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The Franklin County Sheriffs' department has arrested two people for possessing the car of of 18 year old Leslie Rae White. Now they're trying to determine if the two are responsible for het murder. Her body was found in a junked car in Floyd County Monday.
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Last night, police arrested 25-year-old William Housman and 34-year-old Beth Markman at this home on Sally Ridge Road in Franklin County. Police say the couple is from Pennsylvania, but was staying with friends. Officials say they have reason to believe Housman and Markman were involved in the murder of 18-year-old Leslie Rae White, because they were seen in the victim's jeep within a day of the discovery of the body.
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((THROUGH AN INVESTIGATION IN OTHERWORDS, WE HAD WARRANTS FOR THE TWO INDIVIDUALS WE ARRESTED TONIGHT THAT WE CAN PUT IN POSSESSION OF THE VICTIM'S JEEP EARLIER IN THE WEEK.))
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Right now the couple is charged ONLY with possession of a stolen vehicle, but the Franklin County Commonwealth Attorney is reviewing the case. Housman and Markman are being held at the Franklin County Jail.

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Meanwhile, more information is unfolding about the victim, Leslie White.
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She grew up in East Waterford, Pennsylvania. Now white ribbons adorn the streets there in her memory. She was studying photography at a nearby community college. One friend - who doesn't want to be identified - told reporters in Pennsylvania that White was well-liked by her classmates.
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((SHE WAS VERY NICE, I'M SO SURPRISED ANYBODY WOULD DO ANYHTING TO HER - BECAUSE I NEVER HEARD HER SAY ANYTHING MEAN TO ANYBODY OR ANYTHING.))
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White's parents reported her missing Saturday. Her body was discovered two days later.


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A lawsuit may develop over a Pulaski couple's home that was mistakenly raided by police.
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William and Geneva Summers were awakened at four in the morning last May when armed officers broke down their door.
The officers were looking for drug dealers, but only found two scared people.
Now, their attorney says he can prove the police did not do their research before the raid.
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((TOMMY BAKER: I THINK THERE WILL BE VERY LITTLE DOUBT AFTER ALL THE EVIDENCE HAS GONE FORWARD THAT NOT ONLY WAS DEPARTMENTAL POLICY NOT FOLLOWED BUT THE LAW WAS NOT FOLLOWED. NO KIND OF PROCEDURE AT ALL WAS FOLLOWED.))
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Pulaski's town manager says the search warrant was properly secured -- but that it was based on a drug informant who lied.
The town says it's willing to negotiate to have its insurance company pay the mistakenly raided couple.
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Shifting gears now to weather--
Sunny today with a light breeze and highs in the mid 70s...

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Friends and relatives of Leslie Rae White are trying to cope with her death. The 18-year-old Pennsylvania woman was found dead in Floyd County on Monday. Meredyth Censullo has more.
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((Leslie Rae White grew up in East Waterford, Pennsylvania - a town which prides itself in keeping its children safe. Now, white ribbons decorate the streets, and news of her death streams across the local newspaper.

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((SHE WANTED MY NUMBER SO WE COULD HANG OUT, BUT....))
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White had just started making friends at Harrisburg Community College, where she was a freshman. One friend - who doesn't want to be identified - talked about White to reporters in Pennsylvania.

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((SHE WAS VERY NICE, I'M SO SURPRISED ANYBODY WOULD DO ANYTHING TO HER...BECAUSE I NEVER HEARD HER SAY ANYTHING MEAN TO ANYBODY OR ANYTHING.))
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Monday, White's body was found in the trunk of a junked car in Floyd County, after a man spotted her Jeep nearby. Investigators won't say how she died. In East Waterford, friends remember a poem White wrote - which reads "I wonder where you are right now, wonder if you miss this world and how"... Now friends are wondering the same about Leslie..

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((I JUST MET HER AND SHE WAS REALLY NICE TO ME AND EVERYBODY ELSE.))
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Meredyth Censullo, News7.))[45-Pulaski-Furniture]


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A new day, a new path for laid-off workers at Pulaski Furniture in Martinsville.
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Yesterday was the last day of production.
Two months ago, the company announced the 280 layoffs. Dozens of employees have been transferred to jobs within the company. Some have found work at other furniture places in the Martinsville area.
But there are more than 80 people who are still looking.
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((KATHLEEN BUTLER/WORKED 5 YEARS AT PULASKI: I HOPE I CAN FIND ANOTHER JOB TO WORK AT. I HOPE FOR A BETTER PAY ROLE; A BETTER COMMUNITY WITH PEOPLE AND ALL THAT.))
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((ROBERTA BOLDEN/WORKED 2 YEARS AT PULASKI: I'M GOING TO MISS ALL MY FRIENDS I'VE WORKED WITH. I'LL BE OK FOR A WHILE.))
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((CLORY WITCHER/WORKED 26 YEARS AT PULASKI: I'VE BEEN HERE 26 YEARS. I THANK GOD FOR MY YEARS. I'VE BEEN BLESSED.))
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County officials say there is interest to buy the plant but so far no buyer-
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Let's take another look at the forecast ....
Expect more pleasant Fall weather this afternoon, with sunshine and highs in the 70s...

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Two people are under arrest ... for possessing the car of a Pennsylvania murder victim.
And a search warrant filed in Pennsylvania provides some clues why investigators view the two as suspects for the murder of 18 year old Leslie Rae White.
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Police arrested 25-year-old William Housman and 34-year-old Beth Markman last night at this home on Sally Ridge Road in Franklin County. Police say the couple is from Pennsylvania, but was staying with friends. Officials say they have reason to believe Housman and Markman were seen in the victim's jeep within days of the discovery of the body.
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Right now, the two are charged only with possession of a stolen vehicle, but the Franklin County Sheriff's Department says they are suspects in White's murder .. and a search warrant affidavit filed in Pennsylvania shows why.
According to a Harrisburg newspaper, the affidavit states Leslie White's hands and feet were tied with speaker wire .. similar to wire found in the Pennsylvania home Housman and Markman shared.
The warrant also says the victim's body was wrapped in a tent, and a tent bag and stakes were found in the suspects' home.


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We have more information about Leslie White's background.
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She grew up in East Waterford, Pennsylvania. Now white ribbons adorn the streets there in her memory. She was studying photography at a nearby community college. One friend - who doesn't want to be identified - told reporters in Pennsylvania that White was well-liked by her classmates.
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((SHE WAS VERY NICE, I'M SO SURPRISED ANYBODY WOULD DO ANYHTING TO HER - BECAUSE I NEVER HEARD HER SAY ANYTHING MEAN TO ANYBODY OR ANYTHING.))
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White's parents reported her missing Saturday. Her body was discovered two days later.


[8-6Wheelchair-Lawsuit]


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A disabled man says Lynchburg police don't know how to physically handle wheel-chair bound people charged with crimes.
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Wayne Cunningham has used a wheelchair since he was shot and paralyzed in Viet Nam.
His wife swore out a domestic assault charge against him last month.
Police were helping bring Cunningham into the magistrate's office when he fell out of his wheelchair and broke his neck.
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((WAYNE CUNNINGHAM/DISABLED VETERAN: I HAVE NO ANIMOSITY TOWARDS THE LYNCHBURG POLICE FORCE, LIKE I TOLD YOU, I THINK THEY'RE THE FINEST POLICE FORCE IN THE WORLD. BUT HE JUST DIDN'T KNOW WHAT HE WAS DOING. THEY NEED SOME TYPE OF TRAINING WHERE THEY HANDLE THE DISABLED COMMUNITY.))
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Cunningham's attorney would not comment on a possible lawsuit against the city.
Police officials say the officer was simply trying to help Cunningham when the accident occurred.
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Let's take a break from the news now to check the forecast...
Sunny today with a light breeze and highs near 75...

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