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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... a cool start this morning- but temperatures will warm up into the 70's by this afternoon...
Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the complete forecast coming up right after the news...





[7-11Shooting]


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A Lynchburg woman was shot in a random act of violence last night- as hundreds of residents in the community met on how to make neighborhoods safe...
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It happened in the one-thousand block of Pierce Street just before nine o-clock last night.
A woman was hit in the back of the arm as she stood on the porch of a home.
Another woman across the street says she heard gunshots being fired from the side of her home.. one of the bullets pierced her air conditioner.
The woman who was shot is expected to survive- Authorities don't know the motive for the shooting and have not arrested anyone.
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Meanwhile, Lynchburg leaders held a summit last night on safe neighborhoods...
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Concern and desire to make Lynchburg a safer place to live brought City leaders, area clergy, police and citizens together. They broke into groups of 25 to 50 to share concerns, ideas and possible solutions. City leaders say the time to take action against gang- related violence is now.
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((COL. CHARLES BENNETT/ LYNCHBURG POLICE CHIEF: WHAT WE WANT TO DO IS TO ENSURE HERE THAT THE PROBLEM NEVER GETS TO THE POINT WHERE IT'S OBVIOUS TO ANYBODY. WHEN IT GETS TO THAT POINT, IT'S TOO LATE.))
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Many inner city residents say they have been living with the drug deals and shootings for years... But say the problem goes beyond their neighborhoods. Some residents say the key is to put cops back in the public's eye.
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((REV. ANTHONY HOWARD/ FORMER GANG MEMBER: THE POLICE NEED TO GET BACK ON FOOT AND FAMILIARIZE WITH THE PEOPLE AND THE PEOPLE OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD NEED TO COME TOGETHER TO KNOW WHAT'S GOING ON.))
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[vo-nat] Organizers of the summit plan to put together a report with all the suggestions. Residents hope that action is taken sooner rather than later.
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[7-11Food-Lion]


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A surveillance photo has been released that was captured during the armed robbery of a Blacksburg grocery store. Police hope that someone will recognize the suspect.
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Authorities say the man entered the Food Lion at Heathwood Square last Thursday-- demanding money. He's described as about six feet tall, weighing 160- pounds. He was wearing dark clothing, goggles and gloves.
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No one was injured.


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Roanoke pain Doctor Cecil Knox is charged in a racketeering conspiracy that allegedly lasted for six years.
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But the indictment doesn't cite specific dates of fraud or kickbacks that are alleged, and the judge says that's not right. Judge Sam Wilson writes, it's not even a close question, so yesterday he ordered the government to provide Knox and his lawyers the dates of each offense, so they can adequately prepare for trial. The case is still set for trial in January.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Rather chilly as you first head out the door-- with temperatures eventually warming up into the 70s.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has forecast details, straight ahead.






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The Henry County's sheriff says a lead in the kidnapping of Jennifer Short and the murders of her parents is NOT so promising..
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Sheriff Frank Cassell says a tip that Jennifer's mother may have been harassed by a man at Pluma ten years ago appears to be a "wild goose chase."
The sheriff released pictures of Mary Short last week from when she worked at Pluma, hoping to jog someone's memory.
Investigators heard from several people who remembered Mary ... but no one could identify the man who allegedly harassed her.
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((FRANK CASSELL/HENRY CO. SHERIFF; I'M BEGINNING TO WONDER IF THEY'VE MISTAKEN MARY FOR SOMEONE ELSE BECAUSE I DON'T KNOW WHY WE CAN'T FIND THIS MAN. ))
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The sheriff says there were several other employees who were harassed- people may be confusing those employees with Mary Short.
He says investigators have spent at least one-thousand hours chasing this lead.
In other news related to the case, a judge has appointed Michael Short's son from a previous marriage to be administrator of his estate.
Kenneth Short will take care of his father's business matters and allow investigators access to the home.
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The Martinsville Sheriff's Office is asking the public to help find an escaped inmate. Officials say Joseph Daniel Hundley walked away from a work detail yesterday. The crew was working on Spruce Street in Martinsville.
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These photos were released- but Hundley was last seen with a beard. He is 23- years- old, weighs 155- pounds and is 6 feet- 2 inches tall. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Joseph Hundley is asked to call the Martinsville Sheriff's Office at 276- 656- 5151.
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A judge will consider today whether the trial for a D-E-A Agent charged with murder will be moved out of Roanoke.
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Timothy Workman's lawyer filed a motion for change of venue last week, citing "inflammatory publicity." Attorney Tony Anderson is asking the court to consider whether news accounts of the shooting death of Edward Bailey were accurate. The federal agent from Mission, Texas, allegedly shot and killed Bailey in the parking lot of a Roanoke restaurant last February.
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Virginia has recorded its first West Nile death. Loudoun County health officials say a 54-year-old woman from Sterling died on Sunday... She had been in a Northern Virginia hospital since September fifth.
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The health department says it's been checking for mosquitoes around the woman's home.
There have been about a dozen confirmed human cases of West Nile virus in Virginia.... all in Northern and Eastern Virginia.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
While the tropics are heating up this week-- it's pretty tranquil in our region.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the 7- day forecast, coming up.






[8-11McGyver-Bomb]


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A 16- year- old Patrick Henry High School student is in custody after allegedly throwing a home- made bomb at a bus stop. Investigators say the student threw a "McGyver Bomb," causing it to explode at the stop on 14th Street and Kenwood Boulevard.
Other students were standing there at the time. He has been charged with manufacturing or possessing an explosive device, and is being held at Coyner Springs Detention Center.

[8-6-Murals]


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Pressure to remove some controversial artwork in two Lynchburg court buildings is not letting up. Opponents hope to appeal to city council's better judgement- but say it may take a boycott or a lawsuit to persuade the city to take action.
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Many people find the brass figures in Lynchburg's circuit court to be racially offensive in the way they portray blacks picking tobacco.
Some also object to this 1930's-era painting in juvenile court of a white man and his apparent slave.
For years, opponents have been asking the city to take down the artwork.. now they're stepping up the pressure.
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((TENISE MONTERIO/VA ORGANIZING PROJECT: BUT EVEN IF THE COST IS 17-THOUSAND DOLLARS, IS THAT TOO SMALL A PRICE TO PAY TO STOP INSULTING A LARGE SEGMENT OF THE POPULACE?)) ((ROBERT POIGNANT/VA ORGANIZING PROJECT: THIS CITY MIGHT HAVE A LOT OF LOSS. THIS CITY WANTS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, IT WANTS TOURISM AND IT'S IN THE CITY'S BEST INTEREST TO TAKE IT DOWN NOW RATHER THAN TO RISK THOSE LOSSES. AND WE REALLY DON'T THINK WE HAVE TO THREATEN WITH LAWSUITS OR BOYCOTTS AT THIS POINT IN TIME, BUT THAT'S ALWAYS A DISTINCT POSSIBILITY.))
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Council will discuss the issue at today's work session.
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[8-6-Optical-Cable]


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A federal judge has signed off on a settlement that will give Optical Cable stock holders some cash and additional shares of stock. The deal was struck in June- -part of a class action lawsuit brought by stock holders who felt former company president Bob Kopstein mis-represented his personal margin account, and conspired to inflate the company's stock price. An unknown number of stock holders will divy up 700-thousand dollars in cash, plus 250-thousand shares of stock now valued at 2-dollars a share.

[8-11Business-Seed]


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A small business development program is banking on new digs in downtown Roanoke.
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The Business Seed Program will soon move into a former National Bank of Commerce branch on Jefferson Street.
NBC is donating the space rent-free until the current lease expires in 2005.
The business seed program targets individuals who may have trouble finding traditional financing.
The new location will give the program more visibility... and a closer relationship with the chamber of commerce located next door.
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