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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom - Don't be caught off guard by the big light in the sky.. it's just the sun! Temperatures will be in the mid-70's. Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunnet will have your complete forecast in a couple of minutes.




[7-Hazmat]


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Hazmat crews have been working throughout the night to clean up a hazardous materials spill in front of the Montgomery Regional Hospital.
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Blacksburg police sealed off the entrance to the hospital around 8-30 last night after a truck carrying the hazardous waste pulled into the hospital. The driver had gotten into an accident earlier in the day and was complaining about being nauseous. Officials found a leak in the back of the truck, only a small amount spread onto the ground. Hazmat crews from Roanoke, Danville, and Giles County worked to contain the leak. Officials say the spill was not a threat to patients inside the hospital. All non-emergency traffic was rerouted and emergency vehicles were directed to use the back entrance.
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Blacksburg police say the main entrance should reopen sometime this morning.



[7-11County-Wreck]


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A man was sent to the hospital after wrecking on Interstate 81 in Roanoke County.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


A pickup truck overturned in the median near Dixie Caverns around noon yesterday.
State police say the driver apparently lost control after hitting a soft part of the shoulder.
He was taken to Carilion-Roanoke Memorial Hospital by Lifeguard 10.
No word on his condition.
The accident tied up traffic for a couple of hours.
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[7-11Logging-Accident]


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A logging accident claims the life of a Covington man.
Homer Clemmer Byer was cutting trees on Westvaco property on Sheetz Mountain near Eagle Rock in Botetourt County.

Deputies say Byer successfully cut one tree, then moved to cut another about 75 feet away.
For some reason, the other tree gave way and hit and killed the man.

[7-11Police-Chase]


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A man killed in a high speed chase through two counties had a criminal history.
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[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;]

The 20-year old led police from Rockbridge County to near Arcadia on Interstate 81 yesterday morning before having his car hemmed in by deputies. He then left his car, jumped off the overpass onto the freeway, and stepped into oncoming traffic. He was hit by a semi-truck and killed. Authorities had been trying to pull him over for allegedly stealing gasoline from a gas station in Goshen. There were felony warrants out on the man for grand larceny and unauthorized use of a vehicle- And the Rockbridge County Sheriff's Department says he was also on probation.
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[WXHeads]


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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom - IT'S BACK!! A welcomed return to the sun for today - but will it last? Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has details coming up..





[45-C'Burg-Evacu]


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A suspicious device had to be detonated in Christiansburg yesterday.
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Authorities say the pipe found outside the town municipal building was NOT a bomb.
According to police, the device is six to eight inches long, with both ends welded shut and a sand -like substance inside.
As a safety precaution, authorities decided to close the road and evacuate nearby buildings and homes.
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((TOM LAWSON/CHRISTIANSBURG POLICE DEPARTMENT; THE AREA HAS A HIGH VOLUME OF TRAFFIC AND IT NORMALLY ISN'T THERE, GIVEN THOSE CIRCUMSTANCES, WE HANDLED IT WITH STANDARD POLICE PROCEDURES BETTER HANDLE IT BETTER BE SAFE AND CAUTIOUS THAN NOT.))
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Police say the device will be sent to a Roanoke lab for complete analysis.
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[45-11Roanoke-Shooting]


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A shooting in Roanoke last night leaves one man dead -
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It happened around 10:20 last night behind the Melrose Center in the northwestern section of the city.
Police say 24- year- old (ruh-SHARD) Rhsard Ali "Ray-Ray" Bannister was shot in the head.
Authorities have not yet named a suspect, and are still investigating.
Bannister's body was transported to the medical examiner's office for an autopsy.
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[45-11D-Day-Medical]


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Bedford is getting ready for its biggest day in history - hosting a crowd of 20- thousand for the D-Day Memorial dedication on June 6th.
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Organizers are trying to prepare for everything, including medical emergencies that might occur that day.
Carilion Bedford Memorial Hospital is donating the services of two dozen medical personnel.
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((HOWARD AINSLEY/CARILION BEDFORD MEMORIAL: WE'VE GOT THE EMERGENCY PHYSICIANS THERE, WE'LL HAVE A TRAUMA SURGEON THERE AS WELL AS A GENERAL SURGEON. WE'RE ALSO GOING TO HAVE TWO ADVANCED LIFE SUPPORT UNITS AS WELL AS A PEDIATRIC INTENSIVE CARE UNIT AVAILABLE, READY TO ROLL IF WE NEED TO ROLL AS WELL.))
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[OUT Q=need to roll as well.]
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Ainsley says Carilion also will have two medical tents on site to handle everything from a scraped knee to a heart attack.
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[8Wx-Headline]


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Good morning, I'm Marya Jones - Put the umbrella aside and break out the sunglasses! It's going to be partly to mostly sunny today with temperatures in the 70's. Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have your compete forecast in just a couple of minutes.



[8-11Spencer]


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A Roanoke man pled no contest yesterday to murder charges.
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43-year old Neil Anthony Spencer is charged with shooting 50 year old Mark David Stroud in the head, neck, and back in January.
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The pair allegedly had been arguing when the incident happened.
The Prosecution and Defense worked out a plea agreement that will cap Spencer's sentence at 21 years and 10 months.
He will be formally sentenced on July 16-th.

[8-11Neuhs]


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It's not a capital murder conspiracy if the hit man never intended to carry out the crime.
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So bond was set yesterday for "murder-for-hire" suspect David Neuhs (noose).
He allegedly plotted with Earl Ferguson to kill his estranged wife, Teresa.
Ferguson testified today that Neuhs said he would provide the gun and pay 15-thousand dollars.
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((EARL FERGUSON/INTENDED "HIT MAN"; SHE TOOK IT AMONG HERSELF AND ONE DAY SHE WENT DOWN THERE AND TOLD TERESA WHAT DAVID TOLD ME TO DO. "THIS IS WHAT DAVID WAS TRYING TO DO TO YOU."))
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Neuhs is expected to be able to post bond- -in the amount of 75-thousand dollars, by putting up his parents' property in Franklin County.
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[8-11Computer-Crime]


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Police in our area are stepping up their battle against computer crime.
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Instructors from the National White Collar Crimes Center travel the country educating law enforcement officers on how to locate and retrieve computer evidence in a criminal case.
22 officers are taking the course this week at the Bedford County sheriff's department.
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((JEFF BOWMAN/BEDFORD CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: EVERYBODY'S KEEPING RECORDS BY COMPUTER, EVERYBODY'S TRYING TO DO SOMETHING BY THE INTERNET, TRANSFER OF FUNDS, CHILD PORNOGRAPHY, SECURE DIVISIONS, EVERYTHING LIKE THAT. WE HAVE TO BE ABLE TO HAVE A WAY OF LOCATING THE EVIDENCE, RETRIEVING THE EVIDENCE AND BEING ABLE TO PRESENT THAT AND MAKE A PROSECUTABLE CASE.))
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Instructors say students' computer abilities range anywhere from novice to expert. (------------)