Good morning, I'm Marya Jones - You'll need your umbrella's this morning - but your sunglasses may come in handy this afternoon. Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has your complete forecast coming up.
Gun fire ends a cook- out at a Roanoke apartment complex last night.
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Police were called to Hunt Manor apartments around ten o'clock.
They found 40 year old Keith Anthony Dillard lying in the yard.
Neighbors say Dillard, who had been visiting, was on the side-walk with a gun shot wound to the chest.
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Dillard was taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Witnesses say Dillard had gotten in an argument with a younger man who fled after the shooting.
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Authorities are asking anyone with information to contact Crimeline at 344-8500.
A woman disappeared from a campsite in Rockbridge County this holiday weekend-
Last night her body was found in the Arnold's Valley section.
Divers located the woman's body in Cave Mountain Lake last night-
The Rockbridge County Sheriff's Captain says the 37-year old woman was last seen at a camp ground there Saturday night.
When family members woke up Sunday morning they realized she wasn't there.
Sheriff's deputies used dogs and a helicopter to search the area- but yesterday focused the search on the lake using divers.
The Sheriff's department is not yet releasing the woman's name.
Authorities say they don't know exactly how the woman died- and will await an autopsy report.
A supermax prison in Southwest Virginia has more out of state inmates.
Wallens Ridge State Prison has repeatedly come under fire from families of Connecticut inmates housed at the facility.
Friday six-DOZEN prisoners from the Wyoming State Penitentiary arrived at Wallens Ridge.
The Wyoming inmates were transferred because their state prison is undergoing structural inspection.
Good morning, I'm Marya Jones... Morning showers will give way to sun later today with highs in the mid 70's. Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have your complete forecast in just a couple of minutes.
The Roanoke Valley remembered its own heroes this memorial day.
A ceremony at Greene Memorial United Methodist Church brought out hundreds of veterans yesterday.
Rear Admiral John Summers spoke of the men from western Virginia who died on D-Day, but also many others who gave their lives in World War I, Korea, Vietnam, and other conflicts.
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((JOHN SUMMERS: AND THAT'S WHAT I THINK WE NEED TO GET ACROSS TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. THIS IS JUST NOT MEMORIAL MAY 28TH, 2001. THIS IS MEMORIAL DAY FROM YEARS AND YEARS PAST. MEN THAT SOMETIMES DIDN'T EVEN KNOW WHAT WAR WAS, AND YET GAVE THE COUNTRY THEIR LIFE.))
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The ceremony concluded in Lee Plaza, with a rifle salute, taps, and the placement of a wreath at the Roanoke Valley War Memorial.
Booker T- Washington National Monument officials want the historic landmark to expand - but President Bush and Congress first have to approve the proposal.
The park is looking to buy 15 adjacent acres to protect its view from the expansion of Westlake Corner.
Because the monument is part of the National Park Service, both houses of Congress and the President will have to sign onto the plan.
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Included in the land are approximately 7 acres that were originally part of the Burrough's Plantation, but were left out when the park was established in the 19-50's
Some streams in Virginia may get higher levels of fecal bacteria -
The Department of Environmental Quality has proposed allowing higher levels of bacteria in out-of-the-way waters that people don't play-in or drink from.
The savings would be used to clean-up streams and rivers more likely to be used by people.
Environmentalists worry that the plan means Virginia will create second-class streams that could endanger the public.
D-E-Q's proposal must be approved by the State Water Control Board.
Good morning, I'm Marya Jones - The sun should slowly peek through the clouds today - warming temperatures up into the mid 70's. Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has details coming up.
Lynchburg is honoring five airmen who were killed in a 1943 plane crash in Bedford County.
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A vintage B-25 bomber was part of the ceremonies there yesterday saluting five Army Air Corps men killed in a training mission during World War Two.
Their own B-25 bomber crashed into Sharp Top Mountain in Bedford County in 1943..
A local pastor has spent the past year contacting relatives and raising money for a memorial honoring the crew.
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((REV. JEFF CLEMENS/B-25 MEMORIAL ORGANIZER: AS IN THE AFTERMATH OF ALL WARS, THE FALLEN ARE OFTEN FORGOTTEN, AND THOSE WHO RETURN ARE FREQUENTLY IGNORED. HOWEVER, AFTER 58 YEARS, WE ARE RECOGNIZING A DEBT WHICH WE ARE UNABLE TO REPAY EXCEPT THROUGH A SINCERE SENSE OF GRATITUDE.))
((MIKE SHELTON/BEDFORD MAYOR: WE CAN DO NO LESS LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, IN BEDFORD, VIRGINIA, TO ENSURE THAT OUR COMMUNITY ENSURES THAT THE STORY OF THE B-25 BOMBER AND THESE FIVE ARMY AIR CORPS MEN ARE FOREVER REMEMBERED, THEY ARE NO LONGER FORGOTTEN.))
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Relatives of two of the crewmen attended yesterday's ceremony.
They were honored with proclamations and flags that had been flown over the U-S Capitol.
One of the newborn baby snow leopards at Mill Mountain Zoo has died.
Zoo officials made the announcement yesterday afternoon, .... but say the baby leopard died Saturday.
That's when zoo officials noticed the mother carrying the lifeless cub away from the den area.
Zoo officials say that it's possible the cub was suffocated by its mother or that it died from some other cause.
The remaining two cubs were examined and the veterinarian found them in good health.
They'll be left with their mother... who continues to nurse and care for them.
The cubs were born May 4th.