[7-Stabbing]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=00-53; 15:57]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]

A 17-year-old girl made a court appearance yesterday to face charges that she killed a Roanoke woman.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Tuesday]


Prosecutors say Nastassia Nakita Brown stabbed and killed 22-year old Monique Swain early Tuesday morning.
Family members say Swain died while shielding her younger sister from Brown, in a dispute about Brown's ex-boyfriend.
The Prosecutor says Brown will automatically be tried as an adult.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=There is a statue\16:58:49]

((MELVIN HILL-ASST. COMMONWEALTH ATTORNEY: THERE IS A STATUE THAT STATES IF AN INDIVIDUAL IS CHARGED OVER 14 AND CHARGED WITH CERTAIN CRIMES, MURDER BEING ONE OF THEM. THEN THE INITIAL HEARING IN JUVENILE COURT BECOMES A PRELIMINARY HEARING AND THE JUDGE DECIDING IF IT IS SENT TO THE GRAND JURY. OBVIOUSLY, IN CIRCUIT COURT WHERE THE DEFENDANT WILL BE TRIED AS AN ADULT.))
[SUPER=01-Melvin Hill/Prosecutor;]
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[OUT Q=Tried as an adult\16:59:07]
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[VO-NAT]

The judge appointed a public defender in Brown's case and scheduled a hearing for January 9th.
She is being held without bail.
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[7-Dominion-Power]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Customers could see higher electrical bills from Dominion Virginia Power next year. The State Corporation Commission is letting the utility pass along higher fuel costs to homeowners and businesses.
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[TAKE PINNACLE 1008]
The typical residential customer now pays about 80 dollars a month for electricity. [TAKE PINNACLE 1009]
That will go up to just over 83 dollars, an increase of about three and a half percent.
The S-C-C will be holding hearings to decide if the fuel increase is justified. If not, customers will get refunds.
(XXXXXXXXX)


[7-Henry-Fatal]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=mce]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident]

A North Carolina man was killed on Route 220 in Henry county. State police say 57-year-old Gary Lee Fish was turning left onto 220 yesterday afternoon when his vehicle was struck by an oncoming pick-up. Fish was killed .. His wife was taken to the hospital - her condition isn't known. Also an accident in Pittsylvania County yesterday morning killed a 21-year-old Rustburg man. State police say Nathan Asher Neel was heading South on Route 29 when he hit the median. Neel was ejected from his car .. He was pronounced dead at Lynchburg General.

[7-Bedford-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=00-43;1:16:23]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]

Police say speeding caused a tractor trailer to overturn on Highway 501 in Bedford County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co./Yesterday;]

The chip truck had been taking a downhill turn yesterday when it tipped over into the oncoming lane of traffic. No one was injured. Emergency crews closed the road early yesterday afternoon to right the rig.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Usually when a...]

((USUALLY WHEN A TRUCK OVERTURNS LIKE THIS YOU HAVE A LOT OF DIESEL FUEL SPILLING AND STUFF AND WE'RE ON A DOWNHILL SLOPE, SO WE WAS A LITTLE CONCERNED ABOUT THAT BUT RIGHT NOW THE TANKS ARE SEALED UP AND DOIN' JUST FINE.))
[SUPER=01-Perry Karnes/Boonesboro Fire Department;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=...doin' just fine.]
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[VO-NAT]

The truck driver was cited for taking the curve too quickly.
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[7WEATHER]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#none]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Turning to weather now--
Partly sunny and windy today with highs of 30 to 35...

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[45-Lynchburg-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mce]
[TAPE#=00-46; 39:36]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]

Fire officials are investigating the cause of a fire at a Lynchburg medical center.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]

Firefighters were called to Physicians Treatment Center on Sheffield Drive shortly after 6 yesterday evening. They quickly extinguished flames coming from the backside of the building. Employees were evacuated .. No one was injured.
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[45-BV-Heads]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=00-]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Three former presidents do NOT have a home in Buena Vista.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Buena Vista/September; ]

Abraham Lincoln, William Henry Harrison and Zachary Taylor have made their home in Buena Vista for the past four months. The giant busts were loaned to the city by the developer of a presidential theme park which will open next year. Last week, the director of Buena Vista's parks and recreation department wrote to Everette Newman hoping to make the busts a permanent part of Glen Maury Park. Newman says the busts can NOT stay.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[ss=None]

They'll be moved to his theme park in York County in the spring. But Newman says he is interested in meeting with city leaders about developing a theme park of famous Virginians.

[45-First-Night]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=kth]
[TAPE#=00-52; 59:09]
[GRAPHIC=New Years]

Blacksburg will have its own countdown for the New Year.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg]

This is the first year Blacksburg will have a First Night celebration for New Years. Town officials agree that the crowd size may be smaller than they hoped, since many fans are heading south to the Gator Bowl. But, they say the celebration will still be a blast.
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[SOT:14:52-:15:00]
[IN Q=WE'RE LOOKING FORWARD]

((HEATHER BROWNING/BLACKSBURGSPOKESPERSON; WE'RE LOOKING FORWARD TO IT AND I THINK THEY CAN EXPECT A LOT OF EXCITEMENT A LOT OF LIVE MUSIC AND JUST SOMETHING VERY DIFFERENT FOR THE TOWN OF BLACKSBURG ON NEW YEAR'S EVE.))
[SUPER=01-Heather Browning/Blacksburg Spokesperson]
[RUNS=8]
[OUT Q=ON NEW YEAR'S EVE.]
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[VO-NAT]

You'll need a button to get into the event. They can be purchased at the Blacksburg Post Office. The celebration starts at seven and will last til midnight, ending with fireworks.
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[45-Gator-Bet]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=kth]
[TAPE#=00-40; 2:00]
[GRAPHIC=Gator Bowl]

The Mayor of Blacksburg is betting Virginia Tech can whip Clemson in Monday afternoon's Gator Bowl.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg]

Mayor Roger Hedgepeth made a friendly call to Clemson's mayor, checking to make sure the bet between the two was still on. If the Hokies win the Gator Bowl, government officials in Clemson will have to wear Tech jersey's to their public meetings. The same is true for Blacksburg if Clemson wins.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT :11:27-:11:41]
[IN Q=OUR MANAGER]

((ROGER HEDGEPETH/MAYOR OF BLACKSBURG; OUR MANAGER AND THE STAFF, THEY THINK OF A LOT OF FUN THINGS TO MAKE LOCAL GOVERNMENT INTERESTING AND SO IT GERMINATED SOMEWHERE HERE IN THE TOWN HALL THROUGH THE STAFF.))
[SUPER=01-Roger Hedgepeth/Blacksburg Mayor]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=THROUGH THE STAFF]
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[VO-NAT]

This is the second year Mayor Hedgepeth has made the bet. Last year, Blacksburg town council members had to wear Florida state jersey's after Tech's loss in the Sugar Bowl.
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[45WEATHER]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#none]
[GRAPHIC=none]
Let's check the Thursday forecast again---


Partly sunny and windy today with highs of 30 to 35...


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[8-Stabbing]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=00-53; 15:57]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A 17- year- old girl will face trial as an adult in the alleged murder of a Roanoke woman.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Tuesday]


Prosecutors say Nastassia Nakita Brown stabbed and killed 22-year old Monique Swain early Tuesday morning.
Family members say Swain died while shielding her younger sister from Brown, in a dispute about Brown's ex-boyfriend.
The Prosecutor says Brown will automatically be tried as an adult.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=There is a statue\16:58:49]

((MELVIN HILL-ASST. COMMONWEALTH ATTORNEY: THERE IS A STATUE THAT STATES IF AN INDIVIDUAL IS CHARGED OVER 14 AND CHARGED WITH CERTAIN CRIMES, MURDER BEING ONE OF THEM. THEN THE INITIAL HEARING IN JUVENILE COURT BECOMES A PRELIMINARY HEARING AND THE JUDGE DECIDING IF IT IS SENT TO THE GRAND JURY. OBVIOUSLY, IN CIRCUIT COURT WHERE THE DEFENDANT WILL BE TRIED AS AN ADULT.))
[SUPER=01-Melvin Hill/Prosecutor;]
[RUNS=18]
[OUT Q=Tried as an adult\16:59:07]
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[VO-NAT]

The judge appointed a public defender in Brown's case and scheduled a hearing for January 9th.
She is being held without bail.
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[8-Clifton-Forge]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=00-41; 1:32:39]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Whether or not Clifton Forge will revert to town status-- it won't happen until city officials hear from residents.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Clifton Forge/May;]

A three judge panel will hear from citizens as well as attorneys for the city of Clifton Forge and Alleghany County. The panel is expected to render a decision before February eighth. If the judges approve a reversion agreement, voters in Clifton Forge will vote on the issue in the spring. The meeting will be held next Tuesday at two in Alleghany County Circuit Court in Covington.
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[8-Lynchburg-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mce]
[TAPE#=00-46; 39:36]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]


No word yet on the cause of a fire at a Lynchburg medical center.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]

Firefighters were called to Physicians Treatment Center on Sheffield Drive shortly after 6 yesterday evening. They quickly extinguished flames coming from the backside of the building. Employees were evacuated .. No one was injured.
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[8-Holiday-Hangover]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=00-49; 34:45]
[GRAPHIC=Christmas Shopping]


The Christmas presents are opened, but the credit card bills have yet to arrive.
Financial experts have some advice on how to cope with the holiday shopping hangover...
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[PRE PRO]
The Consumer Credit Counseling service says stop charging until all of your balances are paid.
Total up holiday charges to get a clear picture of holiday debt.
Develop a repayment plan, consider a part-time job.
Always pay off cards with highest interest first.
And finally, budget for next year. [END PRE PRO]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


After holiday sales aren't so easy to budget for.
So holiday shoppers can turn to the Counseling Service for a debt payment plan.
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[tc:00:39:20 tape: cccs]
[SOT]
[IN Q=This is for people]

((STEVE PUBLICOVER/CCCS: THIS IS FOR PEOPLE WHO HAVE GOTTEN THEMSELVES INTO A LOT OF CREDIT TROUBLE WHO ARE NOT ABLE TO MAKE PAYMENTS AS THEY'RE CONTRACTED TO, AND THIS COULD BE FOR A VARIETY OF REASONS.))
[SUPER=01-Steve Publicover/CCCS]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=variety of reasons.]
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[PRE PRO PAGE 2]
If you're interested you can call the Counseling Service at 366-2227.
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[8WEATHER]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#none]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Checking your forecast now--
We'll see some sunshine today... with windy weather continuing....
Highs in the low to mid 30s.

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