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Bluefield Daily Telegraph (Newspaper) - August 29, 2015, Bluefield, West Virginia Gunman. Continued from Al in All of these really sometimes serious interpersonal conflicts that he had with people a said Dan Dennison the former news director at a Obj in Virginia. Flanagan killed two of his former colleagues on wednesday during a live broadcast and later died of a self inflicted gunshot wound. On the Day he was fired in 2013, Flanagan pressed a wooden Cross into Dennison a hand and said a a you la need this a As two police officers escorted him out. Flanagan a departure was filmed by Adam Ward the cameraman who was killed along with reporter Alison Parker. Parker and Ward died of gunshot wounds to the head and body the medical examiners office said Friday. The woman Parker was interviewing Vicki Gardner was shot in the Back and was in Good condition at a Hospital. Gov. Terry Mcauliffe met privately Friday with grieving station employees to share his condolences. The 50 or so workers have been described As a close knit group and they have continued reporting on their slain colleagues in the face of the tragedy. A the courage and determination they showed is truly truly extraordinary a Mcauliffe said outside the station. He talked about his support for Universal background checks for gun purchases and said a there Are too Many guns in America and there Are clearly too Many guns in the wrong but Mcauliffe himself a gun owner also said Flanagan had passed a background Check. Dennison the former news director said a Obj had no idea of Flanagan a personal shortcomings before he was hired there and he had received positive recommendations. Flanagan a hair trigger tem per became evident at least 15 years ago at a two to in Tallahassee Florida said Don Shafer who hired him there in 1999. Shafer recalled Flanagan As a Good reporter and a a Clever funny Guy a but he also had conflicts with co workers a to the Point where he was threatening a had some physical confrontations with a couple of people and at one Point became such a distraction that we finally had to terminate him a said Shafer now news director with Xet in san Diego. After stints in California Florida and North Carolina. Flanagan a last television Job was at a Obj in Roanoke. Others who ran across Flanagan after he lost his Job at a Obj described a Man increasingly irked by slights More often imagined than real. A former co worker at a unite healthcare Call Center where Flanagan worked until late 2014 said he tried to grab her shoulder and told her never to speak to him again after she offhandedly said he was unusually quiet. The manager of a bar in Roanoke said Flanagan was so incensed when no one thanked him for his business As he left the tavern that he sent a nearly 20-Page letter lambasting employees behaviour. Flanagan described him self in a court document As an aggrieved and unappreciated victim. A How heartless can you be my entire life was disrupted after moving Clear across the country for a Job Only to have my dream turn into a Nightmare a Flanagan wrote in a letter to a judge filed As part of his 2013 lawsuit against arrested. Continued from Al Long had arrested Weaver in july 2010, for his first offence of failure to Register As a sex offended. Weaver had been convicted on dec. 19, 2001, on a charge of having carnal knowledge in the state of Virginia of a female Between the Ages of 13 to 17 years old Weaver served about three months in a correctional facility and an additional two years on probation. Weaver appeared on f riday before Mercer county magistrate Charlie foe on the six counts of second offence failure to Register As a sex offender. A Poe set weavers Bond at $10,000 All Cash. The defendant was remanded to Southern regional jail in Beaver. A Contact Bill Archer at Barchers a Obj to a your Honor i am not the monster the lawsuit was dismissed in july 2014. But in recent weeks Flanagan Laid careful plans for retribution. He contacted Abc news about what he claimed was a Story tip and filled his Facebook Page with photos and video montages seemingly designed to introduce himself to a larger audience. On wednesday after killing Parker 24, and Ward 27, he went online to claim they had wronged him in the past. He also texted a Friend suggesting he had a done something stupid a investigators wrote in a search warrant. He turned the gun on himself when police caught up to him a few hours later. Inside his rental car investigators found extra License plates a wig shawl sunglasses and a hat As Well As some stamped letters and a a to do list. On thursday the stations general manager Jeffrey Marks recalled a series of problems with Flanagan while he worked at a Obj from March 2012 to february 2013. Flanagan accused a news photographer of trespassing on private property. He confronted an Anchor Over a Story and attempted to reach the company Sceo to complain. He filed a complaint with the equal employment Opportunity commission As Well As the lawsuit. Its a boy National zoo announces surviving Newborn Panda is male Washington apr the National zoos Panda parents Mei Xiang and Tian Tian have another son. The zoo announced Friday that the surviving Panda cub is male and the son of the zoos male Panda Tian Tian. Mei Xiang gave birth to fraternal twins saturday but the smaller cub a a also a male fathered by Tian Tian a died wednesday. The surviving cub appears to be healthy and is gaining weight under his mothers care said associate director for animal care sciences Brandie Smith. The Little cubs weight increased about 16 percent in the last two Days. A we hear those big squawking lungs and we re pretty sure that ifs doing Well a Smith said. A also the Best Way to describe it now is plump. You can see its fat Little belly when ifs on mom. So we know that its drinking milk. We know that ifs doing reproductive biologist Pierre Comizzoli said there was no preference for a male or female cub in adding to the Panda population. Pink hairless and Blind Newborn cubs weigh three to five ounces at birth. 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