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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
A winter weather advisory is in effect from this afternoon through tomorrow morning.
Some areas could see several inches of snow.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has your detailed forecast, coming up.
But first we have some school announcements to pass along to you.
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[take schooltouch fs] Patrick County schools will be closed today. Head Start in Fries will close at Noon today. Head Starts in Hillsville,Fairiview, and Galax are also closing at Noon.
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[7-11Bath-Fatal]


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A woman was killed in an accident in Bath County yesterday.
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State troopers say her husband was driving the couple's van north on Route 42, when it ran off the road and hit two trees.
72 year old Rita Baird Walters of Millboro was not wearing a seatbelt and died at the scene.
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75 year old Edward Terrel (Tare-ul) Walters was wearing a seatbelt.
He was flown to Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
Troopers aren't sure what caused him to run off the road.

[7-11Lake-Car]


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Amherst County officials are looking into the death of a woman who was found in her car submerged in water.
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47-year-old Caroline Farmer's husband had reported her missing Tuesday night.
She reportedly had driven up to the Blue Ridge Parkway to read.. and that's where he spotted her car in about ten feet of water in Otter Creek Lake.
It took dive crews about four hours to recover the car and her body.
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((PETER GIVENS/PARK RANGER: WE HAD DIVERS I THINK FROM TWO DIFFERENT RESCUE SQUADS HERE. WATER WAS COLD, THEY WERE NOT REAL EXPERIENCED AT THIS IN THIS COLD WEATHER AND IT JUST A MATTER OF GETTING DOWN UNDERNEATH THE VEHICLE, GETTING THE CABLES SECURELY ATTACHED AND PRETTY STEEP BANK PULLING IT UP.))
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Authorities say there are "no" signs of foul play.
An autopsy will be performed.
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[7-11Concept-One]


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One county's loss may be another's gain.
Pulaski County is now interested in bringing a school for troubled teens to the county, a move that could create more than 70 new jobs.
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This week Radford City Council turned down a request by Concept One that would have turned the empty New River Industries plant into a school.
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An N-R-I spokesperson says that Concept One met with Pulaski County officials on Tuesday about several possible locations.
He says Concept One is still very interested in coming to the New River Valley.

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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Depending on where you are, you see anywhere from one to ten inches of snow by tomorrow morning.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner breaks down the wintry forecast, in just a few moments.
But first we have some school information for you.
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[take schooltouch fs] Head Start in Fries will close at Noon today. Head Starts in Hillsville,Fairiview, and Galax are also closing at Noon. Patrick County schools will be closed today.

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Radford Police are still searching for a suspect involved in a bank robbery.
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This is a composite sketch of the man Radford Police believe robbed the Wachovia Bank on Main Street.
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Investigators say he entered the bank around 9:20 yesterday morning and handed the teller a note saying he had a gun and demanded money.
The man got away with an undisclosed amount of cash.
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[55-11Rice]


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The charges against the man suspected of killing two hikers have been officially dropped--for now.
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The murder charges against Darrell David Rice were dropped yesterday.
Rice was accused of killing two hikers in the Shenandoah National Park in 1996.
But recent D-N-A evidence suggests someone else was at the crime scene.
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((STEVE SPINK/RICE'S FRIEND; I BELIEVE EVENTUALLY THE FACTS WILL COME OUT AND DARRELL WILL BE SEEN IN A MUCH BETTER LIGHT THAN ANYONE INVOLVED IN THE PROSECUTION. THEY HAVE THE DNA OF THE PERPETRATOR AND IF THEY'D GO AFTER THE PERPETRATOR INSTEAD OF A CONVICTION, I THINK JUSTICE WOULD BE BETTER SERVED.)) ((TOM BONDURANT/ASSISTANT U. S. ATTORNEY; THE RESULTS OF THE TESTING DOESN'T PROCLAIM INNOCENCE, BUT IT DOES RAISE A CERTAIN LEVEL OF DOUBT WHERE IT WOULD BE UNETHICAL FOR US TO PROCEED WITH THE CASE.))
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The charges were dropped without prejudice, which means prosecutors can continue their investigation and could re-indict Rice.
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A body of an Amherst County woman has been found inside a car submerged in an Amherst County lake.
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The car was spotted in Otter Creek Lake near the Blue Ridge Parkway around 10:30 yesterday.
It took authorities more than four hours to secure the vehicle and pull it from the lake.
The red Dodge Dakota belonged to 47-year-old Caroline Farmer of Madison Heights.
Her husband had reported her missing around 11 o-clock Tuesday night.
Authorities say there's no apparent sign of foul play.
Her body will be taken to the medical examiner's office in Roanoke for autopsy.
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[8Wx-Headline]


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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Mostly cloudy today with a good chance of snow by this evening.
Some areas could see significant accumulations.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has your complete outlook, coming up.
But first we have some school information to pass along to you.
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[take schooltouch fs] Head Start in Fries will close at Noon today. Head Starts in Hillsville,Fairiview, and Galax will also close at Noon. Patrick County schools are closed today.
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A former Giles County pastor has been convicted of molesting a child.
The jury recommended he spend 10 and half years in prison.
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The jurors took 7 hours to convict 53 year old Roger Holcomb of molesting a child, and only one hour to sentence him.
The prosecutor say he's happy with the outcome.
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((PHILLIP STEELE: THEY SERVED WELL, THEY WERE VERY ATTENTIVE. I'D JUST LIKE TO THANK THEM AND I'D ALSO LIKE TO COMMEND THE CHILDREN WHO TESTIFIED AND WENT THROUGH. IT WAS VERY HARD ON THEM AND HARD ON THEIR FAMILIES. ))
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Holcomb, a former pastor for Pembroke Church of God, was accused of molesting THREE children at the church parsonage.

But the jury found him guilty of molesting ONE child, convicting him of 2 counts of aggravated sexual battery and one count of indecent liberties with a minor.
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((TOM DEBUSK:MY CLIENT HAS SAID ALL ALONG THAT HE DIDN'T DO ANYTHING WRONG TO THIS CHILD. PERHAPS THERE WERE THINGS THAT WERE MISUNDERSTOOD, BUT HE FEELS VERY STRONGLY THAT HE DIDN'T DO ANYTHING TO HARM HER. ))
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The mother of the child Holcomb molested says she's thankful for his sentence, but says her daughter will be scarred for life.
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Meanwhile, the judge has ordered a presentence investigation which could take up to four months.
Holcomb's attorney says an appeal is also still possible.

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Radford Police investigating a bank robbery.
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This is a composite sketch of the man Radford Police believe robbed the Wachovia Bank on Main Street.
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Investigators say he entered the bank around 9:20 yesterday morning and handed the teller a note saying he had a gun and demanded money.
The man got away with an undisclosed amount of cash. (------------)