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A deadly bee hive in Alleghany County is expected to draw expert from Virginia Tech today.
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The bees killed James Downey's pet goat last week.
Downey tried to save the animal who was tied to a tree eating grass when the swarm attacked.
But Downey couldn't get close enough... because the bees turned and attacked him.
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((I DON'T KNOW HOW MANY GOT ON ME BUT I GOT 16 STINGS AROUND HERE AND I MUST HAVE GOT STUNG 40 TIMES.))
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A fireman wearing a protective suit was able to free the goat, who later died.
Experts from Virginia Tech don't believe Africanized killer bees are responsible.
They believe European bees are living in Downey's backyard.
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(( IT WOULD BE A PRETTY BIG JUMP TO HAVE AFRICANIZED BEES MOVE ALL THE WAY UP TO VIRGINIA FROM TEXAS, SO THAT'S WHAT'S LEADING US TO BELIEVE THEY'RE NOT AFRICANIZED AT THIS TIME. ))
[SUPER=01-Eric Day/Virginia Tech Entomologist; ]
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Tests to determine the type of bee responsible... are expected to be completed sometime today.

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NO charges will be filed in an investigation involving former Vinton Lieutenant Bill Brown and the death of his wife.



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Carmel Brown died last August at their home on the outskirts of Vinton.
She was sitting in her vehicle inside the garage. She died of carbon monoxide poisoning.
BILL Brown reported her death to the Vinton Police Department- -where he worked at the time.
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Because of that, County authorities weren't notified for hours.
A release from the county prosecutor's office says "no evidence has been found at this time to contradict the findings of the medical examiner."
The M-E ruled Carmel Brown's death was an accident.


[7-11Heart-Surgery]


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An agreement between Danville Regional Medical Center and Duke University Health Systems will bring open heart surgery to Danville.

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Right now, Danville patients like Vestal Dillard have to travel to Duke whenever a major heart procedure is done.


Hospital officials are proposing a six million dollar state of the art cardiac facility to be built next to Danville Regional.
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((WILLIAM ISEMANN/DANVILLE REGIONAL INTERIM PRES.: THE PATIENT WON'T HAVE TO TRAVEL THAT FAR AND THIS WILL ENHANCE THE PROGRAM HERE.))
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((VESTAL DILLARD/HEART PATIENT: I'D LIKE TO SEE IT DONE HERE. IT WOULD BE BETTER TO GET ANGIOPLASTY OR BYPASS HERE NOT JUST FOR ME BUT FOR EVERYBODY.))
[SUPER=01-William Isemann/Hospital Interim President; :00]
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[OUT Q=but for everybody.]
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The proposed program still needs state approval. If the hospitals get that, it will be between two and three years before the new facility will see its first patient.
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Today is the sixth day Danville police look for a murder suspect.

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40-year old Clyde Scott Pruitt is charged with the shooting death of Chris Gill of Danville.
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Investigators say Pruitt kicked in the door of the Gill's home on Westover Drive and shot him in the chest last Thursday.
Gill was friends with the suspect's estranged wife.
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[45-11Domestic-Violence]


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Bedford County is growing, and with that comes an increase in the number of domestic violence cases each year.
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Now the area's battered women have a new place to turn for help.
The department of Social Services unveiled its new Domestic Violence services office yesterday in downtown Bedford.
With more space, officials say they can handle more clients.
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[SOT 14:06:21]
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((LEIGHTON LANGFORD/SOCIAL SERVICES DIRECTOR: THIS ONE WILL HAVE AN ACTUAL OFFICE FOR OUR DIRECTOR, MISS ST. JOHN, WE'LL HAVE A GOOD RECEPTION AREA, WE'LL HAVE SPACE FOR AT LEAST TWO TO THREE CASE MANAGERS AND AT LEAST ONE OR TWO VOLUNTEERS, SO WE'LL HAVE MORE SPACE AND WE'LL BE ABLE TO PROVIDE BETTER SERVICES TO THE FOLKS AND FASTER.))
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The new offices were funded in part by a 50- thousand dollar state grant.
The county also is looking to establish a shelter for battered women later this year.
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[45Cory-Everson]


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A ladies' gym in Roanoke county will re-open, according to the owner. Meanwhile the owners of a gym across town say they're negotiating to buy him out.
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Cory Everson's locked the doors a little more than a week ago when the air conditioner failed. No warning to the customers except a note on the door, blaming the landlord for not paying for a new unit. But the lease clearly says it's the tenant's responsibility. The landlord says he will not renew the lease with Cory Everson's when it runs out in September.
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((I'D LIKE TO APOLOGIZE ... GOOD CITIZENSHIP.))
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Meantime -- Roanoke's only other ladies' gym is welcoming the new business. The owners of New Fitness say they've been approached by Cory Everson's owner -- to talk about buying him out.
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((RIGHT NOW WE'RE IN NEGOTIATIONS ... WORK OUT))
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[SUPER=01-Karen Carpenter/New Fitness;]
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Cory Everson's has about one thousand members.[45Weather]


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Taking a look at your local forecast, expect mostly cloudy skies with some scattered thunderstorms today. The high will be in the low-to-mid-80's. Tonight, cloudy with some winds, expect a low in the mid-to-upper 60's. Now taking a look at your extended forecast...

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Virginia Tech experts are expected to travel to Alleghany County today to burn a deadly bee hive.
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The bees killed James Downey's pet goat last week.
Downey tried to save the animal who was tied to a tree eating grass when the swarm attacked.
But Downey couldn't get close enough... because the bees turned and attacked him.
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((I DON'T KNOW HOW MANY GOT ON ME BUT I GOT 16 STINGS AROUND HERE AND I MUST HAVE GOT STUNG 40 TIMES.))
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A fireman wearing a protective suit was able to free the goat, who later died.
Experts from Virginia Tech don't believe Africanized killer bees are responsible.
They believe European bees are living in Downey's backyard.
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(( IT WOULD BE A PRETTY BIG JUMP TO HAVE AFRICANIZED BEES MOVE ALL THE WAY UP TO VIRGINIA FROM TEXAS, SO THAT'S WHAT'S LEADING US TO BELIEVE THEY'RE NOT AFRICANIZED AT THIS TIME. ))
[SUPER=01-Eric Day/Virginia Tech Entomologist; ]
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Tests to determine the type of bee responsible... are expected to be completed sometime today.

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Virginia's new Republican leaders in the House of Delegates decided their first duty should not be loosening gun laws... --and the combination of alcohol and guns didn't seem too appealing.
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But they've put a number of gun bills on the docket for review this summer.
A proposal was floated yesterday to partially repeal a ban on concealed weapons in restaurants that serve alcohol.

Gun rights supporters say permitted weapons should be allowed in restaurants where alcohol is NOT the primary focus.
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((DEL. MORGAN GRIFFITH/R-SALEM: I WAS TALKING TO JEWELER IN SALEM... THEY'VE GOT GANGS OF JEWEL THIEVES THAT ARE ACTUALLY GOING INTO PLACES AND STEALING THE JEWELS. AND WHAT THEY LOOK FOR IS SALESMEN. AND THE LAST ONE HE TOLD ME ABOUT WAS ONE WHERE THEY WENT INTO A RESTAURANT, SHOT THE TWO SALESMEN, TOOK ABOUT A HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS IN JEWELRY AND LEFT.))
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But how should restaurants that serve alcohol and bars be distinguished?
The restaurant industry doesn't like the idea of signs on the doors.
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[SOT 14:02:12 ]
[IN Q=That sounds]

((CHICK JORDAN/VIRGINIA HOSPITALITY & TRAVEL ASSOC.: THAT SOUNDS PRETTY CONFUSING TO US. AND WE'RE NOT SURE THAT'S A GREAT MARKETING TOOL FOR A RESTAURANT.))
[SUPER=01-Chick Jordan/Hospitality & Travel Association; ]
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Some gun control advocates say alcohol and guns should never mix -- especially in restaurants where children are dining.
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[Wilder-Debate]


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The debating over the debates is starting to work itself out.
Both Chuck Robb and George Allen have now agreed to a new debate, on September 24th.
Former Governor Doug Wilder will moderate.
The candidates have also agreed to an October 22nd debate moderated by political analyst Larry Sabato.

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Taking a look at your local forecast, expect mostly cloudy skies with a possibility of some storms. The high will be in the low-to-mid-80's. Tonight, cloudy with some winds, expect a low in the mid-to-upper 60's. Taking a look at your extended forecast...

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