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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Partly cloudy with highs in the mid 70s.
We could see some showers.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the Friday forecast, coming up.





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A Martinsville man is dead after the van he was working on rolled off its supports and trapped him underneath. Police say the accident happened yesterday afternoon while 40 year old Roy Edward Moorman was doing mechanical work behind a residence at 1137 Pine Hall Road.
Authorities have determined that the van's drive shaft had been disconnected from the transmission. They have also said that the van's parking brake had not been set.

[7-11Walton]


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A federal judge says death row inmate Percy Levar Walton is psychotic, but understands what it means to be executed therefore sentencing him to die for murdering three people.
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[TAKE PINNACLE FULL] In a seven-page opinion issued yesterday evening, Judge Wilson writes: "Although Walton is clearly suffering from mental disorder... that does not prevent a state from executing a convicted defendant merely BECAUSE he suffers from mental illness."
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The judge expressed his annoyance with the state Attorney General's office saying the state needed to consider Walton's claim of incompetence "no matter how inconvenient it might be." Wilson is threatening to bill the Commonwealth for the work of the psychiatrist who testified in the case on Wednesday.

[7-11Chemical-Leak]


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A defect in a new tank may be the cause of an ammonia leak at Federal Mogul.
Officials will meet next week to discuss Wednesday night's chemical spill in Blacksburg.
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No one was injured, but the incident took nearly seven hours to clean-up.
Blacksburg police and fire crews and even a Giles County Hazmat team worked to clear the area and patch the leak.


Emergency officials say the incident was handled well, and could have been much worse.
This was also the first time Blacksburg's new emergency alert system was used.
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[7-11Nudist-camp]


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Legislation putting new restrictions on nudist camps for children may soon become a bill.
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Yesterday, a Senate Committee approved a bill requiring that children attending nude camps be accompanied by a parent.
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((DEL. JACK REID/R-HENRICO CO.: WE HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY HERE TO PASS LEGISLATION TO PROTECT CHILDREN.))
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But the owner of the state's only youth nude camp says lawmakers are unfairly singling out nudists.
He says the children in his camp are safe.
Other enthusiasts of nude recreation testified that legislators are relying on false assumptions.
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((JONATHAN SHAPIRO/NATURIST ACTION COMMITTEE FOR VIRGINIA: LET ME TELL YOU SOMETHING THAT MIGHT COME AS A SURPRISE, NUDIST CHILDREN ARE USED TO NUDITY, THEY ARE USED TO SEEING THEIR FAMILY NUDE, EVEN STRANGERS, AND IT DOESN'T BOTHER THEM.))
[SUPER=01-Jonathan Shapiro/Naturist Action Committee for Virginia;]
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The House of Delegates has already passed the legislation.
The measure now heads to the full Senate for a vote.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Soak up the summer-like temperatures while you can.
We'll have one more day in the 70s..then a cooldown begins this weekend.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunne has details, coming up.

[55-VOBGas-laws]


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Pay before you pump is becoming more common at gas stations in order to prevent gas drive-offs.
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That may be hard to believe since Virginia has a law that targets people who pump without paying.
Since 2001, violators can be fined up to one hundred dollars and have their license suspended up to thirty days.
The state's fuel industry believes the law is working.
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((MIKE O'CONNOR/FUEL INDUSTRY REPRESENTATIVE: THE NUMBER OF DRIVE OFF HAVE DECREASED IN VIRGINIA SINCE THIS BILL BECAME LAW THREE YEARS AGO.))
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But it is hard to prove the law is working.
That's because the Department of Motor Vehicles does not track how many lose their license every year for pumping without paying.
The state lists those in a general category with other offenses.
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[55-11Company-A]


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129 citizen soldiers got a heroic send off yesterday as reported for active duty.
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Company A of the 116th Infantry Regiment marched from the Bedford Armory to the D-Day Memorial yesterday morning. Hundreds of people lined the streets, while nearly a thousand school children chanted U-S-A outside the D-Day Memorial.
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Veterans who served in Company A during World War II say Bedford residents always come together during times of conflict.
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((ROY STEVENS: WHATEVER HAPPENS TO ONE HAPPENS TO ALL OF THEM. WE WANT TO BE THERE TO ASSIST ONE ANOTHER AND THAT WHAT MAKES SOLDIERS WHAT THEY ARE TODAY AND I'M SURE THE BOYS TODAY FEEL THE SAME WAY WE DID 60 YEARS AGO.))
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Governor Mark Warner also attended the send- off and says Company A has the support of ALL Virginians- no matter what their political affiliation. The soldiers traveled to Fort Bragg, North Carolina where they'll begin an 18- month tour of active duty.
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A team of Virginia Tech students is hoping for a first place finish in a 250 mile race from Los Angeles to Las Vegas.
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It's called the Grand Challenge and Tech has one of only 24 teams in the nation competing.
The students designed an autonomous vehicle, meaning it's guided by a Global Positioning System and no human intervention is allowed.
The first team to cross the finish line in under 10 hours, wins a million dollars.
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((BRET LEEDY/SENIOR MECHANICAL ENGINEERING MAJOR: THIS IS ACTUALLY GETTING YOUR HANDS IN, FIGURING OUT A TECHNICAL PROBLEM. DEVELOPING A PLAN, WORKING WITH A HUGE TEAM ON HIGHLY SOPHISTICATED EQUIPMENT AND ACTUALLY GETTING INTO SEE IT THROUGH RIGHT NOW.))
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The students showed off their vehicle during a test run this week at Tech.
The race begins next Saturday.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Partly cloudy with highs in the 70s, but expect tempeatures to turn more seasonable.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the weekend outlook, after the news.





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State Police are awaiting D-N-A test results to CONFIRM it , but they believe a Christiansburg man was the driver of a motor home involved in a fatal accident thisweek.
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Three people died Sunday night in a head-on collision on route 219 in Giles County.
According to the two surviving passengers in the motor home, 54 year old Kelly Lee Martin was driving when the vehicle struck a Nissan, killing 26 year old Melissa Rae Mann and 6 year old Lexi Thompson.
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Police are asking anyone who may have seen the 1973 white and maroon striped motor home on the night of the accident to contact them.

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Authorities are trying to re- trace the steps of a fatal accident that happened Monday in Bedford, killing three teenagers.
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A state police accident reconstruction team was on Route 619 earlier yesterday trying to piece together the moments leading up to the crash. According to police reports, 17-year-old Ginni Creasey went off the shoulder of the road, overcorrected and sent her car into the path of an oncoming Jeep. Using markings police made Monday night, the team used computerized equipment to plot and mark the paths of the vehicles.
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((SGT. PHIL CHEEK, VIRGINIA STATE POLICE: IT LOOKS LIKE THE JEEP THAT WAS HERE DID A COMPLETE 360 AND LANDED HERE ON THE EDGE OF THE ROAD. MOST LIKELY DIDN'T REALLY GO AIRBORNE, BUT NOT A LOT OF CONTACT WITH THE ROAD.))
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The troopers will be able to input this data into a computer program which will provide a scale diagram of the scene.


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[8-11Pillowtex]


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This weekend, the highest bidder will get to take home a piece of textile history.
The liquidation company that bought Pillowtex is holding a huge auction tomorrow.
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7 months ago, this building in Kannapolis, North Carolina was the headquarters of one of the world's biggest textile companies.
Today it's a warehouse of memories... everything from the company board room to handpainted French wallpaper from the 1800's to NASCAR items.
The new owners say they understand many will feel some pain that these items are being auctioned off, but they also say they've been warmly welcomed.
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((GARY GOLDSMITH/LIQUIDATOR; THEY'VE NOT TREATED US WITH ANY ANIMOSITY. THEY SAY YOU'RE HERE AND YOU'RE PART OF OUR COMMUNITY FOR RIGHT NOW.))
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The money raised from the auction will help pay off the company's massive debt.
The Pillowtex liquidation auction will be held at the Baxter Hood Center in Rock Hill, South Carolina.
Bidding starts at 11 o-clock tomorrow morning.
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