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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Temperatures are taking a nosedive today, as winds remain gusty.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has details in the Thursday forecast, right after the news.
But first--




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[7-2-11Rumley]


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Henry County deputies have arrested a man in connection with the deadly shooting of a Martinsville man.
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18-year old Marcus Jerome Rumley was arrested and charged with second degree murder yesterday.
Investigators believe Rumley shot 28-year old Fredriquez (Fred-reek-ezz) Monzale Finney several times Monday, then took his Ford Expedition SUV.
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Rumley's being held in the Henry County jail without bond.

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According to a new study, where you live in Virginia has a lot to do with whether you'll be sentenced to die.
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A report published by the A-C-L-U says the state's death penalty system is riddled with flaws.
It says prosecutorial misconduct and incompetent defense lawyers contribute to the wrongful convictions and executions of innocent people.
The report also shows a geographical bias.
For example, murder defendants in Bedford are 20 times more likely to get the death penalty than those on trial in Roanoke.
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((RACHEL KING/ACLU: THE SINGLE MOST IMPORTANT FACTOR IN DETERMINING WHO ENDS UP ON DEATH ROW IS THE PROSECUTOR WHO DECIDES WHETHER TO BRING A CAPITAL CASE. WE FOUND GEOGRAPHY AND RACE CONTINUE TO PLAY A ROLE IN THAT CHARGING DECISION. STEVEN BENJAMIN/CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY: THE SYSTEM IS CRIPPLED, THE SYSTEM IS INDEED BROKEN.))
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The report recommends a moratorium on executions until reforms are put in place.
A spokeswoman for the governor says Warner believes there are already adequate safeguards in place.
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Bids for Roanoke's new stadium are higher than city officials had hoped.
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With the site work already under way, city officials were receiving bids on the construction of the stadium and amphitheater.
Six construction companies submitted base bids ranging from 13 point four million dollars to 14 and a half million.
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The city has the option of negotiating with the low bidder to bring the project in at a lower cost.
City Engineer Phil Schirmer says officials have their work cut out for them, but he says he still believes it is doable.

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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Look for high winds and cool temperatures.
In fact, we've already reached our high for the day.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner explains, coming up in the forecast.

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Right now Christopher Picard is a free man, but investigators are working to change that.
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A new lead took prosecutor Cliff Hapgood and investigators back to a field in Glade Hill today where they believe Lori Boyd was killed.
The search was sparked by a letter prosecutors received Monday.
The field is where some of Boyd's belongings -- and signs of a struggle -- were found last October.
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Christopher Picard lives nearby -- and says he just came across the items and touched them.
The 23-year-old, on trial Tuesday for capital murder, was released after prosecutors announced they had new evidence to pursue.
Picard told News-7 he's innocent.
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The bids are in on Roanoke's new stadium, and the numbers are higher than city officials had hoped.
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With the site work already under way, city officials were receiving bids on the construction of the stadium and amphitheater.
Six construction companies submitted base bids ranging from 13 point four million dollars to 14 and a half million.
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The city has the option of negotiating with the low bidder to bring the project in at a lower cost.
City Engineer Phil Schirmer says officials have their work cut out for them, but he says he still believes it is doable.

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The Salem Civic Center could be expanding this time next year.
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The city is advancing a plan to expand the fairgrounds with an exhibit hall, ballroom and meeting room on the north end of the facility near Texas Street. The head of the Planning Department says Salem is working with two consultants on the project. Although the issue has yet to go before city council Joe Yates says construction could begin next year.
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Meantime, Salem is hoping to attract at hotel chain to the Civic Center site. Yates says the city would sell two to three acres of the commercially zoned property to a developer if the right deal presented itself.

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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Wind warnings remain in effect today, and the wind chill will be a factor for some area tonight.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has details, up next in the Thursday forecast.




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Hundreds of workers who lost their jobs in Pulaski will receive help from the government.
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The Renfro Corporation is closing its Pulaski plant and letting 315-employees go.
The textile plant makes socks, including the Fruit of a Loom brand. Company officials blame competition from foreign markets and dropping prices for the closing.
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((DAVID GREEN: WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO DO TODAY IS MEET WITH SOME GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS TO SEE WHAT ADDITIONAL BENEFITS MAY BE OUT THERE THROUGH THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AS WELL AS THE STATE GOVERNMENT THAT WE'RE NOT AWARE OF TODAY./ NANCY HOVACK WE JUST HOPE WE CAN PICK UP SOME JOBS IN PULASKI COUNTY. CAUSE WE HAVE SOME GOOD HARD WORKERS HERE. AND A LOT OF FOLKS ARE OLDER AND I AM FORTUNATE THAT YOU KNOW, I AM HEALTHY AND I CAN GO OUT HERE AND FIND ANOTHER JOB.))
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Renfro laid off 166 workers last August. The plant will officially close on January 10th. Congressman Rick Boucher says the workers will be eligible to receive federal assistance from the U.S. Department of Labor. Money will be available for retraining and health care premium payments.
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A controversial sex- themed TV show is back on the Virginia Tech campus, but some changes have been made to the program.
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More than 60 students showed up for last night's taping of Sex Talk Live. But some students felt the show is degrading and protested outside.
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((STEPHANIE NICHOLAS/VT STUDENT: THEY'RE ASKING WOMEN TO PARTAKE IN FAKE ORGASM CONTESTS AND DEEP THROATING BANANA CONTESTS AND SEXUAL POSITION CHARADES AND I JUST FEEL THAT IS NOT A VERY GOOD PORTRAYAL OF WOMEN.))
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Delegate Bob Marshall of Manassas also opposes the show, and has threatened to shut off funding if Virginia Tech doesn't pull the plug.
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((JARETT HENSHAW/SHOW'S CREATOR: SOME PEOPLE MIGHT DISAGREE WITH US TALKING ABOUT SEX AND THINGS LIKE THAT AT A PUBLIC UNIVERSITY BUT WE ALSO HAVE THE RIGHT TO TALK ABOUT IT IF WE LIKE.))
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However, the show was toned down.
There are still sexual games and sex talk, but adult toys given out are now wrapped up, and contestants can also request a non sexual prize. ID's were also checked at the door to make sure everyone was over 18. Delegate Marshall has not seen the latest taping of the show, and says he has to view it first before moving forward. (------------)