[Headlines]

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Lawmakers wrap up the 19-98 General Assembly with a two year state budget that includes car tax relief.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And a Roanoke man faces attempted capital murder charges stemming from a standoff last week with Salem police.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Clouds and drizzle continue for this last week of Winter--
But more Spring-like temperatures are on the horizon.
The complete forecast is on the way.
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Much has been accomplished... and much remains to be done.
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[VO-NAT]
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Last night at the State Capitol, the General Assembly adopted a new two year budget -- but left the heavy lifting on the car tax and school construction to a special session the Governor must call in the next few weeks.
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[SOT 21:45:56]
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((DEL. EARL DICKINSON/D-LOUISA: LET'S NOT OVERLOOK THE MAIN THING: THIS BUDGET DOES NOT CONTAIN MONEY FOR TAX RELIEF AND 110- MILLION FOR TAX RELIEF, BUT THE FRAMEWORK IS THERE TO DO WHAT WE WANT TO DO.))
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[OUT Q=want to do.]
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Mostly what they wanted last night was to go home-- 28 hours into the longest session on record.
Some final ceremonial business was conducted and then:
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((THE HOUSE IS ADJOURNED SINE DIE. BANG.))
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[VO-NAT]


Governor Jim Gilmore released a letter to lawmakers after their adjournment.
The letter promises the power of his office behind school construction grants if lawmakers deliver on the car tax cut in a special session he has yet to call.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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The Roanoke man whose son was fatally wounded in a standoff with police was released from the hospital yesterday -- and he headed straight for court.
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38-year old Kelvin Vaughn is charged with attempted capital murder of a police officer.
Police say Vaughn fired shots at officers who responded to a domestic dispute at his ex-girlfriend's apartment.
Flying shrapnel injured Officer Marge Dillon.
Officer Blake Critz then shot Vaughn twice in the stomach.
Judge Vincent Lilley appointed a Salem lawyer to defend Vaughn and scheduled a court hearing for April 14th.
Police say they also intend to charge Vaughn with killing his three-year-old son as soon as they collect more evidence.
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Death row inmate Douglas Buchanan... who was scheduled to die tonight... has won a temporary reprieve.
But lawyers for the state have asked the Fourth U-S Circuit Court of Appeals to allow the execution to proceed.
An attorney for the 29-year-old Buchanan filed a lawsuit last week challenging the authority of Governor Gilmore to review Buchanan's clemency request since Gilmore was the attorney general who fought Buchanan's appeals.
Buchanan is sentenced to die for the shooting and stabbing deaths of four family members in Amherst County a decade ago.

[Ibarra]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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He came to Henry County from Mexico to earn money to send home to his ailing parents.
But in July 1995, Gabino Ibarra (GAB-EENO EE-BEARA) died on the job at a Bassett Furniture Industries warehouse.
His family's long fight to get his death benefits has just hit a major road block.
Christy Hubley has our story.
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These are members of the group "Citizens for Improved Workers' Compensation."
They rallied Tuesday in Danville and Martinsville to call attention to the story of Gabino Ibarra.
Ibarra died two-and-a-half years ago while working at Bassett Superior Lines.
He fell from the third floor to the second floor of the warehouse through a 12-foot wide hole.
The Henry County company was cited for safety violations and eventually fined 35-hundred dollars.
The family of Gabino Ibarra believes his parents in Mexico deserve to receive his death benefits.
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((EDLBERTO IBARRA/IBARRA'S BROTHER: HE SAYS HE WOULD LIKE THEM TO GIVE HIS FAMILY JUST SOMETHING SO THAT THEY CAN LIVE BECAUSE THEY CAN'T WORK. THEY'RE OLD AND THEY REALLY DEPENDED ON HIS BROTHER TO SUPPORT THEM. HE WAS THE ONLY MEANS OF SUPPORT THAT THEY REALLY HAD AND NOW THEY DON'T HAVE THAT.)) [RUNS:12]
[OUT Q=they don't have that.]


Just last week, a deputy commissioner with the state Workers' Compensation Commission dismissed the Ibarra case.
He says the Ibarras and their lawyer did not provide information the commission asked for.
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((ANITA LAWRENCE/CITIZENS FOR IMPROVED WORKERS' COMPENSATION: HE GRANTED THE DISMISSAL WITH PREJUDICE WHICH MEANS IT CANNOT BE REFILED AND AN APPEAL HAS BEEN MADE TO THE FULL COMMISSION TO REVERSE THAT.)) [RUNS:08]
[OUT Q=that justice prevails.]


Bassett Furniture Industries says, following Ibarra's death, the company did everything it was required to do under the law.
Bassett also says the case was dismissed properly.
Christy Hubley, News 7, Danville.))
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[CLINTON-poll]


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President Clinton heads for Las Vegas today to meet with labor leaders and talk about job training.
Aides say the president plans to address the urgent need for American workers to update their job skills to compete in the 21st Century economy.
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[VO-NAT]

[4:04:46]
The President's trip comes one day after a C-B-S News poll showed that his approval rating remains high at 67 percent.
A high number despite former White House volunteer Kathleen Willey's televised accusations that the president made unwanted sexual advances towards her.
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[KENNEDY-AUCTION]


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Items once belonging to president John F. Kennedy are scheduled to go on the auction block today in New York City.


But then again, they may not.
The Kennedy family is threatening to go to court to block the auction, insisting that some items are intensely personal and should be returned to the family.
Jacqueline Adams reports.
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In sports, Darlington time is almost here.
Mike Stevens has more on what Nascar fans can expect.
Good Morning Mike.
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[Hog-Farms]


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It still needs a few final touches before it's ready for a vote.
That was the decision of the Pittsylvania County Planning Commission last night on the controversial livestock ordinance.
Christy Hubley has the story.
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They all showed up to talk and to argue about hog farms.
Hundreds of Pittsylvania County residents went to Tuesday night's joint public hearing of the Board of Supervisors and Planning Commission.
So many people, in fact, that the hearing had to be moved from the courthouse to the nearby cultural center.
After almost a year of debate, farmers and their neighbors are still divided on how large farming operations should be regulated.
The big sticking point... "setbacks" or the distance farmers must keep their operations from their neighbors.
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((MOLLY HOLMES/BANISTER: IF THIS PROPOSED ORDINANCE IS PASSED, PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY WILL HAVE THE MOST LAX, MOST MINIMAL SETBACK FOR SWINE STRUCTURES, MORE THAN ANY OTHER COUNTY IN THIS STATE. SETBACKS FOR SWINE STRUCTURES MUST BE INCREASED TO PROTECT NEIGHBORS.)) [RUNS:15]
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Others worry that too many regulations will prohibit farmers from making a decent living.
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((VERNON MOON/GRETNA: INTENSIVE LIVESTOCK OPERATIONS ARE ONE OF THE FEW AGRICULTURAL ACTIVITIES WHICH HAVE THE POTENTIAL FOR AN ADEQUATE FAMILY WITH SMALL FARM ACREAGE. WE NEED TO ENCOURAGE THESE OPERATIONS.)) [RUNS:15]
[OUT Q=encourage these operations.]


After the public hearing, the Planning Commission voted 6-to-2 not to recommend the livestock ordinance to the Board of Supervisors but to try to iron out the wrinkles.
The Planning Commission has 60-days to do so.
Then the re-drafted ordinance would go to the Board of Supervisors for final adoption or rejection.
Christy Hubley, News 7, Chatham.

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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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Four Roanoke City schools will be the test sites for the system's latest addition to its drug policy.
William Fleming and Patrick Henry high schools, The Governor's School and the Noel C. Taylor Learning Academy are pilot areas for drug dogs.
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The dogs can detect up to five different narcotics-- marijuana, methamphetamines, heroin, hash and cocaine.
Passive trained canines will sniff around objects and people during a search.
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((ANNIE HARMON/ROANOKE CITY SCHOOLS; IF YOU'RE A STUDENT AND THEY SNIFF AROUND YOU AND THEY SIT, THEN WE WOULD, TO AVOID A FALSE POSITIVE SNIFF, WE WOULD TAKE THAT DOG OUT OF THE ROOM. WE WOULD BRING IN ANOTHER DOG TEAM AND WE WOULD HAVE THEM SEARCH THE SAME AREA. AND IF THAT PARTICULAR DOG MADE A FIND ON THE SAME OBJECT OR PERSON, THEN WE WOULD HAVE REASONABLE SUSPICION TO ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THERE MAY BE SOMETHING ON THAT PERSON.))
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The dogs are being used to deter the use and possession of drugs on school campuses.
The school system is still looking into all aspects of protecting the rights of students.
The canines begin walking the halls this spring.

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[On Record]
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[Double Boxes=KMC & SPA]
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The man accused of shooting and killing his son during a standoff with Salem police was released from the hospital yesterday -- and he headed straight for court.
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[VO-NAT]
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38-year old Kelvin Vaughn is charged with attempted capital murder of a police officer.
Police say Vaughn fired shots at officers who responded to a domestic dispute at his ex-girlfriend's apartment.
Flying shrapnel injured Officer Marge Dillon.
Officer Blake Critz then shot Vaughn twice in the stomach.
Judge Vincent Lilley appointed a Salem lawyer to defend Vaughn and scheduled a court hearing for April 14th.
Police say they also intend to charge Vaughn with killing his three-year-old son as soon as they collect more evidence.
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[buchanan]


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Death row inmate Douglas Buchanan... who was scheduled to die tonight... has won a temporary reprieve.
But lawyers for the state have asked the Fourth U-S Circuit Court of Appeals to allow the execution to proceed.
An attorney for the 29-year-old Buchanan filed a lawsuit last week challenging the authority of Governor Gilmore to review Buchanan's clemency request since Gilmore was the attorney general who fought Buchanan's appeals.
Buchanan is sentenced to die for the shooting and stabbing deaths of four family members in Amherst County a decade ago.

[2-E-XGR]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#98-10]
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It's finally over.
After a grueling session... legislators have finished session 98.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


Last night at the State Capitol, the General Assembly adopted a new two year budget -- but left the heavy lifting on the car tax and school construction to a special session the Governor must call in the next few weeks.
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((DEL. EARL DICKINSON/D-LOUISA: LET'S NOT OVERLOOK THE MAIN THING: THIS BUDGET DOES NOT CONTAIN MONEY FOR TAX RELIEF AND 110- MILLION FOR TAX RELIEF, BUT THE FRAMEWORK IS THERE TO DO WHAT WE WANT TO DO.))
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Mostly what they wanted last night was to go home-- 28 hours into the longest session on record.
Some final ceremonial business was conducted and then:
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((THE HOUSE IS ADJOURNED SINE DIE. BANG.))
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[VO-NAT]


Governor Jim Gilmore released a letter to lawmakers after their adjournment.
The letter promises the power of his office behind school construction grants if lawmakers deliver on the car tax cut in a special session he has yet to call.
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[5-Bedford-Porn]


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A former Virginia Tech employee is facing felony charges of distribution of child pornography.
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25-year old Thomas Brooks Jenkins was arrested last week after meeting with an undercover Bedford County investigator.
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.; :07]


Posing as a pedophile, the officer had been communicating with Jenkins on the Internet for several weeks.
Jenkins allegedly sent the investigator dozens of pornographic images involving children.
Police also seized a computer, diskettes and sexual paraphernalia from his home.
Jenkins was released on a 25-thousand dollar bond.
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[President-latest]


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Vice President Gore will unveil 200 ways to improve customer service at the I-R-S today.
Some of the changes include rewarding workers for good customer service instead of the number of cases they process.

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[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]


Meantime, President Clinton heads for Las Vegas today to meet with labor leaders and talk about job training. [4:03:46]
Back in Washington, Whitewater prosecutors are turning their attention back to Monica Lewinsky and her alleged affair with President Clinton.
A close friend of Lewinsky's, Catherine Davis, spent most of yesterday in front of a grand jury.
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[3-Sports]


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In sports, it was a good night on the ice for the ROanoke Express at home.
Mike Stevens has highlights.
Good Morning Mike.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[Lottery ]

Pick 3/Pick 4/Cash 5/Lotto
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[Three-Steve]


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[On Record]
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[ROLL COLD OUT OF BIRTHDAYS]
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[Steve Live]

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[Health-Check]


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On the medical front... bad news for the Clinton administration.
The president's own AIDS council says it has no-confidence in his administration's commitment to battle the disease.

Rick Jackson has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
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NEW RESEARCH IS OFFERING HOPE IN THE FIGHT AGAINST PROSTATE CANCER.
VT=VO

A STUDY OF THOUSANDS OF MEN SHOWED TAKING VITAMIN "E" PILLS SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCED THE CHANCES OF GETTING THE DISEASE. THE STUDY DONE IN FINLAND ALSO SHOWED THAT VITAMIN "E" CUT THE DEATH RATE AMONG MEN WHO GET PROSTATE CANCER.

ONCAM=RICK

TOUGH TALK FROM PRESIDENT CLINTON'S OWN AIDS COUNCIL. THE GROUP SAYS IT HAS -NO- CONFIDENCE IN THE ADMINISTRATION'S COMMITMENT TO FIGHTING THE DISEASE.
VT=VO

THE ADVISORS CHARGED THAT THE GOVERNMENT IS THREATENING PUBLIC HEALTH BY REFUSING TO SPEND FEDERAL MONEY TO PROVIDE CLEAN NEEDLES TO DRUG ADDICTS. THEY SAY THE ADMINISTRATION IS IGNORING SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE, AND PLAYING WITH POLITICS.

VT=VO

AND THERE'S NEWS OF WHAT COULD BE A SIMPLE TREATMENT FOR HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE. A STUDY SAYS IT COULD BE AS EASY AS LOSING WEIGHT AND REDUCING SALT INTAKE. THE STUDY BY TULANE UNIVERSITY SAYS PEOPLE OVER THE AGE OF 60 WITH HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE CAN REDUCE THEIR RELIANCE ON MEDICATION BY LOSING WEIGHT AND LOWERING SALT INTAKE. RESEACHERS SAY THEY FOUND A 30-PERCENT DECREASE IN THE NEED FOR MEDICATION IN PATIENTS WHO LOST ABOUT TWO POUNDS.
AND THOSE ARE TODAY'S MEDICAL HEADLINES. I'M RICK JACKSON, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))


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Freight trains are once again a familiar site and SOUND in Elliston.
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Trains began rolling through the Montgomery County community late yesterday afternoon-- less than 24 hours after a train derailed near Route 460 Monday night.
[SUPER=03-Elliston/Monday Night;]


The freight train was pulling about one hundred cars but only a dozen or so actually flipped on their sides.
The cars were carrying lumber, paper products and animal feed.
Numerous spectators watched yesterday as Norfolk Southern and contract crews cleared the debris and repaired the tracks.
Two Norfolk Southern retirees were among the crowd watching.
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((GENE WHITE/NORFOLK SOUTHERN RETIREE:THEY TRY TO GET EVERYTHING OFF THE RAIL AND GET THE LINE BACK IN SHAPE SO THEY CAN RUN THEIR TRAINS THROUGH THEN THEY'LL COME BACK LATER AND PICK THE STUFF UP. ))
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[VO-NAT]


Some of the derailed cars will be repaired-- while others will be sold as scrap.
It could be weeks before Norfolk Southern determines what caused the accident.

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In Henry County, a rally for workers' rights.
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Yesteray, members of the group "Citizens for Improved Workers' Compensation" demonstrated in Danville and Martinsville to call attention to the story of a Bassett furniture worker killed on the job.
More than two years ago (GAB-EENO EE-BEARA) Gabino Ibarra died when he fell through a warehouse floor.
Bassett was cited for safety violations and fined.
Ibarra's family back in Mexico is now seeking compensations.
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((EDLBERTO IBARRA/IBARRA'S BROTHER: HE SAYS HE WOULD LIKE THEM TO GIVE HIS FAMILY JUST SOMETHING SO THAT THEY CAN LIVE BECAUSE THEY CAN'T WORK. THEY'RE OLD AND THEY REALLY DEPENDED ON HIS BROTHER TO SUPPORT THEM. HE WAS THE ONLY MEANS OF SUPPORT THAT THEY REALLY HAD AND NOW THEY DON'T HAVE THAT.))

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[VO-NAT]


But just last week a deputy commissioner with the state's Workers' Compensation Commission dismissed the case because the family did not provide certain information for the commission.
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[4-Scores]


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In sports, the seasons come to an end for both N-C State and Wake Forest on the basketball court.
Here's a look at last night's scores.
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Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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Lawmakers wrap up the 19-98 General Assembly with a state budget for the next two years that includes 447 million dollars in car tax relief.
The budget includes 110 million dollars to fix and build schools.
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A Roanoke man is out of the hospital following last weeks standoff with Salem police and is now facing an attempted capital murder charge.
Kevin Vaughn allegedly injured a female police officer and killed his three year old son.
Police also expect to charge him with the child's murder as soon as more evidence is collected.
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And former Virginia Tech employee has been chraged with distributing child porn.
Twenty-five year old Thomas Brooks Jenkins was arrested in sting operation involving an undercover Bedford County investigator.
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Don't forget to tune in to News 7 every weekend morning [take Wknd Am Promo 9403essC ]
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From 8 to 9 Denise Allen and Andrew Freiden will have the latest news, weather and sports on News 7 Saturday Morning and News 7 Sunday Morning.
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