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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom - Brace yourself for yet another hot and humid day. Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has details coming up in your forecast.

[7-11Redistricting]


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The General Assembly has approved the republican plan to re-draw the state's eleven congressional districts
It makes some modest last-minute changes to several area districts, the most notable being in Alleghany County.

Steve Smallshaw has the story.
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(( In their last stand of what will be a markedly different House of Delegates next year, Democrats delivered a parting shot across the bow of the Republican ship of state.
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((DEL. CREIGH DEEDS/D- BATH CO.: SO WHILE THE OBITUARIES HAVE BEEN WRITTEN, RUMORS OF OUR DEMISE ARE MUCH EXAGGERATED.))
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((DEL. JAY O'BRIEN/R-CLIFTON: WE ON OUR SIDE OF THE AISLE KNOW WHAT GOES AROUND, COMES AROUND, WE JUST HOPE IT TAKES YOU A HUNDRED YEARS JUST LIKE IT TOOK US.))
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It will be another ten years before Democrats get a crack at shifting the state's political boundaries again.
Along mostly party lines, the House and Senate voted to move most of Allegheny County and the cities of Covington and Clifton Forge out of the 6th and into the 9th District, while Bob Goodlatte's 6th District picks up more of Roanoke and Bedford Counties.

The plan now goes to the governor and then on to the Justice Department for final review.

Steve Smallshaw, News7, Richmond.))[7-Senate-Redistricting]


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Meanwhile the General Assembly's new Senate districts were approved by the Justice Department.
The news comes less than a month after the federal government approved the General Assembly's redistricting plan for the House of Delegates. The G-O-P-backed plan transports the southwestern Virginia district of Democrat Madison Marye (MUH-ree) into Fairfax.
Democrats say they are disappointed that the plan received federal approval because they believe the districts were intentionally and illegally drawn along racial lines.

[7-11Flooding]


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In an effort to help residents in parts of Virginia and West Virginia recovering from Sunday's severe flooding - Governor Gilmore is requesting federal disaster assistance for the Tazewell County area.
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Neighboring parts of West Virginia also have a major cleanup ahead. The town of Kimball, west of Bluefield, was one of the hardest hit. Residents say water came down so quickly there was no time to salvage anything. Business owners say they're not sure if the community can rebuild.
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((JAMES GIANATO/KIMBALL BUSINESS OWNER; ALL THE WINDOWS WERE KNOCKED OUT LOST THE POST OFFICE UP THEIR THE LIGHT AND WATER COMPANY THE DEBRIS CAME DOWN AND KNOCKED OUT ALL OF IT.))
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For now every store in Kimball's downtown is closed.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom - It's going to be muggy again today - but is relief on the way? We'll check in with Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner in a couple of minutes.




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Roanoke officials say a man was killed early this morning.
Authorities discovered the body lying in the yard beside a house in the 12- hundred- block of Prillaman Avenue, Northwest.
Police are still examining the victim's body, and are not saying yet HOW he died.
They believe the murder occurred around four this morning.
Officials are not releasing the man's name until after they reach his family members.

[45-11Lewis]


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14-year-old Jessika Lewis was laid to rest yesterday at Trinity Cemetery in Botetourt County.
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More than 300 people attended the Patrick Henry High School student's funeral yesterday.
Her pastor and friends reminded mourners that Jessika's life was short, but full of love.
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((AMANDA WHEELER/FRIEND: I'M COMFORTED TODAY BECAUSE I KNOW JESSIKA IS IN A FAR BETTER PLACE THAN HERE AND I LOOK FORWARD TO THE DAY WHEN I JOIN HER WITH GOD AND WE WILL BE REUNITED AGAIN AS FRIENDS.))
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((REV. NELSON HARRIS/LEWIS' PASTOR: LIFE, AS GOD ORDAINS IT, IS NOT MEASURED BY LENGTH, BUT BY LOVE. HIS LOVE FOR US, HIS LOVE FOR JESSIKA.))
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Lewis died Friday -- a week after the church van she was riding in flipped.
The three other teenagers injured in the crash remain in North Carolina hospitals.
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[45-11VA-Lottery]


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The value of tonight's Lotto jackpot is 20 million dollars, but state lottery officials say it doesn't attract the attention, or play, the way it used to. That's why the Virginia Lottery may make some changes.
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Lottery officials say ten years ago, when these pictures were taken, a 20 million dollar Lotto jackpot would attract five or six times the number of players expected to buy tickets for tonight's drawing.
The lottery cites "jackpot fatigue" .. the mega-multi-state jackpots .. for the lessened interest in "only" 20 million.
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((ED SCARBOROUGH/VIRGINIA LOTTERY: It's hard for us to understand that. We think a million dollars is a lot of money, but it seems that collectively, the public is not really responding to that in the same way, and hence it's one of the reasons why we're looking at some possible changes for the game.))
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One change under consideration is creating what lottery officials call a "Mini Multi-State" game.

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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom - You'll want to find a way to keep cool today - temperatures are expected to reach the low 90's. Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has details coming up after the news.




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Roanoke police are investigating an apparent murder that happened early this morning.
Authorities discovered a man's body lying in the yard beside a house in the 12- hundred- block of Prillaman Avenue, Northwest.
Police are still examining the victim's body, and are not saying yet HOW he died.
They believe the murder occurred around four this morning.
Officials are not releasing the man's name until after they reach his family members.

[8-11Salmonella]


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Health Officials are searching for clues to the source of a salmonella outbreak in the Lynchburg area.
32 people have all reported getting sick between June 17th and June 30th.
Investigators believe most of the people contracted the illness from the same restaurant but can not pinpoint which one.
Signs of poisoning include diarrhea, fever, abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting.
Symptoms occur 6 to 12 hours after contamination.


[8-11Abbitt]


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Another loss for Virginia Democrats in the House of Delegates.
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Long-time Democrat Watkins Abbitt announced yesterday that he will seek re-election this fall as an Independent.
Abbitt says Republicans hinted they would spare his district from major redistricting changes if he bolted the Democratic Party.
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((DEL. WATKINS ABBITT/I- APPOMATTOX: I HAD SOME DISCUSSIONS WITH SOME FRIENDS OF MINE ON THE OTHER SIDE. I DID NOT KNOW WHAT THE DISTRICT WAS GOING TO LOOK LIKE. THE FIRST TIME I SAW THE NEW DISTRICT WAS WHEN THE PLAN WAS FILED. (reporter question) I WOULDN'T SAY IT WAS THAT DIRECT BUT THERE WAS SOME HINTS THERE.. I DON'T THINK IT WAS THAT DIRECT.))
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Abbitt says he will NOT caucus with either party.
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[8-6-Beales]


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The Commonwealth has a new Attorney General.
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Randolph Beales.. the hand-picked successor of gubernatorial candidate Mark Earley.. won unanimous approval from the General Assembly yesterday.
Beales will serve the remainder of Earley's term which ends this year.
He'd been serving in the post since June when Earley stepped down to run for governor.
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[8-6-Schultz]


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A new tourism and event coordinator is taking the reigns for Roanoke County.
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Wendi Schultz will resign as Executive Director of Festival in the Park to take the position beginning September fourth.
Schultz will oversee special events and tournaments in an effort to promote tourism.
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[8-11Bank-Robbery]


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The First Virginia Bank branch at Valley View Mall was robbed.
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It happened around 1-45 yesterday afternoon on Valley View Boulevard.
Employees say a man- who MAY have had a gun- demanded money.
Authorities say the robber is a white male who was wearing white clothing and a blond wig in a pony tail with a hat.
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