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7Murder

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Cutin
WRITER=bmy
TAPE#=none
GRAPHIC=Unsolved Murder


Police believe a man found dead Saturday in his pickup truck in Rockingham County, North Carolina, may have been shot in Henry County.
Henry County police say 33- year- old Richard Powell of Eden, North Carolina was last seen with another man in the Sandy Level area about 3 o'clock Saturday morning.
Powell's body was found Saturday afternoon in his truck parked along route 7-70 in Rockingham County.
Police believe Powell and his friend were shot as they fled the neighborhood.
They do not know who Powell's friend is, or exactly where the shooting happened.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Henry County Sheriff's office.

7Burge


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Cutin
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 95-108
GRAPHIC=Unsolved Murder


Meantime police in Amherst County are turning to the public in the investigation of another homicide.
The body of 25-year old Robin Jeantte Burge was found Wednesday.
Now investigators want to talk with anyone who might have seen the victim on Thursday, November 16th.
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SOT 10:59:57
IN Q=we're having

((DUVAL DOSS/AMHERST COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT: WE'RE HAVING A DIFFICULT TIME TRACING HER ACTIVITIES THE LAST FEW DAYS. HOPEFULLY SOMEONE WILL HAVE SEEN HER AT A LATER TIME THEN WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT.))
SUPER=01-Duval Doss/Amherst Co. Sheriff's Dept.;
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SUPER=03-Amherst Co./Friday;


Two hunters found Burge's body in the eastern end of Amherst County on a river bank.
Police say she had been shot several times.
Investigators believe Burge was shot then dumped in the river. picture
Family members say it had been two years since they last saw her.
Burge had apparently broken off all contact with them after she returned home from the Navy.
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7Rocky-Ax


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Cutin
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# none
GRAPHIC=none


There is no word yet on the condition of a five- year- old boy who was injured yesterday in a parade accident in Rocky Mount.
Authorities say he fell off a hay wagon in a Christmas Parade, and was then struck by the vehicle.
It happened at about 4-30.
The child was taken to Franklin Memorial Hospital and later flown to Roanoke Memorial.

7Fire


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Cutin
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE# edit of 95-103
GRAPHIC=fire


Fire investigators believe a late night Roanoke fire was arson.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Night;


Sometime before ten o'clock a fire started at this vacant home on Chapman Avenue.
The flames apparently spread from the back of the home into the attic.
No one was in the building when firefighters arrived, but authorities are describing the blaze as suspicious.
None of the firefighters was injured.
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7Festival-Trees


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Cutin
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 95-106
GRAPHIC=Christmas


The Christmas tree takes on a special meaning in the Roanoke Valley.
Organizers say The Festival of Trees reflects community spirit in the business community.
This year the annual competition is on the 21st floor of the First Union Tower.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Businesses pay an entry fee to the Mental Health Association, which sponsors the event.
Visitors to the festival then vote on the tree they like the best.
This is the Associations biggest fund raiser of the year.
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IN Q=we do support

((RITA GLINIECKI/MENTAL HEALTH ASSOC. VOLUNTEER: WE DO SUPPORT GROUPS FOR LIKE DEPRESSION AND PARENTS WHO HAVE EMOTIONALLY DISTURBED CHILDREN. WE HAVE AN INFORMATION AND REFERRAL PROGRAM. WE DO LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY.))
SUPER=01-Rita Gliniecki/Mental Health Assoc. Vol.;
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY
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VO-NAT


You can take a peek at the trees weekdays and Saturdays from 10 until nine.
And on Sundays from noon until seven.
The exhibit runs through December 23rd.
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7weather


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=nle
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Turning now the warm forecast -
It's going to be a sunny day - with temperatures reaching the 70s.
Tonight will become partly cloudy - lows will be near 50.
Tomorrow looks a little cooler with temperatures in the 60s and a chance of rain.

55Garcia


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# net-a; (FB94-2)
GRAPHIC=Garcia, Rafael


University of Virginia place kicker Rafael Garcia is to be arraigned this morning on a charge of driving under the influence.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


Danville police say Garcia was arrested Thursday.
He is a native of Barcelona, Spain, who came to Danville as an exchange high school student.
The 21-year-old U-V-A junior is scheduled to be appear in Danville General District Court.
Last week, Garcia he was named the Atlantic Coast Conference's best kicker.
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55Henry-Murder


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=bmy
TAPE# none
GRAPHIC=Unsolved Murder


A man found dead Saturday afternoon in his pickup truck in Rockingham County, North Carolina, may have been shot in Henry County.
Henry County police say 33- year- old Richard Powell was last seen with another man in the Sandy Level area early Saturday morning.
Powell's body was found along route 7-70 in Rockingham County.
The Sandy Level neighborhood is known for its drug activity.
Police believe Powell, who was from Eden North Carolina, and his friend were shot at as they fled the neighborhood.

55Martinsville-Literacy


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=kmc
TAPE# 95-105
GRAPHIC=None


Martinsville- Henry County has a 23- percent illiteracy rate.
But an award-winning program encouraging youngsters to read is helping to curb the problem.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Martinsville/Tuesday;


The Literacy Volunteers of Martinsville- Henry County sponsors a reading program at Memorial Hospital.
Volunteers read to children-- ages three and up-- while they sit in the hospital's E-R waiting room.
But the program isn't just for kids-- it's for grown- ups, too.
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SOT 6:08:12
IN Q=You can see

((BILL PETERSON/LITERACY VOLUNTEERS OF MARTINSVILLE/HENRY COUNTY: YOU CAN SEE THEM SMILE WHEN THEY HEAR A CHILD'S BOOK READ. WE UNPLUG THE TELEVISION SET SO THEY DON'T HAVE THAT DISTRACTION. AND SO, IT IS QUIET AND THE CHILDREN LOVE TO SIT HERE AND LISTEN, AND THE PARENTS LIKE IT, TOO. ))
SUPER=01-Bill Peterson/Literacy Volunteer;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=like it, too
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Although its been around for about a year the program is already getting state- wide attention.
The group won this trophy for being recognized by the state board of volunteerism.
More than 70 volunteers make the program work.
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SOT 6:14:42
IN Q=I come across

((SHANNON PRIGGEN/LITERACY PROGRAM VOLUNTEER: I COME ACROSS SOME KIDS THAT ARE REALLY SHY AND THEY FEEL LIKE THEY CAN'T READ WELL. BUT ONCE I GET THEM STARTED, THEY'RE GREAT READERS. AND I TRY TO ENCOURAGE THEM AND MAKE THEM FEEL BETTER ABOUT THEMSELVES. ))
SUPER=01-Shannon Priggen/Literacy Program Volunteer;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=better about themselves
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The program is the only one of its kind in the state.
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55Holiday-Traffic


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Cutin
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# edit of 95-107
GRAPHIC=None


Highways should be back to normal today after holiday travel has come to a halt.
The Sunday after Thanksgiving is traditionally one of the busiest travel days of the year.
Triple-A estimates about 30 million motorists nationwide hit the highways over the weekend.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


Traffic moved a little slower than usual on I-81.
State police say in traffic like this, one accident usually leads to a chain reaction.
This weekend, they focused on prevention.
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SOT 13:32:21
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((TROOPER K.C. KOZAR/STATE POLICE: SOMEBODY GETS IMPATIENT AND THEY TRY TO GO ON THE SHOULDER TO GET AROUND TRAFFIC CONGESTION AND WHEN THAT HAPPENS IT CREATES A BIG TRAFFIC JAM.))
SUPER=01-K.C. Kozar/State Police;
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VO-NAT


Extra troopers were on the roads to help handle the high volume of traffic.
State police say though yesterday was busy, it did not compare to last year at this time - it rained and 12 cars were involved in a chain reaction collision.
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55weather


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=bmy
TAPE#
GRAPHIC=


Turning now to the sunny forecast...
This afternoon will be warm with highs near 70 degrees in some areas.
Tonight, skies will be partly cloudy. Lows will be around 50 degrees.
Tomorrow, there's a good chance of rain, but temperatures will remain warm with highs in the 60s.
By Wednesday, winter weather returns. Cooler temperatures and snow flurries are expected with highs only in the 30s.

8Burge


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=DAL
TAPE# 95-108
GRAPHIC=Unsolved Murder


An Amherst County homicide remains a mystery and now police are asking the public for some assistance.
The body of 25-year old Robin Jeanette Burge was found Wednesday.
Investigators want to talk with anyone who might have seen the victim on Thursday, November 16th.
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SOT 10:59:57
IN Q=we're having

((DUVAL DOSS/AMHERST COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT: WE'RE HAVING A DIFFICULT TIME TRACING HER ACTIVITIES THE LAST FEW DAYS. HOPEFULLY SOMEONE WILL HAVE SEEN HER AT A LATER TIME THEN WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT.))
SUPER=01-Duval Doss/Amherst Co. Sheriff's Dept.;
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=we know about
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Amherst Co./Friday;


Two hunters found Burge's body in the eastern end of Amherst County on a river bank.
Police say she had been shot several times.
Investigators believe Burge was shot then dumped in the river. picture
Family members say it had been two years since they last saw her.
Burge had apparently broken off all contact with them after she returned home from the Navy.
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8Henry-Murder


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=bmy
TAPE# none
GRAPHIC=Unsolved Murder


Henry County police are looking for suspects in the murder of 33- year- old Richard Powell.
Powell was found shot to death Saturday in his pickup truck in Rockingham County, North Carolina.
Investigators say Powell was last seen with another man in the Sandy Level area of Henry County Saturday morning.
His body was discovered in his pickup truck on route 7-70 that afternoon.
The Sandy Level neighborhood is known for its drug activity.
Police believe Powell and his friend were shot at as they fled the neighborhood.
Powell is a resident of Eden, North Carolina. Police don't know who Powell's friend is.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Henry County Sheriff's office.

8Rocky-Ax


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# none
GRAPHIC=none


A five year old Rocky Mount boy is in intensive care following a parade accident yesterday.
Authorities say the boy fell off a hay wagon during a Christmas Parade, and was then struck by the vehicle.
It happened at about 4:30.
He was taken to Franklin Memorial Hospital and later flown to Roanoke Memorial.
His name has not been released.

8Festival-Trees


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 95-106
GRAPHIC=Christmas


Here's a sure way to get in the holiday spirit, a stop at the Festival of trees at the top of the first Union building in Downtown Roanoke.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Businesses pay an entry fee to the Mental Health Association, which sponsors the event.
Visitors to the festival then vote on the tree they like the best.
This is the Associations biggest fund raiser of the year.
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SOT 14:28:46
IN Q=we do support

((RITA GLINIECKI/MENTAL HEALTH ASSOC. VOLUNTEER: WE DO SUPPORT GROUPS FOR LIKE DEPRESSION AND PARENTS WHO HAVE EMOTIONALLY DISTURBED CHILDREN. WE HAVE AN INFORMATION AND REFERRAL PROGRAM. WE DO LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY.))
SUPER=01-Rita Gliniecki/Mental Health Assoc. Vol.;
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY
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VO-NAT


You can take a peek at the trees Monday thru Wednesday 9:30 to 4:30.
Thursday thru Saturday 9:30 to 8 and Sunday from noon 'til 4:30.
The exhibit runs through December 23rd.
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8Snowshoe


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# net-b
GRAPHIC=None


Skiers are heading for the mountains of West Virginia.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Snowshoe, WV/File Tape;


Over the Holiday weekend a record number of skiers visited the Snowshoe Mountain Resort.
The resort has recorded over 11-thousand 500 skier-visits since Thursday.
That's a 72 percent increase over their previous record set in 19-81.
Snowshoe has received over 50 inches of natural snow this month, compared to three inches last November.
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8weather


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=bmy
TAPE#
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Turning now to the Monday forecast...
This afternoon will be warm and sunny with highs near 70 degrees in some areas.
Tonight, skies will be partly cloudy. Lows will be around 50 degrees.
Tomorrow, there's a good chance of rain, but temperatures will remain warm with highs in the 60s. are expected with highs only in the 30s. By Wednesday, winter weather returns. Cooler temperatures and snow flurries