[7-Danville-Fire]

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5 people were saved from a burning home thanks to the alertness of an off duty Danville police officer.
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Around 1-15, the police officer noticed smoke coming out of a house on Chestnut Street. He knocked on the door.
But when he did not get a response, the officer kicked in the door. It woke up the 5 residents inside, and they made it out safely. Authorities say there was extensive damage to the house.
The cause of the fire is still unknown.
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[7-11-Brush-Fire]


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Officials are continuing to battle the blaze that has consumed more than 80 acres just off the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Authorities suspect mother nature is to blame for starting the fire.
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[Take FS Map]
The blaze is burning near the Marble Spring area of northwest Bedford County, in the Jefferson National Forest.


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Crews have been fighting the fire since early yesterday morning-- just off the Blue Ridge Parkway.
It was detected Saturday after a thunderstorm rolled through the area.
A storm that included lightning but little rain.
Right now-- authorities say the blaze is about 50- to 60- percent contained with crews from the U-S Forest and Park Service... as well as Division of Forestry all pitching in.

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((THIS IS ALL NATIONAL FOREST OR US PARK SERVICE AND SO IT'S ALL GOVERNMENT SO THERE IS NO THREAT TO PRIVATE PROPERTY OR RESOURCES.))
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Authorities say the fire threatens a part of the James River Face Wilderness Area. They will continue fighting the fire today.

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[7-11Botetourt-Fire]


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Officials say the fire that burned about 10 to 15 acres in northern Botetourt County is out.
Firefighters battled flames for much of yesterday afternoon and evening along Draft Road ... that's off Craig Creek Road in the Eagle Rock area.



[7-11Escapees]


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The two men who escaped from a prison in nearby West Virginia are back in custody.
The two broke out of the Denmar Correctional Center in Pochahontas County early Saturday. They were arrested at a motel in Maine yesterday, after police traced a phone call one of them made.




[7-Million-Mom-March]


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An group of Roanoke Valley women headed to Washington D.C. yesterday and joined thousands for a worthy cause.
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Participants in yesterday's Million Mom March gathered on the National Mall, demanding new gun control laws.
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((REGINA RAY/VICTIM'S MOTHER: I'M PERSONALLY AFFECTED BECAUSE MY CHILD WAS SHOT. BUT EVERY TIME I HEAR ANOTHER CHILD WAS AFFECTED BY GUN VIOLENCE, IT FEELS PERSONAL. ))
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It's not only personal, but political during this election year.
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((ROSIE O'DONNELL/ACTRESS: THEY SAY WE CANNOT DEFEAT THE GUN LOBBY. THEY ARE WRONG. WE WILL AND WE MUST.))
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Gun control OPPONENTS also had their voices heard during a rally yesterday.
They say the Million Mom Marchers are taking aim at a Constitutional right.
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[7Weather]


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Here's a look at today's weather...
Sunny and pleasant today with highs in the low 70s.
Tonight, clear and chilly.
Lows in the upper 30s to 40.
The extended forecast...


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[45-11Million-Mom]


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For thousands of mothers, yesterday was a day to speak out on behalf of gun control.
Kate Weidaw followed a group from Roanoke to the Million Mom March in Washington D-C.
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[45-1181-Accident]


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A collision between a car and tractor- trailer blocked traffic for a while yesterday on Interstate 81.
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The accident backed up northbound traffic for two miles, from I-581 back toward Salem.
State police say a tractor trailer clipped the car while changing lanes, then pushed the auto ahead.
Two women were in the car. Both were released after hospital treatment. The truck driver has been charged with improper lane change.
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Taking a break now from the news to check the forecast...
Sunny and pleasant today with temperatures running near normal in the low to mid 70s.
Tonight should stay clear with chilly lows in the upper 30s.
Looking ahead to the next five days....we'll warm back up into the 80s by mid -week.


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[8-Danville-Fire]


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A Danville household awakened to the sound of an off- duty police officer knocking at the door...
It was a sound that probably saved their lives.
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Around 1-15, the police officer noticed smoke coming out of a house on Chestnut Street. He knocked on the door.
But when he did not get a response, the officer kicked in the door. It woke up the 5 residents inside, and they made it out safely. Authorities say the fire did extensive damage to the house.
The cause of the fire is still unknown.
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[8-11-Brush-Fire]


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A thunderstorm is the likely cause of a forest fire that's burned more than 80 acres just off the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Efforts to fight the fire will continue today.
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[Take FS Map]
The blaze is burning near the Marble Spring area of northwest Bedford County, in the Jefferson National Forest.


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Crews have been fighting the fire since early yesterday morning-- just off the Blue Ridge Parkway.
It was detected Saturday after a thunderstorm rolled through the area.
A storm that included lightning but little rain.
Right now-- authorities say the blaze is about 50- to 60- percent contained with crews from the U-S Forest and Park Service... as well as Division of Forestry all pitching in.

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((THIS IS ALL NATIONAL FOREST OR US PARK SERVICE AND SO IT'S ALL GOVERNMENT SO THERE IS NO THREAT TO PRIVATE PROPERTY OR RESOURCES.))
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Authorities say the fire threatens a part of the James River Face Wilderness Area. They will continue fighting the fire today.

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[8-11Botetourt-Fire]


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The fire that burned 10-15 acres in Botetourt County is now out.
Firefighters battled flames for much of yesterday afternoon and evening along Draft Road ... that's off Craig Creek Road in the Eagle Rock area.



[8-11Zoo]


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The people and animals at Mill Mountain Zoo made Mother's day extra special for Roanoke mothers.
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Hundreds of moms and their families packed inside the zoo -- to look at the animals and to celebrate the holiday.
And some of the mothers say it was a great way to spend their special day.
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((IT'S REALLY NICE HERE BECAUSE YOU DON'T HAVE SAY DON'T TOUCH THIS, DON'T GO THERE. SO THE KIDS CAN JUST HAVE FUN. so it makes it easy on you as a mother. THAT'S RIGHT I HAVE FUN TOO))
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And for the kids it was an inexpensive way to treat mom -- while at the same time having a lot of fun with the animals.
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((DAVID JOBE: WE HAVE LOTS OF THINGS TO SEE ALL OFF THE FLOWERS ARE IN BLOOM. WE HAVE A NEW FOX EXHIBIT. SO PEOPLE ARE GOING TO SE SEE THOSE THINGS. WE ALSO HAVE BALD EAGLES THIS SUMMER. AND WE HAVE SOME NEW THINGS ON THE WAY BABY PRAIRIE DOGS))
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Mom's day at the zoo is an annual celebration.
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[8Weather]


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Time again to check the back-to-work forecast...
Sunny today with highs of 70 to 75.
Clear and chilly tonight with lows in the upper 30s.
Looking ahead to the next five days....we'll warm back up into the 80s by mid -week.


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