attorney says a man charged with elder neglect of his mother might be on the run to South America.
Peter Stolbun did not show up at his arraignment. He is accused of criminally neglecting 75 year old Elizabeth Stolbun.
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The victim's husband, Paul, is also charged with elder neglect. His arraignment has been continued until next week because he did not have appropriate legal counsel and did not enter a plea.
Last year, Elizabeth Stolbun was found covered in urine, blisters and vomit. Health officials rescued her from her home but she died in the hospital a few days later.
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[7-11Robbery]


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120 thousand dollars worth of machinery was stolen in Danville. Four teenagers have been charged with the crime.
Police say John Illingtonworth Thomas, Christopher Wade Dabbs, Ray Joseph McDowell and Stephen Gregory Gunnell are charged with grand larceny. They alledgedly stole a backhoe, several lawn movers, a trailer and a dozen other items from James River Equipment and Collie Equipment companies.


[7Weather]


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Taking a break from the news to check the weather... This morning will be foggy then clearing to a sunny day-highs in the upper 70's... Tonight will be partly cloudy and breezy with mild lows in the upper 50's to low 60's



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[45-11Recall]


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[WRITER=ejo]
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If you were thinking of having hot dogs for lunch today...you'll want to pay close attention this information.

There has been a re- call. The U-S agriculture department says the hot dogs may be contaminated with Listeria, a potentially deadly bacteria.
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[TAKE FS GFX]
The "Curtis" and "Beef Master" packages have a "sell-by" date of July third and say "E-S-T 2-6-4-2" inside the federal inspection seal.
If you have any of these hot dogs, you should return them to the store where you bought them.
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[45-Vinton-Drowning]


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Published reports say a Bedford County toddler drowned in a pool at the home of an un-licensed child care provider in Vinton.
The two- year- old girl was found in a backyard above- ground pool yesterday morning by the woman who was keeping children at her home.
Police say the girl's death was accidental. They think the girl opened a secured gate and fell into the pool.
It has not been decided whether charges will be brought against the woman who is not a licensed child care provider.

[45-11Early]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=00-12 59:20]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A local man has been sentenced to 35 years in prison for killing his pregnant girlfriend last year.
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[V/O-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Luther Early stabbed the woman he loved, killing her and their unborn baby.
At his sentencing hearing the 29-year old killer offered a long rambling explanation of how it happened... but no real reason WHY.
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[SOT 13:47:29]
[IN Q=Ever since I]

((EVER SINCE I BEEN IN THIS JAIL, IT HURTS ME TO KNOW THAT SHE IS GONE. AND I'D NEVER DO THIS TO HER.))
[SUPER=01-Luther Early/Convicted Murderer]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=this to her.]
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[V/O-NAT]
With no history of violence- -no prior record, Early is not a typical killer.
He admits to drug and alcohol addiction and has suffered from epilepsy since childhood.
Judge Jonathan Apgar said he was puzzled with why man killed Dee Turner, stabbing her nine times in the neck.

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[45-11Drowning]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AMCutins]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-13 48:57]
[GRAPHIC=Drowning]


After two days of exhaustive searching, authorities have still not been able to find a Pittsylvania County man who apparently drowned.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Prince George Co.;]


52 year old Benny Krantz of Hurt was last seen floating away on a cooler.
His 29 year old son Wayne Krantz was able to cling to the boat and was rescued.
Searchers have been combing the James River east of Richmond since just after midnight Sunday.
Poor weather conditions and strong tides have made the search difficult.
Authorities say life vests were available on the boat , but neither man was wearing one.
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[45Weather]


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Taking a moment now to check the forecast-- the morning fog will eventually burn off and we'll see mostly sunny skies and highs near 80.
Partly cloudy overnight with lows around 60.
The five day forecast is calling for lots of sun through Friday....with scattered showers returning this weekend.





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[8-11VEA-SOA]


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Citizens will soon have the opportunity to voice their opinions about how crucial S-O-L scores will be.
Meanwhile, Virginia's largest teachers' group is urging the State Board of Education to stay flexible regarding test scores.
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[SUPER=03-Richmond/File Tape]


The Virginia Education Association says board members are right to be more lenient in how S-O-L test scores are used to judge schools and students.
Some of the changes in the accreditation standards came from a new advisory group.
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[IN Q=This is a big]

((CHERI JAMES/VIRGINIA EDUCATION ASSOC.: THIS IS A BIG CHANGE TO WANT TO GET INPUT AND FEEDBACK FROM EDUCATORS NOT JUST AT THE K-12 LEVEL, BUT THERE ARE HIGHER ED ON THERE, REPRESENTATIVES FROM BUSINESSES, AS WELL AS PARENTS. SO IT'S AN ADVISORY BOARD. THIS STATE BOARD IS SEEKING ADVICE.))
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[OUT Q=seeking advice.]
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The V-E-A says it's worried that former state board members, appointed by former Governor George Allen, will push the board back to a more strict set of standards.


[8-11Promisekeepers]


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[WRITER=ssm]
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They'll be coming by the thousands to Lynchburg this weekend.. Christian men looking to recommit themselves to their faith and their families.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


The first of 16 national Promisekeepers events will kick off Friday night at Liberty University's Vines Center.
A massive stage has been erected inside, and extra seating is being made available to accomodate the crowds.
Organizers have also had to recruit an army of volunteers to help with the event.
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[IN Q=It just doesn't]

((JIM WHITAKER/ORGANIZER: IT JUST DOESN'T HAPPEN OVERNIGHT.. HELP WITH ALL THAT.))
[SUPER=01-Jim Whitaker/Organizer]
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[OUT Q=with all that.]
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Whitaker expects a capacity crowd of 85- hundred men to attend.
Every hotel room within sixty miles of Lynchburg has been booked for weeks.
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[8-11Hull's-Angels]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AMCutins]
[WRITER=tha]
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To drive- in movie buffs.... some local fundraisers really ARE angels....
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co.;]


The group, which calls itself HULL'S Angels, formed last year to raise money to renovate and reopen Lexington's only drive- in theater.
Since then, the non-profit organization has raised about 20 thousand dollars.
And members say if the donations keep coming in they hope to reopen Hull's Drive- in in July.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It's very]

((JANET GORE/HULL'S ANGELS MEMBER: IT'S VERY SPECIAL, I LOVE HISTORY AND THIS IS VERY HISTORIC, I'M NOT THAT OLD, 36, BUT IT'S BEEN HERE FOR A LONG TIME AS LONG AS I CAN REMEMBER.))
[SUPER=01-Janet Gore/Hull's Angels Member;]
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[OUT Q=can remember.]
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[VO-NAT]


The group says it needs funds for additional renovations, upkeep and monthly bills.
The group is also raising money to eventually buy the business.
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[8Weather]


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Turning to weather once more this morning....
Fog will give way to sunshine with highs this afternoon near 80.
Partly cloudy overnight, with lows cooling into the upper 50s and low 60s.
The five day forecast is calling for lots of sun through Friday....with scattered showers returning this weekend.




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