Top 3 Headlines on WHSV.com July 11

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JMU Graduate Competes to Become New Face of Hawaiian Tropic

Reporter: Carly Stephenson

HARRISONBURG, Va. -- A recent James Madison University graduate is among five girls competing to become the new face of Hawaiian Tropic.

This year's contest is different. Instead of competing in a Hawaiian Tropic bikini contest., the company is looking for a role model that uses their products, but also focuses on healthy skin.

There are five finalists and Erb is one of them.

Erb said if it had been a bikini contest, she wouldn't have done it.  She has more than 5,000 votes and that number keeps growing.

The promotional video was shot by Hawaiian Tropic in New York City.

Being a former James Madison University volleyball player has helped. Erb said her supporters from James Madison University are helping get the word out.

As a Florida native, Erb used Hawaiian Tropic since she was a kid and she said protecting her skin has always been important. She said she wants people to vote for who they think best represents the brand.

However, there are some things that came to mind for her.

"A summer birthday, I am from Florida, been there my whole life, I love the beach, my friends call me a beach bum, and a hippie sometimes, because that's where I want to be," said Erb.

The winner gets a trip for two to Hawaii and the chance to be in a national print ad in 2014. If she wins, Erb would also become the new spokesperson for an undetermined amount of time. 

Voting is open until July 19th.

 

Police: Woman Charged with Leaving Dog in Hot Car

WINCHESTER, Va. -- Police arrested a Stephens City woman on a charge of animal cruelty.

The Winchester Police Department says it received a call of a dog locked in a truck on South Pleasant Valley Road. When officers arrived, they say the dog was in distress.

Officers took the dog to an animal hospital. They say the dog's body temperature was 106.8 degrees. The police department says temperatures above 103 degrees are dangerous to dogs.

Tammy Fiddler is charged with animal cruelty.

The police department wants to remind the public that it can take just a few minutes for the inside of a vehicle to get dangerously hot.

 

Waynesboro Man Arrested on 14 Counts of Rape and Sexual Assault

WAYNESBORO, Va. -- Waynesboro police say Bobby Lee Morris is behind bars, and charged with multiple counts of rape and sexual assault.

The incidents occurring over a four year span.

Police say the victims were less than 13 years old when this happened.

The incidents spanned from the summer of 2010 to the summer of 2013.

Morris is at the Middle River Regional Jail, and being held without bond.

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