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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... Rain is likely off and on today, with temperatures only in the lower 60s.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has your extended outlook, coming up.




[7-11Missing-Hikers]


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Search and rescue crews have found two sets of hikers that had been missing since yesterday.
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Emergency officials in Rockbridge County say the missing hikers there were found around 1 o'clock this morning. The Big Island rescue crew found them as they made their way to the site. Officials say they found backpacks and markers left by the hikers indicating they were headed south -- away from the Buena Vista part of the county.
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One of the hikers may have been injured. The search began when officials got a cell phone call yesterday evening about a hiker who was unconcisous, then they lost the signal.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Meanwhile, Commonweath Search and Rescue has found a 19 year old and 15 year old about an hour and half into a trail in Southwest Roanoke County.
They'd also been missing since yesterday.
Officials said this morning the hikers were cold and scared, but appeared to be okay.

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[7-11M'Ville-Murder]


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There's another twist in a long-running Martinsville murder case.
A man already tried twice for the crimepled guilty to a conspiracy charge Friday.
Billy Ray Manns has allegedly confessed to the killing of Lisa Nicole Thomas and reportedly identified the victim's husband and his spiritual advisor as the ones who paid him to do it. Yesterday, those two suspects were arraigned on capital murder charges.
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[SUPER=03-Martinsville]

Maverick Demarco Thomas told the judge he cannot afford to hire an attorney. He and Malvester Dixon are accused in a murder for hire scheme that dates back to the year 2000.
[SUPER=04-September 2000]

Lisa Thomas was found shot to death in the store she and her husband ran on Walnut Street.
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((I'M GLAD IT CAME TO THE POINT WHERE THEY TRIED TO SOLVE IT. BECAUSE SHE DIDN'T DESERVE TO DIE THAT WAY. THAT'S A HORRIBLE DEATH FOR ANY HUMAN BEING.))
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Maverick Thomas has issued repeated calls for justice, including one yesterday, just before he and Dixon were arrested.
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[8-6Linkous]


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A Christiansburg teenager was indicted by a Montgomery County grand jury for first degree murder yesterday.
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[SUPER=03-Christiansburg/September]

17 year old Zachary Linkous is accused of shooting and killing 15 year old Edward Bertrand. Last June, Bertrand was shot once in the stomach in a friend's garage on Spruce Street in Christiansburg. Linkous now stands charged with murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. No trial date's been set.
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[55-WXHeads]


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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... Keep the umbrella with you today, with more showers likely.
Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the full forecast details, after the news.

[55-VOBCounty-Disaster]


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Roanoke County is trying to make sure it's prepared in case disaster strikes.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


The Fire and Rescue Department used 35-thousand dollars in homeland security grant money to purchase a mass casuality unit.
The trailer holds necessary equipment to care for up to 50 people who have been injured in a major incident like a bus accident.
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((STEVE SIMON/ROANOKE CO. FIRE AND RESCUE DEPT.: WE CONSIDERED UTILIZING IT WHEN WE HAD THE SCHOOL BUS WRECK ON BUCK MOUNTAIN ROAD IN ROANOKE COUNTY. WE STARTED TO DEPLOY THE UNIT BUT ONCE OUR INITIAL UNITS GOT ON THE SCENE AND STARTED TALKING TO THE STUDENTS WE FOUND THE MAJORITY OF THEM WERE NOT SERIOUSLY INJURED AND WOULD BE TRANSPORTED IF THEY NEEDED MEDICAL ATTENTION BY THEIR PARENTS.))
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The county also purchased a 100-thousand dollar structural collapse unit through a F-E-M-A grant.
The equipment provides needed resources to adequately respond to a building collapse.
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[55-11Camp-Damage]


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Many areas are still cleaning up and recovering --- two weeks after tropical depression Jeanne cause widespread

flooding.
For some, the extent of the damage is just coming to light.
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[SUPER=03-Craig Co.]


Camp Easter Seals in Craig County has served 25- thousand disabled children and adults since it opened in 1957.

On September 28th, five to seven feet of water flowed through the camp. The flood included raw sewage from a treatment facility upstream.
Most of the equipment and facilities must now be cleaned, repaired or replaced, and officials say the cost is more than one million dollars.
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The camp has cancelled programs for the rest of the year, but officials say they are committed to reopening next Spring. They are now raising funds to pay for the damage.

[55-11Teacher-Award]


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National recognition, and a big money prize were awarded to a Franklin County teacher yesterday.
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[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]

Lisa Bowman, a fourth grade teacher at Burnt Chimney Elementary, won the Milken National Educator Award. Each year, the foundation surprises outstanding educators all over the country with a prize of 25-thousand dollars. Bowman started her seven-year teaching career as a school volunteer.
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[8Wx-Headline]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... Cooler with rain likely throughout the day. Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the seven day forecast, in just a few minutes.




[8-VOBL'burg-Council]


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Lynchburg City council delayed a decision on whether to allow a new Walgreens to be built on Langhorne Road.
They want to further study the zoning and land use issues.
Meanwhile, the meeting got off to a different kind of start.
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Council member Jeff Helgeson refused to give the invocation because, as a Christian, he says he cannot pray to anyone but his one, true God.
A recent Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling required that government prayers not be limited to one specific faith.
Helgeson disagrees with that decision.
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((JEFF HELGESON/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: IT DOES SEEM LIKE YOU'RE PRAYING TO SOME CEREMONIAL DEITY THAT DOESN'T EXIST JUST TO FULFILL SOME OBLIGATION OR REQUIREMENTS, I THINK WHY SHOULD WE WASTE OUR TIME?))
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Lynchburg's council members take turns giving the invocation before each public meeting.
Helgeson says he prayed outside Council chambers before the meeting began.
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[8-11Election-Preps]


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Employees with the State Board of Elections are working overtime -- getting ready for a record number of voters at the polls this year.
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[SUPER=03-Richmond;]

More than 130- thousand Virginians have registered to vote since the first of September. The number of people requesting absentee ballots has also surged. Election officials attribute the high numbers to the "Help America Vote Act." The legislation allots Virginia nearly 70- million dollars to reform its voting system - which officials say is already ahead of the game.
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((JEAN JENSEN: VIRGINIA HAS HAD A FORM OF A PROVISIONAL BALLOT SINCE THE 70'S. SOME STATES HAD NEVER HAD IT SO THEY HAD TO START FROM SCRATCH TO IMPLEMENT SOMETHING LIKE THAT. WE HAVE HAD A STATEWIDE VOTER REGISTRATION DATABASE SINCE THE 70'S.))
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To accommodate a record number of voters, the state has created a new phone system to help answer questions on election day.
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[7-11Knight-Celotex]


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A shuttered plant in Danville will soon re-open and bring in dozens of new jobs.
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Knight-Celotex will reopen the old Masonite plant and create 145 jobs over the next year.
The company will also invest a million dollars in upgrades.
Knight-Celotex makes environmentally-friendly insulation and fiberboard products.
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