Two people are dead after a night of swimming.
Rockbridge County authorities say 20 year old Charles Back and his 13 year old cousin went swimming at Jordan's Point yesterday evening.
When they never came home, Back's brother went looking for them and found only their belongings.
Police and rescue crews were called in, along with the Salem Swift Water rescue team.
About 2-20 this morning, Rockbridge County divers found the bodies about 20 feet away from the bank in 15 feet of water.
Both deaths have been ruled accidental.
Danville Police have charged a woman with first degree murder.
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39 year old Mildred Renee Oliver of Danville is charged with the murder of 78-year-old Robert Walter Russell.
Russell's body was discovered around 8-thirty yesterday morning in an apartment in the 600 block of Hughes Street.
Officers say he suffered a neck wound, but an autopsy will be performed to determine exactly how he died.
Oliver is being held at the Danville jail without bond.
It's supposed to be business as usual today, but people in New York City, Washington, D-C, and Newark, New Jersey will see tightened security.
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A new terror warning points directly to an al- Qaida plot against the heart of the nation's economy.
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((TOM RIDGE/HOMELAND SECURITY SECRETARY:THE QUALITY OF THIS INTELLIGENCE, BASED ON MULTIPLE
REPORTING STREAMS IN MULTIPLE LOCATIONS, IS RARELY SEEN, AND IT IS ALARMING IN BOTH THE AMOUNT AND SPECIFICITY OF THE INFORMATION. ))
[SUPER=01-Tom Ridge/Homeland Security Secretary;]
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Among the listed targets-- the New York Stock Exchange, the World Bank in Washington, and Prudential Securities in Newark.
New York commuters will face an even tougher commute.
A major tunnel is closed to commercial traffic.
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((MICHAEL BLOOMBERG/R- NEW YORK CITY MAYOR:EVEN AS WE PREPARE FOR RNC AT END OF THIS MONTH
WE HAVE RAMPED UP SECURITY EVEN FURTHER AT THE NAMED LOCATIONS AS WELL AS OTHER POTENTIAL TARGETS BECAUSE OF THIS ADDITIONAL INTELLIGENCE. ))
[SUPER=01-Michael Bloomberg/(R) New York City Mayor;]
[OUT Q=never ending vigilance.]
Meanwhile, President Bush may act on some of the 9-11 commission recommendations as early as today.
The first named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season is eyeing the Carolina coast.
Tropical Storm Alex made it close to shore this weekend, and forecasters predict it'll make landfall sometime today.
The National Hurricane Center has issued a tropical storm warning from Cape Hatteras, North Carolina to the South Santee River, north of Charleston.
Officials think the biggest danger will be rip currents that can pull swimmers out to sea with little warning.
Roanoke City council is expected to discuss the future of Victory Stadium at its meeting today.
Council decided earlier this month to appoint a 14- member committee to take a look at the future of Victory Stadium.
Councilman Sherman Lea says he hopes the group is made up of people with a sincere interest in the city.
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((SHERMAN LEA: I DON'T WANT ANYBODY TO LAND ON THIS COMMITTEE THAT'S WORKING FOR THE CITY OR FROM THE STAND POINT OF ON A COUNCIL APPOINTED COMMITTEE, BUT SOME CITIZENS OUT THERE WHO WANT TO GET INVOLVED AND WHO WANT TO HELP US IN MAKING THIS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT DECISION.))
[SUPER=01-Sherman Lea/Roanoke City Councilman;]
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Plans for a new stadium *amphitheater* on Orange Avenue are now on hold.
The Boys and Girls Club of Roanoke celebrated National Kids Day.
The group took a field trip to the Salem Avalanche game last night.
The Boys and Girls Club uses the special day to bring parents and their children together.
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((DAMON JIGGETTS/BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB:THE PURPOSE OF NATIONAL KIDS DAY IS TO BRING TOGETHER PARENTS AND KIDS TO PARTICIPATE IN EVENTS AND SPECIAL ENGAGEMENTS SUCH AS THE BASEBALL GAME HERE WITH THE SALEM AVALANCHE.))
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The club handed out T-shirts to the children attending the game and praised the parents for bringing their kids out with them and spending some quality time at the park.
In business news, Fresh economic reports are due out this week.
And R-J Reynolds completes its merger with Brown & Williamson.
Alexis Christoforous has those stories and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
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((WALL STREET KICKS OFF A BRAND NEW MONTH - AND INVESTORS ARE HOPING FOR BETTER RETURNS THAN THEY SAW IN JULY.
LAST MONTH, THE DOW LOST NEARLY 3 PERCENT, THE NASDAQ SANK NEARLY 8.
INVESTORS WILL HAVE SOME FRESH ECONOMIC REPORTS TO SIFT THROUGH.. INCLUDING PERSONAL INCOME AND SPENDING AND THE JULY UNEMPLOYMENT REPORT AT THE END OF THE WEEK.
Reynolds said Friday it has completed its merger with Brown & Williamson to form a new publicly traded company that combines the partners' U.S.
tobacco businesses. Shares of the new company, Reynolds American will begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange on Aug.
2 under the ticker symbol "RAI."
THE NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE MAY ALTER THE WAY IT DOES BUSINESS AS EARLY AS TODAY.. THE NYSE'S CHIEF EXECUTIVE JOHN THAIN MAY INTRODUCE A PLAN to let investors trade large blocks of stock electronically, speeding up share sales on the nation's largest exchange.
OIL WILL CONTINUE TO BE A HOT TOPIC... OIL PRICES VAULTED TO NEW HIGHS ON FRIDAY WITH CRUDE CLOSING AT NEARLY 44 DOLLARS A BARREL. INVESTORS ARE WORREID THAT financial turmoil at Russia's largest oil company could cut into exports.
stay on top of your stocks and all the biz news at cbs.mw.com in ny I'm Alexis Christoforous.))
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The death toll from a supermarket fire in Paraguay has climbed to 256.
Authorities have detained the owners of the supermarket.
They're investigating reports that a gas canister exploded in the food court area.
The heat of the blaze caused one floor to collapse into a parking lot, trapping some drivers in their burning cars.
Some survivors are quoted as saying they were unable to open
some doors as they tried to escape the flames.
The owners deny that any exits were deliberately closed.
Police say *heavy rain* and fog may have contributed to a fatal accident on Route 4-60.
The crash happened around 3-fifteen yesterday afternoon.
Police say 85 year old Ruby Martin of Vinton was trying to cross Route 4-60, when she pulled her 1968 Ford in front of a Geo Storm.
She was taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital where she later died. Police say she was not wearing her seat belt.
The driver of the Geo, 18 year old Michael Quesenberry of Thaxton suffered minor injuries.
Area firefighters spent their weekend in the New River learning to save lives in the event of a flood.
There are only three Swift Water Rescue Teams in Virginia, including one in Salem.
Now, Volunteer firefighters from Bedford and Rockbridge Counties are working to build their own teams.
Certification includes 36 hours of training in the classroom and the water.
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((STEVE FORREN/SWIFT WATER RESCUE TRAINER: WE TEACH THEM PERSONAL SAFETY - HOW TO RESCUE THEMSELVES. THEN WE TEACH BASIC USE OF THROW BAGS AND SHORE BASED RESCUES, WE ALSO DO BOAT BASED AND OTHER MORE ADVANCED DRILLS FOR TECHNICIANS LIKE ACTUALLY GOING IN SWIMMING AND GETTING PEOPLE OUT.))
[SUPER=01-Steve Forren/Swift Water Rescue Trainer;]
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Bedford County firefighters have received grant money from the Department of Homeland Security for their team.
However, Buena Vista Firefighters are paying for much of their gear out of their own pockets.
They're now working to raise money for a rescue boat.
"The Village" is number one at the box office.
The story of a town menaced by bogey men in the woods earned
nearly 51 million dollars in its debut weekend.
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[SUPER=77-''The Village''/50.8/''The Bourne Supremacy''/23.4/''The Manchurian Candidate''/20.2/''I, Robot''/10.05/''Spi
The Bourne Supremacy slipped into second place.
Denzel Washington's remake of ''The
Manchurian Candidate'' finished in third place. ''I, Robot'' was fourth and ``Spider-Man Two'' was fifth.
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A renowned physician who has appeared on Oprah will be in Roanoke next Thursday talking about women's health issues. It's all part of Carilion's Women's Health University.
[Take FS Healthy Living]
Joy Sutton explains in this weeks healthy living.
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[SUPER=01-Sally Walker/Carilion Health System; :21]
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The program will be held August 5th at the Jefferson's Center's Fitzpatrick Hall from 11-30 am to 1:30 pm. You do have to register and the cost is 15 dollars. That includes a light lunch. For more information call 1-800-422-8482.
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