[7-11Bus-Crash]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

[NEWSCAST=AMCutins]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=School Bus Crash]


Five children were injured yesterday in Martinsville when a man lost control of his car and careened into their schoolbus.
Officials say Juan Antonio Lopez from North Carolina was driving east on Stultz Road around 3-30 yesterday when he crossed the center line and hit the bus.
Lopez was charged with reckless driving and driving without a license.
The injured children were 11 and 12 years old.
No word on the extent of their injuries.

[7-11Chase-Fatal]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AMCutins]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=00-10 TC1:42:04]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident]

Charges may still be filed against the teen driver in Friday's fatal accident.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rocky Mount;]

Police say 18-year-old Josh Fralin drove more than 100 miles an hour through downtown Rocky Mount just after midnight Friday-- trying to ditch police. Fralin came over this hill and lost control, hitting a telephone pole, uprooting three trees and landing in a ravine.

Police say they quit chasing Fralin a mile before he crashed.
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[SOT 10:03:39]
[IN Q=You've got to keep]

((YOU'VE GOT TO KEEP THE PUBLIC IN MIND BE IT GOING JUST TO A CALL OR IF YOU'RE ACTUALLY TRYING TO STOP A VEHICLE. THE DRIVER DID THIS. HE WAITED AND WITHIN FOUR TENTHS OF A MILE HE CHOSE NOT TO PURSUE THE VEHICLE ANY FURTHER.))
[SUPER=01-R. B. Jenkins/Rocky Mount Police Chief;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=any further]
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[VO-NAT]

Fralin suffered only scrapes but his friend, 16-year-old A-J Perdue, died later Saturday morning. Neither one was wearing a seatbelt, and police say they may have been drinking.
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[7-11Floyd-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AMCutins]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=00-]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Fire]


No fould play is suspected in the death of a Floyd county man who was found dead over the weekend.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Floyd Co.;]


Authorities have NOT confirmed the man's identity but neighbors say he was Brian Streeter.
The 44- year old was found dead inside a burning mobile home in Batman Thumper Village Sunday morning.
The trailer did NOT have electricity.
Investigators believe the victim was smoking and fell asleep.
Wanda Harris lives next door and called 9-1-1.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 00:27:55....00:35:41]
[IN Q=He was ]

((WANDA HARRIS/NEIGHBOR: HE WAS BIG HELP TO ME, HE WAS JUST A GOOD FRIEND AND HAD A GOOD HEART. KENNY KAYE/MOBILE HOME PARK OWNER: I LIKED HIM, HE'D BEEN HELPING ME OUT FOR ABOUT SIX OR SEVEN MONTHS NOW AND HE WAS A PRETTY LIKABLE FELLOW.))
[SUPER=01-Wanda Harris/Neighbor; :00 QUICK]
[SUPER=01-Kenny Kaye/Mobile Home Park Owner; :05]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=go to sleep.]
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[VO-NAT]


Kenny Kaye owns the mobile home park where Streeter had been doing maintenance work.
He says he let Streeter stay in the trailer rent free for the past few days, because he didn't have a place to live.

(------------)[7-11Pig-Kissing]



[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AMCutins]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=00-18 TC48:35]
[GRAPHIC=None]


On a lighter note, Sanville Elementary School students in Henry County got to watch their principal kiss a pig.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=nat kids]

((KISS THE PIG, KISS THE PIG))
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.;]
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=kiss the pig. DOUBLE OUT!!!!]
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[VO-NAT]


Principal Debbie Nemec (NEM-ick) promised she would kiss a pig if the students met their reading goal of 638-thousand minutes. The students actually exceeded the goal and so Principal Nemec paid up.
She says this is an incentive that works and makes the students excited about reading.
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[7Weather]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AMCutins]
[WRITER=don]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]

Taking a break from the news to check the forecast.... Expect today to be cloudy, breezy and cool with highs only reaching the upper 60's.. Clouds will linger on through the night with lows dipping to the upper 40's...




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[45-11Pigeon-Problem]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AMCutins]
[WRITER=tfl]
[TAPE#=00-]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The sky might NOT be the limit when it comes to solving a pigeon problem...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; ]

For years, the Roanoke city health department has dealt with complaints about pigeon droppings downtown. Now, they are checking into an innovative suggestion to stop the birds from landing on ledges and roofs.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT tc 00:02:46]
[IN Q=We had a reader]

((DICK TABB/ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH MANAGER: WE HAD A READER I BELIEVE FROM WASHINGTON DC WHO SUGGESTED WE USE A BLUE PAINT ON LEDGES AND THE TOPS OF BUILDINGS THAT HE HAD INFORMATION THAT THIS WOULD ACTUALLY REPEL PIGEONS AND WE DON'T HAVE THAT CONFIRMED YET.))
[SUPER=01-Dick Tabb/Environmental Health Manager; ]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=confirmed yet.]
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[VO-NAT]

The idea is, the pigeons won't land on the sky blue painted areas because they think it IS the sky. The pigeons are a health concern because they carry diseases and their droppings can cause lung infections in humans.


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[45-11City-Council]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AMCutins]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=00-15 TC 34:18]
[GRAPHIC=Noel Taylor]


The late Reverend Noel Taylor served as Roanoke's mayor for nearly two decades.
Now it's fitting that city hall will be named in his honor.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


A committee made that recommendation, and yesterday city council approved the tribute to Roanoke's longtime mayor.

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[SOT]
[IN Q=He was such an outstanding human being]

((JIMMY HARVEY: OUTSTANDING HUMAN BEING, SUCH A GREAT LEADER OF THIS CITY, AND DESERVES EXACTLY WHAT COUNCIL JUST DID FOR HIM.)) ((ALL HOLLAND: HE WAS THE TYPE OF MAN WHO WOULD LAUGH OFTEN AND WORK HARD. AND HE TRIED TO LEAVE THE WORLD JUST A LITTLE BETTER THAN THE DAY HE MET IT.)) ((ELIZABETH BOWLES: HE JUST REALLY LOVED THE CITY AND THE CITIZENS OF ROANOKE AND I THINK IT'S A GREAT OPPORTUNITY WE HAVE TO GIVE THAT TRIBUTE TO HIM.))
[SUPER=01-Jimmy Harvey/Former Council Member; :00]
[SUPER=01-Al Holland/Committee Chairman; :11]
[SUPER=01-Elizabeth Bowles/Former Council Member; :21]
[RUNS=:28]
[OUT Q=that tribute to him.]
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


City council has also commissioned a portrait of Taylor that will hang in the lobby of the Municipal Building.

[45-11Odyssey]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AMCutins]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=500-05 TC1:12:14]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Six Crystal Spring Elementary School students took first place in an international problem solving competition called Odyssey of the Mind.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


This year's theme was shrinking.... the students created a skit and a weight-bearing wood structure that reflected that theme.
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[SOT]
[IN Q= We thought a cancer could]

((WE THOUGHT A CANCER COULD SHRINK AND THERE ARE TWO PARTS; ONE PART A PROFESSOR THINKS THAT HE SHRUNK IT WITH ALL OF HIS MEDICINE, AND THEN THESE THREE CELLS SHRUNK IT BY USING THEIR CREATIVE MINDS TO SHRINK IT.))
[SUPER=01-Anne Tyler Feldmann/Odyssey of the Mind Winner]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=minds to shrink it.]
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[VO-NAT]


The students say the shrinking cancer is diagnosed when a child turns into an adult. Jimmy Gilmore's character thought he shrunk the cancer.
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[SOT]
[IN Q= I'm the best]

((I'M THE BEST DOCTOR, DON'T YOU THINK CLASS, IF I GRADED OTHER DOCTORS, MOST WOULDN'T EVEN PASS.))
[SUPER=01-Jimmy Gilmore/Mind Odyssey Winner]
[RUNS=:06]
[OUT Q=wouldn't even pass.]
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[VO-NAT]


The students beat out 34 teams from around the world to take first place.
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[45Weather]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AMCutins]
[WRITER=don]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


Taking a moment now to check the forecast....
Cloudy, breezy, and cool with highs struggling to reach 70.
Tonight looks partly cloudy with lows near 50.
The five day outlook looks nice... partly sunny with pleasant highs warming into the 80s.


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[ESS C] (EXTENDED)

[8-11Chase-Fatal]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AMCutins]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=00-10 TC1:42:04]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident]

A teenager may face charges after his reckless driving claimed the life of his friend over the weekend.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rocky Mount;]

Police say 18-year-old Josh Fralin drove more than 100 miles an hour through downtown Rocky Mount just after midnight Friday-- trying to ditch police. Fralin came over this hill and lost control, hitting a telephone pole, uprooting three trees and landing in a ravine.

Police say they quit chasing Fralin a mile before he crashed.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 10:03:39]
[IN Q=You've got to keep]

((YOU'VE GOT TO KEEP THE PUBLIC IN MIND BE IT GOING JUST TO A CALL OR IF YOU'RE ACTUALLY TRYING TO STOP A VEHICLE. THE DRIVER DID THIS. HE WAITED AND WITHIN FOUR TENTHS OF A MILE HE CHOSE NOT TO PURSUE THE VEHICLE ANY FURTHER.))
[SUPER=01-R. B. Jenkins/Rocky Mount Police Chief;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=any further]
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[VO-NAT]

Fralin suffered only scrapes but his friend, 16-year-old A-J Perdue, died later Saturday morning. Neither one was wearing a seatbelt, and police say they may have been drinking.
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[8-11Floyd-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AMCutins]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=00-]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Fire]


A burning cigarette may have been responsible for the fire that killed a man in Floyd County over the weekend.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Floyd Co.;]


Authorities have NOT confirmed the man's identity but neighbors say he was Brian Streeter.
The 44- year old was found dead inside a burning mobile home in Batman Thumper Village Sunday morning.
The trailer did NOT have electricity.
Investigators believe the victim was smoking and fell asleep.
Wanda Harris lives next door and called 9-1-1.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 00:27:55....00:35:41]
[IN Q=He was ]

((WANDA HARRIS/NEIGHBOR: HE WAS BIG HELP TO ME, HE WAS JUST A GOOD FRIEND AND HAD A GOOD HEART. KENNY KAYE/MOBILE HOME PARK OWNER: I LIKED HIM, HE'D BEEN HELPING ME OUT FOR ABOUT SIX OR SEVEN MONTHS NOW AND HE WAS A PRETTY LIKABLE FELLOW.))
[SUPER=01-Wanda Harris/Neighbor; :00 QUICK]
[SUPER=01-Kenny Kaye/Mobile Home Park Owner; :05]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=likable fellow]
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[VO-NAT]


Kenny Kaye owns the mobile home park where Streeter had been doing maintenance work.
He says he let Streeter stay in the trailer rent free for the past few days, because he didn't have a place to live.

(------------)[8-11City-Council]



[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AMCutins]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=00-15 TC 34:18]
[GRAPHIC=Noel Taylor]


The late Reverend Noel Taylor will be memorialized with his name being placed on city hall.
Taylor served on Roanoke City Council for more than 20 years.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


A committee made that recommendation, and yesterday city council approved the tribute to Roanoke's longtime mayor.

(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=He was such an outstanding human being]

((JIMMY HARVEY: OUTSTANDING HUMAN BEING, SUCH A GREAT LEADER OF THIS CITY, AND DESERVES EXACTLY WHAT COUNCIL JUST DID FOR HIM.)) ((ALL HOLLAND: HE WAS THE TYPE OF MAN WHO WOULD LAUGH OFTEN AND WORK HARD. AND HE TRIED TO LEAVE THE WORLD JUST A LITTLE BETTER THAN THE DAY HE MET IT.)) ((ELIZABETH BOWLES: HE JUST REALLY LOVED THE CITY AND THE CITIZENS OF ROANOKE AND I THINK IT'S A GREAT OPPORTUNITY WE HAVE TO GIVE THAT TRIBUTE TO HIM.))
[SUPER=01-Jimmy Harvey/Former Council Member; :00]
[SUPER=01-Al Holland/Committee Chairman; :11]
[SUPER=01-Elizabeth Bowles/Former Council Member; :21]
[RUNS=:28]
[OUT Q=that tribute to him.]
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


City council has also commissioned a portrait of Taylor that will hang in the lobby of the Municipal Building.

[8Weather]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AMCutins]
[WRITER=don]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


Time again to look at today's weather....
Cloudy, breezy, and cool today with highs around 70.
Becoming partly cloudy tonight with lows dropping to near 50.
The five day outlook is pleasant.. partly sunny with pleasant highs warming into the 80s.


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