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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Less humid later today, with temperatures topping out in the upper 80s.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has details, coming up in the forecast.






[7-VOB-Henry-Murders]


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Investigators are hoping 25- hundred fliers will help them find Jennifer Short. They bear her picture and description.
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The nine- year- old Henry County girl has not been seen since her parents- Michael and Mary Short- were found murdered in their Oak Level home last Thursday.
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.;]

Authorities spent yesterday dredging a nearby pond... but nothing was found. Police say that so far they have no concrete leads in the case... but will keep looking into the Short family's background.
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[IN Q=But if you ask]

((FRANK CASSELL/ HENRY CO. SHERIFF: BUT, IF YOU ASK ME IF THIS IS A DIFFICULT CASE AND AN UNUSUAL CASE, I WOULD BE THE FIRST TO SAY THAT IT IS... AND IT'S FRUSTRATING.))
[SUPER=01-Frank Cassell/Henry Co. Sheriff;]
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[OUT Q=and it's frustrating]
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Sources say that an F-B-I profiler has entered the case to help investigators. Authorities have searched the Short home at least four- times... and have collected two guns, two 22-caliber shell casings found near the bodies, and 500- dollars cash that was found on the kitchen table. Police also confirmed yesterday that the phone line to the home had been cut. But authorities say at this point they have ruled out robbery as a motive.
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[7-11County-murder]


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Roanoke County police are searching for clues in the shooting death of Beverly Haygood... She was known as a popular manager of the Antiques Mall at Dixie Caverns...
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

The 52-year old bookkeeper had planned to meet a co-worker ...to spend the evening watching television, but Haygood missed the appointment.
Her co-worker went to her home on Tyler Road and found the body. Co-workers, friends and neighbors of Haygood are mystified as to who would want to kill her.
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[SOT 15:04:25]
[IN Q=THIS IS AN EXCELLENT ]

((PAUL RICHARDSON/NEIGHBOR; THIS IS AN EXCELLENT NEIGHBORHOOD AND EVERYONE LIKED HER AS FAR AS I KNOW. SHE DIDN'T HAVE ANY ENEMIES AT ALL THAT I KNOW OF.))
[SUPER=01-Paul Richardson/Neighbor]
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[OUT Q=that i know of.]
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Police processed the scene yesterday, but did not find a weapon. They believe the killer walked in through an open door sometime Friday. So far, the medical examiner's office has not released an exact cause of death.
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[7-11West-Nile]


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A bird in the New River Valley tests positive for the West Nile Virus... Officials say the dead blue jay was found in the Eagle View Mobile Home Park on Belspring Road in Pulaski.
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This latest "West Nile find" is one of many in Virginia ... including eight birds in the Roanoke Valley ... but it's the first positive in the New River Health District. Cases have also been confirmed in Patrick County and the Lynchburg area. So far no human cases of West Nile have been reported in Virginia.
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[7-11School-Closing]


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Summer heat is forcing early dismissals at several area schools.
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[TAKE PINNACLE FS] Bland County schools will dismiss at one o-clock starting today through the rest of the week. In Martinsville ... two elementary schools ... Patrick Henry and Druid Hills Elementary, will let students out at 12:30.
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[WXHeads]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Dry weather will prevail for the next couple of days.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the complete outlook, straight ahead.






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Police are distributing 25- hundred fliers with Jennifer Short's photo and description...
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[VO-NAT]

The nine- year- old Henry County girl has not been seen since her parents- Michael and Mary Short- were found murdered in their Oak Level home last Thursday.
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.;]

Authorities spent yesterday searching a nearby pond... but nothing was found. Police say that so far they have no concrete leads in the case... but will keep looking into the Short family's background.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=But if you ask]

((FRANK CASSELL/ HENRY CO. SHERIFF: BUT, IF YOU ASK ME IF THIS IS A DIFFICULT CASE AND AN UNUSUAL CASE, I WOULD BE THE FIRST TO SAY THAT IT IS... AND IT'S FRUSTRATING.))
[SUPER=01-Frank Cassell/Henry Co. Sheriff;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=and it's frustrating]
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[VO-NAT]

Sources say that a F-B-I profiler has entered the case to help investigators. Authorities have searched the Short home at least four- times... and have collected two guns, two- twenty-two caliber shell casings found near the bodies and 500- dollars cash on the kitchen counter. Police also confirmed yesterday that the phone line to the home had been cut. But authorities say at this point they have ruled out robbery as a motive.
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[45-11State-budget]


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State leaders say that Virginians won't pay for a record budget shortfall with higher taxes...
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Yesterday, Governor Mark Warner told budget lawmakers the state faces a one-and-a- half billion dollar shortfall.
He says he plans to cut state agencies and services in order to cut costs.
The governor says more layoffs are in store for state employees.
He says he's looking to spending cuts, not tax increases, to solve Virginia's budget problems.
Republican leaders say there is little support for raising taxes.
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[SUPER=01-Del. Bill Howell/(R) Stafford Co.; :00]
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Warner says the weak national economy and wash out of the stock market are to blame for the state's financial situation.
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[45-11Rabies]


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It's a tactic often used to fight forest fires... but instead of water, low-flying planes will be dropping rabies medicine over the forests of Southwest Virginia
Beginning August 27-th, the state and U-S Department of Agriculture will drop bait, containing a rabies vaccine across a two-thousand square-mile area in far Southwest Virginia.
Officials say people and pets cannot get rabies from coming into contact with the bait.
Last year, Virginia saw more than 500 cases of rabid animals.

[45-11School-Closing]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=rca]
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Summer heat is forcing early dismissals at several area schools.
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[TAKE PINNACLE FS] Bland County schools will dismiss at one o-clock starting today through the rest of the week. In Martinsville ... two elementary schools ... Patrick Henry and Druid Hills Elementary, will let students out at 12:30.
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[8Wx-Headline]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=kor]
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Plenty of sunshine today and lower humidity this afternoon.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner joins us with the forecast, after the news.






[8-VOB-Henry-Murders]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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[WRITER=kgu]
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Investigators are hoping 25- hundred fliers will help them find Jennifer Short. They bear her picture and description.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

The nine- year- old Henry County girl has not been seen since her parents- Michael and Mary Short- were found murdered in their Oak Level home last Thursday.
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.;]

Authorities spent yesterday searching a nearby pond... but nothing was found. Police say that so far they have no concrete leads in the case... but will keep looking into the Short family's background.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=But if you ask]

((FRANK CASSELL/ HENRY CO. SHERIFF: BUT, IF YOU ASK ME IF THIS IS A DIFFICULT CASE AND AN UNUSUAL CASE, I WOULD BE THE FIRST TO SAY THAT IT IS... AND IT'S FRUSTRATING.))
[SUPER=01-Frank Cassell/Henry Co. Sheriff;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=and it's frustrating]
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[VO-NAT]

Sources say that an F-B-I profiler has entered the case to help investigators. Authorities have searched the Short home at least four- times... and have collected two guns, two 22- caliber shell casings found near the bodies, and 500- dollars cash that was found on the kitchen counter. Police also confirmed yesterday that the phone line to the home had been cut. But authorities say at this point they have ruled out robbery as a motive.
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[8-11L'Burg-Street]


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Lynchburg is trying to put out the message that it won't be bullied by gangs in the community...
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The Mayor is creating a task force and holding a meeting to address gang problems in the Hill City. He says citizens, schools, businesses, and non-profit groups working together can find solutions.
[SUPER=04-Police Video;]

Lynchburg police say active gangs and their level of violence are rising. A report from the task force is expected at the end of December.
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((CARL HUTCHERSON/LYNCHBURG MAYOR; THERE ARE THOSE THAT WANT AN IMMEDIATE SOLUTION AND I UNDERSTAND THAT DESIRE BUT NONE OF THIS WAS CREATED OVERNIGHT AND THERE IS NO INSTANT SOLUTION.))
[SUPER=01-Carl Hutcherson/Lynchburg Mayor; :07]
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[OUT Q=INSTANT SOLUTION.]
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Mayor Hutcherson attributes the rise in gang violence to a decline in family values, increasing availability of deadly weapons, and drug addiction.
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[8-6-Hacker]


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A breech in computer security on the Virginia Tech campus... and a student falls victim to credit card fraud..
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[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/File Tape;]


Police say the victim was using a computer in the University's Media Building to make an on-line transaction.
Officers say she later found out through an anonymous tip that someone had been using her credit card information to get onto an adult chat line.
The incident is now under investigation, although police say Internet crimes can be very hard to trace.
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[8-11School-Closing]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=am cutins]
[WRITER=rca]
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Summer heat is forcing early dismissals at several area schools.
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[TAKE PINNACLE FS] Bland County schools will dismiss at one o-clock starting today through the rest of the week. In Martinsville ... two elementary schools ... Patrick Henry and Druid Hills Elementary, will let students out at 12:30. (-------------)