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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... summer-like temperatures return today with temperatures in the 80's...
Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have the mid-week forecast coming up after the news...





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The family and friends of 9- year old Jennifer Short could finally get some answers later today.
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D-N-A tests on human remains found last week in Rockingham County, North Carolina could be released later today. Authorities say the victim appeared to have been shot in the back of the head. Early test results also show the remains to be those of a nine year old, white female with shoulder lenghth brown hair... leading many to believe the remains are those of the missing Henry County girl.
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((WE'VE ALWAYS HOPED FOR THE DAY... NOT BE POSITIVE.))
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Yesterday-- dive teams searched a pond near the site where the remains were found. More bones were discovered-- but they turned out NOT be human.
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As far as the D-N-A test results, investigators are expected today to first notify the family of Jennifer Short-- and then meet with the media. News 7 will pass along the latest information as soon as it is made available.

[7-11L'burg-Girl]


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Meanwhile, a missing nine- year- old Lynchburg girl is home safe with her family...
Police feared the worst when Dominique Womack was seen getting into a car near her school yesterday afternoon.
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Apparently Womack hadn't told her mother she was going to a friend's house.
Authorities asked area media to broadcast her description.. but Womack ended up returning home around 6:15.
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((TOM LAWTON/LYNCHBURG POLICE DEPARTMENT: ALL IT WAS WAS A MISCOMMUNICATION. SHE APPARENTLY WENT HOME WITH A FRIEND OF HERS. DIDN'T TELL HER MOM WHERE SHE WAS GOING. THEY ENDED UP GOING OUT TO THE TACO BELL AND GETTING SOMETHING TO EAT, AND THEN SHE IN TURN ENDED UP WALKING HOME. SO WE PUT A LOT OF EFFORT INTO IT, WE'RE HAPPY IT TURNED OUT LIKE THIS, AND WASN'T A REAL ABDUCTION CERTAINLY.))
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Police say the initial description led them to believe she'd been abducted by a stranger.
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[7-11Boyd]


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The medical examiner has confirmed the identity of the woman found dead in Franklin County Saturday night-
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Lori Metts Hodges Boyd was in the back seat of her burned out car
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in a field off Timber Ridge Road in Glade Hill. It took an additional set of dental records to positively identify the remains as those of the 37-year old mother of four. Sheriff Quint Overton says- -for now- -it's a "suspicious death," one that's still under investigation.
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Autopsy results were inconclusive, the sheriff says. He expects it may be a "couple of weeks" before the lab work sheds any light on how Lori Boyd died.

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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Our run of summer- like days continues, with highs this afternoon heading toward 90 in some areas.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the complete outlook, right after the news.






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It was a busy yesterday at the Glenvar- area schools in Roanoke County.
First a bomb threat forced the evacuation of the elementary, middle and high schools.
No bomb was found.
Then, in a separate incident, an electrical problem caused a burning smell to permeate the middle school building.

All students returned to their respective schools once the buildings were deemed safe.

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Some parents were caught off guard when their Botetourt County child care center unexpectedly closed...
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Dale Poff had two kids in the Train-'Em Up program at Valley Christian Center. He says officials said the location would provide services until November. But yesterday he was told to pick up his kids because three of the five teachers walked out.
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((DALE POFF/PARENT; IT WAS TOLD TO ME THAT BECAUSE SOME OF THE WORKERS HAD MENTIONED ABOUT THE SEVERANCE PAY LAST NIGHT THAT THE ASSOCIATE PASTOR GOT UPSET ABOUT THAT LAST NIGHT AND THEIR WAS A DISCRETION THIS MORNING ABOUT IT.))
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The church says it's relocating to Roanoke but that the plan was for the day care to remain open in Botetourt until November. The associate pastor says he expected the teachers to agree to the severance package offered.
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Medicaid fraud costs Virginia taxpayers millions of dollars a year...but the state is starting to get more of that money back.
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Yesterday, Attorney General Jerry Kilgore said more than 12 million dollars in fraudulent Medicaid payments was recovered last year.
It's the most ever uncovered by the 20-year-old Medicaid Fraud Control Unit.
Eight million dollars of the recovered funds will be returned to Virginia's Medicaid program.
The rest will go to the federal government.
Officials estimate that Medicaid fraud may be costing Virginia taxpayers as much as three-hundred million dollars a year.
And Kilgore says Medicaid fraud may be on the rise.
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((ATTORNEY GENERAL JERRY KILGORE: WE'RE ALL AFRAID MORE FRAUD MAY COME BECAUSE OF TOUGH ECONOMIC TIMES. WE WANT TO SEND THE MESSAGE THAT WE HAVE A UNIT HERE THAT'S COMMITTED TO SEEKING OUT THAT FRAUD. AND SEND THE MESSAGE TO INDIVIDUALS THAT MAY WANT TO THINK ABOUT COMMITTING FRAUD IT'S BEST NOT TO GO DOWN THAT ROAD.))
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Kilgore says most of the fraud occurs when health care providers either over-bill or charge for services that were never provided.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
As the Gulf Coast watches out for Hurricane Lili, the storm could bring some needed showers to our region by the weekend.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has details, straight ahead in the forecast.





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A fatal collision between a car and train in Campbell County leaves one woman dead and another injured...
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State police say Bessie Yuille (yool) was crossing the tracks on Billy Lane just south of Rustburg, and apparently never saw the train bearing down on her.
The northbound Norfolk Southern locomotive was traveling about 35 miles per hour when it struck (Yool's) Yuille's car broadside, pushing it 150 yards down the track.
(Yool) Yuille was killed instantly.. her passenger, 54-year-old Louise Blair, suffered minor injuries.
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A Buchanan man pleaded no contest in Botetourt County court to charges stemming from a fatal auto accident.
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19-year-old John Perry Crouch entered into a plea agreement yesterday for driving under the influence and involuntary manslaughter. State police say Crouch was driving on Route- 43 in April, when he ran off the road and hit a tree. His passenger, 26-year-old Joseph Daren Wood of Natural Bridge, died at Roanoke Memorial Hospital. The prosecution says Crouch admitted he had been drinking and that his blood alcohol tested above the legal limit. Sentencing is set for January 23rd. Crouch faces up to 10-years in jail for the involuntary manslaughter charge.
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A town ordinance in Blacksburg restricts parking on grass... and that brings football parking concerns back to the surface...
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Officials say a number of residents have been allowing football fans to park on their lawns during Virginia Tech home games.
But parking on grass is a zoning violation.
Police say the issue didn't really become one until this year, with the expansion of Lane Stadium.
Officials say they're left with two choices--enforce the ordinance or change it altogether.
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((WILLIAM BROWN/BLACKSBURG POLICE CHIEF: AN INDIVIDUAL WHO WANTED TO PULL HIS CAR ON THE LAWN AND WAX HIS OR HER VEHICLE UNDER THE SHADE TREE ON THE LAWN...WOULD TECHNICALLY BE IN VIOLATION OF OUR ZONING ORDINANCE AND I DON'T THINK THAT'S THE INTENT OF THE ZONING ORDINANCE))
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The town says for now it will keep the ordinance as is, but, may re-visit the issue later in the year.
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[8-11Guard-duty]


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More area national guard units are being called to active duty. They began training yesterday- and will go into active federal service on November first.
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The four units of the 29th Infantry Division... include a headquarters company based in Lynchburg, "A" Company from Charlottesville and Lynchburg and Company "B" in Lexington. Training takes place in their home armories during October. Then the troops will go to Fort Bragg and who- knows- where... in the war against terrorism.
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Field Artillery units from Danville, Martinsville, Chatham and South Boston have already been called into federal status.

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