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[7E-Henry-Murder]


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An 8-month-old baby girl died yesterday after being stabbed, and police have charged her mother with the murder.
Police say 29-year-old Sharon Denise Alley of Figsboro killed her daughter at her parents' home on Hidden Valley Drive.
Authorities believe the child was stabbed once.
The killing was reported around one o-clock yesterday.
Alley is being held in the Henry County Jail on one million dollars bond.

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A store clerk was shot during an attempted robbery last night in Roanoke.
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Police say the female clerk was shot after 2 suspects attempted to rob a store at 1500 North Rugby Road.
The suspects escaped in an unknown vehicle.
Roanoke police are not releasing the identity of the woman who was shot in the incident, but they say she suffered a superficial wound to the chest and that her wound is NOT life-threatening.

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Firefighters are investigating what caused an early morning blaze at a Blacksburg apartment building.
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2 people were rescued from the blaze in this apartment building, adjoining the Hokie House restaurant on the 300 block of North Main Street.
Firefighters were able to contain the blaze to the second floor of the structure.
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The 2 people injured in the blaze were treated and released from Montgomery Regional Hospital.
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Dozens of people were evacuated when fire broke out at a Smith Mountain Lake shopping center.
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It happened around three-thirty in the afternoon.
Fire fighters from Bedford County and Franklin County responded to Bridge Water Plaza.
The fire was contained to the roof and attic of one part of the building.
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((FIRE CHIEF; WE EVACUATED THE WHOLE BUILDING, AT THIS TIME WE DON'T KNOW HOW MANY PEOPLE WERE IN THE BUILDING, WE EVACUATED ALL, BUT NO INJURIES, DAMAGE WAS MINIMAL.))
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Firefighters don't know how the fire started.
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[7E-Sunrise-Service]


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Rising costs could spoil one Easter morning tradition.
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Sunrise Easter Services have been held there for 52 years.
But, Natural Bridge Incorporated of Virginia, which puts on the event, was concerned it could no longer afford to continue the services.
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((DAVE PARKER/NATURAL BRIDGE INC. OF VA: I CAN'T SPEAK TO THE COSTS THAT WERE BACK IN THE 50'S, 60'S AND EVEN 70'S. BUT, WE'VE SEEN A GRADUAL INCREASE. AND, NATURAL BRIDGE OBVIOUSLY HAS BEEN VERY CONCERNED BECAUSE WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT ENDING A 52-YEAR TRADITION AND A SERVICE THAT PEOPLE LOOK FORWARD TO IT REALLY CONCERNS US.))
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Parker said recent costs have neared 10 thousand dollars.
He said they've already gotten an offer from a local company to print the programs for free.
To further off-set costs and continue Easter services, Natural Bridge Incorporated may soon begin accepting donations.
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Turning now to your Monday forecast...
Skies will remain cloudy, with a chance of light rain sticking around. Highs will be in the mid-60's.
Tonight, look for lingering clouds and drizzle. Lows will drop into the low-50's.
Looking ahead to the extended forecast...

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[45E-Henry-Murder]


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A mother is being held in the Henry County jail this morning on a one million dollars bond for allegedly killing her baby daugther.
The eight month old was stabbed to death yesterday afternoon at her grandparents home on Hidden Valley Drive.
The child's mother, 29-year-old Sharon Denise Alley has been charged with murder.
Authorities say the child was stabbed once.

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The search is underway this morning for two suspects who shot a store clerk during an attempted robbery.
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It happened at about 10:30 last night at a store on Rugby Road.
A female clerk in her 30's was shot with a pistol, but police say her wound was superficial.
The 2 suspects escaped in an unknown vehicle.
Descriptions of the suspects are NOT available at this time.
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Blacksburg Firefighters were up early this morning battling a blaze at an apartment building.
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Two people were rescued from the fire in this building, adjoining the Hokie House restaurant on the 300 block of North Main Street.
Firefighters were able to contain the blaze to the second floor of the structure.
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The injured were treated and released from Montgomery Regional Hospital.
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[45E-Gilmore-Tobacco]


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A common ground between Democrats and labor leaders and Governor Gilmore.
The Governor is welcoming them to Virginia.
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Last week they announced an all-out effort to save tobacco manufacturing jobs in Virginia.
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((WE ARE CALLING ON THIS COMMUNITY TO JOIN WITH THE WORKERS. AND THAT COMMUNITY INCLUDES THE POLITICAL PART OF OUR SOCIETY. THE CITY COUNCIL. THE BOARDS OF SUPERVISORS. THE GOVERNOR OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA.))
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((GOV. JIM GILMORE: I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT TO NOT TRY TO POLITICALLY GRANDSTAND ON THIS. I THINK THAT THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY HAS BEEN VERY FAR BEHIND IN THIS. THEY HAVE ALWAYS CONSISTENTLY TAKEN A POSITION THAT HAS BEEN ALL THAT FAVORABLE TO VIRGINIA'S WORKERS. WE HAVE CONSISTENTLY SUPPORTED VIRGINIA'S WORKERS AND ARE GONNA CONTINUE TO DO THAT. THIS IS NOT THE TIME TO MAKE THIS A POLITICAL ISSUE.))
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Philip Morris union members in the Richmond area have high praise for Democratic Senator Chuck Robb, for his efforts to protect Virginia jobs in the tobacco fight.

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The budget isn't quite complete for the city of Roanoke.
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Mayor David Bowers said almost all the budget-related items have been approved.
One exception though, is retirement benefits programs for city workers.

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Today Bowers plans to ask city council to wait a while before approving that item.
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((DAVID BOWERS/ROANOKE MAYOR; MY FIRST OBLIGATION IS TO THE CITZENS OF ROANOKE AND THE CITIZENS OF ROANOKE ARE GOING TO HAVE A BALANCED BUDGET. SO I'M GOING TO BE ASKING COUNCIL TO CONTINUE SOME OF THE MATTERS. NOT ALL OF THE MATTERS FOR EMPLOYEE BENEFITS OR EMPLOYEE RETIREMENT BENEFITS, BUT SOME OF THOSE MATTERS UNTIL SEPTEMBER.))
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Bowers says, IF the money is there in September, retired employees SHOULD be getting their benefits.

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Checking the Monday forecast now--
Staying cloudy, with a chance of more light rain.
Highs in the mid 60s.
Lingering clouds and drizzle overnight, with lows in the lower 50s.
The extended forecast stays cloudy through tomorrow, then the sunshine returns for Wednesday...
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[8E-Henry-Murder]


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Police have charged a woman in the stabbing death of her eight-month-old baby daughter.
Authorities say 29-year-old Sharon Denise Alley of Figsboro killed her daughter at her parents' home on Hidden Valley Drive.
Authorities believe the child was stabbed once.
The killing was reported at about one o-clock yesterday.
Alley is being held in the Henry County Jail on one million dollars bond.

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A failed robbery attempt resulted in the shooting of a Roanoke store clerk last night.
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Police say the female clerk was shot after 2 suspects attempted to rob a store on North Rugby Road.
The suspects escaped in an unknown vehicle.
Roanoke police are not releasing the identity of the woman who was shot, but they say she suffered a superficial wound to the chest that is NOT life-threatening.

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Yesterday's fire at a Smith Mountain Lake shopping center forced the evacuation of DOZENS of patrons.
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It happened at three-thirty.
Fire fighters from Bedford County and Franklin County responded to Bridge Water Plaza.
The fire was contained to the roof and attic of one part of the building.
No one was injured.
Firefighters are still trying to figure out how the fire started.
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A Wythe county man was killed in a car accident early yesterday morning.
The accident happened along the southbound lanes of Interstate 81 just after midnight.
State Police say 23 year old Christopher Lee Hendricks of Dublin lost control of his car and smashed into a tree.
He died at the scene.

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Natural Bridge was the setting for a Civil War re- enactment this weekend.
And as David Johnson tells us, these actors also have a little "Hollywood" under their belts.
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((The men of the fifth New York Volunteer Infantry- the Duryee Zouaves- and the first North Carolina Battery A, spend 18 weekends a year reliving the Civil War.
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((ED STEWART/DURYEE ZOUAVES; WE'VE GOT FOLKS THAT ARE INTERESTED IN HISTORY. WE'VE GOT FOLKS THAT INTERESTED IN THE UNIFORMS. SOME ARE DESCENDANTS AND DO THIS AS A WAY TO HONOR THEIR DESCENDANT'S MEMORY.)) [RUNS 11]
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Made up mostly of civil war historians, some in the group have served as consultants and played roles in such movies as "Glory", "Sommersby" and most recently "The Day Lincoln was Shot". Their reenactments are a living history of life in 1863, complete from authentic uniforms to demonstrations of military drills.
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((STEWART; AND THE PUBLIC CAN LEARN SO MUCH MORE FROM SOMETHING LIKE THIS THAN THEY CAN BY READING IT IN A BOOK OR TAKING A CLASS ON IT OR WATCHING A TV PROGRAM.)) [RUNS 11]
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[STAND-UP/13:21:50] ((DAVID JOHNSON/REPORTING; MEMBERS REENACTING THE ZOUAVES ARE SO WELL VERSED IN THEIR CIVIL WAR LIVING HISTORY ENCAMPMENT, THEY'VE BEEN ASKED TO GO TO FRANCE, WHERE THE REGIMEN ORIGINATED.)) [RUNS 08]
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((STEWART; WE'LL BE DOING A NUMBER OF DEMONSTRATIONS FOR SOME OF THE LOCAL PEOPLE. PARTICIPATING IN SOME OF THE FOLK LORE EVENTS THAT THEY'RE GOING TO HAVE FOR THAT WEEKEND. DOING A LITTLE SINGING ON SATURDAY NIGHT. WE'LL BE MARCHING IN A PARADE. AND THEN THE FRENCH ARE GOING TO TAKE US ON TOURS OF SOME OF THE WORLD WAR ONE BATTLE FIELDS.)) [RUNS 17]
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The group will also be asked to return to Natural Bridge in the fall. David Johnson, News 7, Natural Bridge.))

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Taking a break from the news to look at the Monday forecast--
Cloudy today, with a chance of light rain and drizzle.
Highs in the mid 60s.
Lows tonight in the lower 50s.
Meantime, the extended forecast improves toward the middle of the week---
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