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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Mostly cloudy with isolated showers and highs in the 80s.
But cooler weather is coming.
Brent Watts has your complete weekend forecast, coming up.





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Blacksburg Police are investigating an armed robbery that occured just after 10:30 last night at the Deli Mart on the 800 block of Glade Road. Police say two men in dark clothes and blue bandanas on their faces pulled pistols on the clerk. One of the assailants used a gun to hit the clerk over the head when she tried to dial 911. The two would be robbers ran away on foot without taking any money. The clerk was treated at the hospital and released.

[7-11Henry-Murder]


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Police say the man they found dead near a burned out car two days ago in Henry County was involved in an attempted break in.
The body of 42-year-old Jerry Wayne Weadon was found along Route 622.
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The car he and his alleged accomplices used was discovered a few miles away in Pittsylvania County where it had been deliberately torched.
Authorities say Weadon and two other men drove the car to a home in Dry Fork and tried to break in by shooting in the front door.
The homeowner returned fire and Weadon apparently was hit in the back as he fled the scene.
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43-year-old Michael Robin Wilson of Eden, North Carolina is being held without bond on a charge of attempted breaking and entering.
Police are still looking for 44-year-old Timothy Willard Thornton, also of Eden.
They have not said whether the homeowner will face any charges in connection with Weadon's death.

[7-11Sexual-Assault]


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Police say a sexual predator is on the loose Blacksburg, and they're investigating several recent attacks on women.
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Police say the man enters unlocked apartments and fondles female victims as they sleep in the northeast section of town. It's happened four times since July first at Terrace View and Oak Bridge apartments off of Progress street.
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((BRUCE BRADBERY: IT DOESN'T APPEAR THAT HE'S AN AMATUER. AND WE DON'T KNOW WHAT THE PROGRESSION WILL BE. WHETHER OR NOT HE WILL CONTINUE AT THIS OR WHETHER OR NOT HE WILL PROGRESS AND MOVE ON TO DIFFERENT CRIMES, MORE VIOLENT ISSUES.))

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Police believe the suspect is a white male with a medium build. Police want everyone to lock their doors.
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[7-11Missing-Man]


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Botetourt county authorities resumed the search for an 82 year old man at daybreak.
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They're looking for James Clayton Hall.
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Hall hasn't been seen since he left by himself nearly two-weeks ago for a camping trip in the Kelly Hollow section of the Jefferson National Forest.
Members of Commonwealth Search and Rescue, as well as the Botetourt County Sheriff's Office have been searching the region on four-wheelers and with K-9 units. Hall is described as an experienced woodsman and avid hiker, but authorities are concerned because of the steep and rocky terrain that is shelter to a number of poisonous snakes.
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[55-WXHeads]


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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
We'll wrap up the work week with some clouds and a lingering chance of showers and storms, right on through the weekend.
Brent Watts has the forecast details, coming up.

[55-11Fiddlefest]


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Bluegrass was abundant at Hollins University yesterday, as the second annual Fiddlefest got underway.
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Acoustic Endeavors kicked off last night's concert, and the show went on despite the rainy weather.
Before that, the history of bluegrass was in the spotlight, as veterans of Roanoke radio and television got together for a roundtable discussion.
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((DON MURRAY/FORMER WDBJ BROADCASTER: I DIDN'T LIKE IT. IT WAS STRANGE TO ME, BUT A COUPLE OF YEARS OF WORKING WITH THE GREAT PEOPLE WHO PLAYED BLUEGRASS MUSIC FOR US AT 'DBJ EVERY MORNING WHILE I WAS IN THE STUDIO TRYING TO DO NEWS IN BETWEEN THEIR SETS, I LEARNED. )) ((LEE GARRETT/FORMER WSLS BROADCASTER: THEY DIDN'T CALL IT COUNTRY WESTERN. IT WAS COUNTRY OR IT WAS HILLBILLY, BUT I FOUND THAT WE HAD QUITE AN AUDIENCE FOR THAT KIND OF SHOW EVEN THEN.))
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Fiddlefest continues through Saturday night with a full slate of workshops, concerts and competition on the Hollins campus.
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[55-11Bikers-Food]


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Bikers from all across the nation were helping needy families in the area yesterday.
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Members of the STAR Touring and Riding Association teamed up with Feed The Children and the Roanoke Rescue Mission. The Yamaha riders delivered about 400 food and personal care boxes on their bikes. The items were distributed to needy families in the area.
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[55-11Tech-Wood]


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Virginia Tech's Wood Products Center helped state legislators hammer out new laws this year.
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The state called the wood science department after Hurricane Isabel knocked down a more than 100- year old tree near the Capitol last September. The official request was for Tech to dry the wood.
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((BRIAN BOND/DEPARTMENT OF WOOD SCIENCE: WE HAD OUR STAFF LOAD IT INTO THE KILN. WE DRIED IT FOR TWO MONTHS. IT WAS TAKEN BACK TO RICHMOND AND A WOODWORKING CONTRACTOR WAS HIRED TO TURN THAT WOOD INTO GAVELS.))
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Bond says every member of the general assembly got one. And even though the quantity of wood was considered small, there was enough left over to make Bond a gavel, too.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
We'll see more clouds than sunshine as we head into the weekend, with scattered showers and storms likely.
Brent Watts has the weekend outlook, in just a few minutes.




[8-11Roanoke-Fire]


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A fire on Mountain Avenue in Roanoke forced seven people from their homes last night.
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Firefighters say all of the residents got out unharmed.
Crews quickly knocked down the flames, but they had already destroyed two of the four apartment units inside the building and caused some 40-thousand dollars in damage.
Investigators are still trying to figure out what started the blaze.
The Red Cross is providing housing for the seven residents of the building.
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[8-11Henry-Murder]


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Police say the man found dead with a gunshot wound two days ago was involved in an attempted break in.
The body of 42-year-old Jerry Wayne Weadon was found along Route 622.
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The car he and his alleged accomplices used was discovered a few miles away in Pittsylvania County where it had been deliberately torched.
Authorities say Weadon and two other men drove the car to a home in Dry Fork and tried to break in by shooting in the front door.
The homeowner returned fire and Weadon apparently was hit in the back as he fled the scene.
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43-year-old Michael Robin Wilson of Eden, North Carolina is being held without bond on a charge of attempted breaking and entering.
Police are still looking for 44-year-old Timothy Willard Thornton, also of Eden.
They have not said whether the homeowner will face any charges in connection with Weadon's death.

[8-11Sexual-Assault]


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Police say a sexual predator is on the loose Blacksburg, and they're investigating several recent attacks on women.
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They say the man enters unlocked apartments and fondles female victims as they sleep in the northeast section of town.
It's happened four times since July first at Terrace View and Oak Bridge apartments off of Progress street.
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((BRUCE BRADBERY: IT DOESN'T APPEAR THAT HE'S AN AMATUER. AND WE DON'T KNOW WHAT THE PROGRESSION WILL BE. WHETHER OR NOT HE WILL CONTINUE AT THIS OR WHETHER OR NOT HE WILL PROGRESS AND MOVE ON TO DIFFERENT CRIMES, MORE VIOLENT ISSUES.))

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Police believe the suspect is a white male with a medium build. Police want everyone to lock their doors.
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[8-VOBGolf-Course]


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Roanoke County farmland may soon become a golf course.
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A golf designer wants to build a 250 acre golf course on the old Saul Farm located on Pitzer Road in the Mount Pleasant Community.
Nearly a hundred nearby residents turned out for a community meeting last night.
Many who did support the project.
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((MIKE ALTIZER/ROANOKE CO. SUPERVISOR: I THINK THEY LIKE THE IDEA OF A GOLF COURSE AND THEY UNDERSTAND THERE WILL BE SOME HOMES WITH IT BUT I THINK THEY THINK THAT'S THE BETTER ALTERNATIVES THAN HAVE 250 HOMES))
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That's because the area is currently zone residential.
But if it becomes a golf course, it would mean fewer than 70 homes would be built.
The Planning Commission will take the project up at its August 3rd meeting.
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