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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
The holiday rain extends into the work week...with highs only reaching the upper 40s.
Steve Pardon has your seven day outlook, coming up.





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Two people are dead after their car ran off the road in Henry County. State Police say around 8:15 last night, 19 year old Brandon Lee Philpott of Bassett was driving his car on Route 108 when it ran off the right side of the road and hit a tree. The passenger in the car, 21 year old Khrystal Dawn Craig of Martinsville, was also killed. Police are still investigating.

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A Craig County man has died from injuries he suffered after being beat up last weekend.
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Family members and hospital officials confirmed that 65-year-old Richard Sarver died yesterday evening at Roanoke Memorial hospital. Police say he was seriously injured Monday when 22-year-old William Riley Richardson
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of Clifton Forge attacked him. According to reports, Richardson attacked the wheelchair bound Sarver when he threatened to call police after Richardson beat a 17-year-old girl.
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Richardson already faces a number of felony charges including attempted murder, malicious wounding and attempted arson. No word whether the charges will be upgraded.

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A Roanoke man who was shot on Friday night has died.
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Police say 22 year old Claude Benson Harper died yesterday evening at Roanoke Memorial Hospital. Harper was shot in the face Friday night in the 500 block of Rutherford Avenue. Witnesses say the incident stemmed from an earliler fight at Loudon Park. Roanoke City Police say they have developed a suspect in the shooting, and will confer with the Commonwealth's Attorney on what charges will be filed.
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Despite 6 years of work by a legislative panel, efforts to choose a new state song are quickly fading. Eight finalists for a new state song have been chosen, but so far there's no winner.
The subcommittee's work is scheduled to end July 1st.
That would leave Virginia as the nation's only state without a state song. The panel used a contest to get new submissions, but a lawsuit, copyright issues, and politicking held up progress.
Virginia's old state song "Carry Me Back to Ole Virginny" was retired in 1997.

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Whether you're in church every Sunday or not, you've probably been hearing more about Christianity lately.
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Books like "The Purpose Driven Life", and Mel Gibson's movie "The Passion of the Christ" have seemingly become dinner-table topics.
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With the popularity of Christianity continuing to increase, businesses are quick to deliver products related to the topic.
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((STEVEN WASILEWSKY/BOOKS-A-MILLION MANAGER: I WOULDN'T NECESSARILY CALL IT A TREND BUT IF YOU WANT TO CALL IT A TREND, WHAT A GREAT ONE, IT IS TRIPLING LAST YEARS BUSINESS.))
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And it's not just books they're selling. Countless accessories like bible covers and bible study guides are also selling.
The popularity surge doesn't look to slow down.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Keep the umbrella with you today...a good chance of rain remains in the forecast through tomorrow.
Steve Pardon has the forecast details, after the news.

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Whether you're in church every Sunday or not, you've probably been hearing more about Christianity lately.
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Books like "The Purpose Driven Life", and Mel Gibson's movie "The Passion of the Christ" have seemingly become dinner-table topics.
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With the popularity of Christianity continuing to increase, businesses are quick to deliver products related to the topic.
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((STEVEN WASILEWSKY/BOOKS-A-MILLION MANAGER: I WOULDN'T NECESSARILY CALL IT A TREND BUT IF YOU WANT TO CALL IT A TREND, WHAT A GREAT ONE, IT IS TRIPLING LAST YEARS BUSINESS.))
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And it's not just books they're selling. Countless accessories like bible covers and bible study guides are also selling.
The popularity surge doesn't look to slow down.
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One Salem church held a massive celebration for its Easter Mass yesterday.
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The congregation of Our Lady of Nazareth Catholic Church brought their usual Sunday Mass from inside the church walls to the Salem Civic Center yesterday morning. Hundreds of people were on hand to pray, worship and receive the word of God.
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((CATHY GRIFFIN, OUR LADY OF NAZARETH: WE'RE CELEBRATING THE RESURRECTION OF JESUS CHRIST TODAY. WE BELIEVE WE'RE ALL SINNERS AND THAT GOD SENT JESUS CHRIST TO DIE FOR OUR SINS AND HE ROSE FROM DEATH. WE ALL HAVE NEW LIFE IN HIM.))
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[OUT Q=.. NEW LIFE IN HIM.]
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Griffin says since so many people come back to the church for Easter services, the church decided years ago to combine all of the them and hold one big service at the Civic Center.
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Members of the New Horizons Nondemoninational Church in Radford celebrated Easter by holding service in its own building.
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Pastor Rich Palmer and his wife Debbie began their ministry at Radford University when they started the Campus Crusades for Christ. Soon the small bible study grew into a congregation of more than 200 people. That's when they decided to build their church.
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((RICH PALMER/NEW HORIZONS CHURCH PASTOR: IT'S FUNNY BECAUSE WE NEVER WANTED TO BUILD BUT WE FOUND OUT AS WE WERE GROWING THAT THERE WAS NO MORE PLACE TO RENT IN THE AREA ON EVERY SUNDAY.))
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Palmer says the congregation has grown into a mixture of both college students and community members over the past five years.
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((RICH PALMER/NEW HORIZONS CHURCH PASTOR: OUR THEME IS TO LOVE GOD AND LOVE PEOPLE. AND YOU CAN'T LOVE GOD IF YOU CAN'T LOVE PEOPLE. AND SO THAT IS THE THEME OF OUR CHURCH AND THAT'S WHY I THINK THAT WE'VE GROWN.))
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It is a philosophy that Palmer hopes to keep visitors coming back.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Staying cool and rainy today, but the forecast changes for the better later in the week.
Steve Pardon has the full forecast, right after the news.





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A single vehicle accident in Henry County kills two people. State Police say around 8:15 last night, 19 year old Brandon Lee Philpott of Bassett was driving his car on Route 108 when it ran off the right side of the road and hit a tree. The passenger in the car, 21 year old Khrystal Dawn Craig of Martinsville, was also killed.


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A man who was shot in the face in Roanoke Friday night has died.
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Police say 22 year old Claude Benson Harper died yesterday evening at Roanoke Memorial Hospital. Harper was shot in the face in the 500 block of Rutherford Avenue. Witnesses say the incident stemmed from an earliler fight at Loudon Park. Roanoke City Police say they have developed a suspect in the shooting, and will confer with the Commonwealth's Attorney on what charges will be filed.
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A Craig County man died from injuries he sustained after being beat up last weekend.
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Family members and hospital officials confirmed that 65-year-old Richard Sarver died yesterday evening at Roanoke Memorial hospital. Police say he was seriously injured Monday when 22-year-old William Riley Richardson
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of Clifton Forge attacked him. According to reports, Richardson attacked the wheelchair bound Sarver when he threatened to call police after Richardson beat a 17-year-old girl.
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Richardson already faces a number of felony charges including attempted murder, malicious wounding and attempted arson. No word whether the charges will be upgraded.

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The New Horizons Nondemoninational Church in Radford celebrated Easter by holding service in its own building.
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Pastor Rich Palmer and his wife Debbie began their ministry at Radford University when they started the Campus Crusades for Christ. Soon the small bible study grew into a congregation of more than 200 people. That's when they decided to build their church.
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((RICH PALMER/NEW HORIZONS CHURCH PASTOR: IT'S FUNNY BECAUSE WE NEVER WANTED TO BUILD BUT WE FOUND OUT AS WE WERE GROWING THAT THERE WAS NO MORE PLACE TO RENT IN THE AREA ON EVERY SUNDAY.))
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Palmer says the congregation has grown into a mixture of both college students and community members over the past five years.
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((RICH PALMER/NEW HORIZONS CHURCH PASTOR: OUR THEME IS TO LOVE GOD AND LOVE PEOPLE. AND YOU CAN'T LOVE GOD IF YOU CAN'T LOVE PEOPLE. AND SO THAT IS THE THEME OF OUR CHURCH AND THAT'S WHY I THINK THAT WE'VE GROWN.))
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[OUT Q=...that we've grown.]
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It is a philosophy that Palmer hopes to keep visitors coming back.
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