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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... another muggy day with temperatures soaring into the 90's...
Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have your weekend forecast coming up in just a few minutes...





[7-5-Triple-Homicide]


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A Halifax man is charged with murdering three of his neighbors over a property dispute.
Authorities say for years, 55 year old James Bryant Hudson has been angry at his neigbhors over some shared property.
But they are not sure what ultimately sparked Hudson to shoot three of them.
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Authorities say the evidence shows that there was a verbal exchange between Hudson and the Cole family before the murders Wednesday evening on Virgie Cole road.
Now Hudson is accused of murdering 56 year old Walter Stanley Cole, his brother 64 year old Thomas Wesley Cole and 55 year old Patsy Ayers Cole.
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[IN Q=Mr. Hudson has never]

((MR. HUDSON HAS NEVER BEEN HAPPY WITH HOW TH RAOD WAS MAINTAINED AND THE FARM HANDS WHO USED THE THAT ROAD WAS ALWAYS A CONTROVERSY))
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[OUT Q=was always a controversy]
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The victims family says this was a sensless crime. Their loved ones were good people who just wanted peace.
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[IN Q=He was very well known]

((HE WAS VERY WELL KNOWN IN THE COMMUNITY... EVERYBODY THAT KNEW THEM LOVED THEM))
[SUPER=01-Jason Cole/Victim's Son]
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[OUT Q=loved them]
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Hudson was taken into custody yesterday afternoon without incident.
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[7-11Hollins-Lawsuit]


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A Georgia family is suing three tire companies over a fatal accident on Interstate- 81 in Roanoke County two years ago.
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Relatives of two Georgia teenagers are asking for more than 4 million dollars in damages.
The teens were riding in the back of a pickup truck, when the tread came off one of its tires.
The truck veered into oncoming traffic at the Hollins exit on Interstate 81.
The accident happened one week before it became illegal for children under 15 to ride in pickup beds.
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[7-6-Drive-By]


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A Roanoke teen was hospitalized following a drive-by shooting Wednesday night.
Police say 15-year-old Jonathan King was standing outside a house in northwest Roanoke when he was hit in the forehead by a gunshot from a passing car.
King was at his grandmother's house on Ferncliff Avenue Northwest.
Another teenager was outside with him.
Relatives said they have no idea who would want to take a shot at either boy.

[7-11Parade]


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Hundreds of motorists cruised up Williamson Road for the July 4-th holiday...
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It was part of the fourth of July parade which began near the Civic Mall and ended in front of Breckenridge Elementary School. This year's Star City Motor Madness featured hundreds of old and new cars decked out in red, white, and blue. The event was a fundraiser for the Virginia Museum of Transportation - which wants to build a classic automotive gallery. So far, a local group has raised about a third of the 1- and- a- half- million dollar price tag.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
One more day of intense heat-- then milder temperatures move in for the weekend.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has a look at the forecast, coming up.






[45-6-Warner]


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State agencies are being encouraged to do more business with minorities and women...
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Governor Warner signed an executive order this week directing state agencies to buy more from businesses owned by minorities and women.
State agencies are already required to submit annual reports detailing their efforts to increase minority procurement.
Warner says the law has been largely ignored.
He is ordering agencies to outline strategies to raise the number of contracts with minority business.
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[IN Q=SMALL AND WOMEN OWNED BUSINESS MAKE UP]
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[OUT Q=TAKING ADVANTAGE OF IT.]
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Last year, less than two percent of all state contracts were awarded to minority enterprises.
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[45-6-Kilgore]


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Attorney General Jerry Kilgore says awareness is the key to preventing domestic violence.
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Kilgore has put together a 43-member panel to educate employers and teachers on how to spot signs of family violence.
The Advisory Council on Domestic Violence will hold forums across the state.
Lawmakers, police officers, health-care workers and former victims of domestic violence make up the panel.
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[IN Q=IT'S A NEW DAY FOR VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE]
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[OUT Q=BUT TO HEAR FROM LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS AND VICTIMS.]
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Kilgore, a former prosecutor, successfully pushed for legislation this year that enhances training for police officers handling domestic violence calls.
The new law also protects women who are sexually assaulted by their husbands.
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[45-6-Phone-Scam]


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The attorney general also says his office is the victim of a telephone scam.
A caller claims to be working for the state and tells victims that they may be involved in a credit card fraud.
They're asked to give a checking account number to cover the loss, and says the attorney general's office will reimburse them.
Kilgore says the state has no such program, and consumers should never give out personal financial information, unless they know who they're dealing with.

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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Hot and muggy today, with a possibility of thunderstorms.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has details, straight ahead in the weekend forecast.





[8-11Halifax-Murders]


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A triple homicide in Halifax County may have been over a property dispute.
James Bryant Hudson is charged with killing three of his neighbors on Wednesday.
As Joy Sutton found out, the suspect and the victims had been neighbors for more than a decade.
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[IN Q=Authorities believe the murders]
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(( Authorities believe the murders stemmed from years of controversy over this private access road off of Virgie Cole road --shared by the suspect James Bryant Hudson and the Cole family.
Officials say Hudson was unhappy about how the road was maintained.
But the victims' family says Hudsons' feelings over it ran much deeper.
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[IN Q=He just had some odd obsession about the road]

((JASON COLE:HE JUST HAD SOME ODD OBSESSION ABOUT THE ROAD AND THERE WAS NO REASON FOR THIS THIS)) [RUNS07]
[OUT Q=for this]


Hudson is charged with murdering 56 year old Walter Stanley Cole, his brother 64 year old Thomas Wesley Cole and 55 year old Patsy Cole.
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((SHERIFF:I DON'T KNOW WHAT SET HIM OFF BUT I BELIEVE THIS IS SOMETHING THAT'S HE'S BEEN ENTERTAINING FOR YEARS)) [RUNS05]
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Jason Cole is one of the victims' sons. He says his father Stanley grew up in this community and for 30 years he owned and operated the Livestock Market.
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[IN Q=Everybody who knew him]

((EVERYBODY WHO KNEW HIM LOVED HIM)) [RUNS03]
[OUT Q=loved him]


As for Hudson, he was arrested without incident after being on the run for nearly 24 hours.
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[IN Q=I believe he's nothing but mean]

((SHERIFF: I BELIEVE HE'S NOTHING BUT MEAN THAT HE HAS SOME TYPE OF VENDETTA WITH THAT FAMILY AND HE CARRIED IT OUT)) [RUNS07]
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But the Cole family never imagined it would come to this --Joy Sutton, News 7, Halifax County.))


[8-11National-Fourth]


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Some West Virginia residents celebrated Independence Day with President Bush-- The President pledged allegiance to the flag along with the crowd- in Ripley West Virginia.
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[IN Q=And to the nation]

((AND TO THE NATION INDIVISIBLE UNDER GOD WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTCE FOR ALL. CHEERS.))
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[OUT Q=and justice for all. Cheers!]
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[Vo-Nat 05.5]
The President told the crowd why he believes in the pledge of allegiance.
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[SOT 57]

((PRESIDENT BUSH: 57The American people, when we pledge our allegiance to the flag, feel renewed respect and love for all it represents. And no authority of government can ever prevent an American from pledging allegiance to this one nation under God. cheers.))
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[OUT Q=nation under God. cheers]
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The President praised Veterans and members of the Armed Services- and promised to track down those responsible for September 11th attacks.
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