[7E-Bassett-Shooting]

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The Henry County Sheriff's deparment is expected to release more details this morning, on the shooting that left a woman and her teenaged daughter seriously injured..
The two were shot in front of their home in Bassett at about 7 last night, and that set off an intense manhunt.

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Sheriff's deputies are combing several miles of woods looking for the man they say shot the women.
That suspect repotedly is William Edward Mize. He's 46 years old, with brown hair and hazel eyes.
Deputies are concerned he was still armed.
They received a call that the two women were shot their front porch.
Authorities say Mize was standing on the porch of his house next door at the time...about 25 feet away.
They believe he ran into the woods and is still there.
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[SUPER=01-Capt. Kimmy Nester/Henry Co. Sheriff's Dept.;]

((CAPT. KIMMY NESTER/HENRY CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: WE THINK WE MAY HAVE HIM CONTAINED IN AN AREA. WE HAVE A HEAVY PRESENCE OF UNIFORMED OFFICERS AND CRIMINAL INVESTIGATORS COORDINATING A SEARCH NOW CHECKING ANYWHERE HE MAY BE HIDING OUT. WE CERTAINLY UNDERSTAND HE MAY BE SCARED AFTER COMMITTING SUCH A CRIME. WE HOPE AND WOULD URGE THAT HE WOULD SURRENDER TO AUTHORITIES WHEN HE SEES ANY NEWS BROADCAST AND WHEN HE CAN GET TO A PHONE.))
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Both women are in serious condition.
While neighbors gave us names of the victims, we are not releasing them until we get official confirmation.

[7-2Refugees]


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A family of seven Kosovo refugees is now living in Lynchburg, with the help of a Catholic refugee organization and area churches.
They arrived in Roanoke Monday evening.
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Church members waited for the refugees with flowers and hand-lettered signs of welcome written in their native language.
They welcomed the Binaku family. A mother, father and five grown children, expelled from their homeland, held in a refugee camp, then flown thousands of miles to a place called America.
The youngest family member speaks english... and vows his time here in America will not be wasted.
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(( XHAIFER BINAKU/REFUGEE; I THINK THAT IT WILL BE FOR ME A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN THE LANGUAGE, AND AND IN SOMEHOW TO HELP MY NATION. ))
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[OUT Q=help my nation]
[SUPER=01-Xhaifer Binaku/Refugee; 1:23]
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Binaku says when he can return to his country in peace... he will be the happiest man in the world.


[7-2Water-Conservation]


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Along with the heat, the lack of rain is the other big weather concern.
Members of Roanoke City Council have approved a water conservation plan that could bring mandatory restrictions within weeks.
But they also received an offer of aid from Roanoke County.
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The water level at Carvin's Cove is now almost 21 feet below the spillway.
And the level is dropping about 1 foot per week.
When it reaches 24 feet, the city will institute mandatory restrictions.
[super=03-Roanoke Co.]


Meanwhile Roanoke County has offered to supply the city with water from the Spring Hollow Reservoir.
And county officials say the situation presents a new opportunity to consider a regional water authority.
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[7School-Closings]


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Today's hot weather is forcing some schools to send students home early today. Here's the list that we have.
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[Take Pinnacle Page 1000]
Pittsylvania County is closing schools at 1-30 today.
In Danville, all schools are shutting two hours early. [Take Next Page 1001]
Henry County is closing elementary schools at 11-45, middle schools at 12-30, and high schools at 12-45. [Take Page 1002]
And in Lynchburg, E.C. Glass will close at 12-30.


[7WEATHER]


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Taking a look at your forecast this morning--
Much like yesterday--today will be mostly sunny and very hot--
Daytime temparatures from 90 to 95--
In the evening it will turn to fair conditions with a light breeze--
Temps in the mid to low 60s--
Now for your extended forecast--
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MAPS

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[45E-Hanna]


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In Roanoke County, a Vinton woman who tried to hire a hit man to kill her husband faces up to five years in prison after pleading guilty to solicity another to commit a felony.
36 year-old Peggy Irene Hanna hired a man who turned out to be an undercover police officer.
She was arrested on February 22nd after giving the officer a down payment.


[45E-Gaylor]


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Meantime, opening statements are expected today in another murder for hire case.
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[SUPER=03-Lewisburg, WV]


Gene Gaylor used to live in Covington and has been suspected of killing several people with bombs.
Yesterday, he became the first of four to go on trial in West Virginia, for a bombing death that happened 23 years ago.
Billy Ray Abshire was killed in 1976 when he picked up a bomb on the hood of his car.
Abshire's wife and her second husband are charged with hiring Gaylor and one other man to do the killing.
[SUPER=03-Greenbrier Co., WV/September 1998;]


Lawyers spent the first day questioning jury candidates.
Following opening arguments, the first prosecution witnesses will take the stand.
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[45E-Danville-Dispatch]


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Some big changes are in store for the 9-1-1 system in Danville.
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Next month dispatchers will begin sending ambulances out to emergencies according to how critical they are.
Under the current system, dispatchers send out ambulances in the order that calls come in.
Emergency workers say that more than half of all calls to 9-1-1 are NOT emergencies.
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[SUPER=01-Chris Goss/Emergency Services Asst. Dir.;]

((CHRIS GOSS/EMERGENCY SERVICES ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: THEY COULD GET A CALL THAT WAS A FALL THAT'S NOT AN EMERGENCY AND THEN HAVE A CARDIAC ARREST. AND IT TIES THAT TRUCK UP ON SOMETHING THAT'S NOT AN EMERGENCY.))
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Dispatchers will ask callers a series of questions on cards and talk them through life-saving procedures until an ambulance arrives.
Danville is one of the only cities in Virginia to use this dispatch system.
Emergency workers say it will save lives.
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[45Water-Conservation]


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Record high temperatures are expected again today in Roanoke, on anther rainless day.
Roanoke City Council has approved a water conservation plan that could bring mandatory restrictions within weeks.


But they also received an offer of aid from Roanoke County on Monday.
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The water level at Carvin's Cove is now almost 21 feet below the spillway.
And the level is dropping about 1 foot per week.
When it reaches 24 feet, the city will institute mandatory restrictions.
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((DAVID BOWERS/ROANOKE MAYOR: WE UNDERSTAND NOW THAT AT 24 THESE NOW MANDATORY CONSERVATION PROCEDURES WILL BE IMPOSED, BUT AT 30 FEET BELOW WITHOUT ANY WATER, WITHOUT ANY CONSERVATION WE WILL INDEED BE IN A CRISIS.))
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[super=03-Roanoke Co.]


Meanwhile Roanoke County has offered to supply the city with water from the Spring Hollow Reservoir.
And county officials say the situation presents a new opportunity to consider a regional water authority.
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[45-2School-Closings]


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And the high temperatures are forcing a few schools to close early today(+++++++) [Take Pinnacle Page 1000]
Pittsylvania County is closing schools at 1-30 today.
In Danville, all schools are shutting two hours early. [Take Next Page 1001]
Henry County is closing elementary schools at 11-45, middle schools at 12-30, and high schools at 12-45. [Take Page 1002]
And in Lynchburg, E.C. Glass will close at 12-30.


[8E-Bassett-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#99-21 26:26]
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A police manhunt continues in Henry County following the shooting that left a woman and her teenage daughter seriously injured.
The two were shot in front of their home in Bassett at about 7 last night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bassett]


Sheriff's deputies are combing several miles of woods looking for the man.
He reportedly is William Edward Mize.
He's 46 years old, with brown hair and hazel eyes.
Deputies are concerned he is still armed.
They received a call last night that the two women were shot on their front porch.
Authorities say Mize was standing on the porch of his house next door at the time...about 25 feet away.
They believe he ran into the woods and is still there.
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[SOT 10:14 - 10:32]
[IN Q=We think we may have]
[SUPER=01-Capt. Kimmy Nester/Henry Co. Sheriff's Dept.;]

((CAPT. KIMMY NESTER/HENRY CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: WE THINK WE MAY HAVE HIM CONTAINED IN AN AREA. WE HAVE A HEAVY PRESENCE OF UNIFORMED OFFICERS AND CRIMINAL INVESTIGATORS COORDINATING A SEARCH NOW CHECKING ANYWHERE HE MAY BE HIDING OUT. WE CERTAINLY UNDERSTAND HE MAY BE SCARED AFTER COMMITTING SUCH A CRIME. WE HOPE AND WOULD URGE THAT HE WOULD SURRENDER TO AUTHORITIES WHEN HE SEES ANY NEWS BROADCAST AND WHEN HE CAN GET TO A PHONE.))
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The Henry County Sheriff's department indicates it will be releasing new information on the case within the next few hours.
At last word, both women were hospitalized in serious condition.

[8E-Hanna]


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A Vinton woman could spend five years behind bars in connection with a failed murder for hire scheme.
Thirty-six year old Peggy Irene Hanne tried to hire a hit man to kill her husband.
The hit man turned out to be an undercover police officer.
She was arrested on February 22nd after giving the officer a down payment.
Yesterday she pleaded guilty to a charge of soliciting another to commit a felony.


[8-2Water-Conservation]


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Today's forecast is calling for more record temperatures and NO rain.
The continued lack of rain has prompted the Roanoke City Council to approve a water conservation plan that could bring mandatory restrictions within weeks.
But Roanoke also received an offer of aid from Roanoke COUNTY.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Carvins Cove;]


The water level at Carvin's Cove is now almost 21 feet below the spillway.
And the level is dropping about 1 foot per week.
When it reaches 24 feet, the city will institute mandatory restrictions.
[super=03-Roanoke Co.]


Meanwhile Roanoke County has offered to supply the city with water from the Spring Hollow Reservoir.
And county officials say the situation presents a new opportunity to consider a regional water authority.
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[8-2Refugees]


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While NATO bombing continued over night in Belgrade.
A family of seven Kosovar refugees is now safe and sound on Virginia soil.
They arrived last night in Roanoke and are now in their new home in Lynchburg this morning thanks to a Catholic refugee organization and area churches.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]


Church members waited for the refugees with flowers and signs of welcome written in their native language.
They welcomed the Binaku family. A mother, father and five grown children, expelled from their homeland, held in a refugee camp, then flown thousands of miles to a strange new land--America.
The youngest family member speaks english... and vows his time here in America will not be wasted.
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[SOT 20:41:33]
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(( XHAIFER BINAKU/REFUGEE; I THINK THAT IT WILL BE FOR ME A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN THE LANGUAGE, AND AND IN SOMEHOW TO HELP MY NATION. ))
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[OUT Q=help my nation]
[SUPER=01-Xhaifer Binaku/Refugee; 1:23]
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[VO-NAT]


Binaku says when he can return to his country in peace... he will be the happiest man in the world.