Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... A mix of sun and clouds today with temperatures in the mid 80s.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have your complete forecast coming up in just a few moments.
A Grayson County grand jury says there's enough evidence for a local woman to be tried for capital murder.
58-year-old Betty Jean Angeline (An-juh-LINE) was indicted for capital and first degree murder for the shooting deaths of two Independence women.
59-year-old Linda McKnight and 62-year-old Glenda Jenkins were killed earlier this year.
Police will not comment on the motive but say the three were friends.
Angeline waived her right to a preliminary hearing last week and remains in the New River Valley jail awaiting a trial date.
If convicted of capital murder she could face the death penalty.
Several bumper crops of marijuana have been found in Amherst County .. thanks to law enforcement's annual harvest of the illegal drug.
Air and ground crews spent most of the day searching spots where confidential tips indicated there might be marijuana growing.
By early yesterday afternoon, their efforts had turned up more than three dozen fully mature plants, each with a street value of about a thousand dollars.
No arrests were made, but authorities say their investigations continue.
The state police Drug Enforcement Division reports success in other parts of our area as well.
More than 17-hundred plants were discovered in Franklin, Montgomery, Botetourt, Pittsylvania, Floyd and Patrick Counties this summer.
Those plants are said to have a combined street value of one-point seven million dollars.
The seizures will result in six arrests.
The marijuana "eradication effort" peaks in the summer months, when the plants reach maturity and can be seen from the air.
Authorities continue their search for an Amherst County teen who escaped from jail Monday afternoon.
Authorities say 19- year- old Jason Scott Owen slipped out of the jail's recreation yard through a door that had a broken lock.
Witnesses later spotted him in the Madison Heights area of the county, but he hasn't been seen since.
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Owen is believed to be traveling with a 17-year- old girl, driving a faded red, 1989 Ford Festiva with Virginia tags Y-E-Y-9-4-7-9.
Anyone with information should call the Amherst County sheriff's office.
Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... Look for partly sunny skies today with a chance for scattered showers.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have your forecast coming up in just a moment.
An Altavista man was one of two truck drivers to survive a fiery accident on a Pennyslvania interstate Monday night.
State police say three people died in the pile-up near Easton.
Dwayne McCormick of Altavista and Walter Whitfield of Rochester, New York, told a Pennsylvania newspaper that they had to stand by and watch a woman burn to death.
McCormick and Whitfield say they tried to rescue her but were driven back by the flames.
A new memorial to veterans will soon be unveiled in a New River Valley community.
Residents of the Sunnyside-Tom's Creek area of Montgomery County say some 90-veterans live in their community.
All fought in one of the four major wars.
Their names will be inscribed on a six-and-a-half foot centerpiece and two tier memorial located here on Glade Road.
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((RALPH WOODROW LONG/WWII VETERAN; TO ME IT MEANS PEOPLE CARE ABOUT US AND UH THEY WANT TO SHOW APPRECIATION, I THINK ITS A WONDERFUL THING MYSELF.))
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The memorial was made possible by private donations and money from the county.
The official dedication is September 15th.
The president of Roanoke's College of Health Science welcomes the idea of a new medical school in Blacksburg.
The School of Osteopathic Medicine will be built in the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Park, although an official affiliation between the two schools has yet to be determined.
Students will be taught to practice in underserved, rural areas that typically have trouble attracting physicians.
The president of Roanoke's College of Health Sciences agrees with at least one of his students, that the new school will be welcome in the region.
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((MICHELLE FERGUSON/NURSING STUDENT: JUST BECAUSE ALL DIFFERENT ASPECTS OF MEDICINE CAN WORK TOGETHER TO BRING A MORE HOLISTIC APPROACH TO HEALING.))
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The osteopathic school is scheduled to open in fall of 2003.
Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... It's going to be partly sunny today with temperatures climbing into the mid 80s.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have your forecast details after the news.
Senator John Warner plans to be in Roanoke and Blacksburg today to speak with Republicans.
Yesterday, he spent part of his day talking up politics with Virginia coal miners.
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Warner encouraged miners in far southwest Virginia to support clean coal technology.
He also talked about social security.
Warner says tapping into social security is not the way to pay for other programs.
He says the answer is to cut back on congressional spending.
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Next fall, Warner is expected to run for his fifth term in the U-S Senate.
Will Mark Warner snub Doug Wilder?
NO candidate for governor in Virginia would likely want to irritate former governor Doug Wilder.
But fellow Democrat and former Wilder campaign manager Mark Warner is refusing a debate as outlined by Wilder.
Republican Mark Earley has already eagerly accepted.
Wilder thinks our W-D-B-J debate on October 7th is too early for voters.
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Yesterday, Mark Warner said he would accept a debate on the second or the fifth of October.
Wilder's invitation was for October 17th.
No word yet on whether Wilder will move his debate to accomodate Warner.
A conservation group wants to create a 65-thousand-acre wilderness area in the George
Washington National Forest along the Virginia-West Virginia border.
Virginians for Wilderness says the area would stretch from Pendleton County west Virginia to Highland and Augusta counties.
The proposal is still in the conceptual stage and is not yet being studied by the U-S Forest Service.