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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Mostly sunny again today with highs warming into the lower 80s.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the full forecast, coming up.





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Sheriff's Deputies in Franklin County are still hunting for a shooting suspect that has been on the loose since yesterday afternoon.
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It happened shortly before two o'clock yesterday afternoon in the 5300 block of Pleasant Hill Road. 39- year- old Hasan Ali Muhammed and his niece Virginia Langhorne allegedly got into an argument and started shooting at one another. Langhorne was hit in the leg and taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital. Her condition is NOT being released. Muhammed, also known as Paul Burwell, left the scene in a black pickup pulling a white cargo trailer. Around 6:30 a deputy spotted the truck on Boones Mill Road. Muhammed then led the officer down a number of back roads and ended up on Eton (EE-tahn) Road in Hardy.
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((HE TURNED DOWN A FIELD. WENT OUT BETWEEN A HAY FIELD AND A CORN FIELD AND STOPPED DOWN AT THE EDGE OF THE WOODS. AT THAT TIME DEPUTY FINNEY STOPPED, THEN APPROACHED THE VEHICLE - WAITED UNTIL WE GOT SOME MORE UNITS HERE BECAUSE HE KNEW HE WAS ARMED, HE WAS DANGEROUS.))
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An area tactical team was called in, along with State Police. Authorities recovered the truck Muhammed was driving and plan to search it for evidence. Deputies say residents who live in the Hardy area should remain alert, but say there's no need to be alarmed. There are three outstanding warrants for Muhammed's arrest - including the use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.
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Dispatchers say that authorities will have an update on this story after 8 - AM.[7-11Martinsville-Shooting]


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Police in Martinsville spent the weekend trying to solve a crime that left one person dead from a gun shot.
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Police say the body of 21-year-old Sidney Deon Thomas was found by a passerby around 6:30 Saturday morning.
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Police spent the day interviewing neighbors trying to reconstruct the scene. Thomas was found under a tree near Pine Hall Road. That's where police responded more than two hours earlier after hearing shots fired in the area.
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((CAPT. CASSADAY: WHEN THEY ARRIVED A LOT OF VEHICLES WERE LEAVING THE AREA AND WHEN THEY GOT OUT HERE [COVER BITE WITH CAR HERE] THEY FOUND THIS VEHICLE HAD BEEN STRUCK AND IT WAS A GRAY COLORED SUV, WAS THE DESCRIPTION THEY GOT AND THAT THE VEHICLE HAD LEFT THE SCENE.))
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Police later found the S-U-V wrecked on Fayette Street a short distance away.
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The driver, Aaron Jerome Cooper of Reidsville, North Carolina was charged with DUI, reckless driving and leaving the scene of an accident. Anyone with information in the case is asked to contact Martinsville Police.

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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Look for another gorgeous summer day, with highs warming into the lower 80s.
We'll see a chance of showers coming back later this week.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has your forecast, coming up.

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Yesterday residents from Henry County and Rockingham county North Carolina came together to take part in the second annual Jennifer Short Memorial Ride. Nearly two years ago, Michael and Mary Short were found murdered in their Oak Level home. The remains of their daughter Jennifer were found more than a month later in Rockingham County, North Carolina.
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Hundreds of people showed up, those who knew the Short's and others just wanting closure in the case. Donations and proceeds from t- shirts will go towards a scholarship in the young girl's name.
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((RAY REYNOLDS: WHAT WE'RE GOING TO DO IS GIVE AWAY 500 DOLLARS AT BASSETT HIGH SCHOOL. IT'S GOING TO BE THE PERSON WITH THE HIGHEST GPA THAT'S GOING TO COME BACK TO THIS AREA AND CONTRIBUTE TO HENRY COUNTY.))
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The ride took supporters from Bassett to this bridge in Rockingham County -- the one named in Jennifer Short's memory.

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((CAPT. NESTER: IT GENERATES SUPPORT. IT STILL REMINDS PEOPLE THAT WE STILL HAVE APPROXIMATELY 29,000 DOLLARS IN REWARD MONEY AVAILABLE WITH ANYONE WHO HAS INFORMATION. WE HAVE APPROXIMATELY EIGHT OFFICERS OF A TASK FORCE THAT WORKS CONTINUOUSLY ON THIS CASE.))
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Even though it's been nearly two years since the crime, investigators and family members say they're hopeful the case will be solved.
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[TAKE CRIMESTOPPERS FS] Anyone with information on the case is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 276-63-CRIME.

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Two-Virginia soldiers are killed after a bombing in Afghanistan. The identities of the soldiers have not been released, but families of the guard unit have gathered in Winchester to mourn. According to reports, the two were killed Saturday when a bomb hit their vehicle. An Afghan interpreter was also killed and a soldier wounded in the attack about 140-miles outside Kabul. About 200 soldiers left from Virginia with the 3rd Battalion a month ago. So far, 58-American soldiers have been killed in action since the U.S. forces entered Afghanistan in 2001.


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The Commonwealth of Virginia has executed more people than any other state over the last four centuries.
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That's according to the Death Penalty Information Center- which puts the number at 13-hundred-69 executions. According to the Virginia Department of Corrections, most executions were hangings that took place at courthouses around the state until 1908. That year, capital punishment was centralized and executions were performed by electric chair in Richmond. Since 1995, inmates have had the choice between electrocution and lethal injection.
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70 new jobs are coming to Botetourt County.
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This week, Me-talsa Roanoke, Incorporated celebrated its grand opening. It's part of the company's 25-million dollar expansion. The 150-thousand square-foot facility is an addition to the existing building in the Vista Corporate Park. Originally founded in the 1950's, Me-talsa first came to Roanoke in 1996. The company manufactures heavy rail frames for trucks. Virginia successfully competed with Pennsylvania and Mexico for the project.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
It's another pleasant summer day, with mostly sunny skies and highs in the 80s.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has your Monday forecast, up next.





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The Franklin County Sheriff's department is still on the hunt for a suspect accused of shooting his neice.
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It happened shortly before two o'clock yesterday afternoon in the 5300 block of Pleasant Hill Road. 39- year- old Hasan Ali Muhammed and his niece Virginia Langhorne allegedly got into an argument and started shooting at one another. Langhorne was hit in the leg and taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital. Her condition is NOT being released. Muhammed, also known as Paul Burwell, left the scene in a black pickup pulling a white cargo trailer. Around 6:30 a deputy spotted the truck on Boones Mill Road. Muhammed then led the officer down a number of back roads and ended up on Eton (EE-tahn) Road in Hardy.
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((HE TURNED DOWN A FIELD. WENT OUT BETWEEN A HAY FIELD AND A CORN FIELD AND STOPPED DOWN AT THE EDGE OF THE WOODS. AT THAT TIME DEPUTY FINNEY STOPPED, THEN APPROACHED THE VEHICLE - WAITED UNTIL WE GOT SOME MORE UNITS HERE BECAUSE HE KNEW HE WAS ARMED, HE WAS DANGEROUS.))
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An area tactical team was called in, along with State Police. Authorities recovered the truck Muhammed was driving and plan to search it for evidence. The search was called off around 11 last night. Deputies remained in the area on patrol, and may continue the search later today. There are three outstanding warrants for Muhammed's arrest - including the use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.
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Police in Martinsville are still collecting evidence in a fatal shooting over the weekend.
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Police say the body of 21-year-old Sidney Deon Thomas was found by a passerby around 6:30 Saturday morning.
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Police spent the day interviewing neighbors trying to reconstruct the scene. Thomas was found under a tree near Pine Hall Road. That's where police responded more than two hours earlier after hearing shots fired in the area.
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((CAPT. CASSADAY: WHEN THEY ARRIVED A LOT OF VEHICLES WERE LEAVING THE AREA AND WHEN THEY GOT OUT HERE [COVER BITE WITH CAR HERE] THEY FOUND THIS VEHICLE HAD BEEN STRUCK AND IT WAS A GRAY COLORED SUV, WAS THE DESCRIPTION THEY GOT AND THAT THE VEHICLE HAD LEFT THE SCENE.))
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Police later found the vehicle wrecked on Fayette Street a short distance away.
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The driver, Aaron Jerome Cooper of Reidsville, North Carolina was charged with DUI, reckless driving and leaving the scene of an accident. Anyone with information in the case is asked to contact Martinsville Police.