[7-311-Accident]

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An accident killed one person and sent two others to the hospital overnight.

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Police say a car headed north on Route 3-11 around 10 last night hit a pickup going the same direction. Officials say the passenger of the car - 23 year old Tiffany Christina Allen was killed. The two drivers were taken to the hospital. They have not been identified. Investigators are looking into the possibility of alcohol as a factor. Route 3-11 was closed for about four hours, but is now open to traffic.
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[7-Prison-Lightning]


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Seven inmates at a prison in Central Virginia were injured in yesterday's thunderstorms.
Lightning struck the Dillwyn Correctional Center in Buckingham County.
Corrections officials say the inmates were in an open space between buildings when they were struck shortly after 4 p-m.
They were taken away from the prison for medical care.
It's not clear how badly they were injured.

[7-11SML-Water]


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Health officials in Franklin County have issued a warning to anyone swimming at the upper Blackwater River section of Smith Mountain Lake. Recent water samples taken near Ponderosa Campground had more bacteria than allowed by recreational water quality standards. That means anyone swimming in the area is more likely to become ill with stomach, respiratory, or skin infections. The elevated levels only appeared in the upper Blackwater River section, and are likely the result of heavy rainfall washing surface contaminants into the water.

[7-6-Gregory-Peck]


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A legendary actor who got his start at the Barter Theater has passed away.
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87 year old Gregory Peck was honored last week by the American Film Institute - being named the best hero in the history of movies for his role as "Atticus Finch" in "To Kill a Mockingbird".
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville/November 1989]

In 1989, fans mobbed the star at the Virginia Festival of Film in Charlottesville, where he was being recognized for his contribution to classic films.
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But what many don't know is that he got his start at a small theater in Abingdon.
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[IN Q=Ernie Borgnine, Patricia Neal..]

((RICHARD ROSE/BARTER THEATER: ERNIE BORGNINE, PATRICIA NEAL, GREGORY PECK AND KEVIN SPACEY AND TONS AND TONS OF PEOPLE WHO STARTED THEIR CAREERS HERE. BARTER WAS A TRAINING GROUND AND SINCE IT WAS ONE OF THE FIRST REGIONAL THEATERS, IT REALLY WAS A TRAINING GROUND FOR MOST ACTORS CAREERS AT THAT TIME.))
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Peck was a five time Oscar nominee.
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[45-311-Accident]


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An accident killed one person and sent two others to the hospital overnight.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Last Night]

Police say a car headed north on Route 3-11 around 10 last night hit a pickup going the same direction. Officials say the passenger of the car - 23 year old Tiffany Christina Allen was killed. The two drivers were taken to the hospital. They have not been identified. Investigators are looking into the possibility of alcohol as a factor. Route 3-11 was closed for about four hours, but is now open to traffic.
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[45-11Shell]


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Neighbors say a Radford photographer was a nice, quiet guy before he was arrested on sexual assault charges.
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56-year-old Robert Edward Lee Shell is charged in connection with the death of 19-year-old model Marion Franklin of Boone, North Carolina. Franklin was Shell's assistant. She went by the name Chloe Jennings.
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Officers say they responded to a report of an overdose at Shell's studio June third , when they found Franklin unconscious. She was later pronounced dead at the hospital. Neighbors who knew Shell say they're shocked.
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((725 HE SEEMED SORT OF FEEBLE IN A WAY, HE WALKED VERY SLOWLY EVERYTHING I'VE HEARD WAS THAT HE WAS A NICE GUY. IT'S JUST VERY BIZARRE.)) [NO SUPER]
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Police say they found Valium and other drugs in Shell's studio and his home on Grove Avenue. He is being held without bond in the New River Valley Regional Jail. Police say he could face more charges.
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[45-11Home-schooling]


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A convention in Richmond is teaching parents more about the growing trend of home schooling.
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More than 22-thousand students in the state are home-schooled.
And that number is going up every year by more than twelve percent.
Home-educators say being both parent and teacher offers many benefits.
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((BECKY FLORA/HOMESCHOOLING PARENT: BY HAVING HIM HOME AND REALLY BEING INVOLVED IN EVERYTHING THAT HE'S LEARNING AND SPENDING THE TIME WITH HIM WE'VE JUST REALLY SEEN THE QUALITY.)) ((JACQUELYN PHILLIPS/SALEM PARENT: ALOT OF RESPONSIBILITY NEEDS TO BE PUT BACK ON THE PARENT INSTEAD OF THE GOVERNMENT AND LATELY I'VE BEEN FEELING THAT PUBLIC SCHOOL HAS AN INSTITUTIONAL FEELING, CONCRETE WALLS AND THINGS LIKE THAT.))

((JODY PHILLIPS/SALEM PARENT: I JUST FEEL LIKE HE CAN LEARN BETTER AT HOME.))
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The annual home-schoolers' convention ends Saturday.
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[8-311-Accident]


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A young woman is dead and two others are injured following a car accident last night.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Last Night]

Police say a car headed north on Route 3-11 around 10 last night hit a pickup going the same direction. Officials say the passenger of the car - 23 year old Tiffany Christina Allen was killed. The two drivers were taken to the hospital. They have not been identified. Investigators are looking into the possibility of alcohol as a factor. Route 3-11 was closed for about four hours, but is now open to traffic.
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[8-11Colbert]


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He says it was a case of mistaken identity, and it could happen to anyone.
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Vater Colbert isn't bitter.
He recognizes that police have a job to do. But they may have been a little too quick to close the bank robbery case after people saw the bank surveillance photo, and identified the suspect as Reverend Colbert. It probably didn't help Colbert that he admitted to embezzling 25-thousand dollars last year.
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((VATER COLBERT/FORMER BANK ROBBERY SUSPECT: I MADE A MISTAKE EARLIER. I CONFESSED TO WHAT I'D DONE. I'D HAVE CONFESSED TO THIS IF I'D DONE IT. Keith Humphry/NEWS7: Do you think because of that embezzlement charge you were more likely to be a suspect, or they were more ready to believe it? IT WAS THAT, AND PEOPLE DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT THE EMBEZZLEMENT.))
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[OUT Q=about the embezzlement.]
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It showed up on his record in the courthouse, but people in the community were unaware he is serving a 10-month sentence with a home monitor. Colbert was released from jail this week once authorities identified another suspect in the robbery.
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[8-11Sat-TV]


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Satellite sales mean more jobs for our area.
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Ironwood Communications says it needs to hire one-hundred satellite technicians to keep up with orders. Applicants don't need technical experience.
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((MATT MCBRIDE/IRONWOOD COMMUNICATIONS; THE ONLY REQUIREMENTS IS THAT YOU DO HAVE SOME SORT OF A PICK TRUCK , VAN SUV , SOME SORT OF VEHICLE THAT YOU CAN WORK OUT OF THAT YOU DON'T MIND WORKING OUT OF.))
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The same hectic work pace is picking up at A-C-S in Roanoke. The regional Dish Network provider is looking for people with satellite experience and in some cases will train.
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[IN Q=if we can]

((MATT WHITCOMB/ACS HOME ENTERTAINMENT PRESIDENT; IF WE CAN FIND THEM WE'LL HIRE THEM WE'RE HIRE THEM RIGHT NOW WITH THE ANTICIPATION OF KEEPING THEM ON AFTER THE SURGE.))
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Satellite installers say business has increased well over 5-hundred percent since local channels were added to the line-up. (------------)