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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom - A welcomed relief from the humidity is in store today. Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has details coming up in your forecast.




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Officials are still looking for the driver of a car that crashed yesterday after a high speed chase near Blacksburg. Authorities say the man fled the accident on foot. Teresa Hamilton has more from Montgomery County.
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(( Authorities began their search for Antoine Sherard Scott after he led police on a high speed chase. Sheriff's officials were trying to arrest the 23- year old on a probation violation when Scott fled and eventually crashed his Mustang on Jennelle Road, just outside Blacksburg. Several hours later a helicopter was brought in to aid in the search after Scott was spotted walking on nearby Ellett Road but once again he got away.
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(( lt. gary chandler: it's very tough terrain )) Sheriff's officials have also been hampered by the fact Antoine Scott, who goes by the name Mike, is quick on his feet. Scott is a former Christiansburg high school football player who served a running back for the Blue Demons. Nevertheless, authorities say they're not giving up.
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[sot 23:44:29]

((we're going to have....)) Authorities say this is actually the third time, Scott has run from the law. Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Montgomery County.))
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[TAKE FS PINNACLE] If you have any information on Scott's whereabouts - you can call the Montgomery County Sheriff's Department at 382 - 2951.
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Roanoke police are investigating a murder -
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It started as a robbery in Northwest Roanoke- and four and half hours later the body of murder victim 22-year old Ryan Fisher was found.
[SUPER=03-Salem]


Ben Chast-ang says it all started when a man asked for a ride at the Z-Mart on Melrose Avenue. We recorded the interview so as not to show Chastang's face, at his insistence.
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[SOT 11:31:13]
[IN Q=The cops acted like]

((THE COPS ACTED LIKE IT WAS A DRUG DEAL GONE WRONG. IT WAS A GUY WHO GAVE ANOTHER GUY A RIDE. THE GUY THEY GAVE A RIDE TO TURNED OUT NOT TO BE WHAT THEY THOUGHT.))
[SUPER=01-Ben Chastang/Robbery Victim]
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[OUT Q=not to be what they thought.]
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Two other men appeared, beat Chastang and held him up at gun point.
He says they made off with his '96 Impala Super Sport and some jewelry. Police are still looking for the car.



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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom - Expect a mostly sunny day with highs in the 80's. Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has your complete forecast coming up after the news.




[45-11Prescription-abuse]


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Preventing prescription drug abuse is on the minds of Pulaski police - And they are hoping a new tool called Authentiprint will help. Pharmacists will fingerprint customers when they pick up certain prescriptions.
Jennifer Miele explains.
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[IN Q=In the last three years]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski;:00]
[SUPER=01-Vicky Frazier/Pulaski Crime Prevention Officer; :29]
[SUPER=01-Eddie Hale/Martin's Pharmacy; :53]
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[OUT Q=JM News 7, Pulaski.]

(( In the last three years, the town of Pulaski has seen a steady increase in prescription fraud.
In the next few weeks, area pharmacists will be asked to help fight that problem. [NAT SOUND] [RUNS 05]
Authentiprint uses invisible ink and chemically treated paper to provide pharmacists with instant fingerprints. That way, if there's any question of fraud, prints will be on file.
[SOT]

((VICKY FRAZIER: WE'RE ALSO GIVING EDUCATIONAL TALKS TO THE COMMUNITY TO EXPLAIN WHAT WE'RE DOING AND WHY, AND HOW TO PREVENT PRESCRIPTION FRAUD FOR THEMSELVES.)) [RUNS 08]
Pulaski Police came up with the idea after seeing it used to verify check information at local grocery stores. [NAT] [RUNS 04]
Pulaski pharmacist Eddie Hale says authentiprint will be used to combat all sorts of abuse.
[SOT]

((ALL YOUR NARCOTIC PAIN REMEDIES FROM OXYCONTIN TO PERKASET, ALL THOSE ARE ABUSEABLE.)) [RUNS 10] [StAND UP] ((JENNIFER MIELE/REPORTING: AT A MEETING ON JULY 18TH, PHARMACISTS LIKE EDDIE HALE WILL TELL POLICE UNDER WHAT CIRCUMSTANCES THEY THINK THE NEW SYSTEM SHOULD BE USED, SAY TIME OF DAY OR TYPE OF NARCOTIC.)) [RUNS 10]
Hale hopes the pilot program will bring police one step closer to a remedy for prescription drug abuse.
Jennifer Miele, News 7, Pulaski.))



[45-11Oxycontin-Suit]


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Attorneys for the maker of Oxycontin are blasting a class action suit against the company - calling it irresponsible, unfounded and legally flawed.
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Seven southwest Virginia residents are suing Purdue Pharma for millions - claiming it failed to warn patients the drug was dangerously addictive. Yesterday attorneys for Purdue filed a legal response. They say Virginia does not recognize or permit class action lawsuits.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom - A nice day is on the way with temperatures in the 80's and LESS humidity!!! Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has details coming up in just a couple of minutes.




[8-11Campbell-Emergency]


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Those responsible for saving live every day in Campbell County feel their own lives are at risk because of the county's mobile radio system. They have been complaining about the system for years and last night they aired the concerns with county officials.
Steve Smallshaw has more.
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[SUPER=03-Campbell Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jimmy Phillips/Campbell Co. Rescue Squad; :14]
[SUPER=01-Jeff McCune/Evington V.F.D.; :24 (quick!!) ]
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[SUPER=01-Steve Coleman/Campbell Co. Rescue Squad; :51]
[SUPER=01-John Larkin/Public Safety Director; 1:01]
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(( [natsot ambulance ]
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Every time they respond to an emergency call, a volunteer's lifeline is their ability to communicate with dispatchers and each other, but too often they say, their radios are failing them.
[SOT #1 15:20:24]

((JIMMY PHILLIPS/CAMPBELL CO. RESCUE SQUAD: I THINK THAT'S OUR PROBLEM IS PURE COMMUNICATION BREAKDOWN. AND SOMEBODY'S GOING TO GET HURT.))
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[SOT #1 15:14:39]

((BUT THE COVERAGE HAS BEEN THE ISSUE SINCE DAY ONE..))
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The problem, they say, is the county has too many "dead spots".. areas where the radios can't transmit or receive a call.. and emergency personnel often find themselves unable to communicate with each other just a short distance away.
The problem is not a new one.. some feel the county made a mistake when it opted not to join Lynchburg and surrounding counties on a more high-tech regional radio system in 1996.
[SOT #2 21:47:48]

((STEVE COLEMAN/CAMPBELL CO. RESCUE SQUAD: AS A VOLUNTEER THAT USES IT EVERY DAY.. ...A BIG MISTAKE.))
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[OUT Q=a big mistake.]
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((JOHN LARKIN/PUBLIC SAFETY DIRECTOR: I THINK THEY UNDERSTAND THE PERSPECTIVE THAT WAS BROUGHT HERE TONIGHT BY THE VOLUNTEERS.. .. MAKING THEIR DECISION.))
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[OUT Q=making their decision.]))
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The county has agreed to hire an outside consultant to analyze the system, identify the problems and suggest some solutions.
How to pay for those fixes will be the next hurdle they'll have to clear.

[8-11Beeper-System]


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One local hospital just made it easier to keep in touch with family members undergoing surgery.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]


Lewis Gale Medical Center has implemented a beeper system.
Patients' families can now leave the waiting room and still know they will be updated on a relative's condition.
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[SOT38:30]
[IN Q=We started about 9 months ago]

((WE STARTED ABOUT 9 MONTHS AGO REALIZING THERE WAS A PROBLEM AND THERE WAS A LOT TIME BEING SPENT WITH UNNECESSARY PHONE CALLS FROM PHYSICIAN AND NURSES --SO WE THOUGHT THERE HAS GOT TO BE A BETTER WAY OF DOING THIS))
[SUPER=01-Robin Roth/Registered Nurse]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=of doing this]
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The beeper will work up to 25 miles away from the hospital.
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[SOT29:08]
[IN Q=I think it just makes them]

(( MICHAEL SLAYDON/REGISTERED NURSE: I THINK IT JUST MAKES THEM FEEL MORE COMFORTABLE, IT GIVES THEM SOMETHING ELSE TO FALL BACK ON IT LET'S THEM KNOW THEY'RE ONE STEP CLOSER TO THE DOCTOR AND ONE STEP CLOSER TO THEIR FAMILY MEMBER WHO MIGHT BE IN SURGERY))
[SUPER=01-Michael Slaydon/Registered Nurse]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=might be in surgery]
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For now, the beeper service is only available in Ambulatory services. The hospital is considering offering it in other areas in the near future.
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