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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......It's going to be a wet one for most of the day, Leo Hirsbrunner has the forcast coming up after the news.





[7-VOB-Henry-Murder]


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Henry County authorities say 77- year old George Barker shot and killed his wife and then turned the gun on himself. The incident happened yesterday at the couple's home in Axton.
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Barker had been a member of the Henry County Public Service Authority since 1987. He also served a two year term on the board of supervisors in the 1960's and was credited with helping bring water to hundreds of homes in the Axton community.
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((THE PSA BOARD JUST MET MONDAY NIGHT AND GEORGE WAS PART OF THAT MEETING WAS HIS TYPICAL SELF ASKED SOME QUESTIONS, OFFERED HIS OPINIONS, IT'S HARD TO IMAGINE THAT A DAY AND A HALF LATER HE'S NO LONGER WITH US.))
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Friends and associates say Barker-- who was a proud man-- may have become despondent over his wife's Alzheimer's disease.



[7-11L'burg-Police]


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A recent survey says that Lynchburg police officers have little confidence in their police chief, his command staff, or city leaders.
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Many of those who responded said Chief Charles Bennett was out of touch with the department. But the most negative comments were aimed at Bennett's command staff-- which many accused of promoting and disciplining officers using the "good ol' boy network" and "favoritism". 55- percent of the officers said they were looking for another job-- citing low morale as the main reason, along with poor pay and benefits. Nearly one third of those who responded also felt the police department was NOT doing a good job of protecting citizens.

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[7-Crazy-Joe's]


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A man has admitted bringing fake Oakley sunglasses and Hilfiger clothes into southwest Virginia.
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Po Hong Wu was trafficking in counterfeit goods. The F-B-I watched him unload cartons of counterfeit items at a store called "Crazy Joe's" in Buena Vista. The government says the merchandise inside the boxes was indistinguishable from goods with genuine trademark symbols.

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Crazy Joe- -or Yousef Bahhur- -pled guilty last Spring.
The government had delayed sentencing Bahhur, so he could testify against Wu, but Bahhur died in August at the age of 40.
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Yesterday the medical examiner ruled Bahhur had died of an accidental overdose of OxyContin. Wu- -who turns 50 tomorrow- -will serve five years on supervised probation, and pay a fine of 10-thousand dollars.

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Governor Mark Warner says the Republican lawmakers complaining about D-M-V closings are engaging in "hyprocrisy."
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Last month, Warner closed a dozen D-M-V offices across the state as part of an effort to balance the state's budget.
Some G-O-P lawmakers say it is more than a coincidence that eleven of the twelve offices closed are in Republican districts.
The governor says the decision as to which locations were closed was made by the D-M-V.
He says Republicans "can't have it both ways."
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The governor also says he expects the U-S Department of Justice to approve the closings.
In order to comply with the Voting Rights Act, Virginia must receive clearance that closing D-M-V offices will not harm minority voting rights.
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A controversial pipeline that will run through Virginia got the green light from the federal government.
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Duke Energy now has approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to build a 95-mile natural gas pipeline.


It is called the Patriot Extension. It would begin in Wythe County and end in Rockingham County North Carolina.
The line will run along and extend an existing pipeline operated in Virginia and Tennessee by Duke subsidiary East Tennessee Natural Gas.
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The Virginia Tech Hokies have not lost three games in a row in a single season since 1992.
Last night, that streak came to an end in Blacksburg, when the Hokies took on their border rivals, the West Virginia Mountaineers.
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Fans packed Lane Stadium... even though it was a work night.
The evening started off well, as Lee Suggs broke an N-C-A-A record... scoring a touchdown in 24 straight games.


But the Mountaineers answered, and carried a 21 to 16 lead into the fourth quarter.
West Virginia's defense sealed the win in the fourth quarter.
With fewer than 20 seconds left... Tech quarterback Brian Randall is picked off in the endzone.
West Virginia wins it 21 to 18.

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[8-VOB-Henry-Murder]


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Henry County Authorities say 77- year old county leader George Barker shot and killed his wife and then turned the gun on himself. The incident happened yesterday at the couple's home in Axton.
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Barker had been a member of the Henry County Public Service Authority since 1987. He also served a two year term on the board of supervisors in the 1960's and was credited with helping bring water to hundreds of homes in the Axton community.
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((THE PSA BOARD JUST MET MONDAY NIGHT AND GEORGE WAS PART OF THAT MEETING WAS HIS TYPICAL SELF ASKED SOME QUESTIONS, OFFERED HIS OPINIONS, IT'S HARD TO IMAGINE THAT A DAY AND A HALF LATER HE'S NO LONGER WITH US.))
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Friends and associates say Barker-- who was a proud man-- may have become despondent over his wife's Alzheimer's disease.



[8-11L'burg-Police]


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A recent survey says that Lynchburg police officers have little confidence in their police chief, his command staff or city leaders.
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[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/File Tape;]

Many of those who responded said Chief Charles Bennett was out of touch with the department. But the most negative comments were aimed at Bennett's command staff-- which many accused of promoting and disciplining officers using the "good ol' boy network" and "favoritism". 55- percent of the officers said they were looking for another job-- citing low morale as the main reason, along with poor pay and benefits. Nearly one third of those who responded also felt the police department was NOT doing a good job of protecting citizens.

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[8-Tech-WVU]


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It's been a decade since the Virginia Tech Hokies lost three straight games in a single season.
Last night, that streak came to an end in Blacksburg, when the Hokies took on their border rivals, the West Virginia Mountaineers.
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Fans packed Lane Stadium... even though it was a work-night.
The evening started off well as Lee Suggs broke an N-C-A-A record... scoring a touchdown in 24 straight games.
But the Mountaineers answered and carried a 21 to 16 lead into the fourth quarter.
West Virginia's defense sealed the win in the fourth quarter.
With fewer than 20 seconds left... Tech quarterback Brian Randall is picked off in the endzone.
West Virginia wins it 21 to 18.

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[LEO IN CHROMAKEY]

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A Lynchburg man purchased this home for one dollar. Now it looks like a million bucks. The facelift took three years to complete. We'll find out how he did it...
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