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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom. Today's forecast is one you're sure to like-- plenty of sun and nice temperatures by this afternoon. Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has more details, coming up.





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Roanoke County authorities think a teenager's discovery off Bent Mountain Road may have solved a missing persons case.
The skeletal remains found in the woods yesterday could be those of Joseph Lockhart, who was reported missing 1998.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Yesterday]

Roanoke County authorities were called in and used ropes and harnesses to reach the car down the steep embankment. Detectives say the car was destroyed by the impact of the crash and the skeleton was laying next to the passenger side door.
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((DET. CHRIS NIELSEN/ROANOKE CO.: IT APPEARS THE INDIVIDUAL WAS EJECTED AS IT WENT DOWN THE MOUNTAIN SIDE AND THE REMAINS ARE INTACT BUT ARE SKELETONIZED.))
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According to a friend, Joseph Lockhart was a World War two Veteran who managed several hotels in the Valley. Detectives called Lockhart's wife in Staunton to say they were 95 percent sure it was her husband but the medical examiner still needs to confirm it.
Positive identification could come today.
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A Tazewell County drug raid results in what authorities say is Virginia's largest seizure of OxyContin ever.
Police seized more than 300 high-dosage tablets of the painkiller in a raid at a Tazewell County home. Steve Allen Shelton is charged with possessing about 100-thousand dollars worth of the prescription drug with intent to distribute. Shelton is being held without bond.

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A Bedford County man faces charges that he raped a 60-year-old family member.
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Prosecutors say 36-year-old Jon Cash tied up a female family member, then choked, sodomized and raped her.
Police say Cash told them he "snapped" and wanted to kill her because of what had happened while he was growing up.
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The woman involved said Cash had been molested by another family member as a boy, and a conversation about that made Cash turn violent.
He was released from prison two weeks before the alleged attack, after serving 17 years on rape and abduction charges. Cash is being held without bond.

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The rocky past of a local home for troubled boys is coming to an end.
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[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./March;]


The Arcadia Leadership Academy in Botetourt County will close in June because of financial problems.
The Academy only has two students right now.
Recruiting more has been hard, in part because of the recent attack on a counselor by four students.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom. You'll need a jacket for the first half of the day...but not for the drive home this afternoon. Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have your warm Friday forecast in just a moment.

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Complaints made to federal health and safety officials are prompting an area high school to close next week.
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[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;]


Jefferson Forest High School in Bedford County will undergo air quality tests and studies because of concerns about "biological contaminants." The studies may determine whether there is something inside that may cause symptoms of respiratory and mucous irritation.
School officials believe the contaminants could be coming from standing water.
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S-O-L tests were supposed to begin Monday at Jefferson Forest. They'll be rescheduled.


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The state's budget problems will affect the paychecks of Roanoke City school teachers... But they're still getting a raise.
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The city School Board has approved a two percent average pay increase for employees, less than administrators had hoped.
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[IN Q=The revenues from the state are way down]

((THE REVENUES FROM THE STATE ARE WAY DOWN. WE HAVE ABOUT 3.3 MILLION DOLLARS LESS THIS YEAR FROM THE STATE THAN WE'VE HAD IN EACH OF THE PAST SEVEN YEARS. SO IT'S A FISCAL DOWNTURN THAT HAS AFFECTED US GREATLY.))
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[OUT Q=has affected us greatly.]
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In a Thursday meeting with city council, school board members requested additional funds if they become available.
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Bedford County teachers will have to wait on word concerning pay raises.
Last night the school board put off a decision on the issue.
The board was considering a raise tied to an increase in insurance premiums.
The insurance hike could save the county from having to hike property taxes to pay for the raises.
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Botetourt County supervisors are coming under fire for what they say are issues resulting from the state's budget stalemate.
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Supervisors are hearing complaints from parents and teachers for not granting schools their entire budget request.
But yesterday supervisors said they are doing as much as they can without raising taxes.
They're hopeful the budget standoff in Richmond will end soon.
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((WANDA WINGO/BOTETOURT CO. SUPERVISORS: WE ARE COUNTING ON THE STATE COMING THROUGH. IF THAT SHOULD NOT HAPPEN, THEN WE ARE WILLING TO REVISIT THE BUDGET AGAIN AND SEE IF WE NEED TO DELAY PROJECTS SUCH AS THE LIBRARY.))
[SUPER=01-Wanda Wingo/Botetourt Co. Supervisor]
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[OUT Q=as the library.]
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The county's budget itself was approved.
A resolution to take money away from the county's library project and give it to schools instead was quickly voted down.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom. The sun is shining...but it won't work its magic on temperatures until this afternoon... Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner will be along shortly with more on that.





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Authorities may have found more than they bargained for when they raided a Tazewell County home.
Police seized more than 300- high- dosage tablets of the painkiller, OxyContin.
Authorities say it's the state's largest seizure of the drug, so far. Steve Allen Shelton is charged with possessing about 100-thousand dollars worth of the prescription drug with intent to distribute. Shelton is being held without bond.

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A patron of Roanoke's "Coffee Pot" has admitted setting fires there on two consecutive nights.
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Gary Ruddick pled guilty yesterday to two felony counts of arson.
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Ruddick's attorney says he set the fires last November, because he was mad at the owner for barring him from the establishment.
Ruddick will remain free on bond until his June 18-th sentencing.
He faces up to 40 years in prison and a 200-thousand dollar fine.
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The cause of the destructive fire at Longwood College may not be known for several weeks..
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State police say six agents and a supervisor are assigned to the investigation, but because the destruction is so widespread, they'll need at least two to three weeks to figure out what started it.
Tuesday night's fire damaged or destroyed several buildings on the Farmville campus, and put an early end to the spring semester.
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YOU might not consider a new mural at the Franklin County Speedway to be an eyesore--
But the painting IS creating a wall of controversy between the speedway's owner and the artist.
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[SUPER=03-Franklin Co./Last Week;]

Tony Tyler painted the 60-foot tall mural in time for the Speedway's grand opening last week. But owner Whitey Taylor says the finished product isn't what he asked for. Taylor doesn't like the colors of the sunset, and says the word, "Goodwrench" is mis-spelled.
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[IN Q=Well, the words, all the race fans...]

((WHITEY TAYLOR/OWNER, FRANKLIN CO. SPEEDWAY: WELL, THE WORDS... ALL THE RACE FANS, THE FIRST THING THEY SPOTTED WAS THE MISSPELLING. THEY THOUGHT I DID IT. THEY SAID, "CAN'T YOU SPELL?" I SAID, "WAIT A MINUTE!". I DIDN'T KNOW IT.))

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((TONY TYLER/ARTIST: IF HE SAID, "OKAY, TON, I HAD A PROBLEM WITH THIS, HERE GOES HAVE THE MONEY. CAN YOU COME BACK AT SUCH AND SUCH DAY AND TAKE CARE OF IT?" I WOULDN'T HAVE HAD SUCH A PROBLEM WITH THAT. BUT HE'S TELLING ME HE'S NOT GIVING ME ANY MONEY. AND I DON'T FEEL RIGHT ABOUT THAT AT ALL.))
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Both men agree Tyler was paid only 500 of his 2-thousand dollar fee. Tyler says his attorney has advised him against returning to the Speedway to fix the painting. Whitey Taylor has painted over parts of the mural and says he'll hire another artist to touch-up the work.
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