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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... heat and humidity move back into the region to push temperatures up near 90...
Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the complete outlook coming up in the forecast...





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Funeral services will be held later today for Michael and Mary Short- A week ago today, the couple was found dead in their Oak Level home and their daughter Jennifer was missing...
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[SUPER=03-Henry Co.;]

Investigators say that they aren't much closer to finding the nine- year- old Henry County girl than last week. Henry County Sheriff Frank Cassell says that they are looking closely at several people-- some locally who may have known the family or worked with Michael Short. Yesterday, investigators conducted three searches- one in a wooded area near Oak Level.
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((FRANK CASSELL/ HENRY CO. SHERIFF: WE SEARCHED THAT WOODED AREA THOROUGHLY, FAR BEYOND THE DESCRIPTION GIVEN AND FOUND ABSOLUTELY NOTHING.))
[SUPER=01-Frank Cassell/Henry Co. Sheriff;]
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[OUT Q=absolutely nothing]
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Leads in Winston- Salem, North Carolina didn't pan out as well yesterday. Two people thought they spotted Jennifer Short with an armed man. And last night U-S Attorney John Brownlee spent several hours at the Henry County Sheriff's Office to provide moral support for investigators.
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[7-11Krug]


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A man pleads guilty to the killing of a convenience store clerk and the wounding of another. The crime happened at the Texaco Stop- In on Hershberger Road in February...
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Christopher Krug (kroog) didn't make any deals with the prosecutor. He'd been charged with ten crimes and pled guilty to all of them.
[SUPER=04-February 25;]

He and his alleged accomplice went into the Stop -In store on Hershberger Road, guns drawn, wearing masks on their faces. Krug shot Stephen Rivera in the shoulder, while the other gunman grabbed Joyce Parish by the hair, trying unsuccessfully to get her to open the cash register.
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[SOT 15:14:05]
[IN Q=This]

((THIS OTHER INDIVIDUAL LET GO OF PARISH'S HAIR, STEPPED BACK A PACE, POINTS HIS GUN AT THE BACK OF HER HEAD, SHOOTS HER ONE TIME IN THE BACK OF THE NECK FROM APPROXIMATELY THREE TO FOUR FEET AWAY.))
[SUPER=01-John McNeil/Prosecutor]
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[OUT Q=three to four feet away.]
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It all lasted less than a minute. The bandits left Parish dead, and Rivera bleeding from the shoulder.
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Mark Neamo- -the other suspect- -is due in court today. He may be prepared to enter a plea of his own.

[7-11DNA-Pardon]


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A man who spent 15 years in a Virginia prison for rape has been cleared by D-N-A evidence.
He says he's not bitter.
Marvin Anderson saw his conviction wiped away yesterday by Governor Warner.
Anderson said he doesn't blame the woman who was raped -- she just made a mistake.
Another man now faces trial in her attack.

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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Look for the heat and humidity to make a big comeback today.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has details, a peek ahead at the weekend, straight ahead.






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Hundreds are expected to attend funeral services today for Michael and Mary Short- The couple was found murdered in their Oak Level home a week ago today... their daughter Jennifer is still missing...


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Investigators say that they aren't much closer to finding the nine- year- old Henry County girl than last week.
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.;]

Henry County Sheriff Frank Cassell says that they are looking closely at several people-- some locally who may have known the family or worked with Michael Short. Yesterday, investigators conducted three searches- one in a wooded area near Oak Level.
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((FRANK CASSELL/HENRY CO. SHERIFF: WE SEARCHED THAT WOODED AREA THOROUGHLY, FAR BEYOND THE DESCRIPTION GIVEN AND FOUND ABSOLUTELY NOTHING.))
[SUPER=01-Frank Cassell/Henry Co. Sheriff;]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Winston-Salem, NC;]

Leads in Winston- Salem, North Carolina didn't pan out as well yesterday. Two people thought they spotted Jennifer Short with an armed man.
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.;]

And last night U-S Attorney John Brownlee spent several hours at the Henry County Sheriff's Office providing moral support for investigators.
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[45-6Newman]


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A new animal cruelty law in Virginia has passed its first legal test.
Yesterday, a judge in Franklin County found enough evidence to send the case to the grand jury.
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Lee Newman is accused of failing to provide decent care for his dogs, allowing one of them to die.
He's being prosecuted under a law that took effect this year, making it a felony to torture or kill a pet.
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At the preliminary hearing yesterday, Newman said that he couldn't get to where he'd left his dogs because his car didn't have the proper tags.

[45-11West-Nile]


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Health officials have shifted their focus to the carrier of the West Nile virus-- the mosquito... Several birds have tested positive, but humans can only get the virus from a mosquito bite...
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[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]


Virginia Tech is working with the Health Department to collect and identify mosquitos in the Roanoke and New River Valleys.
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((BRYAN JACKSON/VIRGINIA TECH GRADUATE STUDENT; IT'S AN EXTREMELY TEDIOUS PROCESS WHEN YOU GO THROUGH LOOKING AT EACH ONE TO SPECIES IT CAN TAKE AWHILE. WE HAVE ABOUT 20 SPECIES SO FAR WE'VE BEEN LOOKING AT MAINLY))
[SUPER=01-Bryan Jackson/Virginia Tech Graduate Student;]
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Tech plans to send its first batch of mosquitos to Richmond no later than today.
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[IN Q=If you know what mosquitos is causing]

((SALLY PAULSON/VIRGINIA TECH ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR; IF YOU KNOW WHAT MOSQUITO IS CAUSING YOUR PROBLEM AND YOU KNOW WHERE IT'S COMING FROM THEN YOU HAVE A CHANCE OF TAKING SOME POSITIVE ACTIONS AND REDUCE THE POPULATION))
[SUPER=01-Sally Paulson/Virginia Tech Associate Professor;]
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[OUT Q=and reduce the population]
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Despite the drought, Paulson says there are plenty of mosquitos.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Sunny and hot today-- so try to stay in air conditioning as much as you can.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner joins us with the complete forecast, after the news.






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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=am cutins]
[WRITER=kgu]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Jennifer Short]

Funeral services will be held later today for Michael and Mary Short- A week ago today, the couple was found dead in their Oak Level home and their daughter Jennifer missing...
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

Investigators say that they aren't much closer to finding the nine- year- old Henry County girl than last week.
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.;]

Henry County Sheriff Frank Cassell says that they are looking closely at several people-- some locally who may have known the family or worked with Michael Short. Yesterday, investigators conducted three searches- one in a wooded area near Oak Level.
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((FRANK CASSELL/HENRY CO. SHERIFF: WE SEARCHED THAT WOODED AREA THOROUGHLY, FAR BEYOND THE DESCRIPTION GIVEN AND FOUND ABSOLUTELY NOTHING.))
[SUPER=01-Frank Cassell/Henry Co. Sheriff;]
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[OUT Q=absolutely nothing]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Winston-Salem, NC;]

Leads in Winston- Salem, North Carolina didn't pan out either yesterday. Two people thought they spotted Jennifer Short with an armed man.
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.;]

And last night U-S Attorney John Brownlee spent several hours at the Henry County Sheriff's Office providing moral support for investigators.
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[8-11Tobacco-tax]


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A proposed cigarette tax increase sparks debate in Richmond...
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[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


Supporters of a tobacco tax increase released a poll yesterday that finds a majority of Virginians favor raising the tax.
That is- IF it helps the state meet its "one and a half billion" dollar shortfall.
Supporters of a 60-cent- a-pack increase say it would raise 367- million dollars a year.
Governor Mark Warner has said he doesn't support raising the tobacco tax, but that everything is still on the table.
Some lawmakers have ruled out ANY tax increases.
Supporters of a higher cigarette tax say that's a mistake.
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((SEN. JOHN CHICHESTER: I DON'T SEE ANY TAXES BEING RAISED IN A RECESSIONARY SITUATION. I DON'T SEE, I DON'T THINK THAT WILL EVEN BE A TOPIC OF DISCUSSION.))
[SOT 11:18:03-14]

((PETER FISHER/CAMPAIGN FOR TOBACCO-FREE KIDS: WE'RE PROPOSING A PARTIAL SOLUTION TO THIS PROBLEM THAT WILL RAISE, UH, COULD ELIMINATE ABOUT HALF OF THE BUDGET DEFICIT. I THINK IT WOULD BE IRRESPONSIBLE FOR ANYBODY TO RULE OUT SUCH A SOLUTION.))
[SUPER=01-Sen. John Chichester/(R) Fredericksburg]
[SUPER=01-Peter Fisher/Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids; :11]
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Virginia's current tobacco tax is two- and- a - half cents per pack.
That makes it the lowest state tax on cigarettes in the country.
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[8-VO-Water-Grants]


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Some federal money is helping Montgomery County with their ongoing water troubles...
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[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;]


The county will get a two-million dollar grant from the U-S Department of Agriculture, to help improve the Prices Fork water system.
For over a year now, residents have depended on one well for their water supply, after the other was contaminated.


The project is expected to begin early this Fall.
Pulaski County, Giles County and the town of Dublin will also receieve funding toward improvment projects.
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