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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.. The clouds are out now, but the sunshine will break through later. Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have your complete forcast in just a few moments.



[7-Hudson]


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A Franklin County jury will continue deliberations this morning in the capital murder trial of a teen-aged boy.
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The jury is deciding the fate of 15-Year old Alexander Hudson.
He's charged with capital murder in the death of a 61-year old Rocky Mount man.
Prosecutors say Hudson and his cousin Christopher Dorman and Charlie English used a shoelace to strangle the victim to death on New Years Eve.
The trio then allegedly took more than six thousand dollars from the man and used it to buy clothes.
Defense attorneys say although Hudson used the money, he was just a lookout while the other two committed the murder.
The jury will begin its deliberations at 9.
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[7-11Bernard-Walker]


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He was on the run for almost seven months but now authorities have a Roanoke murder suspect behind bars.
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Bernard Maurice Walker was stopped by Atlanta police Tuesday night driving a stolen car.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/December 24, 2000]


On Christmas Eve last year- -a dispute re-surfaced inside a convenience store on Melrose Avenue when Reaco Hilton entered the Stop and Save Mini Mart.
Hilton is the 18 year old in the light- colored jacket in the upper right picture. Watch for a punch, then a shot fired.
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((OH, NO. OH, NO. HERE WE GO. HEY REACO. BANG. OH!))
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Walker has reportedly alternated his time between Roanoke and Atlanta since the shooting.
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He gave Atlanta authorities a phony name, but Walker's fingerprints indicated he was wanted for murder in Roanoke.

[7-11Vitramon]


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Cutbacks are coming for a local electronics company.
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Vishay Vitramon officials say layoffs are imminent at its Roanoke facility, as well as other plants across the globe.
No word yet on how many of the "300 plus" employees will go, but the company says the facility itself WILL remain open.
Vishay bought Vitramon's 120-thousand square foot facility in Roanoke.
The companies makes parts for IBM and AT&T.
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[7-Flood-Relief]


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Officials say West Virginia flood victims need to register for recovery assistance whether their losses were insured or not.
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[TAKE FS BOARD] FEMA is encouraging all flood victims to call its toll-free registration number which is 1-800-462-9029.
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Meanwhile, officials from FEMA and the state Office of Emergency Services say those who have lost jobs, or suffered income losses as a direct result of the flooding, may be eligible for special federal un-employment compensation. Flood victims should file individual claims at local offices of the state Bureau of Employment Programs.

[WXHeads]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... It's going to be nice day with temperatures hovering in the 80s.
Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have the forecast in just a few minutes.





[45-11Kibble]


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Former Virginia Tech punter and kicker Jimmy Kibble is going to jail.
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[SUPER=04-1999 season]


Kibble was sentenced to six months in jail yesterday morning for having consensual sex with two 16-year olds.
The two girls attended Osborn Park High school in Manassas, where Kibble was working as an assistant football coach.
Kibble was a three- time All-Big East kicker and punter.
He finished his career with the Hokies at the 2000 National Championship game against Florida State.
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Kibble pleaded guilty last month, and apologized for his actions before he was sentenced.

[45-1177-Fatals]


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Authorities have the indentities of the people who died in a car accident on Interstate 77.
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[SUPER=03-Bland Co./Yesterday;]

Authorities say three-generations of the Williams family from Drennen, West Virginia were in the vehicle that caught fire, burning everyone inside beyond recognition.
State Police say 25-year-old Charles Rowland Williams Junior was at the wheel. Passengers included his 45-year old mother Donna Delaine Williams and his two children ages five and three. Tuesday afternoon police say their Southbound vehicle , crossed the median and hit a Northbound car from Ohio. The driver of that car- 60-year-old Renata Richter was also killed.
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[45-11Lake-Search]


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Authorities hope to broaden their search for a missing Nelson County man.
He is believed to be in Philpott Lake.
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[SUPER=03-Patrick Co./Tuesday]


Divers have been concentrating their efforts near Union Bridge.
That's where they found the body of a missing Martinsville woman four weeks ago.
Yesterday, divers brought up a drum like container but there was nothing inside.
The Henry County Sheriff says the search will now switch to other parts of the lake.
It will be at least another three weeks before divers can head back into the water.
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[45-11Rubatex]


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Things seem to be looking good for Rubatex's parent company.
The company seems to be on its way out of the red.
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[SUPER=03-Bedford/File Tape]


R-B-X says its bankruptcy re-organization plan got the O-K from the U-S Bankruptcy court yesterday.
Vice President Tim Bernlohr says the company will have greater ability to increase investments and better position itself for growth.
Rubatex in Bedford has been plagued with financial AND labor problems.
Union and management agreed on a new contract in April after workers spent a year and a half on strike.
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[8Wx-Headline]


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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... Increasing sunshine today with temperatures hanging near the 80s.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have your forecast details in a moment.





[8-6-81-Accident]


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An accident on Interstate 81 sends one man to the hospital.
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[SUPER=03-Hollins]


A tractor trailer fish-tailed and went out of control near the Hollins exit of Interstate 81.
The truck then crossed into the median and crashed into a tree.
State police say the driver of the truck-- Claude Bennett Lucas of Springtown, Texas-- was thrown from the vehicle.
He was airlifted to Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
Police believe the accident was weather related.
But they've charged Lucas with reckless driving and failure to maintain control.
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[8-6-Crew-Walkout]


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There could be a major shortage for Altavista's volunteer rescue squad after nine members resigned their positions this week.
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[SUPER=03-Altavista/February]


The group, which includes four officers, says it's unhappy with the direction the squad is going, according to Crew Captain Ken Gowen.
Gowen told News7 yesterday there's "no chance" he and the others will reconsider.
Campbell County's public safety director, John Larkin, says the county is still looking into ways it can help both sides resolve their differences.
The Lifesaving Crew suffered another setback in February when it was revealed that tens of thousands of dollars in funds were missing.
An investigation into that is ongoing.
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[8-11Mayor-Trash]


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Roankoe Mayor Ralph Smith got a closer look at the Old Southwest neighborhood.. but he did it from the back of a city garbage truck.
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Smith spent yesterday morning assisting veteran employees Barry Price and Angie Simmons.
He helped them empty residents' "big blue" containers and said he's picked up some valuable insights.
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((MAYBE IT'S NEW ON THE TRASH TRUCK, BUT THIS IS THE TYPE OF THING I DID IN MY BUSINESS ALL THOSE YEARS. YOU WENT DOWN AND OPERATED A MACHINE. YOU CAN'T KNOW WHAT THE PROBLEMS ARE UNTIL YOU GET FIRST HAND.))
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Smith says he thinks the city could make some adjustments to its trash trucks, but he told us he doesn't see how the city could improve on the veteran employees he was working with yesterday.
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[8-Flood-Relief]


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State and Federal officials say whether or not West Virginina flood victims' losses were insured .. they should register for recovery assistance.
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[TAKE FS BOARD] FEMA is encouraging all flood victims to call its toll-free registration number which is 1-800-462-9029.
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Meanwhile, officials from FEMA and the state Office of Emergency Services say those who have lost jobs or suffered income losses as a direct result of the floods may be eligible for special federal unemployment compensation. Flood victims should file individual claims at local offices of the state Bureau of Employment Programs.