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Found in WSLS-TV (Roanoke, VA) News Film Collection, 1951 to 1971 1955 January

Roanoke, Va., Police Hold Merle R. Hardy on Kidnapping Charges

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The WSLS-TV News Film Collection, 1951-1971, comprises anchor scripts and 16mm news film created by Roanoke, Va., television station WSLS. A grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities funded the preservation and digitization of this collection.

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1 min., 10 sec.
Merle R. Hardy waits in the Roanoke, Va., City Jail after his arrest for the kidnapping of two children from Lancaster, Pa. The children sit with an official at the Roanoke Detention Home. At the Roanoke City Police Department, Detective Captain Kermit Allman goes over the details of the case with several officers, including Detective Sergeant Murray Cochran.
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