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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom - Hot and humid are the words for the day. Jacey Birch has details coming up in your forecast.




[7-11Lake-Search]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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Divers will continue to search Philpott Lake today for clues in TWO murder cases.
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[SUPER=03-Patrick Co.]


Divers spent nearly seven hours yesterday searching near Union Bridge.
They're looking for evidence in the Ether Adean Smith murder case.
She's the Martinsville woman divers recovered last week.
They're also searching for a missing Nelson County man believed to be in the lake as well.
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[SOT 1:06:29]
[IN Q=We'll keep diving off and on]

((FRANK CASSELL/HENRY CO. SHERIFF: WE'LL KEEP DIVING OFF AND ON UNTIL WE COVERED THIS AREA PRETTY THROUGHLY AND ANY OTHER AREAS THAT WE THINK WE NEED TO DIVE.))
[SUPER=01-Frank Cassell/Henry Co. Sheriff]
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[OUT Q=need to dive]
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Divers are searching in more than fifty feet of water where visibility is just one to two feet.
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[7-11Bramblett]


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Attorneys for Earl Bramblett are pointing fingers at someone ELSE for the Hodges' family murders. But relatives of the 'alternate suspect' are upset that Ben Carr is being labeled as a murderer, since Carr is no longer around to defend himself.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


At a hearing in federal court yesterday, Earl Bramblett's new lawyers argued their theory that Carr could have committed the crime.
At the very least, they say, the prosecutor should have alerted the defense that Carr had said he'd "killed people for a lot less."
Carr's 30-year old son concedes he might have said such a thing, but he refuses to believe his father was involved.
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[SOT 16:53:30]
[IN Q=His name shouldn't]

((NICHOLAS CARR/BEN CARR'S SON; HIS NAME SHOULDN'T BE CARRIED IN THE SAME BREATH AS EARL BRAMBLETT. EARL BRAMBLETT IS A PEDOPHILE AND A MURDERER WHO DESERVES WHAT ULTIMATELY HE HAS BEEN GIVEN.))
[SUPER=01-Nicholas Carr/Ben Carr's Son]
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[OUT Q=what ultimately he has been given.]
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The judge made several comments noting how strong the evidence is against Bramblett, but he stopped short of making a ruling yesterday on the request for a new trial.
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[7-11Graduation-Rates]


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The figures are in - and more Virginia colleges are hitting the mark.
A Norfolk newspaper compiled state figures that show
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91 per cent of U-V-A freshmen in 19-94 got their degrees within six years. The rates for schools in our region are Virginia Tech at 72 per cent, V-M-I with 65, and Radford with 46. [NEXT PAGE]
For private colleges, 88 percent of Washington and Lee freshmen graduated within six years. Three women's schools .. Sweet Briar, Hollins, and Randolph-Macon Woman's .. were all above 60 per cent. [NEXT PAGE]
The numbers were lower for Roanoke, Lynchburg, Averett, Ferrum, and Liberty, which had one of the lowest graduation rates in the state at 30 per cent.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom - Expect partly sunny skies today with a chance for a pop-up storm. Jacey Birch has details coming up in just a few minutes.




[45-6-Medicaid]


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Medicaid was NOT included in the Governor's budget this year -
But since that was never adopted... a change in Virginia Medicaid eligibility has survived and will take effect on Monday.
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[IN Q=Today begins our campaign ]

((VAL MARSH/ALLIANCE FOR THE MENTALLY ILL: TODAY BEGINS OUR CAMPAIGN TO SPREAD THE WORD TO PEOPLE AROUND THE STATE THAT IF THEY HAVE PREVIOUSLY BEEN TURNED DOWN FOR MEDICAID BENEFITS, THEY SHOULD NOW REAPPLY.))
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[OUT Q=benefits, they should now reapply.]
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[SUPER=03-Richmond]


The Virginia Alliance for the Mentally Ill says it doesn't expect the Gilmore adminstration to make much of an effort to get new recipients signed up.
But elderly, disabled, and blind Virginians who earn 80 percent of the poverty level or less may now finally qualify for Medicaid.
People like Chesterfield County's Barbara Marsh.
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[SOT 13:20:34]
[IN Q=I take my new medications]

((BARBARA MARSH/FUTURE MEDICAID RECIPIENT: I TAKE MY NEW MEDICATIONS THAT HELP ME NOT TO BE SO DEPRESSED. THEY JUST WORK BETTER THAN MEDICATIONS I TOOK SIX YEARS AGO.))
[SUPER=01-Barbara Marsh/Future Medicaid Recipient;]
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[OUT Q=I took six years ago.]
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Before this change, Virginia only covered those who earned 37 percent of a poverty level income or less.
That meant as little as 250 dollars a month.
The new qualifying income is 573 dollars for individuals and 774 for couples.

[45-11Orphans-Choir]


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An international choir of orphans is ready to return home after nine months of traveling the world and raising funds.


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[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


The group was sponsored by WorldHelp, a Bedford County charity that distributes food and supplies to needy people worldwide.
The choir gave 175 performances and raised more than a quarter million dollars to help build orphanages back in Nepal and India.
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[IN Q=Our tag line]

((MIKE STEWART/WORLDHELP: OUR TAG LINE FOR OUR CHILD SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM IS 'CHANGING THE WORLD ONE CHILD AT A TIME', AND WE CAN'T CHANGE ALL 25 MILLION OF THEM, WE CAN'T GET SPONSORS BUT WE'RE GOING TO DO THE BEST WE CAN TO GET AS MANY AS WE CAN.))
[SUPER=01-Mike Stewart/WorldHelp]
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[OUT Q=as many as we can.]
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The concert tour also helped attract 16- hundred new sponsors for needy children.
A second choir group arrives in August to start a new fundraising tour.
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[45-11ICS]


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International Cold Storage is leaving Nelson County out in the cold.
The freezer manufacturer canceled its three million dollar plan to move from Albemarle County to Nelson County.
Company officials say a market downturn is responsible.
The deal was expected to generate 21-thousand dollars in tax revenue and 150 jobs.

[8Wx-Headline]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom -Another hot and humid day is in store for today, with a possibility of a few thunder showers. Jacey Birch has the details coming up.




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Virginia's State Police came together in order to try to solve the problem of "racial profiling".
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Colonel Gerald Massengill says he does NOT think "racial profiling" is an institutional problem among Virginia police officers.
But he does think each officer brings "unintended biases" to the job -- which could lead to pulling a black motorist or treating them differently just because of race.
[SUPER=03-Chesterfield Co.]


So more than hundred officers sat in on an all day training session yesterday, sponsored by the office of the Attorney General.
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[IN Q=Quite often, the acts and]

((COL. GERALD MASSENGILL/VIRGINIA STATE POLICE: QUITE OFTEN, THE ACTS AND THE PROBLEMS AND THE CONCERNS THAT HAVE COME OUT OF THOSE STATES WERE GENERATED AFTER THE STOP. THE SEARCHES, AND THE CONDUCT, THE QUESTIONS THAT WERE ASKED, AND THOSE TYPE THINGS.))
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[OUT Q=asked, and those type things.]
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The training was done by the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Officers.
Colonel Massengill says it's just an early step in the effort to end racial profiling.
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[8-Bramblett]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Earl Bramblett's defense lawyers are trying to blame the murder of a family on a dead man. It is now up to the family of Ben Carr to clear his name.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


At a hearing in federal court yesterday, Earl Bramblett's new lawyers argued their theory that Carr could have committed the crime.
At the very least, they say, the prosecutor should have alerted the defense that Carr had said he'd "killed people for a lot less."
Carr's 30-year old son concedes Ben might have said such a thing, but he refuses to believe his father was involved.
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[SOT 16:53:30]
[IN Q=His name shouldn't]

((NICHOLAS CARR/BEN CARR'S SON; HIS NAME SHOULDN'T BE CARRIED IN THE SAME BREATH AS EARL BRAMBLETT. EARL BRAMBLETT IS A PEDOPHILE AND A MURDERER WHO DESERVES WHAT ULTIMATELY HE HAS BEEN GIVEN.))
[SUPER=01-Nicholas Carr/Ben Carr's Son]
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[OUT Q=what ultimately he has been given.]
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Lawyers on both sides declined to comment on the case.
The judge made several comments noting how strong the evidence is against Bramblett, but he stopped short of making a ruling yesterday on the request for a new trial.
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[8-ICS]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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International Cold Storage has frozen the assests of Nelson County.
The freezer manufacturer canceled its three million dollar plan to move from Albemarle County to Nelson County.
Company officials say a market downturn is responsible. The deal was expected to generate 21-thousand dollars in tax revenue and 150 jobs.