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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
A mix of clouds and sun with a chance of scattered thunderstorms today.
Look for temperatures to be a bit cooler.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the full forecast, coming up.




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One person is dead after a kidnapping and standoff with police in Henry County.
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Authorities say, 40 year old William Phillip Craddock was holding his 39 year old girlfriend against her will and was threatnening to kill her. After a struggle, she was able to dial 9-1-1, where dispatchers could hear the disturbance. When deputies arrived, the girlfriend was able to escape and authorities heard a single gunshot.
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Deputies then found Craddock in a back bedroom, dead from a single gunshot wound to the head. They say his girlfriend suffered minor cuts and bruises.
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[7-11Cawthorne]


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The evidence against a man accused of running a mobile meth- amphetamine lab will go to the grand jury.
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38-year-old Barney Cawthorne was arrested in April when a state trooper pulled him over for a faulty inspection sticker.
Police discovered what they say were the makings of a drug lab inside Cawthorne's car.. a hazardous materials team was called in to remove several volatile chemicals.
Cawthorne was found guilty of four motor vehicle charges yesterday.. a grand jury could indict him next month on a charge of manufacturing of a controlled substance.
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Bassett Furniture is closing a facility in Macon Georgia, and that will leave about 180 workers there without jobs. The company says it will move some of the production to other facilities in the U.S., while other production will be imported. Bassett does not indicate whether the move will have any effect on employment levels at its Henry County facility.



[7-11MeadWestvaco]


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Meantime, MeadWestvaco will cut up to 80 salaried jobs at its Covington mill by the end of next year. It's part of a company-wide effort to reduce the workforce by one thousand jobs. About 14-hundred people work at the Covington mill.
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[55-WXHeads]


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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
We could see a few scattered showers and storms today, but the heat won't be quite as extreme.
Look for highs around 80.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the forecast, up next.

[55-11Tech-Alarms]


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Fire safety on Virginia Tech's campus is getting more attention lately.
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More than a dozen buildings are currently without fire alarms, or smoke detectors. That's because fire alarms weren't required when the buildings were built. But, the university is working to change that. This Spring, Tech installed fire alarm systems in three of its main buildings, including McBryde and Burruss Hall.
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((MARK OWCZARSKI/VIRGINIA TECH NEWS & INFO DIRECTOR: THREE PROJECTS TO INSTALL STATE OF THE ART FIRE DETECTION, FIRE ALARM SYSTEMS COST 1.35 MILLION DOLLARS, SO IT IS A SIGNIFICANT INVESTMENT, BUT IT'S AN INVESTMENT WORTH MAKING.))
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And in October, the state passed a law requiring that ALL Virginia colleges and universities conduct mandatory fire drills. Tech officials say they will begin doing just that this Fall.
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[55-VOBTech-Plant]


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Virginia Tech's newest attraction can be SMELLED for blocks away.
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A rare A-titanum (ty-TAN-um) plant began blooming yesterday afternoon.
Throughout the day, the plant got bigger and so did it's stench.
The smell is so bad in fact it is nicknamed the corpse plant.
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((SCOTT RAPIER/GREENHOUSE MANAGER: WE'VE ALREADY HAD A FELLOW COME IN HERE AND TAKE A SWIG OF SODA AND GET A WAVE OF THE ODOR COME THROUGH AND NEARLY REMOVE THE SODA FROM HIMSELF.))
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((CINDY SHOCKLEY/BLACKSBURG RESIDENT: what does it smell like to you? DEAD POTATOES LIKE SOMETHING YOU'S WANT TO GET RID OF SOMETHING DEAD IN YOUR REFRIGERATOR (LAUGHS).))
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A-titanum plant usually blooms for less than three days so if you want to see it you will have to act quickly.
Virginia Tech's greenhouse will open to the public today from eight until four.
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[55-11Civil-Rights]


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The Library of Congress is doing its part to make sure people understand what led to the Civil Rights Act 40 years ago.
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The Voices of Civil Rights bus travelled to Richmond yesterday for its first stop on a 35 city, 70-day tour.
The aim of the trip is to gather personal stories about segregation and to create the world's largest archive of the civil rights movement.
John Marshall, the son of former Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, marked the event by reciting a line from his father's last public speech.
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((JOHN MARSHALL/VA PUBLIC SAFETY SECRETARY: TAKE A CHANCE WON'T YOU KNOCK DOWN THE FENCES THAT DIVIDE, TEAR APART THE WALLS THAT IMPRISON, REACH OUT FOR FREEDOM LIES JUST ON THE OTHER SIDE.))
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The next stop on the bus tour is North Carolina.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Clouding up today, with a chance of showers and thundertorms.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the seven day outlook, in just a few minutes.




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One man is dead after taking a hostage in Henry County yesterday.
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Police say 40 year old William Phillip Craddock was holding his 39 year old girlfriend against her will and was threatnening to kill her. After a struggle, she was able to dial 9-1-1, where dispatchers could hear the disturbance. When deputies arrived, the girlfriend was able to escape and authorities heard a single gunshot.
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Deputies then found Craddock in a back bedroom, dead from a single gunshot wound to the head. They say his girlfriend suffered minor cuts and bruises.
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State police say a driver who ran a stop sign was responsible for a fatal traffic accident in eastern Bedford County. It took to the life of 54 year old Donald Driskill of Lynchburg. Police say Driskill was driving on route 221 when his car was struck at Bryant Road, pushing it into an oncoming pickup truck. Investigators say Ronald Tubbs of Lynchburg drove the vehicle that ran the stop sign, and charges are pending.


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It may cost sick or injured patients in Campbell County money from their own pocket to ride in volunteer squad ambulances.
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That's just one of the options being considered now that United Way of Central Virginia is phasing out its funding for three local rescue squads.
The United Way says it hopes to encourage the squads to become more self-sufficient.. and that most patients' insurance can cover the cost of an ambulance ride.
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((ERIC AFT/UNITED WAY PRESIDENT: OUR VOLUNTEERS ARE COMMITTED TO WORKING WITH THE SQUAD TO HELP THEM TO GET OTHER FUNDING SOURCES, LOOK AT OTHER WAYS TO GET DOLLARS IF THEY'RE NEEDED. BUT AGAIN WE WANT THEM AND THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT TO EXPLORE THE OPPORTUNITY THERE IS FOR REIMBURSEMENT THROUGH INSURANCE.))
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Rescue officials say billing for transportation is just one option they might consider.
Such a change would have to be approved by the county's board of supervisors.
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