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[7E-Rudd]


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The ex-girlfriend of a former attorney was not injured when two shots were fired through a window at her home on Yellow Mountain Road.
Jeff Rudd has been charged with the attempted murder of Melanie Elmir.
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Rudd surrendered his law license two years ago, rather than endure an investigation by the State Bar Disciplinary Board.
He'd been in private practice for about five years -having served as the Regional Drug Prosecutor before that.
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Rudd was released on 75-thousand dollars bond.
He's scheduled for arraignment Friday.

[7E-Whitehead]


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A former Pittsylvania County prosecutor was sentenced yesterday for pistol whipping a 15-year old boy last year.
Joseph Motley Whitehead was sentenced to six months in prison and will pay 35-hundred dollars in fines.
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Whitehead is no stranger to the inside of a prison.
In the late 70's, he spent 16-months in jail for bribery and protecting a prostitution ring.
Those crimes occurred during Whitehead's term as Pittsylvania County's prosecutor from 1964 to 1975.
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[7E-Rainbow-Murder]


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The West Virginia Supreme Court denied the latest appeal of a man convicted of killing two hitchhikers almost two decades ago.
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Jacob Beard claimed prosecutors violated an immunity agreement when they prosecuted him for the murders of Vickie Durian and Nancy Santomero.
The two women were hitchhiking to a Rainbow Family Gathering when they were murdered in Greenbrier County in 1980.
Yesterday, the West Virginia Supreme Court declined to reverse the conviction.
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Beard is also seeking a new trial based on the statements of Joseph Paul Franklin, a serial killer who has confessed to the Rainbow Family murders.
A judge will rule on that motion later.

[7E-Evans]


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A conviction yesterday in the shooting of a Danville religious bookstore owner.
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Joseph Evans was convicted of malicious wounding, robbery, and two firearms charges.
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The shooting happened January 5th at the Religious Book Center on Market Street.
Evans robbed Fred Bevill and shot him twice in the chest.
Bevill made a full recovery and was able to identify his shooter.
Evans will have to wait to be sentenced.
He must first be tried for his part in the robbery and murder of a North Carolina woman.
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[7E-L'burg-Body]


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Now that the identity of a man found murdered in a burning car is known, Lynchburg police have started looking for his killer.
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21-year old Peter Spyropoulas (speer-OP-o-lis) of Arlington, Massachusetts was shot in the head and his rental car torched early Sunday morning.
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Police say Spyropoulas drove overnight from Boston to Lynchburg.. they just aren't sure why.
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((INVEST. DANNY VIAR/LYNCHBURG POLICE: NO FAMILY THAT WE KNOW OF, NO FRIENDS THAT WE KNOW OF IN THIS AREA. WE'RE STILL TALKING TO PEOPLE, WE EVEN TALKED TO PEOPLE IN HIS HOMETOWN TRYING TO FIND OUT WHAT THEY KNOW OF WHO HE WAS SUPPOSED TO BE MEETING WITH AND WHAT HAVE YOU DOWN HERE.))
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Anyone who may have seen (Speer-OP-olis) Spyropoulas or the car he was driving.. a green 1998 Chevy Malibu with Massachusetts tags, is asked to call the toll-free Crimestoppers number you see on your screen.
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Taking a look at your Thursday forecast..
Clouds roll in today, bringing a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs will be in the mid- to upper-80's.
The rain sticks around tonight, with lows dropping to about 70 degrees.
The extended forecast..
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Roanoke police say a man was shot and killed inside of his Northwest home early this morning.
35-year-old Melvin Andrew Lee was reportedly shot in the bedroom of his home on Kellog Avenue.
Authorities say 3 men wearing ski masks forced their way inside.
Police say the suspects demanded money and took control of Lee and other occupants of the 900 block residence.
Lee was taken outside and returned to his bedroom before he was murdered.
Police continue to search for the suspects, who fled on foot.

[45E-TB-Worker]


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Health officials are answering questions about a tuberculosis scare at the Salem Fair.
Officials say an
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employee DID have the disease but he NEVER worked at the fair because he was too ill. He was only on the payroll. The health department did a screening of 200 people who traveled with him. Three of those people tested positive for the infection but weren't considered a high risk to the public. Still officials note T-B is on the rise.
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((MOLLY RUTLEDGE/ROANOKE CITY HEALTH DEPT.: JUST LIKE EVERYWHERE ELSE IN THE WORLD WE ARE SEEING AN INCREASE IN TUBERCULOSIS AND PEOPLE NEED TO BE AWARE THAT IT IS A DISEASE THAT'S STILL HERE ALTHOUGH WE WERE HOPING TO ERADICATE IT BACK IN THE EIGHTIES.))
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The disease can only be contracted by sharing a signifcant amount of air with an infected person. Common symptoms to look for are night sweats, weight loss and coughing.

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In Pulaski, some serious police training is underway for SWAT team members.
David Johnson reports.
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[RUNS05] It's not your typical classroom, but then again it's NOT geared toward typical situations. This is part of an advanced tactical training course to sharpen the abilities of SWAT teams from both Fort Lee military units and Petersburg's police department.
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((CMDR. ERVIN BARR/PULASKI POLICE DEPARTMENT; OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS, WE'RE GOING TO BE PRACTICING VARIOUS SCENARIOS. HOSTAGE RESCUE SCENARIOS, OFFICER RESCUE SCENARIOS. BOTH MOUNTED AND DISMOUNTED, MEANING THE USE OF POLICE VEHICLES IN OPERATIONS.)) [RUNS17]
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((DAVID JOHNSON/REPORTING; THE IDEA BEHIND THIS BASIC SWAT SCHOOL IS AN EXCHANGE OF INFORMATION. ABOUT TEACHING AND BEING TAUGHT THE GUIDELINES TO TACTICAL RESPONSE.)) [RUNS11]
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Swat teams and T-R-T's respond to most armed conflict situations, including drug raids, high risk warrant services and hostage situtations. The plan is to have participating units return home with a keener sense of how to do that. Pulaski's police department was asked to host the school when a member of its tactical response team displayed impressive skills during a sniper training exercise at Fort Lee. David Johnson, News 7, Pulaski.))

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Changing our focus now to weather--
Cloudy today, with a chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Highs in the upper 80s.
Staying cloudy overnight, with lingering showers.
Lows around 70.
The extended forecast call for a chance of more showers tomorrow, otherwise partly cloudy for the weekend....
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An early morning shooting has left a Northwest Roanoke man dead.
Police say 35-year-old Melvin Andrew Lee of Kellogg Avenue was reportedly shot in his bedroom after 3 men wearing ski masks forced their way into his home.
Police say the suspects demanded money and took control of Lee and other occupants of the 900 block residence.
Lee was taken outside and returned to his bedroom before he was murdered.
Police continue to search for the suspects, who fled on foot.

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Lynchburg police are on a manhunt for whomever is responsible for killing a man found last weekend in a burning car.
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21-year old Peter Spyropoulas (speer-OP-o-lis) of Arlington, Massachusetts was shot in the head and his rental car torched early Sunday morning.
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Police say Spyropoulas drove overnight from Boston to Lynchburg.. they just aren't sure why.
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((INVEST. DANNY VIAR/LYNCHBURG POLICE: NO FAMILY THAT WE KNOW OF, NO FRIENDS THAT WE KNOW OF IN THIS AREA. WE'RE STILL TALKING TO PEOPLE, WE EVEN TALKED TO PEOPLE IN HIS HOMETOWN TRYING TO FIND OUT WHAT THEY KNOW OF WHO HE WAS SUPPOSED TO BE MEETING WITH AND WHAT HAVE YOU DOWN HERE.))
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Anyone who may have seen (Speer-OP-olis) Spyropoulas or the car he was driving.. a green 1998 Chevy Malibu with Massachusetts tags, is asked to call the toll-free Crimestoppers number you see on your screen.
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[8E-Rudd]


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A former prosecutor now finds himself on the OTHER side of the law--
Jeff Rudd is charged with attempted murder after allegedly firing two shots into the home of his ex- girlfriend.

Melanie Elmir was NOT injured.
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Rudd surrendered his law license two years ago, rather than endure an investigation by the State Bar Disciplinary Board.
He'd been in private practice for about five years -having served as the Regional Drug Prosecutor before that.
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Rudd was released on 75-thousand dollars bond.
He's scheduled for arraignment Friday.

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A PRACTICE battleground is heating up in Virginia.
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((CAPT. JOHN EPPERLY/VIRGINIA ARMY NATIONAL GUARD: I HAVE SEVERAL NEW SOLDIERS THAT ARE JUST OUT OF BASIC TRAINING. SO THIS IS REALLY THE FIRST TIME THAT MANY OF THEM HAVE MANEUVERED AS A FULL SQUAD WITHIN THE FRAMEWORK OF PLATOON OPERATIONS.))09
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Some three thousand Army National Guard reservists from the 29th Infantry Division are swarming the woods of Fort Pickett for their annual training.
This year's training is overshadowed by budget cuts to the Guard-- which means an artillery battery from the Danville area has limited live ammo with which to practice.
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((MAJ. GEN. CARROLL CHILDERS/29TH INFANTRY DIVISION COMMANDER: WE'RE TRYING TO GET VISIBILITY HERE BECAUSE THE RESOURCE CONSTRAINT ON THE NATIONAL GUARD. AND PARTICULARLY ON THE NATIONAL GUARD DIVISIONS. WE'VE GOT THE CHIEF OF STAFF OF THE ARMY, FOUR STAR GENERAL REIMER, COMING DOWN TODAY. AND WE'RE GOING TO SHOW HIM THAT THE GUARD CAN CONDUCT A COMPLEX OPERATION LIKE THIS. AND IF WE HAD MORE RESOURCES WE COULD BE EVEN BETTER.))
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The invasion of the fictitious Carribbean island of Marcala (mar-KAL-uh) continues for the next several days.
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Time now to check the Thursday forecast--
Cloudy skies, with a good chance of showers and thunderstorms.
High today in the upper 80s.
Lingering showers and thunderstorms overnight, as lows cool to near 70.
Looking ahead, the four day forecast is calling for a chance of more showers tomorrow, with partly cloudy skies through the weekend...
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