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An eight- year old Danville boy was stabbed by his mother last night.
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Police say it happened at the Cedarwood apartments on Ferry Road.
Eight-year old Justin Wilson was stabbed several times in the chest, arms and hands.
He underwent emergency surgery last night and is now in stable condition.
The boy's mother, 31-year old Pamela Wilson (oh-May-men?) Omeman, is charged with malicious wounding and is in police custody this morning.
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[7E-Body-Found]


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The body of a 32-year old Henry County woman was found yesterday in the Fairy Stone section of Patrick County.
Police say Kathy Jones (Guy-zler) Guisler was probably murdered at the site.
The cause of death has not been determined, but officials say her throat may have been cut.
An autopsy is scheduled for later today in Roanoke.



[7S-Beheading-Bill]


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The man who helped make serial murder a capital punishment in the state of Virginia is now lobbying to make murder and beheading a capital offense.
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In Grayson County, two men were convicted of killing Garnett "G.P." Johnson, then burning and beheading his body.
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Lynchburg state senator Steve Newman wants to add dismemberment to the list of twelve other capital offenses.
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((SEN. STEVE NEWMAN/R- LYNCHBURG: WE'VE HAD VERY FEW APPEALS THAT WERE SUCCESSFUL BECAUSE WE'VE BEEN CAREFUL. BUT WHEN YOU HAVE AN INDIVIDUAL WHO GRUESOMELY BEHEADS SOMEONE, KILLS THEM, LIKE WHAT HAPPENED IN GRAYSON COUNTY, IF ANYTHING DESERVES THE DEATH PENALTY, THAT DOES.))
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The two men who killed Garnett Johnson COULD have received the death penalty.. instead both were given life sentences.
Two years ago, Senator Newman helped craft a bill that made serial killing a death penalty crime in Virginia.

[7E-Hunting-Lesson]


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A Franklin County man could be charged in connection with the shooting death of his brother during the first day of hunting season.
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17-year old Raymond Hall walked into a clearing just before he was shot. Officials say the high school senior could be alive today, if basic hunting guidelines had been followed.
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((LT. KARL MARTIN/GAME WARDEN; MOST OF THE HUNTERS THAT HAVE COMPLETED HUNTER EDUCATION CLASSES ARE NOT INVOLVED IN HUNTING ACCIDENTS. IN FACT, ONLY ONE-TENTH OF ONE PERCENT OF THE HUNTERS IN THE COUNTRY ARE EVER INVOLVED IN AN ACCIDENT. SO THERE ARE FAR MORE GUN ACCIDENTS THAT OCCUR IN THE HOME THAN THERE ARE THAT OCCUR IN THE FIELD BY EXPERIENCED HUNTERS.))
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Prosecutors will announce at the end of the week whether they will charge the victim's brother- Verlon Hall- in the shooting.

[7E-ACCIDENT]


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If you were trying to get to the Shania Twain concert last night, you probably noticed a big delay on Route 5-81.
A three car accident near the Tenth Street bridge at about 7
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sent three people to the hospital and backed up traffic for miles.
State police say traffic had come to a stand still when the driver of one car rammed the vehicle in front of it, pushing it into another car.
None of the injuries appears to be life threatening.
State police say traffic was heavier than usual because of the Civic Center concert.
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Taking a look now at your midweek forecast..
Cooler temperatures move in as sunny conditions continue.
Look for highs to range from the upper-50s to the low-60s.
Clouds move in tonight, with temperatures dropping into the lower-30s.
The extended forecast...
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[7BIRTHDAYS!] 11/19/98
Thursday:

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[SUPER=130-8/Megan Bare/Rockbridge Baths]



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Anniversary:
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Anniversary:
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[SUPER=130-16/Jessica Miller/Dublin]



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No Pictures:

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Anniversary:
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[SUPER=19-Melanie/Moon;][45Tobacco-Suit]



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Virginia's proposed acceptance of the 206 billion dollar federal tobacco deal will be taken up in Lynchburg federal court tomorrow.
An attorney for the estate of a lung cancer victim filed a motion yesterday to prevent the state from joining the national settlement.
James Feinman says the settlement would interfere with health claims brought by his client and other Virginians.
A spokesman for the attorney general's office says the settlement only deals with state claims, not individual claims, and should not affect Feinman's suit.

[45E-Gilmore-Budget]


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On the heels of his second tax cut since becoming Governor, Time Magazine is touting Jim Gilmore as a candidate for chairmanship of the NATIONAL Republican party.
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Yesterday, Gilmore and Republican lawmakers unveiled their version of a two-cent cut on the tax you pay at the grocery store.
Shawsville Democrat Madison Marye put the food tax cut on the radar screen last year.
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((DEL. MORGAN GRIFFITH/R-SALEM: I THINK LAST YEAR IT WAS PROPOSED SOME BY WELL MEANING INDIVIDUALS AND SOME BY THOSE WHO WANTED TO DERAIL THE CAR TAX. WE NOW SEE THAT WE CAN DO BOTH.))
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((GOV. JIM GILMORE: ANYBODY CAN COME FORWARD AND JUST SAY THAT THEY WANT TO PUT FORWARD AN IDEA. BUT THE CHALLENGE OF STATESMANSHIP AND GOVERNANCE IS TO ACTUALLY PUT FORWARD A RESPONSIBLE IDEA THAT CAN BE PUT INTO PLACE.))
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((DEL. CREIGH DEEDS/D-BATH CO.: BUT THE IDEAS ARE GOOD. I APPLAUD THE GOVERNOR FOR TAKING THESE ISSUES ON. THE DEVIL WILL BE IN THE DETAILS.))
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Also in the budget proposal, more money for local law enforcement, and a plan to ensure that all lottery profits go to education.
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[45E-Kroger]


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Franklin County supervisors have given their approval for construction of a new shopping plaza.
But the deal could sour if the county and Rocky Mount can't agree on sewer service.
Tina Tenret reports.
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(( Picture a sprawling 20-acre shopping center here, complete with a super Kroger, movie theater and restaurants.
Plugging 300 jobs into Franklin County.
Franklin County supervisors rezoned the land for business -- with no public opposition.
Only hitch is, this strip of Route 40 East of Rocky Mount has no sewer service.
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((BILL WALKER/DEVELOPER: BASICALLY THE BOTTOM LINE IS NO SEWER, NO PROJECT. WE'VE GOT TO HAVE THE SEWER FOR THE END USERS TO COME.)) [RUNS:07]
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The town of Rocky Mount supplies all utilities.
But this land's in the county so the town can name its price.
Wendy's bought some land here but was charged 125-thousand-dollars for sewer service.
Their plot's still empty.
And Rocky Mount's Kroger would close if the new one opens.
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((KEITH HOLLAND/TOWN MANAGER: THE TOWN LOSES EVERYTHING. WE LOSE OUR BUSINESS LICENSE, WE LOSE OUR MEALS TAX. WE LOSE ALL FORMS OF REVENUE IN EXCHANGE FOR ONLY GAINING A SEWER CUSTOMER. ... IF THE TOWN DECIDED TO EXTEND SEWER LINES DOWN 40 EAST, ALL WE'D REALLY GAIN IS A WATER OR SEWER CUSTOMER.)) [RUNS:22]
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((TINA TENRET/NEWS7: THE TOWN AND THE COUNTY SAY THEY ARE NEGOTIATING OVER SEWER SERVICE ON ROUTE 40 EAST. BUT THEY WILL NOT SAY WHETHER THEY PLAN TO SETTLE IN TIME TO MILK KROGER'S PROFITS. TINA TENRET NEWS7 FRANKLIN COUNTY.)) [RUNS:14]
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Taking a break from the news to check weather--
Turning sunny today, with cooler high temperatures around 60.
Clouds will slowly build overnight, as lows fall into the low and mid 30s.
The four day outlook calls for an increase in clouds tomorrow, with showers likely on Friday.
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[SUPER=19-Melanie/Moon;][8Stabbing]



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A Danville woman repeatedly stabbed her eight- year- old son last night.
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Police say it happened at the Cedarwood apartments on Ferry Road.
Eight-year old Justin Wilson was stabbed several times in the chest, arms and hands.
He underwent surgery last night and is now in stable condition.
The boy's mother, 31-year old Pamela Wilson (oh-May-men?) Omeman, is charged with malicious wounding and is in police custody this morning.
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[8E-Body-Found]


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Authorities are investigating the suspicious death of a Henry County woman, found yesterday in the Fairy Stone section of Patrick County.
Police say 32-year- old Kathy Jones (Guy-zler) Guisler was probably murdered at the site.
The cause of death has not been determined, but officials say her throat appeared to have been cut.
An autopsy is scheduled for later today in Roanoke.



[8Ferrum-Ax]


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Four college students were injured in a car accident late last night in Ferrum.
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It happened at the intersection of routes 602 and 40 when one student's car slid through the intersection and snapped a utility pole in half.
One of the students was flown to Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
The other three were taken to Franklin Memorial.
Their conditions are not being released.
State police say speed may have been a factor in the accident and charges are pending.
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[8E-Henry-PSA]


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In a landmark lawsuit, the Environmental Protection Agency has filed CRIMINAL charges against a state municipal agency that's supposed to treat waste water.
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[SUPER=03-Henry Co.]


The HENRY County Public Service Authority is prepared to admit dumping illegal levels of waste water into the Smith River.
The P-S-A will plead guilty along with two former managers.
It'll cost the P-S-A a total of one million dollars.
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((BUT OF THE $1 MILLION, 1/10TH IS A FINE. 9/1OTHS IS GOING TO PROJECTS DESIGNED TO GO BACK TO THE HENRY COUNTY AREA TO BENEFIT THE CITIZENS OF HENRY COUNTY.))
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P-S-A Manager Sid Clower said the Authority's debt will be refinanced at a lower interest rate.
So the county can pay the fine and fulfill the terms of the plea agreement without raising sewer and water rates to county residents.
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[8S-Burlington-Layoffs]


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The company is calling it a "minor adjustment", but it means DOZENS of layoffs.
60 workers are being laid off at Burlington Industry's plant in Hurt.
More than 12-hundred people work there.
Those getting laid off could be re-hired...if demand for the plant's products picks up.

[8E-shania]


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Last night, the Roanoke Civic Center auditorium was rocking to the rhythms of Shania Twain--
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((CHEERING.... ALRIGHT WELL, IF YOU GUYS KNOW THIS SONG, SING ALONG... MUSIC NAT SOUND.))
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Twain's hits have made it to the country charts AND the pop charts-
She's best known for the songs "The Woman in Me", "Whose Bed Have your Boots Been Under" and "You're Still the One".
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((STILL THE ONE....... GOODNIGHT.))
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The Canadian born singer performed to a sold out crowd- [dissolve out]
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[8WEATHER]


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Time again to look at the mid- week forecast--
Sunny and cooler today, with light winds out of the northeast.
Highs near 60.
Skies will turn cloudy late tonight, with lows in the lower 30s.
And change is ahead by Friday, when showers will be likely.
Otherwise, look for temperatures to stay mainly in the 50s for daytime highs, lows in the 30s and 40s.
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