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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... another chance of some afternoon thunderstorms today...
Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the mid-week forecast coming up right after the news...





[7-11Police-Chase]


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There is a new list of charges against a Campbell County man who led police on a high-speed chase with his young son in the car.
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[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Monday;]


Authorities say 24-year-old Jason Lee Mays was under the influence of cocaine and was wanted in two jurisdictions when he ran from police.
Mays eventually wrecked his car on the 501 Expressway.
Neither he nor his 3-year-old son was seriously injured.
Mays is now charged with driving under the influence of drugs, driving on a revoked license, failing to stop for police and child endangerment.
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[7-11Inge]


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A former inmates' testimony helped prosecutors seal their case against the man accused of killing a Pittsylvania County sheriff's deputy...
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[SUPER=03-Chatham;]

Roy Inge Junior was arrested in May for allegedly shooting and killing Deputy Frankie Betterton during a traffic stop on Route 58 just outside Danville. Yesterday-- a former inmate at the Blue Ridge Regional Jail testified that while the two were incarcerated together, Inge confessed to killing the deputy. Marty Hicks says Inge told him he shot Betterton while seated inside the officers patrol car.
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((MARTY HICKS/FORMER INMATE; HE GOT IN AND APPARENTLY GAVE HIS LICENSE TO THE OFFICER AND THEN SAID HE REACHED INTO HIS RIGHT WAIST BAND AND PULLED OUT A POINT 380 OR 380 AND POINTED IT AND WENT BAM.))
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Hicks told the court he asked Inge what he was thinking-- and that Inge said he already KNEW he was going to shoot Betterton-- it was just a matter of when and how. A grand jury will now hear the evidence.
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[7-11Neamo]


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The case against murder and robbery suspect Mark Neamo will move forward, despite the fact he was arrested without a warrant.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/July 9;]

The armed robbery suspect was in court two weeks ago, as his attorneys argued that Neamo was improperly apprehended in Nebraska.
[SUPER=04-February 26;]

He and Christopher Krug (kroog) are accused of the robbery at a Hershberger Road convenience store in February.
Though police in Roanoke were in the process of swearing out warrants against the pair, police in Fremont, Nebraska actually made the arrests before the warrants were issued.
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Judge Clifford Weckstein has ruled their arrest does not violate the Constitution. Because of that, any statements Neamo made or physical evidence seized from him MAY be used against him.

[7-6-Park-Murder]


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Police say the man who was murdered in Roanoke's Loudon Park was shot twice.
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The autopsy showed that the victim died of gunshots to the head and chest.
Police aren't sure of the man's identity yet.
They're waiting for fingerprint records from Michigan.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Scattered showers and storms are in the forecast once again.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has details, after the news.






[45-11County-Supervisors]


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Roanoke County is taking steps to clean up another large tire dump.
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Yesterday, the board of supervisors authorized legal action against Whitlow Auto Crushers and Sales, a company located on Ridgelea (RIDGE-lee) Road at the foot of Bent Mountain.
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((PAUL MAHONEY/ROANOKE CO. ATTORNEY: THIS IS PROBABLY THE LARGEST REMAINING TIRE PILE IN ROANOKE COUNTY. THERE ARE A VARIETY OF ESTIMATES AS TO WHAT ITS SIZE IS, WHETHER IT'S 18- THOUSAND, 20- THOUSAND, 50- THOUSAND. THE POINT IS, THERE'S A VERY LARGE PILE, THERE'S A LOT OF TIRES THERE.))
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Our efforts to contact representatives of the company were unsuccessful.

[45-6-L'burg-Drugs]


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Four central Virginia men are now in custody, charged with helping import hundreds of thousands of dollars in drugs over the last six years.
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The regional drug task force yesterday announced the results of an 18-month investigation into local drug trafficking.
Authorities say two Arizona men were supplying large amounts of cocaine, marijuana and methamphetamines.
The local suspects would then re-distribute to street level dealers around Lynchburg.
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((ROBERT MAXEY/CAMPBELL CO. SHERIFF: WE WOULD CLASSIFY THESE LOCAL PEOPLE AS MAJOR DEALERS, SO IT WILL DEFINITELY HAVE AN IMPACT ON THE LOCAL SUPPLY.))
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46-year-old Michael Edward Cheek, 47-year-old Bradley Creger, 46-year-old Gary Wayne Gaddy and 42-year- old Wayne Wood all face federal drug conspiracy charges.
Two Arizona men also have been indicted.
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[45-11City-Water]


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A Historic low at Roanoke's main water source has city leaders scrambling for some solutions...
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[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./Carvins Cove;]


Carvin's Cove is 29-point-three feet below spillway... or 30 percent full.
City leaders say they're working on long-term solutions, but in the meantime, they've got a quick fix.
Crystal Spring will be back in service, using temporary filter equipment, as early as next week.
A new well in Southeast Roanoke should be complete by mid-August.
Those two additions will bring the city an extra 4 to 5 million gallons a day.
That's almost half the demand on Carvins Cove.
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((DARLENE BURCHAM/CITY MANAGER: THE CITY'S ADOPTED CONSERVATION PLAN DOES GIVE US THE AUTHORITY TO IMPOSE TIGHTER CONSERVATION MEASURES. BUT BECAUSE OF THE LEVEL OF CONSERVATION AND COOPERATION BY OUR CITIZENS, WE HAVE NO PLANS AT THIS TIME TO IMPLEMENT ADDITIONAL MEASURES.))
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City officials anticipate the reservoir will drop more than 30 feet below the spillway sometime next week.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
A bit cooler today, with more needed showers in the forecast.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the forecast, straight ahead.






[8-6-Jones]


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A former counselor at a crisis center for teens admits he raped and molested girls in his care.
Jimmy Lee Jones WAS a relief counselor at the Sanctuary Crisis Intervention Center in Botetourt County.
Yesterday, he pled guilty today to charges of rape, sodomy, carnal knowledge and giving alcohol to minors.
Prosecutors say four girls in his care were victimized.
Jones faces up to life in prison when he's sentenced October 31st.

[8-11Special-Elections]


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Governor Warner has set the date for special elections to fill Madison Marye's senate seat and Vance Wilkins' house seat.
Their successors will be chosen on November fifth.
Candidates must file by August 23rd.

[8-11State-budget]


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The state's new fiscal year began on July 1-st, and already it's in the red...
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The state ended fiscal year 2002 on June 30th with a 236-point-eight million dollar shortfall.
Governor Mark Warner says the shortfall is causing a ripple effect, forcing 2003 to start off with a deficit.
Warner says the state will have to make up that money somewhere along the line.
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Warner says it's premature to think about raising taxes to cover the shortfall.
The governor says the slumping economy and it's stalled recovery are to blame for the state's budgetary woes.
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In the meantime, he's ordered state agencies to stop all discretionary spending and instituted a hiring freeze.



[8-11Referendum-Lawsuit]


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A judge threw out a lawsuit that challenged referendums to raise sales taxes to pay for transportation projects.
The plaintiffs say the referendums are unconstitutional and wanted a Richmond judge to order them stricken from the November ballot in Northern Virginia and Hampton Roads.
But the judge agreed with the state that a challenge should come AFTER the election, if the referendums are approved.
An attorney for the plaintiffs said he'll ask the Virginia Supreme Court for an expedited appeal.

[8-11Trigon]


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Trigon and Anthem shareholders have approved a merger of the two health insurance companies.
The voting is the last in a series of approvals Indianapolis-based Anthem needed for the acquisition.
Trigon is Virginia's largest managed health- care company.

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