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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Expect partly to mostly sunny skies today.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has details, coming up in the forecast.





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Police in Winston-Salem, North Carolina have checked out two reports that Jennifer Short was spotted. Two separate people say they saw an armed man with someone who looked like the missing nine-year-old girl. Police say that both reports are credible, but say there's no way of knowing whether the girl in either case was actually Jennifer Short.

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Meanwhile, funeral services for Jennifer's parents are scheduled for tomorrow afternoon.
And visitation for Michael and Mary Short is tonight, from 6 until 9, at the Martinsville Church of God. As relatives mourn their loss, they are also stepping forward with the hope that a direct appeal might have an impact on the investigation.
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Family members asked for continued prayers for Jennifer's safe return and for investigators working on the case.


Yesterday, they continued to follow leads, interviewing people who worked for Michael Short's business.
They also filed another search warrant on the Short's house- looking for school supplies and children's clothing purchased for Jennifer.
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Community support is pouring in for the Short family.
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Citizens are putting up posters and yellow ribbons for Jennifer around Henry County.
And a childhood friend of Michael Short is starting a fund for the family.
Sheila Davis says she wants to raise money for funeral expenses, search efforts and a reward for finding Jennifer.
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If you'd like to make a contribution to the Jennifer Renee Short Family Fund, you can send it to Post Office Box 207, Boones Mill Virginia 24065.
Or you can drop it off at the First National Bank of Boones Mill.
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And just another reminder this morning-
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[TAKE Schooltouch] Bland County schools will be sending home students at one o'clock today .. and for the rest of the week .. because of the hot weather.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Highs today mainly in the 80s after a cool start to the day.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has more on that, straight ahead.






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There are reports this morning that police in Winston- Salem, North Carolina have checked out two reported spottings of Jennifer Short. Two people say that they saw an armed man with someone who looked like the missing nine- year- old girl. Police say that both reports are credible, but say there's no way of knowing whether the girl in either case was actually Jennifer Short.
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Meanwhile, funeral services for Jennifer's parents are scheduled for tomorrow afternoon.
And visitation for Michael and Mary Short is tonight, from 6 until 9, at the Martinsville Church of God. The community holds onto to hope for Jennifer Short's safe return. Residents and businesses have hung yellow ribbons and poster's bearing Jennifer's description around the community.
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Former Henry Coutny Administrator Sid Clower may face more criminal charges against him. An embezzlement case against Clower was settled with a plea bargain just three weeks ago, but now FEDERAL investigators are looking into the matter.
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The state court judge ordered Clower to pay back nearly 680-thousand dollars to the Henry County Public Service Authority.
Clower could still face charges of tax fraud stemming from his theft of more than 800-thousand dollars... and the alleged failure to pay taxes on his gains.
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[45-11State-budget]


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Most Virginians will feel the impact of planned cuts in state services...
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Governor Mark Warner has asked state agencies to cut at least five percent from their budgets.
Joan Dent of the State Employees Association says program cuts and layoffs will impact vital state services.
Dent says most Virginians benefit from a host of state services that they rarely even think about.
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Under the governor's plan, some state agencies may end up cutting their budgets by as much as 23 percent.
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We have one school announcement to pass along this morning.
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[TAKE Schooltouch] Bland County schools will be sending home students at one o'clock today .. and for the rest of the week .. because of the hot weather.
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[8Wx-Headline]


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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
A bit Fall- like as you first head outside today, but temperatures will eventually end up in the 80s.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the complete 7- day outlook, coming up.






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[GRAPHIC=Jennifer Short]

There are reports this morning that police in Winston- Salem, North Carolina have checked out two reported spottings of Jennifer Short. Two people say that they saw an armed man with someone who looked like the missing nine- year- old girl. Police say that both reports are credible, but say there's no way of knowing whether the girl in either case was actually Jennifer Short.
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Meanwhile, funeral services for Jennifer's parents are scheduled for tomorrow afternoon.
And visitation for Michael and Mary Short is tonight, from 6 until 9, at the Martinsville Church of God. The community holds onto to hope for Jennifer Short's safe return. Residents and businesses have hung yellow ribbons and poster's bearing Jennifer's description around the community.
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We have one school announcement to pass along this morning.
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[TAKE Schooltouch] Bland County schools will be sending home students at one o'clock today .. and for the rest of the week .. because of the hot weather.
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Water is starting to flow into Gretna's reservoir once again, thanks to a week of hard work.
The town's water supply is slowly starting to increase once again, but the crisis is far from over.
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In a week, the town built a containment pond, installed a pump and laid more than two miles of pipe through backyards and under roadways to the town reservoir.. which had shrunk to its lowest level in decades.
But since two o'clock yesterday, 200 gallons a minute have been flowing into Gretna's water supply.
But there's a long way to go before supplies are even close to normal, so when schools start as scheduled next Monday.. kids will eat sandwiches on paper plates for at least the first week.
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((JERRY WEBB/PITTSYLVANIA CO. SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: WE ARE ALL MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY, WHETHER IT'S THE TOWN OF GRETNA OR PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY AND WE FEEL STRONGLY THAT WE NEED TO BE PART OF THE SHORT-TERM SOLUTION.))
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Each Gretna school will also truck in water every day instead of relying on the town.
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Blugrass and Old Time music filled the Roanoke Civic Center last night...
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The "Down from the Mountain" Tour brought in a near-capacity crowd.
Many of the musicians had a hand in the successful "O Brother Where Art Thou" soundtrack.
And it was a homecoming of sorts for local musicians Ralph Stanley and Dan Tyminski.
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