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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.... Pleasant and sunny today with temperatures in the mid 80s
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have your complete forecast in just a few minutes.





[7-Cranwell]


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After nearly 30 years in Virginia's General Assembly, Vinton Delegate Dick Cranwell is retiring.
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[SOT 01:14:47]
[IN Q=And as much as I enjoy]

((AND AS MUCH AS I ENJOY PUBLIC SERVICE AS AN ELECTED MEMBER OF THE HOUSE OF DELEGATES, IT'S TIME FOR ME TO MOVE ON AND LOOK FOR OTHER WAYS TO SERVE FOLKS.))
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[OUT Q=other ways to serve folks.]
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[SUPER=03-Vinton]

If the House Minority Leader were to seek another term - the Republicans' new redistricting plan would force him to run against fellow Democrat Chip Woodrum. Nine General Assembly Democrats have announced retirement in the wake of the redistricting plan. Democratic supporters are upset to see lawmakers like Cranwell step down.
[SOT 01:36:46]
[IN Q=The grin you see]

((DAVE SAUNDERS/CRANWELL SUPPORTER: THE GRIN YOU SEE ON THE FACE OF VANCE WILKINS AND MORGAN GRIFFITH TODAY IS BROUGHT TO YOU AT THE EXPENSE OF SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA.))
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[OUT Q=at the expense of southwest Virginia.]
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Cranwell says he plans to keep serving southwest Virginia - but will NOT speculate on his political future.
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[7-11Griffith-Reaction]


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Cranwell's retirement announcement came as a surprise to the House Majority Leader.
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[SUPER=403-Salem]


Delegate Morgan Griffith says the floor debate will be less interesting without Cranwell.
The Majority Leader says even though Southwest Virginia is losing a delegate with seniority in the house, it will not hurt this area.
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[SOT 23:55]
[IN Q=based on population]

((MORGAN GRIFFITH: BASED ON POPULATION WE'VE LOST SEATS BUT WE STILL HAVE THE MAJORITY LEADER AND JUST UP THE ROAD IN AMHERST WE HAVE THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE THE OLD SPEAKER WAS FROM NORFOLK, I DON'T KNOW HOW YOU LOSE POWER WHEN YOU HAVE THE MAJORITY LEADER AND THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE IN YOUR REGION.))
[SUPER=401-Del. Morgan Griffith/(R) Salem]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=in your region.]
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So far Griffith is unopposed in the November election.
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[7-11Jackson]


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The new congressional redistricting is effecting the plans of a 14-year House veteran.
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[SUPER=403-Richmond/File Tape;]


Democratic Delegate Tom Jackson says he will NOT seek re-election.
But Jackson says a political future is still possible.
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[SOT 17:39:33]
[IN Q=One of the great things about]

((DEL. TOM JACKSON/D-HILLSVILLE: ONE OF THE GREAT THINGS ABOUT LIFE IS THAT YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT'S AROUND THE NEXT CURVE. AND, YOU KNOW, I ENJOYED MY 14 YEARS. I THINK MY PERSONALITY AND WHAT ABILITIES THAT I HAVE WERE WELL SUITED FOR THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY PROCESS. I HOPE, IF IT'S MEANT TO BE, I HOPE THAT THERE WILL BE SOME OTHER OPPORTUNITIES COMING DOWN THE ROAD.))
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[OUT Q=opportunities coming down the road.]
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=HOLD]


Jackson says campaigning in an almost entirely new district, against a fellow Democrat, was NOT an enticing prospect.
His decision is based largely on the amount of time it would take away from his family.
[SS=Armstrong]


Martinsville Democrat Ward Armstrong will announce his plans on Monday.
[SS=Barnie Day]


Patrick County Delegate Barnie Day -- the third Democrat drawn into that house district -- announced earlier this week he would NOT run again.

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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... Expect a pleasant day. Mostly sunny skies today with temperatures around 85.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have the details in just a few minutes.








[45-11Missing-woman]


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It's been a week since Jennifer Barker turned up missing shortly after arriving to work.
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Authorities are still looking for Dewey Summerlin and a green Honda Accord he may be driving.
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Though court documents indicate another vehicle was used in the abduction behind the Post Office.
Yet another vehicle- -a red mini-van- -turned up at a remote location in Hardy- -with what appears to be human blood in it.
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The bail bondsman who posted 15-thousand 500-dollars for Summerlin's release on earlier charges says he thinks Summerlin's out of the state by now.

[45-11Virginia-Heights]


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Family members of Jessica Lewis told her minister the young woman had died and they're making arrangements for her to become an organ donor.
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[SUPER=03-Asheboro Co., NC/Sunday;]


She was one of four teens seriously hurt when a Virginia Heights Baptist Church van overturned several times on U-S 220 south of Greensboro.
Lewis had been in critical condition ever since, and Reverend Nelson Harris says he got the news late yesterday afternoon.
Three other teenagers are still in North Carolina hospitals.
They were returning from Myrtle Beach to Roanoke, as part of a youth activity sponsored by her Church.
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[45-11Vinton-Super]


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For the first time in 18 years, Roanoke County Supervisor, Harry Nickens, has an opponent.
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[SUPER=403-Roanoke Co.]


Mike Altizer announced he's seeking the Republican nomination for the Vinton seat on the Board of Supervisors.
Altizer is currently the regional manager of Monroe Muffler and has never before run for office.
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[45-7-Cranwell]


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Delegate Dick Cranwell is retiring, after 30 years in Virginia's General Assembly.
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[SOT 01:14:47]
[IN Q=And as much as I enjoy]
[SUPER=401-Del. Dick Cranwell/(D) Vinton]

((AND AS MUCH AS I ENJOY PUBLIC SERVICE AS AN ELECTED MEMBER OF THE HOUSE OF DELEGATES, IT'S TIME FOR ME TO MOVE ON AND LOOK FOR OTHER WAYS TO SERVE FOLKS.))
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=other ways to serve folks.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=403-Vinton]

If the House Minority Leader were to seek another term - the Republicans new redistricting plan would force him to run against fellow Democrat Chip Woodrum. Nine General Assembly Democrats have announced retirement in wake of the redistricting plan. Democratic supporters are upset to see lawmakers like Cranwell step down.
[SOT 01:36:46]
[IN Q=The grin you see]
[SUPER=401-Dave Saunders/Cranwell Supporter]

((DAVE SAUNDERS/CRANWELL SUPPORTER: THE GRIN YOU SEE ON THE FACE OF VANCE WILKINS AND MORGAN GRIFFITH TODAY IS BROUGHT TO YOU AT THE EXPENSE OF SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA.))
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[OUT Q=at the expense of southwest Virginia.]
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[VO-NAT]

Cranwell says he plans to keep serving southwest Virginia - but will not speculate on his political future.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... A nice sunny day is ahead of us. Highs will climb into the mid 80s.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have your complete forecast in just a few minutes.

[8-7-Cranwell]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=jen]
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[GRAPHIC=Cranwell Stepping Down]


After three decades in Virginia's General Assembly, Delegate Dick Cranwell says it's time to move on.
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[SOT 01:14:47]
[IN Q=And as much as I enjoy]
[SUPER=401-Del. Dick Cranwell/(D) Vinton]

((AND AS MUCH AS I ENJOY PUBLIC SERVICE AS AN ELECTED MEMBER OF THE HOUSE OF DELEGATES, IT'S TIME FOR ME TO MOVE ON AND LOOK FOR OTHER WAYS TO SERVE FOLKS.))
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=other ways to serve folks.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=403-Vinton]

If the House Minority Leader were to seek another term - the Republicans new redistricting plan would force him to run against fellow Democrat Chip Woodrum. Nine General Assembly Democrats have announced retirement in wake of the redistricting plan. Democratic supporters are upset to see lawmakers like Cranwell step down.
[SOT 01:36:46]
[IN Q=The grin you see]
[SUPER=401-Dave Saunders/Cranwell Supporter]

((DAVE SAUNDERS/CRANWELL SUPPORTER: THE GRIN YOU SEE ON THE FACE OF VANCE WILKINS AND MORGAN GRIFFITH TODAY IS BROUGHT TO YOU AT THE EXPENSE OF SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA.))
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[OUT Q=at the expense of southwest Virginia.]
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[VO-NAT]

Cranwell says he plans to keep serving southwest Virginia - but will not speculate on his political future.
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[8-11Griffith-Reaction]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=01-]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


The House Majority Leader was surprised at Cranwell's retirement announcement.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=403-Salem]


Delegate Morgan Griffith says the floor debate will be less interesting without Cranwell.
The Majority Leader says even though Southwest Virginia is losing a delegate with seniority in the house, it will not hurt this area.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 23:55]
[IN Q=based on population]

((MORGAN GRIFFITH: BASED ON POPULATION WE'VE LOST SEATS BUT WE STILL HAVE THE MAJORITY LEADER AND JUST UP THE ROAD IN AMHERST WE HAVE THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE THE OLD SPEAKER WAS FROM NORFOLK, I DON'T KNOW HOW YOU LOSE POWER WHEN YOU HAVE THE MAJORITY LEADER AND THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE IN YOUR REGION.))
[SUPER=401-Del. Morgan Griffith/(R) Salem]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=in your region.]
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[VO-NAT]


So far Griffith is unopposed in the November election.
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[8-7-11Jackson]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=equ]
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Redistricting is also changing the plans of a 14-year House veteran.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=403-Richmond/File Tape;]


Democratic Delegate Tom Jackson says he will NOT seek re-election either.
But Jackson says a political future is still possible.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 17:39:33]
[IN Q=One of the great things about]

((DEL. TOM JACKSON/D-HILLSVILLE: ONE OF THE GREAT THINGS ABOUT LIFE IS THAT YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT'S AROUND THE NEXT CURVE. AND, YOU KNOW, I ENJOYED MY 14 YEARS. I THINK MY PERSONALITY AND WHAT ABILITIES THAT I HAVE WERE WELL SUITED FOR THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY PROCESS. I HOPE, IF IT'S MEANT TO BE, I HOPE THAT THERE WILL BE SOME OTHER OPPORTUNITIES COMING DOWN THE ROAD.))
[RUNS=:22]
[OUT Q=opportunities coming down the road.]
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=HOLD]


Jackson says campaigning in an almost entirely new district, against a fellow Democrat, was NOT an enticing prospect.
His decision is based largely on the amount of time it would take away from his family.
[SS=Armstrong]


Martinsville Democrat Ward Armstrong will announce his plans on Monday.
[SS=Barnie Day]


Patrick County Delegate Barnie Day -- the third Democrat drawn into that house district -- announced earlier this w eek he would NOT run again.