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7Body

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Authorities are investigating the death of a South Boston woman whose body was discovered last week in North Carolina.
The woman has been identified as 26- year old Gloria Puryear.
A passerby reportedly called police after they discovered Puryear's body floating in a Granville County creek.


7Housing


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Funeral services will be held today for the four children and grandmother who died last weekend in a house fire.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Fire investigators say the Saturday night fire was sparked an extension cord.
Only the children's mother survived the blaze.
Officials initially said they would not cite the landlord for possibly violating property maintenance code.
Yesterday they called in commonwealth's attorney Don Caldwell to review the case.
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((RON MILLER/ROANOKE BUILDING COMMISSIONER: IT'S A VERY SENSITIVE ISSUE AND WE JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE WE DO EVERYTHING POSSIBLE THAT WE HAVE DONE THE RIGHT THING AND I THINK THIS WILL PUT IT IN PERSPECTIVE.)) ((DON CALDWELL/ROANOKE COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: MY DETERMINATION WILL BE BASED UPON WHAT THEY SHARE WITH ME CONCERNING HOW THE FIRE STARTED AND WHAT IF ANY CONTRIBUTIONS MIGHT BE LAID TO ANY INDIVIDUAL OR GROUPS OF INDIVIDUALS.))
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Meanwhile, the city has received more than 100 requests for building inspections, and more than 50 requests for home safety inspections since Monday.
The Fire Department has also given away more than 30 smoke detectors this week and is ordering more.

7Flooding


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Losses from last weekend's flooding could top 59- million dollars.
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SUPER=03-Bath Co./January 19;


Bath County suffered nearly six million dollars and Alleghany County three-point-five million dollars in damage.
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7Cascades


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The flooding also forced the Cascades Recreation Area in Giles County to close indefinitely.
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SUPER=03-Giles Co.;


About 90 percent of the trail to the falls sustained major damages.
Rocks slid from saturated hillsides, and Little Stoney Creek deposited even more debris when it raged out of its banks.
The floodwaters wiped out two bridges and severely damaged a third.
Much of the trail must be completely rebuilt, at an estimated cost of as much as 300 thousand dollars.
But with cuts to the Forest Service budget, the question is when.
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((BILL SWEET/RECREATION STAFF OFFICER: SO WHERE WE NORMALLY HAVE A TRAIL CONSTRUCTION BUDGET OF ANYWHERE FROM 150 TO 300 THOUSAND DOLLARS, WE WON'T BE LOOKING AT ANYMORE THAN 50 THOUSAND DOLLARS, AND THAT WON'T TAKE US VERY FAR ON THIS PROJECT. ))
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The upper trail is an old access road.
It sustained some damage as well, but may be able to reopen this summer.
The Cascades is a popular recreation and tourist spot. Last year it hosted more than 115 thousand visitors between May and November.
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7schoolwatch


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Some school's continue to be affected by last week's flooding. (take schoolwatch)
Greenbier County school's are delayed two hours this morning, but in that county Roncerverte, Alderson and Greenbrier East elementary schools will be closed today.
All other school's in Greenbrier County delayed two hours.
Also Pendleton County schools delayed two hours.
And a two hour delay in Highland and Bath County because of snow.

7weather


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Turning to the weather -
Today is going to be mostly sunny with temperatures in the lower 40s.
Tonight will be partly cloudy with lows in the 20s.
Your weekend is going to get off to a cloudy start tomorrow - there is a 40s percent chance of rain, with temperatures only in the 40s.

55Alleghany-Fatal


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A White Sulphur Springs teenager was killed last night when her vehicle ran under the trailor of a semi.
Police say 19-year-old Courtney Rexrode was driving west on Interstate 64 in Alleghany County early last night when the crash occurred.
A tractor trailer -- also heading west -- hit some ice when it tried to avoid ANOTHER accident and jacknifed, blocking the road.
Rexrode rounded a curve and went under the trailer.
She died at the scene.

55Halifax-Football


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Some former Halifax County football stars have taken quite a fall from glory.
In 1991, the Halifax County Comets secured a state title.
Now, several players have found themselves at odds with the law.
Teresa Hamilton has the story.
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((With a 14- and 0 record, the Comets were clearly on top.
The team was affectionately pegged "The Wreckin' Crew"-- a name they lived up to by defeating Lloyd Byrd High School for the State Title.
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((LARRY CLARK/HALIFAX CO. PRINCIPAL: WE'VE HAD MEMBERS OF THAT TEAM WHO'VE GONE ON TO THE COAST GUARD ACADEMY, TO THE COLLEGE OF WILLIAM AND MARY, TO THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA, TO EMORY AND HENRY.))
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take su
Unfortunately, the State Title did not follow all the players in a positive light.
For some, going head to head with a teams like GW Danville would prove easy compared to what was in store down the road. end su
Robert Clark was the first of three players to run into serious trouble.
Two years after winning the state title, he was convicted of Capital Murder.
Larry Smith coached the team to victory.
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((LARRY SMITH/HALIFAX CO. FOOTBALL COACH: I HATE ITS HAPPENED BUT AT THE SAME TIME I DON'T FEEL LIKE A CERTAIN PART OF THIS SCHOOL SHOULD BE STIGMATIZED FOR THE MISTAKES OF OTHERS.))
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Not long afterward, another player was arrested for murder.
George Boyd was later acquitted.
But he was convicted of petty larceny for his role in the crime.
It's too early to tell what will become of J- J Powell.
The former team member wanted for the county's latest murder has yet to be apprehended.
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((JOHN GREENBACKER/HALIFAX CO. COMMONWEALTH'S ATTY: I PERSONALLY HAVE WONDERED WHETHER OR NOT ITS GOOD TO GIVE YOUNGSTERS THE TRAPPINGS AND PUBLIC ADULATION SO EARLY IN THEIR LIVES BECAUSE OF SPORTS WHEN THERE'S A VERY HIGH LIKELIHOOD THEY CAN NOT SUSTAIN THAT POSITION BEYOND A FEW MONTHS. ))
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That question is one many have pondered. At the same time, it's unlikely anyone will ever find a clear cut answer. Teresa Hamilton, News 7.))

55Lottery


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If you have a ticket for last night's lottery, you may want to check the numbers - the Virginia Lottery says one of the winning tickets was purchased in Roanoke.
It says there were two winners in last night's one million-dollar Lotto drawing.
SUPER=26-4-6-7-8-10-15


The numbers were four, six, seven, eight, ten and 15.
The other winning ticket was purchased in Norfolk.

55schoolwatch


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Last week's flooding and snow this morning is forcing a few school districts to alter their schedules this morning. (take schoolwatch)
Bath County schools are delayed two hours because of a light snowfall this morning.
Greenbier County school's are delayed two hours this morning because of problems with the flooding, in that county Roncerverte, Alderson and Greenbrier East elementary schools will be closed today.
All other school's in Greenbrier County delayed two hours.
Also Pendleton County schools delayed two hours.
And a two hour delay in Highland also because of snow.

55weather


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Turning to the weather -
Today is going to be mostly sunny with temperatures in the lower 40s.
Tonight will be partly cloudy with lows in the 20s.
Your weekend is going to get off to a cloudy start tomorrow - there is a 40s percent chance of rain, with temperatures only in the 40s.

8Puryear


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A South Boston woman whose body was discovered last week in North Carolina has been identified as 26- year old Gloria Puryear.
Authorities are trying to determine the circumstances surrounding her death.

A passerby reportedly called police after discovering Puryear's body floating in a Granville County creek.


8City-Housing


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TAPE#95-109
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Funeral services for the four children and a grandmother who were killed in Saturday's house fire in Roanoke are scheduled for today at Belmont Baptist Church.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke;


An extension cord was blamed for the blaze -- it caught fire and the flames spread to a second floor apartment.
Officials initially said they would not cite the landlord for not installing smoke detectors.
But yesterday they called in commonwealth's attorney Don Caldwell to review the case.
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((RON MILLER/ROANOKE BUILDING COMMISSIONER: IT'S A VERY SENSITIVE ISSUE AND WE JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE WE DO EVERYTHING POSSIBLE THAT WE HAVE DONE THE RIGHT THING AND I THINK THIS WILL PUT IT IN PERSPECTIVE.)) ((DON CALDWELL/ROANOKE COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: MY DETERMINATION WILL BE BASED UPON WHAT THEY SHARE WITH ME CONCERNING HOW THE FIRE STARTED AND WHAT IF ANY CONTRIBUTIONS MIGHT BE LAID TO ANY INDIVIDUAL OR GROUPS OF INDIVIDUALS.))
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Meanwhile, the city has received more than 100 requests for building inspections, and more than 50 requests for home safety inspections since Monday.
The Fire Department has also given away more than 30 smoke detectors this week and is ordering more.

8Cross-Burning


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A dispute with a neighbor may have resulted in a cross burning in the city last weekend.... NOT racism.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape;


Police say the residents of 12-22 Tompkins Avenue-- do not believe their inter- racial relationship led to the incident.
Instead, they think it was the act of an angry neighbor.
Cross burning is a felony in Virginia.
Police are still investigating.
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8Lottery


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If you have a ticket for last night's lottery, you may want to check the numbers - the Virginia Lottery says one of the winning tickets was purchased in Roanoke.
It says there were two winners in last night's one million-dollar Lotto drawing.
SUPER=26-4-6-7-8-10-15


The numbers were four, six, seven, eight, ten and 15.
The other winning ticket was purchased in Norfolk.

8Flooding


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Fixing damages from last weekend's flooding could top 59- million dollars.
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SUPER=03-Bath Co./January 19;


Bath County suffered nearly six million dollars and Alleghany County suffered three-point-five million dollars in damages.
Nearly half of the flood damage was in Shenandoah County. The county was first buried in three feet of snow, then hit with heavy rains.
Losses in Shenandoah alone are estimated at 27 million but could exceed 31 million dollars.
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8schoolwatch


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Last week's flooding and snow this morning is forcing a few school districts to alter their schedules this morning. (take schoolwatch)
Bath County schools are delayed two hours because of a light snowfall this morning.
Greenbier County school's are delayed two hours this morning because of problems with the flooding, in that county Roncerverte, Alderson and Greenbrier East elementary schools will be closed today.
All other school's in Greenbrier County delayed two hours.
Also Pendleton County schools delayed two hours.
And a two hour delay in Highland also because of snow.

8weather


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Turning to the weather -
Today is going to be mostly sunny with temperatures in the lower 40s.
Tonight will be partly cloudy with lows in the 20s. 40s percent chance of rain, with temperatures only in the 40s. Your weekend is going to get off to a cloudy start tomorrow - there is a