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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... a heat wave is hitting our region, as temperatures soar into the 90's...
Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner has complete forecast details coming up in just a few minutes...





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Authorities in Henry County are investigating the death of a 7- year- old girl.
The child's parents, Jerry A. Waller and Melissa R. Waller of Martinsville, reported that their daughter went to bed at 3 o-clock yesterday morning. Authorities say the mother discovered Aaliyah Renee Waller unresponsive and not breathing in her bed around 2-20 yesterday afternoon. The girl was later pronounced dead at Martinsville Hospital.

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A special prosecutor is expected to handle the case against the Giles County sheriff-- who faces felony and misdemeanor charges.
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[Take Falls FS] Larry Falls was arrested over the weekend for breaking and entering with the intent to commit assault and battery. He is currently out on bond. An arrest warrant says Falls broke into his sister in law's house demanding to see his wife.
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Falls is referring all questions to his lawyer who did not return our calls yesterday.


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Citizens will get to give their input on whether the Lynchburg Police Department is doing its job. The department is applying to become accredited for the fourth time since 19-89.
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Next month, a team of national accreditation assessors will visit the Hill City to examine the department's policies and procedures.
The agency must comply with 368- national standards of excellence for law enforcement.
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((LT. STEVE POWELL/LYNCHBURG POLICE DEPT.: EVERY STANDARD THAT WE HAVE TO COMPLY WITH IS LOOKED AT, THERE'S FILES KEPT ON THEM AND WE HAVE TO SHOW PROOF THAT WE'RE DOING WHAT THE STANDARD REQUIRES US TO DO. AND IF THEY FIND SOMETHING THAT THEY THINK WE DON'T HAVE ENOUGH PROOF FOR, I THINK IN OUR CASE IT WILL JUST BE A MATTER OF FINDING WHAT THEY WANT TO PUT IN THERE, BECAUSE WE STAY RIGHT ON TOP OF THE ISSUES HERE.))
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A public hearing will be held on August 5th for citizens to voice their opinions.
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The Amercian Hospital Association has named Carilion Health System one of the top- 10 "wireless" hospitals in the country...
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The recognition's coming because of the new system Carilion uses to track patient information.
Doctors and nurses use wireless, mobile units to keep patients' schedules and warn against harmful drug interactions.
Records of every dose are sent from the mobile units to a central computer..
Similar systems have been used for years -- the difference at Carilion is how easy it is for caregivers to keep the unit with them.
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((GREG WALTON/CARILION CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER - "THIS GIVES THEM MOBILITY -- IT GIVES THEM THE OPPORUNITY TO HAVE AN ELECTRONIC SAFETY NET IN PLACE WITH THEM SO INSTEAD OF JUST HAVING PAPER THE PROCESS IS AUTOMATED"))
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The hospital has been developing its wireless network for more than a year..
Doctors and nurses there started using the new system about six months ago.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Hot and humid today with highs in the 90s.
Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner is up next with your forecast, after the news.



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Former House Speaker Vance Wilkins is ending his 24- year political career.
Sources say the veteran lawmaker will announce either today or tomorrow that he's resigning his seat in the House of Delegates.
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Wilkins has represented Amherst as a delegate since 1978.
He was sworn in as the state's first Republican Speaker in 2000.
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Revelations about the settlement of a sexual harassment case forced Wilkins to resign as Speaker last month.
Wilkins stepped down as Speaker on June 15-th, but did not resign his seat.
The House Republican Caucus meets on Saturday to choose Wilkins' successor.
Sources say the former Speaker's resignation of his delegate seat will take effect August 15-th.
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[45-11Campaign-Reports]


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Congressman Rick Boucher has a huge "fund-raising leg-up" on challenger Jay Katzen. The latest Federal Election Committee financial records reveal Boucher has loads of cash on hand for his re-election effort, while Katzen has very little.
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[Take Boucher Campaign FS 1501]
Boucher, who sits on the influential House Commerce Committee, has over one- million dollars in his campaign coffers. [Take Page 1504]
In the last six week reporting period, Boucher raised 65- thousand dollars in personal and corporate contributions. [Take Katzen Campaign FS 1505]
Jay Katzen, who wants to unseat the 10- term lawmaker, reports only nine- thousand dollars on hand. [Take Page 1508]
His fund-raising in recent weeks has brought in just over 32- thousand dollars .. about half the amount Boucher raised.
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Members of Roanoke City Council say they don't want politics to derail the water talks that are now under way.
Yesterday, they encouraged the valley's elected leaders to let city and county administrators work without interference.
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City and county officials began formal talks on Friday... negotiations that could lead to a regional water authority.
Yesterday, Council Member Bill Bestpitch praised Mayor Ralph Smith for saying that administrators should be allowed to conduct the initial discussions on their own.
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((BILL BESTPITCH: I THINK YOU'RE EXACTLY RIGHT SIR, I THINK THIS IS THE TIME FOR US TO TRUST OUR CITY MANAGER AND HER STAFF, THE COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR AND HIS STAFF TO GET TOGETHER AND WORK OUT THE INITIAL OUTLINE OF THE AGREEMENT.))
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Bestpitch and other members of city council say they will be involved at the appropriate time. But for now, they say they will allow officials to lay the groundwork for a successful agreement.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
The mercury is on the rise again-- we'll see temperatures top out in the 90s this afternoon.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has more on that, straight ahead.






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Virginia has to tighten its purse strings and beg Uncle Sam for more help.
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That was the message as Governor Warner joined leaders from all 50 states for the 94th Annual National Governor's Association meeting in Boise, Idaho, yesterday.
They gathered to compare notes on problems like declining revenue, spiraling health care costs and homeland security.
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((GOV. MARK WARNER: WHAT WE'RE HEARING HERE FROM EVERY GOVERNOR IS THIS PROBLEM IS ACROSS THE WHOLE COUNTRY. .... LOOKING FOR WAYS TO FIND ADDITIONAL SAVINGS.))
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The governors are calling on Congress to give them more authority to control Medicare and Medicaid costs and to better manage regional electricity.
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Congressman Goodlatte is working on legislation to boost corporate accountability. He says Americans need to know the government is keeping an eye out for accounting abuses.
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((GONGRESSMAN BOB GOODLATTE/R-6TH DISTRICT: I THINK WE NEED TO MAKE SURE THE LAWS ON THE BOOKS NOW ARE FULLY ENFORCED AND THAT POEOPLE WHO DO THESE KINDS OF OUTRAGEOUS MISDEEDS SERVE SOME TIME IN THE SLAMMER. BUT I ALSO THINK WE NEED TO LOOK TO SEE WHERE THERE MAY NE AREAS WE CAN IMPROVE THOSE LAWS.))
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Goodlatte says he intends to introduce legislation that would increase criminal penalties for those convicted of corporate fraud.

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Roanoke's main Post Office now honors a local politician...
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The Rutherford Avenue building was re-dedicated as the M. Caldwell Butler Building yesterday morning in honor of the former Roanoke representative. Congressman Butler, who left office in 1983, yesterday accepted the honor during a ceremony in the post office parking lot. The legislation to rename the building was cosponsored by Congressman Bob Goodlatte, who once worked for Butler.
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((REP. BOB GOODLATTE/R-6TH DISTRICT: I THINK HE'LL BE REMEMBERED FOR HIS JUDGEMENT, INTEGRITY, COURAGE IT TOOK TO DO THE RIGHT THING.)) [BUTT BUTT BUTT]
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((CALDWELL BUTLER/FORMER CONGRESSMAN: NOW THAT I SEE IT, I'M TRULY GRATEFUL. I'M GLAD THEY DIDN'T REQUIRE THAT I BE DEAD BEFORE THEY DO IT.))
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Butler is perhaps best known for voting to impeach fellow Rebuplican Richard Nixon. Goodlatte says the recognition is long overdue. He also says Butler agrees with him.
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