[7-L'burg-Murder]

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Lynchburg police are hunting for a suspect in a Monday night convenience store murder.
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21-year old Leon Alphonzo Strange was shot to death during a fight inside the Sunshine Market on Lynchburg's Campbell Avenue.
Police are looking for 19-year old Rahmon Rashad Robey.. who they hope will eventually turn himself in.
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[IN Q=What we're]

((LT. WAYNE DUFF/LYNCHBURG POLICE: WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO DO NOW IS TO GET ANY HELP WE CAN FROM THE CITIZENS IN THIS AREA OR ANY OTHER AREA THAT MAY KNOW THE WHEREABOUTS OF MR. ROBEY. IT'S OUR GOAL NOW TO TAKE HIM INTO CUSTODY SAFELY, WE DON'T WANT ANYONE ELSE TO GET HURT.))
[SUPER=01-Lt. Wayne Duff/Lynchburg Police]
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[OUT Q=to get hurt.]
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[VO-NAT]


Robey is a black male, about six feet tall and weighs about 180 pounds.
He's considered armed and dangerous.
Anyone with information as to his whereabouts should contact the Lynchburg police.
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[7-Wood]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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A Knoxville, Tennessee man has been charged with the rape and murder of a Pittsylvania County woman.
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28-year-old Michael Wood was arrested this week and is being held without bond.
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Wood is accused of capital murder in the death of 47-year-old Sandra Oakes two weeks ago.
Oakes was found dead in her mobile home near Blairs
Officials say Oakes and Wood knew each other.
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[IN Q=In the course]

((MAJOR GARY GOODSON/PITTSYLVANIA CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: IN THE COURSE OF THE INVESTIGATION WE FOUND SOME DISCREPANCIES IN A CHECKING ACCOUNT THAT MS. OAKES HAD AND IT LED US TO HIM AS BEING A SUSPECT INVOLVED IN THE CASE.))
[SUPER=01-Gary Goodson/Pittsylvania Co. Sheriff's Dept.]
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Goodson says it appears Wood will not fight extradition.

[7-Rogers]


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A Franklin County man is sentenced to 30 years in prison for killing the man who sheltered him from police.
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Mickey Rogers was a fugitive hiding out in Mike Campbell's trailer after he stole a car. When he heard Campbell was about to report him to investigators, Rogers shot him four times while the victim lay in bed. Campbell had told his sister he was afraid -- but couldn't leave.
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[SOT 11:05:29]
[IN Q=For one thing]

((DIANE MCGUIRE/VICTIM'S SISTER: FOR ONE THING HE'S ON A RESTRICTED LICENSE AND HE KNEW HE COULDN'T GO ANYWHERE. HE WAS RELYING ON ME TO COME DOWN THERE CAUSE ME AND MIKE WERE REALLY CLOSE. I SEEN HIM EVERYDAY HE LIVED -- EVERYDAY -- OR TALKED TO HIM ON THE PHONE EXCEPT THIS PARTICULAR DAY WHEN I MISSED THE OPPORTUNITY TO SEE HIM.))
[SUPER=01-Diane McGuire/Victim's Sister;]
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[OUT Q=to see him]
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[VO-NAT]

Rogers pleaded guilty as part of a plea bargain. His alleged accomplice -- 15-year-old Sarah Edwards -- still awaits trial.
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Let's turn our attention now to the forecast...
Partly sunny and still windy with highs in the low to mid 60s..


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[45-Iron-Gate]


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Tuesday's vote means Iron Gate will keep its town charter. The charter was put on the ballot after questions were raised on whether the town could afford to pay 1 point 5 million dollars of a 12 million dollar sewage treatment plant. The plant must be build by the town and county. Kate Weidaw explains how Iron Gate plans to pay for it.
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[SUPER=01-Alan Williams/Iron Gate Mayor;:20]
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((Iron Gate's personal service is the top reason residents want to keep Iron Gate an incorporated town according to new mayor Alan Williams. Services like trash collection, water, and part time police protection. Williams says the town will find a way to pay its portion of the cost for the new sewage treatment plant.

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((ALAN WILLIAMS: WE THINK IT'S A BIG DEBT TO ASK A COMMUNITY THIS SIZE SO WE'RE GOING TO ASK FOR GRANTS WHETHER IT'S FEDERAL, STATE, OR LOCAL.))
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And Williams says if the town runs into any problems trying to find funding there is an alternative.

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((ALAN WILLIAMS: THIS THING CAN GO ON THE BALLOT EVER TWO YEARS AND THIS POLLUTION PLANT ISN'T TO GO ONLINE UNTIL 2004 SO WE HAVE 4 YEARS IF WE IT'S GOING TO COST THE CITIZENS WE'LL PUT IT BACK ON THE BALLOT.))
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((KATE WEIDAW/REPORTING: AS FOR THE 44 RESIDENT WHO VOTED AGAINST THE TOWN'S CHARTER. THE TOWN MAYOR SAYS HE PLANS TO CONVINCE THEM OTHERWISE. KATE WEIDAW NEWS7.))
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[45-Burruss]


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Employees of the Burruss Company in Galax are out of jobs, insurance and an explanation.
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265 workers from The Burruss Company gathered in a Galax meeting hall to talk about their options.
The company- which makes flooring and dimension components for the furniture industry- shut down unexpectedly last Friday.
It filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Tuesday, citing "unforeseen business circumstances" and the loss of bank credit.
It took employees and local officials by surprise.
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((RAY WAGONER/36-YEAR EMPLOYEE: WE HAD PLENTY OF ORDERS. I DON'T KNOW.))
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((TOM JACKSON/(D) CARROLL CO.: I JUST CAN'T BELIEVE THAT ITS LEGAL OR PROPER PUBLIC POLICY TO LEAVE THESE FOLKS WITHOUT ANY ALTERNATIVE ))
[SUPER=01-Ray Wagoner/36 Year Employee; :00]
[SUPER=01-Del. Tom Jackson/(D) Carroll Co.; :05]
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[OUT Q=any alternative.]
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The workers are eligible for up to 26 weeks unemployment.
The area already has 11 percent unemployment.
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[45-School-Gun]


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A teenager who showed up at Lucy Addison Middle School with a gun has been arrested.
Police say the 15-year-old went to the school yesterday, looking for a student that he'd fought with two weeks ago.
He was told the student didn't go to that school, so he left.
When he came back about an hour later, still carrying the gun, he was arrested.

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Shifting gears again to weather--
Expect some sunshine for your Friday...highs in the 60s.

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[8-L'burg-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=00-45 TC11:30]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation]


Authorities are still searching for the person who killed a man at a Lynchburg convenience store Monday night.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


21-year old Leon Alphonzo Strange was shot to death during a fight inside the Sunshine Market on Lynchburg's Campbell Avenue.
Police are looking for 19-year old Rahmon Rashad Robey.. who they hope will eventually turn himself in.
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[SOT 15:13:56]
[IN Q=What we're]

((LT. WAYNE DUFF/LYNCHBURG POLICE: WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO DO NOW IS TO GET ANY HELP WE CAN FROM THE CITIZENS IN THIS AREA OR ANY OTHER AREA THAT MAY KNOW THE WHEREABOUTS OF MR. ROBEY. IT'S OUR GOAL NOW TO TAKE HIM INTO CUSTODY SAFELY, WE DON'T WANT ANYONE ELSE TO GET HURT.))
[SUPER=01-Lt. Wayne Duff/Lynchburg Police]
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[OUT Q=to get hurt.]
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[VO-NAT]


Robey is a black male, about six feet tall and weighs about 180 pounds.
He's considered armed and dangerous.
Anyone with information as to his whereabouts should contact the Lynchburg police.
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[8-AEP-Lawsuit]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=khu]
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A Smith Mountain Lake developer is catching some heat from American Electric Power...
The electric company says the developer is building boat docks too close to the water line.
A-E-P is asking a federal judge to block J-W Holdings of Forest from building additional slips at Craddock's Creek Cove and Tom's Branch Cove.
The power company says the slips appear inconsistent with the "scenic, recreational and environmental values" of the lake.

[8-Motorsports]


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[WRITER=tte]
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Some students in Southside are really RACING to class, as they work toward a college degree.
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Patrick Henry Community College has designed the only motorsports program in Virginia. Here people learn the mechanics AND the marketing of racing. Ben Harris is pursuing his degree while still in high school.
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[IN Q=There's a lot]

((BEN HARRIS/HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT: THERE'S A LOT OF DIFFERENT FIGURES YOU HAVE TO KEEP UP WITH ON THESE ENGINES. EVERY ENGINEER IS BUILT DIFFERENTLY AND EVERY ENGINE IS DIFFERENT AS FAR AS MEASUREMENTS GO. YOU HAVE TO MAKE SURE EVERYTHING'S RIGHT WHEN YOU PUT IT TOGETHER.
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Teachers train with the pros at Arrington Engines in Martinsville, where graduates may someday work. Or they could hitch their careers to a raceteam.
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[IN Q=There's such]

((STEVE SHEPPARD/MARTINSVILLE SPEEDWAY: THERE'S SUCH A HUGE DEMAND FOR THE EQUIPMENT THAT GOES INTO A WINSTON CUP RACECAR. EVERY WINSTON CUP TEAM, TRUCK SERIES TEAM, BUSCH GRAND NATIONAL TEAM, THEY RUN AN ENGINE FOR JUST ONE RACE OR JUST FOR QUALIFYING. THEY NEED NEW ENGINES EVERY WEEK SO IT'S A STEADY BUSINESS.))
[SUPER=01-Steve Sheppard/Martinsville Speedway;]
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Pros say racing jobs can pay 20 dollars an hour and up.
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[8WEATHER]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=kmc]
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Taking a moment now to see how your Friday is shaping up, weatherwise.
Partly sunny and windy...highs of 60 to 65.


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