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Good morning, I'm Marya Jones...... it is going to be hot and humid today with the possibility of some showers... Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner has your complete outlook in just a few minutes.





[7-11Roanoke-murders]


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Authorities are looking for the man now charged in the Hurt Park triple homicide.
They have also made an arrest in the Towers Mall shooting.
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Police issued an arrest warrant for 31-year-old Askia Shabazz, also known as Jermaine Darnell Poindexter.
[SUPER=04-May 5]


Shabazz faces three counts of murder and one count of arson in connection with the May 5th fire at the Hurt Park Housing Development.
25-year-old Alice Diane Jackson and her two young sons died in that blaze.
Shabazz is formerly of Northwest Roanoke but is believed to have fled Virginia.
He now faces the possibility of three life terms.
Police have been looking for him since early May.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/April 19]


Kip Lamont Walker was arrested yesterday in Lexington for the Towers Mall murder.
20-year-old Ronald Steven Clark of Blue Ridge was shot on April 19th in the mall parking lot.
Walker is being held without bond in the Roanoke City jail.
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[7-11Dooley]


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A Roanoke woman came forward to face charges in the murder of her elderly mother.
82-year-old Edna Dooley was found dead last month in her home in Northeast Roanoke.
Police say she died from blunt force trauma.
Her 47-year-old daughter, Cindy Countess, has been charged in her death.
Countess was living with her mother at the time.
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((ALICE EKIRCH/ASST. COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: I'M NOT AT LIBERTY REALLY TO DISCUSS ANY OF THE FACTS IN THIS CASE BUT IT'S SAFE TO SAY THAT IT WILL BE A COMPLICATED INTERFAMILY SITUATION.))
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Countess turned herself in to Roanoke police shortly before 6:00 yesterday evening.
She was released on her own recognizance and is awaiting trial.

[7-11City-Council]


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Mandatory water conservation could go into effect in the next few weeks for Roanoke City...
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[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;]


Yesterday, the level of the city's main reservoir was 24-point- one feet below the spillway.
Mandatory restrictions will take effect when the level reaches 26 feet, but city manager Darlene Burcham says the city continues to stress voluntary conservation.
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((DARLENE BURCHAM: WE'VE JUST ALL GOT TO BE BETTER CONSERVATORS OF WATER, AND HAVING VISITED THE WEST COAST, THE THINGS WE ARE ASKING PEOPLE TO DO ARE VERY MILD IN COMPARISON TO WHAT THEY LIVE WITH YEAR IN AND YEAR OUT. AND WHILE WE HAVE SIGNIFICANT CONDITIONS HERE, THEY'RE NOT NEAR AS BAD AS SOME OF THE STATES NORTH OF US ON THE EAST COAST.))
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Work on the new Crystal Spring Water Plant is slightly ahead of schedule, but it won't be completed soon enough to help with the current deficit.
The city is also moving forward with plans to drill new wells.
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Good morning, I'm Marya Jones...... temperatures will be reaching into the 90's today... Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner has your complete Tuesday outlook coming up after the news.





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The events of September 11-th have paved the way for new safety measures- and last night the start of an annual event in Virginia took on a new meaning. State police kicking off Operation Roadcheck say they'll be scrutinizing tractor trailers more closely this year than ever.
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[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;]

It's all part of a nationwide program where state police and other agencies team up to inspect as many commercial vehicles as possible. Last night, troopers began random inspections at the Troutville scales on Interstate 81. The troopers are checking the driver's credentials... They're also closely inspecting the rigs-- which can take as long as 30- minutes for each one.
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((TERRY KNOWLTON/STATE POLICE; THESE TROOPERS HAVE TO GO THROUGH EXTENSIVE TRAINING, MOTOR CARRIER TRAINING, AND GET RE-CERTIFIED EVERY YEAR, A VERY SPECIALIZED FIELD.))
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This is a three day event. Today troopers will be joined by the Department of Motor Vehicles and members of the drug interdiction team.
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[45-11Amherst-Ax]


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It was a tense two hours for a highway construction worker who was trapped in his overturned truck yesterday afternoon.
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[SUPER=03-Amherst Co.]

The accident occurred just after four at the site where crews are building the Madison Heights bypass by the James River. Authorities say the driver was hauling water up a dirt road when the vehicle apparently gave out.
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((JIMMY AYERS/AMHERST CO. SHERIFF: THE ONLY THING I UNDERSTAND IS THAT HE WAS PULLING A TANK OF WATER UP THAT HILL AND THE TRUCK STALLED ON HIM AND IT HEADED BACKWARDS AND HE LOST CONTROL OF IT.))
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The truck flipped at least once and landed upside down, pinning the driver in the cab.
He was conscious during the entire 90-plus minutes rescue crews spent freeing him from the vehicle. He was flown to the Lynchburg General Hospital. There's no word on his condition.
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[45-Internet-Libel]


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A Virginia Prison warden is suing two Connecticut newspapers over articles he read about himself on the Internet.
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[SUPER=03-Wise Co./File Tape]


Stanley Young, the warden of Wallens Ridge State Prison, says he was portrayed as a racist in articles about alleged mistreatment of Connecticut inmates who were sent to Virginia.
A three-judge panel is considering whether the case has a place in Virginia or Connecticut.
Young's lawyer told the appeals court that the lawsuit belongs in Virginia because it's where Young's reputation was damaged.
A ruling is expected in several weeks.
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Good morning, I'm Marya Jones...... heat and humidity will be on the rise today... Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner will be along with the complete forecast in just a few minutes.





[8-11Missing-Teen]


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A Smyth County teenager has been missing since the weekend- and police suspect she may be with someone she met over the Internet.
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[no super] 16- year old Chesney Marie Williams of Chilhowie was last seen early Saturday. Police looking into her disappearance fear she may have met someone over the Internet because her computer was disassembled and the contents were erased. Williams has cerebral palsy and is crippled on her right side. Family members say she also suffers from occasional seizures.
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((CURTIS WILLIAMS/CHESNEY'S UNCLE; I DON'T KNOW IF SHE'S MET SOMEONE OVER THE INTERNET AND HAS MET THEM YOU KNOW OR WHAT, BUT THIS IS SOMEONE LEADING HER THIS IS NOT CHESNEY SHE WOULDN'T BE ABLE TO THINK THAT FAST AND PHYSICALLY SHE WOULDN'T BE ABLE TO BE AWAY THAT LONG.))
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Williams does NOT have a driver's license-- but the family's green cavalier is missing. The license tag is Y-S-H 5-0-5-8. Anyone with information is asked to call Virginia State police or the Chilhowie Police Department.
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[8-11Tech-Visitor]


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Changes are being made to some of the academic colleges at Virginia Tech in the near future...
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Yesterday, the Board the Visitors approved a major restructuring plan. Some changes will happen immediately while others will take place over the next year. One major step is breaking The College of Arts and Sciences into two colleges. Tech is also adopting a plan for groups of colleges to work in a consortium. It means they will share things to become more efficient.
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((JOE MEROLA/RESTRUCTURING SR. ADMINISTRATIVE FELLOW; HOW DO WE WORK WITH THE CONSORTIUM HOW DO YOU WE TAKE ADVANTAGE OF COMMONALTIES TO SHARE GRADUATE PROGRAMS TO SHARE UNDERGRADUATE ADVISING TO SHARE PERHAPS SOME RECRUITING EFFORTS TO SHARE FACILITIES A LOT OF THESE DIFFERENT COLLEGE HAVE A LOT OF THE SAME NEEDS FOR SCIENTIFIC EQUIPMENT PURCHASES.))
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Merola says sharing has the ability to save money but that the restructuring plan is NOT a result of this year's budget cuts. He says the plan has been in the works since last fall... that it's to increase efficiency and help Tech reach its goal of becoming a Top 30 research institution. But the Board of Visitors did address the budget yesterday... it approved the numbers... which include about 24-million dollars in required cuts.
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