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The Latest on TV shooting: Slain pair continues to dominate morning WDBJ-TV newscast

  • WDBJ-TV7 anchor Chris Hurst, left, comforts meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner during the early morning newscast at the station, in Roanoke, Va., Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015. Hurst was the fiance of Alison Parker, who was killed during a live broadcast Wednesday, in Moneta. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

    WDBJ-TV7 anchor Chris Hurst, left, comforts meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner during the early morning newscast at the station, in Roanoke, Va., Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015. Hurst was the fiance of Alison Parker, who was killed during a live broadcast Wednesday, in Moneta. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)  (The Associated Press)

  • A television photographer takes video of a memorial for the two slain journalist in front of the studios of WDBJ-TV7  in Roanoke, Va., Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015.   Reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward from the station were killed during a live broadcast Wednesday.  (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

    A television photographer takes video of a memorial for the two slain journalist in front of the studios of WDBJ-TV7 in Roanoke, Va., Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015. Reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward from the station were killed during a live broadcast Wednesday. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)  (The Associated Press)

  • A candle burns in front of a memorial for two slain journalists at Bridgewater Plaza in Moneta, Va., on Friday, Aug. 28, 2015. The shopping center where the two were killed during a live television broadcast was reopening Friday for the first time since the shootings. The shopping center where two journalists were slain during a live interview is set to open for the first time since the attack. (AP Photo/Jonathan Drew)

    A candle burns in front of a memorial for two slain journalists at Bridgewater Plaza in Moneta, Va., on Friday, Aug. 28, 2015. The shopping center where the two were killed during a live television broadcast was reopening Friday for the first time since the shootings. The shopping center where two journalists were slain during a live interview is set to open for the first time since the attack. (AP Photo/Jonathan Drew)  (The Associated Press)

The latest on the on-air killing of two TV station employees in Virginia (all times local):

5:20 am.

Hearts remain heavy for the morning news team at WDBJ-TV two days after two station employees were shot to death on the air.

Morning anchor Kim McBroom started Friday's broadcast by telling viewers, "another tough morning for us, but we're soldiering on."

Tributes to reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward continued to dominate the 5 a.m. newscast. This time, news unrelated to the tragedy dotted the program.

Parker and Ward were fatally shot by a former co-worker while conducting a live interview at Smith Mountain Lake.

McBroom says Ward was a contributor to the station's Friday night high school football coverage. The high school season starts Friday night.