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7Murder-Suicide

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Investigators are trying to unravel the details of an apparent murder-suicide on the Blue Ridge Parkway.
The bodies of 18-year-old Heather Marie Meadows and 26-year-old Kevin Ray Meadows of Waynesboro were discovered by tourists yesterday near an overlook.
Nelson County Sheriff Ronald Wood says both victims had been shot once in the head.
He says a nine-millimeter handgun was recovered at the scene.
Wood also says the two were married, but may had been separated.

7Plane-Crash


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Radio talk between the pilot of a plane that crashed Tuesday and the Roanoke Regional Airport should offer some clues into the cause of the fatal crash.
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Investigators say the pilot, Praveen (bus-kair-in) Bhaskaran, reported a problem shortly before his plane went down.
Officials from the National Transportation Safety Board are listening to a recorded conversation between the Vinton pilot and air traffic controllers.
But investigators point out they're still in the very early stages in the investigation.
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((RANDI-JEAN KUKLA/NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD: JUST KIND OF DOCUMENTING, DOING A WRECKAGE DIAGRAM. LIKE DOCUMENTING WHERE DIFFERENT PIECES ARE AND STUFF LIKE THAT. EXAMING THE AIR FRAME AND THE ENGINE. ))
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Meanwhile, a wrecking crew helped to clear away debris from the crash site.
The engine of the airplane was hoisted away from the scene.
But the fuselage won't be removed until later today.
Investigators are planning to stay in the area only for another day.
They hope to have a preliminary report completed by Friday.
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7James


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Tonight the spotlight shines on Bob Dole as he accepts the Republican presidential nomination in San Diego.
Virginia's former Health and Human Resources Secretary had the glory job last night at the Republican Convention.
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Kay Coles James was hand-picked by Bob Dole to serve as convention secretary, calling the roll of states for his nomination.
James is a dean of Pat Robertson's Regent University and sits on the state Board of Education.
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She's also kicked off some controversy.
A member of the Republican National Committee from Idaho suggested James was picked for the high profile role because of her race.
Cindy Moyle told reporters SHE'D been promised the secretary position.
James says she's offended by the implication.
She says Moyle's comments "sound like something a Democrat would say."

7Peach-Festival


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It may have been a tough year for many southwest Virginia's peach growers but in Patrick County they're celebrating the harvest.
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At this orchard in Critz (CRITES) trees in the higher elevations are heavy with fruit, but they are the exception.
Elsewhere on the farm, a hard freeze took a heavy toll in early March.
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((J.P. VIA/PATRICK CO. PEACH GROWER: ANYTHING THAT WAS OPEN THEN WAS KILLED. ABOUT THE ONLY THING WE HAD LEFT WAS WHAT WAS RIGHT ON TOP OF THE HILLS, THE VERY BEST PEACH SITES AND THEY'VE DONE REAL WELL. WHAT FEW WE DID HAVE, HAVE DONE REAL WELL.))
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Yesterday at the ninth Annual Virginia Peach Festival near Stuart, the disappointment of March was a distant memory.
A fundraiser for the Chamber of Commerce, the event also served as a tribute to the peach growers in the region.
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((AL BRAMMER/PEACH FESTIVAL FOUNDER: IT WAS STARTED FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE FARMERS TO SALUTE OUR PEACH FARMERS HERE IN PATRICK COUNTY, WHERE THEY GROW EXCELLENT PEACHES, AND ALSO GET THE CHAMBER OUT OF DEBT. WE WERE STRUGGLING AS A RURAL AREA BACK THEN.))
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The crowd of two- thousand also brought out the politicians.
Both candidates for the 5th district seat in Congress, Virgil Goode and George Landrith campaigned at the Peach Festival yesterday.


7weather


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Turning now to the forecast - Another sunny day is in store for us today.
Highs will be in the mid 80s.
Tonight, expect mostly clear conditions with lows in the mid 60s.
For the start of the weekend, you can expect partly sunny skies.
Highs will be in the mid to upper 80s

55Victim-Witness


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TAPE#96-58
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Crime is on the rise in Lynchburg.
In fact in the past ten years, the number of felony crimes has more than doubled.
As a result, the city's victim- witness assistance program has been overrun with requests for help.
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Now the program is getting some help of its own.
A state grant will create another full- time position, taking some of the workload off the current coordinator Susan Clark.
Clark's responsibility is to make it easier for prosecutors to do THEIR job.
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((SUSAN CLARK/VICTIM- WITNESS COORDINATOR: IT'S SO TIME- CONSUMING, THEY HAVE TRIAL PREPARATION, WHERE I CAN BE THERE FOR THE EMOTIONAL SUPPORT WHEN IT'S NEEDED. AND A LOT OF MY JOB IS A SOUNDING BOARD.)) ((BILL PETTY/PROSECUTOR: SHE HAS REALLY HELPED PEOPLE UNDERSTAND THE PROCESS, SHE'S HELPED THEM DEAL WITH THEIR ANGER AND THEIR FRUSTRATION AT THE SYSTEM, AND SHE HELPS THE PROSECUTORS BY LETTING THEM DO THEIR JOB, WHICH IS TRY TO THE CASE TO THE JURY.))
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Petty says while the grant helps, the victim-witness program could still use even more help than what the state is providing.
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55Trigon


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Policyholders and the State Corporation Commission have until next month to approve Trigon's bid to become a for profit company.
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((JEAN ANN FOX/CONSUMER ADVOCATE: I THINK THE COMPANY'S RECORD SHOULD BE WEIGHED CAREFULLY IN THE DECISION IN THIS CASE.))
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A new report from the Virginia Citizens Consumer Council details the insurance giant's spotty regulatory record.
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That record includes a five million dollar state fine and 83 million dollars in refunds to customers for unfair billing.
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The Consumer Council says the record IS relevant because state law mandates that the people who control the new company must have integrity.
Trigon has NO comment on what a spokesperson calls "old news," but urges policyholders to read up on the conversion plan and be fully informed to vote.

55weather


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Turning now to the forecast - it's going to be another sunny day is in store for us today.
Highs will be in the mid 80s.
Tonight, expect mostly clear conditions with lows in the mid 60s.
For the start of the weekend, you can expect partly sunny skies.
Highs will be in the mid to upper 80s

8Down-Plane


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Transportation officials today will continue to look for clues into Tuesday's fatal plane crash near McAfee's Knob.
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Investigators say the pilot, Praveen (bus-kair-in) Bhaskaran, reported a problem shortly before his plane went down.
Officials from the National Transportation Safety Board are listening to a recorded conversation between the Vinton pilot and air traffic controllers.
But investigators point out they're still in the very early stages in the investigation.
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82-James


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Tonight in San Diego Bob Dole accepts the G-O-P presidential nod, now that delegates have officially made their choice.
Virginia's former Health and Human Resources Secretary had the glory job last night at the Republican Convention.
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Kay Coles James was hand-picked by Bob Dole to serve as convention secretary, calling the roll of states for his nomination.
James is a dean of Pat Robertson's Regent University and sits on the state Board of Education.
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She's also kicked off some controversy.
A member of the Republican National Committee from Idaho suggested James was picked for the high profile role because of her race.
Cindy Moyle told reporters SHE'D been promised the secretary position.
James says she's offended by the implication.
She says Moyle's comments "sound like something a Democrat would say."

8Brosville-Fire


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The Brosville Volunteer Fire Department is turning to the community for a help in its effort to build a new fire station.
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Fire officials say the existing facility, on Route 58, is "unsound" because it's resting on "fill dirt" which has caused the floor to sink.
A festival and telethon held last year was successful.
This year organizers hope to draw an even larger crowd August 24th and 25th at Brosville Middle School.
The event will feature food and music as well as an auction, antique tractors and show cars.
There will also be a carnival for younger kids.
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((RANDY WILLIAMSON/TELETHON DIRECTOR: WE RAISED 25-THOUSAND DOLLARS LAST YEAR, NETTED ABOUT 22 WHICH WAS A SOCK, SO THIS YEAR WE'RE GOING TO GO FOR 35 THOUSAND. WE'VE ADDED A FEW THINGS AND WE HOPE TO RAISE THE MONEY. THE COMMUNITY HAS BEEN REAL GOOD TO US; THEY'VE REALLY TURNED OUT TO SUPPORT THIS PROJECT.))
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The department needs a total of 110- thousand dollars to make the project a reality.
The County Board of Supervisors has already pledged 30-thousand dollars.

8Green-Meadow


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The American Red Cross is lending a hand to eight Franklin County families left homeless pushed out of their homes by this week's heavy rain showers.
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Leaking water and mud slides led county officials to condemn an apartment building on Green Meadow Road in Rocky Mount.
Heavy rain caused severe structural damage- that made the building slide almost one foot off its foundation.
Officials evacuated the building and directed families to the American Red Cross for help.
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((JANICE WALKE/AMERICAN RED CROSS; RIGHT NOW WE HAVE ABOUT EIGHT PEOPLE WHO ARE BEING TAKEN CARE OF IN A MOTEL. WE'VE ALSO ARRANGED TO HAVE THEM FED IN A LOCAL RESTAURANT. WE'RE ALSO ASSISTING WITH NEW CLOTHING BECAUSE EVERYTHING THEY HAD IS STILL IN THE BUILDING BUT THEY CAN'T GET TO IT.))
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Officials hope to let residents back in their apartments to retrieve their belongings by the weekend.
But first, owner Bill Bratton of A-and-B Properties in Roanoke must present a plan to secure the building to county officials.
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Even if the plan is approved the building inspector for the county said he expects the complex will eventually be demolished.

8Weather


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Turning now to the forecast - another sunny day is in store for us today.
Highs will be in the mid 80s.
Tonight, expect mostly clear conditions with lows in the mid 60s.
For the start of the weekend, you can expect partly sunny skies, along with Highs will be in the mid to upper 80s a 30 percent chance of showers.