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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Turning partly cloudy today with highs in the lower 70s.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the full forecast, coming up.





[7-11M'ville-Murder]


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Police arrest more suspects more than four years after Lisa Nicole Thomas was murdered inside her Martinsville clothing store.
A teenager was first charged with the crime, but was found not guilty last year.
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The case took a new twist yesterday when Thomas' husband and another man were arrested and charged with capital murder.
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Maverick Demarco Thomas, more commonly known as Maverick Muhammad, led a number of vigils after his wife's murder.
While prosecutors often said the case was a murder for hire, Maverick Muhammad maintained his innocence and was not charged until yesterday.
The other suspect is identified as Malvester Dixon Jr., also known as Malvester Muhammad. Both men face the same charges including conspiracy, murder for hire, and use of a firearm in the commission of a murder for hire.
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Authorities have declined further comment.
Thomas is in the Martinsville City Jail. Dixon is in Danville, and both men are being held without bond.

[7-Car-Jacking]


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Police in Roanoke are looking for two car jackers. Dispatchers say at about 2:30 -- two men wearing masks and black clothing took a white Chevrolet Impala by gunpoint on 29th Street Northwest. There have been possible sightings since then, but police are still looking.

[7-11Auto-Vandalism]


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A vandalizing - joy rider was almost caught at a Roanoke Salvage yard this weekend.
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It's already happened more than once in the last month -- and might have happened again, if an intruder hadn't been run off Sunday night. Amid all the wrecked cars up on blocks, Moon Mullins maintains as many as 50 vehicles that still run. Twice now vandals have gotten into the yard and turned the place into a demolition derby.
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((MOON MULLINS/MULLINS AUTO PARTS; IF THEY HAD JUST STOLE STUFF FROM US YOU KNOW, THE THIEVERY WOULD HAVE BEEN A LOT LOT BETTER THAN THE VANDALISM SO FAR.))
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He estimates the damage at 40-to-50- thousand dollars. With help from Shenandoah Auto Parts and Star City Auto Parts, Mullins has posted a three thousand dollar reward for information that leads to an arrest and conviction of those responsible.
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[55-WXHeads]


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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... Expect to see clouds rolling in, with a good chance of rain by tomorrow. Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the full forecast, after the news.

[55-11Wilder-Cosby]


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A Richmond mayoral candidate says a joint visit with one of America's most famous comedians was not a political move.


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Bill Cosby, along with former governor and Richmond mayoral candidate, Doug Wilder visited several city schools yesterday. Cosby encouraged students to stay focused and not let anything stand in the way of their success.
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((BILL COSBY: THE CHILDREN ARE TOO BEAUTIFUL TO ALLOW TO GROW BENT, TO ALLOW TO BE GRANDMOTHERS AT AGE 36 WITH NO JOB, TOO MANY CHILDREN.))
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Three weeks away from the election, Wilder says Cosby's visit has nothing to do with his campaign strategy. But he says it does enforce one of the issues he plans to address if elected mayor.
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[IN Q=If you don't address education]

((DOUG WILDER: IF YOU DON'T ADDRESS EDUCATION, IF YOU DON'T ADDRESS HOUSING AND IF YOU DON'T ADDRESS CRIME THEN ALL OF THOSE THINGS TOGETHER, NOT SEPARATELY AS SILOS IT'S NEVER GOING TO BE RESOLVED.))
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Cosby says his visit to Richmond was an opportunity to share his passion for education.
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[55-US-Air]


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U-S Airways is back in bankruptcy court in Alexandria today as a hearing resumes on its request to cut employees' pay 23 percent. An airline executive testified last week that without the temporary pay cuts, the airline may be forced to liquidate by mid-February.


[55-11Bassmasters]


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America's top fishermen will descend on Smith Mountain Lake this weekend for one of the nation's largest fishing tournaments.
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The 2004 Citgo-Bassmasters Open Tournament begins Thursday at the lake. The event reels-in about 350-anglers from all over the country. Frank Scalish of Cleveland actually quit his job in advertising three years ago so he could compete professionally. Now, he's ranked 15 in the country, with the support of some big-name sponsors.
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((FRANK SCALISH: I BECAME VERY FORTUNATE AND VERY RAPIDLY HAD AMASSED A GOOD SPONSOR BASE WHICH GAVE ME THE ABILITY TO MAKE THIS MY FULL TIME CAREER.))
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Lake officials invested about 30-thousand dollars to host the tournament. But, they expect the event will generate more than a million.
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[8Wx-Headline]


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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Becoming partly cloudy later today, with mild temperatures in the lower 70s.
But turning cooler by tomorrow.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the full forecast, coming up.





[8-11Firehouse-Bullet]


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A close call for some Roanoke firefighters as they're almost hit by a bullet.
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They were watching last night's baseball game on television when a bullet came through the roof.
The bullet landed near a battalion chief and another firefighter inside Station One near the Roanoke City Market.

Officials believe someone fired a shot into the air nearby.
On its way back down it went through the roof and ceiling and landed on the floor.
No one was hurt.
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[8-11Colonial-Downs]


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You only have to drive to Vinton to bet on the horses now.
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A new Off Track Betting Parlor is off and running there.
The doors opened to the public yesterday with a big showing, more than owners expected.
The more than 14 thousand square foot facility is on Vineyard Road in Vinton.
Some opposed the parlor, but voters ultimately approved it.
The OTB is expected to bring in 35 million dollars a year, 190 thousand of that will go to the town of Vinton.
The parlor allows people to bet on and watch live horse races from tracks around the nation.
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[8-VOBOTB-Henry]


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The Vinton facility was met with a lot of controversy and it looks like similar one planned for southside will be no different.
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Colonial Downs wants to build an off track betting parlor in Henry County, specifically near the Virginia North Carolina state line.
The company says it would bring much needed tax revenue to the county and would create 35 permanent jobs in the area.
But many religious groups are fighting the plan.
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((EDDIE HONEYCUTT/HENRY CO. BAPTIST ASSOCIATION: IT CREATES A LOT OF FAMILY PROBLEMS, HOME PROBLEMS AND WE JUST THINK THERE IS A LOT OF MORAL AND RELIGIOUS REASONS TO BE AGAINST THIS.))
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Voters will decide on a referendum November 2nd whether to allow an off track betting parlor in Henry County.
If approved, Colonial Downs says the facility would be up and running within a year.
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[8-11Housing-Authority]


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A housing program is making dreams of owning a home come true for a low-income family in Lynchburg.
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The Lynchburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority is spending more than 110-thousand dollars to build a two-story home on this vacant lot on Norwood Street.
The home will be made available to a qualified resident from one of the Authority's four public housing complexes.

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The money comes from loan payments on twelve other homes the Authority built in 1995. Construction should take about 90 days to complete.