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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... Look for partly sunny skies today with temperatures reaching into the upper 80s. Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have your forecast coming up in just a few moments.


[7-11Amherst-Escapee]


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The man who escaped from Amherst County Jail yesterday afternoon is still missing. 19-year old Jason Scott Owen was last seen in the Dixie Airport Road area of the county. At the time, he was in boxer shorts, a white tee shirt and had a black covering on his head. He was with two other young white men.
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[TAKE FULL SCREEN PINNACLE] Owen is 6 feet tall and weighs about 125 pounds. He has short blondish brown hair, hazel eyes and a thin beard. Deputies consider Owen dangerous and ask that you call 946-9300 if you have any information.
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[7-11Legion-Lake]


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Health concerns have forced Lynchburg's American Legion hall to close its public swimming lake for the rest of the summer.
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Post 16 officials say a large flock of Canadian geese have made the lake and surrounding park their home.
Geese droppings have made the area largely unusable, and the Lynchburg health department has received concerned phone calls about the situation.
The American Legion voluntarily closed the lake, which will be drained later this year.
Health officials say the droppings could cause high levels of fecal coliform bacteria in the water which could then lead to health problems in those exposed to it.
"No" health complaints related to the lake have been reported.
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[7-11Streamguage]


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If you want to check out the latest data on the Roanoke River .. all it takes is the click of a mouse.
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Congressman Bob Goodlatte yesterday announced improvements made to the Roanoke River's streamguage. The gauge is under the Walnut Street Bridge-
It's been in use for more than 100-years and now sports satellite equipment. The device measures water levels and flow and is used by the U-S Geological Survey to issue flood forecasts. The Roanoke site is one of 14 across Virginia with satellite technology.
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[TAKE FULL SCREEN BOARD] To check out the data-- you can go to the webwatch section of our website at wdbj7.com.
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[7-6Teachers-Election]


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Virginia's largest teacher organization is letting the candidates know what they want.
For the first time, The Virginia Education Association will televise ads across the state, urging voters to demand candidates to commit to more funding for public schools.
Three spots will air starting today.
The Virginia Education Association endorsed Democrat Mark Warner over Republican Mark Earley in the Governor's race... but the ads are nonpartisan.

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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... It's going to be warm and humid today with a chance for an isolated shower.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have your complete forecast coming up after the news.



[45-6Police-Graduation]


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Roanoke city will soon have more than a dozen new police officers walking the beat.
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Yesterday, the Roanoke Police Academy graduated 13-officers, including two women. A ceremony held at the Jefferson Center included a speech by guest speaker Congressman Bob Goodlatte and Presentation of Colors by the Roanoke Police Color Guard. Yesterday's graduates and thirteen other students started the Academy in February. Only half the class completed the course. The new officers will start work with the City of Roanoke in a couple days.
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[45-11Va-Tech]


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Virginia Tech officials are strengthening their efforts to crack down on substance abuse among athletes.
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Officials say even though student athlete test results show NO major problem at the University, the athletic department is strengthening its policy. In guidelines adopted yesterday, the school will now make those who test positive get counseling and miss competition.

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((SHARON MCCLOSKEY/ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT; IT'S IMPORTANT, FOR THE SAFETY OF THE ATHLETES THEMSELVES FOR THE SAFETY OF THEIR TEAMMATES AND ALSO TO TRY AND KEEP THE PLAYING FIELD LEVEL WITH, STEROIDS.))
[SUPER=01-Sharon McCloskey/VT Athletic Department;]
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[OUT Q=with steroids.]
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Tech looked at other Big East and Virginia schools to update its drug policy. The final draft was based on a program used at the University of Florida.
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[45-6Alleghany-Development]


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Things aren't looking good for the Allegheny Highlands Economic Development Authority Its had to file for Chapter nine bankruptcy.
The filing is similar to Chapter eleven, where a municipality tries to reorganize and work out a payment plan for creditors.
A-H-E-D-A debt began to accumulate
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after the county broke ground on a shell building in 1999, hoping a company called L-K-M would move in.
Things fell through when L-K-M went under, and left the development authority with the bill --
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which included more than 200- hundred thousand for building upgrades and 100 thousand dollars for a bond issue.

A foreclosure on authority property was scheduled for last Friday .

[8Wx-Headline]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom... Partly sunny today with the chance of an isolated shower ..
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have your forecast details coming up in just a few minutes.



[8-11Amherst-Escapee]


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19-year-old Jason Scott Owen escaped from the Amherst County jail yesterday afternoon Authorities say he is still missing. Owen was last seen in the Dixie Airport Road area of the county. At the time, he was in boxer shorts, a white tee shirt and had a black covering on his head. He was with two other young white men.
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[TAKE FULL SCREEN PINNACLE] Owen is 6 feet tall and weighs about 125 pounds. He has short blondish brown hair, hazel eyes and a thin beard. Deputies consider Owen dangerous and ask that you call 946-9300 if you have any information.
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[8-11Colby]


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A pregnant woman is going to jail for trying to have her estranged husband killed. Exie Diane Colby was sentenced yesterday for hiring a hit man.
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Colby had been facing child abuse charges in Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court. Her daughter was found locked in the trunk of a car. On the eve of that trial.... she arranged to have her husband killed.
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((YOU WERE CONCERNED YOU WERE GOING TO LOSE YOUR DAUGHTER, CUSTODY, BE CONVICTED OF A FELONY? THERE WAS SOME CONCERN.))
[SUPER=02-Marian Kelley/Prosecutor; :00]
[SUPER=01-Exie Diane Colby/Defendant; :09 QUICK!!!]
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[OUT Q=there was some concern.]
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Scott Colby testified yesterday he wasn't sure what should happen to his wife. Though she's due in January, the judge sentenced Diane Colby as part of an agreement... to serve one year in prison for the murder conspiracy.
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The couple's been back together.. on and off.
Now they're expecting their second child.

[8-11Brown]


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A Roanoke teenager receives a six year prison sentence for a fatal stabbing last December.
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18- year- old Nastassia (nah-STASS-yuh) Brown was convicted of Voluntary Manslaughter in May, following a plea agreement with prosecutors.
She returned to circuit court yesterday afternoon for sentencing.
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((NASTASSIA BROWN/DEFENDANT: I'M JUST SORRY FOR WHAT HAPPENED TO MONIQUE. I'M SORRY FOR WHAT HER CHILD WILL HAVE TO GO THROUGH AND WHAT MINE WILL HAVE TO GO THROUGH. AND I WISH I COULD CHANGE IT, BUT I CAN'T.))
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[OUT Q=I wish I could change it, but I can't.]
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22- year- old Monique (mo-NEEK) Swain died in December following a violent confrontation that involved Brown and Swain's younger sister.
Yesterday, Swain's mother asked for the maximum sentence, ten years in prison.
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((SONJA SWAIN/MONIQUE SWAIN'S MOTHER: AND THE FACTS ARE SHE'S HERE, AND SPENT HOW MANY WEEKS WITH HER CHILD. AND MONIQUE CAN'T SPEND A DAY.))
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[OUT Q=and Monique can't spend a day.]
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Following the hearing, Sonja (SONE-yuh) Swain said she found no satisfaction, but a measure of relief in the judge's ruling. (------------)