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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Scattered showers are a good bet again today for the region.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has details, coming up in the forecast.






[7-Henry-Investigation]


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Henry County needs help from the state to pay overtime hours in the search for Jennifer Short...
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Sheriff Frank Cassell says that investigators have been logging 16- hour days in the search for the missing nine- year- old girl and her parents' killer. Cassell calls the request a ``one-shot deal'' because of the critical investigation conducted by his department. He says that he is not sure how many hours the department has racked up in overtime pay... but the sheriff's office has kept 16 of its 17 investigators on the case at any given time. Investigators still have NO suspects in the case and NO leads in the whereabouts of Jennifer Short. Tomorrow marks two weeks since Michael and Mary Short were discovered murdered in their Oak Level home, and their daughter missing.
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[7-11US-Airways]


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U-S Airways has announced some tough new rules as part of its restructuring efforts.
The airline says that from now on, if you miss a U-S Airways flight, your ticket will be worthless --
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you won't be entitled to any credit toward a future fare. Customers with non-refundable tickets will no longer be allowed to ``stand by'' for alternate flights. U-S Airways is also adding a 25-dollar fee for most paper tickets. And for trans-Atlantic flights, no more free alcoholic drinks in coach.
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[7-11Roanoke-Airport]


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The federal government is now in charge of screening passengers at Roanoke Regional Airport.
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As of yesterday, the Tranportation Security Administration- is now in charge of security checks. A mobile team of trainers is working with 37-employees. Each must go through 44-hours of classroom training and 60-hours of on-the-job-training. The federal security director says the change will make for a "more efficient, consistent" screening process. Roanoke Regional is one of 59-airports to station federal employees at screening checkpoints. By November, federal screeners will replace contracted workers at more than 400-airports.
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[7-11Appox-Tourism]


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Thousands of tourists visit the Appomattox Courthouse National Park every year.. the problem is there's not much else for them to see and do in that area.
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The county's two other major attractions have been closed for months because of a lack of volunteers and money.
The Appomattox Historical museum needs a new roof and there's no money to operate the Clover Hill Village living history park.
The county's new tourism director hopes to find private or public funding to re-open both sites.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Bring along an umbrella today, as you head out the door.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the wet forecast, coming up.






[45-11VA-SAT]


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State education officials are praising Virigina's high school seniors.
The state says students raised their average math SAT result by five points this year for a score of 506.
Virginia high school seniors did about the same on the verbal part of the test- it did not change from last year.


But at 510, it's still higher than the national average.


[45-11County-Water]


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It's not a problem yet- but the latest water conservation effort has hit Roanoke County residents. Now they're being asked to cut back on usage.
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The Spring Hollow Reservoir is still at more than 70- percent of its capacity... a normal level for this time of year.
But county officials say the severity of the statewide drought persuaded them to consider voluntary measures.
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((ELMER HODGE/ROANOKE COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR: WE THINK IT'S APPROPRIATE TO TAKE THIS STEP AT THIS TIME OR ON A VOLUNTARY BASIS TO AVOID GETTING INTO A MORE SERIOUS SITUATION.)) ((HARRY NICKENS/VINTON SUPERVISOR: WE CANNOT GET BY WITHOUT WATER, SO ANYTHING WE CAN DO ON A VOLUNTARY BASIS OR EVEN MANDATORY, I THINK WE JUST HAVE TO DO IT, UNTIL WE GET BEYOND WHAT IS NOW APPROACHING CRISIS STAGE.))
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The county is distributing conservation tips to its water customers.
Officials hope if they educate and encourage residents- it'll make a difference.
They're also tapping into existing wells, and plan to drill new ones to supplement the water supply.
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[45-11Drought]


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Today's rain won't do much to help Virginia's record low water levels...
And according to state officials, the problem is only getting worse.
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The state's Drought Monitoring Task Force met yesterday in Richmond to discuss the worsening conditions.
Officials say the number of public water systems and private well users impacted by the drought has increased significantly in the past month.
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Officials also say the dry conditions mean the state could be in for a record number of forest fires.
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[8Wx-Headline]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Cloudy skies, with some much- needed showers again today.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner joins us in just a few minutes with the forecast.





[8-Pulaski-Murder]


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Authorities in Pulaski are investigating a murder.
They responded this morning to a report of shots fired and malicious wounding at the home at 37-68 New Bern Road. Officers found a white female in the front yard of the residence. The victim has been identified as 24- year- old Amanda Killen. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
The preliminary investigation reveals evidence of a gunshot wound.

Authorities say there are no suspects at this time.[8-Farinacci]


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A Campbell County woman charged with killing her husband is scheduled to go on trial later today.
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48 year old Elizabeth Michael Farinacci (fair-uh-NAH-chee) is charged with fatally shooting her husband, Frank Farinacci last February. He died from a gunshot wound to the head. Charges against Elizabeth Farinacci include murder and firearms violations.
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[8-11Baby-Death]


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An Elliston mother accused of drugging her baby was in court yesterday.
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Regina Harris is charged with three counts of possession of a controlled substance...in connection with her infant son's death.
Toby Robert Harris was six-days-old when he died of a drug overdose in May.
Investigators say they found traces of cocaine in Harris' home, and she admitted to abusing OxyContin and Methadone.
The case now goes to the grand jury.
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Harris will appear in court again on September 26th on separate charges of murder, child neglect and distribution of drugs to a minor.

[8-11Rule]


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Some members of Saint Andrews Catholic Church are speaking out in support of their priest Randy Rule. Rule is on administrative leave following sexual misconduct allegations.
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Parishioner Mike Slenski says he's known Rule for nine years and is shocked by the news.
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A review board is looking into a claim of misconduct while Rule taught at the all male, now closed St. John Vianney Seminary in Goochland County. Rule was there in the early 1970s. But Slenski says his experiences with Rule have been nothing but top notch and of the highest moral standard.
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((MIKE SLENSKI/ST. ANDREWS PARISHIONER; WHETHER IT BE SAYING THE PRAYER BEFORE AN ATHLETIC EVENT OR JUST ENCOURAGING THE STUDENTS TO CONDUCT THEMSELVES TO THE HIGHEST MORAL CODE THAT'S WHAT I'VE KNOWN OF RANDY RULE SO ITS VERY SURPRISING TO ME THAT ANYTHING LIKE THIS MAY BE SUGGESTED.))
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Fellow parishioner Tom Thomas says Rule helped him and his wife deal with the death of their son Cole. He believes the allegations may be a misunderstanding and says he will support Father Rule as much as he can.
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