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An accident is tying up traffic in the southbound lanes of Interstate 81 this morning in Botetourt County. the tie-up is north of the scales and just south of the 150 mile marker.
There is little information to pass along, but state police say one lane of traffic is open.
Be prepared for delays if you are traveling in that direction.



[7-11Chapman]


[ANCHOR=Joe]
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A family is speaking out against a Radford man's sentence for conspiring to kill a judge.
Family members of Derrick Chapman say they're outraged at the conviction and 30 year prison sentence he received.
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Prosecutors say Chapman was hired by his friend Christopher DeMoranville to kill Montgomery County Circuit Judge Ray Grubbs and DeMoranville's parents for two million dollars. But while DeMoranville was in jail on another charge he told authorities he wasn't serious about the assassinations - and that Chapman meant to go through with it. On Thursday, DeMoranville was sentenced to probation. Chapman, on the other hand, was sentenced to 30 years in prison.
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((CALVIN CHAPMAN: THEY WERE OUT TO GET DERRICK THERE'S NO WAY THAT DERRICK SHOULD HAVE GOTTEN 30 YEARS AND CHRIS NOT GET A DAY IN JAIL. I DON'T CARE HOW YOU LOOK AT IT IT'S NOT FAIR IT'S NOT JUSTICE, NO WHERE IN THE LAND.))
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The Chapman family says it plans to appeal the sentence and fight to the Supreme Court if they have to.
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The new emergency room at the Lewis Gale Medical Center is ready for business after a year of construction.
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Yesterday, the hospital held an open house to allow visitors to tour the facility.
The new E-R is twice as large as the old one.
Hospital officials say that will mean more comfort for patients.
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((DR. MARK TRIPP/DIRECTOR OF EMERGENCY SERVICES: THE BIG THING WAS OVERCROWDING, ON ANY BUSY SUNDAY OR MONDAY, WE WOULD HAVE MULTIPLE PATIENTS LINE UP IN THE HALLS WITH NO PRIVACY, THIS WAY WE'VE GOT MORE, SPACE AND MORE PLACES TO EXAMINE PATIENTS))
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The new emergency room has a circular driveway to make it easier for EMS workers to unload patients.
The Medical Center also plans to house a radiology department in the facility within the next six months.
The emergency room will officially open its doors at Midnight, Wednesday.
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In your local forecast, periods of rain today with a some thunderstorms likely, look for a high in the upper 60's, nearing 70. Tonight, showers continue, the mercury reaching just to the lower 60's tomorrow. Taking a look at the extended forecast now... clearing on wednesday... with the prospect of a pleasant weekend ahead...
I'll be back with more news in half an hour

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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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An accident on Interstate 81 in Botetourt County is tying up traffic in the southbound lanes this morning. It happened around 7... just north of the scales and just south of the 150 mile marker.
State Police say several accidents have happened at this location. We don't know if there are serious injuries.
The southbound entrance ramp from Route 220 to Interstate 81 is blocked at this time to prevent vehicles from entering the Interstate.
State Police are asking motorists to avoid this area and take a different route.




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[ANCHOR=Joe]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=jsu]
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After a year of construction the new emergency room at the Lewis Gale Medical Center is ready for business.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]


Yesterday, the hospital held an open house to allow visitors to tour the facility.
The new E-R is twice as large as the old one.
Hospital officials say that will mean more comfort for patients.
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[SOT15:29:26]
[IN Q=The big thing was]

((DR. MARK TRIPP/DIRECTOR OF EMERGENCY SERVICES: THE BIG THING WAS OVERCROWDING, ON ANY BUSY SUNDAY OR MONDAY, WE WOULD HAVE MULTIPLE PATIENTS LINE UP IN THE HALLS WITH NO PRIVACY, THIS WAY WE'VE GOT MORE, SPACE AND MORE PLACES TO EXAMINE PATIENTS))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Mark Tripp/Director of Emergency Services]
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[OUT Q=the patients]
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[VO-NAT]


The new emergency room has a circular driveway to make it easier for EMS workers to unload patients.
The Medical Center also plans to house a radiology department in the facility within the next six months.
The emergency room will officially open its doors at Midnight, Wednesday.
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[45-11Chapman]


[ANCHOR=Joe]
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[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=00-15; TC 1:42:28]
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The family of a Radford man sentenced to 30 years in prison for conspiring to kill a judge is speaking out.
Relatives of Derrick Chapman say they're outraged at the conviction and sentence he received.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford/File Tape;]

Prosecutors say Chapman was hired by his friend Christopher DeMoranville to kill Montgomery County Circuit Judge Ray Grubbs and DeMoranville's parents for two million dollars. But while DeMoranville was in jail on another charge he told authorities he wasn't serious about the murdrs- and that Chapman meant to go through with it. On Thursday, DeMoranville was sentenced to probation. Chapman, on the other hand, was sentenced to 30 years in prison.
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[SOT 1:39:10]
[IN Q=They were]

((CALVIN CHAPMAN: THEY WERE OUT TO GET DERRICK THERE'S NO WAY THAT DERRICK SHOULD HAVE GOTTEN 30 YEARS AND CHRIS NOT GET A DAY IN JAIL. I DON'T CARE HOW YOU LOOK AT IT IT'S NOT FAIR IT'S NOT JUSTICE, NO WHERE IN THE LAND.))
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[VO-NAT]

Members of Chapman's family say they plan to appeal the sentence and fight to the Supreme Court if they have to.
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Taking a look at the local forecast this morning...
We have a flash flood watch in effect for most of the region
Rain today, may be heavy at times with a chance of thunderstorms. Today's high will approach 70 degrees. Tonight, the showers continue, with tempertatures dropping into the lower 60's.
In the extended forecast... skies should start to clear out on Wednesday... with pleasant weather for the rest of the week... and prospect of a dry weekend. I'll be back with more news in 30 minutes.

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A series of accidents on Interstate 81 in Botetourt County tied up traffic in the southbound lanes this morning, but police say the area is now clear. It happened around 7... just north of the scales and just south of the 150 mile marker. According to police, 5 separate accidents happened in that stretch of interstate, early reports blame hydroplaning for at least one of the accidents. State police blocked the southbound entrance ramp from Route 220 to Interstate 81 to prevent vehicles from entering the Interstate, that has also re-opened. We have no reports of serious injury at this time.



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[ANCHOR=Joe]
[NEWSCAST=AN Cutins]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=00-15; TC 1:42:28]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Family members of Derrick Chapman say they're outraged at the conviction and sentence he received for conspiring to kill a judge.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford/File Tape;]

Prosecutors say Chapman was hired by his friend Christopher DeMoranville to kill Montgomery County Circuit Judge Ray Grubbs and DeMoranville's parents for two million dollars. But while DeMoranville was in jail on another charge he told authorities he wasn't serious about the assassinations - and that Chapman meant to go through with it. On Thursday, DeMoranville was sentenced to probation. Chapman, on the other hand, was sentenced to 30 years in prison.
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[SOT 1:39:10]
[IN Q=They were]

((CALVIN CHAPMAN: THEY WERE OUT TO GET DERRICK THERE'S NO WAY THAT DERRICK SHOULD HAVE GOTTEN 30 YEARS AND CHRIS NOT GET A DAY IN JAIL. I DON'T CARE HOW YOU LOOK AT IT IT'S NOT FAIR IT'S NOT JUSTICE, NO WHERE IN THE LAND.))
[SUPER=01-Calvin Chapman/Derrick Chapman's Father]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=in the land]
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[VO-NAT]

The Chapman family says it plans to appeal the sentence and fight to the Supreme Court if they have to.
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[8-2-11Emergency-Room]


[ANCHOR=Joe]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=00-18 TC 1:37:55]
[GRAPHIC=Lewis Gale Hospital]

Lewis Gale Medical Center has a new emergency room and its ready for business.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]


Yesterday, the hospital held an open house to allow visitors to tour the facility.
The new E-R is twice as large as the old one.
Hospital officials say that will mean more comfort for patients.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT15:29:26]
[IN Q=The big thing was]

((DR. MARK TRIPP/DIRECTOR OF EMERGENCY SERVICES: THE BIG THING WAS OVERCROWDING, ON ANY BUSY SUNDAY OR MONDAY, WE WOULD HAVE MULTIPLE PATIENTS LINE UP IN THE HALLS WITH NO PRIVACY, THIS WAY WE'VE GOT MORE, SPACE AND MORE PLACES TO EXAMINE PATIENTS))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Mark Tripp/Director of Emergency Services]
[RUNS=18]
[OUT Q=the patients]
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[VO-NAT]


The new emergency room has a circular driveway to make it easier for EMS workers to unload patients.
The Medical Center also plans to house a radiology department in the facility within the next six months.
The emergency room will officially open its doors at Midnight, Wednesday.
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[ANCHOR=Joe]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#none]
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A wet day ahead... with most of our viewing area under a flash flood watch today. We're expecting rain today, heavy at times, with a chance of thunderstorms. The high will reach the upper 60's. Tonight, the showers continue, with temperatures dropping into the lower 60's. Taking a look at the extended forecast now... The skies should clear on Wednesday... with dry weather for the rest of the week. Thanks for watching... I'll be back with the latest news at noon.

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