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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom - Don't put those umbrellas away yet - today will be a lot like yesterday with scattered showers and thunderstorms. Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have your complete forecast in just a couple of minutes.



[7-Henry-Standoff]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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A Henry County man held a lengthy standoff with sheriff's deputies and then apparently committed suicide.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Collinsville/Last Night;]

Authorities say they repeatedly tried to negotiate with 38- year old Allen Boyd, Junior before firing tear gas into his mother's home in Collinsville. Once inside-- deputies say they found Boyd dead from a self inflicted gunshot wound to the head. Authorities were attempting to take Boyd into protective custody because they felt he was a threat to himself. They say, earlier in the day, Boyd smashed a car window in a fit of road rage and had also threatened his wife and mother.
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[SOT 00:22:38]
[IN Q=ANYTHING LESS]

((FRANK CASSELL/HENRY CO. SHERIFF: ANYTHING LESS THAN THE SURROUNDING OF THE HOUSE AND EVENTUALLY BRINGING THIS TO A CONCLUSION BY POLICE WOULD HAVE BEEN IRRESPONSIBLE ON MY PART IF I'D HAVE LET THIS MAN GO HE COULD HAVE SHOT SOMEONE OR HE'D SHOT A POLICE OFFICERS OR ONE OF HIS FAMILY MEMBERS NOT ONLY WOULD I HAVE HAD IT ON MY CONSCIOUS I'D BE CRIMINALLY LIABLE.))
[SUPER=01-Frank Cassell/Henry Co. Sheriff;]
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[OUT Q=criminally liable.]
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[VO-NAT]

No one else was inside the home and deputies say they did not fire any shots. The Sheriff says Allen Boyd, Junior suffered from depression and had not been taking his medication.
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[7-Danville-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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Fire damaged two homes in Danvile early this morning.
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[SUPER=03-Danville]


They responded to 1018 Washington Street around 2:30 this morning. The house was fully involved when they arrived.
There's no word if anyone was in that home at the time of the blaze. Meanwhile, the fire spread to a home next door, but caused minimal damage.
Everyone in the second house got out safely. There's no word yet on what caused the blaze.
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[7-11Carriers-Dog]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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Nothing can stop them - they work rain or shine.. and sometimes they have to suffer through canine woes as well.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville]


This is National Dog Bite Prevention Week.
The number of dog bites reported by postal workers has dropped considerably over the last ten years.
However, nearly three thousand mail carriers suffered dog bites last year.
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[SOT 5:56:51; 5:54:58]
[IN Q=Walked up to a house]

((JOHN MEADOWS/MAIL CARRIER: WALKED UP TO A HOUSE AND A GENTLEMAN IS OUT WITH HIS PITBULL. HE SAYS DON'T WORRY ABOUT THE DOG, HE'S NOT GOING TO BITE YOU. THE NEXT THING I KNOW THE DOG IS RUNNING AROUND THE BUSH TRYING TO BITE YOU.)) ((TIFFANY COBBS/MAIL CARRIER: I'VE BEEN TO A LOT OF HOUSES WHERE THEY JUST CHAIN THE DOG ON THE PORCH AND THEN THEY EXPECT YOU TO DELIVER THE MAIL.))
[SUPER=01-John Meadows/Mail Carrier; :00]
[SUPER=01-Tiffany Cobbs/Mail Carrier; :08]
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[OUT Q=deliver the mail]
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[VO-NAT]


The Post office doesn't have to deliver your mail if your dog is a problem.
Mail carriers will first warn you in person and then by mail.
If the problem persists, the post office can stop mail service to that home and the entire neighborhood.
But that's only used in the rarest of cases.
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[WXHeads]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom - More rain is a possibility today. Scattered showers and thunderstorms will stick around today with highs reaching the low 70's. Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has complete weather details coming up.





[45-11Voting]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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In last November's elections, two percent of Virginia's votes were never counted.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@file;]


A new study shows punch cards that are optically scanned by machines had the highest error rate.
Brunswick County was at the top of the list, with a full ten percent of its ballots rejected.
In the top ten BEST LOCALITIES... Roanoke and Montgomery counties, Salem, and Galax- Those are the communities with only about half percentage point of ballots rejected.
[SUPER=03-Richmond/Yesterday;]


A new General Assembly committee studying elections got to work yesterday.
Lawmakers already admit the state needs to come up with money.
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[SOT 52:10]
[IN Q=No, the State Board of Elections]

((SEN. KEVIN MILLER/R-HARRISONBURG: NO THE STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS....ASSUMING WE CAN AGREE ON A BUDGET FOR THE NEXT BIENNIUM.))
[sot 47:33 ]

((WILLIE DELL/NAACP VOTER FUND: WELL, WE HAVE WHAT WE HAVE...WE WILL FIND THE MONEY.))
[SUPER=01-Sen. Kevin Miller/(R) Harrisonburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Willie Dell/NAACP Voter Fund; :17]
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[OUT Q=we will find the money.]
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[TALENT=Kimberly]
[SS=HOLD]


The best performing voting machines, statistically speaking, are computer touch screens.
They have an average rejection rate of nine-tenths of one percent.

[45-L'burg-Preview]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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Many of us know the aggravation of living next door to a neighbor who neglects their yard or house.
Run-down houses drive down property values and affect the neighborhood's quality of life.. but there IS something government can do about it.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Lynchburg was the first locality in the state to take advantage of a law that allows local housing authorities to attack so-called "spot blight".
Property owners are given a chance to make needed repairs and if they don't, the housing authority can choose to seize the property through eminent domain.
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[SOT 10:44:16]
[IN Q=It's one of]

((ED MCCANN/REDEVELOPMENT & HOUSING AUTHORITY: IT'S ONE OF THE MOST DRASTIC ACTIONS THAT GOVERNMENT CAN TAKE, TO SEIZE SOMEONE'S PROPERTY, EVEN THOUGH THEY'RE COMPENSATED FOR IT. BUT IT'S A SIGNIFICANT UNDERTAKING AND OUR COMMISSIONERS DON'T TAKE IT LIGHTLY.))
[SUPER=01-Ed McCann/Redevelopment & Housing Authority]
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[OUT Q=take it lightly.]
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[VO-NAT]


In our continuing series on eminent domain, we'll hear how Lynchburg is using the process to clean up it's most dilapidate neighborhoods.. on News7 at Six.
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[8Wx-Headline]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom. You'll need to use those windshield wipers during the morning commute, with more showers likely. Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner is up next with the forecast. But first...a look at the news.





[8-Danville-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=kor]
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An early- morning fire struck not one, but TWO homes in Danville.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville]


They responded to 1018 Washington Street around 2:30 this morning. The house was fully involved when they arrived.
There's no word if anyone was in that home at the time of the blaze. Meanwhile, the fire spread to a home next door, but caused minimal damage.
Everyone in the second house got out safely. There's no word yet on what caused the blaze.
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[8-11OxyContin]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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Drug abusers will now have a tougher time forging prescriptions for OxyContin.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Purdue Pharma is now distributing tamper-resistant prescription pads to Virginia doctors.
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[SOT10:34:37]
[IN Q=We hope this will be one tool that will]

((PAMELA BENNETT/PURDUE PHARMA: WE HOPE THIS WILL BE ONE TOOL THAT WILL HELP LAW ENFORCEMENT TO CATCH THESE CRIMINALS WHO ARE INVOLVED IN THESE TYPES OF ACTIVITIES))
[SUPER=01-Pamela Bennett/Purdue Pharma]
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[OUT Q=these type of activities]
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[VO-NAT]


Kroger Pharmacy Manager Tim Lucas says the pads will make it easier for pharmacists to recognize forged or photocopied prescriptions.
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[SOT10:3:45]
[IN Q=I think it will add an extra step]

((TIM LUCAS/KROGER PHARMACY MANAGER: I THINK IT WILL ADD AN EXTRA STEP FOR FORGERS TO HAVE TO DEAL WITH. THE PRESCRIPTION ITSELF IS DESIGNED WITH A WATER PROOF MARK ON IT --IT ALSO HAS DISAPPEARING INK SO TO SPEAK ON THE BACK))
[SUPER=01-Tim Lucas/Kroger Pharmacy Manager]
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[OUT Q=on the back]
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[VO-NAT]


The pads have six safety features in all.
So far, more than 170 Virginia doctors are using them.
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[8-Doctor-Oxycontin]


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Meanwhile in Grundy, a doctor is on trial for allegedly over-prescribing OxyContin. Franklin Sutherland is charged with dispensing the powerful painkiller and other drugs nearly 600 times for no legitimate medical purpose. He has pleaded NOT guilty to all the charges. The case is believed to be the state's largest prescription-fraud prosecution involving OxyContin.


[8-11Bust-OxyContin]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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Illegal use of OxyContin is an ongoing problem in southwestern Virginia.
Authorities in Lee County, in particular, are cracking down on the drug's abusers.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lee Co.]


The sheriff's department is looking for 45 people named in recent drug indictments.
30 of them face charges of distributing OxyContin, the strong and potentially addictive pain killer that has become a particular problem in Virginia's rural western counties.
The roundup is part of a year-long investigation into OxyContin abuse in Lee County.
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[8Goodbye]


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