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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... More of the same - warm temperatures and sunshine will brighten up your Tuesday. Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have your entire forecast in just a few minutes.





[7-11L'burg-Murder]


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Lynchburg police have not yet made an arrest in connection with a murder over the weekend.
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44-year old Karen Williams East was found dead in her home Saturday morning..
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she'd suffered several stab wounds to the chest.
East was a secretary for the Lynchburg Hillcats baseball club the last seven years.
Co-workers and family members gathered for a vigil outside her home yesterday.
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[IN Q=She was like]

((RONNIE ROBERTS/LYNCHBURG HILLCATS ASST. GM: SHE WAS LIKE A SISTER TO A LOT OF US AND LIKE A MOTHER TO A LOT OF US AND WE'LL MISS HER TREMENDOUSLY PERSONALLY AND OF COURSE WE'LL MISS HER TREMENDOUSLY ON THE PROFESSIONAL SIDE BECAUSE SHE DID SO MUCH FOR THE ORGANIZATION AND SHE LOVED BASEBALL AND SHE LOVED THE ORGANIZATION AND PUT HER HEART AND SOUL INTO IT.))
[SUPER=01-Ronnie Roberts/Lynchburg Hillcats Assistant Manager]
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[OUT Q=soul into it.]
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East's husband is in custody for violating a protective order not to have contact with her, but he has "not" been charged with her murder.
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[7-11Pulaski-Fire]


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A Pulaski couple lost their home to fire yesterday.
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Joanne and Travis Akers say they smelled smoke shortly after starting their gas grill on the back porch.
The couple quickly left and called firefighters from a relative's home next door.
The Pulaski Fire Department responded to the home on "Fink Farm Road"
No one was injured but the house had some 40-thousand dollars in damage.
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[7-Danville-Charges]


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Four Danville sheriff's deputies may be spending time behind bars. They were indicted yesterday on charges of having sex with female inmates at the city jail.
A grand jury handed down felony charges against Doyle Matthew Cook, Junior, Ernest Vernon Carter, the third, Marvin Everettt Riggins, and Steven Martin Terry.
State police investigators say the alleged misconduct took place between July and August of last year.


[7-11Neuhs]


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Police say a Roanoke businessman paid 500-dollars in a scheme to have his wife killed.
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48-year-old David John Neuhs (NEWS) was arraigned on charges of conspiracy to commit capital murder yesterday morning.
State police say he gave a man a pistol and instructed him to kill his wife, Teresa Ann Neuhs, who lives in Franklin County.
Police say Neuhs paid the man 500-dollars after he'd been TOLD she was dead. She was NOT harmed.
Neuhs is the owner of D-and-T Trucking.
Police say he and his wife were separated and going through a divorce and property dispute.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom. More sunshine today..with just a slight glimmer of hope for rain. Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the forecast, coming up.





[45-11Jefferson-Forest]


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Students at Jefferson Forest Hight School have until the end of the day to clean out their lockers.
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The school will be open today until 4 P-M for students to pick up books and other belongings. They'll get a 3-week break before resuming classes at Forest Middle School May 21st. The change is the result of a hazardous mold found called Stachybotrys growing in some classrooms. Air quality testing is being conducted this week to determine the extent of the contamination. Final exams at Jefferson Forest have been canceled. Graduation will go on as scheduled June ninth.
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[45-11Carver-SOL]


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Preparations for the S-O-L's have some Henry County students focusing on Social Studies -
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Seventh Grade students at Carver Middle School are studying nothing but social studies for a two week period.
The cram session is designed to better prepare students for the upcoming S-O-L test on history.
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((DEAN RANDALL/PRINCIPAL: HISTORY/SOCIAL SCIENCES IS MY LOWEST AREA. SO I WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT WHEN MY STUDENTS WENT INTO THE TEST THAT THEY FELT AS CONFIDENT AS POSSIBLE.))
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The principal argues students are still learning the basics even though the emphasis is on social studies.
For example, when it comes to economics kids are learning about graphs which can be tied to mathematics.
Teachers will emphasize history, economics, civics, and world geography through today.
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[45-11Patrick-County]


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There could be a tax incentive for High School drop outs who get their G-E-D in Patrick County.
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That's just one idea from the organization called the Patrick County Education Foundation.
It will also provide financial aid to graduating seniors who want to attend a 2 or 4 year college.
It's the brain-child of former Governor Jerry Baliles.
He hopes a boost in education will bring a much needed boost in business.
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((JERRY BALILES: EDUCATION IS INCREASINGLY THE ENGINE THAT DRIVES THE AMERICAN ECONOMY AND A PROGRAM OF THIS TYPE IS REQUIRED IN ORDER FOR THE COUNTY TO ATTRACT THE NEW GROWTH OF THE FUTURE.))
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Next year's graduating seniors will be eligible for financial aid.
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[45-11Tech-Provost]


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Virginia Tech has announced it's new chief academic officer.
Mark McNamee was named University Provost yesterday after beating out two other finalists for the job.
In August he will be responsible for all undergraduate, graduate, off-campus and research programs at the school.
McNamee has spent the last 25-years at the University of California Davis as a dean, department head and professor.

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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom. Isolated thunderstorms will bring the only chance of rain today..otherwise warm and sunny. Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner will be along shortly with the forecast.





[8-11Jefferson-Forest]


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What's typically a last-day-of-school ritual is happening several weeks early at Jefferson Forest High School
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The school will be open today until 4 P-M for students to clean out their lockers. They'll get a 3-week break before resuming classes at Forest Middle School May 21st. The change is the result of a hazardous mold found called Stachybotrys growing in some classrooms. Air quality testing is being conducted this week to determine the extent of the contamination. Final exams at Jefferson Forest have been canceled. Graduation will go on as scheduled June ninth.
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[8-11Stachybotrys]


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An allergist says parents should not panic if their children were exposed to the mold, Stachybotrys.
But those who have pulmonary or other respiratory problems may feel the effects more.
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((DR. LUIS MATOS/ASTHMA & ALLERGY CTR. IT'S AN IMMUNE REACTION --NOT AN ALLERGY REACTION. THEY CAN HAVE HYPER SENSITIVITY..... WHICH IS AN INFLAMMATION OF THE LUNGS. THEY USUALLY START OFF FEELING FLU LIKE SYMPTOMS ACHES AND PAINS))
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There is a risk of cancer associated with long term exposure to the toxins that the mold produces.
Matos says there is no specific way to link someone's symptoms with the fungus --unless you have severe pulmonary complications.
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[8-11Rotunda-Fund]


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You can help Longwood College re-buid some of his historic buildings that burned down last week.
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The Ruffner Complex and Grainger Hall were destroyed by the blaze. Soon afterwards the school started receiving offers of contributions to help. The result is The Rotunda Fund. If you'd like to donate money to Longwood College you can send checks made payable to the Longwood College Foundation, Incorporated. Be sure to specify the money is for the Rotunda Fund.
Officials at the college say the rotunda will be rebuilt.
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[8-History-Domain]


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In the past, the government estsablished easements on private property for public roads.
The property owner had to maintain the road and pay taxes on it-- even though he couldn't use the land for anything else.
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That was BEFORE the state routinely condemned the land, paid the property owner and TOOK it for public use... in the "public domain."
It's one of the lesser known facts we've turned up in researching the history of "eminent domain."
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Judge George Honts knows the historic documents stored in the county courthouse as well as anyone.
He also remembers growing up in Botetourt County where land-owners like his own father held title to part of route 43, but couldn't use it.
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((IT WAS ALMOST A BADGE OF HONOR TO BE INDICTED IN BOTETOURT COUNTY FOR NOT KEEPING A ROAD UP. EVERY CITIZEN IN BOTETOURT COUNTY WAS INDICTED AT ONE TIME OR ANOTHER FOR NOT KEEPING THE ROAD UP. VERY FEW OF THEM WERE EVER PROSECUTED.))
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Keith Humphry will have more on the HISTORY of eminent domain tonight on News 7 at SIX as our month- long series (------------)continues.