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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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More violence on the streets of Roanoke--
A 24- year- old man is in the hospital after being shot several times in the chest last night.
Meanwhile, the religious community is reaching out, in hopes of stopping the recent series of shootings.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And the Israelis and Palestinians inch closer to re- starting peace negotiations.
[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Plus, we'll find out the effects of a Solar Max.
Join us in just a moment, for News 7 Mornin.

[11Shooting-Roanoke]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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A man was shot several times in the chest while driving down a Roanoke street.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

24 year old Randy Cabbler, of Northwest Roanoke, told police he was driving down Staunton Avenue Northwest around 6:45 last night when someone repeatedly fired at him for several blocks.
Police say Cabbler managed to drive to the intersection of 5th and Orange Avenue when a tire on his car blew out. Cabbler apparently ran to a Holiday Inn Express at the intersection of Orange Avenue.
Cabbler's condition is not being released this morning. There's no word on a suspect.
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[11Reverend-Crime]


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With the recent rash of violence in Roanoke, one local minister says its time for the community to wake up - and find out what needs to be done to stop the violence. Meredyth Censullo reports.
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[IN Q=Four murders...]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape; :00]
[SUPER=07-Rev. Levi Dent; :46]
[SUPER=@Meredyth2;1:25]
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[OUT Q=news 7, Roanoke]

((4 murders since Christmas Eve .. 18-year-old Reaco Hilton shot to death at a Roanoke convenience store .. 2 others shot the next day, possibly in retaliation. Monique Swain stabbed to death the day after Christmas - allegedly by a 17-year-old girl Edward Anderson found dead New Years Eve at a local motel .. the woman he lived with charged with murder. And Charlene Ramsey, gunned down Tuesday in broad daylight - her friend, Rodney Basham, recovering from surgery after being shot several times. And then theres the 14-year-old girl who lost her life to a gun, possibly an accident, at this apartment complex New Years Eve.

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[SOT @ 6:55 - 7:03]
[IN Q=And I'm here...]

((REV. LEVI DENT: AND I'M HERE TO APPEAL, TO SEE WHAT CAN BE DONE...I'M ASKIN THEM TO STOP THE VIOLENCE...STOP THE VIOLENCE.))
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[OUT Q=violence...stop the violence.]


Reverend Levi Dent operates an outreach ministry .. He's concerned about what appears to be a rising number of violent crimes - especially among Roanoke's younger generations.

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[SOT 10:26 - 10:41]
[IN Q=Once a person...]

((ONCE A PERSON LOSES THE AMBITION TO BE SOMEBODY, THEN THEY LOSE RESPECT FOR YOU AND FOR ME .. AND I'LL BE FRANK WITH YOU - ITS GETTING SCARED - ITS GETTING SCARY AND WE'RE JUST ABOUT HELD HOSTAGE IN OUR OWN COMMUNITY.))
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[OUT Q=our community.]


Dent says he's worried Roanoke's youth think "to die is to be a hero" - he wants to change that mindset. And he says he'll take his message to the streets.

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[SOT 9:31 - 9:35]
[IN Q=There's enough...]

((THERES ENOUGH KILLING...ENOUGH BLOODSHED...ITS ENOUGH. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.))
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[OUT Q=enough is enough.]


Meredyth Censullo, News 7, Roanoke. ))

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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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In Southern California, the enemy is fire.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Alpine, CA;]


Firefighters say they've contained only about 10- percent of the dangerous brush fire burning near San Diego.
No estimate as to when they'll have the blaze under control.
Hundreds of people have been evacuated from their homes because of the fast-moving wildfire.
The flames have scorched nearly six thousand acres, and destroyed at least four luxury homes.
One fire official says the highs winds and dry brush in the area are making for the "absolutely worst fire conditions imaginable."
The cause of the wildfire is still unknown.
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[Mideast-Peace]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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President Clinton is battling against the clock as he continues trying to build a Mideast peace agreement.
He leaves office in 16 days.
Israel plans to send a peace negotiator back to Washington, but there are still major sticking points between Israelis and Palestinians.
Israel's Cabinet indicated yesterday that it might be willing to resume peace talks.
That after Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat gave a qualified "yes" to Mr. Clinton's proposals.

[Economy]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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President- Elect Bush is praising the Federal Reserve's decision to cut interest rates by half a point.
But he says that's just the first step in jump- starting the economy.
The real boost-- he says-- will come from his massive tax cut plan.
Terisa Estacio reports from Bush's economic summit in Texas.
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[SUPER=03-Austin, TX; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jack Welch/General Electric Chairman; :43]
[SUPER=01-Steve Forbes/Forbes Magazine; 1:16]
[SUPER=01-Terisa Estacio/Reporting; 1:23]
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((

President Elect George W. Bush claims bold moves are needed to stimulate a slowing economy. To help him make those moves he invited some of the countries most powerful business leaders to meet him in Austin, Texas.

Sot/nat sot Bush.


And Bush also got some help from the Federal Reserve. It cut interest rates by a half a point...that in turn helped boost the stock the market.

(sot )
(President Elect Bush )
(incue; I am pleased the Fed cut rates. I think it is a strong

statement that measures must be taken to make sure the economy doesn t go into a tailspin)
(tc: 13 47 06 )


General Electric Chairman Jack Welch echoed the president elect's support of the Fed's action. Sot: Welch. ( we had a chance to rejoice over Mr. Greenspans action at lunch)
Other measures were discussed to help prop up a possible slowing of the economy. Mr. Bush they must include his proposed 1.3 trillion dollar tax cut- a key part of his campaign for the White House.

(sot )Bush)
(incue: When I am sworn into office I intend to ask congress to work

with us and help with a tax reform and reduction)

sot: Stephen Forbes: (you cannot take a good economy for granted...

they did that in Washington...the Bush plan will put it back together.

(Standup)


))

[11State-Budget]


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Virginia residents are getting a chance to voice their concerns on the state budget before the General Assembly convenes this month.
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[VO-NAT]
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House and Senate finance committees are holding public hearings across the state this week to gather citizen input on possible budget amendments.
Nearly 50 people spoke up in Rustburg yesterday on topics ranging from tourism to expanding passenger rail transportation.
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[SOT 18:14:45]
[IN Q=As more American]

((REX HAMMOND/LYNCHBURG CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: AS MORE AMERICAN CITIES ENCOUNTER GRIDLOCK, POOR AIR QUALITY AND CRIPPLING COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH BUILDING OUR NATIONAL HIGHWAY SYSTEM, EXPANDING PASSENGER RAIL SERVICE IS AN IDEA WHOSE TIME HAS COME.))
[SUPER=01-Rex Hammond/Lynchburg Chamber of Commerce; ]
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[OUT Q=time has come.]
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[VO-NAT]


Local educators also want lawmakers to find more money for teachers.
Governor Gilmore's 48- billion dollar budget does "not" include anything for teacher pay raises.
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[11Pain-Management]


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Hospitals will now be required to make pain relief a top priority when treating patients.
That's because The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations will be holding them accountable to new pain standards.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Vinton]


Dan Pellitteri says getting adequate treatment for his chronic pain has made all the difference.
Pellitteri crushed his vertebrae in a motorcycle accident -- and now has a metal cage in his back.
He could barely move before going to a pain specialist.
But now he takes (oxy-contin) oxycontin and says that's helped make his pain bearable.
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[SOT4:16:09]
[IN Q=I'm able to get up, take care]

((I'M ABLE TO GET UP, TAKE CARE OF MY KIDS. I MEAN FROM BEING IN A BODY BRACE, NOT ABLE TO DO ANYTHING I WAS SOLELY DEPENDENT ON MY WIFE FOR EVERYTHING))
[SUPER=07-Dan Pellitteri]
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[OUT Q=for everything]
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Doctor Jack Hutcheson says pain management is a major factor both in terms of helping patients heal and for assessing quality of life.
And he says the standards should help doctors treat pain more effectively.
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[IN Q=I believe what this will]

(( I BELIEVE WHAT THIS WILL DO IT WILL ENCOURAGE PHYSICIANS TO FEEL MORE FREE ABOUT ADEQUATELY TREATING PAIN AND REGARDING PAIN AS MAJOR PORTION OF THE CARE OF THE ONGOING CHRONIC PAIN PATIENT ))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Jack Hutcheson/Carilion Oncologist]
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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The commission will monitor the hospitals. Those that fail to implement the new standards could lose their accreditation.

[Health-Check]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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In other medical news, eating less salt can help lower your blood pressure.

Melissa McDermott has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
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[SUPER=01-Melissa McDermott/Reporting; :00 ]
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((Information:
ONCAM=MELISSA

((on cam)) DO YOU WANT TO LOWER YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE? THEN STAY AWAY FROM SALT.

VT=VO

((vo)) THAT'S THE RECOMMENDATION OF A NEW STUDY IN THIS WEEK'S NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE.
DOCTORS FOUND THAT PATIENTS WHO CUT BACK ON SODIUM SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCED THEIR BLOOD PRESSURE.
THE BENEFITS WERE EVEN SEEN IN PEOPLE WHO DIDN'T EAT A HEALTHY DIET.
RESEARCH HAS SHOWN THAT PEOPLE WITH HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE ARE AT A GREATER RISK OF DEVELOPING HEART DISEASE OR HAVING A STROKE.

VT=VO

((vo)) NEW MOMS MAY WANT TO THINK TWICE BEFORE EATING MEAT.
A STUDY FROM JAPAN FINDS THAT DIOXIN LEVELS IN BREAST MILK ARE HIGHER IN WOMEN WHO CONSUME LARGE AMOUNTS OF MEAT.
DIOXIN IS AN INDUSTRIAL BY PRODUCT CREATED BY CAR EMISSIONS AND THE BURNING OF WASTE.
IT'S BEEN LINKED TO BIRTH DEFECTS, CANCER AND OTHER HEALTH PROBLEMS.

ONCAM=MELISSA

((melissa)) AND THAT'S A LOOK AT THE DAY IN HEALTH. I'M MELISSA MCDERMOTT, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))


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[SUPER=#4049; Morning Headlines]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Here's a look at today's top stories.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


It's becoming an all-too-familiar story--
Roanoke Police are investigating another shooting. Last night, a Northwest Roanoke man was shot several times in the chest while driving down a street.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


The Roanoke Express's former general manager is indicted for embezzling funds from the hockey team.
A Grand Jury handed up a pair of three- count indictments ... one against Tony Mancuso, and the other against his assistant, James (Higgin-both-um) Higginbotham.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And you can now call him "Senator Allen"--
George Allen was one of 11 new U-S Senators sworn in yesterday afternoon.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Thursday, January 4th .
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.



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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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Roanoke Police are investigating another shooting. Last night, a man was shot several times in the chest while driving down a Roanoke street.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

24 year old Randy Cabbler, of Northwest Roanoke, told police he was driving down Staunton Avenue Northwest around 6:45 last night when someone repeatedly fired at him for several blocks.
Police say Cabbler managed to drive to the intersection of 5th and Orange Avenue when a tire on his car blew out. Cabbler apparently ran to a Holiday Inn Express at the intersection up Orange Avenue.
Cabbler's condition is not being released this morning. There's no word on a suspect.
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[11Roanoke-Shooting]


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Authorities are still looking for the suspect in a fatal shooting at a Roanoke car shop.
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[VO-NAT]

29-year-old Earl Allen Hale was indicted by the Roanoke grand jury on murder and firearms charges.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Tuesday]

He's accused of fatally shooting 27-year-old Charlene Ramsey outside Hot Rods Car Care. Police say Hale used to date Charlene Ramsey, and had harassed her on two occassions, including the day of her murder.
Hale is also accused of wounding Rodney Eugene Basham, the operator of "Hot Rods." Basham underwent surgery Tuesday - his condition isn't being released.
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[11Walker]


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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Week]

The suspect in a fatal shooting at a Roanoke convenience store Christmas Eve was indicted yesterday. 19-year-old Bernard Maurice Walker is charged with killing Reaco (Rico) Ramon Hilton at a Melrose Avenue convenience store. Walker was directly indicted on murder and firearm charges - including an "unlawful possession of a firearm" charge. Walker is still on the loose.
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[11Allen]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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Virginia's new junior Senator George Allen has taken the oath of office.
He was one of eleven new United States Senators who were sworn in yesterday afternoon.
Ellen Qualls has more from Capitol Hill where the Chuck Robb era ended and the George Allen era has begun.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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Firefighters in California are still trying to conquer a raging brush fire, just east of San Diego.
Hundreds of residents spent the night in shelters after the fast- moving wildfire forced them from their homes.


Manuel Gallegus is there.
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[SUPER=03-Alpine, CA; :00]
[SUPER=01-Thomas Ace/Lakeside Fire Department; :35 QUICK]
[SUPER=01-Mary Fritz/Resident; :46]
[SUPER=01-Manuel Gallegus/Reporting; 1:09]
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[OUT Q=Gallegus, CBS News, San Diego Co., CA.]

(( Locator: Alpine CA.
Fanned by gusting Santa Anna winds, the fires moved with terrifying speed, consuming homes and shutting down highways. Firefighters worked feverishly, their first priority not containment, but public safety.

sot: unnamed officer of San Diego Sheriff Department

We've been telling everyone to evacuate
While the cause of the fires is under investigation, they were fueled by dried out grass and brush. Officials say the brush fire season is normally over by now, but there hasn't been any rain in two months. Warm winds of up to 65 miles per hour kicked the blaze in many different directions.

SOT: Thomas Ace, Lakeside Fire Department

This is the worst possible situation. This is what we all plan for.
Grandmother Mary Fritz lives in a trailer behind her son's home. She awoke to banging on the door.. and ran to safety.

sot: Mary Fritz


Up to 1,000 structures were threatened in this mountainous, rural area, thirty miles east of San Diego. Residents scrambled to get their horses out. Some let their livestock run free.
While firefighters on the ground struggled with the rocky terrain, aircraft had problems dropping water.
At an evacuation center, Red Cross volunteers comforted residents who could only sit and wait.
TRACK Manuel Gallegus, CBS News, San Diego County, California. ))


[11Mancuso]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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Former Express General Manager Tony Mancuso is indicted for embezzling funds from the hockey team.
A Roanoke Grand Jury handed up a pair of three- count indictments yesterday afternoon... one against Mancuso, and the other against his assistant, James (Higgin-both-um) Higginbotham.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-1998]


Mancuso was let go at the end of the 98-99 season. The team's current general manager says the organization was "just swimming in red ink." But Mark Fackrell says it was only after Mancuso and Higginbotham left that the team realized what had happened.
Chief Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Betty Jo Anthony says about 10-thousand dollars was embezzled from the Express between June 1st of '98 and the end of June, 1999. Fackrell says it was AT LEAST 10-thousand.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[SS=none]


Higginbotham and Mancuso are charged with embezzlement, obtaining money by false pretenses and grand larceny.


The prosecutor says there was equipment involved as well as some trade-out arrangements intended for the benefit of the Express but allegedly diverted for personal use.


[11Tanner-Sentencing]


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A Tennessee woman will serve 30 years in prison for a nine-hour standoff with authorities in Wythe County last spring.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Wytheville/April 2000;]


21-year-old Angel Tanner pled guilty in September to kidnapping, carjacking and other charges.
Her boyfriend Dennis Lewis got four life sentences for his role in the standoff.
The couple's arrest ended a two-day crime spree last April that began in Tennessee and ended at the home of a Wythe County family.
Ricky and Toni Sexton were held hostage for nine hours, before authorities coaxed the fugitives out safely.
Tanner still faces federal prosecution and charges in Tennessee.
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[11I-73]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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When it comes to Interstate 73 there are plenty of opinions. The last day to submit your view is less than two weeks away. One of the highways biggest supporters is making sure its voice is heard.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Beth Doughty of the Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce spoke to the Kiwannis club yesterday.
She says not only would the interstate bring economic benefits to the Roanoke Valley, but it would also be safer than US-220. Some I-73 opponents don't want the route going past the Blue Ridge Parkway- but Doughty says that shouldn't eliminate all construction options.
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[16:58:09.25 SOT]
[IN Q=AND I HATE]

((AND I HATE TO SEE THE BUILD OPTION OR THE POSSIBILITIES AND THE BENEFITS THAT COME FROM THE BUILD OPTION TO BE LOST IN A DEBATE OVER EXACTLY WHICH ROUTE THE ROAD IS GOING TO TAKE))
[SUPER=01-Beth Doughty/Chamber of Commerce]
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[OUT Q=ROAD IS GOING TO TAKE]
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[VO-NAT]


A definite route for the highway that would connect South Carolina to Michigan cannot be made until a decision to build the highway is final.
The Commonwealth Transportation Board is expected to vote in the next few months.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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The last day for public input about I-73 is January 12th.

[11Chatham-Ax]


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A driver faces reckless driving charges after he overturned his logging truck on U.S. 29 in Chatham.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chatham]


State Police say the driver was heading southbound yesterday afternoon when he drove into the median, overcorrected, and lost control of the tractor trailer.
It took troopers and V-Dot crews several hours to clean up the logs that fell onto the road and into the median.
The driver suffered minor injuries and was taken to Danville Regional Medical Center.
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[Local-Recap]
[SUPER=#4059;Local Recap]
[2-Shot=Kmc/Syo]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

[TAKE FS SCHOOLWATCH]
We do have a some school announcements to pass along.......

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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


Roanoke Police are investigating another shooting. 24 year old Randy Cabbler, of Northwest Roanoke, was shot several times while driving down Staunton Avenue Northwest around 6:45 last night. Cabbler's condition is not being released this morning. There's no word on a suspect.

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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Police are still looking for the suspect in Tuesday's fatal shooting at a Roanoke car shop. 29-year-old Earl Allen Hale was indicted by the Roanoke grand jury yesterday on murder and firearms charges. He's accused of fatally shooting 27-year-old Charlene Ramsey outside Hot Rods Car Care. Hale is also accused of wounding Rodney Eugene Basham, the operator of "Hot Rods."

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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Now here's Keith Humphry with a preview of News 7 at Six.
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