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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... Keep an umbrella handy because there's a slight chance for a passing shower.

Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have your complete forecast coming up in just a few moments.

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We have one school announcement for you
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[Take FS Schoolwatch] All Pittsylvania County schools are closed today, to join in the National Day of Prayer and Remembrance. Again, Pittsylvania County schools closed today.

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Roanoke police have contacted the F-B-I about an abandoned vehicle discovered near Roanoke's airport.
It was found about 12:30 yesterday, at the intersection of Peters Creek and Thirlane Roads.
The vehicle had no license tags, but it DID have a window sticker from a Florida aviation school.
As a precaution, police had the car towed and an evidence unit has been going over it.

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Commercial Airline service is back up and running in Roanoke.
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A Comair flight to Cincinnati took off at 5:30 yesterday evening, about 45-minutes late.
It was the first commercial flight with passengers aboard to leave the airport in more than two days.
Passengers were ready.
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((BARBARA CONNER/AIRLINE PASSENGER: WE'RE REALLY EXCITED...IT'S SO NICE NOT TO BE SEDENTARY NOW!))
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((MARK BOGARD/AIRLINE PASSENGER: WE WEREN'T OPTIMISTIC...OPENING BACK UP SLOWLY.))
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More flights are scheduled to take off and land today although as of last night some airlines have yet to resume service to Roanoke- including US Airways and Northwest.
Meantime, private pilots are still grounded by the FAA.. indefinitely.
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In Lynchburg, so far no commercial flights have come in or taken off.
Officials there we spoke with last night say the airport has clearance- Now it's up to the airlines to determine when they're ready to fly.
Meanwhile both UPS and FedEX are back in the air.
UPS says it expects to it will deliver almost all of its backlogged Next day air packages by this morning- All other air packages will be delivered by early next week.
Fed Ex says it had 60 planes in the air last night... throughout the nation.
It's putting a priority on medical supplies, emergency equipment and payroll related shipments.
Both companies have increased security.

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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... Cooler weather today with highs only reaching into the 70s.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have your forecast details coming up in just a few moments.

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We have one school announcement to pass along ..
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[Take FS Schoolwatch] All Pittsylvania County schools are closed today, to join in the National Day of Prayer and Remembrance. Again, Pittsylvania County schools closed today.

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Norfolk Southern has offered free rail transportation to remove non-hazardous debris from the World Trade Center site.
N-S has arranged to provide up to a thousand heavy-duty rail cars that will transport the debris to disposal sites on its rail system.

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In Bedford last night, an effort to oust the county's school board chairman failed in the midst of personal bickering between board members.
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Betty Earle and Mark Goode had sought to remove Jim Fields as chairman, claiming Fields violated the board's code of ethics by releasing information about a student.
At least one member felt this was not the time to hash out personal differences.
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((STAN BUTLER/SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER: I THINK THAT IN LIGHT OF EVERYTHING THAT'S HAPPENING IN THE WORLD, THAT VOTING ON THESE TWO ISSUES IS VERY PETTY COMPARED TO WHAT'S GOING ON IN THE WORLD RIGHT NOW.)) ((JIM FIELDS/SCHOOL BOARD CHAIRMAN: AS MANY OF YOU KNOW, THERE WERE A LOT OF LIBELOUS AND DEFAMATORY ACCUSATIONS MADE BY TWO MEMBERS OF THIS BOARD, AND I WOULD JUST LIKE TO SAY PUBLICLY THAT THOSE ACCUSATIONS ARE UTTERLY FALSE.))
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The vote to remove Fields failed on a 4- to- 4 tie vote.
The board DID vote to remove him from the Governor's School committee.
The board could "not" agree on a separate measure to adopt a grievance procedure for future disputes between board members.
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Firefighters are investigating the cause of a fire in Roanoke.
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The fire broke out just after 3:30 yesterday afternoon at an abandoned home in the 1800 block of Chapman Avenue.
Roanoke's Fire Chief says the fire started in a rear bedroom on the second floor and quickly shot up to the attic.


The fire proved difficult to fight because the flames got into the walls.
No word yet on what started the fire, damage is estimated at 35-thousand dollars.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom. Variable clouds today with cooler temperatures and a chance for a passing shower.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have your complete forecast coming up in a few moments.


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We have one school related announcement this morning.
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[Take FS Schoolwatch] All Pittsylvania County schools are closed today, to join in the National Day of Prayer and Remembrance. Again, Pittsylvania County schools closed today.

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W-J-J-S is sponsoring an event in Roanoke and Lynchburg this morning to give out flags to anyone who wants one.
They're calling it "Unity in the Face of Tragedy".
Steve Pardon had the opportunity to check it out.
He was at WJJS' Roanoke studio earlier this morning.
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