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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Lots of sunshine today with daytime highs around 90.
We'll pick up a slight chance of showers as we head into the weekend.
Brent Watts has the complete forecast, coming up.





[7-11Giles-Fire]


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Officials are investigating a suspicious fire at a Giles County home last night. The fire damaged a house on Giles Street in Rich Creek. The fire chief says no one was home at the time. State Police investigators will be on the scene later today to determine the cause of the blaze.


[7-11Wythe-Abuse]


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Some details surrounding a Wythe County neglect case may be disturbing for some of our viewers.
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[SUPER=03-Wythe Co.;]

According to search warrant affidavits, deputies got a call from a neighbor and discovered the body of a 65 year old woman. They say dogs were eating her left arm. It happened in the Speedwell section of the county, early Tuesday morning. Investigators say Esther Crigger died of natural causes from a serious respiratory illness, but they say abuse and neglect contributed to the death. She was found in a soiled diaper with her oxygen tank unplugged.
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[IN Q=the conditions]

((DOUG KING: THE CONDITIONS THAT HE FOUND IN ADDITION TO THE VICTIM, THAT'S WHAT LED UP TO THE CHARGES AGAINST THE FATHER AND THE TWO SONS NEGLECT..))
[SUPER=01-Doug King/Wythe Co. Sheriff's Office;]
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[OUT Q=two sons neglect.]
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[TAKE MUGSHOTS] Esther's husband, 79 year old Elmer Crigger, and her two sons, 39 year old Daniel and 37 year old Donald Crigger are all charged with felony neglect and abuse of an incapacitated adult. If convicted, they each face up to 10 years in prison and a 100-thousand dollar fine.
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[7-11Hampton]


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Bedford County's former supervisor, Kirby Richardson pled guilty to forging public documents earlier this year. Yesterday, Kirby's secretary pled guilty to three charges of embezzling money from him.
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[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]

As part of a plea agreement Angela Hampton was sentenced to three years in prison which were suspended on the condition she pay back the more than 16- thousand dollars she stole. The 35- year- old will also serve two years of probation and is not allowed any contact with Richardson - who she worked for at Old Dominion Fabricators. Hampton says Richardson gave her full access to all his bank accounts.
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[IN Q=He had made her]

((RICHARD LAWRENCE/HAMPTON'S ATTORNEY: HE HAD MADE HER HIS MISTRESS ON TOP OF IT SO SHE FELT COMPELLED TO DO A LOT OF THINGS AND IT WAS SOME ISSUE AS TO WHETHER SHE ACTUALLY HAD PERMISSION TO DO WHAT SHE DID IN THIS PARTICULAR CASE.))
[SUPER=01-Richard Lawrence/Hampton's Attorney;]
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[OUT Q=this particular case]
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Hampton says she accepted the plea agreement because she feared a jury would send her to jail and away from her two young children.
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[7-11Dan-Chem]


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DanChem Technologies has locked out several union workers that have been on strike for the last six months.
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That's according to members of the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 400.
They say the lockout took effect June 28th and means the 55 workers still on strike may not rejoin the Danville company until the negotiations are resolved.
The lockout does not affect workers who crossed picket lines to return to work.
The company had no comment about the lockout, but the workers say they offered to return to work under their old contract and work until a new agreement is reached.
Talks broke off June 30 when the workers rejected a contract proposal.
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[55-WXHeads]


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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Look for temperatures to soar again well into the 80s to around 90.
The weekend outlook calls for more hot weather.
Brent Watts has your full forecast, coming up.

[55-11Girls-School]


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The adolescent years can be rough for anyone, but scholars and researchers say they're even worse for girls.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


To help young women find their way through rough terrain, a single-sex middle school is being planned in Roanoke, to open in the Fall of 2005.
Mill Mountain School, a private, non-profit endeavor, would focus on the academic, social and developmental needs of girls in grades six through eight.
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The school would focus on collaborative education in a hands-on environment, using the cultural and academic resources of downtown Roanoke as an extended classroom.
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((MEREDITH WINN/MILL MOUNTAIN SCHOOL PLANNING DIRECTOR; ONE REALLY HOT TOPIC THESE DAYS IS FINANCIAL LITERACY FOR ADOLESCENTS BECAUSE THEY'RE TARGETED TOO MUCH BY THE MEDIA AND THEY'RE THE FASTEST GROWING CONSUMER POPULATION IN THE U.S. AND THEY'VE NEVER SEEN A CHECKBOOK AND THEY JUST WANT TO BUY, BUY, BUY AND THEY DON'T KNOW WHAT A CREDIT CARD IS, AND WITH A REALLY SMALL SCHOOL LIKE THAT YOU CAN REALLY DO THESE KINDS OF ENRICHMENT SEMINARS.))
[SUPER=01-Meredith Winn/Mill Mountain School Planning Director]
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Board members say Mill Mountain School is a way to create a counter-culture to a society they say devalues young girls and their academic potential.
They hope to raise 300-thousand dollars over the next year to open the school, which will start with a class of 20 sixth graders.

[55-11Osteopath]


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A medical college in Blacksburg is preparing to become one of the nation's leading research centers.
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The Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine is expanding to add eight new research labs.
Several professors at the college are already working on some promising medical breakthroughs including a potential anti-aging drug and a pill to prevent heart disease.
The College also has plans to open another building in the next few years to house more research labs.
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[55-6New-Magazine]


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Salem officials say people CAN believe what they read in a new promotional magazine for the city.
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They've come up with a quarterly publication called Salem City Magazine. Spokesperson Melinda Payne says the articles and glossy pictures allow everyone from school board members to local business owners, public servants to educators to share their opinions and ideas, post event listings and, in general, accentuate the positive. The second edition is about to be printed.
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[IN Q=Our first edition came out...]

((MELINDA PAYNE/CITY OF SALEM: OUR FIRST EDITION CAME OUT A COUPLE MONTHS AGO. FOLKS REALLY LIKED IT. IT'S JUST AN OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO KEEP TELLING THEM ABOUT THE THINGS THAT GO ON HERE.))
[SUPER=01-Melinda Payne/City of Salem;]
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[OUT Q=about the things that go on here.]
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The magazine is free. Salem sends a copy to every resident, but copies can also be picked up at the police and fire departments, city hall, libraries, and the civic center.
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[8Wx-Headline]


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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
The weather stays pleasant right on through the weekend, but we could see a few scattered showers as we head into tomorrow.
Brent Watts has a peek ahead at the weekend forecast, coming up.


[8-VOBHollins-Scales]


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More and more truckers on Interstate 81 have been bypassing the weigh in scales near Troutville
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[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.]


You may be surprised to hear this is actually allowed.
It's all part of a new program called the prepass system.
This allows trucks to be weighed on the interstate while in motion. A device inside the truck then tells the driver whether they've passed or not.
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[IN Q=It's a two way purpose]

((MIKE TICE/MOTOR CARRIER UNIT: IT'S A TWO WAY PURPOSE. IT HELPS REDUCE THE AMOUNT OF TRUCK TRAFFIC COMING THROUGH THE SCALES. IT REDUCES ANY TYPE OF BACKUP THAT WOULD OCCUR IF THE TRUCKS BACKUP ON THE INTERSTATE AND ALSO ALLOWING THE DRIVER TO CONTINUE ON WITH HIS JOURNEY BECAUSE THERE REALLY IS NOTHING WRONG WITH HIS TRUCK.))
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[OUT Q=wrong with his truck]
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The trucking company pays for the device.
If a truck fails the weight test, the driver must then travel into the scales to be weighed again.
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[8-11White-Layman]


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A Roanoke landlord who is buying property in a city neighborhood is also attracting attention for an extreme website that includes racist and anti-semitic remarks.
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Bill White has acquired nine homes with eighteen rental units since April, and he plans to purchase and renovate many more in the Chapman Avenue area.
Flyers placed on windshields identify him as a neo- nazi and a racist.
And a former tenant says she believes she was evicted, at least in part, because of racial discrimination.
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[IN Q=I have three mixed children]

((ANGIE LAYMAN: I HAVE THREE MIXED CHILDREN, SO MY BOYFRIEND WAS AFRICAN AMERICAN, AND YOU COULD JUST FEEL THE ANIMOSITY WHEN HE WOULD COME IN MY HOUSE.))
[SUPER=01-Angie Layman/Former Tenant]
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[OUT Q=when he would come in my house.]
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White says the flyers were the work of an ex-girlfriend, and he says Angie Layman is a disgruntled tenant who was evicted for not paying her rent.
He says he does not discriminate against his tenants.
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[IN Q=The fact that i have a belief]

((BILL WHITE: THE FACT THAT I HAVE A BELIEF THAT WHITE PEOPLE HAVE SOME SPECIAL TALENTS TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE BETTERMENT OF EVERYBODY, DOES NOT IMPLY THAT I HATE OR WANT TO HURT OTHER PEOPLE.))
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[OUT Q=want to hurt other people.]
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The website, overthrow-dot-com, lists White as editor. He says the site is owned by a company in which he has a financial interest.
He describes the site is "an entertainment product aimed at people who have extreme political views."
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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One additional note, a home address listed in the flyer is actually not one of White's properties.