[7-Franklin-Shooting]

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A former Franklin County Public Safety Director is dead after being shot when a deputy and an animal control officer attempted to serve him with a warrant.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Boones Mill]


The incident happened around 9:45 last night at Webster's home on Route 220 near Boones Mill.
Deputy Todd Maxey and Animal Control Officer Marvin Woods were trying to serve Webster with a warrant for stalking his girlfriend.
Sheriff Quint Overton says Webster pulled a gun and was shot in the chest while on the back porch of his house.
Investigators aren't saying who fired the shots.
Webster died at the scene.
State Police are now in charge of the case.
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((SGT. BOB ROSS/STATE POLICE; WE ARE HERE AT THE REQUEST OF THE SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT TO SEE IF ANYTHING IMPROPER WAS DONE. AND THEN HAVE THE COMMONWEALTHS ATTORNEY SIGN OFF ON WHAT HAS HAPPENED.))
[SUPER=01-Sgt. Bob Ross/State Police]
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[SUPER=03-Rocky Mount/January 30]


Webster was well known in Franklin County.
He served as county Public Safety Director for nine years, but resigned after being arrested for drunk driving in August.
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[7-11Horsley]


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The trial is underway for one of four men accused of beating another man to death last year in Lynchburg.
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[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/June 2002]


28-year-old Ronald L. Brooks Junior died after a group of people attacked him in the 100 block of Jackson Street June 11th.
Brooks had reportedly gone to the area to buy crack cocaine.
24-year-old Shamaine Lamont Horsley is the first to be tried for the crime. Several witnesses testified yesterday they saw Horsley hit Brooks in the head with a large stick.
The medical examiner says Brooks died from multiple blows to his head.
Horsley's defense will begin presenting its case later this morning.
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[7-11Aliens]


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Governor Warner is being urged by some Hispanic Virginians to veto a bill that denies in-state tuition to illegal aliens.
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[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Opponents of the General Assembly-approved measure say it will hurt thousands of Virginia's students by denying them access to better jobs.
They also say the bill unfairly punishes children for decisions made by their parents.
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A spokesman for Attorney General Jerry Kilgore, who supports the measure, says in-state tuition should be reserved only for those who pay state income taxes.
Warner is expected to announce his decision on the bill next week.
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[45-Franklin-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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A former Franklin County Public Safety Director is dead after a sheriff's deputy and an animal control officer attempted to serve him with a warrant.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Boones Mill]


The incident happened around 9:45 last night at Claude Webster's home on Route 220 near Boones Mill.
Deputy Todd Maxey and Animal Control Officer Marvin Woods were trying to serve Webster with a warrant for stalking his girlfriend.
Sheriff Quint Overton says Webster pulled a gun and was shot in the chest while on the back porch of his house.
Investigators aren't saying who fired the shots.
Webster died at the scene.
State Police are now in charge of the case.
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[IN Q=We are here]

((SGT. BOB ROSS/STATE POLICE; WE ARE HERE AT THE REQUEST OF THE SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT TO SEE IF ANYTHING IMPROPER WAS DONE. AND THEN HAVE THE COMMONWEALTHS ATTORNEY SIGN OFF ON WHAT HAS HAPPENED.))
[SUPER=01-Sgt. Bob Ross/State Police]
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[OUT Q=what has happened.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rocky Mount/January 30]


Webster was well known in Franklin County.
He served as county Public Safety Director for nine years, but resigned after being arrested for drunk driving in August.
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[45-AM-Fitzpatrick]


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A familiar face will once again be seated at the Roanoke City Council. Members have selected Bev Fitzpatrick to succeed Bill Carder who is stepping down to take a job in South Boston.
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Fitzpatrick served on city council from 1988 to 1993 including two stints as vice mayor.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Roanoke Mayor Ralph Smith says council members were lobbied hard, and considered many qualified candidates.
In the end however, Fitzpatrick was their unanimous choice.
Fitzpatrick says his top priority is to continue to move the area forward and he believes it takes regional cooperation to achieve that.
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((BEV FITZPATRICK/COUNCIL MEMBER DESIGNATE: ))
[SUPER=01-Bev Fitzpatrick/Council Member Designate]
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[VO-Nat]
Fitzpatrick is expected to take his seat on May 19th.
He'll serve on city council until July of 2004.
He says he has no definite future plans beyond that but will keep the option open for running for the seat once Carder's term is up.
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[8-Franklin-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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A former Franklin County Public Safety Director is dead after being shot when a deputy and an animal control officer attempted to serve him with a warrant.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Boones Mill]


The incident happened around 9:45 last night at Claude Webster's home on Route 220 near Boones Mill.
Deputy Todd Maxey and Animal Control Officer Marvin Woods were trying to serve Webster with a warrant for stalking his girlfriend.
Sheriff Quint Overton says Webster pulled a gun and was shot in the chest while on the back porch of his house.
Investigators aren't saying who fired the shots.
Webster died at the scene.
State Police are now in charge of the case.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We are here]

((SGT. BOB ROSS/STATE POLICE; WE ARE HERE AT THE REQUEST OF THE SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT TO SEE IF ANYTHING IMPROPER WAS DONE. AND THEN HAVE THE COMMONWEALTHS ATTORNEY SIGN OFF ON WHAT HAS HAPPENED.))
[SUPER=01-Sgt. Bob Ross/State Police]
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[OUT Q=what has happened.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rocky Mount/January 30]


Webster was well known in Franklin County.
He served as county Public Safety Director for nine years, but resigned after being arrested for drunk driving in August.
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[8-6-C'burg-Paving]


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Drivers in the New River Valley could experience some delays today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg/Wednesday;]


Weather permitting, V-Dot says it will finish up paving at the intersection of Cambria and Franklin streets in Christiansburg. Officials say the work is beginning this morning, and will take about 12-hours. During that time no left turns will be permitted from Route 460 onto Cambria. Officials says drivers should find alternate routes or expect some delays.
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[8-11City-Council]


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Roanoke City Manager Darlene Burcham unveiled a 204- million dollar budget proposal that would trim services and raise some taxes and fees.
But yesterday, she said officials have done their best to minimize the impact on city residents.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


While local revenues are on the rise, the city faces cuts in state funding.
Burcham has proposed increases for a number of city charges, including the E-911 tax, a short-term rental tax on videos and equipment, and sewage treatment fees.
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((DARLENE BURCHAM/ROANOKE CITY MANAGER; WE EXPECT THE IMPACT ON THE AVERAGE HOUSEHOLD TO BE ABOUT THREE DOLLARS PER MONTH. AND WHILE WE WOULD HOPE WE WOULDN'T HAVE TO RAISE ANYTHING, WE THINK THREE DOLLARS A MONTH FOR THE SERVICES WE DELIVER IN OUR CITY IS A REASONABLE VALUE.))
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Proposed increases did bring some complaints, and city residents will have an opportunity to offer their opinions at a public hearing May first.