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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom - Cooler temperatures and a chance for scattered showers and thunderstorms are shaping up today. Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has details coming up in a couple of minutes.




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An early- morning chase that began in the Burnt Chimney area of Franklin County ends in Roanoke County with an accident and gunshots.
Three suspects are in custody, and one is in the hospital.
Authorities say at least some of the suspects were juveniles.
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They were chasing two vehicles stolen from Boones Mill Motors.
One driver pulled over-- and authorities took him into custody.
The other thieves took off, eventually ramming a Franklin County Sheriff's Deputy car.
But the pursuit continued into Roanoke County, where the suspect crashed the vehicle on Willow Branch Road.
A Franklin county deputy fired shots, but it's not clear if anyone was hit.
A THIRD stolen car was found over an embankment.
Authorities say one of the car thieves was taken to the hospital.
No word on his condition.
State police are investigating.
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[7-11Tanglewood-Fire]


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Investigators are still looking for the cause of a fire at the T-J Maxx Store at Tanglewood Mall.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Last night's fire was contained to merchandise in a storage area on the second floor of the store.
But the blaze spewed smoke into the rest of the store and other parts of the mall.
Firefighters credit sprinklers and thermal imaging cameras for getting the flames out quickly.
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((CHARLIE KING/ROANOKE CO. BATTALION CHIEF; WE DID USE THERMAL IMAGING CAMERAS TO FIND THE FIRE VERY QUICKLY AND TO ELIMINATE IT IN OTHER AREAS.))
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One firefighter was treated for heat exhaustion, but no customers or staff were hurt.
Firefighters don't know yet how the blaze started.
The mall's marketing manager says T-J Maxx hopes to re-open today, if smoke and water damage can be cleaned up in time.
The rest of the mall will be open normal business hours.
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[7-11Deputy-Plea]


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Another Sheriff's Deputy in Danville has admitted to sexual misconduct at the jail.
Ernest Carter the third ... pled guilty yesterday morning to having oral sex with an inmate last November.
He now faces up to five years in prison and a 25-hundred dollar fine.
Carter is scheduled to be sentenced next month.
Two other former deputies, Doyle Cook and Steve Terry, are expected to plead guilty Friday.

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A man wanted for passing phony checks is in custody.
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Officers say Michael Branch has been using computer generated paychecks to obtain money from several different area businesses.
Police are still looking for Loretta Hurt -- wanted for the same offense.
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Anyone with information on where she is should call the Roanoke city Crime Line at 344-85 hundred.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom - Expect cooler temperatures today under partly to mostly cloudy skies. Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has details coming up after the news.




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Three suspects are in custody and one is in the hospital after an early- morning police chase through two counties.


Authorities say at least some of the suspects were juveniles.
It all started when authorities
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./This Morning;]


were chasing two vehicles stolen from Boones Mill Motors.
One driver pulled over-- and authorities took him into custody.
The other thieves took off, eventually ramming a Franklin county sheriff's deputy car.
But the pursuit continued into Roanoke county, where the suspect crashed the vehicle on Willow Branch Road.
A Franklin county deputy fired shots, but it's not clear if anyone was hit.
A THIRD stolen car was found over an embankment.
Authorities say one of the car thieves was taken to the hospital.
No word on his condition.
State police are investigating.
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[45-City-Schools]


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A report criticizing the Roanoke City school system's hiring practices was at the center of a meeting held by school board members last night. An audit of the school system's Human Resources Department found that more than 30- people, including one teacher and one assistant football coach, were hired over the past two years with criminal backgrounds.
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Some of the employees were fired when their criminal records surfaced with the department but others remain employed.

Last night's meeting to discuss the issue was held in executive session. Afterward the newly appointed school board chairman said the board is committed to evaluating the report.
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((WE'RE CONCERNED WITH SOME OF THE THINGS THAT HAVE BEEN SAID IN THE REPORT AND RIGHT NOW IT'S INCUMBENT UPON MYSELF AND OTHER BOARD MEMBERS TO EVALUATE EVERYTHING THAT HAS BEEN PUT OUT THERE AND THAT'S WHAT WE'RE DOING. ONCE WE COMPLETE THAT EVALUATION I'M CONFIDENT THAT THIS BOARD WILL TAKE WHATEVER APPROPRIATE ACTION NEEDS TO BE TAKEN.))
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Lea (LEE) could not say how long the evaluation period would take.


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Some major changes are on the way for Danville's George Washington High School.
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The school is undergoing 16-million dollars in renovations, thanks to a bond issue passed last November.
Construction crews are installing new windows, ceilings, and doors as well a climate control system.
Workers are already trying to figure out ways to continue construction through the school year without disrupting classes.
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((JOHN RANSON/PROJECT MANAGER: IF IT GETS TOO BAD ONCE SCHOOL GETS STARTED THEY WILL DO THE NOISEY KIND OF THINGS AFTER SCHOOL HOURS AND ON WEEKENDS.))
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Classes will be re-located to the auditorium so crews can work in four classrooms at a time.
The project should be done in the fall of 2002.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom - Showers and storms are on tap for today - some could be heavy at times. Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has details coming up in your forecast.



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An early- morning car chase that began in Franklin county ends in Roanoke county with a crash and gunfire.
Authorities arrested three suspects-- one suspect is in the hospital.
They say at least some of the suspects were juveniles.
It all started when authorities
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were chasing two vehicles stolen from Boones Mill Motors.
One driver pulled over-- and authorities took him into custody.
The other thieves took off, eventually ramming a Franklin county sheriff's deputy car.
But the pursuit continued into Roanoke county, where the suspect crashed the vehicle on Willow Branch Road.
A Franklin county deputy fired shots, but it's not clear if anyone was hit.
A THIRD stolen car was found over an embankment.
Authorities say one of the car thieves was taken to the hospital.
No word on his condition.
State police are investigating.
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[8-11Melrose-Murder]


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A shooting in Akron, Ohio led police to two suspects wanted in a Roanoke murder and robbery.
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Akron police responded to a call Sunday night and found 19-year-old Antoine Lamarr Thompson of Roanoke shot in the leg.
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Police believe he hitched a ride with two young Roanoke men at the Z-Mart on Melrose Avenue last week ... then robbed them at gunpoint when they dropped him off.
19-year-old Ben Chastang got away, but someone shot and killed his friend, Ryan Fisher, as he tried to run.
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A 17-year-old boy from Roanoke who was with Thompson is also being held in Ohio.
Police say they anticipate more charges.

[8-11Osborne-Motel]


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A six-figure damage award has been awarded to Mexican laborers from a federal judge in Roanoke.
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The migrant workers- -men who perform seasonal work, cutting and bailing Christmas trees- -each stand to get a rebate on the rent they paid at the Osborne Motel plus punitive and compensatory damages... a total of 155-thousand dollars.
[SUPER=03-Independence/December 2000]


The Osbornes were not in court defending themselves. The judge had already ruled they were in default for failure to respond earlier.
Workers testified yesterday about mattresses that smelled of mildew and urine, no heat or hot water, unlivable conditions.
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[IN Q=(NAT SOT FULL: Spanish) They were very horrible.]

((THEY WERE VERY HORRIBLE, VERY UGLY. THEY TREATED US THE WORST THAT A PERSON COULD BE TREATED.))
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The motel was closed last year after being cited for hundreds of health and safety violations over the years.
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