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The case against a Henry County mother accused of stabbing her baby will go to a grand jury.
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[SUPER=03-Henry Co.;]


That was a judge's ruling yesterday at the preliminary hearing for Sharon Alley.
She's accused of stabbing her infant daughter Brooke in the heart on Mother's Day.
Alley allegedly tried to take her daughter to the hospital for help-- but her car broke down.
A volunteer firefighter testified about how he stopped to help.
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[IN Q=I asked Ms. Alley]

((MARK EANES/VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER: I ASKED MS. ALLEY WHAT WAS WRONG. SHE SAID TAKE MY BABY TO THE HOSPITAL. I ASKED HER AGAIN WHAT WAS WRONG. SHE SAID ME AND MY HUSBAND WAS ARGUING ON THE TELEPHONE AND I TURNED AROUND AND MY BABY WAS BLEEDING.))
[SUPER=01-Mark Eanes/Volunteer Firefighter;]
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[OUT Q=baby was bleeding.]
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The prosecution's star witness is Alley's nine-year old son Eric-- who could not be videotaped because he is a minor.
The boy testified his mom came out of his sister's bedroom yelling I killed her, I killed her.
Alley has pleaded NOT guilty to the murder charge.
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In Roanoke County, testimony continues today in the wrongful death civil suit against Travis Lam.
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Now 19, the pre-med student is the defendant in a 2-million dollar civil suit.
At 16, Lam struck and killed Bonnie Kitts while she and her husband were out on a walk in their own neighborhood.

Lam was drunk.
He spent about a month in juvenile detention and performed 100 hours of community service.
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((FROM AN ANGER STANDPOINT IT DOESN'T BOTHER ME. BUT FROM MY HEART'S STANDPOINT, IT'S JUST KILLING MY LIFE. IT'S NOT WHAT I'M LIKE. IT'S NOT OUR FAMILY EVER BEEN. LIKE. I'M HAVING TROUBLE GETTING IT OUT OF MY HEAD AND INTO MY HEART.))
[SUPER=01-Gary Kitts/Victim's Husband;]
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Yesterday morning jurors toured the scene where the accident occurred 2-and-a-half years ago.












[7S-Paving-Ax]


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A construction worker was killed yesterday when he was run over by a paving truck.
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It happened around three o'clock near the intersection of Old Forest and Wiggington Roads in Lynchburg.
35- year- old Anthony Clark was working for a Lawhorne Brothers paving crew when he was run over by one of his own trucks.
Clark died soon after being transported to Lynchburg General Hospital.
Police are looking into whether mechanical failure or driver error caused the accident.
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[7E-Exploding-house]


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A mother was killed and three members of her family injured when a house exploded in Loudon County yesterday.
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[SUPER=03-Loudoun Co.]


Authorities now say a leak in new underground gas pipes running to the home is to blame.
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[IN Q=We just saw]

((WE JUST SAW THE WHOLE HOUSE IN FLAMES, JUST A BIG FIREBALL THE WHOLE STRUCTURE JUST CAVED IN AND IT WAS JUST TERRIBLE.))
[SUPER=01-Jeffrey Walker/Witness;]
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[vo-nat]
Andrea Bea Jacobs died in the blast.
Her husband and two children were injured.
The family had only lived in this house for one week.
The blast also destroyed many of the surrounding houses still under construction.
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Taking a look now at your midweek forecast..
Expect more hot temperatures today, under mostly cloudy skies. There's a chance for some showers throughout the day. Temperatures will reach the low-90's.
Clouds stick around tonight as the rain moves out. Lows only dropping into the low- to mid-70's.
No relief from the heat in sight in the extended forecast, with temperatures staying in the upper-80's and low-90's. Nighttime lows in the upper-60's.
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[7BIRTHDAYS!] 7/9/98
Thursday:

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Twins!
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[SUPER=19-Melanie/Moon;][45E-Megans-Law]



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The sex offender notification law known as Megan's Law is now law in the commonwealth.
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[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


A July 12th deadline has been set for every one of Virginia's six thousand sex offenders to submit fingerprints and photos to the State Police.
The data is then available from state police computers to anyone-- one request at a time.
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((CAPT. LEWIS VASS/VIRGINIA STATE POLICE: THEY MUST LIST THE INDIVIDUAL'S NAME AND AS MUCH INFORMATION AS THEY CAN ABOUT THE INDIVIDUAL, ESPECIALLY AN ADDRESS. OR IF THEY HAVE ANY OTHER DEMOGRAPHICS, IF THEY HAPPEN TO KNOW THE DATE OF BIRTH OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT, SO THAT WE CAN GIVE THEM THE BEST POSSIBLE INFORMATION IN RETURN.))
[SUPER=01-Capt. Lewis Vass/Virginia State Police;]
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Florida and a handful of other states list convicted sexual predators on a web site.
Virginia will have one in January.
At that point, the police say zip code searches of your neighborhood will probably be possible.
It's an extra step NOT required by the federal legislation -- a law inspired by seven year old Megan Kanka-- raped and abducted by a twice convicted molester in New Jersey in 1994.
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Until the web site is up and running in January, there is a 15- dollar cost for each request.



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Some big changes in the Gilmore adminstration.
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[SUPER=03-Richmond/February;]


Governor Gilmore has given state Health Commissioner Randy Gordon 30 days' notice.
A spokesman for the Governor says he simply "wants to hire a different person" to head up the Virginia Department of Health.
Gordon was hired by former Governor George Allen.
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The Gilmore administration pushed UNsuccessfully this year for legislation that would have changed the health commissioner's job requirements.
The commissioner currently has to be a medical doctor.
The administration had tried to drop that requirement.
In other Gilmore administration news, the long-troubled Department of Environmental Quality has once again undergone reorganization.
A re-structuring two years ago drew criticism from the Joint Legislative Audit Review Commission.

[45E-Eye-Center]


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A group of Roanoke eye surgeons continues its effort to open an eye surgery center that's independent of Carilion.


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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape;]


The doctors, who form the Vistar Eye Center, now perform all of their surgeries at Carilion Community Hospital in Roanoke and Lewis Gale Hospital in Salem.
The doctors say surgeries there cost too much and sometimes patients have to wait too long. [meeting video from 98-37 at 20:49]
The doctors won overwhelming approval for their proposed center from a local board of health directors.
But yesterday the state crushed the doctors' optimism.
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((DR. JOHN WOOD/VISTAR EYE CENTER: OPTIMISTIC AND BUOYED, AND ENTHUSIASTIC BECAUSE WE HAD SUCH OVERWHELMING SUPPORT FROM THE BOARD, WHICH IS SUPPOSED TO REPRESENT THE PUBLIC. I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE A NATURAL PROGRESSION TO HAVE RICHMOND AGREE WITH IT.))
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But Richmond agreed with Carilion, which said it would lose three-million dollars a year if the eye center opened.
Carilion said that lost revenue would hurt its service in all areas of the hospital, including the emergency room.
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Turning to the mid- week outlook--
Mostly cloudy and rather hot today, with a good chance of showers.
Highs near 90.
Partly cloudy tonight, with light winds.
Lows staying warm, in the lower 70s.
The four day forecast includes lots of sunshine through the weekend...
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A grand jury will decide the fate of a Henry county woman accused of fatally stabbing her baby.
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[SUPER=03-Henry Co.;]


That was a judge's ruling yesterday at the preliminary hearing for Sharon Alley.
She's accused of stabbing her infant daughter Brooke in the heart on Mother's Day.
Alley allegedly tried to take her daughter to the hospital for help-- but her car broke down.
A volunteer firefighter testified about how he stopped to help.
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[IN Q=I asked Ms. Alley]

((MARK EANES/VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER: I ASKED MS. ALLEY WHAT WAS WRONG. SHE SAID TAKE MY BABY TO THE HOSPITAL. I ASKED HER AGAIN WHAT WAS WRONG. SHE SAID ME AND MY HUSBAND WAS ARGUING ON THE TELEPHONE AND I TURNED AROUND AND MY BABY WAS BLEEDING.))
[SUPER=01-Mark Eanes/Volunteer Firefighter;]
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The prosecution's star witness is Alley's nine-year old son Eric-- who could not be videotaped because he is a minor.
The boy testified his mom came out of his sister's bedroom yelling I killed her, I killed her.
Alley has pleaded not guilty to the murder charge.
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Jurors returned to the scene of a fatal drunk driving accident that killed a teacher over two years ago in Roanoke county.
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They toured the Woodbridge subdivision yesterday morning...where the accident happened two and a half years ago.
The media were excluded from the "view" of the scene.
It was where Bonnie Kitts was thrown 100 feet by a car driven by Travis Lam.
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[IN Q=When you loose]

((WHEN YOU LOOSE YOUR BEST FRIEND AND YOUR WIFE, IT'S TOUGH TO GET OVER IT. IT'S BEEN A STRUGGLE.))
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((THE NIGHT AFTER MY MOM DIED HE WAS HYSTERICAL. AND REALLY FOR THE ENTIRE YEAR AFTER THAT. I MEAN I WAS 20 YEARS OLD AND I HAD NEVER SEEN MY FATHER CRY. NOW IT JUST HAPPENS SO OFTEN.))
[SUPER=01-Gary Kitts/Victim's Husband;:00]
[SUPER=01-Jimmy Kitts/Victim's Son;:12]
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[OUT Q=so often.]
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Lam is now 19, the defendant in the 2-million dollar damage claim brought by the Kitts family.
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A paving truck ran over and killed a construction worker yesterday.
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It happened around three o'clock near the intersection of Old Forest and Wiggington Roads in Lynchburg.
35- year- old Anthony Clark was working for a Lawhorne Brothers paving crew when he was run over by one of his own trucks.
Clark died soon after being transported to Lynchburg General Hospital.
Police are looking into whether mechanical failure or driver error caused the accident.
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95- years- old and STILL burning rubber--
Harley Davidson's anniversary is being honored at the transportation museum.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Several vintage Harleys are on display, along with memorabilia such as Harley Davidson coffee and even a special edition Christmas card set.
This classic 19-46 Harley, similar to World War Two models of previous years, has been restored almost entirely from original parts.
Even museum officials agree, Hogs are more than just transportation.
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The Hogs and associated items will be on display at the Transportation Museum through July. Regular admission applies.
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Checking your Wednesday forecast now--
Skies will stay mostly cloudy, with a good chance of showers.
Highs around 90.
Partly cloudy tonight, with lows in the low to mid 70s.
Looking ahead to the next four days-- expect partly to mostly sunny skies with highs in the upper 80s.
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