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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... heat and humidity make for an uncomfortable day as temperatures soar into the mid 90's...
Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the weekend forecast coming up right after the news...





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Investigators continue to look for any clues in the murders of Michael and Mary Short and the apparent abduction of their daughter Jennifer.... Yesterday the slain couple was laid to rest...
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[SUPER=03-Martinsville;]

Hundreds filled the Martinsville Church of God to remember the Shorts. Almost everyone was wearing a yellow ribbon as a symbol of hope for the safe return of Jennifer. And family members say now they can shift their focus to finding the missing nine- year- old girl.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=we're starting a new]

((JIM WHITEHEAD/ JENNIFER'S UNCLE: WE'RE STARTING A NEW CHAPTER, WHICH IS NOT REALLY NEW, IT'S BEEN THERE AS FAR AS JENNIFER... AS FOR FINDING JENNIFER, NOW IT IS KIND OF THAT PART OF THE BOOK WE'RE GOING INTO.))
[SUPER=01-Jim Whitehead/Jennifer's Uncle;]
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[OUT Q=we're going into]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.;]

The sheriff's department released an F-B-I profile yesterday of the person who may have killed the Shorts and taken Jennifer.
It asks the public to look for any unusual changes in someone's behavior, including nervousness, unexplained injuries or a sudden change of appearance.
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[7-11Parks]


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A grand jury must now decide if there is enough evidence to put a Blacksburg man accused of killing his girlfriend on trial.
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[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]


A preliminary hearing took place yesterday for 26-year-old Michael Parks.
Parks is charged with second-degree murder... for the death of his girlfriend, Marika Cooper.
Cooper was found dead in her Clayton Estates home July 12th.
An investigator told the court Parks voluntarily turned himself into police and that during an interview, said he accidentally choked Cooper to death following a heated argument.
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[7-11Van-Safety]


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Safety concerns for 15- passenger vans has been a topic of debate locally and nationally... Now churches, day-care centers, and other groups are giving their drivers more training...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


A safety course organized by the New Century "Venture Center" attracted more than 45 people.
Interest was so strong, organizers had to limit each organization to three people.
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[IN Q=Most of them are volunteers]

((TIM FITZGERALD/SAFETY AND COMPLIANCE SERVICES: MOST OF THEM ARE VOLUNTEERS. AND THEY GET OUT OF THEIR CARS AND GET INTO ONE OF THESE VANS. AND IT'S TOTALLY DIFFERENT.)) ((MIKE CROMER/BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH: I THINK IT'S GOING TO BECOME PRETTY REGULAR THAT NO NEW DRIVERS CAN COME ABOARD UNLESS THEY CAN TAKE THE CLASS AND I THINK IT'S VERY BENEFICIAL TO THEM.))
[SUPER=01-Tim Fitzgerald/Safety and Compliance Services; :00]
[SUPER=01-Mike Cromer/Bethel Baptist Church; :08]
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[OUT Q=very beneficial to them.]
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The Center hopes to offer the course on a quarterly basis.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Because of today's hot weather, two school systems are closing early.
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Bland County schools are closing at 1:00 today.
Craig County Schools will clsoe at 12:30.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has more on the hot forecast, coming up.
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Investigators say there are still no new leads in the disappearance of Jennifer Short... But officials continued to investigate yesterday as mourners said their final good to her parents - Mary and Michael Short.
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[SUPER=03-Henry Co./Yesterday;]


The sheriff's department released an F-B-I profile of the person who may have killed the Shorts and taken Jennifer.
It asks the public to look for any unusual changes in someone's behavior, including nervousness, unexplained injuries or a sudden change of appearance.
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[IN Q=Hopefully it will]
[SUPER=01-Frank Cassell/Henry Co. Sheriff;]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=flow of leads.]
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[VO-NAT]


Meanwhile, investigators are trying to determine if Michael Short IS Jennifer's biological father.
Also, several women from North Carolina met with authorities for five hours.
The sheriff declined to say what their role in the investigation is.
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[45-11Grilli]


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The daughter of an Italian diplomat is in the Roanoke city jail.
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Bodybuilder Antonella Grilli is wanted in Miami.
The 36-year old suspect is alleged to be part of an international ecstasy importation ring... responsible for bringing more than a million "hits" of "ex" to this country. Grilli was busted in Lynchburg over the weekend at a "Jan Tana" body building contest.
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Federal prosecutor Don Wolthius says Grilli's "fighting tooth and nail" to avoid being taken to Miami.
Grilli's mother is a career Italian diplomat, now stationed in Argentina.

[45-11West-Nile]


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The first Human case of West Nile Virus has been confirmed in Virginia... Health officials say that avoiding mosquitos is more important than ever...
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[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


A 33-year-old man from Richmond became the first person in the state infected with the mosquito-borne disease.
Officials say the man was never hospitalized and is recovering.
West Nile Virus is spread to humans through the bite of an infected mosquito.
Health officials say the message to the public remains the same.
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[SUPER=01-David Gaines/Public Health Entomologist]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Robert Strube/Virginia Health Commissioner; :11]
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[OUT Q=IT'S THE MOSQUITO BITE THAT TRANSMIT.]
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[VO-NAT]


State officials this week asked for 92- thousand dollars in federal aid to help control the spread of West Nile.


They say the money would go toward mosquito surveillance equipment and laboratory testing.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
[SS=School Information]


Hot and humid today-- that's forcing two school systems to close early this afternoon.
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[TAKE SCHOOLTOUCH FS]
Bland County School are closing today at 1:00
Craig County Schools will close at 12:30. Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the complete forecast, straight ahead.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=kgu]
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[GRAPHIC=Jennifer Short]


Investigators continue to look for any clues in the murders of Michael and Mary Short and the apparent abduction of their daughter Jennifer.... Yesterday the slain couple was laid to rest...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville;]

Hundreds filled the Martinsville Church of God to remember the Shorts. Almost everyone was wearing a yellow ribbon as a symbol of hope for the safe return of Jennifer. And family members say they can now shift their focus to finding the missing nine- year- old girl.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=we're starting a new]

((JIM WHITEHEAD/ JENNIFER'S UNCLE: WE'RE STARTING A NEW CHAPTER, WHICH IS NOT REALLY NEW, IT'S BEEN THERE AS FAR AS JENNIFER... AS FOR FINDING JENNIFER, NOW IT IS KIND OF THAT PART OF THE BOOK WE'RE GOING INTO.))
[SUPER=01-Jim Whitehead/Jennifer's Uncle;]
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[OUT Q=we're going into]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.;]

The sheriff's department released an F-B-I profile yesterday of the person who may have killed the Shorts and taken Jennifer.
It asks the public to look for any unusual changes in someone's behavior, including nervousness, unexplained injuries or a sudden change of appearance.
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A Franklin County man pleaded no contest to child neglect of his three and six year old daughters yesterday...
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[SUPER=03-Rocky Mount;]

Charles Yopp admitted a door was bolted to the bottom half of a bunk bed, trapping their three year old daughter in what prosecutors call a cage, and that their house was unsanitary.
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((HEATHER FERGUSON/ASSISTANT COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY; THERE WAS FOOD THAT HAD BEGUN TO ROT ON THE GROUND AS WELL AS IN THE REFRIGERATOR, THERE WAS SOMETHING THAT APPEARED TO BE A RODENT IN THE REFRIGERATOR, AND CRUSHED COCKROACHES WHERE THE REFRIGERATOR HAD BEEN OPENED AND SHUT.)) ((ONZLEE WARE/YOPP'S ATTORNEY; MY CLIENT WHO WAS WORKING 10-12 HOURS HAD HAD A BACK INJURY, AND WAS LAID UP AND WAS UNABLE TO CLEAN THE HOUSE.))
[SUPER=01-Heather Ferguson/Assistant Commonweath's Attorney;]
[SUPER=01-Onzlee Ware/Yopp's Attorney;]
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[OUT Q=and was unable to clean the house.]
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The two children are currently living with other family members. Yopp could receive up to eleven years in prison when he is sentenced in early October. His wife Rose Yopp also faces charges.
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[8-6Inge]


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The man accused of killing a Pittsylvania County sheriff's deputy will undergo a mental evaluation.
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[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co./July]


Roy Inge Junior is charged with capital murder in the May 17th shooting death of Deputy Frankie Betterton.
At a hearing yesterday, the defense asked to have their client's mental condition evaluated.
The judge granted that request and set a trial date for November 4th in Pittsylvania County.
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