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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom....... Look for partly sunny skies today. Temperatures could reach into the 80s.


Steve Pardon will have your weather details coming up after the news.



[7-11Airport]


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Last week's attacks have caused travelers to become apprehensive and that's costing airlines and airports money.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Since air travel resumed last Thursday, passenger loads have been considerably smaller than before last week's terrorist attacks.
As a result, some airlines are reducing service.
U-S Airways will cut its full-size jet service into Roanoke as part of a plan to reduce its capacity by 23-percent.
Right now, 6 of the 18 planes that fly into Roanoke Regional are 99-seat jets.
Airport officials say the loss of those big planes will slice into revenue.
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[IN Q=The size of the aircraft determines...]

((JACQUELINE SHUCK/EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, ROANOKE REGIONAL AIRPORT: THE SIZE OF THE AIRCRAFT DETERMINES....LESS REVENUE THAN WE DID IN THE PAST.))
[SUPER=01-Jacqueline Shuck/Airport Executive Director;]
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[OUT Q=less revenue than we did in the past.]
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Shuck adds that the airline may resume jet service if and when passenger loads increase.
US Airways jet service into Roanoke is scheduled to stop October 7th.
There's no word yet as to whether other Roanoke air-carriers will change their service.
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[7-11L'burg-Airport]


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[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


U-S Airways Express has canceled five flights originating in Lynchburg through the end of the month.
They include four flights to Charlotte and one to Pittsburgh.. each leaves Lynchburg at least six days a week.
No word on how long those flights will remain canceled.
The airport's manager says.. so far.. no other airlines have eliminated flights there.
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[7-11Retired-Marshal]


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The F-A-A hopes to provide security for the nation's commercial air traffic by recruiting air marshals.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=143-Rocky Mount]


A Ferrum man was ready to sign up even before the government posted qualification requirements on the web.
Bob Johnson is a retired U-S Marshal and former Metropolitan D-C Police Officer.
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[SOT 2:37:20]
[IN Q=There are so many]

((BOB JOHNSON/RETIRED U. S. MARSHAL: THERE ARE SO MANY RETIRED OFFICERS OUT HERE STRAINING AT THE BIT, ME INCLUDED, I GUESS, TO GET BACK IN, TO BECOME ACTIVE. THERE'S ALL THAT MANPOWER THAT WON'T COST THE GOVERNMENT ANYTHING. AGAIN, LOOK AT THE MONEY THE GOVERNMENT WOULD SAVE AND WOULD RELIEVE ON-DUTY OFFICERS TO GO ON WITH OTHER INVESTIGATIONS.))
[SUPER=141-Bob Johnson/Retired U. S. Marshal; :10]
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[OUT Q=to go on with other investigations.]
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[VO-NAT]

Johnson now serves as Chaplain at Franklin Memorial Hospital. Even before the four flights were hijacked a week ago, he advocated a program to allow former lawmen to carry weapons on commercial flights to provide security.
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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom....... Partly sunny skies today with clouds increasing as the day goes on.
Steve Pardon will have your complete forecast coming up after the news.




[45-11Volvo]


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Volvo's New River Valley plant has taken a hit from the slow economy.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Dublin/January 2000;]

Volvo officials say the workforce will be cut by 100 and the line rate will also be reduced. That's the number of trucks produced at the plant each day. At the end of November the Dublin facility will cut production by 10... meaning a reduction from 60-trucks a day to 50. Volvo says new truck orders have been decreasing steadily since last year. The New River Valley facility will also be off line for a week in November.
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[45-11Griffith]


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A Christiansburg police officer killed in the line of duty was remembered with an honor that will stand for years to come.
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[SUPER=03-Christiansburg;]

The well traveled Route 4-60 bypass in Christiansburg is now the Terry Griffith Memorial Highway. Family, friends and law enforcement officers gathered yesterday to dedicate the road. Griffith was killed in 19-94 after being shot while trying to arrest an alleged shoplifter. He was 37 years old. His oldest daughter Ashley headed the effort to honor her dad.
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[IN Q=its been a]

((ASHLEY GRIFFITH/OFFICER'S DAUGHTER; ITS BEEN A LONG STRUGGLE TO GET THIS TO WORK BUT ITS JUST AN INCREDIBLE FEELING TO KNOW THAT HE IS GOING TO GET RECOGNITION IN THIS WORLD AND THIS WILL BE HIS FOR THE REST OF WHENEVER.))
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[OUT Q=FOR THE REST OF WHENEVER.]
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Griffth is the only officer in the town's history to be killed on the job.
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[45-11Firefighters]


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Firefighters in the Roanoke Valley say they're overwhelmed by western Virginia's support for the Fallen Firefighters Fund...
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[SUPER=143-Roanoke Co./Saturday]


On Saturday alone, they collected 30-thousand dollars with a boot drive near Tanglewood Mall. Across the state, the total is close to 500- thousand dollars.
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[IN Q=It's just great to see our community respond]

((DANNY IRVIN/ROANOKE CO. PROFESSIONAL FIREFIGHTERS AND PARAMEDICS: IT'S JUST GREAT TO SEE OUR COMMUNITY RESPOND THAT WAY FOR SOME PLACE THAT SEEMS FAR AWAY GEOGRAPHICALLY, BUT REALLY HITS HOME PARTICULARLY TO ALL OF US.)) ((LEWIS THOMAS/LYNCHBURG FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION: IT'S NICE TO SEE PEOPLE COMING TO THE FIRE STATIONS AND THE RESPONSE HAS BEEN RATHER GREAT.))
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[SUPER=141-Lewis Thomas/Lynchburg Firefighters Association; :08]
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[OUT Q=has been rather great.]
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[VO-NAT]


The fundraising will continue this Saturday at the Kroger on Town Square Boulevard... and a week from Saturday at the Spartan Square Kroger in Salem.
Lynchburg firefighters are accepting donations at their stations.
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The firefighters associations say they have heard reports that some scam artists have taken advantage of residents generosity. They say their members will be wearing uniforms or clothing with association emblems.


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Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... Dry weather continues during the day today, but there is a chance for showers by nightfall.
Steve Pardon will have your complete forecast coming up in just a few moments.




[8-11Danville-Standoff]


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A standoff in Danville ends in gunfire.
Police say Nathaniel Spratt Junior barricaded himself inside a house on Lee Street yesterday afternoon.
Spratt was wanted for a shooting Monday night.
Police say they were negotiating with Spratt when he shot himself in the head. Authorities say he later died at Danville Regional Medical Center.
The victim in Monday night's shooting, Stanley Neal Brown is in critical condition at Duke Medical Center.

[8-6-Amherst-Escape]


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An Amherst County teenager who slipped out of the county jail last month has been captured after three weeks on the run.
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19- year- old Jason Scott Owen escaped just one day before he was to stand trial on malicious wounding and robbery charges.
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Owen walked out a side door of the jail's recreation yard.. the door's electronic lock apparently malfunctioned.


Authorities say he's been traveling the southeast with his 18- year- old girlfriend.. they were arrested Monday at a Madison Heights home police had kept under surveillance.
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[8-11Volvo]


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Volvo has announced job and production cuts at its New River Valley plant.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Dublin/January 2000;]

Volvo officials say the workforce will be cut by 100 and the line rate will also be reduced. That's the number of trucks produced at the plant each day. At the end of November the Dublin facility will cut production by 10... meaning a reduction from 60-trucks a day to 50. Volvo says new truck orders have been decreasing steadily since last year. The New River Valley facility will also be off line for a week in November.
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[8-11Retired-Marshal]


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The F-A-A is looking to recruit air marshalls to help provide security for the nation's commercial air traffic.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=143-Rocky Mount]


A Ferrum man was ready to sign up even before the government posted qualification requirements on the web.
Bob Johnson is a retired U-S Marshal and former Metropolitan D-C Police Officer.
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[SOT 2:37:20]
[IN Q=There are so many]

((BOB JOHNSON/RETIRED U. S. MARSHAL: THERE ARE SO MANY RETIRED OFFICERS OUT HERE STRAINING AT THE BIT, ME INCLUDED, I GUESS, TO GET BACK IN, TO BECOME ACTIVE. THERE'S ALL THAT MANPOWER THAT WON'T COST THE GOVERNMENT ANYTHING. AGAIN, LOOK AT THE MONEY THE GOVERNMENT WOULD SAVE AND WOULD RELIEVE ON-DUTY OFFICERS TO GO ON WITH OTHER INVESTIGATIONS.))
[SUPER=141-Bob Johnson/Retired U. S. Marshal; :10]
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[OUT Q=to go on with other investigations.]
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[VO-NAT]

Johnson now serves as Chaplain at Franklin Memorial Hospital. Even before the four flights were hijacked a week ago, he advocated a program to allow former lawmen to carry weapons on commercial flights to provide security. (------------)