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A Lexington historic landmark has burned.
It took firefighters 6 hours to the bring yesterday's blaze at Lexington Presbyterian Church under control. Kate Weidaw explains what happened.
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[7-11Drowning]


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Searchers recovered the body of a West Virginia boy, nearly 20 hours after he drowned in the New River.
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13-year-old Cody Cash was discovered around one by divers.
His body was found on the river floor -- in water about 20 feet deep.
He was only a short distance from the area where he was sucked under by the strong current Monday.
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((JOHN CASEY/RESCUE WORKER: DIVING WORK IS A DOUBLE-EDGED SWORD. IT'S VERY REWARDING BECAUSE YOU'RE CONTRIBUTING TO CLOSURE FOR THE FAMILY, BUT IT'S ALSO NOT AS REWARDING BECAUSE YOU'RE DOING A RECOVERY VERSUS RESCUE OPERATIONS.))
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Cody and his 8-year-old sister went to the river to fish with a 10-year old friend and his mother.
All four got caught in the river's current.
All but Cody were pulled to safety.
About 40 people -- most of them volunteers -- showed up to help with the recovery.
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Taking a look at the forecast... its going to be cloudy today with showers and thunderstorms likely, especially in the afternoon. High near 80. Tonight, we'll have a chance of showers and thunderstorms with lows in the upper 50s.
In the extended forecast... expect cloudy skies, a chance of rain on Friday... and highs in the 80s.

[45-3-Drowning]


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Searchers recovered the body of a West Virginia boy, nearly 20 hours after he drowned in the New River.
13-year-old Cody Cash was discovered yesterday around one by divers.
His body was found on the river floor -- in water about 20 feet deep.
He was only a short distance from the area where he was sucked under by the strong current Monday.
About 40 people -- most of them volunteers -- showed up to help with the recovery.



[45-11Farrakhan]


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The Nation of Islam is giving support to the Sons of Confederate Veterans.
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Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan says Virginia's Confederate History Month is a good idea, because history should be remembered.
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((LOUIS FARRAKHAN/NATION OF ISLAM: WHY SHOULDN'T ROBERT E. LEE'S PICTURE BE HELD HIGH? HE FOUGHT FOR WHAT HE BELIEVED. HE LOST. BUT HE'S AN INTEGRAL PART OF AMERICAN HISTORY. THE CONFEDERATE FLAG IS AN INTEGRAL PART OF AMERICAN HISTORY. WHAT IT REPRESENTED YESTERDAY, IT CAN'T REPRESENT THAT TODAY. WE'RE TOO AWAKE. WE'RE TOO AWARE. SO YOU CAN FLY IT ANYWHERE YOU WANT TO AS FAR AS I'M CONCERNED.))
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Farrakhan was in Richmond promoting his October "Million Family March."
But he told reporters African Americans are wrong to focus on symbols of the past.
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Virginia chapters of the N-double-A-C-P and Southern Christian Leadership Conference are considering a national boycott of the Commonwealth.
The groups say they will mobilize after Labor Day if Governor Jim Gilmore does NOT promise he won't declare another Confederate History Month next spring.

[45-11Casteel]


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A wife's forgiveness is keeping a Floyd County man from going to prison for 15 years.
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Philip Casteel pled guilty last month to attempted malicious wounding.
The former Roanoke County firefighter admitted cutting the brake lines on the family van and letting his wife and children drive away.
They weren't hurt.
Yesterday, a circuit court judge said he was giving Casteel a suspended sentence, because the couple had reconciled.
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[45-11Wythe-Deputy]


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A former Wythe County deputy has been indicted by a grand jury on charges of having sex with a 15-year-old girl.


Trenton Davis is charged with one count of aggravated sexual battery.
Davis resigned from the sheriff's department in May, days after the alleged incident occurred.
Sources say a friend set the deputy up on a date with the teen.
Davis is free on 5-thousand dollars bond.


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Taking a look at the forecast... its going to be cloudy today with showers and thunderstorms likely, possibly heavy at times. High in the 80s. Tonight, we'll have a chance of showers and thunderstorms with lows in the mid 60s.
In the extended forecast... expect cloudy skies, dry weather and highs in the 80s.

I'll be back with another update in half an hour.[8-2-Church-Fire]


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A Lexington historic landmark has burned.
It took firefighters 6 hours to the bring yesterday's blaze at Lexington Presbyterian Church under control. Kate Weidaw explains what happened.
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[8-11Casteel]


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A Floyd County man escaped a 15-year prison sentence because of his wife's forgiveness.
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Philip Casteel pled guilty last month to attempted malicious wounding.
The former Roanoke County firefighter admitted cutting the brake lines on the family van and letting his wife and children drive away.
They weren't hurt.
Yesterday, a circuit court judge said he was giving Casteel a suspended sentence, because the couple had reconciled.
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[8-11Wythe-Deputy]


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A Grand Jury has indicted a former Wythe County deputy on charges of having sex with a 15-year-old-girl.
Trenton Davis is charged with one count of aggravated sexual battery.
Davis resigned from the sheriff's department in May, days after the alleged incident occurred.
Sources say a friend set the deputy up on a date with the teen.
Davis is free on 5-thousand dollars bond.

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Taking a look at the forecast... its going to be cloudy today with showers and thunderstorms likely, possibly heavy at times. High in the 80s. Tonight, we'll have a chance of showers and thunderstorms with lows in the mid 60s. Thanks for watching, I'll be back with more news at noon. In the extended forecast... expect cloudy skies, dry weather and highs in the 80s.