[7-Roanoke-Shooting]

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Police are searching for a suspect in a Roanoke car shop shooting.
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29-year-old Rodney Eugene Basham, an employee at "Hot Rods Car Care" and 27 year old Charlene Denise Ramsey were both shot multiple times around 4 p-m yesterday. Both victims underwent surgery at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
Ramsey died a short time later. Basham's condition is not being released .. Police believe the shooter is Ramsey's ex-boyfriend. The man fled the scene - his car was found in Northwest Roanoke last night .. but the suspect is still on the loose.
A murder warrent has been obtained for the suspect. Police are looking for him.
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[7-Franklin-Murder]


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Indictments will be handed down to two suspects in a Rocky Mount murder.
One of the suspects is the victim's son-- 22-year old Charles English. He's accused of murder and robbery.
Police found the body of 61-year-old Ralph English at his home on Anderson Street Saturday night.
The other defendant, 18-year-old Christopher Dorman, is also facing murder and robbery charges.
Authorities have also arrested a 14-year-old boy.
The police chief says all three suspects visited the victim earlier in the day, and some type of struggle took place.
They were arrested the next day near Charlottesville.

[7-Danville-Body]


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Police are still waiting to hear how a Danville man died in the Sandy River.
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Police identified the victim as 34-year old Robert Early Lipford.
Friends of the victim went looking for him and discovered his body just before ten Monday night.
Friends say Lipford ended up there after being chased from Wal-mart Saturday night.
No one from Wal-mart would comment yesterday.
Police are awaiting an autopsy report to find out how Lipford died.
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[7-Jail-Death]


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A heart attack killed a Radford man who was being held at the New River Valley Regional Jail on New Years Day.
51-year-old Kurt Fox had been arrested by Radford Police on New Year's Eve for making false 9-1-1 calls.
They say several times that night, an ambulance took him to the emergency room. Each time he was released in stable condition.
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Fox died 24 hours after he was booked at the regional jail in Dublin.
Jail personnel say Fox was "observed to be drunk" and said he had epilepsy.
The next day, nurses noticed him gasping and rushed him to the hospital.
A jail spokesman says autopsy results show Fox had a heart attack.
No one could be reached at the medical examiner's office.
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Taking a break now from the news to check the forecast--
Sunny and warmer...with highs climbing into the low to mid 40s...


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[45-School-Construction]


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Lynchburg residents won't have to foot the bill to pay for millions of school repairs over the next ten years.
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State lawmakers, school board members and city councilmen say they've come up with a formula to pay for better schools without raising taxes.
Most of it involves some belt- tightening in the city and school board budgets.. and Lynchburg says it will have to borrow the rest.
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((SEN. STEVE NEWMAN/R-LYNCHBURG: THIS IS NOT A PERFECT PLAN. IF YOU'VE STUDIED THIS LIKE BONNIE HAS AND OTHERS IN THIS ROOM, YOU MIGHT FIND SOMETHING THAT YOU DON'T LIKE ABOUT IT. BUT I THINK WORKING TOGETHER, IT'S THE BEST THAT WE COULD COME UP WITH THAT WILL SUPPLY 85 MILLION DOLLARS IN CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS TO THE SCHOOLS.))
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[OUT Q=to the schools.]
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Lynchburg voters had rejected a plan in November to pay for school repairs by raising the state sales tax.
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[45-City-Council]


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Roanoke City Council has requested a progress report on Henry Street redevelopment, after some members raised concerns about the pace of improvements there.
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Council voted to extend a contract with the Roanoke Neighborhood Development Corporation for another six months, but not before some members questioned the amount of progress on the project.
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((ALVIN HUDSON/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL: I SUPPORTED IT. I STILL SUPPORT IT, BUT I THINK THERE SHOULD BE SOME ACCOUNTABILITY ON HOW OUR MONEY'S BEING SPENT.)) ((LINDA WYATT:THE FOLKS WHO WERE DOING THE PROJECT STARTED FORWARD IN GOOD FAITH TO DO WHAT THEY NEEDED TO DO, WHAT THEY WERE SUPPOSED TO DO, ONLY TO FIND OUT SOMEONE PUT ANOTHER STUMBLING BLOCK IN THEIR WAY AND SAID NO THAT'S NOT WHAT WE MEANT.))
[SUPER=01-Alvin Hudson/Roanoke City Council;]
[SUPER=01-Linda Wyatt/Roanoke City Council;]
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[OUT Q=not what we meant.]
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Yesterday's meeting marked council's return to a renovated meeting room on the fourth floor of the Municipal Building.
The make-over was the first major renovation since the council chamber was completed in 1967.
The cost of the project was just over 250- thousand dollars.
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[45-Robb-Senate]


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Chuck Robb says he was ready to pass the torch of his Senate seat before the last election got underway.
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In an interview with the Associated Press, Robb says he tried to coax two other Democrats into taking on former Republican Governor George Allen.
The 61-year-old Robb says he checked with other Democrats because he didn't want to die in office.
He declined to release the two Democrats' names.
[SUPER=03-Richmond/November 7]


George Allen will be sworn in as Virginia's junior senator today.
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Let's turn to the forecast again--
Finally, warmer weather is coming.
We'll see highs in the low to mid 40s under sunny skies.


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[8-Roanoke-Shooting]


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One victim is dead, another is in the hospital after a multiple shooting at a Roanoke car shop.
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29-year-old Rodney Eugene Basham, an employee at "Hot Rods Car Care" and 27 year old Charlene Denise Ramsey were both shot multiple times around 4 p-m yesterday. Both victims underwent surgery at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
Ramsey died a short time later. Basham's condition is not being released .. Police believe the shooter is Ramsey's ex-boyfriend. The man fled the scene - his car was found in Northwest Roanoke last night .. but the suspect is still on the loose.
A murder warrent has been obtained for the suspect. Police are looking for him.
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[8-Jail-Death]


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After his arrest for making phony 9-1-1 calls, a New River Valley Regional Jail inmate dies.
On New Year's Eve, 51-year-old Kurt Fox called for an ambulance several times.
Each time he was released in stable condition.
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Fox died 24 hours after he was booked at the regional jail in Dublin.
Jail personnel say Fox was "observed to be drunk" and said he had epilepsy.
The next day, nurses noticed him gasping and rushed him to the hospital.
A jail spokesman says autopsy results show Fox had a heart attack.
No one could be reached at the medical examiner's office.
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[8-County-Supervisors]


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A longtime member of the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors is again taking over the reins as chairman.
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Yesterday, the board elected Cave Spring Supervisor Fuzzy Minnix to serve a one- year term as chairman.
Minnix is a republican who's held the position twice before- during his ten years on the board.
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((FUZZY MINNIX: I'M A CONSENSUS BUILDER AND PROBABLY WHEN YOU SERVE WITH THE GROUP, THE MORE YOU CAN AGREE ON, AND WORK TOGETHER ON, THE BETTER OFF YOU'RE GONNA BE.))
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Catawba Supervisor Butch Church will serve as vice-chairman for the next year.

[8-Agee]


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Although he's never been called "Your Honor", a former delegate has won a seat on Virginia's Court of Appeals.

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Former Delegate Steve Agee was sworn in as one of the state's nine Appellate judges.
He's comes to the job without any experience as a judge.
He takes his place on the bench after 21 years in private practice.
Agee is a graduate of Cave Spring High School, Bridgewater College and U-V-A Law School.
Virginia's Court of Appeals convened in Salem yesterday to welcome its newest member.
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Once again, here's your mid- week forecast..
Sunny and warmer today with a high of 40 to 45 this afternoon...


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