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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... it's going to be another scorcher today... so try to stay in airconditioning. Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the complete mid-week forecast coming up right after the news...





[7-2-11County-Body]


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Fishermen discovered a body on a river bank in Roanoke County last night...
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The four were fishing below the Roanoke River Bridge on the Blue Ridge Parkway when they found the body of a white male. Police arrived at the scene around nine thirty last night. They say the man was lying on his back at the edge of the water and appeared to have been there less than a day. Early this morning, police were working to verify the man's identity and how he died. They say it's too soon to say if he committed suicide by jumping from the bridge or if foul play was involved.
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[7-11Roanoke-Body]


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Another body was found earlier in the day in Roanoke City along another part of the river....
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About 4 o-clock yesterday afternoon, officers were running after a man they were trying to arrest near the Roanoke River.
The chase ended abruptly when they spotted a body on the river bank.
The man apparently died in his chair while fishing.
Police aren't releasing his name yet ... but they say he was in his 30s and appears to have died as a result of serious health problems.
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((SHIELA PHILLIPS: WE HAD COME AROUND ABOUT TWO HOURS BEFORE THEN AND THE MAN WAS SITTING THERE FISHING. SO, EVIDENTLY THE POLICE STUMBLED UP ON HIM OR HE HAD DIED OR HAD A HEART ATTACK OR WHAT.))
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The man police were trying to arrest got away.
Officers are still looking for him.
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[7-11Evonitz]


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Authorities say they have new information that links Richard Evonitz to the murder of three teenage girls in Spotsylvania County more than five years ago.
South Carolina investigators say Evonitz confessed to his sister that he had killed someone, and committed many other crimes.
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This was just hours before he took his own life in Florida last week.
Evonitz, though, did NOT identify his victim or say when he supposedly killed that person.
Investigators say he matches the profile of a serial killer, given what they know so far.
A task force is looking closely at Evonitz's life to see if any more clues connect him to the murders of sisters Kristin and Kati Lisk and Sophia Silva.
A search of his apartment and car turned up a newspaper article about the May, 1997 killings of Lisk sisters, as well as handwritten directions to a road near their home.
D-N-A tests are also being done on evidence from the murder scenes to determine if there is a connection to Evonitz.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Once again, expect a heat index near 100.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has more on that, coming up in the forecast.





[45-11-911-Plate]


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Virginians now have a mobile tribute to the victims of September Eleventh...
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The Commonwealth unveiled a new license plate yesterday honoring those who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks and in the war on terrorism.
The widow of the pilot who died when his plane was crashed into the Pentagon received the first plate.
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((SHERRI BURLINGAME/WIDOW; THIS NEW LICENSE PLATE SHOWS VIRGINIANS WILL NOT FORGET THE LIVES THAT WERE TAKEN THAT DAY AND I WOULD ENCOURAGE OTHER STATES TO FOLLOW AND SHOW THEIR SUPPORT.))
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The plate's design came from a Texas artist who created it as part of a makeshift memorial in front of the Pentagon.
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[45-11Marye]


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A special election will allow voters in Northern Virginia to pick a replacement for retiring state senator Madison Marye.
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The 76-year-old cattle farmer and Democratic representative for 29-years has announced his plans to leave the General Assembly. Marye will send Governor Mark Warner his resignation in 60-days. He says he wants to have more time with his family and that redistricting played a role. When the new lines were drawn - the 39th District was moved to Northern Virginia.
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((MADISON MARYE/(D) VIRGINIA SENATOR; ONE PERSON TELLS ME WELL YOUR SUPPOSE TO REPRESENT PEOPLE IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA THEN ANOTHER PERSON TELLS ME I WON'T SAY NAMES BUT YOU JUST STAY WHERE YOU ARE AND YOU REPRESENT THE PEOPLE THAT ELECTED YOU IT'S NOT FAIR TO SOMEBODY IN MY JUDGMENT, IT'S VERY IRRITATING.))
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Marye has a year and a half left in his current term. Attorney General Jerry Kilgore said yesterday that state law is clear that a special election should be held in Northern Virginia...the site of the new district... to fill the seat.
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During his 29 years in the Senate, the colorful Shawsville Democrat championed populist causes like repealing the sales tax on groceries.
Marye was a vocal opponent of former Governor Jim Gilmore's car tax initiative.
The 76-year old cattle farmer is best known for his common sense appeal and folksy references.
Attorney General Kilgore said yesterday that Marye's humor will be missed.
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Governor Warner said yesterday that the Virginia Senate is not only losing a great advocate of higher education but one of the best storytellers.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Hot and humid, with a thunderstorm or two popping later on.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has today's forecast, plus the July 4th outlook, straight ahead.





[8-11FM-Shooting]


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A Roanoke County retirement community is shaken after a 92-year-old man shoots his wife, then kills himself...
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A spokesperson for Friendship Manor says Duane Collier shot his wife in the Health Care Center before turning the gun on himself around nine A-M yesterday. Collier died at the scene. His 91- year old wife, Grace, remains hospitalized with a gunshot wound. Her condition has NOT been released. The couple lived in an apartment in the independent living section of Friendship Manor for several years. But Grace Collier had recently been moved to a private room in the health care center. Employees say when Duane Collier entered her room-- they heard a noise and went in to find the couple. No one else was hurt.
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[8-11City-Water]


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A regional water authority is a realistic goal for the future- but both sides involved say there are still many details to smooth over...
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As Roanoke's water problems have deepened, city and county officials have been meeting behind the scenes.
They say they have reached the conclusion that a regional authority is in both communities' best interest.
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((GARY ROBERTSON/ROANOKE CO. UTILITIES DIR.: I THINK THAT MOST PEOPLE FEEL THAT FOR THE VALLEY AS A WHOLE, THAT IT WILL BE A BENEFIT, BUT IT WILL BE SOME TOUGH THINGS TO WORK OUT TO MAKE IT HAPPEN.)) ((MIKE MCEVOY/ROANOKE CITY UTILITIES DIR.: IT'S KIND OF, I WOULD SAY, SIMILAR TO AN OPTION ON A PIECE OF PROPERTY. YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO BUY IT, BUT THERE ARE SOME THINGS WE'VE GOT TO GET SQUARED AWAY FIRST BEFORE WE CONSUMMATE THE DEAL.))

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Those negotiations could require several months, and it would likely be several years before the two systems are fully integrated.
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[8-11Danville-Jobs]


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A toothpaste tube factory is bringing new jobs to Danville. Governor Warner's office says Essel Pro-Pack will locate its first U-S plant in Danville .. creating 81 new jobs. The company is the world's largest maker of laminated and plastic tubes. The plant in Airside Industrial Park will manufacture toothpaste tubes for a Procter and Gamble factory in Greensboro.


[8-11Va-Unemployment]


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Another part of Southside could use some new jobs in their area.
Martinsville had the highest May unemployment rate in Virginia at 18-point-6 percent.
The Virginia Employment Commission says the statewide jobless rate was four-point-one percent, a slight increase from the April level of four percent.
The May rate was Virginia's highest May jobless level in five years.
Five communities had an unemployment rate below two percent including the city of Lexington and Highland County.

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