[7-11NEwton]

[ANCHOR=Kim]

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The woman found dead in Roanoke on Wednesday morning has now been identified.
She is 25- year old Anna Marie Newton and her most recent address was in the Vinton area.
Investigators are trying to put together a timeline and gather more information about Newton's friends and jobs.
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Police released these photos late last night.
A spokesperson said they were taken in 1998 and were on file in the police department.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Wednesday Morning]


Newton was found dead in the woods off Shenandoah Avenue Wednesday morning.
The medical examiner still has not determined a cause of death, but investigators are treating the case as suspicious.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Police say they did find one family member in the Vinton area, but that person couldn't add much about Anna Marie Newton's life.
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[TAKE CRIMELINE FS]
If you know anything about Newton or saw anything suspicious in the 38-hundred block of Shenandoah Avenue, Roanoke police ask you to call them or Crimeline at 344-8500
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[7-11Generette]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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The suspect in a double murder has been returned to Virginia to face charges..
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Authorities say James Antonio Generette (JEN-ah-RETT-tee) was transported from Durham North Carolina to the Pittsylvania County Jail yesterday. He's being held with no bond.
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co./November 14;]

The 27-year old is suspected in the murders of Willie and Clara Bell Harston. The 68 and 73 year old were found dead in their Blairs home November thirteenth when deputies arrived to do a well-being check. Autopsies showed the Harstons died of blows to the head.
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[7-Poindexter]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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City Police have turned to the U-S Marshal Service for help in tracking down a suspect in the arson and murder of a Roanoke woman last May.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/May 5]

The fire at Hurt Park on 18th Street did not do a lot of structural damage, but it claimed three lives. Authorities identified 31-year old Jermaine Donel Poindexter as a suspect, but so far have NOT been able to find him.

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((ALICE JACKSON, THE YOUNG MOTHER WAS MURDERED AND THESE TWO CHILDREN AGES TWO AND THREE DIED A SHORT TIME AFTERWARDS IN THE HOSPITAL. THERE ARE A LOT OF DETAILS INVOLVING THIS MURDER THAT CERTAINLY MAKES IT A HIDEOUS CASE.))
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Poindexter, also knowns as Askia Shabazz, fled the area shortly afterwards, but Pike says he's confident Marshals can find him. Pike hopes to get the name on the Marshal's most- wanted list.
There's room for two names to be added to the list.
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[45-11Lott]


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Virginia's U-S Senators- John Warner and George Allen, are the first in the nation to say publicly that they'll back Bill Frist to replace Trent Lott as Senate Majority Leader.
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((SEN. JOHN WARNER/(R) VIRGINIA; I'M PLEASED TO JOIN THE BILL FRIST TEAM. IT'S GROWING VERY QUICKLY.))
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Frist has been testing the waters saying he would be happy to take over as Senate Majority leader.
Meanwhile criticism is piling up from Senate republicans over how Lott tried to extricate himself from the furor.
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((SEN. JAMES INHOFE/R- OKLAHOMA; WHEN HE GOES ON TV AND IS TALKING TO A LARGE BLACK AUDIENCE ABOUT THINGS WELL I WISH I HADN'T VOTED THIS WAY. I'VE HAD A CHANGE OF HEART AND ALL OF THAT, THAT IS JUST LIKE SAYING WELL I WAS WRONG WHEN IN HIS HEART I KNOW HE DOESN'T BELIEVE HE WAS WRONG.))
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Lott is at the center of a firestorm for saying the nation would have been better off if a segregationist candidate had been elected President in 1948.
He says he'll keep fighting for his leadership position.
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[45-11Iraq-Money]


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A Roanoke man was arrested by U-S Customs agents as part of a nationwide dragnet of suspects in a money laundering scheme to send 12 million dollars to Iraq. Federal agents say Malik Almaliki (ma-LEAK al-ma-LEK-ee) may not have known exactly where the funds were going. But an indictment un-sealed in Seattle yesterday alleges Almaliki collected more than 100-thousand dollars for transmission overseas.
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Customs Agent David Wilhelm says the funds went by way of banks in England and many parts of the Middle East.
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((DAVID WILHELM/U. S. CUSTOMS AGENT; THE MONEY IS BASICALLY ROUTED IN AN INDIRECT WAY AND ULTIMATELY TO THE INTENDED DESTINATION.))
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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The government charges Almaliki violated the International Emergency Economic Powers Act that was enacted under the first Bush Administration in 1990. Customs Agents seized a computer and software from Almaliki's apartment on Westover Avenue in Roanoke last February. They apprehended him yesterday morning on the job at a local auto dealership.

[45-11Bedford-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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A house fire in Bedford County claimed the life of a pet, but the owners weren't at home.
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[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;]

Around one o'clock yesterday, a motorist saw smoke coming out of this home on Goode Road and called for help. Fire officials say the fire may have started by a wood stove in the basement. The home suffered heavy damage to the basement, and smoke and heat damage to the main floor. Nobody was home when the blaze sparked Fire officials say a pet ferret was killed in the fire.
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[8-11NEwton]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Authorities say it was 25- year- old Anna Marie Newton who was found dead in Roanoke Wednesday morning.
They say her most recent address was in the Vinton area.
Investigators are now focused on trying to get more information about Newton's life.
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[VO-NAT]


Police released these photos late last night.
A spokesperson said they were taken in 1998 and were on file in the police department.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Wednesday Morning]


Newton was found dead in the woods off Shenandoah Avenue Wednesday morning.
The medical examiner still has not determined a cause of death, but investigators are treating the case as suspicious.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Police say they did find one family member in the Vinton area, but that person couldn't add offer much information about the woman.
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[TAKE CRIMELINE FS]
If you know anything about Newton or saw anything suspicious in the 38-hundred block of Shenandoah Avenue, Roanoke police ask you to call them or Crimeline at 344-8500
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[8-11Pulley]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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We could know later today whether remains found in North Carolina are that of a Pittsylvania County woman who has been missing for over 3 years.
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37-year-old Patty Jo Pulley disappeared from her home near Ringgold in May of 1999.
[SUPER=03-Caswell Co., NC/May 1999]


Several searches along the Virginia-North Carolina border helped locate Pulley's car, but no trace of her.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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On Wednesday, a passerby spotted human remains near a bridge on Route 158 in Caswell County, North Carolina.
Pittsylvania County authorities have sent along Pulley's dental records on the chance they could help identify the body.

[8-11College-Cuts]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Leaders of state colleges and universities escaped additional budget cuts in Governor Mark Warner's newest budget plan.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/File Tape;]


In a letter to Virginia Tech President Charles Steger, the governor announced he will NOT impose further reductions to higher education.
The news came in response to a letter STEGER wrote on behalf of the Council of Presidents, explaining why higher-ed CANNOT afford additional cuts.
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((LARRY HINCKER/VT UNIVERSITY RELATIONS; THE GOOD NEWS IS THEY'RE NOT GOING TO BE INCURRING FURTHER REDUCTIONS BUT THE BAD NEWS IS THAT WE STILL HAVE TO FIND WAYS TO ADAPT TO THE CURRENT BUDGET REALITIES 6:25))
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Virginia Tech has lost about 62-million dollars from state budget cuts this year, and will lose an additional eleven-million next year under those same cuts.
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