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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom - The heat and humidity will stick around again today with a chance of thunderstorms this afternoon. Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has details coming up.




[7-11SCLC]


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Roanoke city officials are investigating charges brought up by the Southern Christian Leadership Conference against the Roanoke Police Department and the Roanoke City Sheriffs Department.
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Board Chairman Jeff Artis told city council the organization has investigated reports that two men were beaten following their arrest for being drunk in public.
Artis says the group wants to bring in the Justice Department.
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[IN Q=We have some questions]

((JEFF ARTIS: WE HAVE SOME QUESTIONS AND WE WANT THE FEDS TO COME IN AND INVESTIGATE AND HOPEFULLY THEY WILL ANSWER OUR QUESTIONS, AND WHILE AT THE SAME TOKEN LOOK AT THE PRACTICE THAT IS AN INSTITUTIONAL PRACTICE HERE IN THE CITY WHERE PEOPLE WHO ARE HOMELESS AND DRUNK IN PUBLIC ARE ARRESTED AND TAKEN DOWNTOWN AND HAVE THE DAYLIGHTS BEAT OUT OF THEM.))
[SUPER=01-Jeff Artis/SCLC Board Chairman]
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[OUT Q=the daylights beat out of them.]
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Roanoke City Manager Darlene Burcham said last night that she has "utmost confidence" in the police and sheriffs departments, but said the city will evaluate the S-C-L-C complaint.

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The family of a man shot by a police officer over the weekend wants to know why the officer opened fire.
It happened on Route 460.
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Frieda Hall says her son Eric was pulled over early Saturday morning.
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co./Saturday;]

Hall says her son questioned Officer Riley Meador (Med-dor) about being pulled over for suspicion of drunken driving and that the officer used pepper spray and hit Hall on the back of the knees. Hall says when the officer came toward her son, he hit the officer with a flashlight.
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((FRIEDA HALL/VICTIM'S MOTHER; HE SAID HE DIDN'T SAY ANYTHING AFTER THAT WHEN I CLUNKED HIM ON THE HEAD THE NEXT THING I KNEW HE JUST PULLED OUT HIS GUN AND SHOT ME RIGHT HERE.))
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[OUT Q=RIGHT HERE]
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Hall has undergone surgery- He's in stable condition at Roanoke Memorial Hospital. The Roanoke County Police Chief says he's awaiting results of a State Police investigation. Officer Riley (Med-or) Meador is on administrative leave with pay.
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[7-11Tazewell-Jobs]


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One hundred new jobs are coming to Tazwell County, thanks to a new call center.
That's good news for the region that was hit hard by last week's floods.
A company called VeriSign Incorporated, a provider of Internet trust services, will establish a call center near Bluefield.
The company secured a 74-thousand dollar grant from the Governor's Opportunity fund for site preparation.

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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom - Hot and humid today with highs nearing 90 degrees. Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has details coming up in just a couple of minutes.




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An accident is backing up traffic on Interstate 81 this morning. State police say the southbound lane is blocked at exit 119 in Christiansburg.
Authorities say a tractor trailer and a truck are involved.
We'll have more information as soon as it becomes available.


[45-11Libertarians]


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You may not recognize one of the THREE candidates on the ballot for governor this fall.
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[SUPER=403-Richmond;]


Bill Redpath is the Libertarian candidate -- the first candidate to petition his way onto the ballot for governor since 1977 -- and the first Libertarian ever on the ballot for governor of Virginia.
His major issue is electoral reform.
He'd elect the state Senate from a slate of candidates from all over the state, based on their issues.
He'd let voters put their own issues on the ballot.
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((BILL REDPATH/L-CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR: WHAT WAS SAID BY POLITIICIANS 35 OR 40 YEARS AGO WOULD NOT PASS -- THEY'D GET BOOTED OUT OF THAT BUILDING TODAY FOR SAYING THINGS THAT WERE STANDARD FARE 35 OR 40 YEARS AGO. AND I THINK THAT THINGS DO CHANGE, THEY JUST CHANGE SLOWLY.))
[SUPER=401-Bill Redpath/(L) Candidate for Governor;]
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[OUT Q=They just change slowly.]
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The Fairfax County financial anaylst has a running mate.
Gary Reams wants to turn the race for lieutenant governor into a referendum on marijuana legalization.
Reams calls his campaign "a reef-erendum."
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[45-11Geisler]


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A G-O-P candidate for the House of Delegates wants to follow in his fathers footsteps - Brett Geisler (Geese-ler) hopes to represent the 10th district in Richmond.
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[SUPER=403-Hillsville;]


Geisler (Geese-ler) announced his candidacy yesterday. The former teacher and volunteer firefighter faces five-term Democrat Ward Armstrong. Geisler's father Jerry is a former member of the General Assembly.
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[45-11Hospital-CEO]


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Danville Regional Medical Center's new C-E-O says he is ready to get down to business.
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[SUPER=03-Danville]


Warren Callaway spent his first day on the job meeting with staff and patients.
He says his biggest challenge deals with an expansion project at the hospital.
Danville Regional is building a new medical center and developing a new open heart surgery program.
Callaway says the reputation and the size of the medical center attracted him to the job.
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[45-11ABC-Sales]


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Virginians are pouring over hard liquor more than ever before -
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[VO-NAT :27]


The Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control reports record sales for the fiscal year that just ended.
Virginia stores sold 382-million dollars worth of liquor -- up 27-million dollars over the year before.
The Governor credits management reforms that make sales more "attractive and efficient" in A-B-C stores.
Better management or just thirsty Virginians -- either way, it means 172 million dollars in annual profit goes into the state General Fund.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom - There is a chance of storms today - some may be heavy at times. Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has details coming up.




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State police say at least three people are believed to be injured following an accident between a tractor trailer and a construction truck on Interstate 81 this morning. The accident happened around 7:30 at mile marker 117, which is near the Christiansburg exit. State police say one Southbound lane is blocked and will stay blocked for some time. We'll have more information as soon as it become available.


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Eight hours. That small amount of time may be what keeps a 15-year-old accused of capital murder out of prison.
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[SUPER=03-Rocky Mount;]


Alexander Hudson was 14 when he was arrested for the robbery and murder of a Rocky Mount man.
Authorities say that on New Year's Eve, Hudson and two friends used a shoelace to strangle 61-year-old Ralph English in his bed.
Hudson's attorney claims the boy's been held too long without trial.
The judge released him from jail to his parents' custody Sunday... just 8 hours past the deadline for a speedy trial.
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[IN Q=If the court]

((CHRIS KOWALCZUK/HUDSON'S ATTORNEY: IF THE COURT RULES THAT HE WAS NOT TRIED WITHIN THE 5 MONTH PERIOD, THEN THE COMMONWEALTH IS BARRED FROM FURTHER PROSECUTION AND THE CASE IS DISMISSED. ))
[SUPER=01-Chris Kowalczuk/Hudson's Attorney;]
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[OUT Q=case is dismissed.]
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Tomorrow, the judge will decide whether Hudson will be prosecuted.
That's when his trial was scheduled to begin.
Prosecutor Cliff Hapgood says that according to case law.. the boy is STILL getting a speedy trial.
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A Danville man faces life behind bars instead of the death penalty after pleading guilty to a Pittsylvania County murder case.

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[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co./July 2000;]


20- year- old Sean Clayborne pled guilty last week to first degree murder in a plea agreement with the Commonwealth's Attorney.
Clayborne was charged with capital murder in the shooting death of Antoine Lamont Jones last July.
Jones was shot ten times including twice in the back of the head.
Clayborne faces life in prison when a judge sentences him on August 20th.
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[SUPER=03-Henry Co./June 26]

A grand jury has indicted a woman accused of killing her four year old son in Henry County.
Brenda Donielle Norman is charged with second degree murder for the death of Stephen Kelly.
At a preliminary hearing last month, the emergency room doctor testified Norman stated "I killed my son."
The medical examiner also testified the boy died of blunt force injuries all over his body.
If convicted, Norman faces five to forty years in prison.
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[8-11Bad-Checks]


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Police in Roanoke are searching for two people with outstanding warrants.
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25-year old Michael Anthony Branch and 31-year old Loretta Lynn Hurt are wanted for obtaining money by false pretense. Police say they used computer-generated fake paychecks to obtain money from several area businesses.
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If you have information on where they are, you are asked to call the Roanoke City Crime Line at 344-85-hundred.

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