Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom - You'll want to find a way to keep cool today - Highs will reach the mid 90 's with heat and humidity making itt feel like it's nearly 100! Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has your forecast coming up in just a couple of minutes.
A man who got away from sheriffs deputies is back in custody.
He was captured in Bluefield, West Virginia last night.
22-year-old Curtis Ray Bailey, Junior escaped police custody in Giles County yesterday.
Authorities searched for him with dogs and helicopters for more than three hours yesterday morning before the trail went cold.
The West Virginia man was wanted for probation violations and is a suspect in a Giles County robbery.
Bailey and three others were arrested in the early morning hours yesterday after they led a Narrows Police officer on a chase and ran over his foot.
Curtis Bailey was the only one to escape from custody.
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And Blacksburg Police want to talk to this man.
They believe he has information about a July bank robbery.
He is described as a white male of average build with dark hair.
The man was spotted in blue jogging pants near the National Bank of Blacksburg on Route 460 shortly before it was robbed on July 25-th.
Police are not calling him a suspect but do want to talk to him.
Norfolk Southern and one of its subsidiaries are reaching out to help victims of last months flooding.
Some 200 families who lost their homes will get new ones.
N-S will donate 42 acres of flat land in McDowell County, West Virginia to provide temporary and permanent housing.
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The West Virginia Housing Development Fund, Army Corps of Engineers and Federal Emergency Management Agency will develop the land to house those displaced by July's floods.
Norfolk-Southern is one of several companies blamed by some for last month's severe flooding.
Six lawsuits allege the companies' impoundments and dams failed to contain runoff during heavy rains.
A fish consumption advisory is in effect for carp in sections of the New and Bluestone Rivers.
Department of Environmental Quality tests showed high levels of P-C-Bs.
The NO consumption advisories for carp run on the New River from just north of Radford to the West Virginia line.
The advisory for the Bluestone River runs from just south of Bluefield to the West Virginia line.
Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom - Don't forget your sunscreen and water if you're going outdoors today. It's going to be mostly sunny with highs in the mid 90's. Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has details coming up after the news.
It's an issue many key politicians have yet to take a stand on -
But this morning, a member of Governor Gilmore's cabinet is looking into whether a Norfolk clinic is breaking a new state law banning human cloning.
Secretary for Health and Human Resources Lou Rossiter tours the Jones Institute.
That's the private fertility clinic that made national headlines last month for creating human embryos for research -- with the consent of informed sperm and egg donors.
Now, politicians like U-S Senator George Allen find themselves having to take a stand.
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Kicking off his first R-V listening tour as a U-S Senator, Allen says he's NOT for banning any embryo research.
And he'd even support federal funding for research with discarded embryos left over from "in vitro" fertilization efforts.
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Governor Jim Gilmore and President George Bush have yet to take a stand on the issue.
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mark Warner is going to be hitting the airwaves, along with the campaign trail, at a whole new pace.
It's part of Warner's un- precedented half- million- dollar- a week advertising blitz.
The new 30- second commercial highlights two health care programs Warner's charitable foundation started.
Republican opponent Mark Earley is expected to launch T-V ads everywhere except in the expensive northern Virginia market, beginning Friday.
A single-vehicle accident in Roanoke claimed the life of one person last night.
The crash happened around ten near the overpass at Hershberger Road and 581.
State police say the driver, 52 year old Ronald Michael Martin, died at the scene.
His wife and son were taken to the hospital but there's no word yet on their conditions.
State police say the man's wife told them her husband became ill just moments before he lost control of their S-U-V.
At this time-- authorities aren't certain if the man died from his injuries or a medical condition.
Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom - Be sure to stay well hydrated today - temperatures are going to reach the mid 90's under sunny skies and high humidity. Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has details coming up.
The suspect in a Christmas eve murder in Roanoke made his first court appearance yesterday to recieve his trial date.
By the time he got to Circuit Court on the murder charges, Bernard Maurice Walker had quit taunting the victim's family. He just stared at them.
Walker is accused of killing Reaco Hilton in a Roanoke convenience store.
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Thomas has already proven how determined she is. She has worked very closely with police and U-S Marshals to ensure Walker's arrest. He was picked up July 18th in Atlanta. An October trial date has been set.
For the first time since it happened - murder charges have been returned in the case of a Salem man gunned down on Melrose Avenue on July 10th.
TWO men were indicted yesterday by a Roanoke Grand Jury, alleging a conspiracy to commit robbery. Antoine Lamar Thompson faces nine felonies.
A nearly identical indictment was returned against Robert A. Bradburn.
This is the first time Bradburn's name has surfaced in this case.
He's one of three or four suspects in the death of Ryan Fischer.
Lynchburg officials are trying to figure out why a home caught fire TWICE in TWO days.
Firefighters were called out Sunday for a blaze at this home on Craig Street.
Crews had to go back yesterday morning when a passerby spotted smoke coming from the roof.
Authorities say today's fire apparently started in a first floor closet near some heating and ventilation equipment.
The fire marshal says it's possible Sunday's blaze was hot enough to rekindle another fire on Monday.
The cause is under investigation.
Some members of the Virginia Tech football team begin practice today and the recent heat wave is a concern for officials.
They'll be keeping a close eye on the athletes during practice.
Athletic trainers say keeping players fully hydrated is a priority.
An athlete's water intake, weight loss and urine color is closely monitored.
Four certified trainers are on hand at practices which are held early morning and late afternoon to avoid the hottest parts of the day.
Tech Freshman players report to practice today, upperclassmen start Thursday.