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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Partly cloudy today with highs reaching the mid and upper 80s.
We could see a passing shower or storm later on.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has more on that, coming up.





[7-6Pearisburg-Sex]


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Two of three people accused of abducting and assaulting a pair of teenaged girls had their first day in court yesterday.
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24 year old Melissa Lynn Blankenship, her boyfriend-- 20 year old Ryan Jackson Craft and 22 year old Ryan Clay Gilmer face numerous charges including abduction and carnal knowledge of a juvenile.
[SUPER=03-Pearisburg/Last Week;]

Police say Blankenship-- who was a family friend-- picked the 14 year old girls up to go four-wheeling. Instead, they ended up at Blankenship's apartment on Wenonah Avenue where police say the girls were drugged with cough syrup and sexually assaulted. Bond was set at 35-thousand dollars for Blankenship. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for December.
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An altercation in Lynchburg has now left one man dead, and has another questioning his fate. 18-year old Quincy Rashad Gray was originally charged with aggravated malicious wounding after sending a man to the hospital with head injuries on August 1. 23- year old Michael Steven Rose of Gladstone died 6 days later. Police are awaiting autopsy results and consulting with the Commonwealth's Attorney's Office about upgrading the charge against Gray.

[7-11Henry-Economy]


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Hundreds of new jobs are on the way to Henry County.
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[SUPER=03-Henry Co.;]

Yesterday Governor Mark Warner announced that StarTek, Incorporated will open a new technical support and customer care center in Collinsville, creating 500-new jobs over the next two and a half years. Warner hopes the project is the start of a new trend to attract smaller businesses to the area.
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((GOV. MARK WARNER; WE'RE GOING TO NEED A MIX. I HOPE IN THE FUTURE WE WON'T HAVE ANY COMMUNITY SOLELY DEPENDENT ON A SINGLE INDUSTRY OR A SINGLE COMPANY FOR THEIR JOB SOURCE.))
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[SUPER=03-Lynchburg;]

StarTek is not new to Virginia. In March, the Colorado-based company opened a call center in Lynchburg, creating more than 500-jobs there. Anyone interested in the new jobs can contact the Virginia Employment Commission.
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[7-11Salem-Deer]


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Salem is the latest area community to take aim at deer.
Yesterday, city manager Forest Jones announced a deer reduction program.
Animal Control officer will shoot deer on city owned property, mainly in Mowles Spring Park.
The meat will be donated to Hunters for the Hungry.
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Several other cities in Central and Western Virginia already have deer management programs underway.
Officials say such programs are necessary because of rising numbers of accidents involving deer and damage to gardens.
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[55-WXHeads]


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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Warmer and more humid today, with highs well into the 80s.
And the tropics may play a role in our weather later this week.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has more on that, coming up.

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A Roanoke judge convicted a former couple yesterday -- when they brought competing complaints to General District Court.
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Bill White is the landlord who operates the extreme website Overthrow- dot- com.
Erica Hardwick Hoesch (HOEshhh) is a former neo-nazi who passed out fliers with White's picture and the headline, "Meet Your Local Racist."
At issue was an incident July 6th, when White confronted Hardwick-Hoesch (HOE-sh) as she passed out fliers on Chapman Avenue.
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((BILL WHITE: WHEN I REACH THE TOP OF THE STAIRS, MISS HARDWICK SAYS "HI BILL," AND THEN SHE TAKES A SWING AT ME WITH HER RIGHT FIST AND A SWING AT ME WITH HER LEFT FIST.)) ((ERICA HARDWICK-HOESCH: HE WAS COMING UP THOSE STEPS SCREAMING ERICA WHAT ARE YOU DOING. ERICA WHERE ARE YOU GOING, OR SOMETHING TO THAT EFFECT. WHEN HE GOT TO THE TOP OF THE STEPS HE GRABBED A FLIER OUT OF MY HAND, TOOK ONE LOOK AT IT AND PUNCHED ME IN THE HEAD.))
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Judge Jackie Talevi (tuh-LEV-ee) convicted White of Assault and Battery. She also fined him for contempt of court after he used profanity in the courtroom.
Talevi (tuh-LEV-ee) found Hardwick-Hoesch guilty of trespassing on one of White's properties the day after their confrontation.
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White is appealing his conviction to circuit court, and Hardwick-Hoesch says she is considering an appeal as well.

[55-VOBDangerous-Intersection]


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Thanks to the work of a greiving father, a dangerous Smith Mountain Lake intersection just got safer.
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The light is located at the intersection of Routes 122 and 24.
It's been a problem area because some drivers have failed to stop while traveling east on 24 from Vinton.
As a result, there have been four deadly accidents at this intersection in the last several years including the one that took the life of John William Toms.
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((LIONEL TOMS/BEDFORD CO. RESIDENT: LOST MY SON OUT THERE SEPTEMBER THE 10TH 2002 SO I DECIDED WE NEED TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS, COULDN'T SIT BACK. I WANTED TO GO ON AND DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT AND TRY TO GET IT CORRECTED FOR EVERYBODY CONCERNED.))
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So Toms petitioned V-Dot for a light and Monday afternoon he was on hand as workers flipped the switched.
The state has put up signs warning drivers of the change -- and after the first of the year crews will be back to realign the intersection.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Partly cloudy today with isolated showers and storms possible.
Look for highs in the mid and upper 80s.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the seven day outlook, after the news.





[8-11M'Ville-Murder]


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A man originally arrested on traffic violations in Martinsville, now faces a murder charge.
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Yesterday police charged Aaron Jerome Cooper, of Reidsville, North Carolina, with first degree murder and firearms violations in Saturday's shooting of 21 year old Sidney Deon Thomas.
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Cooper has been held in the Martinsville City Jail without bond since his arrest Saturday. He was initially charged with D-U-I, reckless driving and leaving the scene of an accident after striking a vehicle near the scene of the shooting on Pinehall Road. Police say further charges are pending.
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[8-11Crigger]


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A Wythe County family charged with animal cruelty, and abuse of an incapacitated adult will stay out of jail for now.
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[SUPER=03-Wythe Co./July;]

79-year old Elmer Crigger and his three sons Daniel, Donald and Timothy will NOT go to jail on charges they abused ANIMALS. Prosecutors decided NOT to pursue the charges as long as the Criggers gave up the animals. They also have to pay for the dogs care and are NEVER allowed to own another pet. Elmer, Daniel and Donald Crigger are STILL charged with abuse and neglect of an incapacitated adult. Police say their mother was found dead with her arm partially eaten by the dogs.
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((DAVID SALIBA: ON THAT CHARGE WE'RE WAITING ON EVIDENCE TO COME BACK FROM THE MEDICAL EXAMINER BEFORE THE COMMONWEALTH REALLY KNOWS WHAT DIRECTION THEY WANT TO TAKE ON THOSE.))
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A hearing is scheduled for September. The dogs are now up for adoption. Those not adopted will be euthanized on Friday.
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Police in Blacksburg have a "person of interest" in connection with a string of late night sexual assaults.
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Police say a man entered unlocked apartments last month in the northeast section of town and fondled women in their sleep. It happened four times at Terrace View and Oak Bridge apartments off Progress Street.
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Police are investigating 23 year old Timothy Andrew Darnall of Blacksburg. Darnall was arrested for an unrelated breaking and entering case and was released on bond. Arrest papers list him as a "person of interest" in several unsolved peeping tom, breaking and entering and fondling cases.

[8-AM-Nudist-Camp]


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A law passed earlier this year requiring a parent or guardian to attend nudist camp with their children faces a court challenge.
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[SUPER=03-Southampton Co./June 2003;]

The law means Camp Whitetail in Southampton County can no longer conduct a nudist summer program just for teens, so today, the camp will challenge that law in a Richmond federal courtroom. Supporters of the law say it will protect campers from pedophiles, but the camp's owner says that concern is unfounded.
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