[7-11Pitts-Murder]

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A Pittsylvania County man is in custody after allegedly murdering his own uncle yesterday.
44- year old David Whitehead Hutcherson is charged with shooting and killing 60 year old John Whitehead Motley, near Chatham.

Hutcherson is being held without bond in the Pittsylvania County jail. [7-11Thomas]


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New charges have been filed against the man in custody for the murder of Radford teen Tara Munsey.
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Yesterday, a grand jury indicted Jeffrey Allen Thomas on charges of capital murder during a rape or attempted rape AND unlawful use of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Thomas was arrested and charged with Munsey's murder back in February.
He was a friend of the 16-year-old's family.
At a preliminary hearing earlier this month, a friend testified that Thomas confessed to the murder.
He'll stand trial sometime during the next court term.
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[7-11Barnabei]


[ANCHOR=Joe]
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The rape and murder of a 17-year old Lynchburg girl seven years ago is now prompting defense calls for D-N-A testing ... and Virginia is likely to see many more just like it.
Yesterday's request begins with the beating death of Sarah Wisnosky in 1993.
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((I DIDN'T DO IT...KILL THAT GIRL.))
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Yesterday in Norfolk, Derek Barnabei's (barn-uh-BAY'S) lawyers announced a 50 thousand dollar reward for help finding "the real killer."
They're also asking the state to conduct D-N-A tests on blood samples taken from Sarah Wisnosky's fingernails.
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((SETH TUCKER/BARNABEI'S ATTORNEY: VIRGINIA HAS STATE OF THE ART CAPABILITIES IN TESTING OF NDA. WE DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY IT WILL NOT USE THOSE CAPABILITIES IN THE BARNABEI CASE.))
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((LINDA GOLDSTEIN/BARNABEI'S ATTORNEY: THOSE TESTS WILL BE SCIENTIFIC PROOF. IT WILL NOT BE INFERENCE AND INNUENDO. WE ARE LOOKING FOR THE TRUTH.))
[SUPER=01-Seth Tucker/Barnabei's Attorney; :00]
[SUPER=01-Linda Goldstein/Barnabei's Attorney; :09]
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[OUT Q=for the truth.]
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[TALENT=Joe]
[SS=VA Death Penalty]


Lawyers in the Attorney General's office say they're satisfied there's already enough evidence of Barnabei's guilt.

Also, Virginia's Legislative Black Caucus sent a letter to Governor Jim Gilmore.
The black lawmakers are joining the call for a moratorium on executions in Virginia-- until their fairness can be studied.
However, Governor Gilmore rejected the request. A Gilmore aide said yesterday that the governor believes there are sufficient safeguards to ensure that innocent people aren't put to death.

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Now, taking a look at the forecast.... Expect a partly sunny day today with a chance of showers .... Highs in the upper 80's to low 90's.. Tonight will be mostly cloudy with rain possible...Lows in the upper 60's to 70..
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In the extended forecast, a chance of rain for thursday and friday... with overnight lows in the 60s and highs in the 80s... I'll be back with more news in 30 minutes

[45-6-Henry-Supervisor]


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There's an open seat on the Board of Supervisors in Henry County. And, nine candidates have there eyes set on it...
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Yesterday afternoon the board conducted interviews in open session.
Each candidate had five minutes to speak and 10 more minutes to answer questions from board members.
One person will be appointed to fill the Collinsville District seat.
It's a temporary position, until a special election is held November 7th.
The opening was created by the death of Chairman Jack Dalton who died of cancer in May.
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((MIKE SEIDLE/HENRY CO. BOARD OF SUPERVISORS: WELL, THERE WILL NEVER BE ANOTHER JACK DALTON. WE NEED TO FIND SOMEBODY WHO IS THOROUGHLY INTERESTED IN THE WELFARE OF HENRY COUNTY. MOST HAVE SAID PRETTY MUCH THE SAME THING.))
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[OUT Q=the same thing.]
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A decision will be announced tonight at the regular meeting.

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135 local First Union employees are on the edge of their seats today.....they're waiting to hear if they'll lose their jobs.
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The Charlotte-based company is selling its Money Store and credit card business. First Union operates a credit card service center in Roanoke.
The bank also plans to close more than 80 branches and terminate 600 employees in eastern states. Those closings include First Union banks in Wytheville, Pearisburg, and Staunton.
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[45-11GE]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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In other employment news, more than 500 General Electric workers in Salem are awaiting details on what the company calls its final proposal, offered in contract talks yesterday.
A ratification vote is scheduled for July 6th.
G-E is negotiating with 14 unions representing 40 thousand workers nationwide, including more than 500 at the Salem plant.



[45-11Bell-Atlantic]


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Bell Atlantic employees aren't joking when it comes to wanting a new contract. Communications workers from as far away as Maine came to Roanoke for an informational picket.
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They dressed in black to represent the death of their old contract.
Union employees say the company hasn't followed through with promises of that old contract, which expires in August.
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((WE'RE HERE TO LET THE COMPANY KNOW WE'RE READY TO BARGAIN A GOOD CONTRACT, WE HOPE THEY MEET US AT THE BARGAINING TABLE, AND WE SURELY HOPE THAT WE DON'T HAVE TO STRIKE.))
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The company's C-E-O met with 30 union employees to discuss mandatory overtime, sick-leave, and pension plans.
Union officials say they are pleased with how the talks went yesterday.
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Taking a break from the news now to check the forecast.
Partly sunny today with a chance of showers or thunderstorms.
Highs this afternoon climbing to near 90.
Mostly cloudy overnight, with more rain possible and lows around 70.
Looking ahead to the next five days....we'll keep the possibility of scattered thunderstorms around through Thursday.
But so far, a dry outlook as we head into the long holiday weekend.
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[8-11Thomas]


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The man in custody for the murder of Radford teen Tara Munsey is now facing additional charges.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski/June 9;]


Yesterday, a grand jury indicted Jeffrey Allen Thomas on charges of capital murder during a rape or attempted rape AND unlawful use of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Thomas was arrested and charged with Munsey's murder back in February.
He was a friend of the 16-year-old's family.
At a preliminary hearing earlier this month, a friend testified that Thomas confessed to the murder.
He'll stand trial sometime during the next court term.
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[8-11Barnabei]


[ANCHOR=Joe]
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[WRITER=equ]
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A man is sitting on death row for the rape and murder of 17-year old Sarah Wisnosky of Lynchburg seven years ago.... And, and his defense lawyers insist on his innocence and they are requesting DNA testing to prove it....

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((I DIDN'T DO IT...KILL THAT GIRL.))
[SUPER=03-Norfolk/June 1995]
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[OUT Q=kill that girl.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Norfolk;]


Yesterday in Norfolk, Derek Barnabei's (barn-uh-BAY'S) lawyers announced a 50 thousand dollar reward for help finding "the real killer."
They're also asking the state to conduct D-N-A tests on blood samples taken from under Sarah Wisnosky's fingernails.
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[SOT 12:11:40]
[IN Q=Virginia has]

((SETH TUCKER/BARNABEI'S ATTORNEY: VIRGINIA HAS STATE OF THE ART CAPABILITIES IN TESTING OF NDA. WE DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY IT WILL NOT USE THOSE CAPABILITIES IN THE BARNABEI CASE.))
[SOT 12:21:17]

((LINDA GOLDSTEIN/BARNABEI'S ATTORNEY: THOSE TESTS WILL BE SCIENTIFIC PROOF. IT WILL NOT BE INFERENCE AND INNUENDO. WE ARE LOOKING FOR THE TRUTH.))
[SUPER=01-Seth Tucker/Barnabei's Attorney; :00]
[SUPER=01-Linda Goldstein/Barnabei's Attorney; :09]
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[OUT Q=for the truth.]
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[TALENT=Joe]
[SS=VA Death Penalty]


Lawyers in the Attorney General's office say they're satisfied there's already enough evidence of Barnabei's guilt.

Also, Virginia's Legislative Black Caucus sent a letter to Governor Jim Gilmore.
The black lawmakers are joining the call for a moratorium on executions in Virginia-- until their fairness can be studied.
However, Governor Gilmore rejected the request. A Gilmore aide said yesterday that the governor believes there are sufficient safeguards to ensure that innocent people aren't put to death.

[8-11Beverly]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=khu]
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The couple charged with shooting a man in the parking lot at Valley View Mall last Fall claimed to be running from drug- runners.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/November 1999]


Cass Beverly is a long- distance trucker.
His son told reporters that drug traffickers were after them, because of his Dad's refusal to haul marijuana.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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Now it turns out Beverly had been transporting huge shipments of pot before and since the Valley View incident. Federal agents found 25-hundred pounds of marijuana in his rig March 31st. He's awaiting sentencing in Texas.
DEANNA Beverly will be tried for the Roanoke shooting in August.

[8Weather]


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Time again to check the Tuesday weather outlook--
Partly sunny, with a chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Highs warming into the upper 80s to near 90.
Overnight, the clouds will stick around, with rain possible and lows near 70.
In the extended forecast...we'll keep the possibility of scattered thunderstorms around through Thursday.
But so far, a dry outlook as we head into the long holiday weekend.
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