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A full- scale manhunt continues this morning in Henry County after someone shot at a sheriff's deputy last night.
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Christy Hubley has been following the story and she joins us now.
Christy, have officials changed their tactics since daybreak?
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A murder in Franklin County over the weekend has officials searching that community.
Investigators hope an autopsy will help them find the killer of Wesley B. Smith of Roanoke. David Johnson reports.
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(( Authorities say a local resident discovered a body in this field near the corner of Franklin Street and Saw Mill Road. Hubert Quinn's home is just yards away from the site. He said he noticed several investigators in the area and went down to check it out.
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((QUINN; THEY DIDN'T GO INTO MUCH DETAIL. JUST THAT THEY THOUGHT SOMEONE HAD BEEN MURDERED OVER THERE, MAYBE HIT IN THE HEAD WITH A BASEBALL BAT. AND THEY FOUND THE BAT IN THE CREEK AND THE BODY ABOVE IT.)) [RUNS13]
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Officials say-- and these blood stains indicate, the victim suffered massive head injuries.
Authorities think the victim was from Roanoke and was in his mid-20s.
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((EWELL HUNT/FRANKLIN CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT; WE'RE JUST FOLLOWING UP ON SEVERAL LEADS RIGHT NOW BASICALLY WITH INDIVIDUALS THAT HE WAS LAST SEEN WITH AND LAST KNOWN TO BE WITH.)) [RUNS07]
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Crista Moody is one of several area residents who have become unnerved following the killing.
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((CRISTA MOODY/FERRUM STUDENT; MY HUSBAND WORKS MOST NIGHTS. THAT LEAVES ME AT HOME ALONE WITH OUR TWO CHILDREN. I USUALLY DON'T EVEN THINK ABOUT LOCKING THE DOORS OR ANYBODY STEPPING IN TO MY HOME. BUT I LOCKED THEM LAST NIGHT. I WAS KIND OF SCARED.)) [RUNS20]
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A few months ago, the town of Clifton Forge was on the verge of bankruptcy.
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Now, the city manager is considering a new business venture--selling bottled water.
The idea may bring the city as much as a million dollars a year.
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((DICK MAGNIFICO/CITY MGR.: WE HAVE A UNIQUE ENTERPRISE IN CLIFTON FORGE. WE HAVE A WATER PLANT THAT IS LOCATED IN A NATURAL FOREST AND WE HAVE IN EXCESS OF ABOUT 500 THOUSAND GALLONS OF THE MOST PURE, WONDERFUL WATER AVAILABLE EACH DAY.))
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A possible name for the product is The Alleghany Highlands Spring Pure Water.
Now officials say they'll need to contact bottlers and figure out transportation costs.
They plan to market their product to area stores.
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Taking a look now at your Monday forecast..
Morning fog will give way to partly cloudy skies this afternoon. Highs should climb into the mid-60s.
Clouds stick around overnight, along with the possibility of some rain.
Look for lows in the upper-40s.
The extended forecast...
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[45Henry-Murder]


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Morning fog is complicating the search for a man who shot at a sheriff's deputy last night in Henry County.
The manhunt began at about seven o'clock, when a deputy on patrol [take full screen map] stopped his car in the same area where James Stanley Taylor was murdered last week.
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Officials suspect the shooter is the same man who fatally shot Taylor--Clyde Howard Junior.
Officer H.D. Linkhous was NOT injured when his patrol car was hit by gunfire.
Howard is considered extremely dangerous and officials believe he is armed with two pistols and a high- powered rifle.

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Seven lawsuits have been filed against the federal government in connection with one of Virginia's worst mining accidents.
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The suits, filed by six widows of the eight miners killed and one survivor, claim federal mine inspectors overlooked safety violations at Southmountain Coal Company Mine Number Three.
The Wise County shaft exploded in December, 19-92, when a miner lit a cigarette underground.
Investigators concluded that widespread safety violations allowed methane and coal dust to build up to explosive levels.
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Each suit seeks five million dollars.

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Lynchburg's city government has made some changes to better serve its citizens.
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City leaders Friday unveiled a new organizational structure for all its branches of municipal government.
Officials say the result will be a more "consumer- friendly" City Hall.. where city employees and departments that perform well are rewarded.
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((CHARLES CHURCH/LYNCHBURG CITY MANAGER: WE HAVE AREAS, PARTICULARLY ONE COMES TO MIND, WHERE I DON'T THINK THAT WE'RE DOING OUR BEST IN TERMS OF CUSTOMER SERVICE. I THINK THIS STRATEGY WITH THE FOCUS HERE AND THE ACCOUNTABILITY WILL PUT A CLEAR RESPONSIBILITY THERE FOR GETTING A VERY DIFFERENT RESULT AND HAVING A HIGHER LEVEL OF CUSTOMER SATISFACTION.))


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Church also announced the appointment of Curtis Randolph to the position of deputy city manager.
Randolph has been with the city for 12 years, most of them as assistant city manager.
He replaces Reggie Whitley-- who will continue to serve as a paid consultant on a number of city projects.
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The fundriaising efforts of residents in Clifton Forge mean a brighter Christmas for some South Dakota Indians.
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Joanne Jumping-Elk Steele and city officials began collecting gifts and money in mid-November.
For three years Steele has been organizing the drive to help-out her native Sioux Indian tribe.
A total of 230 gifts and 110 dollars were donated this year.
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((DICK MAGNIFICO/CLIFTON FORGE CITY MGR.: WE HAD PEOPLE CALL FROM LYNCHBURG, SALEM, AND ROANOKE WHO IN MANY CASES WERE EITHER NATIVE AMERICANS OR HAD TIES TO NATIVE AMERICANS. WE ENCOURAGED PEOPLE TO GIVE LOCALLY FIRST BUT TO ALSO THINK ABOUT THOSE CHILDREN WHO MIGHT NOT BE LOCAL BUT HAVE A NEED.))
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Jumping Elk-Steele picked up the donations last week.
She's now on her way to the Lakota-Sioux reservation in South Dakota where she will distribute them.
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Turning our attention now to the forecast--
Patchy morning fog, with skies turning partly cloudy later today.
Expect unseasonably mild highs in the low to mid 60s.
Cloudy, with showers tonight.
Lows in the upper 40s.
The four day forecast stays partly to mostly sunny through Christmas, with temperatures turning sharply colder by the holiday.
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[8Henry-Murder]


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The search continues this morning for a man who shot at a Henry County sheriff's deputy last night.
Morning fog is complicating the manhunt that began last night at about seven o'clock, when a deputy on patrol [take full screen map] stopped his car in the same area where James Stanley Taylor was murdered last week.
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Officials suspect the shooter is the same man who shot Taylor-- Clyde Howard Junior.
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Officer H.D. Linkhous was NOT injured when his patrol car was hit by gunfire.
Howard is considered extremely dangerous and officials believe he is armed with two pistols and a high- powered rifle.

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Investigators are scouring Franklin county for clues to a murder that happened there over the weekend.
An autopsy COULD help authorities find out who killed Wesley B- Smith of Roanoke.
David Johnson reports.
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[SUPER=01-Ewell Hunt/Franklin Co. Sheriff's Dept.; :40]
[SUPER=01-Crista Moody/Ferrum Student; :54]
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(( Authorities say a local resident discovered a body in this field near the corner of Franklin Street and Saw Mill Road. Hubert Quinn's home is just yards away from the site. He said he noticed several investigators in the area and went down to check it out.
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((QUINN; THEY DIDN'T GO INTO MUCH DETAIL. JUST THAT THEY THOUGHT SOMEONE HAD BEEN MURDERED OVER THERE, MAYBE HIT IN THE HEAD WITH A BASEBALL BAT. AND THEY FOUND THE BAT IN THE CREEK AND THE BODY ABOVE IT.)) [RUNS13]
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Officials say-- and these blood stains indicate, the victim suffered massive head injuries.
Authorities think the victim was from Roanoke and was in his mid-20s.
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[IN Q=WE'RE JUST]

((EWELL HUNT/FRANKLIN CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT; WE'RE JUST FOLLOWING UP ON SEVERAL LEADS RIGHT NOW BASICALLY WITH INDIVIDUALS THAT HE WAS LAST SEEN WITH AND LAST KNOWN TO BE WITH.)) [RUNS07]
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Crista Moody is one of several area residents who have become unnerved following the killing.
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((CRISTA MOODY/FERRUM STUDENT; MY HUSBAND WORKS MOST NIGHTS. THAT LEAVES ME AT HOME ALONE WITH OUR TWO CHILDREN. I USUALLY DON'T EVEN THINK ABOUT LOCKING THE DOORS OR ANYBODY STEPPING IN TO MY HOME. BUT I LOCKED THEM LAST NIGHT. I WAS KIND OF SCARED.)) [RUNS20]
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A fundraising drive in Clifton Forge will bring Christmas gifts to hundreds of families on an American Indian reservation.
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Joanne Jumping-Elk Steele and city officials began collecting gifts and money in mid-November.
For three years Steele has been organizing the drive to help-out her native Sioux Indian tribe.
A total of 230 gifts and 110 dollars were donated this year.
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[IN Q=We had people call]

((DICK MAGNIFICO/CLIFTON FORGE CITY MGR.: WE HAD PEOPLE CALL FROM LYNCHBURG, SALEM, AND ROANOKE WHO IN MANY CASES WERE EITHER NATIVE AMERICANS OR HAD TIES TO NATIVE AMERICANS. WE ENCOURAGED PEOPLE TO GIVE LOCALLY FIRST BUT TO ALSO THINK ABOUT THOSE CHILDREN WHO MIGHT NOT BE LOCAL BUT HAVE A NEED.))
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[OUT Q=but have a need.]
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Jumping Elk-Steele picked up the donations last week.
She's now on her way to the the South Dakota reservation, where she will distribute them.
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Shifting gears now to weather--
Expect some patchy dense fog this morning, with skies turning partly cloudy later on.
Temperatures will warm up nicely by afternoon, into the mid 60s.
Cloudy tonight, with showers developing.
Lows in the upper 40s.
In the extended forecast, look for partly sunny and much cooler weather starting tomorrow....
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