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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Expect highs once again in the 80s-- with an increase in clouds from Hurricane Lili.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the hurricane forecast, coming up.






[7-11Henry-County]


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The wait will be even longer for D-N-A test results in the Jennifer Short case. Investigators learned yesterday that the forensic lab in Roanoke would need additional samples to determine if human remains recovered in North Carolina are those of the missing nine- year- old Henry County girl...
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Late yesterday afternoon, a helicopter brought more material to Roanoke for testing.
Lab officials have told investigators they could have an answer in a couple of days.
Henry County Sheriff Frank Cassell said he is disappointed by the delay, but not discouraged.
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((FRANK CASSELL/HENRY CO. SHERIFF; IT IS A DISAPPOINTMENT. IT'S PARTICULARLY ROUGH ON THE FAMILY. I HATE IT FOR THEM, AND OF COURSE, IT KIND OF SETS EVERYBODY BACK TWO DAYS, BUT THIS IS PART OF THE PROCESS.))
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Several of Jennifer Short's relatives waited for the test results at the Sheriff's office. Later they visited the site in Rockingham County, North Carolina where the remains were discovered a week ago.
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Jennifer's uncle, Frank Arrington, says the family continues to hope and pray for her safe return, but he says they are also realistic about the mounting evidence that points in a different direction.

[7-11Yopp]


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A Franklin County man will spend one year in prison for felony child neglect.
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Charles Yopp was sentenced yesterday on charges involving his three and six year old daughters. At an earlier hearing, Yopp admitted a door was bolted to the bottom half of a bunk bed-- trapping his three year old daughter in what prosecutors called a cage. Authorities say the family's house was also unsanitary. Both girls remain in the custody of other family members.
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[7-11Warner-Budget]


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Governor Mark Warner says he will cut his office staff by 15 percent, and may give up his own 125-thousand dollar salary, to help balance the state budget.
Though he offered no specifics on WHERE he would cut his own office, yesterday's comments were his most specific yet on the subject.
The governor says he is also contemplating an October 15th statewide prime- time telecast to outline where cuts are going to be made throughout state government.
The state is facing a nearly two-billion dollar budget shortfall.
Warner has ordered all state agencies to present him with a range of proposed cuts -- up to 15 percent of their current budgets.

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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
The forecast stays dry through today, but we could see some scattered showers tomorrow from Hurricane Lili.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has more on that, after the news.






[45-11Missing-Girl]


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Neighbors of a Rockingham County, North Carolina, man say investigators have searched his rental property and interviewed them about his connection to the Jennifer Short case.
They say the man disappeared almost seven weeks ago, after the 9-year-old girl was kidnapped and her parents found dead in their home.
We're not identifying the man because investigators have not named him as a suspect.
But, as neighbors tell Marya Jones, investigators say he may be connected.
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(( Crime scene tape lines this property in Rockingham County, about five miles from where a child's remains were found last week.
Authorities have been here the last four nights, searching the property and interviewing nearby residents.
Neighbors say the man who rented this land beside a vacant house left here nearly seven weeks ago in a hurry, taking his mobile home with him.
Rockingham County Sheriff Sam Page won't discuss the man's role in the investigation.
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((SAM PAGE: WE HAVE INTERVIEWED SOME PERSONS AND WILL CONTINUE TO INTERVIEW SOME PERSONS THAT SEEM TO BE CONNECTED AS IT COMES IN .. BUT AS FAR AS IDENTIFYING ANY SPECIFIC SUSPECT FOR AN ARREST, THAT HAS NOT COME.)) [RUNS:10]
This isn't the first time investigators have zeroed in on this man.
Neighbors say after Michael and Mary Short were found dead in their home in August, authorities searched and sealed off the man's rental property.
Neighbors tell News-7 that police were interested in the man because he may have hired Michael Short to move his mobile home.
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[SU 2:07:35 - :50] ((MARYA JONES/NEWS-7: BOTH ROCKINGHAM AND HENRY CO. AUTHORITIES SAY THEY'RE LOOKING TO TALK TO A NUMBER OF PEOPLE ABOUT THIS CASE AND THEY WON'T DISCUSS ANY POTENTIAL WITNESSES OR SUSPECTS. THE MOST IMPORTANT THING, THEY SAY, IS IDENTIFYING THIS LITTLE GIRL. MJN7, ROCKINGHAM CO.)) [RUNS:15]))

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Two Lynchburg-based National Guard units prepare for active duty today.
They'll head to Fort Pickett for processing and weapons qualification. They're members of the 116th Infantry .. and today's activities are the first step toward their official mobilization and assignment next month. They'll head first to Fort Bragg, North Carolina, but beyond that, their mission or destination is not being released.



[45-11Mary-Washington]


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High school seniors will have to wait a little longer to see where they are going to college.
Mary Washington College is the first in the state to stop accepting "early decision" applications.
Officials at the Fredericksburg school say the early-decision option puts too much pressure on students to lock in their choice of schools at an early date.
Early-decision programs have come under criticism recently in higher-education circles.

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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
As we wait to see where Hurricane Lili is going to go-- we'll have another warm day with highs in the 80s.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has our forecast, and the latest on the hurricane, coming up.






[8-11Drought]


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Virginia's drought coordinator says hunting season could soon dry up in the state...
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David Paylor said the state is considering limiting or delaying the start of this year's hunting season, a move that hasn't been made since 1981.
He says the lack of rainfall has created dry conditions conducive to forest fires.
The drought coordinator says its too early to tell but that more rainfall is needed to ensure hunting season opens as scheduled.
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Paylor also said that the state's ban on watering lawns and washing cars is having an impact.
He says water usage in the affected areas is down about 12 to 14 percent.
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[8-11Hepatitis]


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A Virginia Beach restaurant will be picking up the check for the treatment of dozens of people possibly exposed to Hepatitis A last month. Several local rescue squad volunteers are at risk after eating at the Lone Star Steakhouse while attending a conference there.
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Those volunteers are now being urged to contact their local health department to see whether they need an immune shot to prevent the onset of the disease.
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((BETTY TAYLOR/LYNCHBURG HEALTH DEPT.: IT IS IMPORTANT THAT THE PEOPLE WHO WERE EXPOSED RECEIVE THE HEPATITIS A IMMUNEGLOBULIN WITHIN FOURTEEN DAYS OF EXPOSURE. AFTER THAT PERIOD OF TIME, THE IMMUNEGLOBULIN WILL NOT HELP AT ALL.))
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Taylor says there's no risk of the volunteers continuing to answer emergency calls if they have not actually been diagnosed with hepatitis.
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[8-11Golf-Therapy]


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Nearly fifty of the local physically challenged are taking a swing at adapting to their disabilities...
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It was part of the Adaptive Golf Clinic for the Physically Challenged this week at the Blue Hills Golf Course. In addition to the lessons for the patients, physical therapists and golf pros received a special lesson on how to teach the physically challenged.
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((SONNY ACKERMAN/GOLF INSTRUCTOR; WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO DO IS TEACH THEM TO TEACH THE PHYSICALLY CHALLENGED HOW TO SWING A GOLF CLUB. NOT THAT A LOT OF THESE PEOPLE WILL EVER PLAY, BUT IT TEACHES THEM HAND AND EYE COORDINATION, BALANCE, AND GIVES THEM STRENGTH IN THEIR ARMS AND LEGS, AND GETS THEM OUT IN THE OPEN AIR.))
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This was the second year for the program, which was free to the physically disabled. Officials say the program will be back next year.
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