[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

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[VO-NAT]


Three suspects will be arraigned in Roanoke later this morning after a drug raid nets nearly 75- thousand dollars worth of illegal narcotics.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And city versus town controversy concludes with a vote in Clifton Forge.
[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


News 7 Mornin is coming up after this break.


[Drug-Bust]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=01-07]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Three people face arraignment this morning after authorities arrest them in a drug raid that stemmed from a traffic stop in Roanoke.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Police confiscated nearly 75- thousand dollars in illegal drugs and more than 22- thousand dollars in cash.
Those arrested include 23- year- old Richard Shine of Roanoke, 28- year- old Charmaine Crouse, also of Roanoke, and 31- year- old Shannon Cave of New York.
All are charged with possession, with intent to sell crack cocaine.
Shine was the suspect in a traffic chase on MONDAY afternoon.
When state police and Roanoke officers arrived at Shine's home to arrest him for parole violation, both he and Crouse struggled with the authorities.
Police found a pound and a half of crack cocaine and two pounds of marijuana.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Shine and Cave are being held in the Roanoke City jail without bond.
Crouse's bond is set at 20- thousand dollars.

[2-Clifton-Forge]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-01]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Voters in Clifton Forge have spoken. [TAKE FS ELECTION RESULTS 1002] Yesterday-- 66 percent of the city's 25- hundred registered voters voted in favor of reversion.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Clifton Forge/Yesterday;]

On July first-- the city will revert to a town within Alleghany County. The move will leave 43 people without a job.
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[SOT 00:30:08....00:28:48]
[IN Q=I certainly]

((DUSTY RHODES/CLIFTON FORGE MAYOR: I CERTAINLY UNDERSTAND THEIR CONCERNS... BETTERMENT OF ALL PEOPLE OF THE CITY.)) ((JOE PEACO/CLIFTON FORGE RESIDENT: THE CITY WILL SURVIVE, I GUESS IT'S GOT TO, WE'VE GOT TO LIVE HERE.))
[SUPER=01-Dusty Rhodes/Clifton Forge Mayor; :00]
[SUPER=01-Joe Peaco/Clifton Forge Resident; :15]
[RUNS=22]
[OUT Q=to live here.]
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[VO-NAT]

Clifton Forge has been a city for 95 years.
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[11Thomas]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=01-11 05:56]
[GRAPHIC=Thomas Murder Trial]


The defense may start presenting its case today in the capital murder trial of Jeffrey Allen Thomas.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski;]


Thomas is charged with murder during what prosecutors say was a rape or attempted rape of 16 year old Tara Munsey last January.
Yesterday, forensic scientist Patricia Taylor testified that Thomas' sperm was on Munsey's thigh.
She said cells matching his D-N-A profile were also under the teenager's fingernails and on her clothes.
On cross examination, she told defense attorney Mike Barbour that at least one other person's D-N-A was on Munsey's body ... but that it was NOT sperm.
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[11Pledge]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=00-55 1:32:12]
[GRAPHIC=Pledge]


Roanoke Police Officer Fred Pledge pled guilty to racketeering.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Pledge was scheduled to go on trial in federal court Monday.
But he struck a deal with the government and changed his plea late yesterday afternoon.
He admits to 23 acts of racketeering .. the government will drop the drug trafficking charges.
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[SOT 21:35]
[SUPER=01-Tom Bondurant/Prosecutor;]
[IN Q=The heart and soul]
[RUNS=:08 ]
[OUT Q=taking stuff from people.]
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[VO-NAT]


Pledge faces up to 20 years in prison. He remains on bond until he's sentenced in June.
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[Anchor=Kim]
[SS=none]

Meantime, Pledge resigned from the police department yesterday.

[School-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The 15- year- old suspect in Monday's school shooting in California is set to be arraigned today as an ADULT.
Charles "Andy" Williams faces charges which include murder and assault with a deadly weapon.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Santee, CA;]


Yesterday, members of the media were taken for a tour of Santana High School.
The tour included the inside of the school, as well as the bathroom and the quad where Williams allegedly opened fire.
Two students were killed, 13 others were wounded in the rampage.
Meanwhile, school will re-open later today for a day of "support".
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[Marketwatch]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]

In business news, will Wall Street continue its winning ways? Prices were up Monday and Tuesday. Here's Alexis Christoforous with a look at what we can expect today in this morning's Marketwatch.
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[SUPER=01-Alexis Christoforous/Reporting; :00 ]
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[OUT Q=your local stocks.]



(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]

[11Monty-School]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rca/jja]
[TAPE#=00-53 1:32:58]
[GRAPHIC=None]


That Indian Mascot controversy in Montgomery County isn't just dividing the public- it's even giving School Board members a tough time.... so tough that they've decided to send the controversial policy on to the board's attorney.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/January;]


At last night's school board meeting, members could not reach a consensus on Blacksburg High School's Indian mascot.
Some say it is a fair symbol and others believe it is offensive.
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg]


Two board members presented their policy suggestions...but out of the seven-member board...four supported one and five supported the other.
An attorney will now write policies which will reviewed by the school board and read at an information session and meeting.
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[11L'burg-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-06 56:45]
[GRAPHIC=Education]


If it were a report card, some Lynchburg educators would get poor marks for attendance.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Just thirty people turned out for a public hearing on the Lynchburg school budget last night... and only three of them took a turn at the podium.
One teacher explained why more of her colleagues weren't there.
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[SOT 10:26:35]
[IN Q=Why are they]

((CAROLYN DEAN/LYNCHBURG EDUCATION ASSOCIATION: WHY ARE THEY NOT HERE IN GREAT NUMBERS TONIGHT? THAT'S EASY. THEY'RE TIRED, THEY'RE DOG- TIRED. THEY'RE HOME WITH THEIR FAMILIES GRADING PAPERS, MAKING TESTS OR LESSON PLANS, OR JUST RESTING UP SO THEY CAN GO BACK AGAIN TOMORROW.))
[SUPER=01-Carolyn Dean/Lynchburg Education Association]
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[OUT Q=back again tomorrow.]
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[VO-NAT]


The current budget proposal calls for a 6- point- 3 percent raise for city teachers.
Finding the money won't be easy.. the board is still waiting to see how much funding they can expect from the state this year.
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[11Permanent-Makeup]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=00-51 1:55:02]
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[**ANCHOR TAG**]
Putting on makeup isn't a daily task for some women.
They've had it permanently applied.
But as Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton tells us, the rich and famous aren't the only ones trying it out.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Judy Parsons]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]
[SUPER=07-Judy Parsons; :11]
[SUPER=01-Robyn Goodpasture/Spa VA; :28]
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[OUT Q=Joy Sutton, News 7, Salem]

(( Judy Parsons has had her eyes lined, her eyebrows drawn in, and her lips lined.
And now she's coming back to Spa Virginia to get a touch up and some corrections made.
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[IN Q=It will last for a number of years]

((JUDY PARSONS: IT WILL LAST A NUMBER OF YEARS THAN YOU HAVE TO HAVE IT REDONE.))
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[OUT Q=it redone]


In fact, it's been more than 10 years since Parson had her first application.
But with a variety of colors to choose from these days -- you can always change your look -- because even though the make-up is permanent it's also fixable.
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[IN Q=Permanent make-up shouldn't]

((ROBYN GOODPASTURE/SPA VA: PERMANENT MAKE-UP SHOULDN'T NECESSARILY TAKE THE PLACE OF REGULAR MAKE-UP BUT IF YOU WANT TO SHOWER, WORKOUT AT THE GYM AND DO WHATEVER YOU WANT TO DO AND LOOK BRIGHT EYED AND BUSHY TAILED IT'S FABULOUS.))
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[OUT Q=it's fabulous]


The process is similar to tattooing but doesn't go as deep into the skin. And there are risks.
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[IN Q=If someone were to go too deep]

((IF SOMEONE WERE TO GO TOO DEEP OR TOO AGGRESSIVE SOMETIMES THAT PIGMENT CAN KIND OF BLEED UNDERNEATH SKIN.))
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[OUT Q=underneath the skin]


But for Parson's its meant she no longer bother with the daily make-up routine --but still look good every day.
Joy Sutton, News 7, Salem.))
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[GRAPHIC=None]


At Spa VA the permanent make-up can cost anywhere from 275 up to 600 dollars depending on the procedure.







[Health-Check]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin Health Check]


In medical news, some people are using the internet for weight loss advice.
Doctor Dave Hnida has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
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[SUPER=01-Dr. Dave Hnida/Reporting; :00 ]
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[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

((Information: ON CAM WHILE SITTING IN FRONT OF A TV MAY CAUSE YOU TO GAIN WEIGHT- SITTING IN FRONT OF A COMPUTER MAY HELP YOU DROP SOME POUNDS.

VT=VO

A STUDY IN THE JAMA SHOWS CYBER-DIETING CAN BE A SUCCESSFUL WAY TO LOSE WEIGHT. CYBER-DIETING MEANS LOGGING ON TO A DIET WEB SITE - AND THEN FOLLOWING AN INTERNET DIET AND EXERCISE PROGRAM. IN THIS STUDY, FOLKS WHO USED A COMPUTER DIET SITE LOST ABOUT 9 POUNDS OVER THE COURSE OF SEVERAL MONTHS.

VT=VO

IF YOU THINK A LITTLE POT BELLY ISN'T DANGEROUS TO YOUR HEALTH, THINK AGAIN. A STUDY FROM THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION SHOWS ANY AND ALL ABDOMINAL FAT INCREASES YOUR RISK OF A HEART ATTACK. THE REASON: FAT AROUND THE ABDOMEN IS MORE QUICKLY USED BY THE BODY TO RAISE BAD CHOLESTEROL LEVELS. THE ASSOCIATION SUGGESTS YOU CHECK YOUR WAIST SIZE- FOR MEN- 40 INCHES LARGE- FOR WOMEN 35 IS TOO LARGE.

VT=VO

FINALLY TODAY- JUST ONE CIGARETTE CAN CAUSE YOUR BODY TO DEVELOP LARGE BLOOD CLOTS- LARGE ENOUGH TO CAUSE A MAJOR BLOCKAGE- AND MAJOR DAMAGE IN YOUR HEART ARTERIES. RESEARCHERS SAY THIS INCREASED RISK OF A HEART ATTACK LASTS FOR 24 HOURS AFTER YOUR LAST CIGARETTE.
ON CAM THAT'S A LOOK AT SOME OF THE DAYS TOP HEALTH STORIES. IM DR DAVE HNIDA FOR CBS NEWS.))

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[2-HEADLINES]
[2-shot=KMC/SYO]
[SUPER=#4049; Morning Headlines]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


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


What started out as a traffic stop ends in a drug raid in Roanoke.
Police confiscate nearly 75-thousand dollars worth of drugs and arrest three people.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


By a wide majority, Clifton Forge voters say they want the city to revert to town status. Yesterday's vote means Clifton Forge WILL become a town within Alleghany county.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And 15- year- old high school shooting suspect Charles "Andy" Williams faces arraignment today in California.
He'll face murder and weapons charges as an ADULT.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Wednesday, March 7th .
[ANCHOR=Shannon]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.



[2-Drug-Bust]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=01-07]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A drug raid results in the arrests of three people in Roanoke.
It all started with a TRAFFIC stop on Monday afternoon.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Police confiscated nearly 75- thousand dollars in illegal drugs and more than 22- thousand dollars in cash.
Those arrested include 23- year- old Richard Shine of Roanoke, 28- year- old Charmaine Crouse, also of Roanoke, and 31- year- old Shannon Cave of New York.
All are charged with possession, with intent to sell crack cocaine.
Shine was the suspect in a traffic chase on MONDAY afternoon.
When state police and Roanoke officers arrived at Shine's home to arrest him for parole violation, both he and Crouse struggled with the authorities.
Police found a pound and a half of crack cocaine and two pounds of marijuana.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Shine and Cave are being held in the Roanoke City jail without bond.
Crouse's bond is set at 20- thousand dollars.

All three will be arraigned later this morning. [11Clifton-Forge]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-01]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Clifton Forge will become a town. Yesterday, 66 percent of the city's registered voters voted in favor of reversion.
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[TAKE ELECTION RESULTS FS 1002] Here are the numbers .. one thousand 71, or 63 percent in favor of reverting to town status ... 617 against. [Take FS Map 4010 ] Yesterday's vote means Clifton Forge will now become a town within Alleghany County. Teresa Hamilton has reaction from residents.
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[SUPER=01-Dusty Rhodes/Clifton Forge Mayor; :20]
[SUPER=01-Teresa Coffey/Clifton Forge Resident; :43]
[SUPER=01-Raymond Megginson/Clifton Forge Resident; :52]
[SUPER=@Teresa1; :58]
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[OUT Q=NEWS 7, Clifton Forge.][2-11Thomas]



[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=01-11 05:56]
[GRAPHIC=Thomas Murder Trial]

The capital murder trial of Jeffrey Allen Thomas continues in Pulaski.
Today, the defense may start presenting its case.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski;]


Thomas is charged with murder during what prosecutors say was a rape or attempted rape of 16 year old Tara Munsey last January.
Yesterday, forensic scientist Patricia Taylor testified that Thomas' sperm was on Munsey's thigh.
She said cells matching his D-N-A profile were also under the teenager's fingernails and on her clothes.
On cross examination, she told defense attorney Mike Barbour that at least one other person's D-N-A was on Munsey's body ... but that it was NOT sperm.
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[China-Explosion]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Explosion]


In national news--
An explosion at a school in southeastern China kills at least 41 people, some of them children.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Fang Lin, China;]


Rescuers are searching through the debris of the collapsed school.
Authorities say about 190 people were inside the two- story building at the time of the blast.
One person remains missing.
A doctor says the area is well known for its fireworks factories and thinks they might have caused the explosion.


Meanwhile, other officials deny that as a possible cause.
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[2-School-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


15- year- old Charles "Andy" Williams will be arraigned on murder and weapons charges today in California.
He'll face the charges as an ADULT.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Santee, CA;]


Williams allegedly opened fire on his high school Monday.
Yesterday, the media were allowed to tour Santana High School.
The tour included the inside of the school, as well as the bathroom and the quad where Williams allegedly opened fire.
Meanwhile, classes will resume later today for a day of "support", as students mourn their two classmates who died in the rampage.
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[Workplace-Injuries]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Bad news for workers who may suffer from injuries due to repetitive motion on the job.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]


The Republican- controlled Senate voted yesterday to overturn Clinton administration rules aimed at combating workplace injuries caused by repetitive motion.
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[Anchor=Kim]
[ss=none]


The 56-to-44 vote to overturn the regulations came hours after the Bush administration announced its support for the measure.
It says the regulations would impose a costly burden on business.
The measure now goes to the House, where G-O-P leaders may push for a vote as early as today.

[11Lt-Governor]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=01-10 02:24]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2001]


The three Democrats running for Lieutenant Governor addressed the public for the first time together last night.
Richmond Bureau Chief Ellen Qualls has highlights from their debate in Charlottesville.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Not much blood or even sweat]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville; :03]
[SUPER=01-Mayor Tim Kaine/(D) Lt. Gov. Candidate; :17]
[SUPER=01-Del. Jerrauld Jones/(D) Lt. Gov. Candidate; :42]
[SUPER=@Ellen1; 1:04]
[SUPER=01-Del. Alan Diamonstein/(D) Lt. Gov. Candidate; 1:29]
[RUNS=2:03]
[OUT Q=Ellen Qualls, News 7, Charlottesville.]

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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:
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Three people face arraignment this morning after authorities arrested them yesterday in a drug raid that stemmed from a traffic stop in Roanoke.
Police confiscated nearly 75- thousand dollars in illegal drugs and more than 22- thousand dollars in cash.
Those arrested include 23- year- old Richard Shine of Roanoke, 28- year- old Charmaine Crouse, also of Roanoke, and 31- year- old Shannon Cave of New York.
All are charged with possession, with intent to sell crack cocaine.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]

After 95 years as a city, Clifton Forge will revert to a town within Alleghany County on July first. Yesterday-- 66 percent of the city's 25- hundred registered voters voted in favor of reversion.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Roanoke Police Officer Fred Pledge pled guilty to racketeering. Yesterday afternoon, Pledge struck a deal with the government and changed his plea. He also resigned from the force.
Pledge admits to 23 acts of racketeering .. and the government will drop the drug trafficking charges. He faces up to 20 years in prison.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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[2-SHOT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Now here's Mike Stevens with a preview of News 7 at Six.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Good morning]
[RUNS=18]
[OUT Q=Terry Holland.]
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[Desk=Kimberly/Shannon and Steve]
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[ANCHOR=Steve]
(live ad lib, tease tomorrow)

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