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Two people are dead after a murder suicide Saturday in Wythe County.
Police say Wayne Payne shot his estranged wife Angela Payne then took his own life.
Joy Sutton has more.
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A family member said Angela Payne had moved out of the couple's home just two months ago.
Their 21-year old daughter is now trying to cope with the loss of both of her parents.

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Graduating students at U-V-A got one final lecture yesterday-- this one from a former member of the Reagan Administration.
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Howard Baker gave the commencement speech at the university's graduation exercises.
Baker encouraged students to care about the world and to be activists with a conscience.
About 25 thousand people were on hand for the event.
And, a total of 53-hundred-90 degrees were handed out.
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More than a thousand people gathered in the Roanoke Valley this weekend to celebrate the birthday of their church..


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The annual conference of the brethen of the German Baptist Church is in its second day.
Members spent the day listening to sermons and eating meals together.
The German Baptists have been in the Roanoke region since 1895.
This year's annual conference wraps up on Tuesday.
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The Wilmington Blue Rocks completed a three game sweep at Memorial yesterday beating the Salem Avalanche 10 to 1.


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It was kids day at Memorial Stadium as the Avalanche hosted the Blue Rocks.
Wilmington took the lead in the third. Brandon Burger hits this grounder up the middle a runner scores from third and the Blue Rocks took the 1 to nothing lead.
Wilmington continued the rally. Jose Cepeda hits this double to centerfield two more runs score this time and the Blue Rocks upped that lead to 3 to nothing in the third.
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Still in the third Vic Radcliffe hits a line drive down the third base line scoring another run to make it 4 to nothing and the Blue Rocks get the sweep with the 10 to 1 win.
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Let's take a moment now to check the Monday forecast...
Morning showers will give way to partly cloudy, with unseasonably cool highs this afternoon in the upper 60s.
Staying partly cloudy overnight, with lows near 50.
The five day forecast is partly cloudy and cooler than normal...with highs in the low 70s.
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A daughter in Wythe County is left behind after an apparent murder-suicide this weekend.
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Saturday 39-year old Angela Payne was found shot to death in a car at the intersection of Wysor Highway and Reed Creek Drive.
A short while later, deputies found her husband, William Wayne Payne, dead in his home.
Police say he apparently shot himself with the same gun that killed Angela Payne.
Neighbors say the couple recently seperated, but they didn't expect anything like this to happen.
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((CHARLES RIDDLE/NEIGHBOR: I KIND OF WISH I HAD TALKED TO WAYNE A LITTLE MORE..MAYBE HELP HIM DEAL WITH THE FACT THAT HE SPLIT AND STUFF WITH HIS WIFE.))
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A family member said Angela Payne had moved out of the couple's home just two months ago.
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In Roanoke County, more than a thousand turned out for a birthday party.
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It wasn't a person they were honoring but a church.
It comes as the brethren of the German Baptist church hold their annual conference.
Yesterday members spent the day listening to sermons and eating meals together.
The German Baptists have been in the Roanoke region since 1895.
This year's annual conference wraps up tomorrow.
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The suicide of a suspect in a moonshine bust in Franklin County is the subject of this weeks feedback report.
Here's assignnment editor Joe McKean.
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((The owner of a farm supply store in Rocky Mount, Helms was one of the figures singled out in a federal search warrant affidavit filed in support of Operation Lightning--the recent crackdown on moonshining in western Virginia.
Helms died of a self-inflicted gunshot a week ago.
His first cousin wrote:
"I suppose I could blame the press but, overall, most of the press has, in my opinion, been fair. What is not fair, professional and ethical is the conduct of state and federal ABC officials/investigators as to the statements about Ramsey. He was not charged or convicted of any crime. To label him as a major figure before being charged is very unprofessional and the officers responsible should be dismissed from their positions. I am proud to be in the Helms family and kin to Ramsey. I will remember him, as a young boy, playing and working on his family farm. He was always mild-mannered and soft-spoken. He is far from the criminal ABC officials have portrayed him to be."
Your thoughts on the people and events of our time are always welcome.
Letters should be addressed to News-7, P.O. Box 7, Roanoke. The zip code is 24002-0007.
If you prefer to send a fax, the number is 540-343-7269.
E-mail goes to news@wdbj7.com.
And you can take part in a moderated on-line forum at our web sit, wdbj7.com.
Joe McKean, News-7.))

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A truck wreck in Franklin County could cause some delays this morning.
Crew are cleaning up the remnants of a broken-down truck in the southbound lanes of route 220 near Franklin Ford.


State Police say one southbound lane is closed and could remain closed into the afternoon.


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An estranged Wythe county couple died in an apparent murder- suicide over the weekend, leaving their daughter without her parents.
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Yesterday 39-year old Angela Payne was found shot to death in a car at the intersection of Wysor Highway and Reed Creek Drive.
A short while later, deputies found her husband, William Wayne Payne, dead in his home.
Police say he apparently shot himself with the same gun that killed Angela Payne.
Neighbors say the couple recently seperated, but they didn't expect anything like this to happen.
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((CHARLES RIDDLE/NEIGHBOR: I KIND OF WISH I HAD TALKED TO WAYNE A LITTLE MORE..MAYBE HELP HIM DEAL WITH THE FACT THAT HE SPLIT AND STUFF WITH HIS WIFE.))
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A family member said Angela Payne had moved out of the couple's home just two months ago.
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A former member of the Reagan Administration delivered the commencement address at the University of Virginia yesterday.
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Howard Baker gave the commencement speech at the university's graduation exercises.
Baker encouraged students to care about the world and to be activists with a conscience.
About 25 thousand people were on hand for the event.
And, a total of 53-hundred-90 degrees were handed out.
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Not a graduation...but an ANNIVERSARY ceremony was held yesterday for a Roanoke Valley church.
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The annual conference of the brethen of the German Baptist Church is in its second day.
Members spent the day listening to sermons and eating meals together.
The German Baptists have been in the Roanoke region since 1895.
This year's annual conference wraps up on Tuesday.
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The apparent suicide of federal moonshine suspect Ramsey Helms triggered some comments from one of his relatives.


Assignment editor Joe McKean has that in this week's Feedback.
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((The owner of a farm supply store in Rocky Mount, Helms was one of the figures singled out in a federal search warrant affidavit filed in support of Operation Lightning--the recent crackdown on moonshining in western Virginia.
Helms died of a self-inflicted gunshot a week ago.
His first cousin wrote:
"I suppose I could blame the press but, overall, most of the press has, in my opinion, been fair. What is not fair, professional and ethical is the conduct of state and federal ABC officials/investigators as to the statements about Ramsey. He was not charged or convicted of any crime. To label him as a major figure before being charged is very unprofessional and the officers responsible should be dismissed from their positions. I am proud to be in the Helms family and kin to Ramsey. I will remember him, as a young boy, playing and working on his family farm. He was always mild-mannered and soft-spoken. He is far from the criminal ABC officials have portrayed him to be."
Your thoughts on the people and events of our time are always welcome.
Letters should be addressed to News-7, P.O. Box 7, Roanoke. The zip code is 24002-0007.
If you prefer to send a fax, the number is 540-343-7269.
E-mail goes to news@wdbj7.com. Joe McKean, News-7.)) And you can take part in a moderated on-line forum at our web sit, wdbj7.com.