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Good morning, I'm Marya Jones - Expect hot and humid conditions today with highs near 90 degrees. Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has complete weather details coming up in your forecast.

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A judge will sentence the man convicted of killing Radford Teenager Tara Munsey today.

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In April, a Pulaski County jury sentenced Jeffrey Allen Thomas to die for killing the 16-year-old.
Thomas was a friend of Munsey's boyfriend.
He was found guilty of killing the teenager during an attempted rape last January.
The jury gave Thomas a death sentence even over the objections of Tara Munsey's mother.
Kitty Irwin told jurors she forgave him ... and pleaded with them to spare his life.
She has since been speaking out against the death penalty.
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An Alzheimers patient is still missing from a nursing home in Lexington. Officials received a tip yesterday morning. They searched off route 11 just outside the city, but did not find him.
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The Mayflower Nursing home called police Saturday morning saying 86 year old Herman Bennett was missing. Officials say they've searched extensively for him and now they're starting to worry.
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((MARK RILEY: WE'VE HAD THE TRACKING DOGS OUT TWICE WE'VE ALSO HAD A VIRGINIA STATE POLICE HELICOPTER IN COMBING THE ARE, THE OUTSKIRTS OF LEXINGTON, ANY GENERAL AREA HE COULD REACH ON FOOT ANYTHING LIKE THAT HAS BEEN SEARCHED.))
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[TAKE FULL SCREEN PAGE 1003] Herman Bennett was last seen wearing a green-striped shirt, tan slacks, and a tan-colored hat that says New Jersey.
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[TAKE PHONE NUMBER FS 1004] If you have any information on Bennett - you can call Lexington police at (540) 463 9177.
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Parts of Virginia and West Virginia are dealing with heavy rains and flooding that has killed one person and taken the homes of dozens of others. Yesterday, crews rescued residents who were trapped inside mobile homes that washed away in rain-swollen creeks in Wyoming County. At least one person died after being swept away. Officials say flood waters were so forceful that they ripped out power poles.. and natural gas and sewer lines. West Virginia's Governor has declared a state of emergency in 8 counties there.
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Meanwhile, dozens of people were rescued in Tazewell County after being stranded in their homes. Several businesses and residential areas are under water.
Several bridges were also washed-out, but no injuries were reported.
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The Red Cross opened three shelters in Tazewell County to assist families that were forced from their homes.

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Good morning, I'm Marya Jones - It's going to be muggy today with highs near 90! Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has details coming up.




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Jessika Lewis was remembered last night by friends and family members. The lawn outside Virginia Heights Baptist Church in Roanoke was packed with people who knew her well and some who never met her. The teenager died on Friday from injuries she sustained in a traffic accident one week ago. Kate Weidaw attended the service and has our story.
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((NELSON HARRIS: OUR HEARTS PRAYED THAT SHE MIGHT RETURN TO US WE KNOW THAT SHE HAS BEEN CALLED INTO YOUR PRESENCE.))
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Jessika Lewis was remembered by many as a friend and as a girl that loved to play softball.

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((EMILY NUTT/FRIEND: THERE WILL NEVER BE ANOTHER LIKE HER NO ONE CAN TAKE HER PLACE AND THE THING WE REMEMBER MOST ABOUT HER IS SHE ALWAYS HAD A SMILE ON HER FACE.))
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Pictures of Jessika's smile brought tears to the ones who knew her best. Banners were laid out for messages to be written to Jessika's family as well as the three other teens who are still hospitalized from the July first accident. It all happened after the van 12 teens and two adults were riding in blew a tire on their way back from Myrtle Beach. The van rolled several times throwing Jessika along with three other teens from the vehicle.

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((NELSON HARRIS: WE PRAY SPECIFICALLY FOR BEN WHEELER.))
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((LORD WE THANK YOU THAT HE IS PROGRESSING AND THAT HE IS IMPROVING.))
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((NELSON HARRIS: LORD WE PRAY SPECIFICALLY FOR MARELLA AT MOSES CONE WE PRAY FOR HER INJURY TO HER BACK.))
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((LORD WE PRAY FOR HELEN VANDERGRIFT.))
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((THOUGH HELEN REMAINS IN CRITICAL CONDITION WE KNOW THE FAMILY HAS BEEN ENCOURAGED THIS WEEKEND.))
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To say good bye to Jessika the group let balloons float into the sky as a way of letting go.

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((NELSON HARRIS: WE DO ALL WE CAN BUT ULTIMATELY THESE CHILDREN AND JESSIKA'S FAMILY ARE IN THE ARMS OF GOD.))
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Jessika will be laid to rest on Tuesday. Kate Weidaw News7 Roanoke.))

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Good morning, I'm Marya Jones - The dog days of summer are here - it's going to be another hot and humid day with highs nearing 90 degrees. Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has details coming up.




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The man convicted of murdering Radford teenager Tara Munsey faces formal sentencing today.
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In April, a Pulaski County jury sentenced Jeffrey Allen Thomas to die for killing the 16-year-old.
Thomas was a friend of Munsey's boyfriend.
He was found guilty of killing the teenager during an attempted rape last January.
The jury gave Thomas a death sentence even over the objections of Tara Munsey's mother.
Kitty Irwin told jurors she forgave him ... and pleaded with them to spare his life.
She has since been speaking out against the death penalty.
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Officials are still searching for a missing Alzheimers patient who apparently wandered from a Lexington nursing home.

Officials received a tip yesterday morning. They searched off route 11 just outside the city, but did not find him.
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The Mayflower Nursing home called police Saturday morning saying 86 year old Herman Bennett was missing. Officials say they've searched extensively for him and now they're starting to worry.
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((MARK RILEY: WE'VE HAD THE TRACKING DOGS OUT TWICE WE'VE ALSO HAD A VIRGINIA STATE POLICE HELICOPTER IN COMBING THE ARE, THE OUTSKIRTS OF LEXINGTON, ANY GENERAL AREA HE COULD REACH ON FOOT ANYTHING LIKE THAT HAS BEEN SEARCHED.))
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[TAKE FULL SCREEN PAGE 1003] Herman Bennett was last seen wearing a green-striped shirt, tan slacks, and a tan-colored hat that says New Jersey.
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[TAKE PHONE NUMBER FS 1004] If you have any information on Bennett - you can call Lexington police at (540) 463 9177.
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The General Assembly will begin a short session today to realign Virginia's congressional districts based on the latest Census numbers. The mapmaking session is expected to last about three days. Most observers expect the Assembly to endorse a plan that strengthens the re-election chances of all eleven current members of the congressional delegation.





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A white supremacist from West Virginia is using the information highway to deliver his message of revolution. William Pierce, of Pocahontas County, is using the Internet to promote his recording label, Resistance Records-- a soundtrack for white power.
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Pierce is also the author of the Turner Diaries, and appeared on 60- minutes several years ago. He says his ultimate goal is to have his music label become the world's biggest distributor of resistance music, also known as white power rock. (------------)