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7Roanoke-Body

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A Roanoke man is facing a murder charge in the death of his estranged wife.
Yesterday, police arrested 36- year- old Bryant Richard Ross.
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The body of 34-year-old Vickie Ross was found Saturday in the back seat of her car on Peach Tree Drive in Roanoke.
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Police say she was apparently shot in the back of the head.
Investigators had been looking for Vickie Ross since Friday night after a friend reported her missing.
The friend also told police she noticed Bryant Ross driving away from Vickie's home at a high rate of speed.
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Police say they have not recovered the gun.
Ross is being held in the Roanoke City jail without bond.

7Wytheville-Shooting


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A 14-year old Wytheville boy was killed yesterday when he was accidental shot by a friend.
Police say it happened in the 200 block of Ridge Street.
They say the other boy was also fourteen.
They say one of the boys was handling a 22- caliber rifle when he shot his friend in the arm and chest.
The injured youth was taken to Wythe County Hospital where he later died.
Police say NO charges are pending.

7Tech-Win


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It was sweet victory in the Big Easy for the Hokies.
Virginia Tech was crowned Sugar Bowl champ after defeating Texas 28 to 10.
Mike Stevens has more from New Orleans.
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7WEATHER


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Taking a look now at the forecast for this first day of the year -
Temperatures will be in the mid 40s with rain likely throuhgout the day.

55Rockbridge-Murder


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And in Rockbridge County a second murder in just one week.
Authorities say 37- year- old James Garfield Nash was at a party on Route 1 in Buena Vista early yesterday morning when he was shot and killed.
Robert Scott Lynn of Buena Vista has been charged with the murder.
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Just last Sunday, 24- year- old Christopher Wayne Higgins was shot
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and killed in bed at his mother and step-father's home in Raphine.
26- year- old Ronald C. Hewitt, Junior has been charged in that murder.
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55Internet


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The Roanoke Valley is traveling a new road on the information superhighway.
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Officials at Rev-Net, or Roanoke Electronic Village, say it's the only on-line service that provides a direct connection to the internet for Roanoke Valley users.
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((DOYLE EDGERTON/PRESIDENT, KENETIC DATA SYSTEMS: WE'RE GOING TO OFFER FULL INTERNET ACCESS AND ALL OF THE THINGS THAT THAT IMPLIES. THE SERVICES THAT COME WOULD BE THINGS LIKE E-MAIL, GLOBAL COMMUNICATIONS BETWEEN COMPANIES AND ASSOCIATES, WORLD WIDE WEB. CREATIONS FOR ADVERTISEMENTS BUSINESSES CAN USE ON THE INTERNET. JUST BASICALLY THE ENTIRE ARRAY OF SERVICES THE INTERNET PROVIDES.))
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Officials at Rev-Net say training is available to new users.
Their monthly fees range from 9-95 for ten hours to 24-95 for 150 hours.
They have about thirty subscribers so far.
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55Westvaco


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A two mile stretch of the Jackson River will remain open to public.
The Westvaco Corporation unsuccessfully requested to close the river for safety reasons.
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Westvaco filed the request two years ago.
The company said the chemical tanks, high-pressure steam and chemical pipes on the river are dangerous for public boating.
However, the Corps of Engineers sided with residents who argued against the closing in a March 19-94 public hearing.
The river will remain open for recreational use.
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55M'ville-New-Year


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19-96 has arrived -
And in Martinsville City Manager Earl Reynolds is optimistic that the new year will bring progress in the public AND the private sector.
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((EARL REYNOLDS/MARTINSVILLE CITY MANAGER: AND I BELIEVE THAT PEOPLE IN THE COMMUNITY HAVE TO BELIEVE IN THEMSELVES AND THEIR ABILITY TO ENDURE HARD TIMES, DOWNSIZING, PLANT CLOSINGS AND THOSE KINDS OF THINGS, BUT ALSO HAVE THE STENGTH TO BE ABLE TO LOOK INTO THE FUTURE AND SAY NO MATTER WHAT, WE ARE GOING TO MAINTAIN AND ENHANCE THE QUALITY OF LIFE IN OUR COMMUNITY AND THE FOLKS HERE IN MARTINSVILLE/HENRY COUNTY HAVE DONE THAT.))
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The city begins 1996 with a new police chief.
David Edwards was sworn in on Friday to fill the shoes of Terry Roop, who is retiring after 15 years on the job.
And Reynolds says the regional economy will benefit from new construction in 96.
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((EARL REYNOLDS: 1996 IS GOING TO BE A YEAR OF STRUCTURAL BUILDING. I THINK YOU'RE GOING TO SEE US BUILDING PLANTS AND INDUSTRY. I THINK YOU'RE GOING TO SEE US BEGINNING CONSTRUCTION ON NEW MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT PROJECTS AND THAT'S THE PHYSICAL MANIFESTATION OF SUCCESS.))
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As early as March, Reynolds says he will present a proposal to city council to finance several municipal projects.
They include construction of a new jail, and a physical education building that could host district and regional athletic tournaments.

55WEATHER


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Taking a look now at the New year's forecast -
Expect occassional ran or drizzle, but mild temperatures in the high 40's.
For tonight, expect peroids of rain with temperatures in the low 40's.
Tuesday look for more rain with temperatures in the 50's.
Snow showers finish the week.
Highs go from the 30's to the 20's and lows drop into the teens.

8Riverdale-Murder


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Halifax County records the area's first homicide of 19-96.
Authorities are investigating the the shootig death of a teenager.
17-year-old Jason Lamont Chandler of Clover was found dead at the Super-8 Motel in Riverdale at about one this morning.
He later died at the hospital.
Authorities believe the shooting may have been drug related.

8Henry-Murder


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And authorities in Henry County say a fight between a 15-year-old and his girlfriend resulted in the fatal shooting of the boy's stepfather.
The Sheriff's Department says 30-year-old James Nelson Marshall Junior was shot and killed at his residence in Fielddale at about ten o'clock last night.
His stepson has been charged with second degree murder in the shooting.
He is also charged with malicious wounding in the shooting of his girlfriend, 19-year-old Lakeshia Massey of Martinsville.
She was released from the hospital after being treated for minor gunshot wound.

8Tech-Win


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A Big win in the Big Easy.
Virginia Tech took the Sugar Bowl crown after defeating Texas 28-to-10.
Mike Stevens has the details.
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8WEATHER


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Taking a look now at the New year's day forecast.
Expect occassional ran or drizzle, with temperatures in the upper 40's. For tonight, expect peroids of rain with temperatures in the low 40's.