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A body found floating in the James River over the weekend will undergo an autopsy by a state medical examiner. Several fisherman discovered the body of a white male about 20 feet from the bank near Arcadia Saturday. Authorities still don't know his identity. Botetourt County Sheriff Ronnie Sprinkle says there's no indication foul play was involved in the man's death.


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A motorcycle accident on the Blue Ridge Parkway injured five people.
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It happened around four yesterday in Bedford County. Investigators say they aren't sure why the three bikes crashed. One man taken by helicopter to a Charlottesville hospital. Four other people were taken by ambulance to a local hospital. The extent of their injuries isn't known.
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A Roanoke man was killed after his motorcycle collided with a car. Roanoke Police say 31-year-old James Curtis Minor was seen speeding and ignoring stoplights just after five yesterday morning. A few minutes later, Minor apparently struck a car at the intersection of 11th and Hanover. He was thrown into the car, driven by 41-year-old Donald Lee Stokes. Minor later died at Roanoke Memorial Hospital. Stokes was NOT seriously injured.

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Genetic evidence that could stop the execution of Derek Barnabei may have been compromised, that according to a top Governor Gilmore aide.
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Barnabei is scheduled to die Thursday for the 19-93 rape and murder of a Lynchburg teenager. Friday, Gilmore ordered D-N-A testing of Sarah Wisnosky's fingernail clippings. Counsel for the governor says that evidence was NOT tampered with, but a separate evidence container may have been opened slightly.
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It contained a vaginal swab from the victim. Both pieces of evidence disappeared from a storage area in Norfolk, but were later found.




[7-11Union-Anniversary]


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One year has passed since Rubatex and its union got involved in a contract dispute.
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Yesterday, the Local 240 held a picnic at Liberty Lake Park to thank the community and retirees of the company for standing behind them over the past year.
Even though Rubatex workers are back on the job, they say their new contract is not what the union wanted.
But the Union's President says the whole experience has brought everyone closer together.
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((RICHARD WALKER/UNION PRES.: IT'S SOMETHING WE DON'T WANT TO GO THROUGH AGAIN BUT WE FACED IT AND WE DID THE BEST WE COULD AND WE BELIEVE WE OVERCAME OUR OBSTACLES.))
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John Boyd, the Democratic candidate running in the 5-th district was also on hand in support of the workers.
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Taking a break from the news now to check the Monday forecast....
Partly sunny with a chance of showers today and highs of 80 to 85....
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Roanoke Police say they're still looking for whoever is responsible for vandalizing more than two dozen cars early Friday morning.
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Many residents in Southwest and Southeast Roanoke woke up to find their car windows smashed in and their valuables inside gone.
So far officials have not released any information regarding who might be responsible.
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L.A. Laker A-C Green spent the weekend in Lynchburg. Green spends most of his time away from the basketball courts talking to young people about Christianity. Kate Weidaw caught up him with yesterday.
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((It's Sunday morning, so why are 900 young people at Heritage High School in Lynchburg?
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Well they are here to see basketball but not the local stars, it's A-C Green who's attracting a crowd. But he's not here to perform the skills that have made him a star instead he's sending a message to young people.

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((AC GREEN: JUST MAKE GOOD DECISIONS IS COMES IN SO MANY AREAS OF LIFE BUT IT IS REALLY TRYING TO HELP THEM THINK ABOUT THINGS BEFORE THEY DO THEM.))
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Things like having sex before you're married and other pure pressures that come with being an adolescent. Green says he became a Christian when he was 17 and has abstained from having sex his entire life. The basketball star hopes others will follow in his footsteps, but teenagers say that can be hard to do.

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((SHANNON TABER/11TH LYNCHBURG CHRISTIAN ACADEMY: SOMETIMES IT'S REALLY HARD TO BE A CHRISTIAN BECAUSE EVERYONE IS PRESSURING YOU TO DO DIFFERENT THINGS LIKE DRINK AND SMOKE AND DO DRUGS.))
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Ministers at the Thomas Road Baptist Church put this youth rally together and hope the young people leave with more then just the prizes like bikes and basketballs.

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((BARRY RICE/MIDDLE SCHOOL PASTOR THOMAS ROAD BAPTIST CHURCH: WE'RE HOPING THE KIDS TAKE AWAY FROM THIS THAT THEY CAN LIVE OUT THEIR DREAMS AND THERE IS A GOD THAT LIVES AND WANTS TO KNOW THEM PERSONALLY.))
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And it seems the kids are listening.

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((RONNIE LEE DURRETTE: I'VE BEEN TRYING TO BE A CHRISTIAN FOR A COUPLE OF YEARS AND I'VE BEEN TRYING TO GET RIGHT, THAT'S WHY I CAME.))
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And the rally will be back in March to encourage more young people to do the right thing. Kate Weidaw News 7 Lynchburg.))



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Time again to check the back to work, back to school forecast..
Partly sunny skies, with a chance of showers...

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An autopsy is scheduled on a body that was found floating in the James River over the weekend.
Several fisherman discovered the body of a white male about 20 feet from the bank near Arcadia Saturday. Authorities still don't know his identity. Botetourt County Sheriff Ronnie Sprinkle says there's no indication foul play was involved in the man's death.


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A motorcycle acccident on the Blue Ridge Parkway set five people to the hospital with injuries.
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It happened around four yesterday in Bedford County. Investigators say they aren't sure why the three bikes crashed. One man taken by helicopter to a Charlottesville hospital. Four other people were taken by ambulance to a local hospital. The extent of their injuries isn't known.
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Another motorcycle accident-- this one also involved a car. Roanoke Police say 31-year-old James Curtis Minor was seen speeding and ignoring stoplights just after five yesterday morning. A few minutes later, Minor apparently struck a car at the intersection of 11th and Hanover. He was thrown into the car, driven by 41-year-old Donald Lee Stokes. Minor later died at Roanoke Memorial Hospital. Stokes was NOT seriously injured.

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A top aide to Governor Gilmore says genetic evidence should be re- examined that COULD prevent the execution of convicted killer Derek Barnabei.
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Barnabei is scheduled to die Thursday for the 19-93 rape and murder of a Lynchburg teenager. Friday, Gilmore ordered D-N-A testing of Sarah Wisnosky's fingernail clippings. Counsel for the governor says that evidence was NOT tampered with, but a separate evidence container may have been opened slightly.
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It contained a vaginal swab from the victim. Both pieces of evidence disappeared from a storage area in Norfolk, but were later found.




[8-11Union-Anniversary]


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A year has passed since the contract dispute began between Rubatex and its union members.

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Yesterday, the Local 240 held a picnic at Liberty Lake Park to thank the community and retirees of the company for standing behind them over the past year.
Even though Rubatex workers are back on the job, they say their new contract is not what the union wanted.
But the Union's President says the whole experience has brought everyone closer together.
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((RICHARD WALKER/UNION PRES.: IT'S SOMETHING WE DON'T WANT TO GO THROUGH AGAIN BUT WE FACED IT AND WE DID THE BEST WE COULD AND WE BELIEVE WE OVERCAME OUR OBSTACLES.))
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John Boyd, the Democratic candidate running in the 5-th district was also on hand in support of the workers.
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Before we wrap up this morning, here's another check on your forecast...
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