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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Partly cloudy with a chance of showers and storms.
That's the trend through the holiday weekend.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the full forecast, coming up.





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All lanes of southbound interstate 81 are now open again in Wythe County.
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Officials say the tractor trailor accident had closed all but one southbound lane of the interstate near mile marker 61.
The trucks cargo had to be off-loaded before the lanes were re-opened.
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[7-Carroll-Shooting]


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A family argument led to a shooting last night in Carroll County.
Sheriff's officials say they found 40- year- old Michael Shane Davis lying in a yard on Sheeptown Road with gunshot wounds to both legs.
Davis told deputies that his father 70- year- old Howard Donald Davis had shot him after an argument.
Authorities arrested the elder Davis, and charged him with malicious wounding.
He's being held in the New River Valley Regional Jail without bond.

The victim, Michael Davis, is listed in stable condition.[7-Buchanan-Fraud]


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The former chair of the Buchanan County Board of Supervisors and three other people are expected to enter guilty pleas today to racketeering and money laundering as part of an investigation into illegal use of disaster relief funds.
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[SUPER=03-Abingdon/June 24]


Sixteen Buchanan County officials and businessmen were indicted last month in an alleged corruption scandal, in which county leaders are accused of taking bribes.
Local contractors apparently used cash, cars, guns and even coon hunting trips to win government contracts.
Officials have been investigating the possible corruption for more than a year.
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[7-6C'burg-Shooting]


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One of the teens accused of killing her classmate in Christiansburg is no longer facing criminal charges.
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[SUPER=03-Christiansburg/June 8;]

Prosecutors dropped the voluntary manslaughter charge against 14 year old Mandi Carlson yesterday. 15 year old Edward Bertrand was shot and killed last month in the garage of Carlson's Christiansburg home. An assistant Commonwealth's Attorney says Carlson could be charged again. 17 year old Zachary Linkous is still charged with voluntary manslaughter and malicious wounding.
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[7-11Elliston-Fatals]


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A mother and daughter from Montgomery County were laid to rest yesterday.
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Funeral services for 44- year- old Joyce Sirry and her six- year- old daughter Betty were held at Seneca Baptist Church. The mother and daughter died Saturday after being hit by a car as they walked down Route 460. Church members raised 17- hundred dollars to help the family cover funeral costs. Long time residents say they've never seen such an outpouring of community support.
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21 year old Christopher Hight faces two counts of involuntary manslaughter and one count of driving under the influence of drugs in connection with the accident.

[55-WXHeads]


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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... A mix of clouds and sunshine for the July fourth weekend-- along with a good chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the seven day outlook, coming up.

[55-Traffic-Alert]


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All lanes of southbound interstate 81 have re-opened in Wythe County.
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Officials say tractor trailor accident had closed all but one southbound lane of the interstate near mile marker 61.
The trucks cargo had to be off-loaded before the lanes were re-opened.
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[55-11Auto-Villa]


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A Danville woman is suing a local used car dealer.
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When Kim Adkins bought her Hyundai Tiburon (Tib-er-on) a year ago, she says the salesman at Auto Villa told her there'd been some "cosmetic damage" to the rear end. When her husband took it to Crane Tire to check out the steering, they began to learn the full extent of it.
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((KIM ADKINS/AUTO VILLA CUSTOMER: CRANE SAID IT HAD BEEN CUT. NEWS 7 Reporter: Meaning? KIM ADKINS/AUTO VILLA CUSTOMER: CUT IN HALF, WELDED BACK TOGETHER WITH PART OF ANOTHER CAR.))
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[OUT Q=of another car.]
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According to the lawsuit filed last month in federal court, the front half had been wrecked in Maryland.
The back half has twice as many miles on it, came from Texas, and is a 2000 model, a year older than the front.

Just a matter of months before Adkins bought her Hyundai, Rob and Katrice Stewart won a six-figure jury award against Auto Villa. They bought a Honda Civic without knowing the odometer had been rolled back 40-thousand miles, that it had been wrecked three times, and salvaged the third time.
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((ALTHOUGH IT MAY NOT HAVE MEANT MUCH TO AUTO VILLA; WE WERE JUST ANOTHER CUSTOMER THAT HAD GONE BY THE WAYSIDE, OR WHATEVER. BUT AT LEAST I FELT LIKE IT WAS A BIG WIN FOR THE LITTLE PEOPLE.))
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In the end the judge reduced the damage award to 34-thousand dollars in the Stewart case, but they still consider it a victory.
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[55-11Old-Dominion]


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A Lynchburg company is leaving the Hill City for bigger space in Amherst County.
County officials say Old Dominion Footwear plans to consolidate its corporate headquarters and distribution operations in the Amelon Square Industrial Park.
The county says Old Dominion's outgrown its facilities in the Hill City and will relocate to Amherst County by next May.

[55-11L'burg-Council]


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Lynchburg City Hall is seeing some new faces.
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Ceasor Johnson, Michael Gillette and Jeff Helgeson (HEL-guh-son) were sworn in as the three newest members of city council.
They replace Ed Barksdale, Julian Adams and Robert Garber in their respective Ward seats.
Council also chose Carl Hutcherson to serve another two-year term as mayor.
Joan Foster will replace Bert Dodson as vice-mayor.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Partly cloudy today with highs in the mid 80s.
The holiday weekend forecast is calling for a good chance of rain and storms.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the weekend forecast, after the news.





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All lanes of southbound interstate 81 are now open again in Wythe County.
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Officials say tractor trailor accident had closed all but one southbound lane of the interstate near mile marker 61.
The trucks cargo had to be off-loaded before the lanes were re-opened.
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[8-11Rest-day]


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State lawmakers may be heading back to Richmond to get rid of a law that took effect yesterday. The new law requires employers to give weekend workers either Saturday or Sunday off, or pay workers triple time.
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The General Assembly passed a bill that inadvertently requires employers to give weekend workers a day of rest.
The new law went into effect yesterday.
The Attorney General says the only way to fix the law is to call legislators into special session.
Business leaders say there is no way of knowing how many employees will take advantage of the mistake, but that it's not worth finding out.
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((HUGH KEOGH/VIRGINIA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: WE SEE GREAT POTENTIAL FOR MISCHIEF LACKING A SPECIAL SESSION. IT MAY NOT OCCUR BUT THERE'S A REAL RISK AND WE CAN'T REALLY LET THAT HAPPEN.))
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A special session would cost taxpayers over 26-thousand dollars.
But some say the disruption to businesses in the state could quickly amount to millions.
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The attorney general's office says several businesses plan to file suit today seeking an injunction to stop the enforcement of the law.

[8-11Campbell-Standoff]


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A Rustburg man faces several felony charges after an armed standoff with police.
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Authorities say 50-year-old Eugene Trail walked into Farm Service Company Incorporated on Route 29 yesterday and fired several shots before ordering employees out.
Trail's wife works at the business... the couple apparently had been having domestic problems.
Police finally were able to talk him into surrendering.
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((TERRY GADDY/CAMPBELL CO. SHERIFF: OBVIOUSLY HE NEEDED PSYCHOLOGICAL HELP AND THAT 'S WHAT I TOLD HIM, IF HE WOULD PUT THE GUN DOWN AND COME OUT, OBVIOUSLY WE WEREN'T OUT HERE TO HURT HIM, WE WERE OUT HERE TO MAKE SURE HE WAS OKAY SO WE WERE ABLE TO HAVE HIM UNLOAD THE GUN THEN COME OUT AND WE MET HIM HALFWAY AND PLACED HIM UNDER ARREST.))
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Trail is undergoing a psychiatric evaluation before any charges are filed.
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