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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom - Humidity is on the rise once again with highs in the low 80's. Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has complete details coming up in your forecast.

[7-VOB-Prayer-Service]


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Hundreds of people - including several of those injured in a van accident over the weekend - gathered at Virginia Heights Baptist Church for a prayer service.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Night; ]

Members of the church and complete strangers came together last night to pray for those hurt in a weekend traffic accident. Approximately 14 church members were injured Sunday when their church van blew a tire and flipped several times, near Greensboro.
[super=03-Randolph Co., NC/Sunday;]

The group, made up of mostly teenagers, was returning from a church retreat in Myrtle Beach.
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[SOT 01:36:25]
[IN Q=I would ask ]

((REV. NELSON HARRIS/VIRGINIA HEIGHTS BAPTIST CHURCH: I WOULD ASK THAT YOU PRAY FOR OUR CONGREGATION RIGHT NOW THAT WE MAY COME TO A DEEPER APPRECIATION AND DEPEND UPON THE ONE WHO IS THE SOURCE OF OUR FAITH. ))
[SUPER=01-Rev. Nelson Harris/Virginia Heights Baptist Church;]
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[OUT Q=of our faith.]
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Ten of the injured were able to make it to last night's service where they and their families also received counseling from a mental health professional. Four other passengers remain hospitalized in North Carolina.... three are in critical condition.
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[7-11Driver]


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The van's driver says he dosen't remember much about the accident. Jonathon Newcomb is the new youth minister at Virginia Heights Baptist Church.
He told News 7 by phone yesterday that he's suffering from a concussion. Newcomb's wife was riding in the passenger seat. She was not seriously injured. Newcomb says they were both wearing seatbelts.

[7-11City-Vans]


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The accident victims were on the minds of Roanoke's City Council members- as they said a prayer for the injured and thought about the safety of the city's vehicles.
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Council approved plans to lease a 15- passenger van, but not before members raised concerns about safety.
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[SOT 11:50:18]
[IN Q=And I have concerns]

((ALVIN HUDSON/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL; AND I HAVE CONCERNS NOW THAT WE'RE LEASING ONE THAT MAYBE THIS IS NOT THE TYPE OF VEHICLE THAT WE SHOULD BE LEASING.))
[SUPER=01-Alvin Hudson/Roanoke City Council;]
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[OUT Q=that we should be leasing.]
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The city currently has one active 15- passenger van, and one 16- passenger van.
In the future, officials say they will consider whether larger vehicles would better serve the city's needs.

[7-6Bio-Chemical]


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A local company now has an international biotechnology firm as its owner -
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[SUPER=03-Salem/Last Month]


Sybron Biochemcials says there's plenty of chemistry between it and its new owner, Denmark-based Novozymes.
Sybron is now part of a 600 million dollar a year business.
That means the company will have the money to grow things like "super" tomatoes, right out of its Salem facility.

Novozymes plans to expand the Salem facility, and hopes its presence will draw other biotechnology firms to the area.
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[WXHeads]


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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom - Look for a mix of clouds and sunshine today with temperatures in the 80's. Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has details coming up in just a couple of minutes.




[45-11Missing-Woman]


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Officials are still looking for a woman who disappeared from a Roanoke Post Office last week - but they have found the car that she MAY have been in.
Officials found the borrowed Mitsubishi yesterday in an apartment complex in the Hardy area of Franklin County, but they did not find 44-year-old Jennifer Barker.
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Barker arrived for work early last Thursday. She parked her own car behind the main post office near the truck she drives for the Postal Service.
Authorities have been looking for Dewey Summerlin since then, because the Salem man has several times violated protective orders to stay away from Barker.
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[45-2AM-Trash-Collection]


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The first day of Roanoke's new trash collection system went off better than expected - but there are still a few kinks to iron out.
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On Monday, crews began a new system that coordinates the collection of trash, recyclables and bulk and brush items on the same day.
City crews found that many residents are still learnign about the changes.
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[IN Q=It's supposed to be plastic and glass]

((IT'S SUPPOSED TO BE PLASTIC, GLASS AND CANS THIS WEEK. AND WE'RE FINDING A LOT OF PAPER AND STUFF.)) ((SOME HAVE IT, SOME DON'T HAVE IT. LIKE RIGHT HERE WE PICKED UP ONE THAT DID HAVE IT, AND THE OTHER CAN HAD PAPER IN IT... SO IT'S STILL A LONG WAY TO WORK ON IT, BUT WE'LL BE OKAY.))
[SUPER=01-Aaron Jones/Solid Waste Management; :00]
[SUPER=01-Frank Kasey/Solid Waste Management; :08]
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[OUT Q=but we'll be okay.]
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The new system changes the collection schedule for some residents, and ends alley collection for some others.
Members of council say they have heard complaints. They asked the city manager to follow-up, and evaluate whether the program is working well, or creating more problems for residents.
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[45-11Museum-Tunnel]


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Trains of exploring kids may rolling through an old railroad tunnel running through downtown Lynchburg.
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Near the intersection of Ninth and Jefferson Streets, an old Norfolk and Western tunnel has been boarded up for more than thirty years.
Amazement Square.. the children's museum right next door.. wants to take over the tunnel and turn it into an educational exhibit for kids and adults.
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[IN Q=We would see]

((MORT SAJADIAN/AMAZEMENT SQUARE DIRECTOR: WE WOULD SEE, ENVISION THIS AS A CONTROLLED, ENVIRONMENTALLY SAFE ENVIRONMENT AREA WHERE YOU DO EXHIBITS, HANDS-ON ACTIVITIES, IF IT'S TRAIN-RELATED OBVIOUSLY IMPORTANT, BUT OTHER ACTIVITIES.))
[SUPER=01-Mort Sajadian/Amazement Square Director]
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[OUT Q=but other activities.]
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(sa-JAH-dian) Sajadian is working with the city to assume ownership of the tunnel.
He'd like to have it open and ready for tours by this fall.
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[8Wx-Headline]


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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom - A little more humidity today with a mix of sun and clouds. Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has complete details coming up in a few minutes.




[8-VOB-Prayer-Service]


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A prayer service was held last night at Virginia Heights Baptist church in Roanoke for victims of last weekends van accident.
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[VO-NAT 19.5]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Night; ]

Members of the church and complete strangers came together last night to pray for those hurt in a weekend traffic accident. Approximately 14 church members were injured Sunday when their church van blew a tire and flipped several times, near Greensboro.
[super=03-Randolph Co., NC/Sunday;]

The group, made up of mostly teenagers, was returning from a church retreat in Myrtle Beach.
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[SOT 01:36:25]
[IN Q=I would ask ]

((REV. NELSON HARRIS/VIRGINIA HEIGHTS BAPTIST CHURCH: I WOULD ASK THAT YOU PRAY FOR OUR CONGREGATION RIGHT NOW THAT WE MAY COME TO A DEEPER APPRECIATION AND DEPEND UPON THE ONE WHO IS THE SOURCE OF OUR FAITH. ))
[SUPER=01-Rev. Nelson Harris/Virginia Heights Baptist Church;]
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[OUT Q=of our faith.]
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Ten of the injured were able to make it to last night's service where they and their families also received counseling from a mental health professional. Four other passengers remain hospitalized in North Carolina.... three are in critical condition.
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[8-11Rollovers]


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Increasing reports of accidents and rollovers involving 15-passenger vans is putting the spotlight on safety.
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One local college has tried to increase the safety of its students and faculty by being more cautious.
Roanoke College now has guidelines for driving the vans.
College officials say others can be more cautious when it comes to operating these high center of gravity vehicles.
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[IN Q=We sent out]

((TOM TURNER/DIRECTOR OF CAMPUS SAFETY; WE SENT OUT AN EMAIL TO ALL OUR MOTOR POOL USERS, A FOLKS HERE AT THE COLLEGE THAT DRIVE OUR VEHICLES. WE'VE ADVISED THEM NOT TO OVERLOAD THE VANS AND LIMIT THEIR PASSENGER LOADS TO TEN PEOPLE TO WEAR SEAT BELTS HAVE EVERYONE ALL THE PASSENGERS WEAR SEAT BELTS. AND WE HAVE EXPERIENCED DRIVERS, DRIVING THE VANS.))
[SUPER=01-Tom Turner/Director of Campus Safety]
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[OUT Q=driving the vans.]
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Despite a federal advisory, many owners and operators of fifteen passenger vans are still unaware of the risks involved in driving these vehicles.
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[8-11Big-Game]


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A Virginia man isn't talking turkey anymore after becoming a multi-millionaire.
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[SUPER=03-Richmond]

On Saturday, Dana Martz of Broadway in Rockingham County won the nine million dollar Big Game jackpot.
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[IN Q=I WENT BACK]

((DANA MARTZ/BIG GAME WINNER: I WENT BACK AND CHECKED MY TICKET. I HAD FIVE'S ON BOTH ENDS AND STARTED CHECKING THE MIDDLE AND KEPT HAVING THEM AND DOUBLE CHECKED AND TRIPLE CHECKED AND WENT BACK AND CHECKED AGAIN AND STILL COULDN'T HARDLY BELIEVE IT.))
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[OUT Q=COULDN'T HARDLY BELIEVE IT.]
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Martz is sharing his winnings with his sister and her husband. And, says he has already turned in his resignation at work. Before winning the lottery-- Martz used to catch turkeys for a business in West Virginia. (------------)