[7Henry-Murder]

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A suspected murderer is captured in Henry County.
Michael Anthony Ramey was wanted in connection with triple shooting at a convenience store that left one woman dead
Stacey Martin has the latest.
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((A tip helped police find 35 year old Michael Anothony Ramey last night around 9-30.
He was a passenger in this green Ford Probe, travelling along Route 220 near the bypass.
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((SHERIFF FRANK CASSELL/HENRY COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPT.: AN OFFICER APPROACHED HIM WITH A GUN IN HIS HAND AND HE STUCK HIS HANDS UP AND TOLD HIM TO LOOK IN HIS POCKET AND LOOKED IN HIS POCKET AND FOUND A 380 AUTOMATIC. )) [RUNS08]
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Officers now plan to run tests on the gun to determine if it was the one used to kill 38-year old Susan Hylton and wound 49-year old Dale Wilson Cobb and 25-year old Pamela Sue Risaliti.
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((SHERIFF FRANK CASSELL/HENRY COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPT: THIS MAN IS DANGEROUS.)) [RUNS02]
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((SHERIFF FRANK CASSELL/HENRY COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPT: WE WERE WORRYING ABOUT ANOTHER ROBBERY OR BREAK IN OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT.)) [RUNS06]
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Ramey is now being held at the Henry County jail. Charges against him include capital murder and robbery.
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((STACEY MARTIN/REPORTING:RAMEY NOW HEADS TO GENERAL DISTRICT COURT WHERE HE WILL HAVE A BOND HEARING LATER THIS MORNING. STACEY MARTIN, NEWS 7, HENRY COUNTY.)) [RUNS10]
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A Vinton woman is convicted of plotting to kill her husband, and now a jury wants her to serve ten years in prison.
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48-year-old Dorothea Martin sent her lover Thomas Gray 450-dollars in jail.
Prosecutors say that was to hire a hitman to kill her husband.
But that hitman turned out to be the sheriff, working undercover.
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((I'VE BEEN PROSECUTING 15 YEARS ... IS UNUSUAL.))
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Martin's lawyers say she is innocent and they plan to appeal.
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Former Roanoke Valley drug prosecutor Jeff Rudd strikes a deal with prosecutors in Roanoke County.
Rudd was accused of trying to kill his girlfriend last July, and had been indicted on attempted murder and firearms charges.
Yesterday, he pled no contest to one count of discharging a firearm in an occupied building. The other charges were dismissed.
Rudd will be on probation for three years, and must get counseling.
His lawyers say Rudd was ill at the time of the incident, but is in recovery.

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Armored cars are usually reserved for hostage or riot situations, but this weekend,
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the State Police Tactical Team will be put one to use in the name of charity.
The second annual "Armored Car Pull" is a fund raiser for Virginia Special Olympics.
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((SGT. TOM FOSTER/STATE POLICE: THE STATE POLICE ARMORED VEHICLE WEIGHS 34,000 POUNDS. WE THOUGHT IT WOULD BE FUN TO GET TOGETHER WITH OTHER LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES AND CORPORATIONS AND FORM NINE MEMBER TEAMS AND COMPETE IN PULLING THE ARMORED CAR OVER A 100 FOOT COURSE.))
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There's a 90-dollar registration fee for each team, with all the money going toward Special Olympics.
This year's Armored Car Pull starts tomorrow morning at nine at Tanglewood Mall near Firestone Tires.
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Taking a look at your Friday forecast..
A chance for some showers to fall this morning, before giving way to partly sunny skies. Look for highs near 80 degrees.
Some clouds and light winds overnight. Lows will fall into the mid-50s.
The extended forecast...
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[45E-Interstate-77]


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V-Dot officials predict that traffic along the section of interstates 77 and 81 that overlap in Wythe County will double in the coming years.
That's why they've made upgrading the stretch of road one of their top priorities.
Last night local residents were invited to preview V-DOT's latest proposal.
Teresa Hamilton reports.
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((There was NO shortage of residents, business owners and local dignitaries on hand at the meeting.
Most agree something needs to be done to alleviate traffic congestion between Wytheville and Fort Chiswell.
That's the area where Interstates 77 and 81 overlap.
Right now, 58- thousand vehicles travel the eleven mile stretch each day--- a number that's expected to more than d

ouble in 20- years.
Last summer, VDOT proposed widening the road from six to ten lanes.
But many felt the proposal was too costly and would have a detrimental impact on area businesses and property. [nat sound] [runs 02]
This latest proposal calls for dividing the two interstates and is also being met with opposition.
Many in Wytheville's business community are worried the town will lose out on money generated by tourists.
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((WAYNE SUTHERLAND/WYTHEVILLE TOWN MANAGER:IT'S A SIGNIFICANT SOURCE OF REVENUE, IT EXCEEDS THE VALUE OF MONEY WE GAIN IN REAL AND PERSONAL PROPERTY TAXES, SO IT'S An APPRECIABLE AMOUNT OF MONEY.)) [runs 08]
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((JIM STALLARD/WYTHEVILLE BUSINESSMAN:WE'RE HERE TO LOOK AT ALL THE ALTERNATIVES WITH AN OPEN MIND BUT WE'RE VERY CONCERNED ABOUT ANYTHING THAT COULD HURT THE ECONOMY AND OBVIOUSLY MOVING THE ROADS COULD HAVE A BIG EFFECT ON THE ECONOMY WHICH WOULD HURT MY BUSINESS AS WELL AS MANY OTHERS IN THE AREA.)) [RUNS 12]
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But this latest proposal does have at least one supporter.
Butch Collins says he'll probably lose his home if the interstates are separated but thinks it's the best proposal.

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((BUTCH COLLINS/WYTHE CO. RESIDENT: IT'S JUST SO BUSY BETWEEN FORT CHISWELL TO WYTHEVILLE, IT'S DANGEROUS TO BE OUT ON THE INTERSTATES, THE TRUCKS ARE SO BAD, AND SO MUCH TRAFFIC, THEY NEED TO DO SOMETHING WITH IT REALLY.)) [RUNS 10]
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V-DOT officials and engineers stress the project is still in its infancy-- that they don't expect any firm decisions for at least another three years. Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Wythe Co.))

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Roanoke County hopes to bring more high tech jobs to the valley with a new industrial development.

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The Center for Research and Technology will be located on 456 acres not far from the Dixie Caverns exit on Interstate 81.
It will combine corporate headquarters, manufacturing facilities, residential development and a shopping area to attract new industries...
And Ninth District Congressman Rick Boucher says it will benefit from its proximity to the Smart Road and Virginia Tech.
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((REP. RICK BOUCHER/D-9th DISTRICT: AND OUR ANTICIPATION IS THAT THOUSANDS OF JOBS WILL BE CREATED HERE IN COMPANIES FOCUSING ON BIOTECHNOLOGY, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, AND TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF PRODUCTS THAT STEM FROM THAT RESEARCH.))
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The site is located in Boucher's district, and the congressman says he will work to secure federal funds for site improvements.
County officials hope to announce their first tenant within a year.
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Taking a break from the news now to check the forecast...
Scattered morning showers and thunderstorms today.
Otherwise, expect partly sunny skies and highs near 80.
Partly cloudy and breezy tonight, with lows in the mid 50s.
The extended forecast is partly cloudy through the weekend, with a chance of rain by Sunday.
Highs in the 70s.
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[8Henry-Murder]


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Henry county authorities caught their man--
Suspected killer Michael Anthony Ramey was wanted for a triple shooting at a convenience store.
Stacey Martin has details of Ramey's arrest.
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((A tip helped police find 35 year old Michael Anothony Ramey last night around 9-30.
He was a passenger in this green Ford Probe, travelling along Route 220 near the bypass.
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[IN Q=An office approached]

((SHERIFF FRANK CASSELL/HENRY COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPT.: AN OFFICER APPROACHED HIM WITH A GUN IN HIS HAND AND HE STUCK HIS HANDS UP AND TOLD HIM TO LOOK IN HIS POCKET AND LOOKED IN HIS POCKET AND FOUND A 380 AUTOMATIC. )) [RUNS08]
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Officers now plan to run tests on the gun to determine if it was the one used to kill 38-year old Susan Hylton and wound 49-year old Dale Wilson Cobb and 25-year old Pamela Sue Risaliti.
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((SHERIFF FRANK CASSELL/HENRY COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPT: THIS MAN IS DANGEROUS.)) [RUNS02]
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((SHERIFF FRANK CASSELL/HENRY COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPT: WE WERE WORRYING ABOUT ANOTHER ROBBERY OR BREAK IN OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT.)) [RUNS06]
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Ramey is now being held at the Henry County jail. Charges against him include capital murder and robbery.
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((STACEY MARTIN/REPORTING:RAMEY NOW HEADS TO GENERAL DISTRICT COURT WHERE HE WILL HAVE A BOND HEARING LATER THIS MORNING. STACEY MARTIN, NEWS 7, HENRY COUNTY.)) [RUNS10]
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[8Martin]


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Dorothea Martin was convicted yesterday in the murder-for-hire plot against her husband.
Tina Tenret reports.
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At a new Dublin medical facility, doctors will emphasize PREVENTION of disease, not just treatment.
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A groundbreaking ceremony was held yesterday at the future sight of Seven Pillars in the Town Center off route 100 in Dublin. The clinic will also cater to healthy people by promoting preventative therapies. The founder of the medical clinic says the building will be divided into two sections.
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((DR. LINDA CHEEK/FAMILY PRACTICE: IT'S GOING TO BASICALLY BE DIVIDED INTO YOUR TRADITIONAL MEDICINE ON ONE SIDE AND YOUR ALTERNATIVE PRACTITIONERS ON THE OTHER SO THEY DON'T HAVE TO MIX AND MINGLE IF THEY DON'T WANT YET IF WE SEE A PROBLEM ON ONE SIDE THAT WOULD BE BETTER SUITED TO BE ADDRESSED BY A DIFFERENT PRACTITIONER, WE CAN HAVE THE PATIENT GO TO THE OTHER SIDE.))
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Seven Pillars represents good health through what Doctor Cheek says are seven essentials: spirit, mind, energy, balance, nutrition, exercise, and body.
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The clinic will also provide medical care for uninsured people in the surrounding counties.

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Before we finish the updates this morning, here's another look at the forecast.
Morning showers and scattered thunderstorms will give way to partly sunny skies and high temperatures in the upper 70s.
Partly cloudy overnight, with lows cooling into the mid 50s.
The weekend forecast looks partly cloudy, with showers possible on Sunday.
Temperatures stay in the 70s for highs, lows in the 40s and 50s.
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