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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... we get some much needed rain again today as temperatures remain cooler...
Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have the forecast details coming up right after the news...





[7-11-221-Ax]


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One man was killed and another was injured in an accident on Route 221 last night...
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

Police say 54- year- old James Henry Dillon the third of Woolwine, rounded the curve on the wrong side of Bent Mountain Road and collided nearly head on with a "flatbed tow truck" carrying two cars. Dillon was pronounced dead at the scene, The tow truck driver, Steve Willy Webb of Meadows of Dan, was taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital with unspecified injuries. The cause of the wreck is still under investigation.
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[7-11Salem-Fire]


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A blaze destroys a Salem home...
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The fire broke out a little before eleven o-clock last night at a home on McCauley Avenue.
That's just off Electric Road.
The house is a total loss, but it appears no one was hurt.
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[7-11Missing-Girl]


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Investigators are interviewing people who may have information on who kidnapped Jennifer Short or murdered her parents.
But Sheriff Frank Cassell says that there are still NO suspects.
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[SUPER=03-Henry Co.;]


Cassell says investigators have questioned dozens of people associated with the Shorts and given as many as a dozen lie detector tests.
Investigators are still hoping to locate a man who may have harrassed Mary Short when she worked at the Pluma plant a decade ago.
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Deputies are still working around the clock on the case.
Cassell says the state compensation board has promised to come through with some money to pay the overtime.
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A reward in the case is up to 13-thousand dollars. The City of Martinsville chipped in one thousand dollars Tuesday night.

[7-Unemployment]


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Virginia's un- employment rate decreased slightly for July. The Virginia Employment Commission reports that the rate dropped from four-point-three percent in June to four-point-one percent in July. The V-E-C says that the reason is that many high school students found work in a strong summer job market, or stopped looking. This is the highest jobless rate for the month of July since 1997.
But Virginia's un- employment level was below the national rate for the month, six percent.


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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Rain and drizzle again make up the forecast today..
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has details, straight ahead.






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A Pulaski man charged with a teenager's drug death will NOT face a murder charge, but still facesa charge of distributing drugs to a minor. Police say 32- year- old Edward Lee Carter sold an eighth of a gram of cocaine last May to 16 year old Gaelen (GAY-len) Woods, who later died of an overdose.
She was an 11th grade student at Pulaski County High School.
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At Carter's preliminary hearing yesterday, a judge dismissed a second degree murder charge at the Commonwealth's request, but the distribution of drugs to a minor charge remains.
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((EVERETT SHOCKLEY/DEFENSE ATTORNEY; THE OTHER CASE OF COURSE, WAS A MATTER OF A YOUNG LADY'S TESTIMONY AGAINST MY CLIENT, AND THERE ARE SEVERAL ASPECTS OF THAT THAT WE DO NOT AGREE WITH, AND THAT WILL BE REFUTED ON THE NEXT LEVEL, BUT WE CERTAINLY DON'T THINK THINGS HAPPENED AS SHE SAID.))
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Shockley says he plans to question testimony from 19- year- old Whitney Friend, who investigators say set up the cocaine transaction between Carter and Woods.

[45-11Hobson]


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His license plate suggests a self- image of "perfection..." but police videotape in this case may prove otherwise.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Police finally caught up with John Richard Hobson only by tracking down the tag: "P-R-F-C-K-T-N" after he managed to outrun police.
[SUPER=04-June 21;]

Two police cars were totaled trying to keep up with the fleeing vehicle... a chase recorded on videotape.
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It shows Hobson's Camaro crossing the double yellow line four times- -at 80 to 90 miles an hour- -amid on-coming traffic, passing vehicles in his way. The Camaro turned right onto Plantation Road, but Officer Hicks couldn't make the turn without broad-siding two northbound vehicles. Hobson was convicted of reckless driving and fined 100- dollars. The felony charge of eluding police goes to the Grand Jury.
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[45-11Pentagon]


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Nearly one year after the September 11th attacks, re-construction is nearing completion at the Pentagon...
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Project officials say the work will be complete next week, both under budget and in record time.
Starting last October, construction crews worked around the clock, seven days a week to rebuild what was destroyed in the attack.
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((RACHEL DECKER/PENTAGON RENOVATION PROJECT: NOT EVEN BEGINNING DEMOLITION UNTIL OCTOBER 18TH WE HAVE WORKED AT BREAKNECK SPEED TO ENSURE THAT WE COULD BRING THE PENTAGON BACK TO LIFE AND ENSURE THAT WE WERE OCCUPIED AND ABLE TO PERFORM MISSIONS FOR THE U.S. MILITARY ABROAD BY SEPTEMBER 11TH.))
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Project officials say the new section has the same Indiana limestone facade as the original but a stronger, cinderblock-walled interior.
A chapel and memorial to the 184 people who died in the attack have also been added.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
More showers are the way again today-- but still not enough to end the drought.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has more, coming up in the forecast.







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Pulaski Police have named a suspect in a shooting that happened early yesterday.
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Officials say shots were fired around four yesterday morning in the front yard of this home on Newbern Road. The body of 24-year-old Amanda Killen was found by officers. Investigators have charged Killen's husband, Jerry with second degree murder.
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A man with two prior D-U-I convictions goes on trial today .. charged with a D-U-I accident that killed a Smith Mountain Lake Woman. This is the same case dismissed earlier this year on a legal technicality.
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[SUPER=03-Rocky Mount/April;]

State police say William Robert Fitzgerald was at the wheel of a car that struck Ellen Marie Schenker head-on and killed her .. seven hours after Fitzgerald was released from jail for drunk driving. Witnesses at an earlier hearing said his blood alcohol content was well above the legal limit. Fitzgerland's attorney says the wreck was the result of medication, not drunk driving.
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[8-5-Farinacci]


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A murder trial resumes today in Campbell County that may ALSO help solve a murder that happened four years ago.
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[SUPER=03-Campbell Co./February;]


48-year-old Elizabeth (Fair-a-NAH-chi) Farinacci is on trial for killing her husband last winter.
Frank Farinacci was found shot to death in the couple's home on Candler's Mountain Road February 13th.
Prosecutor Neil (Venn-er)Vener says Elizbeth Farinacci told a state trooper - she killed her husband to cover up her involvement in another murder- the killing in 1998 of Jeffery Quick in Nelson County.
Elizabeth Farinacci allegedly told the officer her husband killed Quick,
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and she helped dispose of the body.
Police say Elizabeth later killed Frank Faranacci because he was going to confess.
The trial is expected to last at least two days.

[8-11Salem-Fire]


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A Salem home went up in flames last night--
Fire officials are calling it "suspicious."
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The fire broke out a little before eleven o-clock last night at this home on McCauley Avenue.
That's just off Electric Road.
No one was injured.
But authorites say the house is a total loss..
Two vehicles were also totaled, and another was damaged.
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