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Good morning, I'm Marya Jones...... it's going to be another hot, hazy day ...
Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner has your complete holiday forecast coming up right after the news...





[7-6Benzenhafer]


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A Botetourt County woman is heading to prison after admitting she she sold drugs to a teenager who overdosed and died...
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24- year- old Melanie Benzenhafer (ben-zen-HAFE-er) pled guilty to second degree murder yesterday in Botetourt County Circuit Court. She admitted selling the prescription pain-killer Lortab to Brian Osborne, her 17 year old neighbor, in January. Osborne was found dead of an overdose the next day. Benzenhafer was sentenced to two years .. one in prison, another in a boot camp and work-release program. Prosecutors say the conviction sends a message that people who sell drugs to juveniles who overdose will be prosecuted for murder.
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[7-11County-Body]


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Authorities say that a 54- year- old Roanoke man who's body was discovered by fishermen Tuesday night apparently committed suicide...
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The medical examiner's office reports the victim suffered multiple traumatic injuries consistent with a high fall. The body was discovered by fishermen around ten Tuesday night beneath the Blue Ridge Parkway bridge over the Roanoke River. County police concluded all facts were consistent with suicide.
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[7-11Hillsville-Fire]


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Fire severely damaged a chuch in Hillsville.
Officials say the steeple of the First Baptist Church of Hillsville was struck by lightning around Four yesterday afternoon.
Fire quickly spread to the sanctuary, and destroyed the roof and steeple.
Fire crews used a ladder truck to save classrooms, and the newer part of the church.
Nobody was injured, and there is no dollar amount of the damage.

[7-6-Church-Riot]


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Police had to use pepper spray to break up a near- riot in a CHURCH Tuesday night. Now a Lynchburg minister and his wife are facing charges.
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Authorities were called to the White Rock Baptist Church on Florida Avenue around 7 to break up a fight among several members of its congregation.
The church-goers apparently were voting on whether to remove their pastor, Reverend Antoine Edwards, the Third.
Police say Edwards punched two people during the melee.
His wife is also accused of assaulting a police officer.
The Edwards' could not be reached for comment.
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Good morning, I'm Marya Jones...... another chance for some scattered afternoon thunderstorms today...
Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have more in your forecast coming up in just a few minutes....





[45-6-C'Burg-Ax]


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Speed is being blamed for a fatal accident in the New River Valley yesterday...
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Officials say a woman was driving this car at speeds up to 70-miles an hour on Roanoke Street, when she lost control.

Her Thunderbird struck a wrecker in the parking lot of Robert's Towing. The 55-year-old woman was pronounced dead at the scene; her identity is being withheld until her family is notified. The owner of Robert's Towing says his wrecker will be out of service for weeks. No one else was injured.
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[45-11Clark-Family]


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A Franklin County band is moving forward with its plans to declare bankruptcy. The six brothers that make up the Clark Family Experience were in a Roanoke courthouse yesterday...
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The brothers say they owe more than 700-thousand dollars to their record company, management and other creditors, and they don't have adequate income to pay those debts.
Yesterday, they acknowledged they want out of contracts they signed four years ago.
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((AUSTIN CLARK: SIGN HERE, WE'LL PROMISE YOU THIS, WE'LL GET YOU THAT. THE ALBUM HASN'T EVEN COME OUT . HOW ARE YOU SUPPOSED TO MAKE MONEY OR ANYTHING IF THEY WON'T EVEN PUT IT OUT.)) ((LORI THOMPSON/CURB RECORDS' ATTORNEY: I THINK ULTIMATELY IT'S GOING TO BE DETRIMENTAL TO THEIR CAREERS AND CERTAINLY WE WOULD HAVE PREFERRED THAT THEY HAD APPROACHED CURB CONCERNING THEIR CONCERNS UNDER THE CONTRACT INSTEAD OF TAKING THIS COURSE WHICH THEY DID KIND OF OUT OF THE BLUE.))
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Two years after going into the studio to record their first major album, the project is still on the shelf. It is now scheduled for release on August 20th.
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[45-11July-Fourth]


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Organizers promise festivities will be better than ever this year for Roanoke's Fourth of July celebration...
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The annual fireworks show will follow a day of entertainment, including The Roanoke Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, AND the Clark Family Experience..
Buses will shuttle people to Victory Stadium from the parking lots at Virginia Western Community College, and the Williamson Road garage downtown.
Spectators will not be allowed to bring their own fireworks-- this year that means no sparklers..
Tonight's fireworks display is expected to be better than ever..
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((LES FAIR/FIREWORKS TECHNICIAN; THEY HAVE A BIGGER VARIETY, LARGER SHELLS IN THE SHOW, A BIGGER PRE SHOW WITH ADDED SET PIECES AND GROUND LEVEL DISPLAYS.))
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Last year 28-thousand people attended the show -- this year organizers say they're expecting more than 30-thousand.
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Good morning, I'm Marya Jones...... another heat wave hits the region- but some thunderstorms could spark later today.... Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner has your holiday forecast coming up....





[8-11Kilgore-Scam]


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A new telephone scam is hitting Virginia.
Attorney General Jerry Kilgore is warning consumers of the scam that uses his office's name.
Kilgore says a Christiansburg man got a call from someone who said he was working for the attorney general's office and looking into credit card theft.
The caller told the Christiansburg man that his card had been fraudulently billed 479-dollars and he would have it removed.
First, however, the caller sought the victim's checking account number to help cover the fraud until the office could take care of the fraudulent billing.
The Christiansburg man declined and checked with the attorney general's office.

[8-11Barr-Labs]


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One local company is celebrating a major expansion thanks to a booming pharmaceutical market...
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Yesterday- Barr Laboratories dedicated its new 7-million dollar warehouse and quality control lab at its facility in Forest.
The additional 150-thousand square feet will help create up to 75 new jobs.
The Bedford County plant was selected for expansion over other Barr operations in Ohio, New Jersey and New York.
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((BRUCE DOWNEY/BARR LABS CEO: I THINK OUR BUSINESS HAS DONE VERY WELL, AND CERTAINLY BECAUSE OF THE QUALITY OF THE WORKFORCE AND THE QUALITY OF THIS FACILITY, WHENEVER WE EVALUATE WHERE TO EXPAND, THE FOREST FACILITY COMES UP VERY HIGH AND SO WE'VE DIRECTED A LOT OF DOLLARS TO THIS FACILITY.))
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Barr Labs produces more than a hundred name-brand and generic medicines.
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[8-11Language-Class]


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A clinic at Radford University is helping a group of children better express themselves...
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An eight-week program at Waldron College uses books to assist kids with language disorders. Participants have difficulty in vocalizing thoughts or they're hearing impaired. They range in age from three to seven. Therapy sessions are done on a group and individual basis. Each week a new book is introduced.
Activities and therapy revolve around its contents.
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((PAT ROSSI/CLINIC DIRECTOR; WE'RE ABLE TO GO BEYOND APPROPRIATE AND ACTUALLY MOVE TOWARD IDEAL THERAPY OR WHAT REALLY IS IN A CHILD'S BEST INTEREST AND THAT WOULD MEAN ONE ON ONE ATTENTION AND TREATMENT PLANNING.))
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Rossi says the kids get to take the books home... That helps them further their progress. The program has four more weeks to go. Morgan Allen says his four and a half year old daughter is already showing signs of improvement.
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