Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom - Showers and fog will give way to partly sunny skies today. Highs will be in the 80's. Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has details coming up in just a couple of minutes.
A three-year-old is dead after a car accident in Rocky Mount last night.
State police say driver Tyrone Helms lost control of a Honda Civic traveling west bound on Route 6-19.
That's when police say the Honda struck an oncoming Mazda.
Three year-old Tyriek (TIE-reek) Hill of Rocky Mount was a passenger in the Honda - he was pronounced dead at the scene.
State Police report there was NO seat belt restraining the child.
The crash occurred shortly after 9 p-m.
He wanted to be free of control . . . but now he is facing possible life in prison.
A Bedford County teenager claims he killed his father and attempted to kill his stepmother because they were too controling -
Yesterday in Bedford County Circuit Court, 17- year- old Eric Martinez (MAR-tin-nez) pled guilty to killing his father and attempting to kill his stepmother.
Prosecutors say Martinez planned the killing, and discussed it with friends. They offered no deal in exchange for his guilty pleas.
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((RANDY KRANTZ/PROSECUTOR: HE MADE THE DECISION WAY AHEAD OF TIME. HE THOUGHT IT OUT. HE PLANNED IT OUT. HE EVEN TRIED TO ENLIST THE AID OF CLASSMATES TO HELP CARRY OUT A MURDER. AND THE SERIOUSNESS OF THIS CANNOT BE UNDERSTATED, OR OVERSTATED FOR THAT MATTER.))
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Martinez could face life in prison when he is sentenced in the Fall.
The man charged with kidnapping his wife and children testified yesterday that he did NOT kidnap anyone.
Glenn Dexter Powll insists that his estranged wife was free to leave at anytime - but she could not take the children.
She testified Monday that Glen Powell arrived at her mother's home in Salem with a loaded 9-millimeter pistol, threatening to kill her and her step father.
Powell testified yesterday that he "didn't go in there and pull a gun on anyone." He said the pistol remained in a pouch and they would not have seen it.
When the judge asked Powell why he cut the phone wires before going in the house, Powell said it was something he'd seen on "MacGyver," the A-B-C television series that aired in the late 80's.
The case is expected to go to the jury today.
Two teenage girls missing from the Presbyterian Children't Home in Wytheville have been found.
Wytheville Police say one of the girls' fathers found them at home and took them back to the facility.
Meanwhile, four Boy Scouts reported missing from the National Scout Jamboree near Fredericksburg have also been found.
Authorities say the scouts from Tanzania turned themselves in to Washington police Monday night and are seeking asylum.
Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom - Expect a partly sunny day with highs in the 80's. Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has details coming up after the news.
First Union and SunTrust are pulling out all stops in their quest to buy Wachovia.
And some unorthodox advertising is the next step for the banking giants.
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((HEY LINDA, WHEN YOU EXPANDED THIS RESTAURANT, DID YOU EVER CHANGE THE RECIPE FOR YOUR APPLE PIE? NO.))
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((DROP INTO ANY SUN TRUST BANK AND WHEN THEY ASK, HOW CAN WE HELP YOU? TELL THEM.))
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Neither bank would say how much money was spent on advertising, but they'll find out if it worked on Friday.
That's when Wachovia shareholders will decide who the bank should marry.
First Union shareholders voted by an overwhelming majority yesterday in favor of the merger.
SunTrust officials say the First Union offer is way too low.
Layoffs may be on the way for Elizabeth Arden.
The plant in Roanoke was sold to a New Jersey-based cosmetics firm.
Employees say they spent yesterday and Monday in meetings regarding possible layoffs.
No word yet on how many.
Sources say some employees have been given the option to rejoin the production facility by becoming part of the Manpower employment agency.
Many of the Elizabeth Arden employees at the facility are already contracted through Manpower.
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The final dish has been served at a Roanoke County restaurant.
Steak and Ale closed its doors to customers Monday night.
Managers began cleaning out the restaurant yesterday.
Company officials say the business was not bringing in enough money.
Metro Media Restaurant group says it's looking at all 100 Steak and Ale's to figure out which ones are not meeting sales expectations.
Officials say this particular Steak and Ale's financial situation was NOT helped by a food- contamination incident there in March last year.
Metro Media also owns Bennigans, Ponderosa and Bonanza.
The romance of the silver screen is being framed for the public this weekend thanks to a Floyd County couple.
John and Mary Peluso own the only 70-milimeter outdoor home theater in Virginia and perhaps in the nation.
The two say they got a great deal on the system from a Chicago theater.
On Saturday they're showing Lawrence of Arabia, a three and a half hour classic, for free.
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((JOHN PELUSO/FESTIVAL HOST; IT'S PROBABLY ONE OF THE 10 BEST FILMS EVER MADE AND WE LOVE IT. MARY PELUSO/FESTIVAL WE LOVE MOVIES AND WE LIKE LIVING HERE AND ITS A NICE SETTING TO DO THIS.))
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[SUPER=01-Mary Peluso/Festival Host; :06]
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This is the third year the Pelusos have held the film festival.
Previous films were The Fugitive and Men in Black.
Next year they're considering Hitchcock.
Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom - Partly sunny skies will brighten things up a bit. Temperatures should reach the 80's. Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has details coming up in a few moments.
Expect delays if you plan to travel on Interstate 5-81 this morning.
Roanoke police say there are two accidents, possibly more, on northbound 5-81 at the entrance ramp on Elm Avenue.
Authorities say they were dispatched to the accidents just about 25 minutes ago and traffic IS backed up.
Election officials from all over Virginia got a look yesterday at the latest in new voting machine technology.
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((JENNIFER CURLEY/VOTING MACHINE VENDOR: BUT WHAT IT DOES PREVENT IS THAT IT PREVENTS ANY KIND OF ERROR IN VOTER INTENT. NO ONE IS INTERPRETING THE VOTER'S VOTE BUT THE VOTER. I THINK THAT'S THE KEY ATTRIBUTE TO THIS SYSTEM.))
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Virginia's Board of Elections organized a trade show for voting machine companies from around the nation to show off their latest machines.
State Elections Board Secretary Cameron Quinn says some state and federal money may be available soon in Virginia to help localities buy the new machines.
But she has NO desire for all Virginians to vote on the same machine, because that could increase the chances of machine tampering.
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((CAMERON QUINN/VIRGINIA BOARD OF ELECTIONS: WITH THE ADDITIONAL PUSH OF FLORIDA IN THE LAST FEW MONTHS, THERE ARE A LOT OF NEW CHOICES... A LOT OF OUR LOCALITIES HAVE BEEN WAITING... WANTING TO BE SOLD IN THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA.))21
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All the new voting machines on display eliminated paper ballots.
But one printed a receipt for a voter to be able to look back later on how they actually voted.
A new wave of Mark Warner ads is on the way.
The Democrat says he will run T-V ads in all six media markets around Virginia from now until election day.
Republican Mark Earley says he's NOT worried.
Earley says his campaign will raise enough money to get his message out.
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((MARK EARLEY/R-CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR: YOU CAN'T BUY SOMETHING UNLESS YOU THINK PEOPLE ARE SELLING SOMETHING AND I DON'T THINK VIRGINIANS ARE GONNA SELL THE GOVERNOR'S MANSION. IT'S GONNA BE MORE ABOUT IDEAS AND VALUES THAN IT IS ABOUT MONEY.))
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((LARRY SABATO/UVA POLITICAL ANALYST: YOU ABSOLUTELY CAN BUY ELECTIONS. VOTERS CAN BE BOUGHT. VOTERS DON'T PAY ENOUGH ATTENTION NOT TO BE BOUGHT.))
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Sabato says the high-tech multi-millionaire won't spend anywhere near the 63 million dollars of his own money that New Jersey Senator John Corzine spent last year.
Warner's donated just under 800 thousand dollars to his own campaign this year.