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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom - Three H's are in control today- it's going to be hazy, hot and humid with highs in the low 90's. Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has details coming up in just a couple of minutes.


[7-Drowning]


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The body of a Lynchburg man who drowned overnight in Leesville Lake was found about an hour ago.
The Bedford County Sheriff's department says two men went fishing around midnight. One jumped in for a swim and disappeared.
The man's body will be sent to the medical examiner. Authorities are still investigating.

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We have one business related announcement to pass along this morning. First shift employees of Federal Mogul in Blacksburg are not to report to work today due to a power outage. However, all maintainance, electricians, and salaried employees should report as usual. Second shift employees should plan to report as usual, but they should call for updates.


[7-11Summerlin]


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15-year-old Lee Summerlin was arraigned yesterday on abduction charges. The teen allegedly drove the van the morning Jennifer Barker disappeared.
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The trio was found by Franklin County authorities on Friday in Rocky Mount. According to Barker, Dewey Summerlin was sent to jail several times for stalking her. She says the latest incident was Dewey's way to get revenge.
But Summerlin's step daughter paints a different picture of the relationship. Angie Harmon says Barker played mind games with Summerlin and her 15 year old brother was caught in the middle.
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((ANGIE HARMON: I SERIOUSLY COULDN'T BELIEVE HE COULD BE DOING THAT AND IF HE DID I KNOW HE WAS FORCED INTO DOING THAT THERE'S NO WAY HE WOULD HAVE DONE SOMETHING LIKE THAT.))
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[OUT Q=something like that.]
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Lee Summerlin was ordered by the judge to remain at Coyner Springs Juvenile Detention Center where he is under suicide watch.

[7-11Bedford-Schools]


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Bedford County school officials are progressing in the decision about the future of Jefferson Forest High School.

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Superintendent Jim Blevins has been authorized to contact architects interested in studying what should be done with the aging high school. Sometime in early August, an architect would then be selected to proceed with a course of action. One option being considered is renovating Jefferson Forest high, but others say a new high school is needed.
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[IN Q=It is gratifying]

(( JAN KONIOWSKY: IT IS GRATIFYING AND REASSURING TO KNOW THAT YOU HAVE DEALT WITH MANY OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES AT JEFFERSON FOREST IN THE PAST FEW MONTHS AND I THANK YOU FOR THAT BUT WITH ALL THAT IS BEING DONE TO PRESENTLY ELIMINATE THE MOLD AND VENTILATION PROBLEMS THE FACT REMAINS THAT WHEN THE HIGH SCHOOL REOPENS IN THE FALL THE FACILITY NEEDS AT JF AS BROUGHT FORWARD BY OUR COMMITTEE WILL STILL EXIST. ))
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[OUT Q=will still exist.]
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Superintendent Blevins also weighed in on the issue last night. He says he believes a new high school is needed.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom - Break out the lemonade and sunblock today - it's going to be a hot one with highs in the low 90's. Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has details coming up.




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Officials have found the body of a Lynchburg man who drowned overnight in Leesville Lake.
The Bedford County Sheriff's department says two men went fishing around midnight. One jumped in for a swim and disappeared.
The man's body will be sent to the medical examiner. Authorities are still investigating.

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We have one business related announcement to pass along this morning. First shift employees of Federal Mogul in Blacksburg are not to report to work today due to a power outage. However, all maintainance, electricians, and salaried employees should report as usual. Second shift employees should plan to report as usual, but they should call for updates.


[45-11Missing-Man]


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An Alzheimer's patient missing from a Lexington nursing home was found dead.
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The body of 86-year-old Herman Bennett was discovered dead in a field yesterday afternoon .. one mile away from Mayflower Nursing Home in Lexington.
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Authorities discovered the body on a tip from a local resident.
Police do not believe foul play was involved.
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[45-11L'burg-Murder]


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The death of an Amherst couple is the result of an apparent murder suicide.
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Police were called to the Virginia Employment Commission around 7:30 yesterday morning after someone spotted a man lying in the parking lot.
Authorities found 33-year- old Anthony A. Revely dead from an apparent self- inflicted gunshot wound to the head.
His 35- year- old wife Patricia was found shot to death in a nearby pickup truck.
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[45-11Murder-Arrest]


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In Bedford County, authorities say they finally have some answers to a six- year- old murder mystery.
42-year old Roy Denver Sluder was arrested Friday in High Point, North Carolina and charged with killing his estranged wife in June of 1995.
Loria Sluder died of a gunshot wound to the head inside her husband's mobile home near Goodview.
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[45-11-Memorial-Bedford]


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New management is taking over Bedford's hospital today.
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Carilion Bedford Memorial Hospital is now jointly owned by Carilion Health System and Centra Health. Officials with both organizations signed the necessary paperwork this morning. They say the union will allow the hospital to better serve the community and grow certain services like the cardiac rehabilitation program, orthopedics and gastroenterology. They also hope to set a new standard in the usually competitive medical industry.
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((HOWARD AINSLEY/HOSPITAL ADMINISTRATOR: WHEN YOU HAVE LESS DUPLICATION OF EFFORT, TRULY THE COMMUNITY AND PEOPLE IN GENERAL BENEFIT SO, THAT'S GONNA BE TRUE IN THIS SITUATION WHERE WE'RE GONNA PUT THE SWORDS DOWN AND WORK TOGETHER RATHER THAN FIGHT.))
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[OUT Q=and work together rather than fight.]
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The facility's now goes by the name Bedford Memorial Hospital. Officials say no staffing changes are planned.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom - Find a way to keep cool today - expect temperatures in the low 90's. Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has details coming up in your forecast.




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About two hours ago - authorities found the body of a Lynchburg man who drowned overnight in Leesville Lake.
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The Bedford County Sheriff's department says two men went fishing around midnight. One jumped in for a swim and disappeared.
The man's body will be sent to the medical examiner. Authorities are still investigating.

[8-Federal-Mogul]


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We have one business related announcement to pass along this morning. First shift employees of Federal Mogul in Blacksburg are not to report to work today due to a power outage. However, all maintainance, electricians, and salaried employees should report as usual. Second shift employees should plan to report as usual, but they should call for updates.


[8-11Thomas]


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Jeffery Allen Thomas has been sentenced to die in less than a year.
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At a formal sentencing hearing in Pulaski yesterday, Judge Colin Gibb ruled Thomas will be executed for the murder of Tara Munsey. The decision follows a jury's recommendation in March for capital punishment. Munsey's mother, Kitty Irwin, testified yesterday that she's opposed to the death penalty and that she doesn't want to see Thomas killed.
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((KITTY IRWIN/VICTIM'S MOTHER; TARA WAS FULL OF LIGHT AND BEAUTIFUL/AND MY FAMILY.))
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The defense will be back in court on Friday to argue a third motion. Attorneys are looking for a penalty of life in prison without parole instead of death.
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[8-11Bane]


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A jury cleared a Roanoke businessman accused of acting as a building contractor without a license.

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Philip Bane disputed the notion that he planned to build 11 houses on Autumn Lane.
Last night, a Roanoke jury found Bane NOT guilty of operating without a license ...though an investigator testified Bane told HIM he WAS a licensed contractor.
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((HE SAID HE WAS THE BUILDER, THE ONE IN CHARGE. HE TOLD ME HE WAS THE CONTRACTOR.))
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Bane denied he ever made such a statement. The Autumn Lane property was in his wife's name, Bane testified, and he was simply acting on her behalf.
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((I DID VERY LITTLE. IF I WAS AT THE JOB SITE AND SOMEONE NEEDED SOMETHING, SURE, I WOULD DO DOWN AND GET DRINKS. DID I ACT AS A REPRESENTATIVE FOR MY WIFE? CERTAINLY.))
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The house Bane built on Autumn Lane has been the subject of numerous legal proceedings, including a civil suit h(-------------) e filed against News 7 over a story we did a year ago.