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7M'ville-Fatal

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A woman was airlifted to Roanoke Memorial hospital early this morning following a one vehicle accident.
She died a short while later.
Police say she was driving south on Memorial Boulevard at about two o'clock when she ran off the road and struck a utility pole.
Police say speed may have been a factor.
Her name has not be released.

7Bank-Robbery


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A Lynchburg bank robber is on the loose this morning.
Steve Smallshaw has more on the yesterday's hold up, and manhunt.
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(( Just before two p-m Wednesday, a man walked into this Nationsbank in Lynchburg and without brandishing a weapon, demanded money.
The suspect fled on foot across Boonsboro Road to a waiting get-away car.
But police say before he could drive away...a dye pack of red ink placed inside the bag of money apparently went off. ((CMDR. EARL BURNETTE/LYNCHBURG POLICE: OUR INFORMATION IS THE DYE PACK PROBABLY WENT OFF BEFORE THE SUBJECT GOT BACK TO THE VEHICLE. THE VEHICLE WAS POSSIBLY PARKED OVER ON OLD BOONSBORO ROAD, WHICH THE SUSPECT WOULD HAVE HAD TO RUN ACROSS BOONSBORO ROAD TOWARDS OLD BOONSBORO ROAD, AND I THINK THE DYE PACK PROBABLY EXPLODED BEFORE HE GOT TO HIS VEHICLE. AND HE SHOULD HAVE MAYBE RED DYE ALL OVER HIM AND I'M SURE SOME WOULD RUB OFF INSIDE THE VEHICLE.))
An hour later, police got a tip the vehicle had been abandoned behind this home off Walnut Hollow Road in Bedford County.
A careful search of the grounds turned up nothing, and a police tracking dog was unable to pinpoint the whereabouts of the bank robber.
Residents in the nearby Meadow Ridge subdivision had a few tense moments as authorities cordoned off the area for the search which ended at dusk with no success.
They are "not" releasing the name of the man they believe is responsible.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))

7Plane-Crash


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Meantime, the search continues in the snow covered mountains of central West Virginia for a missing Lynchburg pilot.
Authorities think the plane,piloted by 31-year-old Colin Cambell of Lynchburg, went down Tuesday night on a mountain in Webster County.
Cambell was returning to Lynchburg from Braxton County in HEAVY fog when flight controllers LOST contact with his plane.

7Allen


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The talk is getting nasty in Richmond.
Yesterday a comment by Virginia's Republican party chairman prompted a quick response from the Governor.
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Party chairman Pat McSweeney announced Tuesday he would NOT seek another term.
He did NOT endorse a member of Allen's own cabinet seeking the post.
And then he told the Richmond Times-Dispatch "I would first cut his heart out with a rusty can top" before allowing Allen and his allies to take over the party.
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McSweeney called the Governor's approach to state government a "scorched earth policy" that he says has alienated some Republicans.

7Raises


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Meanwhile, the Governor is trying to endear himself to state workers by recommending raises in the coming General Assembly session.
That word yesterday on his monthly radio call-in show.
Whether there is any money for such raises is in question.

7weather


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Taking a look now at weather -
Today is going to get off to a cloudy start, but it will become sunny, temperatures will be in the 40s.
Expect partly cloudy skies tonight with lows dipping into the 30s.
Your weekend is looking warm and very sunny - highs are expected to reach the 60s.

55M'ville-Fatal


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One woman has died in a traffic accident in Martinsville this morning.
Police say the driver was travelling south on Memorial Boulevard at about two o'clock when she ran off the road and struck a utility pole.
She was airlifted to Roanoke Memorial Hospital, where she died.
Police have not released the victim's name.

55L'burg-Robbery


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Lynchburg police are still on the look out for the man who robbed the Nationsbank on Boonsboro Road yesterday.
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Just before two p-m, a man walked into the bank and demanded money.
The suspect did NOT display a weapon and fled on foot to a get-away car across the street.
Police say a dye pack of red ink placed inside the bag of money apparently went off before he could drive away.
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((CMDR. EARL BURNETTE/LYNCHBURG POLICE: OUR INFORMATION IS THE DYE PACK PROBABLY WENT OFF BEFORE THE SUBJECT GOT BACK TO THE VEHICLE. THE VEHICLE WAS POSSIBLY PARKED OVER ON OLD BOONSBORO ROAD, WHICH THE SUSPECT WOULD HAVE HAD TO RUN ACROSS BOONSBORO ROAD TOWARDS OLD BOONSBORO ROAD, AND I THINK THE DYE PACK PROBABLY EXPLODED BEFORE HE GOT TO HIS VEHICLE. AND HE SHOULD HAVE MAYBE RED DYE ALL OVER HIM AND I'M SURE SOME WOULD RUB OFF INSIDE THE VEHICLE.))
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An hour later, a tip indicating the car had been abandonded behind this home off Walnut Hollow Road in Bedford County led police to search the area.
A search of the grounds turned up nothing.
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55Henry-Crime


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Henry County authorities have their hands full investigating a series of homicides.
In fact, five murders in five weeks.
Residents worry those numbers will earn the county a bad reputation.
Kimberly McBroom has the story.
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(( ((REVEREND GREEN MOORE/ST. JOHN'S BAPTIST CHURCH: I HOPE PEOPLE WON'T BE STEREOTYPICAL, BECAUSE ALL PEOPLE ARE NOT BAD. WE STILL HAVE GOOD PEOPLE IN THIS COMMUNITY AND WE HAVE A LOT MORE GOOD THAN WE DO BAD. ))
That's the hope of many who live in the Sandy Level area of Henry County.
The community has seen its share of crime-- most recently a fatal shooting last weekend during a drug deal.
Drugs have played a major part in the county's recent rash of violence.
And some say the key to preventing drug crimes from taking hold of a community-- is keeping children away from them. ((ALFRED FONTAINE/HENRY CO. RESIDENT: THOSE KIDS ARE EXPOSED. THESE DEALERS ARE OUT HERE WITH LARGE ROLLS OF MONEY, AND IF WE DON'T DO SOMETHING TO MOTIVATE THEM-- THAT'S CERTAINLY GOING TO MOTIVATE THEM. ))
WITH ALL THE RECENT CRIMINAL ACTIVITY HERE-- AUTHORITIES SAY HENRY COUNTY'S BEING DUBBED 'LITTLE CHICAGO'. AND WHILE THE LAST FEW WEEKS HAVE BEEN GRUELING FOR INVESTIGATORS, THEY SAY THEY'RE NOT GIVING UP. ((SGT. KIMMY NESTER/HENRY CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: WITH OUR EVERYDAY PROBLEMS YOU HAVE, WE'VE BEEN REALLY STRETCHED HERE. BUT WE FEEL FORTUNATE WE'VE BEEN ABLE TO DO IT. BUT WE'VE GOT A LOT OF OFFICERS THAT ARE RATHER TIRED RIGHT NOW. BUT WE'RE DOING ALL THAT WE CAN. ))
And with the holiday season in full swing-- authorities say they hope people will be more willing to think before they act.
Kimberly McBroom, News 7, Henry County.))

55Birds


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A Roanoke jury has awarded a woman 135-thousand dollars for her emotional distress and medical expenses after her apartment manager killed several young, wild birds in a nest on her porch.
Ruby Campagna (CAMP-Anya) says she became attached to the birds.
The apartment manager killed the birds after discovering the nest as workers replaced the carpet on Campagna's deck.

55weather


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Taking a look now at weather -
Today is going to get off to a cloudy start, but it will become sunny, with temperatures in the 40s.
Expect cloudy skies tonight with lows dipping into the 30s.

8M'ville-Fatal


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An car accident in Martinsville this morning has killed a woman.
Police say the driver was travelling south on Memorial Boulevard at about two o'clock when she ran off the road and struck a utility pole.
She was airlifted to Roanoke Memorial Hospital, where she died.
Police say speed may have been a factor in the accident.
The victim's name has not been released.

8Plane-Crash


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The snowy weather is making it difficult for rescue workers searching for a plane believed to have crashed in central West Virginia.
Authorities think the plane piloted by 31-year-old Colin Cambell of Lynchburg went down Tuesday night on a mountain in Webster County.
Cambell was returning to Lynchburg from Braxton County in heavy fog when flight controllers lost contact with his plane.

8Allen


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A cutting remark made by Virginia's Republican party chairman rattled the Governor yesterday.
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Party chairman Pat McSweeney announced Tuesday he would NOT seek another term.
He did NOT endorse a member of Allen's own cabinet seeking the post.
And then he told the Richmond Times-Dispatch "I would first cut his heart out with a rusty can top" before allowing Allen and his allies to take over the party.
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McSweeney called the Governor's approach to state government a "scorched earth policy" that he says has alienated some Republicans.

8Natural-Bridge


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The Disney hit movie Pocohantas is getting ready to hit the big screens of Europe.
To help promote the attraction crews are turning to a local attraction.
Ron Jones has the story.
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((The french are descending on Natural Bridge.
They are touring the commonwealth to shoot a short Christmas disney movie that promotes the release of the animation film Pocohontas. nat sound (Producer talks)
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However, this movie is not an animation and the stars conduct their own stunts.
Oliver (OLI-VEE-YEA) (SHIAR-BO-DOE) Chiabo is the main star along with co-star (SI-VI-REE) (CLAY-AIR) Severihe Clair.
Oliver hosts the french version of Wheel of Fortune.
But in this movie he lives in Virginia and helps Severihe, a lost french foreign exchange student, find her host American family.
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((SEVERIHE CLAIR/FRENCH ACTRESS: THEY WOULD HAVE MANY ADVENTURES TOGETHER. AT THE BEGINNING THEY CAN'T STAND EACH OTHER... BUT AT THE END THEY FALL IN LOVE.))
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Because this movie will be shown throughout europe some believe its a big boost for tourism in Virginia.
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((DAVE PARKER/NATURAL BRIDGE MARKETING DIRECTOR: WE'RE VERY PROUD TO HAVE THEM HERE. I THINK IT'S GOING TO REALLY PROMOTE THE STATE AND THE BEAUTY OF THE STATE WHETHER IT'S ON THE EASTERN SHORE WITH WILLIAMSBURG AND JAMESTOWN AND ALSO THE WESTERN PART OF THE STATE IN ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY.))
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This movie will be featured on Christmas day and Pocohantos will be debut in in France January.
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STAND UP
The french crew are wrapping up their six day shoot and heading back to France.
And they hope on Christmas day to share a little Americana with Europe. Ron Jones, News Seven, Natural Bridge.))

8weather


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Taking a look now at weather -
It's going to be a cloudy start to your day, but it will be come sunny later on - temperatures will be in the 40s.
For tonight, you can expect partly cloudy skies, with lows dipping into the 30s.
It's going to be a nice weekend - it'll be warm and very sunny - highs are expected to reach the 60s.