[7-Bedford-Shooting]

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Bedford authorities are investigating a shooting. They say one person was shot around 11:30 last night. It happened off Route 43 North towards the Peaks of Otter. The victim was taken to Lynchburg General Hospital. Police caught up with the suspect after he lost control of his car and flipped it over. He is now in police custody. Authorities are not sure what led up to the shooting.

[7-11Pillowtex]


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With almost a thousand Pillowtex workers in Fieldale having lost their jobs, Governor Mark Warner says state and federal funds will be allocated to provide help.
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[SUPER=03-Fieldale;]

Warner met with employees at the union hall yesterday answering questions and explaining their options. Employees need to fill out paperwork with the Virginia Employment Commission to get re-training, unemployment and health care coverage. The Governor says he is also holding out hope that the Fieldale plant could be sold.
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((GOVERNOR MARK WARNER; THE FACT THAT IT WAS MAKING MONEY MEANS THAT IT SHOULD BE ABLE TO BE THAT ASSET THOSE PEOPLE THAT FACILITY SHOULD BE, WE SHOULD BE ABLE TO FIND SOMEONE THAT WILL WANT TO CONTINUE THAT OPERATION.))
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Warner says the best chance of that happening is in the next 45-days. The V-E-C will set up at the local high school to handle the influx of Pillowtex workers. A schedule of meeting times can be found on our website, wdbj7 dot- com.
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[7-11Verizon]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Verizon officials and union leaders continue to negotiate, but so far there is no agreement on a new contract. Union leaders say they are prepared to go on strike, if necessary.
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Verizon employees walked the picket line yesterday in Richmond.
Their contract expires at midnight Saturday, and union leaders say differences on health insurance and job security have not been resolved.
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((GUY ANGELL/CWA LOCAL 2204 PRESIDENT: WE'RE ALWAYS HOPEFUL THAT A STRIKE CAN BE AVERTED AND CAN REACH AGREEMENT, BUT AT THIS TIME WE ARE FAR APART AND WE ARE PLANNING FOR A WALKOUT.)) ((PAUL MILLER/VERIZON SPOKESMAN: WE WOULD HOPE THAT THERE ISN'T A STRIKE. WE CERTAINLY WOULD NOT LIKE TO SEE THAT HAPPEN. AND I DON'T THINK OUR CUSTOMERS WANT TO SEE THAT HAPPEN.))
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There are roughly 13- thousand Verizon employees in Virginia, and about 900 in the area from Roanoke to far southwest Virginia.
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[45-Bedford-Shooting]


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Authorities in Bedford say one person was shot last night.
It happened at around 11:30, off Route 43 North towards the Peaks of Otter. The victim was taken to Lynchburg General Hospital. Police caught up with the suspect after he lost control of his car and flipped it over. He is now in police custody. Authorities are not sure what led up to the shooting.

[45-11Mosquito-Control]


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There have been no confirmed cases of West Nile virus in humans so far this summer.
But health officials say it is only a matter of time before that changes.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The Health Department sends out two workers on a full-time basis to set up traps to determine whether mosquitos have West Nile.
They also respond to citizen complaints about standing water where mosquitos are known to breed.
Roanoke city goes a step further and makes it unlawful for any city resident to keep standing water.
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((KAREN SAUL/VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH: IF WE DON'T GET COOPERATION WE CAN TAKE THEM TO COURT AND IN THE LAST FEW YEARS WE HAVEN'T HAD TO DO THAT FOR MOSQUITO BREEDING.))
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The state is also helping to prevent the spread of the West Nile virus.
Nine V-Dot workers are certified to look for signs of mosquito breeding and treat it with pesticides if needed.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Meantime, the Health Department is no longer testing dead birds in the Roanoke Valley.
They are still collecting birds in Botetourt and Craig Counties as well as Covington.


[45-11Music-Games]


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The rainy weather did not stop the Summer Music Games, nor did it stop thousands of music fans froom coming out to see the show.
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The sold-out, soggy crowd watched seven groups perform last night at Salem Stadium.
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((NAT MUSIC))
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Now the drum corps usually compete against each other. But because of the slippery field, the groups decided it would be an exhibition only.
The bands from all across the country are gearing up for the national championships next week in Florida.
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[8-Bedford-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Bedford authorities are investigating a shooting. They say one person was shot around 11:30 last night. It happened off Route 43 North towards the Peaks of Otter. The victim was taken to Lynchburg General Hospital. Police caught up with the suspect after he lost control of his car and flipped it over. He is now in police custody. Authorities are not sure what led up to the shooting.

[8-114H-Fights]


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An arrest warrant has been issued for an adult chaperone who allegedly allowed 4-H campers to take part in organized fights.
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[SUPER=03-Franklin Co./July 7;]


Franklin County Sheriff Quint Overton says 19-year-old Joe Cocke (COCK) of Bedford County faces three counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor -- a misdemeanor.
Cocke's expected to turn himself in later today.
Overton says the young man KNEW about the fights but did nothing to stop them.
Three younger teenage counselors are already charged with child abuse, disorderly conduct and assault.
Investigators say the teens staged fistfights between campers as young as 10 and charged admission.
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[8-11Shell]


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A Radford photographer charged in connection with the death of one of his models is now asking for donations through his website.
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56-year-old Robert Shell was arrested on sexual charges in connection with the death of his assistant, 19-year-old Marion Franklin of North Carolina. Shell is accused of drugging Franklin, who was found dead in his studio June 3rd. Shell recently paid tribute to the model on his website, calling Franklin his Glass Rose. He also pledged his innocence and asked for contributions toward his defense. Shell was released on 50-thousand dollars bond earlier this month and is now under house arrest. Prosecutors say they will wait for the autopsy report before deciding if they will charge Shell with homicide.
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[8-11L'burg-General]


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A central Virginia hospital has achieved Level Two trauma status.
It's the first time in ten years any Virginia hospital has achieved this status.
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Lynchburg General Hospital has been granted the designation by the state health department, making it one of just three Level Two centers in Virginia.
The label means Lynchburg General is capable of handing severe trauma cases, instead of transferring them to Roanoke or Charlottesville.
The facility recently upgraded its emergency department to add new treatment bays, equipment and 24-hour trauma personnel. (------------)