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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... Look for sunny skies today with temperatures reaching into the upper 70s.
Steve Pardon will have your complete forecast details coming up in just a few minutes.



[7-11Rocky-Shooting]


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A shooting in Rocky Mount last night wounds two people. Deputies responded to Highland Hill Road at about 6-o'clock last night. Deputies are searching with bloodhounds for two brothers who are suspects in the shooting. One of the wounded was transported to Roanoke Memorial Hospital by helicopter, the other was treated and released from Franklin Memorial. The Franklin County Sheriff's department has apprehended two people in the incident, but say they are not the prime suspects in the case.

[7-11Earley-Money]


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Republican Mark Earley isn't keeping up the pace in financing for this November's election.
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Earley says his campaign for governor raised 1-point-8 million dollars in July and August. His take puts him well behind the 2-point-3 million dollars raised in the same period by Democrat Mark Warner. Earley filed the forms Friday with the State Board of Elections. In late August, Warner led Earley in the polls by 14 percentage points.
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[7-11Lobby-Fund]


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Nearly eight - hundred viewers of Your Hometown Station have rallied behind the American Red Cross-- having donated nearly sixteen thousand dollars.
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Hundreds of people have been stopping by W-D-B-J's lobby since Friday to donate money and to send notes of sympathy to the families of victims of attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. You can stop by the station this week during normal business hours.
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Donations from around the country have poured in to help victims of Tuesday's attacks. The Red Cross says the gift of life is one of the most needed gifts of all.
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The Red Cross in Roanoke collected more than 2-thousand pints of blood in just four days. More than half of those who gave blood were first time donors. Officials hope they will return in the future, long after the crisis is over.
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The Red Cross held a blood drive yesterday at Virginia Tech. They'll be holding blood drives today in Lynchburg and Hillsville, and you can also make an appointment to give blood at the Red Cross office in Roanoke.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom....... A nice calm day today with plenty of sunshine and mild temperatures.
Steve Pardon will have your complete forecast coming up in just a few moments.




[45-2-11Red-Cross]


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The Red Cross says the gift of life is one of the most needed gifts of all, so several blood drives will be held throughout the area today. Meanwhile, donations from around the country have poured in to help victims of Tuesday's attacks.
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The Red Cross in Roanoke collected more than 2-thousand pints of blood in just four days. More than half of those who gave blood were first time donors. Officials hope they will return in the future, long after the crisis is over.
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The Red Cross held a blood drive yesterday at Virginia Tech. They'll be holding blood drives today in Lynchburg and Hillsville, and you can also make an appointment to give blood at the Red Cross office in Roanoke.
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In other news, Roanoke City Council will meet later today. Council recently approved The Roanoke Times' plans to build a new printing plant, but today members will revisit the issue.
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The newspaper is planning a 31- million dollar, 50- thousand square foot facility on Salem Avenue. The Board of Zoning Appeals granted a special exception for the expansion earlier this month, but some neighboring property owners and downtown residents have vowed to challenge the project in court. Today, Roanoke City Council will consider a resolution that would authorize the city manager to seek an ammendment to the city's zoning ordinance. The change would allow printing plants in the city's commercial and industrial districts. A public hearing would be scheduled in mid-October.
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Also today, City Council will consider a resolution that would authorize continuing audits of the Roanoke public schools. Members of council and the school board have been at odds following a recent audit that questioned the school system's hiring practices. The council proposal would direct the municipal auditor and school officials to develop a plan for continuing financia

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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom. Plenty of sunshine today so get outside if you can. Temperatures will climb into the upper 70s.
Steve Pardon will have your complete forecast coming up after the news.





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Two people were wounded by gunfire in Rocky Mount. Deputies responded to Highland Hill Road at about 6-o'clock last night. Deputies are searching with bloodhounds for two brothers who are suspects in the shooting. One of the wounded was transported to Roanoke Memorial Hospital by helicopter, the other was treated and released from Franklin Memorial. The Franklin County Sheriff's deparment has apprehended two people in the incident, but say they are not the prime suspects in the case.

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A Roanoke College group is helping to raise money for relief efforts.
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Last night, a group of students collected pledges for a Bowl-A-thon at Lee-Hi Lanes in Salem. For the students-- it was a way to help victims in Virginia and New York in a positive way.
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((RUTH ANNE WHITTEN/ALPHA PHI OMEGA PRESIDENT; I THINK EVERYONE AT ROANOKE COLLEGE AS IN THE REST OF THE NATION FELT LIKE THEY NEEDED TO DO SOMETHING. ALPHA PHI OMEGA RECOGNIZED THIS NEED FOR THE ROANOKE COLLEGE COMMUNITY. WE JUST ORGANIZED THE BOWL-A-THON TO RAISE MONEY FOR THE SEPTEMBER 11TH FUND. WE KNEW THAT EVERYBODY WANTED TO DO SOMETHING.))
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About 40 people bowled in the event-- which ran for about two hours. So far-- no word yet on how much money was raised.
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[8-11Red-Cross]


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The country has responded to Tuesday's attacks by sending in donations, but the Red Cross says the gift of life is the most needed gift of all.
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The Red Cross in Roanoke collected more than 2-thousand pints of blood in just four days. More than half of those who gave blood were first time donors. Officials hope they will return in the future, long after the crisis is over.
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The Red Cross held a blood drive yesterday at Virginia Tech. They'll be holding blood drives today in Lynchburg and Hillsville, and you can also make an appointment to give blood at the Red Cross office in Roanoke.
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[8-11Lobby-Fund]


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Nearly eight-hundred of Your Hometown Station's viewers have done their part to support the American Red Cross. They've donated nearly sixteen thousand dollars.
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Hundreds of people have been stopping by W-D-B-J's lobby since Friday to donate money and to send notes of sympathy to the families of victims of attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. (------------) You can stop by the station this week during normal business hours.