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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
We're ending the year with plenty of sunshine today, as temperatures warm up into the 50s.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has your full forecast, coming up.





[7-Child-Missing]


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The search continues for a missing five year old boy in Halifax County this morning.
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It's been more than 12 hours since family members reported DeAndre Barksdale missing.
Barksdale was visiting his grandparents when he wandered off.
Search and rescue teams have worked overtime trying to find him.
At one point, more than 200 volunteers were searching on foot for the boy.
More volunteers will be helping with the search this morning, as well as a police helicopter and search dogs.
The Halifax County Sheriff says he's thankful for all the help he's receieved, and if anyone has any information, he asks that they contact the Sheriff's office.
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The remains of a crushed drum were found by construction crews at an excavation site near Roanoke's Public Works Service Center.
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Several drums have been found in that area since late summer, when crews began preparations for the city's new stadium and amphitheater.
In a news release, officials said they are following established procedures to test and dispose of the drum and its contents. They have also notified the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality.
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Earlier this month, D-E-Q cited the city for violating state regulations.
The notice of violation followed three recent incidents in which workers discovered waste buried on the site.

[7-11Heironimus]


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Company officials for Heironimus confirmed yesterday that it will close three of its four stores in the state.
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The Associated Press reports the stores at Towers and Towne Square malls in Roanoke and the store in Lynchburg will close.
Heironimus at Spartan Square in Salem will remain open, at least for now.
An official with the parent company says the Salem store's lease has not come up for renewal. But he would not disclose when the lease runs out or whether the company will close the store when it does.
A senior Vice President with the Dunlap Company said increases in rental rates forced the company to close the Roanoke and Lynchburg locations.
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[7-Mega-Millions]


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It will be a REALLY Happy New Year for the person holding the winning Mega Millions lottery ticket.
Officials say the ticket for the 155- million dollar prize was sold near Cleveland, Ohio.
Mega Millions is played in eleven states, including Virginia.


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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Starting out chilly, but temperatures will soar into the 50s for this afternoon.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has your holiday forecast, coming up.

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It's been a long night for authorities in Halifax County as they continue to search for a missing 5 year old.
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It's been more than 12 hours since family members have reported DeAndre Barksdale missing.
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Barksdale is from Newport News but was visiting his grandparents when he wandered off. Search and rescue teams have worked overtime trying to find him. At one point more than 200 volunteers were searching on foot for the boy.
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More volunteers will be helping with the search today as well as a state police helicopter and tracking dogs. Jeff Oaks Halifax County Sheriff says he's thankful for all the help he's receieved, and if anyone has any information please contact the Halifax County Sheriff's office.
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Pittsylvania County officials are looking for a missing Greensboro woman, after a small child was found alone in a parked car.
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Investigators say 25- year- old Tiffiney Nicole Williams was last seen yesterday, when she left a Greensboro doctor's office with her child.
Williams reportedly has a history of mental problems.
Deputies searched the Whittles community where the car was found without finding Williams. The two- year- old has been turned over to Pittsylvania County Social Services. [TAKE CRIMESTOPPERS FS]
Investigators are asking anyone who may have seen or heard anything about Williams to contact Pittsylvania County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-791 -0044.
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Attorneys and consultants are asking for millions of dollars for handling the Pillowtex bankruptcy.
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Four law firms and three financial advisers have submitted bills of about 4-and-a-half million dollars to a bankruptcy court in Delaware.
The fees cover their work for three months following the shutdown of the company last summer.
Bankruptcy law puts those groups ahead of any other creditors.
The closing of Pillowtex threw a thousand people in Henry County out of work.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
You'll want to bundle up as you first head out today, but we'll see milder weather as we head into the afternoon with lots of sunshine.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has your New Year's Eve forecast, right after the news.





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The search continues for a missing five year old boy in Halifax County.
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[VO-NAT]

It's been more than 12 hours since family members have reported DeAndre Barksdale missing.
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Barksdale is from Newport News but was visiting his grandparents when he wandered off. Search and rescue teams have worked overtime trying to find him. At one point more than 200 volunteers were searching on foot for the boy.
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More volunteers will be helping with the search this morning, as well as a state police helicopter and tracking dogs.
The Halifax County Sheriff says he's thankful for all the help he's receieved, and if anyone has any information please contact the Sheriff's office.
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[8-5-Global-Contact]


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Hundreds of people are going after jobs at Pulaski County's newest company.
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Global Contact Services is opening a call center at on old office building in downtown Pulaski. The company began interviewing people this week for 150-positions.
G-C-S has already hired 40-people and interviewed more than 100.
Company officials say they chose Pulaski over four other states because of the eager workforce.
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((GREG ALCORN: IT'S VERY EXCITING FOR US TO BE PART OF PULASKI'S GROWTH INTO THE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ARENA. WE FEEL LIKE WE'VE BEEN DOING THAT FOR THE LAST 5,6 YEARS IN THE GROWTH THAT WE'VE HAD IN OUR EXISTING FACILITIES THAT WE CAN BRING THAT MODEL TO PULASKI.))
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G-C-S may hire as many as 300-people over the next six months. The call center will open January 26th.
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Attorneys and consultants are asking for millions of dollars for handling the Pillowtex bankruptcy.
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Four law firms and three financial advisers have submitted bills of about 4-and-a-half million dollars to a bankruptcy court in Delaware.
The fees cover their work for three months following the shutdown of the company last summer.
Bankruptcy law puts those groups ahead of any other creditors.
The closing of Pillowtex threw a thousand people in Henry County out of work. (------------)