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The capital murder trial of Andre Evans resumes later this morning in Bedford.
A judge must decide whether Evans killed two men in cold blood, or in the heat of passion.
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His lawyers chose a judge instead of a jury because they didn't believe twelve Bedford County citizens could fully appreciate the difference between first degree murder and voluntary manslaughter.
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Defense attorneys say Evans shot and killed Timothy Robinson in self- defense and then turned the gun on Lorin Murphy while Evans was still out of control with rage.
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The Federal National Exchange Bank has its man.
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Yvon Vital Majeus (ee-VON VI-tal MAY-juss) pleaded guilty yesterday to the October Ninth robbery of F-N-E-B.
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The 22-year old Roanoke man also pleaded guilty to counts of using a weapon, as well as driving a getaway car for a robbery of the same bank nearly a month later. He is now HELPING the F-B-I investigate the second robbery. Majeus may still face another charge in that case. He could spend up to 55-years in prison if convicted.
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[7Jenkins]


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Another man will die by lethal injection tonight in Jarrett, unless Governor Gilmore steps in.
Arthur Ray Jenkins killed his uncle and another man in a 19-90 Warren County robbery.
Yesterday, the Supreme Court denied an appeal and a stay of execution.
If the governor does not grant clemency, Jenkins will be executed tonight.

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A fire that ripped through a Wythe County building over the weekend left more than ashes in its wake.
As Teresa Hamilton reports, many local residents saw a piece of soft-drink history go up in flames.
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(( The fire started sometime around three thirty Sunday afternoon and didn't take long to spread.
In a matter of hours, flames had torn through the town of Rural Retreat's most noteworthy claim to fame.
Dr. Charles Pepper, the man the world famous softdrink is named after, used to work in this building.
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((RAY MATNEY/ RURAL RETREAT TOWN MANAGER: THE WORD I'VE HEARD MORE THAN ANYTHING ELSE IS BROKEN HEARTED, THE COMMUNITY IS VERY SYMPATHETIC, THIS COMMUNITY IS A VERY PROUD COMMUNITY, THEY'RE SUPER GOOD PEOPLE AND THEY LOVE THEIR HISTORY AND THEY LOVE THEIR PAST AND THEY'RE ALL HURT BY THE LOSS.))
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Fire fighters still don't know what caused the fire but suspect it started in the back of the structure.
Bill Ricketts of North Carolina bought the building about a year and a half ago.
He owns a large collection of Dr. Pepper memorabilia and had hoped to turn the historic building into an ice cream parlor and Dr. Pepper museum.
It's a dream Ricketts hasn't abandoned, saying he hopes to salvage at least part of the building. [TAKE SU] The owner won't know the answer to that question for a while, but fire fighters here aren't optimistic.
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(( JOHN SHUMATE/RURAL RETREAT FIRE FIGHTER:THEY'LL WIND UP PROBABLY CONDEMNING IT, AND GO AHEAD AND DESTROYING IT, THE OUTER SHELL IS WEAK WHERE IT'S HAD A LOT OF FIRE. ))
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No one was injured in the fire.
The building was vacant, except for a small beauty salon. Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Rural Retreat.))

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Taking a look now at your Tuesday forecast..
A beautiful day ahead for warm-weather fans. Look for sunny skies, a light breeze, and highs in the low- to mid-70s.


Some clouds roll in tonight, as lows drop into the lower-50s.
The extended forecast calls for the chance of some rain for tomorrow. Look for highs in the 60s and 70s, and lows in the 50s...
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It looks a motorist took his own life at the conclusion of a police chase over the weekend in Lynchburg.
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Police stopped John Lawrence Elrod... under suspicion that he was driving drunk with two children in his car.

As officers tried to forcibly remove the 31- year old man from the car, Elrod grabbed a handgun, put it to his own head and the gun went off.
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Doctor William Masello says the bullet wound is "consistent with a self-inflicted" injury.
But he'll wait for the police report before making an official ruling on the cause of death.

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A Pulaski man faces a charge of second degree murder in connection with the death of a teenager.
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61-year old Kenneth Whorley was arrested Saturday for allegedly shooting17-year old Terri (doo-na-GAN) Duangan.
She was shot inside Whorley's Pulaski home, late Friday night.
Police are still trying to determine what led to the fatal shooting.
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In Roanoke, the debate is heating up over the two for one pension benefit.
Yesterday, one council member suggested the city deny cost of living raises to some of the officials who receive the benefit.
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The two-for one policy was rescinded in 1992, but members of the current city council say they're still hearing about it from constituents.
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((CARROLL SWAIN/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL: I'M NEW HERE. I'VE ONLY BEEN HERE FOR THREE YEARS AND I SAY JUST RECENTLY I GOT ABOUT 20 HITS ON THIS SITUATION. AND WHEN I SAY I DON'T KNOW. I CAN'T DO ANYTHING. I MEAN THE LOOKS THAT I GET.))
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The benefit gave council members and top administrators two years of retirement credit for each year of service.


Swain wants to know if the city can legally deny cost of living adjustments to employees who benefitted from the policy, and who receive more than 50- thousand dollars a year from their city pensions.
That group would likely include former City Manager Bob Herbert and former City Attorney Wil Dibling.
The issue was referred to adminisitrators for review.


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Roanoke officials are proposing a modest cut in the real estate tax rate.
Yesterday, they released a budget proposal that includes more funding for public schools and raises for city employees.
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((MAYBE NOT FUNDED TO EVERYONE'S SATISFACTION, BUT I THINK EVERYTHING'S FUNDED IN A FAIR AND EQUITABLE MANNER.))
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Acting City Manager Jim Ritchie says the 176- million dollar spending plan will preserve the city's financial stability, and address many of council's goals.
The budget includes an average four percent raise for city workers, with an additional adjustment to the pay scale for public safety employees.
N- Double- A- C- P President Martin Jeffrey encouraged council to consider a larger increase.
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((OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND MEMBERS WANT TO SEIZE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO UNDERSCORE OUR SUPPORT FOR QUALITY, WELL TRAINED, ACCOUNTABLE, AND WELL-PAID LAW ENFORCEMENT.))
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The budget proposal includes one - point two- million dollars in additional funding for public education, and it reduces the real estate tax rate by a penny.
Council will hold a public hearing on the budget May 3rd.

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Taking a look now at your Tuesday forecast..
A very pleasant day ahead. Look for sunny skies, some light winds, and highs in the low- to mid-70s.
Expect some clouds tonight, with lows in the lower-50s.
The extended forecast calls for the chance for some rain tomorrow. Look for highs in the 60s and 70s, and lows in the 40s and 50s...
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Martinsville and Henry County officials are enjoying a new industry trend.
They've recently lost hundreds of jobs in the textile industry.
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But now, two high-tech manufacturers say they'll add a total of 30 jobs.
This comes less than a month after two furniture companies expanded.
And these new jobs are the kind of jobs that officials say have drawn local college students away from home and into Northern Virginia.
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((JACK DALTON/HENRY CO. SUPERVISORS CHMN: MOST OF 'EM LEAVE BECAUSE THERE'S NO JOB HERE FOR 'EM, BUT I DON'T SEE ANY REASON WHY A COMPANY CAN'T DO THE SAME THINGS THAT THEY CAN IN FAIRFAX VIRGINIA WITH A WHOLE LOT LESS MONEY. ))
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Later this week Henry County is planning another announcement.
An apparel company is expected to reverse the trend of sending American jobs to foreign countries...and bring hundreds of sewing jobs to Henry County.
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Rescue Squad workers in Lexington says they need some help, and they're asking the City to pay for it.
Eric Earnhart has details.
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[8S-VOPA]


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It's Organ and Tissue Donor Awareness week in the Roanoke Valley, and around the region.
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The Virginia Organ Procurement Agency will have a presence throughout the area to get people to think about becoming organ donors.
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((TOM REED/VOPA: WE LIKE TO WORK WITH THE HOSPITAL STAFF, TAKE PEOPLE WHO HAVE RECEIVED TRANSPLANTS INTO THE HOSPITAL UNITS WHERE PRIMARILY THESE PEOPLE ONLY SEE THE DONATION SIDE, THEY SEE THE SAD THINGS, THEY DON'T REALLY SEE THE END RESULTS OF THE GOOD THINGS THAT THEY DO, SO WE HAVE OUR RECIPIENTS WORK WITH OUR STAFF IN THE HOSPITAL UNITS.))
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VOPA is also sponsoring Carolina League baseball games in Salem and Lynchburg.
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Taking a look now at your Tuesday forecast..
A very pleasant day ahead. Look for sunny skies, some light winds, and highs in the low- to mid-70s.
Expect some clouds tonight, with lows in the lower-50s.
The extended forecast calls for the chance for some rain tomorrow. Look for highs in the 60s and 70s, and lows in the 40s and 50s...
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