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FIVE-DAY FORECAST

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HIGH: 44∂

LOW: 34∂

HIGH: 51∂ LOW: 32∂

HIGH: 56∂ LOW: 34∂

HIGH: 59∂ LOW: 39∂

HIGH: 59∂ LOW: 42∂

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Wheeling 46° | 28°

Morgantown 46° | 30°

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70s

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Bluefield 46° | 27°

Snow

Cumberland 46° | 30° Washington 45° | 39°

W.VA.

Bristol 55° | 37°

Roanoke 54° | 34°

Washington 41° | 32°

Richmond 48° | 36°

N.C.

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Police: Shooting suspectwas‘methodical’

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A parolee who killed two people and wounded two others on Tuesday at a California chicken processing plant where he worked moved methodically between his first three victims, putting a handgun against their head or neck before pulling the trigger, police said. Lawrence Jones shot 32year-old Fatima Lopez in the back as she tried to flee then put the gun to the head of Estevan Catano and pulled the trigger but was out of bullets, Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer said. Jones, 42, then went outside the Valley Protein plant, where he reloaded his gun, shot himself and died later at a hospital, the chief said. The victims inside the plant did not hear the shooter because it was loud and at least some of them wore noise protectors, Dyer said. “He had opportunity to shoot other co-workers that were in the business at this time, but he chose not to,” Dyer said. “He walked around them in order to get very close to the intended targets, place the gun very close and fire a round.”

NYC fears looting as new storm threatens

NEW YORK (AP) — Richard Chan prowled around his cold, dark Staten Island home with knives and a sword to protect it from thieves, standing his ground as another East Coast storm threatened and police went through neighborhoods with loudspeakers warning people to get out. “I still have some valuables. I just can’t leave it,” he said Tuesday. “I just don’t want to lose my stuff to some dirtbag.” While city officials strongly encouraged stormravaged communities to seek higher ground before today’s nor’easter, Chan was among a group who adamantly refused to leave, choosing to stick close to the belongings they have left.

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PA. Hagerstown 43° | 30°

Wilmington 45° | 37°

N.J. Baltimore 45° | 41°

W.VA.

Charlottesville 45° | 36°

KY.

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PA.

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TENN.

Beckley 48° | 28°

KY.

Dover 48° | 41° Salisbury 46° | 43°

VA.

Accomac 52° | 43°

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day: A new storm that threatened to complicate Hurricane Sandy cleanup efforts today now looks like it will be weaker than expected. As the storm moves up the Atlantic coast from Florida it now is expected to veer farther offshore than earlier proSince the superstorm jections had indicated. Jeff made landfall more than a week ago, killing 40 people Masters of the private weather service Weather Underin the city, more than 100 ground says that means less in 10 states and leaving wind and rainfall on land. millions without power, Even so, he said winds police said overall crime has actually gone down, not could still gust to 50 mph in up. There are few reports of New York and New Jersey this afternoon and evening. looting storm-damaged And Lauren Nash, a metehomes. orologist from the National But Alex Ocasio wasn’t Weather Service, said wind convinced. The nursing gusts might blow down tree home worker planned to limbs weakened from Sandy ride out the latest storm in and cause more power outhis first-floor Rockaway apartment — even after see- ages. Tonight, gusts may occasionally reach 60 mph in ing cars float by his front coastal Connecticut and Long door during Sandy. Island, she said. As the water receded, New Jersey Gov. Chris men dressed in dark clothes Christie warned Tuesday that broke down the door and high winds may mean some were surprised to find him residents who regained and other residents inside. “They tried to say they were power will lose it again, and the wind could also slow rescue workers, then took efforts to restore power. off,” he said. There is “nothing we can do the storms,” he said. Good news for coast: to stop Storm surges along the Nor’easter to weaken coasts of New Jersey and NEW YORK (AP) — New York are expected to Weather experts had good reach perhaps 3 feet, only news for beleaguered northhalf to a third of what Hurrieast coastal residents Tuescane Sandy caused last week,

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Statistics for Martinsburg as of 8 p.m. yesterday

gTemperature High Low Normal Normal Record Record

high low high (2004-08) low (1930-62)

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Martinsburg 43° | 30°

Huntington 57° | 39°

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Masters said. While that should produce only minor flooding, he said it will still cause some erosion problems along the New Jersey coast and the shores of Long Island, where Sandy destroyed some protective dunes. In New York City, Mayor Mike Bloomberg said people who remained in some in extremely flood-prone areas would be asked to leave their homes voluntarily “out of precaution.” The city ordered construction stopped and parks closed for the upcoming storm. Coastal Virginia could also get a surge of 2 or 3 feet, causing minor flooding on the east side of Chesapeake Bay during high tides Wednesday morning and evening, Masters said. However, most of the storm’s rain will stay offshore, with maybe an inch or two expected in Massachusetts and less than an inch elsewhere along the coast, he said. Up to an inch of snow may fall in northeastern New Jersey and the lower Hudson River valley, weather service meteorologist Mike Layer said. Central Massachusetts and western Connecticut also could get an inch or two of snow, according to Masters.

LOW FCST 10 sun 36 rain 37 rain 35 cldy 32 cldy 49 sun 46 sun 72 cldy 54 sun 48 sun 35 rain 53 cldy

Authorities: 1 dead, 3 injured in hospital fire

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Preliminary information indicates a spark and fire at a North Carolina hospital that killed a patient and injured three workers occurred during a defibrillation, a procedure typically used to deliver an electric shock to the heart, according to authorities. Spokesman Jim Jones of the state Department of Health and Human Services didn’t elaborate on the specifics of what happened. He said in an email that both the spark and fire took place during a defibrillation early Tuesday at Durham Regional Hospital. Defibrillation is generally used to re-establish a normal heart rhythm. Fire officials investigating the blaze have not said what caused the fire. A Durham Regional Hospital spokeswoman said the fire was limited to one room of Select Specialty Hospital, a separately licensed acute care facility that leases space on the hospital’s sixth floor and has 30 beds. The fourth and fifth floors also suffered water damage, authorities said. Twenty-two patients of Select Specialty and about 20 Durham Regional patients were moved to other rooms, said

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Kellie Peacock, marketing director at Durham Regional. The fire was reported about 2:15 a.m. When firefighters arrived, the hospital sprinkler system had extinguished the blaze. Hospital officials were investigating exactly how the fire occurred and just where it began, said Katie Galbraith, Durham Regional’s chief of operations. The patient who died was critically ill, Peacock said. The medical examiner will determine the timing and cause of the patient’s death, she added. Two Select Specialty employees and one employee of Duke University Health System were injured, she said. The names of the dead and injured were not immediately released. Durham Regional is a 369-bed acute care hospital.

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